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Stories written by tayla

Woman’s fire escape

A LEONGATHA home caught fire on Saturday at 1pm in Horn Street. A 39 year old lady was asleep in bed and awoken by the fire in her bedroom. The smoke detector didn’t go off due to it being outside the bedroom and the door was closed. The lady was awoken by a room full […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

New hope for highball facility

  WONTHAGGI is a step closer to developing a well supported highball stadium. Local basketballers packed the gallery to hear Bass Coast Shire Council rescind its decision not to seek funding opportunities last Wednesday. Wonthaggi Amateur Basketball Association president Cathy Garnham was thrilled with this result. “We are happy that it’s been overturned. Hopefully the […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Not a rubbish tip

TWO single bed mattresses and one double mattress were left abandoned outside Vinnies in Leongatha on Thursday morning. “The state the mattresses were in was absolutely filthy,” volunteer Geoff Hoghton said. “We don’t accept mattresses at all. “We do sell mattresses but we get them in brand new. The items were dumped in a spot […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Prom cruise plan hits turbulence

A TOURISM proposal to show off Wilsons Promontory from the sea has created a stir. Pennicott Wilderness Journeys is proposing to launch a world-class wilderness cruise within Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park. The Tasmanian company wants to launch up to nine cruises a day off the northern end of Norman Beach at Tidal River. The […]

March 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Local teacher invited to attend Premier’s Spirit of Anzac Prize trip

MIRBOO North Secondary College teacher Rose Hill was selected for as one of the teachers to attend the Premier’s Spirit Anzac Prize trip to Darwin and Singapore. Ms Hill is the history co-ordinator at Mirboo North and has always been interested in the topic. “The experience of taking students to another country is a part […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Skaters soar

THE Victorian League grass-roots skate event was held at the Leongatha skate park on Saturday. The skate bowl was packed with people riding BMX bikes, skateboards and scooters. The Skate Park Leagues are community based events focusing on embracing skate park culture and bringing the community together. The new park at Leongatha impressed visitors, with […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Chairo musicians turn heads

  CHAIRO Christian College band entertained the crowd at the South Gippsland Buskers Festival at the Korumburra Show recently. Members of the Leongatha school’s band, Anton Shields, Jonathan Bishop and Toby Gale, performed as a jazz trio, playing Axle F and The Pink Panther. The Worship Band performed Alive in you, Stand by me and […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha show shines

A BIGGER range of motorcycles was a show piece of the bigger and better Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine and Swap Meet on Sunday. An estimated crowd of 1800 turned out for the event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Leongatha at the Leongatha velodrome. Committee members were pleased to see so many cars and motorbikes, […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lyric’s Hairspray in full swing

‘YOU Can’t Stop the Beat’ at the rehearsals for the Lyric Theatre’s Hairspray. The cast is quickly mastering the high energy and physical demands of the 60’s styled dance numbers, for what is going to be a fun and feel good production. Set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Choosing local

  THERE’S a lot to like about locally produced food and goods. That’s the word being spread by the newly formed Prom Coast Food Co-operative that is making it easier for South Gippslanders and visitors to buy locally grown and made food and cleaning products. A group of local farmers, backyard producers, business owners and […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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