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Dairy farmers look forward to release of national industry plan

THE first Australian Dairy Plan is set to be released next month, promising to shake up the industry with a range of reforms including the creation of a single, new whole of industry national dairy organisation. A draft published in December 2019 detailed measures

Rare, special vehicles on display

PETER Balikoff’s 1971 GT XY is a hot car. All bright green sleek lines and brute speed, it is in mint condition – since Mr Balikoff spent about nine years rebuilding it. But when Mr Balikoff looks at his GT, it’s not just a

New South Gippsland Shire CEO set for unique challenges

FOUR days into her new role as the chief executive officer for the South Gippsland Shire Council, Kerryn Ellis is listening, learning and meeting the community she will serve for at least the next five years. Ms Ellis set aside time to sit down

Five-star hotel planned at abandoned school

DORMANT for more than 20 years, the old Newhaven Boys Home is undergoing a massive redevelopment to be turned into a five-star hotel with 14 rooms, wedding facilities, 25m pool, restaurant, and more. Estimated to cost around $3m and be completed by this Christmas,

Fatal collision at Koonwarra

A WOMAN aged in her 60s died at the scene of a collision at Koonwarra yesterday (Tuesday, March 17). Investigators believe two cars were travelling on South Gippsland Highway when they collided head on about 4.30pm. The female driver from one of the vehicles,

Beaton one step off the podium

WONTHAGGI’S acclaimed motocross export Jed Beaton has continued his early season form, putting down two great results in the European Motocross World MX2 Championship. Though Jed has had his fair share of injuries in the past, he has been displaying great discipline – finishing

Public transport a top priority for Bass Coast youth

SAFE and easily accessible public transport options emerged as the top priority in a series of recent forums asking local youth how to create a better Bass Coast over the next four years. Students aged 13 to 17 from Wonthaggi and Phillip Island secondary

AFL urges June start to football and netball

Country football and netball is off until June at the earliest. That’s the message from the AFL which is urging all independent senior and junior leagues to follow its directive. The AFL has issued the following this afternoon : ‘A NOTE TO THE AFL

Local libraries, shire offices, info centres to close

LIBRARIES across Bass Coast, tourist information centres and shire customer service centres will also close. These are among the measures announced by the shire to address the coronavirus pandemic. Here is the Bass Coast Shire Council’s statement: In light of government advice on social

Around the Bay 17-3-2020

With Jim’s Bait and Tackle ADD sunshine, light winds and no rain and it’s amazing how people get a smile on their face, seem to forget about all that is happening around the place and just get out and do things. The opposite is,

No looking back on bold decision

• A Grade, Division 1 A ‘TITANIC endeavour’ was the description of many fans who watched on as Nerrena and Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak battled it out for a place in the grand final. Picture perfect conditions started the day at Scorpion Park, with Nerrena

Stunning home matched by location

THIS is a simply stunning home in the beautiful Shearwater Estate, strolling distance to Phillip Island Golf Course and Silverleaves beaches, offering a peaceful haven to relax and enjoy island life. It’s an immaculately designed home less than eight years old offering all the

Time to spend up and support local

Sentinel Times Comment THE federal government wants us to all go out and spend the $750 to help the Aussie economy bounce back. But if it’s all spent on toilet paper and hand sanitisers with the major supermarkets, then we’re doomed anyway. It’s time