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Olive Moth’s big birthday

INVERLOCH’S most famous vessel celebrated a special birthday over the weekend, coinciding with Inverloch’s Wooden Dinghy Regatta. The 90th birthday of the moth class boat was commemorated at Inverloch basketball stadium, with the original vessel on display across the weekend along with other historically significant wooden dinghies from local collections. The original wooden moth was […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Rates money blown away

ANOTHER legal stoush over the Bald Hills Wind Farm could further cost South Gippsland ratepayers, fuelling debate about whether councils should even be wind farm police. South Gippsland Shire Council and a law firm representing a landowner near the wind farm at Tarwin Lower are set to return to the Supreme Court of Victoria tomorrow […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Volunteers make a difference

VOLUNTEERING makes a difference, not only to the local community but also for the person volunteering. Research by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners reports that people who volunteer their time and energy to help others themselves experience greater happiness and better health than people who do not volunteer. If you like helping others […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Better mobile coverage coming

MIRBOO’S mobile phone coverage could soon improve once a new mobile base station being constructed in the region is switched on, which is expected to happen in coming months. Telstra area general manager Loretta Willaton said Telstra had built nine base stations so far in South Gippsland as part of the Federal Government’s mobile black […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Market a blazing success

PRODUCERS put their best fruit forward at the first Leongatha Farmers Market of 2018 on Saturday morning. Stalls filled the Gippsland Community College gardens and local marketgoers braved the heat to bag a bargain with everything from garlic to sausages and potted plants on offer. Ruby Fire Brigade’s Darren Hardacre and Michael Guest made the […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Local cattle win big

FARMERS did South Gippsland proud when they showed cattle at International Dairy Week in Tatura last week. Bushlea Farms Leongatha proved once again to be a standout, with its Ottens Maybell Jersey cow bagging the top price in its lot. Breeder Wayne Kuhne said the jersey went for an impressive $14,000 when Bald Hills’ farmer […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Fonterra to chase South Gippsland milk

FONTERRA Australia aims to increase its milk supply in South Gippsland after announcing a $7 million upgrade of its milk factory at Darnum. The factory is one of seven sites to benefit from expansion under Fonterra Australia’s recently announced $165 million capacity investment. Fonterra Australia has increased its milk supply after farmers left Murray Goulburn […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Sheep provide returns

LAMB and sheep are continuing to return good results for producers as prices for both the meat and wool markets continue to improve. SEJ stock agent James Kyle said the local sheep and lamb market was solid at the moment. He said the stock coming through Leongatha VLE was of good quality at recent sales, […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Australia reclaims International Challenge trophy

TROY Corser’s already one of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit’s favourite sons, and the Wollongong ace was determined to add another storied chapter when he captained the Australian team in last weekend’s (January 26-28) International Challenge at the 25th running of the Island Classic. His goal was fulfilled after Australia reclaimed the International Challenge […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Preseason training about to kick off

KORUMBURRA City Soccer Club will be kicking off its pre season training this week, with the seniors starting training at the rec centre for the next few weeks until our ground becomes available. Coach Rory Cull said, “It’s always exciting to get pre-season started, we’ll begin with indoor training at the rec centre for a […]

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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