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Rare miner’s cottage has charm

NORTH facing, quarter acre, lovely home close to Wonthaggi’s shopping precinct, close to Bass Coast Regional Hospital and four bedrooms all for under $270,000. If this sounds like a fantastic opportunity to purchase a character filled miner’s cottage on the quiet, sought after south

Eco-friendly home well ahead of its time

WITH the excitement of the development of the Cape Paterson Eco Village, now there is an opportunity to purchase one of the first eco-friendly designed homes in the older area of Cape Paterson. This property was featured in earlier Eco Village promotional material as

Grazing property fit for a king

KINGS Park at 1480 Buffalo-Waratah Road, Tarwin Lower is a productive grazing property in renowned Tarwin Lower-Walkerville. Currently the property is used for beef and sheep fattening. The land has a balance of flat land rising into warm sandy rises and is well set

Fishing news, Oct 8

Around the Bay By Craig Edmonds of Jim’s Bait and Tackle, San Remo To say fishing has been a bit difficult over the last month or so would be an understatement. Thanks to the thousands of litres flowing out of the Bass and Powlett

$45 million housing project unveiled

WALKERVILLE in South Gippsland is set to become the location for an innovative coastal housing project to rival the design status of Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps. The proposed development, estimated to be worth in excess of $45 million, was unveiled publically for

Business slugged by new Fire Levy

INSTEAD of a promised reduction in the level of the Fire Services Levy they pay, local business operators look like paying considerably more under the new ‘fairer’ system introduced by the Baillieu-Napthine Government. A local business with offices in Leongatha, Korumburra and Wonthaggi provided

Coldon legend hangs up his hat

By Gav Ross ON a dreary morning last Friday, Henry Donohue was driven by his wife Iris from the couple’s Edgar Street home and dropped off a few short kilometres to his office at Coldon Homes’ headquarters. The 83 year-old gave his soul-mate a

Leongatha Kitchens and Bathrooms takes major HIA regional award

LEONGATHA Kitchens and Bathrooms has once again been named the overall Kitchen Project winner at the 2013 HIA South-East Victoria Regional Housing, Kitchen and Bathroom Awards. The awards night was held at the RACV Resort Inverloch on September 13 and as a result, Leongatha

Illegal firewood collector burns hole in his pocket

A MAN has been fined for illegally taking wood from the New Zealand Hill Nature Conservation Reserve in Foster. Acting on information supplied by members of the public, Parks Victoria officers interviewed the man who was subsequently issued with an infringement notice for illegally

You’re only as old as you feel

By Gav Ross “THE public message of ageing sucks!” This bold declaration, spoken by wellness coach Marcus Pearce, caused 50 heads to nod in agreement when a sizeable crowd of elderly residents and their carers packed out Bass Coast Shire Council chambers last week

Sewerage towns let down again

By Danika Dent WHEN the Sentinel-Times broke the story that the sewage running down Nyora’s main street had almost killed a child, allegedly leaving him with severe learning difficulties; the community was rightfully outraged. Since then the communities of Loch, Poowong and Nyora have

Acid attack doesn’t reflect us

I read in the paper that a gang of men attacked a 62 year-old motorcyclist with acid on the South Gippsland Highway at Bena on Saturday.  Firstly, let’s correct that shall we; the paper should have read a ‘gang of males’, because men don’t

Fond farewell

The decision by both the Bass Coast CEO and his deputy the Corporate Services Director to retire after many years in their jobs is very good news for Bass Coast ratepayers. These two individuals have no doubt tried hard and given their best over