Archive for March, 2015

A pear-fect party at Toora

Pears and post – party time at Toora HUNDREDS of people turned out to Toora on Sunday for double celebrations – the annual Pear Party at the Toora Heritage Pear […]

Big boost for Fishy’s fire fighting capacity

THE fire fighting capacity of the Fish Creek & District Fire Brigade has been boosted significantly with the arrival in recent months of three new vehicles. With a combined value […]


THIEVES looking for cash are believed responsible for a number of break-ins across Foster’s business district in the early hours of last Sunday morning. It is believed that the break-ins […]

Budget proposes 4.9 per cent rate rise

“FINANCIALLY sustainable and responsible” or “a gamble”? Not even the shire councillors are in agreement about the 2015/16 Proposed Budget for South Gippsland Shire Council. The summary document points out […]

Festival has plenty to get you involved

A STRONG component of the Prom Coast Seachange Festival is to get people involved in enjoying what this beautiful region has to offer. With over 60 events, the 2015 program […]

Historic Field Day commemorated in Foster

FOSTER Showgrounds was the venue 50 years ago of the first field day in Victoria. That historic occasion has now been marked by the erection of an information panel on […]

O’Brien victorious for Nats

THE Nationals have kept their firm grip on the seat of Gippsland South, with a resounding victory to their candidate Danny O’Brien in last Saturday’s by-election. The by-election followed the […]

Ongoing OurSay consultation on Shire Budget

THE second on-line consultation through online engagement provider OurSay offered to ratepayers by South Gippsland Shire Council concluded this week. The results will help determine the draft Budget for 2015-2016 […]

Rotary donates $2000 to Youth Assist Clinic

THE South Gippsland Hospital Youth Assist Clinic (YAC) has recently received a welcome funding boost with the generous donation of $2000 from the Rotary Club of Foster. Raised from the […]

Showtime fun at Foster

SHOWCASING the best in local farm produce and country life at large, the 108th Annual Foster & District Show was a huge crowd pleaser at Foster Showgrounds last Saturday. Show […]

Warning on ice scourge

IF YOU don’t think ice is in your town – you’re wrong! This startling statement was one of the key messages passed on to community members at the Ice Forum, […]