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College launches walkathon

  THE annual Mary MacKillop College Walkathon fundraising launch was held last Thursday, July 20. The Walkathon will be held on August 8 and is a “great tradition in our college,” deputy principal of Catholic identity and mission John Ryan said. “It incorporates three key elements. Firstly, it is an exercise in awareness raising and […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Salvo’s donations bins abused

WASTEFUL items were dumped outside the Leongatha Salvation Army donation bins by unknown person/s. Empty milk cartons, dirty, smelly clothes, bags full of clothes and spiders, animal urine and poo and broken furniture was dumped at the Salvo donation bins outside Leongatha IGA overnight on Monday, July 17. “It’s so frustrating,” Leongatha Salvation Army volunteer […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Grants give communities opportunities

THE South Gippsland Shire Council handed out more than $188,000 to 36 organisations last Wednesday night in round two of this year’s Community Grants Program. Round two of the 2016-17 Community Grants Program offered funding for projects, equipment, events and planning studies. Mayor councillor Ray Argento congratulated each successful community group for their applications. “Congratulations […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Make Wonthaggi streets people friendly

BASS Coast Shire Council’s Cr Les Larke is pushing for greater pedestrian safety in Wonthaggi. For the moment, his sights are set on upgrading the intersection connecting Murray Street, Billson Street and Biggs Drive. However, a long term goal is to see Wonthaggi’s main streets – Graham Street and McBride Avenue – transformed into a […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Destination Meeniyan

  A NEW development in Meeniyan has the potential to increase tourism opportunities for the town and broader South Gippsland. Once complete, both the indoor and outdoor areas of the complex are expected to be significant additions to local and regional infrastructure. The complex, already home to the Meeniyan Art Gallery on the corner of […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Festival blooms

LEONGATHA’s iconic Daffodil Festival will be revamped into a bigger and more vibrant community event this year. The town’s  Bair and Lyon streets will be closed for a street festival and market on Saturday, September 2. Festival-goers will enjoy market and food stalls, children’s activities, displays and demonstrations by emergency services, pop-up bars, and music […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Winter without hunger

THE number of people accessing food banks in the region has risen this winter. Sufferer’s income isn’t keeping up with modern day winter expenses. “Coming and accessing the food bank is their way of being able to make their money go that little bit further,” Milpara Community House manager Jenni Keerie said. “Their money is […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Jetty’s long wait nearly over

AFTER more than 15 years since a fire destroyed the Port Welshpool Long Jetty and closed it to the public, work on the jetty’s rehabilitation is expected to start before the end of the month. The tender for the work on the Long Jetty has been approved, with an official announcement on the successful contractor […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Murray’s underwater vision

  WILSON’S Promontory has some of Victoria’s best diving sites and so Foster’s Murray MacDonald wants to promote the area by creating dive trails, complete with their own app. Mr MacDonald said Pillar Point is easily accessible and although it isn’t a marine reserve, the diving is still quite spectacular. While diving in the waters […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Thumbs up for Leongatha NBN

  LEONGATHA has embraced the newly connected National Broadband Network (NBN) with many residents happy with how easy the transition has been. The NBN has been turned on in Leongatha for approximately one month. The new service has turned out to be a great success for most Leongatha and surrounding residents. Carolyn Hall was recently […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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