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Former locals win business award

FORMER Leongatha residents Lisa and Kurt Gowers showcased how hard work pays after winning the professional services category in the Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Award. They opened Lavanya Spa Retreat in Williamstown more than five years ago. They started out in a single room in 2012 and have since expanded to a large day spa […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Sales awards for Landmark Harcourts

LANDMARK Harcourts Leongatha office has cleaned up two quarterly awards for sales following an awards ceremony at the Brighton International last week. Barry Redmond, business owner and sales consultant took out the top spot, a Titanium Award, for the best sales in the state for most property sold (dollar value) across the Landmark Harcourts group. […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Service station excitement builds

THE new Evans Petroleum Westside service station in Leongatha should be open for business by mid December. The project was setback due to wet weather throughout winter. “It’s been a bit of a hit or miss with the weather,” Evans Petroleum managing director Stuart Evans said. “We closed the site down at the end of […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Twenty first century comes to Fish Creek Hotel

TWO new Tesla electric car re-charging points have been installed at the Fish Creek Hotel. The first users, doctors Alan Montague and Maree Mastwyk, were “thrilled” to find the charging station when they visited for lunch with Maree’s mother, Mary Mastwyk. Alan said the charger, at 64kw per hour, was much faster than his one […]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Farm expo had it all

THERE was something for everyone at the Small Farm and Lifestyle Expo held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit over the weekend. The latest in farm machinery for serious farmers or small landholders was on display with advice from the region’s best farm equipment retailers. Free face painting, chainsaw sculpture, sheep shearing and much […]

November 8th, 2017 | Posted in Business,Rural News | Read More »

Miners’ Dispensary is your partner in health

THE Miners’ Dispensary in Wonthaggi is more than just a pharmacy. It is your partner in health, with a focused and trained team of professionals who can improve your health and wellbeing in many different ways. With summer coming up it is appropriate we consider the damage the sun can do to our skin. We are […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tourism mentees announced for South Gippsland

THE future of the tourism industry in South Gippsland is in good hands. The 2017-18 participants in the Ken Hore Tourism Mentoring Program were announced recently. The program promotes skills and excellence among young people and new entrants into the tourism industry, extends their tourism networks, and provides a broader understanding of the industry, while […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Galloping in for horse expo

THE inaugural Gippsland Horse Expo was held at the Mirboo North Shire Hall recently.THE inaugural Gippsland Horse Expo was held at the Mirboo North Shire Hall recently.Horse lovers from as far away as Bairnsdale, Melbourne and even Tasmania flocked to the hall to check out the many stalls inside. Local businesses, as well as many from […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Taxi staff deliver for environment

SOUTH Coast Taxis is starting a program that will see its taxis become carbon neutral by offsetting their taxis’ emissions with local revegetation projects. “The environment is this region’s most valuable asset and its’ biggest draw card, and we want to do our part in protecting and enhancing it,” Michael Wright of South Coast Taxis […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Pipeline work starts on water security project

PRELIMINARY work for the Lance Creek Water Connection pipeline has started. The project will link Korumburra, Nyora, Poowong and Loch’s water reservoirs to the Lance Creek reservoir, as well as Melbourne’s water system and the desalination plant at Wonthaggi, boosting the towns’ water security. Pump station construction is underway at the Lance Creek Water Treatment […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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