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Much to like at Bairs

BAIRS Hotel in Leongatha has been an icon of the town since the hotel opened in 1890 and now there is even more to like. The hotel’s new beer garden and internal renovation officially opened on Sunday, showcasing a relaxed, charming outdoor area. Formerly the hotel’s drive through bottleshop, the beer garden is an ideal […]

February 5th, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Record year for tourism

RECORD visitor numbers and the appointment of two new directors to the board were the highlights of Destination Gippsland’s annual general meeting in Wonthaggi recently. Neil Travers, owner of Fish Creek’s Waratah Hills Winery, and Nick Murray, former CEO of Gippsland Ports, were appointed to the board by the member councils of the Gippsland Local […]

January 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Sureway gives to Lifeline

Major donation: Sureway Employment and Training Gippsland area managers Darren Beggs and Jacinta Muhovics presented a cheque for $2620 to Michelle Possingham from Lifeline Gippsland Telephone Crisis Centre on December 19. From November 12 to December 7, Sureway held a fundraising appeal across the company and gave money to a charity in each region for […]

December 31st, 2018 | Posted in Business,Community | Read More »

Expo attracts tradies

TRADIES gathered at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Thursday afternoon. The Capeview Mitre 10 Tradies Expo was on again with more innovative products to discover. Forty-three Mitre 10 suppliers set up shop at the Workmen’s Club and introduced local tradies to the latest market. “Innovation takes place all the time, but not necessarily in the […]

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Round Table serves a treat

THE Borough in Korumburra was bursting at the seams with a community celebrating the excitement for plans to revitalise the town last Wednesday. The Korumburra Round Table hosted a celebration of local food and hospitality along with displays outlining the Korumburra Community Hub and Streetscape Revitalisation plan. The event was a resounding success as more […]

November 20th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Knitters get a challenge

QUIRKY teddies, symmetrical scarves and even a knitted succulent terrarium were on display at Leongatha Sew and Knit recently. As part of a people’s choice award, shop owner Helen Heuschele said the sewing challenge was to stimulate customers and trial a potential charity project. “We are getting out of the knitting season so I put […]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Time to buoy business

SOUTH Gippsland Shire’s new councillor Rosemary Cousin wants to work with the community to reinvigorate Leongatha’s business sector. “As a regular customer coming to Leongatha, I’m deeply concerned about the number of vacant shops in the town and I want to hear from traders and the public about ideas that might turn the shire’s economy […]

November 6th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured,News | Read More »

Employers urged to look beyond disabilities

EMPLOYERS discovered the benefits of hiring people with disabilities at a networking event in Leongatha last Wednesday. Victoria’s Small Business Commissioner Judy O’Connell launched A Job for Everyone, a project that raises awareness of the advantages of hiring staff with disabilities. It’s a project of the National Disability Coordination Officer Program, for which Andrea Evans-McCall […]

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Business,Featured | Read More »

Building up ’Burra

KORUMBURRA is proposed to be home to a $2.5 million factory building sustainable homes, in a move that could create up to 20 jobs. South Gippsland Shire Council was last Wednesday briefed about Gippsland’s first solar powered residential development: a 12 unit project at Korumburra to be constructed by sustainable living builder iCUE Homes of […]

October 23rd, 2018 | Posted in Business | Read More »

MP: chance to grow horticulture

HORTICULTURE could be expanded in South Gippsland if redundant water reservoirs are used for irrigation, Gippsland South MLA Danny O’Brien said. He has called on the State Government to consider the future irrigation needs of South Gippsland as the government ponders future use of redundant water supply dams. South Gippsland Water is undertaking consultation on […]

October 16th, 2018 | Posted in Business,News | Read More »

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