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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 […]

Beef with the Budget

AT the Open Hearing for verbal submissions of the South Gippsland Shire Budget and Council Plan on Wednesday May 15, fifteen people spoke to their submissions including Megan Knight, Ralph […]

Major gift enables treatment close to home

Recently, South Gippsland Hospital was able to buy one of six needed endoscopes at a total cost of more than $90,000 through the support of one of our local families, […]

Mother and Calf Whales Stranded at Norman Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park

A mother and calf whale were reported as stranded at the southern end of Norman Bay at Wilsons Promontory National Park last Wednesday around 5.30pm. The whales are thought to […]

A New Partnership Raising the Steaks at FGClub Diner

  THE Foster Golf Club and the award winning ‘Greenhouse Restaurant & Cellar Door’ are very excited to announce a new partnership – a great local & family dining venue with […]

Tai Chi for Health

Joyce Wright is trained by the highly respected Dr Paul Lam in a course backed by Arthritis Victoria and has been a qualified teacher of Tai Chi for over five […]

HEDLEY CONNECTION DAY

Hedley community has had many names over the years Nine Mile, Timberton, Hodgkinson and finally in the 1889, it was gazetted Hedley after Dr G.D Hedley who apart from having […]

TOORA BOOKLOVERS VISIT CLUNES BOOKTOWN

A group of booklovers from Toora visited Clunes last weekend for the annual book festival.  The main street of Clunes was filled with marquees stacked with books from, what looked […]

Prom Country Farmers Market – May

ONE of the driving forces behind what we do as producers and as a farmers market committee is to give local people access to local food. As a committee we […]

Volunteer Week

THIS week was National Volunteer Week, so Council would like to take the opportunity to thank all of South Gippsland’s volunteers for the – often overlooked – work they do […]

Not a lot for South Gippsland in the State Budget

LAST week’s State Budget proved a bit of a fizzer for South Gippsland with no real new projects outlined in it. There is no funding for local schools at Foster […]

Stockyard Gallery celebrates volunteers

THE current exhibition at Stockyard Gallery showcases artworks, hand-crafted homewares and apparel created by 16 of the gallery’s very talented volunteers. All of the gallery’s volunteers give generously of their […]

A New Face in The Mirror

I HAVE quite literally just arrived in this neck of the woods and am looking forward to exploring all the beautiful places and meeting new and interesting people. My artist […]

Fifty year Jewel Rodney Lomax

Fifty years in one organisation is an outstanding achievement particularly when involvement is active and consistent over a long period. R Wor Bro Harold Rodney Lomax PSGW GLH (Rod) has […]

Council supports Yanakie business expansion

AT its meeting last week, Council issued a Notice of Decision for the development of an extension to the Prom Café Bakery at Yanakie, provided the applicant meet recommended conditions. […]

Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Enrolments now Open for 2018

PROM Coast Centres for Children (PCCC) Kindergartens (Foster, Fish Creek, Toora/Welshpool), along with all other kindergartens in the South Gippsland Shire are now in the 2nd year of the South […]

OPEN DAY AT TOORA CFA

SATURDAY, May 13 is your chance to have a closer look at how the Toora CFA works.  An open day will be held from 10am – 1.00pm to find out […]

Future management of Rail Trail undecided

THE Committee of Management made a presentation to the public presentation meeting of Council last Wednesday and advised them that the current Committee will not be seeking reappointment by the […]

New approach to conserving Wilsons Promontory National Park

PARKS Victoria is adopting a new approach to conservation planning for managing the extensive parks estate across Victoria, and the first plan to be launched in Victoria is the Wilsons […]

HotelsCombined recognise Promhills Cabins in Yanakie amongst the best hotels in Australia

Promhills Cabins in Yanakie has been recognised as a top independent hotel in Australia by HotelsCombined. HotelsCombined, the Australian based hotel meta-search company, has started an extensive survey covering different […]

Gippslanders give generously to Good Friday Appeal

MEMBERS of South Gippsland’s Fire Brigades did a tremendous job of raising money across the district on Good Friday for the annual 86th Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal. The figures raised […]

BURGLARY AT FISH CREEK

BETWEEN March 8 and April 15 unknown offender/s broke into a shed at a small farm on the Meeniyan-Promontory Road, Fish Creek and stole tools. Police would like to speak […]

FOSTER RSL ANZAC DAY PROGRAM

THE Foster RSL sub Branch welcomes all members of the community to the Anzac Day commemorations in Foster. The Anzac Day program is as follows: For those marching, please assemble […]

DANNY O’BRIEN LAUNCHES SEACHANGE FESTIVAL

Friday night Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien launched the 6th Biennial Prom Coast Seachange Festival during an event at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre. Joining him were major […]

SEACHANGE FESTIVAL – A WHOLE LOT MORE TO OFFER

FOLLOWING on from a successful first weekend, the Prom Coast Seachange Festival has a whole more to offer. This week Prom Coast schools will be taking part in workshops with […]

District’s sports history on display

FOLLOWING the very successful Road To The Prom exhibition, showcasing the history of the Prom and surrounding areas over the last few decades, the Foster and District Historical Society is […]

Council Sets Future Plans

AT its meeting yesterday South Gippsland Shire Council endorsed the draft 2017 – 2021 Council Plan to go out for public consultation. The draft plan balances sense of community and […]

$66,258.85 to fight cancer

THE 2017 South Gippsland Relay for Life was held at Fish Creek over the weekend and raised an incredible $66,258.85 to fight cancer in Victoria. This brings the total that […]

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