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Firefighters train for gruelling stair climb

MEMBERS of the Ruby Fire Brigade have begun training at Voyage Fitness in Leongatha ahead of a tough fundraiser in Melbourne this September. Every year around 500 firefighters from across Victoria take part in the Climb for the Kids up the 28 floors of Crown Metropol Hotel wearing 25 kilograms of turnout gear and breathing apparatus. This year, the firefighter’s […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Show a whip cracking success

NEW attractions and free children’s activities helped improve the gate takings at this year’s Foster Show on Saturday. Around 2000 people attended the show, making it one of the most successful in recent years. Foster and District Agricultural Society secretary Roger Nicholson said attractions like Australian whip cracking champion Emiliqua East drew a huge crowd […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Follow the rainbow to cancer fundraiser

INVERLOCH’S Leah Baud is urging South Gippslanders to don colourful attire to raise money for cancer research and awareness. After losing her aunty Pam Doyle in 2016 after a courageous two year battle with lung, liver and bowel cancer, aged just 63, Mrs Baud has initiated the fundraiser Pam’s Rainbow Month. The event began on […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Poowong loves pool party

THE Poowong outdoor pool held a night of family fun at the annual Australia Day eve pool party last Wednesday. The pool has been hosting the event for the last three years and this year the YMCA took over the organising of the event from the local swimming club. The event was a great chance […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

School’s back!

  THE school holidays are over and the school time zones are in force across South Gippsland. Bass Coast Shire Council asked all motorists to observe the 40 km/h speed limit around schools. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said after a six week break it is vital for all motorists to start slowing down around schools […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Perfect day for Regatta

MORE than 40 boats were on show to the public on Friday at Inverloch during the Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta race run by the South Gippsland Yacht Club. All the boats were displayed along the beach for the public to enjoy before the big race started at 2pm. “It’s absolutely amazing; it’s been a fabulous […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Wet weather no deterrent

COLD, wind and rain did not stop the Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show from drawing a huge crowd, held at the Wonthaggi Showgrounds recently. Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show Secretary Rosemary Loughnan said it was a good show, with a massive combined effort and the only enemy was the weather. “Cold, wet and wind can […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Magic excites children at Leongatha Library

MR Tricks the magician delighted more than 80 children and adults alike with almost an hour of magic tricks at the Leongatha Library last Thursday afternoon. Having already performed at other branches of the West Gippsland Regional Library, including Mirboo North, Wonthaggi, Phillip Island and Inverloch, Mr Tricks’ polished act left the audience astounded. “Mr […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Festival fun in Cape Paterson

AROUND 2500 people turned out to enjoy the 10th annual Cape Paterson Family Fun Festival on Saturday. Hosted by the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club, the festival was held at Bay Beach. With 50 stallholders selling a range of delicious foods and incredible handmade products, festival goers were spoilt for choice as they browsed. The live […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Offers please VCE graduates

AFTER sweating out the summer in anticipation, thousands of university hopefuls found out on Wednesday whether they had been accepted into the course of their preference. Former Leongatha Secondary College student Ash McDonald got into Psychological Science at La Trobe University and is hoping to live on campus. Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre offered 129 year […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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