Archive for July, 2015

ATO warning! Telephone scammers are active

The ATO is warning the public to be aware of a phone scam that is again circulating where fraudsters are intimidating people into paying a fake tax debt over the […]

Award-winning surge in local RSL membership

THE Foster Sub-Branch of the RSL has done it again! For the second time in three years, Foster RSL has recorded the highest percentage increase in membership amongst all the […]

Budget shock

BRAVE or foolhardy? Time will tell how South Gippsland Shire Council will be judged by ratepayers and what the consequences will be of Council’s majority vote for a budget that […]

Calls for Council to dig in against coal mining

SOUTH Gippsland Shire residents concerned about the possibility of mining on their doorstep are asking Council to take a stronger stand against coal and coal seam gas exploration and mining. […]

Cellar door book launch

Solomons Noose

On Friday, 7 August Waratah Hills Vineyard is hosting the launch of a revealing book about Tasmania’s colonial history written by the former editor-in-chief of The Age, Steve Harris. Steve […]

Community grants a trigger for community projects

CHILLY temperatures weren’t enough to keep away the members and friends of local community organisations, groups and sporting clubs who gathered at the Council Chambers in Leongatha last Wednesday evening […]

Councillor reveals stubborn streak

CLEARLY disappointed to be on the losing side of two votes relating to Venus Bay at last Wednesday’s meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council, Cr Kieran Kennedy, a long-time resident […]

Critical briefing for Corner Inlet Justice Group

THE federal member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent, has challenged the Corner Inlet Justice Group to continue its fight for “a fair go for asylum seekers” and an increase for overseas […]

Honours for dedicated Friends of the Prom

AT THE Annual General Meeting of the Friends of The Prom on July 12, Life Membership was awarded to local couple Elizabeth and Marc Moerkerk, very worthy recipients of this […]

Local business seeks to support community groups

Hi there, Troy and Terry think it is very important to be able to support our local community organisations, so we are very proud to inform you that during the […]

New Medical Equipment Loan Program at SGH

TO MEET the changing needs of the community, South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) has partnered with G-Mobility to provide and manage hospital equipment available for hire or purchase. This will ensure […]

New towers to improve mobile phone reception

MOBILE phone reception is set to improve markedly at Sandy Point, Waratah Bay and Dumbalk. The three local towns are among almost 500 across rural and regional Australia announced as […]

People power hands pools a lifeline

THE communities of South Gippsland are to keep their pools for the foreseeable future. Even Foster Pool, the future of which has been under a cloud as a result of […]

Singing in concert for an excellent cause

  REPRESENTATIVES of the Prom Coast Singers visited Prom Country House on Monday morning to present a cheque for $500 to Prom Country Aged Care on behalf of the choir. […]

Smooth sailing for new principal

STUDENTS and staff at Welshpool and District Primary School welcomed their new principal, Gabbi Boyd at the start of Term 3, following the retirement of former principal Geoff Cooling at […]

Wayne’s world beating invention hits the spot

HE IS well known as a Corner Inlet fisherman and the purveyor of the freshest seafood through his Port Franklin jetty shop. Now, thanks to an environmentally friendly pile hammer, […]

Xavier selected for All-Australian AFL team

SOUTH Gippsland Secondary College Year 9 student and Foster footballer Xavier Duursma has had a week to remember. Xavier was selected to play Australian Rules football for Victoria in the […]