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Debt collection no scam

FORMER customers of the recently closed Network Video in Leongatha have been receiving text messages, ordering them to pay outstanding fines. When the shop closed in March, there were around 800 DVDs not returned and over $30,000 in outstanding late fees. The Star called the debt collection company responsible for sending the messages, Melbourne based […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dam dispute boils

THE family company of South Gippsland Shire Councillor Jeremy Rich may take further legal action against council over a long running dispute. At issue is the Walkerville Retarding Basin off Panoramic Drive, Walkerville. The dam was built in 1988 as part of the drainage scheme for the Promontory Views Estate to capture stormwater and treated […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Teen brutally beaten after football game

LEONGATHA footballer Campbell Riseley was brutally attacked from behind by a Bairnsdale player after the final siren of the Fourths game at Leongatha Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Allegedly, the Bairnsdale player approached 15 year old Campbell, put him in a headlock from behind, threw him to the ground, jumped on him, punched him and then […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Marina mystery

    THE developer of a proposed marina at Mahers Landing at Pound Creek is yet to reveal how many houses will be included in the project, believed to be worth millions of dollars. All the community knows so far is that the development includes a marina with an artificial lake surrounded by 72ha of […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Market moves forward

AFTER a successful first 12 months, the Leongatha Farmers’ Market is looking for a community based committee to continue it into the future. The market, which celebrated its first birthday on Saturday, is currently managed by Community College Gippsland. Tracel Devereux from CCG said they are looking at the next stage of the market’s development. […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Donate blood this week

THE Australian Red Cross Blood Service would like to remind donors the mobile donor centre is now in Leongatha and will be until Friday, June 1. The mobile donor centre is located at Gippsland Southern Health Service on Koonwarra Road. There are still appointments available during this visit for people to book to donate. The […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children celebrate Book Week

ST LAURENCE Primary School students and some teachers participated in Book Week with the theme ‘Find your Treasure’ on Tuesday, May 22, at the Leongatha school. “The theme was set by Book Council and usually I pick my own theme but I liked this one,” library teacher Margaret Gatehouse said. “I chose to go with […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

School upgrades on the way

INVERLOCH-KONGWAK Primary School’s Kongwak campus will be upgraded thanks to a $100,000 allocation from the State Government’s capital works program. The school’s teaching and learning spaces will be replaced or upgraded, to provide modern teaching spaces for the school’s students and staff. Principal Brett Smith said the school is currently undergoing a consultation process with […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Acting up over death

CONVERSATIONS about death and the end of life are not ordinary subject matter for a play but on Wednesday they were part of an enlightening show at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre. Performed by roving theatre troupe Born In A Taxi, Unspoken – what will become of me? sometimes comically, sometimes sadly, followed the […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Railyards plan to be unveiled

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is waiting for draft plans of the rail crossing over South Gippsland Highway in Leongatha to be completed before presenting them to the community. An initial meeting has been held on site to familiarise consultants with the site and community expectations. VicTrack has engaged a construction firm to build the new […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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