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High achieving Aussies awarded

SIX youngsters from across South Gippsland were nominated for the Youth Community Contribution award at South Gippsland Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards Ceremony at Leongatha Memorial Hall on Wednesday. Gemma Martin of Meeniyan was nominated by Meeniyan Dumbalk United Netball Club for her outstanding community service efforts and her fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation. Leongatha’s […]

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Sarah set for university

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College graduate and dux Sarah McCahon reaped the rewards for her academic efforts after getting in to her dream course last week. Ms McCahon received an offer from the University of Melbourne for her top preference, a place in a Bachelor of Science. “I received my offer on Monday, January 18 […]

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Scouts love tent city

LOCAL Scouts returned to Victoria recently after a 12 day adventure to the 2016 Scout Jamboree near Sydney. Second Leongatha Scouts leader Barry Ferguson took a group of 11 children to Cataract Scout Park in New South Wales to participate in the largest adventurer gathering in the country. “The event is held every three years. […]

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Models float Allan’s boat

THE Leongatha Table Tennis clubrooms were the perfect setting for a display of scale model boats, built by club member Allan Odgers last Tuesday, January 19. The exhibition attracted around 10 people to see the boats, some travelling from as far as Bass. The models were made from locally sourced wood and were displayed for […]

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Olivia jumps at theatre chance

TALENTED Leongatha Lyric Theatre performer Olivia Winchcombe embarked on an opportunity of a lifetime recently. She was offered the chance to attend the Victorian Drama League’s Summer Performance Project, which offers nine days of theatre workshops specialising in puppetry, script development, voice and dance, body work, character movement and character development. It is held at […]

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Top citizens commemorated

SOUTH Gippsland’s outstanding volunteers and community groups were recognised for an outstanding year of achievement at the Australia Day Awards Ceremony at Leongatha’s Memorial Hall on Wednesday. Mirboo North’s Maxine Kiel was honoured to receive Citizen of the Year, from South Gippsland Shire Council. “Thank you to Bill and Judy Keech for having the confidence […]

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Max’s dedication to dairy rewarded

  LEONGATHA South dairy farmer Max Jelbart was awarded an Order of Australia Medal this Australia Day (Tuesday) for his service to the dairy industry and the community. He has been a Murray Goulburn director since 2012, a director at Marcus Oldham College since 1997, is a life member of the Nuffield Farming Scholars Australia and is […]

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Helping a way of life for humble Neville

  HIS resume barely has any more room but Neville Goodwin will have to make space for his latest accomplishment: a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). The Woodleigh farmer has been contributing to the district, Bass Coast Shire and beyond since he and wife Lyn moved to their farm in 1980 with children […]

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Cafe in flames

A POPULAR Wonthaggi meeting place was destroyed in a fire on Sunday when a fire spread from the kitchen of the White Road business. Wonthaggi CFA was called to a fire at the popular From the Ground Up Cafe Nursery at 6.30pm. The fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread to the rest of […]

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Crash hotspot demand

RECENT safety works on the dangerous part of the Strzelecki Highway known as Crightons Hill will reduce the likelihood of fatalities and serious injuries when cars do leave the road, according to VicRoads. But not local residents believe the works do not go far enough in protecting the community. The accident hotspot at Leongatha North […]

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