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Meeniyan treatment plant opened

THE Meeniyan Wastewater Treatment Scheme and Wetlands was officially opened today by Deputy Premier and member for Gippsland South, Peter Ryan. The $6.2 million project commenced in 2009 and has been completed with the strong support of the local community under the guidance of the Sewer Meeniyan Action Committee, or SMAC. The project received $640,000 […]

September 27th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Expo draws farmers

THE Annual South Gippsland Dairy Expo was buzzing with activity today (Wednesday). Sunshine brought crowds to the Korumburra Showgrounds to see more than 130 exhibitors involved with agriculture, from farm machinery to genetics and everything in between. Milk processing company representatives went head-to-head in a hands on milking competition with Dale Lang coming out on […]

September 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Old Stars online

AS well as having up-to-date news on the Great Southern Star’s website, old news is available online too. The copies of the Great Southern Star ranging from 1914 to 1918 will soon be able to be viewed using the website Trove. Before now, the website was lacking in newspapers from the South Gippsland area. Around […]

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Ahoy there! Pirate treasure discovered

TREASURE hunts, sell out magic shows, pirate battles and prizes were just some of the highlights of the fabulous Pirate Day hosted by the Coal Creek Community Park and Museum at Korumburra on Sunday. People came from Melbourne and all around Gippsland to attend. Coal Creek turned on a great day out and while rain […]

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Landcare honours finest achievers

LANDCARE members were honoured for outstanding service at the South Gippsland Landcare Network’s annual meeting recently. Twelve gold certificates were presented for 20–25 years’ service, 18 silver presented for 15-19 years’ service and 44 bronze for 10-14 years’ service. Conservatively, this equates to more than 1000 years’ service for the people honoured. With many of […]

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Just ring for work advice

THE Gippsland labour landscape is set to change with the creation of the Dairy Workforce Project. To be launched at this week’s South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra, the project will provide Gippsland dairy farmers and farm workers with support ranging from workplace relations, education and job availability. Kylie Barry, who will co-ordinate the project, […]

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Rusty Windmill opening excites

LEONGATHA’S newest cafe opened to a buzz of coffee lovers and lunch-goers last Thursday. The Rusty Windmill, opened by Shareena Boyd, was overwhelmed by customers when doors first opened at 11am. “The first 20 minutes were chaotic!” she laughed. “But I think it went quite well. We got a fair few people through the door […]

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Leo vies for board spot

THE Murray Goulburn Gippsland director elections opened on September 17, in which several South Gippsland farmers are vying for board positions. One candidate, Leo Argento from Wooreen said the dairy industry is very important, both to the local community and to the Australian economy, but he is concerned about its future. It is Mr Argento’s […]

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Milpara awards Nicki

MILPARA Community House held its 21st annual general meeting recently. More than 40 people attended the event at the Austral Hotel in Korumburra. President John Davies opened the meeting acknowledging traditional owners of the land and welcoming guests, past members, tutors, staff and volunteers. Whilst business was conducted a lovely two course dinner was enjoyed […]

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Roughead confident of Hawks’ flag

HAWTHORN footballer Jarryd Roughead said the Hawks’ experienced teamlist will be an asset heading into this Saturday’s AFL grand final against Sydney. Roughead said the club’s current players have more football behind them than the 2008 premiership side. “We were a little bit lucky in 2008 but we fell away in 2009 and 2010, and […]

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

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