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Native plants bloom for show

FOR quality native plants to spruce up the garden, the Native Flower Show at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve was the place to be on the weekend. Over two big days, a stunning range of native plants sourced from several local nurseries were on sale for excellent prices. The Australian Plant Society South Gippsland branch has […]

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Fete excitement at St Laurence’s

  THE St Laurence’s Primary School/Parish fete is back on for 2016. This year’s fete will be held this Saturday, October 22, from 9am until 1pm, at the Leongatha school. “After a year’s hiatus, there has been enough parish and school support to get this key fundraising and community engagement activity back on the calendar,” […]

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National forum showcases local feats

SUCCESSFUL partnerships between communities and councils in South Gippsland were the toast of Australia at a national forum at Inverloch last Tuesday, October 11. Representatives of community foundations across the country heard how local councils had worked with community foundations to save the Mirboo North Childcare Centre and also train young drivers in Bass Coast […]

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Theatre fires up at coal mine

  QUITE simply known as The Shed, the new home of the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group represents a whole lot more and is injecting new life and creativity into the State Coal Mine. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, this inspiring performing arts hub continues the “loving and friendly” connection the performing arts has always […]

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Bikes benefit Mirboo North

MIRBOO North became a sea of bikes when thousands of motorcyclists gathered in town on Saturday for the 3rd Blessing of the Bikes and United 4 All Ride. One of the organisers, Sabine Widmer of Inline 4 Cafe, hailed the event a success. “We estimated there to be between 7000 and 8000 bikes here. It […]

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Farmers remain cautious

SOUTH Gippsland dairy farmers are feeling the benefits of a cracking start to spring and a recent lift in international markets, but are remaining cautious about the months ahead. International dairy commodity prices have staged a significant recovery in recent months, as global supply and demand slowly return to a more balanced outlook, according to […]

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Foster pushes for new school

FOSTER is in need of a new primary school as its old buildings continue to deteriorate and cause safety concerns for students and staff. Addressing parliament last Wednesday, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said the school was in a poor state and plans to rebuild must be included in next year’s budget. Built in 1965, […]

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Students escaped tram collision

  BASS Coast Specialist School principal Edith Gray said she was incredibly proud of the students who continued to stay on camp after a tram collided with one of the school’s buses in Melbourne last week. The bus driver was turning to park the bus outside the students’ accommodation on the corner of Collins and […]

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Candidates back rail’s return

MOST candidates in the South Gippsland Shire Council election support the return of rail services to South Gippsland. That is according to a survey conducted by the South and West Gippsland Transport Group. Twenty of the 32 candidates standing took part in the survey, which also asked candidates if they supported the funding of an […]

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Candidates harassed

THE South Gippsland Shire Council election will finish on a sour note as the most controversial campaign in many elections ends when voting closes this Friday. Candidates have told The Star they have been subject to harassing phone messages, and have been stalked in the street and at their homes. They believe opposing candidates and […]

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