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Thunderstorm spectacle in Mardan »

Good grief: the sight that greeted Katrina Rodda on Thursday morning at 2.30am. Photo courtesy of Katrina Rodda.

10:51 am | MANY South Gippslanders were woken by loud rumbling and witnessed flashing skies on Wednesday night. In places the storm was quite severe and nowhere more so than in Mardan where a lightning strike…

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Sport, studies and cooking »

Discovering college: from left, visitor Taylan Loughridge of Loch Primary School and deputy principal Sam Wright at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College on discovery day.

11:08 am | GRADE 5 students visited Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College on Wednesday to experience a day of school at the…

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Fire station ready for fit out »

Almost complete: from left, Ross Considine of builders Considine and Johnston with Leongatha CFA members Peter Atkin, secretary Gary Burns and captain Tristan Morton-Pedersen at Leongatha’s new fire station.

08:23 am | BUILDING firm Considine and Johnston has completed the construction of Leongatha CFA’s new station but there’s still plenty of…

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Hospital gains a country man »

Hand over: Mr Johnson is well acquainted with taking over the reins of large organisations. Gippsland Southern Health Service is in experienced hands.

08:11 am | MARK Johnson, the new CEO of Gippsland Southern Health Service (GSHS) describes taking over the reins of the organisation…

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CSG rebuffed by council »

Photo courtesy Shelley Price SJP Studios.

07:49 am | COAL Seam Gas (CSG) protestors were outraged by the South Gippsland Shire Council’s decision not to exempt the shire…

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Looking forward to the fete »

10:57 am | WITH the St Laurence’s annual fete in Leongatha fast approaching, excitement is building. This year’s fete will be held on Saturday, November 8, and will have those stalls everyone has come to expect and love, with a few new stalls added for fun. Once again, the fete has had brilliant support and sponsorship from local…

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Showbags: Mitchell Scrimshaw, Jake Wilson, Izak Kennedy, Connor Krohn and (front) Will Littlejohn enjoyed the spoils at the St Laurence’s Primary School Fete last year.

Prices ease at Koony market »

11:02 am | There were approximately 850 export and 200 young cattle penned, representing a decrease of 670 head week on week. Reports suggest the reduction in numbers was in response to a decline in demand for prime cattle in recent weeks. The usual buying group was present but not operating fully in a cheaper market. The young…

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Vendors: from left, Tara (6), Tina (4), Angelica and Danniel Hancock. 
The Hancock’s 200 head of Friesians were up for auction at the VLE on Friday morning in a complete herd dispersal. 
Circumstances change and Mr Hancock says, “I have no choice, they have to go.”
He was hoping for a good result from the sale or as he said, “The prices go up as the grass grows.”

Thunderstorm spectacle in Mardan »

10:51 am | MANY South Gippslanders were woken by loud rumbling and witnessed flashing skies on Wednesday night. In places the storm was quite severe and nowhere more so than in Mardan where a lightning strike set alight a huge old gum tree. When Katrina Rodda went outside at 2.30am unable to sleep she saw the tree bordering…

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Good grief: the sight that greeted Katrina Rodda on Thursday morning at 2.30am. Photo courtesy of Katrina Rodda.

MDU remains ladder leader A Grade, Div 2 »

11:20 am | MEENIYAN Dumbalk United’s winning form has retained its position at the top of the ladder with a convincing win over Fish Creek/ Tarwin. The win was set up by Craig Hoober and Nick Eddy batting at three and four. With their openers leaving the crease without impact the pair formed a partnership of 85 runs…

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Sterling form: batting at number five, Sam Sperling’s 33 was Koonwarra/LRSL second top score after Nev Toms’ 35 which included five boundaries. Photo www.mdphotos.net

Rural News

Vendors: from left, Tara (6), Tina (4), Angelica and Danniel Hancock. 
The Hancock’s 200 head of Friesians were up for auction at the VLE on Friday morning in a complete herd dispersal. 
Circumstances change and Mr Hancock says, “I have no choice, they have to go.”
He was hoping for a good result from the sale or as he said, “The prices go up as the grass grows.”

Prices ease at Koony market »

11:02 am | There were approximately 850 export and 200 young cattle penned, representing a decrease of 670 head week on week. Reports suggest the reduction in numbers was in response to a…

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Chicken business far from paltry »

Chicken little: Ilan Goldman with one of the chickens grown for meat on his Mirboo North farm, while Rufus the dog watches closely.

12:36 pm | MIRBOO Pastured Poultry is a small commercial chicken operation growing free range, pasture fed birds mainly for farmers markets. Run by Ilan…

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Luke’s grass is greener »

Luke Cockman: loving life on the land in South Gippsland.

12:35 pm | SOMETIMES it takes an outsider to show us just how good we have it at home. Three years ago, Englishman Luke Cockman…

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Business

Leongatha sushi shop now open »

Friendly faces: from left, sushi chef Shin Nagashima and nephew Youki Innes are excited by the opening of the new sushi shop in Leongatha.

11:16 am | YOUKI’S Japanese Takeaway opened in Leongatha on Tuesday, October 28. The takeaway shop will open its doors at 11am and close at 3pm.…

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Robbery deflates retail business »

Had enough: Graeme O’Connor from Great Southern Outdoors in Leongatha is incensed by the robbery that took place at his store last Tuesday night.

08:27 am | A BRAZEN burglary at Leongatha’s Great Southern Outdoors last Tuesday night has left owner Graeme O’Connor feeling a little bit fed up.…

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Back local businesses, back your community » Tradeswomen take action » Jaci stands out » Award winning team at Marriotts » Saleyards to be auctioned »
Simply beautiful: from left, Brent Moran, executive member of Prom Country Regional Tourism; Philip Botte, chair of Prom Country Regional Tourism; Christine Legg, executive officer; Rachel Brown, executive member; and Danielle Todaro, tourism coordinator for council.

Tourism thriving »

11:18 am | PHILIP Botte, chair of Prom Country Regional Tourism was justifiably upbeat at the authority’s Annual General Meeting held in the function room at the Korumburra Railway Station on Thursday night,…

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