Home » March 18th, 2014 Entries posted on “March, 2014”

Marine rescue teams review

THE Parliament of Victoria is conducting a Marine Service Review. The Economic Development, Infrastructure, and Outer Suburban/Interface Services Committee called for an inquiry into the operation of rescue services across the state. The committee will consider whether the range and manner of the service fits its purpose, consider improvements, outline areas of responsibility,  investigate legislation […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Police battle street assaults

  WONTHAGGI Police have seen a rise in street assaults over the past 12 months. Targeted patrols will be conducted in problem areas to increase police presence, particularly on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings. Family violence or violence within the home remains a big issue and contributes to the 16.3 per cent increase in assaults. […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Highway fires probe

SEVERAL fires that started along the Bass Highway between Pound Creek Road and Inverloch last Wednesday afternoon are being investigated. Incident controller from the Leongatha South CFA Gary Williams said there was “more than one, if not two or three” fires started on the side of the road. A police spokesperson said four separate fires […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Massive crowds risk lives at Venus Bay

LIVES are at risk at Venus Bay. Surf life savers are struggling to deal with thousands of people on beaches and overcrowded car parks are hindering emergency services. The influx of visitors over summer also poses a fire risk with just one road in and out of town, with “certain death and carnage waiting to […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ice breaker

  RISING use of the drug ice is contributing to higher incidence of family violence and assault in South Gippsland, health services believe. According to recent Victoria Police crime statistics, assaults, including family violence, are up by 16.3 per cent over the past 12 months in the Bass Coast Police Service Area, which covers South […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sam Hughes smashes double century

KOONWARRA/Leongatha RSL’s Sam Hughes was a run machine on the weekend when he smashed 202 not out to claim  a huge win for his team against top side Wonthaggi Miners on the eve of finals. In a huge confidence booster for the Cougars Hughes and Nathan Toms, scoring 113, made 237 for the first wicket. […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Lights, camera, action in Korumburra

  KORUMBURRA was dazzled by a film crew and cameras on Wednesday as it became the site for the new Nissan Australia television ad. Location scouts selected the beautiful, winding Korumburra-Warragul Road for the driving footage, which will be aired on March16. A cornfield in Lardner Park and a sequence with cows in Warragul will […]

March 12th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Ali Vital wins the Cup

ALI Vital took home the Cup at the Stony Creek Races on Sunday. The horse trained by Robbie Laing came away with a win, just ahead of Cosentino trained by Doug Harrison. Mr Laing had two horses running for the cup. Altonio and Second King came in at third and fourth. Second King was a […]

March 12th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

Wilsons celebrate another triumph

LEONGATHA sisters Kelly and Andrea Wilson are celebrating another huge triumph, being involved in the winning Bendigo Spirit team which clinched the Women’s Basketball League Grand Final on Sunday in Bendigo. Bendigo Spirit completed a stunning season with a thrilling grand final win 94-83 over Townsville Fire, claiming its second-straight Wattle Valley WNBL championship. In […]

March 12th, 2014 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Men lift patients’ spirits

EIGHT tables have made a big difference to the chemo day therapy unit at the Leongatha Hospital thanks to Marg Fox. She has been a frequent visitor to the unit for the eight years she has been undergoing chemotherapy. Seeing a need for side tables at the new hospital, she suggested to hospital staff the […]

March 12th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Recently Commented

  • wstaton: I guess it means he will not be able to attend any council meetings saving us ratepayers his claims for...
  • rojo: Awesome work Lynette
  • vbresident: I read Ms Page’s offering and nearly choked laughing. We have a property on the second estate in...
  • brad: Hi Robbie. Would you like your comments to run as a letter to the editor too? If so, we just need your full...
  • robbiemc: The local council should not be wasting ratepayers money to build a rail trail. And more to the point there...