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Council to restructure

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SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will undergo a restructure resulting in the proposed loss of 0.5 equivalent full time jobs. While council proposes to make 13.5 positions redundant, 13 new positions are proposed to be created. Up to four people could leave council, depending on the outcome of a three week consultation period. All staff were told […]

April 16th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Work safety swoop

Think safety: quad bikes continue to be responsible for a significant number of injuries on farms in South Gippsland.

By Stuart Biggins WORKSAFE Victoria has a job to do across Gippsland and it is a major undertaking. Phil Grimson, regional operations manager for WorkSafe Victoria, said, “The program hasn’t changed.” What is about to change, however, is the season, with wet weather now more likely. WorkSafe advised people working in agriculture to be alert. […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Milestone show reflects on life

Reviewing journey: artist Kerry Spokes is presenting the one hundredth exhibition at Fish Creek’s Gecko Studio Gallery.

GECKO Studio Gallery opened its doors on January 8, 2007. This Sunday, April 19, the Fish Creek gallery will open its one hundredth monthly exhibition. The show is titled Blown Off Course – recent drawings, paintings and prints by Kerry Spokes and runs until May 24. The official opening will be on Sunday between 2pm and 5pm. “We […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Water board shake up

Guiding water future: the current board of South Gippsland Water, from left, Jim Fawcett, David Schultz, Chris Badger, managing director Philippe du Plessis, chair Joan Liley, Steve Rieniets and Anna Kilborn. Absent: Irene Irvine.

South Gippsland Water will have to reapply for their positions under a state-wide review of water corporation boards by the State Government. Minister for Environment, Water and Climate Change Lisa Neville urged current water corporation board members to take part in the expression of interest process that will begin in the next few weeks. A […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Poppies inspire war memories

Creative types: members of the Bass Coast Chorale made poppies to feature during performances of They Went With Songs. From left, Joan Harris, Margaret Atkins, Judy Jennison and Yvonne Bain.

POPPIES made by singers will grace the stage at performances during the Anzac Day weekend. Sandra Thorle, a member of the Bass Coast Chorale, one of the singing groups performing They Went With Songs, thought it would be rather nice to have a display of poppies on the stage at the performances. She provided about […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Signs ready for Anzac Day

Remembering them: Alan Baillie, South Gippsland Shire Council’s operations team leader – sealed roads, installs a sign honouring Anzacs in Sangster Lane, Leongatha.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council road crews were busy last week installing 65 commemorative road signs in time for Anzac Day. “The signs are honouring local World War One veterans as part of the Victorian Government’s Anzac Commemorative Naming Project,” said John Moylan, council’s manager of engineering and assets. “This project has also supported council to […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Great club celebrates it best

Best club person: from left, Mark Cantwell was congratulated by MDU club president Craig Hoober on receiving his best club person award.

THE MDU Cricket Club held its U16 and Senior award presentations on March 27 at the Meeniyan club rooms with a very good crowd in attendance. The club had an excellent year with both A and B Grades playing finals with A Grade having a heartbreaking loss in the semi final after losing only two […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Born to jump

Stony Creek’s Maree Young and her horse Storm have been very successful in the show jumping ring this year.

STONY Creek’s Maree Young has achieved great success in the show jumping arena with her horse, Storm, a 15.2hh, nine year old paint. One of her most recent triumphs was winning D Grade champion at the recent Moomba show jumping event. “I got Storm as a young, green horse and didn’t think he was going […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Leongatha wins for Beau

Singing the song: joining together in a rousing rendition of the club’s song were, from left, coach Beau Vernon, Sean Westaway, Aaron Heppell and Shem Hawking.

HARD work during the off season and the appointment of new coach Beau Vernon has led to an ideal season start for the new look Leongatha senior football team. On Saturday in front of a bumper local crowd, Leongatha got its season underway in emphatic style with a 123 point thumping of Traralgon. The anticipation […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Lex’s bravery rewarded

Awarded: Wonthaggi resident Lex Milkins (centre) was given a divisional commendation from the Wonthaggi Police for his bravery. Superintendent Malcolm Menzel (left) presented the certificate, watched by Lex’s wife Lorraine.

ALEXANDER “Lex” Milkins received a divisional commendation from the Wonthaggi Police last week. The Wonthaggi resident was nominated for the commendation after showing a great act of bravery last year. He was woken by a loud noise on at 4am on June 27, 2014. A car was involved in a collision outside his home and […]

April 14th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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