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Danger zone

THE contentious campaign for the Black Spur realignment has come back into the spotlight after two accidents occurred on the winding bends in the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan last Wednesday. Meeniyan Police attended the initial accident at 1.30pm where a driver lost control of his car and ploughed into an embankment. The […]

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Hero gone but not forgotten

HOLLY Nicholson’s memory will be celebrated today (Tuesday) as the community bids farewell to the 13 year old girl who died saving her brother’s life at Williamsons Beach earlier this month. Holly’s funeral will be held at 3pm at Wonthaggi Town Hall, with all welcome to celebrate the life of the “respectful and loving” girl. […]

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Hoax call scares children

PARENTS ran to their children’s aid after the Leongatha education precinct was sent into lockdown on Wednesday. Leongatha Primary School received an anonymous phone call around midday, threatening the safety of students and staff. A number of schools across Australia, including public schools in New South Wales and Queensland, also received threatening calls on Wednesday, […]

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Leongatha revamp

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is finally responding to persistent calls from the community to improve Leongatha’s central business district and reinvigorate the town’s commercial sector. Council will tomorrow (Wednesday) discuss the proposed Leongatha Revitalisation Project that will encompass three individual projects to hasten progress in the town, including seeking a new use for the town’s […]

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Kindness builds vegie garden

FRIENDS have united to give a Waratah Bay woman access to fresh vegetables in her backyard. Rory Challis is battling multiple sclerosis (MS) and the disease prohibits her from bending low to tend to typical garden beds. But on the first weekend in February, friends, including neighbours Jeff and Claire Buckland, built a raised garden […]

February 16th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Mary MacKillop names school leaders

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College students gathered to celebrate the initiation of the school’s leaders for 2016 on Wednesday. College principal David Leslie said all students have had a stellar start to the new school year. “The event marked the formal start of the school year which also marks 30 years of Catholic education at […]

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Bike pumps serve coast

CYCLISTS are free to explore local rail trails with bike pumps available in three Bass Coast locations. In a Bass Coast Shire Council initiative to promote healthier lifestyles, the bike pumps were installed in Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Newhaven to ensure cyclists get the most out of their rides. Council’s recreation and culture coordinator Mark Lindsay […]

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Show success at Korumburra

NUMBERS may have been down slightly on previous years, but the Korumburra Agricultural and Pastoral Society still managed to put on an excellent show. Society president Doug Appleton said many events across the weekend competed with the show for attention. “It was a little bit quieter than last year and we had less rides and […]

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Art show success

LONG time supporter of the Rotary Club of Korumburra’s art show, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Bob Newton, officially opened the 39th annual event on Friday night. The opening night attracted an excellent crowd, and many more on Saturday and Sunday who came to see the 234 quality paintings exhibited. Judge Judith Garde had […]

February 16th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Locals vocal at gas rally

SOUTH Gippslanders were among the 250 people to gather on the steps of Parliament House in Melbourne last Tuesday, February 9 to call on the State Government to ban onshore gas. The group also called for an ambitious Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to encourage more growth in the renewable energy market. Among them were […]

February 16th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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