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Meeniyan hub gets support

SOME 30 people gathered in Meeniyan last Wednesday night to discuss the possibility of establishing a community hub in the town. A committee has been formed to explore potential sites and prepare a proposal to be presented to the community later in the year. If developed, the Meeniyan facility would be the tenth for South […]

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

Supermarket site earmarked

THE future of Nyora has been planned for, with land rezoned for a supermarket and other shops in the future. South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday approved the rezoning of residential land for commercial purposes, setting aside enough land for a possible supermarket. The land to be rezoned is 2-12 Hewson Street and 29-31 Davis […]

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

MG considers reaction to ACCC court action

DAIRY company Murray Goulburn is considering its options after being told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against it. The ACCC alleges MG engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC also alleges that former managing […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Heavy steers stand out

There were approximately 1800 export and 300 young cattle penned representing a decrease of 450 head week on week. The usual buying group was present and competing in a dearer market. Quality declined with fewer well finished grown steers and bullocks and a similar trade offering with a few more light weights. Trade cattle sold […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Moving on from price crash

THE farmgate price paid for milk in late April last year by Murray Goulburn and other processors came crashing down, devastating farmers in an already trying season. The previous spring and summer had been particularly dry, slashing hay and silage yields and forcing farmers to buy in fodder, which cost them around $100 above average […]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

NETBALL JOY

LEONGATHA Football Netball Club will have the ability to host Gippsland league football and netball finals in the future with the announcement of funding for a two court outdoor netball facility worth $300,000. Training night was of extra importance last Thursday night when more than 100 footballers and netballers heard the announcement from South Gippsland […]

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

Parrots win scrappy game

THE game didn’t reach any great heights but Leongatha still recorded a convincing win over Moe on Saturday at Parrot Park. Aaron Hillberg made his welcome return to the senior line-up after some holidays and he showed he is right back into top gear. He booted three goals from his time in the forward line, […]

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

Women’s football to start in Bass Coast

HISTORY will be made in Bass Coast on Sunday when the Bass Coast Breakers Women’s AFL team plays the first official women’s match in the district. Come along and support your local team as it kicks off its inaugural season against Gippsland Maroons at 1pm on Sunday, May 7, at Dalyston Recreation Reserve. Made up […]

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

Max receives surfing honours

SURFING Victoria is proud to award the 18th life membership to Max Wells OAM. Max has been involved in all aspects of the sport of surfing, from management of the Victorian and Australian Surfing Teams, judging at Surfing Victoria events and event director of the Rip Curl Pro for 13 years. Employed at Surfing Victoria […]

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

Junior cyclists on tour

THE Leongatha Cycling Club members had a big weekend promoting the Leongatha Junior Tour with racing at Kernot on Saturday and Poowong on Sunday. More than 100 riders fronted for the U17, U15, U13 and U11 events with riders coming from West Australia, South Australia, Albury, Mildura, Bright and elsewhere from regional Victoria and Melbourne. […]

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

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