THE inaugural Fish Creek Relay for Life raised an incredible $32,900 over the weekend. Terrill Park hosted 22 teams and 344 individual walkers over the 18 hour event. The opening ceremony was held at 4pm on Saturday. The ribbon was cut by cancer survivor Edith Gray, who is a highly respected member of the Foster […]
NYORA enjoyed one of the best Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rallies it has seen over the weekend. Organiser Peter Xuereb said the weekend celebration of historic machinery and bush skills was a raging success, with both the crowd and the exhibitors extremely happy with the outcome. “Everyone was having a great time,” he said. […]
ONLY one in 50,000 children is struck by the medical disorder Congenital Hyperinsulinism. Unfortunately for Marlee Greaves of Korumburra, her number came up. At just 18 months old, the toddler must take medication every eight hours in an attempt to avoid suffering life-threatening seizures and other complications. Her little body produces excessive insulin and the […]
Two more candidates have been announced for the Gippsland South by-election. Liberals have chosen Wellington Shire Councillor and funeral director Scott Rossetti. Greens have selected Andrea Millsom, who will campaign strongly against a coal seam gas industry in the electorate. They join The Nationals’ Danny O’Brien.
SOUTH Gippslanders will go to the polls on Saturday, March 14. Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Telmo Languiller today issued the writ for a by-election in the electoral district of Gippsland South. The by-election follows the resignation of Peter Ryan as Gippsland South MLA. The writ to the Victorian Electoral Commission outlines the key dates […]
STONY Creek Racing Club will miss out on training centre funding and lose a race meeting from 2016-17, under a plan released yesterday. The Nationals Eastern Victoria Region MLC, Danny O’Brien, has called on the Minister for Racing Martin Pakula to intervene to stop the downgrading of Stony Creek and other Gippsland racing clubs, Traralgon and Bairnsdale.
Danny O’Brien MLC (pictured) this afternoon confirmed he would contest The Nationals’ pre-selection for the Gippsland South by-election. Mr O’Brien announced his intention at the AGM of the Foster-Fish Creek branch of The Nationals in Foster today.
KOONWARRA once again has swans at the entrances to town. In late 2013, the large town entrance sign painted with the swan design on the Leongatha side went missing. Koonwarra locals Col Stockdale, Ken Caithness and Harry Forrester wanted to replace the missing sign, but were unsuccessful due to VicRoads requirements. The remaining swan sign […]
SECONDARY colleges are still waiting for state funding to provide urgently needed new buildings, as a new school year resumes. A petition has been launched calling for the State Government to provide $9 million to Korumburra Secondary College to upgrade outdated buildings. Wonthaggi Secondary College desperately seeks a new senior campus as part of the […]
VOLUNTEERS of the Salvation Army were disappointed to find rubbish left outside their Leongatha thrift shop over the weekend. Volunteers at the Bair Street shop now have to sift through the rubbish and spend up to $400 at the tip. “We do have free access to the tip through South Gippsland Shire Council,” Salvation Army […]