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Woolies workers face the chop

LONG-TIME Woolworths workers in Leongatha and Wonthaggi are facing the prospect of losing their current jobs. Days after the Leongatha store celebrated the achievements of four senior staff who’d chalked up 150 years at the outlet, consultation began on a “new store operating model” to be rolled out across the country in September. A Woolworths […]

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

Fish literally jumping on jetty

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Wild weather hits region

EAVY rain and wind gusts of close to 150km/h caused chaos across South Gippsland over the past week.Trees fell across roads and drains were affected, resulting in a busy few days for State Emergency Service volunteers and the staff of South Gippsland and Bass Coast shire councils.Leongatha SES received callouts over the weekend, in addition […]

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Rich fronts court

JEREMY Rich will return to court in November to face drugs and firearms offences. The evidence against the former South Gippsland Shire councillor will be laid out at a committal hearing at the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on November 29. He’s facing 15 charges in total, including cultivating a commercial quantity of cannabis, possessing cannabis […]

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Flood threatens coast

PEOPLE living along the South Gippsland coastline will face a stark choice in the coming decades: move or be washed away. Authors of the recently delivered Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) report to the State Government took “a conservative approach” to sea level rise predictions – warning of an 80cm sea level rise by 2100. […]

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Workers under threat

HEALTHCARE staff have been assaulted and abused on the job, forcing to them to take stress leave – but they’re refusing to cop it anymore.Wonthaggi Hospital staff reported 164 incidents of occupation violence and aggression in the financial years 2016-17 and 2017-18. Figures have not been tallied up for 2018-19, but are believed to have […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Case against ex-councillor adjourned

THE case against former South Gippsland Shire councillor Andrew McEwen has been adjourned until 9.30am on Thursday, August 8.It will be heard in the Korumburra Magistrates’ Court. The adjournment comes after a request from Mr McEwen’s lawyer in the court last week. Mr McEwen will face court in relation to the distribution of a council document […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wind farm fight is on

NEW residents close to a proposed wind farm say they had no idea they were buying properties near OSMI Australia’s 53-turbine project. Yinnar resident Sindy Van Eede, said that under the current plan three turbines would be at a distance of between 1-1.5km from her home, in the plantation forest managed by HVP Plantations. Some […]

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Library makes a noise

WEST Gippsland Libraries Corporation is waiving overdue fees for its customers. Never again will a customer be stung a fee for late return of a borrowed item. In addition, library users’ existing fines have been wiped. CEO Leanne Williams said those who need libraries the most – that is, those who can’t afford the cost […]

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Cheers to lifesaving act

THERE’S been many a punter who has slipped into McCartin’s Hotel in Leongatha over the years for a ‘heart-starter’, though nothing rivals the venue’s latest addition. A life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AED) has been added to the pub’s Bair Street entrance, giving people in Leongatha 24-hour access in case of a medical emergency. Another AED […]

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