Archive for September, 2015

Alberton FNL juniors honoured

THE Alberton Football Netball League held their presentation wind-up last Wednesday evening at the Tarwin Football Club. League President John Schelling welcomed everyone and said it is great that the […]

Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese awarded for excellence

AUSTRALIA’S premium fine food event, the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards (RMFFA) presented a record 49 trophies across 16 categories at the annual presentation dinner last Thursday. Conducted annually by […]

Beware of phone scam – It’s not the ATO

SCAM phone calls purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office are increasing in frequency, and a number of South Gippsland residents have described the callers to be quite aggressive […]

Black Spur project gains momentum

THE proposed Black Spur Realignment project is gaining in acceleration following the Drop In Session held by VicRoads last Thursday. VicRoads representatives met with over 50 interested members of the […]

Brendan Kimber AFNL top dog

Xavier Duursma and Jayde McGlead

PHILLIP Island coach Brendan Kimber took out this year’s Alberton Football Netball League’s senior best and fairest award with 31 votes, four votes ahead of last year’s winner Chris Endres […]

Commonsense approach to planning for inundation

HOUSEHOLDERS have been broadly welcoming of an amendment to the Planning Scheme which has the potential to remove hundreds of lots from inundation controls. The public still has time to […]

Dalyston premiers

First flag since 1989 DALYSTON ended a 26 year drought by winning Saturday’s Alberton Football Netball League senior premiership at Meeniyan on Saturday in perfect conditions for football and spectators […]

Dredging up good news

THE long-anticipated re-dredging of the access channel at the Toora boat ramp has moved closer to becoming a reality. South Gippsland Shire Council is allocating $300,000 and will seek state […]

Farmers Market this Saturday

Contributed by Catherine McGlead A TASTE of spring weather changes our focus quickly, whether it’s what we eat, or are thinking about our surroundings and the garden. There are lots […]

Fight for updated fire station continues

Fire station upgrade push

THE Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien has vowed to continue fighting for the replacement of fire stations in Foster and Mirboo North. Mr O’Brien said Foster and Mirboo […]

Foster to lose Red Cross Patient Transport Service

FOSTER is to lose its Red Cross Patient Transport Service at the end of the year. The move is part of a restructure of the service in four centres in […]

Hospital Solar Campaign heats up

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital’s recently launched Solar Project Appeal to ‘turn’ sunshine into clinical care has already reached 30 per cent of its goal to raise $120,000 to install a solar […]

Little boy saved thanks to speedy attention from ambulance officers

Ambulance thank you

IT CAN happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. Suddenly you, a loved one, a friend, or co-worker is desperately in need of an ambulance. A call to 000 is […]

Parks Victoria to keep Foster office – for now

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is finalising negotiations with Parks Victoria regarding a new, shortened lease on the Foster offices occupied by the statutory authority. At its meeting last Wednesday, Council […]

Picasso Cow uddergoes a transformation

THE children of Toora Primary School are learning lots as their Picasso Cow undergoes a transformation. Toora Primary is one of nearly 60 schools nationwide participating in the national Picasso […]

Supermarket’s special tree preserved

THE magnificent Southern Magnolia (magnolia grandiflora) which stands at the front of Foster’s IGA supermarket holds a special place in the hearts of many locals. Those people will be pleased […]

Swimming pools to open at 25 degrees

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has heeded feedback from the community and resolved to lower the temperature required for its outdoor pools to open in the 2015/16 season. The forecast temperature […]

Ten solar panels for the Hospital

Following a successful wood raffle conducted by The Rotary Club of Foster over six days and top up from the Club funds the South Gippsland Hospital will benefit from the […]


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