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Sharing life saving skills

IN A NEW effort to engage with the community beyond the summer months, Sandy Point’s Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club is offering free CPR and defibrillator training to local businesses, sporting clubs and other groups. Board director and Junior Activities coordinator at the

On track for budget fix

IT’S A no brainer, according to bicycle enthusiast and Korumburra business operator John Kennedy. He believes the council should re-allocate the $1 million they are proposing to spend on the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail from Welshpool to Hedley to the western

Community rallies against $4m bill

Pioneer Bay residents say ‘no’ to roads and drainage upgrade THE Bass Coast Shire Council will be dragged kicking and screaming through the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) next month, as more than 100 Pioneer Bay residents protest a multi-million-dollar roads and drainage

Politics hits Wonthaggi CFA where it hurts

NO ONE wants to talk about it officially. But, as a community, we know what’s going on. And it’s an absolute disgrace that the State Government and CFA management would simply publish response times without providing local explanations. In this case it’s the Wonthaggi

Smiths Beach’s new rescue base

THE Smiths Beach Rescue Base was installed at Smiths Beach, Phillip Island’s most popular beach, on Wednesday, May 2. The base is designed as a satellite facility to Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club, who will staff the base and drove the project to