Archive for October, 2018

(Council) not swimming in cash

THERE was a clear message coming out of South Gippsland Shire Council’s public briefing session last Wednesday: despite reports to the contrary, Council is “not swimming in cash”. Council’s Manager […]

AFNL hung out to dry

AFL Victoria’s Appeal Panel has upheld an appeal against Recommendation 1 of AFL Gippsland’s Leagues and Competitions Review Final Recommendations Report. The panel reviewed the appeal opposing AFL Gippsland’s proposal […]

Bank comes back to Meeniyan

MEENIYAN celebrated last Friday, with the opening of a Bendigo Bank outlet at the IGA Supermarket. It’s been a long time coming, with many a hurdle along the way. But […]

Byron gets his dog

SPOILER alert: Byron Doran is going to get his dog. It’s a chocolate Labrador called Zeus. The 15-year-old Foster Secondary College student will travel up to Sydney with mum and […]

Call for negative rate rise

CR Don Hill has argued for two years of negative rate rises, saying South Gippsland Shire Council was “rolling in funds”. The comments came after a strong draft Annual Financial […]

Communication breakdown

AN apparent communication breakdown over Telstra works in the main street of Foster has drawn the ire of a local trader. Foster businesswoman Deb Harris said she had no forewarning […]

Council in crisis – Kiel quits

$69,000 bullying investigation SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has continued its freefall, with the sensational resignation of Cr Maxine Kiel at the Wednesday, September 26 meeting. Cr Kiel will be replaced […]

Council votes yes to toolkit

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has voted yes to applying for funding for the South Gippsland Business Associations Good Governance Toolkit. Given a successful application, the $60,000 project will be financed […]

Dreaming of a book launch

FISH Creek author Liz Farrell will officially launch her young adult fantasy novel Willow Bloom and the Dream Keepersat Gecko Gallery on Friday (October 5) from 5pm to 7pm. Writing […]

Football failure – Clubs go their separate ways

IT was decided at a meeting of all Alberton Football Netball League clubs last Thursday that it’s every club for themselves as the AFNL looks dead in the water after […]

Foster Fete Fun

FOSTER Primary School’s 2018 fete has been declared “brilliant” by principal Lorraine Gurnett. She used another superlative to describe the community support: “Beautiful.” Of course, Lorraine was not the only […]

Foster RSL to unveil new honour roll

Invitation to descendants of World War 1 enlistees to attend AN event of significant historical interest to the community is set to happen in Foster on Remembrance Day, November 11, […]

Kiel replacement announced

WHILE former councillors Jim Fawcett and Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks were the touted front runners for the positioned vacated by Cr Maxine Kiel, an outsider stole the crown. Allambee South’s Rosemary Cousin […]

Library bus to close

WEST Gippsland Library has announced that its mobile book service will cease operation by June 30, 2019. “Only a small number of people actively use the mobile library, with numbers […]

Making Foster shine

FOSTER businesswoman Shelley Brewer believes a plan to see the town covered in gold stars this Christmas would be a perfect “celebration of community”. The Foster Chamber of Commerce member […]

No show for 2019

THE Foster & District Show is ready to go into hiatus – with the committee voting at last night’s meeting (Tuesday, October 9) to have a year’s break and stage […]

Paint our Town Community Art Project in Toora

SUNDAY October 14 saw the completion of the “Paint our Town” Art Project in Toora. Under the expert direction of lead artist Leila Boakes and Liz Zanella, 60 energetic volunteers […]

School rebuild promised

MEMBER for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, has pledged $2.5 million to rebuild the Foster Primary School if the Liberal National coalition is elected at the November 24 state election. Talking […]


Past two rounds of tennis have resulted in majority washouts in all sections.  The rain is welcome but not on Tuesdays. Ladders after ROUND 11 SECTION 1 Inverloch Sapphires 51.5 […]

South Gippsland Midweek Ladies Tennis

Ladders after ROUND 12 SECTION 1 Inverloch Sapphires 56.5 Inverloch Diamonds 54 Bena 52 Inverloch Rubies 51.5 Wonthaggi Chooks 39.5 Leongatha 34.5 SECTION 2A Bena 63 Phillip Island A 61 […]

Winners picked

TWO local projects have been given the green light for funding after a hotly contested ‘Pick My Project’ initiative. Securing 183 votes and 180 respectively, OSCA – The Fish Creek […]