Archive for February, 2013

“Friends of Agnes Falls Inc” meeting

The next Meeting of the “Friends of Agnes Falls Inc” will be held on Thursday 21st February 2013, at the Royal Standard Hotel, Toora, commencing at 7.15pm. Some members will arrive earlier […]

“Friends of Agnes Falls” now on Facebook

Agnes Falls face on

Now that the “Friends of Agnes Falls” has been established, with a few working bees already held on site at the Scenic Reserve, under the auspices of Parks Victoria, the […]

“We are over potholes and patchworks!”

I guess my page says it all. Please take the time or maybe show my page to all. I need as many people to ‘Like’ it as possible so I […]

Campdraft ensures community the winner

YANAKIE Campdraft is a small non-profit organisation with a big heart. The campdraft is run on an annual basis and all funds raised are donated to local organisations and health […]

Foster Show

The Foster & District Agricultural Show is a not-for-profit event which has played a vital role in the community life of our small South Gippsland town for over 100 years.  […]

Foster Show a winner!

THE weather could not have been better for the thousands who flocked to the Foster Show last Saturday, with attendances even better than at the 2011 Show which was held […]

From the sheep’s back to yours at the Foster Show

WATCH it all happen at the Foster Show on Saturday February 23, when from 10 am a sheep will be shorn every hour in during special demonstrations by Peter Gay, […]

Full steam ahead at Prom Country Aged Care

FOLLOWING the recent resignation of CEO Claire Schmierer, who is moving back to Melbourne to be closer to her family, Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) Committee of Management (COM) is […]

Generous contribution helps establish hospital foundation

A DONATION of $100,000 is the first major contribution to the recently established South Gippsland Hospital Community Foundation. Directors of the Foundation have expressed their thanks to long-time Corner Inlet […]

Health funding backflip welcomed

THE federal government’s decision, announced last week, to reinstate funding it had cut from Victoria’s health system this financial year has been welcomed by the state government, the Victorian Healthcare […]

Know your fire restrictions

LOCAL fire brigades have attended several call-outs in recent weeks, prompting a stern message from Foster CFA brigade captain David Jones. “Ignorance is no excuse. The public should be aware […]

Lack of consultation leaves community with towering objections

THE first Chris Richter heard of a proposal to construct a 40 metre monopole at Port Franklin to provide access to fixed wireless high-speed broadband was an article in ‘The […]

No hog deer hunting on Snake Island

“WE ARE over the moon,” said the president of the Snake Island Cattlemen’s Association, Peter Mabilia, about the state government’s announcement that it will not proceed with balloted hunting of […]

Police report

SHOTS FIRED AT WELSHPOOL ON Saturday February 9, at approximately 10am, a 50 year-old Port Welshpool man was arrested at his home address. Police will allege that the man was […]

Rail Trail extension now underway

THE Foster to Welshpool Rail Trail Extension Project is now officially underway following the turning of the first sod of earth last Friday at the corner of Charity Lane and […]

Roll up to Foster Show

ALL roads will lead to Foster this Saturday for the 106th annual Foster and District Show and the event is guaranteed to have something of interest for everyone – including […]

Sing your heart out!

Foster’s talented informal singing group, Bec’s Bonny Boners, is back for another year and invites anyone interested in singing to just turn up and join them.  NO SINGING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! […]

South Gippsland Highway closure at Cranbourne 17-18 Feb

VicRoads website advises that the South Gippsland Highway at Cranbourne will be closed on Sunday 17 and Monday 18 February, 8.00pm to 5.00am The road will be closed southbound between Clarendon […]

Waxing & Shaving Hospital Fundraiser

Foster GPs, Dr Phil Worboys and Mike Fitzgerald will have the silkiest legs in town after they subject themselves to a public waxing at the Foster Show on Saturday February […]