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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, South Gippsland beaches closed for Easter

ALL Bass Coast and South Gippsland 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

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)

Inverloch ANZAC Day service cancelled

As President of the Inverloch RSL Sub-branch, it is with great sadness I have to advise that there will be no 2020 ANZAC Day services in Inverloch in line with government guidelines addressing the COVID-19 threat. It is sad because of the outstanding community

Leongatha Small Bore Rifle Club results

2020: 50m Prone Pennant – Section A Round 6: Leongatha 581.026 defeated by Shepparton 593.036 194.009 Daniel Croatto 194.008 Jack Sargant 193.009 Christopher Sargant 191.007 Kenneth Hart Ladder 24 Shepparton 20 Glenelg A 16 Frankston A 8 Leongatha 4 Kyneton A 0 Geelong They

Search for missing fishermen off Flinders coast

EMERGENCY services are searching for two men who failed to return to shore after going fishing in Westernport Bay on Sunday morning. The 20-year-old man and 33-year-old man set out on their vessel sometime before 6am on Sunday, April 5, from the Flinders boat

All systems go at Burra Foods, plus stricter safety guidelines

BURRA Foods is continuing to process and supply dairy ingredients across the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, strict guidelines have been introduced to prevent the risk of transmission of the virus, and keep staff and the food supply chain safe.