Archive for January, 2013

Attempted abduction at Port Welshpool

POLICE are appealing for public assistance following a report of an attempted abduction in Port Welshpool last Wednesday night. Investigators have been told a four-year-old boy was playing in the […]

Australia Day celebrations in Foster

THE lawns outside Foster Museum and Foster Library will be the place to be this Saturday afternoon for the Corner Inlet Australia Day celebrations. Marg Haycroft, who heads the local […]

Dangers of Fracking

Fracking illustration

This website by Linda Dong is an excellent visual tool to easily understand what impact Hydraulic Fracturing has on the environment. It uses US statistics and references but the impacts […]

Fire restrictions start this week

THE Fire Danger Period commenced this week (1am Monday) in South Gippsland and Baw Baw shires. Even last Friday, however, with the temperature soaring to more than 40 degrees Celsius, […]

Fun days at Summer Festival

THE Port Welshpool Prom Coast Summer Festival was a resounding success with crowds taking advantage of great summer weather in which to take part in the many activities held during […]

Have your say on coal seam gas

DEPUTY Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan is encouraging the people of Gippsland to make their views known on coal seam gas. In December, Victorian Minister for Energy […]

Police reports

Stabbing at Agnes A 24-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed in a house at Agnes last Tuesday, January 22. He was airlifted to The Alfred hospital in Melbourne with life-threatening injuries and […]

Rethink on recycling and garbage

NEXT month will see new kerbside garbage and recycling bins for much of South Gippsland Shire, as a new seven-year contract takes effect. Transpacific Cleanaway is taking over from the […]

Roads to ruin

HOLIDAYMAKERS visiting the Corner Inlet district face an extra challenge this summer – negotiating the numerous potholes on the roads. It is a challenge locals have been up against for […]

Rodeo wows the crowd

THE second annual Stony Creek Rodeo attracted over 4500 people and kept them on the edge of their seats last Saturday evening, watching the non-stop action at the Stony Creek […]

South Gippsland a top spot for summer holidays

SOUTH Gippsland has again been regarded as a popular place to spend summer, according to the hoards of holiday-makers who have flocked to the area. Many Victorian and interstate travellers […]

South Gippsland Shire Council Australia Day Awards

A LARGE crowd assembled in the Leongatha Memorial Hall last Wednesday evening for South Gippsland Shire Council’s 2013 Australia Day Awards Announcement Ceremony. Council’s Community Strengthening Manager, Ned Dennis, was […]

Toora’s Irene Spooner named as Corner Inlet Citizen of the Year

TOORA identity Irene Spooner’s tireless efforts over 40 years on behalf of her local community were acknowledged on Australia Day when she was awarded Corner Inlet Citizen of the Year. […]