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Ratepayer backlash

A RECORD field of candidates will contest next month’s South Gippsland Shire Council elections in what could be a sign the community is fed up with the current council. At the close of nominations last Tuesday, September 20, 32 candidates had nominated in South Gippsland Shire and 24 in Bass Coast. The fields of candidates […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sick turned away

  PATIENTS are calling for changes to the way the State Government funds hospitals, in the wake of patients being turned away from the urgent care centre at the new $30 million Leongatha Hospital. Patients say they are being diverted to emergency departments at Wonthaggi Hospital and Latrobe Regional Hospital at Traralgon, despite having non-emergency […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rehab centre abandoned

A DRUG and alcohol rehabilitation centre will no longer be built at Loch. The proposal has been withdrawn after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) overturned South Gippsland Shire Council’s decision to issue a planning permit for the proposal. The site mooted for the centre, in Clarence Street, is now for sale. Sankar Subramanian, […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Footy colours fund Christmas wishes

  FOOTY finals are here and Inverloch Primary School got into the footy fever spirit last Friday. Dressing up as their footy, rugby or soccer heroes, the students donned their colours to raise money for Operation Christmas Child. The students donated gifts or a gold coin on the day. Operation Christmas Child helps children around […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Solar sparks kinder savings

THE Meeniyan Preschool installed a 4.7 kilowatt solar power system on its roof recently, which was officially acknowledged with a ribbon cutting ceremony last Tuesday, September 13. The preschool’s committee of management grants officer Katrina Benson said the solar panels were expected to save the kinder at least $1200 per year. Ms Benson said the […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Scientists on show

  THE great minds of Kongwak Primary School were put to the test at a science expo held last Wednesday. Each senior student selected a topic to study and created an activity and presentation to showcase. A diverse range of topics were put on display, including genetics, chemistry, astronomy, nutrition, magnets, the digestive system and […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Pirate’s Day bounty at Coal Creel

TIMBERS were shivering at Coal Creek on Sunday for Pirate Day, but it didn’t stop buccaneers of all ages joining in on the treasure hunting fun. Considering the poor weather it was great to see around 400 people through the gates. Pirates hunted for treasure, made wooden boats and launched them on the lake, participated […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lyric Theatre’s romantic comedy opens Friday

LYRIC Theatre’s upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream boasts a cast of 30, including award winning actors alongside blossoming teenage talents and exuberant younger performers. As in all community theatre, many gifted people have worked behind the scenes creating the set and imaginative costumes, and in this case images for projection, lighting to simulate […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

College walkathon helps many

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha, raised more than $20,000 following its recent walkathon. The original target was $18,000, and the extra funds raised meant more money could be given to the school’s chosen charities. Students chose seven local charities this year and the funds were gratefully accepted at an assembly last Wednesday. Days for […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Dancers just spectacular

  TWELVE talented dancers from Leongatha Secondary College showcased their skills in the Victorian State School Spectacular in Melbourne recently. They had rehearsed since the start of the year and shared an incredible experience on stage. “It was amazing when they walked into Hisense Arena and saw the set up,” dance teacher Linda Hamilton said. […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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