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Lakes Entrance Skyfest 2012 Activities on the Foreshore in Lakes Entrance start early on NYE, with the first Fireworks at 9:30pm Read the full story on page 21.

$200,000 upgrades for Gippsland Plains RT

New construction of walking bridge over Eaglehawk Creek crossing, Glengarry.

Member for Morwell Russell Northe announced Coalition Government funding of $200,000 for the upgrade and enhancement of the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail (GPRT), stage 1. Mr Northe said the funding formed part of an overall $800,000 2010 election commitment to the GPRT. The $200,000 funding will complete approximately 14 kilometres of a shareduse section of the trail from Glengarry to Cowwarr. “The 67-kilometre GPRT stretches from Traralgon to Stratford,” Mr Northe said. “The trail passes through dairy country, and offers sweeping views of the Great Dividing Range to the north.” “The section from Glengarry to Cowwarr via Toongabbie has two creek crossings that can be walked through, and the trail reserve Cont. page 2.

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A Christmas celebration at Cobb & Co, Sale Christmas will be a big affair at Cobb & Co. Stables Market, with a visit from Santa sure to excite the kids. Cobb & Co. Stables Market is a large, indoor market in the old Cobb & Co. Coach Stables in Raymond Street, Sale. Filled with over 25 unique independent minishops, there is bound to be a gift idea worthy of your loved ones. Santa will be making his appearance several times in the lead up to Christmas. On Tuesday, December 18, until Saturday, December 22, Santa will be on hand for photo opportunities with your kids. Starting each day at 11

am, he’ll be there until 3pm. Resident photographer, Juddy Rose, will be available for photo sessions, with prices starting at only $10. As well as the 25 resident mini-shops, every Saturday from 9am till 4pm there is a

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Trash and Treasure market. Every second Sunday of the month sees a Makers Market run from 9am till 1pm. Full calendar of events and markets is available on page 23, inside back page.

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Rail Trail upgrade cont. cont. from P1... has significant remnant stands of native trees, shrubs and grasses. “This funding will upgrade the existing trail with gravel, installing safe road crossings and constructing a crossing over Eagle Hawk Creek”, Mr Northe said. Mr Northe said the Glengarry to Cowwarr section of the GPRT would improve connectivity for local communities and become a significant tourism attraction for the region. The 14km upgrade was pivotal to the opening of the long awaited Glengarry to Traralgon section of the GPRT. Chairperson of the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail committee Helen Hoppner said the up-

grade was a great victory for the community who looked forward to the flow on effect of tourism, economic and environmental benefits. “The trail will give local residents and visitors the chance to experience the varied landscapes of the Latrobe Valley and Wellington Shire and take in the many tourism and recreational assets along the way,” Mr Northe said. “Completing this section of the trail will deliver economic benefits to the region through additional tourism opportunities and allow access to Glengarry, Toongabbie and Cowwarr by alternative and recreational transport.” Info at www.railtrails.org.au.

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It doesn’t matter whether you walk it or bike it, Gippsland’s Rail Trails have something to offer everyone. This recently upgraded walking bridge can be found in the small township of Toongabbie. The Wellington and Latrobe Shires have both worked tirelessly to ensure all trails are open for business through the summer.

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Wellington Shire News

$525,000 for Shires

BATALUK TRAIL The Victorian Government today announced funding of $525,000 to support business growth in Baw Baw, Latrobe City and Wellington shires. CEO of Baw Baw Shire Council Ms Helen Anstis said that it was very exciting that there would be a dedicated officer within Council to support the Latrobe Valley Industry and Employment Roadmap. “There is so much potential to be realised in this region. With the rollout of the Accelerated Growth and

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Early in November the Cancer Tales Committee launched their community fundraising book ‘Cancer Tales: Stories of Courage and Inspiration from East Gippslanders’ to a large and enthusiastic audience at the Bairnsdale RSL. What an astounding success it has been so far. This unique book has taken 18 months of hard work by the seven committee members and their dedicated team of helpers - both gathering funds for the printing costs, which meant raising $23,000, and collecting stories, poems and artwork from people and families who have been touched by cancer. The eighty five contributors in the book all speak from the heart. Their unique stories display enormous courage in the face of uncertainty and a strong desire to help others by sharing the insights they have gained along the way. They are truly inspirational views of life. The book is beautifully presented in A4 format with a soft low sheen cover. It contains 170 pages including an introduction and forward by Sandra Livingstone and Jan Burrows. Photography, which is extensively used throughout, is by Rachel Holloway. The Committee also spent many hours finding meaningful and though provoking sayings which are scattered through the text. It is certainly uplifting to read, sometimes sad, sometimes funny but always the positive aspects of life and how you live it shines through.

Here’s some news that may surprise those stressing about their website being accessible to mobile users. A recent Neilson poll finding, showed mobile phone users used an App where possible, instead of the mobile version of the website. A whopping 95% of all

mobile users, preferred using Apps instead of websites. Apps are easier to navigate, are designed specifically for smart phones and bring the customer and supplier closer together, with plenty of interactivity. Lakes Entrance is about to release their comprehen- www.lakesentrance.com sive App onto the market. mobile@lakesentrance.com

The Cancer Tales Committee hopes that this book will be an important support for those recently diagnosed or already on their journey with cancer. Cancer Tales will retail for $35.00 with all proceeds from its sale donated back into the community to support cancer care facilities in our region. Centenary House will be one of major organisations to receive funding from this project. More information and where to purchase, can be found by visiting their website www.cancertales.com.au.

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Down in South Gippsland, around 10kms north of Toora and Welshpool, is the hidden gem known as the Agnes Falls. At 59 metres high it is reputed to be the highest single span falls in Victoria, but not many people seem to know about it. In order to help publicise the Agnes Falls, and to help Parks Victoria improve the Scenic Reserve Picnic Ground and amenities, the “Friends of Agnes Falls” was recently formed after

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a number of meetings with Parks Victoria, resulting in a full Committee being elected. In preparation for the coming summer tourist season, and under the auspices of Parks Victoria (Foster Office), the “Friends” held a working bee on Saturday, December 1. A general tidy up of the grounds was undertaken with all tools provided by Parks Victoria, as well as a delicious BBQ lunch. There are many benefits in having such a Friends

Group, working with, and under the auspices of, Parks Victoria, to further improve the Reserve and increase the promotion of this wonderful scenic tourist attraction in our area. Everyone is most welcome to attend future workshops and working bees, and new Memberships will be taken @ $10 per adult per year. For more information please contact Kathy on 5688 1400 or Gerard Delaney, (Parks Victoria, Foster) on 5683 9013.

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Pools open with a Splash!

From 1 December 2012, Baw Baw Shire Council summer swimming pools in Drouin, Neerim South, Trafalgar and Thorpdale will be open on days that the temperature is forecast to reach or exceed 25°C. As in previous years, Council will be extending its free swims program which means that there will be no charge for casual entry at any of the summer swimming facilities. Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Murray Cook encouraged the community to take advantage of these facilities. “These are fabulous community assets,” said Cr Cook. “Our pools aren’t just places to cool off on hot summer days, they’re also places where people congregate, places for

Communication Accessible On Monday evening Scope launched its project ‘A Communication Accessible Baw Baw Community’, which will be supported by a Baw Baw Shire Council community development grant. This project aims to introduce the Communication Access Symbol, the newest access symbol in Australia, to the Baw Baw Community to assist Baw Baw businesses, services, organisations and clubs to become communication accessible to all community members.

To display the symbol, places and services need to be assessed to determine whether they meet specific criteria for communication access. Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Council, Cr Murray Cook spoke at the launch. “Scope’s aim is to create a Baw Baw community that is universally accessible. This is a fundamentally worthy aim,” said Cr Cook. “It should be a given that every member of our community has access to as broad a range of services

and venues as possible throughout the entire Shire. “That includes people with communication or physical disabilities, people who have difficulty reading, and people with vision or hearing impairments.” All of Baw Baw Shire Council’s Customer Service Centres and the West Gippsland Arts Centre will be having an accessibility assessment. For more information about this Scope project please visit their website at http://www.scopevic.org.au/

families to enjoy time together, places for those summer rites of passage that are a timeless part of adolescence.” “Council has invested significant funds over the last few years on major upgrades at the Drouin, Thorpdale and Trafalgar Pools and I would encourage all community members who haven’t seen the changes to have a look. By using the pools and taking advantage of the fact that there is no charge, the community will ensure that we still have these facilities for years to come.” “A range of fun activities and events have also been planned at each facility this summer to encourage community and family participation. Council pools are a fun, safe place to enjoy the hot weather with family and friends this summer.”


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Dropping a line from Corinella By Wendy Morriss The small picturesque seaside town of Corinella was one of the first towns settled in Victoria in 1826. It was the site of Victoria’s first Government House and the first military government road. Today it is a mecca for recreational fishing and other recreational seaside activities, with beautiful views over Westernport Bay and French Island and all the necessary facilities to make it a very pleasant stay. There are natural seaside walking trails with picnic areas where you’ll find rock pools, cliffs and wildlife, and there’s a safe swimming beach. The Corinella Jetty once used by commercial fishermen and for transporting goods to Melbourne by boat is now a popular place to meet and drop a line. The jetty has been nicely restored and an additional fishing platform with seating has recently been added to it. At the end of the jetty, I

encountered a group of jovial fishermen with broad smiles, fishing rods and empty buckets. When asked what they were hoping for Lew Potter and Dave Bateman from Woodleigh, Bill Lawrence from San Remo and Paul Kennedy from Nyora all said they were hoping for a good time. It wasn’t long before two caught a good-sized trevally and an elephant fish. Bryce Charles a local boy from Corinella comes to fish from the jetty every day. He’d caught a ling fish, which he said was like an eel. “I caught an elephant yesterday and my Pop caught a trevally and two mullet this morning,” he said. For anyone wishing to venture beyond the jetty and into the bay, Corinella has a dual-lane concrete boat ramp with full jetties along each side and boat hire. Fresh water and fish cleaning facilities are provided and the launching ramp and car park are lit at night. Above the boat ramp and

Kevin Hamilton and Murray Argent are third generation Corinella residents.

overlooking the jetty, is a nicely kept recreational reserve with free, clean electric barbeques, picnic tables and a shaded rotunda lookout area. Opposite the reserve on a hill, overlooking the bay is a caravan park that is managed and maintained by the Corinella Foreshore Committee of Management, and there are clean modern public toilets opposite the entrance. Anything else you need you’ll find in the licenced Corinella General Store, which is not far from the foreshore. It has take-away food, fishing licences, bait and tackle, ice, fuel, auto marine oils and general supplies. The French Island Ferry vehicle barge operates each day from Corinella foreshore to the left of the jetty for passengers wanting to visit French Island. Just out of the town, not far off the Bass Highway is La Provincial restaurant, café and produce store for fresh home-style Italian cuisine, local produce and wine. Kevin Hamilton and his mate Murray Argent, both now in their 80s, grew up in Corinella and remembered a time when boats were used for transport and commercial fishing, and the Corinella jetty was a bustling place to be. They are both third generation residents who attended the Corinella School together. Murray, one of six children, said he left school the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour when he was 13 years old. Kevin,

Bryce Charles from Corinella with a ling fish.

View of the jetty from the rotunda.

one of seven children, said he walked out of school the day he turned 14. After leaving school, they both caught rabbits, dug chicory, farmed and they both went to Mildura for a while to pick fruit. Murray became a farmer and a carpenter like his grandfather and his father, who also built a few boats. Kevin, his father and grandfather were all farmers and commercial fishermen. “We caught mul-

Lew Potter, Bill Lawrence, Paul Kennedy and Dave Bateman are fishing for fun on a low morning tide.

let, whiting, pike, salmon, gummies and sometimes we put a long line out for snapper,” he said. Their boats were small and they fished in Westernport Bay. The fish were then loaded onto the train at Glen Forbes to go to the fish market in Melbourne. Kevin said when his grandfather was a fisherman, his uncle who did the mail run for years by boat, carted everyone’s fish across to Stony Point where it was loaded on a train to go to the Melbourne Fish Market. “He never missed a day and the boats only had sails in those days.” He said in the 70s the government bought all their fishing licences so there isn’t any commercial fishing at Corinella now but he still enjoys fishing. During his working life, Kevin also carted gravel, concrete and timber by boat to the prison farm on French Island where the prisoners unloaded it, and he carted sheep to Elizabeth Island, which isn’t far from Co-

rinella. Murray said his father and grandfather built the first house on the beach in Corinella and all the timber came by boat, but in 1910, the railway came from Nyora to Wonthaggi and then the timber came by rail. During the same year, the Wonthaggi Hospital was established. For a while, it was a tent hospital and then in 1914, it became a permanent building. Prior to that, all the midwives were on French Island and expectant mothers went across from Corinella by boat. “We all lived on fish, rabbits, cabbages and potatoes then,” Murray said. “It was beautiful, and the old people knew how to cook it.” “We used to walk out the gate and down to the beach in the evening,” Kevin said. “We could pick up as many garfish as we wanted, and then spear four or five flounder, and that’s what we’d have for breakfast.” For more information visit their local website: www.visitcorinella.com.


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The Dragon wows Melbournians It’s not every day I will make a 9 hour return trip to eat at a floating restaurant, but I am really glad I did! The Floating Dragon Cantonese restaurant, is run by a young couple who grew up in Lakes Entrance. They opened up their Chinese restaurant in August 2011 - but this is not another prawn crackers/take away establishment. Floating Dragon may be the only eat-in Chinese restaurant in Lake’s Entrance but they’re setting the standard high. The restaurant sits on the lake with a lovely sunset view if you time your visit right. Our entrees of prawn stuffed crab claws were delightful, although I’m not into store-bought sweet chilli sauce. After mention-

ing this to the owners, I have been informed that they are now making their own. Another of prawn toasts was excellent, made in house with a delicious homemade plum sauce. Plenty of filling, nice and crispy. The pork belly was my pick from the dinner menu, full of flavor, tender and best of all plenty of it. I ate almost all of it even though I was beyond stuffed. The menu is short on descriptors but go with the flow. There’s a reason Floating Dragon run out of food every night over the summer period and it’s not because they can’t order their stock properly. Prices are more than reasonable for a seaside town with entrees between $8$20 and mains $25-$38 but the seafood is fresh and local and you’re supporting

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their community. Not everything comes at Chinatown prices (or its poor quality) either. There’s a selection of beers from local brewery Bull ant Brewery on offer as well as a moderate wine list of the usual offerings - I’d like to see some more exciting whites. Perhaps a Gruner Veltliner or an Austrian Riesling to match their Cantonese flavors. Make a booking, as this place is popular in summer, if you’re headed Lake’s Entrance way this is not to be missed. They’re currently doing Yum Cha on Saturdays and Sundays showcasing chefs’ Sheenie & Julie dumpling making talents. Ph (03) 5155 1400 or visit www.floatingdragon. com.au

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There is a fabulous selection of gluten free fish and chips available. Fish can be battered or grilled, and varieties include flake, blue grenadier, whiting, flathead tails, and barramundi. There's potato cakes, pumpkin cakes, chips, scallops, calamari rings, chicken nuggets, fish bites, battered broccoli, battered hot dogs, chicken schnitzel, chicken parma , hamburgers, steak sandwiches, pineapple fritters, as well home-made gluten free dim sims and spring rolls! Orders are cooked in Rice Bran Oil, a hypo allergenic oil that's cholesterol free, naturally high in vitamin E, low in saturated fat, with a good balance of poly and mono unsaturated fats. Rice Bran Oil has a very light and delicate flavour, and food absorbs up to 20% less oil during cooking.

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Boardwalk Cafe Fish & Chippery also stocks a great range of gluten free snacks. Musk sticks, nougat bars, sesame bars, rocky road, peanut brittle, biscuits, mints, mini-mudcakes, lemon passionfruit cheesecake, zehnder breads & desserts... and the list goes on! They also make gluten free milk shakes, and their slushies contain 99% fruit juice. Tooradin is an attractive coastal village situated on Western Port Bay, only 10 minutes out of Cranbourne and just 50 minutes from Melbourne via the Monash Freeway. It features great waterfront picnic areas, dining shelters and BBQs. Why not visit Tooradin to enjoy some gluten free fish and chips?

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Rail Trail

Bass Coast & Great Southern Rail Trails 4 Page Lift-Out

The Bass Coast Rail Trail is a spectacular coastal railtrail which can easily be ridden in both directions in a few hours. Starting at Wonthaggi, it’s a 10km easy ride to Kilcunda. The Bourne Creek trestle bridge (pictured) at Kilcunda is right on the beach, offering magnificent ocean views. The scenery is a mix of farmland and

coastal heath, with beaches, rockpools and stands of paperbark along the way. The trail from Kilcunda to Anderson is a steady climb, offering views of the large tailings heap at the old Mitchell Mine. There are diversions off the original railway at Kilcunda, but after a short, steep climb it continues through rolling hills to Anderson.

Length: 16 km Surface: Fine gravel Terrain: Wonthaggi to Kilcunda flat, easy climb to Anderson Location: Wonthaggi Railway station site, carparking and shops close by. From Anderson, access the carpark opposite the roundabout to Phillip Island on the Bass Highway.

Prom Country Visitor Information Centres Tel: 1800 630 704 Open 7 days a week.

Korumburra South Gippsland Highway (Coal Creek) Foster Cnr McDonald & Main Streets, Foster

Walk, cycle or ride 50kms on The Great Southern Rail Trail. The trail is suitable for all energy levels. The 50km fine gravel trail winds between Leongatha and Foster, with many access points on the way. The trail is mostly flat or gently undulating with moderate gradients from Fish Creek to Foster, an easy/ medium level of difficulty.

The Great Southern Trail: • Leongatha to Koonwarra: 8km (2-3 hours return) • Koonwarra to Minns Rd: 3km remains closed. Due to limited shoulder on the highway we recommend you do not ride on the highway.

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Minns Rd to Meeniyan: 6km (2 hours return) Meeniyan to Stony Creek: 3.5km (1.5 hours return) Stony Creek to Buffalo: 8km (3-4 hours return) Buffalo to Fish Creek: 8km (4 hours return) Fish Creek to Lowrys Road: 5km (3-4 hours return) Lowrys Road to Foster : 7.5km (3-4hours return) Foster to Charity Lane: 1km (30min return)

Phone 1800 630 704 for further information and a brochure on the rail trails.

Length: 49 km Surface: Fine gravel Terrain: Leongatha to Fish Creek, hilly; easy ride to Foster. Location: Leongattha east of the Railway station. Meeniyan, 100m north of the main Sth Gippsland Rd and 1km south of Foster on Station Road.

Grand Ridge Rail Trail

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Boolarra

Mirboo North

The Grand Ridge Rail Trail winds 13 picturesque kilometres between Mirboo North and Boolarra in the Strzelecki Ranges. The rail trail is unique as it runs continuously along the site of the former railway track. The Grand Ridge Rail Trail has start/end points located within the two townships, and an access point midway at Darlimurla. A two car shuffle may be employed by leaving car at either end. It is approximately 20 minutes by car

between the two towns. Surrounding track vegetation is dense and lush with towering Eucalypts a recurring feature. A shorter walk can be done by starting/finishing at Darlimurla which is roughly half way between the two towns. It takes approximately 3 hours (one way) to complete. The surface is gravel and slightly undulating, an easy/medium level of difficulty. Toilets are located in Boolarra and Mirboo North


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Trestle Bridges, Tall Forests and Two Towns

Two Towns Trail

Noojee Trestle Bridge The restored Noojee Trestle Bridge is a legacy from the old railway which ran from Noojee to Warragul from 1919 until 1954. You can actually begin this trek from Rokeby, north of Warragul, following the original formation for 4km to Crossover. There is another wooden bridge over the railway, and following this track brings you to Neerim

South, then another 5.6km to Neerim. Gorgeous hills and valleys with seats spaced at 1km intervals for weary travellers. The Noojee Trestle Bridge is situated on a 1.48km trail amongst tall forests, just south of the Noojee township. Access is via the Mt Baw Baw Tourist Road, with signs directing

you to the Trestle Bridge. Information can be accessed via the Railtrails Australia website www.railtrails.org.au.

Record numbers of Baw Baw Shire residents continue to use the Two Towns Trail, with the trail attracting over 2,800 people per month. The 8km trail that runs between installed behind the Warragul MoWarragul and Drouin has expe- tel and in Civic Park, Drouin.” rienced a 30 per cent increase in The Drouin section of the trail usage compared to the same time that runs through Gums Scrub last year. Creek wetlands, sections of which Baw Baw Shire Mayor Coun- are being re-vegetated by Drouin cillor Diane Blackwood said the Landcare, is used the most with trail is a beautiful asset to the over 700 people per week walking Shire and the recent beautification or cycling. works have enhanced the trail. “It’s great to see people using “Last year pause places com- the trail for walking, jogging, cyplete with mosaics by local artists cling and families spending time were installed, along with seats, together by walking the dog,” said bike racks and bins,” said the the Mayor. Mayor. “Some residents are even using “There is still more works to the trail to commute to and from be conducted with the Council en- work on their bikes.” dorsing the gateway feature conFor more information about the cept designs at a Council Meeting Two Towns Trail visit the Baw in March. Baw Shire Council website at “The gateway features will be www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au.

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Visitor Information Centre - Yarragon Tel: 1300 133 309 123 Princes Hwy Open: Mon-Sat 6:30am-5:30pm Sunday 7:30am-6pm Website for info www.walhallarail.com This trail from Erica to Thomson is approximately 7km one-way of compacted earth. It is interesting for its history and variety. The trail follows part of the route of the narrow gauge railway that once ran from Moe to Walhalla. It features tall forests and views es. The section of the line from of the Thomson River. Please note Thomson to Walhalla has been that this trail can become muddy restored as an operating railway and slippery after rain and is suit- and trains operate on Wednesday, able for mountain bikes and hy- weekends and holidays. brids only. The last 300 metres of To access the trail, turn down the trail near Thomson follows a Henty Street, Erica, and follow the steep and narrow deviation from road until the end where there is the original rail formation to avoid space for car parking. Follow the some badly damaged trestle bridg- signs along the trail.


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Rail Trail

Moe-Yallourn

Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

The Moe-Yallourn Rail Trail is a short quick ride through some beautiful countryside with magnificent mountain views. It’s a flat ride suitable for sure you stop off at Lake all members of the family Narracan, as it’s a great spot with a good solid surface, for a picnic lunch. Detour ensuring no nasty surprises. at Sullivans Track to access The finale of the ride is the lake. the majestic Yallourn power Wildflowers abound station, that looms up ahead along this section of the in the distance. Trail, making it especially From Moe, the Trail gratifying in late winter and is accessed from Bennett early spring. Street, on a gravel driveway You’ll know when on the east side. you’ve reached the end, as The Moe Botanical gar- the Yallourn Power Station dens are along the way, will loom before you. and a crossing at Narracan An easy trek back is via Creek. John Field Drive. Along the way, make www.visitlatrobevalley.com

The Gippsland Plains Rail Trail is the easiest and most gentle of all the Rail Trails. Passing through generally flat dairy farm country, it offers magnificent mountain views and is accessible via many of the towns it passes through. Unlike all other Rail Trails, this trail is connected at either end by a fully functioning V/Line railway station. So, you can bike it one way, then catch the train home. Funds have been secured to finish the Trail, so it extends from Traralgon through to Stratford. The priority section is the bridge over the Latrobe River and the 3 other bridges prior to this section. Beginning the Trail at Traralgon, you take the C105 road to Glengarry. Then the real Rail Trail begins.

Latrobe Visitor Information Centre The Old Church, Southside Central, Traralgon Tel: 1800 621 409

Length: 42-67 km - nearly completed Surface: Coarse and Fine Gravel Terrain: mostly flat Location: Begins near Traralgon, through to Cowwarr, Heyfield, Glengarry then Stratford. The 19km section to Cowwarr can be a bit rough, but is fine with a mountain bike. Around Toongabbie there is a wetland area, abundant with local birdlife and a park with visitor facilities. About 6km from Cowwarr the path crosses a deep gorge with stone walls and steel barricades. They were installed in the 1950’s to slow down the erosive effects of the Fells Creek. Trekking on towards Heyfield, the track again is a bit rough, but manageable

for most bikes. Beautiful dairy country and the mountain views will amaze you. Tinamba comes up next, with some more wetlands areas and forest areas. The trail surface here is excellent and you’ll encounter a few restored creek crossings. Maffra is the next major town, with full facilities for recharging your batteries and taking a rest. Maffra is a gorgeous small country town nestled amongst the dairy farms of the region. The centre point of the

Maffra trail is the Gippsland Vehicle Collection Musem. A must stop on your travels. The trail runs alongside the existing V/Line tracks and then reverts to the original branch line. You’ll then arrive in Stratford, situated on the Avon River. Stratford has full visitor facilities, and if you’re lucky, you’ll arrive during one of their festivals. Info on this trail can be accessed from www.gippslandplainsrailtrail.com.au or www.railtrails.org.au.

GRAND STRZELECKI TRACK OVERVIEW The Grand Strzelecki Track has something for everyone, whatever your level of experience or fitness. Overall it is Class 4 under the Australian Standard which means that some parts are narrow foot track with minimal infrastructure provided, requiring self-sufficiency, navigation skills and responsibility for your own safety. Please read the protocols and study the map notes before commencing your walk and plan accordingly. The Strzelecki Ranges are unique and provide an enormous wealth of biodiversity and scenic values which, until this track was built, were largely inaccessible to the public except for the two beautiful National Parks; Morwell and Tarra-Bulga. The Parks charm visitors with pristine rainforest and tall eucalypt forests second to none and a proliferation of plant and animal life such as the South Gippsland Koala, which is the only genetically intact remnant of the original population remaining in Victoria. The Grand Strzelecki Track links these Parks together and opens up many natural treasures not seen within the Parks including endangered ecosystems, stunning views, waterfalls and much more.

There are four possible entry points to start your walk; Morwell National Park (Junction Road car park), Balook (Tarra-Bulga Visitors Centre car park), Tarra Valley picnic area car park or Macks Creek Hall. The Park to Park walk will take 2 days. The eastern section of the Track can be walked in 3 complete loops of 1-2 days each, starting and finishing in Balook; the Mt. Tassie Loop (18.3 km), the Macks Creek Loop (25.2 km or 23.7 km depending on choice of route) and the Tarra Valley Loop (22.9 km with an optional link to Tarra Valley township, 2.1 km each way). Alternatively you could walk these as a continuous circuit of 3-5 days, exploring the walks and attractions of the Balook and Tarra Valley sections of the Park along the way. Over 2/3 of the Track passes through privately managed native and plantation forests. Without the support of both HVP Plantations and Parks Victoria the project would not be possible. By agreement, conditional access is provided for walkers. Please stay on the track and respect the rules outlined in the protocols. The Grand Strzelecki Track project was conceived by community groups, funded by the Victorian Government and Bendigo Bank as a recovery project following the Black Saturday fires in 2009 and is managed by an incorporated body of volunteers. It receives a small amount of maintenance funding annually from Latrobe City and Wellington Shire Councils, but relies heavily on grants and public support. Donations can be made at Bendigo Bank branches, or visit our website: www.grandstrzeleckitrack.org.au


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Travelling Gippsland

BE ON THE ALERT THIS SUMMER Beach goers are asked to be on the alert in Gippsland this summer for the Northern Pacific seastar. This invasive introduced marine pest can have a major detrimental effect on the marine food chain, feeding on a wide range of native animals. Whilst it is in uncontrollable numbers in Port Phillip Bay, recreational divers in partnership with Parks Victoria and the Department of Sustainability and Environment have been successful in removing isolated infestations from Inverloch, San Remo and Tidal River Wilsons Promontory in the recent past. Boat owners are asked to be extremely vigilant in keeping their boats clean. Beach goers, snorkellers and divers can all assist by being on the lookout for this marine pest. The public is encouraged to report any sightings outside Port Phillip Bay. A great way to do this and confirm the sighting is to take a photograph and email to Rob Timmers at SEAL Diving Services scuba@ sealdivingservices.com.au with the location details. For more information about the Northern Pacific Seastar or aquatic pests in general, go to: www.dse.vic.gov.au/marinepests

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So winter is almost over and you’re preparing to head out into the sunshine and feel the breeze on your face and listen to the life of the bush. But you haven’t been out for a while; do you still have all your gear? Is it still in good nick? Who are you going with and where? Many questions need to be answered before you even set a foot out the door. It’s always best to start from the ground up with your gear. Boots are a major part of any walker’s equipment. Make sure that the boots didn’t get eaten by mice or shrunk two sizes because you forgot to put them inside during winter. If they are full grain leather boots that have not seen any action for a couple of months then you will probably have to break them in again. Kick the moths off your clothes and check your pack for those sneaky holes. Pull out your tent and make sure mould hasn’t turned it into a green house because you were always going to air and dry it after your last trip 3 months ago. Of course your sleeping bag is easy to find because it’s hanging in the wardrobe. Right? If you need to replace gear, don’t get set on the idea that you will be able to get the same thing again. It may have been everything that you needed but the market place is forever changing and new things are being developed all the time. So don’t go in expecting to get what you had last time as chances are it has become obsolete and no longer in production. Even spare parts could be a problem. Now that you’re ready to go, why not take a few friends along? NEVER go into the bush by yourself unless you’re indestructible or your name is Chuck Norris. Too often the news is full of people getting lost in the bush, but strangely it always seems to be one person who went out by themselves and ‘suddenly’ got lost. At least if you bring a friend along you can argue with them as to how lost you are which I have to say really passes the time. ow that the mob is together and the gear is ready to go, where do you go? Choosing your destination isn’t just as easy as let’s go from here to here in 2 days, you need to calculate the distance, time it’ll take, the terrain, the age and level of fitness of the group, and the weather. On top of this you need to find somewhere you’ll be able to stay along the route. It’s just fine and dandy to go walking along a trail but if it’s 30km long and all cliff face and narrow ledges you may have to reconsider as you may not be able to camp anywhere until your reach the end at 12am; not ideal. The distance must also be taken into consideration. Covering 25-30km or more in a day is fine for a fit hiker over reasonable terrain but 10-15km may be more than enough for a newbie. And if the terrain is steep or rough these figures could be halved. So just remember to factor in everyone’s fitness, not just your own. A good rule of thumb is pretend everyone is only as fit as the most unfit person in the group and everyone will have a good time. And yes, you do have the slowest walker out front setting the pace. So the gear is ready to go, the destination set, campsites located, dates sorted and food ready. Now that that’s all done, you’ll just have to wait for the blizzard to clear and winter to give way to summer and then you’ll off on your merry way. And the very last of the important thing to remember is (and this is an absolute must) plan, prepare and have fun. Yours in walking, John

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Gippsland FM - Program Schedule October, 2012. 0600

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Sports

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60’s to 90’s music Vision Australia

Current Affairs

Classical Music

Easy Listening Music

Pop Nostalgia Blues

Youth – Music

80’s/90’s Music

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Local Issues

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Indigenous

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German

Maltese

Dutch

Indonesian

Chinese

Italian

Greek

Japanese

Classic Rock

Filipino

Alternative Music

Alternative Music

Metal Music

Blues

Modern Brass

Dance / Electro

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Contemporary Music

5pm Greek 6.30 Sudanese

Alternative Music

Rock / Pop

Country Music

Blues Music

For a full guide, and weekend programs: www.3bbrfm.org.au 7am-6pm 6pm-8pm 8pm-10pm

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MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY The Sounds of West Gippsland (includes News, Weather and Community Programs) A mellow selection from a wide range of musical styles. Sweet Soul Geof’s Move’n Groove/ Turn Up Your Soul Connection Music/Music Country Sam’s Alternatives Radio/All Stars Cafe Jazz Festival The Catch Classic Rock Prog Spectrum A Musical The Dance of Life Up/Golden Corner/Planet /Wednesday Night Patchwork/ Mega Mix Music Live Trad Jazz at Oak Street Night Sounds Night Sounds Night Sounds Play It One More Time Traveller of West of West of West Gippsland Time Night Sounds of Night Sounds Gippsland Gippsland West Gippsland of West Gippsland

For requests, ring 5625 4995. Shows alternate, and the schedule may change due to unforeseen circumstances.


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November 2012

Home & Garden

Orbost community garden

Construction has started on a community garden for Orbost. The garden will feature raised beds, a section for school students and a central hub with cooking facilities, a toilet and a toolshed. The garden will be run by a reference group with representatives from local schools, community groups, Orbost Regional Health and East Gippsland Shire Council. The idea for the garden came from a community

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According to Margot, a recent local survey showed that an average low income family would have to spend more than 45 per cent of their fortnightly income to eat healthily - more than they can afford. Orbost Regional Health secured $89,000 of Federal Government funding to get the garden up and running. At the moment the Ruskin Street site has piles of top-soil waiting to be laid in garden beds and there are the beginnings of a car park.

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How’s your Solar feed-in-tariff faring? So, you got your solar kit installed by the September 30, 2012 deadline for the feed-in-tariff cut. The feed-in-tariff cut I’m referring to, was the Victorian State Government decision to change the rules again, in this wild west of technological advancement. Many wish they’d just set and forget, giving everyone, from investors to installers some peace of mind for the coming years. But, governments being governments, forever juggling the dollars from one account to another, can’t keep their hands off this renewable energy target. The feed-in-tariff cut is bound to decimate the solar industry for years to come. Instead of receiving your 33 cents per kilowatt fed back into the grid, you will now receive the grand sum

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of 8 cents per kilowatt hour. Hardly something to call home about. However, if you, like me, had your kit installed just in the nick of time, then you’ll

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Although we haven’t had many warm days yet you should be seeing some results in the garden. Tomatoes will be making good growth and you may be fortunate to have small tomatoes on some of your plants. Continue sowing beans and lettuce every ten days or so and be sure to plant seeds of cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli now for late January/February transplanting. Even though we have had some good rainfalls in many areas it is wise to pay attention to soil moisture levels as setbacks will slow your plants down and in some cases will make them ‘go to seed’ early. 1st WEEK • Sow bush beans • Sow cabbage seed • Keep tomatoes pruned (3-4 main shoots is enough). • Make final sowings of climbing beans. • Sow carrots and parsnips • Plant potatoes 2nd WEEK • Sow radishes. Very easy and quick growers.

• Sow broccoli and cauliflower seed. • Sow cucumbers 3rd WEEK • Prepare areas for cabbages, cauliflowers, etc. • Make last sowings of sweet corn. • Sow celery 4th WEEK • Sow silver beet • Sow beetroot Further Notes: Fast maturing vegetables like zucchinis could still

end rot’. This is caused by ineffective calcium uptake by the plant from the soil and is characterized by a black patch on the base of the tomato. The easiest remedy to keeping the soil moist is mulch. Baled sugar cane mulch, straw, etc. is readily available from garden centres, produce stores, hardware stores, etc. There are also many sources of mulch around

be planted. They would be starting to yield when earlier plants were starting to get a bit overgrown and ‘tired’. Celery is a bit more of a challenge to grow because it must never run short of water. If it does the stalks will be tough and ‘stringy’. Give it a go if you like a challenge and only harvest the stalks as you need them. Tomatoes also need consistent watering. If the soil varies from wet to dry you may end up with ‘blossom

us. Grass clippings, leaves, cardboard, old cotton clothes, towels, jeans and hessian sacks all make effective mulch. Sounds a bit bizarre but these are all natural materials which will ultimately rot and become food for the soil. If you have any gardening questions you can email me at info@ezy-gro.com or fax me on 5127 2727. I’m sorry but I can’t take phone calls.

NANCY’S NOTES Howdy Folks! Hope ya’ll are having a delightful December! Wow! Here it is almost Christmas, so we thought, rather than having our usual questions and answer chat, we would like to play retailer and mention just a few of the different gifts available for your special gardening chum! Everlasting Raised Garden Beds - In a myriad of shapes and sizes, they are easy to assemble with a 5 year manufacturer’s warranty. There is even an outfit that keeps the birds and bugs off your treasures! Gardening without bending! Gro-Wall 3 - These vertical gardens are terrific for vegies, herbs, flowers and more. (limited by your imagination) They are designed as a modular system allowing for easy vertical and horizontal expansion. Each module contains 18 large cells, great for a courtyard or unit. Gilmour Sprayers - These diffusers are the best! They will save 80% of your spraying time and can be used not only in the garden but also clean the car, wash the pavers, scrub the dog, it’s up to you! Just pour your chosen product into the little jar (It is only about 17cm high) select the dial for the amount you need mixed, connect to your hose and away you go. Because it mixes in the top of the diffuser, you can pour any unused product back into the original container. We can Maxi-Crop the whole nursery and gardens in under an hour. A “professional” diffuser is about $600.00. the Gilmour is $70.00 – no brainer! Jac’s Sheep Poo - Mulched and composed, any vegies gardener would lust for a few bags! Ryset’s Moisture and PH Meter - A simple probe that is inserted into the soil, we should have one! No more over watering! Outdoor Complete Glue Trap - No chemicals, just hang the traps 2 metres apart above the plants and wait for the pests! Solar (also battery operated) Fluttering Butterflies - Not only are they ever so cute, but they too, seem to keep the bugs and birds at bay! Lastly, a word on our shaped Christmas trees. Not only are they stunning to see, but they are specially cut to insure that they can always drink. They are also stored under cover and in water. This year we will be making our donation to the R.S.P.C.A. we also have the best stands in town! Have a safe and merry Christmas! We want to thank you for inviting us into your gardens again this year, and are looking forward to chatting again soon! Happy Gardening, Cheers! Nancy

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9:30 and midnight NYE on the foreshore

Welcome again, to the Lakes Entrance SkyFest 2012. Gippsland’s largest and most spectacular fireworks display on New Years Eve. This year the organising committee is chaired by Bruce Hurley of Lakes Entrance Rotary Club. “A team of volunteers and myself are looking after all event details this year, and we would love to hear from anyone interested in supplying the following services: • Market stalls (local produce, crafts, kids activities etc), • Entertainers (people who are looking for exposure, be they musicians, roving entertainers etc - all volunteers who would like their name put out there for 20,000 people to see should express their interest!).” It is a community event only made possible by the support of sponsorship

and donations, so we’re urging all businesses who want to be a part of this premier event, to take the opportunity and be a sponsor at whatever level they would like. It’s a brilliant marketing tool to build awareness of local business and we have a lot of visitors from the Latrobe Valley. The committee spends a lot of money in the Latrobe Valley, so it’s a good cross marketing tool for any businesses a little bit further afield. We are looking for volunteers who would like to help on the night with fund raising activities and also in the lead up, we are having raffles at the Lakes Sports and Community Club in Lakes Entrance. Anyone who would like to help Rotary in selling tickets would be appreciated, but also - why not pop down for a meal and buy a ticket and enjoy a great night out!

Donations are being sought from all local businesses and residents, they can be made via the Rotary Club website, www.lakesentrancerotary.org.au or by cheque to PO Box 260, Lakes Entrance. Alternatively you can drop into the Lakes Entrance Sports and Community Club, on the Esplanade, you’ll see us there every Saturday night. There are also donation tins at various locations around Lakes Entrance. The 2011 SkyFest was a huge success. Initially, the event was cancelled, then the community really pulled together with enthusiasm to ensure that Skyfest was reborn and that a socially responsible event was held in Lakes Entrance on NYE. Not only is this something that has happened in Lakes for almost 70 years now, it is a premier regional event that attracts many visitors to Lakes En-

trance and surrounding towns. Having the community involved also ensures a socially responsible and family friendly celebration. The fireworks and main event band are booked - the show is looking like being a spectacular event. What is most important is that we never lose sight of the fact that this event almost disappeared - and if not enough people and businesses support it, then it cannot continue into the future. It is important for many reasons to engage the community on a night like New Years Eve, to provide entertainment, to keep everyone as safe as possible and to ensure that there is adequate services provided to make sure everyone has a brilliant night. We hope to see you there, 9:30 pm for the Family SkyFest and of course the huge midnight show, on the Foreshore at the Footbridge for the countdown.


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LATROBE REH Cork Club Craft Market 2nd Saturday of the month (Sept to May) Kay Street Gardens, Traralgon Contact 0487 342 675 Latrobe Country Market Every Sunday 8:30am - 1:30 pm Latrobe Road, Morwell Contact 0407 532 957 Traralgon Farmers Market 4th Sat of the month 8am-1pm Kay Street Gardens Contact 5174 2279 Old Gippstown Market - Moe 3rd Sat of the month 9am-2pm Old Gippstown Heritage Park Contact 5127 3082

BAW BAW Drouin Craft & Produce Civic Park, Drouin 3rd Sat of month 8am-12:30pm Contact 0428 252 440

Gippsland Market News Paynesville Lions Club Market Gilsenan Reserve, P’ville 2nd Sun of month 8am-1pm Contact 0400 327 526

Yarram Variety Market Guide/Scout Hall Cnr Church Rd & Sth Gipp Hwy 1st Sun of month 8am-1pm

Bairnsdale Uniting Church Car & Boot Market Great Alpine Road, Lucknow 3rd Sat of month 8:30-11:00am

Additional markets in Yarram: Port Albert Regatta - April 8 Rutters Park. Yarram Tarra Festival - April 9 Monster Market Showgrounds, Buckley St Port Albert Hall, Victoria St, 5th Sun in month Contact 5183 2649

Bruthen Village Market Bruthen Mechanics Hall Main Street, Bruthen 4th Sat of month 9am-1pm Contact 0428 501 634 or 03 5156 4148 Lucknow Market Howitt Park, Lucknow 4th Sun of month 8:30-1pm Contact 5152 4662 Makers Market Emporium of Handmade Wares from Maker to you. Boucher Hall, Bairnsdale Saturday, June 2 - 9-2pm Contact 0412 870 605 or 5152 5484

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Rokeby Community Market Main Road, Rokeby 2nd Sat of month 8am-1pm September to May Contact 56 26 8523

Heyfield Market John Greaves Memorial Park, Temple St, Heyfield 1st Sat of month from 8am Contact 5148 0505

Longwarry Fire Brigade Market Arts Market BennettWarragul St, Longwarry run by the Baw Baw Arts Alliance. 1st Sunday of Month 8am-1pm March to December ContactDecember 0419 15815, 946January 19, February 16 and March 16. Yarragon Community 10 am tillCraft 2 pm& Produce Market 4th Sat ofCivic the Park, monthAlbert 9am-2pm Street Yarragon Public Hall activities and Stalls, music, Campbell St, Yarragon performers. Contact 5634Jessie 2209 03 5626 7045 Contact

Wellington Farmers Market 3rd Sat of month 8am-1pm Cobb & Co. Stables Raymond Street, Sale

EAST GIPPSLAND Farmers Market Secondary College Oval, McKean St, Bairnsdale 1st Sat of month 8am-12pm Contact 5156 9342 Surf Club Market Foreshore Rotunda, near the Footbridge Lakes Entrance 1st Sun of month 9am-3pm Contact 5153 1916 Metung Farmers Market Village Green, Metung 2nd Sat of month 8:30am-1pm Contact 0458 431 844

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Maffra Variety & Farmers Market 1st Sun of month 9am-1pm Contact 0408 057 772 Cobb & Co Stables Markets 1st Sat - Variety Market 8am-1pm 2nd Sun - Craft Market 9am-1pm 3rd Sat - Farmers Market 8am-1pm 4th Sun - Art & Wine Market 12:30-4:30 Contact Mark 0408 057 772 www.cobbandcomarket.com.au Stratford Variety & Farmers Market Apex Park, Princes Highway Stratford 4th Sun of month 9am-1pm Contact 0408 057 772

SOUTH GIPPSLAND Prom Farmers Market Foster Showgrounds, Foster 3rd Sat of month 8am-12pm Contact 5682 2654 or 0427 809 509 Promontory Home Produce & Craft Market Sundays - April 8, 8am-2pm Foster Showgrounds, Foster Contact 5682 2654 Prom Country Farmers Market Main St, Foster 3rd Sat of month 8am-12pm Contact 680 8509 Tarwin Lower Market Tarwin Lower Memorial Hall Contact 5663 7345 or 5663 7505 Venus Bay Farmers Market Venus Bay Village Jupiter Bvd, Venus Bay Every Sunday in January Contact 5664 0096 Mirboo Nth Market Baromi Park, Mirboo Nth Last Sat of month, 9am-2pm Contact 5668 2465 Sth Gippsland Farmers Market Koonwarra Memorial Park Koonwarra 1st Sat of month 8:30am start Contact 0408 619 182 Kongwak Market Korumburra-Wonthaggi Rd, Kongwak Sundays 10-2:30pm Contact 0417 142 478

Rosedale Community Market Prince St Park, Rosedale 2nd Sun of month 7am-1:30pm Contact 5199 2709

Coal Creek Farmers Market Coal Creek Community Park Korumburra 2nd Sat of month 8am-1pm

Sale Charity Market Thompson River Canal Reserve Sale, Gippsland 3rd Sun of month 7am-1pm Contact 5144 1258

Toora Market Former Bonlac Store, Jetty Road, Toora 2nd Sat of month 8:30am start Contact 5686 2690

Loch Public Hall - Winter Market Loch Public Hall, Smith Street, Loch 2nd Sun of month 9am-1pm May to September only Contact 0407 362 736 Loch Village Market Railway Siding, Loch 2nd Sun of month 8:30am start Contact 5659 0212 Inverloch Farmers Market The Glade, Inverloch 3rd Sunday of month 8am-1pm Contact 5664 0096

BASS COAST Churchill Island Market Visitors Centre, Churchill Island 4th Sat of month, 8:00am – 1:00pm Contact 5664 0096 Coronet Bay Market Cnr Gellibrand St and Bantering Bay Rd, Nov 3rd and Jan 5th 8:00am – 2:00pm Contact 5678 0341 Cowes Market Settlement Road, Cowes Every Sunday, 9:00am – 2:00pm Contact 0422 749 964 Cowes – Island Craft Market St Phillips Parish Hall, Thompson Ave 2nd Sat of month, 9:00am – 2:00pm Contact 0412 710 276 Cowes – Market on Chapel Uniting Church, Chapel Street Cowes 4th Sat of month, 8:30am – 2:00pm Contact 5952 5905 Grantville Market Grantville Recreation Reserve 4th Sunday of month (3rd Sunday in December), 8:30am – 2:00pm Contact 5997 6221 Inverloch Farmers Market The Glade (front of the Inlet Hotel) 3rd Sunday of month, 8:00am – 1:00pm Contact 5664 0096 San Remo Cuppa and Chat Market St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Marine Parade San Remo 2nd Fri/Sat of month, 9:00am – 1:00pm/9:00am – 12:00pm Contact 5678 5386 Wonthaggi Rotary Market Apex Park, Murray Street Wonthaggi 2nd Sunday of month, 8:00am – 1:00pm Contact 5672 5812

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PUZZLING 2 – GIPPSLAND GOURMET SEAFOODS – JUDDY ROSE PHOTGRAPHY – NANNA SALLY'S – BREEDAZZLED – SALE BRIDAL HOUSE SCHOOL UNIFORMS – SCARLEY DESIGNS – COME'N'C – NANMA'S The Cobb & Co. Mini-Shopkeepers wish You and Yours all the ORIGINALS – ANGIE'S CAKES HEATHER BRAE CERAMICS – SALE Best for the–Festive Season CHRISTIAN BOOKS & GIFTS Very - FUNCTIONS EVENTS – MARKETS - BOOKS PUZZLING 2 – GIPPSLAND GOURMET SEAFOODS – JUDDY ROSE WE WELCOME YOU TO CHECK– OUT OUR PHOTGRAPHY – NANNA SALLY'S – BREEDAZZLED SALE BRIDAL HOUSE STORES FORDESIGNS GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT – NANMA'S SCHOOL UNIFORMS – SCARLEY – COME'N'C IDEAS!!!BRAE CERAMICS – SALE ORIGINALS – ANGIE'S CAKES HEATHER CHRISTIAN BOOKS & GIFTS - FUNCTIONS – EVENTS – MARKETS BOOKS A FUN SHOPPING EXPERIENCE PUZZLING 2 –INDEPENDENT GIPPSLAND SEAFOODS – JUDDY ROSE 25 UNIQUE MINI GOURMET SHOPS ALL THE ONESALLY'S ROOF PHOTGRAPHY UNDER – NANNA – BREEDAZZLED – SALE BRIDAL STABLES HOUSE SCHOOL UNIFORMS – SCARLEY DESIGNS – COME'N'C – NANMA'S TRASH & TREASURE SATURDAY – 9.00am until 4.00pm ORIGINALS – ANGIE'S CAKES HEATHEREVERY BRAE CERAMICS – SALE MAKER'S MARKET CHRISTIAN BOOKS & GIFTS - FUNCTIONS – EVENTS MARKETS BOOKS EVERY 2 SUNDAY OF THE MONTH – PUZZLING 2 – GIPPSLAND GOURMET SEAFOODS –9.00am JUDDY ROSE PHOTOG until 1.00pm nd

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MINI SHOPS NOW

AVAILABLE TO RENT!! Join our team and sell your goods or services in a unique marketstyle complex. For further information contact Mark Watson on 0408 057772 or email squirtmark@bigpond.com

Cobb & Co Stables Market Complex 199 Raymond Street, Sale 3850

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- www.gippslander.com.au

November 2012

Healthy Living

Gluten Free Batter brings joy back to Fish & Chip feasts www.crispybatter.com.au

About 12 years ago, Guy Plateau, from Lakes Entrance was looking for a new product he could create. His reasons being, competition in the fast food industry was cut-throat and he was looking for something different to focus his attention on. First Guy tried playing around ing at the time, only a few hundred with different combinations of flours, Australia wide. when preparing his batter mixes in Since then, production has inL’Ocean Fish & Chips, Lakes En- creased one hundred fold and Coetrance. liac sufferers Australia wide now Without any great successes, he purchase and insist on Guy’s original then happened to be discussing it Health Wise Batter Mix. with his doctor. About one year ago, Guy sold his His doctor’s suggestions led him business to Bill Boros. Bill has been eager to continue to start experimenting with different Guy’s commitment to providing a versions of a gluten free mixture. At the time, there was not much healthy alternative to traditional batinterest in gluten allergies or their re- ter mixes sold by take away food outactions with different people. Gluten lets. Bill has not only continued the free dietry requirements were not as project, but increased distribution popular or well known. After a few samples had been cre- throughout the country considerably. When you now order your fish ated, Guy sent them off for testing and chips, if you see the Health Wise with the Coeliac Society. Upon receipt of Guy’s samples logo, make sure you request a “gluthey taste tested them and were ten free batter please.” Full details on Health Wise Batter pleasantly surprised. Their first orders were for sending Mix can be found at www.crispybatour samples to their clients, number- ter.com.au.

Bill Boros Manager Crispy Batter Tel: 0429 336 080

Wheat Free Gluten Free Yeast Free No Salt, Sugar, Dairy products or Artificial Colors & Flavors

Somerville’s Wholesaler takes on Crispy Batter Somerville’s Wholesale Foods, situated in Sale, Victoria, have been in the food business since 1943. Formerly known as the ranging from dry foods, Hawthorn Dairy, they used to chilled, frozen, meat, seafood, bottle and deliver fresh milk milk, juice, packaging and using a horse and cart. ice products. All products are In 2007, Somerville’s available to food retailers. Owners Andrew and Karen moved to their present location Somerville are pleased to be in 12 Invictus Court, Sale, to associated with Crispy Batter, expand both the business and supplying food outlets in Melthe product range. bourne and Gippsland with a Now they wholesale over 1500 different product lines, healthy alternative.

Retail Outlets BOARDWALK

Cafe Fish & Chips Gluten Free Shop 2/92 Sth Gippsland Hwy Tooradin - 03 5998 3737

L’OCEAN Fish & Chips Lakes Entrance Myer St, Lakes Entrance Gluten Free

Enquiries for Crispy Batter sales@somervilles.net.au www.somervilles.net.au

Tel: 03 5144 2585


Gippslander December 2012