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IK bring home the cup

THE Sea Eagles ran away with a premiership win, thumping new rivals Cora Lynn in the all important grand final clash. From Clint McCaughan’s first goal six minutes into the opening quarter, IK had full control of the game. With the wind advantage in the first quarter, IK kicked four goals through Tom Bartholomew, Tom […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Vernon leads Parrots into third grand final battle

WITH the grand final showdown less than a week away, Leongatha Parrots Seniors coach Beau Vernon is hoping third time is a lucky charm for this team. Since Vernon took on the coach’s role in 2015, the Parrots have featured in the grand final dance. However, they are yet to take home the silverware. Vernon […]

September 19th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Brown champions beef

FOR the second year in a row, a South Gippslander has been named as the state finalist for the Cattle Council of Australia’s rising beef industry champion program. This year Wattle Bank’s Aaron Brown is the Victorian finalist. In 2016, the Victorian finalist was Cape Paterson Angus stud farm manager Rob Ewing. Now in its […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Landcare passion wins Kathleen a state award

A VENUS Bay woman is changing the way the Landcare story is being told. Kathleen Brack, the regional Landcare program officer for the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority for just three years, has created new messages and found innovative ways of engaging with her community. Her efforts resulting is Ms Brack receiving the Austcover Young […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Backyard farmer’s guide to strong chicken eggs

ACCORDING to the age-old tale, chickens have been laying eggs since the dawn of time, if not before however, producing an object as big as your own head every day, is a feat that should not be understated. As the backyard farmer knows well, it’s easy to make a scramble of the process, with soft […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Baia shines at nationals

BAIA Pugh represented Wonthaggi’s St Joseph’s Primary School at the National Cross Country Championships recently. Held in Rokeby, Hobart, the top six cross country runners in the state finals went to nationals. Baia was fourth in the state in the U10s. After coming first at her school, Baia excelled in all other stages to earn […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Demon’s take home all

MDU went all the way on Saturday during the Alberton league grand final; all four teams won a premiership. The stakes were high but the MDU A Grade girls took the game to a whole new level with a thumping 50-34 victory over the Foster Tigers in the grand final. For the first time on […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Fish Creek goes back to back

FISH Creek survived a third quarter Toora onslaught to take out the senior premiership for the second year running in the Alberton Football Netball League grand final on Saturday at Meeniyan. Fish Creek ran out the winner 17.10.112 to Toora’s 10.9.69 A big crowd turned out for the grand final with Meeniyan’s streets packed with […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Fishy’s young guns

FISH Creek Thirds footballers won the premiership on Saturday, after beating rivals Stony Creek by 14 points in slippery conditions. In a low scoring game, both teams worked hard to get the ball within scoring distance, often fighting against the wind. The first quarter was close in terms of score, with Fishy taking the lead […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Stony takes the flag

THE Reserves grand final was won in the second half on Saturday, with neither team able to take control of the game early. With a lead of 16 points at the first quarter break, Stony Creek looked to have the game in control; however a strong second quarter from Tarwin got it to within one […]

September 12th, 2017 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

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