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Miss Fisher film comes to Leongatha

FILM and TV producer Fiona Eagger is ready to make a welcome return to the town and the people she loves. In her kitbag she’ll be carrying a very special gift: an advanced screening of Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears. The big screen debut of the popular TV series will come to Leongatha […]

February 11th, 2020 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Creating tourism in Corner Inlet

THE Corner Inlet tourism development project features $14 million worth of tourism infrastructure projects in the Corner Inlet area. Projects included in the development plan are the restoration of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty, the extension of the Great Southern Rail trail from Foster to Welshpool, the dredging of the Toora channel, the Port Welshpool […]

September 11th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Relief for Broadbent

MEMBER for McMillan Russell Broadbent said he was “relieved” after learning he had retained his seat at the Federal Election. “We don’t get excited, we get relieved,” the Coalition MP told The Star. “I’ve lost four election campaigns and won six. So you always go into each election campaign with a feeling of trepidation.” With […]

September 11th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Crash horror

LEONGATHA is mourning the death of popular couple Alan and Elsje Moore, who were killed tragically in a car accident on the Bass Highway on Thursday. Alan, 79 and Elsje, 75, were the parents of well known cricket identities Shane and Brett as well as youngest child Linda. A truck collided with the couple’s car […]

September 11th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Milk money promise sours

THE owner of the Toora milk factory, Dajian Li, has denied allegations a string of tradespeople, businesses and workers were not being paid. The ViPlus Dairy boss also dismissed claims made to The Star that workers were paid cash. Office manager Marion Hannon said the factory was not in financial trouble and would start production […]

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Police claim dog theft hoax

WHILE South Gippsland residents were ready last week to join vigilante groups to protect their pets from thieving gangs, police say no such threat existed. Reports from hysterical online posters like – “Wonthaggi Police caught a guy about 15 minutes ago with 3 dogs in the back. Looks like a white ute, too dark to […]

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cheap fix

A SHOCK new heavy vehicle alternate route has been announced for Leongatha. Instead of travelling along Hughes Street and across an intersection into Long Street, trucks will be forced to negotiate a left turn from Anderson Street into Roughead Street followed by a hard right hand turn into Long Street. Concerns  have already been raised […]

September 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Karmai on stage

WHO would have thought of a theatre show about Korumburra and Karmai the Giant Earthworm? Melita Rowston thought of it, that’s who. The Sydney based writer and performer is bringing her show Hey! Yeah! It’s Molly’s Travelling Worm Show! to Melbourne and is hoping for some Korumburra residents to join the audience. Ms Rowston said […]

August 6th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Post rip off

A KORUMBURRA whistleblower told The Star he was paid just $8 an hour to work for Leongatha’s new parcel delivery contractor. Bruce Witton says he was given $100 cash for his arduous 12 and a half hour workday and forced to use his own vehicle for two hours of the shift. More than five hours […]

August 6th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rocking up charts

FOSTER band Rockenspiele has topped the Triple J Unearthed punk charts with its song Leaving and their tune Rocketship reached number two. The bubble punk trio is made up of three high school chicks from Foster: Kate Facey, 15 and the Barker sisters, Maddie, 15 and Taliya, 14. Not only have they found themselves at […]

August 6th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

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