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Parrots crunch Bairnsdale

A NEAR full strength Leongatha outfit went a long way to atoning for its recent shock loss with a huge win over Bairnsdale on Saturday. The fired up Parrots did not give Bairnsdale a sniff as it went on a goal kicking rampage, kicking 25 goals to the Red Legs five to take out a […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Excellence award for Wonthaggi builder

WONTHAGGI firm DAS Constructions has won the Regional Master Builder of the Year (Commercial) Award at the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards held in Melbourne. Their work on Newhaven College’s Senior Learning Centre and Specialist Facility was completed to the highest level of accuracy, and within a short timeframe, requiring the coordination of trades […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tourism boost is music to Bass Coast’s ears

MUSIC is driving more people into South Gippsland. For the last 12 years, the Hills Are Alive Group has generated tourism to the Krowera hinterland with music festivals, resulting in an economic boost. Now the group is looking to take a step forward to target a new demographic of music lovers. Operators of the Hills […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Burra brewing new business

THE Burra Brewery was officially opened on Saturday, drawing a huge crowd from near and far, all keen for a taste of what the new Korumburra business has to offer. Bar manager and part owner Narelle Jones said the idea for the brewery was born on a golf trip around four years ago. After a […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Focused on improving calf welfare

KORUMBURRA veterinarian Jamie McNeil travelled to the United States of America late last year, as part of a study tour aimed at identifying ways to improve the management and value of surplus dairy calves in Australia. Dr McNeil, who is the Dairy Australia rearing healthy calves’ program leader, was on the trip with New South […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Increase pasture growth during winter

WITH autumn resulting in less than favourable conditions across a lot of the state, many farmers went into winter with less pasture in front than desired. Agriculture Victoria livestock extension officer Fiona Baker said pasture growth rates during winter can be doubled, through good grazing and pasture management. “In June 2016, a farm in East […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Lack of top calves limits butchers’ choices

There were approximately 1070 export of which 750 were cows and 150 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 110 head week on week. The usual buying group was present but not all operating fully in a mixed market. Quality was limited with prime cattle in short supply and cows representing more than half of […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Stony Creek honours McKnight family

THE McKnight family has been honoured for its longstanding contribution to the Stony Creek Football Netball Club. The club unveiled the McKnight Family Grandstand at the Stony Creek Recreation Reserve during Saturday’s home games against Toora. Stony Creek president Mark Le Page said the family’s service to the club dates back to 1931. “Officially there […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Boy daredevil 11 year old to skate Sydney’s massive ramp

A NYORA boy with a penchant for high flying aerial antics will take part in a national skating event in Sydney in October. Keefer Wilson has been invited to compete in X Games to display his skills on a massive skate ramp, in the skateboard big air event. The 11 year old will be the […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Players floored by new surface

PLAYERS in the Welshpool Basketball Association will get to play on a brand new floor this season, with the stadium at the Welshpool Recreation Reserve receiving a $200,000 facelift this winter. Madelaine Mason from the basketball association said the new floor will be playable in time for the upcoming season, which starts on Wednesday, September […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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