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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.

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 […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Island rebellion

Fresh start: long time Phillip Island resident businessman and former Phillip Island Shire Councillor Stephen Fullarton has helped formed the Phillip Island Stand Alone group to see break away from the Bass Coast Shire and re-establish a new shire on Phillip Island.

PHILLIP Island has dropped a bombshell on Bass Coast Shire Council, with the Stand Alone group reinvigorated in a bid to break away from Bass Coast Shire and re-establish its own local government body. Disgruntled Phillip Island residents are determined to make this work and group member, former Phillip Island Shire councillor Stephen Fullarton of […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Divers saved

Airlifted: two divers were rescued from Wilsons Promontory National Park after their boat drifted away on Friday afternoon. Photo: Nine News Melbourne.

TWO scuba divers were rescued at Wilsons Promontory National Park on Friday. Three people set out in a boat from Inverloch towards Norman Island and Whisky Bay at 2pm. The two divers were in the water for 45 minutes, while a 65 year old man from Wattle Bank stayed in the boat. While the divers […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Car torched

Rapid burn: a paddock bomb, grass and scrub were set alight in Wonthaggi on Sunday.

A CAR was set alight at Wonthaggi on Sunday. The car was used by children as a paddock bomb. They lost control of the car and crashed into the scrub, causing the fire to start. When crews arrived on the scene at Carneys Road, they found the car fully engulfed, and a grass and scrub […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Eleanor has Glasgow in her sights

Up there: Australian high jump champion Eleanor Patterson with coach David Green.

ELEANOR Patterson is just one day away from learning whether or not she will be selected in Australia’s team to contest the Commonwealth Games this year. The 17 year old won the Australian women’s high jump title at the Australian Open Championships in Melbourne on Sunday, defending her 2013 crown. She leapt 1.92m – lower […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Bikies ruled out

No link: police do not believe bikies are related to the influx of the drug ice into Bass Coast and South Gippsland. A State Government report allegedly states bikies supplied drugs and prostitutes to workers during construction of the desalination plant at Wonthaggi. Bikies photos: News Limited.

AN INFLUX of the drug ice into Bass Coast and South Gippsland is unlikely to be linked to a report that bikies were supplying drugs and prostitutes to desal workers at Wonthaggi. Detectives and Bass Coast Shire Council have hosed down the prospect of any connection, saying ice was simply “cheap and easy to get”. […]

April 8th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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.

FARM World is in its 52nd year and is still one of the largest field day events in Australia. It attracts visitors from throughout Victoria, southeast of South Australia and Tasmania and has grown to be Victoria’s largest regional agricultural event, attracting more the 650 exhibitors and 50,000 people through the gates over the four […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Cricket action

A Grade Division One: premiers for 2013-14 are Wonthaggi Workmen’s Cricket Club, L-R back, Mitch Davey (12th), Jacob Thomas, Gav Britt, Ryan Thomas, Dave Britt, Joel Liddle, front, Sam Huitema, Mitch Thomas, Tim Hooper (c), Daniel Turton, Jay Baker and Gavin Bolding.

Leongatha and District Cricket Association grand finals were held on the weekend. Wonthaggi Workmen’s won A Grade Division One by 70 runs over Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak. Wonthaggi Miners accounted for Koonwarra-Leongatha RSL in A Grade Division Two. Workmen’s also took out the B Grade Division One title over OMK. Imperials claimed the B Grade Division […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Centenary just ace


THE Hallston community will commemorate the centenary of the Hallston Tennis Club this Saturday, April 5. Junior tennis will open the party from 11am-1/2pm, followed by a barbecue lunch and then afternoon tea. Posters, old photos, trophies and other memorabilia will be on display in the hall. Hundred of players came through the club over […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

South Gippsland rallies for cancer

Funny hats: these boys from Dumbalk sported weird hats for the Relay For Life. From left, Rory Hanks of Meeniyan, Stuart Bright of Dumbalk and John Phillips of Meeniyan.

SOUTH Gippsland’s Relay for Life was held at the Dumbalk Recreation Reserve on Saturday night and into the dark, finishing at 10am on Sunday. The evening was held in perfect weather with marquees and tents set up around the perimeter of the oval as lap after lap was walked to help fundraise for the cause. […]

April 1st, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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