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Jetset offers incredible European deal

THE unforgettable APT Europe river cruises for 2015 will be at 2014 prices until April 15 at Jetset Leongatha. Featuring fantastic new Super Deals, the launch of the Europe River Cruising Preview brochure for 2015 offers greater choice and greater savings than ever before. Experience the heart of European countries along iconic rivers including the […]

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Woorayl Lodge to rebuild at new site

LEONGATHA is closer to having a new, one stop, multi-million dollar aged care home on the edge of town. Woorayl Lodge is seeking to build on the corner of the South Gippsland Highway and Boags Road, south of the hospital. The existing lodge in McCartin Street is landlocked and unable to expand and service the […]

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Launch helps you lend a hand

FANCY helping out in the community? Then a new brochure launched by the South Gippsland Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Leongatha last Thursday could be for you. The Volunteering in South Gippsland brochure gives an overview of volunteering opportunities throughout the region: caring for people, wildlife and the environment, assisting during emergency situations, becoming involved with […]

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Pioneer honoured at Kongwak

WHEN the major renovation works at Pioneer Park in Kongwak are launched this month, former Korumburra Shire councillor and president Stan Miles will be honoured. The reserve owes its existence to the foresight of Stan, who in the early 1970s was responsible for the land being retained as a council reserve, a memorial to the […]

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Art inspires happiness

WONTHAGGI North Primary School has the happiest art students. A five week drawing course under the guidance of art teacher Joy McKaige has developed the children’s talents from stereotypical stick figures to figures with proportion and detail. The whole school used the song Happy by Pharrell Williams to inspire their artwork. The lessons were aimed […]

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History relived

THE theatrical piece A Question of Honour was played in Coal Creek’s court house over the weekend. All three performances at the Korumburra venue attracted full audiences. The show featured a story about two periods of conflict in Korumburra’s history: the mining industry and the story of the Coal Creek Historical Park and Museum. This […]

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Pear party fun at Toora

THE Friends of the Toora Heritage Pear Orchard committee held its third annual Pear Party at the heritage orchard on Sunday. The day was a great success, despite the ongoing threat of rain throughout the day. Friend’s group committee member Meryl Agars said the day featured plenty of things to see and do for all […]

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Past comes alive

THE Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rally was held at Morrison Park in Nyora at the weekend, showcasing tractors, working horses and old fashioned machinery. Originally held in 1991 as a one off farming display, its popularity at that first event was enough to prompt a repeat event in 1993. Up until 2004, the rally […]

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Farmers’ chance to play

WINDMILL Ag held its annual ride and drive day at Stony Creek last Wednesday, showcasing the new 6000 series of John Deere tractors. Leongatha South Windmill Ag dealer principal Travers Scott said the ride and drive days are held each year, for both the Leongatha and Maffra dealerships. “It was a good day. We had […]

March 18th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Silage waste wrapped up

THERE’S only one downside to a bumper growing season – what to do with all that plastic wrap once the silage has been fed to the cows? Rather than sending it straight to landfill, local councils have made it easier for farmers to recycle the used plastic in a cost effective and efficient manner. Dairy […]

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