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A $300 million investment in groundbreaking coal dewatering technology is set to generate up to a thousand jobs for the Valley. The first stage of a black coal equivalent (BCE) plant at Loy Yang Power is due to begin by December 2012. The project is a joint venture agreement between Environmental Clean Technologies (ECT) and Vietnamese investment company

TinCom. The company running the project will be entitled Victoria Coldry. It’s set to construct a two million tonne per annum BCE production plant, with plans to expand to 20 million tonnes per annum in the next 10 years. The plant will utilise Loy Yang Power coal supply, site and services, and will dewater brown coal from the Loy Yang mine, reducing moisture content from 60 per cent to less than 12 per cent. ECT operations manager Adam

Giles said: “Initially, there’ll be a couple of hundred jobs in the construction stage, plus around 100 direct jobs and a couple hundred indirect jobs once it’s completed. “Assuming we get to our 20 million tonnes a year goal, I can definitely see job numbers getting up to the thousand mark,” he said. The joint agreement, signed on Monday (April 4), outlines that TinCom will provide $1.5 million by May 30 for the detailed design phase. ECT will then tailor its design to integrate with Loy Yang Power’s systems and site.

“After the design phase is completed, we’ll be able to put out tender documents. These will give us an accurate price of the plant. Our target to have finance in place and start putting shovels in the dirt is December 2012,” said Mr Giles. Mr Giles said the project had been an arduous task, but was delighted with the outcome. “High cost and long lead time projects like this are very complex, and it can be difficult to work across cultures and borders, but we’re very happy with our Vietnam partner’s

efforts,” he said. “It’s very exciting to bring a worldfirst technology to development in the Valley.” Loy Yang Power chief executive Ian Nethercote told The Voice that the Coldry project was a step in the right direction for Latrobe Valley brown coal. Mr Nethercote welcomed the international support for the project, which provides for the potential expanded use of brown coal into the future.

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Inseparable friends ▪ Harry and Elliot relax together by reading a book. By Bryce Campbell


FOR almost half of his life Harry, age 10, and his dog Elliot, a labrador, have been inseparable. Since Elliot was brought home on Harry’s seventh birthday their relationship has blossomed into something remarkable. The pair have slept

together, watched TV together, listened to music together, played soccer together, swam together and even shared meal times. “Harry can’t sleep without Elliot on his bed… no mean feat as Elliot is a huge 43kg,” says Harry’s mum, Rustie Lassam. “I bought them a double bed for Harry’s


birthday. As Harry grew there was less and less room on the single bed.” Elliot has helped Harry, who suffers from ADHD, to focus and concentrate. When other things overwhelm Harry, Elliot is a constant, settling presence. “I’ve seen a big difference in Harry since getting Elliot – he’s one continuing theme through Harry’s life, and it’s something that he can talk about with people,” said Rustie. Harry is now getting the opportunity to repay the favour. Several weeks

ago, Elliot was hit by a car and the decision was taken that his hind left leg needed to be amputated. Harry was the one who found him. “It has been really, really difficult since he was hit, emotionally and financially,” Rustie said. “I thought he was dead, his leg was pretty mangled,” added Harry. Harry has helped care for Elliot since the accident and, though the activities they now enjoy together are a lot quieter, there are still good times to be shared – like watching television and

reading books. Although it may take a while, Elliot is already starting to recover. “He has a little way to go still, and he tires easily because of the medication, but he’s starting to play again,” said Rustie. As for Harry, he’s looking forward to doing all the things that he and Elliot used to do before the accident, especially splashing around together in Lake Narracan. “We love swimming… it’s our thing, it’s our main thing,” he said.

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THE number of road accidents in and around Morwell for the first three months of the year is up more than 65% on the whole of 2010. While Morwell was able to boast a decrease of 18% in road accidents in 2010, Victoria Police acting inspector Dave Watson said there had been a jump in road accidents this year coinciding with the closure of the Princes Fwy. “In 2010, there were 23 collisions in the Morwell area. For 2011, since the freeway closure, there have been 38 (accidents) showing an increase of 15,” acting insp Watson said. “The main cause has been rear-end

collisions. People need to pay more attention.” Acting insp Watson said the increased number of accidents was a result of teething problems that occur when major changes take place in traffic conditions. He said drivers had generally been understanding of the changes and delays. He also told the Voice that there didn’t seem to be any difference in response times for emergencies, as emergency vehicles used their sirens and travelled via alternative routes as needed. Members of Melbourne’s operational response unit have provided extra hands on deck in policing the towns of Morwell, Moe and Traralgon due to the increase in traffic since the freeway closure on February 10.


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RENOWNED climate change advisor Professor Ross Garnaut will attend Latrobe City’s inaugural Low Carbon Transition Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 12. Latrobe City mayor Darrell White said he was delighted that Professor Garnaut would attend. “This committee has been formed to lead council through the transition period that a low-carbon economy will inevitably produce,” he said. “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Professor Garnaut to Latrobe City to engage with the committee members.”

TWO burnt out cars were found in Morwell last week after two separate incidents. A Ford Falcon ute stolen in Thorpdale was found burnt out near the dredger in the town. A second charred vehicle was also found after it was driven through the fence of a local business.


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THE Latrobe Valley is abundant with people from different cultures and if it weren’t for historians and writers, their stories may never be told. ‘Welcome to Little Europe’ is a history of displaced persons (DPs) from the Baltic states, Poland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia and various other European countries. Two of these DPs were Josef Sestokas, from Lithuania, and Arnold Siinmaa, from Estonia, who came to Asutralia in 1947 and settled in Yallourn North to work the Yallourn open-cut mine. They were among approximately 843 people transported to Australia on the “first transport” after World War II, out of around 170,000 DPs sent to Australia between 1947 and 1951. Josef Sestokas, son of Mr Sestokas senior, who passed away in 2006, is the author of ‘Welcome to Little Europe’. Mr Sestokas always had an interest

in his father’s history, but only began documenting his chronicles in 2006. There was a lull in the writing process after his father passed away, then he resumed his work again in 2007. Mr Sestokas was pleased he was able to speak with his father about his life before his passing. “I took off my father-son hat and really asked him questions. I don’t think Dad knew how big (the book) was going to be. Once we started talking, it took me in directions I wouldn’t have gone if I hadn’t been writing the book,” he said. Mr Sestokas explained that his father didn’t always volunteer the information about his past because like so many immigrants back then, they just wanted to assimilate into Australian life and culture. The book launch for ‘Welcome to Little Europe’ will be held at the Yallourn North Old Brown Coal Mine Museum on Sunday, April 10, at 1pm. Music will be provided by the Briagolong Bush Band. All welcome. More information: www.

Churches fight milk monopoly By Bryce Campbell

GIPPSLAND churches are fighting for fair milk prices for farmers, distributing petitions to local parishes that call for the Federal Government to step in. The petition outlines the dominance that Coles and Woolworths have over the grocery and processor levels, with a claimed 80% market share between the two. According to findings by the Senate Economics References Committee (SERC) in a 2010 report, the supermarket chains are using their dominant market positions to drive down milk prices through sale of generic products, therefore putting pressure on local dairy farmers. Petitions will be presented to Gippsland MHR Darren Chester

on Thursday, with the hope that the government can act upon the recommendations provided in the SERC report. Mr Chester said he fully supported the churches in their efforts to draw the public’s attention to this issue. “This is a major concern to the entire agricultural industry, not just for the future viability of dairy farmers. It’s fair to say that other producers are worried that they may be given similar treatment by Coles or Woolworths in the future,” said Mr Chester. “The short-term benefits to consumers in the form of lower prices will result in long-term negative impacts for society as a whole if farmers cannot continue doing what they do.”

Car ploughs into child’s bedroom By Tristan O’Kane

A STOLEN car crashed into a seven-yearold’s bedroom window in the early hours of Saturday morning. Morwell police told the Voice that the car was stolen between the hours of 1.30am and 2.35am. Just 10 minutes

later the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the house. Police said the boy’s bed was on coasters and was pushed to the other side of the bedroom when the car hit. The boy did not sustain any injuries and no arrest has been made.

Pit bike rider lucky to be alive A 17-year-old Churchill youth is in a serious condition in hospital after his pit bike collided with a 4WD on Friday evening. The 33-year-old driver of the 4WD was apparently shaken but not injured. Latrobe Highway Patrol Officer Clint Wilson said: “The boy is lucky to be alive. We have been working very hard to try

and stop these unregistered vehicles from riding on our roads. “They take them to the pines and forest and have what they think is some fun. “This is the third accident of its kind and it is a serious reminder that they are not to be used on the roads. If they are caught, we will impound the bikes.”

Released after crash A TEENAGE girl was released from the Royal Melbourne Hospital last week after a car crash last Wednesday. The 19-year-old was airlifted to the hospital with spinal injuries after a head-oncollision last Wednesday. The collision

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Sellers warned of PayPal scam By Niall Boyle

SELLERS in the Valley have been urged to be vigilant of PayPal scams when selling goods online. One reader contacted The Voice who encountered four individuals – via text message – while trying to sell a vehicle. These “buyers” would

only correspond via email, insisted on using PayPal and denied repeated attempts to send on a phone number. The potential buyers also said the vehicle would be transported from the Valley overseas – and an agent would contact the seller regarding a pick-up. These individuals would also offer to pay above and beyond the selling fee – which prompted our reader to become suspicious a n d contact The Voice about this possible scam. A spokesman for

SCAMwatch, the national fraud agency, confirmed this is a common scam across the country. He said: “This scam commonly targets individuals selling large and expensive items, such as a motor vehicle. However, this scam can potentially target any individual selling goods through the internet or classifieds. “We’ve received numerous complaints from sellers where the scammer, posing as an interested buyer, makes excuses for their inability to pay for various upfront fees. “The scammer will ask you to pay for ‘shipping’ and/or other transport costs to their ‘agent’ via wire transfer, which they promise to repay. Scammers may also ask for additional fees such as insurance. “The scammer will go to great lengths to convince you that their request is genuine.”

Sellers have also received a fake email from a seemingly reputable company that offers money transfer and payment services. The spokesman added: “Do not rely on the contact details provided in the ‘confirmation’ email; find the company’s details through their official website. “If it sounds suspicious, do not transfer any money. Never send money to a person or business that you are not totally sure about. “Speak to family, friends or the authorities to get a second opinion. “Always get independent advice if the offer involves significant money, time or commitment.” Report any possible scams to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 1300 302 502.


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Trafalgar police move Police continue Rhino out after 97 years by Tristan O’Kane

TRAFALGAR police are moving to the RSL hall and will be stationed there while the building is demolished and a new station is built. The station was built in the 1950s but the site itself has been home to the local police since 1914. “We are moving to the RSL hall on April 18 and anticipate the new building to be completed within five months,” said Sergeant Don Beagley of Trafalgar police. “We need to find homes for all the documents for the time being and we will be taking some of the old furniture with us.” In the early part of the 20th century, Trafalgar had no police presence. According to retired local police officer, Bob Jones, the papers of the time reported complaints from locals that

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▪ A Yamaha Rhino, similar to the one stolen from Trafalgar. POLICE are still seeking public assistance after the theft of a Yamaha Rhino buggy earlier this month. The 4WD farm vehicle was stolen from Waterloo Road, Trafalgar, in the early hours on Sunday, March 13. The distinctive vehicle, which is matte black not blue as previously reported in some media sections, was later seen in bushland on McDonalds Track near the intersection with Narracan Connection Rd, Narracan. Several passing motorists saw the vehicle, according to police, but it had moved when police attended the scene. Anyone who may have information about the theft or has seen the buggy is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or call Trafalgar Police Station on 5633 1188.

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LAKES Oil chairman Robert Annells insists that Victorians should be proud of their coal heritage. Speaking to the Voice, he said that Victorians’ recent negative attitudes towards mining should change. Lakes Oil’s subsidiary Commonwealth Mining has lodged two applications for exploration licenses in the Latrobe Valley, pictured

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SMOKERS could be banned from lighting up in public areas in Trafalgar and Yarragon, if Baw Baw Shire Council proposals are passed. The council is seeking public comment on its draft smoke-free policy, which will, if passed, outlaw smoking in public open areas including streets, alfresco dining areas, playgrounds and sporting grounds. Smoking would also be forbidden in all bushland, parks, reserves, within five metres of bus and taxi ranks, and at all council-run or sponsored events. The council says the

objectives behind the proposals are to: • Improve the health of the community; • Improve public amenity and maintenance of council property; • R a i s e community awareness of the negative health impacts associated with smoking; • Provide community leadership to protect the

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impact on the town’s trade. “For such a small area dependant on passing trade, as well as locals, space is at a premium in Yarragon. Any small decrease in patronage would impact on businesses. We’re concerned that this policy would have a decrease on business turnover,” she said. The draft policy and documents are available for public consultation and feedback at Trafalgar customer service centre, or can be downloaded from the Shire website. Comments will be accepted until Sunday, April 24. For all enquiries call Cameron Gray on 5624 2553.

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MOE and the impact of local job losses became the centre of debate during question time in the Victorian Upper House recently, with the result some political mudslinging while the real issue was virtually ignored. Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations Richard DallaRiva avoided answering the specific question of what the State Government was doing to generate employment in Moe. Instead, Mr Dalla-River used the opportunity to slam his political opponents, telling Parliament they couldn’t even spell Moe – they thought it was spelt M-O-E-T – because of the amount of champagne they drank. Eastern Victoria MLC Matt Viney later said: “I was horrified that the minister…would make this jibe at the expense of Moe in particular and the Latrobe Valley in general.”

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NEWS BRIEFS School gardens YOUNG green thumbs are being encouraged to show off their horticultural talents by entering the Victorian school garden awards. Eastern Region MP Peter Hall said the competition, now in its 34th year, was an opportunity for schools to showcase their gardens. The judges seek out the school garden that has the most benefit for students, teachers and the community. The competition – largely sponsored by the State Government – offers a prize worth $88,790, including $35,000 in regional prizes. For more information and application forms visit about/events/garden

Youth week VALLEY kids have been encouraged to get ready for National Youth Week, which takes place from April 1 to 10. Young people can get ready by logging onto and choosing to be part of the state’s biggest celebration of youth culture, with a wide range of events on offer from music and skating demonstrations, to short films, youth awards and break dancing. For a full list of National Youth Week events go to or www. All events are alcohol and drug free and most are free of charge.

Neighbourhood watch VALLEY residents are urged to attend the Morwell neighbourhood watch town meeting, which takes place on Wednesday, April 6. The meeting takes place in the Milne Bay Room, Morwell RSL, Elgin Street, at 7pm sharp.

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LATROBE City Council has placed proposed required to consider the risk that floods new flood controls, known as Amendment pose to life, property and community infrastructure. C9, on public exhibition for two months. “The amendment affects land that is Amendment documents will be available for viewing at Latrobe City Council service subject to flooding from a number of rivers and creeks and applies to both public centres in Churchill, Moe, Traralgon and private land throughout the and Morwell; and at post municipality,” he said. offices in Boolarra, Glengarry, Toongabbie, Tyers and “The new flood Yinnar. provisions do not prohibit Unfortunately, development but instead Information will also we have a legacy help to ensure that new be available online at the development is designed Latrobe City Council and of existing flooding with the flood risk in Department of Planning issues within the mind.” and Community Latrobe Valley… Development (DPCD) WGCMA land planning websites. manager Adam Dunn said that the planning scheme During the exhibition amendment was timely. period, all landowners, occupiers and agencies likely to “Unfortunately, we have a legacy be affected will be notified in writing and of existing flooding issues within the Latrobe written submissions are encouraged. Valley…Amendment C9 will help ensure Latrobe City mayor Darrell White that flooding issues are minimised into the explained that flood amendment C9 was future,” he said.

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25 years and going strong By Niall Boyle

BROADCASTER Mario Sammut celebrates 25 years on air with Gippsland 104.7 FM this year. Originally from Malta, the popular presenter moved to Morwell with his wife Vivienne and young family in 1985 after a short stint broadcasting in Queensland. He launched the Maltese show with Vivienne, and the show is still going strong a quarter of a century later – with a weekly hour of music, news and social issues for the ex-pat community in Gippsland. Mr Sammut was also elected president of the Maltese Club, and in no time at all, established the Community Centre in the

Valley – which has become the pride of the Maltese community. He also presents a live show every Saturday on Radio 3ZZZ from its studio in Fitzroy, Melbourne, which is one of the largest ethnic and multicultural stations in Australia. Mr Sammut has made the weekly trip to the city for the last 22 years – all on a voluntary basis. If that wasn’t enough, he’ll celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his weekly breakfast show on Wednesday mornings (6am-9am). Mr Sammut says going on air is still as big a thrill as it was when he started out. “I still get the same sort of buzz. I love doing radio, it’s part of my everyday life now. I’m

happy to continue doing it for as long as possible,” he said. Mr Sammut added that he’s pleased his show has become a resource for the Maltese community in Gippsland: “The weekly show is a lot of older peoples’ only contact with the motherland (Malta) and I think that’s important. Most people refer back to their native tongue when they get older so it’s important the older generations are catered for.” Mr Sammut also thanked his faithful supporters over the years. “Thanks to everyone that has accepted me, in their home and workplace, and for all the encouragement I’ve received,” he said.

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Gary Blackwood, Member for Narracan (right) thanks the Yarragon community, as Natalia Jones proudly displays the new old bag project signs for shopfronts.


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YARRAGON’s old bag project kicked off last week, with local businesses lending their support to the switch to paper bags. As well as getting rid of plastic bags, Yarragon is also providing reusable bags for borrowing if shoppers have forgotten their own. Natalia Jones, organiser of the event, said the majority of businesses in Yarragon were supporting the initiative. “I’ve gotten around 90% of Yarragon businesses’ support, but I’m not giving up on that other 10,” she said. Narracan MLA Gary Blackwood was on hand for the opening and had nothing but praise for the project. “This project is fantastic, I can’t say enough about it. Congratulations to all involved,” he said. Ms Jones said that while she wasn’t yet finished, the feedback had been great. “There’s still a bit of work to be done, but it’s been great. I’ve managed to answer any concerns people have had, which have mainly been about cost,” she said. Ms Jones hopes that other towns can look at Yarragon as an example and become motivated to make the change for themselves. “The positive can-do attitude in Yarragon has made working on this project an absolute pleasure, and I hope that we can inspire other townships,” she said.

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BRYCE CAMPBELL made the trip to Yarragon to ask if the town was now a shining light for the rest of the state – by ditching plastic in favour of paper bags.

Give blood VALLEY residents have been urged to donate blood – with stocks severely depleted at present. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service estimates that one in three people will need a transfusion during their life but only one in 30 people donate. The donor centre at Latrobe Regional Hospital is open Tuesday (2.30pm to 8pm), Wednesday (9.30am to 4.30pm), Thursday (1.30pm to 8pm) and Friday (8am to 1pm for plasma only). The centre will also be open at LRH on Easter Sunday and Anzac day from 10am to 1pm.

Pet registrations PET owners are being reminded that dog and cat registrations are due by April 10. All dogs and cats registered for the first time in Latrobe City must be microchipped and desexed. A microchip helps to identify individual pets and is implanted under the animal’s skin between its shoulder blades. The process is similar to receiving an injection. Microchipping has proven to play an important role in reuniting lost animals with their owners. Contact your local veterinarian for more information or Latrobe City Council on 1300 367 700.

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Yarragon “I think it’s a great location to do a pilot program. Trafalgar is a good spot to move to next for this project. Why wouldn’t you get rid of plastic bags? It’s a great way to distinguish yourself from other towns.”

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Yarragon South “Definitely. I hope it takes off, I hope other towns try it out. It doesn’t take much of a shift in thinking to swap to paper. There are already people who bring their own bags when they go shopping.”

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Yarragon “If we can all reduce plastic bag use it’d be terrific. Something like this really requires a passionate person to drive it, but having a local example will help it.”

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Yarragon “It’s a very good thing to reduce use of plastic. When I was younger we managed without them.”

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Moe “Absolutely it is. It’ll be nice to think other towns might look at Yarragon and get rid of plastic bags. Yarragon is giving people pause to think about what we throw away.”

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A FUN day for all the family with a vintage car club showing, BBQ, craft stalls and other entertainment on Sunday, April 10. There will also be a giant Easter egg hunt will be held at 10am. The day runs from 10am until 2pm at 6-8 Mena St, Moe. Contact Ashlea Kunowski on 1800 333 114 for more information.

Training awards THE search is on for the state’s top apprentices, vocational students, trainees and training providers, with the launch of nominations for the 2011 Victorian training awards. Nominations for the awards close on May 6. Prize money totalling around $150,000 will be available to winners and student finalists. A free information seminar to assist applicants to prepare their nominations will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 4.30pm at the Treasury Theatre, Ground Floor, 1 Macarthur St, Melbourne. For more information visit www. or phone Skills Victoria on 9651 4507.

IT’S not often that someone can say they have been servicing the public in retail for more than 30 years. Lorraine Paulet is an exception to the rule. Ms Paulet has been the owner of McArthur’s Shoes in Traralgon for 34 years, but has decided to trade shoe sales for retirement. Ms Paulet and her then husband moved back to his place of birth, the Latrobe Valley, from Luton, just outside of London. Ms Paulet was a hairdresser when Norm McArthur, who passed away on ANZAC Day last year aged 90 years, approached the pair about opening a franchise in Traralgon. At that stage, Mr McArthur had stores all over Victoria. More than three decades later,

Ms Paulet feels bittersweet about her departure: “My staff have been great through the years. I have made friends with a lot of my customers and I really want to thank them for their patronage and friendship. I will miss them the most when I retire.” Ms Paulet says she has regulars since the day she opened the store. So what does one do in retirement after working so hard for the last 34 years in the one business? “I have one grandchild now and two due within a month of each other so I will be busy,” Ms Paulet said. She also hopes to take up painting and drawing and will still be a presence as president of the Chamber of Commerce in Traralgon. McArthur shoes will continue to trade under new management.

A COMMUNITY netball clinic for children aged eight to 12 and featuring Melbourne Vixens players Kate Beveridge and Renae Hallinan will be held this Friday at the Churchill Leisure Centre. The clinic, to be held from 5pm to 6pm with registrations at 4.30pm, will precede the Eastern Regional State League grandfinals. Cost is $10, which includes free entry to the grand final games. Participants are asked to bring a drink and snacks. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch. For more information contact Netball Victoria on 9321 2222.


▪Lorraine puts her feet up after 34 years working at McArthur’s Shoes.

Moe fire station asbestos ‘no risk’ by Tristan O’Kane

AN audit of fire stations throughout Gippsland last week uncovered asbestos at the Moe fire station. The station, built in the late 1950s-early 1960s, has asbestos near the bathroom and under the eaves outside. But CFA representatives said there were no health risks unless the areas in question were disturbed. The station is also outdated in other areas, but it is unclear whether it will receive funding in this year’s State Budget. Moe CFA captain Wal Ravens explained to the Voice: “We were due get a new fire appliance (pumper or truck) but it won’t fit in because the doors and ceiling are too low. “This has a snowball effect as now Yallourn won’t receive their upgrade because they get our old

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one. “Our fire station has been earmarked for years for replacement, but finances are not available. The Liberal government will replace 60 stations but some of those are not just CFA but also SES.” Ian Pattie, operations officer for the catchment of Narracan and Mirboo groups, said vehicle programs within the CFA ensured all the correct appliances were being used. The system works whereby the busier stations receive the upgrades first and the newest appliances are then sent on to the next town, which is in turn their upgrade, he said. “Care needs to be taken when a new building goes up. There are a number of fire stations across the district that have been adjusted to new heights. We need to make sure they will last for the next 40 years or so.”

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Pool and spa safety tips

City inspects pools for safety AN audit of home pools and spas in Latrobe City shows that 98% of home owners comply with fencing regulations – but those who do not have been put on notice. Latrobe City, which has so far audited 300 properties and will continue inspecting pools until June, has warned pool owners not to be complacent. The city issued its warning following two recent court cases in which residents were fined thousands of dollars, plus legal costs, for

failing to maintain pool barriers. “Issues with these pools were identified during routine inspections and we underwent a lengthy process of trying to ensure the residents complied with the regulations,” municipal building surveyor Chris Watson said. “Despite numerous requests during this time, the issues were not rectified and the matter proceeded to the Magistrates’ Court. “We are continuing our audit of pools until

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The Yinnar-Driffield road copped a beating when an oversize truck lost its load last week, with a large pipe damaging the asphalt in several areas. The damage was investigated by Latrobe City, and has since been repaired. Photo by Bryce Campbell.

June and would hope that pool owners will make every effort to abide by the rules and ensure their pool is safe. “As we can see from these recent cases, financial penalties for failure to comply are severe.” A self-assessment form for pool safety requirements and further information about pool safety are available on the council website.

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Fitting women for work A NATIONAL, non-profit organisation aimed at helping women to prepare to enter the workforce officially launched its first rural service in Morwell last week. Fitted for Work (FFW), with sites in Melbourne and Sydney, has been working for 12 months to establish the service in Morwell. “It’s a very important occasion for everyone and most of all for the disadvantaged, unemployed women of the Latrobe Valley who face difficulties in obtaining meaningful work,” CEO Jane Hunt said. Ms Hunt and FFW co-founder Renata Singer visited the Latrobe Valley in 2009 and, after extensive research, determined it as a priority for expansion. The focus for Fitted for Work is on getting the client “job ready” - improving their self-confidence and consequently, their chances of a successful interview. A recent evaluation of the service has shown that 75% of women referred to a FFW boutique continue to be employed three months later. FFW is looking for donations of clothing and for volunteers to work in the boutique. Enquiries: Emma Birchall on 5133 8277 or

Allowance review

GIPPSLAND students, parents and teachers are being urged to speak out on the impact of changes to the youth allowance. Gippsland MHR Darren Chester says Gippslanders should make a submission to the Federal Government’s review of the student income support system. “I would probably be getting 10 calls a week in my office from parents in the inner regional area who are trying to find a way for their child to access youth allowance,” Mr Chester said, calling for a complete overhaul of the system. Mr Chester urged local students, families and teachers to get involved in the review process and force changes to benefit regional students. Submissions should make direct reference to the key questions, which can be found at: http://www.deewr. Pages/RSISRSubmissionProcess.aspx


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152 Commercial Rd, Morwell Tanisha Smitherson (centre) is pictured with other local aboriginal health workers, from left, nurse Stephanie Gissara, health workers Melita Maynard and Michelle Daw, Tanisha, Jo-Anne Hodges, Dr Pradee Warnakulafuriya and nurse Teresa Walker-Hassett. A NEW outreach worker will work to assist indigenous communities in West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley to close the health gap. Tanisha Smitherson has taken up the role of outreach worker with the Central West Gippsland Division of General Practice and will provide support and advice for indigenous people to access health services, especially at the general practice level. The support includes reduced payment for

medications for patients living with, or at risk of, chronic disease. Ms Smitherson will also assist medical clinics to access the financial benefits available through Practice Incentive Program (PIP) for clinics, which have Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander patients. Endorsed by the Federal Government and Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG), the ‘Closing the Gap’ program has been

implemented to address indigenous health issues. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience a burden of disease twoand-a-half times that of other Australians, and have a much lower life span. More specific information about the Closing the Gap program and the medication assistance rebates are available through the Central West Gippsland Division of General Practice on 5126 2899.

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INTERNATIONAL recording artist Jules Riding will be playing two concerts in the Latrobe Valley as part of his Australian tour to promote his new album, Cataclysm. Jules Riding is a fulltime Christian singer from Auckland, New Zealand. He has released 10 albums and twice won Gospel Album of the Year at the NZ Music Awards. He has three gold albums. The concerts will be held at the Salvation Army, 57 Bridal Rd, Morwell, on Tuesday, April 19, at 7.15pm, and at Glory to the King Christian Community, corner Young and Bastin Sts (Old Scout Hall), Boolarra, on Wednesday, April 20, at 7.15pm. Both concerts are sponsored by Glory to the King Christian Community. For further information about either concert, phone 5169 6788.

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Meal on wheels Pictured at the Meals on wheels offices, in Traralgon, are volunteer Lee Tactor, Michael Edgar (Council general manager), Kimberly Allison (RACV manager), Mayor Darrell White, volunteer Trevor Greaves and volunteer officer Marya Stait. MEALS on Wheels volunteers have been presented with brand new GPS navigators, courtesy of RACV. Kimberly Allison, manager

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Acoustic music THE Gippsland Acoustic Music Club will host Chris Stout and Catriona McKay – at the Tyers Hall – on Sunday, April 3, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Chris is one of Scotland’s leading fiddlers/violinists whereas Catriona is one of Scotland’s most talented, diverse and exciting harp players. For more info contact Barb Brabets at GAMC on 5174 7903 or bbrabets@

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▪ The Tyers school crossing has been made safer.

THE REH Cork Club craft market takes place on the second Saturday of each month from September to May at the Kay Street Gardens, and this month will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 7am to 1pm. Proceeds go to the Good Friday Appeal in aid of the Royal Children’s Hospital. Cost for a site is $20. Enquiries: Chris Van Der Meer on 0487 342 675 or

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A NEW community partnership has made access to Tyers Primary School much safer. The school crossing at Tyers Rd is now safer and easier for students. With many trucks frequenting the road regularly, the decision was made to make the road wider, increase signage and trees have been pruned to increase visibility. Cr Sandy Kam praised the effort of local bodies involved in the project. “VicRoads is in the process of improving all

the signage surrounding the crossing, while Victorian Police will conduct a safety program in the area,” she said. “Council will continue to monitor the situation to ensure the safety of the children, especially with the current changes to traffic flows due to the freeway closure. “Road safety is an extremely important issue, especially near schools, and these new initiatives will help to ensure that students can travel to school safely,” Cr Kam said.

Aquatic facility special meeting TRARALGON residents who made submissions to the town’s indoor aquatic facility feasibility study will be able to address Council at a special meeting on Monday, April 11. The meeting will be held in the Nambur Wariga room at the corporate headquarters in Morwell at 7pm sharp. Councillor Rohan Fitzgerald encouraged people who made submissions to attend the meeting.

“All persons who made submissions either to the aquatic centre feasibility study or to the TACP, in relation to the future of Hubert Osborne Park, have been written to and invited to attend the special meeting. “Allowing community members to attend the meeting and voice their submissions will help inform Council on the subject. Once submissions have been heard, officers will prepare a report for consideration at a later date.”

Community members who wish to attend the meeting and address council should register their interest by Friday (April 8) with Meagan Bennetts, council operations administration officer, on 5128 5717 or by email meagan. au. Attendees are urged to register their attendance, as a large crowd is expected. The meeting will also be open to those who wish to observe the proceedings but not address council.

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THE Totally and Permanently Incapacitated ex-Servicemen and Women of Victoria (TPI) were in Traralgon last Monday for their

“March in March” across Victoria for mental health awareness. The group’s aim is to make Victorians aware of the TPI’s

status. The group started in Albury/Wodonga on March 15 and concluded 16 days later, on March 30, in Melbourne.

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Youth urged to get involved AS part of National Youth Week (April 1 to 10), local young people are being encouraged to make short videos about mental health. The video competition is one of a host of activities being organised by FReeZA, a State Government funded program run locally through Headspace in Morwell. Other events planned for the year include the PushStart battle of the bands competition, an annual event, and a youth leadership forum. Jack Hegarty, Headspace employee and FReeZA co-ordinator, said the FReeZA program encouraged local youth to not only attend drug and alcohol free music and cultural events, but to organise them as well. “FReeZA is important because it is young people putting back into the community, which is something we don’t see a lot,” he said. “It is easy to fall into a tokenistic trap of youth participation, instead of getting young people to organise events for other young people.” For more information go to www.headspace. or contact Headspace on 5622 3677.

I’m not lovin’ it MCDONALD’S in Morwell was closed for 24 hours last week when a grease trap overflowed into the fast food restaurant’s car park. Sand was used to absorb the oil, but the area was cordoned off to protect customers from slippage, which was the main

TUTORING for your child can become a costly process, not to mention finding one suitable or available at the time that is convenient for the family. The Latrobe City Library offers a free online tutoring service called “yourtutor” for grade four up to year 12 students. All you have to have is a membership for the library, which is also free of charge. Debbie Skinner, co-ordinator for Latrobe City Libraries explains: “It is especially great around exam times and the students can access the information from home.


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“All our tutors are approved (with accreditation for online tutoring) and have to have at least three years tutoring experience. There is no personal interaction with the tutors, you just write a question and receive an answer.” Ms Skinner said that the tutors were Australian educated and had passed the same government background checks as school teachers. The program is easy to use with students able to access the website through the Latrobe City library website.

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Immigration Park/Kernot Lake: Old Princes Hwy between Mid Valley and McDonalds. Playground, walking track around the lake, fishing and Gippsland Immigration Wall of Recognition. Latrobe Regional Gallery: 138 Commercial Rd Weekdays 10am-5pm, weekends 11am-4pm Community Playground: Town Common, Elgin St Large adventure playground Skate Park: Hannah St, next to the BMX track Morwell Ten Pin Bowling: Chickerell Street Indoor Go Karts: 172 Princes Hwy Weekdays midday-10pm, weekends 10am-10pm Mid Valley Cinema: Mid Valley Shopping Centre Eight cinemas and a games arcade Latrobe Leisure: McDonald St Indoor pool, gymnasium and courts Morwell Library: Elgin St Weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 9am-midday. The Fun Shack: Princes Drive (behind McDonalds) PowerWorks: Ridge Rd Guided mine and power station tours. Contact 5135 3415 for tour times.

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LATROBE Regional Gallery in Morwell is holding art classes for kids aged three to six these school holidays. There are two sessions running on April 12, the first from 11am to midday and the second from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Both classes look at characters and drawings in storytelling. Participants will then create a unique “pen pal” or “book buddy”, using pens, air-dry clay and mixed media. All materials are supplied on the day and the children must be accompanied by an adult during the session. The cost is $7.50 per session or $13 for both. Contact Nicole Brinley at Latrobe Regional Gallery on 5128 5708 or

Country market LATROBE country market is on every Sunday from 8.30am to 1.30pm on Latrobe Rd in Morwell. Stalls include crafts, plants, bric-a-brac, cut-price groceries and more. Contact 0407 532 957.

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NEWS BRIEFS Strzelecki Stringbusters ON the last Wednesday of every month, the Strzelecki Stringbusters perform at the Yinnar Hotel. The next show will be on Wednesday, April 27, with special guest bluegrass legend Mike Compton joining the Stringbusters all the way from the United States. Advance booking is essential; entry costs $10.

Demons history BOOLARRA Football Netball Club is seeking information about its netballing past to add to its records. If you have documents or information – anything to do with netball officials, coaching staff, award winners, premierships and any other notable incidents – please forward to Jackie McGlade, netball secretary, at, or phone 5169 6507.

Major expansion at Monash halls AFTER successfully receiving additional funding from the Federal Government late last year, Monash University’s new halls of residence complex is well under way. The construction is currently ahead of schedule and is expected to be completed in May, perfect for students to move in for second semester. Monash University’s pro vicechancellor Professor Helen Bartlett said the new building was a step towards expanding the university. “Currently over 2,200 students study at Monash University Gippsland, and we expect this to reach 3,000 by 2015, and around 4,500 by 2020. “This will place increasing demands on our student accommodation, with 363 beds currently available. Our plan is to increase to 600 beds by 2015, and the current halls of residence project is the first step in that process,” she said. The addition of the halls of residence will add 50 new beds, 20 of which will be kept aside for short stay and emergency accommodation, bringing the total number of beds to 393. The building is an upgrade from the existing residences, with technology

▪ Artist’s impression of the halls. and environmental sustainability a major focus. Each bedroom will have fibre cable providing access to the university’s high speed intranet, as well as VOIP telephone handsets and TV streaming. Prof Bartlett added: “Churchill –

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and the Latrobe Valley – is uniquely positioned as a community with enormous potential to expand, particularly through the growth of tertiary education. “The growth in enrolment numbers shows that students are

increasingly recognising the many benefits of living and studying in the Latrobe Valley, and demonstrates the potential education presents in attracting new students, industry and investment to the region.”

Past players making a comeback Extra police ‘step towards 24hr station’

A GROUP of Churchill past players are rejuvenating the Churchill Football Netball Club (CFNC) past players and officials’ association. First formed in 1986, the CFNC past players and officials association ran a number of reunions and fundraising events to support the club, and provided a key part in rebuilding the club’s history following the clubroom fires several years ago, in which most of the clubs memorabilia and history were lost. After a period of inactivity, a group of explayers, both footballers and netballers, are working to rebuild the association. The association has set the NGFNL’s heritage weekend – round eight, on Saturday, May 28, as its official comeback.


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There will be a day night event, commencing at half time of the seniors match against Heyfield, followed by a post match function at 7pm in the club’s function room. Over 150 past players are set to attend the event, rekindling old friendships and tall tales of goals scored. The association needs your support in order to resurrect itself. If you are a past player, or know someone who is, the association is looking for photos, records, medals, flags and any other club memorabilia. If you have any memorabilia, or want to get involved, please contact Kevin ‘Pedro’ Neille at or on 0407 803 885, or Mark Answerth on 0439 750 088.

MORWELL MLA Russell Northe says the allocation of 16 more police officers for the Latrobe Valley is a good first step towards the introduction of a 24-hour police station for Churchill. The officers have been allocated to the Latrobe Valley to tackle violent crime and antisocial behaviour. Mr Northe said part-time staffing of the Churchill station put stress on police resources throughout the Valley. “It (Churchill) is manned on a part-time basis and that creates massive headaches. For example, if Churchill is unmanned, police resources are being distributed from either Moe, Morwell or Traralgon and that leaves

those towns vulnerable,” he said. The State Government committed to funding a 24-hour police station at Churchill at the last election. Mr Northe said no concrete plans had yet been put in place, but there was widespread recognition of the need for further staffing and also a review of the location of the existing station. “Sixteen for Latrobe…is a very positive step in the right direction but it’s recognised that over time…more would be allocated to Latrobe,” he said. The new officers are expected to be on the ground by June 30.

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Bank raises $116k for community THE Trafalgar and district branch of Bendigo Bank donated over $116,000 to local community groups in its first grants distribution evening last week. Over 50 people attended the

event from the bank’s branches, and chairman Mick Bourke said: “Since our community bank branch first started supporting community projects and events, we have gifted almost $180,000 in sponsorship,


$112,000 in grants outside of this program, and now, another $116,000. “This means that we have contributed more than $400,000 to local community groups - $400,000

that our communities would not have received if not for our community bank branch. “The substantial intangible benefits that have flowed from these contributions are priceless.”

NEWS BRIEFS Country music OLD Gippstown will host the inaugural Gippsland country music awards on Saturday, April 9. Karl Mohr is the organiser of the event and told The Voice: “There is a lot of music dominated by stars. We want to showcase talent that exists in Gippsland, from all over Gippsland. We are also having a hall of fame induction, for those local artists who have been in the industry for a long time.” The festivities begin at 11am and will finish at approximately 7pm. MC for the evening is Denise Drysdale. Cost is $15, $10 concession, $5 children. Competition categories are: Male and Female vocal ($1000 in prize money), junior vocal 16 and under ($500) and best country songwriter ($500).

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▪ Trafalgar and district Bendigo Bank representatives present more than $116,000 to community groups.

Goodbye Facebook, hello original art HAS anyone noticed that our young people have been abducted by Facebook and mobile phones? What happened to the kids who used to love drawing, or would spend hours painting and playing with craft and making really bad music with whatever they could find? Well some of the Trafalgar community want to bring back the creative and musical in their beloved kids. Anglican minister and Trafalgar resident Sue Jacka is one of the driving forces behind “get creative”, an after-school project for youth aged 12 to 25 years. The idea of a project involving art and music for young people was widely supported at a recent forum attended by

300 people, which then became a more focused gathering of 40. “There are a lot of sports in the area for youth but nothing available for art and creativity,” Ms Jacka said. The plan is to have three musical pieces composed and three corporate canvases by the exhibition date, which is May 28 and 29. Mentors will work with the young people. Ms Jacka is hoping to get the project off the ground in May and that it will develop a “greater sense of community, across age networks”. Anyone interested in becoming a mentor and getting involved can contact Ms Jacka on 5633 1021.

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THE Combined Pensioners Association Moe branch and the Moe Senior Citizens Club runs a variety of activities, including soup and sandwich lunches, bingo, tap dancing and indoor bowling. Both clubs welcome new members and are currently seeking donations of Easter eggs for fundraisers for future activities. Both clubs meet at the Senior Citizens Centre, 45 Langford St, Moe. Enquiries: 5135 8460 on a Monday, Friday or Saturday.

Holiday fun How to keep kids entertained these holidays…and stay sane! Old Gippstown Heritage Park: Princes Hwy Historical Pioneer Village. Experience authentic buildings with traditional period furnishings. There are tours to take part in and activities. Apex Park: Waterloo Road Electric BBQ and fenced playground. Skate Park: George St Social skating Stadium 34: 34 Bell Street Inline skating and hockey, indoor soccer, cricket and netball. Team handball and birthday parties. Latrobe Leisure Moe/Newborough: Old Sale Road Indoor pool and courts.

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CHEF Danielle Church of Cafe Qu Bah at Midvalley Shopping Centre, Morwell, chose this dish because it is simple, healthy and full of flavours that compliment each other. “It’s quick and easy for people to do at home,” she said. The recipe is good enough to go on the Cafe Qu Bah menu, but why not have a go yourself and see how your version compares.

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1 piece of Atlantic Salmon (220g) 100ml balsamic vinegar 30g caster sugar Pinch of chilli flakes 3g fresh grated ginger 6 truss cherry tomatoes 2 chat potatoes, quartered 3 pieces broccolini

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Choose yourself a really pertinent and challenging dance partner. You don’t want one that doesn’t challenge you. It’s as you come out of your comfort zone that you get a sense of what is really ticking inside. Be vulnerable to feeling your destiny pulsing within. GeMINI

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It’s going to take time to get a full handle on the creative challenge at hand. The first time round you perceived too cursorily – and slightly missed the point. Being quick and impulsive didn’t quite do the trick this time. A second look will bring understanding. cANcer

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The journey to and through the no-moon is an ending and a beginning. The ending will be plaintive and heart-felt – and the beginning will be powerful and real. When you are in the ending bit, remember well the new day that is out the other side. Leo

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Life has caught you in a well executed planetary pincer movement. You are going to have to stop, take a deep breath and see what it is that you need to learn. The brakes are being applied to places where you aren’t being entirely real. Cop the insight and rejuvenate. VIrGo

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The reason communication isn’t going as planned is that you are trying to articulate something that isn’t fully developed. There’s some more cooking to do. The cake isn’t firm, sweet and smelling as good as it might. Watch that your knee doesn’t jerk.


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IF you fancy the whiff of leather and horse sweat, the Gippsland Campdrafting Association is hosting its 2011 championships at the Sale Polocrosse Grounds this Saturday, April 9, from 8am to 5pm. Campdrafting is described by the association as a “true Aussie sport” that began in the cattle camps of the outback when riders were required to select a beast from the mob. This spectacular sport requires a combined effort between horse and rider and, even if you’re not the horsey type, you’ll still appreciate the teamwork that’s required to single out the resentful beast. Entry is free; refreshments available. Giddy-up!

Raging against obstacles that are bigger than you are isn’t going to move them. Change is in the air but it’s of a whole different order. The freedom that you imagined, is going to be none other than you forging your own path.




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1. Place the balsamic vinegar, caster sugar, chilli and ginger in a pan and simmer for five minutes then set aside to cool. 2. Once cooled, place Atlantic salmon fillet in the mixture and set aside to marinate for a couple of hours or, for a better result, overnight. 3. Quarter the chat potatoes and put in a roasting dish with olive oil, salt and pepper for about an hour until golden brown. 4. Put the marinated salmon on a baking tray along with the cherry tomatoes and broccolini and drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 5. Cook in a 220 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes. Allow salmon to rest before serving.


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Life certainly seems to be coming at you in a most confronting way. Though there are messages in your inbox that are hard to palette, they have an appropriate degree of home truth in them to make them worth a listen. Be ready for transformation. scorpIo

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You aren’t going to have all that much time for displays of ego this week – yours or anybody else’s. Neither pushiness nor equivocation will get your tick of approval. If your sensitivity, depth and kindness isn’t noticed, then there will be consequences. sAGITTArIUs (Nov 22–Dec 21)

Love that opens up your sense of the road ahead makes your heart skip a beat. Love that makes you feel confined makes you skip another kind of beat. Given freedom, your compassion surfaces. Given closed doors, you kick like a goat. cAprIcorN

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Life gives you a little glimpse of what it will be like to be without that unfulfilled ache that has been travelling with you for years. It’s just a taste, but it’s a very good taste. It helps you to crystallise your plans and to grow more solid in your sense of direction. pIsces

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Love and longing are healing. Past history is feeding into a creative future. Though life is intrinsically tender, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t capable of taking yourself on an emotional roller-coaster ride. Find the stillness at the centre of all motion.

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Fat loss: the tough first two weeks ALTHOUGH weight loss is the more common term in popular marketing, trainers prefer the term “fat loss”. It sounds a bit nastier, but this is the preferred term to keep you focused on the real goal. Weight can fluctuate up and down a few kilograms depending on your level of hydration, and the first with Sam Fenton goal of an exercise program would be to get you drinking more water. Improving hydration will instantly make you fitter, stronger, increase your ability to concentrate and lift your energy levels. Sounds pretty good. Now, if you have just started fitness for weight loss – in your first two weeks you may find that either: a) Your weight hasn’t changed, which may mean you have lost some body fat but increased your hydration; or b) You have gained weight, which may still mean you have lost some body • Fitness Guru with Sam Fenton, strength and fat but have increased your water levels by more weight than you have lost. conditioning coach.

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YOU may have heard word that many of the bulbs that are being sold by nurseries and the like are actually renewed or recycled bulbs. In the world of plants it is quite common for the old to become new again. Many recycled bulbs are being made available again; most of these are very hardy and will continue to flower for years to come. Some of the great bulbs that are making a comeback this season are Alstroemeria, commonly known as the lily of the Incas or New Zealand

Christmas bells and the Amaryllis belladonna (belladonna lily), best known as the naked lady, due to its tall pink or white flowers which appear on a bare stem. Another plant that has seen resurgence over the past few years is the Clivia miniata, or kaffir lily. In many an older garden you would see these large tufted clumps growing in shaded areas with a faded orange flower. Recent releases have seen the flowers become more vivid in colour, with bright to burnt orange flowers as well as the clear yellow flowers. Kniphofia uvaria, or red-hot poker is also making a comeback, with new varieties producing larger flowers and stronger colours than ever before. Keep an eye out for even more great recycled bulbs, they will grow in the toughest conditions and will put on a lovely show every year without too much work! Happy gardening.

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Q. I was walking around a friend’s garden and was stunned to see a large red stalked flower with what looked like spokes on a wheel at the top, that looked plastic. What is this flower?

▪ Belladonna lily.

For these reasons, many who are purely motivated by what they see on the scales will give up a fitness regime in the first two weeks. Toward the end of this very delicate stage, however, you will begin to notice that the discomfort of exercise is easing off, you are feeling a bit more energetic and you are doing more than you were able to two weeks ago. So if the scales don’t meet your expectations, don’t give up. Next is to open up the can of worms that is food and psychology. Adjusting your diet often goes with a fitness regime. Going on a diet is scary territory – often leading to feelings of loss, frustration (especially if the scales are unkind), binge eating and starting again next Monday. Next week we will talk about food for fat loss. Questions: If you have any questions for Sam about fitness and conditioning, please forward to cherry.prior@lvvoice.

▪ Candelabra flower. A. Based on your description, the plant you saw is most likely a Brunsvigia josephinae or candelabra flower. This is one of those plants that has become new again. Originally from South Africa, they are a very large bulb, almost as large as a rock melon and take up to four years to flower. Given their striking appearance it is certainly worth the wait. Gardening questions for the horticulture team at GippsTAFE can be forwarded to cherry.prior@lvvoice.

April 06 2011


All over the shop

By Cherry Prior

Greed, greed, greedy I AM told to write with humour about anything related to shopping, but on this occasion (usually I am the epitome of obedience) I am flouting the directives. Yes, this week I get serious. I am blaming Mark Latham. The former Labor leader cum journalist cropped up in the media last week and, in his usual style, verbally flogged all those having a whinge about rising costs – of petrol, power, homes, cars. “The number one political issue is the cost of living pressures. That’s just code for greed,” he is reported to have said. Well, I quite agree Mark Latham. If we all didn’t want the 25+-square house, the two-car garage, the heated swimming pool, the shiny new car, the iPhone4, the dyed hair and the double-shot decaf soy latte delivered from the home espresso machine, then there’d be no problem – we’d have plenty of money. If we all lived in shoeboxes, ate what we grew, used candles for lighting and woollen jumpers for heating and salt for toothpaste like my Dad did in the “good old days”, avoided all forms of entertainment, went a little hungry and walked or rode our bikes the 30km required to get to work, the cost of living would drop right off. In fact, would we even need to work? Our lives would be so much more meaningful if we put all that “lifestyle” rubbish – like having a swell home and taking a family holiday – to one side and just got down to good old-fashioned grind. You are my new hero, Mark Latham, you say it how it is, and forthrightness – though it does have propensity to get us all into trouble – is something I greatly admire. You, Mark Latham, have inspired me, I will follow your example and say exactly what I think: Young singles, mums, dads, kids, couples, oldies – how dare you want a better life. How dare you dream of comfort and cleanliness and shiny surfaces? You are all just greedy, greedy, greedy! Style notes: Cherry wears the latest Zimmerman faux-fur jacket and Carla Zampatti three quarter bell-bottoms. Spectacles by Dolce & Gabbana. Make-up by Giorgio Armani.

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Morwell Antiques. Tarwin St Morwell. Ph 0427766086 Mon, Wed-Fri 11-4. Coca-Cola, Dolls, Various ornaments. Mix of memorabilia

Royal Flair series 2. 16’9”. Single axle, single beds, 3 way fridge, microwave, gas hotplates, exc cond with extras $21500 neg. Ph 51261757

Towbar to suit Commodore Station Wagon from VN to VS $25. Ph 51222201 or 51221576

Bosch Circular Saw 184ml. Exc cond. Hardly used. $50. Ph 51221588 or 0432056051

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Holiday units Lakes Entrance. Good clean units, sleep up to 6 people, self contained, solar heated pool, small complex, onsite caretakers. Cheap rates. Walk to all amenities. Ph 51552735 3bdm house in Moe. Double carport. Secured backyard. Renovated bathroom. $160pw Ph 56251033 Kimberley

Antique Kauri Pine Wardrobe, drawer under. Bevelled mirror. Moved home and no space. Photos available. $500 Ph 5176 6554


Holden Commodore 1995 model. STK526. Auto. New windscreen and tyres. RW June 2010. VGC $3500 ono 03 5126 2768 Holden Jackaroo 1997. XBN005. Manual 238,000ks 7 seats, rego CD/MP3 plus more. $5600. Phone 0447795718 or 51346561

Guess who’s turning 50 on Sunday April 10? RUSSELL CURTIS!!!! We hope you have a great day. Love always, Bernadette, Jamie, Samantha & Shaun.

Caravan cover suit 16ft van with Zips. $70 VGC 51223959 Van storage wheels, level riders, self coupling accessories $260 ONO Ph 51743955

Trailer 5 x 7 Encloed box. Lockable. Great for camping or markets. $550 ono. Ph 0416012277

carparts EF & EL Ford - wrecking sale. Parts cheap. Ph 0407046563


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carers wanted

3m Fibreglass and a 5hp mariner motor. Both in VGC $1500 Ph 0402743955

5 spoke US racing mag wheels. 14”x7” Ford/Chrysler stud pattern. Ideal for Ford Mustang. Genuine 1969 rims $400 ono Ph 51745061

Carers wanted to look after a young female quadriplegic. Students studying nursing, Cert 4 in disability would be an advantage but not essential. Please email: carers_wanted@

Allycraft 3.85MTS 25HP, Tohatsu fish finder, all safety gear, covers, canopy. $5500 Ph 51750624 Stacer 3.7m Riverra, 10hp Johnson, trailer radio floatation tube registered VGC $2000. Ph 0428462661

Alloy bullbar, side light. Suit GQ Patrol. Good cond $200 Ph 51271228 or 0427271228 Bullbar for a Nissan Patrol $60. Photos available. Ph 0419114489 Lakes Entrance

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY COUNTRY WIDE BEDDING & SOFAS PTY LTD Are you looking to change your employment? Then Country Wide Bedding & Sofas Pty Ltd has an opportunity to secure your own future and income. We are looking for people with drive and energy to operate an owner-manager store in the CBD of Traralgon or Sale. Country Wide Bedding & Sofas Pty Ltd specialise in bedding an sofas and includes associated products such as bedroom suites, mattresses an bases, bedheads, bedside tables, pillows while we pride ourselves by using Australian made products. You will receive product training prior to your shop opening to better understand the requirements of people’s needs in their sleeping comfort. This is a unique opportunity for people wanting to be successful. Minimal capital required. This is not a franchise, red tape, no hidden fees. Normal 5 ½ day trading. No evenings or Sundays. Genuine parties please forward your interest by email to or ring Karl 0439 770 082.


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2003 17’ 6” Viscount pop-top awning/annex, double bed with innerspring mattress, radio/cd, fridge, microwave, dual gas bottles. Little use. Good cond. $18,500 Ph 0407509343

Bullbar genuine steel to suit Toyota Hilux ‘04 - ‘07 $350 ONO Ph 0400458822

Coromal Excel 542 2007 17’8” Poptop, used once.Tandem front kitchen, central lounge/ dining. 2 single beds, awning, annex, A/C, loads of extras $35,500. Ph 03 51344876 or 0407511115

Cargo Barrier to suit AU ford $50 Ph 5192 4455 Toongabbie

Grant Tourer Pop-top caravan 17’9”. TV/DVD, aircon, radio/CD, hotplates/oven, microwave, dual batteries, dual gas bottles, mains water connection. Garaged since new. $28000 Ph 51272618 On site caravan and aluminium annex 25ft $17000. Lakes Entrance location. Close to all facilites. Fully furn incl bathroom and new HW service. Ph 0418512008 On site caravan. Two rooms and annex. 9ft x 9ft garden shed. Fully furnished, air con. Port Welshpool across from jetty. $12000 ONO. Ph 0431950246

Cargo Barrier to uit AU ford $50 Ph 5192 4455 Toongabbie

Dog boxes. Plenty storage fits hilux or landcruiser. $250 Ph 0400458822 Midford Cargo Barrier to suit 1995 VS Commodore or similar. VGC $50. Tow bar kit to suit VR/VS Commodore sedan $25. Ph 0400 099 253

email us your FREE classifed : au Nissan Navara STR lockable hard top lid. Very good condition. Roll bar and all pieces included. $800 ono. Call Brad 0407508429 Nudge bar to suit Mazda or Ford vehicles $60. Photos available. Lakes Entrance Ph 0419114489

cars 1989 Daihatsu Rockey Wagon 4 x 4 Diesel Turbo. Grey/blue. Sun roof. Good clean order. TRN322 $3000 Ph 51924277 1991 Mitsubishi Magna TR Executive Sedan gold colour. Dual fuel, manual, would suit parts/wrecking $350 no rego ph 0428 661 277 1991 Pajero 7 seater. Turbo diesel. EQJ340 317000 kms. Good cond bull bar, driving lights, 7 months reg. Ph 0400843891 1995 Suzuki Swift Cino. 79,000kms, new muffle, RWC last week - new tyres and windscreen. Suit learner driver. Ph 0451978955. $4000 1996 VS Commodore. P/S, A/C ABS, CD Player. No rego. No RWC. Must sell. $1100 ONO. Ph 0434028286 1999 LWB HiAce van. Petrol Auto. 327000ks PXP899. Very clean, reliable vehicle. $6000. Ph 0418512008 2002 Holden Cruze Wagon 118,000kms 5 sp manual, aircon, power steering, elec windows, roof racks, metalic silver. Exc cond. XIK054 $7000 neg Ph 0400383749 2004 Mazda 6 Luxury sedan fully optioned incl leather seats. Silver colour TET490. 101,000kms in exc cond. $15,500. Equiries please phone 0408 488 272 95 Landrover Discovery. No RWC, no Reg, not working. Needs transfer case. plus 4 tyres on rims and 4 brand new tyres $1500. Ph 0414236005 Daihatsu Sirion 5 door. SDO802.5 Speed manual, air con, power steering, electric windows, cruise control, Pioneer 6 stacker, Feb rego, 176,000km. $3990 Ph 0419512238 Ford 1987 XF 5sp manual windowless panel car, burgundy. Mags, lowered, extractors, big exhaust, tinted windows, dual fuel, towbar QXP374. $3000 ono no RWC 0432 912 987 Ford BA XR6 MKII 2004. 96000kms Mercury silver, Premium sound WHB484. $14000 Ph 0412609271 Ford XG Ute 1993. Dual fuel column auto. 3 seater. P/S, A/C, 8 months rego. No RWC RYH999. $1800 Ph 0422393004

Holden VT Commodore 1998. 12 months rego, new tyres, RWC, excellent condition OVZ093. $6800 ONO Ph 51261842 after 6pm Landcruiser 200 V8 Turbo Diesel GXL, 67000ks, bullbar, lights, snorkel, twin rear wheels and carrier, etc, etc. Drives like new, any test. WLE876. Ph Peter 0431940171 Mazda 323 Astina 97 Sedan, manual, white, 209000kms OLM094 16” new mag wheels, sunroof, sporty style, VGC RWC $5500 ONO 0412648235 Nissan Pulsar 2004 model. YEH682. Manual transmission. Air con. 95000kms. new windscreen & tyres. RW supplied exc cond. $8000 ono 03 5126 2768 Nissan Urvan poptop 1985. 5 speed diesel, 3 way fridge, stove, sink, towbar, reversing camera, RW Reg SWH489. Many extras. VGC $6900 Ph 51748918 Traralgon Toyota Camry 1987 DCA976. P/S, A/C, central locking, all new tyres, clutch and battery. Tinted windows and tow bar. Sell as is $1300 0424248862 Toyota Camry 1991 AC, PS, towbar, runs excellent, body fair to good, minor rust bubbles, as is, no Reg/RWC eng 3S8143017 $550 Ph 0407856465 Toyota MR2 Targa 1990 QEO461. 2.0L Turbo manual, all original, red duco, leather interior, climate control, cruise control. August rego. Genuine 131,000km. $7900. Ph 0419512238 Toyota Starlet 1997. 2 door manual, air cond. One owner, suit first car buyer. Exc cond. 54000kms OLL031. $5999 Ph 51273374 or 0418100383 VSI Toyota Lexen Sedan 1995. Auto, green 298144 kms. $1500 as is. No rego or RWC. VIN 6H8T4K19HTT871706. Ph 0417560734

dressmaking MARIANNE’S DRESSMAKING, ALTERATIONS & REPAIR Hems, zips, resizing, mending, furnishings, made to measure “if it involves sewing, I’ll do it”. Shop 7, Central Arcade, 1618 Church St Morwel (behind Hair Talk)

equestrian Wintec Pro Stock Saddle CS Cair Panel and easy change gullet. Currently has blue gullet. Mounted. Size medum, black. Exc cond. $800 Ph 0438 261 540

farming equipment Grey Fergie PTO unit Belt Pulley $100 Ph 51274955 Tractor - Red Fergie $3000 Ph 51671997

for sale 2 x 2.5 HP 2 speed spa pumps with control boxes to suit. Never been used. Also corner bath with light only. Lots of other spa equipment. Ph 0402665485 2 examination couches & two surgical trolleys. Almost new. Good for Medical, Physio, Massage and Beauticians practices. $80 each. Ph 0417350279 2 seater couch. Blue in fabric. $50. Ph 0419114489 Lakes Entrance 2 x single beds and mattresses - fantastic furniture Oakley beds. As new including mattresses. $160 ea or $300 for both. Ph 51740021 3 x Century Plants $10 ea. Requires removal from garden. 0449 959 004 30” NEC LCD Television and set top box with pvr. In very good cond. $135. Ph 51744489 5 burner BBQ. Hooded, side and lower shelves, gas tank, fittings. VG cond. $250 Ph 51262040 5 Internal doors with handles $10 each 0437435058 5hp B&S motor mulch/chipper with 2 different size grates. Exc Cond $500. Lakes Entrance, Ph Amber 0419114489 63 Stargate SG1 dvds. Full set and magazines. Never watched. Paid over $1200. Sell for $150 Ph 51337611 Ab King Pro abdominal exercise bench. Exc cond. Comes with instruction booklet and DVD $30 pick up from Churchill. Ph 0438380518 Ab-doer exercise machine, like new with video instructions $35. Ph 5126 2040 Alpaca wool. Straight from animals this year. 20kg+ P.O.A Brown, white and black available. Ph 0434 521 317 Aluminium window 2.70m high x 3.40m long $100 Ph 51221666 Analogue 34cm TV/DVD Combo plus set-top box in perfect condition $60. 007 Collectors edition (20 dvds) $100. White book/dvd shelf 170cm x 70cm $30 Morwell 51336695 Antique blacksmith anville. Med size. $310. Post/leg vice $110. Dingo trap $125 ono. All VGC Ph 51745061 Antique day bed and boudoir chair. Ready for use but needs upholstering. Deep red colour, solid build, good frame. Bonus footstools included. $350 Ph 0417 015 604 Antique dining chairs. Set of 6 genuine Edwardian Chairs. Floral pattern cushions, walnut stain, last valuation $2150 sell $750 neg Ph 51276606 Moe

Antique Pine Dresser. Beautiful cottagey piece of furniture. 3 cupboards under three drawers and hutch. Photos available. $800 Ph 5176 6554 Antique Singer sewing machine: UK model in green case. $125 ono 5126 2040 Antique Tudor Oak hand carved and tapestry chair. Removable seat cushion. Beautiful condition $350 Ph 51276606 Moe Antique wooden chairs. Need a little work, 6 in total. $20 ea Ph 5192 4455 Toongabbie Apollo Ventoux Road Race Bike, large frame, Shimano Sora Flight deck and derailleurs, Shimano pedals, Carbon Composite fork, San Marco Seat. Exc cond. $800 Ph Rob 0427700823 Apple Mac Pro Quad Core 2007 model. 20GB memory $2500 Ph 0407082098 Argon Huffy Dual Linx mountain bike. VG condition 12 gear. $70. Ph 5133 6218 Ariens Garden rotary hoe/tiller 4HP motor. Exc cond $800 Ph 51745061 Baby bassinet. Exc cond, cream colour, used 3 months. Lockable wheels, vibrator and music attachment, adjustable canopy. Mattress, matching fitted sheet and coverlet. Folds flat. $100 Ph 51745141 Baby bath on stand $20. Bouncer with music and vibration $40. Baby sling brand new, never used $20. All in exc cond Ph 0415877874 Baby pram $50. Capsule $40. Bath $5 ONO Ph 0488481059 Babylove porta cot, includes clip on changetable, bassinette, mosquito net. Exc cond $50 Ph 51278763 Baltic pine cot. Exc cond with new mattress $150. Ph 51749389 Bar stools x 2, bean bags x 2. Hardly used $10 ea. Maternity clothing approx 25 items size 12/14 good cond. $50 the lot. Ph 0401249726 Barbecue Gasmate. Stainless steel, 2 burner, cupboards underneath. As new $150 Ph 51273374 Bean Bag brand new - adult size. New beans. Never used. 1/2 price $25. Ph 51341429 Bertint Pram $150. High chair $30. Changetable-bath combo $60. Cot & mattress $100. Baby clothing boys and girls $50 the lot size 000-1. Ph 0403332503 Black Click Clak style sofa bed, leather look, exc cond as new. Paid $499 sell $250. Ph 5176 6554 Black imitation chair. $100. Phone 0450261373

Car covers. One large and one s/med. Exc cond $15each Ph 51221588 or 0432056051 Car seats x 2. Older style Safe ‘n Sound car seat for children 6 months to 4 years. $20 each. Ph 51761649 Catamaran 12ft needs some minor repairs, comes with sails masts etc. Trailer ex race boat $500 ono Ph 0447698580 Changetable/bath combo $20 Ph 0448595433 Chest freezer. Good condition 150 litres $75. Ph 0437699934 Coffee table. Very modern. Black 2 Pak and glass, one drawer, shelf under. Twelve months old and used for display only. Paid $299 Sell $100. Ph 5176 6554 after hours Collection of Carlton Ware. Various dishes, jugs and plates. Ph 51765551 Cot and mattress. Exc cond. $40. Ph 51348332 Cot mattress, Babyco brand. Includes 1 flannelette and 2 cotton sheet sets and a woolly mattress cover. Exc cond $50 Ph 51278763 Couch, blue, 2.5 seater. $50 Ph 5192 4455 Cubby house wooden with colour bond roof and veranda.1.8 x 2.7m $340 Ph 51761649

email us your FREE classifed : au Deb dress size 16. Medievil style. Corset detail on front, flared schiffon leeves. May need a clean but great cond. $80 ono. Ph 0410177307 Deb dress, white, size 14. Can be worn as a holter or over the shoulder or around your arms. $300 ONO. Ph 51261842 after 6pm Debutante dress, size 16. Vintage style, white lining, ivory chiffon overlay, handsewn faux pearl beading. Worn once. Exc cond. $300 Traralgon 0400613018 Desk with hutch light colour timber veneer. Will suit as study or computer desk. Good cond. $60 ono. Ph 51761109 Dining setting 7 piece, colonial style, good condition. $70 Phone 0412648235 Dining table, 5 chairs, glass inserts in table top only $50. Ph 0407748786 Dirtbike gear. Fox helmet, gloves, knee pads, elbow pads and riding boots. Alpine Star body armour. Shift riding pants. Fit small adult - more suited for a teenager. $450 ono Ph 0418431391

Blackwood Bowbacked “Wheel chair” Painted white $75. Ph 51276606 Moe

Dishwasher - stainless steel Haier. Hardly used. Exc cond 12 place setting. $200. Ph 51330045

Book case, pine wood, 1200h x 1260w. Three shelves $30. Ph 51261842 after 6pm

Diving suit 2 piece. Size 5. Exc cond. $120. Morwell Ph 51343007 or 0428343007

Booster seat. Safe ‘n Sound for children over 4 years (i.e. no harness) $20 Ph 51761649

Dog kennels. 1 x small $50. 1 x Large $100. Plastic, both in ex cond. Ph 0427992438


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Dux Forte Electric Hot Water Service 400ltr. only 2 years use. In exc cond, genuine reason for sale $500 Ph 0428 661 277

Kaiser Baas TV stick. Watch High definition TV on your computer. Package opened however never used. Unwanted gift. $20 Ph 0422517890

Old newspapers 1945/1946 World War 2 Headlines, make an offer. Washing Machine Simpson 6kg VGC $300 Ph 0403165221

Ryobi Electric Hammer Drill incl case and drills $50 Ph 51221588 or 0432056051

Retired or semi retired carpenter for casual jobs around the home. Churchill area Ph 0437435058

Electric bike. Cruiser Nomad. Exc cond. New batteries $500 Ph 5174 7814

Kambrook Multi-function toaster oven. As new. $40 Ph 51274011

Omega Air conditioner on stand. Brand new - used once $500 Ph 51749389

Kauri Pine Duchess chest. Ext Dim L 97 D 58 H 47. Purchased Goldfields Antiques $750 sell $300 Ph 51276606 Moe

Pentium 3 Computer. Upgraded with many top options, Fbed scanner/4port ADSL2, lots software with disks, CD’s and manuals $375 Ph 51262040

Samsung slide mobile phone with QWERTY keyboard, camera. Able to connect to web, user manual and charger. Locked to Optus newtwork. Aqua colour and hardly been used. $90 ono Ph 0407994037

Two seater lounge. 2 recliner chairs. Extension table 6 chairs. Floral pattern, lovely. VGC. Matching set. $800 complete set. Deceased estate. Proceeds cancer research. Ph 51762084 AM only Two sets of 8 blade louvre frames complete with 40mm (29 inch) glass $25 each. Ph 51271635 Vulcan wall furnace. Natural gas heater. Cream in colour. VGC. $100 Ph 0429326647

Horse agistment available. Surrounded by beautiful riding trails, native bush and creeks. Includes all feed and supervision. Farrier and dentist visits organised. $25 p/w Ph 0438337211

Free to good home 12month old male wolfhound “Naboo”. Needs more attention and exercise. Ph 51750909 Free to good home 5 mth old male kitten. Very loving & playful. Great with kids, regretable parting. Ph 0432059178

Electric motor 240 volt 1HP 2850rpm. Australian made $150. Ph 51745061 Electric spray unit for atv/ quad bike. 57 litre with electric pump and 4 meters of hose. $799 brand new sell for $300 0447698580 Electric wipper snipper $10 Ph 0437435058 Electrolux Lux Royale powerhead nozzle. As new $10. Ph 0488308970 Engagement ring, very pretty. Central Diamond with a baguette diamond on each side. Valued at $1500. Sell for $450. PH 0415877874 Extendable dining table with six upholstered high back chairs. Exc cond. Light oak colour. $400 Contact Alice 51261421 Family size canvas tent, 2 rooms and veranda VGC $50. Ph 56332953 or 0427352370 Family size tent, hardly used. DMC brand. Australian made, no further use, exc cond. $80 Ph 5192 4455 Toongabbie Floor tiles. 12sq meters. Brand new still in boxes. $120 the lot. Morwell Ph 51343007 or 0428343007 Folding electric bike “Easybike”. Bought in November 2010. Genuine reason for sale. Paid $1830 sell for $1600. Ph 51741029 or 0429619618 For sale and removal Large shed 21’ x 19’. Mantel piece, 2 fire places. Ph 51765551 Futon - near new seating cushion. Exc condition. $45. Ph 51337710 Futon fold out sofa. Metal frame. GC $60. Ph 0427696640 Games table - billiards, air hockey, soccer. 1.22 long x 670 wide $100 Ph 51221666 Garage roller doors. Various sizes, colours and prices. Plus 2 tilt-a-doors. Ph 0402743955 H2O steam mop for carpets and lino. VGC $50 Queen size foam mattress. Exc condition $80. 0437 435 058 High Chair, padded. Good cond. $25 Ph 0448595433 High country Franklin extended tent. 6-8 persons. Never used. Cost $329 will sell for $170. Ph 0409424349 Home gym - Proteus as new condition. $400 ono Ph 0422163319 Home gym in exc cond. Moved house and no space for this. $120. Ph 5176 6554 after hours HP Flat screen computer monitor 19” small scratch bottom of screen $60. Upholstery material dark blue with leaf pattern 14 mtrs $50. ph 5174 5447 aftrer 5pm Jason recliner rockers x 2. Brown tweed upholstery. Good condition $50 each. Ph 5175 0464 Jolly Jumper good cond. $15 Ph 0448595433

Kitchen table & 8 chairs $40. Chest freezer $50. Crystal cabinet $40. Desk $15. Sewing table $10. Ph 51222466 Kitchen/dining setting. Cane frame with large round glass top. Table and 4 matching rattan backed chairs. Exc cond. $120 ono. Ph 51273119 Large timber extender table 1800mm x 900mm extends to 2300mm. $100 ONO Ph 51356475 Large wall unit. All wood. Exc cond. $100 ONO. New Futon cost $200 sell for $100 ONO 51344092

Piano - Lovely old piano Wilhelm Haller - Berlin. Walnut wood - lovely piece of furniture. May need a tune VGC $350 ONO 0413146387 Pine television unit. $100 Ph 0450261373 Pool table 9 x 41/2 with accessories. $800. Ph 0438761773 Pool table, slate, 100cm x 183cm. Includes full set of small balls and triangle. Two cues, felt in GC. $180 Newborough 0432912987

Leap Frog Zippity Disney Cars Game. New, RRP $35, sell for $10. Ph 0418171321

Pool table. 6 x 4 feet. Cues and balls included. Only in fair condition. $50 ono. Ph 51761109

Lift bed, single. Full lift, massage function. Looks like a normal bed. Exc cond had very little use. $900 Ph 0428594045

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Lounge chairs x 2. Floral pattern, wooden arms $100 Ph 51276606 Moe

Pram - Phil n Teds DASH with Double kit. Black, exc cond. Paid $749, sell $500 Ph 0448595433

Lounge suite 3 seater and 2 recliner chairs. VGC dark green fabric. Very comfortable well looked after. $630 ono Ph 0419113318 Lounge suite, three piece, pastel colours. $120 Ph 5192 4455 Lounge suite. Large 3 seater lounge and arm chair. Apricot leather in exc condition. $500 ono Ph 51276101 Lucerne square bales. $12 each. Ph Barry 51918174 Mahogany dining table extends to seat 10. Exc condition $450. Pick up only 56332962 Mens pinstripe suit. Very smart. As new. Size 36. $45 Ph 0488322630 Metal insulated cooler with folding cover. 1.18m x 1.18m x .60m high. $100 Ph 0418512008 Mobility scooter by pride mobility. Revo model. Good cond. Has basket, manual and all charge gear. Easy to use and maintain. $1200 ono. Contact 51761109 MTD Ride on mower. 38” cut. Hardly used. $1800. Ph 0417546342 Natural gas hot water heater. 130L Duct pro flow 05 model. $200 Ph 51221666 New classic cream garage roller door. Size 2400Hx3050W. Comes with tracks, brackets and u-bolts. Ph 0402743955 Nintendo DS as new with solid case. 2 brand new games. New rechargeable battery plus new adapter & recharger. $150. Ph 5133 6218 Office or study chairs. White PVC swivel, adjustable height, with arms, two matching. Good condition, will separate. $50 ea Ph 5176 6554 after hours

Pram/stroller, folding. Good cond. $100 ONO Ph 51277021 after 6pm Professional Quality workstation by “Ergoline”. L shape 1800x1800 plus side table, lockable drawer unit, bookcase hutch brand new in original packaging. Cost $950 sell for $600. Ph 51744100 QB Bronte bedhead, base and rails. White and brass. Some brasswork pitted. Bargain at $50. Ph 51276606 Moe

Safe ‘n Sound car seat. $30 Ph 0448595433

Shop rider mobility scooter - maroon. Good condition with head light and shopping basket on front. Batteries and charger in good order $1000. Phone 5176 2336 Single bed, pipe type, dark blue colour. Good cond. Can throw in a fair cond mattress. $40 ono Ph 51761109 Slate fireplace hearth with metal edges 1200 x 300 $40. Ph 51271918 Slate fireplace hearth with timber edge. Measures 1650mm wide x 1100mm deep. $125 Ph 0434062857 Soccer table near new $50. Fridge 380L Kel. Very good condition $50. ph 0402826981 or 51353522 Sofa bed. Navy blue and green stripe with a thin off white stripe. Exc cond. $125 Ph 0439835314 Solid pine corner TV unit teak colour. Has separate hutch over which can be removed for flat screen TV. Drop down cupboard for DVD and cupboard underneath for storage. Good cond $100 Ph 51740021 Solid pine dining setting - 6 seater. Turned legs on table & front of chairs. Good cond. Bargain $300 Ph 0403505197 Solid T.V unit. Ex Vast Interiors 90cm h x 170 l x 54 w. 2 shelves, 2 end cupboards, 8 DVD drawers. Good cond. $150 Ph 51741508

Wall unit “Burgess” make. As new cond. Has two glass doors with mirror in back, small cocktail unit and double doors at the bottom. 200cmHx90cmW. Pick up only. $100 ono. Ph 0351743513 Wall unit. Lots of storage. Mirrored glass doors, lights. Approx 6ft high x 9ft long. Exc cond. Light colour. Worth a look. Best offer. Ph 0410376900 after 3pm Webber Q BBQ with temperature gauge and spare hot plate in VGC. $250 ono Ph 0407994037 Weber Kettle BBQ. Exc cond. $60. 0437847780 Churchill Wertheim sewing machine (treadle) Original tin with parts etc. Instruction booklet $400 ONO Ph 51346921 Westinghouse gas stove. Fan forced oven. White, near new. Exc cond. $500 Ph 51276828 Westinghouse small up right freezer - 4 drawers, nearly new $200 Ph 0403505197 Wheelchair. Good cond. $50 Traralgon. Ph 0401 626 818 Wheelie Walker (PCP Rollator) Maroon-used for 1 month. Push down brakes, seat, basket, lifetime surface warranty. $100 Ph 51276606 Moe White lacey silky christening dress with bonnet, bib, pants. Size 0-1 $90. Ph 51749389

Sony MHC-EC98P stylish Mini Hi-fi system. Delivers a thumping 430W RMS of total power from two 150W speakers and a 130W subwoofer. Exc cond. $250 Morwell 51336695

Wooden student desk with 3 drawers $30. Ph 51277021 after 6pm

X-box 360 game - Rainbow Six Vegas 2, as new. $10 Ph 0418171321

Recliner chair. New/gift. Too big for unit. Blue/grape/ charcoal colour. $260 ONO. Ph 51277121

St Gabriel’s grey Rigalls pinafore dress, size 12, $20. Knitted jumper size 10 $25. Maroon rain jacket size 12 $10. Summer dress size 12 Rigalls $20 size 14 Beleza $10. All exc cond Ph 51761572 after 6pm

Replica Queen Anne table with mirror and drawer. Suitable for entrance hall, passage etc. Exc cond. $50 ono. Pick up. Ph 0351743513

Stepper, Aerial brand. Exc cond. Adjustable resistance with counter, timer and calorie meter and arm rests. $40 Ph 51742598

Reptile enclosure. Wooden cabinet, sliding glass entrance with bottom cupboards. $500 comes wired, with ceramic heat lamp and lock. Ph Brian 0432272670

Swiss Hutless rocket go-kart. 80s model. Rebuilt Yamaha 100S. $300 Ph 0429326647

Queen size bed, wooden posts wrought iron head and foot, with 2 wooden 3 drawer bedside cabinets, baltic pine colour. Exc cond. $300 Ph 51764265 Queen size foam mattress. Exc cond $70. Ph 0437435058

Retro 60’s vintage couch and 2 armchairs, solid wooden frame with green velour upholstery. Exc cond. $150 ONO. Ph 0418271577 Revolution Spinfit spin bike Studio 10 pass card. Only 2 used. Value $80 - Sell $50. Ph 0400 938 392 Rotisserie, electronic (Ausheat) fits 4 chickens. Glass door and drip tray. Works well $100 Ph 56352397

Tandem stroller. Valco brand. Exc cond. Suit infant and toddler. Easily folds flat. Front and back canopy, 2 trays, large basket underneath. $200 Ph 5174 5141 TV Palsonic 51cm with remote. Works fine $50 Traralgon Ph 0405602519 TV Unit, Criterion, Walnut, Large with 2 display cupboards with shelves and glass doors and 2 small storage cupboards. Exc Cond. 1.9L x1.2H x42D. $50. Phone 51746002 or 0438746002

X-box 360 game - Infinite Undiscovery, as new. $10 Ph 0418171321

X-box bundle with guitar, drums, disc and microphone. 2 1/2 months old, used twice only. $110 ono ph 0409941014 or 51342705 Yamaha Clavinova, exc cond. Full piano keyboard. $60. Contact 51744082 York 230 Space Saver weight bench. Multiple exercises incl butterfly arms and leg extensions. Exc cond. Will incl selected barbell weights. $105. Ph 51337710

found Short haired border collie. Glengarry area. Ph 0427352314

free Large Analogue TV with remote control. Pickup only from Newborough. 5126 2040

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public notices Good Beginnings - Latrobe IS YOUR CHILD 5 - 12 MONTHS?

Would you like to be part of the Early Home Learning Study to promote your child s learning at home? Come along and join our parent and baby groups in Moe, Morwell and Traralgon

Some families participating in the study will also receive home visits.

For more information, contact Lyndal or Lauren at Good Beginnings on 5127 7270.

Casserole Luncheon, plus entertainment. 13th April at 11.30am at Morwell East Senior Citizens hall in Vary St Morwell. For more details please phone 51341952 Come try Tae Kwon-Do. 2 free lessons. Get fit, have fun, learn something. In Traralgon and Churchill. Ph Dave 0402270347

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Walkers Wanted We need reliable people to deliver catologues in the Traralgon, Moe, Yarragon, Yallourn, Morwell areas. No experience necessary. To find out more, please contact: Traralgon - John: 5174 6740 Morwell - Linda: 0407 510 642 Moe, Yarragon, Yallourn - Val: 5167 1994 or 0466 034 734

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Traralgon bridge club excels TRARALGON’s bridge club has been going exceptionally well in the Victorian Simultaneous Pairs, with three pairs in the top 15 in the state after the first week of competition. The top 60 pairs are invited to play in the state final in Melbourne on Saturday, May 7. Congratulations to Robyn Couch and Don Walters who successfully bid and made seven no trump on Monday, March 28. They have earned a free table pass for their efforts. The next heat of the grand national open teams will be held at Sale on Sunday, May 1. The top teams will then play in the regional final, before

the top two at regionals will advance on to the national final played at Tweed Heads. Every year we participate in the “Bridge for Brains Research Challenge”. The monies raised by Australian bridge clubs are sent to Neuroscience Research Australia to support the research into Alzheimer’s and dementia. A reminder that classes for beginners will commence on Thursday, April 28. If you wish to attend, contact Barbara on 5174 7903. All other enquiries can be directed to Geoff (5176 5726 or 0418 381386), Rob (5174 3145 or 0427 743145) or www.bridgeclubtraralgon.

Traralgon RSL news TRARALGON RSL bowlers headed off to Yarrawonga and Mulwala for the Duke of Edinburgh Shield on Thursday March 31. With 74 RSL teams from Victoria and NSW, the tournament has been running since 1968. Traralgon hasn’t won the shield but won their section previously in 1990 and 2010 – winning the pennant twice. The action was played out of the weekend April 2-3 (see next week for results). With teams playing at various venues across Victoria and NSW, the RSL is taking two

teams to compete. One will play at the Mulwala services club, the other at Yarrawonga golf and bowling club. The team that travelled consisted of 30 bowlers, two nonplaying managers and support staff. Last month the Traralgon RSL bowls, in conjunction with the RSL sub branch, raised $8,000 at ‘The world’s greatest shave’ fundraiser. Ron Osler presented Merle Doolan, support services coordinator for the Leukaemia foundation, with the cheque.




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Bridge results Results from Monday, March 28 - Vic Sim Pairs week 1 North - south pairs Fred Kaminski and Barbara Brabets Helen McAdam and Moira Hecker Robin Hecker and Don Tylee Gavin Wigginton and Michael Zarb

57.87% 55.79% 53.47% 51.85%

East - west pairs Heather Watt and Anne Howes Robyn Couch and Don Walters Rhonda van Dyke and Heather Knorr Rob Graham and Geoff Davidson

68.06% 63.43% 59.26% 51.39%

Overall results for Vic Sim Pairs Week 1 3rd - Heather Knorr and Rhonda van Dyke 8th - Anne Howes and Heather Watt 14th - Robyn Couch and Don Walters Best Monday players for March Rhonda van Dyke Robyn Couch and Don Walters Heather Watt and Anne Howes Geoff Dixon and Fred Baxter Geoff Davidson Don Tylee and Robin Hecker Barbara Brabets

201.69 186.05 185.92 165.58 161.50 157.04 156.38

Churchill and Monash reign supreme THE annual challenge between Toongabbie Golf Club and Churchill and Monash Golf Club was hard fought last weekend. With great weather, the three person ambrose competition saw Churchill and Monash come out victorious. The day ended with a late barbecue lunch, with salads and slices made by the hosting ladies, and were thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Dale Scurlock from Churchill and Monash Golf Club has also set a new course record on Saturday, March 26. Dale, a scratch player who plays off zero, scored a 68. Congratulations go to Dale for this great achievement.

Results for Tuesday, March 29 Geoff Davidson and Ken Tierney Barbara Kurosinski and Dawn Cameron Glenis Lohr and Don Walters Michael Zarb and Pamela Hourigan Doreen King and Chris Oberink

73.26% 60.42% 57.64% 49.31% 48.96%

Best Tuesday players for March Geoff Davidson and Ken Tierney Barbara Kurosinski and Dawn Cameron Glenis Lohr and Don Walters Michael Zarb and Pamela Hourigan

126.18 121.67 110.97 106.81

▪ Rob Thomas from Toongabbie presenting the trophy to Toni Buxton the Ladies President of Churchill and Monash Golf Club.

▪ Ladies’ Championship winners, left to right, Evelyn Mitchell, Lillian Lawrey, Linda Hardy, June Woznica and Sandy Tate.

Moe Golf Club 2011 Ladies Championship Results Scratch Winners A Grade: L Hardy - 263 B Grade: E Mitchell - 291 C Grade: L Lawrey - 322 Handicap Winners ▪ Howard Reynolds in action for Traralgon RSL bowlers.

A Grade: J Woznica - 224 B Grade: S Tate - 217; L Lawrey - 214

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24/3 Stableford Winner: A Postlethwaite (43) NTP: 4th S Bruce 8th D Henderson 14th S Poole 26/3 Par Winner: M Booth +5 DTL: M Van Dyk +3; J Condon, F Rock +2; S Stephens +1 NTP: 4th S Birrell, 8th S Stephens, 14th A Bassman 27/3 4BBB Brian Rankin Memorial Shield: M Hancock / C Dunstan (49) A-Grade: R Alexander / J Pledge (47); B Grade: B Taylor / K Fisher (47) DTL: J Shields / S O’Connell (46); L Wilson / L Stothard (45); T Hayes / R Warren (45); L Sprake / L Sprake (45) NTP Men: 4th J Pisa, 8th J Engel, 14th G Charles NTP Ladies: 4th S Pearson, 8th A Williams 30/3 Ladies Stroke 3rd Round Championships A-Grade: K Middlemiss (71); B Grade: J Blandford (73) DTL: L Sprake (74); S Tate, E Mitchell (75) c/b NTP: 4th J Woznica 8th K Middlemiss 14th S Tate


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April 6 2011


Seniors and Reserves

Kieran scores champions’ grant

Round 1 - Begins 9/4

By Bryce Campbell

Upcoming Gippsland Soccer League Fixtures

Traralgon Olympians Traralgon City Fortuna 60 Monash Tyers Lightning

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Newborough-Yallourn Churchill United Moe United Sale United Falcons 2000

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Fortuna 60 Churchill United Monash Tyers Lightning Traralgon Olympians

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Falcons 2000 Moe United Sale United Newborough-Yallourn Monash

Round 2 - Begins 16/4 Falcons 2000 Moe United Newborough-Yallourn Sale United Traralgon City Round 3 - Begins 30/4 Churchill United Traralgon Olympians Fortuna 60 Traralgon City Tyers Lightning

Winter competition results Round 1 - 19/3

9 and under def drew

NEPS Bluebirds 0 Blue Diamonds 4

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Hill End 9 Yallourn North 4 Traf Hot Shots 1 Thorpdale 3

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NEPS Lightning 0 Bombers 3 Thorpdale 2 Skittles 13 Hill End 1

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Rockstars 2 NEPS Bluebirds 4

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Traf Hot Shots 6 Moe Lions 0 Thorpdale 5 NEPS Comets 7

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Hill End 0 Traf Bullets 7 NEPS Lightning 11 Skittles 3 Bombers 10

11 and under Traf Divas 18 NEPS Comets 6 Bombers 27 Moe Lions 6

13 and under ROXY 40 Baby Bulldogs 39

NADDADAS 34 Traf Bullets 15 Road Works 23 Round 2 - 26/3

9 and under Traf Stars 15 Blue Diamonds 5

11 and under Yallourn North 8

Bombers 15 Baby Bulldogs 11

Traf Divas 14

13 and under ROXY 27 NADDADAS 27 Thorpdale 21 Baby Bulldogs 41

Roadworks 24

▪ Kieran practices his keep-ups. “The goal is to aim high, and after I finish up at Fortuna, to move on to Melbourne then maybe get into a squad that travels

SPORTS Medicine Australia, in conjunction with GippSport, will be hosting a sideline help course on Monday April 11. This three-hour course, which runs from 6.30 to 9.30pm, is ideal for parents, coaches, players, teachers and administrators interested in gaining entry-level knowledge into sports injury prevention and management. GippSport program coordinator Chris Stanlake said: “This is an excellent chance for more volunteers to increase

their knowledge about injury prevention in junior clubs. “Accredited trainers are hard to come by and to complete a course can be quite costly and time consuming. We have decided to focus on junior clubs and conduct a course for volunteers to give them a bit more information on how to manage sports injuries and prevention.” The topics that will be covered in the course include: • How to prevent sports injuries

Swimmers head for national event TWELVE Morwell swimmers will head for the national championships from April 18 to 23. They will compete at Australian Swimming’s ultimate age event, the Australian Age Championships to be held at the State Aquatics Centre in Marion, South Australia at the newly constructed purpose built indoor facility. Gippsland Sports Academy head coach, Brian Ford said “We have had 12 of the 14 athletes in the program requalify to compete at the highest level of swimming in Australia. “We’ll be striving for each of the swimmers to peak at the right time and hopefully record their personal bests. There’s no other atmosphere which beats nationals. The pressure

is immense, the racing is red hot - you have to get it right on the day because the difference between a medal and missing out on a final is only tenths of a second. We are looking forward to some great results.” The Latrobe Valley contingent competing are Maggie O’Keefe (14), Georgia Tsebelis (14), Trent Morrow (14), Brayden Haney (14), Daniel Gill (14), Philip Blunt (15), Matthew Norwood and Stephanie Morgan (18). In addition, Kate Somerfield will compete at the Australian Open Swimming Championships to be held at the Sydney Olympic Pool commencing on April 5. This event will be used to select the national team for this year’s World Championships being held in China.

Success for Moe SC MOE Swimming Club recently attended the Gippsland Championships with Emily and Harrison Prestidge both achieving personal bests in freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke. Nine-year-old Harrison won a bronze medal in the 50M breaststroke for 9-10 boys. Harrison is also competing on Thursday April 7 at the State School Championships after coming first at the Gippsland School Championships in 50 metre breaststroke. The club has

overseas and see what happens from there” “It would also be good to play in the A-League,” he said.

Sideline help course

Moe & District Netball

Traf Stars 16 St Mary’s 4

KIERAN Coltman is the latest recipient of the local sporting champions’ grants – marking the exceptional talent’s promising soccer career. MLP Darren Chester presented Kieran with his award last week at the Fortuna Soccer Club in Morwell. Mick McAuley, president of Fortuna, said it’s great to see one of his boys made the local sporting champion. “It’s fantastic to see such a young kid who has grown up with the club get this award. Shows to him that all the hard work he’s put into the game is worth it.” Mick said that it’s also a boost to the club, for all the young players who are starting out at club like Kieran did. “It’s also good for all the young players in the club to look up to Kieran and aspire to what he has done. “It goes to show that it is possible, that kids from the country can achieve at a high level,” he said. Kieran added that his goal now is to aim for the A-League, and possibly overseas – like Socceroos Tim Cahill and Harry Kewell.

welcomed a new coach Allyce Milkins, a former national swimmer and state and country medal holder, who’s returning to the club. The club is small but hoping to expand and more swimmers are needed to help the club grow. Training is on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7.30pm. All new swimmers receive one-month free trial. For all enquiries, call Jeff on 5126 4260/0407 521 462 or Jenny on 0421 074 048.

▪ The Moe swimmers that competed in the Gippsland Championships.

• How to approach an injured athlete • Management of specific injuries • Introduction to a First Aid Kit • Introduction to soft tissue injury management.

The evening is FREE of charge and a light supper will be provided. For further information and to RSVP your place contact Chris Stanlake on 51 35 8335 or RSVP essential before Friday April 8.

Phoebe breaks 30-year drought VOLLEYBALL shining star Phoebe Trembath has broken a 30-year drought with her selection into the Australian women’s junior squad. The Gippsland sports academy student will participate in the 2011 Trans Tasman Volleyball Series against New Zealand on July 18 in Mildura. Volleyball spokesperson Danny Anderson said “Latrobe Valley last had national representation 30 years ago, and we’re delighted with this recent news, it’s an indication of the increased interest and development of junior volleyball in this area.” Things keep getting better and better for the focused young

▪ Talented volleyballer Phoebe Trembath . athlete as this selection into the National team coincides with her selection into both the Victorian Under 15 and Under 17 squads to play at the respective National championships later this year.

Volleyball receives a boost THINGS are looking up for Gippsland Sports Academy’s (GSA) Volleyball program, after they received a significant contribution from SP AusNet on Friday. Judi Buhagiar, chief executive officer of the Gippsland Sports Academy, said she was delighted to receive the sponsorship. “This sponsorship will enable us to ensure our programs continue to promote excellence among talented sportspeople in the region. “This support from SP AusNet will be invested in the Gippsland Academy’s Volleyball program, ensuring more than 40 athletes, 6-10 sport staff and six

representatives are fully funded for a minimum of three years,” she said. The Gippsland electricity distributor pledged $15,000 over the next three years to the academy, continuing its dedication to the local community. SP AusNet eastern region manager Jom Haylock added: “As a large regional employer of Gippsland, with a commitment to ‘skilling for the future’, we firmly believe in providing our younger generation with every opportunity to succeed. “We see this as an investment in excellence,” he said.



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Latrobe Valley

MGFL Results Seniors Yallourn Yallourn North 9-13-67 def Thorpdale 8-12-60 Goals: YYN Todd Dobson 3, Tim Phillips 3, Barrie Burnett 1, Daniel Smith 1, Dale Murphy 1; Thorpdale Symon Lee 1, Jake Atkinson 1, Karl Mutke 1, Boyd Bailey 1, Matthew Mullen 1, Raymond Pickering 1, William Harrison 1, Daniel Martin 1 Best: YYN Dale Murphy, Barrie Burnett, Todd Dobson, Owen Budge, Thomas Hutton, Luke Mackay; Thorpdale: Matthew Mullen, Raymond Pickering, Rodney Peatey, John Koopmans, Daryle Brennan, Chris Cairn Boolara 9-5-59 def Yarragon 7-8-50 Goals: Boolarra Kenneth Towt 3, Courtney Sherriff 2, Jay O’Keefe 1, Daniel Metcalf 1, Jesse Giardina 1, Tyson Leys 1; Yarragon Matthew Nooy 3, Troy Oakley 2, Kane Arnott 1, Shane Burgmann 1 Best: Boolarra Matthew Dyer, Courtney Sherriff, Chris Riseley, Daniel Metcalf, Kenneth Towt, Steven Fox; Yarragon Matthew Parkinson, James Harvey, Jack Cropley, Matthew Nooy, Troy Oakley, Ryan Harrison Newborough 12-14-86 def Hill End 5-8-38 Goals: Newborough Michael Gelagotis 3, Jake Munro 3, Ryan Mills 2, Chris Payne 2, Anthony Alderuccio 1, Allan Chandler 1; Hill End Joshua Costa 2, Kris Ayton 2, Matthew Moseley 1 Best: Newborough Cameron Harwood, Anthony Alderuccio, Jake Munro, Ryan Mills, Darryl Disisto, Michael Gelagotis; Hill End Joshua Tymensen, Simon Fiddelaers, Dean Abbott, Joshua Costa, David Hershaft, Drew Mizzi Trafalgar 17-15-117 def Morwell East 5-8-38 Goals: Trafalgar Rhys Holdsworth 4, Chris Kyriacou 3, Jack Holdsworth 3, Klay Butler 2, Jamie Hines 1, Thomas Dubelaar 1, Brendan Dawson 1, Michael Farrell 1, Chris De Haas 1; Morwell East Matthew Cunningham 1, Jacob Blair 1, Michael Higgins 1, Lucas Towns 1, Brendan Evans 1 Best: Trafalgar Jamie Hines, Joel Bragagnolo, Jamie Taylor, Michael Farrell, Chris Kyriacou, Brendan Dawson; Morwell East Michael Higgins, Ryan Sutherland, Lucas Towns, Brendan Evans, Jake Swanson, Chris Smogavec Yinnar 19-10-124 def Mirboo North 12-5-77 Goals & best: no information given Reserves Thorpdale 11-4-70 def YYN 5-4-34 Boolarra 19-12-126 def Yarragon 5-4-34 Hill End 10-10-70 def Newborough 5-6-36 Trafalgar 8-12-60 def Morwell East 6-4-40 Yinnar 11-6-72 def Mirboo North 5-4-34 Thirds

▪ Action from Gippsland Power’s clash with Dandenong Stingrays.

Power sneaks home by a point GIPPSLAND Power hung on against an inaccurate Dandenong Stringrays lineup to win by one point in the opening round of the 2011 TAC Cup. With 12 newcomers in the opening side, it took a while to adjust to the frenetic tempo, but it was Power that goaled first with Matt Northe successful from the 50m line. Matt Willcocks and Shaun Marusic then combined for the Power’s second goal.

Yarragon 11-9-75 def Boolarra 4-6-30 Newborough 19-8-122 def Hill End 0-2-2 Trafalgar 14-18-102 def Morwell East 0-0-0 Mirboo North 12-5-77 def Yinnar 2-5-17

NGFNL Results

Seniors (cont.)


Seniors Sale City 21-13-139 def Rosedale 10-11-71 Goals: Sale City J. Schuback 5, M. Lutze 3, J. Tollner 3, S. Mapleson 2, R. Bell 2, J. Milham 1, M. Walsh 1, J. Sellen 1, B. Wilson 1, A. Brayshaw 1, B. McKay 1; Rosedale B. Caldwell 5, J. Bourne 2, G. Barnes 1, J. Emery 1, R. McDermott 1 Best: Sale City M. Lutze, J. Schuback, M. Walsh, J. Tollner, R. Bell, B. McKay; Rosedale R. Diamond, C. King, A. Diamond, A. Emery, C. Bourne, C. Lowe Traralgon Tyers United 16-21-117 def Stratford 6-6-42 Goals: Traralgon Tyers United T. Aitken 5, B. Graham 4, D. Hawking 2, M. Hall 2, D. Smith 1, C. Graham 1, J. Sleswick 1; Stratford S. Scicluna 3, R. Marsden 1, G. Bickery 1, T. Bush 1 Best: Traralgon Tyers United B. Graham, M. Hall, G. Sinclair, C. Graham, T. Aitken, W. McNeill; Stratford P. Goodman, R. Weatherley, K. Kerton, C. Key, L. Bolton, D. Cartwright Glengarry 25-8-168 def Boisdale Briagolong 11-12-78 Goals: Glengarry B. Smith 4, A. Winkler 2, D. Brooks 2, H. Fox 2, K. King 1, B. Waters 1, S. Barnes 1, A. May 1; Boisdale Briagolong J. Burge 3, C. Kelly 1, A. Helmke 1, A. Carr 1, L. Fulford 1, D. Pratt 1, J. Lambourn 1, L. Hurst 1, R. Harris 1 Best: Glengarry J. Jacobsen, R. Cahill, H. Fox, B. Smith, B. Waters; Boisdale Briagolong N. Sandison, A. Helmke, K. Allen, J. Lambourn, L. Fulford, J. Burge Woodside 12-4-76 def Churchill 10-8-68 Goals: Woodside J. Staley 5, A. Pavey 3, M. Calvert 1, B. Jamieson 1, P. Pavey 1, C. Staley 1; Churchill C. Burke 3, N. Campbell 2, A.

A hard-fought third term had the Stingrays still trailing by seven points entering the final quarter. Some great pressure football followed, the Power still tackling fiercely. With a few minutes to go it appeared that the Power had finally shaken off the Stingrays, but once again it failed in defence and the Stingrays were back in the game. With seconds to go the Stingrays again goaled but it

was too little too late and the Power was able to hold on to record an important win. Final scores Loy Yang B Gippsland Power 9-7-61 defeated Dandenong Stingrays 7-18-60. Goal kickers for Power: Clay Smith 3, Tim Membrey and Shaun Marusic 2, Nick Graham and Matt Northe 1. The Power travels to Melbourne next Sunday to take on the Sandringham Dragons at Trevor Barker oval.

First bounce for Gippsland League MORWELL has a tough opening match against Wonthaggi Power while Traralgon and Moe are also looking at causing upsets for round one of the Gippsland League, this weekend. The Tigers record against the Power at Wonthaggi has not been flattering, having won two from its past 10 encounters - although it won both matches last season.

Thorpdale 12-17-89 def YYN 5-7-37 Newborough 11-9-75 def Hill End 6-4-40 Trafalgar 22-10-142 def Morwell East 6-6-42 Mirboo North 7-8-50 def Yinnar 6-7-43

The Stingrays scored the third and fourth goals of the match before Power scored again thanks to Tim Membrey. By quarter time Power was just one point ahead. Power contested well and opened the scoring in the second term with Clay Smith making his mark. But it handed the Stingrays some easy scoring opportunities. Shaun Marusic goaled on the siren giving Power a seven-point lead at half time.

Morwell still has the nucleus of a speedy side with Robert Michaelides, Mannon Johnston, Michael Scholz, Joel Soutar and Mick Mooney handy players in the midfield. Defenders Julian Blackford, Devon Soutar and Michael “Chunky” Duncan will look after the backline and Royce Vardy is tipped to take on the full forward role. Michael “Funky” Duncan will probably

Brown 1, T. Brighton 1, J. O’Meara 1, S. Paterson 1 Best: Woodside W. Jarred, P. Pavey, B. Dyke, M. Lane, F. Triantafyllou; Churchill J. Wyhoon, D. Paterson, L. Kelly, T. Brighton, J. Larkin, J. Whykes Gormandale 19-11-125 def Cowwarr 7-18-60 Goals: Gormandale H. Armour 5, P. Richards 3, D. Trease 3, D. Domaille 2, L. Hegarty 2, M. Sheridan 1, A. Loraine 1, T. Callanan 1, P. Henry 1; Cowwarr M. Cameron 3, D. Ivey 1, B. McMaster 1, S. Galea 1, S. Morgan 1 Best: Gormandale F. Marks, H. Armour, J. Marino, D. Domaille, S. Hore, A. Loraine; Cowwarr J. Bourke, M. Cameron, B. McMaster, L. Cooper, P. Tainsh, L. Cooper Seconds Sale City 9-14-68 def Rosedale 8-7-55 Traralgon Tyers United 12-6-78 def Stratford 8-9-57 Glengarry 12-14-86 def Boisdale Briagolong 7-9-51 Churchill 20-21-141 def Woodside 2-3 -15 Cowwarr 17-19-121 def Gormandale 3-4-22 Thirds Sale City 28-11-179 def Rosedale 2-0-12 Traralgon Tyers United 9-8-62 def Stratford 8-9-57 Glengarry 18-16-124 def Boisdale Briagolong 1-1-7 Churchill 11-14-80 def Woodside 3-5-23 Gormandale 12-12-84 def Cowwarr 10-8-68

be used up forward also. Moe travels to Drouin on Sunday with a new-look team and, with an exciting batch of experienced recruits, could cause an upset. Ben Collins, Jai Veltmeyer, Ryan Donaldson, Tom Johnson and Kane Airdrie are some of the new boys for the Lions. Leongatha has had the measure of Traralgon in their

two meetings last season and the Parrots will be keen to extend its winning sequence to three. Both teams have suffered in the off-season with player defections, but Traralgon has a lot of talent at its disposal. In other matches this weekend, Bairnsdale makes the trip to Warragul while Maffra takes on Sale.

Thrillers in netball opener THE first round of the season saw the wins being shared around, with many clubs having a win in at least one grade. Yinnar vs Mirboo North saw some very close games, with each club coming out with three wins each. Yinnar took the U15s, D grade and A grade, and Mirboo North had wins in U17s, B grade and A grade. Morwell East had easy wins over all the Trafalgar sides this round, with Morwell East dominating all of the games. Morwell East once again looks to be the club to beat this year, in all grades. Thorpdale hosted Yallourn/ Yallourn North and took four out of six games, with the U15s going down by one goal.

Yallourn North also had a fourgoal win in D grade. This week saw Yarragon have a successful return to A grade, beating Boolarra by two goals in a thrilling game of netball. Both teams stayed strong throughout the game, with a late comeback by Boolarra just falling short of a win. Yarragon also had a win in C grade, and Boolarra had a strong win in D grade. No B grade game was played. Hill End does not have an A grade side for 2011, as it lost many players to other leagues this season. This year without A grade will help them to develop, with what will hopefully be a strong return to A grade next year. Hill End lost all matches to Newborough at the weekend.


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Cougars’ fightback not enough NGFNL WOODSIDE burst from the blocks to establish a five-goal lead by quarter time in what appeared, on paper, to be one of the toughest assignments of the opening round – Churchill at Gaskin Park. Led by Justin Staley and coach Anthony Pavey in front of goals, the Wildcats brushed aside the Cougars in the battle of the big cats, with the Cougars left flatfooted in the first half. Taking a 40-point lead into the final change, the Wildcats appeared secure before the home side slammed on seven goals to two. But it was not enough Churchill fell eight points shy at the final siren. A new-look TTU outfit impressed in the opening round with a consistent four-quarter effort, which saw the Bombers claim the points against Stratford. Led by new recruits Tim Aitken, Brian Graham and Daniel Hawking in front of goal, the Bombers fire power proved too much for the Swans backline.

Aitken finished the match with five majors, with former Stratford local and new recruit Scott Scicluna the sole multiple goal scorer for the Swans, finishing the match with three. Glengarry laid the foundations for its

Magpies dominate North Gippsland Netball Round 1 results A GRADE Sale City 28 Stratford 26 Glengarry 68 Churchill 49 Gormandale 41

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B GRADE Sale City 34 Stratford 33 Glengarry 69 Churchill 52 Gormandale 37

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C GRADE Sale City 38 Stratford 20 Glengarry 61 Churchill 39 Gormandale 46

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51 44 28 31 29

90-point win over Boisdale with a nine goal to two second quarter. The match was evenly placed at the first change, both sides showing great desperation. The Magpies exploded out of the blocks in the second term, their solid quarter putting the Bombers 50 points behind at the main break. Glengarry’s momentum wasn’t halted by the long change, the side adding a further 12 goals in a stellar second half. Jack Jacobsen was named best on ground for the home side. Reigning premiers Sale City led from the front in a one-sided replay of last year’s grand final. At the final siren Rosedale went down by 68 points. Gormandale kicked 12 goals to nil in the opening half against Cowwarr. A third-quarter revival by Cowwarr saw the Saints rally to outscore Gormandale five goals to four for the term, however the damage was inflicted in the opening half, the Saints going down by 10 goals.

HARD work and development in the off-season paid dividends for Glengarry, which made a dominating clean sweep on the courts in its matches against Boisdale. The Magpies A Grade side impressed with a 40-goal victory while last season’s runners up Woodside struggled to match a new look Churchill A grade side, the victors by 18 goals. Gormandale showed their dominance against Cowwarr winning 41 to 29. Rosedale benefited from a number of new recruits, the Blues holding sway against Sale City 51 to 28. TTU proved too strong for Stratford.


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D GRADE Sale City 19 Stratford 6 Glengarry 61 Churchill 43 Cowwarr 25

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Rosedale 35 TTU 67 Boisdale 5 Woodside 37 Gormandale 8

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UNDER 17 Sale City 23 Stratford 11 Glengarry 43 Churchill 18 Gormandale 51

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Footy action kicks off TRAFALGAR smashed Morwell East by 79 points setting up the Bloods for a big encounter with Yinnar this weekend. The Hawks failed to goal in the first quarter and also the last. The third quarter was its only solace – it outscored Trafalgar 3.2 to 2.3. For Trafalgar, Rhys Holdsworth kicked four goals while Chris Kyriacou and Jack Holdsworth kicked three apiece. Klay Butler booted two while five others scored singles. For Morwell East, Matthew Cunningham, Jacob Blair, Michael Higgins, Lucas Towns and Brendan Evans all kicked one goal. Yinnar posted a convincing win against Mirboo North, despite a brilliant first quarter from the Tigers. The five-goal lead was not enough, the Magpies steamrolling their hills opponents for the remainder of the game. At Boolarra, Yarragon put in

a powerful second quarter to claw back the Demons’ early lead and was ahead by a goal by the end of the third quarter. But the Demons pushed through in a nail-biter and wound up with the points, ahead by nine at the final siren. For the Dees, Kenneth Towt kicked three while Mathew Nooy also bagged a trio for Yarragon. It was another tight match between Yallourn/Yallourn North and Thorpdale, the Bombers managing to stay ahead all day and post a sevenpoint win. Todd Dobson kicked three goals for YYN and was among its best. The Newborough V Hill End clash was a one-sided affair, the Bulldogs ahead all day thanks to stellar performances from Cameron Harwood, Anthony Alderuccio, Jake Munro, Ryan Mills, Darryl Disisto and Michael Gelagotis. The final margin was 48 points. ▪ See P26-27 for more footy. MGFL action from Boolarra and Yarragon’s game at the weekend.

Mid Gippy underdogs Falcons and Fortuna into cup final for regional title MID Gippsland netballers take on the East Gippsland Football Netball League in the grandfinal of the Eastern Region State League, this Friday night. The Mid Gippsland team, led by captain Deirdre Greenwood, went down to East Gippsland by 10 goals when the two representative sides last met, in round five of the competition. Coach Jenny Mills will be hoping to turn the tables this time around.

In the 17&U section, East Gippsland will compete against the Sale Netball Association squad for the premiership cup. Individual awards – the most valuable player and hot shot awards for the series – will also be presented, with several Mid Gippsland players in contention. Both games will be held at Latrobe Leisure Churchill, with the juniors kicking off at 7pm and the senior match at 8.30pm.

FALCONS 2000 and Fortuna 60 will clash for the 2011 Battle of Britain Cup after defeating their semi-final opponents in Round 3. Both results were fairly one-sided with Fortuna downing Monash 3-0 at home, while Falcons defeated Churchill 3-0. In Fortuna vs Monash, it was a tightly fought first half with Cameron Dunne opening up the scoring in the 36th minute. At the beginning of the second half, both teams

were locked in contest as Monash sought to equalise and Fortuna tried to press its advantage. There were a few close opportunities by both sides before Shaun Pickett broke the stalemate in the 60th minute to put the score line at 2-0. Monash continued to probe the Fortuna defence in an attempt to find the back of the net, but its efforts proved futile and Cameron Dunne scored his second to put the game beyond doubt.

In the reserves Shopwell Trophy, Monash Wolves and Churchill United both made it through to the final, winning by large margins. Monash defeated Sale United 5-1 after a huge charge in the last part of the game. Neither team managed to score in the opening half after some fierce back and forth play thanks to great defensive work. After the break, Monash surged and scored five goals with five different players contributing; Sale United only

managing the one from Liam Naughton. Churchill defeated Falcons 4-0 after a great team effort that produced three secondhalf goals. Falcons were unable to muster any response to the blitz and could not stop the Churchill offence from wreaking havoc. The finals for the Battle of Britain Cup and Shopwell Trophy will be played on September 4 in the week leading up to the GSL season grand final.

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