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Sunny support for the Prom

ALL OF Wilsons Promontory’s glory was on display for the nation this morning when the Today Show broadcast live from Tidal River. Weatherman Steve Jacobs camped the night, strolled along the beach, had a go at ocean canoeing and fossicked with Parks Victoria rangers throughout the morning, while Mt Dandenong Primary School students also starred […]

February 16th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured,News | Read More »

Show survives wet weather

THE 177th Korumburra Show was fun for all over the weekend, despite poor weather forcing organisers to cancel all horse events on Sunday. The Korumburra Agricultural and Pastoral Society reported a successful show in spite of the adverse weather conditions on Saturday. With the recreation reserve grounds already fairly wet and insufficient grass coverage, the […]

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Ryan reveals funding

SOUTH Gippsland will receive over $160,000 of flood recovery funding from the State Government to go towards repairs throughout the shire. Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan MP visited Fish Creek, Foster and Corner Inlet last Friday to make a number of announcements. His first port of call was the Fish Creek Recreation […]

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Table for 200? Red Cross is catering

TWO hundred people can be fed at the drop of a hat, thanks to foresight by volunteers at Tarwin Lower. Members of the Red Cross unit have emergency catering boxes filled with plates, water containers and other supplies to feed masses of people left stricken in the event of a disaster. There is even dishwashing […]

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Tourism drawcard re-opened

THE Grand Ridge Rail Trail officially re-opened on Friday after it was severely impacted by the January 2009 Delburn Complex fire. Morwell MLA Russell Northe, representing Deputy Premier Peter Ryan MP and Ryan Smith, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, cut the ribbon at one of two 66 metre steel span bridges installed along the […]

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Come one, come all to childrens centre

LEONGATHA Children’s Centre has accepted its whole new batch of three-year-old kinder students after years of having to turn some away. The new buildings at the centre have meant a greater number of children have been able to enrol. Over 150 families use the Leongatha Children’s Centre on a permanent basis, with plenty more casually. […]

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Time for a festa!

THE annual Saint Paul’s Festa is on again in Mirboo North this Sunday, February 19. Organisers are urging locals to flock to the 46th event as they try to keep their exciting tradition alive. The festa involves four separate entertainment features: the morning mass and procession, afternoon entertainment, auction and dinner dance. The procession following […]

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Dairy Australia faces levy battle

AN unimpressed group of dairy farmers turned out for Victoria’s first session of Dairy Australia’s Levy Poll forums at the Leongatha RSL on Wednesday. The group of around 15 farmers was visibly upset with the governing body, arguing for more choice in the levy poll. Dairy Australia is now offering either a 10 or 15 […]

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

700 ride at Powlett River

WITH over 700 entries for the weekend, there was a 6.30am start both days at the Powlett River Campdraft at the weekend. Local cattle (250 head) which were kindly donated by Jeff and Jenny Beveridge were walked in on Thursday afternoon, and for the Sunday Open there were some “resident bullocks” brought in from off […]

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Rural News,Sport | Read More »

Young gun wins Challenge

SAN Remo’s 27th annual Channel Challenge attracted 511 competitors, and first time competitor Ben Anderson, 16,  of Cheltenham won the award-winning event on Saturday. Ben recorded the fastest time, 11.49 seconds for the 550metre swim and two kilometre run event, winning the Junior Male section and was awarded the overall winner after a nervous wait […]

February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

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