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Cranbourne Cup – where the city meets the country

THE 46th running of greyhound racing’s annual Cranbourne Cup will take place on Saturday night, February 8, with entertainment for people of all ages.The Cranbourne Cup is the premier event held by the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club each year, and many champion greyhounds have won the race including last year’s winner Orson Allen, who went […]

February 4th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Schools spend millions

WHILE the opening of Wonthaggi Secondary’s College’s $32.7m new senior campus on Friday may be the talk of the region, other schools are undertaking exciting capital works of their own. Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College in Leongatha has begun building its $4m senior school. This complex will include 12 classrooms, an indoor canteen, a common […]

February 4th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Back from the black

JIM Pickersgill could not find the energy to do anything. Even dressing himself became a chore. “My body had just been exhausted from trying to continue on for such a long time and it just got to the stage where I was physically and mentally burnt out,” he said. The Leongatha accountant remembers the time […]

February 4th, 2020 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

A first for South Gippsland

FOR the first time, the Meeniyan Garlic Festival will be hosting a special degustation lunch where the high quality of Gippsland produce will be matched with high quality, award-winning Gippsland wines. As a celebration of all things Gippsland, three top chefs are combining their talents and their love of Gippsland produce to demonstrate just how […]

February 4th, 2020 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Show celebrates country life

WONTHAGGI was abuzz when the annual Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show took place at the recreation reserve on Saturday and Sunday. Events from equestrian, dog scrambles and art exhibitions to wood chopping were held, with many members of the Wonthaggi and surrounding community enjoying the entertainment. “It’s so multi-faceted, it has a little bit of […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Buffalo surprise in the paddock

  THINK of South Gippsland and milk, and one typically conjures up the image of a herd of Friesian or Jersey cows. But in the far east of the region, there is an animal of a different kind in a milking shed, a bovine usually associated with Australia’s tropical top end. Buffalo are being milked […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

South Gippslanders more likely to die in crashes on roads than in other shires

CAR crashes in South Gippsland Shire have an almost one in 10 chance of causing a death. VicRoads statistics reveal that from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019 – a period of 17 months – the South Gippsland Shire had a car-crash-to-death-ratio of 9.61 per cent, far higher than Bass Coast (2.21 per cent) […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Woman injured in freak crash at Inverloch

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being hit by a car that mounted the footpath and crashed into a building in Inverloch last Tuesday. The injured pedestrian, from Inverloch, was taken to hospital with injuries to her left arm and shoulder. The elderly driver and his son, the only passenger, were not injured. The […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Close shave for Heppell

  DYSON Heppell, Leongatha’s favourite son (along with Roughie, of course), has shaved off his famous locks in favour of a close-cropped new do. It seems like an extreme move, but certainly for a good cause: vital funds for Wildlife Victoria and the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund to help out with effects of the East […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Heavy music fans unite for loud fun at Tarwin Lower

SOME of the biggest acts in heavy music were at Tarwin Lower on the weekend, as the iconic Unify Gathering returned. Among those to grace the stage were the Architects, The Ghost Inside, Silverstein, Stray From The Path and Tired Lion. Two of the biggest Australian metalcore exports around played return sets. Following the August […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

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