Featured News Archive

Threatened species in endangered forests

THREATENED species have been found in the forests earmarked for logging near Mirboo North. Greater Gliders and Powerful Owls, both threatened, call the coupes homes, while the genetically distinct Strzelecki koala thrives in the area. Since October, after the State Government-owned logging company VicForests

Police swoop on ‘Gatha grow house

‘They told us they were farmers’ POLICE executed a search warrant at an address in Shingler Street, Leongatha last week, uncovering a substantial hydroponic cannabis crop. Around eight police officers, including detectives from Bass Coast Criminal Investigation Unit (CIU), officers from Bass Coast Tasking

Load of rubbish

33 jobs could go unless State Government assists By Matt Male INCREASED recycling fees have put the jobs of 33 employees at Wonthaggi Recyclers at risk, but the State Government can help. The business has joined forces with the Bass Coast Shire Council to

Kongwak war memorial’s much-needed facelift

THE KONGWAK Community Group has secured a $22,500 State Government grant to rejuvenate the Avenue of Honour along Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road. The avenue spans roughly 1km through the centre of Kongwak, and includes a memorial plaque listing the names of 26 locals who served in

Pipe cleaning begins to fix dirty water

KORUMBURRA’S water quality woes are a step closer to being fixed, with South Gippsland Water having started cleaning the town’s pipes. The authority has brought forward its winter pipe cleaning program after the summer months were plagued with instances of discoloured water throughout Korumburra,