News Archive

Painful history close to home

THE ANNUAL commemoration of the hanging of two Aboriginal freedom fighters in 1842, the first people to be hanged in Victoria, drew a sombre and reflective crowd to Wishart Reserve, Wonthaggi, a week before Australia Day.

Sheep shearing fundraiser a success

CRICKET players became sheep farmers for a day for the annual Poowong-Loch Cricket Club Sheep Shearing fundraiser on Sunday, January 17.

Sister farewelled with art exhibition

THE last nun in residence at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wonthaggi after 108 years was farewelled in a special mass and art exhibition on Sunday, January 17.

Community steers wedding ring recovery

WITH a little bit of community spirt – and a metal detector – miracles can happen. Just ask Melbourne-based holidaymaker Audun Aas who lost his wedding ring on Inverloch’s surf beach recently.

Bass Coast community heroes recognised

COWES’ Mat Bowtell and Wonthaggi’s Margaret Sand are this year’s local Bass Coast heroes. They were named Bass Coast’s Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year respectively last Wednesday, January 13. Nominated by Neville Goodwin, Mr Bowtell, founder of Free 3D

Lifejacket safety clinics a huge success

LOCAL and holidaying boaters have learnt how to service and maintain their lifejackets so they can stay safe on the water.

Big Aussie weekend and more to follow at Archies

IT’S been a huge few weeks at the Archies Creek Hotel for the Caravan Club team with a stunning array of talent and a great response from their expanding audience. But that was just an entrée. There’s a lot more talent headed this way

Chopper training for surf lifesaving volunteers

WATER safety has been boosted with Waratah Beach Marine Search and Rescue (MSAR) volunteers completing intensive emergency preparedness training using the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service in a first for the region.

Bollard removed from Smiths Beach

A BOLLARD has been removed from Smiths Beach following local uproar.

A gallery in the sky

ON a windy day, you’ll find Trevor Reeves’ colourful creations flying at Cape Paterson.

Parkrun is back Saturday, January 16 at these locations

AT LONG last, for many, parkrun is back this Saturday morning at 8am at Inverloch, Koonwarra, Mirboo North and Churchill Island on Phillip Island. But it hasn’t been a total layoff for the parkrun community with many first timers taking up the ‘not parkrun’

Teen rescued after spearfishing accident

A TEENAGE boy who accidently shot himself in the foot with a spear gun has been dramatically rescued last night, Wednesday, January 13, in Inverloch. 

Venus Bay fatal drowning

A WOMAN in her 20s has fatally drowned at Venus Bay this evening, Wednesday, January 13.