News Articles Archive

Tightlines – 3/11/15

By King George THE settled conditions have seen an increased number of boats on the water with many returning with smiles on faces. Surf: There have not been many reports as far as the surf is concerned. Salmon, as expected have been the main

Readers worried by ‘jobs for mates’ claims – SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT

By Michael Giles THE article which appeared on the front page of the South Gippsland Sentinel-Times last week ‘Buckley’s best – why Bass Coast is looking like Latrobe City’ has attracted quite a lot of interest both locally and over in the Latrobe Valley.

Jobs for mates

It is universally accepted that people in senior positions of management and authority do not appoint family or friends to the company or organisation they control. There is a term which is widely known to describe this outcome which is ‘Jobs for mates’. The

I despair

What do I despair about? I despair at our shire performance and in particular the planning department decision making. What, yet again, has annoyed me now? This morning I purchased my staple bread and milk, from the Mirboo North shops. Talking with an acquaintance

CFA volunteers caught in fight

CFA volunteers could end up in a political cross-fire early in this fire season. DELWP forest firefighters are in dispute with the government over wages and conditions, and have placed part work bans on planned burns. The government has said it will use ‘other

No new coal

Imagine PM Turnbull, stooping to Nuremberg defence on ABC radio to deny campaign about ‘No New Coal Mines’ by distinguished Australians and Pacific Island Nations in danger from sea level rise. “It won’t make any difference. Not buying our coal means they’ll just buy

Worlds are not enough

By Danika Dent KORUMBURRA’S Alex Welsh is the new Paraduathlon World Champion after working around the course breaking his one hour record in a blistering meet in Adelaide last weekend. Welsh completed the 5km wheelchair run, 20km handbike cycle, and 3km wheelchair run in

Inverloch bowlers destroy Island

• A Grade Division 1 INVERLOCH has ripped through the Phillip Island batting line-up to bowl the Sharks out for a meagre 41 and record a demoralising victory in A Grade Division One at Cowes. The annihilation started with Tom McQualter grabbing the opening

Byrne wins two gold medals at state level

LEONGATHA Secondary College student Christine Byrne won two gold medals at last week’s State Secondary School Track and Field Titles at Lakeside Stadium. Christine won both the 100m and 200m sprints in the 16 year age level. Koo Wee Rup Secondary College student Michael Hansford won

Wildcats tournament a winner

KORUMBURRA Wildcats sure know how to run a tournament, and the 2015 instalment was another success, complete with a few titles from the hosts. Teams came from across Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula to play in matches at venues in Korumburra, Leongatha and Poowong.

Tightlines – 27/10/15

By King George   THROUGH the week there have been good reports of snapper being caught along the southern coastline which is great news. The snapper have been to the 10kg mark and mixed in with them have been quality gummy sharks as well

Farmers warned to activate dry plan

RESPECTED farm consultant John Mulvany has confirmed the worst fears of Gippsland dairy farmers. Mr Mulvany, who is in contact with farmers across the region, said the failure of spring rains has meant that silage harvesting has been dealt a severe blow. “It appears

Pestivirus – a persistent problem

By Emma Rooke, Livestock Biosecurity Network PESTIVIRUS is one of the most important production diseases in the Australian cattle herd, but it can be easily diagnosed and the risk of introduction into the herd can be reduced using some simple biosecurity steps. There is no