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‘Cold-pressed raw milk’ method wins regulatory approval

Cold Pressed Raw Milk

Unpasteurised milk will appear on shop shelves this week, with the food regulator declaring cold pressure as an effective method to kill the harmful bacteria lurking inside. Sydney company Made by […]

$4.5 million for highway safety barriers and rumble strips

SECTIONS of the South Gippsland Highway between Foster and Stony Creek are to share in funding of $14 million announced by the State Government this week for road safety projects […]

A Slow Romance

Slow down and be enchanted by this extraordinary evening hosted by the Gippsland Gourmet Country Tourism Association, which features Li Cunxin from Mao’s Last Dancer as guest speaker. With a […]

Agnes Falls roaring video

Video of Agnes Falls on Monday 4 June 2012 when many parts of Gippsland were flooding. See also this article about Agnes Falls.

Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve well worth a visit!

Visitors and locals alike will enjoy an outing to the Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve, approx. 10 kms north of Toora and Welshpool. Easily accessed from the South Gippsland Highway at […]

Anti-mining Bishop John McIntyre has died

The Gippsland Bishop who spoke out against the mining of Coal and Coal Seam gas died on June 6, aged 62.  Below is an article in which he expresses his […]

Beloka stud update

Dog Trials Nov 2014

Keep up to date with the latest news and like us on facebook: Dog Trials Get your dogs ready for the Dog Trials in November! Download the Beloka entry form […]

Beloka update

Shed opening

As you can see we have some new dog school dates. If you are interested in hosting a Dog School please let us know. We are planning on going to […]

Beware of email and SMS tax scams!

The Australian Tax Office is warning taxpayers of a number of scam currently doing the rounds, with the perpetrators taking advantage of this time of the year when many people are […]

Bimblebox first rural screening in Leongatha

Lock The Gate Gippsland will be hosting the first official screening of Bimblebox in rural Victoria (at Leongatha) after it hits the Melbourne International Film Festival. The night will be […]

Camping at Tidal River closed from March 22

Last updated: 3:15 pm 21 March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) update The safety of visitors and staff is Parks Victoria’s highest priority.  Following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer about public […]

Can’t sell, can’t insure in a gasfield

May 13, 2014, Echonet Daily A detailed report by the NSW Valuer General suggests that a mature coal seam gas (CSG) industry may reduce property values. And a northern rivers property […]

Cellar door book launch

Solomons Noose

On Friday, 7 August Waratah Hills Vineyard is hosting the launch of a revealing book about Tasmania’s colonial history written by the former editor-in-chief of The Age, Steve Harris. Steve […]

Coal Seam Gas Consultation Sessions announced

The State Government has announced the start of it’s much anticipated community engagement program that will include a range of activities including open days and meetings with community groups, local […]

CSG moratorium extended

VICTORIA’S moratorium on coal seam gas fracking will continue until at least July 2015. This article is courtesy of The Weekly Times. Premier Denis Napthine made the announcement while releasing […]

Dirty air, dodgy politics: why it’s easier to attack science than listen to Morwell fire death stats


I’m quite nervous about writing this. I’m going to stray from my familiar academic world into a political one, and it’s on an issue that may very well have killed […]

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

In many child drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for. By Mario Vittone The new captain jumped from the deck, […]

Easter Sheep Dog Trials

Beloka Working Dogs

The Easter Sheep Dog Trials are coming up. A great weekend for the whole family! Please come along and BYO dog on a lead. Beloka Sheep Dog Trials entry form > Beloka […]

Fabulous business opportunity in Foster

Foster’s Little Bookshop is 9 years old……… When we opened our doors in July 2006 we knew the next few years would be busy ones and that proved to be […]

FAMDA’s Bugsy Malone wows audiences

FAMDA’s Bugsy Malone delighted audiences last weekend and again tonight. The kids’ enthusiasm has been infectious and many now think the Bad Guys are the Good Guys. It’s great fun! Don’t miss out there […]

Farmers joining environmental movement in their fight against mining

The unlikely alliance and Lock the Gate movement send a challenge to the major parties and their “vested interests” • Gabrielle Chan., Thursday 10 April 2014 17.30 AEST There […]

Fishy Stories Writing Challenge

Foster Museum celebrates 40th birthday

Foster museum

ON TUESDAY June 3, over 65 past and present members of the Foster & District Historical Society Inc. and representatives of other museums met in the Crawford Hall at the […]

Foster pool at risk of closing … support it now!

The Shire Council has put the future of the Foster Pool under review; it will take considerable community input to avoid this being the last summer that Foster ever has […]

Foster Pool Planning Group established

THE Foster community is determined to show South Gippsland Shire Council how very much the community values the local swimming pool. Following on from last week’s well-attended public meeting, almost […]

Foster RSL rooms reopen

THE recent closure of the Foster RSL rooms has been felt by many members and patrons and the Committee is pleased to announce that the RSL rooms will reopen tomorrow […]

Foster Secondary College’s Reconciliation Week Performance “Extraordinary”

Foster Secondary College students and their music teacher, Rebecca Bone, wowed the whole school and community audience with their performance of Archie Roach’s ‘Took the Children Away’ song in recognition […]

Foster Swimming Pool Opens Saturday 20 December!!!

Open 20 December 2014 to 9 March 2015 Open on days where the forecast for Leongatha is 26degrees or higher. School days: 3pm to 7pm Weekends, School Holidays & Public […]

Foster’s laneways

The Foster Community Association has received funding to develop a plan to beautify and make safe Foster’s three town centre pedestrian laneways, to provide attractive, inviting spaces where people can gather, […]

Future of Foster Pool hangs in the balance

TODAY (Wednesday) is D Day for Foster Swimming Pool. On the agenda of today’s 2pm meeting of South Gippsland Shire Council is a decision on whether to continue to operate […]


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 […]

Inside info for fishing enthusiasts: Fishing Report #3

Welcome to the third in an ongoing series of Prom Coast recreational fishing reports Provided by Foster Kyak and Outdoor, 50 Main Street, Foster.  Call: Murray on 0475 473 211 Australian Fishing News […]

Jury awards Texas family nearly $3 million in fracking case

A family says fracking and other drilling by Aruba Petroleum near their ranch created severe health problems. The civil jury verdict may be the first of its kind in a […]

Keep the Water Board here!

Last chance to have your say on ‘unconventional gas’

Last week the government announced a further 6 community consultation sessions at ‘interesting’ locations, as most are not under a licence or even close to one.  The Foster Community Association […]

Local band Rockenspiele launches new CD

Rockenspiele is an all girl garage/bubble punk/rock band from the middle of a forest in South Gippsland.  They write original music and perform in venues across Gippsland. Their latest single, […]

Local business seeks to support community groups

Hi there, Troy and Terry think it is very important to be able to support our local community organisations, so we are very proud to inform you that during the […]

Local fisherman is recognised as a top food producer

It’s no coincidence that small local food producers’ food tastes good! Port Franklin Fisherman, Wayne Cripps, has been ranked highly among the top 30 good food producers in Good Food.

Local olive producer has been quietly achieving – GOLD!

Local olive oil producers, Lyn and Andrew Jamieson from Golden Creek Olives in Fish Creek have just won Gold at the Australian Olive Association’s National Olive Industry Awards in Tasmania. […]

MLA advises on Coal Seam Gas

The Meat and Livestock Authority (MLA) has commissioned independent research into the mining of Coal Seam Gas on livestock properties, and has issued advice to farmers about the potential pifalls of unwittingly […]