Archive for April, 2016

Bank agency to open at Welshpool RTC

A NEW agency for the Bendigo Bank, which is managed locally by the Toora and District Community Bank, will officially open next Monday, April 18, at the Welshpool Rural Transaction […]

Basketball stadium shooting for new floor

THE need for a new floor for the basketball stadium at Welshpool’s Arthur Sutherland Recreation Reserve has never been greater. That was the message from Madelaine Mason in a presentation […]

Basketballers score silver in NZ

LOCAL youngsters Sam Flanders, Tyla Angwin and Flynn Materia acquitted themselves with great distinction in the Pacific Easter Classic basketball tournament in Tauranga, New Zealand. 14-year-old Sam Flanders, of Fish […]

Bendigo Bank Agency opens at Welshpool RTC

BLUE skies and warm weather greeted those attending the opening last Monday of the new Welshpool Agency of the Toora & District Community Bank® and Foster Bendigo Bank Branches. The […]

Better mobile coverage for Sandy Point

MOBILE phone coverage is set to improve at Sandy Point with the construction of a new tower going ahead over the next couple of months. Details of the long-awaited project […]

Building a better future for Foster

SUBMISSIONS on the Draft Foster Community Infrastructure Plan are invited from the public. Prepared by Social Planning Officer Vicki Bradley, the Draft Plan recently went on public exhibition. It can […]

Community Energy powering up

IN THE push towards a more sustainable world powered by renewable energy rather than fossil fuels, Community Energy is gaining prominence. Decentralising energy generation and increasing the supply mix by […]

Councillor misconduct

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillor Don Hill is facing disciplinary action after a finding of misconduct against him by an independent Councillor Conduct Panel. The Panel reprimanded Cr Hill, made a […]

Dial before you burn

FIRE restrictions ended this week. You may now burn off. However, care must be taken. Foster CFA captain David Jones reminds the public that certain regulations need to be adhered […]


POLICE have found drugs in vehicles in the local area on two occasions recently. In the first incident, at 5.52pm last Wednesday, police observed a car drive through the stop […]

Farming in 2050: storing carbon could help meet Australia’s climate goals

Australia’s agricultural lands help to feed about 60 million people worldwide, and also support tens of thousands of farmers as well as rural communities and industries. But a growing global population with a growing […]

Fire restrictions lifted

FIRE restrictions have been lifted in South Gippsland, Bass Coast and Baw Baw. The Fire Danger Period and Fire Prohibited Periods finished on Monday (April 11) in the three municipalities. […]

HAZMAT attends gas leak in Foster

The Foster CFA attended a call-out last Sunday when gas was found to be leaking from a car as it filled up at the BP Service Station in Toora Road. […]

Hospital expansion plans shared with Danny O’Brien

LOCAL MLA Danny O’Brien toured South Gippsland Hospital last Thursday, the guest of hospital CEO Peter Rushen and the hospital board, represented by board member Paul Ahern. It was the […]

Julie’s Classic Cakes star at farmers’ market

  ONE of the stars of the Prom Country Farmers’ Market, held on the third Saturday of each month in the grounds of the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre, is […]

Lions get ready to roar at Toora factory

VIPLUS Dairy Pty Ltd is going all out to support the local community by thoroughly refurbishing the former store area at the front of its Toora factory so it can […]

Toora Lions – the pride of the district

LIFE has become a little easier for some locals, thanks to the effort of some unsung heroes. They are far too modest to blow their own trumpets, but word has […]

Welcome to the ‘new’ Manna Gum Community House

Manna Gum Community House (formerly Foster and District Community House and Learning Centres Inc) is a not-for-profit organisation run by a community-based Committee of Management and offers a range of […]

Where’s the community in Foster Community Association?

ENTHUSIASTIC new members are being sought for the Foster Community Association, which is in temporary recess due to a lack of interest from the Foster community. The Association currently has […]