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Fight animal cruelty by hosting an RSPCA Cupcake Day

ANIMAL lovers are encouraged by RSPCA Victoria to get creative in the kitchen this August in anticipation of its tastiest annual fundraiser: Cupcake Day. Slices, quiches, cakes and biscuits will be welcomed in offices, schools and homes across the state as Victorians join the fight against animal cruelty by hosting their own event or even […]

August 1st, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Amy Burgess will chop her hair for charity

KORUMBURRA’S Amy Burgess is an inspiration to as all as she prepares to give her locks the chop for charity. This will be the second time the 17 year old has donated her hair while raising funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity’s Hair with Heart initiative. This Friday at 4pm will be when Amy […]

July 31st, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Equestrian and exhibition centre for South Gippsland looks to clear final hurdles

A MULTI-MILLION dollar equestrian and exhibition centre in South Gippsland could finally happen. The latest plan for the project – possibly to be at Stony Creek – is nearing completion. The indoor horse arena and show space could bring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the region’s economy each year, with the potential to host […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Crohn’s sufferer Danielle Schultz speaks up about her illness.

Grace Griffith   INFLAMMATORY bowel disease, or IBD, is an invisible disability, and it’s on the rise. This incurable and painful illness is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines and comes in two forms: Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.  In Australia, IBD is becoming more prevalent, more complex, and more severe. According to Crohn’s and Colitis […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Kerry Senior the first female firefighting captain in 75 years

  WHEN you think of a firefighter in a small rural town, odds are you’re thinking of a man. However July 1 saw a milestone for the Fish Creek and District CFA when Kerry Senior was elected the first female captain in the brigade’s 75 year history. Kerry has been an active volunteer firefighter in […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch beach path washed away as coastal erosion worsens

INVERLOCH’S crumbling shore was again under assault last week, with the path adjacent to the surf club washed away by a high tide last week. Visiting the site on Friday, The Star found several paths blocked off as Bass Coast Shire Council contractors worked at repairing the damage. Where a path had once been there […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Venus Bay is named best surf lifesaving club in Victoria

THE best surf lifesaving club in Victoria is at Venus Bay. The club won the title of club of the year at Lifesaving Victoria’s Awards of Excellence dinner at Albert Park on Saturday, from a pool of 67 clubs state-wide. South Gippsland clubs succeeded on the night, with Waratah Beach and Wonthaggi clubs also recognized. […]

July 30th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Christian Zahra and Rick Brown named extra administrators of South Gippsland Shire Council

FORMER McMillan MP Christian Zahra is one of two new administrators appointed to run South Gippsland Shire Council. He will be joined by Rick Brown, with existing administrator Julie Eisenbise named chairperson. Their appointment by the State Government follows council’s sacking in June, due to the government losing faith in council’s ability to govern for […]

July 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Are we failing our kids?

LOCAL students have been identified as among the most educationally disadvantaged in the state, highlighting a broadening gap between the city and bush. Victorians postcodes are ranked by the Teachers for Australia website, using data from the Dropping off the Edge report from Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia. Seven education measures have […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

New captain fires up Inverloch’s team

HE’S been a member of four brigades, works in emergency services and now has another role to his CV: fire brigade captain. Steve Forrest is the new leader of Inverloch Fire Brigade, having taken over the red captain’s helmet from Allan Williamson. He held the role for 14 years and followed in the footsteps of […]

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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