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Tickets now on sale for Mossvale summer special

COOL green lawn rolls forever at Mossvale Park for Summer Nights on Saturday, January 5, 2019. One hundred year old trees throw a glorious canopy of dappled sunshade over your picnic rug. You can see the stage from here. You can hear every note. If you were expecting the usual summer music festival panic, welcome […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Siblings act on climate change

KORUMBURRA siblings Xavier and Abbey Nicholls swapped the classroom for activism on Friday when they took part in School Strike 4 Action in Melbourne. The event saw students from across Victoria parade through the streets and rally outside the Treasury to campaign against using coal for electricity production, oppose the Adani coal mine and call […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Great spring kick starts Focus Farm

IT would be fair to say the Moon family’s first few months as Focus Farmers have been as good as it gets. Jared, who is in a business partnership with wife Melissa and his parents Alex and Tricia, is about to cut November silage on their Yanakie farm for the first time in memory. To […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Latest Lennie book to be launched

THE sister of Leongatha hero Lennie Gwyther is the latest author to publish a book about the boy who rode his pony to Sydney in 1932. Beryl Ferrier’s book, Encore Lennie – The Story Behind the Statue, details how the community raised funds to erect a statue of Lennie and his pony Ginger Mick at […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Moustaches lost for men’s health

THE South Gippsland branch of Gippsland Historical Automobile Club held its shave day on Sunday, for club members who took part in this year’s Movember. A great day was had with lots of laughs and of course lots of funds raised at the club’s Leongatha headquarters. Member Max Wise attracted a lot of attention when […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Duo ascends city’s tallest tower

SCOTT Hillis still remembers when he stood at the bottom of Melbourne’s tallest building, the Eureka Tower, and looked up. He knew he had to run up every stair in the building, wearing 25kg of firefighting gear. “It’s hard on the brain,” he said. The Leongatha firefighter and his partner Tiffany Van Horick recently completed […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Cervus serves up fun of the farm

THE Leongatha South branch of Cervus Equipment Australia held a free Kids and Family Day at its Hogans Road premises last Saturday. The event attracted more than 300 people, with Santa Claus making a special appearance to the delight of children for photo opportunities. A sausage sizzle, generously provided the Leongatha Lions Club, sold out […]

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Leongatha filled with tunes

LEONGATHA’S streets and empty stores were filled with the sounds of music last week as students gathered for the inaugural Camp Bravo music camp. Developed by Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College music teacher Elly Poletti, the daytime camp program ran over three days last week, culminating in a finale concert last Thursday. About 145 students […]

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Welshpool’s garden tops Victoria

WELSHPOOL and District Primary School has won a state-wide gardening award. The school won the Best School Garden Exhibiting Biodiversity Award, presented at the Victorian School Garden Awards at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne on November 15. Nominated for their bush tucker garden development project which began 12 months ago, the school received a […]

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Year 12s celebrate with class

LEONGATHA Secondary College Year 12 students celebrated a night to remember last Friday at the annual Year 12 Formal at Leongatha Memorial Hall. It was a night of celebration to mark the end of secondary school for students. Memorial Hall was decorated for a night of class and indulgence by Shelley Williams. Parents/guardians, students and […]

November 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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