Archive for September, 2013

3 in a row for Panthers

Kilcunda Bass have set the standard in the Alberton Football Netball League with a resounding six goal grand final victory over a gallant Korumburra-Bena on Saturday at Wonthaggi. In perfect […]

Architect-designed village proposed for Walkerville

PLANNING is still at a very early stage, with a land rezoning application yet to be considered, but Walkerville landowner Jeremy Rich has unveiled his family’s grand plans for a […]

Be a local hero – join the CFA

The CFA is looking for fit, enthusiastic women and men to join the ranks of its 693 career firefighters who work shoulder to shoulder with the organisation’s 57,000 volunteers. Applications […]


POLICE have issued several penalty notices in recent days for drivers caught exceeding the speed limit on the district’s roads. At 11.38am last Saturday police intercepted a 43-year-old woman from […]

Book your Mammogram now!

If you are a woman aged 50-69, then now is the time to book an appointment with Breastscreen Victoria’s mobile screening service, which will be in Foster from September 16 to […]

Broadbent holds McMillan

CONSERVATIVE forces won the day at last Saturday’s federal election. The Kevin Rudd-led Labor government was tossed out in favour of a Tony Abbot-led Coalition. The situation was mirrored in […]

Collect firewood legally and avoid fines burning a hole in your pocket

A MAN has been fined for illegally taking wood from the New Zealand Hill Nature Conservation Reserve in Foster. Acting on information supplied by members of the public, Parks Victoria […]

Council’s planning service now among the best

AFTER years of languishing in the doldrums, infuriating anyone – developers or small landholders – who needed a planning permit in a reasonable period of time, South Gippsland Shire Council’s […]

Dairy giant mooves ahead of the herd

THE Murray Goulburn (MG) factory at Leongatha is set to greatly increase its production of UHT milk at the same time as it cuts carbon emissions, thanks to major investment […]

Don’t assume it’s a cold!

If you or your child has a temperature, a severe cough and perhaps conjunctivitis, don’t assume it’s just a cold. These symptoms may be present for three to four days […]

Federal Election on Saturday

THE 2013 Federal Election will take place this Saturday, September 7. All polling places will be open from 8am to 6pm. In the Corner Inlet district, which is in the […]

Mark Bradley wins 2nd best and fairest

KORUMBURRA-Bena ruckman Mark Bradley has won his second Alberton Football Netball League best and fairest award when votes were counted on Sunday afternoon at the Wonthaggi Town Hall. The 34-year […]

New research: fracking “a serious risk to livestock”

  Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock The UKs Independent newspaper (17 September 2013), featured an article in which a British professor warns that the gas […]

Production due to begin at Toora factory within weeks

Production of infant formula for the Chinese market should begin at the ViPlus dairy factory at Toora at the end of this month or early October. That is the word […]

Shire council defiant on caravan parks

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is forging ahead with its plan to take over the direct management of the Yanakie and Long Jetty (at Port Welshpool) caravan parks, despite strident opposition […]

Survey finds community dissatisfaction with shire council

THE results from the 2013 Community Satisfaction Survey indicate that there is much room for improvement in the community’s satisfaction with South Gippsland Shire Council’s performance. The results are not […]

Tennis anyone?

Foster Tennis Club is holding a Spring Comp, starting October 16, with finals in early December. The format will be an open team event, with teams of three (doubles and […]

Toora Pool is open!

The covered, heated pool at Toora  opens  Saturday, September 21 for a 7 month season. Hours: Saturday:  10am – 5pm Sunday:  1pm – 5pm Monday to Friday:  7am – 6pm […]

Two new films on Coal and Coal Seam Gas in Foster

Two groundbreaking new documentaries by Lock the Gate Alliance will be screened in the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre at 2pm on Sunday, September 29. The 35-minute films,  ‘Fractured Country, […]