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Not at ‘Stage 3’ yet – but beach rules apply

Surfing allowed for now DESPITE the biggest increase in new COVID-19 cases in Victoria in the past day, up 111 to 685, the Premier Daniel Andrews has this morning ruled out moving to Stage 3 restrictions. But he has made a plea specifically about

Bass Coast beaches closed to gatherings

BASS Coast Shire Council and Phillip Island Nature Parks are closing all their beaches to gatherings from noon today (Saturday, March 28) until further notice. This follows Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ strong message to the Victorian community yesterday that people who can stay home,

Maccas Farm – we’ve got meat!

THERE is an abundance of competitively-priced quality meat at Maccas Farm in Glen Forbes. Featuring a wide range of produce from their farm, as well as across South Gippsland, Maccas Farm truly has the best that the local area has to offer. “We’ve still

Campgrounds closed in Victorian parks

PARKS Victoria has closed all designated campgrounds and accommodation throughout all parks and reserves across Victoria until further notice, at the direction of the Chief Health Officer of Victoria. Designated campgrounds are any sites that have infrastructure such as toilets, fire pits or barbecues.

Wonthaggi Croquet teams make semi-finals

FOUR members from the Wonthaggi Croquet Club travelled to Mornington for a doubles’ tournament on Saturday, March 14. This was a one-day event split into two sections with semi-finals and a final to decide the ultimate winner. Sue Cartwright and Brian Wheeler partnered up

Wonthaggi Motorcycles’ mega three-day sale

YOU can’t go to Farm World, so Wonthaggi Motorcycles is bringing Farm World to you, with a mega three-day sale full of deals too good to miss. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the team will be slashing prices on farm machinery and equipment from

Little taste of Italy

WITH supermarket shelves stripped bare, Buno Appetito Pasta, located in Wonthaggi’s IGA arcade, is working around the clock to provide hungry locals with fresh, ready-made pasta meals. Husband and wife duo Duane and Gianna Hardy hand-make a variety of pasta and pasta sauces in-store,

Three now dead in Victoria – stay home!

VICTORIA has recorded its third death related to coronavirus (COVID-19). All three were men aged in their seventies. They died in Melbourne hospitals. The deaths came as the state’s total number of cases increased to 520. In Victoria, the total number of cases includes

Bass Valley Campground closed over toilet failure

FRENCH couple Mareie Dieudonne and Jamie Albert headed to the Bass Valley Camping Ground after reading rave reviews on Wikicamps, little knowing they would be the last official overnight visitors at the site. South Gippsland Shire Council permanently closed the picturesque campground near Loch

Town awarded 2020 premiership

ON Wednesday, March 18, the Committee of Management of the Leongatha and District Cricket Association made the difficult decision to cancel last weekend’s cricket grand finals. And the teams placed highest on the ladder at the end of the home and away season, still

Charming weatherboard cottage on 1200m²

A UNIQUE older weatherboard cottage in Wonthaggi is going under the hammer on Saturday, April 11. This three-bedroom home is a renovator’s dream. And on just over a quarter of an acre with a 40m frontage onto Brown Street, it would make an ideal

Abundance of stock to clear at JSL’s sale

JSL Light Engine Repairs in Leongatha and Country Clipper has attended Farm World for many years, offering deals on everything from Zero Turn mowers to Log Splitters. This year is no different, offering the same deals, if not better in-store. JSL is in a

Stop hoarding, Salvos plead

SUPERMARKET stock shortages are hurting the most vulnerable members of the Wonthaggi community, with the Salvation Army struggling to keep up with demand at its emergency relief food bank. The Salvos are the main providers of emergency welfare in Wonthaggi, and in the last