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Teens get the phone signal

INDEPENDENT schools will retain mixed policies on students using mobile phones during school hours, as state schools prepare to ban students from using mobiles next year. While Chairo Christian School and Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha now prohibit students from using mobiles during school hours, Newhaven College allows students access to their phones – so […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Joel Barry, king of the waves

Daniel Renfrey     INVERLOCH’s Joel Barry is on top of the globe after defending his world title crown. The aerial jet skier was declared the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour winner last week, his second world championship on the trot. The feat follows the 25-year-old’s recovery from a jet ski accident at Inverloch in […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

Strange weather signals climate emergency

Grace Griffith CRACKS of thunder punctuated the message delivered by climate activists in Leongatha recently: extreme weather conditions are a result of global warming and they are on the rise. Earlier that same day, temperatures swelled to over 35°C in Leongatha before taking a dramatic, icy turn. By the late afternoon, we had a small […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Gill does Gatha proud in basketball

Daniel Renfrey   TO represent your state after playing a sport for just five years is a remarkable achievement by anyone’s standards and Leongatha’s Lara Gill will do just that in 2020. The 12-year-old Leongatha Lightning star was recently selected to represent Vic Country in the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup in New South Wales […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fundraiser sends a spark through LDNA

The Diamond Tea fundraiser, held by the Leongatha and District Netball Association recently, was a big success. Led by LDNA life member Pat Kuhne, over 200 guests attended the high tea function to raise much-needed funds for the LDNA court redevelopment and the Gippsland Southern Health Service Oncology Department. Guest Speaker Kelly Cartwright OAM, Australian […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Sam’s selection looms large

Daniel Renfrey   THE AFL Draft is just over a week away now and Fish Creek’s Sam Flanders is working to contain his excitement in the lead up. The 18-year-old has just finished Year 12 exams and is currently in Perth with his brother and other potential draft picks from the Gippsland Power, taking time […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Industry thrives in Burra

THE Korumburra Industrial Estate may be the town’s manufacturing and wholesaling heart, but Noelene Cosson says many things have contributed to the Burra’s business success. Key among them is a supportive local council, a can-do attitude in the estate itself and retail precinct that is beginning to kick goals. Noelene, whose dairy equipment wholesaling business […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Scholarship keeps rural dream alive

HANNAH Thorson has gone to the city to learn more about agriculture but her heart remains in South Gippsland. Thanks to receiving Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s 2017 Bill Pyle Tertiary Scholarship to support her Bachelor of Agricultural Science study at La Trobe University, Hannah has been able to bring her new knowledge back to the farm […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Earthy artists exhibit at Fish Creek

THE delicate beauty of nature will be on display at Fish Creek’s Gecko Studio Gallery during a joint exhibition this month. Sarah Dingwall’s flame worked glass and sculpture pieces will feature alongside the pigment ink pen work and gold lead on cotton rag paper pieces of Emma Morgan’s. Titled Understory, the display will run from […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

From Russia to roses in Korumburra

IT was a leap of faith for Nina Kane, uprooting her entire life in Russia to relocate to Korumburra in March 2018. The move – which saw Nina leave her job as a lawyer, her apartment and everything familiar to her – was so that she could marry the love of her life, Darren Kane. […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

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