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Marijuana facility to open

ON Friday, December 6, history will be made in Wonthaggi, with the grand opening of Medipharm Labs Australia. Medipharm CEO Warren Everitt said the company would be the “first independent cannabis manufacturing company” in the nation.  Speaking ahead of the event, Mr Everitt said the Wonthaggi factory was a “pretty cool facility”. “I’m pretty elated,” […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

CFA video runs hot

Matt Dunn IT’S a video that has quickly gone viral. Last week Leongatha Fire Brigade posted a short video to Facebook, that sparked interest all around the world. As The Star went to print yesterday (Monday), it was fair to estimate the amount of views at well above one million. Footage captured in Rollands Plains, […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Crothers to step down from Burra Foods’ helm

  GRANT Crothers is standing down as the leader of Korumburra dairy processor, Burra Foods. He wrote to suppliers advising that as of December 31, he would step aside as CEO and move to “the less active role of executive director”. “The last 29 years as CEO and managing director have been a wonderful journey, […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Toora to celebrate the roaring twenties

TOORA will bring in 2020 with a roaring ’20s themed ball – the town’s first ball in over 31 years. Think flapper dresses, pearls and newsboy caps for this non-optional fancy dress party to be held at the Toora Community Hall on December 31, 7pm. The cabaret fashioned event – a fundraiser for the Toora […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Artist from The Age visits Yarram

RENOWNED and witty cartoon, caricature and oil painting artist for the Age and Time magazine, Todd Davidson, is holding his first solo exhibition in Yarram. The exhibition, titled Art, Sweat and Tears, spans Todd’s remarkable career crafting works for esteemed news companies and magazines. It will run at Yarram Courthouse Gallery until December 17, and […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

Mother and son survive crash

Brad Lester   A MOTHER and her son escaped with minor injuries after their vehicle rolled down an embankment at Korumburra South last Wednesday. The Korumburra woman, in her twenties, and her three year old son, was driving a Ford Territory south on Korumburra South Road shortly after noon, when it left the road while […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

John was loved by many

MEENIYAN icon John Mackie was farewelled by family and friends at one of the biggest funerals South Gippsland has ever seen. Approximately 1000 people are reported to have filled the Meeniyan Hall and spilled out onto the town’s main street on Friday, to farewell the 79 year old. He died as a result of a […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Hospital loses money and nurses

Matt Dunn   GIPPSLAND Southern Health Service suffered a $1.1 million loss of revenue in 2018/19, on the back of a nurse exodus.   During a sombre AGM last week, board member Duncan Smith said the financial result was “quite in contrast” to the previous financial year, when GSHS recorded a $565,000 surplus. “There were […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Standing ovation for theatre legends

SOUTH Gippsland performers, directors and theatre groups are set to shine again at this year’s Gippsland Associated Theatre Awards after raking in nominations. Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) and Leongatha Lyric Theatre received a remarkable 23 nominations each across 31 categories. Foster Arts Music and Drama Association (FAMDA) also took out an impressive 12 nominations across […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,News | Read More »

Foster to celebrate 150th birthday

THE new year will mark many milestones for Foster, including 150 years since settlement, and will see many events pack out the town’s calendar. The opening of the Foster Historical Society’s 150-year exhibition will head the celebrations on Saturday, January 18, to be held at the Foster Museum and Crawford Hall. But the most anticipated […]

November 29th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

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