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Dairying life inspires teen’s rural passion

A YANAKIE woman knows how lucky she has been to grow up on a dairy farm. Courtney Zuidema, a member of a South Gippsland dairying dynasty, credits her farming upbringing with helping her to secure a tertiary scholarship to pursue university studies. She will now pursue a teaching degree and wants to return to a […]

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New wind farm legal stoush blows up

THE controversial Bald Hills Wind Farm at Tarwin Lower is embroiled in yet another legal case. Neighbours last week began new proceedings in the Supreme Court at Morwell against the wind farm operators, Bald Hills Wind Farm Pty Ltd (BHWF), alleging nuisance noise and loss of property value. They are seeking a declaration from the […]

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South Gippsland Shire Council reveals new CEO

SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council has named its new CEO. She is Kerryn Ellis, who is currently as director corporate services at Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC). Her appointment was confirmed at a special meeting of council this morning. Prior to working at IBAC, Ms Ellis was director corporate performance with the City of Greater […]

February 5th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,News | Read More »

Cranbourne Cup – where the city meets the country

THE 46th running of greyhound racing’s annual Cranbourne Cup will take place on Saturday night, February 8, with entertainment for people of all ages.The Cranbourne Cup is the premier event held by the Cranbourne Greyhound Racing Club each year, and many champion greyhounds have won the race including last year’s winner Orson Allen, who went […]

February 4th, 2020 | Posted in Featured,Sport | Read More »

Schools spend millions

WHILE the opening of Wonthaggi Secondary’s College’s $32.7m new senior campus on Friday may be the talk of the region, other schools are undertaking exciting capital works of their own. Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College in Leongatha has begun building its $4m senior school. This complex will include 12 classrooms, an indoor canteen, a common […]

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Beef Week field days attract cattle buyers

SOUTH Gippsland’s beef studs were at their best despite the wet weather on Saturday for the highly-anticipated Beef Week open day. Hundreds of farmers and breeders alike travelled around the region to assess some of the unique cattle being bred at studs. Bill and Minnie Kees’ Warringa Herefords, Wayne and Alison Sanders’ Laverna Park Limousin, […]

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Back from the black

JIM Pickersgill could not find the energy to do anything. Even dressing himself became a chore. “My body had just been exhausted from trying to continue on for such a long time and it just got to the stage where I was physically and mentally burnt out,” he said. The Leongatha accountant remembers the time […]

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A first for South Gippsland

FOR the first time, the Meeniyan Garlic Festival will be hosting a special degustation lunch where the high quality of Gippsland produce will be matched with high quality, award-winning Gippsland wines. As a celebration of all things Gippsland, three top chefs are combining their talents and their love of Gippsland produce to demonstrate just how […]

February 4th, 2020 | Posted in Arts & Entertainment,Featured | Read More »

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