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  • Steer success for Purrumbete farmers

    PURRUMBETE farmers Lois Dupleix and her son Jeremy Walsh have taken out the prestigious heavy domestic class at the Lardner Park Steer Trial.The trial, held in Warragul last week, attracted a strong number of entries and both Lois and Jeremy were thrilled with the overall results of their steers.“We sent two pairs to Lardner Park, […]

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  • Unknown future for local icon

    AFTER being a part of the Lismore community for more than 45 years, the town’s train display could be forced to move on.Corangamite Shire councillor Geoff Smith confirmed this week that discussions about the train’s future were now under way.“The main issue is the presence of asbestos in the engine,” he said.“And compounding the issue is […]

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  • Skipton rebuilds

    Shops are closed and a bus is running to nearby Smythesdale so residents can buy their weekly groceries – five weeks after devastating floods and Skipton is still recovering.Flooded out shops in the town’s main precinct are in the process of being rebuilt, doors are flung open to air the buildings out and the sound […]

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  • House appeal launched

    IMAGINE being called to Warrnambool in the dead of night because one of your children has been in a car accident.You have been at the hospital for hours, are totally exhausted but have to front up again early the next morning to support your child.It’s a scenario Rotary House Fundraising Committee chairman Dale Alexander said any […]

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  • Soft floor fitted

    THE installation of rubber flooring at Camperdown’s saleyards this week signals a ‘full steam ahead’ approach for the facility.Rubber flooring was installed in 56 pens this week, with the remaining 56 pens set to be refloored early in the new financial year.Corangamite Shire economic development manager Terry Binder said the saleyard’s entrance road had also […]

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  • The customers love it

    AFTER two weeks of producing milk for Aussie Farmers Direct, the product has been given a resounding thumbs up.Aussie Farmers Dairy chief executive officer Peter Skene said feedback had been better than good.“The customers love it,” he said.“The most common comment we have is that our milk ‘tastes like it used to taste’.“It’s great news and […]

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  • Roo boys pitch in

    SKIPTON’S flood clean-up efforts kicked a much needed goal this week thanks to a visit from the North Melbourne Football Club.About 30 members of the senior team’s playing list travelled to the tiny town to pitch in and help get it back on its feet.Skipton was hit with two flood peaks last month, resulting in […]

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  • Calls to remove diversion

    WITH the Panmure bridge yet to reopen because of damage from recent floodwaters, local businesses are feeling the effects of road diversions.Noelene Nardi, owner of Pombo Mart at Pomboneit North, said a decision by VicRoads to divert all Warrnambool-bound traffic at Stonyford, has resulted in a dramatic customer decline at a time of year that […]

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  • Travel delays expected

    V/LINE passengers travelling from Warrnambool to Camperdown this weekend will be forced to backtrack their route.Sunday’s 12.15pm Warrnambool to Geelong coach will travel to Colac via Cobden.The detour is due to the closure of the Princes Highway at Panmure as a result of ongoing flooding.V/Line communications officer James Kelly said the coach would be unable […]

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  • Flood surge

    SKIPTON residents have begun the massive task of cleaning up their town after enduring two flood peaks in about 36 hours.Surging down from flood stricken Beaufort upstream, the water inundated Skipton’s main street, completely flooding local businesses, including the supermarket, chemist and hotel.Several houses were also flooded as locals watched on helplessly.First peaking at 6.30am Friday, […]

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