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New CFA station officially opens

New station: Leongatha CFA secretary Gary Burns reveals the new CFA building located on Bair Street, which officially started operating last Tuesday (January 13).

AFTER 13 years of waiting, the new Leongatha CFA station is now open. The station has been fully operational since last Tuesday (January 13). CFA members helped moved the last of their equipment – including the trucks – into the station last Tuesday night. “The move went well,” Leongatha CFA captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen said. “We’ve […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Swimmers locked out of pools

Let us in: Jacob, Nic and Bailey Fowles showed their disappointment after the Korumburra pool was closed again last Thursday.

THREE South Gippsland pools have been open for just 19 of the 53 days of the season, sparking community concerns about low attendances threatening the security of pools’ futures. Pools at Mirboo North, Poowong and Korumburra have been open to the public for just 19 days. Out of a possible 32 days, Foster’s pool has […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Jeff named Bass Coast’s top citizen

Great citizen: Jeff Nottle was named 2015 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at a ceremony in Wonthaggi last Wednesday. He is pictured with 2014 citizen of the year Barbara Oates (left) and Bass Coast Shire Council mayor Cr Kimberley Brown at the Australia Day awards at the Civic Centre Council Chambers, Wonthaggi.

BASS Coast Shire Council announced Jeff Nottle of Newhaven as the 2015 Bass Coast Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards presentation on Wednesday night. Mayor Cr Kimberley Brown and 2014 citizen of the year Barbara Oates made presentations to nominees and award winners in a ceremony at the Civic Centre Council Chambers […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Cupcakes beat cancer

Food for a cause: Sheila and Andrew Downey with some of the cupcakes they bake and give in return for donations to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

EVERYONE knows that walking is good for one’s health but an Inverloch woman is proving cupcakes also have their medical benefits. In fact, Sheila Downey is combining walking and cupcakes to raise money for the fight against women’s cancers. She, her husband Andrew and their eldest daughter Catherine are taking part in The 2015 Weekend […]

January 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Geeks get together

Winners: Ayla Hay from Yarram and Robert Serafino from Leongatha took out the best dressed (adult) at the inaugural Geekfest, held at Coal Creek in Korumburra on Saturday.

THE inaugural Gippsland Geekfest was held at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum in Korumburra on Saturday, drawing hundreds of visitors. Best dressed competitions, medieval displays, workshops and guest speakers, Minecraft sessions, role-playing sessions, gaming and Steam Punk demonstrations were just some of the day’s highlights. Coal Creek site coordinator Rowena Ashley said this year’s […]

January 19th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Inverloch pathway plan revealed

Vision unveiled: the concept for a shared pathway along Surf Parade at Inverloch, as revealed by Bass Coast Shire Council last week.

BASS Coast Shire Council has revealed the concept plans for the shared pathway along Surf Parade in Inverloch. Council’s acting general manager infrastructure, Cohen Van Der Velde, said the planning and design for the project had progressed, as well as the integration of improved traffic controls. “This is a very important project for both residents […]

January 19th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Leongatha man charged

History gone: flames engulf the historic Port Albert Hotel in February last year.

A LEONGATHA man has been charged in relation to a fire that destroyed the historic Port Albert Hotel on February 17, 2014. Detectives from the Wellington Criminal Investigation Unit at Sale arrested the 68 year old man at a property in Callaway Crescent, Leongatha this morning. The man was interviewed and released pending summons. The investigation […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Speed shock

Watchful eye: from left, Bass Coast Highway Patrol’s Acting Sergeant Allan Piening and Senior Constable Justin Morrison will be maintaining a strong presence on local roads to reduce speeding in 2015.

POLICE were shocked by a driver clocking 162 km/h in a 100 km/h zone over the busy holiday period. The 25 year old man from the Northern Territory told police he had just put his foot down and was unlucky the police were travelling in the opposite direction. He was driving along the Bass Highway […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fires strike

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LIGHTNING caused upheaval throughout South Gippsland last week, hurting firefighters, igniting fires and affecting internet, telephone and electricity services. A bolt of lightning gave three Leongatha firefighters a nasty shock during a storm on Wednesday night. They were fighting a tree and scrub fire at Leongatha North when lightning hit a tree at 10pm. The […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Car lovers meet

Swap meet: event volunteers from left, George Gardner, Robin Williams, Aileen Clark and Albert Jolly of the South Gippsland branch of Gippsland Historical Automobile Club at the Korumburra Swap Meet.

ENTHUSIASTS of cars and all things mechanical gathered at Korumburra Showgrounds on Sunday for the 32nd annual Swap Meet and Vintage and Classic Car Display. Many vintage or special cars were for sale, as well as parts, stationary engines, farm machinery and anything mechanical. Stallholders also offered other types of antiques, toys, books and more. […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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