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Investment boom in Bass Coast

INVESTMENT in Bass Coast continues to thrive, with millions of dollars invested in commercial endeavours over the past 12 months. Bass Coast Shire Council has recorded a steady increase in interest from potential investors and developers in the region, in addition to many existing businesses looking to expand their operations. Mayor Cr Pamela Rothfield said […]

July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Fine heifers rewarded

There were approximately 1325 export and 200 young cattle penned representing an increase of 300 head week on week. Most of the usual buying group was present but not all operating fully in a mixed market. Quality improved a little in the prime categories while cow numbers were still prominent. The handful of vealers suited […]

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

Local farmers learn from tour

GOOD farmers went on this year’s Don Campbell Memorial Study Tour, but better farmers returned. The annual Young Dairy Network event saw 10 farmers from Gippsland and two from South Australia visiting some of Tasmania’s most innovative farm businesses. Over five days, the group visited farms that challenged their existing ideas of herd and pasture […]

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

Jersey club starts new term

THE South Gippsland Jersey Breeders Club held its annual general meeting at the Leongatha RSL last Tuesday and has voted in a new committee. Members Anthea Day and Trevor Saunders from Araluen Park Jerseys at Shady Creek gave a presentation of their recent tour of Costa Rica. They were some of the Australian delegates who […]

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

Poker bonanza in Wonthaggi

JULY 1 and 2 saw 138 players from all over Victoria descend on the Wonthaggi Golf Club for the $8000 Special Poker Event hosted by the Australian Poker League (APL). After two days and 16 hours of play, it was Warragul’s Nathan Kaljouw who took home the $1900 first place. The next special poker event […]

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

Great entries for championships

THE Leongatha Badminton Club could not have been more pleased with the numbers of entries for its coveted club championships, and with how smooth the night was run. In the prestigious A Grade men’s singles event it was a changing of the guard that took place with some excellent matches leading up to the final […]

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

Lumby wins tough ride

IT was a windy and cold winter day with showers about for the intrepid souls who fronted for club racing at Tarwin Lower on Saturday. The A Grade field had a 43km ride out to the top estate at Walkerville, so they had to climb the hill up to the Cape Liptrap turn both ways. […]

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

Breakers still undefeated

Bass Coast Breakers claimed its ninth consecutive win after a 92 point victory against the Karingal Bulls at Ballam Park on Saturday. It was an intense and aggressive game. The heavy ground and wet ball led to a lot of messy scrums where both teams struggled to clear the ball from the melee. Bass Coast […]

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

Fish Creek get revenge on Allies

FISH Creek was on the road for a third week in a row this week, this time they were headed for Alberton West to take on the Allies, which inflicted Fish Creek’s only loss to date in 2017 only one month ago on the same ground. Fish Creek, still injury depleted and having lost captain […]

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

Power outplay Drouin

WONTHAGGI Power secured a comfortable win over Drouin on Saturday. Power bounced back after a disappointing loss against Leongatha and finished this week’s match 60 points ahead of its opponents. From the first quarter, the game belonged to Power. The Wonthaggi side kicked five unanswered goals for the quarter, while the defence held Drouin to […]

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

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