Home » Featured You are browsing entries filed in “Featured”

‘Nothing to hide’

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillor Andrew McEwen has questioned the tactics of the state agency tasked with investigating councils after his home was searched by police on Friday. Cr McEwen proclaimed his innocence after police executed a search warrant at his Meeniyan home in the dark on Friday morning. He said while police had the right […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mrs Potter to star on national stage

LEANNE Potter describes herself as a just a girl from the country, but come November, she could be representing Australia on the world stage. She is a national finalist in the Mrs Australia Continent Pageant and will vie for the title of Mrs Australia in Sydney on November 10. Mrs Potter, from Budgeree east of […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Trail excitement builds

EXTENDING the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra would cost just $750,000, South Gippsland Shire Council will hear tomorrow (Wednesday). That price, quoted by local tradespeople, includes removing the existing sleepers and railway, grading ballast, placement of sand and handrails to bridges. Former mayor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, Korumburra businessman John Kennedy and Peter Smith […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Local link to royal wedding

TARWIN Lower had a connection with the royal wedding in the English capital of London on Saturday. Australian man Philip Barnard-Brown rode the lead carriage horse of the team pulling the coach with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on board in a parade around Windsor Park. Mr Barnard-Brown once had a property at Tarwin Lower […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Help the Salvos in Leongatha

Call for help: The Salvation Army is calling for volunteers in Leongatha this weekend, May 26 to 27.THE Salvation Army is calling on Leongatha community groups, sporting clubs, workplaces, families and individuals to get involved in its annual Red Shield Appeal doorknock to help raise $7.5 million over the weekend of May 26 to 27. […]

May 21st, 2018 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

New mountain trail to open

SOUTH Gippsland will have new tourism attraction that will cement the region’s reputation as a walking destination. The Hoddle Mountain Trail will open at Fish Creek after South Gippsland Shire Council last Thursday voted to open part of Fish Creek Quarry Road for public use as part of the 17km trail. The decision was not […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

The Web of fact or fiction

THE dangers of our global fixation with the world wide web were laid bare at the opening night of Foster theatre company FAMDA’S The Web on Friday. If you think it is safe leaving your children for hours on end on their computer screens without supervision, maybe you’d better think again! A whodunit for the […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Hundreds pay respects in Leongatha

LARGE crowds attended Leongatha’s Anzac Day ceremonies last Thursday, with the dawn service attracting a crowd of at least 400. The march and 11am service also drew large numbers, more than in previous years. Leongatha RSL Sub-branch president Ken Wanklyn said Anzac Day was a chance to reflect on the sacrifice made by young men […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Chamber rejects Leongatha group

LEONGATHA’S peak business group remains opposed to the prospect of a new community group for Leongatha being driven by South Gippsland Shire Council. Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Brenton Williams said the chamber had rejected the possibilty of a round table-type group for the town. He was disappointed council last Thursday voted to […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Gymnasts’ perfect $220,000 landing

  LEONGATHA Gymnastics Club will undertake a $220,000 expansion after receiving $100,000 from the State Government to expand its facility at St Laurence’s Primary School. The 111m2 extension will allow for additional gymnastics programs, employment opportunities, room for two foam pits, and for the club’s heavier equipment to be set up permanently. Additional programs will […]

May 1st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Recently Commented

  • tomcummings: The harm caused in our communities by poker machines is well known and well understood, yet the...
  • gigamax1: Ok , so now Wonthaggi SLSC is going to want the same funding. These clubs are within 1 kilometre of each...
  • 01jk: Just wondering what sort of chicken do little warriors eat? Straight from their own coop? Or those which...
  • juliec: I hope the community can change the plan to log state forest in the Strzeleckis. The Strzelecki forests are...
  • russell: As usual Vicroads ignore their own guidelines… This from their own “Road Guide Notes”...