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Karate students claim Australian Championship title

STUDENTS from South Gippsland Freestyle Karate recently attended the International Sport Karate Association Australian Championship event in Sydney. Students recently qualified to enter the competition after attending and winning events in the Victorian tournament circuit. The event was packed with over 500 competitors attending with mostly opponents from New South Wales making the Victorian team […]

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Skaters pumped about skate park upgrades

‘OUTDATED’ and ‘not worth using’ were words use to describe Bass Coast’s current skate park facilities. Bass Coast Shire Council is on a mission to rectify these statements with its Bass Coast Skate Strategy 2017. Bass Coast is currently home to approximately 5525 people between the ages of five and 25, and council is striving […]

November 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Richmond fans turn house into Tiger shrine

IF you have travelled down Wonthaggi’s Drysdale Street lately, you’ll know the Richmond Tigers’ premiership celebrations are still in full swing. A new coat of yellow and black paint on Linda and Andrew Hooton-Shandley’s front fence, garage and front door paid tribute to their beloved team in the lead up to the Tigers’ legendary premiership. […]

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Donation to comfort patients

  SOUTH Gippsland Heart Support Australia (SGHSA) generously donated two alternating air mattresses to Gippsland Southern Health Service in Korumburra last Friday. SGHSA president Bill Ross said from time to time the group donates needed things to the hospital, often hosting raffles to raise funds. GSHS acting director of nursing Anita Sorensen said there is […]

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Entertainment lures market-goers

THE sun shone over the Leongatha Farmers Market on Saturday morning, many visitors from all around wandered the variety of stalls. Locally grown produce and homemade goods were on offer, as well as hot food and drinks. Children enjoyed face painting, a jumping castle and even a baby goat. Local artists performed beautifully throughout the […]

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Blood Brothers nominated for state theatre award

MARY MacKillop College in Leongatha has received several nominations for the Victorian Theatre Guild Awards. The Music Theatre Guild of Victoria provides ongoing support, encouragement and development of non-professional music theatre throughout the state. Mary MacKillop College’s student production Blood Brothers was nominated as Junior Production of the Year. Teacher Bron Kalos was nominated for […]

November 28th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Ice education helps families

FAMILIES of people who use ice attended a forum held at the Leongatha Library last Wednesday to learn more about the impacts of the drug. BreakThrough: ice education for families supports people with the facts about drug use and teaches them how to develop strategies to help themselves and their loved ones and where to […]

November 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Asthma victims stay alert

THE community was invited to learn about thunderstorm asthma at an information session held at the Leongatha Council Chambers on Thursday. Around 22 people attended the information session, and heard Jade Cesarec from Asthma Australia present a presentation about the causes and treatment of asthma, and the link between asthma and allergies such as hay […]

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Busy year for Prom Country tourism

A NEW local food event, a travelling wombat and a photo competition were just some of the key achievements detailed at the Prom Country Regional Tourism Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday, November 21 at Prom Country Lodge (Café Max) in Foster. Prom Country Regional Tourism’s Chair, Philip Botte, presented a report of activity over […]

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Three rescues at Prom

EMERGENCY services were called out to three separate rescues on Wilsons Promontory at the beginning of last week. Two men hiking out on the Northern side of Wilsons Promontory were airlifted from a beach near Bennison Island on Monday morning, November 20. Another two fishermen were rescued from Great Glennie Island just off Wilsons Promontory […]

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