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New Grantville quarry will create 20 jobs

THERE will soon be a new sand quarry at Grantville to help deliver new homes, roads, rail and schools, Bass MP Jordan Crugnale announced last week. On Friday morning, Ms Crugnale visited the site of the new quarry on the Bass Coast, where 20

Adapted cat Maple calls Carinya Lodge home

THE newest resident of Korumburra’s Carinya Lodge is without a doubt their most popular yet. Her cuddles are unrivalled; her energy is infectious; her many quirks provide endless entertainment. She’s got the run of the place, roaming the halls and popping in and out

Bass Coast Shire continue their advocacy campaign

EARLIER this month, Bass Coast Shire Councillors and selected staff visited Melbourne Town Hall for a day of collaboration and sharing with councillors and staff from the City of Melbourne. Despite the obvious major differences between metropolitan and regional councils (City of Melbourne’s budget

Lions help detect eyesight issues in Korumburra kids

KORUMBURRA kids are some of the first in Australia to benefit from a new Lions Club initiative providing free vision screenings in primary schools. Trained volunteers from local Lions clubs including Korumburra, Leongatha, Wonthaggi and San Remo conducted screenings at Korumburra Primary School last

Plenty of familiar faces as Roughead bows out

THERE’S little doubt that the TV footage of Hawthorn great Jarryd Roughead wheeling around on to his left boot to snap the sixth and final goal of his “farewell match” on Sunday will be included in any highlight reel of his stellar career. It

Bass Coast Climate emergency say local youth

BASS Coast Shire councillors are fast running out of time to deal with the impacts of climate change, including unprecedent erosion along coastlines at Inverloch and Phillip Island, according to youth. And it’s all set to come to a head at this week’s council

Nyora teenager Teisha Howarth missing

POLICE are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing Nyora girl, 13-year-old Teisha Howarth. Teisha was last seen at an address in Cardinal Court, Narre Warren. Police and family have concerns for her welfare due to her age. Teisha was last seen wearing

Soaked – Arctic storm lashes roads and rivers

STORMY weather overnight on Sunday, into Monday morning, might only have measured 50ml at best in rainfall gauges across the region, but coming on top of recent wet weeks, it was enough to play havoc with rivers, occasional streams and roads. During an icy

VicTrack, shire sign 18-year lease

THE South Gippsland Shire and VicTrack have signed an 18-year lease over the rail corridor from Leongatha to Nyora. Details of the new agreement were released to Korumburra community leaders at a meeting of the Korumburra Round Table last Thursday night. In a statement

The Royal Standard Hotel is back on the map

THE Royal Standard Hotel in Toora has received a $50,000 grant as part of an Airbnb initiative to revitalise local pubs and help put them, and their towns, back on the map. The hotel was one of six recipients of The Country Pub Project.

Bitterly cold, damaging floods – South Gippsland and Bass Coast

IN the midst of the cold snap, South Gippsland and Bass Coast really felt the severe downpour that caused flooding across the local area, causing several road closures. The bitterly cold temperatures, damaging winds and hail storms were fast approaching, and residents were warned

Passenger rail should return, says O’Brien

DANNY O’Brien, our local State MP, has changed his mind. He previously thought the return of passenger rail services to South Gippsland was a long way off. But Melbourne’s sprawling growth and the number of people commuting towards the city from this area for

Talks break down over the wind farm noise

NEIGHBOURS of the Bald Hills Wind Farm and their legal representative, Dominica Tannock of DTS Legal, have finally lost patience. After negotiations around a private settlement between the operators of the wind farm broke down last week, they are preparing to launch legal action