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Diamond in the Rough

In 1999, a brash teenager from Leongatha told his teacher he didn’t need to do any homework because he was going to be a champion footballer. If you talk the talk you have to back it up by walking the walk and that’s exactly what Jarryd Roughead did. His retirement from the AFL was played […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Foster Tigers grand final bound

IN a game which went right down to the last 10 minutes, Foster managed to stay composed and oust Stony Creek on Saturday, booking a spot in the grand final. The Tigers came from behind in the last term to kick five goals to one and win by 27 points. Player-coach Brad Rooney was more […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Inverloch-Kongwak rue misses in elimination

IT was a game of missed opportunities for Inverloch-Kongwak on Sunday, paying the price for squandered shots on goal in their elimination final against Koo Wee Rup. The Sea Eagles kicked 3.11 in the first half to the Demons’ 5.3, eventually losing momentum and going down 76-47, bowing out of this year’s finals. “We kicked […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Poowong Magpies fly home

Poowong used strong third and fourth quarters to outlast Nilma Darnum on Saturday. The away side overwhelmed the Bombers with their ball pressure and presence in the contest, racing home to record a 29-point victory and book a qualifying final with Longwarry this week. It was Nilma Darnum who started the most effectively, taking advantage […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Leongatha Parrots soar to second spot against Moe

LEONGATHA have made a statement and flown into the top two after destroying Moe. The Parrots produced a four-quarter effort at home to come away with a 114-point win and send shockwaves through the Gippsland League. Coach Paul Carbis was thrilled with his team’s performance in a game where they wanted to make their presence […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Gippsland umpire Gary Scholz’s gigantic milestone

ONLY four players in VFL-AFL history have reached the 400-game mark, but if you double that milestone you get Gippsland umpire Gary Scholz, who achieved an even more remarkable feat on Saturday. Gary was one of the umpires for the Leongatha game against Moe, officiating his 800th game. He has reached the milestone after 26 […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Foxes, rabbits in Landcare’s sights

THE South Gippsland Landcare Network has started working on a new fox and rabbit control program. Covering 16,000ha of coast and farmland, project planning and works have been underway for six months, with another two years of onground work to come. Fox control will be undertaken through baiting on farmland and public land, with fox […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Jersey chief, Glen Barrett, pursues Chinese market

A FORMER Korumburra man was an instrumental part of a dairy delegation to China to open opportunities for the Jersey breed. China needs 109 million tonnes of dairy to meet current nutritional targets but last year Australia exported only 840,000 tonnes. A recent dairy trade mission to China has identified Jersey as a potential growth […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Curtain raises on local theatre offerings

WHILE the irresistibly loveable Young Frankestein may have come to an end, there is no rest for Leongatha Lyric Theatre as they throw themselves back into preparation for their upcoming production, Jasper Jones. Set against the backdrop of a fictitious mining town in the hot summer of 1965, Jasper Jones follows the repercussions of the […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Take off with a career in aviation

IF you’ve ever dreamt of becoming a pilot, we’ve compiled a few tips to get you gliding along the right path. Before you dismiss the notion, keep in mind there are countless variations of aviation employment including scenic tours, agriculture work such as crop-dusting, private flying and military options. You don’t need to necessarily relocate […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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