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Focus Farm wraps up

THE Fish Creek Focus Farm held its final open day last Tuesday, June 26 with a big crowd eager to find out what the Cope family had learned over the past two years. Around 90 people at the open day heard how Graeme, Jenny and Shaun Cope had worked on their initial Focus Farm goals […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Study helps set higher milk price

BURRA Foods is offering a higher price for selected milk after studying a Farming Together-funded report. The Korumburra-based company is offering a higher payment ratio for milk solids – a deal that benefits breeds such as Jersey cows, which have milk of a naturally higher fat content. Jersey Australia sought support from the successful Farming […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Quad bike debate won’t roll over

AROUND 16 people die as a result of quad bike accidents each year, one of the leading causes of death and injury on farms in Australia. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes, including the introduction of a safety rating system, crush protection devices […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Two bronze medals at Victorian Country Volleyball Championships

TWO bronze medals were won by South Gippsland volleyballers at the Victorian Country Volleyball Championship held in Werribee on the Queen’s Birthday weekend. It was a great outcome for South Gippsland Volleyball which was represented by one men’s and three women’s teams. In the women’s Division 1, South Gippsland played off against Horsham in the […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Fusion takes home U17 premiership

SOUTHERN Fusion Netball Club celebrated its first Division 1 premiership after winning the U17 Premier Section 1 grand final against Bayside at Waverly Netball Centre last Wednesday. The game was close, with Southern Fusion trailing for most of the 60 minutes (by eight goals at one stage), hitting the lead with only 90 seconds to […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tournament forges friendships

IN the past eight weeks a tournament on the basketball court of Leongatha Secondary College has forged some unexpected friendships set to continue beyond the sport. Coordinated by the year 12 Vocational Education Training sports and recreation students the Junior United Mentor Program is designed to encourage children with special needs to develop a passion […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Tigers retain its position

MORWELL East’s annual pilgrimage to Tigerland began in hope, but ended disappointingly when the Hawks lost to Mirboo North by 51 points. A Morwell East win would have seen it replace Mirboo North in fifth position on the Mid Gippsland ladder. Now, after losing six of their past seven matches, the Hawks are six points […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Parrots put in solid performance

LEONGATHA overpowered Morwell with a 123 point win in Saturday’s clash. The Parrots went in looking to put in a solid performance, and succeed on all fronts. Conditions were greasy at the Morwell Recreation Reserve, but the rain had cleared. Leongatha was quick to adjust to the icy conditions. Starting well, the Parrots kicked four […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Save Alberton league

FANS of the Alberton Football Netball League are being urged to band together to save it from disbanding. In 2016, the league was left to struggle after five of its clubs moved into the newly formed West Gippsland Football Netball Competition. After DWWWW went into recess at the start of the 2018, the league turned […]

July 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Water bills among Australia’s cheapest

THE average residential water customer in South Gippsland will continue to pay some of the lowest rates in Australia for water and sewerage services. Average water bills in South Gippsland will remain relatively stable in 2018-19, with the average bill to remain at $996, according to the Essential Services Commission (ESC), the state’s water regulator. […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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