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Calling underwater hockey players

UNDERWATER hockey is developing into a nationally acclaimed sport, and Wonthaggi is now recruiting. Players from Wonthaggi recently participated in the Australian Titles, but teammates had to be borrowed by some of the other teams to allow play to go ahead. “Victoria is struggling. States like Western Australia and Queensland have great numbers competing so […]

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Gippsland’s own bat man

IT takes 22 years for an English willow to mature, before it can be harvested to be made into cricket bats, which is what Moyarra’s Andrew O’Hoy has recently started to do. Under the name of Lyrebird Cricket, Mr O’Hoy has been creating his own range of custom made cricket bats for just over 12 […]

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Poowong loves pool party

THE Poowong outdoor pool held a night of family fun at the annual Australia Day eve pool party last Wednesday. The pool has been hosting the event for the last three years and this year the YMCA took over the organising of the event from the local swimming club. The event was a great chance […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fatality was waiting to happen

THE crossroads of the Bass Highway and the Leongatha South-Outtrim and Roughead roads are a nightmare for Leongatha South residents. That’s why it is no wonder people from out of town have a tough time coping with the intersection when they have never seen it before. In the wake of the tragic fatality that occurred […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cruise ship turns heads

BEACHGOERS were amazed by the stunning sight of a grand cruise ship in Waratah Bay on Friday. The P&O Cruises’ vessel Pacific Jewel anchored in the bay to offer travellers a unique view of Wilsons Promontory National Park and the spectacular South Gippsland coastline. The Pacific Jewel was undertaking a short domestic cruise to and […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Shirley shies away from recognition

SHIRLEY Reeves of Korumburra was honoured on Australia Day by being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to youth and to the community. A pillar of the scouting community in both Korumburra and the district, Mrs Reeves has worked with generations of local children to give them new skills and […]

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South Gippsland thanks Neil

INVERLOCH’S Neil Warren received an Order of Australia Medal for his ongoing service to South Gippsland on Australia Day. He was nominated by Leongatha Lyric Theatre, which he has been involved with for more than 30 years. “My first show was My Fair Lady and I was one of the dancers. I help to build […]

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School’s back!

  THE school holidays are over and the school time zones are in force across South Gippsland. Bass Coast Shire Council asked all motorists to observe the 40 km/h speed limit around schools. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said after a six week break it is vital for all motorists to start slowing down around schools […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Perfect day for Regatta

MORE than 40 boats were on show to the public on Friday at Inverloch during the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta race run by the South Gippsland Yacht Club. All the boats were displayed along the beach for the public to enjoy before the big race started at 2pm. “It’s absolutely amazing; it’s been a fabulous […]

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Entertainment central at Inverloch

THE Inlet Hotel in Inverloch hosted its annual Beach Party on Saturday, January 21. This year’s event was bigger and better than ever with entertainment provided by local band The Paddy Cakes. The Paddy Cakes are an alternative/indie rock band formed in Gippsland last year. Consisting of Dalton Tripodi (vocals/guitar), Midge Jacobsen (bass/vocals), Oakley Kerr […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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