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Fracking a by-election issue »

Gippsland South candidate Danny O'Brien of The Nationals, who now support landowners having the right to say no to coal seam gas extraction activity on their property.

01:15 pm | THE Australian Greens see the Gippsland South by-election as a referendum on coal seam gas extraction. The party last week claimed pressure from rural communities and the Greens had forced the National Party…

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Party on at the pear orchard »

Getting ready: Friends of the Heritage Pear Orchard members, from left, Meryl Agars, Daniel Encel, Leigh Podporin (front) with Boonie, Katherine Williams and Mary Biemans are looking forward to celebrating a bumper crop at this year’s Pear/pair Party.

11:29 am | THE Toora and Heritage Pear Orchard will be holding its annual Pear/pair Party on Sunday, March 15 at the…

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Iconic seaside property sells »

Successful sale: the vendor of Bahla Bluff, Bob Stone, right, with his daughter Kaye Stone of Sandy Point, left.

11:21 am | INVERLOCH property Bahla Bluff sold for $1.6 million at auction on Saturday. The Townsend Bluff property was owned by…

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Bus rolls in to help »

Happy to help: from left, Kimberley Nichols from beyondblue, Rosemary Heide and Maggie Spinks from South Gippsland Mental Illnesses Carers Group, Lucy Beardall from beyondblue, Liz Craig from Gippsland Medicare Local, Bianca Pezzutto from Relationships Australia and Owen Connolly and Mannie Busuttil from Suicide Prevention Service were looking after the mental wellbeing of the Leongatha and Wonthaggi communities yesterday (Monday).

11:15 am | DEPRESSION and anxiety were targeted by health care professionals in Leongatha and Wonthaggi on Monday (March 2). Representatives from…

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Foster shows its best »

First place: Ali Hilli of Willow Grove with Jalaway Kiss Me Girl, winner in the under 12 months at Foster Show.

11:09 am | CROWDS of people flocked to Foster ShowgroundS on Saturday for the annual Foster and District Agricultural Show. Show secretary…

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Stellar cast for “Waratah” »

09:21 am | PLAYWRIGHT Chris Dickins has assembled a stellar cast for Waratah, a musical Foster theatre company, FAMDA, will stage in April/May as part of the Prom Coast Seachange Festival. The talented cast includes Nicole Cooper, Bruce Grainger, Joanne Street, Sarah Maclean and Noel Stringer, all of whom have performed regularly with both Leongatha Lyric Theatre and…

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Centre stage: rehearsing for "Waratah the musical" are, from left, Jo Street, Nicole Cooper and Bruce Grainger.

Cervus boosts sales team »

10:23 am | CERVUS Equipment Leongatha South has added strength to its sales team with Shaun O’Hara joining Mark Le Page and Glen Vernon at the company. Shaun, who has had years of experience in the sales of agricultural machinery, will help drive the sales of all of Cervus Equipment’s products including icon brands John Deere (tractors, machinery…

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Sales team strengthened: Shaun O’Hara is the newest addition to the Cervus Equipment sales team.

Fracking a by-election issue »

01:15 pm | THE Australian Greens see the Gippsland South by-election as a referendum on coal seam gas extraction. The party last week claimed pressure from rural communities and the Greens had forced the National Party to adjust its position on coal seam gas. The Nationals now support landowners having the right to say no to coal seam…

Mar 3 2015 / No Comment / Read More »
Gippsland South candidate Danny O'Brien of The Nationals, who now support landowners having the right to say no to coal seam gas extraction activity on their property.

Back Stony Creek and head to the Cup »

11:20 am | STONY Creek will turn on some exciting racing this Sunday, March 8 with an eight race program featuring the 2015 The National’s Danny O’Brien Stony Creek Cup where the stakes are high with $70,000 up for grabs. The track could not be in better condition thanks to the tremendous work of talented track curator Trent…

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A great place, great people: from left, the Stony Creek Racing Club president’s wife, Jenny O’Sullivan of Gippsland Food Adventures a cup day sponsor, The Nationals candidate Danny O’Brien and club CEO Terry Grace.

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Sales team strengthened: Shaun O’Hara is the newest addition to the Cervus Equipment sales team.

Cervus boosts sales team »

10:23 am | CERVUS Equipment Leongatha South has added strength to its sales team with Shaun O’Hara joining Mark Le Page and Glen Vernon at the company. Shaun, who has had years of…

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Debt reduction the focus »

Spotlight on: from left, facilitator Jeff Urie and farmers Bruce Manintveld and Fiona Baker were the hosts of the first focus farm field day at their Mirboo North property.

10:22 am | BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker from Mirboo North have opened their farm and finances for the latest round of focus farms across…

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Quality lifts prices »

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10:19 am | There were approximately 2250 export and 500 young cattle penned, representing a decrease of 900 head week on week. There was a…

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Competition drops slightly » NZ addition to Southdown flock » Award winning bale feeders » Clearing sale success » Camp inspires rising farmers »

Business

Luke claims top honour »

Great effort: ArchiBlox director David Martin, left, and apprentice Luke Castagna at the Master Builders Gippsland apprentice of the year awards ceremony last Wednesday.

12:50 pm | LEONGATHA carpentry apprentice and ArchiBlox employee Luke Castagna was named the Master Builders Gippsland apprentice of the year last Wednesday. Luke said…

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Berrys Creek Cheese expands »

Award winning: Berrys Creek Cheese has won multiple awards; the most recent was just this month when Barry Charlton and Cheryl Hulls, pictured, took out major awards at the Royal Cheese and Dairy Produce Show.

12:45 pm | DUE to overwhelming demand Australia-wide, Berrys Creek Cheese is soon to relocate to a state of the art new facility at Fish…

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Tabro Meat to expand » Rail trail push proposed » Rush on Aussie berries » Tourism boost in sights » Clearing sale success »
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Iconic seaside property sells »

12:52 pm | INVERLOCH property Bahla Bluff sold for $1.6 million at auction on Saturday. The Townsend Bluff property was owned by Bob Stone and auctioned by his son, Inverloch real estate agent…

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