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Council officially gone »

04:59 pm |   It’s official. South Gippsland Shire Council has been sacked. Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek has announced Royal Assent has now been given on the Bill to dismiss council. Julie Eisenbise, who…

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Railway brought end to the pioneering days »

01:19 pm | The construction of the Great Southern Railway from Dandenong to Port Albert was the most important event in the…

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Teens have 500 reasons to smile »

12:49 pm | THERE were thrills and spills at Mary MacKillop College last week for the running of the MacKillop 500 cardboard…

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Erosion worries as rates rise »

12:09 pm | BEACH erosion loomed as a potential stumbling block to the approval of Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2019-20 Budget. Residents…

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Todd just loves his bird »

12:06 pm | FOR local truck driver Mark Todd, the open highway is where he likes to take flight – but it’s…

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Lyric takes show to the streets »

11:07 am | THE cast of Leongatha Lyric Theatre’s Young Frankenstein have had a huge couple of weeks. They gave a sneak preview of the show at the Korumburra Southern Lights Festival and last week bumped into Leongatha’s Mesley Hall. With finishing touches being added to the choreography and acting, the cast is pumped to be closer to…

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The only way is up for drones »

11:59 am | Drift Media’s Mick Green takes a look at a technology for which the sky is the only limit.   EVERY so often it’s good to look back to gain some direction on where you are heading.  The other morning as I set up the P4 drone up to aerial map a paddock, it struck me…

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Council officially gone »

04:59 pm |   It’s official. South Gippsland Shire Council has been sacked. Victorian Local Government Minister Adem Somyurek has announced Royal Assent has now been given on the Bill to dismiss council. Julie Eisenbise, who was on the recent Commission of Inquiry, has officially commenced as the interim administrator. She will perform all the functions, powers and…

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Parrots pay the price against rivals »

01:17 pm | Leongatha paid the price for a poor first half which included a scoreless opening term against second spot Maffra on Saturday. The Parrots played an inspired final quarter but could not recover in time, going down 88-65, their rivals exacting revenge for their previous matchup. “We made too many fundamental errors and turned it over…

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The only way is up for drones »

11:59 am | Drift Media’s Mick Green takes a look at a technology for which the sky is the only limit.   EVERY so often it’s good to look back to gain some…

Jun 25 2019 / No Comment / Read More »

Praise for Saputo opening price »

05:27 pm | LOCAL dairy farmers have been buoyed by Saputo’s opening average milk price of $6.80 per kilogram of milk solids. Leongatha South dairy…

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Sustainability key to Lileys’ vision »

05:25 pm | FOR more than 40 years, Joan and Robert Liley have worked tirelessly to ensure their 450 hectares at Fish Creek will be…

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Make the most of winter pastures » Burra jumps out of gate » Dairy code on hold » Inquiry to probe farm trespass laws » Mentors lend a hand on-farm »

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A cut above »

11:55 am | BEING a hairdresser is a career choice that can take you absolutely anywhere. For Melissa Weekes, from Razor Sharp in Leongatha, it’s…

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Irish growth surprises Burra Foods’ farmers »

05:30 pm | SOUTH Gippsland dairy farmers learnt the Irish dairy industry could surpass Australian production within years. That fact surprised 24 Burra Foods suppliers…

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Nick’s life message » The journeys of a vet » Go New Zealand by rail, cruise and coach » Country star to rock Wonthaggi » Team rapport most important »

Holiday hurdle »

12:03 pm | Info centre closure hinders tourism AS the visitor information Centre at Korumburra’s Coal Creek shuts down for winter, many locals are left wondering how its closure will affect tourism and…

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