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CEO reflects on 19 years

AFTER 19 years at the helm of the Bass Coast Shire Council, CEO Allan Bawden will retire from the top job this Friday, February 14. During his career, Mr Bawden has faced some major challenges, the first of which came as he stepped into the position. “I came here just after all the local government […]

February 11th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Breakthrough – mobile reception chance at last

COMMUNITIES in South Gippsland without mobile phone reception may finally be brought into the twenty-first century. Dumbalk could be one of the first towns to receive a service under the Federal Government’s $100 million Mobile Coverage Program. The news came as fires threaten isolated communities throughout broader Gippsland, highlighting the vital role mobile phones play […]

February 11th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Show defies heat to attract fun seekers

THE Korumburra Showgrounds was full of life and colour as the 119th Korumburra show was celebrated last weekend. Unfortunately the heat had an effect on the show as Sunday’s horse events were cancelled, although this didn’t stop Saturday’s swarming crowds. Entry fees were cheaper due to the cancellations, but the show society was pleased with […]

February 11th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Wildcat Women lose nail biter final

THE Korumburra Wildcats Women’s side came agonisingly close to Country Basketball League glory on Saturday night. In 40 degree heat at the Korumburra Recreation Centre it came down to over time between the Wildcats and the undefeated Churchill Blue Devils. At the end of the extra five minutes it was the Blue Devils ahead by […]

February 11th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cyclist on the rise

BUDDING local champion cyclist Tom McFarlane will compete at the national titles at the Dunc Gray Velodrome in Sydney in three weeks time. At the qualifying state titles Tom achieved personal bests in all of his timed events. “I was happy with it,” he said. Tom finds his motivation is highly events driven. “It is […]

February 11th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Born This Way takes out Cup

A HUGE crowd turned out for the excitement of the Alex Scott and Staff Woolamai Cup Day on Saturday. The heat was no match for the enthusiastic supporters who came along to place a bet and cheer on the horses. “It’s been quite good considering the weather, we are very pleased,” Woolamai Racing Club secretary […]

February 11th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Roll up, roll up

Don’t miss the circus as it comes to Leongatha and Wonthaggi this week. The Circus Royale will perform under the big top at Leongatha tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm and Wednesday at 6pm. The circus will also be at Wonthaggi this Friday, February 7 at 7.30pm, Saturday, February 8 at 4pm and 7.30pm and Sunday, February […]

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Rail fix ignored

GIPPSLAND’S peak council group has called on the State Government to fund realignment of the South Gippsland Highway at Koonwarra, but overlooked returning rail to the region. The Gippsland Local Government Network, which represents Gippsland’s shire councils, has listed the works at the Black Spur south of Koonwarra as a priority project for funding in […]

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Desal reserve draws 500

MORE than 500 people attended the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant Ecological Reserve opening and family day on Sunday under sunny skies. The new 225 hectare reserve hosts eight kilometres of trails for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders and hundreds of native plants on dunes formed from earth excavated from the plant project. The reserve also includes […]

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lifesavers pursue patrol tower

A NEW patrol tower is sorely needed at the Inverloch Surf Beach. The old patrol tower was removed before summer last year due to erosion. Since then, paid lifesavers and Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club volunteers have had to make do with other means to patrol one of the busiest beaches in the region. Patrollers now […]

February 4th, 2014 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

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