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Dogs banned from three beaches »

Be responsible: dog walkers Sylvia Heath, left, and Kiersten Allen, both of Leongatha, take dogs to Inverloch beaches regularly and say more dog owners should pick up after their dogs.

01:07 pm | BASS Coast Shire Council has banned dogs from three areas of Inverloch beach during summer daytimes, in spite of the fact its Domestic Animal Management Advisory Committee (DAMAC) recommended only two no dog…

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Mirboo North for all things festive »

Busy season: celebrate Christmas in Mirboo North with offerings from local traders including Christmas meats and sauces from Craig Young’s Butchery.

01:31 pm | MIRBOO North has what you need for the festive season this Christmas. The Wren’s Nest offers beautiful gifts including…

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Triumph for trouble intersection »

Concerned family: from left, Henry, Matilda, Tracy, Charlie and Graham Bird live just off the intersection and are pleased to hear progress is underway to make the dangerous intersection safer.

01:28 pm | LANCE Creek and district residents were thrilled to hear the Bass Coast Shire Council and VicRoads are taking action…

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Helping hand for wildlife »

Cuddly trio: Koonwarra wildlife carer Jacqui Walsh and her daughter Alayna with three wombats that are currently in care. These little guys will be ready for release in around 12 months.

01:12 pm | KOONWARRA’S Jacqui Walsh has been a wildlife carer for 14 years, devoting much of her time to rehabilitating injured…

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Milpara leader calls it a day »

The changeover: from left, Jenni Keerie being handed the keys by the retiring coordinator of the past 28 years, Sandra Webster.

01:10 pm | SANDRA Webster said for the first nine months her feet won’t touch the ground. Once they do, she will,…

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Lyric reminisce on 50 years »

01:36 pm | LYRIC theatre is celebrating 50 years of entertainment this year. The legacy began in July, 1965, with the first ever Lyric production Trial by Jury. Trial by Jury is a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta and – because it was a very short show – the cast started the program with selected excerpts from other musical…

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Original cast: front left, Patrick Lanigan, Bluey Aeschliman, Rodney Emmerson, Anna (Aeschliman) de Bondt, back left, John Watson, Jack Cummins and Daryl Pease were in Lyric’s first performances in 1965.

Island expo attracts thousands »

01:25 pm | THE Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo took place at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday and Sunday with a total attendance over the two days of 2,340. Circuit managing director Fergus Cameron said “overall the feedback we are getting is that for the first year it was a great farm expo. The site…

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Up close: James Eastwood of Bairnsdale, left, and Alyssa Duffy of Cowes with suri alpacas from Tara Hill Suri Alpacas in The Gurdies at the Phillip Island Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo.

Dogs banned from three beaches »

01:07 pm | BASS Coast Shire Council has banned dogs from three areas of Inverloch beach during summer daytimes, in spite of the fact its Domestic Animal Management Advisory Committee (DAMAC) recommended only two no dog areas. Council advised council officers had chosen to deviate from DAMAC’s recommendations. “Final officer recommendations are based on the community recommendations and…

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Be responsible: dog walkers Sylvia Heath, left, and Kiersten Allen, both of Leongatha, take dogs to Inverloch beaches regularly and say more dog owners should pick up after their dogs.

Volleyball star visits Newhaven College »

01:53 pm | NEWHAVEN College students were recently treated to a volleyball clinic with international professional player Chaine Staelens from The Netherlands. Chaine’s 19 year career included 365 games representing The Netherlands National Team from 1997 to 2011 and then she went on to play for clubs in Brazil, Italy and Japan. During her impressive career, Chaine also…

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International: volleyball star Chaine Staelens towers over the Newhaven students who benefitted from her expertise at their recent clinic. Back row from left, Joel Piera, Jack Korlaki, Xavier Hughes, James Fowler, Aaron Edwards, Daniel Ferguson, Jack Taylor, Nick Anderson, Chris McCoy, Nathan Tomkins, Jacob Methven, Ashley Grieve, Sophie Scott, Jason Ng, Blake Insall, Katelyn Jones, Geoff White (coach) and Catherine Mercer. Front row from left, Kyle Brickhill, Matt Naskopoulos, Tarni McDonald and Carly Formosa.

Rural News

Up close: James Eastwood of Bairnsdale, left, and Alyssa Duffy of Cowes with suri alpacas from Tara Hill Suri Alpacas in The Gurdies at the Phillip Island Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo.

Island expo attracts thousands »

01:25 pm | THE Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo took place at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday and Sunday with a total attendance over the two days of 2,340. Circuit…

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Free trade a big plus »

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01:21 pm | FREE trade between Australia and China could mean an increase in farmgate prices for dairy farmers and more demand for beef, sheep…

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Cows crowned in challenge »

Winners: Hill Valley Planet Noni won the highest pointed cow in the South Gippsland Semex On Farm Challenge. She is owned by Roger and Helen Perrett of Kongwak.

01:17 pm | ANOTHER successful Semex on farm challenge was held in October, with more than 200 cows entered from 21 farms spread right across…

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Knowledge fest at Phillip Island » Farmers welcome funding to fight rabbits » Help for mangy wombats » Decreased yarding » Glorious Googies »

Business

Prom Country Business Forum »

Kylie Bartlett: better known as the ‘web celeb’ will run a cheekily entitled session called ‘Friends with Benefits’.

01:34 pm | SOCIAL media is often lauded as a ‘must-have’ tool for any business. But is it all it’s cracked up to be and…

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Health service looks ahead »

Health benefits: Mel Hibbins, Veronica Jamison and Paul Greenhalgh at the Bass Coast Regional Health AGM last Thursday night.

12:08 pm | BASS Coast Regional Health, now known as Bass Coast Health (BCH) held its annual general meeting last Thursday night. Board of management…

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First birthday for Leongatha Holden » Emporium opens » New life for nursing home » Browns opens in style » Tourism thriving »
New look: sporting their new Travellers Choice uniforms are staff at Leongatha Travel and Cruise from left, Sabine Aeschlimann, Caitlyn Warburton, Jill Carmody, Renee McLennan and Lisa O’Brien.

Your top choice for travel »

01:38 pm | JILL and Ed Carmody are pleased to announce Leongatha’s leading travel agency is now a member of Travellers Choice. After 12 years under the Jetset franchise, Jill and Ed made…

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