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Elderly speak up

SENIORS are being affected by insufficient public transport and lengthy ambulance wait times, according to South Gippsland Shire Council’s Active Retirees Advisory Committee (ARAC). The ARAC met with council last Wednesday to discuss these matters. Joan Turner, chair of the ARAC, said, “We need more connecting buses to Wonthaggi, Latrobe Valley, as well as some […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Motoring fans descend on Toora

TOORA drew a massive 5000 strong crowd that flocked to the 2019 South Coast Show and Shine event on Sunday. Now in its fourth year, this event just gets bigger and better each year. The crowds started to pour in as soon as the gates opened at 8am on Sunday. Joe Allan has been the […]

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Elderly speak up

TWO of the more concerning issues facing the aging population in South Gippsland Shire are insufficient public transport and lengthy ambulance wait times, according to the Active Retirees Advisory Committee (ARAC). The ARAC met with South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday to discuss these matters. Joan Turner, chair of the ARAC, said, “We need more […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Calling all folk lovers

LEONGATHA locals Mandy Breeze and Doug Kelly are on a mission to gather like minded people interested in setting up a monthly folk music gathering. The musical duo moved here in April last year, coming from the warmer New South Wales climates of Clunes, about 30 minutes from Byron Bay. About six people are what […]

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United reveals new servo

A NEW service station being built in Leongatha and another proposed for Inverloch will bring “competitively priced fuels” to the region, according to the company behind both projects, United Petroleum. The company is building a new service station in Anderson Street, Leongatha, due to open in May. Last week, United Petroleum announced a proposal to […]

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Dinosaur hunt at Inverloch

VOLUNTEERS from Monash University and Museum Victoria congregated at The Caves at Inverloch recently for the annual Dinosaur Dreaming fossil digging event. The famed, rocky coastline of The Caves and Flat Rocks is home to one of only a handful of polar dinosaur sites globally. The sites were founded in 1991, with experimental digging commencing […]

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Council rejects ’Burra billboard

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council was urged to review a decision to reject an application for a billboard at the site of the former saleyards in Korumburra, last Wednesday. James Course, director of Regional Billboard Co, requested council review the refusal for a double sided major promotion billboard. The owner of the former saleyards, Ash Peters, […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Landcare plays a vital role

SHADOW Assistant Minister for Public Land Use and  Eastern Victoria Region MLC, Melina Bath, has highlighted the importance of Landcare following her visit to Korumburra recently. Ms Bath said she is committed working with community groups such as Landcare to improve sustainability of land use in Gippsland. “On becoming a parliamentarian almost four years ago, […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

HACC service changes hands

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council yesterday (Monday) released the name of the new provider, mecwacare, who will take over home and community care (HACC) services in the shire. Council will cease to provide the service on March 31with the new not for profit provider starting on April 1. All existing services including domestic assistance, personal care, […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mick’s ready for dry conditions

INVERLOCH’S Mick Hughes isn’t letting the dry conditions affect him this season. With 32 years in farming and his seventh season on his current 400 acre farm, Mr Hughes says it’s all part of the job. “You always get thrown a curve ball and you just get on with it,” he said.  “We were way […]

February 26th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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