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Rural drivers risk lives

RURAL drivers are taking too many risks on the roads, threatening the safety of others. The Australian Road Safety Foundation found rural road users have admitted to risky road behaviour at much higher levels than city drivers. That is despite road trauma being the number one killer of children aged 14 and under, and the […]

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School bus crashes off highway

A BUS packed with students from Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College in Leongatha has been involved in an accident on the Bass Highway this afternoon. The bus is believed to have swerved to avoid a turning car, resulting in it running off the narrow road into the roadside drain. The students were shaken by the […]

May 28th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Councillor charged

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillor Andrew McEwen will face court in relation to the distribution of a council document to a resident. The Local Government Inspectorate today charged Cr Andrew McEwen with one charge of misuse of position. Cr McEwen is due to appear in Korumburra Magistrates’ Court on July 4, 2019. The Inspectorate will allege […]

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Sharks bitten in loss to MDU

MEENIYAN’S season is back on track after a spirited demolition of Tarwin on Saturday. In sometimes inclement conditions, the Demons were more sure-footed than their hosts, eventually emerging with a resounding 38-point win. The Demons got the early jump on the Sharks, and headed them by 13 points at the first break. While Tarwin would […]

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Parrots set to reunite

LEONGATHA Football Club is coming together this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its 1979 flags and the 30th anniversary of its 1989 senior’s flag.The reunion will be held at the Leongatha Grandstand Function Room this Saturday, June 1.The Leongatha Football Club won both the seniors and reserves in 1979, Neville Stone coached the […]

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Cricketers broaden their horizons

THREE local cricketers recently toured Vanuatu with the Cricket Without Borders team.Whilst Gippsland contributed seven players, three came from the Koonwarra/LRSL Cricket Club, namely Brit Thomas, Jessie Bohn and Jess Fowkes.Brit is recovering from an injury and contributed as a scorer.Cricket Without Borders was developed by Clare Cannon in 2011 and, along with inaugural coach […]

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Knight selected for Aussie team

LEONGATHA Knights’ Sam Bainbridge was recently selected to represent Australia in the National Deaf Team.Sam travelled to Sydney earlier this year to participate in try outs and after an anxious wait, received the news he had been hoping for. From a very young age, Sam has played for the Leongatha Knights, and is now a […]

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Mums love soccer fun

SOCCER mums are kicking goals in Leongatha.The new initiative – as part of the Gippy Girls Can Campaign – encourages mums and children to be active and get involved in a team sport.Looking forward to the fifth session this week, coach Beth Milkins said she hopes to see a build up of numbers and new […]

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Perry opens English innings

KOONWARRA’S 2018 cricketer of the year, Ben Perry, has travelled to England to hone his talents.For the last month, Ben has been playing cricket for Bideford Cricket Club and will stay with the club for four months.“One of my teammates from Koonwarra Cricket Club played here about 12 years ago and help initiate a connection […]

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Warnings on danger zone

JUDY Hargreaves and her son Matthew are worried. The Leongatha residents are regular user of local roads. They believe overhanging branches, especially those that make up the iconic treed archways of Koonwarra, are a serious threat to public safety – or as Judy would have it, “an accident waiting to happen”. With towering gum trees […]

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