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WISHING ALL OUR
CUSTOMERS A SAFE
& HAPPY CHRISTMAS
The Board of Directors,
Management & Staff of South
Gippsland Water wish you &
your family an enjoyable
Christmas & a safe, happy &
prosperous New Year.
CHRISTMAS OFFICE HOURS
The office at 14 Pioneer Street, Foster will be
closed from 12.00 noon, Thursday, December 24
2015 & will re-open on Monday, January 4, 2016.
All emergency & out of hours services will
operate normally during this period.
For service difficulties
& faults call
1300 851 636
24 HOURS A DAY
5 a’Beckett St, Inverloch • 5674 1722
Paul, Robyn and staff wish
everyone a happy and safe
Christmas and New Year
The Wonthaggi Lifeline Op Shop wishes all of its
customers a very Merry Christmas and a happy
We thank you sincerely for your
support over 2015.
In addition to its normal operating hours, the shop
at 175 Graham Street will be open on the
weekends of December 26 and January 2.
See shop window for hours.
VICTORIA Police continued with
its holiday road safety blitz, Op-
eration Road Wise, at the weekend
targeting the key risks of driving
distractions, fatigue, speeding and
drug and alcohol abuse.
And a run of rural road deaths
in the past month has been enough
to put the spotlight firmly on driv-
ing behaviour on country roads.
“The disappointing thing at the
weekend was we picked up three
or four people speeding, while
overtaking on the Bass Highway
in the Grantville-Bass area, some
of them losing their licences, ” said
acting sergeant Will Watson.
“This sort of behaviour is ridicu-
lous at Christmas time or anytime
really but the outcome can be dis-
“We’ve seen then overtaking two
and three cars and speeding to do it.”
Acting Sgt Watson said there had
also been some charges laid over
drug-driving with police conduct-
ing widespread testing.
The local experience ties in with
the overall safety message from
Assistant Police Commissioner
Doug Fryer said during the week
that he was especially concerned
about fatalities on country roads,
stressing that all of the deaths
were avoidable and that a signifi-
cant culture change in driver be-
haviour was needed urgently.
He added police have been
shocked at the high number of
drivers caught with drugs in their
systems. Of the 100,000 driv-
ers tested in the past 12 months,
more than 6600 tested positive for
“That should be a huge concern
for everybody, ” Mr Fryer said.
But he challenged all drivers to
do whatever it takes to avoid the
risk factors that caused the most
crashes; distractions, speeding
and driving while drug and/or al-
On South Gippsland roads last
weekend, drivers will have no -
ticed police setting up testing sta-
tions at the entrances to the main
towns, but also in smaller streets,
both raising awareness and also
to catch those who have continu-
ally ignored the warnings time and
Speeding towards a rotten Christmas?
It was all hands on deck over the weekend as local police participated in Operation Roadwise, designed to raise
awareness and cut the road toll between December 13 and January 3. Korumburra police officers Carl Baido and
Steve Van Hammond set up a drink-drive and drug-drive testing station on the South Gippsland Highway, on the
eastern side of Korumburra, last Friday night. m745115
THE joke is on decorators who spent part of a steamy Sunday afternoon
putting up Christmas decorations.
The group of locals put up decorations each year at the bus shelter and
this year Santa was caught in the ‘rain, dear’.
The shelter, four kilometres from Loch, is a bus shelter for local students,
and a drop off point for newspaper recycling for the Kernot Church.
‘Looks like rain, dear’
Who knew Mr and Mrs Claus moonlight as well-
known artists in Arawata!
Mr and Mrs Claus, also known as ‘Di and John Ko-
enders’ have put down their paint brushes in the
busy lead-up to Christmas and are ready to make
Seen about town
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