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Open gardens at Jumbunna


Jumbunna is staging open gardens this coming Sunday, October 26, from 10am till 4pm commencing at the Jumbunna Hall. Cost $10 for adults. All the proceeds will go to help cover the high overheads of the Jumbunna Hall where the market is held on the first Sunday of the month as well as hosting other […]

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Residents slam dog inaction

Perspectives: Inverloch’s Joan Lucas (right) discusses her views on dogs on beaches with independent consultant Keith Greaves at the informal drop in session on Thursday  morning.

INVERLOCH resident Joan Lucas believes the consultation sessions regarding dogs on beaches are absurd. She is not alone in her view, with many other residents believing the process is a waste of money. Bass Coast Shire council in many people’s views, have gone a complete circle on the dog issue and, many thousands of dollars […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fifty years of history

Presidents: from left, John Murphy, Lola Bailey, Jennifer Hamilton, Robert Sage (current president), John Hyett, Geoff Michael and Ian Lester.

HISTORY took centre stage at the Leongatha Historical Society on Sunday, October 12. Foundation president, John Murphy was invited to cut the cake at the Society’s 50th birthday celebrations. President Robert Sage welcomed members and friends to the lunchtime party set among historic memorabilia at the society’s museum at the Mechanics Institute. Among the guests […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Timor solution for Steve Evans

Water contract: former South Gippsland Water managing director Steve Evans has been instrumental in helping Timor develop drainage and sanitation infrastructure.

FORMER South Gippsland Water managing director Steve Evans has been working to develop drainage and sanitation infrastructure in Timor since July, 2013. There are a quarter of a million people living in Dili with no sewerage infrastructure other than septic tanks and seepage pits. The city floods regularly during the wet season. “There was a […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Money flows for children’s hub

Momentous day: South Gippsland Shire Council CEO, Tim Tamlin; vice president of Karmai Community Children’s Centre, Rebecca Marriott; Member for Eastern Victoria, Danny O’Brien; president of Karmai Community Children’s Centre, Bronwyn Beach; Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan; and mayor, Cr Jim Fawcett examine plans for the new Karmai Community Children’s Centre after Mr Ryan announced a State Government grant of $1.6 million towards the $5.3 million project.

IN what was described as a “momentous day” for Korumburra last Friday, October 10, Deputy Premier Peter Ryan announced a State Government grant of $1.6 million dollars towards the new Integrated Children’s Centre planned for the town. “I have often thought about this day and wondered how it would feel and I can tell you […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dodgy deals

On watch: YMCA skate park supervisor Scott Johnstone keeps an eye on the children from 3.30pm until 6.30pm during daylight savings.

DRUG activity is causing Inverloch parents to worry. While police have said they are unaware of any drug increase, some members of the community claim the Inverloch skate park is a meeting point for drug dealers. Mother of two Caroline Allen said she has heard of it happening between adult dealers and the high school […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

All systems go at Koonwarra

Ready to go: Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan hands over the keys of the new $275,000 Hino  fire truck to CFA Koonwarra captain, Peter Hanily to the great delight of a large gathering of the community’s youngsters.

KOONWARRA CFA was the latest in the district to open its new facilities with the formal unveiling of a spacious station and the official handing over of keys to its new truck, by the Deputy Premier Peter Ryan on Sunday, October 12. With a State Government Rural Fire Stations Upgrade program grant of $220,000 and […]

October 14th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Here to help

Ready to serve: Bass Coast Community Foundation executive officer Kate Dwyer (left) and Mirboo North and District Community Foundation executive officer Derrick Ehmke urge their communities to contact them.

A SMALL gift can go a long way when those little gifts become one. Such is the benefit of donating to community foundations in South Gippsland. Through raising sponsorship for the benefit of locals, the Mirboo North and District, and Bass Coast community foundations are transforming the future for community groups and individuals. The foundations […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Sergeant awarded for bravery

Proud family: Sergeant Daniel Burgess is congratulated on receiving the Clarke Silver Medal (inset) by son Sam.

A POLICE officer who rescued a fisherman from wild seas off Philip Island received a bravery medal last week. Sergeant Daniel Burgess received the Clarke Silver Medal from The Royal Humane Society of Australasia at The Melbourne Town Hall. The award was presented by Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove. On January 14, 2012, Sgt Burgess […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Call for action

Signing up: Riarnne Buckland of Fish Creek signs the Crightons Hill petition at the The Star office in Leongatha.

GIPPSLANDERS have spoken with their pens, demanding safety on a notorious accident hotspot near Leongatha be addressed. A petition to the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, asking for road safety improvements at Crightons Hill, received 1134 signatures. The hill is on the Strzelecki Highway between Mardan Road and Leongatha-Yarragon Road. The petition was circulated throughout Leongatha […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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