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BMX works gather speed

WITH a lot of love, hard work and help from the community, the vision of a BMX track in Leongatha is coming to fruition.The project is the vision of former state and national title competitor and BMX Victoria A pro, Nathan Evans. The foundation of the track has recently been completed and half of the […]

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Pam drives push for change

THE Change for Sam Initiative has taken a big step forward with the recent appointment of Pam Parker as project coordinator. Her position has been funded by the State Government through Family Safety Victoria. “I feel honoured and privileged to have the opportunity to support the Change for Sam Initiative and effect some real change […]

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Police tackle family violence

VICTORIA Police is putting a stronger focus on tackling family violence, with 12 extra specialist detectives to be sent to Gippsland. The specially-trained police officers will add significant strength to a local constabulary that is putting more and more resources into the problem. “We’re going through some training down here in relation to family violence. […]

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Commission gets more time

THE Commission of Inquiry into South Gippsland Shire Council will be given more time to investigate.Victorian Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek granted the commission an extension on their reporting day from May 31 to June 13 to allow more time for public submissions and a hearing.The commission will look into the behaviours of individual […]

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CFA praises pub owners after fire

THE CFA has praised the owners of the Wonthaggi Hotel owners for helping to minimise the impact of last Wednesday’s blaze by having a fire management plan.“They helped to ensure all 40 patrons got out safely and provided us with plans of the building,” CFA group officer Damien O’Connor said.According to the CFA, the cause […]

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Inverloch’s battle of the sand

ALTHOUGH the South Gippsland Conservation Society is making a bid to arrest beach erosion at Inverloch, it faces one stark reality: whatever it does may only be a stopgap measure. In the end, with rising sea levels and other environmental factors at play, the shoreline will keep creeping towards town. Society vice president Dave Sutton […]

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Thumbs up for Sherry

THE United Australia Party candidate at the recent federal election is the new councillor for South Gippsland Shire Council.Foster mechanic Matthew Sherry stood for Clive Palmer’s party in the seat of Monash and is now councillor-elect for Coastal-Promontory Ward. Mr Sherry won a countback to fill the vacancy created by Jeremy Rich, who resigned to […]

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THE sport is demanding on both your body and your bank balance, it doesn’t come with any big payout and if you take out the ultimate world title few people will ever know about it.So the big question is why does a 25 year old boilermaker from Inverloch chase his dream sport of Freeride Jet […]

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Revolutionary return for Les Mis

WONTHAGGI’S Les Miserable hit  all the right notes when it returned to the Union Community Arts Centre stage on Saturday for the 50th anniversary celebration opening night. There was a moment of déjà vu heading back to see the show again, first staged by the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) back in 2008 and proved a […]

May 28th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Community issues on agenda in Leongatha

EVERYTHING from community bus services to superheros was on the agenda when Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien took his office on the road to the Leongatha district. Mr O’Brien had a number of meetings with constituents who raised issues including local community bus services, public transport, roads, the South Gippsland Shire and planning rules. Mr […]

May 27th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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