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Long Jetty to officially open – and you’re invited

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council would like to invite the community to the official opening of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty on Friday, June 21 at midday. A Welcome to Country Ceremony will be performed by the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation to begin the ceremony followed by speakers and a ribbon cutting. The Long […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Man’s ride of his life

LEONGATHA is praising a miracle: no one was killed or injured last week when an 86-year-old man hurtled along the McCartin Street footpath for 120m, before levelling the town’s cenotaph and crashing through a roundabout. Police are still investigating the incident, but it appears the Leongatha man was attempting to park outside Thornton’s Bakery at […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rejuvenated Parrots thrash Bairnsdale

A BOOST in player returns saw Leongatha easily dispose of Bairnsdale 128-66 at Leongatha Recreation Reserve on Saturday. Chris Dunn, Pat McGrath, Josh Schelling, James Lloyd and Ben Willis all returned to the side and made a big impact from the first bounce.Coach Paul Carbis was pleased the returning players could propel the team to […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Stars come out for Parrots’ night

MORE than 175 Leongatha Football and Netball Club members enjoyed a night of stories and laughs on Saturday during a special sports night function.Western Bulldogs legend Bob Murphy, Australian cricket legend Darren ‘Boof’ Lehmann, former Australian cricketer John Hastings and Australian netballer Carla Dziwoki all attended the club to meet and talk with Parrots players […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

The cereal pests of Wilsons Promontory

THE signs warned us not to feed the animals at Wilson’s Promontory, the rangers warned us and even my friends warned us, but they didn’t warn us they had a cereal pest on the loose in the shape of Hairy Harry the wombat. Staying at the Prom was always going to present some challenges I […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Lyric takes show to the streets

THE cast of Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Young Frankenstein have had a huge couple of weeks. They gave a sneak preview of the show at the Korumburra Southern Lights Festival and last week bumped into Leongatha’s Mesley Hall. With finishing touches being added to the choreography and acting, the cast is pumped to be closer to […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Invitation to Premier: help Inverloch

PREMIER Daniel Andrews will be invited to inspect Inverloch’s receding shoreline. Friends of the Earth climate change spokesperson Leigh Ewbank said his group had launched an “open letter to the Premier”. “We’re calling with him to meet with Aileen Vening (from the South Gippsland Conservation Society) to have a briefing on the issue,” he said. […]

June 18th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Marion to lead state CWA

A PASSION for helping others has elevated Meeniyan’s Marion Dewar through the ranks of the Country Women’s Association. Mrs Dewar was named state president at the 91st Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc annual general meeting recently. Mrs Dewar said she is looking forward to working with other members to fulfil the aims of the […]

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

Wonthaggi beckons investors

WONTHAGGI is an investor’s dream in the current market. LJ Hooker sales executive Brett Tessari said the market is flying, with high demand for properties and rentals alike. “Sales are going strong and we are looking for new stock,” he said. “We have more people looking to rent than rental properties, so it’s a great […]

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

Record crowd swamps Loch Festival vendors

IT took three months in the planning to stage the 12th annual Loch Valley Wine and Food Festival and even that was not enough. Perfect weather attracted an estimated 5000 to the railway siding area where vendors were lined up to receive them. The hardest thing about the day for visitors was trying to find […]

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

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