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Silence is deafening on agriculture

THE first week of the election campaign has been a puff fest from the two main combatants, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott, and we’ve heard precious little about the more substantial issues, like agriculture. At the Koonwarra saleyards last Thursday, the ‘Sentinel-Times’ asked several

Band’s new building reaches a crescendo

IT’S a busy and exciting time at the moment for the Wonthaggi Citizens Band with two of the group’s biggest performance dates of the year looming and work progressing at-a-pace on the new clubrooms. The attractive shell of the new band headquarters in Billson

Magistrate warns of Ice epidemic

THE horrific impact of the highly purified form of methamphetamine known as ‘Ice’ or ‘Crystal Meth’ is at epidemic proportions in some parts of the region at the moment and Gippsland’s most senior Magistrate, Clive Allsop, is fearful it could soon be the case

Finally, some heritage relief

On August 14, 2013, we received a letter from Bass Coast Shire Council advising us that our property had been deleted from the Interim Heritage Overlay imposed on us September 2006! A simple request to identify properties with heritage significance escalated with the endorsement

Karmai returns in theatre production

THE famous Korumburra Karmai Worm is being brought back to life in a Melbourne theatre production this month. ‘Karmai’ the giant worm puppet which was inspired by the Giant Gippsland Earthworm was made famous in the 1970s when the Korumburra community came together to