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Going the extra mile

MOTOR enthusiast Adam Trotto from Leongatha Toyota and Honda is going the extra mile to help with all your motoring needs and queries as he approaches his fifth year at the local workshop. Starting out as a motor mechanic apprentice, Mr Trotto recently made the leap into a service advisor role. When asked why he […]

March 27th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Council bullying allegations to be investigated

Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek has asked the Local Government Inspectorate to investigate allegations of bullying within South Gippsland Shire Council, as a result of reporting in The Great Southern Starthis week. The reporting included an account by former councillor Meg Edwards at the councillor crisis meeting in Leongatha last Thursday evening.The minister said this afternoon, […]

March 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Meeting votes to dismiss council

A public meeting in Leongatha tonight overwhelmingly voted to ask Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek to dismiss South Gippsland Shire Council.The meeting was called by the Leongatha Business Association following public concerrns about internal disputes with council and conflicts of interest hindering council’s ability to govern effectively.The meeting at Leongatha Memorial Hall was attended […]

March 14th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Phone outages stress businesses

TOORA businesses have again experienced phone outages following the disconnection to some landline services that started on Christmas. Foodworks supermarket, Prom Coast Hardware and the Toora Newsagency were among the affected businesses throughout the past few weeks. Foodworks have two Telstra lines at their supermarket and speaking to The Star newspaper revealed fax line interference […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Jazz delights Inverloch

THERE was an undeniable buzz in the air as hundreds of locals and visitors lined the streets in wait for the Jazz Festival Parade in Inverloch on Saturday morning. Participants congregated at the Glade in Inverloch in colourful display as they prepared to march past the growing number of spectators forming in the main street. […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Draft code to increase fairness

THE draft dairy code of conduct was announced in mid January following continued consultation with processors and farmers from all eight Australian dairy regions. The eventual mandatory code of conduct is expected to cover about 87 processors and 5800 dairy farmers, and whilst the draft phase continues and the mandatory code is developed, a voluntary […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Art appeals

THE Inverloch Art Show raised funds for Bass Coast Health, at the Inverloch Community Hub over the weekend.

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Pear party goes off

AS soon as the clock struck 10am, the crowds started to pour through the gates of the Heritage Pear Orchid for their eight annual Toora Pear Party on Sunday. People came from all over Gippsland for this year’s event Meryl Agar, team leader of the Pear Party event and president of the Heritage Pear Orchid, […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Women chat over breakfast

WOMEN from across South Gippsland enjoyed an International Women’s Day breakfast on Friday, March 8. From left, Vicki Bradley, Tania Ryan and Anna Anthony enjoyed the event held at Korumburra’s The Borough Department Store. The event featured speakers, music and food, and was hosted by South Gippsland Shire Council

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Car crashes into tree

A CAR collided with a fallen tree on the South Gippsland Highway at Leongatha on Wednesday, March 6. The vehicle driven by an elderly man collided with the tree immediately after it fell. Paramedics attended to the man, who escaped with minimal injuries and was taken to hospital for observation. Police ensured the safety of […]

March 13th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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