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Community fights for cinema

Cinema wanted: Bass Coast Fine Film Group’s Larry Hills and Marny Javornik want the cinema to remain an important part of Wonthaggi.

THE Bass Coast Fine Film Group appealed for the future of the Wonthaggi cinema at Bass Coast Shire Council’s community question time recently. Representing the group, Larry Hills said the cinema should be seen as of greater value to the town. “After the retirement of (former projectionist) Keith Stevens, the big question was whether the […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Couple finds bliss in island life


THEY once called Leongatha home, but the serenity and natural beauty of King Island called Charles and Ros Pearce for a second stint. Five years on from relocating to the Bass Strait island, spanning 70km long by 26km wide, they are in no hurry to come home to South Gippsland. “We first came here in […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Cancer scare

Phase out chemicals: from left, Wonthaggi’s Liz Glynn, Jessica Harrison and Norm Glynn want to see glyphosate phased out of sensitive areas like schools, children centres and parks to protect the health of people and pets.

WONTHAGGI’S Jessica Harrison wants to see the herbicide glyphosate – a possible cause of cancer – phased out of key areas of Bass Coast Shire. Concerned for the health of children, pets and council workers who could be impacted, Ms Harrison believed glyphosate should not be used in schools, childcare centres and parks. The chemical […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Traffic lights confusing motorists


THE new traffic lights installed in Leongatha have caused some near collisions according to more than one Star reader. The lights were “turned on” just two weeks ago. Leongatha resident Lance Lancaster said he was approaching in his car to a green light on Saturday about midday and proceeded along the Ogilvy Street direction towards […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sick turned away


  PATIENTS are calling for changes to the way the State Government funds hospitals, in the wake of patients being turned away from the urgent care centre at the new $30 million Leongatha Hospital. Patients say they are being diverted to emergency departments at Wonthaggi Hospital and Latrobe Regional Hospital at Traralgon, despite having non-emergency […]

September 27th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rehab centre abandoned

No more: a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre proposed for Loch as been abandoned.

A DRUG and alcohol rehabilitation centre will no longer be built at Loch. The proposal has been withdrawn after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) overturned South Gippsland Shire Council’s decision to issue a planning permit for the proposal. The site mooted for the centre, in Clarence Street, is now for sale. Sankar Subramanian, […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

College walkathon helps many

Contribution: the Hengstberger family Tennielle, Agan, Aylah and Hannah (centre) thanked family friend Luke Ollington (third left), Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College’s deputy principal John Ryan (far left) and justice captains Bradley Denney, Sinead O’Callaghan and Ebony Sartori for raising $3000 to support Aylah.

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College, Leongatha, raised more than $20,000 following its recent walkathon. The original target was $18,000, and the extra funds raised meant more money could be given to the school’s chosen charities. Students chose seven local charities this year and the funds were gratefully accepted at an assembly last Wednesday. Days for […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Dancers just spectacular

Leongatha stars: back, from left, Isla Hickey, Jordan McFarlane, Tristain Noble, Josh Bracecamp and Evy Nye; middle from left, Krystin Rintoule, Chelsea Deering, Tilly Johnson; and front, from left, Lizzie Harms, Grace Allen, Liz Dunn and Nikki Stockdale represented Leongatha Secondary College by dancing in the Victorian State School Spectacular.

  TWELVE talented dancers from Leongatha Secondary College showcased their skills in the Victorian State School Spectacular in Melbourne recently. They had rehearsed since the start of the year and shared an incredible experience on stage. “It was amazing when they walked into Hisense Arena and saw the set up,” dance teacher Linda Hamilton said. […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Ella’s life changing surgery on the way

Winning ticket: Darryl McGannon from Edney’s Leongatha and Ella Morgan from Albury with the winning raffle ticket, belonging to Alison Lester from Nar Nar Goon.

  FAMILY and friends of Albury’s Ella Morgan are aiming to raise $110,000 for surgery that will be performed in the United States of America. Ella requires combined microtia and atresia surgery and the only two surgeons in the world who can perform it are located in California, USA. The people of South Gippsland raised […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Unity to advance ’Burra

Leading the way: from left, promoting the benefits of shopping in Korumburra are Korumburra Business Association’s new president Noelene Cosson and secretary Shirley Arestia.

THE new leaders of the Korumburra Business Association will continue to ensure Korumburra remains a vibrant centre in South Gippsland. The association’s new president Noelene Cosson said the group would work positively with South Gippsland Shire Council to secure the attention the town deserves. “We need to work together and support each other by building […]

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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