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Council gets in the swim

LEONGATHA Swimming Club gratefully accepted a $1000 grant from South Gippsland Shire Council for the purchase of a new white board and storage cupboard recently. “It’s a great thing to know we’ve got the support of the council,” LSC president Peter Bellingham said. The whiteboard, which is used by coaches to display training programs to […]

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World Life Saving Championships

LOCAL Life Saving identities, George Mission and his wife Janet Kolotelo from Inverloch, have been appointed to officiate at the World Life Saving Championships “Rescue14” in September, at Montpellier, France. Both are involved in local clubs Inverloch, Cape Paterson and Waratah Beach. Janet, a theatre nurse at Wonthaggi Hospital, has been officiating now for 15 […]

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Cycling roadtrain back in Leongatha

LEONGATHA returns to the iconic national road series event, the Tour of Gippsland, part of the Subaru National Road Series, in September. Stage two, Leongatha to Yinnar, sets off from the velodrome at 10.30am on Thursday, September 4. Leongatha rider Stuart Smith says that starting a stage in your home town is a lot more […]

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The Bulldogs to become The Giants

CLUB members who attended the Special General Meeting held at the Korumburra-Bena Football Netball Club on Thursday night agreed unanimously with the proposal to change the club colours. The change is designed to distinguish the club from Phillip Island Football Netball Club. Along with the change of colours the club moniker would change from The […]

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Burning hot

JESSE Burns loves the Collingwood Football Club and admires Magpie Dayne Beams’ flair with the Sherrin. Young Jesse could well find himself in an AFL jumper some day, given his outstanding performance on the football field this year. The Leongatha Junior Football Club player last week achieved the remarkable feat of not only winning the […]

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Off and racing: Grace jumps in CEO’s saddle

COUNTRY Racing Victoria will continue to back the Stony Creek Racing Club. That news has delighted the club’s new CEO, lifelong racing fan Terry Grace. The Inverloch man took over from Ralph Gallagher three weeks ago and comes to the role with national and international business experience, and a racing passion inspired by his grandparents. […]

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Young numbers drop

There were approximately 950 export and 130 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 80 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a dearer market. Young cattle were in short supply, with almost half being grown heifers which attracted stronger interest, to lift 8c/kg for the well-finished heavy weights. […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Teens experience dairy

KORUMBURRA Secondary College VCAL students are learning about the dairy industry with the help of two jersey calves. As part of the Cows Create Careers – farm module, the calves are helping to increase awareness of dairy industry careers in a hands on way. The Year 10 VCAL students will rear the calves dubbed Sharon […]

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Chip your pet

LOSING your beloved animal companion can be upsetting, but if your pet is registered and microchipped, your dog or cat has a much higher chance of being returned to you if it ends up in an animal shelter or vet clinic. In the last 12 months, two out of three animals impounded with Bass Coast […]

August 26th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children bloom for festival

JUNIOR gardeners will be showing off their green thumbs at this year’s Daffodil Festival. For the past few months, students from grades 1 and 2 classes at Leongatha Primary School have been growing broad beans and daffodils with the help of Leongatha’s Margaret Fox. “She (Margaret Fox) has been incredible for us,” Grade 2 teacher […]

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