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Magpies swoop – Toora triumph

The culmination of the Mid Gippsland Football Netball League grand finals, the first ever played since the six local former Alberton League sides joined their league. The games were played […]

Scholarship program to benefit local youth

ONCE again a Promontory District student will benefit from our scholarship program, which will supplement their study costs in their first year of higher education. The Toora & Foster Community Bank […]

Australia Day Awards nominations now open

THE 2023 South Gippsland Australia Day Awards are now open. The awards provide an opportunity for hard-working residents to be recognised for the significant contribution they make to their local community.  […]

Locals shine in top awards

Mid Gippsland Football Netball League AFTER the cancellation of the last two seasons due to COVID-19, the Mid Gippsland Football Netball League is finally being able to reward its competitors […]

New Foster Kindergarten turns up on trucks

WHAT will be the 33-place Foster Kindergarten from the start of 2023 turned up in town last Monday afternoon, August 29, 2022, loaded on the back of a fleet’s worth of […]

Driver bolts after stolen truck tips over

VICTORIA Police are keen to hear from anyone who may be able help identify a driver who bolted from an allegedly stolen truck after it tipped over on the South Gippsland […]

Coastal rates hike follows property value rise

SOUTH Gippsland Shire’s coastal landowners are facing a major hike in their municipal rates bills this year following a substantial rise in the value of their properties over the course of […]

South Gippsland Hospital a finalist in State Health Awards

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster is elated to be a finalist in the 2022 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. SGH chief executive officer Paul Greenhalgh said notification that SGH is one of […]

Shire strategy to address social housing deficit

AT LEAST 420 houses are required to address the current deficit of social and affordable housing in the South Gippsland region, according to a new strategy formally adopted by the South Gippsland […]

Woorarra West woman dies in Foster North crash

A 79-year-old Woorarra West woman has died after the car she was driving crashed into another vehicle on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster North at about 7.20 am on […]

Vehicle impounded

A vehicle belonging to a 64-year-old Fish Creek man was impounded by Victoria Police after the man was found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than 0.10. […]

Kenny runs again for prostate cancer research

KENNY Hughes of Toora will be running along the Great Southern Rail Trail again right throughout September, just as he did a year ago, to raise money for prostate cancer research […]

Fish Creek festival organisers get ‘cosy’ at Parliament House

ORGANISERS of Fish Creek’s famous tea cosy festival have been treated to high tea and a tour of State Parliament as special guests of The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, […]

Corner Inlet Pony Club members safer in new vests

CORNER Inlet Pony Club members who are riding over solid fences will now be safer, thanks to a set of eight new protective vests. Especially designed for equestrians, the adjustable vests […]

Trees topple, roads flood as drenching rain falls

MORE than 80 millimetres of drenching rain fell over many parts of South Gippsland, including the Corner Inlet district, during Saturday and Sunday August 13 and 14, toppling trees, flooding roads, […]

Site work starts for new Foster Kinder

SITE preparation work has started in earnest for Foster’s new $1.2 million modular kindergarten to be assembled at Foster Primary School in Pioneer Street. Temporary fencing has been erected around […]

Plays return to Foster

AFTER a three year COVID induced break, FAMDA will be hosting its twentieth One Act Play Festival at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 […]

Know where local AEDs are

KNOW where the publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are in your local area and how they work, and perhaps help save someone’s life. AEDs are used in an emergency to […]

South Gippsland Hospital shines at 2022 audit

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster literally shone with cleanliness and then with pride last week after receiving a perfect 151 out of 151 score from its 2022 triennial external […]

Painting a tribute to Corner Inlet people lost at sea or found

A SMALL dreadnought anchor is the inspiration behind the commissioning of a painting of two Port Franklin fishing boats as a tribute to those Corner Inlet people either lost at sea or […]

Community Satisfaction results released

RESIDENTS and ratepayers have said that South Gippsland Shire Council is heading in the right direction, as Council received its first ever Community Satisfaction  survey result higher than the state average.  The result […]

Foster man dies after street incident

A 39-year-old Foster man suffered a medical episode and died outside the Foster IGA Supermarket on the corner of Main Street and Station Road late on Wednesday afternoon July 20, […]

Shire wants views on draft public health plan

LOCAL people’s views are wanted on the South Gippsland Shire’s draft Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2022 – 2025 by Wednesday August 3, 2022. Councillors voted unanimously to endorse the […]

Project comes to Foster

MARK McManus is General Manager of Operations of a local disability employment provider in Gippsland. He runs his own successful business and is currently participating in the Gippsland Community Leadership […]

Foster stadium now officially open to all

A length of red ribbon cut simultaneously by four pairs of matt-silver scissors marked the official opening of the Foster Showgrounds’ almost entirely rebuilt indoor sports and activity stadium on […]

Auxiliary buys new equipment for SGH

THREE new pieces of medical equipment with a combined worth of $25,300 have just arrived at the South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster, bought with some of the funds generated by […]

Manna Gum receives third Gardiner Foundation grant

MANNA Gum Community House in Foster has received its third Gardiner Dairy Foundation Community Grant of $5000, which will go towards completing another stage of the Community House’s outdoor Gathering Place […]

Celebrating NAIDOC in Foster

Last Wednesday members of the Corner Inlet community celebrated NAIDOC Week at Manna Gum Community House with a sand art workshop, Welcome to Country and Johnny cakes cooked on the […]

South Gippsland’s own are Rail Trail gems

South Gippsland’s own natural environment, its scenic townships, and especially the people and their community spirit have been identified as the real gems in the final version of a plan […]

Port Adelaide drafts Yasmin Duursma

The one-year deal will see Yasmin focus on developing her game and trying to be the best player she can be. PORT Adelaide’s AFLW side drafted Foster’s Yasmin Duursma with pick […]

End of Toora newspaper round for Allan and Irene 

THE end of a newspaper round that has lasted some 36 years is now only a matter of days away for Toora Newsagency proprietors Allan and Irene Spooner. Technically the […]

New shire depot takes shape in Foster

WHAT will become South Gippsland Shire Council’s new south area depot in about 12 months’ time is starting to take shape at a former agricultural supplies outlet in Foster’s Power […]

A giant step for Ryan

THE Giants unveiled another first-round draft pick when Foster’s Ryan Angwin made his long-awaited debut against the Western Bulldogs at Giants Stadium on Saturday night. In front of his parents […]

Quality work/life balance stars in SGH video

All of these things are possible at South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster, right in the heart of the Corner Inlet district and not much more than a couple of […]

Farm land rezone bid for 161 houses in Leongatha

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will ask Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne to allow rezoning 22 hectares of land on Leongatha’s south-eastern outskirts from farming to general residential for a proposed […]

150 years of celebrations

– Methodist/Uniting Church in Foster SUNDAY 12th June was a wonderful celebration of 150 years of the Methodist/Uniting Church in Foster. The church was filled with current and former members of […]

Nippards Track Closed

NIPPARDS Track is currently closed. A Geotechnical engineer will be on site this week to determine the extent of the slip. The short-term plan is get the road open to one […]

Traffic accidents

ON the 9th of June, 2022, Police attended an accident on Fish Creek-Foster Road, Foster. A single car lost control on the slippery roads and crashed into an embankment. Locals were […]

Welshpool RTC strengthening its local Kindergarten

THE Welshpool kindergarten was thrilled to receive a very generous donation from the Welshpool Rural Transaction Centre (RTC) to support an identified need in resources and equipment for the service. […]

Waratah Bay Ice Cream wins National Best Ice Cream Award

LOCAL business Waratah Bay Ice Cream Co, whose ice cream has occupied the freezers of so many South Gippsland families and holiday makers for the past three years, has recently added […]