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Critical condition

A CAPE Woolamai women remains in a life threatening condition in hospital after a serious collision on the Bass Highway Sunday afternoon, July 16 just after 4.20pm. The 75 year old women coming from Soldiers Road turned on to the Bass Highway when she was struck by a vehicle travelling north along the highway. She […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Spotlight shines on Mesley Hall

THE development of an arts centre in South Gippsland could be investigated as part of the South Gippsland Shire Council’s new arts strategy. The art, culture and creative industry strategy was adopted at the May council meeting. South Gippsland Shire Council manager community strengthening Ned Dennis said council is still interested in seeing how Mesley […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

$4.61 M Bair Street facelift

BAIR Street Leongatha will be enhanced, developed and practical if South Gippsland Shire Council receives the $3.06 million funding it has applied for to add to the $1.55 million council budget. Dates including commencement and completion are dependent on when and if funding is announced. Construction will commence within three to six months of signing […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Jobs threat

FIFTY local jobs could be lost in South Gippsland if the Home and Community Care program is axed. Losing the service would also disrupt the lives 1300 people, who rely on a friendly face helping them to live comfortably and independently at home. South Gippsland Shire Council said no services have been cut yet, but […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Students celebrate NAIDOC

  FOSTER Primary School celebrated NAIDOC Week at the end of term, with the support of parent Kane Horvath and Koorie education support officer Anne Maree Stever. This year NAIDOC Week fell in the school holidays so the school decided to bring the activities forward a week to recognise and acknowledge the time. All week, […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bollywood in the Boo

  AFTER selling almost 200 tickets only 48 hours after opening sales, excited partygoers descended upon the Mirboo North Shire Hall for the annual A Night in The Boo event recently. After great feedback from last year’s event, event organisers Boo Events mixed things up a little this year – Bollywood style. Catered by local chef […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Children master bikes

GRADE 3 and 4 students at St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha have been developing their bike riding skills at school before heading out onto the roads. “We have found that increasing numbers of children either are not confident riders or are not highly skilled at riding bikes,” principal Kate Dourley said. “Therefore before taking […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wonthaggi cub fundraiser fun

WONTHAGGI’S McMahon Reserve was a smorgasbord of family fun on Saturday and included games, face painting, food, market stalls, rides and much more. The event, hosted by Cheryl’s Event Service, was held to raise money to send 13 of Wonthaggi’s cub scouts off to a Victorian Cuboree in October. Cheryl Garner from Cheryl’s Event Service […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Plenty of bounce in Hairspray

HIGHLIGHTS were plentiful at Hairspray’s opening night last Friday with the brilliant cast giving it their all and lighting up the Mesley Hall stage and delighting the audience with a thoroughly cheerful and energetic musical. Young local talent was a highlight of this uplifting production that opened with a bang with the whole cast on stage to […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Mobile black spots covered

MOBILE phone towers will come online in Mount Eccles, Mirboo, Dumbalk North, Outtrim, Trida and Kongwak this year, as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP). Towers will be built in Arawata and Waratah Bay in 2018. Towers at Austins Hill, Dumbalk, Strzelecki and Sandy Point have already been built as part […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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