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Nikki Osborne relaxes on the deck of her stunning McCrae home overlooking Port Phillip Bay. It’s a far cry from the film set in Brisbane where the actress spent eight weeks filming a television series about to air on Channel 7, called ‘Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story’. Nikki is a mother of two, an actress, a comedian, a Peninsula local and one of the lead characters in the new Channel 7 series, which airs Sunday, February 12, and Sunday, February 19, at 8.30pm on Channel 7 (in two parts). She plays Delvine Delaney, the beauty pageant winner who found fame on Australian television in the 1970s, became a cast member of ‘The Paul Hogan Show’ and later a co-presenter on the quiz show ‘Sale of the Century’. It’s a dream role for Nikki, who bears a remarkable likeness to Delvine. “When I heard about the role I just went ‘please’,” she says. “I love Delvine. I’ve been nicknamed Delvine in comedy shows I’ve worked on in the past. She and I had pretty similar careers, working in comedy and television.” ‘Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story’ tells the story of Paul Hogan - the almost accidental supernova of raw comedic talent who exploded onto Australia’s entertainment scene and then the world. He was a Sydney Harbour Bridge rigger with five kids who entered a TV talent contest, became a household name and an Oscar-nominated star. Embraced by Australians as ‘Hoges’, he is joined on his journey by lifelong friend, producer and sidekick John ‘Strop’ Cornell. Together they make Australians laugh then proud as one of the most successful tourism campaigns in history sells Aussie hospitality to the world. This, along with the success of ‘Crocodile Dundee’, cements Hogan’s legacy. ‘Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story’ explores the factors that shaped this success, his family life, his two great loves, divorce and his struggle with life in the public eye. Nikki’s career includes a role in Oscar-winning director Peter Bogdanovich’s US telemovie ‘The Mystery of Natalie Wood’ and appearances in award-winning television dramas such as ‘Rush’ and the Bryce Courtenay miniseries ‘Jessica’. It is in comedy, however, where she really made her presence felt. Her improvisational talents were uncovered when she hosted the live interactive game show ‘Quizmania’. Mick Molloy invited Nikki into the cast of his comedy series ‘The Nation’ and numerous guest spots on panel shows, breakfast radio and pilots followed. Nikki battled a gruelling round of auditions to secure the role of Delvine then spent eight weeks away from her family during filming. Her boys Will, 8, and Teddy, 4, have interesting thoughts on mum’s upcoming television role.


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“Will’s little girlfriends at school are far more into what mummy does that he is!” she laughs. “And Teddy is worried I’m going to get stuck in the TV!” Nikki and her husband moved from Hampton to the “Ninch” seven years ago. “My husband wanted land and I wanted water so we travelled south until we found something that had both,” she says. As for juggling parenthood, a Peninsula lifestyle and a soaring career, Nikki is pretty relaxed. “Having an apartment in town would be a good crash pad but once you’ve had a taste of the ‘Ninch’ you don’t go back,” she laughs. ‘Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story’ - Sunday, February 12, and Sunday, February 19, 8.30pm on Channel 7.

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Working together for your child’s future The partnership between students, school and parents is fundamental to achieving the best possible outcome for every student. At Toorak College the school community is united in a single vision; it is all about the students. To bring the best out of each student they need to learn to push the boundaries of what they believe is possible. They need to create, explore and inquire. They need to be encouraged to ask why and they need to learn to not accept what they read or are told but to challenge it. To take these risks students need to feel safe. Principal Kristy Kendall says fostering social relationships and connectedness is everyone’s responsibility - the student, school and parents - and when students feel safe they will embrace challenge. “The school culture needs to develop a growth mindset in all of our students, and our staff and parents as well, encouraging students to take risks and to understand that mistakes are an inevitable part of life that help us to grow and learn. They are not something to be avoided,” says Mrs Kendall. “At Toorak, we know that we develop sensational young people, because we understand that education isn’t about knowledge transfer any more; education is about skill development, character development and vision.” Mrs Kendall invites you to visit Toorak College at Open Day on Saturday, February 18, with tours at 9am and 11am or Discover Toorak on Wednesday, March 22, with tours at 9am and 10am. “When you see a school at work you’ll know if it’s the right school for your child.” Families will have the opportunity to speak with Mrs Kendall and key staff. Phone 9788 7234 or visit for more details. TOORAK COLLEGE A: Old Mornington Rd, Mount Eliza T: 9788 7200 W:


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Personalised Learning at Woodleigh Last year at Woodleigh, our Year 12 students earned our best ever set of VCE results. A median ATAR of 86.1 and median study score of 35 were both outstanding achievements – they were also the highest median scores of any school on the Mornington Peninsula. However, 2017 is a new year with new challenges and (some) new students to meet them. At our Woodleigh Campus, 2017 will see the consolidation of our personalised learning programs. Personalisation recognises that all children are different, and supports the fact that they will in turn learn differently and at different rates. Last year, our pilot program brought tremendous results. Students who participated reported to be more deeply engaged with their learning, taking greater ownership of their studies, as well as developing a more positive image of themselves as we better celebrated their unique achievements. We will continue our multi-award winning Homestead redevelopment program with the rebuilding of Homestead 6. This will create a fourth new-generation Homestead space – combining the pastoral, academic and social aspects of school for our students. There may be a few disruptions as the building takes shape; but as Homesteads 1, 2 and 3 have already shown, the short-term inconvenience is certainly worth it! On Saturday, February 18, we will hold our annual Scholarship Testing Morning and School Tours. I encourage all parents and students who are interested in hearing more about Woodleigh to join me at 9am for an Information Session, followed by student-led tours of our beautiful senior campus. Visit, ask questions of me and your guides, and join the dynamic learning community that is Woodleigh School. Best wishes for a safe and productive 2017, Jonathan Walter, Principal

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Peninsula Piers and Pinots, Bring it On! It’s time to get your Labor Day Weekend program in order and this is an event you don’t want to miss – Sunday, March 12, is the annual Peninsula Piers and Pinots at Flinders Foreshore, from 12noon - 3pm. Around 20 Mornington Peninsula Pinot producers will gather by the sea at the annual Labour Day weekend showcase, where you can taste a range of Pinots, purchase local fine food and listen to music. A wonderful range of wines are available to taste - or buy a glass and enjoy along with a seaside lunch. The annual Piers & Pinots Yacht Race is also held on the same day. Tickets includes a complimentary Riedel tasting glass,

tasting notes and all wine tastings between 12noon and 3pm. Picnic-style food will be available for purchase, along with coffee and soft drinks. This event has been held annually on the Sunday of the Victorian Labour Day long weekend since 2002. Tickets cost $35 and are available at the event from 12noon, but will be limited to a comfortable number on the day. Pre-booking is recommended and you can buy your tickets online now. To book, and for more updates on participating wineries and food vendors head to Peninsula-Piers-Pinots Mornington Peninsula Magazine is a proud sponsor of Peninsula Piers and Pinots.

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Local Edition Coffee Coffee makes everything possible. Agree? We at Local Edition Coffee certainly do. That’s the new name of our kiosk at Mornington Village Shopping Centre. It’s not just a name change...we’re excited about our new look too. Just to whet your appetite, we’re introducing new and exciting things on our menu. We welcome the summer season with fresh & healthy juices and smoothies. They’re perfect for an energy boost or as a refreshing treat. But, for a little bit of decadence, choose from a tempting array of delectable cakes, desserts and treats. Of course, we’ll continue to serve your favourite Tandoori wraps (always gets a thumbs-up) and our range of focaccias, sandwiches and frittatas. What about your coffee, you ask? We’re using nothing less than the best coffee beans to make the finest coffees in town. Our Local Edition Coffee team will see to it that you enjoy every cup. Make sure you ask for a coffee card to get a free coffee - you know how it works. To make things even more exciting, watch out for our free coffee day! It can happen any day. Everything’s possible. P.S. By the way, we’re supporting CanTeen a not for profit group helping 12-25 year olds whose worlds have been turned upside down by cancer. Ask us about it!

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The dos and don’ts of Dolphin watching BY LIZ ROGERS

Most of us know dolphins are social aquatic mammals that breathe through their lungs, not gills. That means they have to swim to the surface frequently to get a big gulp of air - and that means we get to see them up close and personal. Lucky us! The Department of Sustainability and Environment has drawn up guidelines to ensure these amazing creatures are left to their own devices and free from harm. Here’s some simple pointers. If you’re in a recreational boat, keep your distance. That means 100m away from the front of and behind of dolphins and 200m away from a whale. You should also leave any encounters to chance, and if you’re on a jet ski, a 300m distance is mandatory. It is illegal to deliberately position your boat in the path of dolphins, whales or seals and any illegal interactions under the Wildlife Act 1975 will result in a fine up to $6000 or a six-month prison term. Ouch! (If you’re surfing or swimming remember that dolphins, whales or seals may see you as a threat, so don’t get any closer than 30m from a dolphin or 50m from a whale). Ticonderoga Bay, from Police Point to Nepean Rock, is a protected sanctuary zone. Boats can enter (without exceeding 5knots within 200m of shore) but must always maintain their distance from dolphins. The best way to really see these creatures is to choose a licensed tour operator who is permitted to approach dolphins and seals subject to a range of strict operating conditions. Alternatively use some binoculars - and remember dolphins don’t know who you are and may feel threatened. They have been known to attack. And NEVER feed them! Some animals (remember last edition’s seagull story?) become dependent and aggressive when they don’t get what they expect. So, still want to see or swim with dolphins? Of course, you do, but be careful. And if you see any trapped, sick or injured dolphins or whales contact the Whale and Dolphin Emergency Hotline on 1300 136 017 or the Department of Sustainability and Environment’s Customer Service Centre for seals or penguins on 136 186. Respect your local wildlife. It’s the only one we’ve got.

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Youth Dressage Championships, What an Event! BY DANA KRAUSE

Fiona Selby’s magnificent world class facility Boneo Park was immaculately turned out for The Ellanbrae Park 2017 Youth Dressage Championships - a competition for riders aged 10-25 years. About 150 riders competed over three days from Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and even New Zealand. The talent of both riders and horses was phenomenal, some of which are sure to represent Australia on the international stage in the future. Dressage is often described as ballet on horseback and spectators were not disappointed as they were entertained by some of the most graceful young riders and horses in Australia. This was also the first year that interschool classes where included, supported by Toorak College, making this event inclusive of all dressage riders.

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Samantha Bingham and Richfeild won the Medium Pony; and Fern Wright, riding Kamber Pryderi, won the FEI U25 Grand Prix. The weather improved on day three and the final state championship winners were: Jemma Dodd from South Australia, once again riding Class Capture, won the Preliminary Pony; Melissa Galloway riding BWS Cabaret, from New Zealand, won the Preliminary Horse; Jessica Hivon (bottom left) from Victoria on Garraboo Scoobie Doo, won the FEI Junior Tour; Morgan Duell and Florinzz, from Victoria, won the FEI Medium Tour; Amy Bacchman from Victoria, riding Heritage Park Chartreuse, won the FEI Pony Tour; Amy Reilly riding Michar, from NSW, won the FEI Small Tour; and the picture perfect combination Charlie Welsh, riding W Esther De Jeu, from Victoria won FEI Young Rider Tour.

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Claire Plenty and Queensland The state champions of day one included: Brooke Mance riding Fairbanks Ringo, from Victoria, won the Elementary Pony; Samantha Coleshill from South Australia, riding Tarrendene Forte, won the Elementary Horse; Alicia Ryan from Victoria, on Bluefields Furstentanz, won the Advanced Horse; and Fern Wright on Kamber Pryderi, from Victoria, won the FEI Inter II Horse. The state championships of day two were: Haylea Wright on Stanmore Park Ruby, from Victoria, won the Novice Horse; Jemma Dodd from South Australia, riding Class Capture, won the Novice Pony; Nicole Berry riding Euroz Jinks, from South Australia, won the Medium Horse; Allysse Smith from Victoria, on the imported Keilshoop Honeyhill,

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BY LIZ ROGERS made commercial kitchen work a thing of the past (she misses the adrenalin rush of service and the comradeship at Becco and her 2 Chef Hats venue Onions). “There’ll be 15 primary school children from low socioeconomic families at the camp organised through The Salvation Army (in late January). If I can plant a seed in just one of these kids’ minds that there are possibilities out there, it’s been worth it.” The easy going My Kitchen Rules judge has been emergency relief volunteering in Dingley once a week and will be in a school in Frankston North mentoring kids one on one from February onwards. “I also fundraise for the children’s hospice Very Special Kids,” she continues, and as the rain begins to thrash the sand and sea, she tells me she’s turned her hand to distributing sailing apparel with her husband David Andrew. “I’m not a sailor, but David is mad for it, so somehow we’ve got a bedroom full of British made Rooster sailing kit! It’s a bit of fun and the brand is affordable” – Egan and Andrew like supporting club sailors and are members at Mount Martha – “We’ve taken it on and there’s a lovely tailored line for women.” Check out the website for more info. “I’m really looking forward to the camp at Before we wrap it up, I ask Egan how her squid fishing has been Ferngully Lodge in Healesville. We stay for a going. “I caught one! Salt and pepper, lightly dusted in flour and week. The kids come from the Frankston North deep fried quickly. Delicious. The second time I went out on the area and have never had the opportunity to go to kayak with my daughter - three and a half hours later – nothing!” camp. All we plan to do is have fun, fun, fun!” That’s the luck of the draw we figure but one thing’s for sure – Egan began searching for volunteer work around six years ago, she’ll give it another go. You can’t stop her. after she had an accident that left her shoulder in bad shape and

Following on from our Lovin’ Life on the Peninsula story in the January edition, Mornington Peninsula Magazine thought you’d like to know more about Liz Egan’s connection with our coast, cooking with local produce and creating long lasting ties with kids who’ve had a rough start. I caught up with this petit blond haired go-getter one stormy afternoon and, as the cumulonimbus nudged its way from the hazy horizon towards us, I found out that my namesake is smart, funny and very determined to make a difference.


Liz says: ‘This is my fave quick salad and serves four as a starter, or you can cut the prawns and potatoes smaller and serve in little glasses with drinks. If I’m serving this to guests I’ll keep out four prawns and place one on top of each serve. It’s also good served on a bed of shredded and lightly dressed iceberg lettuce.’ Yum! TIP- Keep any oil the chorizo drops and use when next making a pasta or frittata.


2 spring onions, green part only, finely sliced on the diagonal 8 baby potatoes, cooked and halved 20 cooked prawns, peeled and deveined 1/2 chorizo, thinly sliced on diagonal, then pan fried until slightly crispy * Grated zest 1/2 lemon


2 tbsp. mayonnaise 100 ml thickened cream Juice 1/2 lemon 2 tbsp. tomato sauce 1/2 tsp., or more to taste, Tabasco 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika Salt and pepper to taste A little warm water to thin Whisk the sauce ingredients together and adjust seasoning. Whisk in a small amount of warm water. Add potatoes to sauce 1/2 hour before needed. Just before serving toss in all other ingredients and gently mix.

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Taylah Carroll, 21 has been hooked on music most of her life. This Mornington melody maker creates music to soothe the soul and is managed by a boutique agency in Prahran called Melodic Management. Mornington Peninsula Magazine caught up with her via FB and email while she was backpacking through Peru and Colombia! Back on the Peninsula and having completed her Bachelor of Arts, she’s ready to devote all her time to the medium she loves. Get set to hear more of Taylah in 2017. Follow her at TaylahCarrollMusic on FB or on Instagram @taylahcarrollmusic to see how. Have you always been a musician? There is no time I can recall that I haven’t been in love with music and performing. When did you start singing/ playing? When I was six or seven I joined a children’s performing company, so I suppose that’s when I started singing and performing music in an organised capacity. I was putting on little shows when we had people over for dinner and performing whenever and wherever I could long before signing on to CPCA (Children’s Performing Company of Australia) though. I started piano to accompany my vocals and song writing. I started taking lessons in high school, though I only attended them sporadically and didn’t really like them. I much prefer to play by ear or to simply compose. I picked up the guitar about two years ago and have been teaching myself little bits and pieces. How do you get started on a song? Where do they come from? It depends on the song. They all come out differently. Sometimes I start with a lyric or phrase. Sometimes I write

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out the whole song lyrically and find a vocal melody or I’m playing around with an instrument and find a melody that I love and a song will flow on from there. Sometimes they seem to write themselves, as though they flow through me, like a stream of consciousness. These are the ones that are often the strongest songs. What instruments do you play? I primarily play piano, but have recently been writing more on guitar. Now that I’ve finished my undergraduate degree I really want to buy an electric guitar and a synth. To play the trumpet would be amazing too, although I hear it’s super difficult. How would you describe your style? I always find this question challenging to answer and usually just say alternative, but recently a friend described it as “sad indie pop”. I think that encapsulates better than I could.

Portsea Pub and venues of the like. It’s been great playing on the Peninsula and being a part of the music scene here. I have made many amazing friends and been given loads of opportunities to perform. Where were you brought up and where do you live now? I did my primary school years in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs in Blackburn and Mt Waverley and moved to Mornington when I was 11 just before high school. I am currently based at my family home in Mornington. What’s your favourite Peninsula beach and why? Cameron’s Bite in Blairgowrie. We used to moor our boat there. It is secluded and quaint, the water is always a beautiful blue in the summer, and a tiny rickety white pier stretches into the bay from the sand.

Any favourite peninsula musicians/ artists? Ruby Whiting is one of my closest friends and creates beautiful heartfelt, wandering tunes. Harrison Storm is great. Millie Souter who did the promo artwork for my Ep launch is a wonderful visual artist too.

Do you write poetry? I started writing poetry in year seven as a form of catharsis and long before I started writing songs. The songs (not including some terrible ones written when I was about six), only really started to come out of me once I could play with instrumentation as well.

Where have you played on the Mornington Peninsula and how was the experience? I’ve played a lot at Gods Kitchen, The Bay,

What course are you doing at Melbourne University? I just completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology and Minoring in

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How will you spend the rest of your holidays? I’m in Colombia now and I will be backpacking here for the next two and a half weeks. I then finish with a week in Mexico and will be back home with my family for the rest of the break. I intend to hug and hang out with everyone I love, walk lots, go to the beach lots, and start writing more songs. What does the future hold for you? Now that I’ve completed my BA, I’m giving myself a year or two to solely concentrate on music. I will be playing more shows, writing new music and producing a new Ep. I haven’t really thought much further than that, although I would love to go to India. Which musicians inspire you and why cover Life on Mars? I love the song! It’s my favourite Bowie song. It evokes nostalgia in me and the melody is just so lovely. My musical inspirations include Tori Amos, Sarah Blasko, Laura Marling (lyrically), and, not so much an inspiration but a new love, Julia Jacklin. She has inspired me to write lately.

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The annual Western Port Festival returns on February 24-26 and with it, the Miss Western Port Pageant. Mornington Peninsula Magazine

caught up with this year’s finalists ahead

of the February 25 judging. Miss Western Port 2017 will be announced on the RPP FM Main Stage on Saturday, February 25, 1.30pm - 2pm. The mission of the Miss Western Port Pageant is to create opportunities for local young women. Entrants are judged

on their community service involvement, ability to connect with people from all walks of life, poise, presence, interviewing skills and confidence. “She must be an allrounded woman who has a desire to make a positive impact in her community while being a positive role model to others,”

director Hannah Swinnerton explains. The theme for the 2017 Western Port Festival is ‘Superheroes’ (a superhero can be a Mum, Dad, emergency services worker, volunteer and more). More at

International Women’s Day – Get On Board! Hundreds of people will gather at Mornington Racecourse on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day and you can be a part of it.

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the globe on March 8 each year. On the Peninsula the day is marked by a breakfast attended by a diverse range of professional men and women who recognise the important role women play in modern society. The event, now in its third year, is jointly arranged by the Rotary clubs of Frankston North, Frankston,

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Mt Eliza and Peninsula 2.0. All profits are donated to charity. International Women’s Day is about celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. The breakfast runs from 7am-9am. More than 370 guests attended the 2016 event and organisers expect an even bigger crowd this year. The speakers are Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell and Susan Berg, author of ‘The Girl Who Lived’.
 Susan was the sole survivor of a boating accident at the age of 15 that claimed the lives of her mother, father and brother. On January 7, 2017, Susan faced her greatest fear - open water - and swam the world’s largest open water

event, the Lorne Pier to Pub. This was part of her ongoing journey of self-healing and to encourage other women to confront and overcome their own fears. Tickets $50 each, tables of ten $500, buy at: Enquiries to David on 0414 996 798. Mornington Peninsula Magazine is a proud sponsor of the Peninsula’s International Women’s Day Breakfast 2017. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST 2017 A: Mornington Racecourse ‘Gunnamatta Room’, 320 Racecourse Rd W:

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Eight new poles have been installed along the Dreaming Trail at the George Pentland Botanic Gardens in Frankston. The ironbark poles, replacing ones that had succumbed to weather and white ants, tell the Boonwurrung people’s story of the Mornington Peninsula’s creation: “A long time ago, Bunjil the eagle asked Mindi the snake to help create the land. Mindi was the one that created the rivers and valleys and now she lays waiting beneath the Peninsula. The Mindi path is a reminder that creation is precious and that we must respect and care for mother earth.” Photos: Mark Calleja ( 26

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Travellers advised to seek an adviser Smart travellers know the key to an outstanding trip is partnering with a travel adviser. And people who work with advisers such as the staff at Peninsula Travel, a member of leading luxury travel agency network Virtuoso®, say trips planned with an adviser’s guidance are better than those organised without them. Here are just three reasons why: 1. Personalised planning: Whether you’re the do-it-yourself type or want someone else to take the reins, when you collaborate with a travel adviser, your trips will be tailored to your interests and budget. 2. Global expertise and connections: Not only do Virtuoso travel advisers have extensive personal knowledge of destinations and products around the world, they have relationships with global partners who can arrange exclusive experiences to make a trip truly extraordinary. 3. Value: A Virtuoso adviser has access to the same (and often better) pricing than you can find online and can secure special perks like complimentary room upgrades that you can’t get on your own. “People who are overwhelmed and dissatisfied with the glut of online information now crave the human connection,” said Peninsula Travel director Michele Saunderson. “Once they partner with one of our travel advisers, they wonder why they didn’t do it sooner.” PENINSULA TRAVEL A: 9 Bay Rd, Mount Martha T: 5974 3911 E:







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BY LIZ ROGERS Sasha (10) from Blairgowrie, 10-year-old Luke Hickson and his eight-year-old sister Sarah (their cousins) have been surfing with their parents for much of their young lives and don’t seem to be bothered that the waves are twice their size and angry (their dads are out there with them). Older Mount Martha ‘gromms’ Andrew Juchnevicius, Alex Cook and Cam Myers are amazed the event is free and are suitably impressed by Rabbit’s credentials, while local 15-year-old St Andrews surfer Jett Dickinson is so chilled out he could be in a freezer. After a quick warm up on the beach they all slip into the surf. “Look at that rip out there”, says Rabbit. “They are unbelievable. Some of them are so little, but look at them go.” I’ve never

day and 22 ‘gromms’ participating. Now this is where you want to be. Hurley’s personal video coaching mobile 8am. Blue cloudless sky. Dunes, (where the kids will watch themselves surf undulating behind them and on the waves later) has travelled from Queensland and New South Wales and a group of local ‘grommets’ just will be heading to Torquay - but let’s get itching to get into the water. back to Gunnamatta. Gunnamatta Beach has always been a lady World Surfing three-time champion and who sends mixed messages. She oozes Hurley international surf ambassador wild beauty but behind her grand façade Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew is checking she is well known for being dangerous and out the conditions while the kids slip downright deathly. That doesn’t seem to on their wetsuits. Let’s say I’m fairly bother the 10 local surfers ranging from impressed to be in the same carpark as eight to 20 years of age who have come to this surfing legend (I grew up watching participate in the free elite surf coaching him riding waves across the planet). The session put on by the travelling Hurley kids don’t have much of an idea who he Surf Club. They’re just stoked and ready is until we mention it and they get onto to surf. YouTube and have their minds blown. There will be three sessions over the 13-year-old Jake Pancic and his sister ( 28 Everything we love about the peninsula, fresh every month

seen anything like it. The courage, physical strength and confidence of these kids is, well, nuts! Each surfer is filmed. Once on Terra Firma the guys hunker down in the Hurley van and go over the material with Head Coach Tim McDonald and Rabbit. Jett’s mum Danni talks. “This is so good. What an opportunity to have the best check out Jett’s surfing” (all they had to do was sign up online, submit a questionnaire and upload a one-minute video to YouTube to be part of it). The program’s global roster of coaches includes former world champion and Aussie surfing legend Barton Lynch, plus there’s free how to videos breaking down the techniques of top pros on the Hurley Surf Club website. For more info log onto en_gb/c/hurley/surf-club. Sick.

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PURE INDULGENCE Exclusive spa treatments, indulgent massages and bathing at The Wellness Manor will always delight.

SOMETHING FOR HER Sleepwear in gorgeous silks and pure cottons, Lorna Jane Active Wear and Mornington's finest lingerie; Just Peachie Lingerie has gifts to delight.

SOMETHING FOR HIM Surprise him with two wheels and get his heart racing. Be it mountains, sand, street or the open roads, Mornington Cycles has something special in store. 

SURE TO DELIGHT Sweeten the moment with a delicious hamper of handmade goodies from Triple Treat.

DINNER WITH A VIEW Complete your perfect day with a Spanish influenced dinner for two in the light filled atrium at Casa De Playa.  

Cornish College Celebrates Five Years

Cornish College is preparing to celebrate its five-year Foundation Day on February 16. The college opened in 2012 as a new co-educational independent school with 220 students. Almost five years on the school is welcoming 700 students from ELC to Year 12 in 2017. Principal Vicki Steer said the event would be a chance for everyone who had been involved in the college’s growth to celebrate. “The story of the foundation of Cornish College is one of community persistence and vision,” Ms Steer said. “Our school thrives today because of our community’s belief in our educational philosophy of preparing students for life. We recognise the importance of academic rigour, creativity and developing strong foundation skills for learning.” Despite the growth in student numbers, Cornish College is still a medium-sized co-educational school where students are known and learning is personalised and engaging. Cornish College’s motto is “Make a Difference” and at its core is the development of independence, compassion and personal excellence in order for students to make a positive contribution within their community and globally. Students come from a wide range of bayside and Peninsula regions, with the school’s extensive private bus services covering the regions, including Frankston, Frankston South and Mount Eliza. Cornish College welcomes interested families to an Open Morning on Wednesday, March 8, from 10am to 1pm. Please register at cornishcollege. CORNISH COLLEGE A: 65 Riverend Rd, Bangholme T: 9781 9000 W:

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Lifelong Learners. Unique Environment. All children are natural inquirers and powerful learners. We nurture their sense of enquiry and aim to inspire a quest for learning throughout life. Chelsea

Our dynamic curriculum and rigorous academic program encourages students to achieve and to make a difference in their local and global communities. Located on 100 acres of natural parkland, our students enjoy a natural environment with plenty of time outdoors. Our unique golf leadership program utilises the Cornish Links on campus, specifically designed for children. School Tour Saturday 11 February at 10.00am Open Morning Wednesday 8 March from 10.00am to 1.00pm Please book online:

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Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda will light up Rosebud’s Foreshore in April at an Australian-first exhibition of some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters. ‘Lights by DreamWorks’ is a large-scale lantern experience. It is an interactive, walkthrough experience for all ages, it’s set to run for 30 days and it’s tipped to attract more than 300,000 visitors. You will see more than 100 DreamWorks characters brought to life and it’s previously only been seen in Chile and London. Acting Tourism and Major Events Minister Philip Dalidakis launched the ‘Lights by DreamWorks Exhibition’ at Rosebud on January 13. Modelled on the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival, ‘Lights by DreamWorks’ features huge illuminated figures from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar. Visitors will also be treated to scenographic pieces, LED furnishings, themed technology and learning zones, an immersive cinema experience and animatronic dragons. The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the event through the $20 million Regional Events Fund, which funds the biggest events in regional Victoria. Acting Tourism and Major Events Minister Philip Dalidakis said: “The Lights by DreamWorks Exhibition is an event for the whole family. It’s also a great opportunity for visitors to explore one of Victoria’s seaside regional towns.”

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Tim Robards & Anna Heinrich - The Bachelor Gamble Breaux & Dr Rick Wolfe

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From Shoreham to Fitzroy Crossing BY LIZ ROGERS

Imagine having your home burn down and not having the funds to rebuild. Imagine not being able to access the materials you need because you live in an incredibly remote part of the Kimberley – 2000km from Perth and 500km from Broome in Western Australia to be exact.

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Not a great way to ring in the New Year, right? Susan and Emily from the McCulloch and McCulloch Whistlewood Gallery in Shoreham work on fundraising initiatives with various educational, literacy and health organisations to further the work of Aboriginal programs. When they heard the news about the fire, they got moving. Aboriginal artist, Bawoorooga man and Gooniyandi traditional healer Claude Carter had his first show with them in conjunction with Salt Contemporary Art in Queenscliff in 2011. This social leader and teacher of Law and Culture’s work represents a sacred cave on his treasured land, the power of connectivity to it and is painted with pure Kimberley ochres that Claude mines himself. “We’ve had the privilege of representing Claude’s work for some time now. His show was a sell-out and people were very impressed by his work and modus. Claude and his wife Andrea Pindan (who is also a leading artist of Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing) spent 16 years building their homeland community of Bawoorooga. There was an art shed, food garden, native plant nursery and a fruit orchard. The news of the fire is devastating,” explain Susan and Emily. The girls at Whistlewood have contributed to a crowd funding platform that has been set up at (Rebuild an Aboriginal Community that Burnt Down) by donating one of Claude’s beautiful paintings entitled Limestone Ridge at Goonboorooru Cave which has just been sold (at time of writing) for $4800. All funds go to the cause with the aim to raise $12,000. The gallery also has two additional Claude Carter works available now for purchase as every sale helps. Nice work ladies – from Shoreham to beyond. MCCULLOCH AND MCCULLOCH|WHISTLEWOOD GALLERY  A: 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham VIC 3916 T: 5989 8282 W: Pictured: Top: Claude Carter, Limestone Ridge at Goonboorooru Cave, pure Kimberley ochres on canvas, 140 x 100cm Middle: Kevin Kelly (Claude’s agent) and Claude Carter at his solo exhibition presented by McCulloch & McCulloch at Salt Contemporary Art in 2011

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The Lunar Chinese New Year (or Chinese Spring Festival) started on January 28 this year and it’s the Rooster’s turn to take centre stage. The Chinese zodiac attaches animal signs to each lunar year in a cycle of 12 years and is separated into 12 blocks, with each having a one-year life-span. The Rooster is 10th of the 12 animals. Supposedly the zodiac animals originated from the Han Dynasty and used to count years and signs include the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. Each animal is also associated with an ‘earthly branch’ such as fire, water, metal, wood or earth. People who are born in the year of the Rooster have a fixed element of metal and are usually active, outspoken and like to be the centre of attention. That means they love a party, social gathering and FEBRUARY 2017 (63)

expect an audience to charm the pants off. They don’t get sick that often and spring back with a vengeance which is great because they love to work, work, work and are very competitive. Multi-tasking is easy for them so you’ll find them in jobs like public relations, journalism, sales and teaching. 2017 is a Fire Rooster year which only happens every 60 years. Per Chinese astrology, the year of one’s birth sign is the unluckiest year in the 12-year cycle, so Roosters will face plenty of challenges but will get through with confidence especially if they are in leadership positions. They will be highly motivated and authoritative although a bit temperamental and overdramatic at times. Diligence and pursuit of success will outshine any setbacks. So, watch out the rest of you - The Roosters are getting ready to make some noise. Cock-a-doodle-do!

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Paisley Collectables “Selection of Murano Glass Jewellery” Ph: 0410 464 788

Dogs Republic “‘A pair of Norwegian Falcon Chairs” Ph: 0431 193 139

Tom & Jan Hearn “Edwardian Coal Box” Ph: 0409 350 315

J. Edwards Jewellery “An Art Deco marquis shaped Diamond Ring” Ph: 5977 4414

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Tyabb Packing House “Vintage Medical Paraphenalia” Ph: 5977 4414

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Enemy Aircraft Over Port Phillip 75 Years Ago People who were out in the open on the morning of February 26, 1942, would have heard and seen a small black aircraft flying slowly over the Mornington Peninsula. It would not have occurred to them that it might be an enemy plane. Everyone knew that Japanese aircraft could not possibly reach this part of Australia. It was just too far. Singapore had surrendered almost two weeks before, but Singapore is a long way from Victoria. The raid on Pearl Harbour, however, had shown that the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was capable of attacking targets over long distances. Few people in Victoria would have considered that the distance was greater from Japan to Pearl Harbour than from Melbourne to Rabaul, which had fallen at the end of January. Though the surprise attack on Pearl Harbour had sunk or seriously damaged 16 warships, none of the US Navy’s aircraft carriers were in the harbour that morning. The IJN needed to know where the carriers were and the location of any fleet which might be preparing to strike against it. The pilot and observer in the little black plane were here to check on Port Phillip. During WWII the IJN operated some of the largest submarines in the world, even a number which carried

aircraft in a waterproof hangar. In the early hours of February 26 one of these, the I-25, had surfaced off the north-east tip of King Island. The small Yokosuka float-plane was removed from the hangar and, a couple of hours before dawn, launched from a catapult. It flew to Cape Otway, followed the coast to Point Lonsdale then turned towards Melbourne. Crossing the Bellarine Peninsula, it passed over Portarlington and flew into a cloud-bank. To gain an idea of where he was the pilot descended to around 300m and broke out of the cloud right above the Laverton RAAF base. Because of the red roundel on the fuselage it was identified as Japanese by more than one at Laverton but it seems that no effort was made to pursue it. Continuing on his way, hiding in the clouds for a time, the pilot again dropped lower to determine his location and broke through the clouds above the anti-aircraft gun battery at Williamstown. As luck would have it, maintenance was being carried out on the guns and no shots were fired. The plane flew over Melbourne, observing the docks and ships in port, before turning to fly over St Kilda and Sandringham. It then crossed the bay to Dromana and over the Peninsula to Cape Schanck where it turned towards King Island and landed in the sea close to the submarine. It

was quickly lifted aboard, stored in its hangar and I-25 submerged and continued its reconnaissance voyage. Flights were then made over Hobart, Wellington and Auckland before I-25 returned to its base (it had flown over Sydney before coming to Melbourne). Because the flights from I-25 showed that none of these ports were sheltering a strong naval force, attacks were not made on any of them. In early April a powerful IJN force attacked Ceylon (Sri Lanka) seeking the Royal Navy’s Eastern Fleet. The distance travelled was similar to a passage to Melbourne. Had the US carriers been in Port Phillip there is no doubt they would have been attacked. In the days following the flight no mention was made in the Melbourne press. The Argus newspaper first reported it on August 20, 1945, (three years later) in an article copied from a New Zealand newspaper. Few Victorians then, or now, are aware of the day that WWII came so close. BY MAURIE HUTCHINSON President, Peninsula Ship Society T: Maurie Hutchinson (pres) 9787 5780 The Peninsula Ship Society meets at Hastings Yacht Club on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 10am. Visitors always welcome.

ABOVE: A Yokosuka float-plane similar to the one that flew over Melbourne in February, 1942. LEFT: A wartime photo of the pilot and observer who flew over Port Philip with their aircraft.

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? APPED Thousands of visitors and PeninsulaBresidents EEN SN descended on Frankston’s fabulous Waterfront last month for two days of family fun. The annual Waterfront Festival attracted an estimated 30,000 people over the weekend of January 14-15, during which they were treated to a feast of live music, markets, arts and crafts, a smorgasbord of more than 20 food trucks, and scores of rides, activities and amusements. Photos by JP ur pic, file of yo t at digital /index or no Get the printed whether sulamagazin in en ries” tonp ll Galle orning “A .m s” ck os Pic Cli ial phot to “Soc at. Then go u were venue yo and the

New look coming in 2017!!! We commenced our $9.7 million refurbishment in November last year and all staged works aim to be completed by December this year.

Artists impressions of front entrance inside and out

Scope of works planned: Conversion of 3 and 4 bed wards to 2 bed wards. Increased single rooms New, modern patient accommodation and ensuites. Improved front entrance access for patients and vehicles Chapel to be moved and increased in size with the addition of a multipurpose adjourning meeting room New kiosk and lounge area in front reception Whilst this is a comprehensive and detailed refurbishment it will occur in stages in order to have the least impact on both our inpatients and outpatient services. We will continue to provide the same expert physical rehabilitation and care for our patients every day throughout the project.

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Oh Boy, We Love Our Beaches! What’s not to love about the beach at this time of year? To celebrate summer, the Mornington Peninsula Magazine team asked our Facebook followers to upload their best beach photos in January for a chance to WIN a $200 Woodman Estate voucher. The images were so amazing we couldn’t resist sharing a selection of them in this issue. The winner was Josh Harris and his stunning, eerie photo of a sunrise at Capel Sound, pictured right. Check out all the entries on our Facebook page and Like our page to keep up to date with more competitions like this one:

View of Sorrento Front Beach from the Ferry #nofilter by Jasmine Semple

Josh Harris, sunrise at Capel Sound - WINNER Nippers First Day (& her cheer squad) at Point Leo Beach by Melissa McPherson

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Having a blast at Safety Beach by Simon Maddock

Mornington Peninsula by Jade Smith

The place to be this Summer Don’t miss the spectacular Ranelagh Club 90th anniversary Gala Saturday 18th Feb* Members enjoy all year round: Full social calendar of events for all ages I sailing programs and storage use of 6 floodlit tennis courts, private beach access and beach box use I member clubhouse with full service bistro *Members and Guests of members 18+

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Let’s Dance! Stage Door Dance Academy in Rosebud is celebrating 30 years of dance on the Mornington Peninsula - now that’s an achievement!

STAGE DOOR DANCE ACADEMY Commercial Modern Jazz / Hip Hop / Contemporary / Classical Ballet / Tap Tiny Tots Dance Play / Barre Pilates / Special Needs Classes / Mature Age Classes Tuition for all ages with trained & experienced teachers Professional studio with sprung floor/mirrors/ballet barres 2/2 NEWINGTON AVE, ROSEBUD T. 5981 1378 OR 0401 952 729 ( 44

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Principal Sheron Kennedy-McLean and her team have shared their love of dance for so many years that Sheron now teaches second generation students whose mothers once danced with her as tiny tots! Sheron’s fully equipped Newington Avenue studio is fitted with sprung floors, mirrored walls, ballet barres and a reception area. Sheron started dancing the age of six at a leading Melbourne dance school, where she also later did her teacher training. She has danced professionally across Melbourne and beyond, including The Swagman Restaurant, The Chevron, The Stardust, The Abruzzo Club, Hobart Casino, The Atrium, The Gazebo and more. Sheron runs day and evening classes for all ages and levels of fitness and experience. Classes range from tiny tots through to special needs and mature aged classes. Stage Door Dance Academy also has a wide variety of classes. There’s hip hop, modern jazz, contemporary, classical ballet, tap, barre pilates and more. Stage Door Dance Academy in Rosebud – it’s fun, fitness and professional. New dancers are always welcome. Give it a try, your first lesson is free. STAGE DOOR DANCE ACADEMY A: 2/2 Newington Ave, Rosebud West T: 5981 1378 W:

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Parenting & Education ‘Lantasia Dreaming’ is transforming Boneo Maze into a night garden this summer. The enchanting gardens and wetlands in Fingal provides the inspiration for more than 80 hand-crafted lanterns at dusk. As the sun set, the lights of the silk sculptures switches on in the natural landscape. Photos: Willow Creative



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Magic at Dusk LANTASIA DREAMING transforms the Mornington Peninsula’s Boneo Maze into an ethereal Night Garden this summer. The enchanting gardens and wetlands of Boneo Maze in Fingal have provided the inspiration for more than 80 hand-crafted lanterns at dusk. As the sun sets, the lights of the stunning silk sculptures illuminate the natural landscape and a journey into fantasy and tranquility begins. Returning for a second year, the lanterns whisper the story of Australian animals and plants and explore ideas underpinning the Dreamtime stories. Children and adults alike will be captivated by the glow of the gardens as they wander 27 acres of garden, boardwalks and outdoor play spaces. Dreamtime characters include the Elder wombat, Waa the wise crow, the heroic eagle Bunjil, the thirsty frog Tiddalik and others. Learn more about Aboriginal Australia and experience didgeridoo meditation performances, bush tucker gatherings and tools and weapons demonstrations. In the games garden, families can picnic FEBRUARY 2017 (63)

under the stars surrounded by illuminated sculptures or enjoy supper at the lakeside café watching the gardens glow. After a successful Lantasia season last summer for Boneo Maze, managers Tyson Savanah and Justine Watt are thrilled to incorporate new designs and storytelling elements to this year’s event. “By opening the gardens of Boneo Maze at night and creating a unique light sculptures ambience, we’re hoping to bring a little bit of magic to the Mornington Peninsula,” said Tyson. LANTASIA tickets also include Boneo Maze’s popular twilight mini-golf in the entry price. LANTASIA at Boneo Maze opens nightly until February 2017, 6-10pm; Friday and Saturday nights during term 1, 6pm10pm; and nightly during Easter holidays, 6pm–10pm. Tickets at the gate and online www. Tickets: $20 adults, $18 children (3-17yrs), $18 seniors/ concession, $70 family (2A + 2C). LANTASIA AT BONEO MAZE W: FB /BoneoMazeMiniGolf


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Dromana College will take on a carnival atmosphere in March when it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

councillor and Dromana policeman George Bishop called a meeting of parents of prospective students after trying unsuccessfully the previous year to get a technical school started in Mornington. Mr Bishop believed the Former teachers and students who time was right for a technical school make up the bands Missing Links, to complement the co-ed Rosebud Munster Terrace and a Bruce Springsteen High School and Red Hill Consolidated tribute will share the stage with school School, and his drive, enthusiasm and bands and current student performers. no-nonsense approach to his community There will be market and food stalls, resulted in the establishment of the memorabilia, an abseiling wall, petting Dromana Technical School on February zoo, facepainting, $10 wrist bands 8, 1967, in former Flinders Shire works allowing unlimited rides, tours of the buildings and some portable classrooms college and performing arts students in Palmerston Ave. promoting the college’s upcoming There were 109 students from all over production of the Wizard of Oz. the Peninsula at the school on its first The college had its genesis in October day under principal Noel Maher, and 1966, when former Flinders Shire although he was only at the school for

a short time, Mr Maher oversaw the purchase of 11ha at Harrisons Rd for the construction of the permanent school. Mr Green, the second principal, supervised the $600,000 construction of the academic and trade wing with associated outbuildings, administration building and tennis and basketball courts. The celebration is on Sunday, March 12, from 10am-3pm at 110 Harrisons Rd, Dromana. Inquiries: Contact Theresa Stelling, 5987 2805. DROMANA COLLEGE A: 110 Harrisons Rd, Dromana T: 5987 2805 W:

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Some things change, some stay the same From this year, Years 7, 8 and 9 at The Peninsula School will be a little different. Proudly co-educational, the school offers a diverse, vibrant and challenging learning environment that reflects the real world, where boys and girls work together. This means a combination of co-educational and single gender classes for Mathematics and English that will see Peninsula School students in this important life stage engaged in learning designed specifically for each individual and their class. “Years 7, 8 and 9 at The Peninsula School is an exciting

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time. It’s a unique period of student growth and development,” explains Mrs Muriel Bakker, Head of the Middle Years’ ‘Becoming Me’ program. “This is when we extend our students’ academic skills, promote personal development and encourage responsible citizenship through a variety of learning experiences.” The School believes that co-educational and single gender classes for Mathematics and English in these years, combined with a targeted teaching approach, provides the optimal learning environment for students in this age group. Head of Student Wellbeing, Mrs Lyn Bylart explains. “This approach, which also offers enhanced pastoral care through House-based mentoring, understands the social,

emotional and physical changes that occur at this time. It ensures every student has what they need to flourish and promotes positive relationships between boys and girls as they mature.” The program includes interdisciplinary learning across a range of academic areas and an extensive outdoor education program and starts to prepare students for their transition into the all-important Senior Years. For more information about The Peninsula School go to or call 9788 7777. THE PENINSULA SCHOOL A: 20 Wooralla Drive, Mount Eliza T: 9788 7777 W:

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As the Mornington Peninsula’s premier school, we move with the times. But we also uphold tradition. In 2018, Years 7, 8 and 9 at The Peninsula School will be a little different. Proudly co-educational, we offer a diverse, vibrant and challenging learning environment that reflects the real world, where boys and girls work together. This means a combination of co-educational and single gender classes for Mathematics and English that will see our students in this important life stage engaged in learning designed specifically for each individual and their class. With limited places available in 2018, contact us to find out more about the opportunities for your child.



Book a ‘bucket list’ tour to Africa, get fit at a 24-hour gym, dine at an award winning authentic Italian restaurant, enjoy boutique shopping and… wait for it… browse the works of more than 20 designers and producers under one roof at The Big Shed Balnarring.

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Welcome to Balnarring – a treasure trove of natural beauty, boutique shopping, delicious dining experiences and much more, moments from the beach. Holiday, visit or live there, this beautiful township midway between Hastings and Flinders is a delight. In this issue of Mornington Peninsula Magazine, we feature some of the businesses that call Balnarring home – both new and established - and highlight some of the wonderful services and products you can find among them.

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A PERFECT FIT Less than three months after opening, Balnarringym has reached its target of 300 members. “The fact that we are open 24 hours every day has been a big factor,” said manager Tiffany Jukes. “For example, a lot of tradies tend to use the gym early in the morning, whereas some mums are coming around 8pm after the kids are in bed. Shift workers also appreciate the 24/7. Retirees seem to enjoy working out during the quieter times of the day. We’re finding a lot of young lads are getting fit for the football season in the gym after work.” Tiffany’s colleague, Brendan Potter, added: “The wide variety of fitness equipment is a real plus. The sled run, the battle rope and the boxing circuit

are all proving popular. The True Stretch Frame is also in great demand. And with the snow season approaching, our new True Traverse Lateral Trainer (pictured), which increases the muscle on the outside of thighs, is also in high demand.” The True Traverse is a revolutionary piece of cardio equipment that combines the motions of a stepper, elliptical and treadmill all in one, allowing users to achieve a more complete workout in a fraction of the time spent on traditional cardio pieces. BALNARRINGYM A: 2992 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring T: 5931 3131 FB: Facebook/balnarringym I:

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In the relatively short time Elm Hair has been in Balnarring it has been quick to make an impression. Owned and operated by sisters Emily

and Laura Mayle and from whose initials it takes its name, Elm opened in a small boutique salon and soon gained a reputation for service and quality, rapidly building its client base and realising the need to expand to a more suitable space. A week before last Christmas, Emily and Laura moved to their new premises, which they have fitted out to the highest standards. This has created an environment not before seen in Balnarring - as soon as you walk through the beautiful curved copper entrance you know Elm Hair was purpose-built and designed to give clients the best experience in hair possible. As well as providing the full range of salon services and spray tans, Emily and Laura will soon be introducing beauty services and are also looking for another qualified hairdresser to join their team. It’s shaping up to be another year of exciting growth at Elm Hair. ELM HAIR A: Shop 7, 2-8 Russell St, Balnarring T: 5983 1714 W:


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Viva L’Italia Ciao Bella Pizzeria focuses on casual dining in a vibrant and cosy atmosphere. This authentic Italian restaurant has been voted best regional Pizzeria - Restaurant in Victoria 20112012 and 2014, and they are celebrating 9 years in April! The kitchen garden plays an important part of their Italian cucina. Claudio uses only the freshest produce and the best ingredients on the market. All Ciao Bella food is made fresh for you. Handmade pasta, the freshest of seafood and a range of delicious deserts are available. Ciao Bella is family friendly, with a serene garden deck that overlooks the veggie garden which is perfect for a summer’s day dining experience. Imagine sipping an aperitivo and snacking on their famous award winning pizza or their local, pan fried calamari in the sunshine! Ciao Bella love their food, and they love growing and

cooking it for you too, so pop into Ciao Bella for a uniquely Italian experience. They are open Tuesday – Sunday for dinner, Friday – Sunday for lunch. Ciao a presto. CIAO BELLA A: 2998 Frankton-Flinders Road, Balnarring P: 5931 3098 W: (Join them on Facebook too)

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What’s better than sunshine, the beautiful setting of The Briars homestead, the very best local food and drink, plus awesome fun stuff for the kids for a family day out?

to announce the two-man blues roots juggernaut from New Zealand ‘Swamp Thing’ as their last artists. Formed by Michael Barker (former long-term band member of the ‘John Butler Trio’), these guys are a must-see class act.

Other eye-catching artists combine to make this one of the Mornington Peninsula’s premier blues event s- the rising stars of blues music The Teskey Brothers, 19 Twenty and Melbourne’s own Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie, plus U.K Ben

World class blues music – that’s what! Back for a fantastic fifth year, Blues At The Briars in Mount Martha on Saturday, February 25, will be the biggest and best to date with a jaw-dropping, toe-tapping line-up. Watch out for Owen Campbell who captured the nation’s heart on Australia’s Got Talent and Gail Page who fought her way to the finals of The Voice. The main attraction is the soulful music from the blues legend JJ Rome with special guests Chris Wilson and Shannon Bourne (who was raised in the heart of Harlem before finding success and a loyal following here in Melbourne). Due to overwhelming positivity from festival fans, Blues At The Briars is proud

Want to have some fun and reminisce about the good old days when getting together with friends and family was a top priority? Then head on down to the Dromana 3 Drive-In (my favourite family outing when I was a kid) on February 25 to the Wagons United Car Club event. This is going to be special because the club hasn’t been in operation since the mid ‘90s and lots of the old gang will be there alongside some brilliant cars and memorabilia. There’ll also be a BBQ and a family friendly movie showing. The Wagons United Car Club was originally formed in the Mitcham/Ringwood area and spent 20 years attending

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Waters Boogie Piano. Blues At The Briars is not just for the true blues aficionado. This is a genuine family friendly day out and entry is free for all children under 14. There’s a dedicated staffed Kids’ Area with storytelling tepee, local craft activities and bouncy castle which is great for mums and dads enjoying the music, a favourite tipple and gourmet food stalls. Tickets start at $65, but if you are looking for a little more style, VIP tickets are excellent value. $162 includes a twocourse lunch and beverage package served at the table in a private marquee area with an enviable view of the stage. A table of 10 VIPs package is available at $1500. The event opens at 11am. Bar opens midday. BLUES AT THE BRIARS A: The Briars, Mount Martha W: FB: bluesatthebriarsfestival Twitter: @AtBriars M: 0419 900 189

events, putting on car shows and raising money for charity including the Blind Institute in Burwood. During operation, the club ran drive-in nights at the Dromana Drive-In where members would bring their magic motors and families to talk cars and community. Watch out for authentic Holdens, Fords, Street Machines and Hot Rods, and view original badges, hats and trophies too. Everyone is welcome at this exciting event. Drive-In and Wagons Choice Awards will also be given. If you’d like to bring your special ‘four wheeled friend’ along just call Stuart on 0400 995 515 and he’ll let you know how.

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Take a picturesque Peninsula setting at an iconic Mornington Peninsula venue, throw in a four-course degustation with Peninsula craft beers to match each dish, a beer expert to explain the intricacies of the combination and finish it off with superb music from one of Australia’s hottest young Blues bands and you have the makings of a very unique, not to be missed Peninsula event. Blues, Brews and Fine Food for Senses, - a ground breaking concept that combines these three much loved elements - will be held at Max’s Restaurant in Red Hill on Sunday February 26, from 1pm to 4pm. The sumptuous degustation has been specifically designed by local legend Max Paganoni for the occasion with The Beer Diva Kirrily Waldhorn assisting with her selected matching local craft beer samples and presenting a discussion on the virtues of combining craft beer with fine dining. Blue Eyes Cry are a band that have been setting the Australian Blues scene ablaze for some time with their high class, dynamic Blues and funk sound which will be guaranteed to get everyone’s feet tapping during the culinary proceedings. With just 100 tickets available for your comfort it would be wise to book early to avoid disappointment at Max’s restaurant, 53 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South, on 5931 0177. Tables of 10 are available. Good tastes and Blues never felt so good.



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Cider secrets revealed at Red Hill Show BY LIZ ROGERS

Do you love Cider? If the answer is yes, then you’re in for something special at the Cider Marquee at the 89th Red Hill Show on March 11. Cider makers of all levels are invited to come together and compare technique, flavour and innovation in their industry. There will be New World and traditional types of Cider, Perry (alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears) and various blends will be on show and available for tasting. Head Cider maker Nyall Condon at Flying Brick Cider on the Bellarine Peninsula will oversee the experienced panel of judges from across the industry. Judging occurs on March 9 and the Cider Show culminates with a mini master class and the tastings on Red Hill Show Day, when trophies will be awarded. All Cider makers participating in the Cider Show are encouraged to promote their delicious product on the day of the Show. Entries are open for all of February and cost is $10 per entry. Entry forms and further information is available on the Red Hill Show website. THE CIDER SHOW AT THE RED HILL SHOW T: 5989 2357 W: FB: RedHillShow

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Jason Coleman’s Cabaret Cathedral brought Rosebud to life once again this summer (from December to January) with Jason’s captivating show ‘The Rhythm of Life’. Photos JP

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An exhibition of Aboriginal art featuring works from the pioneering Kimberley colourist painters of Mangkaja Arts in Fitzroy Crossing, plus an outdoor film screening and in conversation with artists and the film director will launch Whistlewood’s new exhibition on the evening of February 18.


EXHIBITION OPENING, IN CONVERSATION & FILM SCREENING PUTUPARRI & The Rainmakers Saturday, February 18th from 6 - 9.30pm Exhibition of Aboriginal art featuring works by the pioneering colourist artists of Mangkaja Arts, Fitzroy Crossing. With outdoor screening of awardwinning documentary and in conversation with film director Nicole Ma, artists of Mangkaja Arts and Susan McCulloch OAM Tickets: $35 (Limited availability - book now) Book Online:

“It will be a very special night that celebrates the making of the epic film ‘Putuparri and the Rainmakers’ by film director Nicole Ma and the work by artists of the art centre responsible for its making,” says Whistlewood’s codirector Susan McCulloch. ‘Putuparri and the Rainmakers’ is an award-winning documentary that spans 20 transformative years in the young Kimberley man Tom ‘Putuparri’ Lawford’s life as he re-engages with his grandfather who is a ceremonial ‘rainmaker’. Lawford and his grandfather go on a series of epic journeys to their family’s stunning and remote Great Sandy Desert country as he navigates the deep chasm between his largely Western upbringing and his traditional culture. Set against the backdrop of the long fight to reclaim their traditional lands, ‘Putuparri and the Exhibition opening, film screening and in conversation: Saturday, February 18, 6-9.30pm. Tickets: $35. Book: 
 Exhibition open: Fridays-Mondays weekly 11am-4pm (no charge) WHISTLEWOOD A: 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham T: 5989 8282 W: Rainmakers’ has been hailed as a story of love, hope and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds. “It’s an amazing and deeply moving film and one that filmmaker Nicole Ma spent 10 years making - including many, often grueling, trips across remote desert lands,” says McCulloch. “We’re thrilled that Nicole, along with some of the artists from the Kimberley, will join us to discuss the film and art after the screening.” Featured amongst the many Aboriginal artworks on show are the those by artists from the Fitzroy Crossing-based Aboriginal art centre Mangkaja Arts, including award winners the late Dolly Snell and Sonia Kurarra, paintings and prints by other senior and emerging artists as well as some luminous new works painted on Perspex. “Aboriginal art in the Kimberley is best known for the striking works from the East Kimberley in brown, black and white ochre and the Wandjina figures from the north,” says McCulloch. “However, since their art centre started more than 25 years ago, the artists of Mangkaja Arts in Fitzroy Crossing have always worked in brilliant colours. Since, their work has developed a soft luminescence that makes it quite distinctive. FEBRUARY 2017 (63)

Images: Film director Nicole Ma who will speak at Whistlewood on February 18. Painting (cropped) on Perspex by Rosie Kuji Goodjie

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Oraco Resin Arts create timeless statement pieces that are crafted by hand and inspiration. Owners Leanne Nicholson and Simon

Oraco are a resin art duo passionate about creating unique wall art and home decor. 5% of every sale goes to 1 of 9 charities! Visit us at Emu Plains Market in Balnarring, Saturday 18th February and 18th March. SHOP ONLINE AT RES I N A RTS.CO M.AU

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Klaaysen come from graphic design and illustration backgrounds to bring you unique abstract wall art, photo frames, chopping boards and jewellery that is as individual as you. Originally beginning as a hobby, Leanne and Simon have fallen in love with the

medium and their fresh and funky online business continues to grow and evolve. Head on down to the Emu Plains Market in Balnarring on February and March 18 respectively to see a selection of Oraco’s resin creations or log onto au to view the full range.

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‘Simple Pleasures’

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The whimsical world of Janine Daddo

Janine Daddo loves to create. She is constantly exploring ways to express her ideas that flow from her full-time mother and artist’s multi-coloured mind. This February sees her revelling in the Simple Pleasures of life at Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza where the unassuming moments of living that “stop and make you smile” are indulged and celebrated.

If you were looking for a way to describe Janine Daddo’s vibrant and whimsical work, then perhaps contemporary figurative would be the way to go. Colour, naivety and love of living languish in scenes designed for making the viewer feel good. Her work represents her world expansively. You can see parts of this joyous painter’s spirit on the canvas and through the brush strokes that merge story, personality and acrylic paint to create a visual panacea for the jagged edges of a world well worn. “I’ve used a soft palate of colour for this series because of the ‘gentle’ moments it represents - A hot cup of tea or shower or being caressed by the ocean. Simple FEBRUARY 2017 (63)

things that make life worth living but can sometimes be overlooked.” This exhibition includes 15 cameo works hung as one large collection that Daddo calls her “wall of thoughts”, plus a selection of larger paintings. Janine Daddo’s art is hung in private collections across the globe and was selected to be part of the Melbourne Tram series in 2014. She also shows yearly in Singapore. She is a working artist – up at 7am each morning in her purpose-built studio in her “tree scaped” Mount Martha with her “busy head” (she also sculpts, is working with resin and is looking to produce a limited range of clothing and jewellery collaboratively). Head into the ground breaking and beautiful Manyung Gallery in the village Mount Eliza to view (and select) your own Daddo piece of joy this February. And experience happiness. Janine Daddo – Simple Pleasures Solo Exhibition – From Saturday February 4 onwards. MANYUNG GALLERY MOUNT ELIZA A: 60 Mount Eliza Way, Mount Eliza MANYUNG GALLERY GROUP Mt Eliza. Malvern. Sorrento. Mornington T: +61 (3) 9787 2953 W:

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GEE RYAN (GERALD) EXHIBITION Love One Another and Care For Our Planet

Gee Ryan Art From Saturday 25th February Preview from noon - opening at 3pm Until Monday 3rd April

Merricks House Art Gallery at Merricks General Wine Store is delighted to be holding its second exhibition of paintings by local top artist Gee Ryan (Gerald), entitled Love One Another and Care For Our Planet. The exhibition opens on Saturday, February 25, (preview from noon, formal opening at 3pm, all welcome) and will finish on Monday, April 3. Gee has painted naturally from childhood. He was also a lawyer for many years. Gee explained, “My paintings are joyful and colourful. They reflect my central belief that, in order for humanity to achieve a positive and lasting future, each of us needs to live our life in accordance with two principles: love one another .. and .. care for our planet.” In 2015, one of the paintings from Gee’s Love One Another Basin series was acquired by the world-renowned Luciano Benetton Collection, based in Milan, Italy. The Australian contemporary art part of this Collection, including Gee’s painting, will be travelling to the world’s major art centres, showcasing the works of 210 established and emerging Australian painters.

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The historic Merricks House Art Gallery (open daily from 8.30am to 5pm) is located at 3460 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Merricks. It adjoins the equally historic Merricks General Wine Store, renowned for its fabulous Elgee Park and Baillieu wines and its superb, French-inspired modern Australian cuisine. Phone 5989 8088; website mgwinestore. Pictured: Gee Ryan (Gerald) in front of his painting ‘Love One Another Basin’. Photo by Paul Loughnan

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Original Oz Art Gallery

NOW IN FRANKSTON Original Oz Art Gallery, formerly of Mount Martha, has relocated to the Brialyn Boathouse Gallery in Frankston. The Gallery is locally owned and operated by Peter and Christina Nolan. Over the years, Original Oz has built a reputation for having a beautiful collection of original artwork painted by local, Melbourne and interstate award winning artists. Specialising in local scenes of the magnificent coastline of the Mornington Peninsula, Original Oz has been supplying generations of families with wonderful artwork since 1989. FEBRUARY 2017 (63)

The Gallery has undergone a renovation inside and is a wonderful space to relax and view the amazing artworks. The stable of artists has been expanded to include the best of both galleries and offers a diverse collection to all art lovers. There is also a lovely range of giftware, pottery, jewellery and decorative pieces for your home available. Drop in and see what is on offer. ORIGINAL OZ ART GALLERY AT THE BOATHOUSE Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5pm A: at the Boathouse, 368 Nepean Hwy, Frankston W: FB: Original Oz Art at the Boathouse Gallery Instagram: originalozart

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The sky above Rosebud will be ablaze with colour next month as kites of every imaginable shape and size take to the air for the 13th annual Rosebud Kite Festival. This year’s festival will feature maxi kites from across mainland Australia and New Zealand. These giant kites, in the shape of sea creatures, dragons, astronauts and more, are so large they take a string of runner kites and a team of people to get them in the air and some pretty strong cabling attached to a car or two to keep them anchored to the ground. Flying high in the sky against a backdrop of blue, they never fail to impress. Bands confirmed for the main stage include Headmasters Apprentices, SugaTree, Luck-Louise and young rising stars Madison Bailey and Bridget ‘A’, and there’s a packed program of free family activities, circus workshops, kite workshops, a kids’ carnival, roving entertainment and food stalls to satisfy all ages. You’ll be able to get a preview of the maxi kite displays on Saturday, March 11, from 10am-1pm before the main event on Sunday, March 12, from 11am-5pm. For more information on the festival, which is brought to you by the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce, go to au or phone 0403 889 559.



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If you like rock ‘n’ roll, you are going to love this – ‘The Everly Brothers & Buddy Holly In Concert’ is coming to the Frankston Arts Centre on Saturday, February 11.


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award winning duo The Robertson Brothers play the magical sounds of The Everly Brothers and singing superstar Scot Robin plays the role of Buddy Holly. The Roberston Brothers are one of Australia’s leading vocal groups, best known as providing the vocals on the theme song for TV soapie ‘Home & Away’. They have toured the world with international acts such as The Eagles, America, John Denver, ELO

and more. They also featured in the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Ben and Geoff Robertson have performed in Frankston as the Everly Brothers three times and, speaking with Mornington Peninsula Magazine from Sydney, Ben said he loved the venue. “Frankston is unreal,” he said. “The audience is always very supportive.” Expect the hits that made The Everly Brothers the legends they are including ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream’, ‘Bird Dog’, ‘Let It Be Me’, ‘(Til) I Kissed You’, ‘Cathy’s Clown’, ‘Crying In The Rain’ and ‘When Will I Be Loved’. Scot Robin will showcase Buddy Holly’s hits including ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Raining In My Heart’, ‘Rave On’, ‘Maybe Baby’, ‘It’s So Easy’, ‘Everyday’ and many more. This international production is tipped to have audiences dancing in the aisles. Tickets: artscentre.

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arts events leisure Walk it, run it … just be in it! The countdown is now on for the inaugural MY Mt Eliza Run & Fun Festival 2017 to be held on Sunday, March 26, at Emil Madsen Reserve, Mount Eliza. Festival Director Geoff Nyssen is encouraging everyone to be a part of this special trail run/walk event. “We are hoping families and friends in our community can challenge their fitness on the 5km flat course at a cost of only $35, or the 10km more difficult trail run through the Moorooduc Quarry for a registration fee of $45, with all participants receiving a free t-shirt. Teams and families of four attract a discounted price”. “Our community are also invited to enjoy a premium skate/BMX/scooter competition delivered by YMCA Victorian Skate Park League, premium food and beverage vendors, a Gaelic sword tournament, the Commonfolk Coffee Company barista challenge, cooking demonstrations, face painting, a jumping castle, and lots more family-friendly activities with prizes and giveaways on offer,” Geoff said. All funds raised on March 26 will go to Myeloma Australia to support patients with terminal blood cancer and their carers. For more information go to

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FEBRUARY 2017 EVERY SUNDAY Heritage steam train trips Mornington Railway; 460 Moorooduc Hwy, Moorooduc; www.morningtonrailway.; 1300 767 274 Live music at Pop & Selmas Café 34 Ranelagh Drive, Mt Eliza EVERY THURSDAY-SUNDAY Elsie + Hugo Photography Exhibition – The Big Shed Balnarring; 2996 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring. Thursday – Sunday 10am-5pm EVERY FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY Barefoot Bowls – City of Frankston Bowling Club – 6pm until dusk, $10 adult, $2 child, sausage sizzle, raffle, drinks at bar prices. Barefoot or flat soled shoes. For group bookings please contact Yvonne Minton 0418 348 264. EVERY FRIDAY IN FEB& MARCH Barefoot Bowls Summer Program Yamala Park Frankston Bowling Club; 5.30pm until dusk; BBQ with free sausages for children, rink booking, bar with competitive prices, free coaching, bowls to suit all ages UNTIL FEBRUARY 12 Birds: Flight paths in Australian art Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery; Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington; UNTIL FEBRUARY 19 ‘Simple Pleasures’ by Janine Daddo. Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza www.

time, music and hands on creativity.1011am, 11:30am-12:30pm; $5 per child, bookings essential. MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15 Card Making - Rosebud Library, 54 McDowell St, Rosebud; 2pm – 3pm; free but bookings essential; 5950 1230

Living with Cancer Education Program - Free cancer information session for residents of the Mornington Peninsula; Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Rd, Mornington; 9:45am – 3pm

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16 Card Making - Hastings Library, 7 High St, Hastings; 11am – 12noon; free but bookings essential; 5950 1711

FEBRUARY 10 - 11 Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration - RACV Cape Schanck and various local wineries; 5989 2377; FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10 Mario Lanza Sings Again – Frankston Arts Centre; 10:30am and 1:30pm; members $18, full $20, group 10+ $18 each; SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11 Cornish College School Tour – 65 Riverend Rd, Bangholme; 10am; 9781 9000; The Everly Brothers & Buddy Holly In Concert - Frankston Arts Centre; 8pm; member $64.90, full $69.90, conc $66.90, group 10+ $59.90; artscentre. Crib Point Community Monthly Market Park Road, Crib Point, 8am – 2pm. Indoor and outdoor stalls, arts, crafts, BBQ, coffee and fashion items.

UNTIL FEBRUARY 24 Burgers and Beers at Red Hill Brewery 88 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill Sth; 5989 2950;

SATURDAYS FEBRUARY 11& 25 Sunset Sailings - Onboard Searoad Ferries MV Queenscliff; Sorrento Pier, The Esplanade, Sorrento; $85 pp $45 per child;

UNTIL APRIL 16 Lantasia: Dreaming. A lanterns sculpture event in the night garden Boneo Maze & Mini Golf; 695 Limestone Rd, Fingal; Cost $20; www.lantasia.; 5988 6385

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 12 Creative Writing Day Retreat Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Rd, Mornington; 10am-4pm; book at; www.

UNTIL APRIL 25 Sand Sculpting Australia Presents Lands of Imagination - Frankston Waterfront; Nepean Highway, Frankston; 5986 6684;

Summer High Tea – at Lindenderry at Red Hill, 142 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill; 11am – 5pm, cost $75; 5989 2933; events/summer-high-tea

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7 Young at Art; Feathered Friends: Introduce 0-5 year olds to the wonderful world of art, tour of art on display, story

MONDAY FEBRUARY 13 Author Talk with Vanessa Carnevale - Mornington Library, Vancouver St, Mornington; 11am – 12noon; free but

Freedom to Feel Good - Mornington Library, Vancouver St, Mornington; 2pm – 3pm; free but bookings essential; 5950 1230 Essential Oils for Everything with Tania Zaetta Tania will inspire with her knowledge & expertise on how Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can empower you to care for you & your family, 7-9pm, The Artful Collective, 1/7 Thomson Tce Dromana. RSVP to 0418 128 864 by Feb 13, limited. Tickets include: sample drinks, nibbles, free handouts & product goodies. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 Western Port Community Market Hastings Community Hall, 3 High St, Hastings; 4-9pm; free; 0437 341 295 SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18 McClelland’s Annual Fundraiser Twilight Jazz at Cruden Farm - 60 Cranbourne Rd, Langwarrin; 4-8pm; tickets at the gate $30; 9789 1671; Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd – Frankston Arts Centre; 8pm; full $59, pensioner $57; artscentre.frankston. Whistlewood Outdoor Cinema presents Putuparri and The Rainmakers 642 Tucks Rd, Shoreham; 6:30-9:30pm; tickets $35; 5989 8282; Toorak College Open Day Old Mornington Rd, Mt Eliza; 9am and 11am; book your tour now 9788 7234; Woodleigh School Open Day – 485 Golf Links Rd, Langwarrin South; 9am; book your tour now 5971 6100; www. Peninsula Music Society In Ensemble Liaison; 7:30pm, complimentary tasting of Bittern Estate wine before concert,

Emu Plains Market; Balnarring Racecourse, Coolart Rd 9-2pm, 200+ stalls, kids entertainment, live music, workshops, gourmet food & local fresh produce. Ranelagh Club 90th Anniversary Gala Bookings required. 3 Rosserdale Crescent, Mt Eliza. www.ranelagh. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 Lindenderry Wedding Showcase Lindenderry at Red Hill, 142 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill; 1pm – 4pm; free; 5989 2933; lindenderry/events/wedding-showcase Psychic Classes – Experience your Aura and other techniques. $25, 23 Stornoway Drive, Baxter, 2-3:30pm, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21 Volunteering Information Workshop Mount Eliza; Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House, 90 Canadian Bay Rd; 1-3pm; 5950 1638 WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22 Volunteering Information Workshop Crib Point; Crib Point Community House, 7 Park Road; 1-3pm; 5950 1638 Card Making - Mornington Library, Vancouver St, Mornington; 2-3pm; free but bookings essential; 5950 1230. Numerology - Hastings Library, 7 High St, Hastings; 2-3pm; free but bookings essential; 5950 1711 THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23 Card Making - Somerville Library 1085 Frank-Flinders Rd, Somerville; 2-3pm; free bookings essential; 5978 0834 Kobo Session - Mornington Library, Vancouver St, Mornington; 2-3pm; free but bookings essential, 5950 1230 Alan Kogosowski - A Day Devoted to Chopin - Beleura House & Garden Mornington; 10:30am – 2:30pm; 5975 2027; FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 Tapestry - The Songs of Carole King Frankston Arts Centre; 8pm; all tickets $69; Textaqueen: Between You and Me Reunion, fibre-tipped markers and coloured pencil on Stonehenge cotton paper MPRG travelling exhibition purchased 2014. MPRG, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington. Adults: $4, concession: $2. Shows until April 30. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25 Blues At The Briars The Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mount Martha;

11am-10pm; $65; www.

10:30am & 1:30pm. artscentre.

2nd Annual Frankston Antiques & Collectables Fair - Monash University MPARC Building, Millard St, Frankston; 9am-3:30pm; $5 pp, children free; valuations on the day by David Freeman $5 per item; all proceeds to local Frankston charity Life-Gate

THURSDAY MARCH 9 Van Morrison’s Masterpieces Frankston Arts Centre; 8pm; members $59;

Anglican Parish of Mt Eliza Annual Fete 9:30am-2pm, stalls with books, cakes and plants. Activities for children with pony rides and a café. Wagons United Car Club 2017 Reunion A reunion get together at one our favourite venues for members and friends of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Wagons United. Bring your family & cherished car. Club members 12pm, All welcome 4pm. Saturday Dromana 3 Drive in, 133 Nepean Hwy, Dromana. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26 Chamber Philharmonia Cologne - St Mark’s Anglican Church, cnr Point Nepean Rd & O’Donohue St, Dromana; 8pm – 11pm; 1800 804 009 or 5987 3078 Jazz at the Bowl for February City of Frankston Bowling Club – Lizzy Gascoigne, Simon Pilbrow, Mark Drysdale and Rob Mercer. Music 6-9pm, opens 5pm. Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market - Mt Eliza Village Green. 9am - 1pm. www. Blues Brews and Fine Food for the Senses 1-5pm, $150pp, Max’s Restaurant, 53 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South. P. 5931 0177. MONDAY FEBRUARY 27 Seawinds Annual Charity Golf Day Eagle Ridge Golf Course, 215 Browns Rd, Boneo; 12 noon; $150 pp; Seawinds Community Hub; 0407 821 036 TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 Oh What A Night! Frankston Arts Centre; member $55.50, full $59.50, concession $55.50; family $222; THURSDAY MARCH 2 Live ‘n’ Local Mornington Library, Vancouver St, Mornington; 5:307:30pm; Free bookings essential; 5950 1230 FRIDAY MARCH 3 Donald Cant in Concert The star of the Broadway production of Kiss Me Kate. Frankston Arts Centre; tickets $18-$20,


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Friday 17 March, 11am & 6pm The team behind The 52Storey Treehouse return with this touching, hilarious, and very smelly tale! Tickets from $20 Warning: Small amount of theatrical smoke.

SUNDAY MARCH 12 Dromana Secondary College 50th Anniversary 110 Harrisons Rd, Dromana; 10am-4pm; Doug Smith 0418 125 367; doug@penhometheatre. Balnarring Picnic Racing Club Coolart Rd, Balnarring; MONDAY MARCH 6 – MARCH 12 Step Up For Kids Health Stepathon register at SATURDAY MARCH 11 The 89th Red Hill Show – Red Hill Show Grounds, Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill; Red Hill Cider Show – Red Hill Show Grounds as part of the Red Hill Show. All cider makers are invited to enter. Judged by an experienced industry panel. Entry to the public sampling FREE as part of the Red Hill Show ticket. Crib Point Community Monthly Market –Park Road, Crib Point, 8am – 2pm. Indoor and outdoor stalls, arts, crafts, BBQ, coffee and fashion items. Big Bayside & Peninsula Design Market, Mermaid Sorority - Frankston Basketball Stadium, 90 Bardia Ave Seaford. 90+ brands, food trucks, live music $2 entry. 9am-2pm; www. SUNDAY MARCH 12 Peninsula Piers and Pinots - Flinders Foreshore, 12noon-3pm; events/detail/Peninsula-Piers-Pinots Rosebud Kite Festival – Rosebud Foreshore, Jetty Rd; 11am-5pm WEDNESDAY MARCH 15 Hello, Beautiful – Based on her bestselling memoir, Hannie Rayson delivers a piece of sublime comic storytelling – true stories of spiced wit. Tickets $30$40. FRIDAY MARCH 17 Emerge Home & Gift Fair – Trade Event (wholesale) 9am – 1pm, General Public Entry (retail) 2pm – 8pm. www. MORE LISTINGS ON OUR WEBSITE

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Bronwyn has helped thousands of women banish unsightly and unhealthy cellulite over the past 27 years and her book ‘Cellulite Free Me’ has educated and helped women around the world lose their cellulite for good. Bronwyn has “never met a bottom I can’t fix” or a client who doesn’t lose weight on her treatment. She assesses the client’s cellulite situation and her treatment combines blended plant hormones in aromatherapy oils with massage and body brushing. Cellulite, Bronwyn explains, is an external sign that something is wrong with your internal systems and organs. “Women know we’re not meant to have it,” she explains. “You can have liposuction but if your body isn’t eliminating toxins, it will keep producing cellulite.” “I will stop what is causing your cellulite and then get rid of your cellulite lumps permanently.” Call 0457 495 325 for a consultation. CELLULITE FREE ME A: Bodhi Tree Therapies, Ranelagh Arcade, Mt Eliza M: 0457 495 325 W:

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The Wellness Manor has crafted a gorgeous Valentine’s Day Spa Package & gift vouchers designed to help celebrate that important person in your life. Starting from $189, the Valentine’s Day Spa Package offers up to 3 hours of spa and wellness including: mineral bathing, 1hr treatment of choice (you can choose from Kerstin Florian caviar facial, Gaia facial, holistic massage or Moor mud wrap, just to name a few) and refreshments served in the outdoor relaxation room post treatment. Most options allow couples to enjoy side by side treatments with shared bathing and relaxation sessions so you can make the most of your time out together. And sharing the love with The Manor’s spa gift vouchers has never been easier. Purchased in person, online or over the counter, the custom-designed gift vouchers are supplied in a stylish wallet, are easily redeemed by your guest and carry no expiry date. To view the full range of treatment options and gift package for available for Valentine’s Day go to: or phone: 5976 8791 to speak to The Wellness Manor’s friendly customer service consultant. THE WELLNESS MANOR A: 1 Ross St, Mornington T: 5976 8791 W:

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If you’re active and love looking great too, then the new range of Bollé glasses (Shields) at Main Street Eyecare is for you. Worn by elite athletes, this fashion-conscious line of eyeware is designed with the latest technology to produce lenses and frames fit for any occasion. Built for comfort and style and having 100 per cent focus at 360 degrees, these gorgeous glasses are made for those who are on the go. Main Street Eyecare is known for stocking eyeware that rocks. Elegant and individual lines are a constant and the new Bollé collection which have polarized, anti-fog and oleophobic plus hydrophobic lenses (rain and steam drip off) add to Kay’s already impressive range of beautiful contemporary eyeware. All Bollé lenses are photochromatic too and easily adjust to lighter and darker conditions which means cycling, skiing, jogging or sailing just got even better! Bollé are masters at their craft. All Shields are designed to deflect harmful UV rays and wrap around the head to ensure comfort and functionality. There’s also a full range of colourful graphic-based frames for kids who like to get out and about. Get moving to view the new range of Bollé Shields in-store at Main Street Eyecare today. MAIN STREET EYE CARE A: 57 Main Street, Mornington T: 5975 3235

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It’s not often that low prices and high quality go hand in hand. More often than not, low prices come at the expense of quality. But it’s not always so. Here on the Mornington Peninsula we are treated to high-quality diamonds at prices around half that of retail. That’s great news to many of us who are in the market for a diamond engagement ring or perhaps some diamond studs or a tennis bracelet. Sure, diamonds will never be listed under affordable fashion, but when the time does come to buy something special, go see Anthony Hansen at Diamond Coco. Diamond Coco has been in business for 10 years and operates a little differently to the typical jewellery store. But we won’t spoil the surprise. Bookings are by appointment only by calling 1300 230 630.

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The team at Amicus Hair & Beauty in Mornington understands every girl (and guy, of course) needs a bit of ‘me’ time now and then. So, here it is – until the end of March, Amicus is offering a complimentary Aveda express mini facial & Aveda conditioning treatment at the same time with every colour service!

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Enjoy your facial with a complimentary Aveda tea and you have the perfect recipe for relaxing in this beautiful salon by the bay. It’s a pretty sweet deal. Amicus Hair & Beauty is also welcoming new stylists to the team – Zoe, from the UK, Cody, from New Zealand, and Sally, from Australia. Amicus Hair & Beauty uses natural, plant-based products (Aveda, Kevin Murphy and Mr Smith are favourites), they do trials and cater for men too. Call the friendly team today for your appointment. AMICUS HAIR & BEAUTY A: Shop 3/45 Main Street, Mornington, T: 5976 2740 W:

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Stephanie is an experienced Astrologer and regular contributor to Mornington Peninsula Magazine. For more info go to or ph: 0411 2555 77

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This is a go-getter month for the Rams of the Zodiac. You have plenty of zest when it comes to pursuing your hopes, dreams and wishes. You are more social than usual and may take up a new group activity. This is an excellent time to set goals.

An Eclipse occurs in your Zodiac Sign heralding good news. Something positive is coming and you are likely to welcome its arrival with open arms. It is also time to turn your attention a little to your relationship status. Partnership issues arise if you focus only on yourself.

Your social diary is likely to be full. Your mind is active and you are likely to reach out to neighbours, groups and clubs so that you keep your thoughts positive and your activities fun-filled. In particular you seek like-minded associations. This is your month to be spontaneous.

Taurus Your social life is abuzz this month as your

Your work and personal life need to be balanced and right now you need to work towards a healthy outcome. Someone near and dear may also be demanding your attention. Are there any habits that are sabotaging your health and/or your union or your ability to form a healthy relationship?

Capricorn Money matters are on your mind this month.

When it comes to pleasing and helping other people then you, as a Libran, are the Olympic Gold Medalist. This month requires that you take a small step back so that you can please yourself a little. Mars and Venus are dancing in your relationship sector indicating that others join you.

Aquarius Your own welfare appears to be high on your

popularity grows. Friends seek your company and advice, groups demand more of your time and you may also be drawn to a club of like-minded people. Your calendar is full, however, you also shine in your career.


You are easily distracted by the variety of choices in modern-day life. So what if you flit over some of the more difficult matters? Now you need to delve a little deeper than usual. This is your opportunity to listen to others, listen to your own conscience and then move forward.

Cancer Why are Cancerians sometimes moody? It is

because you are so intricately linked with the cycles of the Moon and therefore connected to the ebb and flow of emotions. It is time to tune into these patterns. Acknowledge the cycles of the Moon and the correspondences in your own life.



Scorpio Family life is busy this month. This is true

whether you live on your own or with others. This is also an opportune period during which to adopt healthier habits. Physical activities that provide an outlet for excess energy and propel you on the road to better health are beneficial this month.

You are likely to be weighing up the pros and cons of your current personal finances with a view to changing things for the better. February is all about self-worth. This includes your self-esteem as well as your monetary coffers. agenda this month. You are assessing what adds to your health and happiness with a view to putting your best foot forward. For this reason you may want to take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself what needs to change.

Pisces February begins with some quieter moments, with a

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The disability sector is experiencing a boost in jobs due to the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The NDIS is expected to create up to 20,000 jobs in Victoria and fund support for 105,000 people with a disability. Abbey McRae and Katie Absolom chose BRACE as their preferred training provider. Both have previously completed qualifications with BRACE, and returned earlier this year to complete their Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115). “I wanted to change my career path and already knew from past experience that BRACE is a really good training provider. I like that it is a really welcoming environment where everyone says ‘hello’ to each other. My trainer (Susanne) also organised our practical placements, which was a big plus,” said Katie. Abbey smiled and nodded, adding “Our trainer was always available. When I needed help, I just contacted her and she always responded. I loved completing my qualification with BRACE.” Abbey and Katie are now both working for a local disability service provider. They explain that it is very rewarding working with people with disabilities. They enjoy helping people to enhance their independence and become more confident.

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With the wealth of knowledge available at our fingertips and access to a huge range of supportive services, there has never been a better time to start a business - and Frankston has been named one of the leading places in Victoria to make that happen. The launch of the inaugural Big Small Business Expo combines the essential ingredients required for a successful start-up. Jo Schutt and Emily Jones had been running their separate businesses for several years before joining forces to create The Garden in

Frankston and both agree there is nothing more effective in terms of growing a business than face-toface networking and authentic relationship-building. Their vast experience in events and passion for business development has lead them to create Frankston’s first large-scale event where local startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs could find inspiration, discover innovative business tools and potential businesses owners with whom to collaborate. The Big Small Business Expo is on March 22 at Functions by the Bay in

Frankston and will include an expo with spaces for 50 sponsors and exhibitors, a conference with six high-profile keynote speakers and a networking event in the evening. To apply for sponsorship, to exhibit or to purchase conference tickets visit www.thebigsmallbusinessexpo. or for more information phone Jo on 0425 785 161. THE GARDEN – MIND BODY BUSINESS A: 4 Ross Smith Ave, Frankston T: 0425 785 161 W:


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Do you have a will? Standard Will $125.00 (plus GST) each.

Last November, I had a great idea. I would launch the inaugural Regional Business Women’s Day on February 6 via a documentary about regional businesswomen while going on a 3321km road trip from Geelong to Townsville. Oh and taking 2 businesswomen, 2 babies and a video camera with me. All we needed was an automotive sponsor, accommodation in 8 locations, venues and speakers and to cover it with an $8000 crowd funding campaign. And we had five weeks to do it.

Power of Attorney $100.00 (plus GST) each.

Was I scared we wouldn’t achieve these crazy goals? I had half a day of freaking out at one point but otherwise, no. As the great Sir Richard Branson says, ‘You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.’

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How to feel the fear and do it anyway

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If your fear is holding you back from achieving your goals, try this: 1. R  emind yourself of your why. Why are you doing what you do and who are you doing it for? If your crazy goals will serve others, keep going. 2. Is this goal you’ve set for yourself achievable? If you can break down what you need to do and when you need to do it and stick to your plan, you can achieve it. 3. T here’s no such thing as failure. If it doesn’t turn out, try another way using what you’ve learnt from the experience. Real growth comes from being out of your comfort zone. 4. B  elieve in yourself, no matter what the non-supporters say! 5. V  isualise your goals. Top performing athletes use the technique of positive visualisation before doing it in real life. You can too.

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Small to medium businesses will get the chance to make 2017 a year of expansion and growth when Smart Business Solutions hosts BITE Conference 2017 in May. One of the Peninsula’s most awarded accounting firms, Smart Business Solutions has designed BITE Conference to direct businesses to all that’s available in integrated technology. To be held at Mornington Racecourse on May 10, BITE Conference is aimed at those wanting to run their business more efficiently, and explore the latest and greatest technologies available to small business. Awarded 2016 Victorian Xero Accounting Firm Partner of the Year, Shannon Smit and Nadia Hughes are your kind of accountants. Shannon’s a real go-getter who has genuine energy and enthusiasm for every single


Business growth a Smart choice thing she does, and it’s no surprise she was appointed as an adviser to the Australian Government’s Board of Taxation. Nadia’s passion for accounting and financial planning means she never stops researching the latest financial legislation changes and nutting out nifty new wealth maximisation strategies for each and every one of her clients. 1 +1 =3 Wait … what!? They are accountants, right? Correct, but they think conceptually and strategically, not just in a number-crunching linear fashion. BITE Conference 2017 and Smart Business Solutions – it’s your winning formula. SMART BUSINESS SOLUTIONS A: Level 1, 328 Main St, Mornington T: 5911 7000 W:

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bite conference 2017. Be the shark business - innovation - technology - efficiency Learn from leading national keynote speakers. Network with entrepreneurs & business owners. From tech companies to services providers BITE CONFERENCE 2017 can open your eyes and ears to trending technology.

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Beachcombers Sunday Pop Up Market: Every Sunday, 9am4pm @ Daveys Hotel, 510 Nepean Hwy, Frankston. Big Bayside & Peninsula Design Market, Mermaid Sorority, Saturday Marrch 11, Frankston Basketball Stadium, 90 Bardia Ave Seaford. 90+ brands, food trucks, live music $2 entry. 9am-2pm; 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. Boneo Community: Third Saturday of month, Cnr Boneo & Limestone Rds. Crib Point Community Market - Park Rd, Crib Point; Saturday January 14 8am-2pm; Dromana 3 Drive-in, 113 Nepean Hwy, Dromana 2nd & 4th Sunday of the month between October and May from 8am 1pm. In January, the market runs every Sunday.


Emerge Home & Gift Fair Friday March 17, 2-8pm Peninsula Community Theatre, Wilsons Rd, Mornington Emu Plains Emu Plains Reserve, 9am -2pm. 3rd Saturday of month. Over 140 stalls, kids entertainment, live music, loads of gourmet foods & fresh produce! Frankston Sunday: Every Sunday 8am-1pm in Sherlock & Hay carpark, Young St, Frankston. Hastings in Street: Every Thursday. Over 40 stalls everything home made, home grown & craft, High St, Hastings 9-1pm.


MAR 26 9.00am - 1.00pm Cnr Mt Eliza Way & Canadian Bay Rd (Mel Ref: 105 F1) More info. 0403 889 559

The MOrnington Peninsulas Freshest Market

Mornington’s Main Street: Every Wednesday 9am - 3pm between Cromwell and Albert Sts. Mornington Racecourse Craft: Second Sunday of month, Racecourse Rd 9am-2pm. Over 300 stalls with animal farm and face painting for the kids. Mt Eliza Farmers’: Fourth Sunday of month, Mt Eliza Village Green. 9am - 1pm Oak Hill Community Arts Cooperative’: Artist Inspired, 1st Sunday of month, 100 Morn-Tyabb Rd, Mornington Pearcedale Farmers Market 3rd Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm at the Pearcedale Community Centre, BaxterTooradin Rd, Pearcedale Red Hill Community Market: First Saturday of the month, September-May, RH Showgrounds, Arthur’s Seat Rd, Red Hill 8am-2pm. Over 300 stalls fresh gourmet produce, art & craft. TWILIGHT MARKET Jan 13, Friday 3pm to 8pm Rosebud Community School: Second Saturday of the month, Rosebud Primary School Cnr Pt Nepean & Jetty Rd Rosebud Lions Club: First Sunday of the month, Rosebud Village Green. 7am till 2pm Rosebud Trash n Treasure: Fifth Saturday months, Rosebud Primary School Cnr Pt Nepean & Jetty Rd. 7.30am till noon Rosebud West Outdoor Market first Saturday of month 8:30am -12:30pm. Eastbourne Primary School, Allambie Ave, Rosebud West 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 Somerville Anglican Church: Second Saturday of month 9am-1pm, Stalls can range from bric a brac to plants, fruit & vegies, 2a Eramosa Rd West, Somerville Tootgarook Primary School: Fourth Saturday of the month 7.30am-12.30pm. Wells St Craft Market: Craft and produce Market every Thurs 8am-2pm in Wells St, Frankston

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Fine Food Bursting with Local Goodness Are you looking for something delicious, gourmet and distinctly Mornington Peninsula for your pantry, for your guests or as a special gift?

Forty up-and-coming designers and makers will showcase their wares at the Emerge Home and Gift Fair next month. As well as stunning homewares and gifts, candles, artwork and illustrations, stationery, jewellery, clothing and fashion accessories, the fair will feature live music, food trucks, a coffee van, and free caricatures by cartoonist Greg Vercoe. It’s open to trade only from 9am-1pm and to the public from 2-8pm on Friday, March 17, at Mornington’s Peninsula Community Theatre. Retailers wishing to attend the trade morning must preregister at; the first 100 to do so go into the draw to win a $500 product prize pack. EMERGE HOME AND GIFT FAIR A: P  eninsula Community Theatre, cnr Nepean Highway and Wilsons Rd, Mornington W: FB: Instagram: @emergehomeandgiftfair FEBRUARY 2017 (63)

Then think Woodman Estate Fine Foods. All products are made onsite in the kitchen at the Woodman Estate Luxury Country House in Moorooduc. Most of the ingredients are sourced directly from Mornington Peninsula growers and cooked in small batches in traditional open copper pans. There are no factories, no artificial ingredients and no mass-scale production. The result - beautiful

soft set preserves achieved with absolutely no additional setting agents. Woodman Estate Fine Foods won four medals at the 2016 Australian Food Awards - Australia’s leading national premium food awards program. Wonderful flavours to be awarded include Rhubarb & Ginger / Spiced Pear / Peach & Cardamom / Raspberry & Boysenberry. As business owner Rick Woodman explains, since 1998 Woodman Estate’s restaurant meals (breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner) have been accompanied by their authentic estate-made preserves, relishes, sauces and condiments.

He describes the products as classic flavours with a modern twist! The Woodman Estate Fine Foods range now presents this experience in an assortment of tastes that can be purchased and enjoyed at home. The great news is they have just launched an innovative, health star rated muesli range. Wow! Estate made Granola with Raspberries and Apple plus Nuts & Seeds Muesli with Coconut Flakes are just some of the new breakfast delights. The complete range is available at many local gourmet food retailers and online at finefoods

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The beautiful Emu Plains Reserve in Balnarring transformed once again this summer into an open air cinema unlike anything else on the Mornington Peninsula. Photos: JP



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Woodman Estate. Classic traditions since 1998.

Woodman Estate on the Mornington Peninsula is a luxurious country house offering all the style and elegance of a bygone era with all the comfort and convenience of the modern day. Featuring indulgent accommodation, superb restaurant dining and a tranquil wellness retreat. Woodman Estate is the ideal location to enjoy a leisurely escape. Visit us at or phone on 03 5978 8455.

Share, graze and enjoy our Farmer’s Produce Lunch.

The Woodman Estate Farmer’s Produce Lunch presents the highest quality local produce, artisan cheeses, estate-made terrines and cuisine. This modern twist on the traditional ploughman’s lunch is complemented by our award winning Woodman Estate Fine Foods preserves and condiments. Perfect for enjoying and sharing with family and friends. Visit us at or phone on 03 5978 8455. WOODMANS RESTAURANT BREAKFAST • LUNCH • HIGH TEA • DINNER

FOOD WINE PRODUCE Two Buoys Tapas and Wine Bar in Dromana goes off in summer! Great food and wine in an unbeatable location. Photos: JP



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Sip Estate Wine in Style Dromana Estate’s cellar door is located in a beautiful historic homestead nestled within a picturesque vineyard in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula. With crackling open fires in the cooler months and beautiful gardens featuring an old weeping elm tree more than 100 years old, charm oozes from every vantage point. The luscious lawns are an ideal place to sit back, relax and soak up the sunshine. Let Dromana Estate’s friendly staff take you on a wonderful wine tasting experience of their three labels: Dromana Estate, Mornington Estate and David Traeger. Dromana Estate offers a casual, relaxed menu catering to all tastes. They are also able to cater for weddings, private functions, corporate events and group bookings. The team can offer anything from stand-up cocktail fare to seated banquet style. The venue has a capacity of 100 people inside with the ability to utilise a myriad of rooms along with the terrace and gardens. Dromana Estate is the idyllic location for any gathering of family, friends or colleagues, with every visit more charming than the last. Cellar door open Thursday - Sunday 11am to 5pm, cafe open Friday - Sunday 12noon to 4pm. DROMANA ESTATE A: 555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong T: 5974 4400 W:

Fri + Sat open until 12am Friday happy hour 5 - 6pm + 9 - 10pm

Historical Homestead surrounded by beautiful gardens Open for Wine Tasting & Lunch Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm (Cafe 12pm - 4pm) Available for Weddings & Functions, Corporate Events and Groups 555 Old Moorooduc Road, Tuerong T: 5974 4400 E: W: FEBRUARY 2017 (63)

Saturday happy hour 6 - 7pm + 9 - 10pm

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Say “I do” @ Casa de Playa Mornington has a new functions venue and it’s one of the hottest restaurants on Main Street - Casa de Playa. Casa’s experienced functions team are taking wedding and functions bookings. Along with sensational food from the Casa kitchen providing options to suit you and your guests, this unique venue has a seriously gorgeous upstairs function space with views over Mornington. Upstairs is perfect for intimate wedding parties and celebrations with up to 200 guests or spread your wings and book the whole venue for a cocktail party with up to 300 guests.

There are bars upstairs and down and original artwork on the walls for fabulous wedding photo backdrops. The bride and groom can decorate the venue to their hearts’ delight and at Casa de Playa you can have both your ceremony and wedding party. It’s unique, funky and the food is fabulous. Talk to one of the experienced functions team about celebrating your special day at Casa de Playa. Casa de Playa is on Instagram and Facebook. CASA DE PLAYA A: 39 Main Street, Mornington FB: /Casadeplayamornington T: 5976 1276 W:


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We can’t get enough of Casa! (nor can the rest of the Peninsula and visitors, it seems). Casa de Playa is a fabulous venue to dine and soak up the sunshine in Main Street Mornington over summer. Photos: JP

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Mornington’s premier function venue. Table & Function Bookings T - 59761276 ALL DAY Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Dinner 39 Main St. Mornington

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FOOD WINE PRODUCE Smiling faces out celebrating Australia Day at The Rocks on Jan 26th. Photos: JP

Sunshine, ice cream, good times (and pasta, vino and more of course) at Vespa’s - Pasta, Gelato & Wine Bar, Main Street, Mornington. Photos: JP


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Modern Greek cuisine in the heart of McCrae! Ooopa! Alatonero (saltwater in Greek) is the newest offering from hospitality duo Zac and Jacqui Poulier, from the renowned Stillwater at Crittenden and Freshwater Catering. Alatonero (saltwater in Greek) is the newest offering from hospitality duo Zac and Jacqui Poulier, from the renowned Stillwater at Crittenden and Freshwater Catering.

As always with the Pouliers, local produce is the menu hero and all seafood and meat is Australian and only the finest quality. Alatonero is the perfect backdrop for weddings and special events, with stunning food and wines and exclusive access to the venue. With literally thousands of beautiful weddings under their belts at both Stillwater and Freshwater Catering, Zac and Jacqui are now offering their unique touch on weddings at Alatonero. Dates are filling up very quickly for the season ahead, so book your site inspection with one of their highly experienced event managers.

Formally the McCrae Pavilion, the venue received a significant makeover before opening mid October, to rave reviews. Crisp white and royal blue are the distinctive colours used to create a restaurant oozing seaside and Mediterranean flavour.

There are Greek and local wines, tap beer, cocktails as well as a full range of other beverages. Bookings are taken in the dining room, however the same menu is available throughout the venue.

The menu is full of Greek delights made to share, with a modern twist. Think mezze such as chargrilled octopus with fava and dill, goat cigars with pomegranate glaze and favourites such as saganaki and dips to start. Follow this with large plates such as whole fish, spit roasted free range meats and traditional moussaka.


Visit to see the full menu and wine list and to make a booking or call 5981 1202.

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Licciardo’s is about everything Local 1408 nepean highway, mt. eliza ph 9787 2001

Rob is unique!! He manages to blend traditional flavours with a modern twist, resulting in a French/Asian mouth watering cuisine. “We forage for fresh local produce that reflects flavours that enhance the experience at Licciardo’s!” says Rob. In summer, the perfect chill-out experience is dining under the 100-yearold oak tree sipping a wine with one of Rob’s own dishes, which may include share plates or a full three-course meal, a crayfish pot or delicious duck! Catering for up to 100 people, try one of his fabulous summer cocktails from the cocktail bar. Open Wednesday to Sunday lunch and dinner 12noon - 10pm.


The International Cool Climate Wine Show - Get Involved! The International Cool Climate Wine Show is recognised as Australia’s foremost show for inspirational cool climate wines. The Mornington Peninsula boasts some of the best Cool Climate wine in the world, making it a perfect venue for an international show. The 17th International Cool Climate Wine Show runs from may 22 – 29, with a Public Tasting on May 22 and the Awards

Presentation Dinner on May 26. Buy your tickets now Each year the ICCWS attracts more than 600 wines in 42 classes, including new Italian classes thanks to a recent partnership with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Entries are open until Friday, March 10. This is an opportunity to benchmark in a show where like is judged against like, where elegant wines with restrained fruit

are seen at their best, and where diversity is encouraged and rewarded. The public can access these wines at the Public Tasting and at the Awards Dinner to be held at the recently renovated Mornington Racecourse. At these events, you can explore wines from 2013 (and older vintages in some classes), compare wines of the same grape variety from different regions, or focus on wines from specific regions or vintages.


Tickets for the Master Class, held in Melbourne at William Angliss, are strictly limited. Chair of judges, Meg Brodtmann MW, will present the gold medal and trophy winning wines, along with her personal selection of unusual, interesting and trend-setting wines. INTERNATIONAL COOL CLIMATE WINE SHOW W: E:

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FULLY LICENSED Now open for lunch over summer Wed, Fri, Sat 12noon - 2pm Dinner Mon - Sat 6:00-10:30pm

About Thyme Cafe & Restaurant

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The Hart of Tyabb’s chef Dean Caldwell has been in the kitchen for as long as he can remember, helping his mother and grandmother make fabulous food. As a result, at only 25, he instinctively knows what flavours combine to produce taste that inspires and delights. This summer sees Dean’s cooking instincts come alive with rotating specials – think duck breast, scallops or clams, pork sliders or pork and chilli dumplings – all made from scratch and fresh local ingredients. Intensive experimentation and love of produce means you’ll always find four specials on the board including soup, seafood and salad, and all Caldwell’s condiments and sauces are authentic (he’s even been known to come out of the kitchen and chat with a food intolerant customer and whip up something they can eat). The Hart of Tyabb is the ideal weekend spot for coffee and cake made by Caldwell’s Mum too. Drop by for a treat and stay for the down to earth atmosphere. THE HART OF TYABB A: 14 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Tyabb T: 5977 3166 W:

Faulty Towers the dining experience

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 - $118 pp

Three course dinner with beverage package and an action packed show full of frivolity and laughter.

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Pre dinner drinks start at 7.00 for a 7.30 pm show start

Tyabb’s favourite destination and great atmosphere. Come in and join us. 14 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Tyabb (Tyabb Packing House) • 5977 3166 • Open 10am-5pm Thurs-Sun • Find us on Facebook

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99 Tanti Ave, Mornington Pre-dinner drinks from 7pm Performance commences 7.30pm Bookings & Enquiries 5973 9200

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A CHAT WITH MORNINGTON PENINSULA FOOD, WINE & DINING EXPERTS Nathan Witting, Head Chef at The Winey Cow, Main Street, Mornington BY ANDREA KELLETT How long have you worked at The Winey Cow? Since The Winey Cow opened nearly three years ago. I started as a Sous Chef and moved into Head Chef role last winter. Please tell us a little about your professional background? I started my apprenticeship straight out of Year 12 with Spotless Catering and I’ve been in the industry for nearly nine years. My career has taken me to different venues around Victoria and I am continuously building my knowledge of food. What do you love about living and working on the Mornington Peninsula? I love being able to work with fresh local produce in the cafe scene. The Peninsula provides us with great wineries, beaches and endless adventures.

What’s hot right now on The Winey Cow’s summer menu? Our summer menu has something for everyone but the real winner is our red velvet waffles with salted caramel ice cream, which has been very popular in these summer months. Tell us your favourite Peninsula past-time? Summer nights at the beach, fine foods and family times are my most fond memories on the Peninsula. What is your style in the kitchen? I’m quite the perfectionist and my style relies on fresh local ingredients treated with love. I also like putting a quirky modern spin on old favorites. The Winey Cow is at 39A Main St, Mornington


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Out and about with Freshwater Catering

By Liz Rogers

The fabulous Freshwater Catering team has been out and about on the Peninsula serving up high end gourmet food to families and their friends. From vineyards to private properties and beyond, this fully equipped commercial kitchen on wheels which delivers fresh, organic Mornington Peninsula produce, hits the road regularly to bring the renowned Stillwater at Crittenden experience to your doorstep. Freshwater Catering can host intimate dining soirées (perfect for epicurean winter get togethers) or rambunctious large scale events – all with the expertise of Zac and Jacqui Poulier behind them so you know you’re in great gourmet hands! (And don’t worry about hosting occasions over the cooler months, the Pouliers have 20 years of experience behind them and Freshwater food is robust and sustaining!) Freshwater Catering is the go to catering company when you’re after food that is meant for savouring and sharing. Thinking of a four-course, in-home experience with your own chef and a waiter? Think Freshwater. Thinking of a fully catered milestone celebration? Think Freshwater. Thinking of originality, flavour and regional paddock to plate premium fare? You know what the answer is. Book now for all your end of year summer events or drop by the Freshwater factory for sumptuous self-serve canapés for your next dinner party - no-one will ever know! Freshwater Catering 2/11 Trewhitt Crt, Dromana 5987 2538 or 0409 420 669

Stillwater at Crittenden 25 Harrisons Rd, Dromana 5981 9555 Reservations and more go to

BEAUTIFUL, BESPOKE CATERING FOR THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA Freshwater catering is the exciting new catering arm from Zac, Jacqui and team at the acclaimed Stillwater at Crittenden restaurant. Whatever the size and budget, Freshwater can cater for your next event whether it be a beautiful wedding (20-150 guests), a gourmet BBQ at home, special birthday, bespoke private dinner party, corporate event and everything in between! We make your entertaining a breeze with our drop off platters, BBQ packages and canapés. Host the perfect dinner party with our incredible chefs and wait staff on hand to take care of everything. Whatever the occasion, Freshwater ensures your event is memorable and a complete success. T: 59872538 FEBRUARY 2017 (63)

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Little Brick Studio’s a big winner When one of the Little Brick Studio’s projects picked up two major awards last year, it should have come as no surprise to anyone. Considering directors Amy Hart and Ben Mulholland each have more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, such success is to be expected.

Thinking of building a new home or a residential development? Experienced in all aspects of building design and town planning, we would love to speak to you about your upcoming projects!

A boutique company specialising in residential design, the Little Brick Studio’s design for the Balnarring Project (pictured) was awarded Housing Industry Australia’s 2016 award for Best Custom-Built Home in the $500,000-$700,000 category as well as picking up a Special Commendation at the Master Builders Excellence in Housing awards. All of the Studio’s projects are custom-designed to ensure they meet the needs of each individual client and specific council requirements, as well as providing highly siteresponsive and energy-efficient homes. “Our projects include townhouses, multi-unit developments, apartment buildings and luxury homes. We provide a complete package service including concept design, town planning and construction drawings as well as organising any consultants and other permits to ensure a smooth, hassle-free process for the client.” THE LITTLE BRICK STUDIO A: 4/307 Main St, Mornington T: 5975 6556 W: | (03) 5975 6556 | thelittlebrickstudio

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Spacious and welcoming, Butterfly Retreats Red Hill is a beautiful and unique property in the heart of Mornington Peninsula’s wine region. From romantic couples escapes, family adventures or going away with a group of friends, Butterfly Retreats Red Hill offers the perfect accommodation. 138 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill +61 402309432 I

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The Safety Beach streetscape will get an attractive boost with the completion later this year of three chic townhouses at Davies St. With the pristine and family friendly swimming beach and cosmopolitan dining and shopping just a short walk away, each townhouse will have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and will be finished to a high standard with Miele appliances, stone benchtops and polished timber boards. There are still two available so get in early and take advantage of the huge stamp duty savings and pick your own colour finish. Unit 2 has a single garage and its own road frontage and driveway and is priced at $650,000, while Unit 3 has the main bedroom and kitchen downstairs and features a double garage. It is priced at $690,000. Phone Honor on 0418 148 468 for a comprehensive specifications presentation. HONOR BAXTER REAL ESTATE T: 0418 148 468 W:

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Property Home Garden Explore new styles and embrace new designs with OZ Design Furniture’s Summer collections. Showcasing a range of furniture and homeware pieces inspired by both traditional and modern eras, OZ Design has product to suit all interior styles. With on-trend designs such as their divine Brody sofa & chaise, bold wall art pieces and unique décor items, transforming your desired interior space just became a reality! Shop OZ Design Furniture’s new styles and be inspired to redesign your family home. OZ DESIGN FURNITURE MORNINGTON T: 8560 1137 W:

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Wonderful commercial kitchen-ware at Direct Hospitality Supplies BY LIZ ROGERS

There’s no need to go far for all your commercial kitchen hardware because Direct Hospitality Supplies in Mornington are experts in providing industrial and in-house kitchen product. Direct Hospitality Supplies are the go to place for kitchen brands that make life beautifully easy - think Bamix, Magimix, Breville and KitchenAid to name a few. Chef Michelle, home cook Janene and hotel industry professional Anthony bring over 25 years of experience to this renowned hospitality industry business and are constantly keeping abreast of commercial trends. This means you’ll always find contemporary, hardworking product that gets the job done – and looks great too. The team at Direct Hospitality Supplies focuses on building long term provider-to-client relationships and can source anything. Just ask! Check out their new website at and stay tuned for an info-based blog launching late February. DIRECT HOSPITALITY SUPPLIES A: 71 Barkly Street, Mornington T: 5977 2020

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Enjoy Summer with Luxe Living Now that the warm weather has arrived, we can finally enjoy our Summer days and nights and we spend more time outdoors. The team at Luxe have been busy travelling, sourcing and selecting a beautiful, functional outdoor range of pots and furniture, which has landed and is on display and available. The contemporary new outdoor range features many concrete pots and planters, concrete dining and coffee tables, outdoor dining chairs, sofas, mirrors and much more. Whilst concrete features heavily this season, their custommade furniture continues to be hugely popular both locally and further afield, thanks to word of mouth. The Luxe team work with several varieties of recycled or sustainably sourced timbers and support you through the design process, creating a piece that you’ll treasure for many years. They also now offer colour consultancy with their exclusive in-home colour, inspiration and styling service, where their fully qualified resident advocate for beautiful living, Bec Abbey, visits your home for 1.5 hours of interior or exterior colour/styling inspiration. Luxe Living has recently celebrated five years in Mornington

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Picture this – a hot summer’s day, a hanging chair, the relaxed sound of a water fountain and a good book. If you have the space, Style Temple in Mornington has the furniture, accessories and more to make it pop! Style Temple stocks unique and luxurious indoor and outdoor pieces that can completely transform your home, whether it’s for entertaining or relaxing in stylish surrounds. Liz Todd and Frank O’Leary’s popular hanging chairs are a wonderful way to relax on a hot February afternoon and Style Temple has stunning outdoor water fountains that will add a tropical touch to any outdoor space. And the simplicity is stunning - all you need to run the fountain is a power point and a bucket of water. There are beautiful, quality outdoor cushions here that you will not find elsewhere on the Mornington Peninsula, along with a gorgeous range of pot plants, gift ideas and so much more. There’s plenty of warm weather left, so why not enjoy it in style, à la Style Temple? Style Temple has new stock arriving constantly, parking is a breeze and personal service is guaranteed. Follow Style Temple on Instagram for the latest in store arrivals!

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Keeping it cool south-side

The heat is on so now’s the time to call All Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning/Southside Plumbing in Langwarrin to get your air conditioning sorted. This family owned business prides itself on delivering one to one service and all work is completed to the highest of standards. Owner Peter Dwyer has been plumbing for more than 30 years and insists his team does the job right first time, every time! All Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning/Southside Plumbing can install your air conditioner or maintain a pre-existing unit. All work is completed to the highest of standards because they are experts and care about completing the job so you won’t have to do a thing. The girls in the office are friendly and organise things fast, plus they offer a 10 per cent discount off all labour charges for pensioners (check out their Facebook page for information re special deals like significant Government rebates when converting electrical appliances to gas). All Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning/Southside Plumbing can repair and service all types of cooling including evaporative air conditioners, reverse cycle air conditioners and ducted refrigerated systems. They can also install/service hot water services, maintain ducted heating and perform carbon monoxide testing of gas appliances. Call them today to keep cool this summer or get winter ready. ALL SEASONS HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING (SOUTHSIDE PLUMBING) A: 1585 Dandenong Hastings Road, Langwarrin T: 1300 669 555

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Make it easy with Drawers4ease Are you tired of bending over and crouching down to get into kitchen cupboards? You might even be sick of crawling half way inside searching for that certain ingredient only to find that it’s passed its use by date. And I bet you’re really over the aching back and knees that ensue. Enter Drawers4ease, the kitchen cupboard sliding drawer system that will revolutionise the way you work in the kitchen. Warren removes fixed shelving and replaces it with high quality, soft close slide out drawers that come with a 100% satisfaction replacement guarantee. He also makes Lazy Susans for corner cabinets too! And why is this such a great idea apart from the fact it

makes your life easier? It means you don’t need to spend a fortune on renovating your kitchen. Why spend extra cash when you can have a functional kitchen in half the time and at a fraction of the price? Warren has been working in the building industry for over 45 years so he knows about function and form. His clever cupboard and pantry solutions increase your storage space by up to 25% and are essential for arthritis sufferers. Call 0414 269 765 today to make life easy. Drawers4ease

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Take a trip down memory lane or journey into the contemporary world of cinema and television with Silver Screen at Tyabb Packing House Antiques. This little gem of a movie memorabilia spot has something for anyone who is passionate about movies or television and everything they encompass. Owner Greg Chilvers and his team (Christine and Michelle) know their stuff. Connect with all your favourite old television shows – think Batman and Robin, The Lone Ranger or Thunderbirds or trawl through the huge range of horror, Sci-fi, classical, musical, drama, romance or thriller titles on tap. Greg has been collecting movie posters since he was eight years old (the original Walt Disney Peter Pan poster hanging on the wall is life size and magical). He moved on to amassing antiques and returned 25 years ago to Silver Screen at Tyabb Packing House Antiques to offer movie enthusiasts a huge range of screen collectables. He also loves a chat and provides his clients with sensational

cinema studies sessions free of charge – he’s spent years reading and researching the topic! Originality is the order of the day at Silver Screen and there’s something for all generations. Greg specialises in unique, old and modern movie posters and has the largest collection in the country. He also stocks the coolest comics, a range of limited edition figurines (think Star Wars, Pop! Vinyl toys and Game of Thrones collectables) and life sized movie figures such as a Star Wars Darth Vader, Yoda and Spiderman – and he’s the agent for Sideshow and Hot Toys Collectables. Bring your family and friends into Silver Screen for a front row seat at the Peninsula’s main attraction movie memorabilia show, and be taken back to a time when lights, camera and action were three very big words indeed. SILVER SCREEN Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am - 5pm A: Tyabb Packing House Antiques 14 Mornington Tyabb Rd, Tyabb M: 0427 133 497

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The festive season is over and your cooking appliances are looking a little worse for wear. Did you know there is a local service that can restore your oven, range hood, cooktop and barbecue to near perfect, showroom condition without any nasty chemicals? Ovenu Mornington Peninsula technicians use an exclusive range


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Do you want to REDUCE your energy bills? Upgrade to LED Lights FREE with a local, trusted electrician Kingston Electrical Services, a locally owned family business with over 30 years’ experience, can fit your LED lights for you at no cost – it is part of the Victorian Government rebate scheme. They can also change your dimmable halogen lights. You can save up to 88% on your electricity bill by making the switch. Contact Kingston Electrical Services today for friendly, reliable and prompt service. Accredited under the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target.

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If you’re looking for choice and quality furnishings then look no further than Frankston Auction Mart. With seven factories full of eclectic furniture and homewares plus a bevy of decorating ideas, this one-stop spot for all things home gives the word “variety” new meaning. Frankston Auction Mart has something to suit all tastes and budgets and will deliver locally for just $35. New and pre-loved stock - think retro, antique and ex-display home furniture - plus a range of locally crafted new furniture means it’s easy to decorate your holiday, existing family or new home. There is no need to go anywhere else, no waiting period and no flat packs either. Now that’s a real decorating deal - at Frankston Auction Mart. FRANKSTON AUCTION MART A: 42-54 New St, Frankston T: 9783 9613 W: FB: Frankston-Auction-Mart

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Keep your cool with DCB Purchasing window coverings from Dollar Curtains & Blinds is a great way to enhance your interior design scheme, but more importantly it will also save you energy and money. The right window coverings will insulate your windows, resulting in greater control over the interior temperature of your home and significant savings on your power bills. Uncovered windows are responsible for up to 50 per cent of unwanted heat gain in summer and up to 40 per cent of heat loss in winter. DCB specialises in a number of products that can make a difference to your energy consumption and your bank balance. DCB’s curtains create a trapped layer of air between the fabric and the window, which results in an insulating air pocket. Studies demonstrate that curtains made from block-out fabrics can reduce heat gains by 33 per cent.

Alpha Awnings from DCB are ideal for regulating the amount of solar energy that reaches the facade of your home. They can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency in summer, reducing solar heat gain by up to 77 per cent on windows. If you’re interested in finding out more about DCB’s range, contact the Mornington team on 5975 3655 or drop by their showroom in the Peninsula Home Centre, Shop C4 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington. The showroom is open Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 10am-4pm. DCB also offers a free in-home measure and quote service. DOLLAR CURTAINS & BLINDS A: Peninsula Home Centre, Shop C4 1128-1132 Nepean Highway, Mornington T: 5975 3655 W:

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As is commonly known these days, growing your food at home brings many rewards. Vegetables, herbs, berries and orchard fruits all contribute to a healthy and clean diet that can get expensive when purchased through organic suppliers. Clearly for most it is not possible to be totally self sufficient with your fresh food, but there are methods to increase the intensity in the way that we produce food at home. Understanding your property and designing your food growing systems in such a way as to maximise variety and productivity is important. Building a raised bed or two in the backyard will provide you with small amounts of seasonal vegetables and herbs which will satisfy many people. There are ways though to look at your landscape that can significantly increase the amount of food that you can produce at home.

Vertical structures such as walls, fences, or screens can serve multiple functions by providing shade or wind protection for sensitive plants (or animals), while supporting climbing or trellised plants. All fences on your property can be used cleverly. For example, east facing fences can be home to trellised cane berries, climbing fruits such as kiwi or passion fruit, or a good site for your backyard chooks or other animals. North and west facing fences or walls are fantastic for hardy espaliers such as citrus, apples, pears or hardy climbers. South facing fences will cast more shade in the cooler months and are often good sites for elements in your garden that don’t want a lot of sun. Layered planting is another great technique for increasing your production. For example, instead of planting a stand alone fruit tree surrounded by mulch or grass with access all around it, familiarise yourself with the concept of “guilds”. A guild is simply a collection of plants in a finite space that can benefit each other while providing increased yields. So with a single fruit tree you could underplant with a few deciduous or evergreen small fruiting shrubs such as currants or gooseberries

and a useful groundcover such as nasturtiums or cranberries. You will still need to consider the plants requirements for light, soil type and water. And to take the “guild” concept further you can look at linking guilds and creating areas of “food forests”. When it comes to designing your property for planting, food and other, spend adequate time mapping out how much sun various areas receive on a seasonal basis, where the predominant winds come from and which areas may be naturally dry or wet. This will significantly help in your planning and reduce the number of mistakes that are made in the process. Don’t rush. Observe. Planning for increased production on your block is an exciting and inspiring experience. Lateral thinking and creativity goes a long way in structuring a sustainable and productive garden.

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However, a carpet DRY cleaner is likely to tell you that DRY cleaning doesn’t wet the carpet backing and underlay like STEAM cleaning, which leaves your carpet soggy and smelly.

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Restorative carpet cleaning uses the full 7 step process regarded in the industry as the most thorough way to clean your carpet.

7. A special nylon rake is used to brush and groom fibres to aid drying

2. A citrus-based cleaning solution is applied to the fibres.

3. The cleaning solution is gently washed No wonder consumers are often confused when it through with rotating nylon brush. comes time to choose a carpet cleaner. 4. Carpet is rinsed clean using powerful hot The simple answer when it comes to the best way water extraction, removing dirt particles and to clean carpets is ‘restorative carpet cleaning’. detergent residues. Restorative cleaning delivers the deep down 5. Extra treatment for stubborn spots. clean of steam cleaning without wetting the carpet backing or underlay, so drying time is often 6. Extra ‘drying’ passes are made to remove excess moisture. shorter than regular dry cleaning.

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More importantly, the cleaning solution is removed for your carpet, unlike steam and dry cleaning methods that often leave cleaning residues behind. This means that your carpets tend to stay cleaner for longer.

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