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A unique cinema experience on the beach OFFSHORE Cinema is the only beach cinema event in Australia! This season we are proudly supported by Frankston City Council’s Tourism Event Attraction Program to help bring our Waves and Wheels Film Festival to Frankston Waterfront. With an exciting line up of surf, ocean, skate and motor cross films, our family friendly event is landing at Frankston’s Waterfront Precinct for three nights only in March 2020. Featuring interactive activities, live music and a night market, there will be plenty of the movie treats like popcorn, choc-tops and lollies, plus onsite food trucks for bigger bites. Enjoy a cocktail,

craft beer or local wine at our Sunset Bar over looking the beautiful beach. Shhhh….our ‘silent’ cinema experience creates a fully immersive and sensory experience for film goers whilst ensuring the environmental impact of noise pollution and sound vibration does not affect our furry friends or local marine life. Our eight metre screen features theatre quality projection and is one of the largest inflatable outdoor movie screens in Australia (and the only screen that can float on water!). To celebrate our second year we are welcoming short films from local and upcoming filmmakers. We are inviting Mornington Peninsula and

Melbourne based filmmakers to submit their creations with a surf, ocean, skate and motocross themed film showcasing the Mornington Peninsula. Visit offshorecinema.com.au and sign up to our newsletter to find out when your film could be seen up on the big screen. The Waves and Wheels Film Festival will run for three nights only, Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March 2020. All films are suitable for all age levels. We proudly support the Disabled Surf Riders Association MP division and donate a portion of our headphone hire to this worthy cause. This year we are supported by Kite Surfing

Australia, Film VIC and ALL 4 FMX to name a few. We are committed to providing eco-friendly events with sustainability and the environment at the forefront of our concept. We connect and work with like-minded business’s to achieve this goal. Entry to the Wave and Wheels Film Festival is free; however, cinematic wireless headphones must be hired for $15 per person. Tickets sales will be open January 6th 2020, and are available from offshorecinema.com.au and visitfrankston.com, or in person from the Frankston Visitor Information Centre, 7N Pier Promenade, Frankston. Follow us on Facebook to stay in the know! @offshorecinema

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Great summer art activity in Sorrento and Flinders galleries Established over 50 years ago, Manyung Gallery Group continues to bring the best of Australia’s contemporary paintings and sculptures to the Mornington Peninsula. In the large Sorrento gallery’s exhibition spaces, visitors will see regular exhibitions with over 200 works available to view. In the two Flinders galleries one can see large outdoor and beautiful indoor sculptures in ‘Manyung Gallery Sculpture’ as well as a wide range of affordable paintings and artworks in the separate, ‘Manyung Gallery Flinders’.

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Country music festival set to rock The Briars THE inaugural Mornington Country Music Festival will be held at the Briars, Mt Martha on 7th March 2020. The MCMF is a one day music festival filled with Australia’s best country-styled musicians suitable for all ages. We have gathered some of Australia’s best and emerging country rocks artists. The day will be must for all ages to enjoy the natural amphitheatre and surrounds of the Briars on the Mornington Peninsula Victoria. The day will also include amusement rides, food trucks and beers, wines and cider from award winning local breweries. The 2019 line up will feature country music royalty Lee Kernaghan who is considered a legend in the Australian music industry and for good reason with 38 number one songs, 37 Golden Guitars and sold over two million albums to his credit. Other artists includes multiple award winning acts - Sunny Gowgirls, Hurricane Fall, Andrew Swift and Oscar Proy. One of the all-time greats of Australian country music Lee Kernaghan has a ute load of NEW tracks inspired by years spent touring the backroads of Australia. Lee states “Much of the inspiration for the songs has come from the people I’ve met and the places I’ve travelled to from Alice Springs to the Deni Ute Muster, from the mighty Pilbara region in WA to backroads QLD and everywhere in between.” The highly anticipated album Backroad Nation was produced by Grammy nominated producer and songwriter Lindsay Rimes (Kane Brown, Kylie Minogue. LoCash) Coinciding with the release of his new album, Lee has been travelling around Australia with The Backroad Nation Tour which has been selling out venues across the country since the tour started May 2019. Fans are encouraged to book tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are selling fast with Tier 1 Tickets already sold out and it is expected that all tickets to be sold out. www.morningtoncountrymusicfestival.com.au/

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Rock the Boat aboard Searoad Ferries this summer SEAROAD Ferries is hosting the perfect summer event. Rock the Boat is a unique three-hour sail around the bay with live music, a DJ, continuous canapes and a welcome drink on arrival. Sailing a bespoke route along the coast either from Queenscliff on Saturday February 15, or Sorrento on Saturday February 22, there will be a definite party feel onboard the ferries as part of the summer sunset series. The main event and band will kick off in the Searoad Ferries lounge where there is plenty of seating and room to dance, while delicious canapes are delivered to guests throughout the night. A live band will keep the tunes pumping all evening long, while guests sail beautiful Port Phil-

lip Bay watching the sun sink over the horizon. Get your dancing shoes on and bring your friends for this unique summer event. Book tickets before December 31 to receive an early bird special price of $99 per person. Purchase tickets in 2020 and the price is $129 per person. What: Rock the Boat When: Sail from Queenscliff on Saturday February 15, or Sorrento on Saturday February 22. Each event runs from 8-11pm. Tickets: Book early bird tickets before December 31 for $99 per person, regular price of $129 per person More at: https://www.searoad.com.au/Experience/ Events-Activities/Rock-The-Boat

Chief's Son Distillery AT Chief’s Son Distillery we handcraft the most beautiful single malt whisky, slowly and passionately, here on the Mornington Peninsula. Our whiskies are truly hand crafted using the very best of artisan ingredients, small batch processes, hand selected barrels and a totally manual system. After a visit you’ll be in no doubt that we embody absolute dedication to the craft, uncompromising attention to detail and the endless pursuit of perfection. The tasting room / distillery door overlooks the working distillery floor and is the perfect place to learn about some of the finest, premium single malt whiskies being made today. Whilst sampling the whiskies, we’ll share our captivatingly true story, which is a powerful insight into opportunity, family and courage. We offer one of the largest single malt whisky ranges in Australia, with our core

range comprising three unique whiskies; 900 Standard, 900 Pure Malt and 900 Sweet Peat all offered at 45%abv and 60%abv. We also have a seasonal range of specialty ‘Cask Expression’ whiskies, with the current release being our Russian Imperial Stout finish, available only at the distillery door and a few select retailers.We also offer Gift Packs (3 x 200ml bottles), Gift Boxes which includes a 700ml bottle and two etched glasses, along with other merchandise. We really look forward to welcoming you to our distillery and sharing a whisky. Our tasting room is open 7 days a week, 11am to 4pm during Summer. We’d appreciate if larger groups and tours could drop us an email or call to arrange a time. Chief's Son Distillery is at 25/50 Guelph Street, Somerville. Phone 9013 0859. www.chiefsson.com.au

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‘All Aboard’ & ‘Humanimals Return!’ are launching in 2 weeks - Get onboard with this world class cabaret! JASON Coleman could be considered a pivotal drive in show business. As a dancer, actor, choreographer, director, producer, and personality, Jason has covered more show business territory than most. With decades spent on stage in numerous stage musicals (Jason’s Musical Theatre credits include; Little Shop of Horrors, Sweet Charity, Fame, The Man from Snowy River, Hair, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Saturday Night Fever, Dancin’ Man, Dancin’ Dynamite and Hairspray.) He has successfully carved his career and life pathway doing what he always wanted to do. Jason was never destined for ordinary. His life has taken him around the world several times over in countries spanning the globe. Jason’s has worked alongside many music legends such as Tina Arena, Kylie Minogue, Samantha Jade, Olly Murs, Human Nature, Bardot, John Farnham, Vanessa Amorossi, Bee Gees, Kate Cebrano, and Megan Washington. He also performed on the same bill as Whitney Houston and Frank Sinatra. If you have thought you have seen Jason on television, you would be right, here are some of his appearance credits; Popstars, the Footy Show, the Midday Show, the TV Week LOGIE Awards, and The Kitchen Musical (Asia), So You Think You Can Dance Australia (judge from 2008 - 2010), Celebrity Apprentice,

and Australia’s Got Talent. Jason choreographed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and Glasgow. From Wellington, NZ to Doha, Qatar.... and every country in between, Jason has been there, worked there and producing some of the most amazing and the most cutting edge events on the planet. Yes that’s right, he not only choreographed both opening and closing ceremonies of our own Sydney Olympics in 2000, he then went on to choreograph the Asian Games Opening Ceremony in Doha in 2006. This task enabled him to travel to most Asian countries searching for the right mix of talent and performance. Without spoken language in most of these cultures he was able to communicate through the common language of dance, he worked with these performers to stage the most expensive show on the planet at the time. During his career, Jason also launched his own entertainment empire Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance in 2008 comprising of 7 different enterprises covering Agency & Production, Education, Record Company, Dance School, Full Time Course, Outreach, Vocal School, Acting School, Touring Company and Costume Manufacturer. Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance is cur-

rently the largest dance studio facility in the world, creating dancers, actors and singers and opportunities for their career advancement. With over 1300 performers coming through the doors of Ministry each week, it is known as the commercial and musical theatre hub for many performers. His enterprise has celebrated 10 years of creating work for dancers within Ministry of Entertainment production house and agency and invested over 20 million into the Melbourne dance industry. Jason recently has produced, choreographed and performed at White Night Melbourne, AFL Footy Show Grand Final, Alannah and Madeline Foundation, Hawthorn Football Club, Richmond Football Club, Logie Awards, KIIS Fm, Southern Cross Austereo and through his industry connections he is able to give Ministry’s Dance School and Full Timers the opportunity to perform in major events in Melbourne. Jason’s hometown Rosebud is where it all started... the youngest of three to parents Laurie and Maureen Coleman he began his career at the young age of 6. Attending classes in the Rosebud Memorial Hall under the watchful guidance of Cecchetti Ballet tutor Sandra Allen he showed promise almost immediately. Even at a very young age Jason knew he was destined to dance, and while the bullying started at the same time Jason

never gave it any energy, nor did he have any time to let it in, instead preferring to put all his energy into learning his chosen craft from Miss Sandra. Before long his mum Maureen was driving him to Melbourne to attend classes at the VCA and then the National Ballet School in St Kilda. It was already clear to him.... and now to his parents and siblings, he was going to be a dancer. To this day he has never lost that mantra of being a dancer first, with the extra titles and accolades in second place. This summer his home town of Rosebud will host his newest and most clever cabaret show ‘ALL ABOARD’ and his hilarious family cabaret ‘Humanimals Return!’ With the Opening night booked for Friday 3rd of January get ready to be delighted, surprised and entertained. Jason has once again amassed highly charged and capable talent far beyond their young years would have you believe. His acknowledgement to the new generation of performers so be prepared for colour, light and a little cheeky irreverence. With lights and sound to rival any major production and with big hair and even bigger costumes you will be astounded at what can be performed on a stage. Come along and be entertained, come along to be taken away from your day for a little while. To laugh and be a bit silly even. Nothing is off the table. This

year we are introducing the Captain’s Table - an all immersive experience like no other. ‘HUMANIMALS Return’ the best little show on earth.... yes it is! Join this wonderful colourful cast on a magical journey through the animal world. You’ll meet Lion and birdlife and fluffy dog characters as they all plead their case as the most important animal in the kingdom! ...and just as the decision is about to be announced, there is a twist you might not have seen coming. Be there to witness the most important news to hit the animal world in decades... ALL ABOARD – Opens Friday 3rd January 2020 for s short season only. Must Finish Thursday 23rd January 2020 GET YOUR TICKETS NOW www.ministryofentertainment. com.au/shows HUMANIMALS Returns – 3 shows only for LITTLE Kids and BIG Kids alike you will join the adventure looking for the most important animal in the kingdom. JANUARY 16, 18 and 19 ONLY. www.ministryofentertainment. com.au/shows Or see us at the Rosebud Plaza SATURDAY 21 December to TUESDAY 24 December for your show tickets. MAKES THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFTS EVER

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Soar above the Mornington Peninsula this summer TAKE a big breath of fresh air and let the family soar this summer at Arthurs Seat Eagle. The aerial gondola experience offers the best views of the region, the surrounding State Park, and across Port Phillip Bay to the city skyline. Gliding above and past the trees, you ride inside comfortable, all weather and fully accessible cabins. It’s an awe-inspiring journey as you ascend quietly up Arthurs Seat. At the summit enjoy a quality, casual dining experience at The Eagle Café. With amazing views from nearly every table and an expansive outdoor deck, there’s plenty of room to sit with a coffee and a snack or even a local wine or beer. In our new gift shop, you’ll find locally made and inspired gifts and for a bit of fun you can pose in our souvenir photo booth to remember your visit by. Special Arthurs Seat Eagle Activities this Summer: EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS 26 December to 26 January, open from 9am daily. Early Bird flights from 9am are the perfect way to start a peninsula day this summer. Or, if you’ve had a busy day and feel like floating into the evening, the gondolas will be soaring until 7pm Sunday to Friday and 8pm on Saturdays. SPARKLING SATURDAYS 28 December, 4, 11, 18 & 25 January From 6 – 8 pm. As afternoon turns towards dusk, the views across the bay start to glisten. A perfect time to have a pre-dinner drink and soar high above the Mornington Peninsula. Including a return flight for two in your own private gondola with sparkling wine (or beer) and a grazing platter box to enjoy on the summit deck. POP UP PICNIC PACKAGES There are many stunning locations around the Arthurs Seat Summit that provide the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a picnic. To make the experience easy we can do the work for you with

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MORNINGTON RACECOURSE SUMMER OF RACING MORNINGTON RACECOURSE BRINGS YOU A PACKED SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITY AND EVENTS TO SATISFY YOUR SUMMER FUN OUTDOORS. PREMIUM RACING RETURNS TO THE PENINSULA WITH THE FIRST SUMMER RACE DAY KICKING OFF 29 DECEMBER.

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Bypass budget ‘blowout’ blasted Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au THE state opposition has blasted a “massive cost blowout” on the construction of the Mordialloc Freeway. The nine kilometer stretch of road, which will link the Mornington Peninsula Freeway at Springvale Road in Aspendale Gardens to the Dingley Bypass in Dingley Village, was estimated to cost around $375 million.

Shadow minister for roads Gordon Rich-Phillips said the “2019-20 midyear budget update shows that costs for Labor’s projects continue to blowout, including on the Mordialloc Freeway.” “In May 2017, Labor committed $300 million to fully fund the project, before having another $75 million injected into the troubled project in the 2018/19 budget,” he said. “The mid-year budget update re-

leased yesterday shows another $148 million has had to be funnelled into the project as Labor continues to oversee massive cost blowouts in projects across Victoria.” The mid year budget update from the state government read that $148.2 million has been allocated to the road project, spread out over the next four years. “Additional funding will be provided to deliver the full scope of the

road connection and to address additional scope required as a result of the outcomes of the Environment Effects Statement process, such as additional noise attenuation requirements,” the budget read. “The new link will increase the connectivity of the arterial road network and draw through traffic away from residential areas in Aspendale Gardens and Mordialloc. This will improve the local amenity in those areas as well as

broader transport network efficiency in south-east Melbourne.” After being identified as preferred tenderer in March, McConnell Dowell-Decmil Joint Venture was officially awarded the contract to design and construct the freeway in September. They said that 75,000 motorists were predicted to use the route daily by 2031. The project is expected to be finished in late 2021.


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Shopping centre works next year MANAGEMENT at Karingal Hub have announced that they are proceeding with redevelopment works at the shopping centre in 2020. “We are officially moving ahead with our exciting redevelopment, with work to start early next year,” they announced on social media. “We’ll welcome the addition of Coles and Aldi to open alongside our much-loved Big W, Village Cinemas and a fully refurbished Woolworths, as well as plenty of new free parking.” The centre is managed by ISPT

Property, who had their application for the $62 million redevelopment approved by Frankston Council at an October 2018 meeting. “This is excellent news that our city is attracting investment on this scale which will bring jobs and visitors to our region. The community will really be able to see the benefits of having a wider retail offering, as well as even more dining options on our doorstep,” then mayor Cr Colin Hampton said in 2018. “While the shopping may bring in

the visitors, the proposed town centre will be a real asset for locals. It aims to provide a community focal point, connecting the entertainment and retail centres.”

Shopping revamp: An artist’s impression of a redeveloped Karingal Hub shopping centre. Picture: Supplied

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Koalas need plan to survive Keith Platt keith@baysidenews.com.au THE state government is being urged to protect wildlife on the Mornington Peninsula and throughout Victoria. Koalas top Mornington Peninsula Shire’s list of wildlife concerns and it wants the government to set up and finance a koala survival master plan for Victoria. The shire has asked the state’s other 78 municipalities to pressure the government to “safeguard koalas and other threatened species from extinction”. It has also called for assurances from Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister Lily D’Ambrosio that powerboats will continue to be banned on Devilbend Reservoir. Cr David Gill said the reservoir was a “key international classified biodiversity area” where conservation values had already been diminished by the introduction of trout and allowing kayaking. He said 50 wetland bird species – including blue-billed ducks, white-bellied sea eagles and migratory birds from the Northern Hemisphere – would be at risk “if the fishing lobby succeeds in making Devilbend another powerboat fishing ground”. “It is more important than ever that we show Victorians care about the protection of nature,” Victorian National Parks Association’s executive director Matt Ruchel said when members of more than 40 community groups rallied outside state parliament on Thursday 28 November. “The Nature for Life Rally is to highlight that protecting Victoria’s nature is critical for the survival of our state’s precious wildlife, but also for all Victorians and our way of life. “Victoria’s nature is in rapid decline and increasingly threatened by climate change. We are heading for strife if we don’t act more decisively now.” At its 26 November meeting council passed a motion calling for greater protection of koalas on the peninsula and around the state. It plans to hold a public meeting to discuss

the plight of koalas and will invite “all relevant politicians, groups and experts to participate”. A committee will be formed to “investigate not only the koala situation, but also other threatened flora and fauna species” on the peninsula. The shire will ask municipalities throughout the state and the Municipal Association of Victoria to take similar action “to find answers to safeguard koalas and other threatened species from extinction” and pressure government authorities “to make this issue a priority within their organisations”. Picture: Keith Platt


VCAT knocks back Cove development Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has rejected a proposal to grant a planning permit for a ten storey apartment building in Patterson Lakes. Two 10 storey developments had been planned at the Cove site in Patterson Lakes, including a 66 dwelling building for 64 Pier One Drive, and a 142 dwelling building for 54 Pier One Drive. A three storey building with 28 dwellings had also been planned for 115A McLeod Road. The VCAT decision concerned the proposal for 64 Pier One Drive. The tribunal refused permission for a car parking reduction and use of the site for a 10-storey building. At a special meeting on 14 October, Kingston Council called an investigation into the planning process at the Patterson Lakes site. They voted unanimously to approve a motion that read that “council [will] make public all information relating to the development applications in the CDZ and Endeavour Cove precinct that is possible noting many residents already have some of the information through disclosure in the VCAT proceedings” and that “officers [will] have a scoping session at a councillor information session to draft a review and enhancement of process relating to the management of such planning applications, and accountability within the organisation and that the lawyer handling the investigation be

Plans rejected: VCAT has turned down a proposal to build a ten storey tower in Patterson Lakes. Picture: Gary Sissons

invited to be involved (“Investigation called into Cove developments”, The News, 30/10/19) Kingston mayor Georgina Oxley said “council had refused planning permission in May 2019.” “This is a massive win for the Pat-

terson Lakes community who have been loud and clear that they do not support overdevelopment in their community,” she said. “Council stood by the 130 residents who objected to the plans and we are thrilled that the tribunal has ruled in

our favour.” The VCAT decision comes amid reports that a new lease has been struck to keep the Cove Hotel operating into the future. Carrum Patterson Lakes Forum founder Cameron Howe said on

social media that the pub had been “saved”. “The Cove Hotel building and its car park both faced redevelopment, however both are now preserved,” he said. “MRC have thanked objectors and say that the public pressure assisted with the deal.” Melbourne Racing Club was contacted for comment.

Opinions wanted on park future A SURVEY to help decide the future use of Braeside Park has been launched by Parks Victoria. Some of the proposed changes to the 310 hectare space include allowing dogs and group camping. Parks Victoria launched a survey to gauge community responses on 9 December. Parks Victoria area chief ranger cardinia sandbelt Darren Mitchell said “the community has told us how important Braeside Park is to them, their oasis in the suburbs. This consultation process will help Parks Victoria create a plan that ensures the park continues to provide diverse opportunities to interact with nature while preserving this park and the incredible environment that exists within it.” “We appreciate the active contribution many community groups make to the park and look forward to the opportunity to work collaboratively with the public and its vision for this important open space,” he said. A Parks Victoria press release read that they are “seeking the involvement of the community to influence the future of Braeside Park, a popular spot for walking, cycling, picnicking and nature admiring that has experienced a surge of visitation in recent years.” “This growth has necessitated the development of a precinct plan, to ensure the park remains relevant to the community for recreational and educational experiences whilst preserving its environmental and cultural values,” the press release read. “Following consultation with subject matter experts from Parks Victoria, the City of Kingston and

Park proposals: A survey will help decide future changes to the management of Braeside Park. Picture: Gary Sissons

park volunteer groups, a number of concepts have been raised which include allowing dogs within the park, allowing group camping within the park, commercial activation to im-

prove visitor experience, facilitation of larger social community events e.g. markets and festivals, walking access through Heathland Conservation Area, and the creation of a com-

munity hub within the park.” The precinct plan will be developed after the conclusion of the survey and released for community consultation in 2020.

The survey can be completed at engage.vic.gov.au/shape-futurebraeside-park, and comments can be made by emailing info@parks.vic. gov.au.

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NEWS DESK Police patrol

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Monkey bike charge AN 18-year-old man will be charged on summons after allegedly riding an unregistered monkey bike in the Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve. The crime can carry the punishment of large fines and licence disqualification for 24 months. Police have released images (below) of other unknown men who they wish to speak to in relation to illegal monkey bike riding activities. Report information confidentially to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www. crimestoppers.com.au

POLICE conducted roadside breath tests on the Nepean Highway, 14 December. Picture: Gary Sissons

IMAGES of people police wish to speak to in relation to monkey bike riding. Picture: Supplied

cent to the Peninsula Link walking track.” “After putting out both fires and heading back to base, the CFA crew observed another fire along the Peninsula Link track. “All the fires were quickly brought under control and put out by CFA teams.” Investigators are hoping to speak to any witnesses or anyone who noticed suspicious behaviour around the time of the fires. Anyone who has any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www. crimestoppersvic.com.au

Alleged hit and run

Fires investigated A SERIES of deliberately lit fires at the Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve are being investigated by police. Investigators believe that the first fire was ignited at the Frankston North nature reserve at around 3.45pm, 24 November. A police spokesperson said on 10 December that “the fire was started in the long grass in the north-west corner of the reserve, just south of Ballarto Road and alongside the Peninsula Link noise barrier.” A second blaze was ignited at around 7.30am on 7 December on an embankment of the water catchment area west of the Orchard Track. As that fire was being put out, another fire was spotted nearby. A police spokesperson said “as the CFA was extinguishing the fire, they observed another blaze about 200 metres away in scrubland adja-

A MAN is dead after an alleged hit and run in Dingley Village. Police were called to Spring Road at around 4.30am, 20 December, and were told that a man’s body had been found by a passer-by. A crime scene was established, and police believe the death to be a result of a hit and run. The major collision investigation unit attended the scene. The death takes the road toll for 2019 up to 261. Anyone who witnessed the collision, with dash cam footage or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

EMERGENCY services and SES at the scene of an alleged hit and run. Picture: Gary Sissons

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When the days are longer, there is an abundance to experience on the Mornington Peninsula. Here are our top 20 experiences to help kickstart your summer of 2020. Find your way and we’ll help make this your best summer adventure yet!

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PHILLIP ISLAND

7 days: 7am-6pm. Stony Point Rd, Crib Point | (03) 5257 4565

HEAD TO THE BEACH HIRE A BOAT AND GO FISHING OR LEARN TO SAIL

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Experience beautiful Port Phillip with Searoad Ferries. Sail to the village of Queenscliff for a great day out or travel with your car to and from the Mornington Peninsula as a shortcut around the bay.

Discover French Island – a pristine, off the grid, eco destination just a 15 minute ferry ride away – with Naturaliste small, 4WD guided tours!

QUEENSCLIFF

7 days: 7am-6pm. Sorrento Pier, Esplanade, Sorrento (03) 5257 4500

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7 days: 7am-6pm (Tour times vary daily) 10 Tankerton Rd, French Island (03) 5257 4570

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Arthurs Seat Eagle’s fully accessible aerial gondolas soar to 314 metres above sea level, with scenic views of the Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Melbourne’s skyline and beyond. 7 days. Closed Xmas Day. 795 Arthurs Seat Rd, Dromana | (03) 5987 0600

7 days. 3755 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea (03) 5984 0888

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Bayplay Adventure Tours – Sail, Kayak, Snorkel have a selection of fun aquatic experiences: Scuba diving, snorkel with sea dragons, sea kayaking, sailing, bike riding and loads more.

REPLENISH YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL A spa treatment only endota delivers. Expert therapists specialise in relaxation, remedial, deep tissue, pregnancy and hot rock massage, organic and advanced facials, hydromicrodermabrasion, facial peels, body wraps and scrubs, detox, lash lift, pedicures, waxing and spray tans. FRANKSTON

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DROP IN ON GLASS BLOWERS AS THEY CREATE BRILLIANT GLASS ART CALL INTO AN ARTIST’S STUDIO

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Frankston Bayside Shopping Centre | 12 Balmoral Walk (03) 9783 5675

GIVE YOURSELF TIME TO BREATHE

The award-winning geo-thermal mineral waters of Peninsula Hot Springs are natural places of connection for family and friends, or retreat to the spa to nourish your mind, body and soul in nature. 7 days: 7am-10pm. 140 Springs Ln, Fingal | (03) 5950 8777

Moorooduc | 475 Moorooduc Hwy (03) 5978 8760 Mornington | 30 Main St (03) 5977 1522 Red Hill | 159 Shoreham Rd (03) 5931 0044 Mon-Wed and Fri: 10am-5pm. Thu: 10am-7pm. Wknd: By appt.


RISE AND SHINE WALK ALONG THE COASTLINE

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STROLL THROUGH THE VILLAGES AND GRAB A BITE TO EAT BE CHALLENGED WITH THE 100KM BAY TRAIL

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100+ WALKING PATHS

With so many different trails to try, you could uncover some hidden gems or enjoy the paths featured on our social media.

Sample estate grown wines at Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill – the Halliday-rated Cellar Door or experience Executive Chef Adam Beckett’s relaxed approach to fine dining. Restaurant: Lunch Fri-Sun from 12pm. Dinner Mon-Sat from 6pm. 142 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill | (03) 5989 2933

TRAVEL WITH WHEELS Come and spin your wheels on kilometres of smooth sealed paths along the coastline – or if you’re a mountain biker you’ll find plenty of challenges. RIDE POINT NEPEAN NATIONAL PARK 25KM PENINSULA LINK BIKE TRAIL

Lunch Thu-Sat from 12pm. Sun from 11.30am. Dinner Thu-Sat from 6pm. (Closed Xmas Day.) 3649 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Merricks | (03) 5989 9011

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A SIP OF SUMMER Meet the new generation of brewers, cider makers and distillers up close and where they practice their craft. Whether you like a Pale Ale, Lager, Brown Ale or an IPA, you will find one to satisfy your thirst.

Mornington Peninsula Brewery is nestled in the industrial area of Mornington. Internationally awarded, they are now regarded as one of Australia’s top craft breweries.

Discover classic, sweet and dry ciders and spirits rich in botanicals. FOLLOW OUR ‘BEER, CIDER + SPIRITS TRAIL’ AND SIP YOUR WAY THROUGH THE HOMEGROWN FLAVOURS OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA.

Wed: 3-9pm. Thu-Fri: 3-11pm. Sat: 12-11pm. Sun: 12-7pm. 72 Watt Rd, Mornington (03) 5976 3663 DID YOU KNOW? MORNINGTON PENINSULA WAS VOTED MOST Take DELICIOUS the time to wander the REGION 2018

region and meet our makers

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Experience a world away from the everyday with world-class dining at Laura, Pt. Leo Estate with outstanding wine, and Australia’s premier outdoor art gallery overlooking Western Port.

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VISIT FARMGATES TO TASTE LOCAL CHEESE, CHOCOLATES AND FRESH BERRIES

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Take the time to wander the region and meet our makers. FOLLOW THE WINE FOOD FARMGATE TRAIL OFFERING THE BEST SEASONAL FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES

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RED OR WHITE? SPEND THE AFTERNOON AT A WINERY DINE IN HINTERLAND WINERIES, COASTAL RESTAURANTS OR FIND A FUNKY BAR

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VISIT A GARDEN, BUT NOT JUST ANY GARDEN, VISIT ONE THAT HAS YOU FLYING ON A ZIP LINE, SURFING IN THE TREES OR SOLVING A MAZE PUZZLE

You’ll find events of all kinds on the Mornington Peninsula.

GO TO A FARM OR GET UP CLOSE TO NATURE

SEE WHAT’S ON THIS SUMMER

TRY A U-PICK EXPERIENCE

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Police court for ‘lively’ railway passenger When witness later tried to enter the carriage, defendant blocked him, and witness pushed him into a seat provided for passengers. He was positive defendant used the language complained of. He did not say, “I have a ticket, and am entitled to travel.” Witness did not hear defendant say, “Who the — are you?” The men in the carriage were all drunk except Owen Bryant, defendant’s brother. Witness knew there were in different stages of drunkenness, but would not say if defendant and his companions were merely “military” drunk or “civilianary” drunk. (Laughter.) Re-examined: Witness had no doubt at all that defendant used the language complained of. George Booth, hatter, of Melbourne, said he was a passenger on the train in question. He saw defendant, and heard him use words complained of. The stationmaster had difficulty in forcing his way into the carriage. Cross-examined: Witness was not travelling in the same compartment as defendant. Joseph Grant, operating porter at Baxter said he saw the stationmaster, trying to enter defendant’s carriage, and he went to his assistance. When witness got to the spot defendant was in a seat, with his arm around the door. Witness assisted in removing defendant to another carriage. Cross-examined: Witness had been to Mornington that day, where he had had two drinks. He had not been visiting the hotels, and was not in a pugnacious mood.

Compiled by Cameron McCullough INSPECTOR Borsum, of the Railway Department, proceeded against Richard Bryant on a charge of using offensive words in a railway carriage at Baxter on the 13th December. Defendant, who was represented by, Mr. L L.L. Rostron, pleaded not guilty. Thomas Bowell, stationmaster at Baxter, said that, in consequence of what he was told, he went to the carriage in which defendant was, and as he opened the door several passengers walked out, saying that they had had enough of such conduct. He found four or five men in the compartment in an intoxicated state. There were several empty beer bottles scattered about the floor, and the place was like a pig-sty. Witness told defendant to sit down, but he took no notice. Defendant stood at the door, barring witness’ progress. Witness then pushed his way into the, carriage, and defendant fell into a seat, with his arm around the doorway. Defendant then used the language complained of. (The words said to have been used were written on a slip of paper and handed to the Bench.) Witness then told defendant to get out of the carriage but he refused to go. Eventually defendant was placed in a carriage in another part of the train. Cross-examined by Mr. Rostron, witness said he did not go direct to the car in which defendant was located after receiving the complaint. He entered a carriage farther down, and listened, but did not hear any objectionable language.

Inspector Borsum objected. What had the condition of witness to do with the charge? If he was as drunk as forty cats it would not affect the present charge. Mr. Rostron: Did you not “shape up” to defendant? Inspector Borsum: What if he did? Mr. Rostron: Did you “rough handle” these men? Inspector Borsum: What men? We have only one man before the court at present. Witness: I released defendant’s arm from the doorway, and assisted to drag him out of the carriage. This concluded the case for the prosecution. The defendant on oath said he was a fisherman residing at Hastings. On the date in question the railway carriage in which he was travelling was pretty full, and there was a good bit of drink on board. Defendant was sitting near the window, when the stationmaster entered the compartment and roughly pulled him out and put him into another carriage. He did not use the language complained of. lnspector Borsum : You never used language like it in your life? Defendant: Not in public. Inspector Borsum : You use it in private, then? How many drinks had you? Defendant: Four or five in town, and one in the train. There was no occasion, for the stationmaster to make a fuss. The men in the carriage were only singing a bit. There were a few empty bottles lying about. Defendant

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was not standing at the door, as alleged. He was in his seat. Owen Bryant, bargeman, Naval Base, said he was a brother of defendant. Mr. Rostron: The stationmaster says there was only one sober man in the carriage. Witness: It must have been me. (Laughter.) They were all fairly sober. Three were quite sober – defendant, Brown and myself. Witness, continuing, said he got on the train at Flinders Street, and nothing happened till they got to Baxter. At Frankston three others entered the carriage, and there was scarcely standing room. Three or four were standing. At Baxter the stationmaster came to the carriage and said, “Out of this!” Witness was the only man standing at the doorway, and he addressed the stationmaster, saying, “I’ll look after him; he is alright.” Witness then put his hand on the door in a leaning attitude, and not with the intention of blocking it. Defendant was seated all the time. Witness did not hear anyone use the words complained of. He did not believe they were used. Cross - examined: The words were not used. He had heard the witness Booth say that the expressions were used. Still, witness did not believe that Booth heard the words. This concluded the evidence. While the Bench were considering their verdict, Mr. Rolston suggested that the case be adjourned for six months, the defendant to come up for sentence if called upon. Defendant was a returned soldier,

who had served his country, and it was appropriate that, at this season of peace and good-will, clemency should be shown. The Chairman: We believe the evidence of the stationmaster, and we think that a returned man should not be guilty of such conduct. Mr. Rolston: Trouble of this sort usually occurs between Melbourne and Frankston. I would like the Bench to remember that this defendant is not one of the “flannelled brigade” responsible for so much trouble. Defendant is a worker, and a returned soldier, and it would be a pity to have the stigma of a conviction against him if justice could be met in another way. Defendant would appreciate a chance to prove worthy of the confidence of the Bench. Inspector Borsum: If that is so, he should have come to the court in a different manner, and not have tried to make out that the servants of the Railway Department were deliberate liars. The Bench called Constable Revell, of Hastings, who said he had found defendant a quiet lad during the time he had been at Hastings, and had not given the police any trouble there up to the present. Constable Revell added that he saw defendant arrive at Hastings on the night of the 13th and he was then the worse of liquor. Defendant was fined £2, with 6/costs, in default distress. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 4 January 1920

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By Craig MacKenzie STRIKER Sam Orritt and midfielder Jordan “Kaka” Avraham have agreed terms with Langwarrin. The duo had been trialling at Lawton Park and were called to a meeting with head coach Scott Miller last Tuesday to be told that they were wanted men. That triggered negotiations with Langy president Tanya Wallace but Miller was confident that there would be no hitches in the talks. He was right. “They’ve both bought in to what we’re trying to do here and they’ll both add quality to the squad,” Miller said. “They also bring an intensity to compete which is another positive.” Orritt broke his right collarbone early in Langy’s recent friendly against Melbourne Victory but he had the bone pinned last Thursday at Beleura Private Hospital in Mornington. He flew back to the UK this week and will return to Melbourne on Sunday 12 January. Another triallist, striker John Prescott, is currently holidaying in the UK and has been invited back to train with Langy upon his return in January. Miller will have a maximum of 20 players once his squad is finalised but club stalwart Dylan Kilner will be missing after being forced to step aside due to work commitments. Langy released details of its new Kappa 2020 home and away kit and its goalkeepers strip last week and also discovered that it will play four of its first five league matches at home next season. The season opener will take place at Lawton Park on Saturday 21 March when the local club hosts Manningham United Blues at 3pm. The match will be preceded by the under-20s clash at 1pm and on Sunday 22 March the under-18s of both clubs will meet at 2pm at Lawton Park. Langy then plays Northcote City (home), Moreland Zebras Juventus (home), Werribee City (away) and Moreland City (home). Meanwhile Southern United’s senior coach Melissa Maizels has added another job to her impressive list when it was announced last week that she would play for Heidelberg United next NPLW season. Maizels is technical director at

Kappa kids: Langwarrin’s new 2020 playing kit, home strip (left), away strip (middle) and goalkeeper’s top. Pictures supplied

Mount Martha and co-owns Absolute Soccer academy. Southern has been included in a new second-tier VPLW competition and plans to play home games on Friday nights but there will be instances when its fixture clashes with Heidelberg’s and when that occurs Maizels will line-up for Heidelberg while Southern’s technical director Brian Roberts takes over the senior coaching role. A journalist broke news last week of Heidelberg signing Maizels and Southern posted a comment from her on its facebook page the following day: “Heidelberg have been incredibly accommodating with this and I want to thank the Southern United community for being so supportive. “Hopefully I can spend 2020 seeing both my teams achieve success in their respective competitions.” In other news Football Victoria recently ratified the make-up of the 2020 State Leagues when promotion and relegation will again come into play after this year’s leagues restructure resulting in a third NPL tier. State 1 South-East will consist of Beaumaris, Bentleigh United Cobras, Boroondara-Carey Eagles, Casey Comets, Eltham Redbacks, Malvern City, Mazenod Victory, Mornington, Richmond, South Springvale, St Kilda, Warragul United. Caulfield United Cobras ratified their name change at their November

AGM and the club expects to see the completion of new clubrooms next year at its headquarters at Victory Park in Bentleigh. State 2 South-East will consist of Berwick City, Brandon Park, Collingwood City, Doncaster Rovers, Heatherton United, Knox City, Monbulk Rangers, Mooroolbark, North Caulfield, Old Scotch, Peninsula Strikers, Skye United. State 3 South-East will consist of Ashburton United, Bayside Argonauts, Brighton, Diamond Valley United, East Brighton United, Elwood City, Frankston Pines, Middle Park, Monash Uni, Rowville Eagles, South Yarra, Whitehorse United. State 4 South will consist of Baxter, Chelsea, Dandenong South, Dingley Stars, Endeavour United, FC Noble Hurricanes, Keysborough, Noble Park United, Sandown Lions, Seaford United, Somerville Eagles, Springvale City. State 5 South will consist of Aspendale, Bunyip District, Casey Panthers, Endeavour Hills Fire, Hampton Park United, Knox United, Mount Martha, Old Mentonians, Pakenham United, Rosebud, South East United, White Star Dandenong. Mount Martha and South East United are newcomers to the State League scene. Local club Mount Martha is based at Civic Reserve in Mornington while South East United is based at WJ

Turner Reserve, Noble Park North. In State 1 news it’s understood that talented teenager Matt Harrington has agreed to join Mornington. Seagulls boss Adam Jamieson has been keen to sign the Peninsula Strikers’ winger for some time. Jamieson was due to hold talks with midfielder Kane Bentley as we went to press and wants the former Frankston Pines and Langwarrin player to commit to a second season at Dallas Brooks Park. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers remain hopeful of retaining experienced defender Danny Black and midfielders Jonathan Guthrie and Alex Whyte while former Frankston Pines and Knox City defender Franco Vanni is rumoured to be on the Centenary Park club’s wish list. In-demand keeper Robbie Acs has been contacted by Strikers but the former Casey Comets and Langwarrin No 1 is yet to decide where he will play next season. Strikers are also believed to be interested in former Langy under-20s keeper Ben Caballero who was with Box Hill United last season. Former Mornington wingback Tommy Hawkins may return to Strikers after leaving last season to play with Dingley Stars. In State 3 news an undermanned Frankston Pines lost 4-3 to Doveton’s under-20s in a friendly at Waratah Reserve last Thursday.

Pines were down 2-1 at half-time their goal coming from CJ Hodgson who deftly curled a left-foot shot from outside the area that went in off the inside of the far post. Hodgson converted from the penalty spot early in the second half but defensive lapses allowed Doveton to add two more goals before Pines midfielder Joe O’Connor had a tap-in to make it 4-3. Pines featured striker Cole Ryan, 19, ex-Kingston City and Langwarrin who played with Casey Comets last season. Ioasa Saemo came off the bench in the second half making his return to the Pines line-up after a bad leg break in a car accident in Samoa and provides the club with the option of being used as a target up front or as a central defender. Josh Simmons also played for Pines so the family could find its allegiances split should Nick Simmons decide on a switch to Peninsula Strikers where he has been training. Former Pines defender Aidan McLure, 19, who played with Box Hill United last season is back training at Monterey Reserve but was unavailable for the Doveton hit-out. In State 4 news Seaford United tried but failed to prize defender Simon Webster from Doveton’s grasp after recently agreeing terms with his twin brother Scott, a midfielder. Former Casey Comets, Langwarrin and Mornington attacking midfielder Shane Tagliaferro from Doveton has been linked with the North Seaford Reserve outfit which is understood to be keen to also sign a central defender. In State 5 news Aspendale last week ratified its coaching appointments for 2020. Lee Barber will coach the seniors for a second season and his assistant is Thomas Raby who was goalkeeping coach last season. Tony Guedes has stepped up from under-18s coach to take the reins with the reserves and his assistant is Gregor Macnab. This is our last round-up for 2019 so to all our readers Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. We will return on Tuesday 14 January.

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Get your summer fun rolling at Sk8house ARE you scratching your head, trying to think of things to do this school holidays? Finding great value family entertainment that will keep adults & kids of all ages happy is not easy. Especially when a simple day out can end up costing the earth. That is where Sk8house, Carrum Downs, comes to the rescue! Sk8house is open ALL school holidays with great music, games &

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and sounds this beautiful market has to offer. 3. Celebrate Australia Day on the Hastings Foreshore: Kick back and enjoy this awesome FREE family fun day featuring a FREE community breakfast, FREE amusements, FREE trackless train rides and FREE face painting! There is also an official Ceremony with our Australia Day Ambassador Mrs Sabihe Mc Donald and the Tingira Navy Cadets, live music all day, delicious food plus 80+ of the very best stallholders from the Untold Events Co markets! See you on the Hastings Foreshore on January 26 from 9am to 2pm for this very special celebration proudly sponsored by the Mornington Peninsula Shire. 4. Support local at Albert & Daphne: The coolest new kid on the block, Albert & Daphne’s Interest Store of Curious Goods in the heart of Main Street Mornington, is a curated collection of unique finds. A haven for men’s and women’s beautiful clothing, accessories, one of a kind homewares, shoes, artwork and of course special gifts it’s a must visit destination this summer! For more information on the cool, creative things happening at the Untold Events Co jump online at www.untoldevents.com.au

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views from the top and a thrilling ride on the way down. For those that prefer a more leisurely pace the Canopy Walk gives an aerial perspective and an opportunity to view native flora and fauna With 85 bird species in the area, visitors might find themselves eye to eye with a sulphur-crested or yellow-tailed black cockatoo, wattlebird, galah, crimson rosella, or laughing kookaburra. The Enchanted Adventure Garden is a worldclass eco adventure park with something for every visitor whether they are strolling through themed gardens, negotiating intriguing mazes, whizzing down a zipline, exploring the canopy, tree surfing or just enjoying a great cup of coffee looking out on a beautiful vista. So come and discover your own Enchanted Adventure. The Enchanted Adventure Garden is at 55 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat. Phone 5981 8449. www.enchantedadventure.com.au

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Stars out for the 2020 Peninsula Film Festival THE Peninsula Film Festival, proudly presented by RYOBI and R U OK? returns this Summer with a star-studded judging panel. The Festival, which runs from January 31-February 2, features a ticketed launch at Rosebud Cinema on the Friday Jan 31, the popular FREE short film festival at the Village Green in Rosebud on Saturday Feb 1 and a filmmaking workshop at Rosebud Cinema on Sunday Feb 2. The FREE short film festival is the highlight of the program and runs on Saturday 1 February 2020. 20 shortlisted Australian filmmakers showcase their films in front of a panel of celebrity judges and film luminaries. Judges award monetary prizes for best short films and other categories including Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best International and the Woodleigh School Emerging Filmmaker Award. This year, the festival’s judging panel includes Lachy Hulme (Offspring, Romper Stomper TV series), Kat Stewart (Underbelly, Offspring, Five Bedrooms), Stephen Curry (Pine Gap, The Castle and Mr Black), Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan, McLeod’s Daughters), Madeleine West (Underbelly, Playing for Keeps and The Wrong Girl) and Sigrid Thornton (Seachange, The Code and Wentworth). The Festival has Rockwiz legend, Brian Nankervis as MC on the night!

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A firm fixture on the regional Victorian calendar, film fans will once again roll out their picnic rugs at the FREE short film festival in Rosebud and enjoy an evening of short films and live music performances along with great local food and wine from the gourmet food truck alley. Festival Director, Steve Bastoni said, “We are delighted to partner with Ryobi in spreading the word about R U OK? and the power of conversation through the festival. We’ve always been about connection in the community through storytelling and I can’t think of a better partnership than Ryobi and R U OK? in building connections, because you can’t always do it yourself.” A special R U OK? Category is continuing in the Festival, showcasing short films with connection as the theme, “We are delighted to collaborate with the peninsula film festival. The R U OK? Award for short films enables us to showcase the power of conversation in building meaningful connection”, said Katherine Newton, R U OK? CEO. For a detailed three-day program and to purchase tickets to the Friday feature film screening, Sunday Filmmaking Workshop or Saturday VIP tickets www.peninsulafilmfestival.com.au


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Get down to The Funky Farm this summer THE Funky Farm is a 10 acre property located on Coolart Rd, Hastings, where you can have an up close and personal experience with all kinds of Australian native animals ranging from snakes and lizards to dingoes and kangaroos. And of course the iconic koala. Other animals to view include Crikey & Fluffy the crocodiles, Bob the Tasmanian pademelon, Wade & Boo the wombats, Kevin the goanna, Genghis the cocky, Hamish the horse, Alfie the bearded dragon, Tootles

the sugar glider, Haim the Highland steer and much more. There are over 200 animals on the farm to ensure a memorable viewing experience. Mark The Funky Farm on your calendar as a must do, your family will love the experience. The Funky Farm is open by appointment and is located at 209 Coolart Rd, Hastings. Phone 1300funkyf or email thefunkyfarm@outlook.com

Family Fun at the Circuit this Xmas PHILLIP Island Grand Prix Circuit is the destination for the whole family with many hours of entertainment and enjoyment on offer and over these school holidays is the ideal time to visit. Go Karts and Tandems If you haven’t tried the exhilarating Go Karts then you need strap yourself into the state-ofthe-art Sodi Go Karts for an exhilarating session on the 750 meter replica of the circuit. Push out a series of hot laps and try to set the fastest time. Tandem Karts for the little ones. These matching tandem karts are equipped with duel controls so the kids don’t miss out and can participate in the full interactive karting experience which they haven’t been able to do before. Five Cycle the Circuit Days are back for the Holidays Organise your family and friends and get your bikes out to take in the views from the Grand Prix Circuit and the Island’s magnificent coastline that very few people get to see. Previously many family groups have taken the opportunity to ride as it’s a very safe environment for the smaller kids and great exercise as well. Those who are a bit more serious, older riders, fitness fanatics and riding clubs will find the circuit a great work out with its long straights and undulating turns. You won’t break any lap records on the 4.5-kilometre circuit however you will enjoy the safest and most picturesque location to ride your push bike on Phillip Island. So, get your bike, helmet, family and friends and head straight to the track. December 22nd 4.30pm - 7.30pm, 28th 10.00am – 1.30pm. January 2020 5th, 10.00am – 1.30pm, 8th 5.30pm to 7.30pm, 11th 10.00am - to 1.30pm, There is no need to book, tickets are available all day or just turn up 30 minutes prior to the session at the Visitors Centre to purchase your ticket with your own bike and helmet. MotoGP Motorcycle Collection at the Circuit The circuit has secured a superb private collection of 25 grand prix winning motorcycles from the famous Italian marques, Aprilia and Cagiva, with the two-wheel treasures perma-

nently installed as the star exhibit in the History of Motorsport Display at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre. In total these sleek racing machines have won 9 World Championships, 51 Grand Prix wins and 106 Podiums. Make the time these holidays to take in these magnificent pieces of racing history. Slot Cars – The Best Fun for all Ages Race your family or your mates and experience the fun on Australia’s largest four-lane GP Slot Car Track an exact replica of the circuit. Simulator Race Centre Test your skills or challenge your mates to a simulated race on the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Go flat out down Gardner Straight, through ultra-fast Doohan Corner, slide through Stoner, thread your way through Siberia and slip stream up the back straight. Watch out for the hairpin at the bottom of Lukey heights. Who will get the bragging rights? Guided Circuit Tours Follow in the footsteps of racing superstars on a daily guided circuit tour featuring a MotoGP sound simulation and access to exclusive and restricted areas such as the Control Tower, Media Centre, Pit Roof, and of course that “Hero” photo opportunity on the Winner’s Podium. Tranquil water gardens lead you through to the viewing mound capturing some of the most unique and invigorating panoramic views of the Circuit and Bass Straight. Champions’ Bar and Licenced Cafe After all the excitement, Champion’s Bar & Cafe delivers with its fresh menu with plenty of choices. Fantastic coffee and delicious scones, cakes, slices, muffins, pastries, sausage rolls and pies hit the spot Our gift shop at the Visitor Centre has a wide selection of stylish apparel, merchandise and souvenirs to choose from so you can take a memento home with you. Ph: 5952 9400 or visit: www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au

We are a family run boutique Zoo on the Mornington Peninsula We provide a two hour hands on experience with some of our Australian Native animals including Crocodiles, Wombats, and Parrots just to name a few. We do operate as bookings only so please call 1300FUNKYF or email thefunkyfarm@outlook.com. Visit our Website for more info:

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Sorrento SUNDAY 19TH JANUARY 2020 Bay Swim

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SUMMER time on the Mornington Peninsula will see the Sorrento Bay Swim being held on Sunday 19 January 2020. In its 17th year, the Swim is held to raise funds for the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club to purchase important safety equipment, such as rescue boards and inflatable rescue boats, used to patrol the back beach over summer. It also enables the provision of a Surf Awareness program to learn surf safety through the Club’s excellent junior surf program. Sorrento and its beaches are one of the major tourist destinations in Victoria and the Club provides a valuable community service with a well-patrolled beach environment for locals and visitors to Sorrento back beach. The Swim is an annual open water swim held on the Sorrento foreshore, with race distances of 600m, 2,000m and 4,000m, all finishing near The Baths restaurant jetty. The event provides a safe, well managed open water swim for both experienced and novice swimmers and is a part of the Cousins Great Victorian Swim Series.  This year sees the introduction of a 4,000m straight line tide assisted course, from Cameron’s Bight to The Baths jetty, while the 2,000m course will once again start from Sullivan Bay, and the 600m course starts and finishes near The Baths. The Tom Hafey medal is awarded to the first placed 2,000m male and female in the open category, presented by his family. Tommy was a huge supporter of the Club, and prior to his passing he supported the Swim each year, providing an inspirational speech for the swimmers – tips, coaching and encouragement – as well as presenting medals. He was a bit of a drawcard for the swimmers. After his passing, the Club introduced the Tommy Hafey medal in his honour, choosing the 2,000m open swim as his namesake race. Members of the Club are actively involved in helping out during the event, and a number of community organisations are also involved, including Sorrento SES, Rye Lions Club, Rye RSL. Courtesy buses kindly provided by Rye RSL will be available on the day to transfer entrants to the 2,000m and 4,000m start lines. Club President, Jane Wright said ‘While the Swim is the major fundraiser for our club and provides funds to support our life saving service keeping our fabulous beach and beach goers safe, it is so much more. It provides our community an opportunity to come together for a few hours each summer, from the members who volunteer their time to run the event, to the swimmers who come here year after year to compete, and the Sorrento community who support us through sponsorship and support throughout the year. It really is a fabulous opportunity to showcase the club, the town and our community.’  Your Community Bank Rosebud/Dromana/ Rye are major sponsors of the event and many local businesses and organisations also support the Swim.  Entries can be made online at www. sorrentoslsc.com/swim, and enquiries can be directed to the Event Manager, Paula Creek via email at event2020@sorrentoslsc.com.


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Rock royalty do the Traveling Wilburys IF you had tried to plan it, it never would of happened. Rated by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best group of all time, The Traveling Wilburys unexpectedly carved their way to success in the late 1980s. Superstars Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty made their mark on music history as part of The Traveling Wilburys, with timeless hits including End Of The Line, Last Night, Handle With Care, She’s My Baby and many more. Their debut album “Volume 1” won the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance although the band never performed live. Now from The Producer/Director of “The Man In Black” and “At Last The Etta James Story” comes a new style of Show. “End Of The Line” takes you through a narrative and musical journey of The Traveling Wilburys and gives an insight into the peaks and valleys of the band’s stellar yet short lived story. Performed by a who’s who of Oz Rock: Nick Barker, Brian Mannix, JR Reyne, Bernard Curry, and Scott Darlow, “End Of The Line” casts a spot light on one of the biggest super bands that was not planned and never played live. “They shared an unexpected special moment of writing and recording music for pure joy,” said Producer Simon Myers. “A special moment that led to a string of hits and two unforgettable albums”. The End Of The Line - The Music Of The Traveling Wilburys will be at Frankston Arts Centre on 9 February. Tickets via thefac.com.au

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New Year’s Eve: A safe new year for all MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire will again take a ‘No Entertainment - No Nonsense’ approach to New Year’s Eve on the southern Peninsula working in collaboration with Victoria Police to reduce negative impacts of celebrations. The approach has assisted in providing a safe destination for residents and holiday makers since its introduction more than 16 years ago. The tactic provides increased security, lighting, additional transport and services throughout the Nepean Ward towns of Rye, Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea. The aim is to make the Peninsula a safe place for people to enjoy the New Year period, and there will be: n no public entertainment n no public fireworks and n alcohol bans in public places n Rye pier and surrounding carpark closure from 4pm on 31 December. A free, one-way bus service will operate from Portsea at 10pm 31 Dec followed by Sorrento at 2am 1 Jan dropping patrons off through to Dromana. Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Sam Hearn said “Mornington Peninsula Shire is committed to ensuring New Year’s Eve is safe for everyone on the Peninsula”. “We’re working with emergency services to ensure the southern Peninsula remains family friendly on New Year’s Eve,” said Councillor Hearn. Have a Safe New Year. For more information phone 1300 850 600 or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/nye

A safe New Year for all Mornington Peninsula Shire is working with emergency services to ensure the southern peninsula remains family friendly on New Year’s Eve. The following restrictions apply over the NYE period: • • • • • • •

There will be no planned events (including fireworks) on foreshore reserves Alcohol bans apply in public places from 30 December to midnight 1 January A person must not possess or discharge fireworks; fines will apply Flares to be discharged in an emergency only Rye pier car park closed from 4pm on 31 December Rye pier closed from 6pm on 31 December Complimentary one way shuttle bus service departing from Portsea at 10pm, 31 Dec, followed by Sorrento at 2am, 1 Jan dropping patrons off only through to Dromana

For more information 1300 850 600 mornpen.vic.gov.au/nye

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All the fun of the fair coming to Mordialloc THE Mordialloc foreshore will come alive again over the Christmas period with the Mordialloc Christmas Summer Carnival on once again. This year, the carnival will open on Boxing Day and run through to 12 January 2020. The carnival has become a muchloved family event, with some families returning two to three times over the Christmas period. This year’s carnival will feature the exciting thrill ride – Extreme Thriller, which will be great for those teenagers looking for fun! Smart Amusements owner Jay Jones says we try and change one or two rides each year just to freshen things up, as we know many families come along to enjoy the carnival year after year. Also returning this year is a beautiful little Kiddie Carousel. Perfect for children to ride and also adults can enjoy the ride with their little ones. There is a range of carriages for boys and girl from trucks and cars to bunny rabbits and horses. And of course all the favourites will be there such as the Ferris Wheel, Sizzler, Tea Cups, Water Balls, Dragon Coaster and Fun Slide. One again the carnival will be running a family friendly fireworks show at 9.30pm New Year’s Eve. For more information on the Mordialloc Christmas Summer Carnival, visit www.smartamusements.com.au

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Blues festival lets the good times roll MORNINGTON Peninsula Blues Festival arrived in 2019, showcasing some of Australia’s finest rock and blues music artists in a celebration of live music and everything the fabulous Mornington Peninsula has to offer. The great news is that the event will be back in 2020, returning to Mornington Racecourse on Saturday,

February 8. With nine world-class blues bands and artists, this celebration of the blues will also feature peninsula food and wine and various craft markets, and this time children aged 12 and under will be admitted free, making it a very special family-friendly event. There will be various children’s activities such as face painting ad a

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tha resident Patrick Elliget is expecting a bumper crowd next year and has been very encouraged by the ticket sales so far ,which is not surprising given the class of the line-up of leading Australian blues artists, including musicians from Brisbane, Sydney ,Melbourne and the Peninsula. The event bus company Melbourne on the Move will again be providing

return buses to the festival from Sorrento and the Melbourne CBD with designated stops en route. For more information and tickets, go to www. melbourneonthemove.com.au. This will be a peninsula summer event you won’t want to miss. For all the details and tickets, go to www.mornpenbluesfest.com

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Get safe for summer! WITH the weather now warming up, the sound of children playing and splashing at local beaches and in backyard pools becomes commonplace. Swimming and playing in and around water is a key feature of many Australian childhoods. Whilst it’s an activity that’s full of fun, it also comes with the serious and important topic of keeping safe around water. “We are fortunate to have lots of beautiful beaches here on the Mornington Peninsula. It is vital children know how to be safer around water, and that parents and caregivers are active and involved in supervising their children,” said Tim Gledhill, CEO of Peninsula Leisure. “Swimming and water safety are important skills for children to learn and they help children develop a love of water. While most swimming lessons happen in pools, it’s important to recognise that skills learnt in a pool are not always transferrable to a beach environment, where conditions can be constantly changing,” said Tim. “It’s crucial all parents and caregivers remain vigilant and keep their eyes on their children at all times around water.” Regular swimming lessons combined with periods of more frequent swimming – including during summer holidays, or through intensive lessons or a school swimming program – help children learn to swim faster. “Basically, the more children can swim and practise their skills, the quicker they will learn and the safer they will be around water,” said Tim. To encourage families to swim and play around water in a safe and supervised area, PARC puts on themed kids club activities every

school holidays. “It’s a great way for kids to enjoy water in a fun atmosphere plus it helps them practise their swimming skills and it’s a great day out for the whole family,” said Tim. These school holidays, a Summer Luau is coming to life at PARC, with a range of fun Luau-themed kids club activities to keep the

whole family entertained. Free daily activities will include grass games such as giant connect four, wooden bowling and quoits plus Luau games like limbo, musical leis and hula hooping. Other activities each day will include face painting, balloon art, Zorb Balls, arts and crafts and a colouring competition (with a chance to win a family pass to Gumbuya World).

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The popular Splashtown inflatable obstacle course and Zorb Balls will also be available during the school holiday program, much to delight of both children and parents. “Kids love the challenge and have lots of fun on the Splashtown obstacles and with the Zorb Balls, while parents love that their children are being active and kept entertained,” said Tim. “PARC has plenty to keep the whole family entertained for hours. It is the ultimate family day out – it’s fun, it’s affordable and it’s local,” said Tim. Entry to PARC includes access to Splashtown and the Zorb Balls, both only available during holidays. Entry also includes access to the 114m Constrictor raft waterslide, the Python family raft waterslide, the award winning AquaPlay aquatic playground and main pool. The PARC Holiday Program will run 11am– 3pm weekdays from Thursday 2 January to Friday 24 January 2019. Waterslides are open 10am–6pm and the aquatic playground is open 9am–7pm. Other kids club activities will also be available throughout the holidays, full details available at parcfrankston.com.au Bookings are recommended for the Splashtown obstacle course, visit parcfrankston.com. au/funparc A PARC day pass for the whole family starts at $26.70. Individual passes start at $7.40 for children, $9.30 for adults and $7.40 for concession. PARC is located at the corner of Cranbourne Road and Olive Grove, Frankston. For more information please visit parcfrankston.com.au or call 9781 8444

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built 4WD touring vehicle to visit the French Island Vineyard, travel through National Parks, forests and visit historic sites. The French Island Vineyard is located on the water’s edge and with its maritime, cool climate and pristine environment, produces a selection of handmade wines including Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Learn how this small boutique operator works in such an off the grid, isolated environment and how this contributes to the character of the wines. You will taste five of the estate wines, relax with a charcuterie and cheese tasting plate and enjoy a lovely lunch at the vineyard. We’ll explore a little bit more of the French Island before sailing back with Western Port Ferries. More at: www.naturalistetours.com.au

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