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Cowes retiree an instant millionaire

  A RETIRED man from Cowes has become a mid-week millionaire after winning a division one prize of $1 million in last week’s Monday and Wednesday Lotto draw. The salt-of-the-earth man was stoked when he got the phone call from Tatts to break the news he’d be having a pretty cruisy retirement here on out. […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Trekkers to conquer 60km

FOUR friends will embark on a 60km trek from Cape Schanck to Point Nepean later this month to raise money to restore the sight of people in indigenous communities and developing countries. Inverloch’s Caroline Allen and Christine Henderson will join with Karen Davis of Kilcunda and former local, Sarah Eggleton, now of Bonbeach, in the […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

$10,000 surprises top mum

  IT WAS not the television crew that made Elizabeth Smith suspicious. It was the fact her family was walking with them. Until she saw her family, Ms Smith thought the TV reporter was there to interview someone else. The Leongatha resident won $10,000 in a national competition to mark Mother’s Day, run by television’s […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Learn heart attack symptoms, says MP

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien is urging people to learn the symptoms of a heart attack after his own health scare on Friday. He was returning home from parliamentary duties in Melbourne when he recognised the symptoms of a serious heart attack. Mr O’Brien was able to divert to Casey Hospital at Berwick and was […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Crash hotspot

  NEW signs will not stop accidents at a dangerous Leongatha South intersection, residents say. Vicroads erected four new crossroads signs on Bass Highway at the crossroad with Leongatha South-Outtrim Road and Roughead Road, after people raised concerns. The intersection has been the site of many crashes, with residents believing more are likely to happen. […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council holds on to stadium hopes

AFTER a new senior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College missed out on crucial state budget funding, the Wonthaggi highball stadium has been left in limbo. Bass Coast Shire Council agreed to partially fund the stadium prior to the release of the state budget. Council allocated $1.5 million in its shared facilities fund in its 2017-18 […]

May 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council to go live

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council plans to broadcast its first meeting via the internet this month. The May 24 meeting will be streamed live to reach out to ratepayers unable to attend the 2pm meeting due to distance or time constraints. Meeting footage will be archived for people to access from council’s website and view at […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

New director joins council

  FAITH Page has leapt straight into setting future directions at South Gippsland Shire Council since joining the executive team recently. Ms Page is the new director of corporate and community services, taking over from Jan Martin who resigned last year due to ill health. Ms Page has worked in financial services, technology operation and […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Child abuse campaigner awarded by hospital

  LEONGATHA’s Dr Bob Birrell OAM was honoured by the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne last Thursday, in recognition of his work in raising the profile of child abuse and neglect. Fifty years ago, Dr Birrell and his police surgeon brother John published two seminal papers describing the features of child physical abuse and advocated […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Supermarket site earmarked

THE future of Nyora has been planned for, with land rezoned for a supermarket and other shops in the future. South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday approved the rezoning of residential land for commercial purposes, setting aside enough land for a possible supermarket. The land to be rezoned is 2-12 Hewson Street and 29-31 Davis […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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