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Progress president: Peter Twigg stands on his new property in Meeniyan after having taken over presidency of the Meeniyan Progress Association last month.

DESPITE having only moved to Meeniyan last December Peter Twigg has settled right into the South Gippsland community, having been elected the new president of the Meeniyan Progress Association last month. Hailing from Chiltern in Victoria’s North East, Mr Twigg and his wife Gale chose to build a home to retire in Meeniyan to escape […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Gippsland Nationals support moratorium extension

Member for Gippsland South: Danny O’Brien backs the extension of the onshore gas moratorium until 2020.

GIPPSLAND Nationals MPs have welcomed the Liberal-National Coalition’s support for an extension of the onshore gas moratorium until 2020. The Nationals Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien said the decision followed findings in a recent Auditor General’s report that Victoria was not as well-placed as it could be to manage a potential unconventional gas industry. […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Minister challenged to visit school

Fresh era: the new Bass MLA Brian Paynter (left) outside his Wonthaggi electorate office with electorate officers Ann Selby and Tony Cantwell.

BASS MLA Brian Paynter is determined to fight for an education precinct in Wonthaggi. Mr Paynter addressed Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino in Parliament on September 17, advising him to take a tour of the deteriorating Wonthaggi Secondary College campus. “During the adjournment debate the minister stated ‘the best thing I can […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Rate angst over inundation overlay

Value questioned: owners of the foreshore caravan park in Grantville Helen Zervopoulos and Christopher Nagle believe they should receive a tax reduction, as the value of the caravan park is compromised by the inundation overlay.

BASS Coast ratepayers Helen Zervopoulos and Christopher Nagle believe they should be entitled to a rate reduction. They own and operate the foreshore caravan park in Grantville, which is facing an immediate reduction in market value due to the inundation overlay imposed by Bass Coast Shire Council. Mr Nagle believed the devaluation resulting from the […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Distraction causes car run-off

Concentrate: despite it being on a straight stretch of road and with good visibility and no rain, the driver was distracted by passengers and ran off the road.

A FEMALE passenger suffered minor injuries to her legs and head and was conveyed by ambulance to Wonthaggi Hospital after a car ran off the Bass Highway last Thursday, October 1 at about 3pm. A 27 year old male from Leongatha was driving north along the Bass Highway, Inverloch, with his partner and young son. […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Holiday handball

Sweet success: Jodie Clarkson worked the public holiday at Leongatha’s Sweet Life Cafe with tourists driving through the town choosing to stop at the Bair Street business.

BUSINESS owners across the state were given the hard decision as to whether or not they would stay open during the Grand Final Eve public holiday last Friday. Confusion reigned for the most part with the majority staying closed but a few retailers decided to open for either part of the day or the whole […]

October 6th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Inverloch children stay active

Healthy girls: from left, Inverloch Primary School’s Piper, Asha, Georgia and Ava are excited to participate in walk to school month during October.

INVERLOCH-KONGWAK Primary School is committed to the health of its students. October will be walk to school month, with students from all year levels encouraged to get involved. “The students will be asked to walk, ride or scoot to school every day for the month to promote an active lifestyle,” principal Wendy Caple said. “Parents […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Tax scam warning


LOCALS have fallen victim to a recent tax scam. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has warned the public to be aware of the circulating phone scam. According to ATO, the fraudsters intimidated people into paying a fake tax debt over the phone the aggressively threatened arrest if they don’t comply. Accounting offices Perrett and Associates […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

Footy holiday flop


MOST retailers will close their doors this Friday for the footy grand final public holiday, many labelling the idea ridiculous. However the holiday could have limited appeal to some businesses, especially to cafe, hotel and restaurant owners in holiday places like Inverloch with many expected to abandon Melbourne in favour of a long weekend. This […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Gas ban demand

Take a stand: from left, Claire and Rodger Davis of Mirboo North discuss their concerns about coal seam gas with South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jeanette Harding before last Wednesday’s council meeting.

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been urged to oppose any prospect of a coal seam gas industry in the shire. Council last Wednesday voted to consider a community petition in formulating its response to the Victorian Government’s inquiry about unconventional gas. Council last month received a petition signed by 1700 people asking council to […]

September 29th, 2015 | Posted in News | Read More »

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