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Cash Cowes bolts

Easter revolt: more than 4000 people rushed to sign the petition at Cowes over Easter in support of the Phillip Island Stand Alone groups push to secede from the Bass Coast Shire.

  THOUSANDS of people have backed Phillip Island Stand Alone group’s push to break away from the Bass Coast Shire by signing the de-amalgamation petition circulated around the Island during Easter. The Stand Alone group met at Pino’s Trattoria in Cowes last Wednesday to formalise plans for the campaign to secede from the Bass Coast […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

South Gippsland wows tree changers

Opening eyes: South Gippsland Shire Council’s team at the South Gippsland stand, from left, Danielle Todaro, Cr Mohya Davies, Anna Anthony, Ken Fraser and Renae Littlejohn.

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council staff sold the region to Melburnians at the Victorian Regional Living Expo recently. They urged suburbanites to consider living, working and investing in South Gippsland. Council’s business liaison officer Renae Littlejohn was buoyed by the interest in the region at the annual event in Melbourne. “South Gippsland just ticks all the […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Interchange launches disability service

Launching Interchange: from left, Bass Coast Shire mayor Cr Neil Rankine, Interchange president Peter Greenwood, Bass MLA Ken Smith and Interchange Gippsland CEO Debbie Knight at the Wonthaggi opening of Interchange Gippsland’s new Young Adult Service for people with a disability.

INTERCHANGE Gippsland unveiled its new office at 70 Watt Street, Wonthaggi, at the same time as it launched its Young Adult Service. The service aims to provide individualised and responsive services to young adults with a disability. “It’s about talking to the individuals about what their needs are and what their goals in life are,” […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Families tour Tarwin

Tour experience: Elizabeth, Zac and Beatrice Zagon are supporting their father (centre) Tom Zagon’s eighth ride in Tour de Tarwin.

CYCLISTS, walkers and joggers were welcomed to participate in Tour de Tarwin on Saturday. Tour de Tarwin is now in its eighth with participants at an all time high. This year, $15,000 was raised for the Tarwin Lower CFA. Dodging the rain, the turnout was good with an overall number of 1400 participants, approximately 100 […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Surfing honour

Star surfer: Nikki Van Dijk shows her style.

Nikki Van Dijk of Phillip Island placed equal 9th at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on Tuesday, April 22. Van Dijk reached round four where she was eliminated by reigning ASP World Champion Carissa Moore. The Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum met Ms Van Dijk at Parliament House and says, “Not only […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Easter fun found at Coal Creek

Found some: Rex Parini from Cape Paterson and friend Ava Giardina were successful in Coal Creek’s Easter hunt.

COAL Creek’s Easter egg hunt was a sold out success this year. For the first time in three years, tickets for the hunt were snapped up, with 1500 people going through the door of the Korumburra venue by 12.30pm on Sunday. Children spent the morning gathering eggs in their baskets and participating in family activities. […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Art shows off

Lovely pieces: Ben Clark admires the work of Liz Glynn.

THE Goods Shed at Wonthaggi was home to the 17th annual Bass Coast Artists Society’s Easter Art and Photo Show over the weekend. The crowd was overflowing on Friday night and the exhibition was opened by special guest Zoe Kidd. She was one of the original founders of the Wonthaggi Art Group 50 years ago. […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lyric comes alive

The cast: director Bernadette Grainger (left) presents the Life after George cast Maddie Cantwell, Kaz Hughes, Bruce Grainger, Kerry Giles, Julie Strini and David Baggallay.

COME along to Lyric’s production of Life after George and Young Frankenstein. Eight cast members have been selected with Bernadette Grainger as the director, and rehearsals started recently. The cast is Maddie Cantwell, Kaz Hughes, Bruce Grainger, Kerry Giles, Julie Strini and David Baggallay. The play, described as a “witty drama”, broke box office records […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Jumping in

Pool campaigners: Foster residents, from left, Dr David Iser, Narelle Iser, David Blake, Linda Giddy, Greg Cox, Rose Wathen and John Wathen call for the town’s pool to stay. They are with South Gippsland Shire councillors Mohya Davies (centre) and Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks (second from right).

THE Foster community and South Gippsland Shire Council will join forces to determine the future of the town’s pool. Council last week voted to explore options for the alternative management of the pool, now managed by the YMCA. A budget blowout and low attendances forced council to review the pool’s future. The pool will operate […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Anzac Day services

Anzac Day: from left, volunteers Jake Mathieson and RSL secretary Noel Laing, both of Leongatha, are selling poppies and pins in the lead up to Anzac Day.

  Anzac Day across South Gippsland   Fish Creek Arrive 10.30am for an 11am start at Fish Creek RSL clubrooms. There will be a march to the Fish Creek cenotaph for a short service. A full service will be held at the Fish Creek Hall which will also include a performance by the Fish Creek […]

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

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