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Official opening – statue for the ages at Rhyll

IT TOOK Brandon Lawrence three weeks to turn a broken-down, old, but much-loved Cypress tree on the foreshore at Rhyll on Phillip Island into a nautical masterpiece that captures the essence, history and heritage of the seaside hamlet, all in one. And last Saturday

Desalinated water begins flowing into Melbourne’s storages

WATER from the Wonthaggi Desalination Plant has begun to flow into Melbourne’s storages, “securing our water supply and helping to avoid harsh restrictions”, the State Government said this week. Minister for Water Lisa Neville said the largest ever order of 125GL began reaching Cardinia

Citizen scientists take on SealSpotter Challenge

CITIZEN Scientists around the world are taking part in the annual SealSpotter Challenge, contributing to vital seal research from the comfort of their own homes. “Participants will have two weeks to access the SealSpotter web portal and count as many seals and seal pups

BREAKING NEWS: South Gippsland Shire Council sacked

THE South Gippsland Shire Council has been sacked. The State Government released the following statement this morning (Wednesday, June 19). “The Andrews Labor Government will today introduce a Bill to dismiss the South Gippsland Shire Council following the final report from a Commission of

Nurse’s uphill battle to help fight cancer in Tanzania

AN Australian nurse, born and bred in Korumburra, is taking on Africa’s highest mountain in a bid to improve cancer care in her adopted second home, Tanzania. Tania Burgess and four other Aussies are set to embark on a seven-day trek to the summit