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Race day excites at Wonthaggi Secondary College

  PRIMARY school students discovered Wonthaggi Secondary College through its annual Fantastic Racers Day last Thursday. Senior students from Inverloch, Kongwak, Wonthaggi, Wonthaggi North, St Joseph’s Wonthaggi, Bass Valley, Newhaven and San Remo primary schools received kits to make their fantastic racers during the school term, and competed against one another on the day. The […]

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Footy colours for cancer

STUDENTS St Laurence’s Primary School donned their favourite football team colours for the special Fight Cancer Foundation and raised some $360 last Wednesday, September 20. Organisers of the fund raiser Will Croatto and Angus O’Loughlin said they were thrilled with the success of the Footy Colours Day where students donated a gold coin donation and […]

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Fete ends term with a bang

LEONGATHA Primary School celebrated another successful fete on Thursday afternoon. The warm weather brought along huge crowds of thousands. The dodgem cars proved to be a big draw card and having four other rides meant the lines were always manageable. “There are far too many people to thank as it was a whole school effort, […]

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Twin projects blessed by Bishop

COMPLETION of Mary MacKillop College’s twin $1 million projects were celebrated with an official opening and blessing last Wednesday. Bishop Patrick O’Regan and MP Russell Broadbent officialised when the new Trade Skills Centre as well as reception and administration buildings were unveiled. “I think it’s marvellous, when you have good facilities the learning capacity is […]

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Lyric’s latest hits the stage

  OPENING on September 29, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “Our Country’s Good”, will give you an insight into what life could deliver for those men and women who arrived with the First Fleet, and the impact on the Aborigines. The play is based on fact and most of the characters were real people.   Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s […]

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Please support falls platform

THE Friends of Agnes Falls has called on the South Gippsland Shire Council to consider funding a cantilevered viewing platform at the reserve. Presenting to the council meeting last Wednesday, the group’s secretary Kathy Whelan and vice president Peter Lee said the falls have been bringing people to the area for at least 100 years. […]

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Bulldog Bob visit

  STUDENTS at Leongatha Primary School were encouraged to come dressed in their favourite footy team colours for the end of term footy day last Friday, September 22. The day was filled with colour, excitement and theme songs, along with special guest Bob Murphy. Mr Murphy is a former AFL Western Bulldogs footballer. The school […]

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Josie’s dedication rewarded

OUTTRIM’S Josie Rutherford was recently presented with a gold John Pascoe Fawkner medal by the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria, for distinguished service to horticulture. The award is one of the highest honours given out by the society, with very few presented each year. Josie was shocked to receive the award which was presented to […]

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More roads funding needed

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has welcomed any future offer of additional government funding to fix country roads. Recent rainfall has damaged some local roads, with potholes emerging and road surfaces crumbling. The parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability and Operational Challenges of Victoria’s Rural and Regional Councils recently heard country councils are struggling to meet […]

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Broiler farm opposition boils over

OPPONENTS to a proposed 400,000 bird broiler farm at Wooreen have been told their claims about the farm “could not be substantiated”. Last Wednesday, the South Gippsland Shire Council heard from both sides with regards to the controversial proposal. The council will vote on the planning application at this Wednesday’s council meeting. The objectors, who […]

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