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Chicken business far from paltry

MIRBOO Pastured Poultry is a small commercial chicken operation growing free range, pasture fed birds mainly for farmers markets. Run by Ilan Goldman, the property on Nicholls Road produces around 200 meat birds a month, raised from day old and processed at eight to 11 weeks of age. The chickens are sent to the abbatoir […]

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Luke’s grass is greener

SOMETIMES it takes an outsider to show us just how good we have it at home. Three years ago, Englishman Luke Cockman left behind a teaching career in Essex to start a new life in South Gippsland with his Australian partner Lucy. Looking for a career change, the 27 year old tried his hand at […]

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Dairy’s healthy diagnosis

ASK A medical student about an injured calf and they would normally tell you to roll up your trouser leg. On a recent visit to a Gippsland dairy farm, however, a select group of prospective doctors were examining calves of a different type and learning about farm-related health issues. The on-farm initiative is part of […]

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Residents slam dog inaction

INVERLOCH resident Joan Lucas believes the consultation sessions regarding dogs on beaches are absurd. She is not alone in her view, with many other residents believing the process is a waste of money. Bass Coast Shire council in many people’s views, have gone a complete circle on the dog issue and, many thousands of dollars […]

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Fifty years of history

HISTORY took centre stage at the Leongatha Historical Society on Sunday, October 12. Foundation president, John Murphy was invited to cut the cake at the Society’s 50th birthday celebrations. President Robert Sage welcomed members and friends to the lunchtime party set among historic memorabilia at the society’s museum at the Mechanics Institute. Among the guests […]

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Timor solution for Steve Evans

FORMER South Gippsland Water managing director Steve Evans has been working to develop drainage and sanitation infrastructure in Timor since July, 2013. There are a quarter of a million people living in Dili with no sewerage infrastructure other than septic tanks and seepage pits. The city floods regularly during the wet season. “There was a […]

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Money flows for children’s hub

IN what was described as a “momentous day” for Korumburra last Friday, October 10, Deputy Premier Peter Ryan announced a State Government grant of $1.6 million dollars towards the new Integrated Children’s Centre planned for the town. “I have often thought about this day and wondered how it would feel and I can tell you […]

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Dodgy deals

DRUG activity is causing Inverloch parents to worry. While police have said they are unaware of any drug increase, some members of the community claim the Inverloch skate park is a meeting point for drug dealers. Mother of two Caroline Allen said she has heard of it happening between adult dealers and the high school […]

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All systems go at Koonwarra

KOONWARRA CFA was the latest in the district to open its new facilities with the formal unveiling of a spacious station and the official handing over of keys to its new truck, by the Deputy Premier Peter Ryan on Sunday, October 12. With a State Government Rural Fire Stations Upgrade program grant of $220,000 and […]

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