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Licence loss for all nabbed drink drivers Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au THE days and nights of drink drivers who fail alcohol breath tests keeping driving licences in Frankston and across the state are over. From 30 April, any driver recording a Breath Alcohol Content reading of more than 0.05 will lose their license for at least three months. There will be no leniency for first offenders. Previously, drivers providing a “midrange” reading between 0.05 and 0.069 could be fined but keep licences in some circumstances. Alcohol interlock devices will also be fitted to the vehicles of all drink drivers for six months after they are back on the roads. Labor Victorian Roads and Road Safety Minister Luke Donnellan said: “We make no apologies for stamping out this dangerous behaviour – and these new changes will get dangerous drink and drug drivers off our roads. “These laws send a strong message that there’s no excuse for drink or drug driving, which puts the safety of the other drivers and the wider community at risk.” All drink and drug drivers will also be forced to take part in “a behaviour change program”. Mr Donnellan said up to 3000 licence holders are caught drink-driving with readings between 0.05 and 0.069 BAC each year across the state. The changes in drink-driving laws are part of a state government “Towards Zero” campaign in partnership with

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Crafty cut for beers THERE were cheers all around about a tax cut for craft beer brewers after last week’s federal budget but price drops are unlikely to trickle down to drinkers. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has decided smaller brewing businesses will no longer be slugged a higher excise rate on smaller kegs under 48 litres in volume. Mr Morrison and Coalition finance minister Mattias Corman visited a brewery in Canberra to toast the craft beer tax drop ahead of the 2018-19 federal budget released on Tuesday 8 May. Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther hailed the tax relief measure as “giving local brewers a fair go” when competing against major brewing firms. “Previously, beer kegs larger than 48 litres have been taxed at a lower rate than smaller kegs, which meant that craft breweries were already having to start behind large companies, with far more resources and buying power than microbreweries,” Mr Crewther said. “This was ridiculous and unfair and it is something I met with Mr Banks brewery in Seaford and Mornington Peninsula Brewery in Mornington about, and then put in advocacy to get changed.” The alcohol excise refund scheme cap will rise from $30,000 a year to $100,000, from 1 July next year for all brewers and distillers. Dan Dainton, co-founder of Dainton Family Brewery in Carrum Downs welcomed the excise change. “It’s a big improvement on an archaic tax that makes producing beer on a small and medium scale pretty expen-

sive,” Mr Dainton said. “The ability to claim $100,000 is fantastic and much welcomed, though it is far from the $500,000 that wine and cider producers can claim. So the playing field is still quite unequal in that regard.” Mr Dainton said the tax relief would mean the business could hire more staff. He said drinkers shouldn’t necessarily raise a glass to cheaper craft beer though. “I doubt it will have any impact on pricing for the consumer as energy prices are increasing dramatically,” Mr Dainton said. He said smaller kegs are easier to move and 50-litre kegs weigh about 65kg. “All in all I think it is a smart move for businesses and for the health and safety of everyone involved.” The Independent Brewers Association also welcomed the excise rebate. “Australia’s 450 small, independent brewers will take that additional excise rebate and invest it back in their businesses,” association CEO Ben Kooyman said. “That will mean they will be able to increase their production, invest in quality improvement and most importantly hire more staff to join over 2400 Australians the industry already employs.” Big brewers will also benefit from a flattening of the excise rate if they use smaller kegs. Major corporations including have moved into the “craft beer” label space prompting the IBA to highlight the differences between larger craft beer brewers and smaller independent businesses. Neil Walker

Taking on the big beer brewers: Father and son team Kevin and Dan Dainton established the Dainton Family Brewery in Carrum Downs just over two years ago. Picture: Supplied

MP against electorate changes Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au FEDERAL Liberal MP Chris Crewther is lobbying the Australian Electoral Commission to prevent boundary changes to his electorate of Dunkley. Mr Crewther, who won the seat at the 2016 federal election with a slim majority, would face a tight fight to hold the seat if proposed AEC electorate boundary changes are made later this year. The Dunkley electorate will lose Mornington and the northern part of Baxter in its south to the seat of Flinders, held by Liberal MP Greg Hunt, and gain Carrum Downs, Sandhurst and Skye to the north from the Isaacs electorate, held by Labor MP Mark Dreyfus, if the changes become reality ahead of the next federal election. ABC elections analyst Antony Green

estimates Dunkley would become winnable for Labor with a margin of 0.9 per cent based on votes cast in 2016. Mr Crewther wrote to community groups such as Baxter residents and traders group BRATPAC urging them to make submissions to the AEC objecting to the planned Dunkley electorate boundary changes. In an email to BRATPAC seen by The Times, Mr Crewther said: “The proposal that they have indicated would mean that Baxter and Mornington would no longer be considered part of the Dunkley electorate – they would go into the Flinders electorate. “Clearly I am not at all in agreement with this suggestion as I believe that Baxter is a vital part of the Dunkley electorate and very much a part of the lovely village/country feel that we all love and enjoy. I also believe Baxter, Mornington and Frankston are intrinsi-

cally connected.” Mr Crewther listed several potential objections to the boundary change in the email to BRATPAC. “This of course must be BRATPAC’s own submission in its/your own words. The AEC will likely favour arguments around combining suburbs/towns insofar as possible, linking ‘communities of interest’ and clear geographical boundaries (such as roads, locality borders, waterways, etc). “They are not interested in political arguments around seat marginality (and associated funding), or whether the redistribution will favour one party or another.” The AEC is proposing changes to several electorate boundaries across the state in a reorganisation of electorates to accomodate two new electorates to reflect population growth and changes. One new electorate will be called

Monash, taking in the eastern and northern parts of the existing Flinders electorate, and the other will be the Fraser electorate in Melbourne’s western suburbs. BRATPAC founding chairman Peter Baulch submitted objections to the Dunkley changes in both BRATPAC’s and his behalf on 1 and 2 May respectively. Mr Crewther’s email to Mr Baulch and BRATPAC was dated 29 April. AEC spokesman Evan Ekin-Smyth said “there is nothing preventing” MPs encouraging community groups or residents to make submissions to the federal independent agency that coordinates and supervises federal elections and referendums. “It is fine for any person or organisation to campaign for a particular change to boundaries or names of electoral divisions or for people to object to a pro-

posal,” Mr Ekin-Smyth said. When contacted by The Times, Mr Baulch said he believes the south part of Baxter should be moved from the Flinders electorate into Dunkley and all of Baxter should be placed in the Dunkley electorate. “The community shouldn’t be divided by electorate boundaries,” he said. “All of it should be in Dunkley because Baxter identifies with Frankston and Mornington and has no ties with the southern part of the peninsula.” Submissions to the AEC closed on 18 May. Individuals and organisations can make comments about the submissions until 6pm on Friday 18 May at aec.gov. au/electorates/redistributions online or by calling the AEC on 13 23 26. A decision on the changes will be made in June and a reported tabled for the Victorian Parliament in July.

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Neil Walker neil@baysidenews.com.au A PLEDGE to spend $225 million to electrify rail tracks from Frankston to Baxter was the big ticket item for the region in last week’s federal budget. Federal Liberal Treasurer Scott Morrison confirmed the federal government’s commitment to the project as part of a $7.8 billion package for new roads and rail lines across Victoria. But it seems construction works to extend the metropolitan line to Baxter are still some way down the track. The project is not yet fully funded and a business case has not been completed before the federal and state governments can agree on a funding split. Federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther said estimates “are between $500-800 million for the build” when asked. “The $3 million federal Coalition government-funded business plan, commenced a couple of weeks ago by the state government, will determine the full build options and associated costs,” Mr Crewther said. “The overall budget for the project won’t be known until the business plan is finished.” The Dunkley MP said it will take about four years to electrify the rail line from Frankston to Baxter after work begins. “Given $225 million is already on the table to build the project, works can start on part of the project quite soon after the business plan is finished

and after a build option is chosen from the options presented.” The business plan is expected to be finalised later this year. Labor candidate for Frankston, Peta Murphy, supports the electrification of the line to Baxter but questioned the

federal government’s headline $225 million figure since most of the money will not be spent in the near future. “It’s a hoax to suggest that the infrastructure funding in this budget is actually in the budget,” Ms Murphy said. “It is of concern that promises are

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but timing everything Making a point: Treasurer Scott Morrison with Greg Hunt, left, and Chris Crewther at Frankston Hospital on Friday. Picture: Gary Sissons

being made when there’s no money in this year’s [2018-19] budget.” Ms Murphy noted about $60 million in federal funding for the Baxter line electrification has been allocated up until 2021-23. “I’m sceptical of the Turnbull gov-

ernment’s funding in any of this budget.” The RACV said the federal government’s backing for transport infrastructure upgrades across the state is “great news for Victorians” but noted extended timelines on the projects means there does not appear to be “any hurry” at this stage. “The critical point going forward will be on when this funding is delivered,” RACV public policy and corporate affairs general manager Bryce Prosser said. “The budget infrastructure announcements are good and promise a lot for Victoria, but the detail suggests that it will be some time before Victorians will see any real action on the ground.” Mr Prosser said “more divisive politics” should be avoided. “Victorians want our governments to work together to deliver the best projects for Victoria which cater to the needs of our growing population.” Mr Crewther said the business plan will investigate the cost of extending metro rail to a new Frankston Hospital station, Leawarra station at Monash University Peninsula Campus, a new Langwarrin train station and Baxter station. Committee for Greater Frankston CEO Ginevra Hosking said the federal money “is the first serious commitment to a vital regional project”.

‘ScoMo’ flies budget flag FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison came to Frankston on Friday morning to fly several flags – one for his budget, one for Health Minister Greg Hunt, the federal MP for Flinders covering the Mornington Peninsula, and one for Dunkley MP Chris Crewther who faces a battle to retain his marginal seat at the next election. The three Liberal MPs sheltered from the inclement weather outside Frankston Hospital’s emergency department to pose for media photos and footage before touring the hospital with executives including Peninsula Health’s new CEO Felicity Topp. Later Mr Crewther introduced the Treasurer to national, state and local media as well as hospital, Peninsula Health and Monash University officials: “It’s great to be here at Frankston Hospital today with the Treasurer of Australia Scott Morrison and Minister for Health Greg Hunt to talk about what the budget means for health care in Dunkley and across the nation.” Mr Crewther said they had just met 10-year-old Ally Clarke, who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and her parents who have been strong

advocates for medication used in treating the condition to go on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme PBS), which was announced in the Budget. The Treasurer, also known as “ScoMo”, said it had been “wonderful to meet the whole team here at the hospital” before launching into his Budget sell. Mr Morrison said the rail line extension had been an important local project for a long period of time. He said federal infrastructure spending in Victoria announced in the Budget was “the greatest of any state or territory”. “In Victoria, we’ve really ponied up; we’ve really stepped up.” Mr Hunt echoed the strong economy theme and said the federal government was investing $30 billion in hospitals across the nation [over five years]. After taking questions about the dual citizenship saga, which gave Mr Morrison a chance to criticise federal opposition leader Bill Shorten, the three MPs and their entourages decamped to Benito’s restaurant on the highway between Mt Eliza and Mornington for a Liberal Party lunch. Mike Hast

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LAST week’s federal budget held little comfort for those sleeping rough on the Mornington Peninsula. Homelessness Australia said social housing stock as a proportion of all housing had dropped to the lowest level on record, with just 4.7 per cent of all Australian houses being community and public housing, down from 5.3 per cent in 2005-06. The peak body has warned that without more investment in social housing, the number of people accessing homelessness services will hit close to 350,000 each year by 2022. It says failure of successive governments to build enough social housing to keep up with population growth and with demand is to blame for the homelessness crisis. “Homelessness has bourgeoned because we reward investors for acquiring many properties for the top end of the market, while neglecting to build low-cost housing for people on the bottom rungs of the income ladder,” Homeless Persons CEO Jenny Smith said. “There does not appear to be any desire to change the status quo at the federal level. The gap between the rich and poor gets wider every day while we wait in vain for ‘trickle-down economics’ to solve what has become a humanitarian crisis,” she said. The “modest” tax cut of $10.50 a week for low and middle income earners is a ‘nice-to-have’ inclusion in the budget, Ms Smith said, “but it won’t go far for those living on the precipice paying 50 per cent or more of their income in rent.”

Perils of couch surfing THE damaging impacts of couch surfing have been revealed in new research which shows that 191 homeless people spent the night on the

streets in Frankston and on the peninsula on census night 2016. ABS data shows that 89 people were counted as couch surfing in Frankston, and 103 on the peninsula. They were among more than 30,000 people who presented to homelessness services as couch surfing in the 2016-17 year, with one-third of couch surfers aged 15-24. Department of Health and Human Services rent data from December shows that the shortage of affordable accommodation for young people in these areas is contributing to an emerging group of homeless students. A student receiving Youth Allowance plus Commonwealth Rent Assistance ($267 a week) would not be able to afford any of the one-bedroom rentals in Frankston that were advertised in the December quarter. Even sharehousing is unaffordable: a student receiving $267 a week would be paying more than half their income in rent for a room in a three-bedroom share house in Frankston. The median rent, according to the DHHS rent report, is $380 a week. This figure, divided by three, shows the student would be paying $127 a week. To avoid living in rent stress, the student should be paying no more than $80, Ms Smith said. There’s evidence that couch surfing can be just as damaging and traumatising as rough sleeping for young people. Queensland-based research shows young couch surfers have higher rates of both suicide risk and self-harm. Also, couch surfers are twice as likely to describe their mental health as poor than the young people sleeping rough, with higher incidents of drug and alcohol use. Ms Smith said couch surfers were frequently being coerced to provide sex for a place to sleep, which she described as “survival sex”.


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A CRANBOURNE North man may find himself on the wrong side of new ramming laws after allegedly driving a Holden Commodore at a police vehicle in Frankston last Friday night. Frankston Tasking Unit uniformed officers tried to intercept the Commodore with stolen plates in Hickory Crescent at about 9.30pm on Friday 4 May before the car hit the rear passenger door of the police vehicle. A passenger, 41 from Frankston North, got out of the Commodore and was arrested before the collision. The driver, a 24-year-old from Cranbourne North, was arrested by police nearby and charged with several offences including reckless exposure of an emergency worker to risk by driving, aggravated intentional exposure of an emergency worker to risk by driving and reckless conduct endangering serious injury. New offences introduced by the state government earlier this year mean anyone ramming to trying to ram a police vehicle can face up to 20 years in jail and must serve a minimum of two years if convicted. The driver is also believed to be responsible for other car thefts in the area including a burglary at Bay City Holden in Frankston on 1 May. He was held in custody. The passenger, 41, was also charged with car theft and was bailed to appear in Frankston Magistrates’ Court in August.

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victim fell to the ground with the men continuing to assault him. A passing man and woman intervened, causing the men to run away. The victim managed to drive to Frankston Police Station where an ambulance was called to take him to hospital. The victim was unable to tell police the exact location of the assault and did not get the names of the couple that came to his aid. Investigators have released an image of a woman, below, seen with the Captiva at a service station before the assault who they believe can help with their enquiries. Police are hoping to identify to the couple who helped the victim and identify the exact location of the assault. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au online.

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Expressions of interest Arts and Culture Advisory Panel An exciting opportunity to become a member of the Shire’s Arts and Culture Advisory Panel (ACAP) Potential candidates residing or working on the Mornington Peninsula with expertise or professional standing in the arts, culture or heritage sectors, along with a range of relevant attributes, are encouraged to apply. Further information Find out more about the Shire’s Arts and Culture Strategy, ACAP and requirements of panel members at mornpen.vic.gov.au/artsandculture

Applications close Monday 28 May By post Ms Jane Alexander Coordinator Arts & Culture Private Bag 1000 Rosebud, 3939

Marking milestone: Lyrebird Community Centre’s Carolyn Wall and Fiona Dannock look forward to centre birthday bash. Picture: Gary Sissons

Centre of community celebrates A CARRUM Downs community centre is gearing up to celebrate its 30th birthday. Lyrebird Community Centre is inviting past and present staff, volunteers, board members, students and local residents to join them in a celebration looking back and reflecting on three decades of community at the hub. “There have been many who have walked through our centre in the last 30 years, bringing a piece to the puzzle, whether big or

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Scarecrow follows the acting road On stage: Poet ReVerse Butcher will perform at the Blue Bay Cafe this month.

Food, rhyme and wine POETRY soiree Poet’s Corner is taking part in the Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival on Sunday 27 May as part of the inaugural Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival. It will run Friday 18 MaySunday 3 June at various venues. Poet ReVerse Butcher, which is Stephanie Petrik’s stage name, will perform on stage, 6-8pm, at Blue Bay Cafe, McCrae. She also makes artist’s books, collages and visual art, as well as writing, creating and performing poetry. Poet’s Corner aims to encourage anyone interested to write, read, perform or listen to poetry. Visitors wine, dine, and hear poetry during the open mic sets. The gatherings are held on the last Sunday of every month, March to November. Blue Bay Cafe is at 665 Point Nepean Road, on the corner of Beverley Road. It is fully licensed. The $26 entry includes a set menu of main and dessert, or a $5 cover charge. Bookings are essential on 5982 0295 or email: poetscornergathering1@gmail.com

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By Brodie Cowburn SEAFORD raised Eli Cooper is set to star as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz at the Regent Theatre. Cooper, 28, has played the role since the show opened in Australia at the end of last year. He has now performed in Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide, and said that playing the part has been an incredible experience. “Playing this role has been such a cathartic journey as an actor to go on because fundamentally the Scarecrow thinks there is something really wrong with himself. Over the course of the two hours, he discovers that he’s loved and appreciated just the way he is. It’s hard not to leave the show thinking that I can take on the world,” he said. Cooper booked the role last year after originally auditioning to be in the ensemble. He said being considered for the main role was a shock. “I actually auditioned to be in the ensemble, thinking I might play a munchkin or something like that. During my audition process, they asked me to come in and audition to be the understudy for the Scarecrow. After my audition with the Scarecrow’s song and scenes, they liked what they saw and brought me back in. I thought the whole process was to be an understudy until I got the phone call saying that I got the role,” he said. Cooper has previously performed in Melbourne in the production of Matilda as part of the ensemble and has also performed in Grease play-

Casting a spell on audiences: Seaford’s Eli Cooper, right, plays the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz in Melbourne. Picture: Supplied

ing the role of Eugene. This is also not his first experience with Wizard of Oz, having previously put on a performance of the show at the Frankston Arts Centre in his younger days. As part of this company, Cooper finds himself working alongside a number of huge names in musical theatre, including Anthony Warlow,

Lucy Durack, and Jemma Rix. The show began its run in Melbourne on 17 May and is set to be open until the end of July. Cooper grew up attending school in Seaford, where he was first put on the path of performance. “I went to Seaford Primary School, and when I was there my grade six teacher’s son was at the Victo-

rian College of the Arts Secondary School. He saw how much I loved dancing and being in the school concerts and he said that I should go and check out the open day, so I did. I saw what they got up to and I knew I just had to go there, so I auditioned and got in.” Full story and more pictures in the June edition of Peninsula Essence magazine.


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Frankston Heights Primary Elisabeth Murdoch College FRANKSTON Heights Primary School provides an environment that is reflective of its core values: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. The central concern of the school is the child and the basis of all dealings with each child is that he/she will receive respect, care and concern at all times. All children are valued and given the opportunity to participate in achieving their potential through a stimulating and challenging curriculum. The educational program offered by Frankston Heights Primary School is highly regarded within the community. Emphasis is placed on Literacy and Numeracy, with STEM, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Science, Physical Education and Italian providing a comprehensive curriculum. The school has adopted a personalised learning approach to ensure relationships are fostered between parents, students and staff. Our committed staff know the personal learning goals of all students within their care, based on rigorous assessment and consistent feedback and goal setting.

Enrichment Programs such as swimming for Prep to Year 6, camps for years three to six, excursions and incursions, interest based lunch time programs, whole school productions, RACV HPV challenge and archery complement curriculum areas across the school. Frankston Heights Primary School is a “Respectful Relationships” school and encourages the development of positive interpersonal relationships throughout the school community. This is supported by programs such as Ready, Set, Prep, a whole school approach to values education and CASSE (Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment) The school values community participation. A team of experienced staff is actively supported by School Council. A very supportive parents group known as ‘Friends of Heights’, take an active role in the co-curricular life of the school.

AT Elisabeth Murdoch College we pride ourselves in knowing our students and supporting them to be the best versions of themselves. We offer students a comprehensive range of subjects from all Learning Areas right through Year 7 to Year 12. Students can elect to participate in a wide variety of inter school sports, and yearly camps and excursions, both nationally and internationally. We offer a range of Specialist programs such as our Murdoch Program, Leaders in Sport, Performing Arts Collective and Hands on Learning This year has seen the implementation of Digital Technology. Our Year 7 and Year 8 students are busy designing and constructing a range of projects with Microbits, whilst our Mechatronics curriculum at Year 10 sees students creating digital solutions to real world problems.

Our college is committed to ensuring the health, wellbeing and safety of every member of our school community. Elisabeth Murdoch college has partnered with local primary schools to create the Langwarrin Positive Education Network. Together we strive to improve wellbeing at a school and community level. With the support of the community, this year our students raised in excess of $145 000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday appeal completing a 50km walk from Melbourne to Frankston in the ICan challenge. Students engage in the Red Shield Appeal, Farm on Wheels and leadership of college assemblies and external events. All students are valued and respected and opportunities are provided to ensure they have a Pathway to Success. Enquiries can be made during office hours on 03 9788 2600

A dynamic LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Respect | Responsibility | Resilience

Elisabeth Murdoch College is a dynamic learning environment with a broad range of specialist programs on offer. All of our students are supported in their learning with all pathways valued. • A pathway for every aspiration • Focusing on the needs of every learner • Educating the whole person

At Frankston Heights Primary School, your child will be part of a nurturing community minded school, promoting a positive, safe and supportive learning environment. Our dedicated and caring staff personalise your child’s learning, promoting educational excellence.

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We encourage you to come and see our College in action by joining one of our tours. 80 Warrandyte Rd, Langwarrin | Ph 9788 2600 | www.emc.vic.edu.au


Kingsley Park Primary School AT Kingsley Park, students, teachers and parents work together to seek the best education for all children through the provision of a safe, friendly, stimulating environment in which learning is designed to develop knowledge and skills for life. We offer a strong, engaging curriculum along with excellent specialist programs in the Arts, Science and Physical Education, including Respectful Relationships in all areas and accompanied by a wide range of fun activities including lunchtime clubs, dress-up days and special celebrations, Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day activities, and the RACV HPV Challenge just to name a few. Our aim is to develop active learners who are motivated to achieve their best in all areas and

are encouraged to develop a lifelong passion for learning. It is our hope that you are eager to embrace the many opportunities that lay ahead as you join us in the journey of your child’s education. I am passionate about the wellbeing and success of every child and ensuring that we provide the very best we can to see them achieve the very best they can. On behalf of the staff, I look forward to sharing an enjoyable and fulfilling time with you as your children develop a love of learning and understanding of cooperation and collaboration at Kingsley Park. We wish you years ahead filled with excitement, challenge and personal success. Gill Gray - Principal

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Prep Information Night Wednesday 20th June, 6pm

Our information night will help you gain more insight into our school and will include presentations from teachers, parents and students. Phone 9789 0077 to reserve your place.

We pride ourselves on our welcoming and stimulating learning environment. We engage students and encourage them to achieve their personal best in an atmosphere of mutual respect and co-operation.

Franciscan Avenue Frankston 3199 Phone 9789 0077 Email kingsley.park.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au Web kingsleypark.vic.edu.au Frankston Times

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LETTERS Council condolences On behalf of Frankston Council, I would like to offer sincere condolences to Diana Ward and her family, following the passing of her beloved husband, Rogan Ward. Rogan contributed to our community through his work as a councillor from 1978 to 1983 and during his term as Frankston mayor, in 1981 and 1982. He made a significant difference to our community and was involved in ensuring Frankston was the first suburb of the Mornington Peninsula to have a modern sewerage system installed. Rogan was also a prominent local businessman who ran the Frankstonbased Commercial Property Services with his wife Diana and son Brett. It is only fitting that his life was celebrated last week in a public service at the Frankston RSL. He was a much beloved father, husband, grandfather, councillor and businessman who will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Cr Colin Hampton, Frankston City mayor

Budget tricks We’ve been had again. The [federal budget] tax cuts for the “lower and middle incomes” will deliver (2024) $455 a year. For those making $20,000 while Flinders MP Greg Hunt makes $343,000, will get $7225 a year. This is even worse than the last tax cut to “low and middle incomes”. The first year is a con job in hopes that we will look no further. I need to state the obvious of the good old boy network feeding at the trough and taking care of themselves first, and trying to trick us into thinking they are doing us a favour. Those making millions a year will

NEWS DESK continue to pay nothing. We need tax reform, not tax cuts. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

The Star treatment Steve Irwin has been given his own star on the Hollywood “walk of fame”, 12 years after his death. It seems appropriate that his name will be surrounded by those of actors and performers – he acted the part of a “wildlife warrior” well, while in reality exploiting and harassing the animals he claimed to protect. Hauling animals to television studios or ambushing a crocodile with ropes, duct tape, and a camera crew — traumatising the animal and temping other people to approach wild animals themselves or, even worse, purchase one to keep as a “pet” — is neither education nor conservation. Irwin wanted to be a “celebrity”, which is far more about showboating egos and titillating audiences than education. True wildlife experts, such as Jean-Michel Cousteau, frown upon the idea of hauling exotic animals around in an endless parade of shows and exhibits and disturbing animals in their natural habitats. Cousteau stated that Irwin would “interfere with nature, jump on animals, grab them, hold them … it goes very well on television. It sells, it appeals to a lot people, but I think it’s very misleading. You don’t touch nature, you just look at it”. Zoos and wildlife shows are just that – entertainment, show business. Leave that for Hollywood, and please don’t support any business where live animals are taken from their natural environment, showcased and exploited. Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia Letters - 300 words maximum and including full name, address and contact number to: team@ baysidenews.com.au

Mission accomplished: Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula Branch (DSAMP) committee members Bill Hallet, Steve Hough, Scott Cosgriff and John Bowers on the new beach access and lookout at Point Leo to be officially opened Saturday 26 May. Picture: Keith Platt

Just a boardwalk to the beach THE new executive committee of the Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula Branch (DSAMP) went to Point Leo last week for a final look before the official opening of a viewing platform and a new way of getting onto the beach. Known as the boardwalk, the 82 metre long structure starts near Point Leo Surf Lifesaving Club and ends with a wheelchair ramp to the beach. A wide-tyred wheelchair is available for loan from the club.

Taking a close look at the completed boardwalk last week were newly-elected DSAMP president John Bowers, vice-president Steve Hough, secretary Scott Cosgriff and former secretary Bill Hallet The boardwalk – fibreglass grating supported by timber frame and poles - was a major project for the DSAMP which since 2012 has been holding two surf days a year for the disabled at Point Leo. The days have become so popu-

lar that they now attract about 120 participants, supported by up to 250 volunteers. The boardwalk, which can be used by the lifesaving club as a viewing platform, cost about $113,000, which came from several government departments, Mornington Peninsula Shire, businesses and individuals. The official opening will be 10.30am Saturday 26 May. Details of the opening are on the DSAMP facebook page.

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Sail, rail and dine from Sorrento THE Q Train has now partnered with Searoad Ferries, to make this amazing experience accessible to residents and holiday makers on The Mornington Peninsula. Sail from Sorrento to Queenscliff on board the ferry; arrive in Queenscliff to be driven to The Q Train’s Queenscliff Railway Station. Q Class diners will then experience The Q Train’s amazing six course degustation, featuring local Bellarine produce, in the refurbished Q Class carriages. The train will travel towards Drysdale with views of Swan Bay and local scenery. After lunch, you’ll be transported back to the ferry where you can sail to Sorrento whilst dreaming of your wonderful meal and your next visit.

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The available dates for Lunch services Departing Queenscliff Railway Station: Thursday 17th and 31st May Thursday 14th June Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd June Thursday 19th July Saturday 21st and 28th July. Package includes return ferry trip, transport to Railway Station, Q Train lunch and experience. Departing Sorrento Ferry Terminal on the 10am ferry Departing Queenscliff Ferry Terminal on the 4 pm ferry or later (it’s up to you) Call the Q Train on 0474 968 309 to lock in this magnificent experience now!


Sport loses one of its biggest fans OBITUARY

Andrew Kelly 9/3/1970 - 5/5/2018 Journalist, sporting commentator By Keith Platt ANDREW Kelly had a few names. As a sports writer he chose his pseudonyms to suit his subject – Toe Punt for footy and I T Gully (In The Gully) for cricket. There was nothing subversive about him wanting to write under other names, but it was a decision made for the sake of appearing to be objective as Kelly was a player in some of the games he wrote about. Andrew Kelly became Toe Punt (Toey) and I T Gully. It ended up being an open secret, but his anonymity had never been about dodging any flak that his sometimes-flamboyant comments might evoke. Far from it, he enjoyed the feedback, from all directions. “He was controversial, he liked to be that way,” Andrew Kelly’s father Shane says about his eldest son. “He was fanatical about sport and about writing about it.” Andrew Kelly was 48 when he died on Saturday 5 May. Apart from two weeks at home, he had spent the past three months in the Peninsula Private hospital after being admitted for cancer treatment. Kelly was known for his commitment and positive attitude towards whatever he was doing, be it playing (football, cricket, squash, golf) or watching sport, coaching, being a club committee member, writing or spending time with his family. He loved boating and was particularly happy with his family on the water near their Paynesville holiday home. The internet enabled him to monitor games and matches and file his copy from Paynesville. He was a regular on several media platforms, print, radio and the internet. Father Shane says Andrew was his “best mate – we were only 18 years apart in age – was a people person”. He believes early school years spent in country Victoria contributed much to his son’s down-to-earth attitude and warmness to others. When Andrew was about five the family had moved to East Gippsland where Shane Kelly managed a sawmill at Combienbar, north of Cann River. The Kellys moved back to Melbourne, but those first four years of schooling had left their mark. Being involved in a succession of family businesses, milk bars and take-away foods, also nurtured young Andrew’s people skills. His secondary education started at Newhaven College on Phillip Island and Padua College, Mornington. He was hired by Leader Newspapers as a cadet journalist, working for that company on the Mornington Peninsula and at its then headquarters in Blackburn. He then moved to what would become a more

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“People person”: Andrew Kelly was for decades a consistent player, supporter and multimedia commentator of grassroots level sport in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula. Picture: Supplied by the Kelly family

than 25-year involvement with the Independent News Group. It was at the behest of Tony Murrell, editor-in-chief at the Independent group, that Kelly began his career as Toe Punt and I T Gully. “We wanted a sports reporter, but he was also playing at the time and we couldn’t have him writing under his own name,” Murrell said. “He liked to create a discussion.” Kelly also wrote for more than 20 years under those bylines for the Pakenham-based Star News Group. He was an early user of online forums and would sometimes use them to “create” discussions (with a flippant remark) that – usually

close to deadline - he would quickly turn into newspaper articles. Kelly’s people skills also came in handy when he moved to public relations, the “dark side” of journalism, forming his own company Kellstar Communications. One of his widely acknowledged PR coups came after several members of the Australian cricket team were stricken by stomach problems during the 1998 tour of India. There were fears for their on-field form, especially that of spin bowler Shane Warne. Kelly was quickly onto food producer Heinz with the suggestion they send the team a shipment of baked beans.

The resulting publicity bounced around the world. “He was very enthusiastic with everything he took on,” Murrell said. “He was very likeable and had the best phone manner. He meant it, and people warmed to him.” After the Independent News Group was bought out by Fairfax Community News and in 2012 Kelly (and Toe Punt and I T Gully) moved their reporting duties to the Mornington Peninsula News Group (owner of this publication). Kellstar’s clients included Don Smallgoods, Tip Top Bakeries, Amcal Pharmacies and the E J Whitten Legends Game. He was Clark Rubber’s national public relations and communications manager as well as network development manager for three years until 2009. Andrew then had senior marketing roles with FC Business Solutions, Jim’s Group, Ventura Health and Bloom Hearing Specialists. His final job was national marketing and communications manager for Symbion, a national wholesaler of healthcare services and products to pharmacies and hospitals. While working these high profile jobs, Toe Punt Kelly never lost touch with sport on the peninsula. Journalist Mike Hast recalls “time in the broadcast box at Frankston Park when Toey and the boys were doing the Sorrento v Hastings grand final in 2011 - which Sorrento won by a point, breaking Hastings’ hearts. I had listened to Kel and the team calling the game on RPPFM many times, but being in the box was exciting for a print journo like me when Sorrento came back at the Blues, who were well in front at one stage”. “Kel was more excited than the Sorras’ fans as this was local footy at its best. Toey was one of the best ‘amateur’ callers I ever heard. Passionate, smart and quick as a flash.” Toey covered his first match in 1987 – a final at Alexandra Park in Mornington between Dromana and Sorrento. Such was the football community’s respect for Kelly that the 2018 season launch of the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League became a benefit for Andrew and his family. During the night, at which coaches and presidents discussed their clubs’ prospects for the season, there was an entertaining live video linkup to Kelly being interviewed in his hospital bed by Tony Blackford, a high profile MPNFL former player and coach. His bylines continued appearing in Mornington Peninsula News Group publications until late April, his illness forcing him to miss just one edition during his 12 weeks in hospital. Former colleague Fran Henke said the Kelly clan (her family name) “has lost a hero, way too early, but his giant heart, sense of humour, love of his family and friends will endure”. Andrew Kelly is survived by his wife Katy, son Lachy, daughter Breanna, father Shane, mother Maxine (Max), brother Adam and sister Tracey. A funeral was held for him at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Rosebud, on Monday 14 May.

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SPARKLING RENOVATION COMBINES THE CLASSIC WITH CONTEMPORARY STRAIGHT from the pages of any worthy design magazine, this stunning coastal property encompasses an incredible 10,000 square metres in beachside McCrae. Reminiscent of a grand Tuscan estate, this enchanting home is surrounded by lovely raised garden beds sprouting all manner of herbs and garden greens to infuse your home cooking with the love of the old country. Expansive courtyards and vast swathes of lush lawn are perfectly sheltered by native Moonah trees to allow you to revel in the spectacular outdoors to the full. The home measures about 313 square metres and has been extensively renovated and extended from its original days. Pleasingly, many attributes remain with a contemporary finish boasting high ceilings and lots of windows that flood the interior with natural light. An enormous kitchen and dining area is designed to bring the whole family together, and through two sets of steel-framed French doors you can step out to the balcony where a superb view out to Port Phillip Bay awaits. The splendid kitchen has plenty of prep area and cupboards, with appliances including a huge oven with gas cooktop and a dishwasher. To the opposite side of this great space is the lounge room and master bedroom with built-in robe and ensuite, whilst to the east wing is a second living zone and four excellent bedrooms share the bathroom with European laundry. Downstairs is a staggering sixth bedroom that adjoins a handy studio or rumpus room, and there is a third bathroom. Beautifully designed and styled with a chic, coastal theme where handsome polished floors, crisp whites and splashes of blue all work in unison, additional features to this magnificent property include a splendid in-ground pool, there is hydronic heating throughout and a massive four-vehicle carport. Hidden away in an exclusive enclave, just moments from the white shores of McCrae beach, this home is an exciting first class entertainer where views of the sea provide an unforgettable backdrop for the superb indoor spaces.n

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ADDRESS: 29 Browne Street, McCRAE FOR SALE: Price On Application DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car AGENT: Stephen Brown, 0401 666 100 - BriggsShaw Real Estate, 2831 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie, 5988 8391 INSPECT: As Advertised Or By Appointment


AUCTION 110-116 JACKA STREET BITTERN

ONE ACRE IN LEAFY BITTERN

For Sale Now Or By Auction, Saturday 26th May at 12 Noon Terms 10% Deposit. Balance 30 Days. Vacant Possession View By Appointment

A wonderful bush block of a whopping 1 acre (4,047m2) in a sought after estate of leafy Bittern. This prime parcel of land is perfect for those looking to build their dream home and still have plenty of space for the kids as well as plenty of room to build a man cave. Resident rosellas, kookaburras and gum trees create a beautiful & peaceful outlook whilst being surrounded by quality homes, quality schools and public transport including buses and trains. A one acre bush block with all services available, located on a sealed road in leafy Bittern is an extremely rare find.

CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT Richard Whitehead on 0412 328 718 century21.com.au 5979 3555

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ROAD - 3 METRES WIDE

QUEEN STREET

590 SQM

38.71

NORTH

15.24

AUCTION CANCELLED

ALBERT STREET

11 ALBERT STREET, HASTINGS

What an opportunity to secure yourself a fantastic 590m2 block in a prominent location of Hastings. Close to High Street shopping precinct including, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, medical centres, gyms, boutique stores and transport, plus only a short stroll to the stunning foreshore & recreational facilities, this block boasts the ultimate convenient lifestyle.

DEVELOPMENT SITE IN PROMINENT LOCATION (S.T.C.A.)

Zoned General Residential 1 with no Design and Development or Vegetation Protection overlay with a lane way located to the rear, this block is a fantastic development opportunity (S.T.C.A.).

CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT Tayla Schoots 0415 517 340 century21.com.au 5979 3555

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FOR SALE 196 MARINE PARADE, HASTINGS

MAIN ROAD FACTORY/SHOWROOM WITH REAR ACCESS

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For Sale by Expression of Interest closing at 5:00pm Friday 1st June 2018. Terms 10% Deposit. Balance 60 Days. Vacant Possession. View By Appointment CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT Chris Watt 0417 588 321 century21.com.au

– Freestanding colour bond building of approx. 234m² plus carpeted and air conditioned office space under roof line of approx. 36m² on land of approx. 1500m². – Excellent exposure to Marine Parade at the entrance to town. – Full road frontage to rear onto Mayne Avenue with secure steel fencing and gates. – Potential to construct another identical (or larger) building adjoining existing (S.T.C.A.). – Plenty of car parking on site with hard landscaping and concrete driveway completed. – Perfect for owner occupier, Investor (easily leasable) or developer seeking modest project. – Offered on a + GST basis

5979 3555

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CENTRAL FACTORY COMPLEX

For Sale by Expression of Interest closing Friday 25th May @ 5:00pm (if not sold prior) Terms 10% Deposit. Balance 60 Days. View By Appointment

One of the most prominent buildings in sought after stretch of Frankston - Flinders Road surrounded by automotive businesses. This building has recently undergone a substantial renovation including painting, new roof and storm water connections. Consisting of two smaller factories of approx. 240m² each currently leased with combined net return of approx. $30,500 per annum and one larger very high prominent tenancy of approx. 420m² including mezzanine level offered with vacant possession or tenant readily available.

CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT Chris Watt 0417 588 321 century21.com.au

– Total land area approx. 1,760m² with 47 metre main road frontage – Suit investor with business wishing to occupy part and derive income from tenants or lease all three and enjoy passive income – Anticipated return when fully leased around $56,500 net per annum – Ideal self-managed super fund – Offered as a going concern with no GST payable

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Thursday 24th May, 2018 at 11am on site Shop 22 Lakeview Shopping Centre, Gladesville Boulevard, Patterson Lakes

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64 CLAUDE STREET, SEAFORD DO NOT MISS THIS ONE Home owners, investors, builders & developers take note! On offer here is a brick veneer home comprising 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms that is situated on an allotment of 703 sqm (approx.) Sub-division Potential (STCA). AUCTION: Saturday 2nd June 2018 at 11:00am Terms: Unconditional Contract 10% Deposit & 30 Day Settlement Inspect: As advertised or by appointment Contact: James Munn 0400 990 833

Shop 2/548 Frankston Dandenong Rd, Carrum Downs 3201 Office: 03 9770 8534 Fax: 9775 1561

Tenant trading as Patterson Lakes Dry Cleaners

Returning $27,545 P.A Net Shop area 52m2*

Long established business

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Excellent reliable tenant

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Linda Ellis 0400 480 397

1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs

COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE SIZE SQM

SUBURB

FOR SALE 7 TAVEN STREET HASTINGS

SHE’S A BEAUTY! 3 BED 1 BATH 1 CAR

This property is an entertainers absolute dream, complete with huge undercover entertaining & relaxing spa area, plenty of room for the kids to enjoy or room to build a shed. Inside features a whopping state of the art kitchen with quality appliances fit for the master chef, open plan living & dining area, three generous bedrooms and a fresh, central main bathroom & separate toilet. Oozing with style and individuality this property is designed to proudly host all your family and friends without a lifting a finger. For Sale $525,000 View Saturday 2:00pm – 2:30pm CENTURY 21 HOMEPORT Tayla Schoots 0415 517 340 century21.com.au 5979 3555

RENT PW*

BITTERN

76

RETAIL

$328

HASTINGS

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RETAIL

$227

HASTINGS

78

RETAIL

$688

HASTINGS

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72

FACTORY-MARINE IND.

$141

SOMERVILLE

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FACTORY-MARINE IND.

$462

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Captain Bruce claims Flinders election Compiled by Brodie Cowburn CAPTAIN Bruce was elected for the vacant seat at the by-election held last Saturday. The following is the result of the polling in key electorates: Dandenong: Bruce - 2225, Hall - 27, Holmes - 1216. Frankston: Bruce 1483, Hall - 30, Holmes - 479. Totals: Bruce - 14,445, Hall - 382, Holmes - 740. *** MR A. J. Munyard of the Department of Art, Working Men’s College, Melbourne, was specially asked by a local worker to assist the Frankston effort to the Red Cross by using his artistry to depict an Australian soldier starving in a German prison. He generously complied with the request and produced the pathetic picture “Starving in a German prison”, now on view at Mr Woods News Agency, Bay Street. It is hoped that its mute appeal will induce everyone who sees it to buy at least one “Red Cross House Badge”. The picture will be on view at the Red Cross Concert next Saturday, 25th May. *** LAST Thursday night a meeting of the Protestant Federation was held in the Mechanics Institute with the object of forming a branch in Somerville. The hall was well filled with an Enthusiastic audience. Rev Tonkin presided and the meeting opened with prayer. After the National Anthem had been sung, Rev. Tonkin addressed the meeting. Mr Ross then sang ”We’ll never let the old flag fall” Stirring addresses were made by two of the founders of the Federation Rev. Farquhar and Mr Ross of Ballarat.

Mr J. Twyford moved and Mr Horsfall seconded that a branch of the Federation be formed here. The motion was carried. *** SITUATED on the main Stony Point line, a few miles from Frankston, is the military camp Langwarrin and I would like all your readers to know this is one of the finest camps in Australia. The O.C. is loved by all under his command, and by all his friends who know him personally, and I think I can safely say, he and his staff are second to none. This camp is kept in beautiful order; the gardens are artistically laid out and are a sight worth going to see alone. Each flower bed is bordered by stones which are lime washed every day, and the whole camp is cleaned up three times a day. and not even a cigarette butt or match can be found lying about. Everything that thought and love can divise is introduced into this camp to make life for the boys more interesting. They have a beautiful hall and almost every evening there are pictures or plays. *** WE draw attention to the advertisement of Mr A Sullivan, who has purchased the bootmaking and repairing business lately carried on by Mrs Reynolds, in Bay Street, Frankston . Mr Sullivan, besides having stirling ability to recommend him is a returned soldier, having served with the A.I.F. for nearly three years. Customers are assured that their orders will be attended to skilfully

and promptly, and a trial is earnestly solicited. *** A WELL attended meeting of residents was held at the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall on Friday evening 10th for the purpose of taking steps to form a Branch of the Protestant Federation at Frankston. Cr. Oates was in the chair and stirring addresses were delivered by Revs. F. Farquhar and G. Tregear. It was unanimously decided that a Branch be formed and on Friday evening next a meeting will be held in the hall to elect officers, and other routine in connection with the Federation. *** A MUSICAL treat is in store for Frankston next Saturday 25th May, when a high class concert will be given by members of the Melbourne Albert street Conservatorium of Music under the direction of Miss Mary Campbell. The proceeds are for the Australian Red Cross Fund, to provide food for imprisoned soldiers. A glance at the names on the programme in our advertising columns will show what is to be expected. This board of the great pleasure Miss Constance Buchan gave her audience here on 27th April last, will be glad to see that they now have an opportunity of hearing this charming songstress. Sergeant Widburn has kindly consented to assist and he has something quite new in “our boys songs.” For the special convenience of those who like a certain seat, the innovation of booking a seat in any part of the hall has been adopted. ***

THE inspector of nuisances (Constable A. D. Kerr) reported: Gentlemen, I have to report for the information of your council that during the month of April I had the body of a beast removed from Gordon street, at a cost of five shillings. Upon making inquiries regards ownership of the animal I eventually traced the owner, and he defrayed the cost of removal. *** MR and Mrs A Goodwin and family of Cranbourne Road, Frankston, desire to express with sincere and grateful appreciation their hearfelt thanks to the Rev. E. Tonkin, Teachers and Office bearers and members of the Methodist Church and Sabbath School, also to Mrs Twining, President and office bearers and members of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and all dear friends in Frankston for their numerous letters, Cards and visits of comforting, Sympathy and Condolence, in this hour of sorrow at the loss of our dear third son Pte. Edward James Goodwin 1932, B. Company, 23 Batt. Died of wounds, April 8th 1918 in France. Aged 20 years and 8 months after 2 years and 8 months active service. A memorial service will be held in the Presbyterian Church, Burnley St. Richmond tomorrow evening 19 inst, where our dear laddie was chistened and trained to follow the Path of Love and Duty to his God and Country. He taught in the Sabbath School and was an ardent worker in the Church. *** CPL. F. MacDonald who was decorated with a Distinguished Conduct Medal by His Excellency the Gover-

nor General at Melbourne on Friday May 10th, is a resident of Langwarrin who, with his big brother, was accepted for active service early in 1915; unfortunately the brother has been a prisoner of war in Germany for the last two years. At the outbreak of the war these two young men were engaged in farming pursuits here, but the call for volunteers found them ready and both of them have participated in some of those memorable actions that have made the name of Australia’s soldiers famous the world through *** Municipal Notices. Shire of Frankston and Hastings. NOTICE. WHEREAS it appears to the Council of the Shire of Frank ston and Hastings that the Roads hereinafter mentioned are likely to be seriously injured by traffic during the portion of the year hereinafter mentioned. Therefore the said Council, pursuant to powers conferred by Section 493 of the Local Government Act 1915 (and any other powers), doth herreby Stop the Cartage of Pine Logs on the following Roads during the period hereinafter mentioned, unless with the written consent of the Council or some officer duty author ised in that behalf. ROADS.—All Roads in the Centre Riding of the said Shire, and the full widths of all Roads forming the boundaries between the said Centre Riding and all other Ridings. By order, JOHN. E JONES, Shire Secretary. Shire of Frankston and Hastings, *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 18 May 1918

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Stroke rehabilitation program

SOMEONE in Australia will have a stroke, every 9 minutes*. Optimum recovery following stroke has been linked to accessing specialised neurological or stroke specific rehabilitation. St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital (SJGFRH) offer rehabilitation to people who have suffered a stroke or other neurological condition. Their neurological team includes a rehabilitation physician, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, dietitian, social worker and pastoral carer. They offer stroke specific inpatient and outpatient programs where rehabilitation is tailored to meet the individual goals and needs of each patient they provide therapy to. Their physiotherapists will work with you to improve your walking, movement, strength, balance and sensory impairments. The therapy will aim to return you to as normal function as achievable including a focus on returning to everyday activity. They will establish an individualised exercise program within their fully equipped gymnasium and provide you with a home exercise program once discharged. If appropriate, you may also access their onsite heated hydrotherapy pool. Occupational therapists focus on functional goals and can work with you to improve management of

daily activities including personal, household or community tasks. They have a fully equipped kitchen and occupational therapy gym, including a hand-arm motor rehabilitation system called a PABLO® SYSTEM. They also offer art therapy, cognitive therapy; therapeutic groups including a Breakfast and Garden Group, as well as return to work and return to driving programs. In addition if indicated, the OTs may also conduct home visits to assess safety and function within your own home. Speech pathologists help manage language problems, articulation issues, cognitive communication, social communication and swallowing problems. They can also prescribe alternative communication devices. Their dietitians can help ensure a patient is meeting nutritional requirements following a stroke and can provide healthy eating advice for home. Social workers provide advice regarding services and supports to patients and their families. The social worker’s role is to enhance social and emotional functioning through targeted interventions and assisting in setting up or initiating services and supports. They provide counselling and therapy related to diagnosis, trauma or illness; grief, loss and bereavement, coordination of services and advance care planning The pastoral services team

are available to look after your emotional, spiritual or religious wellbeing and beliefs and are available to you regardless of your culture, faith and spiritual belief. They can assist you and your family to adjust and cope with being in hospital, illness, diagnosis, mental health issues, injury, disability and questions around meaning and purpose. SJGFR are proud to be working in association with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Monash University and

La Trobe University in research. They are currently involved in the SENSe implement research, which focuses on objective assessment and treatment of sensory impairments (for example: decreased sense of touch) after stroke and enables greater improvements in patient outcomes and recovery from stroke. St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital take pride in providing excellence in care and specialised stroke / neurological rehabilitation. They believe care should be holistic and patient centred.

*Deloitte Access Economics – Stroke in Australia – No postcode untouched, 2017 For more information about their facilities, services or programs please call 9788 3333. Referrals: Outpatient referrals can be sent to: St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital 255-265 Cranbourne Road, Frankston 3199. Fax: (03) 9788 3280 Inpatient referrals can be sent to: Fax: (03) 9788 3304

Someone in Australia will have a stroke, every 9 minutes Deloitte Access Economics – Stroke in Australia – No postcode untouched, 2017

Let our Neurological rehabilitation team help you. Our team are dedicated to helping you improve your function after suffering a stroke. They will create a program that is personalised to suit your goals and needs. We offer specialised inpatient and outpatient programs. Tel.: 9788 3333 www.sjog.org.au/frankston

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Channelling Ol’ Blue Eyes AUSTRALIAN musical theatre star Philip Gould and award winning singer/actress Michelle Fitzmaurice team up again to sing and dance their way through 22 hits of the man they called the Chairman of the Board...Frank Sinatra. The fascinating life story of Frank Sinatra will be told through skilfully written narration and all of this in front of the backdrop of wonderful stills of Frank’s life on the big screen. Classic Sinatra hits including My Way, Three Coins in a Fountain, Fly Me to the Moon, High Hopes

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will be performed. The show will also contain many hits from the women in Frank’s life. Nancy Sinatra, Liza Minelli and Judy Garland will be some of the wonderfully talented women highlighted in the production. You can also join in the famous Christmas in June lunch for an extra $26 – but seats fill up fast so book now! Frankly Sinatra. Friday 8 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm. Tickets: $20. Bookings: 03 9784 1060 or thefac.com.au


THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

A Brief History of the Middle Ages By Stuart McCullough THERE’S no getting around it. Not even with a Melways, a torch and sturdy pair of hiking boots. It’s just too big. Better, then, to take a deep breath and admit it outright – middle age has well and truly arrived and there is nothing left to do but to embrace it in all it’s tea-sipping, slipper-wearing, youth-pitying glory than to deny it. I’ll admit I was slow to realize. One moment, you’re an edgy, fashion-busting, envelopepushing bona-fide young person surfing the counterculture wave with the utmost of ease. Then, almost overnight, you’re stuck in middle age and yelling at the television. Not that there weren’t warning signs. I should have realized sooner. In particular, I should have realized once I no longer considered talk back radio to be a horrifying congregation of malcontented freaks that I stumbled across accidentally when attempting to move between 3RRR and PBS and, instead, considered it essential listening in order to remain informed, that something had changed. In fact, feeling that I need to be informed at all times is definitely a warning sign I chose to ignore. When I talk about vinyl, it’s not a reference to an item of clothing. Short of wearing lycra, talking about vinyl is the single-most middle aged thing anyone can do. I bang on about which albums I own and kid myself by thinking that by collecting shelves of the stuff I’m off the grid and sticking it to Apple Music. This is despite the fact that I grew up in a generation that

bought cassette tapes with ‘Dolby’ sound or whatever else they used to make it sound better when, really, they should have created something to stop it getting chewed up by your car stereo. It was our parents who collected vinyl, not us. We were the generation that treated the compact disc as though it would last forever. Which it will, only in the shed instead of the house. Despite this, we now bang on about vinyl and sound quality even though our hearing is completely cactus as a result of listening to Alice In Chains and Kyuss albums at an obscene volume. Which brings me to my next point – I know that I’m middle aged because I now claim that my generation had the greatest music of any generation.

That it is vastly superior to the horrific assault on the senses that passes for music these days and which – to my ears - all sounds the same because it’s been churned through the same computer program. But memory is such a selective thing. When I talk about the great music I listened to growing up, I’m thinking of bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, You Am I and the Fauves. I’m ignoring, however, that the nineties were also the era of boy bands, Britney and Celine Dion’s unholy zenith. It’s more than merely selective, it’s borderline dishonest. I no longer know what the inside of a nightclub looks like. I’m going to assume that nothing much has changed and that they remain the same wretched sinkholes of humanity

they always were. I long thought that hell is a nightclub where interminable sets by under-achieving covers bands are punctuated by blasts of ‘Tainted Love’ by Soft Cell and drink cards. It’s not just the idea of going out that doesn’t appeal to me, it’s that the prospect of staying up late will do irreparable damage to my sleep schedule and I may never recover. Medical appointments were once something that occurred with the frequency of Halley’s comet. Now I know the reception staff by name and am earning plenty of the medical equivalent of frequent flyer points. Leonard Cohen once sang about aching in the places he used to play. For me, my body is now in open rebellion against me and there’s very little I can

do about it. I am starting to accept bulges that I have previously regarded as a temporary result of a spectacular Christmas as permanent. This is the equivalent of finally accepting that the dodgy extension some hack built is probably part of the house. Perhaps most damning of all – I have started to use the term ‘young people’. Specifically, I’ve started to use the term ‘young people’ as a reference to a group of which I am no longer a part. It’s mutual too. Although I’m yet to have a seat offered to me on public transport by someone wearing a school uniform who is not Angus Young from AC/DC, that day is surely drawing ever closer. Next week, I have tickets to see a band. I’m already worried about whether I’ll be able to stay up late enough and how I’m going to recover from a lack of sleep in time to return to work. Even now, I’m thinking about where I’ll park the car and how the dog will react when we return late. As luck would have it, I’m seeing Augie March. They were big in the nineties and I have several of the albums on vinyl. It’s nothing to be afraid of. Not yet, anyway. As Generation X hurtles onwards, it’s inevitable that we’ll discover sorts of things about ageing that our parents already know, probably told us and we roundly ignored. But that’s alright. Each generation’s journey is it’s own. Now having said all that, I think I might make myself a cup of tea and have a lie down. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Women with Soul take centre stage at the Mornington Winter Music Festival THIS year’s Mornington Winter Music Festival celebrating Jazz, Blues, Soul and more hosts some of our music industries iconic and upcoming female performers. Deborah Conway has been an eminent contributor to Australian music for over 30 years. Conway was named a Living Legend twice by the Rolling Stone Magazine. “It is a challenge to find any musical work Conway has been involved with that isn’t simply magnificent” wrote Sydney Morning Herald. With hits such as ‘Man overboard’, ‘It’s only the beginning’ and ‘Release Me’ just to name a few, Deborah and musical collaborator Willy Zygier will put on a show not to be missed. They are currently writing for their 10th release due out in 2019. Deborah and Willy take centre stage Friday 8th June at The Grand. The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is the perfect venue for one of Australia’s favourite musician, actor and broadcaster, Clare Bowditch. The Aria Award-winning songwriter will captivate audiences with an evening of Jazz in an elegant venue to match. Making her debut on the Peninsula at the Mornington Yacht Club is Sydney Jazz musician Mary Heart. Having performed Internationally with many music legends including New York’s jazz drumming sensation, John Riley, and Australian pop legends, The Whitlams, Mary reinterprets today’s most popular music in a retro style. She is a jazz singer with great instinct breaking down the walls between genres by blending the old with the new. Let her cast her spell with the hot sounds of New Orleans, rockabilly rhythms and endless energy. Soul is the word on the street this year and as part of the Cookin’ on 3 Burners Soundtrack Session: The Big Chill, Clairy Browne and Stella Angelico would have to be two of

the best female soul performers. You might remember Clairy from her harmonizing girl group, the Bangin’ Rackettes. For one night only, the girls team with Andrew De Silva and the Burners after their sold-out show at the Victorian Art Centre. “It’s wonderful to attract such remarkable national talent to the Peninsula and showcase our emerging local singers”, said Bec Davis Festival Director. “Thanks to the Mornington Peninsula Shire and our Major sponsors Bowman & Company and Mornington Mazda for supporting this event. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible without the support of all the venues, both large and small, for getting behind this annual winter festival and backing live music all weekend”. Friday 8th – Sunday 10th June. For the full program visit:www.morningtonmusicfestival.com.au

Children Of Ghana 8th Annual Charity Ball THIS impressive event run by the Rotary Club Frankston Sunrise is a date you definitely need to put into your calendars. Now in its eighth year, the charity raises funds to help improve the lives of so many children living in poverty in Ghana since rotary member Tony Carter’s daughter Aimee spent some time there in 2005. Last year’s ball raised almost $27,000 enabling Rotary to help with major work at a local school in Kumasi , a water project in a remote village, the Days for Girls Program along with health and education needs. This years event will be at the Frankston Art Centre on Saturday 16 June 2018 where you can look forward lots of glitz and glamour, first class pre dinner entertainment followed by one of Australia’s best show bands the internationally acclaimed Big City Beat. “They will have the whole place rocking, ” says Tony. The MC for the evening is the beautiful and talented Brodie Harper from Channel 9 Postcards. Gold Sponsors include Belmar Real Estate and the Rotary Club Frankston Sunrise. Other sponsors include Mercedes Benz Mornington, Ray White Real Estate Langwarrin Mickey Blue, Bridgestone Tyres Frankston, Elgee Park Winery, Mornington Peninsula Magazine and Wise Choice Catering. If you would like to part of this awesome event with sponsorship or donations, we’d love to hear from you. For all information and ticket sales please call Cheryl on 0400 516 265

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Ladder leaders suffer shock first defeat DIVISION ONE

By Brodie Cowburn IT was a week of firsts in the MPNFL Division One competition this weekend with Frankston YCW slipping up for the first time this season, going down in a shock loss at home to Pines on Saturday. After a disappointing performance against bottom placed Mornington last week, YCW were made to pay for their poor form with their first defeat of the year in a tense contest. The low scoring affair saw both teams struggle for goals, with Frankston YCW putting on two goalless quarters. Neither side was able to bag a major in the final term, and Pines were able to hang onto a three goal lead to claim victory 5.9 (30) to 8.8 (56). It was a weekend of contrasting fortunes for bottom placed Mornington however, who battled hard to earn their first victory of the year in a thriller against Bonbeach at Alexandra Park. Mornington again had to endure a final quarter comeback from their opposition, but this week held on to emerge as victors, winning 8.7 (55) to 8.6 (54). The one point win takes Mornington to one win and six losses for the year, but they still find themselves bottom of the ladder. However, they are now only a win away from surpassing Seaford and Rosebud and lifting themselves from last place. A disappointing Bonbeach side will be looking to bounce back quickly against Seaford at home next Saturday. It was another disappointing weekend for Seaford, who were easily beaten by a clinical Sorrento side on Saturday. Leigh Poholke of Sorrento continued his excellent run of goal scoring form, bagging four majors to help his side to victory. Poholke has now scored 12 goals in his last three games, establishing himself as one of the competition’s in form players.

Sorrento were comfortable throughout the entire day, and eventually waltzed to an easy 14.8 (92) to 5.10 (40) victory. The win saw Sorrento capitalise of Frankston YCW’s shock loss, as they leapfrogged them to finish on top of the ladder at the end of the round. At Emil Madsen Reserve, Mt Eliza were able to pile more misery on an already torrid Rosebud season, winning with ease in a one sided affair. Rosebud were competitive in the early stages, and went into half time only six points behind their third placed opponents. Despite their early signs of fight, a third quarter onslaught of eight goals to one saw Mt Eliza blow Rosebud out of the water, ending the game with a comfortable 17.9 (111) to 6.16 (51) victory. Jordan Capkin was the pick of the goalkickers on the day with five majors, while the league’s top goal scorer Jordan Moncrieff continued his impressive start to the year with another bag of four, taking his tally for the season so far to 25. Edithvale-Aspendale were the last of the victors for the weekend, fighting off a spirited Frankston Bombers at Greg Beck Oval. The match was neck and neck all throughout the afternoon, with Frankston Bombers battling hard to enter three-quarter time with a two point lead. Despite their advantage going into the main break, Edithvale-Aspendale were able to find another gear in the final term, holding the Bombers scoreless. Best on ground performances by Nicholas Connellan and Sam Monaghan were enough to drag EdithvaleAspendale over the line, eventually running out 7.10 (52) to 11.11 (77) victors. Edithvale-Aspendale will leave the clash full of confidence heading into next week’s blockbuster against Mt Eliza at Regents Park, with the winner set to cement their position in third place.

Rosebud woes: Mt Eliza easily accounted for Rosebud with a 60 point win. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Rye survive rampant Red Hill resurgence DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn A TWO point thriller between Red Hill and Rye was the pick of the games in MPNFL Division Two football this weekend. Eventual winners Rye were comfortably ahead for most of the day, but a last quarter fight back from Red Hill almost soured their day. Going into the last quarter, Rye held a comfortable 29 point lead, with their opponents only managing to have kicked a paltry two goals and seven behinds. Red Hill however looked a different side after the last break, and piled on five goals to one in a thrilling last quarter that saw the contest come down to the wire. Despite the barrage of final quarter goals from Red Hill, Rye were able to just hold on to win, and will be sure to not get complacent in future contests after this almighty scare. Rye’s Thomas Baker and Tyrren Head were listed as best on ground in the 7.11 (53) to 8.7 (55) win. Crib Point went into their home clash against struggling Langwarrin hopeful they could notch their first win of the season, but they again struggled as Langwarrin were able to secure a comfortable victory to steady their rocky start to the year. The leading goalscorer for the league Jesse Murphy again starred for Langwarrin, booting

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six goals in a best on ground performance. The forward has been in unstoppable form as of late, and Crib Point could do little to stop him. Mykelti Lefau of Crib Point hammered home five goals of his own, but ultimately it was for nothing as Langwarrin secured an easy 8.7 (55) to 12.10 (82) win, taking them to seventh on the ladder and leaving Crib Point languishing in last place. Another intriguing clash between two sides battling near the bottom of the ladder was the match between Tyabb and Pearcedale at Bunguyan Reserve on Saturday. Pearcedale’s Luke Jennings, playing his first match for the season, played an integral role in securing a win for his side with a five goal performance. Pearcedale led for close to the whole day, finishing with a comfortable 10.11 (71) to 16.13 (109) win. Pearcedale will have to be on the top of their game next week to be any hope of taking out a second consecutive win, as they are set to take on an unbeaten Dromana, who cemented their spot on the top of the ladder with a win against a respectable Hastings side. Hastings, sitting at fifth on the ladder going into the match, did not look overawed by the occasion and went into quarter time with scores level against their undefeated opponents at Dromana Recreation Reserve. Despite fighting hard, Dromana simply were

too good, with another three goals from inform Ethan Johnstone helping them to a 16.16 (112) to 11.8 (74) win. Ending the round just below Dromana in second and third place on the ladder were Karingal and Chelsea, who both enjoyed a fairly worry free round of football this weekend. Karingal hosted Devon Meadows at home on Saturday, and never looked like losing. Devon Meadows struggled badly to break down Karingal, only managing one goal in the first half. While Devon Meadows were able to win respect by holding Karingal goalless in the third quarter, it wasn’t enough to get them close to a victory, with Karingal claiming a comprehensive win 10.17 (77) to 3.8 (26). Chelsea also put on a clinical performance away from home against Somerville, claiming all four points without much hassle. Chelsea looked a class above, with Curtis Bywater’s six goals being the highlight of an easy day at work. Bywater now has 23 goals for the year, putting himself comfortably in contention to claim the league’s leading goal kicker award come seasons end. Somerville find themselves with a good chance to make amends with a clash against lowly Tyabb next week, but for now will have to lick their wounds as they went down by 42 points to Chelsea, 7.16 (58) to 15.10 (100).

Up hill battle: Rye held off a late fightback by Red Hill to grab the win by two points. Picture: Andrew Hurst


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Langy dumps Dorron, new trio arrives SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie Langwarrin has sacked giant secondstring keeper Josh Dorron and is on the lookout for a replacement. Dorron will join State 1 South-East outfit Caulfield Cobras a week later than planned after Langy held up his clearance late last week. The local club was incensed when told that Dorron had trained elsewhere without informing Langy’s coaching staff. The good news is that long-serving Langy boss Gus Macleod welcomes three new faces at training this week. Queensland strikers Matt Heath and Chris Swain will be joined by tall central defender Lloyd Clothier. Heath is from Brisbane-based Olympic FC, Swain is from Sunshine Coast Fire and Clothier is from Victorian club Malvern City. Langy signed Heath a few months ago but Swain and Clothier will have to wait until the NPL transfer window opens on Monday 28 May before being eligible to play. Macleod already has three places in his senior squad to fill after Nabil Mozaffaruddin was ruled out for the season with a knee injury, Sergio Yanez has left for work reasons while Esmael Zaheri joined Morwell Pegasus last month. Langy lost 3-1 at home to Altona Magic on Saturday. Mornington’s recovery from a horror start to the State 1 South-East season continued last weekend when it travelled to the Latrobe Valley to defeat Morwell Pegasus 4-2. Mornington confirmed the appointment of Dale White as Adam Jamieson’s replacement last Friday and within two minutes Sammy Orritt put the visitors ahead with a free header following a long throw by Curtis Hutson and a flick on by Sam Scott. Hutson capped a fine interpassing move by slotting the ball past advancing Morwell keeper Senad Ahmetovic in the 15th minute to make it 2-0. The home side blew a great chance to get back into the contest by missing a penalty in the 35th minute but two goals inside five minutes in the second half had Mornington staring down the barrel. A deflected long-range strike by Scott in the 73rd minute made it 3-2 and Morwell was caught on the break in the 86th minute when Keegan Ziada drew a defender and Orritt took one touch before smashing a firm shot into the top corner. Mornington expects striker Max

Dorron dumped: Langwarrin and goalkeeper Josh Dorron have parted company. Picture: Gemma Sliz

Etheridge to return from England next week and plans to add another striker to the senior squad. The club’s FFA Cup run ended with a 2-0 loss to NPL outfit Moreland Zebras last week. Frankston Pines’ defensive frailty was ruthlessly exposed by Berwick City in their State 2 South-East fixture at Monterey Reserve last weekend. David Di Iorio had a free header for the opener in the 11th minute, Kurt Wagner-Goldsworthy let Nathan Credlin nip in front of him for another free header in the 22nd minute, a Graham Hill blunder gifted Orlando Mejias with the third in the 29th minute and a superb Chris L’Enclume through ball two minutes later allowed Jarod Blackbourn to make it 4-0. Pines gave a better account of itself in the second stanza when the contest was all over and its consolation goal

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came from hard-working striker Mitch Lander after Berwick keeper Christian Morales had parried Ioasa Saemo’s shot. Peninsula Strikers remain on the bottom of the State 2 South-East table after losing 2-1 at home to North Caulfield on Sunday. Although Strikers had the better of the first half they still had to rely on a superb double save from goalkeeper Ash Kupre in the 25th minute. Ryan Wilson should have given Strikers the lead not long after but he mistimed his header at the near post following Nathan Smith’s corner. North Caulfield took the lead in the 55th minute through a headed own goal from Steve McLelland but when Femi Orenuga was brought down by North Caulfield keeper Daniel Shandler in the 68th minute Ryan Thompson converted from the spot to make

it 1-1. The winner came in the 80th minute when substitute Ariel Ritz sent his free kick from the left sailing into the top far corner. Skye United continued its push up the State 3 South-East ladder after a nail-biting victory over fellow promotion candidate Collingwood in a seven-goal thriller at Kevin Bartlett Reserve on Friday night. Skye took the lead when Caleb Nicholes finished well following a neat turn after a Jason Nowakowski cross in the 20th minute. However the hosts were level 10 minutes later after a fine interpassing move finished by a Pat Makris drive from outside the area. Three excellent saves from Skye keeper Jonathan Crook kept Collingwood at bay and in the 43rd minute Mohamad Elhassan broke onto a Mitch Blake through ball to make it 2-1 at the break. When Nicholes turned provider in the 70th minute to set up Blake for a tap-in the points looked safe for Skye but no-one could have anticipated the frenzied final five minutes. A looping header from Makris in the 86th minute gave the hosts a lifeline and a 90th minute equaliser from Federico Bono had the Skye faithful holding their heads in their hands. But seconds after the restart Marcus Collier pushed the ball forward and Daniel Attard’s through ball saw Nicholes felled in the area. Referee Mike Zha pointed to the spot and Nicholes stepped up to snatch a crucial 4-3 win with the last kick of the contest. Seaford United stayed in the relegation zone after losing 5-2 at home to promotion candidate Monbulk Rangers last weekend. Harry McCartney reports that the visitors took the lead in the 9th minute when Geordie Scott converted from the spot after Arash Sadeghi had been brought down inside the area. A long ball in the 35th minute was flicked on for Scott to make it 2-0 and almost from the restart Cameron Poynter made it 3-0. In the 41st minute Seaford’s Matty Schwellinger went past two opponents and laid the ball off to Dylan Waugh who hammered it into the top left corner to make it 3-1. It was game on in the 76th minute after Waugh was brought down on the edge of the box and a superb free-kick from Matt Morris-Thomas made it 3-2. Seaford pushed for the equaliser and was twice caught out on the break late

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in the game. Chris Wynne made it 4-2 in the 86th minute and Scott completed his hat-trick in the final minute of normal time. Baxter had to settle for a point at Sillitoe Reserve on Saturday in its State 4 South clash with Sandringham which finished 0-0. Baxter came closest to scoring from an Owen Kilner header in the 11th minute which struck the crossbar, a Jake Kidder shot straight at Sandy keeper Gabe Zafrin in the 18th minute and a fierce strike from substitute Liam Kilner in the 80th minute which forced a superb save from Zafrin. Sandy’s best first-half chances fell to Dan Meltser but Baxter keeper James Foster and defender Tim Lee saved the day. In the 82nd minute a short passback from Baxter’s Heath Goss was intercepted by Sandy’s Chris Pratt but Foster saved his defender’s blushes with a magnificent save. Player-coach Dave Greening returned from his honeymoon in New Zealand to spearhead Somerville Eagles to a 2-0 away win over Bunyip District on Saturday. It was a club record third straight victory and Greening’s first-half goals leave the Eagles equal top of State 5 South. In NPLW news Southern United lost 9-0 to Calder United at Monterey Reserve on Sunday. Goals from Eden McKeown and Kayla McLeod gave Southern’s under-12s a win in a hard-fought contest against Calder while the under-14s increased their lead at the top of the table with a 3-2 win in a clash that brought together last year’s Grand Finalists. A Candy Kilderry double and an Alessandra Davis goal gave Southern all three points. Southern’s under-16s drew 0-0 while the under 19s lost 9-0. Here are next weekend’s games: SATURDAY 3pm: Langwarrin v Melbourne City (Lawton Park), Mornington v Warragul Utd (Dallas Brooks Park), Doveton v Peninsula Strikers (Waratah Reserve), Skye Utd v Bayside Argonauts (Skye Recreation Reserve), Boroondara-Carey Eagles v Seaford Utd (Wilcox Field, Carey Sports Complex), Baxter v Harrisfield Hurricanes (Baxter Park), Endeavour Hills Fire v Somerville Eagles (Power Reserve). SATURDAY 8.30pm: Mooroolbark v Frankston Pines (Esther Park). SUNDAY 3pm: Alamein v Southern Utd (H.A. Smith Reserve).

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Futureroo scores spot in Australian side

Female shooters aim high By Ben Triandafillou FRANKSTON Australian Clay Target Club continues to push for more women in the sport and announced their first female life member last Wednesday night. Club secretary Jane Vella was ecstatic to be presented with the life membership after seven years of working in and around the club and was just as excited to see the large turnout of women at their recent ‘come and try’ day on Saturday 5 May. Vella said the club wants to move away from the mentality that it’s a “boy’s club” and to see an almost even ratio at the ‘come and try’ day was a huge step in the right direction. “We are lower in ladies and junior participation compared to the men’s so to see 183 people turn up with such an even ratio was quite overwhelming,” she said. “It wasn’t just people coming down to take advantage of the free eveng either - people were really interested to get involved. The club was absolutely buzzing and the queues were quite long.” Vella said that there are around 1,100 members at the club with at most 100 of them being female – only about 10 are active in and around the club. “A lot of our stronger shooters are actually

women and the way that shooting is going at the moment we should be looking at a really positive boost,” Vella said. “We’re slowly breaking down that barrier of it being a ‘men’s club’ which was around years ago and starting to create a more family friendly atmosphere. “More ladies are starting to compete and a lot are coming down now with their family to watch.” Frankston Australian Clay Target Club has seen success recently with their female clay shooters as Laetisha Scanlan flew the Australian flag at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier this year. Scanlan returned home with her second gold medal in the Women’s trap and defended her gold medal honours from the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Vella said the success of Laetisha and other female shooters from the sport has “definitely helped with creating exposure” and that it’s “really starting to create a brand.” The club is hoping through their recent success and with the help of the ‘come and try’ sessions that they can reach a 40 per cent female participation in membership, committee members, coaches and in competition to fall in line with the 2019 National sport participation goal.

MENTONE hockey player Gracie Geddis has unexpectedly received news via text message from a friend that she will take on some of the world’s best junior hockey players in Cape Town, South Africa next month. Graice, 16, is one of two Victorian girls selected to join the under-17s Australian side and is set to fly out on Friday 29 June. Gracie’s mother, Wendy, said it was amazing to hear that her daughter had made the Australian side after receiving the news in such an odd fashion. “It was incredible,” Wendy said. “It was all a bit of a surprise when she heard she had made it after her friend stumbled across it online.” “It was one of her goals that she wanted to achieve, and I think she’s pretty keen to get over there now.” After a stellar performance at the Pacific School Games in December last year, the Mentone Girls’ Secondary College student was chosen by School Sports Australia to represent the country on the two-week international tour, and Wendy believes this will be another step up in Gracie’s hockey but is a step that she is pretty keen to take. “Playing with the best players in Australia gives her another level experience,” Wendy said. “I think she’ll love it.

“She’s extremely excited and a little nervous now that she knows how far away it is.” Gracie, who has been competing at state level since she was 11-years-old, also competed recently at the 2018 National Championships, held in Launceston, as part of the Victorian under-18 Women’s team and was announced as a “Futureoo” by Hockey Australia – a title which recognises up-and-coming hockey talent in Australia. Aside from representing her state and country, Gracie also plays in the Mentone women’s premiership team which finished runners-up in last season’s competition – a position which she hopes to go one better this season. To assist her on her trip to South Africa, Isaacs MP Mark Dreyfus presented a $500 Local Sporting Champions grant to Gracie two weeks ago. “We have some wonderful sporting clubs in the City of Kingston and Gracie, her family and the Mentone Hockey Club should be very proud,” Dreyfus said. Gracie is also raising funds on her own behalf to help cover the costs of her 2018/19 hockey journey. If you want to help Gracie, donations can be made at: https://asf.org.au/donate/Graciegeddis/. Ben Triandafillou South Africa bound: Gracie Geddis congratulated by Isaacs MP Mark Dreyfus. Picture: Gary Sissons

Sharks women strike five in championships BASKETBALL

SOUTHERN Peninsula Sharks state championship women’s side continue to show that they deserve their spot in the highest division as they slotted their fifth victory for their season on the road against McKinnon Cougars in round seven of the Big V. The Sharks’ young squad shot at a 47 per cent clip to defeat the Cougars (58-82) away from home, with Jaz Shelley (26 pts) and Peyton Little (23 pts) again delivering solid performances. While the Cougars took a six point lead out of the first break, the Sharks quickly turned the game around in the second quarter to finish the half up by nine points. The Sharks continued to pull away throughout the second half and finished the match with a 24-point victory, cementing their fourth spot on the ladder. The Sharks’ division two men’s side weren’t as fortunate when they played away against Mildura Heat at the “Hothouse”, with one of their main men Colin Voss out for the next couple of weeks. The Sharks were competitive at the start of the game but eventually the

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Heat wore them down in the second and third quarters to walk away with a 21-point victory (89-68). Men’s Sharks head coach Lucas Allen said the travel can always be a complication but without a couple of main players, it made it even harder. “We were pretty competitive for 30 to 40 minutes of the game but with Colin Voss and Dave Smith unavailable it made it tough for us,” he said. “Smith returns this week which will add some extra depth to the side and playing at home will make a big difference with the energy and momentum that the crowd provides.” Allen was also full of praise for their younger players that continue to take the step up in their senior men’s and women’s sides. “We don’t play them just for the sake of playing them,” he said. “We’re managing to give them these opportunities but they’re proven and more than capable to compete at this higher level. “We’re trying to build something sustainable with a portion of the side being younger players, a portion of the side being older and wiser and then some that are in their prime so that we can continue to be competitive.”

In division one of the men’s league, Chelsea Gulls had a comprehensive victory over Collingwood on Saturday 5 May after a commanding 56-29 second half push. While the All Stars hit the board early, the Gulls hit back in the second half with Brasser (22 pts), Standerfer (18 pts, 11 rbs, 11 ast), Frost (17pts) and Tyrrell (14 pts) contributing significantly to a 25-point victory (64-89). The Gulls tried to back it up on the Sunday against Shepparton but after a tough battle and a 10-point final quarter from Matt Bartlett (16 pts), it was the Gators (69-75) who came out on top. Brasser (23 pts) and Standerfer (20 pts) again put in solid performances. The third-placed Gulls women’s side were the victors in a low scoring contest against Western Port (46-55) as the Steelers remain winless after the seventh round. The Steelers got going late, but after scoring single figures in the first two quarters, it wasn’t enough to make up the ground. Second win: Corey Standferer helped Chelsea Gulls secure a 25-point victory with a strong second half. Picture: Supplied.


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Whateley lands Games silver, joins pro ranks By Ben Triandafillou PENINSULA boxer Jason Whateley has fallen just shy of his dream gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday 14 April after being defeated by none-other than the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, David Nyika. After three attempts at qualifying for the Games, Whateley finally broke through earlier this year and cemented his spot in the 13-strong Australian boxing squad which headed to the Gold Coast for this year’s Commonwealth Games. Whateley entered the international competition with one goal in mind, a gold medal in the heavyweight division (91kg), and it took the world’s seventh best heavyweight boxer, David Nyika, to stop him in the final. After dismantling Northern Ireland in the quarter-finals and then India in the semi-finals, Whateley faced the 22-year-old New Zealander in the main event and went down by a unanimous 3-0 decision. Whateley claimed a silver medal and said that while he was a bit disappointed on missing out on gold, it was still a dream come true for him to fight in front of the Australian crowd. “It’s a weird situation to be in,” he said. “If someone told you several years ago that you’d be competing for a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, you wouldn’t believe them. “But I went there with the mindset to get gold and wouldn’t settle for anything short of it, so it was a bit disappointing to get so close but I’m sure I’ll look back and be proud of

Silver service: Jason Whateley (right) with coach Marcos Amado. Picture: Gary Sissons

what I’ve done and how I fought.” The Commonwealth Games had always been the main target for Whateley after an intense 13-fight year and he made sure he took everything into account when competing against some of the world’s best boxers. “We had a plan and we just had to go through the motions,” he said

when talking about his gold medal fight. “We needed to keep the work rate up. He (Nyika) was pretty different to normal fighters so we had to be smart with it and in the end it wasn’t my day and he deserved the win.” Peninsula Boxing head coach Marcos Amado was there every step of the way with Whateley, and after a

Saints’ youngsters step up to Championship NETBALL

SOUTHERN Saints under-19s and division one players took the step up to make their VNL Championship debut in round three as the side suffered further injuries to their already depleting line-up. The Saints, who are already low on numbers, suffered another three injuries on Wednesday night against league leaders Melbourne University. It was always going to be a task for the inexperienced side to compete with the Lightning and inevitably they ran away with a 23-point victory over the Saints (55-32). But Southern Saints head coach Jade Heinrich wasn’t all too fazed by the performance as she said, “it was always going to pretty tough for 18 and 19-year-olds to come up to this level”. “At the end of the day, you look at the game and it wasn’t all that bad,” she said. “Across the board they (Melbourne University) have some really skilful players but they (division one and under-19s players) got out there and gave it a good crack. “Mel Webster came up from the under-19s and played most of the game in the centre, and she held her own and did some really good things out there. “While some aren’t quite ready yet, we are going to need those players to try and step up and we are going to need to do everything we can to get them feeling comfortable and get them to know their new team mates as quickly as possible.” Southern Saints’ division one side also fell to Melbourne University (52-36) but the under-19s dug to deep for a one-goal victory (35-36). Heinrich said it was a tough game for the Saints, but they did very well to hang on in the end. “They were up for most of the game, but Melbourne Uni were coming very hard, so it showed a lot of character for them to hold on for the win,” she said. Peninsula Waves faced the Ariels in round three and copped narrow losses in their Championship (41-42) and division one (47-49) matches, going down by one and two goals

year and a half of working together, Amado said he couldn’t be prouder of how Whateley handled himself in the ring. “We’re not getting outdone by guys who are at another gym around the corner from us,” he said. “We are only losing fights in the major international competitions and against the world’s best boxers.”

“No one trains harder than he (Whateley) does. We still have a long way to go but we’re heading in the right direction.” Last Monday, Whateley and fellow Australian boxer, and 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Harry Garside, went down to Peninsula Boxing for a 45-minute meet-andgreet with the junior boxers and put on show their rewards for representing the country. But after a year which accumulated a Commonwealth Games silver medal, two Australian titles, a Victorian title, an Australasian Golden Gloves gold medal and a top eight finish in the World Championships, Whateley said he had gained a lot of experience and is ready to take a “bit of time off now”. “I’ll be back around June to lateMay and until then I’ll just be doing little bits and pieces,” he said. “I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter now.” That “new chapter” was announced on Sunday 6 May as joining the professional ranks after racking up 98 fights in his amateur career. Whateley took to Facebook to announce the news and said, “Through my amateur days I’ve travelled the world and gotten to see places I never imagined I’d visit, 11 Countries in total and fought in every state of this great and beautiful country but it’s time I make a change... It’s time to join the pro ranks!” A time and date is yet to be announced on when he will make the transition but he said he will make sure he’ll “never die wondering”.

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WE COME TO YOU!

EG SN: 320285210

ACCENT SPORT 5 DOOR HATCH 1.6L . 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC . ALLOYS . CRUISE

FROM

$

15,888

DRIVE AWAY

f ra n k s t o n hy u n d a i . c o m . a u

KONA ACTIVE AUTOMATIC ALLOYS | REAR CAMERA | 7� TOUCHSCREEN INCLUDES $500 FREE ACCESSORIES~ ^ PLUS 1.1% P.A. FROM DRIVE COMPARISON AWAY RATE +

26,990

$

CALL:

8770 1200

6-8 Wells Road, Seaford, Vic 3198

Vehicles must be ordered & delivered between May 14 and COB Sunday May 20, 2018. ~RRP applicable to 2018 production models for Kona Active only. **Calculated at RRP including fitment and is applicable to 2017 production only. RRP applicable to 2018 production models for Tucson Active and Active X variants only. Frankston Hyundai will not substitute the offer with another offer. Offer valid whilst stocks last. ^Calculated at RRP including fitment and is applicable to 2017 production only. Frankston Hyundai will not substitute the offer with another offer. Hyundai reserves the right to change, supersede or extend these offers at its discretion. +Drive away campaign price applies to Kona Active 2.0 Petrol Automatic model only. Finance to approved applicants (excludes Government, Rental and Large Fleet Buyers). Finance offer applies to Kona Active models (excluding safety pack). +1.1% P.A. comparison rate is based on a 5 year secured consumer fixed rate loan of $30,000. WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate. Credit Criteria, fees, charges, terms and conditions apply. Maximum finance term of 4 years with a minimum 20% deposit required. Finance applications must be approved and settled by 31/05/18. Finance provided by St. George Bank - A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian Credit Licence 233714. Offers valid while stocks last and excludes govt, fleet and rental buyers.See Frankston Hyundai for details. Metallic and Mica paint are optional extras and are an additional cost. Pics for illustration purposes only. LMCT 11270

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