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Best by a country yard

THE Koonwarra saleyards were purchased by Victorian Livestock Exchange (VLE) in 2006 as part of a large purchase of saleyards throughout Gippsland. Now referred to as VLE Leongatha, the saleyards are proving popular with both producers and purchasers. Chief executive officer Wayne Osborne said soon after the yards were purchased, the roof was erected and […]

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Loch Primary celebrates 125th

AFTER six months in the planning, ex-students flocked from far and wide to Loch Primary School on Sunday to mark the school’s 125th anniversary celebrations. An early heavy down pour of rain made things wet underfoot but the skies cleared and the day was set to be a great success, as attendees perused the memorabilia […]

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Burra celebrates

DEPUTY Premier Peter Ryan said the start of production of infant formula at Burra Foods, Korumburra, was a red letter day for the company and the town. Production follows a $22 million expansion at the plant. Mr Ryan inspected the move from older to newer, including robotic technology on Friday, with Eastern Victoria MLC Danny […]

May 27th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Mirboo North palace opened

THE $7.5 million redevelopment of Mirboo North Secondary College is now complete. The Victorian Government has delivered on its election commitment to rebuild the school. Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan officially opened the new school on Friday, providing students with a modern and flexible learning space. Mr Ryan said the government had […]

May 27th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

New look park revealed

LEONGATHA’S much loved McIndoe Park is now safer and more accessible for families and children of all ages. This is thanks to an $88,000 investment from the Victorian Government’s $1 billion Regional Growth Fund. Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan was in Leongatha last Friday to officially open the $120,000 McIndoe Park Development […]

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Super kids

AS PART of Education Week, Korumburra Primary School held a dress up day with students and teachers coming to school as their favourite heroes and villains. The day was also a fundraiser for the junior school council, with half of the funds going towards the school’s World Vision sponsor child, Elisa.

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Island review supported

DESPITE not agreeing with a deamalgamated Phillip Island Shire, Bass MLA Ken Smith said he would support a municipal review being pushed by the Stand Alone Group. A petition with 8600 signatures was presented by a delegation from the Stand Alone group to Mr Smith at his Wonthaggi office last Thursday. The signatures were gathered […]

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Lions steer market

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“Awesome moment”

“THIS is an awesome moment for Leongatha,” said Thelma Arnup last Friday, greeting the successful relocation of the Illawarra Flame Tree on the Aldi construction site in Leongatha. “The town is known for its trees and we have lost so many lately, it is fabulous to see one saved. “And I am so impressed with […]

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Chaplain lends an ear

STUDENTS come to see Paul Brailey for all sorts of reasons. Some need support through tragic events in their lives, while others come to find a friendly ear or to play games and socialise. Mr Brailey is the school chaplain at Leongatha Primary School. On Friday mornings he runs a supportive group called Seasons for […]

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