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Nepal inspires Bri

BRI Copeland’s humanitarian spirit sent her to Nepal for three months late last year. The now 19 year old had learnt about developing countries in her Year 12 health and human development class at Wonthaggi Secondary College. While she loved being part of the class, she hated that she couldn’t help those in need. Bass […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Fire risk raises alarm

    GRASS as high as four foot tall and growing on government housing and on the side of the highways has caught the concern of the public. Korumburra business owner David Amor believed South Gippsland Shire Council and VicRoads are not properly managing grass and shrubs growing in public areas. “I’m disgusted they’re keeping […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Wonthaggi show battles strong winds

THE show must go on as they say. Despite dealing with wild and wintry like weather conditions on Saturday, show goers filled the showgrounds to see the big range of activities on offer. Hundreds of people attended the show on Saturday, regardless of the weather. Crowds gathered in the undercover seating area to avoid the […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Roadworks delays frustrate drivers

THE latest roadworks on the South Gippsland Highway at Ruby will remain within budget, but will still delay motorists. Drivers have vented their frustration with ongoing works on that section of the highway and the traffic delays they cause. The latest works will repair works completed last year. VicRoads said those works were impacted by […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council land sales far from final

THE controversial sales of council land will be debated by the new South Gippsland Shire Council, as councillors return to business for 2017. Council will meet today (Tuesday) and tomorrow to go through the Council Plan and review strategies for the next four years. Among their looming discussions is the future of the sale of […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Explosion of emotion

LEONGATHA is at risk of losing more businesses without an overhaul of planning and business practices. While the town offers safe living and ample services, with 19 empty shops in the central business district alone and possibly more shops to close, the town’s economy is at a turning point. The Star last week raised concern […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Tourism boost

SOUTH Gippsland’s reputation as a tourism destination is growing rapidly, boosted by iconic  attractions such as Wilsons Promontory. Destination towns such as Fish Creek, Meeniyan and Loch have benefitted from rising tourism, Neil Travers of Waratah Hills Winery, Fish Creek, said provide an alternative experience for visitors. “The towns of Tarwin Valley are all experiencing […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

No sharks sighted

Despite shark sightings at beaches in Port Phillip Bay and the west coast of Victoria in the past week, Life Saving Victoria has not received reports of sharks off South Gippsland’s beaches. Shark sightings by the Westpac Life Saving Victoria helicopter will be posted online at http://emergency.vic.gov.au

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Thumbs up for Karmai

THE new Karmai Community Children’s Centre at Korumburra was full of excitement yesterday (Monday) as the doors were opened to new groups of children for the first time. The $5.35 million project was driven by the community and offers many children’s services in the one location. The centre includes kindergarten, childcare, maternal and child health […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dial a doctor

  SOUTH Gippsland’s health services are turning to technology in a bid to overcome a dearth of doctors in the region. Patients attending urgent care services late at night will soon be consulting doctors in Traralgon via video-conferencing technology. Urgent care centres at Leongatha, Korumburra, Foster and Yarram hospitals will receive mobile video-conferencing equipment that […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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