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It’s official: Bass Coast now has 4 with virus

THE Department of Human Services (DHHS) has corrected an error made earlier in the day yesterday, Wednesday, April 8 and raised the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Bass Coast to four. That’s a doubling in the number published earlier in the day. “Due

Learn about Phillip Island’s Little Penguins in a new podcast

PHILLIP Island Nature Parks continues to roll out its podcast series with the latest episode now live on air. Episode three, titled Peter and the Penguins features the incredible story of Dr Peter Dann who started working on Phillip Island in 1980 and was

Government must clarify confusing directives: Nationals MP

THE Andrews government needs to clarify a number of the confusing directions it has issued in the last few weeks to deal with the coronavirus crisis, in particular allowing people to travel to holiday homes, according to the Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny

Shire CEO urges all to ‘please stay home’

THE following statement from South Gippsland Shire Council CEO, Kerryn Ellis, was released to the media yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, April 7):   Normally, at this time of year, my message to the community would be about staying safe over Easter. I would be encouraging

Council needs to slash rates now

Congratulations to the South Gippsland Shire Council administrators on their decision to mothball the proposed 2020-21 budget due to the coronavirus situation. The uncertainty and financial impact should be shared through the community including throughout our council. Council must be working on it but

Good news – SESI investors get final payout

THE Korumburra-based financial group, South Eastern Secured Investments Limited (SESI), which was forced into receivership in 2009, owing 3000 investors more than $178 million is in the process of making its final payout. The latest distribution to investors, most of them South Gippsland residents,

South Gippsland counts four with virus

THERE are now four (4) people in South Gippsland who have tested positive to the coronavirus. The data was in the regional breakdown released by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) this afternoon, Tuesday, April 7. Cases by Local Government Areas (LGAs)

Bass Coast and South Gippsland beaches closed for Easter

ALL Bass Coast beaches will be totally closed to the public over the Easter break – with no access for anyone, to any beach, under any circumstance. That includes exercising on the beach – running, surfing, walking and swimming. Bass Coast Shire Council and

Fears raised as schools ‘go back’ April 15

THE decision to reopen schools for those kids whose parents have work commitments or who don’t have the technology has raised concerns in the community. Here’s what the Premier Daniel Andrews had to say today, Tuesday, April 7, about the “return to school” next

Gotta go? You can’t! Council closes 24 public toilets

THE Bass Coast Shire Council has temporarily closed 24 of its public toilet facilities, as well as all of its public barbecues and outdoor gyms. It follows the closure of council managed beaches, playgrounds and skate parks in March. The council said closing some

Gippsland wines driving the wow factor

DESTINATION Gippsland supports the government directives in place regarding non-essential travel to limit the spread of COVID-19. But ahead of what should have been a massive exodus from the city into regional area, the tourism authority has come up with a way to ensure

Abortion worse than coronavirus

You might like to do some serious research into these deaths which don’t include murders and many other causes of death. Sadly, those who are said to die from the COVID19 are not easily categorised into “die with COVID19″ and “die from COVID19”. The

Wonthaggi serves a community in lockdown

WHILE ‘social distancing’ and ‘stay home’ provisions are still in force across the state, the shopping centre of Wonthaggi was still quite a busy place to be on Monday this week. But underscoring the seriousness of the situation, the Department of Human Services (DHHS)