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Author kicks a goal with gripping read

A FOOTBALL story with a twist will be launched by a Leongatha author in May. Feather Knight Books is ready to release Matt Dunn’s Red Time. He described the novel as a “country footballer’s quest to avenge his mother’s murder, find a missing woman and help an unsuccessful club finally find the road to premiership […]

April 18th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Councillor Jeremy Rich charged with drugs, firearms offences

THE turmoil engrossing South Gippsland Shire Council has deepened, after Cr Jeremy Rich was charged with drug trafficking and possession, and firearm offences. At a file hearing at the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday), Cr Rich was charged with cultivating and trafficking cannabis of a commercial quantity, possessing cannabis, possessing cocaine, and trafficking and […]

April 17th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

“Mr Mayor, you are deluded”: Cr Fawcett

Conflict between the councillors of South Gippsland Shire Council reached a new level at this afternoon’s meeting, when outgoing councillor Jim Fawcett told mayor Cr Don Hill he was “deluded”. The comment was made in response to the mayor approving an amendment Cr Ray Argento made to a motion by Cr Fawcett. Cr Fawcett had […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Hobby becomes a business

THE March dinner speaker for the Southern Business Women’s Network, Lucy Mathieson, who is a successful food blogger whose home base is in South Gippsland. She shared with the dinner guests at last Thursday’s event at Krowera her secrets and learnings from her journey from primary school teacher to successful blogger. This is the story […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Music teacher awarded

ELLY Poletti, music teacher at Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha was crowned the 2018 Unsung Heroes Music Award by EducationHQ– an award that received hundreds of nominations Australia wide. Ms Poletti was notified when EducationHQ narrowed nominees down to just five, as which point voting was opened to the public. “The wonderful community got behind […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Push for plastic-free Island

WHILE the Phillip Island community showed how much it cared for local beaches and the marine environment for a recent Clean Up Australia event that saw some 135 volunteers collect some 310kg of rubbish in three hours an Island business is also working hard to be plastic free. Cowes Blue Gum Garden Centre is one […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Games unite cultures

CULTURE and diversity were celebrated at Wonthaggi Primary School on Thursday. March 21 marks Harmony Day and the school acknowledged the day by dressing in orange and learning different games from other countries. To kick start the day, students enjoyed a performance by Games Boy 18. The face behind Games Boy 18, Sean Murphy, has […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Art inspires harmony

FOUR art projects helped student celebrate Harmony Day on Thursday. Around 460 students from Inverloch and Kongwak Primary School came together in multi age groups from Prep to Grade 6 to collaborate on the projects. They were assisted by parents and grandparents. The first project was Aboriginal hand prints to acknowledge the Bunurong/Boon Wurrung people […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Silage wrap recycling blitz

POOWONG and District Landcare Group recently initiated a media campaign to remind farmers that silage wrap is a recyclable product and must not be burned or buried, and to rather take the wrap to transfer stations. Silage wrap must be uncontaminated, rope twine and net is not recyclable. Transfer stations at Koonwarra and Foster accept […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

ViPlus growth backs community

INTERESTED onlookers assembled at ViPlus Toora Factory – a company that produces locally made infant formula products – for the first ever public open day on Friday to celebrate job growth, new investment and its commitment to local Toora community groups.  Viplus CEO Jon McNuaght welcomed attendees, saying it was great to see so many […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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