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New rail trail shelter unveiled

THE Lions Club of Leongatha officially unveiled new shelter for the Leongatha to Koonwarra section of the Great Southern Rail Trail, last Sunday afternoon. It was officially opened by president of the Lions Club of Leongatha, Mike Touzel, and Lions district governor Mike Payne, followed by speeches from both. The shelter is the work of […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Gearing up for family friendly Show ‘n’ Shine

FAMILIES are invited to join in the fun of the Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine on Sunday, March 3. The unique event offers thrills for the entire family. Not only does it deliver a fascinating car and motorcycle display, but this year it will once again include the popular swap meet and a petting zoo for […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Garlic festival sets new record

THE third Meeniyan Garlic Festival was a smashing success last Saturday at the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve, attracting more than 8000 attendees on the day. Clear, sunny skies drew about 50 percent of the crowds from Melbourne, with about 15 percent reportedly coming from the Latrobe Valley too. The festival featured 100 stalls, cooking demonstrations, entertainment, […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Green light for Leongatha-Korumburra rail trail

A RAIL trail between Leongatha and Korumburra is closer to becoming a reality. South Gippsland Shire Council and the State Government agency responsible for rail land, VicTrack, last Thursday came to an agreement that gives council approval to extend the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra, and ultimately to Nyora and beyond. That […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Blessed by the Pope

ON a recent trip to the Italian capital of Rome, Robyn Yates from Leongatha had the most amazing experience: an audience with Pope Francis. She was joined by husband George, son Dennis, daughter in law Natalie, daughter Lizzy and granddaughter Abbie. “Dennis balloted for tickets (to meet the Pope) before leaving Australia, which in itself […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Dancing for dairying

A MARDAN girl has helped raise the profile of dairying by combining cows with dancing. Ava Privitera’s mother Tanya took this photo of her daughter dressed in dancing attire on her family’s Mardan farm, with their beloved Jersey herd. The photo was submitted to a competition run by Lisa Pellin Dancers in Leongatha, which invited […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Montanah’s brave battle against cancer

FOUR AND A HALF year old Montanah Dubignon is courageously fighting against a rare and incurable brain cancer. The former Korumburra girl was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour on July 16, 2018 and has since undergone two surgeries – her latest one 16 hours long – in an attempt to remove the cancer.  Montanah’s […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Italy celebrated in Mirboo North

ORGANISERS were thrilled as hundreds descended on Mirboo North for the fourth Italian Festa on Sunday. With incredible entertainment, lovely weather and authentic Italian food, the event was a hit. “We had faith that it was going to be a really beautiful day. It was an excellent environment for families to enjoy and people to […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Federal funding needed for pool

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin recently met Mary Baker, one of the Friends of the Mirboo North Pool, to chat about last Friday night’s movie night and the progress of the facility’s refurbishment. With the pool teeming with locals and visitors alike, it was the perfect time to see how important the pool […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Champ breathes new life into BMX track

A NEWCOMER to the region is leading the charge to restore one of Leongatha’s most under used facilities, the Leongatha BMX track. Having lived in Korumburra for only eight months, former state and national title competitor and BMX Victoria A pro, Nathan Evans, wants to get the Leongatha track upgraded to show the possibilities of […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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