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Trade windfall

SOUTH Gippsland teenagers will have access to first class trade training in their home towns. The Federal and State governments last week approved the $7.745 million South Gippsland Trade Training Centre for the region, to be operational as early as 2015. The funding was provisionally supported early last year subject to further information being supplied […]

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

Playing for Australia

INVERLOCH’S Jesse Boyd is set to be one of the first men to represent Australia in netball. The 29 year old has proudly made the Australian Men’s Netball Team and will be heading to South Africa in October to take on other elite players. “In the week long tournament we will be playing against South […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

Dance with the devil

A PROPOSAL to reintroduce Tasmanian devils to the mainland after years of local extinction could begin at Wilson’s Promontory. The Wildlife Biodiversity Cooperative Research Centre is seeking $40 million over eight years for projects to return areas to pre-settlement ecosystems. One of these projects could see Tasmanian fauna including the devil, the eastern quoll, the […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Too old to post

AT 62, Leongatha’s parcel delivery contractor Ray Joyce claims he has been told he’s too old to deliver. It’s the main reason he decided not to tender for another five year extension on his contract. Aside from that, Australia Post wanted him to do it cheaper than he thought was possible. The new contract is […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Tree slaughter

INVERLOCH is in danger of losing its leafy appeal, with the incidence of tree poisonings rising at an alarming rate. Vandals are boring holes into trees and pouring poison into stumps and roots, with the worst hit areas being along Ramsay Boulevard and in the town’s established eastern neighbourhood. Trees are being killed to make […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Roads Horror

A LEONGATHA man told The Star he feared his son and a mate were dead, after a horror road crash on Thursday night (July 25). Geoff Stephenson had picked up 14 year old son Ethan and fellow Meeniyan-Dumbalk United junior footballer Jackson Smith from training and was driving the boys home when a car careered […]

August 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Horror run on roads: one dead, four injured

POLICE are still counting the cost of last night’s horror run, with one man dead and four hospitalised on local roads. A crash on the South Gippsland Highway on the Koonwarra side of the Tarwin River Bridge near Meeniyan (Thursday, July 25 at about 7pm), involved three vehicles and left a trail of destruction in […]

July 26th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Top Salvo choir here

THE Salvation Army’s premier choir the Melbourne Staff Songsters have been booked for one performance in Leongatha on Sunday August 11 at 2pm. Joining them will be the City of Traralgon Band conducted by Leongatha’s own Captain Martyn Scrimshaw. He said it would be the band’s last hit out before the State Brass Band Championships […]

July 25th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Smith completes China test

“Tough!” That’s how Stu Smith described the gruelling 2000km Tour of Qinghai Lake in China he completed over the past fortnight. Smith spoke to The Star after returning to Australia on Monday. “It was the hardest tour I have ever done by a mile,” he said. Smith finished the tour 69th overall and led the […]

July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

Chris Clements hits 600

CHRIS Clements notched up 600 games with the whistle on Saturday when he took the field for the Korumburra-Bena home game against Kilcunda-Bass. Originally a player, the Korumburra umpire retired from the sport when he was about 30 years old. “I realised I was not a very good spectator, so I took up golf for […]

July 24th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

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