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Toora pub chefs in Victorian team at world congress

Toora’s Royal Standard Hotel chef Darcy Nicoll and second-year apprentice Jesse Payne are members of the Australian Culinary Federation’s Victorian Young Chefs team heading to the Worldchefs Congress & Expo in […]

South Gippsland Hospital shines in 2024 Aged Care audit

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster has received a perfect 43 out of 43 score from its 2024 external safety and quality aged care accreditation audit. An assessment team from the […]

Sites for Gippsland’s offshore wind farms

THE first feasibility study licences have been announced for six potential offshore wind farms in Gippsland and three of them could be located within 10km off the beach near Woodside, […]

Fastest ever Murray to Moyne for South Gippsland Hospital Moovers

Despite rainy weather, a punctured wheel or two, and mechanical issues with one of the team’s buses, the South Gippsland Hospital Moovers posted their fastest time ever in 2024’s Murray […]

V/Line coach stops at “Forster” in Foster

HAVE you noticed that for the past few weeks the V/Line coach has been stopping not in Foster, but in “Forster”, as in as in Forster-Tuncurry on the central New South […]

Great chance of a truly grand piano for Fish Creek

Fish Creek Memorial Hall and Prom Recitals’ joint Grand Hall Grand Piano project has been given a great chance to buy a truly grand handmade Yamaha C6 piano “at a […]

Shire endorses General Local Law 2024

After some six months of at times heated discussion and three rounds of community consultation resulting in clarifying changes, South Gippsland Shire Council formally endorsed the General Local Law 2024 […]

Quality and range at 21st Sandy Point Easter Art Show

Consistent quality and a broad range of styles, media and subjects were the hallmarks of the 21st  Sandy Point Easter Art Show 2024. Presented over a four-day period in the Sandy […]

Fine turnout to Charlie Brown’s Family Fun Day

The spirit of the late former soldier, gold-fossicker, strawberry-grower and bush recluse Charlie Brown of Waratah Bay would surely be truly chuffed by the fine turnout to the Family Fun […]

“Sovereign citizens” charged after incident in Foster

A GROUP of four self-described “sovereign citizens” was charged with an assortment of offences, including assaulting police and driving an unregistered vehicle after a protracted and noisy incident on Main […]

Toora and Foster Community Bank’s 25th

A LIVE radio show by local Gippsland station South Coast FM and cupcakes iced in the Bendigo Bank colours of plum and coral marked the Toora and Foster Community Bank’s […]

A promising career ahead for Zane

ZANE Duursma made his debut for North Melbourne Kangaroos on the weekend playing against GWS Giants at ENGIE Stadium in Sydney and it didn’t take him long before kicking his […]

Broader safety concerns than just speed for Foster town centre 

• Safety in Main Street Foster is still a concern for many local residents and shop keepers. SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s idea of lowering Foster’s town centre speed limit from […]

TheirCare services to stop at Foster Primary School

TheirCare services, including both before- and after-school care and its school holiday programs, will stop at Foster Primary School from Thursday March 28, 2024. In an online “Service Update” dated […]

TheirCare services to stop at Foster Primary School

TheirCare services, including both before- and after-school care and its school holiday programs, will stop at Foster Primary School from Thursday March 28, 2024. In an online “Service Update” dated […]


PREPARATIONS for this weekend’s final race meeting for the season and feature event the Ladbrokes Stony Creek Cup on Sunday March 10 are coming along well. The first race on an […]

Busy long weekend locally

WITH the weather ideal for the next week, holiday-makers and visitors will flock to the Corner Inlet district with not only the Prom but all local beach resorts being busy. […]

Local fire crews lend a hand

WHEN the call out came for volunteer CFA members to help out at the raging bushfires at Wendouree near Ballarat, local CFA brigades from Inverloch, Pound Creek, Toora, Fish Creek, […]

Road repairs taking shape

THE Hazel Park Road has reopened after being closed for many weeks after a sink hole occurred, which will please locals and visitors alike. The South Highway south of Grassy […]

Tree removed from Stockyard Creek

LAST Thursday the huge gum tree that had fallen into Stockyard Creek in Foster was removed by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. It was a big job to remove […]

Community celebrates “everything country” at 2024 Foster Show

More than 4000 keen showgoers, including 1000 children, passed through the Foster Showgrounds’ gates to enjoy a comprehensive program filled with polished ponies, leaping dogs, aristocratic cats, cattle, sheep, carnival […]

Foster Medical Centre greets returning and new GP registrars, plus a student

FOSTER Medical Centre (FMC) has warmly greeted two returning and three new general practitioner (GP) registrars plus a fourth year medical student at the practice during February 2024. A GP registrar […]

Bring on the Foster Show!

ON Saturday 24th February 2024, thousands will gather at the Foster Showgrounds in Foster,  for the fantastic Foster Show. Foster Show secretary, Denia Gilheany, said last year was “a successful show, with lots […]

Emergency services turn out to a lucky escape

EMERGENCY services from throughout the Corner Inlet district turned out in force on Wednesday February 14, 2024 in response to a report of two people trapped in their car after it […]

Fish Creek RSL wants Rock to “stay just where it is”

A SUGGESTION to move Fish Creek’s war memorial, the Rock of Remembrance in Falls Road, has been meet with strong opposition from the Fish Creek Returned and Services League (RSL) Sub-branch. South […]

Celebrate Corner Inlet community and local volunteers

SAVE the date for this Australia Day Friday afternoon, January 26, 2024 and make your way to the Foster Museum lawn to celebrate the Corner Inlet community and the generosity of […]

Yarram water tower mural in national art awards

YARRAM’S brilliantly coloured water tower mural will be on show in Queensland in March after being selected as a finalist in the Best Mega Mural category of the 2023 Australian Street […]

40 kmph speed limit proposed for Foster CBD

A SPEED limit of 40 kilometres per hour, down from the current limit of 50 kmph, has been proposed for Foster’s central business district and shopping precinct. South Gippsland Shire Council is […]

West Gippsland Catchment Authority to deal with fallen tree in Stockyard Creek

A FALLEN tree “deemed a possible risk” to water flow in Stockyard Creek, downstream from the Bridge Street bridge in central Foster, will be dealt with by contractors appointed by the West […]

Community, services, friends pitch in after Boxing Day floods

MEMBERS of the Corner Inlet community and neighbouring districts, South Gippsland-based emergency and public services, friends and even holiday makers all pitched in together to help residents and businesses hit by […]

Lucky Winner

FOSTER Chamber of Commerce & Industrty Inc. Foster Giveaway $5,000 which was drawn on December 20 was won by Foster resident Daryl Talmash. There were 20,000 tickets issued and about […]

New Electric Vehicle Charger in Yanakie now operational

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is pleased to announce that the second of Council’s six proposed electric vehicle (EV) chargers is now operational. Located in Yanakie, the charger provides additional charging […]

Prom Coast Centres for Children need volunteers

PROM Coast Centres for Children is a not-for-profit, community based incorporated association that operates 3 & 4-year-old kindergarten services in Fish Creek, Foster, Toora and Welshpool as well as long […]

2022-2023 “one of our most successful years” for South Gippsland Hospital

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster is celebrating 2022-2023 for being “one of our most successful years of operation” as noted by Board Chair David Pollard at the Hospital’s 82nd Annual […]

Cr Clare Williams new SG Shire Mayor

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council now has a new mayor and deputy mayor to lead the municipality during the final third of its current three-year term ahead of the next round of […]

‘Meet and Greet’ sessions with the South Gippsland Community Health Foundation

THE Board of the South Gippsland Community Health Foundation recently held their Annual General Meeting and are in the midst of planning for the next twelve months. They welcomed new […]

Mechanics’ institutes, schools theme for 2024 Historical Society calendar

MECHANICS’ institutes, free libraries, and schools, and their importance to their respective local communities as centres of learning and social activity form the theme for the Foster and District Historical Society […]

Zane goes Pick 4

– Foster footy factory delivers again DRAFTED at Pick 4 in the Australian Football League draft on Monday night, Zane Duursma, who turned 18 years of age in August, has the […]

SGH crowned State’s best small health service

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster has been crowned as the best small health service in the State at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards held in Melbourne on Thursday November […]

Victorian-first ambulance simulator helps save Gippsland man’s life.

A VICTORIAN-first mobile simulation ambulance which helps Ambulance Victoria (AV) paramedics practice high-risk life support skills has helped save a Gippsland man’s life.  The mobile simulation vehicle, known as ‘GippSim’, services […]