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Foster commemorates Anzacs

THE Foster and district community was led in its Anzac Day march by members of the Yanakie Campdraft Club representing the Light Horse, on Saturday. “The horses went fantastically,” Foster RSL secretary Percy Brewer said. Foster RSL president Bruce Lester said the symbolism was particularly appropriate because the founding president of the Foster RSL Roy […]

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Mirboo North sings in unity

THE community of Mirboo North and surrounds commemorated Anzac Day in a two part service on Saturday. The indoor service took place in the auditorium of Mirboo North Secondary College, with a catafalque party provided by HMAS Cerberus. Mirboo North RSL secretary captain Peter Fraser (retired) gave the introduction and Mirboo North RSL president Lt […]

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Lunch wraps up seachange festival

  THE Prom Coast Seachange Festival came to a close on Sunday. To finish off the big event, residents and visitors of Foster enjoyed a long lunch, courtesy of the Toora and Foster Community Bank. The street lunch highlights the delicious foods and wine from the region. Tables were set up along the main street […]

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Dancing for community

THE Bass Coast Community Foundation’s revival of the Mayoral Ball recently was a stunning success, with guests enjoying the change of venue and format. The ballroom at the RACV Club Resort in Inverloch provided a magnificent venue for everyone to celebrate living in this fabulous region. Guests were treated to a beautiful three course meal, […]

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Lennie’s sister climbs bridge

  THE family of the late Lennie Gwyther, the boy who rode a horse from Leongatha to the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932, climbed the bridge recently in honour of Lennie’s achievement and his sister’s 90th birthday. The group of climbers included Lennie’s sister Beryl Ferrier of the Gold Coast, Lennie’s niece […]

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Evelyn turns 102

  LEONGATHA’S Woorayl Lodge was in celebration mode recently, as resident Evelyn Nunn turned 102. Relatives of Ms Nunn visited her on her special day and the staff of Woorayl Lodge through a party on April 20. “I had lots of calls from people wanting to come and see me,” Ms Nunn said. Ms Nunn […]

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Seaside alarm

EMERGENCY warnings need to be improved at Venus Bay to save lives during peak holiday periods. The Venus Bay Community Centre is seeking funding for a study into improving emergency information and warnings in the coastal town that is surrounded by bush and only accessible by one road. Community house manager Alyson Skinner said many […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Leongatha racers in top ten

THE Race to the Sky event in New Zealand saw Leongatha drivers Brett Hayward pipped for first place honours and Steve Riley ninth in the world’s longest motorsport gravel hill climb. Held in the Cardrona Valley between Queenstown and Wanaka on the South Island on the weekend of April 17 to 19 the track is […]

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Parrots slog out win

LEONGATHA managed to defeat Maffra easily in some of the worst conditions you could get for football on Saturday night at Maffra. The word from Maffra before the game was that some six inches of rain had hit the town between Wednesday and game day; making the oval extremely heavy. It also rained on and […]

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Bulls away

ANZAC Day saw the birth of a new junior football club, the Poowong-Loch Bulls. The Bulls played its first game against Yarragon at the Loch Memorial Reserve. The local community put in countless hours over the off season to establish the new club and was excited to hold its first home game on such a […]

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