News Archive

Authorities act quickly to rescue distressed Little Penguins

PHILLIP Island Nature Parks and Melbourne Zoo’s Marine Response Unit have responded to reports of Little Penguins washing up on Phillip Island and Victorian beaches after the weekend’s severe weather conditions.

Reflections of the Prom at Meeniyan Art Gallery

THERE’S a lot about the regular rainfall, the green rolling hills and the coastal vistas, especially at the Prom, that remind Foster artist Janie Frith of her native New Zealand.

Minister calls in wind farm application

VICTORIAN Planning Minister Richard Wynne has called in all four planning permit applications related to the proposed Delburn Wind Farm.

Stop Black Deaths march in Inverloch

A SMALL but powerful group of about 20 people marched in Inverloch on Saturday in support of stopping black deaths in custody.

Glimmer of hope in Burra bank fight

By Tracey Matthies THE Korumburra community turned out in force on Monday night and was rewarded with a glimmer of hope in its fight to save the town’s last physical bank branch. It was standing room only as more than 200 people filled the

KBA expects big bank protest meeting tonight

  SUCH has been the backlash to the announcement that the last remaining bank branch is to close in Korumburra on Friday, May 14, 2021 that organisers have decided to switch a public meeting tonight to a larger venue. President of the Korumburra Business

Public meeting over ‘Burra bank closure

  THERE’S been a heated backlash to the announcement by Bendigo Bank that they intend closing the last remaining bank branch in Korumburra on Friday, May 14, 2021. Social media went into overdrive with negative sentiment as soon as the news got out last

Straws to protect our coast

GLENN Dawson is striving to protect the natural environment.

Vale Richard Schmeiszl

RICHARD Schmeiszl has been described as a colourful character who was larger than life.

Yet another Phillip Island incident in a big week

POLICE and emergency services are at the scene of an accident on Settlement Road, Cowes (10am Friday, April 9), near the Phillip Island Fire Station, where there has been a two-vehicle collision.

Art show brings back the colour after COVID

IT’S quite incredible to think that the society was putting on its 53rd annual art show at the Wonthaggi Goods Shed over the Easter weekend, according to Bass Coast Artists Society secretary Wendy Saffin.

The other side of high beef prices

  AS PRICES for prime beef, and other lesser lines of cattle, edged higher at the Koonwarra saleyards last Wednesday, April 7, veteran trade buyer John Collins had a sobering prediction for supermarket freezer browsers. If you think prices are high now, wait until

Alarm as last bank leaves Korumburra

By Michael Giles THE business community of Korumburra has been left reeling today after the news from Bendigo Bank that they will be closing the last remaining bank branch in the town on Friday, May 14, 2021. It follows the Commonwealth Bank closing its