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40 years of twilight netball

LEONGATHA and District Netball Association is celebrating 40 years of twilight competition this year.The twilight netball has been an enormous success for the association since its inception in 1979. A request from junior members to hold a night netball competition was presented and discussed but the majority were not in favour.A trial competition was agreed upon and […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Shock wind-up of AFL Gippsland commission

ACTING chairman of the AFL Gippsland Commission, John Schelling, confirmed to The Star all six board members have resigned from the commission, effective immediately.The AFL Gippsland Region Administration Centre (RAC) will continue to operate in its current format and the changes do not impact on other regions.Mr Schelling said the commission was carrying a long […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Power outfit in top form

IT’S the halfway mark of the 2019 NAB League and Gippsland Power is in pursuit of a grand final ticket.The U18s team is sitting second on the ladder after a resounding win over the Greater Western Victoria Rebels on Sunday. They are two points behind top of the table Dandenong Stingrays and a game ahead […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

West Gippsland dominates

WEST Gippsland beat the Ellinbank by 73 points in the Worksafe AFL Vic Community Championship match played at Yarragon. Ellinbank looked well and truly in the contest when it kicked the first goal of the second half to only trail by eight points but thereafter West Gippsland seized control with seven consecutive goals to take […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

All clubs appeal league’s decision

IT may not be over for Alberton yet. AFL Gippsland has received six notices of appeal relating to Ellinbank and District Football League’s response to transfer applications from Alberton Football Netball League clubs.All six member clubs of the Alberton league submitted appeals against the Ellinbank’s decision to turn down the individual requests to join the […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Champion name for a champion horse

LONG TIME Leongatha residents Ken and Edna Johnston left behind an endearing legacy after their passing.They were known as champions for their commitment to their family and to the community.It seems like fate that their names should once again be in the limelight and its all thanks to a decision by their grandson to name […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Musical breakthrough

TRACKING down Leongatha’s own Josh Gardiner for an interview wasn’t easy now that his career in theatre had taken him across the globe, but eventually The Star found him in China, working on School of Rock the Musical.As if this isn’t momentous enough, Mr Gardiner, who grew up in Leongatha, has just been cast in […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Students first at Wonthaggi SC

AS principal of the largest government school in Gippsland, Darren Parker strives to abide by the mantra “kids first”.Wonthaggi Secondary College welcomed 1400 enrolments at the beginning of the school year and Mr Parker said it was a privilege to watch the school continue to grow.Mr Parker began working for the college as a maths […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Fire brigades to reunite

FOR 75 years, the CFA has protected communities in Kernot, Grantville and Glen Alvie.Past and present members will have the opportunity to celebrate their bravery and community spirit at an anniversary event on Sunday, July 7.In particular, the event will recognise those members who provided 60 years of service.Kernot-Grantville Fire Brigade now has 40 members […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Our coast is on fire

THE property market is booming across South Gippsland and Bass Coast, and Cowes remains the ultimate hotspot.Last year, 282 properties changed hands in Cowes, followed by 248 sales in Inverloch and 175 sales in Wonthaggi.“Coastal areas are particularly popular amongst retirees and couples or families seeking a sea change or a holiday home,” a Real […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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