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Health service looks ahead

Health benefits: Mel Hibbins, Veronica Jamison and Paul Greenhalgh at the Bass Coast Regional Health AGM last Thursday night.

BASS Coast Regional Health, now known as Bass Coast Health (BCH) held its annual general meeting last Thursday night. Board of management chair, Jeff Bennett said the future of the health service is exciting, particularly since the merger of Bass Coast Regional Health and Bass Coast Community Health Service on July 1 this year. “As […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

First birthday for Leongatha Holden

Come on down: Russell Hemming is urging people to come and take a look at the “Main Event Mega Sale” this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“LOTS of cars are driving around with our number plates,” sales manager Russell Hemming said as he reflected on the first year of Leongatha Holden. “The 12 months have gone really quickly but it’s been a lot of hard work. I am satisfied how it has all gone with above the expected sales for the […]

November 18th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Emporium opens

Up and running: proprietor of the Buffalo Emporium Anthony Thornton decided to open the shop after years of attending the Camberwell Market gave him an interest in all things weird and wonderful.

THE Buffalo Emporium opened on Saturday, without the Buffalo community garage sale. While the weather did not cooperate for the garage sale, plenty of people still came along to check out Buffalo’s newest store. The shop, featuring local handmade furniture, antiques, bric a brac, collectables, clothing, coffee and lots more will be a permanent feature […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

New life for nursing home

Big job ahead: Nancy and Brenton Reeves, and their children (from left) Kynan, Callum, Alistair and Elizabeth are keen to get started on Prom View Lodge’s makeover. It will be turned into a short stay holiday house, aimed at large groups.

THE sale of Prom View Lodge in Toora settled recently, after it was purchased by Melbourne couple Brenton and Nancy Reeves. The Reeves’ plan to develop the building into a short stay holiday house for large groups. “It is going to take a while to get it to where we want it to be. We […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Browns opens in style

Talking farming: from left, Cameron Brown, Mark Reid from Leongatha North, Tom Newton, Maxum Animal Nutrition, and farmer Nick Murphy from Leongatha North chat about the industry.

THE barbecue was sizzling, the customers were drifting in and the day was just right for the launch of the new Browns in Leongatha last Thursday, October 30. Part owner Chris Brown was delighted with the day saying there was a steady stream of customers throughout the day especially during the 11am to 2pm period. […]

November 4th, 2014 | Posted in Business,Rural News | Read More »

Tourism thriving

Simply beautiful: from left, Brent Moran, executive member of Prom Country Regional Tourism; Philip Botte, chair of Prom Country Regional Tourism; Christine Legg, executive officer; Rachel Brown, executive member; and Danielle Todaro, tourism coordinator for council.

PHILIP Botte, chair of Prom Country Regional Tourism was justifiably upbeat at the authority’s Annual General Meeting held in the function room at the Korumburra Railway Station on Thursday night, October 23. It has been another great year of growth for tourism in the region and the authority has played a leading role in developing […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Leongatha sushi shop now open

Friendly faces: from left, sushi chef Shin Nagashima and nephew Youki Innes are excited by the opening of the new sushi shop in Leongatha.

YOUKI’S Japanese Takeaway opened in Leongatha on Tuesday, October 28. The takeaway shop will open its doors at 11am and close at 3pm. It will be open five days a week from Tuesday to Saturday. Storeowners Sayuri and Peter Innes opened their first takeaway shop on Phillip Island eight years ago. They have a second takeaway […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Robbery deflates retail business

Had enough: Graeme O’Connor from Great Southern Outdoors in Leongatha is incensed by the robbery that took place at his store last Tuesday night.

A BRAZEN burglary at Leongatha’s Great Southern Outdoors last Tuesday night has left owner Graeme O’Connor feeling a little bit fed up. According to Mr O’Connor unknown offender(s) forced entry through the front door of the Bair Street premises and took between $10,000 and $15,000 worth of stock. All of the glass cabinets were emptied, […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Back local businesses, back your community

Stay local: South Gippsland Shire Council’s business liaison officer Renae Littlejohn encourages shoppers to shop at small businesses on Support Small Business Day, Saturday, October 4. She is pictured in Leongatha’s commercial strip.

SUPPORT Small Business Day takes place on Saturday, October 4, run by South Gippsland Shire Council and the Victorian Government. “We see it as a real celebration of what’s special about shopping locally, and that is supporting the people that support our community,” council’s business liaison officer Renae Littlejohn said. Ms Littlejohn praised local businesses […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tradeswomen take action

Ready to work: from left, community VCAL coordinator Jo Beasley, Steph Goss, Eliza Woodhams, Fred Foster, Bethany Reggardo and Holly Telfer took on the tradeswomen workshop supported by SALT.

WOMEN took control of the power tools in a tradeswomen workshop at Wonthaggi recently. Led by SALT – standing for Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen – the ladies were given practical experience using basic hand tools and small power tools. The Victorian Government and SALT work to increase women’s participation in non traditional career pathways through […]

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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