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Premier applauds marijuana facility

PREMIER Daniel Andrews would call last Friday’s official opening of Medipharm Labs “a great day for Wonthaggi and a great day for Victoria”. The state’s first dedicated commercial medicinal cannabis processing facility will process up to 75,000 kilograms of medicinal cannabis into resin each year for use in medicinal products. The Wonthaggi lab is expected […]

December 10th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Local law changes spark community concern

Matt Dunn    THEY’RE proposals that have left South Gippsland ratepayers bamboozled and angry. The main question on many people’s lips is, “Why?” Council’s proposed changes to local laws have led to petitions and public meetings. The laws will affect everything from keeping pets to riding motorbikes on a Sunday. Proposed changes include: Forbidding people […]

December 10th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sam’s a Sun – a dream is realised

Daniel Renfrey   BRIGHT days are ahead for Fish Creek’s Sam Flanders, after he was picked 11th overall by the Gold Coast Suns in last week’s AFL draft. With his dream becoming a reality, the newest prodigy out of South Gippsland was thrilled when his name was called and officially printed on an AFL list. […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News,Sport | Read More »

Kookaburras see green light

SUNDAY’S bus trip for the Kookaburra over-60s team was to the leafy suburb of Canterbury for a game on their turf wicket. Losing the toss, the opposition was very happy to send us in on a track that was well-grassed and looked as though it could be hard work to bat on. Initial thoughts were […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Bike riders hold brilliant breakup

Daniel Renfrey   THE Leongatha Motorcycle Club celebrated its year last weekend with a Christmas breakup held at the Mackie farm. Dozens of members took to the farm to ride, enjoy a sausage sizzle and each other’s company. “It’s just a feel-good time for us at the end of each year,” club president Darrell Van […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Sport | Read More »

Samuel Johnson to visit Venus Bay for charity

ACTOR Samuel Johnson is on the road to The Cavity, Venus Bay to remind every mum to be breast cancer aware. He will arrive at the popular restaurant on December 7 at 5.30pm along with ex-AFL players Peter Spider Everitt and Andrejs Everitt. The breast cancer awareness campaign, titled Love Your Sister, started as an […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

Marijuana facility to open

ON Friday, December 6, history will be made in Wonthaggi, with the grand opening of Medipharm Labs Australia. Medipharm CEO Warren Everitt said the company would be the “first independent cannabis manufacturing company” in the nation.  Speaking ahead of the event, Mr Everitt said the Wonthaggi factory was a “pretty cool facility”. “I’m pretty elated,” […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

CFA video runs hot

Matt Dunn IT’S a video that has quickly gone viral. Last week Leongatha Fire Brigade posted a short video to Facebook, that sparked interest all around the world. As The Star went to print yesterday (Monday), it was fair to estimate the amount of views at well above one million. Footage captured in Rollands Plains, […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Crothers to step down from Burra Foods’ helm

  GRANT Crothers is standing down as the leader of Korumburra dairy processor, Burra Foods. He wrote to suppliers advising that as of December 31, he would step aside as CEO and move to “the less active role of executive director”. “The last 29 years as CEO and managing director have been a wonderful journey, […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Toora to celebrate the roaring twenties

TOORA will bring in 2020 with a roaring ’20s themed ball – the town’s first ball in over 31 years. Think flapper dresses, pearls and newsboy caps for this non-optional fancy dress party to be held at the Toora Community Hall on December 31, 7pm. The cabaret fashioned event – a fundraiser for the Toora […]

December 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Community,News | Read More »

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