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Candidate drops by

LABOR candidate Chris Buckingham took to the streets of Leongatha last Tuesday, February 16 to hear the concerns of local voters. The candidate for McMillan travelled around the region throughout the day in his new red caravan, visiting Mirboo North, Leongatha and Korumburra to speak with residents. “Business owners, workers on their lunch break, pensioners […]

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Italy celebrated in Mirboo North

MIRBOO North embraced Italian culture at the 50th Italian Festa on Sunday. An estimated 5000 people turned out to enjoy fantastic food, children’s activities, various market stalls and live entertainment. The family event was free and the children’s activities included a jumping castle, an animal farm and face painting. Live entertainment included a band called […]

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Singers star in Mirboo North

WITH plenty of talent to showcase, this year’s Mirboo North Idol was another success at the outdoor pool on Saturday. The highlight of the event was guest judge Reece Mastin, winner of the 2011 national singing competition The X Factor. “Reece generated a lot of interest and many people were excited to meet him and […]

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Mathew inspires

RESILIENT and brave are excellent words to describe 11 year old Mathew Stannard. The Wonthaggi North Primary School student has had it tough, battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia and Marfan Syndrome – a connective tissue disorder affecting his heart – since he was four years old. Now in Grade 6 and in remission, Mathew is ready […]

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Theatre opens Olivia’s eyes

OLIVIA Winchcombe’s love of theatre has flourished since participating in the Victorian Drama League Summer Performance Project. The camp was held at Allambee in January, and provided Olivia a wonderful insight into the world of dramatic arts. “It was amazing. It strengthened my acting ability and taught me a lot about the theatre community. I […]

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Driving Ella’s ear appeal

ELLA Morgan, 10, is like many happy go lucky children, but behind the good looks and huge smile is a brave little girl putting on a big front. Granddaughter of Jim and Joy Morgan of Leongatha and daughter of son Nick and Bel and sister to Lucy, 5, and Evie, 3, of Albury, Ella was […]

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Funding wanted for mental health facility

WOOLAMAI’S Shirani Perera is a step closer to achieving a rehabilitation centre in Bass Coast. Her petition for a mental health and youth at risk facility was considered at Bass Coast Shire Council’s ordinary meeting last Wednesday. Deputy mayor Cr Bradley Drew supports mental health awareness and backed Ms Perera’s petition. “This is a massive […]

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Leap year fun for Willow

THIS year is a leap year, with this month having an extra day on February 29.  While this will not mean much to most people, to my daughter Willow at Foster, it is her first official birthday as she was born on the last February 29 in 2012.  While Willow will be four, we are […]

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Rates relief plea

VACANT landowners are being charged too much for rates in South Gippsland Shire Council, according to Korumburra ratepayer Paul Richardson. He told council as much at last Wednesday’s public presentation sessions. He told The Star he and his wife Francesca plan to build a home on their 2.84 acre block but could not afford to […]

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Protestors rubbish dump idea

OPPONENTS of a landfill proposed for Leongatha South stood in solidarity against Veolia’s proposal at a waste management forum in Leongatha on Thursday afternoon. The forum was part of a Gippsland Waste and Recovery Resource Group (GWRRG) initiative to develop a 10 year waste management plan for Gippsland. GWRRG told residents it is in the […]

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