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Discovering college: from left, visitor Taylan Loughridge of Loch Primary School and deputy principal Sam Wright at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College on discovery day.

GRADE 5 students visited Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College on Wednesday to experience a day of school at the Leongatha college. College Year 7 and 8 coordinator Tara Cox welcomed 163 pupils from 19 primary schools to discovery day. “Each year Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College looks forward to welcoming the Year 5 students for […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fire station ready for fit out

Almost complete: from left, Ross Considine of builders Considine and Johnston with Leongatha CFA members Peter Atkin, secretary Gary Burns and captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen at Leongatha’s new fire station.

BUILDING firm Considine and Johnston has completed the construction of Leongatha CFA’s new station but there’s still plenty of work to be done on the fit out. Keys to the building have been handed over to corporate CFA in Melbourne so it can prepare for the local fire brigade to move in at the end […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hospital gains a country man

Hand over: Mr Johnson is well acquainted with taking over the reins of large organisations. Gippsland Southern Health Service is in experienced hands.

MARK Johnson, the new CEO of Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) describes taking over the reins of the organisation as a steep learning curve. Getting to know how an organisation works and the people within it interact, is a big part of stepping onto any new job, particularly when the organisation employs 400 people. Mr […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

CSG rebuffed by council

Photo courtesy Shelley Price SJP Studios.

COAL Seam Gas (CSG) protestors were outraged by the South Gippsland Shire Council’s decision not to exempt the shire from CSG mining and exploration on Wednesday. Protestors filled council’s gallery during the ordinary meeting and were disappointed with the outcome. Mayor Cr Jim Fawcett said he would not vote for exemption at this time because […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Open gardens at Jumbunna


Jumbunna is staging open gardens this coming Sunday, October 26, from 10am till 4pm commencing at the Jumbunna Hall. Cost $10 for adults. All the proceeds will go to help cover the high overheads of the Jumbunna Hall where the market is held on the first Sunday of the month as well as hosting other […]

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

St Laurence’s overrun with rats

Play on: from left, Holly Belsar as the Pied Piper, Patrick Johnson as one of the councillors of Hamelin, Audrey Lamers as the mayor’s wife and baker, Jesseme Jarvis.

THERE’S entertainment about to hit a Leongatha school in plague proportions. One hundred rats will help make up the 220 strong cast performing in St Laurence’s production of The Pied Piper, the famous story set several hundred years ago in Germany. Although there are only 30 speaking parts, at some point all 220 of the […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Tonne of help for the Rotary Club

Donation: Rotary Club of Korumburra President George Auddino, left,  accepts the pallet of milk powder from Burra Foods warehouse manager, Peter Fort.

THE Rotary Club of Korumburra is holding its Annual Charity Dinner Auction this Saturday, October 18 at the Italian Social Club in Korumburra, commencing at 6.30pm. The Rotary Club is indebted to the many local businesses that have donated goods or services to help raise funds for the Robyn Holmes Foundation, to support people and […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Janet Iles centenary celebrated

Three generations: from left W.B.M Smith’s great granddaughter, Suzanne Taylor; granddaughter, Janet Taylor and great great granddaughter, Kiana Hadley; in front of the Janet Iles.

MEMORIES came flooding back for the many attending the centenary of the Janet Iles boat at the Port Welshpool Maritime Museum on Saturday, October 11. The Janet Iles revolutionised commencial fishing when she was designed by W.BM Smith in 1914. Max Wood a past president of the museum, recalled how, “As a child there were […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fish Creek opens gardens

Open gardens: Nadia Stefani has organised four open gardens in Fish Creek as a fundraiser for South Gippsland Hospital.

ON Sunday October 19, garden enthusiasts will have the opportunity to visit four special gardens in Fish Creek. The proceeds of these open gardens will go to the South Gippsland Hospital Auxiliary to enable these ladies to purchase much needed equipment for the hospital in Foster. The ladies will also be providing a delicious afternoon […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha icon comes down


    THE former Masonic Hall in Leongatha is now being demolished to make way for a townhouse complex. The building on the corner of Church and Bruce streets is on the edge of Leongatha’s commercial district.

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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