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Sparkling bright: Marlee Greaves does not let Congenital Hyperinsulinism dampen her spirits. Mum Erin Greaves wants to raise awareness of the extremely rare condition and will hold a garage sale in Korumburra this Saturday, February 28.

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 […]

February 25th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lifesavers save lives

On patrol: Inverloch surf life savers Matilda Bissett and Daniel Young watch the surf beach.

LIFESAVERS and lifeguards in the Bass region have performed 13,347 preventative actions this season, 575 more than the same period last season. The season spans from November 15, 2014 until February 8. Andrew Foran, Life Saving Victoria general manager lifesaving club development, said cooler than usual temperatures in January prompted lifesavers to take more proactive […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Council wants your opinion

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CAN you spare some time to go online and read how South Gippsland Shire Council is responding to the ideas suggested through the OurSay consultation process? Could you number five key council functions in order of importance to you and your family? If you can, you’ll be helping council greatly to finalise the proposed 2015-16 […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Relay for life

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SHOP windows in Leongatha have turned purple in support of Relay for Life and cancer research. Relay organisers were pleased with the response from shopkeepers. “It’s been a good turnout,” Walter Aich said. In 2015, the Relay for Life will be run in Fish Creek for the first time. It’s an 18 hour relay starting […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Shop for a cause

Sparkling bright: Marlee Greaves does not let Congenital Hyperinsulinism dampen her spirits. Mum Erin Greaves wants to raise awareness of the extremely rare condition and will hold a garage sale in Korumburra this Saturday, February 28.

  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 […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Ice crackdown

On watch: Leongatha’s Senior Constable Kiara Roffey and Senior Constable Michael Thomas help target ice and other harmful drugs in the area.

  ICE and other harmful drugs are a major problem for emergency services in South Gippsland. A Proactive Investigation Team (PIT) was established at the Wonthaggi Police Station three weeks ago to target drug trafficking in the Bass Coast Police Service Area (PSA), which covers from Phillip Island to Foster. “We have executed seven drug […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council to vote on buffer tomorrow

Not happy: Korumburra resident Neil Olsen made a model of the township to demonstrate his interpretation of the impacts of emissions from Burra Foods’ factory. He addressed South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday.

  KORUMBURRA residents are fuming as South Gippsland Shire Council looks likely to approve a buffer zone around Burra Foods’ dairy factory tomorrow (Wednesday). Council will meet in the council chambers in Leongatha to debate whether or not to accept an environmental significance overlay (ESO) that would require residents within 227m of the factory to […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Hang gliders oppose ban

Stay grounded: Parks Victoria recently erected a new sign banning hang gliding and parasailing from the cliff-top near Eagles Nest, but enthusiasts disagree with the ban that has been in place since 2005.

THRILL-SEEKERS continue to oppose the banning of hang gliding and parasailing from a cliff-top between Inverloch and Cape Paterson. Parks Victoria has erected a new sign prohibiting hang gliders and parasailers from launching from the cliff just east of Eagles Nest. The ban is covered by national park regulations 2013 and offenders face a $295 […]

February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Specialist shortage

Medical specialist shortage: from left, Bass MP Brian Paynter, CEO of Bass Coast Regional Health Veronica Jamisen and, far right, hospital board chair Jeff Bennett.

SOUTH Gippsland and Bass Coast have a shortage of medical specialists, including cardiologists and psychiatrists, according to new Districts of Workforce Shortages (DWS) maps released by the Federal Government. The maps show which regions in Australia are classed as DWSs, where overseas trained doctors and bonded doctors must work, and which areas need more medical […]

February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Two more candidates confirmed

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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.

February 19th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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