Home » Featured You are browsing entries filed in “Featured”

Foster show takes recess for 2019

THE 2019 Foster and District Agricultural Show will prepare for a bigger and better return in 2020, with new secretary Denia Gilheany elected to bring out its best. The show committee agreed for a recess next year due to the ill health of one of its key team members. “We thought it was prudent not […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Mos back men’s health

MOVEMBER is upon us and Wonthaggi’s Josh Plumb has decided to sport the “Chopper” look to mark the month long fundraising event for men’s health. Whilst Josh loves to have a bit of a laugh, his participation in Movember carries with it an extremely important message. Josh was twice diagnosed with testicular cancer over the […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

ABC’s Back Roads reveals Fish Creek

FISH Creek welcomed ABC television’s highly acclaimed program Back Roads last week. Presenter Heather Ewart made her traditional entrance into town with her brown leather bag, this time atop an old jinker cart belonging to Fiona Mottram and local penny farthing rider Ross West. The Fish Creek and surrounding areas are slated for a mid-2019 […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Rain relief

SOUTH Gippsland Water managing director Philippe du Plessis said the past week has seen welcome spring rainfall across all catchments and reservoir levels remain high. Rainfall recorded at South Gippsland Water’s storages from November 17 to 23 was Lance Creek 56mm, Ruby Creek 38mm, Deep Creek 43mm, Little Bass 17mm and Battery Creek 56mm. Water […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mayor to rule with “tough love”

THE new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council, Cr Don Hill, has promised “tough love” to unite the conflict-riddled council. He said he would wield a firm hand in the council chamber to ensure minor disputes do not fester into major divisions. The head maths teacher at Drouin Secondary College said he would enforce discipline […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Seedy station shame

  LEONGATHA’S neglected rail yards are attracting lewd and loutish behaviour, and need urgent attention by authorities. The Star has been told a man recently watched a teenage girl undress in a dilapidated carriage at the rail yards, unbeknown to her until she was informed by police. The Star was told the girl, dressed in […]

November 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cr Don Hill is mayor

Cr Don Hill is the new mayor of South Gippsland Shire Council and Cr Alyson Skinner is deputy, after the mayoral election was held this afternoon. Cr Hill won by one vote ahead of challenger Cr Aaron Brown in a second vote. Cr Ray Argento, who was also a candidate, was defeated in the first vote, receiving […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Crafted creativity in Glen Alvie

AFTER winding through the green hills of Glen Alvie, in a nook on the edge of another hill lays a treasure of rose gardens and quilts. At the open garden event over the weekend at Patchwork Maze, visitors were welcomed by an outdoor gallery of quilts hanging on lines along the path into a home […]

November 21st, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Author wins $60,000 prize

SOUTH Gippsland author and illustrator Alison Lester has won a $60,000 prize for her remarkable contribution to literature. Ms Lester, who has a shop and gallery at Fish Creek, was awarded the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2018 and is the first children’s author to win it. The award recognises a Victorian author whose body of […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Moustaches back men’s health

BASS Coast Health (BCH) is joining the ranks of supporters raising money for men’s health by participating in Movember this November. The ‘Basstaches’, a team of BCH male staff, are competing to have the bragging rights for the best moustache by the end of the month and are seeking donations for their team. Team captain […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Recently Commented

  • brad: Hi Robbie. Would you like your comments to run as a letter to the editor too? If so, we just need your full...
  • robbiemc: The local council should not be wasting ratepayers money to build a rail trail. And more to the point there...
  • tomcummings: The harm caused in our communities by poker machines is well known and well understood, yet the...
  • gigamax1: Ok , so now Wonthaggi SLSC is going to want the same funding. These clubs are within 1 kilometre of each...
  • 01jk: Just wondering what sort of chicken do little warriors eat? Straight from their own coop? Or those which...