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Tour De Cure rolls into town

A TEAM of 120 riders, 35 support crew and Channel 7 staff are now riding from Hotham to Hobart. Along the way they made a pit stop for lunch at Leongatha Primary School yesterday (Monday). The riders gave a short presentation on the importance of staying fit, healthy and happy. Former Inverloch athlete Drew Ginn […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Handstands for Hayden

RHYLL’S Hayden Marshall was involved in a horrific accident in September last year. The Newhaven College Year 11 student was practising gymnastics on his trampoline at home when he lost control and landed awkwardly on his neck. He fractured four neck bones, damaging his spinal cord. The 17 year old was immediately airlifted to the […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

CFA honours firefighter turned soldier

WONTHAGGI CFA has received replica wartime medals commemorating a former firefighter killed in World War One. Relatives of Corporal John Sparks presented the Wonthaggi brigade with replica wartime medals on Sunday. A photo of Corporal Sparks hangs on the wall of the Wonthaggi fire station, more than 100 years after he was killed in France. […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

$3m boost for hospital

WONTHAGGI Hospital will receive $3 million to replace aging infrastructure and equipment. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing yesterday (Monday) announced Bass Coast Health would receive just over $3 million through the first round of the government’s new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The $3.088million for Bass Coast will be used to fund: replacement of operating […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Councillors clash over “leaked” email

  TENSIONS from the previous South Gippsland Shire Council have boiled over into the new council. Cr Don Hill is incensed Cr Lorraine Brunt forwarded he email to sent to other councillors to a council candidate, Jim Forbes, and former councillor Jim Fawcett, in November last year. Cr Hill last week obtained a copy of […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cash to splash

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has unveiled a suite of projects that will benefit the region, in an ambitious proposed budget and council plan released last Wednesday. The new councillors are eager to uphold their election commitments to deliver for the shire, with among the goals they have set themselves for 2017-18 being: the mooted redevelopment […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Foster rallies behind new school push

THE Foster community has thrown its considerable weight behind a push to rebuild the Foster Primary School, with more than 1000 signatures collected on petitions backing the project. Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien has taken delivery of the petitions and tabled them in State Parliament last week. “This is a fantastic response from the Foster […]

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

Council slashes energy costs

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is saving electricity and money across buildings and caravan parks under its watch. Energy efficient and renewable energy projects on council owned infrastructure will have saved more money than invested  by 2018-19. The works are funded by council’s Revolving Sustainability Fund, established with savings of $70,000 a year in avoided energy […]

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

Third time unlucky

“YOU’VE got cancer”. Tony Woods has heard these words not once, but three times – and this time, the stakes are higher. Treatment for his previous two cancers caused great financial hardship. He was unable to work and lost his pizza business, and he is facing tough times yet again. A community campaign has been […]

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

Rates pinch

  THE new South Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to lower rates for commercial and industrial properties in a bid to help small businesses under financial pressure. The Star understands landlords and building owners are facing high rates bills, and are being left with little option but to pass those costs on to tenants […]

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

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