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Art to reignite Wonthaggi history

A COLLECTION of more than 600 artworks valued at over $1 million will be transported to and exhibited in Wonthaggi. Collected by Geelong artist Robert Smith, the collection includes works by Noel Counihan, who visited Wonthaggi in the 1930s and captured the town in his social realism works. Bass Coast Shire Council unanimously voted to […]

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Stage curtains steal the show

INVERLOCH Community Hub is now an even better placed to host performing arts productions after new $14,529 theatrical stage curtains were installed recently. The old curtains dated back to the 1950s and were riddled with holes. Bass Coast Shire Council’s hub officer Trish Hogan said, “When we had weddings here, the decorators used to say […]

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Vietnam vets commemorated

  A PHOTO montage now hanging in the foyer of the Leongatha Memorial Hall features photos relating to the battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War. The commemorative montage was bought by South Gippsland Shire Councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks earlier this year and he donated it to the South Gippsland community at a commemorative evening […]

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Firefighters celebrated

  LONGSTANDING firefighters were celebrated at the Kongwak CFA’s awards night held at Korumburra’s Austral Hotel recently. Operations officer Michael Cherry presented service awards representing 150 years worth of service to the CFA. The brigade’s 26 members have provided 582 years of service to CFA and the community, and will strive to continue provide that […]

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Dream show for Lyric

PUTTING the fun into Shakespeare may seem an impossible dream but Leongatha Lyric Theatre has done just that and a lot more in its latest production. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was enjoyed by 90 people when it opened at Mesley Hall, Leongatha on Friday night. In this the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death, Lyric […]

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Community fights for cinema

THE Bass Coast Fine Film Group appealed for the future of the Wonthaggi cinema at Bass Coast Shire Council’s community question time recently. Representing the group, Larry Hills said the cinema should be seen as of greater value to the town. “After the retirement of (former projectionist) Keith Stevens, the big question was whether the […]

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Couple finds bliss in island life

THEY once called Leongatha home, but the serenity and natural beauty of King Island called Charles and Ros Pearce for a second stint. Five years on from relocating to the Bass Strait island, spanning 70km long by 26km wide, they are in no hurry to come home to South Gippsland. “We first came here in […]

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Cancer scare

WONTHAGGI’S Jessica Harrison wants to see the herbicide glyphosate – a possible cause of cancer – phased out of key areas of Bass Coast Shire. Concerned for the health of children, pets and council workers who could be impacted, Ms Harrison believed glyphosate should not be used in schools, childcare centres and parks. The chemical […]

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Sentencing of would be murderer delayed

THE sentencing of a Turtons Creek man found guilty of the attempted murder of two South Gippsland Shire Council workers has been delayed until October 24. Jonas Black was found guilty of attempted murder at the Supreme Court on Friday, June 24. He was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder and of perverting […]

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Traffic lights confusing motorists

THE new traffic lights installed in Leongatha have caused some near collisions according to more than one Star reader. The lights were “turned on” just two weeks ago. Leongatha resident Lance Lancaster said he was approaching in his car to a green light on Saturday about midday and proceeded along the Ogilvy Street direction towards […]

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