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Cheesemaker tastes victory

A MOYARRA cheesemaker was the only South Gippsland business to win at the Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards on Friday night. Prom Country Cheese won the Food and Wine Production category, with judges praising the business’s vision and “balance between size of farm, ongoing growth and maintaining quality of product”. “They have identified new […]

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VET provides a head start

VOCATIONAL Education and Training (VET) allows school students to include vocational studies within their senior secondary certificate. As part of a VET program, students undertake nationally recognised training that contributes to their VCE or VCAL. VET offers students the opportunity to combine general and vocational studies, explore career options and pathways, undertake learning in the […]

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Supermarket comes closer

KORUMBURRA is closer to receiving a new supermarket after South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday voted to sell the former council offices. The sale to Michael’s IGA will pave the way for a new IGA supermarket, tipped to be worth up to $30 million and create new jobs for the district. Council voted to sell […]

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Farmers united

DESPITE recording a large net loss and an expected reduction in milk supply, South Gippsland Murray Goulburn suppliers remain dedicated to the cooperative. The company recorded a net loss after tax of $370.8 million for the 2016-17 year, but managed to reduce its debt from $480 million at June 30 last year to $445 million […]

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Steamy, aerial attacks on ragwort

THE South Gippsland Landcare Network held a ragwort control field day in Fish Creek last Thursday, which demonstrated alternative methods to combat the noxious weed. The field day was held as part of the network’s innovative solutions to controlling agricultural weeds project. Network coordinator Jill Vella said more than 50 participants attended to see the […]

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Scholarship refreshes farm thinking for Gillian

GILLIAN Hayman will investigate opportunities for efficiencies on the farm she manages with her husband at Hoddle after receiving a scholarship from the Gardiner Dairy Foundation. Ms Hayman was one of two dairy farmers in Gippsland to receive a scholarship under the Farm Business Management Program, managed and funded by the foundation in partnership with […]

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Fish Creek bounds into grand final

FINALS football is a whole new game in which ladder positions and the number of wins for the season are no longer factors when you step out onto the ground. Fish Creek found out very quickly on Saturday that the Allies are a real threat, as the Allies took it right up to the minor […]

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Leongatha finish on top

THE Parrots have been guaranteed the week off after defeating Maffra and finishing atop the Gippsland league ladder following the last round on Saturday. Leongatha players did all that was asked of them and that was win to ensure a slightly easier run through to the second semi-final. The main negative to come out of […]

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Toora trump Stony Creek

FROM the first quarter, it was clear that the spot in preliminary final had Toora’s name on it. Up against Stony Creek, Toora came in ready to fight with its eye on the prize on Sunday. Toora kicked with the wind in the first quarter, and set itself up nicely for the remainder of the […]

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Breakers win finals ticket

THE Bass Coast Breakers won its way through to the South Eastern Women’s Football Development League grand final after a hard fought win against Warragul. With the top two teams meeting for the first time, the game started physical with both teams trying to stamp their authority early on. Against the wind, the Breakers broke […]

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