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Old fashioned fun

THE annual Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally was held at Nyora on the weekend and gave people an opportunity to experience living history. People could see Clydesdales performing farm work, the popular tractor pull, a blacksmith at work, vintage tractor and vehicle displays, wood chopping, earthmoving displays and much more. President of the rally […]

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Fete a hit

ST LAURENCE’S Primary School held its annual fete on Friday night and the community turned out in droves to enjoy the evening. There were lambs, chooks, bunnies and more in the animal nursery and children enjoyed lots of cuddles. There was fairy floss and much more to eat, plenty of balloons and treasures to take home. […]

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Tèa’s path to baldness

LEONGATHA Secondary College Year 12 student Tèa Clark will be taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave 2017 to benefit the Leukaemia Foundation. “I’ve planned to do this for a long time now so I’ve adjusted to the idea of having all my hair shaved off,” Tèa said. Tea will be shaving her hair off […]

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Relay raises hope at Fish Creek

DATA showed that in 2015, 193 people were diagnosed with cancer in the South Gippsland shire, with 76 locals losing their lives to the disease. Raising money to combat cancer by furthering research is a big part of the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life, which has been running in Australia since 1999. The third South […]

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Newhaven College to host Arts Learning Festival

NEWHAVEN College will host the Independent Schools Arts Learning Festival next week, as it embarks on a regional tour across Victoria. The festival will be held on Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31. The Arts Learning Festival is organised by Independent Schools Victoria, and celebrates the importance of art and creative thinking in education […]

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Foster rallies behind new school push

THE Foster community has thrown its considerable weight behind a push to rebuild the Foster Primary School, with more than 1000 signatures collected on petitions backing the project. Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien has taken delivery of the petitions and tabled them in State Parliament last week. “This is a fantastic response from the Foster […]

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Council slashes energy costs

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is saving electricity and money across buildings and caravan parks under its watch. Energy efficient and renewable energy projects on council owned infrastructure will have saved more money than invested  by 2018-19. The works are funded by council’s Revolving Sustainability Fund, established with savings of $70,000 a year in avoided energy […]

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Third time unlucky

“YOU’VE got cancer”. Tony Woods has heard these words not once, but three times – and this time, the stakes are higher. Treatment for his previous two cancers caused great financial hardship. He was unable to work and lost his pizza business, and he is facing tough times yet again. A community campaign has been […]

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Rare Ducati stolen by opportunistic thief

A RARE Ducati vehicle was stolen on Grantville-Glen Alvie Road in Glen Alvie on February 25. The extremely unlucky owner of the motorcycle ran out of fuel whist travelling. While the owner attended a nearby petrol station, an opportunistic thief has made off with the bike. As it was secured with a steering lock police […]

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Rates pinch

  THE new South Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to lower rates for commercial and industrial properties in a bid to help small businesses under financial pressure. The Star understands landlords and building owners are facing high rates bills, and are being left with little option but to pass those costs on to tenants […]

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