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Spooks visit Leongatha family

APPARITIONS, objects that go missing and are never found again, and knocking by an unknown source are common occurrences for the Pitts family. Their home, which they believe was an old miner’s cottage, was moved from Yallourn in the 1970s to Leongatha. Shelley Pitts said her daughter Tayla, husband Danny and herself have been living […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Historian loved the region he wrote about

NICHOLAS John Murphy died 12 months to the day after his wife of 68 years, Kathleen Murphy. He left the world on June 1, 2019, aged 95, after a short illness.He was buried a year to the day after Kathleen’s burial after a service at St Laurence O’Toole’s Catholic Church, Leongatha – a church John […]

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Fish literally jumping on jetty

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Wild weather hits region

EAVY rain and wind gusts of close to 150km/h caused chaos across South Gippsland over the past week.Trees fell across roads and drains were affected, resulting in a busy few days for State Emergency Service volunteers and the staff of South Gippsland and Bass Coast shire councils.Leongatha SES received callouts over the weekend, in addition […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Flood threatens coast

PEOPLE living along the South Gippsland coastline will face a stark choice in the coming decades: move or be washed away. Authors of the recently delivered Victorian Environmental Assessment Council (VEAC) report to the State Government took “a conservative approach” to sea level rise predictions – warning of an 80cm sea level rise by 2100. […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Workers under threat

HEALTHCARE staff have been assaulted and abused on the job, forcing to them to take stress leave – but they’re refusing to cop it anymore.Wonthaggi Hospital staff reported 164 incidents of occupation violence and aggression in the financial years 2016-17 and 2017-18. Figures have not been tallied up for 2018-19, but are believed to have […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Library makes a noise

WEST Gippsland Libraries Corporation is waiving overdue fees for its customers. Never again will a customer be stung a fee for late return of a borrowed item. In addition, library users’ existing fines have been wiped. CEO Leanne Williams said those who need libraries the most – that is, those who can’t afford the cost […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Cheers to lifesaving act

THERE’S been many a punter who has slipped into McCartin’s Hotel in Leongatha over the years for a ‘heart-starter’, though nothing rivals the venue’s latest addition. A life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AED) has been added to the pub’s Bair Street entrance, giving people in Leongatha 24-hour access in case of a medical emergency. Another AED […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Applause for Young Frankenstein

YOUNG Frankenstein is a boisterous crowd-pleaser, filled with laugh out loud double entendres, slapstick and a stellar cast to deliver it all. With my partner, a non-theatre goer, in tow, I was a little apprehensive to attend opening night of Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s musical last Friday. But instead of expected fidgeting, my partner was gripped […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Port toasts new $5m pub

IT’S TAKEN five years for someone to step up, but finally plans are underway for a new pub to be built at Port Albert.In February 2014, history went up in flames when the oldest hotel in Victoria burnt to the ground.Residents and tourists alike were shocked to see the Port Pub, which was established in […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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