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Youth call for more in Leongatha

WHAT is it like being a teenager living in a country town like Leongatha? Locals might say Leongatha is a great country town but for young people there isn’t much to do in Leongatha when your parents can’t take you somewhere or the bus won’t get you there until really late in the afternoon. Maybe […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Stellar concert marks band’s 125th birthday

MILESTONE birthdays deserve a party worthy of the occasion and that’s just what the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band gave the community on Saturday night. Around 130 people attended the band’s 125th anniversary cabaret concert at the Dakers Centre in Leongatha and they were treated to a musical program spanning decades. Gonna Fly Now, the […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

School thanks community for new bus

BASS Coast Specialist School received its new bus last Wednesday. Delivered by Wonthaggi Toyota, the bus will allow the students to go on trips together as a unit. The school lost one of its buses in October last year after a collision with a tram during a school camp in Melbourne. Luckily no one was […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Market welcomes new arrivals

TWO new stands were welcomed to Leongatha’s third farmers market on Saturday morning, with the new calamari stall receiving lots of business. The damp oval meant a reshuffle of location but the car park area at Community College Gippsland and inside stalls all created a good atmosphere. The sun shone but the chilly wind picked […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Dancers dazzle

THE talented young performers from Lisa Pellin dancers wowed audiences in their annual concert on Sunday. The concert ran extremely well and beckoned a full house to the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre for the matinee. Lisa Pellin, head of the South Gippsland dance school, was incredibly proud of all the dancers on the day. […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

College launches walkathon

  THE annual Mary MacKillop College Walkathon fundraising launch was held last Thursday, July 20. The Walkathon will be held on August 8 and is a “great tradition in our college,” deputy principal of Catholic identity and mission John Ryan said. “It incorporates three key elements. Firstly, it is an exercise in awareness raising and […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Salvo’s donations bins abused

WASTEFUL items were dumped outside the Leongatha Salvation Army donation bins by unknown person/s. Empty milk cartons, dirty, smelly clothes, bags full of clothes and spiders, animal urine and poo and broken furniture was dumped at the Salvo donation bins outside Leongatha IGA overnight on Monday, July 17. “It’s so frustrating,” Leongatha Salvation Army volunteer […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Grants give communities opportunities

THE South Gippsland Shire Council handed out more than $188,000 to 36 organisations last Wednesday night in round two of this year’s Community Grants Program. Round two of the 2016-17 Community Grants Program offered funding for projects, equipment, events and planning studies. Mayor councillor Ray Argento congratulated each successful community group for their applications. “Congratulations […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Weather keeps pool numbers down

THE decrease in attendance across the South Gippsland Shire Council’s five outdoor pools has been blamed on poor weather conditions. This season over 59,000 people attended the Foster, Korumburra, Poowong, Toora and Mirboo North pools, compared to 63,000 people last season. Over 10,000 of those visits were due to school swimming programs and carnivals. Mirboo […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Make Wonthaggi streets people friendly

BASS Coast Shire Council’s Cr Les Larke is pushing for greater pedestrian safety in Wonthaggi. For the moment, his sights are set on upgrading the intersection connecting Murray Street, Billson Street and Biggs Drive. However, a long term goal is to see Wonthaggi’s main streets – Graham Street and McBride Avenue – transformed into a […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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