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Race for survival »

Community needs us: Riverside Crafts treasurer Pamela Dunstan is hoping South Gippsland Shire Council will not sell the Tarwin Lower craft shop.

12:33 pm | A CRAFT shop run by volunteers to benefit the Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay communities is unlikely to be sold by South Gippsland Shire Council. Mayor Cr Bob Newton told The Star he…

Aug 23 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Community

Boomerang Bags bounce back »

Making difference: from left, Olivia, Kaatje, Alice and Katelyn show Boomerang Bags made at Fish Creek and District Primary School.

01:19 pm | CHILDREN at Fish Creek and District Primary School have been overwhelmed by community support for their first ever Boomerang…

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Leongatha marks Long Tan 50 years »

Brothers in arms: from left, Barry Heard from Bairnsdale, Col James from Leongatha and Hank Wolswinkel from Kardella at the cenotaph in front of the Leongatha Memorial Hall at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Battle of Long Tan.

01:17 pm |   THE mayor of South Gippsland Shire Bob Newton told those gathered to commemorate the Battle of Long Tan…

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Principal inspires Australian teachers »

Deep thinkers: Wonthaggi Primary School principal Leonie Anstey loves maths and science, and sharing her knowledge with students such as Grade 5 children Kalani, Ania and Alicia.

01:15 pm | WONTHAGGI Primary School principal Leonie Anstey is passionate about numbers. So much so, she was invited to be the…

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Soup’s aroma not the only drawcard »

Yum, yum: from left, Inverloch Community House coordinator Lisa Archibald dines with Michelle Evans of the Department of Health and Human Services, Wonthaggi U3A member Julie Jones, and the department’s Kellie Bertrand and Tania Cake.

01:13 pm | A SIMPLE bowl of soup is bringing the Inverloch community together. Inverloch Community House is running a monthly soup…

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News

Shakespeare’s rude mechanicals »

01:11 pm | FIVE mechanicals (town’s tradesmen) feature in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Although they lack any acting experience, these tradesmen decide to enter a competition to perform a play on the wedding night of the Duke of Athens. Their unskilled performance of the romantic tragedy of Pyramus and Thisby provides…

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Tradies on stage: from left, actors playing the Mechanicals in Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, from left, David Tattersall, Barry Paterson, Jeremy Curtis, Bruce Grainger and Maximilian Sutterluty.

Dairy farmers aim higher »

09:49 am | BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker were good operators when they started as Focus Farmers two years ago. Now they are even better. That’s the assessment of farm consultant Jeff Urie, who facilitated the Focus Farm for the Mirboo North couple. “They were very good to start with, but I think the two things that the…

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Sharing ideas: from left, GippsDairy extension officer Karen Romano caught up with Fiona Baker, Jeff Urie and Bruce Manintveld at the Mirboo North Focus Farm field day.

Race for survival »

12:33 pm | A CRAFT shop run by volunteers to benefit the Tarwin Lower and Venus Bay communities is unlikely to be sold by South Gippsland Shire Council. Mayor Cr Bob Newton told The Star he believed council would not sell the site, which had been among nine earmarked as surplus to council’s needs and recommended by council…

Aug 23 2016 / No Comment / Read More »
Community needs us: Riverside Crafts treasurer Pamela Dunstan is hoping South Gippsland Shire Council will not sell the Tarwin Lower craft shop.

Meeniyan grand final ready »

09:43 am | EXPECT this year’s Alberton Football Netball League Grand Final venue to have the welcome mat out on Saturday, September 3. Meeniyan Dumbalk United FNC officials are delighted to be hosting the league’s ultimate event for the third year in row. While the league had designated Foster as the town to host the 2016 grand final,…

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All hands on deck: Andrew Mackie, Darryl Sinclair and Wayne Cook inspected the state of the oval on Friday afternoon and were more than happy with what they found. With all the experience gained over the last two years the club is confident of staging another memorable Alberton Football Netball League Grand Final.

Rural News

Sharing ideas: from left, GippsDairy extension officer Karen Romano caught up with Fiona Baker, Jeff Urie and Bruce Manintveld at the Mirboo North Focus Farm field day.

Dairy farmers aim higher »

09:49 am | BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker were good operators when they started as Focus Farmers two years ago. Now they are even better. That’s the assessment of farm consultant Jeff Urie,…

Aug 24 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Landholders prepare for action on rabbits »

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09:48 am | THREE workshops are being run to provide landholders with information about integrated rabbit control in the lead up to the release of…

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Beef rises again »

Beef on high: from left, Landmark livestock agents Stuart Jenkin and Eddie Hams and Korumburra South beef trader David Whiteside are keeping an eye on beef prices, which are hitting record highs at the moment.

09:47 am | BEEF prices have been on a meteoric rise for the last 12 months, hitting record highs in recent weeks and they could…

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Chinese investment in Burra Foods approved » Dairy farmers rearing to go » Rain buoys hopes as spring approaches » MG loses out to Bega » Rain music to farmers’ ears »

Business

Come and discover »

Quality fare: Mark Chapman and the friendly staff at Chapman’s Butchery look forward to seeing you and making the most of the Super Thursday specials.
Don’t forget to take your coupon in to receive the great discount offer at 32 Bear Street.

04:59 pm | INVERLOCH’S industrial estate is like no other. There is a mix of businesses meeting the community’s everyday needs and of the variety…

Aug 16 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Chinese investment in Burra Foods approved »

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04:56 pm | BURRA Foods of Korumburra will officially be majority owned by a Chinese company. On Friday, the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) provided…

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Here’s to 50 years of good health » Wine lovers toast a master » Discover trade skills » Training restaurants open for business » Dekkers share knowledge »
Friendly team: Pete Flocas and proprietor Trudy Banks of newsXpress Inverloch, a finalist in the Bass Coast Business Awards.

Strong competition for Bass Coast Business Awards »

05:01 pm | FOR the eighth year running, Bass Coast businesses will be recognised for excellence at the 2016 Bass Coast Business Awards. Entries closed last month and the 19 finalists have been…

Aug 16 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

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