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Traders talk up Bair Street

INTEREST in the changes to Leongatha’s Bair Street was high when the business community gathered to talk about the revitalisation project in Leongatha last Tuesday night, May 24. In a show of hands from the 50 traders present, the vast majority were in favour of Option B while there appeared to be very few or […]

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Farmers: flood rules unfair

RIGID rules will cost farmers money for no benefit, South Gippsland Shire Council heard last Wednesday. Council adopted its Land Subject to Inundation Overlay policy that requires new homes to be built 3.4m above sea level to avoid flooding due to predictions sea levels will rise by 80cm by the year 2100. Pound Creek farmer […]

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Hospital unveils help for addicts

LEONGATHA Hospital is implementing new strategies to tackle alcohol and drug addiction in South Gippsland with a new withdrawal bed program to kick off next month. The hospital was successful in securing one of four beds allocated to Gippsland as part of the State Government’s 2015 rollout. Other beds are also located in Sale and […]

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Farmers welcome $558 million pledge

THE Federal Government announced more than $558 million in support for Victorian dairy farmers last Wednesday, following a pledge of $11.4 million from the State Government and industry. South Gippsland farmers welcomed the announcements and the acknowledgement from both state and federal politics that their industry is in trouble. The federal package includes $555 million […]

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$40m Lotto winners claim prize

A MARRIED Leongatha couple plan to retire and donate to the community after winning the $40 millon Oz Lotto jackpot this week. After an intense three day search, Oz Lotto’s $40 million jackpot prize was claimed this afternoon by a couple who say they have lived in Leongatha for many years. The stunned winners, who […]

May 26th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cousin inspires Jason to support hospital

WHEN Jason Cue last saw his 11 year old cousin Macey it was to say goodbye at the Royal Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Unit Leaving Macey’s room, Jason said to his mother, “That’s not Macey.” Jason is nine years old in June, attends Korumburra Primary School and has just received a permit from the Royal Children’s […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lennie statue online

THE committee working towards the erection of a life sized statue of Leongatha legend Lennie Gwyther and his pony Ginger Mick are one step closer this week, with the launch of a new website. The website, which features the story of Lennie and the progress of the statue, also includes a donation page where the […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Berrys Creek remembers

THE Berrys Creek Hall turned 60 on Sunday and people gathered from near and far to celebrate the occasion. It was a day full of memories for those present and it was not only the hall that stirred memories from the past as many attended the adjacent primary school and lived in nearby properties, some […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Preps take teddies on autumn adventure

PREP students from Leongatha Primary School (LPS) gathered their favourite plush toys and journeyed out to Mossvale Park at Berrys Creek for a teddy bear picnic last Wednesday. The school runs a teddy bear picnic every year to allow Prep students to stretch their legs outside the classroom and learn more about autumn. “It’s a […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Evita takes flight

EVITA will take to the stage for its official opening night this Saturday night (May 28). Now is your chance to buy tickets to another amazing Wonthaggi Theatrical Group production, which will run for 12 shows in three weeks. Tracing the life of Eva Peron, Evita takes the audience through Argentina’s rich political history and […]

May 24th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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