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Roads to remember

Meeting of minds: VicRoads regional director for eastern Victoria Sebastian Motta chats with South Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin about the exhibition.

LEONGATHA had a blast from the past after VicRoads opened their exhibition of road related pictures from the past 100 years on Thursday night. The VicRoads – Connecting Victorians for 100 years exhibition at the Leongatha Historical Society’s Mechanics’ Institute was packed out. The never before seen images and documents feature Leongatha and the surrounding […]

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Farmer cheats injury

A MAN escaped injury after his tractor was written off during a collision with a truck at Mardan last Thursday. The tractor was travelling east along Mardan Road and an oversize semi trailer was heading in the opposite direction. The two vehicles collided on the Tarwin River Bridge about 3.30pm. The tractor was flung into […]

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Truck run off

A TRUCK driver escaped injury after the large stockfeed truck he was driving ran off Poowong-Ranceby Road at Poowong on Friday. Police suspect the wet road may have led to the truck leave the road around 10.30am. The road was briefly closed after the incident but deemed safe until heavy haulage arrived around 2.30pm to […]

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Last hooray for hill climb

RIDERS took on Knox’s Hill for the last time on Sunday. Over 200 hopefuls took off up the hill over the day in their final chance for victory in the 37th and final Knox’s Hill Climb. Long time member of the Leongatha Motorcycle Club Frank Krause said the club was happy with how the day […]

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Jetty hopes afloat

THE promise made by the Federal Government to provide funding towards the restoration of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty will be taken to this election. At the 2007 election, $3.5 million was pledged and in 2010, $3 million. Federal Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent remains a strong proponent of the project and has made an […]

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Red Shield record

SOUTH Gippsland has raised a record $25,000 for this year’s Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal. Captain Martyn Scrimshaw is thrilled. “That’s an incredible response,” he said, “it’s unreal.” It’s particularly remarkable given the Victorian total of $1,455,621 was almost nine per cent less than last year’s tally. The second Winter Sleepout at the Leongatha Railway […]

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4000 flock to festival

THEY came from far and wide on Sunday for the 6th annual Loch Food and Wine Festival. The usually quiet main street was overflowing with people looking to taste some local wares and sample a drop or two. Everything you could think of food wise was up for sale ,while a large selection of local […]

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Farmer to fly north

A WATTLE Bank farmer is heading to northern Queensland as part of a scholarship courtesy of the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF). Aaron Brown will change scenery from his lush green beef and sheep farm just north of Inverloch for the red plains of a Queensland cattle station. Mr Brown has been given the opportunity thanks […]

June 12th, 2013 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Virus may have saved life

SHARLENE Brown may owe her life to a medical condition that has otherwise made living tough. The Korumburra woman has battled the electric shock like pain of shingles since suffering her fourth outbreak in March 2012. The latest episode struck her hip, leaving her unable to walk without a limp. That is why she was […]

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Stunning colour captivates

AN ARTIST has chosen some of her favourite oil paintings for her exhibition at Leongatha’s Mushroom Crafts gallery. Susan O’Brien uses live models for her works, created at Baxter Studios. Among her pet pieces is the blue nude, African Dreaming. Another work, Spirits of the Sky, was created when she was in a positive mood, […]

June 12th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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