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Plea to protect heroes

FIREFIGHTERS with the Country Fire Authority are calling on the public to sign a petition for their rights to claim health compensation. These petitions were distributed to shops and businesses in the area last week, and were initiated by the CFA volunteers’ association, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria. Leongatha CFA captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen said evidence shows […]

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Doctor awarded

DR Mario Croatto of Leongatha has been recognised for “meritorious service to the Italian community”. The Italian Australian Coordinating Committee of Gippsland presented the certificate to Dr Croatto during a dinner at the Italian Australian Sporting Club in Morwell. They lured the doctor there by asking him to give a speech, then suddenly presented him […]

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Happy patients

STAGE one of the Bass Coast Regional Health’s (BCRH) $6 million extension is fully operational. This extension was part of the Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC) redevelopment, which included upgrades to dental, podiatry, and physiotherapy facilities. The project was funded by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) and state funded. Stage one has been functioning since […]

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Farmers see money in CSG

SOME farmers welcome the prospect of gas mining in South Gippsland, despite overwhelming community opposition to the new industry. But the man leading the State Government’s community consultation process about natural gas and coal seam gas mining said those supporters were not willing to express their views publicly for fear of reprisals. Mike Maguire, managing […]

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Toilet trouble

RUSHING to the toilet only to discover no toilet paper angered people flocking to rail trail toilets in the middle of Koonwarra recently. Toilets are proving a “massive problem” for the Great Southern Rail Trail committee of management, president Neville Pulham of Fish Creek said. He said the toilets may have been without paper as […]

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Daffodil icon touched many

THE Leongatha Daffodil Festival will go on this year despite the death of long time supporter Ian Dyson last Monday week (June 16). Mr Dyson, late of Dumbalk, was an important part of the festival for many years. The Leongatha Horticultural Society has described Mr Dyson as a major exhibitor in the daffodil show with […]

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Septic stink

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to challenge the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) over a rule governing septic systems and water bores at Sandy Point and Venus Bay. The Sandy Point Community Group said a regulation requiring septic systems to be 50m from a domestic water bore was hindering construction of new homes, and […]

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Uni reveals grand plans

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council and businesses could help train university students. Council’s acting director of community services Ned Dennis said council would work with Federation University Australia’s Gippsland campus at Churchill to establish links with the South Gippsland community. The university’s head of campus Dr Harry Ballis updated council about the institution’s first six months […]

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Aim, believe, smile, tips Olympian

IT’S one thing in life to have a major goal but setting short term milestones are the keys to everyday success – in life or business – said Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson OAM. The gold and silver medallist said the secrets to achieving in sport can be applied to achieving in business, when she addressed […]

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Historical hub has fascinating past

THE members of the Inverloch Historical Society have a few stories to tell and so do the walls of the group’s new home. The society has bought the former Inverloch police lock-up to store some of its 4000 items. All the group needs now is land on which to locate the jailhouse. The society is […]

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