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Re-elected mayor off to Canberra to seek university funding

CR Brett Tessari will fly to Canberra tomorrow (Thursday) to advocate for a university presence in Bass Coast Shire, after being re-elected mayor this afternoon. He will meet with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan in a final bid to secure $2 million in federal funding for a university centre in the shire. The centre will […]

November 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Owen’s drive for the top

Daniel Renfrey   KOONWARRA’s Owen Schnoor heads into the opening race of the Victorian Mini Sprints season on Saturday with his eye on the road and his mind on big things. Currently holding the 2018/19 Victorian Mini Sprints championship, the 19-year-old is determined to race his way to the top yet again and compete well […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Archie aims for big stage

Daniel Renfrey   WHETHER it be winning midfield battles for Victoria in football or scoring breakaway shots in basketball for Korumburra, 12-year-old Archie Terlich of Inverloch can do it all. Just a few months after playing for Victoria in a national football carnival in WA, the young gun has been selected to represent Vic Country […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Burra shooters excel

KORUMBURRA Gun Club members made their way to Tasmania to shoot the 2019 skeet titles recently. Four members from the club competed and came away with some great results.  Charlie Cook came out best of the Korumburra shooters, winning the Overall High Gun with a score of 247/250 and also winning the junior Overall High Gun.  […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Many reasons to become a pharmacist

NO matter the population size, every town requires pharmacists. This career, which entails being qualified to dispense medications and in-depth knowledge of how medications work, is in high demand and has plenty of growth potential. These medical professionals earn around $81,000 a year as an average base pay with the opportunity to earn significantly more […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Farmer says it’s time to speak out

LEONGATHA South dairy farmer Benjamin Vagg says it’s time for farmers to show the world what they have to offer. Benjamin, who has recently taken on a senior role with the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria, says the views of farmers are too often ignored but they will become more important as the world meets the […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Leongatha’s rose show blossoms

DESPITE extreme weather that took a toll on many gardens in the lead up to the Leongatha Rose Spectacular, no flowers on display showed the strain of the recent heat. In fact, the Memorial Hall in Leongatha was a sea of colourful flowers with more than 540 rose entries alone, as well as a large […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Newcomers heed the call to the country

Matt Dunn   THE tree changers are coming. With an enviable lifestyle, open spaces, clean air and a job opportunity for every imaginable trade, our region is becoming the ‘go to’ spot for those keen to get away from the hustle and bustle. One Agency realtor Dean Jones said he was inspired to come to […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Inverloch sets sail to save shipwreck

Matt Dunn     THE Amazon 1863 Project committee is afloat. Angered by a recent vandalism attack and theft from Inverloch’s famous shipwreck, the group sprang to life last Friday after a hastily convened meeting. The action came after a vandal sawed off part of a brass bolt from the ship’s bow. Treasurer Jackie Laurie […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Young and old remember

IT may be 101 years since the end of World War One, but our fallen soldiers continue to march on in our memories. This was the message students from across five local schools delivered at Leongatha’s Remembrance Day service on Monday at the Avenue of Honour, Leongatha Recreation Reserve. Schools that participated included Leongatha Secondary […]

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

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