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Racing benefits hospitals

  THE weather might have been miserable but the punters were red hot at the recent Stony Creek Publicans Day, Monday, March 27. Eleven local pubs and venues participated in the Race Clubs Punting Competition, a friendly but competitive day, to determine which pub has the most astute punters. Last year’s winners, the Royal Standard […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Youth celebrated in Leongatha

A FESTIVAL celebrating local opportunities for young people was held in Leongatha on Friday to coincide with National Youth Week. Organised by SalvoCare Eastern and a team from Community College Gippsland, a number of stallholder were invited to Leongatha’s Salvation Army site to promote their organisations and the way they help young people succeed. These […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Paper planes fly into Fish Creek

WIND and ran did not deter talented paper plane pilots at Fish Creek’s tennis courts on Sunday. More than 50 participants took part in the paper plane competition as part of the Seachange Festival. The competition tested planes for accuracy and distance. Children competed in an under 7 section and eight to 14 year old […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha principal retires

  LEONGATHA Primary School farewelled its long serving principal Rob Higgins last week. After serving 27 years as a school principal – 10 years in Leongatha – Mr Higgins will be retiring. However, before his retirement kicks off, Mr Higgins will be accompanying students to China one last time. He has been instrumental in bringing […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Incredible creations at Fish Creek market

THE 2017 Seachange Festival went out with a bang with a highly successful Makers Market in Fish Creek on Sunday. This was the first time the market was included in the festival. “The turnout was great; the market was very well received,” market organiser Liana Casson said. “It was busy from the get go. Everything […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Laneway Festival a winner

WONTHAGGI put on a stunning inaugural Laneway Festival on Saturday. Rain threatened the festival early on, but it wasn’t long before the sun – and the crowds – came out for the event. “We were really excited with the turnout. It’s nice to have something like this happening in our town,” festival organiser and president […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Act now to stop invasion

  INVASIVE species and their management into the future was the focus of a forum held in Toora recently, hosted by the Corner Inlet Blackberry Action Group and the Victorian Blackberry Taskforce. Expert speakers presented to the audience of around 40 landholders on blackberry biocontrol, deer population growth, the good neighbour program and roadside weed […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Virus alert

    SEVENTEEN cases of the deadly Ross River virus have been recorded in South Gippsland between January 1 and March 27 this year. Nine were in South Gippsland Shire and eight in Bass Coast, with 68 cases in all of Gippsland.  The Star is aware of reports in the Fish Creek and Phillip Island […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Seaside living in demand

  THE 2016-2017 summer selling season has been incredibly busy at Venus Bay, with many new people coming to the area to buy properties for residential living or to list as holiday rental properties. Many blocks of land have also sold, with no doubt many new builds to start this year. “We have been quite […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Prime yarding up by 350 head

  Store sale report Thursday, March 30 Steers: K.A., M. & G.E. Smith, Jumbunna, 1 x $1820; A.J. Vuillermin, Doomburrim, 7 x $1820; Gippsland Grazing P/L, 1 x $1740; G. & J. Schepers, Won Wron, 2 x $1730; A.L. & K. Houston, Nerrena, 2 x $1700; Glen Alvie Dairies, Glen Alvie, 1 x $1690. Heifers: […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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