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Hailstones pelt Dumbalk

DUMBALK copped a huge half hour hail storm on Friday afternoon. Lachlan Vandermeer of Dumbalk sent The Star a video via Facebook of the enormous amount of hail he received on his property. Dumbalk resident Peter Lambert’s car and his son’s car was dinted by large hailstones. The hail was so heavy it put holes […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Gays rejoice, but MP to vote no

SOUTH Gippsland’s gay community has welcomed the outcome of the Australian same sex marriage survey, which supported legalising marriage between people of the same sex. Ryanston gay man Wayne Moloney was amazed by the result. As a young man, he fled from gay parties raided by police and now aged, 70, is closer to having […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

State award for Star

THE Great Southern Star has just won the 2017 Victorian Country Press Association award for Journalism- Best Community Campaign for newspaper 2000 to 6000 circulation for its Save Our Town campaign, launched on January 10 this year to help reinvigorate Leongatha. The Star’s general manager Tony Giles was thrilled to accept the award during the […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Rail yards review plea

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to modify its proposed design for the Leongatha rail yards. Leongatha Rotary Club and Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry have asked council to relocate a traffic school and also include more parking within the site. Council is proposing to transform the disheveled land between Bair and Long […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

New mayor calls for unity

  THE new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council, Cr Lorraine Brunt, has called for “good working relations” among councillors. Her call came after a turbulent year for the new council, with claims of bullying and in-fighting among councillors. “All councillors will have a voice, an equal voice that will be respected and listened to,” […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Toxic times

CR MAXINE Kiel blew up at her fellow councillors when she revealed acts of harassment, disrespect, poor behaviour, tantrums and attacking of free speech by her colleagues. She gave a speech to remember when ending her term as deputy mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. Cr Kiel, of Mirboo North, revealed tantrums by […]

November 21st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Riders take scenic route

ONE of the most spectacular rides in Victoria was held in Inverloch on Sunday, November 12. Hundreds of cyclists and their friends and families from all over Australia were in Inverloch for the 2017 Bass Coast Cycle Challenge (BCCC) and family festival. The BCCC teamed up with the Inverloch Lions Family Festival once again which […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Prowler stalks Koonwarra

KOONWARRA residents continue to remain on high alert, with a prowler still knocking on doors late at night. Reports of the prowler have prompted police to patrol the streets several nights a week in the hope of catching the offender. Worried residents are installing security cameras around their homes in a bid to catch the […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Homes may go

THREE Korumburra homes or one business shed could potentially be demolished by South Gippsland Shire Council and replaced with a community hub. Korumburra residents had the opportunity to speak up about the Korumburra Community Hub plan at a pop in information session hosted by council in the Korumburra Meeting Room last Thursday. Council’s manager of […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Stolen car set alight

POLICE are seeking the public’s help after a stolen car was set alight at West Creek near Wonthaggi on Sunday morning. The gold Holden Commodore was stolen from Lilydale on Saturday and was found ablaze at 12.30am Sunday on West Creek Road. CFA attended and extinguished the blaze. Surrounding grass was burnt. Bass Coast Criminal […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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