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New school to create new jobs

WONTHAGGI’S education and employment opportunities look likely to boom, after Premier Daniel Andrews announced $32.5 million for a new senior campus of Wonthaggi Secondary College last Friday. The project will also include a new highball stadium for the community. Mr Andrews said, “The best part of $32.5 million means an awful lot of jobs. This […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

RSL, council land swap called off

A PROPOSED deal between Leongatha RSL and South Gippsland Shire Council has been abandoned. Leongatha RSL is no longer pursuing a land exchange with council, citing concerns about the viability of a proposed new RSL. The RSL initially wanted to use the council-owned former Carino’s function centre in Smith Street to create a new building […]

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Farm chop

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council may receive an influx of applications to subdivide large farmers into smaller, intensive operations, changing the region’s landscape, Cr Lorraine Brunt warned last Wednesday. The region is likely to have more small scale intensive farms in the future, but council’s planning rules could hold back such development, if a test case […]

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MG announces agreement with Saputo

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited today announces that it has entered into a binding agreement with Saputo Dairy Australia Pty Ltd for the sale to Saputo of all of MG’s operating assets and operating liabilities for A$1,310 million. The announcement was made ahead of MG’s AGM today. See statement attached.  

October 27th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Miners’ Dispensary is your partner in health

THE Miners’ Dispensary in Wonthaggi is more than just a pharmacy. It is your partner in health, with a focused and trained team of professionals who can improve your health and wellbeing in many different ways. With summer coming up it is appropriate we consider the damage the sun can do to our skin. We are […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Tourism mentees announced for South Gippsland

THE future of the tourism industry in South Gippsland is in good hands. The 2017-18 participants in the Ken Hore Tourism Mentoring Program were announced recently. The program promotes skills and excellence among young people and new entrants into the tourism industry, extends their tourism networks, and provides a broader understanding of the industry, while […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Galloping in for horse expo

THE inaugural Gippsland Horse Expo was held at the Mirboo North Shire Hall recently.THE inaugural Gippsland Horse Expo was held at the Mirboo North Shire Hall recently.Horse lovers from as far away as Bairnsdale, Melbourne and even Tasmania flocked to the hall to check out the many stalls inside. Local businesses, as well as many from […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Three new faces join GippsDairy board

THREE new directors were appointed to the GippsDairy Board at last Thursday’s annual general meeting. Korumburra’s Michelle Axford, Glen Alvie dairy farmer Shiona Berry and Neerim South’s David Johnson were formally announced in their new roles at the AGM in Traralgon. The meeting also saw Grant Williams, a dairy farmer from Hallora, and Lauren Finger, […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Burra Foods cut costs

BURRA Foods is moving forward, turning sustainable and cost efficient by installing 100 kilowatts of solar energy to the front warehouse roof at its Korumburra site. “Like the everyday household, Burra Foods is struggling with the ever increasing costs of energy and must do something about it,” Glenn Falcke of Burra Foods said. “Our energy […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Balers pose fire danger

EACH year we hear about hay stack fires in sheds and in paddocks and the financial loss of outside haystacks, sheds and unfortunately, equipment. However, not so commonly known is that there are also many baler fires that start while baling, many of which could have been avoided or at least, with much reduced damage. […]

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

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