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2020 Foster Show a triumph

A clear and sunny late-summer’s day and markedly bigger crowds made the returned Foster and District Agricultural Show an undoubted triumph on Saturday February 22, 2020. While 2019 went by […]

TCAT takes plan to shire

THE Toora Community Action Team (TCAT) took its 2020 Community Plan to the South Gippsland Shire on Wednesday February 19, 2020, showing details of five projects designed to benefit the […]

Pool and spa registrations required

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is alerting residents that all swimming pools and spas must be registered by June 1, 2020 under new laws introduced by the Victorian Government. The new […]

Foster Show Day this Saturday

MORE than 1000 entries have come in for the 112th Foster and District Agricultural Show to be held at the Foster Showgrounds this Saturday February 22, 2020. And, if the great […]

Berrys Creek Oak Blue cheese “best of the best”

BERRYS Creek Gourmet Cheese of Fish Creek’s Oak Blue is the nation’s “best of the best” after winning Grand Champion Cheese in the 2020 Australian Grand Dairy Awards held in […]

International Women’s Day

Who is this? READERS who know the answer also know how much she has worked for our community in Corner Inlet. This beautiful WAAF will be one of a Gallery […]

Appear at the Toora Pear Party

BE sure to make an appearance at this season’s Toora Pear Party, to be held in the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard in Mill Street from 10 am to 4 pm […]

New CEO for South Gippsland Shire Council

AT its Special Meeting last Wednesday Council resolved to appoint Kerryn Ellis as its new Chief Executive Officer for the next five years.  Ms Ellis is coming to South Gippsland […]

New-look Fish Creek kinder re-opens five days a week

Funded sessions for 3-year-olds start FISH Creek’s new-look kindergarten in Ryan Street has re-opened at the start of the 2020 education year after the South Gippsland Shire Council invested $367,155 […]

Celebrating our local women – ‘Girls of our Town’ on International Women’s Day

TWO big celebrations are planned on March 6 and 8 this year when Corner Inlet women are invited to celebrate some amazing work done by local women to build a […]

Streets of history and fun at 112th Foster Show

THERE will be plenty of streets lined with history, good fun and farming to travel along at the 112th Foster and District Agricultural Show, taking place at the Foster Showgrounds on […]

Corner Inlet district schools return for 2020

THE Corner Inlet district’s four primary schools and Foster Secondary College returned for the 2020 school year on Wednesday January 29, with most reporting an increase in their enrolments. Foster […]

Claim your Time Capsule envelopes

THE Foster and District Historical Society has prepared a list of envelopes that still remain unclaimed following the opening of the time capsule that was buried in Foster nearly 43 […]

Rotary Club of Foster donation to South Gippsland Hospital

PROCEEDS from the Rotary Club of Foster’s wood raffles were kindly donated to the South Gippsland Hospital last week. President Leonie Clyne presented the $2,000 cheque to SGH CEO Chris Trotman […]

Hundreds turn out to capsule opening

HUNDREDS of Corner Inlet district residents both present and past turned out on Saturday January 25, 2020 to witness the opening of the historic time capsule buried in Foster almost 43 […]

“Fantastic” centenary reunion at Foster Secondary College

FOSTER Secondary College’s “fantastic” centenary reunion on Saturday January 25, 2020 saw about 600 students, teachers and staff assemble at the school to celebrate and to remember. Secondary College business […]

Foster’s 150th celebrations begin

THROUGHOUT 2020 Foster’s community is proudly celebrating 150 years as Foster township, with a full year’s worth of activities to begin this Saturday morning January 18 with an exhibition opening and […]

Re-rated Port Franklin slip open for heavier business

PORT Franklin’s slipway is now open to the boat-owning public for heavier business following a thorough inspection, assessment and re-rating by Gippsland Ports. The slipway’s previous maximum capacity of 4.25 […]

Corner Inlet district rallies with fire aid

INDIVIDUALS, organisations and businesses from throughout the Corner Inlet district are rallying to aid communities affected by the bushfires that are currently burning in East Gippsland. Among the many responses […]

New sergeant appointed at Foster Police Station

A NEW sergeant has been appointed to the Foster Police Station. Sergeant Leigh Cole started at Foster last week after transferring to South Gippsland from the Mernda Police Station and […]

South Gippsland Hospital operating theatre and maternity suite is progressing

THE year of 2020 promises to be an exciting one for South Gippsland Hospital.  The construction of the new operating theatre and maternity suite is progressing well. The roof has been […]

Australia Day celebrations

IN light of recent and current events I believe it would be best if we scale down our Corner Inlet Australia Day celebrations this year, and acknowledge and support those […]

Shire U-turn likely on local laws

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel is likely to vote for a U-turn on amending the municipality’s current General Local Law (2014) code following widespread community condemnation of many of its proposed […]

Foster Secondary College 2019 dux Lauren wants to teach

FOSTER Secondary College Victorian Certificate of Education dux for 2019 has enjoyed learning so much she wants to be a teacher herself. Year 12 student Lauren Gale of Waratah Bay […]

2020 Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival

THE 2020 Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival will run for 9 days from Saturday, May 16 – Sunday, May 24, supported by the Bendigo Bank and the South Gippsland Shire […]

$128,845 in Community Grants awarded

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council handed out grants to the successful applicants for Round One of the 2019/20 Community Grants Program last Wednesday night.  CEO Brian Sword started proceedings by welcoming […]

Mariah dances to Disneyland Paris

Foster-bred dancer and dance teacher Mariah Lawrence has literally spun and mimed and leapt her way to a place in the Character and Parade Department of Disneyland Paris. Mariah flies […]

Sam jets off to the Gold Coast

FORMER Fish Creek youngster Sam Flanders is the latest local footballer to have his dreams come true when he was drafted by the Gold Coast Suns in last week’s National […]

Join the Toora CFA and be part of “something big”

While the smoke, the heat and the scale of the still-burning Gospers Mountain fire in NSW will never be forgotten, they actually weren’t what struck the Country Fire Authority’s Toora […]

2020 Foster Show book out this week

THE schedule for the 112th Annual Foster and District Agricultural Show, to be held at the Foster Showgrounds on Saturday February 22, 2020, will be available to prospective entrants this week. […]

Black Spur contract finally awarded

– South Gippsland Highway works to start early 2020 FINALLY the work on the realignment of the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan is a step closer to starting. […]

Panel cancels Agnes Falls cantilever project

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel has cancelled building the already council-funded Agnes Falls cantilevered viewing platform despite strong, long-term community support for the project. The three-member panel voted unanimously […]

Star of the South Windfarm employing locals

  JASON Harding from TEK-Ocean at Barry Beach says he is very excited to be working with the Star of the South on what could be the biggest offshore wind project […]

Register planned burns before match is struck

The Country Fire Authority wants all landholders to register their planned burn-offs before they strike the match. CFA brigades are staffed by community volunteers who say they are fed-up with […]

Celebrating 100 years of service to war veterans

– FOSTER RSL CENTENARY  EMBRACED THE COMMUNITY  Foster RSL Sub-Branch’s two days of Centenary celebrations took place in Foster last Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16.  The activities were designed to […]

Agnes Falls cantilever project to fall

AGNES Falls’ long-awaited and already started cantilevered viewing platform project may itself fall should South Gippsland Shire Council’s administration panel vote today to withdraw funding already budgeted for its construction. […]

Community honoured Remembrance Day

– Time Passes, Hearts Heal, but Memories last Forever THE Foster and District Community came together last Monday, November 11, to pay tribute to those who served Australia in times […]

Sue and Wil lead a growing PCCC

LEADING the growing Prom Coast Centres for Children (PCCC) in Foster has now become a task broad enough to warrant two senior members of staff. Appointed only a month ago […]

CFA SG brigades hear NSW fires call

THE Country Fire Authority’s South Gippsland Group brigades have heard the call for help from the new South Wales communities facing cataclysmic bushfires. South Gippsland Group officer Walter Aich of […]

Keep same caravan, camp park at Sandy Point

MOST of the 175 or so Sandy Point residents and property-owners at a public meeting held in the coastal township on Saturday November 2, 2019 clapped to support keeping Sandy […]

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