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Thunderstorm spectacle in Mardan

Good grief: the sight that greeted Katrina Rodda on Thursday morning at 2.30am. Photo courtesy of Katrina Rodda.

MANY South Gippslanders were woken by loud rumbling and witnessed flashing skies on Wednesday night. In places the storm was quite severe and nowhere more so than in Mardan where a lightning strike set alight a huge old gum tree. When Katrina Rodda went outside at 2.30am unable to sleep she saw the tree bordering […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Robbery deflates retail business

Had enough: Graeme O’Connor from Great Southern Outdoors in Leongatha is incensed by the robbery that took place at his store last Tuesday night.

A BRAZEN burglary at Leongatha’s Great Southern Outdoors last Tuesday night has left owner Graeme O’Connor feeling a little bit fed up. According to Mr O’Connor unknown offender(s) forced entry through the front door of the Bair Street premises and took between $10,000 and $15,000 worth of stock. All of the glass cabinets were emptied, […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Hospital gains a country man

Hand over: Mr Johnson is well acquainted with taking over the reins of large organisations. Gippsland Southern Health Service is in experienced hands.

MARK Johnson, the new CEO of Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) describes taking over the reins of the organisation as a steep learning curve. Getting to know how an organisation works and the people within it interact, is a big part of stepping onto any new job, particularly when the organisation employs 400 people. Mr […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Residents fed up with rate rises

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THE heat is starting to build on the South Gippsland Shire with residents angry over hefty gains in rates in the last two years. Rates and the upcoming budget are current hot topics and the Shire is not the flavour of the month either, rating poorly in the recent customer satisfaction survey. After recently seeing […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

CSG rebuffed by council

Photo courtesy Shelley Price SJP Studios.

COAL Seam Gas (CSG) protestors were outraged by the South Gippsland Shire Council’s decision not to exempt the shire from CSG mining and exploration on Wednesday. Protestors filled council’s gallery during the ordinary meeting and were disappointed with the outcome. Mayor Cr Jim Fawcett said he would not vote for exemption at this time because […]

October 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Open gardens at Jumbunna

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Jumbunna is staging open gardens this coming Sunday, October 26, from 10am till 4pm commencing at the Jumbunna Hall. Cost $10 for adults. All the proceeds will go to help cover the high overheads of the Jumbunna Hall where the market is held on the first Sunday of the month as well as hosting other […]

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Residents slam dog inaction

Perspectives: Inverloch’s Joan Lucas (right) discusses her views on dogs on beaches with independent consultant Keith Greaves at the informal drop in session on Thursday  morning.

INVERLOCH resident Joan Lucas believes the consultation sessions regarding dogs on beaches are absurd. She is not alone in her view, with many other residents believing the process is a waste of money. Bass Coast Shire council in many people’s views, have gone a complete circle on the dog issue and, many thousands of dollars […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fifty years of history

Presidents: from left, John Murphy, Lola Bailey, Jennifer Hamilton, Robert Sage (current president), John Hyett, Geoff Michael and Ian Lester.

HISTORY took centre stage at the Leongatha Historical Society on Sunday, October 12. Foundation president, John Murphy was invited to cut the cake at the Society’s 50th birthday celebrations. President Robert Sage welcomed members and friends to the lunchtime party set among historic memorabilia at the society’s museum at the Mechanics Institute. Among the guests […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Timor solution for Steve Evans

Water contract: former South Gippsland Water managing director Steve Evans has been instrumental in helping Timor develop drainage and sanitation infrastructure.

FORMER South Gippsland Water managing director Steve Evans has been working to develop drainage and sanitation infrastructure in Timor since July, 2013. There are a quarter of a million people living in Dili with no sewerage infrastructure other than septic tanks and seepage pits. The city floods regularly during the wet season. “There was a […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Money flows for children’s hub

Momentous day: South Gippsland Shire Council CEO, Tim Tamlin; vice president of Karmai Community Children’s Centre, Rebecca Marriott; Member for Eastern Victoria, Danny O’Brien; president of Karmai Community Children’s Centre, Bronwyn Beach; Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan; and mayor, Cr Jim Fawcett examine plans for the new Karmai Community Children’s Centre after Mr Ryan announced a State Government grant of $1.6 million towards the $5.3 million project.

IN what was described as a “momentous day” for Korumburra last Friday, October 10, Deputy Premier Peter Ryan announced a State Government grant of $1.6 million dollars towards the new Integrated Children’s Centre planned for the town. “I have often thought about this day and wondered how it would feel and I can tell you […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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