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England awaits Australian class

MIRBOO North identity, Ian Southall is the only Gippslander and one of five Victorians to have been selected as one of 17 Australians to tour England as the Australian Seniors Over 60s cricket team. Better known in the town as an activist for renewable energy he is on the team that will play its English […]

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Speedy sprinter wins gold

CHRISTINE Byrnes’ athletics career is on the fast track. The 15 year old won a gold medal and a national title at the Australian Junior Championships at Sydney’s Olympic Park recently. She competed in the Under 17’s 100 metre sprint and achieved two personal best times during the heat and the final. “The coach was […]

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Patterson Beijing bound

HIGH Jump sensation Eleanor Patterson has gained automatic selection for the 2015 World Championships to be held in Beijing in August after she won her third consecutive Australian Open High Jump title in Brisbane on the weekend. While not the happiest with the height of the jump that won her the title, Eleanor said, “I […]

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Leongatha cyclists up with best in junior experience even

Riders from Mt Gambier, Wangaratta, Echuca-Moama and Shepparton joined with a large contingent from Melbourne clubs to make for a successful 19th Junior Experience weekend for the Leongatha Cycling Club. A large number of riders had their first experience at Open competition. The weekend format of four events on Saturday on closed circuits (time trial, […]

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Venus Bay boys win gold

THE recent Labour Day long weekend saw a keen group of 26 competitors from Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club travel to Warrnambool for the Victorian Junior surf lifesaving titles. There, amongst some 1500 other competitors from around the state, they battled heavy surf, some wild weather and two days of very demanding competition in […]

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Sullivan claims big series win

Former Leongatha junior footballer Matt Sullivan held off strong opposition to claim his first gold medal in this year’s five race Gatorade Triathlon series and as a result he won the series title. He won the title last year in the 15 to 19 years old age group and moved into the 20 to 24 […]

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Top heifers rise by 5 cents/kg

There were approximately 2500 export and 500 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 150 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and operating in a generally firm market. The trade cattle were mixed in quality and sold to firm demand, with the yearling heifers up by 3c to 5c/kg […]

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Funding for farmers

FOURTEEN farmers from the Berrys Creek area attended an information session recently to learn how they can access funding to retain sediment and nutrients on farm. West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority’s land team leader Shayne Haywood said the funding was available through WGCMA’s CORE 4 program. “CORE 4 is about helping farmers reduce production costs […]

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Farm World attracts a crowd

FARM World 2015 proved to be an outstanding success despite inclement weather patterns. With more than 700 exhibitors and crowd numbers up by five per cent on the first day, Warragul’s Lardner Park was buzzing with activity. “It’s an absolute full house and we anticipated a good turn out,” Lardner Park events CEO Mark Cockerell […]

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Timothy stands tall at Chairo

TIMOTHY Piening is the new school captain at Chairo Christian School. After undergoing an interview process and showing excellent behaviour and work ethic, Timothy won the role. “He is an outstanding student who sets an example for his peers and works hard,” principal Lisa Dumicich said. The two primary school captains are Natasha Hibma and […]

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