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Art unites four generations

FOLLOWING the success of their joint exhibitions in 2013 and 2014, Meeniyan artist Leslie Monahan and her father, Bermagui artist Bill Shaw are currently presenting Rustica, an exhibition of metal sculptures, metal jewellery and photography, at the Meeniyan Art Gallery. Rustica combines their joint passion for metalwork and recycled materials, and Leslie’s unique photographic style, […]

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New CFA station officially opens

AFTER 13 years of waiting, the new Leongatha CFA station is now open. The station has been fully operational since last Tuesday (January 13). CFA members helped moved the last of their equipment – including the trucks – into the station last Tuesday night. “The move went well,” Leongatha CFA captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen said. “We’ve […]

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Woman trapped in Jeetho crash

A LEONGATHA woman is in critical condition after a car accident in Jeetho on Wednesday at 10.30am. The 39 year old collided with a Poowong man on the Jeetho Road and was trapped in her car for some time. Police are still investigating what occurred but it is believed one of the drivers failed to […]

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MP to open office in Leongatha

A POLITICIAN will open the first electorate office in Leongatha since 1970. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, Danny O’Brien, last week announced he would open an office in Leongatha to better service the people of South Gippsland. The last MP to have an office in the shire was Sir Herbert Hyland, who was Gippsland […]

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Swimmers locked out of pools

THREE South Gippsland pools have been open for just 19 of the 53 days of the season, sparking community concerns about low attendances threatening the security of pools’ futures. Pools at Mirboo North, Poowong and Korumburra have been open to the public for just 19 days. Out of a possible 32 days, Foster’s pool has […]

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Flood survival guide released

THE Tarwin Valley has been recognised as an area at high risk of flooding, particularly around Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay. A new flood guide has been produced for the area by the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) to help people understand flooding, how it occurs and what to do in times of flood. The […]

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Trail revamp takes shape

WORK on the Black Spur section of the Great Southern Rail Trail is well underway at Koonwarra. Clearing of vegetation at both ends is complete, the first bridge (from Koonwarra end) has been demolished, and the decks of the second and third bridges have been removed. Work crews tried to leave as much vegetation as […]

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Kids hunt for dinosaur

THE quiet of Leongatha Library changed to a riot on Wednesday when a dinosaur show arrived to entertain children during their holidays. The show Detective Dinosaur by Carp Productions featured Detective T Rex searching for a missing Dooyathinkhesaurus. Two performers told the story using costumes and puppets, as well as dance, music and lots of […]

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Jeff named Bass Coast’s top citizen

BASS Coast Shire Council announced Jeff Nottle of Newhaven as the 2015 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards presentation on Wednesday night. Mayor Cr Kimberley Brown and 2014 citizen of the year Barbara Oates made presentations to nominees and award winners in a ceremony at the Civic Centre Council Chambers […]

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Cakes fund Red Cross

A RECORD number of people came to the cake stall held by the Waratah Red Cross on January 10. They came hungry too, buying cakes, biscuits, fresh produce, books and paintings donated by a local artist. Once more it was a great day for friends and visitors to catch up with one another at the […]

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