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Volunteers back Red Cross

AN information session for the Red Cross Emergency Services was held in Leongatha on Sunday afternoon. With volunteer members of the organisation choosing to retire, the Red Cross is working hard to build up numbers in the local area. Recruitment campaigns have been held in the South Gippsland, Bass Coast, Latrobe, Baw Baw and East […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Market shines in Leongatha

THE sun beamed down on another beautiful Leongatha Farmers’ Market on Saturday. Coordinators of the market have merged the farmers’ market and the craft market, which allowed market goers to access 33 varying stalls in one convenient space. Julie Curtis – one of the market coordinators – said the merge had worked well. The food […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children dance for school’s benefit

LEONGATHA Primary School held a disco fundraiser for all Prep to Grade 6 students on Friday. Principal Dot Coghlan said, “The parents’ fundraiser is something fun for the children to look forward to.” Children bought glow sticks and an icy pole, with all funds going towards school maintenance. “These events help with things such as […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lennie’s tale inspires

THE history of Lennie Gwyther has transformed the profile of Leongatha. For three years, the Lennie Gwyther Statue Committee worked hard to bring the story to life in the town. A statue of Lennie and his horse Ginger Mick was unveiled in Leongatha last October, and committee member Glenn Wright said there is still more […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bass Coast artists star in Iceland

LOCAL artists went global recently, with some of their artworks featured in galleries in Iceland. Intraliminal – a collective of artists in Bass Coast initiated by sibling team Shasta Stevic and Caigan Meade – were invited to hold an exhibition as part of the Skammdegi Festival in Northern Iceland. The exhibition featured work and music […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

New mountain trail to open

SOUTH Gippsland will have new tourism attraction that will cement the region’s reputation as a walking destination. The Hoddle Mountain Trail will open at Fish Creek after South Gippsland Shire Council last Thursday voted to open part of Fish Creek Quarry Road for public use as part of the 17km trail. The decision was not […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

The Web of fact or fiction

THE dangers of our global fixation with the world wide web were laid bare at the opening night of Foster theatre company FAMDA’S The Web on Friday. If you think it is safe leaving your children for hours on end on their computer screens without supervision, maybe you’d better think again! A whodunit for the […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Hundreds pay respects in Leongatha

LARGE crowds attended Leongatha’s Anzac Day ceremonies last Thursday, with the dawn service attracting a crowd of at least 400. The march and 11am service also drew large numbers, more than in previous years. Leongatha RSL Sub-branch president Ken Wanklyn said Anzac Day was a chance to reflect on the sacrifice made by young men […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Water restrictions tighten

STAGE three water restrictions will be activated for Korumburra from this Thursday, May 3. Stage three restrictions aim to communicate that water storage levels are ‘just enough’ given the current climatic conditions. South Gippsland Water managing director Philippe du Plessis said, “With Korumburra’s reservoirs now sitting at 38 percent (as at Monday, April 30) the […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chamber rejects Leongatha group

LEONGATHA’S peak business group remains opposed to the prospect of a new community group for Leongatha being driven by South Gippsland Shire Council. Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Brenton Williams said the chamber had rejected the possibilty of a round table-type group for the town. He was disappointed council last Thursday voted to […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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