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FACE OF AUSTRALIA FESTIVAL A vibrant multi-cultural food, wine and music festival is dominating the event calendar at the Port of Sale in early April. Immerse yourself in the music & foods of other nations. A great opportunity to celebrate our diversity...

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FIDDLEHEAD FESTIVAL A music festival with a difference! As well as a two day concert, a country fair, kids entertainment and great food there are heaps of music making workshops for all levels of talent. Beat your own drum at Yinnar... Page 9



All Gippsland supercharges its creativity again in May and Creative Gippsland want to get the word out. With 100 events, exhibitions, workshops, festivals and markets planned there’ll be something for everyone. Get your creative juices owing.... Page 22 & 24 Top: Red Rock by Frank Schooneveldt. Cycle Recycle Gate by Barbara Twining & Neil Hauxwell. Wonthaggi Sing For Fun. Bottom: Waves by Annette Spinks. Fish Creek Tea Cosy Festival. Fusion by Andrew Kasper and Marlene Abela.

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March 2014

Wellington Shire News

The Face of Australia – Food, Wine & Music Festivale’

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Saturday 5th April, Port of Sale Gardens It’s time to grab your family and friends for a fabulous day at the biggest family festival ever to come to Sale. Celebrate the very best of Australia’s cultural mosaic at the Face of Australia Food, Wine and Music Festival’. To be held in Sale, the heart of Gippsland, on Saturday 5 April, 2014, the event will provide a world tour of the cultures that have shaped the face of contemporary Australia, with all proceeds going towards the redevelopment of the Central Gippsland Health Service’s Oncology Department. The Festival will provide a platform for a world-class celebration of all the amazing

things that make us different and the common elements that unite us. With exceptional food, wine, and cultural products for purchase and performers from the five continents of the World, and the South Pacific Islands,. The Gunaikurnai, traditional owners of the land, will welcome entertainers, vendors and guests to celebrate the modern face of Australia. Come along to the Face of Australia Food, Wine and Music Festival’ for the opportunity to dance with ancestors of the first Australians or learn how to paint a traditional boomerang. Watch a spot of German slap dancing or try your style with

the Brazilian Mardi Gras girls before breaking for a huge variety of amazing food and wine. Get an introduction to the cultural mysticism of the Apache Indians and immerse yourself in the colour and music of Bollywood. The highlight of Saturday night's entertainment will be an amazing aboriginal corroboree and the best of Swedish pop with tribute band BABBA, will take the night away, so make sure you come prepared to dance and sing along. Come for celebration, education and a shared experience that will contribute to the process of Australians young and old, new and ancient - learning more about,

and understanding, each other. Mark it in your diary, don't miss out on this exciting experience. Book your tickets now and plan to have a For more information or to book your tickets head to www.faceofaustraliafestival.c Or call, the Event Director Denise on 5146 0775

Come and see Red Horse – Apache Native American Indian perform

Locals – Briag Bush Band will join the line-up of award winning acts.

The Face of Australia Food, Wine & Music Festivale’

Saturday 5th April, Historic Port of Sale Gardens

Gates open 11.30am until 11.30pm – Adult: $20 – Families: $55 (2 x adults/2 x children) – Childs: $12 (school age to 16), Concession: $15 – Children under 5 Free – NO BYO food or drinks – NO pass outs. For additional information about the event or how to purchase tickets visit our website email: or call 5146 0775

March 2014

Food, Wine & Music Festival... Sat April 5th, from 11am

Parklands west of the Port of Sale

GRAB your family and friends for a vibrant celebration of Australia’s cultural mosaic at the Face of Australia Food, Wine and Music Festival this April! The Gunaikurnai, traditional owners of the land, will be welcoming entertainers, vendors and guests to celebrate the modern face of Australia. Dance with ancestors of our first

Australians, learn how to paint a traditional boomerang, watch a spot of German slap dancing or have a go at the Maori Haka before breaking for some Mexican food. Learn about the mysticism of the Apache Indians before enjoying a glass of local wine and immersing yourself in the colour and music of Bollywood. The highlight of Saturday night’s entertainment will be Swedish pop tribute band BABBA – singing and dancing is assured!


Wellington Shire News

Above: Swedish pop tribute band BABBA. Cost: $20 adult, $15 child, $55 family, $15 concession

Proceeds go to the redevelopment of Central Gippsland Health Service’s Oncology Department. More info and bookings: or contact Denise Retzlaff on 0421 834 850.

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March 2014

Wellington Shire News

Insights into writing process Thur 17th April, 6.30pm Yarram Club Hotel 287 Commercial Road

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Margareta Osborn writes Australian rural fiction steeped in a love for life on the land and will share her insights into the writing process and her creation of her new novel “Mountain Ash” at her Author Talk in Yarram in mid April. Bookings need to be made by

Circled: Author Margareta Osborn. Above: Mountain Ash, the author’s latest novel.

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A fifth-generation farmer, author Margareta grew up on her family’s historic dairy farm in Gippsland as the middle child of three. She completed her HSC and left Gippsland for the bright lights of Melbourne only to jump on a home-bound country train three months later muttering, ‘You can take the girl from the country, but not the country from this girl.’ She didn’t return to the city, preferring paddocks, mountains and billy-tea to pavements, tall buildings and lattes.

A past winner of a prestigious Victorian Rural Women’s Bursary and a Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program graduate, Margareta is passionate about farming, rural life and its resilient and wonderful people.

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Mumma Goose nests in Stratford Contemporary meets modern in Stratford’s new gift and home wares shop Mumma Goose. Run by mother-daughter duo Jenni and Caitlyn Murphy, Mumma Goose officially opened its doors on December 1 last year with great support from the local community. Located on the Princes Highway Stratford, Mumma Goose stands in prime position for local shoppers, as well as people passing through Victoria’s East Gippsland region. Whether you’re looking to spruce up a dull room, arouse your taste buds with Castlemaine Rock or select the perfect present, Mumma Goose packs a whole lot of love into a modest shop. The homely design allows the customer to envision the bright spotted cushions and one-of-a-kind artworks in their own home. The interior shelving is constructed from recycled garden branches, a wholesome change from traditional wrought iron layouts. For sale items include Ecoya candles, diffusers and hand creams, modernised hanging lamps, leather handbags and wallets, jewellery, baby and children’s clothing, original artwork sourced from local artists, succulent plants, gifts and home wares. “We’re trying to get as much Australian made and designed pieces as we can,” says Caitlyn. “We’ve got a couple of local artists and we’re trying to get more”.

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Wellington Shire News

Yeah baby, it’s party time... Fri 4th & Sun 6th April Gippsland Vehicle Collection 10th Birthday Extravaganza WHAT better way to celebrate the birthday of an organisation dedicated to icons of the past than to recapture the spirit of one of the most iconic eras of all? The Gippsland Vehicle Collection (GVC) kicks off a weekend of birthday celebrations with a ‘60s and ‘70s party at the Maffra Memorial Hall on Friday, April 4, and they’re inviting you to dig out your old flares and platforms and entice your hair into an afro for a night of trivia,

music and dance. The GVC Rusty Rockers, featuring well-known local musicians, some of whom played in bands in the 60’s – including Geoff Stobie and Rick Dare, will have everyone dancing to favourites of the period. Saturday is a recovery day and then on the Sunday GVC will host a free community day in the grounds of the Maffra Motor Museum, where not only will there be plenty to keep the vehicle enthusiast entertained, but plenty of action for the rest of the family too. Market stalls, wine and tasting

plates catered by Glenmaggie Wines, vintage sewing machines and a fashion through the ages display will complement a pool table, jumping castle, arcade games, face painting and hands-on woodworking for the kids, and there will also be model trains, model planes, vintage machinery, Mad Max vehicles, and military vehicles. GVC president, Duncan Malcolm, said the Committee had much to celebrate from the past 10 years, and was looking forward to another productive decade to come. “In 10 years we’ve displayed more than 2500 veteran, vintage,


classic and modern vehicles and a lot of other vehicle-related memorabilia,” he said. “But beyond the facts and figures, GVC has provided an outlet for its members to build a truly solid organisation with like-minded people and create a tremendous asset for the community. It’s a great social group, and it can become allconsuming if you’re not careful! “We’ve designed the celebrations to include not only everyone who has ever been involved with the GVC, and who has supported it over the years, but also everyone

who has been meaning to come and have a look but hasn’t made it here yet.”

Top circled: The Gippsland Vehicle Museum Shed in Maffra.

For more information visit www.gippslandvehiclecollection. or contact Peter Quennell on 0412 387 102.

Above: Peter Brock Cars in the Museum’s Race Corner. Left: Dust off your ‘60s & ‘70s gear for the big party this April.

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Bundalaguah Hall Book in Now! To be held on Saturday 29/3/14, 9 - 2pm and will be a Farmers/Variety Market which means you can sell anything. The hall has indoor and outdoor stalls and is placed beautifully on the road between Maffra and Sale. Book in now for your site at this great market with 50% of the stall fee to go to the HALL Committee. Call Mark on 0408057772

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East Gippsland Shire News

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March 2014

East Gippsland Shire News

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Cycle for animal welfare Sun 16th March

DO you love animals and like getting out on your bicycle in the fresh East Gippsland air? If so, Animal Aid’s Gippsland shelter is organising an event for you – a cycled ride to raise money for the shelter. Starting at Animal Aid’s Gippsland shelter at 8.30am on Sunday, March 16, at 111 Hopkins Road, Fulham, the 2014 Ride for the Animals will cover 90km (an an anticipated pace of about 20km/h) to Bairnsdale. This recreational ride winds through some wonderful scenery and will raise much needed funds for Animal Aid’s three shelters. The ride will pass through the

towns of Maffra and Stratford before proceeding along Bengworden Road to a pit-stop at a halfway point at Meerlieu. From here riders will cycle to the finish at Bairnsdale Racecourse where food, Devonshire teas, market stalls, children’s entertainment, activities, and coffee await. The event is a social ride, not a race, and will not be timed. The $30 rider fee will cover registration administration, snacks and drinks and medical support but does not cover personal and bike insurance. The first 50 people to

register will receive a Netti cycling event jersey valued at $80 for free. The fundraising component of the event stipulates that each rider is required to raise a minimum of $250 in order to participate in the ride. Each year Animal Aid East Gippsland cares for and re-homes thousands of animals – cats, dogs, pocket pets and small livestock. They receive no government funding and rely on generous donations and assistance from the local community. Find out more at www. ridefortheanimals.gofundraise.

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Bass Coast Shire News

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Tough Mudders Sat 15 March, 9am – 6pm

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More info... TRAINING RESOURCES: Only 78% of participants successfully complete a Tough Mudder course. You’ll need to do serious training if you want to be one of them. You can download bootcamp workouts for free from the Tough Mudder webiste at au/training Bootcamp Training Levels Mudderling You can relive the glory days all you want but the reality is you have some work to do. Maybe Mudder You exercise 3-5 days per week and can run around 3 miles without sounding the alarms. Tough Mudder You can successfully complete the Maybe Mudder workout without tears.

Tough Mudder is more than an event; it’s a way of thinking. It’s about pushing yourself to the limits and helping others to do the same. It’s not a race, it’s a challenge. When you run a Tough Mudder, you’ll meet new people and overcome challenges when you get through the course—together.

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Running a race gets you busted knees and a medal you’ll never wear again. At the end of a Tough Mudder, you get an orange headband to proudly wear to work on Monday morning, a pint, bragging rights and membership into Mudder Nation. And it gives you an excuse to get all your friends together and start a tradition.

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March 2014

LaTrobe Shire News

Music royalty heading to Traralgon Sun 23rd March. 11am - 6pm Victory Park, Traralgon

THE annual Harvest ‘n’ Graze festival is heading to Victory Park in Traralgon on March 23. Featuring an amazing lineup of Australian music royalty with James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, The Black Sorrows and Chocolate Starfish on the bill – the event promises to be one of the most unforgettable concert experiences of 2014. The family friendly Festival, held at select venues around Australia, is a celebration of wine, food and fabulous music. The event showcases some of the best local producers with up to 40 stall holders serving delicious food, cooking demonstrations, and fun for the kids.

About the Music

James Reyne – legendary Australian Crawl frontman and successful solo artist, James has won accolades for his contribution to music. All of Australian Crawl’s albums earned Top 5 status in the charts – winning band, music and video awards, while James himself scored Best Male Vocalist gongs. Daryl Braithwaite – lead singer of iconic 1970s band Sherbet, was crowned King of Pop during a time when the band produced 20 national Top 40 singles. Songs like Howzat and Summer Love became ingrained in the national psyche. In the 1980’s Daryl’s solo career spawned famous tunes like One Summer, As the Days Go By and The Horses. Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows: – Creator of unforgettable hits like Harley & Rose, Dear Children, The Chosen Ones, Never Let Me Go, Chained to the Wheel,


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Kids to Action Stations! Sat 5th – Sun 6th April, Mt Baw Baw

THE Mt Baw Baw Kids’ Adventure Festival is set to take place in and around a stunning yet safe wilderness setting of the Baw Baw Alpine Resort, with the event basecamp located in the Village. The Festival was inspired in part by the famous book ‘Last Child in The Woods’ by influential child advocacy expert, Richard Louv.

Above: Chocolate Starfish, frontman Adam Thompson gets among it at a Harvest ‘n’ Graze concert. Top Circled: Music legend, James Reyne. Above circled: Ex King of Pop, Daryl Braithwaite. Left circled: Top quality food vendors. Below: Australian storytellers, Joe Camilleri and The Black Sorrows.

Hold On To Me and New Craze. The band has sold more than a million albums world-wide, toured Europe (to sellout shows) and won an ARIA for Best Band. Chocolate Starfish – powered onto the Australian music scene in the 1990s with songs like Four Letter Word, Mountain and You’re So Vain. Fronted by the enigmatic Adam Thompson, they’re known for their high energy performances. Laze, graze, sip, taste, and treat yourself to this season’s finest bounty at the Harvest ‘n’ Graze Festival. Bring the family, a picnic rug and your harvest cheer. Bon appétit! More in the GigPig Picks, see page 12. harvestngraze/

The book directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation — Louv calls it naturedeficit disorder — to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Louv argues that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. So a festival that celebrates, inspires, encourages and equips kids to engage in adventure activities gives parents an ideal forum to plug their kids back into physical activity in a spectacular environment. The Mt Baw Baw Kids Adventure Festival also resonates with the growing ‘Leave No Child Inside Movement’, a grassroots groundswell emanating from the United States that has brought to attention the critical role that nature plays in healthy childhood development. The best thing is that the antidote to so many issues affecting the iPad generation is simple: a whole lot of fun to be had in the outdoors.

2 day program Activites include Let the kids run free at Mt Baw Baw Kid’s Adventure Festival.

At Mt Baw Baw, the aim is to give our children experiences that are about participation more than competition, and a bunch of activities that involve both parent and child, so the fun is for everyone. The two-day event will be jampacked with activities see the breakout at right. The Kids Adventure Festival is also part of the line up for Nature Play Week, being coordinated by the Victorian Child and Nature Connection organisation. The Festival is not about creating mini-Bear Grylls or Steve Irwins. Rather it’s about inspiring kids and their parents to get outdoors,

● Climbing wall ● Pram Mountain Challenge ● Little Tough Guy/Gal Challenge ● 3km non-competitive run/ walk ● ‘Mini’ 1km mountain bike course ● Baw Baw Bush BBQ ● Big Damper Brekkie ● Orienteering/navigation challenge ● Slackline to test your balance ● Treasure hunt

get active and enjoy the stunning natural environment on offer so close to the city. Bookings essential, so get in fast. Find out more at www. See Ad on Page 20.


March 2014

South Gippsland Shire News

Food as an art fine dining...

Jacican is a studio where food is the art form. You can visit the Jacican studio by making a group booking for any day of the week for 8 to 20 people. Jacican is the brainchild of me – Jaci Hicken and I will purposely design you a meal that highlights my food as the art form, using home grown fruit and veggies. If I can’t grow it myself, you meal will be made using local grow or raised produce from Mirboo North or the Gippsland region.

JACICAN, the brainchild of Jaci Hicken, is a food studio in Mirboo North where food has been elevated to an art form. Jaci designs unique dining experiences utilising her home grown fruit and veg, or, if she can’t grow or produce it herself, locally grown produce from Mirboo North or the Gippsland region. To sample one of Jaci’s especially prepared and delectable meals you need to organise a group booking which can be for any day of the week for 8 to 20 people. If you can’t get together with a group of friends Jacican is open for high tea on the first Sunday of each month, along with monthly special events. The first monthly High Tea will be held on Sunday the 6th April 2014, but you need to book to ensure a place by calling 0407 577 205. On April 5th there is a hands on “How to make a box of chocolates” class. Learn to temper and enrobe chocolate, and make and spray your own dark chocolate torte to take home.

May will see a special High Tea for all the mothers, and as we head into the cooler months Jaci will host a wild game dinner in June. July will feature a northern hemisphere Christmas dinner. Jaci also creates a beautiful range of preserves – tomato chutneys, zucchini relishes, green pickles. You can meet Jaci in person and pick up a jar at the Warragul Farmers Market and the Mirboo North Market, along with select local food stores around Gippsland. For dates, times and more info see www. or visit Jacican on Facebook. Above: Sumptuous desserts await. Circled: Produce makers on Jaci’s property. Below: Jacican studio’s fresh produce dining room with preserves on display.

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3.5 to 4 hours to explore the famous coastline of Wilson’s Prom – visiting areas that are only accessible by sea. It’s a brilliant opportunity for photographers and really a must do for any Gippslander.

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March 2014

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The Fiddlehead Festival aint’ just about fiddles...




3.10pm Dani Capron

12.30pm Traditional welcome & acknowledgements. Yinnar Schools Drumming Spectacular

Sat 15th March at Yinnar Recreation Reserve

1.30pm Jambusters

THE Fiddlehead Festival in Yinnar, central Gippsland, is a music festival with a unique difference. You get to make music – even if you have never played or sung before! As well as a concert, a country fair with a wonderful array of local art, crafts, food and produce, kids entertainment, and all the good things you would expect to find at a country festival, there are lots of music-making workshops for adults, youth and children: bathroom singers, closet strummers, funky horn-blowers and misunderstood drummers – come and do your thing. Complete and utter beginners can strum on a uke or sing in the safety of a big, friendly group. The tone-deaf and musically challenged will be in their element, safe and welcomed among some exceptional musicians and community music workshop leaders of all ages and of the highest calibre. The Festival gives concert goers the opportunity to relax,


make new friends and catch up with old. Bring along your instruments because, aside from the great range of workshops, there will be opportunities for jamming and busking. The mission of the Fiddlehead Festival is to bring people from Gippsland and all over Victoria together to celebrate the strength and resilience of community and to play, sing, share music and have fun with each other. The festival’s symbol, an uncoiling new fern frond, or fiddlehead, symbolises the return of life after fire to the community through music. The concert itself again presents a stellar Festival program of world class performers, in various genres, over two stages. It’s a real highlight of the local music calendar and one not to be missed.

Briagalong Bush Band

2.40pm Paper Street Soap Company 3:20pm Ukelicious 3.50pm Mustered Courage 4.30pm Molly Maguires 4.40pm Street Band Parade 5.10pm Acoustic Youth 5.35pm Nigel Wearne 6.15pm Borderline 6.55pm Salubrious 7.35pm Kwella Band 8.15pm The Stillsons 8.55pm The Strzelecki Stringbusters

2.45pm Vokallista Community Choir 3.45pm Folk US 4.20pm Just Folking 4.55pm The Nigellas 5.30pm Redwood 5.55pm Massed Song 6.05pm Appalachian Heaven 6.40pm Stephen McCulloch 7.15pm Acoustic Kitchen 7.40pm Faux Grass 8.15pm Tim Woods 8.50pm Rose Wintergreen 9.25pm PCB

9.35pm ALL IN! (Musical mass performance and participation) Gates open at 10am Entry: $10 (Under 16 FREE)


Bar opens at 12noon. (Alcohol free zones near Children’s areas) @ fiddleheadfestival

Circled: Rose Wintergreen. Right: The Strzelecki Stringbusters, Images by Deb Coady. Centre: Justin Burntascone of The Stillsons. Far right: Faux Gras.

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March 2014

Club of the Month

A community hero, dining mecca & entertainment hub in Lakes... LAKES Entrance Bowls Club, on the majestic 90 mile beach at the entrance to the spectacular Gippsland Lakes is renowned as one of the regions premier Clubs. With first class facilities, entertainment and services for members and guests – “The Club for everyone” offers full TAB services, Keno, gaming, café, restaurant, sports bar, private members bowling lounge, recently updated bar and two world class bowling greens for year round bowls.

Top: Lakes Bowls Club, Lakes Entrance, a community mecca. Above: The bowls comp in full swing. Right: Try the new dinner menu or stop by for coffee and cake.

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Would like to thank Lakes Bowls Club for their continued support over the years.

Building Enquiries on 0408516755

Dining The Zephyr Café and Restaurant has an affordable, high quality menu with a style of cuisine to suit anyone’s tastes; offering char-grill steaks, local seafood, vegetarian options and a good majority of the meals are gluten free. The new Head Chef, Mr Paul Akkerman, with his new team in the kitchen, has recently introduced

a new menu that is receiving rave reviews, get down there and try it for yourself. The Club provides a family friendly dining experience. It has a fantastic kids play room that is video monitored so that parents can observe from the restaurant, meaning you can kick back and relax and enjoy the meal without the worry of keeping an eye on small children. The café also servers tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches from 9am to 5pm at affordable prices, it’s the café lifestyle without the price tag. Social Memberships If you sign up as a social member, which is only $5 per annum, you receive a number of benefits giving you more value for your money. On the Friday night Cash Members Draw you can win up to $600 in cash and the Saturday night raffles offer 40 prizes every

week. Other benefits include loyalty points, discounts on food, beverages and tickets as well as no more signing in on arrival. Bar The fantastic new red-gum bar has enhanceed the club’s ambience and has been a popular development according to guest and member feedback. The bar offers a great selection of tap beer, wine, spirits, cocktails and cider. It is a fantastic place to wind down after a long day and enjoy a cool beverage, plus you can watch all the major sporting events, including AFL, live on the big screen.

Community The Lakes Entrance Bowls Club proudly supports the community and last financial year donated close to $30,000 to numerous clubs and charities. “It is very important to us to support the community; we cannot

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forget why we exist. We are here for the community, to provide support and facilities for locals and to provide an attraction venue for tourism.” said the General Manager of the Club, Mr Shane Berry. He’s not wrong there; the club recently held a Men’s Prostate Cancer Bowls Day and raised nearly $5,000, every cent of which goes to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, a Pink Morning Tea raised $1000 for the McGrath Foundation along with a P!NK Tribute night – The Pink Experience donating $5 from every ticket sold also to Breast Cancer Awareness. The club continues to financially support major tourism events such as the Seafarers Festival and the

Above and circled: The fabulous new red-gum bar has really enhanced the Lakes Bowls Club’s ambience.

New Year’s Eve Sky Fest celebration which brings tens of thousands of people into the area. The Club itself employs approximately 55 people and has around 5,300 members with the largest bowls membership group in Victoria. Entertainment There is always something happening at the Club, with various Tribute shows and bands providing high quality entertainment for members and guests. On Valentine’s Day 2014, the club had local legends ‘The Uncles’ tearing up the stage for all ages to revel in and The P!NK experience, as mentioned earlier blew the audience

away and all for a good cause. Whether you live in Lakes Entrance or are just visiting make sure you check the calendar for upcoming events and live performances for a great night out. An events calendar and more information on the Club’s facilities can be found on the website at The Lakes Entrance Bowls Club is arguably one of the most popular entertainment venues to meet with friends, relax and dine in East Gippsland. Maybe it’s time you discovered not only one of Victoria’s preferred holiday destinations but one of Victoria’s greatest clubs first hand.

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March 2014

Brides Guide


The music is out there, you just have to know where...

The Wedding Planner


Gippsland has to offer.

WHAT would you say to seeing rock legends Angry Anderson, James Reyne and The Black Sorrows, or checking out the much-awarded indie band Cloud Control, or heading to one or more of four music festivals of various genres – all of them in March, in Gippsland?

As winner of the FReeZA Gippsland battle of the bands regional final, she performs at Moomba this year, alongside Remi, The Smith Street Band and the statewide competition’s other eight regional finalists.

Moe singer and songwriter Darcy Fox, who turns 21 this month, is a prime example of the class of talent that

Two weeks Finalise all guest numbers with caterer, venue and confirm remaining bookings

The Day Relax and enjoy your big day!

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Historic Country Wedding Venue Old Dalyston Church & Deli Join us on Sunday, March 23, 2014, 11am-3pm

So while you may not be living in the big smoke, there’s definitely big things happening on the live-music scene in your patch. You just have to know where to find them.

Since our Gigpig website was launched on November 30 last year, one of the ongoing discoveries is both the depth and breadth of local talent as well as some cracking venues that are attracting top-notch artists from further afield.

Continuing on from our February Edition Wedding Planner where we talked about planning stages after the proposal, at 6 to 12 months and 3 to 6 months

And though her star is clearly on the rise, we’re still lucky enough to see Darcy performing regular gigs in Gippsland in addition to her many Melbourne and interstate shows.

Well it’s true, these gigs and many more featuring wellknown internationally acclaimed artists, local covers’ and originals’ bands and young up-and-comers are taking place this month in our home territory.

One month Wedding Dress & apparel – finalise fittings and pick up Finalise all hair-makeup & beauty appointments The Event- finalise schedule, speeches, rehearsals The Pre Party Celebrations – hens and bucks

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Thorpdale – Town of the Month

Village of the verdant valley

Why Spuds? According to Robert Edis, Soil Scientist at University of Melbourne, Ferrosols like those of Thorpdale are old soils but still full of life.


THORPDALE, a small village less than 20km south of Trafalgar in the Latrobe Valley, is famous for its potatoes and envied for its rich farmland.

Above: Main street . Circled: Agricultural gold, the rich red Ferrosol soils of Thorpdale.

Thorpdale spuds are eaten across the nation and also exported overseas, they are especially sought after for making french fires. The area’s soil is particularly rich as the town is located in a former volcanic crater. In fact farmers from other regions have actually been caught trying to boost their prices by dusting their potatoes with Red Ferrosol, which is abundant in Thorpdale (see breakout at right). History The Thorpdale district, originally named the Narracan district, was settled in the 1870s. The first settlers travelled the old Melbourne Sale Road via McDonalds Track – a former stock route that had been surveyed in 1862 through the hills from Lang Lang to Morwell Bridge. Land selection began at Narracan in 1873 reaching Narracan West in 1876. The Post Office opened on 1879 as Narracan West and was renamed Thorpdale, which means “village in a valley”, in 1884, closing in 1968. The present town of Thorpdale (situated about 2 km north of the

Far left: Deco delight, The Travellers Rest Hotel. Left: Terra Rossa - Italian for “Red Earth”, Short Stays Thorpdale property, suitable for up to 8 adults.

old town) was founded in 1888 following construction of a branch railway line from Moe. At the height of its time it was a business centre for all the farming activity that surrounded it. Much of the old town was destroyed during the large Red Tuesday (20 January 1898) bushfire that ravaged Gippsland and the Otway Ranges. New developments These days Thorpdale is attracting some exciting new business owners, no doubt due to the abundant nature of the area. One such enterprise is innovative local business, Adies Kitchen of Trafalgar South, who are creating a lot of interest with their down to the last detail function management service. Taking on tasks from design,

print and sending invites to managing the RSVPs, menu design, room décor, celebration cakes and photography – Adie’s really know their stuff. Part of the process allows clients to make food selections via an interactive visual menu which calculates cost per head on the fly. It’s a wonderful way to manage a process that can be mind bogling for a host. The team is also developing an online store that will stock an ever changing range of gourmet condiments and will offer “Dinner Party Kits” that enable anyone to become an instant gourmet cook without the hassle. The kits include prepared ingredients, a “cheat sheet” and online video tuition. The Herb Crusted Baked Salmon with Roasted Chat Potatoes,

Fried Onion, Aioli and Pickled Samphire is just one impressive example. Another new service is Short Stays Gippsland who are on a mission to provide superior accommodation for travellers to the region. Their properties, in Trafalgar, Trafalgar South and Thorpdale are in a class of their own. There is nothing else like it in the area. Short Stays locations are within 7km of each other and a similar distance from Moe to the east, or Yarragon Village to the west. Short Stays utilises keyless check-in which allows guests to arrive any time of the day or night without registering. In another development, Jon March and wife Sonja who moved to Thorpdale six years ago to run the

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Jon has a history as a pastry cook and he says “I have always had a dream of opening my own little country bakehouse so I decided to open one here. “I was trained in some of the best patisseries and bakehouses in Canberra and I also worked in some of Canberra’s 5 star kitchens as a patissier. “I love the opportunity to bring a high class product to a small town, and the people of Thorpdale love it. “The village has been very good to Sonja and I and in return we have fallen in love with the place

Ferrosols are deep, deep red on red soils with red bits, and under a suitable climate are unparalleled for growing potatoes. In Thorpdale, potato growers produce top quality potatoes for making chips (French fries). These soils are used for growing potatoes in other cool areas, such as pockets of Northern Tasmania, and some treasured areas near Ballarat, but most Australian frying potatoes come from around Thorpdale.

and its people. We have won some distinguishing awards for our little bakery and hope to win more in the coming years. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their support and well wishes”. he said. Abundant Thorpdale is moving ahead with these exciting new developments. It’s worth taking a fresh look.

Short Stays Gippsland is your solution to accommodation in Trafalgar and Thorpdale. We offer comfort and convenience with properties that are in class of their own. Properties include Service Apartments for couples and singles or fully Serviced Houses in both Trafalgar and Thorpdale for families and holiday makers. Our keyless entry system allows guests to check in any time of the day or night! FREE Wi-Fi and FREE Foxtel (all channels) are standard inclusions with all accommodation packages.

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Traveller’s Rest Bistro with great success, learned from locals that there had been a bakery in the village in the past that had also been very successful and was greatly missed – Jon’s mind kicked into gear.

At Thorpdale the Ferrosol has formed on early Tertiary basalt (lava flows about 60 million years ago) uplifted by ongoing local tectonic instability. Over millions of years the complex reactive minerals have dissolved and simpler clays and oxides of iron and aluminium formed.

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March 2014

Entertainment in Lakes

One of Gippsland's top clubs, this spacious hub of activity is a great place to meet with friends, relax, or enjoy a truly special night out. The Lakes Sports & Community Club is located right on the Esplanade and has large outdoor seating a large playground for the kids. We offer a full Asian and a full Western menu.

Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week Lunch 12pm till 2.30 pm Dinner 6.00 pm till 8.30 pm A Lakes Entrance land mark situated in the heart of town. Come visit our Sports lounge & corner bar, spacious family Bistro, Motel Accommodation, Public Bar, Conference & Function Rooms & our drive through Thirsty Camel BottleShop featuring local wines. Our bistro features fresh, local produce with seafood a main focus on the specials board. Head into the bar on Wednesday for "Toss the Boss" from 8-10pm. On Friday nights we have raffles, pool comp and the locals draw. You can win drink cards, meat tray or bistro vouchers just for being there! On Saturday nights we have live music to enjoy with your friends.

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Monday - Saturday 10.00 am until late Sunday 11.00 am until late Public Holidays 11.00 am until late

38 Church St Lakes Entrance, Vic 3909

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Balance and Control WHEN it comes to gambling, balance and control is the key to making sure that having a bet remains an enjoyable pastime, not a problem. A matter of moderation For some people gambling is a novelty, a once-in-a-while experience and enjoyed for social entertainment. Gambling should always be seen as only one form of entertainment in a balanced lifestyle. Budget for gambling

as you would any other form of entertainment – just like going out to dinner or buying a movie ticket. It’s really up to you Make no mistake, gaming venues want your business as a gambler. You are in a position to exercise balance and control.

If you’re concerned about keeping your gambling under control, sticking to some simple rules such as setting a money or time limit can help make the hard decisions for you

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Bakery of the Month – Bushies at Glengarry

Hot Cross Bun mania BUSHIES Bakery in downtown Glengarry has their creative juices flowing in the run up to Easter, experimenting with the humble yet delicious Hot Cross Bun.

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To date there are ten different flavours of Hot Cross Buns posted on their Facebook page. You have to get in quick when they come out of the oven though because locals are scoffing them like there’s no tomorrow. Bushies also have a Pizza Restaurant with an extensive range of toppings and a gorgeous sun drenched deck. Their pies, pasties and sausage rolls, pastries and cakes, sandwiches and salad rolls are known far and wide for their taste, quality and generous fillings, and they also do great coffee! This little gem of a bakery is open every day except Sunday and has been well rewarded by locals with a Latrobe City Business Tourism Association Award for Customer Service. At a national level Bushies has taken out the first prize for Australia’s Best Pie Competition – Best Seafood Pie and in the Great Aussie Pie Competition of 2012 they won the

Gold Medal for their Drover’s Pie, the Silver Medal for their Plain Steak Pie and another Silver Medal for their Chicken Carbonara Pie. This kind of creativity needs to be rewarded with a taste test! Top left: The sun drenched deck at Bushies Bakery in Main St, Glengarry. Above circled: This Strawberry Vanilla Slice had Facebook Fans drooling. Below: Licorice Allsorts and Choc Honeycomb Hot Cross Buns, yummm.

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Fisherman running hot on Gippsland Lakes ROSS Day at Riviera Bait Supplies in Lakes Entrance is just a tad excited about the red hot fishing opportunities that continue to run in the Gippsland Lakes at the moment. When Gippslander spoke to him just prior to the long weekend in March there were 14 fishing clubs, mainly from Melbourne, descending on the town to partake in the “Austackle Flathead Fishing Classic”. The event was presented by the Gippsland Lakes Fishing Club for the first time, with the help of major sponsors ‘Austackle’, and they’re hoping it won’t be their last. There will be over $6,000 worth of prizes on offer with the first prize being a whooping $1,000 for the longest Flathead caught anywhere in the Gippsland Lakes or Lake Tyers estuaries. Luckily the Flathead fishing right now is excellent and Ross has stocked up on fresh Bass Yabbies, Blue Bait, glassies squid, anchovies and live shrimp, crab and prawns for anglers to choose from. Of course there is much more than just flathead to catch, with heaps

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A great way to keep your dog in shape is to build him his own dog playground. Building your playground is not as hard as it seems, and I bet you have half the materials in your backyard! All dogs’ benefit from having their own playground, they get extra training, extra fitness and more time for bonding. It also benefits the owner too! When building a playground, always consider your dog’s abilities. Older dog’s shouldn’t have climbing or jumping activities, where as a puppy needs a variety of activities. Take note of what your dog likes to do, does he like to crawl or does he like to jump? Here is a list of materials you may already have in your backyard or you can purchase for little cost. Tyres Tree stumps Planks Buckets Balls Hula hoops Shell pools PVC pipe A frames All of these materials each, have many purposes, here are some of them: Make obstacles with buckets filled with cement. Place the buckets in the configuration you want, fill with cement and let it dry. Most backyards have car tyres lying around, theses make great obstacles. Dig tyres into the ground vertically leaving a space for your dog to crawl through. If your dog is a “jumper”, then space the tyres out. If you’re like me, and have many car tyres lying around, find a plank and under each end, stack two or three tyres on top of each other.

PVC Pipe is great for weave poles. “A frames” are great for daring dog’s. Using a children’s old swing set is ideal, otherwise you can easily build one yourself. Tunnels can be created by using a kid’s play tunnel or with tyres dug into the ground and vertically set together. Don’t forget to incorporate balls and Frisbees into your dog playground. Unfortunately some people don’t have the backyard space to build a playground, so to ensure bonding and stimulation, make sure you walk your dog twice daily, organise “play dates” for him or find your nearest dog playground. Public dog playgrounds are a great way for your dog to socialise and put into practice his “listening skills’. It’s also a great way for you to make friends and organise more play dates! This story was brought to you by Dog Magnets and our page is proudly sponsored by Sqwurt n’ bubbles dog grooming.

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March 2014


Home & Garden

March in the vegie patch

Left: Time to plant spinach. Left below: Plant Broad beans can be sownn at the end of the month. Bottom: Tomatoes may still be producing, as the weather cools tomato plants can be pulled out and hung upside down in the shed and will continue to ripen.

As Autumn approaches the variety of vegetables that can be planted decreases. Summer crops may be looking a bit ‘tired’ but beans and tomatoes may still be producing. As the weather cools tomato plants can be pulled out, including the roots, and hung upside down in a shed or verandah. The tomatoes will continue to ripen on the hanging plants.

types of ‘round head’ cabbages may run to seed before forming a solid head.


Onions like an open, sunny spot with good air circulation. Areas that are sunny and open to the wind will discourage downy mildew. As they do not like fresh, unrotted organic matter they can be planted to follow any other unrelated crop. Onions can be sown directly where they are to grow or in a seed bed or tray and transplanted. If weeds are a problem it may be better to sow them in a tray and transplant them.

Beans can be left on the plants to ripen if you plan to save seed for the next season. When the pods are dry pick them and collect the seeds from them. Store the seed in a paper bag or envelope and don’t forget to write the type/description of the bean and the date. You can also store the seeds in an airtight container but ensure they are completely dry first as they may sweat and go mouldy.


Conical or ‘spring’ cabbages sown now will be ready for use in spring when there are not many other vegetables around. Other

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Spinach can be sown now. It is a cool weather plant does best from early autumn and spring sowings. It should always be sown direct and, unless it has been sown thickly, will not need thinning. Spinach thrives on soils with plenty of old manure or compost but does not like soils that are too acid. If the weeds around your garden include clover and beans and cauliflower do well your soil will be OK. If sorrel and docks do well the soil will be very acidic and a dose of lime will help. Ground limestone (Calcium carbonate) is very safe to use and, while slower acting than other forms of lime available, is more beneficial to the soil. Broad beans also like a spot

open to good air movement. Many varieties grow quite tall and can be planted in ‘blocks’ with a stake on each corner joined by twine. This will help to keep them upright as they can flop over very easily. Some people grow them along a fence or trellis and tie them for support. I have heard of plants 1.8m (6’) high grown this way. There are also dwarf varieties available. There are doubtless other things that can be planted now. This is why ‘local’ knowledge is valuable. If you have particular questions about food growing you can email me on: info@ezy-gro. com I will reply within 24 hours during weekdays and on Monday morning for weekend enquiries. I’m sorry I can’t take phone calls (as much as I’d like to).

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Maffra Mardi Gras

Maffra Mardis Gras Street Festival Sat 22nd March, 2pm to 11pm Main Street, Maffra

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This is the sixth annual Arts Festival for ‘all of May and all of Gippsland’. Like all previous festivals, the month highlights exhibitions, events, music, performances, workshops, installations and creative ‘making’.

The fundraising push happens in the 6 weeks prior to Parade Day for clubs, schools or other community groups within the Wellington Shire. The entrant who raises the most funds for their community organisation will be announced on Parade Day.

It’s a truly inspiring community initiative. For further information contact Julie Anderson (secretary) on 0447 976 404 or email:

Gippsland Arts Festival on in May... THE Creative Gippsland - Gippsland Arts Festival has begun the journey towards May 2014.

THE Maffra Mardi Gras, which began in 1958 when 5 businessmen got together to develop a way of raising funds for the Maffra and District Hospital, is on in March. The event has changed over the years but is still a major fund raiser for many local organisations. The entrants raised over $152,000 in 2013!

This colourful celebration of community spirit kicks off with food and market stalls, carnival rides, music and buskers from 2pm, the big Parade starts at 6pm.

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Top: All kinds of clubs get involved. Above: Local bans add to the colour on the day. Below: Maffra locals go to a lot of trouble to create some brilliant Parade floats.

achievements and successes, or favourite teachers!

It’s easy, all you need to do is decorate your gate, take a photo and upload it onto the website. All gates will be shown on the website, along with its location and the brief description on the theme you provide. Entries can be made right up until May 15 when the judging will be held. Everyone can vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award too.

The Gippsland Arts Festival is huge as it extends from Phillip Island all the way to Mallacoota (and jampacked everywhere in between). The program is big enough to have something for everyone whatever your creative taste. Creative Gippsland will be showcasing well over 100 events, exhibitions, workshops, festivals and markets, so keep your eye on this website because new and exciting things are added all the time.

‘Gippsland Gatescape’… a fun competitive way to get everyone involved and creative. For all the details and how to go to festival_2014/gatescape

Gippsland artists, galleries, makers and performers are all counting down to May 1 when the Festival kicks off across the entire Gippsland region, so you can go exploring – perhaps to places you’ve never been before in the region, or take a punt on something new.

Karen Whitaker-Taylor, Chair Creative Gippsland can be contacted on 56 242407 or 0407 637 721.

REGISTER YOUR EVENT Contact your local Creative Gippsland representative to find out more and to register your arts event for the Gippsland Arts Festival 2014.

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GATESCAPE IS BACK! 2014 will also see the return of the ‘Gippsland Gatescape’ due to the success of the project in 2013. Once again Creative Gippsland is asking you to beautify your gate: garden gate, farm gate, school gate, yard gate, in fact any gate! Make your gate stand out from the crowd with your creative ideas and ingenuity throughout May 2014. Again there will be great prizes on offer. People don’t need to spend a fortune decorating their gate and Gatescape artworks could include used machinery parts, recycled materials, timber and fabric, tin, steel – anything non-perishable and anything that comes to hand! Community groups may like their gate to reflect current issues of significance to locals, while others may choose to examine cultural themes. School students may like to create a story about their school and its

Gippsland Gatescape is back, use what’s at hand and get creative.

March 2014


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Cowes Market Sundays 9am-1pm 225 Settlement Rd, Cowes Contact 0422 749 964 Churchill Island Market 4th Sat of month, 8am to 1pm Churchill Island Visitor Centre, Phillip Island Contact 5664 0096 Wonthaggi Rotary Market 2nd Sun of month, 8am to 1pm Mcbride Ave, Wonthaggi Contact 5672 5204

Koowee Community Market 1st Sun of month, 8am1.30pm Koo Wee Rup Community Centre, Cochrane Park Contact 0428 971 071

Warragul Lapidary Club “Gem Show” January 18th & 19th Longwarry Fire Brigade Market Yarragon Hall Contact: 5625 5920 1st Sun of month, 8am-1pm Yarragon Community Craft & (March to December) Produce Market Bennett St, Longwarry 4th Sat of the month, 9amContact 0419 158 946 2pm Rokeby Community Market Yarragon Public Hall 2nd Sat of month, 8am-1pm Campbell St, Yarragon (September to May) Contact 5634 2209 Main Road, Rokeby Contact 5626 8523

Grantville Market 8am-2pm, (ex. Sun before Xmas) Grantville Recreation Reserve



Toora market 2nd Sun of month Jetty Rd, Toora Contact 5688 1237 Warragul Arts Market 3rd Sat of month (October to March), 10am-2pm Civic Park, Albert Street Contact 5626 7045

Drouin Craft & Produce 3rd Sat of month, 8am12.30pm Civic Park, Drouin Contact 5625 3360 Jindivick Craft & Produce 1st Sat of month, 9am-1pm 1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick

Warragul Farmers’ Market 3rd Sat of the month, 8.30am-1pm Civic Park, Civic Place,

Noticeboard THE GIPPSLAND RARE & UNUSUAL PLANT FARE Sat 12th April, 10am to 4pm

The Jindivick Public Hall, Jacksons Track, Jindivick STALLHOLDERS INCLUDE: ● Hancock Bulbs ● The Australian Bulb Company ● Country Farm Perennials ● Tek Marko Succulents ● Post Office Farm Hellebores ● Devon Tubestock

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● Di’s Delightful Plants ● Tempo Two ● Tavistock Plants ● Antique Perennials ● Victorian Salvia Study Group ● Garden Lilliums ● Alameda Homestead Nursery Clematis

There will also be stalls selling food and coffee as well as tools, cards and other garden related products. Contact: David Musker on (03) 5628 5316 or email

Bairnsdale Farmers Market 1st Sat of month, 8am-12pm Secondary College Oval, McKean St, Bairnsdale Contact 5156 9342 Bairnsdale Uniting Church Car & Boot Market 3rd Sat of month, Great Alpine Road, Lucknow Bruthen Village Market 4th Sat of month, 9am-2pm Bruthen Mechanics Hall Main Street, Bruthen Johnsonville Community Market 1st Sat of month Johnsonville Hall Contact 5156 4162 Lakes Surf Club Market 1st Sun of month, 9am-3pm Foreshore Rotunda, Lakes Entrance Contact 0407 098 805 Lucknow Market 4th Sun of month, 8am-2pm Howitt Park, Lucknow Contact 0432 602 007 after 6pm Mallacoota Artisans and Produce Market 1st Saturday Mudbrick Building, Develling Drive, Mallacoota Contact 0422 988 890 Metung Farmers Market 2nd Sat of month, 9am-1pm

Village Green, Metung Contact 0458 431 844 Paynesville Lions Club Market 2nd Sun of month, 8am-1pm Gilsenan Reserve, P’ville Contact 0400 327 526

LATROBE Latrobe Country Market Every Sun, 8.30am-1.30pm Latrobe Road, Morwell Contact 0407 532 957 Old Gippstown Market - Moe 3rd Sat of month 8am-2pm Old Gippstown Heritage Park Contact 5127 3082 REH Cork Club Craft Market 2nd Saturday of month (Sept to May) Kay Street Gardens, Traralgon Contact 0487 342 675 Traralgon Farmers Market 4th Sat of month, 8am-1pm Kay Street Gardens Contact 0409 232 715

SOUTH GIPPSLAND Coal Creek Farmers Market 2nd Sat of month, 8am12.30pm Coal Creek Community Park Korumburra Contact 0459 629 000 Foster (Prom Country) Farmers Market 3rd Sat of month, 8am-12pm Foster Showgrounds, Foster Contact 0407 543 371 Inverloch Farmers Market 3rd Sun of month, 8am-1pm The Glade, Inverloch Contact 5664 0096

Koonwarra Farmers Market 1st Sat of month, 8am12.30pm Memorial Park, Koonwarra Contact 0408 619 182 Loch Village Market 2nd Sun of month, 9am to 1pm (October to April) Railway Siding, Loch Contact 5659 0212 Mirboo Nth Market Last Sat of month, 8am-2pm Baromi Park, Mirboo Nth Contact 5668 2465 Promontory Home Produce & Craft Market Sun: 3/11, 8/12, 29/12 2013, Sun: 26/1, 9/3, 19/4 2014. 8am-2pm Foster Showgrounds, Foster Contact 5682 2654 Venus Bay Twilight Markets 3rd Sun in Dec & three Sundays in Jan, 4pm to 9pm Community Centre, Canterbury Rd Contact 5663 7657

WELLINGTON Cobb & Co Stables Markets Every Saturday is Trash and Treasure Market Day Clear out your house and garage or come and find a treasure... Makers Market 2nd Sat of month, 9am-1pm Genuine Gippsland Handmade

Contact Mark 0408 057 772

Heyfield Market 1st Sat of month from 8am John Greaves Memorial Park, Temple St, Heyfield Contact 5148 2780 Maffra Variety & Farmers Market 1st Sun of month, 9am-1pm Contact 0408 057 772 Rosedale Community Market 2nd Sun of month, 7.30am-1.30pm Prince St Park, Rosedale Sale Charity Market 3rd Sun of month, 7am-1pm Thompson River Canal Reserve, Sale Contact 5144 1258 Sale Producers Market 3rd Sat of month, 8am-1pm at the showgrounds. Over winter is indoors in the horse pavilion. All home grown, handmade produce – no resellers. Stratford Variety & Farmers Market 4th Sun of month, 9am-1pm Memorial Park, Princes Highway, Stratford Contact 0408 057 772 Yarram Variety Market 1st Sun of month, 8am-1pm Guide/Scout Hall Cnr Church Rd & Sth Gipp Hwy Contact 5182 6995

Jumbunna Bush Market 1st Sun of month, 8.30am-1pm The Main Hall, Jumbunna Contact 5657 3253 Kongwak Market Sundays 10am-2.30pm (exc. Sun before Xmas) Korumburra-Wonthaggi Rd, Kongwak Contact 0417 142 478

Contact Details Advertising: Mark Watson – 0408 057 772 Editorial: Classifieds: @gippslander



Stratford Variety and Farmers Market

A full Variety and Farmers market with freshest farm veggies, honey, jams/ preserves, cakes, plants, gifts, crafts, soaps, candles, pet supplies, seafood, coffee & BBQ fundraiser and lots more. Stalls available on 0408057772

A full sized market with everything from farm fresh veggies to craft, plants, gifts, bric a brac and so much more. Stalls available on 0408057772

1st Sunday of Every Month 9am-1pm Main Street Maffra

4th Sunday of Every Month 9am-1pm New location in Memorial Park, Princess highway Stratford

Wellington Shires Newest Market, Bundy Hall Variety/Farmers Market On the 5th Saturday of the Month, the 1st Market is scheduled for

Saturday 29th March 2014, from 9am - 2pm. Ongoing dates are; Saturdays; 29/6, 31/8, 30/11

Farmers/Variety Market which means you can sell anything.

The hall has indoor and outdoor stalls and is place beautifully on the Maffra/Sale road. Book in now for your site at this great market with 50% of the stall fee to go to the HALL Committee. Call Mark on: 0408057772


March 2014

Cobb & Co Stables Shop has Re-opened!

Phone, Email or Facebook Your Order and Collect Later

New Branch Opening Soon 254 York Street, Sale

Coffee All $8.99

Chilli Products All $3.60

Operating 11am-7pm 7 days a week

Tean’s Gourmet All $2.99 Other Products


Seafoods $13.99






Gippslander March 2014  

March’s edition of the Gippslander is now online... As we travel into a beautiful Autumn, with the sun shining and the birds singing, it's n...