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Prices continue to ease

By South Gippsland Stock Agents Association AGENTS yarded a reduced yarding of 1650 cattle, consisting 1085 steers, 535 heifers, 25 cows and calves. The quality of the yarding was generally good with some annual feature drafts of weaners being offered. Prices improved across the board for most grades of cattle by $30 to $50 and […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Canberra to hear of mastitis reduction

A LEONGATHA vet and a Stony Creek dairy farmer are heading to the Australian Dairy Conference in Canberra later this month. Dr Peter DeGaris of Gippsland Veterinary Group and Peter Hanrahan of Homebush Pastoral Company, Stony Creek will participate in the ‘Behind the farm gate’ session on the dairy industry’s approach to using antibiotics with […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Council CEO seeks a new contract

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council CEO Tim Tamlin wishes to continue in the role. He has advised mayor Cr Don Hill that he wishes to seek a third contract once his current contract expires on June 24 this year. Councillors are expected to debate whether to re-appoint Mr Tamlin or advertise the position when they meet […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

New rail trail shelter unveiled

THE Lions Club of Leongatha officially unveiled new shelter for the Leongatha to Koonwarra section of the Great Southern Rail Trail, last Sunday afternoon. It was officially opened by president of the Lions Club of Leongatha, Mike Touzel, and Lions district governor Mike Payne, followed by speeches from both. The shelter is the work of […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Gearing up for family friendly Show ‘n’ Shine

FAMILIES are invited to join in the fun of the Leongatha Show ‘n’ Shine on Sunday, March 3. The unique event offers thrills for the entire family. Not only does it deliver a fascinating car and motorcycle display, but this year it will once again include the popular swap meet and a petting zoo for […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

State first for children’s centre

LEONGATHA Children’s Centre received $29,348 in funding as part of the State Government’s $58.1 million ‘school readiness’ funding initiative. Eastern Victoria Region MLC Jane Garrett visited the centre last Thursday, on behalf of Victorian Minister for Education James Merlino who was absent, announcing this Australian first funding initiative available to kindergarten students on a permanent […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Man jailed after Leongatha rampage

A MAN who caused a fiery crash, threatened and assaulted two women, and stole a car in Leongatha last April was sentenced to seven years in jail last Wednesday. Jesse Proctor, 21, from Moe was found to have crashed a stolen car into two parked cars in McCartin Street outside Woorayl Lodge aged care hostel, […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Bath MP remembers Delburn fires

THE unprecedented horror, courage, endurance, hope and healing of the tragic Delburn fires 10 years ago have been remembered by Eastern Victoria Region MLC Melina Bath in her parliamentary commemoration speech on the 10th anniversary of the fires. Ms Bath, a teacher at Mirboo North Secondary College at the time, recalled the incredible community spirit […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cop out

SOUTH Gippsland needs more police to address officers’ excessive workloads and community concerns about rising crime in the region. However Victoria Police in Melbourne believes there are enough police officers in South Gippsland and Bass Coast shires, despite pleas for more after hours police from the Korumburra community in the wake of businesses being robbed, […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Safer Internet Day spreads message

NEWHAVEN College students took time to reflect on their online presence to connect with ‘Safer Internet Day’ on February 5. Coordinated by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner in Australia and celebrated in over 130 countries, Safer Internet Day raises awareness about the positive role of digital technology and explores ways we can all contribute […]

February 19th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

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