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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.  

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 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 […]

Community House – Term 1 & Summer School programs

Please download the attached PDF’s of Foster Term 1 Program 2013 Foster Jan 2013 Summer School Program We also are pleased to announce our Summer School program for late January […]

Foster Traders’ December in Foster calendar

Click image for larger version… Calendar supplied by Foster Chamber of Commerce

CSG: What about the water?

Here’s an interview with Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith, Senior Advisor to the National Toxics Network and co-chair of the International POPS Network (Persistent Organic Pollutants), who digs into the chemicals that are […]

Interview: NSW Farmers Association on Coal Seam Gas

As we are all grappling with what the prospect of Coal Seam Gas exploration and mining will mean to our farmers and farm land in South Gippsland, Brianna Casey, Senior Policy […]

Book now for hard waste collection

THE new Hard Waste Collection Service offered by South Gippsland Shire Council, is now taking bookings for pick-up during September and October. This service is to be offered each year, […]

Climate change forums to help us adapt

South Gippsland Shire Council will hold a free climate change forum in Foster in August 8 featuring an information session followed by two short films and a light lunch. The […]

Twilight Author Series

Foster’s Little Bookshop are hosting the Twilight Author Series again this year every Friday in July at the Stockyard Gallery. See full event information by clicking an event in our […]

Rock n Roll and Old Time Dancing

Come and learn some rock n roll moves and old time dances at Foster Memorial Hall each Tuesday from 7.30 until 9.30. Cost is only $5 and you will have […]

Short walks in Foster

The first of several new walking maps to guide visitors through walks in and around Foster has been posted on the Victoria Walks website, thanks to Chris Kemper from the […]

Young men – get into the act with FAMDA!

FAMDA is still seeking a young man aged in his 20s (or capable of looking as though he does) to complete the cast of A Phoenix Too Frequent for its […]

DSE burnoff in Foster

The DSE with assistance of the Foster CFA will be conducting a fuel reduction burn Thursday, 5 April 2012 in the forested area behind Aherns – conditions permitting. This is […]

Gardening enthusiasts welcome!

Gardening enthusiasts are invited to meet at Pause @ Meeniyan, Whitelaw Street, on the first Sunday of each month at 10.30am to enjoy coffee, each other’s company, discuss gardening problems […]

New Youth Assist Clinic open

The Clinic is for 10 to 25 year olds and runs on a drop in basis. It is for all social, emotional, medical and sexual needs. Basically it’s a one stop shop for all […]

From the Valley to the Sea exhibition

From the valley to the sea

A group exhibition featuring the Traralgon Artists’ Society. 2 – 21 February 2012 Meet the artists at the opening: Saturday 4 February 2-4pm Open 10am – 4pm daily Closed Wednesday

Sandy Point community website live

Sandy Point beach

On 23 December the Sandy Point Community Group launched the Sandy Point Community website. There you will find news and descriptions of local projects.

7 ways to keep your pets safe from snakes

Summer is when snakes become active and are more likely to come into contact with your pet.  Murdoch University vet, Dr Katrin Swindells has issued some valuable tips on how […]

Rotary clearing sale needs goods.

Can you help? The Rotary Club of Foster is calling on local residents to donate (or offer for sale on commission) as-new electrical equipment, surplus but saleable machinery, implements and […]

Foster Pool opening times

The summer swimming season has officially begun at Foster Swimming Pool – so here’s hoping for some summer weather!  All this week Foster Primary School is running water safety classes […]

FAMDA wins Gippsland Theatre Awards

Congratulations to the Foster Amateur Music & Drama Association (FAMDA) team who scored six nominations and three actual awards in this year’s Gippsland Associated Theatre awards, which were announced at Trafalgar on […]


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