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Free bush dance at Meeniyan

MEENIYAN will host a free bush dance for members of the farming community and the broader community this Saturday night, July 2. Backed by the South Gippsland Shire, the UDV and GippsDairy, the event has been organised by Middle Tarwin sharefarmers Esther and Jonathan Hofman. Esther, a 24 year old farmer and local nurse, told […]

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Spargo has seen the highs and lows

ALEX Scott and Staff’s livestock manager Greg Spargo is retiring after more than 48 years in the industry. After following his father’s footsteps into the industry, he started at the pig and calf Monday markets which don’t exist anymore. “I just kept going from there. Years of service gets you up there,” he said. Throughout […]

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Cows dominate yarding

There were approximately 1750 export and 300 young cattle penned representing an increase of 580 head week on week. There was a full field of buyers present and competing in a dearer prime sale while the 1000 cows sold to mixed results. Quality was good in the limited selection of prime while cows made up […]

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Bass Coast backs healthy lifestyles

BASS Coast Shire Council distributed $63,750 worth of grants to community groups last week. Thirty-six recipients were invited to celebrate their success at the Kilcunda Community Hall. Mayor Cr Jordan Crugnale said 10 sport and recreation applications were among those supported. “Two of these projects support new activities, especially aimed at keeping young girls and […]

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Hard slog falls Parrots’ way

IN heavy conditions at Leongatha, the Parrots found a way to win after being challenged all the way by Traralgon. In a battle of the defences, Leongatha got up by just three points, winning 6.5.41 to Traralgon’s 5.8.38 in a good contest under trying conditions. Traralgon had chances to win the game and had a […]

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Sea Eagles continue domination

STONY Creek travelled to Inverloch-Kongwak in what was sure to be a great match after both teams reaped big wins in the weekend before the Round 13 showdown. Meeting on a slippery pitch after heavy rain both teams knew it was going to be a rough game from the get go, with a wind favouring […]

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Teens to beautify Wonthaggi

ENDING tagging and encouraging art was the message at the Wonthaggi’s Chisholm TAFE last Wednesday. Year 11 and 12 VCAL students discussed better ways to manage graffiti as a part of a collaborative anti graffiti project with Bass Coast Shire Council, Wonthaggi Police, Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association and Chisholm Institute. The project included researching […]

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Netball champ in the making

ONE of Leongatha’s young gun netballers, Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College student Taylah Brown has been selected in the School Sport Victoria team. Playing in the 15 years and under section, Taylah is one of just 12 girls chosen from across the state, out of over 300 hopefuls. In her first foray into netball at […]

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Tigers outbomb ladder rivals

MIRBOO North has replaced Yallourn Yallourn North in second position on the Mid Gippsland ladder after tenaciously defeating the Bombers by 12 points at George Bates Reserve on Saturday. Champion rover, Barrie Burnett, led YYN through a large personalized red and black banner, to commemorate his 250th game for the Bombers. Mirboo North promoted Tom […]

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Salvo’s donations dumped

PILES of donations left to ruin in last week’s heavy rainfall had volunteers at Leongatha’s Salvation Army thrift shop feeling heartbroken. Between closing time at 4.30pm on Thursday night and opening at 9am on Friday morning, donations were left scattered around the donation bins and were destroyed by the weather. Volunteer June Calder was dismayed […]

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