Buchan Phoenix July 2018

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Buchan Phoenix

Rising from the ashes… Communication for the community by the community.

July 2018 Issue 24 The Beggars Sing “The Seekers” – Coming back to Buchan Friday 3 Aug 7:30 pm Buchan Hall Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes (includes 20-minute interval) Ticket Prices: Full: $25.00 Concession: $20.00 (Seniors/Pensioners) Group 8+: $20.00 Children: $15.00 Forge Friend: Adults: $20 Concession: $15 Includes nibbles at your table

Book online online: www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/forgetheatre or in person at Bairnsdale or Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centres or Shire Service Centres and the Buchan Neighbourhood House. Program supported by The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub 50 years ago the Seekers 1968 BBC farewell concert was broadcast to 10 million fans. The Beggars sing the Seekers is a concert celebration of The Seekers wonderful career. Featuring Adelaide international vocal group The Beggars: Renee Donaghey, Quentin Eyers and Quinton Dunne. From their early days in the Melbourne cafe scene to London, swinging centre of the 1960's pop universe, The Seekers rode a rollercoaster of pop/folk hits! In 1968 their BBC TV breakup special Farewell The Seekers broke TV viewing records and their popularity has not faded with the years. This show features all The Seekers favourite songs. The Beggars sound is often compared to The Seekers. Little Wonder! When Stuart was 6 years old he saved up his pocket money to buy The Seekers Sing Their Big Hits and listened to it ceaselessly. He and ten million others wept as they watched The Seekers final TV special. Quniton toured with The Seekers on one of their 1990's Australian tours, and Judith Durham was an original inspiration for Renee to take up singing. Since 2006 the Beggars have made beautiful country folk and pop music together with a focus on the power of vocal harmony. They are brilliant singer songwriters with a crystal clear Australian acoustic sound. Their handmade music has climbed iTunes and European radio charts, and made them a regular feature on the Australian and European touring circuits. “They are fantastic to work with and audience love them” Stuart McKellar Drum theatre Dandenong “The Beggars beautifully capture the melodies and harmonies of The Seekers, as they share the story of a much loved favourite.” Jo Buck Venue Manager Barossa Arts & Convention Centre “The best Australian vocal band since the seekers” Normie Rowe

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Classifieds. Get yours today! East Gippsland Shire News Spicks n Specks night at the pub Snowy River Sprint Community Meeting Looking for a good read? Try Dark Emu Tambo District DELWP news Finding an NbN provider in Buchan All about Proteas Do not call register East Gippsland Beef Conference and more...

The newsletter is delivered to every household in the District and is also available online at buchan.vic.au or via Facebook at Buchan Neighbourhood House. All editions will soon be available electronically at the State Library online site. If you are not receiving the newsletter please contact us and we will ensure that a copy is mailed to your address. Newsletters can be posted for an annual fee of $16.50 incl. GST per 12 editions to anyone outside the district or contact us with your email address and we can send an electronic version for free. Dates for submissions will be advertised in each edition and we welcome your contributions. Submissions closing date for August will be Monday 6th We welcome articles and other contributions from the general public, clubs and organisations and submissions can be sent to buchanbnh@bigpond.com or drop them into the Neighbourhood House. Advertisements are $55 for 12 editions.

The Buchan Neighbourhood House do not take responsibility for opinions expressed by contributors to the Buchan Phoenix. The Editors reserve the right to reject articles and advertisements and to edit submissions if necessary. All submissions should carry the author’s full name, address and phone number, or anonymously if preferred. Buchan Neighbourhood House is open Monday to Thursday from 9.00am until 4.30pm

The Buchan Phoenix would like to acknowledge the Gunaikurnai People, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather, and pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Callemondah CafĂŠ

East Gippsland Water Standpipe Tokens are now available at the Buchan Neighbourhood House

Home-Style Food Hot and Cold Drinks Nursery & Giftware Antiques & Collectables

1 token provides 1,000 litres of water

Bought and sold (Cash Paid)


Open 10 to 3pm most days

$4.00 per token. Justice of Peace Arrangements can be made with Janice Coates on Phone 51 559 301

Monthly Weekend Shoot Every 4th Sunday of the month Black powder in 1st Sunday Open 10am to 4pm Not a member?? – come and try shooting under supervision Range Address: Bruthen Buchan Rd, Buchan (18km from the Princes Hwy) For more information, please phone President: Julian- 0417370036 Secretary: Garry - 0427867868

Servicing East Gippsland and Surrounds Liquid Waste Needs Specialising in liquid waste disposal. Septic tank cleaning - triple interceptors waste water removal - grease traps. ph. 0439 400 480

22nd & 23rd September 2018 For information contact Peter Washington 0418 337 955

Ph. and fax. 51559 216 buchanbnh@bigpond.com.au Join us on Facebook buchan.vic.au Open Monday to Thursday Public Internet Access and Information The Buchan Neighbourhood House has 2 computer stacks to give away. These are our ex office computers. The motherboard is no longer stable and we would recommend replacing on both PCs. They both have DVD Players and writers, USB and SD Card ports.

Friday 7th September at the Buchan Caves Hotel Starting at 7.30 pm. Buchan Neighbourhood House are holding a Spicks and Specks quiz night, just for a little fun. Our Adam Hills will be Paul Harper but who will be our Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough? Laugh, Sing, Dance and Doodle in this hilarious music quiz game based on the hit show Spicks and Specks. Take on a hilarious hit parade of musical trivia and tasks to reach the Final Countdown. The music quiz that hits you with your best shot. No cost for attending or participating. Prizes available for the winning teams. 2019 Ride for Sight Wednesday 10th April - Monday 15th April Ride for Sight will be coming to Buchan on Thursday 11th April 2019 and will be staying overnight and having dinner in the hall. There will be around 55 riders with 15 support crew and some of the riders will be visually impaired. The Ride will travel from Orbost to Meerlieu and will be in Buchan on Thursday 11th All money raised will go to Centre for Eye Research Australia and Lions Eye Health Program.

East Gippsland Shire Solar Bulk Buy East Gippsland residents and businesses can take advantage of bulk buying rates for solar technology through a new initiative. The East Gippsland Shire Solar Bulk Buy program, which will run for 12 months, aims to increase the availability of solar in the region. In addition, for every system sold a percentage will be donated to install solar on a local community facility. A bulk buy offers discounted prices for respected solar brands, due to the volume of sales. Yarra Energy Foundation will co-ordinate the rooftop solar installation (and battery storage), making it cheaper and more accessible to the community. A council requirement is to use local installers to install systems sold through the program. Solar energy has been recognised as an important way of reducing the impact of power prices while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Both are key council objectives. In 2017, council’s Bright Futures Renewable Energy Project looked to identify opportunities for delivering long-term renewable energy solutions. Following consultation with business, government and the broader community via workshops, interviews and a shire-wide survey, a range of options were recommended for East Gippsland. Key findings of the project were: 85% of survey respondents indicated they were concerned about the cost of electricity 88% of community respondents consider that East Gippsland needs to shift to renewable energy 73% of respondents believed it was "very important" that council assist with a solar bulk buy For more information on the East Gippsland Shire Solar Bulk Buy program or to register your interest phone 1300 866 634 or visit www.eastgippslandbulkbuy.com.au. If you would like a Community information session to be held in Buchan, please contact us at the Neighbourhood House and we can arrange for the Shire to come and provide more details and answer some of your questions. We have nominated the Recreation Pavilion be considered for the one donation towards a community building in the Shire through this project.

Bairnsdale Bonsai Group Inc Meet on the 4th Saturday of each month between February and November from 10.30 am until about 2.30pm. These workshops cater for beginners to experienced practitioners who enjoy learning and sharing their knowledge and working on their trees. They meet at 83 Goold Street, bring your bonsai, some tools and your lunch. Each session is only $6 for non-members and there's an annual membership of $55. Next session will be 28th July and on August Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th there will be a special weekend session on with guest speaker Tien Hsu LIAO (Tien) from Bonsai Sensation Nursery in Narre Warren South. We are waiting on further information about this event and anyone wanting to come we will car pool from Buchan Neighbourhood House. Details in the next edition of the Phoenix.

MASSAGE Tuesday 9th August From 10 am. Late appointment by advanced Booking

The Snowy River Sprint Tarmac Rally is being held at Buchan on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September.

MASSAGE and NATURAL HEALTH CARE at the Buchan Neighbourhood House including: Relaxation, Aromatherapy, Sports Therapies, Remedial Massage Therapy, Pre and Post Natal and baby Massage. Available for adults and children of all ages.

$60 one hour session For further information and bookings contact the Buchan Neighbourhood House or Sharon Dent by email at silvaaust@gmail.com or 0468387524

East Gippsland Water Standpipe Tokens are now available at the Buchan Neighbourhood House 1 token provides 1,000 litres of water $4.00 per token. The stand pipe is located outside the netball courts near the Chestnut Tree

East Gippsland Shire Outreach Services Library Books can be reserved, collected or returned at the Neighbourhood House. Mobile Library Bus days are held fortnightly on a Tuesday. Future visits 31st July and 14th August 2018 Library schedules, Council minutes or planning permits are also available upon request at the Neighbourhood House

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Proposed new WW1 Roll of Honour for Gelantipy A WW1 Roll of Honour for Gelantipy used to exist, but was lost or disposed of. If anyone has any knowledge of its whereabouts or the names that appeared on in, please contact Evelyn Schmidt at the Neighbourhood House or Zillah Norfork at 0429597148. Further updates on new information will be included in the next edition. Likely names for inclusion if a new Roll of Honours for Gelantipy is commissioned: ROGERS Keith Returned HUME Reg. Supreme Sacrifice HUME Colin. Supreme Sacrifice ROGERS George Edwin. Returned HODGE Henry. Returned HODGE Edwin Returned McRAE Chris. Supreme Sacrifice McRAE Ewen. Returned McRAE John. Supreme Sacrifice FRASER Alexander. Returned RICKETSON Staniforth Returned REIDY Laurence. Returned HARDY Daniel Hardy. Supreme Sacrifice …………………………………………………………………………………….. NEW ADDITIONS TO BUCHAN & DISTRICT FILE:WALKER Maude. (Nurse) Returned ELLISON J W Supreme Sacrifice HARDY Daniel. Supreme Sacrifice HUXFORD George Edgar. Returned MITCHELL Joseph William. Returned GAMMON Thomas. Returned RICKETSON Staniforth Returned This brings the numbers researched and filed to 85.

Bookings for the Buchan Recreation Reserve and Hall All bookings for these facilities can now be made by contacting Evelyn Schmidt on 0427586038 or by emailing buchanhallandrec@gmail.com In emergencies keys to both the Hall and Recreation Pavilion are available at the SES/CFA shed in the Main Street. Keys to this building are available by contacting Peter White - Buchan CFA or Ray Moreland - Buchan Police. Please note that camping is only permitted at the recreation reserve for special events or groups

Does anyone have a plastic water tank requiring mending? I am getting a bloke to weld my tank and we could share transport costs. Contact Deborah Woodburn 51550 305

Looking for a good read? I recommend Dark Emu, Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident? By Gipsy Point resident and author Bruce Pascoe.

“Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing – behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Pascoe challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources.” Source: Goodreads

“Pascoe, an indigenous Victorian, combed early journals and assembled other evidence to demonstrate that pre-colonial Australia was not in fact peopled by opportunistic hunter-gatherers — the popular image of an Aborigine standing on one leg, spear in hand, waiting for a kangaroo to hop by — but was an extensively farmed and tightly managed ecosystem created over thousands of years by disparate but linked democracies. He documents sophisticated fish traps and other systems of animal management including nets the quality of anything then able to be produced in Europe, terraced agriculture, permanent built villages, fabricated dams, and grains produced from domesticated grasses and used to bake bread 15,000 years in advance of any such thing produced in the Middle East. Pascoe’s work came out of his earlier research into the frontier wars. He writes here that it began to bother him that those first encounters were so often portrayed as being between colonists and hunter-gatherers, when in fact the written accounts time and again referred to Aboriginal people “building dams and wells, planting, irrigating and harvesting seed, preserving the surplus and storing it in houses, sheds or secure vessels, creating elaborate cemeteries and manipulating the landscape”. None of this is based on speculation; it is all from the documentary evidence. The reason so little of the evidence remained so soon after first encounters was that much of the built and cultivated landscape was quickly destroyed as settlers encroached, either deliberately, through malevolent ignorance, or as a result of the herds of cattle and flocks of sheep they drove before them.” Source: Stephen Fitzpatrick The Australian’s indigenous affairs editor. Contributor: Evelyn Schmidt

Honey jumbles INGREDIENTS 80g butter 3/4 cup (185ml) honey 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar 2 cups (300g) plain flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 tablespoons milk 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg white* 1 1/2 cups (240g) pure icing sugar Pink liquid food colouring METHOD Step 1 Combine butter, honey and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until butter melts and mixture begins to simmer. Set aside for 10 mins to cool. Step 2 Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a large bowl. Add the honey mixture and milk and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 mins to chill. Step 3 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead until smooth. Divide into 4 even portions. Roll each portion into a 1.5cm-thick log. Use a small sharp knife to cut each log into 6cm lengths. Place on the lined trays, allowing room for spreading. Gently press each biscuit until 1cm thick. Step 4 Bake, swapping the trays halfway through cooking, for 10 mins or until golden brown. Set aside on the trays to cool completely. Step 5 Whisk the egg white in a bowl until frothy. Add the icing sugar. Stir until smooth. Spread half the icing over half the biscuits. Tint remaining icing pink with food colouring. Spread pink icing over the remaining biscuits. Set aside for 30 mins or until icing is set.

Finding an NbN provider in Buchan Just recently l had to do the ring around for the Neighbourhood House to find a new provider for our phone and internet. As we are in the township we have access to NBN Fixed Wireless.

News from your Tambo District Winter 2018

The Tambo district covers much of traditional lands of the Brabalung, Krauatungalung and Tatungalung family clans of the Gunaikurnai people and extends into areas of the Monero and Bidewell people. The Tambo team acknowledges the traditional owners of this land and pays respect to elders, past present and future.

2018-19 Seasonal Outlook It’s a sobering fact the fire season is potentially only 10 weeks away! Despite the good rains across much of the district in mid- June, warmer and dryer than average conditions are expected to continue across July to September. Off the back of very dry conditions across East Gippsland and extended the 2017-18 fire season, the continued dominance of high pressure systems is likely to keep pushing rain bearing cold fronts away to the south, while both day and night time temperatures are expected to be above average. We’re experiencing extremely low soil moisture levels across the region and, anecdotally, seeing some incidents of understorey and even tree deaths in our forests. All of this means Forest Fire Management Victoria is preparing to face a very early start to the fire season, opening as early as September. As a result, Project Fire Fighters, air craft and other firefighting systems will be in place by September 1 to ensure the District is ready for what may be a challenging season ahead. Seasonal outlooks are pointing to a continuation of the trend towards earlier starts and later finishes to fire seasons across Australia so it’s always important to PREPARE. ACT. SURVIVE. https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/home

Some of our prerequisites included:  A landline phone (on the copper wire system) in case we lose power to maintain communications in particularly during an emergency.  A monthly usage for internet which is around 250GB. Other requirements that we needed to know as well included: The Modem. Was it included in the package for free and were there any delivery costs? What was the length of the contract or was there no contract? What was the down load and upload speed? This is a very important question to ask as it varies from provider to provider and the basic connection that is generally offered is 12mbps (megabits per second) download and 1 mbps upload or 12/1. This is extremely slow but the faster speeds usually cost more and are generally in packages of 25/5 or 50/20 which is the fastest speed we have available with Fixed Wireless NbN. At the Neighbourhood House we have a 50/20 account and generally our download speeds are running at 45mbps and our upload around 13mbps.

The next thing you will have to remember if you’re looking for a phone provider as well is that the companies will refer to landlines in their information but you need to get specifically from them whether they mean the copper land line or the new VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) land line. Referring to both services as a landline becomes confusing and this maybe deliberate so just make sure which type of phone service they are offering in the package. The VoIP phone works in a relatively simple way. Each time you make a phone call your voice is converted into a stream of data. Then, rather than being sent over the phone network, this data stream travels over your broadband internet connection. Each data packet is labelled with its destination address (the person you're calling) and moves through the internet in the same way as web pages and file downloads. When they get to their destination, the packets are reassembled and converted back into sound waves. When you have this process happening simultaneously in two directions, you've got a phone call. If the person you're calling is also using a VoIP service, your call will remain on the internet for its entire journey. However, if you're dialling a conventional phone, the call will be carried as far as possible over the internet before being handed back to the relevant phone network. VoIP phones are reliant on the internet and also power. They are cheaper than the conventional landline phone and the trend has also been to give up the landline and just use the mobile phone if you are lucky enough to have reception. With your phone you will need to also check if the package includes all local, National, STD and mobile calls and that there are no extra charges per call. Most providers will charge around 40c for 13 numbers dialled but should include all other calls. If you are an international caller there is also information about the cost of these calls and sometimes you can nominate frequent used numbers and get connections to those cheap. Each provider has what is called a Critical Information Summary and you should read this summary as it explains all your call charges and pricing and what the package is giving you. Get the provider to refer you to this information available online usually on their sites. Although providers have information on the internet about their plans, it was hard to follow and find, so l found it necessary to ring the providers, explain to them what l was looking for. Then hey could then direct me to the best plan for my needs and where that was on the internet so l could read the information and download the Critical Information Sheet.

Chance of above median temperature; July -September. Source: www.bom.gov.au

Incredible years Parenting Course starts on Monday 23rd July from 9.30 am to 12 noon running for 14 weeks excluding school holidays at the Buchan Neighbourhood House. Program provided by Buchan Kindergarten together with

So if you’re looking for an NbN internet provider you can find a list of them at https://www.nbnco.com.au/residential/service-providers.html Enter your address and the list will come up. You can also save the list by emailing it to yourself. In Buchan township the list comes up with 148 providers. We chose around 11 from the list using providers we had heard about before to research. If you would like some help in researching providers for your internet at home or to find out some more information come and see us at the Neighbourhood House and we will assist you with your enquiries. Contributor: Evelyn Schmidt

Buchan Recreation and Hall Committee are looking for new members to join the committee! The Buchan Recreation and Hall Committee is the management committee of the Buchan Recreation Reserve and Buchan Mechanics Hall on behalf of DELWP. Our role is to manage the repairs maintenance and development of these properties as well as ensuring community access and seasonal and casual use. These facilities provide sporting opportunities as well as meeting places, event venues and social opportunities. By joining the committee, you would be contributing towards the health and wellbeing of our community. Being on the committee will provide you with :1). Experience in working together as a team 2). Relationships and Networking- Joining a committee helps you build stronger relationships with your friends and neighbours 3). Development- The things that you will learn while participating a committee will directly translate into professional and personal development. 4). Leadership Opportunities- Through active participation on a committee, you will have the opportunity to someday become a member of a board. 5). Service- Joining a committee gives you the opportunity to serve at a greater level and contribute to the growth and future success of these facilities. 6). Pay it Forward- You’ll be able to give back by making a difference through committee involvement.

Getting ready for the Buchan Flower Show Proteas are now available in the nurseries with plants costing between $13 to $20 each in Bairnsdale at the moment. If you buy your plant before 1st August you will be able to enter your cut flowers or potted plant in this years show. Native to South Africa and Australia, they require heat, sun and extremely well-drained soil. If you’d like a little bit of a challenge, though, protea flowers are beautiful and very unique. They are also perfect for that rocky, hard-to-use part of your garden. One of the first things necessary in how to grow protea is soil. Protea plants must have well-drained soil. Their roots grow mostly horizontally, just below the surface of the soil. If water is allowed to sit and pool on the surface, the roots will become waterlogged and the plant will die. If you’re planting your protea outside, mix bark and grit into your soil to improve drainage. If you’re planting it in a pot, use a mixture of even parts peat, bark, grit, and Styrofoam beads. Water your established plants every two to three weeks. If your plants are just starting out, water them more frequently. Proteas can stand a range of temperatures, from 23 F. (-5 C.) to 100 F. (38 C.), though they may not survive long exposure beyond that. Protea plants thrive in acidic, nutrient-poor soil. Avoid fertilizer; an abundance of phosphorus, in particular, will kill them. If you have a dry, acidic, rocky part of your garden that can’t seem to support life, you may find protea plant care fairly easy. Protea flowers come in large clusters surrounded by bright, spiky bracts that make for a very unusual and striking appearance. The flowers can be easily dried for flower arrangements. Pick them at their peak, strip away the bottom leaves and hang them upside down in tightly bound clusters in a dark, breezy spot for two weeks. The flowers retain their colour very well and are particularly popular in Christmas wreaths and as dried flower arrangements.

So don’t wait for someone else to do it and don’t complain that nothing gets done. Remember that...

Our next meeting is on Monday 23rd July at 7pm at the Recreation Reserve. ALL WELCOME.

East Gippsland Shire Community Grants are now open and all applications need to be submitted by Wednesday 1 August 2018. Community Projects – up to $5000 Arts Grants – up to $5,000 Major Arts Grants – up to $10,000 Heritage Grants – up to $5000 Quick Response Arts Grants – up to $500 Regional and District Events Sponsorship (RADES) The Regional and District Events Sponsorship is for larger events that bring direct economic benefit to the region. The event would show a level of innovation and creativity to engage the community in new opportunities and experiences. Funding can be applied for up to three years to help build an event to become self-sustainable. Regional and District Events Sponsorship – up to $10,000 For further information and support contact the Buchan Neighbourhood House or go to the East Gippsland Shire Website.

Recycling to now cost in East Gippsland. Fees came into effect on 1st July The cost of recycling one bag of recyclables and cardboard/paper is now $1 A 240 litre bin (Wheelie Bin) is $2 and car boot or wagon load will cost $4 Ute loads and large volumes (Per cubic metre) costs $8. Maybe a plastic bottle crusher like the one in the picture would be handy. I found this one online for $253 or a simple can crusher for $12. Maybe a stress release Saturday stomping will reduce my waste.

Did you know‌ Aldi supermarkets offer a free battery recycling service at all their Australian stores. Any brand of AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) are accepted - simply drop your used batteries into the dedicated bins in store. And the rubbish hero of our town is Jim McCole who collects VOLUNTARILY all the rubbish at the Recreation Reserve on a Sunday after each home game and takes it to the tip. Jim has been doing this for many years. Please do not leave your household rubbish or recycling at the Recreation Reserve. Jim does his volunteering for the footy/netball club as a supporter and should not have to take any extra rubbish to the tip.

About the Do Not Call Register ph. 1300 792 958 What is the Do Not Call Register? The Do Not Call Register is a secure database where individuals and organisations can register, check or remove their Australian telephone, mobile and fax numbers to opt out of receiving most unsolicited telemarketing calls and faxes. Registration is free and you only need to do it once. Once registered, a number will stay on the register indefinitely unless the number owner or their representative removes the number. How does the Do Not Call Register work? Telemarketers and fax marketers have 30 days to recognise the registration of a number and to stop contacting that number. To identify registered numbers, organisations are able to check— or ‘wash’—their calling lists against the register. Lists are submitted, checked and returned with all registered numbers identified. To protect the privacy of registrants, organisations are only given information on the numbers submitted. Any organisation that either calls or faxes a number listed on the register, or arranges for this to occur, may be breaking the law and could face penalties. If you have already registered your number, you do not need to reregister. You can check on the website to see if your number is already registered. Registered numbers can still be contacted by exempt organisations. These include registered charities, research companies, registered political parties and educational institutions. https://www.donotcall.gov.au/

The Do Not Call legislation also applies to overseas calls and faxes. The Do Not Call Register legislation does not just apply to companies making telemarketing calls or sending marketing faxes from within Australia.

It also applies to:  Businesses within Australia that use overseas-based telemarketers or fax marketers to help solicit sales; and  Businesses based overseas making calls or sending faxes to Australian numbers. If you do receive calls or faxes from overseas telemarketers or fax marketers 30 days after you register your number on the Do Not Call Register, you can lodge a complaint. The forms are available online. On the complaints form they will want to know the following information so you should try to get this information while you are on the phone with the caller:

Name of the business that called you Additional details of the business that called you Name of the business whose product is being sold Additional details of the business whose product is being sold If known, name of the product or service being sold Was the call made by any of these parties? Registered Charity Government Body Political party or independent member or candidate Educational institution Do you or have you had a business relationship with the company that called you? Have you entered an online competition or completed an online survey? Provide a summary of the call(s) which are the basis for the complaint. Please be as detailed as possible. Date of the call (DD/MM/YYYY)* Time of the call AM PM The phone number that called you. This may be the number that displayed on your phone or the number that was provided to you during the call as the calling number. Don’t worry if you don’t have it. Which of the following best describes the call? You had a conversation with a real person The call was a recorded message or synthetic voice The call went to the answering machine, and a message was left Silence – when you took the call there was no response You did not answer the call Other How would you describe the purpose of the call? To offer, advertise or promote goods or services or financial opportunities To ask for donations To carry out a poll or survey Voting in an upcoming election Believe the call was a scam Other At any stage did you ask for the call to be ended? Was a number or word displayed on your phone during the call? (Caller ID)

DELWP Wildlife Unit Gippsland Ph. 51722564

Cont‌. A processing plant would be required to make the finished food products. Investment here could be around $400,000. The value of return would be attractive to a bank, crowd funding or private investment. If the farmers wanted a co-op structure, they would share in the profits. Jobs would be created for processing the seed. Tourism would benefit Buchan. Hemp is the next big thing in agriculture and the health of both the body and the planet. Many people are very enthused about hemp. People come here for the caves and a hemp industry demonstration would be another draw card. There are costs. Hemp farmers need a licence from the government to grow hemp - $460. Biosecurity Victoria must inspect the crop before harvest to make sure THC levels are low enough – approx. $900. The next step is a trial plot of around 5ha in the Buchan valley. Fred and Neroli from Ontos hold a licence that could be used, saving the $460 licence fee. Various financial arrangements can be made with the farmer to share the risk and rewards. Can you imagine in the future a late summer hemp harvest festival each year? Fred and Neroli are happy to discuss this with anyone who is interested. Our phone no is 51550372 or you can email us on nerolih3@hotmail.com.

Contributor: Fred Koch Ontos A Dump Point for our Visitors in Buchan

INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND BUCHAN Industrial hemp includes all the many varieties of cannabis sativa that are so low in THC as to be deemed non-psychoactive. In other words, it is not marijuana. It has been used in most parts of the world, sometimes back as far as 8000 years. The fibre is used for a wide range of building materials, clothing, paper, etc. It produces a higher quality of paper than wood chips and it produces many times more pulp than forest sources. The seed is used for a wide range of food for human consumption including oil, protein powder for body builders and ordinary people, kernels and hemp milk. The seed is 22% high quality protein and 33% oil, the most healthy of all the plant based oils and better than fish or flaxseed oils for omega values. Hemp seed production is probably the best option for the Buchan area. The benefits to Buchan residents are as follows: Farmers can make good money. Hemp seed is valued around $4 per kg. Yield per hectare for dry land is around 700kg per ha and with irrigation, around 1 to 1.2 tonnes per ha. This equates to a gross income of between $2500 per ha and $4000 per ha. It is planted and harvested over only a four month period, basically between November and March. It does not require herbicide or pesticide. It likes nitrogen and fertilisation would be similar to corn with a little extra nitrogen. Water requirements are 3 megs per ha with no rain.

East Gippsland Shire has reported back that a dump point will be installed at the toilet block in the Main Street by this coming summer season. It will not be a fully purpose built dump whereby RV’s and caravans can pull right up next to the facility to drop a hose, but will be best suited to the 20 litre caskets and manual emptying. It will be located near the toilets in the park area. Of the total of 11 dump points in East Gippsland only one or 2 are purpose built. We hope to encourage more visitors to Buchan and hopefully this will also compliment and create a trail for our RV campers to the Wulgulmerang RV campground, already a popular campsite.

A new defibrillator for Buchan The Buchan Recreation and Hall Committee, together with the Buchan Football/Netball Club have installed the new Defibrillator to the outside of the Recreation Pavilion on the veranda and can be accessed in case of emergencies 24 hours a day via the alarmed box. This Defibrillator is also registered with Ambulance Victoria to help ensure that the AED can be located in an emergency. Ambulance Victoria is rolling out an app known as GoodSAM to be used by registered AV trusted responders to alert them to nearby instances of cardiac arrest and the closest location to registered public access AEDs whilst paramedics are on the way. We now have 2 Defibrillators in the township with the other being at the Bush Nursing Centre.

Regular Bush Music Session “Stringybark and Greenhide it will never fail yer, Stringybark and Greenhide the main stay of Australia

Where Wairewa Hall When 3rd Saturday of the month Time 2 to 5 pm Join us for a play along of traditional and contemporary Australian Bush music. Bring your instrument, voice and a bush poem. (optional) Music and words provided Next Session 21st July For further information contact Brian Blakeman 51 557 383 Email: lemonhill@activ8.net.au Cost $3.00 a head to cover hall hire

BUCHAN VALLEY GOLF NEWS Contributor: Marny Cummings Ladies Captain

Men’s 10/6/18 - LA Cameron Trophy, 4BBB Par Winners Runners Up -

24/6/18 - Monthly Medal, Stroke Winner— Runner Up -

Business and Tourism East Gippsland has signed off on a memorandum of understanding with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Under the terms of the MOU all businesses in East Gippsland who are paid up members of their local chamber of commerce or business and tourism association will have the opportunity to join the Victorian Chamber at no extra cost to the individual member at the “essentials level” which provides a range of benefits including access to  VCCI’s business surveys  Online manuals  Suite of business tools and templates  Member pricing on a range of events  Consulting services  Courses You will need to send your contact details to your Business and Tourism Association indicating that you want to be a member of VCCI and then they send it to VCCI to confirm you are a paid member You cannot go directly to VCCI for the discount. The discount enables any member business of the Buchan Business and Tourism Association free membership called the chamber package which is usually the $700 essentials membership. To be a member of the BBTA costs $44 a year. Contact Evelyn Schmidt for further details on 0427586038

D. Pedley A. McArthur

Nett 63 Nett 73

1/7/18 – John Dorman Trophy, Canadian Winners Runners Up -

D. Sandy & H. Hume Nett 67 P. Whillance & J. Whillance Nett 68

Ladies 7/6/18 - Stroke—3rd Silver Spoon Winner Runner Up -

J. Sandy M. Cummings

Nett 76 Nett 81

14/6/18 - Canadian Winners Runners Up -

H. Hume & J. Whillance G. Sandy & F. Ferguson

Nett 75 Nett 83

21/6/18 - Stroke—3rd Medal Round Winner Runner Up -

J. Whillance H. Hume

Nett 77 Nett 83

28/6/18 - Mobil Foursomes Winners Runners Up -

G. Sandy & F. Ferguson P. Sutton & J. Whillance

Nett 78 Nett 84

5/7/18 – Stroke – 4th Silver Spoon Winner Runner Up -

J. Whillance J. Sandy

Men’s Vets 6/6/18 13/6/18 20/6/18

Free membership sign up for businesses

T. Littlejohn & P. Ferguson +6 M. Clague & L. Barker +3


Winner Runner Up Winner Runner Up Winner Runner Up Winner Runner Up -

J. Croft D. Pedley D. Pedley P. Ferguson R. Murphy T. Mee on c/back. A. Waack P. Ferguson

Nett 72 Nett 75

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