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Josh Firmin, Beau Arnfield, and Oliver Robertson were among the winners at Kingston’s annual youth awards. See story page 3. Picture: Supplied

Council wants say on golf courses Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au KINGSTON Council has made a submission to the state government asking to have a say in the future of golf courses inside the municipality. In August, a golf course redevelopment standing advisory committee was appointed to “review and provide the minister for planning advice on

draft planning guidelines for golf course redevelopment and advise on proposals for redevelopment of golf course land within the urban growth boundary of metropolitan Melbourne”. Council put out a statement last week saying that the establishment of that committee risked reducing their role in deciding the future of golf course land. The committee is expected to receive submissions addressing the

future of land at Dingley Village’s Peninsula Kingswood golf course site. Last year it was proposed that the land, which was sold in 2014, would be subdivided to build a little under 800 dwellings. That plan was knocked back by council, but the final say ultimately comes down to the planning minister (“Submissions open on golf course future”, The News, 18/9/19). The mayor Georgina Oxley said the

establishment of the golf course redevelopment standing advisory committee “effectively reduces council’s role to that of a submitter, rather than a key decision maker on behalf of the local community.” “Kingswood has clearly shown that the local community want to have a strong voice in the future of local golf courses, with a record 7000 plus community submissions received on a proposed residential development for

the site that was refused by council,” she said. “Kingston Council does not believe that golf courses should be seen as an answer to accommodate population growth as it would put increasing pressing on community infrastructure, active and passive open space, affordable housing and the environment.” Continued on Page 3

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THE annual Frankston and Peninsula Relay For Life took place at Ballam Park in Frankston overnight on 21 September. The event saw hundreds of people get together to run in the early hours of the morning in a bid to raise money to help fight cancer. The Cancer Council website states that 429 participants signed up to

run, and a total of over $85,000 was raised. Members of the Seaford Little Athletics Club raised over $5000. They were led on the night by 11-year-old Bailey Thompson, who shaved his head for the second year running to help raise money (“Brave shave at Seaford school”, The News, 12/12/19).

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The Frankston High School Sports Leadership team raised over $10,000, as did the Penpals team. Andrew Southgate from Too Inspired To Be Tired was a participant on the day. His group raised over $2000. CFA members also got involved with the midnight relay. Donations can be made at secure. fundraising.cancer.org.au

Awards for outstanding young citizens Council wish to set the course of golf future

A VOLUNTEER helping advocate for LGBTQIA+ youth and a group helping provide homeless people with bare necessities have both been recognised at Kingston’s annual youth awards. Oliver Robertson was awarded the young citizen of the year award for his work with young LGBTQIA+ people. He volunteers his time work-

ing with young people, and focuses particularly on helping advocate for transgender people. Beau Arnfield and Josh Firmin accepted the young community group of the year award on behalf of Spair Pair. The duo co-founded the group with the aim of helping homeless people. The group aims to make sure that homeless people have access to

the bare necessities, and has donated over 500 pairs of socks to date.

Winners: Kingston junior mayor Jack O’Connor and Kingston mayor Georgina Oxley with award winners Beau Arnfield and Josh Firmin. Picture: Supplied

Continued from Page 1 The letter sent by council to the state government states that “given council’s extensive local knowledge and experience in considering and assessing applications of this nature, it is council’s view that all golf course rezoning applications should be submitted to council for consideration in its capacity as the planning authority.” “Council’s adopted golf course policy reaffirms existing planning scheme policies which support and protect golf courses and seeks to protect the recreational, landscape and environmental benefits the courses provide to the community,” the letter read. “A primary objective of this policy is to ensure that where a club is economically unviable and should the landowner wish to cease golf operations on the site, that the land retains its primary function as open space. “The open space, amenity and landscape value provided by existing golf courses is significant, irreplaceable and should be pre-eminent in considering any proposals for golf course redevelopment.” There are 11 golf courses in the Kingston municipality, most of which are privately owned. Submissions can be made and more information is available at engage.vic.gov.au/golf-courseredevelopment-standing-advisorycommittee

Student showcase YOUNG artists, designers, and filmmakers will showcase their work this month at Kilbreda College. The school will host their annual art and design exhibition and fashion show starting from 17 October. The three day exhibition will feature works from VCE students that have been completed throughout the year. The showcase starts from 6pm on 17 October, with the fashion show starting from 7pm. The exhibition opens at 9am on 18 October and at 10am on 19 October. Kilbreda College is 118 Mentone Parade, Mentone. KILBREDA College student Kelsey with her lino print artwork. Picture: Supplied

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POLICE operation Scoreboard took place over the Grand Final long weekend, running from Thursday until midnight on Sunday. Statewide police removed 243 drinks drivers and 265 drug drivers from the road. They detected 8702 traffic offences and 746 crime offences while their increased presence was out on the roads. A driver in Keysborough fell foul of police over the long weekend when he was pulled over. Police caught the driver running a red light in front of a marked police car. The driver was found to be unlicensed, and the car was impounded for a month at a cost of $980. Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane said it was “disappointing to see so many people make the conscious decision to drink or take drugs and get behind the wheel of a car.” “Everyone wants to have a good time on the footy grand final weekend, but unfortunately due to poor choices some people were either hit with a fine, lost demerits or had their car impounded,” he said. “Saying this, the majority of people did the right thing and were able to enjoy the weekend for all it had to offer.” Over 100,000 breath tests were conducted across the course of the police operation.

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CARRUM Downs police members responded to a call that a person was standing over someone with a hammer, but arrived to find that they were trying to help an echidna. The echidna was stuck in a drain and could not get out. The hammer was used to remove the cement drain cap out of the way, and the echidna was successfully freed. Picture: Supplied

Men on the run FOUR men are on the run after a series of incidents in Frankston. At around 2am, 26 September, police attended a shopping complex on Cranbourne Road, Frankston. Police believe that four men reversed a Ford Ranger ute through glass doors and failed in an attempt to steal an ATM. Police believe that the same men also forced


a man out of his Ford Falcon in Mt Eliza at around 4am and stole it. The ute was later found burnt out in Sybil Avenue, Frankston North. The Ford Falcon is believed to have been later involved in a single vehicle crash in Seaford around 8.40am. Police believe that the ute used in the Cran-

bourne Road ram raid had been stolen in Altona Meadows the night before in an aggravated carjacking. No arrests have been made of 26 September, and police are appealing for information. Any witnesses or anyone with information are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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A MAN is being sought by police after an alleged robbery on a bus travelling from Frankston to Carrum Downs. At around 9.30pm on 22 August, a man on the 832 route bus is alleged to have slapped another passenger on the back of the head. The man is then alleged to have grabbed the victim by the collar and demanded their ear pods while threatening to produce a knife. The passenger gave over the earphones and the man is believed to have got off the bus at Pardalote Avenue and Tattler Street in Carrum Downs.



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A CCTV image of a man police wish to speak to has been released. Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Bus robbery: A man police wished to speak to in relation to the alleged theft of ear pods. Picture: Supplied


October 2019 EACH October we celebrate the outstanding contributions older residents make to our communities. The 2019 Seniors Festival is a great opportunity for older people and their friends and families to get out and about, meet people, try new activities and have fun at a wide variety of free or low-cost, highquality events right in their own, beautiful backyard. Many organisations and wonderful volunteers work hard to contribute to this program of events. Our region is host to many, and this year the program has been grouped into event categories including Seniors club events, events at the library, Camp

Manyung, Hastings U3A Arts & Craft Show and leisure centres, health events, physical activity events, and arts and cultural events. Free programs are available from council and shire offices, libraries, leisure centres and lots of other locations. This 2019 Frankston & Mornington Peninsula Seniors Festival is part of the Victorian Seniors Festival, which runs through the month of October and is a state wide Victorian Government initiative. There is free public transport for Seniors Card holders. www.seniorsonline.vic.gov.au

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Your Hearing Questions Answered IS it important for patients to see an audiologist if they think they may be having difficulties hearing? Yes, if you are starting to notice difficulties it’s important to have a full hearing test. We don’t just test which sounds you can hear, we also check how clearly you can understand speech, in quiet and in background noise. Some common indications that you may have a hearing loss are: Turning the TV up Frequently asking for repeats Not being able to hear properly on the telephone Difficulty in noisy situations such as restaurants Missing out on important parts of the conversation Often your partner or a close family member may be the first person to notice that you are having difficulty hearing. Is it true that a lot of patients don’t actually need hearing aids? Yes. Probably 25 percent of those that we see do choose to get hearing aids. Some people have a little bit of hearing loss that we just need to talk about, and continue to monitor. Are there steps people who aren’t ready for hearing aids can do to help combat hearing loss? Yes. Pick a seat in a restaurant where you can see the faces of the people that you are taking to. This can make it easier to follow what they are saying. With the television, if you’re

not ready for hearing aids, we can get a set of cordless headphones. These can be one of the best options for hearing the TV clearly. Are there ever very simple solutions to hearing loss? Yes. Sometimes a hearing loss can be caused by ear wax blocking the canal. If someone needs a hearing aid, should they always choose the most expensive, top-of-the-line model? Most people don’t need the most expensive hearing aids, fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. It really is patient specific. You don’t always need the absolute top-of the-line hearing aid technology, if the features that you need are available in something less expensive. At Chelsea Hearing, we always offer you a range of options, and it is up to you to choose something that you are comfortable with. You should never feel pressured to proceed with hearing aids that you don’t feel ready for. Are smaller hearing aids more expensive? Generally, the style of the hearing aid does not have very much impact on the price. There are very good, small hearing aids available at all price points. Larger hearing aids are not necessarily less expensive either. The good news is that the very small, comfortable hearing aids are suitable for most people these days. How much do hearing aids cost? Most people who are on a Centrelink pension (such as an age

pension or a disability pension) are eligible for the Office of Hearing Services Voucher program. This enables them to choose from a range of hearing aids that are “free-toclient”. These hearing aids have improved significantly over the past few years, and a lot of people are pleasantly surprised at how natural they sound, and how small and comfortable they can be. Pensioners can also choose to contribute to more expensive hearing aids if they wish. For people who are not eligible for the voucher program, hearing aids typically start at $2,700 for a pair. What brand of hearing aids to you recommend? Chelsea Hearing is an independent clinic. We fit hearing aids from all of the major manufacturers. Our recommendations are made after we have tested your hearing, looked in your ears, and had a discussion about the things that you want to hear well. We also take the time to consider your preference for style and size of the hearing aids, as well as your budget. We will recommend the most appropriate hearing aids for you, and we will always give you a range of options to choose from. What is your philosophy on health care? If I wouldn’t do it for my Mum or Dad, I don’t do it for a patient. When I’m making recommendations for a patient, I think “if this was my mum or dad, with this hearing loss, and

these difficulties, would I be making the same recommendations?”. If the answer is “yes”, then I know I’m doing my best for a patient. What does the relationship you have with your patients mean to you? The patient comes first. The patient is your customer and you want to have the healthiest, happiest patient that you can. That makes me happy as well. To know that we are helping that patient to be happy is just rewarding. What is one thing about your job that really sticks out in a positive way? It’s really nice to be able to make a difference for people. Often the partner of the person with a hearing loss may have been repeating themselves and having to speak louder for years. When we help with a hearing loss (often with hearing aids) it’s often the family members who notice the benefit first. Suddenly they don’t have to repeat everything, and they don’t get so tired from speaking loudly all day. It can make a big difference for the whole family. Do you have rules that you live by when treating patients? My number one rule is to take things at the right pace of the individual patient. Some people come in here, and they know they want to get hearing aids and they want to get it all happening as quickly as possible. Other people come in, and they are having some difficulties hearing, but they don’t

know if they have a hearing loss. They may need a little bit more time to understand their hearing loss, and the options available. It doesn’t help anyone to push someone into getting hearing aids before they are ready for them, or to pressure someone to purchase hearing aids that cost more than they are comfortable with. Sometimes the best thing to do is explain what’s causing the problem, and what solutions are available. It can also be helpful to bring your partner or a close family member to your appointment with you.

Your audiologist, Cathryn Williams

Hearing problems? We can help you Chelsea Hearing is accredited by the Office of Hearing Services to provide services to eligible pensioners. This includes free to client hearing tests and hearing aids.

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Hearing tests for adults and children Hearing aids Hearing classes Custom earplugs for swimming, musicians and communication earpieces

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Friday 7 February, 10.30am & 1.30pm

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Enjoy professional music and theatre at Frankston Arts Centre

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FRANKSTON Arts Centre offers regular daytime concerts to those who enjoy professional music and quality theatre experiences in one of the best performing arts venues in outer metropolitan Melbourne. These shows are aimed at more mature audiences, delivering quality performances at an affordable $21 a show, great service, and complimentary morning or afternoon tea and an optional lunch for those wanting to make a day of it to catch up with friends. The 2020 Series 1 is launching on Friday 11 October and will include a diverse program perfect for enjoying with friends every month. Real life couple Simon Gleeson and Natalie O’Donnell will open the series with Heart and Music just in time for Valentine’s Day. This will be followed by The Broadway I Love featuring your favourite Broadway hits. Salute to the Anzacs will be a highlight leading up to Anzac Day. The Sounds of Rodgers & Hammerstein will celebrate the music of the amazing writing duo. The talented students of The Australian Ballet School will perform a wonderful repertoire from the sophisticated to the sublime. Finish off the season with the Christmas in July concert along with the very popular Christmas lunch. Visit theFAC.com.au or phone 03 9784 1060 to book tickets to the shows. Tickets available for general sale from Monday 28 October.


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Experience the boutique retirement dream at Mountain View Leongatha MOUNTAIN View Leongatha is a boutique lifestyle retirement village. It will only have 45 villas on completion and is very unique compared to the many larger villages that exist. It is for this reason that many have made the move into this exclusive community. A lifestyle village for the active retiree or semi-retired who embraces life. Currently, Mountain View Leongatha has 43 residents occupying 26 villas. Mountain View Leongatha offers resort living everyday with the Community Centre operational right from the start which in turn has brought new residents in sooner rather than later. Family and friends are often seen using the saltchlorinated pool, bowling green, lounge/dining and games areas – it really is the hub of many activities. It is also a pet friendly village. Much thought was given to the interior design of the Villas which include 24 hour emergency call systems, contemporary kitchens, stylish living areas, spacious bathrooms and comfortable bedrooms and parking spaces or garages. The focus of building the villas was to enhance your lifestyle, security and freedom. Mountain View Leongatha helps people personalise their retirement, offering two financial options to suit your budget. The money saved when buying in at a lower price because we are regional, allows residents the opportunity to invest their savings and fund their lifestyle. We can provide assistance to help you understand the legal, financial and

service aspects when considering the benefits of a lifestyle change and answer any queries you may have regarding retirement living. Mountain View Leongatha is a lifestyle investment. We have had many residents move from the likes of Merimbula, Mount Martha, Bendigo, Lilydale & Pakenham. Many have chosen Leongatha as their new address because they know what South Gippsland has to offer – they may have holidayed here in the past or have just decided to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet not be too far to return to Melbourne for day trips. Many have decided on the sea-change, tree-change and me-change. Leongatha township is a lovely country town with a range of facilities and great local hospital which recently had a $30m redevelopment. Many great day trips are available within the Gippsland area and Melbourne is very accessible if the city beckons. Travel seems to be high on the list of things to do. Only a 30 minute trip from Leongatha and you will be on the coast with Wilsons Promontory National Park and Philip Island is not too far to also explore. So the choice is yours, either sea-change or treechange all in one. With only 9 Villas remaining we suggest that you consider us soon as the option to purchase will be reducing day by day due to this being a smaller boutique lifestyle village. Call now on 1300 306 255 to make an appointment or check out our website www. mountainviewleongatha.com.au and view the villas and village.

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Volunteer with us HELP make a difference to someone’s life, whilst making a difference to yours. We are looking for new volunteers in assisting our customers. 39plus is an organisation committed to providing a wide range of unique, high quality, flexible services to assist and support younger and older people and their carers in their desire to remain living independently in the community and within their desired setting. 39plus, previously operating as Southern Peninsula Community Care Inc, continues to provide a range of community based services across the 39 postcode. Our suite of services includes our Medical Appointment Service, Social Support Groups, Community Outreach Activities, Overnight

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Life starts at 50 HAS the family home become a pain to maintain with the kids no longer around to help mow the lawns or clear the gutters? Perhaps you’re contemplating a move to something more manageable but don’t want to retire from the things that make you happy? Well thanks to a luxury development in Melbourne’s South East, with no stamp duty, conveyancing fees, or ongoing council rates to pay, there’s never been a better time to downsize to a bigger life and enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Lifestyle Chelsea Heights offers new opportunities for fun and friendship in a secure community of working, semi-retired and retired people over 50. Homeowners enjoy 5-star resort-style facilities set in fully landscaped and maintained gardens, such as an indoor heated pool and spa, outdoor pool, cinema, gym, library and computer centre, bowling green, alfresco BBQ dining space and a community bus for visits out and about town. Built by Todd Devine Homes, all contemporary-styled homes feature quality fixtures and fittings, landscaped front and back gardens and split-system heating and cooling. Front gardens are maintained by the community gardener, leaving homeowners more time to relax and do more of what they love. Homeowners can spend their spare time enjoying activities like yoga,

aerobics classes, dancing, woodwork or attend wellness seminars and other social calendar events such as cocktail happy hours, karaoke, and trivia nights. All of which might just represent a new beginning for those who are young at heart and deserving of a little luxury, with enough “wow-factor” to make the kids just a bit jealous. A community management team lives onsite to oversee the community and help homeowners with many of the small but important administrative elements of daily life. This is also a wonderful enabler for those who like to travel, as you can rest assured that when you go on holidays, your front garden is being maintained, your on-site Community Managers are keeping an eye on things, and you can have the confidence of living within a safe and secure gated community. Aside from amazing facilities and features, homeowners at 18 Lifestyle locations around Victoria describe the feeling of settling into their community of likeminded neighbours as an embrace. According to Steve and Lyn from Lifestyle Chelsea Heights, living the life you deserve is about so much more than wonderful facilities and fun activities to keep you busy. “It’s the neighbourhood. We have a sense of neighbourhood like when we were young.” Lifestyle Communities offers the perfect blend of a relaxed location amongst a cosmopolitan lifestyle,

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Over 50 and over not being able to live your life the way you want? Then downsize to a new home with 5-star resort facilities at Lifestyle Chelsea Heights. It’s not a retirement village, it’s a beautiful gated community. Prices start from just $450,000, and because there’s no stamp duty, council rates, water rates or body corporate to pay, you’ll have all the money you need left over to live a fabulous life of freedom and fun from now on! Call 1300 50 55 60 or visit lifestylechelseaheights.com.au today.

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Improve your mobility AFTER experiencing an accident, injury, illness or surgery, the prospect of how to begin your journey to recovery can be a confronting concept, particularly when you have been suffering for a prolonged period of time. These concerns can often be the reason why a person decides not to seek the proper support for rehabilitation – they think it’s just too hard. As a result, they may not fully regain their mobility and movement. The specialist rehabilitation team at Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital know that rehabilitation can be a daunting experience, and are careful to ensure that you are never pushed beyond your limits during treatment. Before your admission, you are assessed by a rehabilitation nurse who works with you to establish your individual goals and the best possible way to achieve them. Frankston’s extensive rehabilitation team is there to help you every step of the way as they

work with you to restore physical function and improve your mobility, safety and confidence ensuring that you can return to the activities that are important to you, as well as assist you to be as independent as possible. Rehabilitation at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital is treated holistically and based on our patient centred approach. Our interdisciplinary teams, led by Rehabilitation Physicians, may include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist rehabilitation nurses, dieticians, speech pathologists, social workers and exercise physiologists as well as psychologists and pastoral carers, ensuring that you’re rehabilitated physically, emotionally and mentally. Services are available from both inpatient and outpatient settings. To access services at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital a referral from your GP or specialist is required.

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GREENWAYS is very proud of its village and community but understands that ‘making the move’ to a village is a big decision. There are lots of factors to consider. It may be that a resident has recommended life at Greenways. Or perhaps its reputation for more than 40 years as an honest and caring establishment has attracted you. Residents will tell you that so many aspects of your life can change positively when you live at Greenways. It is a rare opportunity but two units and one apartment became vacant last month. To help you choose, Greenways has listed some of the factors that its residents considered were most important when they were making the decision to move to Greenways’ village on the Peninsula: • Enables independence as you age • Downsizing while physically capable • Freedom from house responsibilities • Close to public transport and shops

• Safe environment • Emergency alarm service • Near or with easy access to medical services • Financial independence with the option of buying your own unit and having money to spend • On-site maintenance • Access to village management • Reputation of the village • Reputation of the owners • Socialisation with people your own age and with similar interests • Entry and exit fees are upfront and simple Greenways offers all this and more. That’s why, in a recent survey, 98 per cent of Greenways residents said they would — and do — recommend life at Greenways to their friends. Greenways Village is at 330 FrankstonDandenong Rd, Seaford. Phone 9786 8679. www.greenwaysvillage.com.au. FB: Greenways Village.


Imagine a lift in your home REMAINING in your much-loved, double storey, family home as you grow older is easier than you think. The Residential Lift Company provides a clear solution to the physical challenges and risks of your stairs with a range of simple, compact residential lifts. Forget relocating to a retirement village or downsizing when safe and easy access between floors is within your reach. A ResiLift allows you to keep moving in the place you feel most comfortable, while eliminating stress around stair navigation due to possible mobility issues. The Residential Lift Company distributor, Erica Collins explains. “We believe it’s important people stay where they are surrounded by family, friends and familiar environs. Double-storey homes can present

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Village Baxter fete and open day COME and join in the fun at the Village Baxter Fete and Open Day on Saturday 12th October starting from 9.00am to 1pm. The whole family will enjoy the animal farm, face painting, jumping castle and CFA displays. As you walk around we have Peter Stanley & Dave Ashby (Grumpy Brothers) and Down South Big Band entertaining the crowds. Come and taste our delicious food including homemade cakes and Devonshire teas, plus there will be plenty of activities such as trash and treasure, highland dancing, pottery, arts

and crafts, second hand books and lawn bowls exhibition. There will be a program and map available on the day. Bring back those memories of days long gone with the classic car and motorcycles display, featuring a grand parade at 12pm. Village units and facilities will also be open for inspection. Village Baxter Retirement Village is located at 8 Robinsons Rd, Frankston Sth. Phone 5971 1349.

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DESIGNED by Danish footwear maestro, Professor Jorgen Keller in the 1960s, Jacoform shoes transfer the relaxing feeling of walking on a sandy beach into everyday life. Jacoform shoes have been specially designed to offer the ultimate in foot comfort, whatever your foot width or foot problem. Made of quality leather with a wider toe area, hand crafted arch support and a flexibile, robust sole they are a long lasting shoe that feels like a slipper. This unique shoe is hand crafted over 7 hours by Danish artisans who take pride in delivering quality and comfort. Initially designed to reduce toe damage for people suffering diabetes it became virtually a cult shoe based on its comfort, foot support and durability. Jacoform offers a size range from 5 to 12 in rich leather colours of black or brown lace up shoes suitable for both men and women Jacoform shoes are just one of the large range of orthotic and orthotic friendly shoes

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VICTORIA’S only water, wildlife and theme park, Gumbuya World, launches its first ever music event with an exciting, star studded line up featuring Australia’s favourite singers and songwriters for Gumbuya Sounds of Nature on Saturday 30 November 2019. Surrounded by stunning greenery, nature and thrilling rides, pop legend Daryl Braithwaite will headline the exciting outdoor live music event playing some familiar songs that everyone can sing along to. Right now, Daryl Braithwaite is showing no signs of slowing down. In 2017, Daryl entered the ARIA Hall of Fame as a solo artist. Recognised as one of the most talented rock musicians to emerge from Australia, Jon Stevens joins the line-up for Gumbuya Sounds of Nature. For lovers of great music, a concert experience with Jon Stevens is up there with the very best From his Noiseworks days and hits such as Welcome to the World, No Lies, Touch and Hot Chilli Woman – to fronting The Dead Daisies and INXS, he has made an indelible impact with his amazing vocals. Jon also has an incredible solo catalogue. His live shows are dynamic, high energy and will keep audiences on their feet Aussie chart topper, Vanessa Amorosi has earned her place as being regarded as one of Australia’s most iconic female voices. Her recent return to the Australian stage has been embraced by audiences. Her debut album, The Power (2000) demonstrated that she was a force to be reckoned with. It notched up six nominations at the ARIA Awards and saw her sing at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Audiences are in for a treat with a performance from unquestionably one of Australia’s finest live acts, Thirsty Merc. The band’s big break came in 2004 with the release of their debut, self-titled, album which included the hits, Someday Someday and In The Summertime. Reece Mastin is loved all over the countryside

and with a career kicking off in the 2000’s after winning X Factor Aust in 2011 as a 16 year old and achieving so much at such a young age including 2 Platinum #1 albums, three consecutive chart topping singles, Aria chart #1,2 and #1 singles respectively. Joining the line-up is one of Australia’s most talented musicians and undoubtedly one of the country’s best guitarist, Phil Ceberano. Phil has put together what he calls his dream band; a celebration of all things rock, groove and soul. Paying homage to great music of the late 20th century. “Gumbuya Sounds of Nature is one of many music events that we are planning to host at Gumbuya World. We couldn’t be more excited to kick things off with some of the greatest names in Australian music and we’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of live music fans from across Victoria and interstate this November,” said Ron Weinzerl, CEO of Gumbuya World. “Grab your family and friends and mark this event in your calendars! This is a music event you won’t want to miss! There’s nothing better than listening to your favourite music surrounded by nature and exciting rides at Gumbuya World. Gumbuya Sounds of Nature is truly a unique Australian music experience and a great way to celebrate the start of summer,” Mr Weinzerl said. Gumbuya Sounds of Nature is an all ages event that will take place at Gumbuya World on Saturday 30 November from 4.30pm – 10.30pm. Tickets start from $93 and can be purchased by visiting www.gumbuya.com.au/whatson/ soundsofnature. Tickets are limited, so don’t miss out! Only 50 minutes south east of Melbourne, Gumbuya World offers an epic adventure fit for the whole family with four worlds to explore; Oasis Springs, Oz Adventure, Outback Explorers and Wildlife Trail. Gumbuya World is located at 2705 Princes Highway, Tynong. For more information visit https://gumbuya.com.au

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Live Happy at St. John's Village Nestled on 15 Acres of landscaped gardens, St. John’s Retirement Village is a community of 165 units and serviced apartments located within the Somerville township, close to shopping, transport and community facilities on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. St. John’s offers all the security and comforts of home where residents enjoy a lifestyle of independence within a friendly, caring community of likeminded individuals. The Village offers wonderful facilities including a fully equipped dining room where you can enjoy a delicious two course meal any day of the week, library, community centre, craft room & gymnasium just to name a few. To compliment these fantastic facilities, we have numerous activities and groups for residents to enjoy at their

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Young artist’s dog drawing a winner Divers’ quest for the ‘dragon’ RECREATIONAL divers are being urged to join a citizen science dragon hunt. The call to join in the research is not associated with any mythical creature, but the weedy seadragon. Although the weedy seadragon is the state’s marine emblem, little is known about how many of them reside in Port Phillip. “Weedy seadragon numbers in some locations in Australia have declined, however the population in our own backyard, Port Phillip Bay, has rarely been studied and we do not know if they are suffering the same fate” Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) ReefWatch coordinator Kade Mills said. “The first step in protecting this iconic and unique species, one of only three species of seadragon on

the planet, is to determine how many there are. Ms Mills said divers were being asked to send in images of any weedy seadragons they spot “so we can get an idea of the size of the population”. The Dragon Quest citizen science project launched by the VNPA’s Reefwatch program and supported by dive operators. More than 50 divers and snorkelers have submitted more than 3000 images. University of Technology Sydney Professor of Marine Ecology David Booth, who has been studying of weedy seadragons for 15 years, says they are “unique to southern Australia and of worldwide interest, yet we know precious little about them”. Images submitted by the public are processed using pattern software

to recognise the unique markings on the side of each seadragon, like a fingerprint. This means individual weedy seadragons can be identified without the use of tags or physical interference. A seadragon named Elena M (after the diver who submitted the image) was found to have moved more than four kilometres from Portsea pier to the Sorrento ferry wharf in less than five months. “This may be the first recorded evidence of a seadragon moving this far,” Ms Mills said. “They have generally been found to stay within a couple of hundred meters of the location where they are first sighted and are very slow movers.” Details: vnpa.org.au/programs/ dragon-quest.

MARY Turner, Elisa Huang, and Paige Kelly have been named as the three winners of the Frankston Art Centre’s inaugural Grand Pawtrait Prize award. Children between four and twelve submitted portraits of their pets in a bid to win the competition. 88 pieces of art were submitted. Ms Turner won the people’s and pet’s choice award for her drawing of her nine-month-old German Shepard Mia. “I took a photo of Mia playing fetch and then drew her beautiful happy face,” she said. Michelle Turner, Mary’s mother,

said “all Mary does is draw and draw and draw. She doesn’t go anywhere without her notebook and pencil.” “This was such a fantastic competition, it was so well run and Mary really felt important, we would definitely love to be a part of this again next year,” she said. Eight-year-old Elisa Huang’s piece was a watercolour of her friend’s pet chicken, and six-year-old Page Kelly created a watercolour of her rabbit Alfalfa. All entrants’ work is displayed at the Arts Centre during school holidays.

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Peninsula premiership won by Frankston Compiled by Cameron McCullough THE grand final of the Peninsula Association was played on Saturday at Somerville, Frankston winning the premierships after a strenuous contest was manifested, and a large crowd assembled to witness the match. Mornington, who at the beginning of the season were apparently invincible, had lost a lot of their dash, and the team lacked cohesion and system. Frankston, on the contrary, had improved on every day’s play, and on Saturday were undoubtedly the superior side. Moon, Gregory, and P. Darcy were out, and, Reddick, Tevendale, and E. McComb took their places. Except for these alterations, the team was the same that met Hastings on the previous Saturday. Connell, Mornington’s captain, was out owing to injuries, and although well served by their leading men, Mornington had many players not up to standard. Their great weakness was in the forward lines, where men were seldom in their places, and to this fact must be assigned the reason for their defeat. The wind was a factor slightly favouring the tennis court goal, and Frankston has its assistance first, but were only seven points ahead at the change. Mornington did better, and at halftime had not only wiped off the deficit, but were leading by nine points. Frankston’s time came again in the third term; they added 5 goals 3 points while Mornington’s scoring remained stationary. Eight goals to four in Frankston’s

favour at the last change was a great handicap, but sensational deeds have been recorded in even one quarter’s football. Mornington made a stern fight, and reduced their opponents’ lead considerably, but the final bell found them still two goals behind. *** OUR LETTER BOX. FRANKSTON LIGHTING. To the Editor. Sir, In view of the statements appearing in recent issues on this subject may we be permitted to make some observations in reply. Why these complaints, we ask, at a time when we have been passing through the most difficult period in our company’s experience? For weeks our efforts have been taxed to the utmost to keep up a supply of lighting and our staff has been kept at constant strain to produce gas at all from the very low gas contents of the slack coal placed at our disposal by the Coal Board at considerable cost. As a matter of fact, operations were conducted at a loss during the Seamen’s dispute, notwithstanding, a gas supply was maintained, though on several occasions every pound of coal was used up before further supplies arrived. We were faced with the position of being unable to generate sufficient gas for both gas and electric services. As for town lighting, gas cooking and private lighting in many cases depended on gas, we gave this service preference in the interests of the greater number. This arrangement left an inadequate

gas supply for the gas engines which run the larger electric generator. We were consequently, reduced to the running of the small generating set throughout the evenings which ordinarily is run from a late hour to early morning. This arrangement we know gave a very inadequate service, but it was the best possible under the circumstances. Now that we are able to obtain supplies of proper gas making coal the larger plant is again supplying a satisfactory electric service. Consumers cannot expect the same advantages as in a city electric service. We have about ten miles of transmission lines carrying about as many consumers as could be supplied from half a mile of transmission line in a city street. Frequent interruption to lines result from gales of wind causing contact of trees with lines or contact of one wire with another resulting in an interruption of current; as these occur at night it is impossible to locate the trouble along dark roads until daylight when the lines can be patrolled. Frankston is one the worst of districts for electrical transmission owing to the number of trees and scrub on the line routes which grow rapidly and have constantly to be cut back. Other causes of stoppage, we could mention, have occurred, for which we are in no way responsible. Causes likely to interrupt services are being overcome and we see no reason why a satisfactory electric service cannot be assured for the future. The town of Frankston is fortunate in having both a gas and electric supply

and it is doubtful if any other town in the Commonwealth of equal size can claim this distinction. For the information of those who do not know and to remind those who may have forgotten – some years ago there was a gas company in Frankston. A dispute arose between it and the then Shire Council, and the company eventually ceased to supply gas and removed the greater part of its gas mains and some of the plant. We purchased the interests of the old concern, it being proposed to remove the plant to another town. We were, however, approached and asked to re-establish the works and were promised support by residents and the Shire Council. We eventually agreed to do so. Other mains were laid, plant added and the supply of gas started. For some years the concern did not pay. We claim that by our enterprise we have done more for the advancement of the town of Frankston than any other person or body. In the matter of public lighting and in other ways we have sought to meet the council in every way possible. Two years ago we were receiving for lighting £7 10s per month, and today it is £11 5s. The service included gas, lighting and extinguishing, mantles, chimneys etc. A lot is apparently expected from us but there has not been much by way of encouragement to us. In regard to complaints – as is often the case, those who have the most to say in the matter, have the least cause for so doing; others of our consumers

have intimated their willingness to speak on the other side. JOHN DITCHBURN, Managing Director. Frankston Gas and Electric Supply Coy, Melbourne, 25th September. *** LOCAL dairymen notify by advertisement in another column that they have increased the price of milk to 6d per quart. *** MR. A. C. Coxall, who has carried on a successful butchering business in Frankston for the last 20 years has sold out to Messrs Morris and McKenzie of Woodend. The new firm took charge on Wednesday last and their business announcement appears in another column. It is the intention of Mr Coxall and family to continue residing in Frankston for the present. *** MR A. McKinnon, who has purchased the freehold of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Frankston, has had plans prepared for extensive improvements to the existing building, including a new balcony. In exhibiting the plans to a local resident last week Mr McKinnon said he intended spending well over £1,000, on the work. He promises to be a progressive townsman and is likely to take a keen interest in the progress of the place. Mr McKinnon who is late of the Earl of Zetland Hotel, recently returned from a trip to Europe. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 4 October 1919

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Winners and losers in 2019 DIVISION ONE SEASON WRAP

By Brodie Cowburn Winners: Dromana THE Tigers came into division one full of confidence after winning promotion last year, but not even their most optimistic fans could have predicted the success to come. Dromana were impressive in 2018 and ran out deserving premiers of the second division. They made history by becoming the first side to be promoted in the new two division MPNFL format, and their performance in division one would prove to be an interesting insight into the gap between the two competitions. Dromana didn’t miss a beat and relished the opportunity to play against the best. An excellent run of results at their home ground helped prop up

their season, and they ended up heading into the finals in third position. They only finished below last year’s grand finalists Pines and Sorrento on the ladder. After knocking off reigning premiers Pines in week one, Dromana were comfortably defeated by Sorrento in week two of finals. They didn’t drop their heads though, and came back to win their grand final spot with a win over Bonbeach. The Tigers avenged their previous loss to the Sharks by claiming the win over them in the grand final. The win capped off a dream year as Dromana went back to back. Bonbeach BONBEACH had a disappointing 2018 season, missing the finals series. Under the guidance of Steve Hughes and Trent Dennis-Lane, they showed great improvement this year to prove they could hang with the

best of them The Sharks came into finals with a 50/50 record, but looked a dangerous side all throughout the finals series. They knocked off powerhouse club Frankston YCW in the first elimination final with ease, but it was the following week where they would truly impress. Faced with the task of knocking off the reigning premiers, Bonbeach smashed Pines to move onto the preliminary final. Although Dromana eventually stopped their run, the Sharks can hold their heads high after an impressive finals run. Formerly AFL listed player Trent Dennis-Lane played a big role all year and helped his side to a better result in 2019. Peter Williamson will coach the Sharks in 2020. Losers: Mornington

AFTER showing glimpses of promise in season 2018, Mornington came into the year with hopes of a decent showing. Unfortunately for them, it was not to be. The Bulldogs found themselves rooted to the bottom of the ladder for most of the year, and copped some big losses. They ended up bottom by a game and a massive percentage difference. They will play in the second division next season. Pines THE reigning premiers started the year off on the right foot, but found themselves out of form at the wrong time. A difficult run into finals saw Pines finish second by two games, but they still remained a side with the quality to beat any team if they played at their best. The Pythons couldn’t correct

course by the time finals came around, and were shockingly eliminated in straight sets. Their premiership defence fell flat with consecutive losses to Dromana and Bonbeach. Their 2020 season will be made more difficult by the losses of powerful midfielder Paul Scanlon and Tim Bongetti. Frankston YCW POWERHOUSE club Frankston YCW had a difficult time with injury and form last season, which resulted in a second week finals exit. Despite their attempts to restore themselves to their past glory, they fell short again this season when Bonbeach defeated them in the first elimination final. Next year will see some changes at the club, with 2017 premiership coach Wayne Capp set to depart.

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Stirton quits, Hine signs on again SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie DAVID Stirton has left Langwarrin while Josh Hine has agreed terms for a second season at Mornington. Stirton contacted head coach Scott Miller and club president Tanya Wallace last week to inform them of his decision. The 28-year-old was one of the more experienced NPL players on the club’s books having had stints with South Melbourne, Bentleigh Greens, Dandenong City and Port Melbourne and is regarded as one of the best set piece specialists in the competition. “It’s just about game time,” Stirton said, a reference to the number of matches last season in which he failed to make the starting line-up. “I came off the bench a number of times and scored some important goals but the next week I was back on the bench again. “I spoke to Scott about it and he said he didn’t want to change a winning team even when my goals were winning us points. “I didn’t want to be a supersub again. I think I’m better than that and I just found it really frustrating. “I wanted to finish my career at Langy but obviously that’s not going to be the case now.” Stirton has already fielded offers from other NPL clubs including one from Doveton which brought his father Iain to Australia for the 1983 season. “I’m not keen to drop below NPL2 so let’s see what comes up,” he added. Stirton and Jordan Templin tied for Langy’s Golden Boot award this year. At this stage eight of last year’s senior squad have agreed terms for next season and every senior player has met with the club and been made an offer. The ones that have signed on are Wayne Wallace, Jamie Cumming, Jaiden Madafferi, Fraser Maclaren, Brandon Jansz, Damir Stoilovic, Alex Van Heerwarden and Dylan Kilner. The club also has spoken to prospective newcomers but has yet to agree terms with any of them. Scottish midfielder Scott Lochhead has been training at Lawton Park and still could be on Langy’s radar if his visa issues are resolved. The 22-year-old has an impressive CV which includes spells with Rangers, Celtic, Dundee United and Dunfermline and he arrived in Melbourne in February to join Bentleigh Greens. It’s unclear whether John Baird will rejoin Langy after the experienced Scottish striker’s inaugural Australian

Ins and outs: David Stirton (left) has parted company with Langwarrin while Josh Hine has agreed to a second season at Dallas Brooks Park. Pictures: John Punshon

season there. Baird returned to Scotland a few weeks ago to take up a short-term deal with former club Raith Rovers currently on top of League One. On Sunday at Langwarrin’s junior NPL presentation day Taylan Unal won the Ben Caffrey award as the club’s NPL junior player of the year. Unal had a remarkable season winning the best and fairest and players’ player awards in the club’s championship winning under-15s side. He also won the league Golden Boot award with 44 goals making him the top scorer in both the East and West divisions of the competition. Meanwhile Mornington reached agreement with English import Hine last week. It was a boost for the Dallas Brooks Park club as Hine had a few NPL suitors keen to use the services of the former Salford and Boston United player. “That’s a big one for us,” Mornington gaffer Adam Jamieson said. Hine has made quite an impression in his first Australian season, winning the club’s top scorer award and finishing second in the league equivalent. The club has also agreed terms with Taylor Davidson, Kyron Kerr, Sam

Scott, Craig Smart and Andy McIntyre and when Jamieson returns from a two-week holiday he’ll be holding a series of meetings with current players and prospective targets. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers head coach Danny Verdun has decided to take a break from coaching. Verdun returned on Sunday from a brief trip to the Gold Coast with wife Cathy and let Strikers president Adrian Scialpi know of his decision. “As a club we will always be in debt to Danny who has become a friend and who leaves on very, very good terms,” Scialpi said. “We want everyone to know how much we value his professionalism which was a wonderful asset to our club and we can’t be more grateful for what he brought to us this year.” Strikers will sort out their senior and reserves coaching positions over the next week. Verdun’s assistant Neil Standish is also keen to take a step back from coaching due to family commitments but is likely to be involved in some capacity. In State 3 news both Max Boulton and Alex Whyte are firmly on Frankston Pines’ radar while senior

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coach Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor remains on the lookout for an assistant. Both Boulton and Whyte played under Taylor for Langwarrin’s under-20s in the 2018 season. Boulton played with Casey Comets last season while Whyte switched to Peninsula Strikers but they are no certainties to sign for Pines as other clubs have shown interest. In State 4 news head coach George Hughes and assistant Robert Mathieson look set to stay at Baxter. Hughes confirmed this last weekend but struck a note of caution after his baptism of fire last season. “I don’t want to go through what we went through last pre-season regarding players,” Hughes said, referring to the struggles the club had to field a senior side just to meet its FFA Cup commitments. This continued into the early part of the league campaign but Hughes and Mathieson finished off the season with a highly competitive and confident side which defeated local rival Seaford United and only lost to third-placed Sandown Lions through the only goal of the contest in the 96th minute. “If we can keep the squad together and add a couple of new players then

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I think we could do something next year,” Hughes added. Holding onto the versatile Stuart McKenzie is a priority as he has attracted the attention of a number of clubs. One newcomer could be ex-Peninsula Strikers and Frankston Pines defender Laban Stringer. The 24-year-old could be used in central defence alongside experienced defender Matt McDermott freeing club captain Izaak Barr to play as a full-back or a holding midfielder. State 4 looms as one of the more interesting leagues in 2020 with Somerville Eagles being promoted to that level of competition so derbies against Baxter and Seaford United are on the horizon. The clash with Seaford will be of special significance for Somerville goalscoring legend Dave Greening who rewrote the record books during a highly successful spell at North Seaford Reserve between 2011 and 2014. Somerville’s joint senior coaches Scott Morrison and Greening and reserves coach and senior assistant Stan Packer will hold talks this week before meeting with director of football Zach Peddersen to discuss the upcoming season. The club already has identified players that it wants to target and expects to retain “about 90 per cent of last season’s senior squad” according to Morrison. Charlie Conrath won’t be one of them as he is set to return to the UK but Morrison is keen for veteran striker Mark Pagliarulo to pull on his boots once more. “He’s more than capable and he had a brilliant year for us and could back it up easily,” Morrison said. An upgrade of Tyabb Central Reserve should get underway next month and be completed by Christmas while Barber Reserve has been allocated $200,000 to upgrade the facilities and floodlights. A $50,000 feasibility study at Barakee Drive Reserve in Somerville should begin shortly when soil testing is conducted. In State 5 news Lee Barber and assistant Thomas Raby look set to be reappointed at Aspendale Stingrays. Barber was in charge of the youngest squad in the league last season and is optimistic about his side’s prospects in 2020. “If we can add a couple of onfield leaders then we should do well,” he said.


Campbell Rawiller rides first winner HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou IT took just five rides for 18-year-old apprentice jockey, Campbell Rawiller, to ride his first career winner at Moe on Tuesday 24 September. After making his race riding debut at Jerilderie, NSW (a non-TAB meeting) on the previous Saturday, Rawiller made the most of his sole ride at Moe aboard the Cameron Templetontrained Girl On a Train. Despite not being wanted in the market and jumping at $31, Rawiller entered the race with hope and settled his mount down at the rear of the field. Utilising his lightweight, Rawiller stormed home down the outside fence to score an impressive last-to-first victory in the Rising Stars series heat. The son of multiple Group One winning jockey, Nash Rawiller, said it was a massive thrill to score his first winner from his first ride in Victoria. “When I was in front, I got very excited that’s for sure,” Campbell Rawiller said. “It was a huge rush and thrill and just all the jockeys too, they were all so good to me - everyone came up and congratulated me.” Rawiller has transitioned from riding in 35 trials to riding in races as smoothly as one could hope, with his boss, Mornington-based trainer Logan McGill, saying he’s taken it all in his stride. “He wasn’t as nervous as I was at the races,” McGill said. “I thought he’s given every horse a chance. It’s a big thing going from the trials to the races, but I thought he did a fantastic job that

first day and then to back it up with a winner on his second was fantastic. “We are absolutely rapt for him. He’s done such a good job in a short amount of time and it was just good to see him get that and get on his way.” As well as having plenty of support from his family, friends, coaches and trainers, Rawiller said making the most of his experience at the trials has helped a lot with the transition to race riding. “Obviously in trials you’re not trying to go for your position as quickly as you are in a race but I really tried to prioritise throughout my trials not just to ride the trial but I really wanted to focus on jumping and straight away putting a horse into position,” he said. “If that meant bringing them back to slot in for cover, it makes a big difference for when you get to race day and it’s not all a big surprise. It’s great to now finally be out there racing and putting it together.” Rawiller is looking forward to the coming months with plenty of nonTAB meetings fixtured in the calendar as he aims to gain further experience and work through his claim.

Young hoop: Eighteen-year-old apprentice jockey Campbell Rawiller, son of multiple Group One winning jockey Nash Rawiller, rides his first winner aboard the Cameron Templeton-trained Girl On a Train. Picture: Supplied

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