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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 »

Book selection wows in Inverloch

Books galore: pick up a good book from Trudy Banks at newsXpress Inverloch this winter.

AVID readers need look no further than newsXpress Inverloch for their next great read. The weather has been wild and wintery lately so it’s an optimal time to find a new book to settle down with. newsXpress has been stocking books since Trudy and Adrian Banks took over in 2009, and it has become a […]

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

Burra’s crop ready to pick

Gardeners’ delight: Kelly Hughes with Betty Cuthbert, a pretty apricot rose named in honour of the famed Olympian. Kelly was surrounded by a forest of bare rooted plants in the Burra Garden Supplies nursery. With hundreds more still to arrive, the rush was already on early on Thursday morning.

ANYONE who has driven past Burra Garden Supplies in recent days and seen the forest of bare branched plants that have sprouted will know the season. It is the time of the year when serious gardeners get really excited. It is bare rooted planting season and the variety of plants available at Burra Garden Supplies […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Easter festival in the pipeline

New president: Dee Connell recently became the president of the Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association, and hopes to bring an exciting new event to the town next Easter.

NEW president of the Wonthaggi Business and Tourism Association (WBTA) Dee Connell has a few ideas up her sleeve to brighten up Wonthaggi. Dee has been the treasurer of the WBTA for three years and stepped up to her new role after its last annual general meeting on May 24. “Ross Langlois (former president) has […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Keep warm this winter

Wide range: Tim Brown and Mat O’Donnell from Wonthaggi Motorcycles and Power Equipment will help you find the right chainsaw to suit your needs.

PICK up a Stihl chainsaw at Wonthaggi Motorcycles and Power Equipment and keep your wood fire going throughout the winter months. Wonthaggi Motorcycles and Power Equipment stock an extensive range of Stihl chainsaws and products. For a limited time Stihl is offering double dipper cash back – get up to $400 cash back on selected […]

June 21st, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Supplier trade day packs them in

In the know: from left, Tim Hailes and Shaun Besim of Pferd, abrasive supplier for BJ Bearings, chats to Andrew Sage of Andrew Sage Engineering, covering all general engineering, based in Leongatha. 
Andrew said, “There are really great deals on offer today and I am always well looked after by the staff at BJ Bearings Leongatha”.

BJ Bearings in Leongatha held a product awareness day last Friday, May 27, adding value to its customer base. Customers were invited into the store to gain an appreciation of what BJ Bearings has to offer, with the help of product demonstrations and specialists. “The day was successful and effective and exceeded our expectations. We […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Nyora pharmacy launches

Drugs on tap: newcomer to the area and Korumburra resident Sam has had his hands full since Nyora Pharmacy opened a month ago, particularly with the number of customers growing so rapidly. 
“People are loving having a pharmacy in the town,” he said.

NYORA Pharmacy has been opened just over a month now and everyone is loving it. It’s taken a while to get it right, to stock the shelves and find the right mix of products that the community requires, but pharmacist Sam Chalavi and his partner George Spyropoulos believe they are just about there. To celebrate […]

May 31st, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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