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Farmers upbeat at last »

Picking up: Barry Svenson from Landmark in Leongatha said farmers are starting to spend money on their farms again, particularly renovating pastures.

12:04 pm | VICTORIAN farmers have recorded the most positive sentiment in Australia according to a recent survey, largely underpinned by continuing positive outlook in the dairy sector. And it seems that optimistic spirit is flowing…

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Deputy Premier praises Poowong CFA »

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12:05 pm | POOWONG’S new fire station was officially opened by Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA Peter Ryan on Sunday. Brigade…

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Community backs Varli »

Good time: back from left, Scott Williams, Ian Barnes, Lochie McLean and Sam Little and in front, Kylie and Kalahni Barnes from Wonthaggi were enjoying the atmosphere at the fundraiser on Sunday.

12:03 pm | A COMMUNITY event was held at the Wonthaggi Bowls Club on Sunday to raise money for three police officers…

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Lions ride for sight »

Made it: cyclists Peter Hosking from Korumburra, Michael Stephens from Warragul and John Boag from Stony Creek were stoked to come into the Leongatha Football Clubrooms after the second day of Ride for Sight.

10:39 am | MORE than 50 cyclists and their support crew took part in a major charity bicycle ride last week. This…

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Band praises duo »

Love their work: from left, South Gippsland Shire Brass Band president Darryl Hunt, most improved player Jake Rockall, band person of the year Bruce Jarrett and South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Jim Fawcett.

10:09 am | JAKE Rockall had every reason to smile when he was named the South Gippsland Shire Brass Band’s most improved…

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Tom’s not too green to be Jesus »

11:21 am | TOM Green is nineteen. He’s fit and lucky because not only is he good looking but he’s blessed with an incredible voice. Tom has been cast as Jesus in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s (WTG) upcoming rock musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. So how did a 19 year old from Wonthaggi score the gig as the Son of…

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Ready to perform: Tom Green will play Jesus Christ in Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar in May.

Wart affects everybody »

12:15 pm | WHETHER you’re new to land management, a long time farmer or a public land manager, no one is immune to the threat of ragwort. Having persisted in high rainfall areas of Victoria since the late 1800s, ragwort is unequivocally a tough plant to beat. One plant may produce up to 250,000 seeds each year which…

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Act now: Sharyn Allott of Welshpool points out some ragwort growing in South Gippsland. To learn more about ragwort, contact Landcare.

Farmers upbeat at last »

12:04 pm | VICTORIAN farmers have recorded the most positive sentiment in Australia according to a recent survey, largely underpinned by continuing positive outlook in the dairy sector. And it seems that optimistic spirit is flowing in South Gippsland. The latest Rabobank rural confidence survey has found dairy farmers are particularly upbeat about the year ahead, with farmgate…

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Picking up: Barry Svenson from Landmark in Leongatha said farmers are starting to spend money on their farms again, particularly renovating pastures.

’Burra’s bright future »

12:12 pm | THE night of Saturday, April 12 is an important one for the township of  Korumburra. The Ian Hillberg Shield fought for annually between Korumburra and Dalyston and hosted annually by the home team year about, will be contested under lights for the first time. The four new light towers that ring the Korumburra showground, and…

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Standing tall: from left, Korumburra Football/Netball Club vice-president, Troy Patterson; major project co-ordinator, Don Olden; Matt Walker of Walker Electrical; grants officer at the South Gippsland Shire, Penni Elliot. 
The U15s train in the background.
Penny Elliot says the coming to fruition of this project is “a really good example of cooperation between community and local government, working together to bring about a major upgrade to an important community recreational facility.”

Rural News

Act now: Sharyn Allott of Welshpool points out some ragwort growing in South Gippsland. To learn more about ragwort, contact Landcare.

Wart affects everybody »

12:15 pm | WHETHER you’re new to land management, a long time farmer or a public land manager, no one is immune to the threat of ragwort. Having persisted in high rainfall areas…

Apr 8 2014 / No Comment / Read More »

Organic, local and delicious »

Meat makers: Sally Ruljancich and Colin Trudgen with their boys, Patrick and Jacob, farm their Dollar property organically, producing lamb and beef for a blossoming market.

12:04 pm | DOLLAR farmers Colin Trudgen and Sally Ruljancich are certified organic and will this year be adding beef to their blossoming meat business…

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So much to see at Farm World »

Fuelling up: Warren Evans, representing one of Farm World’s major sponsors, Evans Petroleum, on site at Farm World on Thursday.

11:13 am | FARM World is in its 52nd year and is still one of the largest field day events in Australia. It attracts visitors…

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Farmers’ chance to play » Silage waste wrapped up » Right bull pays off » Disease ‘outbreak’ » Look and act on new pasture invader »

Business

Paul Battersby joins Gibsons »

New to team: Paul Battersby will represent Gibsons throughout South Gippsland.

12:06 pm | GIBSONS Groundspread has recently added to its South Gippsland team with the appointment of Paul Battersby as a fertiliser sales representative. Paul…

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Jetset offers incredible European deal »

Incredible opportunity: book now through Jetset Leongatha and be amazed by Europe’s land and river tours.

03:10 pm | THE unforgettable APT Europe river cruises for 2015 will be at 2014 prices until April 15 at Jetset Leongatha. Featuring fantastic new…

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Woorayl Lodge to rebuild at new site » Lights, camera, action in Korumburra » Expansion creates jobs » Cheese boom » Batting for ’Burra »
Welcome all: Shan’s Lingerie and Leisure’s Shirleyanne Wright and Panther’s Mensland’s David Panther are thrilled to have Stacey Redmond from Jean Depot (right) join the Easter Hall Sale.

Jean Depot joins sale »

12:07 pm | THE Easter Hall Sale has a special treat this year. For the first time, Jean Depot will participate in the sale with plenty available to be sold. The staff at…

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