Archive for November, 2010

Bikes found

POLICE at Foster Police Station are keen to find the owners of two bicycles found in the vicinity of Foster township at different times during the last few months and […]

Chemical leak at Murray Goulburn Leongatha

THE emergency response to a chemical leak at the Murray Goulburn milk factory in Leongatha last Wednesday was swift and, according to site manager Gavin Russell, satisfactory. The incident occurred […]

Children’s Hub – transition, enrolments, recruitment

UnitingCare Gippsland (formerly Kilmany UnitingCare) has been working with a Community Reference Group and Prom Coast Children’s Services (PCCS) over the past few months to transition the operation of the […]

Community funding for Meeniyan cluster

MEENIYAN, Fish Creek, Stony Creek, Buffalo, Dumbalk, Koonwarra and Tarwin Lower/Venus Bay communities will benefit from significant funding for community strengthening and identified priority community projects courtesy of the dairy […]

Community liaison from ExxonMobil

EXXONMobil Australia Chairman John Dashwood estimated the company had worked through 85 to 90% of Bass Strait oil deposits but only 50% of its gas resources, so consequently predicted that […]

Election promises much

PROMISES, promises. They have been coming thick and fast from the main contenders in what is shaping up to be one of the closest electoral contests for many years – […]

Farmers’ market celebrates 3rd birthday this Saturday

THE Prom Country Farmers’ Market is on again in the grounds of the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre this Saturday, November 20, commencing at 8.00am. This month the market is […]

Foster Medical Centre bigger and better than ever

THE pride of the local medical fraternity and the envy of regional communities across Victoria, the expanded Foster Medical Centre had its official opening on November 5. The medical centre, […]

Foster pool now open

Foster swimming pool’s opening on Monday coincided with warm summer weather, much to the delight of the students of Foster Primary School, who started three weeks of swimming lessons at […]

Foster Primary School thrilled with new building

THE official opening of Foster Primary School’s eye-catching new building housing a resource centre and classrooms – and meeting rooms for the wider community – took place last Friday. A […]

Government grant for a better Meeniyan supermarket

THE quality of the IGA supermarket to be built shortly in Meeniyan will be all the better thanks to a government grant of several thousand dollars. The project developers, who […]

Grand opening celebrations for Toora Primary School

STUDENTS present and past, their families, teachers and members of the wider Toora community gathered at Toora Primary School last Tuesday for the official opening of the rebuilt school or […]

Grant to upgrade Foster’s hall

FOSTER’S main hall, the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre, is to receive $165,000 in state government funding for refurbishment. The Brumby Labor Government announced the grant shortly before it went […]

High standard at art show

THE high standard and good number of entries in paintings, photographs, sculptures and crafts made the judging decisions difficult for Dennis Leversha at Meeniyan’s 38th annual Art and Craft Exhibition, […]

Hikers rescued at Prom

POLICE from the Search and Rescue Squad, together with Senior Constable Darren Lomax from Foster and Parks Victoria staff, were involved in the rescue of four hikers in Wilsons Promontory […]

Police news

Pedestrian knocked over at Welshpool IN THE heavy rain last Friday night a woman stepped out onto the South Gippsland highway at Welshpool and was struck by a passing vehicle […]

Police news

Serious Fall at Waratah Bay WORKSAFE is investigating an accident at Waratah Bay in which a painter was thrown from a cherry picker and received spinal injuries. The incident occurred […]

Police presence at Prom

POLICE on duty at Wilsons Promontory National Park over the long weekend report that the public was largely well behaved. However, eight penalty notices were issued, mainly for speeding within […]

Prom Country Farmers’ Market celebrates spring

AFTER many wet and cold months, the Prom Country Farmers’ Market last Saturday at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre was at its sunny best with a big spring boost […]

Smoke signals: Expect to see planned burns

THE Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE) says Victorians can expect to see smoke from planned burns over the next week. Speaking last week, DSE State Duty Officer Dennis Ward […]

South Gippsland Weeds

South Gippsland Weeds Gallery screenshot

Weed identification and control in South Gippsland. South Gippsland Weeds is supporting community in tackling weeds and pest animals. A weed is a plant that establishes itself outside its normal […]

Sustainability partnership emphasised

CHAIR of the Energy Innovation Co-operative (EIC) Susan Davies emphasised the benefits to Council, community and the EIC of working together towards shared sustainability goals in saving energy and using […]

Tonight’s AGM – PCAC’s progression

TURN up to the annual general meeting of Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) tonight, Wednesday November 17 starting at 7.30pm at Foster Football Club rooms, and learn about the positive […]