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Snow-Train steams into Gippsland Baw Baw Shire Council is providing support to Steamrail Gippsland for the upcoming Snow-Train visit to Gippsland. On 22 July a fully re- this trip will act as a catalyst stored vintage train will for many more visits.” journey from Melbourne to The train departs from Traralgon. On this excur- and returns to Southern sion it will have a club car Cross (Spencer Street) Stapart-sponsored by Baw Baw tion and picks up and sets Shire Council. This club car down at selected suburban will host representatives stations. from Jindi Cheese, Wild Once the suburbs are Dog Winery, and a number lost in a trail of steam and of other Baw Baw business- smoke the train will journey es and tourism representa- through Bunyip, Longwarry tives. and Warragul before making The vintage train has its first stop at Moe. been restored by Steamrail From Moe some passenas part of Victoria’s rail her- gers will take part in tours to the snow and around variitage and is fully authentic. Steamrail’s fleet of herit- ous towns within Baw Baw age steam locomotives date Shire. Local residents will have from 1903, while the carriages date from 1906. The the opportunity to book seats train features beautiful tim- on the train for a return trip ber panelling, walk-through to Traralgon. The train will corridors, comfortable travel through the mystericompartment-style seating, ous Haunted Hills, Hearne`s licensed bar and buffet car, Oak and Morwell before arriving in Traralgon, where toilets and washrooms. The Mayor of Baw Baw passengers will spend a leiShire, Councillor Diane surely afternoon before the Blackwood said, “I hope locomotives head for home. that by experiencing Baw The tour programme and Baw from these beautiful general information is availcarriages, at this settled pace able from Steamrail Victothat visitors will be inspired ria’s website, www.steamto return and explore the rail.com.au and email info@ area. We have so much to of- steamrail.com.au or phone fer – it’s my expectation that 9397 1953.

Steamrail’s Vintage Snow-Train will be touring through Gippsland on July 22, 2012

Time to burn some rubber, with pedals to the metal!

Gippsland video goes viral Destination Gippsland in partnership with Tourism Victoria have recently announced a new video to promote Gippsland. Ms Asher, Minister for Tourism, said “This new video supports Destination Gippsland’s use of ambassadors to highlight the inspirational experiences on offer in Gippsland.” The video takes viewers on a journey of inspiration, seen through the eyes of three personalities - Tim Cope, Lisa Saad and Glyndon Ringrose. The video will be promoted through social media channels and used at domestic and international trade shows. View the video on Youtube by searching for “visitvictoria’s” Channel.

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Iconic Victorian tourism destination Phillip Island will host the opening day of the 2012 Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland. The five-day tour, now in its eighth year, will feature a stage on the world-renowned Phillip Island Grand Prix motorcycle racing circuit. The 490.45 km nine-stage tour will start on Wednesday, August 1, with a 40 km waterfront criterium at the idyllic fishing village of San Remo. It will conclude on Sunday, August 5, with the tour’s traditional grand finale criterium at Paynesville on the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. The tour will be backed by the State Government and four municipal councils – Bass Coast, Wellington, Latrobe and East Gippsland. Melbourne-based Lakes Oil, Australia’s oldest oil and gas exploration company, founded in 1946, will be the tour’s major sponsor for the fifth straight year. Tour director John Craven described Lakes Oil as a tremendous contributor to Australian cycling and an outstanding corporate citizen. “The Tour of Gippsland really started to take off when Lakes Oil became involved in 2008,” Craven said. “Lakes Oil’s support goes beyond the bike race – it’s also about involving lots of communities along the tour route.” Lakes Oil chairman Rob Annells said his company viewed the Tour of Gippsland as one of the company’s most important sponsorships. “It’s a wonderful version of Gippsland’s own Tour de France, displaying to the world all the visual splendor of this magnificent region of Victoria,” Mr. Annells said. “The tour is also a proven breeding ground for the future stars of Australian cycling and is a superb community event, involving thousands of people from a large cross-section of not only Gippsland, but Australia-wide and internationally.” Visit www.caribou.net.au for full program details and information on where to stay throughout the tour. See our full report on pages 20-21.

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Wellington Shire News

Worlds in a Paintbrush

Jungle with Cassowary - Anne Marie Graham Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, will host a wonderful display of paintings by world renowned artist, Anne Marie Graham, from July 27 through to September 2, 2012. For more than 70 years, Anne Marie Graham has been travelling the world, seeking scenes full of wonder, to translate into her characteristic high color paintings. Time is running out for entries in the This particular exhibition, will be focussing on the eastern seaboard of Australia, John Leslie Art Prize. All artists living in Australia are welfrom Melbourne to Cairns. Anne Marie has collected some stunning come to enter this prestigious landscape pieces over the previous 5 years, during her painting competition. With prizes starting at $1000 for Best travels up the coast, in preparation for this Gippsland work, and topping $15,000 exhibition. Worlds in a Paintbrush opens on Friday, for 1st prize, it’s an opportunity not to be July 27 at 6pm. Andrew Gaynor, the Guest missed by local artists. Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday, July 31, Curator will open the show with a talk at 2012. 6pm.

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Animal Kingdom Animal Kingdom explores the place of animals in a world dominated by humankind, through the work of seven contemporary Australian artists. The exhibition ranges from primitive Arcadian worlds where animals roam free to the reality of animals living in captivity, to investigate the sometimes fragile relationship between humans and nonhuman animals. The opening will be held on Friday, July 27 at 6pm. Gaye Hamilton, board member of Zoos Victoria will be in attendance. Artists include Kate Bergin, Marian Drew, Gregory Elms, James Guppy, Kelly Hussey-Smith, Rod McRae and Judith van Heeren.

July 2012

Lock the Gate

That’s the name of a community group organised to investigate the proposed Coal Seam Gas exploration in the Wellington Shire. Wellington Shire residents attended a meeting on July 11, calling on their Shire to call a moratorium on coal and gas exploration in their municipality. Similar calls have been made throughout the Bass Coast Shire and South Gippsland Shires. The main concern of residents is the potential for exploration to quickly turn into full scale mining. Exxon Mobil attended the meeting, along with Friends of the Earth and the Wellington Shire representatives. Wellington Shire Mayor, Peter Cleary, said the council needs to do more research before committing to a moratorium. The Shire currently supports a large food growing region, and is concerned about the effects of mining.

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East Gippsland Shire News

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Lakes Entrance set to buzz on the foreshore

Lakes Entrance has always been a favourite holiday destination for many families over the summer holidays. This year, however, those who regularly holiday in Lakes Entrance will be in for a pleasant surprise. The Lakes Entrance Business and Tourism Association (LEBTA) has formed a sub-committee to create a festive, activity based theme throughout the coming summer holidays. Alison Brewer, from Kickback Cottages, says “For too long visitors to Lakes Entrance have not been treated to the wide diversity of activities available in Lakes Entrance.” “Our sub-committee is currently organising local sporting and community clubs to hold small, competitive events on the foreshore.” “Each club, such as the local football club, have been asked to hold an activity, such as a handball competition, on a daily basis on the foreshore.” “Family based activities. Activities that the kids can participate in while their par-

ents have a well earned rest, or enjoy a cup of locally brewed coffee” said Alison. Glenn Greer, from Lakes Holiday Units, has also been in discussions with local market and food operators, planning several large festivities on both the foreshore and the Myer Street precinct. East Gippsland Shire Council Mayor, Dick Ellis, says he’s very excited about community groups, especially the Business and Tourism Association, getting both community and Shire support for their efforts. “It’s very hard for existing business owners to take time out of their already busy schedule to co-ordinate activities and events that will benefit the entire community.” “These enthusiastic business owners need and require the support of all businesses and community clubs in Lakes Entrance to make this a memorable, successful project,” said Mayor Ellis. If you would like to be involved, or have some creative ideas, both Glenn and Alison would appreciate your input. They can be contacted on 03 5155 1998 or email events@lebta.com.au.

Bairnsdale CBD is preparing for change. And your input is needed. The EG Shire has commissioned a company to collect ideas and suggestions on the transformation of the Bairnsdale CBD and associated lane ways. A website has been created, with the intention of collecting residents ideas. www.reimaginingbairnsdale.com is a platform for discussing and submitting your suggestions. Many images of public space examples are dis-

played on the website, in the hope of inspiring a creative, cohesive urban environment for Bairnsdale. If you’ve found an interesting mall, lane way, or river frontage, then visit the website, upload your image and add your suggestions. The plan is to improve the walkability within the town centre. According to their website, the designs are founded on the following 5 principals: 1. Improving walking connections between

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all parts of the centre 2. Creating a walkable grand boulevard of trees and new garden beds in the Main Street. 3. Greening Bairnsdale’s streets. 4. Opening new pedestrian linkages through lane ways. 5. Developing new gathering spaces and facilities in the mall, the Main Street and along the river. Additional information can be obtained from the East Gippsland Shire.

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July 2012

Latrobe City Shire News

“Paper and progress go hand in hand. Historically, it’s hard to imagine how the arts, science and social freedoms could have developed and been communicated without paper.” Australian Paper have plans to build a major recycling facility at Maryvale to more than triple their volume of Australian made recycled paper. In order to do this they want to demonstrate strong public support for Australian made recycled paper. They’re calling on all Australians to sign their Australian Made Recycled pledge. Every signature counts. Your online pledge could turn a click into jobs. At its ordinary meeting of Monday 18 June, Latrobe City Council heard a

presentation from Australian Paper regarding a feasibility study to construct a new recycling facility at its Maryvale Mill. Latrobe City’s mayor, Councillor Ed Vermeulen, said that Australian Paper has launched its Australian-made recycled pledge online. “We strongly encourage the community to take the pledge. Your mouseclick could result in jobs creation,” Cr Vermeulen said. Jim Henneberry, CEO of Australian Paper said community support would play an important role in the viability

of the production plant. “The more people who take the pledge the greater the chance to demonstrate that the community is supportive of the proposal. The feasibility study is expected to be finalised by the end of July. If the plant goes ahead as many as 80 jobs could be created during the construction phase, with 20 full time roles ongoing,” Mr Henneberry said. Cr Vermeulen added that Council would begin to use Australian-made recycled paper in its offices from 1 July 2012.

Sign up now to show your support Australian Paper is asking for your assistance and support, in their endeavour to build a major recycling facility at their Maryvale Paper Mill. To express your support, go to their website and sign their “pledge” www.onpaper.com.au

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South Gippsland Shire News

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South Gippsland’s unique Tourist Railway - 36 km The South Gippsland Railway operates over the 36-kilometre section of the line from Nyora to Leongatha in South Gippsland. This is a section of the former Great Southern Railway which once stretched al-

most 250 kilometres from Melbourne to Woodside, between Yarram and Sale. The Great Southern Railway commenced at Dandenong and was built through the townships of Cranbourne, Koo Wee Rup, Lang

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Lang, Korumburra, Meeniyan, Foster, Welshpool and Alberton. Ours is the only section of this once important line still in operation. The Great Southern Railway was, until the 1950s, the transportation artery for the rural and coal mining areas of South Gippsland. During the days of steam, many thousands of tons of steaming coal were transported to Melbourne and beyond from the many private coal mines in Korumburra, Jumbunna and Outtrim, and from the State Coal Mines at Wonthaggi. The demise of the Great Southern Railway was rapid, with a quick decline in traffic which saw the closure of the line following the departure of the last train to Melbourne on 23 July 1993. Stops along the way, include: Nyora is our western terminal. Services to Nyora recommenced in January 2008, following a closure of the line from Loch for several years.

Spooky night tours As night falls upon the village and the moon peers between the trees a new ambience surrounds. Coal Creek by night is an experience of its own, let your senses come alive. Closed to general public, no street lights - just the darkness, your guides, fellow adventurers and, of course, those who call Coal Creek home. The community park is much more than just a landscape, within its boundaries lies a historical village of rescued local buildings and re-creations. It is home to a vast collection of valued treasures, loaned or donated by families, that provides a link to our pioneer history. Depicting life from 1820 to 1920 it commemorates an era now past. Ghosts don’t only haunt buildings (and

tached to objects, people or a site significant to them. Coal Creek is home to a variey of nonstereotypical ghosts, it doesn’t need to be a dark and stormy night, they’ve even been seen in daytime hours. So join us for a moonlit walk (we’ll lend you a torch). Experience the haunting atmosphere of the village, and even enter some of the buildings. Discover the darker side of the era and the ghostly tales of Coal Creek. Finish the evening with a light supper, have a chat and view some of the interesting photos that have been captured. For enquiries and bookings please call 5655 1811.

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Loch is a must for visitors with an interest in antiques and bric-a-brac. The Strezlecki Lions Club conducts a Community Market in the old railway yard north of the station on the 2nd Sunday of each month (October - April). SGR runs special trains on Loch Market Days. Between Loch and Jeetho there is a good illustration of how steep the ‘ruling gradient’ of this line - 1 in 40 - really is. After the trains passes under the South Gippsland Highway, it climbs up the side of the Allsop Creek valley. At the top of the climb there are two waterfalls, one from a valley on the far side of the creek - about a 1015m drop, and the other on the south side of the line. Next is Korumburra, Kardella, Ruby and last stop on the line is Leongatha. All information presented here is compliments of the South Gippsland Tourist Railway group of volunteers and their Forum members.

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Bass Coast Shire News

Lift for Life - strength! 2012 SuperPages Business Awards

Bass Coast residents have the opportunity to participate in a new Lift for Life® program. This strength based program, aims to tackle chronic disease – particularly type two diabetes. According to the Australian Diabetes Council, one person in Australia is diagnosed with diabetes every seven minutes. Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman, said Council was offering this program to the community to help prevent, manage and even reverse the effects of diabetes and other chronic diseases in Bass Coast. “Being part of this initiative allows us to offer the program at a very low cost, which makes it very affordable and accessible to a much broader range of the community. Bass Coast Shire Council has been funded by the Australian Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative to deliver Fitness Australia’s Lift for Life® program through providers

such as the YMCA, Inverloch Community House, Island Healing, Bass Coast Community Health Service and Hot and Healthy Personal Training. Chief Executive Officer of Fitness Australia, Lauretta Stace, said Council is playing a vital role in helping improve the health of the community through this program. “This Government funded initiative allows fitness businesses to make exercise more accessible to the wider community, including those experiencing disadvantage,

helping to improve qualityof-life.” The benefits of strength training can be enjoyed by everybody regardless of their fitness level, body type and age. Lift for Life® sessions will be delivered in community settings across Bass Coast including town halls and community centres, with the cost from just $2. To register your interest call Kristen Yates-Matthews on 1300 BCOAST (226 278). To find out more about the program go to www.liftforlife.com.au

Inverloch beach access revamped for summer

Installation of safety barriers, new stairs and public seating for Inverloch.

The Inverloch Foreshore will be more accessible thanks to a new set of stairs. Bass Coast Shire Council constructed the timber stairs, public seating and safety barriers in the area adjacent to the Glade. Council’s Planning and Environment Director, Hannah Duncan Jones, said that the works were conducted in response to the shifting sands of Anderson Inlet. Huge community assistance has also been provided by volunteers.

Bass Coast SuperPages Australia Business Award winners 2011 - Archies On The Creek The search is on again to find the best and most popular businesses in Bass Coast. Entries opened this month for the 2012 SuperPages Bass Coast Business and People’s Choice Awards. Bass Coast Shire Council’s Community and Economic Development Director, Steven Piasente, said the Business Awards are a great way to analyse your business potential. “Don’t leave it too late to get started on your nomination as entries for the Business Awards close on 20 July 2012. “Past applicants commented that the Awards are a valuable way to showcase their business and network with industry colleagues,” said Mr Piasente. “Just by going through the Awards process you get the opportunity to stand back and see where your business has been and identify potential opportunities for the future.

“By now all businesses should have received details on how to enter the Awards in the mail, or you can find information on how to enter on Council’s website. Entries are already coming in and it’s great to see businesses entering that have not participated in the past.” There are five categories in the judged awards: Business Excellence, Marketing and Promotion, New Business, Environment and Sustainability, Good Access is Good Business. There is also a People’s Choice section of the Awards which means customers vote for the business in Bass Coast that they believe provides the best customer service. People’s Choice voting closes on 10 August 2012. “If you know a business that delivers service above and beyond your expectations then you should support them by completing a nomination form in store or voting online,” said Mr Piasente.

For more information about the Business or People’s Choice Awards and entry or People’s nomination forms visit www.basscoast. vic.gov.au. The Business Awards culminate in a Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday, 24 August 2012 at Silverwater Resort, San Remo. “The evening is open to all businesses, not just those that have entered or been nominated. Why not book a table for your staff, family or friends,” continued Mr Piasente. “Last year’s event was very popular, so book early to avoid missing out”. Bookings and payments can be made online at www. visitbasscoast.com/tours. asp. Please contact Bass Coast Shire Council’s Business Development Officer, Emilie Cutler, on 1300 BCOAST (226 2780) or email e.cutler@basscoast. vic.gov.au if you have any enquiries.

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Baw Baw Shire News

Circus OZ ! Wednesday, August 22, 2012, West Gippsland Arts Centre will present Circus OZ, to gleefully bolt together their latest ridiculous debacle for audiences. With a spring-loaded love of the absurd, Circus Oz is building a fantastical new future, From the Ground Up. Join the Company in a glorious rebellion against the generic. The diverse home-grown mob of quick witted stunt jumpers come fully charged and ready to go. This is comedy engineering at its best. Power-packed aerialists, knockabout jugglers, live wire musicians, all acrobatically suspended in disbelief under the Circus Oz Big Top. Irreverent, beautiful, spectacular, larrikin Australian Circus. Book online at www.wgac.com.au.

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Mayoral Charity Gala

This year, Mayor Cr. Diane Blackwood is pleased to announce that the West Gippsland Healthcare Group is her chosen beneficiary for the Mayoral Charity Gala. Currently the position is funded to a minimal 24 hours per fortnight. Funds raised will allow the nurse’s hours to increase, offering more assistance and expanding on programs for breast cancer patients. In 2012 it is estimated that 14,610 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the most common cancer affecting women. This statistic demonstrates how vital it is to have a breast cancer care nurse in West Gippsland. Tickets: $70 per person or $650 for a table of 10. Book tickets online or call (03) 5624 2456. Bookings close Friday 10 August 2012 with the evening held on Saturday 18 August 2012 at Lardner Park Exhibition Centre.

Rich harmonies feel good It only seems like yesterday but more than 50 years on The Delltones are still enchanting and energizing audiences with their highly exciting and colourful performances. The Delltones with their rich harmonies, featuring the unique voice of Peewee Wilson, still captivate audiences blending their own hits ‘Gee’, ‘You’re The Limit’, Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands’, ‘Come A Little Bit Closer’, ‘Hangin’Five’ with classic DooWop and Pop.

Audiences still scream, audiences still shout, audiences still go away singing the songs, dancing the steps, chanting the goofy chants and looking forward to coming back for another dose as soon as they can. The Delltones are the band that makes you feel good long after the show is over! If you only go out once this year, don’t miss the Delltones Live – They’re better than ever! www.wgac.com.au.

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SP Ausnet Baw Baw Business Excellence Awards 2012 Applications for the SP AusNet Baw Baw Business Excellence Awards 2012 are now open. There are awards in 13 categories including a Young Achiever category recognising outstanding youth within the workplace. This is the sixth year the SP AusNet Baw Baw Business Excellence awards have been held to celebrate local business excellence, innovation, development and success. Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Councillor Diane Blackwood said this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our businesses, as local business is a key component in making our Shire the wonderful community we have today. “The awards reflect the hard work that businesses put into our community throughout the year,” said the Mayor. “We have such a diverse business base and the region needs prosperous businesses

so that we can continue to promote the Shire as a vibrant business and tourism destination. “I encourage all businesses to complete an entry form before the closing date of Friday 31 August 2012, so that they can receive the recognition that they deserve.” The awards are open to all businesses currently operating in the Shire, other than clubs, co-operatives and government funded businesses and agencies. All entrants must have an ABN or CAN. The SP AusNet Business of the year will be awarded to one of the winners of a general category. Entry forms and supporting information can be found on the Baw Baw Shire Council’s website www.bawbawshire.vic.gov.au by contacting the Business Awards Team on 5624 2411 or emailing business.awards@ bawbawshire.vic.gov.au

Applications now open! Enter your business in one of 13 categories and gain the recognition you deserve.


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Spirit, Mind & Body

Suffering Depression? Make it your friend “At last an intelligent course for dealing with the deceptive nature of depression” The word “depression” or “depressed” is commonly heard in conversations today and is used to describe just about any emotion or feeling that is the opposite of happy. What happened to being “sad” or just “glum”? It’s almost as if whenever we feel less than happy we are described as being depressed. The following are some

definitions of depression as described from Websters dictionary: 1. A mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity. 2. A long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment. 3. A sunken or depressed geological formation.

There are so many more and really every single person on the planet would have experienced any one or all of them. With this in mind I’d like to pose the following: Depression is a dip in the road, an opportunity to take a rest, a time for reflection, a place to go within away from the chaos in the world, a time for a holiday, to go walkabout, to meditate, a curve ball, to

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contemplate, or create. Is it possible that western psychologists have taken a normal human emotion or feeling and labelled it in such away as to limit it? Is depression no different to the common cold? If we do not look after our immune systems then the cold becomes a flu and we experience more symptoms. We know that if this happens we need to look after ourselves better and we take vitamins . Depression is no different.

powered and realise that we have the opportunity to use this energy to our advantage instead of becoming a victim of it. When we start to feel the overwhelming of our modern lifestyles taking over our thoughts and emotions, this is like an alarm clock alerting us to take time out, to take a step back and ask yourself, is this behaviour, activity or thought form serving me right now?

Take a break from the mundane and enter our daydreams

Hold ourselves accountable, take responsibility Is it not perfectly normal to go in to self from time to time to evaluate, to look at ourselves and contemplate this journey we are on? To hold ourselves accountable, to take responsibility. I believe that this is the perfection of the human being, our own inner thermometer. Our own Judge and Jury. In other cultures around the world such as in Asia, depression is not recognised quite the same way. It is looked upon as being a more physical issue.

Anger and frustration dwell in your liver Stephen Lau from “Depression and the Oriental Health” writes that: “from a Chinese medicine perspective, depression is largely related to the stagnation of liver”qi.” (“Qi” is internal life energy coursing through the physical body, nourishing your body cells with life-giving oxygen. When there is blockage, instead of smooth flowing, of “qi”, disease and disorder occur.)
 Your liver is related to the emotions of anger and frustration. It is important you learn how to manage your anger and frustration, including expressing and repressing them. Stress management plays a critical role.” Perhaps in viewing depression in this way we can start to become more em-

In feeling these feelings and asking ourselves these questions we start to move from a place of limitation and suppression to a place of expansion. If we take the opportunity to take a break from the mundane, everyday and enter into our daydreams we are transported and moved into a place of creation and expansion. Let me give a personal example. Recently I was feeling overwhelmed by increasing pressure to have a job, maintain a mortgage, be a single mum to 4 children and somehow keep my creative soul alive. I could feel myself getting more weighed down and losing my enthusiasm for life again. I was finding it hard to get out of bed and generally lacked energy.

A million negative thoughts in my head My thoughts started to become self defeating and I was feeling trapped and oppressed by my situation. In my frustration I went for walk on the beach, with a million negative and conflicting thoughts in my head, after a while I stopped took a breath, sat down and quietly I spoke to my heart. “Tell me what I need to do.” I just waited. I emptied my mind of all thoughts and just sat and focused on my breathing and the ocean in front of me.

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After about 10 mins of silence, I heard it, very quietly but I heard it. The answer came and I knew it instantly was the right thought because it felt good. It felt expansive, it felt infinite, it felt full of possibility and most of all the energy I had been missing returned suddenly.

Depression is not caused by one thing, it just is! Every time I spoke about or thought about the answers I had received that day, I could feel the surge of excitement at the possibilities and infinite potential that surrounded me. No longer did I feel trapped and powerless. I felt empowered. The details are not important, as most people will tell you, depression is not caused by one thing. It just is. I believe that depression is here to show us ourselves, it’s asking us to look at how we are being and change it. Its asking us to flip it! Its asking us to look deeper without fear of who we are and embrace it. The length of time we stay in depression is based on our resistance to feeling it.

The key is to feel and understand your feelings I am somebody who through my life’s journey learnt to work with depression and use it for my creative pursuits. It doesn’t mean I am never sad, or glum, or challenged or feel grief. The key is to feel and to understand the feelings, get to know your feelings and do not fear them. They are there to help you stay true to your heart and be a human being full of infinite potential and expansiveness. Limitation and suppression is created by our fear of ourselves. Its all a matter of perception. Depression is a necessary tool for our understanding of “self”. Kate Brilli.

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Winter warmers Sweet & Sour Pork This sweet and sour pork is prepared with more batter, and deep-fried twice for extra crispiness. Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients: 3/4 pound pork tenderloin or chops 2 - 3 teaspoons soy sauce Pinch of cornstarch Sauce: 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons tomato sauce 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water or pineapple juice 1/4 cup vinegar 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 4 tablespoons water Batter: 1/3 cup flour (replace with gluten free) 1/3 cup cornstarch 1 egg white, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/3 cup warm water, as needed 1 carrot 1/2 red pepper 1/2 green pepper 1/2 cup pineapple chunks 3 cups oil for deep-frying, or as needed Preparation: Directions for sweet and sour pork Cut the pork into 1-inch cubes. Marinate in the soy sauce and cornstarch for 20 minutes. To prepare the sauce, in a small bowl,

combine the sugar, ketchup, dark soy sauce, salt, water or juice and vinegar. Set aside. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water. Set aside. Peel the carrot and chop on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces. Cut the bell peppers in half, remove the seeds and cut into cubes. Heat the oil for deep-frying. For the batter, combine the flour and cornstarch. Stir in the egg white and vegetable oil. Add as much of the warm water as is needed to form a thick batter that is neither too dry or too moist. (The batter should not be runny, but should drop off the back of a spoon). Dip the marinated pork cubes in the batter. Deep-fry in batches, taking care not to overcrowd the wok. Deep-fry the pork until it is golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. (If desired you can deep-fry the pork at second time to make it extra crispy. Make sure the oil is back up to very hot before you begin deep-frying again). To prepare the sweet and sour sauce, bring the sauce ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the carrot, green pepper, and pineapple. Bring to a boil again and thicken with cornstarch mixture, stirring. Check the sauce one more time and adjust seasonings, adding salt and/or vinegar if desired. Serve hot over the deep-fried pork. Serve the sweet and sour pork over rice.

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and dry with paper towel. Combine the flour, paprika, garlic salt and both peppers in a plastic bag. Shake ingredients and add chicken wings. Line a large baking tray, and smooth over with plenty of butter. Add wings to pan, coat in butter and bake for 30 minutes. Turn and bake for a further 15 minutes. The chicken wings in the picture are cooked by the Floating Dragon restaurant in Lakes Entrance.

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Home & Garden

Can we power our towns with Solar?

Is it possible to build a solar powered power station to supply 100% of a small towns electricity needs? The Germans think it is, so do the Koreans ... but what about Australia, the land of sunshine. The most progressive project yet, in Australia, has begun in Newcastle. The CSIRO is recognised as a world leader in solar thermal research and, although their many projects differ, their Newcastle project aims to produce electricity at a cost of approximately 10 to 14 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s about half the current cost. The idea is that the individual mirrors focus the suns heat onto a tower that holds compressed air. The air, heated to 900 degrees, drives a turbine motor on top of

Experimental solar power plant in Newcastle Courtesy James McGregor - CSIRO - SMH the tower, which then produces electricity. The trial plant at Mayfield West, Newcastle, covers about 4000 square metres, and running at low capacity, can already power about 200 households. The obvious markets for a project such as this, are the arid, dry mining sectors in WA, NT and Qld. But, what are the Germans doing leading the pack?

“The Germans pumped out 22 gigawatts” Germany’s weather is renowned for grey, overcast skies most of the year. What are they doing leading the industry in reliance on solar instead of nuclear power. The latest news out of Germany is quite stunning and an eye opener

for us blessed with many hours of sunshine over the course of a year. Last month, the German’s cranked out over 22 gigawatts of electricity via solar powered stations. This is enough electricity to equal the output of 20 nuclear powered stations. This output met nearly 50% of the entire nation’s electricity requirements during the day. What do the Germans have that we don’t? A pro-active Government, determined to do something about greenhouse gas emissions? More action instead of mere words, or new taxes? A few years ago, the district of Leh, in Tibet/Kashmir, were the happy recipients of a solar power station funded by a French company. This project now powers an entire village.

The residents of Dongwang Village in South Korea, have claimed the prestigious award of being the first self-sufficient village in the world. They’ve done it differently. Instead of creating one large solar power plant, they’ve gone the other way, by installing solar panels, in combination with wind turbines on every house in the village.

“500 megawatt wind turbines ensure free power” Every house (40 houses) and the local school house, have had solar panels installed, all feeding into the local power grid. Another village close by, installed 500 megawatt wind tur-

bines, ensuring their free electricity supply well into the future. So, what’s happening in Australia. We’re the land of abundant sunshine, and yet we’re one of the highest polluters of green house gases in the world. Our Governments sink tens of millions of dollars into subsidies for coal generation, mining operations, clear-felling timber operations and countless other environmental disasters, but virtually nothing towards clean, free energy creation. Perhaps a concerted effort is required by the citizens of this fine country to pressure our elected officials into funding projects that will benefit us, the citizens, instead of large off-shore corporations only interested in their short term profits and shareholder dividends.


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Home & Garden

Property Investment? It’s that time of year again. Tax Time. Time to gather all those receipts from the shoe box and put them in some sort of order and have your tax return completed. With shares and superannuation returns not performing so well at present many people are wondering whether they should invest in property. History indicates that each investment area has its boom and bust cycle. At present shares are suffering so it may be a good time to invest in a rental/investment property particularly with property prices falling in some areas by as much as 10-15%. Generally, property investors seek to gain a ‘negative gearing’ situation as the expenses incurred in owning a rental property often outweigh the rental income. This means the ‘negative’ position can be claimed against other taxable income and could result in some tax you have paid being refunded through your Tax Return. Expenses which can be claimed on a rental property include the interest portion of any loan against the prop-

erty; council rates; agent fees/commission for letting; body corporate fees; repairs and maintenance; insurance; travel to and from the property; water rates; and depreciation on items such as internal and external furnishings/fittings. Don’t forget when investing in property to allow for times when the property may be vacant. Any associated loan and regular expenses related to the property will still need to be paid. This is where many investors find themselves in hot water so ensure you have enough surplus funds to see you through any vacancy period. Similarly you need to be able to replace items such as heaters or a hot water service as maintenance of these type of fittings are generally the responsibility of the property owner not the tenant. Ensure your rental property is adequately insured in case of damage incurred if the property is not rentable (and hence no income is received) for a period of time. Also ensure that you are able to service a loan if interest rates rise. Consideration when pur-

chasing an investment property should be given to the location of the property and what the demand is in the area for accommodation. When selling a rental property capital gains tax will generally be payable on the difference between the purchase price and selling price of the property. The location of the property will have a bearing on how the value of your investment increases over time. There are ways to minimise exposure to capital gain depending on the use of the funds once received. Michelle offers an initial no-obligation free chat to discuss your personal tax situation regarding a rental property purchase or any other tax or accounting matter. Michelle Dowsett is a principal of CFO ASSIST and offers her services as a Contract Accountant throughout Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley. Michelle is also an Etax Local Accountant for lodgement of your BAS or various tax returns. Michelle can be reached via email at cfo@ cfoassist.com.au or 0408 302 225.

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Snow Feature

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Go skiing today on a tank of petrol

Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is the closest downhill ski resort to Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Mount Hotham is less than an hours drive for most Gippslanders. On arrival at Mt Baw Baw, you’re pre- and from the ski slopes, with a huge array of sented with over 35 hectares of groomed food and retail outlets at your disposal. runs, seven ski lifts and three snow play arIf you’re venturing to the snow for the eas. first time, there are some essentials you must Ten kilomentres of groomed x-country take with you. ski trails and unlimited terrain amongst the Waterproof gloves and snow boots are snow gums, ensures you’ll be hard pressed a must, along with good quality parka and to find a better outdoor venue. snow/waterproof pants. Mount Hotham is situated on 320 hecA beanie for your ears, scarf for your tares with 13 lifts and slopes range from be- neck and sunglasses or goggles for eye proginners to “steep”. tection against the glare. Accommodation on Mt Baw Baw is plenThere are plenty of one-on-one or group tiful and varied to suit most budgets. There lessons available at both resorts to build are plenty of ski hire facilities, food outlets, your confidence. retail and medical centres, all within easy Chains must always be carried and are walking distance of the car parks. available on your approach. Websites for more information: Mount Hotham has an excellently placed www.mountbawbaw.com.au ski village with ample accommodation to www.mthotham.com.au choose from. Shuttle buses run frequently to

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Mt Baw Baw 2012

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A winter playground at your doorstep... Nestled into the southern boundary of the Australian Alps, Mt Baw Baw is Gippsland’s winter adventure playground. Baw Baw is closer than you think, just an hour off the highway via the South Face Rd. The Resort offers downhill skiing and snowboarding, 10km of cross country trails, toboggan parks and plenty of room to build a snowman. The charming village is immersed in a spectacular snow gum forest and surrounded by giant granite bolders, and offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. The view over West Gippsland on a clear day is simply magical. Mt Baw Baw is the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard with safe sheltered ski runs, enthusiastic instructors and great value lessons. The Snow Sports School offer programs to suit all ages and abilities, including kids’ camps, freestyle and advance technique lessons. There is nothing more magical than waking up with a blanket of white outside the window. Mt Baw Baw offers a range of affordable accommodation options from cosy cabins to family friendly lodges. All on-mountain accommodation is ski-in, ski-out and centrally located within the village. Whether your a keen skier or experiencing snow for the first time, a visit to this charming alpine resort presents a truly unique experience not to be missed. mountbawbaw.com.au


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Book your affordable snow holiday and plan your spring cycling break. With Bright, Myrtleford, Mount Beauty and Harrietville all offering a huge range of accommodation options, the unspoilt wide open spaces of the Great Alpine Valleys are just waiting for you.

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Winter Warmer Rug Sale

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July 2012

Gippsland Events

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Go Kart titles Live a tent city action in Sale

Sale - August 17, Moe - August 25.

“C & D” Australasian Grade Titles, are to be held on 4th & 5th August, 2012 at the Tramway Park, Racetrack, Morwell. The track is situated on the corner of Princes Drive, and Tramway Road, Morwell. This year’s titles mark the 13th year the race meet has been held. Usually close to 200 karters are expected for this event, with drivers coming from all over Victoria, and some interstate drivers from N.S.W. and Tasmania. Age groups range from 7 year old newbies to 40 year old veterans. The race details are Saturday 4th to start racing at 11am, and Sunday start time is 9am. There will be 3 heats of 10 laps and a final of 15 laps. Drivers and their pit crews will begin arriving on the Thursday to set up, then getting ready for practice on the Friday. By Friday afternoon, the Tramway Park is like a little tent city, with all the competitors and sponsors. Everyone is welcome, and it is free admission to the track, and full canteen facilities are available.

Pro Wrestling Returns to Gippsland! Gippsland Pro Wrestling returns this August as apart of the state wide ‘American Psycho Tour’. Two huge events, headlined by former WWE Superstar, ‘The American Psycho’ Lance Hoyt. On Friday August 17, GPW rolls into the Sale Memorial Hall for GPW IX; ‘Gippsland Vs The World’, where reigning GPW Champion & Gippsland’s own Andy Rhodes defends against Hoyt. Then on Saturday August 25, the tour stops at the Moe Hotel, where Lance Hoyt will take on a GPW Superstar to be announced. General Admission; $15, Ringside; $20, VIP (includes ringside ticket, free gift and a ‘meet & greet’ with Lance Hoyt’ $30. To book seats call 0422019365.

Do You Enjoy A+ Food Experiences and Tasting Superb Wine to Match?

Duart 6 Course Dinner Showcasing the Premium Wines from Blue Gables Vineyard Saturday 21st July 6:30pm $80 Per Person Bookings Essential Call Duart on 5147 1985 First; 2011 Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Gris Fresh pacific Oysters with Maffra limes & fresh cracked pepper Second; 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Queensland king prawns, mango puree, cos, avocado & chilli vinegar dressing

Third; 2010 Pinot Gris Pressed Rabbit Terrine with Cornichons, Quince Paste & Brioche

Fifth; 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Gippsland Lamb cutlets on crunchy kipflers with roasted cherry tomatoes, green beans and rosemary jus

Fourth; Sixth; 2010 Hanratty Hill Shiraz Liqueur Pinot Gris Duck breast roasted, caramelised pumpDessert selection of mini sweet treats; kin, walnuts, soft local goat fetta, Selection of Gippsland cheese; Maffra rocket, bush tomato balsamic vinegar Cheddar, Gippsland Shadows of Blue & dressing Jindi brie with quince paste & Falwasser crackers


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Travelling around Gippsland

Travel Club Tours

Holdens on display at Maffra Club

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03 5623 6998 Day Events:

Coldplay - November 13, 2012 Departs Warragul Art Centre at 6pm. Pickups along the way on route to Eithad Stadium. $198.00 South Pacific - September 22, 2012 Departs Warragul 12 noon with pickups along the way, arriving at Princess Theatre for 2pm. $145.00

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Longreach & Carnarvon Gorge 14 days - dep. August 20, 2012 from $3,695 pp twin share Port Lincoln & Barossa Valley 11 Days - dep. Sept. 6, 2012 from $3,130 pp twin share. New Zealand Discovery Tour 16 days - dep. September 10, 2012 from $4,375 pp twin share. Flinders Ranges Tour 11 days - dep. September 22, 2012 from $2,799 pp twin share. Canberra Floriade Festival 5 days - dep. September 25, 2012 from $1,399 pp twin share. Norfolk Island 8 days - dep. September 28, 2012 from $3,399 pp twin share. Eastern US & Canada Discovery 16 days - dep. October 7, 2012 from $4,575 pp twin share*. Glorious Gippsland 6 days - dep. October 12, 2012 from $1,550 pp no single supp. Grand Tasman Tour 10 days - dep. October 16, 2012 from $3,600 pp twin share. Kangaroo Island Tour 10 days - dep. October 26, 2012 from $2,753 pp twin share.

Starts Sunday 8th July 2012 The Gippsland Vehicle Collection is proud to present the opening of its new Motor Museum theme display of Holden Vehicles. Opening on Sunday 8th July 2012 from 9:30am at 1A Sale Rd. Maffra. The launch day is the commencement of the Motor Museum’s four month display theme (July 2012 to October 2012) featuring Holden Vehicles of all sizes and shapes, and including many other fascinating vehicles and displays. Bring your car club, bike club &/or your vehicle to create our “display for the day” on our huge lawns. Gates open 8:00am, breakfast available from 8:30am.

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Display vehicles parked before 9:30am. One free museum entry ticket for driver of all display vehicles before 9:30am. Discounted Museum admittance $6 – Children (under 15) free. Gold coin donation to grounds. There will be plenty of free parking & Long Vehicle parking. Refreshments will be available on the day. A great fun day is assured. For enquiries, maps and information visit their website www.gippslandvehiclecollection.org.au. Email: admin@gippslandvehiclecollection.org.au. Or you can telephone on (03)5147-3223 or 0412-387-102 for further details.

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Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland 2012

July 2012

Pedalling through Gippsland - 2012 Putting the pedal to the metal is often seen in major events at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. But what about just pedalling? That’s what will happen on Wednesday, August 1, when the 2012 SCODY Cup Series opens with the Lakes Oil Tour of Gippsland. The world-famous Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit will feature a stage of the tour, which is unprecedented in the 17-year history of the SCODY Cup. It will follow on from the Tour of Gippsland’s opening stage, the waterfront San Remo criterium, which will see the fishing village take on hosting duties for the first time. Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit managing director Fergus Cameron believed the second stage of the 490.45km five-day tour would benefit the Phillip Island community, which will get a taste of top-class cycling. Cameron said the circuit hosted cycling events two or three times a year. “And we conduct push bike rides regularly for

families during the summer holidays,” he said. “The circuit is a very safe environment for cyclists with no interference from other road users. “It is very smooth and undulating which makes it more interesting.” He was looking forward to hosting part of the Tour of Gippsland. “We hope the stage at the circuit is exciting and memorable for all participants,” he said. “The seaside backdrop provides panoramic vistas, so it’s a great place to be.” The nine-stage Tour of Gippsland, in its eighth year, will wind its way through four municipalities Bass Coast Shire, Latrobe City Council, Wellington Shire and East Gippsland Shire. Other places which will be treated to a start and/or finish of the tour are Moe, Morwell, Yinnar, Sale, Maffra, Dargo, Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance and Metung. The event finishes on Sunday, August 5 with a grand finale criterium at Paynesville on the beautiful Gippsland Lakes.

Riders are aiming to get their SCODY Cup campaign off to a strong start ahead of the other legs of the series. These include the inaugural Tour of the Great South Coast (August 15-19), the Tour of the Murray River (September 2-9) and the Caterpillar Underground

Mining Tour of Tasmania (October 2-7). The cup is based on an accumulative points system, with $130,000 of prizemoney up for grabs. You only have to look at defending champion Steele Von Hoff and last year’s runner-up Nathan Haas to

realise what doors the series can open. Both Von Hoff and 2011 Tour of Gippsland winner Haas are featuring in international teams, riding for Chipotle-First Solar Development and Garmin-Barracuda respectively. Riders from every Aus-

tralian state and territory will contest this year’s SCODY Cup series, as well as competitors from several overseas countries. The four SCODY Cup tours, backed by Tourism Victoria, are part of Cycling Australia’s Subaru National Road Series.


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Mitchell On Main The Newest old Motel in Bairnsdale, the New managers have completely gutted and rebuilt 20 of the 38 rooms in the past few months and plan to have the entire motel restored by the end of the year. As a result of all this work the choice hotel group have branded them a Comfort Inn, to celebrate this the brand new rooms have been heavily discounted on the weekends! Pay just $125 per night for one of our brand new rooms Friday - Sunday. The restaurant and reception will be restored next, with the former Sir Thomas Mitchell Restaurant receiving some much needed TLC it will be the perfect place for this year’s work breakup or Christmas party. Whether you are visiting Bairnsdale for business or pleasure drop in and see the friendly new team at Mitchell on Main, with brand new rooms, the restaurant and breakfast room now operating they have you covered. Located next door to KFC in Main St Bairnsdale.

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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 Rokeby Community Market Main Road, Rokeby 2nd Sat of month 8am-1pm September to May Contact 56 26 8523 Longwarry Fire Brigade Market Bennett St, Longwarry 1st Sunday of Month 8am-1pm March to December Contact 0419 158 946 Yarragon Community Craft & Produce Market 4th Sat of the month 9am-2pm Yarragon Public Hall Campbell St, Yarragon Contact 5634 2209

EAST GIPPSLAND Farmers Market Secondary College Oval, McKean St, Bairnsdale 1st Sat of month 8am-12pm Contact 5156 9342

July 2012

Gippsland Market News

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 Paynesville Lions Club Market Gilsenan Reserve, P’ville 2nd Sun of month 8am-1pm Contact 0400 327 526 Bairnsdale Uniting Church Car & Boot Market Great Alpine Road, Lucknow 3rd Sat of month 8:30-11:00am 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

WELLINGTON Heyfield Market John Greaves Memorial Park, Temple St, Heyfield 1st Sat of month from 8am Contact 5148 0505 Wellington Farmers Market 3rd Sat of month 8am-1pm Cobb & Co. Stables Raymond Street, Sale Maffra Variety & Farmers Market 1st Sun of month 9am-1pm Contact 0408 057 772

PLOUGHMAN’S PANTRY Ploughman’s Pantry chutneys, relishes, mustards and condiments are handmade in small batches using traditional techniques, seasonal produce and without the use of artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

Meet us at the markets: 1st Sunday of Month: Maffra Variety and Farmers Market 3rd Saturday of Month: Sale Farmers Market Products are available at Cobb and Co. Stable Markets or by contacting us direct. Ploughman’s Pantry 115 Market Street Sale, Victoria 3850 Phone 0404 013 209 Email ploughmanspantry@bigpond.com Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ploughmanspantry

Berwick Clothing And Homemade Market Berwick Clothing and Homemade Market Sunday August 19 & November 18, 9-2pm. Berwick Leisure Centre, Manuka Rd, Berwick, Mel Ref 111 H7. Lots of Clothing, Homewares, Art and Jewellery for all the family. Enquires Sue 0401031043 sverhey@bigpond.net.au

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 Rosedale Community Market Prince St Park, Rosedale 2nd Sun of month 7am-1:30pm Contact 5199 2709 Sale Charity Market Thompson River Canal Reserve Sale, Gippsland 3rd Sun of month 7am-1pm Contact 5144 1258 Yarram Variety Market Guide/Scout Hall Cnr Church Rd & Sth Gipp Hwy 1st Sun of month 8am-1pm 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

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

Chris & Kate Fudge, Coffee, Relish, Spices and Dukkah Gluten Free Products

Tambo Gourmet Foods P O Box 21 Swan Reach 3909 Ph: (03) 5156 4274 Email: tambogourmetfoods@gmail.com www.tambogourmetfoods.com


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Cobb & Co Market News

Some Of Cobb & Co’s Great Specials For July/August Free Sitting Fee Juddy Rose Photography 50% OFF! SUPERSIZE YOUR PORTRAIT 8x12 $30 EACH 5X7

Affordable Signs & Fun Stickers Cobb & Co Stables.......SPECIALS / DISCOUNTS 50% off all Vinyl Signs on Korflute Board July August Only. Suit shops, market stall holders and small businesses. Standard size is 600mm by 900mm. Choice of colours and fonts on a white background board. Call Mark On 51430370

Mob: 0447712341 Visit Us At Shop 11

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Pre-Loved Books, Jigsaw Puzzles Games and More You Never Know What You May Find In Our Newly Expanded Store!!!

Mid-Year Special!!! Visit Us At Over 500 Hard Cover Fiction Books Shop 23 By Popular Authors $1.00 Each Clip Out Coupon To Collect Discount

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26 MINI SHOPS OPEN 7 DAYS - 9am - 5pm

WEEKLY INDOOR MARKETS 1st Saturday of the month, 8am-1pm = Variety Market 2nd Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm = Craft Market 3rd Saturday of the month, 8am-1pm = Farmers Market 4th Sunday of the month 12.30pm-4.30pm = Art & Antiques OUTDOOR MARKETS 1st Sunday of the month 9am-1pm = Maffra Variety and Farmers Market 4th Sunday of the month, 9am-1pm = Stratford Variety and Farmers Market

1. The Gippslander Newspaper Your local regional newspaper. 2. Affordable Signs and Fun Stickers Businesses and market stalls. 3. Scarley Design Fashion Accessories 4. Gippsland Asian Grocery Asian/Filipino grocery items. 5. Sale Uniforms Range of School Uniforms 6. Knick Knacks and Collectables Collectable and retro. 7. PlasmaCut – Metal Art that is locally designed. 8. Doggy Stuff Everything for dogs. 9. Plasma Cut 11. Juddy Rose Photography www.juddyrosephotography.com.au 12. Little Possabears Kids Clothing & Accessories. 13. Chocolate Coated Patchwork Fabrics, buttons and patterns 14. Tarot Salon TarotAccredited tarot consultant.

15. Freestone Massage – 15 years experience 16. Nurture Organics Skincare products are handmade. 17. Nanna Sally's New and Vintage collectables. 18. Tots To Totterers Handmade crafty items. 19. South East Seafood Co of Bairnsdale Freshest seafood. 20. Sweet Ease Confectionary & Gifts 21. Betty G Beautician 22. Womans Fashion Clothes, Bags, Shoes 23. Puzzling2 Varied range of books. 24. Cherie-Lees Flower Designs and Weddings Fresh cut flowers 25. Cobb & Co Green Grocer Freshest local produce

199 Raymond St, Sale and Rear Carpark Entrance in Desaily st. Telephone 03 5143 0370 Mobile 0408 057 772


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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 July 2012