Archive for October, 2016

A pub with no beer

A WAVE of community support is keeping Toora’s pub going in the midst of one of the biggest crises it has faced in its 127-year history. The pub is open […]

After hours medical services at local medical centres

  DEMANDS for 24/7 access to medical services are placing an unsustainable workload on the doctors at Foster and Toora Medical Centres. Recruitment and retention of rural general practitioners is […]

Big new fundraising opportunity thanks to community partnership

IN AN exciting new venture expected to reap significant benefits for the Corner Inlet community, Prom Country Aged Care is joining forces with the Linton Court Committee to expand the […]

Candidates speak up at lively forum

INTENSE interest in who will be the new South Gippsland Shire Councillors in Coastal Promontory Ward prompted an excellent turn-out for the ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum held in Foster last […]

Community votes for recycled water

THE results of the latest OurSay Forum are in, with a suggestion to recycle waste water for use on local sporting grounds the clear winner in the Foster community. South […]

Consultation underway on hog deer ballot

BY THE end of November, Parks Victoria expects to have finalised arrangements for the trial of balloted hog deer hunting on Snake Island due to commence in February. “We are […]

Cup Weekend roundup

THERE is much on offer in the district over Cup Weekend and whether your taste runs to flowers and plants, art and craft or to finding a great bargain, it’s […]

Daniher’s Drive is coming to Foster

FOSTER is soon to play host to the 245 participants of Daniher’s Drive when they arrive in town on Saturday October 15 to enjoy morning tea on Day Three of […]

Extra special farmers’ market 

ON THE third Saturday of each month, around 25 stallholders bring their best quality local produce to the Prom Country Farmers’ Market. The market is held from 8am to 12 […]

Foster Community Association – improving Foster

THE Foster Community Association has been responsible for many improvements in the Foster community over the years of its existence – and the new FCA Vice-President, Lynn Atkinson, is pleased […]

Foster Primary campaigns for school rebuild

THE Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien is spearheading a community campaign calling for the State Government to fund a rebuild of Foster Primary School. Mr O’Brien was part of […]

Hopes high for a busy summer at caravan parks

THE Melbourne Cup long weekend traditionally marks the start of the summer tourist season in South Gippsland. With that in mind, accommodation providers across the shire have been busy making […]

Warm welcome to Foster given to sporting greats

FOSTER has lived up to its reputation as a friendly town, treating the Daniher brothers and the other sporting greats who turned up with ‘Daniher’s Drive’ to a warm welcome […]