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Grants totalling $250,000 enhance community

MORE than $109,000 was handed out to 21 organisations last Wednesday night, in round two of this year’s South Gippsland Shire Council Community Grants Program. The 21 supported applications were chosen from a pool of 40 with a total of around $250,000 handed out across both rounds 2017/18. The contribution of council funds will support […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Spending time in the great outdoors

ANOTHER successful program was run at Allambee Camp these school holidays. Although it may be winter and a lot of people shy away from being outdoors, last week a number of children were rugged up and ready for activities at Allambee Camp. “The children really thrived in the outdoor environment and there were no requests […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

JP honoured for 40 years of service

JUSTICE of the Peace (JP) John Fleming was honoured for his 40 years of service at the Wonthaggi Police Station last Wednesday. An award in recognition of his service was presented. Born in Essendon – and spending his early years in Northcote and Doncaster – Mr Fleming eventually found himself in Bass Coast. His long […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Teddies explore the Wonthaggi library

TEDDY bears went on an adventure to the Wonthaggi library on Wednesday. The library held its first ‘teddy bear sleepover’ as part of its school holiday program. Children were encouraged to bring their teddies to the library for an afternoon of fun before leaving their teddies to stay overnight at the library. During the afternoon, […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Theatrical group to celebrate 50 years

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group is turning 50 in 2019. To celebrate, the group has a massive calendar of events planned. The milestone year will kick off with a concert and the launch of a history book in February. Local writer Gill Heal has been working on the book for three years, collaborating with many former and […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Dig deep and support a Korumburra family

THE 2018 Elders Annual South Gippsland Charity Golf Day will be held on Friday, July 27. This year Elders Korumburra and Leongatha will be supporting a local family who unfortunately have been affected by Leukaemia. Noah Belvedere from Korumburra is a 10 year old boy who lives at Korumburra with his parents Rob and Deb […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Works underway for new youth hub

IT may not look like much now, but the old Wonthaggi CFA building will soon be transformed into a vibrant youth hub. Project manager Michael Feehan said it is anticipated the youth hub will be up and running by the end of September. Young people aged 12 to 25 will be able to access the […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Firefighters to honour John Sparks

THE Wonthaggi CFA will honour the life of former member John Sparks in France on August 18. Twelve brigade members and descendants of Mr Sparks’ family will make the journey next month. During the move from the CFA’s Watt Street station to White Road, the brigade had the opportunity to reflect on its memorabilia. The […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Tricky intersection hits raw nerve

HUNDREDS of people have commented on a video about the best way to navigate through arguably one of the most confusing intersections in central Leongatha. The short video on The Star’s Facebook page shows traffic plotting its way through the T-intersection of Anderson, Roughead and McCartin streets across from the Leongatha courthouse. The intersection was […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

House prices grow with demand

STRONG demand from buyers wanting a quieter lifestyle has seen median property prices lift in South Gippsland and Bass Coast significantly in the past 12 months. People are flocking to rural towns like Korumburra, Kilcunda, Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Venus Bay, with demand often outweighing supply. Adam Leys from Stockdale and Leggo Inverloch said since the […]

July 17th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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