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Cliff rescue

EMERGENCY services responded after a couple found themselves stranded off a track at Cape Woolamai on Sunday. The couple called triple zero after they found themselves in danger at The Pinnacles off Cape Woolamai at Phillip Island at 11.30am. The pair from Eltham, aged 65 and 58, walked out on the makeshift track to take […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bigger, better rail trail to open soon

WEATHER has delayed the construction of the Black Spur section of the Great Southern Rail Trail between Koonwarra and Meeniyan, but it is expected to be open to the public by mid February. The first two bridges from the Koonwarra end are in place, while the concrete deck of the third bridge needs to be […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Lucky escape

  EMERGENCY services rescued a young woman who was trapped inside an overturned car near Leongatha North yesterday (Monday) morning. Mirboo North Police, Leongatha and Ruby CFA, and Leongatha SES attended the scene on Harveys Road at 9.11am after they received a distress call from the driver. The woman called from within her car and […]

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Firefighters make us proud

VOLUNTEERS firefighters prevented the possibility of a large scale grass fire at Leongatha South on the eve of Australia Day yesterday (Monday). Country Fire Authority volunteers rushed to blaze that burnt the side of Bass Highway and some farmland at Leongatha South, and could have spread further if fanned by wind. Leongatha, Leongatha South and […]

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IGA supports fire brigades

FIRE fighting is a community effort and Michael’s Supa IGA more than plays its part in supporting the CFA. The supermarket’s Community Chest process generated funds to the value of $2907.36 in 2015. On Thursday it presented the Korumburra, Loch, Poowong and Kongwak CFAs with a share of these funds which are in addition to […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Grab free devices and save water

IN the midst of a dry summer, now is a great time to put simple measures in place to save water around the home. Many items are available free of charge from South Gippsland Water. After the lowest spring rainfall on record since the late 1930s, and the combination of little inflow and an increase […]

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Lower prices reflect standard of cattle

There were approximately 2300 export and 700 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 1500 head week on week. There was an almost full field of buyers present and operating in a solid market. Quality was good in the 1400 steers and bullocks, however the young cattle were quite mixed with secondary and plainer cattle […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Youth shine at Dairy Week

THE 17th annual International Dairy Week (IDW) was held from Sunday, January 17 to Thursday, January 21 at Tatura near Shepparton. Locals had plenty of success in this year’s event, particularly in the National Youth Show. During IDW, more than 900 cattle were entered into seven national shows, with breeders and exhibitors from all states […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Meeniyan puts local dairy on the menu

MEENIYAN is a small town with a big reputation as a foodie destination, and its local dairy products are at the heart of its thriving restaurant and café culture. The South Gippsland village, which was named the Legendairy Capital of Gippsland for 2015, is surrounded by farms that export their ‘clean and green’ dairy products […]

January 26th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

AFL stars draw a crowd

INVERLOCH was the centre of the AFL universe on Friday night as punters packed the Community Hub basketball court to hear from some of the sport’s biggest names. Jarryd Roughead, Rob Murphy, Dale Thomas and Mark Thompson were held to account by media jockeys David King and Mark Robinson at the Inverloch-Kongwak Football Netball Club […]

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