SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jeanette Harding could barely contain her enthusiasm. “This is one of the loveliest parts of being a councillor: handing money out to our volunteers,” she said at council’s community grants presentation night last Wednesday. Held at the council chambers in Leongatha, the occasion saw council give $146,000 to 28 […]
MIA Dyson, Liz Stringer and Jen Cloher brought their live music spectacular to the Meeniyan Hall on Friday night. The show continued the series of first class concerts presented by the local volunteers of the Lyrebird Arts Council. Photo: Graeme Wilson.
THE senior and junior choirs of St Laurence’s Primary School entertained the lunchtime crowd in Leongatha last Wednesday with a rendition of Christmas carols in McCartin Street.
MICHAEL Delaney is not keen to talk about himself. After 15 years as principal of Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha, he would rather talk about the college’s supportive educational environment, and teaching in the 21st century, and his students. Mr Delaney, who is moving on from the college, insists his work has always been […]
GIPPSLAND South MLA Peter Ryan will watch the new Labor Government’s approach to coal seam gas with interest. Speaking at the declaration of the Gippsland South poll in Leongatha last week, Mr Ryan said he expected Labor’s past track record on the issue would influence the government’s future decisions. The controversial gas extraction process of […]
LISA Pellin Dancers of Leongatha held their annual performance at Wonthaggi Arts Centre over the weekend. The show was called “Extra, Extra” and explored the world of newspapers, from journalists to paparazzi and weather reporters. Junior, intermediate and senior students took part in the performance, put on by Lisa Pellin.
INTERCHANGE Gippsland celebrated year’s end and Christmas with a family day out at the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi on Saturday. Around 300 people attended the event organised by Interchange, which is a service for children and young adults with disabilities, and their families. “We’ve had great mine tours and great music,” manager of Wonthaggi […]
A CROWD of more than 500 people made this year’s Carol at the Drome one of the most successful yet. The event, held at the Leongatha Velodrome on Saturday night, showcased a diversity of talent across music, singing and dancing to celebrate the festive spirit of the season. The occasion was brought to the region […]
DAIRY farmers from Middle Tarwin are frustrated power outages associated with the Bald Hills Wind Farm keep affecting their farms. Their concerns boiled over last Tuesday (December 9), when a scheduled power outage was delayed by nine hours, forcing several farmers to milk in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Farmer Stephen Ball said the […]
NERRENA dairy farmers Ashley and Jane Harrison and won a section of a major a cow competition. The final of the South Eastern Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm competition was held recently at the Witchmount Estate winery at Plumpton. Finalists gathered to hear how overjudge Patrick Nicholson of Jugiong Jerseys saw the cows after he had travelled […]