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Exceptional expo

CHAIRO Christian School’s Leongatha campus opened their doors last Wednesday night for their first ever annual Expo. Leongatha principal Lisa Dumicich said the expo is a fantastic way for prospective and currently enrolled families alike to recognise student’s achievements “It’s an opportunity to celebrate the kids and the hard work they’ve put in this year. […]

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Turkish students on Gallipoli exchange

Leongatha Secondary College students were treated to a visit from Turkish international exchange students on Thursday, July 14 Beril, Idil, Ayliz, Ece, Ilayda and Doga attend Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi in Turkey, doing their equivalent of year 11. The girls are in Leongatha visiting their host sisters from Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College and Leongatha Secondary […]

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Excitement blooming

THIS year’s annual Leongatha Daffodil Festival is set to be the biggest yet as the Australian Daffodil Championship jumps on board. The September festival hopes to attract growers and flower-lovers from far and wide in what will be the first collaboration between the festival and the championships. Sue Thompson, president of the Leongatha Horticultural Society […]

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Teddy bear check up

LEONGATHA Primary School (LPS) students were treated to a very special visit last Wednesday when Teddy Bear Hospital stopped in for a check up. Teddy Bear Hospital is a community initiative organised by medical students with an aim to reduce young children’s ‘white coat anxiety’ often associated with visiting a doctor or hospital. Seventeen first […]

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Australasian dance domination

LISA Pellin Dancers conquered centre stage at the Australian Teachers of Dance Australasian Energertiks Scholarships on Friday, July 17. Students from the Leongatha dance school travelled to perform at the prestigious competition held at the Clocktower Centre in Melbourne after having qualified with impeccable scores at the state-level competition. LPD principal, Lisa Pellin says it […]

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Phone call frauds

A NUMBER of scam phone calls have been received and reported around Leongatha in the past fortnight. With a number of locals concerned about the security of their bank details getting into the wrong hands, authorities have asked people to report any suspicious phone calls, voicemail or emails where unreliable sources have asked to receive […]

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Councils bat for future

GIPPSLAND councils heard of a state-wide push to ensure the viability of rural councils, when mayors and CEOs met in Leongatha recently. South Gippsland Shire Council hosted the monthly meeting of the Gippsland Local Government Network and among the speakers was a representative of Rural Councils Victoria. GLGN chair Cr Peter Neal said smaller councils […]

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Mary MacKillop works advance

UPGRADES to Mary MacKillop College’s administration area and a new building to house a trade training centre are well on schedule. Many students and parents are curious as to what the transformation will look like and when the two major projects will be successfully completed. Demolition of the old administration office began late last year, […]

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Park management questioned

  MANAGEMENT of the Yanakie Caravan Park is back under the spotlight. Former manager Tony Holgate is frustrated by what he claims is poor management by South Gippsland Shire Council. Council took over the park 18 months ago, with the aim to improve the safety and compliance and ageing infrastructure. During this time, council claimed […]

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Next step for equestrian centre

THE development of an exhibition centre at Stony Creek has been boosted by $35,000 allocated in the South Gippsland Shire Council 2015-16 annual budget. Council recreation coordinator Ian Murphy said the funding will be used to further investigate the development of the facility. “The funds will be utilised to review the concept plans and costings […]

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