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Brooke wins national dairy study tour

A WONTHAGGI woman is among four graduates to be trained by some of Australia’s leading dairy manufacturers, as a part of Dairy Australia’s 2014 Manufacturing Scholarship program. For the next two months, Brooke Smith will be working with dairy industry experts to learn about the relevant aspects of dairy manufacturing. She and others will spend up […]

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Field day a big hit

NOTMAN Pasture Seeds held a farm field day at Poowong last Wednesday, which attracted more than 400 farmers and featured a guest appearance from long distance runner Steve Moneghetti. Adam Fisher from Notman Pasture Seeds said the field day went well. “The objectives of the day were to make sure we got leading farmers and […]

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Batting for ’Burra

KORUMBURRA Business Association held its first general meeting for the year last Wednesday night. “The Korumburra Business Association is about building a network of a support,” association president David Amor said. “The stronger the business community is in the town, the stronger everyone is. “That is why we encourage all Korumburra businesses, big and small, […]

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Crightons Hill crash catastrophe

  A FATAL collision at Crightons Hill at Leongatha has prompted a call for roadworks to reduce the risk of future accidents. A man was killed following a three car collision at the danger spot, just north of Leongatha on the Strzelecki Highway on Saturday afternoon. Police believe a four wheel drive travelling to Mirboo […]

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Dog confession

DOGS remain banned from Inverloch beaches 9am to 6pm until April, despite Bass Coast Shire Council’s admission it could have surveyed beach users more thoroughly before trialling the ban. Mayor Cr Neil Rankine read a statement at the start of last Wednesday’s council meeting at the Wonthaggi council chambers. “It is clear to us now […]

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cape slug

  THE Cape Paterson area special charge scheme, with an average cost per household of $10,000 to $20,000, will be declared on July 16 unless more than 50 per cent of affected households object. Bass Coast Shire Council last Wednesday voted in favour of the public notice of “intention to declare a special charge scheme”. […]

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Unhappy holidays

THE tourism sector is split over a plan by South Gippsland Shire Council to attract more visitors. Council is proposing to promote free camping sites around the municipality to lure the rapidly growing motorhome market, as part of its draft Recreational Vehicle (RV) Strategy. Council wants to promote Franklin River Reserve at Toora, Bass Valley […]

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Call for courage

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has been accused of taking the easy option in reviewing rates. Council’s discussion paper Rating Strategy 2014-2018 is now out for public consultation, and proposes increasing commercial and industrial rates, while giving farmers a large discount. Former shire councillor Ross Svenson wants farm differential rates scrapped, and farmers charged the same […]

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Peter Hall to quit politics

EASTERN Victoria MLC Peter Hall will quit politics at the November election. He announced his intention to not re-contest the seat last Thursday evening. “After more than 25 years as the Member for Gippsland Province and more recently Eastern Victoria Region, I feel that it is time I give more of my time to family […]

February 24th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Broadway delivers comedy, drama

AN ENGAGING and diverse night of entertainment in a fresh and innovative way was right on locals’ doorstep on the weekend. Wonthaggi Theatrical Group built on the success of last year’s Bend It Like Broadway concert to deliver a brand new show using the premise of role-reversal of well-known Broadway numbers as well as comical […]

February 18th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

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