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Woolies workers face the chop

LONG-TIME Woolworths workers in Leongatha and Wonthaggi are facing the prospect of losing their current jobs. Days after the Leongatha store celebrated the achievements of four senior staff who’d chalked up 150 years at the outlet, consultation began on a “new store operating model” to be rolled out across the country in September. A Woolworths […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Sarah designs thriving business

THE quote “creativity is intelligence having fun” has become a life motto that Inverloch’s Sarah Van Stokrom lives by. She practises this theory every day in her own local design business: ‘Of a Graphic Nature’. Websites, brochures and pamphlets, invitations and logo design are just a few services she offers. Regardless of her exceptional talent […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Our Top Builders

Roseleigh triumphs with custom design THOSE who have been clients of Roseleigh Homes won’t be surprised to learn they’ve again been recognised as one of the best in the business. The company recently won ‘Best Custom Home’ in the $400,000-$500,000 range in the Master Builders Victoria Regional Building Awards for their project at 37 Stoddarts […]

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Coastal town attracts Crystal

BUYING or selling a home is no small feat. Most people dream of owning their own home – it’s something many of us aspire to even as children. For Crystal-Jae Harrison, genuine satisfaction comes from helping clients find their perfect home or sell their property at a great price. “I love helping people to achieve […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Port toasts mew $5m pub

IT’S TAKEN five years for someone to step up, but finally plans are underway for a new pub to be built at Port Albert. In February 2014, history went up in flames when the oldest hotel in Victoria burnt to the ground. Residents and tourists alike were shocked to see the Port Pub, which was […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Cheers to lifesaving act

Hotel offers heart starter of another kind THERE’S been many a punter who has slipped into McCartin’s Hotel in Leongatha over the years for a ‘heart-starter’, though nothing rivals the venue’s latest addition. A life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AED) has been added to the pub’s Bair Street entrance, giving people in Leongatha 24-hour access in […]

July 9th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

If you love food, you’ll love these towns

KORUMBURRA AND LEONGATHA   WHETHER your thing is cafe hopping for a spiced chai latte or sourcing out the best savoury treat, Korumburra and Leongatha are must stops. Home to an abundance of delicious food and beverage opportunities, the townships are waiting to be discovered.  From the best pies in the district, to Indian food […]

July 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Winter market warms in Venus Bay

VENUS Bay is no longer just a place where cashed-up people from Melbourne buy holiday houses. It’s now a destination for young families too. Real estate agent Daniel Lawrie, from Alex Scott in Venus Bay, said the market in the town “continues to remain strong, with houses and land moving steadily, even through these winter […]

July 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Baking away at a successful career

THE art of baking fresh bread and pastries has been a cornerstone of society for hundreds of years. The essential occupation, however, is under threat as a widespread shortage of bakers continues. Yet, so does the demand for quality bread and pastries, making it a smart, long term career choice. Baker and pastry cook of […]

July 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Holiday hurdle

Info centre closure hinders tourism AS the visitor information Centre at Korumburra’s Coal Creek shuts down for winter, many locals are left wondering how its closure will affect tourism and businesses – and what other consequences will ensue. South Gippsland Shire Council shut the centre until December and has urged visitors to use the Foster […]

June 25th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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