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No need for two lanes at ‘Burra

KORUMBURRA Business Association had its first 2017 get together for members and prospective members recently. Guest speaker, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Ray Argento, spoke of his aspirations. During a question and answer session that followed, the association learned the library site at the bottom of Commercial Street is still a possible site for […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

NBN disaster unravels

  STRESS levels have hit extreme highs in many South Gippsland households and businesses, as people wonder if they will ever be connected to what is being described as the “disastrous” National Broadband Network (NBN). The Star’s Facebook has been flooded with local residents furious about not having any internet after the NBN was supposedly […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Disability fails to slow Darren

  LIVING with visual impairment is no barrier for Darren Bone when it comes to getting many jobs done. The icon of Leongatha was last Wednesday presented with South Gippsland Shire Council’s Achievement Award for a Person with a Disability. Mr Bone was unable to attend this year’s South Gippsland Australia Day awards so council […]

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

Councillors agree to behave

SOUTH Gippsland Shire councillors can now get on with the job of governing after signing a code of conduct they all agreed on, last Wednesday. Council held yet another meeting to discuss the code, after points raised in the code the previous week were deemed unclear. Council will bear the costs incurred should it seek […]

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

Couple in world first study

NEW parents Jessie and Matt Holland from Mirboo North have taken part in a world-first study with their baby boy Ziggy to assess the safety of skin-to-skin care for very preterm babies on breathing support. Skin-to-skin care, also known as kangaroo care, is a process in which a newborn child is placed on their parents’ […]

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

Ag hub gains pace

AN AGRICULTURAL services precinct proposed for Koonwarra is progressing, paving the way for an economic boost for the whole shire. The precinct progressed last Wednesday when council voted to seek the approval of Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne to rezone land at 590 South Gippsland Highway and 2 Hogans Road from Farming Zone to Special […]

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

Penalty rates slashed

EMPLOYEES are being warned to check their pay slips carefully over the next few months to make sure their Sunday and public holiday penalty rates are not being decreased. The Fair Work Commission announced last Thursday that 25 to 50 per cent will be cut off penalty rates for workers in the hospitality, fast food, restaurant, […]

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

Vegie millions

SOUTH Gippsland could become a major horticultural centre in Victoria, injecting tens of millions of dollars into the economy and potentially creating 1000 jobs in the region in the long term. A South Gippsland Shire Council delegation toured Schreurs and Sons’ massive property at Middle Tarwin last Tuesday (February 21) and heard of the company’s […]

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

MG offers prospect of 3 cents/kg step up

Murray Goulburn dairy farmers can only hope for a 3 cents a kilogram step up by the end of this financial year, after the company released its half yearly results this morning. See the full statement below.  

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

Cruise ship adrift

The cruise ship Norwegian Star is adrift 20 nautical miles off the coast of Venus Bay after losing propulsion. The vessel has been without power for 12 hours. Tug boats are on the way to recover passengers and are expected to arrive at 8pm tonight. The ship is drifting at about 1.5 knots per hour […]

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

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