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Show celebrates country life

WONTHAGGI was abuzz when the annual Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show took place at the recreation reserve on Saturday and Sunday. Events from equestrian, dog scrambles and art exhibitions to wood chopping were held, with many members of the Wonthaggi and surrounding community enjoying the entertainment. “It’s so multi-faceted, it has a little bit of […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Buffalo surprise in the paddock

  THINK of South Gippsland and milk, and one typically conjures up the image of a herd of Friesian or Jersey cows. But in the far east of the region, there is an animal of a different kind in a milking shed, a bovine usually associated with Australia’s tropical top end. Buffalo are being milked […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

South Gippslanders more likely to die in crashes on roads than in other shires

CAR crashes in South Gippsland Shire have an almost one in 10 chance of causing a death. VicRoads statistics reveal that from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019 – a period of 17 months – the South Gippsland Shire had a car-crash-to-death-ratio of 9.61 per cent, far higher than Bass Coast (2.21 per cent) […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Woman injured in freak crash at Inverloch

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being hit by a car that mounted the footpath and crashed into a building in Inverloch last Tuesday. The injured pedestrian, from Inverloch, was taken to hospital with injuries to her left arm and shoulder. The elderly driver and his son, the only passenger, were not injured. The […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Nics McKenzie wins ladies bowls championship

THE Inverloch Bowling Club hosted the Champion of Champions Ladies knock-out Singles Championship for the South Gippsland Bowls Division on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 7 and 8. All of the division’s club champions were eligible to compete for the right to represent South Gippsland in the quest to further represent the Strzelecki Region against West […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Close shave for Heppell

  DYSON Heppell, Leongatha’s favourite son (along with Roughie, of course), has shaved off his famous locks in favour of a close-cropped new do. It seems like an extreme move, but certainly for a good cause: vital funds for Wildlife Victoria and the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund to help out with effects of the East […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Heavy music fans unite for loud fun at Tarwin Lower

SOME of the biggest acts in heavy music were at Tarwin Lower on the weekend, as the iconic Unify Gathering returned. Among those to grace the stage were the Architects, The Ghost Inside, Silverstein, Stray From The Path and Tired Lion. Two of the biggest Australian metalcore exports around played return sets. Following the August […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Feat of marriage

THERE’S no secret to 70 years of wedded bliss, according to Pat Rodwell. “We just did not die,” she said, matter of factly. “We’ve had fairly good health, the pair of us. We are just blessed.” Albert quipped: “It’s not often that you meet someone who has been married for 70 years.” Pat and her […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Family’s escape from paradise

“HOPEFULLY the next holiday will be at some boring hotel.” That’s the wish of Inverloch teenager Connor Maher after his family’s adventure of a lifetime. The Mahers were at the East Gippsland holiday town of Mallacoota when bushfire tore through the community on New Year’s Eve. They then joined approximately 1000 others in the first […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch CFA marks 75 years

INVERLOCH CFA is hoping to receive more members in the wake of the East Gippsland bushfires. Inverloch is one of many local fire brigades to contribute volunteers to the ongoing crisis and is hoping media coverage of the fires could inspire people to become volunteer firefighters. The brigade held an open day and dinner on […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

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