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‘Zero tolerance’ for reckless fire behaviour

By Shelby Brooks POLICE across the state are cracking down on reckless behaviour this bushfire season, with serious penalties for anyone caught doing the wrong thing. The statewide operation ‘Safeguard’ launched last week, focusing on both deliberate and careless behaviours that increase the risk

Newhaven Boys Home sold

THE old Newhaven Boys Home has been sold to a local company after just two weeks on the market.

Latest police briefs from South Gippsland and Bass Coast

Last week's police briefs from across South Gippsland and Bass Coast including Nyora farm machinery theft, cash found in Cowes, Cannabis warning issued in Leongatha and illegal fishing in Port Welshpool.

Gippsland has Monopoly on board

WHAT does Gippsland have that the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Great Barrier Reef and even Uluru don’t have? The answer is a prized spot on the customised Australian Community Relief Edition of Monopoly launched today. And Gippsland has the most highly-prized spot of all – here we come!

DESTINATIONS along the Bass Coast, but specifically Phillip Island, have been given a huge boost ahead of the mass exodus of Schoolies revellers with a prominent promotion on the go-to website “Choose coastal bliss to celebrate your Schoolies with a trip to the

Finally! $12.8m to upgrade Korumburra Secondary College, plus $32.2m for San Remo

AFTER years of campaigning, the goods new from Spring Street has finally arrived with $12.8m to complete the rebuild of Korumburra Secondary College.

Crashed and fled

A DRIVER fled the scene of a single vehicle car crash in the early hours of Sunday morning after they smashed into the side of a building at the Phillip Island Golf Course.

Get ready for outside dining in Inverloch

INVERLOCH’S A’Beckett Street will be transformed into a hub of entertainment when the south side of the road is blocked to traffic to allow for outdoor dining ‘parklets’ in December.

Seals secure marine and coastal award

PHILLIP Island Nature Parks are proud to have been named the winners of the Distinction in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation category in the Victorian Marine and Coastal Awards in an online ceremony held on Friday, November 20. The application for the professional agencies, large

Masks off as Victoria opens (almost) fully for business

MASKS come off outdoors from tonight Sunday, 22 November 2020 at 11.59pm Masks stay on indoors. And a family Christmas is back on the agenda with 30 people allowed in the home from December 13. Here is the announcement: STATEMENT FROM THE PREMIER Three

Have your say on proposed changes to animal welfare legislation

THE Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is encouraging Gippslanders to provide feedback on the state government’s proposed changes to the Animal Welfare Act. The proposed changes would impact livestock farming, hunting, fishing and ownership of domestic animals, Ms Bath said. Submissions

50,000-hectare biodiversity sanctuary slated for Wilsons Prom

A 50,000-HECTARE biodiversity sanctuary will be created at Wilsons Promontory by the erection of a 10km predator-proof fence from coast to coast.

The joy and despair of animal rescue

By Jo Wainer SUE Moore, wildlife carer and shelter at Tarwin Lower, and Mick Moore, CFA captain, had a week off! Ten days’ camping, with nothing to care for, no koalas or echidnas or wombats or birds to feed, just themselves, the first holiday