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Total fire ban day declared for Thursday this week

A TOTAL fire ban day has been declared for across Victoria tomorrow, with extreme heat and wind forecast. The temperature is expected to reach 38 degrees in South Gippsland, with wind speeds of up to 26km/h. While the greatest risk of fire is in the Mallee and Wimmera, Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said if […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

South Gippsland Highway works to start as Black Spur contract finally awarded

  WORK on the realignment of the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan is closer to starting. Governments have awarded the contract for the realignment at Black Spur to CPB Contractors. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $115.2 million upgrade would see nine sharp bends […]

November 20th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Re-elected mayor off to Canberra to seek university funding

CR Brett Tessari will fly to Canberra tomorrow (Thursday) to advocate for a university presence in Bass Coast Shire, after being re-elected mayor this afternoon. He will meet with Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan in a final bid to secure $2 million in federal funding for a university centre in the shire. The centre will […]

November 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council says it’s setting record straight on rail trail plans

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has said there is misinformation in the community about the future of the Nyora to Leongatha rail corridor. Here are some of the facts, according to council: There is no intention from the Victorian Government to return passenger rail services to South Gippsland. Any suggestion that the creation of a tourist […]

November 11th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Farmers to share tales over snags

FARMING can be a mentally challenging career. Farmers face unreliable prices, variable weather, expensive costs, often work in isolation, and don’t feel able to talk about the pressures of the job. This can lead to farmers experiencing stress and mental health issues at higher rates than those in other occupations. It’s a fact not lost […]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

State Government protects Bass Coast from overdevelopment

  THE Bass Coast is now permanently protected from over-development after the State Government introduced strengthened planning controls. Victoria Planning Minister Richard Wynne was in Kilcunda last Thursday to officially declare the Bass Coast Shire including Phillip Island, the Bunurong coastlines from Inverloch to Point Nepean, the George Bass Coast and Bass Coast Hills, and […]

October 28th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

ACM takes share of milk supply

LONG gone are the days when Murray Goulburn and Fonterra were the main milk companies in South Gippsland. Now there are the likes of Saputo Dairy Australia, Burra Foods, ViPlus Dairy, Parmalat, Bega Foods, Lion Nathan and Australian Consolidated Milk (ACM), with the latter making major inroads into the region on the back of a […]

October 18th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Bullying, sexual harassment allegations rock mental health services

ALLEGATIONS of bullying and sexual harassment were made by staff providing mental health care at Korumburra and Wonthaggi. Latrobe Regional Hospital’s (LRH) board last week revealed the outcome of a review into its mental health services, which found the allegations were made by staff against colleagues at the service’s Korumburra and Wonthaggi sites, based at […]

October 18th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Midwife crisis

MATT DUNN   LEONGATHA Hospital’s maternity ward was closed for two days last week as understaffing and skyrocketing staff sick leave hit crisis point. The ward was closed from 9pm last Tuesday to 9pm last Thursday. The closure is the second in two months. Last time, the ward was also closed for two days. One […]

October 1st, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Teens to tackle tournament

BEST of luck to Mary MacKillop College students who will compete in the state final of the Tournament of Minds this Sunday. The school’s STEM, Arts and Literature teams will compete at La Trobe University, Bundoora. They recently succeeded at the Churchill round of the event. Tournament of Minds is a problem solving program for […]

September 11th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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