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CEO: ratepayers’ money wasted

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin has described his interrogation in the Supreme Court in Melbourne by a barrister representing Tarwin Lower residents as a “complete waste of ratepayers’ money”. Mr Tamlin was grilled for three hours by a barrister engaged by DST Legal last Tuesday, March 20, about the actions council took to […]

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Logging to hurt Mirboo North’s economy

MIRBOO North’s thriving tourism industry would be decimated by any logging north of the town, South Gippsland Shire Council heard last Wednesday. Members of the Preserve Our Forests Steering Committee said visitors were attracted by the chance to walk, cycle and enjoy nature in the town’s forests. They said the prospect of logging in three […]

March 27th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

D-Day for Allies

THE Allies Football Netball Club will decide whether to close permanently or enter recess for 2018 only at a special general meeting on April 5. The club’s committee decided last Thursday evening to enter recess for 2018 after it was clear the club would not have enough players to field Seniors and Reserves football sides […]

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Children destroy new home

TWO young boys under the age of 10 caused around $30,000 worth of damage to a brand new house in Korumburra. The children smashed almost every window of the Riflebutts Road house using bricks, and entered the house and destroyed the carpet and plaster on Saturday at 4.15pm. Neighbours heard windows smashing before calling police, […]

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Outstanding phenotype, impressive performance

AS with life itself, once in a while extraordinary things take place that change the breeding objectives of the beef industry that are considered to be the norm. A case in hand is that of Texas Mount K002, a young sire bred by the Mayne family of Queensland and heavily used through artificial insemination and […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Top vealers make 333c

Numbers jumped and all the export buyers were back and operating. There was a much larger showing of grown steers of various weights, competition remained steady and prices held firm across all grades of heavy steers. The beef and dairy cows rose by 2c to 4c and Friesian bullocks were 4c to 8c/kg better. Lighter […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farming icons retire

TWO Ellinbank farming researchers who made an impact on agriculture in Gippsland retired recently. They were senior Ellinbank dairy extension officer Greg O’Brien and Frank Mickan, both worked with Agriculture Victoria. Mr O’Brien spent 38 years with Agriculture Victoria, working predominately in dairy extension, and pasture and grazing animal research, whilst in his own time […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Rowe wins Cowes Classic

BRAVING the wild and windy weather on Sunday for the rescheduled Cowes Classic swim and run event it was Wonthaggi’s Mark Rowe first across the line and Kilcunda’s Kara Landells first for the Senior Women. The race was rescheduled from February  3 when the race was called off after the tragic death of well known […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Corbisiero chimes in with Woolamai double

JOCKEY Matt Corbisiero must be wishing there were more meetings to come at Woolamai, as the popular rider finished with a double on Saturday afternoon. It was the final meeting for the picnic racing season at the Woolamai and Corbisiero made the most of opportunity with wins on Cranbourne trained horses Show Bella and Barley […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Gippsland Power teams announced

LAST Wednesday, March 13 the Gippsland Power Under 18 boy’s and women’s teams were presented with their jumpers at the 2018 season launch. Six Leongatha players are featured in the final cut of the men’s team with Kyle Reid, Mitch Bentvelzen, Jack Hume, Boadie Motton, Mason McGannon and Zake Van Der Plight all making it […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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