Archive for August, 2016

100th birthday for Maud

AFNL’s uncertain future

Eighth team needed, but who wants to come? THE creation of a new competition for the 2017 football netball season, to be known as the ‘West Gippsland Football Netball Competition,’ […]

Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese continues to pleas

  FOLLOWING hot on the heels of their success with at the Nantwich International Cheese Show in the UK last month, the cheese gurus from Berrys Creek Gourmet Cheese have […]

Cameras roll in Toora

TOORA’S main street took on the appearance of a Hollywood film set last week. The filmmakers were graduate students who were relishing the opportunity to put into practice aspects of […]

Cattlemen concerned over Snake Island hog deer trial

  THE hunting of hog deer at Snake Island will be allowed during a two year State Government trial, operating under a ballot system similar to that at Blond Bay […]

Council adopts Arts and Culture Policy

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council adopted a revised Arts and Culture Policy at its meeting last week. The policy commits to supporting a culturally vibrant municipality. It provides clear objectives for […]

Council rules on free camping

RATEPAYERS will continue to subsidise ‘free’ camping at Franklin River Reserve, with South Gippsland Shire Council apparently of the belief that the benefits outweigh the costs. The decision taken by […]

Council to rule on Walkerville foreshore

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Councillors will decide in their meeting today (Wednesday) whether to issue a permit for a $600,000 project to improve the Walkerville North foreshore. The chair of the […]

Esso looks to exit Barry Beach

ESSO is considering outsourcing its operations at the Barry Beach Marine Terminal. A spokesperson for Esso’s parent company, ExxonMobil, said that a recent review of the Esso-operated facility near Port […]

Joint winners share top AFNL award

  KILCUNDA-Bass coach Chris Endres and Fish Creek’s Tom Cameron tied for the Alberton Football Netball League’s senior Best and Fairest Award when votes were counted at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s […]

Long Jetty progressing at long last

EXCITEMENT is mounting in Port Welshpool and across the shire that progress is finally being made on the long anticipated restoration of the Long Jetty. The Long Jetty Project Control […]

Perce leaves Foster RSL fighting fit

AFTER seven years as secretary/manager of the Foster sub-branch of the RSL, Perce Brewer is stepping down to take life a little easier. During the time he has been on […]

Prom Country brand gets a lookover

THE Prom Country brand name should be maintained. That was top of the 33 recommendations of the South Gippsland Brand Review report prepared for South Gippsland Shire Council by consultancy […]

Reducing plastic is in the bag!

FISH Creek and District Primary School held a sewing day for the students of grades five and six last Friday. Parents, friends and the wider community were also invited to […]

Walkerville foreshore improvements to go ahead

THE Walkerville Foreshore Committee of Management will press on with plans to raise the sea wall and formalise parking in Bayside Drive in a project to render the Walkerville North […]