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Shock councillor resignation at South Gippsland Shire

THE embattled South Gippsland Shire Council is reverberating from another shockwave today – the resignation  of its third councillor, Cr James Fawcett. Citing a “dysfunctional” council, “ad hoc decision making” and an inability to achieve compromise due to strong sectional and personal interests within the

Emma hits the right note

EMMA Volard has always shown a keen interest in music, from dancing to Kylie Minogue songs as a kid to singing in music classes in high school. And now the 20-year-old singer is about to release her debut album. But she needs your assistance

Mine whistle will return

THE Wonthaggi Mine Whistle has been out of action since before Christmas. The council says it’s the State Coal Mine who is responsible for the whistle. However Steve Harrop of Friends of the State Coal Mine, who has repaired it before, has been recovering

Billboard battle: planners slammed for ‘prejudice’

THE OWNERS of a block of land beside the South Gippsland Highway at the northern entrance to Korumburra have challenged a recent decision by the South Gippsland Shire Council’s planning department preventing the installation of an 18 square metre advertising billboard on the site.

Digging up prehistoric treasure

PALAENTOLOGIST doctor Tom Rich has loved not only dinosaurs, but particularly primitive mammals since he was a kid. “Due to ancient water ways many of Australia’s earliest mammals have ended up here at Inverloch,” Dr Rich said. Australia’s fossils are some of the most