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Our next event is called “WILD LIFE”,  a group exhibition of 12 experienced artists, showing scuptures and drawings. Time: 14th September to 9th October 2017, Opening: Saturday, 16th Sept. at […]

$1.1 million reasons Toora Community Bank® has prospered for 20 years

$1.1 million reasons Toora Community Bank® has prospered for 20 years TOORA & District Community Bank® celebrated 20 years since opening its doors on  January 29, 1999 with a Morning Tea held last […]

$5,000 Ag Science Scholarships now open

The Horizon Scholarship is an initiative of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) which aims to increase the number of students studying agricultural science at Australian universities. The […]

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 […]

AFNL season nearly off and running

WITH the demise of the DWWWW Football Netball Club and the AFNL now being only six sides, it was decided at a special meeting last Wednesday night that the season […]

Another unconventional gas company suspends activities

Another unconventional gas company, DART Energy, is suspending all field operations in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It follows the recent withdrawal of another coal seam gas (CSG) […]

Bendigo Bank Agency opens at Welshpool RTC

BLUE skies and warm weather greeted those attending the opening last Monday of the new Welshpool Agency of the Toora & District Community Bank® and Foster Bendigo Bank Branches. The […]

Berrys Creek Cheese rivals world’s best

BERRYS Creek Cheese has once again shown it has what it takes, taking out a Gold Medal, two Silver and one Bronze Medal on the international stage at the 2016 […]

Big wet wreaks havoc

THE band of heavy rain forecast for South Gippsland by the Bureau of Meteorology on July 5 descended upon the Corner Inlet district with a vengeance! Foster received 79mm of […]

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. […]

Buckley Park Community Farm to open with picnic celebration

  THE Fish Creek Community Garden Inc is proud to invite everyone to the official opening of the Buckley Park Community Farm on Friday March 10 from 4pm to 6pm. […]

Caravan park deadline

A FINAL deadline for permit payment is looming for annual site holders at the Council-run Yanakie and Long Jetty (Port Welshpool) caravan parks, as the parks are dragged kicking and […]

CFA districts, helicopters fight Agnes scrub fire

BRIGADES and appliances from three Gippsland Country Fire Authority districts, along with two helicopters, combined to fight a scrub fire that consumed an area of more than three hectares in Barry […]

Community forum website for eastern townships

SOUTH Gippsland Shire’s easternmost townships now have their own community forum website at www.easterndistrictcluster.com Port Franklin, Toora, Mount Best, Welshpool, Port Welshpool and Hedley and their surrounding districts are members […]

Community, visitors revel at Prom Coast Festival

THE Corner Inlet community and visiting holidaymakers alike revelled in a memorable assortment of entertainment, spectacular action, artistic and literary creativity and delicious produce during the four-day 2021 Prom Coast […]

Council in crisis – Kiel quits

$69,000 bullying investigation SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has continued its freefall, with the sensational resignation of Cr Maxine Kiel at the Wednesday, September 26 meeting. Cr Kiel will be replaced […]


Foster and Toora Medical Centres THIS was certainly not the way we wished to welcome in the New Year! Everything had been going so well and we were looking forward […]


IN A cruel blow for Welshpool, especially coming as it did only just before ANZAC Day, when the Australian flag is traditionally raised, someone has made off with the town’s […]

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Elli selected in Victorian team

THE Pony Club of Australia National Championships are being held in Toowoomba this year from the 18th – 22nd September. Elli Clavarino, member of Corner Inlet Pony Club, has been […]

Fighting local poverty

FOSTER’S frontline soldiers in the fight against poverty were gathered in town last week, receiving some tips from an expert in the field. Manna Gum Community House’s Community Development Coordinator […]

Fish Creek Community Garden needs shredded paper!

Fish Creek Community Garden is looking at purchasing a large composter. To make good compost you need the right ratio of carbon and nitrogen. We are looking for partners in […]

Fish Creek’s public WiFi coming soon

FISH Creek’s keenly-awaited public WiFi hub, that was intended to be “all up by Christmas”, is coming soon after a series of unexpected glitches has been overcome. Bad weather, illness, […]

Focused conservation efforts continue at the Prom

– Wilsons Promontory National Park to close temporarily  WILSONSPromontory National Park will be closed from Monday, August 19 until early morning Friday, August 23, 2019 to conduct the annual program […]

Foster Community House Term 3 courses out now

Community House Term 3 Program 2014

Foster Laneway construction begins

SOUTHGippsland Shire Council will be commencing works on a new undercover structure in the laneway between the Foster Fish Shop and Foodworks on  April 9, 2018. Considine and Johnston will […]

Foster RSL donates $5000 to aged care build

HIGHLIGHTS of the meeting of the Foster sub-branch of the RSL last Wednesday evening included the presentation of a cheque for $5000 towards the building project of Prom Country Aged […]

Great South Portrait Prize entry deadline looming.

Friday April 13th is the deadline for entry forms to be lodged for the 2012 Great Southern Portrait Prize competition .  The subject of the portrait must be a Gippsland resident, […]

Great VCE results for local students

HARD work has paid off, with some brilliant results among the VCE class of 2015 at South Gippsland Secondary College in Foster. When the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rankings (ATARs) were […]

HACC axed by Council

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has unanimously voted to hand over the operation of its Home and Community Care (HACC) services. The emotive decision leaves about 43 workers unsure of their […]

ICE Help Line

The newly established Ice Help Line – 1800 ICE ADVICE (1800 423 238) – directs users and families to the treatment and support services, and provides general information to the […]


JUST under $10,000 was given out to nine community groups on Thursday June 29. It is all part of a program that allows customers, using a MyIGA Card, to accumulate […]

Interested in going Solar?

Round 2 of the Energy Innovation Co-operative’s bulk buy solar power and solar hot water systems is now open and they are holding four workshops across South Gippsland to provide straight […]

Is there a doctor in the town?

Yes, but she’s not allowed to work AN English GP cannot practice medicine in Foster because of a failure by authorities to grant her the necessary work rights.  Despite the […]

Join The Party to Welcome the Great Victorian Bike Ride

Preparations for the Great Victoria Bike Ride’s arrival to the Prom Country are well on the way to creating an action packed program which will welcome riders to the region. Local […]

Last stops for South Coast Mobile Library

ONLY a few stops remain for the South Coast Mobile Library before the familiar brightly-coloured truck is permanently retired from service throughout the Wilsons Prom district and beyond at the […]

Lions get ready to roar at Toora factory

VIPLUS Dairy Pty Ltd is going all out to support the local community by thoroughly refurbishing the former store area at the front of its Toora factory so it can […]

Master of Nurse Practitioner Mental Health degree for Carlene

“I’VE never worked so hard in my life!” said Foster and Toora Medical Centres’ credentialled mental health nurse Carlene Hurst of the latest addition to her already impressive list of professional […]

Men’s Sheds: a movement for men’s health

MEN’S Sheds are a place to build on the health and wellbeing of men. That’s one of the messages in a recently produced colour brochure, Men’s Sheds South and West […]

Minister appoints South Gippsland Shire Council panel

VICTORIANLocal Government Minister Adem Somyurek has appointed a panel of three administrators to run the South Gippsland Shire Council following the council’s dismissal for poor governance in June 2019.  The […]