Archive for April, 2019

$2500 boost for library stock

THE fundamentals of recycling certainly aren’t lost on the Friends of Corner Inlet Library, with the group helping the Foster branch secure $2500 worth of new DVDs.   The profits for […]


FOSTER Library has been chosen as the site for an “end of life” hub.   “What we’d like to do is establish a hub, where all that information will be available. […]

Cat curfew

WHILE some may have considered the April 1 implementation of South Gippsland Shire Council’s ‘Cat Curfew and Dog Leash Order’ a joke, few pet owners are laughing.  But Council has […]

Green light for offshore windfarm

THE FEDERAL Government has approved Australia’s first proposed offshore wind project, with technical and environmental studies to begin off the south coast of Gippsland.   The approval marks a major milestone […]

Hirst wins count back

NEWLY elected South Gippsland Shire Council councillor Frank Hirst told  The Mirrorhe was “quite surprised” to have won Monday’s count back vote.   He will be officially sworn in on April 17.  […]

New Councillor enters the fray

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has sworn in a new councillor, with another count back on Monday morning.  South Gippsland Action Group president Steve Finlay has agreed to take up the […]

Plea to the Premier

DEPARTING Councillor Jim Fawcett has made a direct plea to Premier Daniel Andrews to help reveal “who is telling the truth” at South Gippsland Shire Council.   The plea was part […]

Port Franklin Slipway Consultation

GIPPSLAND Ports is undertaking a consultation process with all interested stakeholders and community members regarding the future of the Port Franklin Slipway. Gippsland Ports has for some time been concerned […]

PR battle begins

THE public relations battle has begun, with the Progressive Reform for South Gippsland Facebook group taking to social media to defend the reputation of local councillors.   The group, which is […]

Questions on CEO vote

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Aaron Brown said he was told just 20 minutes before last Wednesday’s meeting of a planned motion to vote on CEO Tim Tamlin’s future. “I […]

Red Time ready

FEATHER Knight Books is ready to release Matt Dunn’s Red Time.  The Foster Mirror journalist described the novel as a “country footballer’s quest to avenge his mother’s murder, find a missing […]

Saying goodbye

FORMER Bromley Café proprietors Rick and Sharron Bromley are ready for their next big adventure.   The official handover of the Foster business to new owner Nicole Holder occurred last Monday […]

Search continues for capsule history sources

The search continues for more sources of South Gippsland history enclosed in envelopes in a time capsule buried in Foster on June 23, 1977. The capsule was ceremoniously interred by […]

South Gippsland Water – Adapting To Meet Future Needs

WITH a region covering 4,000 square kilometres, ensuring quality water and wastewater supplies to 21 rural communities requires a great deal of expertise, planning, management and adaptation. In its current […]

Take care burning off as fire restrictions end

AS the Fire Danger Period finishes across most of Victoria on May 1, CFA has urged residents across the state to exercise extreme caution when burning off. CFA Acting Chief […]

The final chapter

AFTER more than three decades, popular story time reader Marg Haycroft entertained her final group of pre-schoolers at Foster Library last Friday.  Marg started way back in 1987, with stories […]

Time to respond: Mayor

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council Mayor Cr Don Hill will “now take time to absorb and respond” to a report that allows 28 days for councillors to justify their positions.   On […]

Welcome aboard

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s two newest councillors were sworn in last Wednesday (April 10) in Leongatha.   While there was a certain amount of pomp to the ceremony, it lacked the […]

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