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Helicopter rescue for beach injury

A LADY had to be rescued by helicopter after breaking her leg at an Inverloch beach yesterday (Monday). Ambulance, CFA crews, police and the SES were all on scene at the Oaks to assist Heli Med 1 to land and transport the lady. The Star believes that the lady broke her leg when she had […]

December 31st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Author at Gecko this Saturday

Gecko Studio Gallery will be hosting a book signing and photo session with author Alison Lester this Saturday, December 28. The event will be held at the gallery, 15 Falls Road, Fish Creek between 3.30 and 5pm. The gallery has been selling Alison’s books and prints for the last year or so. “We started out […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Community | Read More »

Carnival lights up

THE Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a Christmas Carnival in the Safeway car park on Saturday morning, attracting lots of visitors. Chamber president Peter Watchorn said people appreciated the festive touch. “It was good day. We seemed to do all right out of it and hopefully we can lock it in as something […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Breaking news – childcare extension

Childcare services at Mirboo North will be continued until the end of April. The Mirboo North and District Community Foundation last night voted to meet the deficit in funding to enable services to continue. That amounts to $24,000 or $12,000 per month. UnitingCare Gippsland was to withdraw from providing childcare at the end of February, […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Transport vision vital

SOUTH Gippsland needs a transport overhaul to prepare the region for massive population growth. That includes more bus services in and out of the region, and also within the region. That was the message delivered to South Gippsland Shire Council by the South and West Gippsland Transport Group recently. Council last Wednesday voted to help […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wind farm action

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will raise residents’ concerns about noise from the Bald Hills Wind Farm with Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy. Council resolved to “write to the Minister for Planning and inform him of the petitioners’ concerns and requirements that appropriate actions are undertaken in response to any non-compliance with the noise-related conditions of […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Season shapes up

CONSISTENT rain and warm temperatures in South Gippsland have kept the grass growing throughout December, helping cattle prices to remain firm. Elders Korumburra stock agent Alex Dixon said so far December has been the best month for grass growth across the region. “It keeps raining every few days and the grass just keeps growing,” he […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Dairy leader’s vision

DAIRY farming history runs deep in Matt Gleeson’s family, but it’s the future of the industry he is trying to develop as the new GippsDairy chair. The Boolarra farmer, who replaced outgoing chair John Versteden at the annual general meeting in October, can trace his family origins at Ennisvale farm back to the 1800s. As […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Childcare hopes

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council will negotiate with YMCA Ballarat as the preferred provider of St Andrews Childcare Centre in Mirboo North. This comes after UnitingCare announced its decision to withdraw childcare services in South Gippsland from the end of February. The YCMA is yet to confirm such an involvement. The Mirboo North centre will not […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Roads grief

POLICE are urging people to take care on the roads this holiday season, after two fatal accidents in three days on South Gippsland roads. A man is dead following a single vehicle accident at Inverloch last Wednesday (December 19), and a woman died in a multi vehicle accident at San Remo last Friday. As of […]

December 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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