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2015 IN REVIEW
A TENSE standoff in Shingler
Street, Leongatha came to a head
after a man set a shed on fire and
The 33 year-old surrendered
and was arrested after the siege
lasted several hours.
THE tiny hamlet of Kernot was
left stunned after it was revealed
one of China’s biggest milk com-
panies, the Ningbo Dairy Group,
planned to build a $6m milk pro-
cessing facility in the middle of
Most nearby residents only
heard about the plans just a few
days before submissions closed.
A GRIEVING widow made an
emotional plea to grave robbers
after her husband’s ashes were
stolen from Wonthaggi Cemetery.
LARDNER Lou stormed home
to claim Woolamai Cup glory in
front of 3000 spectators.
The five year-old mare had fin-
ished dead last in its previous
two races and was listed as a $13
chance with bookmakers.
THREE South Gippsland Tour-
ist Rail volunteers were bashed
in what police described as “a vi-
cious, unprovoked and sustained
One of the victims was left in a
critical condition with a fractured
SHIRES were busy preparing
their annual budgets and com-
ing under fire from all quarters;
South Gippsland Shire Council
confirmed it had a $23 million
wages bill, and Bass Coast Shire
Council was under scrutiny for
replacing its two year-old iPads
with new tablets.
WONTHAGGI South residents
were on tenterhooks after a spate
of fires destroyed a number of
homes and sheds in the area.
CFA volunteers were called out
to four separate incidents in one
evening (April 25).
PHILLIP Island’s skating com-
munity banded together to save
a popular ramp at Newhaven
after Bass Coast Shire Council
deemed it unsafe.
KORUMBURRA families cel-
ebrated after it was revealed in
the Federal Budget that the final
$1.6m needed to build the Kar-
mai Community Children’s Cen-
tre had been confirmed.
SHOPPERS and traders were
left stunned when a sedan
ploughed into a shopfront in the
middle of Wonthaggi.
Luckily, nobody was in the front
of the premises at the time and
the elderly driver escaped injury.
THE community was left
Gippsland Shire Council officers
were ambushed and seriously as-
saulted at a private property in
Both men suffered serious head
WORKERS completing a seis-
mic survey on water aquifers
were targeted in an assault.
Damage to the yellow electronic
devices was also reported as the
community’s confusion and fear
over the study, mining and CSG
leases reached fever-pitch.
THREE brothers from Leon-
gatha, including a 10 month-old,
were lucky to be alive after suffer-
ing carbon monoxide poisoning
whilst holidaying on the family’s
boat in Lakes Entrance.
PLANS for a golf course and
accommodation at Punchbowl
Road, San Remo, resurfaced
after Bass Coast Shire Council
extended a planning permit ap-
The project has been on the
drawing board for over 20 years.
waste management company
Veolia selected a quarry in Leon-
gatha South as its preferred site
to dump 200,000 tonnes of Mel-
bourne’s waste per year.
MERE weeks after Aussie surf-
er Mick Fanning had his encoun-
ter with a shark, Glen Alvie’s Matt
Hull fought off a shark near the
Powlett River by punching it in
WONTHAGGI’S Abubeker Mo -
hamed won the Victorian Father
of the Year award.
Abubeker, originally from Er-
itrea, has worked relentlessly to
ensure the best upbringing for
his seven children, while also en-
joying quality time with them in
the great outdoors.
TONNES of slippery potato
chips spilled over the main road
to Fish Creek and Wilsons Prom-
ontory after a stockfeed truck
tried to negotiate a bend in the
road and rolled.
RECOVERING ice addict Becc
Slavin delivered a chilling testi-
mony at an ice forum in Wont-
haggi, attended by close to 400
The forum helped to shed light
on the disastrous state of youth
support services in the Bass
LOCAL bakeries took home a
swag of medals in the 2015 Great
Aussie Pie Competition.
There were medals for gluten
free, pizza, plain and breakfast
A MAJOR shake-up of Bass
Coast’s electoral boundaries was
announced by the Victorian Elec-
The changes mean there will be
two extra councillors when elec-
tions take place in October 2016
and the shire will be carved up
into three wards.
MULTIPLE football clubs were
unhappy with changes to the
structure of the Alberton Football
Netball’s junior competition.
It was announced that a sepa-
rately administered Alberton Ju-
nior Football League would offer
Under 10, Under 12 and Under
14 competitions – phasing out
Under 11 and Under 13 compe-
A FAMILY business was de-
stroyed and a Korumburra wom-
an lost all of her possessions
when fire tore through a shop and
adjoining home in Mine Road.
Authorities deemed the blaze
suspicious and a fundraising ini-
tiative was started to assist ten-
ant Renee Hendry, who lost every-
thing apart from the clothes she
WONTHAGGI was brought
to a standstill when fire spread
through Tank Hill Reserve and
surrounding paddocks, putting
dozens of properties and lives at
Emergency services managed
to bring the blaze under control
after three hours.
What a year!
IT was the year of fire bug fears, disgust over Leongatha dump
plans and a footy team finally breaking a quarter-century premier-
Plenty happened in 2015 – here’s just a smattering of some of
Close to 6000 people were in awe when they watched Monster Trucks and aerobatic motorcyclists at Korumburra Rec
Leongatha brothers Khye, Juhkobi and Kohdie were lucky to be alive after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning.
Korumburra celebrated when it was announced final fund-
ing for the Karmai Community Children’s Centre had been
It was a big year for the little town of Kernot, with the
town banding together to oppose plans for Chinese-owned
milk processing factory to be built in the middle of town.
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