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Strong competition for Bass Coast Business Awards

Friendly team: Pete Flocas and proprietor Trudy Banks of newsXpress Inverloch, a finalist in the Bass Coast Business Awards.

FOR the eighth year running, Bass Coast businesses will be recognised for excellence at the 2016 Bass Coast Business Awards. Entries closed last month and the 19 finalists have been announced. This year’s finalists are A Maze’N Things, Bass Strait Direct, Cheeky Goose Cafe, Coast Magazine, Diverse Auto Electrics, Grantville Pharmacy, Inverloch Views, Island Whole […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Come and discover

Quality fare: Mark Chapman and the friendly staff at Chapman’s Butchery look forward to seeing you and making the most of the Super Thursday specials.
Don’t forget to take your coupon in to receive the great discount offer at 32 Bear Street.

INVERLOCH’S industrial estate is like no other. There is a mix of businesses meeting the community’s everyday needs and of the variety one would expect to find in a typical industrial estate. There are also businesses one would not expect to find there and that’s what makes a trip to the estate so satisfying. Inverloch […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Chinese investment in Burra Foods approved


BURRA Foods of Korumburra will officially be majority owned by a Chinese company. On Friday, the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) provided Burra Foods with written notice there were no objections to the proposed change in shareholding under which leading international dairy farming company, Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co Ltd (Fuyuan), would take a majority […]

August 16th, 2016 | Posted in Business,Rural News | Read More »

Here’s to 50 years of good health

Return: Dr Tim Lowe, second from left, with partner Jenny, catch up with Dr Chris Webster and Dr Michael Bourke.

LEONGATHA Health Care, formerly Leongatha Medical Group, this week reached a milestone of 50 years of providing medical services to the district. On Sunday, July 31 doctors, nurses, staff, friends and family gathered at the current site which has stood the test of time to celebrate with afternoon tea and the cutting of a cake […]

August 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Business,Community | Read More »

Wine lovers toast a master

A KEEN group of wine enthusiasts had fun avoiding the winter blast on July 23, with a wonderful afternoon spent with local wine maker and national wine judge, Marcus Satchell. The wine appreciation class was organised by Gippsland Food Adventures in conjunction with Marcus and Lisa Satori of Dirty 3 winery at Leongatha South. The […]

August 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Discover trade skills

Practical learning: from left, South Gippsland Secondary College students Lachy Petersen, Max Meyer and Cael Green are undertaking a Certificate Two in Automotive Studies at Federation Training, Leongatha, part of the South Gippsland Trade Skills Alliance.

THE South Gippsland Trade Skills Alliance will be openingits doors to provide an opportunity for students, parents, employers and the local community to explore the many opportunities available at thesestate of the art training facilities. If you’re looking to become an electrician, motor mechanic, carpenter, plumber or work within the dairy, horticulture or agriculture industry, […]

August 2nd, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Training restaurants open for business

Ready to serve: from left, Courtney Spencer, Kirstie Scott and Corinne McLure at work in Federation Training’s Wildflower Café.

FEDERATION Training’s three training restaurants are now open for business, having re-commenced a lunch service available to staff, students and the wider community. The training restaurants are well placed throughout Gippsland, with the Wildflower Café at Leongatha, Waratah Restaurant at Morwell, and the OakTree Restaurant at Bairnsdale. All food is prepared and served by Federation […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Dekkers share knowledge

LOCAL couple Frank and Jeanne Dekker shared their rich experiences as guest speakers at the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual general meeting on Monday, July 4. Speaking to some of the group’s 58 delegates at the Leongatha RSL, Mr Dekker shared his tips on running a sustainable community asset as secretary of the […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Chamber’s new leader

New roles: from left, treasurer Sandra Fleming, new president Brenton Williams, outgoing president Peter Watchorn, new secretary Emma Smith and guest speaker Jeanne Dekker at the Leongatha Chamber of Commerce and Industry annual general meeting, held at Leongatha RSL.

BRENTON Williams will head the Leongatha Chamber of Industry and Commerce following his appointment at the group’s annual general meeting on Monday, July 4. Leongatha Newsagency’s Peter Watchorn stepped down as president at the end of his three year term to hand over the reins to former vice president Mr Williams of BJ’s Earthmoving. The […]

July 12th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

IGA and Lions pool farmers relief

Helping our farmers: from left, Graham Cockerell, Need for Feed Coordinator; Noel Gregg, Disaster Relief Chairman, Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula Lions District; Michael Lorenz, proprietor Michael's IGA Supermarkets; and Megan Colahan, administration/finance officer, Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria (Gippsland) at the launch of a proactive and significant drive to raise funds to support those in the farming community who may need assistance.

MICHAEL’S Supa IGA Leongatha and Korumburra, and the Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula Lions District have teamed up to set in motion a massive fundraising program for farmers. The dairy farmers’ milk crisis support program coffers will be filled by shoppers at the supermarkets in either town awarding their community benefits points to the effort. To […]

July 5th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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