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Venus Bay pipi warning

FISHERIES Victoria is advising people that pipis harvested from the Venus Bay area should not be eaten due to potentially high levels of toxins found in the shellfish. Executive director Travis Dowling said laboratory analysis of a recent sample of pipis detected okadaic acid, a naturally occurring seafood toxin that can cause Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) […]

May 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Truck delivers super savings

LEONGATHA’S AW Smith and Sons held a Makita demo day last Wednesday, which included a truck load of specials, demonstrations and giveaways. The Makita truck was on site, giving customers an insight into the company’s huge range of power tools, accessories and gardening equipment. AW Smith and Sons is the home of quality products and […]

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Boomerang bags to save the coast

BOOMERANG bags are now available at two local supermarkets to help Bass Coast become a plastic bag free shire. Inverloch’s Foodworks and Wonthaggi’s IGA have boomerang bag bins to help reduce the number of plastics bags used. The cloth bags are environmentally friendly, and are made to be borrowed by customers and returned to the […]

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Teens mean business

LEONGATHA Secondary College Year 11 Business Management students held their market day on Monday, May 22. Students created a small business idea, planned it and then run it. They gained approval from vice principal Brad Hutchinson, business management teacher Kate Lafferty and Kate Lew Ton from NAB Bank in Leongatha. Each student proposed their idea, […]

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Organic farming given local tick of approval

MORE local farms are choosing to go organic and are reaping the benefits. The Hales family – based in Korrine – became a fully certified organic dairy property eight months ago; an achievement that took three years to fulfil. The transition into organics included a culling of the herd from 175 to 125. Despite milking […]

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Secondary cattle fit the bill

There were approximately 1625 export and 350 young cattle penned, representing an increase of 280 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and competing in a mostly dearer market. Quality declined in the grown steers and bullocks, with only a handful of well finished lots and not much weight overall. Quality was […]

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

$30m boost for farmers

MCMILLAN MP Russell Broadbent has welcomed a Federal Government commitment of an extra $30 million in concessional loans for Victorian farmers. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, who said the extra funds were needed to help farm businesses rebuild from drought and the downturn […]

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dane brings home Masters’ title

LEONGATHA’S Dane Herbert made a memorable return to the boxing ring, winning the recent Queensland Masters Heavy Weight Boxing Championship. This was Dane’s first time back in the ring in several years, after making the call to retire at the age of 33. The rule of boxing used to be that boxers would retire at […]

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Students shine in soccer tournament

STUDENTS took the to the soccer field for a tournament held in Wonthaggi recently. At the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, St Joseph’s Primary School won the day for the boys. For the girls, Cowes Primary School enjoyed success. The girls’ matches were played at Wonthaggi Primary School. Wonthaggi Primary School, Wonthaggi North Primary School, Bass Valley […]

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Children star on parkrun course

MORE children were seen on the parkrun course last weekend, encouraged by family members to participate. The event was made possible by eight volunteers who helped the morning to run smoothly. Also, a big thanks goes to all those who signed up to volunteer over coming weeks. Today’s full results and a complete event history […]

May 30th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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