Mornington Peninsula Magazine August 2018

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The penny dropped when organising a nurse for his 87-year-old much-loved mother, Pina. The nurse, Kent, asked Pina what her son did for a living and her proud response was: “My son is a designer.” Designer of books. Designer of food. Designer of spaces and events. Guy Mirabella loves to take a pin prick of an idea and push it out into the ether as an immersive full-blown concept. It is this designing nature that has brought him to work with the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery to plate up the perfect sensory encounter for the lucky few who are part of The Cook, the Artist, their Work and Paper experience being held on September 8 at the gallery. Guy chats. “I’d never really thought of myself as a designer until Mum let that one loose. Yes, I’ve had a designing life. I was a freelance designer of academic and illustrated books, had a stint as creative director at Belle Magazine, and have authored a few cookbooks too. There’s been some awards from the Australian Book Publishing Association. With books, it’s much more of a slow burn. You get up in the middle of the night and go back time and time again. Food’s much more immediate. When the response is good, all your troubles melt away. We had a Thai-styled soup in Shop Ate today and the reaction was incredibly positive. I love that. It’s about feeding the community with ideas, flavour and design. It’s what I’ve always done.” Guy’s love of food has led others to tastebud nirvana and is delivered with a slightly left of centre gastronomical grunt. His tucker is so visual and soul-satisfying and presented in a straddling the equator — yes, you could be in Mount Eliza, New York or Paris — kinda way that you may feel especially special. He continues. “The 2018 National Works on Paper exhibition at MPRG is the perfect setting for my food.” Think liquorice ice cream with black nori seafood paper and delicious parcels offered on arrival to tie in with the paper theme. Guy is currently poring through his art books for inspiration. “Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Tony Tuckson and Jackson Pollock are some of my motivations. There will be four chefs on the night. This will be a sit-down formal fourcourse dinner plus famous Peninsula wine night to remember. Renowned figurative artist and 2018 NWOP finalist Godwin Bradbeer will sketch a lucky diner during the evening who will then get to take home their signed portrait too.” Book now (essential), view art and dine later. Go to eventbrite. And yes, Pina, your son IS a designer.


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Student creativity comes to life during Arts Week Students at Toorak College recently enjoyed a specially themed week to celebrate The Arts. Arts Week is one of the most vibrant weeks on campus and it is so great to see all students getting involved, collaborating on projects, developing their creativity and trying something they may not have tried before. During the week, students were encouraged to express their creativity and participate in a range of activities such as origami and pompom making, photography tutorials, ‘try an instrument’ day, baking classes, dance sessions and drama performances. Guest speaker Sarah Ben-M’Rad (TC ‘14) spoke to our media students about her experience working in television and how she is currently writing, filming and editing a sitcom pilot that she plans to pitch to the television networks. “From an early age I knew that I wanted to work in television and I have been unapologetic in following my dream. My advice for those wanting a career in media is to just do the work.



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If you have an idea or a passion then work hard at it, work smart with it and you will reap the rewards.” I am incredibly proud of the Arts Program offered at Toorak College. It begins in Prep where students are exposed to a range of art techniques, musical instruments and performance opportunities. We build the program through Years 7 and 8 before offering a diverse range of specialised subjects from Years 9 to 12. Year after year I am inspired by the high standard of work that our students present as well as the depth of creative ideas that they express through their work. Toorak College is proud to provide all students with opportunities to express themselves and experience the joys of creative thinking. Discover Toorak College at its Open Day on Wednesday, August 8. To find out more about Toorak College’s arts program or to book a tour, visit DAILAN HATHERLEY — Head of Visual Arts and Technologies

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Talk about a success story. Mornington saddle-maker Peter Horobin Saddlery has been working hard at its craft since 1985. Mornington Peninsula Magazine loves it when locals make good internationally, and this premium saddle business has been doing just that for the past few years with orders now galloping in from across five continents. Dedicated to the perfection of saddle-making, including aesthetics and rider/horse comfort, this family-owned and operated business is in its second generation of providing clients with premium product and has come a long way from the days of Peter’s saddle apprenticeship at one of the oldest saddleries in Germany. Saddle up, readers, you’re in for a bespoke saddle success story where the hero is hard work — and yes, there’s nothing like the smell of a luscious leather saddle to inspire you even if you’re not much of a rider, in case you were wondering! It’s all about family and handing down the craft at Peter Horobin Saddlery. Peter and his wife, Julie, began the business after amateur jockey Peter, who had ridden in the Grand National in Germany, returned home. He knew the gig was up after he grew too tall, so he began making bridles and cutting saddles. Peter and Julie met in 1982, got married and got down to the business of crafting on the Mornington Peninsula. Peter explains. “I knew I was too tall to continue being a jockey, so I decided to make a career out of saddle making. With many years of continual designing and manufacturing, our newest innovation, the StrideFree Tree (inside the saddle), is incredibly flexible, while all our saddles are flocked with 100 per cent wool from sustainable farms throughout Europe and Australia. They’ve been used in both equestrian and racing events, in the Garryowen (equestrian showing class) three times, on Melbourne Cup winners and in the 2000 Olympics. I can’t believe how the business has grown. It’s great to be able to hand down

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something like this to the next generation and hopefully to the next. It’s around the clock work, though. Sometimes we’re here fitting saddles until 10pm and there’s lots of travel involved. We like to do business one to one.” Peter has been back and forth to the UK and the EU over the past 12 months. His 27-year-old son Rhys has just returned from 12 months in Germany training saddle fitters and meeting his new Austrian partner, Angie. Rhys joins in. “Equine back health, optimum performance and great customer service is at the heart of our business. Horse comfort is vital. All our saddles are made from A-grade leather sourced from some of the oldest tanneries in Europe who use eco-friendly tanning methods. It’s great working with the family. Sometimes it gets a little ‘close’, but overall we get along really well.” Peter concludes. “I still love riding. I’ve just spent six days with Marlee (his daughter, who is also in the business) in the high country in NSW. It never leaves you once you’re hooked.” A Peter Horobin saddle is a forever fit-like-a-glove

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Open Day at Peninsula Grammar reveals a world of possibilities ‘Quod Bonum Tenete: Hold fast that which is good.’ This timeless motto sits proudly on our school crest to remind students and families to consider not only the past but to also strive for personal excellence now and into the future. At Peninsula Grammar we provide the highest quality teachers to nurture and inspire our students to be their very best. Our Open Day on August 15 from 9-11am is studentled and provides a great opportunity for visitors to experience our vibrant co-educational school environment. As soon as you enter our school gates you will be able to feel our community spirit, see our collaborative and creative classrooms and be able to enjoy our innovative facilities and green landscape. We are a value-driven school and our academic excellence is complemented by a wide array of

co-curricular activities tailored to enable students to learn, grow and flourish. We invest in students’ personal growth and well-being and we encourage each student to diligently pursue their passions. Our teachers and students are active members of our community, embracing and engaging in 21st century education. Our positive learning environment and engaging personalised programs are spread across four key learning areas: Junior Years (3YO Kindergarten-Year 4), Middle Years (Years 5-8), Pre Senior Year (Year 9) and Senior Years (Years 10-12). Proudly co-educational, we also offer day and boarding facilities for local and international students. We look forward to welcoming you to see ‘that which is good’ at Peninsula Grammar. To experience our Open Day, bookings are preferred, so please register your interest via our website at www.peninsulagrammar.vic. or call us on 9788 7702. PETER FORD - Acting Principal

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Cheeky campaign’s serious message

When it comes to beautiful locations, the Mornington Peninsula could be considered the crown of Melbourne. With 264km of coastline, Port Phillip Bay joins the city to the seaside township of Rye, where the subject of butts is on everyone’s lips. Litter survey reports taken by Rye resident and freediver Josie Jones indicate 31,000 cigarette butts were littered in the past year in Rye. For a coastal town of just over 12,000 residents, that’s a lot of unwanted butts entering their environment. In discussions with Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Bryan Payne, Josie shared some facts on butt litter in Rye. “Statistics show that fewer people litter on beaches,� Josie says. “However, 95 per cent of beach litter found comes via stormwater outlets, which is why getting butts in bins is so important.� Raising awareness of the fact that cigarette butts contain plastic – “Plastic to the ocean starts in our street� — Josie told Bryan she intended to create a campaign as a voice for the community and the marine life. “I asked how serious Bryan felt about the issue of plastic in the ocean, given cigarette butts make up over half the litter found.

“Bryan, like all true legends, said yes, he was serious, and on January 7, the day of the annual Seaside Scavenge and a day after temperatures of over 40C, he joined the community of Rye in a stand against cigarette butt littering by showing his butt for a great cause.â€? Josie’s campaign might have a cheeky name but her message is serious: the only butts she wants to see on our beaches are those clad in the bathers, bikinis and shorts of beachgoers. The Only Butt is designed to run in conjunction with the Victorian Litter Action Alliance and is aimed at raising awareness of the harm done to our oceans by cigarette butts, as well as educating and encouraging community involvement. The campaign will run in Rye up until the next mayoral election. Ten freestanding Enviropole ashtrays will be installed across the town at designated litter hot spots, and campaign posters of dierent designs will be displayed throughout the town. “The ashtrays each hold up to 4000 butts and have been generously donated to the campaign by Enviropoles,â€? Josie says. “The Lions Club of Rye, along with local businesses such as SiSCo Pizza, have donated monies to support the printing of the posters, and many other business owners from across the bay, such as XMax and Modom Surf, along with locals The Sorrento Stylist and Feather and Stone have contributed towards the campaign.â€? The Only Butt campaign has been running on Instagram since January.


“A healthy line of butts are coming in from all over the world,â€? Josie says. “You’d be amazed at how many people are willing to show their butts for a great cause.â€? Every year in Australia, 7.2 billion cigarette butts are littered. The Only Butt is designed to be tailored across any shire with the aim of getting other municipalities across the Port Phillip catchment to adopt the campaign. “Mayor Bryan Payne has set a great example to other mayors in our eorts to reduce litter and take pride in our local environment,â€? says Josie. Rye is not only known for its ďŹ shing and sandy shore, it is home to a full stable of seahorses, with more seahorses recorded here than anywhere else in Port Phillip. Audits of this incredibly unique environment also reveal more than 90 species of marine animals live in and around the Rye Pier. Litter on our beaches and in our bay is a real bummer, so let’s all get o our butts and support The Only Butt!




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Andrew Owen is a multimedia and information technology kind of guy. His digital work ranges from producing marketing material such as 3D 1:1 scale helicopters for the San Andreas movie launch to his concept art being used by actor Barry Bostwick, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, at the fan conventions he attends. He’s an illustrator and painter too, but we really want to talk to him about his Tech Games Fest that has just got game enthusiasts’ tongues wagging. Andrew brings his A-game to everything he does. This 46-year-old Somerville trainer and assessor in the IT Communications and Business department at Chisholm has energy to burn and is so passionate about bringing technology to the masses you’d be forgiving for thinking he was still in his teens. Gamers never grow old, do they? Surrounding himself with popular culture and all things gaming from an early age,

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he’s been involved in esports for about 10 years and created the Tech Games Fest after hosting his Computer Games Boot Camp for six years until about five years ago. There’s been four major three-day Tech Games Fests held at Chisholm, which has been a great supporter of the event, and the most recent one last month was bigger and better than ever. He explains. “The event has something

for everyone across cosplay, gaming, networking, programming, virtual reality and ethical hacking. It also covers pop culture, card and board games, esports, video games, plus there’s talks by industry sponsors. There are also opportunities for work experience and volunteering, which is great for meeting like-minded people. It’s a real labour of love. I start working on each event six months ahead, but it’s worth it to provide a place for people who love particular brands of gaming and want to share that passion with others. Plus it’s great fun.”

Andrew has raised up to $30,000 for TLC for Kids, an Australian children’s charity helping sick kids and their families, from his events over the years. Last month’s free Tech Games Fest was open to the public for the first time, with 30 volunteers and 160 work experience students on board. Watch out for his Beyond 2018 event at the end of the year. Log on to Facebook @TGFTechGamesFest and Instagram @andrewoonline to take a look. Game on, people. Wag away.

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If you’re like me heading into the silly season — disorganised and decoration-depleted — then why not start early this year at Santa’s Place in Moorooduc, where everything Christmas resides. As soon as you walk through the door you are welcomed into a world where Santa and all the magic he brings survives and thrives. Three generations of family for nearly 20 years have been supplying Christmas trees (including fibre-optic), indoor/outdoor decorations, advent calendars, nativities and large display pieces plus more to the Peninsula and beyond. The 8ha site includes a Christmas tree farm and shop, café and playground, and there’s a licensed bar which is ideal for long lunches or morning and afternoon parent-group playdates. Santa’s Place is full of Christmas cheer from July 1 onwards, when the doors open to invite clients in to experience a world full of wonder and festivities. New stock arrives weekly from August until December, so there’s never any excuse not to find the perfect gift or decoration to make the end of year celebrations full of Christmas cheer. Issue 81, AUGUST 2018

This is the year to get your decorations and gifts sorted early so you can sit back and relax while everyone else gets flustered. Santa’s Place stocks the lot: angels, candles, bonbons, tableware, snow globes, costumes, stockings and sacks! The list is too long to put down here, but one thing’s certain — if you’re searching for something that makes your child’s heart sing, you’ll find it at Santa’s Place. Make sure you have a very merry and relaxed Christmas this year — start shopping today and stay for the fun at Santa’s Place. Why not get a group of friends together or grab a cuppa with a mate while the kids jump on the trampoline or climb and slide outside? There’s plenty of parking (the carpark accommodates 200) and you can stay all day to shop, rest, eat and play. It’s time to start celebrating so when Christmas Day comes, you’ll be the one laughing. Ho, ho, ho! The man in red is calling. Enjoy the experience of Santa’s Place today. SANTA’S PLACE A: cnr Moorooduc Highway and Bentons Rd, Moorooduc T: 5978 8500 W:

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Global travellers flock to Peninsula Every year around August, flocks of critically endangered eastern curlews arrive at the Australian coastline — including our own Mornington Peninsula — after a perilous 10,000km migration through 22 countries from their breeding grounds in the Arctic.

In his new book The Eastern Curlew - The Extraordinary Life of a Migratory Bird, award-winning nature writer Harry Saddler explores how these birds have impressed themselves on the cultures of the countries they pass through, the threat to their survival posed by development, and the remarkable ways in which the eastern curlew and humankind may be entwined. “My favourite place to see eastern curlews — and one of my favourite places in general — is French Island,” Harry says. “I once saw a flock of 70 fly past the ferry jetty at Tankerton, and with luck you might see eastern curlews at Hastings Foreshore Reserve.” French Island is a great place to see all sorts of migratory shorebirds but you don’t have to get on a boat to enjoy them: nearly the whole of Western Port is listed as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, which means that the east coast of the Mornington Peninsula has great places to see many of the other migratory shorebirds that spend summer with us before flying back to the Arctic. “The best time to see shorebirds varies depending on the tide. So much of their life revolves around stacking on fat for their epic migratory flights, so when the tide is out they’ll be feeding on the little animals that live on mudflats,” Harry says. “Sometimes that’s in the middle of the day, sometimes the middle of the night.” The sad fact is that habitat loss along their migration route means each year there are fewer and fewer migratory shorebirds such as eastern curlews to be seen. Already they’ve disappeared from many places where they used to be annual visitors. In 1903, William Gillies wrote a book called Nature Studies in Australia in which he described hearing an eastern curlew calling near

Birthdays. They’re kind of like baths in a way — you’ve gotta have one every year. Except if you’re lucky enough to have been born on February 29 … but then you’d only get to have a party and presents once every four years, which would kinda suck. As would being born on December 25. Half-birthday, half-Christmas. Bummer. If you could pick your birthday it would have to be late June, right? An even six months between presents. How good would that be? Similarly sucky is sharing your birthday with other members of your family. You don’t get to be the sole centre of attention and whoever’s buying the presents has to divvy up their coin between two or more people, meaning less for you. “Sorry, I know you really had your heart set on a PlayStation 4 Pro but

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Dromana, but if you look on either eBird or the Atlas of Living Australia — the two most commonly used citizen science portals for birdwatchers — the most recent record of eastern curlews from anywhere near Dromana is from all the way back in 1999. “What I love most about the Mornington Peninsula is that it’s so close to my home in Melbourne, but it feels so far away,” Harry says. “I love to visit Stony Point, where on a sunny summer’s day Western Port is so blue and calm and peaceful. You can feel all the stress and noise of the city just falling off your shoulders as soon as you set eyes on the water. It’s very special.” The Eastern Curlew - The Extraordinary Life of a Migratory Bird (Affirm Press; $29.99) is available now in bookstores and online, but for your chance to win a copy, keep an eye on our Facebook page @mornpenmag

you know it’s Nana and Auntie June’s birthdays too … and you really needed some new socks and undies.” So spare a thought for horses. In Australia, horses celebrate their birthdays on August 1. It’s a standardised date based on the horses’ breeding season and the racing industry so they can all compete in the same age group. Talk about sharing the limelight. But whoa Nellie! Northern hemisphere horses celebrate their special day on January 1 — so not only do they have to split the carrot cake, their owners are probably so hungover from the New Year’s Eve party that they haven’t even baked one! Who’d be a horse? But if you are, a belated Happy Birthday to you — hope your big day was 24-carrot gold.

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Crab-grabbing Crystal and the dancing seahorses BY KATE SEARS

Jules Casey is at it again. Actually, to be perfectly honest, she freedives nearly every day so she never really stops to take a breath. If you missed our story on Jules in our last issue, this freediver takes amazing underwater footage with her GoPro Hero 6 after taking just one breath of air. This month she let us in on three remarkable species that are gracing Blairgowrie pier at this time of year. Spider crabs have just finished gathering at the pier to moult, shedding their hard outer shell, and divers got to experience the phenomenon over seven to 10 days in the shallows. “We thought it had finished, then we were pleasantly surprised to discover a second group appear but out much deeper,” said Jules. “It was unusual to have two groups, and the second was bigger than the first. It’s hard to estimate but there would have been anywhere between 5000 and 10,000 spider crabs.” Now, meet Crystal. She is an extremely rare albino smooth ray. Jules captured wonderful footage of her eating spider crabs as they began moulting, sucking them up and munching on them the moment they shed their shell. This footage was passed on by her content manager, Storyful, and it made its way to National Geographic. Her dive buddy noticed Crystal while they were watching the Issue 81, AUGUST 2018

spider crabs three years ago. She’s a shy creature who only appears at this time of year, and Jules was able to spend 30 minutes with her. At first Crystal wasn’t sure how to handle this lady with her camera watching her eat, and would swim away. But when she realised Jules wasn’t pursuing her, Crystal’s inquisitive nature — and, presumably, her appetite — got the better of her and she’d come swimming back. “She became so chilled out and relaxed,” said Jules. “She was extremely timid at the start.” Now, we females all know and adore the baby-carrying male seahorse because he’s the most considerate partner out there, right? But did you know that the ‘love dance’ is rarely caught on camera? Jules has captured the moment not once but twice, when the male puffs out his belly to show the female that he’s the most suitable carrier of her eggs. His colouring then changes as they dance around each other. This has been photographed before, but the transfer of eggs to the male is much harder to find and capture. “I watched the seahorses for 20 minutes; my camera battery even went dead in the end but I got it,” said Jules. “When they pass the eggs they rise to the surface slowly. The male will carry the eggs to term, which is normally about three to four weeks. Jules has recently also witnessed cuttlefish mating, Port Jackson sharks swimming near the pier, and the biggest stingrays she’s ever seen. But that’s a story for another day in the octopus’s garden under the sea.

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“We wanted to ensure owners were fully looked after,” said Damian Merchan, of Hidden Harbour. “We understand how important it was to introduce a presence on-site, particularly having undergone such rapid growth and with the community still being quite new.” It may not feel like it now but summer is just around the corner, and that means the few berths left will undoubtedly get snapped up soon as the community continues to go from strength to strength. “Owning a berth indefinitely is an extremely rare opportunity as they are ordinarily on Crown land and subject to leaseholds only,” Damian said. “It also

happens to be in one of most beautiful pockets of the world, making this a truly unique opportunity.” Just 50 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, with the Mornington Peninsula renowned for its beautiful coastlines, adventure trails, and thriving food and wine scene, Martha Cove is a perfect location for boat owners to invest in. If you’d like to visit Hidden Harbour Marina or explore the option to own your own marina berth, phone Damian Merchan on 0481 207 832 today or visit

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Scott Hanley has a bad back. After 20 years working on the beat as a boy in blue on the Mornington Peninsula, this St Andrews Beach local has taken to woodworking like a fish to water. Manoeuvring and moulding spotted and red gum, oak, limestone, medium-density fibreboard and whatever organic matter he can into something beautiful. Not that he hasn’t been working with wood for ever. School was where his passion for creating began. He explains. “I’ve always had a thing for timber, whether wood-turning or sculpting. I did a bit of it in high school and have always tinkered around in the shed. Now I’ve left the police force I’m spending as much time as I want doing it. I’ve even made a purpose-built bench in the shed. I have to stand

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these days because of my back and my right leg. I stuffed it on the job.” It’s not an easy gig being in the force. There are the late nights, exposure to dramatic situations and the personalities that procure them. One dark Rye night, Scott lifted a dead weight that changed the way his body worked for ever. Woodworking has seen him through some tough times. “It’s very therapeutic working with such a beautiful natural material. It’s like a meditation or a trance. We are about 500m away from the water here in St Andrews Beach and all my work comes from the inspiration around me. I love bringing home discarded wood and turning it into whatever I feel like at the time. We (his wife and now two kids) have been here since 2002 and it just gets better. There’s nowhere like the Mornington Peninsula.” Ocean-related sculptures such as waves, surf and paddle boards, stingrays and dolphins are what you’ll find at St Andrews Beach Woodworking. Having just been a part of the Art Red Hill show in

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May, Scott is off to Leongatha to exhibit his gorgeous wooden creations next, but stand-alone sculptures (which are sometimes up to 30kg in weight) are not all this Peninsula artist pumps out. He also makes cheese and wine tables for the beach, surfboard wine racks, plant hangers, salad servers, salt and pepper grinders, letterboxes, and reinvents old wooden items by turning them into something extra-special. “I’ve lost about threequarters of the feeling in my right leg from serious nerve damage, but standing at my bench working with wood has helped me recover. I love it!” You’ll love it too. Take a look at the St Andrews Beach Woodworking Facebook page. It’s a ripper. ST ANDREWS BEACH WOODWORKING M: 0409 383 646 FB: St Andrews Beach Woodworking

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BY KATE SEARS If you’re lucky, you might catch these guys having a whale of a time in Port Phillip Bay as they take a break during their annual migration from the Antarctic to Queensland. Every year between May and August, humpback whales make their way north along the Victorian coastline to their subtropical breeding grounds off the Queensland coast, where they mate and give birth. During September and November they make their way back south along the coastline bound for the Southern Ocean to stock up on food and prepare for the next mating season. If you’re hoping for a glimpse of these majestic mammals in our backyard, their distinctive ‘blow’ is often the first thing to look out for. The ‘blow’ is a cloud of vapour that the whale shoots into the air when it breaks the surface to breathe, and it can be up to 4m high. The humpback whale is the easiest to recognise thanks to a humped area of blubber behind its dorsal fin that is accentuated by the arching of its back when it dives. Breaching is an amazing sight. It’s when a humpback whale launches itself out of the water in an impressive acrobatic display. A breach can be seen from a great distance, and it’s an action that is one of the most dramatic and aweinspiring in the animal kingdom. Female humpbacks are larger than the males, which is common among baleen whales, growing to up to 16m in length and weighing up to 50 tonnes. This makes them one of the largest species of whale. These majestic creatures cruise at a speed of up to 7km/h and over the course of a year can travel more than 25,000km. A healthy humpback whale can live for 100 years. Now, get those binoculars out!

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Exhibitions honour pioneers of art and design Two exhibitions that pay tribute to important figures in the fields of painting and landscape design are on show at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery in Langwarrin. Sanné Mestrom: Black Paintings features works made from free-standing steel frames and undyed wool. Sanné’s installations are commentaries on the broad nature of current painting and sculptural practice and reference US artist Frank Stella’s iconic 1960s Black Paintings, which made important breakthroughs in the way painters thought about surface and the ‘object quality’ in their work. These impressive installations will be complemented by a suite of delicate gouache paintings. Atlas of Memory: (re)visualising

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Gordon Ford’s natural Australian garden is an exhibition of research by Annette Warner, from the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne. It presents diverse archive material relating to the influential practice of mid‐to-late 20th century landscape designer

Gordon Ford. Ford was recently recognised as a person of National Significance for his contribution to an Australian naturalistic approach to landscape design. Historically he is linked to the development of the Eltham creative movement and significant figures such as the architect Alistair Knox, photographer Sue Ford and other well‐known artists, writers and designers of this time. Both exhibitions continue until November 11. The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-5pm and is closed on Mondays and some public holidays. Phone 9789 1671 for details. MCCLELLAND SCULPTURE PARK+GALLERY A: 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin T: 9789 1671 W: FB: McClellandSculpturePark+Gallery INSTA: mcclellandgallery

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peninsula BY LIZ ROGERS trained her and she’s just a beaut!” Lucy sleeps in Alan and Susie’s bedroom (on the floor!) in the Mount Martha house that’s been in Susie’s family for 60 years. She’s on the Royal Canine diet and loves a lounge on the rug in the living room too, but it is at school where she makes a major difference. Alan continues. “The children read to her and don’t feel any Eight years old, this gorgeous canine takes a of the pressure they may feel in front of their walk every morning on Mount Martha beach peer group. The eight-year-old kids we help with Alan and his wife, Susie; has a saunter really benefit. There was one boy who had in the evening; and sets off to Mornington just lost his grandfather and his dad wasn’t Park Primary School and Osborne Primary around. He was already two years older than School respectively twice a week where the rest of the group. The sessions with Lucy she sits on a mat nestled up close to her and I made a huge difference. He caught up student as Alan gets down to the business of and began enjoying reading! We’ve been reading. Alan explains. “She’s just a fantastic volunteering with Story Dogs for a couple of dog. We bought her from a breeder when years now.” she was a pup and have never looked back. Thumbs up to Lucy! She’s got inbuilt intelligence. If there’s ever If you are interested in volunteering with any tension at home she comes up to us your dog, or would like more information on and places her paw on one of our legs and Story Dogs, go to just waits. She’s never been food-driven. All she wants to do is please and be good. We

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Daniel’s a five-time and current Victorian grass court champion, three-time Victorian hardcourt champion and two-time clay court champion. And if that’s not enough to get you booking lessons, he’s coached alongside some of the best, including Jason Stoltenberg, John McCurdy and Nicole Pratt, and has just returned from Wimbledon supporting 16th seed Ashleigh Barty. Daniel is an integral member of Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club and has played for it in the premier

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Reading with dogs a success story BY KATE SEARS A student reads to Clyde and his owner, Kelly, as part of the Story Dogs literacy program.

No child should be left behind in literacy. To make reading fun for children so they become confident, lifelong readers, Story Dogs visits primary schools and allows children to read to a dog and its handler in a private, non-judgmental setting. As of last month, 1840 children Australia-wide have been helped by Story Dogs. There are 366 volunteer dog teams and 220 schools are involved. The not-for-profit Story Dogs program provides well-trained dogs and their volunteer owners to assist students with their literacy skills and in many cases their emotional needs. There’s an amazing outcome when a child reads to a dog; the child’s literacy skills increase, their focus improves, and their confidence blooms. It’s the accepting, loving nature of dogs that gives the program its pure magic, helping the children open up, relax, try harder and have fun while reading. During the session the handler will often speak through the dog, saying such things as: “Spot doesn’t understand what’s happening on this page. Can you help him out?” Here the child

becomes the teacher and their confidence soars. Story Dogs was formed by Leah Sheldon and Janine Sigley in 2009, and the Melbourne branch was launched in 2014. Believing that learning to read is often less about intellectual limitation than overcoming fears is what gives Story Dogs its high success rate. The dogs are the perfect reading buddies because they promote relaxation and don’t judge, laugh or criticise, allowing the child to proceed at their own pace. It’s a program that creates a relaxed, fun space for children to practise their reading skills in a quiet area of the school grounds for 20 minutes of one-on-one time with the dog team and a book chosen to suit their reading level. When it comes to teaching children to read, there is growing evidence to suggest it can help to have kids read to a dog. There are 12 volunteer dog teams within the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula area and they’re rapidly growing. Several schools have indicated that they would like multiple teams because they can see the benefits of the program reflected in their students’ confidence and progress. For more information about volunteering and to sponsor one of the volunteer dog teams, visit


at Ranelagh league, having won the club championship on two occasions. He is passionate about the game and delivering professional coaching to a new generation of tennis stars and everyone who wants to improve their game — and you don’t even have to be a Ranelagh Club member! His father, Garry, who is a multiple Victorian title winner, will be assisting. Call the Ranelagh Club today to secure your place to get ahead of the game or to play and socialise outdoors. Daniel’s credibility in Australian tennis is hard to beat, and the club will be offering Hot Shots, adult, junior and group coaching (including schools), squad training and Nitro Tennis Academy. Ace! RANELAGH CLUB A: 3 Rosserdale Cres, Mount Eliza T: 9787 0265 M: 0422 411 895 or 0411 221 736 tennis direct W: FB: RanelaghClub INSTA: ranelaghclubmounteliza Issue 81, AUGUST 2018

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The Casuarina Student Restaurant is open for three-course lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with an additional lunch service to run on Thursdays throughout spring. The restaurant showcases all the Peninsula has to offer by sourcing local produce that’s cooked and served by students who work, study and reside in the region.

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Chisholm trainer and chef William Harmelin says: “The meals are wholesome and reflect seasonal availability. The food is a contemporary blend of classics and modern meals; all our produce is proudly sourced locally through our partnerships with local farmers and producers.” Restaurant chefs are either apprentices from some of the best regional Mornington Peninsula restaurants, cafés and wineries or full-time commercial cookery students on industry placement studying a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery. While the chefs run the kitchen, lunch service is provided by students studying a Certificate II or III in Hospitality specialising in front of house skills. “Our live restaurant offers a realistic environment to showcase the talent and skills our students have developed during their course and provide them with the confidence and experience to take into industry and beyond,” William says. “Our students learn in a restaurant offering a classic setting that combines modern influences in service and food.” Casuarina can cater for corporate or social group functions of up to 45 people. The venue has AV equipment and venue hire is complementary when you book a function with catering. Chefs can discuss any event requirements, dates, menu options and prices. Let Chisholm Hospitality students wine and dine you with a delicious three-course lunch service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon-2pm. Bookings are essential on 5950 2000 or email Casuarina Restaurant is at Chisholm Institute Campus, Building A, cnr Boneo Rd and Henry Wilson Drive, Rosebud. Community, seniors and industry group bookings are welcome.

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St Kilda’s beloved Hotel Esplanade will reopen in November when hospitality group Sand Hill Road unveils its landmark development of the seaside icon. Restored to its former grandeur and glory, The Espy will be home to a dynamic range of lifestyle experiences and offer a new dining, drinking and cultural destination to Melbourne. While 140 years of history buoys The Espy, Sand Hill Road has not only looked to the venue’s proud past but to its future for inspiration. Director Andy Mullins fondly recalls what the previous owners told them the day the sale went through. “They said that we might have bought The Espy, but we’d never really own it. It belongs to the people of Melbourne. We have always loved the pub, but we know that it holds a special place in many different hearts for many different reasons. There’s no other pub like it in Australia.” Issue 81, AUGUST 2018

The team has spent the past 12 months delving into the venue’s fascinating history and meeting the residents, artists, bookers, comedians, managers, family and friends who have great memories of big nights in the Gershwin Room and the main bar to help shape The Espy’s exciting new chapter. Sand Hill Road has gathered an army of talent to bring the vision to life and is currently recruiting 300 people to join The Espy family. One of the most noticeable changes will be the scope of the venue, with parts of the building people never knew existed opening up. Visitors who remember it as two levels will now be able to journey from the basement stage and iconic public bar to the expansive main bar, a garden terrace overlooking St Kilda Pier, the Gershwin Room, a fast-paced casual dining kitchen, the Mya Tiger Cantonese restaurant with accompanying cocktail bar, and The Ghost of Alfred Felton cocktail bar on the top floor. The latter is an homage to The Espy’s most notable resident, Alfred Felton, a wealthy chemist and art-lover

who lived and died at the seaside hotel. “We started delving into the history of Alfred and discovered what an incredible man he was,” Andy says. “We want to create something he would be proud of and to keep his story alive throughout the venue.” When Felton died, his bequest was left to various Victorian charities to support victims of domestic violence and The National Gallery of Victoria, which meant the gallery’s acquisition funds suddenly exceeded those of London’s National and Tate galleries combined. It has since purchased more than $2billion worth of art. Sand Hill Road’s vision is ultimately to create a pub where all Melburnians feel at home. “We’re not trying to please one market — that’s not The Espy,” Andy says. “We’re going all out to create a world-class cocktail bar, and then only 27 stairs away have 800 people looking out to the ocean, drinking beers and smashing pizzas or heading into a gig at one of the stages inside. Different types of people, there for different reasons, day and night. That’s always been The Espy — a melting pot of Melbourne.”

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Kate Sears speaks to Daniel Burt about growing up in Frankston, his comedy career and what it’s like writing for television shows such as the ABC’s Hard Quiz and CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. What’s your education and experience? I graduated from Frankston High School, thankfully just before the advent of social media. I don’t want to romanticise the past but I long for the days of getting bullied face to face. While studying Media and Communications at Melbourne University I performed stand-up and hosted community TV and radio, and quickly got work writing TV comedy and have never looked back, mainly due to chronic neck issues. Early on I was writing for The Glass House and The Einstein Factor on ABC-TV, and lived in New York as intern in the writing department of the Late Show with David Letterman. I was Europe-based entertainment correspondent for The Age, a founding writer of The Project, The Weekly and senior writer for Hard Quiz — among many other gigs the memory of which I’ve deliberately repressed. Where are you living? After returning from Paris I now live in Prahran, taking in the sights and sounds and unfortunate smells of Chapel St — although page 102 of the Melway is my spiritual

home, and also my real home if for some reason I need to go back to live with my parents in Frankston. Could you tell us a little about your stand-up comedy show A Trip Down Memory Laneway? Melbourne is the love of my life. And like any romance I’m obsessed with its history and spend too much time stalking people from its past. It’s easy to overlook that Melbourne is a town full of hidden intrigue with oddballs and crazy incidents around every stencil-graffitied and urine-soaked corner. The show is a unique, comedic and nostalgic celebration of the city we love. What was it like being a senior writer for Hard Quiz? It’s deeply rewarding to get a sense of the breadth of intelligence and passion across the country, and it’s an honour to work with Tom Gleeson and such committed and gifted writers. With the variety of special subjects it’s easy to get lost down rabbit holes, investigating

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the intricacies of Rolex watches or the history of the Freemasons. What other gig allows you to indulge in such disparate curiosities? Unfortunately, I now know more about The Goonies than I ever thought necessary. What do you love about Frankston? I like its remoteness from but accessibility to the city, and our proximity to the water — even if the definition of ‘water’ is stretched a bit at Kananook Creek. How was the Comedy Festival? I was very lucky to be doing a show about the history of Melbourne inside Tasma Terrace, a hidden room in a pop-up venue with a secret bar inside the National Trust. The only way the show could have been more Melbourne is if Sydney tried to steal it. I do talk a little bit about Frankston in the show, and people enjoy the fact that the station’s three-letter code is FKN. Just say that out loud. Even our abbreviation is trolling us.

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Mornington’s own Reilly Stapleton is an emerging singersongwriter who enthralls audiences with her emotional lyrics and soulful voice. Though busy gigging around Frankston, the Peninsula and farther afield, Reilly snatched some time to chat with us about her exciting career. Who or what inspires your songwriting? My Nana’s love for writing poetry helped me discover my own love for writing songs. Ever since I was little, my family was so supportive of my singing and always wanted to hear their favourite songs sung. My dad in particular loved it — he’s always been one of my biggest influences with what I write about because losing him was heartbreaking and hurt me more than I could ever explain, but I feel I have this way of letting him live on through my songs. What was it like to make your first music video, for your song That One’s On Me? So much fun! Jumping off The Pillars into freezing cold water was uncomfortable but I loved every moment! Michael (@shotbysadler) did such an amazing job on the video, and since it was such an emotional and personal song it had to be 100 per cent perfect before it was released.

What’s your proudest achievement? My participation award for the high school swimming, haha! It would have to be being accepted into the GRID series artist program. I felt so privileged to be one of eight artists involved in the program. I got to meet amazing people in the music industry, record a song, be mentored, and have a live performance video shot. Any crazy gig stories? There’s always something happening, whether it be Izaac — my poor drummer’s — drum pad not working halfway through a gig, leaving him tapping away in silence, or Ryan — my piano player — making up solos and playing the piano with his head. Every gig is crazy! Why do you love where you live and how does it inspire your work? I’ve lived here my entire life and I love it. I’m extremely lucky to live opposite the beach, therefore I’m always getting the peace and serenity of the ocean and beautiful sunsets. I love being able to live so close to my friends and family — it gives me such a sense of security, which makes exploring and building my music career a lot easier. This industry can be make or break and you’re always walking a tightrope, so it’s good to know I have amazing family and friends to catch me if I fall. Find Reilly as ‘Reilly Stapleton’ on Spotify and Soundcloud

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Author’s right at home in Balnarring BY KATE SEARS

Influenced by his father’s bedtime storytelling and the isolation of farm life, Garry Disher decided at a young age that he wanted to become a writer. He has now written more than 50 books and gone on to become one of Australia’s best-known authors. Garry resides near Balnarring, choosing to return to the country life after growing up on a farm in South Australia. “I like the rural lifestyle,” he says. “I like living on a dirt road away from built-up urban areas. The Mornington Peninsula gives me this with its beautiful varied landscape, and I’m always a short drive from a vineyard, a beach or the shops. If I need to go up to the city, I take the train from Frankston.” Garry gained a Bachelor’s Degree from Adelaide University and proceeded to work and travel. After returning home, he hit the books again and completed his Masters in Australian History at Monash University in Melbourne. He was also awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University in California and taught creative writing in Melbourne for many years before becoming a full-time writer in 1988. Often drawing inspiration for his crime thrillers from newspapers, Garry says: “I think writers are alert to everything around them — something someone says, something they see, something they read in the newspaper. Sometimes you have to wait for several of these ideas to come together.” Garry credits meet-the-author sessions, workshops and festivals for assisting his career development. “The smaller festivals and talks are my preference because you can really engage with the audience and experience a friendlier atmosphere.” You can check out Garry’s extensive list of works at BY DWAYNE ORANGE

Sick of paying through the nose for a taxi or an Uber? What about paying through the notes? Enter the Singalong Shuttle. Yep, those nifty Nordics have done it again. Remember our story in last month’s MPM on the Nordic pet supply chain that introduced “pawternity” leave for its employees? Well, how about this: the Singalong Shuttle — the world’s first taxi that you pay for by singing. The Singalong Shuttle was introduced for last month’s Ruisrock Festival in Finland by cleanenergy company Fortum, and the only payment it accepted was singing. Sounds fare enough to me. The service also only employed electric cars as part of Fortum’s bid to encourage greater use of clean energy and promote its Charge & Drive electric vehicle charging network, which it says is the largest in the Nordics with more than 2000 charging stations. “With Singalong Shuttle we want to show people in a joyful way how comfortable and easy it is to drive an electric car,” said Fortum’s brand manager, Jussi Mälkiä. “The silent electric cars make it possible to enjoy singing without background noise and emissions.” As with pawternity leave, I reckon the Singalong Shuttle is a cracking idea that would go down an absolute treat in Oz. I’ve even come up with a name and a concept: Karaoke Kabs, and each “kab” will have a list of tunes that passengers could choose from. It could include classic driving songs like Golden Earring’s Radar Love; songs with “car” or “taxi” in the title like The Beatles’ Baby, You Can Drive My Car or Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi; even, at a pinch, songs by bands with “car” or “cab” in their names, like The Cars or Death Cab For Cutie ... well, OK, maybe not the last one. So come on all you clean-energy companies and electric car manufacturers, how about it? That’s my business name and concept, and if you’re the first cab off the rank I invite you to put in a bid for the whole (gear) box and (fluffy) dice. How about it? It’s going for a song.

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Now you see me, now I live “Be Seen, Stay Alive.” That’s the slogan created by Arthur Ranken, a retired farmer and the inventor of the “SeeMe” Bicycle Safety Reflector System, a totally new concept in bicycle road safety.

The kits can be purchased through participating local school fundraising programs or online at, and Arthur hopes they will soon be available from retail outlets as well. But Arthur says he would like parents and schools to become involved and so encourage road safety conversations with children. Having now developed this bicycle safety reflector system, Arthur wants to encourage all cyclists to embrace it as part of the private bicycle road safety campaign he is initiating. “People should talk about it and use it. It does solve a problem and will make a big difference, just as seatbelts in cars made a difference.”

While driving at night, Arthur has almost struck three cyclists that he could not see against oncoming headlights because they had no illumination on their bikes at all. Angered and frustrated by this, he has now developed the “SeeMe” Bicycle Safety Reflector system that not only makes bicycles extremely visible in traffic at night, but also visible from all directions. “SeeMe” Safety Reflector Kits come with eight peel-off, self-adhesive, high-powered reflective segments and fitting instructions. Attached to the bicycle frame in a specified manner, they create a distinguishing “Block of 4” bicycle recognition image at both the back and the front of the bike. Arthur says that as well as making bikes with no illumination extremely visible at night, these reflectors also can double the visibility of bicycles that are already fitted with other lighting. Arthur says all cyclists have a “Duty of Care” to make their bicycles fully visible to all other road users at night for safety. “SeeMe” Reflectors do this extremely well and at a low cost — just $25 for a kit of eight pre-cut reflector segments and less for family packs.

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“SeeMe” Reflectors also help drivers estimate the distance between them and any bike on the road at night more accurately than fast flashing bicycle lights allow. They also have no batteries, moving parts or plastic mounts to break, they use the latest and brightest overseas reflective technology available, and they come in yellow because the reflectivity of yellow is about five times brighter than traditional red. “SeeMe” Reflectors are also a must for mountain bike enthusiasts. Should a cyclist become lost or injured during off-road cycling activities and darkness falls, these reflectors will make the lost bike very much easier to find by search parties with spotlights. That would speed up the rescue and could easily be lifesaving at very little cost.


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The trucks of the 19th century Transporting heavy cargo in the early days of the Colony of Victoria was a major problem. Wagons or drays drawn by horses or bullocks moved slowly over the roads, which were little more than tracks. The quicker and cheaper solution was to use small sailing vessels for most transport. Until the building of the railway lines, and for some time after, many small schooners, ketches and cutters operated around the coast. Most of these could carry as much as two or three large wagons, were managed usually by a crew of two and, under sail, covered the distance much more quickly than over land. Recently in the Mornington Leader, Peter Mitchell wrote of the limeburners of the Mornington Peninsula. Lime was used in the mortar that held together the bricks and stone of

Melbourne’s new buildings. It was, however, a dangerous cargo because it heated if water came in contact with it and this could cause a fire. One of the vessels of the lime fleet was the topsail schooner Rosetta. Built of red gum in 1851 with a length of 14m, she carried nearly 500 bags of lime. In October 1875 she was almost lost to a fire caused by a leak in the hull. Fortunately, the fire was put out when the cargo was removed. The fire brigade attended but was unable to use water, which would have made the situation worse. Lime was only one of the many cargoes carried around Port Phillip by small sailing vessels in the early days. Firewood for the bakers’ ovens, shell grit for the glass works, wool, hides, and wattle bark for the leather tanners were all brought to Melbourne in small sailing

vessels. On their return passages they carried many of the daily needs of the residents of the Peninsula. Pope’s Eye, or ‘The Fort’, between Portsea and Queenscliff was built using bluestone blocks carried aboard these same small sailing vessels. Named after a naval officer, work began in 1888 but ceased when advances in gunnery made it unnecessary. These little vessels were truly the trucks of their time. BY MAURIE HUTCHINSON President, Peninsula Ship Society T: Maurie Hutchinson 9787 5780 E: The Peninsula Ship Society meets at Hastings Yacht Club on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10am. Visitors always welcome.

These modern sailing vessels illustrate the rigs of the typical traders of the 1800s.

Rally around Relay For Life

Last year, 2187 people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula heard the words “You have cancer”. So this September help Frankston and Peninsula Relay For Life celebrate its 15th year of raising money to find a cure for cancer so others in our community don’t have to hear those words. Frankston and Peninsula Relay For Life is an overnight team walk that has raised more than $1.2 million for Cancer Council Victoria’s research, support, information and prevention programs. The relay celebrates cancer survivors and carers, remembers loved ones taken by cancer, and includes activities that promote ways in which we can all fight back against cancer. Relay For Life is for everyone, no matter your age or fitness level. This year’s Relay For Life will be held on the weekend

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of September 22-23 at Ballam Park, with teams taking turns to walk or run the athletics track. It begins with an opening ceremony at 4pm on Saturday as cancer survivors and carers take centre stage to do the opening lap before enjoying a special afternoon tea. At 8pm a candlelight ceremony is held to celebrate loved ones who have survived or succumbed to cancer. Candle bags with personal messages line the track and light the way for the overnight walk. Midnight heralds the start of the 42.2km marathon for the super-fit; for those not quite at that level, there’s a half-marathon or team marathon starting at 1am. The closing ceremony at 11am on Sunday wraps up the event, with organisers thanking the volunteers and the community for making Relay For Life possible. When not walking, participants can enjoy the relay atmosphere and festivities, with entertainers, games, team activities and food vendors to keep everybody going for the 19 hours. So come and have some fun, celebrate our cancer survivors and carers and raise vital money for Cancer Council Victoria by starting or joining a team in the Frankston and Peninsula Relay For Life. Cancer never rests, and for that reason neither will Relay For Life. Go to, email or phone the supporter care team on 1300 656 585 today.

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Dunsford puts clients first As a financial planning business, Dunsford Financial feels it is important to talk to you about what you have been observing in the media. The Royal Commission has called into question many common practices, and first and foremost is whether there is misconduct in banks and major financial institutions, and whether change is required to business models that are vertically integrated. This temptation to cross-sell their own product into their own client networks is not always in the client’s best interest. Unfortunately it will now take the Royal

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Commission to investigate such revelations which equates to approximately 88 per cent of the industry owned by the big four banks and AMP. Dunsford Financial is not one of those businesses. Everyone at Dunsford Financial feels a mixture of sadness, anger and bewilderment that such appalling business practices have occurred at the big end of town and have gone unchanged for so long. The team at Dunsford Financial love what they do and take enormous pride in helping people get their financial lives in order. They have been advising people on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 35 years. If you would like a second opinion on your current financial position, whether it be Superannuation, Aged

Care, Life Insurance, Pensions or Wills, the team at Dunsford look forward to helping you. DUNSFORD FINANCIAL PLANNING A: 41 Lathams Rd, Carrum Downs T: 9788 5788 E: W: FB: dunsfordfinancialplanning The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek professional advice from a financial adviser. Dunsford Financial Planning Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Synchron AFS Licence No. 243313

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Nonna’s Pantry Exclusive culinary and shopping tour of Italy

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10 nights from $5,500*pp 6 nights in Abruzzo, truffle hunting, cooking classes, winery tour and tastings, olive oil tasting, cheese making and tasting, excursions to artisans, castles and markets. 4 nights in Florence, Tuscan cooking class, wine tastings, Chianti tour, shop like a local with a personal shopper guide! Fully escorted small group tour! *conditions apply

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Italian tour with more BY LIZ ROGERS

Leanne Lappin from Travel Managers in Mount Martha knows how to holiday. With more than 40 years’ experience in the travel industry, she specialises in making your trip a once-in-a-lifetime ease and excitement-filled adventure. Leanne has travelled extensively throughout Europe and Africa and has cruised the world — she belongs to leading cruise consortium Cruiseco — so she understands travel from the ground up, resulting in your hassle-free escape. Working under the Travel Managers banner as a mobile travel agent means she comes to you when you’ve got the time and at a place that’s convenient too. Next year sees Leanne and Mount Martha resident Rose from Nonna’s

Pantry Cooking School join to present an incredibly special Italian tour. Including a six-night stay in Abruzzo just northeast of Rome, indulging in the tastes, aromas and sights of the Adriatic region before moving on to a personal shopping encounter in Florence — think Italian leather coats and bags! — this tour has style stamped all over it. Rose has had a passion for cooking since she was very young and is excited to guide you through her homeland to taste and experience the preparation of the produce that connects body and soul. Book now to secure your place on a tour that delivers fresh Italian flavour and ambience. TRAVEL MANAGERS A: Mount Martha M: 0402 622 583 W:

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Original A-grade car restoration BY LIZ ROGERS

We all know you can get your tyres sorted at The Tyre Place in Mornington. We also know that the customer service is second to none. But did you know that it’s the quirky kind of jobs that this family-owned and operated business loves doing best of all? The Tyre Place covers all your tyre and automotive needs, including routine services, mechanical repairs, suspension, batteries, wheels, brakes, but it is the rejuvenation of old cars that Andrew just loves to tinker with. He explains. “We’re good at servicing cars because we’ve had a lot of practice. But it’s those kinds of jobs where someone brings in an older model car that’s been hiding away in the garage

collecting dust that really thrill. They are the jobs that are full of excitement because you start with something that is a bit worse for wear and bring it back from the brink. You can really get your hands dirty, you know? I’ve always loved going to car shows and seeing how much time and effort someone has put into fixing up a vehicle. It’s satisfying.” So if you’ve got a four-wheeled treasure that you’ve never got around to fixing up, book it in with Andrew, Sandy and Jake at The Tyre Place. They can fix all makes and no job is too big or too small. Done. THE TYRE PLACE A: 2/131 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington W: T: 5976 8368

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Dromana Primary School students have transformed a graffiti eyesore into a work of art. The school’s Prep students created Indigenous animal oil crayon drawings in workshops with Jill Anderson, from Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s arts and culture team, that now adorn a freeway underpass at McCulloch St. Their Grade 6 buddies recorded the Preps’ stories that accompany the 12 artworks, and an eBook with all the artworks and stories will be available via the council and school websites. School principal Bruce Mesley said: “Being involved in this unique project highlights our school’s connection to place and allows the opportunity for our Prep and Grade 6 students to create a link to the first landholders and the

magnificent environment in which we reside.” The project was a joint initiative of the council, the school and VicRoads in response to repeated graffiti at the underpass. “This area is regularly used by cars, pedestrians and students heading towards Dromana Primary School,” said Mayor Bryan Payne. “Now anyone passing by can enjoy artwork designed by local students as they make their way through Dromana.” Cr Antonella Celi said: “We’re so pleased to see the creativity of local school children on display to the local community and visitors to the area. These wonderful artworks show how arts and culture play an important role in encouraging a creative and inspired community.” Cr Simon Brooks said: “This is a great collaboration which has resulted with not only beautiful artwork in Dromana, but has created great relationships between students of

diverse ages and abilities.” Cr Frank Martin said: “This project is part of the shire’s arts and culture strategy by creating a more connected and vital community through arts. This collaborative project will create vitality in Dromana and share our history.” Cr David Gill said: “This is a wonderful project that allowed the students to foster awareness of indigenous art-making and celebrate connection to place.” See the artworks at Mornington Shire Mayor Bryan Payne, Cr Simon Brooks and Cr Antonella Celi celebrate the underpass artwork installation with Dromana Primary School teachers and students and VicRoads representatives.

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Mount Eliza Village is all this and more Tucked off the Nepean Highway midway between Mornington and Frankston, Mount Eliza Village is one of the Peninsula’s best-kept shopping secrets. Intimate enough to retain a delightful charm that many major shopping centres lack, yet with an array of shops and businesses that belie its size, Mount Eliza Village constantly surprises. It’s home to an impressive line-up of independent clothing, footwear, kids’ wear and homewares businesses, but it is among the few remaining shopping precincts where there isn’t a fashion or homewares chain store to be seen. Instead, among the long list of products and services Mount Eliza Village offers, you’ll discover gorgeous and unique fashion labels, Spanish and Italian footwear only found elsewhere in Brunswick, custom-made timber furniture, locally made homewares, upmarket recycled clothing, special event fashion rentals, a made-to-measure female outfitter and an art gallery. There are three independent butchers, an independent baker, a seafood shop and an extensive fruit and vegie store that includes a deli corner. If you feel the need to pamper yourself — and who doesn’t — you’re truly spoilt for choice. And that goes for the guys as well as the gals, with a busy ‘on trend’ barber shop that’ll have your man looking like continued on page 59

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The place where smiles are made

By Liz Rogers

The Smile Place Mt Eliza is at the cutting edge of dentistry design and wellbeing. Principal dentist Dr Andre Schertel and his team forge strong relationships with their patients to ensure ultimate comfort and confidence. This is a dental clinic where streamlined dentistry plus the use of advanced technology result in smiles that transform lives. Dentists and hygienists work together to deliver a premium dental service, while the clinic’s up-to-date technology delivers radical results. 3D scanning technology uses a hand-held camera to take thousands of high-definition photos of the teeth, which are then used to create a 3D model of the jaw. This allows the team to design porcelain crowns or veneers that fit the patient’s prepared teeth in a single visit. Are you wondering if you should have veneers? This ground-breaking technology is also used for Smile Makeovers - your new smile is entirely digitally designed and then you have the opportunity to try it out in real life! This same technology is used in the clinic’s popular Smilefast Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment for adults to simulate the potential results of having braces. Make your smile a priority with The Smile Place Mt Eliza – the smile-making professionals who make you feel welcome too! THE SMILE PLACE MT ELIZA A: 1299 Nepean Highway, Mount Eliza T: 9775 4600 W:


Endermologie puts an end to cellulite Peninsula Endermologie owner Niamh Hislop knows that endermologie works. A former senior cosmetic nurse for The Harley Medical Group (the UK’s leading cosmetic clinic), she has witnessed its benefits first-hand.

“After I had my second child my legs badly needed some TLC, so I went looking for the only solution I know that works to get rid of cellulite. I couldn’t believe endermologie wasn’t available on the Peninsula. Endermologie has been used all over the world for more than 30 years. “The gentle mechanical massage reduces the appearance of cellulite and unwanted fat deposits with zero risk and no downtime. Many women believe there’s nothing they can do about cellulite and stubborn fat and often resign themselves to covering up their bodies, so there’s nothing more satisfying to me than seeing my clients get their confidence back and wearing their shorty-shorts again.” Endermologie also delivers anti-ageing facials and is effective in the treatment of scars, post-op swelling and bruising, fluid retention, lymphedema, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, muscle spasms and delayed onset

muscle soreness. To find out more, call Niamh (“Neve”) today. PENINSULA ENDERMOLOGIE WELLNESS CENTRE & CELLULITE SOLUTIONS A: 120 Humphries Rd, Mount Eliza M: 0434 946 209 W: FB:@peninsula.endermologie


Driven by a highly energetic team of gardeners, Crown Lawn & Garden Services is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s leading residential and small commercial landscape companies. Owner Greg Paydon and his team have been offering the highest standards in garden transformations, both traditional and contemporary, since 1998. With more than 30 years’ combined experience and extensive knowledge of the Peninsula, they have the right advice,

contacts, garden landscaping services and skills to build your outdoor living solutions any time of the year. They can ensure a smooth, professional transition from your designs to final construction. They bring together beautifully designed areas where your existing or new pool and spa can be enhanced with stunning gardens to create the ideal landscape to suit your lifestyle. Their website gallery displays various elements for your garden such as turf installations, playground, swimming pool and

spa, paving, fire pits, large-scale garden clean-ups and long-term gardening and lawn maintenance programs. For a full list of available services and to find out what Crown Lawn & Garden Services can do for you, call Greg on 0417 415 417. CROWN LAWN & GARDEN SERVICES E: W: FB: Crown Lawn & Garden Services

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good enough for Mum Back in 1983, Kevin Hickman was a former policeman turned private detective. He was asked to investigate an aged care home fire in Christchurch, New Zealand and Kevin did not like what he saw. “The fire was in an old villa and there were four people to a room all with shared toilets,’’ Kevin recalls. “To me it was crazy, the standards were so poor. But that’s how aged care homes were in those days.’’ Kevin would never dream of putting his Mother into a place like that if she needed to go into care. “I thought, what would I want for Mum?” “I’d want a single room, with an

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attached ensuite. Not a shared ensuite, because that creates enormous problems.’’ Furthermore, care had to be better than anywhere else. And so, Ryman’s philosophy that care has to be “good enough for Mum” was born. John Ryder was Kevin’s business partner. John was an accountant, and together they made a dynamic pair. Ryman – a combination of Ryder and Hickman – Healthcare was registered and they bought their first property to convert into a resthome in 1984. More than 30 years later, Ryman Healthcare has grown to become the largest retirement village operator in New Zealand, and a

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trusted operator in Victoria. Ryman provides a range of retirement living options, from independent living apartments and townhouses through to serviced apartments, as well as low care, high care and specialist dementia care. Ryman villages include resortstyle facilities such as indoor swimming pools, movie theatres, cafés, bowling greens and hair and beauty salons. Our systems are constantly refined. This ensures we are providing the best care for residents who are looked after by well trained staff who share our values. The size of the villages and the facilities offered may have

“I thought, what would I want for Mum?” changed, but Ryman’s core philosophy remains the same. Care is at the heart of what we do. And it’s got to be good enough for Mum. Or Dad!

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Experience the Eliza Blue difference Shopping at Eliza Blue is a pleasure, and not just because of the award-winning décor and delightful ambience. Cathryn and Magda’s friendly, attentive service puts everyone at ease, and they listen, making sure you look and feel great, no matter your age or shape.

continued from page 54 he’s just stepped out of the pages of GQ magazine. Even the Ritchies supermarket is boutique style, and embraces a Maille mustard bar for the foodies with 30-plus varieties of blended mustards and dressings. In most of these businesses you can still get to talk to the business owners, who offer genuine, informed customer service and advice because they really do care about you and your choices. Popping into the Village in the mornings sees the emerging demographic of 30-somethings who now call Mount Eliza home creating a coffee rush hour as they stop for a breather and a chat after the morning school drop-offs. This caffeine demand has driven a multitude of trendy cafes to open in recent years, spoiling residents and visitors alike with choices of blends. Similarly, the options for leisurely breakfasts, long lunches and evening eating continue to expand with a growing range of eateries that cover an enormous range of styles and cuisines, complemented more recently with the arrival of several fashionable wine bars. So why tackle the crowds at a Southland or a Chadstone when you can save your petrol money and your sanity by shopping closer to home. Visit Mount Eliza Village and embrace its unique retail culture. You’ll be glad you did.

Complementing the great service is Eliza Blue’s unique range of smart casual fashion, shoes and accessories. Owner Cathryn personally chooses every item, ensuring her collections are distinctive, perfect for you, and affordable (nothing over $200). Her selections take well-known labels such as pingpong, Hammock & Vine, Yarra Trail and Marco Polo to a whole new level, and to add European flair she sources stylish niche labels such as Fred Sabatier. To complete the experience, she showcases a glittering array of jewellery, bags and scarves that perfectly match the fashion. During August, mention Mornington Peninsula Magazine and receive a free gift valued at $20 with every purchase over $100 (T&Cs apply). ELIZA BLUE A: 114 Mt Eliza Way, Mount Eliza T: 9787 6119

Award-winning travel innovator Trish Stamp knows travel. Her consistent hard work and creative thinking have resulted in her becoming one of the travel industry’s leading consultants, and she has been awarded time and time again for excellence in the industry. A 2015 helloworld Diamond Achievement Award winner, a 2016 helloworld Platinum Achievement Award winner and a Gold Achievement winner in 2017, Trish loves her job and gets a real thrill out of hearing about her clients’ adventures and the joy they bring. Diligence, determination and dedication to ensuring clients receive the best person to person experience has made this Mount Eliza legend one of the most reliable and exciting travel agents in the business. Why not escape the daily grind and wintry weather by booking a trip with one of Mount Eliza’s most innovative escape idea motivators who has the accolades to prove she’s right on target. Forty years in the business counts for something. Hawaii, New Zealand and Europe await, people. No awards for guessing who to call. TRISH STAMP TRAVEL — HELLOWORLD A: 70 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza T: 9787 5437 W: FB: Trish Stamp Travel

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Planning your holiday should be as exciting as your time away. Working with you to prepare the perfect itinerary is half the fun, and having a Personal Travel Manager who knows how to get the most from your adventure is invaluable.

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Lisa loves travel Lisa Phillips knows the world like the back of her hand. Having travelled to more than 55 countries in her 25 years in the travel industry, Lisa is full of fantastic ideas on where to go, how to get there and where to stay. No trip is too big or too small for Lisa to organise, and because she’s made a life of exploring far-off places, she knows how to get the most out of your travel plans, itineraries and your bottom dollar. As a personal TravelManager — part of The House Of Travel Group — she can offer fully accredited travel organisation from woah to go so you can sit back and enjoy the ride, and because she has access to a wide range of wholesalers and travel deals she can prioritise and personalise. She is also experienced in booking large school trips with precision and care. Lisa has always been a spirited voyager and motivated organiser. Her knowledge is unsurpassed because she’s visited multiple countries from north to south and east to west. If you’re ready to hit the road or your business is searching for an experienced corporate travel adviser, Lisa can assist. It's also nearly

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that time of year when European Earlybird deals for 2019 are released, so contact Lisa to be added to her Earlybird List so you don't miss out on all the inspirational travel deals. These will include huge savings on flights, touring (APT, Trafalgar, Insight etc), travel insurance, hotels and cruising. As a mobile consultant, she comes to you or you can visit her at her home office in Mount Eliza by appointment. Call Lisa, will travel. MT ELIZA TRAVEL MANAGERS A: Mount Eliza M: 0404 855 173 W: LisaPhillips FB: TravelManagersLisaPhillips

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Now is the time for a new you After the summer sun destruction to your skin, the tell-tale signs of ageing such as brown hyperpigmentation and red capillaries are scattered over our facial and body skin. The cooler months are the best time to rejuvenate your skin using IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacial. This treatment is also known as photorejuvenation.

IPL used light photons to rejuvenate skin and is the world’s most popular skin rejuvenation treatment. In contrast to laser resurfacing, IPL does not injure the skin’s surface and has no or little recovery time. The light is converted to heat energy, which fades specific targets resulting in a more even, youthful clearer complexion. Clients who have had IPL treatments once or twice a year over five years or more have healthier, more radiant and youthful skin. IPL is used on skin to even out a range of skin issues, including discolouration, texture, distended capillaries (redness), rosacea and poikiloderma on the neck. Most clients who have IPL tolerate the treatment well. The sensation is likened to the snapping of a few rubber bands at one time. The treatments are designed to give visible results over multiple visits, varying from one

to three over a few months. Almost all clients see the improvement after the first treatment. For some people the side effects of the IPL may include swelling or redness of the area, which may last a few days. Darker brown pigmentation usually washes off after seven days, and make-up can be used to cover this. Remember, IPL is a procedure with outstanding results, not a relaxing facial, giving our clients a more youthful you. Remember your body also. This treatment is suitable for face, neck, chest, arms, legs, backs etc. (remove those freckles). While becoming a more youthful you, remember skin tags and fibromas (Adele says barnacles). Do not simply burn barnacles off your skin, leaving white marks. Have your skin feeling smooth like a baby’s bum. We use Lam probe. Again Sue and Adele have been performing this procedure over many many years. It is not new; it just delivers results. While visiting Advanced Skin & Laser to have a free consult on those difficult to move fat deposits using Cryo Slim — yes, it works — ask about IPL rejuvenation, barnacle removal, IPL hair removal, microdermabrasion, peels and more. Phone 9787 7475 for an appointment now. SUE VERHEYEN

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Congratulations to 2017 Dromana College graduate, Kerstin McGregor seen here receiving the Premier’s VCE award for outstanding achievement in Outdoor Education with a study score of 50/50

Dromana College is a school which allows students to develop to their full potential. Our exceptional academic learning environment is built on offering a range of diverse learning experiences. With outstanding facilities, a committed professional staff and a caring school community, students are challenged to explore their interests and use their talents to achieve their best. A high performing provider of education on the Mornington Peninsula. • Outstanding VCE results • Single gender classes for the core subjects • Select entry academic enhancement program (LEAP) • Performing Arts Centre, Design Centre • International Sister Schools Program and study tours

• Elite coaching programs including Basketball and Cycling • Instrumental music tuition • Diverse and engaging extra curricula events • High expectations of all students • A clear and consistent code of conduct for all students

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Preparation for a ‘good life’ starts early at Balcombe Spend a few minutes talking to students at Balcombe and you will notice their authentic confidence. The students know that they are valued for who they are and they actively seek opportunities to extend their skills and knowledge. While the staff at Balcombe place high value on numeracy and literacy, we need to go beyond these foundational skills to prepare our students for the exciting and enriching futures we envision for them. We need to prepare students for a ‘good life’; a life with friends, meaningful work and diverse leisure. This requires an ability to know yourself and others. Learning to be emotionally intelligent, to be able to understand and manage the full range of emotions one experiences throughout life starts early at Balcombe. Working with families, we continue to offer opportunities that scaffold emotional intelligence. Students develop vocabulary to express how they’re feeling, while also allowing

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them to develop a rich understanding of others. They are intentionally placed in increasingly complex social situations to practise these skills in real situations. This insight might be gained through working collaboratively with friends, planning and running a small business or through studying abroad. To truly live ‘your best life’, the life that fits your goals and abilities, you must also develop courage. This is more than being fearless. In fact, the absence of fear is fundamentally unintelligent. Fear can keep us safe and alert us to potential dangers; in this way, it’s a very useful emotion. But if fear stops us doing the things that matter to us, then it is unlikely we will realise our full potential. Giving students experiences that allow them to feel nervous, to practise feeling unsure, is a shared responsibility of schools and families. This might be their first school camp or auditioning for the school production. Every day at Balcombe, students have many opportunities to try something, big or small, that makes them nervous. When they fall, there are plenty of people to encourage them to get back up and keep going. When they succeed in uncertain situations, they feel deep joy,

having achieved something difficult. In this way, students develop courage. Confident and courageous people have the freedom to be creative; to explore novel approaches, to form elegant solutions to problems. Creativity requires a departure from the familiar. Balcombe students enjoy and utilise modern equipment and resources as tools to produce creative work. On other occasions, students’ resources and equipment is intentionally limited. Limited resources compel students to practise ingenuity and resourcefulness. ‘Enterprising’ is the word we use at Balcombe to describe the resilience, the confidence, the resourcefulness and the determination to keep learning. Societies have a responsibility to raise children into capable, enterprising adults. We take this responsibility seriously and work hard with families to form young adults who lean confidently into their futures — graduates who have the courage to set their sights high, who are resourceful and courageous, who continue to learn and develop throughout their lives. MATTHEW DODD — Principal

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Free science activities at Coolart Calling all curious children, nature-loving adults and adventurous families: become platypus protectors, search for bird habitats or join an ecology tour of the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead reserve as part of National Science Week 2018. The third annual Science in the Park: Wildlife Counts event will be the focus of a variety of free and accessible science activities for all ages on Sunday, August 12, from 10am to 4pm at the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead in Somers. The event will be opened by a Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony by an elder from the Bunurong Land Council. PrimeSCI! Swinburne University of Technology, along with Parks Victoria, EPA Victoria, Birdlife Mornington Peninsula, Friends of Coolart, and many other organisations will host science presentations, tours of the reserve and fun handson science activities. The science seminars on the day will feature keynote speakers Ian Temby and Dr Andrea Hinwood, Victoria’s first Chief Environmental Scientist. Tours of the reserve will include an ecology tour with Gidja Walker. Leading up to the event, the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society has an astro-photography exhibition in the homestead. Ranger Jenny says: “It’s great to be able to work with PrimeSCI! Swinburne University of Technology to bring this event to Coolart for National Science Week. One of the most important things in managing our parks is research and monitoring — to understand what we have and how we are going to protect it. Gathering this information can not only be done by professional scientists but also the community using ‘citizen science’. This event will be a chance for people to see how science is used in our parks and how they can be involved.” National Science Week is Australia’s annual opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society, and runs from August 11-19. For more information on the Coolart event, follow scienceintheparkcoolart on Facebook.

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Even after 60 years in the business, Woottons Chartered Accountants has been around to see the business landscape change and flourish in the Mornington Peninsula area. Accountant and Cloud integrator Luke Sawyer loves the intersection of technology and accounting. Luke and his fellow accountants bring a wealth of knowledge to businesses, several of whom have been clients for many years. “In the past 10 years, technology has changed the way accountants and business owners interact and, as a result, we are closer than ever to having access to the real-time state of our clients’ business,” said Luke, who is passionate about the positive influence of technology on business. “The major benefit of accountants having access to current

business information is that we can work more directly with business owners on current issues, rather than relying on

outdated information or simply preparing compliance forms.” Keeping up with the most efficient

business practices can be difficult for business owners who are busy doing what they love and have existing processes in place that have not been reviewed in some time for potential gains in efficiency. “We can give relevant business advice and work with any new or existing business owners to go through more efficient software options and then be available to assist with training,” said Luke. Continuing to adapt, being aware of advances in technology and obtaining relevant business advice is the key to being and remaining successful in whatever business you run. WOOTTONS CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS A: 326 Main St, Mornington A: Office 24, 3050 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring T: 5975 3666 W: FB: WoottonsCA

How to free up precious TIME ….. while running a Business!! Serving the business community on the Mornington Peninsula for over 60 years. Most of us are time-poor these days, not least business owners. Running a successful business creates its own time demands with home life a usual casualty. The place to start looking is the efficiency of your accounting software. Most software packages are a

headache to use as they are too complex for business operators who are not formally trained in bookkeeping. We are specialists in cloud-based XERO which has become the leading-edge software for businesses in Australia. We can show you why this tool can simplify the constant “paper warfare” and free up your time to allow you to run your business more time effectively.

Whether you are an established business or just setting up, we are confident that we can sort out any problems with your accounting system and recommend addons, where appropriate, thereby adding value to your business. Please call Lyn on 5975-3666 to arrange an obligationfree demonstration with one of our expert team.

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Laraine McIntyre (seated) and Helen Joy with the photo of Edna Vincent displayed at the Pinkies at the main entrance to Frankston Hospital.

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Sears, delves into the history of the Pink Ladies, Peninsula Health’s longest running volunteer group, and explains how her greatgrandmother started it all in April 1968.

Edna Vincent joined Frankston Hospital in 1951 as a member of the Frankston Community Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, a group of doctors’ wives that focused on fundraising. Her association with the hospital began in November 1941 when her husband, Dr Frank Vincent, became a member of its founding committee. In 1952, Edna became president of the auxiliary. While dining with friends, an American guest suggested to Edna the idea of a hospital auxiliary with volunteer workers. After putting the concept forward to the hospital matron, she was refused until 1968, when the matron at the time, Jean Sutcliffe, asked Edna for some voluntary helpers. Lightening the workload of nurses and brightening up the lives of patients became a passion for Edna and her merry band of volunteers. Fast-forward to 1982, and Edna had 200 or so dedicated members and had succeeded in raising millions of dollars for the hospital via raffles, operating two hospital kiosks, hiring televisions, street collections, stalls and an annual fete. The money raised then funded building projects and patient care equipment. Celebrating its 50th year in service this year, this new auxiliary became fondly known as the Pink Ladies Issue 81, AUGUST 2018

Auxiliary because the 15 founding members were given a distinctive cheerful uniform consisting of a floral pink dress, with white shoes and later a pink cape. These chirpy ladies in pink would help carry out services within the hospital to assist staff and patients with tasks such as folding linen, delivering newspapers, escorting new patients to their wards, delivering and maintaining patients’ flowers and so much more. Their help was truly invaluable. Edna was awarded the MBE in 1964 for her outstanding services to the community. The Pinkies have also enjoyed visits from premiers and health ministers, and won the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Award in the Metropolitan Volunteer Team of the Year Icon category, and a 2010 Minister for Health Award for Volunteering in the Most Outstanding Team Achievement Award category. Edna spread the concept of Pink Ladies to at least 15 other hospitals and remained president of the Pink Ladies’ Auxiliary for 31 years until her death in 1999. Frankston Hospital has been able to continually grow and provide a high standard of patient care to the community thanks to Edna’s band of volunteers from past to present. Their dedication, support and tireless efforts are truly amazing, and they’ve raised a remarkable $8 million since day dot. The current president is Pauline Ellerby, and the Frankston Pink Ladies has 68 members who focus on the running of the kiosk as their main source of income. If you are interested in volunteering at Peninsula Health, contact the volunteer team on 9788 1536 or email

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The Mornington Peninsula is Victoria’s ultimate wedding destination. Whether you wish to say your vows on a stunning cliff top overlooking crystal clear waters, or if you prefer an intimate country estate, Mornington Peninsula Weddings can handle it all, from attire to accommodation, celebrants to catering. Mornington Peninsula Weddings is a not-for-profit organisation of industry professionals all working together to achieve the same outcome - a dream wedding for each unique couple. One couple said: “Organising our wedding on the Mornington Peninsula from interstate really means you invest a lot of faith in someone to do their job, and everyone we dealt with from Mornington Peninsula Weddings exceeded our expectations! They were all professional, reliable and easy-going. Nothing was too much to ask.” MPW’s members have a wealth of knowledge about the wedding industry and are reliable, professional and passionate about the Peninsula as a premium wedding destination. So for your and your bridal party’s wedding attire, accommodation, hair and make-up, photographers, celebrants to suit every couple’s personality, catering, flowers, live music or DJs, nothing is left to chance. MPW even has wedding planners, so you can just kick back and let it all be organised for you from the very beginning! Follow MPW on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for all your wedding inspiration, and go to to find out more. MORNINGTON PENINSULA WEDDINGS W:

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Wedding rings - the last present a couple give each other before their wedding. In their simplest form, a circle - forever-never ending. The exchange of rings, throughout time, has symbolised love, devotion and an agreement between families...

The Mornington Peninsula’s newest TASTE SENSATION Rebel Donuts has divine wedding sweet treats all sorted with stunning donut walls to impress any guest Lined with the bride and groom’s choice of donuts to suit the wedding theme or colour scheme, donut walls are a fun, easy and popular option to replace or accompany a wedding cake! Each Rebel Donut is freshly HANDCRAFTED with made-fromscratch locally sourced ingredients Delivery or pick up options are also on offer to make your special day deliciously effortless.

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The diamond wedding experts In the time that Avedis Jewellery has been trading, it has become renowned for both its modern, chic designs and its non-compromising attention to detail when it comes to diamond engagement and wedding rings. When you visit the store, you are immediately drawn to the vast selection of classic, contemporary and modern styles on offer. Every ring has been created using only the highest-quality GIA-certified and ethically sourced diamonds set into exquisitely hand-crafted pieces of refined luxury. Also offering personal consultations, at Avedis Jewellery you are invited to sit and discuss your design vision with expert jewelers who can guide you through the selection process to make the ring that perfectly reflects your unique expression and style. Trading hours are Monday-Wednesday 10am-5.30pm, ThursdayFriday 10am-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. AVEDIS JEWELLERY A: Shop 26, Karingal Hub Shopping Centre Karingal T: 9789 2388 W:

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It never really went away at Marlene Miller Antiques — romance, that is. Marlene explains. “It is lovely to see the young men coming in to choose a ring for their partner as a surprise. They are so romantic, and they are really taking the time to choose something uniquely special for their partner. They are also paying attention to aesthetics and craftsmanship. It’s very refreshing.” Marlene has been collecting antiques for more than 30 years. Her keen eye is personified in her eclectic range of wedding and engagement rings. There’s something for everyone inside this lovely store. Marlene Miller Antiques is open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday), so drop by to find the perfect ‘for ever’ ring for your love, whether it be a piece of history or a marvelously made modern design. MARLENE MILLER ANTIQUES A: 128 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento T: 5984 1762 M: 0438 537 757 E:

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Authentic and delicious Spanish paella is what you’ll get at Peninsula Paellas. Bringing the flavours of his birth country Spain and fresh Peninsula fare together in perfect paella harmony, owner Juan creates tasty gluten-free paellas bursting with free-range chicken, locally caught seafood and the freshest herbs and spices. Catering for 20 or 150, Peninsula Paellas is the uniquely perfect solution to your catering challenges. Peninsula Paellas brings all the cooking equipment, the utensils and ingredients and cleans up after you’ve indulged in terrific flavourfull sensations. Ideal for all kinds of celebrations, Peninsula Paellas is a great way of providing wedding guests with something different. Just imagine the aroma of paella cooking onsite while you and your guests celebrate. And just imagine not having to lift a finger on your special day. Book now. It’s time to paella — perfectly. PENINSULA PAELLAS M: 0415 793 331 W: FB: peninsulapaella INSTA: peninsulapaellas

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The professional team of florists at Flowergirls & Co know there’s nothing quite like a wedding to get the heart fluttering. Days full of memory-making, love and laughter. To complement your special day, this boutique wedding service delivers personal one-to-one assistance, including a 60-minute consultation with detailed proposal and images, and provides flawless floral arrangements that declare “I love you”. Owners Danielle and Michael have more than 60 years of experience in the floristry industry between them, while Danielle’s interiordecorating capabilities means her sense of aesthetics delivers beautiful creative solutions to suit everyone’s style. Flowergirls & Co knows your wedding day needs to be wonder-filled with wonderful flowers, whether you’re after a bouquet, table centrepiece, outdoor floral arrangement or dramatic and aromatic aisle adornment. That’s why they spend so much time designing and creating them. Flowergirls & Co is a dynamic group of talented individuals who specialise in supplying beautifully inspiring blooms. Flowergirls & Co combines café, coffee and flowers for a simply dreamy experience. Get in touch today. FLOWERGIRLS & CO A: 66 Main St, Mornington T: 5977 0057 W: FB: flowergirlsandco INSTA: flowergirlsandco

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Dindi Naturals products are gentle and naturally revitalising from the outside in. Creating 100 per cent natural skin care for men and women, this solar energypowered boutique business nestled in the foothills of the high country in northeast Victoria — and now in Main St, Mornington — prides itself on delivering gorgeous products that are both sympathetic to the skin you’re in and kind to the Earth too. Hand-blended raw ingredients including Australian oils, rare bush fruits, botanical extracts (think phyto-active native plant extracts including snow and rosella flower and kangaroo paw), plus potent plant compounds, deliver advanced hydration and visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This is Australian-made skin care with an environmental focus and a belief that beauty radiates when the skin is treated with a no-nasties respect. Focusing on natural beauty, Dindi Naturals products provide reinvigorating skin care for everyone. The Dindi Naturals Shave Gel

soothes and repairs shaved and blade-bashed skin with phyto-active compounds that are known to repair and hydrate skin. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties and calendula to soothe and calm dermis, plus it contains panthenol, which holds and retains moisture. Packed with hydrating oils such as coconut, sunflower, olive and castor, this shaving gel is the bomb for brilliant everyday shaving, which makes it great for a Father’s Day pressie or birthday. Your face has to endure a great deal of wear and tear — and not just from the daily shave. Central heating and airconditioning plus pollution all play their part in damaging the skin. Choose Dindi Naturals to get your skin feeling and looking its best. Naturally. DINDI NATURALS A: 52 Main St, Mornington T: 5975 2770 W: FB: dindinaturalsmornington INSTA: dindinaturals

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Right on trend at Main Street Eyecare Main Street Eyecare has always been known for supplying clients with the most contemporary streamlined designer eyewear that makes a definitive statement. In-store now is a wide range of trendsetting styles from Europe and Australia, including retro shapes, round eyes, aviators, cat’s eyes and oversize square glasses stealing the show where, of course, you take centre stage. Colours include nude and caramel, bright reds and oranges plus gorgeous gold metals and a beautiful range of transparent, tortoiseshell and brilliant not-so-basic blacks. Main Street Eyecare prides itself on delivering bespoke pieces by Roger Henley, who handcrafts his pieces from his Adelaide studio and will be in-store in September to design just for you, and Jono Henessey, who has just been inducted into the Design Hall of Fame for his contribution to the world of spectacle design and crafting. This glasses design innovator will be in-store during August to discuss his creative process and why his designs are made in such a dramatically diverse range of shapes and colours and to showcase his latest range. Contact Kay for more information and to secure your chance to meet him. Main Street Eyecare’s highly trained staff have many years of experience in

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IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE! After 16 years we are retiring!

Peninsula business Kis My Body is well-known for its organic perfume and aromatherapyinfused body range and essential oil blends. A new addition to this range is Mr Smooth. Many men’s shaving products are full of nasty chemicals that we now know are not good for us, and aerosol is bad for the environment. Kis My Body’s Mr Smooth men’s range includes shave soap made with Australian clay, organic olive oil from an olive farm in Victoria, and essential oils. The shave brush is made from up-cycled wood, the everyday moisturising cream and vitamin C anti-ageing treatment are palm oil-free, and all products come in environmentally friendly packaging. With Father’s Day just around the corner, the Mr Smooth range makes an ideal gift. Check Kis My Body’s website for a stockist near you. KIS MY BODY M: 0418 271 504 W: FB: kismybody INSTA: kismybody

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Get your mental health in a positive state mental health; noun 1. a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. Question: Is “mental health” something that you can actually struggle with? I hear that phrase a lot and understand what people mean when they say it, but is it actually valid or do we need to change the way we talk about mental health? Let’s unpack it … You can struggle with mental health issues like types of depression and anxiety and how they make you feel. You can struggle with mental illnesses like bipolar and schizophrenia and the impact that has on your life. These things are mental health issues and illnesses, not mental health per se. You can struggle to manage the day-today challenges that life throws at you and think your way into many problems — but once again, not mental health. There are so many factors that influence someone’s mental health — diet, environment, conditioning, cognitive processes etc. Aren’t these the things we struggle with? Thoughts stuck in the past or overthinking the future. Unable to express or communicate what we’re feeling.

Hypersensitive and taking things personally. Reliant on things when we can’t cope. Living in fear of the unknown. Blowing things out of proportion. Looking at all the negatives. All of these lead to the condition of your mental health deteriorating. On the other hand … Staying present. Communicating openly and clearly. Developing resiliency. Managing and attending to “life” as it happens. Trusting your abilities and being excited about future opportunities. Keeping things in perspective. Focusing on the positives. Practising these leads to improved happiness and well-being, meaning the condition of your mental health is in a positive state. So maybe that’s what we actually mean: I’m struggling to keep the condition of my mental health in a place where I feel good as a result. If you have any feedback, thoughts or something you would like some advice on, please feel free to email and we will do our best to give address it next issue Thanks for reading!

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When health becomes an unhealthy obsession BY MICHELLE WOOLHOUSE • Avoid anything to do with serious illness, Over the past 15 years the internet-based such as medical TV programs, movies positive health movement has: and visiting loved ones in hospital? • Inspired us to review our dietary habits • Frequently check your body for signs of in a fast food-loving culture; illness, such as lumps, tingling or pain? • Encouraged us to slow down in a paceobsessed world; and, Health anxiety means that you are • Emphasised the importance of lifestyle stressed about your health and are not when it comes to our health and receiving any comfort from the healthy well-being. things you are doing in your life. You feel afraid of getting an illness in the future But what about when health becomes and feel out of control with regards to an obsession, when all we think about preventing it. is being optimally healthy, when we feel stressed, anxious and overwhelmed if we It is common to be concerned about our can’t find a healthy option to eat, or our health, but when it starts detrimentally established healthy habits are blocked for affecting our mental and physical health a reason we can’t control? This is what we then addressing this as an independent call health anxiety. factor can be a very important part of the treatment program. SIGNS OF HEALTH ANXIETY Managing anxiety is an essential part of Do you: most people’s long-term health journeys. • Worry about your health constantly? If you feel you would benefit from • F eel concerned that your doctor learning more about managing it and how or medical tests may have missed the anxiety biochemistry may be part of something? the condition you are trying to treat, call 5986 4229 to make an appointment and •R equest medical tests for things the speak to your GP about learning the best doctor doesn’t believe you have? way to manage your health. •N eed any relevant tests to be repeated Dr Michelle Woolhouse is the founder more frequently than recommended? and principal GP of Whole Medicine, 113 •C onstantly look at health-related Boneo Rd, Rosebud. Phone 5986 4229 or information on the internet or in books visit and magazines?

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Merino & Co houses three merino and natural fibre fashion brands — MerinoSnug, Hedrena and Only Merino, showcasing Australia’s best modern merino wool in everyday basics, apparel and accessories for women and men, as well as luxurious items for the home. Proudly Australian owned, Merino & Co contemporary designs are created with Australia’s finest merino wool, loved for its natural breathability and softness. Merino & Co is proudly owned by Australian Wool Network, Australia’s largest independent wool marketer, bringing woolgrowers, wool processors and consumers together. From bale to retail, Merino & Co is committed to

connecting its customers and growers by highlighting the origin of each of its garments, providing customers with the opportunity to learn more about the provenance of garments. Each garment boasts a QR-enabled swing tag that showcases the woolgrowers who contributed to the making of the garment, their sheep and the environment in which the wool was grown. The wool is then blended with other premium natural fibres and sustainably and ethically manufactured at a purpose-built factory outlet in Carrum Downs. The Carrum Downs factory outlet is open to the public with a huge range of firsts, seconds and factory overrun discounted garments available for sale. MERINO & CO A: 140 Colemans Rd, Carrum Downs T: 1300 030 718 W:

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Mornington Peninsula residents now have access to one of the country’s most modern medical clinics — Whole Medicine. The medical practice was relaunched earlier this year after being founded as Peninsula Holistic General Practice in 2009. Founder and principal GP Dr Michelle Woolhouse says: “Whole Medicine takes an integrative approach to health care. This means using a combination of general practice with evidence-based holistic principles to help men, women and children be well.” Dr Woolhouse obtained her medical degree from Monash University in 1996 and is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She is also a fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and has post-graduate training in hypnotherapy, acupuncture and mindbody medicine. Whole Medicine provides a range of family GP services, prevention medicine, skin health treatments, community health talks, mind and body retreats and more. Dr Woolhouse explains. “Our health philosophy is to address

the whole spectrum of a person’s life, including emotional, physical, mental and environmental factors. We are passionate about helping local families and businesses take a holistic and comprehensive approach to health.” Professor Avni Sali AM, director of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine, says: “This is modern medicine. It is not just about trying to treat a person’s cancer, ulcer or asthma; we are looking at the whole person.” The team of highly qualified GPs who have additional expertise in evidence-based natural medicine offer patients longer, interactive consultations and work with them to help uncover their best self. The clinic includes modern rooms, an in-house dispensary, onsite minor surgery and skin care facilities and easy access to specialists, hospitals, procedures and investigations if required. WHOLE MEDICINE A: 113 Boneo Rd, Rosebud T: 5986 4229 W: FB: wholemedicinerosebud

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The Active Health and Well-being program at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital ensures access to therapists is open to everyone, whether you’re privately insured or not. You can access experienced rehabilitation health professionals using private insurance ‘extras’ cover, or via a referral from your GP for chronic disease management schemes. TAC, WorkCover or selffunding patients are also welcome. Programs available are: Dietitian Services Exercise Physiology Hydrotherapy Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Speech Pathology Women’s & Men’s Health The hospital’s modern consulting rooms are equipped to provide the best possible care with some programs offered in its rehabilitation gyms and hydrotherapy pool. Their physiotherapists assist people affected by accident, injury, illness or disability through movement and

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Stephanie is an experienced Astrologer and regular contributor to Mornington Peninsula Magazine.

by Stephanie Johnson

Aries: You farewell a friend in August.

Your circumstances have changed, or your friend’s have, to the point where you part ways. You are poised on a more creative path and your next step is to clear the way. New beginnings are just what the doctor ordered.


Life has been rather topsyturvy of late. This month is no different. You may have a reprieve around August 8, a moment to catch your breath before adjusting to more changes. If you keep your eye on the ultimate goal, then you look back on this time with satisfaction.


Careful plans are required now. Your ruling planet Mercury is Retrograde, indicating the need to do your research before making any major decisions and spending big sums. Your usual spontaneous nature needs to be tempered with caution. Strategic thinking is required. This month the details are important.

Cancer: The start of the month is

Libra: Your self-esteem is high and

Leo: August sees you step into the

Family politics is a theme this month. Someone is stirring the pot. This could be in your immediate family, or connected to a sibling. Your task is to get to the truth of the matter and then clear the way. Somehow you need to persevere, and avoid conflict.

Virgo: August is the ideal month to

Sagittarians often feel a need to escape to greener pastures, broader horizons and the great outdoors. This month is your opportunity to let your imagination soar. Where would you like to go? What would you like to be doing? You don’t have to follow through, although you can if your budget allows.

somewhat idyllic. You are able to escape everyday responsibilities and let your imagination flow. You may even dream of an overseas holiday. However, soon the daily realities force you to take stock of practicalities. The time has come for you to reassess your income and spending habits.

limelight in a way that gains favours and approval. You are popular and your leadership skills are forefront. An Eclipse in your Zodiac Sign on August 11 may rattle you somewhat, but you are soon your confident self again moving in a slightly different direction. work behind the scenes on something that delights your mind. Meditation and prayer could be high on your list of priorities. Many planets are Retrograde, including your ruler Mercury. Hence it is a time of introspection rather than pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.


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your income is flowing. So the next step is sharing your goodwill with the greater community. Friends, social groups and clubs feature in August. You may also decide to take up a new cause, something that is close to your heart that reflects your own hopes, dreams and wishes.



Capricorn: August starts with your

ruling planet – Saturn – heading in a backwards direction. This means that you may be best advised to take a break from your usual heavy load. Capricorns are responsible. This month you have the chance to reassess your priorities. This includes evaluating where you invest your time and money.


Your marital status is under the microscope this month. It is time to mate, date and relate. If you are already in a committed relationship then changes in your partner’s life or attitude are impacting you. The relationship demands commitment. If you are single then you are likely to assess the status quo.


The start of August sees you in a dreamy state. Positively speaking, your imagination is soaring and you enjoy reaching for the stars, even if it is just in your fantasies. Imagine the very best for yourself and your loved ones. If you feel misunderstood then this is likely to pass.

Tai chi for body, mind and energy The ancient art of tai chi is the most widely practised martial art in the world. In tai chi, a series of smoothly connecting exercises are completed slowly and without pause, making it suitable for all ages and abilities. It can be done in a group or alone and can build muscle strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Research has shown that tai chi can improve quality of life

both physically and mentally. Tai chi has physical benefits and is also a great way of keeping your brain sharp, regulating sleep patterns and learning a new skill with other people in a welcoming environment. Many students of tai chi say it helps them stay calm, enabling them to draw on coping skills such as acceptance, flexibility of thought and patience towards themselves and other people. Rising Moon Tai Chi School, the largest tai chi school on the Mornington Peninsula, offers classes in Mount Martha and Mornington. Term 3 classes include tai chi for arthritis, Beijing24, Qigong and Shibashi, 32 Sword and Tai Chi for Cognitive Function. New students are always welcome. RISING MOON TAI CHI A: Mount Martha M: 0418 566 216 FB: Rising Moon Tai Chi School INSTA: risingmoontaichi

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Weight loss shouldn’t be difficult if it is done correctly. Here are five rules to ensure that all the hard work you are putting in pays off. HYDRATION — make sure that hydration is a priority by aiming to consume at least 2L of water every day. Thirst is commonly misinterpreted as hunger, leading to the consumption of more food than needed, when really a glass of water may be all your body is asking for. If you feel that you are hungry, have a glass of water first, wait 30 minutes and see if the hunger has subsided. EXERCISE — even though diet is the key to losing weight, exercise also plays a role. So, to ensure that your body is happy and healthy, aim to move your body for at least 30 minutes most days. This can be a run, brisk walk or even some yoga or Pilates. The combination of cardiovascular exercise and resistance exercise will give the best results, as the cardiovascular exercise burns fat whereas the resistance builds muscle mass, which increases metabolism. Daily exercise also improves mood and increases energy and metabolism for the day. DON’T CUT OUT FOODS — if weight loss is the goal, yet you are depriving yourself of your favourite foods, it won’t work. Rather than cutting out chocolate altogether, it is better to include a small amount and enjoy it, or rather than trying a NO carb diet, try a LOW carb diet so your body is still receiving all the key macronutrients and will be less likely to crave certain foods. MIND YOUR PORTIONS — portion control is key. Society tells us that we should eat more through serving size at a restaurant to serving size on a packet, even the size of plates affect the portion we consume. Try using a side plate or reducing the meat or carbohydrate portion of your meal and increasing the low starchy salad or vegetables. DON’T SKIP MEALS — the longer you go without eating, the hungrier you will be, so rather than skipping breakfast and lunch then eating your whole daily intake in a few hours in the evening, try eating 3-5 small well-balanced meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism going. Start each day with breakfast to kick-start your metabolism and boost energy levels for the day. Kate Save is an accredited practising dietitian, exercise physiologist and CEO of Be Fit Food in Mornington. For more details, go to

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Renowned weaver and awardwinning artist Regina Pilawuk Wilson, from the tiny homeland community of Peppimenarti, 320km west of Darwin, is heading to the Peninsula’s Whistlewood Gallery to launch an exhibition of new paintings, weavings and works on paper from her art centre of Durrmu. Most of the works, whether brilliantly coloured or more subtle in hue, are based on the pattern of fishnet weaving stiches called Syaw and the dots used in body paint design called Durrmu. Regina and fellow artists have just returned from a highly acclaimed visit to the US where their work is featuring in two leading exhibitions at the Kluge Ruhe Collection, University of Virginia, and Debra & Dennis Scholl’s collection of Aboriginal women artists at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. Regina and artist Kathleen Korda will be

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launching DURRMU | Weaving | Painting | Identity with a weaving demonstration and in conversation with their executive director Kade McDonald and Whistlewood co-curator Susan McCulloch on September 1 at 2.30pm. This is a free event but

bookings are essential at mccullochart. or as below. Please note: Whistlewood is open only by appointment during August. WHISTLEWOOD | Contemporary Australian Art A: 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham T: 5989 8282 W: FB: mccullochandmcculloch INSTA: mccullochandmccullochart Pictured above: Regina Pilawuk Wilson teaches weaving at Peppimenarti. Left: Leaya Smith’s Body Painting Design, a limited edition etching.

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New paintings, weavings and works on paper by the artists of Durrmu Arts, Peppimenarti, NT


The NAIDOC Week Meeting Place – Art from the heartlands of Aboriginal Australia exhibition launch in the Spa Dreaming Centre at Peninsula Hots Springs delivered on creativity, atmosphere and sensory perception. Presented by Whistlewood Gallery Shoreham, Issue 81, AUGUST 2018

the exhibition featured a collection of premium Indigenous pieces including works on paper and canvas plus a standout range of jewellery. Acrylics, earth pigments, woven sculpture, silver jewellery and inkjet prints merged to initiate conversation and debate, while a presentation by Susan McCulloch from

McCulloch and McCulloch Whistlewood Gallery and Tallara Gray of Baluk Arts highlighted the importance of Indigenous art groups such as Baluk on the Mornington Peninsula. The stellar show was hung by sustainable stylist Kim Kniepp. Stay tuned for more on her in our next edition. Delicious canapes and a glass of Peninsula wine completed this landmark event held in a space that delights and inspires.

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The Mornington Peninsula’s world-class food, wine and performing arts will take centre stage in October when Main Street Mornington Festival returns for its 23rd year. The festival continues to showcase the art and soul of the Peninsula and everything the region has to offer, and already a cracking line-up of performers is taking shape. Joel Reed and Them Blues Cats, Malcura, Erik Parker, Sam O’Connell, Matt Katsis, Diddey Reyes 59 Rockers, Super Saloon and The Midwayers have been confirmed, and there are plenty more to be announced as the countdown to the festival continues. Peninsula Folk Club and Balnarring Musos will also be hosting a performance area, and for the second time at the festival the Gloriana Pin-Up Queen competition will take place on the Albert St stage. Main Street Mornington Festival is a wonderful way to kick off the festival season. It is a family-friendly, free community event that incorporates a wide range of music genres, local produce, food, Peninsula wines and market stalls. With seven stages and performance areas, a children’s arcade, roving performers, activities and more than 70 food and wine vendors, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Main Street Mornington Festival will be held on Sunday, October 21, from 11am to 5pm — rain, hail or shine — in Main St, Mornington. If you are looking for a way to promote your business, ask about the range of major and minor sponsorship opportunities the event has to offer. Go to for more details.

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Pick up your phones or pens and lock in September 23, people. The Mornington Running Festival is back bigger and better than ever and this time around there’s no stopping this juggernaut of an event. Launched in 2014, this foot-pounding, heart-thumping, fun-filled occasion supports the fantastic work of charity partner beyondblue, which helps raise awareness of anxiety and depression. This is a community-first event that delivers excitement, action and a way to assist people who are struggling with mental health issues.

BY LIZ ROGERS The scenic course allows racegoers the chance to run exclusively along The Esplanade of the Mornington Peninsula, while each race begins and ends at Mornington Park. The Parc 21.1km half-marathon heads south along The Esplanade to Stanley Cres (just past Mount Martha Village) and back again. The 10km run follows the same course, but the turnaround is at Craigie Rd, while the Bonaccorde 5km run follows the same course and turns around about 500m past Strachans Rd. There’s a 1km dash for kids, too, and parents are encouraged to run with them to really enjoy the experience.

This is an event for the whole family, residents and visitors to the Mornington Peninsula. Why not make a weekend of it by incorporating the Mornington Health & Life Expo? Follow the link at to register, become a volunteer or to find out more about this exciting happening in your neck of the woods. Also find out about corporate catering and marquees positioned at the finish line where workmates, family and friends can gather. Everyone gets a medal for finishing and racing is scheduled to start at 7am on Sunday, September 23.


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AUGUST 2018 EVERY MONDAY, SCHOOL TERMS Peninsula Kung Fu cnr Racecourse Rd & Carbine Way, Mornington; 1.302.30pm; www.peninsulakungfu. womens-self-defence

EVERY SUNDAY Heritage steam train trips Mornington Railway; 460 Moorooduc Hwy, Moorooduc; www.; 1300 767 274

EVERY TUESDAY Drawing Workshop In our art studio with tutor Leigh Hullin - Sorrento Community Centre, 1-2.30pm, $10 per session, www., 5984 3360

Live music at Pop & Selmas Café 34 Ranelagh Drive, Mt Eliza

1ST & 3RD TUESDAYS OF MONTH Café Catch Up, New To The Area? – Sorrento Community Centre, 1011.30am, $10 annual fee, www., 5984 3360

UNTIL SUNDAY AUGUST 5 Liz Turner Exhibition Friday – Sunday 11am-5pm; Whitehill Gallery in Dromana, cnr Whitehill and Boundary roads, Dromana;

EVERY WEDNESDAY Family History with Margaret Copely Everyone has a story, unearth it in a supportive group, Sorrento Community Centre; beginners 11.30am-1pm, advanced 1.20-3.30pm. $5 session, $10 annual centre reg, www., 5984 3360 EVERY THURSDAY Pt Nepean Men’s Shed – Connect & share your skills & experience, Sorrento Community Centre, 10am-noon, www., 5984 3360 Peninsula Grammar School Tours 9.30am, tours depart from H.A. Macdonald Pavilion, enter via gate 2 on Wooralla Drive, www., 9788 7777 EVERY FRIDAY Painting from Within – Sorrento Community Centre, no experience needed, 10am-1pm,, 5984 3360

Kingdom Kids Church – The Anglican Church, Cnr Albert St & Octavia St, Mornington; 10.30am; 5975 0198; www.mmmanglican.

UNTIL SUNDAY AUGUST 19 Julie Hutchings: Melody & Movement – open from 10am, Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza, 60 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza, manyunggallery. UNTIL SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9 2018 National Works on Paper – Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery,, 5950 1580 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30 Mornington Peninsula Writing Prizes 2018 – offered by Frankston Writers Block, entries close today, writersblock or email davidptk68@ FRIDAY AUGUST 3 Michael Cormick: This is the moment – 10.30am & 1.30pm; $21; Frankston Arts Centre; thefac. Woodleigh School Campus Tour – Book via website woodleigh.vic. SATURDAY AUGUST 4 Artist Talks with Cameron

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8 Mornington Peninsula Choral Festival – Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington, 7pm, tix $7.50$10, Devilbend Fun Run & Walk – Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, 9am-10.30pm, 5km & 10km, Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club 0428 807 052, register online www. Toorak College Open Day – Discover Toorak College; Old Mornington Rd, Mount Eliza; register via THUR AUGUST 9 – SAT SEPT 29 The Local Tales from a Suitcase exhibition – Mezzanine Gallery at Frankston Arts Centre, THURSDAY AUGUST 9 Cornish College Open Day – 9.30am, register online FRIDAY AUGUST 10 Degustation With Your Own Wine – Paringa Estate, five course menu, $95pp, SUNDAY AUGUST 12 Science in the Park - The Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society; Science Week Event; Coolart Wetlands & Homestead, Lord Somers Rd, Somers; scienceintheparkcoolart Hey Boss: Swing Man – comedy & dance; 7.30pm; $30-$44; Frankston Arts Centre; Mecure Portsea Wedding Expo – 11am-3pm, 46 London Bridge, Portsea Science in the Park – 10am-4pm, Coolart Wetlands & Homestead, Lord Somers Rd, Somers, scienceinthepartcoolart Immersive Science II: Revealing the Invisible Universe – 2-3pm, Frankston Library, 60 Playne St, Frankston, bookings essential 9784


MONDAY AUGUST 13 Goodwin Bradbeer Masterclass: Portraiture on Paper – 10am-4pm, Cost $70-$80 Bookings essential, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, TUESDAY AUGUST 14 Introduction to Volunteering Session – Impact Volunteering hosts Dress for Success, 1011am, Frankston City Library long room, bookings essential; info@ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Kids: Paperworks – 10am11am or 11.30am-12.30pm, $5 per child bookings essential, Morington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 Peninsula Grammar Open Day – 9am-11am, peninsulagrammar. THURSDAY AUGUST 16 Immersive Science II: Revealing the Invisible Universe – 7-8pm, Mornington Peninsula Libraries, Vancouver St, Mornington, bookings essential 9784 1020 SUNDAY AUGUST 18 Bursary Winners’ Concert – Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington; free concert & free parking; 2018 National Works on Paper Floor Talk with Natalie Russo – 3-3.45pm, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, mprg. Bridal Expo – 10am-2pm, Josephine’s at the Briars 450 Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha SATURDAY AUGUST 18 Bursary Winners’ Concert – Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington; free concert & free parking; SUNDAY AUGUST 19 Bel Canto Choir – second concert in 2018 series Songs From The

Heart; 2.30pm; $25 adult, $20 conc & seniors, primary school students free; The Village Uniting Church, 93 Canadian Bay Rd, Mount Eliza;; 9787 5383 WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22 Humans – acrobats on stage; 8pm; Frankston Arts Centre, 27-37 Davey St; $27-$50; bookings: 9784 1060; THURSDAY AUGUST 23 Jurassica – hilariously accurate depiction of migrant family life; 7pm; ; Frankston Arts Centre; thefac. SATURDAY AUGUST 25 Family friendly activities, live band, food van & lots of fun; 6pm; The Studio @ Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilsons Rd, Mornington; TUESDAY AUGUST 28 Woodleigh School Information Session – 7.30pm, Woodleigh.vic. WED TO FRIDAY AUGUST 29-31 Woodleigh School Campus Tours – Book via website Woodleigh.vic. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 29 Justin Art House Museum + Buxton Contemporary – 9am4pm, $45-$55 Bookings essential, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, mprg.mornpen.vic. SAT & SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1-2 Open Gardens Victoria Flinders – 10am-4.30pm, $5-$10, 371 Musk Creek Rd, Flinders, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 1 – 29 Whistlewood presents Durrmu – New paintings, weavings & works on paper, Whistlewood 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham, mccullochandmcculloch. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 2 Celebrate Fathers Day at Dromana Estate – Come and play petanque and try to win a prize! 11am-5pm, Dromana Estate, 555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong,



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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4 Cockfight – 8pm, $27-$50, Frankston Arts Centre, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 Immersive dining experience with Guy Mirabella & artists – 6.30pm; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd; SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 Peninsula Music Society presents Fidelio Quartet – 7.30pm, $18$55, Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington, MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17 From Venice to Madrid – 7.30pm, $30-$60, Frankston Arts Centre, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 Peninsula Grammar Presents – Vaudrey with Howard Penny A cello duo recital of the world premiere of Vaudrey’s Suite for Two Cellos, Peninsula Grammar, 20 Wooralla Drive, Mount Eliza, 7-8.30pm, tix $25, www.eventbrite. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21 – MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds – Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington, mprg. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22 – SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23 Frankston Relay for Life - 4pm Saturday until 11am Sunday, Ballam Park Athletics Track, Frankston, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23 2018 Mornington Running Festival – Half marathon, 10km, 5km & 1km kids race, SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 Main Street Mornington Festival – 11am-5pm, mainstreetfestival. MORE LISTINGS ON OUR WEBSITE morningtonpeninsulamagazine.

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Two blokes: one older, one younger. And a fight Skillfully depicting a full-throttle mash-up of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences, Cockfight is a darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre by newly formed Gold Coast/Berlin company The Farm that sees long-time creative collaborators Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber reassess who is in charge. A cross between The Office and a cage fight, Cockfight is a game of comical one-upmanship that builds to moments of emotive impact, where generational truths are exposed and unpacked. A flash of bared teeth, territorial pissing contests, the desperation of needing to prove yourself versus the need to hold on to what you’ve got. Cockfight explores the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and questions our culture’s desperate struggle for achievement. Cockfight is on Tuesday, September 4, at 8pm. Tickets: $27-$50; bookings: 9784 1060 or FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston T: 9784 1060 W: FB: FrankstonArtsCentre INSTA: the_fac Issue 81, AUGUST 2018

Open Gardens Victoria will launch its spring season at Rick Eckersley’s inspirational Musk Cottage at 371 Musk Creek Rd, Flinders, on September 1 and 2. This may be the last opportunity to see the Musk Cottage garden because there are plans to sell the property. Spread over 4ha, this is a garden of imaginative plant combinations, winding paths to explore and great

spaces to relax. Highlights include a grid of black-trunked ironbarks underplanted by wave-pruned Tuscany privet and a sinuous boardwalk leading across wetlands. Musk Cottage is open from 10am-4.30pm both days. Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 18. Refreshments and plant sales. Details:

The warm shine of Beethoven’s healing power BY CATHERINE GODONY The program features Quartet in D Major Opus 18, No 3 and Quartet in C Sharp Minor, Opus 131. These quartets are among 16 in the Beethoven cycle rendered with tremendous success at varying venues by the Fidelio Quartet. Artists Bobby Macindoe (violin), Isin Cakmakcioglu (violin), Lisa Grosman (viola) and Rachel Hosted by the Peninsula Music Atkinson (violin/cello) bring rich Society, the internationally experience and knowledge from acclaimed Fidelio Quartet an orchestral and chamber music performs on Saturday, background. On promise is a September 15, at 7.30 pm at the rendition of Beethoven to lift the accessible Peninsula Community soul and soothe the spirit. Theatre (Melway ref: 145 E2). Buy tickets at

Mornington welcomes spring with the healing of Beethoven’s compositions, their power drawn from the composer’s own physical suffering, transformed into intensity and majestic beauty.

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EVERY WEDNESDAY Mornington’s Main Street: Every Wednesday 9am - 3pm between Cromwell and Albert Sts. EVERY THURSDAY

Hastings in Street: Every Thursday. Over 40 stalls everything home made, home grown & craft, High St, Hastings 9-1pm. EVERY SUNDAY Bittern Community: Every Sunday at Bittern railway station. Frankston-Flinders Rd, Bittern. Over 80 stalls selling new and used goods, crafts, plants, fruit and vegetables. Frankston Sunday: Every Sunday 8am-1pm in Sherlock & Hay carpark, Young St, Frankston. FARM FREE RFARESH EGG NGE WHOLESSAT PRICESA! LE



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SATURDAY AUGUST 4 Rye Foreshore Rotary Market: First Saturday of month, runs all year, opposite Rye Post Office at the end of Lyons St, 2257-2319 Pt Nepean Rd, Rye, 7am-1pm. Lovely local market that benefits a great cause Rosebud West Outdoor Market: first Saturday of month 8:30am -12:30pm. Eastbourne Primary School, Allambie Ave, Rosebud West


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Sorrento Makers Market: 10am – 3pm, Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento SUNDAY AUGUST 5 Rosebud Lions Club: First Sunday of month, Rosebud Village Green7am-2pm SATURDAY AUGUST 11 Crib Point Community Market: Park Rd, Crib Point; Every Second Saturday 9am-1pm;

Rosebud Community School: Second Saturday of month, Rosebud Primary School Cnr Pt Nepean & Jetty Rd

Somerville Saturday Market: Second Saturday of month 9am-1pm, Stalls can range from crafts, bric & brac, cakes, plants and veggies, 2a Eramosa Rd West, Somerville Karingal Uniting Church: Second Saturday of month, 8am1pm, cnr Karingal Dve & Lindrum Rd, Frankston SUNDAY AUGUST 12 Mornington Racecourse Craft: Second Sunday of month, Racecourse Rd 9am-2pm. Over 300 stalls with animal farm and face painting for the kids. SATURDAY AUGUST 18 Pearcedale Farmers Market: Third Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm at the Pearcedale Community Centre, Baxter-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale Boneo Community: Third Saturday of month, Cnr Boneo & Limestone Rds. SUNDAY AUGUST 19 Seaford Farmers’: Third Sunday every month, 8am-1pm Broughton St Reserve Station St Seaford Seaford Handmade Homemade: Third Sunday of month, 10am-3pm, Seaford Scout Hall, Seaford SATURDAY AUGUST 25 Tootgarook Primary School: Fourth Saturday of month 7.30am-12.30pm. SUNDAY AUGUST 26 Mt Eliza Farmers’: Fourth Sunday of month, Mt Eliza Village Green, 9am-1pm

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Light up your life at Olieve & Olie Even after almost 20 years, the team behind the award-winning Olieve & Olie have no desire to rest on the laurels. This month, owners Sarah and Hal are excited to launch their luxurious new candle range. Hand-poured with Olieve & Olie’s signature blend of Australian-grown olive oil and pure soy wax, these gorgeous candles are made right here on the Peninsula. Their fragrances and essential oil blends have been carefully selected for superior throw and a long-lasting burn. There are six fragrances in the range, and each candle comes with an embossed lid and packed in a beautifully printed box. You’d expect nothing less from this producer of sumptuous olive-oil based skin care products. Quality has been key right from the start, when Sarah and Hal’s parents, Andy and Jude Steele, planted about 2000 olive trees on their 6ha property on the banks of the Gunbower Creek in the far north of Victoria. Within

five years the trees were producing superior quality olives in large volume, and that’s when Jude began making olive oil soap right there on the farm. So indulge your senses and check out this latest addition to Olieve & Olie’s range of fabulous hand and body creams, scrubs, soaps, gels and balms. The factory shop is open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am-1pm; it’s closed on Sundays and public holidays. OLIEVE & OLIE A: 7/16 Henry Wilson Drive, Capel Sound T: 5982 0992 W: FB: olieveandolie INSTA: olieveandolie

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Domestic tourists spend big on dining Data from the most recent National Visitor Survey has shown an increase in domestic tourists’ overnight spend on restaurant and takeaway meals, both in terms of the dollar amount and as a proportion of overall expenditure. For the year ending March 2018, domestic tourists spent $10.6 billion on meals from restaurants and takeaway food outlets, up from $9.7 billion for the corresponding 12 months in 2017. This represented percentage growth of 9.3 per cent year-on-year. The total expenditure on restaurant and takeaway meals represented roughly 16.3 per cent of the overall overnight spend by domestic tourists of $65.1 billion for the year ending March 2018. This has also increased from 15.8 per cent for the year ending March 2017. Restaurant & Catering Australia chief executive Juliana Payne said the increasing overnight expenditure on restaurant and takeaway meals reflected the changing priorities of domestic tourists when planning their trips away. “Each time we see a new set of visitor survey figures come out, the expenditure on restaurant and takeaway meals continues to rise both as a dollar figure and as a proportion. After accommodation, domestic tourists’ next biggest expense item for overnight trips is restaurant and takeaway meals,” Juliana said. “When you look at the figures for day-trippers, the proportion spent on restaurant and takeaway meals is even higher at 22.9 per cent. This data confirms that dining out at cafes and restaurants is one of the biggest priorities for domestic tourists alongside choosing a

The world class of our Mornington Peninsula winemakers has been underlined yet again after a Red Hill winery took out a major award at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards 2019. Principia was named Dark Horse Winery of the Year at the awards ceremony at the National Gallery of Victoria on Wednesday, August 1. Principia (pronounced Prin-kip-ia) was described in the awards as “a lesserknown estate committed to minimal

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interference and led by experienced winemaker Darrin Gaffy”, who began with 3.5ha of pinot noir and chardonnay in 1994. “The evolution of Principia has been slow but fortuitous with a special site and passionate winemaking. The focus has been on making wines with character and charm, but always with a purity of varietal expression.” According to the winery’s website, Principia takes its name from the Latin word for “beginnings”; the Principia is also the more common name for Sir Isaac Newton’s monumental 1687 work Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, in which he laid out in

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mathematical terms the principles of time, force and motion that have guided the development of modern physical science. “Principia is a gravity-fed winery,” the company says. “All transfers of wine are done by gravity or by the use of a gentle gas spear to remove from barrels. As we don’t use pumps our wines are not filtered. We take a minimalist approach throughout the winemaking process, which includes the natural primary and secondary fermentations.” The awards were based on the tastings, scores and reviews for the Halliday Wine

Companion 2019, which was launched the day after the awards after months of tasting by leading wine critic James Halliday and his panel of Campbell Mattinson, David Bicknell, Jane Faulkner, Ned Goodwin and Steven Creber. More than 9280 wines were tasted for this edition, with full tasting notes for 3864 wines, ratings, drink-to dates and prices for a further 2906 wines provided by 1216 wineries, including 67 new wineries. Principia Wines is at 139 Main Creek Rd, Red Hill. For further information, phone 5931 0010 or go to au

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Now this is an opportunity for some lucky person who wants a lifestyle that is filled with the sea, sun and sand. Dromana’s muchloved, multi-award-winning Two Buoys Tapas and Wine Bar is for sale and this is your chance to own an iconic beachfront business that is pumping all year round. Joshua Ball built Two Buoys 11 years ago and has been the owner ever since, building an incredibly loyal following. A mix of rustic and contemporary ambience with a twist of laid-back saltwater vibe, Two Buoys is the place to be over summer on the sundrenched deck with those stunning bay views, while watching the world go by. It is also a terrific cosy haunt throughout winter when the wind outside blows you in the direction of the welcoming fire and an afternoon vino or coffee with the locals. It’s open from 11.30am until late every day, and given it currently runs under full management the new owner(s) can choose to be onsite where the action is or leave the running of the business to the highly qualified team. Sound too easy? You’re not dreaming. It is. TWO BUOYS A: 209 Point Nepean Rd, Dromana T: 5981 8488 W: FB: twobuoys

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The Mornington Peninsula is known and loved for its excellent seafood, and rightly so. Port Phillip Bay is a rich source of such species as King George whiting, snapper, flathead and calamari, and in 2014-15 80 per cent of the 820 tonnes of fish caught in the bay was consumed locally.

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Nationally, however, it’s a much different story. According to Seafood Industry Australia, a staggering 70 per cent of seafood eaten in Australia is imported, and while mandatory country of origin labelling on all seafood sold in retail stores came into force on July 1, it’s not required in restaurants, cafes, pubs or fish and chip shops. SIA wants that to change. Chief executive Jane Lovell welcomes the changes to country of origin labelling in retail because they provide consumers with clear information on where their food comes from, which will allow them to make informed purchasing decisions — “but retail is only half of the story”. At the supermarket and when you buy fresh fish, by law all seafood now has to be labelled with its country of origin, Ms Lovell said. But when you go out to dine, there is no obligation to label where the seafood you are about to order and eat comes from. “The new laws don’t apply to food sold in places like restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs and fish and chip shops. We want to see these labelling laws extended to food service. SIA can’t understand what the difference is. The government believes consumers have a right to know where their seafood comes in retail; why not when they are eating out? “Australians love their seafood, and next to freshness the country of origin is the second most influential factor for consumers choosing which seafood they buy. Twenty years ago almost all the seafood Australians ate was Australian seafood. Most assume it still is. But people are flabbergasted when they find out 70 per cent of seafood eaten in Australia is imported.” Ms Lovell said SIA was not vilifying imported seafood but believes consumers should be provided with the same information in food service that they have in retail. “Two Senate inquiries have called for this loophole to be closed. More than 86,000 consumers signed petitions asking for country of origin labelling to become compulsory for seafood sold in the food service industry. Yet nothing has changed.”

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Riesling is not a variety that is synonymous with the Mornington Peninsula. However, there are some excellent examples to try with varying styles. Interestingly, Australian riesling is usually bone-dry, with extreme examples tasting a bit like lime juice, but traditionally in European areas like Germany and Alsace in France, wines have some sweetness and taste a bit more like pineapple or apricot. Below we have an interesting cross-section from very dry to medium-bodied to off-dry (some sugar).

Paradigm Hill 2017 Riesling $35 Starting with the driest of the three, Paradigm Hill is a premium small producer concentrating on just four varieties grown on their estate. It is worth a visit if you love chatting wine and want to meet some truly passionate industry people. If you like a dry riesling, this is an excellent choice. With the aforementioned

lime characteristic, this also tastes a bit of green apples and has a lovely perfume. I could definitely see this being consumed on a hot day, sitting on a deck with some nice seafood. If you had some patience you could also age this to soften the acid a bit.

Rahona Valley 2018 Kaye’s Block Riesling $25 Rahona Valley is a little-known producer that is doing some amazing things. My wife and I recently visited their newly renovated cellar door and enjoyed a tasting with Toby and Dianne, the owners. Wow, what a lineup! If you love a cellar door visit and are looking for something new, put this at the top of your list (go for the pinot noir and reasonable prices). This riesling sits more in the middle — fuller-bodied, less acid and a bit more fruit and roundness. It was very

new when we tried it but it will be a fantastic wine when it is released around Cup Day. Looking forward to getting our hands on some more.

Rahona Valley 2016 Kaye’s Block Riesling $25 Many people associate “sweet wines” with the fortified wines of Rutherglen and South Australia. There is, however, a whole spectrum to levels of sweetness. If you aren’t necessarily into sweet wines, this is a great one to try. Slightly sweet and still with the nice acid a riesling should have, this is a style you might drink in Europe. Something really interesting to try for the uninitiated. I only have three wines to review here, but they also have an even sweeter late-harvest riesling too, so if you are a riesling lover wanting to discover new styles, this is a great place to come.

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‘til 3 or 4pm as we start to prepare for the next day. What’s your favourite thing to make and why? Sausage rolls, because working with pastry particularly is my favourite. I just find great satisfaction and enjoyment creating products I am proud of. I eat them daily and never tire of them. What sells the most at Brendon’s Cakes? Pastries. Pies. Large cream sponges. Individual cakes. Our famous Killer Vanilla slice. We have served around 1.5 million customers in our 30-year history. Who works with you? My wife, Vanessa, does most of the paperwork. Our three daughters have worked in the business since they were young, and Mum was one of only two unpaid staff members when we first opened. The Brendon’s Cakes family/team members are essential to our continuing success. I have four fully qualified pastry cooks on staff and a dedicated host of customer service team members who make us what we are today. We’ve trained over 20 apprentices and been a two-time gold medallist at the prestigious National Great Aussie Pie competition.

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Nights delight at Winey Cow Night time dining at the Winey Cow is a little different these days. Executive head chef David Ryan has created a menu close to his heart and full of flavours from the Far East, merging them with diverse Peninsula produce to create a contemporary foodie-loving feasting experience. Clever spice combination, konro (authentic Japanese barbecue) grilling and the use of ingredients such as yuzu (Japanese citrus lemon) and bush salt take this talented chef’s dishes to the next level. Flavour creations have sprung from his travels throughout Asia and the memories made through taste, sight and sensory seduction. From the streets of Singapore and Hong Kong to Main St, Mornington, nights at the Winey Cow will have your taste-buds circling for more. Owner Jill Henderson explains. “The story behind our menu is meaningful. David has interpreted and reinvented flavour combinations and concepts from the places he loves, while hot coal konro barbecuing seals the food quickly to enhance flavours.

Expect sweet, salty and sour and experience David's own seven-spice sashimi. Indulge in Hong Kong-style chicken bathed in five-spice stock with crispy skin or juiceinfused kingfish collar. These are dishes with difference — contemporary food made from local produce and international flavours.” This is cuisine that David loves to make and eat. The Winey Cow also offers a wide range of eclectic Mornington Peninsula wines and a cocktail list that satisfies the most discreet lover of pre-dinner sophistication. Each diner leaves the ‘Nights at Winey’ experience with a complimentary bag of seven-spice to explore and create their memories with friends and family at home. How wonderful! You can book for dinner online via the Winey Cow’s website or through Facebook. The Winey Cow is open Wednesday to Saturday nights from 6pm. WINEY COW A: 39A Main St, Mornington T: 5976 4018 E: W: FB: WineyCowMornington

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The spectacular 184-room RACV Cape Schanck Resort has opened and is taking bookings. It’s the first premium accommodation of its size on the Mornington Peninsula, with a stunning design that reflects Cape Schanck’s dramatic topography and allows guests to soak up unparalleled 180-degree ocean views. The resort includes a 25m lap pool and a gymnasium, and its One Spa, with eight beauty and wellness treatment rooms, will be open to guests and visitors alike. You also have the choice of three premium food and beverage outlets, led by executive chef Josh Pelham: the Mantellina has a family-friendly atmosphere with all-day dining available; the Lighthouse Lounge overlooks the championship golf course, beautiful Bass Strait and the Melbourne city skyline and is perfect for just kicking back and relaxing; and Cape offers a modern grill menu that delivers simple, tempting fare matched brilliantly with some of the Peninsula’s famous wines. See coming editions of Mornington Peninsula Magazine for more. Cape Schanck Resort is at Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck; phone 5950 8000.

Dromana Estate TO reopen on August 15 We will be closed for our “winter battery recharge” from July the 28th and we will re-open on the 15 of August with new released vintages and a more exciting tapas menu. We will welcome you back with our new event for Father’s Day on Sunday 2nd of September from 11am to 5 pm. Beers, Burgers but also wines (of course), live music band and entertainment will be provided during the day to make it unforgettable for all dads from the peninsula and elsewhere! Our chef will cook delicious

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premium burgers but also food trucks and beers stallholders will be here to propose you a diverse range of burgers and beers to please everybody. The Mornington Peninsula Petanque is also joining our Beers and Burgers Day event for fun. This family-friendly day is a free entry and parking. Keep posted on our social media and our website for more information! See you all soon in the spring and thank you for your support during this year. Dromana Estate Team DROMANA ESTATE A: 555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong T: 5974 4400 W:

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Leisurely gustation is on the menu at Barmah Park this August and heading into spring. The flavour-first experienced team has just launched a weekday two-course lunch time menu that includes an entrĂŠe and main course with a complimentary Barmah Park wine that is set to make middle of the day dining sensational. Dinner time sees a fresh five-course menu meant for night time tasting and grazing on Friday and Saturday nights. Sit back, relax and unwind on a Friday or Saturday evening and enjoy a modern-day seasonal menu devised by chef Leo Howard that will have your tastebuds screaming for more. Barmah Park Restaurant delivers unforgettable dining experiences. Book now to enjoy the new multi-course menu dining encounters. Delicious. BARMAH PARK RESTAURANT AND CELLAR DOOR A: 945 Moorooduc Highway, Moorooduc T: 5978 8049 W: FB: barmahparkwines Issue 81, AUGUST 2018

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1. Lugano 3 or 4 seater leather sofa and ottoman, was $7995 down to $3995, in dove grey and tobacco leather only. Exclusive to Luduco Living, Mornington. 2. Our long burning, dripless, eco-friendly candles are blended from naturally winterised plant waxes, Dindi Naturals, 1/52 Main Street, Mornington 3. Classic fresh white, always looks beautiful- all available in our studio now. Lifestiles Design Studio, Mornington 4. Bellissimo Duo 4000, Australia’s No.1 Selling Premium Mattress Range, Makin Mattresses, Sandringham 5. Why not bring some nature into your home dÊcor this winter with one of our brand new Serene Nature Minikin™ Lanterns. RRP $34.95. Koh Living, Mornington 6. Beautiful rings and jewellery always available at Marlene Miller Antiques, Sorrento

Beans, corn, cucumber, eggplant, pumpkin, squash, tomato and zucchini can all go in now along with regular sowings of our yearrounders like beetroot, broccoli, carrot, lettuce, radish, turnip, lettuces and other leafy greens. And don’t forget the spuds if you’re in a frost-free area. Try also sowing some seed to bring some flowering colour and bees and other beneficial insects into the garden. Some favourites include sunflowers, of which there is a great range available, as well as marigolds and borage, both great companion plants. If you’re not too

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keen on raising your vegetables from seed, you can purchase seedlings from most good nurseries in your area. However, the range you can get from seed is both vast and economical. Another thing to keep in mind while choosing a new home for your seedlings is that some plants grow together better than others. The practice of ‘companion planting’ involves grouping plants that will support each other’s growth, deter or confuse potential pests and make the most of your available soil space. Common examples are planting basil and marigolds around tomato plants, sowing onions or radishes with carrots, and the popular ‘three sisters’ — corn, beans and squash, but there are many other planting combinations that work well in the garden. It is well worth sourcing some information on companion planting

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As our chilly season hopefully begins to transition into warmer days, now is the perfect time to start sowing seeds for your first spring/ summer crops.

if you are interested. Mixing up your plantings can lead to some really creative and productive gardens. Preparing your beds early is paramount to a successful growing season. If your soils have become a little thin (sandy) or hydrophobic (water-repellant), it’s time to get some organic matter in there before your seedlings are ready to transplant. Many of the crops that we grow during this period are heavy feeders, meaning they will require some additional nutrition during the season. And don’t forget to mulch heavily. With good preparation, considered plantings and care, your fruits and vegies should thrive during these coming warm seasons.

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Even though there’s more winter on the way, now’s the time to start thinking about giving your home the spring cleaning it deserves with MyHome Cleaning Service. We all know that a cosy closed-up home means there’s dust lurking beneath the furniture and behind the curtains that, if left, can build up and become incredibly unhygienic. This is where MyHome Cleaning Service Mount Eliza can help. MyHome Cleaning Service knows how to combat your dust problems and can provide a range of cleaning solutions to get your home healthy and sparkling clean. It also understands that our lives are becoming increasingly busy with work and family responsibilities, so it is nearly impossible to find the time to keep our homes as clean as we would like them to be. That’s why it offers regular cleaning services as well as thorough seasonal home clean-ups.

High standards and well-practised procedures mean MyHome Cleaning ensures the safety of your home, and because it’s been servicing the Peninsula for more than seven years and MyHome itself has been established in Melbourne for more than 15 years, you know you are in safe hands. MyHome Cleaning’s Tri-Colour cleaning system, which splits the home into three key areas indicated by different colours, ensures the correct cleaning products are used for each area to deliever the most efficient clean and gleam service just in time for spring. So if you’re looking for a top to bottom seasonal home clean by a team of highly trained professionals who deliver consistent results, then call the experts at MyHome Cleaning Service Mount Eliza. Spring is coming, but leave the season-fresh cleaning to MyHome Cleaning. You’ll be glad you did. MYHOME CLEANING SERVICE T: 13 22 31 W:

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Property Home Garden What interior style floats your boat? OZ Design Furniture Mornington has collections inspired by various interior designs to help you create a home that you love. With collections inspired by a seaside aura, you can create interior spaces that reflect an oceanic style. In-store you’ll find casual coastal sofas upholstered in linen, white wash casegood ranges and designer chairs that can be fabricated to suit your interior desires. New season homewares collections will add life and texture to your modern space, transforming it from a house to a beautiful modern home. You’ll find everything your interior needs at OZ Design Furniture Mornington, Showroom D4, Peninsula Home, 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington. Phone 8560 1137. OZ DESIGN FURNITURE MORNINGTON A: Showroom D4, Peninsula Home, 1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington T: 8560 1137 W:

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Property Home Garden It’s been 50 years since Dollar Curtains + Blinds first opened its doors, and in celebration the company is embracing its longstanding heritage of Australianmade craftsmanship. Dollar Curtains + Blinds has always focused on creating a quality product, inspiring the aspirations of its customers and enabling their creativity. Its focus on craftsmanship and customer service continues to this day.

Making a DC+B product requires time, materials, tools, talent, emotion, intelligence and skillful hands. DC+B focuses on what matters to you — a quality handcrafted product. It’s in its design DNA. Behind the smallest detail there is a dedicated person guided by pride in a job well done. After 50-plus years, DC+B is proud to acknowledge the passion and expertise of its team, who ensure every single product is guided by a watchful eye and pride in work well done. The company’s longevity is a tribute to this attention to

detail. From the cutter to the seamstress and the finisher, the products are carefully produced and tested through every stage and handcrafted right here in Melbourne. If you’ve ever been overwhelmed by the whole window covering thing or been dreading where to start, then Dollar Curtains + Blinds’ Mornington team can assist you through the whole process. As the market leader familiar to and trusted by generations of families, Dollar Curtains + Blinds continues to offer quality service and quality products at great value. If you’re thinking of curtains and

blinds, discover and explore DC+B’s store today. Call 5975 3655 to book your free in-home measure and quote or drop by the store in Peninsula Home, Shop C4, 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington. It’s open Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 10am-4pm. DOLLAR CURTAINS + BLINDS A: Shop C4, Peninsula Home, 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington T: 5975 3655 FB: Dollar Curtains + Blinds INSTA: @dollarcurtainsandblinds

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Let’s talk about men BY LIZ ROGERS

Men’s Sheds make a real difference in people’s lives, providing a friendly space where all men of our community can gather together to be safe, be creative and feel supported. These groups are all about inclusiveness and interaction The Mount Martha Men’s Shed at the New Peninsula Community Centre in Craigie Rd has three small sheds on site with a membership of about 70 men with various skills. Changes are afoot to this Men’s Shed where members get together to help various organisations in the community Peter Harris from the Shed explains: “We started the Shed in 2013 with four to six retired men and from there it started to grow and continues to do so. Each Men’s Shed is unique and we in Mount Martha Men’s Shed are very community minded and find working with various volunteer organisations, schools, and other Sheds very rewarding. We finance our Shed through local projects, barbecues, and applying for grants. Our recent Buddy Bench program — one part has been completed and unveiled

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with great success at the Mornington Park Primary School — was supported by the shire council with a grant of $5000 with ongoing buddy benches being installed at Osbourne, Crib Point and Somers primary schools. “We are now starting a program refurbishing approximately 70 bicycles with a grant of $1000 from the shire council, and now we are running out of space for our members and so we have applied for grants from the shire council and the Victorian and Federal governments to build a new Shed. The New Peninsula Baptist Church has made land available to build the Shed at the Craigie Rd site. This new Shed will provide for all men of the community a safe, creative and supportive environment.” The Mount Martha Men’s Shed is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8.30am-1.30 pm. If you would like to know more, call 5973 8888. MOUNT MARTHA MEN’S SHED A: 370 Craigie Rd, Mount Martha T: 5973 8888

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can meet the kitchen cupboard professional who gets the job done on time and see and feel how the product works. You can’t do that online! So get your questions ready, everyone. Warren’s a whiz at finding solutions to both domestic and corporate kitchen conundrums. Just think — no more bending, back-aches and not being able to reach those items at the back of the cupboard. Want easy kitchen access? Let Drawers4Ease show you how — person to person. DRAWERS4EASE A: Mount Martha T: 0414 269 765

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Revive and shine with Ovenu Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to give your oven, range hood, cooktop and barbecue a thorough post-winter clean. It’s time to call the experts at Ovenu Mornington Peninsula. Ovenu technicians use an exclusive range of biodegradable, non-toxic, non-caustic products that are completely safe for your oven, family and pets too, so you can enjoy creating sumptuous meals and treats with near-new appliances free of nasty chemicals. Ovenu owners Nathan and Kim realise that you can’t

live without a fresh and functioning piece of equipment. That’s why Ovenu technicians are fast, reliable and professional. They can even separate the glass panels in your oven door for a seamless transparent shine you simply won’t believe and ensure real peace of mind that your food is being prepared on or in an appliance that’s 100 per cent safe for you. So to get your oven and cooking appliances ready for the busy warmer months ahead, call Ovenu for a quote today. You and your family will be glad you did. OVENU MORNINGTON PENINSULA T: 1300 683 681 W:

Laundry and linen hire made easy Winter’s set in but the Mornington Peninsula is still No.1 for a great escape, so why not let BayLinen Hire & Laundry Services take care of all your linen hiring and laundry needs. BayLinen Hire & Laundry Services offers a full range of luxurious linen for hire and a laundry pick-up service second to none. Owners of holiday homes, bed and breakfasts and other accommodation on the Peninsula can depend on BayLinen too because it provides a laundry service that makes renting a private property easy. Why spend time doing the wash when there’s an expert on hand to get the job done for you? No reason. Call today. BAYLINEN HIRE & LAUNDRY SERVICES M: 0438 387 344 W:

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Promoting a cleaner, greener peninsula by Liz Rogers

Ritchies says NO to single-use plastic bags You may have noticed a change at the checkout in Ritchies: hessian carriers, thick reusable bags, lined chiller holdalls and the lack of stacks of flimsy single-use plastics bags clogging up the supermarket purchasing arteries.

Ritchies’ national advertising and promotions manager and company director James Cameron explains. “This policy push has really been driven by our customers and the phase-out of lightweight plastic bags already happening across the country. Plastic bag bans have been implemented or are pending in all states and territories except NSW. It is time-appropriate

and our customers have been at the forefront of letting us know that this is what they want and expect. It hasn’t taken long for people to remember to bring their own reusable bags with them.” The checkout is not the only place that Ritchies Supermarkets’ plastics policies are changing. Behind the scenes, this well-loved Peninsula provider of quality product to the community is working on the reduction of plastics store-wide. James continues: “We are constantly


building relationships and talking to our suppliers about the overuse of packaging. All organic produce currently comes packaged in plastic and we still use deli plastic containers, which need to be weighed. Most people are very supportive of the changes we are making.” So try to remember your reusable bags. Get into the habit of placing them in the car or garage straight after unpacking. One tip though: try not to use dirty bags in the supermarket. The checkouts need to be as clean as possible for all consumers. And don’t blame the cashiers if you’ve forgotten your bag. Just remember them next time, and the time after that and the time after that …

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