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The Farmer takes a wife Welcome to our Gippsland Farmer readers. This is the first month the Gippslander newspaper will be inserted into 10,000 copies of the Gippsland Farmer. Printed by Fairfax publications, the Gippsland Farmer is distributed free to over 14,000 letter boxes in the Gippsland region. We see it as a kind of marriage between two quality newspapers. The Gippsland Farmer focusses on the farming and agricultural industry throughout Gippsland, while the Gippslander’s focus is on local Shire news, events and Tourism related features. If our new readers enjoy their new addi-

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tion to their regular read, we’d love you to send us an email, letting us know what you think. Over the coming months, we’re planning to enhance our readership by including a classifieds section, with each advert lasting for a one month edition, at competitive rates. Clubs, pubs, hotels and entertainment venues will also be supported, with an upcoming Clubs section showcasing their activities and events. Overall, we’re pleased to have you, our new readers onboard, and we look forward to the coming months of some feature packed, exciting editions.

Lakes Entrance pumped for Summer action

This summer, if you’re looking for some action, adventure and music, then you should consider booking your summer holiday in Lakes Entrance this year. The local Business & summer before. No more Tourism Associaton (LEB- wondering what the kids TA) is organising events will do. and activities like Lakes En“With the carnival hopetrance has never seen before. fully happening, kite flying, Volleyball on the beach, face painting, food festivals live music on the foreshore and handball competitions, in the evenings, croquet everyone will be catered on the lawns and bare foot for,” said Alison. bowls are some of the activi“It all begins on Melties planned. bourne Cup weekend, with Alison Brewer from live bands and a duck race, Kickback Cottages, explains launched from the footthis summer will be like no bridge.”

The Gippy Cup October 26, 27 & 28, 2012 Cobb & Co. Stables The Wellington Eight Ball Association Inc, in conjunction with the Cobb & Co. Stables Market are presenting the Gippy Cup, an eight ball tourmament. Sanctioned by Pool Vic- ball knockout competition, toria, the Cup will be a high starting at 7:30pm. Saturday the 27th will class display of eight ball, with approximately 250 then see the 1st day of comcompetitors and supporters petition, starting at 9:00am from south east Melbourne, and continuing throughout through to Wonthaggi and the day till 6:00pm. Sunday will see the comOrbost. Cobb & Co. Stables will pletition of the heats, and also be open for business the final run to the finals. over the entire weekend, Presentations will be preproviding spectators and sented throughout the day, visitors with an array of with all activities finishing locally made products to up by 5:00pm. browse. All mini-shops will be The Gippy Cup will kick open on the Saturday and off on the Friday night, Oc- Sunday, so drop in and tober 26 with an open eight checkout some 8 ball action.

Radio Gippsland LIVE STREAMING

This month see’s the introduction of our Gippsland Radio schedule for three of the most popular stations in Gippsland. Gippsland FM 104.7, You can find the schedule 3mFM Sth Gippsland and on page 12 of this months 103.1 3BBR FM have all edition. come on board to publish These radio stations do a their radio schedules on a great service for our commonthly basis. munities, so listen up!

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September 2012

Wellington Shire News

FOB REAL ESTATE – LOCH SPORT Art sparks great debate Do animals have the same moral rights as humans?


The battle lines have been drawn. The stage is set. Get ready for Wellington Shire’s rumble of the year. The Great Debate, is coming to the Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, on Friday, September 14, 7pm. Gippsland Grammar and Maffra Secondary College senior students are preparing to explore the ethics of keeping wild animals in cages in direct response to current exhibition, Animal Kingdom.

Later, local identities from a variety of backgrounds will go head to head as they argue for and against animals having the same rights as humans. The local identities debate will be between local artist, Dawn Stubbs; local Vet, Ben Mielke; and apprentice chef, Krystal Davison. With both sides disagreeing with each other on these topics it promises to be a thorough but entertaining

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debate about a subject that is of increasing interest to the public and education institutions alike. Darren McCubbin will chair the debate while Elyza Day, the 2012 runner up at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival will be the Master of Ceremony on the night. Local Artist, Clive Murray-White will provide a pictorial commentary during the night. IMAGE: Dawn Stubbs & Anton Vardy, team captains.

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East Gippsland Shire News


Metung to host Food & Wine Festival Saturday, October 6 from 11am - 4pm Metung will host its inaugural Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, the 6th of October from 11am till 4pm. Overlooking Lake King, on the Metung Village Green there will be eight Gippsland wineries serving tastings and wine by the glass. One of the wineries present will be the Narkoojee Winery, who were recently awarded a coveted 5 star rating from James Halliday in the 2013 edition of Australian Wine Companion. As well, the brothers from Lightfoot & Sons have confirmed the addition of their first release Rose. Local restaurants will prepare special dishes for the day, and local gourmet food producers shall offer complimentary tastings from their product ranges. Entry is free for all, and more information is on their Facebook page at

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September 2012

Latrobe City Shire News

Eco-tourism alive and well in Tarra Bulga NP

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Parks Victoria and Gunaikurnai are delighted to announce the opening of new tourism assets at two of West Gippsland’s popular parks- Tarra Bulga and Morwell National Parks. Following on from the major redevelopment of the Tarra Valley Day Visitor Site in 2011, two new viewing platforms have just been completed at Tarra Bulga National Park, which will add further appeal to the park which is frequented by thousands of visitors each year.

The ever-popular Corrigans Suspension Bridge is now accompanied by a new lookout platform, which provides spectacular views of the elongated bridge, Mountain Ash forests and cool temperate rainforest of the Strzelecki Ranges. Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge Mr Andy Gillham said the lookout has been made accessible for visitors of all abilities. “A new viewing platform is also complete that will enable visitors to safely access and view the beautiful Cy-

athea Falls, which is located in the southern area of the park”, said Mr Gillham. The $186,000 project to construct these two viewing platforms at Tarra Bulga National Park was made possible due to a combination of funding including the Victorian Bushfire Recovery fund. Furthermore, the completion of these two viewing platforms finalise the overall $722,000 investment by the Commonwealth and Victorian State Governments Bushfire Recovery fund.


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September 2012

South Gippsland Shire News -

Tourist Railway to ferry Garden judges

The Tourist Railway Garden Competition has begun. The prize of $750 for the most attractive garden is being donated by the Koringal ladies. Another prize for the best sustainable garden for the same amount is also to be donated. The Tourist Railway have agreed for the judges to have a carriage for their journey to complete the tasks and also the press and radio etc. will be invited. It was great to hear from all four Tourist Railway station communities that they would accept the challenge for one of these prizes. The competition is to create a win win situation and was the idea of the Korumburra Community Development and Action Incorpora-

Fun Run/ Walk & Planting The South Gippsland Landcare Network is organising it’s annual One Million Steps for One Million Trees Fun Run/Walk and Planting Day for October 7, 2012. It’s a combination of running, walking and planting trees, all for the benefit of the South Gippsland region. Everyone is encouraged to participate in the activities planned for the day, with events suitable for adults and children. The event was timed to coincide with Landcare Week, which runs from September 2 through to September 9, 2012. Due to bad weather, it has been postponed until October 7. If you would like to participate, please contact the South Gippsland Landcare Network by telephoning them on 03 5662 5759 or email Let’s hope for more of the great weather we’ve had the last few weeks. A Soil Health and Fertility Training Course will be held on Friday, October 5, 2012, run by soil expert Chris Alenson. Anyone interested in improving their knowledge of soil health please contact Kathleen at kathleenb@wgcma. to receive an enrolment form.


tion (K.C.D.A. Inc.) to help the Tourism in the area and assist with the Tourist Railway. Many of the Railway volunteers come all the way from Melbourne to volunteer their services. To coincide with the judging on the 4th November Korumburra is to have Community Open Gardens finishing at the Poowong Scultuer Park. The garden walk will cost $10.00 to view three gardens finishing with a sausage sizzle. All proceeds from the day go back to our Community. More information can be found, by calling (03) 5657 3350.

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September 2012

Bass Coast Shire News

4 artists - 16 pieces, Surf Beach upgrade all award winning art! Image courtesy

The work of four award winning local artists will be on show at the Corinella and District Community Centre in the first week of September. “There will be 16 amazing pieces on display,” said Cr Dowman. “This is a fantastic opportunity to come and see work by our talented local artists.” The artists were selected at community art shows over the last year.

“Each of the artists in the exhibition won awards at a local art show to secure their spot in this exhibition,” explained Cr Dowman. “As well as the piece that won the local art show, they are able to include three other pieces to display.” The four artists displaying work are John Adam, winner of the Phillip Island Artist Society Cup Weekend Exhibition. Nicolas Day, won his

award at the Corinella and District Community Centre Traditional Art Show. Judith Garde won her award at the Inverloch Art show in March of this year. Adrian Johnson won his award at the Bass Coast Artists’ Society Easter Exhibition. A panel of art professionals will select one piece from the sixteen on show to be awarded the Bass Coast Art Acquisition Prize. Bass Coast Shire Council has formally supported establishing a Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve, which includes Smiths Beach, Woolamai, Summerland and Cat Bay Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Veronica Dowman, said Council was proud to support the recognition of these special places. “Phillip Island is well known for great surf and a strong surfing culture,” said Cr Dowman. “The Reserve will recognise the quality of waves and the importance of Phillip Island surf spots to the local and national surfing community. Surfing is a lifestyle as well as a sport and this reserve is one way to acknowledge the contribution surfing has made to our community. We are very proud to be able to support

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the working group in their effort to preserve and protect these areas by encouraging pride in the beaches.” The working group who proposed the reserve is made up of representatives from the Phillip Island community, Phillip Island Nature Parks, Bass Coast Shire Council, DSE, Surfing Victoria, Phillip Island Boardriders and Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club. Council’s Acting Planning and Environment Director, Alison Creighton, said the declaration of the National Surfing Reserve is primarily about recognition and celebration. “The way these areas are managed and legislation will not change,” explained Ms Creighton. “But the idea is to foster a sense of pride and ownership of these special places, which will help protect and preserve them.

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Baw Baw Shire News

Taste Live Gippsland an extraordinary show


Showcasing Australian wines and produce


Warragul Showgrounds is about to explode your tastebuds with Taste Live Gippsland putting on a food and wine show in a Garden Picnic setting. Not only will local wines and produce be on display. Taste Live has a huge selection of exquisite microbreweries from across Victoria. Set in the heart of Warragul, is the elm tree lined Logan Park, only a few minutes walk to the V-Line station and Warragul town centre. A perfect setting for a Sunday of relaxation and taste sensations. While you’re relaxing, get along to the live cooking stage, where Iain Hewitson will be cooking up his storm along with other celebrity chefs, winemakers, craft brewers and food providers. Live music will keep the atmosphere light and cheery, and the kids will be looked after with plenty of activities planned.


China, pottery, ceramics, linen and interesting collectables. SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2012 10 am to 5 pm THE COLLEGE ASSEMBLY HALL 55 Burke St Warragul 3820 ENTRY $5 Accompanying children free Refreshments available PARKING Front & Upper Corner of Main Bloc And via Wills St (back entrance) and East Side of buildings Where and when? Warragul Showgrounds, Logan Park Sth Rd Sunday October 14 - 10am till 5pm Telephone 1300 66 50 59 Adults: $15 at gate, $12.30 online Children under 16 free (accompanied)

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Knick Knacks & Collectables, PlasmaCut Victoria, Sweetease chocolates & treats, renowned Tarot Reader Andi Rootweaver and Freestone Indulgence Massage are moving to larger premises at 214 Raymond Street SALE, collectively called TWO 14. Two14 brings a holistic approach to retail catering for the body, mind and spirit with the wide range of quality retail products that our stores are already known for, as well as the skilled Wellbeing and Tarot consultants. Knick Knacks & Collectables On offer is a wider range of retro items including furniture, numerous collectables and original artworks. Formally shop 6 Cobb and Co Stables

Freestone Indulgence Well known local Massage Therapist Lynette Belsher, has taken her business and her passion to another exiting level. Freestone Massage has grown and evolved and has been renamed Freestone Indulgence to better reflect the unique and indulgent massage experiences that have been created in a first for Sale-a couples room! Freestone Indulgence will continue to provide reliable, quality remedial and sports massage therapies at affordable prices. Please phone for an appointment or call in as “Walk-ins” are welcome-you don’t need to make an appointment. Lynette has over 16 years Professional experience. Adv.Dip.Myotheraphy, Member AAMT, Private Health Fund Rebates, Workcover Accredited. Phone 0427 291 959 Sweetease Chocolates and Treats Sweetease, the first ever factory outlet for MMM Truffles of Lake Entrance, is expanding their line of handmade chocolate treats to include Hot Chocolate and Coffee from their new Coffee shop. Gift hampers and old fashion lollies also available. Formally shop 20, Cobb & Co stables. PlasmaCut Victoria Formally of shop 7 Cobb and Co Stable is providing a wide range of Garden Art, Lattice panels, Gates, Australian and practical metal art, engineering work by appointment. We can customise designs from many sources and we can create new and unique design for Property and shop signage, custom lattice and so much more, only limited by your imagination. Find out more at & now on Facebook. Andi Rootweaver, Tarot Readings Established as an accomplished and experienced international tarot reader, Andi will continue to offer insightful readings from our new location at 214 Raymond Street. Andi is a professional tarot reader accredited with the Tarot Guild of Australia, a published tarot author, a radio personality on a twice-weekly tarot show, and a deck creator. She offers Tarot and Lenormand salon-style cartomancy readings that are uncannily accurate; readings that are guaranteed to answer your questions. It doesn’t matter whether you call her a fortune-teller, a psychic or a medium, just be sure to call her for your reading today! Gift vouchers

We start trading at TWO14 on 1st October and our Grand Shop Opening Saturday 6th October from 9am to 5pm. TWO14 is open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm (longer in summer). Grand Shop Opening 6th October at 214 Raymond Street SALE (next to Spotlight), bring this voucher and spend $10 or more and receive a free coffee from us at TWO14 as a thank you for your support.



September 2012

Spirit, Mind & Body

Talkin’ about a revolution, sounds, like a whisper

Hard Roof Accommodation The Winner of 2 of Wellington's Tourism Awards in 2012

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Have you heard about it? Have you seen it on the internet? Have you witnessed it on the streets? The Revolution? The immortal words of singer Tracy Chapman, “talkin about a revolution ... sounds, like a whisper” certainly ring true with this new breed of social media/ internet/spiritual revolution. It’s coming from all sides, if you’ve noticed it. The students are in on it, the average suburbanite, and last but not least, the “new age” spiritualist movement has also cottoned onto the apparent corruption and abuse of power by those ruling classes. But let’s go back to the basics, back to the reasons why there would be such a massive online movement to overthrow what appears to be legitimate, democratically elected governments in our Western civilisations. What is causing millions and millions of Westerners world-wide to be so discontented with their governments to cause movements such as the “Occupy” movement, Zeitgeist movement and many others. After much investigation, I’ve found there to be a deeper, more humane reason for the rejection of our current form of governance. After talking to students, youth, baby boomers and average citizens, I’ve discovered an underlying discontentment with the way things are. A discontentment that goes deeper than personal opinions and personal comforts.

This “movement” or revolution, is rejecting the current beliefs of “every man for himself.” They reject the idea that “we’re alright mate,” in our comfy 3 b.r. home in suburbia. It seems, the consumer societies are waking up to the horrors of how and where their products are being made. Asking questions of how can we, as a nation or collective of people, allow others on our planet to suffer from starvation, war and oppression? How can we sit quietly by, watching corporations control government policy? How can we accept a cheap television set when those making it are working in appalling conditions? This appears to be a revolution against the practices of non-empathetic corporate citizens destroying the lives of millions of others on our planet. All for their profit!

Profit has become a socially acceptable norm. If it makes a profit, it’s moral. The internet generation doesn’t seem to see it this way, and has been able to shrug off the main stream media conditioning. They no longer get their news or information from the six o’clock news, instead prefering alternative news sources. Getting the whole picture instead of a filtered message, censored by big government and business. The entire planet is suffering at the hands of those wishing to make a short term profit. This includes murder (disguised as war), and theft (disguised as taxation). 99% of the population on this planet has been convinced they’ve only been born to work, pay taxes to the State, and submit to authority. The next generation is breaking this mould. I like it, i’m thinking ... Viva la revolution!

Melbourne protest against corporate greed, an expose on freedom of speech.

September 2012 -

Gippsland Good Food Guide

Souped up kitchen cooks up a storm


Mates for food & wine

After being closed for renovations, Floating Dragon has re-opened its’ doors with a new menu that will excite your tastebuds. As a must do restaurant whilst in Lakes Entrance, the Floating Dragon is the domain of chefs’ Julie Ting and Sheenie Hwang. Their approach to Cantonese cuisine provides an exciting variety of authentic and modern dishes, all drawing the maximum of flavour from the very freshest of local ingredients. Floating Dragons’ unique position on the Western boat harbour at Lakes Entrance is a gem in a worthy setting. The Dining Room’s setting is simple in design; candle lit so as not to detract from the spectacular water views the restaurant is renowned for. Diners can sit comfortably into the upholstered oak dining chairs while watching the local fishing fleet and wildlife pass by. Ruby red lanterns provide soft lighting, with background music that is reminiscent of ancient China. The standard of service is

impeccable, as one reviewer says “finally a restaurant providing five star service without the five star price tag”. He goes on to say that the “Waiters are well trained and hospitable” The menu is exciting with plenty of options to choose from. On a recent visit, I began with ‘Crumbed crab claws stuffed with prawn moose’... It was followed by ‘Aged fillet beef in Cantonese barbeque sauce.

“Heavenly apple bites, covered in crispy toffee with vanilla ice cream.” To conclude my evening I ordered a dessert of heavenly apple bites covered in a crispy toffee served in a candied birds nest with vanilla ice cream. Mains are reasonably priced in the thirty dollar range however, portions are generous and could be shared if dining amongst friends and family. Everything is sensational from the plate to palate.

The use of rustic black serving ware adds a sense of authenticity that is visually pleasing. A concise but well planned wine list provides diners with an easy option to match food and wine. It is great to see the use of local names such as the Wild Dogs’ Unwooded and Narkoojies’ Lily grace Chardonnay on offer as well as the award winning Sarsfield Estate Pinot to name a few. Their beer range is equally as exciting with a great selection of locals made available from the Bruthen Bull Ant Brewery. With food and service this good, reservations are advisable, especially if dining on the weekends. You can contact hosts Sheenie & Kohn on (03) 51551400. They are open Tuesday till Sunday from 6 p.m. till late and serve yum cha on Sundays from noon. Alternatively, you can visit their website at www. The restaurant is fully licensed and able to cater for large or small groups, parties and family get togethers.

If you’ve noticed a bunch of guys wining and dining around Gippsland every Queen’s Birthday Weekend, then you’ve probably met this group. They’re a mixed bunch of individuals from various professions, who meet every year over the long weekend, for a “mens” get together. This year they were photographed at the Sale Cobb & Co Market complex, checking out the market atmosphere with it’s many and varied local stalls. From left to right is Alan, Ben, Mik, Alan, Ken, Jack and Peter. Their professions range from a CEO, a technical salesman, a draftsman, a traffic engineer, a wine maker, an ambulance driver and an IT expert. Their theme for their get togethers is activity based, with plenty of good food, wine and lots of laughter. This year they stayed at Seaspray, on the 90 Mile Beach, wining and dining their way through Gippsland

Mates for food visit Cobb & Co Markets

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 Find us on Facebook

Ticklish Turtle Coffeehouse

Our Coffee ... Your Pleasure

Phone 5145 7134

near the roundabout in Stratford

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

An abundance of local seafood, produce and wine.

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Home & Garden the revolution in online petitioning

Our very own Hazelwood Power Station has made it to Hazelwood is Australia’s dirtiest power station. Commissioned in 1959, Hazelwood is old, inefficient and out-of-date. It’s time to replace this old clunker with clean, safe and reliable energy that can deliver new jobs and investment for Victoria. With the right support, new investment across Gippsland can lead to new indus-

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try opportunities for workers and the local community. Environment Victoria is campaigning for the Federal government to deliver on their promise to close 2000MW of our dirtiest power stations such as Hazelwood and deliver a real transition plan for workers. Sign the petition to see Hazelwood replaced at

Sharyn Munro discovered a warzone in regional Australia after spending nearly a year visiting the country’s coal mining communities. She observed what’s really happening at the ‘coal-face’: towns and districts are dying, and people are hurting, rebelling, and ultimately paying the price for the nation’s mining boom. Throughout her journey, Sharyn spoke to numerous people affected by mining. She listened to stories of homeowners and farmers being forced out of townships, broken in spirit and in health, or else under threat, their lives and properties in limbo as they battle the might of huge mining companies developing ever larger mines and prospecting for new coal deposits or coal seam gas. She exposes the real story of coal in her life-changing new book, Rich Land, Wasteland, presenting an impassioned account of the human price individuals and communities are paying for the coal rush. Incidences of asthma, cancers and heart attacks show alarming spikes in communities close to coal mines and coal power stations. Once reliable rivers and aquifers are drying up or become polluted, once

fertile agricultural land is becoming unusable. But the big mostly foreign-owned coal mining companies continue to push on with their coal rush and government continues to assist and protect them: ever more mining licences are granted, ever bigger mines are opened. In this life-changing book, Sharyn exposes the real story of coal: how people

are hurting, and rebelling, as coal pushes into hitherto unthinkable areas; how the true costs outweigh any benefits; and how all of us will ultimately pay the price. “I wrote this book to share with Australians what I experienced and learnt. Most Australians, I believe, are decent people who would be appalled by what is going on if they knew.”

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Community Gardens - sharing a vegie patch Community Gardens are not only excellent places for growing veggies, fruits and flowers, but also for creating social connections and releasing stress. Gippsland has it’s share of Community Gardens in the most unlikely communities. The initial reason for starting a community garden was because of the lack of outdoor space for unit/apartment dwellers in larger cities. A community garden gave these urbanites an outlet for their gardening pas-

sion and a way of connecting to others in their local communities and suburbs. Now, the idea has caught on with both large and small communities alike. Lake Tyers Beach, in East Gippsland, has a thriving community garden. They allocate a garden bed to each person, or local community organisation. Then, along with common areas for growing fruit trees and berries, all the participants share the work load. Regular working bees are facilitated by their commit-

tee, headed by David and Elle Locke. Other gardens take a different approach, by having no personal garden beds, but instead an entire garden open to all willing to contribute. Yinnar and District Community Garden was begun several years ago, and has progressed into a thriving community of local gardeners, all eager to participate. They hold regular free workshop days, focussing on subjects such as Sustainable Garden Design. Wonthaggi Community

Lake Tyers Beach Community Garden

Garden is also flourishing, with a family day recently attracting 35 people willing to get their hands dirty. They learned about germinating seeds and propagating plants. Many gardens use their own produce to raise much needed finances for tools, mulch, posts and plants. David Locke, from Lake Tyers Beach explains that their raspberry crop, being very successful, has assisted the Garden for the last 12 months. “We tend to give our fellow gardeners first option in buying the communal fruit at low prices, and if we have excess, we’ll try the local traders,” said David.

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Community Radio’s Gippsland Gippsland LocalofRadio

Gippsland FM - Program Schedule Monday Breaky – 80’s/ 90’s


Wednesday Breaky – Breaky - Country 60’s / 70’s Rock / Pop Nostalgia – 60’s to 90’s

Public First

Local Issues

0600 0900 1100 1200


Thursday Breaky – 70’s / 90’s Indigenous LV U3A




Breaky - Country



60’s to 90’s music Vision Australia

Current Affairs

Classical Music

Pop Nostalgia Blues

Country Music

Local Footy

Easy Listening Sudanese

Easy Listening Music

0200 0400

Youth – Music











Rock Music


Contemporary Music

Alternative Music

Metal Music


Gay Community

Alternative Music

Rock / Pop Nostalgia


Dance / Electro

Experimental Music

Country Music

Alternative Music

0900 1030 1230 September 2012

Alternative Music

For a full guide, and weekend programs: 7am-6pm

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY The Sounds of West Gippsland (includes News, Weather and Community Programs) A mellow selection from a wide range of musical styles. Geof’s Country

Move’n Groove/ Sam’s Alternatives


Sweet Soul Music/Music Cafe The Catch Up/Golden Mega Mix

Classic Rock Corner/Planet Music

Prog Spectrum /Wednesday Night Live

10pm12am 12am-7am

Night Sounds of West Gippsland

Night Sounds of West Gippsland

Night Sounds of West Gippsland


Turn Up Your Radio/All Stars Jazz Festival A Musical Patchwork/ Trad Jazz at Oak Street Play It One More Time Night Sounds of West Gippsland

Soul Connection The Dance of Life

Night Sounds of West Gippsland

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

September 2012

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Relocation Celebration Sale Prices Slashed/Reap the Rewards Paul Abbott is proud to announce that he has relocated into a larger premise. Due to high demand for our quality vans we have expanded our range of new and used caravans and camper trailers. Good old fashioned service and attention to detail has enabled this local business to grow and reach a wide range of customers who just keep coming back and referring their friends.

Brand New!



Supreme Classic 21ft

Brand new, island bed, triple bunks, full ensuite, battery pac, air con + more $52,500 on road

Coronet Grand Prince 2009

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Like new, first registered in April 2011, single beds, HWS, solar, battery pac, annex + more $24,500

Jayco Sterling 2006 19.6ft

Excellent condition, east/west separate shower/toilet full annex, many extra’s $36,500

$36,500 Goldstream RV 2006 16.6ft

Excellent condition, island bed, battery pac, awning, shade cloth wall + extra’s $22, 500

$24,500 Roma 14ft/top Excellent condition, awning, island double bed, full oven, radio, new rims/tyres, tane 1020kg $13,500

$22,500 Jayco Freedom pop/top

2003 16ft Excellent condition, single beds, awning, full annex, + more, one owner $18,500

$13,500 Jayco Freedom pop/top 2003

15.5ft Excellent, island bed, awning, shade walls, many extra’s never had spare, 2 owners $19,500


16.6ft Brand new, island bed combo, s/toilet. air con, battery pac, BBQ point, outside table/ speakers, tamdon $48,000 on road


20ft Immaculate condition, east/west, full ensuite, washing machine, battery pac, air con, TV $45,500

Avan Cruisliner 2010

Supreme Executive P/T


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September 2012

Gippsland in 2012

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If you’ve been considering going Solar, but confused by the red tape and technical jargon, then Green Way Projects may be your new best friend. Director Matthew Rigby says “Improving technology and new products has seen the uptake of solar energy systems grow at an astonishing rate”. With innovation driving change, customers often ask, how do we keep up? By installing Solar Panel Photovoltaic (PV), energy users can reduce, or even erase ongoing power costs and usage from the electricity grid. Green Way Projects provides sustainable solutions by performing in home assessments. Our local Gippsland consultants will provide analysis of your energy usage and recommend the right solution. Green Way Projects believe by investing in high quality systems, it will increase the power created and deliver a much longer life-span for the unit. They only provide products that are fully certified, and meet industry standards. The systems we install

are backed by product warranties of up to 25 years and are from long established manufacturers. Our experienced staff are local to your area and provide the best custom designed solar solutions to fit your needs and budget. By installing solar panels you can generate clean, renewable electricity at home, which will reduce your power bills for years to come. You can even supply surplus energy back to the grid, therefore crediting your account. There are grants and subsidies available and you may be eligible for a Federal Government rebate towards the cost of your solar sys-

tem. Also, there is an ongoing State Government based incentive in the form of a feed-in-tariff. This means, that if your solar system generates more electricity than you can use, then it feeds it back into the main electricity grid, giving you credits on your next electricity bill. Green Way Projects can tell you if you are eligible for some or all the incentives. Electricity prices have increased significantly in the last three years - a trend which is widely predicted to continue, so contact us today on 1300 556 924 for comprehensive and professional advice.

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September 2012

Merrangbaur Heights

Enjoy the lifestyle Stage nine nears completion With the smoothing of the stockpiles of dirt and the connection of services, the Merrangbaur Heights Estate, Lakes Entrance is reaching yet another pinnacle with stage nine of the development now complete. First started in 1987, the estate has been developed in stages, depending on demand and has become the ideal place to retire or bring up the family. Prior to the beginning of the current stage, over one hundred and seventy blocks have been sold and most of those sold, now have residences on them.

The release of a further seventeen blocks with prices starting from $95,000 & several allotments already sold and about to be built on. The allotments are generous in size allowing plenty of room and some have sea views. “The estate has covenants imposed on the land so buyers can be confident they will be surrounded by quality homes & this will remain a fantastic place to live� Within the next twelve months, the final seal on the road will be carried out, as will the finalization of the walking track which will link this area to other paths leading into town giving residents easy access.

We are having a great time in Lakes Entrance... ......there is so much to do!

Fantastic shopping Enjoy a coffee Loving the beach Great fishing A game of Golf Amazing Weather

We’re loving the lifestyle...... can't wait for you to join us! We've found you the perfect block for you too..... Prices starting at $95,000 511 Esplanade Lakes Entrance Victoria 3909 03 5155 6777

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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

September 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

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 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

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Cobb & Co Market News

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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. 4. Gippsland Asian Grocery Asian/Filipino grocery items. 5. Gippsland Promotional Clothing Sale College/545 Primary 6. Knick Knacks and Collectables Collectable and retro. 7. PlasmaCut – Metal Art that is locally designed. 8. Plasma Cut 9. Angie’s Cakes Custom Made Special Occassion

10. Cobb & Co Green Grocer Freshest Local Produce

11. Juddy Rose Photography 12. Heather Brae Ceramics Handmade Crafts 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. Chris’s Creations 19. Seafood Freshest seafood. 20. Sweet Ease Confectionary & Gifts 21. Sale Bridal House Wedding Decorations 22. Sale Bridal House 23. Puzzling2 Varied range of books. 24. Breedazzled 25. Breedazzled

27. Cherie-Lee’s Flower Designs and Weddings -

Fresh Cut Flowers 28. Art Local Artists 29. Rug Clearance

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



September 2012

Healthy Living

Gluten Free Batter brings joy back to Fish & Chip feasts

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-

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

Tel: 03 5144 2585


September 2012 Edition

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