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Stories written by Mark Drury

Memorial service

A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs Myra Eygenraam will be held at Saphire Funeral Services, Pambula, NSW, on Thursday the 11th of July at 11.am.

July 8th, 2019 | Posted in Death Notices | Read More »


Cartoon by Glenn Robinson

The Andrews Labor Government has just issued a notice to the South Gippsland Shire seeking a response as to why it should not be suspended following a recommendation from the Municipal Monitor to the Council.Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has received the final report from Municipal Monitor Peter Stephenson in relation to the governance […]

April 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Urgent need for foster carers in Gippsland

THE NUMBER of Gippsland children and young people entering out of home care is on the rise which means there is an urgent need for more members of the community to become foster carers. Children’s services provider OzChild is encouraging residents of Leongatha and surrounding areas to open their hearts and their homes to these […]

October 19th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dalyston remain undefeated

IT was set to be a clash of the titans, with the top two teams Dalyston and Phillip Island going head to head last Saturday. Fans eagerly awaited the match, with both teams performing strongly so far in the season. With both Dalyston and Phillip Island missing players due to injuries, the match was highly […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Robbery deflates retail business

A BRAZEN burglary at Leongatha’s Great Southern Outdoors last Tuesday night has left owner Graeme O’Connor feeling a little bit fed up. According to Mr O’Connor unknown offender(s) forced entry through the front door of the Bair Street premises and took between $10,000 and $15,000 worth of stock. All of the glass cabinets were emptied, […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Fire station ready for fit out

BUILDING firm Considine and Johnston has completed the construction of Leongatha CFA’s new station but there’s still plenty of work to be done on the fit out. Keys to the building have been handed over to corporate CFA in Melbourne so it can prepare for the local fire brigade to move in at the end […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hospital gains a country man

MARK Johnson, the new CEO of Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) describes taking over the reins of the organisation as a steep learning curve. Getting to know how an organisation works and the people within it interact, is a big part of stepping onto any new job, particularly when the organisation employs 400 people. Mr […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Residents fed up with rate rises

THE heat is starting to build on the South Gippsland Shire with residents angry over hefty gains in rates in the last two years. Rates and the upcoming budget are current hot topics and the Shire is not the flavour of the month either, rating poorly in the recent customer satisfaction survey. After recently seeing […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

CSG rebuffed by council

Photo courtesy Shelley Price SJP Studios.

COAL Seam Gas (CSG) protestors were outraged by the South Gippsland Shire Council’s decision not to exempt the shire from CSG mining and exploration on Wednesday. Protestors filled council’s gallery during the ordinary meeting and were disappointed with the outcome. Mayor Cr Jim Fawcett said he would not vote for exemption at this time because […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Open gardens at Jumbunna

Jumbunna is staging open gardens this coming Sunday, October 26, from 10am till 4pm commencing at the Jumbunna Hall. Cost $10 for adults. All the proceeds will go to help cover the high overheads of the Jumbunna Hall where the market is held on the first Sunday of the month as well as hosting other […]

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

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