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Virtual reality helps fight fires

VIRTUAL reality screens and equipment was set up at the Leongatha Fire Station on Sunday, to give volunteers the opportunity to try out the new training technology. The equipment gave volunteers the opportunity to experience what it is like to combat fires in a range of scenarios, particularly beneficial to smaller, isolated brigades. CFA computer […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Respect women, demands MP

BASS MLA Brian Paynter is shining a spotlight on men’s violence against women. Bass Coast’s family violence incident rate is 50 percent higher than the state average. Following the murder of Cowes mother of three Samantha Fraser, Mr Paynter spoke about the prevention of family violence in parliament. Ms Fraser was farewelled by 400 people […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Driver avoids injury

AN 81 year old Berrys Creek woman was transported to Leongatha Hospital for observation after her car left the road and hit a tree last Wednesday. Leading Senior Constable Ian Bruhn from Wonthaggi Police said it appeared the driver lost control of her car on a right hand bend, while travelling along Holmes Road near […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gatha cash chase

LEONGATHA’S peak business group would welcome secretariat support from South Gippsland Shire Council, similar to the service council now provides to the Korumburra Round Table. The newly rebadged Leongatha Business Association, formerly the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has rejected a process now underway by council to gauge the community’s interest in forming a […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Firefighters to help tackle US bushfires

MATT Green of Foster is among three Gippsland firefighters helping to respond to the devastating fires raging along the west coast of the United States of America. The Forest Fire Management Victoria staff will join crews from other Victorian agencies and across Australia and New Zealand to help tackle these fires. David Miralles, based in […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Chairo celebrate 40 years on

LEONGATHA’S Chairo Christian School celebrated 40 years on Saturday. The school hall was transformed into a historical display full of class photos, yearbooks, old readers, student work, memorabilia and decorations. “It was an awesome day,” principal Anthony Collier said. “We had heaps of past students come as well as some of the original founding parents […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Exploring the past at Coal Creek

MORE than 1400 people from across the region and beyond visited Coal Creek Community Park and Museum for the annual Heritage Craft Day on Sunday. The beard competition was held for the second year, with more than double the entries. “It was bigger this year and it’s getting even bigger as we go along,” beard […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teens back families in need

STAFF and students at Korumburra Secondary College had a good reason to not change out of their pyjamas before arriving at school last Thursday. The school held a fundraiser for State Schools’ Relief and for a gold coin donation, students and staff wore onesies, pyjamas or costumes with a Christmas theme. The event included a […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Dancers dazzle at eisteddfod

LEONGATHA was buzzing for three days when more than 700 dancers converged on the town for the South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod’s 9th annual event. As the only dance eisteddfod in the South Gippsland and Bass Coast Shires, the South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod is a mainstay for the competitive dancer’s calendar. South Gippsland Dance Eisteddfod committee […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Korumburra bounds ahead

THE township of Korumburra is booming on the back of the opening of two new businesses and the imminent opening of a new brewery. Hundreds of people from throughout Gippsland and Melbourne have poured in for the opening three weekends of new business The Borough which houses Tamsin’s Table Cakeshop and Udder and Hoe cafe […]

August 7th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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