Archive for August, 2015


AFTER successfully staging last year’s Alberton Football Netball grand final at Meeniyan, the league has decided to play the 2015 grand final at Meeniyan again this year. The finals kick […]

Active retirees given a voice

WITH a significant proportion of the population of South Gippsland Shire over 50 years of age and retired from paid employment, the Active Retirees Advisory Committee performs an important role […]

Citizens’ say in council budgeting process?

SOUTH Gippsland ratepayers could soon be determining the council spend on community infrastructure. South Gippsland Shire Council is seriously considering a participatory budgeting approach for its next budget. Five progressive […]

Council caravan parks meeting budget expectations

THE latest report on the South Gippsland Shire-run caravan parks of Yanakie and Long Jetty (at Port Welshpool) shows them to be ticking along nicely. Neither is yet making money […]

Fabulous business opportunity in Foster

Foster’s Little Bookshop is 9 years old……… When we opened our doors in July 2006 we knew the next few years would be busy ones and that proved to be […]

Farmers’ market this Saturday

Contributed by Catherine McGlead WINTER is well and truly upon us, and while it is certainly cold and wet, on the up side the levels in local dams are starting […]

Gardiner grant to aid in FCH revitalisation

  THE next stage in the regeneration of the Foster & District Community House took a big step forward recently when the House was announced as being one of 28 […]

High speed internet access wins by a country mile

AS THE rollout of fixed wireless technology continues, more and more regional Australians are connecting to the National Broadband Network, relishing the opportunity to access reliable broadband at dizzyingly high […]

Lives saved through tragic death

FAMILY and friends of a cyclist who sustained a fatal head injury in a freak accident at Foster in June have derived a measure of comfort from knowing how many […]

One Act Play Festival this weekend!

The Fifteenth Annual South Gippsland One Act Play Festival offers a smorgasbord of over thirty plays for locals, visitors and their friends to sample this weekend.    

Take a team approach to emergency management

EMERGENCY management needs to develop a team approach across all sectors. That was the overriding theme of ‘Collaboration in Crisis – Preparing South Gippsland’, a presentation by Craig Lapsley, Emergency […]

Turning sunshine into babies, cardiac care and other clinical services

THIS week marks the launch of South Gippsland Hospital’s first major fundraising appeal for many years. The aim is to raise $120,000 for a solar power system to save on […]

Walking Wounded team strides in to Foster

FOUNDER and CEO of Walking Wounded, war veteran Brian Freeman was guest of honour last Tuesday evening at the Foster RSL Club rooms, as he made his way to Port […]

Widespread outrage over rubbish dump proposal

A PROPOSAL for a waste management facility at Leongatha South has got off to a bad start, with residents up in arms and South Gippsland’s mayor, Cr Jeanette Harding, criticising […]