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Heroism goes global from Yarram

YARRAM’S own Matt Langdon has just returned from Michigan, USA, following his twelfth global Hero Round Table – a conference dedicated to discussing heroism and the people performing heroic deeds. Mr Landgon, CEO and founder of the Hero Round Table (HTR), said 17 of the American speakers this year had expressed interest in attending Yarram’s […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Leongatha’s rose show blossoms

DESPITE extreme weather that took a toll on many gardens in the lead up to the Leongatha Rose Spectacular, no flowers on display showed the strain of the recent heat. In fact, the Memorial Hall in Leongatha was a sea of colourful flowers with more than 540 rose entries alone, as well as a large […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Newcomers heed the call to the country

Matt Dunn   THE tree changers are coming. With an enviable lifestyle, open spaces, clean air and a job opportunity for every imaginable trade, our region is becoming the ‘go to’ spot for those keen to get away from the hustle and bustle. One Agency realtor Dean Jones said he was inspired to come to […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Young and old remember

IT may be 101 years since the end of World War One, but our fallen soldiers continue to march on in our memories. This was the message students from across five local schools delivered at Leongatha’s Remembrance Day service on Monday at the Avenue of Honour, Leongatha Recreation Reserve. Schools that participated included Leongatha Secondary […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Heather dives into channel challenge

Grace Griffith    A GRANDMOTHER of two, formerly of Carrajung, recently swam the English Channel – the body of water separating England from France. At 63, Heather Urie completed one of the most gruelling swims of her life as part of an Australian relay team dubbed the Tenacious Turtles. “I was swimming at the Traralgon […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,Featured,Sport | Read More »

World-class stadium to open its doors in Wonthaggi

BASKETBALLERS, among other sport enthusiasts, are eagerly anticipating the opening of Wonthaggi’s three court, multi-sport stadium which will be ready for play in February 2020. The stadium will provide a new home for the Wonthaggi Basketball Association (WBA), which has more than 500 members and no home facilities. “We will start our domestic season there,” […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Recycling insight: where our waste goes

WHEN Chinese recycling processors restricted their importation of recyclable waste from Australia, the communities of South Gippsland were momentarily uncertain about what that meant for them. Would their recyclables instead be stockpiled or stored in landfill, as some other councils were forced to do? Fortunately the councils of South Gippsland and Bass Coast escaped the […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Fire danger: Venus Bay warned of high risk

Daniel Renfrey   VENUS Bay residents were reminded of the unique fire risks they face at a bushfire exercise on Saturday. The Tarwin Lower CFA ran through plans of action with the community, in the event a bushfire was to start. Venus Bay is at a high risk of bushfire, given it is located on […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

It’s Templeton’s track

Daniel Renfrey   STONY Creek Racing Club has a new track manager for the upcoming season, 48-year-old racing stalwart Michael Templeton of Trafalgar. He has had the role since the start of August, already has the track looking vibrant, and with a renovation to be completed this week, remains proactive. The club is in safe […]

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

Belinda takes Landcare message to Africa

THE message of Landcare will travel from the rolling hills of South Gippsland to the plateaus of Uganda in coming weeks as Australian Landcare International (ALI) volunteer Belinda Brennan prepares to address the Uganda National Landcare Conference. Ms Brennan, who is partnerships and engagement team leader with the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority at Leongatha, […]

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

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