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A whale of a time

THE Island Whale Festival Committee is abuzz with final event planning for the third festival just three weeks away. The Island Whale Festival is a three-day event based at the Cowes Cultural Centre from Friday to Sunday, July 6 to 8. Destination Phillip Island

Local industry struggling with high power prices

GIPPSLAND South MP Danny O’Brien says local industries are continuing to be hurt by soaring prices for electricity and gas under the Labor Government. Mr O’Brien visited GBP Australia at Poowong last week to inspect its new rendering plant that has shored up the

54% damn council’s performance

‘Stop inhouse fighting’ they say IN ANYONE’S book, a score of 46 out of 100 is a failure. That’s how 621 local residents scored the South Gippsland Shire’s overall performance in the annual Community Satisfaction Survey released last week. In fact, 54 per cent

Trail proposed for Wonthaggi

AROUND 11 hectares of bushland on the outskirts of Wonthaggi will be brought back to life, under an ambitious planting and trail project involving local environmental groups. The bushland is just off Carneys Road – a popular place for motorbikes and 4WDs. But the

Rail trail push picks up steam

WHEN Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien visited Korumburra last week, there was no one better to present the case for extending the Great Southern Rail Trail than local business owner John Kennedy. Mr Kennedy, who owns Korumburra’s Bicycle Fitting Store, has been campaigning to