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JANUARY 2014

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BRUTHEN, THE LITTLE BIG BLUES TOWN

The famous Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival is coming up this February. With two days and three nights of world class performers – over several stages, this year’s line up is a real belter... Page 12

LAKES ENTRANCE, A CLASSIC AUSSIE HOLIDAY The Summer Holiday season is sizzling at Lakes Entrance this month. The fish are biting, the Carnival is in full swing, the party goers are out & about and the days are full of glorious beach side sunshine and warmth. It’s the quintessential Aussie holiday...

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STRIKE ANOTHER ONE OFF THE BUCKET LIST... SUMMER SHOW TIME

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The Flying Colours Travel Expo promises to be a comprehensive event with a huge cast of travel experts in attendance at Sale next month. Take the opportunity to plan your next big adventure... Page 14

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Wellington Shire News

Epic landscapes

More... Opening: Friday 14th Feb 6pm To be opened by Rex Irwin Director, Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney

Sat 18th Jan to Mon 10th March Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

CHRIS Langlois is one of Australia’s leading landscape artists. His masterful paintings defy specific geographical reference, and while often inspired by actual places, they transcend time and space to reflect on personal experience. Langlois’ powerful imagery of the sea, land and sky is characterised by subtle shifts of light and space. He shares his affinity with the natural environment and infinite space through works that envelop

the viewer in their scale and surface. Points in Time spans a decade of work, revealing the evolution of an artist committed to defining a new visual idiom for our natural world. Chris’s work has appeared in many major curated exhibitions and is part of a large number of public, private and corporate collections. This travelling exhibition has been co-developed by the Gippsland Art Gallery and Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

Above: Waterfield No. 2, 2011, Oil on linen, 183 x 198cm

CHRIS LANGLOIS IN CONVERSATION: Sat 15th Feb 11am

Above: Landscape (violet blue brown) no.28 153 x 335cm oil on linen

Call for performers

Applications close Feb 1st SUNDAY 9th March 2014 will see the Sale Botanic Gardens come alive with entertainers and performers at the second Annual Sale Music Festival Picnic on the Green. The first incarnation of this event in March 2013 featured performers from throughout Gippsland and was a tremendous success. The Sale Music Festival Committee is now putting the call out for performers to register their interest in performing in this year’s event. The 2013 Festival attracted over 1,000 people to the Green and created a wonderful opportunity for

local performers to showcase their talent to a large audience. This is a true family event with a variety of free kids musical activities running alongside the live entertainment March Sat 8 and will set the Sale Botanical gardens alive. To register your interest, simply fill out an application and return to the Sale Music Festival committee. Applications close on 1st of February, 2014. Application forms are available from the Wellington Visitor Information Centre at 8 Foster Street, Sale. For More Information: Contact: Kerry McMillan Email: donandkerry1@bigpond.com Phone: 0407 965 313

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Craft Classes Wed pm, 1-3, $15 Cobb & Co Stables 199 Raymond Street, Sale Ph: 0435 578 197


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Wellington Shire News

Ride the Pony for a great cause

March Sat 8th and Sun 9th

THE Willow Grove Riding Club is conducting its Annual Port Albert to Rosedale Heritage Trail & Packhorse Ride on the Labour day weekend, March 8th and 9th. The aim of the ride is to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. This year’s event will be their fifth ride and is dedicated to recently lost and highly valued member and friend, Rhonda Lynch. At approximately 78km’s the ride is broken into two parts over a Saturday and Sunday. The ride starts out from the Port Albert Racecourse on Saturday morning and Saturday night camp with dinner will be at Stradbroke. Leaving early Sunday morning, riders

follow the trail down to Rosedale, where a parade takes place in the Rosedale gardens followed by an Auction at 3pm, the highlight listing being a trained pony! You can see pictures of the Pony in training on the Trail Rides Facebook page, see below. All funds raised over the weekend go to the Leukaemia Foundation and the club is hoping for some big donations this year. Anyone who would like to support the ride with a sponsorship of $100 can have their name included on the organisations banner and donations

Miner the Auction Pony. Going very nicely under saddle.

of new goods for the auction and small money donations are very very welcome. In addition, a raffle will be run over the weekend. Your support will help make this fundraiser a great success. Contact Colin on 0429918230 or through their Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Albert-to-Rosedale-HertiageTrailPackhorse-Ride-for-Leukaemia Circled: A young rider and her gorgeous pony gets into the spirit. Below: There are some places where carts and vehicles can’t follow along the same paths as the horses, but this is only for small amounts of time.

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January 2014

Bass Coast Shire News

Serenade at Sunset

Tickets Gates open at 3.30pm 215 Gurdies-St Helier Rd, The Gurdies

Saturday 15th February 4.30 - 8.30pm

BASS Valley Music Festival Inc. is presenting the fourth annual Serenade at Sunset at The Gurdies Winery, mid February. Delicious an affordable food will be served by Kate Amos and Alexandra Flood, who are back by popular demand, plus there will be wine sales at the event or you can BYO your own provisions. The evening presents a taste of popular opera and musical theatre with star of stage and screen, John

Cost: Adult: $35;

Children under 18yrs free Concession: $30

O’May – leading a world class ensemble comprising David RogersSmith, Theresa Borg and Lisa-Marie Parker, all accompanied by a group of accomplished musicians in an idyllic and stunning setting. It should be a sublime experience.

Tickets available from Phone (03) 5672 2597 Internet See the website www.serenadeatsunset.com Alex Scott Grantville & Cowes, RACV Shop Wonthaggi, Corinella Community Centre Circled top left: John O’May Left: Lisa-Marie Parker

Love those Lobsters Sun, 26th January, from 9am Foreshore Capark, Kilcunda

THE 30th annual Kilcunda Lobster Festival is on again this Australia Day. It’s the village’s major fundraising event and will take place on the foreshore area. The Lobster Spinning Wheel, operating between the hours of

10am and 3pm, is one of the major draw cards. The prize for winning ticket holders is a freshly cooked lobster and as the the wheel is spun around every five minutes – the odds being a winner are excellent. The festival also

features a carnival, including lots of amusements and an animal nursery. There will be a large market taking place with an excellent variety stalls, live music all day and plenty of great food including the famous lobster lunches. It’s is a great community event and a fabulous way to spend Australia Day.

What’s on... ● Win a Lobster

Spinning Wheel

● Live music ● Rides & amusements ● Loads of stalls ● Animal Nursery

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Left: The Win a Lobster Spinning wheel goes off every 5 minutes. Bottom: Last year’s Lobster Festival drew a large crowd.

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Cardinia Shire News

ADMISSION Adults $10 Children (under 15) $2 120 Westernport Road, Lang Lang Ph: 03 5997 5006 www.langlangshow.org langlangshow@gmail.com

The main arena buzzes with various horse events such as Show Jumping, Galloway Pony & Hack riding, a Fun Ring for the kids, Miniature Ponies, Shetland Ponies, Harness, Pintos,Pony Club, Clydesdales and Stock Horses. The "Cattle Spectacular" is a great success every year with many entries from near & far. There are also Poultry, Alpaca Display, an Animal Nursery and a Wonderful Dog Show, one of the largest outside the Royal Melbourne Show. In the main pavilion there is the "Lang Lang Young Personality Competition" which is free to enter and attracts local and non local children under 16. Also in the main pavilion is the vegetable stall with all proceeds going to the Kooweerup Hospital and all the produce donated by local market gardeners. Mr Robert Greaves entertains kids of all ages with his potting wheel and his free "Big Draw" activity. The main activity in the main pavilion is, of course, the Art, Craft, Cooking, Produce, Flowers, Photography etc which is on display and is judged, with prizes going to the most successful entries. Take a wander around the Showgrounds and you will find food stalls, amusements and showbags as well as all the activity of the animals and their owners.


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January 2014

South Gippsland Shire News

Stony Creek Rodeo on again! Sat 18th January, Stony Creek Racetrack 2000 South Gippsland Highway Stony Creek

STONY Creek Rodeo, at the Stony Creek Racing Club between Leongatha and Meenyian on the South Gippy Highway, scored a nomination for South Gippsland Event of the year 2012. In 2014 they’ll be building on their already

excellent reputation and consolidating a place on the shire’s event calendar, with a show that is set to be even bigger and better than previous years. Last year’s Rodeo saw 4,000 spectators come through the gates and a big crowd is expected this year with gates opening at 12noon. The Slack events are up first and the full Rodeo event under lights commences at 7pm. Fun and games in the afternoon include sheaf tossing, dog jumping and sheep dog trials by the Beloka Kelpie Stud, whip cracking demonstrations, a bucking bull and much more before the full rodeo show in the evening. Activities for the kids include games, jumping castles, animal farm and a bucking bull for the young at heart or people who think they have a young heart. There will be a bar and food outlets in operation and campsites are available with shower facilities. Promises to be a great day and night out! Circled: Barrel racing. Left: Stony Creek Rodeo at the Stony Creek Racing Club. Images courtesy www.montrosedairy.com

The Wren's Nest is nestled in Mirboo North. Here you will find a variety of books, gifts, toys and homewares. You're sure to find something that will tweak your beak!

LaTrobe Shire News

Young people and business

Getting Down to Business is an innovative new program for young people aged 16 – 25 years with a passion for enterprise – whether they’re looking to kick start their business idea or take their venture to the next level, Getting Down to Business will help transform your ideas into reality. Getting Down to Business is part time – but it’s not like going to uni, secondary school, or TAFE. It’s not a one-size fits all initiative. If you are studying, running or developing your own business, working or have other commitments, the program can be tailored to meet your needs. You won’t have to pass tests or sit exams. Your success will be how Getting Down to Business helps you start, build and grow your own enterprise. Forty young people will be selected for the 2014 program that will run from March to November 2014. Participants will learn the ins and outs of starting and

growing an enterprise through hands-on coaching and mentoring from experts and each other. You’ll be able to share ideas, knowledge and experiences and make valuable network connections. Getting Down to Business is an initiative of the Victorian Government, delivered by Enterprising Partnerships. The program will be held annually, beginning March 2014. To find out more visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au

Right: The Youth Central portal has many valuable programs for young people.

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Baw Baw Shire News

Ph: (03) 5634 6226 34 Station St, Thorpdale 3835

Thur 6th to Sun 9th February

DROUIN’S Ficifolia Festival is celebrating all things Latin American this year with the theme ‘Rio Carnival’. The program includes the popular Street Parade, Party in the Park, Movie under the Stars, Fireworks display, Drouin Art Show, Open Studio Tours, Gala Dinner, Poetry Night, CWA Art & Craft Exhibition, Radio 3BBR Open Day, sporting competitions, Access for all Abilities Sports Carnival, History Presentations and a Friday Frenzy Sale. www.ficifoliafestival.org.au Circled: Last year’s Celebration Concert.

Highlights... This is just a sample of the 24 Festival events, to see the full program visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/ Ficifolia-Festival-Drouin Sat 1st, 6.30pm Rio Carnival Ficifolia Gala Dinner Middels, Princes Way Thurs 6th, 7.30pm Ficifolia Art Show Opening runs all weekend. Drouin Community Chambers, Young St Sat 8th, 12 noon Rio Carnival Street Parade Main Street, Princes Way

THERE’S ALWAYS A NEW FAVOURITE

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The new look Warragul Country Club and Fairways Bistro welcomes two new chefs to the team of 9, preparing all your favourite dishes, from Mediterranean Chicken and Pastas, to 15 Hour Slow-Cooked Steaks. So, what will you have?

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Sat 8th, 5.30pm Celebration Concert with Lionel Loves Vinyl followed by Movie under the Stars & Fireworks Civic Park Sound Shell, Young St Lions Park

Sun 9th, 10am - 5pm Open Studios self guided tour – Download a map from openstudioswestgippsland.com. au or pick one up from Drouin Community Chambers in Young St.

Buy one ‘Value Lunch’ get

one half price Just cut out this voucher and present at the Fairways Bistro.

Limit one per customer. Voucher must be redeemed. Not available with any other offer. Valid Monday to Friday GIPPSLANDER lunches throughout January 2014.

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January 2014

East Gippsland – Summer in Lakes

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Footbridge

Cunninghame Arm

Lakes Entrance is in full holiday season mode this month. With a huge influx of holiday makers and party goers, it’s the place to be this summer. In fact you might need

Ninety Mile Beach

Lions Park

more than one Summer to take advantage of all that is on offer! The iconic footbridge just beckons a leisurely stroll with the promise of the majestic dunes and the spectacular Ninety Mile beach on the other side. Just over the footbridge from town there are Paddle Boats, Aquabikes, the Barracuda, Canoes, Paddle Skis,

Lakes Surf Beach Cafe & Kiosk

the Cruise chair with an electric motor and sunroof and Catamarans to try out. Whether you just want a relaxing experience or something a little more physical, there’s are loads of options. The Carnival, located on the Esplanade by the footbridge, is in town until the 2nd of Feb adding to the colour and fun of this very traditional Summer break. Lazy days, ice creams, swimming in the sea, fish and chips, fishing for your supper – it’s the stuff of childhood memories and a refreshing break for the grown ups. Lakes is really an idyll of Australian Summer fun!

Above: Catamarans over the footbridge from the Esplanade, ready to catch the breeze. Circled right: Boys on an Aquabike. Left: The Paddle Boats provide a very gentle way to get onto the water. Far left: The footbridge, a central focus of activity in Lakes.

Scenic Eco Cruises – aboard the historic Lonsdale ferry

Walk-ins Welcome Good for Children Takeaway Catering Outdoor Seating

Breakfast Lunch Coffee Drinks

Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 9am- 5pm

Over Footbridge, Lakes Entrance 3909

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Come experience the natural beauty of the Gippsland Lakes

Tel: 0413 666 638 Email: lonsdalecruises@hotmail.com

(03) 5155 3533 1 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance 3909

For more information email: dayspa@esplanaderesort.com.au or go to www.esplanaderesort.com.au

Riviera Bait Supplies

243 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, Vic 3909

Ph:(03) 5155 2263

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - EARLY UNTIL LATE

Departs 1pm daily

Cunningham Quay – Lakes Entrance

Stop Fishing Shop!

Live Bait, Sandworm, Shrimp, Rods, Reels, Tackle & Accessories

3 hour cruise!

Illuka day spa in Lakes Entrance incorporates state of the art hydrotherapy equipment with Ocean Essence spa care products and treatments. Enjoy many different treatment options in our Hydrotherapy Capsule which combines various water therapies including steam infusion, vichy shower or high pressure jets. Or enjoy our Geisha tub (Japanese plunge spa bath). Our well equipped spa offers treatments for singles (male & female), and couples. Peruse our extensive spa menu or talk to one of our day spa therapists.

Paddle Boats and Catamaran Hire *Paddle Boats *Aquabikes *Catamarans *Canoes *Paddle Skis *Cruise Chair *Body Boards *Paddle Boat Family (Seats up to 5)

Holiday Fun For All!

Across Footbridge, Lakes Entrance VIC 3909 Phone: 03 5155 2753 Mobile: 0419 552 753

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East Gippsland – Summer in Lakes

Getting Crabby FROM ROB WARD

WHILE some people love angling and pursue their craft with a passion there are others who love their seafood from nets and off the ocean floor. Crabs fit the bill nicely and are fairly easy to catch all year around in Lakes Entrance and surrounding locations. Sand crabs are pesky and plentiful, but definitely finite, don’t exceed your limits. With a good recipe they can make some fantastic meals. The kids will squeal as you land them, but there’ll heaps of fun all around.

Sand Crab from Post Office Jetty at Lakes Entrance.

Crabbing (Jetties and Surf) Crabbing is a popular way to have a delicious seafood meal at low cost. Sand crabs are the bane of any angler’s life as they seem to appear in their millions as soon as there is any bait around and strip it from the hooks with impunity. Only the clumsy crabs get tangled in a hook and line every now and then. Drop Nets: First thing is to buy a proper net. These should have natural fibre netting and not the plastic netting. Many of these crab nets are lost every year on snags. Natural fibre nets on steel hoops snagged on the bottom will break down. The

Natural fibre with steel hoops forms an environmentally friendly crab net.

fibre rots and the steel corrodes. The synthetic plastic nets create a hazard for other animals and are just another source of snags for fishermen. Tie some meat, like fresh chicken as bait into the center of the smaller hoop and throw it off a jetty. The popular crabbing jetty is the Sandblasting Jetty on Bullock Island, Lake Entrance. It has strong currents and is right in line with the lakes opening to the sea, so there are plenty of crabs lurking around. Just throw it far enough to clear any snagging the jetty might cause, wait a while and pull in the haul. Try other jetties, but be careful of your fellow fishermen who may not appreciate big nets being chucked in around their lines. Cooking crabs at Lakes Why not cook them on the spot as many accommodation providers don’t like you doing it on their premises. Surf Netting Buy a fish keeping net and a net used for landing fish (coarser netting though will mean less tangles). Put the meat (old fish heads or carcasses will do e.g. left over chicken) into the fish keeping net and take it a little way into the surf (waist deep is enough, do not go in too far – these waters

There's no shortage of gluten free options at Footbridge Fish & Chips. Fresh Seafood Homemade Chips Dimmys & Potato Cakes GLUTEN FREE AVAILABLE

Ph: (03) 5155 2253 19 Myer St, Lakes Entrance 3909

Fish A Fare Open 7 Days a Week - 11:00 AM Onwards

509 The Esplanade, Lakes Entrance, 3909

5155 4545

Regulations Penalities for illegal crabbing can be tough, don’t ignore them. Only 2 hoop nets per person (must have a fishing licence). Net must have owner’s name and address on an attached tag. No size limit, but each net owner can only keep 30 crabs max (throw back the little ones!).

are quite dangerous), such as at Lake Tyers, and drag it about on the bottom over a small area to attract the crabs toward you. Have your partner armed with a net, with a long handle about the length of a broom handle, (plus goggles help as well) to scoop up the crabs off the bottom. A third person with a bucket will speed things up. Rob Ward runs www.laketyersbeach. net.au, which he has created, maintained and dedicated to the community at Lake Tyers Beach and surrounding areas. It’s a great source for fishing and boating information, weather data, fishing tips, fish information, accommodation, local stories and free recreational activities just to name a few. Check it out. Rob also provides weather information 24/7 on the site from sensors mounted on the roof of his

Maximum net size is 50cm diameter hoops and 50cm for depth of the net. Yabby Pots or Opera House Nets are banned. Crabs cannot be sold, only commercially licensed fishermen can sell their catch.

Crabbing can be a great way to have a day out fishing at Lakes Entrance.

home. The service has been running for five years, providing locals with graphs of basic weather information such as wind speed, wind direction, temperature, rainfall and air pressure. It is not a prediction service, but a record of what has happened over the last 12 hours at Lake Tyers Beach. Fishermen and others can draw their own conclusions from the graphs.

Cooking crabs on the beach.

Riviera Backpackers Riviera Backpackers is situated on Cunninghamme Arm, part of the greater Gippsland Lakes. The perfect spot to unload your backpack, unwind from your travels and see the sights of Lakes Entrance. Being the only Backpackers Hostel in Lakes Entrance, Riviera Backpackers offers you a comfortable bed, cosy rooms, open plan Common Room, BBQ and Laundry facilities, all under one roof. With everything at your doorstep, you can wander across the road to Ninety Mile Beach and experience the beauty of untouched beaches and dunes. Or, hire a canoe and discover the length and breadth of the Gippsland Lakes.

Ph: (03) 5155 2444

669/671 Princes Hwy, Lakes Entrance 3909

Give Golf a Go This 18 hole championship course has been ranked in the top 100 public golf courses in Australia. Golf clubs, buggies and carts available for hire. Please call Golf Shop to check availability. Visitors Welcome

Lakes Entrance Golf Club

Ph: 5155 1431 www.lakesentrancegolf.com.au Golf Links Road, Lakes Entrance 3909

Griffiths Shell Museum & Marine Display

(03) 5155 1538 coralieg@westnet.com.au 125 Esplanade, Lakes Entrance 3909

Established in 1962. We are one of Australias largest displays of Natural Marine Life World-wide. Featuring over 90,000 items, we display a 10 metre coral reef, Aquariums, Model Railway room and a huge gift shop featuring shell and ocean gifts to suit all ages and pockets.

Cantonese style cuisine overlooking the majestic Western Boat Harbour, Lakes Entrance.

An abundance of local seafood, produce and wine.

Floating Dragon

Dinner - Tuesday to Sunday from 6:00pm. Yum-Cha served Sundays from Noon till 2:00pm

www.floatingdragon.com.au 160 Esplanade, Western Boat Harbour, Lakes Entrance

d icense L y l l u F O) (no BY

For Reservations

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Wishing you were Fishing? EAST Gippsland offers excellent fishing for those with a rod and reel, and in season you can catch a feed of prawns or go crabbing. Whether you dangle a line over the side of a boat, cast off a jetty or at Ninety Mile Beach, you are likely to bring in a catch. The Gippsland Lakes and river systems at Paynesville, Metung, Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers, Marlo, Bemm River, Tamboon, Gipsy Point, Mallacoota and many more locations can reward your efforts with bream, mullet, flathead, luderick and trevally. Surf fish for salmon, tailor, gummy shark, flathead and trevally along Ninety Mile Beach, the beautiful Cape Conran Coastal Park or the magnificent coastal wilderness of Croajingolong National Park. Offshore fishing for snapper, tuna or marlin provides a seasonal highend challenge and a number of offshore charters are available. A growing number of fishing competitions centre around East Gippsland such is the quality of the waterways and onshore facilities. East Gippsland Visitor Information Centres produce a weekly fishing report on Thursdays and is available online or at the centres at Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale.

The owner, Ross the Fish Whisperer, knows the ins and outs on where the fish are biting and which bait will reap the best rewards. Ross has years of local experience and is only too happy to pass on his know how to visitors. His fishing tips are anglers gold. Remember, recreational fishing requires a licence in Victoria. For further information, visit Victorian Department of Primary Industries website or purchase a licence from the Lakes Entrance or Bairnsdale Visitor Information Centres. For information about boat launching, tidal and lakes mooring information visit Gippsland Ports, or one of the East Gippy Visitor Centres.

Cooking Tip Cooking Flathead Flathead is best suited to cooking methods that maintain moisture such as poaching, steaming or baking. When grilling or barbecuing, it is best to use a marinade to lock in moisture and avoid it drying out. A simple marinade can be made by combining a lime juice, chopped coriander, garlic, a little olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper.

Above right: Flathead. Circled: Flathead Fillets with yoghurt tartare sauce from taste.com.au

Local Knowledge One of the best ways to get up an running as quickly as possible is to draw on local knowledge. Call into Riviera Bait Supply on the Esplanade if you are in Lakes Entrance to fish. Right: Ross, The Fish Whisperer

Kickback Cottages

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Relax in Lakes Entrance in comfortable Cottages.

Walking distance to shops, cafes & beaches. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom Cottages nestled in treelined park. BBQ & Entertainment area.

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One of Gippsland's top clubs, this spacious hub of activity is a great place to meet with friends, relax, or enjoy a truly special night out. The Lakes Sports and Community Club was formed in 2009 to support our local Associations and Sports Clubs. We are constantly improving the club, and provide regular financing to our numerous community and sports clubs in our region.

Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week Lunch 12pm till 2.30 pm Dinner 6.00 pm till 8.30 pm Monday - Saturday 10.00 am until late

38 Church St Lakes Entrance Vic 3909

Sunday 11.00 am until late

Tel: 03 5155 3500 Fax: 03 5155 4013

Public Holidays 11.00 am until late

manager@thelakes-scc.com.au


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Lakes Entrance News

t s a o c t s a E PLASTICS

Chris Reed 625 Princes Hwy, Bairnsdale VIC 3875 Ph: (03) 5152 6061 Fax: (03) 5153 1358 chris@eastcoastplastics.net.au

Suppliers of Acrylic & Polycarbonate Sheet Our Services Include: *Acrylic Sheet *Polycarbonate *Polyethylene *Seaboard *Light Diffuser *Polypropylene *Composite Panel *Corflute

*Colours & Tints *Cut to Size *Boat & Horse Float Windows *CNC Cutting *Cut-out Letters & Signage *Fabrication *Point of Sale *Acrylic Splashbacks

LAKES SLATE, TILES & CARPET CENTRE Whether you are building, renovating or just simple DIY projects, we have a team of professional tradesman available to confidently carry out all carpet, vinyl, blinds and tiling works. We also offer complimentary on-site colour and interior decorating advice, to help assist you in making the right decision when selecting colours and designs for all your floor and window covering needs. Trading Hours Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm Saturday: 8am - 12pm BILL MCGUINNESS Proprietor ABN: 57 608 024 199

Ph: (03) 5155 4402 Mob: 0417 543 082 lstcc@internode.on.net www.lakesslateandtile.com.au 2/48 Whiters St (Corner of Whiters & Don) Lakes Entrance VIC 3909

New Cafe in Lakes

THERE’S a new cafe on the scene in Lakes Entrance. Created with the help of some great local tradies, Deb’s Sandwich Shack is now serving up really, really fresh yummy food. A great selection of freshly made sandwiches, rolls and wraps are made to order and home made sausage rolls, cakes and freshly made roast pork rolls will tempt your taste buds. Deb’s new cafe is a must try for a quick bite on the run or to eat in at a more leisurely pace, enjoying the hospitality of Deb and her friendly staff. It’s a great new development for the town. Congratulations Deb.

Circled: Home made sausage rolls . Right: Deb’s Sandwich Shack is a fresh new cafe full of home made goodies.

Deb’s Sandwich Shack *Roast Pork Rolls *Homemade Sausage Rolls *Freshly Made Sandwishes, Rolls and Wraps *Junior Lunchboxes *Homemade Cakes *Teapot Tea *Cafe Mondiale Coffee *Hot Chips & Gravy

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Bruthen Blues Festival

Bruthen Inn Hotel

The Bruthen Inn is a great base for seeing around far East Gippsland Phone: 03 51575201 Fax: 03 51575209

14 Tambo Upper Rd Bruthen, 3885

Bruthen Quality Butchers Bruthen Quality Butchers is all about quality and locally grown products. All the beef comes of the Snowy River Flats in Jarrahmond, along with all the Lambs. We stock LaLonica Chicken which is hormone free and chemical free. Ocassionally we stock Venison from a farm on the Old Buchan Road and Goats from Heyfield. We cut and pack private stock at a low price of $1.05/kg in bags or $1.10/kg on trays with a $65 charge for the killing fee. Wanting your freezer full of prime quality beef but dont have your own stock? Come in store or give us a call for a quote and get your freezer full of the prime beef straight off the Snowy River Flats. Come in store and see all the Money saving value packs we have available along with all the great daily specails!

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www.cozucan.com.au Cozucan in Bruthen is the gateway to Snowfields and Alpine National Parks, just 15 minutes from BAIRNSDALE. Cozucan flats provide quick access to the East Gippsland Rail Trail, Walking and Horse Riding trails, Fishing on the Tambo River and four golf courses with in 45 minutes. Why stay with us COZUCAN.

Australia’s biggest little Blues Festival

Village Market

Fri 14th – Sun 16th February

THE 19th Annual Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival is set to showcase an amazing line-up of serious Blues musicians, a family-friendly atmosphere, a colourful market and plenty of kids activities this Feb. Leading the bill is Geoff Achison & the Soul Diggers, proponents of red hot blues and soul. A highly regarded singer, songwriter and guitarist, Geoff and his band present a show that is rich in blues history yet irresistibly danceable with heartfelt soul, rockin’ rhythms and contemporary, funky grooves. Other artists include Lachy Doly Group, Blues Mountain, The Fret Drifters (USA), Zevon & the Werewolves of Melbourne, Claude Hay, Hey Gringo, Salty Dog, Zucchini Clan, Nicki Moffat Band, First Tuesday Blues Club, Dirty Souls, Mark McCord & Friends, Matt Katsis, Cookies & Cream, and East Gippsland Brass band. The Festival Program kicks off with the Friday night Jam Competition, which is always popular. During the day on Saturday the shady Main Street Gardens will come alive with free music, buskers, market stalls and workshops. This year the Free Music Stage on Saturday 15th February will feature the competition final of the International Musicians Challenge, a music exchange with Southern

Oregon which will send Australian musicians to the USA to perform their music at a number of small festivals and venues. This is a fantastic opportunity for solos and duos to compete for an amazing experience. The other half of the exchange brings a duo from the USA, the Fret Drifters, to perform at the Bruthen Festival this year. On the Saturday night there are two venues to choose from, the laid back and family friendly Blues Cafe at the Hall, and the Big Blues Bash party at the Bruthen Inn Hotel. The free music and market continues on Sunday in the Main Street, along with the ever popular Duck Race on the Tambo River. The Festival winds up with the Blues Recovery on Sunday afternoon at the Bruthen Inn Hotel. The Full Festival Weekend Pass is only $70, and this gives you access to all venues and all workshops over the entire weekend. Workshops include; harmonica for beginners, ukulele for beginners, blues guitar and song writing workshops.

All weekend during the Blues Festival & 4th Sat of the month, 9am to 1pm An eclectic mix of fresh produce, plants, locally made goods, and bric-a-brac. Unique jewelry, organic teas, natural soap, local honey, preloved clothing, homemade crafts, local produce and more...

Food

Try the home baked goods from the market stalls or take a seat in the supper room for freshly made sandwiches, scones & great coffee

The Bruthen Bakery

has a wide range of breads and specialises in hearty pies, pasties, fine cakes, scrolls and slices. Drop in and see the friendly Bakery girls for coffee, a bite to eat and a good chin wag. They’re getting some great reviews on TripAdvisor, so it’s well worth a visit.

For more information, go to www.bruthenblues.org, email bruthenblues@yahoo.com.au, or follow us on Facebook

Above: Zevon & the Werewolves. Cover: Blues Mountain, Lachy Doly, Geoff Achison.


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GigPig

ADVERTISERS ALERT!

Festival season on my mind BY CHERRY PRIOR

BREAK out the picnic hamper and dust off the camping chairs, festival season is fast approaching. And the good news is, you don’t have to travel beyond Gippsland to get your fill. The season has kicked off with the Lyrebird Arts Council’s Summer of Soul Festival, held at picturesque Mossvale Park near Leongatha, with plenty of world-class acts. The Basics (featuring Wally De Backer, more commonly known as Gotye), American soul artist Lee Fields and his band The Expressions, and nine-piece soul band Clairy Brown and the Bangin’ Rackettes kept the joint jumping on the 4th of January. Upcoming Events For the first time, the Mingling Waters Music Festival, featuring local, indigenous and visiting artists, will be held on 18 and 19 January at the Mingling Waters Waterfront

Wilderness Retreat in Nowa Nowa.

The festival’s impressive line-up includes blues artist Fiona Boyes, Yolngu songstress Gambirra and the woman described as “possibly the blackest white woman since Janis Joplin”, Marisa Quigley. Other acts include Charlie Campbell, local bands The Dirty Souls, Twisted Hippies and The Pirates of Funk, plus the World Percussion Ensemble and the Nowa Nowa. The Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival, now in its 19th year, markets itself as the biggest little blues festival and is basically a big community party. Events and activities take place all weekend (14-16 February) and include a street parade, several music stages and activities for all ages. The Paynesville Music Festival is scheduled for 21-23 February and we hear it’s got something to suit everyone. The town’s major community event, it’s got all bases covered with a floating stage, performances in commercial venues and street busking.

The Boolarra Folk Festival, held in the township’s central parklands, takes place on 1 March and about 5000 people rock up every year for eight hours of music, eclectic market offerings, a healing tent, kids’ activities and more. The Boolarra Folk Festival is four-time winner of the Latrobe City Best Event People’s Choice awards.

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Jan Sat 18th & Sun 19th Mingling Waters Waterfront Wilderness Retreat, Nowa Nowa

The Inverloch Jazz Festival, now in its 21st year, takes advantage of the Labour Day public holiday, running for three days (7-10 March). It is expected to attract more than 3000 visitors and will feature dozens of bands in a variety of styles plus a grand parade and community picnic.

The Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival

The Fiddlehead Music Festival and Country Fair is held annually at the Yinnar Recreation Reserve, this year on 15 March and promises live music on the oval, market stalls and plenty of room for the kids to run around.

Inverloch Jazz Festival

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Feb Fri 14th & Sun 16th

Paynesville Music Festival

Feb Fri 21st & Sun 23rd

Boolarra Folk Festival Sat March 1st

Labour Day public holiday March Fri 7th to Mon 10th

Fiddlehead Music Festival and Country Fair

Some of the performers appearing at the Mingling Waters Festival in Nowa Now: L-R: Gambirra and Co., Fiona Boyes, Marisa Quigley.

Sat March 15th

Brides Guide

First Steps to planning a Bass Coast Wedding BY RENEE RICCI

Congratulations your engaged! Let the celebration’s begin.

Wedding Planning Tips

Choose a Theme

Save the Date

 Traditional – Classic White, princess dress,

 Announce your engagement to family & friends  Begin thinking about date, time, location for your

dream wedding  Will guests travel from interstate and overseas to

the wedding?  Consider the season, public holidays & work

commitments

The Guest list  How many guests are invited? Draw up a list include

all important family members  Set the budget – decide on who pays for what

Bridal Event at Old Dalyston Church & Deli Sunday 23rd March Bass Coast Bride invites you to our first Bridal Event! Old Dalyston Church and Deli 74 Glen Forbes Road, Dalyston Event Enquires: info@basscoastbride.com.au Phone Renee: 0412 335 960 More updates about this event in Gippslander’s February edition.

Planning a wedding is exciting and there’s lots to consider – finalising the guest list, keeping within budget and finding that dream venue. Organising your big event doesn’t need to be stressful! With so much to think about, take some of the stress out of the process and follow these basic steps to keep things relaxed and organised for a that perfect day!

What’s your style?

roses, horse & carriage, church ceremony & sit down reception  Nostalgic – Roaring 1940s, The Great Gatsby, Art Deco feathers & crystal chandelier  Destination – Bass Coast. Tie the knot with your closest friends and family present  Personal – May evoke where the couple first metcoastal beach wedding

Set the Date:

 Once you have a few dates, determined guest

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Travel Event

Strike off some more Bucket List Adventures in 2014 Flying Colours Travel Expo Indian Pacific. Plus Flying Colours has Wed 19th February – 1.30pm to 6pm, their own exclusive and very popular Sporting Legends, 233 York St, Sale ‘Gippsland Departures’.

THE 2014 Flying Colours Travel Expo is fast approaching and over 30 travel companies will be represented. The Expo has attracted an impressive list of Tour Operators with a wealth of travel knowledge, and they will all be on hand in mid February to chat and help you plan your dream holiday, whether it be Australia or an overseas destination. Cruising Event organiser, Jacqui Ingram says “European River Cruising is currently extremely popular, to the point that a lot of the operators already have their 2015 programs open for bookings. It may sound crazy planning that far in advance, but to secure the best deal and your preferred company and cabin grade, now is the time to start planning.” The Expo will have representatives from APT, Scenic, Viking and Avalon available on the day to discuss your plans. Asian River Cruises will also be represented by these operators. Jacqui says “Ocean Cruising is still growing in popularity and we are seeing more ships coming down to Australia. We are very excited to have P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean and a representative from Worldwide Cruise Centres joining the show. Worldwide Cruise centres represent more then 50 different cruise companies throughout the world.” Rail Railplus will be at the show speaking to potential travellers about train travel options throughout the world. The Australian rail travel experts Great Southern Rail will also be there to discuss the ever popular Ghan and

Drive Jaqui explains that independent travellers should talk to Driveaway Holidays who specialise in Campervans, Peugeot Leasing, Motor Bike and Car Hire as they still have some great Early Bird deals available. This can be teamed up with independent arrangements with Creative or Qantas Holidays who cover all of Europe, or if you are interested in Italy why not speak to the Italy specialist from CIT. Coach “Experts from major coach operators APT Tours, Globus/Cosmos, Scenic Tours, Trafalgar Tours, Swagman, Helen Wong, Wide Eyed Tours, Grand Pacific, Peregrine and Sundowners will be in attendance. Whether you are looking for a tour through Australia, Europe, Canada, United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, the USA or South America you will find a specialist at the Expo who will be able to assist you,” says Jaqui. Adventure Younger travellers and the adventurous will find Sundowners, Peregrine or Geckos Tours very informative. They can take you almost anywhere in the world, while India, Asia and the Pacific will be represented by InterAsia, Venture Tours, Freestyle Holidays, Island Escapes and Qantas Holidays. Africa can be discussed with the real experts from Swagman Tours and African Safari company. Australia and New Zealand Australian specialists Sunlover Holidays has been leading the way in Australian travel for over 30 years. Proudly Australian owned, they pride

About Flying Colors

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he Flying Colours team, with a well earned reputation for being both friendly and professional, are constantly furthering their travel knowledge with extensive training programs. Travelling to destinations within Australia and overseas to check hotel rooms and services, gaining first hand experience of the tours and utilising the local trains and buses is all done to ensure that when they discuss your holiday plans with you they are imparting the most up to date information about your chosen destination. Of course to get to these destinations the team use many different airlines, cruise companies and trains, both within Australia

and overseas and are able to offer invaluable information about seats, cabins and rooms. Add to this their extensive itineraries and documentation presented prior to departing on your holiday, an amazing range of suitcases, travel bags and document holders, advice on the best way to manage your travel money with instant issue of Travelex Foreign Currency cards and if needed a 24 hour local contact and you are in good hands.

themselves at being the Australian holiday experts who have the widest range of options available at the most competitive prices. Spirit of Tasmania will also have their latest deals and specials available to discuss. New Zealand will be represented by Kirra Tours, Qantas Holidays and Grand Pacific Coach tours. Resolve to make 2014 your year of great adventure and strike another one off the bucket list. The Flying Colours Expo is a fabulous opportunity to do some in-depth research and talk to real people who are experts in their fields. Top: Panorama of the Halong Bay in Vietnam. Above: Budapest, Hungary – Viking Odin river cruise. Left: Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas. Front cover: Thailand & India tours with Peregrine.

Flying Colours Travel has been established for more then 23 years. Now part of the Magellan Group and a member of Cruiseco. Our moto of “Experience our Experience” is very important to our Agency as we want to ensure that all your travel needs are taken care of. Everything from your flights, accommodation, cruise, tours, travel insurance along with advice and foreign currency. We may even have a suitcase or travel bag to round up the full service that we offer you our clients. Our quarterly newsletter can be found on the website listing all the latest news and travel deals. All staff are kept updated on current airfares and specials so contact us now for any of your travel needs.

“Experience our Experience” Contact Flying Colours Travel at 83 Cunninghame Street in Sale, Phone 5144 3199.

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Neerim Show

Huge Australia Day Show Main Festival – Sunday 26 Jan Neerim Recreation Reserve

THE Neerim District Country Show has been a successful agricultural and horticultural show for 97 years now. As a major event for the district, it creates a hive of activity within the local community and is a great way for visitors to get a real taste of the country. This year’s show features country music by the Alan Tatlow band, Trickz Trails Entertainment Stunt Bike

show, Picco the clown goes whip cracking Australiana style, the Victorian Title wood chopping events and the ever popular VASA Dog High Jump, plus there’ll be major steam engine, vintage car and truck displays, beaut utes, a two ring circus and show jumping, local farm produce exhibits, show personalities, carnival rides, show bags, kids pavilion with face painting and pot a plant, trade stalls and much more. With a strong family and kid focus, the Show provides a

great opportunity for children to demonstrate and try new skills in a friendly environment. The local community will also display their talents in various exhibitions such as garden and farm produce, floral presentations, art and craft and needlework. Children will be encouraged to present their individual art drawings for display and participate in

Neerim South Milk Bar

A thriving business in a fast growing town in Neerim South just 11/4 hours from Melbourne & 15 minutes from Warragul & Freeway. The Neerim South Milk Bar/News Agency/Takeaway has been established for over 40 years, this business has a well-known local & tourist cliental. Main stop before state forest trail rides and the snow fields. The business has been relocated in new premises just 4 years ago with all modern equipment fully air conditioned & under full video surveillance

Proudly Supporting The Neerim Show (03) 5628 1454 133 Main Neerim Rd Neerim South 3831 Neerim District Agricultural & Horticultural Society Inc. Presents the97th Australian Day Spectacular

NEERIM DISTRICT COUNTRY SHOW

What’s On...

the show personality event that is part of the festival. The aim of these junior programs is to help develop their confidence and communication skills in front of an audience. The show also provides a great opportunity for local groups such as the Local Scouts, Guides, the Lions Club, CFA, The Red Cross, the Neerim district Pony Club and Land Care to promote their activities and raise funds for their organisations.

HALL: 1pm – Show Personality & VASA Junior Show Ambassador

Above: There will be a variety of exhibitions including the Preserves competition. Left circled: Face painting in the kids pavilion. Bottom left: VASA Dog High Jump. Below: Fairy Floss, always a show favourite. Right: Get a silly Balloon Hat for Australia Day.

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE: 11am – Entertainment by Picco the Clown 11.30am – Opening of the show 12 noon – Entertainment by Centreville Band 1pm – SHORT BREAK 1.30pm – Entertainment by Picco the Clown 2pm – Entertainment by Centreville Band 3pm – Entertainment by Picco the Clown You will also find Picco around the grounds during the day ACTIVITIES AREA: 10.30am – Pet Parade 11am – Whip Industries Motorbike Stunt Show 12 noon – Alex Scott & Staff Dog High Jump 1pm – Whip Industries Motorbike Stunt Show 2.30pm – Whip Industries Motorbike Stunt Show 3.30pm Grand Parade HR ENGLISH PAVILION: 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm FREE kids Bubble Muffin Cooking show (Requires 2025 kids participating at each show) ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY: ● Woodchop ● Ute Classes ● Mini Goat classes ● Traditional Blacksmith demonstrations ● Vintage tractor pull

NEERIM DISTRICT COUNTRY SHOW SUNDAY THE 26TH OF JANUARY PROGRAM HALL: Show Personality & VASA Junior Show Ambassador - 12.00

SUNDAY 26th of JANUARY 2014

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE: Entertainment by the Alan Tatlow Band - 10.30 Opening of the show - 11.30 Entertainment by Keith Wilkinson - 12.00 Entertainment by Picco the Clown (goes whip cracking- Australiana) - 12.30 Entertainment by the Alan Tatlow Band - 1.00 Entertainment by Keith Wilkinson - 2.00 Entertainment by Picco the Clown (goes whip cracking- Australiana) - 2.30

SATURDAY 7TH OF DECEMBER 2013

YOU WILL ALSO FIND PICCO AND KEITH AROUND THE GROUNDS DURING THE DAY

NEERIM RECREATION RESERVE

Main Festival Horse Show

Vintage Tractor Pull & Lawnmower racing comps.

Trickz Trails Entertainment Stunt Bike show CLOSING DATESHORSE ENTRIES CLOSE - COB Friday 29th of November 2013 (entries on the day, double entry fee EXCEPT Pony Club/ Fun /HRCAV rings) PHOTOGRAPHY (ONLY) – COB Friday 17TH of January 2014 ENTRIES TABLED- All Pavilion entries tabled Saturday- 25th January between 9.30-11.30 o’clock @ Neerim Recreation Reserve PROGRAMS & ENTRY FORMS- www.neerimdistrictcountryshow.com ENQUIRES: 5628 4384

ACTIVITIES AREA: Tim Coleman Motorbike Stunt Show - 11.00 Alex Scott & Staff Dog High Jump - 12.00 Tim Coleman Motorbike Stunt Show - 1.00 Tim Coleman Motorbike Stunt Show - 2.30 Grand Parade - 3.30 HR ENGLISH PAVILION FREE Kids Bubble Muffin Cooking Show (Requires 20-25 kids participating at each show) 11.30, 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 ACTIVITIES TROUGHOUT THE DAY: Wood Chop Traditional Blacksmith Demonstrations Vintage Tractor Pull Lawn Mower Racing


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Regional Travel Phone: 56581111 Or 0431 684 981 info@sgr.org.au www.sgr.org.au Travel on board historic railway carriages on a winding journey through the rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges. It’s a leisurely and relaxed way to view and experience our beautiful countryside without the stress of tailgaters wanting you to hurry up. The train passes through some unique places such as the forested Alsop’s Creek gully and Hilda Falls. Visitors may tour the heritage listed station at Korumburra including the John Nolan Museum. Journeys start at the heritage listed Korumburra Station, and head north and south for return trips to both Leongatha and Nyora, giving you time to see and experience the towns, have a coffee or a picnic and then return to Korumburra by train. Train trips begin at 11:00 am from Korumburra every Sunday, Queen’s Birthday holiday and also on Wednesdays during school holidays. S.G.R. also offers: Train Charters for sight-seeing groups, birthday parties or other functions; Dream Come True experiences (where you get to drive the train), Function Room Hire and Murder Mystery Trains.


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Explore our Parks PARKS Victoria’s Summer By The Sea programme is a great way to discover Victoria’s coastal environments with Parks Vic Discovery talks and activities for all ages. This summer Parks Victoria rangers are delivering over 170 guided activities. 8 January 11am to 1pm Rockpool Ramble Bunurong , Inverloch 2.30pm to 4pm Seagrass Discovery Corner Inlet Marine and Coastal Park, Port Welshpool 10am to 12.30pm Lakes Environment Boat Tour Gippsland Lakes, Lakes Entrance 8.30pm to 10pm Spotlight Walk Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, Lake Tyers 10am to 12pm Fish Right with Fishcare Raymond Island 10am to 11.30am Rockpool Ramble Walkerville 9 January 2014 11.30am to 1pm Rockpool Ramble Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Walkerville 10am to 12pm Fish Right with Fishcare Lakes Entrance 1pm to 3pm Dinosaur Dig Kilcunda 1pm to 3pm Geology Rocks Kilcunda 10 January 2014 12pm to 1.30pm Rockpool Ramble Bunurong Marine National Park, Inverloch

Outdoors

Make sure you book ahead as they can fill up fast. Most activities are free and are also run in parks in forests, mountains, caves and historic buildings. See more at www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/learning-anddiscovery/family-activities

Discovery Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Venus Bay 15 January 2014 10am to 12.30pm Lakes Environment Boat Tour Gippsland Lakes, Lakes Entrance 8.30pm to 10pm Spotlight Walk Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, Lake Tyers 2pm to 3.30pm Beachcombing Discovery Ninety Mile Beach Marine National Park, Seaspray 2pm to 4pm Geology Rocks Cape Conran 16 January 2014 2pm to 4pm Geology Rocks Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, Lake Tyers 7.30pm to 9pm Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary Film and Photography Night Lake Tyers 18 January 2014 10am to 12pm Nature Walk Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, Lake Tyers 7.30pm to 9pm Twilight Rockpool Ramble Walkerville 20 January 2014 10am to 12pm Geology Rocks Cape Liptrap Coastal Park,

10am to 12pm Fish Right with Fishcare Metung 1pm to 3pm Geology Rocks San Remo 11 January 2014 11am to 1pm Dinosaur Dig Bunurong , Inverloch 2pm to 4pm Dinosaur Dig Bunurong , Inverloch 10am to 12pm Nature Walk Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, Lake Tyers 12 January 2014 12.30pm to 2.30pm Dinosaur Dig Bunurong , Inverloch 3pm to 5pm Geology Rocks Bunurong , Cape Paterson 3pm to 5pm Rockpool Ramble Bunurong , Inverloch 7.30pm to 9pm Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary Film and Photography Night Cape Conran 13 January 2014 7.30pm to 9pm Beware Reef Marine Sanctuary Film And Photography Night Mallacoota 3pm to 5pm Geology Rocks Phillip Island 14 January 2014 2pm to 3.30pm Beachcombing

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Health

To coin a phrase, Name That Point... Name That Point is a new and innovative Victorian Government and VicHealth campaign designed to spark a frank and open discussion about alcohol consumption levels.

Running across the summer months, the Name That Point campaign invites Victorians to win $5,000 by naming the point at which clear thinking turns into more drinking, headaches, empty wallets – and worse. Weekly winners will share in cash prizes and an overall winner will be announced at the end of summer. While aimed at young people aged between 16 and 29 years, all Victorians are invited to Name That Point and discuss alcohol and its place in our wider community online, at www.namethatpoint. com and www.facebook.com/ namethatpoint

Victorian Coalition Government has provided VicHealth with $2.6 million to develop and run an alcohol cultural change project, which is a key initiative of the government’s Reducing the alcohol and drug toll: Victoria’s plan 2013-2017. The Name That Point campaign is the first phase of the project and the learnings from this phase will help inform phase two later in 2014. “Alcohol is widely promoted and available in our community, and many young people grow up believing that drinking excessively is a rite of passage. Having a drink or two is fine, but at times drunkenness is condoned – and sometimes even elevated to hero status,” MsWooldridge said. “Name That Point isn’t about telling people what to do or

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how to run their lives. It actually invites Victorians to tell us how they’d like our community’s relationship with alcohol to change. And we know that we’re ready for a change: a 2013 Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education national poll found that 75 per cent of Australians believe we have a problem with excessive drinking. “It’s about having an open and honest discussion about levels of alcohol consumption and informing people so that they can make an informed choice about their drinking.”

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The Name That Point campaign will give young Victorians a space and an opportunity to have an honest conversation about how alcohol affects them personally and what they think society and their generation should do about it.

If there is conflict with family or friends, some people may be tempted to seek escape by taking to the local pub or poker machine venue.

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Name That Point is a fun way for young Victorians to share their thoughts on what role they think alcohol plays in our culture. The online tools pose questions and talking points, display videos and allow visitors to share their contributions.

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“Feeling reckless while gambling is never a good thing, as people are more willing to take bigger risks which can mean bigger financial losses.” Ms Brock said if people were getting into financial difficulties with betting, it is better to seek help sooner rather than later. “LCHS operates a Gambler’s Help service across the region. These services include our financial counsellors who can help with budgeting and managing any debts incurred,” she said.

The holiday season can propel some to escapism through gambling.

“They can also help families who are affected by someone’s gambling problem.” Ms Brock said people should always remember to gamble responsibly. “Gambling is meant for entertainment, not gain,” she said. “It is tempting to try and ‘earn’ money spent over the holidays back by gambling, but often this ends up being more expensive than you would expect.” Gambler’s Help services available through Latrobe Community Heath Service are free and completely confidential. Anyone wishing to discuss a gambling problem should contact Counselling Services at LCHS on 1800 242 696.

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January in the vegie patch

Left: Continue to sow bush (French) beans.

MONTHLY JOBS

Vegetables should be romping along by now. If you are just starting out January is a good month as the days are warm and sunny and the nights are normally warmer, giving us good growing conditions.

FURTHER NOTES Seed of parsley, radishes, silver beet and carrots can be sown any time. Check carrot varieties for the most suitable one to sow for January. Carrot seed is best sown mixed with pepper as ants love it and what might look like poor germination is more likely to be ‘stolen’ seed! Mildew can be a problem on pumpkins, zucchinis, cucumbers, etc. at this time of the year. Many organic growers use a spray of 10%

milk in water. I can’t vouch for it as I haven’t tried it, but it is very cheap to make. An open, sunny spot is a good prevention method, otherwise us a fungicide. The ubiquitous white butterflies always know where to find your cabbages, cauli’s, etc. Planting ‘daisy’ type plants in and your vegies is a good practice as the daisies will be good host plants for tiny predatory wasps that will parasitise the caterpillars. They are also good host plants for ladybirds whose larvae can

1st WEEK

eat up to 60 aphids in a day! Caterpillars can also be controlled with ‘Dipel’. This is a bacteria spray that is death to caterpillars but is harmless to birds, animals and us humans. If you only have a few susceptible plants you could cover them with fine mesh netting or an old net curtain. Hold the netting away from the plants with a few small sticks so the butterflies can’t lay their eggs through the mesh. Weigh it down at the edges with some soil or stones. Maintaining consistent moisture

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in the soil is very important at this time of the year as irregular watering will lead to stunted growth and conditions such as ‘blossom end rot’ on tomatoes. Blossom end rot is characterized by black patches on the base of the tomato which expand before rot sets in. Good soakings at the roots are far better than light sprinklings as they encourage deeper root growth and the plants will be stronger. The humidity from overhead watering also encourages mildew. The best way to conserve water is by mulching. Lawn clippings, leaves, straw are common mulching materials. Some less common but just as effective materials include: hessian sacks, boards laid down each side of the row, jeans (split in half), old T-shirts and towels, etc. Anything that can cover the soil to reduce evaporation can be used. Avoid plastic and metal. Mulches made from old clothes, etc will rot and become food for the soil. Deep watering and good mulching are important if you are going away for a few days at this time of the year If you have particular questions about food growing you can email me at info@ezy-gro.com or fax me on (03) 5127 5671. I will respond within 24 hours during weekdays and on Monday morning for weekend enquiries. I’m sorry I can’t take phone calls (as much as I’d like to).

 Plant seedlings of Brussels Sprouts  Continue to sow bush (French) beans  Sow lettuce seed  Sow Brassicas such as: cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli

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 Sow swede turnips  Plant seedlings of early maturing cabbages and cauliflowers

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 Sow more bush (French) beans  Sow lettuce  Sow beetroot

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 Prepare a spot for the brassica seedlings to be planted into  Sow more beans if desired. This would be your last chance in southern areas  Work old manure or compost into vacant areas ready for autumn plantings

CODDLING MOTH Q. Could you give me the recipe for codling moth traps? A.”In a small jar (small Vegemite jar size is ideal) put 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of treacle. Top the jar up with water, place in an old onion bag, and hang as high as possible in the apple tree. I have done this for years and the only time I had codling moth was when I was away for a month and the jar dried out. It really works. I put them up when the first sign of flowers appear.” Another method for dealing to codling moth. “I tried an ‘old gardeners’ remedy and I’m repeating the dose this year as it appears to have been 100% effective. I wrapped a 10cm wide bandage of ‘retired’ wind-break cloth around the trunk and completely smothered this in automobile grease (insoluble). I tried it on two trees, one large, one small, and as I say, as far as I could tell it was 100% effective.” You must, however, remove the greased band and burn it before spring, or all you’ve done is construct a lovely cosy winter hotel for the bugs to breed in.

Codling Moth, their larva being the common apple worm or maggot.

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Home & Garden

Setting up a Community Garden THE Community Based Gardening Project commenced in July 2010, 16 months after the tragic 2009 bushfires. It was designed to provide a lasting contribution by helping Victorian communities to rebuild and regenerate through sustainable gardening activities. Out of this process the Community Gardening Manual has evolved, it has been written to assist individuals and groups planning to set up a community garden or POD food growing space. The material included and suggestions made are based upon the experiences of eleven regional Victorian communities who have each been involved in a Community Based Gardening Project between 2010 and 2013. The communities are Beechworth, Jindivick, Toolangi and Castella, Yackandandah, Yinnar, Callignee POD, Clonbinane POD, Dixons Creek POD, St Andrews POD, Yarra Glen POD, Yea POD. POD is an acronym for Productive, Organic and Diverse, see below. The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust and Sustainable Gardening Australia have put the guide together with the help of many. Here’s just a small

Individual Plot Community Gardens

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sample of this fantastic project’s outcomes and new knowledge base. You can download it at www.sgaonline.org.au/ community-gardening

Communally Run Community Gardens It is not always necessary or even desirable for community gardens to be divided up into individual plots. If community members have ample sized gardens of their own they may simply want to spend time gardening with like-minded people, who share the same values and love of producing food. These gardens generally have large plots that are managed communally or are perhaps allocated to groups for short periods or certain objectives. Participants in communally run gardens could be: • Local kindergartens or primary schools who want to run outdoor gardening activities for terms 2 and 3, without the responsibility of managing the plots over summer • Local health services who want to run short courses on

health and nutrition • Local apiarists who want to place their hives in the garden for their bees to forage • Local gardeners who want to meet and share skills and knowledge • Local sustainability groups who perhaps want to set up a seed savers’ network, food swap or farmers’ market • Local food banks who want to grow fresh food for their community kitchen and

soup vans • Experimental gardeners who want to trial new ideas and unusual plant varieties. It is possible for all of these activities to be accommodated in a communally run garden as long as they fit in with the intent and purpose of the garden. The governance and management structures need to be in place from the onset so that the basis upon which the garden is being run is clear and consistent and does not cause acrimony and confusion.

Right: Communally Run Community Gardens can be allocated to groups for short periods or certain objectives.

POD* Community Food Spaces For many communities, having a fully fledged community garden is the Holy Grail. However, many more communities recognise that they neither have the space, the resources nor the capacity to launch directly into a full scale community garden project. Under the banner of this project, we worked with six communities to establish small POD community food spaces that encompassed: • Composting areas • Raised garden beds • A mini orchard with fruit trees, vines and berries, if appropriate. These communities will continue to base their community gardening activities and workshops around their

POD community food space and perhaps sometime in the future, will be able to expand and increase their growing capacity. Right: POD is an acronym for Productive, Organic and Diverse.

The POD gardens are also a great way to set up community food spaces in a temporary location that can be moved later if needed.

Plot or allotment based community gardens are traditionally found in high density urban areas where people have limited access to a traditional backyard, or even a courtyard or balcony. Local government, a local church or some other community group may allocate a suitable area of land to establish a community garden. This land is then divided up into small plots with each plot allocated to an individual gardener. Usually there are long waiting lists of people hoping to acquire a garden plot. It is usual for an annual fee to be charged to cover expenses such as insurances and

the maintenance of common areas i.e. fences and sheds. Plot holders cultivate their own plots autonomously but may also be required to participate in communal activities that maintain common areas. Management of the garden is overseen by a committee drawn from plot holders. More recently, these plot style gardens are being accessed by people who have backyards or gardens. Generally these newer plot holders are hoping to learn the skills of food growing from more experienced gardeners, perhaps enabling them to expand the growing opportunities in their own gardens.

Above: Plot or allotment based community gardens are usually found in higher density urban environments.

Nancy’s Notes Howdy Folks! Hope ya’ll are having a fabulous January. Wow! The weather is certainly aiding and abetting a host of pests and diseases in the garden this season! Codling Moth, Woolly Aphid, Bacterial Canifer and Blossom End Rot just to name a few. Sometimes we know what the problem is and how to treat it. Other times we don’t. This is when your nursery man may be able to assist you. There are a few things you can do before you go to your local garden shop. 1st- in the case of trees and shrubs, have a seriously good look at the ailing plants. Does the trunk look healthy? Perhaps you could take a few photos. 2nd- a 200 gram soil sample taken at the drip line and parallel to the feeder roots will assist with P.H and drainage problems. 3rd – gather together leaves, 20cm stems, flowers, fruit and roots. Place them gently into sealed plastic bags (so as not to disturb any tiny critters) now off to your nursery and don’t put your collection on the dash board. If your sick plant is a veggie or small plant, perhaps you could dig out one whole specimen. Anyway, with the exception of the soil sample, this same process also aids in plant identification. So don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’ve sealed your sample bags, so your nursery won’t have to worry, and will be able to help you solve those pesky pest and I.D problems.

Happy Gardening Cheers Nancy


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DOG MAGNETS If you want to spoil your dog or find that perfect gift, then Dog Magnets has the products for! Dog Magnets sell a range of lavender and tea tree scented flea shampoo’s, flea sprays and insect repellents. We make gourmet biscuits which are perfect for training treats, vegetable & rice kibble and have “Doggie bags”.

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Educating East Gippsland on everything to do with Dogs

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‘Oscar’s Law’

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Treat your Dog to our fabulous ‘Canine Cuisine’ treats!

Basic First Aid Kits Pack fits in your handbag or glove box. A great present, and a must have, for first time dog owners!

Healing Balm Assists with eczema, dermatitis flea/insect bites and skin rashes from grass seeds.

Is your dog in love? IS he ready to embark in holy matrimony? Why not throw the couple a wedding! Dog Magnets Caters for dog weddings and dog parties. We have a range of packages to suit your dog and his guests, including “Thank You” doggie bags. We can even organise the celebrant!

Are your animals irritated by flies and insects, would you like a natural alternative? Dog Magnets insect spray is suitable for horses and goats too! This tried and tested product is becoming increasingly popular. Your pet will benefit in many ways from using this spray. Antiseptic properties from the oils will help repair broken skin. Not only will this spray deter flies and insects, it will leave your pet feeling calm and relaxed. Only $8.00!

Coming soon “Tail Tales Magazine” East Gippsland’s first dog lifestyle magazine will be distributed through the Gippslander reaching 20,000 people! Full of local stories and promoting responsible pet ownership and wellbeing. IF YOU’RE A DOGGIE BUSINESS AND WOULD LIKE TO GET GREAT EXPOSURE BY ADVERTISING ON OUR DOG PAGE IN THE GIPPSLANDER, PLEASE CALL SHANI ON 0400 497 188 TO FIND OUT A DEAL THAT SUITS YOU.

Park near a tree or near a post in the shade and tie your dog up. Give him enough rope so he can easily lie down in the shade under a tree or under the car.

Keeping your dog cool is vital in the hot summer weather. Dogs can overheat quickly if precautions are not taken. Heat stroke, sunstroke and dehydration are some of the hazards caused by the sun that are deadly to your dog.

If you have to take your dog out in the car over the summer months, make sure your errands are quick ones and you have water for him.

Follow these tips to ensure your dog copes with the heat.

Signs of heat stress are: anxiety, vomiting, loss of appetite, profuse panting, skin is warm and dry, lethargy, failing to respond to commands and physically collapsing. If you think your dog is suffering from the summer heat, call your vet immediately.

Leave exercise and training till the morning or late evenings, its much cooler for both parties! There are many products on the market that help keep your dog cool and protect them from the sun. You can buy cooling vests and cooling beds, sunscreen and even “booties”. Hair trimmed: Dogs control their temperature through Booties are best for dogs who have no lawns and/or walk on hot their feet, if your dog has a long coat, trim his paws. If pavements. your dog has a short coat you can wet their paws and But the most important summer tip is.. under their stomachs to help cool them down. NVER EVER LEAVE YOUR DOG IN THE CAR! Make sure your dog can have access to inside your It’s not just dangerous, it can get you into a lot of trouble! house. Dog’s temperatures can rise quickly if left in the car. If you can’t Water: Make sure your dog’s water bowl is in a shady leave your dog at home or with a friend and you have to take area to keep it fresh and cool. Move the bowl around your dog on errands with you, then either: the yard following the shade if need be. Ice blocks small or large are a great cool treat you can put in their water Take a friend, who can sit in the car with the dog. Leave the car running with the air conditioning on. bowl.


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Gippsland Market News

BASS COAST

Cowes Market Sundays 9am-1pm 225 Settlement Rd, Cowes Contact 0422 749 964 Churchill Island Market 4th Sat of month, 8am to 1pm Churchill Island Visitor Centre, Phillip Island Contact 5664 0096 Wonthaggi Rotary Market 2nd Sun of month, 8am to 1pm Mcbride Ave, Wonthaggi Contact 5672 5204 Grantville Market 8am-2pm, (ex. Sun before Xmas) Grantville Recreation Reserve

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Drouin Craft & Produce 3rd Sat of month, 8am-12.30pm Civic Park, Drouin Contact 5625 3360 Jindivick Craft & Produce 1st Sat of month, 9am-1pm 1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick Contact 5628 5227 Koowee Community Market 1st Sun of month, 8am-1.30pm Koo Wee Rup Community Centre, Cochrane Park Contact 0428 971 071 Longwarry Fire Brigade Market 1st Sun of month, 8am-1pm (March to December) Bennett St, Longwarry Contact 0419 158 946 Rokeby Community Market 2nd Sat of month, 8am-1pm (September to May) Main Road, Rokeby Contact 5626 8523 Toora market 2nd Sun of month Jetty Rd, Toora

Contact 5688 1237 Warragul Arts Market 3rd Sat of month (October to March), 10am-2pm Civic Park, Albert Street Contact 5626 7045 Warragul Farmers’ Market 3rd Sat of the month, 8.30am-1pm Civic Park, Civic Place, Warragul Contact Erika 0425 259 177 www.facebook.com/ warragulfarmersmarket Warragul Lapidary Club “Gem Show” January 18th & 19th Yarragon Hall Contact: 5625 5920 Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Market 4th Sat of the month, 9am-2pm Yarragon Public Hall Campbell St, Yarragon Contact 5634 2209

EAST GIPPSLAND

Bairnsdale Farmers Market 1st Sat of month, 8am-12pm Secondary College Oval, McKean St, Bairnsdale Contact 5156 9342 Bairnsdale Uniting Church Car & Boot Market 3rd Sat of month, 8.30-11.am Great Alpine Road, Lucknow Bruthen Village Market 4th Sat of month, 9am-2pm Bruthen Mechanics Hall Main Street, Bruthen Contact 5157 5665 Johnsonville Community Market 1st Sat of month Johnsonville Hall Contact 5156 4162 Lakes Surf Club Market 1st Sun of month, 9am-3pm

Foreshore Rotunda, Lakes Entrance Contact 0407 098 805 Lucknow Market 4th Sun of month, 8am-2pm Howitt Park, Lucknow Contact 5152 4662 Mallacoota Artisans and Produce Market 1st Saturday Mudbrick Building, Develling Drive, Mallacoota Contact 0422 988 890 Metung Farmers Market 2nd Sat of month, 9am-1pm Village Green, Metung Contact 0458 431 844 Paynesville Lions Club Market 2nd Sun of month, 8am-1pm Gilsenan Reserve, P’ville Contact 0400 327 526

LATROBE

Latrobe Country Market Every Sun, 8.30am-1.30pm Latrobe Road, Morwell Contact 0407 532 957 Old Gippstown Market - Moe 3rd Sat of month 8am-2pm Old Gippstown Heritage Park Contact 5127 3082 REH Cork Club Craft Market 2nd Saturday of month (Sept to May) Kay Street Gardens, Traralgon Contact 0487 342 675 Traralgon Farmers Market 4th Sat of month, 8am-1pm Kay Street Gardens Contact 0409 232 715

SOUTH GIPPSLAND Coal Creek Farmers Market 2nd Sat of month, 8am-12.30pm Coal Creek Community Park Korumburra

Contact 0459 629 000 Foster (Prom Country) Farmers Market 3rd Sat of month, 8am-12pm Foster Showgrounds, Foster Contact 0407 543 371 Inverloch Farmers Market 3rd Sun of month, 8am-1pm The Glade, Inverloch Contact 5664 0096 Jumbunna Bush Market 1st Sun of month, 8.30am-1pm The Main Hall, Jumbunna Contact 5657 3253 Kongwak Market Sundays 10am-2.30pm (exc. Sun before Xmas) Korumburra-Wonthaggi Rd, Kongwak Contact 0417 142 478 Koonwarra Farmers Market 1st Sat of month, 8am-12.30pm Memorial Park, Koonwarra Contact 0408 619 182

WELLINGTON

Cobb & Co Stables Markets Every Saturday is Trash and Treasure Market Day Clear out your house and garage or come and find a treasure... Makers Market 2nd Sat of month, 9am-1pm Genuine Gippsland Handmade Contact Mark 0408 057 772 www.cobbandcomarket.com.au Heyfield Market 1st Sat of month from 8am John Greaves Memorial Park, Temple St, Heyfield Contact 5148 2780 Maffra Variety & Farmers Market 1st Sun of month, 9am-1pm Contact 0408 057 772 Rosedale Community Market 2nd Sun of month, 7.30am-1.30pm Prince St Park, Rosedale

Contact 5199 2709 Sale Charity Market 3rd Sun of month, 7am-1pm Thompson River Canal Reserve, Sale Contact 5144 1258 Sale Producers Market 3rd Sat of month, 8am-1pm at the showgrounds. Over winter is indoors in the horse pavilion. All home grown, handmade produce – no re-sellers. Stratford Variety & Farmers Market 4th Sun of month, 9am-1pm Memorial Park, Princes Highway Stratford Contact 0408 057 772 Yarram Variety Market 1st Sun of month, 8am-1pm Guide/Scout Hall Cnr Church Rd & Sth Gipp Hwy Contact 5182 6995

Loch Village Market 2nd Sun of month, 9am to 1pm (October to April) Railway Siding, Loch Contact 5659 0212 Mirboo Nth Market Last Sat of month, 8am-2pm Baromi Park, Mirboo Nth Contact 5668 2465 Promontory Home Produce & Craft Market Sun: 3/11, 8/12, 29/12 2013, Sun: 26/1, 9/3, 19/4 2014. 8am-2pm Foster Showgrounds, Foster Contact 5682 2654 Venus Bay Twilight Markets 3rd Sun in Dec & three Sundays in Jan, 4pm to 9pm Community Centre, Canterbury Rd Contact 5663 7657

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