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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 »

A cut above

BEING a hairdresser is a career choice that can take you absolutely anywhere. For Melissa Weekes, from Razor Sharp in Leongatha, it’s been a job that holds few regrets. “I’ve been hairdressing for almost 14 years. I just fell into it. I was working at David Jones in Chadstone,” she said. “One of my friends […]

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

Irish growth surprises Burra Foods’ farmers

SOUTH Gippsland dairy farmers learnt the Irish dairy industry could surpass Australian production within years. That fact surprised 24 Burra Foods suppliers who took part in the 2019 Burra Foods Ireland Study Tour. “The biggest thing was the positivity of their dairy industry. Their industry has gone from strength to strength,” Burra Foods milk supply […]

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Nick’s life message

COLLINGWOOD grand-final hero, Nick Maxwell, has made a career after football motivating business leaders as well as current sporting stars. It hasn’t just been AFL stars coming under his mentoring. He also plays a key role with the players at the Melbourne’s Storm and with leading netball teams as their leadership and cultural manager. Leongatha […]

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

The journeys of a vet

FROM tending to sled dogs in Alaska to dairy cattle in Leongatha, veterinarian Tom Gilheany is well travelled and highly skilled. The animal lover grew up on a beef farm is Rosedale which ultimately informed his decision to study veterinary science at Melbourne University. In 2011, he acquired his first job with Tarwin Veterinary Group […]

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Go New Zealand by rail, cruise and coach

A FULLY escorted trip, departing and arriving in Leongatha, is now available on a magnificent New Zealand departure in March 2020, courtesy Leongatha Travel and Cruise. Your holiday will encompass the best of New Zealand through the romance of rail, the majesty of cruising and the luxury of coach travel on a Grand Pacific Tours […]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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