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Lance Creek wins roundabout at last


THE Lance Creek community is thrilled to have received confirmation of a new roundabout at a dangerous intersection. The State Government confirmed it would install a roundabout at the intersection of Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, Glen Alvie Road, West Creek Road and Lance Creek Road in early 2017. “It’s been a long time coming,” Glen Alvie farmer […]

November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Golden spade launches dream

Golden day: front, from left, Tyler Mortimer, Maeve Butler, Archie Simcock, Kaiya Muranty and Alex Beach gather around the golden spade as the first sod is turned to mark the official start of construction of the new Karmai Community Children’s Centre.
Back, from left, centre vice president Rebecca Marriott; Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien; McMillan MP Russell Broadbent; centre president Bronwyn Beach; South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Bob Newton; and Eastern Victoria Region MLC Daniel Mulino.

CONSTRUCTION began on Korumburra’s $5.3 million Karmai Community Children’s Centre on Friday. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent, who fought hard for the federal funds contributed to the project, turned the first symbolic sod with a gleaming golden shovel. The centre will be a purpose built facility offering 120 new places for child care, kindergarten and out […]

November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Smart idea to care for teens

Innovative teen: Georgie Preston of Leongatha South is one of five national finalists vying to win an app design competition. She has created a concept for an app to link and inform teenage diabetics.

GEORGIE Preston knows of the challenges of living with type one diabetes. She has fainted, felt isolated and struggled with maintaining blood sugar levels while enduring the stress of completing Year 12. The 17 year old from Leongatha South has channelled her experiences into designing an app for mobile phones that will connect diabetic teenagers […]

November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Surfside safety fears

Bass Coast

  INVERLOCH residents claim having chicanes along their popular coastal road will not help slow down traffic. Residents along Surf Parade had hoped the chicanes would be removed before summer hits. Bass Coast Shire Council has voted to keep the chicanes and speed humps, but a few adjustments will be made, as advised by an […]

November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

“Scum bag” flogs flag

Insulting theft: Ray Pearson of Leongatha, a loyal Aussie, cannot believe a thief stole one of his many beloved Australian flags from his carport.

THE thief who stole an Australian flag from the house of a patriotic Leongatha man has been accused of treason. Ray Pearson was furious when he discovered his beloved flag had been taken from his carport overnight on November 16. “I hope the wind blows hard and wraps the flag around your neck and chokes […]

November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Leongatha family saved from blaze

We’re safe: happy to have all escaped a potential deadly house fire were, from left, Emily Hollier, Gary Ponder, hero cat ‘Shadow’, Sharon Hollier and Kiara Hollier.

AN eight year old male Persian cat named ‘Shadow’ came to the rescue of a family of four and saved their lives, after fire almost engulfed their home in Leongatha’s Worthy Street early on Sunday morning. The house was occupied by Sharon Hollier, her friend Gary Ponder, and children Kiara Hollier, 12, and Emily Hollier, […]

November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

State accolades for Star

Inspiring speaker: Leongatha football club Senior coach Beau Vernon, left, the guest speaker at the Victorian Country Press Association annual conference gave an inspiring address. He is pictured with The Great Southern Star general manager Tony Giles at the Silverwaters Resort at Phillip Island.

GUEST speaker Beau Vernon, Leongatha Football Netball Club’s Senior coach, was a highlight at the 105th Victorian Country Press Association (VCPA) Annual Conference and Awards Presentation Dinner last Friday, November 13 at Silverwater Resort at San Remo near Phillip Island. Beau shared his story with newspaper delegates from all round the state and moved all […]

November 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Rain lifts spirits

November brings rain: David Shambrook stands with his rainfall gauge on his Leongatha property after a rainy start to November.

A WET start to November has buoyed the region in the wake of the one of the driest Octobers on record. Businesses are hoping for more rain to encourage farmers to spend in the traditionally profitable pre-Christmas trading period. South Gippsland Water is yet to be concerned by the lack of rain, with no signs […]

November 17th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Steve steps up as president

Future committee: from left, membership secretary Jenny Rowe, committee member Heidi Marshall, publicity and events coordinator Lynda Western, treasurer Noelene Cosson and committee member Brian Hess at the Korumburra Business Association annual general meeting last Wednesday. Elected president Steve Bone was absent from the meeting.

STEVE Bone has stepped up from his role as vice president to lead the Korumburra Business Association following his election at the groups annual general meeting last Wednesday at the Korumburra train station. Mr Bone takes over the role from David Amor who stepped down after five years in the top job and secretary Lucy […]

November 17th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Dairy factory grows

New menu: Viplus administration officer Sue Harmer, left, and quality assurance officer Dr Nisha Thiruselvam with some of the new products the Toora factory is now beginning to make.

VIPLUS Dairy in Toora inducted 10 new staff members on November 9, bringing the total workforce at the expanding factory to 35 permanent staff. Administration officer Sue Harmer said the new employees are all local residents and will provide a significant economic boost to the town. “Things are really starting to happen. We are expanding […]

November 17th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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