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Tourism boost

SOUTH Gippsland’s reputation as a tourism destination is growing rapidly, boosted by iconic  attractions such as Wilsons Promontory. Destination towns such as Fish Creek, Meeniyan and Loch have benefitted from rising tourism, Neil Travers of Waratah Hills Winery, Fish Creek, said provide an alternative experience for visitors. “The towns of Tarwin Valley are all experiencing […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

No sharks sighted

Despite shark sightings at beaches in Port Phillip Bay and the west coast of Victoria in the past week, Life Saving Victoria has not received reports of sharks off South Gippsland’s beaches. Shark sightings by the Westpac Life Saving Victoria helicopter will be posted online at http://emergency.vic.gov.au

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Prints, paintings to make impact

ART tinged with humour and a feeling of the absurd will be available to appreciate at Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek, from this Sunday, January 15. Prints and Paintings – Geoffrey Ricardo – January 15 to February 18, 2017, opens this Sunday at 2pm. Drawing on a heritage of Surrealism and figurative expressionism, Ricardo explores […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Get your geek on

THE annual GeekFest is on for the third year in a row at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra. There will be more activities and more opportunity to unleash your inner geek at the event, this weekend. There is something for everyone at the festival, from newcomers to the geek world to die-hard fans. […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Thumbs up for Karmai

THE new Karmai Community Children’s Centre at Korumburra was full of excitement yesterday (Monday) as the doors were opened to new groups of children for the first time. The $5.35 million project was driven by the community and offers many children’s services in the one location. The centre includes kindergarten, childcare, maternal and child health […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dial a doctor

  SOUTH Gippsland’s health services are turning to technology in a bid to overcome a dearth of doctors in the region. Patients attending urgent care services late at night will soon be consulting doctors in Traralgon via video-conferencing technology. Urgent care centres at Leongatha, Korumburra, Foster and Yarram hospitals will receive mobile video-conferencing equipment that […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Save our town

LEONGATHA’S ailing central business district could be boosted by festivals and the promotion of the town beyond South Gippsland. There are now 19 empty shops within the CBD, with a florist the most recent business to close and some shops remaining empty since being built. The town lost long time home appliance retailer Bi-Rite Electrical […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Collision injures families

A MAN will face driving charges in court after a two car collision at Pound Creek last Wednesday. The 49 year old from Ringwood will be summonsed to Korumburra Magistrates’ Court on charges of careless driving and failing to keep left of centre. Police said the Ringwood man was driving a Subaru Forrester towards Inverloch […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Truck nightmare

TRUCK incidents continue to occur in Korumburra at the top of Commercial Street and Bridge Street, with locals calling for more to be done to keep the public safe. “This section of the highway is definitely a difficult one and has caused much grief over the years,” Korumburra Business Association president Noelene Cosson said. Plans […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

We’re healthier than average Joes

SOUTH Gippslanders are healthier than the average Victorian, according to new data from VicHealth. The latest VicHealth data shows South Gippsland has an overall health and wellbeing score of 80.2 out of 100 compared with the Victorian average of 77.3. The VicHealth Indicators Survey is a major population survey conducted every four years to measure […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

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