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Hair and flair order of evening

STUDENTS of the Federation Training’s Leongatha hairdressing and hospitality departments showed off their amazing skills last Wednesday at a gala night. A parade of hair fashion through the ages was accompanied by a three course meal at Wildflower Cafe, all provided by students. Hairdressing teacher Jan-Maree Constantine said the event was part of student’s studies. […]

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

What is out there?

SOMETHING was happening in the skies in 1978. A pilot went missing en route to King Island, losing radio contact soon after reporting being followed by an unidentified flying object. Weeks before, a Sale man was pursued by a flying disc for three hours while deer hunting at Briagolong. Months later, a television news crew […]

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Garbage delay

RUBBISH collection in parts of South Gippsland was delayed last week, after garbage trucks were taken off the road. South Gippsland Shire Council’s rubbish contractor, Cleanaway, removed its trucks from service pending roadworthy checks. A truck used by Cleanaway’s parent company, Transpacific, was involved in a fatal collision in South Australia recently, prompting Transpacific to […]

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Brotherly tale to enthral

BLOOD Brothers is coming to Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on September 5. With just under two weeks to go before the big opening night, the cast from Lyric Theatre Group is busily rehearsing and refining what promises to be a brilliant performance. All the leads are experts, having been involved with Lyric’s performances in the past. […]

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Daffodil Festival time

Pleasant spring weather is forecast for this week, just in time for the opening of Leongatha’s Daffodil Festival on Thursday. Leongatha Primary School students, from left, Molly, Brodie, Julia, Hannah and Sally are excited about seeing Grade 2 students’ daffodils on display during the festival.

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

Neighbours save house

A KORUMBURRA home was saved from burning thanks to the quick actions of neighbours last Tuesday (August 19). A fire ignited on the back verandah but was contained to that area thanks to initial attempts by neighbours to extinguish the fire. A fire investigator was unable to determine the cause of the blaze, as the […]

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Seaside shock

TWO serious incidents shook Inverloch in the past week. A Wonthaggi man was arrested on Saturday after he climbed onto the roof of the Inverloch Community Hub and threatened suicide. The man in his twenties was wanted by police before Saturday for numerous offences, including evading police. At 11.50am on August 16, he was intercepted […]

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Lack of vision killing Leongatha

LEONGATHA could have a traffic-free mall as the heart of the community, a place where people could socialise and celebrate the town. Last Wednesday, Ron Brown told South Gippsland Shire Council of his vision to close the intersection of McCartin and Bair streets to vehicles, and reinvigorate the junction as a plaza of the likes […]

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Farmers harbour rates anxiety

  FARMERS in South Gippsland are continuing to feel the pressure of Bass Coast Shire Council’s rates. Council’s acting corporate services director John Wynen said farmers represent 3.6 per cent of rateable properties and pay 7.5 per cent of all rates and charges. However, the value of farming properties – the basis of rating properties […]

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Muddy waters cloud pools

POOL committees are unsure how management changes will affect the success of pools across South Gippsland. YMCA Victoria has won the tender to manage SPLASH and seasonal aquatic facilities at Korumburra, Poowong, Mirboo North and Foster. South Gippsland Shire Council ratified the recommendation to award the contract to the YMCA for the next three years. […]

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