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Marty cares for children

WHEN Marty Thomas visited Vietnam and Cambodia two years ago, he returned to Meeniyan with a dream. Mr Thomas was in Cambodia when his friend Shirley Kawe suggested visiting the Opportunity for Development thru Art orphanage in Siem Reap where she works as a head volunteer. ODA houses more than 30 underprivileged children, providing them […]

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Get in touch with Greg’s team

THE telecommunications industry is booming with new products every day, so Greg Carruthers opened up a big, new place that has it all. Mr Carruthers put up the sign for his new shopfront at HiTech Connections in Leongatha on Monday. Formerly Leading Edge Telecoms, the new space offers the same exceptional service with a new […]

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Holiday hotpot

A PROPOSED holiday venue created a scene far from relaxing in South Gippsland Shire Council’s chamber last Wednesday. Proponents and objectors to a host farm at Strzelecki tried to convince council to side with them. The host farm comprises a house, four cabins, a communal meeting room and an amenities building on 26ha of land […]

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Noise complaints blow in

BALD Hills Wind Farm has received 15 complaints about excessive noise from the wind farm since it began operating near Tarwin Lower. Wind farm general manager Matthew Croome said those concerns were now being investigated by “a fully accredited acoustic consultant in accordance with the requirements of condition 21 of the permit”. “The noise complaints […]

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Basketball dream

THE Coasters are embarrassed by the poor sport facilities in Wonthaggi. Despite substandard facilities, the Coasters, an U/14 girls’ basketball team, brought home a championship against all odds but need to see a drastic change. “The girls are embarrassed when they see every other little town with a better facility than them,” Wonthaggi Basketball Association […]

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Watery graves infuriate Wonthaggi

MOURNERS were not expecting underwater graves when they buried their loved ones in Wonthaggi. An unsuitable drainage system causes flooding after heavy rainfall, devastating cemetery visitors. Wonthaggi residents have campaigned for better drainage since November 2013. “The flooding undermines the graves and basic human rights,” resident Les Larke said. “We want to preserve the cemetery, […]

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Champion horse riders bid farewell

AS young children, Lauren Wilkinson (nee Claessen), Stephanie Goode (nee Carfrae) and Carleen Hefel’s dream was to ride horses. Starting off as junior members of the Wonthaggi Pony Club (PC) and progressing to associate members, they have managed to clock up over 61 years of pony club membership between them. Sadly, the time has come […]

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Cricket for a cause

MOTOR Neurone Disease is a devastating illness that hit Matt Boswell close to home, so he’s decided to make a difference. Earlier this year, one of Mr Boswell’s closest friends lost his father to the disease. Mr Boswell, a member of the Koonwarra/ Leongatha RSL Cricket Club, decided to use his passion for the sport […]

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Tigers overcome by fearless ferocity

IN front of a bumper Sunday crowd, Thorpdale unexpectedly knocked over reigning premier, Mirboo North, by four points in the VCFL WorkSafe Victoria’s ‘Game of the Month’ at Thorpdale Recreation Reserve. However, there were no surprises with the weather; a heavy overnight frost ensured a stunningly bright winter’s day ensued. One joyful lady even burst […]

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Inverloch Ironman finishes 20th challenge

FEW have the physical fitness and endurance to compete in an Ironman challenge. Inverloch’s Gavin Slavin entered his 20th Iron Man in Roth, Germany, on Sunday (July 12) Up against 5000 competitors in scorching conditions of over 30 degrees, Slavin came away with a result of 11 hours and 26 minutes. The 250,000 strong crowd […]

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