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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 […]

Plain sailing for transition

“ESSO has a long and proud history in the Gippsland area spanning over five decades,” said Barry Beach Marine Terminal Superintendent, Mark Duthie. He was speaking at a Stakeholder/Community Liaison […]

What’s not to love about Foster

WITH the Streetscape almost complete and the Great Victorian Bike Ride about to hit town now is a good time to support your friends, neighbours and yourself, not large corporations […]

Everybody happy with progress at Long Jetty

TWENTY representatives from South Gippsland Shire Council, Gippsland Ports, SMC Marine and the Project Control Group were present at the Long Jetty in Port Welshpool on Thursday October 26 to […]

Local Ralph Gallagher appointed to Rating Strategy Committee

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council appointed members to the Rating Strategy Committee at its Ordinary Meeting on Wednesday October 25. The committee will focus on reviewing the rating principles and differentials […]

Hardcore carnivore at Paul and Samantha Crock’s ‘Biran Biran’

A FILMCREW along with a Chef from Texas descended on the Crocks on Friday October 27 at their beef farm located at Hoddle, half way between Fish Creek and Foster […]

Best school in all of Gippsland

FOSTER Secondary College  is officially the highest performing secondary school from Mallacoota all the way to down near Dandenong. Principal Matt McPhee and Vice Principal Dean Duursma were handed their […]

Great food, great women, great conversations

AS Dolly Parton said, “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” The […]

Nationals back call for South Gippsland Hospital upgrade

THE Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath has spoken in parliament in support of state government funding for vital upgrades of South Gippsland Hospital in Foster. The hospital – […]

Foster Community Bank® branch turns 10

THE Foster Branch of the Promontory District Finance Group Ltd is getting ready to celebrate its 10th birthday on Wednesday, October 11. Chair Rob Liley said the locally-owned and operated […]

Toora father to walk from Coolangatta to Toora

TOORA father of four Craig Tanner is planning to walk 2,500km to raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Craig will set off from Coolangatta […]

School crossing for Fish Creek Primary a long time coming

PRINCIPAL of Fish Creek Primary School, Dale Brooks, said they are all very excited about the crossing finally happening. “There is a bit of disruption but that’s a small price […]

Hoddle trail is simply a walking track

ON Wednesday September 20 at the Public Presentation Day at Council Chambers there was a strategy review on the Paths and Trails Strategy. Consultant Andrew Nixon who gave the presentation […]

Proposed cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls

AT Public Presentations in Council Chambers on Wednesday, September 20 Kathy Whelan and Peter Lee from Friends of Agnes Falls expressed their gratitude to Mayor Ray Argento for putting forward […]

Certificate of Excellence for Bromley’s

RICK Bromley is pretty chuffed to have earned a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor. “You have to rate No 1 in your category for a certain amount of time,” […]


YES folks, the annual Corner Inlet Anglican Parish Fete is almost here. Mark Saturday, October 14 in your diaries and plan to be there join in the fun. The day […]

Foster Pool Needs You!

SOUTH Gippsland Shire wants feedback from the Foster community by Monday October 2 so they can develop a Master Plan for the Foster Pool. Pool President, Ian Lyon, said that […]

Sandy Point’s Men’s Shed Receives Grant

IT’S absolutely remarkable to get a grant for $60,000,” said Men’s Shed Secretary, Phil Cornwell. “We are really excited. It will be all hands to the wheel.” This is the […]

Wild things happening at Stockyard Gallery

GRANT FLATHER is the curator of Wild Life, an extraordinary group exhibition at Stockyard Gallery in Foster. Originally he organised to do a solo show but realised about 6 months […]

Vote for your favourite photos

OVER 100 photos were submitted in Prom Country Regional Tourism’s winter photography competition. Now it’s time to vote for your favourites. During winter, photography enthusiasts entered a maximum of three […]

Back to Back for Fish Creek

DESPITE a very wet week and threatening skies all day, a great crowd turned up to Meeniyan on Saturday to witness Fish Creek seniors go back to back in the […]

Clean Green Gippsland

  THAT’S the message the Economic Development Team in South Gippsland and Viplus Dairy promoted when they hosted a tour of various Gippsland producers, showcasing the quality and variety of […]

A man of vision operating eco boat tours at the Prom

ROB Pennicott’s business, Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, has won multiple Australian Tourism Awards and has a strong history of giving back to the parks and communities they operate in. “We will […]

Two new CFA members jump on board

FOSTER CFA welcomed two new members, Tim Gooding and Jason Midwinter, on Friday September 8. “Tim and Jason are now the proud owners of nice new protective equipment and have […]

– Cal Park and Ben Wells tie on 25 votes – Fish Creek’s Abbey Shaw top netballer THE Alberton Football Netball League held their vote count and presentation night last […]

What’s the future of the Alberton Football Netball League?

THIS Saturday’s grand final between Fish Creek and Toora could be the last game played in the Alberton Football Netball League as we now know it. The season was difficult […]

Long Jetty works on track

  SMC Marine’s Project Manager for the Rehabilitation of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty, Wes Cahill, says things are going really well at Long Jetty.  “We’re half way through 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 […]

A long standing contentious issue

ACROSS the Shire there are numerous old and inappropriate subdivisions related to historic activity such as mining or transport (rail and boat) that in the late 1800s were anticipated to […]

Fishy Bricks

FISH Creek kindergarten has created a wonderful opportunity for each and every individual who has been involved with and influenced by this special place to be recognised and remembered. It […]

Land changes for Moyes Road

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is proposing to re-align part of Moyes Road, Stony Creek to clarify land boundaries with an adjoining landowner. The owner of the adjoining property has made […]

Prom Country Cheese Star in Federation Business Awards

BRONWYN and Burke Brandon from Prom Country Cheese Moyarra took out the Food and Wine Production Award at the Federation Business Awards held in Traralgon on Friday, August 25. Businesses […]

Caught in a canyon

ON Thursday August 17, a Welshpool man was taken to La Trobe Hospital after surviving a horror crash. Sergeant Barrie McCoy was on the scene for several hours and explained […]

Community plans not being recognised

CLIVE Hope and Sally Hoskings from the Meeniyan Progress Association went to the Public Presentation Day at South Gippsland Shire Council Chambers on Wednesday August 16 to let Council know […]

It’s a mess Telstra

SARAH Reeves is understandably peeved with Telstra. She owns Latte Dah Café in Toora and first complained to Telstra about a dangerous Telstra slab outside her café back in January […]

The cat curfew – good for cats, their owners and our wildlife!

THE Australian government named domestic cats as one of the major threats to its unique wildlife. It is of such great concern that wildlife carer Kylie Laing was compelled to […]

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 […]


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