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Council’s idea far from rubbish

AROUND 2000 tonnes of waste could be diverted from landfill if the South Gippsland Shire Council introduced a food organics/green organics (FOGO) waste collection service. Council collects around 4000 tonnes of garbage per year and at the last audit in 2017, 44 percent was food waste (by weight). Council’s waste management supervisor Peter Roberts said, […]

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South Gippsland roads revival promised

A COALITION state government would ensure a higher standard of roads in South Gippsland if elected later this year. Shadow Minister for Roads and Infrastructure David Hodgett told The Star last Thursday roadworks were failing soon after construction and that was not good enough. He also suggested roads would be maintained at a level superior […]

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Girl evades kidnap attempt

A GIRL was frightened after a suspicious man attempted to kidnap her in Korumburra on Saturday. The 10 year old was walking alongside Shellcotts Road, about 20 metres behind her 12 year old sister and her sister’s friend, also 12, at around 3pm. The girls were on their way home from playing at a park […]

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New Gatha hub

LEONGATHA’s Bair Street could be home to a community hub featuring a library, a community centre, meeting spaces, an information centre and a cafe. A proposal for the possible project was put forward at the South Gippsland Shire Council community presentation session last Wednesday. Ailsa Brown, who has a proprietary interest in properties at 37 […]

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Welshpool’s garden grows

STUDENTS at Welshpool and District Primary School students were busy right up until the end of term recently. From reading, to practising for the upcoming athletics carnival, there was plenty to do right up until the final bell. The school will send students in grades 3 to 6 to the Foster Secondary College on April […]

April 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Shire urged to support Wonthaggi youth

BASS Coast Shire Council was urged to support the Wonthaggi youth hub at Wednesday’s community connection session. In particular, council was asked to continue to fund the employment of a coordinator to guide the development of the project. YMCA youth hub project coordinator Michael Feehan said Wonthaggi’s young people are crying out for their own […]

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Grantville shows adventurous streak

THE horrendous wind, rain and cold weather didn’t stop the Kernot-Grantville Fire Brigade from putting on the Grantville Adventure Expo on Sunday. Around 60 vehicles entered the car show including utes, four wheel drives and vans. The expo was Kernot-Grantville Fire Brigade’s major fundraising event for the year. “It was a bit quieter compared to […]

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Ladies wow the crowd

THE 64th CWA Gippsland Hills Group exhibition was held in Mirboo North over the weekend, with more than 850 exhibits from 96 members. CWA state branch vice president and Meeniyan branch member Heather Scott said the Gippsland Hills Group exhibition was one of the top group exhibitions in the state. “The exhibition includes knitting, crochet, […]

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Suspense builds for FAMDA’S new thriller

FAMDA is preparing to bring to Foster the exciting contemporary Australian drama, The Web, a suspense thriller by Kate Mulvany. The Web explores the power of the internet, where it takes only a nanosecond to send a compromising photo to thousands and the news, real or fake, can spread in a blink to millions. The […]

April 17th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Leongatha’s Avenue of Honour– growing strong for 100 years

VISITING Leongatha’s Avenue of Honour last Friday that will mark its milestone 100 years in June this year were Vietnam Veterans and Leongatha RSL members Vince Campisi, senior vice president and Colin James, junior vice president. As explained on one of the boards, The Avenue of Honour has been growing and nurtured by the community […]

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