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Cruise ship adrift

The cruise ship Norwegian Star is adrift 20 nautical miles off the coast of Venus Bay after losing propulsion. The vessel has been without power for 12 hours. Tug boats are on the way to recover passengers and are expected to arrive at 8pm tonight. The ship is drifting at about 1.5 knots per hour […]

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Generosity buoys farmers

KIND hearted South Gippslanders are helping to keep dairy farmers in business. A convoy of vehicles laden with hay left Korumburra last Thursday for Ballarat, as part of the 10th hay run by Need for Feed, a project of Lions clubs. At Ballarat, the local hay was distributed with a total of 12 semi trailer […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Shark alert

VENUS Bay beach was closed for a short time last Monday, January 23, after a possible shark sighting. Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club vice president David Cumming said, “There was a sighting of a dark object at the main beach at Venus Bay at around 4pm Monday afternoon, however it was not confirmed as […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fatality was waiting to happen

THE crossroads of the Bass Highway and the Leongatha South-Outtrim and Roughead roads are a nightmare for Leongatha South residents. That’s why it is no wonder people from out of town have a tough time coping with the intersection when they have never seen it before. In the wake of the tragic fatality that occurred […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Plea for blood

THE lives of a Leongatha family were upended within the space of a month, after their three year old son was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In early December, Elliot Vanderland’s parents Elissa and Ian noticed bruising on their son’s legs. They thought nothing of it as he loved to climb. Then their normally […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Driver unharmed

A WOMAN was lucky to escape injury after rolling her car on the Coal Creek bends just outside Korumburra on Friday morning. The 43 year old was travelling along the South Gippsland Highway in wet conditions when she lost control of the car going around the bend and overcorrected, causing the car to roll onto […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Long Street shops deserted

BUSINESSES have vacated three Leongatha shops due to the impact of the heavy vehicle alternate route. Leongatha Dentures will be closing its doors in early February after constant disruption. It is the third shop on Long Street to lose tenants. “It’s really noisy and the car parking has been changed. People have to open their […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Father dies in horror crash

ONE man was killed and three others were taken to hospital after a fatal collision at Leongatha South on Sunday. Investigators have been told an 18 year old female from Morwell was driving a Renault SUV travelling north on the Bass Highway and swerved to avoid a line of cars that were stopped due to […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Summer trade hot in Inverloch

  SUMMER is heating up, and Inverloch traders have reaped the rewards both during the Christmas New Year period and throughout January. Paul the Pieman enjoyed an excellent holiday period, with more day trippers making their way to the coastal town. “It’s the weather that really helps us. The sun brings people to the beach […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Gas explosion burns woman

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento and councillor, Cr Jeremy Rich, were part of a dramatic day at Walkerville last week. A woman aged 45 was airlifted to the Alfred Hospital in a serious condition with burns after an LP gas cylinder ignited last Thursday, January 19 at Walkerville Caravan Park. The woman […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

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