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They’ll bring you the world on a plate!

THE world of South Gippsland’s freshly harvested garlic is going to get a whole lot sexier on Saturday, February 17 when two of Melbourne’s hottest chefs demonstrate their superlative culinary […]

Yanakie Camp Draft donates $8,500 to community

PRESIDENT of the Yanakie Camp Draft, Marni Hamilton, presented cheques to Prom Coast Centre for Children, the Foster Historical Society, Prom Country Aged Care, the Youth Assist Clinic and Fish […]

Bring back the beach

PORT WELSHPOOL’s Roger Harvey said that re-establishing a recreational sandy beach between the rock wall and Long Jetty at Port Welshpool has broad community consensus and would be a fine […]

I am, you are, we are Australian

AS the classic Australian song written by Bruce Woodley of the Seekers and Dobe Newton of The Bushwackers played in the background people from all over Corner Inlet and beyond […]

Foster rated the most welcoming town … again

EIGHTY six per cent of riders on the Great Victorian Bike Ride voted for Foster as the most welcoming town. “How good are these stats!” said one of the many […]

Celebrating our love of Foster

IN the year 2020 we are celebrating 150 years of a continuous community at Foster. It’s a great excuse for a party and one we will make span the whole […]

Paula Calafiore wins South Gippsland Citizen Of The Year

CLOSE to 300 people turned up to the Australia Day Awards Ceremony held at the Memorial Hall in Leongatha on Wednesday night, January 17 to celebrate all those nominated for […]

Local author takes out World Fantasy Award

JACK DANN’S anthology Dreaming in the Dark has just won the World Fantasy Award.  It is just one of over seventy-five books either written or edited by Dann. “The stories in this […]

Prom Coast Film Society

2017 was another great year for cinema and the Prom Coast Film Society, with numbers remaining consistently high throughout the year. The Committee would like to thank all our members […]

Proposed Port Welshpool marina in the wrong place

OVER 100 people turned up to voice their concerns about the draft proposal to build a Marina on the west end of Port Welshpool next to the Long Jetty. The […]

Locals support development of the Hoddle Mountain Trail

A meeting in Fish Creek last week to support the development of the Hoddle Mountain Trail attracted more than 20 locals, with another 15 sending their apologies. Many of the […]

Patients breathe easier thanks to Esso/BHP Billiton

WITH the generous support of joint venturers, Esso/BHP Billiton, South Gippsland Hospital has been able to purchase a new Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machine for use in the Urgent […]

Why did the chicken cross the road?

BECAUSE it was safe to do so. The streetscape in Foster is complete and the final flourish was the addition of paved crossings throughout the main street. The problem is […]

Gurneys Cider – the taste of South Gippsland

IT’S been years in the making and well worth the wait. Brothers James and Tom Gurnett have done something very special indeed up on top of a hill at 343 […]

Summer book sale raises $3,142.50

FRIENDS of Corner Inlet Libraries drew good crowds to their summer book sale on Friday. On Saturday five or six hundred people usually turn up, but this was down to […]

Playgroup’s Santa surprises

FOSTER Playgroup’s annual Christmas Party on Wednesday December 13 could not have asked for better weather. There was a big turnout to see the Foster fire truck pull up with […]

Foster pool officially open!

BECAUSE of the extremely hot day on Wednesday December 13 it was decided the Foster Pool would open early this year. There is much to celebrate and many people to […]

Seeking feedback for Port Welshpool Marina

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is encouraging residents to share their thoughts on the Port Welshpool Marine Precinct Plan before consultation closes. Coastal Promontory Ward Councillors met with community members in […]

Port Welshpool Maritime Museum is the town’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’

By Janet Taylor THE Port Welshpool & District Maritime Museum recently celebrated another milestone in its history. For 40 long years it has been operating as a Museum to the […]

Fish Creek shoots and scores!

THE netball community in South Gippsland will be able to play better and safer netball with funding from the Labor Government for upgrades to facilities in  Fish Creek and Bass. […]

Significant Boost for ViPlus Dairy

VIPLUS DAIRY in Toora has become the first Australian producer of locally made infant formula products to gain regulatory approval to sell infant formula in China. From January onwards under […]

Council appoints new Rating Strategy Steering Committee member

South Gippsland Shire Council has elected Megan Knight to the Rating Strategy Steering Committee at its meeting  to fill an extraordinary vacancy. Earlier this year Council called for applications from […]

Farmers Markets

Christmas and holidays will be here for a lot of us before we know it.  This week’s market gives you an opportunity to fill your festive table with a spread […]

Honorary Life Governors appointed

SOUTH Gippsland Hospital has reintroduced awards recognising outstanding service, support and commitment to the hospital at their Annual General Meeting on November 30. “The concept of Life Governors dates back […]

High tea in Fish Creek with Danny O’Brien

BUILDING on the success of the 2016 Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival, the festival committee is currently planning for the 2018 festival and invites participation from local businesses, community groups […]

Great news for offshore wind farm

ON Thursday night November 30, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) entered into partnership regarding the continued development of Australia’s first offshore wind farm, the Star of the South, with Offshore Energy […]

Terrific team in Toora

ON a wild and wet Friday afternoon last week the students at Toora Primary School welcomed Cr Ray Argento and MP Danny O’Brien to a special presentation. The students have […]

Blown away by Foster

THREE thousand plus bike riders descended on Foster and Foster sure knows how to throw a party. Everyone enjoyed the carnival like vibe with music and dancing late into the […]

Plans ahead for the Port Welshpool Marina

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is seeking community feedback on the Port Welshpool Marine Precinct Plan from Monday,  November 27 to Friday, 15 December 2017. The precinct plan aims to both […]

Op Shops running like well-oiled machines

WITH 3 locations and around 45 remarkable volunteers it’s little wonder, since its beginnings last December, close to $150,000 worth of goods will be sold by Christmas. “The thing I […]

Major upgrades announced for Stony Creek racecourse

Stony Creek Racecourse will receive a major upgrade thanks to a joint funding package of almost $100,000 supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said […]

Foster all geared up for bicycle invasion

THE RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride is about to descend on Gippsland, beginning in Wilsons Promontory National Park. This exciting, long running event will showcase the highlights of Gippsland to […]

AFNL to continue in 2018

– Another review commencing immediately THERE were two very significant meetings held last week concerning the future of the Alberton Football Netball League. The first one was with Devon Won […]

It’s goodbye from him and hello to her

MADAME Mayor Lorraine Brunt said in her speech at the Special (Statutory Meeting) for the election of Mayor held on Wednesday November 15 at Council Chambers that she commits herself […]

Traditional date for Foster & District Ag Show

FOR the 111th time on the fourth Saturday in February, Foster Showgrounds on February 24, 2018 will have roosters crowing, the aroma of fresh-baked cakes, horses jumping against the clock, cows […]

RSL helping Australian troops in the Middle East

FOSTER Sub Branch RSL has taken up a project called Care Packs, to help our military service personnel posted overseas. Welfare officer Brian Mellor is leading the local effort, which […]

Foster Pool Warmed By Energy Co-op Support

Foster Swimming Pool Association’s project to warm their pool with solar heating will be completed before this summer, with assistance from Energy Innovation Co-op’s Southern CORE (Community Owned Renewable Energy) […]

Alison Lester launches her new book – THE VERY NOISY BABY – In Fish Creek

THE launch of much loved children’s author and illustrator, Alison Lester’s new book, The Very Noisy Baby will take place at her Fish Creek Bookshop & Gallery this Sunday, November […]

Little school, big heart

  WELSHPOOL and District Primary School held their Grade 4/5/6 Big Event on Wednesday November 1. All visitors were warmly greeted at the gate by the students and led into […]

Demolition of old Foster Shire Office

THE old Shire Office building in Pioneer Street Foster will be demolished after inspections revealed that the building required extensive structural repairs to be suitable for future use. The building […]


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