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Neil Walker A COMPANY set up by Frankston Council to manage swim centres has been negotiating with Mornington Peninsula Shire council to take over management of peninsula sports centres. Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd has expressed an interest in operating recreation centres across the peninsula. The shire tested market appetite for taking over management of Pelican Park Recreation Centre in Hastings, the Crib Point Pool, Civic Reserve Recreation Centre in Mornington and the Somerville Recreation and Community Centre. Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Frankston Council established in 2013, operates the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) in Frankston and the Pines Forest Aquatic Centre in Frankston North. It is not known if Peninsula Leisure makes a profit or loss since no financial accounts are publicly available. The company is effectively funded by Frankston ratepayers. Negotiations to possibly outsource the management of community sports centres on a for-profit basis comes amid delays to basketball stadium upgrades in Frankston and Somerville. The Western Port Basketball Association is unhappy that no reconstruction work has begun at the Somerville Recreation and Community Centre -- one of the stadiums that may see its management outsourced by the shire -- a year after basketball courts and the main







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building were fire damaged. Frankston Council is engaged in a bitter fight with the Frankston & District Basketball Stadium about promised upgrades to its stadium amid fears by the association that council wants to seize control of its buildings leased on council land. Frankston Council CEO Dennis Hovenden did not answer questions about Peninsula Leisure’s finances before publication deadline. ASIC records show 300,000 shares in Peninsula Leisure have been issued and are wholly owned by Frankston Council. PARC CEO Tim Gledhill also did not answer several questions about Peninsula Leisure’s finances and did not respond to questions about negotiations with the shire to operate peninsula sports centres. “Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company of Frankston Council with an independent board and management, with specialist expertise, established to operate within the increasingly competitive health, recreation and leisure sectors,” Mr Gledhill said in a statement. “Peninsula Leisure has proved to be an industry leader delivering exceptional customer experiences through its management of PARC, which was awarded Facility of the Year at the Aquatic and Recreation Victoria Awards in 2016. “With close to 10,000 members and over 850,000 visitations a year, Peninsula Leisure continues to focus on building the value PARC provides to the community.” Continued Page 6

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Reserve returns to Parks Neil Walker A COMMUNITY committee of management announced amid much fanfare by the state government early last year has been axed as custodians of the Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve. The state government has decided not to renew an agreement with the committee, headed by Frankston councillor Quinn McCormack, and has appointed Parks Victoria as land manager. The decision comes amid feuding among residential neighbours of the reserve about fencing and public access points to the reserve. Bitter fighting between neighbours and committee members about access to the reserve has been aired publicly on Facebook. Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke, who in 2016 praised “all parties who have worked towards public access� to the 90-hectare reserve at Frankston Reservoir, referred questions to the office of Lily D’Ambrosio when asked about the decision to axe the committee. Ms D’Ambrosio is the Victorian Energy, Environment and Climate Change Minister and the Minister for Suburban Development. “The community will have improved access to the reserve under the management of Parks Victoria,� spokesman David McNamara said in a statement. “Parks Victoria will be appointed as the new land manager for Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve once transitional arrangements are finalised. “The decision to appoint Parks Victo-

Welcome to reserve: Dean Stewart conducts a welcome to country ceremony last year on behalf of Arweet (Carolyn Briggs) for the Boon Wurrung People watched by Environment Minister Lisa Neville, Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke. Picture: Gary Sissons

ria as the land manager will ensure future management of the reserve reflects both the needs and activities of the community and the conservation values of the reserve.� Access to the site had been restricted since 1920 before its opening up to the public last year. The reserve has six ecological vegetation classes of state significance, 215 indigenous flora species and more than 100 fauna species including the nationally threatened growling grass frog and Musk Duck. Ms McCormack, elected as a South ward councillor in November last year, said the community “will lose� as a result of the decision to appoint Parks Victoria as land managers. In a joint statement with forensic zoologist Hans Brunner, a Frankston resident, Ms McCormack noted volunteers had stepped up to ensure the reserve was opened up to the public “for the

first time in 100 years�. “Wildlife experts, hydrologists, conservation management specialists, friends’ groups and community members are shocked and outraged by this decision,� she said. “The volunteer community committee of management are all local residents of Frankston who are highly qualified with expertise in diverse professional fields. “They have given endless hours of their time, at no cost to ratepayers and, with the support of local community groups and organisations, have been highly successful and prudent in managing all operations.� Melbourne Water passed management of the reserve to Parks Victoria in 2009 and it became the Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve in 2011 before the handover – and now take back – of the reserve’s upkeep from the community committee.

Reward for ‘cold case’ hit-run tip POLICE are offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person involved in the hit-and-run death of Frankston woman Jennifer Moller outside Karingal Bowling Club five years ago. Ms Moller was waiting to cross Skye Rd, Frankston, 1.30pm, on 27 April 2012, when she was struck by a car, believed to be a 2011 white Mercedes Benz sedan. The 54-year-old was treated at the scene by paramedics but later died. The driver fled the scene. Detectives believe the reward will entice someone with key information to come forward. Husband John Moller, 53, said: “It’s been five years and we still have no closure. “I was there, I saw my wife get hit by the car, and 30 minutes later they told me she had died; it was traumatic. “The same day I had to get my children from school and tell them what had happened. They have been through so much. “Please, if you know anything, report it to Crime Stoppers.� Major Collision Investigation Unit Detective Sergeant Daryll Out said a conviction would provide some longneeded closure to the heartbroken family. “The day Jennifer lost her life, her children lost their mother and her hus-

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band lost his wife. Nothing will ever mend the broken hearts of Jennifer’s family, or sadly bring her back, but to have someone held to account will help to bring some much-deserved closure for them. “At the time, a number of witnesses came forward which helped locate the Mercedes and identified a person of interest but police need more information which may lead to the arrest and conviction of the driver involved.� Anyone with information about the collision should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via online.

Schools’ budget pain and gain claims Stephen Taylor SECONDARY schools in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula are set to be shortchanged by millions of dollars in federal funding over the next two years, according to figures released by the Victorian Department of Education. The schools are among 70 statewide slated to receive up to $1.1 million less in the short term than would have been the case under Better Schools funding, also known as the Gonski agreement since businessman David Gonski reviewed schools funding for both the previous Labor and current

Coalition federal governments. A “Gonski 2.0� funding agreement officially announced in last Tuesday’s federal budget by Treasurer Scott Morrison will see public schools receive more money over ten years but effectively less upfront than was originally proposed in the next two years. A Victorian Education Department analysis instigated by Labor state government ministers shows 1535 state schools will receive less in 2018 and 2019 than under the old funding plan, which still had a year to run. Principals at a handful of schools called for comment last week did not respond about the state department’s figures that show over the next two years:

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be $1.2 million worse off; ď Ž Rosebud Secondary College $800,000-$900,000; ď Ž Frankston High School $1.2 million; ď Ž Western Port Secondary College $500,000; ď Ž Dromana Secondary College $1$1.1 million; ď Ž Mount Eliza Secondary College $400,000-$500,000 Victorian Education Minister James Merlino said it was “laughable that Malcolm Turnbull is still trying to pass [the budget] off as a positive story for Victorian schoolsâ€?. “The fact is it leaves a $630 million shortfall for Victorian schools against ď€





the original agreement,� he said. “This is more than just a number. It has a direct impact and hurts the kids that need it the most and can least afford it. “We funded our share of the agreement for 2018 in our recent state budget because it was the right thing to do. It is really that simple.� But, despite the possible short-term pain, federal Dunkley Liberal MP Chris Crewther said schools were set to benefit with a total increase in federal funding of $331 million over the next 10 years. “Every school in Dunkley – all 51 of them – will have their funding secured and increased under our fairer, needs-based Gonski funding model,�

Mr Crewther said. “Importantly, our increased funding will be tied to reforms that evidence shows make a real difference to supporting our teachers and schools to improve student outcomes. “This is a fair system that is good for students, good for parents and good for teachers.� Two high-profile politicians visited Dunkley in the wake of the federal budget. Liberal Treasurer Scott Morrison visited Mt Eliza on Friday (12 May) to spruik his second budget as treasurer and Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten hosted a community forum in Frankston on Saturday (13 May) to criticise the Coalition government’s federal budget.

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Students’ bus here to stay A BUS service between Rosebud and Monash University’s Peninsula campus in Frankston will continue to shuttle students to and from classes after several trial periods proved there is demand for buses to and from the university campus. Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said last week the bus service will now be provided on a permanent basis. He announced extra morning and evening bus runs on route 887 from Rosebud. An extra morning bus will leave Rosebud at 5.57am on weekdays and arrive at Monash University at 6.55am. An additional evening service will leave the university at 7.06pm, arriving at its final Rosebud stop at 8.06pm. “These new peak services will give students greater transport options, allowing them to attend morning and evening lectures by getting them to university in time to catch the intercampus shuttle bus to the Clayton campus,” Mr Edbrooke said. The service starting as the PenBus service in 2012 when the federal government provided $1.5 million to Mornington Peninsula Shire council for a three-year trial. When that funding ended in 2015, students were stranded until a new partnership between the state government, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Monash University saw the route 887 service return for 12 months in time for the start of the first semester. The state government extended the trial until June this year before an-

Permanent vocation: Penbus service will continue shuttling students between Rosebud and Frankston after the state government budget last week.

nouncing in this month’s state budget that the service will be permanent. Nepean Liberal MP Martin Dixon, whose state electorate includes Rosebud, welcomed “the improvement to the Penbus service”. “I, along with the shire and user groups have dragged the Andrews government kicking and screaming to this outcome which will provide certainty and encouragement to local students to continue or commence their further

education or training options,” he said. The service is funded by state government, Mornington Peninsula Shire and Frankston Council taxpayers and ratepayers. Funding is also provided by Monash University and Chisholm TAFE. Route 887 operates six express round trips Monday to Friday between Rosebud and the Monash University Peninsula campus, with stops at Rosebud, Safety Beach, Mt Martha, Mornington, Mt Eliza and Frankston station, and connecting with the inter-campus shuttle to the Clayton campus. - with Liz Bell

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COMPLICATIONS arising from the need to move underground electrical cabling in Young St and handle asbestos in Telstra pits with care has seen a previously estimated completion date of March blow out to October at the earliest. The $13 million redevelopment of Young St is part of the state government’s Frankston train station upgrade project due to begin in late 2017. Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke said he expected the Young St works -- including new paving, improved street lighting and a “more welcoming civic space” at the entrance to Frankston train station – to now be finished by October. He referred questions about the project delays to VicRoads. “We will update local traders and residents on the revised schedule in the coming weeks and the local community will soon see an increase



Street delays at station Frankston Times 15 May 2017



Sporting chance centres ‘on market’ Continued from Page 1 The directors of Peninsula Leisure are -- chair Roseanne Healy who is also a director on many South Australia company boards; remuneration and reward committee chair Barbara Crook; strategy and marketing committee chair David Shilbury; audit and risk committee chair Simon Allatson and Phillip Johnson who is also chief financial officer of South East Water. Both Mr Hovenden and Mr Gledhill did not answer questions about any remuneration and rewards paid to Peninsula Leisure directors. Shire chief financial officer Matt Green confirmed “a request for pro-

posal process” for the four sports centres took place last year. “The process does not indicate council had made a decision to outsource services, rather it was to gain a clearer understanding of other operators in the field,” Mr Green said in a statement. “Having tested the market, and shared these findings with council, the shire continues to review various options to ensure the best outcome for the community. “Access to health and fitness opportunities remains a priority, and council is focused on ensuring the best value-for-money services are offered

to our community.” Mr Green said the review “included staff, facility members, user groups and discussions with other local government facilities’ management teams”. Questions about shire council officers recommending a commercial manager be appointed to take over the running of Devilbend Golf Course in Moorooduc were not answered by Mr Green. Park Leisure board member David Shilbury sits on Golf Victoria’s board. It is not known if Peninsula Leisure has expressed any interest in running the golf course.

Every picture tells a story: Frankston Library staff picks for a Bookface competition held during Liberary and Information Week. Picture: Yanni

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Life aquatic: The Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre managed by Peninsula Leisure Pty Ltd first opened its doors in 2014.

GET your face out of Facebook and into a book. That’s the message of a Frankston Library competition this month. A Bookface contest is encouraging readers to post photos online lining up a face or other body part with a book cover displaying a matching body part. Participants should post their Bookface photo using the hashtag #FrankstonBookFace on Instagram. “Bookface brings book cover art into the real world in a hilarious

way,” Frankston mayor Cr Brian Cunial said. “I look forward to seeing the creative ideas that people come up with to celebrate National Library Week.” Library and Information Week is an annual event in the final week of May and this year falls on 22-28 May. Frankston librarians will judge Frankston Bookface entries and a winner of a mystery prize will be announced on 26 May. Neil Walker

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C O O L C L I M AT E W I N E S H O W Celebrate International cool climate wines at the recently renovated Mornington Racecourse. Recognised as Australia’s foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines, the ICCWS attracts more than 500 wines in up to 40 classes, including new Italian Classes thanks to a recent partnership with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Melbourne.

Done deal: SES Chelsea controller Ron Fitch thanks Mordialloc MP Tim Richardson for helping secure funding for a new HQ. Picture: Phil Wall, SES

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New base rises from ashes A NEW headquarters for the Chelsea unit of the SES will be built in Aspendale with $2.8 million in funding last week allocated to its construction in the 2017-18 state budget. Chelsea unit controller Ron Fitch welcomed the decision by the state government to provide funding for a new base on the corner of Nepean Highway and Station Street, Aspendale for Chelsea area state emergency services. Construction is expected to begin next year, subject to Kingston Council approval, with completion estimated as early 2020 at the latest. “There were times when we thought it may never happen but we never gave up hope and today was the culmination of so much hard work by so many people and to each of them we say a big thank you from all of us,” he said. The announcement came mere weeks after a fire in a rescue vehicle, blamed on a faulty battery, damaged the unit’s existing headquarters at Bonbeach Reserve, Scotch Parade. SES volunteers have been sharing resources with their Frankston colleagues while the damage is repaired. “The Frankston members have been fantastic and have made us feel very welcome but we don’t want to be like that annoying relative who comes to stay for a week and then stays for six months,” Chelsea SES spokesman Phil Wall said. Mordialloc Labor MP Tim Richardson said the new building will ensure will be able “to continue

their outstanding work”. “Our dedicated volunteers in the Chelsea region do an incredible job,” he said. “They step up at any time of day or night to help people in their time of need.” The state government also announced an overhaul of the way SES units across Victoria are funded in last Tuesday’s state budget. Councils will no longer be expected to pitch in to fund the volunteer units after the Labor state government decided to provide $14.9 million over the next financial year to SES units. Some councils, but not Kingston Council, had threatened to axe funding to SES units and cited the state government’s rate capping policy as the reason to stop directing ratepayers’ money to the units. Kingston Council allows Chelsea SES to use the council-owned Bonbeach depot rent free and shares rental costs for Moorabbin SES with Bayside Council. Council is aware of the Victorian Government’s budget announcement regarding funding increases for the SES but has not yet received official advice regarding additional funding to be provided to our very important local SES units,” Kingston Council city assets and environment general manager Daniel Freer said. Council contributed about $42,500 in grants to Chelsea SES and about $21,500 to Moorabbin SES in 2015-16. Neil Walker

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A MAN was hit on the head with a beer bottle during a fight on a Frankston-bound bus, 8.20pm, Sunday 7 May. Police said the victim, 38, was on the 901 bus from Dandenong station to Frankston train station when he got into an argument with another man and his girlfriend who boarded at Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Carrum Downs. The offender is said to have pulled the victim up by his clothing when the bus was passing near Kananook station and hit him with the bottle. The driver stopped the bus at Frankston station and alerted protective services officers but the couple had run off along Well St. Police are viewing CCTV of the incident. The victim was taken to Frankston Hospital. Transit police are investigating.

YOUTHS are believed to have set fire to a Carrum Downs cubby house, possibly using hot coals from a wood heater, 11.45am, Thursday 4 May. Up to three youths were seen in Banyan Reserve which runs behind The Glen property.

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A LARGE bone, initially thought to “possibly be human remains” after being washed up at Rye front beach, turned out to from a large squid. Police were called when the fleshy bone – thought to be a human thigh bone – was noticed by walkers, 8am, Friday 5 May. A coroner’s court analysis found it to be from a cephalopod, such as a large octopus or squid.

A FRANKSTON man was found lying naked and semi-conscious on the footpath outside a Seaford house, 8.50am, Sunday 7 May. Neighbours called for help after finding the man, 30, with head and facial injuries and wet after heavy rain the previous night. His condition prevented him from speaking. He was taken to The Alfred hospital with nonlife threatening injuries.

Excavator burnt VANDALS broke through security fencing and poured accelerant onto the roof and engine bay of an $80,000 excavator before setting it alight, 2am, Saturday 6 May. Frankston CFA fought the blaze at the Naranga Reserve, off Cranbourne Rd, but the excavator was destroyed. The dog squad was called out to track the offenders and arson chemists arrived next morning.




Fire under Deck A DISCARDED cigarette butt is believed to be the cause of a fire underneath timber decking at The Deck bar, Nepean Hwy, Frankston, 8.10pm, Saturday 6 May. About 40 patrons were evacuated until Frankston CFA crews found the fire’s source and extinguished it.


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Flags up for harbour sale YARINGA Boat Harbour owner Stefan Borzecki has put the Western Port marina on the market six months after receiving state government approval for a proposed $95 million redevelopment. Selling agent Duncan McCulloch, of CBRE, has reportedly received of inquiries from local and overseas developers for the site near Somerville which he values at around $15 million. An expressions-of-interest campaign closes 3pm, Tuesday 6 June. Planning approval was received in November for the 24.6 hectare site, including an inland waterway lined with 180 apartments with their own

berths and promenades similar to Mt Martha Cove at Safety Beach, conference centre, and restaurant. The marina’s existing boat storage, repair facilities and slipway leading to the bay channel will also be upgraded. Environmental concerns about the development’s effect on native wildlife added to delays in the project’s approval. Stephen Taylor

Expressions of interest: Yaringa Harbour and Marina is for sale with its redevelopment plans approved. Picture: Gary Sissons

Memorial service for lost footballers A COMMEMORATION to mark the 125th anniversary of the drowning of 15 Mornington Football Club players in 1892 will be held 2pm, Sunday 21 May. The event will be at the footballers’ memorial, above, on the corner of the Esplanade and Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington. The public is invited to the commemoration followed by afternoon tea at the Bay Hotel, 62 Main St, organised by Mornington and District Historical Society. The footballers were returning on a fishing boat from a match at Mordialloc which foundered as it approached Pelican Point, off Mt Eliza. The skipper, Charles Hooper, was a player and is one of those named on the memorial.

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Anger over stadium news black-out Stephen Taylor WESTERN Port Basketball Association members were scheduled to meet on Saturday to protest at the lack of action and transparency in the rebuilding of the Somerville stadium which burnt down 12 months ago. Association officials say they have heard “rumours” but had no official word from Mornington Peninsula Shire Council about when a new stadium will be built to cater for their 1300 members. Basketball operations manager Tyler Molloy said the association received “many phone calls daily” from members asking for updates. “We can’t give them anything because we haven’t been told anything,” he said. “Even an email now and again [from the shire] to keep us in the loop would be helpful.” In a letter to members last week, Mr Molloy said the “devastating impact the loss of the stadium has had on our basketball family and greater community is still an ongoing battle a year later”. “[We’ve had] no committed answer from the shire on a construction start date for the new recreation centre,” he said. “Major questions keep being stalled at every meeting or organised meetings with WPBA officials being put off. “It’s not good enough to be hearing rumours for over a year from the shire

Burnt-out shell: Western Port Basketball Association members are still in the dark about their new base. Picture: Gary Sissons

and rumours about our club in the basketball community. “Action now needs to be clear and happen now.” Despite the setback, Mr Molloy said

the growth of basketball over the past year has been “huge, with WPBA gaining team numbers after this tragic incident”. “We expect this to continue moving

forward given that … all WNBL and NBL games are live on Fox sports next year. “We have nothing to help us grow in the area, we need to be heard and prop-

erly be accommodated. “A part of being heard is that we are asking for as many junior players as possible to be at the Somerville Recreation Centre, 10am, Saturday 13 May, to take part in a club photo outside of our abandoned stadium. All players are to bring a ball and be in full uniform.” Players are being taken to 17 replacement courts as far apart as Langwarrin, Mt Eliza and Bittern. The shire’s chief operating officer Alison Leighton said on Friday – after learning of Saturday’s public meeting – that “plans for rebuilding the Somerville Recreation and Community Centre continue with tenders for design and construction being advertised shortly”. “While ground breaking for the new facility will not start until later this year, a great deal of the background preparation work has continued in earnest,” Ms Leighton said. She said a consultant team had been appointed to coordinate the layout for the building that included extra courts. “The shire plans to seek additional funding for the redevelopment from the state government which, if successful, would allow for two additional basketball courts on the site.” It is still not known if the council’s insurer will help pay for a new stadium. Ms Leighton says “negotiations continue … to reach an agreement [with the insurer] … that will ensure that the new facility achieves a high standard”.





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Helping hands: Brother Bill Firman, above, with a young child at the Solidarity with South Sudan Mission and, left, trainee teachers.

Mass donations help for war victims IT IS hard to imagine a greater contrast – the beautiful seaside town of Mornington, with its thriving lifestyle - and war-torn and starving South Sudan where just staying alive is the main concern. Yet, they are linked by a former Melbourne school headmaster and the generosity of a Mornington church. South Sudan is suffering from a long and brutal civil war. It is one of four nations described by the United Nations as in the grip of famine. Millions of people may die of starvation.

Located in the heart of Africa, it is the youngest nation in the world, gaining independence from the largely Islamic Sudan in 2011. Two years later, a civil war, based on traditional tribal rivalry, broke out, pitting the ruling Sudan Liberation Army against a rebel force. In the small town of Riimenze, De La Salle Brother Bill Firman, former principal of St Bede’s, Mentone, runs a mission called Solidarity with South Sudan. The mission has a large property and farm respected by both sides.

Normally, the mission provides teacher, nursing and agricultural training. Now, it is refuge for village people who have been beaten and raped and had their houses and crops burned. They are threatened with death even while they are starving. The only safe place is the mission so that is where they go. Just before Easter, St Macartan’s Catholic Church, Mornington heard that Brother Firman was back home briefly from Southern Sudan. A member of the church’s social

justice committee contacted him and heard details of the situation facing the people of Riimenze. So, with the support of St Macartan’s parish priest, Father Joe Bui Duc Tien, an appeal was held at masses on one weekend, raising $12,474. One of the missionaries, Sister Rosa, wrote of the mission’s work now: “The number (of refugees) is increasing every day. “On January 26 there were 1075 family groups, totalling 5056 people. “Drinking water is provided every day, as much as we can give.

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Mid-year date for Wyuna’s crossing Keith Platt MID-year is the latest sailing date set for the Western Port Oberon Association’s MV Wyuna to leave Tasmania for Melbourne. The 64 metre cutter was given to the association in 2013 and plans were made to have it join the submarine Otama as part of a maritime museum in Western Port. However, both vessels remain tied up in red tape and anchored offshore – the submarine at Crib Point and the Wyuna at Launceston. Otama association president Max Bryant last week was confident the project would receive a “kick start� once the Wyuna arrives in Melbourne. He said it would take six weeks to ready the Wyuna to cross Bass Strait, with a stop scheduled at Mornington before heading to Docklands. “It has to be out of [its anchorage in the Tamar River] by September because of rough weather at that time of year,� Mr Bryant said. Both the Otama and Wyuna have had problems at their respective anchorages. In June 2016 the Otama was secured when the state government stepped in to pay for repairs to its moorings. The vessel’s future and that of the 15-year plan to make it the centrepiece of a maritime museum were jeopardised by the association’s lack of money. With the Otama safely at anchor

Sea tails: Members of the Victorian branch of the World Ship Society visit the Victorian Maritime Centre’s museum at Crib Point. The members of Western Port Oberon Association provided a hot roast lunch and the visitors were shown a 25-minute film covering the history of the project, which includes the Otama submarine and former pilot boat the MV Wyuna. Association president also spoke about the project Max Bryant, followed Dave Hoare, who related his experiences while serving on HMAS Otama.

the association was free to again concentrate, still unsuccessfully, on raising the millions of dollars needed to establish the maritime museum and carry out work to sail the Wyuna across Bass Strait. In January the Tasmanian Director

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Help keep the Dolphins alive With less than two months now until the Frankston Dolphins Football Club present their case to AFL Victoria in their mission to regain their VFL licence for 2018, Frankton Council is urging people to sign up for a membership before the 30 June deadline. Frankston mayor Cr Brian Cunial bought a membership last week. “We’re a sports loving city here in Frankston and football tops the list as a way for people to come together, to have fun and be social while being active,” Cr Cunial said. “The Dolphins have a rich 150-year history, providing a pathway for footballers to the AFL such as former Dol-

phins players and AFL heroes Luke Beveridge, Matthew Boyd and Tory Dickson.” Frankston Football Club general manager Gary Buckenara has been heartened support within the community. “The aim of our Bring Back the Dolphins campaign is to reach a target of 1000 members before 30 June when we present our submission to AFL Victoria to regain our VFL playing licence for 2018 and beyond,” Mr Buckenara said. “The community and the corporate sector have a final chance to help us. If we are not successful in getting back

our licence then it is most likely the end of Frankston Dolphins Football Club’s great history in the VFA and VFL. This is not something we want to see happen.” “We’re currently half way to that magic number. Please join us to Bring Back the Dolphins.” Frankston Park has had a busy schedule in 2017, hosting numerous VFL, TAC Cup, VFL Women’s and TAC Cup girl’s football games and training. Tickets please: Frankston mayor Brian Cunial, left, and Dolphins general manager Gary Buckenara are urging people to sign up to support the club.

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Rays killed despite anti-cruelty laws Keith Platt DIVERS are continuing to uncover acts of cruelty to fish caught from piers in Port Phillip and Western Port. The killing of a “resident” smooth ray on Rye pier on 2 April resulted in a 25,000-signature online petition calling for a ban on the killing of rays in Port Phillip, including stingrays and banjo sharks. The CEO of peak Victorian recreational fishing body VRFish, Michael Burgess, says his organisation “encourages all fishers to return unwanted rays to the water unharmed and comply with fishing regulations”. “We all need to work together to stamp out this unacceptable and illegal behaviour. Rays play an important role in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems and are like the vacuum cleaners of the ocean floor.” Images of the mutilated ray taken by scuba diver P T Hirschfield were reproduced by electronic and printed media, prompting outrage and highlighting the need for protection (“Cruel end for ‘puppies’ of the sea” The News 18/4/17). Despite the reaction Ms Hirschfield was shocked to hear another five dead fiddler rays – commonly known as banjo sharks – had been found under Rye pier on Wednesday 3 May. Each one appeared to have been killed by “a cranial split”, Ms Hirschfield said. She categorises the fish as “unwanted catch”, which are killed to prevent them from “wasting bait”.

Reason for ban: Dead banjo sharks found under Rye pier on Wednesday 3 May are thought by Prtoject Banjo Action Group organiser P T Hirschfield, above, to have been “unwanted catch” and killed before being thrown back into the sea.

“At least one of the animals was still alive after sustaining this injury, as caught on disturbing video by local scuba diving instructor Jane Bowman,” Ms Hirschfield said. “It is an offence against Fisheries Victoria 2009, Regulation 101 to not return fish to water without injury or damage. “Divers who entered the water the following morning to euthanise the animal found it already dead, along with a fifth banjo that had been knifed in the head.” Ms Hirschfield, an organiser of the Melbourne-based Project Banjo Action Group, said the “slaughter of

these rays was particularly brutal … but not an isolated event”. Representatives of the group have met with Fisheries Victoria executive director Travis Dowling and director of education and enforcement Ian Parks to discuss having signs on piers telling anglers fish protection laws, fines and “potential regulatory reforms”. “Testimonials and photographic evidence within the 700 strong ray advocacy group are evidence that banjos have been slaughtered as unwanted catch regularly for many years across the piers of Port Phillip and Western Port, including but not limited to Portsea, Blairgowrie, Rye and Flinders.

“This goes beyond the illegal slaughter of unwanted catch. Often it’s a matter of animal cruelty. Increasingly we’re finding rays that are thrown back in the water, cut in half, mutilated and maimed but still alive.” Injuries sustained by the rays included having their mouths torn out to retrieve fishing hooks. “Last week one diver filmed a ray that had been paralysed by a knife wound, then thrown back alive. Three days later another diver filmed the same ray still alive and had to put it out of its misery.” Ms Hirschfield said it was not uncommon for divers to see between four

and six dead rays at the fishing end of the piers, with one diver reporting 18 dead rays as well as a less common eagle ray. She said the killing of rays in Hamelin Bay, Western Australia, was banned in 2015 “when a public outcry erupted after a much-loved resident smooth ray was killed before horrified onlookers”. Mr Burgess, of VRFish said illegal fishing activities, including the deliberate harming of non-target species such as rays, toadfish and native sea stars, should be reported to Fisheries Victoria on 13 3474 (13FISH).




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Frankston Council is to be commended for its reversal of its previous stance for the Port of Hastings development. To do otherwise it would go down in history as the biggest bunch of hypocrites in Australian local government history. Along with their hypocrite bedfellows at Mornington Peninsula Shire they are on public record at the Port of Melbourne privatisation inquiry as being opposed to any further dredging in Port Phillip, but happy to see 24 million cubic meters (minimum) pulled out of Western Port and, in the process, wreck one of the most environmentally sensitive waterways in Australia. Frankston’s submission started off with a pledge to “do no harm”. You also have to love the fact that Mornington Peninsula Shire participated in three recent Western Port environmental studies which all basically say “leave it alone”. Yet on the economic front the shire is quite happy to ignore this for the sake of a few automated container port jobs. Don’t staff in these respective areas talk to each other? Whatever jobs would come out of the container port would probably be surmounted by those lost in the $300 million a year tourism industry on the eastern side of peninsula. Tourists like wildlife and beaches, not container ships. As for [Liberal leader] Matthew Guy sounding off about jobs, 5000 or one third of all jobs in Bass Coast depend on the $600 million tourism industry, plus another $700 million in recreational fishing in the bay. So there’s $1.3 billion a year at risk if he gets his way and builds the container port. The previous Liberal government spent $30m of our money on the Port of Hastings Development Authority trying to prove the opposite to the “leave it alone”. To murder a metaphor: “you can’t have your Port and drink it too”. Kevin Chambers, The Gurdies

History ignored As was the case with the Hastings Club, Mornington Peninsula Council has failed to take into account the history of Devilbend Golf Club in suggesting it be only given a five-year extension of its lease and consideration of offering control of the club to another entity after review (“Golf club in rough over lease” The News 24/4/17). The land on which the golf course stands was subject of a “grant of land” by Lysaghts [steelworks] in the 1970s as compensation to the state for exclusive right of access to the coastal strip where its wharf was constructed. Construction of the golf course was undertaken voluntarily by local farmers, earthmoving contractors and Lysaght staff accessing resources available to them. The Shire of Hastings was only called on to support their efforts when needed. In a news report on opening day in 1974 it was highlighted that the club members had “transformed a cow paddock” into a magnificent golf course. Ignoring that in the report which was presented to council is a disgrace and highlights a warning to other sporting club’s to be wary of the outcome of decisions made by the shire’s property department when their lease is due for renewal. The Hastings Club and Devilbend Golf Club have earned the right, through their initiative and immense voluntary contribution to the community, to be treated with far more respect than that being shown by Mornington Peninsula Shire at present. Brian L Stahl, Hastings

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Letters - 300 words maximum and including full name, address and contact number - can be sent to The Times, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915 or emailed to: Frankston Labor MP, Paul Edbrooke, to turn their backs on the Frankston community and cease having a community management Committee for the Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve. Parks Victoria will oversee the destruction of this pristine environmental area which was, until now, a model of excellence in nature conservation management. It is unusual for a community to possess people with the necessary skills and qualifications to manage a land parcel of this size, let alone have the capacity to project manage the infrastructure requirements and undertake the required risk management. Only completely out of touch MPs would turn their backs on the achievements of the Frankston community. Jamie Oldfield, Frankston South

Reserve decision rued Having been a keen and dedicated member of the Friends of Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve for seven years I find it highly disturbing that MP Paul Edbrooke, the relevant Minister Lily D’Ambrosio and the Labor state government can kick us out of this reserve after years of hard work in this, now pristine conservation area of Frankston. The Labor government has appointed Parks Victoria to now take care of the area and several locals now lose their jobs and our community loses again! Hundreds of passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated people have worked on this area in Frankston South for years to offer the public a terrific resource which had previously been closed to the people since the reservoir was formed with the damming of the Sweetwater Creek in the early 1920s. I feel very sorry for everyone concerned in what is, I believe, a bad and thoughtless decision by this Labor government. Why hasn’t our local member Paul Edbrooke MP stood up for his local community on this? Parks Victoria were previously involved years ago and the project basically went nowhere until FNCR president Quinn McCormack got her management team together. She has led a very

successful group of passionate local volunteers, some of whom are professors of botany. I think we should rally the troops and let Premier Daniel Andrews, Mr Edbrooke, Ms D’Ambrosio and this state government know we are “not happy Dan”! Barry Macmillan, Somerville

Sign up Mornington Mornington town centre is not currently sign posted from Peninsula Link and therefore many people coming from Melbourne and beyond are now bypassing Mornington. This is very bad news for shops in Mornington as fewer visitors might even threaten the sustainability of some businesses. What can be done to make VicRoads erect suitable signs at Bungower and Mornington-Tyabb roads, advising motorists that those turnoffs are the ones to take for Mornington town centre? Jonty Reason, Mornington

Unity against attack On the evening of Saturday 29 April I proudly joined with hundreds of others at Seaford railway station in a show of love, support and concern for a brave young woman who was sexually assaulted walking home from the station on 1 April. It was an emotional and inspiring display of unity and compassion. And I want to thank the local community and in particular the event organisers, Emmaline Jones and Lana Nicholson, for their empathy and kindness and their desire to bring about change. To the young woman we sent a message of support. And to the broader community we sent a message that violence against women must stop. In a culture that all too often excuses sexual violence and shifts responsibility and blame away from perpetrators and onto victims, our community said very loudly and very clearly: “enough is enough”. Sonya Kilkenny, Labor MP for Carrum

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Pier takes a dip on the side THE scallop wharf at the start of Mornington pier has been fenced off after it began sagging. Divers inspected 19 piles supporting the deck and confirmed they were “near the end of their practical life span and that their condition had deteriorated”. “Parks Victoria is in the process of engaging contractors to replace the piles,” Parks Victo-

ria regional director for Melbourne marine and maritime, Jo Richards said. “These works will involve lifting the current decking, extracting the old piles, installing new piles and reinstating the deck.” The wharf repairs are expected to be completed by the end of winter, but Parks says this is subject to weather conditions and availability of contractors.

the dedicated Country Fire Authority volunteers that protect our communities on a 24/7 basis. The CFA’s 60,000 skilled volunteers comprise around 96 per cent of Victoria’s firefighting capability, and come from all walks of life. CFA volunteers are highly trained to nationally recognised standards to enable them to deal with a wide range of fires and incidents, including house fires, factory fires, road accidents, chemical spills, and bushfires. CFA Coast Guard brigades deal with fires at sea. CFA District 8, covering from Edithvale to Bunyip, then to Wonthaggi and Sorrento, has around 3000 CFA volunteers in 72 CFA and Coast Guard brigades. On the Mornington Peninsula, we have around 19 fully volunteer CFA brigades, and two “integrated” CFA brigades where volunteer and paid firefighters work together seamlessly to protect the community. Overall, they respond to thousands of incidents per year.

While last summer was relatively quiet, Victoria is one of the most fire prone areas in the world. This means that the CFA needs to maintain a capability to quickly deliver a large number of skilled resources to combat large fires across the State. Much of this CFA volunteer “surge capacity” comes from CFA’s outer metropolitan Melbourne brigades, so it is vitally important to maintain well-trained CFA resources, both volunteer and paid, in these areas to protect Victoria. In addition to thanking our volunteers, we should also thank the families and employers who support them in doing their work. Their support is greatly appreciated. CFA volunteering is about much more than firefighting – it’s an important part of our social fabric. It is about community spirit and resilience. CFA volunteers can be relied upon to give tirelessly when others need it the most. Eric Collier, District 8 President, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria

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6 Pineview Lane, HASTINGS Contact agent for price Roberts & Green, 64 High Street, Hastings, 5979 2489 Lisa Roberts, 0488 910 368

MAKING the most of its exceptional size that encompasses two storeys, this picturesque Cape Cod style home has a beautiful leafy vista in every direction and is a great opportunity to secure a property with the option of dual occupancy or (STCA) a bed and breakfast. A double carport divides the home into two parts with the larger section of the home in the east wing featuring three bedrooms â&#x20AC;&#x201C;all have built-in robes - a separate bathroom and laundry, and a huge open plan zone that incorporates a fine kitchen adjoining a cosy dining area and a formal lounge. The kitchen has a tranquil garden outlook and features gleaming white cabinets, stone bench tops and a dishwasher. Upstairs is a rumpus room with bar and the main bedroom with ensuite, walk-in robe and a private study. The west wing is a warm and inviting self-contained residence with a classic spiral staircase linking an open-plan kitchen and dining room to an upstairs lounge with air-conditioning and a wood fire. There are bedrooms upstairs and down plus two bathrooms. The property is zoned low density residential and is set on a sealed road with acreage and dual access.



Patterson Lakes 8/17-23 Legana Court 3 BEDROOM UNIT - LOW MAINTENANCE Designed with comfort in mind, this low-maintenance 3 bedroom unit makes a great use of space. The front door opens to open plan living with a lounge, formal dining and family area. Large windows make great use of available light and make this an inviting and warm entrance to the home. Downstairs you will find a study, a well-appointed kitchen with plenty of cupboard and bench space and stainless steel appliances. The laundry and a separate powder room are located next to the kitchen. Directly outside the lounge is a large entertaining area with access to the garage and laundry. There is cupboard built in to the laundry wall and additional storage space under the stairs. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms: two with BIRs and the third with a WIR almost big enough to fit a single bed! No more fighting over wardrobe space in this home. There are two bathrooms, one as a full ensuite off the master with a toilet, and a separate bathroom central to the other two bedrooms. Additional storage can be found in an upstairs hallway linen press. The home features ducted heating and air-conditioning, gas hot water and a single lock-up garage with additional parking space.

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Auction Saturday 27th May at 11:00am (on-site) Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 30 Days View Saturday 11:00-11:30am or by appt.

Rob Austin 0417 347 750

LJ Hooker Seaford 03 9785 3888


EXECUTORS AUCTION Set behind a large & secure front fence in a superb Bittern location, lies this one of a kind Tudor house on approx. 1/4 acre awaiting your personal touch! This home exudes potential and offers two generous bedrooms, both with BIR’s, large timber kitchen with ample cupboard and bench space, main bathroom with spa bath, living area with gas fireplace, split system air-conditioning and expansive cathedral ceilings. A spacious dining area has access to enclosed front porch, stunning colonial windows throughout, gas ducted heating, generous outdoor entertaining area, huge backyard with asphalt driveway leading to large workshop, ample & secure car parking to front & rear of property. All of this within close proximity to schools, shops & public transport. An auction not to be missed!

AUCTION This Saturday at 1:00pm Saturday 12:30-1:00pm VIEW 10% Deposit, Balance 30/60 days, TERMS vacant possession Richard Whitehead 0412 328 718 AGENT








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BE PART OF THE NEW SHOPPING EXPERIENCE SHOPS AVAILABLE Shop 3 & 4 / 11 High Street, HASTINGS Secure double front retail shop, approx. 104m2, newly UHQRYDWHGEULJKWDQGFOHDQLGHDOIRUUHWDLORI¿FH consulting rooms or speciality shop. Securely positioned directly opposite Ritchies IGA. Price Negotiable

Shop 6/ 11 High Street, HASTINGS 130m2 retail shop, suits cold storage produce. Includes large cool room, high quality display fridges and VWRUHURRPV&DQEHUH¿WWHGWRVXLWWHQDQW Securely positioned and sitting directly opposite Ritchies IGA. Price negotiable

CONTACT: Christine Gouliotis 0401 378 128

244 Boundary Road Braeside Vic. 3195

Patrick Morrison 0438 156 232

(03) 9586 9999

Opportunity is knocking Address: Auction: Agency: Agent:

51 Mornington Tyabb Road, MORNINGTON Friday, May 26 at 2:00pm Nichols Crowder, Level 1, 1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs, 9775 1535 Tom Crowder, 0438 670 300

CURRENTLY home to the East Mornington Veterinary Hospital, this prime 900 square metre site along bustling Mornington Tyabb Road is a fantastic opportunity for investors to capitalise on an enticing yield, or owner-occupiers to develop and rebuild (STCA). The building area measures about 230 square metres and has parking for eight vehicles at the front and extra parking for staff at the rear. The interior has an excellent fit-out with a large reception area, several well-appointed consulting rooms, and extensive staff facilities. Leased at $70,700 per year plus GST and outgoings until June next year, this property, in a great location amongst car and homemaker showrooms, provides several excellent options and is a rare oppurtunity to purchase along such a busy main road.

Neilson Partners

1575 Frankston â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Flinders Road, TYABB


Expressions of Interest invited - Closing 31st May, 2017 @2pm

TREE AND SEA CHANGE Fabulous 2500m² of developable land within an easy walk of the picturesque village of Tyabb. Tyabb features a railway station, two government primary schools, Flinders Christian Community College (years prep to 6) and the land abuts Padua College. There is also a bakery, ,*$SRVWRIÃ&#x20AC;FHYDULRXVWDNHDZD\IRRGVWRUHVDQGVSHFLDOW\FUDIWVKRSV:KLOVWHQMR\LQJDUXUDODVSHFWWKHODQGLVRQO\NPVIURP+DVWLQJV NPVIURPWKHEULJKWOLJKWVRI)UDQNVWRQDQGLVRQWKHSRSXODUZHVWHUQHGJHRI:HVWHUQ3RUW%D\ A truly unique opportunity.


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Gary Andrews 0400 250 075 Michael Patchell 0419 381 411




Friday 26th May at 2pm on site 51 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington

Invest, Occupy or Rebuild MORNINGTON TOWN CENTRE

Prominent industrial investment Address: For Sale: Agency: Agent:

1a Fuji Crescent and 5 Kenji Street, MORNINGTON $1,000,000 plus Kevin Wright Commercial, Suite 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255 Jamie Stuart, 0412 565 562

IN the industrial heart of Mornington, this prominent building on the corner of Kenji Street and Fuji Crescent offers two separate titles to be sold as one. Providing two storeys of quality office and warehouse space, this address benefits from excellent access for larger vehicles, great exposure to passing traffic and plenty of natural light. A fine investment, the property in Fuji Crescent is leased to an ASX listed tenant and has an annual return of about $40,000 per year. The second property in Kenji Street is available now with vacant possession for either a tenant or owner-occupier. There is about 172 square metres of clear-span warehouse, a small production office and staff amenities. Fully leased, these two properties could potentially generate a passing income of some $60,000 per annum (plus GST and outgoings) and on a purchase price of $1,000,000 this represents about a 6% yield.










Amongst Car dealerships & Homemaker centres Building area: 230m2*


Land area: 900m2*

Currently returning $70,700pa (net) until June 30, 2018

Zoned: Industrial 3

Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30-270 days *All sizes approx

9775 1535

Tom Crowder 0438 670 300 Geoff Crowder 0418 531 611 1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs

Expressions of interest

Friday 19th May at 12 noon on site 98 Young Street, Frankston

Closing Wednesday 31st May 2017 at 5pm

Transform your portfolio

Invest, Occupy, Develop - You Choose

323 Nepean Highway, Frankston

Securely leased to Campbell Page Limited Building area: 182m2* (wide frontage) Rental return $43,440pa net

Land area: 320m2* (rear parking)

Tenant pays outgoings inc. Land Tax

Terms:10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days

9775 1535

*All sizes approx

Linda Ellis 0400 480 397 1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs

Corner property being sold with vacant possession Land area : 720m2*

Zoned Commercial 1

Fantastic ofďŹ ce with on site parking and paved courtyard

Building area: 220m2*

TERMS: 10% deposit, Balance 30/60 days

9775 1535

*All sizes approx

Linda Ellis 0400 480 397

1 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs

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1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington VIC 3931

Montessori among the trees AMIGA Montessori Frankston North early learning long day care and kindergarten was opened in December 2016 and is set in a quiet area amongst trees in Alpina st Frankston North. The centre has 5 rooms with age groupings 2-3 years and 3-6 years. The centre follows the Montessori philosophy of education and learning. The Montessori method of teaching was developed by Dr Maria Montessori in 1907. Her educational methods are based on scienti¿c observations of children’s natural learning tendencies and willingness to learn as they unfold in prepared environments. A Montessori “prepared environment’ is one which is ¿lled with Dr Montessori’s unique learning materials which support children to direct their own learning. Children are free to choose and repeat activities as often as they need to under the guidance of the Montessori teacher and children are able to work at their own pace. “These words reveal the child’s inner needs: “Help me to do it myself” Any child who is self-suf¿cient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reÀects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence. The environment itself will teach each child, sometimes very small children in a proper environment develop a skill and exactness in their work that can only surprise us.” – Maria Montessori

The Montessori teacher is a guide and facilitator whose task is to prepare the environment, support the children in their development and observe children’s readiness to explore the next piece of equipment. The teacher then presents the Children in a Montessori classroom learn by making discoveries with the materials, thereby promoting concentration, motivation, selfdiscipline, independence and a love of learning. “It is true that we cannot make a genius. We can only give to each child the chance to ful¿l his potential possibilities” – Maria Montessori We have well trained and experienced Montessori teachers and two quali¿ed kindergarten teachers who implement the Montessori kindergarten program. The curriculum is divided into 5 main areas; Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Cultural Enrichment. We also incorporate Natural Learning which helps children learn about the environment and how natural systems function. Our comprehensive Sustainability Program includes gardening, water saving, composting, recycling and worm farms. Our hours are 7.00 – 6.00pm. Fees are $89 per day or $422.75 per week and include all meals, nappies and educational programs. Please contact Sara Szczepkowski Ph 70011461 website and facebook page.

NOW OPEN CHILDCARE TAKE A TOUR A wonderfully innovative Montessori long day care and kindergarten for children aged 2 to 6 years

A wonderfully innovative Montessori long day care and kindergarten 7001 1461 for children aged 2 to 6 years 15 Alpina Street, Frankston North

Amiga Montessori Frankston North has vacancies for children aged 2 – 6 years in their Montessori education program. We are open from 7.00 am to 6.00pm and 52 weeks per year. We provide an environment rich in exploratory learning and play. Our classrooms are well equipped with high quality Montessori materials and other educational resources that will stimulate children’s interest in various unique activities carefully prepared by our passionate and dedicated educators. Sustainable Education is an important part of our program. Our centre is registered for Childcare benefit (CCB) and Childcare Tax Rebate (CCR)

Please contact us now for a tour Fees are $89 per day and $422.75/ week. All meals, nappies and education program are included in the fees.

Amiga Montessori 15 Alpina St Frankston North 3200 Phone 7001 1461 email Frankston Times 15 May 2017


Family owned and operated early childhood centre.



Opening Hours: 6.30am to 6.30pm


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CHERRY Lane Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre is a family owned and operated early childhood facility that caters for children from 3 months to 5 years. Cherry Lane has been operating for the last 7 years. Our newly renovated centre consists of 4 spacious rooms that provide age appropriate play spaces, both indoor and outdoor. With a few little things OHIWWR¿QLVKZLWKWKHUHQRYDWLRQVLQFOXGLQJWKH kinder and pre-kinder yard, we strive to provide a VDIHDQGZDUPDWPRVSKHUHZKLFKUHÃ&#x20AC;HFWVWKHKRPH and natural environments. With digging patches, trees, chickens and vegetable patches, the children are able to explore and learn about the world around them whilst being hands on. We are committed to working with families to provide the perfect early learning environment for children. Families are an important part of a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development so our aim is to extend on these relationships through collaborative partnerships with the children we care for and their families. Here at Cherry Lane Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre we provide nappies, wipes, sunscreen, all meals (also catering to allergies, intolerances and religious beliefs), linen, music program, laptop program and incursions. Our team of educators are friendly, dedicated and experienced. All our educators hold an early FKLOGKRRGTXDOL¿FDWLRQUDQJLQJIURP&HUWL¿FDWH 3 in Early Childhood Services, Diploma in Early Childhood Services or a Bachelor of Early Childhood. At Cherry Lane we provide a kindergarten SURJUDP2XUNLQGHUWHDFKHULVDTXDOL¿HG kindergarten teacher and holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood. The program runs all day every day (with some exceptions) and runs for 4 year olds. There is no set time that you need to attend or certain days. You can start any time of the year (providing there are spaces available).

Cherry Lane is open from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. We are open all year round with the exception of public holidays and weekends. For more information please give us a call or drop in, no need to make an appointment! Phone: 97862880. Email 6-8 Andrew St. Seaford.

FiRST Early Learning FiRST Early Learning opened its door in Frankston South 20th April 2017, bringing an innovative approach to childcare, and some unique experiences for the children to enjoy. The centre director, Melanie Magdich has worked with F.E.L for over 5 years, and been in the industry for 11 years. Melinda says ‘I am delighted with the community feedback that we have has with F.E.L with new children joining our ever growing family on a daily basis. I invite those looking into quality childcare and education to pop in and meet us’. The centre provides programs that include lessons from specialized teachers in sport, language and music. It now employs up to 10 educators and is continuing to grow. All educa-

tors are highly qualified, nurturing and caring. Ongoing training is given to staff to extend their knowledge of children and families. Families are delighted by the facilities, rooms, outdoor spaces and most importantly, our wonderful team of educators. The children have fresh meals cooked for them every day, and love to explore the large natural garden. The centre is looking forward to becoming part of the Frankston community including visits to aged care facilities, primary schools and other local community groups. Owner and founder of FiRST Early Learning, Emma van Hoof Jenkins says ‘Learning is part of all services and provides a caring, friendly and wonderful environment for all families’.

2018 Prep Information Evening Thursday 25th May, 2017 7.00pm-8.00pm An evening to discover the high quality learning opportunities we offer at Frankston Heights Primary School Book now by emailing or phone (03) 9783 4988 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.


WE HAD OUR FIRST SPORTS LESSON THIS WEEK, AND LOVED IT! First Early Learning are now open and taking enrolments!


FREE playdates

(booking required)

Pop in anytime to meet our friendly & nurturing team and to view our beautiful new natural centre.

We look forward to meeting you!

Respect | Responsibility | Resilience

PH 9783 3390 | 124 Frankston Flinders Rd, Frankston South (corner Towerhill Rd)

10 Kalmia St, Frankston 3199 Telephone 9783 4988 Email: Website: FRANKSTON HEIGHTS PRIMARY SCHOOL 12350549-PB18-17

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Renewable energy curriculum. PATTERSON River has become an educational leader in STEM and renewable energy curriculum. Teaming up with the University of Melbourne, Department of Energy, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) and 1Circle, the school has its students engaged in a number of new subjects this year. This partnership is currently working on plans to become a community energy provider with the vision that students will run elements of the business. Following the success this year of the new subjects in Coding, Robotics and STEM Business, Patterson River is in the process of developing new electives for 2018, including Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Physics. According to recently appointed College Principal, Daniel Dew, this is the logical step for science education in Victoria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Australia is currently producing only one third of the required engineering graduates each year. Patterson River has seen an impressive

improvement in its VCE results in recent yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and is providing students with pathways into a large variety of different sectors. Our STEM program looks to open up a new area for student pathways and is designed to build studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; knowledge and understanding sequentially from Year 7 to 12 so that they can go on to become our societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future engineers, software developers, scientists and business leadersâ&#x20AC;?. In addition to the new elective classes, all Year 9 students have been involved in analysing live energy data for the school and making recommendations for improvements in both energy usage and the comfort levels of internal classroom environments. Year 9 student, Max Le Fevre has been enjoying the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new STELR Renewable hands-on energy kits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The STELR Kits have provided great insight into different energy sources and made me rethink my future career pathwayâ&#x20AC;?.


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Private Donohue has his teeth removed before he heads to the Front Compiled by Cameron McCullough ECHOES from the Front. WHERE ARE THE BOYS WE KNOW ! Private Dick Donohue, in a recent letter, writes :– A few lines to tell you I arrived here safe and sound after nine weeks on the water. It is pretty cold here just now, some of the people told me it is the coldest for 30 years, so that is alright for us. I am at a place called near Salisbury Plain. We are getting four day’s final leave next week. We get it just before we go to the front, so by the time you get this letter I will be well at the front, but I hope it won’t be long before I am back at Frankston again. Jimmy Dent is just near me and a few other local boys. I have a nice mouth tonight, as have had my teeth out. Am also “on guard” and it is my time to go on. It is not very nice leaving a warm fire to go out into the frost, but it can’t be helped. Private Will Hanton writes to Mr C. Woods :– Just a few lines to let you know I am still going strong. Am leaving for my furlough on Friday (14 days) so will have a good look round London. Have been in hospital at Brighton and after furlough I have to go to Warsham. Remember me to all. *** CORRESPONDENCE re “Foreshore Privileges,” Soldiers’ Letters, and other interesting matter are held over unavoidably till our next issue. *** WE regret to report the condition

of Mrs Barnett senr. is causing her friends grave anxiety. *** OWING to unforseen circumstances, the Australian Club dance that was to be held on 24th inst, is postponed till early in June. *** MESSRS Adamson, Strettle and Co. have a good yarding for their sale at Tanti Yards on Monday next, including cattle, sheep and pigs. *** MESSRS Brody and Mason will hold their usual fortnightly sale at Somerville, on Wednesday next, commencing at 2 o’clock sharp. *** IN the 298th casualty list the following names appear:– Pte. A. H. Davies, Mornington, killed ; Corp. J. H. Moir, Langwarrin, missing; Pte. J. Brown, Stony Point, missing and wounded. *** TENDERS will be received up to Monday next by the Defence Department for the supply of meat, vegetables and milk for the month of June at various camps and hospitals as notified by advertisement in another column. *** A CONCERT will be held in the Langwarrin Recreation Hall on Saturday night 26th May, at 8pm in aid of the State School patriotic fund, proceeds to be devoted to the British Red Cross Fund. A first class programme will be provided including items by performers from the Langwarrin Military Camp. *** ANOTHER “ working bee “ is adver-

tised to take place at the Frankston Cemetery on Saturday, 26th inst. The appeal for aid towards improving the cemetery has met with a liberal response and a great improvement is noticeable in the appearance of the ground. Still further work is required, and the committee feel confident that the residents will still continue to render every assistance possible. *** MR C. P. Watson, manager of the Frankston Branch of the State Savings Bank, has received notice that he has been appointed manager of the Sale Branch of that institution. Since coming to Frankston, Mr Watson has taken considerable interest in the advancement of the town, and his services has always been willingly given in the way of promoting entertainments for the benefit of deserving objects. In his business capacity, he was always most kind and obliging, and we feel sure that the promotion has been well deserved. We congratulate him, and our best wishes go with him to his future sphere of labor for his continued success. *** KANANOOK Creek has, even in the memory of the oldest inhabitant, been a source of trouble to Frankston. The trouble has been accentuated by the drainage of Carrum Swamp and the diversion of the greater portion of the head waters into Pattersons River. Much public money has been spent in various ways to improve it but the

results have not been very remarkable hitherto. Last year great hopeswere raised by the appearance of a small suction dredge at the mouth of the creek and a commencement being made to dredge the bed to the depth of six feet. The dredge was withdrawn after a score or two of yards (more or less), up the creek had been excavated, and it was found on enquiry that the dredging was simply experimental. The mouth of Kananook Creek had merely been selected as the most conivenient place at which to ascertain if a dredge could be economically worked by an oil engine. Subsequently Mr. Catani, who has quite recently retired from the office of Engineer-in-chief, for Public Works, and Mr Kermode, Engineerin-charge of Ports and Harbors, visited Frankston and made a thorough inspection. They then submitted certain proposals, and it is to consider these proposals that a public meeting of ratepayers will be held in Frankston on Monday next, as announced in the advertisement in another column. It is to be hoped that every ratepayer having the interests of Frankston at heart will attend the meeting. *** LANCE-CORP. Fred Bray, son of Mr and Mrs E. Bray of Frankston, is to be congratulated on his being awarded a stripe. Lance-Corp. Bray who is not yet out of his “teens” will shortly be leaving for the front, where his future progress will be anxiously watched by a number of interested friends.

*** MR and Mrs C. Tait, of Frankston, celebrated their silver wedding this week. They received most hearty congratulations from their numerous friends, also some valuable presents. We trust our esteemed friends will be spared for many a long year to come and the good luck which has been theirs up to the present, will continue till the end. *** WE regret to have to record that Mrs Plowman, of “The Tofts”, Frankston, met with rather a serious accident on Thursday evening, through being run over by a buggy and pair of horses, just outside the local railway station. Though no bones were broken, she was severely bruised and shaken, and it will be some little time before she will be about again. *** EMPIRE Day will be celebrated at the Frankston State School on Thursday next, when a Jumble Fair will be held in aid of the British Red Cross Society. During the afternoon the school children will give displays of physical drill, graduated exercises, and salute the flag. The Langwarrin Band is expected to be present. Donations in money or kind will be gratefuly received. A meeting of parents and others interested will be held in the schoolroom on Monday evening to make final arrangements. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 19 May 1917


From Burlesque Blues To The Icons of Australian Jazz, The 2017 Mornington Winter Jazz & Blues Festival Has It All…. With the Mornington Winter Jazz and Blues Festival now just weeks away excitement is starting to build as Mornington gets set to welcome some of Australia’s finest musicians and artists to the Peninsula for one very special long weekend. As always Mornington bars and restaurants will come alive with the sound of swingin’ jazz and smooth blues from Friday 9th June to Sunday 11th across the Queens Birthday Long Weekend. In addition this year sees a return of the ever popular Main Street “Festival” Market Grooves on Saturday 10th with plenty of new and unique stalls to keep you captivated and free kids entertainment located in the Empire Mall. Also running across the weekend will be, Guided Historic Walking Tours of the township and rides on the steam locomotives of the Historic Mornington Railway. Festival goers will be spoilt for choice this year with an expansive program, including headline performances from Australian icon Kate Ceberano at the Grand Hotel Mornington; an intimate performance at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) from Jazz Baestro James Morrison; and sumptuous dinner & show from Jazz Bell Award Winner for ‘Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year 2016’ Olivia Chindamo at The Rocks Mornington. 2017 sees “Music After Dark,” proudly presented by Mornington Peninsula Shire, take on a new twist. This year the performances will be held at St. Peters Hall just off Main Street Mornington. Having

recently undergone a state of the art sound and lighting upgrade the hall provides the perfect backdrop for these ever popular festival performances. Held over two nights, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th; Saturday will feature the finest young jazz and blues performers the Peninsula has to offer. If uncovering emerging artists is something you enjoy, then this will be the destination for you. Sunday 11th showcases a supreme line up of Jazz musicians that will surprise even the most seasoned festival goer! Jazz and Soul enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy across the weekend, including performances at newly opened The Brooks Restaurant & Bar, Gods Kitchen, Casa De Playa, Assaggini, and at The Royal Hotel with a special performance from Kylie Auldist, well-known Australian Soul Singer of The Bamboos and Cookin’ On 3 Burners fame. Swing and Blues fans will find just the right mix of foot stomping tunes at Double G Saloon from Friday to Sunday and at ‘The House of Blues’ event at Beaches Mornington on Sunday 11th June, an all-day event featuring back to back blues, swing and guaranteed good times. Now in its 5th year the festival continues to deliver with a unique and inclusive line up of performers across the genres of Jazz, Blues, Swing and Soul. There is something for everyone and as a festival dedicated to supporting live music, arts and culture on the peninsula we invite you to take a look at the program and join us for a long weekend of fun and entertainment on the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend, 9-11 June. Tickets On-Sale Now.

PHOTOGRAPHY, ARCHITECTURE AND THE HUMAN FORM The exhibition Max & Olive focuses on the work of two photographers who shared their lives and studio for much of the 1930s and 1940s before going their separate ways. Max Dupain and Olive Cotton contributed enormously to 20th century Australian photography with Dupain ultimately being regarded as ‘Australia’s most respected and influential black and white photographer’ of this period. His famous 1937 work Sunbaker features in this exhibition. Looking at their work together between 1934 and 1945 provides an insight into the creative process of this unique partnership. Often shooting the same subjects, or pursuing subjects and pictorial effects in similar ways, the comparisons show Dupain’s more structured – even abstracted – approach to art and to the world, and Cotton’s immersive relationship to place, with an instinctual love of light and its effects. Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney explores 31 of the most architecturally important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibition begins in

the 1950s with the works of a new breed of Australian architects, and culminates in key works from some of Australia’s contemporary masters. This important exhibition looks beyond the physical structures to shine a light on the stories of the architects and clients. The houses featured are brought to life through vivid photography, rich illustrations, 3D models and filmed interviews with the architects who designed the homes and the people who commissioned and live in them. Melbourne-based artist Zoë Croggon works with sculpture, video, drawing and primarily, collage. Her practice considers the relationship between the kinetic body and its surroundings, contemplating the role we play in our environment and how deeply our surroundings inform our lives. MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington. Exhibition dates: 12 May – 9 July. Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–5pm. Exhibition admission fees: $4 adults / $2 concession. General information: 5950 1580. Frankston Times 15 May 2017



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A (denim) shorts story By Stuart McCullough WHEN I think back, conflict has defined my life. It’s true of everyone, I suppose. We are inevitably shaped by the things we’ve fought against as much as we are the things we love. For me, childhood was about a lot of things, but mostly fear. By ‘fear’ I mean the fear of failure, the fear that I might not be allowed to watch new episodes of ‘The Fall Guy’ starring Lee Majors or the fear that a brother or sister would borrow one of my toys and never return it. Suffice to say that – to this day - I’m still awaiting the return of my miniature pool table. But of all the fears that informed my childhood, one loomed greater than any other. It overshadowed what ought to have been the most carefree days of my life, occupying my every waking hour and beyond. Even now, the thought of it makes me shudder involuntarily. As the days began to warm, I’d know talk would inevitably turn to swimming and, for me, swimming meant having to confront one of my all-time greatest dreads: overly revealing swimwear. Let me come right out and admit it - I am completely Speedo-phobic. I could never get over the fact that bathers looked exactly the same as underwear, but in a different fabric. Being somewhat shy, I would never have contemplated walking around in my underwear and I couldn’t fathom why different fabric and proximity to a body of water ought to make any difference. It assumed that inhibitions would be shed right along with the rest of your clothes. My inhibitions,


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however, could only ever be removed with either a crowbar or an exorcism. When the invitation to swim would come up, I’d loiter in the hope that I’d be too slow and be banned from the pool. A ban which, of course, would save me from having to reveal my pale, pale skin to the wider world after which mockery was nothing short of inevitable. It rarely worked. I know, I know – the human body is a beautiful thing and there’s no shame in parading around in a pair of budgie

smugglers and the mere suggestion of discomfort when it comes to wearing the national swimming costume is probably grounds for deportation – but it’s an aversion that’s stayed with me right through to adulthood. In an ideal world, a bathing suit should be exactly that. I’m talking shirt, tie, jacket and cufflinks - the whole shebang. While I’m now in the glorious position of being able to choose my own bathers, the times now suit me.

It’s completely acceptable these days to cover up when you’re swimming, with shorts, hat and a rash vest. In fact, such conduct is even considered laudable. Back in the seventies, however, such attire would have been viewed the kind of extreme suspicion usually reserved for visitors from another planet. Refusing to expose as much flesh as possible to the sun was a sign that someone far more serious was wrong. Swimming could not be avoided. My pleas for a less revealing swimsuit were roundly ignored. So I did what any self-respecting person and, probably, MacGyver, could do. That is, I used the material around me to improvise some kind of a solution. As yet another summer loomed, I took matters, an old pair of jeans and a sharp pair of scissors into my hands. The pants had been earmarked for destruction. This was a rare event in our house as anything that remained even vaguely wearable once I was done with it was generally handed down to the next sibling in line. These jeans, however, were an exception. With a style best described as rudimentary, I hacked off the legs. Thus, I had created a pair of ‘cutaways’ for myself. Denim cutaway shorts are mercurial. Some people can wear them and they can look very good. Others, however, can wear them and it simply looks like a large dog has savaged your favourite pants and you are now wearing all that could be salvaged. If I’m being honest, my denim shorts fell into the latter category. We were on holidays in Queens-

land when I decided to debut my home-made swimming costume. As I dropped my towel poolside, I could hear a collective intake of breath. Back then, I thought people were dazzled by innovative approach to swimwear. Now I recognise it as pity. I dove in and instantly realised that, prior to turning my jeans into cutaways, I had always worn a belt. Now, belt-free, my denim shorts were a little on the loose side, creating a very real threat of exposure beyond that which a pair of Speedos might ever imagine. Worse was to come. I insisted on swimming in my cutaway denim shorts, even though it meant I had to use one hand to keep them from floating away when I swam. Over the course of the week, though, the shorts seemed to fit better. I don’t know if they shrank or if holiday feasting meant that I had expanded, I could now swim with both hands. But trouble soon returned when I attempted to get changed in our hotel room. The water, it seemed, had rusted the button and zip of the denim shorts. This meant that I was trapped and the only way to get me out of my bathing suit was to cut me out. I’m pretty sure that I remain the only person to be freed from their bathers by the Jaws of Life. I should have been embarrassed, but I wasn’t. I’ve always believed you’ve got to seize the moment. And by making my own bathers, that’s exactly what I did. Carpe denim.

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MCG showcase: The MPNFL Sharks lost by 22 points against the Geelong Football League. Picture: Scott Memery

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By Toe Punt THE Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League failed in its attempt to become the greatest league in Victoria and arguably Australia at the MCG on Saturday. The MPNFL Sharks just couldn’t keep up with a faster, more organised Geelong Football League, going down 16.9 (105) to 11.17 (83). The MPNFL trailed by as much as 35 points during the third quarter and never looked to threaten the title holders. While many looking at the score line could be forgiven for thinking that the MPNFL kicked themselves out of it, other than a couple of missed opportunities in the second quarter, most of the behinds were kicked from either long range or rushed. The reality is that the MPNFL was just beaten by a slicker, more highly skilled football league. The final margin of 22 points was just one point greater than the quarter time margin of 21 points. Geelong kicked the opening three goals of the game, kicking towards the Jolimont St end before Sorrento’s Nick

Corp took advantage of a one on one in the goal square. However, Geelong booted the final two goals of the quarter to lead 5.1 (31) to 1.4 (10) at the first change. The MPNFL’s only control of the match came in the first six minutes of the second quarter, booting the opening two goals, missing a couple of sitters and reducing the margin to seven points (31 to 24). However, once again, Geelong was able to withstand the attack, steady, and respond with four goals in 14 minutes to blow the margin back out to 27 points. That was the story of the day. Geelong had all the answers. Whenever the MPNFL looked as though it was going to make some kind of challenge, Geelong would take control of the situation and compose itself, play tempo footy, pass the ball around and regain the ascendancy. The MPNFL played the first 15 minutes of the third quarter one player short after Pines’ Tim Bongetti was yellow carded for being involved in a scuffle after the half time siren. Bonbeach’s Shane McDonald kicked a sensational goal after beating two op-

ponents at the beginning of the third quarter to drag the margin back to 15 points before Geelong once again booted the next three. The margin was 27 points at three quarter time and Geelong kicked the first major of the final quarter to ice the contest. YCW teenager and the youngest player on the field, Matthew LaFontaine, along with Corp, booted the last two goals of the game to reduce the final margin from 34 points to 22. The MPNFL’s strategy going into the match was to hurt the Geelong bodies on the inside and win the contested footy. Geelong’s strategy was to play as many fleet-footed kids as possible and utilise the wide open spaces of the MCG to cut through the opposition. Without question, the Geelong FL strategy came up trumps. The MPNFL went in with a team with an average age of 27, the large majority of whom played in the win against Northern FL last year. Geelong went in with a bunch averaging 22 years, 14 of whom had never played interleague footy with Geelong

before. The Geelong defence was dynamite and it was evident early that the MPNFL lacked leg speed in attack. La Fontaine went down there but it robbed the Sharks of speed through the middle. Bonbeach’s Dylan Jones won the battle of the rucks but Geelong was better in tight. It had a couple of bulls at the contest and once they dished it out, the MPNFL couldn’t keep up. In defence, the MPNFL had its work cut out, however, considering the organisation of the opposition bringing the footy in, they held up quite well. Mornington’s Warwick Miller and YCW’s Christian Ongarello were pretty good in the back half and Sorrento’s James Hallahan was clearly the MPNFL’s best player. Hallahan played well on the ball until they required his drive from half back, which he provided. Skipper Rikki Johnston was very good until he rolled his ankle in the second quarter. He came back on but wasn’t the same. Sorrento team mate Luke Tapscott was the most productive midfielder and worked hard both ways. The real problem for the MPNFL was

through the middle and the forward half. It was just two slow in both areas and were easily turned inside out by smaller, fleet-footed opponents. There would be a big handful of MPNFL players that would never want to see any vision of the game and put the memory of the game behind them. One thing they should never lose sight of however is the experience of playing on the MCG – what a privilege. Hats off too to MPNFL coach John Hynes, as well as assistants Gavin Artico, Paul Hopgood, Pat Poore and John Georgiou, who have been meeting, planning, training and watching games of footy since November last year. The preparation could not have been any better. The support staff of the MPNFL were also fantastic. However, despite the knowledge of the opposition, they could not underestimate the sheer talent and composure of the far less experienced Geelong FL. Next season, perhaps, it’s about taking some lessons from the Geelong FL and showcasing our best young talent, mixing it with some experienced heads. It should be about showcasing our future.

Frankston Times 15 May 2017



Langy crushes Caulfield, Scott debuts for Strikers SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LANGWARRIN made a statement of intent on Saturday when it spanked Caulfield United Cobras 5-2 in their State 1 South-East top-of-the-table clash at Victory Park. Langy’s opening goal was all about the timing and angle of Liam Baxter’s off-the-ball run and Mat “Yaya” Luak’s ability to pick him out with a perfectly directed and weighted pass and once the quicksilver Invernesian was in the clear there could only be one result. From the left of the area Baxter slotted the ball low past advancing Caulfield keeper Jayden Allan and Langy was 1-0 up after six minutes. Lewis Foster won the ball in the 41st minute then switched play to the right where Connor Belger was lurking. Belger read the flight better than his Caulfield opponent before hammering home a low right-foot volley that beat Allan at his near post. But Caulfield clawed its way back into the contest four minutes later when beanstalk striker Cort KiblerMelby got free from the attentions of George Whiteoak and his clinical finish made it 2-1. In the 50th minute Aaran Currie decided to let fly from all of 30 metres sending the ball slamming against the Caulfield crossbar. A minute later Belger’s low leftfoot shot from outside the area made it 3-1 and when Baxter decided that the time was ripe for one of his party pieces the large Langy travelling support was in raptures. The time was the 61st minute and the trick was to tee up the ball with his first touch outside the area and with the second send a stunning volley over Allan’s head to make it 4-1. In the 74th minute Kibler-Melby outbustled Whiteoak and won the race against advancing Langy keeper Robbie Acs to head into the unguarded goal to make it 4-2 but Currie rounded off a good day for the league leader by scooting clear onto a superb John Guthrie through ball and slotting home in the 78th minute. A bad day for the home side was compounded when defender Thomas Rankin received a second caution and was sent off in the 81st minute. Mornington overpowered Warragul United with a 4-0 away win on Saturday with all the goals coming in the second half. Warragul failed to deal with a corner in the 48th minute and Mornington central defender Stevie Elliott scored with an overhead kick from close range. Mornington’s ace striker Ryan Paczkowski put the visitors further ahead in the 57th minute and a superb left-foot drive from substitute Nathan Smith in the 78th minute put the contest out of the home team’s reach. Paczkowski got his brace six minutes from time and although the win puts Mornington back into the promotion race it came at a high cost. Josh Valadon was injured in the first half and looks to have a few weeks on the sidelines due to medial ligament damage but his replacement, Stefan Soler, broke an ankle late in the contest and had to be taken to hospital. At training last week Nathan Yole suffered a foot injury and Scott Miller damaged ankle ligaments so the depth of Mornington’s first team squad is being severely tested. Due to a family bereavement Paczkowski flew back to England after the match but is due to return on Saturday


Frankston Times 15 May 2017

Great Scott: Peninsula Strikers’ signing Sam Scott in action for Langwarrin. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

morning. Harry McCartney reports that a controversial derby at Monterey Reserve on Saturday resulted in a vital 4-2 win to Seaford United against home team Frankston Pines. Seaford made a positive start without luck as three shots in three minutes sailed over the Pines bar. But just when Seaford threatened to buck its trend of slow starts referee James Milloy awarded a penalty to the home side for what looked to be a clean tackle by Seaford’s Jarrod Sultana in the 8th minute. Ex-Casey Comets midfielder Francois Armansin converted with ease to make it 1-0. In the 35th minute Seaford captain Daniel Walsh made a blistering run down the left and played an effective one-two before unleashing a drive that slammed against the bar. The rebound was in dispute until a deflection fell to Alex Roberts in a one-on-one and he slotted it into the bottom right-hand corner for the equaliser. Early in the second half a through ball left Seaford striker Mitch Lander with only Pines keeper Alfonso Cardinale in his way. Lander tried to go around the keeper but only managed to go to ground as he rolled his foot on the ball and the two players unavoidably came together. Referee Milloy gave Cardinale a

second yellow forcing Pines boss Billy Rae to replace veteran Ben Caffrey with reserves part-time gloveman Liam Stuckenschmidt. Seaford’s Paul Maguire hit the roof of the net with his penalty conversion to put the visitors in front. In the 55th minute Seaford midfielder Tom Natoli challenged Stuckenschmidt and Lander pounced as the ball broke free and struck it into the open goal to make it 3-1. The goal of the game came in the 62nd minute when Lander broke down the right and chipped a perfect ball to Roberts who met it with a precise first-time half-volley that rocketed into the Pines net. In the 85th minute an Alex Akrivopoulos toe-poke left Seaford keeper Enes Umal stranded and the ball struck the back of the net to round off the scoring. Peninsula Strikers had to settle for a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s State 2 SouthEast home game against Old Scotch. Strikers featured new signing Sam Scott and the former Langy and Clifton Hill midfielder impressed Strikers’ coaching staff. “Sam’s an exceptional footballer and he brought another dimension to our game,” said Strikers’ head coach Craig Lewis. The home team suffered an early setback when Old Scotch swung in a free kick from a wide position and Chris McKenna’s attempt to head

clear went in off Piotr Korczyk. Strikers created enough chances to win comfortably but their dominance of possession couldn’t be translated into goals. Their sole reply came in the 68th minute when Trevor Johnson was at the back post to head home following a Tom Hawkins’ cross. A few minutes later Strikers’ fans watched in dismay as the referee produced a straight red for Strikers’ midfielder Danny Brooks. “That’s the best we’ve played all year. To create that many chances and to look solid defensively were pleasing aspects,” said Lewis. The Strikers’ boss wouldn’t be drawn into comment on the Brooks send-off but was clearly upset by the decision. Skye United maintained its promotion push in State 3 South-East with a 3-0 away win over Monbulk Rangers on Friday night. Skye’s custodian Jonathon Crook was in the thick of the action in the first 15 minutes, notably tipping over Marcus Watson’s long-range drive. The deadlock was broken in the 71st minute when English import Jacob Scotte-Hatherly whipped in a dangerous ball which young gun Lawrence Komba bundled over the line on his senior debut. A minute later Marcus Collier broke through the Monbulk defence and squared the ball to Scotte-Hatherly

who tapped in from close range to make it 2-0. The result was put beyond doubt in the 82nd minute when Jason Nowakowski skipped passed his man and cut the ball back to Komba who grabbed his second of the game. Baxter was outclassed by Springvale City 5-2 in their State 4 South clash at Ross Reserve last Friday night. In the 15th minute Springvale’s Dale Chrich finished a fine run from midfield with a stinging 20-metre strike that Baxter keeper Francis Beck parried but the incoming Stuart Nicholson headed home the rebound to open the scoring. The cultured left foot of Adem Alicevic swung into action in the 24th minute when his curling shot from the right beat Beck all ends up and nestled in the top far corner of the Baxter goal to make it 2-0. In the 28th minute Travis Ernsdoerfer played Liam Kilner in but he was tripped inside the area and Mark Pagliarulo converted with ease to make it 2-1. Beck failed to get a firm enough touch to a corner in the 43rd minute and former King’s Domain striker Graham Glynn forced the ball over the line to restore the home side’s two-goal cushion. Four minutes into the second half Ernsdoerfer made an excellent solo break into the left of the Springvale area and his cutback was side-footed home by fellow teenager Jack Gallagher to make it 3-2. Three minutes later Springvale broke down the left and big Glynn was sent through for a simple finish past the helpless Beck to make it 4-2. The scoreline was completed in the 78th minute when Beck could only palm Armin Kerla’s corner against the bar and Alicevic finished off the rebound. While the finger of blame can be pointed at Beck for two of Springvale’s goals his one-on-one saves were all that stood between Baxter and an embarrassing scoreline. Rosebud Heart got back to winning ways in style with a thumping 5-1 away win over cellar dweller Endeavour Hills Fire last weekend. Dave Greening scored four goals taking his tally to 97 in 50 games for Heart, an insane strike rate at any level of the game and a continuation of his remarkable scoring record in Victorian soccer. Somerville Eagles remain the only winless State 5 South side after Saturday’s 5-1 away loss to Sandown Lions whose scorers were Yandon Kong (2), Math Thowat (2) and Nhial Kim. Damien Finnegan scored for Somerville and this weekend’s home match against third-last outfit Bunyip District gives the Eagles a chance to get off the bottom of the league. This weekend’s games: SATURDAY, 3pm: Langwarrin v Manningham Utd Blues (Lawton Park), Mornington v Caulfield Utd Cobras (Dallas Brooks Park), Seaford Utd v Eltham Redbacks (North Seaford Reserve), Beaumaris v Peninsula Strikers (Beaumaris Reserve), Old Scotch v Frankston Pines (H.A. Smith Reserve), Skye Utd v Noble Park Utd (Skye Recreation Reserve), Baxter v Hampton Park Utd (Baxter Park), Rosebud Heart v Springvale City (Truemans Road Recreation Reserve), Somerville Eagles v Bunyip District (Somerville Secondary College).


Young jockey hangs up the saddle

Peninsula boxer gives knock-out performance By Ben Triandafillou PENINSULA boxer, Jayde Mitchell, has added another notch to his belt with a technical knockout at his latest outing on Saturday 22 April. Fighting in the semi-main event on a stacked card at the Melbourne Pavilion, Mitchell defeated a late replacement boxer, Roland Oroszlan, to make it eight straight wins. Mitchell took out the fight in the second round to notch up his seventh knock-out victory from 14 fights. But the highlight of the night was being on the same card as the legendary Sam “King” Soliman, Mitchell says. “Sam Soliman has been a hero of mine since I was young and starting out, I have always looked up to him,” Mitchell said. “Even with the late replacement opponent I still wanted to be a part of the card as Sam may only have a few fights left.” Soliman has won 45 fights across several weight divisions from light-middleweight division to cruiserweight, in a career spanning 20 years. Currently Australia’s top middleweight boxer, Soliman has come up against the best from competing for the WBA super-middleweight title

against Anthony Mundine in 2007 to defeating the multiple-time world champion Felix Sturm for the IBF middleweight title in 2014. Growing up in Blairgowrie, Mitchell has grasped a lot from watching Soliman who was originally from Frankston. “The way Sam carries himself has rubbed off on me,” Mitchell said. “We are quite similar, we are both very relaxed fighters and both just love boxing.” In a few weeks Mitchell will make his way back to Melbourne Park’s Function Centre where he recently defeated Les “Lock N’ Load” Sherrington to defend his WBA Oceania supermiddleweight title. Facing Istvan Zellr in a 10-round fight, Mitchell will be coming out with authority to defend his WBA Regional title at the Hosking Promotions Punches at the Park 4 on 3 June. “Zellr went 10 rounds with Sydney’s Bilal Akkaway who I will be meeting in the near future,” Mitchell said. “Akkaway and I are both regional champions, and he’s a champion in recess.” “Akkaway defeated Zellr last time, so I’ll be going out to make a statement and stop Istvan Zellr.”

THE Mornington Peninsula’s friendly-rivalry with AFL New Zealand was again put on show when the representative sides clashed at Ferrero Reserve, Mount Martha on Friday 5 May. Playing under lights, the New Zealand boys performed a spine-tingling Hakka in front of a crowd of 500 people. The Mornington Peninsula side quickly responded at the start of the first quarter, booting the first four goals of the game. The New Zealand Hawks dug deep and continued to put a fight, kicking two goals early in the second quarter to get back into the game, but as the final whistle blew, the Mornington Peninsula side was too strong and was able to kick away for a 57 point victory over the Hawks.

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By Ben Triandafillou AFTER an exceptional apprenticeship, young jockey Dylan Dunn has been forced to hang up the saddle due to rising health concerns. Since being awarded as the 2016 Melbourne Apprentice Champion Jockey, Dunn, 22, has been in a constant battle with illness as his struggle to make the lightweight of a jockey took a toll. Growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, Dunn was likely to have weight problems from the start of his career but was eager to follow in his father, Dwayne Dunn’s, footsteps. Although having a strong passion for racing, Dunn has made the honourable decision to put his health first and announced on Tuesday 9 May, an early retirement from race riding. “It’s something you don’t want to do but you more or less have to,” Dylan Dunn said. “Unfortunately I was getting sick from wasting and losing weight so I had to make the hard decision to finish up as a jockey.” The young jockey’s health concerns began late in 2015 when stricken with pneumonia in his left lung. “I came good for about a year, and then late last year started to become really flat again,” Dunn said. “I tried to push through the pain but come January I was just too flat.” Later, Dunn was diagnosed with Glandular Fever and has been struggling to continue with his career as a jockey. “If you’re not seen all the time you start to lose rides, trainers rely on us to be there and get the job done so I tried to push through it,” Dunn said. “I rugged up as much as I could but in the end it all catches up with you.” Dunn’s career as a jockey has been full of

achievements, from riding the Queen’s first ever winner in Australia, to stamping his mark on the world stage, winning the 2016 World Apprentice Championships as well as joining the group classed jockey’s with victories in two Group Three races. “I was fortunate enough to have a ride for the Queen with ‘Bold Sniper’ and managed to ride the Queens first winner in Australia which was quite suprising to me.” “Riding a winner for the Queen was very special but that same day I was able to beat my Dad in a race by a head for the first time, which was one of the special moments in my career.” Dunn is now planning a new career as a mortgage broker and is also looking at becoming a presenter for the racing media. “There’s been a lot of support since announcing my retirement,” Dunn said. “I have started my own financial services which is looking quite positive so far. It’s another venture in life that might pay off.” “Life goes on and sometimes when you get kicked down you just have to bounce back harder.”

The winner of the Golf Course Directory, featured in this paper in February is Mark Burnell from Carrum Downs. He wins a beautiful set of custom fit irons, supplied by Centenary Park Golf Course. Mark (left) is pictured with Warren Young from Centenary Park Golf Course at the precision fitting centre on the course. To improve your game and be custom fit to your golf clubs, contact Warren or Steve at Centenary park Golf Course on 9789 1480

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