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Manna Gum Community Shop and Lounge

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10am—3pm Saturday: 10am—2pm The Manna Gum Community Shop & Lounge is the ideal place to meet people and have a chat over a hot drink and a […]

Winter School Holiday Activities at Manna Gum

Your chance to meet the candidates

Geoff Achison at the Rhythm Cafe

Recently returned from touring in the USA, celebrated blues/roots guitarist Geoff Achison will be performing his popular solo acoustic show at the Rhythm Cafe in Foster on Saturday, June 4. […]

Welcome to the ‘new’ Manna Gum Community House

Manna Gum Community House (formerly Foster and District Community House and Learning Centres Inc) is a not-for-profit organisation run by a community-based Committee of Management and offers a range of […]

A special Anzac event at Waratah Hills Vineyard

‘From Gippsland to Gallipoli’ a special Anzac event at                    Waratah Hills Vineyard One of Australia’s foremost World War One historians, Professor, Bruce […]

Important: your chance to comment on Foster’s future

The Draft Foster Community Infrastructure Plan is currently available for community comment.  The Draft Plan provides recommendations for services and facilities to meet the needs of the Foster community for the next […]

Aqua Aerobics at Foster Pool – only a few more weeks to go!

Welshpool Flower Show coming soon

The next Welshpool Flower Show is on Friday March 11th (1.30-5.00 pm) and Saturday March 12th (10 am-4.30 pm). Featured will be Dahlias, general cut flowers, floral art, veggies, pot […]

ICE workshop for families

The State Government’s ICE initiative is running an education program for families impacted by ICE. This program is free and will run over two nights at the Leongatha Council Chambers the 8th […]

FAMDA’s next play needs a cast!!

FAMDA has plans to stage the wickedly funny new satirical comedy, Jonathan Biggins’ Australia Day, directed by Andrew Oldroyd. When it was first staged in 2012 reviewers wrote: Australia Day […]

ATO warning! Telephone scammers are active

The ATO is warning the public to be aware of a phone scam that is again circulating where fraudsters are intimidating people into paying a fake tax debt over the […]

Lifeline Gippsland needs volunteers

Lifeline Gippsland is seeking caring people interested in training to become volunteer Telephone Crisis Supporters to answer calls to the 13 11 14 crisis line. No prior counselling experience is […]

New Kayak, Fishing and Mountain Bike business opens in Foster!

Foster Kayak & Outdoor 50 Main Street, Foster. Call Murray on 0475 473 211 Come in and meet Murray to enquire about a great new range of outdoor activities in the Prom […]

Information forum on the drug ICE

Come along to this important forum on the drug ICE and its impact in South Gippsland. This is an open community forum aimed at providing information about the drug ICE […]

New documentary: Fractured Country – an unconventional invasion

This powerful new 40 minute documentary from the Lock the Gate Alliance highlights the risks to communities from invasive gasfields. Watch the You Tube film here.

Foster 3 Hour Mountain Bike Enduro

It’s been a few years but the Foster race is back. This year also includes a kids event which will start at 11:00am and run for 30 minutes on the […]

Adopt a greyhound

Regional Wellbeing Survey

The University of Canberra is conducting a research survey which includes questions on mining and Coal Seam Gas. You can submit a short, a medium length or a 50 minute […]

PROM COAST SINGERS REBORN

The Foster based choir known as the Prom Coast Singers was born in 1998 with Paddy Broberg as the musical director. They functioned continually for the next ten years and […]

Going fishing? Read this first & stay safe!

  Blow by blow: How to keep up to speed with the Bureau’s coastal wind warnings 15 April 2014 The strong winds, roiling seas, and jagged rocks that line Australia’s 36,000km coastline […]

Walks and attractions at Wilsons Prom

Wilsons Prom is so rich with walking and nature-discovering opportunities … here is a short video depicting some highlights. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-H9EQO9js&list=UUoVfe2NPmcdVSOQ2ILbMKgw&feature=share  

First Aid for the beach

Gippsland’s stunning beaches, lakes, rivers and pools are an annual drawcard for thousands of Australian holiday makers, but knowing some basic first aid can help us assist in the event […]

NBN explained

NBN explained by iiNet

I came across this page on the iiNet website which I thought explains the National Broadband Network quite well. Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with iiNet what so ever. All […]

Animals & Bush Fire Information

What you should do to help animals if you are near the fires Keep cats indoors and dogs under control wherever possible. Leave bowls of water on your property out […]

Southern Gippsland Food Map

A new web site is helping to put local produce on the map – and enable customers to find where they can buy some of this region’s finest fresh foods. Whether […]

Tennis anyone?

Foster Tennis Club is holding a Spring Comp, starting October 16, with finals in early December. The format will be an open team event, with teams of three (doubles and […]

Be a local hero – join the CFA

The CFA is looking for fit, enthusiastic women and men to join the ranks of its 693 career firefighters who work shoulder to shoulder with the organisation’s 57,000 volunteers. Applications […]

Don’t assume it’s a cold!

If you or your child has a temperature, a severe cough and perhaps conjunctivitis, don’t assume it’s just a cold. These symptoms may be present for three to four days […]

Two new films on Coal and Coal Seam Gas in Foster

Two groundbreaking new documentaries by Lock the Gate Alliance will be screened in the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre at 2pm on Sunday, September 29. The 35-minute films,  ‘Fractured Country, […]

Book your Mammogram now!

If you are a woman aged 50-69, then now is the time to book an appointment with Breastscreen Victoria’s mobile screening service, which will be in Foster from September 16 to […]

CSG industry wants to woo us

Friends of the Earth media release June 21, 2013 APPEA ‘charm offensive’ hits Victoria The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has launched its long awaited ‘charm offensive’ in […]

Beware of scam email from ATO

The Australian Tax Office is warning people not to be taken in by a phoney email purporting to be from the www.ato.gov.au email address. The ATO advises against opening the […]

Coal Seam Gas

What would you do if coal seam gas companies turned up and said they wanted to drill and frack in your area, your lucky chance to be part of an […]

Fracking to start in Victoria soon – unless we act now!

This update was received today from Friends of the Earth In 2012, community concern about the threat of new coal and gas operations, especially coal seam gas (CSG), pushed the […]

Rosedale Historical Society celebration

The celebration of the Centenary of the 1913 Shire Hall & the Dedication of a memorial Rose Garden for Early Settlers and Pioneers until 1900 (Former residents of the Rosedale […]

“We are over potholes and patchworks!”

I guess my page says it all. Please take the time or maybe show my page to all. I need as many people to ‘Like’ it as possible so I […]

Sing your heart out!

Foster’s talented informal singing group, Bec’s Bonny Boners, is back for another year and invites anyone interested in singing to just turn up and join them.  NO SINGING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! […]

Waxing & Shaving Hospital Fundraiser

Foster GPs, Dr Phil Worboys and Mike Fitzgerald will have the silkiest legs in town after they subject themselves to a public waxing at the Foster Show on Saturday February […]

“Friends of Agnes Falls” now on Facebook

Agnes Falls face on

Now that the “Friends of Agnes Falls” has been established, with a few working bees already held on site at the Scenic Reserve, under the auspices of Parks Victoria, the […]

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