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Jet skier airlifted

Inverloch’s international jet ski racer Joel Barry will undergo surgery after an accident at Inverloch yesterday. He was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after suffering a serious injury while practising in wild surf off Inverloch. The 25 year old has just returned home after winning the first round of the World Freeride Jet […]

May 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Where should a new school be built?

THE Bass Coast community is invited to have its say about a new junior secondary campus. Students, teachers, parents, school council members and residents are invited to participate in an online survey and a community drop-in session on Tuesday, June 4 from 2pm to 7pm at San Remo Recreation Centre, 1A Wynne Road, San Remo. […]

May 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Students first at Wonthaggi SC

AS principal of the largest government school in Gippsland, Darren Parker strives to abide by the mantra “kids first”.Wonthaggi Secondary College welcomed 1400 enrolments at the beginning of the school year and Mr Parker said it was a privilege to watch the school continue to grow.Mr Parker began working for the college as a maths […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Fire brigades to reunite

FOR 75 years, the CFA has protected communities in Kernot, Grantville and Glen Alvie.Past and present members will have the opportunity to celebrate their bravery and community spirit at an anniversary event on Sunday, July 7.In particular, the event will recognise those members who provided 60 years of service.Kernot-Grantville Fire Brigade now has 40 members […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Our coast is on fire

THE property market is booming across South Gippsland and Bass Coast, and Cowes remains the ultimate hotspot.Last year, 282 properties changed hands in Cowes, followed by 248 sales in Inverloch and 175 sales in Wonthaggi.“Coastal areas are particularly popular amongst retirees and couples or families seeking a sea change or a holiday home,” a Real […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

No trouble for CEO finding a new job

TIM Tamlin will not go without a pay packet despite being shown the door from South Gippsland Shire Council.He will start his new role with a civil contracting company the day after his job with council ends on June 24. Mr Tamlin will take leave from council after this Friday and will start as a […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

‘Huge surprise’ for Broadbent as Coalition defies the polls

THE Coalition’s win has been labelled “a huge” surprise by re-elected Member for Monash Russell Broadbent. “All the intelligence I received suggested the Liberal Nationals vote was in terrible trouble, but the people of Australia had a different view,” he said. “It wasn’t that the polling was inaccurate, it’s just that they didn’t know how […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lifesavers plea for emergency funding

THE Cape Paterson community continues to feel the impacts of a freak storm that tore through the town on May 10.The Wonthaggi Life Saving Club lost both its buildings, the roof of the Cape Tavern was badly damaged and shops along the main road have had to close due to storm damage.“Everyone is gutted. The […]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council commission to report by May 31

THE Commission of Inquiry into South Gippsland Shire Council will deliver its final report by May 31. Victorian Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek today announced the members and terms of reference for the Commission of Inquiry into council. The Honourable Frank Vincent AO QC, a former Supreme Court judge, will chair the commission and […]

May 15th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Author ‘overwhelmed’

LEONGATHA author Matt Dunn said he was “overwhelmed” by the response to his book launch at the Burra Brewing Co. on Saturday night. The author of the football crime novel Red Time said there was “way more people than I could have anticipated” at the venue. “The most heartening aspect was that I was surrounded […]

May 14th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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