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Brown’s in hot demand

IMPRESSIVE client growth and a resounding reputation for providing quality stockfeed to Gippsland farmers have resulted in further expansion of Browns Stockfeed. Based in Leongatha, brothers and managing directors Chris and Cameron Brown have continued to develop the bulk stockfeed business to incorporate a rural merchandise store in 2014 and now Browns are pleased to […]

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Landmark’s milestone year

LANDMARK Leongatha is celebrating its first birthday under the ownership of Barry Svenson and Sam Vagg this month. The Horn Street retailer has made waves in South Gippsland agriculture by offering a wide range of premium products to suit every farmer’s needs. Landmark recently nabbed an exclusive deal with Foundation ML to sell its state […]

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Treats for Easter

LEONGATHA residents enjoyed the return of its special Easter guests who roamed the streets delivering chocolate eggs last week. Nola Sneddon and Val Pistrucci grew up in Leongatha and have been distributing eggs in festive costume for the last 35 years. “We were local girls born and raised in Leongatha area and it is always […]

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Crazy hair at Chairo

STUDENTS at Chairo Christian School Leongatha came with their locks specially styled for crazy hair day on Tuesday, March 22. Every student donated a gold coin with funds going towards the Leukaemia Foundation. The most creative hairstyle of each year level received a prize and the Chairo leadership team was congratulated for organising the successful […]

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Athletes motivate youth

KORUMBURRA Secondary College students were treated to an inspirational talk from two professional athletes last Wednesday. Commonwealth Games medallist Anabelle Smith and silver medallist paralympian Leanne del Toso spoke to students about their experiences in sport and study over the years. Ms del Toso represented Australia in wheelchair basketball at the 2012 London Paralympics where […]

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Thousands flock to fair

INVERLOCH Primary School held its 40th Easter fair on Saturday, in a combined event which also celebrated 130 years of the school. The school ground was filled with rides, food and fun activities, which kept the massive crowds entertained for hours. Funds raised from the day will be put towards the construction of a shelter […]

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Business leaders inspire teens

  LEONGATHA Secondary College students got to hear firsthand experiences from local business people at the Beacon speed careers seminar last Tuesday, March 22. Year 10 students listened to 14 business people share their experiences and study pathways to gain a broader understanding of different careers in the community. “This is the fifth year we […]

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Coal Creek eggstremely popular

  MORE than 2000 people hopped into Coal Creek Community Park and Museum on Sunday, to hunt for 1200 Easter eggs hidden around the park. Coal Creek coordinator Rowena Ashley said the event was equal with previous years, in terms of attendance. “It went as well as last year. We also had a really broad […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Poulton cares for cattle

GOOD nursing and quality care from farmers can get downer cows back on their feet. Treating downer cows can be a complex process, but Doctor Phil Poulton PhD of the Tarwin Vet Group has been collating information to help farmers achieve desirable outcomes. After 35 years at Tarwin Vet Group specialising in cattle, Phil has […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Discover the benefits of whole farm planning

FROM April 13, landholders have the opportunity to undertake a six week course in whole farm planning and computerised farm mapping through the FarmPlan21 program. The course is being delivered by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) in partnership with the South Gippsland Landcare Network. FarmPlan 21 is a version of […]

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