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South Gippsland 2 new cases, Bass Coast 1

OF THE record 2297 cases of COVID-19 notified in Victoria on Thursday, October 14, there were 170 new cases in regional Victoria. This included two (2) new cases in South Gippsland and one (1) in Bass Coast.

Minor flood watch issued for South Gippsland rivers

A FLOOD watch has been issued for South Gippsland rivers.

Exposure sites only notified if there’s a health risk

  DON’T get upset if the local school, hospital or your favourite café becomes an exposure site and there’s no public notification. The authorities aren’t going to publicly list Tier 2 sites anymore at all, because they’ve found no positive cases as a result.

Visit Churchill Island this week… if you’re vaccinated

FOR those hoping to visit Churchill Island, which is part of a two-week vaccinated economy trial, Phillip Island Nature Parks (PINP) has detailed what you need to know. Friends of Churchill Island posted the following message from PINP, explaining how visitors can visit Churchill

South Gippsland, Bass Coast towns included in homebuyer scheme

A $500 MILLION fund will help more than 3000 Victorians become homeowners, the state government announced this week.

Rich history almost ready

BOB Newton, community historian and former Korumburra and South Gippsland Councillor, is set to release his book about the history of Woorayl Shire Street names.

MBV backs clear run for renovation trades

THE reality is that local builders are still doing home renovations “you have to”, they say. That’s despite the COVID-safe rules saying: “they cannot come into your home to work indoors, unless the work is urgent or essential. Renovations or improvements are not deemed

Life jackets could be mandatory for San Remo rock fishers

ROCK fishing can be a dangerous sport, with new safety measures being considered at San Remo. Tragically, several rock fishers have died after being swept off coastal rock shelves, according to the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA). VFA is now seeking feedback on a proposal

Secondary College putting one foot forward

WONTHAGGI Secondary College is advocating to break the stigma around mental health illnesses by participating in the Black Dog Institute One Foot Forward fundraiser, in support of mental health research.

Wednesday update: 2 new case Bass Coast

OF THE 1572 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria on Wednesday, October 13, there were 130 cases notified in regional Victoria including 2 new cases in Bass Coast and 1 in South Gippsland.

Vote for your community hero

NOMINATIONS are open for the 2022 Bass Coast Australia Day Awards for Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. Do you know someone living in Bass Coast who regularly goes above and beyond, you can always rely on for help, or

‘Lock it in Eddie’ – Cape Paterson local’s Hot Seat success

CAPE Paterson resident Frank Flynn has always dreamt of going on Channel 9’s Millionaire Hot Seat, and his dream finally came true after his wife suggested he apply.

A simply ‘amazing’ business for sale

A MAZE’N Things is, well, just amazing! It generates millions of dollars for the Phillip Island economy each year, not just inside the colourful fence that divides the fun theme park from the main road, but right across the Island.