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Cr Don Hill is mayor

Cr Don Hill is the new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council and Cr Alyson Skinner is deputy, after the mayoral election was held this afternoon. Cr Hill won by one vote ahead of challenger Cr Aaron Brown in a second vote. Cr Ray Argento, who was also a candidate, was defeated in the first vote, receiving […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Back bank appeal

THE staff at Inverloch’s Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank are inviting the community to support the I bagged it @ Bendigo Bank initiative this Christmas season. The bank has teamed with Share the Dignity to fill handbags with useful items to give to homeless, at-risk women experiencing domestic violence and facing other challenges. […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

SES honours Neil

NEIL Warren OAM won the Len Taylor Memorial Award winner at the Leongatha SES’s awards dinner on Saturday evening at Leongatha RSL. The award recognises a member who shows enduring commitment to the unit and the community, and is named in honour of the founder and first unit controller at Leongatha, Len Taylor. Mr Warren […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Charity sale a success

THE new owners of the former Uniting church in Meeniyan were delighted by the generosity of many people after their clearance sale recently. Up for sale were numerous items of furniture, pianos, crockery, sound equipment and general bric-a-brac. The contents of the church were on offer to the public, with all money going to local […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

State award for Tarwin farm

MIDDLE Tarwin Schreurs and Sons vegetable growers have won a state award for surface water for their multimillion dollar celery growing business at Middle Tarwin. Adam and Chris Schreurs won the state award for their achievements in sustainable and efficient surface water use. The irrigation system at their multimillion dollar celery growing business is networked […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy farmers mix pizza with nutrition

YOUNG Dairy Network (YDN) South Gippsland hosted a fun and informative night at Meeniyan with pizza on the menu and summer herd feeding the focus of discussion, last Wednesday evening. Guest speakers Damien Adcock from Heritage Seeds, Gerard Murphy from GDM Agricultural Consulting and Greg Pate from Irwin Stockfeeds led an interesting discussion on dairy […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Spinners weave their magic

SPINNING, beading, knitting, patchwork, crochet and felting demonstrations and creations were all on show during The Coal Creek Spinners special Sharing Craft Day at the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum in Korumburra last Wednesday. The group welcomed newcomers and shared their crafts and a highlight of the day was the working display of a […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Crafted creativity in Glen Alvie

AFTER winding through the green hills of Glen Alvie, in a nook on the edge of another hill lays a treasure of rose gardens and quilts. At the open garden event over the weekend at Patchwork Maze, visitors were welcomed by an outdoor gallery of quilts hanging on lines along the path into a home […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Knitters get a challenge

QUIRKY teddies, symmetrical scarves and even a knitted succulent terrarium were on display at Leongatha Sew and Knit recently. As part of a people’s choice award, shop owner Helen Heuschele said the sewing challenge was to stimulate customers and trial a potential charity project. “We are getting out of the knitting season so I put […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Eyesore in heart of Leongatha

A HISTORICAL icon in the heart of Leongatha is being vandalised and left to decay as inaction over the redevelopment of the town’s former rail yards continues. In a room of the disused Leongatha railway station, vandals have left human excrement, damaged floorboards and the ceiling, dumped food packaging and smashed windows, leaving glass scattered […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

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