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Botanical artist’s story told

Book signing: Celia Rosser signs Carolyn Landon’s own copy of the florilegium The Banksias Volume 1, a 25 year-long project where Mrs Rosser painted every species of banksia.

CAROLYN Landon is an extraordinary woman to say the least, certainly one worth writing memoirs about. Mrs Landon is passionate about recounting stories, having forged a successful career in writing biographies and memoirs of seemingly ordinary Australians who have lived extraordinary lives. Her latest work, Banksia Lady explores the life and triumph of Celia Rosser, […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Basketballers shoot for courts

Facility upgrade required: from left, Bass MLA Brian Paynter and Shadow Sport Minister Damian Drum visit the Wonthaggi basketball court with Wonthaggi Basketball Association president Ross Bramley. A larger facility is needed to promote basketball – and other sports – in the area.

YOUNG athletes want better indoor sports facilities in Wonthaggi. Shadow Sports Minister Damian Drum and Bass MLA Brian Paynter visited the Wonthaggi basketball court recently to learn their concerns. The court at Wonthaggi North Primary School is home to the Wonthaggi Coasters – the Under 14 girls’ basketball team who won the Victorian Country Championships […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Let us entertain you

Is it love: Herbie (Brad Beach) is a travelling salesman vying for the long term commitment of partner Rose (Elly Poletti) in Gypsy.

GYPSY is hitting the stage at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall this Friday night (July 3). After months of rehearsing and preparing, the elements will come together to deliver a truly enthralling show to its audience. Directed by the highly regarded Colin Mitchell and starring the incredibly talented Elly Poletti, Gypsy promises to be a spectacular show […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Road woes

Under scrutiny: from left, Shadow Agriculture and Water Minister and Leader of the Nationals Peter Walsh, Nationals’ Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath and Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien are appalled by the state of South Gippsland’s road and will strive to see them fixed.

CRUMBLING roads in South Gippsland have been brought to the attention of The Nationals. The negative impact poor roads are having on the region’s agriculture was highlighted when Peter Walsh, Shadow Agriculture and Water Minister and Leader of the National, toured South Gippsland. Mr Walsh, who was joined by Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien and […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dumbalk dials up

Covering the community: front, second from left, deputy mayor for South Gippsland Shire Council Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent and Adrian Harris, a long term supporter of the project, with community supporters at Dumbalk Community Centre.

MEMBERS of the Dumbalk community are elated by the prospect of improved mobile phone service in the area. State and Federal governments have announced a major project to construct 109 new mobile towers across regional Victoria over the next three years under the Mobile Black Spot Program. The project will see 14 new towers erected […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Homeowners face $71 rate hike

South Gippsland Shire Logo

  RESIDENTIAL ratepayers in South Gippsland Shire will pay an average of $71.21 extra in rates next financial year. Commercial rates will increase by an average of $223.19 and industrial rates will climb by $567.47. Farm rates, on the other hand, will increase by average of $24.11. The average rate rise is 4.9 per cent. […]

June 30th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lions dance with elegance

All together: having a fun time at the Stony Creek Football Netball Club Mid-Year Ball on Saturday were, back, from left, Kaila Hutchison, Jenna Browne, Brett McKnight, Scott Browne and Caitlin Burge. Front, Ashleigh Browne and Ryan McKnight.

GLAMOUR and glitz filled Leongatha Memorial Hall on Saturday night, when 150 people had a memorable time at the Stony Creek Football Netball Club Mid-Year Ball. The event was held under lights designed by Events by Kate, and kicked off with an amazing happy hour and finished with great music by Luke Matthew’s band The […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community,Featured | Read More »

Zambia calls teacher

So long: Tarwin Lower Primary School teacher Stephanie McDonald prepares to farewell her students, from left, Georgie, Alivia, Tyler and Ryan ahead of departing for Zambia, Africa, this Sunday.

THIS Sunday, June 28, Stephanie McDonald will board a plane and fly to the place of her dreams: Africa. The Tarwin Lower Primary School teacher will spend seven weeks teaching in a school in Zambia. Based in the city of Livingstone, population around 137,000, she will teach classes of up to 50 students – a […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Up in arms

Hands off: Mirboo North residents raised placards in favour of a coal and gas free environment last week.

THE State Government has failed to ally the shock of Mirboo North residents’ in the wake of a new coal exploration licence being granted last week. Mantle Mining received the licence to explore for coal around Mirboo North. Mantle Mining is a small Melbourne based mining exploration company with interests in two coal exploration projects […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Car flips after cough

Sideways: this car ended up on its side in the heart of Leongatha near the CFA fire station last Wednesday afternoon, after the driver had a coughing fit and closed his eyes.

A FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE ended up on its side in the centre of Leongatha last Wednesday, after the driver allegedly closed his eyes while coughing. The driver, a 44 year old Leongatha, man and the 21 year old passenger of the Mitsubishi Pajero received minor injuries as a result of the crash on Bair Street around 1.35pm. […]

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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