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Care for cows to lift returns

WHEN it comes to on-farm demonstrations, it doesn’t get much more hands-on than last Wednesday’s Young Dairy Development Day at Fish Creek. Hoof expert Penny Cooper, from All State Bovine Hoof Trimming, grappled with grumpy and footsore cows as she showed South Gippsland farmers the tricks of the trimming trade. A fascinated audience at Paul […]

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Rowers return home to relax

ROWERS Cameron McKenzie-McHarg and Drew Ginn have arrived home after a rewarding Olympic Games in London. Both rowers were part of the big welcome home parade at Federation Square, Melbourne last Wednesday. Drew was part of the successful men’s four which won silver whilst Cameron’s men’s eight crew missed a medal by a split second. […]

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Parrots pumped

By Kate Pellicano BILLED as the clash of the round, the night game between the top two sides Leongatha and Sale was an absolute fizzer. In front of Leongatha’s home crowd expectations were high but Leongatha was humiliated, failing to score a major for the whole match. Leongatha’s 0.10.10 against Sale on Saturday night was […]

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School snub

WONTHAGGI Secondary College barred Bass MLA Ken Smith from attending a school event he organised and sponsored. Mr Smith was to attend the secondary college’s McBride Campus career expo last Friday, which he designed as annual event to link up school leavers with potential employers. But an Australian Education Union (AEU) ban on State Government […]

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RSL wins top award

PHILLIP Island RSL has won the 2012 SuperPages Bass Coast Business of the Year Award announced at the gala presentation dinner on Friday night. Bass Coast mayor Cr Veronica Dowman said the judges were impressed by the Phillip Island RSL’s detailed business and marketing plans. “I’d like to congratulate the Phillip Island RSL, all our […]

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Council faces financial loss

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council stands to lose money as a result of zoning changes proposed by the State Government. Planning work already undertaken at significant cost to councils could be made redundant as a result of draft zones announced by Victorian Planning Minister Matthew Guy recently. Council has asked Deputy Premier and Gippsland South MLA […]

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Prom not at risk: Ryan

DEPUTY Premier Peter Ryan has dismissed concerns about private development in national parks as “groundless”. Hotels could be built at Wilsons Promontory National Park, after the State Government last week revealed it would allow “environmentally sensitive” development in parks. The decision was made in response to the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission’s (VCEC) final report […]

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Caution over gas moratorium

CAMPAIGNERS have been underwhelmed by a State Government pledge to impose a moratorium on new coal seam gas licenses and approvals for fracking. The ban, announced by Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, would see a hold on the issuing of all new exploration licenses for coal seam gas until the upcoming national framework proposals have been […]

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Teachers revel in Africa

AFTER years teaching in secondary schools, moving to a primary classroom is difficult, let alone if it’s on the other side of the world. Peter and Dianne Biggins however took up the challenge and have recently returned from six months of teaching in the African country of Zambia. “It’s a bit of a shock teaching […]

August 28th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Road funding plummets

STATE Government funding for roads maintenance has been slashed by about 60 per cent. While the government spent almost $11.8 million on resurfacing country roads in 2011-12, the projected figure for 2012-13 has dropped to just $4.3 million. The drop in road resurfacing targets, released in the state budget, are explained as a “prioritisation towards […]

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