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Team crashes out of Dakar

DAIRY FARMER Steve Riley from Nerrena and co-driver Trevor Hanks were forced to prematurely withdraw from the Dakar Rally off road racing event in Peru this January. Nine days into the race, the duo nose-dived their Holden ute rally car over a sheer sand dune. Mr Riley was airlifted to Lima Hospital for fear of […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Grantville moves on after fire

WHILE the fires at Grantville and Glen Forbes are out, the community is coming together and supporting those in need. A community meeting was held at the Grantville Transaction Centre on Wednesday, February 6 and provided the community with information about the fire. Those attending were informed the fire was under control and that it […]

February 12th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Blaze puts Grantville on alert

WITH the 10th anniversary of Black Saturday looming and those terrible memories flooding back, the raging fires around Grantville struck fear into local residents on the weekend. The local fire crews and emergency services worked around the clock to ensure the safety of the local communities around Grantville, including residents of the Adams Estate, Almurta, […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Camp shakeup simmers

WALKERVILLE campers are continuing to advocate to be able to retain access to camping sites at Walkerville North Caravan Park. The Walkerville Foreshore Committee of Management will open the caravan park sites to ballots, meaning some long term camping families may not be able to camp at sites they have stayed at for generations. Until […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Storm chaos uproots region

A STORM felled trees across homes and roads across South Gippsland last Wednesday evening. Severe wind and heavy rain saw emergency services work with crews from shire councils and VicRoads to attend calls for help. Leongatha State Emergency Service attended 50 jobs from Leongatha through to Dumbalk, Darlimurla, Lang Lang and Poowong. The SES received […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Prom fire quashed

A BUSHFIRE started in the northern area of Wilsons Promontory National Park on Tuesday, January 29. The fire was quickly contained by fire suppression activities on the ground and from the air, and is no longer active. Five Mile Road was closed and there was no public access to Millers Landing, Vereker Outlook or overnight […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Community to reflect on bushfires

TEN years ago, the Mirboo North, Darlimurla, Boolarra and Yinnar communities were left shaken by the Delburn bushfires. A week later, the Churchill fire on Black Saturday, renewed tensions within the Mirboo North community. While the Mirboo North CFA is not commemorating the anniversary, the Country Fire Authority is holding a service to mark the […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Nappy dump disgrace

DIRTY nappies in record numbers were dumped on the Phillip Island foreshore during the school holidays, a source reports. The Star was told by an anonymous source that dirty nappies were a fixture on the foreshoreduring the Christmas / New Year period and becoming a disgusting find for beachgoers. Bass Coast Shire Council told The […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Storm chaos uproots region

A STORM felled trees across homes and roads across South Gippsland last Wednesday evening. Severe wind and heavy rain saw emergency services work with crews from shire councils and VicRoads to attend calls for help. Leongatha State Emergency Service attended 50 jobs from Leongatha through to Dumbalk, Darlimurla, Lang Lang and Poowong. The SES received […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rail yards’ weeds a fire risk

THE unkempt nature of the Leongatha rail yards is leading to a possible fire hazard risk according to local shop owner Anthony Wall. A recent report by The Star highlighted the major maintenance and vandalism problems that plague the rail yard and although weeds have been mowed, the problem of dried out, dead vegetation continues […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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