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Tabro re-opening mooted

TABRO Meats abattoir at Lance Creek could re-open in as early as four to five months, The Star has been told. The Star has been informed Harmony Agriculture and Food Co is considering buying the meatworks, that has been affected by shutdowns under the current Chinese ownership. However Harmony director of corporate services Rick Pearce […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Libraries seek more staff

EXTRA staff are needed in the Wonthaggi and Phillip Island libraries. West Gippsland Library Corporation representatives Mary Schooneveldt and Nola Thorpe appealed for the libraries’ funding allocation to be increased at Bass Coast Shire Council’s budget submission hearing on Wednesday. The Wonthaggi library has become a meeting place for the town’s youth. While many use […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Stories help with mental health

WOOLAMAI dairy farmer Paul Kent said when he was approached by Sallie Jones from Gippsland Jersey to be involved in a calendar addressing mental health issues, it was a “no brainer”. “I’ll do near anything to get the mental health awareness out there,” he said. The calendar, launched at Farm World in April, tells the […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

David embraces chance to learn

THE pressures of running a farm make it hard to take time out to learn about new methods and ideas, but for Foster farmer David Hall, it’s an essential part of his business. Amongst the large number of local farmers who have been involved in the Healthy Soils Sustainable Farms program, West Gippsland Catchment Management […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Milk price hopes rise

ANTICIPATION is building in the dairy industry, as farmers expect opening season milk prices to be unveiled soon. Burra Foods and Fonterra Australia have declared they will announce their opening prices shortly. Burra Foods, of Korumburra, yesterday (Monday) announced it is offering farmers the chance to lock in a percentage of their milk at a […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Breakers settle the score

THE Bass Coast Breakers were ecstatic after their win on Sunday, defeating their 2017 grand final rivals 11.17.83 to 0.0.0. There was much anticipation leading up to Sunday’s match at Dalyston Recreation Reserve. The Bass Coast Breakers met Tyabb in the grand final last year as favourites, being undefeated at that point. The Tyabb underdogs […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Five points topple ladder leader

MIRBOO North goes to this weekend’s Queen’s Birthday holiday break in a happy frame of mind, after defeating Mid Gippsland ladder leader Yallourn Yallourn North by five points at Tigerland on Saturday. At the halfway mark of the season, the mighty Tigers consolidated fifth position on the ladder with five consecutive victories. With eight wins […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Sea Eagles continue strong campaign

INVERLOCH-Kongwak has continued its strong run of form after a 67 point win on the road against Kilcunda-Bass. The Sea Eagles started the contest well as their midfield took control straight away. The onslaught of forward entries was difficult for the Panthers to cope with but their efforts spoiling the ball and some poor kicking […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Foster triumph over MDU

FOSTER secured a convincing win over MDU on Saturday. The Tigers are sitting fourth on Alberton’s ladder, and the additional four points kept Toora in the bottom two. Proving it is still competitive, MDU kept up with Foster’s game in the first quarter. Foster let MDU through with two goals, and was just seven points […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Stony hold off Fishy in the ‘Creek’ battle

THE battle for the Jack Charlton Cup was on again on the weekend when Stony Creek headed to Fish Creek to take on the Kangaroos. The Kangaroos, depleted by a wedding on Saturday afternoon were missing a number of key players while the Lions had their own problems with their goal kicking machine Bergles out […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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