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Native flowers grow in popularity

WITH more than 20,000 species of native plants in Australia, their range and beauty is diverse. “The thing some people don’t understand is that Australian native gardens don’t have to be these wild bushes. They can be in flower all year round,” Jenny Sierakowski said. Whether in flower or not, native plants have unique, attractive […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Highway of peril

Brad Lester   KEVIN Scott fears another major accident will happen near his home after a spate of crashes over the years. He lives on the Bass Highway at Inverloch and said the collapse of shoulders on either side of the highway results in flooding after rain. “This causes people to drive in the centre […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

The Star shines more brightly

BUCKING a worldwide trend, The Great Southern Star will be increasing its circulation and will boast more than 20,000 readers in print and online from next Tuesday, October 15 in a new look local newspaper. Since 1890 The Star has been bringing readers the latest news from around the area and that will continue. However […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Surf’s up for Sage

Daniel Renfrey   PHILLIP Island’s Sage Goldsbury will head to the ISA World Junior Surfing Championship for the second time in as many years later this month. The 15-year-old will tackle the surf at Huntington Beach, California, from October 26 to November 3. “I’m very excited, it’s my second year going and I’m really keen […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

It’s Dallas’ Day

Daniel Renfrey   YOUNG gun basketballer Dallas Loughridge will pull on the green and gold at the next FIBA U16s Asia Championships, after being selected as one of Australia’s point guards. She will join five other Victorians as Australia looks to defend its 2018 U16s girls title. The 15-year-old from Bena was overjoyed when she […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Community,Sport | Read More »

Inverloch tree experts branch out

WHILE the leaves clogging your gutters may be out of sight, they shouldn’t be out of mind. For many people, cleaning out blocked gutters is timely, messy and dangerous. Tree trimming experts, Lochie and Sue Jarvis of Inverloch, recognised that many homeowners needed a better and safer solution for their gutter cleaning. As a result […]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Free consultation for sleep apnea in Wonthaggi

DO you suffer from sleep apnea? Help is at hand. Wonthaggi MFS Dispensary is having a free open day on Thursday, October 10 between 10am and 4pm, allowing people to talk to qualified sleep therapists in store.   “A home sleep study is the first step to identifying if the customer has sleep apnea. We […]

October 3rd, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Trees lose out in South Gippsland as homes come first

Brad Lester   THE rate of clearing of native vegetation in towns in South Gippsland has conservationists worried about the future of the region’s pristine environment. Green areas of Inverloch in particular are being swallowed by houses at such a rate that even authorities are anxious. “Certainly the amount of native vegetation that is being […]

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

Inverloch’s life changing concert

WHO knew that by simply enjoying a night of catchy musical theatre numbers it would also benefit the villagers of Tam Lanh, Vietnam. This is exactly what the Change The One annual Concert will do, held October 6, 2pm at the Inverloch Community Hub. Stars of the Australian stage of music theatre and opera have […]

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

Leongatha healthcare thrived in yesteryear

LYN SKILLERN   LEONGATHA’S first private hospital opened in Peart Street in 1903. Miss Caparm-Jones, certificated midwife, announced she was “now prepared to accommodate ladies at her newly–erected private hospital”. Terms were discussed “on application”.  Accident and general illness cases were generally sent to Melbourne hospitals. In March 1907, nurse Florence Good, a member of […]

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

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