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Christmas treat at Inverloch

Regular favourites: the singers of the Wonthaggi University of the Third Age choir were colourful performers at Carols in The Glade at Inverloch on Friday.

FAMILIES and friends enjoyed festive spirit by the sea on Friday night, when Inverloch hosted Carols in The Glade. Staged by the churches of Inverloch, the event featured a diversity of local performers leading singing by the audience. Angels We Have Heard on High, Joy to the World and Silent Night were among the favourites […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

World cheese coup for Berrys Creek

Full steam ahead: production has surged at Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheeses at the new factory in Fish Creek. Owners Cheryl Hulls and Barry Charlton are delighted with another world award, this time for the Tarwin Blue.

BERRYS Creek Gourmet Cheeses have added another award to its ever filling trophy cabinet. This time the business, now based in Fish Creek, won a Super Gold at the World Cheese Awards in Birmingham recently. The Tarwin Blue variety was awarded a Super Gold as one of the best 62 cheeses in the world from […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Champion cow on farm

Good cow: Russell and Les White with their cow, Dilee Esquire 433 who was recently named champion four year old cow in the Victorian finals of the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm dairy competition.

A LEONGATHA South cow has been named Victorian four year old champion in this year’s Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm dairy competition. The heartbeat of the competition was showcased in the dairy stronghold of Victoria and this part of the competition included 1447 of the cows – almost half the nation’s total. Two first-time champions were uncovered […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Weather on the menu

Banking news: Rural Bank chief financial officer Will Rayner and Channel 7 weather presenter Jane Bunn were at Kardella South last Wednesday, to talk all thinks financial and rain.

METEOROLOGIST and Channel 7 weather presenter Jane Bunn gave local farmers some hope the El Niño currently affecting the country is declining. Speaking at a Rural Bank luncheon held at Djinta Djinta Winery at Kardella South last Wednesday, Ms Bunn said the current El Niño was one of the strongest in 40 years, but may […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Plucked from sea

On scene: Inverloch SES and police at the Inverloch boat ramp after the rescue of five fishermen on Sunday.

TWO rescues at sea in South Gippsland have prompted authorities to warn boaters and kayakers of the need to take care on the water. Fishermen were rescued by jet skiers after their boat upturned off the coast of Inverloch on Sunday. The group of five was crossing the bar at Anderson Inlet, bound for open […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Pavilion honours service

Reflection: from left, manager of the Leongatha RSL Anne Davies and TS Construction’s Mark Patterson test the seating in the new pavilion which offers a place of reflection for visitors to remember the 337 locals who served in World War One. The plaques name O. Morris, nurse, as the one female enlistee whose service is commemorated.

A NEW pavilion housing honour boards naming enlistees from the West Riding of the Shire of Woorayl who served in The Great War has quietly gone up inside the memorial gates of Leongatha Recreation Reserve. Last Wednesday marked the completion of the structure which is designed to complement the adjacent 1918 Avenue of Honour along […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Christmas cheer in Meeniyan

Jumping for joy: from left, Kira Waldron and Caitlyn O’Shannessy-Kruger, and back, Charlize Hawkins and Cathleen O’Shannessy-Kruger had a jumping good time at the Meeniyan Christmas party held on Friday.

THE Meeniyan and Dumbalk United Football Club held its annual Christmas party at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve on Friday evening. The event, which has been running for around seven years, attracted more than 200 people, including 120 children. Children were well catered for with face painting, a jumping castle, balloons and Santa Claus. The horse […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Carols with a bang

Rising star: Alliza Miel was much applauded her for amazing performance.

FAMILIES, friends, schools and community groups gathered together on Saturday night for the annual Carols at the Drome. Carollers descended on the Leongatha Velodrome where local performers hailed in the festive season. Leongatha Primary School and Chairo Christian School students combined to perform in a stunning choir accompanied by the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Leongatha celebrates Christmas

Christmas cheer: from left, Jada Simpson and Brianna Dumont enjoyed a day of Christmas celebrations at a carnival in Leongatha on the weekend.

  LEONGATHA families gathered together to get into the festive spirit at a Christmas Carnival held in town on Saturday. The Lions Club kept crowds of children and parents happy with a sausage sizzle in the Woolworths carpark on Saturday morning. Leongatha Scouts offered free abseiling while children enjoyed a ride on the go karts […]

December 15th, 2015 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Cr Bob Newton named mayor

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Cr Bob Newton was all smiles after being named mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council during a vote of councillors this afternoon. It’s the first time Cr Newton has been mayor or president of a shire in 23 years as a councillor. He was congratulated by son Andrew Newton, daughter Kerrie Zuidema, wife Marilyn Newton […]

November 4th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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