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Wonthaggi new look hospital revealed

MATT DUNN   A PLANNED $115 million upgrade to the Wonthaggi Hospital is expected to be a boon for the town, with extra jobs in construction and health. Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos revealed the plans for the makeover while touring the current facility last Thursday with Bass MLA Jordan Crugnale. A phalanx of government […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

SANDBAGS will be used to stop Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club from washing into Bass Strait, after another week of dramatic storm surges and sand loss.  Yesterday (Monday), Bass Coast Shire Council was again mobilising its troops in its latest attempt to prevent the building’s apparent march toward open waters. Council’s Deirdre Griepsma’s said the beach […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Leongatha BMX track sparks a chain reaction

GRACE GRIFFITH   SINCE the start of the year, more tyres have rolled over Leongatha’s BMX track than ever. Although the track is yet to be finished, it continues to draw more off-road biking enthusiasts to the area. The popularity of the Horn Street track hasn’t gone unnoticed, with the Leongatha District Community Foundation jumping […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wonthaggi lab to supply global cannabis market

MATT DUNN   LOCAL farmers may soon have the chance to grow marijuana for a $5 million laboratory in Wonthaggi.    Situated in the town’s industrial estate, the facility – which has been established by Canadian company, MediPharm – will process up to 75,000kg of dried cannabis annually, feeding a cannabis oil market that is seeing […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Eight foster children need homes daily in South Gippsland

BRAD LESTER   CHILDREN desperately need somewhere to call home. There is a chronic shortage of foster carers in the region, with one agency needing to place at least eight children in new homes every day in South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires. Some foster children face the stressful plight of having to be moved […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Teens to tackle tournament

BEST of luck to Mary MacKillop College students who will compete in the state final of the Tournament of Minds this Sunday. The school’s STEM, Arts and Literature teams will compete at La Trobe University, Bundoora. They recently succeeded at the Churchill round of the event. Tournament of Minds is a problem solving program for […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Tears for Foster North tourism plan

Matt Dunn   APPROVAL for a 36-person tourist accommodation business at Foster North has brought opponents to tears. Residents near 250 O’Gradys Ridge Road were at South Gippsland Shire Council’s general meeting last week, waiting anxiously to see whether their pleas to stop the development going ahead would be heard. Chair Julie Eisenbise told the […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Flowers planted for a cause at Leongatha hospital

CHEMOTHERAPY nurses, Leongatha Hospital staff, and family and friends of people affected by cancer gathered last Thursday to collectively plant a ‘field of daffodils’. The yellow spring time flowers lit up the rock garden near the chemotherapy ward, allowing patients undergoing treatment to look out of their window and see them.   “It’s about being […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Record entries for Leongatha Art and Photography Show

MESLEY Hall, Leongatha displayed a record 570 art entries for the 43rd Rotary Club of Leongatha Art and Photography Show over the weekend. Held as part of the Leongatha Daffodil Festival, visitation to the show over the three days was “excellent” according to co-ordinator Harry Leggett. More than $250,000 worth of work was on display […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fight erupts over petrol prices in Leongatha

Tony Giles   PETROL prices have been slashed in Leongatha in the wake of the opening of United Petroleum’s new outlet in the town. When United opened its station last Tuesday on the South Gippsland Highway, its pump price was 16 cents a litre cheaper than its competitors, the two BP outlets and the Woolworths […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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