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Africa calls on farmer

AN INVERLOCH man has helped give Kenyan orphans a better chance at life by establishing three successful farming businesses. Now he has been asked to repeat his magic in the other African countries of Uganda, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dairy farmer Michael Malone worked with the charity OrphFund to create a […]

March 26th, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Egg-cellent stuff

JUST like the Easter Bunny himself/herself (for who really knows?), Kathryn Salmons has found herself hopping from one place to another in the lead up to the big event. The artist and sign writer has been employed by the Meeniyan Chamber of Commerce to paint Easter Eggs and Easter Bunnies all over the town. “This […]

March 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Indigenous health first

A SOUTH Gippsland medical clinic is leading the way in indigenous health. Leongatha Healthcare is offering a clinic just for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in a bid to improve the health and wellbeing of indigenous people. The clinic opens one afternoon a month at the group’s Inverloch practice. It’s the first of its kind in […]

March 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Bushlea offering’s ‘udder promise’

THE Bushlea Farms sale at Koonwarra attracted a big crowd last Wednesday, as the breeder’s prized Jersey stock went under the hammer. Founded in 1945 by Norman Kuhne, the family-owned enterprise at Koonwarra has a simple philosophy: “Find the most profitable cow and learn to like her.” One thing was clear at the sale: a […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Patterson does it again

TWO titles at the 2013 Australian Junior Athletics Championships last week has given Leongatha’s Eleanor Patterson automatic selection in the Australian team for the World Youth Athletics Championships. With six qualifying performances under her belt already, the win in the Under 18 Women’s High Jump gave the 16 year old the spot. The competition was […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Island surf reserved

THE Phillip Island surfing community celebrated the formal declaration of Victoria’s first National Surfing Reserve at a ceremony at Cape Woolamai Beach on Saturday. Surfing legend Layne Beachley hosted the event and the Minister for Environment and Climate Change and Youth Affairs, Ryan Smith, formally opened the reserve, made up of four sites along Phillip Island’s […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Bendigo Bank returns

THE Meeniyan branch of Bendigo Bank has come back. Nestled next to (and supported by) Brown Wigg, the revitalised banking venture was officially opened last Wednesday, with hard working advocate and unofficial ‘mayor of Meeniyan’ Lindsay Moore invited to cut the ribbon. In 2011 the bank closed after the community fell short in its capital […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Unique art on show

ROD Adams, or ‘R’ as he signs his work, has been producing art work for many years now, but was reluctant to release it to the public. Having finally done so, however, his exhibition Follow me as I walk is on display at Mushroom Gallery in Leongatha for the month of March. Having never studied […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

CFA party recognises own

MEMBERS of the Berrys Creek CFA Brigade were in the mood for a party, with the official opening of their new building on Sunday. Funnily enough, the celebratory cake had no candles at all – a show of commitment, perhaps, to the total fire ban message. While those who attended admired the new digs, the […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Past comes to life

THERE’S no doubt they were built of tougher stuff in the good old days, a fact that was abundantly clear at the Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally last weekend. Old style tractors, steam engines, shearers and horses all did their bit to bring years gone by back to life at the Nyora venue. And […]

March 19th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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