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Teddies support camp program

TEDDY bears and Prep students alike enjoyed a teddy bears’ picnic at Wonthaggi Primary School recently. The teddy bears’ picnic is part of the school’s camp program, teaching students to become more comfortable in a camp environment. The program requires students to stay at school a little bit longer, allowing them to adjust to spending […]

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Jo farewells Woorayl Lodge

AFTER managing Leongatha aged care hostel Woorayl Lodge for the past seven years and nursing for more than 60, Jo White retired last Thursday. She celebrated with a high tea with residents and staff. Ms White said her time spent working at the lodge was the happiest time of her life, and that she thought […]

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Brigade unveils memorial rock

A MEMORIAL rock honouring all past members of the Leongatha South CFA was unveiled in front of 50 current members on Saturday night. Long serving members Edwin Millett and Paul Norton shared the honour of cutting the ribbon to unveil the plaque and memorial rock. Captain of the Leongatha South brigade Hilco Zuidema welcomed all […]

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Sales for a cause

  TWO Leongatha streets banded together to raise money for worthy causes on Saturday. Residents of Trease Street and Allison Street held garage sales to raise funds for Water Aid and the Leongatha Men’s Shed. These garage sales are an annual event to help homeowners clear out their clutter and give back to others. The […]

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Sculptures explore Australia’s history

AUSTRALIAN history – man-made and natural – is analysed by the latest exhibition at Gecko Studio Gallery at Fish Creek. Travelling, works with wood and paper by Jan Learmonth of Inverloch is a collection of works that are material explorations of the controversial history and culture of land and water in Australia, the movement of […]

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Hailstones pelt Dumbalk

DUMBALK copped a huge half hour hail storm on Friday afternoon. Lachlan Vandermeer of Dumbalk sent The Star a video via Facebook of the enormous amount of hail he received on his property. Dumbalk resident Peter Lambert’s car and his son’s car was dinted by large hailstones. The hail was so heavy it put holes […]

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Gays rejoice, but MP to vote no

SOUTH Gippsland’s gay community has welcomed the outcome of the Australian same sex marriage survey, which supported legalising marriage between people of the same sex. Ryanston gay man Wayne Moloney was amazed by the result. As a young man, he fled from gay parties raided by police and now aged, 70, is closer to having […]

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State award for Star

THE Great Southern Star has just won the 2017 Victorian Country Press Association award for Journalism- Best Community Campaign for newspaper 2000 to 6000 circulation for its Save Our Town campaign, launched on January 10 this year to help reinvigorate Leongatha. The Star’s general manager Tony Giles was thrilled to accept the award during the […]

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Heroic teenager awarded

  A MIRBOO North teenager has been recognised as a Community Hero for his outstanding efforts to save his father’s life at their Mirboo North farm in July. Paul Mancarella, and his son Douglas, 17, were moving sheep into a shearing shed on a Sunday afternoon, when the father-of-three suddenly collapsed. Realising his dad had […]

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Rail yards review plea

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to modify its proposed design for the Leongatha rail yards. Leongatha Rotary Club and Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry have asked council to relocate a traffic school and also include more parking within the site. Council is proposing to transform the disheveled land between Bair and Long […]

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