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Lynette reaches out to animal lovers in time of need

ADORABLE puppies and dogs rescued from dire situations need foster carers, transport aiders and general help in the South Gippsland area. South Gippsland co-ordinator for ‘Starting Over Dog Rescue’, Lynette Hawkes from Toora, volunteers her time doing just that – caring for an abundance of puppies and dogs in need of love and attention. The […]

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Achoo .. it’s time to get your flu shot

BASS Coast Health is ready for a potential flu outbreak after an early start to the season. Eight inpatients were diagnosed during the early outbreak and 12 hospital staff were given sick leave. However, there have been no other confirmed cases in the last week. Bass Coast Health CEO, Jan Child, said they had now […]

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Residents want a fare go

SOUTH Coast Taxis has put its hand up admitting it let a client down badly by abandoning him at a local bus stop in the early hours of the morning. Last week’s story of Denis Hawkins’ taxi nightmare told of him being forced to walk more than eight kilometres home while dragging his suitcases. In […]

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Mayor admits they’re gone

The band has already begun to play the funeral march for Mayor Don Hill and his fellow South Gippsland Shire councillors. That’s the frank assessment delivered by the mayor himself yesterday as he sits waiting for the Minister for Local Government to bring down the axe. Despite admitting early defeat he remains defiant about the […]

April 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »


Cartoon by Glenn Robinson

The Andrews Labor Government has just issued a notice to the South Gippsland Shire seeking a response as to why it should not be suspended following a recommendation from the Municipal Monitor to the Council.Minister for Local Government Adem Somyurek has received the final report from Municipal Monitor Peter Stephenson in relation to the governance […]

April 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Funding boost for hospital

A $3.5 MILLION funding package will see Bass Coast Health soar to new heights with extra services soon to be offered. The funding will cover costs for chemotherapy chairs, an upgrade of the Sleeman Wing and finalise the MRI services, as well as ophthalmology equipment at the Phillip Island Health Hub. On top of this, […]

April 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Arawata remembers its past

ARAWATA residents celebrated three major milestones over the weekend. It has been 140 years since the Arawata hall was built, 130 years since the school started in the hall and 100 years since the inception of the public state school. Despite the drizzly day, a fantastic turnout of well over 100 people helped to commemorate […]

April 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Golden deb celebration

THE surprise announcement of a life membership for long serving Leongatha and District Netball Association (LDNA) member Coral Johnston was made on Saturday night during the LDNA debutante ball at the Memorial Hall in Leongatha. Coral was thrilled to accept the award and delighted two of her daughters Angela Coldebella and Penelope Johnston and two […]

April 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Call for new town at Walkerville

LEONGATHA and Nyora stand to benefit from the continuation of demand for homes from people outside of South Gippsland Shire, and new housing should be developed at Walkerville. That’s according to Lindsay Love, a Leongatha planning and engineering consultant, who recently urged South Gippsland Shire Council to welcome more population growth in the shire and […]

April 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Wind farm storm set to blow

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has found the Bald Hills Wind Farm is generating nuisance noise but will not require the wind farm operator to address noise levels. Instead, Tarwin Lower residents who complained of nuisance noise will now be left to mediate with the wind farm operator, Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty Ltd, to find […]

April 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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