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Community banking comes to Meeniyan

THE Meeniyan Bendigo Bank branch officially opened inside IGA supermarket last Friday, celebrating the town’s first bank with the bank’s mascot Piggy and a sausage sizzle from local CFA volunteers. “Four staff members will look after local banking needs where customers can open accounts, make deposits, conduct general transactions with the bank and also cater […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

100 years of Armistice

THE Inverloch Community Hub hosted a living tribute performance by Cultural Infusion and the Wonthaggi Citizens Band to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, last Saturday. The tribute began at 10am at Inverloch Community Hub with about 20 spectators absorbing cheeky theatrics and brass band music. There were two further performances held for the celebration […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Crowds enjoy Meeniyan Farmers Market

MEENIYAN Square hosted its first Farmers Market last Sunday, with stunning weather and scrumptious produce. Regional Farmers Markets have given quality local producers a chance to meet the public since 1999. The popularity of the events is emphasised by great crowds who enjoy the community market feel. On show for Meeniyan’s first market were many […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Flower show celebrates 31 years

THE Leongatha Recreation Reserve hosted the annual Native Flower Show last weekend, October 13-14, inside the South Gippsland Historical Automobile Clubrooms. The Australian Plants Society hosted the sunny weekend, perfect for the saturated floral displays. Plentiful crowds attended on the Saturday although numbers were a little lower the following day. Many local nurseries provided native […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Store market rebounds

By South Gippsland Stock Agents Association A yarding of 1600 cattle came forward at last week’s store sale, consisting of 1080 steers, 320 heifers, 160 cows and calves and 40 springers. Cattle came from the local area and once again from East Gippsland . The market was strong for all classes of cattle and prices […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Networking not hard work

JUDGING by the positive response and good numbers, the first of the new network meetings for the Leongatha Business Association will almost certainly become a regular event. To be held every three months, the meetings are designed to be informative and fun, involve one or two guest speakers and give the business community time to […]

October 10th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Centennial celebration for military bravery

OCTOBER 3, 1918 marked the day when Private Frederick Norris Hanks received Military Medals for bravery in the field. October 3, 2018 culminated in an honouring, familial gathering. The Leongatha RSL last Wednesday hosted about 35 of Private Hanks’ devotees, honouring his service to country and friends alike, with a lunch gathering followed by a […]

October 10th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Where can you recycle silage wrap?

THE Poowong and District Landcare Group reminds farmers to dispose of their silage wrap responsibly. Some may not realise silage wrap is a recyclable product and must not be burned or buried – EPA fines apply. If it is dumped in waste skips, it ends up in landfill. You need to shake the wrap free […]

October 10th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Novel takes readers on a magical adventure

FISH Creek author Elizabeth Farrell officially launches her first novel, Willow Bloom and the Dream Keepers, worldwide today (Tuesday, October 9). The fantasy novel written for the YA genre (young adults,  12 to 18 years), takes the reader on an adventure with 13 year old Willow. She encounters magical forests, guardians from other worlds and […]

October 10th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Event to inspire employers

BEN Corcoran knows the challenges young people face in seeking employment. He’s been looking for a job fulltime since July this year, but had already been searching for 12 months while completing his studies. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in political science from Victoria University, he’s hoping to find a role within his […]

October 10th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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