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Harper’s message of hope

Cancer survivor, five year old Harper Martin of Ruby cuts the ribbon to signal the start to the Relay for Life event at Dumbalk over the weekend. More than 400 people participated and over $32,000 was raised. Photos courtesy of Carmel Trease Photography. TO

Council plan ‘rushed’ over five months

Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Clare Le Serve, and Deputy Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, approve of the all-encompassing draft council plan now open to public scrutiny. By Gav Ross DESPITE being developed over five months through multiple community forums and councillor workshops sessions, Cr

Locals urged to attend Anzac Day dawn services

By all accounts, Sunday, April 25, 1915 dawned a “beautiful day” according to the accounts of the Anzacs who landed at Gallipoli. But there wasn’t a lot of time to look around and enjoy the view. Of the first 200 soldiers to disembark from

$6.5m Aldi project a confidence boost

The new style Aldi store will have a retail area of 1011m2. SUPERMARKET of the year operator, Aldi Australia, will open a new store in Leongatha as early as December this year after announcing its intentions last Tuesday. The $6.5 million development will be

McDonald (Red) wins house sports at Korumburra

Korumburra Secondary College student Jarrod Fowles competing in the Under 18 400 metre race at the school sports on Thursday. It was a big call but someone had to make it and despite occasional showers, the Korumburra Secondary College Sports went ahead as planned

Bass Coast means business at Regional Expo

You’ve got the best of both worlds in Bass Coast – a great lifestyle and easy access to Melbourne and soon, to fast NBN broadband services. BASS Coast Shire will be putting its best foot forward at the 2013 Victorian Regional Expo on Friday,

Save ‘dangerous’ Bakehouse building, they say

Wonthaggi and District Historical Society president, Sam Gatto, joins a group of local protesters outside the condemned Bakehouse building in Wonthaggi. Should the ‘dangerous’ building stay or go? By Gav Ross ONE of Wonthaggi’s oldest and most recognisable buildings has been deemed unsafe and

Match of the day – Tarwin versus IK

Neither team has had a victory so far this season but both Inverloch-Kongwak and Tarwin have been competitive in their early season games and this Saturday they get their chance to break through in the ‘Stan Sell Cup’. IK has looked slightly the better

Councillors out of the loop

I find it extraordinary that Bass Coast Shire Council CEO Allan Bawden can tell one of our elected councillors that he would not be permitted to attend a council operational meeting (Councillors ‘kept in the dark’ on major project – Sentinel-Times, April 9). The

Compact festival ensures sustainable future

Jacquie Higgins and Julia Pickwick from Parks Victoria were showing people the dangers to marine life from rubbish in the ocean such as discarded drift nets. A NEW-LOOK South Gippsland Sustainability Festival at Korumburra’s Coal Creek has impressed stall holders and the huge crowd

Another $1 million beach property sold

LJ Hooker Auctioneer Scott Hughes calls for bids on an Inverloch beachfront property recently. The firm sold one on The Esplanade last week for $1.072 million. LJ HOOKER Inverloch has had a busy round of auctions in the past two weeks, the highlight being

Councillors ‘kept in dark’ on major project

Crs Phil Wright, pictured, and Brad Drew were vocal at last week’s public briefing. TWO Bass Coast councillors vented their frustrations over a lack of communication from council officers when a briefing was held last week to detail the progress of the Woolamai House development

DSE says “sorry” for disastrous Hallston fire

DSE District Regional Manager for Gippsland, Geoff Pyke says sorry to the Hallston comunity for the disastrous ‘fuel reduction burn’ in the area prior to Easter. Read all about it in next week’s Sentinel-Times.