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Wonthaggi builders confirmed for multimillion Island college »

Top effort: from left, some of the award winning Newhaven College students,  Ingrid Nunn, Sports and Values; Nathan Foote, Values; Wil Vanderstaay, Values; and Mitchell Fallaw, Graphics; were presented with certificates during the annual presentation evening at the Senior School in Newhaven on Thursday.

09:50 am | WONTHAGGI’S DAS Constructions was officially confirmed as the builder for the new multimillion dollar Newhaven College Senior School at the college’s annual presentation night on Thursday, November 24. Wasting no time in making…

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Community

New citizens hail from across the globe »

New Aussies: from left, citizenship candidates at South Gippsland Shire Council’s ceremony were Diana Dan, Richard Burton, Shayan Siddique, Sabiha Zafrin and Mohammad Siddique, with mayor Cr Ray Argento.

10:05 am | PEOPLE from Estonia, Kenya and Bangladesh are now calling South Gippsland home. Twelve people became Australian citizens at a…

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State accolade for Gemma »

Victorian honour: from left, Chris Wardlaw, chairman of the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority; Russell Ogden, senior school leader at Leongatha Secondary College; Gemma Martin, recipient of a Victorian 2016 Senior Secondary Leadership Award; and Julie Jacobs, student wellbeing and pathways support at Leongatha Secondary College.

10:01 am | GEMMA Martin of Leongatha Secondary Collage was one of seven Victorian students presented with a Victorian 2016 Senior Secondary…

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Fish Creek’s newest fish »

Fish is flying: from left, Ray Jones, South Gippsland Shire Council councillor Meg Edwards (with Alex), South Gippsland Shire Council community strengthening manager Ned Dennis, Andrew McPherson, Ian Bracegirdle, Peter Wilson and former South Gippsland Shire Council councillor Nigel Hutchinson-Brooks at the launch of Fish Creek’s newest fish sculpture on Saturday.

09:58 am | THE sculpture made from two fish that lined the Yarra River during the 2006 Commonwealth Games was officially launched…

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Fete a big hit »

Dynamic duo: Woorayl Lodge ladies auxiliary president Kaye Warren and 103 year old resident Evelyn Nunn, who was modelling a hat, made for the craft stall at the Woorayl Lodge fete on Saturday.

09:57 am | THE annual Woorayl Lodge fete was held on Saturday, with plenty of, handmade craft and cooking, plants and other…

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News

Country music thrills seniors »

09:53 am | EASY listening and country music was enjoyed at the Leongatha Dakers Centre on Friday afternoon. The Howie Brothers, Wayne Horsburgh and Gill Delaney entertained an audience of more than 100 people from 1pm. Senior Citizens Club secretary Ian Rasmussen said the musicians had a big following in South Gippsland and many people were excited to…

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Country music: from left, Leongatha Senior Citizens Club president Topsy Winkle and secretary Ian Rasmussen were thrilled to have John Howie, Gill Delaney, Wayne Horsburgh and Graeme Howie (front) perform at the Dakers Centre on Friday.

Silage season back on track »

12:23 pm | AFTER last year’s dismal silage and hay season, the region’s farmers are experiencing a return to decent yields and high quality. Continued rain and a rise in temperature are now needed to continue the good growth into the hay season. Agricultural contractor Phil McNaughton from Kardella said crops are up at least 30 or 40…

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Warmth needed: Kardella agricultural contractor Phil McNaughton is happy with the silage he has been cutting this year, but said some warmer weather would be good.

Wonthaggi builders confirmed for multimillion Island college »

09:50 am | WONTHAGGI’S DAS Constructions was officially confirmed as the builder for the new multimillion dollar Newhaven College Senior School at the college’s annual presentation night on Thursday, November 24. Wasting no time in making a start, DAS Constructions managing director  Dale Sartori, Newhaven College board, project manager David Butt and college principal Gea Lovell attended the…

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Top effort: from left, some of the award winning Newhaven College students,  Ingrid Nunn, Sports and Values; Nathan Foote, Values; Wil Vanderstaay, Values; and Mitchell Fallaw, Graphics; were presented with certificates during the annual presentation evening at the Senior School in Newhaven on Thursday.

Big names turn out for the best Bass Coast Cycle Challenge yet »

12:06 pm | RECORD numbers turned out for the sixth edition of the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge held on Saturday, November 12 in Inverloch and they included the former Australian racing cyclist and SBS commentator Dave McKenzie, the first non-European to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France Phil Anderson, and Australia’s current hand cycle race…

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Hand cycle: well know para cyclist Alex Welsh at the finish of the race. Welsh is a familiar sight on the hilly back roads around Korumburra where he trains most days.

Rural News

Warmth needed: Kardella agricultural contractor Phil McNaughton is happy with the silage he has been cutting this year, but said some warmer weather would be good.

Silage season back on track »

12:23 pm | AFTER last year’s dismal silage and hay season, the region’s farmers are experiencing a return to decent yields and high quality. Continued rain and a rise in temperature are now…

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Dairy documentary celebrates Meeniyan »

All together: a scene from the Meeniyan segment in the Dairy Australia documentary celebrating dairying communities.

12:22 pm | MEENIYAN will feature in a documentary showing dairying communities across Australia. To celebrate the success of the LEGENDAIRY Capital program, Dairy Australia…

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One potato, two potato not too many more »

Empty sheds: Rod Gregg from Mancarella Potatoes in Mirboo North, stood in a deserted farmyard last Wednesday, amongst idle machinery with barely a bag of potatoes in sight anywhere. IGA’s fresh food specialist Dom D’Agostino said he hasn’t seen prices as high as they are now for a very long time.”

12:21 pm | IN a bizarre set of circumstances, a week ago a spring heatwave sparked fires in NSW. The fires raged all along the…

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Business

Donation supports patient care »

Kind donation: back from left, Leongatha and Korumburra paramedics Doug Foster, Sam Burton and James Bailey were thrilled to receive a new vacuum mattress from Heart Support Australia South Gippsland Branch’s John Kurle, Janne Grenon, John Grenon and Mary Fields.

12:18 pm | A THIRD $1500 vacuum mattress was donated to the Leongatha Ambulance Service on Thursday morning, November 3. Presented at the Korumburra Ambulance…

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50 years on St Vincent’s still gives »

12:16 pm | FOR half a century, the volunteers of St Vincent de Paul Society have been making life easier for South Gippslanders in need.…

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MPs put Buffalo on the map »

12:19 pm | EFFORTS to better highlight Buffalo on the tourist map will be increased after a discussion between local businesses in the village and local Nationals state MPs. The Nationals Member for…

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