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Emergency rush

PARAMEDICS were busy across South Gippsland last week, with the Air Ambulance called to numerous incidents. A man was flown by air ambulance to The Alfred Hospital from Mirboo North in a serious condition with a leg injury, on Thursday. A young woman was taken by Air Ambulance to The Alfred Hospital in a serious […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rail trail ready to roll

  THE members of the new Great Southern Rail Trail Committee of Management met last week to discuss their plans for the region’s iconic tourism attraction. New chairman Ken Myors of Korumburra said the committee would continue to ensure the trail meets the region’s recreation and economic needs. “The amount of people who go in […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Boaters fined during safety blitz

FISHERIES and police officers issued five infringement notices to boaters during an operation at Welshpool recently. The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) conducted an operation targeting those fishing recreationally in South Gippsland. The joint operation with Victoria Police ran over two days and temporary road blocks were put in place at Welshpool on January 10 and […]

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Retailers relish holiday rush

  SOUTH Gippsland shoppers backed local businesses over Christmas after being lured to the region’s towns by new initiatives from business and tourism associations. From traditional promotional posters to modern social media, commercial associations worked hard to entice festive shoppers. Korumburra Business Association president Noelene Cosson said businesses encouraged people to spend locally by putting […]

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Brown water flows from taps

KORUMBURRA residents have turned on their taps only for brown water to flow, over summer. South Gippsland Water has attributed the discoloured water to the presence of the naturally occurring mineral manganese. Over the past month, changes to pressure and flows within the Korumburra system have caused sediments to be stirred up and enter the […]

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Leongatha cheer

THE State Government is being urged to ensure Leongatha receives adequate funding for its future infrastructure requirements. The call comes in the wake of a prediction the town’s population is expected to grow to 7476 people by 2031 – a massive rise of 30 per cent on the most recent population count in 2016. By […]

January 16th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Crash highlights quad bikes danger

A FIFTEEN year old Inverloch girl is fighting for life in the Royal Children’s Hospital after a quad bike accident in Devon North near Yarram on Wednesday afternoon. A 16 year old male from Narre Warren South was a passenger on the bike and remains in a critical but stable condition in the Alfred Hospital. […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Venus Bay debates skate park site

THE Venus Bay community is split over the proposed location of a new skate park for the town. South Gippsland Shire Council is now advertising its intention to erect the skate park on the corner of Jupiter Boulevard and Centre Road, opposite the town’s shops. Supporters say that location is public, ensuring the skate park […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Police search for missing girl

  POLICE are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing a Boolarra teenager. Breanna Bourke, 16, was last seen on January 2, 2018 in the Boolarra area. Police have concerns for her welfare due to her age. She is approximately 150cm tall with brown hair and a petite build. She is believed to be […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fire danger runs high

SOUTH Gippsland could be in for hot and dry weather for the rest of summer, resulting in a dreadful fire season according to the Ruby Fire Brigade. Captain Michael Guest said rain early in the season would result in grass and bush growing, and produce more fuel for fires. Ruby CFA member Darren Hardacre said, […]

January 9th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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