Archive for May, 2017

A New Face in The Mirror

I HAVE quite literally just arrived in this neck of the woods and am looking forward to exploring all the beautiful places and meeting new and interesting people. My artist […]

A New Partnership Raising the Steaks at FGClub Diner

  THE Foster Golf Club and the award winning ‘Greenhouse Restaurant & Cellar Door’ are very excited to announce a new partnership – a great local & family dining venue with […]

Beef with the Budget

AT the Open Hearing for verbal submissions of the South Gippsland Shire Budget and Council Plan on Wednesday May 15, fifteen people spoke to their submissions including Megan Knight, Ralph […]

Council supports Yanakie business expansion

AT its meeting last week, Council issued a Notice of Decision for the development of an extension to the Prom Café Bakery at Yanakie, provided the applicant meet recommended conditions. […]

Fifty year Jewel Rodney Lomax

Fifty years in one organisation is an outstanding achievement particularly when involvement is active and consistent over a long period. R Wor Bro Harold Rodney Lomax PSGW GLH (Rod) has […]

Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Enrolments now Open for 2018

PROM Coast Centres for Children (PCCC) Kindergartens (Foster, Fish Creek, Toora/Welshpool), along with all other kindergartens in the South Gippsland Shire are now in the 2nd year of the South […]


Hedley community has had many names over the years Nine Mile, Timberton, Hodgkinson and finally in the 1889, it was gazetted Hedley after Dr G.D Hedley who apart from having […]

Major gift enables treatment close to home

Recently, South Gippsland Hospital was able to buy one of six needed endoscopes at a total cost of more than $90,000 through the support of one of our local families, […]

Mother and Calf Whales Stranded at Norman Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park

A mother and calf whale were reported as stranded at the southern end of Norman Bay at Wilsons Promontory National Park last Wednesday around 5.30pm. The whales are thought to […]

Not a lot for South Gippsland in the State Budget

LAST week’s State Budget proved a bit of a fizzer for South Gippsland with no real new projects outlined in it. There is no funding for local schools at Foster […]


SATURDAY, May 13 is your chance to have a closer look at how the Toora CFA works.  An open day will be held from 10am – 1.00pm to find out […]

Prom Country Farmers Market – May

ONE of the driving forces behind what we do as producers and as a farmers market committee is to give local people access to local food. As a committee we […]

Stockyard Gallery celebrates volunteers

THE current exhibition at Stockyard Gallery showcases artworks, hand-crafted homewares and apparel created by 16 of the gallery’s very talented volunteers. All of the gallery’s volunteers give generously of their […]

Tai Chi for Health

Joyce Wright is trained by the highly respected Dr Paul Lam in a course backed by Arthritis Victoria and has been a qualified teacher of Tai Chi for over five […]


A group of booklovers from Toora visited Clunes last weekend for the annual book festival.  The main street of Clunes was filled with marquees stacked with books from, what looked […]

Volunteer Week

THIS week was National Volunteer Week, so Council would like to take the opportunity to thank all of South Gippsland’s volunteers for the – often overlooked – work they do […]