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Heroic teenager awarded

  A MIRBOO North teenager has been recognised as a Community Hero for his outstanding efforts to save his father’s life at their Mirboo North farm in July. Paul Mancarella, and his son Douglas, 17, were moving sheep into a shearing shed on a Sunday afternoon, when the father-of-three suddenly collapsed. Realising his dad had […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rail yards review plea

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to modify its proposed design for the Leongatha rail yards. Leongatha Rotary Club and Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry have asked council to relocate a traffic school and also include more parking within the site. Council is proposing to transform the disheveled land between Bair and Long […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fatal crash

A MAN died after a single car collision in Tarwin Lower on Saturday night. The 66 year old Wyndham Vale man died after the vehicle he was driving on Walkerville Road, Tarwin Lower left the road and collided with a tree shortly after 10pm. Investigators believe the driver of the south-bound car failed to negotiate […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

New mayor calls for unity

  THE new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council, Cr Lorraine Brunt, has called for “good working relations” among councillors. Her call came after a turbulent year for the new council, with claims of bullying and in-fighting among councillors. “All councillors will have a voice, an equal voice that will be respected and listened to,” […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Burra family cops the lot

KORUMBURRA’S Cleveland family will struggle to settle down in their newly purchased home while it remains an option for the Korumburra Community Hub site. Chris and Julie Cleveland voluntarily sold their former home, which was located on the proposed site of the new IGA supermarket site on King Street, to avoid the stress of being […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Toxic times

CR MAXINE Kiel blew up at her fellow councillors when she revealed acts of harassment, disrespect, poor behaviour, tantrums and attacking of free speech by her colleagues. She gave a speech to remember when ending her term as deputy mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. Cr Kiel, of Mirboo North, revealed tantrums by […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Roads, health boosts in mayor’s sights

BASS Coast Shire Council is ready to roll into a massive 2018, with projects in the pipeline. In a show of unity, councillors re-elected mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield and deputy mayor Cr Brett Tessari for a second term to maintain balance and continuity. Cr Rothfield said she was delighted to continue her role and to […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

School dollars roll in

TWO schools will receive funding from the State Government for vital maintenance. Wonthaggi Primary School will receive nearly $110,000 to undertake structural works in the main administration building, and Foster Secondary College will get $1.3 million to replace the roof of the gym, music centre and surrounding walkways. Foster Secondary College assistant principal Dean Duursma […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

RSL seeks Vietnam veterans

THE South Gippsland Shire and the Leongatha RSL are working together to honour those from the area who served in Vietnam. Currently the list has approximately 150 of veterans who live in South Gippsland and includes Wonthaggi. Following a request from Richard Lester of Leongatha, Cr Maxine Kiel has taken on board the role of […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Newhaven College’s new $10M Senior centre nears completion

EMERGING from the dust and ready to soar in 2018 is the latest addition to Newhaven College, the awe-inspiring $10 million Senior School, Science, Art and Technology centre, due for completion this year. The state of the art learning centre exudes style, commands an elevated position and is a credit to the Melbourne architect firm, […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

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