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Fire engulfs hire car

  AN interstate driver pulled over on the Bass Highway just near the Lang Lang roundabout after noticing smoke inside the vehicle on Sunday. The driver of the Nissan Pulsar was coming from Stanlakes Road in Lang Lang before the car caught fire around noon. No one was injured. Police are still investigating but do […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

School gym far from fit

THE Foster Secondary College gymnasium is in very poor condition. The majority of the college buildings are only 12 years old but the gymnasium is one of the original buildings, making it around 30 years old. The poorly designed building has major drainage issues and maintenance workers are unable to access the roofs gutters, so […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bomb hoax teen arrested – in Israel

A TEENAGER from Israel has been charged in relation to a series of bomb hoaxes at Leongatha, Inverloch and Cowes primary schools last year. A joint international investigation involving the FBI, Israel, New Zealand, UK and Australian law enforcement agencies resulted in Israeli police making the arrest in Israel. Victoria Police E-Crime Squad detectives, together […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Show us the money

FUNDING for schools, fire stations and South Gippsland Hospital at Foster are among South Gippsland’s wishlist for today’s (Tuesday) State Budget. Money to fix dangerous locations in the South Gippsland Highway and build the Wonthaggi highball facility also rates highly. Bass MLA Brian Paynter is hoping for $25 million to build the new McBride Campus […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

MG faces Federal Court action

ACCC takes action against Murray Goulburn The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia’s largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn) The ACCC, alleges MG engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC also […]

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

Funding hurdle

THE State Government will need to contribute more funding to the realignment of the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan if the project is to proceed, according to Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien. The Federal and State governments have both contributed $25 million to highway works, but Mr O’Brien said the federal funding comprised […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Motorcyclist killed

A FRENCH Island man died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a minibus on French Island on Sunday. Police understand a motorcycle travelling east, through a left hand bend, along Tankerton Road collided with a minibus travelling west on the same road about 4.20pm. The driver of the bus, a 26 year old […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

New feel for Daffodil Festival

THE 2017 Daffodil Festival will have a new direction, as the organisation of events outside Memorial Hall is handed over to a new committee. Claire and Brenton Williams are on the committee and spoke at the South Gippsland Shire Council’s public presentation session last Wednesday. “The Leongatha Horticultural Society came to the Leongatha Chamber of […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rail trail at the crossroads

  THE South Gippsland Shire Council was asked to consider taking over the management of the Great Southern Rail Trail (GSRT) at last Wednesday’s community presentation session. The GSRT committee of management will step down at the end of its current term, which has been extended to June this year. Of the 17 rail trails […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Razzmatazz at Leongatha station

THERE was a hive of activity at the Leongatha Railway Station on Saturday morning, not seen since the last passenger train rolled out of town years ago. No, the train isn’t returning just yet, but that didn’t stop the many people around to voice their opinions on what should happen to the Leongatha railway land. […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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