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Coronavirus update: Premier’s statement this morning regarding non-essential services and schools.

VICTORIAN Premier has issued the following statement in relation to the shutdown of non-essential activity and services. School holidays have been brought forward to March 24 (tomorrow). The Premier said: “Victoria Police has established a coronavirus enforcement squad of five hundred officers to ensure containment measures that have been put in place to combat coronavirus […]

March 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Football, netball season start delayed until at least May 2

THE start of the football and netball season in Gippsland has delayed until at least May 2, due to concerns about the spreading of coronavirus. AFL Gippsland made this announcement: The AFL has released a statement to all AFL and AFL State associations managed or operated leagues and NAB AFL Auskick Centres programs and have […]

March 18th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Family pays tribute to a treasured son

JARROD Davies, the Leongatha man whose body was discovered in Hobart’s Derwent River last week, was “tragically taken”, his family say. Father Rob Davies, who was in Tasmania for the weekend to visit his 27 year old son, says he has lost his best mate in the tragedy. Jarrod was in the Apple Isle on […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Ex-AFL players to play for Inverloch-Kongwak Football Club

AFTER retiring from the AFL just last year and joining the St Kilda coaching staff, football legend and Leongatha icon Jarryd Roughead will return to South Gippsland and play the first three 2020 season games for Inverloch-Kongwak. The star player will have the opportunity to play with mates at the club, and will also play […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

New kinder unveiled

THE renovated Fish Creek Kindergarten was unveiled in grand fashion on Friday. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Jane Garrett performed the opening, watched by kindergarten staff and families, and South Gippsland Shire Council officials. The $367,155 renovation saw the bathroom relocated next to the outdoor area to improve supervision of children, and also included a new […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Meeniyan Garlic Festival tantalises foodies

THOUSANDS of people from around Victoria enjoyed the food, drink, games, entertainment and positive atmosphere at the fourth annual Meeniyan Garlic Festival on Saturday. Countless stalls were set up throughout the Meeniyan Recreation Reserve showing off some of Gippsland’s finest garlic and garlic-themed foods, while kids were entertained by various games including mini golf and […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Hospital growth plans inspire confidence

THE community gained an insight into the future of healthcare in South Gippsland last week, when plans for the new $115 million Wonthaggi Hospital expansion project were on show. Bass Coast Health (BCH) held community information sessions last week, at the Phillip Island RSL and Wonthaggi Golf Club. On show were the detailed plans of […]

February 18th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Miss Fisher film comes to Leongatha

FILM and TV producer Fiona Eagger is ready to make a welcome return to the town and the people she loves. In her kitbag she’ll be carrying a very special gift: an advanced screening of Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears. The big screen debut of the popular TV series will come to Leongatha […]

February 11th, 2020 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

New wind farm legal stoush blows up

THE controversial Bald Hills Wind Farm at Tarwin Lower is embroiled in yet another legal case. Neighbours last week began new proceedings in the Supreme Court at Morwell against the wind farm operators, Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty Ltd (BHWF), alleging nuisance noise and loss of property value. They are seeking a declaration from the […]

February 11th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

South Gippsland Shire Council reveals new CEO

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has named its new CEO. She is Kerryn Ellis, who is currently as director corporate services at Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC). Her appointment was confirmed at a special meeting of council this morning. Prior to working at IBAC, Ms Ellis was director corporate performance with the City of Greater […]

February 5th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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