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Medical rush

  POLICE can receive more than six callouts to people suffering a mental health crisis in a single week in South Gippsland. An innovative program between Wonthaggi Police and Latrobe Regional Hospital is ensuring patients receive the medical help they need, even when episodes of illness create circumstances warranting police attendance. Wonthaggi Police has joined […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

World first

FOSSILISED feathers found from dinosaurs at Koonwarra are among the most remarkably preserved in the world and could reveal crucial new information about Australia’s prehistoric past. A scientist who worked on the feathers of birds and dinosaurs from a renowned dig site in China has remarked the preservation of the Koonwarra feathers was better than […]

April 11th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

MP optimistic about Leongatha dairy factory

MURRAY Goulburn’s Leongatha factory looks to be less affected by a review of the co-operative’s operations than other factories. That is the view of Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien, who met with MG’s leadership team of chairman John Spark and CEO Ari Mervis in Leongatha last Wednesday. “There are no decisions yet on the factories […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Garbage review sparks reaction

FAMILIES have expressed concern over any move to introduce a fortnightly garbage collection service in South Gippsland Shire. South Gippsland Shire Council is proposing to investigate the viability of a food waste and green organics collection service under its draft Waste Management Strategy 2016-2021. If that service is implemented, the strategy states “it is likely […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Local vet assaulted at Mirboo North

  A VET was assaulted by woman wielding a tent pole during a frightening attack at a veterinary clinic at Mirboo North last Tuesday (March 28). The attacker was unhappy with the vet after the vet euthanised the offender’s cats the previous Tuesday, at the offender’s request. Last week, the vet was with a customer […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Virus alert

    SEVENTEEN cases of the deadly Ross River virus have been recorded in South Gippsland between January 1 and March 27 this year. Nine were in South Gippsland Shire and eight in Bass Coast, with 68 cases in all of Gippsland.  The Star is aware of reports in the Fish Creek and Phillip Island […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Seaside living in demand

  THE 2016-2017 summer selling season has been incredibly busy at Venus Bay, with many new people coming to the area to buy properties for residential living or to list as holiday rental properties. Many blocks of land have also sold, with no doubt many new builds to start this year. “We have been quite […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Watch council online

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council meetings will be streamed live via the internet to give more people the chance to see how council makes decisions. Council last Wednesday adopted the Live Streaming of Council Meetings Policy to guide the live streaming, recording and publishing of council meetings. Live streaming will enable people to watch council […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

$3m boost for hospital

WONTHAGGI Hospital will receive $3 million to replace aging infrastructure and equipment. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Harriet Shing yesterday (Monday) announced Bass Coast Health would receive just over $3 million through the first round of the government’s new Regional Health Infrastructure Fund. The $3.088million for Bass Coast will be used to fund: replacement of operating […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Driver killed

  A MAN died after his car left the road and crashed into a tree at Phillip Island on Saturday morning. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash at Newhaven. The Cranbourne man, 25, was travelling east along Phillip Island Road in a blue Holden sedan about 4.15am. Police said he lost control of […]

March 28th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

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