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More tourists discover Prom Country

A LONG hot summer and strategic marketing helped South Gippsland Shire Council record an 11 per cent increase in visitors to visitor information centres at Korumburra and Foster. Centre staff assisted 20,508 people with visitor information and accommodation bookings from Christmas Day until the end of April. Local tourism operators are happy with the figures […]

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Gas sparks dental fire

    A FIRE at a dental clinic in Leongatha yesterday (Monday) was contained quickly. Staff extinguished the small blaze, after a gas leak caused an instrument to catch fire. Leongatha and Koonwarra CFA brigades attended as a precaution, as did Leongatha Police. Lyon Street was closed to traffic for about 30 minutes after the […]

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Rising from the ashes – Knight’s Garage to be rebuilt

THE news just keeps getting better for Leongatha with the announcement Knight’s Garage in Bair Street will be rebuilt. Owner Tony Westaway confirmed with The Star work is expected to start mid-year on a rebuild of the historic garage. “The original facade of the building will be retained. I think this adds to the character […]

May 7th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Show us the money

LEONGATHA Primary School could be millions of dollars better off if the State Government signs up to the National Plan for School Improvement, principal Rob Higgins believes. The funding plan comes in light of the 2010 Gonski education review, which advocated for higher school funding. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has given the states until June […]

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Leongatha drug raids

POLICE have smashed a local drug ring after raids on two Leongatha premises last Thursday, May 2. The raids, which involved local members and police from Morwell, were the culmination of a three month investigation. Police believe those offenders – one from one premises and two from the other – were actively dealing from the […]

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Unhappy with budget

NEW South Gippsland Shire councillors Don Hill and Andrew McEwen don’t want the proposed 7.5 per cent rate rise. They say there hasn’t been time to find a solution but they’re hoping to put in an amendment “at the last minute”. They have set up a survey on The Star’s website and invite people to […]

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Aldi “significant”

ALDI’S Leongatha supermarket project is regarded as one “of significance” by South Gippsland Shire Council. And because of that, shire planning director Phil Stone has delegated a team to deal with it. He said recently he hopes the planning application will be fast tracked in a month. In that event, the supermarket will be ready […]

May 7th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

From student to teacher

TWO university students are making another step from pupil to teacher at Korumburra Primary School. Deakin University students Justin Baido and Rachael McGrath are both taking on student teacher roles at the school over a couple of weeks as part of their course. Rachael grew up in Leongatha and is in her third year of […]

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Wedding expo a winner

THE Great Southern Star’s 13th Wedding Expo held last Sunday was one of the biggest yet, attracting visitors from Melbourne, the Latrobe Valley and locally. Expo coordinator and Star advertising manager Joy Morgan said the Memorial Hall looked fabulous and there was a real buzz and excitement for the duration of the expo. “Stall holders […]

May 7th, 2013 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Power light up Parrot Park

Photos courtesy Gerard Bruning@www.fourcornersframing.biz   THE Leongatha Parrots were outgunned on Saturday night by a Wonthaggi team that made the most of its opportunities. Although both teams controlled the game for equal amounts of time, the Power was better in the slippery and windy conditions, with onballer Lee Warnett driving clearances through his hard in […]

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