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Pick a Toora pear or two and have a little fun, too!

COME along and pick a pear or two at the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard’s Harvest and Family Fun Day between 10 am and 4 pm on Sunday March 7, 2021. […]


DR. Phil Worboys of the Foster & Toora Medical Centres said, “it is with great pleasure that we welcome two new General Practitioner Registrars to Foster and Toora Medical Centres. […]


Presentation of Honorary Life Governor Awards HONORARY Life Governors have been appointed at South Gippsland Hospital from the time the hospital was established until 2007. The award acknowledges a significant contribution […]

Stanley Street Toora recognised as heritage precinct

Among a number of individual heritage buildings and a very few ‘precincts’, Stanley Street Toora will feature in a new publication, Heritage Places of South Gippsland, now being prepared by the South […]

Corner Inlet Australia Day awards

– Time capsule interred LAST Tuesday, January 26, Australia Day saw an enthusiastic crowd of over 100 people attend the official Corner Inlet Australia Day ceremony and also the interment […]

ViPlus Dairy Toora redundancies

ViPlus Dairy has made the hard decision to undertake some redundancies at its Toora factory. Thirty one staff out of a total workforce of 124 will receive a redundancy package […]

2021 South Gippsland Australia Day awards

SOUTH Gippsland’s Citizen of the Year for 2021 is Janet Auchterlonie from Dumbalk. Janet along with five other Citizen of the Year nominees – Kerry Senior, Marty Thomas, Meredith Freeman, […]

Still more buyers than properties in Corner Inlet real estate market

THERE’S still many more buyers than there are properties on the market in the Corner Inlet district according to local real estate agencies. The three agencies, SEJ Livestock and Real Estate’s […]

First Foster Pesto Festo the besto so far!

Manna Gum Community House’s first Pesto Festo held in Foster’s Main Street on Saturday January 23, 2021 was so popular it has been declared the absolute besto so far! Manna […]

Paul Greenhalgh appointed Chief Executive Officer at South Gippsland Hospital

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital’s interim Chief Executive Officer Paul Greenhalgh has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Board Chair Sue Pilkington said “Paul took on the interim role in […]

Prom Coast Festival

(March 5-8, 2021) ONE receives great joy from giving. That’s how the volunteer committee of the Prom Coast Festival feels about our efforts. We love working together to create memorable experiences […]

Foster RSL news and views

Sub-Branch History for the Time Capsule THE first 100 years of the Foster RSL Sub-Branch’s history has been prepared and lodged with the time capsule organisers for interment on Australia […]

A caring nudge to make time for routine health screening

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster is giving a caring nudge to the wider Corner Inlet district community about the importance of making time for routine heath screening. SGH Well […]

Great results for all Foster Secondary students

FOSTER Secondary College’s 31 Year 12 students achieved great results in the 2020 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) when scores were released on Wednesday January 6, 2021. Two students, Amity […]

Inside and out refurbish for Foster Showgrounds’ Exhibit Shed

FOSTER Showgrounds’ historically important pavilion, known more familiarly by generations of Corner Inlet district families and showgoers as the Exhibit Shed, is steadily being refurbished both inside and out. The […]

Five rescued at Prom

LIFE Saving Victoria General Manager Lifesaving Services Liam Krige said,  “At about  12.20pm on Sunday, January 10, Life Saving Victoria was called to assist five people stranded on Norman island, west of Leonard […]

Where is your Time Capsule envelope?

WITH only one week to go for the return of the envelopes for the 2070 Time Capsule I am most concerned that people have forgotten to fill and return their […]


LAST Wednesday was the longest day of Ryan Angwin’s life waiting to see if he would be drafted to an AFL club. His lifelong dream came true at about 8.30pm […]

Uncertainty continues with mask rules

TO mask, or not to mask, that is the question, with apologies to English playwright William Shakespeare, for paraphrasing his famous soliloquy from Hamlet. The latest Victorian Department of Health and […]

Meet with neighbours and be fire aware

MEET with your neighbours and a knowledgeable, friendly representative from your local Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigade to learn what to do before as well as on those bad fire […]

Service clubs look forward to Promontory Market’s return

THE Rotary Club of Foster and the Toora Lions Club are looking forward to the return of the Promontory Produce and Craft Market that will take place in a COVID-safe […]

Local business gift vouchers are best local presents

A LOCAL gift voucher really is quite the best local present to give and to be given, especially during this year’s festive season. Not only may the lucky receiver select […]

Lucky escape last Saturday

House, silage cart saved from fire

QUICK thinking and decisive action on behalf of a Foster resident and a nearby neighbour, as well the rapid turnout of local Country Fire Authority brigades, meant that a house […]

Shire says Franklin River Reserve stays shut to campers

THE Franklin River Reserve will stay shut to campers despite pressure and repeated requests from the Corner Inlet district community and local groups to allow at least local people and […]

Organisational Performance Report

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s latest meeting saw a number of critical items discussed.  One of those items included the Organisational Performance Report. The report reflects on the July to September […]

Book Sale 2021

 FRIENDS of Corner Inlet Libraries (FOCIL) are pleased to announce their summer Book Sale will take place at Foster War Memorial Arts Centre on January 8 & 9, 2021. Donations […]

Ten-kilometre fence creates Prom “sanctuary”

– “A Galapagos of our own” WILSONS Promontory National Park will become a world-unique, 50,000-hectare native flora and fauna sanctuary when a 10-kilometre-long predator-proof fence is built from coast to […]

Functioning, contented lives are mental health counsellor’s aim

HELPING people of all ages to lead well-functioning and contented lives is the main aim for newly-appointed South Gippsland Hospital Mental Health Counsellor and Psychotherapist Karen Santos. Karen began her […]

Prom Coast Festival – (March 5-8, 2021) IS GOING AHEAD

AS 2020 draws to a close (and most of us will agree good riddance) and we can all start enjoying seeing family and friends again,  the volunteer Bi Annual Prom […]

Caring a common link between retiring and new Prom Country Aged Care CEOs

CARING in a practical way for people young and old in all sorts of circumstance is the common link between Prom Coast Aged Care’s retiring chief executive officer Justin Wightman and […]

Community reaps friendship at Yanakie Grow, Gather, Share shed

MEMBERS of the Yanakie community are reaping not only freshly harvested and made home produce at the Yanakie Grow, Gather, Share shed in Millar Road but also new and lasting friendships, […]

Police Operation Compass checking drivers on regional roads

RECENT relaxing of metropolitan COVID-19 restrictions has prompted Victoria Police to launch Operation Compass state-wide in response to expected high volumes of traffic on regional roads over three consecutive weekends. Last […]

Opening up of Victoria

Foster and Toora Medical Centres IT is with a heady mixture of relief and joy that we celebrate the continuing reopening up of Victoria as a result of an impressive […]

Shire audit and risk committee reports to panel

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s independent audit and risk committee reported on its 2019/2020 activities and findings to the municipality’s administration panel at a public virtual briefing held on Wednesday October […]

Fish Creek CBD WiFi hub “all up by Christmas”

A HUB supplying free WiFi throughout Fish Creek’s central business district will be “all up by Christmas”, according to Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival Committee president Marge Arnup and technologically […]

Shire COVID-19 Community Support Package

GRANTS from South Gippsland Shire Council are still available to eligible community groups and service providers through the municipality’s COVID-19 Community Support Package. About a quarter of the $2 million-worth of […]

Dress up your letterbox for Foster’s 150th

HOUSEHOLDERS and residents from throughout the Foster mail district are invited to dress up their letterbox just for fun as well as for the chance to win a prize during November […]

Larger than Life

 YARRAM has another wonderful mural to add to the other 17 works already completed by Mongolian born, Melbourne based street artist, Heesco Khosnaran. The larger than life portrait on the […]

John’s service recognised …

TO coincide with his milestone birthday last week, Foster Cemetery Trust took the opportunity to show Volunteer John Taylor their appreciation for his extraordinary contribution to the workings of the […]


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