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New supermarket proposed for Korumburra

KORUMBURRA and surrounds are a step closer to receiving a massive new supermarket, in a project worth up to $30 million. Michael’s IGA is next week expected to lodge a planning permit application with South Gippsland Shire Council to build a 3000 square metre supermarket on the site now occupied by the Korumburra art gallery, […]

June 14th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Offshore wind farm proposed

AUSTRALIA’s first offshore wind farm could be built off the coast of Port Albert, near Yarram. The proposal includes up to 250 wind turbines within a 574-square kilometre area, which would deliver around 8,000GWh of electricity per year. This is approximately 18 percent of Victoria’s power usage or enough to power 1.2 million homes. Victorian […]

June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Venus Bay pipi warning

FISHERIES Victoria is advising people that pipis harvested from the Venus Bay area should not be eaten due to potentially high levels of toxins found in the shellfish. Executive director Travis Dowling said laboratory analysis of a recent sample of pipis detected okadaic acid, a naturally occurring seafood toxin that can cause Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) […]

May 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

MG faces Federal Court action

ACCC takes action against Murray Goulburn The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia’s largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn) The ACCC, alleges MG engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC also […]

April 28th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

Nurse’s story moves Inverloch

THE terrors endured by Australian nurse Vivian Bullwinkel at the hands of the Japanese during World War Two were shared at Inverloch’s Anzac Day service last Tuesday (April 25). Guest speaker Tessa Sydenham of Inverloch spoke about Sister Bullwinkel surviving a massacre of nurses in the sea off Banka Island in 1942. Despite being shot, […]

April 26th, 2017 | Posted in Community,Featured | Read More »

Whistleblower: good leaders act

FORMER policeman and high-profile whistleblower, Simon Illingworth, delivered a powerful and inspiring speech to local Bass Coast and South Gippsland business and community members in Inverloch recently. Mr Illingworth shared his courageous story of being a whistleblower and exposing corruption in the police force to a captivated audience at the Gippsland Community Network Events series […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

MP optimistic about Leongatha dairy factory

MURRAY Goulburn’s Leongatha factory looks to be less affected by a review of the co-operative’s operations than other factories. That is the view of Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien, who met with MG’s leadership team of chairman John Spark and CEO Ari Mervis in Leongatha last Wednesday. “There are no decisions yet on the factories […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Garbage review sparks reaction

FAMILIES have expressed concern over any move to introduce a fortnightly garbage collection service in South Gippsland Shire. South Gippsland Shire Council is proposing to investigate the viability of a food waste and green organics collection service under its draft Waste Management Strategy 2016-2021. If that service is implemented, the strategy states “it is likely […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Local vet assaulted at Mirboo North

  A VET was assaulted by woman wielding a tent pole during a frightening attack at a veterinary clinic at Mirboo North last Tuesday (March 28). The attacker was unhappy with the vet after the vet euthanised the offender’s cats the previous Tuesday, at the offender’s request. Last week, the vet was with a customer […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Chloe performs in city

A GROUP of Leongatha Secondary College VCE music students went to the Melbourne Recital Centre to hear Chloe Wylie perform in front of an audience of more than 500 people recently. As one the highest achieving music students in the state, Chloe was selected to perform as part of the Top Class VCE music concert […]

April 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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