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People power, 4215 sign roads petition

MORE than 4000 people have signed a petition calling on the Victorian Legislative Assembly to properly repair South Gippsland’s roads. The petition began circulating across South Gippsland on February 5 and was wound up on Friday, February 22. Organiser Margaret Denbrok of Leongatha was thrilled with the response. She said she didn’t have to do […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Horrific collision claims life

A LEONGATHA woman died in a fatal collision involving a street sweeper and another vehicle on Thursday. The 59 year old was travelling east along the South Gippsland Highway near Foster North in her Toyota sedan around 8am when her car was crushed by the truck, police said. She was identified by police as Dorothy […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Facebook fury

TWO local businesspeople say they have been defamed on Facebook site, Sth Gippsland Praise and Shame. And while a disclaimer on the site says “business may join and have a right of reply” to negative comments, neither of the businesspeople who spoke to The Star had any idea they had been criticised until told by […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Parents pay more

PARENTS are being asked to pay up to $300 more for their children to attend longer sessions at preschool under a policy of the Federal and State governments. The State Government has chosen to fund 60 per cent of the cost for a child to stay at some kinders for 15 hours a week. That […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Riding to the nationals

LEONGATHA’S Tom McFarlane is making himself a regular in the elite junior cycling scene. He will gain even more experience against some of the best junior riders in the country, starting tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Cycling Australia Junior Track National Championships. The 14 year old will be competing in the Under 17 division, racing at […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Country week carnage

ONLY one win out of four matches at Provisional Country Week has left the Leongatha and District Cricket Association side scratching their heads. Team manager Kristian Gray said the team was ready for a much better result than gained. “We didn’t get off to the best start, the loss early on put us on the […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Show simply first class

THE Foster Show turned on both a brilliant day and a large crowd last weekend, with around 1500 people attending the event. Special guest for the show, singer and comedian Greg Champion, was a highlight on the day, performing a variety of songs for the crowd. He also announced the winner of the Champion Song […]

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Musical marvel at Mossvale

MUSIC for the People at Mossvale Park was another great success this year. Around 1500 people managed to find a comfortable spot in the shade, sitting back to relax and enjoy the variety of music performed at the Berrys Creek venue on Sunday. The Wonthaggi Citizen’s Band, South Gippsland Wind Orchestra and South Gippsland Shire Brass […]

February 25th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Hub needs council’s backing

THE Dumbalk community is hoping to transform the town’s former kindergarten into a community hub. However the Dumbalk and District Progress Association first needs a lease arrangement from South Gippsland Shire Council. The kinder was closed in 2006 and since then the building has been used as a base for reunions, adult education and meeting […]

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

International affair at LDCA

IMPORTED cricketers are becoming a common occurrence in the Leongatha and District Cricket Association, much to the delight of fellow players. Cricketers from all over the globe can be seen on the field at your average LDCA A Grade match. Sri Lankan Udura Weerasinghe hits big and bowls true for the Korumburra Cobras, while his […]

February 19th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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