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Tourist love us

  SOUTH Gippsland is fast becoming the destination of choice for international visitors to Australia. The region is gaining popularity with Asian tourists, and along with the iconic attractions of Wilsons Promontory National Park and Phillip Island, Korumburra’s own Coal Creek Community Park and Museum is a major drawcard for foreign tourists. Figures from Destination […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Kate’s hoof care win

  LOCH dairy farmer Kate Kirk received a Young Farmers Scholarship from the State Government to complete an advanced hoof care course in New Zealand. Kate was one on 13 farmers in the state to receive a scholarship of up to $10,000. She received $2500 to undertake the hoof care training and $5000 to invest […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

New servo opens

  EVANS Petroleum’s BP Westside service station in Leongatha opened recently, after undergoing a full rebuild over the last several months. Completed by local contractors, the new service station is open from 5am to midnight seven days a week and is designed to be user friendly for all vehicle owners. Evans Petroleum managing director Stuart […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Neighbourhood houses call for state support

  GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien has taken delivery of hundreds of postcards signed by local residents supporting neighbourhood houses in South Gippsland. The postcards are part of a campaign by Neighbourhood Houses Victoria to have the State Government deliver on its 2014 election commitment to better support neighbourhood houses. Mr O’Brien collected the postcards […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Council rejects small farm bid

  SOUTH Gippsland Shire councillors have said they do not want to run the risk of losing farmland from agricultural production in the long term future. Council recently voted to reject an application by Rosemary and Graeme Trease of Mardan to realign their property boundaries in order to separate a 30 acre biodynamic grazing operation […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Walking trail gains pace

  THE public will be invited to have its say on a 17km walking trail proposed for Fish Creek. South Gippsland Shire Council will call for community feedback about a controversial proposal to open an unmade section of Fish Creek Quarry Road as part of the trail. Adjoining farmers are concerned doing so will impact […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Moo to woo

  A BRIDGE in the shape of a giant cow is being proposed for the middle of Leongatha. South Gippsland Shire Council recently voted to adopt a concept master plan for the Leongatha Railway Site Transformation. A highlight is a new footbridge linking the railway site around the former railway station to Bair Street at […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

CFA gives to farming children

  FIRE brigades from the Yarra Valley have raised funds to help the children of dairy farmers. Firefighters from the Maroondah group of fire brigades, along with Lilydale Fire Brigade, were recently hosted at Inverloch by Inverloch and District Lions Club to inspect a food collection warehouse run as part of Lions’ Need4Feed program. They […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Vandals damage dinosaur footprint

  A DINOSAUR footprint at Inverloch has been damaged by vandals. Parks Victoria was disappointed to discover a dinosaur footprint at the renowned Dinosaur Dreaming site within the Bunurong Marine Park had been attacked. The Flat Rocks locality near Inverloch is exceptional in being one of only a handful of polar dinosaur sites in the […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Leongatha’s South own senator named minister

To the top: soon after being named deputy leader of The Nationals in Australia, former Leongatha South woman Senator Bridget McKenzie was recently sworn in as Federal Minister for Sport, Regional Communications and Rural Health. “I am humbled by the trust placed in me by my peers and will endeavour as always to do what’s best […]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

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