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Council to keep closer eye on CEO

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin will come under closer scrutiny from councillors. All nine councillors will sit on the Chief Executive Officer Employment and Review Committee, after Cr Don Hill called for all councillors to have input. In the past, a minimum of two councillors have been members. This was the outcome of […]

August 28th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Train revival gains steam

THE Southern Rail Preservation Group held a drop in information session at Coal Creek on Saturday, to help them learn what the community wants of local rail services. Group president Stuart Gilbert said the meeting was an opportunity to gauge community response to plans to return rail between Leongatha and Melbourne’s suburbs. Stage one would […]

August 28th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Council backs rail trail extension

THE Great Southern Rail Trail is well on the way to becoming one of the grandest trails in Australia. South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday voted to back the proposed extension of the rail trail from Welshpool to Alberton near Yarram, which would make the trail 93km long from Leongatha to Alberton. An 8.2km section […]

August 28th, 2018 | Posted in News | Read More »

Death sparks highway plea

THE Foster community is calling for safety improvements at the intersection where an elderly couple was killed in a collision between two cars last Tuesday, August 21. Major Collision Investigation Unit detectives are investigating the crash at the intersection of O’Gradys Ridge Road and South Gippsland Highway at Foster North. Foster State Emergency Service unit […]

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Southern Business Women’s Network turns 20

THE Southern Business Women’s Network celebrated a 20 year milestone on Thursday night. In 1998, a small group of women developed an idea to support women in business. This network would be based on similar trade associations. Now it is 2018 and the network has 300 members. “The network is thriving. It truly was an […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Gate closes on local produce

A LOCAL fresh produce business has finished indefinitely in the face of challenging barriers to entering a market dominated by major supermarket chains. FarmGate Online, a local food distribution company which operated from distribution points along the Bass Coast and South Gippsland, ceased operating recently. Leaving no debtors in its wake, FarmGate Online owners Aladair […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Crowds rush to Burra Brewing Co.

BURRA Brewing Co. has opened the doors to its brewery on Commercial Street in Korumburra, with its own craft beers on tap. Burra Brewing Co. is owned and operated by locals Kim Nicholas, Anthony Dempster, Luke Jones, Narelle Jones, Phill Dempster and Ange Dempster. All the brewing of Burra Brewing Co. beer is done onsite […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Stronger demand at store sale

YARDING of 1800 head was consigned to last week’s VLE Leongatha store sale from Cooma, Bombala, Bega, Sale, Giffard, Yarram and local areas. The South Gippsland Stock Agents Association reported demand was generally stronger from local re-stockers and a few domestic lot feeders for a better quality yarding of cattle than the previous sale. The yarding […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Equipment performance, longevity weigh in Gallagher’s favour

FOR Duaringa Station Grazing Co., detailed records on individual animals is a must. The Donovan family has run the integrated cropping, commercial beef breeding, backgrounding and feedlotting business for decades, with Bruce and Beryl Donovan taking over in the 1960s. The operation is spread across three properties in Central Queensland: a property at Gogango runs […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Local volunteer wins state award

THE most outstanding members of Life Saving Victoria have been recognised at the 15th annual Awards of Excellence night, with Kimberly Gee of Venus Bay SLSC picking up a prestigious honour. Kimberly was awarded Volunteer Training Officer of the Year in her role as director of education and training at the club, something that came […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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