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AFL umpire to inspire at Leongatha’s Australia Day service

AFL umpire Matt Stevic will inspire as the guest speaker at Leongatha’s Australia Day celebration on January 26. Matt, born and bred in Leongatha, will talk about his rise from boundary umpiring as a 12 year old to umpiring at the Australian Football League grand final. “People will want to know how it feels when […]

January 17th, 2020 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Show celebrates country life

WONTHAGGI was abuzz when the annual Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show took place at the recreation reserve on Saturday and Sunday. Events from equestrian, dog scrambles and art exhibitions to wood chopping were held, with many members of the Wonthaggi and surrounding community enjoying the entertainment. “It’s so multi-faceted, it has a little bit of […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Feat of marriage

THERE’S no secret to 70 years of wedded bliss, according to Pat Rodwell. “We just did not die,” she said, matter of factly. “We’ve had fairly good health, the pair of us. We are just blessed.” Albert quipped: “It’s not often that you meet someone who has been married for 70 years.” Pat and her […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Attention all landlords

  TENANT’S rights are being strengthened as a series of changes to rental law are being rolled out by the Victorian Government. Michelle Smith and team from Elders Real Estate Yarram are making it a priority to inform local landlords and investors of what this will mean for them. “There is a concern that landlords […]

December 10th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Young Frankenstein wins 12 awards

IT was a big night for Leongatha Lyric Theatre at the Gippsland Associated Theatre Awards at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Saturday. With 23 nominations in 20 categories, the company and its members went on to receive 12 most outstanding awards, including the musical theatre categories of production, lead actor–male, lead actor–female, support actor–male, hair […]

December 10th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Samuel Johnson to visit Venus Bay for charity

ACTOR Samuel Johnson is on the road to The Cavity, Venus Bay to remind every mum to be breast cancer aware. He will arrive at the popular restaurant on December 7 at 5.30pm along with ex-AFL players Peter Spider Everitt and Andrejs Everitt. The breast cancer awareness campaign, titled Love Your Sister, started as an […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Toora to celebrate the roaring twenties

TOORA will bring in 2020 with a roaring ’20s themed ball – the town’s first ball in over 31 years. Think flapper dresses, pearls and newsboy caps for this non-optional fancy dress party to be held at the Toora Community Hall on December 31, 7pm. The cabaret fashioned event – a fundraiser for the Toora […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

John was loved by many

MEENIYAN icon John Mackie was farewelled by family and friends at one of the biggest funerals South Gippsland has ever seen. Approximately 1000 people are reported to have filled the Meeniyan Hall and spilled out onto the town’s main street on Friday, to farewell the 79 year old. He died as a result of a […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Community,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 »

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