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Stony Creek hot-to-trot in first meet

THE heat wasn’t the only blistering aspect of Stony Creek on Saturday, with nine brilliant races setting the track alight at the Stony Creek Racing Club’s first race meet of the season. A crowd of 1,668 racegoers flocked to the course for the ‘Family Day’ meet, enjoying the food, live music and entertainment and races […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Carbis is coach of the year

AFTER leading an injury-ridden side through a tough season and missing out on a third straight premiership by eight points, Leongatha Parrots coach Paul Carbis has been awarded the Gippsland League Coach of The Year award. It’s the first time the decorated coach, who has won two flags with the Parrots, has taken out the […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Dumbalk’s NYE draft delights

SEEING out the year in style, the Dumbalk Country Campdraft Club kicked off its ‘NYE Draft’ on Saturday, with the last of the competition set to end today. Drafters have travelled from around Gippsland, Victoria and other states around the nation to test their skill against each other in a celebration of the end of […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Police blitz the streets

POLICE will be out in force this summer, with an influx of extra cops out on the beat. The extra resourcing will not only allow police to deal with the influx of visitors this time of year, but also respond to unplanned incidents or events, Acting Sergeant Christopher Brinkman told The Star at Wonthaggi yesterday […]

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A feast of food and fun

Friends Varli Blake, formerly of Leongatha and Lynne Roche, formerly of Stony Creek, both  living in Melbourne headed to Phillip Island on Saturday and  savoured the many delights of the Food Truck Carnival at The Shearing Shed. There was a delicious selection of food  including curries, burgers, Greek cuisine, fresh juices and some yummy food […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Rubbish spoils Venus Bay

  RUBBISH is polluting the Venus Bay coast and residents have had enough. They’re calling on authorities to act, with a lack of bins and disrespectful visitors prompting residents to say they have no option other than to pick up rubbish. One of those is Peter Prysten, who said the rubbish problem occurs year and […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Farmers urged to focus on biosecurity

SOUTH Gippsland farmers have learned valuable lessons about the importance of rigorous on-farm biosecurity. During a recent state-wide webinar, Agriculture Victoria’s Dr Jeff Cave shared his recollections of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the United Kingdom in 2001. Dr Cave was deployed to Cumbria – the most severely affected part of the country – […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Our firefighters rush to East Gippsland

IT’S been a balancing act for the CFA brigades. While local equipment and people have been flooding into East Gippsland to help fight the raging fires there, District 9 group officer Greg Carruthers said it was essential there were enough resources maintained here too. “It’s not necessarily difficult, but the time constraints put on use […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Coastal homes in demand

IF you want bang for your buck, South Gippsland has amongst the most affordable coastal real estate – but not for long as property prices continue to climb. With the perfect blend of seaside and country, all within a 90-minute radius of Melbourne, it’s no wonder this once-hidden-gem has become a hot spot for tourists […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Police search for missing fisherman

Police are searching for a man who was swept off rocks in San Remo yesterday. Emergency services were called to Punchbowl Road following reports a large wave swept a man off a rock ledge around 11.45am. It is believed he was fishing with several other men before the incident occurred. The 41-year-old Hampton Park man […]

December 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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