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PEOPLE in Frankston are being urged to get to know their neighbours as part of Neighbours Day on Sunday 25 March. Event organisers can win a BBQ pack from Frankston Council. See story Page 6. Picture: Yanni

Neil Walker MORE than $5 million in federal funding to the Frankston area may be lost if an agreement cannot be reached on upgrading the Frankston Basketball Stadium before the end of March. Frankston Council walked away from funding any part of the $12.7 million stadium upgrade after months of a bitter dispute with the Frankston & District Basketball Association over the terms of a new stadium lease. Federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther has now called on both parties to make a last-ditch attempt to reach agreement before 30 March. Federal Regional Development, Territories and Local Government Minister John McVeigh has written to council advising council CEO Dennis Hovenden that the stadium upgrade cannot proceed without agreement with the FDBA. The letter states: “Should you be unable to deliver the projects on the proposed site, you may wish to submit a proposal for an equivalent project on another site that will substantially achieve the same outcomes as the original funding commitment”. The Times understands council has been looking at redirecting funding to the Jubilee Park Netball Stadium. “The best option remains that FDBA and council come to a lease agreement by the end of March, enabling our $5.2 million funding for basketball and co-utilised facilities to proceed at the current site, at Frankston Basketball Stadium,” Mr Crewther said last week. The federal MP wants both the FDBA and council to meet on Friday (16 March) in an effort to save the stadium upgrade. The FDBA said it welcomes the planned meeting as a potential “circuit breaker”.

“Mr Crewther advised earlier this year that a meeting would be scheduled between parties to work through the current predicament the project finds itself in. A project which is fully funded and is delivering $3 to rate payers for every $1 council has invested – a model project in anyone’s language,” FDBA general manager Nathan Jolly said. “The builder has been on site for the last 12 months ready to commence major construction works, along with Frankston Basketball having signed the future lease in October 2017. From Frankston Basketball’s perspective there is no reason why the project cannot start immediately once council sign the future lease. “We hope Friday’s meeting can be the turning point so the community can finally achieve its vision of a nationally recognised basketball facility that delivers programs that ultimately contribute to the social wellbeing of our community.” Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton said in a statement “council is aware of the Minister’s letter”. “We are working in conjunction with Chris Crewther, community groups and peak sporting bodies on possible options which will ensure the federal government’s funding contribution remains in Frankston City, enabling council to deliver improved basketball facilities for the whole community,” the mayor said. “A response will be prepared to the Minister by the deadline.” The federal government contributed $4.95 million, the state government $2.5 million, Frankston Council $4 million and the Frankston and District Basketball Association $1 million towards the stadium upgrade. Carrum Labor MP Sonya Kilkenny did not respond to a request for comment before deadline about salvaging the stadium upgrade project in her electorate.

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Wonderwall on way: All the roads that lead you there are winding ahead of The Big Picture Fest in Frankston. Picture: Supplied

Wonderwall fest to transform skyline A THREE-DAY festival in late March will bring colourful art to Frankston’s walls. The Big Picture Fest will see experienced street artists, hired to transform drab walls at high-profile sites across central Frankston, work on a highlyvisible vast canvas. A magnificent seven of street artists — headlined by Smug from Glasgow renowned for artwork with photographic realism — will get to work painting images on exterior building walls during the fest. The festival program will include an art walk, street party, photographic tour, a group street artwork and the large-scale artworks displayed for all to see. Artists will begin work on Monday

19 March around Frankston streets and the Big Picture Fest itself will be held on Friday 23 March until Sunday 25 March. “Council is excited to see blank walls at key locations in Frankston’s city centre being transformed over the coming weeks as part of The Big Picture Fest,” Frankston mayor Cr Colin Hampton said. “Making the laneways bright and vibrant with street art will create an intriguing outdoor exhibition for art lovers to admire.”Artworks will be displayed at: n The BRAAP Motorcycle Centre in Park Lane n The Alley Barber wall in Steibel Place n The second storey of the wall at the back of Robinson’s Book Shop on

Steibel Place. n Two adjoining walls on Olsen Street n The Frankston Foundry wall on Wells Lane and n Two adjacent walls towards the Station Street end of Gallery Lane. The Big Picture Fest will be overseen by Brecknock Consulting and Joel Van Moore, creator of the Wonderwalls Festival in Port Adelaide. The festival is being funded through council’s Street Art Masterplan, part of the state government’s $63 million Frankston Station Precinct Redevelopment. Council has allocated $165,000 over three years to the Street Art Masterplan. See online for more details.

CANTEEN and kitchen works at the Frankston Dolphins Football Club’s function centre will be partly funded by ratepayers after Frankston Council decided to contribute $30,000 towards improvements at the centre. Councillors met behind closed doors after the 19 February public council meeting and decided to approve the funding towards upgrades to an upstairs kitchen and downstairs canteen. The mayor Cr Colin Hampton advised council will also contribute about $90,000 of ratepayers’ money to the Dolphins as a sponsor ahead of the club’s re-entry to the VFL in April. “This will not only create a better experience for users of the function centre and at football matches, but will also contribute towards the club’s ongoing success,” the mayor said in a statement. The decision was made in private after the public part of the council meeting since it was deemed to be commercial-in-confidence by council. Dolphins general manager Gary Buckenara thanked council for its support. “We’re having some renovations done and we’re funding most of it,” he said. “A bar downstairs needs to be upgraded to comply with state serving of

Drinks up: Upgrades at the Frankston Dolphins function centre on way.

alcohol regulations. “A lot of it is behind the bar kind of stuff including fridges and freezers and some fridge and freezer seals needing some attention.” The football club went into voluntary administration in 2016 with debts of more than $1 million. The team had its licence stripped by the Victorian Football League but was readmitted last year. Cr Hampton said council will oversee the latest upgrade works at the function centre built in 2015 at a cost of $3.4 million, including $1.5 million pitched in by ratepayers. “We hope to have these works completed in time for the opening round match on 7 April, where we will welcome the new team and Premier of Victoria to kick off the activities.”

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Neighbours rush to help wounded girl RESIDENTS of the Ambassador apartments rushed to help a woman screaming for help after allegedly being attacked with a knife by a male friend, 3am, Saturday 3 March. Police said the 18-year-old received lacerations to her arms and head in the incident and was taken to Frankston Hospital for treatment. She was reportedly in a non-life threatening condition, Friday. A 23-year-old man, of Nepean Highway, Frankston, was later taken into custody. He has been charged with intentionally causing injuries and related charges and bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court at a later date. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at online.

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A MOTORBIKE was stolen from a carpark behind a Beach Street, Frankston, business, 8.35pm, Sunday 18 February. Witnesses said an unknown man wheeled the 2000 Honda out of the car park where he tampered with the ignition to get it started. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at online.

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Surfboards in freeway wipeout NORTHBOUND lanes on Peninsula Link were completely closed on Saturday afternoon (3 March), after a serious accident involving a motorcyclist. Leading Senior Constable Brian Smith of Somerville Highway Patrol said that the accident occurred near the Cranbourne-Frankston road turnoff just before 3pm after surfboards fell from the top of a car. “The boards came off the top of the car, and the other cars had braked to avoid a collision,” he said. “As the cars had started to brake, the cyclist was changing lanes. It was a really unfortunate accident.”

Police said the motorcyclist struck one of the braking cars and suffered initially life-threatening injuries. He was airlifted to The Alfred hospital, where his condition is now considered serious but stable. The incident occurred four days before the motorcyclist’s 6Oth birthday. The scene was attended by police, ambulance crew, and SES members. Use of the freeway was cut off at Golf Links Road, causing traffic chaos throughout the rest of the afternoon. Police said the driver of the car from which the surfboards became detached is expected to be charged with having an insecure load Brodie Cowburn




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Shots fired as police close in on suspects POLICE fired three shots at a stolen car during a dramatic pursuit along back roads in Red Hill, Dromana and Teurong, Friday 2 March. Two men in the car – and two others arrested earlier – were believed to have been involved in a carjacking and robbery the day before as well as another robbery, both in Rosebud. In the first incident, two teenage boys were allegedly run off Waterfall Gully Road by a stolen Toyota four-wheel-drive about midnight, Thursday 1 March. They were chased away and their car, as well as wallets, phones and power tools were stolen. The car was later found burnt out at Gunnamatta beach car park. In the second incident an hour later a couple parked near Rosebud Golf Club were robbed of their wallets and phones. Police had previously charged an 18-year-old Mornington woman, and a 15-year-old Rosebud boy, with robbery, carjacking, criminal damage by fire and theft of motor vehicle over those incidents. Both are due to face court at later dates. Detective Sergeant Peter Drake, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the men being sought by police – 26 and 22-year-old brothers, of Rosebud – were spotted in the stolen Toyota allegedly used in the previous incidents. They were chased several times by police in marked and unmarked cars as well as the police helicopter on the Friday afternoon. Police were forced to withdraw at various times because of the danger to other road users. A breakthrough came when the vehicle was found abandoned at a reserve in Karingal the next day, Saturday 3 March. Following a tip-off, police raided a house in Skye Road, Karingal, and allegedly found the brothers hiding in the roof space. They were arrested after a 40-minute stand-off. Both were found to have been shot in the “mid-

leg areas” and taken to Frankston Hospital for overnight treatment. They were last week remanded in custody – one at Frankston police station and one at the Metropolitan Remand Centre – on charges of carjacking, theft of a motor car, robbery and theft from a motor car. They will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 4 April. Professional Standards Command will look into the incident as is standard practice when shots are fired by police. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at au online.

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Don’t panic on China crisis FRANKSTON residents should be alert but not alarmed at this stage about the developing recycling crisis at other municipalities across Victoria, according to Frankston Council. Council says households should “recycle right” in response to China’s tighter controls on imported recycled materials and can help by rinsing bottles, cans, jars and plastics to “help reduce contamination of recyclables”. Several councils elsewhere have been told by Visy that the company no longer accepts recycling due to China banning the import of waste from Australia. Frankston Council’s recycling contractor is Solo Resource recovery but the Municipal Association of Victoria has warned ratepayers across the state may end up footing a higher rates bill for recycling as the China crisis unfolds. “The recycling restrictions imposed by China will be felt statewide and it’s going to require all three levels of government, industry and the community working together on solutions,” council CEO Dennis Hovenden said. He said council is working with recycling processors and the state government “to minimise the impact in Frankston”. Recyclables should be kept loose in yellow-lidded bins and not put in plastic bags first. If recyclables are bagged, they are likely to end up in landfill. Householders can help reduce waste by using reusable drink bottles and coffee cups, buying products made with recycled content such as copy paper and toilet paper and avoiding products with excess packaging. See

Foam factory faces closure Neil Walker A SEAFORD polystyrene making factory subject to complaints about noise and pollution from neighbours seems set to shut down its operations next month. Frankston Council has refused a grant a planning permit application to operate within 30 metres of a residential area. The business Wuzhou Australia applied to council for the permit last July despite operating at 6-7 Apsley Place premises for the past five years (“Neighbours ‘fume’ over factory noise”, The Times 22/1/18). The mayor Cr Colin Hampton said council has ordered the business owner to “cease use of the land by 12 April”. “Council has taken on board concerns raised by residents and a Notice of Refusal to grant a permit was issued on 9 February due to council not being satisfied that the business could operate in a way which would not impact upon the amenity of the area,” the mayor said. Neighbours also complained about a barking guard dog at the factory. A recent court case found the business guilty of having no enclosure for the dog, no warning signs displayed and no collar for the guard dog. The business owner was fined $1000 plus $122 costs. Council hosted a meeting with residents on 27 February to discuss complaints and advise a planning permit

Write up the Wazhou: Frankston Council has informed Seaford factory to cease using premises for polystyrene making.

had been refused. Neighbours have been perplexed about Wuzhou Australia’s ability to operate its business without a council permit in Seaford for the past five years despite repeatedly raising concerns with council. Environment Protection Authority Victoria officers also attended the meeting with residents in Seaford late last month. “EPA outlined that the site did not require formal approval or a licence from EPA to operate,” EPA southern metro region manager Marleen Mathias said.

The agency had inspected the premises twice in 2014, once in 2015 and once in July 2017 at council’s request. “EPA was requested to undertake air quality testing around the Wuzhou Australia premises in Apsley Place, Seaford,” Mr Mathias said.  “EPA will work with Frankston Council to manage issues arising from the Wuzhou foam site until the site shuts down or moves to new premises.” Seaford Community Committee chairman Noel Tudball, who addressed councillors at a December public council meeting on behalf of frustrated

residents, said “everyone involved is extremely pleased with this decision and are very hopeful that the operator will accept council’s decision, respect the residents’ right to quiet enjoyment of their properties, will accept that this is not the right location for this type of manufacturing process and will relocate very shortly”. The business can appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) against council’s decision. “Everyone also hopes that the operator will not exercise their right of appeal, which would only require council taking further steps to force the operator to relocate,” Mr Tudball said. He said council officers advised “steps will be taken” to ensure a business does not operate without a planning permit for such a long time in future. “No-one had any issue with the operator. It is only the polystyrene manufacturing and its waste products, odour and noise that has been of concern.” Wuzhou factory manager Joe Zhou did not return calls last week. In January, he said the company is a small business employing seven people including two who live in Seaford and he was worried council would shut it down. “If I knew this was going to happen I never would have opened here,” Mr Zhou said at the time.

Barbie bewdy: Karella Coffee’s Sally Taylor, left, and Frankston Council’s Andrew Peterson get to know neighbours Michelle Fechner and Dawn Donaldson ahead of Neighbours Day. Picture: Yanni

Everybody needs good neighbours THROW another shrimp on the barbie and get to know your neighbours. That’s the message from Frankston Council ahead of Neighbours Day on Sunday 25 March. Council is encouraging residents to take part in the day by hosting a street barbecue, picnic in a park, community event or even just a cup of coffee or tea with neighbours. “We encourage all residents to get to know their neighbours,” the mayor Cr Colin Hampton said. “If you don’t know the person who lives next door or across the street, this is the chance to make a special effort to introduce yourself.”

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All change: Car parking at Frankston train station will be reduced and free spaces available elsewhere during station redevelopment works. Picture: Gary Sissons

Station parking changes ALTERNATIVE car parking spaces will be made available to commuters while Frankston train station is redeveloped. Works will see 120 spaces at the Beach Street end of the station car park unavailable from Sunday 10 March until late 2018. The Old Law Courts car park, at the corner of Playne and Young streets, will have 120 free all-day parking spaces and Frankston Council will make 50 free all-day spaces at the Mechanic’s Institute car park available. “Careful planning has been undertaken to minimise disruption and while there will be some temporary changes to regular parking, we have worked to offset these impacts,” Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said. The Level Crossing Removal Authority will lease 50 parking spaces at Bay-

side Shopping Centre for construction workers and LXRA staff. “I thank the Frankston City Council and Bayside Shopping Centre for their participation in making the transition to building a new Frankston Station as easy as possible on our community,” Mr Edbrooke said. “In simple terms, the loss of 120 free spaces has been replaced with 170 free spaces.” LXRA has also leased the 50-space private car park at 122-124 Young Street for construction site use. A temporary train station will be opened while the main train station is demolished and rebuilt to a new design. After the new station is complete late next year, the Old Law Courts will revert to paid all-day and short-term parking, and 122-124 Young Street will revert to paid short-term parking. Neil Walker

THE sopranos are hitting Frankston. The Ten Sopranos, that is. The classically-trained and contemporary singers are getting ready to bring their show that has wowed audiences to Frankston Arts Centre later this month. With more than 300 shows, 1000 ovations, two CDs and a DVD, The Ten Sopranos deliver a varied repertoire of operatic favourites and well-chosen popular songs, “in a spinetingling fashion”. Lead vocalist and director Penny Pavlakis says the strength of the show “is the meticulous detail spent on every note sung”. “It’s a show for true fans of the singing voice,” she said. “I’ve seen many people shed tears when we sing O Danny Boy, and I hear them sing along with John Denver’s Aye Calypso.” Audience members who believe they have the voice to compete may also get a star turn on stage. “There is always someone in the audience who thinks they can out sing the group and we give them the opportunity with La Donna Mobile,” Pavlakis said. The principle soprano has worked with Baz Luhrmann, Tommy Tycho, Secret Garden, Dame Joan Sutherland and Grammy and Brit award-winning conductors and songwriters. With more than 1000 performances across the world, she will bring star power to the Frankston stage few can match. “All in all it’s a night of feelgood entertainment featuring 10 very gifted singers,” Pavlakis said. n The Ten Sopranos will be hosted at Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday 24 March, 8pm (110 minutes including interval). See or call 9784 1060 for more details and tickets.


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join us under the stringybarks Fenced off: The end of Seaford pier has not been publicly accessible since late 2016. Picture: Gary Sissons

Pier end closed for over year THE end of Seaford pier has been fenced off since late 2016 and there is no end in sight to it being reopened to the public. Parks Victoria closed access to the end of the pier in December 2016 and there is no sign the state government agency is in any hurry to make pier repairs. Seaford resident Darren Gyss said he often swims near the pier and has been chasing Parks Victoria for an answer on when the pier will be fully open to the public. He said several temporary fences have come and gone and yet no work has been done to repair the pier for more than a year. “They seem more interested in putting up cyclone fences than fixing the actual problem. Why can’t it be fixed?” Mr Gyss asked.

“The temporary fence has often ended up in the water. It’s been pulled down by kids.” He said a ladder on the pier had “come loose” and has been “taken away” and there has been no replacement. Parks Victoria’s website states: “A small section at the end of Seaford Pier is closed for public safety due to a damaged pile. The closure will remain in place until the structure is made safe for public access.” Parks Victoria did not answer several questions before publication deadline, despite being given more than two days’ notice to do so, about why the pier needs to be repaired and when the pier end will be reopened to the public. Neil Walker

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Savers opens Carrum Downs store SAVERS is opening a large store in Carrum Downs and the local community could not be more thrilled. The popular super store that sells recycled clothing and goods will be opening this month on March 15. Fez Puskas, District Manager- Savers, says the store will be bigger and better than ever and is a true recycled super store. “Everything is preloved. It is in a

department store setting so quite a big footprint”, said Mr Puskas. “We know the people in the4 Carrum Downs area and surrounds love Savers so we always wanted to be there. We are very excited to be bringing the store to the area.” The Savers family of stores is a forprofit, global thrift retailer offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories and household goods.

Their business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling gives communities a smart way to shop and keeps more than 317.5 million kilos of used goods from landfills each year. “The actual store has over 100,000 items for sale and each day we bring out 5000-6000 items for sale each day so a lot of variety for the customer. It is all about quality preloved and recycling and is an exciting experi-

So much more than just a Retail Store!

ence and a treasure hunt,” said Mr Puskas. “We stock everything from designer to vintage pieces and it is the best place to make your $20 stretch a long way.” Mr Puskas says the business model is to work with non-profits in the community, including Red Nose Saving Little Lives and Diabetes Victoria. “We choose to work with organisations that will benefit the commu-

nity,” said Mr Puskas, of the organisation that been around since 1954. “It is a great business model and hasn’t changed for 60 years.” Savers will be opening on March 15 and is at 576-578 Frankston-Dandenong Road, Carrum Downs.

You may win one of FIVE $100 Savers gift cards! Complete and bring your entry with you to the grand opening event!








No purchase necessary. Need not be present to win. One entry per person. Must be 18 years of age or older to win. Name, full address and phone number must be complete to be eligible. SAVERS Inc. employees and their dependents are not eligible to win. Drawing will take place at Savers Carrum Downs at 6pm on Monday 19th March 2018.

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Be sure to bring a donation of reusable clothing and household items to support our nonprofit partners! Savers pays Diabetes Australia VIC for donations, which helps support their many programs and services here in our community. Thank you!






MONDAY, 12 MARCH, 2018


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Main Street Mornington Easter Challenge Visit each of these local stores on Main Street Mornington, find the bunny ears in the shop/window, and write down that store’s number in the box below. Once you have been to all 6 stores, bring your flyer to Harcourts Mornington at Suite 2, 1a Main Street Mornington and go into the draw to win a hamper filled with over $500 worth of goodies! NAME: 143 Main St, Mornington

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PICTURESQUE PRESENCE IN THE BLAIRGOWRIE AVENUES HIGHLY sophisticated and sensitive to the elements, this master class in home building is prominently set on a superb 1014 square metre block close to the beach and shops. The interior philosophy of design-led beachside living blends seamlessly with distinctive exterior spaces, and as you pass the well-manicured and landscaped entrance to be greeted by a sculptured olive screen, you cannot help but be impressed by the fresh and welcoming hallway with wide corridors, high ceilings and extra wide honey-toned European Oak floorboards. The multi-tiered home takes you on a wonderful journey where volumes of space and a subdued natural colour palette are your guides. To the right as you enter is a home office and then you step up to two bedrooms either side of the hallway. The stunning cantilevered master bedroom has a stylish ensuite with both overlooking a well-planned central courtyard and entertaining space incorporating the magnificent in-ground pool. Complete with double head walk-in shower and free standing bath, the master bedroom also boasts an enormous walk-in wardrobe. Nothing has been overlooked inside or out to ensure comfortable living for family and friends with two living areas perfectly set up for formal or casual occasions. Huge windows deliver a one-two combination of masterful space and light, with the main open plan lounge showcasing a fabulous black butt timber feature wall, gas fire and overhead fans. Double glazed retractable doors open to embrace the expansive outdoor entertaining terrace. A second living room leads to a rear deck and down to the garden where a private gate leads to Stringer Reserve. Opening from this second lounge are two more bedrooms with built-in robes sharing an elegant family bathroom. A gourmet kitchen will inspire all with a range of quality appliances by Smeg perfectly complemented by a large Carrara marble topped breakfast bar. There is also a walk in pantry, and the high gloss two-pack cabinetry is nicely contrasted by lovely oat coloured panels. From the street is a double garage with storage wall and racking for all the beach equipment.n



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SWEET STARTER WITH GARDEN COURTYARD A sweet start for new buyers, a fuss-free downsizer or prime investment, this 1 bedroom unit within paces of the village and public transport is loaded with charm and lifestyle appeal. Set within a quiet complex, the residence features a light-filled living area with tiled floors and a modernised kitchen, while off the bedroom a private courtyard garden lightly shaded by a tall palm tree provides your own slice of the outdoors to relax with a book on lazy Sunday afternoons. Complete with a tidy bathroom, split-system heating/air conditioning and a parking spot, this tidy package offers a wonderfully affordable opportunity in a golden location.


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EASY LIVING IN THE HEART OF MORNINGTON Single-level and surprisingly spacious, this sensationally situated 3 bedroom rear dual occupancy home in the heart of beachside Mornington offers a life of absolute ease with a generous floorplan to spread out in comfort. Footsteps to cafes, restaurants, shops, schools and the beach, the residence features 2 light-filled living/dining areas and a good-sized kitchen with dishwasher, while sliding doors open to a lovely covered barbecue deck to entertain friends alfresco style or simply relax with your morning cuppa and a good book. With the comfort of a full family home but the ease of a unit, the property includes an oversized master with ensuite, 2nd bathroom, ducted heating, split-system and double remote garage.


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ENORMOUS HOME WITH GRAND POTENTIAL Magnificently proportioned family living spread over 30 squares (approx) with an entertainer’s layout spilling out to a vast barbecue deck and inground swimming pool, this enormous 4 bedroom plus study home in need of a cosmetic refurbishment eagerly awaits the next chapter. Footsteps to schools and 1.4km to the shopping centre, the home features 4 living zones, a granite kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, 3 bathrooms, spa bath and double garage with internal access. AUCTION: TERMS: PRICE GUIDE: INSPECT: CONTACT:

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Friday 23rd March at 11am On Site 8/38 New Street, Frankston

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9 Cadby Place, Frankston South MOUNT ERIN LODGE IN THE FHS ZONE Presenting with style and elegance set on an approx. 870m2 block, this home has been designed for maximum enjoyment of the bay view from three living areas and formal dining room, through to the bedrooms and even in the ensuite. Located at the highpoint of a quiet court boasting a northerly aspect and a never to be built out view.

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Poison suspicions in Mornington death Compiled by Brodie Cowburn TWO miles out of Mornington, the body of an unknown man was found on Tuesday afternoon by Constable Kerr. Nearby were discovered two packets of strychnine, one of which had apparently been used. On the body was a ticket for a Bay street issued that morning, but there was nothing that would lead to identification. Deceased had a heavy bushy moustache; and was dressed in a grey sac suit, black woollen socks elastic “slipon” boots and a cotton shirt and singlet. *** PROFOUND regret was expressed when the news of the death of Sir John Madden, Chief Justice of Victoria was announced on Monday last. Death which was of a particularly sudden nature, was due to heart failure, and occurred at the flat of Mr W. H. Jowett, Como avenue, Toorak. The late Sir John Madden was born in Ireland in 1844, and at the age of 13 came to Australia with his father, mother and brothers. His hobbies included farming and carpentry, and on his estate in Frankston he followed both in his leisure hours. In 1872 he married the daughter of Francis J.S Stephens, and he had one son and five daughters. The loss to Frankston in Sir John Madden’s death is a particularly severe one, as he was always ready give his very best help to any movement for the improvement of the town. *** IN the 385th casualty list published recently, appears the name of D. Longmuir, Tyabb, under the heading

of wounded. We trust he will have a speedy recovery. *** PTE D. Downs, who recently returned to Australia after service abroad with the A.I.F., spent the week end at Frankston, where he was warmly welcomed by his friends. *** AT the Frankston Methodist Church Mr Elijah J. Stranger will conduct the service on Sunday morning next. At the evening service Rev E. Tonkin will preach and pay a special tribute of respect to the memory of the late Sir John Madden, who for so many years resided in Frankston *** THE deputation to the Minister of Public Works, re improvements to a Kananook creek, and the Municipal deputation with reference to excessive motor traffic to have taken place on Thursday have been postponed, owing to the unexpected defeat of the Bowser Ministry on Wednesday *** WE are pleased to note that Mrs Shannon accompanied by her daughter Sheila, has returned to Frankston, where numerous friends congratulated Miss Sheila on her triumphs in the city, with the J. C. Williamson Pantomime Company. In the nine weeks spent with this company Sheila established herself a firm favourite and the season was marked with huge successes, playing the prominent parts allotted to her with wonderful intelligence, and proving herself a talented dancer. On different occasions this gifted little Frankstonite has assisted in

raising sums of money for Patriotic purposes, and from different papers, from districts where she has appeared, we quote the following “The graceful and clever little dancer, Miss Sheila Shannon, was seen to advantage in the Butterfly dance, and she won the admiration and loud applause of the audience.” *** THROUGH the Overseas Club Southern Cross Tobacco Fund gifts of tobacco and cigarettes sufficient to keep a fighter happy for work may be sent for 1s. From what is subscribed nothing is deducted for expenses; all costs of organisation, packing despatching etc, being borne by the English Headquarters of the Overseas Club. Collection lists will be found at all post officers, and at every branch of the various banks. *** WITHIN four days, the head master called together the successful candidates for the recent exciting contest for the Moorooduc school committee. When the “lucky seven” had taken their seats at the table, after their eventful fall out of the bag, the selection of positions was dealt with. Mr Lucas was unanimously voted to the chair and Mr F. Jones was likewise selected as correspondent, while Mr Joseph Turner was given the most honorable position as Treasurer of the funds. *** THE elements were against the successful carrying out of the water sports arranged to be held at Frankston on Saturday afternoon last. A good crowd had assembled at the pier and several

items of the programme had been gone through when a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy rain drove most of the spectators to shelter. Most of the programme had to be abandoned but when conditions were brighter a fair number of enthusiasts returned and were spectators at a Life Saving Display and Exhibitions by Gazeka Camp members. Mr Millett in apologising to the spectators for the non-appearance of the “Pirates Romance” owing to the inclemency of the weather, stated, so as not to disappoint the company present there would be a Demonstration of Life Saving and Exhibitions in the water by the Gazeka Camp members. *** IN the evening the seating accomodation of the local hall was quite inadequate, and despite the fact that all the seats from St. Paul’s schoolroom and every available chair from the hotels and boarding houses were requisitioned many were unable to gain admission, and “standing room only” was at a premium. Despite their being so tightly packed, patrons were in good humour, and the splendid items rendered by the artists received hearty applause, encore after encore being responded to. Without a doubt the programme was one that would not often be heard outside of Melbourne, and the organiser and his committee deserve great praise for the hard work they did to make the evening so successful. The Langwarrin Band rendered selections outside the hall before the concert starred, and the efforts of this body together with the Langwarrin orchestra,

were much appreciated. *** ALTHOUGH contrary to military instructions it is a fairly common practice among troops travelling overseas from Australia, on their way to the front to drop overboard bottles containing messages to friends or relatives, or addressed perhaps to no one in particular. As a rule when these bottles are picked up the messages are forwarded by the finder to the person to whom they are addressed or to some newspaper. The Minister for Defence on Thursday made a request that in future all communications found in bottles or other receptacles should be handed to the police for transmission to the district censor. He pointed out that the practice of dropping messages overboard from vessels was a foolish one. Some of the messages that had been picked up would have been of considerable value to the enemy and had they by any mischance fallen into enemy hands would probably have jeopardised the lives of hundreds of soldiers and caused the loss of several transports. He urged, therefore, that in the interests of the troops themselves any messages found in future should be handed direct to the police. It was not that the authorities desired to punish anyone, but they wanted to prevent any possibility of useful information leaking out to agents of the enemy. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 16 March 1918

WHAT’S NEW... MARCH & APRIL 2018 At Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

WHAT’S ON The Grand Prix is coming

to Frankston Power Centre THE Grand Prix is coming to Frankston Power Centre on Saturday 17th March from 10am until 3pm. The centre is hosting a free mini Formula One go kart track for children aged five to 12 to enjoy, brought to you by Carman’s. A four-day family ground pass to the real deal, the 2018 Formula 1 Grand Prix, worth almost $500, for the following weekend is also up for grabs for one lucky family. Simply share a photo of yourself and/or your kids enjoying the day to Facebook and tag @FrankstonPowerCentre to go into the draw. The winner will be announced






Saturday 7 April

A NETS Victoria and Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne touring exhibition

Art activities, demonstrations, rock climbing, face painting, gymnastics, kung fu, table tennis, exhibition tour and more.

2 March – 29 April 2018 An exhibition that reflects upon Australia’s sporting culture featuring work by Jon Campbell, Richard Lewer, Shaun Gladwell and Fiona McMonagle amongst others.

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2 March – 15 April 2018 adults $4 concession $2


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CAMPBELL VS LEWER Tuesday 27 March In this unique event, well known artists talk art and sport over a friendly match of table tennis. Richard Lewer, The theatre of sports 2016 (detail), oil on canvas, Courtesy of the artist Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide, Collection of Basil Sellers AM, Photo credit: Andrew Curtis

on the day. Lunch and refreshments will be available from local food court retailers at the centre who will be providing family friendly specials throughout the event. Fotini Tzikas from Lifestyle Healthy Choices says “The Grand Prix creates a lot of excitement around here each year so it’s great to offer something fun for the kids to get them excited.” “It will be great to see the locals coming together and enjoying another event here at the Frankston Power Centre” says Fotini.


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Clear and President Danger By Stuart McCullough MY father was a teacher. He taught geography, history and English. He also taught music for a time despite having no skills in this area, having been selected after accidentally walking into the music room, after mistaking it for the stationery cupboard. But despite a breathtaking lack of talent, he gave it his best shot. Teachers are like that. My mother in law was a teacher also. Our neighbour from across the street too. The schools I went to had loads of them. In fact, I’ve been surrounded by teachers my whole life. To the best of my knowledge, all of them were unarmed. I can’t pretend to understand it. A tragedy of unthinkable proportions unfolds on the other side of the world. Students step forward and speak bravely and passionately for change and a President who, to preserve his right to anonymity I’ll refer to as ‘Donald J Trump, c/o the Caretaker’s Cottage, Mar a Lago Resort, Florida’, decides the best response to school shootings in America is to arm the bloke teaching social studies. It’s not so much a matter of jumping the shark on water skis as it is jumping the Sharknado whilst naked, standing backwards and wearing a blindfold. And, quite possibly, sporting a small cactus for a hat. Put simply, it’s the strangest, craziest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. My father owned a rifle. But I can’t imagine him ever taking one into the classroom. Besides, I don’t really picture my father as a heavy armaments kind of guy. He’s more a

nunchucks person. I can almost picture him; talking at length about great sedimentary rock formations before losing patience with the chatterbox at the back of the class, dropping into the combat stance and somersaulting the full length of the classroom as he brings his nunchucks crashing down on the desk of some delinquent no hoper who’d rather be outside terrifying sheep than listening to father talk

about rock formations. I can’t imagine my mother in law taking a weapon to class either. Unless, of course, it was something practical like a flamethrower. That’s the kind of hardware that has multiple uses – not only can you can ensure that you retain the full attention of the class, you can also use it for other things – like get rid of any spiders lurking in the multi purpose room or

toasting your sandwiches quickly if you’re on yard duty. When I was student, the weapons of choice for the faculty were chalk and blackboard dusters. They could propel those items to any corner of the room with pinpoint accuracy. One moment you’d be talking to the person next to you; the next instant you’d be struck by a stick of white chalk right between the eyes. Dusters were worse still. When hit, a small cloud of chalk dust would erupt, the scent lined your nostrils for days. Worse still, the duster would leave a chalk outline on your jumper that you could never fully erase. Which was kind of ironic, really. Reflecting back, I was a good student but there were definitely times when my attention wandered. I was in year 11 when I started to daydream for extended periods of time. Had it been a subject for VCE, my score would have been much improved. But, it begs the question: would I have been a better a student if some of my teachers were packing heat? Probably. There’s no way I would have been late handing in my Year 10 history assignment, that’s for sure. Under such heightened circumstances, I would have feigned greater interest in Maths B. Maybe. I don’t think you could ever convince teachers to take guns into their classrooms. In fact, it’d probably be a lot easier to find people who are completely comfortable with guns and train them to be teachers. Charles Bronson would be terrific teaching Home Economics. I had an Austral-

ian History teacher who kind of looked a bit like Bruce Willis. Why not get the actual Bruce Willis? In fact, why limit it to teachers? Get Dirty Harry as the lollypop person in charge of the pedestrian crossing. Believe me, everyone’s gonna wait until the whistle blows before driving across when Dirty Harry’s in charge. Sylvester Stallone, wearing a Rambostyle bullet sash could do Tuck Shop duty. ‘Doyawansorswifthat?’ he’d mumble, muscles glistening under the flickering blue light bug zapper as frightened kids decide to skip lunch altogether. That someone even remotely important has suggested something as patently insane as arming school teachers says a lot, much of it unprintable in a newspaper. I don’t mean to make light of a tragedy - it’s a reflex action in response to something absurd. I will say, however, that I was deeply impressed by the students in Florida who spoke. I couldn’t have said anything so sensible at that age. But it does make me think how lucky we are. That teachers get to teach and are not asked to carry a concealed weapon. Thank goodness. A high calibre student should mean one with good grades. Marking essays doesn’t earn you the title of ‘marksman’. Nor should it. So far as I’m concerned, the only Magnum at a school should be frozen, covered in chocolate and available from the tuck shop for four bucks. Possibly served by Sylvester Stallone.

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Exhibition celebrate’s Karingal Hub milestone KARINGAL Hub opened in 1978 and they are reflecting on the past 40 years by celebrating the people and stories in the community. The Humans of Karingal Hub campaign celebrates some of the people that make the Karingal Hub community unique by sharing their stories. Customers are invited to visit the Humans of Karingal Hub Exhibit, located in Centre Court and outside Big W, to view photographs and read the stories from people in the community. A Facebook video series featuring interviews with these people provides another opportunity to share their stories. In preparation for further 40th birthday celebrations, Karingal Hub is seeking photos, artwork or memorabilia from the past 40 years to feature in a special birthday project. Please contact the Marketing team on or 03 9789 1192 if you are interested in providing items for the project. Humans of Karingal Hub | Karingal Hub Dates: Thursday 1st to Sunday 25th March Location: Karingal Hub, 330 Cranbourne Road, Karingal VIC – Centre Court and outside Big

Some of the Humans of Karingal Hub: (L to R) Loc from Soul Pattinson Chemist, Greg from Karingal Tattslotto and Julie from Four Seasons Café.


“A lunatically funny play…glittering and hilarious…a comedy with a heart that will keep you very happy.” The Sunday Times

GLORIOUS! by Peter Quilter

Thursday 5 April, 7.30pm This heart-warming comedy tells the hilarious true story of the world’s worst opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins. Tickets:

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Kangas to meet dogs again PROVINCIAL

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully LANGWARRIN will meet Mornington in this weekend’s MPCA Provincial semi-final after finishing on top of the ladder. The other Semi Final will be played between neighbours Mt Eliza and Peninsula Old Boys. The Kangas will head into the semifinal with great confidence after knocking over the Doggies by 38 runs in the final home and away one-day game at Lloyd Park. It is a remarkable effort by the Kangas considering many experts believed they would fail to make the top four. However, they have proved that relentless pressure in the field and with the ball can dictate the result of any match. That is what happened on Saturday against Mornington. The Kangas were in all sorts of trouble at 6/74, however number nine batsman Sam Prosser finished with an unbeaten 31 and Riley Davie, batting at 10, was unbeaten on 18 which helped the Kangas to a competitive, all be it on the low side, 144. Mornington quick Ryan McDonald was the best of their bowlers with 3/16. Langwarrin needed quick wickets early in reply and they got just what they were looking for, removing openers Sam Wiese and Matt Foon to leave Mornington 2/6. Brad McDonald top scored for the Doggies with 33 while Ryan Mc Donald was next best with 21. Langwarrin used six bowlers to remove Mornington for 106, with Adam Campbell the best of them with 2/13 off eight overs. Sam and Jake Prosser picked up two wickets each. Mt Eliza stormed into the Provincial semi-finals with a convincing win over Baxter.

Batting first at home, Baxter started very well with the top four batsmen scoring 110 between them. Justin Bridgeman made 50 before being bowled by Justin Grant while Daniel Warwick hit 40 and Chris Brittain 28. With Todd Quinn finishing unbeaten on 18 Baxter scored a very competitive 7/178. Rob Maskiell and Justin Grant each took two wickets for the Mounties. In reply, Mt Eliza scored 4/184 off 38.4 overs to comfortably win the match. Justin Grant scored 51 and Lyall House helped himself to 49 while Josh Goudge hit 29. Peninsula Old Boys eased their way into this weekend’s semi-final against Mt Eliza with a seven-wicket victory over Sorrento. The Sharks batted first and hit a very competitive 7/193 from its 40 overs. Jed Falck top scored with 52 and Liam O’Connor hit 31 of the Sorrento total. Old Boys Skipper Wade Pelzer was superb with the ball, bowling eight overs for a return of 4/20. However, despite the strong total it still wasn’t enough, as Pelzer blasted 87 and Tom La Brooy hit 54 to help the Old Boys to 3/194 with five overs to spare. Crib Point will be relegated next season after finishing on the bottom of the 2017/18 Provincial Cricket Season. The Magpies would have liked to have finished the season on a high but they were touched up by Pearcedale to the tune of 70 runs. Pearcedale batted first and the openers, Brad Trotter (80) and Will Kennedy (75) shared 141 runs in their opening stand. As it turned out the Pearcedale openers scored more than the entire Crib point team as the Pies finished at 9/133. Jake Roberts was the pick of the Panthers bowlers with 3/18 off eight overs.

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By Mr & Mrs IT Gully IT was always going to be a really tight finish in MPCA Peninsula Cricket, and that proved to be the case on Saturday. The cricket has been hot in this division all season and picking a top four at any stage was always fraught with danger. However, Flinders came out on top with 108 points, while Main Ridge were second with 98, Long Island third on 90, Moorooduc fourth, also on 90. To highlight the closeness of the season Somerville just missed out on 86 points, as did Pines with 78 and Red Hill with 78. Delacombe Park finished bottom on 60 points and will be relegated to District next season. Main Ridge simply had to beat Red Hill to play finals. The Hillmen batted first and were rolled for 158, Riley Shaw top scoring with 46, Tim Collette hitting 34 and Ben Shorthouse contributing 30. The Ridge’s Owen McEncroe was the pick of the bowlers with 3/35 off eight overs. The Ridge needed somebody to stand up and take control of the contest. This came in the form of skipper

Nick Jewell who opened the innings and set the team up with 65. Will Noall hit 35 and Gareth Wyatt finished unbeaten on 39 to guide The Ridge to 4/161 off 37 overs. Flinders may have taken the points against Long Island on Saturday to finish on top of the ladder, however, it wasn’t overly impressive in its victory. Skipper Neil Barfuss again played a lone hand hitting 72 including nine fours and two sixes before snaring 3/5 off five overs with the ball. Come this weekend his teammates need to rally behind him and contribute. Flinders’ Charlie Burgess opened with 31 and Mason Mail hit 19 to help Flinders to 157. James Paxton was the pick of the bowlers for Long Island with 4/23, while Andrew Tweedle snared 3/42 off eight. Long Island was never in the contest with the bat with Stuart Doolan top scoring with 40 and Pubudu Edirisinghe hitting 25. While Barfuss took three wickets, Max Royal also contributed strongly picking up 3/16 off eight. Moorooduc snatched fourth place on the ladder with a convincing 50 run win over Pines. The Ducks batted first and made 6/198, Shamith Kannangara hitting

62 and Pathum De Mel top scoring with 64. Justin Mc Cleary was important at the end with an unbeaten 34. In reply, Pines’ Nick Wilcox was the only batsman to offer resistance with 35. Harley Parker contributed with 25. However, despite batting their full 40 overs, Pines could only score 9/149. Reece Cordeux and Michael Whincup each snared three wickets. Somerville was prevented from playing finals cricket by Delacombe Park. The team that has now been relegated. The Parkers must be the best team that has ever been relegated, after all, they smashed the Eagles by 114 runs on Saturday. Batting first the Parkers made 8/274 with Steve Anderson top scoring with 59, Jon Guthrie hitting 50 and Nick Christides smashing 49, including five sixes. In reply, Somerville was bowled out for 160 in the 24th over. Justin Allsopp top scored with 52. Dean Blight was the pick of the Parkers’ bowlers with 4/50. Christides took 3/10 off 2.2 overs.

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully BADEN Powell flexed its muscles at the right time leading into the MPCA District semi-final, recording a sevenwicket victory over Rye. Baden Powell batted first at the beautiful RJ Rowley Reserve and set Rye 183 for victory after scoring 182 for the loss of three wickets. Craig Entwistle hit 85 off 109 balls while Tom Kellerman hit 30 runs off 46 balls. In the chase Matt Whelan top scored with 44 for Rye while Dean Collins scored 35 and Andrew Dunn 29. No other Rye player hit double figures and consequently, they were bowled out for 128. The Brave’s Ryan Barnett was the best of their bowlers with 4/35. Unbelievably, despite Rye being in the four a handful of rounds ago, the bottom finish means they will be relegated to Sub-District next season. Mt Martha slotted into fourth place on the ladder after beating Rosebud in a thriller by three runs. The Buds batted first and made 102 with three batsmen scoring double figures. Peter Doughty top scored with 37, Matt Williams hit 22 and Jason Mathers 17. Curtis Stone bowled eight overs and finished with 4/13 for the Reds. Mt Martha was in a world of pain early in the chase, scrambling at 4/8, they were then 8/51 and in real trouble.

However, an unbeaten 49 from Brad Wilkinson, 14 Brad Schreuder and an unbeaten nine from Curtis Stone, saw the Reds scramble to 9/105 and record an unlikely victory. Rosebud’s Pat Nagle and Billy Quigley each took 3/22. Heatherhill will meet Seaford in this weekend’s semi-final after smashing Hastings by seven wickets on Saturday. The Blues batted first in the one-dayer and at one stage were 4/18, however, the middle order, led by Nathan Hunt with 28 and Sean Hewitt with 25 helped the Blues to a defensible 145. What was thought to be defensible proved to be far from the case, Heatherhill reeling in the runs in 19.2 overs. This was largely due to Steve O’Donnell who spanked 96 while Matty Meagher hit an unbeaten 22. O’Donnell has now hit almost 300 runs in his last two hits after almost scoring 200 in his last innings. Seaford is nicely primed for the finals after winning a tight one against old foe Seaford Tigers. Seaford Tigers batted first and made 9/176, Mackenzie Gardener top scoring with 78 and Anthony Joel hitting 30. In reply, Seaford chased down the runs with 5 wickets and four overs in hand. Faisal Payenda top scored for Seaford with 41 and skipper Ryan McQueen hit 39.

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Tigers on top form ahead of finals campaign SUB-DISTRICT

By Mr & Mrs IT Gully DROMANA is on fire heading into the MPCA Sub District finals after belting Ballam Park on Saturday by more than 100 runs. The Tigers will host Carrum Downs in the first semi-final, while Carrum will host Tootgarook in the other final. The winners will play off in the grand final. Dromana scored 192 batting first against Ballam Park on Saturday,

Blake Pappas top scoring with 54 and fellow opener Daniel Byatt contributing 40. Ballam Park’s Justin Moore was the pick of his team’s bowlers with 3/14, while Gabriel Lawrence picked up 3/27 off five overs. In reply, Ballam Park was bowled out for 89 in 24 overs with Ben Bradley-Bridge picking up 3/13 off four overs and Jack Fowler claiming 3/30 off 8 overs. Carrum and Tootgarook will do it all again in the semi-final this week-

end after the Lions beat the Frogs in the one day game by 21 runs last Saturday. There will be no excuse for not knowing what to expect in the semi. The Lions batted first with Dale O’Neil scoring 44 and Dylan Steed top scoring with 46. In reply, Tootgarook fell short with a number of batsmen getting starts but not able to go on. Jake D’Atri was the pick of the Lions bowlers with 3/23 off 7.1 overs. Finals were on the line between Carrum Downs and Boneo. Quite

simply, the winner was in and the loser didn’t play finals. On Saturday it was Carrum Downs who prevailed, knocking over the Pandas by four wickets. Boneo just didn’t score enough runs after winning the toss and batting. Chris Jobling was superb, smashing 75 off 67 balls, however not one of his fellow batsmen could make it past 8 runs. In fact, the next highest score was extras with 12. The Pandas were bowled out for 122 off 31.3 overs. In reply, Carrum Downs scored 130

off 31 overs, Ryan Lynch top scoring with 39. In the final games, Skye finished the season in great fashion beating Tyabb by 15 runs, 134 versus 119. The win helped to prevent Skye from finishing bottom of the ladder. Balnarring made light work of Frankston YCW scoring 189 before bowling out the Stonecats for just 114. Ben King was the standout in the game for Balnarring picking up six for 25 from eight overs.

Langy, Mornington, Strikers all triumph SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN’S victory against high-flying Dandenong City and FFA Cup wins to Mornington and Peninsula Strikers highlighted last weekend’s local action. Langy went into Saturday’s league clash at Lawton Park as a pronounced underdog having come off a 4-1 thumping from Springvale White Eagles and facing the big-spending second-placed team in NPL2. But Gus Macleod’s men defied the odds and stunned the Croatian-backed visitors with a 2-1 triumph in front of a large crowd. “I keep telling people that we’re three years behind all these other NPL clubs,” Macleod said, a reference to the league’s inception in 2014. “We go into the unknown every week because we don’t really know how good we are but this result will give the whole club a lot of confidence.” One of the revelations of the season so far has been the defensive display of Andy McLean, recruited from Eltham Redbacks. Last year he played as a striker and finished second in State 2 South-East’s Golden Boot award but his preferred position is at the back where he played for Scottish League club Berwick Rangers. Macleod gave 17-year-old midfielder Cody Eszes his full senior debut and after Dandenong’s Josh Knight and Ben Everson spurned chances to open the scoring it was the turn of Langy midfielder Callum Goulding to blast his shot over the bar when well placed on the right of the area. Three minutes into the second half Langy strikers Liam Baxter and John Kuol combined but the latter couldn’t control the ball and the chance went begging. A minute later Dandenong captain Shaun Filipovic went down inside the area but his pleas for a penalty went unheeded. It took a slide-rule pass from Paul Speed in the 68th minute to set up the opening goal. Baxter had pulled wide on the left and took a defender with him leaving Kuol one-on-one and the quicksilver striker shielded well then turned his opponent and struck a low left-foot shot past Dandenong keeper Damir Salcin to make it 1-0. Despite Dandenong enjoying the bulk of possession Langy continued to frustrate its opponent in sweltering conditions that forced a drinks break in both halves. A lapse in concentration looked to have proved costly when Dandenong substitute Daniel Visevic stole in at the back post in the 84th minute and his close-range strike levelled the scores. But two minutes later Baxter’s bril-


Cup contest: Mornington’s Keegan Ziada takes control watched by teammate Wayne Gordon, left, and Casey Comets stars George Whiteoak and Connor Belger, far right. Picture John Punshon

liant first-time finish at the near post restored Langy’s lead and there was no way back for their much-vaunted opponent. Macleod’s squad will soon be strengthened by the arrival of Queensland-based striker Matt Heath and the availability of defender or midfielder Johnny Guthrie who has been playing cricket. Langy’s under-20s got the afternoon off to a winning start by downing their Dandy counterparts 3-2. Nat Daher gave Langy the lead in the 35th minute but Jaydon Unmack equalised eight minutes later. Langy under-20s gaffer Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor took off his baseball cap and threw it on the ground when Unmack scored. The linesman drew the referee’s attention to the incident and Taylor was sent off. Half-time substitute Travis Ernsdoerfer restored Langy’s lead when he stole the ball from a defender and slotted it home. The visitors thought they had at least salvaged a draw when Jarryn Fittock’s pinpoint free-kick gave Langy keeper Ben Caballero no chance but with time running out Ernsdoerfer again won the

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ball and prodded it forward for Nick Simmons to score the winner. Mornington and Strikers are still in the 2018 FFA Cup after Mornington defeated Casey Comets 2-0 at Comets Stadium and Strikers earned a hard-fought 1-0 away win over Lalor United. Both Mornington and Comets have revamped their first team squads during the off-season and are eyeing the State 1 South-East title which opens up entry to NPL2. Mornington’s Cup win strikes the first psychological blow and Adam Jamieson’s outfit took just four minutes to hit the lead thanks to a superb finish from Welsh import Curtis Hutson after a good build-up involving Wayne Gordon and Sammy Orritt. When substitute Luke Locasto was brought down inside the area in the 82nd minute Orritt converted from the spot to round off the scoreline. Mornington was without five visa players waiting for international clearances. Among them was goalkeeper Liam Little who has been playing in his native New Zealand. Little was part of Mornington’s 2015 State 1 championship side and takes

over the No 1 mantle from Kris McEvoy who has left the club. Peninsula Strikers have a first-half Nathan Smith goal to thank for Saturday’s Cup success over Lalor United, the former Mornington winger’s leftfoot shot from the edge of the area proving decisive. The club has recruited heavily in the off-season but most of its new signings were still waiting for international clearances and were unavailable. Off the pitch, Strikers have been buoyed by an end to the stand-off between their junior and senior clubs. “Both committees have met and we are in a pretty good place right now,” said senior club president Trevor Johnston. “I’m doing what I can to demonstrate how much I want this to work and I’m really excited at the prospect of turning our reserves into a proper development squad.” Johnston also has had a positive meeting with Frankston Council over the unplayable status of Centenary Park’s main pitch and is hopeful that Strikers will be able to host their round 3 home clash with Frankston Pines on 14 April. Strikers have been forced to play two

FFA Cup home fixtures at alternative venues and Johnston is preparing to lodge a formal compensation claim with council. Both parties have discussed the issue and are believed to have reached a verbal agreement. Frankston Pines’ No 1 keeper Alfonso Cardinale has signed for State 2 South-East rival Heatherton United. Former Langwarrin, Strikers and Rosebud Heart keeper Sean Skelly is believed to be on Pines’ radar. Skelly was seen in earnest discussion with Pines assistant coach Ben Caffrey at Lawton Park on Saturday. Pines defeated Dandenong South 3-1 in a friendly last Thursday with Mitch Landers, Luke Murray and Aaryn Rix scoring for Pines. Baxter lost 4-0 to Skye United in a practice match at Baxter Park last Thursday. The game was stopped early due to a head injury to Baxter striker Liam Kilner who was taken by ambulance to Frankston Hospital and diagnosed with fractures in his cheekbone and jaw. Kilner will find out this week if surgery is required and it is unclear how long he will be sidelined. Skye followed up with a 5-0 loss in a friendly against Knox at Egan Lee Reserve on Saturday. Meanwhile, Hong Kong international Avery Lau made her debut in Southern United’s 7-0 home loss to title-chasing Alamein on Sunday while the under19s lost 9-1. The club’s other underage sides had impressive wins. The under-12s won 6-2 with goals from Kayla McLeod (2), Stella Rodgers (2), Eden McKeown and Chiara Renzella. The under-14s bounced back from the previous week’s loss to smash Alamein 5-0 with goals from Alex Jones (2), Taylah Hennekam, Rhys McKenna and an own goal. The under-16s won 7-3 with goals from Haylea Porter (3), Jasmine Ristevski (2), Briana Dias and Mia SunkelLozell. The local soccer community suffered a huge loss last week with the death of Andy McKenna after a long illness. McKenna, 56, played in the National Soccer League with Green Gully and made his mark on the local scene with Frankston Pines, Seaford United and Peninsula Strikers. He also coached at Casey Comets and Morwell Pegasus and was a muchloved figure. A funeral service will be held at Bunurong Memorial Park on Friday at 2.30pm. This weekend’s league games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Murray Utd (Lawton Park, U20s 1pm). SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Bulleen Lions (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).


Parkdale revives Gift at a ‘new level’ THE PARKDALE Gift will be revived after 54 years on the sidelines and is set to showcase some untapped indigenous talent with two sprinters from far north Western Australia making the journey down south. The Gift which is set to return to the Gerry Green Reserve on Saturday 24 March has come to fruition through the efforts of former professional Parkdale runner Tim Mason who pursued the idea just over two years ago. “I ran at the Stawell Gift and now coach my daughter Georgia and we went down to the reserve a couple of years ago and thought it was a beautiful ground that we could run our own gift at,” Mason said. “I did some further searching and found out that there was a Gift run in the 1960’s so that probably urged me on a bit more.” Mason said he wanted to create a gift that wasn’t like the others in Victoria and wanted to involve more of the community. “I can sit there for hours and just watch running non-stop but I thought it may not be everyone else’s cup of tea so we’ve incorporated other sports such as tennis, boxing, pilates and yoga and we will also have a twilight market there,” he said. “Most of the gifts have the athletics side and might add a couple of other little elements but I think we have taken it to a new level which is great for the local community.” On top of the variety of events that have been incorporated into the Parkdale Gift, Mason also wanted to provide a platform for indigenous runners to showcase their talent. Mason has raised over $7500 to help

Untapped potential: Solomon Puemorra, 16, from the Kimberly community of Mowanjum in far north Western Australia prepares for the running of the Parkdale and Stawell Gifts. Picture: Supplied

provide two athletes from the Kimberly community of Mowanjum in far north Western Australia with the opportunity to travel to Victoria and compete in both the Parkdale Gift and the Stawell Gift which will run a week later. Mason travelled up to the community of Mowanjum two weeks ago to meet the cousins, Solomon Puemorra, 16, and Deqwayne Puemorra, 18, in preparation for their descent into Victoria. The cousins, who had never worn a pair of running spikes before, worked with 2017 Stawell 400-metres winner Jack Anderson and are hoping to bring their flair from the football field to the running track. Mason said that while the experience is a great idea, it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of people who have a proper understanding of where to find the talent up in the northern areas of Australia. The idea had long been building in

Mason’s mind and with the help of former professional runner Scott Grigg, the structure of the idea is now coming together. “It’s been an interest of mine for a little while and it’s taken just over a year for funding. It’s looking really positive at the moment,” Mason said. “I would love to make it an annual event but a lot of it comes down to funding. We’ve been fortunate to have significant contributions to help us facilitate the program. “It may not just be the Kimberley community next year - I think there is plenty of talent in the outback and we want to provide them with the experience and if we happen to find a talented athlete that would be a massive bonus.” Mason said that he will be working with the Parkdale Indigenous Community to organise their accommodation as well as the Parkdale Secondary College to work out a program for them and help them experience not just the athletics side but also other activities across the state. Mason said he was looking forward to seeing the Gift kick off and was pleased to see the Frankston Gift’s revival earlier last month run so smoothly. “I was really happy to see the Frankston Gift back up and running, adding another new event to the Gift calendar,” he said. “It’s terrific for the runners and the entire bayside community. With the Sandringham Gift, Parkdale Gift, Frankston Gift and now the Rye Gift, we have four really good ones now on the calendar.” Ben Triandafillou

Pre-season: Mornington Peninsula women’s hockey player Angela Lei toughs it out through the Falcons pre-season Tough Mudder track. Picture: Supplied

Falcons women prepare for season opener MORNINGTON Peninsula Hockey Club will host its annual Charity Sticks Day on Sunday 18 March with practise matches against Monash University and Sandringham Hockey Club. Raffles and guest speakers will add to the day while the women will get some quality pre-season training in preparation for their coming season which kicks off in April. Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club’s player and under-16 girls’ coach Kim Trezise said the event was one of the most important days on the club’s calendar with several charities being supported over the past few years. “It’s a fantastic day and we wanted to have a more local charity to support this year,” she said. “All of the money raised will go towards the Mornington Peninsula Good Shepherd Family Violence Support Service.” Trezise said the practise matches “would give a good indication of

where we are at” compared to the rest of the league. “We have quite a new team this year with a lot of junior girls coming through,” she said. “It’s a good chance for them to see and feel what hockey is like at the Victorian league level. They’ve put a lot of effort in so far and they’re a really good group of girls so it’s really exciting to see them coming up.” The Falcons have recently completed several pre-season training activities with some of the players taking on the 1000 steps challenge on Saturday 20 January as well as an intense obstacle course named the “Falcons Mudder” last month. “We try to have these events to build the connection between the different sections of the club,” Trezise said. “The Thousand Steps hit out was really excellent training for our endurance and the tough mudder course was just really good fun.” Ben Triandafillou

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