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Football fallout

THE Alberton Football Netball League could be left in turmoil after a call for the eastern clubs to ‘fight for the future’ of the smaller clubs and communities. Toora and District Football Club last week sent a letter to the committees of the original Alberton clubs voicing their concern at the considerable difference between the […]

July 9th, 2013 | Posted in News | Read More »

Biological farming returns rewards

AN unconventional approach to dairy farming is paying off for Koonwarra farmers, Shawn and Tracey Hollingworth. They have adopted a biological system to keeping their cattle healthy and happy, but it is not the only unusual aspect of their farming methods. The Hollingworths moved to South Gippsland from Kerang in 2009, to a leased 800 […]

July 9th, 2013 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers’ hopes rise

GIPPSLAND farmer sentiment remains subdued across South Gippsland, as the late autumn rains did little to alleviate the dry conditions prevailing across much of the region. Rabobank regional manager for Gippsland Scott Price said there is cautious optimism starting to emerge among Gippsland’s dairy farming community. “This is because they can see the commodity prices […]

July 9th, 2013 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Driver crashes

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Prom campaign mooted

A STICKER campaign will be launched in a bid to stop commercial development in Wilsons Promontory National Park. The Friends of the Prom and the Prom Campers Association oppose the State Government’s move to allow development in national parks, including the Prom. Legislation allowing 99 year development leases in the state’s most important parks was […]

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Save yourself on roads

IT’S a simple idea that is starting to gain momentum, thanks in large part to a recent radio interview with Neil Mitchell on 3AW. Bass Coast Highway Patrol Sergeant Jason Hullick has come up with a very different road safety campaign. It stands in stark contrast to the bleak and bloody ones that have become […]

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Meeniyan CFA celebrates

YOU wouldn’t find a happier group of people than the members of the Meeniyan CFA. And why not? With a brand new state-of-the-art building at their disposal, things are certainly look bright for the future. Built by Leongatha building experts Considine and Johnston, Meeniyan’s HQ is something very special. The official opening of the building […]

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Leading teacher dies

IRVING Stephens, the resourceful and innovative principal of Leongatha Technical School, has died at the age of 80. His friend Vic Rowlands described him as “one of the most significant figures in state education of his era”. Mr Stephens joined the tech school staff in 1972, was its acting principal between 1974 and 1977, and […]

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Good on you Ashley

WONTHAGGI CFA 4th lieutenant Ashley England has been nominated for an outstanding bravery award because of his quick thinking during an accident at the Dalyston Mud Run in January. He was among the onlookers watching the run when he saw a vehicle nose dive into the crowd, hitting a man and three children. His CFA […]

July 9th, 2013 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Saskwatch hits Glastonbury

MELBOURNE band Saskwatch has just completed one of their biggest musical steps, after playing at the Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom. The nine piece band includes former local Robert Muinos on guitar. Muinos is a former South Gippsland and Leongatha secondary colleges student and has had a great involvement with the South Gippsland Schools […]

July 9th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

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