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Pier group The heat was rising so these youngsters took the plunge at Mordialloc Pier on Friday 4 December when temperatures soared to a maximum of 41.5 degrees. Picture: Yanni

Scouting for funds By Jo Winterbottom TONY Swadling has set himself some big goals for 2013. And he’ll be calling on some help from his friends, community members, local businesses and Kingston Council. Mr Swadling is group leader of the

4th Mordialloc Sea Scouts and his goal is to renovate the club’s dilapidated home on Lambert Island in Mordialloc Creek. Much of the derelict building is unusable and the group has to keep its sea craft in a shed off site.

Works around the dredging of Mordialloc Creek, completed in December, included a new steel pile wall outside the scout hall and the group has lost its former easy access to the creek and the sea, a key consideration for a sea scouts group.

Mr Swadling said the group would approach Kingston Council to discuss the provision of a floating pontoon for boating and other water activities. “As sea scouts, it is necessary for us to not only master the land scout skills of camping, bushcraft and land navi-

gation, but also to master the sea,” he said. Plans being prepared include a refurbishment of the hall and a shed for storing boats. Also on the wish-list is a rock wall for abseiling and new sailboats. Continued Page 3


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Scouting renovation mission Continued from Page 1 The state government has committed $75,000 and Scouts Victoria will contribute to the job, but Mr Swadling and the scout group will be rattling cans and sizzling sausages to fund a shortfall of about $30,000. It is all in pursuit of the wider goals of the Scouting movement, he said. “Our goal is the physical, intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional development of young people,” Mr Swadling said. “We do this through following the Scout Law, by developing and delivering programmes to help them grow, both on Land and Sea, so that during and after their experience with us they take a constructive place in society as leaders and responsible citizens.” The 4th Mordialloc Sea Scouts was formed in 1954 and the group showed its fighting spirit after the scout hall was burned down in the 1960s. The hall was rebuilt by members who ferried supplies across the creek in a row boat provided by “Mr Mordialloc”, Jack Pompei. It was financed by members of the small Mordialloc community. The 4th Mordialloc Sea Scouts is flourishing; it has 100 youth members and 15 volunteer registered leaders. There are four age groups for girls and boys aged 6 to 18 and there are plans for a rovers group for young adults. In the past three years, eight members have won the Queen Scout Award, Scouting’s highest honour. Tony Swadling proudly notes: “These kids are society’s future leaders.”

KINGSTON Libraries are hosting a Summer Reading Club to encourage young people to read and share books over summer. The Summer Reading Club runs until 23 January, finishing with a party where major prizes will be drawn and children will be entertained by Tony Bones Theatre. Participants must attend the party to be eligible to win a prize. “The Summer Reading Club is a popular annual event that is free to join at any library in Kingston. Children are asked to write down the names of the books they read and the more books they read, the more times they can enter the draw, which is a great motivation for young people to dive into the literary world,” said Kingston mayor Ron Brownlees. All children up to the age of 16 who can read independently are invited to become members. Club packs are available now for collection from local library branches. The Summer Reading Club is organised by the Kingston Information and Library Service and Australian Library and Information Association. The Mordialloc-Mentone Lions Club also support the program.

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Planning changes: 4th Mordialloc Sea Scouts leader Tony Swadling aims to raise funds to refurbish the club’s dilapidated base at Lambert Island on Mordialloc Creek. Picture: Yanni

Rock lift-off at creek FRANKSTON-based group Ikarii took off when inspired by the upturned boats lying on the banks of Mordialloc Creek. Seeing a promotional chance and taking it, the four-piece unit whose members live in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula, took and digitally altered their own uplifting shot for Facebook. Days later Ikarii lifted their onstage act at city venue the Royal Melbourne Hotel with a new light show and a few sampler songs (including The Refuser and 783) from a new album due for release in the new year. The album is being recorded at several studios and is likely to be

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released at the end of summer with a video clip. The Ikarii boys – Sean Marsh (vocals and guitar), Mike Power (vocals, guitar), Tim Haberfield (bass) and Riki Platt (drums) – have appeared with Trial Kennedy, The Getaway Plan, Grinspoon, Evermore, The Galvatrons, The Beautiful Girls and Gyroscope. Together since 2007, they already have two EPs, Crash Burn Hold Tight (2008) and Fancy Names For Messed Up People (2010). For an iPhone view of the Royal Melbourne Hotel gig go to www. and for more about Ikarii, DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS

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KINGSTON Arts Centre is hosting an exhibition as part of the annual Melbourne Midsumma festival. The Figure It Out exhbition at Kingston Arts Centre is a celebration of queer identity. Midsumma celebrates queer culture and its 25th anniversary this year. Artist Gregg Wilson has gathered a collective of gay artists to explore queer identity figuratively, across a range of mediums. Each artist’s work is informed by their own experience of being gay, and thematically the works span a broad spectrum, from beauty to isolation. Gregg exhibited last year as part of Midsumma and continues to passionately combine art with social awareness in his work. His latest exhibition questions myths that surround sexuality, whilst giving voice to members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex community living in Kingston and the surrounding areas. The Figure It Out exhibition, as part of the Melbourne Midsumma festival, is at Kingston Arts Centre, 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin between Friday 18 January to Tuesday 5 February. Gallery open Monday - Friday, 9am to 5.30pm; Saturdays 12.30pm to 5.30pm. Contact Kingston Arts Centre on 9556 4440 or visit www.kingstonarts. for further information.




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Caring for the sea: Dolphin Research Institute volunteers spread the message about the marine envionment during the ‘i sea, i care’ beach program.

Dolphin challenge on the beach By Jeff Weir THE 2013 ‘i sea, i care’ Challenge will be the fifth year for the Dolphin Research Institute’s summer beach programs. We call it the challenge because we want to challenge how people think about the incredible marine treasures that live in our bays. Most of the species that live in our waters are not found anywhere else. We have the world’s smallest sea star, sea spiders, and colourful sea slugs, corals and fish that most people think must live in the tropics. Just outside Port Phillip Heads we have visits from giant blue whales visiting and massive brown kelps which can grow a metre a day during the peak of summer. The ‘i sea, i care’ Challenge team will run free family beach programs at

Rye, Dromana, Frankston and Mordialloc. Programs will also be run for passengers on the Sorrento – Queenscliff car ferry on 17 January. Our proven “Be a Dolphin Researcher for a Day� program will also run again at the institute’s centre at Hastings. This 90-minute program is a fun introduction into the world of a dolphin researcher. There is a crash course on

dolphins and how we identify individual animals. Participants then, with the help of some researchers, trial their new skills on actual research photos of dolphin fins. Parents and older siblings can help the younger ones, so it is great for all ages. This program costs $9.90 a person. Call the institute or look on the website for dates and times. The institute is a not-for-profit organisation relying on community support of the Adopt-A-Dolphin program to maintain its work. Become an Adopt-A-Dolphin supporter or find out about the programs at or call 1300 130 949. Jeff Weir is executive director of the Hastings-based Dolphin Research Institute.

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New boat, swim zones NEW boating and swimming zones are being introduced in Port Phillip and Western Port. The staged introduction will be made over the next few years, with the latest zones on the Mornington Peninsula applying to beaches between Safety Beach and Blairgowrie. Zones proposed three years ago from Point Leo to Shoreham and Balnarring limit boat speeds to five knots within 200 metres of the beach. They also include unrestricted areas for kiteboarding and sailing from the shoreline. The staged implementation of the zones over the next few years will include Patterson River, and beaches from Seaford to Mt Martha. New signs and aids to navigation have now been installed from Safety Beach to Blairgowrie, Werribee to Williamstown and the northern coastline of Phillip Island. The changes followed a two-year review by Parks Victoria and Transport Safety Victoria of boating and swimming zones in Port Phillip and Western Port. “The new zones will create a safe environment through improved separation of boating and swimming activities in high-density bathing areas, and ensure sport and recreational activities such as kiteboarding operate legally and safely,” Parks Victoria bays and maritime operations manager Vin Wright said. “The first stage of new zones was successfully introduced between St Kilda and Port Melbourne in December 2010 and as this second stage nears completion, the new zones will provide clearer distinction of zones and safer waters in

three more sections of Port Phillip and Western Port.” Mr Wright said zones were prioritised according to the “level of usage and the diversity of activities” within them. Boating and swimming zones in both bays would be introduced in stages over the next few years. Mr Wright said Parks Victoria had “consulted widely with the community”, including local government, business and boat operators, and lifesaving clubs when developing the new zones. “Parks Victoria is committed to ensuring our bays continue to handle the increasing numbers of bay users and variety of water activities. “The new zones will also reduce any confusion over the marking and interpretation of the existing zones.” In the water, piles or buoys would mark swimming and boating zones while onshore signs would show the new zones. “The three principal zones are: ‘swimming only’ where no vessels are permitted; ‘boating only’ where only boating activities are permitted but speeds are limited to five knots; and ‘shared zones’ where boating and swimming is allowable with vessel speeds limited to five knots usually within 200 metres of the shore. The five-knot zone is 500m between Safety Beach and Blairgowrie due to the low water depths and the number of swimmers in the area. Fore more information and maps go to or phone 13 1963.

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Fire guts food factory By Jo Winterbottom THE owner of a Mordialloc food plant that was destroyed by fire last month has vowed to rebuild his company. The fire on 9 December caused several million dollars damage and prompted an early Christmas holiday for many of the company’s 70 employees. The factory in Hinkler Road was razed, along with all the plant and machinery. Erez Shahak, owner and managing director of Quality Food World, said the

fire had come at the worst time of year for his food manufacturing and import business. “All our stock was destroyed and we had to cancel all our Christmas orders,” he said. About $1 million in stock was lost. No workers had been laid off and Mr Shahak said he was inspecting potential new premises in Mordialloc and Dandenong. “They will be back working soon,” he

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Government help for ‘wrinklies’ By Keith Platt ALTHOUGH not conventionally beautiful even in a doggy type of way, shar peis are too often seen as a must have pet. The wrinkly-skinned dog with a blue-black tongue is an eye-catcher. Unfortunately, for far too many shar peis the initial attraction wears out and puppy love turns to disdain, disrespect and abandonment. Shar peis may not be the most common dog, but an uncommon number of them are unwanted once they begin to grow and the novelty of ownership wears off. As with the underlying causes of many broken relationships, shar peis sometimes come with a lot of baggage: they are prone to fevers (including swollen ankles), skin infections, the painful eye condition entropion, which can cause blindness, suffer chronic yeast infections in the ears and a B12 deficiency. Luckily for these wrinkly, sad-eyed dogs their virtues far outweigh the downsides for a small legion of shar pei lovers. Amanda Booth runs Shar Pei Rescue at Tyabb, headquarters of an animal welfare organisation that has branches in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. The organisation “rescues and rehomes” up to 200 shar peis a year.

Puppy love: Amanda Booth with one of the shar peis that have been “rescued” by her not for profit Shar Pei Rescue group.

It costs about $1500 to prepare each dog for its new owners. “This high cost of care is generally due to expensive eye surgery which we find is required to nine out of 10 of our rescues,” Ms Booth said. “Each dog leaves Shar Pei Rescue desexed, vaccinated and microchipped [as well as having] any other corrective surgeries necessary. “Adoption fees vary from $250-$900 depending on age and cost of care of the particular dog. “We are always in need of foster carers, transporters, donations and dog walkers. “Foster dogs are provided with food, lead, collar, bowls, bed, on going meds, whatever they need. “We ask that our foster carers love them as their own while in their care.” The rescue service has been given $10,000 from the state’s $1.6 million Animal Welfare Fund. Hastings MP Neale Burgess said the money would “help Shar Pei Rescue upgrade its website technology, more closely integrating social media and vastly improving its ability to communicate details of available dogs to interested community groups and individuals”. “It is important that we ensure local animals are protected from neglect and abuse,” Mr Burgess said. The rescue group’s website says pounds and animal shelters from throughout Australia “recognise the shar pei has specific needs and send them on to us, rather than try to correctly rehome them themselves”. The not for profit group is “dedicated

to saving the lives of abandoned and neglected shar pei dogs”. In 1978, the Guinness Book of Records listed shar peis as the world’s rarest dog. They were first brought to Australia in the early 1980s, becoming “an instant hit” after appearing in a television commercial. “Sadly however, once the puppy cuteness disappears many shar pei are abandoned or surrendered to pounds and shelters where they inevitably face euthanasia,” the website states. “Shar pei grow into strong, dominant adults, and like all dominant breeds of dogs, they require training and socialisation. Relegated to the back yard, ignored or mistreated, shar pei can become withdrawn and aggressive. “Sadly, because of … health issues, shar pei rarely make it out of pounds alive. “Approximately one in three Australian homes has a pet dog and our culture is based on a fair go to all. With over 200,000 dogs and cats euthanised every year we can work collectively towards solving this problem. “Rescue dogs are not broken or faulty; they are simply orphans, looking for a good home and in many cases make a better choice of family pet than purchasing from a breeder or pet shop.” The rescue service asks for donations or volunteers to foster shar peis awaiting adoption. For more information on the Animal Welfare Fund, visit au/pets/animal-welfare or to help shar peis go to

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Teaching tech: Kingston liberaries IT coordinator Steven Haby shows Chelsea resident Phillip Cohen, aged 85, an iPad tablet device available for loan to over-55s. Picture: Yanni

Tablets for seniors CHELSEA library is helping seniors step into the modern digital age. The library, in conjunction with Chelsea Community Renewal, is making Apple iPad tablet computers available to over-55s for one-week loans. The iPad devices can be connected to the internet using a wireless broadband connection at home or at any of Kingston’s libraries. Individual training can be provided at Chelsea library to familiarise seniors with this new technology. Kingston Council has identified a need to provide local opportunities for older residents to access modern technology. Borrowing an iPad from Chelsea library is part of this initiative. Contact Chelsea library on 1300 135 668 for further information.


Tree rescue: Chelsea SES members used the unit’s inflatable rescue boat to attend a fire at Waterways Estate on New Year’s Day.

Fireworks spark tree fire VOLUNTEERS from Chelsea State Emergency Service had barely put their heads down to sleep on New Year’s Day when they were summoned to help extinguish lingering celebrations at Waterways Estate in Braesaide. Having returned from New Year’s Eve revels at Docklands, where they had been on duty on the Yarra River, a boat crew had just put away the unit’s inflatable rescue boat when it was

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Gulls take flight from island home SCIENTISTS and bird observers are trying to explain the mysterious disappearance of tends of thousands of silver gulls from their protected island breeding ground. Commonly known as seagulls and no stranger on bayside beaches or inland rubbish tips, up to 50,000 pairs have been known to breed in one season at Mud Islands in the middle of southern Port Phillip. While numbers were down to 30,000 pairs last season, few flew in this time around. Crested terns also seem to have moved off, although at least 1800 have moved to the South Channel Fort, which was made a bit more hospitable when cleared of boxthorn. “Silver gulls are successful and reliable breeders on Mud Islands but for some reason they aren’t nesting there this year,” the Department of Sustainability and Environment’s Arthur Rylah Institute’s Peter Menkhorst said. “It could be because the recent wet years have made other sites more attractive to them, but inquiries with interstate colleagues have failed to find evidence of increased breeding elsewhere.” Mr Menkhorst has been monitoring the birds breeding on Mud Islands since 1983 and has found silver gulls nesting there every year. The islands, part of Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park, are one of Victoria’s most important breeding sites for colonies of waterbirds. Although known to breed on rooftops and land behind businesses in Playne St, Frankston, Mr Menkhorst

Birds that call Mud Islands home Straw-necked ibis (56,000 pairs) White ibis (7000) Silver gull (30,000) White-faced storm-petrel (1000) Australian pelican (700-800) Pied cormorant (50-100) Little egret (3) Royal spoonbill (30) Caspian tern (30) does not believe the city’s gulls account for the missing thousands. “The number of silver gulls nesting on Mud Islands grew from a few pairs in 1959 to an estimated 50,000 pairs by the mid-1990s,” he said. “In the mid- to late-1990s, large breeding colonies of ibis moved in, taking over much of the area, forcing the silver gulls to the periphery and causing a decline in their numbers to an estimated 30,000 breeding pairs.” But this season’s number of gull nests is inexplicably low. “Mud Islands have grown in importance as a waterbird breeding site over the past 20 years with an estimated 95,000 pairs from 10 species nesting on the islands in recent years. It was quiet out there this year with two species absent and numbers of breeding straw-necked ibis well down on the 56,000 pairs that nested there in 2008 and 2009.” Mr Menkhorst said about 1800 crested terns had found better breeding sites on the South Channel Fort after Parks Victoria cleared it of boxthorn.

Gulls away: There was no shortage of silver gulls breeding at Mud Islands in 2008, but this year they have almost deserted the colony that once housed 50,000 breeding pairs.

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Group effort opens beach to all By Keith Platt IN just a year, the Disabled Surfers Association’s Mornington Peninsula branch bank account jumped from $80 to $42,000, enabling it to buy five wheelchairs that can be used on the beach. The wide-tyred wheelchairs will be used at two disabled surfing events in February and March and made available through lifesaving clubs at other times. The disabled surfers branch was formed in November 2011 with $80 and one wheelchair from the association’s national body. The volunteer committee included surfers, non-surfers, people with disabilities and carers. Its plan of action included finding sponsors and training volunteers to help people with disabilities enjoy a day in the surf. The March event in 2012 saw 20 participants hit the water with the aid of 226 volunteers. Branch secretary Ash Gardner said the group expects up to 90 participants wanting to experience the waves, which means at least 400 volunteers. “People can volunteer in the water or on the beach. There are no skills necessary and it’s not overly physical. If you have the ability to smile and cheer – that’s all you need,” Mr Gardner said. “Aside from beach flags, a small marquee and some surfboard aids, we also have the majority of equipment we need to run our events.” Meanwhile, beach wheelchairs have already been stationed at Pt Leo and Dromana lifesaving clubs with ar-

Easy rider: John Bowers uses his hand to provide shade for Jenny Angliss-Goodall as she is wheeled across Pt Leo beach in one of the wide-tyred wheelchairs being distributed by the Disabled Surfers Association across the Mornington Peninsula.

rangements being made for four more to be distributed throughout the peninsula. The Mornington Peninsula branch was the 15th branch of the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia, started in NSW in 1986 to enable injured surfers to get back into surfing. “However, it was soon realised that it should be open to anyone with a disability,” peninsula branch treasurer John Bowers said. “Our function is to provide a safe surfing experience for disabled people,

giving them access to what we take for granted. “We put smiles on dials of participants and volunteers alike; the community involvement and the response of the participants and families on event days guarantee it.” Mr Bowers said adding in the cost of donated goods brought the association’s first year budget to $50,000. “Our major sponsors have been generous and extremely helpful, starting with a letter I dropped in to Bernie Taylor of the Grand Hotel Mornington.

I couldn’t believe he called for a meeting just after I delivered the letter.” Since that initial offer of support, money for the wheelchairs has come from Mornington Peninsula Shire, the RACV and Railway Signalling Services. A trailer for equipment came from Auswide Trailers and Nepean Waste, with Progress Signs adding sponsor logos. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors Frank Martin, Bev Colomb, Anne Shaw and Bill Goodrem volunteered for the first surfing event at Pt Leo.

Cr Martin, as mayor, gave the association a large part of the profits raised at the mayoral annual dinner. “We are planning with the council as part of our adopt-a-beach program to place our wheelchairs across the peninsula for year-round access,” Mr Bowers said. Donations from the Mt Martha, Balnarring and Hastings branches of the Bendigo Bank have been used to buy rash vests, marquees, surf aids, surfboards and special wetsuit socks that are specially made to give total body cover for participants with severe disabilities. “Grade six pupils at The Peninsula School ran a fete and donated funds for us to buy special soft surfboards for our events,” Mr Bowers said. He said Pt Leo Life Saving Club had opened its doors on event days for use by the branch, and negotiations were underway with the Department of Sustainability and Environment to create easier access to the club. The Pt Leo Foreshore Committee donated gate receipts on event days and help from the commercial surfing community came from Simon Duff of Mornington Peninsula Surf School, Peninsula Surf Centre and Trigger Bros. The first of two disabled surfing events in 2013 takes place 9am-1pm at Pt Leo on Saturday 9 February. Volunteers should take along a wetsuit if available. Registration starts at 8am. Details: Ash Gardner on 0417 362 983, go to or search Facebook for Mornington Peninsula Disabled Surfers Association.

Park dogs ban backed By Mike Hast DOGS should be banned from all Mornington Peninsula National Park beaches, says one of the region’s environment groups. Mornington Environment Association is supporting the ban dog option, one of three being considered by Parks Victoria as it seeks community feedback. The options are a seasonal ban for the whole park, restricting dogs to certain sites and adjacent beach areas, a seasonal ban in selected areas or a total ban for the whole park. Banning dogs would bring the park into line with nearly all other national parks in Australia. The national park covers beaches

and foreshore from Portsea to Bushrangers Bay and inland along Main Creek to Greens Bush at Main Ridge. Parks chief ranger Libby Jude said there had been “numerous reports of dog attacks and threats to local wildlife”. “There are 32 fauna species listed as endangered, vulnerable or near threatened living in the Mornington Peninsula National Park and we need to protect them,” she said. Mornington Environment Association president Jan Oliver said dog walkers “have had their chance to show they can control their dogs over the past 14 years. They have failed”. “National parks are for conservation, not dogs,” she said.

“About 80 per cent of dog walkers allow their dogs off leash even when they know hooded plovers are nesting on the beach, and that wallabies and other native animals have been chased and killed. “Parks Victoria has had to divert its scarce resources to try and get dog walkers to obey the rules. Volunteers guarding the nests and chicks of the threatened hooded plover have been assaulted. Tourists have been threatened by dogs. “Control of foxes, essential to save wildlife, has been halted by dogs off leash as dog owners complain their dogs will take baits or get caught in traps.” Ms Oliver said many members of the association had dogs “but we don’t

Off the leash: While dogs enjoy social opportunities at the beach, their impact on other beach users as well as fauna is not so welcome. Picture: Yanni

take them to surf beaches”. There were other beaches and reserves where dogs can be run off leash. “Dogs on or off leash can’t be in national parks, chasing wildlife, and

leaving scents and excreta that warn off native animals. “We hope the public will respond to this excellent management option and tell Parks Victoria to prohibit dogs.”

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Chelsea 2/49 Golden Avenue Brand new home designed by Altech Homes Bathroom with separate shower & bath „Study and upstairs retreat „Tecknika appliances including dishwasher „Merbau decking and landscaped gardens




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Bonbeach 32 Cannes Avenue Fully renovated 3 bedroom home Large open plan kitchen, dining & living „ Low maintenance landscaped gardens „ Polished timber floors throughout

Modern touches with the old character feel Alfresco entertaining area „ Secure, fully-fenced block „ Double carport



Bonbeach 8/533 Nepean Highway Beautiful ground floor 2 bedroom apartment Perfect investment „ Open plan kitchen and lounge room „ Low maintenance landscaped gardens

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By Negotiation $495,000 - $555,000 Saturday 1.00-1.20pm

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THE annual Twilight Jazz Picnic fundraiser at Cruden Farm will feature jazz from The Jazz Doctors and the Dukes of Debonaire next month. Bring a picnic basket, rug, table and chairs and sit back and enjoy the surrounds of the beautiful garden. Wines, soft drinks, tea, coffee and gourmet sausages available for purchase. Cruden Farm is on the corner of Cranbourne-Frankston and Cranhaven roads, Langwarrin (Melway map 103 G6). Details: Twilight Jazz Picnic, Saturday 16 February, 4-8pm. $15 prebooked (includes $3 booking fee per ticket non-refundable in ticket price) or $20 on the day.

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MOUNT Martha Retirement Village offers complete peace of mind for retirees’ possible changing circumstances. The lifestyle village is different from many other retirement villages. It has a nursing home and low-care hostel on site so residents do not have to leave the village in later years. Residents can remain within the village complex in either the hostel or nursing home, and will be looked after by carers they already know. Independent living units mean residents can, if required, be cared for by staff from the nursing home who are on the premises 24 hours a day, all year round. The residents in the independent living units can receive as much or as little assistance as they require, whichever is their choice. The village is adjacent to huge shire parks where residents can enjoy outdoor activities individually or with their families. Mount Martha Retirement Village is next to

a professional fitness centre that has an indoor swimming pool and runs programs for fitness or recreation to suit mature age requirements. Mount Martha Retirement Village has an extensive clubhouse containing:  Indoor and outdoor bowling greens.  Billiards table.  Large plasma TV with comprehensive Foxtel for movies and other entertainment.  Numerous arranged social activities.  Bar facilities.  Internet and computer stations.  Kitchen for catering and functions with families. Exit fees are also among the lowest in the retirement village industry. The new village has only 59 modern units, with just six left to purchase. Mount Martha Retirement Village, 42 Acacia Street, Mt Martha. Phone: (03) 9822 9505.

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Take a golden ticket trip to the chocolate factory KINGSTON Arts is screening the 1971 children’s film classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder as part of its ‘Film Flix’ series at Parkdale’s Shirley Burke Theatre. This summer holidays, join Charlie Bucket as he receives a golden ticket and visits Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Enjoy this film plus prefilm entertainment for $10 per ticket. Film Flix is more than just a film screening. There will be pre-film candy-themed activities, a chocolate fountain in the theatre foyer, and a golden ticket door prize for each movie session. Additional prizes will be also available to those who dress as characters from the film.

Be grateful, be happier By Lauren Ostrowski-Fenton “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy RESEARCH suggests that people who are more grateful experience higher levels of health, happiness, and wellbeing. People who focus systematically upon feeling grateful also tend to be less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships. Grateful people also have more direction,selfawareness and feelings of self-acceptance. They also tend to be more accountable, less likely to remain or be in denial regarding a problem, and have stronger coping mechanisms and resilience. Grateful people also tend to sleep better be-

cause they feel content in the moments just before falling sleep. Create a gratitude ritual for health and happiness:  Do a five minute gratitude meditation daily feeling consciously thankful  Keep a gratitude journal detailing life’s gifts  Consciously say thank you to at least 5 people per day  Before going to sleep each night acknowledge and feel grateful for the gifts experienced in that day  Find something to appreciate in every single situation even if it is only the valuable life lesson learned from a less than positive experience. There is always good to be found in every moment. Be thankful and maximise your opportunity for health and happiness. For more health and well-being tips visit www. online.

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There will also be a daytime ‘mums and bubs’ session. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will will shown at the Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale on Friday 11 January at 10am (mums and bubs session - doors open 9am) and at 8pm (doors open 7pm). It is rated G and tickets cost $10 each. Call Kingston Arts on 9556 4440 or visit for bookings. Flix Fix screenings will take place once a month and will cater for film buffs of all ages and tastes. Visit for future program details.

Performance SONY Pictures is thrilled to announce that Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino will visit Sydney to attend the premiere of his critically acclaimed new film Django Unchained. The premiere will be held on Monday 21 January at the State Theatre in Sydney. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained is set in America’s South two years before the 1861-1865 Civil War. Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx is Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr King Schultz (Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

With an all-star cast including Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonard DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, John Jarratt, Don Johnson, Walton Goggins and Jonah Hill, Django Unchained will be released in Australian cinemas on 24 January. Director and screenwriter Tarantino uses criminals as main characters in his movies. His films are often marked

by graphic violence, offbeat dialogue and philosophical concerns. He often writes and acts in the films he directs. He made his directorial debut with Reservoir Dogs (1992) and followed up with Pulp Fiction (1994), for which he received an Academy Award for best original screenplay, and Jackie Brown (1997). The official Django Unchained film soundtrack is available digitally online and on CD in stores from 18 January, via Universal Music Australia. *** THE international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to the Princess Theatre, Melbourne in May for a strictly limited season (tickets on sale now). It was a smash hit musical in New York for two years and for three years in London where it won the coveted Best New Musical Olivier Award. Legally Blonde The Musical is bubbling over with fun and has had audiences across the globe, shimmying in their seats, weeping with laughter and swooning over the UPS delivery guy since the first Broadway production in 2007. Packed with an all-star Australian cast including Lucy Durack (Wicked) as Elle Woods, Rob Mills (Wicked, Young Talent Time) as Warner, David Harris (Miss Saigon, Boy from Oz) as Emmett, Helen Dallimore (Into the Woods) as Paulette and Erika Heynatz (Next Top Model) as Brooke Wyndham. Season commences Thursday 9 May at the Princess Theatre, Spring Street, Melbourne. Tickets 1300 111 011. Performance Times: Tuesday - Saturday 7.30pm, Matinees Wednesday 1pm, Saturday 2pm and Sunday 3pm. *** DR James Oswald Little AO, Jimmy Little, rose out of the absolute depths of Aboriginal poverty to become one of the most loved and respected musicians of his generation. A proud Yorta Yorta man born on the banks of the Murray River in south eastern Austral-

ia in 1937, he received many awards and citations in his long career including entry to the ARIA Hall of Fame, the APRA Ted Albert Award, the Order of Australia, honorary doctorates from QUT, Sydney University and The Australian Catholic University and in 2004 he was named one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures. On the occasion of his death in 2012 he was given a state memorial service at The Sydney Opera House and flags flew at half-mast on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, condolence motions were passed in the national and state parliaments and many members rose to speak fondly of their personal encounters with this remarkable Australian and his gentle journey from obscurity to national icon. Warner Music Australia and Festival Records are proud to present the release of two new titles by the late, great Australian singer Jimmy Little. Available now is the single disc collection entitled Treasure: The Very Best of Jimmy Little 1956-2011 and out 18 January is the three-disc collection Songman. The two titles are the first new Jimmy Little releases since his passing in April 2012. Treasure spans Little’s work from the 1950s through to the 21st century and features 15 perennial tracks including Yorta Yorta Man, Randwick Bells, Winterwood, Mysteries of Life and Royal Telephone. Songman is an ambitious 3-disc set that brings together freshly-remastered versions of Jimmy’s landmark comeback album Messenger and its followup Life’s What You Make It as well as some wonderful material from the archives. In 2006 he founded the Jimmy Little Foundation to raise money and promote on a permanent basis the message of healthy nutrition and lifestyle for indigenous Australians. Jimmy died in his sleep at the family home in Dubbo, NSW on 2 April 2012, aged 75. The valuable work of the Jimmy Little Foundation continues. For more information visit and

*** THE Seekers - Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley - have reunited for ‘The Golden Jubilee Tour’. Together, they will take fans down memory lane with stories, memorabilia, messages of congratulations from music industry contemporaries, and video clips on the big screen. As the centrepiece of their two-hour performances, the legendary group who put Australia on the global pop music map, will raise the roof with their chart-topping hits I’ll Never Find Another You, A World Of Our Own, The Carnival Is Over, Morningtown Ride, Georgy Girl, I Am Australian, and other unforgettable crowd favourites. For the first time in concert The Seekers will perform The Beatles’ emotional In My Life and the countryfolk classic Silver Threads and Golden Needles, just recorded for The Golden Jubilee Album – 50 Tracks For 50 Years. All those fabulous melodies and timeless lyrics will create magic in Australia’s magnificent concert venues. January 2013 marks 50 years since The Seekers first sang together in a little coffee shop in Melbourne in 1962. Little did they know that they would go on to conquer the international music world, and become Australian na-

perature around the 21 to 25 mark. No heating or cooling required accompanied by the subconscious feeling that we are saving money which can be a relief at this time of year. It’s then you realise the truth that these power companies are privately owned and even if the government bleeds them they still have to answer to their shareholders so management can get their bonuses. What they appear to lose on the swings they adjust on the roundabouts. Service charges, whatever. Usage down, adjusted as per required profit ratio. Remember when the water bill would arrive at the exorbitant fee of $15 a year? My water bill arrives now informing me my usage is equal to a normal three-person household and I live in a mini unit with a micro garden and go very easy on the showers. Nil problemo. Add the necessary margin onto the sewerage, or parks, gardens and potholes. The proposed South East Water eight-story head office building at Kananook Creek Boulevard in Frankston has to be paid for somehow. “A place to come together, with a wide public verandah for everyone to enjoy...Having a company of water experts in our city (700 staff) can only help with revitalising our creek,” says

Frankston City Council CEO Dennis Hovenden. Like cows, we can be lead upstairs, but never down. *** Sometimes the obvious has to be repeated in a vain attempt to get it through thick skulls. The death of a young male around 2am on New Year’s Eve, highlighted by television and newspapers, carried with it the inference that Rye represents some type of risk area above the norm. This is far from the truth. I ask myself “Why did they ban the carnival on New Year’s Eve?”. Because it attracts troublemakers from various areas of the peninsula after 10pm. Rye is no better or worse than any other beach spot from Port Melbourne to Frankston, other than after 10pm when the carnival is running between Christmas Eve and Australia Day. For the other 99.9 of the time it’s heaven on a stick, unless you’re an unemployed single mother. Why not ban this carnival altogether? Some parents and kiddies enjoy the experience between 5pm and 8pm but then it descends into a seedy hot spot for various types of weirdoes. Get rid of it, or at the very least pay for much wider CCTV coverage. *** I FEEL the need to “hark” back to

the Carols by Candlelight event in Melbourne on Christmas Eve. We all loved Bryan Naylor, an institution was Bryan. Channel Nine then brought in Ray Martin from Sydney. Eventually, we decided he was a nice bloke so we graciously accepted him. And now? No Ray and Channel 9 transport another couple in from Sydney. Haven’t we got anyone? I understand the bloke won a gold Logie for reasons unknown to me, also that he’s a pleasant fellow. Good for him. Send them both back. No wonder Nine went broke. And while you’re finding a Melbourne compere give Denis Walter a rest next time, and in 2014. Yes I know, Denis is also a nice bloke and from Melbourne, or Geelong. OK. 2013 only as a rest for Denis, ditto with young Delta G. We thank God for tenor David Hobson and his wonderful Holy City to conclude the evening. *** Good friends Gina Rinehart and Johnny Singleton are sniffing at The Age newspaper. Is it an ill wind that blows nobody, except them, any good?... Yeah, yeah I know: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Give me Mary Astor, Ingrid Bergman, Jimmy Durante and Humphrey Bogart any day... “There will be a single,

By Gary Turner tional treasures. The Seekers will appear at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Tuesday May 14. Bookings 1300 182 183 or 132 849. *** Gary’s Top Ten Albums 1. Treasure: The Very Best of Jimmy Little 1956-2011 (Warner) 2. Take the Crown – Robbie Williams (EMI) 3. 101 Number Ones 5CD – Various (EMI) 4. Down Under Nuggets 1965-1965 – Various (Festival) 5. Merry Christmas Baby – Rod Stewart (Verve) 6. Grrr! – The Rolling Stones (Polydor) 7. More Housework Songs 5CD – Various (EMI) 8. Celebration Day 2CD/DVD – Led Zeppelin (Atlantic) 9. At the BBC – Amy Winehouse (Universal) 10. Three’s a Crowd – Band o’ Gold Jimmy Little and Gary Turner.

A Grain of Salt WE look forward to 2013 with an appetite: a Collingwood grand final and two political parties at one another’s necks. One leader will win, one lose but, eventually, as always, we shall feed on the remains. Tony is on a hiding to nothing. He must win. His hopes may rest on News Limited, sensible policies, swinging voters, muckraking and the Julia haters. Julia’s hopes rest on big education and disabilities spending, the female clique, the May budget goodies, unemployment figures and forgetting the loss of the budget surplus fantasy. Five years of Labor government and we still have a healthy middle class welfare system and a pathetic lower income system far from being a “fairer Australia”. Will Tony be any different? Populist philistines with sadly, little difference between the two. Greens darling Sarah Hanson-Young will pop her head in occasionally, suggesting we plant a tree. I’d back Collingwood before Julia but whatever, fascinating. Happy 2013. Don’t lose the two Ms when contemplating stress: music and mirth. And try to be waitresses. *** IT can be a pleasant feeling when we get a run of a few days with the tem-

By Cliff Ellen simple definition of discrimination as “unfavourable treatment” and a simple defence of justification.” Double Dutch Nicola...Peter Slipper cleared. Who would have guessed?...Cliff Richard is booked for a fourth concert in Melbourne. I can’t wait...A RAAF digger blamed fatty foods for prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction and succeeded in getting a pension. I’ve long been suspicious of those five months I “served” as a navy nasho...I like the eHarmony dating commercials. It’s all about “getting yourself out there” which is tempting but they don’t explain where “there” is?...Peninsula Health’s Older Wiser Lifestyles program says “No one is saying don’t drink. Alcohol is a natural social lubricant, it improves the food experience. It’s a colourful spread in Australian society”. Nice... A man can know every mystery in the Universe, but he can never know the mystery of his wife”...

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It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine) By Stuart McCullough THOSE lousy Mayans got it all wrong. As it turns out, the world did not come to a shuddering halt on the evening of 21 December 2012. For a range of reasons, this was a huge disappointment. For starters, it means my decision to not return my overnight rentals to the video store has backfired spectacularly. Worse still, having elected to not start my Christmas shopping on the off chance that human civilisation as we know it might end, it put me severely behind the eight, nine and ten ball. My chances of getting a parking space at any of our major shopping centres at that late hour were, frankly, beyond slim. Not since the year 2000 and the whole ‘Y2K’ debacle have I been so let down. To be fair, the Mayans weren’t too far off the mark. Given that this year saw ‘Gangnam Style’ become a worldwide phenomenon, the claim of an imminent apocalypse seemed credible. There were other signs, too. For starters, I’ve noticed that many of my fellow road users have given up indicating when changing lanes. Perversely enough, this is an unambiguous indicator that these people have ceased to care and no longer fear the consequences of their actions. Also, in the past fortnight the downstairs cat had started to look at me in quite a quizzical manner. This I readily mistook for further evidence of

the fast approaching doomsday rather than, instead, a cat with too much time on its hands. I swear that every time I stepped into the car park, the creature stared at me from under the lemon tree with its right eyebrow raised. Previously, I didn’t know cats even had eyebrows, much less that they could arch them at will. According to superstition, animals can sense impending disaster well before anyone else. On this basis, I thought the cat was trying to issue me with some kind of warning. Instead, I now believe the only message it was trying to send was ‘I think my eyebrow

is stuck, please get help.’ I guess one of the reasons I’m so disappointed at the failure of the planet to turn into a cinder is that I was much better prepared for the apocalypse this time than on previous occasions. Frankly, my efforts ahead of the ‘Y2K’ thing were half-hearted at best. Like most people, I bought all the canned goods I could get my hands on before putting my laptop in a metal box and burying it in the back yard. But after human kind unkindly refused to unravel, I find that I’m still working my way through the canned food whilst inter-

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mittently digging up another spot in the lawn in the hope of finding my computer. It left a bitter taste in my mouth, although that could well be the tinned liverwurst. While I was busy nailing planks across the doorway to my flat, I convinced myself that this was a sensible precaution to keep zombies at bay. Sadly, the zombies never arrived and a hefty amount was deducted from my rental bond. And whilst it’s better to be safe than a member of the undead, it took a lot to convince me again that the world was about to go belly up. It’s not easy preparing for the end of the world either. Let me simply say that when you live on the first floor, an underground bunker is really just your down stairs neighbour’s apartment. Granted, they expressed some level of surprise when I tunnelled through. Despite their misgivings, I thought their concerns would count for little when crunch time came. It’s something of an irony that had the world come to an end, they would have forgiven the fact that I turned their breakfast nook into an all-purpose shelter. But it is beyond awkward to be discovered crouching underneath the kitchen bench of your neighbour’s apartment in the middle of the night only to have the world continue merrily along. I guess I should be grateful. There were others who went a lot further than simply carving an escape hatch in the kitchen floor and lowering a rope ladder into their shelter / neighbour’s apart-






ment. Apparently, some folks in Russia paid a thousand bucks to take shelter in Josef Stalin’s personal bunker. What made the Generalissimo’s joint such an appealing option was not clear (High quality canapés? Plenty of seating? The box set of ‘Sea Change’?). These people are, apparently, entitled to a fifty percent refund. Others steered clear of bunkers belonging to former Soviet dictators and headed for France. In the village of Bugarach, people gathered in hope of seeing aliens fleeing a local mountain. Nestled at the foot of Pic de Bugarach, it has long been claimed by locals that the mountain is inhabited by extra terrestrials. These same locals may be the very reason that E.T. decided to set up shop in the hillside rather than the town itself. It was expected that these creatures would hotfoot it back to outer space just before the earth disappeared forever. Alas. Given that the world has stubbornly continued to turn, I had only hours to do my shopping. It was time to get cracking. Although I had plenty of canned food, you can’t really give a relative a tin of stewed apricots. Perhaps an overseas holiday. I hear that Bugarach is lovely this time of year. As for myself, there’s no prize for guessing what’s on my list. What I really need this year is a new Mayan calendar to hang in the kitchen. Here’s hoping.


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FOR SALE ESPRESSO MACHINE, Breville 800ES, plus Breville coffee grinder, hardly used, as new. Cost almost $400, will sell $250ono. 5629-2868.

AB CIRCLE PRO, (DVD, 10 day diet plan, calorie counter), brand new with extra spare rollers, all are of excellent quality. Only $145 the lot. 0425 790 429. Cranbourne.

AB POWER, cardio twister workout system, as seen on TV, current model, with adjustable speed control, computer, DVD, diet plan etc. brand new in box. $95. 0419 668 981. Narre Warren North BEDROOM SUITE, QS, 3 years old, EC, solid timber, 2 side tables, dressing table, mirror, tall boy, $1,500 ono. 0434 057 590. Cranbourne North.

FISH TANK, 1340mmL x 430mmW x 610mmD, in timber cabinet with accessories. $500ono. 0434 057 590. Cranbourne North.

FISHING GEAR, deceased estate, rods, reels, boat accessories, taco’s, oil filters, Mercury throttle shift controllers, x3, brand new, box of lures, lots more. $2,000 the lot. 0434 057 590. Cranbourne North. FURNITURE, 1 X TV unit, 1 x coffee table, 1 x lamp table, dark chocolate, all EC. $600 the lot. 0409 789 322, Essendon. GOLF CART, 2006 Yamaha, electric, white, new batteries, VGC. $3,500. 0408 371 486.

GOLF CLUBS, full set of ladies, pro quality clubs, as new condition. Full set of mens clubs with bag and buggy, GC. $600. 9799-9569. BIKE, Competition racing, cost over $3,000, with receipt, only ridden twice, still as new. $600. 0400 701 386. Pakenham.

BLINDS, x5 Ecowood Venetian PVC slat blinds, cedar colour, 90cm x 150cm drop, brand new still in boxes, $150. 59775356. Somerville.

BODY SHAPER, vibration, massage and weight loss machine, as seen on TV, latest model with 3 computer programs, 50 speed options, brand new with warranty. $249 0419 668 981. Narre Warren North CAMPING GEAR, Wild Country 3 man tent, and double camp mattress, gas stove, gas light and bottle, VGC, $350 ono. 0438 384 823.

DINING SETTING, antique reproduction oval extension table, 6 blue stripped upholstery chairs, prefect condition. Cost $2,300, sell $700. 0458 713 439. DINING SUITE, 7 piece, pedistool, extendable table, 6 highback padded chairs, EC. $295ono. 5940-9194.


HOME GYM set, new, still in box, Hyperextension, 65.8kg, sell $350. 97026449. Berwick. KITCHEN TABLE, round, four chairs, colour grey. EC. $150. 9796-8058.

LASER, infrared therapy, 40mW, mme, Therapower. Perfect working order. For acupuncture and physiotherapy applications, output power is switchable in 4 ranges, 10, 20, 30 and 40mW. $1,000 ono. 0402 121 355. Warragul/Pakenham.

LOUNGE SUITE, corner, beige/cream material, Scotchgard protection, 2yo, perfect condition with slight sun-fading on back, 3690mmL x 2900mmH x 1040mmD. Very regrettable sale. Paid $3,600. Sell $1,750. 0409 789 322, Koo Wee Rup. MOBILITY SCOOTER, electric, 4 wheels, GC, good batteries, blue, can trial, $900 ono. 97697616.


POOL TABLE, 8’x4’, Astra Monarch, slate base, had very little use, in perfect condition, cues, balls, accessories included. $1,600. 0418 338 899.

PORTABLE TOILET, 20 litre capacity, fully self contained, no connections needed, great for boat or camping etc. brand new in box. $85. 0419 668 981. Narre Warren North. PRINTER, Lexmark C540n, professional colour printer, brand new, still in box. $300. 0412 071 419. Cannons Creek. RANGEHOOD, 600X900, tempered copper. $300. 9796-8058.

SEWING MACHINE, Janome Horizon, Memory Craft 7700QCP, 3 months old, with extra tables and all accessories, paid $2,999, receipt provided, sell $2,250. 0419 676 963.



WATCH, Ripcurl, male. can email photos. $50 5941-8691. Pakenham.

CITROEN, Berlingo, 2005, van, manual, 190,000kms, 8 months reg. WPI-620. $7,500. 0402 232 628.

MAZDA 3, SP23, 2005, black, 5 speed manual, sports interior, full electrics, cruise control, full curtain airbags, power steering, 17' alloy wheels, brand new Yokohama tyres, ABS brakes, AC, climate control, remote keyless entry, engine immobiliser, fog lights, EC, 4 door sedan, 6 stacker CD player, very reliable car, RWC. YAR-105. $15,000ono. 0402 700 340.

WINDOW, sliding, aluminium, 1500mm x 1500mm, bronze olive colour. $150ono. 5998-7422. Cannons Creek.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES MEMORABILIA, Elvis Presley, vinyl, LPS 140, as new and collectables. $2,000 ono. 9796-6005. Berwick.


DOG KENNEL, new, screwed and glued together, not nailed. Painted with 4 coats of Solarguard for all weather conditions. Foam padded floor. Dimensions: 700mL x 600mW x 580mH. $95. 5940-2238. Pakenham.

CLAIRVOYANT /PSYCHIC TAROT READINGS, at In House Healing, 20 years experience. 0419 344 190.

SOFA, with chaise, Harvey Norman modular, natural colour, still in packaging, paid $1,800 sell $1,300. Call 0403 739 463 TABLE, and 4 chairs with beige seats, $180 the lot. 8794-8864.

TRADIE TOOLS, power tools, saws, ladders, generator, levels, tools box, checker plate etc. $3,000ono. 0434 057 590. Cranbourne North. TRAMPOLINE, 12 ft, round, with enclosure and ladder, brand new, $320. Phil 0408 916 492.

TV, Panasonic, rear projection, 130cm screen and Technics stereo surround sound sytem, EC. $1,500 ono. 0434 057 590. Cranbourne North. TV, x2, 7 years old, good working order, with remotes. $100 for both. 5998-5012, 0434 408 006. Cranbourne East. WALL UNIT, baltic pine, 1.36mLx0.5mWx2mH, cost $1,000, sell: $250. 9705-2106, 0414 320 619.

DRESSING TABLE, 7 drawers, white, new, lovely design mirror, still in box, cost $850, sell $450. 5941-1223. Pakenham.

ENTERTAINMENT UNIT, black timber, containing Panasonic colour TV, 66 cms, Sharp, sterio unit, radio, CD and cassette, $250 ono. 0409 702 248. Narre Warren.


POOL CLEANER, Kreepy Krauly style, fully automatic pool cleaning system, suits above or inground pools, includes 10 metres of hose, brand new in the box. $169. 0419 668 981. Narre Warren North

TAROT/ CLAIRVOYANT READINGS $50. Ph Julie 9702-2504.


FORD, Focus, Zetec 2.0ltr LV, 5 door hatch, 2009, manual, grey, leather seats, power windows, cruise control, 86,000kms, service books, full Ford service history, USB plug for iPod etc. XJJ-706. $16,000ono. 0410 044 165.

SUBARU, Impreza, 2009, near new, 2.0 RS, auto, sedan, silver, leather interior, sunroof factory fitted, airbags, rear sensors, 41,755kms, reg 01/2013, WUD-265. $25,000 ono. Regrettable sale. 0434 057 590. Cranbourne North.

TOYOTA, Hiace, 2006, UJD-995, duel fuel, EC, reg, RWC. $18,500 neg. 0411 750 624.v

GUITAR, Fender Squire Telecaster Custom, blonde colour with maple neck, black pick guard and duncan designed twin pick ups, classic guitar, like new. $200. 0448 434 211.

FORD, Ranger, supercab, ute, 2007, 4x4, manual, genuine 29,960kms, one owner, retired, service history, 4 airbags, ABS, tubliner, towbar, nudge bar, EC, WBK-717, $23,850. Phone 59890088. Flinders.

HOLDEN, Clubsport, VT, all features/options, lavish HSV style, stunning looker, immaculate in and out, good reg, RWC, VN668448. $11,850. 9796-8789. Narre Warren North.

HOLDEN, SS, 1999, auto, VT11, 138,000kms, 2 owners from new, good genuine car, 9 months reg, full history, ZD1552. $10,000. 0402 232 628.

PIANO, Ronisch, walnut colour, GC, well looked after. $900. 9707-1997, 0412 919 031.

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AUTO PARTS /ACCESSORIES PRIVATE PLATES, slim line, “ON BALE” offers over $2,000. 0434 057 590. Cranbourne North.

CAMPERVAN, 1987, Toyota Hiace, QTP-934. 90lt fresh water tank, double bed, 240-12 volts, microwave and fridge, diesel, free standing tent 6x6, 10 months reg. $8,000ono. 0419 707 828. Koo Wee Rup.

PRATTLINE LOW TOW, single axle, 17’ 6”, hydraulic pop top caravan, reg August, full annexe, electric brakes, 3-4 berth, four burner cook top with grill, rangehood, microwave, three way fridge, good tyres and two mounted spares, water and fuel holders, two gas bottles, four seasons hatch. $9,000ono. Phone 0419 356 802.

COMPASS NAVIGATOR, 2006, 17’6”, independent suspension, shower/toilet combo, rear island dbl bed, 3-way fridge, 60L water tanks x2, EC, $42,900ono. 0419 566 823, 5986-3277. McCrae.

HOLDEN, ute, 2007, VZ , silver, 6 speed manual, towbar, heavy duty bars, 125,600km UVS-739 $14,000 with roadworthy. Phone Ben 0419 341 789.

HOLDEN, VT Commodore, wagon, white, reg to 05/13, stereo, subs, amp, runs well, minor work for roadworthy, OXE-867. $2,700ono. 0438 526 313. Pakenham. JEEP, Cheroke,1994, dual fuel, 226,000kms, auto, GC, YJS-120. $7,500ono. 0409 219 017. Doveton.

GOLDSTREAM, Storm, off roader, EC, always stored in shed, full size oven and grill and four burner stove, microwave and two burner stove outside, wardrobe, QS bed plus dbl, drop down table bed, sleeps six, full annexe, bed flys. $18,000. 0410 034 305.

SAVAGE RANGER, 4.55metre aluminum, 75 HP, 2 stroke Mercury outboard, power trim/tilt SS propeller, all gauges, sounder, plus GPS safety equipment, life jackets, bimini/travel covers, easy tow galvanised trailer with walk out track for easy one man launching, new LED trailer lights, 60 litre under floor fuel tank, SS bow rail, anchor, cutting board, rod holders, bilge pump, deceased estate, boat and trailer registered. $18,500. 0419 895 893.

CAMPER TRAILER, Australian, 6’x 4’, QS bed, annexe, sunraysias, large toolbox and storeage area, many extras. $3,500 ono. 9704-7642, 0409 007 807.

JAYCO, Discovery, poptop, 13ft 6inches, 1995, rear entry, twin beds, front storage boot, side and rear awnings, built-in radio, portable toilet, electric brakes, 2 mains taps, 2 jockey wheels, microwave, macro mule, level riders, hoses etc, easy tow, EC, reg 05/13, $11,800. 59152455. Mornington.

JAYCO, sterling, 21ft, 2007, separate bathroom, 3 way fridge, reverse AC, solar panel, towbar, sway bars, electric awning. $39,990. 0429 401 940.

MOTOR HOME, Miranda Coachmen, for sale or swap house or land in Narre Warren, all luxuries, large slide out, ready to live in or enjoy, cash adjustment, XAP-695. $160,000. 0419 875 174.




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Whiting the king of targets and taste ON THE LINE By Paul “Tracker” Pingiaro WELCOME back summer. How wonderful it is to enjoy the life-giving rays of the summer sun again. While the summer heat has set in, we have seen a change in the guard of fishing targets. There are still a few snapper about, but they will be quiet for the next few weeks before coming back on the bite in late February march. Now is the time of the whiting, King George whiting to be precise. Considered by many as one of Australia’s premier table fish, the humble KG is not only a culinary delight, but also a fantastic fish to target during a day on our two bays, Western Port and Port Phillip. Appealing to kids, adults and everybody in between, King George whiting is not only a fantastic fighting fish but also a great one to target. Being a schooling fish, whiting can provide anglers with wonderful fishing. The hard fighting whiting is an entertaining fish to catch on a light line. It is best targeted on banks, reef edg-

es and weed beds with baits of pippies, mussels, worms, nippers and squid. The rigs that work best are a running sinker or paternoster fished with a size 6-2 wide gape, circle or long shank hook (depending on the bait). Hotspots in Western Port include Tyabb and Quail banks, Middle Spit and off Balnarring. In Port Phillip, try weed banks and reef edges between Sorrento to Mt Eliza. Anglers fishing off piers are seeing garfish, mullet and squid return. These are great species for families and kids to target. Off peninsula beaches we are seeing some nice catches of King George whiting and the occasional large flathead. From the surf beaches there are some nice salmon during the day and a few gummy and seven-gill sharks at night. The shallows of Port Phillip and Western Port are seeing anglers land flathead, whiting and squid with the occasional school of salmon providing some great light sport fishing action.

With the current warm temperatures we will also start seeing a few yellowtail kingfish being landed. In the channels of Port Phillip and Western Port, there are some nice gummy sharks for those willing to overcome the stingrays and banjo sharks. Offshore there are a few makos about as well as some nice gummy sharks and flathead. For those fishing offshore, don’t look at the arrow squid as a pest but a good source of bait and food. 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 2012-13. Details: or www. western Email or 5975 5479.

King of taste: King George whiting are up and about in Port Phillip.

A people’s club centenary By John Widdowson MORDIALLOC Bowls Club is celebrating one hundred years of lawn bowls at its club. In February 1911, an informal meeting of residents was held to set up the Mordialloc Bowls Club. Two members were asked to find suitable sites for a green. At a subsequent meeting, a site at Park Street Mordialloc was proposed and accepted. In October 1912, a meeting was held at the Mordialloc Mechanic’s Hall to set up the club and a committee was elected to run it. A new club had begun to write its history. Those selected for the committee had the job of setting the rules for the new club including fees (the equivalent of $250 in today’s dollars); allocation of space for a croquet lawn for the ladies; club colours (bright blue and bright yellow). They also had to make

the financial arrangements for the development of the bowling green and the croquet lawn and the associated buildings. In July 1923, the croquet lawn was converted to a bowling green to cater for the ladies. All this was achieved with the support of all the members, some who took up debentures to support the Club. Other bowls clubs in the area, especially Cheltenham and Mentone, also supported the development of this new club when problems occurred in building the new green by allowing use of their greens. The first recorded match by Mordialloc Bowls Club was against Sandringham in the Cr Small Trophy, a 46 to 18 loss. In their second match in this competition the club won its first match against Cheltenham 33 to 18. The greens were finally completed by November 1912 and the first match on this green was against Dandenong.

In 1957, the club moved to its current location at McDonald Street in Mordialloc. This move came about as land became available that allowed for expansion. Once again, the members came to the fore to get the greens, a clubhouse and other buildings built. A donation from the Mordialloc Carnival Committee made the job much easier. In 2008, the large grass green was split into a synthetic green and a petanque pitch. Again, a large contribution was made by the members as they gave their time and energy to moving sand in preparation for the laying of the green. In reading the club minutes from that time, then as now, the work of the ordinary members in developing and maintaining their Club is extensive and vital to their existence. John Widdowson is a member of Mordialloc Bowls Club.

Uniform approach: Mordialloc Bowls Club ladies model the club’s uniforms from throughout the club’s 100-year history.

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