Archive for February, 2014

Driver error main crash cause at notorious Foster intersection

IN THE wake of yet another collision at the intersection of the South Gippsland Highway and the main road into Foster, police are calling on drivers to take more care. […]

Dumbalk meeting to shine light on mobile phone black spots

IS POOR or non-existent mobile coverage a problem? A public meeting to be held today (Wednesday) at Dumbalk Hall could go some way to helping you. In a move organised […]

Fire close to home

SEARING heat, a fierce northerly wind and tinder dry bush – the conditions last Sunday were akin to those of Black Saturday. As they did five years ago, fires broke […]

First Aid for the beach

Gippsland’s stunning beaches, lakes, rivers and pools are an annual drawcard for thousands of Australian holiday makers, but knowing some basic first aid can help us assist in the event […]

Foster’s secret is out

IT SEEMS that word is out about the many positive aspects of living in Foster. At present, there are over 20 homes being built in Foster, including 10 in the […]

Free camping at what cost

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is facing strong opposition from commercial caravan park proprietors to its plans to expand camping opportunities in the shire. Submissions to the draft Recreational Vehicle (RV) […]

Great show for Foster

FOSTER Showgrounds was the place to be last Saturday, when the Foster & District Agricultural Society presented the 107th Annual Foster & District Show. From agriculture to artwork, rides to […]

Have your say on council rating strategy review

RATEPAYERS are invited to have their say on the draft Rating Strategy Review discussion paper which came before a Special Meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council last Thursday and was […]

It’s all systems go at Toora’s ViPlus dairy factory

THE first shipment has gone out and continuous production of infant formula for the Chinese market is about to begin in earnest at the ViPlus Dairy Pty Ltd factory at […]

Know your fire restrictions

THE CFA is urging everyone to make themselves fully aware of the fire restrictions which are enforced during a Fire Danger Period and on days of Total Fire Ban. This […]

Our coast under threat

FOR the sake of our coastline’s health, any further commercial development within Wilsons Promontory National Park should be prohibited and any further expansion of Port Anthony rejected. Those are some […]

Pleading your case could improve mobile coverage

By Wendy Williamson THE long-suffering residents of Dumbalk and other rural and regional areas plagued by poor or non-existent mobile phone coverage are hoping that change is at last on […]

The Big Cheese coming to Fish Creek

IT ISN’T every day that two leading lights of the dairy industry decide to join forces to create something extra special, but that is what is happening at Fish Creek. […]