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Nick Jeremiah showcases photographic art

IT’S a medium often undervalued, but Nick Jeremiah’s work reminds us that photography is an intricate art form. The Venus Bay photographer and designer has collated a selection of his stunning works over the last eight years to display in a local exhibition. Held at Moo’s at Meeniyan, the display highlights seven of his prized […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

South Gippsland leads the way for Victorian kinders

FROM 2020, South Gippsland Shire will become one of only six local government areas in the state to offer up to 15 hours a week of funded three-year-old kindergarten programs. It’s a big change, but one which Leongatha Children’s Centre is ready to embrace. As director Paula Holt assured Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Railway in Leongatha linked us to the world

LYN SKILLERN   THE coming of the railway changed Leongatha and district from a pioneering backwater to a successful agricultural region. From 1891, stockyards were established along the side of the rail line and ever increasing numbers of cattle, sheep and pigs were sent to markets by rail. By the 1920s the railway station was […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Carol’s proud to be a Leongatha local

LEONGATHA born and bred Carol Boag is the deserving winner of the first ever Leongatha Proud competition, a recent initiative to encourage locals to spend their money within the township. She dropped into The Star office last week to collect her bounty – all 500 Star dollars worth – to be spent at participating outlets […]

September 13th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Native birds swoop into spring as breeding season begins

Spring has arrived, meaning breeding season for native birds will soon be underway and swooping of unsuspecting humans and pets will commence. Magpies warbling is one of the most familiar and endearing sounds of Australian wildlife, yet the whirring and whooshing sounds of a swooping magpie approaching fills most with dread. “Bird swooping is part […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

South Gippsland Woodworkers come out to play

IN an area dense with wood variations, South Gippsland Woodworkers are in heaven. “We source a lot of our wood here,” member Teeny Talsma said. For more exclusive wood pieces, members import special species from overseas – especially tree knots. Known as burls, these growths can be valuable and fetch a hefty price. “We hollow […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Leongatha Daffodil Festival attracts thousands

THE centre of Leongatha was bursting with a crowd of several thousands for the annual Street Festival as part of the Daffodil Festival on Saturday. The event saw more than 80 market stalls, rides and music fill Bair and Lyon streets. Visitors enjoyed a demonstration of rock’n’roll dancing by the Gatha Rockers, patted animals, patronised […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Excitement builds for Leongatha Primary School Fete

ASK anyone at Leongatha Primary School and they’ll tell you the same thing: “It’s going to be the best fete ever.” Such is the excitement bubbling away in anticipation of the Friday, September 13 event the children have been literally dancing in the aisle whenever the word “fete” is mentioned. Assistant principal Paris Buckley said […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Past sporting feats will inspire today’s teams

ALAN Sperling and Ian Eddy could never have thought it would be possible: padding up against England’s best cricketers and doing so on home turf in Leongatha. The men were captain and vice captain respectively of a team of the Leongatha and District Cricket Association’s best players that took on the visiting English side in […]

September 6th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Foon wins national photography award

WONTHAGGI photographer Trevor Foon is officially among Australian’s best. He was named 2019 Australian Alternate Processes Photographer of the Year at the prestigious national Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards recently. Mr Foon won the coveted award for a photograph he created using a vintage camera and historic photographic processes. “Because the final image is […]

August 30th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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