News Archive

Lyric casts Ladies in Black

THE cast and crew have been named and scripts have been distributed as excitement ramps up for Lyric Theatre’s next production, Ladies in Black.

Mass vac centre to open in Wonthaggi May 24

Bass Coast’s first COVID-19 vaccine community clinic will open at the Wonthaggi Town Hall to vaccinate people aged over 50 and healthcare and high risk workers in the Phase 1a and 1b priority groups.

‘Health care system would collapse’ without nurses

INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day represents an opportunity to reflect upon the significant contribution nurses make in all health care settings...

Free entry for frontline responders

LOCAL heroes who fought devastating bushfires in Victoria and who continue to work at the frontline during the COVID pandemic will have free access to Phillip Island’s attractions for a month.

Meeniyan bird hide open for all

MEENIYAN’S latest attraction - its very own bird hide - was officially opened on Tuesday, May 4.

Aged care sector welcomes Federal Budget

THE aged care sector has welcomed the Australian Government’s formal response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which includes a record funding increase of $17.7 billion over the next four years.

Lack of support slows ambulance response, O’Brien

THE latest statistics from Ambulance Victoria show that people needing an ambulance in South Gippsland are waiting longer and longer with response time targets continuing to be missed.

Positive COVID-19 case in Melbourne’s north

A FULL public health response is underway after an individual in Victoria tested positive to COVID-19.

Rider killed after fatal crash in Koo Wee Rup

POLICE are investigating a fatal crash in Koo Wee Rup this morning (Tuesday, May 11). Emergency services were called to South Gippsland Highway near Sybella Avenue to reports a motorcycle had crashed about 6.25am. Passers-by performed CPR on the male rider, however, he sadly

Giving back drives volunteer Rob

ROB Reynolds has some rather impressive statistics as a L2P volunteer.

Local CFA reflects on fallen heroes

AS PART of International Firefighters’ Day last Tuesday, Bass Coast CFA group officer Damien O’Connor remembered and paid respects to those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Mother’s Day Classic returns to Wonthaggi tomorrow

THERE are 75 locations nationwide – including Wonthaggi – where people can join others on a designated route in their local areas to walk, run or jog the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic on Sunday, May 9, and get active for breast cancer

Electric vehicles must be part of the plan

GROW Lightly director Gil Freeman of Korumburra has put his money where his mouth is when it comes to action on climate change.