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Farmers test drive Gendore’s latest

FARMERS travelled from across Gippsland to Gendore Tractors and Machinery’s Demo Day at Lardner Park last Wednesday. The reputable dealership is Gippsland’s only New Holland dealership and sells the quality brand to customers from Melbourne through to Mallacoota. Farmers, from dairy and beef producers to those in the horticultural industry, joined with agricultural contractors to […]

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Gold medallist praises students

  LEONGATHA Primary School students were visited by Commonwealth Games gold medallist Eleanor Patterson at assembly on Friday. The Leongatha high jumper, recently to represent Leongatha at this year’s Olympic Games, visited the school to award students who were outstanding athletes at the recent sports carnival. Vice principal Dot Coghlan said she organised the appearance […]

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Veteran shares his story

VIETNAM veteran Richard Lester spoke to the congregation of Scots Pioneer Church at Mardan South about his experiences on Sunday, prior to Anzac Day. “Soldiers are put into a bubble and I did not know anything. When I returned home I felt alone and misunderstood. It was a difficult time for me,” Mr Lester said. […]

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Beau inspires student leaders

LEONGATHA Seniors football coach and champion hand cycler Beau Vernon shared his words of wisdom with students at the South Gippsland Student Leadership Conference in Korumburra on April 19. One hundred student leaders from 20 schools in the region came together for a series of workshops aimed at improving their leadership skills and exploring the […]

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Bright idea to make tracks

LEONGATHA Railway Station could become a tourist attraction for the town if Ian Cole’s model railway project goes ahead. Mr Cole, president of the Gippsland Historical Model Railway, would like to transform the disused station into a model railway similar to the one currently in the works at Bass. “Leongatha Station will become dormant following […]

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Evita to tell a nation’s story

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group’s 2016 production, Evita, opens on May 28. The theatrical group’s cast, construction team and backstage crew have been working tirelessly to bring into being a series of performances that are certain to entertain. The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, best known for its standard Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, is […]

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Display home launched

MITCHELLS Rise Estate, a swathe of land between Nerrena Road and Parr Street, Leongatha has taken off and is an indicator of the growth of the town. On the afternoon of Sunday, April 17, GJ Gardiner Homes hosted a list of invitees to the launch of the display homes on the estate at The Fitzroy, […]

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Leongatha honours fallen

LEONGATHA residents gathered on McCartin Street to remember past servicemen at the Anzac Day ceremony on Monday. Local service clubs joined guest members of HMAS Cerberus in a march down McCartin Street towards the cenotaph for a minute’s silence. Individuals, schools and community groups laid wreaths in memoriam of those who served in World War […]

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Duo to trek for change

TWO local adventurers are taking their journeys to new heights as they plan to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, this year. Kristy-Lee Jones and Jim Newton will trek to the mountain’s summit to raise funds for children’s education in developing countries. The pair will set off this July with hopes of raising enough money […]

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‘Burra school budget hopes

    EASTERN Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath has called on the State Government to fund stage two of the rebuild of Korumburra Secondary College in today’s State Budget. Speaking in Parliament on April 13, Ms Bath said the students were currently being taught in dilapidated classrooms that no longer met the needs of today’s […]

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