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Shining example of community spirit

THE organisers of the 5th annual Wonthaggi Automotive Show and Shine Swap Meet on Sunday, January 28, the Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club would be the first to acknowledge that the weather for their big annual event recently was just a little too good.

Less talk, more action on roads

PROPOSED changes to Phillip Island Road through both San Remo and Newhaven have generated much discussion among locals, many of whom are clearly not happy with the options put forward by VicRoads. Bass MP Brian Paynter said he has met with many local people

School’s back, so slow down

AS THE new school year gets underway, local police will be targeting drivers failing to adhere to the speed limits of 40km/h in school zones at specified times. Operation ‘Schools Back’ kicked off on February 1 where an increase in police presence around schools

Hoon pays a heavy price for burnouts

A P-PLATER is now without his car after police seized it under Anti-Hoon Laws. The 20 year old driver performed a series of burn-outs in Korumburra last Wednesday evening, leaving unsightly marks on the main street. Unfortunately for him, it was in front of

Banking on safe drivers

THE Inverloch & District Community Bendigo Bank continues to drive change through investing locally in driver education, road safety training and mentoring locally disadvantaged young people. The bank has announced a further $2500 funding for the L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program coordinated through the

Hot rods and hot people at Wonthaggi’s Show’n’Shine

THERE’S no doubt that the Wonthaggi Show and Shine was weather-affected last Sunday as temperatures soared towards the 40 degree mark. But there were some great cars, bikes, a tank and other vehicles to look at all the same and none better than a

MP shares safety barrier concerns

GIPPSLAND South MP Danny O’Brien has raised concern about the placement of new wire rope safety barriers on key Gippsland roads including the Princes and South Gippsland highways. Mr O’Brien said he was concerned that barriers on some sections of the road were too

Show and Shine’s back

THE Wonthaggi Show and Shine and Swap Meet is back again this Australia Day weekend, with the popular event locked in for Sunday, January 28. The major fundraiser for the Wonthaggi Power Football Netball Club is held at the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, and features

Classic trucks on show

THE Longwarry Heritage Truck Display returns on the weekend of February 3 and 4, featuring classic trucks all more than 25 years old. The event is hosted by the Trafalgar Truck Restorers’ Club at the Longwarry Recreation Reserve, Collett Street, Longwarry, opening at 9am

It’s official: Country roads are a disaster

WE ALL know the state of country roads in Victoria is bad but when a former chairman and CEO of Vicroads of almost 20 years, Colin Jordan, goes public with such comments, our MPs better stand up and take notice. On the eve of

More work needed on roads

GIPPSLAND South MP Danny O’Brien has again called on the State Government to increase funding to road maintenance in Gippsland. Speaking in Parliament last week, Mr O’Brien asked the Minister for Roads what works were scheduled on major roads in the Gippsland South electorate

Easing Phillip Island’s traffic nightmare

TOURISTS and the local Bass Coast community are banding together on Facebook to help each other avoid busy summer traffic. Beachgoers on their way to Phillip Island have been posting regular traffic updates to the ‘Phillip Island Traffic Check’ Facebook page to help spread

Drive to survive in the holidays

VICSES (Victoria State Emergency Service) is the largest Road Rescue operator in Victoria. On average, volunteers respond to more than 1000 road crash rescues per year, which is far too many. Driver fatigue contributes to road accidents, and it’s something that can be prevented
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