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Trade cattle rises of 25c/kg stand out

There were approximately 1000 export and 200 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 400 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and operating in a solid market. Quality was mixed with a more limited but good selection of grown steers and trade cattle on offer while there were a few more […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Farmers benefit frompasture evening

GIPPSLAND dairy farmers were at the forefront of a farming innovation evening in Leongatha last Wednesday. The event featured leading pasture researcher Brian Patchett, Rabobank dairy analyst Michael Harvey and dairy farmer and pasture agronomist Peter Notman. More than 300 dairy farmers attended two evenings in Leongatha and in Warrnambool, hearing from pasture researcher Brian […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Croquet final impresses

THE Leongatha Croquet Club enjoyed a fantastic finish to a great twilight competition last week. Congratulations go to Wendy Wyhoon and Brenda Hocken from the RSL team who won the competition outright; the win was all the more special as they had never played the game before. It came down to the last night of […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

New major partner for junior footy

JUNIOR football in South Gippsland has a new major partner in the Bendigo Community Bank. The San Remo, Cowes and Grantville and District branches have signed on as naming rights sponsor of the newly rebranded Bendigo Community Bank Southern Gippsland Junior Football Competition. “When the opportunity arose to support the newly formed competition, our Board […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

MX series initiatives launched in Wonthaggi

BIG plans for this year’s race season were revealed ahead of round one of the 2017 Motul MX Nationals series held at the Wonthaggi Motocross Track last week (Monday, February 27). With little over a month to go until the first gate drop of the series, riders and teams were on site on Monday for […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Amazing feat for the Coasters

HE Wonthaggi Coasters U/16 girl’s final tournament for the year was the penultimate challenge the Victorian Country Championships held at Shepparton recently. The girls made it all the way to the grand final, but were defeated by Bendigo. Their first game was against Portland and the girls bounced out of the blocks early and proceeded […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Boxer to take on national challenge

NOW with a Victorian youth champion title under his belt, Wonthaggi boxer Charles Joma is bound for nationals in April. The 17 year old earned his place on the Victorian state team after coming up against the current Australian champion Kane Gipp in Brunswick in the semi-final on February 19. “It was a tough fight […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Local cricketers get a boost

KOONWARRA and Nyora recreation reserves officially opened new cricket practice nets last Friday. The nets were funded through South Gippsland Shire Council’s contribution of $49,000, a $100,000 grant from the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, and $48,000 from the community. Cricket Victoria public policy and government relations manager Brett Wood said the nets would be an […]

March 7th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Cater for your wedding wherever you want

WHETHER your dream wedding is in a beautiful rural location, by the foreshore or in the backyard of your family home, catering is no hassle with the Feast On Us catering truck. Owned by Brent Sinclair Catering – known for providing delicious high quality food and fantastic dining experiences – the food truck is a […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Quality homes built by locals

SOUTH Gippsland Homes strives to make the big step of building your new home as easy as possible. Based in Leongatha, South Gippsland Homes offers 30 standard designs as a starting to point to help its clients choose and modify their new home. South Gippsland Homes focuses on using local trade, employing local contractors and […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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