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Tomato tradition goes on

Pasta sauce: Vito, left, and Marg Serafino of Leongatha spend a day at the end of every summer processing tomatoes into homemade passata or tomato puree.

ON one day at the end of every summer, 10 to 15 cases of tomatoes pass through Marg and Vito Serafino’s front door. None come out – except as bottles of tomato puree, known as passata. Each year the Serafinos of Leongatha invite guests at the end of summer to join them for a day […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Welshpool blooms on show

Orange power: Margaret Eddy from Buffalo and Dawn Green from Leongatha with the winning dahlia exhibit in Class A.

THE Welshpool and District Horticultural Society held its 54th autumn flower show recently, with the theme: March magic. With good entries across the whole program, the Welshpool Hall was once again filled with colour and creativity from all of the pretty blooms and other garden delights. The Best exhibit in show was awarded to Welshpool’s […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Milk shake up

Looking good: Gordon and Sylvia Vagg from Leongatha South are happy with MG’s capital restructure proposal, which they learnt more about at a suppliers meeting in Leongatha last Tuesday, March 17.

    DAIRY farmers appear to be leaning towards backing Murray Goulburn’s capital restructure proposal, but uncertainty still lingers over whether farmers will reap higher pay cheques as a result. MG held a supplier meeting in Leongatha last Tuesday, one of several held across the region. Discussed at the meeting were the half year review, […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Watch out for wasps


SOUTH Gippsland has been gripped by the most severe outbreak of European wasps in 20 years. Tens of thousands of the insects with potentially fatal stings are being discovered across the region, prompting a rush of emergency phone calls to pest controllers. Some unfortunate people have been stung, with one man bitten 20 times. The […]

March 24th, 2015 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Fishy hosts touching relay

Courage: Meeniyan’s Amelia Piening shaved her head for a cure at Fish Creek’s Relay for Life on Saturday. Her hair was shaved by Meeniyan hairdresser Cathy Waldron.

THE inaugural Fish Creek Relay for Life raised an incredible $32,900 over the weekend. Terrill Park hosted 22 teams and 344 individual walkers over the 18 hour event. The opening ceremony was held at 4pm on Saturday. The ribbon was cut by cancer survivor Edith Gray, who is a highly respected member of the Foster […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Tractor rally pulls crowd

Working hard: Wonthaggi’s Jeremiah Evans watched on as his siblings Max and Brooke groom horse Bonnie at the Working Horse and Tractor Rally.

NYORA enjoyed one of the best Korumburra Working Horse and Tractor Rallies it has seen over the weekend. Organiser Peter Xuereb said the weekend celebration of historic machinery and bush skills was a raging success, with both the crowd and the exhibitors extremely happy with the outcome. “Everyone was having a great time,” he said. […]

March 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Wonthaggi CFA strives to protect

Community service: from left, Wonthaggi CFA third lieutenant Peter Dell and volunteer Pete Walters are keen to keep the community safe.

THE Wonthaggi CFA is dedicated to ensuring the community is a safe environment. Kim O’Connor has stepped down from his position as captain. David Murdoch is currently the acting captain but is well supported by first lieutenant Jamie Moresco, third lieutenant Peter Dell and fourth lieutenant Ashley England. There are 45 volunteers within the brigade […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Police chase radios

Old technology: Wonthaggi’s Constable Tash Collison uses the in car analogue radio system, which is currently a security risk for police.

LOCAL police are keen to go digital. The State Government’s promise to replace outdated police radios with digital radios became a step closer when Police Minister Wade Noonan announced talks had begun with Victoria Police to replace the old system. Police say the safety of country officers is compromised by outdated police radios. Members of […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Realignment back on agenda

Bye bye bends: VicRoads are working to develop a plan to realign the Black Spur section of the South Gippsland Highway at Koonwarra, to eliminate dangerous bends.

VICROADS has a budget of $211,000 to undertake a planning study for the South Gippsland Highway realignment through the Black Spur, south of Koonwarra. South Gippsland Shire Council director of engineering services Anthony Seabrook said the planning study will enable VicRoads to prepare and submit a business case to the State Government for funding consideration […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Stamp out inequality

Strong community: from left, Wonthaggi YMCA health and wellness coordinator Emma Livesey, YMCA community development officer Fiona Passarin and YMCA centre manager Glenn Marshman works as a team to empower both genders and spread the message of gender equality.

    DOMESTIC violence prevention advocate Fiona Passarin wants to stop violence in South Gippsland. The Wonthaggi YMCA community development officer was horrified when statistics revealed one woman dies at the hands of her partner in Australia every week and has taken it upon herself to educate others about the dangers of abuse. Statistics show […]

March 17th, 2015 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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