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Southern Business Women’s Network turns 20

THE Southern Business Women’s Network celebrated a 20 year milestone on Thursday night. In 1998, a small group of women developed an idea to support women in business. This network would be based on similar trade associations. Now it is 2018 and the network has 300 members. “The network is thriving. It truly was an […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Gate closes on local produce

A LOCAL fresh produce business has finished indefinitely in the face of challenging barriers to entering a market dominated by major supermarket chains. FarmGate Online, a local food distribution company which operated from distribution points along the Bass Coast and South Gippsland, ceased operating recently. Leaving no debtors in its wake, FarmGate Online owners Aladair […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Crowds rush to Burra Brewing Co.

BURRA Brewing Co. has opened the doors to its brewery on Commercial Street in Korumburra, with its own craft beers on tap. Burra Brewing Co. is owned and operated by locals Kim Nicholas, Anthony Dempster, Luke Jones, Narelle Jones, Phill Dempster and Ange Dempster. All the brewing of Burra Brewing Co. beer is done onsite […]

August 21st, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Excellence award for Wonthaggi builder

WONTHAGGI firm DAS Constructions has won the Regional Master Builder of the Year (Commercial) Award at the Master Builders Excellence in Construction Awards held in Melbourne. Their work on Newhaven College’s Senior Learning Centre and Specialist Facility was completed to the highest level of accuracy, and within a short timeframe, requiring the coordination of trades […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tourism boost is music to Bass Coast’s ears

MUSIC is driving more people into South Gippsland. For the last 12 years, the Hills Are Alive Group has generated tourism to the Krowera hinterland with music festivals, resulting in an economic boost. Now the group is looking to take a step forward to target a new demographic of music lovers. Operators of the Hills […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Burra brewing new business

THE Burra Brewery was officially opened on Saturday, drawing a huge crowd from near and far, all keen for a taste of what the new Korumburra business has to offer. Bar manager and part owner Narelle Jones said the idea for the brewery was born on a golf trip around four years ago. After a […]

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Water bills among Australia’s cheapest

THE average residential water customer in South Gippsland will continue to pay some of the lowest rates in Australia for water and sewerage services. Average water bills in South Gippsland will remain relatively stable in 2018-19, with the average bill to remain at $996, according to the Essential Services Commission (ESC), the state’s water regulator. […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Children’s service looks to expand

THE Corner Inlet’s kindergarten and childcare services needs to expand to meet demand. Prom Coast Centres for Children (PCCC) is a not for profit organisation operating centres at Foster, Fish Creek, Toora and Welshpool. Foster offers long day care and kindergarten, and Fish Creek, Toora and Welshpool provide kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. After school and a […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Burra Foods’ milk to hit the shelves in Taiwan

KORUMBURRA dairy processor Burra Foods has announced the launch of its new dairy brand, Pure Source Milk. Pure Source is Burra Foods’ first retail product and is part of a strategy to drive maximum value from fresh farm gate milk in international markets. The one-litre Australian fresh milk packs will initially be exported to Taiwan […]

June 26th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Burra Foods makes electricity savings

KORUMBURRA dairy processor Burra Foods has entered into a Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement with Melbourne-based energy retailer Flow Power. The deal will bring Burra Foods closer to meeting its energy efficiency goals and give the business access to secure low-cost renewable energy over 10 years. The renewable power, sourced from Ararat Wind Farm, is […]

June 5th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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