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Koala attacks woman and dog

A KOALA has scratched and attacked a Leongatha woman and her dog after taking refuge in her house at the weekend. Pam Brooker was at home asleep with her Jack Russell terrier Stuart in Parr Street when just after midnight Saturday morning she was awoken by noises and the dog started barking. She went out […]

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Firefighters save home

POLICE are investigating a fire that came within 20 metres of destroying a house at Leongatha South. Flames ripped through 10 acres of bush and hay at the Andersons Road property on Tuesday, January 28. The blaze is thought to have been started by a cigarette butt thrown from a car window. Police found a […]

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Brann, Knox recognised

TWO legends of local cricket are set to be recognised in Leongatha and District Cricket Association’s Round 12. This round will be named after Steven Brann from the Wonthaggi Workmens and Colin Knox from Poowong Loch who have and still do contribute a huge amount to the game of cricket. Steven Brann STEVEN (OZ) Brann will […]

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Channel race set to celebrate 30 years

SAN REMO’S annual Channel Challenge on Saturday attracted 438 competitors and proved another huge success and plans are already underway for the events 30th anniversary celebration and the 50th Year of the Woolamai Surf Life Saving Club (WBSLSC) next year. This year’s 550 metre swim and two kilometre run event saw Melbourne triathlete Mitchell Kibby […]

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Off track – golden opportunity to enhance Leongatha slipping

IMPROVING Leongatha’s former rail yard appears to not be a high priority for South Gippsland Shire Council, despite council naming the site a “priority project”. Council lists “Development of Leongatha Rail Yard” in its document Priority Projects for Support, published June 2013. But despite VicTrack, which owns the land, being willing to discuss selling the […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Surfing chief earns OAM

IT’S AN honour he did not expect to receive. Max Wells of Inverloch received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of his contribution to surfing, rescue services and the community. He joins the ranks of extraordinary Australians honoured in the awards list announced by the Council for the Order of Australia […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Vietnam opens girls’ eyes

ASHLEIGH Gobel and Laura Robins recently returned from an unforgettable Vietnam experience. From a long time school project at Mirboo North Secondary College to a lifetime of memories, the experience was fantastic for the pair. Upon arrival, the girls were culture shocked and overwhelmed by the heat, but loved every moment. “We were so excited […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Last song sung

THE Prom Coast Singers gave their last official performance in December and have now moved into a period of indefinite hiatus. Choral director Paddy Broberg said after 15 years at the helm of the choir, it was time for her to step aside. “We came from Melbourne, my husband moved here in 1989. I was […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Cape scheme will still cost thousands

CAPE Paterson property owners could be charged up to $47,200 for the upgrade of unsealed roads and drainage if a special charge scheme goes ahead. This comes after Bass Coast Shire Council completed the proposed design for the upgrade of unsealed roads and drainage in Cape Paterson. The design was developed with input from the […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wooden boats race

WOODEN boats graced the waters of Inverloch’s Anderson Inlet on Australia Day. The inaugural Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta was “a raging success,” South Gippsland Yacht Club Commodore Ian Jones said. “It’s the really exciting culmination of a full year’s work.” The stiff breeze was almost perfect for sailing, though it posed its own challenges. […]

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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