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They still don’t know who won the $40 million

THE media world descended on Leongatha this morning after it was revealed that the Leongatha Newsagency and Tattslotto sold the winning Oz Lotto ticket which scooped this week’s Jackpot prize pool of $40 million. Channels 7, 9, 10 and WinTV were there. The champagne

Minister denies ‘cabling problems’ will stop desal plant

  A STORY which appeared in the Sentinel-Times last week, highlighting concerns about possible delays to a start-up for the Wonthaggi desalination plant, was featured on John Faine’s 774ABC program today. Forwarded to the ‘Sentinel’ by National’s Leader Peter Walsh, the Shadow Minister for

Christmas eve fatality at Koonwarra in South Gippsland

THE South Gippsland Highway remains closed in both directions following a fatality near Koonwarra earlier this morning at about 5.15am. Motorist are advised to avoid the area between Simons Lane and the Koonwarra township, while emergency services attend the scene. Major Collision Investigation Squad

Make your farm drought resistant

WITH the onset of an El-Nino and the potential for an early drought, it is timely for Gippsland farmers to start making their farms more tolerant of drought conditions. The Southern Gippsland Agricultural Climate Resilience Project will host a workshop on the Drought Resistance

Meeniyan – a world class dairy town

BRENDON and Kate Martelli have seen plenty of the world – but they still reckon Meeniyan might be the best place they have lived and worked. Having grown up on a New Zealand dairy farm, Brendon was far from home when he met Melbourne

Dairy cow diets

FARMERS often report that rapid changes to a dairy cow’s diet can lead to dramatic reductions in milk yield, presumably caused by variable feed intake, disrupted rumen function and possible health problems. A research project at Ellinbank is focusing on reducing these negative effects

Crashed in the wet

A LOCAL man was lucky to walk away from an accident scene with no injuries when his four wheel-drive crashed into a light pole in Grantville on a wet morning last Thursday. Wonthaggi Police Sergeant Sean Kennedy said circumstances surrounding the accident – which

Unemployment and poverty – who knows, who cares? – SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT

By Michael Giles THERE are 780,000 people Australia wide listed as unemployed in the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. Nationally, we are told, that equates to an unemployed rate of 6.2 per cent, however while Melbourne has unemployment levels of 5.7 per

Know the candidates

The Prime Minister has stated that this Government will go full term. The major parties have endorsed candidates for the seat of McMillan. Due to a deal between the Liberals and The Nationals, the people of McMillan won’t have the opportunity of a Nationals

A timeless mind

I find it fascinating, the older I become, how increasingly clouded my perception is of younger peoples’ ages. I sometimes think, when I am on the road, the driver in the vehicle behind me doesn’t actually look old enough to own a car licence!

New agreement winning

Amid the change of Liberal leadership and Prime Ministership, the Nationals turned a regrettable situation into a positive one for regional Australia and my home state of Victoria. The Nationals team, led by Leader Warren Truss, and Deputy Barnaby Joyce, negotiated a new Coalition

For refugees

In recent weeks Australians rediscovered their humanity when the tide of public opinion turned in favour of Syrian asylum seekers. The refugee crisis in Syria and Europe precipitated an outpouring of good will that no cynical government could resist. The additional intake of 12,000

Inverloch beach access ‘a disgrace’

INVERLOCH resident Marcia Ryan is fed up with the state of the access track to the Inverloch Main Beach. Erosion at the entrance to the popular beach has provided a steep slope for visitors to contend with, which Ms Ryan says has been that