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AFL star leads Power »

Team united: from left, Ross Lovett, Josh Bates, Flynn “Cheezels” Anderson, Jacob Thomas and Rob Ralton enjoyed the challenge Leigh Brown (third left) brought to Wonthaggi Power’s training session on Thursday night.

03:03 pm |   WONTHAGGI Power stepped it up at footy training under the coaching of Gippsland Power coach and former AFL premiership player Leigh Brown on Thursday night. Brown kicked off the evening with a…

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Flags raise for NAIDOC Week »

Official duty: from left, Abigail Klene, Jazmine Beal and Ramahyuck manager Sonia Weston raised the Aboriginal flag at a flag raising ceremony at Bass Coast Regional Health, Wonthaggi, last Thursday. The event was part of NAIDOC Week celebrations. Turn to page 26 for the story.

02:57 pm |   BASS Coast Regional Health (BCRH) brought the community together in commemoration of NAIDOC Week on Thursday morning. Despite…

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Bike path in motion »

Cycling advocate: Bass Coast Shire Council’s Cr Jordan Crugnale would like to see the bike path from Inverloch to Wonthaggi come to fruition in the future.

02:56 pm | BASS Coast Shire Council proposed a bike path from Inverloch to Wonthaggi as part of its 2014-15 capital works…

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Hall celebrates 75th »

Celebrate: Brian Hoskins is looking forward to celebrating the Meeniyan Hall’s 75th anniversary this weekend, starting on Friday with an old fashioned movie night.

02:55 pm | THE Meeniyan Hall is 75 years old and plans are in place to celebrate. To mark the occasion, the…

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Riders seize chance to learn »

Learning the art: Becky Taylor (left) and Maddie Hayes advanced their riding skills at the two day camp. Becky was riding Tash and Maddie mounted Argie.

01:18 pm | RIDERS from across the region converged on Tarwin Lower Pony Club last week for the club’s renowned camp. The…

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Don’t miss the Bugsy magic »

01:14 pm | By Avril Van Wamel FAMDA’s latest very ambitious production Bugsy Malone is the result of four months of rehearsals, lots of enthusiasm from 47 children from all points of the South Gippsland compass and the dedication of many committed adults. From the moment the show starts, audience members know they are in for a couple…

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FAMDA’S production Bugsy Malone opened at Foster at the weekend, and the all youth cast created a gangster spoof with humour and action. 
Lead actors Leuca Maclean as Bugsy Malone (front) and Taliya Barker as his girlfriend Blousey Brown appeared with, from left, Faith Gardiner (as Bronx Charlie), Isla Hayward-Bannister (Laughing Boy), Kadison Duff (Shoulders), George Nicoll (Yonkers) and Kaatje Smolders (Doodle).

Dairy power questioned »

01:27 pm | UNITED Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) members are demanding eastern Victoria’s electricity distributor, SP AusNet, delivers a full eight hours off-peak power to its members. “Anything less than eight hours of off-peak power, from 11pm to 7am, jeopardises our milk quality and risks lowering our farmgate returns,” UDV president Tyran Jones said. SP AusNet spokesperson Jonathon…

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What’s the buzz: Koonwarra dairy farmer Shawn Hollingworth said off peak power was crucial to running a dairy efficiently.

AFL star leads Power »

03:03 pm |   WONTHAGGI Power stepped it up at footy training under the coaching of Gippsland Power coach and former AFL premiership player Leigh Brown on Thursday night. Brown kicked off the evening with a football clinic with the Juniors at 4pm, encouraging all players from U/11s and U/13s to bring along a friend for the session.…

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Team united: from left, Ross Lovett, Josh Bates, Flynn “Cheezels” Anderson, Jacob Thomas and Rob Ralton enjoyed the challenge Leigh Brown (third left) brought to Wonthaggi Power’s training session on Thursday night.

Fast Dayn »

02:59 pm | WINGLESS sprintcar enthusiast, 27 year old Dayn Bentvelzen of Leongatha is passionate about his sport. While it may not be a high profile sport and victory does not bring much other than the trophy and small cash prizes, for Bentvelzen it is about the challenge and to gain the respect of his racing peers for…

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Speedway winner: Dayn Bentvelzen with two of his many trophies including that for his victory in the 12/13 Wingless Speedway Series.

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What’s the buzz: Koonwarra dairy farmer Shawn Hollingworth said off peak power was crucial to running a dairy efficiently.

Dairy power questioned »

01:27 pm | UNITED Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) members are demanding eastern Victoria’s electricity distributor, SP AusNet, delivers a full eight hours off-peak power to its members. “Anything less than eight hours of…

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Which grass is right? »

About choices: the right ryegrass can lift farm profits.

02:41 pm | DAIRY farmers will soon be more informed when selecting the right perennial ryegrass to grow on farm profit, thanks to new research…

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World of farming reveals opportunities »

Eye opener: Emma Germano tours a Qatari livestock market with English Nuffield scholar Johnny Alvis. No gates are used in the market.

02:39 pm | THINK of farming in India, and many people may think of rice and spices. But there is much more to the local…

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Dairy prospects brighten » Feed your herd now » Calving: split versus seasonal » Opening season hopes rise » Damian helps farming survive »

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Fresh new look »

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03:11 pm | WHEN the weather is miserable and things are quiet, there’s nothing quite like a colourful rebrand to shake you out of the…

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Aim, believe, smile, tips Olympian »

Inspiring presenter: Olympic swimmer Brooke Hanson shows her gold and silver medal to Bass Coast South Gippsland Business Alliance sponsors, from left, Wendy Major of South Gippsland Bass Coast Local Learning and Employment Network, Cr Clare Le Serve of Bass Coast Shire Council, Sophia Cole of Bendigo Bank and Garry Austin of Telstra.

10:35 am | IT’S one thing in life to have a major goal but setting short term milestones are the keys to everyday success –…

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Dairy icon: Greater China Scholarship participants visited Murray Goulburn’s Leongatha factory recently. Photo: Sarah Xu, Dairy Australia.

Asians love our milk »

03:07 pm | REPRESENTATIVES of Asian dairy companies visited Leongatha and Korumburra recently as part of a two week tour of Australia. The participants in the Greater China Scholarship, hosted by Dairy Australia,…

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