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Digging for internet

FROM Korumburra to Leongatha, the nbn ploughed a 13km stretch through farmland to direct bury fibre. The uncommon approach is the first time nbn has used the direct buried method to roll out fibre in Victoria. There were a number of factors, including cost,

Pyramid Rock divers found with 215 abalone

A 13FISH call has helped Victorian Fisheries Authority officers catch out alleged illegal fishing for abalone near Cowes last week. The call, describing suspicious activity at Pyramid Rock, was received from a vigilant member of the community. Fisheries officers responded immediately from Cowes and

Grantville robbery fail

WANNABE thieves attempted to steal an ATM from a Grantville service station last week – but failed and drove away with nothing. The thieves reversed into the shop door at the Grantville BP service station in the early hours of Tuesday morning, February 27.

Black Spur bypass hits a speed hump

THE $50 million realignment of the South Gippsland Highway between Koonwarra and Meeniyan has hit a hurdle, with cultural heritage investigations uncovering more than what was bargained for. Part of the site identified for the new section of highway – the Black Spur bypass

Swim club could drown in lane fees

THE SOUTH Gippsland Bass Swimming Club is one of the best and fastest growing in Victoria, yet it’s battling to stay afloat due to steep lane fees at SG Splash. Committee member Drew Liepa outlined the predicament to South Gippsland Shire councillors last week.