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Call for action

GIPPSLANDERS have spoken with their pens, demanding safety on a notorious accident hotspot near Leongatha be addressed. A petition to the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, asking for road safety improvements at Crightons Hill, received 1134 signatures. The hill is on the Strzelecki Highway between Mardan Road and Leongatha-Yarragon Road. The petition was circulated throughout Leongatha […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Cows create careers

DAIRY Australia thanked supporters of Cows Create Careers and celebrated the program’s tenth anniversary with a dinner at the Korumburra Italian Social Club on Wednesday evening. Cows Create Careers is a dairy industry project designed to raise awareness of careers in the dairy industry and to inspire young people to pursue dairy based careers. The […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy Expo wows Korumburra

MORE than 800 people attended the South Gippsland Dairy Expo at Korumburra on Wednesday and Thursday. Dairy farmers and others in the industry browsed displays, while the young ones enjoyed children’s activities and dairy industry businesses showed their wares at pavilions set up around the Korumburra Showgrounds. Devondale Murray Goulburn was the major sponsor while […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Farmers back turbines

THE Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has called on the Federal Government to abolish the Renewable Energy Target (RET), arguing it costs farmers millions of dollars in higher electricity bills. “The RET is simply unsustainable as it forces all of us to pay millions more for electricity to subsidise everything from solar hot water systems to […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Fishy’s garden grows

THE Fish Creek Community Garden was only an idea in 2009 and now is an established community asset that continues to grow. The garden is located alongside the Great Southern Rail Trail, and features several garden beds, trees and artwork. Dreamt up by Nadia Stefani and Jacki Dargaville, the first meeting was held to establish […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Janet Iles turns 100

THE Port Welshpool Maritime Museum is ready to celebrate. The fishing boat Janet Iles is turning 100 and the centenary will start at 10am on October 11. It will be held at the museum on the corner of Townsend and Turnbull streets, Port Welshpool. There will be a bite to eat, live music from harpist […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Lost dogs

INVERLOCH residents have mixed feelings about the potential return of dog walking restrictions. Bass Coast Shire Council banned dogs from Inverloch’s beaches from 9am-6pm from December 2013 until April this year. While dog owners were angry, other residents believed the restrictions helped preserve the environment and made beaches safer for children. However, for Inverloch resident […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

Pirates sail into Coal Creek

COAL Creek was commandeered by pirates on Sunday. Around 700 people joined in the fun of Pirates Day at the Korumburra park, with many dressing up for the occasion. Site coordinator Rowena Ashley said the day was successful, topping last year’s Pirates Day. A best dressed competition was held at the rotunda. The winner of […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Key grand final roles for Leongatha duo

LIKE everyone else, grand final umpire Matt Stevic was surprised at how Saturday’s big game panned out. “Especially given the way the two teams finished the year.” Going into the match, Stevic said the pressure was incredible and the first ten minutes of the game was intense. “The 2012 grand final was an unbelievable game […]

September 30th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Tradeswomen take action

WOMEN took control of the power tools in a tradeswomen workshop at Wonthaggi recently. Led by SALT – standing for Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen – the ladies were given practical experience using basic hand tools and small power tools. The Victorian Government and SALT work to increase women’s participation in non traditional career pathways through […]

September 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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