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Families tour Tarwin »

Tour experience: Elizabeth, Zac and Beatrice Zagon are supporting their father (centre) Tom Zagon’s eighth ride in Tour de Tarwin.

09:51 am | CYCLISTS, walkers and joggers were welcomed to participate in Tour de Tarwin on Saturday. Tour de Tarwin is now in its eighth with participants at an all time high. This year, $15,000 was…

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Art shows off »

Lovely pieces: Ben Clark admires the work of Liz Glynn.

09:45 am | THE Goods Shed at Wonthaggi was home to the 17th annual Bass Coast Artists Society’s Easter Art and Photo…

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Anzac Day services »

Anzac Day: from left, volunteers Jake Mathieson and RSL secretary Noel Laing, both of Leongatha, are selling poppies and pins in the lead up to Anzac Day.

09:42 am |   Anzac Day across South Gippsland   Fish Creek Arrive 10.30am for an 11am start at Fish Creek RSL…

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Easter tradition »

Easter Bunny: from left, Tom Pearson, Nola Sneddon, Bella Pearson and Val Pistrucci spread Easter eggs and hugs in Leongatha.

09:41 am | THE Hengstberger girls spread Easter cheer in Leongatha for the 33rd year in a row. Val Pistrucci and Nola…

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Helping sick kids »

Helping out: members of the Leongatha Fire Brigade took part in the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal, seeking donations from around the community. From left, captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen, Ben Patterson, Sandra Morton-Pedersen, Chloe Corry, Zac, and Sophie and Dale Carruthers, with Mick White driving.

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News

Lyric comes alive »

09:44 am | COME along to Lyric’s production of Life after George and Young Frankenstein. Eight cast members have been selected with Bernadette Grainger as the director, and rehearsals started recently. The cast is Maddie Cantwell, Kaz Hughes, Bruce Grainger, Kerry Giles, Julie Strini and David Baggallay. The play, described as a “witty drama”, broke box office records…

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The cast: director Bernadette Grainger (left) presents the Life after George cast Maddie Cantwell, Kaz Hughes, Bruce Grainger, Kerry Giles, Julie Strini and David Baggallay.

Job’s done after 20 years »

09:39 am |   POOWONG and District Landcare Group was happy to complete a 20 year project on the Bass River between Bena and Poowong recently. The project concentrated on 5km of the Bass River and the riparian area. In 1991 the river was covered in blackberries up to three metres high with ragwort and thistles infecting the…

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What a task!: volunteers join with members of the Poowong and District Landcare Group in celebrating the completion of the 20 year project.

Families tour Tarwin »

09:51 am | CYCLISTS, walkers and joggers were welcomed to participate in Tour de Tarwin on Saturday. Tour de Tarwin is now in its eighth with participants at an all time high. This year, $15,000 was raised for the Tarwin Lower CFA. Dodging the rain, the turnout was good with an overall number of 1400 participants, approximately 100…

Apr 23 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Tour experience: Elizabeth, Zac and Beatrice Zagon are supporting their father (centre) Tom Zagon’s eighth ride in Tour de Tarwin.

Surfing honour »

09:49 am | Nikki Van Dijk of Phillip Island placed equal 9th at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on Tuesday, April 22. Van Dijk reached round four where she was eliminated by reigning ASP World Champion Carissa Moore. The Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum met Ms Van Dijk at Parliament House and says, “Not only…

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Star surfer: Nikki Van Dijk shows her style.

Rural News

What a task!: volunteers join with members of the Poowong and District Landcare Group in celebrating the completion of the 20 year project.

Job’s done after 20 years »

09:39 am |   POOWONG and District Landcare Group was happy to complete a 20 year project on the Bass River between Bena and Poowong recently. The project concentrated on 5km of the…

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Wart affects everybody »

Act now: Sharyn Allott of Welshpool points out some ragwort growing in South Gippsland. To learn more about ragwort, contact Landcare.

12:15 pm | WHETHER you’re new to land management, a long time farmer or a public land manager, no one is immune to the threat…

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Organic, local and delicious »

Meat makers: Sally Ruljancich and Colin Trudgen with their boys, Patrick and Jacob, farm their Dollar property organically, producing lamb and beef for a blossoming market.

12:04 pm | DOLLAR farmers Colin Trudgen and Sally Ruljancich are certified organic and will this year be adding beef to their blossoming meat business…

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So much to see at Farm World » Farmers’ chance to play » Silage waste wrapped up » Right bull pays off » Disease ‘outbreak’ »

Business

Jean Depot joins sale »

Welcome all: Shan’s Lingerie and Leisure’s Shirleyanne Wright and Panther’s Mensland’s David Panther are thrilled to have Stacey Redmond from Jean Depot (right) join the Easter Hall Sale.

12:07 pm | THE Easter Hall Sale has a special treat this year. For the first time, Jean Depot will participate in the sale with…

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Paul Battersby joins Gibsons »

New to team: Paul Battersby will represent Gibsons throughout South Gippsland.

12:06 pm | GIBSONS Groundspread has recently added to its South Gippsland team with the appointment of Paul Battersby as a fertiliser sales representative. Paul…

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Jetset offers incredible European deal » Woorayl Lodge to rebuild at new site » Lights, camera, action in Korumburra » Expansion creates jobs » Cheese boom »
Opening eyes: South Gippsland Shire Council’s team at the South Gippsland stand, from left, Danielle Todaro, Cr Mohya Davies, Anna Anthony, Ken Fraser and Renae Littlejohn.

South Gippsland wows tree changers »

09:57 am | SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council staff sold the region to Melburnians at the Victorian Regional Living Expo recently. They urged suburbanites to consider living, working and investing in South Gippsland. Council’s…

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