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Teen brutally beaten after football game

LEONGATHA footballer Campbell Riseley was brutally attacked from behind by a Bairnsdale player after the final siren of the Fourths game at Leongatha Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Allegedly, the Bairnsdale player approached 15 year old Campbell, put him in a headlock from behind, threw him to the ground, jumped on him, punched him and then […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Marina mystery

    THE developer of a proposed marina at Mahers Landing at Pound Creek is yet to reveal how many houses will be included in the project, believed to be worth millions of dollars. All the community knows so far is that the development includes a marina with an artificial lake surrounded by 72ha of […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Truck crash highlights bad road

A TRUCK jack-knifed on a wet Strzelecki Highway last Wednesday, partially blocking the road for several hours, while emergency crews cleaned up. The unloaded semi-trailer was travelling towards Mirboo North and lost control on a right hand bend just prior to the Tarwin River bridge and came to a stop, blocking the Leongatha bound lane, […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rates hurt everyone

FARMERS and businesspeople are desperate for relief from hefty rates bills, South Gippsland Shire Council has been told. The challenge now before council is how to provide it. Council last Wednesday heard submissions to its Proposed 2018-19 Rating Strategy, to be debated tomorrow (Wednesday). This year, council’s Rating Strategy Review Steering Committee proposed to drop […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Flu vaccine shortage

DEMAND for the influenza vaccine has outstripped supply, limiting availability to those deemed “high risk”, including young children, the elderly and people with certain medical conditions. The shortage was affecting the whole state, including South Gippsland. Dr Chris Webster from Leongatha Healthcare said the clinic still had a good supply for people in high risk […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Road rage

MOTORISTS are fed up with roads riddled with potholes and bone-jarring corrugations, and have called on South Gippsland Shire Council to act. Residents of Clancys Road at Korumburra said the state of their road risks their safety and their vehicles. Ratepayers of Henrys Road between Nyora and Loch also raised their concerns about the risk […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Highway tragedy

A FATAL crash on Saturday has highlighted the urgent need for $50 million roadworks proposed for the Black Spur bends near Koonwarra to start. The accident was the second crash in less than a month on the bends in the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan, after a four wheel drive collided with an […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

First class act

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre is hoping to have a reason to sing when South Gippsland Shire Council considers its submission for funding towards the next stage of a revamped performing arts venue in Leongatha, estimated to cost $2 million. Lyric has sought up to $25,000 in council’s 2018-19 budget to further progress planning for the Mesley […]

May 29th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Urchins threaten seagrass

NOORAMUNGA Marine and Coastal Park has a prickly problem. The native purple sea urchin, Heliocidaris erythrogramma, has multiplied into such high numbers in areas of the park, it is now devouring seagrass and creating bare areas of sand called urchin barrens where the seagrass once grew. Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park is part of the […]

May 23rd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

New look arts centre dazzles

THE $2.2 million refurbishment of the much loved Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre is complete and impressed people who joined an official tour of the new centre on Saturday. Bass Coast Shire Council invited the community to come and have a sneak peak at the centre before it officially opens its doors for Wonthaggi Theatrical […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

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