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Tabro Meat to expand

Council approval: Cr Bradley Drew of South Gippsland Shire Council spoke in favour of Tabro Meat's application to expand.

TABRO Meat abattoir in Lance Creek is set to make a $26 million upgrade and double its workforce from 160 to 320 full-time employees. The abattoir received approval from Bass Coast Shire Council to expand production at Wednesday night’s ordinary council meeting in Wonthaggi. Tabro Meat will increase capacity and is expected to triple its […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Rail trail push proposed


A NEW vision to lure more people to explore the Great Southern Rail Trail was presented to South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday. A new logo, brochure, postcards, website and app could promote the trail within the region and further afield. The proposal also calls for more infrastructure along the trail, such as new signs, […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Rush on Aussie berries

Our crop: Chris and Sue Howard have been growing blueberries organically at Leongatha North for more than 15 years on one of several local berry farms with a first class product.

LEONGATHA North berry growers Chris and Sue Howard have been inundated by requests for frozen berries in the wake of foreign berries infecting consumers with Hepatitis A. “We have had phone call after phone call,” Mrs Howard said. “The demand has at least tripled.” Victorians were shocked to learn the berries at the centre of […]

February 24th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tourism boost in sights

Fresh views: Berrys Creek’s Paul Ashton was recently elected to the board of directors for Destination Gippsland. He plans to use his years of experience to help increase interest in the region and raise awareness of fantastic attractions the area.

PAUL Ashton is bringing his tourism prowess to Gippsland. The Berrys Creek man was recently elected to the board of directors at Destination Gippsland to help create a thriving tourism hub in the area. “We cover a huge region from Phillip Island to Mallacoota,” he said. “This is a tremendous opportunity.” Destination Gippsland aims to […]

February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

Clearing sale success

Auction day: from left, children of Elders auctioneer Alex Dixon, Keira, Logan and Zahli Dixon, braved the wet weather at the clearing sale in Mirboo North on Saturday with Wonthaggi’s Lilly Dellamina (front).

DESPITE heavy rain, a fantastic crowd turned out for Elders’ clearing sale in Mirboo North on Saturday. “We had 29ml of rain but that didn’t force anyone to go home early,” Elders auctioneer Alex Dixon said. All items sold on the day and 300 people registered, including interstate bidders. “We had a few bidders contact […]

February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Rural News | Read More »

Treasured home to be auctioned

AFTER 38 years of serving the Stone family, the remarkable Inverloch property Bahla Bluff will go under the hammer on Saturday, February 28. The auction will take place on site – 29 Henderson’s Court – and will be managed by the son of the property owners, Inverloch real estate agent Lewis Stone. The house was […]

February 20th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Maximise your investment

Up and running: from left, Bill Nye, A Grade electrician, with Jonathan McMicking of Solar Servicing Australia.

SOLAR systems are a fantastic investment, and with simple maintenance, you can ensure that it is the best investment you ever made. Jonathan McMicking (aka Eddie) of JMC Electrics, is a local qualified electrician and Clean Energy accredited solar technician who has been installing solar systems throughout the Gippsland and Bass Coast region for the […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Willy cleans carpets

New owner: Willy Duran, left, new owner of Sth Gippy Carpet Cleaning, with the business’ former owner Brad Koetsveld in front of the sign at Meeniyan Recreation Reserve.

WILLY Duran of Korumburra is the new owner of Sth Gippy Carpet Cleaning. The business has been running successfully for four and a half years under its previous owner, Brad Koetsveld. “I couldn’t keep up with the work,” Mr Koetsveld said. “Willy came out of the blue like a bolt of lightning. “After today, Willy’s […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Gourmet goes bush at the market


FARMERS’ markets are bursting with local growers, producers and makers. Stallholders love providing everything from saffron to sourdough bread, local flatty tails to free range eggs and everything delicious in between. A foodie favourite will be making an appearance on the community stage at the Coal Creek Farmers’ Market in Korumburra this Saturday. Leslie Smith […]

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Chinese chase milk

Taking shape: Bass Coast Shire Council will hold a public meeting about a proposed milk factory at Kernot this Thursday night.

MILK from a $6 million factory proposed for Kernot will be sold at up to $8 a litre in China – more than eight times the price of drinking milk in Australia. But despite the premium price, only farmers in Kernot stand to benefit from the possibility of higher milk prices if Bass Coast Shire […]

February 6th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

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