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Fish Creek hang on against MDU

FISH Creek managed to hang on for a hard fought three point win in the second elimination final against a fast finishing MDU on Sunday at Foster. A couple of changes to both sides in the lead up and with Fish Creek winning the home and away season clash convincingly, the Kangaroos went in warm […]

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All eyes on Eleanor

LEONGATHA’S Eleanor Patterson begins her assault on the women’s high jump World Championship in Beijing from 11.35am this Thursday, August 27. Thursday is the qualifying competition and if Eleanor can get through qualifying she’ll then compete in the final set down for 8.30pm this Saturday, August 29. Eleanor, 19, the current Commonwealth Games Gold medalist, […]

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Parrots’ forward has the spark

JAKE Best is the Gippsland Football Netball League’s leading goalkicker this season. He has 76 goals with one home and away game to go. With the Parrots season likely to run deep into the finals, chances are the Leongatha full forward, at 25 years old, could cap off his season by kicking 100 goals. That […]

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Newhaven showcases Island wonders

  ISLAND Dreaming, the latest production staged by Newhaven College Middle School last Wednesday night, took the audience on an exhilarating romp around Phillip Island.   The wonders of Phillip Island and its diverse flora and fauna were revealed by Katie the Koala, expertly played by Charlotte Brewis who led the two visiting Melbourne children […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment | Read More »

Glen Alvie truffles unearthed

WHEN Glen Alvie’s Neville Chapman harvested his first truffle in 2008, he knew there had to be more he could do to guarantee further success in the field. In recent years, leading up to his most recent harvest, Mr Chapman tweaked the system which has resulted in 130gm finds. Growing truffles is not always an […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

SES ready to respond

THE sinking fisherman was desperate for help. As his boat disappeared into Anderson Inlet, he dialled 000 to contact emergency services, only to be told by the operator he required the State Emergency Service (SES) and would need to call another number. Holding his phone above the water, he explained the urgency of his situation. […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Yearling heifers drop by 30 cents/kg

A reduction in numbers yarded saw 300 trade, 400 steers and bullocks, 650 cows and 40 bulls penned, with most of the regular buyers present. Quality was mostly plain to average, with the exception of some pens of good quality grown steers. Prices were generally cheaper for most weights and grades. The trade draft was […]

August 25th, 2015 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Arts centre to be revamped

  THE Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre is due for a makeover. An exciting public consultation session will be held tonight (August 25) to discuss the future of arts in Bass Coast. “We are undertaking a business study to find out what we can do to give the arts centre a lift,” Bass Coast Shire […]

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Schools shine in national test

SECONDARY students in South Gippsland are achieving high, according to the results of the national education test, NAPLAN or National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy. A comparison of South Gippsland Secondary College in Foster, Wonthaggi Secondary College, Korumburra Secondary College, Mirboo North Secondary College, Leongatha Secondary College and Mary MacKillop Regional Catholic College, showed results […]

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Beef well done

WARATAH Bay beef producers Brad and Irene Gale received the prestigious Great Southern Beef Supplier of the Year Award from JBS Australia recently. The JBS award acknowledges elite suppliers to the Great Southern program, the leading livestock farm assurance program in Australia. They were rewarded with a four wheel motorbike, which Mr Gale said was […]

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