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Family honour their brave Military Medallist

AT midday on Wednesday, October, 3 some 30 grandchildren, partners and family of Frederick Norris Hanks will meet for lunch at the Leongatha R.S.L. to commemorate one hundred years since he won the Military Medal for displaying bravery in the field in France. After lunch the gathering intends to visit Mr Hanks’ grave at the […]

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Local students discuss future careers

YEAR 10 students at Leongatha Secondary College gained an insight into future careers when they heard from a range of South Gippsland businesses last Wednesday, September 19. The Industry Presentation Day featured a range of businesses involved in fields of automotive, arts/media, education, health, sport and recreation, law enforcement, construction and hair and beauty to […]

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Pool reopening set for term four

THE Wonthaggi Primary School pool’s refurbishment is anticipated to be complete by term four. After 15 years of use without a revamp and damage caused by vandals, the school launched into redevelop works. A school council meeting will be held today (September 18) to decide what repairs will be prioritised and undertaken. The quote to […]

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Hospital on track for upgrade

A POPULATION explosion, geography and an ageing community has pushed Wonthaggi Hospital to become the ideal location for massive redevelopment. In a meeting last week hosted by Inverloch Men’s Shed, Bass Coast Health chief executive Jan Child outlined the project, set in four stages with the first funded by the State Government’s $115m boost announced […]

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rent crisis deepens

THE other side of the local property boom has revealed cracks in the rental market where almost no homes are available, forcing families to live with relatives or move away. Jacque Telfer a single mother of four children aged between 10 and two years said she took up a lease for six months in Venus […]

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Giving VicForests the chop

THE lack of interest by VicForests as seen by the Mirboo North community group Preserve our Forests has frustrated members who have voted to conclude discussions with the VicForests.. A motion brought forth by Preserve our Forests to conclude discussions with VicForests regarding the logging of three coups in the area passed unanimously at a […]

September 25th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Prospect of new councillor is real

RATEPAYERS in Leongatha and Mirboo North may have a new shire councillor after the state election in November. South Gippsland Shire Cr Meg Edwards’ preselection as a Liberal candidate for Eastern Victoria Region in the Legislative Council will result in a councillor vacancy if she’s elected. The Victorian Electoral Commission said a countback will be […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Community backs Bunurong Inverloch

AN incredible $12,500 was raised by the Bunurong Inverloch team in the 2018 Outback Air Race and donations are still rolling in. Inverloch pilot Michael Malone thanked the local businesses and the community for supporting his team. The money will be donated to the Victorian Royal Flying Doctor Service. Mr Malone embarked on the trip […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Mattea makes strides in her recovery

EIGHT year old Mattea Riccardi of Leongatha played basketball recently. For most primary school children, this would be a normal achievement. For Mattea though, it served as a special moment that marked her return to health following a car crash that nearly took her life in February this year. Smiling uncontrollably as she took to […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Korumburra business getting stronger

THE Korumburra Business Association has just broken the 100 member mark which is a great sign for business in the town. South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Lorraine Brunt was in attendance at last Thursday’s annual general meeting at the Burra Brewery and lauded the work that the association has been doing over the previous 12 […]

September 18th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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