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New CFA station officially opens

New station: Leongatha CFA secretary Gary Burns reveals the new CFA building located on Bair Street, which officially started operating last Tuesday (January 13).

AFTER 13 years of waiting, the new Leongatha CFA station is now open. The station has been fully operational since last Tuesday (January 13). CFA members helped moved the last of their equipment – including the trucks – into the station last Tuesday night. “The move went well,” Leongatha CFA captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen said. “We’ve […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Woman trapped in Jeetho crash

Rescue: CFA units from Loch and Korumburra helped free a 39 year old Leongatha woman from her car after an accident on Jeetho Road on Wednesday morning.

A LEONGATHA woman is in critical condition after a car accident in Jeetho on Wednesday at 10.30am. The 39 year old collided with a Poowong man on the Jeetho Road and was trapped in her car for some time. Police are still investigating what occurred but it is believed one of the drivers failed to […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

MP to open office in Leongatha

Office on the way: John Smallman (left) of Mardan, president of the Leongatha branch of The Nationals, with Danny O’Brien, Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, outside Mr O’Brien’s Leongatha office, to open soon.

A POLITICIAN will open the first electorate office in Leongatha since 1970. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, Danny O’Brien, last week announced he would open an office in Leongatha to better service the people of South Gippsland. The last MP to have an office in the shire was Sir Herbert Hyland, who was Gippsland […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Swimmers locked out of pools

Let us in: Jacob, Nic and Bailey Fowles showed their disappointment after the Korumburra pool was closed again last Thursday.

THREE South Gippsland pools have been open for just 19 of the 53 days of the season, sparking community concerns about low attendances threatening the security of pools’ futures. Pools at Mirboo North, Poowong and Korumburra have been open to the public for just 19 days. Out of a possible 32 days, Foster’s pool has […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Flood survival guide released

Flood safe: Louise Haughton of the State Emergency Service said the Tarwin Valley Local Flood Guide provides valuable information for people living in the area.

THE Tarwin Valley has been recognised as an area at high risk of flooding, particularly around Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay. A new flood guide has been produced for the area by the Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) to help people understand flooding, how it occurs and what to do in times of flood. The […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Trail revamp takes shape

Coming along: South Gippsland Shire Council’s Tony Peterson said the Black Spur section of the Great Southern Rail Trail was progressing well and would be ready for pedestrians in December.

WORK on the Black Spur section of the Great Southern Rail Trail is well underway at Koonwarra. Clearing of vegetation at both ends is complete, the first bridge (from Koonwarra end) has been demolished, and the decks of the second and third bridges have been removed. Work crews tried to leave as much vegetation as […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Kids hunt for dinosaur

Detective Dinosaur: from left, Livia Winkler of Leongatha, Caroline Smart of Carp Productions and Josslyn Winkler of Leongatha at the show Detective Dinosaur at Leongatha Library.

THE quiet of Leongatha Library changed to a riot on Wednesday when a dinosaur show arrived to entertain children during their holidays. The show Detective Dinosaur by Carp Productions featured Detective T Rex searching for a missing Dooyathinkhesaurus. Two performers told the story using costumes and puppets, as well as dance, music and lots of […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Jeff named Bass Coast’s top citizen

Great citizen: Jeff Nottle was named 2015 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at a ceremony in Wonthaggi last Wednesday. He is pictured with 2014 citizen of the year Barbara Oates (left) and Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Kimberley Brown at the Australia Day awards at the Civic Centre Council Chambers, Wonthaggi.

BASS Coast Shire Council announced Jeff Nottle of Newhaven as the 2015 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards presentation on Wednesday night. Mayor Cr Kimberley Brown and 2014 citizen of the year Barbara Oates made presentations to nominees and award winners in a ceremony at the Civic Centre Council Chambers […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Cakes fund Red Cross

Sure to sell: Waratah Red Cross cake team helpers, from left, Merryn Wilde, Marian Potter, Jill Butterfield and Rosemary Livingstone.

A RECORD number of people came to the cake stall held by the Waratah Red Cross on January 10. They came hungry too, buying cakes, biscuits, fresh produce, books and paintings donated by a local artist. Once more it was a great day for friends and visitors to catch up with one another at the […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Turton’s Creek fans defy obstacle

Natural spot: Friends of Turton’s Creek president, Peter Gannon, with his children Fred and Alex at the celebration of the iconic waterway.

NOT even a fallen eucalypt blocking the road could stop more than 50 people attending a Landcare event to celebrate the beauty, history and future plans for Turton’s Creek recently.. The tree had fallen in the morning and blocked traffic in either direction. Undeterred, attendees sat up their deck chairs up on the road around […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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