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CWA celebrates 90 years

MEMBERS of the Kardella and Leongatha Twilight branches of the Country Women’s Association recently come together at the Ruby Hall to celebrate the 90th Birthday of the CWA in Victoria. Not content to celebrate amongst themselves, they decided to invite the local community groups, including the SES, CFA and Red Cross branches, to celebrate with […]

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Crowds enjoy twilight fete

THE weather turned out to be perfect for last Friday night’s St Laurence’s Fete in Leongatha, with the mild conditions drawing a good crowd The dunking machine on the oval was extremely popular with plenty of volunteers lining up for a dip into the water. There were plenty of other rides to keep the fete […]

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Young women feel the power

AN event organised by Leongatha Secondary College Year 11 student Lizzie Harms brought hundreds of young women together last Tuesday, March 20. The event, aimed at empowering young women, saw students from local secondary schools and a group from Yooralla come together to hear from guest speaker Clementine Ford. Ms Ford is a bestselling author […]

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Rain falls on market

DESPITE the wind and rain, dedicated market-goers and community members visited the Leongatha Farmers Market on Saturday. People enjoyed fresh food and locally grown produce, as well as handmade items and entertainment. “The day was quiet due to the rain but we’re looking to encourage people to support our local producers and the cold weather […]

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Lester’s new book backs hospital

by purchasing the book, The Silver Sea you will be helping support the Royal Children’s Hospital. Award winning author and illustrator Alison Lester has kicked a goal with her new collaboration with fellow author Jane Godwin and the children from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Together they have created a stunning new book, The […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Farmers provide emergency relief

FARMERS stick together and that’s never been truer than now in light of the recent fires in South West Victoria. Local farmers – and members of the Leongatha South CFA – saw the disaster unfolding on the news and wasted no time in sticking their hands up to assist. A hay drive was proposed and […]

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Digging for fossil secrets

THE former lake bed on the side of the South Gippsland Highway just near Minns Road in Koonwarra could be the focus of a major fossil hunt in the future. Museums Victoria curator of vertebrate palaeontology Tom Rich and his crew spent last week excavating the site, in order to develop a plan for future […]

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Auction backs Renee’s cancer ride

RENEE McLennan has beaten cancer and is now continuing to support others through their journey. After conquering breast cancer, she is supporting the cancer fundraiser, the 2018 Signature Tour De Cure. An auction organised by the Leongatha woman raised $16,500 at Inverloch’s Esplanade Hotel on Saturday night. Eighty people attended the event and bid for […]

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Council backs businesses

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is refusing to drop farm rates and hit small businesses with higher rates bills. At last Wednesday’s council meeting, Cr Don Hill pushed for farmers to pay a rating differential of 65 percent of the general rate – down from 70 percent. He expected the resulting shortfall in council’s rates income […]

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Powerlines spark bushfire

SEVENTEEN acres of farmland and two acres of roadside scrub were burned in a bushfire at Pound Creek last Wednesday. Caused by clashing powerlines in Wednesday’s gusty conditions, the fire ignited just before 2pm. Inverloch CFA captain Allan Williamson reported winds of up to 60km/h winds on the day. Police and CFA units were on […]

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