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Cr Don Hill is mayor

Cr Don Hill is the new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council and Cr Alyson Skinner is deputy, after the mayoral election was held this afternoon. Cr Hill won by one vote ahead of challenger Cr Aaron Brown in a second vote. Cr Ray Argento, who was also a candidate, was defeated in the first vote, receiving […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Crafted creativity in Glen Alvie

AFTER winding through the green hills of Glen Alvie, in a nook on the edge of another hill lays a treasure of rose gardens and quilts. At the open garden event over the weekend at Patchwork Maze, visitors were welcomed by an outdoor gallery of quilts hanging on lines along the path into a home […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Author wins $60,000 prize

SOUTH Gippsland author and illustrator Alison Lester has won a $60,000 prize for her remarkable contribution to literature. Ms Lester, who has a shop and gallery at Fish Creek, was awarded the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2018 and is the first children’s author to win it. The award recognises a Victorian author whose body of […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Moustaches back men’s health

BASS Coast Health (BCH) is joining the ranks of supporters raising money for men’s health by participating in Movember this November. The ‘Basstaches’, a team of BCH male staff, are competing to have the bragging rights for the best moustache by the end of the month and are seeking donations for their team. Team captain […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Couple to conquer 297m tower

A LEONGATHA couple will race to the top of the Melbourne’s tallest building. Scott Hillis and Tiffany Van Horick will take part in the 11th annual Eureka Stair Climb on Sunday, November 25. They will scale 1642 steps, or 88 floors, to the Eureka Skydeck at the top of the 297m Eureka Tower, and raise […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Round Table serves a treat

THE Borough in Korumburra was bursting at the seams with a community celebrating the excitement for plans to revitalise the town last Wednesday. The Korumburra Round Table hosted a celebration of local food and hospitality along with displays outlining the Korumburra Community Hub and Streetscape Revitalisation plan. The event was a resounding success as more […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Viplus Dairy donates to school

THE Viplus Dairy factory welcomed Toora Primary School students and a 20 strong Chinese delegation to celebrate Viplus’ $5000 donation ceremony last Thursday. The sum was the same as the company’s donation to the school last year, with school council president Tara Hollier noting the funds would benefit the school reading program and implementation of […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Voters have their say

GIPPSLAND South is likely to see The Nationals’ MP Danny O’Brien re-elected in this Saturday’s state election, but the contest for Bass will be tighter. The State Government has splashed funding commitments in Bass in a bid to wrest the seat from the Liberals’ Brian Paynter, who holds the seat by a margin of 4.6 […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Volunteers thanked for magnificent reserve

LEONGATHA’S proud sporting history starts with its exemplary sports hub. The Leongatha Recreation Reserve has been well maintained by its committee of volunteers for many years and services an abundance of sport and community groups. These clubs include the tennis, croquet, football, cricket, table tennis, golf, small bore, little athletics, umpires association, netball, basketball, swimming, […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Inverloch reflects on Armistice Day

REMEMBRANCE Day in Inverloch was attended by many hundreds of people for the sole purpose of remembering those who have fallen in conflict and the ending of the hostilities of  World War One. The service at the Inverloch cenotaph, which had been adorned with red poppies, each individually hand made by local volunteers, was led […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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