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Stories written by sarah

High hopes for dairy code

NEW dairy code of practice has been introduced, developed by United Dairyfarmers of Victoria, Australian Dairy Farmers and other state dairy farming organisations. The code of practice for contractual arrangements between dairy farmers and processors in Australia will create balance and transparency along the industry supply chain, with farmers to gain more control during contract […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Dairy is in the blood

AFTER growing up on a dairy farm and heading to the big smoke to study and work, Kate Bland returned to the area around 15 years ago to work on the family farm. Since then, she has carved out her own business, which she runs next door to her sister Hannah’s farm in Foster. Hannah […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Let’s talk about foot-and-mouth

THEY are three words that Gippsland farmers never want to hear consecutively, but GippsDairy’s Tony Platt is determined to talk about foot-and-mouth. Tony recently travelled to Nepal where he studied with the European Commission for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD). The program selects veterinarians, industry personal and farmers to be trained in better recognising the disease and […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Plenty to celebrate for the Poowong Loch youth girls

THE strength and determination of the Poowong Loch Bulls youth girls’ football team led to its first win of the season in round eight. It was a big day for the Bulls, facing off against Inverloch Kongwak and celebrating Georgia Lightowler’s 50th club game. Before joining the youth girls’ side, Georgia played in the juniors. […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cyclists race over Glen Forbes gorge

CLUB racing started beside the Woolamai Race track on Saturday, and used what members know as the Glen Forbes gorge circuit. The course offers a variety with racing along the flats around Bass and Glen Forbes out to the Bass Highway before returning for the four kilometre climb up the Glen Forbes Road, and then […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Thrilling end to basketball season

MIRBOO North Junior Basketball Association held its autumn grand finals recently. It was great to see the community support across all four grand finals and a great crowd for all games. The night ran smoothly with a big help from many volunteers. Thank you to Flynn Burgess-Pincini who was the DJ for the night. Thanks […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Fishy wins for the ‘Creekers’

FOSTER travelled over the Hoddle range on Saturday to take on the top side Fish Creek at Terrill Park. The ground was heavy after some solid rainfall overnight and the Kangaroos welcomed back captain Cal Park, his brother Gareth and their dangerous little forward Justin Smith. It was a big day for the Fish Creek […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Leongatha nails tough win

IN cold and wintry conditions Leongatha turned the tables on the previous contest by defeating Traralgon by nine points at Parrot Park on Saturday. Rain in the days leading up to the game saw conditions wet and slippery with the earlier games only serving to chop the oval up a bit more. The middle of […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Skier selected for worlds

INVERLOCH’S Ashlee Cuff is bound for the USA to compete in the World Water Skiing Racing Championships. Held in Seattle on Lake Washington, Ashlee will compete in four races from July 27 to August 8. Ashlee earned her place in Australian team after competing in seven selection races, beginning in December. Following the selection races, […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Chamber anticipates festival excitement

A REVAMPED Leongatha Daffodil Festival will be a highlight of the coming year for the members of the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The new Leongatha Daffodil Festival Committee has been working hard behind the scenes and is excited to announce the 2017 festival will be held on Saturday, September 2. Bair Street and […]

July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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