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Support high for Leongatha’s Olympian Eleanor Patterson

THE support in Leongatha for local Olympic high jumper Eleanor Patterson is building as the day for lift-off in Tokyo draws closer.

How the shire plans to build on 11,000 jobs

IT’S easy enough to say you’ve got a new Economic Development Strategy that’s going to create “a thriving, diverse and sustainable local economy built on our region’s natural advantages”.

Government doesn’t value country footy and netball enough

  HOW important are country football-netball clubs to the fabric of country communities? Those involved know they are absolutely fundamental. But according to Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien, he doesn’t believe the state government and the health authorities value country football and netball enough.

Positive COVID-19 case in Bass Coast

THERE is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Bass Coast.

Kilcunda community fed up with recurring thefts

THE Kilcunda Community Association (KCA) has been left frustrated and fed up after being targeted multiple times by heartless thieves.

It’s bloomin’ great for business in Bair Street

THE 70 trees that have just been installed in Bair Street Leongatha is one thing but what’s even better news for the town and the local community is the number of businesses, new businesses that have been attracted back to the street.

Stolen bells bound for China

WONTHAGGI police have pulled off an incredible feat after recovering Cowes’ ‘Harmony Bells’ from a shipping container destined for China.

$5.6m contract awarded for ‘Burra hub

THE community hub in Korumburra is now one step closer after a contract for construction was awarded following approval at council’s July meeting. The contract was awarded to 2Construct Pty Ltd for the lump sum amount of $5,643,816 (excluding GST). It covers construction of

Splash of colour in Durham Lane

FOUR local artists have enlivened the Graham Street end, each creating a unique artwork along the laneway complementing the existing artworks already adorning its walls.

$53,000-plus raised for Meeniyan family

MORE than $53,000 has been raised for a Meeniyan family after the mother was diagnosed with cancer after feeling unwell on her wedding day.

Country footy finals thrown into COVID chaos

THE major football competition in the local region, the Gippsland League, has provided a lead to the other leagues locally by declaring an intention to return to competition on Saturday, August 7.

More wild weather on the way for Victoria

  THE Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting another wintry blast to move through the state during the day today and further into the week. And it has already started to build up with the hollowing northerly wind hitting 65km/h at the usually calm

Baby boom in Leongatha

BIRTHS at Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) have hit record levels, with more than 200 babies being delivered in the past financial year.