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MORE than 50,000 people enjoyed the annual Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival at Peter Scullin Reserve over two days on the weekend of 1-2 March. The Incredible Hulk AKA Thomas, aged 8, smashed into some frites avec la sauce tomate at the festival. See page 8 for more festival pictures. Picture: Gary Sissons

MENTONE Grammar has responded to questions about a bid to rezone its Keysborough playing fields that could open the land up to residential development and earn the school tens of millions of dollars. The News revealed the elite private school made a submission to Kingston City Council planning consultants Planisphere before the firm made its final recommendations to council about the future use of Kingston’s green wedge (‘Land plan puzzle’, The News, 12/2/14). Council kept Mentone Grammar’s correspondence with Planisphere confidential. Both council and the school have refused to directly answer several questions about the school’s submission. Council initially advised The News that the school’s submission was no longer confidential but then declined to release details of the correspondence. Planisphere recommended the Keysborough playing fields remain within the green wedge, contrary to the school’s request to have the land included within the Urban Growth Boundary. The school sent a letter to “the Mentone Grammar community” last week, signed by chairman Simon Appel and principal Mal Cater, confirming the school had sought to have its land rezoned for either Residential 1 or Mixed Use development. The letter stated: “This was based upon the school’s desire for maximum flexibility for possible future uses of the land in contrast with the current zoning’s more limited uses. These extended uses potentially allow for a number of possible im-

provements to the property such as boarding facilities or classrooms for future learning needs.” However, The News understands boarding facilities and classrooms are currently able to be built on playing field land under existing allowable uses, without the need to rezone the land. Councillor Rosemary West, who opposes the possible rezoning, said Mentone Grammar could make up to $60m if the playing fields were sold off for residential development. “This rezoning was not supported by the Planisphere consultants and I can think of no reason why any councillor would support rezoning this land unless they wanted to make money for Mentone Grammar,” Cr West said. Kingston councillors who back the move told The News that the rezoning was “logical” since the land is “under-utilised” (‘School’s field of dreams’, The News, 19/2/14). Cr John Ronke said Mentone Grammar had spoken to council about selling the land in 2011 and had considered moving its playing fields to Heatherton but that “they might have changed their mind since then”. Mentone Grammar’s letter, sent to the families of students who attend the feepaying school, stated: “…the school believes it is inappropriate to engage in media dialogue about this matter at this time.” The school’s land is included in a strip of green wedge land along Springvale Rd between Heatherton Rd and Lower Dandenong Rd which has been the subject of moves by councillors in recent months to ask state planning minister Matthew Guy whether a rezoning allowing residential development is possible.




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A BOATIE sunk to new depths to retrieve a boat at Patterson River on Tuesday. The driver’s Holden Ute slipped down a rampway into the river while towing a boat out of the water. The inside of the vehicle was flooded but thankfully there were no injuries, just a red-faced driver to match the car’s colour. Several cars have plunged into the river and Mordialloc Creek over the summer months this year. Pictures: Gary Sissons

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BEING caught short of cash for parking could soon be a distant memory in Kingston thanks to a new trial payby-phone system recently rolled out at foreshore cark parks. Kingston City Council is one of the first in Australia to introduce the high-tech method for paying to park. Mayor Paul Peulich said the payby-phone method made it easier for people to park at the beach and beachgoers can receive phone text reminders when their parking time is due to end and can even extend their parking time without having to return to their vehicle. “We are pleased to be able to offer an easy payment method that removes the inconveniences of ticket machines,” he said. The Easy Park trial will run for three months to determine whether there is strong enough demand for the service. Kingston City Council said more than 20 people used the pay-by-phone parking system last weekend, with no reported problems. More than 200 councils worldwide use the system. Register once to use the system at, download the Easy Park app or call 1300 734 070. Call council on 1300 653 356 for further information.

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No place like gnome at festival

Neighbours stars swing support behind SES TWO of Australian TV’s most recognisable faces will be swinging their way around the Chelsea Public Golf Course later this month to support Chelsea SES. Neighbours veterans Stefan Dennis (Paul Robinson) and Alan Fletcher (Dr. Karl) will hit the fairways on Sunday 16 March when The Australasian Golf Club hosts the second annual Thank You Chelsea SES Golf Day. More than $3500 was raised last year for the local SES unit and a fantastic day was enjoyed by all. The event tees off at 8am with a shotgun start, meaning groups tee off from every hole around the course at the same time to start their 18-hole round. The golf fee is only $15 per player and Chelsea SES members will be manning the barbie to provide egg and bacon rolls for breakfast and snags and burgers for lunch, all available at reasonable prices. The bar will also be open for a round of cold refreshers after the golf round. The day began as a “thank you” for the work Chelsea SES volunteers did in February 2011 when the course was flooded after a major storm struck Chelsea and its surrounds. There will be two trophies up for grabs on the day, supplied by Chelsea SES, for best gross score and best net score. Call 9772 4242 to book a place.

THERE’S a fairy good chance kids will love the festive activities set to materialise at Mordialloc foreshore this month. The Rotary Club of Mordialloc is hosting the Gnome & Fairy Festival, following last year’s successful event at the Peter Scullin Reserve, next to the Mordialloc Creek, pier and beach. Club president Len Dawson said there were many events planned for the day, including live bands, a DJ, fairy dancing lessons and little munchkins dance crew. “Lots of kids from local schools have painted gnomes ahead of the festival and they will be on display on the day,” Mr Dawson said. Families are encouraged to dress up as gnomes or fairies for the festival. There will be prizes for the best dressed adult and child, and best dressed family. The Gnome and Fairy Festival will he held on Sunday 16 March at Peter Scullin Reserve, Mordialloc, 10am4pm. Entry is by gold coin donation ($2 adults, $1 children, toddlers free) with all proceeds donated to charity. The festival is supported by Kingston City Council. Magic moment: Jemima (5) gets to know Mordy the Gnome ahead of the Gnome & Fairy Festival. Picture: Gary Sissons

Crime falls but ice scourge grows Chris Brennan KINGSTON’S crime rate dropped significantly during 2013 and remains well below the state average, latest Victoria Police statistics for the 12 months to December 31 released last week reveal. But while the total number offences and crime rates per 100,000 people were well down in almost all categories of crime for Kingston, the number of drug offences detected shot up more than 18 per cent, sparking alarm among senior police. The most significant improvement in the fight against crime was recorded in the ‘crime against property category’, which fell 10.3 per cent, led by a 11.5 per cent decline in motor vehicle theft and 7.5 per cent fall in residential burglary. However, property damage

– mostly involving graffiti offences – rose 6.8 per cent. ‘Crime against the person’ – a category that includes assault, domestic violence, rape and murder – was down a more moderate 2.6 per cent, led by an impressive 28 per cent drop in the number of robberies recorded. The assault rate fell 1.7 per cent, but assault not involving family violence rose 0.8 per cent. The most common crime committed in Kingston during 2013 was theft from motor vehicle with 1111 offences recorded compared to 1159 the year before (down 11.5 per cent), while there were 1050 instances of property damage, 910 assaults, 522 residential burglaries and 247 vehicles stolen. Bucking the downward trend was a dramatic rise in drug crime, with 534 offences recorded last year compared to 450 in 2012. Across Victoria, drug offences – in-

cluding possession, traffic and manufacture – jumped 12.3 per cent, with evidence suggesting the figures reflected not only a higher rate of detection, but also growing use, particularly in the case of methamphetamines, or ice as it is better known. Deputy Commissioner Lucinda Nolan said rises in the number of drug offences in recent years had been mostly due to increased police numbers and better rates of detecting. “But the trending and analysis we’ve conducted shows there is actually an increase in the number of users,” she said.“It's now not just about detection, it’s also about an increasing problem with drug use within the community.” Ms Nolan said the use of methamphetamines had risen by such an extent that it was now challenging cannabis as the drug behind most offences. “You see the impact it has, particularly on the regional centres and rural


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‘Micky Mouse’ motions at odds with plan IT is odd to find the new and uninformed Councillor Geoff Gledhill accusing me of “delaying any real (Green Wedge) solutions” (Letters, The News, 12/2/14). I have consistently worked to advance the very real solutions identified in the Kingston Green Wedge Plan of August 2012, which sets out to preserve the Green Wedge for parkland, environmental conservation, agriculture, recreation and open space: the uses sought by the overwhelming majority of Kingston residents surveyed by the KGWP consultants. Unfortunately, Cr Gledhill and a like-minded majority of five councillors who were elected later in 2012 have adopted a range of ‘Mickey Mouse’ motions designed to give Green Wedge landholders the impression that they are being assisted in their campaign to have their land rezoned (thereby achieving windfall gains). This has led to 18 months’ delay in the plan’s implementation and left Kingston exposed to a very unpopular concrete crusher application, from which we seem to have been rescued by the Planning Minister Matthew Guy: providing Crs Gledhill, Bearsley, Ronke and Brownlees stop their deceptive obfuscation. Since Minister Guy has indicated publicly that he wishes agriculture to thrive in the Green Wedges, I doubt he will go along with the wild plans of these councillors, which are at odds with state and local planning policy and with the Kingston Green Wedge Plan. Not since the three-storey

development of Chicquita Park have I seen such blatant advancement of developer profits at the expense of community and environmental interests. Interestingly, this was orchestrated by two of the same councillors who are now propounding residential development in the Green Wedge. Cr Rosemary West, Central Ward

Questions on questions COUNCILLOR Geoff Gledhill said council should not use sacrosanct ratepayers money to contest or dispute resolutions of council such as VCAT appeals (‘No strings on political ties’, The News, 26/2/14). He has forgotten he voted against a motion in Council not to spend rate payers funds on MPs last year. Cr Gledhill also says he is not trying to stifle free speech, groups can criticise council. Any group that is consistent and transparent would have nothing to fear from funding rules. Thanks for that! The real question is, does he not like organisations which question him or his Council? What organisations should be concerned? There are many like BRIKA and AGRA. What next? Luke Taylor, Patterson Lakes

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ASPENDALE residents say they are becoming increasingly investigated and enforced issues at the site “for a number of frustrated at the dilapidated state of an automotive repairs years”. business. “Unfortunately it appears that these problems have flared Residents advised The News that Spinning Spanners in Sta- up again,” Mr Franklin said. “During the past six months, tion St, near Mordialloc College, was “filthy and a health haz- council has undertaken numerous inspections and worked ard to people and the environment”. with the owner to reduce the number of vehicles - particularly They said the garage’s forecourt was regularly filled with derelict vehicles - from the site.” derelict cars, many of of which had no licence plates and were He said some problems seemed to be ongoing. riddled with rust, while a large bin was not emptied regularly Council confirmed the business premisesand are situated in a Uni P (via Chisholm TAFE/Frankston railway station Monash and often overflowed, littering nearby streets. Residential 3 zone, and Spinning Spanners has an existing use The residents, who preferred to remain anonymous, have right for motor vehicle servicing and repairs. Email letters to the editor to team@ repeatedly made their concerns known to Kingston City The owner is allowed to keep using the site for motor or mail to Council for more than a year in the hope action will be taken cle servicing and repairs as long as the repairs business does MPNG, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915. to force the business owner to clean up the site. not end operations for a period of more than two years. Please include full name, address (via Chisholm TAFE/Frankston railway station and Monash Uni“IfPeninsula Campus) They said calls to the owner of Spinning Spanners had been A resident said: this was a house getting into such a state and contact number. Full address met with disinterest or broken promises to clean up the prem- the council would have taken action long ago. What is the and contact number will not be ises. reason for this filth to get worse by the day?” published. The owner of the business has been spotted working on cars The News tried to contact the owner of Spinning Spanners The News reserves the right to parked in nearby streets, since there is often no more space in for comment but the business numbers listed were disconedit letters for length or for legal the business forecourt for additional vehicles to be parked or nected. reasons. stored. Council CEO Paul Franklin said council officers had Neil Walker

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Rosebud Kite Festival Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March, 2014.

There’s something very special about the Rosebud Kite Festival. It’s part of a dying breed of community run events that offers a free program of quality kite-inspired entertainment and has become a quirky celebration of Aussie coastal life. With its iconic location on the Rosebud beach, festival goers will look to both the skyline and shoreline for an impressive array of beautiful kites and fun, family activities. Out for spin: Jacinta Costello (left) and Jennifer Dunn get ready to ride on a bike trail while Anne Scerri speeds past. Picture: Gary Sissons

Now in it’s eleventh year, this all ages event has grown to include a host of kids workshops, kite craft, carnival rides, food stalls, kite surfing displays, ‘come and try’ stand up paddle boarding as well as a full program of live entertainment. Gracing the stage from 11am - 5pm on Sunday will be a variety of live music acts including the synchronized breakdancing moves of teen act The Little Munchkins Dance Crew. You’re in for a treat if the breeze is up, with a team of internationally acclaimed kite flying designers flying huge inflatable Maxi kites. These giant kites are so large they take a team of people to get them in the air and some pretty strong cabling attached to a car or two to keep them anchored to the ground. The art of the Maxi kite is also in the design, where they take the shape of everything from a underwater sea creatures, to spacemen or even a giant red heart. Flying high in the sky, they never fail to impress.

Ladies riding high KINGSTON ladies are being urged to get back on their bikes as part of a program funded by the Good Living Project. Kingston City Council supports the free classes and more than 70 women in Kingston and Bayside have got the outdoors riding bug as part of the program managed by cycling company Ladies Back On Your Bike. Ladies Back On Your Bike coordinator Jacinta Costello said the cycling trips on guided trails are an ideal way to get or keep fit and cater to all levels of cycling ability. “Cyclists are assessed in a relaxed environment and placed into three separate groups – ‘bells’,

‘saddles’ and ‘spokes’ – depending on their cycling standard and comfort zone,” Ms Costello said. “There’s a group for everyone and it ensures no-one is intimidated or feels bored.” The Good Living Project aims to encourage people to maintain a healthy lifestyle and help those with pre-existing conditions including high blood pressure or weight issues to get back on track. Ladies Back On Your Bike classes will be held at Bonbeach, Clarinda and Hampton East in March and April. Contact Jacinta Costello on 0417 311 708 or visit au for further information.

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Walker’s been going coastal for 40 years By Mike Hast GRAHAM Patterson’s ambition to walk the entire coastline of Victoria including Port Phillip had an inauspicious start. In the early 1970s he decided to walk from Port Fairy to Portland but partway along the route ended up struggling out to the road and hitch-hiking into Portland to catch the train back to Melbourne. “It was only about two inches on the map and looked easy,” he said. “But I was under-prepared, young and not very smart: I carried too much in my backpack but not enough water and had to give up.” Some time later, the avid bushwalker decided to walk the whole Victorian coast but has never again been unprepared. During the walks he began to wonder about what he was seeing. What are these animals and plants? How was the rock layer in that cliff formed? What was this place like 150 years ago? Mr Patterson’s inquiring mind and his adventures on the coast over all those years have led to him self-publishing a book, Coastal guide to nature and history – Port Phillip Bay, the first in what he hopes will be a series covering all of the state’s coast with Western Port likely to be his next book. He started walking sections of Port Phillip’s coast about 15 years ago and has covered all 260 kilometres. The guide is divided into four sections: Point Lonsdale to Geelong, Avalon to Williamstown, Port Melbourne to Frankston, and Mt Eliza to Point Nepean. It contains general walking and safety advice, Aboriginal and European

history, coastal animals and plants, landforms, and management. Mr Patterson, who started walking the coast in his mid-20s and is now in his mid-50s, spent hours researching in libraries, historical societies and talking with experts. He also returned to places previously walked after having the book idea to take photos and has included historic images. “There are fascinating stories of human enterprise such as Wilbraham Liardet’s original tourism business at Port Melbourne, coastal industries such as the cement factory at Fossil Beach near Mornington in the 1860s, and a depot at Altona for exporting explosives,” he said. The book covers the creation of Port Phillip and its repeated filling and emptying over millions of years, and the fiery formation of the volcanic western shore. “Some parts of the coast are not easy to reach, and maps and advice will help people find them.” Mr Patterson told The News he had walked about three-quarters of the state’s coast. “I’ve walked every kilometre between South Australia and Wilsons Promontory, and some stretches further east. Well, almost – I paddled a kayak past some mangrove shores, and I missed a few places where access to the coast is forbidden. I think I’ll need another lifetime to tick off the rest of the shoreline.” n Coastal guide to nature and history – Port Phillip Bay by Graham Patterson, 172 pages, paperback, $30 post-free from

Coast with the most: Avid bushwalker Graham Patterson has walked Victoria’s coastline between South Australia and Wilsons Promontory, and written the first in a series of books about his journeys. Picture: Gary Sissons

Pavilion named after councillor SPORTS clubs will be able to use a new pavilion opened recently at Edithvale Recreation Reserve. The HD (Bert) Thomas pavilion replaced three former pavilions at the reserve and cost $3.8m to complete over 12 months, including landscaping and improved car parking facilities. Herbert David (Bert) Thomas, OBE worked for the Victorian Railways and was assistant station master at Chelsea and station master at both Aspendale and Edithvale. He was a North Ward representative from 1941 until 1946. Many North Ward residents believed council was neglecting their needs and there were calls for the Ward to join the Mordialloc municipality. Mr Thomas believed, as the standing councillor, he had to argue against this move. He was ousted from council as a result. He returned to the Chelsea Council as a representative for the Centre Ward, and remained in place until 1978, except for a brief period between 1949 and 1951. He served 34 years in total as a councillor. He was elected as mayor three times in 1947, 1957 and 1968. A colleague described him as a person with a good sense of humour: “He could be involved in a ding dong argument one moment and smiling the next. There was never any animosity. He was a well-respected councillor. Something that not all can claim.” He died in Sydney on 8 July 1980, aged 77, while visiting a son.

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Export focus: Carrum MP Donna Bauer, left, with Décor Engineering owners Tim and Natalie Dash, and state Minister for Manufacturing David Hodgett.

Cash for high-tech firm CARRUM Downs precision engineering company Décor Engineering has been awarded a $210,000 technology grant to help finance the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment to boost its global competitiveness. Minister for Manufacturing David Hodgett, who last week visited the Décor factory with Carrum MP Donna Bauer, said the company had more than 45 years of experience in high-tech manufacturing and was a well-deserved recipient of the lucrative Investing in Manufacturing Technology grant. Décor specialises in high-quality finishes for the automotive, aeronautical, marine, aerospace and electronic component industries. It will use the grant to purchase and install an environmentally friendly chrome replacement finishing process that will use fully automated

physical vapour deposition technology to create higher quality finished components for various industry sectors. Ms Bauer said Decor had already invested more than $1 million in research and new equipment to deliver more environmentally friendly finishes to reinforce its market position. “Importantly, the project will increase exports by $3.5 million, create 19 new jobs and 15 transitioned jobs,” Ms Bauer said. “That’s great news for the company, great news for the people of Carrum Downs and great news for the Victorian economy.” Décor Engineering is one of several companies being supported by the fourth round of IMT, a program designed to increase global competitiveness by stimulating investment in new technology.

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I am proud to have been the Principal of Patterson River Secondary College for the last 13 years. In this time I have seen the school develop into a vibrant learning community well respected in the local area for offering quality programs and for achieving excellent academic results. The College motto of “Striving for Excellence” fosters commitment to excellence and high expectations in all that we do. We pride ourselves on providing a safe, challenging and stimulating environment for all of our students. A challenging blend of academic, cultural and sporting activities equips students with the essential skills and the breadth of outlook they will need to become successful citizens in a rapidly changing world. Our emphasis in the junior school is on consolidating the basic skills while encouraging the young learner to explore, question and develop a range of thinking strategies. A select entry EXCEL class is available at Year 7 and continues through to Year 8 and 9 which provides extension and enrichment for the more able students. At Year 9 the students take part in the “Learning for Life” program which has won many awards including the Victorian Science and Mathematics Excellence award. Senior school offers a wide subject selection and caters to students studying VCE, VCAL and VET. Last year our Year 12 students achieved 17, 40 + study scores, more than double each of our neighbouring schools. We warmly invite you to learn more about Patterson River Secondary College. Please call for a tour.

Maree Vinocuroff PRINCIPAL

Patterson River Secondary College

Eel Race Road, Seaford VIC 3197 Phone: Fax: Web:

MEET THE PRINCIPAL Principal: Julie Braakhuis

Seaford Park Primary School is ‘our hidden treasure’ with a strong community tradition where each member of our staff ‘knows your child’. At Seaford Park Primary School our purpose is to encourage and develop total growth of each child as they strive to achieve their full potential. We encourage positive attitudes to learning and respect for others through a supportive, safe and dynamic learning environment. Seaford Park has the delightful feel of a rural school whilst offering excellent educational experiences to match any of our large neighbouring schools. A strong emphasis is placed on literacy and numeracy and a wide range of programs is on offer: an up-to-date computer program and facilities, specialist science program for Prep to Year 6, whole school specialist art, music, and physical education programs and junior library. Our school choir performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre and the recent recording of the “hidden treasures” music CD highlights our choir and student composed songs, accompanied by the ukulele, recorder and percussion instruments. Other activities include Bike Education, gardening, Better Buddies, and camping.

You can find more about Seaford Park ‘Your Community School’ on our website Your Community School

The individual care we provide students extends to our staff, parents and wider community. Everyone in the Seaford Park community is important and contributions to our students’ education are valued. We have a professional, highly motivated and caring staff, supported by an active parent community who work cooperatively to support and promote student learning.

141 East Road, Seaford 3198 Vic Ph: (03) 9786 5197

03 8770 6700 03 9786 9810

It is a pleasure to have been the Principal of Mordialloc College, a vibrant learning community, since 2010. We provide quality education with high expectations and multiple pathways for students to achieve success. We have a dedicated and skilled teaching team and the academic progress and wellbeing of every student is of the utmost importance. The size of the College and the emphasis on developing and maintaining positive relationships means that your child is known as an individual. Our school community lives by the values of Personal Best, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility. We are seeing the benefits of the College’s emphasis on high expectations and are so proud of our school and the results achieved over the past three years. We are above the state average for value adding in NAPLAN, we are well above the state average on the student attitudes to school survey, our VCE results have improved to now be equal to or better than the other co-educational public schools in the City of Kingston and surrounding areas and all Year 12 students applying for a tertiary placement have been successful, with the majority getting their first preference. A truly outstanding result! I warmly invite you to visit the school, meet me and see the difference.

Michelle Roberts PRINCIPAL

Mordialloc College 1 Station Street Mordialloc Phone: Web: Email:

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By Gary Sissons

Animal carers need helping hand IN the past year, about 1000 sick, injured or orphaned native animals and birds have found themselves being cared for in Frankston. Sometimes far from their bushland homes, the creatures are fed and housed before being released back into the wild. However, Animalia Wildlife Shelter, run by Michelle Thomas and her family, is also in need of some aid. It is expensive to run the shelter, which operates with the help of 40 volunteers. “Many of the injured wildlife are babies needing to be hand-reared when their mothers are killed by natural disasters, motorists and electrocution,” Animalia’s media liaison officer Judie Gade said. “During fire season, the animal numbers increase and the injuries worsen. “Orphaned, heat-exhausted, dehydrated or burns victims find a team of dedicated, highly trained volunteer carers at Animalia. Often animals require long-term care before release.” The shelter’s “catchment” area for sick or injured animals stretches from Brighton to Portsea. Ms Gade said the cost of running Animalia 24 hours a day was met by fundraising, public donations and membership. “However, more animals come in than what can be supported, financially from what we receive.” Animals cared for include wombats, wallabies, koalas, sugar gliders,

Lifeline: Wildlife carer Michelle Thomas with a young sugar glider that weighed 11 grams when it arrived at Animalia Wildlife Shelter. “Shawn” is due to be released in about a month. Picture: Gary Sissons

pelicans, flying foxes and penguins. “These are our nation’s animals yet Animalia, like many shelters, has to fundraise to rehabilitate wildlife,” Ms Gade said. The efforts of Ms Thomas, a wildlife carer for more than 20 years, have been recognised with Rotary International making her a Paul Harris Fellow in 2009, a Frankston Council Innovation in Volunteering program award and induction into the Village

Cinema Karingal’s Starzone Walk of Fame. During the Black Saturday bushfires, Ms Thomas coordinated animal rescue efforts between Taggerty and Marysville, resulting in the most wildlife ever recovered from one area in Victoria. “Members of the Thomas family often use their own money to buy what is needed to give animals a second chance at life,” Ms Gade said.

“Operating a shelter as big as Animalia entails buying expensive formula, supplements, protein powder and medical equipment. These are not donated and need to be bought. “Utility bills such as water and electricity are enormous. Heat pads, warming boxes, laundry and refrigeration for feed boosts bills. Feeding animals requires fuel, buying of fruit and other feed such as insects.”

To support Animalia’s fundraising efforts, a two-course dinner will be held 6-9pm at St Luke’s Church, Frankston, for $30 a person with tables of 10 available. Jazz pianist Thomas Prowse will entertain, and vegan or vegetarian diets can be catered for with two weeks’ notice. Bookings: Jess Gilmour, 0438 771 539 or www. Call Animalia on 0435 822 699. Keith Platt









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Bandicoot corridor plan axed By Mike Hast THE state government has removed habitat corridors from its plans to protect the iconic southern brown bandicoot in the southeast. Conservationists were told about the backflip two weeks ago at a meeting with Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) officers. It is understood a proposal to create two habitat corridors, or biolinks, centred on the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne has been dumped from the final version of the Sub-Regional Species Strategy for the Southern Brown Bandicoot, issued as a draft for public comment in late 2011. One biolink was meant to run from the botanic gardens south to Western Port’s Quail Island, where there is a viable population of more than 1000 bandicoots after fox and cat removal in recent years. The second was to connect the botanic gardens with Koo Wee Rup swamp and surrounds, where “tens of thousands of bandicoots live near drains, waterways, railway line reserves and on private properties”, according to wildlife expert Mal Legg. The government’s move has disappointed the Southern Brown Bandicoot Regional Recovery Group and other conservationists in the region, and led to speculation that housing estate developers have put pressure on the government. It also inspired the creation last week of an online petition addressed to federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, who receives an email from every person who signs.

The petition, which had 400 signatures late last week, was created by Friends of the Southern Brown Bandicoot member Sarah Maclagan, an environmental sciences PhD student at Deakin University. Ms Maclagan has been studying the region’s bandicoots for several years and is co-chair of the bandicoot recovery group along with veteran scientist David Nicholls. The petition – “Don’t strand the bandicoot; put the corridors back!” – states that the recent expansion of Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) “threatens to surround the crucial southern brown bandicoot population at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Cranbourne and cut connectivity with other populations nearby”. Ms Maclagan said the government’s strategy was meant to protect sustainable bandicoot populations “within and adjacent to growth areas, with connectivity between populations” as well as “protect and enhance all populations, including at Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne”. “We’re very disappointed corridors have been removed from the final document,” she told The Times. “Without corridors, connectivity between bandicoot sub-populations will be severed by an impenetrable barrier of urban development. “The chance of local extinctions of this endangered native mammal become much higher.” She said the petition to Mr Hunt was “our one and only opportunity to provide corridors. Once development has occurred, there will be no going back”.

Under pressure: A southern brown bandicoot captured by a night camera at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne. State government plans to dump habitat corridors in the southeast will isolate bandicoot sub-populations, scientists say. Picture: Mal Legg

State government plans to expand the UGB triggered the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, Ms Maclagan said. “Mr Hunt has to sign off on the state government changes and that’s why we are asking him to force the government to reinstate habitat corridors”, including those planned for the Botanic Ridge subdivision near the Cranbourne botanic gardens. Ms Maclagan said DEPI officers questioned the use of biolinks “but we have evidence they do work”.

It was disappointing DEPI was focused on so-called “managed translocations” – capturing animals and moving them to other locations, she said. “For example, the translocation of the threatened eastern barred bandicoot to French Island was a total failure,” she said. “All that bandicoots need to survive and thrive is viable habitat protected from dogs, foxes and other predators.” She said bandicoot were prolific breeders. “The young spend just 12 days gestating and are self-sufficient

after two months. Females have between two and five babies in each litter.” Ms Maclagan questioned the state government’s habitat protection fee. “The 2011 document stated developers would be charged $6000 to $8000 per hectare to fund the bandicoot protection strategy. This has been reduced to just over $4000 for a hectare that is worth more than $800,000 to developers; that’s half of one per cent.” n  The bandicoot petition for Greg Hunt is at:

Time to fence Pines Reserve says scientist

Action needed: Hans Brunner says it’s time to erect predator-proof fences in Pines Reserve.

By Mike Hast FRANKSTON forensic zoologist Hans Brunner says the state government dumping plans for habitat corridors for the southern brown bandicoot means predator-proof fences should be built around Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve in Frankston North. The fences were part of Linking Melbourne Authority gaining state government permission for Peninsula Link to bisect the reserve. They were removed from freeway plans by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (now Department of Environment and Primary Industries or DEPI) in 2012. Mr Brunner has consistently said that as long as dog walking was per-

mitted in the reserve and predatorproof fences were not erected “all is lost for the bandicoots”. In 2012, DSE/DEPI said no evidence of bandicoots in the reserve had been seen since summer 2009-10 but Mr Brunner said two bandicoots were spotted late last year. “The bandicoots are now entirely dependent on intense fox control, which I believe is extremely difficult in the presence of pet and farm dogs, where poisoning cannot be used,” he said. “Where traps have to be set to avoid dogs, they will also avoid foxes.” Mr Brunner said the government’s consultant had recommended a network of corridors in the 2011 draft that was “clearly open for harsh criticism

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and demanded a proper review” but “scrapping corridors all together has gone too far”. “This scenario has rekindled the now more desperate need for a predator-proof fence around Pines Reserve where bandicoots can be properly protected as they are at the botanical gardens at Cranbourne,” he said. Mr Brunner said the Peninsula Link builder had spent $20 million on revegetation and underpasses in Pines Reserve – four culverts and a twospan bridge – specifically designed for bandicoots. Two drainage structures were also designed to allow crossing by wildlife. “Southern Way allocated $1.6 million to erect and maintain fences in

Pines Reserve to protect bandicoots and other native animals,” he said. “The irony is the state government agency Parks Victoria wants that money for the protection of bandicoots in the very area where they abandoned the corridors in order to make room for urban development. “To make the bandicoots absolutely secure must be the ultimate priority. The former DSE allowed eastern barred bandicoot numbers drop to only 40 animals before panic set in. Extinction was so close. “Now they are gambling with the southern brown bandicoot.” ‘Bandicoot corridor plan axed’, Page 20.

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Amazing features will impress THIS spectacular beachside home literally has it all, with one of the most comprehensive list of features you will find in any property. The striking sandstone facade has a rich, earthy tone that will generate plenty of excitement, while inside, the quality on display and the superb appointments will take your breath away. Sydney blue gum timber features throughout the living areas, with stylish downlights twinkling in the gleaming finish. A glamorous kitchen has a full compliment of appliances, including zip taps for instant boiling water and a five-burner gas oven. The adjoining dining area has a great outlook to one of three Merbau timber entertaining decks. The main bedroom has a lovely ensuite with his and hers vanities, and a walk-in wardrobe, while four more bedrooms share a main bathroom that features floor-to-ceiling porcelain tiles and rain-forest shower heads for the ultimate indulgence. There’s also a powder room for guests. The 936-square metre block has been expertly landscaped with a lush lawn area embraced by entertaining zones, and is kept nice and green by an timer-controlled irrigation system. An exposed aggregate driveway leads up to a double garage, with plenty of extra off-street parking in front. Complementing this perfect lifestyle home is the perfect lifestyle surroundings. From the upper balconies you can gaze in wonder at marvellous sunsets and listen to the crashing waves at Snatchers beach, less than 400 metres away. And for the ultimate peace of mind, there is still 30 months remaining on the builder’s warranty.

Address: Auction: Agency: Agent:

376 Dundas Street, RYE $949,000–$989,000 John Kennedy Real Estate, 2327 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 8800 Leah Pancic, 0421 700 749


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The house of tudor

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NESTLED in a quiet court, just a short walk to the beach and shops, this well-presented brick-veneer home will be a great starter or investment property for those that are keen to try their hand at renovating with a minor makeover. There are two large bedrooms that share the one bathroom which features a spa bath and a galley-style kitchen with upright electric stove. There is a breakfast counter and servery arch through to the adjoining meals area and around the corner is the living space. Outside is a tidy undercover area that affords you more room to spread out, and the private, well-fenced backyard will be great for small pets.

WITH all the convenience of bayside living at hand, this excellent four-bedroom home is one families will love. Set on a 620 square metre block, with a good backyard for pets and children, the home has a combined dining and lounge room towards the front of the home, and adjoining the kitchen is a family area. Branching off from here are three bedrooms with built-in robes that share the second bathroom. The larger main bedroom has a walkin robe and an ensuite. A paved driveways leads past the home: first to a single carport, then down to a single garage at the rear of the block. Other outbuildings include a garden shed.

15 Tudor Court, EDITHVALE Price: $390,000 - $430,000 Agency: OBrien Real Estate, 463 Nepean Highway, Chelsea, 9772 7007 Agent: Nikki Larionoff, 0410 400 073

8 Mary Avenue, EDITHVALE Auction: This Saturday at 11.30am Agency: Eview Real Estate Partners, 436 Nepean Highway, Chelsea, 8773 1888 Agent: Noel Susay, 0450 069 506

Bonbeach 3/26 Bondi Rd Stylish seaside living Barely 400m from the beach and less to the station, discover the perfect low-maintenance bayside lifestyle with this modern town residence offering open plan living, high ceilings and a sheltered alfresco zone that traps the northern sun. Cleverly designed with three bedrooms including a master ensuite and quality Franke stainless steel kitchen appliances, this is the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of a larger home minus the stress of losing your weekends to endless maintenance. Walk the beach each morning, stroll down for breakfast and catch the train to work, this is fabulous opportunity to live the bayside lifestyle. Includes polished parquetry-style timber flooring, ducted heating, split-system air conditioning, a European laundry, landscaped entry, alarm system, intercom, remote double garage and no active body corporate. Page 2

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Auction: Saturday 15th March at 12:30pm Inspect:

As advertised or by appointment


401 Nepean Highway Chelsea

9772 4888

Contact: Nelson Machuca 0424 163 939

Kate Johnson 0438 878 058

CARRUM 1 Emma Street



This double storey weatherboard home greets you with high ceilings and a formal entrance. A formal lounge room is zoned to the front and offers a gas log fire place. The modern kitchen is the hub of the home and offers stone benchtops and an urban edge with stainless steel appliances and glass splash backs to complete the look. This open plan space also includes room for dining and living. Upstairs, a large multi purpose room is perfect for families with teenage children. A built in study area and ample storage cupboards. With 4 bedrooms in total, the master includes a his & hers WIR, and renovated FENS. A double BR upstairs also has an En-suite, this would suit visiting guests or a teenage daughter. The family bathroom is divine and offers an air of luxury. The undercover deck and paved area give options for alfresco dining. A large garden shed is perfect for storage and a single carport accommodates the family car. Call today to be the next proud owner.

463 Nepean Highway CHELSEA phone e:




Saturday 22nd March at 1pm


Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm


Tanja Neven-Jones 0408 664 429

9772 7077

RENTALS CHELSEA 67 Blantyre Avenue

CHELSEA 2/475 Nepean Highway

FRANKSTON NTH 43 Aleppo Crescent







Spacious living/dining n Split system air conditioning n Laundry, dishwasher, shed





Quality home - approx. 27 squares n 3 bedrooms, 3 En-suites plus powder room n Many extras inc DLUG, dishwasher, A/C





Neat & tidy family home n Spacious kitchen with gas cooking n Close to schools & shops




Family home with walk in robe and en-suite n Open plan kitchen, separate lounge and dining n Ducted heating & double car port





Inspect By Appointment Contact Jess McArthur 0423 680 471

Inspect By Appointment Contact Jess McArthur 0423 680 471

Inspect By Appointment Contact Jess McArthur 0423 680 471

Inspect By Appointment Contact Jess McArthur 0423 680 471



BONBEACH 15/533 - 535 Nepean Highway BONBEACH 2 Irish Court


LE 2





Low maintenance modern apartment with secure parking n Brand new carpets and floorboards throughout n Funky fresh café





Quiet court location n Low maintenance n Neat & tidy 3 bedroom home





Modern residence with gym, spa & pool n Ground floor apartment with courtyard n Stone bench tops and stainless steel appliances




Close to the beach and station n Open plan living & ducted heating n Private courtyard & double garage





Inspect By Appointment Contact Jess McArthur 0423 680 471

Inspect By Appointment Contact Jess McArthur 0423 680 471

Inspect By Appointment Contact Jess McArthur 0423 680 471

Inspect By Appointment Contact Jess McArthur 0423 680 471

463 Nepean Highway CHELSEA phone e:

9772 7077


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Regain Control with Eview Property Management, Chelsea. If you are not 100% happy with your current leasing agent, call our Rental Department Manager Jodie on 0468 968 382 or email: to make the switch to eview today. All you have to do is say yes, and we will do the rest!!


$0 transfer fee.

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‘Your property. Our responsibility.’ Jodie Harwood

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Chelsea Office I 436 Nepean Hwy, Chelsea I 8773 1888


auction: saturday 8th march @ 11.30am


8 Mary Avenue Ready To Move In Lovely four bedroom home nestled in a prime area with the convenience of living in a bayside suburb this home is ready to move into and enjoy. Families will love the spacious backyard as this home is situated on a 620m2(approx.) block and has all the facilities including public transport, schools, park lands, golf courses and shops at its convenience. n 2 living areas n Four bedrooms n 2 Bathrooms n Built in robes n Ducted heating n Single lock up garage n Undercover outdoor area路 n Walking distance to Edithvale Primary School and Edithvale Beach




price guide: $580,000 plus

Rod Gatt 0450 655 597

open to view saturday from 11.00am


Noel Susay 0450 069 506

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auction: saturday 29th march at 11:00am


42 James Avenue Character weather board charmer Beautifully set in one of Aspendale’s most prized pockets this weather board charmer is your forever home. Within walking distance to both St Louis de Montfort and Aspendale Primary Schools, this fantastic double storey family weather board home will surely delight. With a great floor plan (encouraging family living) you’ll find the north facing lounge and dining look out onto the beautiful front garden and quiet family friendly Street. The kitchen is complemented by the garden bay window. Down the hall way you’ll find two great bedrooms and a family bathroom. At the rear of the house the fourth bedroom/third living area looks out onto the massive back yard (equipped with cubby house, chicken coop and fruit trees). On the upper level there is a master bedroom with walk in robe and en suite, complemented with retreat/ rumpus and balcony with quaint outlooks. Impressive family credentials include: Brilliant, prized location, Existing three/four bedroom home, Two/Three Living Areas, Two bathrooms, Large 609m2 of land (approx.), Re Stumped, Polished Floor Boards, Roof Re Pointed and Sealed, Heating & Cooling, Ample car/boat/caravan accommodation and single car garage & Aspendale’s prized beach approximately a 5 minute walk. It is not very often that you have an opportunity to buy a character home that has the beach at one end of the street and park lands at the other. An inspection is a must!




price guide: $650,000 plus open to view Saturday 11-11.30am

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Noel Susay 0450 069 506


auction: saturday 29th march at 2:30pm


11 Berry Avenue Light, Bright and Full of Character Instantly inviting, this freestanding, Art Deco, solid clinker brick home retains all the allure of the era enhanced by modern conveniences and immense lifestyle appeal. Introduced by pretty gardens, the welcoming interiors include three double bedrooms, double French doors from the great dining area opening to the garden, modernised Kitchen and tiled Bathroom. A lovely landscaped rear garden features an elevated undercover area, ideal for entertaining. Also featuring polished floors, Asko dishwasher, ducted heating, outdoor sensor lighting and powered carport with remote door. A brilliant location, within walking distance of the train station, beach, cafes and restaurants. Situated on an elevated block of 481m2 (approx.), this home has easy access to Edithvale beach with pedestrian crossings over both the train line and Nepean Hwy making it a straight line walk to the beach in under 400 metres!




open to view saturday 2.00-2.30pm

Noel Susay 0450 069 506


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FRANKSTON 1/47 Lardner Road



Spacious, renovated and in the zone. This 3 bedroom brick-veneer home on a subdivided block has the potential to be converted into a 5 bedroom home and is within easy walking distance to Monash University, Frankston High School and the hospital. Features include modern kitchen, FES to master bedroom, formal living room, games/rumpus room, 3 x WC, hardwood floorboards, terracotta roof, private outdoor entertaining and much more. Many possibilities- View today.



Price $360,000–$390,000 Inspect Saturday 3-3.30pm Contact Andrew Milne 0418 303 591

FRANKSTON 58 Leonard Street

COME SEE WHAT WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT Immaculately presented, refurbished property that draws you in with its charm and functionality is ready and waiting for inspection. Situated in the Golf Links Estate, the home offers separate formal entry, living room, sitting room, kitchen/dining opening to undercover outdoor entertaining, three bedrooms, family bathroom, gas ducted heating & cooling. Outside of the property on the 619sqm allotment, there is a bungalow with bedroom, living room & bathroom. There are also two garden sheds with a lovely swimming pool completing the picture.

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NOW THAT’S A TOWNHOUSE They simply don’t come better than this. Only a short walk to Elizabeth Murdoch College, this vast & beautifully maintained townhouse will impress and enthuse. Move around comfortably from the entrance hallway to the formal lounge and into the bright modern kitchen with glass splashbacks and large pantry. Adjoining meals area & family room open to an outdoor undercover alfresco. Three spacious bedrooms include master with FES, family bathroom & powder room service the ground floor. Extras include GDH, 2 x s/system air-con & remote double garage. More like a house, but without the maintenance.


Buyers over $350,000

3 Price:



Buyers over $355,000

Inspect: Saturday 1-1.30pm

Inspect: Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact: Andrew Milne 0418 303 591

Contact: Andrew Milne 0418 303 591

1/474 Nepean Highway FRANKSTON phone e:

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9781 6666

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Workers kill ‘monster’ stingray; choral society conductor resigns Compiled by Matt Vowell From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 7 March 1914 THERE was great excitement on the Mornington pier on Monday afternoon last, when a large stingray came swimming up close to the slip, where some men were working. One of the men seized a crow bar and drove it through the monster’s head, and the other men followed up the attack. When pulled ashore the fish measured over 7 feet in length and 5ft 3in in width, and turned the scale at 2 cwt. *** MR Walter Jennings, the conductor of the Choral and Orchestral Society at Frankston, has been a pronounced success with the Conly Touring Co., and, unfortunately, is unable to continue his choral work. Our advertising columns call applications for a new conductor. *** READERS are again reminded that entries for the Dromana sports close to-day (7th March). *** ENTRIES for the Somerville Show close on Saturday, 14th March. Entry forms and schedules to be obtained from the secretary, at Somerville, and at the Frankston office of this paper. THE Frankston band on Saturday evening played a programme of enlivening selections in Bay Street. The band is still improving, and the excellent playing on Saturday evening was much appreciated. The handicaps for the principal events of the Naval Base sports, to be held on Saturday next, 14th Match, appear in another column. The times of arrival

and departure of special train are also announced. *** TENDERS for the erection of a new school building at Somerville are invited in another column. Particulars may be learnt at the Public Works Office, Melbourne, or the school in Somerville. *** DR Charles Ryan is an inmate of Coonara private hospital, South Yarra, suffering from an injury to his left eye. While at the Broadford military encampment, some foreign substance lodged in the eye, with rather serious results. *** AT the State plantation at Frankston 1100 acres have been planted with pines during the last three years, and the trees are now from 3 feet to 12 feet in height. About 400 acres will be planted this season. Over 500,000 seedlings have been raised and transplanted. *** MR F. N. Fairs notifies that he will visit Flinders, at Mr F. G. Savage’s, “The Bungalow,” on Wednesday, March 11, from 2 till 5, and Thursday, March 12, from 9 till 5. On Friday, 13th March, he may be consulted at Mrs Palmer’s residence, Hastings, from 11 a.m. till 3.30 p.m. *** A MOST enjoyable social and musical evening was given by the “Gay Gordons” on Saturday last, when Mr and Mrs Twining were the recipients of a pair of handsome vases and the former also a smoker’s outfit. Supper was tastefully laid in the big dining room, and highly appreciated by all

present. On the occasion of last year’s entertainment, Mr and Mrs Twining were presented with a handsome eight day clock by the same camp.

For some time past the drain has, on and off, been in an unsatisfactory state, and it is high time something was done to remedy the evil.

*** A MEETING of the ladies’ committee of the forthcoming sale of gifts, to be held on Easter Monday, in aid of the Frankston Cottage at the Convalescent Home, was held at the Bay View Hotel on Thursday evening. Mrs Gregory presided. It was resolved that Mrs Amos be appointed asssistant secretary. The ladies to take charge of the various stalls were appointed, and the meeting adjourned to Thursday evening, 19th inst.

*** “DISINFECT” writes:- Cannot something be done by the powers that be to at least mitigate the objectionable smell emanating from the drain in Playne Street, near Bay Street, Frankston? On several occasions this week I counted two and seventy stenches, all well defined, and several stinks, and this in one of the main thoroughfares of the town. For some time past the drain has, on and off, been in an unsatisfactory state, and it is high time something was done to remedy the evil. *** THE Government fruit cool stores are just about completed, and it is expected will be open to receive fruit on Thursday next. A trial run was given on Saturday last, and everything was found to be in perfect order. The only drawback will be the water supply, and as the dam which has been erected for this purpose is dry, water will have to be supplied by rail. The building is a fine looking structure, and is expected to prove a handsome asset to the district. An official opening will take place in a week or two, the date of which will probably be fixed at the Fruitgrowers meeting on Thursday evening next, at which Mr C. French will be present. *** THE Progress Association met on Wednesday, when there was a fair attendance of members. Messrs A. Forsyth, Rigby W. Rowe, and E. Deakin were elected to the Foreshore Trust. An objection is to be lodged with the Dandenong council with regard to the Federal Government’s proposed method of supplying the Naval Base

with water. The bad condition of the Eelrace road is also to be brought under notice of the council. *** AT the present moment practically all that can be said of this new seaside suburb is that it has a good train service, a railway station, and a charming beach in close proximity thereto. Probably after Saturday, the 7th prox, a great deal more can be written, as on that day 140 business and residential sites are to be offered for sale. The sale is to be conducted by T. R. D. Morton and Son, in a marquee adjoining the station, at 3 p.m. The terms quoted are remarkably easy. viz., £5 deposit, £3 per quarter, five per cent interest. The Railway Commissioners have explicit faith in the future of the district, as they have recently completed the station premises at a cost of £3,000. Melbourne city is rapidly extending, other seaside townships have already doubled in values during the past few years. The investor who is wise will attend the sale, and purchase allotments at the very outside, which promise in a very brief period to double in value. *** THE overseas export of fruit from here has now fairly commenced, and about 300 bushel cases were consigned during the last fortnight in February from the Frankston railway station. Sydney is also receiving attention, fruit prices there being high. Although the season has been exceptionally dry, the fruit sent away has been of good quality and well developed.


Don’t miss the Red Hill Show By Diane Baxter WHAT better way to spend some leisurely fun hours than a day at the 86th Red Hill Show – 8.30am-5pm Saturday 22 March? There will be so much to see and do for all the family. As well as attending the show you can enter one of the many sections. The sections are: alpacas and fleece, art, black and coloured sheep, cattle, cooking, craft, dog high scramble, flowers, fruit, miniature goats, photography, poultry, rats, stud sheep, vegetables, woodchop and junior classes There are several classes within the alpaca section. The art section includes decorating a totem pole. Poles must be no more than two metres high and 15 centimetrs in diameter but can be decorated in any way – paint, mosaic, collage or other materials. Black and coloured sheep and miniature goats also have multiple classes as does the stud sheep and cattle sections. There is also a young beef handler competition. The cooking section goes from plain scones to cup cakes, boiled fruit cake to gluten free biscuits, and sausage rolls to chocolate crackles. There is a gourmet dip championship, a non-commercial cheese section, homemade wine and jams, preserves and beverages. Craft sections include knitting, crochet, sewing, patchwork, appliqué and quilts, embroidery, dolls and toys, spun wool, alpaca handcraft, woodwork, cut and jewelled eggs and unspecified craft. The flower, fruit and vegetable sections give entrants the chance to present what they have cultivated. Photography includes landscape to pets and animals, abstract to sport/action. Poultry ranges from silkies to Indian runners and bantams to Rhode Island reds. The woodchop also comes with sections. Even the fancy rat show has different

classes. Entries in the dog high scramble will be accepted at the secretary’s area on the day of the show. This event will be held in the afternoon after The News Group Grand Parade, which starts at 2.45pm Details of all sections, including those suited to five to 18 year olds, are at or email info@redhillshow. Call the show office on 5989 2357 for further information The Red Hill Show includes entertainment, displays, rides and stalls: family (two adults and three children 6-18) $50; adult $15; children (6-18) $10; and pensioners and students $10. Children five and under are free. Parking is free. Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 5 March 2014



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Trousers: the power and the glory By Stuart McCullough CLOTHES maketh the man. Or so claimed the inventor of the Fido Dido t-shirt. (Believe me, they’re overdue for a comeback.) But what garments give they can just as easily take away, so the whole uneasy truth is that clothes can undo a person, regardless of gender, quicker than you can say ‘elasticized waist’. This, broadly, sums up my relationship with apparel. When I think of all the fashion statements I’ve made over the years, the vast majority of them are riddled with expletives. But it’s not my fault. You should have seen the things my father used to wear. There are some items that never go out of style. There are others, however, that could catch three buses and a ferry and still not be anywhere near being in style. I speak, naturally, of the string vest, a garment that provided far too little in the way of mystery. It was only as an adult and when looking over some old photo albums that I noticed my father holding my younger brother, moustache bristling, smiling for the camera and unashamedly wearing a string vest. Luckily, he was wearing it on top of some type of crew-neck pullover rather than rocking it free-range. He looked like he’d just been caught by a fisherman. Or had recently returned from some kind of Austrian discothèque. It was far from an isolated incident. My father was also a firm and unabashed supporter of ‘the formal short’. These days, when someone uses the term ‘award winning shorts’, they’re generally referring to a movie that

lasts about ten minutes. But when I was a kid, it was a kind of truncated pant you wore with a belt and really long socks. These were socks that tickled your kneecaps and could only stay aloft with the help of garters. These were, in essence, pieces of elastic used to keep your socks suitably elevated whilst drastically reducing your cir-

culation. It’s been decades since I’ve needed to wear garters. I do not miss them. Not one bit. But my father loved nothing more than to wear a pair of formal shorts and really long socks, supported by a couple of garters that could easily double as tourniquets. If nothing else, my father has always been sensitive to the prevailing

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not sweep through the broader Tyabb area. At university, when trying to master a foreign washing machine, I succeeded in shrinking all my clothes by two whole sizes, but continued to wear them regardless. It made me look like I was partway through turning into the Incredible Hulk. Like most families, we get together when we can. Most recently, we caught up for lunch at a hotel on the Peninsula. It was the kind of place where you order at the bar and the meals all come with either chips or salad. There’s a playground that seems to consist of a lot of intersecting tubes that can entertain kids for hours or, after a few too many drinks, may require adults to be extracted with the Jaws of Life. I was relaxing and chatting to my father when I noticed. They weren’t formal shorts or the pants that MC Hammer rejects. They were exactly the same trousers that I, myself, was wearing at that exact moment. We were, it seems, dressed the same. My first reaction was to recoil whereas my father’s was to suggest that I had excellent taste – something he knew full well not to be true. My wife’s response was, perhaps, most telling of all and involved pointing her finger and shouting so that the rest of the family would notice. I could call it a coincidence, a mere dent of fate, but I’d be kidding myself. Ultimately, there’s no point trying to fight it. When it comes to family, we’re more alike than we’d care to admit. It can take the smallest thing ¬ even a pair of trousers – to remind us.



trends and refused to remain trapped in the past. He didn’t continue to wear the formal short when all around him screamed “surrender”. Instead, he adapted with each new decade so convincingly, it was almost as though he was undercover. In the eighties, he owned at least one pair of acid wash jeans. I’m not sure he went so far as to possess a Fido Dido t-shirt, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he had. In the nineties, he embraced the hiphop lifestyle by purchasing a pair of inflatable tracksuit pants championed by MC Hammer. When I complained, he would point out that he’d never been more comfortable in his life. Perhaps it’s lucky for me that his interest in hip-hop couture didn’t extend to the Wu Tang Clan. And while I might make fun of my father’s inept fashion sense, I have not lived a life free of sin in this regard. In year nine, I wore a jumper my uncle had rescued from the ‘lost and found’ box of the school he worked at. It was stylish, it was heavily patterned and, unlike most woolen jumpers I’d ever seen in my life, the sleeves only went to the elbows. My uncle worked at a private school in the city and, I was convinced that people who lived in town were more sophisticated and stylish than we were. It never occurred to me that it was ‘lost’ for a reason. For a good six months in primary school, I decided to dress like a nineteenth century chimney sweep, complete with a ‘hello Guv’nor, shine your shoes?’ peaked cap. It goes without saying that ‘chimney-sweep chic’ did

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Classifieds FOR SALE RIDE ON MOWER, trailer, brush cutter and more to start a business. Trailer 8x5 box, with mower cage, tool box, ramps. Husqvarna ride on mower, 22hp, 42 inch deck, 320 hrs. Stihl brush cutter, Kawasaki brush cutter, 3 lawn mowers, 2 jerry cans and fuel containers, assorted garden tools and much more. $6,450 ono. Call Doug 0407 802 225. SPA, outdoor, portable, red cedar cabinet, 3 person, massage jets and lights, 12 months old, hardly used, 1730mm long x 1270mm wide x 830mm deep, ideal for limited space, patio, verandah, etc. Regretful sale. New: $5,000, sell: $3,300. 0409 762 809, 5941 4341.



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SLIDE-ON CAMPER, Millard, just pull up, hop in and start camping. Ideal for quick weekends or family holidays, allows towing, suits most one tonne utilities, detachable under storage box for lower cabins, sleeps 2 adults, 2 children, 4 seat booth dining, pantry, closet, cupboards, shelves, drawers, friendly kitchen with 3-way fridge, gas cooking, ample sink and bench space, tank and mains water, 12 /240V lighting and power, house battery, vented skylight, thermo insulated, new mattress, annexe attachments, mount in 15 minutes, VGC. $10,160neg. 5940 1165.

JAYCO, J series van, 2007, EC, reverse cycle air conditioning, gas hotplate plus grill, microwave, awning, $21,500. 0419 112 062. JAYCO, Sterling, 2010, 18' 6" tandem poptop, double island bed, toilet /shower, full gas stove /oven/grill, microwave, TV, 3 way fridge, lots of storage, AC/heating, full awning with shade curtain and ground cover, service history, electric brakes, EC. $37,000. Phone: 0407 425 411.

JAYCO, Sterling, 2011, 22ft, awning with annexe, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, full ensuite, TV, DVD player, AC, heating, electric brakes, in new condition, stored in garage. $43,000. For more photos call 9707 5012 or 0418 549 309. JAYCO, Swan, 2006, bagged awning, bed flys, 5 bike rack, level riders, hardly used, easy to tow, EC. $16,000ono. 0402 741 395. MOWING TRAILER, 7' x 5', near new, custom made, EC, registered, $3,900. 0411 295 211.

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PORTABLE SAWMILL, 1 docker, 1 bench, 1 driller machine, does 7, 8, 9 hole droppers, 1 machine for pencil round, also pointer, 1 forklift. Sold as a whole $28,000 firm. Phone 0421 657 155. Bairnsdale. TRACTOR, David Brown, 880, 50 HP, Roll over protect, 540/1000 power take off, 2 stage clutch, VG hydraulics, easy start, VG working order. $3,500. Phone 5942 8228, 0414 851 751.

MOTOR VEHICLES DAIHATSU, Charade, 2003, auto, metallic grey/ silver, 11,916kms, reg until 08/14, hatchback, unmarked, many extras, one owner, always garaged, reason for selling medical. SJX-428. $6,500ono. 5996 1132. FORD, Futura AU, 2001, Series 2, SRS airbags, power windows, CC, ABS brakes, CD player, economical, drives superb, RWC, QRX-428. $4,200. 0459 236 113.


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SUZUKI, SUV, Grand Vitara, 2010, one owner, fully serviced, as new, all electrics, climate and cruise control, new tyres, alloys, ipod connectivity, genuine 4x4, perfect balance of size, economy and safety, comfort, function and space, 2.4L, 5 speed manual, 5 seat wagon, RWC, XYU-711. $18,244 or best offer. 0407 540 818.

HOLDEN, Berlina, VZ 2006, black, auto, 4 speed, sedan, 167,237 kms, PDW 18 inch rims, CC, 6 cyl, 3.6L petrol, rear park assist, airbags, towbar, electric and tinted windows, sound system with Panasonic touch screen head unit, 2 x 12 inch kicker subs, amp, 6 x speakers, iPod connectivity, interior EC, black/grey. Need to upgrade to a trade vehicle due to work commitments. Vehicle is in EC, been driven responsibly and has been serviced regularly. New number plates will be supplied as personalised plates 'RHYZ' will not be transferred on sale. Reg expires 17/05/14. RWC will be supplied. $12,000ono. All enquiries Mob: 0418 274 312. HOLDEN, Commodore, executive, station wagon, white, VS, 1997 model, PS, AC, heating, interior VGC, body fair, not registered. Vin Number 6H8VSK35HVL250097. $1,200. Ph:0409 584 926.


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JAYCO, Destiny, 2007, poptop, 17'6'', dual axle, island bench, front kitchen, AC, roll out awning, electric water pump, TV, microwave, battery pack, urgent sale, must sell, $25,500 ono, Mt Martha. Phone Rod 0419 001 259.

ROADSTAR VOYAGER 1993, 16'6"x7'6", 2 single beds, centre kitchen, 4 burner cooktop, grill and oven, rangehood, 3 way fridge, roll out awning, front boot, full security door, VGC, Reg 06/14. $12,000. 0429 109 834.

JAYCO, freedom, pop top, 2000, EC, new 3 way fridge, single beds, awning, reg, serviced, tow kit available, ideal first van, easy to tow. $13,000. Endeavour Hills. 9700 7340.

SCENIC, Vega, spinnaker, 18ft, 2008, island double bed, 3 way fridge, microwave, electric/gas cook top, 2 recliners with foot stools, TV and radio, VGC. $26,000ono. Cranbourne. 0427 006 790.

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Kangas’ unlikely bounce into final four PROVINCIAL

By IT Gully LANGWARRIN has come from nowhere to claim a place in the Provincial finals after smashing Moorooduc on Saturday. In the final round of 2013-14, the whole season hinged on four matches. Langwarrin had to belt Moorooduc to be a chance, Mt Eliza had to do likewise to Mt Martha, and Long Island and Baxter needed to beat top-of-thetable Sorrento and Mornington respectively. Langwarrin achieved its objective, beating the Ducs by a whopping 144 runs. The Mounties got the 12 points against Mt Martha but weren’t overly convincing. Baxter only made 128 against Mornington, which was never enough. The eyebrow-raiser was Long Island heading down to Sorrento and coming away with a win.

After the calculators came out following the matches and the MPCA verified the figures, Mornington topped the table and was crowned minor premiers. Sorrento finished second, Long Island third and Langwarrin fourth. At the other end, Mt Martha was relegated to District ranks next season. It finished equal on points with Rye, but its percentage was 0.01 behind. Finals was a great result for Langwarrin in its first season back in the top grade. It wasn’t all great news for the Kangas as opening batsman Simon McEvoy sustained a leg injury and required a runner for the majority of his 80 not out innings. He will miss the semi-final this weekend but this opens the door for Taylor Smith, who scored 91 on Saturday in the Second XI and has 400 runs for the season, including a First XI century against Peninsula Old Boys in one of his five senior appearances.

Despite injury, McEvoy took control of the match at the top of the inning, and Andy Johnson saved some of his best for the final round, belting 71 runs. Langwarrin finished on 4/255. To improve its percentage, the team needed to preserve wickets, get plenty of runs, and take 10 wickets. It achieved all of this. Matt Davie snared early wickets and when Bobby Wilson was run out for just 10, the Kangas could sense an opening. Mal Coutts and Dwayne Doig finished things off, rolling the Ducs for just over 100. Myles Cordeux was the only bat to offer resistance, scoring a half century. Long Island was sensational once again against Sorrento. In what was a dress rehearsal for this weekend’s semi-final between these two, Islanders’ openers Paul Hartle (55) and Aaron Paxton (31) got

the side away to a flyer before Justin Bridgeman strode to the crease and made 83. The score of 8/224 was a ripper at David McFarlan Reserve but it was gettable. C J King was the pick of the Sorrento bowlers with 4/63. In reply, Leigh Poholke (29) and Nick Jewell (21) got Sorrento going but fell within 12 runs of each other. While Andrew Tweddle and Scott Phillips did the early damage, it was Greg Lamb (5/32) and Hartle (3/45) who provided the bulk of the problems for the Sorras. Sorrento was all out for 146 in the 33rd over, Liam O’Connor top-scoring with 33. Mornington didn’t have too many problems defeating Baxter. Baxter won the toss and batted first, losing its first three wickets, including Daniel Warwick for a duck, for just five runs. Shane McComb hit 34 and Dale Ir-

ving 37 to help the score to 128. Michael Heib was superb for the Dogs with 5/28. In reply, the Dogs made 3/150. Mt Eliza made 5/178 in its match against Mt Martha, Tim Strickland top-scoring with 53, Ben Tracey opening with 36 and Luke Marshall next best with 35. In reply, the Reds were all out for 108 in the 33rd over. Chris Holcombe top-scored with 27. Crib Point (5/151) won its final match of the season against Heatherhill (8/147), Luke Herrington topscoring with an unbeaten 83 and snaring 2/18. In the final match of the home and away round, Peninsula Old Boys (2/155) got the 12 points against Rye (151). In this weekend’s finals, Sorrento will host Long Island, and Mornington will host Langwarrin at Alexandra Park.

Parkers red hot favourites for flag DISTRICT

By IT Gully DELACOMBE Park will host Somerville, and Pines will be at home to Main Ridge in the District semifinals this weekend. The Parkers will go into the finals having lost just one game this season and will be hot favourites to take out the major prize. On Saturday, the team scored 8/204 batting first against Seaford. Joel Malcolm, who has played only the four games since Christmas, hit form at the right time with 65, while Nick Christides (61) relished the op-

portunity of warming up for finals with a one-day match. Ben Brittain chimed in at the end with 36. Geoff Smith bowled well for Seaford and took 5/31. In reply, a number of Seaford batsmen got starts but couldn’t go on with it. Keeper David Anderson top-scored with 38 and Shane Fonseka made 28 in only his second match. Chris Brittain snared 4/18 for the Parkers and Brett Chard continues to do his job, this time taking 2/19. Main Ridge made light work of Ballam Park, belting 4/328 after winning the toss and batting first. Ridge opening batsman Michael

Holmes blasted 125 at the top of the order and Brad Rossborough continued his dominating form with an unbeaten 73. The Main Ridge skipper has made 487 runs this season, 200 since Christmas. Ed Aarons and Gareth Wyatt were also among the runs with 59 and 49. In reply, the Knights were bowled out for 179 in the 35th over. Matty Roach top-scored with 44 and Darren Johnson was next best with 32. Scott Millar was the best of the Ridge bowlers with 5/54 and Tom Wilson helped himself to 3/65. Somerville got the result it was

looking for against Carrum with six overs to spare. Carrum won the toss and batted first at Somerville Reserve, making 9/170 from 40 overs. The Eagles replied with 7/174 from 34 overs. Flinders recorded an easy victory over Hastings. The Sharks batted first at B A Cairns Reserve and made an impressive 6/248 from its 40 overs. Mitch Floyd was the pick of the Hastings bowlers with 3/58, giving him 17 wickets for the season. When Hastings batted, it seemed Luke Hewitt (85) and Tim Birch (31) were going to get the visitors home, but when they lost their wickets, the

side was bowled out 38 runs later for 211. Somehow, Baden Powell was able to defend 6/110 against Boneo. Rhys Elmi top-scored for the Braves with 42 while Nathan Rice finished unbeaten on 24 after 40 overs. In reply, Boneo was bowled out for 78 in the 34th over. Brendan Jovic was superb for the Braves with 5/28 from eight overs, giving him 22 scalps for the season. Michael Ballard took 3/18. Ballam Park will be relegated to Sub-district next season after finishing on the bottom of the table.

Top teams’ one-day warm up for finals SUB-DISTRICT

Lining up the finals: Delacombe Park in action against Somerville two weeks ago. They came back the following week to walk away with the easiest of wins. Picture: Andrew Hurst


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By IT Gully BALNARRING and Frankston YCW will play finals in MPCA Sub-district despite losing their matches on the weekend. In a great warm up for the pointy end of the season, the four finalists played their ladder rivals on Saturday. Strangely enough, they will not meet in the first week of finals. Top-of-the-table Red Hill was too strong for the Stonecats and knocked them down to third place on the ladder while Rosebud shot to second place and a home final after beating Balnarring. It was a high-scoring and very entertaining game at Balnarring Reserve on Saturday. The home side won the toss, batted and put together what many believed was a winning score of 5/235 in the 40 overs. Peter Doughty was the best of the Buds’ bowlers with 3/44. The Buds lost their first three wickets for just 42 runs before Matty Maher and Darren Kerr came together in the middle. Maher made 72 and Kerr 38, and the Buds made the runs (7/239) with an over to spare. Red Hill made light work of YCW. The Hillmen batted first and skipper Simon Dart was at his best with 111. Rheede Hopgood scored 44 and Riley Shaw 28 to help the home side to 6/250. In reply, the Stonecats could only manage 8/149 in its 40 overs. Brent Martin was the pick of the Hillmen bowlers with 4/19 and Jamie McCall snared 2/35. In other matches, Tootgarook (5/138) was too strong for Dromana (134), Pearcedale (4/179) easily accounted for Carrum Downs (152), and Skye (141) defeated Tyabb (2/144).


After long, hot summer, it’s a final dozen MPCA

By IT Gully THE Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association season started with 34 teams in three divisions. After 11 matches since 5 October 2013, we are down to 12 teams battling for glory in the finals starting on the weekend. It has been another enthralling season in all three divisions, with finals spots undecided until the last round of the season. Regardless of how good it has been, you just get the feeling there is plenty of great cricket to come in the final few weeks. Let’s take a look at the last time the sides met in Provincial, District and Sub-district matches.

Provincial Mornington v Langwarrin, Round 5. Langwarrin won the toss and batted first at Mornington’s Alexandra Park. Danny Weare top-scored for the Kangas with 44 and Michael Edwards (27), Mal Coutts (25) and Ben Wells (20) all got starts. They were bowled out for 150 in 53 overs, Matt Foon and Luke Popov taking four wickets each. In reply, the Doggies batted for 96 overs and made 9/231. Anthony Gapes scored 58 and Ben Clements 63. Dwayne Doig snared 4/70 for the Kangas and Matt Davie 3/56. Sorrento v Long Island, Round 11. The sides met last weekend. It was a one-day match so things will be different in a two-day game. Long Island batted first and made 8/224, Justin Bridgeman top-scoring

with 83, Paul Hartle hitting 55 and Aaron Paxton 31. C J King took 4/63 for the Sharks. In reply, Greg Lamb took 5/32 and Hartle 3/45 to bowl Sorrento out for 146, Liam O’Connor top-scoring with 33. District Delacombe Park v Somerville, Round 10. The Parkers and Eagles met two weeks ago at Delacombe Park. The Eagles were smashed, making just 78 in 53.3 overs. Sam Delaney hit 43 and Chris Brittain picked up 4/18 from 13 overs for the Parkers. In reply, Delacombe made 7/206 in 91 overs. Nick Christides top-scored with 71 and Chris Brittain made 32. Pines v Main Ridge.

The sides met in the opening round of the 2013-14 season in a one-day match. Pines won the toss and sent the Ridge in to bat, which paid dividends, the visitors being restricted to 9/94 from 40 overs. Brett Remy picked up 4/18 for the Piners. In reply, Pines got the runs with five overs to spare, and Ricky Ramsdale top-scored with an unbeaten 30. Sub-district Red Hill v Balnarring. Red Hill travelled to Balnarring in round four. The Hillmen batted first after winning the toss and were rolled for just 112 in 38.4 overs. James Wisken collected 4/18 from nine overs and Jacob Cook 3/29. Red Hill was superb with the ball,

rolling Balnarring for just 93. Lincoln Toy was on fire with 4/25 from eight overs while Glenn Collett (2/14) and Brent Martin (2/3) were also among the wickets. Rosebud v Frankston YCW. The Stonecats hosted the Buds in the first game after Christmas, a onedayer. Rosebud won the toss and batted first, scoring 6/225. Darren Kerr topscored with 86, Matty Maher hit 37 and Leigh Parslow 28. Luke Hutchison was the pick of the bowlers with 2/28. In reply, the Stonecats did things easily with two overs to spare. Jack Greenwood opened with 75 and Jason Bedford hit 52 to help the home side to 6/229. James Magee with 3/40 off seven overs was Rosebud’s best bowler.

Kangas nab premiership captain MPNFL

By Toe Punt LANGWARRIN has pulled off arguably the recruiting coup of the season by snaring Dromana premiership captain Rikki Johnston. The 32-year-old reunited with his Dromana teammates Luke O’Neil and Liam Hogan at Langwarrin after signing with the club last week. It was the first time he’d touched a football since the 2013 grand final win over Sorrento. The move brings together the successful partnership of Johnston and his premiership coach, Gavin Artico. It wasn’t the Dromana connection at Langwarrin that got Johnston over the line. It was Langwarrin’s physio Mark Halligan, owner of Lifecare Physiotherapy. The wives of Halligan and Johnston are best friends. Johnston is the second Nepean Division club captain to join the Kangas in the past fortnight after Tyabb’s Matty Dimkos signed. Artico couldn’t believe his luck when he got the signature of “Rikki J”. “This is a massive get for the club,” Artico said. “We are a very young list and to have the likes of Rikki and Matty sign in the past fortnight brings a lot of experience to the group. “Rikki is a quality individual and the best footballer I have coached or played against in my time in the MPNFL. “He has won every accolade there is in football and was a star against Ovens and Murray when we beat them at Frankston a couple of seasons ago. “I’m not sure those in Peninsula League appreciated just how good he is.” Johnston will take on an assistant coaching role at Langwarrin. Johnston told The News that he was a “long time retired”. “This is a new start and I’m really looking forward to the challenge,” he said.

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