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Market defies wintry weather

THE show must go on – as they say – and the Inverloch Lions Community Farmers’ Market soldiered through Sunday’s gloomy weather. Stallholders gathered in The Glade to offer a wide range of fresh produce, meats, plants and hot food. Customers donned their raincoats and winter woollies to venture to The Glade to check out […]

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Wonthaggi children celebrate NAIDOC Week

INDIGENOUS women inspired students at Wonthaggi North Primary School last Wednesday. The students helped celebrate NAIDOC Week, with a particular focus on the 2018 theme, Because of Her, We Can. Following the theme, the students saw a number of clips and listened to stories about the amazing contributions Indigenous women have made to the community […]

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LSC students win with gift for public speaking

TWO Leongatha Secondary College students came first and second in the South Gippsland Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award held in the Bass Coast Council Chamber in Wonthaggi last Tuesday, July 24. Eden Free won with her prepared speech which paid tribute to her mother and siblings and all those families who move often and cope […]

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Support a girl in need

A FUNDRAISING campaign has been established to support the family of a former Korumburra girl diagnosed with a brain tumour. Four year old Montanah Dubignon underwent surgery to remove the tumour last Wednesday but the surgery team was unable to remove the entire tumour. She now has an unknown fight ahead. Montanah is the daughter […]

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Re-badged dance eisteddfod booked out

YOUNG dancers from across Victoria are set to wow audiences at the ninth annual South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod, formally The Great Southern Star Eisteddfod, this weekend. The eisteddfod will run from Friday, August 3 until Sunday, August 5 at Mesley Hall, Leongatha. This year, there are 701 entries that will showcase creativity, talent and greatness. […]

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Council backs beach restoration

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will lobby other authorities to consider replenishing the beach at Port Welshpool, after a call by residents. Landowner Roger Harvey initiated a petition that received 581 signatures calling for council to support re-establishing a sandy beach between the rock wall and Long Jetty. The beach was artificially created by dredge spoil […]

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School backs refugees’ plights

IMAGINE living out of a backpack; all your necessities for daily living packed into a single bag and carried on your back. That is the challenge before students of Chairo Christian School’s Leongatha campus but it’s a daily reality for refugees around the world. Chairo students will take part in World Vision’s 40 Hour Backpack […]

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Wooreen community pays respects

THE Wooreen community commemorated 100 years since local soldiers served Australia in World War One on Sunday morning. Initially, the service was to be held at Wooreen’s Avenue of Honour but was moved to the Hallston Hall due to the weather. Organising committee member Nicole Pouw said she was thrilled with the turnout on the […]

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Council meetings to still be streamed live

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will continue to live stream meetings to the public after hailing the first year of broadcasting meetings a success. Council last Wednesday voted to continue to live stream ordinary and special meetings of council, which has cost $3400 in new equipment. Live streaming of council meetings attracted 2838 views since May […]

July 31st, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bandaid fix not enough

LEONGATHA South residents have labelled improvements to the intersection of Leongatha South-Outtrim and Roughead roads with Bass Highway “a bandaid fix”. There have been two casualty crashes at the intersection – one fatality and three people seriously injured – in the past five years. These incidents spurred VicRoads into action, creating a new turning lane […]

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