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On CSG: ‘We’re open for business’

Kongwak farmers turned CSG activists, Margaret Williamson and Burt Blackburn, are concerned about the latest government moves to clear the way to coal seam gas exploration in this area. They’ve invited everyone along to the Kongwak Hall on Sunday, June 23 to see a

Leongatha Recap Episode 4: ‘The Wombat’

By Gav Ross AS IF ploughing the minibus into a stray Bass Coast Shire Council candidate wasn’t bad enough, driver-of-the-year/anxious groom Darryl (Bryce Hardy) manages to accidentally back over the near-lifeless body as he and the rest of the wedding-bound party attempt to flee

Keep September 25 & 26 free for the South Gippsland Dairy Expo

IT’S on again! The South Gippsland Dairy Expo, on Wednesday and Thursday, September 25 and 26 at Korumburra. And with the news this week that the opening price for milk will be 25% better than last year’s opening price, the prospects are that it

Farmers call on shire to reject rural strategy

The hands go up in unanimous opposition to the Bass Coast Shire’s draft Rural Land Use Strategy. THERE was furious agreement at a packed public meeting in Kilcunda last Thursday night that the Bass Coast Shire Council should scrap its draft Rural Land Use

’13’ the musical a youthful celebration

The young cast of ’13’ really rocked on opening night, receiving a huge ovation from an enthusiastic audience. THE award-winning Wonthaggi Theatrical Group has another hit musical on its hands. After producing the state’s best musical in 2011, Cabaret, and Gippsland’s best production in

Tourism up 11% in Prom Country

A LONG hot summer and strategic marketing helped South Gippsland Shire Council record an 11 per cent increase in visitors to its Prom Country Visitor Information Centres (VIC) at Korumburra and Foster. VIC staff assisted 20,508 people with visitor information and accommodation bookings from

Meeniyan breaks 55-year pennant golf drought

MEENIYAN Golf Club broke one of the longest-running droughts in local sporting history at the weekend when it claimed the South Gippsland District Golf Association’s Division 1 Pennant title for 2013. Not since the association was formed back in 1958 has Meeniyan managed to

Truck load of hay lost in fire

A truck carting hay caught fire on Tuesday afternoon on the Stony Creek Dollar Road. Photo by Erin Azzopardi. A FARMER was lucky to escape injury after hay he was carting spontaneously combusted on Tuesday afternoon. The hay bale fire quickly travelled through the

Bass Coast Shire criticised for waste on consultants

Cr Phil Wright was more vocal than usual at last week’s council meeting. By Gav Ross FRUSTRATED by the Bass Coast Shire Council’s current approach to community engagement and his fellow councillors’ “naive” response to reports on the agenda, Churchill ward councillor Phil Wright

Breathtaking oceanfront home for sale

The home overlooks the spectacular Kilcunda coast. IN A commanding oceanfront location on one of the world’s most coveted and spectacular coastlines, the appeal of this home is immediate, powerful and lasting. The impressive block in excess of 2600m2 adjoins a Crown land reserve

13 the musical opens this Saturday

’13’ It starts this Saturday night in Wonthaggi and it’s not to be missed. 13 The Musical is the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s new musical and it promises to be another hit for the award-winning WTG team. When Karen Milkins-Hendry first saw a production of ‘13’,

Book your tickets now for Wonthaggi’s ’13’ the musical

The cast of ‘13’ wowed street goers during their flash mobs on Saturday morning, with the performance in front of the Inverloch Community Hub no exception. THE cast of the Wonthaggi Theatrical Groups production of ‘13’ made a huge impression on local shoppers last

Show of rural force wanted at Kilcunda meeting

IT’S unlikely that the Kilcunda Hall will be big enough on Thursday night, May 23 at 8pm, if all those who’ve so far expressed concern about the Bass Coast Shire Council’s Rural Land Use Strategy (draft) decide to show up. But, according to Phillip