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Hinch drops into town

CONTROVERSIAL? Yes, but boring, never. Very much a household name Derryn Hinch, journalist, broadcaster and current senator, he has lived his life in the headlines and calls a spade a spade. Senator Hinch formed his own political party, the Derryn Hinch Justice Party, in 2015 with a platform for ‘equality and justice for all’ and […]

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Council drives roads overhaul

MORE roads spending is a highlight of South Gippsland Shire Council’s Proposed Budget for 2019-20. Council plans to spend $5.6 million on road reseals and other road improvements, as well as an extra $910,000 for road maintenance, including $414,000 for gravel resheeting. These works are part of a $25.95 million capital works budget that is […]

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Jetty celebrated by community

MEMBERS of the community and beyond gathered to commemorate the restoration of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty along with Federal Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent last Friday afternoon. The jetty, which extends over 900 metres, is Victoria’s longest. Constructed in the late 1930s, extended in the 1980s, and damaged by fire in 2003, the condition […]

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Rail trail volunteers burnt out

VOLUNTEERS are burnt out and want South Gippsland Shire Council to take responsibility for the maintenance of the Great Southern Rail Trail. Trail committee of management treasurer Laurie Martin said the task of maintaining “an unmade 72km road” was too great for volunteers and called on council to take over management by July 1, 2019. […]

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Splash of cash

MIRBOO North is rejoicing after a Federal Government funding announcement of $600,000 will deliver the total $5.4 million pool redevelopment without compromise. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent made the announcement last Friday in front of a huge contingent of delighted community members. Mr Broadbent said there were no strings attached to the funding. “The money has […]

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Council bullying allegations to be investigated

Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek has asked the Local Government Inspectorate to investigate allegations of bullying within South Gippsland Shire Council, as a result of reporting in The Great Southern Starthis week. The reporting included an account by former councillor Meg Edwards at the councillor crisis meeting in Leongatha last Thursday evening.The minister said this afternoon, […]

March 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Sophie follows racing dreams

FORMER Leongatha local Sophie Herrald-Logan is making waves in the racing world. Most recently, Sophie was proud to win the Port Lincoln Cup in South Australia on March 1. “It was one of the biggest thrills of my career. It was quite a significant race and I was thrilled to win it for the trainers […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Daly Youth Girls are back

DALYSTON Football Netball Club will reintroduce its Youth Girls team this season. For the first time, Dalyston will compete for the flag in the Southern Gippsland Junior Football Competition. Coach Rohan McRae said the newly formed squad had greatly improved over its five weeks of training so far and all were enjoying the experience. “They […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Glenn tackles Ironman challenge

WHILE it proved to be a gruelling course both mentally and physically, Glenn Smith was all smiles as he crossed the finish line for the Ironman 70.3 challenge in Geelong on February 17. The event was his first ever attempt at the race and was part of a larger journey for the Leongatha local who, […]

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Stunning end to race season

WOOLAMAI Racing Club held its final meet for the season on Sunday, March 17. Club secretary Bev Carmichael said the club was thrilled with the turnout and the quality of the races. “Each race was extremely competitive. We had a good crowd and the weather was perfect for racing. It was a terrific end to […]

March 19th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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