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Showing them how it’s done

EMMA Scott, born and raised on her parent’s dairy farm in Wonthaggi, has been involved in showing dairy cattle and the industry for the past seven years. “Through that I get to travel to most royal shows throughout Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Dairy Week and this year, a New Zealand dairy show too,” she […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Daffodils set to impress

EVERYONE is getting excited about Leongatha’s 57th Daffodil Festival next weekend. The Leongatha’s Horticultural Society’s Daffodil and Floral Show is the centre point of the festival and will open its doors to the public on Friday, August 30. Show secretary Margaret Fox is looking forward to seeing the displays. “I think people never tire of […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

McMillan candidates declare their intentions

THE highest number of candidates in at least a decade will contest the federal electorate of McMillan on September 7. Thirteen candidates had nominated by the close of nominations and ballot draw last week. Just five candidates contested McMillan in the 2010 election. Korumburra’s David Amor, representing Katter’s Australian Party, will appear first on the […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Stripped bare – bushfire loophole denuding Inverloch

INVERLOCH is in danger of losing its iconic vegetation as residents appear to be misusing Victorian Government legislation to clear blocks. The revelation follows The Star’s (July 30 edition) report of increasing incidence of tree poisoning to give a sea view and increase property values at Inverloch. The government introduced the 10/30 rule to reduce […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Famous fish to ‘swim’ again

FISH Creek’s famous fish is in desperate need of rejuvenation. Years of being perched atop the Fish Creek Hotel have taken their toll on the now mangy mullet. Venus Bay artist Colin Suggett said the sculpture was originally made for an outdoor exhibition in the quarries of Mount Gambier in South Australia. “I made the […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Hoon attack – school outraged

MARY MacKillop College in Leongatha has again been the target of criminal damage, with a hoon dislodging a post to gain access to a strip of grass near the main oval. The hoon – who entered the grounds sometime between Friday, August 9 and Monday, August 12 – then did ‘donuts’ on the surface, tearing […]

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Drug busts – six charged after regional raids

A 29 YEAR OLD woman will face the Korumburra Magistrates Court after a drug raid on a Leongatha property. She was one of six offenders facing charges locally in recent days. An Inverloch resident was also nabbed in another recent raid, along with more offenders from Wonthaggi. The Leongatha bust occurred at 8.20am on Thursday, […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Milk boom

IT’S absolutely fantastic. That’s how dairy farmer Leo Argento of Leongatha North described Murray Goulburn’s step up price announced last week. “It’s the beginning of a good turn around,” he said. “This spring (the price) is close to 50 per cent more than last spring. “It’s very welcome indeed. It’s good for the local economy.” […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Kardella ignored

A KARDELLA resident is outraged he hasn’t had the Yellow Pages delivered to his property for the last seven years. John Touzel said he has been given the run around by Sensis, the company that run the Yellow Pages. “For seven years I have been trying to get the phone books delivered to rural properties […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Ambo figures fiddled: opposition, union

STATE Government claims a “record number of paramedic shifts” was driving down ambulance response times has been lambasted by the Opposition and the union. Late last week Health Minister David Davis’ office put out generic press releases across the state, claiming extra resources were leading to better times. But Labor’s Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Wade […]

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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