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COVER • HYPE DANCE CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN STYLE Kim Cella has two reasons to celebrate in 2019. The dance studio she founded – Hype Dance – is celebrating its 10th anniversary and she has taken on two business partners. “The studio was at a point where I had so many ideas and so many different avenues to explore but I’m only one person and there’s only so many hours in the day and days in the week,” Kim said. “I knew I couldn’t do it on my own and so I was looking for some people with ambition and drive and passion to buy into the business. And here they are.” Ending Kim’s search for business partners were Paris Ackland and Keana Soper, who were happy to step up to the challenge, with the deal being struck over a cup of coffee. “I took them out for coffee and put the idea to them and they were both blown away,” Kim said. “Firstly, that I would sell part of my business because they’ve seen it be my baby for the last 10 years. It is a huge oppportunity for two business minded young women to buy into an established business in an industry that they are passionate about.” Both girls, who have doubled as student and teacher over the past few years, could see the opportunity for what it was, though, and jumped at the chance to make dance their full time career. Paris, 22, has been dancing for 20 years – the past seven at Hype, and teaching for six of those years.“I

honestly didn’t know where I was heading – I never wanted to go to uni,” Paris said. “I just knew I wanted to dance and I enjoyed teaching and when Kim asked me, the opportunity was too good to be true. I never imagined I would be in this position at my age so it’s pretty exciting.” Keana, who is 20, has been dancing for more than 10 years, spending the past nine at Hype and teaching for two of those years. “I had the goal to do something along these lines and I had been hanging around Kim to see what I could do and how I could help.” Paris had also flagged her desire to be more involved at Hype – that was over 12 months ago – and Kim remembered and saw Paris and Keana as the perfect candidates to buy in and help build her business. “I could see what goes on behind the scenes and I knew with the studio growing like it was, I knew there was so much more I could do,” Paris said. Hype Dance in 2019 is a far cry from when Kim first opened the studio. “We started in a tin shed in the industrial area behind other businesses,” Kim said. “There was a lot of dust and I was constantly vacuuming before class so we could dance.” She started with two classes and 14 students and that is now more than 40 classes with up to 450 students attending each week. The studio has also reached a capacity where students are eligible for the $100 State Government Sports Vouchers and that has certainly helped

many families stay involved. Paris brings a passion for jazz, lyrical and contemporary to the partnership, citing a background in calisthenics as the foundation of her love of those genres, while Keana is the hip hop queen and she is looking forward to her 2019 adult hip hop classes on Tuesday nights, where once a month they will have a Heels Night, where students can further test themselves by going through the moves in high heels. “Just for something different and a bit of fun,” Keana said. She also takes care of the studio’s merchandise lines and social media platforms. Hype Dance is arguably best known for bringing hip hop to Mount Gambier. “Hip hop wasn’t a big thing when I was growing up but when I finished dancing I went to a workshop and thought “what is this?’ and fell in love with it,” Kim said. Given she opened her dance studio in the throes of the global financial crisis, she offered hip hop classes on a pay by the week basis and kids just loved it. “We still wanted kids to be active,” she said. Now Hype Dance sends crews to various championships around Australia. As both Paris and Keana have been part of the teaching staff at Hype Dance, coming on as owners and directors will change little in terms of the timetable but is set to help with special projects and even more community involvement than the studio currently boasts. Each business partner now has a specific role - Keana

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is the marketing manager, Paris, the community manager and Kim, the administration manager, as they all work to thier strengths to make an even stronger dance studio. Hype will be more involved in the Fringe Festival this year, and with the biennial schools music and dance festival Move It on this year, having Paris and Keana to head out and work with the schools will certainly take the pressure off Kim. Paris also has plans afoot for a local dance competition called Take The Stage, which will be launched in June this year, while finding other opportunities to showcase dance in the community is also high on the agenda. The studio also offers Year 1012 students the chance to earn points towards their SACE. The studio lives by the mantra EVERYONE can dance. “And we haven’t

been proved wrong yet,” Kim said. Offering hip hop, jazz, contemporary, ballet and AcroDance, contact Hype Dance today for more details on their 2019 classes and how you can get involved. Left - New owner & director Keana Soper, founder Kim Cella & new owner & director Paris Ackland. ONE THE COVER: Hype Dance teaching staff (standing from left) - Annie Facy, Keana Soper, Jayden Green, Kim Cella & Paris Ackland (kneeling in front) Jacinta Cooper, Samantha Brotherton & Makenzie Robb. HYPE DANCE Level 1/32 Helen Street Mount Gambier SA 5290 Ph: 0421 015 935


WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH HER ARTISTIC HERO Mount Gambier based artist Jo Fife is excited about the year ahead as she looks to make the most of an arts grant of more than $8000 to allow her to work alongside internationally renowned artist Professor Kay Lawrence. Jo has been working in her own art practice for the best part of 30 years, starting as a ceramicist, and she has spent three decades exploring and experimenting across a number of genres since leaving school. She started an arts degree at TAFE Mount Gambier but because she lived a reasonable distance away on the family property, the travelling costs started to mount up. That led to her securing a job, but as demands of the job grew, something had to give and initially – that was her art studies. “So I decided to do night

classes and that’s when I started doing ceramics,” Jo said. But having grown up on a farm, Jo had an affinity for sheep and wool and seemed destined to somehow work that into her pursuit of fine art. “So, when I was 17, I bought a sheep and a spinning wheel with some money I had earned working in the shearing shed during school holidays,” Jo said. Jo’s sheep had to be kept quite isolated on the property – it was a coloured sheep and mixing a sheep like that in with the regular flock is a huge no-no. But Jo was all about colour – even back then. “Living on a property there were lots of trees and things and I started experimenting with natural dying,” she said. It is not a combination usually favoured by most artists but Jo merged her love of ceramics and

textiles in those early days, creating bowls and adding, often crocheted pieces to those works. Jo then took a short sabbatical from the creative arts before resuming and working more along craft lines than art, although she was doing a lot of drawing. A move to Adelaide saw Jo’s art focus also move. “My next door neighbour did silk painting and I used to go over there and paint,” she said. “I really fell in love with silk painting and while I got sick of doing silk scarves, I really started to branch out and made clothing out of my silk paintings.” But, as Jo has for all of her 30 year art career, Jo again looked to work with other mediums and she returned to painting on canvas and the more traditional genre of watercolour. Working with textiles was never far from her mind, though, and when she was asked to join a local textile art collaborative – Threadmill – she resurrected that work to be part of their exhibition. That was 26 years ago, and Jo has certainly forged her reputation in the art world since, as, first and foremost, a textile artist. Joining Gallery 54 in 2000 injected new life and inspiration into her work as well. “I was really inspired by a great bunch of artists,” she said. Jo believes the isolation of being an artist in a regional area means collaboratives like Gallery 54 are so important. “Just to have that network to tap into, is so important,” Jo said. “It’s not like

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metropolitan areas where there are so many more artists, as well as workshops and exhibitions and all that sort of thing.” Jo has held a number of exhibitions and has also made community art a huge priority, working with multicultural communities in some impressive projects. She has worked with the Karen Weavers through the Limestone Coast Migrant Resource Centre, with the support of Country Arts SA and Regional Arts Australia. “I have worked with a lot of refugee and migrant groups, including Afghani women in Naracoorte,” Jo said. “Their needlework is amazing – it’s just so beautiful.” Two years ago, Jo took another huge step in her art practice, redeveloping the Old Chapel, at Suttontown, as a studio and exhibition space. “I like to think of it as a hub for artists, almost a community space,” she said. Jo was

able to offer the space to the group Thumbprint, for their exhibitions, after the redevelopment of the Riddoch Art Gallery, saw the print making group without a home, and she has had a young Adelaide artist enjoy a residency at the Old Chapel space, as well as numerous other exhibitions. The most recent exhibition, was the work of the late Lorry Humphreys, who had donated her work to the Stand Like Stone Foundation to raise funds for some scholarships, which have been named in her honour. “That raised a lot of money,” jo said. But the next 12 months, will be all about Jo as she looks to develop as an artist courtesy of her recently received grant. Jo chose Professor Kay Lawrence as her mentor for the 12 month project, after working with the esteemed textile artist and Dr Lind Marie Walker on an exhibition last year called Women At Work. “I really like the way Kay works and her knowledge of arts,” Jo said. “I still remember in 1988 going to the Adelaide Festival and I sat and watched her tapestry weaving for hours and just through she was so amazing. That was a memory that stuck with me.” For Jo, this project, which will culminate in work to exhibit in 2020, is about getting out of her comfort zone, experimenting and learning as much as possible. The contacts Jo will make through Kay will also help her find inspiration. “I want to broaden my techniques and knowledge.” Jo said. Women At Work is still the backdrop against which this project is set, with a focus on experimental and conceptual works, which will form the body of work she will put on show in 2020. “It will be a combination of drawings and stitching,” she said. Jo will host Kay a couple of times this year as they work on the project, and Jo will head to Kay, who is based in Adelaide, on a minimum of four occasions and there will be plenty of emailing and skyping as well. “I could have continued to keep sitting her and just doing what I’ve been doing, or I could try and grow and that’s what I’m doing.”


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PERSONAL EXPERIENCE FUELS ORGAN DONATION CAMPAIGN Fifteen years ago Danielle Horton was rushed to Adelaide by the Royal Flying Doctor Service suffering kidney failure. Fast forward to 2018 and Danielle headlined a fundraising event last year at Mount Gambier’s Rail Lands, hosting the Big Red Kidney Walk – a nationwide campaign that ran for the first time in Mount Gambier in 2018. She is now joining forces with Kim Telford, one of the first kidney and pancreas transplant recipients in South Australia, to present a powerful documentary, Dying to Live, next Thursday, at Mount Gambier’s Oatmill Cinema, killing two birds with one stone – raising awareness of organ donation and raising funds for Kidney Health Australia. Both ladies know the journey of a renal patient intimately – Kim, having lived with type 1 diabetes for almost two decades and experienced the renal failure that can result from that, while Danielle, having spent 15 years dealing with her renal failure diagnosis. “I ended up on peritoneal dialysis for six months and lucky for me, my kidneys regained enough function for me to come off off dialysis,” Danielle said. But her story did not end there and in 2010, dialysis gain became a part of Danielle’s life. And the life of her then, unborn daughter. “I ended up on dialysis again, this time for two weeks to try and keep my baby in until she was 25 weeks gestation,” Danielle said. “She was born at 25 weeks and six days, weighing 610 grams and without this life saving treatment neither I, nor my gorgeous eight year old daughter would be here.” For Danielle the battle continues and that’s why she hosted the Big Red Kidney Walk and why screening the Dying To Live documentary is so important to her. “Currently I have 12% kidney function remaining, which means that in the near future, I will need to go back onto dialysis, then hopefully be well enough to go on the transplant waiting list and then eventually receive a lifesaving gift of a kidney,” she said. That is the life saving gift already received by Kim and for the mother of

two, it has been life changing. It was certainly a whirlwind for Kim and her family, though. Her regular blood tests had all been normal and in November 2016 that pattern continued. By March the following year Kim’s health was going downhill fast and that’s when she first met Professor Toby Coates, who has now been with Kim every step of the way on her transplant journey. “After I spent that first week in hospital, it did feel like my health suffered a rapid decline,” Kim said. A year later she was on dialysis. “I chose to do peritoneal dialysis,” Kim said. That is basically removing the toxins in the blood overnight rather than sitting in a hospital for five hours, three times a week in six week blocks. “I guess I just didn’t want it to impact too much on my life and it was definitely less disruptive,” Kim said. At the time, Kim felt tired at times but basically felt like her failing renal health was not really affecting her life – looking back she realises that’s not true. “I look back now and can see I was struggling,” she said. “I thought I was doing OK but really I wasn’t.” Kim’s inability to self-assess is an ongoing issue, with Toby Coates often checking in with Kim’s husband Brenton, as well as Kim, herself, to ascertain how she is travelling, posttransplant. “Brenton and the boys were amazing and did so much around the house,” Kim said. Getting her name on the transplant list was a huge step for Kim, but she was all too aware that being on the list, and ending up in the operating room with suitable organs, can be worlds apart = there is no finite timeline. With the benefit of hindsight, Kim knows her journey from listed patient to successful recipient was whirlwind by transplant standards. Her bags were basically packed from day one of being added to the transplant list. “You have to be ready to drop everything and go as soon as you get that phone call,” Kim said. “I even gave Toby his own ring tone so I would know when it was him calling.” Her work was understanding, allowing her to have her phone

accessible at all times and that call did come. Of course, the call is still no guarantee that the transplant will go ahead. “You have to be ready to go but you can get there and then find out the organs are not suitable for whatever reason,” Kim said. The plan was always to drive to Adelaide and when the moment arrived, Kim’s meticulously plan swung into motion. “Basically we had been living out of a suitcase so that everything I wanted was packed and ready to go,” Kim said. And so they hit the road, with Kim’s parents, best friend, sister and sons all following the next day. For Kim, the kidney and pancreas transplant meant a seven hour operation but she went into the ordeal confident after doctors described has as “a perfect candidate.” “Basically if you took away the renal failure, I was young and healthy and exactly the type of candidate they look for,” Kim said. And while it was not all smooth sailing – Kim continued to basically be the model patient. “We were told to expect three months in Adelaide and two to three weeks in hospital but I was well on track to be released after a week,” Kim said. But Kim then suffered her first major setback and headed back to hospital for a second surgery. “That really set me back,” Kim said. “I actually felt worse than I did after my first surgery.” But she recovered and fought a number of infections and then headed lifestyle1.net | 06

to Kent Town Kidney Health Australia accommodation facility, sharing a two bedroom apartment with her parents for a month. “It is wonderful for country people,” Kim said. “It is used for dialysis patients and transplant patients and it was a godsend – it is a home away from home.” Kim was expecting to stay for up to six weeks but again she started to defy the usual schedule and was told she could return home after only two. Kim knows the fact Professor Toby Coates runs a clinic out of Mount Gambier Hospital was also a huge factor in her being able to spend much of her recovery at home, with her family. “I can’t speak highly enough of him,” Kim said.

She does still suffer from tiredness but for the most part Kim feels almost back to her usual self. “I am definitely getting stronger all the time and finding more energy,” she said. “And it is a different tired to what I felt before the transplant.” She is headed back to work any day now so it is really starting to feel like life is almost back to normal. The check ups will continue but reduce in frequency and so now Kim is focussed on staying healthy, making the most of this second chance and raising awareness of renal health and organ donation. “I know how lucky I am that everything fell into place for me,” Kim said. “But there are so many people out there waiting for transplants and I just want people to be more aware of what they have to do so they can donate their organs.” Kim has had the opportunity to head back to the ICU in Adelaide and thank those staff and even that was something that rarely happens. “The staff really appreciated it because they don’t often see how things end up for the people they care for,” Kim said. “I just hope I can convince people to be kind enough and brave enough to say yes to organ donation.” And that is why Kim and Danielle want people in Mount Gambier to see Dying to Live. Tickets are $17 for the Thursday, February 7 screening, starting at 6.30pm at Mount Gambier’s Oatmill Cinema. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with Director of Kidney and Pancreas Islet and Transplant, at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Professor Toby Coates; South East Health Service Regional Director Ngaire Buchanan; Nurse Unit Manager Renal and Chemo Units at the Mount Gambier District Health Service, Nebu Mathew & Kim, herself. The event is proudly supporting Kidney Health Australia and the SA Emorgo Transplant House. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.demand. film/event/6706abonMrJD Above - Shining a light on organ donation - Danielle Horton & Kim Telford. Below (far left) - Professor Toby Coates, Josh, Kimberley and Brenton Telford, Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell and Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Stephen Wade at the Royal Adelaide Hospital late last year. Below (left) - Danielle Horton at Mount Gambier’s inaugural Big Red Kidney Walk at Mount Gambier Rail Lands.


TEMPT THE TASTEBUDS Gin & tonic slice 125g unsalted butter 215g (1 cup) caster sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 125ml (1/2 cup) lemon juice 2 eggs 4 egg yolks 1 tablespoon gelatine powder 180ml (3/4 cup) thickened cream JELLY 1 tablespoon gelatine powder 110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 125ml (1/2 cup) strained lemon juice

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Method Grease a 20 x 30cm slice pan and line with baking paper, allowing the 2 long sides to overhang. Break up the biscuits into a food processor and process until coarsely crushed. Pour in the butter and process until combined. Tip into the prepared pan and use the back of the spoon to press firmly and evenly into the base. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm. Meanwhile, for the filling, combine the butter, sugar, lemon zest, juice, eggs and yolks in a medium saucepan. Stir over very low heat for 2 minutes or until the butter has melted. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, for a further 10 minutes or until the mixture is thick. Strain into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Place 60ml (1/4 cup) water in a bowl and sprinkle over the gelatine powder. Set aside for a couple of minutes to soften. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds or until hot. Use a fork to stir to dissolve the gelatine. Set aside to cool until the gelatine and lemon mixtures are at the same temperature. Stir gelatine into the lemon mixture. Set aside at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until cooled. Use electric beaters to beat the cream until soft peaks form. Fold into the lemon curd. Pour over the base and smooth the surface. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or until set. To make the jelly, place 125ml (1/2 cup) cold water in a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatine over and leave to soften. Heat over medium heat until just hot, stirring to dissolve the gelatine. Add the sugar and stir over the heat without boiling until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice, tonic water and gin. Strain into a jug and skim off any bubbles on the surface. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Leaving the slice in the fridge, gently pour the gin and tonic mixture over the slice. Sprinkle with herbs & flowers. Keep in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.

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PUBLIC ART SPRUCES UP MAIN STREET Commercial Street West is home to a new trial public art initiative to create interest in vacant shopfronts and increase foot traffic in the CBD. City of Mount Gambier and Commercial Real Estate Agent Matt Kain identified a pilot site to feature a locally inspired design by artist/designer Kristyn Jones. Located at 3b Commercial Street West the locally inspired artistic design was installed today and aims to create conversation, an appreciation for our natural environment and to build civic pride in our city and region while highlighting the commercial opportunities available in the heart of Mount Gambier. The brief was to produce three designs that present Mount Gambier and the surrounding region in a format that is unique and will create interest. Kristyn Jones has created designs to meet the brief using a selection of photographer Ockert Le Roux’s work and her own photography. “This piece is a series of three works which all contain different iconic scenes. I wanted to create

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Above - Deputy Mayor Cr Sonya Mezinec, City of Mount Gambier Arts and Culture Development Officer Serena Wong, Artist/Designer Kristyn Jones and Herbert Commercial Real Estate Agent Matt Kain in front of the newly installed public art.

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something vibrant and interesting containing elements of the Limestone Coast that the community can relate to but also create a point of interest for tourists,” Mrs Jones said. The landlord has been a willing participant in the public art initiative and understands that creating interest and increasing value in the CBD precinct is a collaborative process. “The owner of this property is very happy to see the energy invested into both the property and the marketing for a new tennant,” Herbert Commercial Real Estate Agent Matt Kain said. “This installation is part of our overall strategy to refresh the entire group of landowners properties and surrounding businesses and this is just one of many properties that requires this approach.”

AGED CARE BOOST Senior Australians in the electorate of Barker will benefit from significant upgrades to a number of local residential aged care homes, thanks to $40 million in grants from the Morrison Government. The funding will enable extensions, refurbishments and improvements under the Aged Care Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grants scheme. Boandik Lodge, in Mount Gambier, and Naracoorte Home for the Aged will both receive funding under the scheme. “This funding is part of our Government’s $5 billion aged care funding boost, announced in the 2018-19 Budget, this aged care infrastructure funding is dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of aged care services in regional, rural and remote Australia,” lifestyle1.net | 08

Mr Pasin said. Boandik Lodge Inc. with receive $471,210 for its Lake Terrace Property for infrastructure upgrades including hoist installation, fire safety equipment relocation, ceiling repainting, bathroom refurbishment and window replacement. Naracoorte Home for the Aged will receive funding of $60,000 for the building of a storage area for clinical equipment. “Our Government has always had a strong commitment to regional, rural and remote Australia and we understand that local aged care services face challenges their capital city counterparts do not,” Mr Pasin said. “These upgrades will boost the productivity and sustainability of local aged care services, which play a critical role in our communities.” Mr Pasin said the aged care sector would receive a further boost through the residential aged care capital grants through the Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR) expected to be announced by April this year. “I look forward to seeing the benefits of this funding for our aged care services and their senior residents.”

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Above (form left) - Member for Barker Tony Pasin with Boandik Lodge staff member Liam Fielding & CEO Gillian McGinty at the Lake Terrace site.

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31 Sturt Street, Robe – Auction 16th February 11:30am on site Looking to start a new chapter in an amazing seaside town? This Sturt Street property is about location and lifestyle. This beautiful home is easy living on one level, with a low maintenance garden, located in the heart of Robe, in an area locals call ‘Old Robetown'. You are truly in the hub of the village with boutique shopping, fine dining, wine, art and magnificent beaches all at your fingertips. Built in the 90's this solid spacious stone home with classic design and character has been lovingly maintained. It is expansive inside, 4 bedrooms, including a large master bedroom with a roomy ensuite, generous walk in pantry and laundry room, fresh bright kitchen with stainless steel appliances and central open living area. The natural light streaming through the rear French doors is a feature that captures your eye as soon as you walk in. Extra features of this gem include double garage fully lined for conversion with internal access, room to park an 18ft boat in

front of the garage, central gas heating and private courtyard for entertaining. Unwind in this stunning home with all it has to offer! Auction held on site 11:30am on the 16th February unless sold prior. 4 BED | 2 BATH | 2 CAR AUCTION unless sold prior

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Inspection will impress. Perfect inside and out and located in a quiet cul de sac. This home has stunning north view’s, is low maintenance ideal for the mature family or semi retirees. Great spot for caravan or boat. Great living areas for entertaining. Spacious kitchen meals family area, kitchen with smeg appliances, step in pantry, beautiful bathrooms, best of fixtures and fittings throughout. Open: Saturday - 11:00am - 11:30am

OPEN E HOM 28 SUTTONTOWN ROAD MT GAMBIER 3 BED I 1 BATH I 2 CAR

975 EIGHT MILE CREEK ROAD EIGHT MILE CREEK 4 BED I 2 BATH I 5 CAR

MAKE AN OFFER $175,000 Perfect for development (sca) flipper, renovator for the people who would like to get ahead. Solid stone home with good size living areas, slow combustion heating. Walk in pantry, electric kitchen, large backyard with 2 great access. Double garage and workshop.

ULTIMATE SEASIDE RESIDENCE $549,500 This could be the perfect sea change you have been looking for. Situated only metres from surfing beach and fishing grounds of browns bay, nestled between nelson, pt mcdonnell and mt gambier. Ideal residence of ultimate holiday home sitting on 7,374 sq/m allotment. 31 LONGMIRE TERRACE MT GAMBIER 4 BED I 2 BATH I 3 CAR

PERFECT FAMILY HOME

$379,500

A must inspect as this home ticks all the boxes as a family home. Located on elevated allotment in a quite street. Feature of the home is open family living with a huge kitchen meals family area. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. High ceilings, new floor coverings and neutral tones throughout give this home a luxury feel. Comprising of theatre room/games room. Open: Saturday - 10:15am - 10:45am 9 KYRENIA COURT MT GAMBIER 5 BED I 2 BATH I 3 CAR

19 BELLEVALE CLOSE MT GAMBIER 4 BED I 2 BATH I 5 CAR

ENERGY EFFICIENT- INSPIRED HOME $449,000 The moment you walk in to this split level architectural designed home gives you the feeling of something special and different. Located in the popular st martins area, this home boasts 4 or 5 bedrooms as the 5th could be used as a music room or gym. The love of timber flows through.

GREAT SHEDS, EXECUTIVE HOME $595,000 Perfect for the farmer looking to come to town or the person wanting to keep their boat and caravan at home. This executive home has all the extras, great shedding beautiful home, great views, low maintenance, extras include 4 large bedrooms all with built in robes.

1 SAVANNAH COURT MT GAMBIER 4 BED I 2 BATH I 4 CAR

ALL YOU COULD WISH FOR 17 NAVAJO DRIVE MT GAMBIER 4 BED I 2 BATH I 3 CAR IMPRESSIVE CLASS AND GRAND $549,500 The heading says it all, an impressive home with a touch of class, being of solid contruction, and grand looking home positioned on an elevated allotment. High ceilings, ornate bulkheads, quality fixtures and fittings throughout. Formal lounge and dining areas.

$565,000

Be impressed with this one of a kind designed luxury home overlooking parks and gardens. Designed for family and entertaining in mind. Impressive on the outside and perfect on the inside. High ceilings, ducted reverse cycle airconditioning, and quality fixture fittings throughout. 4 living areas including theater room, games room, open kitchen meals living and a fully enclosed alfresco, great for entertaining all year round.

2/51 BERTHA STREET MT GAMBIER 2 BED I 1 BATH I 1 CAR

26 BLUEBELL DRIVE MT GAMBIER 4 BED I 2 BATH I 2 CAR

PERFECT $269,000 Perfect location, perfect condition, is the best way to describe this lovely home. This attractive home has been well maintained inside and out. Open plan living, functional kitchen, large north facing windows, 2 bedrooms 2 way bathroom. Split system a/c.

Stunning is the best way to describe this home. On entering you know this home is something special. Exclusively designed so you can see how design, aesthetics, material and technology can make a difference to a home. Resort style bathrooms, open living areas, a kitchen to love with stone bench tops, and the best in appliances.Tinted windows that bring the outside in coupled with views over parks, gardens and farming land.

SIMPLY THE BEST

2/11 ALISON STREET MT GAMBIER 3 BED I 2 BATH I 2 CAR STUNNING TOWNHOUSE $345,000 Looking for a low maintenance, easy living lifestyle this beautifully appointed townhouse is well worth an inspection. Open meals family area has a quality kitchen, looking to large north facing windows, showing a covered patio area, and small yard ideal for a pet or grand children.

49 STURT ST MOUNT MT GAMBIER 3 BED I 1 BATH I 1 CAR

$649,500

PETER DEMPSEY | RLA: 269823 | 0418 854 393 | peterdempsey@atrealty.com.au

CHARACTER AND INNER CITY LIVING

$210,000 TO $225,000

Ideal for easy living, investment or bed and breakfast. Modern kitchen, polished timber floors, upgraded bathroom, 2 living areas, 3 good size bedrooms 2 bir open kitchen meals area, gas log fire, fully fenced, enclosed carport, remote garage.

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21473 Riddoch Highway, Moorak

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PEACEFUL RURAL LIVING ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN

SPACIOUS FAMILY LIVING ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN

This immaculately presented family home is set back from the road at the end of a picturesque driveway and is located in the highly sought aer Moorak area. Surrounded by 32 acres you will enjoy serene country living whilst being just minutes from Mount Gambier. The home boasts elegance and style with cedar wood throughout, brick work, floang floors and quality fixtures and fings. You will appreciate the recently upgraded kitchen featuring electric cooking, double sink, dishwasher & ample cupboard space, dining and formal dining, a spectacular sunken lounge with a large slow combuson wood heater and built in wall unit. Four good sized bedrooms three with quality built in cedar wardrobes, the bathroom offers a separate vanity area, bath and shower and separate toilet. The exterior of the home has been meculously maintained and offers an impressive 9 x 9 shed situated at the end of the driveway, with a carport at the front and a workshop inside, established gardens, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, chicken yard and an 18 month old, 4 bay hay/ machinery shed. The funconal and comfortable outdoor entertaining area features paved flooring, and a calming water feature and fishpond. Perfect for the large gatherings, family entertaining or an inmate dinner for two, this area will be a pleasure to make your own. Other Features of the home include mains water connecon, 2.3KW solar system, 2 x 22,000 litre rain water tanks, 2 x 1,000 gallon rainwater tanks, newly established shelter belts, 4 paddocks watered, good fencing, hot wires on all fences and conveniently located steel cale yards.

This warm, welcoming family home occupies an elevated 4.17 acre allotment and is located just minutes from Mount Gambier. If space, privacy and magnificent views are what you dream of, this spacious and funconal home will not disappoint. Features of the home include three large bedrooms, the main with ensuite & WIR, and BIRs in the remaining two bedrooms. A large open plan kitchen and meals area with electric cooking, dishwasher and walk in pantry overlooks the paved undercover alfesco area, perfect for entertaining family and friends with spectacular views. The sizable rumpus/family room offers more space to entertain or a fantasc games room for teenage kids. Other aributes of the home include a separate toilet, a generous laundry, a centrally located slow combuson wood heater & reverse cycle air condioning, Outside offers 3 x 9000gallon rain water tanks, a fully equipped bore, 15m x 7.5m shed with 2 remote roller doors, 5kw solar system, hay shed/horse float shed, 3 horse shelters, a chook run and a round yard.

5 Jenkins Street, Mount Gambier

2 Parkway Ave, Mount Gambier

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$87,500

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Suite 2/14 Helen Street, Mount Gambier SA 5290

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30 Umpherston Street

$259,500

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Inner city cottage with nothing to do, high ceilings, timber floors. Great inner city living or Air BNB. Absolutely Fabulous! OPEN Inspect asap. THU 5.00 - 5.30

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2/2B Lake Terrace West

$299,500

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Positioned on a tidy corner allotment, three large bedrooms, updated kitchen, modern bathroom and laundry area. Enjoy OPEN a solidly constructed FRI home with all the 5.00 - 5.30 modern features.

27 Victor Street

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$335,000

Blue ribbon location! A short stroll to the Blue Lake or city centre. Beautifully maintained home – very classy and OPEN appealing – inspect SAT now! 11.00 - 11.30

84 Lake Terrace East

6 Boandik Terrace

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This beautiful home will impress the most discerning buyer, located close to St Martins Lutheran College & MacDonald Park Primary OPEN School – Inspect asap. FRI Inspections by private 5.00 - 5.30 appointment only. 7-9 Compton Street Port MacDonnell

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Attention those seeking to invest in Port MacDonnell. Three units consisting of 2 x 2 bedrooms and 1x1 bedroom, two units have renovated kitchens and bathrooms, they are all leased. INSPECT NOW!

15 Noojee Street

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Live the high life in this elevated stylish property with gorgeous views. If size matters then this big beautiful home will tick OPEN all the boxes. Fantastic FRI shedding/storage on 5.00 - 5.30 offer. Inspect now!

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Great first home or investment property, close to all amenities. Say goodbye to the landlord or become one! Inspect ASAP. OPEN SAT 9.30 - 10.00

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$247,500

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18 Cobblestone Court

$70,000 + SAV Established for 25 years – Large client base. Selling and producing Australian Souvenir Products as well as the print shop. 3 carparks at the rear of the store + convenient side entrance from laneway. Too many facets to this business to list. Please contact the office for further details.

Community titled homette – three bedrooms, two with built in robes. Modern kitchen/living/dining – spacious formal lounge. Enclosed patio, single garage UMR – ticks all the boxes!

1-3/3 Crouch Street North

8 Bruins Road Wandilo

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15 Gardiner Terrace

13 Brolga Street

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Lovely north facing Mount Gambier stone home full of warmth and charm – a gorgeous family home. Beautiful timber kitchen, generous room sizes, outdoor entertaining & car cover.

Large four bedroom family, main bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite, spacious family room featuring wet bar area, views of the city.

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RENTALS 1/7 Holder Street 1 2/3 Kilsby Place 1 2/3 Crouch Street North 1 1/3 Crouch Street North 1 70 Cardinia Street 3 81 Wireless Road 3 3004/3 Lake Terrace West 2 167 North Tce 3 39 Starline Place 3 7 Max Young Drive 3 13 Old Kent Court 3 4 Tenison Drive 3 78B Sea Parade, Pt MacDonnell 4 45 Sassanowsky Rd, Suttontown 3

$119,500

Great homette size allotment on own title. Quiet cul-de-sac location, walking distance to City Centre. Surrounded by other quality homes ready to build, established fencing.

2/25 Suttontown Road

A charming home featuring cathedral ceilings, updated kitchen and light filled open living. Loads of living areas & great shedding- 2 street access and fantastic entertaining area.

Solid construction family home in the popular Birdsville area. Featuring four bedrooms, main bedroom with ensuite and built in robes. Spacious kitchen/ living/dining, formal lounge – ticks all the boxes!

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16 Westlands Court

$159,000

An affordable community title unit in small group of 2. Private rear unit with low maintenance grounds, generous living area, enclosed rear yard. Leased @ $215 p/w until June 2019. An ideal investment.

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$710,000

Set in a quiet country setting over 2.8acres (approx.) this modern master piece offers the epitome of family living. Four double bedrooms, elegant master suite, spacious formal lounge, home library, office, stunning kitchen – large spacious living – exceptional on every level.

52 Elizabeth Street

$319,500 – offers invited

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Highest and best offers by 5pm 15th February 2019 unless sold beforehand This charming home is located in a sought after inner city street, nestled on a low maintenance allotment, gleaming timber floors, high character ceilings and lovely eat in country kitchen.

If you are searching for space, look no further. Fit for a large family & quiet cul-de-sac location. Low maintenance lifestyle & close to shops & parklands. Book your inspection now. Priced to sell. Leased @ $350 p/ week. All offers invited.

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2/3 Crouch Street North

1/3 Crouch Street North

Avail Now 1 1 1 $150 pw • 2 Bedrooms • Combined lounge and kitchen area • Electric cooking • Updated floor coverings • No Pets • Property on the sales market **INSPECTION SUBJECT TO APPLICATION APPROVAL**

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Avail 15/2/19 1 1 1 $150 pw • 2 Bedrooms, combined lounge/kitchen or 1 Bedroom and separate lounge, separate kitchen/ dining • Electric cooking • Bathroom with toilet • Close to town centre • Car parking space • No Pets • Property on the sales market **INSPECTION SUBJECT TO APPLICATION APPROVAL**

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• 3 bedrooms, main with BIR • Kitchen/dining/family with wood heater, electric cooking & dishwasher • Formal lounge vDetached single garage • Carport • Undercover patio area • Ducted heating & cooling • No Pets **INSPECTION SUBJECT TO APPLICATION APPROVAL**


Suite 2/14 Helen Street, Mount Gambier SA 5290 Paul Chuck SALES 0409 541 113

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5 Tweed Crescent

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5 Peters Street

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14 Houston Drive

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$535,000

Location, position, quality and excellence! Bask in the luxury that this magnificent home has to offer. The property has been designed for the most discerning home owner with versatile living spaces to suit your family dynamic. All on a generous north facing allotment overlooking a stunning reserve.

2/56 Brownes Road

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$529,000

A wonderful country living lifestyle awaits. A generous home big on living space & entertaining areas. HUGE shedding, perfect for your caravan & boat. Solar panels, 3 phase power, ducted heating & cooling, 10,000 gal rainwater. This home has it all.

4 Peake Street

Great for the growing family, cul de sac location, detached family room/ extra accommodation for the extended family, phone for your inspection.

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7/54 Jubilee Highway West

$239,000

Located a short walk to Mount Gambier CBD. Features include: 3 bedrooms all with BIR, renovated kitchen, near new bathroom & laundry, freshly painted and new carpets. This one has the lot!

11 Graney Court

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A unit with a difference, ideal for those with a caravan or boat. 2 street access to private yard. Fresh paint & carpet. Close to the City centre.

5 Hilltop Avenue

$274,500

Attractive home in quiet location offering good sized rooms and close to the Tafe precinct, hospital and short drive to the market place. Deceivingly spacious – a fantastic family home.

11 Vivienne Avenue

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21 Canavan Road

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$529,500

Nestled at the end of a long driveway is this gracious Villa located on 4,900m2 (approx) within easy walking distance to the city centre. High cealings, leadlight features and lovely big rooms, this gorgeous home will accommodate the family that wants space but still be within easy reach of the city.

3/25 John Street

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3 Warrick Close

$195,000

Great central unit located in a quiet group of three. Currently leased. Ideal investment to add to your portfolio. Inspect asap!

1/5 Banksia Street

$409,000

Perfect location – spacious family home in a quality street. Big on living and big on shedding! An ideal family home for those looking for low maintenance living and flat rear yard access.

14 Bond Street

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27 Gwendoline Street

$192,500

Excellent unit for the investor or downsizer located in a small complex close to all amenities. 2 Living areas, neutral colours throughout & appealing yard.

23 McArthur Street

$419,000

Fantastic location, solid & spacious family home. Boasting extra large living areas, high ceilings, gourmet kitchen & additional shedding. Surrounded by quality homes. Popular St Martins precinct. Put this on your list!

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$449,000

This impressive Return Verandah Villa is situated on a coveted 1398m2 (approx.) corner allotment an easy walking distance to the Blue Lake and the city’s cafes, Restaurants and great shopping. Held in the same Family for nearly 100 years – Act now to secure your dream home!

10 Mayflower Court

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A solid and trendy unit, ideal for investment or one to call home. Updated kitchen, generous room sizes & located in a quality group. Close to schools & shops. A smart choice!

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Avail Now 3 1 4 $400 pw • 3 bedrooms all with built-ins • office or 4th bedroom • Separate lounge • Kitchen/dining/living area • Rumpus room • Double garage and separate carport • Beautifully maintained gardens • Large yard area surrounding the home • Pets negotiable **INSPECTION SUBJECT TO APPLICATION APPROVAL**

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$340,000

Fantastic spacious family home located in the Hospital precinct, great shedding, good size allotment, close to the Marketplace, this one will tick all the boxes!

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$329,500

Desirable lakes location. A spacious home fit for a growing family. Big bedrooms, big block & big living areas. Wonderful Northern view over the city & close to city centre and quality schools.

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$214,500

Affordable family living – tastefully renovated & presented home ideal for a growing family or investor. Large corner allotment & secure yard. Loads of cover for vehicles. Priced to sell, be quick to act!

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$445,000

Meticulously maintained family home that offers outstanding features, exceptional shedding and is located in a quiet cul-de-sac. A home that stands apart from the rest.

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$259,000

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ABSOLUTE PERFECTION IN MAX YOUNG PARK

No stone has been left unturned in the presentation of this immaculate 4-bedroom home, elevated and situated on a corner allotment. North facing windows in the open plan kitchen/dine/family allow for loads of natural light to filter through, lush gardens are an aspect from virtually every window of the home. 2Pak cabinetry in the kitchen blend nicely with the stainless-steel appliances. The main bedroom features a spacious walk in robe and ensuite, whilst the remaining bedrooms all have built in robes. For convenience the main bathroom is 3 way, ideal for the family or guests. Quality windows furnishings adorn the formal and informal living areas, giving the home an incredible richness yet a real feeling of home. Internal access is available through the double garage with remote roller doors, in addition there is a rear workshop with power ideal for the man who loves to tinker. Ducted gas heating and a split system reverse cycle unit as both on offer, ensuring year-round comfort at home. Rarely will you find a solid home with 9-foot ceilings in this estate, located oh so close to Saint Martin’s (R to 12) Lutheran School and the city centre.

102 GRAY STREET

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DELIGHTFUL STONE HOME Walking distance to the Blue Lake/ railands & main street. What we love about the home: Position on the high side of the street, Offer 3 good sized bedrooms plus an office or 4th bedroom, Spacious 2 pak kitchen/dining space with Miele dishwasher, walk-in pantry & reverse cycle split system – opening out to double French doors, Bathroom with wall to wall mirror, shower, bath, vanity & separate toilet. Formal lounge room with polished floor boards and slow combustion heating, Great outdoor area with garden shed, chook pen or another shed. Enclosed wood area or a great storage spot.

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SUPER STONE HOME WITH RENO’S Remodelled and comprised as 4 bedrooms. Walk in robe and ensuite to the main bedroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have built in robes. Double shower and tiled to the ceiling. Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge with split system reverse cycle and wood heating. Gas cooktop plus electric oven. Relax on the back deck overlooking a low maintenance yard. Ideally located between Reidy Park PS and Tenison Woods College. Be quick this location is blue chip.

Outstanding Character In City Location Main bathroom with spa and European laundry. Formal lounge with ambient gas log heating. Reading room/office North facing. Open plan dine/kitchen and family offering loads of natural light, heating and cooling. Stone benchtops in the antique white kitchen. Sliding doors spill from the dining to undercover deck ideal for. entertaining which overlooks the immaculate rear yard. Offering a double carport plus double rear shed with power. Perfect for the red wine collection is the cellar under the rear of the home. Gorgeous stunning features throughout, presentation inside and out is nothing short of first class. Inspection by appointment. Please phone Vicki on 0417 804 782

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STUNNING FAMILY HOME ON AN ACRE Vicki Quinn has pleasure offering for sale this immaculate family home nestled on an acre of gorgeous gardens with room for the kids to roam free. With a unique floorplan, the home is comprises of 4 bedrooms, a dedicated office, formal lounge and an open plan kitchen, dine and family area. The timber kitchen has loads of bench space, dishwasher, induction cook top and a large walk in pantry. Overlooking gardens, the main bedroom is a great size and offers a Large walk in robe and ensuite, complete with a 2 person spa bath. Sliding doors spill from the family room to the superb outdoor entertaining, sheltered by zip track blinds. Ducted Reverse cycle heating/cooling throughout the home is powered by 3 Phase, ensuring cost effective comfort all year round. Vehicle access is available to the double colorbond shed (approx. 6M X 9M). With power in the rear yard.

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Electric cooking with walk-in pantry. Main bedroom with walk-in robe. Bedroom 2 with built-in robes & desk. Bathroom with shower, bath, vanity & separate toilet. Ducted reverse cycle heating & cooling. Alarm System. Freshly painted throughout. Single electric roller door UMR. Garden shed.

Two bedroom “stand alone” unit located close to the city centre. Only three units in the complex. Large open plan living with generous lounge, full kitchen & large dining area, warmed by gas heating. Kitchen with pantry, electric stove & plenty of bench space. Both bedrooms have built ins. Bathroom with separate bath & shower. Single garage UMR with auto door & internal access.

Located in the Finchley Grove development within a short walk to a shopping centre and eateries. This 3 bedroom courtyard home is styled with neutral colourings throughout. Open plan kitchen/dining area with gas cooktop and dishwasher. 3 large bedrooms, all with BIR. Three-way bathroom with separate bath and shower. Large laundry with loads of storage space. Gas ducted heating throughout + split system in the lounge room. Single remote garage with internal access. Relax or entertain in the large pergola area. Currently leased at $275 p/w.

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TEMPT THE TASTEBUDS Coconut chicken curry 1 large red onion 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger 3 long fresh red chillies, chopped 1 stick lemongrass, white part only 1/4 cup chopped coriander, plus extra leaves to serve Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime 3 teaspoons macadamia oil 500g chicken breast fillets 1 cup light coconut milk 1/2 cup salt-reduced chicken stock 350g peeled pumpkin 200g green beans, halved 200g snow peas, halved diagonally

1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 cups cooked quinoa, to serve

Method Coarsely chop half the onion. Thinly slice the remaining half. Process the chopped onion, garlic, ginger, chilli, lemongrass, coriander, lime zest and 2 teaspoons of the oil in a food processor until a coarse paste forms. Heat the remaining oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until aromatic. Add the curry paste and cook, stirring for 1- 2 minutes or until aromatic. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until browned. Add the coconut milk, stock and pumpkin and bring to the boil. Partially cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer gently for 10 minutes or until the pumpkin is almost tender. Add the beans and snow peas to the saucepan and simmer, partially covered, for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Stir through the fish sauce and lime juice to taste. Serve with the quinoa, sprinkled with extra coriander leaves.

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Lake side location Lakes reserve at your back door Elevated Location 3 Bedrooms main with WI robe and ensuite

FOR SALE - $299,000 4 ANTHONY ST, MOUNT GAMBIER 3 BED I 1 BATH I 6 CAR 3 bedrooms Eat in kitchen Large lounge Walk to town center

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Open plan living Large Rumpus room Great workshop and store room Out door patio with open fire place


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AT A GLANCE

COUNCIL SUBMITS BUSINESS PLAN FOR COMMUNITY HUB Mount Gambier City Council endorsed the full business case submission to the Federal Government for the Regional Growth Fund application to secure $15 million earmarked for the Community and Recreation Hub at a Special Council meeting last week. The business case was lodged Thursday, ahead of the January 25 deadline. The Federal funding was conditional on majority community support for the project, as indicated by the recent elector survey which returned an overwhelming 71.6 percent ‘yes’ response. That ‘yes’ vote also prompted the State Government to pledge $10 million from the State Regional Growth Fund. “Securing a total of $25 million in Federal and State Government funding in principle is a huge achievement,” Mount Gambier Depuitty Mayor Sonya Mezinec said. “While it’s less than the $30 million

council was originally aiming for, council is in a strong financial position to move forward and consider how to bridge the funding gap. The Deputy Mayor also welcomed formal notification of a $350,000 contribution to the capital costs of the project from neighbouring council District Council of Grant last week. “Council is very appreciative of District Council of Grant’s decision to provide a financial contribution to support the Community and Recreation Hub,” Cr Mezinec said. “There is no doubt that Grant ratepayers will enjoy using the facility in the future and we are grateful for the support. Council also endorsed another report ensuring the $39.1 million Community and Recreation Hub project may progress with only a marginal impact on council’s strong financial position while retaining capacity to consider the implementation of other projects over the short and long term. Council remains committed to maintaining rate increases at 4.5 percent and not increasing rates to fund the Community and Recreation Hub project. Above - Concept drawing of the proposed Mount Gambier Community & Recreation Hub.

WALL TO WALL FUN AT CARA CAMP It was fun in the sun for eight children with disability from the South East, when Cara’s Camps for Kids as held in Portland earlier this month. Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Camps for Kids offers children and teens with disabilities the chance to learn, grow in their independence and, most importantly, have fun while they’re doing it. Across the three day camp, from January 15-17, campers enjoyed a ride on Portland’s iconic cable tram, trekked through a fauna park, saw Australia’s only mainland colony of Gannets, and visited a strawberry and raspberry farm to pick their own berries. Camps for Kids team leader Bianca Howley, who is Mount Gambier based, said that the camp provided fun and creative opportunities for children to increase their participation in the community, while growing their independence and social skills. “Learning daily living skills is a real focus of our camps.,” Ms Howley said.”We have an action-packed program and everything links back to helping children achieve their NDIS goals. This is our third Camps for Kids in the South East and we’ve been so heartened by how much our customers have been enjoying being a part of the program. There’s a real feel-good atmosphere lifestyle1.net | 24

with blossoming friendships amongst campers who have met at previous camps. We have children who have been counting down to the next one almost as soon as they’ve gotten home. The entire community has really gotten behind the Camps for Kids program here in the South East. We’ve had some great support from local businesses, in particular She’s Apples, Bakers Delight, Woolworths and Gordon Education Centre who have been on board with every Camp.” Cara’s Camps for Kids are available for children with disabilities aged up to 18 and trained Cara staff are on hand to work with

every camper. Staff have qualifications in high-level health needs, medication management and personal care. The next South East Camps for Kids will be held in April. Cara hosts Camps for Kids across South Australia. To go on a camp, email contact@cara.org.au or for more information call (08)8347 4588. Above (left) - Stuart Payne cuddling a two day old guinea pig. Above (right) - Malcolm McLean picking strawberries.


AT A GLANCE

Community Occupational Therapist Maternity Leave Coverage – 32 hours per week (neg) Starting February 2019 If you have a desire to work within a supportive and progressive environment then join our dedicated team at Heywood Rural Health in a rewarding career as an Occupational Therapist. We are seeking a motivated and professional Occupational Therapist to work alongside our integrated and multi-disciplinary care team. Do you have a passion for enabling people with chronic disease: including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and musculoskeletal conditions, to achieve an optimal quality of life? We are looking for an occupational therapist who incorporates evidence based principles and conceptual models of care into daily practice. You strive to provide a person and family centred approach to care, and uphold HRH values of respect, responsiveness, care and integrity. Your interaction with the community, colleagues and key stakeholders is guided by HRH protocols and your professional approach to service provision. Qualifications: • Post graduate qualification in Occupational Therapy • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency AHPRA • Current Police Record Check and Working with children check • Current Victorian drivers licence Selection criteria: • Experience working within a community health care setting and/ or residential aged care setting. • Demonstrated ability to work professionally, both independently and collaboratively within a team environment, to achieve desired outcomes. • A commitment to provide professional Occupational Therapy services that are person and family centred, incorporating evidenced based and conceptual models of practice to guide interventions.

TERTIARY SCHOLARSHIPS ON OFFER The Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Grant program will provide 12 financial grants to local health students in 2019 and is now open for applications. The program supports city or district residents who are required to leave the region to undertake university studies in identified health skill shortage areas within the community. The program provides local students with a $2000 grant to help complete their tertiary studies within the health field. “The program aims to support young people in their endeavour to formally train as a health specialist,” Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Grants Program chairman Ken Stafford said. “Although we know some grant recipients may be unable to return to the region, where possible we hope they do so following their graduation to boost the number of health professionals in the South East.” Grants can be used for a broad range of student needs including university fees, medical uniforms, equipment, books, travel and living expenses. “Last year we provided 11 grants to students who undertook studies in different health areas including medical science, pharmacy, speech pathology, medicine/surgery, medical radiation, physiotherapy, paramedic science, exercise science, nursing and midwifery, psychology and occupational therapy at five different universities throughout Australia.” Mr Stafford said. 2018 grant recipient Vimbiso Chiodze said the financial support she received assisted her to meet the costs associated with her first year studying a Bachelor of Medicine/ Surgery at the University of Adelaide. “This grant was a shot in the arm and came in handy considering the cost of textbooks and other requirements such as stethoscope are prohibitively too high, let alone the high cost of student accommodation,” she said. “The

• Demonstrated ability to identify and create opportunities to enhance care through investigative literature research, with a focus on continuous quality improvement. • Proficient time management and prioritisation skills. • Demonstrated ability to achieve statistical targets within an allocated timeframe, and maintain accurate medical records. • Professional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including proficiency in the use of clinical information systems, MS office, internet, and other computer software packages. For further enquires and / or to request a copy of the Position Description please contact Jacki Barnett, Community Health Hub Manager. Telephone 5527 0504 or email: jbarnett.hrh@swarh.vic.gov.au. HRH offers on site Occupational Therapy mentorship, and new graduate occupational therapists are encouraged to apply. Applications close 5.00pm on 22nd February 2019. Send your application letter addressing the selection criteria, your resume, along with two current referees to: Erin Wilson, Human Resource Officer Heywood Rural Health ewilson.hrh@swarh.vic.gov.au PO BOX 159, Heywood, VIC 3304 www.swarh.com.au/hrh.aspx

“Committed to the health and wellbeing of our community”

GOVERNOR TO HEADLINE BUSHIRE ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIONS South Grampians Shire is pleased to announce that Her Excellency, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria will visit the Greater Hamilton region this Sunday. As Patron of the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, the Governor will visit bushfire-affected communities to hear about their challenges and help celebrate their achievements in recovery. Two events will be held as part of this visit, one in Hamilton lifestyle1.net | 26

grant impacted positively in making my transition into university life better than it would have been.” Meanwhile, 22 year old Deakin University third year Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery student Alice Telford said the grant made it possible for her to continue to undertake work placements throughout Victoria last year. “The financial help provided by the grant enabled me to access a variety of workplace opportunities for both personal growth and practical learning; delivering babies, caring for those who are vulnerable and collaborating and learning amongst supportive and experienced teams of health professionals in both city and rural areas,” Alice said. “Each situation has provided significant challenges, but rewarding practical opportunities to advance my skills and expertise as a student nurse and midwife.” The grant program is supported by City of Mount Gambier, District Council of Grant, UFS Chemist, Flinders Rural Health SA, Mount Gambier and District Community Bank,

Rotary Club of Mount Gambier Lakes, John and Helen Kentish and Ken and Carol Stafford. “Over the past 13 years the program has provided 132 grants to students at a total cost of $264,000. We are always looking for additional financial contributors to the program so that we can try and keep the number of grants up between 12 and 15 each year,” Mr Stafford said. “District Council of Grant doubled its contribution to the program this year from $2000 to $4000 which means that not one, but two students will be supported as a result.” View the eligibility criteria and application form at www.mountgambier. sa.gov.au Applications close on Sunday, March 31.

and the other in Coleraine, which was heavily impacted by the fires of 2009. Southern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Cr Mary-Ann Brown said the visit will give the community a chance to reflect on the events of 2009 and celebrate the resilience of our communities. “We are delighted to have the Governor of Victoria visit our Shire to commemorate this 10 year anniversary,” Cr Brown said. “The bushfires of 2009 significantly impacted the township of Coleraine and surrounding areas, as well as obviously having wide reaching impacts across Victoria. The 10 year anniversary allows us to reflect on our strength in the face of adversity and our resilience as a community, particularly in the recovery and rebuilding phases. It also allows us the opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of our emergency services personnel, who do such an amazing job in in helping keep our communities safe when faced with

natural disasters, such as this.” The Governor’s visit will include a morning tea at the Hamilton PAC and then a lunch at the Coleraine Fire Station. The Governor will tour the upgraded facility and take time to speak with volunteers and community members impacted by the 2009 bushfires. The community are encouraged to attend both of these events. For more information on the events taking place in the shire to mark the 10 year anniversary of the 2009 bushfires, please visit www.sthgrampians.vic.gov.au EVENT DETAILS Hamilton Time: 9:30 for10.00am Venue: Hamilton PAC 113 Brown Street, Hamilton Morning Tea Provided Coleraine Time: 11.00 for 11:30am Venue: Coleraine Fire Station, Henty Street, Coleraine BBQ Lunch Provided

Above - 2018 Mount Gambier and District Tertiary Health Education Grant recipients Alice Telford & Vimbiso Chiodze.


COMMUNITY LEADERS HONOURED AT AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS Mount Gambier celebrated Australia Day with its traditional breakfast and entertainment program, followed by presentation of the city’s Australia Day awards and an acknowledgement of local residents who made the Australia Day Honours List. Member for Barker opened official proceedings, reflecting on the words of Australia’s Father of Federation Sir Henry Parkes that he hoped “Australia would be a place where the fruits of the world would come and flourish”. “And they have,” Mr Pasin said. “Australia Day is a reminder of the tremendous freedoms we enjoy and of how lucky we are to live in the greatest country in the world. Every Australian, from our first Australians to the newest sworn in citizen and everyone in between, should be proud to be a part of our great nation. Above all, we should celebrate the fact that, no matter our birth place, we are untied in our Australia values.” Mr Pasin focussed on the multicultural aspect of life in Australia and acknowledged the complexities of the January 26 celebrations. “While we recognise the complexities and the challenges of our history on Australia Day, we also recognise the greatness of our achievements as a united Australia,” he said. “January 26 is a day to unite us, not divide us. It is a day to reflect on our history not turn out back on it. Australian values of tolerance, respect, understanding and mateship have allowed our great nation to flourish. For me, this day represents where we have

come from and what we have become. It’s about what it is to be Australian – to work hard, to contribute to community, a sense of belonging and of prosperity.” And it was those contributions to community that were highlighted when Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin presented the 2019 Australia Day awards. “We are here to recognise the excellence of three Mount Gambier leaders along with a team that brought an exciting event to Mount Gambier,” she said. The Young Citizen of the Year honour went the way of 15 year old Grant High School student Joseph McMahon. “I am both humbled and honoured to receive this award today,” Joseph said, at the January 26 presentation. “I want to thank my family who have encouraged me to pursue my goals and have shown me the importance of being actively involved in our local community by volunteering.” Joseph is a well-respected member of the St John Ambulance Cadet Division and completed Certificate Three in Basic Health in 2018 to become a certified First Responder. “St John has nurtured my passion for health care,” he said. Joseph has also been a member of student representative committees and participated in a range of extra-curricular activities including public speaking, drama, sport and music. This year Joseph will prepare for the World Challenge where he will be joined by 10 other students to work with undeveloped communities in Cambodia and Vietnam to develop solutions to local environmental priorities. Joseph was also awarded a South Australian Young Citizen of the

Year commendation at a presentation at Government House in Adelaide earlier last week. “I love volunteering and helping others and hope I can inspire others to do the same.” The Citizen of the Year honour also went the way of a St John member – Sharon Tuffnell. As a Grade Five Divisional Officer at the Mount Gambier St John Cadet Division, Sharon provides support to enable young cadets to travel and compete in state first aid and allied competitions. “Our Cadet Division has grown to about 28 cadets and I see that my role is preparing the youth for their future, mentoring them, giving them leadership opportunities and setting them in good stead for community involvement,” Sharon said. “You just feel rewarded when you can help others and the community by attending events and mentoring the kids. This award is not about me, I do it for them, I do it for St John and the cadets and the adults in our division and our region. It’s about setting them up for their future life, whatever they’d like to do.” Known for her work with breast cancer patients and her tireless fundraising efforts in that space, and for other charitable causes, Sharon was emotional on receiving her Australia Day honour. “I dedicate this award to those looking down on us,” she said. “I will continue with your passion and be inspired by your values in volunteering.” Rotary Club stalwart Graham Robinson was awarded the Senior Citizen of the year, with his Rotary colleagues, who served the Australia Day breakfast, looking on with glee at a man who is not comfortable in the spotlight. “I accept this award as recognition of all the work service clubs and other people are doing and what they have done,” he said. “I’m here to represent those people as much as myself.” Graham has been involved with Rotary for more than 20 years and received Paul Harris Fellow recognition for his substantial contribution to educational programs. He also volunteers at the Mount Gambier Police Station for five hours every Monday morning to assist with customer relations and has initiated successful local programs, including the annual Science and Engineering Challenge at Tenison Woods College and the road safety car headlight check initiative. The Community Event of the Year lifestyle1.net | 27

went to Mount Gambier Fringe after the hard working committee delivered an extensive program including 24 performing arts events, six visual art/ film events and two literary events throughout the city. The feature weekend held in March attracted an audience of 12,500 people. “We’re so excited you’ve enjoyed what we’ve done and we can’t wait to show you want we’ve got planned next,” Fringe Mount Gambier ambassador Louise Adams said. “A big thank you to everyone in the community, our businesses, our audiences, anyone who has shown support for Fringe Mount Gambier, we really appreciate it, it makes the hard work we do so much more worth it and we just encourage you to get out there and be involved.” The presentation also acknowledged the city’s Australia Day Honours List recipients including Eric Roughana, adding a Member of the Order Of Australia Medal to his OAM from almost four decades ago, Order of Australia Medals to Jim Galpin, Barry Ward, Edgar

Pfeiffer and John Allen, as well as an Australian Police Medal for out-going police chief Grant Moyle. Above (left) - Senior Citizen of the Year Graham Robinson; Young Citizen of the Year Jospeh McMahon; Citizen of the Year Sharon Tuffnell; Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin and Community Event of the Year representatives Lousie Adams and Monica Hart, representing the Fringe Mount Gambier. Above (right) - Member for Barker Tony Pasin, John Allen, Eric Roughana, Barry ward, Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin, Edgar Pfeiffer, Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell, Jim Galpin & Grant Moyle. Left (top) - Army cadets hed to the flag raising ceremony. Below (left) - Jimmy Wallace, Jason Wallace and Christy Wallce entertain the Mount Gambier Australia Day breakfast crowd.

SES VOLUNTEER EARNS AUSTRALIA DAY HONOUR Bordertown’s Andrew O’Brien made the 2019 Australia Day Honours List being awarded an Emergency Services Medal for his contribution to the local SES branch over many years.

AUSTRALIA DAY HONOUR FOR FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ICON He was at the forefront of local government in the South East for the best part of three decades and has continued in consulting and board roles since his retirement as Wattle Range CEO and Frank Brennan’s commitment to local government and planning in South Australia was rewarded with a Public Service Medal.


GLENELG SHIRE HONOURS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

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Two Glenelg Shire residents who have dedicated their time to volunteering for the community and supporting those most in need have shared the 2019 Glenelg Shire Citizen of the Year Australia Day Award. Portland’s Dianne Burch and Gordon Page were named joint recipients of the day’s top honour, recognised today in celebrations hosted across the shire. Glenelg Shire Mayor Cr Anita Rank said both individuals were fantastic role models for the community. “Dianne has gone above and beyond to support those less fortunate not just in the local community, but right across the world,” Cr Rank said. “She is involved in a number of organisations and groups such as CFA, Mission to Seafarers, Narrawong Primary School, Kyeema, Narrawong Mouth 2 Mouth and she sponsors children through World Vision and the Than Loc Project. Dianne’s latest passion is the ‘Days for Girls’ project which saw her recently return from Nepal where she and another resident distributed 80 sanitary kits to women in two remote villages. She truly embodies the meaning of community spirit.” Fellow Citizen of the Year Gordon Page has committed his time to volunteering for various groups and clubs in Portland. “Gordon is the past President of the Rotary Club of Portland Bay and is familiar face amongst the Portland community as the gentleman serving coffee at the Rotary coffee van,” said Cr Rank. “He is instrumental in attending every local event involving the coffee van and ensuring its success. He has volunteered countless of hours to make the Rotary Club of Portland Bay at the heart of the community. Gordon is also heavily involved in the Great South West Walk and has been a works officer for the past 20 years. He is the walk’s main designer for the camp shelter and toilets, and builds the walk’s bridges, fences and board walks. It is largely a result of his tireless efforts that Great South West Walk continues to remain one of the most stunning walks in Australia.”

MAKING THEIR MARK ON THE STATE STAGE

Hundreds of people joined Australia Day celebrations in Portland, Casterton and surrounding townships to recognise award winners and to celebrate the citizenship of four new Glenelg Shire residents. Television chef and lifestyle icon Paul West presented at the Portland civic ceremony and decorated naval officer Paul Cottier was guest speaker for the Casterton civic ceremony. Other Australia Day award winners included Joint Senior Citizen of the Year John Coxon John has been an integral member of the Casterton Football Netball Club and was made a life member in 1999. He devotes many hours each week and is currently one of four club trainers who look after the players within the club, a position he has held permanently since 1999. John was also club president from 1995 to 1998, steering the club through a growth period. He is also a life member of the Casterton Fire Brigade and was awarded a National Medal in 2013 and a 35 year Service Award in 2017. Joint Senior Citizen of the Year was Barry Watson. Barry is the Treasurer of the Heywood Men’s Shed, as well as the Treasurer of the Victorian State Committee of the Victorian Men’s Shed Association. He has worked tirelessly on securing grants for projects to assist the Men’s Shed which are implemented throughout the community. Barry is also on the Heywood Rural Health Volunteers Group for the community transport program, the Consumer Advisory Committee and many other local groups. Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to Patricia Thompson. From a young age Patricia has been involved in community performance. She has been a member of the Portland Citizens Brass Band for most

of her life, continuing the family tradition where her grandfather, both parents and sisters have all been members, and some bandmasters. She is often the musician who plays The Last Post for Portland city commemorations and events, including ANZAC Day services and funerals for veterans. Patricia is hard working and dedicated, equally to her studies and her musicianship, and is a leader amongst her peers in the community. The Community Group of the Year was Portland Citizens Brass Band. The band has been contributing to the town of Portland since its formation in 1888 and is run entirely by volunteers. They represent Portland at official ceremonies, community events, private functions and at competitions both in and outside the shire. For the first time in their long history they represented Portland successfully at a national level, competing in the 2018 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships, with very successful results. Above (top) - Glenelg Mayor Anita Rank (centre) with Joint Citizan of the Year recipients - Gordon Page (left) & Dianne Burch (right). Above (bottom) - Members of the Portland Citizens Brass Band accept the Community Group of the Year award. Left (top) - Mayor Anita Rank with guest speaker Paul West. Left (bottom) - Newly welcomed Australian citizens - Regein Logan, Stewart Shaw Williamson & Anna Sheree McRae.

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Blue Lake Y Swim Club had six swimmers compete at SA State Championships in Adelaide recently, with Hayley Pearson, Thomas Bignell, Leila Croker, Aleisha Pearson, Nicholas Bignell and Mikayla Pearson taking to the State Swim Centre pool. The club had four swimmers compete in finals over five days coming home with some medal wins and a broken record. Thomas Bignell won two silver medals and a bronze and broke the 14yo 50m Breaststroke Country Record in heats in the morning and broke the record again in finals in the evening. Leila Croker won a silver and a bronze medal. Nicholas Bignell recorded personal best times across the board, while Mikayla Pearson, at 10 years of age, competed in her first State Championships in the 10-11yo age group. BLY swimmers achieved the following Top 10 finishes in the State: THOMAS BIGNELL (14yo): 2nd – 50 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke. 3rd – 100 Breaststroke. 6th – 200 Backstroke. LEILA CROKER (12yo): 2nd – 200 Butterfly. 3rd – 50 Backstroke. 4th – 100 Butterfly, 200 Backstroke. 5th – 100 Backstroke. 8th – 50 Butterfly. ALEISHA PEARSON (12yo): 4th – 50 Backstroke. 6th – 200 Backstroke. HAYLEY PEARSON (15yo): 6th – 50 Butterfly. 8th – 100 Butterfly. Above - Medalists Thomas Bignell & Leila Croker. Below - The Blue Lake Y Swim Club six member team that competed at the recent South Australian State Swimming Championships - Nicholas Bignell, Thomas Bignell, Mikayla Pearson, Hayley Pearson, Leila Croker & Aleisha Pearson.


LOCAL SPORT FIRST LOCAL PLAYER SIGNS ON FOR PIONEERS Emily Winter completed Year 12 last year and was setting herself for a gap year when an opportunity the Penola teenager never expected presented itself and while she will still be looking to pick up some work, she will also be training hard for her first tilt at playing in the South Australian

Premier League. Emily is the first signing of a locally developed talent for the Pioneers women’s program and the 17 year old is excited to be further developing her basketball career, without leaving home. It was Emily’s older sister Alana who introduced her to basketball, when the team in which she was playing needed another player. “I’ve got sporty parents so it was natural I was going to play sport,” Emily said. “Basketball happened when Alana’s team was short one week so I filled in and then I just kept going – I loved it.” And so, the Winter girls, including younger sister Georgia, have been making the trek to Millicent regularly since Under 10s, representing Millicent at a host of junior tournaments every year and also following the SA Country pathway, representing South Australia at every age group. Emily thrived on the challenges of playing at the higher level and loved receiving the elite coaching from the SA Country program. “I was also lucky that Alana had about five or six girls in her age group and because I was playing with and against them, I just had to develop my skills – it really helped being in with the older girls,” Emily said. She is also grateful for the hours of work done by Millicent basketball icons Peter Seebohm and Jenny Herbert. And all the work has now seen Emily become the first locally developed player to be signed by the Pioneers for their newly re-established women’s program, building on the work she has also been doing representing Millicent in the senior CBL competition, which pits the best teams in South West Victoria and the

South East in a hard fought summer competition. “I was a bit hesitant at first but that was about the Millicent-Mount Gambier rivalry really,” Emily said. “But then I just stopped to think about the opportunity and the chance to play for the Pioneers at that next level.” Through her SA Country duties, Emily does know some of the girls

that will be suiting up for other Premier League clubs and she is looking forward to taking them on in senior company. “It did help make the decision, knowing that other girls I had played against are playing in the competition – it made me more confident I can lift my game to the next level,” she said. Emily will be juggling basketball and netball – she has played A Grade for Penola in the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara Netball Association for the past four years – but Pioneers can be assured, basketball is her number one priority. So after racking up the kilometres heading from Penola to Millicent for years, Emily is now set to make the trek from Penola to Mount Gambier at least three times a week for training, as well as travel for home games and the longer trip to Adelaide when the women’s team hits the road. The chance to work alongside assistant coach Melissa Russell, who has played in the Premier League, as well as in the national competition, is another plus for Emily. “I have played against her in the local league and she is amazing to watch,” Emily said. “She’s got it all and I can’t wait to learn off her.” With US import Amanda Frost yet to join the program, Emily and fellow locally based signing, Maddy Wormald, are training with the Lakers Under 18s but as more players sign on the dotted line, Emily knows the intensity of training will soon intensify – and she can’t wait.

TIME FOR REDEMPTION FOR MADDY When Maddy Wormald moved to Mount Gambier almost 12 months ago, she never imagined following her career would present her with the opportunity to restart her basketball career at the elite level. But the establishment of the Pioneers women’s program means the one time fringe player for the West Adelaide Bearcats will now be one of the on court leaders for the Pioneers and the 22 year old can’t wait to get back to top level basketball. Ironically earning a position with the Mount Gambier club is going to see the juggling of her job as a paramedic and playing Premier League basketball an easier juggling act. “When I was in Adelaide I played all my juniors with West Adelaide but when I got older, my coach expected me to basically choose between my career and basketball and I had to choose my career – you have to pay the bills,” Maddy said. So while it will be strange for Maddy to suit up against her childhood club, and the club where her father made his name as a basketballer, the flexibility offered by the Pioneers program will allow her to return to the court at the top level. “I wasn’t really happy with how my basketball finished so I am so glad I have the chance to get back on the court and prove myself,” Maddy said. As a teenager, Maddy was part of the metropolitan NITP programs – basically elite training programs for talented juniors – and she did earn a reserves spot in under age State teams. She has loved playing in the SECBL for Panthers but is champing at the bit to play Premier League. Maddy admits she kept one eye on the ongoing Pioneers sage as the club desperately searched for a new home after the demise of the SEABL competition, knowing that the re-establishment of a women ‘s program could

see her get back into the sport she loves. “I was just trying not to get my holes up,” she said “And now I can’t wait to play against my old team.” Maddy is very aware of the legacy of the successful men’s program and the passion of Pioneers fans and she is looking forward to being a huge part of the women’s team and make those fans proud. She is also looking forward to working with the local junior talent that will certainly be part of the training program and also, arguably, earn the chance to hit the Premier League court. “Including

that young talent is great and I am looking forward to working with them, I love developing junior talent so being in more of a leadership role is something I am looking forward to,” Maddy said. “I know the men’s team has been so successful and we have a lot to live up to but I know we will be doing everything we can to develop a competitive team.” Signing of a naming rights sponsor was another piece of the puzzle that further proved to Maddy the level of support the club enjoys at a local level. Maddy has already enjoyed the work she has done with head coach Matt Sutton. “He has been really good for me and he is supportive of my career as well,” Maddy said. “Basically I am working hard to get back to where I was and the develop from there.” Maddy also hopes the pathway now available to young basketballers will see more local talent choose basketball as their number one sport, rather than the trend now, where most make netball a focus, especially in winter. Maddy is looking forward to working more closely with both Sutton and Melissa Russell and believes it will be positive for her own game. “Having someone who has played the game at such a high level helping you work on your game is such a great opportunity,” Maddy said. “They can give you those strategies, the tips and tricks, because they’ve played the game. And I think they are already picking up things with my game and that’s great.” Maddy is also playing football for South Gambier but it is the Pioneers that have her full attention and she eagerly awaits who else will be joining her at the Icehouse.

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CHANGE OF HEART BY WESTERN BORDER FOOTBALL LEAGUE The Western Border Football League has made an eleventh hour change to its 2019 fixture, opting to play its first and second semi finals on the same weekend and bringing its grand final date forward a week. The first week of finals, on August 31 and September 1, will see a Saturday and Sunday fixture hosted by South Gambier and East Gambier, with the preliminary final moving to September 7 at North Gambier and the grand final, which will be hosted at McLaughlin Park by the Millicent Football Netball Club, on September 14.


LOCAL SPORT EMILY ON THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION Emily Burgess has ridden the highs and lows of netball but after an ACL injury short circuited her first serious foray into the Adelaide Thunderbirds program, the former Mundulla netballer is set to again make her mark as she looks to work her way back into contention for a contract in the coming seasons. In 2019, the Adelaide Thunderbirds have introduced a Pathways Program and Emily is one of five athletes selected as part of that. She has previously been a training partner and has also hit the court in the Suncorp Super Netball competition and now she is determined to climb that mountain again, after being selected for the new development program. Adelaide Thunderbirds general manager Melody Cooper said the Pathway Athletes will be exposed to the club’s highperformance environment on an invitational basis to participate in certain aspects of the program. “The opportunity for these young, up and coming players to be coached by Tania and our staff and train alongside the Adelaide Thunderbirds players will provide the Pathway Athletes an invaluable insight into an elite netball club,” she said. “We see these athletes as future players for our club and are dedicated to investing in nurturing and progressing their talent.” Seeing Emily work her way back to the elite level is certainly a source of pride for Emily’s junior club – Mundulla, also home to Thunderbirds training partner Maisie Nankivell. “Mundulla is very proud - both these girls have achieved so much in their netball careers and very humbling that they began their playing careers in little old Mundulla,” president Deb Clarke said. “Mundulla is such a family focussed club and both girls had brothers playing football so they were around the courts and oval from a young age. They both got out on the court any

opportunity they could. The coaches at Mundulla are probably the same at all country clubs, keen to see players develop new skills and progress with their netball. Emily and Maisie made the most of any opportunity to further develop their netball, from school SAPSASA to KNTNA association to regional academy, exposing themselves to many different coaching styles and soaking it all in.” It is safe to say Emily, who has worked her way rapidly through the State system, playing ANL

and an array of national development squad opportunities, showed great promise at an early age. “Tenacious,”” Deb said. “That’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of Emily. She was so determined, she was keen to develop her own skills but always put her team first. She loved playing netball for Mundulla and I am sure she’d still love to play for her home team. She played in defence, her vertical leap was just amazing, her court awareness was incredible and she could read the play beautifully. Emily was very humble too, she is extremely competitive but never boasted and was so easy to coach, a real role model to other players.” Emily started in the club’s Under 13 team and then played in a 13A premiership, where she was a pivotal player, followed by a premiership again the following season in 15A competition and then also part of a Mundulla premiership in A Grade the following season, still as a 15 year old. And as it does across all regional associations, players forging a career at the elite level is a huge boost and inspiration. “Players in the KNTNA hold Emily and Maisie in high regard and are extremely proud of their achievements,” Deb said. “When Emily made her debut with the Thunderbirds so many Mundulla players are there to cheer her on and I’m sure they will do the same when Maisie takes the court. It’s so exciting to see these girls play at the top level and I’m sure so many players in our region look at them and see that it is possible for girls from the country to achieve. Both girls are also great ambassadors for the game, giving back locally when they can, running training sessions and helping with coaching on game days. We are so lucky to have them come home when their commitments allow.”

FIONA IS LIVING THE DREAM The dreams for local Mount Gambier indoor bowls player Fiona Pearson have came true after being selected in the Australian Indoor Bias Bowls team. Mount Gambier District Indoor Bowls Association bowler Fiona Pearson was selected in the Australian squad at the National Championships in Caloundra back in August last year, which comprised of 12 men and 12 ladies. This squad attend trials in Sydney earlier

this month and play in front of the Australian selectors, who then select the Australian team. Fiona’s main challenge was to convert her play from a standard 30ft carpet to the international 24ft carpet - this suited her at the trials as her favoured game is to play a short end. Only seven men and seven ladies are selected to form the Australian test team. Australia competes in a Trans Tasman test against New Zealand every two years and both countries hold the test on a rotating basis. This year the test is to be held in Invercargill, New Zealand on May 16-18. Fiona was jubilant when she was the fourth team player announced and could not believe that her dreams to play at the highest level that the game of indoor bowls can be played in Australia came true. Being one of seven ladies selected is a great honour and everyone from the local association was thrilled with the news. Fiona will be playing lead in six bowls Mixed Pairs team with Ian Ogilvie, from New South Wales, who has won many gold medals for Australia in his past Test appearances. Fiona then doubles up and will play as a lead in the Mixed Fours team with skipper Darren Voss, from Tasmania, Errol Weir, from Queensland, playing third and Lynda Charles, from Tasmania playing second. Being the only South Australian in the team Fiona believes this also gives her more inspiration to play at her best to hopefully win the gold medals in the Test series in New Zealand.

GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH One of the world’s greatest sporting events, the American Football Super Bowl, takes place this Monday. It’s always a massive spectacle and is popular with even non-sporting people for the pre-game and half time entertainment. But for sports fans it’s another opportunity to see the greatest American footballer of all time, Tom Brady, AND his New England Patriots on the big stage, yet again. Brady, at the ripe old age of 41, continues to defy Father Time and a string of opponents and will play in an unprecedented ninth Super Bowl on Monday. The fascinating thing about Tom Brady is that he is not the player he is because he is bigger, stronger, faster or more athletic than everybody else. What has defined him is his ability to continually produce his absolute best in the most clutch moments when it matters most. After his latest victory, which earned his team a path to the Super Bowl, some sports commentators were referencing him as “the greatest living American”. I, for one, am not disputing it.

VETS TENNIS RESULTS Ten South East Senior Tennis Players enjoyed tennis at Corriedale Park earlier this month in warm conditions. Trish Douglas won the ladies event from Helen Rathjen, while Bob Brown and Bill Chapman tied for the win in the men’s event with Peter and John Barry tying for second place. The next event will be hosting Murray Bridge on February 10 at the Lucindale Country Club grass courts at 10am. Lunch will be provided. Above - Peter Barry, Bill Chapman, Trish Douglas, Bob Brown, Helen Rathjen & John Barry

PENNANT BOWLS RESULTS MID WEEK OPEN PENNANT Naracoorte 73/14 dmNaracoorte RSL 32/0; Port MacDonnell Red 78/14 d Mount Gambier RSL 26/0; Port MacDonnell Blue 65/14 d Penola 37/0. LADIES PENNANT & SATURDAY OPEN PENNANT RETURN TO THE GREENS ON FEBURARY 1 & 2 RESPECTIVELY

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SPEAKING OF ALL TIME GREATS I praised him the other week but Virat Kohli is again in the news following the announcement of cricket’s ICC Awards last week. Kohli was named Cricketer of the Year, Men’s ODI Player of the Year, Test Player of the Year and he was named as honorary captain of both the Test & ODI teams. Australia’s own legendary cricketer Ricky Ponting went as far as to say that Kohli is the greatest ever white ball cricketer. TOUGH ON TWO FRONTS Women’s AFL football continues to grow in popularity across all levels. Hats off to the girls, who, in addition to dealing with the normal bumps & bruises, are also looking at playing their games in extreme heat conditions as February & March seems to be the peak of summer these days.


LOCAL SPORT BASKETBALL DUO HEADING OVER THE DITCH Two Limestone Coast based basketballers have received the call up to higher honours and will play in a combined Australian team heading to New Zealand in April. The team was picked from the recent Australian Country Cup, in Albury, and Mount Gambier’s Tara Bryant and Millicent player Georgia Winter, from Penola, are two of three regional South Australians chosen in the squad.

TARA BRYANT Tara Bryant might be only 14 years old but she is a veritable veteran of the basketball court, having first played the sport as a seven year old. “For me, it was just another sport to play because I love sport,” Tara said. It’s a sport for which she has shown plenty of talent though, representing Mount Gambier in Junior Lakers since she was 10 and representing SA Country at a variety of championships at every age level – Under 13, 14., 15 & 16. She graduates to Under 18 in 2020. Tara played for SA Country Sharks at the Albury event and posted the numbers and showed the ability that saw her attract the eye of selectors. A Panthers player at club level, Tara has revelled in the opportunity to play SA Country and train at that next level. “You notice the lift in intensity,” she said. As she looks to her New Zealand trip, that

intensity is expected to rise even further but with Lakers and SA Country training continuing for the next couple of months, she will certainly be well prepared. Tara usually holds down the role of point guard or shooting guard. A talented netballer as well, Tara has enjoyed the opportunities to play at a higher level that basketball has presented. “There are more opportunities when you are younger in basketball,” she said. But she certainly still has an equal passion for both sports. For now, though, basketball is keeping her plenty busy enough, with Lakers trainings in preparation for the SA Country Championships in March, as well as continuing SA Country trainings at Mount Barker – there are four more sessions for those players. “I am really looking forward to taking my basketball another step with this chance to play in New Zealand,” Tara said. Newly appointed Pioneers Women’s assistant coach Bryan Green has been a huge influence on Tara’s development, as has Basketball Mount Gambier stalwart Beth Serle and Pioneers championships skipper Matt Sutton. “I think they have really helped bring out the best in me.” GEORGIA WINTER Georgia Winter is also 14 years old and ended up a basketballer courtesy of two older sisters who took up and loved the sport – Alana and Emily. It means the Penola High School student has been playing since she was eligible for Under 12s, making the trek to Millicent each week to train and play. Georgia is also a netballer but, like her sisters, has always ranked basketball number one and has been rewarded for her hard work with selection in SA Country teams at Under 13, 14, 15 & two years of Under 16, including making the team for the national championships. “I always enjoy playing for SA Country because you get to test yourself against some really good players from all around Australia,” she said. Georgia spends most of time on court playing the post but can hit the long range shots if required. “I really want to go as far as I can with my basketball,” she said. Like Tara, Georgia is now busy preparing with her Millicent Magic team mates for the March country championships, as well as making the trips to

Mount Barker for the SA Country development trainings. “It is good that I will be training so much leading into the New Zealand trip,” she said. That team will only officially train together once they arrive on New Zealand soil. Not surprisingly, Georgia’s basketball has been heavily influenced by Peter Seebohm, who has spearheaded the Millicent basketball program for decades. Far left - Mount Gambier basketballer Tara Bryant. Above - Millicent player Georgia Winter, from Penola.

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TIMBER GIANT BACKS PIONEERS WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE PROGRAM The Pioneers Basketball Club has secured a Naming Rights Partner for their Women’s Program with OneFortyOne committing for the 2019 season. “We are genuinely excited to have secured OneFortyOne as the naming rights partner for our women’s team,” Pioneers Basketball Club president Tom Kosch said. “We know that OneFortyOne is a leading business in our region, and we share the same values of excellence and commitment to our community. On behalf of the club I would like to thank general manager of the Jubilee Highway Sawmill, Paul Hartung, and CEO Linda Sewell for their generous support of our basketball club and we look forward to an ongoing relationship.” OneFortyOne has expanded its business from plantations and have just celebrated their first birthday since taking on the operation of the sawmill located at Jubilee Highway, in Mount Gambier. Paul Hartung has been an advocate for the Pioneers Basketball Club committing as a Platinum Partner in 2018. “We are delighted to join the Pioneers family in their inaugural season. This is the start of a new and exciting chapter for one of the most well respected sporting organisations in our region,”Mr Hartung said. “Our values are aligned and we share a passion for championing opportunities for local women to be the best in their chosen fields, be it forestry, timber or sport. We look forward to working with the Pioneers in engaging with schools and community events. We look forward to an exciting year ahead.” OneFortyOne will be recognised as the club’s women’s Naming Rights Partner whilst Castec Rural Supplies will continue on their long term relationship as Naming Right Sponsor of the men’s program. “The past few months have been extremely difficult for our basketball club, we can’t thank the local community enough,” Mr Kosch said. “With the ongoing support of Castec Rural Supplies and now One Forty One we look forward to expanding our program and doing what we do best.” The club continues to fight an uphill battle to sign players for both the men’s and women’s program, with the tight time frame and Premier League restrictions providing a challenging environment for coaching staff. See page 29 for the latest player news.


BRAIN TEASER WHO AM I?? How many clues did you need? 1. I was born in Kentucky in 1961. 2. My family tree can be traced back to Abraham Lincoln. 3. I attended try outs for the Cincinnati Reds but did not made the cut. 4. I earned bit parts in sitcoms including Facts of Life, The Golden Girls & Roseanne. 5. I rose to fame in a 90s TV drama playing Doug Ross – a role I played for five seasons. 6. My movie credits include One Fine Day, Out of Sight & The Peacemaker. 7. I have two Academy Awards – one for acting and one as a producer. 8. I have also moved into screen writing & directing. 9. I am arguably best known for my turn as lovable crook Danny Ocean. 10. I married high profile lawyer Amal Alamuddin and we have two children – twins. My name is George…?

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COMBINING FITNESS & FRIENDSHIP...AND IT’S FOR FREE Pine City Twirlers are so convinced about the health and social benefits of square dancing that they are offering free come’n’try opportunities throughout February in a bid to expose more people to the time honoured tradition. While for many, it might be something you have never tried, or haven’t experienced since PE class back in primary school or high school but it is a great way to stay active, keep the brain occupied and meet new friends. Roger Menzel has been a member since 2005 and while he admits to ending up at his first square dancing event almost by accident, he, and wife Kathy, have never looked back. “We literally fell into this,” Roger said. “When we were younger we used to old time dance but we hadn’t done anything for ages. Our daughter-in-law was friends with someone who did square dancing and we tagged along to see what it was all about and we have been coming back ever since.” Chris Raftery is newer to the world of square dancing, joining Pine City Twirlers four years ago, along with husband Trevor, who has already elevated to club secretary. “My auntie and uncle were members of a club in Sydney and we had some time on our hands after retiring and they asked if we would like to go,” Chris said. “It

was something totally different for us but we really love it.” And if Roger and Chris are anything to go by, once you have a taste of square dancing you are hooked. “We really only miss it if we are away on holidays,” Roger said. “We just enjoy it so much and enjoy the challenge. We are always learning completely new things.” For Chris, it is as much about the social side as it is the dancing. “We really do a lot of social activities together and we have made friends all over Australia since getting into square dancing,” she said. “We visit other clubs and dance with them, too, and we have made some great friends.” Roger and his wife Kathy have also made friends all over the countryside. “We have seen most of Australia through square dancing,” he said. “Every year they have a national convention and everywhere you go there is usually a club and you can head along if you want.” Both Chris and Roger certainly enjoy the health benefits of square dancing as well. “It is a good fitness activity,” Chris said. “The good thing is, you don’t really realise you are exercising.” Roger believes learning the steps and keeping up with each new routine is also great for exercising the mind. “You do have to concentrate and make sure your lifestyle1.net | 32

brain is working with your legs to get the steps right.” Pine City Twirlers celebrated its 35th anniversary last year and as a general rule has around 20 people attending each dance, although

there are more members than that as part of the group. Above - Pine City Twirlers members Chris Raftery & Roger Menzel


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Convenient and casual – that is what the Limestone Coast Combined Stock and Land Beef Week Field Day gives potential buyers, with nine studs showcasing eight breeds all at the one location. Hosted at the Mount Gambier Showgrounds on Sunday, February 3, this is the 10th time the field days have been held, as part of Victorian Beef Week. Originally there were five studs involved and it has simply grown from there as more and more studs realised what an affective platform the field days provided for buyers and studs to get a deal done. It is basically a one stop shop and allows each stud to promote its breed and cattle. And the convenience of that one stop shop, field day set up, is the costs are shared by the studs and they attract more potential buyers, who take advantage of looking over the cattle from a number of breeds and breeders. The turnout for the Limestone Coast Combined Stock and Land Beef Week Field Day over the past decade has been great and the stud owners are hopeful the turnout in 2019 will be just as

strong, which would see around 70 people take the opportunity to cast their eye over the cattle, as well as chat one on one with the stud owners to glean any further information. Each stud has its own set up – some with cattle tied up and led, others in portable yards, but each stud is set aside so the confidentiality of any wheeling

and dealing can be maintained. Starting with a BBQ breakfast, there are refreshments on offer all day, including tea and coffee and light snacks. Participating studs at the 2019 field days are Cara Park Salers, Rellum Farms Simmentals, Chalon Poll Hereford & MaineAnjou, Mount Gambier Limousins, Noorla Beef Shorthorn, Caladenia

Limousin, Ebenezer Park South Devons & Bra-Ma Hereford Stud. Above (from left - top to bottom) - Shorthorn, South Devon, Salers, Hereford, Limousin, Maineanjou & Simmental Right - Limestone Coast Bedef Field Days sponsors

CHANGE OF VENUE FOR SALEYARDS MEETING Wattle Range Council invites all interested stakeholders to attend a public meeting to be held on Thursday, January 31 from 10.30am to 12noon, with the meeting having been moved from the Millicent Saleyards Canteen to the support room at the Millicent Civic & Arts Centre.. Last year, council facilitated a review of the Millicent Saleyards to determine the long-term viability of the facility and while the book is not yet closed on the facility, June 30, 2020 has been proposed as a closiure date if solutions are not found. Council will be looking for ideas or suggestions on ways to enhance/improve business on the saleyards lands. For further information please contact: Roger Babolka (Manager Economic Development, Wattle Range Council) by phoning 08) 8733 0900 or email council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au

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MJ DANCE FINISHES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS WITH A STRONG NATIONAL SHOWING MJ Dance Studio has returned from another successful trip to the National Showcase on the Gold Coast, with both troupes and soloists showing they can mix it with the nation’s best studios, including schools from New Zealand as well. It was the 25th anniversary of the Peter Oxford run event and MJ well and truly met its goal of qualifying for the Battle of the Stars with its troupes. More than 350 troupes competed for the right to make the Battle of the Stars and five MJ troupes made the final cut, with a studio highlight being Chrissy Jenkin winning her first ever troupe title. Graduating student Ryan Thomspon certainly shone in his final official performances for MJ Dance Studio by making the top five in the Dancer of the Year competition for the third successive year, finishing third, as he did at least year’s competition. “He has earned the respect of teachers and fellow dancers Australia wide,” MJ Dance Studio director Maria Slape said. Other soloists to make their mark in the Dancer of the Year competitions were Olivia Hawthorne finishing in the top 10, Madi Lane in the top 15 and Kiera McBain in the Top 20 of their respective age groups. “The week was a fantastic celebration of dance,” Maria said. “Our families had a wonderful time not only spending time together but meeting people from other studios. For our dance teachers it is a wonderful networking opportunity and they have gained lifelong friends from attending Showcase. It always fantastic to witness

that our regional school can definitely keep up with the city studios.” MJ Dance Studio is holding an open day on January 28 with classes commencing on February 4. RESULTS BATTLE RESULTS Winner Pre teen Small group – Heaven (pictured above left) Runner up junior large group – Small (Pictured right) Third place teen small group – Black Widow Third place teen large group – The Giving Tree (Pictured above right) Fourth place pre teen large group – The Orchestra SOLO RESULTS Ryan Thompson – 2nd Senior Elite Molly Clark - 14th Senior Elite Olivia Hawthorne - 7th Teen Elite Madi Lane – 11th Pre Teen Elite Ruby Dyson - 10th Petite Elite Tennille Grubb – 11th Senior Diamond

Isabella Lawrie - 3rd Teen Diamond Harriet Clark - 6th Pre Teen Diamond Sophie Lewis - 10th pre teen Diamond Isabella Moody - 9th Junior Diamond Sasha Bannon – 15th Junior Diamond DOUBLE PLATINUM AWARDS (score of 294 or above - out of a possible 300 points) Ryan Thompson – Jazz & Open PLATIMNUM AWARDS (score of 285-293) Molly Clark – Open, Jazz, Lyrical Asha Rodda - Jazz Olivia Hawthorne – Lyrical, Contemporary & Open Madi Lane – Jazz, Lyrical, Broadway & Open Isabella Lawrie – Lyrical & Open Woman’s Rights Trio (Olivia, Asha & Molly ) – Senior Lyrical Heaven Group – Pre Teen Lyrical Small Warriors – Senior Acro Forest Portal – Senior Contemporary

COLLECTED STUPIDITY - BEST NEWS EVER… By ROBBIE TANSEL I wrote an article in October of last year regarding the fact I live my life based on routines I create for myself as I hate making decisions. I received an email recently in response to this article. “Hi, Robbie, Can I suggest a career change? If you are a creature of habits, try becoming a teacher. Teachers live by timetables, and know exactly what is going to happen at 9.45 on Monday. Teachers also repeat the same thing every year, for their whole career. They only have to repeat the same lesson every week and say the same things such as ‘where is your tie?’ They also have the luxury of having a new audience for their jokes and puns every year, saving the need to invent new ones. This gives teachers a sense of security and predictability not found in any other career. Stephen from England who also lived in Japan for a while.” Obviously you’ve had a bit of time on your hands, Stephen. I do like your suggestion. I actually used to be a teacher. There were many good things about being a teacher like holidays…

and the other holidays…and the other holidays…and more holidays. No there were other good things about being a teacher. Some days it was someone’s birthday and we’d share a cake to celebrate. I used to get sick of people telling me how great it must be being a teacher. They’d always talk about the fact that I got so many holidays. I often told people, “Well why don’t you go and train to be a teacher? It’s not the royal family. You don’t have to be born into it. Anyone can do it. You just go off to uni and waste four years of your life.” Generally they’d say something like, “Na, I could never be a teacher. Couldn’t cope with all those feral kids. I’d kill someone.” So what you’re saying is that while there are some good things about being a teacher, there are also some negatives? Like every job? So the holidays are a trade-off for other parts of the job that are less desirable? Being a teacher decades ago would have been a great job, mind you. Imagine back in the day when a kid did something you didn’t like and you could hit them. Not only could you hit them, you could even use a ruler as a weapon if you wanted. Using the ruler would

mean you wouldn’t have to wash all the stupid off your hand. What’s my point? Polly Waffles are coming back. I know that’s got nothing to do with Stephen’s email but I’m finding it hard to maintain interest or concentration on anything other than this exciting news. All I can think about is that marshmallow log, wrapped in a delicious waffle wafer tube, and then covered in chocolate. Robern Menz makers of Fruchocs have bought the rights to make me the happiest person on Earth. I can’t even begin to imagine how many Polly Waffles I’m going to eat when they hit supermarkets again. t’s going to be like watching a Great White if someone threw a herd of cattle in the ocean. I’m thinking I might simply starve myself until Polly Waffles come back. I really think I should just save room for when I can fill my belly with Polly Waffles. I don’t want to waste space in my stomach on anything other than Polly Waffle goodness. Anything else just seems pointless. Having told you how excited I am, I have to say I’m also a little apprehensive as the actual article I read regarding Polly Waffle’s return said things like, “Sims (chief executive of Robern Menz) said lifestyle1.net | 36

the company will embrace the challenge of reintroducing the bar to the local market” and “Robern Menz will now undertake a project to recreate the bar and assess whether it will be viable to base production in Adelaide.” To me that shows that he doesn’t understand that he has been gifted the opportunity to manufacture one of the greatest products in the history of the world. What is the challenge of selling something that so amazing? You might make too much money? You might be the most loved company in the world? As I understand it, there have been discussions at high levels of government to officially change the saying from, “The best thing since sliced bread…” to “The best thing since Polly Waffle…” That’s how good they are.

If Mr Sims doesn’t want to produce Polly Waffles in Adelaide, I think Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin needs to get on the phone and say we’ll make it here. Talk about a licence to print money. She will have that five million dollar recreation centre shortfall sorted in no time. We’ll be able to build two indoor recreation centres! She’ll be able to fill up one of the pools with $100 notes. Enough said. If someone could email me at robbietansel@gmail.com when they first spot a Polly Waffle in store, I’d appreciate that. All the best to all my teacher friends back at work this week. You deserve a Polly Waffle.


          

 

  

      

 


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