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Wonthaggi car show to raise funds for Diabetes Victoria

ON Sunday, September 29, you’ll see an array of classics, customs and motor enthusiasts at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve on Korumburra Road, Wonthaggi – all raising funds for Diabetes Victoria. The non-alcohol, family-friendly event hosted by Tony Ludgate invites cars and bikes into the

Wildcats’ 12 Boys are now VJBL Premiers

WHAT a fantastic way to finish the VJBL season with our Wildcats 12 Boys taking out the Division 2 VJBL Premiership and our 14 Girls Division 2 runners-up. The Wildcats had huge support at Dandenong Stadium, surrounding nearly three quarters of the court, as

Preserving and protecting the legacy of Bass veterans

AS part of the Victorian Government Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program, the Archies Creek Hall was successful in achieving a significant grant to restore and create a memorial display for the Archies Creek and Ryanston State School Honour Rolls.

Coping with stress on the farm

By Kirra Grimes THE importance of social connection for wellbeing was highlighted at the Dairy Expo in Korumburra last week, with farmers urged to make time to switch off from work and catch up with a friend or loved one as a priority. The

Under 17 netballers save the day for Poowong

THE Poowong A Grade girls played off in the Ellinbank League Grand Final against Catani on Saturday and came up short, 51 to 37. They started off well but with the loss of Stacey Notman due to illness, causing a reshuffle of the defence,

Getting tough on gorse

THE Bass Coast Landcare Network (BCLN) has proven that gorse is not too tough to handle through their efficient gorse management program of 2018/2019. The BCLN obtained a Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT) annual community grant for the second consecutive year, assisting them with their

Leongatha’s first Law Enforcement Torch Run for inclusion

By Kirra Grimes LOCAL police officers, South Gippsland Specialist School students, and participants of adult disability services Interchange, Yooralla, and ‘Connecting2Australia’ took to the streets of Leongatha last week to promote the message of inclusion and acceptance in the town’s first Law Enforcement Torch

Revitalise Leongatha? Not on council’s watch

By Kirra Grimes THEY claim they want to “revitalise” Leongatha, but it’s come to light that the South Gippsland Shire Council has been actively discouraging individuals trying to do just that. Council plans to spend $2.7 million to redevelop the Leongatha CBD, in response

Desperately unlucky Poowong U18s fall short

WHAT a day to finish the season… a grand final with a big crowd, great weather and the Yarragon ground in superb condition; unfortunately in all games, the football scores were low and the standard did not reach any great heights. Poowong’s Under 18s

Century old pipes to go in Wonthaggi and Leongatha

LAST week saw plenty of activity on Wonthaggi and Leongatha’s main streets but it wasn’t all about retail trade. Water authority workers started prep work ahead of a massive project to install new water mains along in Graham Street, Wonthaggi and Bair Street, Leongatha.

‘Magnificent seven’ lead Parrots through

SUCCESS on the football field, they say, is built on a great defence. And Leongatha certainly had that in Saturday’s preliminary final against Moe with Chris Verboon, Col Sanbrook and Josh Schelling leading a magnificent “back seven” that earned high praise from coach Paul

Turn your master bedroom into a personal retreat

THE master bedroom is a place of rest and relaxation; it should be where you go to recharge after a long day. It’s perhaps the only room in your home that you can truly make your own, free from toys, clutter and the noise

New DISCO mowers have all the moves

NEW CLAAS DISCO MOVE 3600 and 3200 mowers can really shake their stuff, with an impressive ‘give’ of up to one metre vertically and 30 degrees laterally, allowing them to work with optimal efficiency and safety in even the roughest of paddocks. Available with