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School gym far from fit

THE Foster Secondary College gymnasium is in very poor condition. The majority of the college buildings are only 12 years old but the gymnasium is one of the original buildings, making it around 30 years old. The poorly designed building has major drainage issues and maintenance workers are unable to access the roofs gutters, so […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Show us the money

FUNDING for schools, fire stations and South Gippsland Hospital at Foster are among South Gippsland’s wishlist for today’s (Tuesday) State Budget. Money to fix dangerous locations in the South Gippsland Highway and build the Wonthaggi highball facility also rates highly. Bass MLA Brian Paynter is hoping for $25 million to build the new McBride Campus […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

MG faces Federal Court action

ACCC takes action against Murray Goulburn The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia’s largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn) The ACCC, alleges MG engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC also […]

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

Budget hopes for Wonthaggi

  WITH Bass Coast Shire Council now on side, the Wonthaggi highball facility now relies on the State Government to show its support. Specifically, the State Government must decide to fund the Wonthaggi education precinct in the state budget come May 2 if the highball facility is to go ahead. Council voted to apply for […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Festival smells of sweet success

THE inaugural Meeniyan Garlic Festival held in February attracted more than 7000 people and provided an estimated economic benefit of over $600,000. The festival was the brainchild of Mirboo garlic farmers Kirsten and David Jones and their daughter Felicity and was hosted by the Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association. Mr Jones presented a report on […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Dinosaur tooth discovered

KOONWARRA may become the site of a large scale fossil excavation following the discovery of more prehistoric remnants in the local area. A 125 million year old Plesiosaur tooth was discovered by a Year 7 St Bedes student Flynn Mayberry in Inverloch last week. A Plesiosaur was an ancient marine reptile, which some suggest may […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

New feel for Daffodil Festival

THE 2017 Daffodil Festival will have a new direction, as the organisation of events outside Memorial Hall is handed over to a new committee. Claire and Brenton Williams are on the committee and spoke at the South Gippsland Shire Council’s public presentation session last Wednesday. “The Leongatha Horticultural Society came to the Leongatha Chamber of […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Razzmatazz at Leongatha station

THERE was a hive of activity at the Leongatha Railway Station on Saturday morning, not seen since the last passenger train rolled out of town years ago. No, the train isn’t returning just yet, but that didn’t stop the many people around to voice their opinions on what should happen to the Leongatha railway land. […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Nurse’s story moves Inverloch

THE terrors endured by Australian nurse Vivian Bullwinkel at the hands of the Japanese during World War Two were shared at Inverloch’s Anzac Day service last Tuesday (April 25). Guest speaker Tessa Sydenham of Inverloch spoke about Sister Bullwinkel surviving a massacre of nurses in the sea off Banka Island in 1942. Despite being shot, […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Communities unite for Anzac Day

REFLECTING on the contributions of past and present servicemen and women will be easy this Anzac Day, Tuesday, April 25, with plenty of services being held across the region.     Foster The Foster Anzac Day service will begin with a march from outside the Foster and District Historical Society at 10.45am. Foster RSL sub […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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