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Bill to protect CFA volunteers

THE State Coalition has introduced a bill in the Legislative Council to protect CFA volunteers. The Liberal Nationals moved an amendment to the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 that aims to safeguard the rights of volunteers. It aims to counter clauses in the proposed workplace agreement between the State Government and CFA that would hand […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Car show shines

THE second South Coast Show ‘n’ Shine at Toora attracted a huge crowd on Sunday, with organisers estimating almost 4000 people passed through the gates. Event mastermind Joe Allan guessed there were more than 250 entrants, including cars, trucks, motorbikes and for the first time, old tractors. Toora Football Netball Club had a big day […]

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Firefighters train for gruelling stair climb

MEMBERS of the Ruby Fire Brigade have begun training at Voyage Fitness in Leongatha ahead of a tough fundraiser in Melbourne this September. Every year around 500 firefighters from across Victoria take part in the Climb for the Kids up the 28 floors of Crown Metropol Hotel wearing 25 kilograms of turnout gear and breathing apparatus. This year, the firefighter’s […]

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Show a whip cracking success

NEW attractions and free children’s activities helped improve the gate takings at this year’s Foster Show on Saturday. Around 2000 people attended the show, making it one of the most successful in recent years. Foster and District Agricultural Society secretary Roger Nicholson said attractions like Australian whip cracking champion Emiliqua East drew a huge crowd […]

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Show stopping entertainment

  THE Korumburra entertainment committee worked on increasing the variety and quality of entertainment at this year’s show. A first for the show was the tug of war competition, gymnastics, and buskers performing around the oval and later on stage. Another highlight of entertainment was the Chairo College band, which won the school band competition. […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Disability fails to slow Darren

  LIVING with visual impairment is no barrier for Darren Bone when it comes to getting many jobs done. The icon of Leongatha was last Wednesday presented with South Gippsland Shire Council’s Achievement Award for a Person with a Disability. Mr Bone was unable to attend this year’s South Gippsland Australia Day awards so council […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Councillors agree to behave

SOUTH Gippsland Shire councillors can now get on with the job of governing after signing a code of conduct they all agreed on, last Wednesday. Council held yet another meeting to discuss the code, after points raised in the code the previous week were deemed unclear. Council will bear the costs incurred should it seek […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Couple in world first study

NEW parents Jessie and Matt Holland from Mirboo North have taken part in a world-first study with their baby boy Ziggy to assess the safety of skin-to-skin care for very preterm babies on breathing support. Skin-to-skin care, also known as kangaroo care, is a process in which a newborn child is placed on their parents’ […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Asbestos lingers in Inverloch school yard

ASBESTOS may finally be removed from the grounds of Inverloch Primary School after a slow response from the Department of Education and Training. The low risk asbestos was discovered in a popular part of the playground late last year, but until last week, the school council had no indication from the department about when the […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Ag hub gains pace

AN AGRICULTURAL services precinct proposed for Koonwarra is progressing, paving the way for an economic boost for the whole shire. The precinct progressed last Wednesday when council voted to seek the approval of Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne to rezone land at 590 South Gippsland Highway and 2 Hogans Road from Farming Zone to Special […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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