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Water bills among Australia’s cheapest

THE average residential water customer in South Gippsland will continue to pay some of the lowest rates in Australia for water and sewerage services. Average water bills in South Gippsland will remain relatively stable in 2018-19, with the average bill to remain at $996, according to the Essential Services Commission (ESC), the state’s water regulator. […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Yarding reflects seasonal impacts

There were approximately 1060 export and 180 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 480 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and competing in a dearer market. Quality showed seasonal effects with fewer prime cattle and cows making up half of the sale. A better quality selection of vealers sold 15c/kg […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Children’s service looks to expand

THE Corner Inlet’s kindergarten and childcare services needs to expand to meet demand. Prom Coast Centres for Children (PCCC) is a not for profit organisation operating centres at Foster, Fish Creek, Toora and Welshpool. Foster offers long day care and kindergarten, and Fish Creek, Toora and Welshpool provide kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. After school and a […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Farmers disappointed by milk companies

MILK processing companies have disappointed dairy farmers by leaving opening price announcements to the last minute. More disappointing still were the numbers, despite market indicators pointing towards an opening price of around $6 per kilogram of milk solids. Saputo opened at $5.75kg/MS and Fonterra at $5.85kg/MS, while Burra Foods has a forecast range of $5.60 […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Burra Foods’ milk to hit the shelves in Taiwan

KORUMBURRA dairy processor Burra Foods has announced the launch of its new dairy brand, Pure Source Milk. Pure Source is Burra Foods’ first retail product and is part of a strategy to drive maximum value from fresh farm gate milk in international markets. The one-litre Australian fresh milk packs will initially be exported to Taiwan […]

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Time to manage ponds

A DRY start to winter has opened a small window of opportunity for dairy farmers wanting to irrigate pastures with their dairy pond effluent. Kongwak dairy farmers Andrew Perry and Kerry Fraser hosted a walk-through on their farm recently as part of the Healthy Soils, Sustainable Farms project supported by the West Gippsland Catchment Management […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Knights take on new soccer side

Seniors THE Leongatha Knights hosted the new Warragul United team on Sunday. In goal for the Warragul team was former Knights’ player Shem Murphy. The Leongatha team was without Ethan Bath, Blake Moscript and Braydan Moscript, but had Brian Gannon and Sean Villasevil stepping up from the Reserves. The game started with both teams losing […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cross country a tough challenge

THIRTY Wonthaggi Secondary College students competed at the Gippsland cross country championship in tough conditions at Lardner Park on June 14. Everyone put in a huge effort and represented the school well. Toby Challinor placed second in the 12-13 males’ event and Ella Hughes finished third in the open age women’s event; a massive congratulations […]

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Giants find winning form

KORUMBURRA-Bena scored its third win of the year after defeating Kilcunda-Bass at home on Saturday. The match was a special occasion for the home side, as coach Damien Holmes played his 200th game in his accolade filled Kilcunda-Bass career. The five time best and fairest winner was met by a guard of honour formed by […]

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Kangaroos too strong after half time

FISH Creek was at home to Toora on Saturday and it was the first time the 2016 assistant coach and now head coach at Toora Brett Mitchell had ventured back to Terrill Park since taking the reins at the Magpies. Brett knows the Kangaroos very well but unfortunately they have had more than their fair […]

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