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Livestock yards reach 10 year milestone

Onwards and upwards: VLE chief executive officer Wayne Osborne said the selling centre at Leongatha has gone from strength to strength over the past 10 years.

THIS year marks 10 years since the Victorian Livestock Exchange (VLE) took over the saleyards in Koonwarra, now known as VLE Leongatha. VLE chief executive officer Wayne Osborne said when VLE purchased the yards, they were an open air, concrete floored facility, which was the conventional design at the time. At the same time, VLE […]

May 17th, 2016 | Posted in Business,News,Rural News | Read More »

Don’t miss business forum


MINIMISING red tape and increasing cultural awareness are the objectives of the 2016 Business Forum, hosted by Prom Country Regional Tourism. This year’s forum will feature two speakers: the Victorian Red Tape Commissioner Matthew Butlin and Dr Barb West, a recognised cultural anthropologist and expert in intercultural communications. Mr Butlin will discuss how he works […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Bright idea to make tracks

Track plans: Ian Cole and his dog Sasha sit outside Leongatha Railway Station which Mr Cole hopes to transform into a model railway tourist attraction.

LEONGATHA Railway Station could become a tourist attraction for the town if Ian Cole’s model railway project goes ahead. Mr Cole, president of the Gippsland Historical Model Railway, would like to transform the disused station into a model railway similar to the one currently in the works at Bass. “Leongatha Station will become dormant following […]

April 27th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

More options at therapy centre

Welcomed services: from left, Samanatha Butler, Dr Lachlan Chisholm and Margie Fraser have been instrumental in the expansion of services at South Gippsland Therapy Clinic.

SOUTH Gippsland Therapy Centre is thrilled to announce its recent expansion. The centre recently welcomed Samantha Butler and Margie Fraser to its highly qualified team. Samantha is the friendly face at reception while Margie brings a wealth of experience in physiotherapy to the practice. Qualifying in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1976, Margie has a […]

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

Industrial estate excels

Quality service: the team at Wonthaggi Motorcycles and Power Equipment, from left, Matt O’Donnell, Cade Brown, John McCall, Sean Thompson and Chris O’Donnell strive to provide excellent service and the best outcomes for their customers.

BOASTING a plethora of large manufacturing companies, Wonthaggi’s industrial estate is a lively hub for local enterprise. Located along the industrial zone on the Inverloch Road – encompassing Loughran Drive – and further into town along the Bass Highway, the industrial estate is a quality supplier outlet for a range of businesses and a significant […]

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

Best in the business, again

New arrival: from left, Russell Hemming and Neil Forth of Leongatha Holden have once again been recognised as the best in the business after winning the Grand Masters Award.

LEONGATHA Holden has once again proven it is the superior dealership after it recently took out another top customer service gong. General manager Russell Hemming said his team of experienced professionals reaped the rewards after taking out the Holden Grand Masters award this year. Part of the Gippsland Holden franchise, the South Gippsland Highway dealership […]

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

Brown’s in hot demand

Hay help: from left, Browns Stockfeed managing directors Chris and Cameron Brown can help local farmers source hay and other feed supplements in preparation of the upcoming winter months.

IMPRESSIVE client growth and a resounding reputation for providing quality stockfeed to Gippsland farmers have resulted in further expansion of Browns Stockfeed. Based in Leongatha, brothers and managing directors Chris and Cameron Brown have continued to develop the bulk stockfeed business to incorporate a rural merchandise store in 2014 and now Browns are pleased to […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Landmark’s milestone year

Helping hands: from left, Mirra Zubcic and Sam Vagg are in store and ready to help local farmers with all their fertilising and agronomy needs at Landmark Leongatha.

LANDMARK Leongatha is celebrating its first birthday under the ownership of Barry Svenson and Sam Vagg this month. The Horn Street retailer has made waves in South Gippsland agriculture by offering a wide range of premium products to suit every farmer’s needs. Landmark recently nabbed an exclusive deal with Foundation ML to sell its state […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Business leaders inspire teens

Food for thought: Brent Sinclair (centre) of Brent Sinclair Catering spoke to Leongatha Secondary College students Jack and Jesse about his experiences in the workforce at the Beacon speed careers seminar on Tuesday, March 22.

  LEONGATHA Secondary College students got to hear firsthand experiences from local business people at the Beacon speed careers seminar last Tuesday, March 22. Year 10 students listened to 14 business people share their experiences and study pathways to gain a broader understanding of different careers in the community. “This is the fifth year we […]

March 30th, 2016 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Colouring challenge begins

Fun prize: Lisa McClare shows off the prize to be won for the best colouring competition entry at the Wonthaggi Newsagency. Entries close on Easter Saturday, March 26.

PUT your artistic skills to the test with Newspower’s annual Easter colouring competition. The Wonthaggi Newsagency invites infant age and school age children to enter the competition for their chance to win an awesome prize and an opportunity to have their entry judged at state level. All prizes are Staedtler products. Wonthaggi’s prize is the […]

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

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