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Our Great Southern Rail Trail could be Australia’s longest

Matt Dunn   THE extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail is expected to create a tourist boom – and it all begins now. Tenders closed Tuesday (October 29) for the removal of tracks, ballasts and sleepers along the disused rail line between Leongatha and Korumburra, ahead of the extension of the trail to Korumburra. […]

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Water jobs to stay in Foster

SOUTH Gippsland Water’s decision to stay in Foster has been hailed as a win for people power. But there are no guarantees the water authority won’t up and leave after 2023. Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said the decision for SGW to stay in the short term was a credit to the people of Foster […]

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Council’s legal costs hit $883k

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will spend $883,000 on legal fees during the 2019-2020 financial year. A large slice goes to the family company of former councillor Jeremy Rich, who quit council after a raid saw him facing drugs and weapons charges. According to a statement from council, $345,000 was paid out “in relation to the […]

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It’s Templeton’s track

Daniel Renfrey   STONY Creek Racing Club has a new track manager for the upcoming season, 48-year-old racing stalwart Michael Templeton of Trafalgar. He has had the role since the start of August, already has the track looking vibrant, and with a renovation to be completed this week, remains proactive. The club is in safe […]

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Wonthaggi’s Bugboys rally home

Daniel Renfrey   DESPITE a car breakdown, Wonthaggi’s Nathan Leversha and friend Dale Thorn, who made up team Bugboys in the spring Shitbox Rally, crossed the finish line last week. The pair joined droves of drivers as they made their way from Melbourne to Townsville in their Volvo 240. While their car ran into a […]

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From Parrots to Pies – Kaila enters AFLW

Daniel Renfrey   JUST a week ago, Leongatha’s Kaila Bentvelzen added another achievement to her footballing career when she was drafted to the AFLW by Collingwood with the 67th overall pick. The 22-year-old had just completed her second year at the VFL’s Casey Demons, and had also previously coached the Leongatha women’s team. While she […]

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Belinda takes Landcare message to Africa

THE message of Landcare will travel from the rolling hills of South Gippsland to the plateaus of Uganda in coming weeks as Australian Landcare International (ALI) volunteer Belinda Brennan prepares to address the Uganda National Landcare Conference. Ms Brennan, who is partnerships and engagement team leader with the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority at Leongatha, […]

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Fun and frolics at Meeniyan Marty Gras

WHAT started out as a birthday party has turned into a whole town event and fundraiser: The Meeniyan Marty Gras, a clever take on the traditional Mardi Gras by Meeniyan’s Marty Thomas. The inaugural event was held last year following Marty’s same theme at his 30th and 50th birthdays, which attracted significant attention. Now the […]

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Meeniyan bakery business rises to the top

THEIR new location is bigger and better, but Pandesal Bakery has maintained their small town feel and quality produce. Now located at 96 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan, the spacious, alluring location – which is a delicate blend of country and industrial – boasts a variety of artesian breads and pastries. Owners Patricia and Stephen Orr vowed […]

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Stop and smell the roses at the Leongatha Rose Spectacular

THE sight and scent of hundreds of roses will welcome visitors and exhibitors to the 48th annual Leongatha Rose Spectacular. To be held on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, the show promises a great opportunity to view the myriad varieties of roses and to speak with exhibitors and experts alike on all aspects […]

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