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Tractor destroyed

  A TRACTOR blew up in flames last Monday, February 26 just out of Inverloch. The Kongwak CFA turned out to support the Inverloch CFA at the tractor fire. The tractor was engulfed by the time the first tanker arrived on the scene. Thankfully the fire was contained to the tractor as it was on […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

NBN disaster unravels

  STRESS levels have hit extreme highs in many South Gippsland households and businesses, as people wonder if they will ever be connected to what is being described as the “disastrous” National Broadband Network (NBN). The Star’s Facebook has been flooded with local residents furious about not having any internet after the NBN was supposedly […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Asbestos lingers in Inverloch school yard

ASBESTOS may finally be removed from the grounds of Inverloch Primary School after a slow response from the Department of Education and Training. The low risk asbestos was discovered in a popular part of the playground late last year, but until last week, the school council had no indication from the department about when the […]

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

Ag hub gains pace

AN AGRICULTURAL services precinct proposed for Koonwarra is progressing, paving the way for an economic boost for the whole shire. The precinct progressed last Wednesday when council voted to seek the approval of Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne to rezone land at 590 South Gippsland Highway and 2 Hogans Road from Farming Zone to Special […]

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

Resilient Wonthaggi fights for stadium

THE Wonthaggi Amateur Basketball Association is not giving up its fight for a highball facility in Wonthaggi. President Cath Garnham said the association is still discussing what its next move will be, but rallies and petitions may come about. “There is potential for a rally in the pipeline, but we would like to sit down […]

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

Penalty rates slashed

EMPLOYEES are being warned to check their pay slips carefully over the next few months to make sure their Sunday and public holiday penalty rates are not being decreased. The Fair Work Commission announced last Thursday that 25 to 50 per cent will be cut off penalty rates for workers in the hospitality, fast food, restaurant, […]

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

Poowong pool closed for the season

THE Poowong Pool will be closed for the last two weeks of the season following an investigation into the causes of a significant loss of water. While the pool had been losing some water for the whole season, the volume of water being lost has escalated significantly in the last week. South Gippsland Shire Council […]

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

Vegie millions

SOUTH Gippsland could become a major horticultural centre in Victoria, injecting tens of millions of dollars into the economy and potentially creating 1000 jobs in the region in the long term. A South Gippsland Shire Council delegation toured Schreurs and Sons’ massive property at Middle Tarwin last Tuesday (February 21) and heard of the company’s […]

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

MG offers prospect of 3 cents/kg step up

Murray Goulburn dairy farmers can only hope for a 3 cents a kilogram step up by the end of this financial year, after the company released its half yearly results this morning. See the full statement below.  

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

Cruise ship adrift

The cruise ship Norwegian Star is adrift 20 nautical miles off the coast of Venus Bay after losing propulsion. The vessel has been without power for 12 hours. Tug boats are on the way to recover passengers and are expected to arrive at 8pm tonight. The ship is drifting at about 1.5 knots per hour […]

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

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