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Dorovitch Voted Worst Employer of the Year

FIONA Duncan and Ann-Maree O’Sullivan usually turn up for work at Dorovitch in Foster. But they’re on strike and have been locked out. “We feel really bad,” Fiona said. “We […]

Australia Day Award nominations – now open

Nominations are now open for the South Gippsland Australia Day Awards. The awards provide an opportunity to recognise people in our community who go above and beyond. Awards are now […]

Meeniyan Commons Project kicking off

South Gippsland Shire Council expects redevelopment works to begin on the Meeniyan Commons project on Tompkins Road, Meeniyan next week. Works will be undertaken by the successful contractor South Gippsland […]

One act plays this weekend

AT a one act play festival audience members are offered a great variety of relatively short plays. Festival rules state that each company has a maximum of ten minutes to […]

BLACK SPUR REALIGNMENT, A LONG TIME COMING

THE Australian and Victorian Governments have jointly funded $50 million for the realignment of the section of the South Gippsland Highway known as ‘Black Spur’. “This has been around since […]

FIRE AT YANAKIE CARAVAN PARK

YANAKIE and Fish Creek CFA were called out at 2:30am on Wednesday August 2 to a fire in a caravan and annex in Foleys Road, Yanakie. The male occupant self […]

Leongatha Traffic Lights: Changes to signal operation

IN response to ongoing concerns, VicRoads and South Gippsland Shire Council will introduce changes later this month to the traffic light sequencing at the intersection of South Gippsland Highway and […]

Foster CFA & Bendigo Bank insurance information day

THE local community has a great opportunity to come and talk to our local Fire Brigade Members and Bendigo Branch Team on Thursday 17th August at the Foster IGA supermarket […]

NEW DOCTOR AT FOSTER MEDICAL CLINIC

DOCTOR Nicolas Smoll was born in Switzerland and is half Belgian and American. He was in New York for 9 years while he was growing up then lived for 8 […]

LISTEN TO THE COMMUNITY

New 5 year lease for Waratah Bay caravan park AFTER a very tense time for annual and long-term site holders, South Gippsland Shire Council have unanimously voted to extend the […]

COULD THIS BE AUSTRALIA’S FIRST OFFSHORE WIND FARM?

OFFSHORE Energy Chairman, Terry Kallis and Managing Director, Andy Evans have all the credentials to make it so. Terry was the CEO of SECV and has been in the renewables […]

MASSIVE ACHIEVEMENT FOR SMALL COMMUNITY

$406,554.00 has been poured back in to the community through the Meeniyan Area Community Shop (MACS). Each two months the sales are totalled and the hours worked divided into the […]

Long Jetty project update

THE long wait for the return of the Long Jetty is almost at an end. The Long Jetty Project Control Group (PCG) is pleased to announce that SMC Marine Pty […]

POSITIVE VIBES ALL ROUND AT AWARDS CEREMONY

COUNCIL chambers were packed to the rafters as thirty-eight successful applicants were acknowledged at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, July 19. $188,140 was awarded to community groups across South Gippsland […]

Guidance for South Gippsland’s Rural Residents

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has introduced its Rural Resident’s Guide to provide advice for those looking to live in rural locations. Living in rural areas in South Gippsland is an […]

NEW PRINCIPAL STOKED TO BE AT TOORA PRIMARY SCHOOL

TARA Hollier, the School Council President at Toora Primary School, said that the school is incredibly relieved and also excited to have someone who is keen, vibrant and ready to […]

STREETSCAPE ALMOST THERE

  “THEY are most of the way there,” said President of Chamber of Commerce, John Davies. By the end of the month they will have finished all the street work […]

COMMUNITY SUPPORT VITAL

LAST week, outside IGA, in Foster there was a Seeing Eye Dog fundraising stand set up. It’s been more than 55 years since the first school for training seeing eye […]

WALKING THE TALK AT MEENIYAN ART GALLERY

KRISTY Wilson and Malcolm Beasley are both art teachers at Wonthaggi Secondary College. When Kristy asked Malcolm if he knew anyone who would share the exhibition space with her he […]

Local Producer Wins Gold

Gippsland producer Prom Coast Ice Cream and Sorbet are honoured to have their products awarded two gold and four silver medals at this year’s Australian Food Awards. Their Passionfruit Coco […]

IT WON’T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT BUT IT WILL HAPPEN

AROUND 20 people turned out on Tuesday, July 4 for a session held at The Foster Community Health Centre. The point of the exercise was to gather information from Foster […]

Foster offering free mammograms

BREASTSCREEN Victoria’s Mobile Screening Service will be returning to Foster next month to provide free breast screens to local women. BreastScreen Victoria’s bright pink van, known as ‘Nina’, will be […]

Step up as others step down

THE beautiful Foster War Memorial Art Centre is looking for volunteers. “Not much is required of the committee members,” said long time committee Treasurer, Rob Paragreen. “We only meet six […]

FARMER’S MARKET ON SATURDAY

Winter is a time for many of us to slow down, but now that the shortest day has passed some people have a spring in their step already. We have […]

BANG FOR OUR BUCK

Support for Foster VIC AFTER a very stressful process there is some good news for VIC’s in Foster and Korumburra. South Gippsland Shire Council will support the Foster Visitor Information […]

BEST IN THE WORLD – IT’S OFFICIAL

Grassy Spur Grove of Stony Creek have been awarded Gold for their Picholine and Silver for their Picual in the “world’s best olive oil” competition in New York. There were […]

PROMONTORY VINEYARD, CAFÉ, RESTAURANT AND CELLAR DOOR OPENING SOON

Up on O’Grady’s Ridge Road in Foster North preparations are under way for a 75 seater restaurant. The concrete slab is being poured on Friday June 30, all 180 squares […]

GET READY FOR THE RACV GREAT VICTORIAN BIKE RIDE 2017

BICYCLE Network presented to around 30 people at a community information night held at the football/netball club social room on Wednesday June 14. It was an extremely informative session and […]

FOOD, COFFEE AND ART

KERRY Spokes and Michelle Gibson both have grand plans for cafes in Fish Creek. This is great news for so many reasons. There will be jobs for locals and somewhere […]

THRILL OF THE CHASE

NEVILLE Clarke and Iain Duffus make a great team. They are commercial fishermen at Port Franklin. “My family go back over 100 years in Corner Inlet,” says Neville. “My father […]

FUNDING FOR FOSTER YOUTH ASSIST CLINIC

IN exciting news last week, the work of the South Gippsland Hospital Youth Assist Clinic (YAC), together with others in the region (Leongatha, Korumburra and Wonthaggi), was recognised with funding […]

Fighting fit and back on deck

THE Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, has resumed full duties after recently suffering a serious heart attack. Mr. O’Brien said he had recovered well after taking the medically […]

THE MAREEMA – PERFECT BODYGUARDS

IAN Park has owned mareema sheep dogs for around 25 years. Before he got them, only 180 lambs from 200 ewes would survive. Now it’s closer to 250 lambs. Jasper […]

Saturday’s Farmers Market

Winter brings most of us a few extra challenges.  Keeping warm is one, and standing around at a market, especially if the ground has been wet, can be a challenge […]

STAR OF THE SOUTH WINDFARM – HOPEFULLY MORE THAN HOT AIR

THERE is a lot of buzz around Gippsland regarding the establishment of an offshore wind farm for waters off Victoria’s Gippsland coast. The general feeling is one of optimism with […]

EVERYONE’S A WINNER

WHEN Peter Gould went in to buy a pump from Ray Poletti and Danny Jenkins in Fish Creek earlier in the year he couldn’t have imagined it would lead to […]

TOORA LIONS WELCOME IN A NEW YEAR

ON Saturday June 3, Toora Lions Club held their Annual Changeover Dinner at the Toora Bowls Club to welcome in the new Executives and Committee for the coming year of […]

IT’S UNANIMOUS MR. MAYOR

“RARELY do we hear from our towns on the outskirts of our Shire,” said Mayor Ray Argento. On the occasions that we do we need to stop and listen.” At […]

Great support for Pop Up and Op Shops

THE local community is still doing a wonderful job supporting Foster’s Pop Up Op Shop and Main Street Op Shop said Sandy Bucello last week. “We are overwhelmed at the […]

Hospital launches Annual Appeal

THIS week South Gippsland Hospital launched its end of financial year Annual Appeal to raise funds for patient care and amenities, equipment and preventative healthcare programs. Through the generosity of […]

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