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Swimmers celebrate season

THE South Gippsland Bass Swim Club held its annual presentation night at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club recently. Around 180 people came together to celebrate the past season. Club president Lorraine Muir started the night with a recap of the club’s success throughout the year.South Gippsland Bass was Swimming Victoria and Swimming Australia’s Club of the Year; […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Remembering the good old days

IT was a big weekend for former footy champions.Past players were invited back to reminisce as Leongatha took on Sale and Inverloch-Kongwak faced new rivals Koo Wee Rup. Leongatha’s 1979 seniors premiership team was remembered as one of the best sides the club has ever fielded, with stars on every line of the ground.Those were […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Lyric’s show will be scarily superb

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre is counting down the days until the opening of its production of Young Frankenstein.The show will open on Friday, July 5 at 8pm, and promises to be an amazing adaptation of Mel Brooks’ funny film.The production will be directed by Daniel Lawrie, who will also play Dr Victor Von Frankenstein, and will […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Jack’s in for the fight of his life

ON Sunday, an Essendon-mad teenager from Leongatha met his hero in the middle of Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. Jack Fisher, 17, was there to toss the coin ahead of the Bombers versus Carlton clash. It was a big moment for him, since he would meet his favourite Essendon player, captain Dyson Heppell, also of Leongatha. […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Councillor’s future at risk

THE embattled South Gippsland Shire Council faces the prospect of losing yet another councillor.Cr Andrew McEwen will face court in relation to the distribution of a council document to a resident, John Zakula of Tarwin Lower.At the time, Mr Zakula and other Tarwin Lower residents were engaged in a legal dispute with council in the […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »


A MAJOR Australian insurance company recently made a series of commercials around an accident prone thrill-seeker they called Captain Risky.If they had done an investigation into the life of Inverloch’s jet ski champion, Joel Barry, they could have saved themselves the trouble of inventing him.Joel is the real life Captain Risky and could easily have […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Rates may not rise

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is considering not increasing rates.Cr Aaron Brown said doing so would cost council $18.5 million in 15 years due to the effect of compounding, even if rate rises resumed at an annual rate of 2.5 percent a year for 15 years afterwards.He warned even if rates rose by less than two […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Police face burnout

THE Victorian Police Association is backing a community call for more police in the region, raising fears about “burnout” of local officers. Despite the call for more cops on the ground, the association is adopting a wait-and-see approach to a push for the Leongatha police station to be manned around the clock. Speaking to The […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sensing a parking problem

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council may install parking sensors along Bair Street to identify vehicles that have been illegally parked for prolonged periods. A council spokesperson said the sensors were designed to “assist with monitoring of car parking overstays within the Leongatha CBD”. “This will be a trial option, with no additional costs to our businesses […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lifesaving club needs major cash injection

WONTHAGGI Surf Lifesaving Club has asked for $300,000 from Bass Coast Shire Council to repair damage at the club after it was hit by a storm.The club, which was torn apart by a freak storm on May 10, has already received $175,000 from the State Government for a temporary facility. Club president Mark Scott made […]

June 4th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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