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Safety boost for show

Safety first: from left, Bass Coast Agricultural Show Committee members Wayne Loughran and Michael Jones show off the new electrical bollards installed by Bass Coast Shire Council before this year’s show.

JUDGING by the crowds, this year’s Bass Coast Agricultural Show was one of the biggest and best yet. It was also the safest, thanks to some much needed electrical safety upgrades carried out by Bass Coast Shire Council. In the busy time leading up to this year’s show, members of the Bass Coast Agricultural Show […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wonthaggi pays tribute to volunteers

Standout volunteers: Eric and Nola Thorpe of Wonthaggi were named Citizens of the Year at Wonthaggi’s Australia Day event.

  THE Rotary Club of Wonthaggi commemorated citizens who have served the Bass Coast community, at Wonthaggi’s Australia Day celebration. Citizens of the Year were Eric and Nola Thorpe, while Community Service awards were presented to Gwen and Ron Wiggins, and Diane and Alistair Stirton. Foons Photographics, Wonthaggi, received the Business Excellence Award and Craig […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha Preps fit in

Smiles for days: from left, Tayah and Molly got creative at their first day in Prep at Leongatha Primary School on Thursday.

NEW Prep students at Leongatha Primary School settled into their new classrooms immediately when they started on Thursday. Prep coordinator Dot Coglan said the year level of 92 students had a number of transition days to help them start school. “The preps already had three transition days so their first morning was a breeze,” Ms […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha remembers

Guests of honour: from left, South Gippsland Shire Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, Victorian RSL president Major General David McLachlan AO, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, Eastern Region MLC Melina Bath and South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Bob Newton were instrumental in unveiling the Place of Reflection in Leongatha on Sunday.

A NEW honour roll paying tribute to soldiers who served in World War One was opened in Leongatha on Sunday. The Place of Reflection was unveiled at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve, in a rotunda near the Avenue of Honour. The Place of Reflection is a significant landmark for Leongatha’s rich history and the unveiling coincided […]

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Community | Read More »

High achieving Aussies awarded

Eventful year: back, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Bob Newton, and second row, from left, Pat Kuhne, Heather Scott, Mary Baker, Cr Mohya Davies, and front, from left, Meg Edwards, Meg Rogers, Sue Kemp, Peter McAlpine, Kate Lafferty, Lucy Carter and Cara Carter accepted nominations on behalf of their respective organisations for the Event of the Year award.

SIX youngsters from across South Gippsland were nominated for the Youth Community Contribution award at South Gippsland Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards Ceremony at Leongatha Memorial Hall on Wednesday. Gemma Martin of Meeniyan was nominated by Meeniyan Dumbalk United Netball Club for her outstanding community service efforts and her fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation. Leongatha’s […]

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

Sarah set for university

Young academic: Sarah McCahon is busy enrolling in her subjects for a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Melbourne where she will commence study next month.

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College graduate and dux Sarah McCahon reaped the rewards for her academic efforts after getting in to her dream course last week. Ms McCahon received an offer from the University of Melbourne for her top preference, a place in a Bachelor of Science. “I received my offer on Monday, January 18 […]

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

Scouts love tent city

Social scouts: back, from left, Jordan Brown, Ryan Frank, Chloe Simpson and Samuel Evan, and front, from left, Ash Greave and Brayden Greave had a marvellous time attending the Australian Jamboree in New South Wales.

LOCAL Scouts returned to Victoria recently after a 12 day adventure to the 2016 Scout Jamboree near Sydney. Second Leongatha Scouts leader Barry Ferguson took a group of 11 children to Cataract Scout Park in New South Wales to participate in the largest adventurer gathering in the country. “The event is held every three years. […]

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

Models float Allan’s boat

Model maker: Korumburra South’s Allan Odgers held a one day exhibition of his model boats last Tuesday, January 19, which he hoped would increase local interest in the art of model building.

THE Leongatha Table Tennis clubrooms were the perfect setting for a display of scale model boats, built by club member Allan Odgers last Tuesday, January 19. The exhibition attracted around 10 people to see the boats, some travelling from as far as Bass. The models were made from locally sourced wood and were displayed for […]

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

Library becomes stage for show

Laughs in the library: from left, Sophie, Leo, Livia, Caroline Smart, Ollie, Jai, Josslyn and Philip Lindsel at the Leongatha Library Carp Productions performance last Wednesday.

LEONGATHA Library visitors escaped the heat to enjoy a performance by Carp Productions on Wednesday. More than 35 children participated in the one hour show titled Peculiar Pets, performed by actors Caroline Smart and Philip Lindsel from the touring company. The interactive performance gave children an opportunity to sing, dance and play the roles of […]

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

Foster basks in internet fame

Fresh is best: Sulie Maurilli from Bromley’s on Main in Foster with one of the town’s plots, which are planted with edible herbs and vegetables.

A FACEBOOK post about Foster’s edible garden plots was ‘liked’ more than 5500 times and shared almost 3000 times. The post, by Moira Tobin of Malvern said, “When I travel through the small country town of Foster I always need to stop to take photographs of their public spaces. “They are all community vegie patches. […]

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

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