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Dinosaur trail could put our coast on the world map

A NEW project celebrating the unique natural history of Bass Coast could turn an “undercapitalised asset” into an international tourism drawcard and engaging educational resource for generations to come. Envisioned by local geologist and Bunurong Coast Education Officer Mike Cleeland, the Bass Coast Dinosaurs

Lang Lang shows off

THE ninth annual Lang Lang Show ‘n’ Shine plus Swap Meet held on Sunday, February 9, was the biggest to date with over 800 cars and bikes on display and 120 cars and bikes judged. Funds raised from the day are being directed to

Around the Bay 18-2-2020

with Jim’s Bait and Tackle LAST week I mentioned our upcoming San Remo Easter fishing comp, which raises money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal and last Saturday we opened entries. The competition again this year has been well supported by sponsors

Do we have gas below our feet or not?

By Michael Giles ONCE and for all, the Andrew’s state government needs to rule in, or rule out whether we have commercial, onshore gas supplies below our feet here in Bass Coast or South Gippsland. This is not a NIMBY debate. Many people remain

Half the time it will be women

Your February 11 editorial asked readers to “take a look at the 2009 (sic) Gender Equality Bill and tell us what you think”. The Gender Equality 2019 Bill currently before the Victorian Parliament aims to “level the playing field” and make things fairer for

Renewable energy’s the way forward

I think Norm Fraser of Inverloch would benefit more from a trip to China than his suggested recipient, Bernie McComb (Letters, February 11). The Chinese CCP government has done more than any other country to implement renewable energy. They have also wound back construction

New solutions for the library truck

I am responding to the article in The South Gippsland Sentinel-Times (February 11, ‘Mobile library reinvented’) whereby designer Bridget Hall focuses her Design-Honours year on trying to create a solution for the Bass Coast residents unhappy with the phasing out of the mobile library

Making the most of Australia

I appreciated Norm Fraser’s letter in last week’s (February 11) Sentinel-Times. He reminds us that life in Australia, and South Gippsland, “isn’t perfect but is better than any other place on the planet”. Norm suggests that with China rapidly increasing its number of coal-fired

Your own private oasis

MANY people say that real estate is about one thing, and one thing only… and that is location. This residence is located in the most sought-after court setting in Wonthaggi, within a stone’s throw of the golf course and main central business district. This

Two local teams take Country Week Tennis titles

THERE was a huge week of tennis at Albury/Wodonga last week when 1356 players took part in Tennis Victoria Country Week 2020 and teams from Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Leongatha were there in force, as they always are. And after 217 teams had competed, including

McGrath Foundation stocked up by OMK

A GREAT selling climate at the VLE store sale has helped the Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak (OMK) Cricket Club raise over $15,000 for the McGrath Foundation. For Amy and Russ White, the sale was perfectly timed. “We bought the cattle in May and have had

Calamities cause 35% hit to local businesses

THE largest international market for tourism locally is China so it’s inevitable that the coronavirus outbreak will impact the economy here. To a lesser, but significant effect, the bushfires in East Gippsland have also taken their toll with some people staying away. Tourist operators

Give us the funding for Agnes Falls, he says

A PETITION signed by more than 1000 people calling for funding for a cantilevered viewing platform at Agnes Falls was tabled in state parliament last week. Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said the community had identified the Agnes Falls development as a priority