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PERFORMING arts in Leongatha is scaling new heights with Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s show Mary Poppins being hailed as the best ever show performed by the group following its finale on Saturday. No sooner has the curtain come down on this blockbuster than Lyric has announced it will stage the big hit American musical, Hairspray in […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Desal water never needed

Water waste: Wonthaggi’s Aileen Vening claimed there was no justification for the 50 gigalitre order from the Wonthaggi desalination plant and people should be better educated about water saving.

WONTHAGGI’S Aileen Vening has told The Star the State Government’s order of 50 gigalitres from the Wonthaggi desalination plant was not justified. Aileen has even gone a step further saying it may never be needed. Melbourne’s water capacity is currently at 60.9 percent – 7.5 percent lower than the same time last year. The State […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fired up for change

Bunurong ward: Inverloch’s Mohan de Run will stand for the upcoming Bass Coast Shire Council election in October.

A LACK of leadership stemming from the current Bass Coast Shire Council has brought a Bunurong candidate to the forefront. Fed up with rate hikes and community projects going by the wayside, Inverloch’s Mohan de Run will stand in this October’s council election. Living permanently in Inverloch for the past six years – and spending […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Tip produces more of the same

Voicing concern: from left, Kevin Griffin and Peter Dalmau both took to the floor during Bass Coast Shire Council’s Inverloch Transfer Station information session on Friday where they both stated they did not want the station to close.

DISGRUNTLED residents converged for Bass Coast Shire Council’s second information session on Friday at Inverloch to discuss the proposed closure of the Inverloch Transfer Station. Ratepayers were fed more of the same with the meeting part of the night wound up at 5.20pm with a number of questions still needing to be answered. The meeting […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Stop the squabble


STOP the infighting and get on with the job of running the shire, South Gippsland Shire mayor Cr Bob Newton has urged his fellow councillors. This comes after a councillor conduct panel decision found Cr Jim Fawcett had breached the code when he told Cr Jeanette Harding in mid- 2015 he would not support her […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fire causes devastating loss

No chance: despite the hard work of several fire crews, this house was completely destroyed.

A HOUSE fire in Inverloch resulted in the devastating loss of a home and a family pet last Tuesday. Inverloch, Pound Creek and Wonthaggi CFA units attended the blaze on Inverloch-Kongwak Road at 5.28pm; however by the time emergency services arrived a majority of the house was destroyed. Inverloch captain Allan Williamson said 30 firefighters […]

July 19th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Jewel thief foiled

Smash and grab: Police released CCTV footage of the man responsible for a recent attempted burglary in Leongatha earlier this month.

A LEONGATHA business was shaken after thieves attempted to rob the store by ramming a ute through its front window on Saturday, July 2. Business owners captured security footage of the attempted burglary and police are currently investigating. The ram raid of Bair Street’s Hays Jewellers happened around 5.10am when a man reversed his white […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cutting costs to break even

Frustrated: from left, Mirboo farmers Kris, Macie and Amanda Thomas have been less than impressed with actions of dairy processor Fonterra in recent months.

  AFTER drying off their herd more than a month early, Mirboo Fonterra suppliers Amanda and Kris Thomas plan to continue milking, despite a disappointing opening price. After milk prices were slashed in late April, the Thomas’ took a stand by tipping their milk out, rather than sending it to Fonterra. “It’s not worth giving […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bass Coast fury sparks meeting


RATE hikes and widespread dissatisfaction in Bass Coast Shire has resulted in a resident and ratepayers’ public meeting being called for Saturday, July 30 in Wonthaggi. Bass Coast resident Kevin Griffin will lead the meeting and facilitate discussions about the conduct and performance of Bass Coast Shire Council. Mr Griffin said excessive rate hikes, reduced […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Lodge expansion planned

Exciting times: Woorayl Lodge committee chairperson Lindsay Love there were big things in store for Woorayl Lodge.

ALTHOUGH Leongatha’s Woorayl Lodge bought land on Boags Road six years ago to redevelop a new facility, it may consider keeping its original McCartin Street home. Currently in negotiations to buy 75 McCartin Street – meaning it will own properties right down to Young Street – Woorayl Lodge is evaluating its options and finding many […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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