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Time to Target Your Water Use

WITH South Gippsland Water activating Stage 2 “Save” Water Restrictions for Korumburra, water efficiency across the region is top of mind.  All customers are encouraged to be conscious of their […]

We need a logo!

WITH  Foster’s 150th birthday planned for 2020, we need to create a brand for our celebration. Submissions are open to anyone within South Gippsland to give us a name, a logo […]

Sensational news for SG Hospital

$1.65 MILLION to upgrade the operating theatre and birthing suite has been secured for  South Gippsland Hospital in Foster. On behalf of the Board, patients and staff, South Gippsland Hospital […]

Stunning Mosaics unveiled at Prom Country Aged Care

A VERY special event took place at PCAC on Monday March 5 when not just one, but two large mosaics were unveiled. It was the culmination of a wonderful collaboration […]

Busy long weekend

  NEXT weekend is the Labour Day long weekend which sees plenty of activities going on around Corner Inlet. THE Welshpool Flower Show will be held on Friday, March 9 […]

A typical country Show

THE  111th Foster & District Agricultural Show was held last Saturday with the threat of rain for most of the day, which in the end no doubt kept some people […]

Black Spur realignment a work in progress

DAVID GELLION, Project Delivery Manager at Vic Roads, told a Public Presentation Meeting held on February 21 at South Gippsland Shire Council offices that the realignment of the South Gippsland […]

Recycling – a volatile situation

WASTE Management Supervisor at the South Gippsland Shire Council, Peter Roberts, said that they don’t want to see all the good work done in educating people about recycling, undone. “It […]

Foster’s 111th Show is all about fun and community

IT’S all going on at the Foster Show this coming Saturday with live music, Miss Showgirl and MasterTot, the Victorian Sheaf Tossing Championships, the popular Dog High Jump, Children’s Dog […]

Magical Meeniyan does it again!

On Saturday Meeniyan delivered perfect weather and a happy crowd of 6–7000 to enjoy the colourful second Garlic Festival with its wide range of entertainment for all ages. Attendance statistics […]

Wind wreaks havoc

ON a wild and windy Wednesday last week Foster Primary School had no power from 12:15pm when a tree took down power lines. It soon became obvious that the police, […]

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 […]