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Turning waste into fashion

By Mia Stratmann I AM a year 12 VCE student at Newhaven College. One of my subjects is Unit 3 and 4 Product Design and Technology. This an amazing course which has both a wood and textiles division. For the entire year, we must

Active COVID-19 cases stable in Gippsland

THERE are two active cases of COVID-19 in Gippsland – which is no change since yesterday. Both cases are in Latrobe. The other five Gippsland shires do not have any active cases of COVID-19. Here’s a breakdown of the total number of confirmed cases

Playing a part in the fight against COVID-19

MAX Rounds, who hails from Leongatha, has had a hand in designing a personal ventilation hood for hospital beds treating COVID-19 patients.

Landslip repair contracts signed

CONTRACTS have been awarded to three Gippsland companies to repair seven landslips across South Gippsland Shire Council. The long-awaited works worth almost $2.5 million means affected residents can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel, more than 13 months after the

GSHS to open ultrasound room at Korumburra

A NEW ultrasound service will be introduced in Korumburra as Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) continues to invest in medical imaging services across South Gippsland. The new ultrasound room at the Korumburra hospital will increase medical imaging services available at Korumburra to ultrasound and

Local women making a difference to their community

MORE than 40 women dialled in via video-conference last week for the Southern Business Women’s Network (SBWN) 22nd annual general meeting (AGM) and listened to guest speaker Dr Sarah McKay, a neuroscientist, talk about women’s brains during the key stages in life. Five of

Five Gippsland shires record zero active cases

FIVE Gippsland shires – Bass Coast, South Gippsland, East Gippsland, Wellington and Baw Baw – have no active cases of COVID-19. Yesterday, there were four active cases in Gippsland (three in Latrobe and one in Baw Baw), now there’s two – both in Latrobe.

MPs back dance schools to reopen

REGIONAL dance students have the support of their local MPs to return to the studio before the end of the year.

Meet your Bass Coast council candidates

BEFORE you cast your vote in the upcoming Bass Coast Shire Council election, several community groups are providing opportunities to find out more about the 17 candidates standing.

Debut single and music video featuring Bass Coast

A PARAMEDIC from Kilcunda has released his debut single inspired by life on the job.

Prom Road condition concerns MP

THE Prom is open again, but don’t expect a smooth journey getting there. That’s the warning from Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien who raised concerns in state parliament recently, calling on the Minister for Roads to improve the main roads running through South Gippsland

Country women keep connected

MANY people have taken  COVID-19 lockdown as an opportunity to take up craft and cooking projects, but these are nothing new for the local CWA ladies, who’ve been busy as ever despite the suspension of their usual activities. The Wonthaggi ‘Owl Women’ are a

More damaging winds expected tonight

AUTHORITIES have issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds in parts of Victoria tonight – including the Bass Coast and South Gippsland region. A cold front will continue to cross eastern Victoria this evening, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said in a warning