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Riders take scenic route

ONE of the most spectacular rides in Victoria was held in Inverloch on Sunday, November 12. Hundreds of cyclists and their friends and families from all over Australia were in Inverloch for the 2017 Bass Coast Cycle Challenge (BCCC) and family festival. The BCCC teamed up with the Inverloch Lions Family Festival once again which […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Former locals win business award

FORMER Leongatha residents Lisa and Kurt Gowers showcased how hard work pays after winning the professional services category in the Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Award. They opened Lavanya Spa Retreat in Williamstown more than five years ago. They started out in a single room in 2012 and have since expanded to a large day spa […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Roads, health boosts in mayor’s sights

BASS Coast Shire Council is ready to roll into a massive 2018, with projects in the pipeline. In a show of unity, councillors re-elected mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield and deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari for a second term to maintain balance and continuity. Cr Rothfield said she was delighted to continue her role and to […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sales awards for Landmark Harcourts

LANDMARK Harcourts Leongatha office has cleaned up two quarterly awards for sales following an awards ceremony at the Brighton International last week. Barry Redmond, business owner and sales consultant took out the top spot, a Titanium Award, for the best sales in the state for most property sold (dollar value) across the Landmark Harcourts group. […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Paella warms up Cup party

THE air was cold outside but not for the lucky guests inside at Meeniyan’s Paella Party at Trulli Pizzeria on Melbourne Cup day. Inside these punters had the right idea, enjoying canapés and paella and a glass of Aperol Spritz as they watched the races on the big screen. There was even a bus to […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

School dollars roll in

TWO schools will receive funding from the State Government for vital maintenance. Wonthaggi Primary School will receive nearly $110,000 to undertake structural works in the main administration building, and Foster Secondary College will get $1.3 million to replace the roof of the gym, music centre and surrounding walkways. Foster Secondary College assistant principal Dean Duursma […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Top quality silage tipped

SILAGE quality this year is said to be a lot better than last season, but there is loss of it in some areas. “It’s hard to say which areas are producing more silage,” PJ and NJ McNaughton Agricultural Contractors owner Phil McNaughton said. “The quality of the silage is really good compared to last year, however […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

RSL seeks Vietnam veterans

THE South Gippsland Shire and the Leongatha RSL are working together to honour those from the area who served in Vietnam. Currently the list has approximately 150 of veterans who live in South Gippsland and includes Wonthaggi. Following a request from Richard Lester of Leongatha, Cr Maxine Kiel has taken on board the role of […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Leongatha remembers fallen heroes

A PATRIOTIC crowd gathered at the Leongatha Cenotaph at 11am on Saturday to acknowledge Remembrance Day. SAS Sgt Harry Moffitt spoke after a minute of silence. “As a proud infantry young veteran, it is my obligation to urge other young veterans to step forward and carry out the remembrance of those who have gone before […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Prowler stalks Koonwarra

KOONWARRA residents continue to remain on high alert, with a prowler still knocking on doors late at night. Reports of the prowler have prompted police to patrol the streets several nights a week in the hope of catching the offender. Worried residents are installing security cameras around their homes in a bid to catch the […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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