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Former church minister jailed for historical indecent assault charges

A FORMER Mount Gambier church minister who indecently assaulted nine young boys in the mid 1980s has been jailed for four years.

Forest project funds on offer

APPLICATIONS for the $4m joint funding program aimed at growing the state's forest and forest products industry have opened, with Mount Gambier's state and federal MPs encouraging researchers to apply.[…]

Forest dump disgust

ONEFORTYONE Plantations has raised alarm over a spate of rubbish dumping across the region, including hazardous asbestos material. Illegal rubbish dumping in Green Triangle forests...

Art installation takes shape

AN ART installation inspired by the region's pine forests is taking shape at the city's civic centre. Country Arts SA artist-in-residence and former Millicent local...

Blaze at Tantanoola during catastrophic fire danger

COUNTRY Fire Service volunteers promptly extinguished a small grass fire on the outskirts of Tantanoola at 4.20am on Saturday during catastrophic fire danger across the Lower South East[...]

Patrols on lookout for illegal wood collection

THE spring 2017 firewood collection season will close in Victoria tomorrow with all designated firewood collection areas closed over the summer period from December 1[...]

Continued growth for forestry sector

A REPORT released by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has shown Australia's forestry sector is facing some of the best conditions in its history[...]

National plan to grow industry

AN EXPORT log tariff to protect local industries and jobs should be considered by the Federal Government when devising its National Forest Industries Plan,...

Forestry gala event

ALMOST 500 forest industry leaders are making their way to Canberra for the Australian Forest Products Association Industry Gala Dinner - the biggest event on the industry calendar - at the Parliament House Great Hall tonight.[...]

Mill study continues

FORESTRY company OneFortyOne Plantations is continuing feasibility studies into the proposed $200m new particleboard processing facility at Tarpeena. Although initially foreshadowing a resolution by June,...

Forestry milestone celebrated

FORESTRY company OneFortyOne Plantations has driven a 45pc increase in the regional domestic processing sector since taking over the State Government's forestry estate five...

Cutting-edge wood project starts

NESTLED in a tree breeding hub on the outskirts of Mount Gambier, a team of experts has begun a two-year research program to potentially...

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Back in town to transform community gym

A NEW era dawns for the Millicent Gymnastics Club, with a full time coach and club manager appointed this week. Fiona McDonald will take on...