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Community to reflect on bushfires

TEN years ago, the Mirboo North, Darlimurla, Boolarra and Yinnar communities were left shaken by the Delburn bushfires. A week later, the Churchill fire on Black Saturday, renewed tensions within the Mirboo North community. While the Mirboo North CFA is not commemorating the anniversary, the Country Fire Authority is holding a service to mark the […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Nappy dump disgrace

DIRTY nappies in record numbers were dumped on the Phillip Island foreshore during the school holidays, a source reports. The Star was told by an anonymous source that dirty nappies were a fixture on the foreshoreduring the Christmas / New Year period and becoming a disgusting find for beachgoers. Bass Coast Shire Council told The […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rail yards’ weeds a fire risk

THE unkempt nature of the Leongatha rail yards is leading to a possible fire hazard risk according to local shop owner Anthony Wall. A recent report by The Star highlighted the major maintenance and vandalism problems that plague the rail yard and although weeds have been mowed, the problem of dried out, dead vegetation continues […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Enrolment boom

ENROLMENTS skyrocketed in local schools across the region as students returned for term one last Wednesday, January 30. Leongatha Primary School accepted a record 565 students, including 12 new students and 94 Preps. Leongatha Secondary College welcomed an extra class of Year 7 with 124 enrolments. Foster Secondary College saw its numbers grow to 262 […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Hunter signs books and inspires

LEONGATHA Office Choice newsagency held a book signing event for Rob Hunter, author of Day 9 at Wooreen, last Friday. An interested crowd of avid readers and history buffs alike lined up to speak to the author about the kidnapping from Wooreen State School and his first published book, and took home personally signed copies […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Author’s stamp of approval

ALISON Lester will join literary giants including Morris Gleitzman, Shaun Tan and Leigh Hobbs on envelopes across the country in the new stamp series from Australia Post. Born in Foster in 1952 and continuing to live in Gippsland, Ms Lester’s upbringing in this idyllic location inspired her more than 25 picture books for a young […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Musicians win Tamworth award

AN INVERLOCH band has made its mark on the country music scene by winning a major award at the home of Australian country music, the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Souly Us won APRA AMCOS New Songwriter of the Year 2019 through the Tamworth Songwriters Association (TSA), sponsored by APRA AMCOS. Souly Us won the award […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Donations soar in local op shops

LOCAL op shops were thrilled with the community support over the Christmas period. Wonthaggi’s Salvation Army thrift shop manager Michelle Nicholls said there had been an overwhelming increase in donations such as clothing and bric-a-brac items. “These things go towards helping our community and it was great to receive such support,” she said. Ms Nicholls […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Our farmers under fire

SOUTH Gippsland farmers say an animal liberation group is unfairly tarnishing their reputations by listing their businesses on a controversial website. The Aussie Farms Map – run by the group Aussie Farms – claims to be a “comprehensive, interactive map of factory farms, slaughterhouses and other animal exploitations facilities across Australia, launched publicly in January […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Vandals destroy historic school windows

THE Korumburra Primary School community is devastated after four stained glassed windows in its brick heritage building dating back to 1913 were smashed. Teachers made the discovery as they arrived for school at 8am on Tuesday, January 29 for the start of the school year. The incident has put a real dampener on things with […]

January 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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