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Social media cat cry

CAT owners and cat lovers alike have lashed out in a social media storm at the South Gippsland Shire Council for its plan to protect cats and wildlife with a 24 hour cat curfew. Although the shire council officers widely distributed a survey over six weeks across the region, there have been claims the community […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Erosion threatens surf club

INVERLOCH Surf Life Saving Club fears its infrastructure is under threat as erosion continues to wreak havoc on the foreshore. The patrol tower has been moved further down the beach towards Wreck Creek due to the changing circumstances on the beach. Bass Coast Shire Council has stepped in to take action to prevent further damage […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Murder case continues

THE man accused of the murder of Cowes woman Samantha Fraser last year has been remanded in custody to face court in March. The matter was in court last Thursday. The accused was remanded to Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on March 21, 2019 at 9.30am where the committal will continue. The accused has been ordered […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Total fire ban activities spark concern

THE Star received reports from an anonymous Leongatha North resident who alleged people were mowing, chain-sawing and whipper-snipping on January 4 – a day of total fire ban. Although the use of chainsaws, plant and grass trimmers and lawn mowers are not restricted for use on total fire ban days, the CFA’s Can I or […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Hay fire plea

FARMERS are being urged to watch for hay fires after a second fire at Leongatha South destroyed a shed and 600 bales on Saturday evening. The blaze at Hillgroves Road was at a property neighbouring another hay shed fire that occurred recently. Leongatha South CFA captain Hilco Zuidema said the fire occurred after hay self […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Shock waves

A MAJOR national report on earthquake hazards has revealed South Gippsland to be among the most hazardous earthquake areas in the country. An expert has warned a major earthquake beneath a town would cause damage and said the region could be due for such an event, with an earthquake of magnitude 4 likely every three […]

January 15th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cars risk children’s lives

TWO cars speeding along Walkerville South beach near young children and doing wheelies have highlighted the need for action at the beach. That’s the word of the Walkerville Foreshore Reserve Committee, which has implemented a safety trial banning recreational vehicles from the beach for the January holiday period. The trial has caused concerned among sensible […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Government silent on council’s future

THE State Government has refused to answer if South Gippsland Shire Council was not dismissed before the recent state election because of concerns doing so would impact the government’s reputation before the crucial poll. A government spokesperson avoided the question from The Star, only saying the new Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek will receive […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Confusion over dogs on beaches

DOG owners are urged to note changes to regulations governing dogs on beaches at Walkerville, despite at least one sign on the beach having the wrong information. The sign on the foreshore had the incorrect times listed for when dogs are banned from the beach between Walkerville North Hall and Walkerville South. It incorrectly states […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Summer real estate holiday boom

INCREASING interest from Melbourne buyers with record sales, coupled with a population boom throughout the region, are the makings of a regional renaissance housing market boom. And the summer months for property sales haven’t taken a backward step, with the law of supply and demand firmly favouring those selling in regional areas due to capital […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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