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Life membership kept in the dark

USUALLY, as secretary of the Leongatha and District Cricket Association (LDCA), Gary Adams knows everything going on but the announcement of his life membership of the LDCA at the annual awards presentation came as a surprise. “I was kept in the dark, it all happened behind the scenes,” he said. Life membership is recognition of […]

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Golfers rush to Leongatha

Bucking the trend of declining memberships across golf clubs, the Leongatha Golf Club is not only luring more golfers, but also attracting more women and junior players. The club now has 570 members, including 142 women and 36 juniors. Twelve months ago, the club had only five juniors. It allows men and women to play […]

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Lions claim Derby

Stony Creek has continued on with its unbeaten start to 2015 after overcoming traditional rivals MDU at the racecourse. The game was a tenacious, even battle of attrition for three quarters, however, the hosts utilising a wind advantage in the final term were able to steady and ran out the game comfortable 34 point winners. […]

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Coastal rates blow revealed

  BASS Coast Shire residents will pay an extra $95 in rates next financial year, after council last week revealed the highest rate increase in Gippsland so far. Rates will rise by 6.3 per cent, with the average rates and charges bill $1693. South Gippsland Shire Council is proposing a 4.9 per cent increase, Latrobe […]

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Ploughmen mark milestone

THE West Gippsland Ploughing Association celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Silver Share ploughing contest and a celebration dinner recently. The Silver Share Contest was held on the property of Greig and Joan Barry at Loch with ploughmen travelling from as far as Cape Otway, Colac and Ballarat. The winner of the conventional section was […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Vote for Jackie

SINGER Jackie Van Velzen is seeking South Gippsland’s support to succeed in a worldwide music competition. The Kardella South performer regularly plays at McCartins Hotel in Leongatha and the Austral Hotel in Korumburra. She has performed at the famed Espy Hotel in St Kilda and this year made Triple J’s Unearthed songlist. Now she is taking […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

Hobby farming – a labour of love

AS South Gippsland’s hobby farmers will tell you, some people are able to make the lives they really want in this special part of the world. Across the region, hobby farmers are motivated to explore diverse interests, raising animals such as alpacas, bees and donkeys, and crops such as berries and saffron. These smaller operations […]

April 28th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Spruiking spuds

WHILE the chips may be down in Thorpdale with a decline in grower numbers and demand for local product, a band of local potato farmers is working hard to put their spuds back on the map. Long time Thorpdale farmer Les Horsfield wants to put South Gippsland potatoes back on the table and is most […]

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Jetty hopes afloat

SUPPORTERS of the Port Welshpool Long Jetty believe it should be restored, even if that is dependent on elusive federal funding. They have refused to abandon the project and advocate for funding allocated to it to be used for other purposes. McMillan MP Russell Broadbent said the jetty was still a priority for him. “Securing […]

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O’Brien: “It’s Korumburra’s turn”

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien said Korumburra Secondary College is not getting its fair share. He visited Korumburra on Tuesday, April 21, calling on the State Government to provide funding so Korumburra Secondary College can complete its redevelopment. “Pretty much all the other secondary colleges in Gippsland South have been done,” Mr O’Brien said. The […]

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