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Narrow win for Inverloch

• B Grade IN what should have been a much more comfortable win than it was, it came right down to the line between Inverloch and Leongatha Town at Thompson Reserve. Inverloch had finished the day last week looking shaky at 4/43 as they

Suns’ surprise for Flanders

FISH Creek superstar Sam Flanders has been scooped up pick 11 by the Gold Coast Suns in the 2019 AFL draft. With Flanders still on the board after the opening ten picks, the Suns packaged picks 17 and 22 and received pick 11 and

Dreamy storybook cottage

THIS is one very attractive property that is sure to impress many. This charming storybook style two-storey home is in pristine condition and would make anyone feel at home. Upon entering the driveway, you are instantly impressed by the presence of this character-filled house

Predicting fertility of dairy cows a game changer

AGRICULTURE Victoria research scientists have developed a model that can predict how likely a dairy cow is to conceive to first insemination with up to 77 per cent accuracy. The world-first research combines mid-infrared spectroscopy (MIR) – which shines an infrared light through cows’

Breaking the cycle of violence against women

THE Change for Sam committee painted the town orange over the weekend, as part of a global push for gender equality and the end of violence against women and girls. With loads of family friendly attractions set up outside the Cowes Cultural Centre on

Turning orange to break down gender stereotypes

CHANGE for Sam brings you a fun community celebration, to encourage respectful relationships through the demonstration of gender equality in action. As part of the Change for Sam’s prevention of family violence initiatives, and in alignment with the International 16 Days of Activism Against

Important features won at Nyora

By Dean Thompson NYORA Raceway held another huge race meeting on Saturday, November 23, this time with around 90 competitors in attendance including the Australia-wide popular Modified Sedans, the Victorian popular Speedway Drivers Association of Victoria Hot Rods and all the local heroes who

Beef and sheepmeat prices to remain strong

WHILE African Swine Fever continues to grip the global animal protein sector and pull down overall sectoral growth, Australian beef and sheepmeat prices are set to remain strong in 2020, according to Rabobank’s Global Animal Protein Outlook 2020. Bringing uncertainty to all markets, however,

Outstanding theatre performances at Wonthaggi and Leongatha

AS PART of their 50-year anniversary celebrations, the Wonthaggi Theatrical Group (WTG) will be hosting this year’s Gippsland Associated Theatre awards night at the Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club on Saturday, December 7. Nominations were announced this week, with plenty of locals up for an award

Labor ‘not taking erosion seriously’: Liberal MPs

TWO members of state parliament visited the Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club on Thursday, November 21, for a tour of the erosion that is threatening the club house, and they say not enough is being done to address the issue. The Hon. Edward O’Donohue, Member

Nikki’s must-do in Maui

NIKKI van Dijk has been knocked out of the Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 event, just one round before the final. Nikki was hoping to repeat her win from last year to guarantee her spot on the CT in 2020 and head to Maui with

Trio of top businesses for sale

AN opportunity now exists for an entrepreneurial mechanic to own their own business. Three well regarded automotive businesses in Korumburra are for sale in a rare opportunity for a passionate mechanic to take the next step. The businesses are DA Automotive Repairs, Burra Spare

Laying the foundations for a supportive workplace

AN East Gippsland egg farm forging the way in inclusive employment and reaping the benefits is urging other local businesses to follow suit by offering people with a disability a day of work experience this month. The AccessAbility Day initiative will see businesses give