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New Beginnings Christian Books and Giftware shares God’s word

CHRISTIANITY is alive and well in Leongatha, and a humble shop that has been servicing the town since 2003 is contributing to that. New Beginnings Christian Books and Giftware in Bair Street sells a variety of Christian-themed items, from cards and books, to DVDs and giftware. Among them are craft items such as banners, journals, […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Leongatha business owners back Leongatha Proud campaign

TRADERS throughout Leongatha have given a thumbs up to The Star’s latest business boost initiative which kicked off on Monday. The Leongatha Proud campaign has been embraced by more than 30 of the town’s key retailers. Their staff will wear a new badge of honour as part of this year’s Leongatha Daffodil Festival and Community […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Medieval life recreated by history buffs in Leongatha

WAR is raging between England and France – in the quaint countryside of South Gippsland. The members of the Leongatha Medieval Society recreate the first half of the One Hundred Years War between France and England from about 1340 to 1400. The passionate historians act out an English mixed archery/infantry company, complete in attire from […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Author Ben Hobson reveals secrets on Snake Island book

DESPITE relocating to North Brisbane some years ago, author Ben Hobson’s heart remains in Gippsland.  The Yarram born writer’s latest fiction work, Snake Island, is a culmination of places and events he fondly remembers from his first 15 years in the area. But due to the nature of the book – a dark thriller that […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Foster Primary School stills seeks more money for rebuild

WHILE the “practical completion” of Foster Primary School’s upgrade was announced by the State Government last week, the school’s search for more money will continue. “It’s been good for the school and it’s something the younger kids love,” acting principal Melissa Phillips said. But behind the scenes, the school is still fighting for more funds, […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Rail trail to Korumburra is closer with rail lease secured

LONG held dreams of major projects in Leongatha and Korumburra are closer to becoming reality. South Gippsland Shire Council has signed a lease with VicTrack to secure use of the rail corridor from Leongatha to Nyora for 18 years. This means the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Leongatha to Korumburra, and the […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

South Gippsland Shire Council working to create tourism brand for area

WILSONS Promontory is at the heart of tourism in South Gippsland but it’s not all there is for people to see in the region. That’s why South Gippsland Shire Council is working to create a tourism brand for the area and push towards another of the region’s unique offerings: agritourism. “Agritourism is a big opportunity […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bass Highway claims cars due to poor road condition

A PLEA for roadworks on the Bass Highway to address the pooling of water between Leongatha and Inverloch has fallen on deaf ears. Regional Roads Victoria is not proposing major works to make the highway safer there, despite a 19-year-old Koonwarra man aquaplaning on the highway north of Inverloch yesterday (Monday), near Pound Creek Road. […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch author Terry Guilford defies American internet troll

IT’S indicative of her positive attitude that Inverloch author Terry Guilford would call it “the best 24 hours of my life”. Promoting her book The Dandelion on an author Facebook chat site, another contributor enthused that the work – which has all the essential Hollywood ingredients of betrayal, love and redemption – would be ripe […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wonthaggi leads real estate rise as property boom strikes

LOOKING for a property investment that will offer you more “bang for your buck”? Experts say that Wonthaggi is the hottest ticket in the state. The former mining town is seeing a boom in property values, with median house prices rising from $300,000 to $365,000 in the past 12 months. The figure equates to a […]

August 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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