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Mirboo North forest saved from logging Mirboo North is celebrating after being told three coupes proposed for logging will no longer be chopped. The amended Timber Release Plan (TRP) released this week by the State Government agency VicForests indicated the coupes would not be logged in the current plan. The Mirboo North community campaigned tirelessly […]

April 26th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

ANZACS remain in our hearts

SOUTH Gippslanders turned out in their thousands to pay their respects at ANZAC Day services across the region today. Inverloch A cool clear morning greeted more than 400 at Inverloch for the annual ANZAC Day dawn service. The dawn remembrance was reignited by the Inverloch RSL Sub Branch 20 years ago when a small crowd […]

April 25th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cr Jeremy Rich resigns

CR JEREMY Rich will resign from South Gippsland Shire Council, effective May 9. That is also the deadline for when council must respond to the Victorian Government Minister Adem Somyurek’s call for council to justify why it should not be sacked, due to concerns about council’s governance. Cr Rich was charged with drugs and firearms […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Mentors lend a hand on-farm

A PROGRAM to mentor farmers and help them manage and develop their properties is being trialled through the South Gippsland and Yarram Yarram Landcare networks. The aim is to match farmers with suitable local mentors who can provide advice and help them develop farm management plans. As well as working with their individual mentors and […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Can-Am vehicles turn heads

FARMERS appreciated the versatility of Can-Am utility vehicles at a demo day at Koorooman last Tuesday, April 16. The event, hosted by Marriotts MPE and Can-Am, allowed farmers to test drive a range of vehicles and take up special offers. From all-terrain to side by side vehicles and sports side by side vehicles, the Can-Am […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Burra’s optimism buoys farmers

DAIRY processor Burra Foods is expecting milk production in Gippsland to rise over coming months, after a regional drop as the dry spell continues. The company has also given farmers reason for optimism by tipping a farmgate milk price of more than $6.50 in the 12 months of the next financial year. Burra Foods managing […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Rural News | Read More »

Skating program to roll

A NEW roller derby skate program set to launch in Leongatha has been met with much enthusiasm, attracting 20 registrations already for the first 10 week term starting April 29. The program, Skate Fit, will focus on skate skills, strength and cardio fitness in a relaxed and fun environment with beginner and advanced activities for […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Learning about life skills

THE kids came out to play at Foster recently enticed by a youth event organised at Manna Gum Community House. Titled, Step Up, the children were invited to try their hand on such things as making a wooden tool box and using computers to design posters featuring themselves flying through the sky. Organiser Rebecca Matthews […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

Fair entertains thousands

INVERLOCH was abuzz with thousands of locals and visitors on the Easter weekend, with Easter Saturday a bustling day in the middle of town. Inverloch-Kongwak Primary School was overwhelmed by people eager to enjoy the school’s annual Easter fair, which offered rides, food and prizes. A giant slide, inflatable castle, animal nursery and racing karts […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Community | Read More »

IGA community chest

IT was time once again to give back to the community for Leongatha IGA last week. Nine local country fire authorities were the recipients this time and between them they now have more than $5000 to spend on much needed equipment. The grants were part of the regular hand outs by IGA to needy organizations […]

April 24th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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