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No restrictions but water rules are still in place

WITH parts of New South Wales and Sydney moving to the highest levels of water restrictions seen since the millennium drought, water restrictions and being water wise are at the forefront of the media of late. The good news for South Gippsland and Bass Coast residents is the large infrastructure projects and long term planning […]

January 9th, 2020 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Residents fear fire disaster

SANDY Point residents fear power outages, patchy mobile service and poor internet connections could lead to a disaster this bushfire season. Locals Doug and Liz Brown, Joyce Wright and Wendy Johnson met with The Star to voice their concerns about the potential for tragedy. The beachside hamlet, they say, is mainly made up of retirees, […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Farmers gave hay to mates in need

FARMERS from South Gippsland have donated hundreds of hay bales to farmers affected by bushfires in East Gippsland. Leongatha South CFA and Leongatha Lions Club united to organise a hay drive, with donations coming from as far as Poowong and Dumbalk. Leongatha South machinery dealership Cervus Equipment donated a tractor for use in loading the […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Stony Creek hot-to-trot in first meet

THE heat wasn’t the only blistering aspect of Stony Creek on Saturday, with nine brilliant races setting the track alight at the Stony Creek Racing Club’s first race meet of the season. A crowd of 1,668 racegoers flocked to the course for the ‘Family Day’ meet, enjoying the food, live music and entertainment and races […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Carbis is coach of the year

AFTER leading an injury-ridden side through a tough season and missing out on a third straight premiership by eight points, Leongatha Parrots coach Paul Carbis has been awarded the Gippsland League Coach of The Year award. It’s the first time the decorated coach, who has won two flags with the Parrots, has taken out the […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Dumbalk’s NYE draft delights

SEEING out the year in style, the Dumbalk Country Campdraft Club kicked off its ‘NYE Draft’ on Saturday, with the last of the competition set to end today. Drafters have travelled from around Gippsland, Victoria and other states around the nation to test their skill against each other in a celebration of the end of […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Police blitz the streets

POLICE will be out in force this summer, with an influx of extra cops out on the beat. The extra resourcing will not only allow police to deal with the influx of visitors this time of year, but also respond to unplanned incidents or events, Acting Sergeant Christopher Brinkman told The Star at Wonthaggi yesterday […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Coastal homes in demand

IF you want bang for your buck, South Gippsland has amongst the most affordable coastal real estate – but not for long as property prices continue to climb. With the perfect blend of seaside and country, all within a 90-minute radius of Melbourne, it’s no wonder this once-hidden-gem has become a hot spot for tourists […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Police search for missing fisherman

Police are searching for a man who was swept off rocks in San Remo yesterday. Emergency services were called to Punchbowl Road following reports a large wave swept a man off a rock ledge around 11.45am. It is believed he was fishing with several other men before the incident occurred. The 41-year-old Hampton Park man […]

December 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Campdraft to ride into Dumbalk

DUMBALK Country Campdraft secretary Richelle Hengstberger said the second staging of the annual event would be something special. “We’ve had huge support from the local community, not to mention heaps of brilliant cattle donors and sponsors too,” she said. The event, which will attract competitors and spectators from across the country, is the biggest on […]

December 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

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