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News Archive

$1.8M contract let for new Korumburra streetscape

STREETSCAPE works in Little Commercial Street, Korumburra will be starting soon after approval was given, behind closed doors at last week’s council meeting, for the construction contract to be let.

Housing crisis ‘needs action not words’

THE Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, says the state government is giving with one hand and taking with the other when it comes to housing locally.

Hundreds celebrate our woodlands

MORE than 200 guests enjoyed an afternoon of wine, art and song at The Gurdies Winery on Sunday as part of WILD: Celebrating Western Port Woodlands.

Reports ‘Toolies’ passed COVID to Island ‘Schoolies’

  THE Herald-Sun is reporting tonight, Tuesday, November 30, that a group of ‘Toolies’ who visited Phillip Island have notified friends that they have tested positive to COVID-19. The news outlet is reporting that “five Toolies have reportedly tested positive to COVID” while visiting

Gippsland COVID numbers continue to slide

ACCORDING to the Gippsland Region Public Health Unit, the organisation handling the pandemic in Gippsland, the total active cases in Gippsland being managed by the GRPHU is 238.

MPs hear concerns of South Gippsland

LEADER of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Agriculture, Peter Walsh, heard first-hand the concerns of South Gippslanders during a visit to the region last week.

Walk against family violence

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council today (Tuesday, November 30) hosted a Walk Against Family Violence as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

Lack of timber pallets could lead to supply disruptions

CHOCOLATE, beer and medicine face massive supply disruptions over Christmas if a manufacturer which produces 70,000 timber pallets a month can't access timber, according to The Nationals.

Messy start to Council’s ‘short stay’ rego review

MORE than a decade ago, neighbourhood disruption caused by school leavers and others, renting houses on Phillip Island and elsewhere in Bass Coast, prompted an outcry from the community.

‘This is their home’: New CEO at Rose Lodge

WONTHAGGI’S Rose Lodge has a new chief executive officer, with Malcolm Price retiring after five busy years in the role.

Memories flood back at the Creek for Debra Byrne

DEBRA Byrne has got a pretty good sense of humour and she demonstrated that during an animated engagement with the audience at the Archies Creek Hotel last Sunday afternoon.

Gippsland COVID-19 numbers sneak up to 342

COVID-19 numbers have continued to remain stubbornly high in Victoria, despite the state passing the 90 per cent fully vaccinated rate, and the same goes for Gippsland where there has been a slight rise in the past few days.

Fireworks and damage caused by Island ‘schoolies’

COWES Police have not been overly critical of the visiting school leavers after their first big night of ‘Schoolies’ celebrations on Friday night.