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Glass sparks fire, destroys shed

A GRASS fire had spread to a hay shed before the first CFA truck arrived at Outtrim on Monday, January 21. Kongwak CFA received a call to the fire at 2pm and a member from Leongatha South CFA arrived at the scene first in Grabhams Road and established a control point. The fire started close […]

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Donations soar in local op shops

LOCAL op shops were thrilled with the community support over the Christmas period. Wonthaggi’s Salvation Army thrift shop manager Michelle Nicholls said there had been an overwhelming increase in donations such as clothing and bric-a-brac items. “These things go towards helping our community and it was great to receive such support,” she said. Ms Nicholls […]

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No fresh hope for supermarket

KORUMBURRA is no closer to having a new Michael’s IGA supermarket built in town. Talks between South Gippsland Shire Council and Michael’s IGA broke down after the parties could not agree on the sale of council owned land to the retailer, to enable an $18 million new supermarket to be built. Len Morabito, Michael’s IGA […]

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Our farmers under fire

SOUTH Gippsland farmers say an animal liberation group is unfairly tarnishing their reputations by listing their businesses on a controversial website. The Aussie Farms Map – run by the group Aussie Farms – claims to be a “comprehensive, interactive map of factory farms, slaughterhouses and other animal exploitations facilities across Australia, launched publicly in January […]

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Ratepayers’ money wasted

RATEPAYERS have paid $81,500 so far for a watchdog to keep an eye on South Gippsland Shire Council in the wake of a dysfunctional term marred by allegations of bullying, disrespect and poor governance by councillors. That amount could have paid for more than 30 kilometres of gravel road to be maintained, based on the […]

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Vandals destroy historic school windows

THE Korumburra Primary School community is devastated after four stained glassed windows in its brick heritage building dating back to 1913 were smashed. Teachers made the discovery as they arrived for school at 8am on Tuesday, January 29 for the start of the school year. The incident has put a real dampener on things with […]

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Farmers deserve greater chance

DAIRY farmers need more face to face meetings during the second round of consultation for the Mandatory Code of Conduct for the dairy industry, according to the dairy farmers’ peak group. Farmers wishing to have a say in person about the Mandatory Code of Conduct consultation process will have to travel to Warragul, during the […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Record year for tourism

RECORD visitor numbers and the appointment of two new directors to the board were the highlights of Destination Gippsland’s annual general meeting in Wonthaggi recently. Neil Travers, owner of Fish Creek’s Waratah Hills Winery, and Nick Murray, former CEO of Gippsland Ports, were appointed to the board by the member councils of the Gippsland Local […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Council celebrates best of Bass Coast

BASS Coast Shire Council announced Wonthaggi’s Deb Rielly as the 2019 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards presentation last Wednesday in Wonthaggi. Rhyll’s Hayden Marshall was announced as the 2019 Bass Coast Young Citizen of the Year. Ms Rielly was recognised for her inspirational contributions to the local community, both […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Graham helps the marginalised

ARCHDEACON of the Anglican Parish of Leongatha, Graham Knott, is clear about why he devotes his life to the priesthood – to remind us that Jesus sees in everybody a person worth loving. Originally from the United Kingdom and a priest since 1980, his role as archdeacon of South Gippsland sees him looking after regions […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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