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MG offers prospect of 3 cents/kg step up

Murray Goulburn dairy farmers can only hope for a 3 cents a kilogram step up by the end of this financial year, after the company released its half yearly results this morning. See the full statement below.  

February 24th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News,Rural News | Read More »

Cruise ship adrift

The cruise ship Norwegian Star is adrift 20 nautical miles off the coast of Venus Bay after losing propulsion. The vessel has been without power for 12 hours. Tug boats are on the way to recover passengers and are expected to arrive at 8pm tonight. The ship is drifting at about 1.5 knots per hour […]

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Care for dogs in heat

By Dr Jeff Cave, district veterinary officer IF YOUR dog regularly travels in the back of your ute, you need to take extra care to avoid exposing it to heat stress on very hot days. Adequate shelter, for example a fixed canopy, needs to be provided to protect tethered dogs from climate extremes. While it […]

February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Rural News | Read More »

Generosity buoys farmers

KIND hearted South Gippslanders are helping to keep dairy farmers in business. A convoy of vehicles laden with hay left Korumburra last Thursday for Ballarat, as part of the 10th hay run by Need for Feed, a project of Lions clubs. At Ballarat, the local hay was distributed with a total of 12 semi trailer […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News,Rural News | Read More »

Shark alert

VENUS Bay beach was closed for a short time last Monday, January 23, after a possible shark sighting. Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club vice president David Cumming said, “There was a sighting of a dark object at the main beach at Venus Bay at around 4pm Monday afternoon, however it was not confirmed as […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Follow the rainbow to cancer fundraiser

INVERLOCH’S Leah Baud is urging South Gippslanders to don colourful attire to raise money for cancer research and awareness. After losing her aunty Pam Doyle in 2016 after a courageous two year battle with lung, liver and bowel cancer, aged just 63, Mrs Baud has initiated the fundraiser Pam’s Rainbow Month. The event began on […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Poowong loves pool party

THE Poowong outdoor pool held a night of family fun at the annual Australia Day eve pool party last Wednesday. The pool has been hosting the event for the last three years and this year the YMCA took over the organising of the event from the local swimming club. The event was a great chance […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fatality was waiting to happen

THE crossroads of the Bass Highway and the Leongatha South-Outtrim and Roughead roads are a nightmare for Leongatha South residents. That’s why it is no wonder people from out of town have a tough time coping with the intersection when they have never seen it before. In the wake of the tragic fatality that occurred […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in News | Read More »

Cruise ship turns heads

BEACHGOERS were amazed by the stunning sight of a grand cruise ship in Waratah Bay on Friday. The P&O Cruises’ vessel Pacific Jewel anchored in the bay to offer travellers a unique view of Wilsons Promontory National Park and the spectacular South Gippsland coastline. The Pacific Jewel was undertaking a short domestic cruise to and […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Shirley shies away from recognition

SHIRLEY Reeves of Korumburra was honoured on Australia Day by being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to youth and to the community. A pillar of the scouting community in both Korumburra and the district, Mrs Reeves has worked with generations of local children to give them new skills and […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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