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Ruby’s Star eyes big prize

A RACEHORSE owned by a Ruby family could contest the prestigious Warrnambool Cup on May 2. King’s a Star won the Stawell Cup on March 31 and the Traralgon Cup on December 9, both worth $50,000. Now the five year old gelding is vying for a spot in the line up of the $200,000 Warrnambool […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Hello China

I DON’T know where to start this story. The usual rule is that an introduction should be 25 words or less, with pretty much everything encapsulated in that tight and punchy summation. But this is a story I’ve lived and one that has immeasurably changed me. It’s not something that is easy to whittle down. […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Relay passes $32,000

THE Dumbalk Relay for Life, held last weekend, will raise more than $32,000 for cancer research. One of the organisers, Walter Aitch, said the event, the seventh Relay in South Gippsland had been a great success, with 20 teams and a total of 385 people registering. About 140 of those did so on the weekend. […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Aldi a hit

WHEN The Star exclusively broke the story ALDI will open in Leongatha last Tuesday morning on its website and Facebook, the news went viral. The story created so much interest that by Monday afternoon, The Star’s Facebook page had received almost 10,000 hits. Leongatha has been given a desperately needed economic shot in the arm […]

April 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Science careers await teens

YOUNG people are being taught about food production in a bid to secure the future of agriculture. Students from Mirboo North and Leongatha secondary colleges are studying the production of milk and transformation into a variety of foods for the Australian and international markets. The Paddock to Plate Project began last Tuesday, when students toured […]

April 17th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Bulls sell well

  AVABUNDY Charolais held its 5th annual on property sale on Monday, April 8. Owned by the McKnight family and located in Buffalo, the stud has been breeding quality charolais cattle since 2006. The sale, which Ryan McKnight said attracted a good crowd of buyers, saw 23 of Avabundy’s registered bulls go under the hammer. […]

April 16th, 2013 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Coal Creek stars

COAL Creek once again became a stage for actors on Thursday and Sunday. Feature movie The Stolen was filmed in the Korumburra park with a number of local actors frocking up for the World War One based production. Around 30 local actors donned costumes to fit the period and paraded around the park. The film […]

April 16th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

CWA winners

MARILYN Mackie of Meeniyan CWA won the individual aggregate at the Gippsland Hills Group 59th exhibition of handicrafts, art and home industries. Maryke Dann of Bena came second and Patricia Griggs of Inverloch CWA third. Their work, together with that of many others, was on display in the Inverloch Community Hub last Friday and Saturday. […]

April 16th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Rescue team ready to help

YOU may not know what a CERT is but if you dial 000 in Venus Bay they could well be the ones saving your life. CERTs or Community Emergency Response Teams are made up of volunteers highly qualified in first aid and emergency response. The Venus Bay area has employed the services of a CERT […]

April 16th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Spotlight on rural land

IS there a future for agriculture in Bass Coast Shire? What will that look like and how can the council manage it? Those questions will be answered by the council’s Rural Land Use Strategy, out in draft form at the end of this month. It follows three years of work including a background paper and […]

April 16th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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