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Enough is enough

Who is going to put up their hand and take responsibility for the abysmal, pathetic and dangerous state of our local roads? Enough of “not our responsibility” excuses or handballing it to the next level. Will it take somebody being killed before “somebody” finally

Australian standards need flexibility

Much to my surprise, I realise I am, to put it nicely, elderly. The world I relate to has been left behind and I am now astonished at the new reality. The result leaves me confused and increasingly critical of the system. Thankfully I

Poowong-Loch’s new recruit arrives

WELCOME to the world of the travelling cricketer; Cameron Oliver arrived Thursday for a season with the Poowong-Loch Cricket Club.  The club has joined a growing list of LDCA clubs giving overseas players the opportunity to experience cricket in a foreign country. Cameron Oliver

Hillberg’s the top ‘Wingman’

CHRISTIE Hillberg was named the overall winner of Netball Victoria’s ‘Wingman Off-court Champion’ competition during a State Dinner in Melbourne last Saturday night.  The Korumburra-Bena premiership coach, Alberton League best and fairest winner and representative took home the coveted award ahead of four fellow

Umpiring and its rewards

THE Leongatha and District Cricket Association’s new season started on Saturday and with that the association’s 16 umpires also cast their eye over the action. The LDCA umpires however, are hoping to attract more people who enjoy the game to come and test themselves

Leongatha Little Athletics returns

Leongatha Little Athletics (LLAC) has returned for season 2013/14, with more than 100 enthusiastic young athletes turning out at the Velodrome Oval last Saturday for the first competition meeting. The club kicked off the year with a life membership presentation to Bev Coulter, who

Take time to smell the roses

IT was smiles all round at Campbell Street, Wonthaggi last week according to Dan Huther from Stockdale & Leggo Wonthaggi. “We were lucky enough to be invited to the ‘changing of the guards’ get together at Gloria’s recently sold home as an introduction for

Prime Leongatha land passed in

A 63 ACRE parcel of land at Leongatha was passed in at auction at $1.6 million. The 63.72 acres of land, which is zoned low density residential over two titles, was expected to surpass that amount, however there were no bids coming from the

Mighty big opportunity knocks

A PRIME commercial site in Inverloch is set down for auction on Wednesday, October 30, right in the middle of Melbourne’s spring racing carnival but it’s unlikely to represent a gamble for prospective investors. In fact, boasting a new 12-year lease with options for

Fishing news, Oct 15

Around the Bay By Craig Edmonds of Jim’s Bait and Tackle, San Remo EVERY week plenty of frustrated people come into the shop telling me how they can’t catch fish but they keep reading or hearing from their mates how they are getting plenty

‘Twister’ destroys dairy expo day

DISASTER hit the South Gippsland Dairy Expo last Thursday morning, shortly before 11am, when a twister ripped through the venue at the Korumburra Showgrounds. With winds gusting at speeds of up to 150km/h, the blast initially brought down the branch of a big Cypress

Wonthaggi SES worked off their feet

EXTREME weather conditions on Thursday and across the weekend have given the Wonthaggi SES their busiest period in over 12 months.  Works included damage to property, including to the Wonthaggi CBD, along with a host of other troubles including fallen trees across the district. 

Record-breaking year for Nature Parks

WITH an increase in visitor numbers and revenue, Phillip Island Nature Parks (PINP) had a record-breaking year, as revealed in the organisation’s 2012-13 Annual Report. Recently tabled in State Parliament, the Annual Report showcases significant environmental and ecotourism achievements for the not-for-profit, self-funded organisation,