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Stories written by tayla

Sam’s all pumped up

Action Pumps’ new owner can help you YOU might think he’d be feeling the pressure, or, dare we say it, under the pump. But Sam Turner, the unflappable new owner of Action Pumps in Leongatha, is taking everything in his stride. “I took over at the end of the financial year. I worked as a […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Youth make health pledge to ditch sugar for tap water

MATT DUNN   THE importance of last week’s official launch of the ‘Tap Water Every Day’ campaign in Leongatha cannot be overstated. What’s at stake? The health of the region’s youth and possibly even the health of the nation. For, if the South Coast Primary & Community Partnership’s push to see more young men drinking […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cows pave the way to dairying careers for South Gippsland students

STUDENTS across South Gippsland continue to gain an insight into dairying careers, thanks to an innovative program. The Cows Create Careers program is exposing students to job opportunities within the industry and not just as farmers. Year 9 students at Newhaven College recently hosted two calves for three weeks as part of the program. Calves […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

South Gippsland landscape inspired artist

WHILE she isn’t from the area, the beauty of South Gippsland has been the muse of artist Caroline Kennedy for over 25 years. After a sell out exhibition at Tacit Gallery in Melbourne, Kennedy has returned to showcase a series of oil paintings from September 19 to October 21 at Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek. […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Leongatha Training Cafe, a dining experience to top all others

IT’S a unique, fine dining experience that is unparalleled to anything else in Leongatha.   This hidden treasure, Wildflower Training Cafe at Federation Training Leongatha, becomes a hotspot during lunchtime on Wednesdays, attracting upwards of 50 customers. With ultra-modern pendants giving off a warm glow, attentive staff and spectacularly presented dishes to make your mouth […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

The small schools that educated so many

IT is interesting to reflect on the history of small primary schools and their valuable contribution to the community. In our area there have been many single teacher schools established over the years and they educated so many of our ancestors. Following the 1872 Education Act, the Victoria Education Department was established. This act made […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Medals galore for our Aussie pies

BAKERIES and producers have collected a swag of medals in this year’s Official Great Aussie Meat Pie competition. Venues in Leongatha, Meeniyan, Kernot and Korumburra all shared in the spoils winning a total of 19 gold, silver and bronze medals in all. Kelly’s Bakery in Korumburra was delighted to pick up two bronze medals for […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wild Dog Valley Road landslide fix rests on state funding

Matt Dunn     SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will again call upon the State Government to fund repairs to a road that cost Victorian tax payers $242,000 in 2011. Wild Dog Valley Road, Wild Dog Valley, suffered at the hands of a deluge-induced landslide that swept away a large portion of the road between Amiets […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Farmers flock to Burra Expo

Saputo event a big success MORE than 1000 people flocked to the Saputo Dairy Expo in Korumburra last week. Organised by the Strzelecki Lions Club, the two day event, gave farmers the chance to network and see the latest in dairy farming technology.   “Saputo are a global business involved in a lot of countries, […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Erosion threat at Inverloch

Pathway “subject to approval” Matt Dunn   BASS Coast Shire Council would not say if a dramatic escalation in beach erosion at Inverloch could threaten a planned pathway along the foreshore. The $1.5 million Surf Parade Shared Path project, which will include 138 car parks, was endorsed by council at its August meeting. This week […]

September 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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