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Pool vision revealed

Here’s hoping: Mirboo North Swimming Pool Committee president Fred Couper (left) discusses the community hub proposal with South Gippsland Shire Cr Don Hill.

THE Mirboo North Swimming Pool Committee has unveiled a plan to help secure the pool’s future. The pool could be part of a broader community hub based around tourism, health and recreation. Committee president Fred Couper informed South Gippsland Shire Council of the plan last Wednesday night. “We feel that it would develop very real […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wind farm changes landscape

Up, up: turbines are being erected quickly at the Bald Hills Wind Farm.

ROB Liley is concerned about how his beloved Walkerville will look once the Bald Hills Wind Farm has been built. While he does not enjoy looking at wind turbines standing up to 135m high across the landscape, Mr Liley believes he will get used to the sight. But he does not want the wind farm […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Stories drive Jessica’s film dreams

Creative mind: former local Jessica Marshall is currently studying a Master of Fine Art, Writing for Performance at NIDA in Sydney.

AFTER several attempts at choosing a career, former South Gippsland Secondary College student Jessica Marshall seems to have found her niche. Jessica is currently completing a Master of Fine Art, Writing for Performance at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Jessica said her journey to NIDA was quite a convoluted one. “After […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Sea level rise disputed

Wet spot: Ken Blackman in Bay Street, Inverloch, where he believes drainage must be improved to address flooding.

MAPPING accuracy was a major concern presented to Bass Coast Shire Council by residents who will potentially be affected by the land subject to inundation overlay (LSIO). The overlay will be applied to areas identified as being at risk of river or coastal flooding. Council maintained no mapping changes were necessary and the overlay – […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Gippsland’s light shines in Glasgow

Sailing: Eleanor Patterson is the world’s best female high jump prospect in decades.

SOUTH Gippsland is well represented at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games: Leongatha school girl sensation Eleanor Paterson who high jumped 1.96 as a 17 year old last year. She is the best female high jump prospect the world has seen in decades. Kaila McKnight, our middle distance Track and Field hope, is also from Leongatha. Kaila […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Take off

Leongatha airfield: South Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, who was involved in the aviation industry, and Woorayl Air Services CEO Barry Foster are hoping Chinese pilots will be trained in South Gippsland.

CHINESE pilots could learn to fly crop dusting planes at Leongatha Aerodrome in a $1 million deal with Woorayl Air Services. The deal could benefit the Leongatha airfield to the tune of $40,000 per pilot. Woorayl Air Services CEO Barry Foster predicted a total of 25 pilots could be trained if the plan proceeded, equating […]

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

AFL star leads Power

Team united: from left, Ross Lovett, Josh Bates, Flynn “Cheezels” Anderson, Jacob Thomas and Rob Ralton enjoyed the challenge Leigh Brown (third left) brought to Wonthaggi Power’s training session on Thursday night.

  WONTHAGGI Power stepped it up at footy training under the coaching of Gippsland Power coach and former AFL premiership player Leigh Brown on Thursday night. Brown kicked off the evening with a football clinic with the Juniors at 4pm, encouraging all players from U/11s and U/13s to bring along a friend for the session. […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

MDU in the spotlight

Chums: Adrian Coulter, James Brayshaw, Tony Blake, Billy Brownless and Joffa Holland were at the reveal of the newly refurbished player’s room and warm up area last Tuesday.

DID you watch The Footy Show on Thursday? If you did, chances are you saw the Meeniyan and Dumbalk United Football Netball Club featured on the show. Last Monday and Tuesday, the player’s room and warm-up area received a makeover courtesy of the show’s Nissan Navara Tough Love campaign. Billy Brownless and James Brayshaw from […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Man trapped

Lucky escape: emergency services managed to extract a man’s leg from the Bobcat before any serious damage was caused.

EMERGENCY services were called to a man with his leg trapped under a Bobcat loader arm in Grantville on Saturday. His leg was jammed between the arm and machine and was crushed significantly. CFA units from Loch, Grantville and Kernot, the San Remo SES and Ambulance Victoria were called to the scene at 3.30pm. The […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mother praises $20m sewerage scheme

Right water: from left, Danny O’Brien and Peter Ryan bring good news to Nyora.

NYORA resident Blyth Meechan believed her 16 year old son contracted mycoplasma encephalitis as a result of poor sanitation in the township. On Friday, she congratulated the Deputy Premier Peter Ryan and authorities present at the formal announcement of the new $20 million sewerage system approved for Nyora, Poowong and Loch. “I am rapt this […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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