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Patterson does it again

TWO titles at the 2013 Australian Junior Athletics Championships last week has given Leongatha’s Eleanor Patterson automatic selection in the Australian team for the World Youth Athletics Championships. With six qualifying performances under her belt already, the win in the Under 18 Women’s High Jump gave the 16 year old the spot. The competition was […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Island surf reserved

THE Phillip Island surfing community celebrated the formal declaration of Victoria’s first National Surfing Reserve at a ceremony at Cape Woolamai Beach on Saturday. Surfing legend Layne Beachley hosted the event and the Minister for Environment and Climate Change and Youth Affairs, Ryan Smith, formally opened the reserve, made up of four sites along Phillip Island’s […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Bendigo Bank returns

THE Meeniyan branch of Bendigo Bank has come back. Nestled next to (and supported by) Brown Wigg, the revitalised banking venture was officially opened last Wednesday, with hard working advocate and unofficial ‘mayor of Meeniyan’ Lindsay Moore invited to cut the ribbon. In 2011 the bank closed after the community fell short in its capital […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Unique art on show

ROD Adams, or ‘R’ as he signs his work, has been producing art work for many years now, but was reluctant to release it to the public. Having finally done so, however, his exhibition Follow me as I walk is on display at Mushroom Gallery in Leongatha for the month of March. Having never studied […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

CFA party recognises own

MEMBERS of the Berrys Creek CFA Brigade were in the mood for a party, with the official opening of their new building on Sunday. Funnily enough, the celebratory cake had no candles at all – a show of commitment, perhaps, to the total fire ban message. While those who attended admired the new digs, the […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Past comes to life

THERE’S no doubt they were built of tougher stuff in the good old days, a fact that was abundantly clear at the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally last weekend. Old style tractors, steam engines, shearers and horses all did their bit to bring years gone by back to life at the Nyora venue. And […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Money ball – big money bruises local game

THE top Alberton Football League players are netting more than $30,000 a season, with payments of up to $1500 a game and sign on fees of up to $5000. One high-profile player recently reneged on such a deal, accepting an even better offer from a Melbourne club. The AFL club has denied his initial attempts […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

TAFE squeeze – merger talks on the horizon

THE State Government won’t force GippsTAFE and its East Gippsland equivalent Advance TAFE to merge. However, in a classic case of government spin, they will be expected to “integrate their governance and management structures”. Which, according to Greg Barclay who is the vice president of the Australian Education Union Victoria, is a merger by any […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Moonya debacle ends

FORMER members of Moonya Community Services have described the demise of the organisation yesterday (Monday) as “appalling”. The Wonthaggi organisation became officially defunct after servicing the community for almost 50 years. State Minister for Disability Services and Reform, Mary Wooldridge, announced last Friday Connecting Skills Australia has been appointed to provide services to the Wonthaggi […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lock the box

VENUS Bay residents have voted to lock their meter boxes as SP Ausnet plans to rollout smart meters in the town in the coming days. Two public meetings were held in the town last Friday, with audiences packing the Venus Bay Community Centre. Husband and wife, John and Sonja Rutherford, from the Broadmeadows Progress Association, […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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