Archive for April, 2013

$19.1 million investment in dairy factory

MURRAY Goulburn has announced an immediate $19.1 million investment in its Leongatha facilities, lifting the site’s UHT manufacturing output by approximately 70 million litres of additional capacity each year. It […]

50th birthday celebrations for Foster Ambulance

AMBULANCE Victoria Pipes and Drums marched down Foster’s main street on Sunday, accompanied by ambulances old and new, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the local […]

Another unconventional gas company suspends activities

Another unconventional gas company, DART Energy, is suspending all field operations in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It follows the recent withdrawal of another coal seam gas (CSG) […]

Call for people power to advance Foster Station Park

A HANDFUL of enthusiastic volunteers have already made good progress on the development of the old Foster railway station precinct as Foster Station Park. Now, as the Foster Station Park […]

Compromise reached over NBN pole positions

ELEVENTH hour concessions from NBN Co appear to have allowed a compromise in the bitter battle over the positioning of telecommunications facilities at Fish Creek and Yanakie to deliver a […]

Dr Hutch wins place in top training scheme

FOSTER doctor Hutchison Thurairaja has been accepted into a prestigious training scheme funded by the federal government. ‘Dr Hutch’ as he is affectionately known by his colleagues and patients, is […]

Family Law, Family Dispute Resolution and the Impact on Children forum

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Few make use of Venus Bay beach bus

IN TERMS of bums on seats, the Venus Bay Summer Beach Bus service introduced last summer was hardly a roaring success. As the manager of the Venus Bay Community Centre, […]

Foster farewells principal

TERM One came to an end last week and with it the tenure of Foster Primary School’s principal for the last seven years, Fiona Bull, who is retiring after almost […]

Government sets guidelines for tourism development in Victoria’s parks

PRESSING on with its grand plans to ‘unlock Victoria’s nature-based tourism’, the Victorian government this week released guidelines for tourism investment opportunities in national parks. Minister for Environment and Climate […]

Our own CT scanner

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital in Foster is now the proud owner of a magnificent new CT scanner. The $200,000 machine, purchased with a grant from the Percy Baxter Charitable Trust, is […]

Prom Coast Seachange Festival rolls in

IT HAS been two years since the last one and this year’s Prom Coast Seachange Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. After months of careful preparation, finally […]

Third Murray to Moyne ride for SG Riders

THE annual Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay took place on Saturday and Sunday April 6 and 7, with local team ‘The South Gippsland Riders’ participating for the third time in […]

Thumbs up for our hospital

PATIENTS have given the thumbs up to Foster’s South Gippsland Hospital in the latest government survey into patient satisfaction in Victorian hospitals. South Gippsland Hospital’s score of 88.5 out of […]