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Cr Bob Newton named mayor


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 »

Netball hopes

From left, South Gippsland Shire Council’s recreation officer Ian Murphy, Leongatha Football Netball Club’s Jeanne Dekker, Michelle Harris of Hands On Community Solutions and netball club president Renae Littlejohn

LEONGATHA’S Parrots netballers dream of playing on two new outside courts that will further make the town the sporting hub of South Gippsland. The club’s grants officer Jeanne Dekker today urged South Gippsland Shire Council to support the Leongatha Football Netball Club’s proposal to build two new courts at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve. The club’s preferred […]

October 21st, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Community fights landfill

Townspeople outraged: Koonwarra residents and businesspeople objecting to the landfill proposal are, from left, Beatrice, Zacaropoulos, Thomas Burge, Melissa Burge, Zee Dammerel and Maria Stuart.

THE community will unite in the fight against the mega landfill proposed for Leongatha South. A steering committee representing the communities of Leongatha South, Koonwarra and Meeniyan will be established. The Koonwarra Store is now the central information point for the distribution of updates about the project to the community. The $10 million tip could […]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dance central

Pretty in pink: back from left, Lisa Pellin Dancers Claudia Leys, Chloe Fox, Siobhan Cooper, Emily Bowcher and Maya Williams and front from left, Taya Cameron, Indily Francis and Chloe Giliam were ready to dance at the Great Southern Star Eisteddfod on Saturday.

THE Great Southern Star Eisteddfod was a smashing success last weekend with dancers flocking to Leongatha to take the stage. The sixth annual eisteddfod was held at Mesley Hall from Friday, August 7 to Sunday August 9. After entries filled the program within two weeks of applications, the eisteddfod committee prepared for a massive weekend. […]

August 10th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Broadbent MP runner-up

Russell Broadbent June 2013

McMillan MP Russell Broadbent has place second in the chase for the role of speaker of the House of Representatives today. The job was won by fellow Victoria, Casey MP Tony Smith. Mr Broadbent said last week, “I have been asked to nominate for the position of speaker of the House of Representatives because of my […]

August 6th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Opportunities galore

Out, about: Bass MLA Brian Paynter (right) discusses State Government matters with James Archibald in Wonthaggi.

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group’s recent production of Pippin wowed its South Gippsland audience. So much so that Bass MLA Brian Paynter thought the show – and the theatrical group – highlighted the opportunities young people have in Wonthaggi and the Bass Coast. “I believe we need to support all forms of talent. Pippin was just something […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Dinosaur’s just child’s play

Past meets present: Judy and Norman Vradenburg (far right) with Gerry Lonergan of the Inverloch Rotary Club, with the Koolasuchus sculpture at the Wallace Avenue Park in Inverloch. They are joined by the Vradenburgs’ grandchildren, from left, Archie Johnstone, Indi Johnston and Tayla Wyhoon.

A DINOSAUR is lurking in an Inverloch neighbourhood, but the local children are far from terrified – in fact, they’re delighted. A vacant block in Wallace Avenue has been transformed into an attractive park as a result of a community campaign to save the block from development. The centrepiece is a dinosaur – a sculpture […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lions dance with elegance

All together: having a fun time at the Stony Creek Football Netball Club Mid-Year Ball on Saturday were, back, from left, Kaila Hutchison, Jenna Browne, Brett McKnight, Scott Browne and Caitlin Burge. Front, Ashleigh Browne and Ryan McKnight.

GLAMOUR and glitz filled Leongatha Memorial Hall on Saturday night, when 150 people had a memorable time at the Stony Creek Football Netball Club Mid-Year Ball. The event was held under lights designed by Events by Kate, and kicked off with an amazing happy hour and finished with great music by Luke Matthew’s band The […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community,Featured | Read More »

Zambia calls teacher

So long: Tarwin Lower Primary School teacher Stephanie McDonald prepares to farewell her students, from left, Georgie, Alivia, Tyler and Ryan ahead of departing for Zambia, Africa, this Sunday.

THIS Sunday, June 28, Stephanie McDonald will board a plane and fly to the place of her dreams: Africa. The Tarwin Lower Primary School teacher will spend seven weeks teaching in a school in Zambia. Based in the city of Livingstone, population around 137,000, she will teach classes of up to 50 students – a […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Keep rates low

Be heard: Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath is urging South Gippslanders to voice their views about rate capping. She is pictured in the Victorian Parliament.

EASTERN Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath is encouraging ratepayers and local councils to have their say on the State Government’s proposed cap on rates. Ms Bath said rates should be kept down and the Liberal-Nationals Coalition had always worked hard to lower the cost of living for families. “But it is important the cap does […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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