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Diamond in the Rough

In 1999, a brash teenager from Leongatha told his teacher he didn’t need to do any homework because he was going to be a champion footballer. If you talk the talk you have to back it up by walking the walk and that’s exactly what Jarryd Roughead did. His retirement from the AFL was played […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Rail trail to Korumburra is closer with rail lease secured

LONG held dreams of major projects in Leongatha and Korumburra are closer to becoming reality. South Gippsland Shire Council has signed a lease with VicTrack to secure use of the rail corridor from Leongatha to Nyora for 18 years. This means the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra, and the […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

South Gippsland Shire Council working to create tourism brand for area

WILSONS Promontory is at the heart of tourism in South Gippsland but it’s not all there is for people to see in the region. That’s why South Gippsland Shire Council is working to create a tourism brand for the area and push towards another of the region’s unique offerings: agritourism. “Agritourism is a big opportunity […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bass Highway claims cars due to poor road condition

A PLEA for roadworks on the Bass Highway to address the pooling of water between Leongatha and Inverloch has fallen on deaf ears. Regional Roads Victoria is not proposing major works to make the highway safer there, despite a 19-year-old Koonwarra man aquaplaning on the highway north of Inverloch yesterday (Monday), near Pound Creek Road. […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch author Terry Guilford defies American internet troll

IT’S indicative of her positive attitude that Inverloch author Terry Guilford would call it “the best 24 hours of my life”. Promoting her book The Dandelion on an author Facebook chat site, another contributor enthused that the work – which has all the essential Hollywood ingredients of betrayal, love and redemption – would be ripe […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wonthaggi leads real estate rise as property boom strikes

LOOKING for a property investment that will offer you more “bang for your buck”? Experts say that Wonthaggi is the hottest ticket in the state. The former mining town is seeing a boom in property values, with median house prices rising from $300,000 to $365,000 in the past 12 months. The figure equates to a […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Support Daffodil Day

SOUTH Gippslanders are being urged to support the Cancer Council Daffodil Day (today, August 23). Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath is encouraging people to buy daffodil merchandise from their local stall. Ms Bath said the Daffodil Day appeal is an iconic fundraising initiative by the Australian Cancer Council which provides hope to many people […]

August 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Focus on the future

A FARMING family with eyes well and truly on the future will be in the spotlight during this month’s Focus Farm open day. The Moon family of Yanakie are building on their dairy legacy to ensure their farm business is sustainable in the current climate and for future generations. GippsDairy’s co-facilitator of the Yanakie Focus […]

August 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Rail trail now closer

THE extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra is closer to becoming a reality. So is the redevelopment of the Leongatha rail yards and also the rail yards at Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Council has just announced it has secured a lease of the Leongatha to Nyora rail corridor from the […]

August 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Eating parmas backs farmers

LEONGATHA pizzeria Serafinos has presented $1200 to Gippsland Farmer Relief for drought stricken Gippsland farmers. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath, who also contributed a personal donation, said Serafinos owners Fred and Mandy Truscio were concerned about mounting pressures on local farmers and wanted to help. “They understood Gippsland farmers were having an incredibly hard […]

August 12th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

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