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Fifth Annual Shearwater Festival

  The fifth annual shearwater festival moved to Cowes today with a parade up Thompson Avenue which included five wonderful huge rubbish puppets made with five local schools and supervised by SF artist-in-residence Camille Monet. The puppets were carried by willing adults and children, and the parade included drummers and even dog-walkers, including BCSC councillor…

Mayor & Deputy Mayor Announced for 2016

Cr Pamela Rothfield has been elected Mayor and Cr Brett Tessari Deputy Mayor at a Special Meeting held just now. Congratulations Cr Rothfield and Cr Tessari!  

New Bass Coast Shire Council Elected for 2016

These faces will no doubt become familiar to us over the next few years. Stay tuned and we’ll find out tomorrow who the new mayor will be. Names of councillors. Back row l-r: Geoff Ellis (WP); Michael Whelan (Island); Bruce Kent (WP); Stephen Fullarton (Island); Julian Brown (Bunurong). Front row l-r: Les Larke (Bunurong); Pamela…

Award Winning Penguins Plus viewing platform

From the Phillip Island Nature Parks today: “The award-winning Penguins Plus viewing platform has continued on its winning way as it received the Award for Excellence in Tourism at the 2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards, held at the National Arboretum Canberra yesterday. In awarding this honour, the jury noted the beautiful detail of this viewing…

Red Wattle Birds by Lisa Schonberg

It’s the time of the year when birds and insects do their best to feed on the nectar and pollen of flowering plants, thereby fertilising many plants. Here is a red Wattle bird (named because of the red ‘wattles’ on each side of its face) feeding on a native plant then coming up with pollen…

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