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Another ace shot for Ray

Korumburra’s Ray Ludemia savours his second hole-in-one, a decade apart, this time at the first hole at Korumburra last Tuesday. m014412 IT HAS been positively raining holes-in-one up at the Korumburra Golf Club in recent months with several golfers achieving the feat over the winter.

Silver on the run for Phil Hanley

Phil Hanley shows off his silver medal from the International Triathlon Union grand final in Auckland, New Zealand after returning home last week. J244412 PHIL Hanley arrived home last week with a silver medal from the International Triathlon Union grand final in Auckland, New

A mother’s biggest fear

A local mother was left devastated when her son was withheld by her ex-boyfriend recently. G114412 A WONTHAGGI mother who didn’t see her child for more than a fortnight after her ex-partner refused to return him home has learned the importance of formalised custody

Kitchen award winners, yet again

The team at Leongatha Kitchens and Bathrooms was awarded the overall Kitchen Project winner in the 2012 HIA Building Commission South East Victoria Regional Housing Awards. The team is, from left, Don Bruce, Ben Fitzpatrick, Aaron Perks, Carrie and Dan Bruce, Matt Taylor, Paul

Take a drive at Wonthaggi Toyota and get $20

Sales manager at Wonthaggi Toyota, Sarah Cuzzupi, says the three-day Hybrid drive day this weekend is the perfect opportunity for people to gain a better understanding of the benefits of hybrid vehicles – and collect a $20 gift voucher to shop at Capeview Mitre

Moonya CEO wasn’t pushed, says Neville Goodwin

Barney Hanily, pictured here just prior to the opening of Moonya’s Opportunity Shop in Wonthaggi in September, has left the disability service provider. G094712 By Gav Ross THE chief executive of Moonya Community Services, Barney Hanily, has officially resigned. Long-time member of Moonya’s board

Hunger still burns for Kaila and Drew

Local Olympians Drew Ginn, right, and Kaila McKnight met for the first time at a fundraising night for Beau Vernon hosted by Rob Tesoriero and the Wonthaggi Power Football Club. m244312 SOUTH Gippsland Olympians Drew Ginn and Kaila McKnight have both set their sights

210 acres to be offered by auction

More than 150 cows are milked on this farm which is set for auction on November 23. Xnelders4 LOCATED within 25 minutes’ drive of Leongatha and 15 minutes of Foster, this neat 210 acres is being operated as a productive, smaller scale dairy farm.

Council out on sour note

Supported by a crutch, Cr Barlow delivered incendiary comments targeting local newspapers at last week’s final meeting before a new council is elected this week.G034312 A VITROLIC rant by outspoken Anderson ward councillor, Gareth Barlow, marred the final meeting for the present Bass Coast

Wonthaggi North Primary notes its centenary

Lara Garry, Liana Finnegan and Lilly Hamilton wound fashion back to the early days at Wonthaggi North on Friday. J074312. STUDENTS and staff at Wonthaggi North Primary School kicked off the school’s centenary by dressing up in clothes of yesteryear on Friday. Students from

Baillieu’s road repair money welcomed

When does a pothole stop becoming a pothole and a pot-stretch instead? We’d suggest this example, on the council managed Leongatha Yarragon Road, near the Courts and Colbert and Grays roads intersection, exemplifies the issue perfectly. The road, which has eroded from shoulder to

Max’s $900 a month carbon tax whack

South Gippsland dairy farmer, Max Jelbart was shocked to find that while his electricity usage was down for the month of August, a ‘carbon adjustment’ of $482.75 and renewable energy charges of $420.49 on his latest power bill have seen monthly costs rocket past

Nikki’s on top of the world

Nikki Van Dijk surfs near perfect waves on her way to claiming the ASP Women’s World Junior Title in Bali last week. NIKKI Van Dijk is the toast of the international surfing fraternity after claiming the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Women’s World Junior