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Cold splash for Bendigo Bank »

Proud supporters: Leongatha Bendigo Bank’s Siaan Grinham and Brigitte Pearce were proud to complete the ice bucket challenge in support of motor neurotic disorder.

11:04 am | SEVEN daring Bendigo Bank staff from the Leongatha branch took the ice bucket challenge on Friday to raise money for motor neurotic disorder (MND). They were aiming to raise $1000 for the cause…

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Community

Website wonder »

Fantastic achievement: celebrating the highly commended award for community websites were, from left, Jaci Hicken, Maxine Kiel and Heather Butler of Mirboo Country Development Inc., with judge Graham McDonald.

03:55 pm | MIRBOO North’s community website has been highly commended in an international competition. Mirboo Country Development Inc. (MCDI) has been…

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Newhaven triumphs »

Switched on: Newhaven College’s maths engineering and social science teams celebrate their Tournament of Minds triumphs. 
Back, from left, Darcy Keating, Nicholas Mehes, Isabelle O’Neill, Callum Chisholm, Cameron Fieldew and Jazmin Petrusch. Front, from left, teacher Holly Marr, Anthony Car, teacher Simon Furniss, Sage Goldsbury, Ruby Stubbles, Mia Stratmann, Sophie Henderson and Xander Broadbear.

03:53 pm | TWO teams of talented Newhaven College students triumphed in their sections of the regional Tournament of Minds (TOM) competition…

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RSL backs Vietnam museum »

Thanks a million: Sonia Hogg of National Vietnam Veterans Museum thanks Leongatha RSL president Peter Carruthers for the sub-branch’s donation of $2000 towards new chairs at the museum.

03:52 pm | LEONGATHA RSL president Peter Carruthers coincidently visited the National Vietnam Veterans Museum on Phillip Island when 28 new chairs…

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Teens try out wheels »

Wheelchair basketball: from left, student Tegan Wilson tries out a basketball wheelchair with WheelTalk speaker Gary Connor and student Brock Hastings at Leongatha Secondary College.

03:51 pm | SPEAKER Gary Connor got Leongatha Secondary College students into wheelchairs and onto the basketball court last Tuesday (September 2).…

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News

Lyric show inspiring »

05:09 pm | BLOOD Brothers left the audience with stirred emotions on Friday night when Lyric Theatre completed its first performance of the award winning musical stage show. Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers tells the story of twin boys separated at birth but connected throughout their lives by friendship, secrets and tragedy. The show’s lively scenes and potent emotion…

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Dairy, beef, sheep and poppies? »

03:18 pm | POPPIES may one day be growing in South Gippsland. The Federal Government has decided to lift the moratorium on growing commercial poppies on mainland Australia. The government last week announced a five-year roll-out on the creation of a poppy industry, having fielded requests from pharmaceutical companies and industry. Up until now the poppy industry has…

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New industry: poppies could be grown in South Gippsland after the Federal Government decided to allow the flowers to be grown on mainland Australia to service the pharmaceutical industry.

Cold splash for Bendigo Bank »

11:04 am | SEVEN daring Bendigo Bank staff from the Leongatha branch took the ice bucket challenge on Friday to raise money for motor neurotic disorder (MND). They were aiming to raise $1000 for the cause and had already received $850 before taking the challenge. MND Australia has received $700,000 from 14,000 supporters across the nation.…

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Proud supporters: Leongatha Bendigo Bank’s Siaan Grinham and Brigitte Pearce were proud to complete the ice bucket challenge in support of motor neurotic disorder.

AFNL Grand Final Day »

10:14 am | MEENIYAN really turned it on for the staging of the Alberton Football Netball League grand finals on Saturday. The weather was perfect and a bumper crowd of 5000 people paid $32,075 at the gate, just down on last year’s record gate of $33, 350 at Wonthaggi. As the Meeniyan ground filled to capacity with cars,…

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Rural News

New industry: poppies could be grown in South Gippsland after the Federal Government decided to allow the flowers to be grown on mainland Australia to service the pharmaceutical industry.

Dairy, beef, sheep and poppies? »

03:18 pm | POPPIES may one day be growing in South Gippsland. The Federal Government has decided to lift the moratorium on growing commercial poppies on mainland Australia. The government last week announced…

Sep 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Decade of dairy dedication »

Farewell: Dr Danielle Auldist is leaving GippsDairy.

03:15 pm | DAIRY leaders have paid tribute to Dr Danielle Auldist, who is stepping down as executive officer of GippsDairy. After 11 years managing…

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Beef outlook optimistic »

Going up: Landmark livestock agent Eddie Hams said prices for beef cattle have lifted, which is good news for local breeders.

03:14 pm | BEEF cattle prices have lifted recently thanks in part to the onset of warmer conditions and the possibility of widespread rain in…

Sep 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »
Bulls sell well » Young numbers drop » Teens experience dairy » Landcare says thanks » Serrated tussock season approaches »

Business

Award winning team at Marriotts »

Leading dealership: Adam Dean from Marriotts MPE with the two awards won recently for excellence in KTM sales and service.

11:49 am | MARRIOTTS Motorcycles and Power Equipment in Leongatha has been awarded the KTM 360 degree award, the highest accolade handed out by the…

Sep 2 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Saleyards to be auctioned »

Happy man: Korumburra Business Association president David Amor is delighted the former saleyards in Korumburra will be auctioned.

11:49 am | THE former Korumburra saleyards are closer to being redeveloped, with the site to be auctioned on October 31. Signs promoting the auction…

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Kim’s there for you » Leaders needed from South Gippsland » Businesses promote inclusion » Online sales ease trade slump » Women inspire each other »
Outstanding honour: sponsor representative Cr Sharon Gibson (left), mayor of Latrobe City Council, presents Jaci Hicken of Jacican, Mirboo North, with the new business award.

Jaci stands out »

03:48 pm | THE excellent work of Gippsland businesses was recognised at the 2014 Bendigo Bank Gippsland Business Awards recently, with Mirboo North business Jacican taking out one of the top awards. Jacican,…

Sep 9 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

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