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Music excites at Sounds of Summer

INVERLOCH was the place to be on Saturday with music festival Sounds of Summer attracting thousands to the area. This year, the festival was held at Thompson Reserve. With plenty of online bookings, six live bands, a relaxed vibe and great conditions, the event was once again successful. The event was backed by food and […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Splash into summer

WHAT better way to spend a day in the sun than at the pool? South Gippsland shire delivers with five fantastic local outdoor pools in Korumburra, Mirboo North, Toora, Foster and Poowong. This season, all eyes are on the Toora pool with exciting works in the pipeline. Before the season kicked off, a change room […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Life savers train to protect lives

THE Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club participated in annual requalification training last week, conducted by Surf Life Saving Victoria. The club has about 600 members with about 190 nippers. All life savers participated in a run-swim-run last Thursday at the Venus Bay First Beach, followed by nipper training sessions on the Friday. Life savers […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Farmers to get cheaper sheds

THE agriculture industry is expected to save thousands of dollars a month thanks to a major change to building permits for farm shed builds. Following a motion passed by South Gippsland Shire Council at its December 2018 council meeting, farmers will now be allowed to cut back on permit requirements by applying for a specific […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Dakar daredevils

A TEAM of South Gippslanders will compete in the famous Dakar Rally offroad racing event in Peru, South America, from January 6. The Riley Motorsports team will tackle 5000km of some of the toughest and remote country, with more than 70 percent of the race in massive dunes. The team will feature driver Steve Riley […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Sureway gives to Lifeline

Major donation: Sureway Employment and Training Gippsland area managers Darren Beggs and Jacinta Muhovics presented a cheque for $2620 to Michelle Possingham from Lifeline Gippsland Telephone Crisis Centre on December 19. From November 12 to December 7, Sureway held a fundraising appeal across the company and gave money to a charity in each region for […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Business,Community | Read More »

Long Jetty’s opening success

IT has been just over eight years in the making but finally the $10.85 million restoration of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty has been realised. Hundreds of people walked on the jetty on the weekend before Christmas, when the jetty first opened unofficially, in time for the summer holiday season South Gippsland Shire Council mayor […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lyrics win entry into country music awards

A SOUTH Gippsland band is a finalist in a songwriting competition in the heart of country music in Australia: Tamworth in New South Wales. Souly Us – the group of Kate Appleyard and Ben Mawdsley – is a finalist in two categories of the Tamworth Songwriters Association (TSA) Songwriting Competition every year. The group is […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

A step in the right direction

WHETHER you’re new to the dairy industry or have seen it all and are looking to move away from the daily grind, GippsDairy has a course to help you step along the right path. OMJ consultant John Mulvany will present three courses in the first half of 2019 – Stepping Up, Stepping Back and Taking […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

New wheels for first aid crew

A NEW vehicle is rushing first aid responders to emergencies in the Venus Bay district. The Venus Bay Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has taken delivery of a Nissan X-Trail, supplied by Ambulance Victoria and the third vehicle the CERT has had since starting. The old CERT signage was green, including on volunteer first aiders’ […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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