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IGA supports fire brigades

Special dollars: from left, Jonte Arestia, Brandon Berry, Chris Hodges and Michael’s Supa IGA Korumburra store manager, Matthew Hardidge, are only a small part of the huge effort the supermarket makes to support not only the CFA, but the whole community.

FIRE fighting is a community effort and Michael’s Supa IGA more than plays its part in supporting the CFA. The supermarket’s Community Chest process generated funds to the value of $2907.36 in 2015. On Thursday it presented the Korumburra, Loch, Poowong and Kongwak CFAs with a share of these funds which are in addition to […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Grab free devices and save water

Reducing water needs: South Gippsland Water customer service officer Brea Robb with household water saving devices available from South Gippsland Water.

IN the midst of a dry summer, now is a great time to put simple measures in place to save water around the home. Many items are available free of charge from South Gippsland Water. After the lowest spring rainfall on record since the late 1930s, and the combination of little inflow and an increase […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Dental fund refreshed for new school year

Families win: eligible children can receive up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years, through the Federal Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule delivered by Medicare. From left, Dr Tonya Kirk, Nenita, 11, and dental assistant Hannah Gray at Inverloch Family Dental.

SOUTH Gippsland parents have been reminded to take advantage of government funded dental check ups for children before the school year begins. Eligible children aged two to 17 years can receive up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years, through the Federal Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) delivered by Medicare. With the […]

January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

IGA all the way with the CFA

Serving the community: Michael’s Supa IGA Leongatha store manager Chris O’Leary handed over Community Chest funds to personnel from five of the district’s CFA brigades at a gathering at the store on Thursday morning. From left, Chris O’Leary, Leongatha South CFA’s Carly Hurst, Leongatha CFA’s Andrew Kay, Ruby CFA third lieutenant Tom Murdoch, Pound Creek CFA’s Alan Archbold and Ruby CFA’s Andrew Verboon.

WHAT a difference a day makes at IGA. Personnel representing CFA brigades across the district were at Michael’s Supa IGA in Leongatha on Thursday morning to receive cheques from the supermarket’s Community Chest benefits program. Had the handover been scheduled for the day before, with the whole state on high alert with temperatures soaring beyond […]

January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Shop smart for school

Students get ready: from left, sisters Macey Turner, 6 and Kaya Turner, 10 are looking forward to heading back to Leongatha Primary School to start their new school year in grades one and five. 
To make sure they have a smooth start to the school year, they called into Leongatha Nextra Newsagency. The store is well stocked with a great range of school supplies and is offering great specials in the Back to School catalogue sale. 

STUDENTS need look no further than Leongatha Officesmart for everything they need to get back to school. “It is a busy time of year for us and for families with school students,” manager Dean Watchorn said. “Our dedicated staff is more than happy to help get families organised before they go back to school in […]

January 19th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Fun in comfort at libraries

WHETHER you are six or 60, Bass Coast and South Gippsland libraries have something for you this summer. So when boredom strikes, Christmas is a distant dream, and it is 40 degrees outside, take in an event or activity at your local library. For the less technically minded, Leongatha, Korumburra and Poowong libraries are running […]

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

New bar stands out

Choice: patrons in the stylish surrounds at Stage 1 at the Wonthaggi Club on McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi. The decor is calming and provides the perfect setting for enjoying excellent food and beverages.

THE Wonthaggi Club has a bright new look with the new bar Stage 1 all but complete. Stage 1 offers a smart and modern dining environment which is casual but chic. The menu offers a wide range of popular foods including tacos, steak sandwiches, lemon pepper calamari, dips, antipasto, and vegie burgers. There are a […]

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Builder notches up 40 years

Time fllies: from left, owners Ross Considine, Tony Smith and Phillip Johnston marked 40 years for local construction firm Considine and Johnston at the recent break-up before Christmas.

LEONGATHA based firm Considine and Johnston had extra cause for celebration recently when the building company reached its 40th birthday. Celebrations at Ross Considine’s property at Koonwarra were extra big this year when some of the original apprentices returned just before Christmas to mark the occasion. Many of these apprentices have now moved on to […]

January 5th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Marriotts has it all

First response: Tim Marriott of Marriotts MPE with some of the fantastic products available instore now for your firefighting requirements.  He can offer the best in reliable firefighting pumps and knapsacks from a great range of brands.

CLEAN up and protect yourself this summer with help from the friendly staff with expert knowledge at Marriotts Motorcycles and Power Equipment in Leongatha. Tim Marriott and the team can help you clean up with a great range of Stihl brushcutters or take care of some serious situations with Deuscher and Greenfield walk behind slashers. […]

December 30th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Discover Antarctica at Phillip Island

Grand unveiling: from left, Phillip Island Nature Parks chair Jeff Floyd, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Anthony Carbines and Dermot O’Gorman, CEO of WWF-Australia, launch the Antarctic Journey at Phillip Island.

IN AN Australian-first, WWF-Australia and Phillip Island Nature Parks launched a fully-immersive ‘Antarctic Journey’ attraction at Phillip Island last Wednesday, December 23. The new visitor experience is located at the Nobbies Centre and complements the range of visitor experiences at Phillip Island Nature Parks, including the nearby world famous Penguin Parade. The exhibition tells a […]

December 30th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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