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Farmers receive scholarships

FOUR of 10 recipients of the Victorian Dairy Industry Scholarships hail from South Gippsland. Denise Jones of Leongatha, Max Johnson of Koonwarra, Ilene Page of Mountt Eccles and Rene Richards of Loch all received the accolade. The Dairy Industry Scholarships is designed to encourage selected individuals to support their continued learning within the dairy sector. […]

January 13th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Water tempts sailors

BUDDING sailors have been taking to the waters of Anderson Inlet at Inverloch for a learn to sail program. The week-long event hosted by the South Gippsland Yacht Club teaches children, teenagers and adults the basics of sailing, from tying knots to steering boats. The course is offered by instructors from The Boat Shed, affiliated […]

January 12th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured,Sport | Read More »

Fire destroys shed

A SHED and 60 bales of hay were destroyed by fire at a Ruby dairy farm yesterday (Tuesday). The fire broke out shortly before 8.30am at the Malones Road property. Fire-fighters from Ruby and Leongatha fire brigades rushed to the scene, but there was little they could do, Ruby CFA captain Darren Hardacre said. “The […]

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Gatha’s young cricketers grace hallowed turf

EMERGING young Leongatha cricketers experienced the highlight of their short cricketing careers when they represented the Leongatha Town Cricket Club in a Milo cricket on-field demonstration at the MCG on Boxing Day. The Leongatha cricketers joined fellow participants from around Victoria in practicing their skills during the lunch break of the Boxing Day Vodafone Test […]

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Protestors occupy Wonthaggi

IT MAY not have attracted quite as many supporters as Occupy events in Wall Street or Melbourne, but the Occupy Wonthaggi movement was a step in the right direction, according to organiser Jessica Harrison. There was also far less hostility. The peaceful affair at Apex Park on Saturday resulted in 10 speakers talking about climate […]

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Shellfish threat

THE future of pipis at Venus Bay could be under threat, as thousands of people rush to the coast during the peak harvesting season. Resident Beverley Walker has thrown her support behind a moratorium and more research, saying the pipis are being over-fished as collectors flout bag limits. The Star has also been alerted to […]

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fire risk still high

FIRE brigades have been spreading awareness of bushfires, with informal information sessions over the past few weeks. The sessions kicked off on New Year’s Eve, with the Mirboo North CFA hosting a road accident rescue display and supplying the community with valuable fire information. CFA volunteers and staff helped residents complete their fire plan and […]

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

MADS looks to future

THE scene is set for Meeniyan’s Amateur Dramatic Society’s next big hit as the group steps into the future. Show director Paul Hendry promises the three part show Into the Future will have it all: great acting, dancing, singing, comedy and even some romance. Mr Hendry has been singing the praises of the young cast […]

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Road Reopened

Washed away: Foster Mirboo Road was washed away by torrential rain in June but it is almost good as new again.     FOSTER Mirboo Road is on its way to being fully repaired after being reopened before Christmas. The road which has been closed since June is set to be fully reopened by mid […]

January 5th, 2012 | Posted in Community,News,Rural News | Read More »

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