Archive for February, 2019

$1.1 million reasons Toora Community Bank® has prospered for 20 years

$1.1 million reasons Toora Community Bank® has prospered for 20 years TOORA & District Community Bank® celebrated 20 years since opening its doors on  January 29, 1999 with a Morning Tea held last […]

A pearler of a festival

FOSTER’S Pearl Park Musical Festival has been labelled a “roaring success” by its organisers.  With a crowd numbering in the thousands, few could argue.  “It exceeded our expectations,” festival committee […]

Battle for slipway

GIPPSLAND Ports’ planned closure of the Port Franklin slipway has been met with anger by locals.  A community meeting has been scheduled at the Port Franklin Hall for Sunday, February […]

Bull Bar & Gallery opening for business

  WHEN Anne Tindall bought the old butcher shop on the main street of Yarram she had no idea it would turn into a Bar and Gallery. “I fell in love […]

Drafting generosity

THE Yanakie Campdraft Committee handed out $8000 in cheques this week to local community groups.   Beneficiaries included Prom Country Aged Care, Foster and Fish Creek primary schools, Prom Coast Centre […]

Every young person is welcome

IT’S a place that is many things to many young people.  For some, South Gippsland Hospital’s Youth Assist Clinic is a place to enjoy the fruit that it is not […]

Foster winery opening

FOR restaurateur, Chris Garns it’s been a challenging 18 months – but well worth the effort.   Ably supported by father Harry and partner Angela Irolano, he has turned a bare […]

Garlic festival grows

MORE than 8000 people enjoyed the wide range of entertainment and activities at Saturday’s record-breaking Meeniyan Garlic Festival.   For the third year in a row the Meeniyan community has delivered […]

HACC exit to cost $665k

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will pay Home and Community Care workers an estimated $665,000 as it moves away from offering the service from March 31.   Twenty of the 35-strong HACC […]

Is there a doctor in the town?

Yes, but she’s not allowed to work AN English GP cannot practice medicine in Foster because of a failure by authorities to grant her the necessary work rights.  Despite the […]

NBN fails in Fishy

FISH Creek’s Tony Walker believes Australia has ended up with a “second rate internet, that’s been cobbled together using a variety of technologies”.   In South Gippsland, the NBN is delivered […]

Overlay petition for Toora

A TOORA resident is writing a petition to urge authorities to mitigate flood risks in the town.    The person has chosen to remain anonymous for the time being, but believes […]

Prom Coast Festival: March 15-17, 2019

Third garlic festival set to draw record crowd

MEENIYAN’S annual Garlic Festival is just around the corner, this Saturday 16th when over 6000 garlic-lovers are expected to flock to Meeniyan for garlic cooking shows, garlic plaiting, smoking, fermenting […]

Toora meeting anger

EMOTIONS were running high in Toora last Thursday (February 15), as residents railed against a proposed South Gippsland Shire Council flood overlay.  The impromptu two-hour public meeting – which saw […]

We are Australian!

– Peter Lee Citizen of the Year THE Corner Inlet district came together on Saturday for the 2019 Australia Day celebrations in Foster with a small, but enthusiastic crowd in […]