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A cosy festival for all

FISH Creek is readying itself for a tea cosy festival like no other – and it seems everyone is involved.  Last week students from Fish Creek Primary School gathered around […]

Victory in Hoddle vote

THERE were cheers and a growled warning as supporters of the Hoddle Mountain Trail claimed victory last Thursday (April 26). The cheers, predictably, came from the supporters themselves, as one […]

Primary school misses out

FOSTER Primary School committee president Matt Wallis has lamented the passing of another State Budget that failed to allocate funding to his beloved school. Built in the 1960s, the asbestos […]

Fire danger period ends

The fire danger period (FDP) finished at Tuesday, May, 1, 1am in the following municipalities; South Gippsland Shire Council Bass Coast Shire Council French Island Cardinia Shire Council Casey City […]

Is your child ready for four-year-old kindergarten next year?

THE enrolment period for funded four-year-old kindergarten in 2019 is now open. If you have a child who will be ready for kindergarten next year you can sign them up […]

Planning for a loss

PORT Welshpool landowner Paul Hamlett believes a planning overlay that will see tighter building restrictions in South Gippsland is a nail in the coffin for coastal communities. Addressing councillors at […]

Launching a dream

FRED Weight has a dream. Last Wednesday (April 18) the boating enthusiast and bird watcher shared it at South Gippsland Shire Council’s Public Presentation Day. Mr Weight wants to see […]

Prom Coast Festival 2019

IT seems like only yesterday the Committee for the Prom Coast Seachange Festival had laid out a mammoth feast of events for the Festival in 2017.  And yet that’s 12 […]

Food waste on the agenda

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will decide on whether to upgrade its kerbside rubbish collection to include food scraps. The current contract with Kleenaway will end in January 2020, and talks […]

Water woes evaporate

TWO of Foster’s premier sporting venues will have access to an affordable water supply next summer. Foster Recreation Reserve and Foster Golf Club will see treated wastewater channelled to it, […]

Truce called on Leongatha plan

COUNCILLOR Ray Argento took a conciliatory approach as another potential conflict flashpoint loomed at last Wednesday’s South Gippsland Shire Council Special Urgent Meeting. On the agenda was the relisting of […]

Foster Skate Park event – Victorian Youth Week

THE Foster Skate Park will be transformed during Victorian Youth Week this April. Manna Gum Community House have organised a project for young people to paint the park in partnership […]

Rates affect everyone: council maintains the status quo

AT a Special Meeting at Council Chambers on Wednesday March 21 Council voted to keep rates as they are. Five out of the seven councillors present voted together to ensure […]

Allies go into recession

– Only six teams left in AFNL THE news quickly got around late Friday afternoon when the Devon Welshpool Won Wron Woodside Football Netball Club contacted the Alberton Football Netball […]

Meeniyan is going plastic bag free

WE are all familiar with the images of plastic in our oceans and waterways, and the negative effect it has on sea creatures and the wider environment. But sometimes it […]

Very moving and solemn service at Fish Creek RSL

ON Wednesday March 14, Edward O’Donohue, Shadow Minister for Police and Corrections, officially dedicated a Memorial Garden in memory of the 100 years of the Light Horse. “We gathered at […]

Flooding of Stockyard Creek a difficult and complex issue

ON Thursday evening a meeting was held at the Community Centre in Foster where concerned locals met with Geoff Davis from the Council and Engineer Nick Andrewes from the consulting […]

Action packed long weekend

PEOPLE were out in force over the long weekend with myriad events on offer including the 7th Pear Party in Toora, the Ladbrokes Cup at Stony Creek, Pink Stumps Day at […]

Passing law enforcement and emergency vehicles

FROM July 1, 2017 a new road rule has been introduced to improve safety for our emergency and enforcement workers. You must slow down to a speed that would enable […]

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 […]