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Council, RSL sign off on plan to swap land

LEONGATHA is closer to receiving a new look entertainment precinct and council offices after a groundbreaking decision by South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. Council unanimously voted to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Returned and Services League of Australia (Victoria branch) to start investigating a land swap. The arrangement would see council […]

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

Is your town Legendairy?

AS a region that accounts for more than one fifth of Australia’s dairy production, dairy is a big part of life in Gippsland. That is why Dairy Australia is calling on people across the Gippsland region to nominate their town as the next Legendairy Capital by sharing their stories and highlighting the way their town […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Teach milkers new tricks

SOUTH Gippsland farmers wondering if they should attend upcoming Cups On Cups Off courses should listen to what a farmer from the other side of the region has to say. Peter Jennings from Bruthen recently sent two of his employees to a course in Orbost and was taken aback by the results. “I can’t believe […]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Local clubs support youth

LOCAL sporting clubs are encouraged to get involved with the Keeping Kids on Track fun run to be held this Sunday. Now in its sixth year, the run takes place along the Bass Coast Rail Trail in Kilcunda. A club challenge will be held this year. If clubs enter more than 10 members in the […]

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

Woolamai excites racegoers

FOLLOWING its cup day success, Woolamai Race Club enjoyed another large crowd on Saturday. In ideal racing conditions, six races were held throughout the afternoon. It was another excellent family day event, with Pockets the Clown making an appearance and a jumping castle available on the day. An exciting form guide was included with Golden […]

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

Drafters flock to Powlett River Downs

COMPETITORS travelled for long distances to come to the beautiful property of Allen and Leanne Mitchell for this year’s campdraft at Powlett River Downs. Committee member Gordon Humphrey took the privilege of judging the first event for the weekend being the ladies. He had 67 women and their horses front up to him and the […]

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

Triathlon challenges athletes

INVERLOCH delivered perfect racing temperatures for the 2017 twilight triathlon on Saturday. Competing in a 500 metre swim, a 25 kilometre bike ride and a five kilometre run, there were 76 people registered for the event. Starting from the jetty through to Anderson’s Inlet, the swim was fast with the outgoing current still strong. A […]

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

Twilight series to come to a close

IT would appear the Wednesday night road racing may be impacting upon attendance at the Friday night track racing. Unfortunately next week sees the end of the road twilight series and track racing is scheduled to also finish on Friday night. However, the club has a come and try session arranged for Sunday afternoon, March […]

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

Bowls pennant hits fever pitch

PENNANT bowls grand finals in both South Gippsland men’s and women’s competitions came to an exciting conclusion last Tuesday and Saturday. In the women’s Division One pennant last Tuesday it was a win to the underdogs Leongatha, that broke a 35 year drought in this division to take home the flag from Inverloch; winning 16/70 […]

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

Stony could reap expo benefits

ANOTHER International Dairy Week has just wrapped up at Tatura Park, near Shepparton, with many local dairy producers coming home from the event winners. The Kuhne family’s Jersey cow, Bushlea Van Fernleaf 10 was named Australia’s grand champion exhibit, while a calf owned by Callum Moscript smashed the Australian record when it sold for $251,000. […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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