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Demand strong and prices steady

IT IS the middle of August and there was a larger penning of cattle offered at VLE Pakenham. The larger yarding were mostly of...

Don’t jail me- Jamie Tabone, leaving court with his girlfriend, is a serial hoon....

By Mara Pattison-SowdenJamie Alex Tabone’s lawyer said he was initially “gobsmacked” by his client’s “irrational behaviour”, but said it was caused by a previously-undiagnosed...

Double gamble on alpacas

By Peter SweeneyLEZLEY and Steve Golding were “introduced” to alpacas at a Home Living Show at ‘Jeff’s Shed’ in the heart of Melbourne. They instantly...

Numbers fall but prices rise

ANOTHER reduction in the number yarded at Baw Baw Livestock Exchange, Warragul, on Wednesday saw 150 less head than the previous week. Prices were...

Sporting pledge

By Jade LawtonA COALITION Government would chip in $200,000 towards a major upgrade for Officer Recreation Reserve, La Trobe MP Jason Wood announced this...

Busy year for Red Cross

BUNYIP Red Cross held their annual general meeting and 50th anniversary of the unit which was formed in August 1959/60 with 150 members. Shirley King...

Champion of the chamber

By Jade LawtonBERWICK stalwart Wilma Barron was made a life member of the Berwick Village Chamber of Commerce on Monday night. Kay Drysdale, who...

Grass-fed heifers take the market lead

AFTER some very successful store cattle sales at VLE Pakenham the previous week, the competition between feedlots and restockers was stronger, which saw a...

Secondhand robes

By Kelly YatesA BERWICK woman is using her passion for recycling and the environment to start up what she says is Berwick’s “first recycled...

A farewell for the president

By Jade LawtonAFTER three years and countless hours of hard work, Berwick Village Chamber of Commerce President Harry Hutchinson has stepped down from the...

Verna seeks out opportunity

Nestled in between a bike shop and Goody Food Bar on Station Street, the Pakenham Opportunity Shop – formerly the local TAB - has...

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Builders’ mecca in heart of Officer

A stalwart of the building supply industry, Van Steensel Timbers in Officer has been supplying householders and tradespeople in the south east for more...