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Leongatha’s rose show blossoms

DESPITE extreme weather that took a toll on many gardens in the lead up to the Leongatha Rose Spectacular, no flowers on display showed the strain of the recent heat. In fact, the Memorial Hall in Leongatha was a sea of colourful flowers with more than 540 rose entries alone, as well as a large […]

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Newcomers heed the call to the country

Matt Dunn   THE tree changers are coming. With an enviable lifestyle, open spaces, clean air and a job opportunity for every imaginable trade, our region is becoming the ‘go to’ spot for those keen to get away from the hustle and bustle. One Agency realtor Dean Jones said he was inspired to come to […]

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Inverloch sets sail to save shipwreck

Matt Dunn     THE Amazon 1863 Project committee is afloat. Angered by a recent vandalism attack and theft from Inverloch’s famous shipwreck, the group sprang to life last Friday after a hastily convened meeting. The action came after a vandal sawed off part of a brass bolt from the ship’s bow. Treasurer Jackie Laurie […]

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Young and old remember

IT may be 101 years since the end of World War One, but our fallen soldiers continue to march on in our memories. This was the message students from across five local schools delivered at Leongatha’s Remembrance Day service on Monday at the Avenue of Honour, Leongatha Recreation Reserve. Schools that participated included Leongatha Secondary […]

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Mirboo North wins while industry loses

Grace Griffith   THE battle is finally over for environmentalists, with Mirboo North’s forests being declared exempt from logging – effective immediately. The announcement came last Thursday as part of a wider move by the State Government to shutdown the native timber industry by 2030. But not everyone is happy, with the future of the […]

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Sandbags v rock walls: Inverloch debates how to fix erosion

Daniel Renfrey   AUTHORITIES are still advocating for sandbags to be installed at Inverloch to address erosion, despite residents calling for a rock wall instead. The Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) held a drop-in session in Inverloch on Saturday to give the public a chance to discuss their concerns about erosion […]

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Council says it’s setting record straight on rail trail plans

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has said there is misinformation in the community about the future of the Nyora to Leongatha rail corridor. Here are some of the facts, according to council: There is no intention from the Victorian Government to return passenger rail services to South Gippsland. Any suggestion that the creation of a tourist […]

November 11th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Heather dives into channel challenge

Grace Griffith    A GRANDMOTHER of two, formerly of Carrajung, recently swam the English Channel – the body of water separating England from France. At 63, Heather Urie completed one of the most gruelling swims of her life as part of an Australian relay team dubbed the Tenacious Turtles. “I was swimming at the Traralgon […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,Featured,Sport | Read More »

South Gippsland Yacht Club sets sail

Daniel Renfrey   WITH a new lookout tower and many keen yacht enthusiasts hitting the beach at Inverloch on Sunday, the South Gippsland Yacht Club opened its season in style. The day marked the first of the Leongatha Toyota Series, and included a luncheon, the salute to the commodore and a race to finish proceedings. […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Talented teen taking the sporting world by storm

Daniel Renfrey   AT just 14 years old, Leongatha’s Kinesha Anderson has been balancing dance, boxing and netball, an amazing feat for anyone. The talented starlet who dances at Care, Love, Dance, plays netball for the Parrots and boxes at the Corner Inlet Boxing Club, is showing promise in all three. “Sometimes I miss boxing […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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