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Rocking horses lead lifestyle

BLOCKBUSTER film sets and London theatres could not keep this local away from her home in the rolling, green hills of South Gippsland. Working for a year and a half in the film and theatre industry put Olivia O’Connor off the trail of scenic art and prop-making and into the wooden rocking horse trade. According […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Ship gives Sarah hope

SARAH Hogan is used to helping people. She is the student welfare officer at Foster Primary School, the school nurse at Leongatha Secondary College and an operating theatre nurse at the South Gippsland Hospital. In May, Sarah put all of her amazing experience and skills to use on the Africa Mercy ship, a floating hospital […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Maddie’s vision for a cure

FEW five year old boys can claim to not have slept at home for more than a year. That’s been the reality for Leongatha boy Elliot Vanderland but it has not been a decision of his making. The past 12 months have been challenging for the smiling boy, who has endured two bone marrow transplants […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Chamber to rebadge

LEONGATHA Chamber of Commerce and Industry topped off a busy year of community events, projects and a change of name with a successful annual general meeting at the Leongatha RSL on Monday, July 2. The meeting featured Saputo’s regional operations manager Steven Dyason as guest speaker. The chamber board now comprises 12 members, and includes […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

A hundred houses for ‘Burra

SPURRING a construction boom on the outskirts of Korumburra, a residential development plan of more than 100 lots is up for public consultation. Waiting for eight years for rezoning and regulation changes by the South Gippsland Shire Council, the owner and property developer Vic Properties general manager Livio Cellante said he hoped the next stages […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Snap! It’s sold

A LOCAL real estate agent has been swamped with enquiries for farms for sale in what has been a particularly good selling season in the rural property market. An auction on Friday for 196 acres of cultivation land at 9400 South Gippsland Highway in Ruby saw 70 people in attendance and 49 bids placed for […]

July 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Teens want job security

CAREER options are a priority for local students. Several Leongatha Secondary College students – representing South Gippsland Freeza – attended the Gippsland Regional Assembly on Thursday night. Student Amelia Riseley said there needed to be a greater focus on keeping young people in Gippsland – which could only be achieved with more tertiary education options. […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Ice education breaks through

THE Australian Anti Ice Campaign (AAIC) presented its first Victorian workshop at the Chairo Christian School last Thursday, to students in years 7 to 10. The workshop was funded by the Leongatha and District Community Foundation and chair Rob Bacon said it was important topic for young people. “We were hoping all the secondary schools […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Heppell’s beard raises $50,000

CAPTAIN of the Essendon Football Club and former Leongatha resident Dyson Heppell shaved his beard off to raise funds for scleroderma research on Friday. Mr Heppell, ambassador for Scleroderma Victoria, raised more than $50,000. Scleroderma is an auto-immune disease that has no cure. Mr Heppell’s family has a direct connection to the disease and he […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Shed reno makes way for new members

THIS time last year, members of the Meeniyan Men’s Shed were doubtful the extension to their existing clubroom at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve would come to fruition, due to a funding shortfall. Last Thursday, the extension was officially opened by Victorian Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos, much to the delight of the community. […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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