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Healthy soil means better production

HOW many of us understand what the soil under our feet delivers in terms of productive capacity? How could millions of micro-organisms manage to turn livestock manure into plant nutrients saving us valuable dollars on input products? Chris Alenson and David Stewart have delivered

Discover the Coldon difference

COLDON Homes’ new sales office in the heart of Wonthaggi’s commercial district has been successful since its opening earlier this year. The sales centre, in Graham Street, augments the existing display village on Cape Paterson Road and provides customers with a new view on

South side cottage

SECURE yourself a piece of Wonthaggi history. This beautiful period home is in a fantastic south location, just a stone’s throw from parklands and within walking distance to town. It boasts three huge bedrooms, comfy lounge, dining, bright country style kitchen/meals plus rear family

Open weekend for real estate

THE Melbourne Cup Weekend traditionally signals the start to the hectic season for coastal real estate agents but there were plenty of people getting a jump start on their house hunting efforts last weekend especially with the weather already taking on an early summer

Room for two families

BRING your family, friends, boat and caravan as this solid brick veneer home caters for everyone and is centrally located to Cape Paterson’s lovely beaches as well as the shops. Palms frame the front veranda and entrance to the first part of the house

Will you stand up for your kids? – SENTINEL-TIMES COMMENT

By Michael Giles WHAT would it take to get you to send an email to the Minister for Education or the Minister for Employment? What if it was an issue affecting your kids and their chances of gaining work experience while at school and

Veolia advised by non-experts

So Veolia “experts” consider that an alternative traffic route to the proposed dump site could be turning right at Fishers timberyard on the South Gippsland Highway and travelling along the Korumburra South Road to Hillgroves Road. These “experts” state that any potential problems with

Permanent traffic hazards

When driving on the Bass Highway and local roads in the region in the past six months, we have seen a rise in signs that simply say ‘Traffic hazard’. Some have been in exactly the same spot for the entirety of these six months

Thriving in a small school

I write this letter to address rumours circulating around the possible closure of Kongwak Primary School. Our daughter is attending this lovely school for her first year as a Prep student; after looking at all schools in the area and finally, tentatively, deciding on

Senior staff wages ridiculous

The much publicised recent redundancy of a couple of South Gippsland Shire Council employees touted as the big employee rationalisation exercise to save the council money is a perfect example of the bad spin and drivel I have written about earlier. I would laugh

Still against rural restrictions

THE president of Bass Coast branch of the Victorian Farmers’ Federation (CFF) says his group will oppose new restrictions for rural land currently being considered. Preparation of the C140 Amendment to the Bass Coast Planning Scheme is underway, which will seek some changes to

Varli returns to the courts

ON January 4, 2014, Varli Blake’s life changed forever. The call came in for a man threatening self-harm and the new constable was one of the first on the scene. The man had locked himself in the bedroom of his Middle Park flat with

Thomas leads Workers to an impressive win

• A Grade Division 1 AN INSPIRED knock of 82 not out from Ryan Thomas has led the Wonthaggi Workers to a fine victory against Korumburra in the first game of A Grade Division One at the Butch West Oval for the season. Thomas