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Nappy dump disgrace

DIRTY nappies in record numbers were dumped on the Phillip Island foreshore during the school holidays, a source reports. The Star was told by an anonymous source that dirty nappies were a fixture on the foreshoreduring the Christmas / New Year period and becoming a disgusting find for beachgoers. Bass Coast Shire Council told The […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Storm chaos uproots region

A STORM felled trees across homes and roads across South Gippsland last Wednesday evening. Severe wind and heavy rain saw emergency services work with crews from shire councils and VicRoads to attend calls for help. Leongatha State Emergency Service attended 50 jobs from Leongatha through to Dumbalk, Darlimurla, Lang Lang and Poowong. The SES received […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rail yards’ weeds a fire risk

THE unkempt nature of the Leongatha rail yards is leading to a possible fire hazard risk according to local shop owner Anthony Wall. A recent report by The Star highlighted the major maintenance and vandalism problems that plague the rail yard and although weeds have been mowed, the problem of dried out, dead vegetation continues […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Blaze puts Grantville on alert

WITH the 10th anniversary of Black Saturday looming and those terrible memories flooding back, the raging fires around Grantville struck fear into local residents on the weekend. The local fire crews and emergency services worked around the clock to ensure the safety of the local communities around Grantville, including residents of the Adams Estate, Almurta, […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Enrolment boom

ENROLMENTS skyrocketed in local schools across the region as students returned for term one last Wednesday, January 30. Leongatha Primary School accepted a record 565 students, including 12 new students and 94 Preps. Leongatha Secondary College welcomed an extra class of Year 7 with 124 enrolments. Foster Secondary College saw its numbers grow to 262 […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Three centuries for OMK

OMK is on the warpath of a top four finish after a mammoth effort with the bat on Saturday scoring 9/476 off 75 overs. The openers got the innings off to a bright start but it was Daniel Mock scoring back to back tons who made the first century with 110 after opener Jesse Van […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Australia Day celebrated on Koonwarra parkrun course

AUSTRALIA Day celebrations kicked off extremely well for many with a run, walk or volunteer at Koonwarra parkrun in the Aussie bush. Koonwarra has it all – the gum trees, the wildlife, the river, the bridges, the trail, and a thriving community of parkrunners. There were no thongs to be seen. It was too hot […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Dinghies delight at Hub display

THE Inverloch Community Hub hosted a wonderful display of wooden Jack Holt dinghys, Indian motorcycles, model boat builders and the Inverloch Historical Society as part of the Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta display, last Saturday. Model boat builders were on hand to discuss their love and appreciation for the many hours of careful craftsmanship they […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

McFarlane gearing up for cycle tour

LEONGATHA’S Thomas McFarlane will be amongst cycling elite when the Jayco Herald Sun Tour goes through this area today, Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31. But don’t expect McFarlane or any of the riders to wave or stop for a souvenir photo, they’ll be riding at between 40km-60km/h hour so will have their work […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Clinic inspires future netballers

MELBOURNE Vixens goaler Tegan Philip travelled to Wonthaggi to inspire the next generation of netball greats on Thursday. Despite the heat, a fantastic turnout of 60 netballers aged between eight and 14 years old took part in the clinic. The clinic – run by Netball Victoria – included drills to focus on shooting, defending, passing […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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