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New citizens hail from across the globe

PEOPLE from Estonia, Kenya and Bangladesh are now calling South Gippsland home. Twelve people became Australian citizens at a ceremony held by South Gippsland Shire Council at the Uniting Church Hall in Leongatha last Wednesday. They were George and Catherine Rettie of Foster (formerly of UK), John Gatundu of Binginwarri (Kenya), Graham and June Knott […]

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State accolade for Gemma

GEMMA Martin of Leongatha Secondary Collage was one of seven Victorian students presented with a Victorian 2016 Senior Secondary Leadership Award in the Queens Hall of Parliament House recently. The awards are presented to students who made a significant leadership contribution to their school and community. Over the last two years, Gemma raised more than […]

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Fish Creek’s newest fish

THE sculpture made from two fish that lined the Yarra River during the 2006 Commonwealth Games was officially launched in Fish Creek on Saturday. The sculpture, which was designed and made by Fish Creek’s Andrew McPherson and Ray Jones, had been under construction for many years. The fish is located between the Great Southern Rail […]

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Fete a big hit

THE annual Woorayl Lodge fete was held on Saturday, with plenty of, handmade craft and cooking, plants and other great quality items up for grabs. Woorayl Lodge ladies auxiliary president Kaye Warren said it was a great day, despite the threatening weather. “Everything sold really well, we had Devonshire tea in the front room and […]

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Country music thrills seniors

EASY listening and country music was enjoyed at the Leongatha Dakers Centre on Friday afternoon. The Howie Brothers, Wayne Horsburgh and Gill Delaney entertained an audience of more than 100 people from 1pm. Senior Citizens Club secretary Ian Rasmussen said the musicians had a big following in South Gippsland and many people were excited to […]

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Wonthaggi builders confirmed for multimillion Island college

WONTHAGGI’S DAS Constructions was officially confirmed as the builder for the new multimillion dollar Newhaven College Senior School at the college’s annual presentation night on Thursday, November 24. Wasting no time in making a start, DAS Constructions managing director  Dale Sartori, Newhaven College board, project manager David Butt and college principal Gea Lovell attended the […]

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Lights to fix intersection

THE Wonthaggi community was given an opportunity to voice its opinion about traffic signals and a raised road safety platform proposed for one of the town’s busiest intersections last Wednesday. VicRoads held a community drop in session at the Wonthaggi Centennial Centre to discuss improving the intersection of Bass Highway (McKenzie Street) and Korumburra- Wonthaggi […]

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Coast guard on the move

THE Port Welshpool Coast Guard, which is a part of the CFA’s South Gippsland group of brigades, is settling in to its new home at Welshpool. The former CFA station was recently upgraded and extended, to include not only the CFA but the coast guard as well. The building was officially opened recently. The brigade […]

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New life for Centennial Centre

  THREE Wonthaggi community groups are soon to settle into their new home. Wonthaggi ArtSpace, Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association and the Information Centre volunteers signed the memorandum of understanding, and will be calling the Centennial Centre home. “ArtSpace Wonthaggi is looking forward to a bright future ahead,” ArtSpace president Ursula Theinert said. “A big […]

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Trail blazing

  THE Great Southern Rail trail was relaunched at Fish Creek on Saturday, to celebrate the trail’s completion as well as its new branding. The now 72 kilometre continuous trail from Leongatha to Port Welshpool features 15 bridges and travels through 10 towns. The trail was officially relaunched by Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing, who […]

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