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Ready to serve: Bass Coast Community Foundation executive officer Kate Dwyer (left) and Mirboo North and District Community Foundation executive officer Derrick Ehmke urge their communities to contact them.

02:02 pm | A SMALL gift can go a long way when those little gifts become one. Such is the benefit of donating to community foundations in South Gippsland. Through raising sponsorship for the benefit of…

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Leongatha icon comes down »

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02:04 pm |     THE former Masonic Hall in Leongatha is now being demolished to make way for a townhouse complex.…

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Loch CFA celebrates 60 years of service »

Prestigious honour: Loch CFA firefighter John Kennedy (right) received the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Gold Star Award from VFBV member Bill Rodda.

01:59 pm | THE members of the Loch CFA celebrated the brigade’s 60 year anniversary recently. Many deserving awards were presented to…

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Ryan rushes to top »

Quick ascent: Mirboo group firefighter Will Ryan placed second in a race up Melbourne’s Crown Towers.

01:58 pm | MIRBOO group firefighter William Ryan took part in a race up the 28 floors of Melbourne’s Crown Towers recently.…

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Run, run, run »

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01:57 pm | LEONGATHA Primary School students ran rings around their oval on Tuesday, September 16 during the school lapathon. During the…

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Music festival to rock Tarwin Lower »

02:08 pm | UNIFIED and The Hills are Alive are proud to announce the first year of a new event Unify: A Heavy Music Gathering. Unify is a two day boutique camping and music gathering set at Tarwin Lower Recreation Reserve at January 10 and 11, 2015. The concept is to create a community driven event of 3000 punters across the punk, hardcore…

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Poignant message: In Hearts Wake will be one of the highlight bands of Unify: A Heavy Music Gathering at Tarwin Lower.

Cows create careers »

01:55 pm | DAIRY Australia thanked supporters of Cows Create Careers and celebrated the program’s tenth anniversary with a dinner at the Korumburra Italian Social Club on Wednesday evening. Cows Create Careers is a dairy industry project designed to raise awareness of careers in the dairy industry and to inspire young people to pursue dairy based careers. The…

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Thank you dinner: from left, Jo Duffy of Devondale Murray Goulburn and a beneficiary of Cows Create Careers, agronomist Sally Pate of Brown’s Fertilisers Leongatha, at the Cows Create Careers tenth anniversary dinner in Korumburra.

Here to help »

02:02 pm | A SMALL gift can go a long way when those little gifts become one. Such is the benefit of donating to community foundations in South Gippsland. Through raising sponsorship for the benefit of locals, the Mirboo North and District, and Bass Coast community foundations are transforming the future for community groups and individuals. The foundations…

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Ready to serve: Bass Coast Community Foundation executive officer Kate Dwyer (left) and Mirboo North and District Community Foundation executive officer Derrick Ehmke urge their communities to contact them.

Key grand final roles for Leongatha duo »

01:43 pm | LIKE everyone else, grand final umpire Matt Stevic was surprised at how Saturday’s big game panned out. “Especially given the way the two teams finished the year.” Going into the match, Stevic said the pressure was incredible and the first ten minutes of the game was intense. “The 2012 grand final was an unbelievable game…

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All Australian: Leongatha born and educated, Matt Stevic was named for the 2014 AFL All Australian following a year which culminated in his being named one of the three grand final field umpires.

Rural News

Thank you dinner: from left, Jo Duffy of Devondale Murray Goulburn and a beneficiary of Cows Create Careers, agronomist Sally Pate of Brown’s Fertilisers Leongatha, at the Cows Create Careers tenth anniversary dinner in Korumburra.

Cows create careers »

01:55 pm | DAIRY Australia thanked supporters of Cows Create Careers and celebrated the program’s tenth anniversary with a dinner at the Korumburra Italian Social Club on Wednesday evening. Cows Create Careers is…

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Dairy Expo wows Korumburra »

Expo staff: Strzelecki Lions Denis Casey, Paul Cook and Stuart McCraw at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra.

01:54 pm | MORE than 800 people attended the South Gippsland Dairy Expo at Korumburra on Wednesday and Thursday. Dairy farmers and others in the…

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Paddock to plate »

Oh deer: Ash and Brayden Greaves with the friendly red deer that was only too happy for a pat at Jill and Michael Vellas’ deer farm.

11:13 am | LOCAL Landcarers took advantage of the wonderful spring weather to celebrate Landcare Week with a bike ride and a farm walk on…

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Kazakh export opportunity knocks » Dairy, beef, sheep and poppies? » Decade of dairy dedication » Beef outlook optimistic » Bulls sell well »

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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