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Kaylah to lead state show

KORUMBURRA Secondary College student Kaylah Thomas is on track to pursuing her dream of becoming a professional singer. The Year 10 student has been chosen to be the principal vocalist in the State School Spectacular 2018 – a showcase of Victoria’s secondary students. “I feel honoured to be part of an experience such as this […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Marathon legend inspires

SPORTING legend and motivational speaker Steve Moneghetti inspired local businesses and community members in Wonthaggi on Tuesday morning, March 6. The Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance held a breakfast at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, where Mr Moneghetti gave his presentation. Mr Moneghetti is one of Australia’s champion marathon runners, and has represented the country […]

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Bass Coast celebrates women’s achievements

THE contributions and successes of women were celebrated during International Women’s Day last Thursday. Women and men from across the Bass Coast shire attended an International Women’s Day breakfast at the Cape Kitchen, Newhaven, to mark the occasion. They were joined by Wonthaggi resident and guest speaker Joanne Hakanson, who spoke about her role as […]

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Gambling losses hit home

OBLEM gambling can result in gamblers losing their homes, as well as not having enough money for everyday essentials. That was the message delivered at a forum held by Gambler’s Help at Leongatha Community House last Wednesday. A small group of attendees heard of the significant losses to poker machines in South Gippsland Shire. In […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Woman walks away from this …and then milks cows

THE wombat came from nowhere and Patricia Ludgate could not swerve to avoid it. The Wonthaggi woman was on her way to work when her vehicle collided with the wombat and then hit a tree on the side of the Bass Highway at Leongatha South recently. The force of the impact crashed the side of […]

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Top class

SOUTH Gippsland schools have hit the mark with some exceptional outcomes from the newly released 2017 NAPLAN results. And one of the big improvers is St Laurence’s Primary School in Leongatha. St Laurence O’Toole Primary School was recognised by the Australian Curriculum Reporting and Assessment Authority as one of the highest performing schools based on […]

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Riding for Elliot

HORSE riders with flair will show off a new sport in South Gippsland while raising money for a Leongatha family in need in April. Team penning is a cattle drafting sport and the newly formed South Gippsland Team Penning association is hosting the Dumbalk Team Penning and Ranch Sorting event on April 7 and 8. […]

March 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Stamp of approval for Celia

BOTANICAL artist Celia Rosser OAM has had her famous banksias immortalised in stamps with Australia Post. The celebration of her work was released on Tuesday, February 20. The Fish Creek resident’s work is renowned. She is the only artist to paint every species of banksia in botanic form. Her work received critical acclaim and gave […]

March 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Parents’ worst nightmare

A PHONECALL from a relative to Leongatha’s Daniel Riccardi saying “there had been a nasty car accident involving members of your family” was the start of a harrowing three weeks for his family. On a normal Saturday afternoon on February 10, Daniel was going about his usual business, running the family’s two shops in Leongatha. […]

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Pools pull crowds

OUTDOOR pool hour restrictions may be responsible for a decline in attendance, but South Gippsland Shire Council said it would not extend or alter hours. Council’s recreational officer Ian Murphy said while numbers were down on last year, a couple of regional pools were experiencing a good season. “As of the end of January, total […]

March 6th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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