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Governor welcomed by Nature Parks

IT’S a long way from Government House to Antarctica, however The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria and Mr Anthony Howard QC enjoyed a virtual journey to the remote continent as they experienced the exciting new Antarctic Journey attraction at the Nobbies on Tuesday evening (October 17). Phillip Island Nature Parks chair Jeff Floyd […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Halloween fun at Coal Creek

BE ready for spooky fun at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum, Korumburra, this Saturday, October 29. Ghouls, monsters and things creepy crawly will take over the park for the annual Halloween event from 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Be impressed by free activities, including a fire twirler, Disney villains, Spooktacular, apple bobbing, snake busters, monster bash […]

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Teens run pop-up shop

THERE was a new shop in Leongatha but only for last week. Students at Education Centre Gippsland ran a pop-up shop in the former surfwear store at the corner of Peart and Bruce streets, with proceeds going to youth homelessness. Boys and girls sold artwork, upcycled furniture, screenprinted t-shirts and picture frames they have made […]

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Thunder on a roll

SPECKLE Park bull Fish Creek Farm Thunderstruck L1 won the junior interbreed bull show against 55 other bulls at the Royal Geelong Show recently. Owned by Jason and Sarah Keays from Fish Creek, Thunderstruck is the first speckle park bull to achieve that feat at Geelong. Thunderstruck also won junior bull and grand champion bull […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Expo inspires dairy farmers

DAIRY farmers from across the region have used the South Gippsland Dairy Expo to access information and resources to improve their farm business. GippsDairy reported high numbers of farmers enquiring about extension programs that are currently being offered in the region. The ongoing Taking Stock program, which offers farmers fully funded three to four hour […]

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On board with GippsDairy

JINDIVICK farm business management consultant Dan Armstrong and Maffra veterinarian Richard Shephard were appointed to the GippsDairy board at the annual general meeting on October 13. The meeting at Kardella South also saw Fish Creek dairy farmer Graeme Nicoll and Hallora dairy farmer Grant Williams reappointed as chair and deputy chair respectively, with Korumburra dairy […]

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Dogs show the skills

THE 20th sheep, cattle and duck state championship trials will be held on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30. The trials are held at Paul Macphail’s Beloka Kelpie Stud, on the South Gippsland Highway at Welshpool. Mr Macphail said they have seen many of Australia’s greatest working dogs and their fantastic handlers competing in […]

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Leongatha hosts regional swimming

SOUTH Gippsland Bass Swimming Club, comprising swimmers from Phillip Island through to Toora, hosted Gippsland Swimming Inc. meeting number two for the season at Leongatha’s Splash pool on Sunday, October 23. More than 100 club members were out in force for the “Snappers” as they competed against swimmers from Traralgon, Sale, Warragul and Moe. Swimmers […]

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Dawn awarded 2016 Greenlow

LEONGATHA table tennis KeenAgers have presented this year’s prestigious Greenlow award to Dawn Rasmussen. Dawn was judged by award founder, Alan Odgers, to be the most outstanding member of the group who has excelled in their field of skills during the 2015/2016 year. The award was presented during the extended coffee break last Thursday morning. […]

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Races back at Woolamai

THE Woolamai and District Racing Club will again hold a meeting on the New Year’s Day public holiday in January 2017, which is welcome news. After losing the race meeting in 2016, club secretary Bev Carmichael said it is nice to see it returned to the club. “Woolamai is very pleased to have the Monday, […]

October 25th, 2016 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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