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Fiery crash

POLICE arrested a 21-year-old man who is in custody following a number of car thefts, a fiery crash and a carjacking in Leongatha and surrounding  areas yesterday ( Monday). He was taken into custody in the Alberton area near Yarram and is currently assisting police with their enquiries. The Leongatha community was shocked when the […]

April 10th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

A win for our forests

TOURISM has outweighed forestry after South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday voted to back the Mirboo North community’s campaign to save forests from logging. Council will oppose VicForests’ proposal to log 112ha of state forest north of the township, including around Lyrebird Forest Walk. Councillors agreed to the notice of motion by councillors Don Hill […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Tirade unleashed

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillor Jeremy Rich has unleashed an attack on council CEO Tim Tamlin and officers, calling on council to drop its “adversarial” approach to businesses. Addressing council as a citizen during last Wednesday’s public presentation session, Cr Rich criticised council over its handling of his family’s longstanding dispute with council about access to […]

April 4th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Digging for fossil secrets

THE former lake bed on the side of the South Gippsland Highway just near Minns Road in Koonwarra could be the focus of a major fossil hunt in the future. Museums Victoria curator of vertebrate palaeontology Tom Rich and his crew spent last week excavating the site, in order to develop a plan for future […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Auction backs Renee’s cancer ride

RENEE McLennan has beaten cancer and is now continuing to support others through their journey. After conquering breast cancer, she is supporting the cancer fundraiser, the 2018 Signature Tour De Cure. An auction organised by the Leongatha woman raised $16,500 at Inverloch’s Esplanade Hotel on Saturday night. Eighty people attended the event and bid for […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Powerlines spark bushfire

SEVENTEEN acres of farmland and two acres of roadside scrub were burned in a bushfire at Pound Creek last Wednesday. Caused by clashing powerlines in Wednesday’s gusty conditions, the fire ignited just before 2pm. Inverloch CFA captain Allan Williamson reported winds of up to 60km/h winds on the day. Police and CFA units were on […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Logging to hurt Mirboo North’s economy

MIRBOO North’s thriving tourism industry would be decimated by any logging north of the town, South Gippsland Shire Council heard last Wednesday. Members of the Preserve Our Forests Steering Committee said visitors were attracted by the chance to walk, cycle and enjoy nature in the town’s forests. They said the prospect of logging in three […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Children destroy new home

TWO young boys under the age of 10 caused around $30,000 worth of damage to a brand new house in Korumburra. The children smashed almost every window of the Riflebutts Road house using bricks, and entered the house and destroyed the carpet and plaster on Saturday at 4.15pm. Neighbours heard windows smashing before calling police, […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Don’t forget our war veterans

MEMORIALS are one thing but Australia still has a long way to go in supporting war veterans, Fish Creek RSL secretary Roslyn Bryan OAM said last Wednesday. The passionate advocate for veterans’ welfare told a gathering at the RSL that veterans suffer mental trauma and experience difficulty reintegrating with civilian society – and veterans in […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Turning the tide on plastic

MEENIYAN is launching a campaign this Friday called ‘Turning the Tide on Plastic’. Kaelene Shervell, owner of Meeniyan IGA, and community member Jenneke Kijlstra-Shone, have been promoting the benefits of reducing or removing plastic bags from stores across the town. The new bag will be launched this Friday at 4pm at Meeniyan Square market. The […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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