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Man escapes van fire

  A MAN was lucky to flee his caravan alive after the van caught on fire at Yanakie Caravan Park last Wednesday. The caravan was engulfed in flames around 2.30am. The man escaped with smoke inhalation and burns to his head but his injuries were not critical, said CFA District Nine operations manager Simon Bloink. […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Eisteddfod bigger and better

AROUND 250 dance students from around the state competed in the 8th Great Southern Star Eisteddfod in Leongatha on Friday and Saturday, with 735 entries. Dancers displayed amazing talent under the spotlight throughout the event at Mesley Hall. “Entries were booked out within five hours of opening,” eisteddfod president Shelley Williams said. “We had lots […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Battle of the beards

THE Coal Creek Community Park and Museum third Heritage Craft Day and first ever beard competition has come and gone, and what a day it was. Despite the wet weather, the park was packed with visitors of tourists and locals on Sunday. “The day went really well even through the weather was up and down […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bras become art

  LEONGATHA Community House volunteers let their imagination go wild on Thursday morning, decorating bras that will form part of a display for the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is an annual family violence prevention initiative facilitated by Gippsland Community Legal Services.

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

100 day milestone

  LEONGATHA Primary School Prep students celebrated 100 days of schooling with a special dress up day on Tuesday, August 1. Students played activities and games relating to the number 100. The children decorated cupcakes, named 100 reasons why they love school, made hats, ties and glasses with 100 decorations attacyed, ate 100 snacks and […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Barriers split community

  THE community has mixed reactions to a proposal by VicRoads to install safety barriers down the middle of the South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha and Meeniyan at a public information session in Leongatha on Monday, July 31. Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said while evidence showed the safety barriers save lives, the State Government […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Safety first at Pound Creek

MAKING sure everyone goes home safely was the message from GippsDairy’s farm safety day at Pound Creek recently. More than 30 people turned out on a cold and wet day at the Jelbart farm to learn more about how they can protect themselves, their family and their staff from the many risks associated with a […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

NBN offers many benefits

THE National Broadband Network (NBN) offers so many benefits to households and businesses in South Gippsland. Not only does the NBN offer fast internet, but it will further connect the region with the rest of the world, enabling individuals and businesses to be more productive, more creative and more efficient than before. flexible working: the […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Satisfaction plus at Leongatha

  FARMERS and contractors have voted CLAAS Harvest Centre, South Gippsland as delivering the highest level of customer satisfaction across the entire CLAAS Harvest Centre network in New Zealand and Australia. The Leongatha-based dealership achieved an impressive overall customer satisfaction score, earning it the Customer Engagement Excellence Award at the Second Strive Annual Excellence Awards presented in Melbourne recently. The awards recognise the best performing […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Fishy farmer nominates for Dairy Australia board

  FISH Creek dairy farmer Graeme Nicoll has nominated for election to the board of Dairy Australia. He is among candidates standing for two vacancies this year, for directors with milk producer skills. Nominees will stand for election to the board as non-executive directors at the annual general meeting in November. Mr Nicoll was appointed […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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