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Highway road works hurting

  CONCERNS are rising for business owners along Anderson Street in Leongatha. Businesses located nearby the works have been suffering since works begun. Customers are struggling to access these businesses causing profits to significantly drop. “My business is suffering at the moment with the works, there’s no doubt about that,” owner of Benton’s Plumbtec Ray […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Shot gun terror

SHORTLY before 8am Sunday morning, June 11 a paramedic was walking to work when he was confronted by a man yelling and pointing a 12 gauge shotgun at him on McKenzie Street in Wonthaggi. The terrified paramedic took cover behind a nearby fence and the gunman fled the scene. Police believe the man also pointed […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Farmer fury

DAIRY farmers are outraged by cooperative Murray Goulburn’s (MG) dismal opening price, saying the payment is below the cost of production and will cost MG suppliers. MG revealed an opening price of $4.70 per kilogram of milk solids (kg/MS), well below Bega Cheese’s price of $5.50kg/MS and Burra Foods’ up to $5.25kg/MS announced on Friday. […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cars stolen

An EL Ford Falcon was stolen from outside a house on Queen Street in Korumburra on Thursday, June 1. The keys were left inside the vehicle on Wednesday overnight. “I woke up on Wednesday morning to no keys in my ignition in the morning,” the vehicle owner said. “Nothing was stolen but the coin holders […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Wonthaggi’s triple zero hero

BRAVE Daniel Biggar has highlighted the importance of educating children about how to react in emergency situations. The Wonthaggi boy remained calm after his mum began having chest pains and he called an ambulance, responding well to the operator’s questions. The 11 year old has since been hailed a triple zero hero. Daniel was among […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Hold your horses

THE community will have to wait longer than they anticipated to learn whether an equestrian and exhibition centre will be built at Stony Creek. South Gippsland Shire Council recently voted to request a report on a second, more detailed business case for the centre by June 30, 2018. Supporters told The Star recently they were […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

San Remo revs up for bike blessing

  SAN REMO is revved up to host the fourth annual Blessing of the Bikes event that has moved from Mirboo North after three successful years. The official announcement was made last Wednesday in San Remo by Bass Coast Shire Council events coordinator Frank Angarane with mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield, Cr Stephen Fullarton and instigators […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bomb hoax

TWO Bass Coast men found themselves in the centre of a chilling bomb hoax during their flight from Melbourne to Malaysia last Wednesday. Cape Paterson’s Fabio Contu and Woolamai’s Troy Joyner were instrumental in apprehending the hoax bomber and put their own lives at risk. While the threat has since been declared a hoax, passengers […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fishy business

POACHERS are threatening the population of abalone and other fish at Inverloch, according to a concerned fisherman. Community opposition to the plundering of natural resources is reaching boiling point, with some locals concerned physical confrontations could occur in a bid to stop the action. The angler, who wished to remain anonymous, said divers have been […]

June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Offshore wind farm proposed

AUSTRALIA’s first offshore wind farm could be built off the coast of Port Albert, near Yarram. The proposal includes up to 250 wind turbines within a 574-square kilometre area, which would deliver around 8,000GWh of electricity per year. This is approximately 18 percent of Victoria’s power usage or enough to power 1.2 million homes. Victorian […]

June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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