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Riding for a cause

FOUR South Gippslanders will take part in a 1000km bike ride in Western Australia in October, to support a rehabilitation centre that transforms lives. Rick and Mez Oldham of Archies Creek will join Deb Rielly of Wonthaggi and Gavin Slavin of Inverloch in the six day Kari’s Tour de Freedom 1000 event. Funds raised will […]

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Back local businesses, back your community

SUPPORT Small Business Day takes place on Saturday, October 4, run by South Gippsland Shire Council and the Victorian Government. “We see it as a real celebration of what’s special about shopping locally, and that is supporting the people that support our community,” council’s business liaison officer Renae Littlejohn said. Ms Littlejohn praised local businesses […]

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Music festival to rock Tarwin Lower

UNIFIED and The Hills are Alive are proud to announce the first year of a new event Unify: A Heavy Music Gathering. Unify is a two day boutique camping and music gathering set at Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve at January 10 and 11, 2015. The concept is to create a community driven event of 3000 punters across the punk, hardcore […]

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Leongatha icon comes down

    THE former Masonic Hall in Leongatha is now being demolished to make way for a townhouse complex. The building on the corner of Church and Bruce streets is on the edge of Leongatha’s commercial district.

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Rubbish swoop

A HIGH amount of rubbish dumped on roadsides has prompted authorities to fight fire with fire. Signs have appeared along South Gippsland and Bass Coast roadsides, spreading an anti-littering message. The signs are a trial run by Bass Coast and South Gippsland shire councils, Sustainability Victoria and VicRoads, funded with a grant of $16,000 from […]

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Here to help

A SMALL gift can go a long way when those little gifts become one. Such is the benefit of donating to community foundations in South Gippsland. Through raising sponsorship for the benefit of locals, the Mirboo North and District, and Bass Coast community foundations are transforming the future for community groups and individuals. The foundations […]

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Sergeant awarded for bravery

A POLICE officer who rescued a fisherman from wild seas off Philip Island received a bravery medal last week. Sergeant Daniel Burgess received the Clarke Silver Medal from The Royal Humane Society of Australasia at The Melbourne Town Hall. The award was presented by Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove. On January 14, 2012, Sgt Burgess […]

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Loch CFA celebrates 60 years of service

THE members of the Loch CFA celebrated the brigade’s 60 year anniversary recently. Many deserving awards were presented to past and present volunteers for their efforts and achievements. Originally part of the Poowong and District Fire Brigade, Loch CFA was formed on September 12, 1954. Brigade volunteers have protected and educated the community for the […]

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Ryan rushes to top

MIRBOO group firefighter William Ryan took part in a race up the 28 floors of Melbourne’s Crown Towers recently. The event is the first of its type in Melbourne. Members of fire agencies – Country Fire Authority, Metropolitan Fire Brigade,  Rural Fire Service, New Zealand fire services and other international organisations – faced off in […]

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Run, run, run

LEONGATHA Primary School students ran rings around their oval on Tuesday, September 16 during the school lapathon. During the fundraising event, all school students completed as many laps of the oval as they could in 30 minutes, earning sponsorship money generously provided to the school by family and friends. The money will go towards improved […]

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