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Looking forward to the fete

WITH the St Laurence’s annual fete in Leongatha fast approaching, excitement is building. This year’s fete will be held on Saturday, November 8, and will have those stalls everyone has come to expect and love, with a few new stalls added for fun. Once again, the fete has had brilliant support and sponsorship from local […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Thunderstorm spectacle in Mardan

MANY South Gippslanders were woken by loud rumbling and witnessed flashing skies on Wednesday night. In places the storm was quite severe and nowhere more so than in Mardan where a lightning strike set alight a huge old gum tree. When Katrina Rodda went outside at 2.30am unable to sleep she saw the tree bordering […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Robbery deflates retail business

A BRAZEN burglary at Leongatha’s Great Southern Outdoors last Tuesday night has left owner Graeme O’Connor feeling a little bit fed up. According to Mr O’Connor unknown offender(s) forced entry through the front door of the Bair Street premises and took between $10,000 and $15,000 worth of stock. All of the glass cabinets were emptied, […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Robbery deflates retail business

A BRAZEN burglary at Leongatha’s Great Southern Outdoors last Tuesday night has left owner Graeme O’Connor feeling a little bit fed up. According to Mr O’Connor unknown offender(s) forced entry through the front door of the Bair Street premises and took between $10,000 and $15,000 worth of stock. All of the glass cabinets were emptied, […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Fire station ready for fit out

BUILDING firm Considine and Johnston has completed the construction of Leongatha CFA’s new station but there’s still plenty of work to be done on the fit out. Keys to the building have been handed over to corporate CFA in Melbourne so it can prepare for the local fire brigade to move in at the end […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hospital gains a country man

MARK Johnson, the new CEO of Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) describes taking over the reins of the organisation as a steep learning curve. Getting to know how an organisation works and the people within it interact, is a big part of stepping onto any new job, particularly when the organisation employs 400 people. Mr […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Residents fed up with rate rises

THE heat is starting to build on the South Gippsland Shire with residents angry over hefty gains in rates in the last two years. Rates and the upcoming budget are current hot topics and the Shire is not the flavour of the month either, rating poorly in the recent customer satisfaction survey. After recently seeing […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

CSG rebuffed by council

Photo courtesy Shelley Price SJP Studios.

COAL Seam Gas (CSG) protestors were outraged by the South Gippsland Shire Council’s decision not to exempt the shire from CSG mining and exploration on Wednesday. Protestors filled council’s gallery during the ordinary meeting and were disappointed with the outcome. Mayor Cr Jim Fawcett said he would not vote for exemption at this time because […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Open gardens at Jumbunna

Jumbunna is staging open gardens this coming Sunday, October 26, from 10am till 4pm commencing at the Jumbunna Hall. Cost $10 for adults. All the proceeds will go to help cover the high overheads of the Jumbunna Hall where the market is held on the first Sunday of the month as well as hosting other […]

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Oceania Championships medals for McFarlane

LEONGATHA Cycling Club member Thomas McFarlane has been busy on the track at the Adelaide Super Drome this past week competing in the Oceania Track games. Thomas returned from the championships with two bronze medals. Thursday saw Thomas grab third in the Junior U19 scratch race whilst on Friday he was part of the four […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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