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MP to open office in Leongatha

Office on the way: John Smallman (left) of Mardan, president of the Leongatha branch of The Nationals, with Danny O’Brien, Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, outside Mr O’Brien’s Leongatha office, to open soon.

A POLITICIAN will open the first electorate office in Leongatha since 1970. The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria, Danny O’Brien, last week announced he would open an office in Leongatha to better service the people of South Gippsland. The last MP to have an office in the shire was Sir Herbert Hyland, who was Gippsland […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Kids hunt for dinosaur

Detective Dinosaur: from left, Livia Winkler of Leongatha, Caroline Smart of Carp Productions and Josslyn Winkler of Leongatha at the show Detective Dinosaur at Leongatha Library.

THE quiet of Leongatha Library changed to a riot on Wednesday when a dinosaur show arrived to entertain children during their holidays. The show Detective Dinosaur by Carp Productions featured Detective T Rex searching for a missing Dooyathinkhesaurus. Two performers told the story using costumes and puppets, as well as dance, music and lots of […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Cakes fund Red Cross

Sure to sell: Waratah Red Cross cake team helpers, from left, Merryn Wilde, Marian Potter, Jill Butterfield and Rosemary Livingstone.

A RECORD number of people came to the cake stall held by the Waratah Red Cross on January 10. They came hungry too, buying cakes, biscuits, fresh produce, books and paintings donated by a local artist. Once more it was a great day for friends and visitors to catch up with one another at the […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Turton’s Creek fans defy obstacle

Natural spot: Friends of Turton’s Creek president, Peter Gannon, with his children Fred and Alex at the celebration of the iconic waterway.

NOT even a fallen eucalypt blocking the road could stop more than 50 people attending a Landcare event to celebrate the beauty, history and future plans for Turton’s Creek recently.. The tree had fallen in the morning and blocked traffic in either direction. Undeterred, attendees sat up their deck chairs up on the road around […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Sea Days fun

Activities: Sheri Venables made the most of her visit to Port Welshpool Sea Days, taking part in the come’n’try fishing activities.

HUNDREDS of holiday-makers and locals turned out for the ninth annual Sea Days event despite gale force winds and high temperatures at Port Welshpool. Paul Hamlett, vice president of the Port Welshpool Working Group committee, was delighted with the public response to the event. “The event kicked off on Friday afternoon with a good crowd […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Missing dog returned home

All’s well: Shelley Price is delighted to be reunited with her dog Pepper.

PEPPER was overjoyed to be home. Her owner Shelley Price has the proof. “She was so excited when the guy dropped her off, as you can tell by the scratches on my arm,” she said. Pepper vanished from her Leongatha home on December 23, 2014, dampening Christmas for Shelley and her partner Grant Irvine. The […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Clyde farewells Carinya

Job done: Clyde Paterson is stepping down from his role as secretary/manager at Carinya Lodge Homes, Korumburra.

THE residents of Korumburra’s Carinya Lodge Homes aged care hostel have Clyde Paterson to thank. The secretary/manager of the lodge was responsible for generating cash surpluses that funded capital works projects to improve care to residents. During Mr Paterson’s 12 year tenure in the role, Carinya has been transformed to include: an en suite to […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Selling like hot cakes


VISITORS and locals explored the many stalls on offer at the Inverloch Uniting Church’s car boot sale on Saturday. Toys, household items, plants, cakes and books were among the goods on offer. Children enjoyed face painting and Devonshire teas filled hungry bellies. Selling cakes were church members, from left, Elaine Stott, Merilyn Wilson and Liz […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha SES offers life

Leongatha’s A Team: from left, Leongatha State Emergency Service’s Virginia Hall of Leongatha, Denise Trani of Korumburra, Eileen Cook of Korumburra and Rose Burns of Koonwarra with their new ‘jaws of life’.

LEONGATHA State Emergency Service (SES) has new hydraulic rescue tools – the ‘jaws of life’. The ‘jaws of life’ comprises about 15 pieces of expensive, sophisticated equipment, unit controller Tony Lindhard said. The gear is used to free people who may be trapped underneath something or inside a damaged car. The SES’s province is rescue, […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

150 celebrate at Outtrim

Children celebrate: children Tanner and Byron Walker, Korumburra (front), Kasey and James Sage, Korumburra, Brodie Sawyers, Bena, Noah Furness, Bena, Tash, Katie and Aaron Turton, Korumburra, Jordan and Jemayar Grabham, Korumburra, Paris and Obssa Nicholas, Korumburra (on bike), Zac Grabham, Korumburra and Rohan Treacy, Korumburra had a ball during their New Year camp out at Outtrim last week.

FAMILIES from Korumburra, Bena, Leongatha and Outtrim danced and partied the night away on Wednesday to welcome in the New Year at the Outtrim Recreation Reserve. Carrying on a family tradition spanning more than a decade, some 150 people camped at the local reserve for a few days leading into New Year and enjoyed games […]

January 6th, 2015 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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