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Legacy marks 70th changeover

A PILGRIMAGE to the Allied cemeteries of Europe gave former Korumburra resident Greg Leighton the chance to pay tribute to five forebears who gave their lives during World War One. With his partner Jan Millington, Greg laid a remembrance poppy at each headstone, thus fulfilling an undertaking he had promised himself he would make. Greg […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Feast has tastebuds tingling

A MEAL fit for a king had guests blown away at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve on Sunday, as top chefs dished up for the Meeniyan Garlic Festival’s Garlic Feast. Chefs Antony Ellis, Trevor Perkins, both based in Gippsland, and Alejandro Saravia, Gippsland food and beverage ambassador, cooked a delicious lunch of three entrees, a main […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Motorbikes gathering prompt ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ at South Gippsland Historical Automobile Club

CREATIVITY is creeping into the design of makes of modern motorbikes which was evident at a display at the South Gippsland Historical Automobile Club’s February meeting. Leon Watchorn out did himself by organising the largest display to date and the meeting also attracted a full house. Members and their bikes to attend were: Ray Pearson, […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Community | Read More »

AFL umpire to inspire at Leongatha’s Australia Day service

AFL umpire Matt Stevic will inspire as the guest speaker at Leongatha’s Australia Day celebration on January 26. Matt, born and bred in Leongatha, will talk about his rise from boundary umpiring as a 12 year old to umpiring at the Australian Football League grand final. “People will want to know how it feels when […]

January 17th, 2020 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Show celebrates country life

WONTHAGGI was abuzz when the annual Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show took place at the recreation reserve on Saturday and Sunday. Events from equestrian, dog scrambles and art exhibitions to wood chopping were held, with many members of the Wonthaggi and surrounding community enjoying the entertainment. “It’s so multi-faceted, it has a little bit of […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Feat of marriage

THERE’S no secret to 70 years of wedded bliss, according to Pat Rodwell. “We just did not die,” she said, matter of factly. “We’ve had fairly good health, the pair of us. We are just blessed.” Albert quipped: “It’s not often that you meet someone who has been married for 70 years.” Pat and her […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Attention all landlords

  TENANT’S rights are being strengthened as a series of changes to rental law are being rolled out by the Victorian Government. Michelle Smith and team from Elders Real Estate Yarram are making it a priority to inform local landlords and investors of what this will mean for them. “There is a concern that landlords […]

December 10th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Young Frankenstein wins 12 awards

IT was a big night for Leongatha Lyric Theatre at the Gippsland Associated Theatre Awards at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Saturday. With 23 nominations in 20 categories, the company and its members went on to receive 12 most outstanding awards, including the musical theatre categories of production, lead actor–male, lead actor–female, support actor–male, hair […]

December 10th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Samuel Johnson to visit Venus Bay for charity

ACTOR Samuel Johnson is on the road to The Cavity, Venus Bay to remind every mum to be breast cancer aware. He will arrive at the popular restaurant on December 7 at 5.30pm along with ex-AFL players Peter Spider Everitt and Andrejs Everitt. The breast cancer awareness campaign, titled Love Your Sister, started as an […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Toora to celebrate the roaring twenties

TOORA will bring in 2020 with a roaring ’20s themed ball – the town’s first ball in over 31 years. Think flapper dresses, pearls and newsboy caps for this non-optional fancy dress party to be held at the Toora Community Hall on December 31, 7pm. The cabaret fashioned event – a fundraiser for the Toora […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

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