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Great library community ideas

I am commenting on the article by the South Gippsland Sentinel-Times (December 3, page 14). I attended two of the feedback drop-in sessions and was witness to a lot of the feedback regarding setting up a new Library in Grantville and hearing the community’s

Hands off our bylaws

I am sure you are aware that the short-term appointment Commissioners of the South Gippsland Shire Council are proposing to introduce many new bylaws. I am aware of only a few of these but from what I can see, these proposed bylaws almost in

Don’t build it in Newhaven

Although I support the development of a significant skate park in the broader area, I am dismayed with the proposal for the Richard Grayden Memorial Park in Newhaven. The motivation for the “Regional Skate Park and Play Space Project” is so obviously singular, with

Brown’s Fertilisers – fast, accurate blends

GIPPSLAND farmers are benefiting from a significant investment at Brown’s Fertilisers in Leongatha that is delivering more accurate blends, more quickly. General manager Conal Wills said the full-service fertiliser business had rolled out computer-operated blending machines to blend and dispatch products “exceptionally fast and

Stunning home, great location

THIS family home is offered for sale for the first time by its proud owner. Perfectly positioned and impeccably presented, this beautifully built residence is in the very sought-after area affectionately known as ‘the dress circle’. This exceptional property comes complete with manicured gardens

Around the Bay 10-12-2019

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle WINTER has continued this week and in fact the weather has been probably worse than some that we did have in the winter. Don’t let the conditions fool you though as several customers have found out over the last

Double hat trick for Whiteside

• C Grade, Division 2 YOU could not ask a bowler for more than OMK’s Michael Whiteside’s effort against Poowong Loch this week at Poowong. The home side batted first, and were looking to set a reasonable score at four for 87, before Whiteside

End of an era for Wonthaggi Secondary College’s McBride campus

THE final classes at Wonthaggi Secondary College’s McBride campus were topped off with the iconic mine whistle going off at 3.30pm last Thursday. It marked the end of an era for the tens of thousands of students, teachers and other staff members who have

How you can support a miracle

IF THE city of Bor, capital of Jonglei State in South Sudan, isn’t in the geographic centre of Africa, it’s near enough to it. It’s a place of over 300,000 people that’s had its share of challenges. Bor was the epicentre of the Second

Newgaven junior girls are softball champions

NEWHAVEN College’s Junior Girls Softball team earned their icy poles battling hot and blustery conditions to become South Eastern Independent Schools Association Champions with a 20-2 win over Beaconhills College – Pakenham. MVP was Ashlee Haringsma who had a great day pitching. Chloe Woollard

New MediPharm cannabis industry opens in Wonthaggi

A BRAND-new cannabis extraction facility in the heart of Wonthaggi will be officially opened this Friday, December 6, with Premier Daniel Andrews making a special visit to attend the event. The MediPharm Labs extraction facility, at 2 Cyclone Street, Wonthaggi, is supplied by cultivation

Trifecta for BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park

BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park has been inducted into the prestigious RACV Victorian Tourism Awards after winning gold in the Caravan and Holiday Park section for the third year in a row. The RACV Victorian Tourism Awards is the tourism and events industry’s annual event

Nikki’s on top of the world again

PHILLIP Island’s Nikki van Dijk has surfed her way into the top division of women’s surfing, the Women’s Championship Tour for next year, by cruising into the Quarter Finals at the season-ending event in Hawaii yesterday. Going up against ninth ranked surfer Malia Manuel