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Angus cattle in demand

YANCOWINNA Angus conducted its spring sale on Monday, October 9, welcoming plenty of new and repeat clients. Bulls sold at an average of $4891. With 30 bulls up for sale, 21 sold to farmers from Yinnar, Foster and Dalyston. A bull has also been sold privately since the spring sale. All 30 heifers offered sold […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Pen attracts pleasing price

There were approximately 860 export and 100 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 40 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and showing more interest in a dearer market. Quality improved in the prime categories with a better supply of grown steers, bullocks and trade cattle although still in limited numbers. […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Poowong’s spirit captured on film

POOWONG was chosen as Dairy Australia’s 2017 Gippsland Legendairy capital and a short film recognising the town’s achievement was recently released. Poowong Community Consultative Committee member Jackie Wilmann nominated the town in the Legendairy capital program. She said the video was a positive way to show Poowong’s history and to have the community recognised. “It […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

World silver for Welsh

MONTHS of solid training has paid off for Korumburra’s Alex Welsh who has collected a silver medal at the ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Returning home on Saturday, Welsh said he was “super happy with my race, I had some issues with my hard glove in the first run and was sitting in fourth […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Moto GP just around the corner

THE 2017 motorcycle racing season is nearing the business end which means the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island is this weekend. This is the biggest sporting event in regional Victoria and the economic benefit it brings to Bass Coast Shire is in excess of $30 million. Phillip Island has successfully hosted the Australian […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Beau Vernon exits Parrots on a high

HAVING guided the Leongatha senior football team to the 2017 premiership and two grand finals in 2016 and 2015, Beau Vernon is stepping down from the coaching role. Speaking to The Star on Monday, Beau said he would have loved to have coached the Parrots in 2018 but family commitments and the long travel distances […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

San Remo bike blessing – a roaring success

SAN Remo hosted the 4th annual Blessing of the Bikes on Saturday that saw more than 10,000 bikes roar into the town, making this event one of the State’s biggest motorcycle events. By lunchtime on Saturday the town was a sea of bikes and people stretching the full length of the main street. San Remo […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Storm tryouts a great success

GIPPSLAND Storm Elite Development Netball Club tryouts took place at YMCA Splash, Leongatha stadium on Sunday, October 15. All age groups were represented from U13 through to senior grade. Gippsland Storm founding president and committee member Michael Spain was very impressed with the quality of players trying out across all grades, particularly U17. This was […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Top honours for Fish Creek kneeboarder

FISH Creek identity, surfer and president of the South Gippsland Boardriders Association Paul O’Neill is now an international surf legend. Over the last two weeks, Paul has been competing in his first but, surely not last, World Kneeboard Championship in Somo, Spain situated on the famous Bay of Biscay. Unknown to the international surfing community […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Taxi staff deliver for environment

SOUTH Coast Taxis is starting a program that will see its taxis become carbon neutral by offsetting their taxis’ emissions with local revegetation projects. “The environment is this region’s most valuable asset and its’ biggest draw card, and we want to do our part in protecting and enhancing it,” Michael Wright of South Coast Taxis […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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