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Lyric production a hit

LYRIC Theatre’s production of Habeas Corpus opened at Mesley Hall in Leongatha, on Friday. Written by Alan Bennett and directed by Jack Millar, Habeas Corpus is a rolling British comedy, which provides the audience with a fast paced plot, with the usual mix of humour, mayhem and mistaken identity. According to Lyric Theatre member, Peter […]

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

CFA urged to move out of retail hub

LEONGATHA traders have called on the Country Fire Authority to not build on future retail land in the town’s central business district. The CFA wants to build a new fire station on vacant land in Bair Street, but traders believe the land is essential to Leongatha’s future commercial growth. That view was backed by South […]

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lightning hits turbine

A TURBINE at the Wonthaggi wind farm was reportedly hit by lightning yesterday (Wednesday). A blade was damaged. Wind farm critic Andrew Chapman called for a safety audit to be undertaken of the wind farm, built in 2005-06.

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sun shines on rally

THE sun shone on the 21st Working Horse and Tractor Rally in Nyora at the weekend. Crowds flocked to see working Clydesdales, sheep shearing, blacksmith forging tools, wood chopping and a wide variety of tractors and stationary engines. There were bushmen in action and pioneer skills, historical society displays and a grand parade. Exhibitors came […]

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

MG stops factory expansion

THE massive expansion of Murray Goulburn’s Leongatha plant has been put on hold. The company’s managing director Gary Helou told The Star that on Friday. When asked if any works were going ahead at the Leongatha plant as part of the 10-year plan started in 2006, Mr Helou replied: “No.” Mr Helou said the expansion […]

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

Bystanders save lives

THE quick thinking actions of bystanders and road workers saved the lives of an elderly couple in Bass last Thursday. An 82-year-old man was driving with his wife northwest along the Bass Highway when he lost control whilst negotiating a left bend. Police reported the car crossed back and forth across the roadway out of […]

March 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Kayaking for a cause

HAVE you ever considered risking it all for charity? Seven intrepid adventurers have chosen to do just that by paddling their kayaks across Bass Strait. They began at Port Welshpool last Thursday and will spend a total of nine days kayaking 300km across a stretch of water known for its dangerous swells and unpredictable conditions. […]

March 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Carbon in spotlight

A LOT has been said about climate change, the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) and farmers, but most of it has been vague and technical. To make the topic understandable, a seminar is being held to provide localised advice for farmers about weather, changing climate and the new Carbon Farming Initiative. To be held at the […]

March 21st, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Olympic swim hope

NEWHAVEN College student Charlee Gough of Bass will swim tonight Tuesday, March 20 in Adelaide for a place on the Australian team to compete at the 2012 London Olympics. Formerly of Inverloch Charlee, 16  and brother Bowen, 13 are the consummate Aussie quiet achievers, but mention swimming and their eyes light up. This sister and […]

March 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

McKnight named in Olympic squad

LEONGATHA runner Kaila McKnight has been selected for the London Olympics. Kaila was informed on Tuesday of the news and was relieved she had made it. The announcement came on the back of her win in the Qantas Melbourne Track Classic and Olympic Trials on March 3. “I’m quite excited and I’m relieved that the […]

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

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