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Urchins threaten seagrass

NOORAMUNGA Marine and Coastal Park has a prickly problem. The native purple sea urchin, Heliocidaris erythrogramma, has multiplied into such high numbers in areas of the park, it is now devouring seagrass and creating bare areas of sand called urchin barrens where the seagrass once grew. Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park is part of the […]

May 23rd, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

CPK McLaren MotorBody named a national finalist

CPK McLaren MotorBody is a 2018 finalist in the 100th Anniversary Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce VACC Industry Awards. The business was also back to back finalists in 2016 and 2017. CPK McLaren MotorBody, 17-19 Roughead Street, Leongatha, is a finalist in the Best Body Repairer – Passenger Vehicle – Large Business Category. It is […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

NZ dairy tour opens Rhiannon’s eyes

THE Australian dairy industry could benefit from the management structures employed by dairy farms in New Zealand, according to a young South Gippslander. Rhiannon Parry of Wonthaggi North took part in a New Zealand Study Tour organised by the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) and funded by the Gardiner Dairy Foundation. The dairy farmer was […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Polaris dominates off-road vehicle market

AUSTRALIA’S number one off-road vehicle brand, Polaris Industries, continued its outstanding growth trajectory in April to be named market leader in Australia year to date 2018. Coming off a dominant 2017 where it finished the year as Australia’s number one off-road vehicle brand, Polaris was again a clear market leader in April for the fourth […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Towards more energy efficient farms

THE Energy Innovation Co-operative’s information session at Outtrim on Sunday, May 27 aims to support farm businesses in their unceasing search for more energy efficiencies. Energy and fertiliser prices are continuing to rise. There is help available. Bob Davie will share his experience and his vision to see a zero emissions beef industry. He and […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Andrea Thorson takes championship

ANDREA Thorson has reclaimed the Meeniyan Golf Club ladies championship for 2018. Having won the championship before, Andrea regained the title after Dot Christie took out the championship in 2017. Going into the final round Thorson was three shots ahead of Christie and it was anyone’s title. With a good front nine Thorson extended her […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

LDNA shoots for new courts

AN $800,000 redevelopment of Leongatha’s popular netball complex is proposed to bring the facility into the modern age. Leongatha and District Netball Association (LDNA) officials have revealed plans for seven new courts at the Leongatha Recreation Reserve. The existing eight courts need re-surfacing and do not comply with safety standards. Netball Victoria requires bigger courts […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Interleague domination for Gippsland’s leagues

THE Gippsland football community is celebrating a wildly successful weekend of representative football at the Worksafe AFL Victoria Community Championships. The region’s three participating leagues recorded a clean sweep of seven wins from as many games. The TRFM Gippsland League’s senior team recorded its first win since 2015 with a comprehensive 62 point win over […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Mirboo North’s emphatic victory

MIRBOO North celebrated star 2017 premiership defender, Jacob Blair’s 100th senior game with a crucial, no nonsense 64 point victory over Hill End at Tigerland on Saturday. The final scores were Mirboo North 13 – 19 – 97 d Hill End 5 – 3 – 33 It was the mighty Tigers third consecutive win, after […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Stony Creek throttles MDU

STONY Creek took home a whopping 151 point win against MDU on Saturday at the racecourse. The end of the day’s play saw the score 158 to seven. From the first bounce, Stony completely dominated the match. Kael Bergles was the star of the match, kicking an impressive 10 goals, while Jackson Nolan played his […]

May 22nd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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