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Asians love our milk

Dairy icon: Greater China Scholarship participants visited Murray Goulburn’s Leongatha factory recently. Photo: Sarah Xu, Dairy Australia.

REPRESENTATIVES of Asian dairy companies visited Leongatha and Korumburra recently as part of a two week tour of Australia. The participants in the Greater China Scholarship, hosted by Dairy Australia, hailed from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The tour visited Murray Goulburn’s factory at Leongatha and Korumburra’s Burra Foods. The group also visited Longwarry Food […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

AFL star leads Power

Team united: from left, Ross Lovett, Josh Bates, Flynn “Cheezels” Anderson, Jacob Thomas and Rob Ralton enjoyed the challenge Leigh Brown (third left) brought to Wonthaggi Power’s training session on Thursday night.

  WONTHAGGI Power stepped it up at footy training under the coaching of Gippsland Power coach and former AFL premiership player Leigh Brown on Thursday night. Brown kicked off the evening with a football clinic with the Juniors at 4pm, encouraging all players from U/11s and U/13s to bring along a friend for the session. […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

MDU in the spotlight

Chums: Adrian Coulter, James Brayshaw, Tony Blake, Billy Brownless and Joffa Holland were at the reveal of the newly refurbished player’s room and warm up area last Tuesday.

DID you watch The Footy Show on Thursday? If you did, chances are you saw the Meeniyan and Dumbalk United Football Netball Club featured on the show. Last Monday and Tuesday, the player’s room and warm-up area received a makeover courtesy of the show’s Nissan Navara Tough Love campaign. Billy Brownless and James Brayshaw from […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Fast Dayn

Speedway winner: Dayn Bentvelzen with two of his many trophies including that for his victory in the 12/13 Wingless Speedway Series.

WINGLESS sprintcar enthusiast, 27 year old Dayn Bentvelzen of Leongatha is passionate about his sport. While it may not be a high profile sport and victory does not bring much other than the trophy and small cash prizes, for Bentvelzen it is about the challenge and to gain the respect of his racing peers for […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Man trapped

Lucky escape: emergency services managed to extract a man’s leg from the Bobcat before any serious damage was caused.

EMERGENCY services were called to a man with his leg trapped under a Bobcat loader arm in Grantville on Saturday. His leg was jammed between the arm and machine and was crushed significantly. CFA units from Loch, Grantville and Kernot, the San Remo SES and Ambulance Victoria were called to the scene at 3.30pm. The […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Flags raise for NAIDOC Week

Official duty: from left, Abigail Klene, Jazmine Beal and Ramahyuck manager Sonia Weston raised the Aboriginal flag at a flag raising ceremony at Bass Coast Regional Health, Wonthaggi, last Thursday. The event was part of NAIDOC Week celebrations. Turn to page 26 for the story.

  BASS Coast Regional Health (BCRH) brought the community together in commemoration of NAIDOC Week on Thursday morning. Despite the miserable weather, a crowd huddled under umbrellas to witness the smoking ceremony led by Bunurong descendant Steve Parker and the raising of the Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Australian flags at the Wonthaggi hospital. Ramahyuck […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Bike path in motion

Cycling advocate: Bass Coast Shire Council’s Cr Jordan Crugnale would like to see the bike path from Inverloch to Wonthaggi come to fruition in the future.

BASS Coast Shire Council proposed a bike path from Inverloch to Wonthaggi as part of its 2014-15 capital works program. The initial investigation and feasibility study into the construction of the pathway, listed in the budget draft, is estimated to cost $60,000. “We are only in our very early stages,” council’s infrastructure director Felicity Sist […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Hall celebrates 75th

Celebrate: Brian Hoskins is looking forward to celebrating the Meeniyan Hall’s 75th anniversary this weekend, starting on Friday with an old fashioned movie night.

THE Meeniyan Hall is 75 years old and plans are in place to celebrate. To mark the occasion, the hall committee is planning an old-fashioned film night on Friday, July 18 and live band on July 19. President of the committee Brian Hoskins said the Friday program starts at 4.30pm with films for the kids […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Dairy power questioned

What’s the buzz: Koonwarra dairy farmer Shawn Hollingworth said off peak power was crucial to running a dairy efficiently.

UNITED Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) members are demanding eastern Victoria’s electricity distributor, SP AusNet, delivers a full eight hours off-peak power to its members. “Anything less than eight hours of off-peak power, from 11pm to 7am, jeopardises our milk quality and risks lowering our farmgate returns,” UDV president Tyran Jones said. SP AusNet spokesperson Jonathon […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Port boom

Do it: Port Welshpool resident Peter Rose said a marina development would be a big positive for the town.

        SOUTH Gippsland could boom on the back of a marina proposed for Port Welshpool. The project could spark new businesses in the shire and put the coastal hamlet on the map. The marina would be the first in South Gippsland, and provide the only berthing option for boat users between Western […]

July 15th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

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