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Channel Challenge honours inaugural winner

SOME 470 San Remo Channel Challenge competitors and hundreds of spectators honoured the 1986 inaugural winner of the event, the late Michael Gordon, on Saturday with a minute’s silence before the race started at 2.05pm. Federal Member for McMillan Russell McMillan paid tribute to his good mate who died on February 3 after he suffered […]

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Pink Stumps raises $10,000

OUTTRIM Moyarra Kongwak Cricket Club more than doubled its fundraising goal for the McGrath Foundation at its Pink Stumps Day event over the weekend. The Club raised $10,400 when 105 ladies attended the luncheon event on Saturday. “The initial aim was to raise $5000. We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support of the local […]

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Yanakie Campdraft roundup

COMPETITORS this weekend at Yanakie Campdraft were treated to great weather and fierce competition with over 120 competitors and their horses coming together to compete in the seven events. Saturday morning kicked off with the Maiden event. After 130 runs, 18 horse and rider combinations made it through to the final. Mat Holz and Grifter […]

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Surfing opens doors

SURFERS of all abilities gathered together on Saturday in Inverloch with support from the Disabled Surfers Association. Inverloch’s Jodie Cvetovac organised the event, now in its second year, and said it was great to see everyone out hitting the waves. “We ran one event last February and we are hoping that given the success of […]

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Students compete at carnival

STUDENTS of St Joseph’s Primary School Korumburra, St Laurence’s Primary School Leongatha and Leongatha Chairo Christian School participated in the combined school swimming carnival at the Korumburra pool on Thursday. St Joseph’s Primary School congratulated team red house on first place with 437 points, gold house in second place with 415 points and blue house […]

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Olympics support from Leongatha

SINCE the beginning of the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea on February 9, Leongatha’s Norma Bellingham has been soaking up the coverage of the games and its athletes. The volume of the television is noticeable as Norma waits to see her grandson Phillip Bellingham at the start of the cross-country skiing race. “It’s […]

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Dairy industry on show

THE Australian Dairy Conference tour travelled through Gippsland last week, with 30 farmers and service providers from around Australia enjoying insights into the region’s production systems. The tour took in some of the most productive and attractive farmland in the region as it headed towards Monday’s first stop in the heart of the Strzelecki Ranges […]

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Dairy industry students get training boost

FEDERATION Training and GippsDairy have jointly announced that dairy industry training programs will be offered in Gippsland during 2018. The announcement will provide certainty to former GOTAFE students after GOTAFE ceased its training delivery in Warragul and Leongatha at the end of 2017 to focus on northern Victoria. Federation Training’s executive director, strategic engagement, Tim […]

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Track quality can impact cows’ feet

AROUND 10 per cent of Australia’s dairy cows suffer from lameness each year. Economically, the results of foot disease are much greater than the treatment costs. Reduced milk yield, lower reproductive performance, increased involuntary cull rates, discarded milk, and the additional labour costs to manage these cows accounts for the largest monetary loss. Poor track […]

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MacKillop encourages courage

MARY MacKillop Catholic Regional College students were inducted into their leadership roles at the Ash Wednesday mass last Thursday. The commemorative mass saw students in years 8 to 12 celebrated for their roles in the school community, while the whole school took time to consider its values for the forthcoming year. Principal David Leslie congratulated […]

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