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Transport driven agenda

THE South East Australian Transport Strategy Inc (SEATS) held its quarterly meeting at Port Welshpool last Thursday and Friday. Around 50 delegates from New South Wales and Victoria attended the meeting chaired by South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jeanette Harding. The SEATS region links the NSW city of Wollongong to the north with the […]

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Hunt for stolen 4WD

LEONGATHA football player and Thorpdale local Ben Willis was dismayed to watch his Nissan Patrol 4WD being stolen from Dandenong South via a camera. Police are on the hunt for a group of men who are behind the series of brazen thefts at Ben’s workplace. “I was at home (in Thorpdale) but my car was […]

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Synchronise swimming

COMMUNITIES wishing to save their pools should form friends groups and work with the pool operators, the YMCA. That was the advice given by South Gippsland Shire Councillor Lorraine Brunt last Wednesday night. She was speaking after receiving a petition with 1900 signatures, calling on council to change pool opening times, resume temperature evaluation to […]

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Allies face off

THE conservative parties will go head to head in a tussle for the seat of Gippsland South. The by-election triggered by the resignation of former MLA Peter Ryan will be held on Saturday, March 14. Candidates must be confirmed by this week. At the time of printing, The Greens had named Andrea Millsom of Loch, […]

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Ice crackdown

  ICE and other harmful drugs are a major problem for emergency services in South Gippsland. A Proactive Investigation Team (PIT) was established at the Wonthaggi Police Station three weeks ago to target drug trafficking in the Bass Coast Police Service Area (PSA), which covers from Phillip Island to Foster. “We have executed seven drug […]

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Council to vote on buffer tomorrow

  KORUMBURRA residents are fuming as South Gippsland Shire Council looks likely to approve a buffer zone around Burra Foods’ dairy factory tomorrow (Wednesday). Council will meet in the council chambers in Leongatha to debate whether or not to accept an environmental significance overlay (ESO) that would require residents within 227m of the factory to […]

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Rail trail push proposed

A NEW vision to lure more people to explore the Great Southern Rail Trail was presented to South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. A new logo, brochure, postcards, website and app could promote the trail within the region and further afield. The proposal also calls for more infrastructure along the trail, such as new signs, […]

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Superbikes – a real blast

FIREWORKS lit up the night sky over the Phillip Island race track on Friday night with celebrations for the 25th year of the world Superbike championship blasting off. While British riders stole the show at the opening round of the 2015 Superbike World Championship with Jonathan Rea and Leon Haslam sharing first and second places […]

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Jasmine collects four gold

Jasmine Woods was a star performer at the Regional Track and Field meeting at Casey Fields on the weekend, bringing home four gold medals. Previously, on Thursday night at the Leongatha Little Athletics twilight meeting, Jasmine came within a centimetre of beating the club’s high jump Under 12 record held by Eleanor Paterson. As a […]

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Rush on Aussie berries

LEONGATHA North berry growers Chris and Sue Howard have been inundated by requests for frozen berries in the wake of foreign berries infecting consumers with Hepatitis A. “We have had phone call after phone call,” Mrs Howard said. “The demand has at least tripled.” Victorians were shocked to learn the berries at the centre of […]

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