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Spooks visit Leongatha family

APPARITIONS, objects that go missing and are never found again, and knocking by an unknown source are common occurrences for the Pitts family. Their home, which they believe was an old miner’s cottage, was moved from Yallourn in the 1970s to Leongatha. Shelley Pitts said her daughter Tayla, husband Danny and herself have been living […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Council backs community projects

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has supported the community by funding 21 projects across the shire to the tune of $237,875. The initiatives were funded in round two of council’s 2018-19 Community Grants Program. Recipients were acknowledged at an awards ceremony last week. Successful applicants were awarded under the categories of minor projects and equipment, festivals […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Historian loved the region he wrote about

NICHOLAS John Murphy died 12 months to the day after his wife of 68 years, Kathleen Murphy. He left the world on June 1, 2019, aged 95, after a short illness. He was buried a year to the day after Kathleen’s burial, following a service at St Laurence O’Toole’s Catholic Church, Leongatha – a church […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Volunteers deliver tourism gold

WHEREVER you wander, sourcing information from locals will always reveal hidden spots and gems that online sites just can’t provide. This is especially true of South Gippsland and there is fantastic tourism information available in Leongatha. Don’t let the name deter you: South Gippsland Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, quality tourism information, seven days a […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lions serve for 50 years

COMMEMORATING half a century of service to the community is a fitting celebration for any local group. That’s why the Lions Club of Leongatha took the opportunity to party at the club’s 50th birthday recently. The club is its 50th year after receiving its charter on October 10, 1968. Nearly 90 people attended a celebration […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fish Creek to star on national TV

WE all know Fish Creek is a special place, but come July 22, so will the rest of Australia. That night, Fish Creek will feature on the ABC television show, Back Roads. The episode, entitled Fish Creek, Victoria – The Storybook Settlement, will screen at 8pm. The town, often bypassed on the way to the […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wind farm fight is on

NEW residents close to a proposed wind farm say they had no idea they were buying properties near OSMI Australia’s 53-turbine project. Yinnar resident Sindy Van Eede, said that under the current plan three turbines would be at a distance of between 1-1.5km from her home, in the plantation forest managed by HVP Plantations. Some […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Toilet ‘officially’ opened

THEY crossed their legs for more than a half a year to wait for public toilets at Leongatha’s bus stop to be re-opened. When the door to the well of relief finally slid open, these community advocates celebrated by holding a mock official opening, complete with a ribbon cutting. The public toilet at the V/Line […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Phone ban just doesn’t ring true

I AM not one of those young teenagers who are forever on the phone, in fact, I’m probably unusual in that I don’t really care for social media platforms. That said, the decision to ban phones from school classrooms was of great interest to me. The reason given for the ban was that it would […]

July 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Aussie girls break poverty cycle

TEENAGERS have pooled their creative talents to help girls in undeveloped countries. Year 11 textile students at Newhaven College made sanitary hygiene kits that will be sent to the girls overseas, during a recent workshop held by Days for Girls. The organisation works with students to create the kits that will enable the girls to […]

July 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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