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– The Best family and everyone at The Mirror bids farewell FROM the first issue of The Mirror on March 28, 1890, when owner Henry Barnes and his staff threw […]

Cricket books available at FOCIL winter sale

BE ready to be knocked for a six by the line-up of books on what Don Bradman famously described as the “noble game” of cricket that will be available at […]

Manna Gum Community House benefits from 25th Birthday 

IN celebration of 25 years working for our community, the staff at our branches have been invited to allocate funding to a local organisation of their choosing. Rachael Francis one […]

“Doctor Phil” Worboys retires

FOSTER’S Dr. Phil Worboys is retiring and this is his statement to the community. “IT is with a mixture of emotions that I wish to inform the Foster population of […]

Cr Davies to retire from SG Shire

SOUTH Gippsland Shire’s Coastal/Promontory Ward Councillor Mohya Davies will be retiring as a municipal representative, after deciding to not to seek re-election in the approaching Victorian local government polls in October […]

South Gippsland Hospital “financially viable” for now, despite State funding uncertainty

South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster is one of some 25 among Victoria’s 76 public health services told by the State Government that their usual annual funding will be cut […]

Extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail now open 

THE much anticipated 21km extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail between Welshpool and Alberton is now open, welcoming walkers, runners, cyclists, horse riders and people of all abilities to […]

Responses, ideas wanted on draft Fish Creek Community Plan

ALL sorts of feedback, including considered responses, new ideas, and further suggestions as to what issues and aims are important to local people, are wanted on the draft Fish Creek […]

2024-25 camping bookings opening soon

FROM July 1, 2024, bookings will open for Parks Victoria managed camping and accommodation across Victoria.   Due to high demand at some locations, bookings will be staggered:  Bookings will open daily […]

Shire ward boundaries

WARD boundaries of 10 Victorian councils, including those of South Gippsland Shire, will be altered ahead of the next round of triennial local government elections in October 2024 following a review […]

High-pressure water practice at CFA training day

SOUTH Gippsland and Bass Coast Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigades and the Coast Guard Port Welshpool practised using high-pressure water at Port Welshpool on Sunday May 26 during the first of […]

SGH Aged Care Consumer Advisory Group welcomes community input

INPUT from the Corner Inlet district community is always welcome at the now quarterly meetings of the South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) Aged Care Consumer Advisory Group. Guided by SGH Director Community […]

Tea Cosy Festival a triumph of colourful cleverness

THERE would be precious little doubt in any the minds of the 6000 or so people who attended the nine-day Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival 2024 from May 18 to 26 […]

Foster and Mirboo North Bushfire Assessments

AT the May Council meeting, Bushfire Assessment Summaries and Planning Recommendations for Foster and Mirboo North were adopted. The Assessments have been prepared to guide land use and development and […]

Boost local health services with a tax deductible gift

CORNER Inlet district residents are invited to assist boosting and even expanding local health services with a tax deductible gift to the South Gippsland Community Health Foundation before the end of […]

“No plans to close any hospital” in State health services review

A REVIEW process of Victoria’s 76 metropolitan and regional health services begun in late 2023 is soon expected to present a draft Health Services Plan to State Minister for Health Mary-Ann Thomas, […]

Fire restrictions to end across the State

THE Fire Danger Period (FDP) for the state will officially finish at 1.00am on Wednesday, 1 May for the final municipalities in CFA’s District 8, 9, and 27.  While restrictions […]

The Mirror’s last editions

Current owners of The Mirror newspaper, Robert (Rab) and Jenny Best will cease publishing The Mirror on Wednesday, June 26, 2024. That means there will be five more editions before […]

The Tea Cosy theme of Celebrations and Celebrities gives Fish Creek a festival to celebrate!

THE 2024 Tea Cosy Festival officially opened on Saturday, May 18 with nearly two thousand visitors flocking to see the marvellous and beautiful creations over the weekend.   196 cosy entries […]

$1.5 million reasons to smile!

EVERYONE at Foster Op Shop and Collectables was in celebration mode last Wednesday, with past and present volunteers gathering to acknowledge the success of the business. Since its beginning in 2016, […]


On Friday night, friends, business associates and locals got together at the Welshpool Hotel to help Eddie and Helen Fowler celebrate 50 Years in business.  Eddie and Helen and two kids […]

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 […]