News Archive

Here comes Wonthaggi’s new senior campus!!

IT’S all about to happen! The official opening of the new, $32.5 million senior campus of the Wonthaggi Secondary College will take place on Friday. The kids arrive at the new school for the first time tomorrow, Thursday, but already staff are in there

Korumburra history makes its mark on tourism

By Tracey Matthies KORUMBURRA will be placed on the international tourism map with the next edition of a major lifestyle magazine. February’s Australian Country will feature an historic Bena Road house, The Borough Cottage, which is now operating as a bed and breakfast. Owner

Mother and son to star on the big screen

A GRANTVILLE mother and son are set to make their debut on the silver screen together this weekend, after being handpicked by an award-winning director for the lead roles in an independent short film. Jennifer and Lucien Savage star in ‘Cowboy,’ the latest release

Reconciliation group calls for reflection on Australia Day

By Kirra Grimes A LOCAL reconciliation group has questioned Bass Coast Shire Council’s decision to host a citizenship ceremony on January 26, calling this a “painful” day for Indigenous Australians, and one that should be reserved for “reflection” rather than celebration. Council has traditionally

Friends of the Borough raise $22,000 for bushfire relief

  IT WAS a night to remember as the community of Korumburra and surrounds embraced the spirit of the Friends of the Borough fundraiser last week, digging deep to deliver just under $22,000 to bushfire relief efforts. The Wednesday evening event saw Korumburra’s Borough

Sound shell stoush goes down to the wire

By Kirra Grimes THE dispute over the proposed Inverloch Sound Shell continues, with the local tourism association determined to delay construction, citing insufficient community consultation on the structure’s design. The Inverloch Lions Club is pushing ahead with a design chosen following community consultation in

Politicians have got their heads in the sand, they say

EXTINCTION Rebellion has staged their first protest in Gippsland with more than 250 people uniting at the Inverloch Surf Life Saving club to perform a ‘Heads in the Sand,’ protest on Friday, January 17. The action saw locals, children, adults and visitors bury their

French Island bushfire a ‘logistical nightmare’

By Oscar Perri TRYING to extinguish the out-of-control bushfire that burnt its way through the French Island National Park on Saturday was a logistical nightmare, according to CFA volunteers Although it is the state’s largest Island, French Island can only be accessed by plane

Sweet relief for bushfires

By Kirra Grimes AN ambitious eight-year-old has warmed the hearts of the Inverloch community with a bake sale raising funds for the bushfire relief effort. Newhaven College student Anna Crocker-Rose raised $517 for the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund selling homemade cupcakes around Inverloch last

Inverloch firefighters celebrate a milestone

INVERLOCH Fire Brigade celebrated its 75th anniversary on Saturday, January 11, with an open day and barbeque, and plenty of opportunities for the kids to get up close with the trucks and gear. Brigade captain Steve Forrest said it was a good thing for

All hands on deck as Army Reserve marches in

ALL resources are being brought to bear on the fires in East Gippsland and the High Country with the Army, Navy and Army Reserve joining all the usual emergency services in what is an unprecedented disaster. Last week these Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMV)

Korumburra pastors reflect on decade of service

RETIRING Korumburra Uniting Church pastors Sue and Gavin Sharp will continue to be part of the community they have helped to build for the past 10 years. The married couple finish officially at the end of January but are on leave after delivering their

Council overruled on San Remo subdivision

By Kirra Grimes A CONTROVERSIAL subdivision at San Remo will go ahead after the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) overruled an earlier decision by Bass Coast Shire Council to refuse a planning permit. Sean Brown successfully challenged Council’s decision at a VCAT hearing