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Injured man winched to safety at Wilsons Prom

AMBULANCE Victoria was called to Wilsons Promontory last Saturday afternoon after a man slipped on rocks at Picnic Bay at about 2.15pm. It was just one of hundreds of calls for assistance, many of them heat related, as temperatures soared into the high 30s

Safe young drivers with L2P program

KRISTAL Flanders achieved one of her life-long ambitions last week, gaining her P Plates. The 19 year-old from Leongatha was very excited to successfully sit the driving test, but it may not have possible had it not been for the support of her mentors.

Getting a taste for an automotive career

IT’S never too early to start looking for a job. Work experience at school or holiday jobs can be one of the best ways to try before you settle on something you really like. Local students from South Gippsland secondary colleges considering a career

Building an energy efficient home

KEEPING your home at an optimal temperature can be difficult in the ever-changing climate of Australia. Local Hotondo Homes’ builders Trent Allen and Vern Carr believe combining heating and cooling units with passive home technologies will help provide optimal temperature levels in your living

Iconic Wonthaggi business

PBE Real Estate is extremely proud to be offering the ‘One Stop Shop’ business for sale with an attractive asking price of $229,000. Wonthaggi’s One Stop Shop has been operating at an exceptionally high standard for many, many years. The name says it all,

How Bass Coast failed the test again – SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT

By Michael Giles THE Sentinel-Times took on the Bass Coast Shire Council’s ‘spin doctors’ last week and, predictably, we lost! Actually we all lost; the community, the council and the Sentinel-Times. Having received a copy of the Bass Coast Shire’s ‘Mayor’s Message’ on Friday

Save Stony

I have been a member of the Stony Creek Racing Club for 26 years, and like all member and friends of Stony Creek, I am very concerned that Country Racing Victoria plans to reduce our meetings from five to not many and cut out

Cemetery cash grab

I am writing in responded to your article on Wonthaggi Cemetery from July 21, ‘Wonthaggi cemetery fees set to double’. Even the simplest of services charged at $35 will now rise to $75. The fact is, no cemetery trust charges for a general enquiry

Small businesses need town support

As a Surf Parade Inverloch resident since 1970, the so called ‘Traffic calming devices’ are a huge joke. To date I have given way and others have also but there are those who find it a ‘race and challenge’. Goodness only knows what the

Water security

On July 7, you editorialised on the risk of South Gippsland, and in particular Korumburra, running short of water if we enter a new dry period. You refer to “years of inaction” in resolving the problem of depending on small annual fill storages which