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11:04 am | HOLIDAYMAKERS at the Yanakie and Long Jetty caravan parks will soon be subjected to further action by South Gippsland Shire Council if their caravans are not brought up to standard. Council expects annual…

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Safety boost for show »

Safety first: from left, Bass Coast Agricultural Show Committee members Wayne Loughran and Michael Jones show off the new electrical bollards installed by Bass Coast Shire Council before this year’s show.

11:32 am | JUDGING by the crowds, this year’s Bass Coast Agricultural Show was one of the biggest and best yet. It…

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Wonthaggi pays tribute to volunteers »

Standout volunteers: Eric and Nola Thorpe of Wonthaggi were named Citizens of the Year at Wonthaggi’s Australia Day event.

11:29 am |   THE Rotary Club of Wonthaggi commemorated citizens who have served the Bass Coast community, at Wonthaggi’s Australia Day…

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Leongatha Preps fit in »

Smiles for days: from left, Tayah and Molly got creative at their first day in Prep at Leongatha Primary School on Thursday.

11:20 am | NEW Prep students at Leongatha Primary School settled into their new classrooms immediately when they started on Thursday. Prep…

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Leongatha remembers »

Guests of honour: from left, South Gippsland Shire Cr Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks, Victorian RSL president Major General David McLachlan AO, McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, Eastern Region MLC Melina Bath and South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Bob Newton were instrumental in unveiling the Place of Reflection in Leongatha on Sunday.

11:15 am | A NEW honour roll paying tribute to soldiers who served in World War One was opened in Leongatha on…

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Don’t miss Circus Royale »

11:08 am | CIRCUS Royale will be in Leongatha and Wonthaggi this week, promising shows to remember. The circus features international acts at Leongatha Recreation Reserve on February 2 and 3, and at Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve on February 5, 6 and 7. With 20 elite athletes and performers, Circus Royale brings together a combination of acrobatics, comedy and…

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Be impressed: the Reyes family jugglers will impress with their circus skills at Circus Royale performances in Leongatha and Wonthaggi.

Lower prices reflect standard of cattle »

09:42 am | There were approximately 2300 export and 700 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 1500 head week on week. There was an almost full field of buyers present and operating in a solid market. Quality was good in the 1400 steers and bullocks, however the young cattle were quite mixed with secondary and plainer cattle…

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Cattle chat: John Mitchell from Leongatha, left and Barry Redmond from Landmark discuss cattle prices at the VLE Leongatha store sale last Thursday.

Council lays down law »

11:04 am | HOLIDAYMAKERS at the Yanakie and Long Jetty caravan parks will soon be subjected to further action by South Gippsland Shire Council if their caravans are not brought up to standard. Council expects annual site-holders to be compliant by the end of March. Council CEO Tim Tamlin told The Star site-holders at the Yanakie and Long…

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AFL stars draw a crowd »

09:36 am | INVERLOCH was the centre of the AFL universe on Friday night as punters packed the Community Hub basketball court to hear from some of the sport’s biggest names. Jarryd Roughead, Rob Murphy, Dale Thomas and Mark Thompson were held to account by media jockeys David King and Mark Robinson at the Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club…

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Impressive line-up: from left, Mark Robinson, Dale Thomas, Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson, Jarryd Roughead, Robert Murphy and David King were the star attractions at the Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club’s Sportsman’s Night on Friday evening at the Inverloch Community Hub.

Rural News

Cattle chat: John Mitchell from Leongatha, left and Barry Redmond from Landmark discuss cattle prices at the VLE Leongatha store sale last Thursday.

Lower prices reflect standard of cattle »

09:42 am | There were approximately 2300 export and 700 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 1500 head week on week. There was an almost full field of buyers present and operating…

Jan 26 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Youth shine at Dairy Week »

Cow girls: from left, Meeniyan’s Isabella Mackie, Jasmin Mackie and Ruby Mackie enjoyed plenty of success at this year’s International Dairy Week, held at Tatura recently.

09:41 am | THE 17th annual International Dairy Week (IDW) was held from Sunday, January 17 to Thursday, January 21 at Tatura near Shepparton. Locals…

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Meeniyan puts local dairy on the menu »

Dairy essentials: Meeniyan businesspeople Francesco Laera, Felicity Jones and Marty Thomas relish supporting the area’s dairy farmers by using local products in their produce.

09:40 am | MEENIYAN is a small town with a big reputation as a foodie destination, and its local dairy products are at the heart…

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Business

Grab free devices and save water »

Reducing water needs: South Gippsland Water customer service officer Brea Robb with household water saving devices available from South Gippsland Water.

10:07 am | IN the midst of a dry summer, now is a great time to put simple measures in place to save water around…

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Dental fund refreshed for new school year »

Families win: eligible children can receive up to $1000 worth of dental treatments over two years, through the Federal Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule delivered by Medicare. From left, Dr Tonya Kirk, Nenita, 11, and dental assistant Hannah Gray at Inverloch Family Dental.

02:04 pm | SOUTH Gippsland parents have been reminded to take advantage of government funded dental check ups for children before the school year begins.…

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IGA all the way with the CFA » Shop smart for school » Fun in comfort at libraries » New bar stands out » Builder notches up 40 years »
Special dollars: from left, Jonte Arestia, Brandon Berry, Chris Hodges and Michael’s Supa IGA Korumburra store manager, Matthew Hardidge, are only a small part of the huge effort the supermarket makes to support not only the CFA, but the whole community.

IGA supports fire brigades »

10:08 am | FIRE fighting is a community effort and Michael’s Supa IGA more than plays its part in supporting the CFA. The supermarket’s Community Chest process generated funds to the value of…

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