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Stories written by sarah

Take charge of fertility

FOR Gippsland dairy farmers Mick and Julie Fusinato, completing an In Charge Fertility workshop has meant better calving outcomes and healthier cows. The Neerim South couple made the five day commitment to the workshops and have since noticed lower empty rates in their younger cows. “I initially baulked at the five day commitment, but when […]

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

Lamb demand grows

STRONG demand and limited supply is being credited for lifting lamb prices in the first quarter of 2017, which is good news for the region’s sheep producers. Continued demand for Australian lamb both domestically and internationally should ensure the outlook for prices remains positive for the rest of the year. SEJ livestock agent Bill Egan […]

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

Cattle theft mystery

POLICE are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the theft of 16 Angus steers from Andrew Harmon’s Pound Creek farm in December 2016. He is offering a $10,000 reward to find out who stole his cattle. Mr Harmon believes several people loaded the steers, aged 18 to 20 months, on to a truck, after drafting them […]

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

Martial arts team excel

SOUTH Gippsland Freestyle Karate students came away with 19 medallions following the International Sports Karate Association Gippsland Classic in Traralgon on April 30. Nine students from the Leongatha and Korumburra club attended the event, which was the first tournament the club had competed in since opening last year. “It was a defining and proud moment […]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cyclists take on Industrial Estate

CLUB racing was held on Sunday as the club raced a criterium circuit at the Leongatha Industrial Estate for the first time in probably 30 years. Unfortunately Sunday morning saw several showers pass through at assembly time discouraging some starters. In addition, the club had several members competing at Warrnambool over the weekend. However, those […]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Stars’ spirit impresses

U12s IN a game that was expected to be extremely wet and windy, the weather gods served us well for a spirited match between Inverloch Stars and Prom Coast. It was an extremely even first half and with the Stars’ Rex Parini weaving his magic around the ground and Hugo Norton holding strong as the […]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Wonthaggi netballers reminisce on 80 years

EIGHTY years of netball was celebrated in Wonthaggi on Saturday. Former players, committee members and life members returned to the courts to celebrate Wonthaggi and District Netball Association’s long history. Photos and memorabilia decorated the hall, bringing back fantastic memories for all who attended. The association was founded by Emily Seymour in May, 1937. Netballers […]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Toora win in a thriller

THE game between the Allies and Toora has become the latest ‘local derby’ with bragging rights to the trophy. Both clubs have recruited well and Kael Bergles was the main attraction, having kicked 35 goals in the four games this season. The game began at a rapid pace with the home side first to score […]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Power lifts intensity

WONTHAGGI’S season is firmly back on track after recording a hard working 42 point victory over Bairnsdale. The win makes it two on the trot for Wonthaggi. It next faces a big challenge after the interleague break, when it journeys to Maffra to take on the Eagles which suffered an upset loss at the hands […]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Potential for Phillip Island car ferry

THE feasibility of a car ferry between Phillip Island and Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula is under investigation with a tender to develop a business case for the project now open. Earlier this year, Bass Coast Shire Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire agreed to participate in and contribute $25,000 to the Cowes to Stony […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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