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Ample fun at their regular fundraiser

IT started three years ago as a fundraiser for the Woodleigh Hall. The hall was used only twice a year and Julie Dunn thought that table tennis could keep the cobwebs at bay. Now a dozen or more players regularly enjoy a solid work

Local produce worth all the buzz

A FORMER medical scientist is creating a buzz in the hills of Mirboo North, turning what was once a “fascinating hobby” into a fully-fledged career. Peter Gatehouse began selling locally-produced raw honey and beeswax products under the name ‘Hill Top Hives’ in the spring

Former Councillor Jeremy Rich faces court on drug charges

THE evidence against former South Gippsland Shire councillor Jeremy Rich, arrested on over a dozen drugs and firearms charges in April, will be laid out at a committal hearing at the end of November, the Latrobe Valley Magistrates Court has heard. Three witnesses will

Visitors centre is a new environmental star on the Island horizon

AT the entrance to Phillip Island’s Summerland Peninsula, where three distinct landscapes meet, the new Penguin Parade visitor centre has emerged out of what was once a car park. This architecturally acclaimed, star-shaped building, due to open its doors to the public on Thursday,

Every Doggie has its day

LADDER leaders Phillip Island continued their winning streak at the weekend, keeping the Garfield Stars goalless for the first half as they secured a thumping 93-point win. Garfield came out strong at the opening centre bounce, quickly taking hold to go for goal within