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‘Dangerous’ Kilcunda parking on highway

KILCUNDA residents are tired of the “chaotic” car parking along the Bass Highway, where there’s no formal car parking outside the town’s main shops. Using a planning application for a development to demonstrate their point – a two-storey building which was knocked back at

Surely this registration loophole is a rort?

THIS is a Honda Civic, circa 1989-91. It is being driven on the road under the Vicroads’ Club Permit Scheme. It surely must be evidence enough that the system is being rorted! Really, who is going to have a 1990 Honda Civic as a

21st century comes to Fish Creek Hotel

THE Fish Creek Hotel recently installed two Tesla electric car recharging points, filling a large gap in the market according to the hotel’s Kevin Peavey. “Our first users, Drs Alan Montague and Maree Mastwyk were absolutely ‘thrilled’ to find the charging station when they

Pre-release SUV in town for testing

WHAT sort of car is it? This SUV style car, an eight seater, was spotted in Korumburra recently, in Kelly’s Bakery no less, parked while the driver and engineer called in for a coffee and lunch along the way. “It’s probably from GM. They’re

Stolen car on fire

POLICE are hunting for the arsonist/s who stole a car and set it alight on West Creek Road, West Creek. The 1998 Holden Commodore sedan was stolen from Lilydale and was discovered on fire at around 12.30am on Sunday, November 12. The Dalyston CFA

Beautifully original FJ Leon’s Aussie dream car

BEST known as ‘Leon from Leongatha’ for his exploits on a bicycle, especially as associated with the annual Leongatha Cycling Carnival and Great Victorian Bike Ride, Leon Watchorn admits to at least one other vice – old cars. Although he won’t hear too much

Obey the limit around schools

POLICE are cracking down on speeding in school zones, with highway patrol and uniform officers enforcing speed limits across Bass Coast and South Gippsland. Operation ‘School’s In’ launched recently and is part of an ongoing local road safety plan. Sergeant Peter Pearce said police

Your Ford or Mitsubishi is at home here

WESTAWAY Ford and Knights Mitsubishi of Leongatha take their responsibility as the region’s authorised dealer and service agent for these two well-regarded motor vehicle brands very seriously. And it’s an attention to customer service excellence by factory-trained technicians and sales agents, over the course

Warning after truck and three cars collide

POLICE have cautioned drivers to choose safer locations when attempting u-turns on a highway or busy road and not to have their wheels turned towards on-coming traffic while sitting stationary, waiting to turn in the middle of the road. Sergeant of police at the

It’s enough to ruin your Sunday

WHAT would it do to the enjoyment of your Sunday if you got a $159 parking ticket shoved under your windscreen wiper? Sunday? It would probably ruin your whole week. Well that was the greeting up to half-a-dozen people got recently when they returned

Fine evaders will get caught

FINE evaders and those with outstanding warrants have less chance of escaping the clutches of the police and the justice system following the introduction of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. In use last Friday in the ANPR cameras take images of number plates

Have your say on rural speed limits

REPORTS that the State Government will reduce the speed limit to 70km/h on unsealed country roads is just lazy policy by a lazy government, Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath says. The government is considering a proposal to reduce the speed limit on unsealed

Traffic lights already stopping traffic

PUTTING up a set of traffic lights at Wonthaggi’s most difficult intersection isn’t as easy as it might seem. Over the weekend, preliminary works were stepped up a notch with a major power upgrade going on, associated with the traffic lights. New, taller high