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‘Model’ student Hayley steps in right direction A WIN in this year’s Science Talent Search run by the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria shows Hayley Dawn is on the right track to achieving her dream of becoming a doctor. Hayley, 8, a year 2 student at Peninsula Grammar, won a major bursary award with a model of a human heart in a life-sized mannequin. The plastic and rubber mannequin has organs made of stockings and heart chambers of foam rubber, which show oxygenated and de-oxygenated blood as blue and red water. By squeezing the heart, “blood” can be pumped around the model. The judges praised Hayley’s high level of knowledge of the workings of the heart and its various valves and her accompanying 1000word essay. “I felt proud and happy to win the award,” said Hayley, who wants to specialise as a paediatrician because “it’s a great job helping other people”. Mum Abigail added: “Hayley is the first student to be awarded the major bursary award, signalling the magnitude of the achievement. “The project took her about 30 hours over 12 weeks – during which I didn’t have the use of my dining table. “But, as you can imagine, we are very proud of Hayley.” Hayley and other winners will go to a presentation and exhibition at La Trobe University. Stephen Taylor

Shire plans to ban plastics Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au ORGANISERS of events on the Mornington Peninsula may eventually be told to stop using any items made from single use plastics. Single use plastics facing a ban include balloons, water or beverage containers, coffee cups and lids, straws, bags, plates and cutlery, takeaway food containers and promotional items. Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors have given the go ahead for $165,000 to be spent on the first stage of a program designed to wipe out sin-

gle use plastic items. Waste services team leader Daniel Hinson suggested phasing out single use plastics at shire events within one to two years and externally managed events on shire land within three years. The mayor Cr David Gill has told The News that councillors want this timetable “done quicker”. He said councillors were “very intent on doing it right” and believed tighter deadlines should apply to the shire “to show people we’re serious”. Consultants would be hired as part of a program to outline the benefits to the public and businesses of not using

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Shire ‘robust’ in corruption fight Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au

All calm for ‘disaster’ ship’s visit ALL was calm in Port Phillip and the view from HMAS Choules as it lay at anchor off Safety Beach last week. Signs of life on the land would have been unremarkable for those aboard the Choules at night - vehicles travelling along bayside roads, house lights ablaze on the sides of Mt Martha and Arthurs Seat. The only visible military equipment on Wednesday night was a helicopter and the aft deck, with no sign of a disaster or threat in sight. One of the Royal Australian Navy’s landing ships that are deployed for military support or to supply humanitarian relief or help in the aftermath of natural disasters, the 177 metre Choules can carry more than 300 troops, 23 tanks or 150 trucks and landing craft.

Launched in 2003, the former RFA Largs Bay was part of Britain’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary from before being sold to Australia in 2011 for $100 million. Two years before being transferred from one navy to another and while still sailing under the name Largs bay, the ship was part of the international relief effort following the Haiti earthquake. The Choules is an amphibious landing ship dock that weighs in at 16,000 tonnes. The Choules is part of the Australian Defence Force’s amphibious capability to activate in the case of emergency or natural disaster along with the Canberra and Adelaide. Keith Platt

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council says it has “developed robust policies” to prevent corruption when buying goods and services. CEO John baker says the shire Places the “highest importance” on managing services it provides with “public money”. Mr Baker’s assurances follow the investigation of corruption and kickbacks at Darebin and Ballarat councils by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC). As a result of its investigations IBAC has recommended Local Government Victoria consider developing a code of conduct for local government suppliers. The code would outline standards expected of suppliers, including in relation to reporting suspected misconduct or corrupt conduct on the part of council employees and other suppliers. Mr Baker said he “welcomes the development of a code of conduct for suppliers from Local Government Victoria and the recommendations in the [IBAC] report which contribute to the protection of ratepayers money”. IBAC had warned that corrupt practices uncovered at Darebin and Ballarat “are likely to be faced by most, if not all, councils in Victoria” (“Councils warned about corruption” The News 8/10/19). Mr Baker says Mornington Peninsula Shire’s has “processes and procurement governance that already address the recommendations made [by IBAC] … pertaining to corruption vulnerabilities”. “To support our procurement processes and policies, regular training sessions are provided to all employees involved that includes the organisational procurement policy, procedures, system and the employees’ responsibilities in regards to conflict

of interest, financial delegations and reporting suspected fraud,” Mr Baker told The News. In a special report to parliament IBAC warned that councils need to consider the way they manage procurement to reduce risks of corruption. “Allegations of corruption associated with council procurement practices and processes are a recurring theme in the complaints received and investigated by IBAC,” IBAC commissioner Robert Redlich QC said. “This report highlights a range of procurementrelated corruption risks and vulnerabilities which, while they were found in two councils, are likely to be faced by most if not all councils in Victoria.” The IBAC investigations found that a former project manager at the Darebin City Council received cash, gifts and other benefits for helping an associate’s company win more than $16 million in contracts. A former manager at the City of Ballarat Council had enabled associates and family to win contracts, in exchange for financial “kickbacks”. In 2017, the manager was convicted of a range of offences and sentenced to three years’ jail and ordered to repay $31,200. Three other people, including his wife, pleaded guilty to other charges. “Considerable power is vested in council employees to source suppliers, manage contracts and authorise payment for goods, services and works – spending millions of dollars of public money,” Mr Redlich said. “Public sector corruption it is not a victimless crime. It wastes taxes and rates that should be used to operate and maintain Victoria's schools, hospitals, roads and other vital public services and projects. And it damages the reputation of organisations and undermines community's confidence in the public sector.”

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Images reflect beauty of the storm Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au YANNI Dellaportas is more often than not carrying a camera. Known throughout the Mornington Peninsula as a professional photographer Yanni (as he prefers to be known) works with flashes and available light. As a photographer with The News, he attends organised events, festivals and meetings, anything that can be classed as news. Unknown to many of his subjects, Yanni has for more than three decades had a private project: photographing lightning. He happily acknowledges being a stormchaser. While his days of keeping an eye out for incoming storms are not about to end soon (if ever), Yanni has published a book of storm images. It’s a record of the years he’s spent mostly looking for lightning when a storm breaks. Beautiful Storm – capturing the art in nature’s fury, was launched at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery on Sunday 6 October. With forewords by former Australian of the Year and champion yachtsman Simon McKeon and former television weatherman Rob Gell, Beautiful Storm is peppered with the writings of 22 poets. In his foreword McKeon says sailors “respect a decent storm” and Gell relates how people “gasp” when observing “magnificent storm and skies”. The poems, while not always relating specifically to the accompanying photograph, are an illustration of how

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Successful launch: Photographer Yanni Dellaportas, left, at the launch of his book Beautiful Storm – capturing the art in nature’s fury with his wife, Liz and Elizabeth and Miodrag Jankovic. Picture: Gary Sissons

wild weather can influence and affect creative minds. Speakers at the launch who spoke in praise of Yanni’s skill behind the camera included Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill, Cr Antonella Celi, Heather Forbes McKeon (who along with other poets recited their works) and his wife, Liz. “I didn't necessarily want the poetry to literally relate to a particular photo. I wanted the viewer and reader to get more than one interpretation from the picture and words,” Yanni said at the launch. “While it’s taken around two years

to plan, design and finally release Beautiful Storm, it's taken close to 30 years of photography to capture all the images in this book.” Those years saw film cameras overtaken by the digital revolution, but some of the most evocative images in Beautiful Storm were recorded on film, with Yanni waiting days to know the outcome of his endeavours. One of the first lightning shots he took is in the book. “I've been storm chasing in my own backyard as it were for the past 30 years and finally putting some of my pictures into this book has made the

adventure worthwhile,” he said. “I had way more storm pictures than I could possibly fit into this book. But, once I started sorting through the archive, I found there were a lot of images that were similar to each other and I really wanted to present as many different photos as possible.” Beautiful Storm is available at Farrells Bookshop, Mornington; Antipodes Books & Gallery, Sorrento; Petersen's Bookshop, Hastings; and at twotailspublishing.com Profits from the sale of the book will go to help research into a cure for cancer.

STUDENTS heading back to school in Term 4 can walk, ride, skate or scoot for Walk to School month. The program, which runs until 1 November, aims to improve health and fitness, increase social connection and give students the confidence to walk to school. There’s also the added benefit of reducing car emissions. Last year more than 140,000 students from 759 schools across Victoria took part in the program. “Walk to School is about building healthy habits for your children and making physical activity part of your daily routine,” Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill said. In support of the program, the shire is running a Fancy Feet/Bling Your Bike or Scooter Day competition among participating schools. For the chance to win a trophy made by one of the peninsula’s men’s sheds and a whole-of-school celebration dance party, schools are encouraged to hold a competition day during October where students can show off their creativity. Photos can be submitted to: walktoschool@mornpen.vic.gov.au Participating schools will also go in the running to win prizes, including a footy clinic at their school, hosted by an AFL or AFLW player. To sign up for Walk to School and prizes visit walktoschool.vic.gov.au

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New challenge for TV’s ninja warriors THREE of the contestants from this year’s Australian Ninja Warriors contest have now swung their training towards scaling Arthurs Seat. Charlie Robbins, who won the grand final of the latest Channel 9 series, and fellow “warriors” Zak Stolz and Troy Cullen have been named as ambassadors for this year’s Arthurs Seat Challenge. All three coach gymnastics in Rosebud and are training at The Compound at Tuerong as part of their preparations for the next Ninja series. “With the roads being such a dangerous place, we need to help improve knowledge and attitudes, especially with phones,” Robbins said when asked about the importance of the Arthurs Seat Challenge which raises money for Fit to Drive workshops at secondary schools. Mt Eliza Secondary College principal, Angela Pollard, said the three Australian Ninja Warrior contestants were ideal ambassadors for the challenge. “As young people who live a fit and healthy lifestyle, they wish to encourage others to take part in this event and challenge themselves as we have seen the warriors do so successfully,” Ms Pollard said. Robbins, Stolz and Cullen grew up on the peninsula and all attended Rosebud Secondary College where they completed the Fit To Drive workshop. Robbins visited students at Sorrento and St Joseph's primary school soon after his grand final win and he plans to visit to Rye Primary. Cullen and Robbins started doing gymnastics at a young age, along with fellow warrior Ashlin Herbert. Stolz was a self-taught gymnast who teamed up with his mates four years ago. One year later, they were all introduced to the intense world of ninja training at The Compound by Herbert. While making their way up the 6.7-kilometre course to the top of Arthurs Seat does not include any ninja obstacles, they see it as a different sort of challenge - helping to raise awareness of the Fit to Drive program. The Arthurs Seat Challenge 6.7km fun run and walk starts at 8.30am Sunday 10 November near Rosebud Primary School. Register online at www.arthursseatchallenge.com.au

In training: Zak Stolz, Charlie Robbins and Troy Cullen, all contestants on the television show Australian Ninja Warriors, have signed up to become ambassadors for this year’s Arthurs Seat Challenge. Picture: Steve Brown

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MORE than 850 artworks, including landscapes and seascapes by Hans Fickler and Gary Laird, will be on show and on sale at the 48th annual Mornington Art Show. Art show judge Regina Hona will also exhibit some of her work. Works coming from throughout Australia as well as the Mornington Peninsula will include photography, glassware by Bobby Easton and wind sculptures by Rudi Jass. Held by Mornington Rotary Club, the art show will run for 10 days from the opening night on Thursday 16 January to Australia Day, Sunday 26 January. “We aim to maintain the tradition of presenting a high-quality art show with a wide range of exhibits from local and interstate artists at a range of prices to suit all purchasers,” chairperson of the art show John Renowden said. “The great attraction of the Mornington Art Show is the wide variety of art genre from local and interstate artists employing a wide range of media. The range of original art pieces available at prices from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousand dollars is most extensive.” A section of the show will highlight art by peninsula VCE students. Artists and photographers can submit works online for the art show at Gallery 247 from Friday 1 November until Monday 16 December. The art show’s “gala” opening night is on Thursday 16 January, with the show then opening 10 am to 5 pm for 10 days from Friday 17 January until Sunday 26 January.

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‘Weedbusters’ spring into action By Patricia MacLeod IT’S easy to let the grass grow under your feet, but Mt Martha residents are being encouraged to nip weed infestations in the bud. Environmental groups BERG MM and Sunshine Reserve Conservation and Fireguard Group recently held the annual Weedbusters stall at the Mt Martha shops to provide information on the damage caused by and offer advice on combating infestations. BERG MM volunteer Sue Betheras said it was an opportunity to raise awareness of weeds “growing furiously at this time of year”. “People stop to look at the display of common weeds and ask questions. Volunteers give advice on plant identification and appropriate methods of controlling particular weeds,” Ms Betheras said. “BERG and the Sunshine Reserve group run the Weedbusters stall to raise community awareness of the importance of our environment.” The event also lets the public to find out about BERG’s role in caring for Balcombe Estuary and reserves. “BERG volunteers and shire contractors remove or control weeds that are the most invasive and will do the most damage to the ecology of the estuary and reserves,” Ms Betheras said “Examples of weeds we remove are myrtleleaf milkwort, rock rose, angled onion, winter cherry, and boneseed.” Taking out weeds provided space for the natural regeneration of indigenous grasses, reeds, rushes, shrubs and trees. “Removing weeds preserves the biodiversity of the estuary and reserves, and provides healthy habitat for birds, reptiles, echidnas, possums, bats, fish, and insects,” Ms Betheras said. “Scrambling weeds such as bridal creeper, cape ivy, dolichos pea and blackberry need regular management to prevent them from smothering indigenous plants. “People who live nearby a reserve can prevent

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experience and the ability to get things done with limited resources and through partnerships that you will have helped to nurture and sustain through achieving progress towards shared goals with professionalism and integrity. Experience in bringing people together, drawing in views and insights and mapping an agreed way forward that draws upon you own expertise (preferably in investment attraction, employment generation and economic development) will be highly valued. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can establish and lead a small team that supports the ambitions of the Committee of Management for a lean, respected, valued and impactful organisation pursuing a worthwhile purpose via a clear and considered strategy. Further information about C4MP can be obtained via www. committeeformp.com.au and a detailed Position Description can be requested via info@ committeeformp.com.au Applications close on October 31, 2019.

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All about weeds: Providing information at the Weedbusters stall are volunteers Liz Barraclough and Sue Betheras. Picture: Angela Kirsner

weed species from jumping the fence by removing seed heads of plants such as agapanthus, forget-me-nots and freesias, and by planting indigenous species along fence lines adjoining reserves.” Residents could also keep invasive species under control on their own properties, and on road verges. “This reduces runoff, as after rain seed and plant material flows into storm water drains and ends up in creeks or the foreshore.” Common weeds included arum lily, panic veldt grass, sweet vernal grass, kikuya grass, and oxalis, which is almost impossible to eliminate. Many weeds may not be immediately obvious

as some have attractive flowers and the appearance of native flora, like flax-leaf broom. “Locals can familiarise themselves with common weeds and replace them with a variety of indigenous plants suited to gardens,” Ms Betheras said. “Flowering native spring bushes include the silky Guinea-flower, a small bush with yellow flowers, and Australian Indigo which has lavender flowers. Sea Box has shiny green leaves, white flowers, red berries, and is common on the foreshore. “Sweet bursaria and coast beard heath are small trees with white flowers that attract insects and birds.”


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Girl charged over assault A MORNINGTON girl, 15, has been charged with intentionally causing injury, affray and unlawful assault at Mornington beach, Tuesday 8 October. The girl is alleged to have assaulted a 15-year-old Mt Martha girl on the foreshore near The Esplanade and Schnapper Point Drive about 6pm. Police said the victim received cuts and bruises. The girls are know each other. Vision of the assault was posted on to social media. The Mornington girl has been bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Limit exceeded A HASTINGS drink driver returned a breath-test reading of more than six times the legal limit, Tuesday 8 October. The 45-year-old was tested after careering into a ditch. Another driver called police after the crash near the corner of Hodgins and Hendersons roads, 9.30pm. The woman was taken to Hastings police station where she blew 0.333. Police impounded the vehicle and the woman will be charged on summons with various traffic-related offences.

Fatal at Tyabb POLICE and emergency services were called to a fatal crash at Tyabb, Friday 4 October. The collision occurred when two vehicles collided at the intersection of

Earthing device eases fire fears A DEVICE that reduces the risk of a spark from a powerline causing a fire is being installed at a Dromana electricity substation. The rapid earth fault current limiter is expected to be ready in time for summer. This is the third device to be installed in the United Energy network area. The first system was used to lessen the risk of bushfires at Frankston South as part of a 2009 trial and the second was installed at Mornington in November. The devices have so far automatically activated more than 530 times on the Mornington Peninsula, which is one of United Energy’s highest bushfire risk areas. Crews are working on overhead powerlines and other infrastructure in the area and this work will continue all year. The Dromana substation supports 16,359 customers, supplied by seven feeders, 270km of overhead powerlines and 33km of underground cable. “We are focused on delivering safe power to homes and business and these devices will significantly improve the safety of the infrastructure and reduce the risk of fires starting from electricity assets,” United Energy’s David Wilkinson, said. “Our crews will be upgrading infrastructure throughout 2019 in the Dromana area to accommodate the new technology.”

Tyabb-Tooradin Road and Westernport Highway, 7.30am. The driver of a Toyota Land Cruiser was travelling north and a Hyundai sedan was travelling west. The driver of the Land Cruiser was not injured but the driver of the Hyundai died at the scene. The circumstances surrounding the crash were being investigated. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a report at crimestoppersvic. com.au

Officer attacked A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly punching an off-duty police officer outside a Frankston pub on 27 September. It is alleged that the 18-year-old man knocked the victim unconscious with one punch outside Flanagan’s bar in the early hours of the grand final day public holiday. The victim was an off-duty police officer who lives in Frankston. Police allege that the victim was unconscious for 15 minutes after being hit and falling to the pavement. He was taken to hospital for treatment in a serious condition. On 2 October, the 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with recklessly cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence, and other related offences. The alleged offender was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 6 January for a committal hearing.

Safety first: Crews install the rapid earth fault current limiter at Dromana. Picture: Supplied

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Rosebud’s poster girl revs up for Rockfest By Tony Healey FOR Sandi Horne, it’s all about cars. Not just your ordinary cars but souped up classic Hot Rods, muscle cars and dragsters. Not something that one might associate with this glamorous mother of two girls. Not just a pretty face, Sandi’s love of classic cars has forged a lifestyle career that sees her travel the country working at motoring events, festivals and car shows, usually as an MC or host. Sandi’s passion and unbounding enthusiasm for classic cars is due mainly to her parents. “They both enjoyed modifying cars and Hot Rods including Austin Healey, Jaguar and early model Holden cars and as a youngster I knew this was something I really wanted to do too.” The MC, promo, Pin Up model and brand ambassador was encouraged by her father to study accountancy and on completing her course found employment in the automotive industry. “I just love cars and made sure that my work as an accountant was in the auto industry just so I could get nearer to cars, any cars!” Sandi said. After having kids and always owning Hot Rods Sandi was often pulled in the direction of filming by friends on Channel 31 and was consequently offered jobs to MC and host automotive events around Australia. Sandi is also the presenter of YouTube channel’s regular automotive-related Greased n’ Grassed entertainment show ad-libbing her way interviewing likeminded owners, event organisers and classic car enthusiasts. When hosting shows Sandi dresses as a

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vintage ‘50s Pin Up girl and has graced the front covers of many Hot Rod and auto magazines, filmed commercials and has a large following on her social media pages. Sandi is a massive streetcar machine and hot rods enthusiast and is hands on with her three 1932 Fords, each one unique. “One is named High Maintenance and my other Blown Ford Roadster has undergone work to ready it for the road.” Sandi is the Poster Girl for the 2019 Rosebud Foreshore Rockfest that will be held 14-17 November. She is also MC for Saturday evening’s two-hour Super Cruise to be held on a closed section of Point

Nepean Road, Rosebud and the Show ‘n Shine Classic Car show on the Village Green on Sunday. “I love what I do and the work-life balance with my two daughters and building my Hot Rods is just perfect, she said.” Rosebud’s Foreshore Rockfest is held over four days, from the 14 – 17 of November 2019. The festival is a fun celebration of all things of the 50’s and 60’s including; classic cars and hot rods, rock’n’roll music and dancing, Elvis beach party, rockabilly bands, along with retro markets, food trucks, vintage games,

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No cash grab in green wedge rates - shire Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has hit back at claims is making a rates “cash grab” from smaller properties within the green wedge. “When one sector of ratepayers has a change of rate burden, in this case an increase, others receive a decrease; it causes no overall increase in rate income,” the mayor Cr David Gill said. The claims come as the shire faces protests over its levying of a 20 per cent rates hike on the owners of 724 green wedge properties of two hectares

in size or less (“Irate at green wedge hikes” The News 24/9/19). Paul Whitaker, of Red Hill, said residents hit by a jump of up to $900 in the Rural Living Rate were “shocked” at the size of the hike. Thirty-year resident Sandra Miller initially thought there “must have been a mistake” when she opened her recent rates’ notice. “The council has not been transparent in the introduction of this,” she said. “This 20 per cent increase on top of our already sizeable rates is completely unfair.” Cr Gill defended the decision saying the vote to bring in the rural living rate was “unanimous [after] a thorough de-

liberation of the issues”. He said the state government-forced rate cap of 2.5 per cent applied to the total shire rate income, with individual rate notices varying according to yearly valuations. “Special rating categories are offered to farmers who received a 65 per cent rate dispensation because of the benefit they bring in protecting the green wedge from insensitive development,” Cr Gill said. “There is also the potential for suitable properties to apply for a rural conservation rate of minus 25 per cent if works are approved that benefit the green wedge.”

Cr Hugh Fraser said affected residents “gained greater value than the general ratepayer from the programs and policies which protect the green wedge and their rural residential amenity”. The higher rates paid for living within the green wedge would go towards reducing rates charged to general ratepayers and the owners of larger green wedge properties. The shire’s financial controller Bulent Oz said smaller blocks did not make the same contribution to the green wedge – such as supporting agricultural production, providing habitat or maintaining landscape values, and

did not incur the same land management costs – yet “their owners still gain greater value than the general ratepayer from the programs and policies which protect the green wedge and their rural residential amenity”. “In this context council determined to use a differential rate so that owners of these smaller ‘rural living lots’ pay more in the dollar of Capital Improved Value reflecting the benefit they gain from a location within the green wedge,” he said. “This in turn will reduce the rate in the dollar charged to general ratepayers and the owners of larger properties in the green wedge.”

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Clean-up gang: Amy Westnedge, Simon Hodgson and Cathy Norman stand clear as a rider tackles the hill. Picture: Josie Jones

Hands raised for race day clean up TEN enthusiastic volunteers got together to clean up sections of the Esplanade, Mt Martha, after the Around the Bay in a Day ride, Sunday 6 October. Over two-and-a-half hours between Ellerina and Bradford roads the group ran out of bags in collecting 362 cans, 155 plastic bottles, 419 glass bottles and 936 CDs weighing 246kg.

The volunteers included Cathy Mitchell, Sarah Joyce, Amy Westnedge, Andy Quin, Jessica Schubert-Hoban, Andrew Sparkinson, Gary Robertson, Cathy Norman, Simon Hodgson and environmentalist Josie Jones. “We encouraged the riders along The Esplanade and they thanked us as we scrambled through 280 metres of

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Support hailed for Better Buses campaign stop now”. In the four weeks since the 26 August launch of its campaign for more frequent and passenger-friendly bus routes throughout the peninsula, the shire attracted tens of thousands of people to its online presence. It says there have been 37,000 people “engaged with the campaign content on Facebook”; 31,000 people have watched online videos (mornpen.vic.gov.au/betterbuses); and, 714 people have accepted the invitation write their stories on the Better Buses postcards. Thirty postcard boxes have been placed around the shire, including Rosebud Hospital, Peninsula Grange Retirement Village, public libraries at Hastings, Mornington, Rosebud and Somerville, Dromana Secondary College, Rye Hotel, Bunnings at Hastings and Mornington and Pelican Park recreation centres.

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MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is putting buses ahead of trains in its efforts to improve public transport on the peninsula. While politicians and lobby groups continue to talk up the benefits of electrifying the rail line from Frankston to Baxter and beyond, the shire’s Better Buses campaign is aiming for a more realistic outcome, at least in the short term. The mayor Cr David Gill said although he and CEO John Baker had had “an extremely productive meeting” with Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne, “the harsh reality is that the shire is not getting its fair share of public transport funding from past and current state governments, and I want this inequality to

The says the feedback has allowed it to “understand attitudes, opinions and concerns of the peninsula community regarding the bus network”. The mayor Cr David Gill said the feedback “shows desperate residents are coming out in force to pick up a postcard and tell us why the peninsula needs better bus services”. Cr Gill described how a mother at Somerville was shocked “that she and her children need to catch two buses to get from Somerville to Mornington”. A Shoreham woman used a postcard to complain about “zero public transport”, while another woman, from Mt Eliza, said better public transport would help ensure peninsula residents were not isolated. To comment on the Better Buses campaign go to mornpen.vic.gov.au/ betterbuses.

Get green waste ready RATEPAYERS can get rid of green waste for free at Mornington Peninsula Shire’s no charge green waste event, 25, 26 and 27 October. The event is for Mornington Peninsula Shire residents or ratepayers only, with green waste to be dropped off only from residential vehicles and trailers. No commercial vehicles or commercial green waste will be accepted. Proof of residency is required, such as driver’s licence with current address or a current rates notice. Green waste includes all types of garden waste and untreated timber. Expect delays at the resource recovery centres, particularly at the beginning and end of each day. Consider using the Tyabb site to avoid delays at Mornington. Mornington can only accept up to three cubic metres of green waste per trip. Ratepayers can opt-in to receive a 240 litre fortnightly kerbside green waste bin collection if they live in urban areas of the shire. There is a cost for this service. Resource Recovery Centres are at Truemans Road, Rye, McKirdys Road, Tyabb, and Watt Road, Mornington. Opening hours are 8am-4pm Friday and 8am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Details: call 1300 850 600, 5950 1000 or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/ greenwaste

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THE 17th Mornington Community Garden open day will be an “educational fun day for all the family”, organisers say. It will be held 10am-4pm, Saturday 19 October, at Pine Reserve, Mitchell Street, Mornington. A $2 donation covers all workshops. The day will include a self-guided tour with map and garden description, as well as a sale of seeds, seedlings and plants, including vegetables, herbs, flowers and succulents. Morning and afternoon tea, coffee and cake will be available for $5. Free workshops and advice will cover a hot compost demonstration at 10.30am, beekeeping demonstration at 1.30pm, tool sharpening at 2pm and medicinal herbs talk at 2.45pm. Other talks will cover aquaponics, gardening with fish, bonsai displays and begonia displays. Children’s author Coral Vass will speak at 11.30am and the choir will sing at 12pm and 1pm. Second-hand books, DVDs and CDs will also be for sale. Children’s activities will also be held all day and Peninsula Special School students will hold displays. Tickets for the giant trolley raffle are $2 each or three for $5. Prizes are being supplied by Bunnings. Children under 18 are free.

A TREE expert will speak about trees above and below the ground at the annual general meeting of Port Phillip Conservation Council. Dr Moore Greg Moore a botanist and “plant mechanic” at Melbourne University, conducts research into horticultural science, revegetation and ecology and specialises in arboriculture. Part of his research involves understanding how trees cope with the environment and promoting the benefits of trees in the urban environment. His talk at the conservation council’s meeting will include research he presented to the 2018 Chicago Landscape Below Ground conference. The Port Phillip Conservation Council’s annual general meeting starts at 7pm on Monday 21 October at Longbeach Place, 15 Chelsea Road, Chelsea.

Gardens tour GARDEN lovers will enjoy taking part in the Anglican Church of Mt Eliza’s Five Gardeners’ Gardens event, 10am-4pm, on the weekend of 26 and 27 October. John Paterson is coordinating the event to allow garden lovers to visit five gardens in the Mt Eliza area in a concept similar to the former Victorian Open Garden scheme. Each garden will provide ideas and

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Hopes high as projects head to finals SUPER Koorie Kids Bush Playgroup and Balnarring Preschool have been named as finalists in the 2019 Victorian Early Years Awards. The awards celebrate the contributions that individuals and organisations make to improving the learning and development of young children and their families. Super Koorie Kids Bush Playgroup and Balnarring Preschool were nominated in the Creating Collaborative Community Partnerships category, which will be awarded next month. Since 2016, Mornington Peninsula Shire has worked closely with Willum Warrain Aboriginal Gathering Place to provide Super Koorie Kids Bush Playgroup, a culturally welcoming bush playgroup for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. The aim was to create a weekly opportunity for these children to be immersed in their culture and learn in a caring environment, surrounded by kin. The success of this model has allowed members of the Willum Warrain Bush Playgroup to take ownership of the program and, as of this year, Super Koorie Kids is run by three local parents. Balnarring Preschool was nominated for its program delivered in partnership with the Boon Wurrung Foundation, which advocates a culture of learning in natural environments and consciously connecting children to the land. Since 2010, the organisation has been introducing First People’s world views into its practice and community, carefully guided by Elders from the Boon Wurrung peoples, on whose land the preschool stands. First People’s perspectives are now incorporated into all areas of the daily curriculum, allowing children to learn and explore the Boon Wurrung language, stories, songs and dances. The mayor Cr David Gill congratulated both finalists on their dedication to bringing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture to the forefront of learning for our young community. “It’s fantastic to see two well deserving local projects

Drawing tips DURING her time as artist in residence at Point Nepean last summer Trish Bourke, pictured above, became fascinated with some of the objects displayed at Sorrento Museum. That link with the museum has now led her to volunteer to guide people with their drawing. Participants should take along their own pencils, pastels and paper to the museum at 827 Melbourne Road, Sorrento from 10am to 1pm on 24 October. A $5 donation will include tea and coffee. Call Joy Kitch on 0405 572 326 or email admin@nhs.asn.au

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Immersed in culture: Shire Supported Playgroup facilitator Kerry Fortyun with Super Koori Kids. Picture: Supplied

acknowledged at a state level,” he said. “To have both programs now run by community represents great success for the empowerment and independence of our people. “The success of both programs is evident in the positive community feedback and high level of enrolments. “Well done to all involved and congratulations

on your dedication to improving our community culture.” Winners will receive $10,000-$15,000 to further develop their work or undertake professional development. The award winners will be announced Tuesday 22 October at the National Gallery of Victoria. Details: education.vic.gov.au/veya

REBECCA Barnard will sing the songs of Joni Mitchell in two concerts at Point Nepean on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November. The concerts are in support of Sorrento Museum. Singer, songwriter, producer and musician, Barnard led the band Rebecca's Empire from 1993 to 2000, and has released two solo albums, Fortified (2006) and Everlasting (2010). While at Point Nepean she will sing such Mitchell classics as Both Sides Now, Big Yellow Taxi and The Circle Game. Food and drink will be available at the concerts from 6.30pm and the concerts start at 7.30pm in Badcoe Hall in Point Nepean’s Quarantine Station precinct. Bookings for the Rebecca Barnard concerts: trybooking.com or clickRebecca

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WHAT’S NEW...

30 Years of helping locals achieve movement for life ON 16 October 1989, Paul Rowson opened Balnarring Physiotherapy. Initially Paul treated, answered the phone, and was essentially a one-man band. Today, Paul and his wife Kerry are the Directors of Back In Motion Balnarring and are celebrating three decades in business. “One customer has been coming for thirty years since the day I opened and is still a big advocate for us. Building and maintaining that sort of trust with local community members is so important – they’re the reason we’re still here after thirty years,” says Paul. Paul has always been an active member of the local community and is regularly attending training at Red Hill Football Club, which is where he met his wife Kerry in 1990. Their passion for supporting local sporting clubs is still strong today, providing physiotherapy for the Red Hill Football Club this year, as well as the Crib Point and Hastings Football Clubs over previous years. The team at Balnarring Back In Motion are currently proud to be treating several players from all three clubs. In 2016 Paul and Kerry joined the Back In Motion Health Group, moved premises, and have three young, enthusiastic, professional physios working in the clinic, as well as three fantastic administration team members. The clinic now offers Physiotherapy, Massage, Pilates, and Exercise Rehab to help you overcome your injuries as quickly as possible and keep you moving for life. “This has had an enormous impact

Pictured: Physiotherapist, Paul Rowson and team. Photo: Yanni on the results we now get. Previously patients would not exercise as prescribed. Now, if they make the class commitment, their improvement can be accelerated in a way we could not control with home exercises years ago. Most of us struggle with the little disciplines that are required to optimize our health outcomes.”

People are becoming more health conscious and realise that they need to keep moving if they are to optimise their health. Paul tries to live an active lifestyle, whether it be the occasional surf, swimming, going to the gym, walking the dog with Kerry, or maintain his habit of doing exercise

(no matter how little) every day. Routine is key. This Saturday 19 October, Back In Motion Balnarring are having an opening day to celebrate 30 years in the Balnarring community. It will be a fun day for new and existing clients with giveaways, talks by Paul, Mel and David, and a celebratory

birthday cake. Learn more about the new Shockwave technology that can help improve shoulder and heel pain quickly, 7 secrets to a healthy life, and dry needling treatment. Call the clinic on (03) 5983 1021 for the talk times and drop in to see Paul, Kerry and the team.

Don’t let tendon pain stop you in your tracks Up to 90% success rate# | Non invasive therapy Radial Shockwave therapy Clinically proven* to help these conditions: • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy)

• Rotator cuff tendinopathy with calcification

• Tennis & golfers elbow

• Hip bursitis

• Patella tendinopathy

• Shin splints and heel spurs

• Frozen shoulder

Call 5983 1021 or book online for your

Free Initial Assessment

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property

CLONAKILTY PARK PAGE 3

TUESDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2019

Speak to your agent about listing on realestateview.com.au. Be seen everywhere.

MOUNT ELIZA, MORNINGTON, MOUNT MARTHA


Moorooduc 787 Derril Road

Country-Style Luxury On Half Acre. A home full of surprises and delivering country-style luxury on half an acre (approx.), this near-new masterpiece combines opulent finishes and a unique floorplan that flows out to a stunning alfresco deck and wraparound veranda. With gleaming hardwood floors & 3m-high ceilings, impeccable quality and thoughtful design are on show at every turn including a gourmet kitchen boasting a huge 6m long stone island bench and breakfast bar with Spanish-tiled splashbacks and Bosch appliances. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a home office, the home also includes a full security system, 6kW solar panels, 60,000-litre underground water tank, oversized double garage and double carport. Just steps from Moorooduc Primary School and minutes to Mornington’s vibrant Main Street shops and cafes, pristine beaches and Peninsula Link.

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SALE BY SET DATE Monday, October 21st at 5pm PRICE GUIDE $1,350,000 - $1,450,000 INSPECT Saturday 12:30-1:00pm CONTACT Danae Eden 0419 859 868 Chris Berryman 0439 313 175 Barry Plant Mornington 5975 4999

Selling property is a serious business, and there can be a lot of emotion involved. Choosing the right agent is a big decision. Getting it right pays off. We are both Mornington locals and understand exactly what makes the Mornington Peninsula so special. With our combined experience of over 35 years in all aspects of the industry you can be confident we have the necessary skills to assist you in your next move. Chris Berryman 0439 313 175 Director

Danae Eden 0419 859 868 Director

Barry Plant Mornington

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ON THE COVER

A MARK OF DISTINCTION THROUGH QUALITY AND CHARACTER IN the highly coveted hills of McCrae, on a superb 2669 square metre block from where you gaze across the beautiful bay from almost any vantage point, this architect-designed wonder is your opportunity to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle on the peninsula. Landscaped native gardens that flank a circular exposed aggregate driveway - and a bridge walkway, constructed with Grey Box timber reclaimed from Frankston Pier - all combine to make a grand entrance to this luxurious home built from Mount Gambier Limestone. After crossing your own bridge, you enter the expansive open plan kitchen and family area which also features reclaimed timber floors that positively gleam in the natural light that cascades through the floor to ceilings windows. A well-equipped kitchen boasts Caesarstone bench tops and premium stainless-steel appliances include a dishwasher and an oven with gas cook top and range hood. All rooms on this upper level have bi-fold doors opening out to the magnificent main balcony; this includes the spacious master bedroom which features a dressing room, ensuite and separate powder room. Adjacent to the master bedroom is ‘The Den’ – a unique living space for a parents retreat or a quiet place to host intimate gatherings. Moving downstairs via the recycled Oregon timber staircase, the accommodations on this level are equally impressive and comprise a further four bedrooms with built-in robes - a guest bedroom has an ensuite - and a separate family bathroom and powder room. Virtually self-contained, this downstairs zone features a central lounge room, with kitchen facilities, that opens out to the second balcony which also affords a panoramic bay view. The established gardens wrap around the rear of the home where two large grassy areas create a wonderful space for children and pets to play, or there is the opportunity to develop further and add a swimming pool (STCA). Making its own distinct statement in style, this exquisite home is perfectly complemented by its proximity to excellent schools plus world class wineries and golf courses.n

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ADDRESS: 38 Matthew Street, McCRAE AUCTION: Saturday 2nd November at 2:00pm DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car INSPECT: By Appointment AGENT: Clare Black 0409 763 261, Barry Plant Real Estate Rosebud, 1/28 McCombe Streeet, Rosebud, 5986 8880 mpnews.com.au

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12 Ti-Tree Grove, Mornington

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For Sale

A BRILLIANT BEACH-SIDE LIFESTYLE AWAITS Blending coastal style with contemporary finishes this beautifully presented home has instant appeal and is ideally positioned close to Fossil Beach, Dava Drive Shops and vibrant Main Street just minutes away. Ground floor master bedroom & office n Two north facing light filled living areas n Private low maintenance outdoor area with deck n

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9/653 Esplanade, Mornington

Andrew Jones 0419 339 995 andrew@jonesluppino.com.au Inspect Sat 12-12.30pm or by appt.

Perfectly positioned and tucked to the rear with north facing aspect, this elegantly renovated single level villa is blessed with high ceilings, polished timber floors, ducted heating and split system air conditioner. Beautifully renovated throughout n Large back yard, room to extend n Directly opposite beach & walking trail n

www.jonesluppino.com.au

2/17 Downward Street, Mornington

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PEACEFUL, LOW-MAINTENANCE LIVING Owned by the same family since 1985, this beautifully maintained home is perfectly located a short walk into Main Street, the beach, Wilson Reserve and just around the corner from the Wilsons Road Shops. Double garage plus single car park n Exceptionally spacious throughout n Open plan living opens to sizeable yard n

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Auction Sat 9th November at 11am Lina Luppino 0419 571 583 lina@jonesluppino.com.au Inspect Wed 4.00 - 4.30pm Sat 11.00 - 11.30am or by appt

5975 5593 mpnews.com.au

Sat 9th November at 2pm Lina Luppino 0419 571 583 lina@jonesluppino.com.au Inspect Wed 5.00 - 5.30pm Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm or by appt www.jonesluppino.com.au

VACANT LAND

12a Ti-Tree Grove, Mornington

For Sale

RARE BEACHSIDE LAND WITH PLANS Vacant 374 sqm block comes complete with approved plans for a 23sq approx. double storey 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence with double garage. A fabulous opportunity to build your dream home! On its own title, no common property n Highly desirable area n Moments to Fossil Beach and Dava Drive shops n

www.jonesluppino.com.au

98 Wilsons Road, Mornington

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EXCELLENT ESPLANADE OPPORTUNITY

$980,000 - $1,080,000

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$500,000 - $550,000 Andrew Jones 0419 339 995 andrew@jonesluppino.com.au Inspect Sat 12-12.30pm or by appt. www.jonesluppino.com.au

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2 experienced agents 1 balanced approach Two of the peninsula’s most experienced real estate agents, Andrew Jones and Lina Luppino have come together to establish Jones Luppino Real Estate – a boutique agency on the Mornington Peninsula focused on achieving the best outcomes for clients by delivering outstanding sales results throughout the area. Having previously worked together for 8 years with one of Australia’s largest real estate networks, Andrew and Lina have successfully sold hundreds of properties on the peninsula, building a strong reputation for trustworthiness and reliability amongst their many satisfied clients. For the right balance of service and results, talk to Andrew and Lina

Andrew Jones Licensed Estate Agent 0419 339 995 andrew@jonesluppino.com.au Lina Luppino Licensed Estate Agent 0419 571 583 lina@jonesluppino.com.au

98 Wilsons Road, Mornington 03 5975 5593 www.jonesluppino.com.au mpnews.com.au

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“The difference between a good price and a great price is a great estate agent”

N TIO ETED C L U TR MP S O N C CO OST M AL

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Artist Impression

MORNINGTON 2/46 Venice Street

$1,350,000 - $1,485,000 open to view as advertised online or by appointment

CONTACT AGENT FOR PRICE CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

● Custom made luxury by Alternate Vision beside spectacular coastline

● Soon to be built spacious seaside home in paces of shops & cafes

● AEG kitchen with walk-in pantry & induction cooktop

● Open-concept living & kitchen with Bosch appliances

● Covered alfresco deck with salt water spa

Jarrod Carman | 0423 144 102 Sarah Baker | 0497 527 182

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● Master ensuite & family bathroom with freestanding tub

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Jarrod Carman | 0423 144 102 Heather Robinson | 0498 537 675

‘Mornington Peninsula’s most trusted real estate agent’ Eview Group Mornington Peninsula Office Awarded #1 Office of the Year 2015 and 2016

#5 Sales Office in Australia *REB Awards

Jarrod Carman

Awarded #1 Principal of the Year 2015 2016, 2017 and 2018 ®

2018

AGENCY

OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

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$1,050,000 - $1,150,000 open to view as advertised online or by appointment

● Palatial master with 2 WIRs & ensuite opening to deck

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Jarrod Carman Licensed Estate Agent

● Sprawling layout with 2 living areas & home theatre ● Kitchen with Asko/Blanco appliances & stone tops

MORNINGTON VIC

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0423 144 102

jarrod.carman@eview.com.au jarrod.carman.eview

Jarrod Carman | 0423 144 102 Sarah Baker | 0497 527 182

jarrodcarman

Why list with one, when you can list with all Office: Mornington, 311 Main Street| 5971 0300

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GROUP PROUD MEMBERS

BY E LE DAT A S D E FIX

Fishermans Beach

Wilsons Rd Shops

11 Orchid Ave

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MORNINGTON 23 Spray Street

MORNINGTON 11 Orchid Avenue

$550,000 - $600,000 Open to view as advertised online or by appointment

$680,000 - $720,000 Open to view as advertised online or by appointment

● Cosy 3-bedroom property in superb lifestyle location

● Exciting start or investment in beachside Mornington

● Formal lounge with A/C + separate family/meals room ● Kitchen with granite benchtops; central family bathroom

Joel Hood | 0429 886 188 Adrian Calcedo | 0402 703 236

Y E B ATE L SA D D E FIX

● Steps from Wilsons Rd shops, walk to Fishermans Beach ● 3 good-sized bedrooms, bathroom with separate toilet

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ROSEBUD 32 Sherwood Avenue

$940,000 - $990,000 Open to view as advertised online or by appointment

$700,000 - $750,000 Open to view as advertised online or by appointment

● Low maintenance luxury with a prized beachside address

● Immaculate 3-bed BV property in tranquil bushland setting

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MORNINGTON 2/41 Bentons Road

● Stroll to Dava Drive Shops, Dava Hotel & Birdrock Beach

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● Light-filled open-plan family living + separate formal lounge ● Lifestyle location close to beaches, wineries and golf courses

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU “We offer a genuine money back service guarantee to each and every landlord… WHY? Because we wholeheartedly believe we offer the best property management service on the Mornington Peninsula.” Transfer your investment property to Eview Mornington Peninsula! After you sign up, if you are not 100% completely satisfied with the service you receive, we offer to refund management fees. *Conditions apply. Let’s get started today

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Presented and positioned for a lifestyle of accessibility and ease, this heartwarming beachside villa unit framed in glorious gardens is a special place to call home. This is where shops and parkland can be enjoyed on foot and supreme privacy is yours for the taking. Single-level living pairs with spacious dimensions to present the perfect downsizer, walking distance to the sand.

For Sale: Inspection: Price Guide: Contact:

> Spacious freestanding unit in a quiet, secure beachside cluster of just 3 > Tranquil court setting, backing onto Pine Avenue Reserve/leash-free dog park > 200m to the Wilsons Road shops, 10min walk (approx) to Fishermans Beach

As advertised or by appointment $750,000 - $790,000 Kara James / 0412 939 224 karajames@stonerealestate.com.au Daniel Brooker / 0435 858 244 danielbrooker@stonerealestate.com.au

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AGENTS CHOICE

FEEL RIGHT AT HOME

DOWNSIZE IN ABSOLUTE STYLE

THIS stately home has excellent street appeal and is set in a quiet court walking distance to schools, shops and parkland. Well-presented with plenty of space and light, there are lovely plush carpets to the living zones and bedrooms, whilst on-trend tiled floors feature to the open plan kitchen and family zone. A central island bench provides plenty of prep space for the chef in the family and there is a welcome amount of cupboards and drawers. Appliances include a dishwasher and a gas cooktop with range hood, and from the stylish dining area you can step out to a timber deck overlooking the private backyard. Three upstairs bedrooms include the larger master bedroom with an ensuite and walk-in robe, there are built-in robes to the remaining two bedrooms which also share the main bathroom. Complete with ducted heating and split system air-conditioning, this feature packed home has a double garage with internal access to a handy home office.n

SET in attractive, park-like gardens and behind a gorgeous stone facade, this superb entertainer offers easy living in timeless style for executive or retired couples. Enjoy the lifestyle and country serenity in this popular hinterland town which has a great selection of cafes, quaint shops and quality restaurants. The floor plan includes a huge open plan living and dining area adjoining a well-appointed kitchen with a splendid amount of bench and storage space. Appliances include an Asko dishwasher and a stainless-steel oven with gas cooktop. The master bedroom has a wonderful sunny aspect and there is a dual-entry bathroom connecting it to the second bedroom, whilst a versatile third bedroom, perfect for guests or grand kids, has a hide-away double bed that fits neatly back into the wall. Externally, there is a pretty gazebo and a large garden shed, and from the street is a double garage with storage area.n

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ADDRESS: 8 Mariner Court, MOUNT MARTHA FOR SALE: $750,000 - $795,000 DESCRIPTION: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car AGENT: Keith Burns 0416 079 401, OBrien Real Estate, 188 Main Street, Mornington, 5975 7733

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ADDRESS: 13 Wattle Court, BALNARRING FOR SALE: $870,000 - $890,000 DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 car AGENT: Ian Johnson 0490 042 458, Paton Estate Agents, 2996 Frankston-Flinders Road, Balnarring, 5931 4333

It’s Spring Racing season and The Peninsula Cup is almost upon us! Book a property appraisal with Janine Harrison Real Estate and the first five bookings will receive a double pass entry to the Peninsula Cup at the Mornington Racecourse on 3rd November. Come along, be part of the Mornington Peninsula’s premiere social event! Enjoy sport, entertainment, fashion and food in a vibrant and exciting environment.

Contact Janine on 0487 000 666 or admin@janineharrisonrealestate.com.au to book today.

janineharrisonrealestate.com.au *The first 5 to book and have an appraisal conducted will receive a complimentary double general admission pass entry to the Peninsula Cup. This offer expires on 31/10/2019. mpnews.com.au

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25 ROBOROUGH AVENUE, MOUNT ELIZA

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Offering sublime family living on a grand scale, this double-storey beachside delight is just an easy stroll to shops, cafes and quality schools. Set on 949m2 (approx.), the palatial layout features multiple living/dining zones, a conservatory for year-round entertaining and a kitchen with a walk-in pantry and s/steel appliances. The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom plus study home includes timber flooring, ground-floor master suite, open fireplace, ducted vacuum, double garage & landscaped gardens with rear access to parkland.

PRICE: $1.35M - $1.45M INSPECT: Saturday 12:00-12:30pm CONTACT: James Crowder 0407 813 377 Deb Ketting-Olivier 0403 554 955

9 HILLPARK DRIVE, MORNINGTON

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OCCUPY OR INVEST IN COVETED LOCATION Set on a spacious 855m2 (approx) allotment with a covered outdoor entertaining area and jacuzzi, this 3BR home is overflowing with potential to secure a great buy in a residential pocket just paces of Padua College. Offering enormous street appeal yet with plenty of scope to update and infuse your own style, the home features generous living and dining zones, master ensuite, a greenhouse, veggie beds, large double garage and workshop and extensive parking for all your vehicles or caravan.

AUCTION: TERMS: PRICE GUIDE: INSPECT: CONTACT:

www.communityrealestate.com.au mpnews.com.au

Saturday 9th November at 11am 10% deposit, balance 60 days $540,000 - $580,000 Saturday 11:00 – 11:30am Ben Crowder 0407 557 758

Shop 7 / 20-22 Ranelagh Drive MOUNT ELIZA Tuesday, 15 October 2019

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Where eagles dare

Upgrade your lifestyle

SaFety beach 6 The Cove

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tyabb 14 Flood Street

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• Stunning home positioned on one of the highest levels in Martha Cove

For sale $1,150,000-$1,250,000

• Family friendly home offering 4 or 5 bedrooms and 2 renovated bathrooms

For sale $1,400,000

• This imposing 3 level residence offers approx 48 squares of indoor & outdoor living

Inspect OFI or by appointment

• 5 well fenced paddocks, 18m x 8m (approx) powered shed with 2 stables

Inspect OFI or by appointment

• Enormous living areas, 4 oversized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms + powder room

Stuart cox 0417 124 707 stuartc@jlbre.com.au

• Town water connected via private main, tank water plus dam

cameron McDonald 0418 330 916 ruralsales@jlbre.com.au

• Timber floors, ducted heating & cooling and a gourmet kitchen with stone bench tops and 900mm s/s appliances

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• Huge array of fruit trees inc apples, pears, cherries, plums, feijoa, citrus, etc

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• Picture perfect residence offers 4BR, 2 luxury bathrooms & dual living areas

For sale $1,750,000

• 18.77 Ha (46.5 Ac approx) vacant parcel

• Eye-catching, fully self-contained barn boasts spacious living areas & upstairs bedroom

Inspect OFI or by appointment

• Significant Tuerong Creek frontage and dam storages

• High quality 60m x 20-30m arena with an irrigated ‘Martin Collins’ surface

cameron McDonald 0418 330 916 ruralsales@jlbre.com.au

Mornington 5976 5900 mpnews.com.au

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Unlimited opportunities

tyabb 58 Graydens Road

• 80sqm (approx) studio with bathroom is ideal for a home business or extra living space

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tuerong 565 Old Moorooduc Road • Recycled water available (subject to approval) • Superb elevated home sites with views to Arthurs Seat • Excellent accessibility via Peninsula Link • Established shelter trees & internal fencing

For sale $1,650,000 Inspect By appointment cameron McDonald 0418 330 916 ruralsales@jlbre.com.au

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‘a lifestyle village for the over 50’s’ 249 High Street, Hastings, 3915 www.peninsulaparklands.com.au

NEW

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Open plan lounge Separate dining area Modern kitchen Separate bathroom & laundry

$279,500 u

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Open plan living & formal dining Kitchen with brand new cooker Two bedroom with BIR’s Single carport, air-conditioning

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Tinted front windows Cathedral ceiling to lounge room Air-conditioning & 3 ceiling fans Built-in robes to both bedrooms

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Huge lounge with new carpet Dining area set in bay window Kitchen with great bench space Paved patio with lovely garden

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1 Open floor plan Huge kitchen & dining area Lounge room with air-conditioning Separate bathroom & european laundry

Fantastic floor plan Huge kitchen & dining area Large lounge with air-conditioning European laundry

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Kitchen/diner with bay window Lounge and main bedroom both with air-con Separate bathroom and laundry Front & rear verandahs, garage w/workshop

To arrange your site inspection contact David Nelli 0403 111 234 or at the office on 5979 2700 Email: david@peninsulaparklands.com.au mpnews.com.au

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Flintwell PROPERTY GROUP

DI SP & E V SA E LAY TU RY RD W UNI AY ED T O 11 NE PE :0 SD N 0 - AY 2: 00 PM

6&9/5 Simpson Crt, Mount Martha - LAST 2 LEFT The Best Alternative To a Retirement Village

For Sale

From $654,000

- Own your own brand new contemporary villa with own title/ready to move into - Only 2 single storey villas left in our quiet court location, close to amenities & public transport. Bentons Square is within walking distance! - Open plan living with luxury inclusions and compact private gardens - Choice of two or three bedroom homes with varying �loorplans to suit. Kathy Netherclift DISPLAY VILLA OPEN EVERY SAT AND WED 11:00 -2:00PM 0417 007 722 Call Kathy Netherclift for a private viewing or further information. netherclift8@gmail.com mpnews.com.au

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INTRODUCING

W AT E R F A L L G A R D E N S ROSEBU D

Photo is indicative only.

A boutique community of luxury, 3 bedroom single level homes. These residences, in the heart of an established neighbourhood in Rosebud, set the scene for a new enclave of luxurious living. Combining

All homes feature:

• • • • •

Premium finishes including stone benchtops Quality appliances Master with WIR & ensuite 6 star energy rating Low maintenance living

cosmopolitan inner-city styling with a sublime coastal setting, located opposite Bay Views Golf Course and only a short drive to Rosebud beach. Development by:

From $599,000

Display suite located at 3/59 Fairway Grove, Rosebud 11 - 1pm Open Tues 11 - 1pm and 5 - 5.30pm Wed 11 - 1pm and 5 - 5.30pm Thurs Saturday As advertised

F O R M O R E I N F O R M AT I O N P L E AS E C O N TAC T:

Robert Bowman: 0417 173 103 robert@bowmanandcompany.com.au

Darren Sadler: 0448 947 622 darren.sadler@granger.com.au

69-77 Hove Road & 59 Fairway Grove, Rosebud

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Auction

Wednesday 13th November at 12pm on-site 71-77 Miles Grove, Seaford

4 Units On 1 Title

ALL’S WELL WITH THESE TWO ADJOINING SHOPS PERFECT for any investor or owner-occupier, these two adjoining shops, located along Wells Street, in the heart of Frankston’s entertainment precinct, have a combined land area of 405 square metres. Lot 1 faces Wells Street and has a land area of 230 square metres with a currently vacant shop measuring about 258 square metres. The shop has wide frontage and an excellent fitout would be adaptable to most retail ventures; there are also staff amenities, air-conditioning and on-site parking. Lot 3 faces Stiebel Place and has a land area of 175 square metres with a leased shop measuring 105 square metres. The current tenant is on three year lease with a net rental return of $35,560 per year. There are annual rent reviews and a demolition clause is included in the lease.n

Total building size: 804sqm*

Total land size: 1313sqm*

3 of the 4 units leased returning: $50,280.46PA + GST + Outgoings Very modest rent

Freehold investment

Future capital growth by refurbishment or Subdivision (STCA)

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1 & 3, 38 Wells Street, FRANKSTON FOR SALE: Contact Agent For Pricing AGENT: Linda Ellis 0400 480 397, Nichols Crowder, 1/1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs, 9775 1535

9775 1535 nicholscrowder.com.au

*approx.

James Dodge 0488 586 896 Michael Crowder 0408 358 926 1/1 Colemans Road, Carrum Downs 3201

Auction

For Sale

71 Barkly Street, Mornington

Friday 1st November 2019 at 12 noon onsite. 1233 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud

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Significant land holding of 2354sqm* Combined frontages (Barkly Street & Eastern Ring Road) Approved for multi-level commercial buildings plus self-storage Underlying land zoned Industrial 3 Valuable holding income with an easy to manage self-storage facility Opposite Centro Shopping Centre, Mornington Primary School, The Bays Hospital and a council owned car park.

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Tom Crowder 0438 670 300 Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562 4/230 Main Street, Mornington, 3931

Long term lease of 5x5x5 years (as at 1st July 2019) Secure income of $84,000 PA (net) with annual increases Significant future mixed use development opportunity (STMA) Generous frontage of 17.39m* to Point Nepean Road Tenant has been in occupation in this property for 21 years

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LETTERS

Letters - 300 words maximum and including full name, address and contact number - can be sent to The News, PO Box 588, Hastings 3915 or emailed to: team@mpnews.com.au

MP ‘proud’ of federal budget, but awaits state commitment I am happy to respond Jane Clarke’s questions on delivered federal government funding for the Mornington Peninsula that I wrote about in my Spring Newsletter (“Puzzled by MP’s claims of budget beneficiaries” Letters 8/10/19). I was proud to be able to secure $75 million for improvements to the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. After years of ignored advocacy to the Victorian government, the Morrison government has had to step in to fund improvements to Victorian government-owned and operated roads. Our funds are available right now for sound barriers and pedestrian upgrades. The MP for Nepean [Chris Brayne] and Victorian Roads Minister [Jaala Pulford] took interest in this project before the election, now this interest must be met with action and commitment to upgrade their own roads, in partnership with our government. On Point Nepean, the Monash and Melbourne universities’ national centre for coasts, environment and climate is absolutely in line with the reactivation plan for the Quarantine Station precinct, allowing for university education and research here on the peninsula. The proposal was designed with the Victorian government and the Morrison government’s announcement of $25 million in funding has been welcomed by both universities. The Somerville to Baxter bike path proposal has always called for funding to be provided by local, state and federal contributions. The $2 million Morrison government funding has delivered on our promise to the community. Now Mornington Peninsula Shire and Victorian government must now live up to their commitment. I also note that, upon investigation, Jane Clarke is a member of the Australian Labor Party and ran as a Labor candidate for Seawinds Ward at the 2016 council elections. I wonder why she did not feel it necessary to disclose this information or why the The News did not inquire on her affiliation, as they did with those reflecting Liberal views? Greg Hunt, MP for Flinders Editor: During the federal election campaign The News asked all writers of “political” letters to state their allegiances. It does not do so outside of campaign times.

Peninsula life Those of us that enjoy the “peninsula lifestyle” owe much to those who helped create it. We are in debt to many who helped ensure the rural ambience, which is so handy to our places of living and working, was protected and kept accessible. But no person deserves more credit than the late Alan Hunt who always valued his opportunity to promote the peninsula and to encourage action and instigate protection of its surroundings. Mr Hunt’s 31 years of representing the most worthwhile objectives for all its residents ended 27 years ago when he retired as the state MP for South Eastern Province on 2 October 1992. His Parliamentary career saw him serve as a minister in Victorian governments led by three premiers: Henry Bolte, Dick Hamer and Lindsey Thompson. But it was as Planning Minister, supported by Premier Hamer in the nine and half years of his time as premier, that green wedges were created, parkland protected and a value put on our heritage as never before. Alan Hunt was to oversee much of what happened to shape the benefits that we now enjoy as we walk through the bush, along coastal tracks or stroll through vineyards, all within easy access of bay side or hinterland locations. We cherish our peninsula ambience and are grateful to those responsible for its planning and protection, particularly Alan Hunt. Brian Joyce, Rosebud

Beaches for all Local and state authorities must ensure that any re-building of private jetties does not limit public access to much-loved beaches.

Mornington Peninsula Shire invested significant capital into the Dorothy Houghton pathway around the Eastern Sister to make the historic Collins Heritage precinct accessible to people walking around The Point from Camerons Bight and onto the beach at Sullivan Bay and beyond, to Sorrento. It seems that the jetty set need reminding that Australian beaches belong to us all. Sue Slamen, Blairgowrie

Ready for pool Please note the following: 1999 Mornington Peninsula Shire commissioned Sykes Humphreys & Associates with Peddle Thorp to undertake a pool feasibility study; 2000 Recommendations Adopted for new aquatic facilities in phased program; 2013 Petitions lodged with council in favour of foreshore site; 2014 Motion no.140 lodged by Cr Hugh Fraser. Council no longer requires coastal management for the proposed use and development of the foreshore for the location of SPA. Associated with the plan of the “foreshore site” was the idea of Rosebud Hub to be updated and environmentally inclusive. Well, that has not happened and it is still unattractive. There were about 16,000 signed petitions preferring the foreshore location and less than 5000 lodged for the aquatic centre not to be on foreshore. John Cain says [the foreshore proponents] “were content with wasting their time turning up to council meetings decked out in bathing caps and towels”. Wrong again. It was our time and it was more fun than he implies (“Writing history” Letters 9/10/19). The site of the aquatic centre was (and still is) controversial, no matter where the concept would be built. However, now the aquatic centre is going ahead 50 metres (not 25 metres) to meet the needs of an increasing population whose overwhelming support has been so positive. So get out your togs John Cain and prepare to enjoy the hard work of others. There is no use crying over spilt cornflakes, or the past. Betty Preston, convenor Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre Action Group

Collinwood cleaned up Comedy is good for the soul, I’m told. Pleasing to read of Darryl Chambers thoughts albeit inaccurate (“Collingwood forever” Letters 9/10/19). To infer on the vague evidence of Fairfield classmates the easier path to Northcote High School entry is of course nonsense. True, some left school for good money at Duncan’s match factory. Entry to Northcote high without sitting for the entrance exam depended on your marks at the end of year 8. Some sat, failed, others to Collingwood tech. An entrance exam for Collingwood? Maybe, but they passed. Good for them, and Darryl. Go Pies. Cliff Ellen, Rye

Bank agreement I find it surprising that some people are unaware of the fact that many banks, including the big four, allow their ATMs to be used by customers of others on exactly the same terms as they would get from their own banks (“Banks withdrawal” Letters 8/10/19). If you see an ATM owned by ANZ, NAB or Westpac you will be able to use it to access your CBA account. Ron Simpson, Mornington

Banks misbehave It befuddles me why people are not more concerned about the banks’ behaviour in stealing from dead people, breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations, and just general disregard for its customers with malpractice in it’s financial and insurance institution (“Banks withdrawal” Letters 8/10/19). Further mystifying is why people continue to deal with these corporate corruptors rather than

THE Spring newsletter distributed by Flinders MP Greg Hunt lists 41 “current and recent federal funding commitments”, several of which require matching finance by either the state government or Mornington Peninsula Shire. doing the right thing and dumping them. Continuing to deal with them is just letting them know there is no repercussion or reprehension, no matter how much you flaunt the law and screw your customers. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Problems being solved I have a message for those young people feeling stressed about their impending doom due to climate change: We adults have been through this type of stress before, as have our parents and their parents as well. What seems an impending catastrophe today, can, with advances in technology and innovation, disappear tomorrow. As a young boy at school we were taught to prepare for a nuclear winter and that much of life would be obliterated when Russia and the US went to war. Then followed the population scare when we were told in the early 1970s that by 2000 the world would run out of food and China brought in the one child policy. Soon after followed the oil crisis that would see us plunge into darkness in 10 years when the oil ran out. Next was the y2k computer bug that would shut down world technology and see planes fall from the sky. None of these predicted disasters occurred. Mankind adapted. Try to look past the radical element screaming “emergency” because they are sheep and we have seen these hollow-winded doomsday preachers many times before. Yes, man-made emissions need to be reduced and smarter men than me are working hard at doing just that, but for now, try to read as many different news sources as possible to get a balanced view and have faith in humanity’s ability to adapt. If you do that, you may hopefully escape the sense of doom heaped on the shoulders of our youth like that on poor Greta Thornburg by her vegan activist parents and actually get to enjoy your youth. Michael G Free, Mt Martha

Follow the money How can a 16-year-old improperly educated Swedish schoolgirl influence social media and then go on to influence mainstream media to such an extent that she can organise worldwide strikes and marches and even address the United Nations on the serious scientific subject of climate changing? Where does she get the finance, the organisational skills, the intelligence and other resources, for all of this promotion and idolatry? Where did she get the political connections and nous to enable a UN speech? I’ve asked this and I ask all of the people suffering from carbon phobia to also seek the truth. Look up “money”. These “carbonphobics” keep demanding gov-

ernments “do something”. Like what? Destroy Australia? There are now hundreds of scientists and professionals, qualified in climate and related fields, who publicly state that there is no climate emergency. Changes are natural, normal and cyclical. More carbon dioxide should be beneficial. Europe froze over recently, like it did in 1709. Droughts happen. If we warm 10 degrees, good. No, of course you never hear of this. Why not? Think money. Our future climate cannot be predicted. It is not possible. What I can predict is that in 50 years there will be trillions of dollars worth of rusted out wind tower half megawatt generators, worn out solar arrays and dead one megawatt batteries rotting away, all unwanted and abandoned, because of good old solid, reliable 24-hour, 1000 megawatt electricity generators powered by coal, gas or uranium. There will be no need for diesel generators like we will have this summer on the “carbon neutral” Mornington Peninsula with its “climate emergency”. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Crime stats misleading [Hastings MP] Neale Burgess’ assertion that there are “escalating crime rates” is wrong, according to sources like the Victorian Crime Statistics Agency, Wikipedia, and the ABC (“Law and order” Letters 25/9/19). Notably, the latest annual crime statistics reveal an overall 7.8 per cent drop, not an increase, let alone an “escalation” in criminal incident rates. Is the Liberal Party trying to scare us again, like in the last state election, that criminals and gangs are roaming out there? Research shows that most violent crimes are committed by offenders the victim knows (US Justice Department Report, 2017). Is the fear mongering about crime intended to create anxiety among Mornington Peninsula residents, particularly given the proportion of older people, in the hope of garnering votes? This is not to say that there are not several categories of crime that are on the rise. Instead of setting up these crime committees (just what is Mr Burgess proposing they do?) how about tackling the causes of a statistically alarming crime, crime perpetrated in the home, and focus on funding programs that prevent such crime and provide alternatives for women and children trapped in a violent setting. Instead of politicising about crime, fight for low-cost housing and decent income support to free victims from crime in the home. Drug-related crime may be on the rise, but will “crime committees” help addicts who are in urgent need of health services to treat their addiction? A constructive approach is what is needed. Maureen Donelly, Mornington Mornington News

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OCT/NOV Free Concert Wed 16 Oct, 10am The Voices of Frankston Choir is five years old in Oct and in order to celebrate we are putting on a free concert at High St Uniting Church Frankston. Come and join us for a cuppa at 10am followed by a concert showcasing a wonderful selection of music that the choir has enjoyed over the last five years. Contact Trudi 0406678261 for more info. Elegance of Embroidery Exhibition Sat 26 & Sun 27 October, 10am – 5pm Presented by the Mornington Peninsula branch of the Embroiderers Guild Vic., along with Flinders Country Group and Pakenham Group. Held at the Peninsula Community Theatre, cnr Nepean Hwy & Wilsons Rd, Mornington. $6 entry. As well as an fabulous exhibition of both traditional and contemporary embroidery there will be demonstrations, displays and a gift stall. Light refreshments can be purchased. Ample parking available. For further information contact Glenise on 0423020893. Meditation Sat 2 Nov from 2pm In this meditation we will unfold our sense of spiritual abundance. You will feel your inner greatness. This meeting is a quiet, gentle meditation. It’s fun and relaxed. All beginners welcome. Free event. Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Rd, Mornington. Email for bookings johannawhite52@gmail.com Call or text 0412404705 Richfield Art Show Thurs 14 - Sun 17 November 11.00am - 4.00pm Thur to Sat. 11.00am - 2,00pm Sun. Richfield Village 317 Wells Rd, Aspendale. Free entry. Showcasing the creative talents of local artists. Mornington Peninsula Petanque Club Come and enjoy the fun playing petanque on Wednesday and Sundays at Moorooduc Recreation Reserve Derril Road Moorooduc from 3pm - 5pm DST for further information contact: Jim 0458548491 or Jan Macinnis 0409132761 or email morningtonpetanque@gmail.com Mornington Peninsula Veterans Cricket Missing active cricket & looking for some exercise? Join the growing trend of former and current cricketers, now over 60, who are re-establishing their cricketing skills? We play matches every Sunday and mid week so there are plenty of opportunities to have a game of cricket in a wonderful social atmosphere. For more info call Michael 0407 823619 or Ian 59751683 or email mbou2030@bigpond.net Mornington Environment Monthly meeting held 1st Thursday of each month at Mornington Library Meeting Room at 7:00pm. Contact morningtonea@gmail.com Frankston & District Stamp Club Not sure what to do with your old stamp collection? Come along and meet our friendly club members, always available for help and advice. We meet at 7.00 pm on the third Thursday each month at Belvedere Community Centre, 36 Belvedere Road, Seaford. Enquiries 5996 3745. Epilepsy Support Group Meet every 2nd Saturday at St Francis Xavier Parish, 60 Davey St, Frankston from 1pm – 3pm. Further details phone Sue 0407 509 519 or Cris 0437 386 867

F.O.D.M.A.P. Sensitives Support & Self-Help Assoc Meets last Thurs each month, 7pm-9pm Mt Eliza Community Centre, 90-100 Canadian Bay Road Mt Eliza . We share information and provide support for sufferers of chronic food-related gut dysfunction. Information: S.A.S.H.A. 0422 918 074 or 5973 6773 or 0407 095 760 Frankston Parkinson’s Peer Support Group Meets in the Bridget Clancy room at St John of God hospital, from 10 am on the 3rd Monday of each month to listen to speakers, share information and socialise. More info available from Karen 0412 979 902 or Glenys 0437 956 305. Mornington Dutch Australian Seniors Club Inviting you for a social get together, every Monday from 10.30am - 2pm. Join us in a Dutch card game, “Klaverjas” and a social game of Rummicub. Coffee and tea supplied. New members welcome. For more information ring Nel 59775680 or Elly 0432933292. Tyabb Hall - Frankston Flinders Rd, Tyabb. Free parking National Seniors Mornington Peninsula Branch welcomes members and visitors to meetings on the third Monday of each month, 2pm for 2:30pm start in Room 2, Bentons Square Community Centre, Bentons Road, Mornington. Guest speakers, afternoon tea, friendly people, 2019 social calendar available. Contact jillfalla@hotmail.com Writers and Poets Society Meetings Morn Pen/Frankston Writers & Poets Society Meet fortnightly at Benton’s Square community centre, 145 Benton’s road, Mornington at 11 am – we all have a story inside us to write. Warm, supportive, and inviting group welcome you. $5 includes refreshments and friendship. E: mpwritersfest@gmail.com www.mpwritersfest.org FB & twitter View Club Members of Mornington VIEW Club will meet at the Mornington Golf Club on the fourth Friday of each month at noon. We are a very active and friendly club that is now in its 26th year of raising money for The Smith Family supporting disadvantaged Australian school children. New members are always welcome. Call Judy on 0410 486 204 or Jenny on 0426 240 573. Mt Eliza Farmers Market 9am – 1pm. Held the fourth Sunday of the month. Mt Eliza Village, Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. $2 entry Mornington Peninsula Hockey Club Players Wanted. Under 10’s, 12’s, 14’. Both male + female. Men’s, Women’s and Masters 35+ + 45+ Come and join our family friendly, inclusive club. We can provide a team to suit all levels of experience and skills. Please contact Cheryle 03 9766 7478 or info@mphc.org.au Card and Board Games Group New social group looking for members who are interested in an array of card and board games. We are looking at 500, Bridge, SOLO, Scrabble, Chess and more. Everyone is welcome! Wednesdays 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Gold coin donation. Equipment is provided however you are more than welcome to bring along a game. Bentons Square Community Centre, 145 Bentons Rd, Mornington Mornington Life Activities Club We meet bi-monthly on the 1st Tues of the even month at Mornington Information Centre. We are a friendly group and welcome new members. Many activities are on offer – table tennis, walking groups, golf, yoga, dinners, trivia nights, jazz nights and bbqs. Phone Miriam 0408 332 817 for further info.

Alcoholics Anonymous - Mornington Peninsula Do you need help to stop drinking? You’re not alone, contact us now on our 24 hour helpline 1300 880 390 or find a local meeting at www.aatimes.org.au/meetings Grandparents Playgroup Registrations are now open for our grandparents playgroup. A semi-structured program, in a purpose built space specifically for grandparent carers. Mondays 10am-12noon. Located in the Barn – behind the Anglican Church 3 Queen Street, Mornington. For more info & registration forms for this group contact Deacon Liz 0419 581 792 or deaconliz@mmmanglican.org.au JP locations National & International documents inc affadavits, stat decs & cert copies signed FREE of charge at police stations on the Peninsula. Mornington: Mondays & Thursdays 11am to 2pm. or Google find a JP Victoria or Ph1300365567. Al-Anon Family Groups If your loved one drinks too much and you don’t know where to turn, Al-Anon Family Groups can help! Confidential meetings are held in Chelsea every Tues. 7.30 - 9.00pm at Longbeach Place, 15 Chelsea Road. No appointment necessary. New members welcome. Mornington Peninsula Community Dog Club Come and have fun with your dog while training it. We welcome dogs of any age. Every Saturday morning at Citation Oval, Mt Martha. Beginners class is at 10.15am. We help you to train your dog to listen to you and be obedient using positive reinforcement, through fun and games and everyday life experiences. For more info contact June 0407846991 or www.dogclub.org.au. Polio Have you or do you know anyone who had polio or is now experiencing after effects of polio? Please come to our support group meeting held at 11am on the second Saturday of each month at the Information Centre, Main St, Mornington. Enquiries: 5981 2540 Peninsula Transport Assist needs Volunteer Drivers Do you have time, like driving and want to contribute to your community? Induction costs are covered and drivers are reimbursed from pick-up to return locations. For details call the P.T.A. Office on 03 9708 8241 or email: peninsulatransportassist@gmail.com. P.T.A. also needs drivers for 12 and 24 seater buses. Mt Martha Valley Probus Club Held every second Thursday of the month, starting at 9.30am, at the Community Hall Dromana. Come along and meet us, we are a very active club and all are welcome. Details 5982 1892 Mornington Mahjong Mornington Mahjong Group meets Tuesdays and Fridays at the Mornington RSL in Virginia Street Mornington. We will teach you if you are new to this fascinating game. Contact Lucy 5981 0801 or 0416 043 527 Mt Eliza Mahjong Club The Evening Group of the Mount Eliza Mah Jong Club meets each Monday evening in the Mount Eliza Village Community House from 7 – 9pm. New members are always welcome, seasoned players or new to the game. Our friendly members are very happy to introduce them to this ancient game. Mt Eliza Neighbourhood House Walking Group for Men. Join Lester and other men for a moderate paced 4km walk around Mount Eliza. Starts 8.30am every Tuesday. For further information contact Lester on 0407 414 955.

Over 55’s Mt Eliza Seniors Club Calling over 55’s who are interested in participating in various activities, including table tennis, dancing, tai chi, carpet bowls, snooker, computer classes, card afternoons and films. Enjoy a cuppa and good chat in our Mt Eliza clubrooms. Further info Lorraine on 5977 3838 or 0434 088 821 www.mteliza55plusclub.com Community Lunch. Join us for a “Pot Luck” lunch each Thursday from 12 pm to 1 pm. Lunch is prepared and cooked in our own kitchen. Cost $5. Bookings essential before Wednesday 2pm. Mt Eliza Neighbourhood House 90 Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza phone 9787 8160. Probus Club The Combined Mornington Probus Club has a new meeting venue which is now at The Mornington Golf Club, Tallis Drive, Mornington. The Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 9.30 for 10.00am. Visitors are most welcome. Call the Membership Officer on 5975 3901 for details. Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group BERG Mt Martha is a bushland friends group for the Balcombe Estuary Reserves Mirang Ave Mt Martha. Regular working bees are held on Sun, Tues, Wed and Friday mornings as well as Waterwatch and Estuary watch to monitor water quality. For more information please contact: info@berg.org.au, 0447 160 288, www.berg.org.au Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group Bentons Square Community Centre 7:00pm second Wednesday each month Share the journey in a relaxed, caring environment. Partners, carers and friends are most welcome. Contact 0422 608 345 peninsulapcsg@hotmail.com Probus The Mt Eliza Village Ladies Probus Club, meet on the first Monday of each month at 10.00am at the Uniting Church, Canadian Bay Rd. Mt Eliza. We welcome visitors and new members. Details 9787 3640 Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society Public Stargazing Hear inspiring talks, view stars, planets, clusters and galaxies through our powerful telescopes at 8pm on the 1st Friday of every month at The Briars dark-sky observatory. Melway ref 151 E1. Bookings are essential. Small fee payable. Details www.mpas.asn. au or phone 0419 253 252. Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/mpas0/ Volunteers Wanted Enveco Health is an innovative social enterprise aiming to assist those with mental ill-health live independently in the community and to recover in a supportive non-clinical environment. We’re currently seeking volunteers to get involved in this innovative project. If you would like to know more visit www.enveco.org.au and send us a message. Zonta Club of Mornington Peninsula Inc. 3rd Thursday of every month, 7.00pm – 9.30pm Zonta is a leading global service organisation of professionals, empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Join us at a dinner meeting and see what we do. Email: zontamornington@hotmail.com

Better Breathers Respiratory Support Group Every 4th Monday of the month Better Breathers support group meet in the meeting room at the Mornington Information Centre, cnr Elizabeth and Main Sts from 2.00 to 4.00pm. We offer education and support for patients and carers coping with chronic lung disease with the aim of leading an improved quality of life. Details Christine 0419 314 587 Community Choir Monday night 7 – 9 pm Our new choir is up and running but we need more members! Led by Jess Wynne, the choir will be singing old songs, new songs, and songs from around the world. For beginners and the more experience and you don’t have to read music to attend. $10.00 per session, first session free, just come along. For further info please contact the Mt Martha House 466 Esplanade, phone 5974 2297 Mornington Senior Citizens Club Come and enjoy our events at our very friendly club. Free one- on-one computer classes Mon – Fri. Ph 5973 5763 Monday - Indoor Bowls and Snooker Tuesday - Tai Chi, Bingo and Snooker Wednesday - Card Games and Scrabble Thursday - Tai Chi . Friday - Square Dancing 1 Flinders Dr, Mornington Ph 5975 3688 Mornington Police Senior Community Register Helping the elderly, frail and isolated community members to feel safe in their homes. For more information and or application forms to join the register phone 5973 6533. Mon - Fri 9.00am - Noon We are located at the Police Station in Main Street, Mornington Mount Eliza Men’s Shed. Our men’s shed opens each Wed afternoon from 1.30pm to 4pm, and each Thurs morning from 9.30am to 12pm. We are looking at opening on a Tuesday morning to accommodate new members. Do visit our web site: www.mountelizamensshed. org and enjoy the pitch in the Events section. Pop in at the Mount Eliza Club site to have a chat. Contentment The Baha’i Community of Mornington Peninsula is inviting interested members of the community to a discussion gathering on the topic of contentment in society. At 2:00 pm Mornington Information Centre, 320 Main St. Mornington. Entrance from the car park at the rear of the building. Wanted - Your Book Donations If you are moving or spring cleaning, we would appreciate book donations, in good condition, that you may have. Our Annual Charity Book Fair will be held at Mornington Peninsula Theatre, Wilsons Rd, 4th and 5th January, 2020. Mark these dates on your calendar. Contact Aileen 041350700 for pick up/drop off details.

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

“Welcome home” to Langwarrin soldiers Compiled by Cameron McCullough LAST Saturday night there was a “bumper house” to give welcome to the Langwarrin soldier “boys” who recently returned from active service abroad. Seldom has holding capacity of the Recreation Hall been taxed to greater extent and certainly a more successful function has never been held within its walls. Added to the fine audience was a splendid spirit of joyous enthusiasm which seemed to influence all concerned. The Chairman (Mr W. Williams) was never in better form, while Cr Hill (Cranbourne Shire) and Cr Oates (Frankston and Hastings Shire) also delivered inspiring addresses which seemed to add to the buoyancy of the meeting. Then there was the musical programme which in detail was an inspiration. It is generally conceded that the quality of the items rendered reached high standard mark and pleased even the most fastidious. The guests of the evening whose names were called included:– Drv. A. H. Clark; Pte. McDonald (Anzac); Tpr. F. Knox; Drv. J. Knox; Pte. T. Stephenson; Pte W. White; Bombadier T.I Evans. A full account of the programme will be published next issue. *** OUR LETTER BOX. ELECTRIC LIGHT. To the Editor, Sir – I am gratified to see that at last the Council is likely to take action to compel the Frankston Gas Electric Co

to fulfill its long overdue obligations. Over two years ago I had my house wired throughout in readiness for connection and neighbors have been waiting even longer than this. The postponement of the supply of electric light was attributed to the war, but it is nearly 12 months now since hostilities ceased and yet there has been not intimation from the Company that we are any nearer to receiving lighting facilities than before. I have been seriously considering putting in an electric light generating outfit myself rather than be humbugged any longer, but hope that now the Council is moving in the matter that the Company concerned will be stirred into activity. Yours faithfully, A. T. CARTHEW. “Lialeeta”, Seaford, 13.10.19. *** MAJOR W. T. Condor, formerly of the 7th Battalion, A.I.F., who has filled the position of assistant provost marshal for Victoria since leaving Langwarrin is about to retire from the service to take up a civil appointment in Papua. He was entertained by civil and military friends at dinner at Scott’s Hotel on Thursday. Major Conder will be succeeded by Captain R. W. Jones, M.C., M.M., who will combine the duties of A.P.M. and officer in charge of the Third District Guard. *** MR W. W. Young, of this journal, who has been seriously ill and under treatment in Melbourne, is recovering and hopes, to return to Frankston to-day. *** MR L. J. Ward, of Frankston, was suc-

cessfully operated on at “Lancewood” Private Hospital, Glenferrie last week, and is stated to be making a good recovery. *** CR W. J. Oates represented the Shire of Frankston and Hastings at the annual municipal conference which opened in Melbourne Wednesday. *** Heard on the Train That the question of abolishing the Council Chambers at Somerville is regarded as being far from settled by those opposed to the system of movable meetings. That further developments in connection with the matter may be expected when the next meeting is summoned for Hastings. That Frankston must have a Shire ranger resident in the town if the stray stock nuisance is to be successfully coped with. That several trees in the soldiers’ avenue were damaged by stock the other night. That it is not a matter of the ranger “getting up early”, the only plan to ensure effective results is to go to bed late. That there is some talk of a borough being formed up Mordialloc way to include seaside towns as far as Carrum. That the postponed “Cornucopia” in connection with the Frankston State School will eventuate on Friday next and is being soundly backed by parents of the scholars. That the Military Camp at Langwarrin this week was enlivened by the presence of a visiting band. That it is not a pleasing prospect to think that Frankston is likely to be

minus a brass band again this season. That the Frankston Soldiers Memorial Committee contemplate holding a race meeting in aid of he fund if the “powers that be” will approve of the proposal. That the Mornington Racing Club is said to have generously agreed to allow the use of its course for the meeting. That Frankston should have been represented at the meeting held at Somerville last Saturday night to form a Peninsula Cricket Association. *** STEPS are being taken to re-form the Frankston cricket club. A preliminary of cricket delegates was held at Somerville on Saturday evening las – Tyabb, Hastings, French Island, and Somerville being represented. It was decided to re-form the Peninsula Association and the following office bearers were elected – President, Mr Geo Keast, Secretary; Mr H. L. Cusworth of Hastings. The previous Peninsula rules were adopted with some additions and these will be printed and lent out in due course. The opening matches of the season were fixed for Saturday November 1st. Meanwhile another meeting of delegates will be held at the Mechanics’ Institute Hastings on Saturday evening the 21st inst when it is hoped Frankston, Balnarring, Mornington or any others will be represented. *** On Monday evening, the 6th inst, the Mt. Eliza residents entertained five more returned soldiers of their district – Sgt. Roy McKenzie, Drv. R. Ritchie,

and Pts. W. Payne, A. J. Carlron and G. Broomhead. This is Mt. Eliza’s 4th “welcome home,” 22 men having enlisted from this small district. The school-room was again filled to over-flowing, being much too small for occasions of this kind. Miss Poultney had the room looking its best, being very nicely decorated with many flags, flowers etc. Cr W. J. Oates presided in his usual able manner. The musical committee provided an excellent programme, the songs, recitations etc. by the various artists being much appreciated by the packed audience. The “welcome home” orchestra from Frankston again came up to help in the welcome to the returned boys, and under the baton of Mr Aisbett, the conductor, gave three selections which pleased very much. The chairman in his address of welcome said he was very pleased to be present, and complimented the boys on their splendid work at the front. Sgt R. McKenzie, Ptes Broomhead and Ritchie suitably responded and thanked the residents for their welcome. Cr Stephens moved a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman and also offered a hearty welcome to Mrs Payne the English bride of Pte W. Payne. Supper in full and plenty was then handed round, the rest of the evening being given over to dancing until the small hours. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 18 October 1919

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Celebrating 32 years with 32% off one day only super sale at Mornington Pool and Spa GOSH it feels like only yesterday we celebrated 31 years and its already 32 years in our fabulous pool business. So we are going to pass on 32% off storewide to all our loyal and happy customers. Once again Ninja warrior Ashlin Herbert will be onsite for autographs and a possible physical challenge as our favourite local Mornington Ninja. Whether its a new heater, solar system, robot or even just chemicals don’t miss our biggest day of the year sale and get Summer off to a great start. With 11 weeks till Christmas we want you to save as much money on your pool needs so you can buy more Christmas presents, although we have some great Christmas presents in store as well. As usual there will be give-aways & show bags to our first 50 customers. In our 32nd year of business, owner Simon Glasman, is very proud to say the 32% OFF STORE-WIDE sale is getting bigger every year. “It would appear that the times and the seasons are changing. September, usually the start of spring had only really one swimming day so it’s a late start, Here’s hoping there is great swimming weather to come. “This year we are celebrating 32 years serving the peninsula. “As usual, competition giveaways including an energy saving pump and a robot pool cleaner to be given away, valued at $2500,” said Simon. “We have seen over the past five years amazing robot pool cleaners replacing traditional suction cleaners making pool users happier than ever before.” “We are thrilled to be able to offer this to the public with our ONE DAY ONLY 32% OFF SALE, which has become a fabulous family day out as well. We have a jumping castle, hot dogs,

fairy floss and lots of fun for the family.” Mornington Pool and Spa for past 32 years has been and continues to be a one stop shop for all your pool needs and accessories. The team at Mornington Pool and Spa are among the most experienced suppliers of products and services in the pool and spa Industry. With the help of suppliers like Astral Pool, Zodiac, Hayward, Kreepy Krawly, Waterco, Maytronics, Focus and Bioguard, Mornington Pool and Spa are able to offer this one day only 32% off special pricing to spring off the season. “We have lots of new products from removing long term metal stains from the pool to the latest automation Like Astral Pool’s “VIRON Connect 10” allowing you to control your pool and spa using your i-Phone, tablet, computer or Android phone,” said Simon. Finally, “we also will have a massive range of fun pool toys on sale as well so you can stock up for Christmas or your entire swimming season in one go.” “People are now even buying chemicals in bulk for the whole season to take advantage of the 32% off pricing storewide, which makes a lot of sense.” Mornington Pool and Spa stocks all major brands and equipment AND BEST OF ALL IF NOT IN STORE AT THE TIME WE WILL ORDER IT & GET IT IN. Come in and check out the Mornington Pool and Spas’ One Day Only Sale on Saturday October 19th from 9am until 5pm. Mornington Pool and Spa located at 33 Yuilles Rd, MORNINGTON. Phone 5975-8466. www.morningtonpoolandspacentre.com.au

Aviva Communities Officer Are re-inventing retirement – Come and see how at their Open Day on 26 October AVIVA Communities Officer has been created to offer over 55s the opportunity to live in a residential community designed for a younger spirited retiree or pending retiree. The range of contemporary home designs available has been architecturally designed with modern facades more reflective of housing trends experienced in the wider community. Another unique aspect of the home range is that each and every home features north facing living zones. “Homes at Aviva Officer all achieve

a minimum 6 star energy rating” says Katrina Steel Head Of Marketing at Aviva Communities “in addition to the level of comfort this offers homeowners north facing living also maximises light inflow– particularly in winter when sun is at its lowest. It also means less reliance on artificial heating and cooling”. Providing our homeowners with financial certainty is also a fundamental element of the Aviva Living Model. Like most Lifestyle Communities around you buy your home

and lease the land on which it sits via a Weekly Site Fee. You also pay a Deferred Management Fee when you move out of the community. “At Aviva we want you to be certain that you can afford to live in our community not only at the time you move in – but long into the future” says Katrina “ to do this we offer buyers the opportunity to fix their Weekly Site Fee for life”. Unlike other options around Aviva Communities Officer calculates the DMF on the incoming purchase price

of the home so any capital gain goes into the hands of the homeowners. “This is just another way we provide financial certainty” says Katrina “You will know what your obligations and ongoing costs will be from day one so you can make a really informed purchase choice”. At Aviva Officer all homeowners also have household power costs included in their Weekly Site Fee so you can say goodbye to managing rising utility bills. Homes at Aviva start from $389,000

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A Running Commentary on Running By Stuart McCullough THIS may sound crazy, but – unitard gravy fuzz-face caboodle. The other thing that might sound crazy is the idea of voluntarily getting up at 5am to go running every day of the week. But that’s what I do. In fact, that’s what I’ve always done – rain, hail but definitely not shine. Five o’clock in the morning isn’t the crack of dawn – it’s unambiguously pre-crack. There are obvious difficulties with running at that time of day. Firstly, it’s dark. Really dark. You’re basically relying on intermittent streetlights to find your way. You simply have to hope that something hasn’t been left strewn across the footpath by some careless passer by, lest you end up tripping over. Which, at a certain age, is a singularly unpleasant experience. I’m not sure when falling over changes from being an ever day occurrence and no biggie to a minor catastrophe, but once it happens, there’s no turning back. The other palpable risk associated with super early morning runs is being mistaken for someone who is running away from something, rather than somebody undertaking exercise. Luckily, this has never happened to me. It must be something about my style – which I would describe something one notch above shuffling. If I was running from something, I would be in some considerable strife. I’m not sure how to describe it - perhaps a cross between a three-legged panda and a Muppet – but graceful it is not. The funny thing is, even though I’ve been running for years, I don’t really feel that I’ve gotten all that much better at it. I can run further than I used to. But I’ve become no more elegant than when I started all those years ago and I’m not sure I know any more than I did when I started out. I was in my twenties. The only time I’d exercised as a kid was at football training, which I’d stopped when I was fifteen. I think I assumed that fitness would be something that was simply

given to me, maybe for Christmas. Then, as I entered the workforce, my exercise regimen consisted solely of walking to the train station and back. And, if I felt really brave, carrying all the grocery shopping home rather than taking the car. I decided that something had to change. It was a challenge to get out of bed at first. But I wanted things to be different, I think. At the time, I was living in a small, one-bedroom flat / oversized utility cupboard near St Kilda. The challenge with early morning running in St Kilda is that you sometimes encounter people who are still enjoying the night before. This can be disastrous.

When approaching someone from behind, you end up doing all sorts of things to try and let them know you’re coming. Clearing your throat, talking or using a horn are just some of the techniques I’ve deployed to ensure I don’t startle others. Mostly it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Suffice to say, that one gentleman dropped into a karate stance as I shuffled by, while a young girl who was too busy talking to her friends to notice that I was approaching, dropped her drink before unleashing the kind verbal tirade usually reserved for three quarter time when you’re sixty points down. Wherever I’ve lived, I’ve run. When I moved

to Brisbane, I used to run along the river. The lovely thing about running in Queensland is that so many other people are up and about and getting exercise. The streets of Elwood became so familiar to me that I’m surprised my footprints weren’t worn into the pavement. The great thing about running on holidays is that you get to do all kinds of reconnaissance. By the time you return home, you know where everything is. Sometimes I travel for work. This takes me to various towns in regional Victoria and I always go for a run. When I can, I take a photo of the place I’m in, as a kind of souvenir. To prove I was there. Often, I send these pictures to work colleagues as a way of showing how beautiful these places are and as an extreme form of humble-bragging to show them how early I got up. I can’t imagine not being able to run. But, at some point, it’ll be necessary to adapt. For me, running is time to think. This sounds improbable given that I’m always listening to music as I go, but I’ve always found it therapeutic. A way of keeping in balance. You’d be surprised how many of the world’s problems can be solved while listening to a playlist that features ‘Kajagoogoo’. Subconsciously, I might simply be honing my ‘flight’ reflex. Every once in a while, one of our smoke detectors will randomly go off. I think it happens if an ant wanders in to the detector. I feel sorry for the ant. It happened the other night at about two in the morning. One minute I was in a deep, deep sleep; the next I was bolt upright and running across the room. My wife told me later she thought I was going to get a fire extinguisher. I’m not so sure. Especially since I was three blocks away and in my pajamas before I turned around and realized that she hadn’t followed me. It’s a miracle she didn’t tell me to keep on running. stuart@stuartmccullough.com Mornington News

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Pines fall, Carrum cruise, and Frankston YCW hold on in a thriller

abb had put 174 runs on the board, a target which they would have felt good about defending. After a shaky start, Manders came in at number three and grabbed the game by the scruff of their neck for Seaford. His side ended up reaching their target with an over and four wickets to spare. James Quarby put together an innings for the ages for Carrum Downs, smashing 8 sixes and 13 fours on his way to a total of 123. His side set a target of 204 for their Balnarring opponents to chase down. Balnarring’s top order were poor and they fell short. Skye had a difficult day at home and saw their total of 197 easily chased down by Boneo. Rye also struggled on Saturday, and were bowled out for 93. Ballam Park claimed victory over them on the day.

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RED Hill have secured a narrow win over Pines away from home. Playing out of Eric Bell Reserve, the travelling Red Hill chose to bat first. They lost their first opener for a duck but recovered well from there. All of Red Hill’s middle order performed well on the day, and they ended up putting 189 runs on the board by the time their innings expired. Pines bowler Patrick Jackson played a part, helping to clean up the tail and finishing with good figures of 4/24. Pines’ run chase started well with a 38 run opening stand, but they quickly started to lose qtickets. They steadied the ship and ended up in a good position at 5/120, requiring 70 more for the win. The tail end was not able to hold up for Pines, and they ended up all out for 164. At Ballam Park on Saturday, Long Island played host to Moorooduc. Long Island chose to bat first and did well, with eight of their batsmen reaching double digit figures. Despite being consistently good, none of Long Island’s batsmen went on to make a big score, and they ended up all out for a decent total of 159. Moorooduc opener Ben Williams did most of the heavy lifting during the run chase, putting 47 runs on the board. Unfortunately for him he got no help from his teammates, as the next five batsmen in for Mooroduc were all dismissed for less than five runs each. A spirited showing from the tail helped, but Moorooduc still fell short and were all out for 112. At Ditterich Reserve, Heatherhill did well to defend their total of 166 against Main Ridge. Heatherhill’s Kieran Lenehan did well with ball in hand, taking 4/20. Pearcedale had a tough day at home, when they were soundly defeated by Somerville. A brilliant team effort from Somerville’s top order set them up well, and they ended up setting target of 225 to win. Pearcedale couldn’t get close, and

PROVINCIAL Pines fall short: Red Hill got the better of Pines, bowling them out for 164. Picture: Andrew Hurst

only put 90 runs on the board in their 40 over innings.

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A STUNNING 142 run third wicket partnership has helped set up Carrum for an impressive win over Delacombe Park. Campbell Ak and Jake D’Atri did the damage, each notching up half centuries. Delacombe Park were faced with a target of 200 runs to chase down, and gave it their best shot. They put together a respectable innings, but ended up falling 29 runs short of the win. D’Atri stopped all chance of Delacombe Park snatching the win by cleaning up the tail order. He posted figures of 4/22 to round out a man of the match performance. Hastings had a good day against Rosebud, as they chased down a target of 130 with ease. Luke Hewitt was at his best for Hastings, scoring 71 not out to help Hastings chase down their target with

12 overs to spare and 9 wickets in hand. At Cyril Fox Reserve, Crib Point’s total of 226 proved far too big a task for Seaford Tigers. Matthew Blake was Crib Point’s best with bat in hand, passing his half century. Seaford Tigers started well, and at 0/62 it looked as if they might be a chance of snatching the win. They quickly fell to 4/64, and couldn’t recover from there. Seaford Tigers ended up all out for 142. Mt Martha struggled badly against Dromana on Saturday, setting just 89 runs for their opponents to win. Dromana didn’t do it easy during their run chase, but eventually claimed the win with four wickets in hand.

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FRANKSTON YCW just held on to claim a thrilling win over Tootgarook over the weekend.

The Stonecats made the call to bat first at Tootgarook’s home ground, and started well with a 50 run opening stand. Although they batted well they were a little slow at times. YCW ended up at 7/139 at the end of their 40 over innings. Tootgarook got off to a great start and were in the box seat at 2/106. A tail order collapse put their run chase in jeopardy, and as the wickets started to fall the runs started to dry up too. Tootgarook’s early hard work was undone as they ended up running out of time. They finished 9 runs short of the win at the expiration of their innings. Nick Barfuss claimed the last two wickets of the innings to help the Stonecats scrape over the line. A brilliant innings of 84 from Scott Manders has helped Seaford claim a tight four wicket win over Tyabb. The Yabbies chose to bat first and started well, looking comfortable at 1/95. By the end of their innings Ty-

MT ELIZA proved too good for Mornington on Saturday in their second match for the season. Mornington chose to bat first and despite losing one opener for a duck, did well. They finished at 7/168 after their 40 overs, a respectable total. Mt Eliza had little trouble chasing down their target, and ended up claiming the win with six wickets and ten overs to spare. Opener Tim Clarke and number four batsman Jsutin Grant both passed their half centuries for Mt Eliza to help their side get the win. Chris Brittain’s entertaining century, featuring 7 fours and 7 sixes, helped Baxter claim a win over Flinders. Baxter looked brilliant and ended up at 6/230 at the end of their innings. Flinders worked hard but fell well and truly short at the end of their stint with the bat. They finished at 8/161. Langwarrin easily defended their total of 196 against Baden Powell at Lloyd Park. Tom Hussey’s innings of 82 was the highlight of the day for Langy. Peninsula OB also had a good day, with Sorrento failing in their efforts to chase down a target of 167 to win.

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Loyalty key to Skye’s success SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie LOYALTY is a word that Skye United gaffer Phil McGuinness uses often when discussing his newly promoted senior squad. “To be honest the main reason we’ve come so far is not down to the committee, not down to me and Stephen (Duffy, assistant coach), it’s down to the players and their loyalty,” McGuinness said. “This group is really, really close knit and anything you put in front of them they grab with both hands. “A lot of our success simply comes down to them. “These guys could all get a lot more to play at other clubs but their loyalty and commitment has taken us to where we are.” And right now that is the heady heights of State 2 South-East just a handful of years after teetering on the edge of the State 4 abyss. In some ways Skye is at the crossroads in its evolution despite winning promotion this year. It now finds itself competing against clubs with significantly higher playing budgets and it has to decide how it will deal with that. McGuinness and Duffy plan to meet shortly with the club to discuss this issue, their plans for the pre-season and the club’s aims for 2020. “If the club wants to get bigger and progress then its current policy needs to change,” McGuinness added. At 36 he is one of the youngest senior coaches in State 2 ranks but the sport is in his blood. He comes from a soccer-mad family in Edenderry in County Offaly in Ireland where his father was chairman of the local club and when he arrived in Melbourne in January 2012 it didn’t take him long to get involved with Langwarrin first as a player then as a coach. He coached Langy’s reserves to the 2014 championship then switched to Skye to assist senior coach Billy Armour. He had no intentions of playing but Armour talked him into it and despite his dodgy ankles (that have been operated on nine times) he played the last 15 games of the season and Skye narrowly avoided relegation. The demands of work and a young family forced him to step back from his involvement until Armour phoned last year to tell him that he had left Skye and encouraged him to apply for the vacant coaching position. “I was always going to work with

Promotion celebrations: Skye United senior coach Phil Guinness (centre) is all smiles as he joins players and supporters after the final match of the 2019 season. Picture: Gemma Sliz

Stephen and when I went for the interview at Skye I think they might have had an assistant in mind but I just told them that I had the perfect candidate and asked them to trust me and they did.” That trust was rewarded with this year’s success and although McGuinness is under no illusions about the task facing Skye next season his confidence in his players is unshakeable. “I was extremely happy with the group we finished the season with but at the start of the season we had players who were injured or weren’t even at the club. “I know how hard it will be next year and for us to get promoted we will definitely need to add two or three players to the squad. “But for us to stay in State League 2 and let the club build for a year or two then I think the playing group that’s there at the moment is well able to match a lot of teams in that league.” There may be some departures from the current senior squad but McGuinness expects them to be minimal. “It’s possible that one or two players might hang up the boots or find it hard to keep going due to work commitments but if I lose any players I don’t think it will be to other clubs.”

An important factor in Skye’s 2019 success was the fitness of the senior squad. McGuinness and Duffy drove the players hard during last pre-season and the prevailing view was that this senior squad was the fittest group in the league. But when pre-season starts in November the players can expect to be asked to attain an even higher fitness level. “This pre-season will be harder than the last because I think you have to raise the ante in State 2. “A lot of people talked about the standard of our fitness last season which is a compliment to me and Stephen not that we’re looking for that. “I think we’ll be fitter going into this pre-season than we were last preseason so we’ll be hitting the ground running so to speak. “If any team in State League 2 underestimates us I think they will be in for a shock.” Meanwhile Football Victoria last week announced the restructured NPL junior set-up for season 2020. The junior boys’ NPL will include under-13s, under-14s, under-15s and under-16 teams only. The NPL under12s will now be included in the ex-

isting FV under-12 community competitions and the under-18s join the under-20s as part of the senior NPL set-up. The first 11 games of next NPL junior season will be a pre-qualification phase to grade clubs in what will become a three-league structure. The 48 clubs with junior NPL licences have been placed into four regionalised leagues for the prequalification phase and the Southern Region consists of Bentleigh Greens, Berwick City, Dandenong City, Dandenong Thunder, Gippsland, Glen Eira, Kingston City, Langwarrin, Mornington, Oakleigh Cannons, Peninsula Strikers and Springvale White Eagles. The season starts in early February. In NPL2 news Langwarrin resigned 18-year-old goalkeeper Colby Jones last week. Jones is trialling with A-League newcomer Western United and has signed as understudy to Langy’s senior keeper Fraser Maclaren. Langwarrin still is negotiating with a number of senior players including Callum and Luke Goulding, Jordan Templin and Lucas Portelli. At this stage from the squad that finished last season only David Stir-

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ton, Max Etheridge and Boris Ovcin have left. Last week the Lawton Park outfit had its status in next year’s restructured NPL2 league confirmed by Football Victoria and faces the prospect of competing in arguably the toughest competition in its history. The league consists of Bulleen, Brunswick City, Goulburn Valley, Kingston City, Langwarrin, Manningham United, Moreland City, Moreland Zebras, Northcote City, North Geelong, Pascoe Vale and Werribee City. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers appointed Paul Williams as senior coach last week. This is his third senior appointment after spells at Swinburne and Frankston Pines and he has been involved with Strikers as a junior and reserves coach and senior and reserves player for 10 years. He coached the reserves last season to a second-placed finish. “I’m really excited to be given this opportunity and the first thing on the agenda is to speak to the players both individually and as a group,” Williams said. “Obviously the reserves finished second and there are a few players in that group who I feel if given the chance could step up (to the senior squad). “I’m expecting that eight to 10 players in the senior squad last season will still be involved (next season).” Alex Halikias who coached Strikers under-20s last season will assist Williams while Donn Delaney who coached Langwarrin’s under-15s to the NPL title this year will coach the reserves. In State 3 news one of the worst kept secrets in local soccer circles became official last week when Frankston Pines announced the reappointment of Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor as senior coach. Taylor still has not settled on an assistant but on the playing front is exploring the possibility of trialling three young Japanese players who have all been involved in the youth programs of J-League clubs. The 22-year-old defender, 23-yearold midfielder and 23-year-old forward are all currently involved in the Japanese university competition.


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Seth’s Super Guineas win HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou THE Anthony Freedman-trained Super Seth has steamed home to score one of the narrowest victories in the $2 million Group One Caulfield Guineas on Saturday 12 October. The unbeaten Queenslander Alligator Blood looked home for all money after kicking a few lengths clear in the straight but the Dundeel three-yearold, Super Seth, unleashed a powerful final sprint to rush from near the rear of the field and get up right on the line. Super Seth’s outstanding performance was backed up on the clocked as he ran the sixth-fastest last 200m for the entire meeting with a split of 11.31sec and ran the mile 0.73sec faster than the Godolphin-owned, Flit, in the Group One Thousand Guineas. Part-owner of Super Seth, Jonathan Munz, also had Groundswell, who he bred and part-owns, finish in third place. Both horses are trained by Freedman at Munz’s Pinecliff property in Mount Eliza. Freedman said it’s taken a fair bit of work to get Super Seth to where he is now. “It doesn’t come naturally to him, he’s a bit goofy and does a few things wrong,” he said. “I wasn’t convinced he’d run a mile to be honest so we thought he may end up back at the Coolmore (Stud Stakes) but the target was always to try and win a stallion race with him. “He had a good two-year-old prep and he came back well but he needed to lift to win today and I think obvi-

Super finish: The Anthony Freedmantrained Super Seth (outside) narrowly defeats Alligator Blood in the $2 million Group One Caulfield Guineas. Picture: Supplied

ously the winkers did that today.” The win provided jockey Mark Zahra with back-to-back Group One victories after taking out the Group One Caulfield Stakes (2000m) aboard the Lindsay Park-trained Cape of Good

Hope in the race prior. “When I finally got him to balance and level out, he really let rip,” Zahra said of Super Seth. “He’ll get even further I think, it’s just great because I’ve had a bit to do

with him and I know a few of the owners. It’s great to see the plan all come together, he’s still learning, but the sky’s the limit.” Munz and Freedman also combined with the three-year-old filly, South-

bank, to place third by a head in the Group One Thousand Guineas. As for Super Seth’s future, Freedman said he’ll likely go for a break and will concentrate on returning for the Autumn.

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