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Dangerous shark at Bass

A PRESERVED five-metre shark – which died in 1998 – will be removed from an abandoned building in Bass. Police have received up to a dozen calls a night over the last two weeks, regarding trespassers. The abandoned Wildlife Wonderland Giant Earthworm Museum, near

Five decades of theatre

THE Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) celebrated 50 years of musicals, laughter and singing at the weekend. On Friday night, the book ‘We can do that’ was launched at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre. It features an anecdotal history of the group. The book

Ruby a gem of a poet

THE world of Bass Coast poetry has a new star, and her name is Ruby McCartney. Ruby, 11, a student at Inverloch Primary School, produced a poetry book in class, and then accidentally left it Wonthaggi Library, where it was discovered by the library’s

Rail trail extension gets the green light

THE way is now cleared for the Great Southern Rail Trail to be extended from Leongatha to Nyora. South Gippsland Shire CEO Tim Tamlin last week met with Peter Chau, Executive General Manager of Property at VicTrack to sign a heads of agreement document

Waterline towns ‘dodged a bullet’

THE recent Grantville bushfire started on a day of fairly “benign” conditions, emphasising the need for everyone to be prepared and have a bushfire plan, according to firefighters. Two separate lightning strikes were the cause of the bushfire in the Grantville Nature Reserve, which