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Wonthaggi welcomes Laneway Festival

WONTHAGGI is counting down the days to its inaugural Laneway Festival this Saturday, April 1. The truly unique festival promises to be spectacular with the laneways dazzling with fairy lights, neon lights, and festival activity. Starting at the IGA car park, a main stage will be set up and some outstanding headline and local acts […]

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

New MG chairman predicts strong rebuild

THE new chairman of dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn has indicated his plans to rebuild the company after the dairy downturn. MG last week announced the appointment of John Spark as chairman from April 1. Yanakie farmer Philip Tracy will stand down as chairman and retire from the board on Friday. Mr Spark joined the boards […]

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

Good staff hard to find

DAIRY farmers were given the opportunity to learn innovative techniques to solve recruitment and retention problems at a workshop held in Leongatha recently. Organised by GippsDairy and Dairy Australia, best-selling author, speaker and business adviser Mandy Johnson gave the audience the secrets needed to attract, hire and keep good people. “Rural areas have their own […]

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

Magical milestone for Merlewood Angus

AFTER not quite a decade on the land, the team at Merlewood Angus of Mirboo North was excited to host an inaugural autumn bull sale last Friday on farm. On offer were 30 black Angus bulls from leading industry sires, sold via Landmark and Elders with auctioneer Ross Milne at the helm of the sale. […]

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

Always a good time at LSC

LEONGATHA Secondary College’s Friday’s focus turned to running, jumping and throwing for their school athletics carnival on Friday. Students were pumped when its serious and not-so-serious athletes took part in field events or just cheered on their classmates. College sports coordinator Katherine Roberts was delighted with the students’ spirit in and out of competition. “An amazing […]

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

Youngsters strive

KORUMBURRA Primary School had its annual athletics day last Tuesday. With plenty of action on the track and field there was a great atmosphere regardless of the average weather. House colours ruled and the smooth running of the day was a credit to the staff, parents and volunteers in particular as well as the Korumburra […]

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

Tennis grand final goes down to the wire

THE weather was ideal for the Allambee Mirboo and District Tennis grand final; fine and very little wind. The three sections were all down to the last sets. Section 1: Inverloch 5.59 defeated Phillip Island 4.57. What a great final; it was close all game. A low point was when Bronwyn Williams was unable to […]

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

Inverloch Kongwak secures first footy win

A SEASON opening win for Inverloch Kongwak has started its entry into the West Gippsland Football Netball League on a high. In a pretty close game for much of the day, IK stamped its authority on the game in the last quarter, booting seven goals to take out victory 15.11.101 to Cora Lynn 9.11.65. Toby […]

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

Premiership team reminisce on marathon cricket match

THE former Outtrim Kongwak premiership A Grade cricket team celebrated its 40 year reunion recently. The team took out the premiership against Dalyston in the 1976/77 season, following what is believed to be a record breaking five day match – the match was called off three times due to rain. Outtrim Kongwak fought its way […]

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

Inverloch crushed by Workmens

INVERLOCH suffered a crushing defeat in the A Grade Division One grand final over the weekend being completely outclassed by the mighty Wonthaggi Workmen’s Cricket Club. In fact if you’d slept in on Sunday morning expecting to get to the cricket at lunchtime to watch the finale you would have probably missed the end of […]

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

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