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Triumph for trouble intersection

LANCE Creek and district residents were thrilled to hear the Bass Coast Shire Council and VicRoads are taking action on the dangerous intersection of Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, West Creek Road and Glen Alvie Road. Council has identified the dangers of the intersection due to serious accidents over the years, the most recent occuring on October 13 […]

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Island expo attracts thousands

THE Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo took place at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday and Sunday with a total attendance over the two days of 2,340. Circuit managing director Fergus Cameron said “overall the feedback we are getting is that for the first year it was a great farm expo. The site […]

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

Free trade a big plus

FREE trade between Australia and China could mean an increase in farmgate prices for dairy farmers and more demand for beef, sheep meat, wine and other horticultural produce. The recently announced free trade agreement (FTA) with China will mean a wind down on tariffs on many agricultural products. Dairy industry leaders have welcomed the FTA […]

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

Cows crowned in challenge

ANOTHER successful Semex on farm challenge was held in October, with more than 200 cows entered from 21 farms spread right across South Gippsland. The Holstein Friesian Association of Victoria South Gippsland Sub Branch held the presentation night in October in Inverloch. This year, the judge was Glen Gordon of Gorebro Holsteins from Cohuna. The […]

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Helping hand for wildlife

KOONWARRA’S Jacqui Walsh has been a wildlife carer for 14 years, devoting much of her time to rehabilitating injured or orphaned native animals and birds. Jacquie found herself constantly stopping on the roadside, checking the pouches of animals that had fallen victim to the traffic. There weren’t a lot of carers around then, so Jacqui […]

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Milpara leader calls it a day

SANDRA Webster said for the first nine months her feet won’t touch the ground. Once they do, she will, she has no doubt, be back at Milpara Community House taking advantage of some of the courses on offer. Mrs Webster has run Milpara House for 28 years but retires in a month. She is particularly […]

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Dogs banned from three beaches

BASS Coast Shire Council has banned dogs from three areas of Inverloch beach during summer daytimes, in spite of the fact its Domestic Animal Management Advisory Committee (DAMAC) recommended only two no dog areas. Council advised council officers had chosen to deviate from DAMAC’s recommendations. “Final officer recommendations are based on the community recommendations and […]

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

Brown becomes mayor

DESPITE three councillors indicating a desire to be Bass Coast mayor, in the end Cr Bradley Drew and 2014 mayor Cr Neil Rankine did not stand and Cr Kimberley Brown was nominated and installed as mayor unopposed. The 2014 deputy mayor and councillor for McHaffie Ward Cr Brown was chosen at the statutory meeting in […]

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

Backflip on pool

BUOYED by the overwhelming endorsement of the Mirboo North pool by the OurSay survey, the Friends of the Mirboo North pool have gone on the offensive. In a major turnaround of fortunes, previously faced with possible closure of the pool, the group is now seeking assistance with a $2.8 million project. The “Friends” released a […]

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

Funding sought for showgrounds

MEMBERS of the Korumburra Agricultural and Pastoral Society are appealing for emergency funding from the South Gippsland Shire Council. Following the purchase of a block of land from Auddino’s First National’s Korumburra Saleyards auction on October 31, the A and P Society is in need of funds for parking and traffic management. The land was […]

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