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Sound shell stoush goes down to the wire

By Kirra Grimes THE dispute over the proposed Inverloch Sound Shell continues, with the local tourism association determined to delay construction, citing insufficient community consultation on the structure’s design. The Inverloch Lions Club is pushing ahead with a design chosen following community consultation in

Perera posts 184 against ‘Burra

• A Grade, Division 1 A THUNDEROUS 184 by Leongatha’s Sahan Perera has set Town on track against rivals Korumburra. Perera finished the 75 overs not out, with 19 fours and two sixes to set the locals towards a total of 6/344. Conditions were

Showcasing South Kolora’s stud

WHEN visiting friends who lived in the area, John Langley said he always thought South Gippsland “looked like the Garden of Eden”. Eventually, John decided the promise of consistent rain was too good to pass up on, relocating his Hereford stud from Hay in

Politicians have got their heads in the sand, they say

EXTINCTION Rebellion has staged their first protest in Gippsland with more than 250 people uniting at the Inverloch Surf Life Saving club to perform a ‘Heads in the Sand,’ protest on Friday, January 17. The action saw locals, children, adults and visitors bury their

What does Australia Day mean to you?

By Michael Giles PEOPLE coming to Australia from overseas to live here should get lessons in what it means to be Australian. And you know what… so should the rest of us! As we approach Australia Day, on Sunday, January 26, we can all

Skatepark leads to fractured towns

The decision of Bass Coast Shire Council at its December 2019 Ordinary Meeting to target Grayden’s Reserve, Newhaven as its preferred site for a regional skateboard park is a clear example of wedge politics at the local government level. A benefit to some members

21st century ideas for rail

Are the South Gippsland Administrators stuck in the past? We have put to the Administrators the concept of using the rail line from Leongatha to Cranbourne and the possibility of creating a 21st century public transport system along the line. The Council seem stuck

Celebrating Australia Day on Invasion Day

We are about to celebrate Australia (or Invasion) Day and the different views about whether it is an appropriate date will be aired again. While there will be many variations in terms of what is said, an important issue is the relevance of this

We easily pay enough rates

F Schooneveldt doesn’t think Bass Coast Shire Council charges enough rates (Letters, January 14). Come to live in San Remo and you pay more, in fact 30 per cent more than suburbs in Melbourne for similar value property! We have property part of 24

Aquathon makes a splash

THE Cape Aquathon is regarded as one of the most charismatic community Bass Coast races. Friendly yet challenging, the 400m swim, 4.4km run course is a favourite for many. It’s the 26th year of the event and in its usual resilient spirit, Dean Manns

Tranquil opulence with spectacular views

A VERY easy hour’s drive to the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, this spectacular property offers the flexibility of owning the perfect weekender or a permanent residence, while you commute back to work. Set amid immaculate gardens and surrounded by farmland, this unique residence

Around the Bay 21-1-2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle With the first month of summer almost over, you have to wonder if the weather is actually going to settle and we are going to see some consistent warmer days. Overall the water temperature is cooler than normal, and

Tarwin Poll Herefords’ open day

THIS poll Hereford herd was started by the Meikle family in 1950 with David Meikle, the third generation to manage this stud. Over this time, they have bred an animal suited to meet their client’s needs across Gippsland. This is very much a grass-fed