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Thumbs up for new bins

  BASS Coast’s three bin system has been launched with a positive response from the community. Residents and businesses now have three bins: a green lidded green waste and organics bin, a yellow lidded recycling bin and a red lidded landfill bin. In the first four days, 96.94 tonnes of organic waste was collected, with […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dairy deal

  DAIRY farmers stand to benefit from an extension to an arrangement between dairy companies Burra Foods of Korumburra and ViPlus of Toora. ViPlus announced an extension to its partnership with Burra Foods which sees ViPlus buy local milk powder from Burra Foods to manufacture products. The arrangement will result in more jobs at ViPlus’ […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Children feel at home at Kongwak primary

THERE are few schools like it in South Gippsland and that is the beauty of Kongwak Primary School. With a small enrolment of 23, Kongwak primary offers a community feel where children did not get lost in the crowd and do not miss out on opportunities. Kongwak primary is affiliated with Inverloch Primary School, and […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Leongatha Daffodil Festival in photos

The Leongatha Daffodil Festival was a success across the weekend, with the highlight being a street festival in Bair Street on Saturday.  

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Mirboo North trees get the chop

VICFORESTS has approved the major tree lopping plan in Mirboo North and residents have been expressing their concerns. Trees that have stood tall for over half a century will be clear felled. Grant O’Neill of Mirboo North and Wednesday Warrior says he is devastated by the removal of the trees. “Mirboo North prides itself on […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rotary’s record breaking show

THE 41st Arts Prom Country Art and Photography Show, presented by the Rotary Club of Leongatha attracted a record number of entries this year. The show, which opened on Friday night and ran across the weekend, showed off 553 artworks, many of them done by Gippsland artists. Rotary’s president elect Jeremy Curtis said the fantastic […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Stunning flowers on show

A BREATHTAKING display was arranged for the 61st annual Leongatha Daffodil and Floral Show. The show opened at 1.30pm on Friday afternoon, after the judging was completed. This year’s Champion Daffodil winner was Inverloch’s Maureen Masterman. Other winners included member’s best bloom winner Heather Sullivan, open daffodil winner Glenice Griggs and best bloom in bulbs […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

New Prom tours set sail

SOME 30 new jobs and a massive $9.7 million injection into the local economy will flow with the green light given to eco-tourism cruises around Wilsons Promontory National Park. The State Government has given its approval for the eco-tourism cruises that will offer locals and visitors a never before seen glimpse of one of Victoria’s […]

September 5th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Don’t miss Chicago

  THERE are only a handful of shows to go before Wonthaggi Theatrical Group closes its season of Chicago. Ticket sales have gone through the roof since an utterly successful opening night on August 19, so get in quick to book your seat. After a sell out opening night, fantastic numbers are anticipated for closing […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Fish Creek eyes new look kinder

FISH Creek is on the way to receiving a $230,000 upgrade of the town’s kindergarten that will service the community for 15 years. South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday voted to apply to the State Government for a grant to undertake major works. The project will entail constructing a new compliant access ramp and new […]

August 29th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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