IT’S 1965 in Sandy Point. It’s summer, love is in the air and there are iconic Australian rock and pop songs on the radio. That’s the background to the brand new musical created by local writer, Chris Dickins, for Foster theatre company, FAMDA, to perform as part of the Prom Coast Seachange Festival. Titled Waratah […]
APPRENTICE jockey, Beau Mertens was taken to the Leongatha hospital after falling in race four at Stony Creek on the Saturday with a suspected broken ankle. Racing club chief executive officer Terry Grace is pleased to report that after x rays Mertens, who is the son of well known Gippsland veteran jockey Peter Mertens from […]
The winner: Inverloch Bowling Club member Harry Seaward with two young visitors drawing the winning raffle ticket the Inverloch Lions Club Community Market on Sunday.
CHILDREN are invited to go on a journey at the Wonthaggi State Coal Mine. The Junior Rangers Program will run over the holiday period from January 6 to 25. Old fashioned games will be held every Tuesday from 10am until 12pm. Children can experience the fun of board games, horse shoe throw, quoits, hoop’n’stick […]
INVERLOCH surf life savers are thrilled with their new patrol tower on the surf beach. The tower has been in use for two weeks and the patrollers have already seen a huge difference in their ability to keep an eye on beach-goers. The original tower was pulled down after a king tide caused severe damage […]
DOG owners and other beach goers are clashing at Inverloch in the wake of confusion over new restrictions governing dogs on beaches. Over the weekend, a dog walker was yelled at by a man after a dog barked at him while off the lead. Another woman demanded they pick up the dog poo instead of […]
THE return of the train line to Leongatha will not be forgotten. West Gippsland Transport Group member Max Semken has stepped up the campaign to see better public transport for South Gippsland. While there were never any promises by the Coalition Government to return the train to Leongatha, in 2001 the former Labor government committed […]
POLICE members will increase across South Gippsland during New Year’s Eve celebrations tomorrow night (Wednesday). Police will keep a close eye on party goers to ensure crowds behave as well as last year. “We have quite good police coverage planned this year,” Wonthaggi’s Acting Senior Sergeant Andy O’Brien said. “The crowds are getting better year […]
Full steam: the South Gippsland Tourist Railway celebrated its 20th anniversary with a special train on Boxing Day (Friday). The train left Korumburra with around 60 adults and children, and included passenger and freight wagons. The train is pictured at Leongatha.
FORMER Korumburra man Ken Lay resigned as Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police yesterday (Monday). The police officer of 41 years resigned due to his wife Chris sustaining a serious illness. A keen cyclist at Inverloch, Mr Lay said the police force’s stronger stand against family violence was among his greatest achievements. “These complex yet cowardly […]