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LOCAL and Mel-
bourne based food and
wine lovers shared a
unique dining experi-
ence at Malabar Farm
near Tarwin Lower
Hosted by Gippsland
Food Adventures as part of
the Melbourne Food and
Wine Festival, the Farm-
ers and Winemaker regional
event showcased Gippsland
produce in a special setting -
the farm on which the lamb
and beef enjoyed by the din-
ers was grown.
The evening began just
before dusk, when the 26
guests were transported
across the paddocks of Ma-
labar Farm to an al fresco
dining area surrounded by
eucalypts and century old
grass trees. There, while
enjoying chilled Bass Phil-
lip rose and gewürztraminer
and a variety of Gippsland
cheeses, guests were wel-
comed by farmers Paul
and Jenny O’Sullivan and
legendary local winemaker
Phillip Jones, who shared
their experiences of produc-
ing premium food and wine
in South Gippsland.
As night began to fall,
guests returned to a fairy-
Social night: from left, the team behind the Tarwin Lower event held as part of the Melbourne Food and
Wine Festival, Max and Josh Pelham from Estelle, Jenny and Paul O’Sullivan from Malabar Farm, and
Phillip Jones of Bass Phillip winery.
Ready to serve: from left, waiters for the evening at the Tarwin Lower event
held as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Rémi Louvieaux, Izzy
LeRoy and Clive O’Sullivan.
Gippsland produce shines
lit marquee near the home-
During the next few
hours, they were treated to a
sumptuous four course meal
created by celebrated chef
Josh Pelham of Estelle in
Featuring succulent pas-
ture fed Malabar lamb and
beef, and locally grown fruit
and vegetables, the meal
was complemented by char-
donnay and premium pinot
noir wines supplied by Phil-
lip Jones and stories were
recounted by Josh, Phillip,
Paul and Jenny.
This was Josh’s first
visit to Gippsland. He was
impressed with the taste and
quality of the local produce,
and the wonderful country-
side, eager to return again
The evening was a once-
off event, created especially
for the Melbourne Food and
Wine Festival and made pos-
sible thanks to Gippsland’s
quality producers including
Prom Country Cheese, Ber-
ry’s Creek Gourmet Cheese,
Tarago River Cheese Com-
pany, Gippsland Natural
Meats and Grow Lightly of
Gippsland Food Adven-
tures tailor-makes a variety
of events and activities for
people keen on experienc-
ing more of the farms, food,
wine and scenery South
Gippsland has on offer.
You can arrange your own
Gippsland Food Adventure
by contacting Paul or Jenny
on 0419 153377.
SOUTH Gippsland Water recent-
ly farewelled long term technical
services manager Rob McKaige.
He has been at the corporation for the
past 20 years and has been instrumental in
key capital works projects across the region
throughout that time.
Mr McKaige recalled being asked at his
interview in 1996 how long he expected to
be at South Gippsland Water. After review-
ing the then capital works program, he esti-
mated about five years.
Now 20 years on, Mr McKaige is leav-
ing the corporation having fulfilled that initial
works program and having delivered a myriad
of projects including the completion of five
new sewerage schemes, six water treatment
plants and various upgrades to the 18 reservoirs
and 1141km of pipeline across the region.
Current and past staff gathered to fare-
well Mr McKaige. Past managing directors
and board chairs joined with the well wish-
ers to thank him for his 20 years of dedi-
cated service to the corporation and success
in his future endeavours.
Thanks a million: Rob McKaige (second from left) is farewelled from South
Gippsland Water by, from left, Joan Liley, Lew Vale, Steve Evans and current
managing director Phillipe du Plessis.
MADISON Moira Long was born on
February 28 at Bass Coast Health to
Rosie and Cameron Long of Cowes.
Madison is a sister for Elijah, two.
ZARLY Jay Elliott was born at
South Gippsland Hospital, Foster,
on February 16. She is the second
daughter for Keenan and Rene Elliott
of Stony Creek, and a sister for Jada,
Mulherin was born on
March 9 at Leongatha
Hospital. Benjamin is
the first baby for Tim and
Olivia of Leongatha.
Above, LENNY Nicholas
Witton was born on
February 14 at Leongatha
Hospital. Lenny is the first
son for Nick and Tammy of
Korumburra and a brother
for Maddie, 2.
SOUTH Gippsland Shire
Council is encouraging resi-
dents to turn off their lights for
one hour as part of Earth Hour
2016. This year the event will
be held on Saturday, March
19 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm lo-
cal time across the globe.
Earth Hour is a movement that
started in Australia as a way to show
commitment to creating a more sus-
tainable planet. Council is supportive
of the initiative as South Gippsland’s
main industries, agriculture and tour-
ism, are heavily dependent on the natu-
Council’s sustainability officer
Heidi Hamm said all individuals
should consider their impact on the
“Many of our favourite places in
South Gippsland such as our beaches,
rivers and Wilsons Promontory are de-
pendent on stable climates,” she said.
“Rising temperatures and extreme
weather put our natural environment
at risk. We are supporting Earth Hour
to ensure our beautiful landscape in
South Gippsland is able to be enjoyed
for future generations to come.
“By participating in Earth Hour
individuals demonstrate their com-
mitment to protecting the planet and
often it provides a chance for them
to consider other ways of being sus-
Anyone wanting more informa-
tion about Earth Hour and how to be
involved can visit www.earthhour.
WE host Small Business Vic-
toria workshops and seminars
and the feedback from past
participants has been positive.
Don’t miss your opportunity to
benefit from the next workshop, Keep
the Cash Flow. It will be held Tuesday,
March 22. Learn from a small business
finance experta simple three step pro-
cess to improve cash collection and
managing stock, and tips on how to
keep track of cash flow and improve
your debt collection from customers.
Walk away with simple actions you
can implement immediately to improve
your cash flow. You will also be sup-
ported with a free and private mentor-
ing session after the workshop to make
sure you get it right.
We will be running the quarterly
First Aid Saturday on March 19. On
this day you can complete your CPR
update, Level 2 Apply First Aid or
Administration of Adrenaline for Ana-
The last classes for this term will
be Traffic Management and Construc-
tion Induction. We will not be offering
these classes in term two. Minimum
numbers for the courses need to be
confirmed this week.
Traffic Management and Traf-
fic Control is scheduled for Monday,
March 21. Construction Induction
(White Card) scheduled for Thursday,
For bookings and information
please call Milpara on 5655 2542.
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