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David rescues koala again

MEMBERS of the public, including local legend David Tree, and the Leongatha Fire Brigade came to the rescue of an injured koala after it was found bleeding up a tree on Friday morning. The koala was found on Greenwood Parade outside Leongatha Healthcare at about 11.30am. “It was a strange call out to get. Normally […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Roadworks delays frustrate drivers

THE latest roadworks on the South Gippsland Highway at Ruby will remain within budget, but will still delay motorists. Drivers have vented their frustration with ongoing works on that section of the highway and the traffic delays they cause. The latest works will repair works completed last year. VicRoads said those works were impacted by […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Alcohol kills on roads

  POLICE have vowed to crackdown on drivers affected by alcohol and drugs, as drivers under the influence contribute to many crashes. The road toll in South Gippsland and Bass Coast rose from four deaths in 2015 to six deaths in 2016. Another 65 people were seriously injured in the area last year. Detection of […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council land sales far from final

THE controversial sales of council land will be debated by the new South Gippsland Shire Council, as councillors return to business for 2017. Council will meet today (Tuesday) and tomorrow to go through the Council Plan and review strategies for the next four years. Among their looming discussions is the future of the sale of […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Shops go missing

AS the main service town in South Gippsland, there are several types of shops Leongatha no longer offers, according to Alan Steenholdt, owner of Henriettas cafe and giftware. “We’re missing a few key businesses. We don’t have a florist and there are always funerals and weddings. We don’t have a shoe shop anymore. Everyone needs […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Explosion of emotion

LEONGATHA is at risk of losing more businesses without an overhaul of planning and business practices. While the town offers safe living and ample services, with 19 empty shops in the central business district alone and possibly more shops to close, the town’s economy is at a turning point. The Star last week raised concern […]

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Thumbs up for Karmai

THE new Karmai Community Children’s Centre at Korumburra was full of excitement yesterday (Monday) as the doors were opened to new groups of children for the first time. The $5.35 million project was driven by the community and offers many children’s services in the one location. The centre includes kindergarten, childcare, maternal and child health […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dial a doctor

  SOUTH Gippsland’s health services are turning to technology in a bid to overcome a dearth of doctors in the region. Patients attending urgent care services late at night will soon be consulting doctors in Traralgon via video-conferencing technology. Urgent care centres at Leongatha, Korumburra, Foster and Yarram hospitals will receive mobile video-conferencing equipment that […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Save our town

LEONGATHA’S ailing central business district could be boosted by festivals and the promotion of the town beyond South Gippsland. There are now 19 empty shops within the CBD, with a florist the most recent business to close and some shops remaining empty since being built. The town lost long time home appliance retailer Bi-Rite Electrical […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Collision injures families

A MAN will face driving charges in court after a two car collision at Pound Creek last Wednesday. The 49 year old from Ringwood will be summonsed to Korumburra Magistrates’ Court on charges of careless driving and failing to keep left of centre. Police said the Ringwood man was driving a Subaru Forrester towards Inverloch […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

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