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South Gippsland Hospital nurses add to their Urgent Care Skills

NURSING staff at the South Gippsland Hospital in Foster are actively adding to their Urgent Care skills through the Rural Urgent Care Nursing (RUCN) Capability Development Program (CDP) under the auspices […]

Foster and Toora Medical Centre News

THE Flu Clinics have run well and many of you have commented on the ease and efficiency of the Saturday clinics. We thank our staff for coming in on a […]

Shire canvasses community on draft budget, financial plan

South Gippsland Shire Council is now canvassing for the community’s views, up until Friday May 12, 2023, on its newly released draft annual budget and ten-year financial plan. Residents and […]

Yarram’s Water Tower Gets a Makeover

THE small Gippsland town of Yarram has celebrated the latest, spectacular addition to its art trail – a mural on the town’s water tower. A local landmark, the tower was an […]

Anzac Day Commemoration

LAST week the annual installation of flags on the graves of all enlisted servicemen buried in the Foster, Toora and Welshpool cemeteries was completed. This is a joint project of […]

SGH Moovers raise almost $22,000

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital’s 2023 Murray to Moyne cycling team, the SGH Movers raised a grand total of almost $22,000, or $21,954.06 to be precise, with the backing of the Corner Inlet […]

ANZAC Day in Foster

NEXT Tuesday, April 25 is ANZAC Day, with commemorations to be held in Foster by The Foster RSL Sub-Branch. All members of the community and visitors to the Corner Inlet […]

Medals for Nadia and Jim at Government House

AUSTRALIA Day 2023 Honours List medals were presented to their Victorian recipients during a series of ceremonies held at Government House in Melbourne last week. Wilsons Promontory ecology advocate Jim Whelan […]

Age positively with new SGH service

South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster is offering a new service designed to allow people over 65 years to age positively and to maintain their overall health and independence with […]

Ministerial visit to South Gippsland 

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council was pleased to host a visit from Federal and State Ministers this week. The visit followed on from a recent advocacy trip to Canberra by Mayor Nathan […]

FRRR grant for Fishy Stories 2023

THE Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR) has given a $10,000 grant for the fourth Fishy Stories: The Fish Creek Children’s Festival of Stories to be held on Saturday and […]

Fire restrictions lift on April 11

FIRE restrictions will lift on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 throughout the South Gippsland Shire and across its municipal neighbours, Bass Coast and Baw Baw. The Country Fire Authority (CFA) announced on […]

Shire backs Korumburra truck stop proposal

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has backed a proposal to build a truck stop service station with a convenience store and three food outlets including a takeaway drive-through at Korumburra by […]

Meeniyan Community Garden gets a JumpStart!

THE  Meeniyan Community Garden will receive $10,000 to deliver a community-led initiative to help promote healthy eating and build strong community connections.  The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says […]

SGH welcomes four in 2023 Graduate Nurse Program

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster has welcomed four nurses fresh from receiving their university degrees in nursing into the Hospital’s 2023 Graduate Nurse Program (GNP). The four nurses; Sarah […]

Prom Coast Festival a roaring success

THE 9th Biennial 2023 Prom Coast Festival concluded on Sunday. The tired but elated Committee have had  wonderful feed-back so far, from the locals, visitors and business involved, regarding the […]

Caravan destroyed in highway crash

AN A-line caravan was completely destroyed after it was towed into the path of an oncoming vehicle on the South Gippsland Highway at Foster North on Friday morning March 10, […]

Foster North ‘altercation’ leads to murder charge

An ‘altercation’ in the Foster North area allegedly involving a missing 21-year-old Rosebud man has led to a 25-year-old Korumburra man being charged with murder. Victoria Police Missing Person Squad […]

Drive according to conditions

A collision between two cars on a rain-wet road near Fish Creek on Thursday night March 2, 2023 has prompted locally-based Victoria Police officers to reiterate the importance of always […]

Don’t be complacent on rural roads

Victoria Police are continuing their bid to turn around “a shocking start” to the year on the roads following their state-wide Operation Arid enforcement campaign held during the Labour Day […]

‘Traditional’ 115th Foster Show a real crowd-pleaser

CLEVER dogs leaping logs and shifting sheep; first-class home produce, cooking and handcrafts; shiny tractors; farmyard chooks; horse-drawn cart rides, and woodchop action – time-honoured favourites like these combined to make […]

South Gippsland Hospital appoints four Life Governors at 81st AGM

FOUR new Honorary Life Governors were appointed to the South Gippsland Hospital (SGH) in Foster at the Hospital’s 81st Annual General Meeting for 2021/2022 held on Thursday February 23, 2023. SGH Board […]

Sponsors ride up for SGH Moovers

MORE and more sponsors are riding up to back the South Gippsland Hospital’s SGH Moovers team ahead of their 520-kilometre cycling relay in the 2023 Murray to Moyne fundraising event on Saturday […]

All roads lead to the Foster Show

THIS Saturday 25th February, people will flock to the Foster Showground for the fantastic Foster & District Agricultural Show. Opening the show will be Victoria’s representative for the Australian Rural Ambassador […]

Have your say on South Gippsland’s planning scheme

MEMBERS of the broader community are invited for the first time to have their say on the current South Gippsland Planning Scheme as well as on a series of proposed improvements […]

Police searches result in burglary charges

SEARCHES conducted by Victoria Police officers from the Bass Coast Crime Investigation Unit at Wonthaggi and from the Foster and Yarram stations have resulted in two men being charged with burglary. […]

Shire reviews Pioneer Street traffic safety idea

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is reviewing its idea of introducing one-way travel along part of Pioneer Street in Foster to enhance traffic safety following a recent community consultation period. As part […]

Major SGH Moovers sponsor pedals in

Foster Service Centre has has pedalled in as the major sponsor for the SGH Moovers, South Gippsland Hospital’s own team of bicycle-riding fundraisers now in full training mode for the 2023 Woody’s […]

Bennison Reserve venue for 2023 Foster Show horses

THE Bennison Recreation Reserve will be the venue for the 2023 Foster Show’s horse and pony classes on Saturday February 25, 2023. Continuing works to install irrigation and new turf […]

Schools go back for 2023

Corner Inlet district schools have gone back for the start of the 2023 academic year, with most reporting greater numbers of students than were enrolled in 2022. Foster Secondary College […]

Building confidence with technology at Manna Gum

Manna Gum Community House has several programs this term to help adults of all ages with their phones, tablets and computers. “We’ve tried to tailor our programs to meet the […]

Preparation for Road Reseal Program underway

Preparation works for South Gippsland Shire Council’s 2023 Road Reseal Program have commenced. Forty-nine roads in towns across South Gippsland are scheduled to be resealed this financial year with work […]

Australia Day honours for two Corner Inlet District residents

TWO  Corner Inlet district residents, Nadia Stefani of Fish Creek, and Jim Whelan of Yanakie, have received awards in the Australia Day 2023 Honours List. Nadia’s unstinting service to the […]

Foster RSL donates $24,000 to the community

–  Helping  community groups,  supporting local youth, assisting those in need   Along with a continuing purpose of care to veterans and their families, Foster RSL Sub-Branch is also committed to […]

Preparation is the key to success at the Foster Show

WITH only 4 weeks to go, it is time to start preparing yourself for the Foster Show. There are old favourites and some new exciting competitions too. Many things can […]

Bigger and bolder flavours to be found at the Meeniyan Garlic Festival 2023

THIS year the Meeniyan Garlic Festival will offer the public two new varieties of garlic. The Festival and Hillston varieties are bigger than similar varieties and packed with a more […]

Australia Day 2023

THIS year, the Foster and District Historical Society have an exhibition featuring Immigration to South Gippsland. This has inspired an Australia Day event which is quite different, as it celebrates […]

South Gippsland Coastal Strategy engagement continues

CONSULTATION for South Gippsland Shire Council’s new Coastal Strategy is continuing, with an online discussion and another four community pop-ups occurring before the end of the month.  The Coastal Strategy will […]

Great Southern Rail Trail now open between Nyora and Leongatha

COUNCIL is pleased to announce that the Great Southern Rail Trail extension between Nyora and Leongatha has been completed. The project increases the total span of the trail from 72 kilometres […]

Cr Hersey elected as new Shire mayor

STRZELECKI Ward Councillor Nathan Hersey was elected unopposed as South Gippsland Shire’s new Mayor for a one-year term at an additional council meeting held in Leongatha on Wednesday November 23, 2022. […]