Archive for January, 2016

Australia Day in Corner Inlet

PREPARATIONS are well underway for a great celebration on Australia Day (Tuesday January 26). The festivities will be centred around the grounds of the Foster Historical Museum (free entry on […]

Australia Day in Meeniyan

TARWIN Valley Primary School captains Jennifer Moss and Lucas VanderZalm will set the scene for Meeniyan’s Australia Day celebrations by raising the Australian flag in Whitelaw Street at 9am. Following […]

Dangerous intersection has locals worried

“IT’S super dangerous,” says Bill Maddocks of the intersection where Hedley Range Road meets Woorarra Road in the hills north of Welshpool. Mr Maddocks fears it may take a serious […]

FAMDA’s next play needs a cast!!

FAMDA has plans to stage the wickedly funny new satirical comedy, Jonathan Biggins’ Australia Day, directed by Andrew Oldroyd. When it was first staged in 2012 reviewers wrote: Australia Day […]

Fight on for jetty

PORT Welshpool’s iconic Long Jetty still has legions of supporters keen to see the historic structure restored and re-opened. That was made apparent at a public meeting, attended by upwards […]

ICE workshop for families

The State Government’s ICE initiative is running an education program for families impacted by ICE. This program is free and will run over two nights at the Leongatha Council Chambers the 8th […]

Inside info for fishing enthusiasts: Fishing Report #3

Welcome to the third in an ongoing series of Prom Coast recreational fishing reports Provided by Foster Kyak and Outdoor, 50 Main Street, Foster.  Call: Murray on 0475 473 211 Australian Fishing News […]

Ladies Champion of Champions

South Gippsland Bowls Division NICOLE ‘Nics’ McKenzie showed what a natural athlete she is by taking out the South Gippsland Bowls Division Ladies Championship on January 6-7 at Korumburra. Nics […]

Local CT scanning better than ever

SOUTH Gippsland Radiology, based at Foster’s South Gippsland Hospital, took delivery of a state-of-the-art CT scanner shortly before Christmas. The GE Optima CT520 series scanner replaces an earlier model GE […]

Meeniyan community play space finalised

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has finalised the $191,045 Meeniyan Recreation Reserve – Community Play Space project. In addition to $74,545 allocated by Council and $23,500 in community contributions, the project […]

Photography competition is open through January

THE ‘Heroes of the Tarwin Valley’ photography competition was launched in recent weeks by the Tarwin Valley Development Group and runs until the end of January. Designed to promote the […]

Police to tackle firearm storage problems

POLICE in South Gippsland have identified that some firearm owners may not be storing their firearms in proper storage facilities. The police plan to crack down. Random storage inspections will […]

Portrait Prize now a biennial event

THE annual Great Southern Portrait Prize is changing to a biennial event – meaning that the next staging by Prom Coast Arts Council Inc. of this very popular, interesting and […]

Public meeting this Friday in support of Long Jetty

ANYONE who wishes to see the restoration of Port Welshpool’s iconic Long Jetty is urged to attend a public meeting this Friday. South Gippsland Shire Coastal-Promontory Ward Councillor Jeanette Harding […]

Rain at last

THE first decent rainfall for a long time was welcomed around the district in recent days, with hopes expressed that there would be plenty more. South Gippsland Water storages got […]

Smoke from Tasmanian fires drifts over Victoria

25 January 2016 For the second time in 10 days Victorians are being urged not call Triple Zero if they smell smoke in the air, with a plume from northern […]

Stage 1 Water Restrictions for Fish Creek and Korumburra

SOUTH Gippsland Water is activating Stage 1 Water Restrictions in Fish Creek and Korumburra, following continuing dry climate conditions and resultant increased water demand. After a moderately dry winter, this […]

Stamp and Coin Fair in Foster this Saturday

THE Corner Inlet Stamp Club will be holding its annual Stamp and Coin Fair this Saturday, January 16, at the Anglican Church Hall in Station Road, Foster, starting at 9 […]

Tertiary offers for SGSC’s VCE graduates

LAST week brought good news for many of the students who completed VCE at South Gippsland Secondary College in Foster last year. Thirty-one of the students received offers for further […]

Wilbur Wilde and friends at Foster January 16

OUR holiday tradition continues with our friends Wilbur Wilde and his lifelong friend Lisa Edwards joining their band that includes one of Australia’s most recognised drummers, Freddie Strauks (ex-Skyhooks) to […]