Archive for March, 2012

107th birthday celebrated at Toora

THERE were birthday celebrations on March 2 for the oldest Prom Country Aged Care resident. At Prom View Lodge in Toora Gladys Andrews turned 107! Mrs Andrews was born Gladys […]

Bravehearts brave Bass Strait

SEVEN game kayakers set off from Port Welshpool last Thursday, aiming to paddle across Bass Strait to Tasmania. The aim of the 300-plus kilometre paddle across the often-treacherous waters is […]

Community reaps rewards of community banking

COMMUNITY banking is thriving in the Corner Inlet district and the community is reaping the rewards. Thanks to the growing numbers of individuals and community groups choosing to bank with […]

Council under fire over plans for ageing

MEMBERS of the very demographic they target – South Gippsland’s older citizens -are starting to ask questions of the shire council about the Active Ageing Plan and the Improving Liveability […]

Fire Danger Period over (‘officially’)

THE Fire Danger Period officially finished at 1am on Monday this week (March 19) across the whole Gippsland Region, including the municipalities of South Gippsland, Wellington, East Gippsland, Latrobe and […]

Gardening enthusiasts welcome!

Gardening enthusiasts are invited to meet at Pause @ Meeniyan, Whitelaw Street, on the first Sunday of each month at 10.30am to enjoy coffee, each other’s company, discuss gardening problems […]

Great South Portrait Prize entry deadline looming.

Friday April 13th is the deadline for entry forms to be lodged for the 2012 Great Southern Portrait Prize competition .  The subject of the portrait must be a Gippsland resident, […]

Hospital team getting on their bikes to raise funds

THE South Gippsland Hospital team of twenty-eight riders and seven support crew leave this Friday for the Murray to Moyne relay cycling event. They plan to ride from Swan Hill […]

Minister paves way for Prom Gate development

A MAJOR tourism development proposed for just outside the gates of Wilsons Promontory National Park is a step closer to becoming a reality following action by the Minister for Planning, […]

New residential land opened up in Foster

IT IS full steam ahead for a major residential subdivision in Foster. Developers Gary and Joan Wallis now have a planning permit for a staged 50-lot subdivision in the Varney […]

Planning clarity for South Gippsland

LANDOWNERS in South Gippsland Shire now have more certainty following action by Planning Minister Matthew Guy to bring forward the long awaited South Gippsland Rural Land Use Strategy 2011. “South […]

Please support our Hospital’s Murray to Moyne fundraiser

Hi Friends, Colleagues and the Men’s shed on wheels As many of you will know, Mark Bowden and I have been training for some months to ride in the Murray […]

Pledge to PCAC bears fruit

THE generous pledge made last November to Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) by The James Charitable Trust came to fruition last Thursday, when trustees Dennis Belcher, Doug Evans and Graham […]

Prom View Lodge achieves accreditation

STAFF, residents and families involved in Prom View Lodge are thrilled and proud that the Toora nursing home has achieved full – three-year – national accreditation. The framed certificate acknowledging […]

Relay for Life volunteers needed!

This year’s annual Cancer Council’s Relay for Life event is planned for Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22 at Dumbalk Recreation Reserve.  Team and volunteers are needed, so please […]

Rural Strategy finally incorporated into the planning scheme

The amendment to the South Gippsland Planning Scheme which incorporates the new Rural Land Use Strategy is known as Amendment C63. It “implements the key recommendations and policies of the […]

Southern Prom tracks to open at Easter

PARKS Victoria has pulled out all stops in its flood recovery efforts at Wilsons Promontory National Park. As a result, access to the majority of the popular southern hikes at […]

We Need More Voices In The National Debate

Yes, I’ll admit I’m a subscriber to New Matilda which I find a useful Australian news source (though I don’t necessarily agree with all the articles) as well as many […]