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Striking a pose Dancer Olivia Gard replicates the pose she struck for a mural which has now been installed at the Frankston Arts Centre. See story page 9. Picture: Steve Brown

Social media use lands councillor in hot water Brodie Cowburn brodie@baysidenews.com.au A FRANKSTON councillor’s social media post has been referred to a councillor conduct panel for review, the mayor says. While debating a draft communications policy at council’s most recent meeting, the mayor Kris Bolam told councillors not to reference a post made by Cr Steven Hughes as it was “subject to a councillor conduct panel

hearing”. Frankston Council declined to elaborate further on the mayor’s comments at the meeting. Cr Hughes’ social media activity has been causing a stir amongst councillors. His posts about council decisions and spending have been shared hundreds of times over the last month. The issue came to a boiling point after Cr Hughes made a Facebook post comparing proposed changes to council’s communications policy and code of conduct to life in the Soviet Union (“Mixed reactions to new coun-

cil social media policy”, The Times, 16/2/21). Cr Hughes continued to draw comparisons while debating the proposed policy changes. He said that “by not allowing dissent there will only be two places where everyone is always in 100 per cent agreement, Frankston Council and North Korea”. Cr Hughes signalled his intention to keep up his social media posts at the end of council’s public meeting. After debate on a proposed rate cut was cut short before Cr Hughes had spoken about it, he said that it was “going to

make a great Facebook post.” He has since continued to post on Facebook, but has removed the title of councillor from his page name. Cr Hughes told The Times “every financial post I have posted on social media about council has come under heavy scrutiny, even though they have all been true. If council was serious about its financial legitimacy it would acknowledge this and work harder to stop the waste. Instead they have taken the path to suppress criticism and silence councillors who shine a light into the darkness around their finan-

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New asthma treatment results ‘amazing’ DOCTORS at Frankston Hospital are leading the line for a new treatment for asthmatics. A program at the hospital has been treating asthma patients with injections. Peninsula Health’s director of thoracic medicine Associate Professor David Langton has been in charge of the program. “We have been involved with asthma research for over 10 years and are pleased to be at the forefront of new treatments for our patients” Mr Langton said. “The results of the treatments to date are amazing. About 95 per cent of patients are improved, often greatly so, with marked reductions in asthma symptoms, reductions in exacerba-

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he said. “I felt as though I was always playing catch-up, losing a seemingly never-ending battle to not let my health dictate everything I did. “Now, thanks to David’s program, I have finished school, started working at the Portsea Pub, and am beginning my studies in Criminal Psychology at Swinburne University in March. It’s all so immensely surreal and I have so many beautiful people to be thankful for.” To learn more visit asthmatime2review.com.au PENINSULA Health’s director of thoracic medicine Associate Professor David Langton. Picture: Supplied

FRANKSTON Cr Steven Hughes (left) has been fighting to continue posting about council matters on social media. His post about council’s new communications policy (right) proved controversial. Pictures: Supplied

Draft communications policy passed Continued from page 1 Frankston councillors voted through both the draft communications policy and revised code of conduct with a 7-2 vote at their 15 February meeting. Crs Steven and Liam Hughes were the sole objectors. Cr Steven Hughes reiterated his disapproval of the two policies at the meeting. “This new communications policy reminds me of a scene from the movie Good Morning Vietnam,” he said. “In the movie there are two very stiff and uptight brothers who act as army censors. All potentially important or interesting news they think should not be heard by the troops is crossed out with a thick red pencil. (...) With the passing of this communications policy, Frankston’s mayor and CEO will take on that role. “As Robin Williams said, sometimes you’ve got to specifically go out of your way to get into trouble. Through

this law the very act of free speech will get councillors into trouble.” Cr Brad Hill said “like the code of conduct, the communications policy is there for the right reasons. I would say at this point the people of Frankston at the last election sent a message loud and clear, they’ve had enough of infighting. They want us to work as a team.” Cr Hughes had posted to Facebook that the proposed changes would allow for council to deactivate a councillor’s social media page, which did not turn out to be the case. He later said that the original drafted changes allowed for this to occur, and that the document had been changed after he made his social media post. Council acknowledged that the draft policy initially allowed for a councillor’s social media account to be deactivated, but says that the wording was changed before Cr Hughes’ contentious post was made.

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Deadly diet for birds CELIA Furt has been “horrified” by the cast-offs being thrown to seagulls at Hastings. While on one of her regular trips “to say hi to the pelicans” near the boat ramp, Ms Furt’s attention was drawn to a group of seagulls feeding in the grass. She discovered they were eating loaves of mouldy bread. “People still think that feeding seagulls, pigeons and other birds, is good for them. They think that they are feeding them but, instead, they are killing them,” Ms Furt said. “If they want to feed birds, they must only feed them what's right for them, what they can digest and it’s not human food waste.

“Human bread is poison to any bird, as they cannot digest it, it stays in their throats and crops and they die horribly.” Ms Furt filled two rubbish bags with the 10 mouldy loaves. A photographer, Ms Furt took pictures of the seagulls and crows “fighting for a hamburger cover” outside the towns McDonalds outlet. Again, she felt compelled to pick up the rubbish that was not suitable food for birds. Ms Furt hopes her pictures and story will make people realise “that feeding the birds with human food is bad for them … we need to be a lot more careful about what we do with rubbish”. Keith Platt

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The mayor Kris Bolam said “a significantly lower volume than prior range of alternative weed manageto the ban.” ment has been investigated through “Council will continue to review internal trials and in partnership and refine weed management pracwith Deakin University resulting in a tices. We’re prioritising protection of number of positive ongoing improvebiodiversity and native flora by enments, reducing risk to health and ensuring weed control methods are efvironment as a result of the glyphofective with minimal environmental sate ban.” impact,” he said. He said that it was forecast that “The current guidance from Ausweed management would cost an tralian regulatory authorities is that additional $600,000 because of the products containing glyphosate can glyphosate ban. continue to be used safely in accordance with directions in the safety data THE ‘LARGEST’ SHOE STORE Brodie Cowburn sheet and labels.”



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FRANKSTON councillors debated a proposal to promise a rate cut to residents. Picture: Gary Sissons

A PROPOSAL to promise ordinary rate cuts for Frankston residents has been voted down by councillors. The notice of motion raised by Crs Steven and Liam Hughes offered to “guarantee” a cut of at least one percent on ordinary rates. Councillors voted to reject the plan with a 7-2 vote at council’s 15 February meeting. Cr Brad Hill told the meeting that “we need to do our due diligence” before deciding on rate cuts. “My rates come in at around $2600 a year so I would get a discount of around $26. I pay by quarter so I would get a discount of $6.50 per quarter, people aren’t going to notice that on their rates bill. If you tell people they’ve got a discount they’ll probably think it’s a joke,” he said. “This won’t result in people writing thank you letters but it might result in protests depending on what sections of the budget have to be cut or what loans you have to take out to fund this. “I’m really happy to have a discussion on rate cuts but we have to have our eyes open, not make a promise first and then do it later. The proper way to do this is a budget in its entirety.” Cr Steven Hughes was asked if he would like to speak on the motion but

a majority of councillors vote for a continuance of 30 minutes. This took place on Monday night, allowing the meeting to finish at 11:30pm. Hosting a follow up meeting on Tuesday would have been expensive for ratepayers and it is likely, due to the lack of clarity provided by the motion, that the outcome would have been exactly the same.” “If carried, Cr Hughes’ notice of motion regarding a one per cent residential rate cut would have had far reaching impacts on council’s ability to deliver everyday services such as Home Help, Meals On Wheels, hard waste collection and the School Crossing Supervisor program. I don’t believe decimating such services, for a very small, one off rate reduction, would be in the best interests of the city,” he said.

instead chose to wait until the end of debate. With the time approaching 11.30pm a majority of councillors voted to end debate and put the motion to an immediate vote, meaning Cr Hughes did not get to speak on the motion. Cr Hughes told The Times he “was very disappointed with the NOM re-

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storage shed, it is filled with clean industrial scrap including barrels, tyres, canvas, and the list goes on. Children use these pieces of scrap for creative, imaginative play. The playground also consists of newly constructed basketball/netball/tennis courts, adventure playgrounds, a beautiful grassed oval, an amazing vegetable garden, a sensory garden and so much more. Student’s voice is also a strength of the school. A strong example of this is our Senior Electives Program. Our Year 5/6 children choose an area of interest and develop skills in this chosen subject for a semester each Friday. The electives offered in 2021 are Outdoor Education, Cooking & Nutrition, Coding using Robotics and Art & Craft. I welcome the opportunity to meet families interested in learning more about St Jude’s.

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Young dancer the star of new mural A YOUNG Mornington Peninsula dancer is the star of a new mural which has been installed at the Frankston Arts Centre. Olivia Gard, 16, first performed at the Frankston Arts Centre when she was just three-years-old. Now a snapshot of her dancing features above the box office for all Arts Centre patrons to see. Ms Gard appears next to Archie Roach and Rhonda Burchmore in the mural. “It’s a real honour to appear next to these amazing people,” Ms Gard said. “I always have to be dancing. If I see a show somewhere, I want to be on the stage. If I am watching someone dance, I need to be dancing. “I put everything into it. Every time I have a class I always put 110 per cent in. I am always learning and I always want to do well. When I finish a class I always want to feel I got something out of it.” Frankston Council arts and culture manager Andrew Moon said “the new mural captured Frankston Arts Centre’s strong bond to the arts in the greater Frankston region.” “The new mural in the Frankston Arts Centre foyer celebrates big names in the arts industry such as Archie Roach and Rhonda Burchmore, but just as importantly promotes our connection to the local arts industry and its abundant talent. “The Arts Centre plays an important role in being a performance home to many local dance and theatre companies and schools.” Visit thefac.com.au to see more about upcoming shows.

DANCER Olivia Gard has been chosen as the star of a new mural, which has now been installed at the Frankston Arts Centre. Picture: Steve Brown


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Welcome to Carrum Downs Secondary College. I have been involved with the Carrum Downs community for over five years now and in this time I have seen our college grow with a core focus on student learning and supporting our students to mature into young adults. At Carrum Downs Secondary College we recognise that every student has individual learning needs. Our staff work in professional learning communities to identify the entry point for every student so they can engage in learning and are challenged at the appropriate level. Our differentiated teaching program in Years 7-9 ensures we are targeting and supporting every student in our College and all students are being extended to maximise their potential. Our core values of Respect, Integrity and Effort are lived every day in the work that we do to empower our students. I am particularly proud of the work we are undertaking around School Wide Positive Behaviours and the recognition we have received for the safe and inclusive environment we have created.

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Minister’s move clears way for VCAT appeal Stephen Taylor steve@baysidenews.com.au

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STATE planning minister Richard Wynne has told state parliament that he will not be “calling in” the Ryman Healthcare application to develop a major retirement village at Mount Eliza. This clears the way for the New Zealand-based company to take its bid – for eight four-storey buildings, three three-storey buildings, 272 apartments, 362 car spaces, 115 nursing beds and a place of worship over 23,000 square metres on the site of the former Melbourne Business School – to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on 15 March. The VCAT hearing will adjudicate on Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s decision to refuse a permit for the application at 60-70 Kunyung Road – a proposal opposed by more than 1000 objectors last year, but which received 33 letters of support. At the time, Ryman state development manager David Laing said: “We were not surprised by the decision as councillors and staff had foreshadowed their opposition to the proposal, and we intend to take an appeal to VCAT. “As we’ve done from the outset, we’re constantly reviewing the community feedback on our plans and will consider further modifications to the proposal.” In state parliament on 3 February Mr Wynne, replying to a question from Mornington MP David Morris, said the council has requested his authorisation to “prepare and exhibit Amendment C270 to the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme”. Mr Wynne said: “The amendment seeks to rezone several sites outside the Urban Growth Boundary from the Special Use Zone Schedule 2 to the Green Wedge Zone Schedule 3, including 60-70 Kunyung Road, Mt Eliza. This request is

currently under consideration and I will make a decision in due course. “At this time, I do not intend to exercise my powers under section 58 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 to call in the application.” The decision is a blow to opponents who had been counting on the minister’s timely intervention to block it without them having to go through the trauma and uncertainty of a VCAT appeal. Mr Morris said later: “Less than six weeks before VCAT begins its hearings on a major retirement village at Mount Eliza, outside the urban growth boundary, Planning Minister Richard Wynne has finally admitted he will not call in the application. “He also belatedly confirmed that even though he has had a year, he still hasn’t decided whether or not the site should be zoned green wedge. “In February last year, I asked the minister, in parliament, to urgently address a request from the Mornington Peninsula Shire to authorise them to commence the process to rezone the land to green wedge. “The minister’s response, according to Hansard, was “…I will be looking out for that as it comes forward to me.” “Clearly the minister wasn’t looking too hard, because yesterday, almost 12 months after that statement, he revealed that no decision had been made, but that one was expected ‘in due course’.” Mr Morris said he had formally asked the minister twice, in parliament, to call in the proposal and rule it out. “On the first occasion the minister responded, but completely ignored the issue, instead referring to the shire’s rezoning request. On the second occasion he didn’t respond at all, until yesterday (Wednesday 3 February), two and a half months after he was required to provide an answer under the parliament’s standing orders.”

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An important collection of Antiques and fine art. The entire contents of this wonderful Hastings homestead. TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION 28TH FEBRUARY 2021 at 12.00 MIDDAY 223 HENDERSONS RD. HASTINGS VICTORIA. VIEWINGS, AUCTION AND COLLECTION OF GOODS IS TO BE HELD ONSITE. Subject to Government Regulations. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US FOR DETAILED CONDITION REPORTS, VIDEO REPORTS, PHOTOS ETC. It is a pleasure to invite you to view a wonderful collection amassed over many years. I first met Brian many years ago when I sold him a walnut credenza at the Camberwell Antique fair. Consequently, over the next twenty years it was a pleasure to help source most of the items you see in the upcoming auction. Brian had a passion for fine quality antiques, in particularly high-end burr walnut, Australian art and French and English timepieces. It is a privilege to be asked by the family to be responsible for the dispersal of the collection. Christian McCann. Included: – A wonderful collection of English and French 19th century furniture, highlighted by a wonderful collection of high-end walnut. – Superb Australian Art by Hugh Sawrey, Pro Hart, David Boyd, Hans Heysen, Janson’s, and many more. All original and guaranteed. – A wonderful collection of French and English 19th century timepieces including mystery clocks, bracket clocks, mantel clocks, carriage clocks etc. – Jaguar 2017 F-Pace. 64 692 kms. R sport. All wheels drive. SUV wagon. 3 litre diesels. Rego until 24th June 2021. – The entire contents of the sheds including quality tools and power tools etc. – Fine French 19th century bronze and spelter figures and figure groups. A wonderful selection that must be viewed.

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and compliance. • Some event management and coordination. • Liaising with external stakeholders and delivering exceptional customer service. • Working autonomously with minimal supervision. The successful applicant has: • 2+ years administration experience. • Previous experience in a Personal Assistant role ideal but not essential. • Previous experience within the Financial Services industry ideal but not essential. • Be a highly organised planner and true team player, with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. • Understanding of time constraints, urgency, and the ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks/workload. • Strong communication skills both written and verbal. • Ability to manage confidential information in a discrete and appropriate manner is essential. • You must be proactive, a quick learner, confident and have a genuine passion for helping others around you.

VOLUNTEER Marine Rescue members got into the nitty gritty of their role with their annual sea survival training course at Mornington harbour, Tuesday 9 February. They practiced launching and boarding life rafts, setting off flares, and swimming in a group or “conga-line” in their lifejackets, which has proven to be the safest way to safety. VMR president Neil Cooper said the crews trained and practiced basic sea survival skills each year to ensure they could protect themselves while they are on the water as well as protecting the community. The flare demonstration included two smoke (day) flares, two red (night) flares and three red rocket flares. Mr Cooper told the volunteers: “Many will recall the rescue that involved the search and recovery of a vessel in recent months that could have only been possible due to the occupants setting off a flare.”

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Reflections on the End of the World – Part Three By Stuart McCullough LAST night I saw the shorts for the new film featuring Gerard Butler. Called ‘Greendale’, it’s one of those calamitously noisy films about the impending end of human kind. I can’t say for sure what kicked it all off, but the footage showed human beings as they crawled over each other in a quest for survival. Doubtless the studio will describe this as an edge of your seat adventure set against the backdrop of human misery and a looming apocalypse. It does nothing for me. In fact, after the past year, I wouldn’t describe scenes of desperate humans struggling to survive as ‘entertainment’. I’d call it ‘Tuesday’. Or, for that matter, pretty much any day of the week over the past year. I’ve learned a lot since the pandemic arrived. Mostly I discovered that hand sanitizer is a wily beast that’s not going to leave the nozzle the way you expect it to. It might come out sideways, slantways or – if you’re not careful – creep up behind you when you least expect it and tap you on the shoulder before asking directions for the nearest pair of hands. Surely there’s a list of all the hand-sanitizer related injuries of the past year, where the unpredictable liquid has made a beeline for the eyes of some poor hapless soul. Never have I been more relieved to wear glasses than I have during hand sanitizer’s reign of terror. A lot of people have acquired a new skill while stuck at home. A new language, a musical instrument – there’s been no end to the challenges people have taken on. I, on the other hand, have gone the other way in that seemed to have forgotten how to drive. Last week, I sat behind the wheel for twenty minutes, unsure of what to do and waiting for a ‘zoom’ meeting to start. That said, I have mastered the art of making coleslaw. Granted, this is a skill that many others take for granted, but I really wanted to get it right. It’s not going to help me much when – at some point in the presumably distant future


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– I land on the shore of some far-off country and people start speaking to me in a language I don’t understand. It’ll do me little good when all I have to offer them is a weak smile and a bowl of chopped up cabbage. My father has not acquired a new skill during these uncertain times. Instead of learning Latin or mastering the lute, he used his lockdown to chop firewood. He’s currently eighty-one years old. Based on the quantity of firewood my father has chopped up, I’d say he’s planning to live to around one hundred and seventy. It’s probably the first woodpile that can be seen from space. I guess he’s being practical, but I’m beginning

to regret buying him his own personalized lute for his eightieth. I’ve learned that a dog really is your best friend. As one of the wholly sanctioned options for leaving the house, our dog provided one of the few legitimate means by which to socialize with other human beings. The ability to go to the park with the dog and see other people; to commiserate, encourage and generally be around in a socially distant way, was profoundly important. Other pets couldn’t compete. That said, I did see one brave soul attempting to take his cat for a walk. It is fair to say that the cat objected to the leash and was being ‘uncooperative’.

The songwriter, Bill Fay, once sang; ‘Life is people’. I think that’s true. I also think that lockdown really made that clear. I missed seeing members of my family. Even though I feel I never see them enough, extended periods of not seeing them at all served only to emphasize their importance to me. Work colleagues too. A Zoom meeting is well and good, but is not substitute for seeing people in person. Now we've weathered yet another lockdown, albeit of the ‘snap’ variety. I’m confident that it was for a good reason, but suspect that no-one in Melbourne can even hear the word ‘lockdown’ without a slight chill running down their back. It felt too soon to go back there. Lockdown 3.0 carried with it a sense of resignation. Like most sequels, there was a sense of diminishing returns – the adherence to wearing a mask has, much like the mask itself, slipped a little. Two weeks ago, I was at my father’s house in Tyabb. There was noise movement and kids were scattered everywhere. My father made sure everyone had their picture taken in front of the woodpile he’d built, arguing that if it was good enough for the ‘Big Banana’, it was good enough to the ‘Big Woodpile’. In my photo, I’m grinning and giving a big-old cheesy thumbs up. As you do. I’m yet to watch that Gerard Butler film. Presumably there’s a scene where he scarpers down to Woollies in search of toilet paper only to the find that there’s not a roll of two-ply Sorbent left anywhere. This, of course, makes no sense in that surely the people who hoarded the bog roll in the first two lockdowns have enough to last them to 2050. Gerard will take matters into his own hands when he learns he can only get one packet of mince. I think I’ll ignore that movie for the time being and find something more uplifting. Lord knows we need it. At the very least, I have pictures of the world’s biggest woodpile to take my mind off things. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Bittern to Red Hill railway nearing completion Hills take form at every turn, and one is constantly getting a change of scenery, which is so pleasing to the average eye. When at last the line reaches the summit and terminus one finds one’s self in quite a large settlement of homes surrounded by orchards of very fine quality, while a large cool store is in course of construction. There is no doubt the pioneers along this line have worked hard and constantly and we who are going to benefit by this line cannot realise the hardships and trials that have been borne by the good old pioneers who first ventured out into this rough yet beautiful country. *** MR Percy Lyon’s little daughter met with a painful accident on the foreshore reserve at Frankston on Sunday last. She was playing near the swing stands, when she was struck on the face by the footboard of one of the swings. The child was conveyed to her home in an almost helpless condition, but has since made a good recovery. *** MR E. J. Parker, while driving his motor car in the city on Monday last had the misfortune to collide with a tram at the intersection of Collins and Market Streets. Fortunately no one was injured. The motor car suffered slight damage, but has since been repaired and returned to Frankston. *** MR Mark Brody, in another column invites all interested to attend a public

Compiled by Cameron McCullough THE Bittern to Red Hill railway is now well in hand. The earthwork has been practically completed to as far as Merricks, and many of the workmen and drays have moved on to the Red Hill end to complete the earthworks there. This will, without doubt, be the prettiest section of rail way line on the Peninsula, as the country through which it passes is very rich and a large portion of it is under orchard, especially at the Red Hill end. Besides the picturesque farms and orchards, the railway follows some of the best scenery on this side. First, Westernport Bay is seen from the southern side at Balnarring and is followed as far as Merricks. This in itself forms a beautiful scene as across the bay can be seen Phillip Island, with its clean pastoral country; away farther to the south is seen The Nobbies and the Seal Rocks, while the mainland head, known as West Head, stands high and majestically out of the sea some 100 feet or more, forming the southern entrance to the bay. All along the main coast can be seen small inlets and bays, all protected by high cliffs and rocks. Looking up the bay, towards Cowes, one can see the Gippsland Mountains and the highlands on French Island. From Merricks the line leaves the sea, and steers towards the centre of the Peninsula, and here it commences a long climb to the top of the mount. All along the line, the sea remains in view, except at small intervals, when it is hidden by a bend in the line or a bolt of timber.

meeting, at the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall, on Monday, 21st inst, at 8 p.m., for the purpose of forming a committee to arrange a dance in aid of the building extension fund of the Royal Victorian Blind Asylum. The object is a particularly worthy one, and a generous response is expected. *** MRS Lunn, of London, has been appointed to take charge of the Ragged Boys’ Seaside Home at Frankston. She will arrive by the S. S. Borda on Tuesday, 1st March, and immediately enter upon her duties at Oliver’s Hill. *** THE death occurred at Studley Park on Thursday night, from heart disease, of Sir Frank Madden, brother to the late Chief Justice, Sir John Madden, who resided at Mornington Road, Frankston. The late Sir Frank Madden was educated in England, France and Melbourne, and for many years was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. *** A SERIOUS and painful accident happened to an eight-year-old boy, son of Mr Martin Maloney. The lad was, with others, riding to school on a timber wagon, and by some means got his leg caught in one of the wheels. Before the wagon could be stopped, the little fellow had his leg frightfully lacerated from the knee downward, though fortunately the limb was not broken. The sufferer was hurried by his father, who was driving the vehicle to the local doctor, Dr Griffiths, who

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last, when Cr W. J. Oates presided. The Treasurer, (Dr S. Plowman) and the Secretary (Mr W. W. Young), with Messrs Mark Brody and J. D. Jennings, were also present. The Treasurer produced the bank book showing that the amount at credit at the local Savings Bank was £88 10s 11d. Reference to the minutes of the last committee meeting, held on July 11th, 1918, gave information relating to the selection of suitable brass plates to be affixed to each tree, the price then quoted for each plate bearing the name of a soldier being 3s 9d. It was resolved, on the motion of Messrs Young and Brody, that steps be taken at once to procure the necessary plates (about 300) and that Mr Jennings be asked to interview city firms regarding present cost. Mr Brody referred to what he termed the disgraceful condition of the avenue but Mr Young failed to see how the term “disgraceful” could be accurately applied. Mr Brody, in reply, said the trees were imperfectly staked, and were allowed to blow about in all directions. Many were broken down and others pulled up by the roots. Cr Oates stated that the Shire Council had replanted a number of the trees, but some evilly disposed person or persons had wantonly pulled them out by the roots. It was decided to ask the Council to again effect re-planting where necessary. *** FROM the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 18 February 1921

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Pines take out Jack Peacock Cup By Brodie Cowburn


PINES have thumped Somerville to take home the Peninsula Jack Peacock Cup. Somerville were sent in to bat first in the twenty over competition decider. They only scored 83 runs, leaving the door wide open for Pines to grab the win. Harley Parker was Pines’ best bowler, taking 4/16 off his four overs. Pines made quick work of their run chase. Openers Damien Lawrence and Ricky Ramsdale combined for 48 runs to put victory within reach. Pines eventually hit the winning runs and claimed the trophy with seven overs to spare.

Moorooduc come up trumps: Seaford Tigers couldn't get the runs needed to overtake Moorooduc's score of 165, and ended up fallling nine runs short of their total. Picture: Andrew Hurst


A SUPER over decided the winner of Rosebud and Carrum’s thrilling Jack Peacock Cup final on Sunday. Rosebud chose to bat first and got things started on the right foot. Openers Scott Hayes and Jess Hawkins combined for an opening stand of 51. Wickets soon started to come for Carrum, and the runs began to dry up. Number five batsman Billy Quigley hit 37 not out off 28 deliveries to give his side some late runs, but he didn’t get much support from his partners. Rosebud finished their 20 overs at 7/144. Carrum opener Mark Cooper was in a run scoring mood. He smashed 69 off 59 deliveries. Jake D’Atri combined with him for a big partnership. He scored 47 runs of his own. Rosebud were struggling to take wickets, but were kept in the game by Carrum’s run rate. At the end of Carrum’s 20 overs the side was at 3/144. Both sides had finished level, sending the game into a super over. Scott Hayes proved the hero for Rosebud, smashing 14 runs off 5 deliveries. Carrum would need to score 17 runs to win. Carrum could only score eight runs off their super over. After an epic clash, Rosebud were crowned the District Jack Peacock Cup champions for 2021.


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lapse proved costly for Balnarring on Sunday, as they fell short in the Jack Peacock Cup final against Carrum Downs. Carrum Downs got things started with the bat. Opener Brad Lockhart was their best performer, hitting 46 runs to set his side up well. Although no other Carrum Downs batsman went on to score a big total, they still managed to put together a decent final score of 8/123. Balnarring’s run chase got off to a nightmare start, with opener Jackson Hannah and first drop batsman Mark Walles both dismissed by wicketkeeper Lockhart. Number four batsman Brenton Taylor followed shortly after when he was run out for just eight runs. A late showing from Brett Milham helped steady the ship, but his knock of 45 was not enough to drag his side to victory. Carrum Downs were crowned Sub District Jack Peacock Cup winners

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AFTER last week’s snap lockdown, the MPCA announced that Round 12 of senior division cricket would be a washout. “The MPCA Board based on guidance from the Senior Pennant and recent correspondence with Cricket Victoria, the decisions have taken into account the potential for further disruption to take place due to Covid-19 outbreaks and potential circuit breaker lockdowns or worse, which may ultimately affect the finals being played again for the second time, it was felt that it was important to try to protect the finals series as much as we could by getting the home and away season fixture as it stands under way and also in some ways over as quickly as possible,” the MPCA said in a statement on Facebook. “These are frustrating and very difficult times due to the uncertainty around further lockdowns being im-

posed and their unknown duration hence the following decisions were decided upon. (...) Round 12 will be treated as a wash out round and 6 points will be awarded to each team. Round 13 will be played this coming weekend, 20 February as fixtured.” Carrum’s Shaun Foster was the best performer across Round 13 MPCA games on Saturday, He scored an unbeaten 134. Pines were the big winners in the Peninsula division, scoring a 10 wicket win over Main Ridge. Pines were joined on the winner’s list by Flinders, Moorooduc, and Long Island. Rosebud, Dromana, Crib Point, and Carrum were the winners in the District competition. In Sub District cricket, Balnarring, Rye, Mt Martha, Tootgarook, and Carrum Downs were victorious. Baden Powell, Sorrento, Red Hill, and Peninsula OB all took home the points in their Provincial division games.




A BRILLIANT half century from Tom Hussey helped Langwarrin secure the Jack Peacock Cup in the Provincial division on Sunday. Langwarrin played Sorrento at Baxter Park. Sorrento were sent in to bat first and scored 134 runs off their 20 overs. Jayde Herrick was a standout for Langwarrin, taking 3/15 off his four overs. Hussey proved the anchor of Langwarrin’s run chase. He held his ground despite losing a few batting partners along the way. Hussey hit eight boundaries on his way to a final score of 62 not out. Langwarrin hit the winning runs with eight balls left to play and four wickets in hand. They were crowned the champions of the twenty over competition.




















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Rosebud in hunt for new coach SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie THE 40-day reign of Tommy McShane as senior coach of Rosebud ended abruptly last week. Club president John Grbac confirmed on social media on Friday that McShane had been “stood down”. “I won’t crucify the guy because he’s a good mate of mine,” Grbac said. “We’ve come to an agreement and he understands that. “It was a trial thing really and Tommy was new to it anyway. “He thinks it’s better for the club too because if he’s not getting the respect from the players then it’s time to move on. “Tommy’s a great guy and a top clubman and he said he’s more than happy to keep supporting the club.” Grbac has spoken to former Rosebud, Rosebud Heart and Somerville coach Scott Morrison and unsettled Rosebud striker Mark Pagliarulo. Morrison has officially rejected the approach. Two other names have been linked to the job – former Baxter boss Roy Kilner and recent midfield recruit Craig White, a former Rosebud Heart player. “I was asked if I was interested in the job but due to work commitments I had to thank them and say no,” Kilner said. In Saturday’s FFA Cup news Mount Martha lost 5-2 at home to East Kew, Aspendale Stingrays went down 6-0 to Bundoora United at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex and Rosebud lost 2-1 at home to Lara United. It was a significant day for Mount Martha playing their first official competitive match at Civic Reserve. Chris Sanderson’s side was 3-0 down at the break but fought back to 3-2 with a second-half double to Ethan Sanderson only to pay for push-

ing forward for the equaliser in the last few minutes of play. Aspendale went into its tie with key players missing through injury – captain Peter Dimopoulos, first choice keeper Matt Self and right back Ryan Maokhamphiou – and proved no match for the visitors. Aspendale’s best were James Macnab, Blake Rosenberg and Josh Mravljak.

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Chris Parry scored in Rosebud’s loss to the Geelong visitors at Olympic Park. Club boss Grbac confirmed the following day that Rosebud would play its home matches at Olympic Park on Saturday nights provided there is no clash with its baseball co-tenant. The draw for the first main round of the Cup took place yesterday (Monday) and included local State 4 sides Baxter, Seaford United, Chelsea and Somerville Eagles. In practice match news Baxter winger Lewis Gibson broke his tibia in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to State 2 opponent Brandon Park and was taken by ambulance to Dandenong Hospital. The former Mornington player is hoping to be back in action during the second half of the season. Here are all the local friendly results: THURSDAY: Frankston Pines 1 (Joey O’Connor) Beaumaris 1. FRIDAY: Box Hill Utd 3 Mornington 1 (own goal), Rosebud 3 (Blake Hicks 3) Essendon Utd 6. SATURDAY: Nunawading City 4 Langwarrin 0, Peninsula Strikers 2 (Shane Tagliaferro, Sam Luxford) South Springvale 2, Frankston Pines 3 (Jordan Avraham, Kevin Brown, Simon Webster penalty) Croydon 0, Baxter 0 Brandon Park 1, Somerville Eagles 5 (Dave Greening 2, Davey Jones, Naseer Mohammed, Jack Wyer) North Melbourne 3, Chelsea 2 (Daniel Vella, Piers Brelsford) Knox Churches 3, Seaford Utd 1 (Dylan Waugh penalty) East Bentleigh 3. SUNDAY: Eastern Lions U21s 3 Skye Utd 0. Last Thursday night State 3 title aspirant Frankston Pines maintained its good 2021 practice match record with a 1-1 draw against State 1 side Beaumaris at Monterey Reserve. Ryan Brown put the visitors ahead in the fifth minute when he easily got goalside of his opponent on the left and finished off a fine move with a close range shot. Pines’ equaliser came in the 50th minute after Tito Vodawaqa robbed a defender inside the area then squared for the unmarked Joe O’Connor who sidefooted home. Jordan Avraham failed to convert from the spot late in the contest. Former Langwarrin keeper Colby Jones was in fine form for Beaumaris and kept Pines at bay in the first half. Josh Heaton and Campbell Steedman missed Mornington’s clash with Box Hill United through injury while Andrew Goff was unavailable. Tommy Youngs, Marcus Holmes, Isaiah Joseph, Wayne Wallace and John Maclean missed Langwarrin’s match and although their injuries are short-term it’s not known whether they will square up to Mornington in Saturday’s friendly at Lawton Park. Don’t read too much into the Hicks’ hat-trick for Rosebud on Friday night.

Coaching cameo: Tom McShane (back row, red and black cap) with Rosebud’s Wallace Cup squad at Monterey Reserve earlier this month. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

He remains committed to Seaford United but a wedding the following day ruled out playing for his club in its friendly with East Bentleigh who had former Seaford and Pines player Daniel Mota in its line-up. “I went down to watch the guys play on Friday night and they were struggling with a couple of injuries and asked if I could fill in,” Hicks said. “I saw it as a good way to get another 90 minutes of football and fitness while also helping out my mates at Rosebud.” Hicks played with the approval of Seaford United coach Peter Schwellinger. In Football Victoria news the state body announced last week that Kimon Taliadoros will step down as president to become the organisation’s new CEO. “While football is the leading global sport, Victoria boasts the world’s most competitive sports market, with four out of five of Australia’s leading codes headquartered in Melbourne,” Taliadoros said. “Despite FV being on track for record growth across key revenue, participation and strategic KPIs at the start of 2020, COVID-19 has devastated the entire Victorian football economy. “Together with our clubs our task now is to stabilise the industry and lay plans to resume our growth platform.” Taliadoros is a former NSL player, PFA cofounder, media analyst, coach and referee and has been acting as interim CEO on a caretaker basis for the past six months. He began his new role yesterday (Monday). Acting FV president Antonella Care will continue in that role pending the outcome of elections to be held at FV’s AGM in May. This week’s friendlies: TUESDAY: Peninsula Strikers v Somerville Eagles (Centenary Park, 6.15pm). FRIDAY: Rosebud v Mill Park (Olympic Park, 7.30pm). SATURDAY: Langwarrin v Mornington (Lawton Park, U19s 11am, U21s 1pm, seniors 3pm, old boys 5.15pm), Doveton v Peninsula Strikers (Crinigan Road Reserve, 1pm), Skye Utd v Mazenod (Comets Stadium, 2pm & 4pm), Frankston Pines v Mill Park (Monterey Reserve, 1pm & 3pm), Pakenham Utd v Mount Martha (IYU Reserve, 1pm & 3pm).


Mornington colts reign supreme in Group One’s HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou IT was a day to remember for Mornington-based trainer Matt Laurie and the Pinecliff, Mt Eliza-based partnership of Anthony and Sam Freedman as they rose to the fore in two of the three Group One features at Caulfield on Saturday 20 February. Bypassing a winnable Group Three Zeditave Stakes (1200m) on the same day, Matt Laurie masterfully pulled the right string by running his up-andcoming three-year-old colt Portland Sky in the Group One Oakleigh Plate (1100m). Utilising his natural speed and his allocated light-weight of 50kg, apprentice jockey Teodore Nugent shot clear aboard Portland Sky half way down the straight before a late surge from the Grant and Alana Williamstrained Celebrity Queen called for the judge’s photo finish. After a five-minute wait, it was declared a dead-heat as the two speedsters were unable to be split on the line. Sharing top honours, the success provided Nugent with his first Group One winning ride and Laurie’s second success at the top level. “In the end we thought if [Portland Sky] doesn’t perform, we won’t have lost too much, it just wouldn’t be his time, but if it comes off, there’s a lot of reward. I’m glad we took the punt today,” Laurie said post-race. Nugent was thrilled to hold on and share the honours in the time-honoured handicap sprint. “It was a long way to the post about 50 metres out with ‘The Wizard’

Portland hits new height: Matt Laurie’s Portland Sky dead-heats in the Group One Oakleigh Plate with Grant and Alana Williams’ Celebrity Queen. Picture: Supplied

(William Pike) blowing down my neck,” Nugent said. “My horse took me a long way into it. Full credit to Matt Laurie and the team today. We’ll share a dead-heat but it’s a first Group One (for me) and a big thank you to the team.” Claiming the day’s feature juvenile sprint, Anthony Freedman and his son Sam combined to win the Group One Blue Diamond Stakes with their precocious two-year-old colt Artorius. The victory provided Sam Freedman with his first Group One victory as a trainer and the fifth Blue

Diamond Stakes winner to be trained by the Freedman family. Anthony has been involved in all five feats having trained Lyre to win in 2019 as well as being instrumental in the success of his brother Lee’s three Blue Diamond wins with Alinghi (2004), Danelagh (1998) and Knowledge (1997). Settling in the back half of the field, Artorius showed a fine turn of foot to reel in the leaders in the straight and win the $1.5 million feature by a three-quarter-of-a-length margin over the Godolphin colt Ingratiating. “It’s a big thrill,” Sam Freedman

said following his first Group One training success. “There’s a big team behind us both and you can’t do it without all of the staff. This horse has spent a lot of time at both Pinecliff and Flemington. It’s just a huge thrill. “It’s (winning a Group One) a great feeling but there’s so many people behind this horse. Rebecca Smith at Pinecliff, Steve Adams, Brad Taylor, Leanne Fielding, all of our riders at Flemington.” The victory was just as sweet for jockey Luke Currie who had to give

up his ride on Freedman’s secondplaced Hanseatic in last year’s Blue Diamond Stakes after suffering a fall at The Valley the night before. “It’s been a much better week and weekend than this time last year,” Currie said. “It makes it all worthwhile. “I knew he was getting a good run through, but I thought he might struggle late, just because he hadn’t really had a chance to travel down and quicken, but he just kept coming. It was an amazing feeling the last bit.”


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When it's 100% Australian meat you know you're onto a good thing. here's nothing quite like a tender cut of meat cooked to perfection. But this process doesn't start in the kitchen, or with one of our expert butchers, it starts on the farm with dedicated local farmers.

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shining star of our fresh new store, the bakery is your one-stop shop for gourmet loaves, perfect pastries and custom-made cakes. It's pretty easy to find too, just follow that moreish smell of baked bread. The team are not just baking the bread but offering to slice it too. If you love a good loaf, you won't be disappointed. We use only the finest ingredients in our in-store range with Australian wheat flour. The bakery also has a mouth­ watering selection of cakes and pastries. Using decadent recipes and quality ingredients, the custom-


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Your local k fish mar et A 11 of our fresh fish is caught from Australia and New Zealand. Just one of the great reasons to make our new fish market your local.

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An addition to our store is the Bag & Bake offering at the fish market counter. It's easy to do, and free. Simply pick up a piece of fish for dinner. Choose a sauce, such as Teriyaki & Ginger, the team will seal the bag and you bake it in the oven when you get home. Need help? Our friendly team are on hand to help you choose the right fish for the dish.

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