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South Gippsland records one new case of coronavirus

FOR the first time in three months, South Gippsland has recorded one new case of coronavirus.

Driver fined for trying to visit Bass Coast holiday house

A DRIVER has been fined by police after trying to get to their holiday house in the Bass Coast Shire. A couple from Docklands attempted to visit their holiday house on Phillip Island at 1.30am this morning (Friday, July 10). They were turned away

‘Strong likelihood of COVID cases here’

YOU’VE probably heard the rumours too. That people who’ve subsequently tested positive for coronavirus have been here. These rumours, some with specific business names attached, tracing movements, have even been quite detailed. But so far, none have been confirmed either by the business premises

No junior action for West Gippsland

THE West Gippsland Football Netball Competition (WGFNC) has cancelled the junior season for 2020.

165 new coronavirus cases for Victoria

VICTORIA has recorded 165 new cases of coronavirus since yesterday, with the total number of cases now at 3098. Bass Coast and South Gippsland shires still have no active cases. The overall total has increased by 156, after 9 cases were reclassified – largely

Police checking travellers at Lang Lang following metro lockdown

POLICE have set up a roadblock at Lang Lang to check on travellers entering the South Gippsland and Bass Coast Shires after the Melbourne metropolitan shutdown was enacted at midnight last night.

$3.2 million rail trail extension on track

FIVE Gippsland projects are moving forward with funding made possible by the Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund. And at the head of the queue is the $3.164 million Great Southern Rail Trail extension project. Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett MP today

Sign up to save our wildlife

AFTER finding a joey in the pouch of a dead wombat on the side of the road in Harmers Haven, a passionate local has become determined to ensure another senseless death won’t occur.

Fears rise as crowds ‘continue their holidays’

YOU could drive a truck through the concession Daniel Andrews provided to “holidaymakers” on the eve of the shutdown of metropolitan Melbourne at midnight last night. Well, a caravan anyway. And six weeks’ worth of supplies. Those intent on “continuing their holidays” arrived in

Victorians pariahs in their own country

THE ‘Kick a Vic’ approach, initially adopted by the South Australian and then NSW and Queensland governments, is probably understandable. Our Premier started it. In response to a decision by the South Australian government to reopen its borders to people from Western Australia, the

Radiation oncology consultations available at Wonthaggi

BASS Coast Health continues to provide more services to cancer patients on their doorsteps. Patients can now consult radiation oncologist Associate Professor Hany Elsaleh at the Wonthaggi Hospital as part of their broader treatment regime. He is the head of radiation oncology at the

O’Brien MP welcomes city country divide

But outlines reasons to go to Melbourne GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien has praised the Premier Daniel Andrews and his team for recognising the differences between the Melbourne metro area and country areas. He also clarified that people could go to Melbourne under the

No change for Gippsland schools, says Shing MP

GIPPSLAND schools go back as usual on Monday, July 13. That’s word from Eastern Victoria MP Harriet Shing who moved quickly last night to clarify the position for local students, teachers and parents. While a whole set of new arrangements was outlined by the