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Inverloch CFA marks 75 years

INVERLOCH CFA is hoping to receive more members in the wake of the East Gippsland bushfires. Inverloch is one of many local fire brigades to contribute volunteers to the ongoing crisis and is hoping media coverage of the fires could inspire people to become volunteer firefighters. The brigade held an open day and dinner on […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

Burra raises $50,000 for bushfire appeal

MILK processor Burra Foods will donate more than $50,000 to help people impacted by the recent Victorian bushfires. The money will go to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and it includes proceeds of the production run at Burra’s Korumburra plant on Friday, as well as a barbecue fundraiser and contributions from staff. Burra Foods CEO Stewart […]

January 14th, 2020 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Community man killed by a falling tree during bushfire battle

A GLEN Forbes man was killed while helping to fight a bushfire in Victoria’s High Country. Bill Slade, a husband and father of two, was a Parks Victoria staff member on duty when he was hit and killed by a falling tree at Anglers Rest, near Omeo, while working to contain a fire on Saturday. […]

January 12th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

No restrictions but water rules are still in place

WITH parts of New South Wales and Sydney moving to the highest levels of water restrictions seen since the millennium drought, water restrictions and being water wise are at the forefront of the media of late. The good news for South Gippsland and Bass Coast residents is the large infrastructure projects and long term planning […]

January 9th, 2020 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Boxer takes on the world

AFTER a fantastic 2019, Corner Inlet Boxing Club’s Jarvis Bindloss is working toward an even bigger 2020. He has set himself a goal to compete in the world championships this year. Jarvis, along with fellow club fighter Lachlan Lewis, travelled around the world to take on the best his age in 2019. To say the […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

CFA fights the good fight

FOR those who have been there it’s something almost beyond words. Even the most stoic local firey will come close enough to tears as he or she recalls what they have seen in East Gippsland. Despite the many challenges, Region 9 group officer Greg Carruthers told The Star that morale among the local firefighters was […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

Residents fear fire disaster

SANDY Point residents fear power outages, patchy mobile service and poor internet connections could lead to a disaster this bushfire season. Locals Doug and Liz Brown, Joyce Wright and Wendy Johnson met with The Star to voice their concerns about the potential for tragedy. The beachside hamlet, they say, is mainly made up of retirees, […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Farmers gave hay to mates in need

FARMERS from South Gippsland have donated hundreds of hay bales to farmers affected by bushfires in East Gippsland. Leongatha South CFA and Leongatha Lions Club united to organise a hay drive, with donations coming from as far as Poowong and Dumbalk. Leongatha South machinery dealership Cervus Equipment donated a tractor for use in loading the […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

The Living End rocks the hill

RENOWNED Australian band The Living End headlined the annual NYE on the Hill concert at Krowera last week. The band brought their energetic punk rock music to the hill in a show that featured a mix of big name and emerging acts together for a memorable show to bring in the new year. Held on […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Arts precinct in council’s sights

AN art gallery or even a museum could be built in Wonthaggi. Wonthaggi Secondary College’s former McBride Campus could be transformed into a cultural hub, but that will be up to Bass Coast Shire Council and the community to decide. The school has farewelled the McBride Avenue site and will operate from the new senior […]

January 7th, 2020 | Posted in News | Read More »

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