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Standing ovation for theatre legends

SOUTH Gippsland performers, directors and theatre groups are set to shine again at this year’s Gippsland Associated Theatre Awards after raking in nominations. Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) and Leongatha Lyric Theatre received a remarkable 23 nominations each across 31 categories. Foster Arts Music and Drama Association (FAMDA) also took out an impressive 12 nominations across […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

Foster to celebrate 150th birthday

THE new year will mark many milestones for Foster, including 150 years since settlement, and will see many events pack out the town’s calendar. The opening of the Foster Historical Society’s 150-year exhibition will head the celebrations on Saturday, January 18, to be held at the Foster Museum and Crawford Hall. But the most anticipated […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Teens get the phone signal

INDEPENDENT schools will retain mixed policies on students using mobile phones during school hours, as state schools prepare to ban students from using mobiles next year. While Chairo Christian School and Mary MacKillop College in Leongatha now prohibit students from using mobiles during school hours, Newhaven College allows students access to their phones – so […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Joel Barry, king of the waves

Daniel Renfrey     INVERLOCH’s Joel Barry is on top of the globe after defending his world title crown. The aerial jet skier was declared the IFWA Freeride World Championship Tour winner last week, his second world championship on the trot. The feat follows the 25-year-old’s recovery from a jet ski accident at Inverloch in […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

Strange weather signals climate emergency

Grace Griffith CRACKS of thunder punctuated the message delivered by climate activists in Leongatha recently: extreme weather conditions are a result of global warming and they are on the rise. Earlier that same day, temperatures swelled to over 35°C in Leongatha before taking a dramatic, icy turn. By the late afternoon, we had a small […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Total fire ban day declared for Thursday this week

A TOTAL fire ban day has been declared for across Victoria tomorrow, with extreme heat and wind forecast. The temperature is expected to reach 38 degrees in South Gippsland, with wind speeds of up to 26km/h. While the greatest risk of fire is in the Mallee and Wimmera, Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said if […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

South Gippsland Highway works to start as Black Spur contract finally awarded

  WORK on the realignment of the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan is closer to starting. Governments have awarded the contract for the realignment at Black Spur to CPB Contractors. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $115.2 million upgrade would see nine sharp bends […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Gill does Gatha proud in basketball

Daniel Renfrey   TO represent your state after playing a sport for just five years is a remarkable achievement by anyone’s standards and Leongatha’s Lara Gill will do just that in 2020. The 12-year-old Leongatha Lightning star was recently selected to represent Vic Country in the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup in New South Wales […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fundraiser sends a spark through LDNA

The Diamond Tea fundraiser, held by the Leongatha and District Netball Association recently, was a big success. Led by LDNA life member Pat Kuhne, over 200 guests attended the high tea function to raise much-needed funds for the LDNA court redevelopment and the Gippsland Southern Health Service Oncology Department. Guest Speaker Kelly Cartwright OAM, Australian […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Sam’s selection looms large

Daniel Renfrey   THE AFL Draft is just over a week away now and Fish Creek’s Sam Flanders is working to contain his excitement in the lead up. The 18-year-old has just finished Year 12 exams and is currently in Perth with his brother and other potential draft picks from the Gippsland Power, taking time […]

November 19th, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

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