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Midwife crisis

MATT DUNN   LEONGATHA Hospital’s maternity ward was closed for two days last week as understaffing and skyrocketing staff sick leave hit crisis point. The ward was closed from 9pm last Tuesday to 9pm last Thursday. The closure is the second in two months. Last time, the ward was also closed for two days. One […]

October 1st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Teens to tackle tournament

BEST of luck to Mary MacKillop College students who will compete in the state final of the Tournament of Minds this Sunday. The school’s STEM, Arts and Literature teams will compete at La Trobe University, Bundoora. They recently succeeded at the Churchill round of the event. Tournament of Minds is a problem solving program for […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Illuminating art

TALES of Korumburra’s history will come to life on the town’s streets. Sculptures depicting stories of the town’s past, with patterns and stories, will be illuminated at night along Commercial Street from September 6 until October 19. The 13 laser cut drums were designed by Jason Parmington of Inverloch. “We hope everyone will be intrigued […]

September 5th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Winery crowned top business again

HARMAN Wines continues to be the best business in the Bass Coast. The Wattle Bank winery and cellar door was crowned Business of the Year for the second year running in Bass Coast Shire Council’s annual Business Awards, announced last Friday. Harman Wines also won the Environment and Sustainability Award, as well as the Hospitality […]

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

Support Daffodil Day

SOUTH Gippslanders are being urged to support the Cancer Council Daffodil Day (today, August 23). Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath is encouraging people to buy daffodil merchandise from their local stall. Ms Bath said the Daffodil Day appeal is an iconic fundraising initiative by the Australian Cancer Council which provides hope to many people […]

August 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Focus on the future

A FARMING family with eyes well and truly on the future will be in the spotlight during this month’s Focus Farm open day. The Moon family of Yanakie are building on their dairy legacy to ensure their farm business is sustainable in the current climate and for future generations. GippsDairy’s co-facilitator of the Yanakie Focus […]

August 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Rail trail now closer

THE extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra is closer to becoming a reality. So is the redevelopment of the Leongatha rail yards and also the rail yards at Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Council has just announced it has secured a lease of the Leongatha to Nyora rail corridor from the […]

August 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Eating parmas backs farmers

LEONGATHA pizzeria Serafinos has presented $1200 to Gippsland Farmer Relief for drought stricken Gippsland farmers. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath, who also contributed a personal donation, said Serafinos owners Fred and Mandy Truscio were concerned about mounting pressures on local farmers and wanted to help. “They understood Gippsland farmers were having an incredibly hard […]

August 12th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Wonthaggi Secondary College to get a new campus – in San Remo

A NEW campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College will be built at San Remo. The school for years 7-9 students will cater for families across Phillip Island, San Remo and the Waterline. The location was announced today by Victorian Education Minister James Merlino and Bass MLA Jordan Crugnale. The new school will be a new campus […]

August 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Christian Zahra and Rick Brown named extra administrators of South Gippsland Shire Council

FORMER McMillan MP Christian Zahra is one of two new administrators appointed to run South Gippsland Shire Council. He will be joined by Rick Brown, with existing administrator Julie Eisenbise named chairperson. Their appointment by the State Government follows council’s sacking in June, due to the government losing faith in council’s ability to govern for […]

July 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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