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Shopping locally creates spin-offs

LOCAL support for the Leongatha Newsagency has kept the business open for over 20 years. “We like to see people shop locally. That’s a win-win situation for everyone,” Peter Watchorn of Leongatha Nextra Newsagency said. “We support lots of local groups in the community. We probably support 15 groups all up including the local schools, […]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Gecko celebrates 10 years

GECKO Studio Gallery opened its doors in Fish Creek on January 8, 2007 after five months of preparation. Founded by Kerry Spokes and Michael Lester, Gecko is now a thriving business in a still relatively small but very much a bustling town. The business started because Kerry found out that John Koenders of Studio Reflections […]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Round table raves over Korumburra

PRESIDENT of the Korumburra Round Table Pee-Wee Lewis is bubbling over with enthusiasm for the future of the town. She said Korumburra’s future has “never looked brighter”. Ms Lewis points to general trends such as growing community participation on the Korumburra Arts Committee, the Station Redevelopment Committee and the Korumburra Business Association, as among the […]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tourism boost

SOUTH Gippsland’s reputation as a tourism destination is growing rapidly, boosted by iconic  attractions such as Wilsons Promontory. Destination towns such as Fish Creek, Meeniyan and Loch have benefitted from rising tourism, Neil Travers of Waratah Hills Winery, Fish Creek, said provide an alternative experience for visitors. “The towns of Tarwin Valley are all experiencing […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Save our town

LEONGATHA’S ailing central business district could be boosted by festivals and the promotion of the town beyond South Gippsland. There are now 19 empty shops within the CBD, with a florist the most recent business to close and some shops remaining empty since being built. The town lost long time home appliance retailer Bi-Rite Electrical […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

MPs put Buffalo on the map

EFFORTS to better highlight Buffalo on the tourist map will be increased after a discussion between local businesses in the village and local Nationals state MPs. The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien and The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, Melina Bath, recently met with Anthony Thornton from the Buffalo Emporium and John Lockwood […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Donation supports patient care

A THIRD $1500 vacuum mattress was donated to the Leongatha Ambulance Service on Thursday morning, November 3. Presented at the Korumburra Ambulance Station, the vacuum mattress was gifted to the service by Heart Support Australia. Like a bean bag, the mattress is enclosed with polystyrene beads. Once in use and the air is sucked out, […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

50 years on St Vincent’s still gives

FOR half a century, the volunteers of St Vincent de Paul Society have been making life easier for South Gippslanders in need. The St Laurence O’Toole Conference of the society marked its 50th anniversary recently. This same year, the society’s centre (opportunity shop) celebrated its 40th anniversary and 20 years of its current location in […]

November 15th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Governor welcomed by Nature Parks

IT’S a long way from Government House to Antarctica, however The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard QC enjoyed a virtual journey to the remote continent as they experienced the exciting new Antarctic Journey attraction at the Nobbies on Tuesday evening (October 17). Phillip Island Nature Parks chair Jeff Floyd […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Halloween fun at Coal Creek

BE ready for spooky fun at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, this Saturday, October 29. Ghouls, monsters and things creepy crawly will take over the park for the annual Halloween event from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Be impressed by free activities, including a fire twirler, Disney villains, Spooktacular, apple bobbing, snake busters, monster bash […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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