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Farm sales tipped to rise

FARM sales are gaining pace despite low commodity prices and the high Australian dollar casting an air of caution over buyers. Real estate agents reported some sales in recent months but predominantly little enquiry from buyers. Vendors have reduced prices compared to 18 months ago just to secure sales. Elders is expecting to sell three […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Exports lucrative, yet risky

CALF exporting can be risky but profitable and Noel Gregg is benefiting from the market. The Poowong North farmer is making the most of his 96 acres, exporting more than 300 calves to China in the last year. After giving up milking when he reached the age of retirement around six years ago, Noel wanted […]

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RACV, winery win tourism awards

TWO South Gippsland businesses have won at the 2012 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. They are RACV Inverloch Resort and Waratah Hills Vineyard in Fish Creek. The awards were presented during a glittering night at Crown Palladium Melbourne, in front of more than 1000 industry representatives. Waratah Hills won the Minister’s Encouragement Award and the RACV […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Design tour reveals gems

SOUTH Gippsland’s architectural gems were shown off to the public last Sunday as part of the Meeniyan Art Gallery’s Design Tour. Gallery chairman, Lindsay Moore, said the day was very successful, with around 50 people taking part in the tour and visiting four properties, one in Meeniyan, two in Fish Creek and one at Waratah. […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Family fun at SES open day

THE Victorian State Emergency Service Leongatha unit held its annual open day on Saturday. Members of the crew were on hand to answer any questions and to demonstrate all aspects of SES work to interested community members. Leongatha unit controller, Tony Lindhard said the open day is important as the emergency services need to be […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Ticked off – Teachers’ industrial action backfires

PARENTS at the Inverloch/Kongwak Primary School are so outraged their children will not receive written reports this year, one family has already pulled their students out of the school. The parent, who didn’t wish to be identified, has enrolled her children at another school because of the stance taken by the teachers. The latest action […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

VCAT to decide CFA site

THE VCAT hearing into the Country Fire Authority’s wish to build a multi-million dollar new fire station in Bair Street, Leongatha will be heard on January 21 and 22. The hearings will be at VCAT’s King Street offices in Melbourne. That doesn’t please some Leongatha business owners who would prefer a local setting. A VCAT […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Forget the net, shop locally

LOCAL businesses may start to disappear along with employment opportunities as Christmas shoppers turn to the internet. With only a month left to buy gifts, Leongatha traders are asking people to support the businesses that support the community this year, rather than shopping online. Business owners and operators believe if people stop supporting local businesses, […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Railway station marks centenary

THE Wonthaggi railway station celebrated 100 years in style on Saturday, at the Apex Park complex in Wonthaggi. The celebrations were also used to launch the book Memories of Wonthaggi: The Town That Refused To Die! Jenny Churchill, arts and leisure manager at Bass Coast Shire Council said the ‘I Remember’ project started as a […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Secrets not welcome

TOWERS up to 50m high will soon be erected across South Gippsland and no one seemed to know, until now. South Gippsland Shire councillors were last Wednesday briefed about the network of 16 wireless internet towers to be built across the shire. Of those, 13 will be standalone towers and two – at Ruby and […]

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

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