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Young and old remember

IT may be 101 years since the end of World War One, but our fallen soldiers continue to march on in our memories. This was the message students from across five local schools delivered at Leongatha’s Remembrance Day service on Monday at the Avenue of Honour, Leongatha Recreation Reserve. Schools that participated included Leongatha Secondary […]

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

Heather dives into channel challenge

Grace Griffith    A GRANDMOTHER of two, formerly of Carrajung, recently swam the English Channel – the body of water separating England from France. At 63, Heather Urie completed one of the most gruelling swims of her life as part of an Australian relay team dubbed the Tenacious Turtles. “I was swimming at the Traralgon […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,Featured,Sport | Read More »

World-class stadium to open its doors in Wonthaggi

BASKETBALLERS, among other sport enthusiasts, are eagerly anticipating the opening of Wonthaggi’s three court, multi-sport stadium which will be ready for play in February 2020. The stadium will provide a new home for the Wonthaggi Basketball Association (WBA), which has more than 500 members and no home facilities. “We will start our domestic season there,” […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Recycling insight: where our waste goes

WHEN Chinese recycling processors restricted their importation of recyclable waste from Australia, the communities of South Gippsland were momentarily uncertain about what that meant for them. Would their recyclables instead be stockpiled or stored in landfill, as some other councils were forced to do? Fortunately the councils of South Gippsland and Bass Coast escaped the […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Fire danger: Venus Bay warned of high risk

Daniel Renfrey   VENUS Bay residents were reminded of the unique fire risks they face at a bushfire exercise on Saturday. The Tarwin Lower CFA ran through plans of action with the community, in the event a bushfire was to start. Venus Bay is at a high risk of bushfire, given it is located on […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

It’s Templeton’s track

Daniel Renfrey   STONY Creek Racing Club has a new track manager for the upcoming season, 48-year-old racing stalwart Michael Templeton of Trafalgar. He has had the role since the start of August, already has the track looking vibrant, and with a renovation to be completed this week, remains proactive. The club is in safe […]

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

Belinda takes Landcare message to Africa

THE message of Landcare will travel from the rolling hills of South Gippsland to the plateaus of Uganda in coming weeks as Australian Landcare International (ALI) volunteer Belinda Brennan prepares to address the Uganda National Landcare Conference. Ms Brennan, who is partnerships and engagement team leader with the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority at Leongatha, […]

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

Meeniyan bakery business rises to the top

THEIR new location is bigger and better, but Pandesal Bakery has maintained their small town feel and quality produce. Now located at 96 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan, the spacious, alluring location – which is a delicate blend of country and industrial – boasts a variety of artesian breads and pastries. Owners Patricia and Stephen Orr vowed […]

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

Stop and smell the roses at the Leongatha Rose Spectacular

THE sight and scent of hundreds of roses will welcome visitors and exhibitors to the 48th annual Leongatha Rose Spectacular. To be held on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, the show promises a great opportunity to view the myriad varieties of roses and to speak with exhibitors and experts alike on all aspects […]

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

Cub anglers catch a big one

BUDDING anglers braved windy conditions to learn how to catch a fish at Inverloch on Sunday – and catch them they did. As part of National Gone Fishing Day, a free fishing clinic was hosted by the Anderson Inlet Angling Club in conjunction with the Victorian Fisheries Authority, and mullet were among the fish landed. […]

October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News,Sport | Read More »

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