Archive for April, 2014

2014 start of new era

THE 2014 Alberton Football Netball League kicks off round one this Saturday which will see a new era in local football with the demise of DWWWW who have pulled out […]


Police Report POLICE are pleased with the overall behaviour of drivers over the ten-day period covering Easter to the end of the ANZAC Day long weekend. No accidents were recorded […]


IN A cruel blow for Welshpool, especially coming as it did only just before ANZAC Day, when the Australian flag is traditionally raised, someone has made off with the town’s […]

Easter Sheep Dog Trials

Beloka Working Dogs

The Easter Sheep Dog Trials are coming up. A great weekend for the whole family! Please come along and BYO dog on a lead. Beloka Sheep Dog Trials entry form > Beloka […]

Exciting new beginning for services for children

THE future of kindergarten, childcare and early learning facilities in the Corner Inlet region is now secure. Last Friday, Prom Coast Centres for Children Inc. (PCCC) confirmed their intention to […]

Farmers joining environmental movement in their fight against mining

The unlikely alliance and Lock the Gate movement send a challenge to the major parties and their “vested interests” • Gabrielle Chan., Thursday 10 April 2014 17.30 AEST There […]

Foster Laneways Design Project

LOCAL artist David Bell has been contracted by the Foster Community Association (FCA) to develop some ideas to enhance the laneways in Main Street, Foster. The local community is invited […]

Foster’s laneways

The Foster Community Association has received funding to develop a plan to beautify and make safe Foster’s three town centre pedestrian laneways, to provide attractive, inviting spaces where people can gather, […]

Future of Foster Pool hangs in the balance

TODAY (Wednesday) is D Day for Foster Swimming Pool. On the agenda of today’s 2pm meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council is a decision on whether to continue to operate […]

Gippy Ride Share on trial

THE Gippy Ride Share Steering Committee will decide this month whether to continue the ride sharing project. Promising savings of money and petrol, Gippy Ride Share is a public car […]

Going fishing? Read this first & stay safe!

  Blow by blow: How to keep up to speed with the Bureau’s coastal wind warnings 15 April 2014 The strong winds, roiling seas, and jagged rocks that line Australia’s 36,000km coastline […]

Highway resurfacing – too little, too late?

DRIVERS on the South Gippsland Highway will have to grit their teeth for some time to come, with no end in sight to the appalling state of the road. Repair […]

Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

A family says fracking and other drilling by Aruba Petroleum near their ranch created severe health problems. The civil jury verdict may be the first of its kind in a […]

Pool shock

Foster Outdoor Pool ad

SUPPORTERS of Foster Swimming Pool are reeling from the latest ultimatum from South Gippsland Shire Council. Council has essentially given the Foster community less than a year in which to […]

Rates will rise but burden will be redistributed

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has endorsed a Proposed Budget for 2014-2015 and is inviting public feedback before May 28. At the same time, Council has endorsed a Proposed Rating Strategy […]

School celebrates 95 years

THE 95 Year Reunion of Foster High School/South Gippsland Secondary College was held last Saturday, and although the weather was less than favourable, it didn’t prevent those attending from having […]

See Agnes Falls in its full glory – if you dare!

PLANS are underway to add an element of thrill to a visit to the popular local attraction of Agnes Falls, long recognised for its outstanding natural beauty. At present the waterfall, […]

South Gippsland comes together to fight back against cancer

THE 2014 South Gippsland Relay For Life committee and teams would like to thank the businesses and communities of South Gippsland for supporting the Relay for Life event on March […]

The road to zero

GET set for a strong and highly visible police presence involving local police officers and traffic management units patrolling our roads in force this Easter. Foster police sergeant Neil Coates […]

URGENT! Foster Swimming Pool at risk: show your support

There is a Council vote tomorrow afternoon – Wednesday April 16th at 2.00 pm on a motion that will decide whether Foster swimming pool will survive for two more years. […]

Walks and attractions at Wilsons Prom

Wilsons Prom is so rich with walking and nature-discovering opportunities … here is a short video depicting some highlights.