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

Prestigious role for Inverloch’s Ken Lay

INVERLOCH’S Ken Lay AO APM is the 14th Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria. He was sworn in to the role last Thursday by Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, at a ceremony at Government House, Melbourne. Mr Lay has a distinguished career in public service, including as Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police from […]

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

Inventors may help Vernon return to golf

HE’S coached Leongatha’s footballers to a premiership and was recently appointed coach of Phillip Island Football Club. Now Beau Vernon is ready for his next sporting challenge. After a footballing accident left him with quadriplegia, Vernon is taking part in an inventing challenge that could result in the creation of a device to help him […]

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

Park run proves popular

    MORE than 250 people attended the first official Koonwarra Park Run on Saturday, to walk, skip or stroll the five kilometre course along the Great Southern Rail Trail. The event will be held every Saturday, from 7.45am for an 8am start. Event director Ebony Knox started the run in Koonwarra, after seeing the […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Swan champ appointed new Demon coach

EXCITEMENT is building at Meeniyan with news former Sydney Swans champion footballer Stephen Wright has been appointed the Senior coach of the Meeniyan Dumbalk Football Netball Club (MDU)  for the next two seasons. Wright is an AFL Sydney / South Melbourne team of the century member and Sydney Swans Hall of Famer. A real coup […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Venus Bay club named Australia’s best

VENUS Bay Surf Lifesaving Club won the prestigious National Club of the Year award at surf lifesaving’s night of nights in Sydney, New South Wales. In the illustrious surrounds of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the finest surf lifesavers in Australia were recognised at the 2017 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bushlea cow breaks Australasian record

HISTORY was made on Wednesday, October 25 when a cow bred by Bushlea Jerseys of Leongatha South made an Australasian record price for a jersey female of $50,000 during the Global Impact Sales held at Camden Showgrounds, New South Wales. The price smashes a 36 year old record, set back in 1981 by Warwick Daisy […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Chief cop trades badge for beach

IT was a bittersweet day on Tuesday, October 31, for Wonthaggi Police Senior Sergeant Steve Gibson. Mr Gibson put on his police uniform on for the last time for his last day on the job after serving Victoria for more than 39 years. Mr Gibson joined Victoria Police in 1978 and served throughout the state […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Slow down at Koonwarra

KOONWARRA Village School is looking to install a permanent radar speed sign outside the school. Motorists travelling down Koonwarra-Inverloch Road into Koonwarra are failing to slow down to the speed limit when passing the school. Making good use of a Community Grant from South Gippsland Shire Council and school funding, the school has temporarily hired […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Money maker

LEONGATHA could be home to an innovative renewable energy hub that would slash the electricity bills of sporting groups and spin money for the community. South Gippsland Shire Council is awaiting the results of a business case for solar panels on South Gippsland SPLASH aquatic and leisure centre in Leongatha, and other buildings at Leongatha […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

School’s out at Leongatha

YEAR 12 students at Leongatha Secondary College commemorated their last day of school last Thursday by donning fancy dress. With their first exam only a week away, the students blew off some steam as they paraded through the school grounds in their costumes. They enjoyed an egg and bacon breakfast, a humorous awards ceremony and […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Recently Commented

  • 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...
  • juliec: I hope the community can change the plan to log state forest in the Strzeleckis. The Strzelecki forests are...
  • russell: As usual Vicroads ignore their own guidelines… This from their own “Road Guide Notes”...
  • gatha4: Thankyou to The Star for your interest in and support for Aaron and his family. Trista’s Kitchen is...