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Cr Brett Tessari returns to the top job

BASS Coast Shire councillors have given Mayor Cr Brett Tessari the best endorsement he could’ve hoped for after 12 months in the chair, re-electing him for another term. Councillors lavished praise on the Wonthaggi real estate agent at a special meeting in Wonthaggi last

Sarah Sueren surfs to third

CHAMPIONS have been crowned at Torquay Surf Beach on day two of the Woolworths Surfer Grom Comp with Inverloch’s Sarah Seuren surfing well in pumping but tricky conditions. In the under 14 girls, Sarah scored 8.23 out of potential 20, behind second-placed Sara Hickson

‘Perfect storm’ for new virus – Lessons learnt from flu outbreak

GIPPSLAND historian Erik Eklund believes World War I prepared the region to respond to the 1919 flu pandemic. Mr Eklund outlined his theory at the Korumburra Historical Society’s annual Cath Ritchie Memorial Talk where he also questioned how well modern society would deal with

Star-studded cast at newspaper awards

PETER Greste, the award-winning Australian journalist who spent 14 months in an Egyptian jail. Antony Catalano who earlier this year purchased 170 regional newspapers from Nine Entertainment for $125 million. And the Premier Daniel Andrews. There was a star-studded line-up of speakers at the

Grantville shooters win a state title

A NUMBER of Granville Rifle Club members recently won the State F Class Rifle category ten-person Teams Event at the state shooting complex in Bendigo. Ranges shot over the course of the day were: two sighting shots and ten scoring shots at each of

Slice of paradise at Harmers Haven

THE history of the Bass Coast includes a time when recreational fishermen, predominantly from the Wonthaggi Coal Mines, built illegal shacks right on the many surrounding beach foreshore areas. Eddie Harmer had one of these shacks down on Wreck Bay about 7klm south/west of

Gippslander leads local EPA

ENVIRONMENT Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA’s) new Regional Manager says the community and local businesses will play a greater part in protecting Gippsland’s environment from next year. Jessica Bandiera says new legislation taking effect in July 2020 will give EPA more power to protect the

Custom jobs? Greg’s your man

GREG Fenby founded Garage 13 Customs in Wonthaggi as he discovered that commercially nobody catered for the weird custom and smaller one-off jobs. Garage 13 are VicRoads Licensed Vehicle Testers, qualified and accredited mechanics and accomplished in metal fabrication. “This affords us the opportunity

Paramedic goes above and beyond for the community

LOCAL paramedic Ben Minchin has been recognised as a Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club of Korumburra. The recognition was a “complete surprise”, Ben said last Tuesday night, with his wife and children sneaking in a backdoor to attend the event at the

More camping with new coastal park

UP to $10million will be spent on land acquisition as part of a new marine and coastal park stretching from San Remo to Inverloch, which will include a camping area. But there will be no changes to current recreational and commercial fishing opportunities in

Successful dog trials at Korumburra

A LOCAL has taken out the open category of the 65th Dogpro Plus South Eastern Dog Trials in Korrumburra on Monday, November 11. Jean Moir from Berrys Creek and his dog Morgans Sophie earned themselves the top honour of the trials, with an excellent

New base for Inverloch surf lifesavers

INVERLOCH Surf Life Saving Club (ISLSC) have welcomed the arrival of a new ‘mobile patrol base’ ahead of their patrol season which starts at the end of the month. The club have previously lost two towers to the erosion-driven receding coastline. The club was

Let’s hope Labor delivers on coastal park promises

By Michael Giles AHEAD of the last State Election, Daniel Andrews trumpeted an “historic boost for camping in Victoria’s great outdoors”. And a key aspect of that promise was a pledge to establish a new coastal park along the Bass Coast “linking up the