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Shire shake-up ongoing

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A NEW department and role have come out of the South Gippsland Shire Council’s organisational restructure with the final proposal presented to staff last Tuesday. For the past three weeks council staff have been involved in consultations to discuss the proposed restructure. Council CEO Tim Tamlin said consultation went extremely well. “The major change to […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Step forward for Island tourism

Bass Coast

  DEVELOPMENT for a 20 year tourism strategy for Phillip Island will begin after it received the go ahead from Bass Coast Shire Council at the May meeting. Council adopted the project plan and governance structure and endorsed the consultant brief for the Phillip Island Tourism Strategy 2035 Project. A $150,000 grant was received from […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

As good as winning the Brownlow

High accolade: Barry Charlton, Cheryl Hulls, Amanda Ford and Laura Rowe of Berrys Creek Cheeses were honoured to be there for the awards night where they scooped the top industry award in Australia.

BERRY’S Creek Cheese owner, Barry Charlton, describes his latest awards as the equivalent to winning football’s Brownlow Medal. For Barry and his partner Cheryl Hulls it is only just sinking in that they’ve just won the highest honour in Australia for cheese. Recently they won the Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s (DIAA) most outstanding exhibit […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Pippin packs a punch

Hooray: Cape Paterson’s Will Hanley, was without a doubt the standout as the Leading Player in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s latest big musical Pippin that opened in Wonthaggi on Saturday night. He is pictured with front from left Phillip’s Island’s Jazzmine Kaye as grandmother Berthe, Inverloch’s Tim Gesell as King Charles, Kerryn Lockhart, stepmother Fastrada, , Cody Nelson as  Lewis, Pippin’s half brother, and player Wonthaggi’s Anthea Donohue.

PIPPIN burst onto the Wonthaggi stage on Saturday night delighting the opening night audience with a feast of music, dance brilliant costumes, sets and effects in one magical blockbuster package.   Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) has staged some award winning shows and no doubt about it this is another winner for director Karen Milkins Hendry […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Duplicate or slow down

We want action: from left, Lang Lang’s Laura Ellett and Poowong’s Krystal Clark want to see the South Gippsland Highway between Leongatha and Lang Lang developed into a dual highway. VicRoads recently installed a traffic counter on the road outside Ms Ellett’s property.

RESIDENTS are fighting for a dual highway from Leongatha to Lang Lang along the South Gippsland Highway. Many locals are fed up with impatient drivers speeding along the highway and compromising the safety of fellow motorists. “They go through the highway like it’s a speedway,” Lang Lang’s Laura Ellett said. Ms Ellett is particularly fearful […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Leongatha businesses brace for massive disruption

No parking: from left, Colin King and Michelle Young whose business environment will change once the Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route, resulting in the loss of six of the three shop’s 18 car parks, runs past their front doors.

BUSINESS owners near the intersection of the Strzelecki Highway and Long Street, Leongatha are alarmed at the impact the Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route will inflict on their viability. The Leongatha Heavy Vehicle Alternate Route has been planned over an extended period of time in consultation with the community and business owners. Darryl McGannon the principal […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

LDNA celebrates 50 years in style

Life membership: this award was a total surprise for Maria Evison. She has given over 20 year’s of service to the LDNA. Maria is pictured, centre, with Pat Kuhne and Julie Grant, president, LDNA.

LEONGATHA and District Netball Association celebrated its 50 years on the weekend with beautiful sunny weather and loads of highlights. According to one of the organisers, Pat Kuhne, the weather was just unbelievable. Opening proceedings was Saturday’s round of netball with cars and people filling the courts for action packed competition. After the games was […]

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

Sun shone for 15th expo

Star models : dressed to impress in stunning  wedding gowns from Maria Maraone Couture in Wonthaggi and Panthers Mensland were The Great Southern Star Wedding Expo models Brittany Watters, Phillip Island,   Jackson Patterson, Leongatha, Star owner Tony Giles, Jo Le Page, Wonthaggi, Kaj Patterson, Leongatha and Jamie Vuyst, Wonthaggi who took to the catwalk on Sunday at the Memorial Hall in Leongatha.

STUNNING bridal gowns, wedding fashion, flowers, cakes, photographers, venues and everything you could ever want for your big day was on show at The Star wedding expo at the Memorial Hall in Leongatha on Sunday. Glorious warm weather attracted a good crowd to the expo and those who stayed on for the fabulous fashion parade […]

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

Newhaven College dazzles

Outdoor education: from left, Newhaven Students Oscar Waters, Alice Waters and Flynn Perry with maths/science teacher and Year 8 coordinator Melinda Kelly, physical education teacher Sue Mitchell and Outdoor Education teacher Stewart Bathgate.

NEWHAVEN College looked its best on Open Day as Saturday’s beautiful weather took everyone by surprise. College principal Gea Lovell was delighted with the turnout of visitors to the school describing the day as a huge success. She said the school was inundated with prospective parents showing genuine interest. The staff and 40 student guides […]

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

No funding budge for school

Help us: Bass MLA Brian Paynter (second left) and Shadow Minister for Education Nick Wakeling (far right) toured Wonthaggi Secondary College with campus principal Darren Parker (far left) and principal Garry Dennis (second right) and have said they will continue to push to fund a new education precinct in Wonthaggi.

WONTHAGGI Secondary College’s (WSC) plea for funding was ignored in the recent state budget. The school has been fighting for funding to begin works on an education precinct in McKenzie Street. Prior to the 2014 election, the Coalition Government raised a plan to fund the relocation of the secondary college on a larger scale and […]

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

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