Mornington News 25th June 2024

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Solar control fabrics for commercial and residential buildings

Shades of Australia is your local independent window furnishing specialist. They can assist you in selecting only the best products for your home. They are also the accredited Verosol Specialist Dealer on the Mornington Peninsula.

Verosol invented the process to metallise fabrics, a technology that is still unique today creating a range called Silverscreen.

In addition to their full range of blockout and sheer curtains, they also offer metallised curtain textiles. They are highperformance window coverings providing extensive control over light, glare, privacy, and thermal comfort, whilst draping to elegant effect and creating uniform facades.

To achieve their outstanding reflectance performance, an ultra-thin layer of aluminium is applied to one side of the curtain textile. The advanced technical backing effectively reflects sunlight to keep an interior cool in the summer and as an insulating layer in the winter to keep warmth in. This gives the potential to reduce heating and cooling costs, and CO2 emissions.

These metallised textiles are ideal for offices and commercial spaces, by providing control over light and glare, whilst supporting daytime privacy. They are also fire-retardant.

Their range of metallised textiles are the perfect solution for spaces with a lot of windows, where it can get uncomfortably hot in summer. Sunlight enters through the windows and the indoor temperature quickly rises. The reflective layer on the metallised textiles blocks solar radiation and prevents heat buildup, keeping the interior pleasantly cool – even in summer. When it is cold outside, a lot of heat is lost through windows, even in modern buildings. The range of metallised textiles act as an extra layer of insulation and emits little heat. The aluminium layer that reflects sunlight in summer, keeps the warmth in during winter. Call 03 5975 9366 or email to arrange your free in-home consultation where they bring their range to you. Or visit them in their Mornington Showroom to see their working displays.

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Everything you need at great prices

Baby Goods Mornington are located in the Mornington Village Shopping Centre, 241 Main St, Mornington. They stock well respected brands such as Bonds, Marquise, Huxbaby, Rainkoat, Korango and Snuggle Hunny in the clothing field.

Their feeding range is one of the most compehensive in a baby store in Victoria and includes well known brands such as Medela, Pigeon, Grow, B.Box, Re Play, EzPz and is constantly growing with newer brands such as Subo & Sepal. If you are looking for anything for the baby or even a gift, they can certainly help you.

Their prices are very competitive and they offer regular specials and special offers. Their staff have a wide range of knowledge and many years’ experience in the industry. They are constantly updating their product range and our knowledge to be able to give you friendly, honest advice and service.

Call in to our either of their two stores located in the Village Shopping Centre and have a browse around – they look forward to seeing you!

Shop 107 Mornington Village Shopping Centre, 241 Main St Mornington 03 5977 0966 | 0417 039 677

Hollywood smiles made locally at Denture Point

Are you missing a tooth and looking for a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing solution?

Say goodbye to traditional methods and hello to modern dental technology with our flexible Valplast dentures, crafted using state-of-the-art oral scanners and digital dentistry!

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Flexibility and Comfort: Valplast dentures are made from a flexible resin that adapts to the natural movements of your mouth, providing a secure and comfortable fit.

Aesthetic Appeal: The translucent material blends seamlessly with your natural gum tissue, offering a more natural-looking solution compared to traditional dentures.

Durability: Valplast dentures are known for their strength and longevity, making them a cost-effective investment in your dental health.

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Precision Fit: Our cutting-edge oral scanners capture detailed 3D images of your mouth, ensuring your dentures are perfectly customized for a precise and comfortable fit.

Efficiency: Digital impressions eliminate the need for messy molds, reducing the time you spend in the dentist’s chair and speeding up the entire process.

Enhanced Results: The digital design process allows for better accuracy and aesthetic outcomes, giving you a smile that looks and feels natural.


1. Consultation: Schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team at to discuss your needs and options.

2. Scanning: Using the latest oral scanner technology, we take a quick and comfortable digital impression of your mouth. No more gagging!

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advanced software to design your Valplast dentures with precision and ultimate fit.

4. Fabrication: Your custom dentures are crafted with care, ensuring a perfect fit and beautiful appearance. Your new smile is designed for you a week later.

5. Fitting: Enjoy your new smile with dentures that are comfortable, durable, and naturally appealing. Don’t let a

missing tooth hold you back from smiling confidently.

Embrace the future of dental care with flexible Valplast dentures and the precision of digital dentistry. Contact us today!

Call us at 0400 919 513 or visit our website at to book your consultation and take the first step towards a flawless, natural-looking smile!

Pictured: Maggie, a dental prosthetist at DenturePoint. photo: supplied

Eye care and fashion combined

The team at Main Street Eyecare love being at the cutting edge of eyewear, design and fashion.

New spectacles are a great accessory, adding colour and style to your everyday look and outfit. Owner of Main Street Eye Care, Kay Tyrie, says that spectacles are akin to a new bag or shoes; the finishing touch to a stunning outfit.

Eyewear is certainly as individual as you are, and when you step into the store you will be greeted by the latest bespoke spectacles by Adelaide designer, Roger Henley. Roger has been a spectacle maker for many years and has vast experience designing and sourcing new materials.

“We like to offer a wide variety of exciting as well as classic options, with looks to suit any occasion,” explains Kay. “That’s why you’ll also find breathtaking designs from Sabine Be, Oliver Goldsmith, Kirk & Kirk, Maui Jim, Silhouette, and many more.

We also stock a large range of children’s eyewear, which are beautiful colorful printed spectacles for teens and younger ages.

At Main Street Eyecare, we use only the best quality Australian and European made frames and the latest technology in lenses, ensuring you have the most perfect pair of spectacles for your vision, lifestyle and look.”

Kay says while eye wear can be a stunning accessory, it is also vitally important to maintain eye health. “Regardless of age and physical health, regular eye tests are of vital importance. Eye tests with our

experienced optometrists, whether you are long or short sighted, prevent tired eyes and headaches that are caused by poor vision or eye disease.

A regular eye health check can also detect high blood pressure and diabetes as well as common eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, conditions that can be managed with early detection. Just as general checkups by your doctor are a part of a good health regime, so are regular eye tests by an optometrist.”

After owning and managing the business for 23 years, combined with experience in the optical industry for over 45 years, Kay Tyrie has a passion for eyewear and eye health, and ensures her staff also have a dedication to customer service and patient care.

In 2023, Main Street Eyecare established a new permanent position in Barkly Street with an updated space.

Working beside Kay in this new location is Sylvia, a veteran of the industry with 40 years experience, who has worked for 20 years in the area with a dedicated following, and is passionate about eyecare and eyewear.

“Everyone who walks into the practice is amazed by the choice and variety that is available in store, and the caring and professional service they receive,” says Kay. “Boasting the best selection of frames on the peninsula, which our customers love to rave about, we also offer the latest in lens technology, enabling you not only to look your best but also to achieve the best possible vision. Nothing thrills us more

than to fit someone with a great new look and see them walk away delighted with the makeover and improved vision.

It never ceases to excite me when you put a pair of spectacles on someone and see the look of joy on their face. It makes our

job so worthwhile and an inspiration to do this daily.”

Main Street Eyecare is at 7/68 Barkly Street, Mornington. Phone 5975 3235

Eyewear As Individual As You Are

Paul Taylor Roger Henley

Oliver Goldsmith

Sabine Be Kirk & Kirk handmade to order

Pictured: Main Street Eyecare’s Sylvia and Kay. photo: Yanni

Self storage as local as you can get

When people outgrow their homes, they move. And when people look for the best storage facilities Melbourne has to offer, they come to Moor Room.

From humble beginnings in Mornington, 23 years ago, our success has allowed us to expand and satisfy more than 3000 Melbournians – our reputation is second to none.

Time in the industry has allowed Moor Room to gain the essential knowledge and experience to become experts in the field. We believe in both quality and quantity. Quality in delivering the highest standard of customer service, along with a large quantity of state-of-the-art storage facilities. We know just how important personal and business goods are, so you can rest assured knowing everything you leave with us will remain safe and secure for the entirety of their stay.

Moor Room are proudly local, self storage experts, with owners and staff living in Mornington and Mt Martha; two staff members have been here for more than 15 years each! We are a purpose built facility, not a renovated factory, with 113 new units coming soon. Friendly and experienced staff are here to help make your storage experience simple and pleasant.

Moor Room provides:

• A shop with boxes and all things needed to move and store at a great price

• The best located Self Storage facility in Mornington; located on Nepean Hwy

• 24 hour access at no extra cost

• Units from as small as 4 cubic meters to 65 cubic meters and everything in between

• Ground floor or level 1 with 2 large goods lifts

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Stay active this winter at PARC

Now that winter is well and truly upon us, it can be harder to find the motivation needed to keep up with routines. In those moments when you’re struggling to leave your warm, cosy home, remembering your health and wellbeing goals and what it is you are working towards can go a long way to keeping you focused, motivated and consistent.

Help and inspiration is at hand thanks to the ream Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) in Frankston. This year, we are asking the community what motivates them in creating healthy habits and routines by completing this sentence – My Purpose is…

Having your reason or your goal for being healthy front of mind is one of the best ways to get motivated, and it could be anything! Everyone’s purpose is personal. Whether you’re training for a marathon, wanting to increase your fitness, rehabbing an injury, or simply wanting to get more movement in so you feel good, your Purpose will help you this winter.   PARC is the Peninsula’s premier aquatic and recreation facility, renowned for its award-winning health club, aquatic spaces, and supportive community. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and purpose, especially during the winter months. Here are four tips to help you create a healthy routine this winter:

Tips to help you stay active from your local Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre Team:

Find your People – Having a workout buddy can make your exercise more enjoyable as well help you be accountable. Pair up with a friend or family member and plan your gym visits or morning walks at the same time. Having a friend on with similar goals means you can both support and motivate each other.

Find Your Purpose and set achievable goals - Setting realistic and attainable health goals can provide motivation, helping you to stay on track. Set-short term goals to focus on, while aiming for bigger milestones for you to work towards. Be sure to track your progress so you can see your improvements over time.   Create a consistent schedule –

Consistency is important when creating a healthy routine. By planning out an exercise schedule in your week, that is manageable with all your other commitments like work or children, you are ensuring you have set aside time to prioritise yourself and your health. Choose days and time that you know will work best for you and treat them as important appointments.

Enjoy variety to keep things interesting – Variety can help keep your workouts exciting and prevent burnout. Incorporating different types of exercises also ensures you are working out different muscle groups. Try new classes or take advantage of the different services and amenities that can enhance your overall wellbeing, such enjoying a mindful Yoga class or recovering

in a Sauna or Steam room.   Stay active and enjoy the journey

Incorporating these tips into your weekly routine can help you stay active and make your movement more enjoyable and effective. Remember, the goal is to create a sustainable habit that keeps you motivated and engaged, no matter the season.

Whatever your Purpose is, PARC has something for everyone to help you get active on your health and wellbeing

journey. We love supporting our local community to live healthy, happy lives.

To visit PARC or for information about memberships, please visit

Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre is at 16N Cranbourne Rd, Frankston. Phone: 9781 8448.    W:    FB: parcfrankston    INSTA: parcfrankston

Breast cancer patient finds safe space at The Bays

With a family history of breast cancer, Mornington resident and mother of two, Samantha Dickason was vigilant about checking her breasts for lumps. So she was shocked to be diagnosed with grade 3 breast cancer in December last year.

On the day she was due to get her routine breast screening, Sam found a lump like a hard pea and quickly made an appointment with her GP, who sent her for a mammogram, ultrasound and a biopsy. After the biopsy showed it was breast cancer, Sam’s GP immediately referred her to breast surgeon, Dr Belinda Brown at The Bays, to have the tumour removed in December.

“I spent 4 nights in hospital at The Bays and the nurses and staff were just amazing, as was Belinda – she came and visited me every day after surgery.”

“Two weeks after surgery I was told that it was grade 3 cancer so Belinda and my oncologist, Zee Wan Wong agreed that I needed both chemotherapy and radiation therapy.”

Thankfully Sam also had the support of McGrath Breast Care Nurses - Giselle, Rachel and Jo - who are based at The Bays, to guide her through this difficult time.

“During treatment, The Bays became my safe space as I saw the familiar faces of my incredible oncology nurses, the McGrath Breast Care Nurses, my oncologist and surgeon. I knew the building and parking was easy! These

sound like little things, but they greatly reduced the stress.”

“Because The Bays doesn’t yet provide radiation therapy, I had to travel to Frankston for this treatment and it was daunting and terrifying. It was also exhausting driving to and from Frankston every day for 15 days, and I was already fatigued from chemo treatment.”

“I would have loved to have had my radiation treatment at The Bays where I felt so comfortable. The new Cancer Care Centre that’s being built will be wonderful for cancer patients, to help them remain in that safe space.”

The need for advanced and comprehensive cancer care on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas is predicted to increase well beyond what the region can currently provide.

In the 2021 census, 4.7% of Mornington Peninsula residents listed cancer as a long-term health condition. This is considerably higher than the Victorian and Australian reported figures of 2.8% and 2.9% respectively.

By 2032 it is anticipated that almost 30,000 local residents will require treatment for cancer or a haematological diagnosis.*

While The Bays Cancer Care Centre is on schedule for completion this August, more funding is required to achieve the fit-out.

A welcome portion of Federal Government funding for the Cancer Care Centre will help deliver Stage 1, the opening of the ground level in early 2025, but a considerable shortfall remains.

As an independent, not-for-profit hospital,

The Bays now need both community and philanthropic support to help complete this vital first stage of the project, and support those experiencing cancer, like Samantha.

*Hardes and Associates – commissioned report 2019.

The Bays Hospital is at 262 Main St, Mornington. Phone 5975 2009

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Pictured: Samantha Dickason and oncology nurses. photo: supplied

String skills hit the right note

FOR those who remember the enigmatic Tiny Tim, the ukulele has always been a quirky yet appealing instrument to entertain and amuse.

But recent generations are now rediscovering the joys of ukulele playing, and communities across Australia are embracing the instrument as an entry into musical skill.

Mornington Peninsula residents have been experiencing the fun and flexibility of playing the four-stringed instrument, with Mornington Community House offering free lessons over four weeks until 3 July.

Led by Sally Carter, the inclusive program provides a welcoming space for people to embrace new skills and forge meaningful connections.

Carter said participants had discovered the ease of ukulele playing, and some had expressed interest in building on their newfound string skills to try other instruments.

“It’s easy to play so it gives a great introduction to a stringed instrument,” she said.

Crisis-hit club appoints new committee

Brodie Cowburn

A NEW committee was appointed to administer the Mt Eliza Junior Football Club last week.

Eight Mt Eliza JFC committee members resigned earlier this year, and the process undertaken to replace them has put the club in the firing line. Last month the Frankston and District Junior Football League banned the club from hosting home games and publicly stated that the club was not compliant with its own constitution (“Kids kicked out of home ground”

The News 28/5/2024).

A special general meeting was held on 19 June to address the club’s issues.

The outcome of the meeting was the appointment of a new Mt Eliza JFC committee - The News understands seven people chosen to serve on the MEJFC committee earlier this year were formally appointed to the new committee. An investigation into alleged breaches of club policy was also agreed to last week.

Two items were on the agenda at the meeting - the first was a “motion of no confidence” to “remove the existing committee and elect a new executive and general committee”.

Mark McCudden has been appointed the new club president. In a statement to club members he said “I am honoured to have been appointed to lead this committee and excited to harness the enormous passion and goodwill that exists among our families. You are the cornerstone of our proud club, and your continued support cannot be overstated.”

“Our immediate focus is to have the structure and processes in place that meet the FDJFL’s expectations to enable us to stage home games as quickly as possible. Over the past few weeks, everyone’s patience has been tested so we want to have this in place

as soon as we can. The FDJFL said last night that an indicative return date on home games is the weekend after this one, Sunday 30 June. The first major step in this happening was to elect a committee that was deemed constitutional. That has been achieved,” he said. “The second resolution passed last night was for an investigation into any possible breaches of the club’s constitution, policies or code of conduct. We recognise that this needs to be undertaken independently, professionally, thoroughly and above all, sensitively and respectfully to everyone involved.”

In a statement released before last

week’s special meeting, the FDJFL stated that it believed that the committee appointed earlier this year was “unable to function constitutionally.”

The new committee members at Mt Eliza JFC are: Mark McCudden, David Hill, Andrew Killingsworth, Eivion Bowen, Casey Wells, Alison Swendrowski, Caroline Grima, Christie Demarchi, Greg Woods, Jeremy Rae, Kyle Burton, Max Griffin, Penny Swan, and Sarah McMillan.

Around 200 parents from the Mt Eliza JFC attended the SGM last Wednesday.


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‘Superfood’ seaweed business with grand visions

THREE environmentally aware entrepreneurs with a shared vision are quietly spearheading an innovative ‘superfood’ business that is taking the culinary world by storm.

Mornington Peninsula‐born entrepreneur Cameron Hines, who co launched his first business Mountain Goat Brewery in 1997 while in his 20s, started Southern Seagreens with his partners in 2022 with the grand vision of seeing seaweed products become a staple of every Australian pantry, and potentially feeding the world.

The fledgling Dromana‐based business is just two years in, but its seaweed products are already being incorporated into the dishes of some of the best chefs in Victoria, including the team at Stokehouse St Kilda, Vue de monde, Barragunda in Cape Schanck, Alba Thermal Springs and Spa, and Laura at Point Leo Estate.

Hines, who was based in the city with his previous business, said returning to the peninsula with an enterprise that was “net zero impact” and met all of his sustainability objectives, started with a Tim Flannery documentary.

“After watching this Flannery documentary on climate change, I was impressed with kelp as an environmentally friendly alternative to food production, and with seaweed’s ability to ‘mop’ up carbon,” Hines said.

“In a climate change world, we have to look at smarter ways of feeding

people. Seaweed also meets a lot of other sustainability goals…it’s a high value, high protein food, yet doesn’t need arable land, pesticides or fertilisers, and doesn’t require fresh water.”

Hines said seaweed had long been recognised as a superfood in Asia, and is packed with vitamins and minerals, including iodine, magnesium, iron, calcium, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K.

“And the Mornington Peninsula is an ideal place for growing it, because

kelp loves the nutrient rich water that flows in from Bass Strait,” Hines said. The documentary planted a seed that grew, and after more than a year of research, Hines and business partners Bert Cross, also the company’s diver, and scientist Dr Rob Brimblecombe, received a Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Climate Action Grant to set up a kelp nursery in Dromana to cultivate native kelp from spores in sterile, thermostatically controlled tanks.

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Seeing solutions: Bert Cross and Cam Hines checking out the produce.

Picture: Yanni

Once the kelp has established on ‘spools’, it is moved to their aquaculture lease at Flinders, where it is suspended in the sea for around six months from buoys until mature.

Another side to Hines’ business is the removal and processing of pest seaweed Undaria, which was brought into Australian water decades ago through ship bilge water and has spread rapidly.

Listed as an ‘Australian Priority Marine Pest’, it is problematic to the Port

Phillip marine environment because it forms dense forests that exclude and shade out other native species.

“But we remove it from the bay, which helps to re-establish native kelp populations that have been under pressure from invasive sea urchins and increasing water temperatures, and process it into edible wakame, which is packed with flavour and goodness,” Hines said.

“And because of the way we use dehumidifiers to gently dry our seaweeds, rather than high heat, chefs who use our wakame tell us it has much more flavour than others that are imported.”

Hines said innovative chefs have embraced seaweed in their dishes, using the complexity of flavours to create dishes such as seaweed butter, kelp-based salads and sauces, and even sweet dishes.

“Seaweeds absorb a mix of organic compounds from seawater, which contribute to its distinctive umami taste. It’s the fifth flavour element that’s a savoury taste triggered by a naturally occurring amino acid called glutamate,” he said.

There are plans to export and expand into other states, but for the moment, the trio are enjoying their local success and ensuring they refine and expand their products to suit consumer needs.

“Yes, exporting is something we will look at down the track, but we’ve got lots more to learn before we get to that stage.”

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Telling the real stories of peninsula people

DREAMHOUSE Theatre Company will be presenting “Story People”,the popular intergenerational story sharing event and verbatim performance that celebrates the voices and creative spirit of people living and working on the Mornington Peninsula.

Through story sharing morning teas, text messages, face to face chats, voice memos, and informal interviews, “Story People” gathers tales of the ordinary and extraordinary.

“There is something very powerful about the act of storytelling when stories from lived experiences are transformed into theatre. Perhaps it connects us to the age old oral tradition of storytelling; which is familiar yet captivating. Each year the response from community is quite profound”, says Carole Patullo, cocreator and performer.

“This year we are really excited to have held morning tea story sharing and performed readingevents at several retirement and aged care facilities, which has been a truly enriching development in the project. We are very grateful for support from Mornington Peninsula Shire.

This year’s event “Story People: Something Special” invites people of all cultures and abilities to safely share personal stories and experiences of something special: a special object, memory, relationship, place, or time.

On Saturday 29 June, the wellloved morning tea “Story Sharing” will be held for up to 25 femaleidentifying participants. Immediately afterwards, theatre makers Carole Patullo and Jane Bayly will transcribe and edit the stories and interweave them with a range of stories gathered

from the earlier processes.

Then on 30 June, the very next day, “Story People: Something Special” will be the performed reading for the general public.

The intergenerational cast includes young Dreamhouse ensemble members, professional actors and community members. The audience is invited to stay for a post-show forum with the creative team and story contributors, to share responses, ask questions and offer reflections.

“Story People:Something Special” Dromana Community Hall, 2A Verdon Street, Dromana. Sunday 30 June 5pm – 7pm Pay as you can via trybooking or at the door. www.

Free for First Nations people and those experiencing hardship.

Fast food franchise still a hot topic

AROUND 150 community members packed a public meeting in Dromana on Thursday (20 June) to hear the latest on the proposed redevelopment of the BP in Safety Beach into a 24‐hour fast food/petrol complex.

Much of the concerns centred on potential waste from the restaurant, which will be just metres from the foreshore, and the dangers of increased traffic and congestion.

Despite the large turnout, which included Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors Antonella Celi and mayor Simon Brooks, it’s believed notices advising residents of the night meeting were not received by many households until the day of the meeting.

Once underway, the at times unruly meeting heard residents’ concerns that traffic flow was already problematic in the busy area, and that not enough consideration had been given to mitigate the dangers of turning in and out of the Marine Drive and Nepean Highway corner allotment.

Chaired by development services manager David Simon and planning services team leader Daniel Balkin, the meeting heard that council could not confirm who the fast food tenant would be, and as it was irrelevant to the application process.

In terms of poor driver behaviour

and potential litter, the council officers said the planning department had little control over ‘human behaviour’ once the complex was completed.

Changes to the original application knocked back in 2021 included reducing the restaurant seating from 86 to 59, and the number of bowsers from eight to six. Signage will also be installed to stop vehicles from turning right

onto Marine Parade.

Additional new conditions required by the Department of Transport and Planning include banning vehicles more than six metres in length from turning tight into Nepean Highway, and the installation of a pedestrian crossing across Marine Parade.

A report will be tabled at a council meeting prior to the caretaker period commencing for the upcom-

ing council elections. Cr Brooks said the community feedback received would be considered in councils’ deliberations. If the permit application is approved at a future council meeting, objectors have 28 days to lodge an appeal and the applicants have 6 0 days to appeal conditions. If the application is refused the applicant has 60 days to lodge an appeal.

Spirited debate: There were tense moments during Thursday’s community meeting on the proposed redevelopment of the Safety Beach/Dromana BP, with residents concerned about traffic congestion, waste and noise. Picture: Yanni

Toxic gas scare at Yawa causes evacuation

AROUND 250 people were evacuated from Yawa swim centre in Rosebud on Thursday (20 June) afternoon after alarms were triggered by a false reading of toxic fumes.

The Carbons dioxide (CO2) alarms were triggered at the pool at around 4.45pm, with the management team then setting off the main emergency evacuation alarms.

The centre and pool were immediately evacuated and patrons ‐ some still in swim wear ‐ waited outside wrapped in thermal blankets as emergency services checked the alarm system. No CO2 was detected

by the firefighter team, but the centre remained closed for the night.

A joint statement from Belgravia Leisure and the Mornington Peninsula Shire said BOC Gas had serviced the CO2 tanks earlier that day, which led to the sensors being invertedly triggered in the afternoon.

“As the safety of members and staff is paramount, the decision was made to close the centre until BOC had attended to confirm the cause of the alarm, however at no point was there any risk to the public,” the statement read.

The CO2 sensors were recalibrated later that night and Yawa opened at 6am on Friday morning with operations as normal.”

“The closure was communicated through the Yawa website, social media posts, SMS alerts, updated phone messages and signs around the centre. All staff acted quickly and we thank them for all of their efforts and for communicating with patrons, making them feel safe.”

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Evacuated: Emergency services helped evacuate Yawa patrons, including children like Carlotta, 12, who were in the middle of swimming lessons, after a toxic gas scare. Pictures: Supplied

Friends’ group cleans up

FRIDAY 14 June was a spectacular winter’s day at the foreshore reserve in Mount Eliza, with the volunteers of the Mount Eliza Friends Green Group coming together to do their bit for the environment.

The focus of the day was to weed out panic veldt, bridal creeper and buffalo grass, and volunteers stayed on the task while enjoying the spec-

tacular marine life of the area.

The group was delighted to see a squadron of pelicans, and as they worked they also saw a family of dolphins pass by.

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Fundraiser to help save native species

THE Western Port Biosphere Foundation and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park are seeking public support for a three-year joint project to ensure healthier and more resilient wildlife populations.

The two organisations aim to build a network of naturelinks, or wildlife corridors, within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The links will provide safe pathways for native animals through and between significant areas of native ecosystems, and will build on the work done by the Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation group, and the Mornington Peninsula, Western Port and Bass Coast Landcare Networks and other Landcare and Friends groups, as well as councils.

Naturelinks help native flora and fauna to maintain more diverse and healthy gene pools and reduce the risk of animal injury and death from navigating human infrastructure and activities like roads.

The project will turn important genetic research on local koala populations conducted over the past year by the Biosphere Foundation’s Kelly Smith, who will play an integral role in ensuring her findings translate into effective prioritisation and planning for the naturelink developments.

Western Port Biosphere CEO Mel Barker said the collaboration with Moonlit Sanctuary was an exciting new phase in the partnership, which began with contributions from the Biosphere Foundation to Moonlit Sanctuary’s successful program to save the Orange Bellied Parrot.

“As science-based organisations, we are committed to ensuring

Pristine: UNESCO recently reconfirmed Western Port Biosphere’s status as south-eastern Australia’s only member of its international network of 748 biospheres.

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our research translates into tangible outcomes for the maintenance of biodiversity and the restoration of healthy habitat and the populations of native animals it supports,” she said.

“While we have some core funding, public donations through our ‘Join the Dots for Nature’ campaign will enable us to construct a more extended network of naturelinks.”

Moonlit Sanctuary’s founder and director Michael Johnson said the science for saving species was well developed and being proven by projects already under way, such as the steady recovery of threatened Orange Bellied Parrot populations.

“This type of project requires long-term vision and commitment, including community support. This can be financial, but also take the form of informed selection of plants and habitat development in our own backyards,” he said.

“Everyone can own and contribute to naturelinks in their own way,

which is what makes this a truly grass roots community effort.”

The Western Port Biosphere includes the whole of the Mornington Peninsula and overlaps the cities of Frankston and Casey, the shires of Cardinia and Bass Coast, as well as the entire Western Port marine zone, including French Island, Phillip Island and internationally acclaimed Ramsar wetlands.

Ultimately, this and other partnerships with local Landcare Victoria divisions, aim to establish a naturelinks’ network connecting the entire Biosphere Reserve.

The Mornington Peninsula and the Western Port Biosphere Reserve are part of a global UNESCO network, connected to 738 Biosphere Reserves across 134 countries. The Biosphere Reserve is one of only five in Australia, and the only one in south-eastern Australia.

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Cliffhanger: As volunteers cleaned up invasive weeds they enjoyed spectacular views at the Mount Eliza foreshore reserve. Picture: Sue Chan


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Paraglider gets a hand

A PARAGLIDER had to be rescued from a cliff at Lindon Bridge in Portsea on Saturday, and was brought to safety without incident thanks to a multi effort by emergency services.

Sorrento fire brigade was paged just after 4pm about a paraglider stuck on a cliff, but the drama quickly became a multi‐agency event as CFA,

Fire Rescue Victoria, Ambulance Victoria and Victoria Police were all involved to ensure the best outcome for the patient in the quickly fading daylight.

The paraglider was able to be airlifted into the HEMS air ambulance and brought to safety with no life threatening injuries.

New owner for Hastings aged care beds

THE new head of The Bays aged care in Hastings has predicted aged care bed numbers to be boosted and services enhanced as the business continues to “save regional residential aged care homes from closure”.

The 90-bed aged care facility in Hastings has become Apollo’s second aged care home in Victoria, adding to its stable of six aged care facilities in NSW and four in Queensland.

The facility is still badged as The Bays, with CEO Stephen Becsi recently telling the media Apollo Care that retaining the name would mini-

mise the impact on residents, staff and families. It is believed the sale is another cost saving measure for the Mornington based The Bays hospital, which recently closed its intensive care unit and prompted staff fears of job losses and a reduction in patient care.

In relation to the ICU downgrade, the hospital’s CEO Jane Phelan said “the health care environment” was experiencing significant challenges and all hospitals were required to review their services and make decisions based on demand.

Paying tribute to a dedicated Toastmaster

THEY say that public speaking is the number one most common fear in the world, even more than death, but Mornington Peninsula Toastmasters is doing its best to help people jump that hurdle.

As a volunteer organisation dedicated to developing public speaking and leadership skills, Mornington Peninsula Toastmasters’ continuation would not be possible without its members, and on 13 June 2024, club member Sue Macdonald was recognised for 20 years of commitment to the organisation.

Macdonald was thanked for being a generous contributor to the life of the club, including as immediate past president and this year continuing to serve as an executive committee member.

MP Toastmasters secretary Lauren Howard said the night of celebration saw the visit of Toastmaster members from across Melbourne, keen to congratulate and thank Macdonald for her “steady and admirable” commitment.

Celebration: Club president Rick Stuart presents Sue Macdonald with a certificate and gifts commemorating her 20th anniversary with Toastmasters. Picture: Supplied

“Many recent members paid tribute to the welcoming and kind nature that Sue exuded upon meeting, reflecting that her professionalism and warmth signalled the value and benefit of the club that they were joining,” she said.

“One former club officer attributed Mornington Peninsula club’s current success to Sue’s hard-work and wise counsel through a turbulent time during the club’s history, and people thanked her for her input into their personal development through mentorship and friendship, while also paying tribute to her broader accomplishments, including facilitating a youth leadership program.”

The theme of the meeting on the night was ‘dedication’ – so named to honour someone who had dedicated 20 years of her life to developing

the goals of individuals within Toastmasters. In response to the high praise, Macdonald said Mornington Peninsula Toastmasters had done “from strength to strength”, with enthusiastic new committee members and a fantastic cohort of new members.

“I hope you all get as much out of your Toastmasters journey as I have,” she said.

Mornington Peninsula Toastmasters is a welcoming club for developing public speaking and leadership skills. All are welcome to attend their meetings every second and fourth Thursday of the month at Mornington Community House (3/91 Wilsons Rd, Mornington VIC 3931). If interested, email

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Airlift: A paraglider had a lucky escape when he hit trouble while gliding around Portsea on Saturday. Picture: Supplied

Thinking ahead to stop graffiti

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Councill will ramp up efforts to stem graffiti vandalism, as unsightly tagging continues to deface public and private buildings across the peninsula.

At the end of July, the council will host a graffiti management workshop with stakeholders to identify graffiti issues across the peninsula and discuss mitigating graffiti through creative programs.

A council spokesperson said graffiti was already “promptly” removed on shire assets, and the council actively encouraged graffiti to be removed from non-shire assets as soon as possible.

For graffiti on non-shire assets the council recommends reporting it to the police, or when on public utilities (for example power poles) it can be reported to the relevant utility owner.

Since 2020 the council has launched partnerships with NBN Co, local Aboriginal organisations, and artists to offer creative opportunities to combat graffiti, with research suggesting that public art prevents ongoing graffiti, strengthen community pride, engages young people and improves public places.

Several murals in known hot spots at Rosebud, Mornington and Somerville have helped keep the graffiti at bay, and Warner Youth Education is addressing graffiti prevention in

schools thanks to a state government grant.

This year, in May, the council wrote to NBN Co. Ltd, VicRoads, Melbourne Water, Telstra, United Energy, South East Water, Parks Vic and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, about increasing graffiti and vandalism of public assets where the shire is not the responsible authority.

“We are seeking to engage with these authorities to ensure that graffiti

of assets under their control is rectified as soon as practicable,” a council spokesperson said.

At one point, Mornington Peninsula was Victoria’s graffiti capital, followed by Melbourne, Kingston, Darebin and Ballarat, according to 2017 Crime Statistics Agency data, despite the offence attracting maximum fines of more than $38,000 and up to two years imprisonment.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said it worked with council and businesses

Eyesore: Communities are getting sick of the mindless and costly defacing of public and private property by graffiti vandals, like this public building in Barber Reserve, Somerville. Picture: Supplied

to investigate all instances of criminal damage, graffiti, or vandalism.

“It is not only an extremely frustrating crime for local businesses, residents and the public transport network and its commuters, but graffitiing in dangerous locations such as around the rail network or high locations can also result in horrific injuries,” the spokesperson told The News

“Police see graffiti as a gateway crime to much more serious offending, with young people becoming more embedded in a culture of crime leading to further anti-social behaviours.

“This is why police do everything possible to target vandals early.”

Victoria Police encourages members of the community to report any instances of graffiti vandalism to their property via the Police Assistance Line on 131 444 or visit police.vic.

Anyone who witnesses a crime or has information which may assist in an investigation can also contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or

A MAN is wanted over a sexual assault on a Frankston-bound bus in Scoresby.

The assault took place on the 901 bus at around 3.40pm on 29 April. The man police want to speak to got off the bus at Dandenong Train Station.

In a statement, Victoria Police said the man is “perceived to be Indian sub-continental in appearance, of medium build with dark hair”. They have released an image (above) of the man they wish to speak to - anyone who recognises him can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at

New pavilion complete

THE completion of the new pavilion at Lloyd Park in Langwarrin was celebrated at a function last week.

The new two-storey pavilion has been officially opened. The $6.5 million project features four changerooms, an umpires’ rooms, toilets, first aid rooms, a canteen, a lift, a kitchen, and new car parking.

Frankston Council and the federal government each put money towards the project - council spent $3.5 million and the federal government spent $3 million.

The original pavilion was 50-yearsold. The upgrade was announced in 2021, and was completed this year after a delay caused by the collapse of the Lloyd Group construction company (“Delayed work on major projects begins” The News 8/6/2023).

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‘Coalition’ call to pressure state for hospital upgrade

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councillor is calling for “stakeholders” to band together is an effort to ensure government guarantees for the upgrade of Rosebud Hospital.

Cr David Gill’s call comes in the wake of Health Ministers Mary‐Anne Thomas’s recent comments about the potential for hospital mergers across Victoria.

Many regional hospitals are believed to be the target of strict government cost cutting measures, but smaller hospitals such as Rosebud could also be at risk of being targeted.

Thomas has told Victorian health boards that no more money will be provided to health services other than what was allocated in the May budget.

Gill will move a motion at today’s council meeting (19 June) calling for a stakeholders’ coalition to “protect and enhance the future of the Rosebud Hospital from government cutbacks or closure”.

He has previously said that the distance to Frankston Hospital for southern peninsula residents is the main

reason to keep Rosebud Hospital open as a well-resourced health service and not just a triage service facility.

The council has also called on the state government to invest in Rosebud Hospital to reduce wait times and improve patient outcomes and extend the Frankston Medical Research and Education precinct to Rosebud.

The moves would provide local jobs and specialist services to the peninsula.

A report by the shire’s advocacy manager Randal Mathieson and acting director community strengthening Chris Munro stated the council did not “have the capacity to add another priority and coordinate a community campaign” after having already adopted its advocacy priorities for 2024: Port of Hastings (surplus land), recycled water, and housing/homelessness.

“Acknowledging Peninsula Health as the lead agency in this matter, we believe an appropriate next step is to arrange a meeting with Peninsula Health to get an update on the current situation and discuss how we can continue to help them with their advocacy efforts for the redevelopment of the Rosebud Hospital,” the report stated.

Open day for airshow giveaway

IT was a blazing hot day on 10 March this year when over 9000 gathered at Peninsula Aero Club for the Tyabb Airshow 2024.

The event was a huge success, highlighting the involvement of Peninsula Aero Club, its members, visiting pilots, and volunteers contributing to the local community, and greater Mornington Peninsula area.

On Saturday 22 June, a chilly winter’s day, people gathered to see that benefit come to fruition with the money raised at the event presented to various charities.

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The open day had plenty of planes on display, sausage sizzle, music and coffee, but the main event was the presentations.

Presentations were made by club president Stephen Braim, Hastings MP Paul Mercurio, and councillor, Kate Roper.

Receiving funds on the day were:

n Westernport Community Support Group – $20,000

n Tyabb CFA – $10,000

n Salvation Army (The Pines and Hastings) – $5,000

n Tyabb Football and Netball Club

– $2000

n Tyabb Junior Football and Netball Club – $1500

n Mt Eliza Lions Club – $4000.

“It was great to see these community groups benefit from our event,” said PAC president Stephen Braim.

“At its heart, this is a community event, and we are thrilled we are able to continue to contribute to worthy causes”.

“Through our airshows, we have been able to contribute over $600,000 to local community groups and charities, 90% of it since 2001.”

Cheque mate: Recipients of funds from the Tyabb Airshow 2024. Picture: Duncan Fenn

Kokoda mission with family in mind

RETIRED policeman Cameron Duncan can never “unsee” the horrific aftermath of road accidents, violence and death because, like a horror movie stuck on replay, the visions can be relentless.

But surprisingly, when a new challenge was presented to the Mount Eliza resident that would undoubtedly test him mentally, physically and psychologically, he didn’t hesitate to put his hand up.

In just under two months, Duncan will join eight other retired officers selected from 130 applicants to trek the notoriously rugged Kokoda Track, walking 96 kilometres over nine days to raise money for Police Veterans Victoria (PVV), a support group for police and protective services officers.

“I read about the PVV Kokoda trek about six months ago, and I instantly knew I wanted to do it, both as a way I could help others access support, and as a challenge that would be ultimately be good for me too,” he said.

“I’m really excited to be part of the team, and a bit nervous … I know this will be a life changing experience.”

Sixty‐two‐year‐old Duncan said he had been interested in doing the walk since his eldest brother completed a trek 15 years ago, and because of his family connection to the horrors of war.

“My uncle, James Pidoto, was killed fighting the Japanese near Rabaul in 1945, just weeks before the end of the second world war and his father, also James Pidoto, was captured in Timor and was a prisoner of war for four years,” he said.

“So, to walk the Kokoda Track, visit the war memorials and pay honour to the people who served for their

country is an honour.”

Duncan said the nine trekkers have all worked in different sections of the force and faced their own degree of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and were already bonding through emails, telephone calls and training sessions.

“We are all from different locations so we have not all met yet, but I do get in some training with the ones who live round Melbourne, and it’s been great getting to know them,” he said.

“I’m sure there will be some great conversations at the end of each trek day, and lots of shared experiences.”

The cost of Duncan’s trek has been covered by Linfox, but he must raise at least $10,000 and organise his own money raising events. With the community’s generosity and support for police veterans, he has already raised $13,000 and hopes to outdo that effort in the next two months.

At the moment, it’s all about training for the gruelling walk and ensuring he is in peak condition.

“I have been doing a lot of walking, hiking on steep tracks when I can and going to the gym, and I know I’ll be ready, I’m pretty determined,” he said.

“it’s been a great motivator to get fit”.

Police Veterans Victoria is not government financed but provides a vital service to the men and women who have put their lives on the line for the community.

“The reality is that the mental health issues that police can face because of the job often don’t become evident until years later, and well after any kind of government support is available,” Duncan said.

“Without Police Veterans Victoria, these people would be left behind with no targeted support to struggle with their memories.”

Police Veterans Victoria is a registered charity that was started by former police offer David McGowan and is run by a board of directors.

It is the only organisation dedicated to improving mental health among Victoria Police veterans and their families.

To donate to Cameron Duncan’s trek, or the PVV, go to

On track: Mount Eliza resident and former policeman Cameron Duncan is “walking the walk” to support veterans with mental health issues. Picture: Liz Bell

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Many Taskmaster fans surely didn’t think it was possible to have a harsher judge than UK comedian Greg Davies, but his Australian counterpart Tom Gleeson seems to have managed it. This quirky game show sees five comedians (including Wil Anderson, pictured) strive to impress in a series of tasks, then explain their actions before grandmaster Gleeson, assistant Tom Cashman and a studio audience. Tonight, Wil shows off his newfound love for sketch comedy.

This award-winning show follows pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox, pictured), forensic expert Jack Hodgson (David Caves) and their dedicated team as they help police across the UK solve chilling murders by letting the victim – the “silent witness” – speak. In tonight’s season 26 finale, the evidence is mounting against an accused police officer as the local criminal investigation department finds dissent within their ranks.


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Break out the white slacks, a bowl of strawberries and cream and even a Pimm’s cup. The world’s tennis elite converge on London to hopefully etch their name into the Grand Slam history books. Though the time difference isn’t too friendly to us Aussies, avid sports fans can begin building their latenight viewing stamina here ahead of the Paris Olympics, with host Roz Kelly, and expert commentators Jelena Dokic (pictured) and Brenton Speed ready to take us through every point. Local hopes Alex de Minaur and two-time quarterfinalist Ajla Tomljanovic lead the charge.



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It’s that time of the year when Australian sports fans get ready to survive on little sleep, as the ultimate of cycling’s Grand Tours begins. The 111th Tour de France starts in Florence for the first time and will see riders push themselves to the limit over 3492 kilometres – including 52,340 metres uphill – through Italy, San Marino, Monaco and France in pursuit of the Maillot Jaune (or yellow jersey, for us anglophones). SBS’s commentary team is led by Matthew Keenan with former cycling stars Dr Bridie O’Donnell, Simon Gerrans and David McKenzie providing expert commentary. The Tour starts with a bang, with tonight’s hilly first stage taking riders the 206km to Rimini.


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7.35 Guillaume’s French Atlantic. Part 2 of 5. 8.30 DNA Family Secrets. (PGa, R) Presented by Stacey Dooley. 9.40 The Responder. (Final, MA15+lv) Chris gives in to corruption.

10.40 SBS World News Late. 11.10 Son Of. (MA15+av) 1.00 War Of The Worlds. (MA15+av, R) 2.50 Bin Laden: The Road To 9/11. (Mav, R) 3.45 Peer To Peer. (PG, R) 4.45 Destination Flavour: Singapore Bitesize. (PGa, R) 5.00 NHK World English News Morning. 5.30 ANC Philippines The World Tonight.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 Seven Morning News. 12.00 MOVIE: The Office Mix-Up. (2020, PGa, R) Kate Mansi, Matthew Lawrence, Joey Lawrence. 2.00 Kochie’s Business Builders. 2.30 Border Security: International. (PG, R) 3.00 The Chase. (R) 4.00 Seven News At 4. 5.00 The Chase Australia. (R)

6.00 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PGa) Harper asks Tane for space. 8.30 Britain’s Got Talent. (PG) Auditions continue as weird, wacky and wonderful acts compete in front of celebrity judges.

11.00 Air Crash Investigations: Double Trouble. (PGa, R) A look at Trans-Air Service Flight 671.

12.00 Criminal Confessions: Vanished In The Night. (MA15+alv, R)

1.00 The Goldbergs. (PGls, R) 2.00 Home Shopping. (R) 4.00 NBC Today. 5.00 Sunrise 5am News. 5.30 Sunrise.

TEN (10)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Today Extra. (PG) 11.30 9News Morning. 12.00 MOVIE: Mr Mom. (1983, PGa, R) 2.00 Pointless. (PG, R) 3.00 Tipping Point. (PG, R) 4.00 9News Afternoon. 5.00 Tipping Point Australia. (PG, R) Hosted by Todd Woodbridge. 6am Morning Programs. 8.30 Bold. (PGa, R) 9.00 Dr Phil.

6.00 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Rugby League. Women’s State Of Origin. Game 3. Queensland v New South Wales.

9.35 NRL Women’s State Of Origin Post-Match. Post-match wrap-up.

9.50 9News Late.

10.20 The Equalizer. (Mv) 11.15 The First 48: Officer Down. (Mal, R) 12.05 Tipping Point. (PG, R) 1.00 Pointless. (PG, R) 2.00 Great Australian Detour. (R) 2.30 Global Shop. (R) 3.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. (R) 4.00

Jelena Dokic (left) will provide expert analysis during Wimbledon.

Friday, June 28

ABC (2)

6.00 News Breakfast. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 10.00 Planet America. (Final, R) 10.30 That Pacific Sports Show. (R) 11.00 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 12.00

ABC News At Noon. 1.00 Silent Witness. (Madl, R) 2.00 The Split. (Ml, R) 3.00 Restoration Australia. (PG, R) 3.55 Miriam & Alan: Lost In Scotland And Beyond… (PG, R) 4.45 Grand Designs New Zealand. (R) 5.30 Antiques Roadshow. (R)

6.30 Hard Quiz. (PG, R)

7.00 ABC News.

7.30 Gardening Australia. Costa Georgiadis visits an ornamental garden.

8.30 Silent Witness. (Final, MA15+a)

As the evidence mounts against the accused police officer, the local CID finds dissent within their ranks.

9.30 Gruen. (R) Presented by Wil Anderson.

10.10 Hard Quiz. (PG, R) Presented by Tom Gleeson.

10.35 Austin. (PG, R)

11.05 ABC Late News.

11.25 Grand Designs New Zealand. (R)

12.10 Love Your Garden. (R)

1.45 Rage. (MA15+adhlnsv)

SBS (3) SEVEN (7) TEN (10) NINE (9)

6.00 WorldWatch. 9.15 For The Love Of Dogs Xmas. 10.10 Great Canal Journeys. (PGan, R) 11.05 Icons. (PGav, R) 12.00 WorldWatch.

2.00 The Dagger In The Cathedral Of Florence. (Mav, R) 3.00 NITV News: Nula. 3.30 Haka Warriors 2022. 3.35 The Cook Up. (R) 4.05 Haka Warriors 2023. 4.15 Scenic Coastal Walks With Kate Humble. (R) 5.05 Jeopardy! (R) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. (R) 6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 10.55 Seven News Special: Biden V Trump –The Debate. 12.35 Seven Morning News. 1.00

6.00 Mastermind Australia.

6.30 SBS World News.

7.30 The Movement And The Madman. (Ma)

8.30 Secrets Of The Lost Liners: Île De France. (Final, PGa)

A look at the SS Île de France

9.20 Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters: Death From Below. (PGa, R)

A team probes the Bermuda Triangle.

10.10 SBS World News Late.

10.40 World On Fire. (Final, Mav)

11.50 Cargo. (Mal, R) 3.30 Peer To Peer. (PGv, R) 4.30 Bamay. (R) 5.00 NHK World English News Morning. 5.30 ANC Philippines The World Tonight.

SBS VICELAND (31) 6am Children’s Programs. 7.20pm Bluey. 7.30 Shaun The Sheep. 7.35 Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures. 7.50 The Strange Chores. 8.00 Hard Quiz Kids. 8.30 BTN Newsbreak. 8.35 Operation Ouch! 9.05 Officially Amazing. 9.35 Dragon Ball Super. 9.55 Supernatural Academy. 10.20 The PM’s Daughter. 10.45 Phoenix Rise. 11.40 Good Game Spawn Point. 12.30am Rage. 1.30 TMNT. 1.55 Late Programs.

ABC FAMILY (22) 6am

6am Morning Programs. 2pm Shortland St. 2.30 The Cook Up. 3.00 Jarjums. 3.25 Wolf Joe. 3.35 Nanny Tuta. 3.40 Bushwhacked! 4.05 Spartakus And The Sun Beneath The Sea. 4.35 Motown Magic. 5.00 Our Stories. 5.30 NITV News: Nula. 6.00 Bamay. 6.40 Brazil Untamed. 7.30 MOVIE: Thunderbird 6. (1968, PG) 9.05 MOVIE: Friday After Next. (2002, MA15+) 10.35 Late Programs. NITV (34)

6.00 Seven News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. Johanna Griggs catches up with Julie Goodwin.

7.20 Football. AFL. Round 16. Brisbane Lions v Melbourne.

10.30 AFL Post-Game Show. Post-game discussion and interviews. 11.15 Armchair Experts. (M)

A panel discusses all things AFL.

12.00 Criminal Confessions: Not My DNA. (Malv, R)

1.00 Boy To Man: The Snake Divers. (PG, R)

2.00 Home Shopping. (R)

4.00 Million Dollar Minute. (R) 5.00 NBC Today.

6am Morning Programs. 7.30 Medical Emergency. 8.00 Million Dollar Minute. 9.00 Harry’s Practice. 9.30 NBC Today. Noon Better Homes. 1.00 House

6.00 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Mega Zoo. (PG, R) Bonnie must perform surgery on a zebra.

8.30 MOVIE: My Sister’s Keeper. (2009, Mal, R) A young girl decides to sue her parents for medical emancipation to avoid donating a kidney to her dying sibling. Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin. 10.45 To Be Advised.

12.40 Tipping Point. (PG, R)

1.35 Pointless. (PG, R)

2.30 Destination WA.

3.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. (R) 4.00 Postcards. (PG, R) 4.30 Global Shop. (R) 5.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. (R) 5.30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (R)


6.00 Deal Or No Deal. (R)

Hosted by Grant Denyer.

6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (Malns, R)

Hosted by Tom Gleisner. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (Ml, R) Graham Norton is joined on the red couch by Julia Roberts, Timothée Chalamet, Tom Hanks and Cher. 9.40 The Cheap Seats. (Mal, R) Presented by Melanie Bracewell and Tim McDonald. 10.40 10’s Late News. 11.05 The Project. (R) 12.00 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. (PG) 1.00 Home Shopping. (R) 6am WorldWatch. 10.00 Most Expensivest. Noon WorldWatch. 12.30 MOVIE: Point Break. (1991, M) 2.40 Over The Black Dot. 3.30 WorldWatch. 5.25 Underground Worlds. 6.20 Forged In Fire. 7.05 Jeopardy! 7.35 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 8.30 Travel Man’s Greatest Trips. 9.25 Sex Before The Internet. 10.20 Sex Unlimited. 11.15 Ten Year Old Tom. 11.50 Late Programs.

Golden Point. 10.40 Late Programs.

Capricorn One. (1977, PG) 8.15 My Best Friend’s Wedding. (2016, PG, Mandarin) 9.55 Fill The Void. (2012, PG, Hebrew) 11.35 The Program. (2015, M) 1.30pm Time Bandits. (1981, PG) 3.40 Satellite Boy. (2012, PG) 5.20 Steel Magnolias. (1989, PG) 7.30 Whina. (2022, PG, Maori) 9.35 Speed Kills. (2018, M) 11.30 Road House. (1989, MA15+) 1.35am Late Programs. 5.45 Steel Magnolias. (1989, PG) SBS WORLD MOVIES (32)

Saturday, June 29


6.00 Rage Charts. (PG) 7.00 Weekend Breakfast. 9.00 Rage. (PG) 12.00 ABC News At Noon. 12.30 Ladies In Black. (Ml, R) 1.20 Father Brown. (Final, Mv, R) 2.05 Gruen. (R) 2.45 Spicks And Specks. (PG, R) 3.10 Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery. (PG, R) 3.40 Megafauna: What Killed Australia’s Giants? (R) 4.30 Restoration Australia. (Final, R) 5.30 Landline. (R)

6.00 Stuff The British Stole: Australia’s Egyptian Mystery. (PG, R) Marc Fennell investigates a mummy.

6.30 Back Roads: Hebel, Queensland. (R) Heather Ewart travels to Hebel.

7.00 ABC News. A look at the top stories of the day.

7.30 Classic 100 Concert 2024. Coverage of the Classic 100 in concert.

9.00 Midsomer Murders. (Mv, R) Barnaby and Winter investigate an attack on a beekeeper and the death of a villager.

10.35 Ladies In Black. (Ml, R) Angela scams her way into Goodes.

11.25 Shetland. (Mal, R) The search for Connor grows desperate.

12.25 Rage. (MA15+adhlnsv)

6.00 WorldWatch. 9.00 J Schwanke’s Life In Bloom. (R) 10.00 Lancefield Dreaming. (PG, R) 10.35 Outside: Beyond The Lens. (PG, R) 11.05 My Unique B&B. 12.00 WorldWatch. 2.00 Gymnastics. FIG Rhythmic World Cup Series. Round 5. Highlights. 4.00 Sailing. SailGP. Round 12. Highlights. 5.00 Sports Woman. 5.30 The Abyss: The Rise And Fall Of The Nazis. (PGa, R)

6.30 SBS World News.

7.35 Jersey And Guernsey. On Jersey, a sailing duo are set to take part in the historic Gorey Regatta and are hoping to regain their title.

8.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 1. Florence to Rimini. 206km hilly stage. From Italy.

2.20 Blinded. (MA15+a, R)

4.10 Peer To Peer. (R)

4.40 Bamay. (R) 5.00 NHK World English News Morning.

5.15 France 24 Feature.

5.30 ANC Philippines The World Tonight.

6.00 NBC Today. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. (PG) 12.00 Horse Racing. Tattersall’s Tiara Raceday, McKell Cup Day and Caulfield Winter Series Day. 5.00 Seven News At 5. 5.30 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG, R)

6.00 Seven News. 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 16. Geelong v Essendon. From the MCG.

10.30 AFL Post-Game Show. Post-game discussion and interviews taking a look back at all the action from the game.

11.00 To Be Advised.

12.45 Criminal Confessions: Chris Watts – Confession Untold. (MA15+av, R) A look at the case of Chris Watts.

2.30 Home Shopping. (R)

4.00 Drop Dead Weird. (R) Three siblings move to Ireland.

5.00 House Of Wellness. (PGa, R) A look at locations that highlight living well.

6.00 Getaway. (PG, R) 6.30 A Current Affair. (R) 7.00 Weekend Today. 10.00 Today Extra: Saturday. (PG) 12.00 Destination WA. (PG, R) 12.30 Business Drive. 1.00 Great Australian Detour. 1.30 MOVIE: The Cutting Edge. (1992, PGl, R) D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Terry O’Quinn. 3.30 The Lap. (Final) 4.30 Country House Hunters Australia. (PG, R) 5.00 9News First At Five. 5.30 Getaway. (PG) 6am Morning Programs. 7.30 Escape Fishing. (R)

6.00 9News Saturday.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 MOVIE: Twister. (1996, PGvla, R) Meteorologists are caught in a severe storm. Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton.

9.45 MOVIE: Volcano. (1997, Mv, R) A minor earthquake in Los Angeles causes a volcanic eruption which threatens to destroy the city. Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche.

11.45 MOVIE: Song To Song. (2017, Madlns) Ryan Gosling.

2.00 The Incredible Journey Presents. (PGa)

2.30 Getaway. (PG, R)

3.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. (R)

4.30 Global Shop. (R) 5.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. (R) 5.30 Helping Hands. (PG, R)

6.00 The Brighter Side: Save. Grow. Dream. Australians share bright ideas and tips.

6.30 The Dog House Australia. (PGa, R) Narrated by Mark Coles Smith. 7.30 The Dog House. (PGa, R) A Yorkshire terrier pair show size does not matter. 8.30 Ambulance UK. (Mal) It is a holiday weekend and the ambulance service receive a spike in the number of mental health related calls. 11.00 The Cheap Seats. (Mal, R) Presented by Melanie Bracewell and Tim McDonald. 12.00 Home Shopping. (R) 5.00 Hour Of Power. 6am WorldWatch. 10.00

Sunday, June 30

6.00 Rage. (PG) 7.00 Weekend Breakfast. 9.00 Insiders. 10.00 Offsiders. 10.30 The World This Week. (R) 11.00 Compass. (PG, R) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (R) 12.00 ABC News At Noon. 12.30 Landline. 1.30 Gardening Australia. (R) 2.30 The Secret History Of The British Garden. (R) 3.30 Simply Nigella. (R) 4.20 Secrets Of The Museum. (R) 5.10 Grand Designs Revisited. (PG, R) 6.00 WorldWatch. 7.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 1. 8.00 WorldWatch. 10.00 PBS Week. 10.30 Outside: Beyond The Lens. 11.00 Ireland In Music. 12.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 1. 1.00 Speedweek. 3.00 Portillo’s Greatest Railway Journeys. 3.55 Grand Tours Of Scotland’s Rivers. (PG, R) 4.30 Tour De France 2024 Review. 5.30 The Abyss: The Rise And Fall Of The Nazis. (PGa, R) 6.00 NBC Today. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. (PG) 11.00 House Of Wellness. (PGa, R) 12.00 Football. VFL. Round 14. Richmond v Carlton. 2.30 AFL Pre-Game Show. 3.00 Football. AFL Round 16. Richmond

6.00 Antiques Roadshow. 7.00 ABC News.

7.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG)

Hosted by Adam Hills.

8.00 Austin. (PG) A filmmaker takes over the documentary.

8.30 Ladies In Black. (PG) A catalogue photoshoot brings tensions to the boil between Magda and Mrs Ambrose.

9.20 The Split. (Ma, R) Christie arrives in London.

10.20 Shetland. (Mal, R)

11.20 Annika. (Ma, R)

12.10 The Trouble With Maggie Cole. (Final, Mv, R) 1.00 Rage Vault. (MA15+adhlnsv) 3.00 Classic Countdown. (PG, R) 4.00 Landline. (R) 4.30 Art Works. (PGa, R) 5.00 Insiders. (R)

6.30 SBS World News.

7.30 Arc De Triomphe: The Passion Of A Nation. (PG) Takes a look at the Arc de Triomphe, a monument at the heart of Paris.

8.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 2. Cesenatico to Bologne. 199km hilly stage. From Italy.

1.50 Battle Of Britain: 3 Days To Save The UK. (PG, R)

2.40 Hitler: Countdown To War. (PGav, R)

3.35 Peer To Peer. (R)

4.35 Bamay. (R)

5.00 NHK World English News Morning. 5.15 France 24 Feature. 5.30 Al Jazeera News.

SBS VICELAND (31) 6am Children’s Programs. 7.20pm Bluey. 7.30 MOVIE: Open Season 2. (2008, PG) 8.45 Fresh Off The Boat. 9.50 Doctor Who. 10.35 Merlin. 11.20 Miraculous World: Paris, Tales Of Shadybug And Claw Noir. 12.05am BTN High. 12.10 And We Danced. 1.10 Critters TV. 1.20 Operation Ouch! 1.50 Holly Hobbie. 2.10 Hank Zipzer. 2.35 The Next Step. 3.20 Odd Squad. 3.55 Late Programs.

ABC FAMILY (22) 6am

6.00 Seven News. 7.00 Dream Home. (PGl) Hosted by Dr Chris Brown.

8.45 7NEWS Spotlight. An exclusive special investigation.

9.45 The Latest: Seven News.

10.15 Code 1: Minute By Minute: The Bedside Murders. (Mav, R) A look at the case of Roger Dean. 11.15 Born To Kill? David Carpenter. (MA15+av, R)

12.15 Lipstick Jungle. (Ms, R)

1.15 Travel Oz. (PG, R)

2.00 Home Shopping. (R)

3.30 Million Dollar Minute. (R) 4.00 NBC Today. 5.00 Sunrise 5am News. 5.30 Sunrise.

7TWO (72)

6am Morning Programs. 10.00 House Of Wellness. 11.00 Escape To The Country. Noon House Of Wellness. 1.00 The Yorkshire Vet. 2.00 South Aussie With Cosi. 2.45 The Highland Vet. 3.45 Bondi Vet. 4.45 Escape To The Country. 5.45 Escape To The

6.00 9News Sunday.

7.00 Travel Guides. (PGl) The guides head to the Cook Islands.

8.00 60 Minutes. Current affairs program.

9.00 The Murder Of Lyn Dawson: Unlikely Heroes. (Mal, R) Part 3 of 4. Lynette Dawson’s loved ones push for her disappearance to be properly investigated.

10.00 Footy Furnace. (Mlv) A look at the latest round of football.

11.00 9News Late.

11.25 Transplant. (MA15+m)

1.05 The Lap. (R)

2.05 Australia’s Top Ten Of Everything. (PG, R) 3.00 TV Shop: Home Shopping. (R) 4.00 Believer’s Voice Of Victory. (PGa) 4.30 Drive TV. (R) 5.00 Today Early News. 5.30 Today.

9GEM (92)

6.30 The Sunday Project. A look at the day’s news.

7.30 MasterChef Australia. Contestants bid against one another, trading time for ingredients in a MasterChef classic. 8.55 Tulsa King. (MA15+v) Dwight visits Tina before returning to Tulsa. Pete agrees to send Goodie to Oklahoma. Roxy tries to keep the FBI at bay. Dwight has an offer for Mitch. 9.45 FBI. (Mv, R) Scola suspects the mother of a five-year-old kidnapping victim is hiding something. 11.30 The Sunday Project. (R) A look at the day’s news. 12.30 Home Shopping. (R) 4.30 CBS Mornings. 6am WorldWatch. 9.30 Front Up. 10.00 Most Expensivest. 11.55 Hudson & Rex. 1.35pm The Swiping Game. 1.55 Turban Legend: Untold Australia. 3.00 Tour de France. H’lights. 4.00 Blaktrax. 4.30 WorldWatch. 5.00 PBS Week. 5.25 Alone Denmark. 6.35 Great Australian Walks With Julia Zemiro. 7.35 Abandoned Engineering. 8.30 MH370: The Lost Flight. 9.30 WWE Legends. 11.05 Late Programs.

Panthers v North Queensland Cowboys. 6.00 Customs. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 8.30 MOVIE: The Pelican Brief. (1993, M) 11.20 Late Programs.

SBS WORLD MOVIES (32) 6am Morning Programs. 1.30pm Rugby League. Koori Knockout. Replay.

2.30 The Point: Road To Referendum History Bites.

2.35 Going Places. 3.35 Leah Purcell: A One Woman Show. 4.35 Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase The Blues Away. 6.10 News. 6.20 Animal Babies. 7.30 Homesteads. 8.00 Utopia Generations. 8.30 White Noise: Inside The Racist Right. 10.10 MOVIE: River’s Edge. (1986, MA15+) 11.55 Late Programs. NITV (34)

Morning Programs. 6.55 Fill The Void. (2012, PG, Hebrew) 8.35 Satellite Boy. (2012, PG) 10.15 Speed Kills. (2018, M) 12.10pm Whina. (2022, PG, Maori) 2.15 Steel Magnolias. (1989, PG) 4.25 Monsieur Verdoux. (1947, PG) 6.40 Every Day. (2018, PG) 8.30 The Assistant. (2019, M) 10.10 Quo Vadis, Aida? (2020, MA15+, Bosnian) 12.05am Late Programs.

Monday, July 1

ABC TV (2) SBS (3)

6.00 News Breakfast. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 10.00 Landline. (R) 11.00 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 12.00 ABC News At Noon. 1.00 Australia Remastered. (R) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. 3.00 Restoration Australia. (PG, R) 3.55 Miriam & Alan: Lost In Scotland And Beyond… (PG, R) 4.45 Grand Designs: The Streets. (PG, R) 5.30 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 6.00 WorldWatch. 7.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 2. 8.00 WorldWatch. 9.40 Peer To Peer. (PG, R) 10.10 WorldWatch. 11.00 Tour De France 2024 Review. (R) 12.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 2. 1.00 WorldWatch. 2.00 A Short History Of Living Longer. (Ma, R) 3.00 Trail Towns. (PG, R) 3.35 Cook Up. 4.05 Jeopardy! (R) 4.30 Letters And Numbers. (R) 5.00 Tour De France 2024 Highlights Review.

6.00 Mastermind Australia. Presented by Marc Fennell. 6.30 SBS World News.

7.35 Amazing Railway Adventures With Nick Knowles: Malaysia. (PGa, R) English TV presenter Nick Knowles takes three railway journeys in Malaysia.

(Mal, R)

12.15 Grand Designs: The Streets. (PG, R) 1.00 Parliament Question Time. 2.00 The Secret History Of The British Garden. (R) 3.05 Rage New Music. (MA15+adhlnsv) 3.40 Parkinson In Australia. (PG, R) 4.30 Landline. (R) 5.00 Art Works. (PGa, R) 5.30 7.30. (R)

8.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 3. Plaisance to Turin.  230.5km flat stage. From Italy. 1.45 Sisi. (MA15+asv, R) 3.45 Peer To Peer. (R) 4.45 Destination Flavour: Singapore Bitesize. (R) 5.00 NHK World English News Morning. 5.30 ANC Philippines The World Tonight.

6am Children’s Programs. 1.30pm Travel Guides. 5.30 MOVIE: Goosebumps. (2015, PG) 7.30 MOVIE: The Divergent Series: Insurgent. (2015, M) 9.45 MOVIE: RoboCop. (1987, MA15+) 11.45


6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 Seven Morning News. 12.00 To Be Advised. 2.00 Catch Phrase. (PG) 3.00 The Chase. Hosted by Bradley Walsh. 4.00 Seven News At 4. 5.00 The Chase Australia. Hosted by Larry Emdur.

6.00 Seven News.

7.00 Home And Away. (PGav)

7.30 Dream Home. (PGl) Hosted by Dr Chris Brown.

9.00 Alert: Missing Persons Unit. (Mav) The team investigates when a woman runs down a man and forces him to get in her car at gunpoint.

10.00 S.W.A.T. (Mdv) Hondo stumbles across a heroin operation.

11.00 The Latest: Seven News.

11.30 Evil By Design: The Man Behind The Curtain. (Mav, R)

12.30 The Event. (Mav, R)

1.30 Kochie’s Business Builders. (R)

2.00 Home Shopping. (R) 4.00 NBC Today.

5.00 Sunrise 5am News. 5.30 Sunrise.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Today Extra. (PG) 11.30 9News Morning. 12.00 MOVIE: The Engagement Dress. (2023, G)

2.00 Pointless. (PG, R) 3.00 Tipping Point. (PG) 4.00 9News Afternoon. 5.00 Tipping Point Australia. (PG)

6.00 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Do You Want To Live Forever? (PGam) Part 3 of 4. Participants bravely confront their deepest medical fears as they take on challenging tests.

8.40 Limitless With Chris Hemsworth: Fasting. (PGa) Chris Hemsworth finds out how changing his eating habits can help his quest for longevity. He puts his mettle to the test with a four-day fast before hunting for his next meal off the Great Barrier Reef.

9.45 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 1.

12.00 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 1 Late. 5.00 Today Early News. 5.30 Today.

6.00 Deal Or No Deal. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. A fresh batch of amateur cooks competes. 8.40 Have You Been Paying Attention? (Malns) Celebrity panellists compete to see who can remember the most about events of the week. 9.40 Ghosts. (Return, PGls) The gang needs to relocate an owl. 10.05 Just For Laughs Australia. (MA15+s, R) Hosted by Nath Valvo. 10.35 10’s Late News. 11.00 The Project. (R) 12.00 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. (PG) 1.00 Home Shopping. (R) 4.30 CBS Mornings.

Tuesday, July 2

ABC (2) SBS (3)

6.00 News. 9.00 News. 10.00 Secret Science. (PG, R) 10.30 Monday’s Experts. (M, R) 11.00 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 12.00 ABC News At Noon. 1.00 Miniseries: Ridley Road. (Mv, R) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. 3.00 Restoration Australia. (R) 3.55 Miriam & Alan: Lost In Scotland And Beyond… (PG, R) 4.40 Grand Designs: The Streets. (PG, R) 5.30 Antiques Roadshow. (R)


7.30 7.30.

8.00 Megafauna: What Killed Australia’s Giants?

8.50 Secret Science: Male Fertility Pt 2. (Final) Matt Okine explores fertility. 9.20 The Art Of... Presented by Namila Benson.

9.50 Anh’s Brush With Fame. (PG, R) 10.25 ABC Late News. 10.40 The Business. (R) 10.55 Four Corners. (R) 11.40 Monday’s Experts. (M, R) 12.15 Media Watch. (PG, R) 12.30 Parliament Question Time. 1.30 Wash My Soul In The River’s Flow. (PG, R) 3.20 Parkinson In Australia. (PG, R) 4.30 Landline. (R) 5.00 Art Works. (PGa, R) 5.30 7.30. (R)

6.00 WorldWatch. 7.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 3. 8.00 WorldWatch. 11.00 Tour De France 2024 Review. (R) 12.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 3. 1.00 WorldWatch. 2.00 A Short History Of Living Longer. (PGa, R) 3.00 Living Black. (R) 3.35 The Cook Up. 4.05 Jeopardy! (R) 4.30 Letters And Numbers. (R) 5.00 Tour De France 2024 Highlights Review.

6.00 Mastermind Australia. Presented by Marc Fennell.

6.30 SBS World News.

7.30 Great British Railway Journeys: Denham To Swindon. Presented by Michael Portillo. 8.30 Insight. Kumi Taguchi explores how cheating death can change your relationship to life and loved ones. 9.30 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 4. Pinerolo to Valloire. 140km mountain stage. From Italy and France.

1.50 Unseen. (Mals, R)

3.35 Peer To Peer. (R) 4.35 Bamay. (R) 5.00 NHK World English News Morning. 5.30 ANC Philippines The World Tonight.


6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 Seven Morning News. 12.00 To Be Advised. 1.30 Border Security: International. (PG, R) 2.00 Catch Phrase. (PG, R) 3.00 The Chase.

6.00 Seven News.

7.00 Home And Away. (PGav)

7.30 Dream Home. (PGl) Hosted by Dr Chris Brown.

9.10 The Good Doctor. (Ma) The team deals with a mass casualty event that forces them to put aside their emotions following a recent tragedy.

10.10 Ambulance: Code Red. (Mav) Two men are injured in an explosion.

11.10 The Latest: Seven News.

11.40 The Real Manhunter: The Night Stalker Delroy Grant. (Mav, R)

2.00 Home Shopping. (R)

4.00 NBC Today.

5.00 Sunrise 5am News. 5.30 Sunrise.

6am Morning Programs. 9.00 Harry’s Practice. 9.30 NBC Today. Noon Better Homes. 1.00 Escape To The Country. 2.00 Creek To


6.00 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Tipping Point Australia Olympic Specials. (PG) Three Australian swimming legends, including Libby Trickett, Blake Cochrane and Emily Seebohm, dive into the game to raise money for their chosen charities. Hosted by Todd Woodbridge. 9.00 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 2. From the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, England.

12.00 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 2 Late. 5.00 Today Early News. A look at the latest news, sport and weather. 5.30 Today. The latest in news and current affairs.


6.00 Deal Or No Deal. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PGl) A fresh batch of amateur cooks competes. 8.40 The Cheap Seats. (Mal) Presenters Melanie Bracewell and Tim McDonald take a look at the week that was. 9.40 NCIS. (Mav, R) The NCIS team investigates the cause of death of a reservist US Navy SEAL surgeon. 10.40 10’s Late News. 11.05 The Project. (R) 12.05 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. (PG) 1.00 Home Shopping. (R) 4.30 CBS Mornings. 6am WorldWatch. 10.00 Front Up. Noon WorldWatch. 12.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 12.55 Kickin’ Back With Gilbert McAdam. 1.30 WorldWatch. 2.00 Tour De France 2024 Highlights Review. 3.00 Cycling. Tour de France. H’lights. 4.00 WorldWatch. 5.25 Underground Worlds. 6.20 Forged In Fire. 7.05 Jeopardy! 7.35 8 Out Of 10 Cats. 8.30 Alone. 9.40 Hoarders. (Return) 10.35 Late Programs. SBS VICELAND (31) 6am Children’s Programs. 7.20pm Bluey. 7.30 Shaun The Sheep. 7.35 The Inbestigators. 7.50 Little Lunch. 8.05 Fresh Off The Boat. 8.25 Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch. 8.45 BTN Newsbreak. 8.50 Deadly Mission: Shark. 9.20 Planet Expedition. 10.10 Doctor Who. 10.55 Merlin. 11.40 Good Game Spawn Point. 12.25am Rage. 1.25 Critters TV. 1.40 Operation Ouch! 2.05 Holly Hobbie. 2.30 Late Programs. ABC FAMILY (22) 6am Whisky Galore. Continued. (2016, PG) 6.50 A Friendly Tale. (2020, PG, French) 8.45 Every Day. (2018, PG) 10.35 The Assistant. (2019, M) 12.10pm Annie Hall. (1977, M) 1.50 The Eagle Huntress. (2016, PG, Kazakh) 3.25 Courted.

Wednesday, July 3

ABC TV (2)

6.00 News Breakfast. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 10.00 Four Corners. (R) 11.00 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 12.00 ABC News At Noon. 12.30 National Press Club Address. 1.35 Media Watch. (PG, R) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. 3.00 Restoration Australia. (R) 3.55 Miriam & Alan: Lost In Scotland And Beyond… (PG, R) 4.45 Grand Designs: The Streets. (R) 5.30 Antiques Roadshow. (R)

6.30 Hard Quiz. (PG, R)

7.00 ABC News.

7.30 7.30. 8.00 Hard Quiz. (PG) Presented by Tom Gleeson.

8.30 Gruen. Presented by Wil Anderson. 9.10 Austin. (PG, R) A filmmaker takes over the documentary.

9.40 Spicks And Specks. (PG, R) Hosted by Adam Hills.

10.10 QI. (PG, R)

10.40 ABC Late News. 10.55 The Business. (R) 11.10 Wreck. (Malv, R) 12.45 Parliament Question Time. 1.45 Grand Designs: The Streets. (R) 2.30 Rage. (MA15+adhlnsv) 3.25 Parkinson In Australia. (PG, R) 4.30 Landline. (R) 5.00 Art Works. (R) 5.30 7.30. (R)


6.00 WorldWatch. 7.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 4. Highlights. 8.00 WorldWatch. 11.00 Tour De France 2024 Highlights Review. (R) 12.00 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 4. Highlights. 1.00 WorldWatch. 2.00 Insight. (R) 3.00 Trail Towns. (R) 3.35 The Cook Up With Adam Liaw. (R) 4.05 Jeopardy! (R) 4.30 Letters And Numbers. (R) 5.00 Tour De France 2024 Highlights Review.

6.00 Mastermind Australia. Presented by Marc Fennell. 6.30 SBS World News.

7.35 Michael Mosley: The Doctor Who Changed Britain. (PG) A look back at the late Michael Mosley’s career. 8.10 The Truth About Sleep. (R) Takes a look at the nature of sleep and what happens when people do not get enough of it.

9.20 Cycling. Tour de France. Stage 5. Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to SaintVulbas. 177.5km flat stage. From France. 1.55 Trom. (Mv, R)

3.35 Peer To Peer. (R) 4.35 Bamay. (R) 5.00

NHK World English News Morning. 5.30 ANC Philippines The World Tonight.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 Seven Morning News. 12.00 To Be Advised. 1.45 Motorbike Cops. (PGl, R) 2.15 Catch Phrase. (PG, R) 3.00 The Chase. 4.00 Seven News At 4. 5.00 The Chase Australia.

6.00 Seven News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PGa)

7.30 The 1% Club UK. (PGl) Hosted by Lee Mack.

8.30 The Front Bar. (Ml) Hosts Mick Molloy, Sam Pang and Andy Maher take a lighter look at all things AFL.

9.30 Talking Footy. A look at the week’s AFL news, hosted by Trent Cotchin, Joel Selwood and Mitch Cleary.

10.30 The Latest: Seven News. 11.00 Unbelievable Moments Caught On Camera. (PGa, R)

12.00 Dracula. (MA15+hv)

1.00 Travel Oz. (PG, R)

2.00 Home Shopping. (R) 4.00 NBC Today.

5.00 Sunrise 5am News. 5.30 Sunrise.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Today Extra. (PG) 11.30 9News Morning. 12.00 MOVIE: Love, Game, Match. (2022, PGa, R) 2.00 Pointless. (PG, R) 3.00 Tipping Point. (PG, R) 4.00 9News Afternoon. 5.00 Tipping Point Australia. (PG)

6.00 9News.

7.00 A Current Affair.

7.30 Taronga: Who’s Who In The Zoo: On The Move. (PG) Taronga’s African savannah exhibit welcomes some giraffes as its first residents.

8.30 Footy Classified. (M) A team of footy experts tackle the AFL’s big issues and controversies. Hosted by Eddie McGuire, Matthew Lloyd, Jimmy Bartel and Damian Barrett. 9.30 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 3. From the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, England. 12.00 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 3 Late.

5.00 Today Early News. 5.30 Today.

6.00 Deal Or No Deal. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 MasterChef Australia. A fresh batch of amateur cooks competes.

8.45 NCIS: Sydney. (Final, Mav) JD’s son is kidnapped by an assassin in exchange for a wanted criminal in NCIS custody. 9.45 FBI: International. (Mav) The fly team heads to Bulgaria. 10.35 10’s Late News. Coverage of news, sport and weather. 11.00 The Project. (R) 12.00 The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. (PG) 1.00 Home Shopping. (R) 4.30 CBS Mornings. 6am WorldWatch. 10.00 Front Up. Noon WorldWatch. 12.30 Marry Me, Marry My Family. 1.30 WorldWatch. 2.00 Tour De France 2024 Highlights Review. 3.00 Cycling. Tour de France. H’lights. 4.00 WorldWatch. 5.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 6.20 Forged In Fire. 7.05 Jeopardy! 7.35 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 8.30 Under The Banner Of Heaven. (Premiere) 12.10am Late Programs. SBS VICELAND (31) 6am Children’s Programs. 7.20pm Bluey. 7.30 Shaun The Sheep. 7.35 The Inbestigators. 7.50 Little Lunch. 8.05 Fresh Off The Boat. 8.25 Matilda And The Ramsay Bunch. 8.45 BTN Newsbreak. 8.50 Mythbusters “There’s Your Problem!”.

Brideshead Revisited. Continued. (2008, PG) 7.25 A King In New York. (1957, PG) 9.25 Whisky Galore. (2016, PG) 11.15 A Most Wanted Man. (2014, M) 1.30pm Frantz.

Preserve Western Port from terminal effects

The announcement that the Victorian government and the Port of Hastings Corporation are pursuing an Environment Effects Statement (EES) (Investigations into wind terminal effects, The News, 18/6/24) is bound to fail, after the federal government has recently wisely decided that wind turbine industry would be environmentally damaging.

Damage from increased dredging, which would be required for new wharves into the bay to facilitate constant shipping, would be impossible to mitigate in the future. In particular, dredging requires the sea floor being gouged out then deposited onto surrounding land, changing channels and tidal flows, which would affect marine-life habitat (seagrass, etc), as well as natural mangroves and sand banks, which are home for migratory birds and other wildlife.

Importation of foreign pests and diseases on ship’s hulls would also be a serious threat to the ecology of the bay, decades into the future.

I agree with Save Westernport group president Jane Carnegie saying: “We have made it clear to the port that as they prepare their EES, we’ll be watching every step of the way…the bar will be very high”.

I suggest that the bar is so high that their “second bite of the cherry” is impossible to reach. Preserve Westernport forever.

Wind terminal welcome

Further investigations into a possible wind terminal facility is welcome news (Investigations into wind terminal effects, The News, 18/6/24). Despite what Peter Dutton says, Australia is moving towards a renewable future and this wind terminal, if environmentally sound, would be another significant piece in the solution. The alternative project to convert coal into hydrogen for export to Japan is environmentally unsound and is just an excuse for Japan to export its carbon dioxide pollution to Australia.

Ross Hudson, Mt Martha

Conservation is vital

Given that almost 60 per cent of the native vegetation that remains on the Peninsula is privately owned, it is excellent that landholders are working together to step up their conservation efforts (Ensuring survival of bushland species, The News, 20/6/24). There are 400 species of indigenous fauna and nearly 700 indigenous plant species that call the Peninsula home. All of us have a responsibility to conserve them by tackling invasive weeds, revegetating degenerated land and creating biolinks. The personal benefits of being outdoors with others helping to protect the natural world are immense. The gen-

eral public can bolster landowners’ conservation efforts by connecting with one of the 60 “friends of” groups around the Peninsula, thereby supporting nature to thrive. .

Amy Hiller, Kew

Canopy conundrum

In response to the article helping Mornington Peninsula Shire Council maintain the tree canopy it seems that they have two agenda’s that contradict each other. We requested that a borer invested dead tree be removed on the nature strip at the front of our property. After waiting two and a half months and several phone calls the tree was reduced to the main trunk with six other branches devoid of any foilage left at a height of six metres. The answer for this was habitat. There are tree’s either side of it and on nearly every other nature strip in the street, plus a national park fifty metres away. Where is the canopy? Plant a new tree and maintain the cover as their draft suggests.

Ken Oakley, Dromana

Power problems

Coal - no way, it’s evil. Gas - no way, it’s evil. Wind turbines - yes, acceptable, but not in my backyard, thanks. Solar panel farms - yes, acceptable, but again, not in my backyard. Nuclear - wash your mouth out!

Wonder if opinions will change when Victoria starts having the inevitable rolling blackouts?

Denis Mason, Sorrento

Keep Publishing

I believe that your weekly community newspaper is valued by our community.

I recently returned from six weeks holiday and noticed that there were no newspapers in the stands. I was worried that the paper had ceased publication. How happy was I this morning. Noticing that every person who came out from the Richie’s hub had the latest paper in their hand. I find that the paper gives current and local news on happenings and events occurring in our local area. Advertisement by local trade, tradesmen and local stores. Helps us to use local. And the Sudoku puzzles are a must.

Marita Gibson, Dromana

Boardwalk protection

I wish to raise an issue regarding the maintenance of the Frankston boardwalk timber support posts.

I love the boardwalk and have noticed the boardwalk timber support posts starting to deteriorate. The top of these posts are starting to rot and need protecting from the ingress of rain

A cloak with a story to tell

BALUK Arts in Mount Eliza is inviting the Mornington Peninsula community to a NAIDOC celebration event on Monday 8 July for the unveiling of a Baluk Arts possum skin cloak, created by Baluk artists in collaboration with lead artist and member Iluka Sax-Williams.

Possum skin cloaks hold profound cultural significance for Aboriginal communities across southeastern Australia. Once an everyday item, the cloaks were traditionally worn for warmth and protection, ceremony and burial.

Program coordinator Lochie Bradfield said the cloaks were worn from a young age, with garments starting out with a few skins and then growing over time with the person. The possum skin cloaks were incised, burned and painted with ochre, mapping the identity of their owner and holding stories of clan and country.

Bradfield said the process of revivifying and creating the cloaks fosters a connection to culture, history and country, making it a vital practice in preserving Aboriginal heritage and identity.

Baluk Arts members have had the unique opportunity to engage with this cultural practice

which is causing this rot.

I would strongly suggest that a protective cap (perhaps a square piece of galvanised iron screw fixed to the top of the posts) be installed. This could be done at the same time as the boardwalk lighting planned for June to August this year.

If no action is taken then the posts will rot quickly, needing replacing which would be a very expensive exercise as the posts are installed into a poured concrete footing and are drilled with holes for the horizontal ballustrade wires.

Hopefully action is taken by Frankston City Council as a matter of urgency as we all hope that this beautiful boardwalk is able to be enjoyed by all well into the future.

Philip Smith, Sandhurst

Both sides at fault

The Liberal Party of Australia has lost the plot if they think that nuclear energy will reduce household bills.

Peter Dutton is using nuclear reactors as a ‘trojan horse’ to promote gas-fired power stations to generate electricity around Australia rather than renewable energy projects.

The Labor Party has released its ‘Future Gas Strategy’ to ‘… support our economy’s transition to net zero…’ – however this strategy is worse than the Liberal’s ‘Gas-Fired Recovery’ from 2020.

Both Labor and Liberal parties have failed to stop the influence of fossil fuel donors over our elected representatives and have supported new coal, oil and gas projects beyond 2030.

If the Labor and Liberal parties cared about Australian families, they would have established a domestic gas reservation scheme to keep 20% of all gas for households and businesses before exports were sent to Japan, China and other countries at bargain prices.

Since 2014, gas exports should have attracted billions of dollars in royalties and taxes to fund hospitals, housing and the transition to renewable energy in Australia with lower household bills and lower carbon emissions at home – instead billions have gone overseas to international corporations.

Using carbon capture and storage to ‘offset’ carbon emissions from fossil fuel projects beneath the Australian seabed is another taxpayerfunded fantasy that will facilitate the continued extraction and production of oil and gas for decades with rising energy bills and emissions.

Our elected representatives have not been honest with the Australian people about how our valuable resources have been given away cheaply overseas, how resource royalties and taxes have been mismanaged or how inflation and cost-of-living pressures are directly linked to high gas prices to maximise profits for fossil fuel donors.

The only way to change the behaviour and decision-making of Labor and Liberal politicians is to vote against them.

Dale Stohr, Crib Point

Fix crime at the coalface

The youth crime crisis in Melbourne including Frankston and Mornington Peninsula has esca-

lated and the Allan government is still continuing with it’s social reform of the youth bail and justice laws which the Victoria police oppose.

Frankston Council Youth Services and the Frankston police can do something constructive by visiting schools and educating students that crime does not pay and that a life of crimes leads to a life of in imprisonment .

Also they can educate students about how to use social media responsibly.

There needs to be “at the face” approach to help solve youth crime and give out information about state, federal and council programs for youth services.

Russell Morse, Karingal

Urgent housing crisis

Mornington Peninsula Shire says it is “looking for innovative ways to tackle the growing housing crisis that is devastating families and individuals in our community”.

Community consultation on their draft Affordable Housing Development Contributions Scheme closed on 7 of June.

At the recent Seawinds Ward Community meeting it was reported that the survey feedback is being reviewed and a report will be developed by November 2024.

Why this lack of urgency on such a critical issue?

This timeframe will push the discussion on the issue out past the elections, when the Council is in caretaker mode, and as a result it will be left up to the new Council to take action on such an urgent issue.

Rebecca Cridland, Tootgarook

Roadways let us down

After leaving Rosebud and heading towards the turnoff to Mornington, there is always a lot of rubbish on the sides of the road. Some of it has been there for longer than expected. It’s frustrating that it’s not being cleaned up. It’s an eyesore and a problem for those visiting our beautiful holiday destination. People just visiting can leave, but we live here by choice.

Besides cleaning up the highways, let’s fix the many potholes. A programme is in place for these pothole works; it all takes time. However, could something please be done to alleviate the ‘wave effect’ on the park side of the road in Rosebud, passing BFC? There is no way of avoiding this as some other blips on the road, i.e. utility lids, can be.

Now, should I begin on the overzealous placement of roundabouts and speed humps along Field St and Government Road, with Bumble St included for whatever reason? Some roundabouts are excessively large for the corners. It wouldn’t be surprising if they end up damaged. If this is an attempt to slow down holidaymakers, get ready for the frustration of these visitors who bring in much-needed money during the summer months.

We live in a beautiful part of Victoria, but the roadways let us down.

Anne Kruger, Rye

under the expert guidance of Iluka Sax-Williams in a series of workshops, from stitching the pelts together to burning and painting the cloak.

In conjunction with the cloak unveiling, Baluk Arts will host a NAIDOC exhibition focusing on pyrography and possum skins. The exhibition will explore the techniques and history of the art forms, offering visitors a deeper understanding of their cultural and artistic importance.

The NAIDOC celebration will start with a ‘Welcome to Country’ and a traditional smoking ceremony by the Bunurong Land Council, acknowledging the rich heritage and ongoing connection of the Bunurong people to their land.

Bradfield said the free event provided a meaningful opportunity for the community to connect with and honour the Aboriginal community this NAIDOC.

For more information, please contact Baluk Arts at 0497 004 179 or email info@balukarts. The celebrations will run from 1pm to 3pm at Baluk Arts, 5 Davies Avenue, Mount Eliza.

Cultural significance: Artists Aunty Deb, Aunty Yvonne, Iluka Sax-Williams, Aunty Patsy, Eliza Mango and Aunty Maoi displaying treated skins before the NAIDOC celebration of the possum skin cloak and its deeper meaning. Picture: Supplied



A RIVETING and award-winning Sydney Theatre Company production heads to Frankston next month on a national tour directed by one of Australia’s most celebrated directors, Wesley Enoch.

On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. The attendees catch-up, laugh together, share a meal and compare notes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision is waiting to be made.

A mysterious fleet of giant nawi is amassing in the harbour and as they creep closer, these seven representatives must choose unanimously: whether to send these strangers on their way or welcome them?

Awarded Best Mainstage Production and Best Ensemble at the 2023 Sydney Theatre Awards, playwright Jane Harrison’s The Visitors is at once a riveting, deeply

researched insight into one of the most impactful and painful days in Australia’s history.

“We are surrounded by the need for discussion and debate,” Director Wesley Enoch said.

“We have friendly disagreements all the time… we clash over values and ideology but as a society the key is finding some way forward rather than being paralysed by division.

“The Visitors simultaneously leads us to a past and a preferred future. It takes us back to the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney Cove and asks: ‘what if’ that moment was different?”

Presented as part of their 2024 Season, The Visitors tours to Frankston Arts Centre on Tuesday 6 August, 7.30pm. Tickets available at or on 03 9784 1060.


THE vivid and vibrant work of renowned contemporary artist and jeweller Lisa Walker and celebrated multi-disciplinary artist and musician Brendan Huntley come to life in News from Nowhere at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery this winter. Walker’s oversized, ‘easy’ but haphazard jewellery and Huntley’s objects, paintings and works on paper embody humour, playfulness and empathy in a unique way in this exclusive exhibition curated by Dunja Rmandić. Their shared DIY aesthetic, colourful expression and deep interest in how we navigate our world come together in three movements: Love, Awe and Togetherness. Rmandić says, ‘These works give us space and time to think, feel, be uncomfortable, be emotional, find joy and laugh and wonder why we like art in the first place and why anyone makes anything at all. Showing them

together draws on the deep relationship that both artists have to craft, the body and, most importantly, to the way both address the human need to make, and see, art.’

Aotearoa New Zealand artist and jeweller Lisa Walker incorporates found objects fashioned into often funny yet intricately finished pieces, with woven string, clasps and connection points, a MacBook laptop, highheeled shoes, plastic toys, reused material as well as jade, pearls, gold and silver.

Brendan Huntley’s work plays on his obsession with faces. Drawn from a playful nature of wearing a balaclava and highlighting the negative space - the eyes and the mouth - Huntley has created an army of unnamed characters on paper and in ceramic whose faces reveal more than meets the eye.

News from Nowhere: Lisa Walker & Brendan Huntley is on at MPRG until 18 August 2024.

Frankston Park improvement - Where

Compiled by Cameron McCullough

ABOUT two years ago a Park Improvement Committee was formed, consisting of representatives of the various sporting clubs and kindred associations in Frankston.

They started out with the idea that a substantial sum could be raised by public subscription, and that the Shire Council would expend at least £ for £.

The hon. secretary (Mr. R. Fairnie) reported last night that the amount in hand, representing money subscribed by the public was £15/16/6.

Those present at last night’s meeting were: Cr. Oates (chairman), Messrs. Fairnie (hon. sec.), Reg Coxall, E. K. McComb, H. Morrison, H. McComb, J. D. Jennings, J. L. Pratt, S. Lawrey, and W. C. Young.

The minutes of the last meeting, held on 30th April of last year, were read and confirmed. The secretary pointed out that at the meeting referred to a deputation was appointed to wait on the council, asking that a loan of £2000 be raised for park improvements.

He had never been advised as to the result of that deputation.

Cr. Oates said the council, after hearing the deputation, decided to borrow the money, and “it stopped at that.”

Mr. Pratt said he was a member of the deputation. The council received the proposal very favorably, and assured the deputation that £2000 would be borrowed for park improvements. The speaker did not know if the money was ever borrowed. Nothing has been seen of it.

Cr. Oates: The council agreed to

borrow but apparently no steps were taken to raise the money.

Mr. Jennings: Who takes steps?

Cr. Oates: The officers.

Mr; Lawrey: Were the finances of the council not too bad?

Cr. Oates: No; nothing of that.

Mr. Pratt: Does the resolution still hold good?

Cr. Oates: I suppose it does.

Mr. Fairnie: As secretary of this committee, I know nothing of the council’s decision. I would have been only too pleased to assist. This committee has been in existence for two years. It is time some enthusiasm was shown.

Mr. E. K. McComb said the Football Club had been trying for two years to get an improved oval. The club had expended £17 or £18 trying to make the ground playable, and now a gentleman of the town had sent a cheque for £200 to the Football Club to improve the oval. The club hoped to add another £60 to that amount.

The improvements should be fixed up straight away. They could never expect to have football finals played at Frankston unless the oval was improved, and that meant a big loss to Frankston business people.

Mr. Pratt referred to the Melville oval at Hamilton, where provision was made for football, tennis, bowls, and croquet. He would like to see something similar in the Frankston park.

The revenue from the various clubs would provide maintenance and not cost the council one penny.


Frankston District High School

The Advisory Committee of the Frankston District High School held its usual monthly meeting on Wednesday night. The chairman (Mr. P. Wheeler) presiding over a full attendance of members, with the exception of the district inspector.

After the minutes had been read the chairman reported that with some other members of the committee, he had visited the Dandenong High School and had been received very courteously by the head teacher (Mr. Langford) who had shown the visitors all round the school and had explained all matters relating thereto, and, as a result, he (the chairman) had visited the department with regard to the supplying of the lockers.

He also reported that two men had been put on to clear the land to the value of £10, and that twenty-one tons of wood had been cut and sold for £8 on the ground.

The correspondence which followed, showed that as a result of the chairman’s visit, the department were going to supply the lockers direct.

The question of further clearing of the ground was held in abeyance until the ground plan of the building had been received.

An offer having been submitted to the committee by the Mornington Girl Guides to give a concert in aid of the funds of the High School on Tuesday, July 15, was accepted with thanks, a small committee being appointed to arrange details.

The chairman reported, that with regard to the public meeting of parents and others, owing to a meeting of ladies having been convened

to try and raise funds for the fire brigade, he had, with the secretary, decided it would be better to wait a little while, so that we would not clash with this most deserving object.

It was also decided to call a meeting of parents and friends with a view to deciding what were the best steps to take to raise a school fund. This will be held, in all probability, ***

WE are pleased to be able to announce that Master Ian Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Evans, of Dandenong Road, who recently sustained a severe cut in his leg, is getting along well.


MISS Edna Lovett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lovett, who had the misfortune to break her arm some time back, has made a good recovery, the splints having been removed during the past week.


MR. F. White, of the railway station staff, Preston, is at present relieving at Frankston, in the absence of Porter Maloney. Mr. White, who is a returned soldier, saw strenuous service with the 7th Battalion, and as several of his one-time comrades in-arms belong to Frankston, he is looking forward to meeting them once again.


WE are pleased to be able to state that Mr. A. B. Morris, of Playne street, Frankston, who is at present in a hospital in Melbourne, still continues to improve, and hopes are now entertained of a complete recovery.


WE are pleased to be able to an-

nounce that Mrs. Morgan, wife of Mr. R. Morgan, of Young Street, Frankston, who has been seriously ill, is now showing a marked improvement in her condition, and it is sincerely hoped that the improvement will continue.


Frankston Police Court Tuesday, June 24, 1924. Before Messrs. J. W. Smith, P.M. (chairman), C. W. Grant, C. Gray, P. Wheeler and J. Brown, J.sP. The case of Galt v. Jolly, re erection of dividing fence, which was adjourned for two months, again came up for hearing, the only appearance being that of Mr. J. B. Jolly, who stated that the fence on his side had been erected. The case was therefore struck out.

In the matter of Galt v. Campbell, there being no appearance of either party, this case was also struck out.

Gertrude Puckle asked for an order to be ‘made for the payment of £21/7/-. Mr. W. S. Cook appeared for Mrs. Puckle. It appears that on the 17/9/1/23 an order was made for the amount of £23/7./-. Since then only £2 had been paid, although a letter had been written promising to pay at the rate of £1 per week.

After hearing the evidence, an order was made for the payment of £21/7/- and £2/16/6 costs or two months’ imprisonment.

Payments to be made at the rate of £1 per week, the first to be made on July 1,


From the pages of the Frankston and Somerville Standard, 25 & 27 Jun 1924

Automotive Services Guide


Tigers sink teeth into Mt Eliza, Stonecats smash Sorrento



DROMANA emerged victorious from their top-of-the-table clash against Mt Eliza last weekend.

The ladder-leading Tigers travelled to Emil Madsen Reserve to take on second-placed Mt Eliza on Saturday. The Redlegs kicked out to an early lead, and were on top throughout the first half. At the main break, Mt Eliza led by 10 points.

Dromana booted five goals in the third term to kick their way back into contention. They went four points ahead in the third term, and managed to hold on for the win.

A late goal helped Dromana seal an 8.7 (55) to 9.14 (68) win. Jake Aarts was at his usual best for the Tigers - he scored four goals. Billy Guerts also had a great game.

Frankston YCW put on a show for their home fans on Saturday. They decimated Sorrento by 116 points.

Sorrento were dominated from the outset by the ruthless Stonecats - the Sharks managed to score just three goals for the game. Frankston YCW won 21.11 (137) to 3.3 (21).

Riley D’Arcy scored five of Frankston YCW’s goals. Joshua Patullo, Luca Goonan, Patrick Bloink, Brenton Lambert, and Toby Cavanagh were named their best.

Red Hill worked hard to pick up a two-goal win over Frankston Bombers on Saturday. Langwarrin beat Pines comfortably at Eric Bell Reserve, and Rosebud got the win over Mornington at Olympic Park to close out the round.


PEARCEDALE picked up a big win over Chelsea at home on Saturday.

Chelsea have been among the best teams in Division Two this season. They came into the match last weekend with just one loss to their name for 2024.

Pearcedale took control early, and booted the first five goals of the game. Chelsea were able to recover and stop the run of momentum, but the damage was already done.

Pearcedale finished up 27 point winners over Chelsea 11.14 (80) to 7.11 (53). Mitchell Davis and Brett Eddy each contributed three goals to the Seagulls’ total.

Edithvale-Aspendale locked up top spot with a dominant 112 point win over Seaford on Saturday.

Edi-Asp beat Seaford 2.9 (21) to 19.19 (133). The win put them a game clear on top of the ladder.

Devon Meadows bounced back from

the previous week’s loss to Crib Point by beating Bonbeach last Saturday. The Panthers won easily 14.16 (100) to 4.6 (30).

Crib Point have continued their good run of form. The Magpies smashed Rye by 80 points at Crib Point Recreation Reserve.

Tyabb and Somerville picked up comfortable wins over Hastings and Karingal respectively in the final games of the round.


SEAFORD held on to beat Karingal in a thriller on Saturday afternoon.

Karingal raced out to an early lead at RF Miles Reserve. They led by two goals at quarter-time, but couldn’t keep up the momentum. By half-time, Seaford had crawled ahead by a point. They stretched their

lead to eight points by the three-quarter-time break, and held on in the final quarter to wrap up the win.

Seaford beat Karingal 7.4 (46) to 6.2 (38).

A seven-goal haul from Hayley Monk was the highlight of the Mornington White vs Mornington Blue match on Friday night.

Mornington Blue emerged from the intra-club derby with a comfortable victory. They won 23.23 (161) to 1.1 (7).

Monk was awesome - she finished up with seven goals for the night. Anna McGlade and Eliza Snehotta scored four each.

Warragul Industries picked up another win on Saturday evening. They beat Pearcedale 5.1 (31) to 10.9 (69) away from home.

Frankston had a bye.



Saturday 29 June, 2pm: Dromana v Pines – Dromana Recreation Reserve

Frankston Bombers v Rosebud – Baxter Park

Mornington v Frankston YCW –Mornington Alexandra Park

Langwarrin v Mt. Eliza – Lloyd Park

Red Hill v Sorrento – Red Hill Recreation Reserve


Saturday 29 June, 2pm: Bonbeach v Somerville – Bonbeach Reserve

Tyabb v Chelsea – Bunguyan Reserve

Crib Point v Seaford – Crib Point Recreation Reserve

Karingal v Devon Meadows –Karingal Football Club

Edithvale-Aspendale v Rye –Edi-Asp Regents Park

Hastings v Pearcedale – Hastings Club


Friday 28 June, 7.30pm: Frankston v Mornington (White) - Kinetic Stadium

Saturday 29 June, 12pm: Pearcedale v Seaford – Pearcedale Recreation Reserve

Sunday 30 June, 2pm:

Warragul Industrials v Mornington (Blue) – Western Park

Buds bloom: Rosebud clinched an 18 point win over Mornington. Picture: Alan Dillon
Fish out of water: The Sharks were no match for the Stonecats, smashed by 116 points.
Picture: Craig Barrett


Seagulls sign four, lose two


MORNINGTON has endured a week of upheaval on and off the pitch with four new player signings, a player sacking and a major administrative reshuffle.

Wide midfielder Kane Bentley has rejoined the Seagulls for his third stint at Dallas Brooks Park, striker Joe O’Brien has transferred from Langwarrin, English striker Jack Kimber has been signed from Caboolture Sports FC in Queensland and attacking midfielder Halil Reki has joined from Dandenong South.

Bentley had been working in Dubai, O’Brien was a prolific scorer with WA-based Mandurah City before joining Langwarrin last October while Kimber is a former AFC Rushden & Diamonds player.

O’Brien has to wait for 30 days due to a change in his playing status while Kimber won’t be available until next month for visa reasons.

No doubt all three will be welcome additions to a squad still struggling to trigger a winning run and Saturday’s 3-3 draw with State 1 struggler Collingwood City resulted in the end of Sam Orritt’s second spell at Mornington.

It’s believed that a half-time disagreement with head coach Adam Jamieson led to Orritt being dumped. Neither would comment but Jamieson was hopeful that the new players would have a positive impact.

“Our first half of the year has not been good enough and certainly not up to the standards we have set at Mornington over the last decade,” he said.

“I’m looking at these lads to come in and make a difference and get us back on track.

“We’ve done too many good things over the last few years and I’m not prepared to accept the below-par performances we’ve seen in our first 11 games this season.”

There’s also been a major change off the field with Nick Waite taking over as president from Matt Cameron who has stepped down from the committee for personal reasons.

On Saturday a rollercoaster first half saw Mornington fight back from 2-0 down after 10 minutes to level from a Reki one-on-one with Collingwood keeper Irfan Hrelja and a David Stirton tap-in after his first effort was blocked.

The goalmouth action didn’t stop there.

Collingwood regained the lead through Jordan Heggie in the 36th minute but Orritt capped an excellent team move right on half-time. His superb strike would prove to be the goal that earned the visitors a point and his parting gesture to the club as he didn’t appear after the interval.

In VPL1 Langwarrin controlled long periods of Friday night’s Lawton Park clash with Werribee City running out a 3-1 winner.

The visitors have the worst defensive record in the league and two goals in four minutes from Langy striker Archie Macphee highlighted their ineptitude at the back.

In the 18th minute Luke Goulding got clear on the right and squared the ball to the near post where Macphee effected a simple tap-in for the opener. In the 22nd minute Werribee had multiple chances to clear as the ball pinballed about the penalty area before falling to an unmarked Macphee a few metres out from goal and he

had no problem slamming it home to make it 2-0.

A Tom Youngs classic was a game highlight.

In the 79th minute a superb interpassing move released Youngs on the left.

He motored inside the area then slotted a right-foot strike just inside the far post.

Werribee’s sole reply came in the final minute of normal time from substitute Mark Offeh’s low shot on the turn.

In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers produced a dominant display in Saturday’s 3-0 away win over Greater Dandenong.

Strikers led within 15 minutes when Cooper Andrews played a delightful through ball for Campbell Steedman to swoop and he cooly slotted home with a left-foot strike.

Shortly after the home side was reduced to 10 men following a reckless challenge on Andrews from Muhammad Ali that earned a straight red.

Strikers had bossed the contest in the first half and in the second half they dominated possession.

They went further ahead following a brilliant through ball from Wayne Gordon that synced perfectly with Tom Wood’s run and Wood buried his chance in the bottom corner.

A couple of minutes later and it was 3-0 after a nice interchange down the left released Andrews whose cutback met the run of Steedman and he swept the ball into the far corner with his left foot.

Skye United lost its eighth game this season when going down 2-1 at home to Chisholm United on Friday night.

The scoreline could have been worse for the locals if not for the performance of goalkeeper Steve Hadjikakou.

Daniel Attard came off the bench and scored for Skye in the 92nd minute.

In State 3 news Frankston Pines won its first game of the season with a 2-1 away win over Middle Park on Saturday.

Cassius Delaney and Rafael Ghunaim were on target for Pines who hope that the result kick-starts its season.

This weekend Pines faces another away game when it takes on a Dandenong South outfit with just three wins

to its name.

In State 4 news Chelsea was the only local side to grab any points last weekend following a 3-0 away win over Brighton.

Chelsea’s goals all came in the first half with Daniel Vella opening the scoring in the 13th minute after good work by Jake Ross and a cross that presented Vella with an easy finish.

In the 27th minute Daniel Lewis headed home following a pinpoint Adam Bartosy cross and Lewis turned provider right on half-time when he set up Ross for another headed goal.

Mentone was no match for titlechasing Monash University going down 5-0 at home last weekend while Somerville Eagles lost 5-2 away to Springvale City with Howie Anderson and Max Watson scoring for the Eagles.

The surprise of the round was Baxter’s 2-0 home loss to relegationthreatened Sandown Lions.

Baxter started off with three at the back and struggled defensively from the outset much to the enjoyment of Math Thowat who was given far too much space on Sandown’s right.

A superbly struck Roy Ruea volley opened Sandown’s account after five minutes and it took 20 minutes for the home side to reorganise and switch to a back four.

By then though the rot had set in and when former Baxter player Sunday Kim tucked away a poor attempt from Baxter keeper Jarrod Nardino to palm clear from a corner in the 36th minute the home side faced a huge challenge.

But it wasn’t up to it despite creating multiple chances especially in the second half.

What was really damning for the locals was the lack of commitment and poor workrate of many of their players in this dismal display.

In State 5 news a goal avalanche resulted in Aspendale’s stunning 10-1 home win over Pakenham United on Saturday.

Koray Yildirim had a day out with four goals, Gianluca Bozzo nabbed a brace and Matthew Bruce, Felix Hampson, Taylan Yildirim and Dom Paul also grabbed a slice of the action. It was game over by half-time with Aspendale leading 6-0.

Rosebud and FC Noble Hurricanes shared the points when drawing 1-1

in their top-of-the-table clash at Alex Nelson Reserve on Saturday.

Rosebud was without a couple of key players in Barney Johnson (injured) and Nathan Yole (overseas) but welcomed back Dave Greening after his recent haul of medals representing Australia in athletics.

Rosebud had the better of the early exchanges with Mark Pagliarulo holding the ball up well and Davis Markulin and Caleb Davies a constant threat out wide.

As the half progressed the Hurricanes became more of a threat especially from set pieces and it was from a set piece in the 37th minute from which a goalmouth scramble developed and Jaxon Van Ette pounced to put the home side ahead.

Rosebud coach Stuart Johnson made changes to his line-up at half time bringing on Greening and recent signing Jack Wyer.

Rosebud keeper Colin McCormack came to the rescue on three occasions as the visitors kept pressing for an equaliser.

It came in the 77th minute when a Doug Cunnison free-kick was flicked on and Greening reacted ahead of Hurricanes keeper Elvis Almovski to tap the ball home from point-blank range.

Soon after Greening broke free and scored what would have been the winner if not for the home team’s linesman flagging for offside in a decision roundly condemned by the Rosebud bench and supporters.

Seaford beat bottom side Cleeland United 4-1 on Friday night at Thomas P Carroll Reserve.

The visitors led after 10 minutes when Naseer Mohammad was brought down inside the area.

Michael Nobbs’ conversion attempt was saved but Matt Cobbs scored from the rebound for his first senior goal for Seaford.

The lead was doubled when Backy Barakzoi won the ball and smashed it home from the edge of the box and Logan Johnston made it 3-0 in the 32nd minute after a Cobbs assist.

The hosts hit back in the second half through George Madul but Seaford substitute Abraham Lueth’s looping header from a Nobbs freekick completed the scoreline.

Mount Eliza defeated visitor Bunyip District 3-2 at Emil Madsen Reserve on Saturday.

The star of the show was Mount Eliza hat-trick hero Austin

In the 8th minute Mcewen’s pace led to the opener with a well-placed strike and seven minutes later it was 2-0.

Yodish Jagatheson won possession in midfield then found Mcewen out wide on the left who cut inside onto his right foot and struck a low shot past Bunyip keeper Kieran Lenders. Bunyip hit back in the 25th minute when a long ball eluded home team captain Callum Drysdale and Mark Comini finished from a one-on-one with Mount Eliza keeper Luke Armao.

It was 3-1 in the 56th minute when a Ray Amiri through ball set up Mcewen for his hat-trick but the striker was subbed immediately after tweaking a hamstring.

In the 87th minute Bunyip’s Luke Jeric converted from the penalty spot after a manhandling infringement was given following a corner. That set up a tense finish with six minutes of time added but Mount Eliza held firm.

Mount Martha lost 4-1 at home to Barton United on Saturday but all credit to the club’s players and coaching staff for fulfilling the fixture in what was a very emotional day.

Former Mount Martha player Billy Baldwin succumbed to cancer at just 22 years old and the club paid their respects to him and the Baldwin family and friends.

The scoreline seemed inconsequential but for the record David Jones scored for the Mariners.


Friday 28 June, 8.30pm: Springvale City v Baxter, Ross Reserve

Saturday 29 June, 3pm: Langwarrin v Brunswick City, Lawton Park

Mornington v Eltham Redbacks, Dallas Brooks Park

Skye Utd v Mooroolbark, Skye Recreation Reserve

Knox City v Peninsula Strikers, Egan Lee Reserve

Dandenong South v Frankston Pines, Tatterson Park

Mentone v Somerville Eagles, Mentone Grammar Playing Fields

Lyndale Utd v Chelsea, Lyndale

Secondary College

Aspendale v Barton Utd, Aspendale Gardens Sports Ground

Seaford Utd v Mount Martha, North Seaford Reserve

Mount Eliza v Rosebud, Emil Madsen Reserve

Ins and outs: New Mornington signing Jack Kimber (left) and Sam Orritt who left the club on Saturday. Pictures: David Waring and Robin Smith

Teen fulfills Olympic dream

FRANKSTON teenager Brock Batty has made history by being selected in Australia’s Olympic gymnastics team.

Batty is just 17-years-old. When he competes in Paris he will become the youngest male to ever compete in the Olympic trampoline event.

Batty is a student at Frankston High School. He trains almost daily with the Cheltenham Youth Club.

Last week, Batty’s inclusion in the Olympic team was announced by the Australian Olympic Committee. He said the selection was a dream come true.

“It’s something I’ve honestly thought about every single day since the Olympic dream was born when I started gymnastics,” Batty said. “It’s crazy to think about that it’s actually happening, and I’ll be competing at an Olympics.”

13 gymnasts will travel to Paris to compete for Australia - the team is the largest ever group of gymnasts scheduled to represent Australia at

an Olympic Games. Gymnastics

Australia interim CEO Chris O’Brien said “the 13 athletes selected are a testament to the athlete-centred approach and investment in leadership development by Gymnastics Australia in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Sport, the Australian Olympic Committee, and Commonwealth Games Australia.

“Our team contains an exciting mix of youth and experience from 17-year-old national champions Ruby Pass and Brock Batty to 28-year-old Oceania champion Emma Nedov and we cannot wait to see them shine in front of the rest of the world.”

Frankston High School congratulated Batty on its Facebook page last week. “We are very proud of you, Brock, and I’m sure you will hear us cheering you on from school,” the school posted.

The Olympic Trampoline event will be held at the Bercy Arena on 2 August.

Sudoku and crossword solutions

The Mount Martha Mariners were to strong for Ringwood City’s women’s team winning 6 to 0 in their State League Round 10 match on Sunday at Civic Reserve.
Picture: Craig Barrett

Comfort control with quality design

What makes Living Design Double Glazing one of the best in the uPVC window and door business?

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Some of the Living Design Double Glazing team: Del and Kim Larmour with main fabricator Charlie Craig (Simon’s nephew)

Swimming lessons crucial for all ages

As winter envelops the Mornington Peninsula in its chilly embrace, Yawa Aquatic Centre, renowned as a Platinum Pool accredited by Life Saving Victoria, urges locals to embrace a lifesaving skill: swimming. Amidst alarming statistics from Life Saving Victoria, which report the highest number of drownings in two decades, particularly among older adults and young children, Belgravia Leisure reaffirms its commitment to water safety education—a mission more crucial than ever.

The Life Saving Victoria 2022-2023 Drowning Report reveals stark realities: the Mornington Peninsula holds the unenviable distinction of having Victoria’s highest drowning rate. This sombre fact underscores the critical role of facilities like Yawa Aquatic Centre in not only teaching swimming but also instilling essential water safety practices. According to the report, a significant portion of drownings occur within the victim’s own postcode, emphasizing the local relevance of water safety education. Another troubling trend highlights those individuals aged 65 and older faced a significant increase in fatal drowning incidents compared to the previous decade’s average. This demographic now bears the highest drowning rate, often while engaged in seemingly innocuous activities like walking near water. Such sobering facts underscore the importance of comprehensive water safety training across all age groups.

Leona Parker, recently appointed Aquatic Services Manager, underscores the centre’s dedication to enhancing swim school experiences. “We are focused on bringing consistency and innovation to our programs” she remarked, highlighting Yawa’s proactive approach to not only

offer stroke development but also integrate essential rescue techniques and water safety knowledge into each lesson —critical components echoed in the Victorian Water Safety Certificate requirements. The Victorian Water Safety Certificate is a pivotal initiative by the Victorian Government aimed at equipping primary school children with essential water safety skills. It sets specific competencies that include understanding safety rules across aquatic environments, swimming continuously for 50 metres, performing survival sequences, and demonstrating rescue techniques. This certificate not only reinforces basic swimming proficiency but also instils crucial knowledge in responding to emergencies and staying safe in and around water. By promoting these skills early on, the certificate plays a crucial

role in reducing drowning incidents and fostering a culture of water safety among our community’s youth.

The certificate, a crucial initiative by the State Government, mandates specific competencies in water safety, rescue skills, and swimming proficiency by the end of primary school. Jayde Summers, Yawa’s Schools Coordinator, champions the integration of water safety into local educational curriculum. With a robust school program and initiatives like dry water safety sessions, Jayde aims to equip young minds with life-saving knowledge from an early age. Jayde is currently working alongside local schools to meet the requirements of the certificate.

“Our commitment to excellence is evident in our continuous staff training,” shares Yawa’s new Aquatic Services Coordinator,

David Petty. He highlights the personal development initiatives for swim teachers, noting Di Whitelaw’s recent accolade as the recipient of the National Austswim Teacher of Adults Award—an accolade that reflects Yawa’s dedication to fostering top-tier instruction for people of all ages. Swimming transcends seasons at Yawa. It is not just a summer pastime, but a vital skill set that saves lives. As we navigate through winter in a community affected by high drowning rates, embracing swimming lessons becomes a proactive step towards preparing for the upcoming summer months—a time when waterrelated activities surge, and the risks can be high. Yawa Aquatic Centre offers classes Monday to Friday 9am – 12pm and 4pm – 7pm, and on weekends between 8am – 1pm. Classes are available for infants from 6 months of age all the way through to adults, catering to all swimming abilities and confidence levels.

In addition to its comprehensive programs, Belgravia Leisure extends community benefits through GOswim memberships, offering reciprocal access to neighbouring facilities Pelican Park Recreation Centre and Crib Point Pool. This initiative enhances community engagement and ensures broader access to essential aquatic venues.

For more information on Yawa’s programs and the Victorian Water Safety Certificate, visit or contact them on 03 5983 6000.

Yawa Aquatic Centre, 100 Besgrove Street, Rosebud 3939

This article blends factual data from the Life Saving Victoria 2022-2023 Drowning Report with insights from Yawa Aquatic Centre’s leadership team, emphasizing the importance of swimming lessons in combating rising drowning rates on the Mornington Peninsula. You can access these reports through the Life Saving Victoria website: research/victorian-drowning-reports/ photos: supplied

Lucky’s Deli have been located in Frankston for over 40 years and are known for the highest quality produce sourced from around the world at the lowest prices. When entering the premises the wonderful aromas will delight you. Freshly made coffee, toasted sandwiches and cakes are popular with shoppers as they relax in the casual dining area. Lucky’s Deli is known by locals as the destination for the best selection of gourmet meats, cheeses, olives, coffee, pasta and more.

Owners Lucky & Nella have created a family business providing the community with good old fashioned service, expert advice and a welcoming smile.

Lucky says “It was very tough for us both in the early days, Nella was raising two children while still working in the shop. The business would not be where it is today with her, she is the backbone of the business”. Whether you’re after meat for sandwiches or putting on a family feast, a visit to Lucky’s Deli will be a worthwhile exercise and the low prices will amaze you. They are also wholesale suppliers to local shops and restaurants.

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Helping to maintain an independent life

Westernport Mobility have long specialised in the sale and repair of mobility scooters and home mobility products, and have now introduced a whole new range of living aids.

Proof that a good business is constantly growing and keeping with the times, Westernport Mobility have expanded into health care products for the home.

Owner Ray Percival says it’s part of providing a wider service to the community. “We now have lift chairs, which are ideal for when people have had operations like hip replacements. They might need a lift chair temporarily after surgery, or they might need one full time in their home,” says Ray.

“At Westernport Mobility, you can either hire or buy depending on your needs.”

Also included in the new range are products to help those with rheumatism. “We have jar and bottle openers, and other home aids like special cutlery for those with arthritis, that help people maintain an independent life,” says Ray.

At Westernport Mobility, it’s all about supplying products that make it easier for everyday living. You can buy or hire most

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Ideas By The Bay is where you’ll find gifts to cover all of life’s occasions, from engagements and weddings, to housewarmings, baby gifts and birthdays

Of course, we do well in stocking items that you just have to have because you love it, with no occasion in mind. We also have a great focus on celebrating Australian flora and fauna, including both homewares and souvenirs, both of which you would be happy to have in your home, or see in a friend’s. We are passionate about Australian made products and try where

we can to source and stock work from our talented Aussie makers. This has been a particular passion and point of pride for the shop for these last twelve years. Come in with a bit of time to browse, as we have a very eclectic collection of treasures, where you’ll discover something different and unique. See us in store for friendly service with a smile or check out our website to peruse our goods at your leisure.

Ideas By The Bay 79 Main Street, Mornington. Phone 5977 0708

The best kept secret on the Peninsula

Lorraine Pullar has created a pleasurable shopping experience for customers over the 39 years that she has operated Bayside Shoes.

Customers can leisurely browse an extensive range of quality brands of footwear for women, men and children or receive specialist shoe fitting assistance if desired.

She has successfully managed and grown the business during economic downturns, the pandemic and major structural changes within the footwear industry by listening to her customers and adapting to the changing footwear environment quickly and effectively.

Collaborating with local medical and allied health care professionals, Bayside Shoes staff offer a professional footwear fitting service with a compassionate understanding of the foot difficulties that their customers need help with, as well as ensure that they get the right footwear size, width and support.

There is also plenty of fun and laughter with customers as they browse the extensive range of European, American and Asian footwear brands for work, travel, exercise or that special occasion. To complement the footwear, Bayside Shoes also offers an extensive range of women’s clothing and accessories with change room facilities available.

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Bayside Shoes also offers the largest range of footwear with sizes for women Euro 35 to 45 and men Euro 39 to 50 on the Mornington Peninsula.

Bayside Shoes are located at 103 Railway Pde, Seaford and has wheelchair access with free and disability parking near to its store entrance. They’re open 10am to 5pm weekdays and 10am to 3.30pm on Saturdays.

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Visit our showroom to view timber species and coatings with ideas and advice from our knowledgeable team

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Durable, beautiful and unique

Southern Timber Floors located on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula specialises in the supply, installation and finishing of solid and engineered timber flooring. Since our inception in 2005, Southern Timber Floors has built a reputation as one of the true market leaders in all aspects of timber flooring.

We only source timber products from proven suppliers who work with us to provide sustainably sourced and kiln dried flooring products, meeting PEFC, AFS + FSC certification. We provide either a supply only service or deliver the complete flooring solution for our clients. When completing a timber flooring project, we manage the entire process giving our customers peace of mind. We pride ourselves on our first-class service and professionalism. We can provide a solid timber floor to most sub floors including existing timber floors, concrete slabs, chipboard and traditional bearers and joists. Our Engineered floors can also be installed over a variety of sub floors.

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