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John was loved by many

MEENIYAN icon John Mackie was farewelled by family and friends at one of the biggest funerals South Gippsland has ever seen. Approximately 1000 people are reported to have filled the Meeniyan Hall and spilled out onto the town’s main street on Friday, to farewell the 79 year old. He died as a result of a […]

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

Foster to celebrate 150th birthday

THE new year will mark many milestones for Foster, including 150 years since settlement, and will see many events pack out the town’s calendar. The opening of the Foster Historical Society’s 150-year exhibition will head the celebrations on Saturday, January 18, to be held at the Foster Museum and Crawford Hall. But the most anticipated […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Teens get the phone signal

INDEPENDENT schools will retain mixed policies on students using mobile phones during school hours, as state schools prepare to ban students from using mobiles next year. While Chairo Christian School and Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha now prohibit students from using mobiles during school hours, Newhaven College allows students access to their phones – so […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

From Russia to roses in Korumburra

IT was a leap of faith for Nina Kane, uprooting her entire life in Russia to relocate to Korumburra in March 2018. The move – which saw Nina leave her job as a lawyer, her apartment and everything familiar to her – was so that she could marry the love of her life, Darren Kane. […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Iconic flame tree survives after flight in Leongatha

  RICHARD Lester loves his trees and he could not be happier. The Illawara flame tree he and Thelma Arnup lobbied to save from being chopped is holding up well. The iconic tree was relocated within the site of the Aldi supermarket in Leongatha in 2014, after facing the prospect of being lopped and lost […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Sweet deal for tap water

SWEET Life Café in Leongatha is one of the businesses making it easier for the community to access tap water. As part of the Tap Water Every Day project, a call was put out to local food businesses to support their community’s health, by providing free tap water. Through consultation with local young people, it […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Leongatha loses blood testing lab

GIPPSLAND Southern Health Service CEO Mark Johnson has rejected claims by a whistleblower that a streamlined pathology service would put Leongatha Hospital patients at risk. But a hospital employee, who informed the paper about an external investigation into the workplace culture of the healthcare service, said they believed the loss of a blood testing laboratory […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Heroism goes global from Yarram

YARRAM’S own Matt Langdon has just returned from Michigan, USA, following his twelfth global Hero Round Table – a conference dedicated to discussing heroism and the people performing heroic deeds. Mr Landgon, CEO and founder of the Hero Round Table (HTR), said 17 of the American speakers this year had expressed interest in attending Yarram’s […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Leongatha’s rose show blossoms

DESPITE extreme weather that took a toll on many gardens in the lead up to the Leongatha Rose Spectacular, no flowers on display showed the strain of the recent heat. In fact, the Memorial Hall in Leongatha was a sea of colourful flowers with more than 540 rose entries alone, as well as a large […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Newcomers heed the call to the country

Matt Dunn   THE tree changers are coming. With an enviable lifestyle, open spaces, clean air and a job opportunity for every imaginable trade, our region is becoming the ‘go to’ spot for those keen to get away from the hustle and bustle. One Agency realtor Dean Jones said he was inspired to come to […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

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