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Teen births alarming

Shock stats on STDs and teen pregnancy By Gav Ross CONDOM vending machines have recently been installed in public toilets around Bass Coast in a bid to curb the high rate of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in this region. A new

Pokies losses near $16M

BASS Coast residents and visitors have lost almost $800,000 more on the area’s 216 poker machines than they did last year, despite the best efforts of the local shire which lists gaming losses as “a significant issue” for the local community. Although well down

New jobs a bonus at Burra Foods

A GROWING milk supply and the expansion by Burra Foods into the burgeoning markets of Asia have delivered a welcome dividend, not only to Burra’s suppliers, but also to the economy of Korumburra and district. In the past 12 months that has extended to

Why death costs more

By Gav Ross DYING isn’t cheap, but local families are about to discover it’s going to cost a lot more to bury their loved ones at council-managed cemeteries in Bass Coast. Councillors, who represent both the Wonthaggi and San Remo Cemetery Trusts, approved a

Bass Coast better than South Gippsland

THE people of Bass Coast and South Gippsland shires have rated the performance of Bass Coast better than its neighbour in the latest, independent Community Satisfaction Survey. The 400 Bass Coast residents surveyed earlier this year said Bass Coast was five points better than