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Pool vision revealed »

Here’s hoping: Mirboo North Swimming Pool Committee president Fred Couper (left) discusses the community hub proposal with South Gippsland Shire Cr Don Hill.

01:47 pm | THE Mirboo North Swimming Pool Committee has unveiled a plan to help secure the pool’s future. The pool could be part of a broader community hub based around tourism, health and recreation. Committee…

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Seeking young talent »

Youth committee: back, from left, Josh Baker, Dean Eddy, Tiarna Foord, Tayla Olierook, Stephen Loftus, UnitingCare’s Mark Brookes and Evy Nye, and front, from left, Jacob McKenzie, Courtney McBride and Nick Jeremiah are the initial creative minds in the establishment of the online ’zine. They form the training group of the United Care Youth Development FreeZA committee.

01:56 pm | UNITINGCare Gippsland is calling for all creative minds. After recently receiving a grant of $1100 from McMillan MP Russell…

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Teens walk for charities »

Helping hand: Mary MacKillop College students David McAlpine, Tayla Delaney, co-founder of the One Girl charity Chantelle Baxter and Eden Ward meet Righteous Pups’ Grace and Fergus. Grace and Fergus are trained for autism assistance.

01:54 pm | SEVEN charities will benefit from Mary MacKillop Regional Catholic College’s upcoming walkathon. Students will be dropped off in Koonwarra…

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Hot Meeniyan »

Winter warmth: the Snow Queen was popular with festival-goers of all ages. Here she greets fan Marty Thomas, president of the Meeniyan Tourism and Traders Association.

01:52 pm | MEENIYAN was alive on Saturday with the sights and sounds of the annual Meeniyan on Fire festival. People flocked…

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Neil to witness history »

Feeling proud: Neil Andrews from Mirboo has been selected to attend the Gallipoli dawn service in 2015, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landing.

01:49 pm | MIRBOO man Neil Andrews has been selected via ballot to attend the 2015 Gallipoli dawn service, as part of…

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News

Enjoy Lyric in comfort »

02:01 pm | LEONGATHA Lyric Theatre is proud to announce it has new luxurious seats on order in preparation for its next big musical, Blood Brothers in September. Mesley Hall has long needed up-graded seats and Lyric Theatre has stepped up and ordered top of the range seating to provide local theatre-goers with a more comfortable experience. The…

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Goal reached: a happy moment for Lyric Theatre vice president Ross Garner as he hands over the cheque from Lyric Theatre to a Camatic representative, finalising the purchase of the new seats.

Export doors open »

02:07 pm | GIPPSLAND food exporters need Halal information and training to capitalise on south-east Asian markets, according to a report from the latest Victorian Super Trade Mission. Agribusiness Gippsland director Alex Arbuthnot AM, newly returned from the ASEAN mission, also suggested there is an opportunity for the UHT milk market, including small packs for the hotel/resort market.…

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Other side: Agribusiness Gippsland director Alex Arbuthnot visited supermarkets in Kuala Lumpur during a recent trade mission to the area.

Pool vision revealed »

01:47 pm | THE Mirboo North Swimming Pool Committee has unveiled a plan to help secure the pool’s future. The pool could be part of a broader community hub based around tourism, health and recreation. Committee president Fred Couper informed South Gippsland Shire Council of the plan last Wednesday night. “We feel that it would develop very real…

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Here’s hoping: Mirboo North Swimming Pool Committee president Fred Couper (left) discusses the community hub proposal with South Gippsland Shire Cr Don Hill.

Town star selected to Team of the Year »

02:15 pm | LDCA team Leongatha Town’s Sri Lankan import, Madura Weerasinge Silva has been selected to the VCCL’s state Team of the Year. The state team was selected from the best performed players across the VCCL’s eight regions during season 2013/14. In the 2013/14 season Weerasinge Silva achieved a bowling average of just 15.32 having notched up…

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Great return: excellent bowling figures have earned Weerasinge Silva a place in the Victorian Country Cricket League’s Team of the Year.

Rural News

Other side: Agribusiness Gippsland director Alex Arbuthnot visited supermarkets in Kuala Lumpur during a recent trade mission to the area.

Export doors open »

02:07 pm | GIPPSLAND food exporters need Halal information and training to capitalise on south-east Asian markets, according to a report from the latest Victorian Super Trade Mission. Agribusiness Gippsland director Alex Arbuthnot…

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Knowledge there to be tapped »

Loves her work: Colleen Laws is hoping to encourage older farmers to share their knowledge with newcomers.

02:05 pm | YOUNG dairy farmers are missing out on information that could save them the trouble of having to learn from their own mistakes.…

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Farming in the blood »

Family ties: Deb, Craig and Emily Allott on their dairy farm in Hazel Park. Their property has been owned and operated by the Allott family for generations.

02:03 pm | CRAIG and Deb Allott, and their daughter Emily, 23, run a 470 acre dairy farm in the hills above Toora. Their son…

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Business

Tick of approval for factory »

Moving forward: Toora’s ViPlus Dairy has recently gained accreditation which will allow it to continue exporting its infant formula into China. Production is expected to begin in late July.

02:21 pm | TOORA’S ViPlus Dairy is one of just four Australian companies to gain accreditation under new Chinese regulations, introduced earlier this year Chris…

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RACV to boost tourism »

Great meal: Wonthaggi North Primary School Grade 3 students Josh Storer (left) and Ramond Connor enjoy roast beef for lunch at Inverloch’s RACV Resort last Wednesday, during a school excursion to give students new experiences.

02:18 pm | INVERLOCH’S RACV Resort is looking to expand, with a development worth more than $3 million. A master plan submitted to Bass Coast…

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Come along: from left, Kaz Hughes, Megan Vuillermin and Lisa Brelsford enjoy the benefits of being part of the Southern Business Women’s Network.

Women inspire each other »

02:24 pm | THE Southern Business Women’s Network Inc exists for the benefit of all women. The group’s mission is to cultivate an environment where women are able to network with confidence and…

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