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Meeniyan school unearths memories

  A TIME capsule buried 25 years ago at Tarwin Valley Primary School was unearthed and opened last Wednesday. It was a trip down memory lane for the past students who attended. The time capsule was buried in the school grounds when the school was Meeniyan Primary School. Before the opening, Prep students helped principal […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wonthaggi’s first Halloween frighteningly successful

THERE was a spooky atmosphere on Saturday as Wonthaggi hosted its first Halloween Fun Day in Apex Park. Unfortunately, the Zombie Fun Run aspect of the day had to be cancelled due to recent weather conditions and risk to public safety but – as this is likely to become an annual event – it will […]

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Carnival excites market-goers

LEONGATHA enjoyed a special twist on the town’s farmers market on Saturday. A carnival theme brought in a crowd, and children enjoyed a jumping castle, face painting, and an egg and spoon race. Farmers market organiser Julie Curtis said the egg and spoon race was a hit, and may run again at future markets. Music […]

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Spooky milestone for Coal Creek

COAL Creek celebrated its 10th annual Halloween spectacular on Saturday night. The park was abundant with spooky and scary costumes with more than 4000 people through the gate. Children were enthralled by Count Von Boogie’s performances, and all three shows were sold out. There was a great response from children leaving the show with fits […]

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Audition for Annie

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre is excited to bring iconic musical Annie back to the town. The 2018 production will be directed by the talented Kerryn Lockhart, who brought beloved character Mary Poppins to life in 2016. Lisa Pellin will once again lend her talents as choreographer and Daniel Moldrich will be the musical director. An extremely […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

School’s out at Leongatha

YEAR 12 students at Leongatha Secondary College commemorated their last day of school last Thursday by donning fancy dress. With their first exam only a week away, the students blew off some steam as they paraded through the school grounds in their costumes. They enjoyed an egg and bacon breakfast, a humorous awards ceremony and […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Soldier’s letters reunited with family

IN impeccable handwriting, Private Ernest Harcourt Ely told his sister Els of the horrors of war. “I believe Bert McKenna had his leg blown off; some seem to think he has since died. Lieut Blick of our boy (sic) was killed. Lieut Johnstone was wounded; I don’t know how Norm Scott or Norm Goble got […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Railway site issues roll in

LEONGATHA people have called for slight changes to be made to the Leongatha Railway Site master plan that will shape the development of the former Leongatha rail yards. Leongatha Rotary Club, Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry, South Gippsland Specialist School, St Laurence Primary School and Leongatha Primary School opposed the proposed location of a […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Water dispute may boil over

THE ongoing dispute between South Gippsland Shire Council and the family company of Cr Jeremy Rich over a water retarding basin at Walkerville may still continue. That is despite council last Wednesday voting to increase the basin’s capacity at a cost to council of $20,000. The former Shire of Woorayl and the company, Ansevata Nominees, […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Funding saves lifesavers

BIGGER, better and safer will be the buzzwords used to describe Cape Paterson’s new surf life saving clubroom. The clubroom is a step closer to development after Eastern Victorian Region MLC Harriet Shing announced a $2.3 million funding boost on Friday. The club will receive a modern facility with training rooms, a community hall, change […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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