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Shopping locally creates spin-offs

LOCAL support for the Leongatha Newsagency has kept the business open for over 20 years. “We like to see people shop locally. That’s a win-win situation for everyone,” Peter Watchorn of Leongatha Nextra Newsagency said. “We support lots of local groups in the community. We probably support 15 groups all up including the local schools, […]

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Gecko celebrates 10 years

GECKO Studio Gallery opened its doors in Fish Creek on January 8, 2007 after five months of preparation. Founded by Kerry Spokes and Michael Lester, Gecko is now a thriving business in a still relatively small but very much a bustling town. The business started because Kerry found out that John Koenders of Studio Reflections […]

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Round table raves over Korumburra

PRESIDENT of the Korumburra Round Table Pee-Wee Lewis is bubbling over with enthusiasm for the future of the town. She said Korumburra’s future has “never looked brighter”. Ms Lewis points to general trends such as growing community participation on the Korumburra Arts Committee, the Station Redevelopment Committee and the Korumburra Business Association, as among the […]

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Cooling your cows this summer

NOW that the hot weather is here, it is a good time to think about the immediate actions that can be taken to minimise heat stress in the herd. There are severe consequences for heat-stressed cows – decreased milk production, reduced feed intake, potential loss of body condition, mastitis, potential to not conceive or to […]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Rabbit virus set for release

A NEW strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease known as RHDV1 K5 or K5 will be released in several sites across South Gippsland in early 2017. Twelve release sites within 100km of Leongatha have been chosen after a rigorous selection process, with a total of 150 release sites across the state. Phillip Island Nature Parks environment […]

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Jill takes the lead at Landcare

THE South Gippsland Landcare Network will welcome Jill Vella as network coordinator for 2017, while Kate McKenzie is off on maternity leave for 12 months. Jill may be familiar to many South Gippsland Landcare group members as she was a project officer from 2008 to 2013, working on projects including the million trees for South […]

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Inverloch celebrates Nippers

INVERLOCH Surf Life Saving Club has held another successful Nipper program over nine mornings at the Surf Beach. The weather was perfect for most of the sessions. “One of the most rewarding features this year was that all the children just wanted to stay in the water and were having fun. The younger age groups […]

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Competitors dive in for Cape Aquathon

THE Cape Aquathon attracted 160 competitors this year. Competitors challenged themselves to a 400 metre surf swim followed by a 3.5 kilometre run around the Cape Paterson Estate. It is one of the three races in the Bass Coast Summer Series. The event was held to raise money for the Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving […]

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Women’s football on the rise

A WOMEN’S football team will be developed in Bass Coast this season. The new women’s team will provide the opportunity for local women to play AFL in Bass Coast for the first time ever and provide a pathway for the local youth girls once they turn 19. The team will be based at Dalyston but […]

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Surfer shares skills

SANDY Point surfer Kelly Laity has taken to coaching her passion. She has been coaching young surfers at Inverloch for the past five years, under the guidance of experienced local surfer Shane Hogan. “It’s great. I love helping children get involved and learn water awareness,” she said. “I love sharing my passion and helping them […]

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