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Residents slam dog inaction »

Perspectives: Inverloch’s Joan Lucas (right) discusses her views on dogs on beaches with independent consultant Keith Greaves at the informal drop in session on Thursday  morning.

12:31 pm | INVERLOCH resident Joan Lucas believes the consultation sessions regarding dogs on beaches are absurd. She is not alone in her view, with many other residents believing the process is a waste of money.…

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St Laurence’s overrun with rats »

Play on: from left, Holly Belsar as the Pied Piper, Patrick Johnson as one of the councillors of Hamelin, Audrey Lamers as the mayor’s wife and baker, Jesseme Jarvis.

02:58 pm | THERE’S entertainment about to hit a Leongatha school in plague proportions. One hundred rats will help make up the…

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Tonne of help for the Rotary Club »

Donation: Rotary Club of Korumburra President George Auddino, left,  accepts the pallet of milk powder from Burra Foods warehouse manager, Peter Fort.

02:57 pm | THE Rotary Club of Korumburra is holding its Annual Charity Dinner Auction this Saturday, October 18 at the Italian…

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Janet Iles centenary celebrated »

Three generations: from left W.B.M Smith’s great granddaughter, Suzanne Taylor; granddaughter, Janet Taylor and great great granddaughter, Kiana Hadley; in front of the Janet Iles.

02:55 pm | MEMORIES came flooding back for the many attending the centenary of the Janet Iles boat at the Port Welshpool…

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Fish Creek opens gardens »

Open gardens: Nadia Stefani has organised four open gardens in Fish Creek as a fundraiser for South Gippsland Hospital.

02:52 pm | ON Sunday October 19, garden enthusiasts will have the opportunity to visit four special gardens in Fish Creek. The…

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FAMDA’S latest opens this Friday »

03:00 pm | FOSTER Amateur Music and Drama Association’s (FAMDA) next play, which opens this Friday night, October 17, at the Foster War Memorial Arts Centre is the delightful comedy ‘Quartet’. It certainly fits the bill as enjoyable and uplifting entertainment about art, the eccentricities of age and the celebratory power of the human spirit. It is set…

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Rehearsals: members of the latest FAMDA production ‘Quarter’ put the finishing touches to their rehearsals before opening night on October 17.

Chicken business far from paltry »

12:36 pm | MIRBOO Pastured Poultry is a small commercial chicken operation growing free range, pasture fed birds mainly for farmers markets. Run by Ilan Goldman, the property on Nicholls Road produces around 200 meat birds a month, raised from day old and processed at eight to 11 weeks of age. The chickens are sent to the abbatoir…

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Chicken little: Ilan Goldman with one of the chickens grown for meat on his Mirboo North farm, while Rufus the dog watches closely.

Residents slam dog inaction »

12:31 pm | INVERLOCH resident Joan Lucas believes the consultation sessions regarding dogs on beaches are absurd. She is not alone in her view, with many other residents believing the process is a waste of money. Bass Coast Shire council in many people’s views, have gone a complete circle on the dog issue and, many thousands of dollars…

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Perspectives: Inverloch’s Joan Lucas (right) discusses her views on dogs on beaches with independent consultant Keith Greaves at the informal drop in session on Thursday  morning.

Oceania Championships medals for McFarlane »

03:25 pm | LEONGATHA Cycling Club member Thomas McFarlane has been busy on the track at the Adelaide Super Drome this past week competing in the Oceania Track games. Thomas returned from the championships with two bronze medals. Thursday saw Thomas grab third in the Junior U19 scratch race whilst on Friday he was part of the four…

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Bronze: Thomas McFarlane returned from the Oceania Championships in Adelaide with two bronze medals. Here he leads the team pursuit team.

Rural News

Chicken little: Ilan Goldman with one of the chickens grown for meat on his Mirboo North farm, while Rufus the dog watches closely.

Chicken business far from paltry »

12:36 pm | MIRBOO Pastured Poultry is a small commercial chicken operation growing free range, pasture fed birds mainly for farmers markets. Run by Ilan Goldman, the property on Nicholls Road produces around…

Oct 14 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Luke’s grass is greener »

Luke Cockman: loving life on the land in South Gippsland.

12:35 pm | SOMETIMES it takes an outsider to show us just how good we have it at home. Three years ago, Englishman Luke Cockman…

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Dairy’s healthy diagnosis »

Back to roots: Tarwin Lower’s James O’Sullivan enjoyed getting back to the farm during a regional visit by Monash medical students.

12:34 pm | ASK A medical student about an injured calf and they would normally tell you to roll up your trouser leg. On a…

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Cows create careers » Dairy Expo wows Korumburra » Paddock to plate » Kazakh export opportunity knocks » Dairy, beef, sheep and poppies? »

Business

Tradeswomen take action »

Ready to work: from left, community VCAL coordinator Jo Beasley, Steph Goss, Eliza Woodhams, Fred Foster, Bethany Reggardo and Holly Telfer took on the tradeswomen workshop supported by SALT.

11:18 am | WOMEN took control of the power tools in a tradeswomen workshop at Wonthaggi recently. Led by SALT – standing for Supporting and…

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Jaci stands out »

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.

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…

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Award winning team at Marriotts » Saleyards to be auctioned » Kim’s there for you » Leaders needed from South Gippsland » Businesses promote inclusion »
Stay local: South Gippsland Shire Council’s business liaison officer Renae Littlejohn encourages shoppers to shop at small businesses on Support Small Business Day, Saturday, October 4. She is pictured in Leongatha’s commercial strip.

Back local businesses, back your community »

02:10 pm | SUPPORT Small Business Day takes place on Saturday, October 4, run by South Gippsland Shire Council and the Victorian Government. “We see it as a real celebration of what’s special…

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