Archive for October, 2013

‘Prom Country House’ due to open soon

EXCITEMENT is mounting among residents and staff at Banksia Lodge in Foster and Prom View Lodge in Toora, as the brand new facility they will soon share in Foster nears […]

Animals & Bush Fire Information

What you should do to help animals if you are near the fires Keep cats indoors and dogs under control wherever possible. Leave bowls of water on your property out […]

Australia Post stamps on local business

IN A move which has devastated the licensees of Toora Post Office and which puts the very future of this local business in jeopardy, Australia Post has not renewed their […]

Childcare crisis

LOCAL parents are refusing to be daunted by UnitingCare Gippsland’s shock announcement last week that it is withdrawing as a childcare provider, effective February 28, 2014. The decision affects the […]

Coal export threat to Corner Inlet

A RECENT report on ABC TV indicated that the State Government is currently considering 13 billion tonnes worth of new coal mining licenses across Gippsland. This figure is the equivalent […]

Community benefit in Burra Foods expansion

EXCITING developments at Burra Foods will see the South Gippsland community benefiting in a number of ways. The Korumburra-based company has committed an initial investment of $20 million to expand […]

Cup Weekend roundup

THERE is so much on offer over Cup Weekend and whether your taste runs to flowers and plants, food and wine, art and craft or finding a great bargain, it’s […]

FAMDA shines a light on dark times

PEOPLE who lived through the Great Depression of 1929-32 will find the latest production from the Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association (FAMDA) rekindles memories. For anyone else, ‘Foreigners from […]

Foster Pool under review

FOSTER Swimming Pool has become caught up in South Gippsland Shire Council’s desperate bid to cut costs and stop the perennial rate hikes which have caused such grief in the […]

Grants available to celebrate ANZAC centenary

THE centenary of the First World War (1914-1918) and the start of the ANZAC legend will be coming up next year. A key element of the Australian Government’s ANZAC centenary […]

Local olive producer has been quietly achieving – GOLD!

Local olive oil producers, Lyn and Andrew Jamieson from Golden Creek Olives in Fish Creek have just won Gold at the Australian Olive Association’s National Olive Industry Awards in Tasmania. […]

Long Jetty, high hopes

HOPES are high that Port Welshpool’s iconic Long Jetty will soon have the funding required for restoration so that it can once again open to the public. “With the Coalition […]

News round-up

SEARCH AT PROM FOR MISSING HIKER VICTORIA Police air wing together with police officers from Foster and Parks Victoria rangers were involved in the search for a hiker missing in […]

Outraged community rallies to support post office

THE public has rallied to support the licensees of the Toora Post Office, since, in a move which slashes their income by more than a half, Australia Post deprived them […]

Prepare for fire

IT IS ‘A Place of Last Resort’ and should not be confused with an evacuation centre or refuge. That is the stern warning from South Gippsland Shire Council regarding the […]

Reforms relax rules in rural zones

THE State Government’s Reformed Zones for Victoria project resulted in many changes to the Rural suite of planning zones – Farming Zone, Rural Activity Zone, Rural Living Zone and Rural […]

Shine a Light for Parks at the Prom

On Saturday evening, November 2, we need you to join more than a thousand people to make a human sign on the beach at Tidal River, Wilsons Prom – a […]

Southern Gippsland Food Map

A new web site is helping to put local produce on the map – and enable customers to find where they can buy some of this region’s finest fresh foods. Whether […]

Toora Fire Station – 80 proud years

TOORA Fire Station has a long and proud history. Next month the local brigade will celebrate 50 years since the former ‘bucket brigade’ was given a home and a permanent […]

Want to play Bowls? Come and have fun!

Foster Bowls Club will again be running Community Bowls this summer, but the format will be slightly different this year. Non-bowlers, past community bowlers and club members are all welcome. […]

Wild wind rips across Gippsland

IT has been a particularly busy time for members of the State Emergency Service (SES) in Gippsland and South Gippsland Shire crews who have been involved in the clean up […]