Archive for May, 2018

A cosy festival for all

FISH Creek is readying itself for a tea cosy festival like no other – and it seems everyone is involved.  Last week students from Fish Creek Primary School gathered around […]

A cosy festival for all

FISH Creek is readying itself for a tea cosy festival like no other – and it seems everyone is involved. Last week students from Fish Creek Primary School gathered around […]

An honour to serve

FOR Foster intensive care paramedic John Barrie being awarded the Ho Chi Minh City Badge was something astonishing – not least of all because he received an award when his […]

Black Spur fatality

THE infamous Black Spur bend near Koonwarra has claimed the life of another victim, with the death of a Stoitse Transport driver on Saturday morning (May 26). The incident occurred […]

Casualty crash survey

Council seeks answers on road toll SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is asking road users to help drive down the road toll, with 473 local casualty crashes in the past five […]

CFA applauds motorists

TOORA CFA Captain Mark Hurst said motorists needed to be applauded for observing new laws during a gas leak at a Toora service station on Thursday, May 10 from about […]

Cosy Festival this weekend 

THE Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival is shaping up as one of this year’s hottest events in South Gippsland. Kicking off this Saturday at 10am with a demonstration by tea […]

Dead wombats dumped

THREE dead wombats were dumped in Pioneer Street, Foster, near the South Gippsland Shire Council depot late on Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Foster Police’s Leading Senior Constable Matt […]

Fire danger period ends

The fire danger period (FDP) finished at Tuesday, May, 1, 1am in the following municipalities; South Gippsland Shire Council Bass Coast Shire Council French Island Cardinia Shire Council Casey City […]

Fishy Festival triumphs

THE Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival enjoyed a huge weekend, with 1000 visitors estimated to have flocked to the event over the weekend. “You just don’t dream about it being […]

Is your child ready for four-year-old kindergarten next year?

THE enrolment period for funded four-year-old kindergarten in 2019 is now open. If you have a child who will be ready for kindergarten next year you can sign them up […]

Milking an advantage

TOORA’S ViPlus Dairy is ready to go into overdrive, with an order for 20 million kilograms of milk powder for major Chinese player Oz Cow. At an official ceremony last […]

Mirboo North & District Community Bank Tournament

New Sponsor for SGIBBA Each year South Gippsland Indoor Bias Bowls Association (SGIBBA) has a sponsorship Tournament, this year’s tournament is on Sunday, 8th of July at Dumbalk Hall. This […]

Police raid on Councillor’s home

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Andrew McEwen had his property raided by police on the morning on Friday, May 18. “In connection with the Local Government Inspectorate investigation into South […]

Primary school misses out

FOSTER Primary School committee president Matt Wallis has lamented the passing of another State Budget that failed to allocate funding to his beloved school. Built in the 1960s, the asbestos […]

Schools rejoice at funding shock

FOSTER Primary School and Fish Creek Primary School are set to receive close to $2.5 million to remove and replace asbestos-riddled buildings. “Wow. This is very exciting news. We’re absolutely […]

Victory in Hoddle vote

THERE were cheers and a growled warning as supporters of the Hoddle Mountain Trail claimed victory last Thursday (April 26). The cheers, predictably, came from the supporters themselves, as one […]

Zebra crossing for Foster

FOSTER will soon have a zebra crossing, in a move designed to settle confusion between drivers and pedestrians. Last week there was consternation among some Foster residents when they woke […]