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South Gippslanders more likely to die in crashes on roads than in other shires

CAR crashes in South Gippsland Shire have an almost one in 10 chance of causing a death. VicRoads statistics reveal that from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2019 – a period of 17 months – the South Gippsland Shire had a car-crash-to-death-ratio of 9.61 per cent, far higher than Bass Coast (2.21 per cent) […]

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

Woman injured in freak crash at Inverloch

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after being hit by a car that mounted the footpath and crashed into a building in Inverloch last Tuesday. The injured pedestrian, from Inverloch, was taken to hospital with injuries to her left arm and shoulder. The elderly driver and his son, the only passenger, were not injured. The […]

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

Family’s escape from paradise

“HOPEFULLY the next holiday will be at some boring hotel.” That’s the wish of Inverloch teenager Connor Maher after his family’s adventure of a lifetime. The Mahers were at the East Gippsland holiday town of Mallacoota when bushfire tore through the community on New Year’s Eve. They then joined approximately 1000 others in the first […]

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Police blitz the streets

POLICE will be out in force this summer, with an influx of extra cops out on the beat. The extra resourcing will not only allow police to deal with the influx of visitors this time of year, but also respond to unplanned incidents or events, Acting Sergeant Christopher Brinkman told The Star at Wonthaggi yesterday […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rubbish spoils Venus Bay

  RUBBISH is polluting the Venus Bay coast and residents have had enough. They’re calling on authorities to act, with a lack of bins and disrespectful visitors prompting residents to say they have no option other than to pick up rubbish. One of those is Peter Prysten, who said the rubbish problem occurs year and […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Our firefighters rush to East Gippsland

IT’S been a balancing act for the CFA brigades. While local equipment and people have been flooding into East Gippsland to help fight the raging fires there, District 9 group officer Greg Carruthers said it was essential there were enough resources maintained here too. “It’s not necessarily difficult, but the time constraints put on use […]

December 31st, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

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