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Leongatha businesses set up shop

SIX new businesses have opened, re-opened or changed hands in Leongatha in recent weeks, injecting a new sense of confidence in the town Earlier this year, The Star reported there were 19 empty shops around Leongatha’s central business district. However, more people have joined Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently to express their passion […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

World first

FOSSILISED feathers found from dinosaurs at Koonwarra are among the most remarkably preserved in the world and could reveal crucial new information about Australia’s prehistoric past. A scientist who worked on the feathers of birds and dinosaurs from a renowned dig site in China has remarked the preservation of the Koonwarra feathers was better than […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Chloe performs in city

A GROUP of Leongatha Secondary College VCE music students went to the Melbourne Recital Centre to hear Chloe Wylie perform in front of an audience of more than 500 people recently. As one the highest achieving music students in the state, Chloe was selected to perform as part of the Top Class VCE music concert […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Youth celebrated in Leongatha

A FESTIVAL celebrating local opportunities for young people was held in Leongatha on Friday to coincide with National Youth Week. Organised by SalvoCare Eastern and a team from Community College Gippsland, a number of stallholder were invited to Leongatha’s Salvation Army site to promote their organisations and the way they help young people succeed. These […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Leongatha principal retires

  LEONGATHA Primary School farewelled its long serving principal Rob Higgins last week. After serving 27 years as a school principal – 10 years in Leongatha – Mr Higgins will be retiring. However, before his retirement kicks off, Mr Higgins will be accompanying students to China one last time. He has been instrumental in bringing […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Incredible creations at Fish Creek market

THE 2017 Seachange Festival went out with a bang with a highly successful Makers Market in Fish Creek on Sunday. This was the first time the market was included in the festival. “The turnout was great; the market was very well received,” market organiser Liana Casson said. “It was busy from the get go. Everything […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Laneway Festival a winner

WONTHAGGI put on a stunning inaugural Laneway Festival on Saturday. Rain threatened the festival early on, but it wasn’t long before the sun – and the crowds – came out for the event. “We were really excited with the turnout. It’s nice to have something like this happening in our town,” festival organiser and president […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Surf’s up at Inverloch

INVERLOCH-KONGWAK Primary School students made the most of last Wednesday’s heat by learning to surf under the supervision of Wonthaggi Secondary College students at Inverloch’s main surf beach. The teenagers, studying VET Surfing, taught the Grade 6 children about surf safety as part of the college’s transition program. Many other primary schools in the region […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Tour De Cure rolls into town

A TEAM of 120 riders, 35 support crew and Channel 7 staff are now riding from Hotham to Hobart. Along the way they made a pit stop for lunch at Leongatha Primary School yesterday (Monday). The riders gave a short presentation on the importance of staying fit, healthy and happy. Former Inverloch athlete Drew Ginn […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Handstands for Hayden

RHYLL’S Hayden Marshall was involved in a horrific accident in September last year. The Newhaven College Year 11 student was practising gymnastics on his trampoline at home when he lost control and landed awkwardly on his neck. He fractured four neck bones, damaging his spinal cord. The 17 year old was immediately airlifted to the […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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