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Crightons Hill claims another driver

EMERGENCY services responded to two car accidents in South Gippsland last week. Leongatha Police attended an accident at Crightons Hill on the Strzelecki Highway, Leongatha on Wednesday morning. A 40 year old Korumburra man lost control of his car on the way to Mirboo North around 10.40am. Police said the driver crossed over the right […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wind farm study to cost council $33,600

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is proposing to spend $33,600 on an independent assessment of noise produced by the turbines at Bald Hills Wind Farm. A report before the February 28 council meeting recommends councillors approve the appointment of consultants James C. Smith and Associates to undertake an investigation detailed in a confidential plan. The action […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cannabis captured

A RESIDENTIAL home in Leongatha was raided last Tuesday, February 13 when police seized a crop of marijuana. Leongatha and Wonthaggi Police attended the Shingler Street address around 9am with a warrant to seize the drugs. Bass Coast Criminal Investigation Unit said hydroponically grown plants were found on the property and people did appear to […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Garlic hit

THOUSANDS gathered together to enjoy gastronomic delights and a family fun fare at the Meeniyan Garlic Festival on Saturday. Almost 7000 people descended on Meeniyan Recreation Reserve for the festival’s second year, which boasted celebrity cooking demonstrations, local producers and market stalls to get all tongues salivating. Over 30 percent of patrons travelled down from […]

February 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

School recognises leaders

LEONGATHA Primary School’s captains and leadership students were presented with their official badges at assembly on Friday. The students were honoured in a special presentation with guest speaker Tim Furlong visiting the campus for the occasion. A former Leongatha Primary School student, Mr Furlong now works as a general and transplant surgeon at the Royal […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Students to learn cyber safety

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College is taking steps to ensure its students are safe online by educating all year levels and parents on cyber-bullying this term. Author of Sexts, Texts and Selfies and public speaker, Susan McLean, will be visiting the Horn Street campus next Wednesday (February 21) to present a workshop to the senior […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Italian Festa draws crowds

UP TO 13,000 people gathered in Mirboo North for the Italian Festa on Sunday. More than 40 food stalls offered a tremendous variety of cuisine and there were some 70 market and produce stores for people to enjoy. Event organiser Rosie Romano said the day was fantastic. “We were absolutely overwhelmed with the crowd. It […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Council inspires future leaders

BASS Coast’s brightest young leaders met with council’s top representatives to discuss their future ambitions at the annual Young Leaders Workshop last Tuesday, February 6. Twenty-four students, two representatives from Grade 6 and two from Year 12, were elected from schools across Bass Coast as delegates at the Wonthaggi workshop in collaboration with YLab. “At […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Korumburra Show results

EXHIBIT PAVILION    2018   TROPHIES/AWARDS/PRIZES  SECTION  T.          FARM and GARDEN PRODUCE MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR TROPHY donated by Mr Frank Kurrle Max Griggs BEST EXHIBIT from Classes 1 – 29. Vegetables. Trophy donated by Rick’s Hairdressers, Korumburra Krista Evans BEST EXHIBIT from Classes 30 – 43. Fruit. Trophy donated by Rick’s Hairdressers, Korumburra Geoff Trease Class […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

New owner plans expansion

NEW owner of Leongatha Ford, Leongatha Mitsubishi, Leongatha Honda and Leongatha Toyota, Warren Stewart, aims to grow the business during his time. Mr Stewart purchased Wonthaggi Toyota and Holden in August, and since then has kept all current staff and employed five new staff. “We’re planning on growing Leongatha but also keeping all of the […]

February 13th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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