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Fish Creek tea cosy sets new world record

A HAND-KNITTED tea cosy in every colour of yarn imaginable has set a new world record right at the start of the 2022 Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival on Saturday May 14, […]

Let’s talk about ‘flu

Foster and Toora Medical Centre IT’S been awhile since the last article (and thanks for the prompt by a few readers!). I guess similar to the rest of you, we too […]

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum THERE are a number of rumours currently circulating about Coal Creek Community Park and Museum that South Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Mohya Davies is […]

Comment now on Shire’s draft plans

PEOPLE from across South Gippsland Shire are invited to comment on the drafts of eight strategic plans covering nearly every aspect of the municipality’s functions, duties, and endeavours by Sunday May […]

Higher fire safety, equipment sterility standards at South Gippsland Hospital

EVEN higher standards in fire safety and medical equipment sterility have been made possible at South Gippsland Hospital in Foster thanks to a grant of $325,000-plus from the Victorian Government’s […]

Poignant Anzac Day services draw community

ANZAC Day services held throughout the Corner Inlet district on Monday April 25, 2022, shared a similar poignant quality and drew the local community together to remember and reflect. More than […]

Shire hosts morning tea for COTA Senior Achiever Joan

WARATAH Bay legend Joan Newman was the guest of honour at a morning tea hosted by South Gippsland Shire Council in Leongatha on Tuesday March 29. 2022 to mark her 2021 […]

Community policing priority for Foster’s new Sergeant

COMMUNITY and neighbourhood policing and an emphasis on road safety are among the priorities for Foster’s new Victoria Police officer, Sergeant Ash Bell. Visible patrols in and around Foster and its […]

Dryer catches fire at Foster motel

AN LPG-powered industrial-size dryer caught fire in the laundry of a Foster motel on Tuesday afternoon March 29, 2021, burning the load it contained and causing “a fair bit of smoke […]

Wilsons Prom rangers’ 2011 flood bravery recognised

SEVEN Parks Victoria staff have received one of Australia’s top honours for their selfless acts of bravery while rescuing people during severe flooding at Wilsons Promontory National Park in 2011. The […]

Fire restrictions ended in South Gippsland

Fire restrictions ended in South Gippsland THE Fire Danger Period (FDP)  finished at 1.00am on Monday, March 28 in the following municipalities in CFA’s South East Region: • South Gippsland Shire Council  […]

Getting ready for an appearance

FAMDA is proudly looking forward to presenting the Victorian première of ‘Keeping up Appearances’ in Foster between 22 April and 7 May 2022. Everyone’s favourite Lady of the house, Hyacinth […]

Shire hosts morning tea for COTA Senior Achiever Joan

WARATAH Bay legend Joan Newman was the guest of honour at a morning tea hosted by South Gippsland Shire Council in Leongatha on Tuesday March 29. 2022 to mark her 2021 […]

Community policing priority for Foster’s new sergeant

COMMUNITY and neighbourhood policing and an emphasis on road safety are among the priorities for Foster’s new Victoria Police officer, Sergeant Ash Bell. Visible patrols in and around Foster and its […]

Dryer catches fire at Foster motel

AN LPG-powered industrial-size dryer caught fire in the laundry of a Foster motel on Tuesday afternoon March 29, 2021, burning the load it contained and causing “a fair bit of smoke […]

Gippsland wins GOLD at the Australian Tourism Awards!

GIPPSLAND has achieved astounding success at the 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, with both of our region’s finalists – Destination Gippsland and Pennicott Wilderness Journeys – being awarded gold in their […]

“Avoid precedent” call as split council vote reseals no-through road

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council recorded a vote split six in favour and three against paying to reseal a section of no-through road in Poowong at the open ordinary meeting held in […]

Shire rezones Fish Creek, Leongatha public park land to sell

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council-owned blocks of land in Fish Creek and Leongatha will be rezoned from public park to township and general residential respectively to sell on the open market […]

Corner Inlet people “break the bias” at International Women’s Day lunch

PEOPLE from throughout the Corner Inlet district assembled at Manna Gum Community House in Foster on Tuesday March 8, 2022 to enjoy lunch together and to “break the bias” on International […]

Monitoring continues for Japanese encephalitis 

AGRICULTURE Victoria has confirmed positive detections of Japanese encephalitis virus at four new Victorian piggeries.  These detections are in the Campaspe Shire, the Loddon Shire, Gannawarra and Northern Grampians Shire. This […]

Back in classrooms for 2022

CARRYING packed lunches, stationery and textbooks, and clad in crisp uniforms with squeaky new shoes, students from Prep to Year 12 arrived at Corner Inlet district campuses on Monday January 31 […]

Free Rapid Antigen Tests for concession card holders

FREE rapid antigen tests (RATs) are now available to everyone who holds a current Australian Commonwealth concession card. The Federal Department of Health is providing up to 10 RATs to each […]

Streetlight upgrade project is starting early

IN an effort to reduce energy usage and increase safety for our community, South Gippsland Shire Council, alongside East Gippsland Shire Council and Wellington Shire Council, is undertaking a bulk […]

Fundraising for Prostate Cancer

A CROWD of almost 50 people were involved – with 22 carts, drivers, grooms, passengers and support crews – in the 90km, four-day charity harness drive from Koonwarra to Alberton fundraising for […]

Covid from the inside

A personal reflection. LAST week I was in quarantine for a week. Last week I had COVID. I thought I would share my experience of it. Because, frankly, I wouldn’t […]

Paul Harris Fellowship

LAST Thursday Foster Rotarians Rod Lomax and Bruce Standfield presented past member Leonie Clyne with Rotary’s highest award, a Paul Harris Fellowship, for service to the community.  Leonie took on […]

Foster Medical Centre COVID Update

COVID-19 Test, Trace, Isolate, Quarantine (TTIQ) National Protocols OMICRON has rapidly changed the Australian coronavirus landscape and I read somewhere that we are now the world leaders in rate of change […]

Fire restrictions announced for South Gippsland

The Fire Danger Period began at 01.00am on Monday, January 10 for the following municipalities in CFA’s South West Region: • South Gippsland Shire  • Wellington Shire  • Mornington Peninsula […]

Chamber thanks locals, visitors for good summer trading

FOSTER Chamber of Commerce and Industry members have thanked both local people and visitors holidaying throughout the Wilsons Promontory area for shopping locally, resulting in good summer trading so far […]

A streaming Christmas for The Hub

A STEADY south-westerly breeze had brightly-coloured paper streamers streaming sideways in the playground at Sagasser Park in Toora last Thursday December 16, 2021 during The Hub members’ Christmas gathering. Parents, grandparents, carers, […]

Merry Christmas from the Mirror

AS 2021 draws to an end,  it’s time to sit back and reflect on what has been another different and difficult year for most of us. COVID-19 again has played havoc […]

COVID outbreak at PGL Camp Rumbug

Statement from PGL Adventure Camps: PGL has hosted 40 different schools and 2400 students at our sites in Victoria since school camps were allowed back in November 2021. We have been […]

“Priceless” guns stolen from Foster Museum

Four antique guns, of “priceless” historical value and provenance, as well as three bullet moulds and a silver shooting trophy, have been stolen from the Council Room inside the Foster […]

Holiday arrangements

WITH 2021 quickly coming to the end and with Christmas just around the corner The Mirror will be publishing the next two Wednesdays, December 22 and 29. Any news, sporting […]

Hospital healing garden starts to grow

HUNDREDS of young Australian indigenous plants are starting to grow in the new healing garden just established in the grounds of the South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster. Flowering shrubs and […]

Historical Society marks new exhibition, loyal members

A NEW exhibition now on show after a year of preparation and the loyalty and service of two long-term members were marked by the Foster and District Historical Society Inc. […]

Swim again in Foster pools from Saturday

DIG out your bathers, boardies, togs or cossies ready to swim and play again in Foster’s public pools in Reserve Street when the 2021-2022 season starts from 12 noon this […]

It’s raining awards in South Gippsland!

OVER the past few weeks, we have seen strong representation from South Gippsland in a range of award ceremonies. South Gippsland Shire would firstly like to congratulate Marty Thomas — […]

Mayoral chair for Mohya

JUST-ELECTED South Gippsland Shire Coastal-Promontory Ward Councillor Mohya Davies of Foster has accepted a special place to sit for the next year – in the chair reserved for the Mayor of […]

RHSV award for Prom district tramlines book

A METICULOUS and generously illustrated book on South Gippsland’s early tramlines has won the History Publication category of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s (RHSV) 2021 Victorian Community History Awards. In the […]

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