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Volunteers smile as council gives $146,000 at Christmas

Tradition continues: Prom Coast Sea Change Festival Committee’s Deb Bray with Cr Kieran Kennedy.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jeanette Harding could barely contain her enthusiasm. “This is one of the loveliest parts of being a councillor: handing money out to our volunteers,” she said at council’s community grants presentation night last Wednesday. Held at the council chambers in Leongatha, the occasion saw council give $146,000 to 28 […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Sounding sweet


THE senior and junior choirs of St Laurence’s Primary School entertained the lunchtime crowd in Leongatha last Wednesday with a rendition of Christmas carols in McCartin Street.

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Ryan to watch Labor on CSG

Rivals unite: independent candidate Phil Piper (left) of Mirboo North and re-elected Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan shake hands after the formal declaration of the poll in Leongatha.

GIPPSLAND South MLA Peter Ryan will watch the new Labor Government’s approach to coal seam gas with interest. Speaking at the declaration of the Gippsland South poll in Leongatha last week, Mr Ryan said he expected Labor’s past track record on the issue would influence the government’s future decisions. The controversial gas extraction process of […]

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Sour milk

Had enough: Middle Tarwin dairy farmers Stephen Ball, Kylie, Tim and Jai Bright, Rod Cope and Johan Reesink are fed up with power outages affecting their dairy operations.

DAIRY farmers from Middle Tarwin are frustrated power outages associated with the Bald Hills Wind Farm keep affecting their farms. Their concerns boiled over last Tuesday (December 9), when a scheduled power outage was delayed by nine hours, forcing several farmers to milk in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Farmer Stephen Ball said the […]

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Allans’ cow tops paddock

Farming honour: Inverlair Heights Jack Teeny won champion cow at the Central Gippsland On Farm Challenge. She is with the Allan family, back, from left, Sue Allan, Barrie Allan, Con Privitera, Tanya Privitera, Brett Allan holding Jordan and Zoe Allan. Front, from left, Ava and Levi Privitera. Photo: Nella Mitchelson Photography.

A MARDAN dairy farming family will be in the running for the best cow in southern Australia tomorrow (Wednesday). The Allan family recently won champion cow at the Central Gippsland On Farm Challenge, from a field of more than 200 cows. She was reserve champion last year. The cow, Inverlair Heights Jack Teeny, will tomorrow […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Leongatha security plea

Keeping watch: McCartin’s Hotel owner Philip Botte points out a camera monitoring the street outside the hotel in Leongatha.

A BURGLARLY at a Leongatha business has prompted the owner to cover the front of shop with CCTV security cameras. Graeme O’Connor has been proactive in the wake of the attack on his store, Great Southern Outdoors, and has urged South Gippsland Shire Council to consider security cameras to improve safety in Leongatha. “In this […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chamber lights up Christmas

New garlands: Emma Smith made new garlands for the trees in McCartin Street and power poles in Bair Street.

THE courthouse Christmas tree in Leongatha will make its presence known this year as it is now lit up. As part of the Leongatha Chamber’s Christmas festivities, the town has been decorated throughout with lights also on the tree near McCartin’s Hotel and new garlands have been placed on trees in McCartin Street and power […]

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Act now or rally

Review time: Phillip Island Stand Alone group chair Stephen Fullarton and spokesperson Greg Price up the anti in their push to get the service review of the Island underway.

STAND Alone Phillip Island campaigners have wasted no time in getting on the front foot with a new Labor State Government, making sure the Island review of funding and services goes ahead.   Talking to The Star on Thursday, Phillip Island Stand Alone secretary Ann Oswin said, “We are staying very positive but if the […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Residents lobby Burra Foods

Expecting more: Korumburra residents calling on Burra Foods to address issues with its factory were, from left, Glenn Brown, Neil Olsen, David Amor, Mark Olsen and Paul Rotthier.

KORUMBURRA dairy factory Burra Foods must contain spills, odour and noise within its boundaries, and not impact neighbours and the broader town, residents have demanded. They said a proposed new buffer zone surrounding the factory designed to minimise conflict between Burra Foods and residents would be unnecessary if Burra Foods could address factory issues. Those […]

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Brave Luke honoured

Courageous feat: Luke Gagliardi received the Bronze Medal and 2014 Rupert Wilks Trophy from The Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, Governor of Victoria.

A BOY who phoned for help and stayed with his mother after she was hit unconscious with a sledgehammer has been honoured for his bravery. Luke Gagliardi recently received the Bronze Medal and 2014 Rupert Wilks Trophy for the most outstanding act of bravery by a child 12 years or under, at Government House. The […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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