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Support Daffodil Day

SOUTH Gippslanders are being urged to support the Cancer Council Daffodil Day (today, August 23). Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath is encouraging people to buy daffodil merchandise from their local stall. Ms Bath said the Daffodil Day appeal is an iconic fundraising initiative by the Australian Cancer Council which provides hope to many people […]

August 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Focus on the future

A FARMING family with eyes well and truly on the future will be in the spotlight during this month’s Focus Farm open day. The Moon family of Yanakie are building on their dairy legacy to ensure their farm business is sustainable in the current climate and for future generations. GippsDairy’s co-facilitator of the Yanakie Focus […]

August 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Rail trail now closer

THE extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra is closer to becoming a reality. So is the redevelopment of the Leongatha rail yards and also the rail yards at Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Council has just announced it has secured a lease of the Leongatha to Nyora rail corridor from the […]

August 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Eating parmas backs farmers

LEONGATHA pizzeria Serafinos has presented $1200 to Gippsland Farmer Relief for drought stricken Gippsland farmers. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath, who also contributed a personal donation, said Serafinos owners Fred and Mandy Truscio were concerned about mounting pressures on local farmers and wanted to help. “They understood Gippsland farmers were having an incredibly hard […]

August 12th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Wonthaggi Secondary College to get a new campus – in San Remo

A NEW campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College will be built at San Remo. The school for years 7-9 students will cater for families across Phillip Island, San Remo and the Waterline. The location was announced today by Victorian Education Minister James Merlino and Bass MLA Jordan Crugnale. The new school will be a new campus […]

August 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Christian Zahra and Rick Brown named extra administrators of South Gippsland Shire Council

FORMER McMillan MP Christian Zahra is one of two new administrators appointed to run South Gippsland Shire Council. He will be joined by Rick Brown, with existing administrator Julie Eisenbise named chairperson. Their appointment by the State Government follows council’s sacking in June, due to the government losing faith in council’s ability to govern for […]

July 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Turbine tussle blows on

A DISPUTE over noise at Bald Hills Wind Farm may return to court or end up in the hands of the Federal Government.Residents engaged in a dispute with Bald Hills Wind Farm about nuisance noise produced by the turbines at Tarwin Lower will meet with the company in August in a bid to settle the […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Spooks visit Leongatha family

APPARITIONS, objects that go missing and are never found again, and knocking by an unknown source are common occurrences for the Pitts family. Their home, which they believe was an old miner’s cottage, was moved from Yallourn in the 1970s to Leongatha. Shelley Pitts said her daughter Tayla, husband Danny and herself have been living […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Historian loved the region he wrote about

NICHOLAS John Murphy died 12 months to the day after his wife of 68 years, Kathleen Murphy. He left the world on June 1, 2019, aged 95, after a short illness.He was buried a year to the day after Kathleen’s burial after a service at St Laurence O’Toole’s Catholic Church, Leongatha – a church John […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Highway action at last

A DANGEROUS intersection at Leongatha South will finally be improved, in an overhaul of safety on the Bass Highway.VicRoads will address safety concerns at the junction of the highway and Leongatha-South Outtrim Road – the scene of many crashes. Approaches from that road and Rougheads Road to the highway will be changed, and turning lanes […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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