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No room to move By Jo Winterbottom KINGSTON Council has been forced to issue a permit for a rooming house in Edithvale after receiving advice that it could not lawfully refuse the application. Up to 12 people could occupy the

house in Hazel Avenue, despite vociferous objections from residents of the street. South Ward councillor David Eden said state government legislation had forced the council’s hand. “It is disappointing that council was

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Merry Christmas and thank you THIS is the 10th edition of the Chelsea-Mordialloc News and our final newspaper for 2012. Our next edition will be published on Wednesday 9 January 2013. Since the Chelsea-Mordialloc News was first published in August we have had a tremendous response from readers who appreciate our independent local news and the range of stories we publish. It has been a wonderful year for Mornington Peninsula News Group, with the addition of the ChelseaMordialloc News and the continued growth of all our papers. Our staff numbers have more than doubled during the year. They do an amazing job to produce 3.1 million newspapers a year, filled with stories about your community. Our thanks and gratitude go to them. We also have a band of dedicated volunteers who help with every is-

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No room to move By Jo Winterbottom KINGSTON Council has been forced to issue a permit for a rooming house in Edithvale after receiving advice that it could not lawfully refuse the application. Up to 12 people could occupy the

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Summer storms warning By Jo Winterbottom THE Chelsea unit of the State Emergency Service has warned householders to be prepared for violent storms over the summer months. Phil Wall of Chelsea SES said summer was a busy time for the unit volunteers. “Many people still believe that in Australia we see our worst storms throughout the winter months, however, recent history tells a very different story,” he said. Summer storms often followed periods of hot weather and could include damaging winds, large hail, lightning strikes and flash flooding from heavy rainfall. “They can even result in micro bursts or super cells, as seen recently in the Ballarat area, which can cause devastating damage and localised flooding in a very short space of time,” Mr Wall said. Last year the Christmas dinners of many families across Melbourne were spoiled when a violent storm swept across the city. Although the southern suburbs and Mornington Peninsula escaped the worst of the tempest, Chelsea SES volunteers were called from their Christmas turkeys to assist other units in badly-hit areas. Many were busy on call outs over the whole Christmas-New Year holiday period. “If there are three things that I have learned in my 10 years of volunteering with Chelsea SES, it’s that emergencies never happen at a convenient time, storms never hit when you

Always on call: Chelsea SES volunteers Stephen Wall, Ria Breider and Ryan McVity will be ready to down their festive forks and turn out to help others over Christmas. Picture: Yanni

expect them to and you can never be too prepared,” Mr Wall said. “SES volunteer members are always there, ready to help, but with a little preventative work from the property owner or tenant, it can help to make the upcoming holiday period so much better for everyone.” He suggested the following prepara-

tions for a carefree summer:  Prevent storm water from overflowing into the house by cleaning out downpipes and guttering. Always Avoid injury and damage to property from flying objects by clearing away or securing loose objects including toys, outdoor furniture, umbrellas and trampolines.

 Remove dead trees and branches; they are more likely to fall in high winds than healthy branches and trees, and when they do, they will cause significant damage to cars, property or people. For assistance during or after storms, call the SES on 132 500.

Smoking ban begins on beaches SMOKING is now illegal on Victorian beaches in and around the areas patrolled by lifesavers. In Kingston, the ban will apply to designated areas on patrolled beaches at Aspendale, Bonbeach, Carrum, Chelsea, Edithvale, Mentone and Mordialloc. The ban came into effect at the start of December and applies to the area between the red and yellow lifesaving flags and within a 50 metre radius of the flags. Smokers caught flouting the law could receive a penalty of up to $141. Kingston Council mayor Ron Brownlees welcomed the ban, saying it would help protect beachgoers from exposure to “second hand smoke”, would reduce cigarette butt litter and prevent children from seeing people smoke. “Every summer our patrolled beaches attract thousands of visitors and everyone deserves to enjoy the fresh air at the beach without being exposed to second-hand smoke,” he said. Cr Brownlees said quitting smoking 35 years ago had allowed him to remain in good health. “The reason I can do many of the things that I do today, such as bike riding and playing squash, is because I gave up smoking,” he said. ‘No smoking’ signs will be installed at patrolled beaches throughout Kingston.

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Beach death A DAY at the beach enjoying summer’s first scorcher ended in tragedy for a group of young people when the body of a young man was pulled from the water at Chelsea. As the mercury climbed to 40 degrees on Thursday 29 November, the Dandenong man and friends had been at the beach in Frankston since mid-afternoon, moving to Chelsea beach early in the evening. The man’s body was found floating in the water near Chelsea Longbeach Surf Life Saving Club by passers-by about 10.30pm. Detective Sergeant Paul Toogood of Mordialloc crime investigation unit said police wished to speak with two females believed to be with the man prior to his death. “We believe the man was at Chelsea with friends in the evening and he was heading down the beach around 7.30pm to meet two females,” Detective Toogood said. The deceased man was aged in his 20s and was of African descent. The matter is now before the Coroner.

Continued from Page 1 A report by Kingston’s team leader of environmental health, Dusan Ivanic, pointed out that it would add to the housing mix in Kingston. “Low cost housing is in short supply throughout Melbourne; registering the rooming house would provide housing options for disadvantaged individuals,” he told councillors. The owner of the property asked council to review its September decision, warning that he would appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and possibly sue Kingston Council for lost revenue. Reporting to last week’s special

council meeting, Mr Ivanic warned that continued refusal to register the rooming house could prove an expensive, and ultimately futile, exercise. As he had done at the September meeting, Mr Ivanic told councillors the property complied with the Health and Wellbeing Act. “Council does not have grounds to refuse registration,” his report stated. “Any appeal to VCAT would likely succeed and council may be subject to costs. “The applicant also has indicated that he is prepared to undertake legal action for recovery of lost revenue, which would potentially be around $1,200 in

weekly rent, plus legal costs.” South Ward councillor Tamsin Bearsley, a new councillor who was not a member of the council which refused the application in September, said by registering the rooming house, council officers would be better able to supervise its development and operation. “If they are licensed then it is much better than those that aren’t [licensed],” she said. “My feeling is that we need to stay in close contact with the rooming house and the residents [of Hazel Avenue] to make sure it is all running smoothly and assure them that we are not wiping our hands of them.”

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Eden off to a flyer By Jo Winterbottom KINGSTON’S youngest councillor has had a win in his first ordinary council meeting, gaining support for his motion to crack down on illegal posters and flyers being plastered around the municipality. “Interesting night last night in the council chamber - rowdy audience. Got to move my first motion to tackle illegal signs on light posts,” Cr David Eden posted via his Twitter account, @ DEden2012, the day after the meeting on Monday 26 November. The 18-year-old Mentone Grammar student, who is eagerly awaiting VCE results, which will be released on Monday 17 December, is also Victoria’s youngest councillor and one of four new councillors at Kingston following October’s municipal election. Cr Eden called for council to “immediately, using all resources at its disposal, commence prosecutions against the party/s responsible for the plastering of large advertising signs throughout Kingston.” Such measures would “ensure that rate payers are not left footing the bill resulting from the need to remove these signs from light posts, so that our wetlands, beaches, parks, drains and waterways are not inundated and clogged as these signs fall off the fixtures they are attached to.” The motion concluded: “This is

First motion: Councillor David Eden is determined to stamp out illegal flyer and posters posting.

important to ensure that Kingston is not plagued with such signs well into the future and that such unscrupulous people are deterred from reoffending within Kingston.” Speaking after the meeting, Cr Eden said some of the material posted on light and traffic poles throughout the municipality, particularly on Nepean Highway, was racist or “unsavoury”. “We need to make it very clear to people that we won’t tolerate it anymore,” he said. Council officers would start sending formal notices to those found to be “illegally” posting bills.

By Jo Winterbottom PATTERSON Lakes writer Deborah Williams drew on her experiences as a member of a Port Phillip lifesaving club to write the winning yarn in the 2012 Kingston Libraries Short Story Competition. Her story, Rescue, is a fictional account of the rescue of a young woman who suffers a seizure while swimming in the ocean. Everyday life has provided the inspiration for many of the stories Ms Williams has penned since she began writing 10 years ago, when she attended a creative writing course at the Sandybeach Centre in Sandringham. “It was like falling in love,” she said. Her romance with writing led her to complete a diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Chisholm Institute in Frankston, during which she was a screenwriting trainee on the set of Neighbours. She has edited a book on the history of Dingley and is a member of a poetry group. The life of a writer is a notoriously fickle one, at least in Australia, where the relatively small reading public makes it difficult to earn a living, but this has not deterred Ms Williams. “I’m in that really lovely stage of life where I don’t have to work fulltime and I can indulge my love of writing,” she said. The Kingston Libraries Short Story Competition was judged by author Paddy O’Reilly, whose collection of short stories, The End of the World, was widely acclaimed and won sev-

Literary love: Author Deborah Williams at her home in Patterson Lakes. Picture: Yanni

eral prizes in Australia and overseas. Ms Williams won a $100 book voucher. Second prize was shared by Mar-

garet Anne Young and Dylan Dalton, who each received a $50 voucher. Turn to page 22 to read Ms Williams’ winning story.

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Hat’s amazing: Cornish College students celebrate the expansion of classes at their school in Bangholme.

College moves up to different class CORNISH College in Bangholme will have an additional Year 8 class in 2013. This second Year 8 class follows earlier announcements to double stream Year 5 and Prep classes in 2013, in addition to a triple stream for Year 7. In early 2011, St Leonard’s College announced the closure of its Bangholme Campus. Following the creation of a joint Uniting Church and parent committee, the church acquired the site

and Cornish College opened in 2012, with 225 students from Early Learning Centre to Year 9. In 2013 enrolments will grow to more than 340, and with the extra classes announced, up to 450 children will be enrolled at the school in 2014. “We are delighted with how our year has gone, and our soaring enrolment numbers,� Principal Mr Kerry Bolger said.

The school plans to ultimately offer triple stream secondary classes through to Year 12 in 2015, and double stream primary classes (Prep to Year 6) as demand increases. A small number of places are still available in some year levels in 2013 and 2014. Call 03 9773 1011 or email info@ cornishcollege.vic.edu.au for further information.

By Jo Winterbottom KINGSTON Council employees will vote on a new enterprise agreement amid claims they have unequal conditions of employment and are limited in their ability to challenge disciplinary actions. The Australian Services Union says the council is unlawfully restricting the right of its employees to appeal to an independent body on disciplinary matters. The union, which represents about 150 Kingston workers, also claims council is short changing Home and Community Care workers on travel time, mobile phone allowances and on-call payments. Kingston CEO John Nevins says that is not the case: “Council fully complies with the Fair Work Act�. ASU organiser David Nunns said Kingston’s enterprise agreement prevented employees from challenging disciplinary action with an “independent umpire�. “It is a point of legal fact that employees at Kingston City Council are prevented from disputing, challenging or appealing disciplinary action taken against them through Fair Work Australia,� he said. In a statement issued by the council’s communications and public affairs department, Mr Nevins responded to questions from The News, saying: “With regard to questions about council’s employment conditions, council is currently in the process of negotiating a new enterprise agreement. “Kingston has put a fair and reasonable offer to its staff in line with legislative requirements, taking into account employee and community expectations. “The conditions have been developed in consultation with staff and at this time

are being progressed for employee voting in accordance with the Fair Work Act.� In a letter to Mr Nevins, the ASU claimed Kingston HACC employees, who provide in-home and community care for elderly and disabled residents, were not paid an on call allowance, despite being required to be on call from 7am on the days they work. The letter also claimed HACC workers were expected to travel between jobs in 15 minutes but were paid for 10 minutes travelling time. It also said HACC workers were required to be contactable by mobile phone, but were not paid a mobile phone allowance. Mr Nunns said HACC workers, many of whom were employed parttime, were “subjected to conditions of employment that are unacceptable to other parts of the operation of Kingston City Council�. The News asked Mr Nevins to comment on each of these issues and received the response quoted above. He said the council provided HACC services to 5500 Kingston residents, including home delivered meals, social support, home maintenance services and personal, respite and domestic care. Clients were assessed to identify their needs and there was no waiting list for high-needs clients requiring “essential human services such as personal care or delivered meals�. “There are currently 142 clients on the waiting list for domestic care, but on average approximately 53 clients exit the domestic service each month,� Mr Nevins said.

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Creepy Christmas CHRISTMAS is a time for joy but also can be a time of dread for some. Chelsea book shop Notions Unlimited is celebrating Christmas in their own unique way. The fantasy, horror and sci-fi specialist store will host Christmas carols with a difference on Saturday 15 December. Locals are invited to attend a ‘Creepy Christmas Carols’ evening featuring ‘fun, food and fright’. Shop owner Chuck McKenzie is looking forward to the in-store fearful festive season. “We’ll be singing some Yuletide carols you may not be immediately familiar with, including Zombie Wonderland and It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Zombies,” he said. A very special guest will also be spreading discomfort and joy with ‘Scary Claws’ set to reward those who have been good, or bad, this year. Admission to the ‘Creepy Christmas Carols’ event is $5 for adults and $2 for children. All proceeds will be donated to Biala Peninsula, an early intervention service for children with autism. Details: ‘Creepy Christmas Carols’, Shop 9, 426 Nepean Highway, Chelsea on Saturday 15 December at 5pm – 7pm. Call 03 9773 1102 for further information.

Buggy buddies: Kingston police commander Inspector Tim Hanson watches on as councillor David Eden and mayor Ron Brownlees take a turn at the wheel of the all-terrain vehicle which will be used to patrol the foreshore over summer.

Beach patrol hits the sands VICTORIA police, Life Saving Victoria and Kingston Council have teamed up to mount beach safety patrols this summer. More than 20 police attended a training session at Chelsea Longbeach Surf Life Saving Club, where they learned to handle the all-terrain beach buggy. The buggy was donated by Bendigo Bank and Rotary clubs. The buggy is housed at Mordialloc police station and

will be used by police from the Divisional Foreshore Policing Taskforce, recently formed to target antisocial behaviour on beaches and foreshore areas. Kingston Council Mayor Ron Brownlees was at the training day and had a ride in the beach buggy with Cr David Eden. Cr Brownlees said Kingston local laws officers would work with police over summer to enforce traffic and liquor laws along the busy foreshore.

On their bikes MORDIALLOC police will be on the beat, on the beach and on their bikes over summer. The bicycle patrols begin this week, as the town enters its busiest time of year. Senior Constable Trish Woodfield said hopping on the bikes was another way of interacting with the public. “A police presence out on the streets is very important and being on the bikes allows us to be mobile, so that we can get down to the beach and keep an eye on things down there too,” she said. The bicycle patrols will continue throughout the town, creek and foreshore area over summer. Ready to roll: Constable Andrew Howell and Sergeant Mark Fitt, pictured outside Mordialloc police station, will be taking their turn on two wheels for bicycle patrols over summer.

Donna Bauer MLA State Member for Carrum DonnaBauer.com.au Tel 9772 4544 The team at Longbeach PLACE neighbourhood house in Chelsea wish readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Karen Roberts of Chelsea (centre) is the delighted winner of the Christmas hamper for participating in an education course in term 4. Visit www.longbeachplace.org.au for 2013 events information.

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Be water wise for bays’ dolphins By Jeff Weir “ALL I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” applies to dolphins too. It takes a while for baby dolphin’s teeth to erupt and when it happens they chew on anything, including their mum’s fins. So, with new calves recorded in Western Port and Port Phillip, the adult dolphins may be a bit distracted in the lead-up to Christmas. But what dolphins really need for Christmas is for us to be smarter in the way we behave in our boats and how we look after their home. Summer can be a nightmare on the water with crazy boat traffic and the pollution from summer rains, which has closed beaches to swimming in the past two years. Closed for humans, that is, dolphins don’t have a choice. Those in charge of boats need to remember not to approach dolphins closer than 100 metres. Enjoy the experience if they come close and slow down or stop if it’s safe to do so and then let them swim off. Help reduce what flows to drains and into our bays. The video Protecting our Wonderful Bay, produced by the Dolphin Research Institute, can be seen at: dolphinresearch.org.au/ featured.php and will give ideas about what you can do. Another thing you can do for Christmas is to give an Adopt-A-Dolphin membership. Adopt-A-Dolphin supporters have

Parental guidance: “Esther” is one of several dolphins in Western Port and Port Phillip known to be shepherding around a new calf.

helped us to develop our research and education programs over 20 years as we receive very little formal government funding. New supporters also receive a complimentary certificate for a dolphin swim with Moonraker Dolphin Swims. Adopting a dolphin costs $98 a year. Members also receive a personalised certificate, background information and quarterly newsletters. You don’t “own” your own dolphin; the program is about people supporting our entire research and education programs to protect all our dolphins and their environment. Adopt-A-Dolphin is a gift that gives for a whole year and does make a difference. Call 1300 130 949 or go to dolphin research.org.au Jeff Weir is executive director of the Hastings-based Dolphin Research Institute.

Great white takes stand at aquarium AN exhibit opened this week at Melbourne Aquarium will help raise cash for the Mornington Peninsulabased White Tag organisation. White Tag through its Tag For Life Trust finances research into the habits of great white sharks, which visit Corner Inlet, near Wilsons Promontory. Started by peninsula surfer Kent Stannard, White Tag has tracked white sharks moving from Corner Inlet up along the New South Wales coast and then north of Heron Island in Queensland. A White Tag team will later this month deploy “a curtain of receivers” near the promontory in the hope of tracking sharks fitted with transformers near Port Stephens in NSW.

The tags attached to the triangular dorsal fin of sharks relay their positions to the CSIRO in Hobart. When they come to the surface, surgically implanted acoustic tags are detected by receivers attached to moorings or existing structures such as channel markers. “White Tag offers a small but insightful window into the mysterious and misunderstood oceans that surround us and on which we are so reliant,” Mr Stannard said. “If we fail to do nothing, then we will be left to stand in ignorance if this world is threatened.” On Tuesday the Melbourne Aquarium launched a new exhibit to provide visitors with information about the latest white shark research. The exhibit in the foyer of the

aquarium includes a life-sized replica of a white shark as well as information about how the sharks are tagged and the latest locations of tagged sharks around the east coast. “This is the first step in making Melbourne Aquarium the home of white shark research and conservation in Australia,” aquarium curator Paul Hamilton said. “By providing a tangible experience where we can educate guests about white sharks in a fun and interactive way, we are creating an ever-growing community of people passionate about conserving this naturally rare, majestic and endangered species.” For more information, and to contribute to the Tag For Life program, visit www.whitetag.com.au or www.melbourneaquarium.com.au

Peninsula poachers jailed Frankston defended

By Mike Hast TWO abalone poachers from the peninsula have been given prison sentences for trafficking a commercial quantity of the endangered shellfish. On Friday 30 November in the County Court, Judge Mark Dean jailed Andrew Carpmael, 49, of Rosebud for 18 months with a minimum of nine months. Simon Hillman, of Rye, received a 12-month sentence suspended for two years. Each man pleaded guilty to one charge of trafficking a commercial quantity of abalone. The judge also banned the pair from having commercial abalone equipment, Carpmael for 10 years and Hillman for three. Hillman, a professional diver who works at Peninsula Hot Springs near

Rye, and Carpmael, a father of two who operates a bed and breakfast on Arthurs Seat and has worked as a naturopath, were arrested by Fisheries Victoria officers near a Chinese restaurant in Melbourne’s west two years ago. They had just transferred into the vehicle of a co-offender two hessian bags containing about 60 kilograms of abalone with a commercial value of $8000. Diving equipment including camouflaged wetsuits and night-vision googles also was found in their vehicle. The abalone was taken from waters in East Gippsland and Cape Otway over four months in 2010. The unnamed co-offender gave evidence against Hillman and Carpmael at an earlier contested committal hearing, and received a wholly suspended sentence for his part in the trade.

It was revealed Hillman and Carpmael had harvested commercial quantities of abalone six times in East Gippsland, and Hillmen had take abalone once from the Cape Otway area. Judge Dean said each load of abalone weighed between 30 and 60 kilograms. During his sentencing remarks, the judge said each man had participated in a “sophisticated and illegal abalone harvesting operation for profit”. Judge Dean said abalone was a valuable natural resource, “the harvest of which is strictly regulated by statute”. It was revealed Carpmael had two prior convictions related to poaching abalone, including one where he was found with $30,000 worth of the shellfish. Hillman had no related prior convictions. The maximum penalty for poaching abalone is 10 years in jail.

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Bats orphaned in Sydney, saved in Frankston By Mike Hast ORPHANED flying fox babies from Sydney are being looked after by volunteer wildlife carers in Frankston. The grey-headed flying foxes flew Qantas to Melbourne in late October and will be returned to Sydney in January by plane or car. Eleven are being cared for at Animalia Wildlife Shelter in Frankston and four at another shelter. The pups, as they are known, lost their mothers to electrocution and have been hand-fed with special formula by a team of volunteers working in shifts around the clock. Most are now feeding themselves, suckling on special teats and eating out of small dishes. Last week their adult canine teeth came through and small pieces of apple are now on the menu. In late October, Animalia founder Michelle Thomas received a call from the Sydney flying fox rescue centre run by WIRES, Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service. Wildlife carers could not cope with the number of rescued bats and faced the unenviable option of euthanasing some pups. Ms Thomas could not say no and put out the call for wildlife carers in the Frankston region to help her look after the bats, which were aged between three and five weeks. She said there were two theories about the large number of orphans. “Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens has been driving bats out of the gardens and they have been flying out and landing on power lines. Also, with the drought breaking two years ago, tree

growth has seen branches closer to power lines, which power companies have not been trimming fast enough.” One of the Animalia bats received special treatment. A young male named Fonzie arrived with a malformed wing. He was taken to Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre in Malvern East where vets put him under a general anaesthetic and, with guidance from Ms Thomas, made four small cuts to allow the wing bones to spread out. Special tape was then applied to the wing which is regrowing. “Fonzie has been flapping the wing as it heals; he didn’t even try before the operation,” Ms Thomas said. A female bat called Ali has regrown a hole the size of a 10 cent piece in her wing unassisted. Ms Thomas said rescue teams in two states were making the effort to save the bats as they are a threatened species that is essential to the health of Australia’s forests. “They pollinate and disperse seeds, which helps trees spread,” she said. Scientists say grey-headed flying foxes, the largest bat in Australia, leave their roosts at dusk and fly up to 50 kilometres to feed on pollen, nectar and fruit. They and three other flying fox species spread the pollen and seeds of a wide range of native Australian plants. The grey-headed flying fox is the only nectar and fruit-eating mammal to occupy large areas of subtropical rainforests and is a key to the survival and growth of forests. Ms Thomas said the bats are intelligent and special creatures with their own personalities.

Cute and precious: One of the 11 orphaned grey-headed flying foxes from Sydney that is being looked after by a wildlife rescue centre in Frankston. Picture: Alison Kuiter

“This is why we are making the effort and spending money on them.” The little bats are drinking cow’s milk with glucose and calcium added as well as pre-packaged pureed fruit. Fresh stone fruit will be on the menu in a week or so. Other needs include electric blankets, pure cotton bat wraps to sleep in, baby wipes and endless washing of bedding and towels.

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Charming two bedroom unit with plenty of potential offering generous size rooms, galley style kitchen leading to either lounge room or private rear yard. Features include all gas appliances, air-conditioner & seconds away from public transport & all that Cheltenham has to offer.

Nicely tucked away behind a mature front garden, this family home offers 3BR’s - master with FES & all bedrooms have BIR’s. Galley style kitchen with 900mm hotplates, granite bench tops & d/w, all leading to a massive open living area. Features include fully enclosed outdoor spa, double garage with access for boat, trailer or caravan.

1/87 BERNARD STREET

21 KURRAWA CRESCENT

PATTERSON LAKES

INSPECT SATURDAY 2.30-3.00pm

OFFERED AT $249,000

PATTERSON LAKES

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Retire in style in this well maintained unit. Offering two bedrooms, kitchen lounge room VXQÀOOHGGLQLQJDUHD)HDWXUHVLQFOXGHLWVSRVLWLRQEHLQJZLWKLQPHWUHVRIWKH Patterson Lakes Shopping Centre, gas heating, split system air conditioner & let’s not forget the unlimited lake views plus single lock up garage for your car

Hidden behind the front fence this home has three bedrooms, open plan living & dining, front private courtyard & large paved yard ideal for parking cars, boats, trade trailers etc. Location is excellent within easy walking distance to beach train & shops. A great home waiting for a new owner or ideal investment.

34 / 75-93 Gladesville Boulevard

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

91 VALETTA STREET

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

OFFERED AT $525,000

PATTERSON LAKES

OFFERED AT $649,000

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Totally renovated, this home will delight with 4BR’s - main with WIR & FES - open-plan living&dining plus beautiful and bright kitchen with plenty of cupboards. Sunny outdoor deck and private yard, single carport, extra car parking and storage cupboard. Walk to shops, bus and schools. This one is modern, fresh and just waiting for you.

This home has long water views from the two living rooms, kitchen & meals area. Three bedrooms all have BIR’s and main bedroom has FES. 2nd bathroom, separate laundry, sunny private courtyard and double garage. If you’re looking for location & convenience close to the shops, school & bus this home is a must see.

16 KURRAWA CRESCENT

INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT

244 McLeod Road

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL

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Classy cafe

All in the details

THIS popular cafe has been renovated and is well-equipped. There is seating for about 36 customers inside and the cafe has a nice courtyard. Situated on the Nepean Highway, it trades six days a week. Gluten-free products account for 95 per cent of sales and coffee sales average 12 kilograms a week. Also included is a twobedroom upstairs apartment.

OPERATING from a large, purpose-built factory, this car detailing business trades 5½ days a week. The equipment is less than 12 months old and includes one hoist. The business is well known among the many car yards in the area and services include custom detailing, paint refinishing, interior cleaning and repairs.

Coffee lounge, CHELSEA Price: $150,000 + stock of approx. $2500 Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Car detailing, FRANKSTON Price: $69,500 Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Business Sales Specialists www.latessabusiness.com.au

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 FLORIST 6HOOVĂ€RZHUVSODQWV JLIWVDOVR made to order hampers. Delivers in area, only one in this part of the Peninsula. Can be a single operation, beautifully presented shop and website.

$58,500 + sav

JUICE & YOGHURT BAR

FISH & CHIPS

SHOE RETAIL

INDUSTRIAL TAKEAWAY

Expected to sell quickly! Great food court location, near new equipment. Healthy food options inc soups. Currently fully managed, offers excellent opportunity for owner operator. N

Large modern shop in Somerville with good equipment including coolroom, large preparation area. Bright and well presented. Trades 6 ½ days, long lease, good potential to further increase takings.

URGENT SALE – HAPPY TO NEGOTIATE.

)DPLO\VKRHVKRSLPSUHVVLYH presentation, Main St location with no competition. Long lease options, easy to run with 1 staff + casual over Xmas period.

Lovely, large, modern shop trading 5 days 6am to 3pm. Seats 15 inside with smokers’ courtyard. Very smart exterior presentation. Rent is $1964 per month inclusive with long lease.

$60,000 + sav

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$70,000 + sav

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RETAIL DISCOUNT PRODUCTS Selling a huge variety of items from stationery, toys, hardware, party supplies and more. Trades 5 ½ days in shopping strip. Cheap rent.

$75,000 + sav

BRIDAL & FORMAL WEAR

TAKEAWAY

HAIR & BEAUTY

HAIR SALON

HAIR SALON

INDUSTRIAL TAKEAWAY

Well known in the area for school debs, well-stocked with bridal & formal wear for men, women & children, sale or hire. Opens 5 days, Est 3 years with experienced owner. N Website and facebook page.

Great location opposite station, selling chicken & pizza with deliveries. Opens daily from 11.30am. Well presented shop with good equipment. Established 8 years.

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6 cutting stations, 2 basins, spray tan room, waxing room, kitchen & laundry. Trades Tues to Sat. Computerised system, can be easily managed if desired. Bright,airy presentation.

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$100,000 + sav

$110,000 + sav

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$75,000 + sav

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$150,000 + sav

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$189,000 + sav

MASSAGE

Ducted vacuums, intercoms & security systems. 3 vehicles inc. Est 25 yrs, have all systems in place with established clients & supplier database.

Traditional Thai massage in 3 locations – Berwick (4 rooms) (5 rooms). Clean rooms, each venue has 3 foot massage chairs. Can be

Business: $190,000 + sav Freehold: $460,000

INDOOR PLAY CENTRE

LICENSED RESTAURANT

Est 15 yrs in M’ton. Has party room. Dress up room, disco room, large coffee/eat-in area with 15 tables & 120 chairs. New play equipment with large playing area, CCTV, amusement machines. Takeaway licence.

Seats 80, large kitchen, currently Chinese cuisine. However, this one needs much TLC and repairs, but it is in a good part of town NEin Sorrento. Call us for more information.

$275,000 + sav

MANUFACTURING Wire products manufacture and wholesale to nurseries, hardwares etc also Caribbean Gardens. Sketches & drawings included, willing to stay back and teach new NEowner. Needs to be relocated.

Ladies’shoes, handbags, gloves & jewellery etc. All quality merchandise with potential to add internet sales to website. Well known in M’ton, features in town fashion shows and events. Rent $1,933 pcm.

$160,000 + sav

$165,000 + sav

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Est 30+ years using fully treated Australian sourced timber. Written contracts with large corporate clients, 8 weeks work in advance, averaging 50 quotes a week. 3 NE vehicles included.

Great position in very busy shopping FHQWUHQHZO\ÂżWWHGLQODVW\UV+DV outside seating area, consultancy room , juice bar (can be sub-let). Promote organic products, specialty breads, competitive prices. Long lease.

Supplies local families, farms & holidaymakers with pet supplies and animal feed. Large showroom/factory with aquarium & hydrobath. All stock delivered, long lease, website.

$230,000 + sav (for all 3)

$235,000 + sav

$250,000 + sav

$259,000 + sav

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COMMERCIAL CLEANING Operating 15 years, weekly T/O ave $8776. 27 current clients inc Body Corps, hospital, medical centres, childcare centres, car yards, factories etc. Has uniform, vendor will assist with training & changeover.

$325,000

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$300,000 + sav

$315,000

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PET SHOP

2009 Hino 6 tonne truck in excellent condition picking up in Dandenong and delivering in northern suburbs. Set daily run, food industry, vendor to retire after 27 years.

Primary products inc all types of trailers, repairs also done. Consistent 72¿JXUHVZHOONQRZQTXDOLW\ products. Many repeat customers. Operates from vendor’s acreage, needs to be relocated. Est 17 yrs.

$355,000

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Huge premises with comfortable 3BR home, no opposition in high density residential area. Steady income, easy to operate. Well stocked with huge coolroom. Opens 7 days. Trial on $7,500 pw.

$150,000 + sav

FREEHOLD & LEASEHOLD

lease offered. Computer package

GENERAL STORE

LICENSED RESTAURANT

All manner of photography Trades Tues - Sun, 6-10pm. Seats Huge potential for enthusiastic requirements, custom framing, KDVEDU2)3FRPPHUFLDO person to relocate this business, will restoration. Prime Main St location, kitchen, dishwashing room. be fully trained. Work hours to suit, well known, good equipment. Training IXOO\ÂżWWHGRXW)RUGYDQFDQGRPRELOH Attractive presentation in prime will be given, vendor wishes to retire. area, Est 12 years, close to large repairs & sharpening. Clients inc *RRGSURÂżWV FDUSDUN)XOO\DLUFRQ KHDWHG groomers, vets etc.

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Resort style rated 4 star, 8 units + 2 storey residence on 1HA. Pool, tennis court, children’s playground, large storage, BBQ areas, laundry. Located Phillip Is, popular tourist destination.

$600,000 + sav

$750,000 + sav

CONTRACT LASER CUTTING

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AROUND THE REGION

Water HQ gets the nod By Keith Platt PLANS for the city’s largest building are expected to be approved by Frankston Council on Monday 3 December. Councillors gave “in principle� approval to the new South East Water headquarters before seeing any drawings and the council has already accepted $4 million for the site. The offices will house 700 workers and according to Frankston Council CEO Dennis Hovenden “will continue to give back to our community, in terms of future job opportunities and a projected annual injection into the economy of $225 million each year�. As a government instrumentality South East Water will not pay rates. “While we acknowledge the site is tight for development, it is the best option to ensure we can activate the creek,� Mr Hovenden said. He said suggested alternative sites were “not desirable� and seemed to tie approval of the South East Water development to the government upgrading the transit interchange and “possibly electrify the train line to Baxter�. The government is also under pressure to honour a pre-election promise to spend $2.5 million to remove silt from the creek. The block-wide, 32-metre high building will dwarf and block sea views of its neighbour, the 20-metre Landmark building at the corner of Wells St and Nepean Highway. It will cover the creekside car park running between Wells and Playne

streets. Only the nearby Peninsula Centre, undergoing redevelopment as an apartment complex, will be higher. Long Island Residents’ Association has labelled the planning process an “outrageous abuse� and a “secretive, arrogant and contemptuous treatment of the Frankston community�. Spokesman Rob Thurley said more time was needed “to extend a car port� than what is being required for the city’s biggest project for 25 years. He said development in the centre of the city on the banks of Kananook Creek should “receive the fullest public debate�. Mr Thurley said the sudden release of architect’s plans did not give the public adequate time to comment before the council meeting. “Worse still, from SEW’s own communication to its staff, it appears that the council approval of the design has already been pre-determined, so public release is just a charade [and] will have no effective impact at all,� Mr Thurley said. “This follows a totally secret deal to sell the strategic site – earmarked as predominantly public space – for a peppercorn price and a further secret deal to circumvent council’s own strict planning laws on building height and mass.� The council’s planning committee will “review� the plans for the new building, which then go to the state government architect to make a recommendation to Planning Minister Matthew Guy. Council gave early “in principle� approval to the proposed building, waiv-

Across the block: The new South East Water building will stretch from Wells to Playne streets and dwarf its neighbour, the Landmark building.

ing planning scheme building heights and fast-tracking negotiations with South East Water. Since announcing Frankston as the chosen location, council and South East Water have mounted a sustained public relations exercise to pave the way for the water utility’s new headquarters on the banks of Kananook Creek. Briefings have been held with “key

stakeholder� groups, including the Kananook Creek Association, Long Island Residents’ Association and Frankston Beach Association. The latest briefing was on 28 November. The Long Island association says it has “at least 11 major issues� with the proposal, which “should be fully debated with the community�. “The council’s role must be the trust-

ed umpire, not the gung-ho developer. A massive conflict of community interest arises when the planning and developer role are not properly separated.� The 11 issues listed at www.longislandresidents.wordpress.com include a call for residents to pressure council into deferring approval for the South East Water’s high-rise office block and rescinding the waiver on building height.

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SHORT STORY

‘Rescue’ by Deborah Williams Patterson Lakes resident Deborah Williams’ short story entitled ‘Rescue’ won the 2012 Kingston Libraries Short Story Competition. See page 5 for further details and interview with author Deborah Williams. This is her award-winning story.

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SAT on the steps of the Life Saving Club watching the couple gingerly shuffle into the green water. It was obvious they weren’t regular beach-goers; they were waist-deep when they paused and she leaned into his skinny chest, her face upturned like a buttercup, golden in the evening sun. I couldn’t hear the words, but he abruptly stepped back and she teetered for a moment, before reaching out for support that was quickly shrugged off. He turned back to the shore, motioning to his mate, who was waiting at their esky. “Get us another beer, Robbo.” His voice clear across the flat water, as he crumpled his empty can, and dropped it into the sea. “Whatcha last slave die of? Come and get it yourself DJ.” Robbo dangled the can provocatively and the pimply youth with rat-tail hair stumbled through the water to get it. They’d arrived at the beach earlier, the two boys comically conspicuous in black jeans and muscle T-shirts that served only to emphasise what they lacked, followed by the girl who wasstruggling to carry their heavy esky. The sand was white hot and Robbo had claimed the esky for his seat, forcing DJ to share a scrap of towel with the girl. Every time I glanced over at the boys I could see them nudging each other and hear their loud comments as bikini clad girls passed by. Occasionally they walked to the water’s edge, being loud and obnoxious oblivious to the dirty looks they got from the families sitting nearby. The girl sat there quietly, patiently waiting, for what I did not know. But finally as the sun was setting, she must have convinced the boy DJ to go into the water with her. My eyes went back to the rejected girl standing so still in the sea. The moment I witnessed between them seemed to carry such weight as if some hope had been dashed and I felt for her disappointment. I watched her

raise the beer can to her lips, tipping her head right back when suddenly the can was air-borne, its reflection spinning in the last of the sun’s rays, like a shooting star before being doused in the water. She had fallen backwards, arms and legs thrashing at every angle until the sea swallowed her up and there was nothing but flat green water turning to black as the sun disappeared below the horizon. I took off towards the water, yelling to her mates as I passed them. I pushed out to the spot where I thought she had gone down and started diving into the blackness. Suddenly I felt something brush against my leg and I grabbed what thankfully was her arm and brought her to the surface. I flipped her over, she wasn’t breathing, but by now a couple from the beach had arrived to help me carry her ashore and we laid her out on the sand. “Someone call an ambulance,” I said. Darkness was falling fast, a few

people came over to see what had happened, but her two pals took their time walking down to the water’s edge. Finally they stood before me, toepoking the sand and looking anywhere but at the unconscious girl at their feet. “What’s her name?” I asked, as I cleared her airway. “Sarah,” mumbled the one called Robbo. “What happened out there?” I directed my question to DJ. “How should I know?” said her Romeo. “I was back here with him.” He jerked his head towards Robbo. Robbo answered with something unintelligible. I tilted Sarah’s head back. “What did you say?” I was finding my anger hard to hide. “I think she has those fit things,” muttered Robbo. “You mean she’s an epileptic?” I said preparing to do mouth to mouth. “Yeah, she had one of those seizure things at school once.” He answered. “Geez Robbo, I didn’t know that… how bloody embarrassing. You shoul-

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da told me.” He gave Robbo a shove and they both staggered away. My attention returned to Sarah. I guessed her age to be about sixteen and as I pressed my lips onto Sarah’s blue ones, I willed her to breathe.Finally there was a cough and a spurt of water from her mouth, and in the distance I heard the welcome sound of a siren. I turned her onto her side as the seawater, beer and pain flowed from her lips. She was crying and hiccoughing into the sand and trying to talk. Finally she stopped and rolled onto her back. I took her hand and told her she’d had a mild fit but she was safe now. “DJ? Did DJ see me….oh God,” she groaned and I heard the anguish in her voice. “Don’t worry about him; just lay still, the medics are on their way. You’ll need to go to hospital.” I stared into hurt eyes that shone with tears. “Is DJ still here?” she asked quietly. “I can’t see him at the moment,” I hedged ‘but right now I need you to

concentrate on breathing and stay calm. I’m sure he’s back up there on the beach. “No, it’s over; he’ll never want to be with me now.” Her shoulders started to shake and the sobs began in earnest. The medics were running towards us, I willed her to feel the strength in my hand, to see the message in my eyes and I wondered whether I should say the words. “Anyone with her?” said the medic as he placed her on the stretcher. I stood up and searched in the darkness for the boys but there was nothing except for an overturned esky surrounded by empty beer cans scattered in the sand. “No.” I said, and felt a cool breeze on my back. The beach was deserted, the southerly change had arrived and I hadn’t even noticed. “Great rescue, mate,” he said and patted my back. I hoped so.

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Myotherapy massage EVER woken up in the morning with a sore neck, back or shoulders but continued your day without giving it another thought? The majority of the population continue to live their busy day-to-day lives constantly suffering from musculoskeletal pain without giving it a second thought or even seeking treatment for it. In today’s society, many of us are stuck behind a desk for the majority of the day causing us to suffer from postural stress and muscular pain, this is where myotherapy can help you. Myotherapy is a form of manual hands-on therapy that involves the assessment, treatment and pain management of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Patterson Allied Health’s myotherapists Christine and Stephanie can not only treat the symptoms of your pain but can also use their advanced clinical skills to identify the exact cause. Conditions that can be treated with myotherapy include muscle aches and strains, headaches/

migraines, pre and post-natal pregnancy pain, postural problems, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome. Whether you prefer a full session of hands-on remedial massage or a combination of different treatment types, myotherapy is the answer to your problems. Treatment techniques include remedial/deep tissue massage, dry needling, myofascial cupping, lymphatic drainage, trigger point therapy, pre and post-natal pregnancy treatment, use of TENS machine, exercise prescription, joint mobilization and nutritional advice. If you have had enough of suffering from pain and discomfort and want to improve your overall quality of life, call Patterson Allied Health and book in an appointment with one myotherapists Stephanie or Christine who work at both clinics. Patterson Lakes Podiatry is at Shop 7 & 8 Harbour Plaza, Thompson Road. Call 9776 1600 to book an appointment with a myotherapist.

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Hamburgers versus existentialism SOME questions demand an answer. In this category, I’d include the queries: what’s the time, who are you and, of course, do you know the way to San Jose? Then there are other questions we end up spending our whole lives trying to answer. Why are we here? Does my existence in an infinite universe really matter? Exactly when did Shane Warne start looking like a police identikit picture? But there is a third category. These are questions that demand not so much an answer as another question. Or, if not a further inquiry, then the kind of silence that only deep, deep space can rival. Into this category I would put the following: would you like that in a meal? I had just placed an order at a fast food restaurant. Specifically, I had requested a burger, chips and an orange juice. Having repeated my order into a microphone, the young person pushed away his ample fringe and through a mouthful of braces that would undoubtedly prevent him from entering most of the county’s airports, asked me a question that stopped me dead in my tracks. Would you like that in a meal? To be brutally honest, when ordering the burger, the chips and, indeed, the drink, I had done so in the full belief that these items would almost certainly constitute a meal. This inclination was only strengthened by the fact that I had placed the order at something quite brazenly calling itself a restaurant rather than, say, a laundromat. Had I asked for a burg-

er, chips and a drink at the hairdressers or written it down on a withdrawal slip before handing it to bank teller number three, they would be well within their rights to ask this question. But surely such enquiries are unnecessary at a restaurant? I don’t pretend to be an expert, but I’ve always imagined that meals are pretty much the entire point of restaurants. I’m yet to discover an eatery that both serves food and prepares your tax return, even though that would be awesome. It’s little wonder I was so confused. As I stood, slack of jaw, a very long and (quite probably) very hungry queue of people formed behind me. No doubt the people had made the same rookie mistake I had and were lining up in the genuine belief that they were about to order a meal rather

than be confronted with one of the greatest existential challenges of this age or any other. The young man standing opposite me, whose jaw was even slacker than mine and wore a name badge that said “Algernon”, let his mouth hang open like the 18th hole. Between us, we looked like a pair of sideshow alley clowns. Part of the reason for my confusion has to be that I’m ignorant of the other available options. What happens if I decide not to have them in a meal? Will the burger no longer be a burger? And if meat, lettuce, cheese and tomato interspersed between two halves of a bun is not a burger then – in the name of all that is holy – what is it? Because if a burger is not a burger, then the Hamburglar would have to be the most deeply misunderstood and

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wrongly persecuted individual in living memory. That’s to say nothing of the drink and chips. Perhaps I should have been more confident. When asked whether I would like my hamburger, chips and drink in a meal, I should have said “no” in a loud and commanding voice, before adding, “I’d like them in a poem. Preferably a haiku but, if push comes to shove, a limerick will suffice”. Had Algernon’s face not already been an emotional black hole, this would surely have tipped it into a sentimental abyss. I should have asked for my order in a bouquet. Or maybe a Ford Focus. Or a pair of slimming trousers. Then again, perhaps I’d misunderstood the question. It could easily be that young Algernon was not asking me whether

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THE Beach Boys have been singing about summer, the beach, surfing, girls and hot rods for 50 years. Inspired by the Everly Brothers, Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson began performing together with their cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine in 1961. The band signed to Capitol Records in 1962 and their music gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a southern California youth culture. For music fans raised on the harmonies and melodies that defined a generation, The Beach Boys 50th anniversary was celebrated with an album featuring all new material and a 75-date world tour. The Beach Boys played to sold out crowds and received rave reviews at every stop, from Hollywood Bowl to its conclusion at London���s Wembley Arena with an epic 55- song set. The excitement of the 2012 tour lives forever on DVD and Blu-Ray: The Beach Boys: Live in Concert 50th Anniversary Tour. The DVD comes hot on the heels of a remarkably productive year for the band, which saw the release of their first album in 16 years, That’s Why God Made the Radio (Capitol), and The Beach Boys: Doin’ it Again, which features live performances, behind the scenes footage from the 2012 recording sessions, as well as never before seen film of the 1966 Good Vibrations recording sessions, and moving tributes to founding members Carl and Dennis Wilson. The Beach Boys: Live in Concert 50th Anniversary includes all the hits including Do it Again, Little Deuce Coupe, Sloop John B, and Good Vibrations. www.capitolrecords.com and www.thebeach boys.com *** THE Melbourne season of the award-winning play War Horse has been extended even before it starts. Representatives of the National Theatre of Great Britain and Global Creatures said the extension was due to high demand for tickets to the multiple Tony and Olivier award-winner. Extra performances over three additional weeks at the Arts Centre Melbourne’s State Theatre CHK go on sale this week. Praised by critics and audiences alike, the Australian premiere of War Horse is at the State Theatre on New Year’s Eve and there will be preview performances from 23 December. War Horse is a theatrical blockbuster play (not a musical) that has taken worldwide au-

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diences on an emotionally charged journey via amazing production elements, superb talent and imagination. At its heart are astonishing puppets strong enough for people to ride, created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing, galloping and charging horses to life on the stage. The 33 Australian cast members include actors and puppeteers. Nick Stafford’s stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s book War Horse tells the story of Joey, the beloved horse of a boy called Albert, who is sold to the cavalry at the outbreak of the First World War. Shipped to France, Joey is soon caught up in enemy fire and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before ending up alone in no man’s land. Although not old enough to enlist, Albert embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. Season runs 2 January to 3 March. Book on 1300 182 183 or 136 100. www.artscentremelbourne.com.au and www. warhorseaustralia.com *** WHEN your first single from the Grease album, the biggest movie musical of all time, is the chart-topping You’re the One That I Want and becomes the bestselling duet in pop music history, it’s a tough act to follow. Almost 35

years later, John Travolta and Olivia NewtonJohn have combined their iconic voices for This Christmas. The duo will donate their proceeds from the album to the Jett Travolta Foundation and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne. The album contains one original song, the aptly titled I Think You Might Like It, the sequel to the duo’s Grease smash hit of all those years ago. It, too, has been written and produced by John Farrar. “John Farrar was just as hard on me now as he was then,” laughs Travolta. “We went for perfection on it. It was really fun to do that,” Newton-John said. Songs include Baby it’s Cold Outside, Silent Night, White Christmas, and Deck the Halls (featuring James Taylor). www.jett-travolta-foundation.org and www. oliviaappeal.com Top 10 albums

1. Doin’ it Again – The Beach Boys (Capitol) 2. Take the Crown – Robbie Williams (EMI) 3. Monster – Kiss 4. Down Under Nuggets 1965-1965 – various (Festival) 5. Merry Christmas, Baby – Rod Stewart (Verve) 6. Grrr! – The Rolling Stones (Polydor) 7. Michael Buble Christmas – Michael Buble 8. Celebration Day 2CD/DVD – Led Zeppelin (Atlantic) 9. Psychedelic Pill – Neil Young & Crazy Horse (Warner) 10. This Christmas – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

DORA rang me to seek advice about Cleetis, her husband of 48 years. She was at her wits’ end and wanted to know what to do about Cleetis’s “debenture” (Dora was originally a blonde). I immediately engaged my financial brain to help them. Financial advice is pretty easy: draw a line down the middle of a page, write all income on the left, expenditure on the right, and ensure expenditure does not exceed income. All the yuppies reading this beware! This is truth. Dora told me Cleetis was becoming hard to live with and the noise was driving her insane. On enquiring how “noise” affected finances, she explained it was the constant slamming of the toilet seat that made her want to scream. I must admit that even I was having trouble keeping up with this train of events. Dora explained that since Cleetis had suffered “debenture” he spent an inordinate time on toilet duties. So much so he would go to the toilet, lift the lid (it had taken her more than 30 years to train him to put the seat down) and then she would hear it flush. No sooner than this happened, Cleetis, or Cleet as she called him for short, would attempt to repeat the process because “he didn’t seem to know if he was going or coming”. Cleet had also taken to wandering and was often brought home by nice ladies. He seemed to like this and wandered a lot, certainly enough to worry Dora. Dora also said the only clothing he wanted to wear was his brown cardigan and green corduroy trousers, his favourite apparel before he sold his Volvo. Now, all you people who are laughing please stop and take a reality check because some of you will travel this route. Actually I can see you, and you over there, and the bloke over there drinking a stubby are prime candidates for “debenture”. Poppy’s solution This is a hard one to deal with so bear with me. I did not want to belittle the issue because so many of us are heading down this road, and good advice is hard to obtain. Not only that, the problem of the toilet seat to date remains unsolved. I advised Dora to buy a large name tag and put her phone number and address on it and pin on Cleet’s brown cardigan so the nice ladies could bring him home. I said buy a Meyer lemon tree and plant it in the backyard and train Cleet in the irrigation thereof. Dora also asked me if it was okay for her to occasionally have something to keep her spirits up. I suggested stubbies, but Dora told me she didn’t want to go down the path of that bloke drinking the stubbies previously mentioned, and would sherry be all right. Poor Dora, she didn’t know that “sherry” no longer exists due to naming rights, and I told her to ask for sweet fortified wine instead, and to ensure she partakes of it for medicinal purposes only.

A Grain of Salt YOU have to wonder how any of us survived if half of what the Australian Medical Association tells us is true. Lately it’s drinking alcohol causes prostate cancer. The AMA pronouncements regularly thrown our way are given with a superior air of certainty similar to indoctrination. Take prostate or breast cancer treatment. You discover “Oh no, they don’t go down that track anymore; they do it this way”. What was wrong with the other way? No answer; just moving on to another form of current certainty. I don’t mind that they’ve changed course 1000 times in the past 100 years; I do mind they always retain this “holier than thou” attitude. “Hospitals need to know that the appropriate amount of alcohol for a pregnant woman is zero.” “The baby doesn’t have a freedom of choice.” Is that like the freedom of choice offered to single mother babies during the 1950s-1970s? The only freedom of choice in our world on matters medical is the AMA’s choice, always subject to change. As for the cigarette packets; that’s really sick. Smoking causes blindness? Not according to what I was told at 14. Did I stop for nothing? Shades of A Clockwork Orange in the 1970s on behavioural therapy and the idea of showing the sick man those dreadful images to condition him in an effort to remove

his vice from his psyche. Using this form of medical knowledge (?) to control people is dangerous. We wait patiently for the return of freedom of choice and comfort ourselves with the knowledge that our government receives $14 billion yearly from tobacco excise and millions more from alcohol and medications. I recall seeing a sign at a swimming pool: “Do not swim fast”. I wonder if the AMA was responsible. *** RALPH Blewitt, former union “bagman” who’s been speaking out against Julia (and arguably loose with the truth according to his sister), has been described as “a confessed patron of Balinese brothels”. What’s that got to do with the price of fish? Poor Julie Bishop stepped up a class taking on Queen Julia; always fun to see two hard-hitting females go toe to toe. Julie was out of her league, but credit where it’s due; she had a red hot go. I suspect the fat lady has yet to sing. *** IGNORANT parochialism is alive and well, every day in every way. Perhaps some connection with the main body of Herald Sun readers; heaps of correspondence from weird, whinging contributors. Hey, we came second to Switzerland (The Economist) in “which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in

the years ahead”. Try SBS News for a genuine perspective. It can become a health hazard reading those letters. If symptoms persist, see your health care professional. What exactly is a health care professional? Doctors have a recorded message for all patients: “take these antibiotics and stop smoking and drinking”. Chemists will suggest a form of relaxation pill as will health shops but the same pill comes at exorbitant prices. Health shop owners cheer when you enter. The coffee shops supply the Herald Sun so one becomes stuck with it. The Age is a cheap form of Serepax. I read some good comedy from Andrew Bolt, who describes himself as “a rare conservative journalist” rather than the obvious “right-wing you know what”. I shall hibernate/ponder for a month from the Christmas/January passing parade of beautiful ladies and that ugly carnival. As Bobby Menzies would say, “I did but see them passing by”. *** THE wonderful realisation by a mother released from her Malaysian jail that the children she deserted as babies were now so important to her; she wants them back; such sweet heartwrenching stuff. Then, of course, the honesty of the Catholic clergy shining through like a Point Lonsdale beacon on the blink; comparing this with a 30-year-old female teacher caught

having consensual sex with a testosterone strapping 16-year-old student; losing her job and placed on the sex offenders list for years. Not to worry, we are having a Royal Commission. A two-year hearing? Plus six months to write the report, another six for the pollies to consider it. Three years minimum should shut us up. Why not simply do the Ballarat area as a starter? Worry not; we have Victoria’s new anti-corruption legislation, which is likely to bring crooks (not including politicians) to justice within a time frame of never. Justice is a misnomer. *** AND so it came to pass in downtown roundabout city Rye that another roundabout appeared, on the corner of Lyons and Nelson streets, which was envisaged before Aldi reneged on building a new store. “Traffic management,” they explained. If nothing else it caught the amused attention of us suffering residents. No matter the necessity for a roundabout one block down – Collingwood into Lyons, dog leg to Sullivan where the real road confusion lies. Progress is progress? Here’s a suggestion for you busy bees in council: double the size of the street signs along Melbourne Rd. Dangerous enough all year, but dynamite during January. Hello! Are you there? Also, apparently the Collingwood

By Cliff Ellen street sign keeps getting stolen; who by?” *** RANDOM thoughts: I fancy Collingwood as the baby’s name, assuming a boy obviously. Go Kate. Well played, Ricky Ponting; a wonderful effort. But the best batsman since Bradman? They’re kidding. A ceasefire after eight days of death and destruction and the Palestinians respond with “God has intervened”? Television tells me Home and Away is “outstanding drama”. Very funny. Why do members of the Wilderness Society in Tassie look exactly like you’d expect wilderness society members to look? Finally, a tip for the females: with obvious exceptions, it’s not up to the male; never was, never will be. Females should realise that the “fear of refusal” lies deep within. The first sign must come from the female. “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Albert Einstein. Adios amigos. cliffie9@bigpond.com

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Old Boys’ bats fail as top Dogs make hay PROVINCIAL By IT Gully PENINSULA Old Boys’ fall from grace continued on Saturday when it was bundled out for a miserly 112 against Heatherhill in MPCA Provincial cricket. The once powerful Old Boys have taken a dive in recent times and the lowly ranked Hills made them look second-rate once again on day one of the last game for 2012. The Hills are just 45 runs from victory with seven wickets in hand after scoring 3/66 by the end of the day. Earlier, Heatherhill’s Ben Frith was dominant with the cherry, claiming 5/36, while Jake Theobald made his

presence felt in snaring 2/9. Skipper Matty Meagher was at his best and picked up two wickets. The Hills’ Dean Shaw top-scored with 27 when the run chase began. Mornington’s Rob Hearn and Ben Clements were at it again on Saturday against Long Island, putting the team in a good position after the first day, Hearn scoring 138 and Clements 66. Hearn has been a revelation for the Doggies since joining last season, while Clements hasn’t put a foot wrong since returning from Frankston Peninsula a few rounds ago. Anthony Gapes made 26 for the Dogs. Sorrento is in a commanding position against neighbour Rye after rolling the team for just 133.

A lot was expected of the Demons this season with a number of recruits, including the legendary Darren Groves from Frankston Peninsula, but the Demons have failed to fire a shot so far. Ben Ashworth with 27 and Aaron Vernon with 26 were the best of the Demons’ bats, while the wickets were shared around for the Sharks. In reply, the visitors have lost one wicket, but Nick Jewell is still at the crease on 25 not out. His side is 1/29 heading into day two of the clash. Mt Eliza sensation Justin Grant can do it all. He can turn a match on its head with his bowling ability or score runs. On Saturday against Ballam Park, it was Grant’s day with the willow, scoring a sensational 112.

Haydn Gavine, who hasn’t played a lot of senior cricket due to being one of the state’s best up-and-coming AFL field umpires, grabbed his opportunity in the First XI and helped himself to 66. The Mounties are on track for a comfortable outright win. The home side bowled Ballam Park out for just 89, opening quick Sam Creffield tearing through the Knights’ bats, taking 6/54. Lyle House continued his fantastic season with 4/23. The Mounties have 75 overs this weekend to bowl the Knights out again and chase the required runs for the 20 points. History says Mt Eliza won’t need to bat again. Moorooduc is in all sorts of trouble

against Crib Point after being skittled for just 131 on Saturday. Luke Herrington was again sensational for the Pies with 3/15, Henry Dolphin was a nuisance with 2/29 and Symes and Barclay each picked up two wickets. In reply, Dolphin is still at the crease for the Pies with the score looking okay at 2/49. In the final game, Baxter has some work to do against Mt Martha after the home side scored a competitive 180. Dave Sands was the best of the Reds’ bats with 64. Baxter shared the bowling workload with Dale Irving the pick with 3/26. Matters snared 3/38 and Adrian Mack was economical in taking 2/9.

Blues skittled by Parkers as Braves’ ton-maker helps set Ridge a task DISTRICT By IT Gully HASTINGS is in enormous trouble in its match against Delacombe Park in MPCA District cricket after a disastrous day with the bat in the round six match, bowled out for less than 100. The Blues lost their first six wickets before the score had past 50. Scott Phillips and Timmy Birch are usually the prize scalps for the Blues and both were sent packing for just 10 on Saturday. Brad Watson was among the runs in the last match, but was removed for one, and youngster Chris Sawosz, better known for his bowling, was given the opening job and lost his wicket without scoring. It was a tough assignment for the youngster, given that Stuart Anderson and Chris Brittain were throwing down thunderbolts early. Isuru Dias, who usually does quality work with the ball for the Blues, was left with little choice but to produce something special with the bat. He obliged with 26, Hastings’ top score. Chris Brittain finished the afternoon with five wickets for the Parkers. He is starting to find on a regular basis the devasting form that can tear sides apart. It’s going to be an early day for the teams on day two, the visitors needing just 62 runs to win with nine wickets in

hand when they resume at 1/34, chasing just 95. Baden Powell’s Anjula Perera scored a century on Saturday as his side amassed 8/325 against Main Ridge. Perera is in his second season with the Braves after spending his debut year in the MPCA with Langwarrin. The nuggety little left-hander was superb on Saturday and has put his side in a fantastic position to pick up a win at the Ridge, always a tough task. Main Ridge skipper Brendan Rossborough was the pick of his side’s bowlers with 2/66, and Jason Albress snared 2/72 in what proved to be a tough day for the bowlers. Langwarrin coach Mark Cooper enjoyed his longest time at the crease on Saturday against Seaford with a season-high top score of 81. Cooper enjoyed a solid opening partnership with Simon McEvoy (41), while reigning medal winner David Ross has continued to be a nuisance with the bat since returning and scored 32. Danny Weare chipped in with 27 for the Kangas to help the home side to 8/236. Chris Cleef was the best of the Seaford bowlers with 3/65. Shaun Foster was at his run-scoring best on Saturday for Carrum in its match against Boneo. Foster scored 70 of Carrum’s 233, while Dylan Steed also was among the runs with 59. Daniel Polson ensured

he remained one of the competition’s highest run-scorers with 30. Ryan Jellie snared 2/37 for Boneo to be his side’s most economical bowler, and Glen Peterson was chief wickettaker with figures of 3/35. Pines will need to be at its best with the bat after Somerville posted a competitive score of 8/196 on a good track at Eric Bell Reserve. Craig Black top-scored for the Eagles with an unbeaten 61, and Ben Delaney was next best with 31. A number of other batsmen got starts but couldn’t go on with the job. Ricky Ramsdale was the pick of the Piners’ bowlers with 4/68, while the spiritual leader of the team, Brett Remy, was superb with 2/27. Nick Wilcox is fast becoming one of the quality all rounders in the competition and helped himself to 2/46. Frankston YCW will need to produce something it hasn’t been able to do since its premiership years – score 300 runs. Flinders batted first against the Stonecats on Saturday and put together a score of 307. Nathan Hunt was the main run-scorer with 84, while Tim Clarke was next best with 65. Several Flinders players got among the runs with Power getting 44, Beggs 35 and Morsman an unbeaten 28.

Reach and leap: Hastings’ Isuru (Izzy) Dias stretches for a catch during the game against Delacombe Park. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Hillmen and Buds fight hard for supremacy SUB-DISTRICT By IT Gully ROSEBUD is in an unexpected position against the side most likely to challenge it for the title, Red Hill. The ladder leaders batted first on Saturday on their home deck after losing the toss and being sent in. It was a baffling decision by Hillmen coach Simon Dart but it paid immediate dividends. Greg McCann and Darren Kerr have been sensational for the Buds this sea-

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son opening the innings, but both were back to the shed on Saturday before the score had reached 10. Ross Corfield was on fire early for the Hillmen and responsible for getting rid of both openers. Without Maher in the line-up, coming in at three, it was going to be interesting to see how the Buds stood up to the pressure. They were quickly 3/21 before Leigh Parslow (30) and Peter Doughty (22) got the Buds back on track. Brian

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Doughty then scored 20 and number 11 Scott Millar contributed 22 to help the home side to a slightly less than reasonable 158. The Hillmen should get the runs, but Rosebud is slick with the ball and is capable of getting the 10 wickets. Balnarring’s purple patch continued when it scored 273 against Tootgarook. Brendan Saker was again at his best with the bat, top-scoring with 79, while Chris Murphy helped himself to 42 and

Timmy Jessup 38. The Tooters are 0/2 in reply. Corey Hand was at his mercurial best on Saturday for Seaford Tigers against French Island, scoring an unbeaten 100. With O’Neil scoring 49 and Burgdorf 38, the Tigers were able to put together 9/279. Pearcedale is 1/29 in reply to Skye’s 173 after day one of their round six match. Skye was in some early trouble at

5/54, before Tim Koeford scored 42, Rob Gruer 28 and Darcy Merlo 26. Lachlan Cross and Justin Heysham were the pick of the Pearcedale bowlers with 3/24 and 3/32 respectively. Jedd Savage top-scored for Dromana with 59 and Mark Whitehead was among the runs again with 26 to help the side to a competitive 175 against Carrum Downs. Simon Worker was the best of the Cougars’ bowlers with 4/24, and Chamara Perera snared 2/32.


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Fishing on the water, pier and land ON THE LINE

roads in Mt Martha. Linley Point and Schnapper Point in Mornington also are worth a go. Rock anglers regularly catch squid, garfish, salmon, whiting and snapper. Best bait is squid, mussels and garfish, and best times are first and last light. Use bomb or snapper sinkers as they are less prone to snag, but spoon sinkers are the best. While the peninsula offers many ocean rock platforms, they are dangerous places and not recommended for beginners.

By Paul “Tracker” Pingiaro SUMMER holidays are all about family, fun, rest and relaxation. Fishing is this and so much more to many people. Whether you’re a serious angler or a weekend dangler, the Mornington Peninsula and southeast region has much to offer. Fishing crosses generations and gender lines, making it Australia’s number one recreational pastime. Here are a few tips about where to get a feed of fish, from blue water sport fishing adventures to casting a fly at trout.

Freshwater fishing

On the bays FOR those venturing out on boats, it’s fair to say snapper is the number one target. Snapper are best targeted from Mt Martha to Carrum in Port Phillip and from Cowes to Warneet in Western Port. The best time to get on the “reds” is first and last light, and the change of tide. Best bait is squid, silver whiting, pilchards, red rockets and garfish. Best location is between 16 and 21 metres of water. I always fish a running sinker rig for snapper and never use a wire trace, 1-2 metres of 40-60lb monofilament is fine. Another summer hit with fishos is the highly prized King George whiting. Anglers chasing whiting find success off Warneet, Yaringa, Tyabb, Stony Point, Balnarring and Somers in Western Port, and from Rosebud to Mt Eliza in Port Phillip. Best bait is squid, nippers, mussels, sandworm and pippies. Best results come from fishing the weed beds and reef edges in 4-6 metres of water. The best rig is a running sinker rig for slow-moving water or a paternoster rig for fast water. A size 6 to 4 long shank or wide gap hook is the best bet for hooking whiting. For those wanting to put calamari in the pan, Flinders, Cat Bay, Tyabb Bank and Somers are the hot spots for some giants in Western Port, while the biggies are also found at Portsea, Sorrento and Point Lonsdale in Port Phillip. The big inky critters are best tempted with fresh silver whiting or size 3.5-4.5 prawn imitation jigs. For anglers after normal squid, try Hastings to Warneet in Western Port and Mt Martha, Mornington, and Mt Eliza in Port Phillip. These areas are best fished with a size 2.5 squid jig tied directly to the line. Use a variety of different coloured jigs, but as a rule expect bright

Lunch for two and a half men: Clint, Ryder and Paul with a ripping Port Phillip flathead.

jigs to work best on bright days and dull jigs to work best on dull days. Another Victorian favourite is flake and there is no better flake than gummy shark. The best places to try are West Entrance, Cowes, Hastings and Boucher and Boulton channels in Western Port. In Port Phillip, try the channels off Rye, Rosebud and Sorrento or the deep water off Mt Martha and Mornington. Best bait for gummies is fresh squid, garfish and salmon as well as cured eel. The best rig is a running sinker rig with a pair of size 6/0 hooks tied to a 60-80lb monofilament leader. Use burley and be patient; the gummy is a hound shark and finds food by smell, so there is no point burleying up a place for an hour and then moving. The best time for a gummy is two hours either side of the tide.

On the ocean FOR boaties who want to hit the blue water, there are a few places within reach of the peninsula. King fish can be found off ocean bommies from Barwon Heads to Kilcunda. The best method is to trawl lures or baits using 15-24kg equipment. In search of a toothy? Mako, blue, whaler and thrasher sharks are on the cards if you “chum up” in 40-80metres of water in Bass Strait, which also holds some great bottom fishing for flathead, school and gummy shark.

Some of the hotspots include Flinders bank, Rye and Phillip Island.

Hire a boat YOU don’t need to own a boat to catch a fish. You can venture out in a hire boat and do things at your own pace or join a fishing charter. In Port Phillip, snapper is the number one target, but flathead squid, whiting, salmon and garfish are also common captures by people in hire boats. In Western Port, anglers in hire boats target gummy shark, whiting, elephant fish and flathead with great success. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a boat licence to hire a boat and with prices starting at about $130 for a four-person boat for four hours, it’s a cost-effective way to get the family on the water. This time of year, fishing charter boats target many different species. From sharks to snapper and flathead to squid, there is sure to be a charter operator to suit your requirements. Prices range from about $50 to $150 a person depending on the type of fish targeted, boat and number of people on board.

Beach fishing FOR those who prefer a land-locked option, surf, rock, pier and fresh water fishing are all on offer. During the hot summer months, surf fishing is a popular option. The surf beaches at Portsea, Rye, Gunnamatta and Point Leo are great for salmon during the day. At night, gummy shark

and even mulloway is a possibility. Fish deep gutters and rips, indicated by areas where fewest breaking waves occur. Fish an hour either side of the tide or at sunrise and sunset. Use pilchards, blue bait and pippies during the day, and salmon, squid and pilchards at night. The best rig for general fishing is a two dropper paternoster rig with a size 4 star sinker. I use a surf popper on the bottom dropper (to keep pesky crabs away) and a size 1/0 hook on the top.

Pier fishing FISHING off piers can be a great family option as well as a very productive one. There is no sand and you won’t get sea sick. Popular piers include Flinders, Stony Point, Frankston, Rye, Portsea and Mornington. If you’re in search of squid and whiting, Mornington, Flinders, Portsea, Sorrento and Stony Point piers are good places. For snapper, try Mornington. Stony Point and Mordialloc piers are also an option. If you’re after a feed of garfish or salmon, try Rye, Rosebud, Mornington and Frankston piers. Best bait is squid, mussels, pippies, prawn, sandworm, blue bait and silverfish. Always use fresh bait and remember not all fish are caught off the end of a pier. Rock hoppers: If you like rock fishing, try the cliffs at Hearn and Ian

FOR anglers who like the ambience of creeks and impoundments, the peninsula has more options with the opening of Devilbend Reserve, which is between Mt Martha and Hastings at Tuerong (Melway map 152 and 153). Stocked with redfin, rainbow and brown trout and with rumours of black fish, eel and marron, the newly opened reserve is fast attracting a following. It has fishing platforms and a picnic area, and is a family friendly fishing option. If you’re after bream, Balcombe Creek at Mt Martha and Patterson River at Carrum are worth a try. Most popular methods are bait fishing with prawns, but soft plastics are a genuine option for those more adventurous or wanting to avoid “bait fingers”. When fishing in fresh water, keep your fishing gear as light as possible. Hooks should be a size 6 to 2 with my preferred hook pattern being a straight shank bait holder. The best rig is a running sinker rig with about 40cm of 6lb monofilament trace or a lightly weighted bubble float with the trace set to just above the weeds. There is a holiday fishing option to suit everybody, no matter your level of experience. So grab the rods, organise the crew and get on the water (or pier) this holiday season. You might catch the fish of a lifetime or at least strengthen the bond with friends and family. Tight lines and calm seas.  Paul “Tracker” Pingiaro has been fishing since he could hold a rod and stay in the boat. He has boat hire businesses in Mornington and Yaringa Boat Harbour in Somerville. He has been a fishing writer for magazines and brings his knowledge to MP News Group for season 201213. Details: www.fishingmornington. com or www.western portboathire. com.au Email spbh@bigpond.com or 5975 5479.

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