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Broadbent opens Middle School

Plaque unveiled: from left, school captain Mitchell Gin, Russell Broadbent MP, school captain Kellie Frilay-Cox, Gea Lovell and school captains Nicholas Hakansson and Zoe Reed were thrilled to attend the official opening of the Newhaven College Middle School on Wednesday.

YOU Raise Me Up, the song performed beautifully by the Newhaven College Boys Vocal Choir at the opening of the school’s new Middle School last Wednesday, personified the elation shared by the college community at the occasion. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent declared the new school officially open. “Where music thrives in a school, you will […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Island rebellion

Fresh start: long time Phillip Island resident businessman and former Phillip Island Shire Councillor Stephen Fullarton has helped formed the Phillip Island Stand Alone group to see break away from the Bass Coast Shire and re-establish a new shire on Phillip Island.

PHILLIP Island has dropped a bombshell on Bass Coast Shire Council, with the Stand Alone group reinvigorated in a bid to break away from Bass Coast Shire and re-establish its own local government body. Disgruntled Phillip Island residents are determined to make this work and group member, former Phillip Island Shire councillor Stephen Fullarton of […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Divers saved

Airlifted: two divers were rescued from Wilsons Promontory National Park after their boat drifted away on Friday afternoon. Photo: Nine News Melbourne.

TWO scuba divers were rescued at Wilsons Promontory National Park on Friday. Three people set out in a boat from Inverloch towards Norman Island and Whisky Bay at 2pm. The two divers were in the water for 45 minutes, while a 65 year old man from Wattle Bank stayed in the boat. While the divers […]

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Car torched

Rapid burn: a paddock bomb, grass and scrub were set alight in Wonthaggi on Sunday.

A CAR was set alight at Wonthaggi on Sunday. The car was used by children as a paddock bomb. They lost control of the car and crashed into the scrub, causing the fire to start. When crews arrived on the scene at Carneys Road, they found the car fully engulfed, and a grass and scrub […]

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Internet win

Future plan: NBN’s Gary McLaren, Liberal candidate for the seat of Bass Brian Paynter, Thorpdale resident Kim Styles, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and McMillan MP Russell Broadbent at the NBN announcement.

THE MCMILLAN electorate will see big benefits from $34 million in funds for NBN’s Interim Satellite Service (ISS), McMillan MP Russell Broadbent said. The money will be used to expand capacity on the satellites, and subsidise extra services. Announcing the upgrade at Pakenham last Thursday with Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Mr Broadbent said the extra […]

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Bikies ruled out

No link: police do not believe bikies are related to the influx of the drug ice into Bass Coast and South Gippsland. A State Government report allegedly states bikies supplied drugs and prostitutes to workers during construction of the desalination plant at Wonthaggi. Bikies photos: News Limited.

AN INFLUX of the drug ice into Bass Coast and South Gippsland is unlikely to be linked to a report that bikies were supplying drugs and prostitutes to desal workers at Wonthaggi. Detectives and Bass Coast Shire Council have hosed down the prospect of any connection, saying ice was simply “cheap and easy to get”. […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch locks the gates

No go zone: Coal Seam Gas Free Bass Coast members and guest speakers Mary Ellen Cantieni, Jessica Harrison, environmental lawyer Ariane Wilkinson, Peter Wonfor, Seaspray representative Kerrin Schelfhout and John Abbott are against coal seam gas mining in the region.

INVERLOCH is saying no to coal seam gas mining. Victoria is experiencing a rush of exploration for unconventional gas and experimental coal projects. Protestors claim the potential compromise of land and water is too great a risk and Inverloch landowners are determined to keep mining companies off their properties. Environmental group Coal Seam Gas Free […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sour milk

Supply and demand: Murray Goulburn suppliers and shareholders Leo Argento, Wooreen, Keith Straw, Fish Creek and Kelvin Jackson, Hazel Park with company chairman Phil Tracy (second from left) at last week’s supplier meeting in Leongatha.

ONE of the region’s biggest economic drivers, Murray Goulburn, has left some of its suppliers feeling unsatisfied following the latest round of shareholder meetings. Talking to The Star following a meeting held in Leongatha last Tuesday, several farmers expressed frustration at the lack of clarity surrounding the company’s controversial capital investment proposal. Leongatha North supplier […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Super station opens in Meeniyan

Grand unveiling: Member for Eastern Victoria Region Andrew Ronalds, left, reveals the plaque to open the new Meeniyan Fire Station with Dean Delany, captain of the Meeniyan CFA.

A FAR cry from the four knapsacks, one water tank and no tanker facility of the Meeniyan Bush Fire Brigade when it began in 1944, Meeniyan now has  brand spanking new $525,000 fire station. The new facility on McKitterick Street replaces the one on the highway built in 1977 at a cost of $8643. The […]

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Jump in

On the table: sharing their opinions were, from left, Jill Plowright and Viv Jones, both of Foster, and Prom Coast Tourism secretary Georgia Wilson with South Gippsland Shire Council’s customer relations manager Christian Stefani.

VOLUNTEERS should be willing to subsidise pool operating costs if they want to keep them open, South Gippsland Shire Council was told last week. Some of the 26 people who attended council’s budget workshops called for greater community involvement in running pools to reduce the financial impact on council. People also called for council to […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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