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Cape Aquathon returns for 2017

THE Cape Paterson Surf Lifesaving Club’s biggest fundraising event for the year, the Cape Aquathon, will see competitors hitting the sand on Sunday, January 15. The Aquathon is one of three races in the Bass Coast Summer Series, and a huge event for the

Treed lifestyle in a seaside village

IT IS not often that the opportunity presents where you can secure your sea change and tree change in one, let alone on a fully-serviced large lifestyle allotment backing onto beautiful creek reserve. That chance is here right now in the form of blocks

Contractors back to finish job at Ruby

VICROADS contractors will be back at Ruby for the next few weeks to finish the job on the South Gippsland Highway they started last year. Work started yesterday on the project yesterday and should be completed before the end of the month according to

Wonthaggi cinema a box office hit

THE Bass Coast Shire Council’s relaunch of the cinema at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre has proven successful so far, with the cinema quite busy during the day. Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Pamela Rothfield, said running a cinema is a whole new business

Another Boomerang Bags sew-a-thon

FOLLOWING the success of the first Bass Coast Boomerang Bags sewathon last November, another is being held, this time at the Wonthaggi Library on January 14. The local boomerang bags group has been sewing bags for about five months and has distributed bags to

Bowling into Loch from around state

THE Loch & District Bowling Club’s annual Men’s three day tournament was a very successful event, with teams arriving from far and wide to join in. Players came from Cardinia Waters, Toora, Mount Beauty, Kyabram, Richmond United, Korumburra, Meeniyan, and Inverloch. “This is probably

Beach retreat for summer

BE IN in for the rest of summer. This fabulous renovated family beach house is in wonderful location within minutes of Cape Paterson’s Bay Beach, rock pool and surf clubs. It has a north facing sunroom/bunkroom, spacious and bright family room, functional kitchen with

Dairy trending up despite 3.9% fall

AUSTRALIA’S dairy sector, which had been seeing some positive signs on world markets in recent months, following a very challenging period, witnessed a setback in the latest rounds of selling through the Global Dairy Trade. Overall, at the forward selling event on Tuesday, January

Wasn’t a road fatality

THE state’s road toll was rolled back to zero last week after it was confirmed that the woman involved in a crash at Wonthaggi at 4.30pm on Monday, January 2 died of a medical condition. A Victoria Police spokesman said the woman, aged in

Think before you dump

VOLUNTEERS from local opportunity shops in Wonthaggi are pleading with the public to stop dumping rubbish in donation bins scattered across the town. Nearly every day, volunteers from op shops are forced to dive through rubbish and soiled items that have been carelessly disposed

The great pipi hunt

BENEATH the cover of darkness, scientists from the University of Melbourne snuck down to the surf beach at Venus Bay and released 2000 pipis at low tide into the night. The pipis had been gathered from the beach earlier in the day, before being

Torquay surfers triumph at Island

TORQUAY Boardriders Club have taken top honours at the final round of the Australian Boardriders Battle on Saturday, January 7 at Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island. With perfect offshore conditions and two to three foot of swell, clubs were treated to some fantastic waves under

Golden Princess to dock at Rhyll

THE Rhyll Community Association and its residents are excited to hear of the imminent arrival in their beautiful fishing village of the Golden Princess Cruise Ship, the second of four cruise ship arrivals to Phillip Island for the 2016/17 season. The ship will arrive