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Gippsland preps for 2019 footy season

GIPPSLAND Football Netball League released its 2019 fixture last week. Round one will kick off on April 6. Leongatha and Wonthaggi will both host home games in round one against Maffra and Warragul respectively. The first local derby will be battled out at Wonthaggi’s home ground in round three on April 19. They will meet […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tough conditions for parkrunners

WITH the mercury already exceeding 20 degrees by the 8am start time, it was shorts and singlet tops all round at Koonwarra parkrun. Sultry conditions saw 53 participants form a steamy train of colour along the Great Southern Rail Trail for the 59th event and regular local Leo Argento summed it up nicely; “The going was tough, […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Summer fun at the velodrome

IT was a great summer Friday night for racing and the riders had a fun night of competition. Zoe Reiter had her first night of racing and Tom Fitzgerald had a night where his casual job enabled him to have a race. In the first event of the night – the one lap time trial […]

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Town hits crushing 255 run partnership

FINE centuries to Sahan Perera and Amila Ratnaike have put Leongatha Town in a commanding position against Koonwarra/Leongatha RSL after day one. The pair added 255 runs for the second wicket with opener Perera powering his way to 170 runs which included 22 fours. His partner Ratnaike has now reached almost peak form and scored […]

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Fishing adventure for South Gippsland Specialist School

DURING term four, the Port Welshpool Working Group has been volunteering its time to support students from the South Gippsland Specialist School during a Duke of Education Fishing Program. This is the second successful year the program has been running from the Old Ferry Terminal and the feedback from students and staff involved have been […]

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Boxing a winner for Leongatha

MORE than 400 people packed the Leongatha Memorial Hall on Sunday, December 9 to watch a full bout of matches lasting more than three hours. Hosted by the Corner Inlet Boxing Club the event proved a winner with boxers from throughout Australia converging on the hall to watch some 20 fights and exhibition matches. Lachlan […]

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Lyric tackles childhood anxiety

GO Away Mr Worrythoughts was a book written and illustrated by Nicky Johnston from her experience as a mother of a child with anxiety. A play was then created from the book, and tells of the boy Bayden being crippled by worries, spoken to him by the frightening puppet head Mr Worrythoughts. This scary creature […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Unwanted signs help SES

STATE Emergency Service (SES) units in the electorate of Gippsland South are the beneficiaries of the end of the state election campaign, receiving used election signs from Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien. He has donated the signs to the Leongatha unit of the SES after the end of campaign activities. The large election corflute signs […]

December 11th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Lennie’s story rides again

AGE is no barrier to the energy and vitality of Beryl Ferrier who launched her book Encore Lennie – the story behind the statue at Leongatha RSL Sub-branch on Saturday. Launched to a full house of close and distant relatives of the famous Lennie Gwyther, Beryl Ferrier said she was overwhelmed and pleased to be […]

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New centre eight years in the making

THE new Integrated Primary Care Centre (IPCC) has now been officially opened at the Leongatha Hospital. The initial application for funding was made to the Commonwealth Government back in 2011. This new centre is now home to Leongatha Healthcare’s second premises with its other building in Koonwarra Road remaining as a clinic but the Jeffery […]

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