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Minister’s visit a special century

WONTHAGGI Hospital will hit a century in more than one way, with buildings more than 100 years old still being used and the upcoming multi-million dollar redevelopment marked as the 100th strategic project by the State Government. Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited the hospital last Thursday to tour the site and […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sound shell seeks $150,000

DESPITE receiving $200,000 in the State Government’s Pick My Project initiative, the Inverloch Community Sound Shell is still $150,000 short. It’s a hurdle the community is confident of jumping. The sound shell is a combined project of the Lions Club of Inverloch and District, Inverloch Rotary Club and Inverloch Tourism Association, and will be built […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bush picked for funding boost

THE Pick My Project funding bonanza is to continue with the approval of a bushland reserve development that will move the Inverloch to Wonthaggi trail a step closer to reality. Coined “Wonthaggi’s Hidden Gem”, 11 hectares of remnant bushland neighbouring Carneys Road in Wonthaggi, will be developed in a project spearheaded by the South Gippsland […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ratepayers vent

THE issuing of rates last month has stoked the fires of frustration in ratepayers who believe they are not being heard by the beleaguered South Gippsland Shire Council. A Facebook post by Korumburra resident Cheryl Denham spurred a community meeting at the Korumburra Scout Hall on Monday, October 1 which saw more than 80 people, […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Shire shambles

  TWO former councillors could return to South Gippsland Shire Council after the resignation of a second councillor in a week due to allegations of bullying and intimidating behaviour. The ex-councillors who could make a comeback are Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks and Jim Fawcett, who both told The Star they are considering whether to take on the […]

October 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Superheroes inspire at Bass Coast Specialist School

SUPERHEROES were there to save the day at Bass Coast Specialist School recently. The school saw out third term with a heroic theme to raise awareness for Muscular Dystrophy. National Superhero Week for Muscular Dystrophy is at the start of September. However, Bass Coast Specialist School arranged with the charity to host their week during […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

STEM round robin inspires kids

STUDENTS at St Laurence O’Toole Primary School in Leongatha got the ball rolling on the last day of term as part of a major science, technology, engineering and maths program. The whole of school activity program involved cross-age class groups doing STEM activities including bridge building with marshmallows and Sphero ball coding. Sphero ball technology […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Market success in Inverloch

INVERLOCH was alive with activity over the long weekend and a huge crowd turned out to the Inverloch Lions Community Farmers’ Market on Sunday. Rain threatened the market early in the piece, but the weather held for an enjoyable event. After a day of footy on Saturday, many took the opportunity to take a stroll […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Car show backs children

WONTHAGGI’S inaugural car show attracted around 300 car owners to the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve on Sunday. All proceeds from the event will go towards Bass Coast Specialist School. Car clubs from as far as Caroline Springs supported the show. The local CFA, police and SES also donated their services to give demonstrations throughout the day. […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Justice questioned in Death and The Maiden

LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre Inc’s harrowing and thought provoking performance of Death and The Maiden offers its audience an often forgotten perspective of the aftermath of war. The play opened at Leongatha’s Mesley Hall on Friday night and will have a season of seven performances. Written by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman, the plays shines a light […]

October 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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