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Peninsula’s split personality WHAT is the official identity of the Mornington Peninsula? Is it part of metropolitan Melbourne or one of Victoria’s regions? Or will it sit somewhere more comfortably in between? Mornington Peninsula Shire thinks “periregional” might be the best description. Residents will have their chance to comment in October, but after the bureaucrats and consultants have had their say. “Shire seeks metro break with benefits” Page 8 Picture: Gary Sissons

Action plan to stamp out harassment Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au SEXUAL harassment training will be mandatory for all Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors and staff. While the training will take place online, existing face-to-face training will be reviewed to make sure it is tailored to workplace risk factors. Staff will be able to make complaints anonymously and quarterly case studies of sexual harassment complaints will be made to ensure records and actions are appropriate and to identify any trends. There will be an increase in the availability and specialised training for managers.

The plan adopted unanimously at council’s Tuesday 27 July meeting aims to prevent, and respond to, sexual harassment within local government. The plan - basically updating one adopted by the shire in March 2018 followed an audit by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) which examined whether municipal councils provided workplaces that are free from sexual harassment. The audit was tabled in Parliament in December 2020. The VAGO audit looked at the prevalence and nature of sexual harassment in councils, their policies, training and communication, and the effectiveness of complaint handling. Five councils were audited, and a local government-wide survey was conducted with responses from council

employees and councillors from across 75 municipalities. The shire was not audited but participated in the survey. People and culture manager Kelly Gillies said the VAGO report made 11 recommendations for all Victorian councils in the areas of understanding the prevalence of sexual harassment, prevention of and response to sexual harassment and councillors. She said the shire’s action plan responded to these findings and had been endorsed by the executive team. The plan calls for the collection of information on the prevalence and nature of sexual harassment in recognition that the onus should be on the organisation to change workplace culture rather than the complainant. The action plan commits council to

preventing and eliminating sexual harassment, sex discrimination and victimisation in its policies, strategies and decisions. “It is up to us to lead and set the tone,” Cr Kerri McCafferty said. “This [plan] won’t eliminate sexual harassment, but it will help set up pro-active measures. “People shouldn't have to bear the burden. In the VAGO Report we see discrepancies between the numbers of people who have experienced it and those who report it [because] of fear they won't be believed; for fear of losing their job, or because the process is worse than the event. “We should be implementing an anonymous complaints program [and] doing our best to eliminate it entirely.”

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Shire declines to dive in for Yawa money Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A MOVE by Cr David Gill to push the state government to overturn its refusal to contribute towards the cost of the Yawa aquatic centre at Rosebud was knocked back at last week’s council meeting. Cr Gill had wanted the council to write to Nepean MP Chris Brayne and government ministers asking that they provide money from its municipal pool fund “as it was the first time that this source of funding wasn’t used to help finance a municipal pool”. Cr Gill also wanted a government loan for the pool to be converted to a grant to “help offset the repayment burden on local ratepayers on a tourist facility for all Victorians where ratepayers are already contributing about $50 million”. He said Mr Brayne “would be welcome to make an announcement on this grant in his speech at the opening of Yawa”. Cr Gill told Tuesday 27 July council meeting that “now is the time for hardedged advocacy” in the lead-up to the November 2022 state election. “The public should be aware of the lack of funding [for the aquatic centre],” he said. “Let’s put pressure on the state government to save ratepayers’ money.” Cr Antonella Celi agreed the shire “needs to strongly position itself” for any money. “I don’t support Cr Gill’s notice of

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire councillors have turned down a suggestion that they lobby Nepean MP Chris Brayne, above, to retrospectively get state government money towards the Yawa aquatic centre at Rosebud. Picture: Yanni motion but am glad he raised it,” she said. Crs Gill and Celi are the two remaining members of the previous council, while seven first-termers include the mayor Cr Despi O’Connor and deputy mayor Cr Sarah Race. In what is developing as an “usand-them” voting bloc, Cr Race said the lack of government grants was a “legacy issue” that should have been dealt with by the previous council. “I’m not sure why we didn’t get

funding, but it should have been raised by them,” she said. Cr Kerri McCafferty said Cr Gill’s motion was politically motivated. “We should be developing sound relationships with ministers.” “Cr Gill is in the [The News] described as the worst mayor in Australia and for harassing Mr Brayne in the street (“Spoiler alert as MP ‘meet and greets’” The News 12/7/21). “We need to advocate together and not just make a political point. We

need more class in our notices of motion, but this is just political and I am saddened to see it.” Cr Anthony Marsh described Cr Gill’s move as “political nonsense”. “It seeks to embarrass but does more harm than good,” he said. Cr Gill said “swinging seats” on the peninsula made it the right time to “go in hard for the community”. “I think Frankston got $20 million for their Peninsula Aquatic Centre while we got $5 million from the fed-

eral government and nothing from the state government,” he said. “We were dudded. Soft advocacy doesn’t work… we’ve got to learn the political game and hard advocacy means making it public instead of putting out the begging bowl.” Major projects manager Davey Smith said the council submitted funding applications to the state and federal governments through the Building Better Regions Fund ($10 million) and the Sport and Recreation Victoria Better Pools Fund ($3 million) in 2018. “Neither of these applications was successful, with the project not in the geographical inclusion zone that the BBRF fund caters for,” he said. “However, the application triggered a $5 million grant as a result of the advocacy from [Flinders MP Greg Hunt] through the Community Development Grants Program. “The unsuccessful SRV application was accompanied by advice from Sport and Recreation Victoria that the shire’s application to the Better Pools Category … was a very high ranking application. “Feedback provided was that a high level of project readiness was demonstrated, it was well-aligned with the criteria of the program and the quality of our application was very high. “The reason … the shire did not secure the Better Pools grant … was that a decision was made not to fund any of the projects in [that] category for just this particular round of grants.”

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Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au THE onset of the latest COVID-19 restrictions proved heartbreaking for two “outsider artists” who were looking forward to staging a joint exhibition at & Gallery, Sorrento. The outsider artists – or artists with disabilities – Robert Croft and Jonathan Thompson had been working hard to prepare works for the exhibition which closed just one day after being open to the public. Neither even got to see their works on display. “The gallery is looking at its calendar of future exhibitions with a view to shifting dates so this exhibition can be extended and the opening event can be held when safe to do so,” & Gallery director Julie Collins said. “The opening will also feature music by the band Croake, of which Robert is a member, so we all hope we are able to hold the opening at some stage. “A catalogue is available with all works for sale and we hope these amazing works find their way into private and public collections. It would be great if the federal-government-supported Art Bank and backed more outsider artists by collecting them.” Ms Collins said she visited artist Mark Cuthbertson’s studio late last year where she came across the artists’ work. “As mentor to both artists, Mark has allowed Robert to express himself on a larger scale, and give Jonathan the opportunity to explore

Missing out: & Gallery staff member Cash Brown with the “outsider” artists’ work. Picture: Yanni

more sculptural materials and possibilities,” she said. Ms Collins said that as outsider artists, their creativity is “unrestrained, a display of delight that is honest, raw, unfiltered, and joyous”. Shge said Croft gave a tactile quality to his work. “No matter what medium he uses, [he] delights in the colour, texture, and rhythm of application. “The layers of colour and texture

[he] achieves through his processes demonstrate the instinctual nature of this Artist. “An industrious worker, Robert draws reference from still life and the printed image; but mainly and most effectively, his inspiration comes from the pure joy of creating.” Ms Collins said Thompson had 20 years’ experience working across a variety of mediums and techniques. “Drawing inspiration from the

everyday, from family, friends and online, he redefines and reshapes his ideas, through his unique processes. Jonathan creates art that seeks to question and provoke a response from the viewer.” She said & Gallery was “honoured to be able to showcase their work to a wider audience, giving them the opportunity to be acknowledged for their commitment to their creativity.” Visit &galleryaustralia.net

A PILOT climate change community action grants program is being set up by Mornington Peninsula Shire to help it reach net zero emissions by 2040. “Reaching that target is a huge challenge and we cannot achieve it alone,” the mayor Cr Despi O'Connor said last week. “We need our community to work with us to foster behaviour change, share knowledge and reduce carbon emissions across the peninsula.” The pilot grants program will finance not-for-profit community groups, charities, schools, business associations, social enterprises and small businesses working on projects that help the shire reach its climate emergency goals. It offers grants of $1000-$5000 for smaller projects and up to $10,000 for larger projects. Applications must align to one or more of the seven summits in the shire’s climate emergency plan. Examples of eligible projects include support for leaders in the community to be trained in how to best address climate anxiety; support for a community event highlighting the need to act on climate change; a behaviour change project encouraging more people to use active transport rather than cars for short trips; a project that increases the resilience of our natural environment; a trial of innovative technology reducing carbon emissions, especially those that support local industries and businesses, and a project supporting vulnerable communities to be more resilient to climate impacts, such as extreme weather. Grant applications close 5pm, Wednesday 4 August. Details: mornpen.vic.gov.au/climategrant

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Celebrating with VIEW THANK you for the Music and black and white with a touch of red made up the theme at Mornington VIEW Club’s 27th birthday at Mornington Golf Club, 25 June. Singer Cindy Antulov entertained, and raffle prizes were donated by traders. The door prize was a birthday cake won by Pam Benjafield who was celebrating her birthday on the day. Due to COVID-19 restrictions numbers were limited but a good day was enjoyed by all, publicity officer Margaret Briggs said. Mornington VIEW Club is the fundraising arm of The Smith Family to support disadvantaged school children. New members welcome. Call 0410 486 204 or 0417 528 243.

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Voices raised classical way THE mostly senior-aged members of Southern Peninsula Choir have combined with Mornington Peninsula Shire to encourage younger voices to take up classical singing. The shire-backed Raising Our Voices project saw Charlotte Carr sing her way to an $800 classical music scholarship. The choir’s music director Antony Ransome said Raising Our Voices helped strengthen the peninsula’s only classical choir, formerly known as the Southern Peninsula Inter-Church Choir. “Members are predominantly retirees, and the choir is in a redevelopment phase due to core members

having retired or moved away.” Mr Ransome said a committee had been formed to “lead the choir into a stronger, more sustainable and inclusive model”. The Raising Our Voices project would include promotional and educational activities “to build stronger links with community”. Mr Ransome said the scholarship could be used to help the winner finance their musical education and was awarded on an assessment performance of one solo piece chosen by the student from the 2020-21 VCE Music Prescribed List (Classical) and one piece as part of an ensemble with the choir.


Shire given earlier ‘no’ to foreign land ownership FEDERAL and state departments are being asked to reconsider earlier “informal” advice to Mornington Peninsula Shire Council officers that details of foreign ownership of land on the peninsula cannot be disclosed. The shire’s request for land ownership details also includes a suggestion that the state and federal governments consider establishing a database of foreign owned land. Chief financial officer Bulent Oz said the initial request for foreign owned land details in January had been “denied on the basis of sensitivity”. The information had been sought in case a notice of motion lodged by Cr David for discussion at the 27 January council meeting was adopted. However, the motion was defeated, and no further moves were made to find out more about who owns land on the peninsula. Mr Oz said government bodies approached with the ”informal” request included the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), FIRB (Foreign Investment Review Board), Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Foreign Affairs department. Six months later at their 13 July meeting

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Shire seeks metro break with benefits Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au MONEY and planning are behind the latest motivations to reassess the status of the Mornington Peninsula. Officially designated as part of metropolitan Melbourne, the peninsula is regarded as being regional when it comes to some services, such as fire protection from the Country Fire Authority. This split identification can also mean that Mornington Peninsula Shire is prohibited from applying for some federal and state government grants.

However, if the shire is officially regarded as regional, it would lose the protection of green wedge planning restrictions. The solution being sought by the shire is for the peninsula to go half way and be designated peri-regional and, hopefully, retain most of the benefits of being metropolitan. The shire will by October seek the opinions of peninsula residents through an online poll. Advocacy facilitator Emma Lindsay, in a report to council’s 13 July meeting, said that “the debate surrounding the current metropolitan classification … is a complex issue including signifi-

cant planning, land use and administrative implications”. “Most of our community are not aware of the complexities involved beyond COVID lockdown, which necessitate careful analysis and consideration, beyond a yes or no vote,” Ms Lindsay said. There has been widespread anger from residents faced with the same restrictions during lockdowns as those imposed on metropolitan Melbourne. Ms Lindsay - who described the peninsula as having a hybrid urban and rural character - cautioned councillors against pushing for a change in the peninsula’s status until it had “a

clear advocacy position, informed and validated by external and independent research”. A timetable would be “dictated” through negotiations “with the successful company procured, to deliver supporting external data”. “At this point, the shire will be in a better position to share the reasons for our proposed way forward with the community, so they can make an informed decision about their view.” Ms Lindsay said a peri-urban group of councils had successfully persuaded the state government to let them access the Growing Suburbs Fund. “This advocacy approach looks be-

yond our metropolitan status to address the unique mix of urban and regional challenges across the Mornington Peninsula, while potentially preserving the Green Wedge Zone and avoiding other significant financial costs to the shire,” Ms Lindsay said. “The external support will further inform our case for access to regional Victoria funding, where clear and comparable regional issues exist. “This will help enable the local tourism and agricultural sectors to reach their full economic potential, where they are currently overlooked by metropolitan focused funds.”

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IN its response to the 2021-22 state budget, the Committee for Mornington Peninsula said being classified metropolitan “frequently disadvantages our residents, businesses and communities without providing the standards that metropolitan designation should confer”. “For example, reduced levels of payroll and property taxes are available to regional areas, but are denied to the Mornington Peninsula, whereas the peninsula does not benefit from metropolitan standards state government funding for education providers, public transport links or hospital services.” The committee said that since 2019 it had been “advocating for the chronic disparity in public funding between the Mornington Peninsula and our regional neighbours to be addressed”. “This year’s Victorian budget has not only seen the usual funding shortfall between the Mornington Peninsula and our regional neighbours, but our metropolitan neighbours as well.” In his July online Nepean Community Update Nepean Labor MP Chris Brayne has urged “all locals … to get out and support local businesses who have been doing it really tough”. “If you know of a business that needs help or has any questions about the new rules or what grants and support they may be entitled to, please get in touch with me.” To contact Mr Brayne call 5986 6661 or email chris.brayne@parliament.vic. gov.au.

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TWO more level crossings are set to be removed along the Frankston train line, in addition to the 18 already announced. The state government has named 10 more level crossings which it will remove statewide by 2025. They include Parkers Road in Parkdale and Warrigal Road in Mentone. The preferred solution for the project is to build rail bridges between Mentone and Parkdale. The plans would also see a new station built at Parkdale. Taxpayers will end up paying around $3 billion on all of the works taking place on the Frankston line. Eight stations have been built and 13 level crossings have been removed so far. Five more new stations and seven more level crossing removals are still to come. Premier Daniel Andrews said “we promised to remove 50 level crossings by 2022 and we’re more than a year ahead of schedule. It’s an incredible achievement that has created jobs, reduced congestion on our roads and opened up space for more trains, more often. Instead of just finishing early, we’re going to do more – getting rid of more crossings, creating more jobs and making more communities safer.” Transport minister Jacinta Allan said “every Victorian knows the dinging sound of boom gates coming down and the frustration that comes with it, that’s why we’re getting rid of them – saving lives, easing congestion and getting you home sooner. Brodie Cowburn


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we can perform surgery with the minimally invasive approach more often, expanding what is possible using the keyhole approach,” Dr Pilgrim said. “There are areas of the liver that you can get to with the robot that you just can’t get to with traditional laparoscopic surgery. The instruments give you more flexibility to give more precise directions in hard-to-reach areas.” Peninsula Private CEO Michelle Henderson said the patient was able to receive all of her cancer treatment close to home, without having to travel into Melbourne. “We have a fantastic team of spe-

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THE Bass Park Trust met last Thursday (29 July) but did not invite Mornington Peninsula Shire’s nominated representative, Cr Anthony Marsh. The online Zoom meeting was, however, attended by Cr David Gill, as he has done for the past four and a half years. Cr Marsh, a Briars Ward councillor (Mount Eliza, Mornington and Mount Martha), successfully nominated himself for the position in June, saying it was “important all councillors are active all over the municipality”. Cr Gill, whose Red Hill Ward includes Flinders Golf Course which is on land managed by the Bass Park Trust, told The News that Cr Marsh wanted the position “just as a way of getting at me”. Cr Gill said he had been “an invited guest” at last week’s meeting of the trust. “Marsh didn’t go [online] - he wasn’t invited,” Cr Gill said. Cr Marsh reported to council’s 13 July meeting that he was “excited” that his application was being progressed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (“Marsh ‘excited’ by trust ‘progress’” The News 27/7/21). After last week’s trust meeting Cr Gill said DELWP “can’t wait to get rid of me and get Marsh on”. Cr Gill said he was seen as a “thorn in the side” of DELWP, especially after publicising Parks Victoria’s inten-

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tions to demolish an historic wooden section of the Flinders pier. He said the trust was established nearly a century ago to protect the golf course land from developers and was not answerable to council. “Councillors don’t realise it’s an independent body and council can’t do anything.” The decision by five councillors to back Cr Marsh’s self-nomination was their way of “getting at me … they’ll realise the trust is not out to change the world or advocate for any major changes”. The trust and Flinders Community Association have asked council to reverse its decision to appoint Cr Marsh (“Trust says ‘no’ to council’s chosen delegate” The News 15/6/21). It is unclear whether the trust has to accept council’s nomination. The trust has up to nine members and will next meet in October. Cr Marsh told The News on Friday (30 July) that he had not attended any trust meetings “as I am not yet a trustee”. He was still awaiting confirmation that his position “has been ratified” although “multiple background checks have now been completed”. “The shire has not had a formal representative on the Bass Park Trust for many years, and I look forward to the position being ratified soon,” Cr Marsh said. Keith Platt

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Police patrol

NEWS DESK

With Stephen Taylor

Drugs, cash seized in Mornington

Shire call for relief payments

MEMBERS of the Southern Metro Division 4 Response Unit charged two men and seized a large amount of cocaine and $65,000 cash in Mornington last week. The officers were on foot patrol in Railway Grove and Ross Street when they spoke to two men about 11.40am, Wednesday, 28 July. While searching their car they allegedly found a large amount of cocaine and cash. They then executed three search warrants at properties in Mornington, Seaford and Langwarrin where a large amount of cash, cocaine, cannabis and magic mushrooms, and a homemade drug press, were also allegedly seized. A 23-year-old Seaford man, and a 23-yearold Langwarrin man, have been charged with trafficking cocaine, possessing the proceeds of crime and other related offences. They have been bailed to appear at the Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 8 February 2022.

Flasher sought A MAN who allegedly exposed himself to three young girls behind beach boxes at South Beach, Mount Martha, last week is being sought by police. A face fit, above right, with what’s said to be a good likeness of the man was put together and police are hoping someone in the community can identify him. Anyone recognising the man is urged is urged to male contact Detective Sergeant McKay or Detective Senior Constable Nichols on 8770 100 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at bddy.me/3l1UZZ9 quoting reference LEVIN-2021.

March assault POLICE are investigating an assault that occurred in front of a venue on Point Nepean Road, Capel Sound, Sunday 7 March.

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It is believed the men in the dispute, which occurred at 1.15am, were not known to each other. Anyone who saw the incident or has any information on the identities of the men is asked to contact Somerville police, 5978 1300.

Shots fired SHOTS were fired at a property at Crib Point last week. Police were told “a number” of shots hit a garage door in Disney Street, 5.30am, Friday 23 July. No one was injured in the incident and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at bit.ly/3BwvdBM

Gun amnesty GUN owners on the Mornington Peninsula can take advantage of Crime Stoppers Victoria’s first permanent national firearms amnesty to hand in any unwanted or illegal firearms, parts, or ammunition anonymously and without fear of prosecution from this week. The amnesty being run in partnership with the Department of Home Affairs gives people the opportunity to “make the right call” on illegal guns and help get them out of the community. Details: bit.ly/3hnEnaD

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council wants the federal government to reinstate the JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments to “support our Victorian communities during this unprecedented pandemic”. “Our communities are suffering and they need greater income support which we, as a local government, can’t deliver them; we’ve pulled all the levers we have available,” Cr Sarah Race told council’s Tuesday 27 July meeting. “I have spent the last week and a half hearing from and reading about the anguish of business owners and community members and their very real struggle with lockdown five. “Most of us know public health measures are necessary in a pandemic, however, that doesn’t make situations any easier. “Many of our business owners have had to stand down staff. Many people are wondering how they’re going to feed their families – even with the amazing support of our hardworking community organisations. “Many people are trying to figure out how they’re going to pay their rent, mortgage and utilities.” Cr Race said the shire had “one of the highest rates of JobKeeper support”. “The JobKeeper wage subsidy was paid through the employer’s payroll system, so employers could only receive payments for as long as a worker remains employed,” she said. “This kept employees connected to their places of employment. “JobKeeper stopped 700,000 jobs from being lost in the first half of 2020. “The new COVID-19 disaster payment of $600 separates employers and employees. $600 is also $150 less per week than the minimum wage. “Services Australia are also reporting a massive backlog of claims. Our people are struggling; our

businesses are struggling, and our community is struggling.” Cr David Gill questioned why Cr Race was saying the matter was urgent “when it wasn’t eight months ago”. Cr Anthony Marsh: “It is urgent. To push it out to next month [17 August council meeting] is madness. It is based on current data and events and is happening now.” Cr Race said later: “Regarding the JobSeeker supplement, this pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon, with continuous lockdowns and a lack of viable support for businesses we will see rising unemployment and more of our community on the ropes. “We need our unemployed to be supported properly when hopes of long-term and full time employment, particularly in hospitality and retail businesses, is perilous. “Many people are calling for the reinstatement of JobKeeper, including the NSW Treasurer. This is not a radical move. Until the vaccination rollout picks up pace and we are at herd immunity, lockdowns will continue to play a part in how we fight this pandemic.” Cr Race said the shire was “pulling all the levers it can to support our people through COVID-19 financial hardship policy, our $9 million COVID-19 recovery budget, as well as other stimulus. However, we do not have the ability to implement wide ranging income support”. “Local and state governments and much of the private sector do not have the ability to support our community in this way, our federal government does [and] that is why I’m seeking this urgent business be passed this evening.” Copies of the shire’s request will be sent to state MPs David Morris (Mornington), Neale Burgess (Hastings), Chris Brayne (Nepean), and federal MPs Peta Murphy (Dunkley) and Greg Hunt (Flinders). Crs Steve Holland and Susan Bissinger excused themselves before the vote was taken.

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Tasteful, spirited tour of the peninsula ONE of the highlights of Melbourne Whisky Week is a selfdrive tour of Mornington Peninsula that includes distilleries, a winery and brewery. Venues include Saint Felix, at Mordialloc, Chief’s Son, Somerville, JimmyRum, Dromana, Red Hill Estate and St Andrew’s Beach Brewery. First stop on the Lexus of Brighton Whisky, Spirits and Barrels Driving Tour of the Mornington Peninsula is Saint Felix Distillery. It offers tastings, masterclasses as well as food and spirit pairings all made on site. Bartender Orlando Marzocan will give cocktail-making lessons. The second stop is the family Chief's Son Distillery that specialises in small-batch, single malt whiskies. Owner Stuart McIntosh started making whisky after winning a competition that took him and wife Naomi on an all-expenses paid holiday to Strathisla distillery in Scotland. McIntosh said after the trip he and Naomi, who had a science degree, gave up being financial advisors to make the spirit. They imported a 40 litre still to make some whisky “for fun”, and then decided to go commercial. Launching their first whisky in 2019 the 900 Standard is their flagship stocked at BWS and Liquorland. Owner of the JimmyRum distillery, James McPherson, makes rum and cane spirit. A ship’s engineer before being made redundant five years ago, McPherson undertook a three-month tour of distilleries in the US, the Caribbean and the UK in 2016 before returning to the peninsula and opening JimmyRum. He bought equipment from Italy and two years ago JimmyRum opened at Dromana Industrial Estate. In its short history as a cocktail bar, garden bar and distillery, JimmyRum has won a gold medal at the Australian Distilled Spirit awards; came 10th in the Hottest 100 Spirits by Bartender magazine and won best-in-category at the World Spirit Awards in the UK. The fourth stop, Red Hill Estate Winery and the final stop St Andrews Beach Brewery. Once a horse training centre and now a brewery, taproom and farm, it offers two-for-one 150ml tasting paddles of pale ales, lagers, golden ales and pilsners. All venues on the tour are offering tastings and discounts from Saturday 21 August to Sunday 29 August. Stephen Taylor

Improving volunteering on our Peninsula We’re seeking your feedback about how individuals and services can better access volunteering roles and volunteers? We want to know how you find your volunteering opportunities? Our community consultation closes on Friday 27 August 2021. Scan the QR code and go straight to the survey.

Art road to recovery

TOUR of taste: Visitors at the JimmyRum distillery at Dromana take a sniff before tasting, above, while, left, Frank Fabrizio and Max Paganoni are in the barrel room at Red Hill Estate. Pictures: Supplied

AN art exhibition titled Road to Recovery is telling the stories of young people living through the coronavirus pandemic. Nineteen 10-25 year olds have created artworks, including paintings, sculptures, stories, drawings, poetry, photography and digital art to illustrate how their lives have been affected by COVID-19. Artworks in the exhibition include Ocean Lillies, a painting by Isabel Wille, 18, who said: “I wanted to make people feel calm when looking at it. Anxiety has had a huge impact on my life so whenever I looked at the ocean I would always feel better and content. Looking at nature always makes me feel better and I hope this piece will reflect calmness in others.” Isabelle York, 14, said her Breathing Barriers painting included a mask as “a kind of metaphor as masks can make breathing more difficult and act as a barrier to an essential action of the body ... [it] is representative of restrictions, acting as a barrier to something essential for the mind, socialisation”. The Keep the baby close sculpture by Jemaya Raymer Sparkes, 15, is based on a train trip to visit her grandmother at Shepparton: “My favourite memory was watching the kangaroos out the train window. Kangaroos are symbols of freedom and strength; Coco Barrent, 17, described her Diversity Blobs painting as “different emotions in a crowd”. To comply with restrictions and to reach as many people as possible the exhibition has gone online. Members of the public can vote for their favourite artwork. Voting closes Friday 6 August. Go to mornpen.vic.gov.au/R2R

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Why not start a new job near you this September? YOU could start a new career where on the Mornington Peninsula as early as September. If you enjoy being part of a supportive team while caring for our elderly citizens, then a new traineeship program may be just right for you. Japara has partnered with Chisholm to offer fully supported aged care traineeships at its two aged care homes in Capel Sound and Rye. This is an earn while you learn opportunity that will lead to a Certificate III in Individual Support. Danny Cetincic is a graduate of the Traineeship program on the Mornington Peninsula. He has enjoyed, both, the education at Chisholm TAFE and the placement at a Japara aged care home not far from where he lives. Danny signed up for the paid traineeship to start a new career in an industry that promises permanent and reliable employment for many years to come. He said, the recruitment process was not difficult and that anyone could join who is reliable and cares for the wellbeing of our elderly citizens. Once he got started in November 2019, Danny quickly realised that he might have found a career path that is just right for him. It was only six months later when he was able to graduate with a Certificate III that is accepted across the care sector and Australia-wide. Being popular with staff, residents, and their families, Danny was offered a contract with Japara which he proudly signed, and he has been working at the home in Rye ever since. If you have any other questions, or want to attend a free information session on the Mornington Peninsula, simply email Japara’s Regional Manager via Dana.Ieraci@japara. com.au Free Information Sessions: Capel Sound 10. August at 2pm & Rye - 12. August at 5pm www.japara.com.au/traineeship

To help others join the rewarding aged care sector, Danny has put some time aside to answer a few questions that prospective care workers usually ask. 1. What did you like about the course? I enjoyed the aged care traineeship and the fact that I got paid to learn. The course was well organised and the teacher was highly experienced and imparted a lot of real-world field knowledge into our classes. It was interesting to then do placement and buddy shifts at a Japara home on the Mornington Peninsula where I could make the most of my newly gained skills, meeting residents face to face. In addition to the practical experience, I truly enjoyed the role-playing with other trainees on campus. I have learned a lot and even today, I still rely on some of the skills from then during my day-to-day work at Japara. 2. What did you learn from the course? The course taught me everything I needed to know about working in aged care. I had very little knowledge about aged care before signing up for this new career path. The course was well structured and I learnt everything, including theory and practical things that you need in your job as a care worker. The traineeship was so valuable because in-class learning and the practical elements of the course went hand in glove. 3.Why do you think others should choose this traineeship? If you want a career in aged care, this traineeship is a perfect fit. There is a demand for aged care workers, especially on the Mornington Peninsula, and completing this course will open up a large range of job and career opportunities in this growing sector. The traineeship program allows you to get paid while you learn. So you can generate an income during your seven months of training, before being qualified a taking home a Certificate III. 4. How is your career developing since graduation? I really like my work at Japara and spending some quality time with our lovely residents and my teammates. I have permanent shifts at the aged care home and I enjoy the flexibility to pick up additional shifts, if want to do so. I have a regular stream of income, which is very comforting, and I gain more experience on a daily basis, working with a number of clients who require different forms of care and support. I might look into other additional roles within the aged care sector eventually, such as working in home care.

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LETTERS

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

Mayor should realise council is a place for political debate I read with dismay that the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council mayor [Cr Despi O’Connor] stated on the public record that Cr Steve Holland’s stance on natural gas was “political” and “[he] is scaring people for political purposes; he is being divisive” (“Council heats up over gas debate” The News 19/7/21). In case the mayor hasn’t realised, local government is one of the three tiers of government and thus politics is always going to be involved - that is why there is an election and people vote for the councillors that they feel best represent their local views. I am highly amused at the mayor labelling someone else on council as “divisive” when she voted for and supported the removal of the prayer without any community consultation on the issue - how is that not divisive to a predominately Christian community? It is divisive and has basically allowed six councillors to decide on an important community issue without any consideration of the community they were elected to represent. I also think the mayor would do well to review the shire’s councillor code of conduct that states “In considering the diversity of interests and needs of the municipal community, treats all persons with respect and has due regard for their opinions, beliefs, rights and responsibilities”. Has Cr O’Connor shown any respect to the opinions, beliefs, rights and responsibilities of Cr Holland and many in the community based on her comments. Alina Tooley, Mornington

Excuses on track I empathise with Friends of Cape Shank (“Cape of neglect” Letters 27/7/21). I keep asking [Mornington Peninsula Shire Council] for a

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walking track at Shoreham, but there is always some excuse about why it can’t be done. Other areas have been lucky enough to have paths installed. I wonder what percentage of rates collected from Shoreham are spent in the area. Wendy Gown, Shoreham

Over exposed We have received by post the latest edition of Mornington Peninsula Shore Council’s journal Peninsula Wide. A few suggestions: Offer all ratepayers the option of receiving the journal by email thereby saving postage and paper (even if it is recycled paper); is it really necessary for the journal to have 30 per cent - 40 per cent of its content feature photographs of our councillors? I have just added them up and the mayor [Cr Despi O’Connor] is shown in 16 photos in the 22 pages. Why? Noticeably, this has occurred only since last year’s council elections. Bill Holmes, Sorrento

Jab the solution It’s clear that the only way we can shed COVID-19 and get back to normal business is to vaccinate the entire population [by] sometime next year. Meantime, our second defence is masks, and that’s working. Our third defence is contact tracing and isolation. Terrible, costly, but absolutely essential. Lockdowns are critical to halt the spread. I can see that if COVID is traced to your business premises you will be shut down, your staff isolated at home, and you may lose a lot of money. Therefore, for economic reasons, you may

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not want to enthusiastically co-operate with government measures to control the pandemic. The same attitude as the Facebook-organised street louts protesting for their “freedom”. Everywhere you go now, the QR code pictures are there if you want to click on, or there’s a manual log book somewhere, sometimes you have to ask for it, or discover it. Many shops are very lax, turn a blind eye, and enforce nothing, even some supermarkets. I’ve noticed that some people just walk in without the bother of even clicking on. To give credit where credit is due, Bunnings, Mornington, is exemplary. On the other side of the coin, small businesses are united in demanding, begging, hoping for socialism by means of cash grants to keep running and the profits coming. Many small retailers and hospitality or food vendors despise their misinformed, ignorant, perception of democratic socialism, but expect it from Liberal and Labor governments for themselves. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Speaking of COVID It is on the best health advice, my own sanity, that I write this. It has been approved by ATAGI and the TGA, even the PBO, although I don’t know who they actually are. [Victoria’s Chief Health Officer] Brett Sutton said on TV “I don’t know, I don’t know”, but I believe if we are all vaccinated this will lead to herd immunity.I don’t know what the cows have to say about that. Mind you, Professor Sutton was a bit distracted at the time. He was worried about false positives becoming positives, social distancing, masks, and keeping our fingers crossed. The last mentioned seems to be the most scientific. [Premier] Dan [Andrews] still thinks we need a ring of steel around NSW. He has also mentioned the Grattan Institute was “having a lottery”, or something. I would like to win some money now, maybe he could get me some tickets. He didn’t ask his contact

Private cover dies It appears that this ideologically motivated neoliberal pseudo-Christian extremist [federal] government is trying to move us to the US healthcare system and into the public health care sector, which is already underfunded and bursting at its seams. Starting with the reduction of 18 per cent to the private health insurance rebate. Medical experts have warned recent changes to Medicare will increase out of pocket costs. Patients could be left paying hundreds of dollars for some common procedures and up to $10,000 for rarer conditions. The government has since 2014 cut billions in funding for Medicare and other health programs. What’s worse, is that it froze the Medicare indexation rate, which undermines bulk-billing. Keep in mind that while doing this these politicians have enhanced their take home pay by $30,000 through tax cuts to the top income earners, and they are looking at another $10,000 when the next round cutting of the top tier comes in. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

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EPITOME OF STYLE AND SOPHISTICATION RARELY do homes of this quality make their way onto the open market, even rarer still is when the home can also boast such a coveted position, and still retain a desirable level of privacy. Set on a 1008 square metre block, close to White Cliffs Bay Beach, the considered approach in the design and the delivery of this home has created an inspiring contemporary floorplan which has a seamless transition from several elegant indoor zones to sprawling alfresco spaces. The superb Ironbark timber clad exterior perfectly complements the landscaped native surrounds, whilst inside, handsome Tasmanian Oak floors radiate warmth and sophistication throughout the neutral colour palette. The central open plan living space is orientated around

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a showcase kitchen with huge stone counter tops and a spectacular island bench which has dual waterfall edges. There is a welcome amount of storage options, including a walk-in pantry, and a comprehensive suite of quality appliances range from the Highland gas hob with Quasair rangehood to a large Smeg electric oven and a double drawer dishwasher fitted next to a deep, oversized sink with filtered water tap. Large triple sliding double glazed doors sit at both ends of this stunning space, affording effortless access to both the rear outdoor entertaining area with barbecue, and the undercover deck to the front. A decadent master bedroom at the front has a feature picture window that frames the best of the awe inspiring view. The suite

also includes customised his & her walk-in robe, and the beautiful ensuite has twin vanities, separate shower and a luxurious bath. Two more bedrooms in the south wing have built-in robes and share an equally well-appointed main bathroom and powder room. The 390 square metre layout also includes a fabulous, partially self-contained lower level with guest quarters, or a great home office, complete with ensuite and built-in robe. There is a versatile multi-purpose room, that could be extra living space for guests or even a workshop, that adjoins the double garage, and nearby is a wine cellar. This home has been carefully crafted by the current owners to offer the very best in passive solar design and coastal lifestyle living. n

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ADDRESS: 3 Moody Street, RYE FOR SALE: $2,925,000-$3,200,000 DESCRIPTION: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 car AGENT: Sam Crowder 0403 893 724, Crowders Mornington Peninsula Real Estate, 2375a Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5983 3038

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ICONIC FREEHOLD SITE

WITH approved plans and permits in place for three commercial shops or offices, this prime 955 square metre, Commercial 1 zoned site in Wood Street, Mornington is close to all the action. From here, there is swift access to Nepean Highway and Peninsula Link. The block, which does have an existing three-bedroom home, is surrounded by local businesses and national retail brands, and there are also concept plans available for either a medical or residential development that could capitalise on the close proximity to Main Street shops and the beaches.n

ONE of the most recognisable freehold sites on the peninsula, this excellent retail complex in beautiful Flinders is now available to purchase at auction later this month. Home to ten businesses, the magnificent 2023 square metre corner site has eleven separate titles including the large car park. The total building area of the shops is about 650 square metres, which are leased to long-standing tenants with a return of $128,176 per annum (net + GST), with future rental upside. The property is zoned Commercial 1 and is literally in the heart of Flinders’ retail strip opposite restaurants and motel. Iconic retail opportunities like this in such a great location are few and far between.n

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ADDRESS: 13 Wood Steet, MORNINGTON AUCTION: Wednesday 18th August at 12:30pm AGENT: Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562, Nichols Crowders Property Solutions, 4/230 Main Street, Mornington, 5925 6005

ADDRESS: 33 Cook Street, FLINDERS AUCTION: Friday 13th August at 2pm AGENT: Jamie Stuart 0412 565 562, Nichols Crowders Property Solutions, 4/230 Main Street, Mornington, 5925 6005

For Sale

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By Expression of Interest 140 -146 Young Street & 37-43 Playne Street, Frankston

Thursday 26th August at 11:00am on site

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Friday 13th August at 2:00pm on site 33 Cook Street, Flinders

38 Years In The Making Ten (10) retail shops on separate titles Substantial land area of 2,023sqm* Total building area 650sqm* Net annual income: $128,176 + GST with future rental growth Favourable Commercial 1 Zoning Iconic gateway site on the corner of Cook St & Wood St Opposite Flinders Hotel & George Bass Cafe, this property is the crowning jewel in the heart of Flinders retail strip. *approx

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Start with Medimart for your NDIS and aged care product and equipment needs MEDIMART is the one stop shop for medical, mobility and disability products and equipment. Customers who visit the new state of the art showroom located in the Frankston Power Centre are pleasantly surprised by the massive range of products and equipment, including mobility scooters, manual and electric wheelchairs, electric h-low beds and medical mattresses, lift chairs, daily living aids, and a vast array of assistive technologies. When it comes to mobility solutions Medimart has it all. They are a distributor of all major scooter brands including Shoprider, Merits, Pride, Invacare and Drive, and stock a full range of transit and self-propelled wheelchairs, mobility walkers and walking sticks to help keep you mobile while reducing the risk of falling. Medimart also have an extensive rental equipment program. They hire everything large and small. Medimart Showroom Manager, Jeanine Eadie, says “Patients discharged from hospital often need walkers, shower chairs or bathroom aids while convalescing, we hire at a fraction of the cost to purchase” We offer in home trials for those who have difficulty in getting to our showroom.

Medimart Business Manager Daniel Walsh has over 20 years’ experience and provides trusted advice on a huge range Power Chairs, Patient Lifting Equipment, Lift Recliner Chairs, Scooters and much more. As an NDIS registered provider the staff are experts at helping people get the products and equipment then need through their NDIS plans. Jeanine says “Navigating the NDIS on your own can be very challenging. Medimart is also a DVA contractor and can help veterans with product and equipment needs through the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP). Our staff work closely with local occupational therapists, support coordinators and disability care workers to ensure our customers have a supportive local network to help them with their daily living needs” Next time when you have a need to rent or purchase medical, mobility and products and equipment through the NDIS why not consider Medimart? They have everything you need, when you need it, under one roof.

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Mt Eliza Medical Centre GENERAL practitioner, Dr.Tony Marshal, MHP (NSW), FRACGP, relocated his Frankston practice (Playne Street Mediclinic) to Mt Eliza in 2021. The official opening was held in April 2021. Playne Street Mediclinic (established in 1995), served the local community for the past 27 years and provided high quality health services for patients of Mornington Peninsula throughout that period. Mt Eliza Medical Centre is a Family Practice offering a multidisciplinary team of health practitioners, including GPs and the whole range of allied health professionals along with pathology collection services. This is an AGPAL accredited practice. Mt Eliza Medical Centre strives to provide the highest quality and full spectrum of GP services in the state to all age groups from early age to later years of life. This includes emergency care; general check-ups, heart checks and ECGs, men’s and women’s health (including shared maternity care), audiology, psychology, vaccinations, minor surgery, skin checks, and diet and weight loss advice. Dr Tony Marshal, works Monday to Saturday, generally from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays, and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays. During the academic term, he is involved in teaching 4th & final year medical students from Monash University. Other staff include Dr Naz Ahmadi, PHD, a specialist audiologist and Mr Ilan Lohr who provides psychological/counselling services. Dr Marshal published Human Machine, Owner’s Manual and Basic Trouble Shooting in 2015. It is still available for purchase online, normally retailing on Amazon.com for $35. A complimentary copy of this medical general knowledge book will be offered to any family attending Mt Eliza Medical Centre for the first time.

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The Hearing Specialist

General Practitioner Dr. Tony Marshal Mt Eliza Medical Centre is located at 1303 Nepean Hwy, Mt Eliza with ample parking on site. Hours are 9-5 weekdays and 9-1 on Saturdays. For more information go to their website: www.mtelizamedicalcentre.com.au

THE ability to hear, connects us to the world for many very important reasons. Our hearing health is closely connected to our brain’s health and our overall well-being. It is apparent that quality of life can decrease as a result of hearing loss. As the famed 20th-century disability rights advocate, Helen Keller, once said, “Blindness cuts us off from things, but deafness cuts us off from people”. Untreated hearing loss increases risk of dementia, depression, falls, memory and balance issues. The sooner you can detect and address hearing loss, the better would be your long-term wellbeing. Person-centred care is the core of audiological care at The Hearing Specialist founded by Dr Naz Ahmadi, MClinAud, PhD (MedSc), CCP, MAudA. Dr Ahmadi has been a guest speaker at several international conferences in Europe and the USA and has authored a number of research publications. She is a highly enthusiastic audiologist with an outstanding attitude towards her work and her clients. She respects the needs of every patient and works carefully to promote optimum hearing health & cognitive well-being.

The Hearing Specialist is an independent and trusted private practice located at 1303 Nepean Hwy, Mt Eliza with ample parking on site. They offer full diagnostic hearing assessment, customised earplugs, tinnitus management, microsuction earwax management, ongoing support & rehabilitation, hearing aids prescriptions, including Phonak LyricTM -The world’s first and only 100% invisible hearing aid. It is hassle free and great solution for tinnitus suffers which can be worn 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can wear Lyric during daily activities like showering, sleeping and exercising – and you’ll never have to change a battery. Majority of Lyric users agree Lyric's sound quality is very natural. The Hearing Specialists are proud to be one of the very few selected authorised Lyric Providers in Victoria. You are welcome to make an obligation- free appointment to see if Lyric would benefit your individual hearing needs. Phone The Hearing Specialist on 0423722886 to book a free consultation or visit www.thehearingspecialist.com.au.

The Hearing Specialist Mt Eliza Medical Centre established by Dr Tony Marshal (previously Playne Street Clinic Frankston for the last 30 years) is now open. Our mission is to provide the best healthcare in the state with a full spectrum of GP services, including: • Emergency care • General check-ups, heart checks, ECG’s, blood pressure monitoring • Women’s health (inc. family planning & pregnancy care) • Men’s health & prostate screening • Audiology services

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• Psychologist & counselling services • Immunisations & vaccinations

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• Do you have difficulty hearing your children or

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grandchildren?

• Skin checks & removal of skin cancers

• Do you have difficulty following conversation in restaurants, the dinner table or bars?

Dr Marshal published ‘Human Machine, Owner’s Manual & Basic Trouble Shooting’ in 2015, retailing on amazon.com for $35. A complimentary copy of this medical general knowledge book will be offered to any family attending Mt Eliza Medical Centre for the first time.

Mt Eliza Medical Centre 1303 Nepean Highway, Mt Eliza VIC 3930

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• No appointment needed • Minimum waiting time • Same day consults available

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If you answered YES to any of these questions, we recommend scheduling a hearing assessment. Call to book your appointment today on 97831666. Mt Eliza Medical Centre 1303 Nepean Hwy Mount Eliza, Vic 3930

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Foot health is a simple first step in uncertain times THESE Covid 19 uncertain times have made us more aware of maintaining our health and well being by focusing on our diet, sleep patterns and exercise to ensure that our health is more resilient as we enjoy a better quality of life. A simple health & well being solution that is often ignored is the need for good fitting shoes with arch support that will support your body and take the stress off your feet, ankles, knees, hips and back. Bayside Shoes specialises in offering preventative as well as solutions to rehabilitate painful feet across all age ranges and foot conditions. They work closely with podiatrists, physiotherapists and orthopedic specialists to find an effective shoe solution that offers foot support, shoe quality and affordability. They have focused on quality shoes with supportive foot beds whether as a first walker for infants, through youth school shoe growth periods as well as support for ageing feet as our bone structure changes with maturity. There is no perfect shoe or foot, so Bayside Shoes endeavour to carry a wide range of orthotic friendly shoe brands that can help resolve your specific foot problem. They have an extensive range for all occasions whether work, school, formal or simply comfortable casuals for walking and travel whatever your foot size or type. The Cabello European range of footwear reflects this positive foot support with a positive

energy that reflects “ a colour for everyday of the week” whatever the occasion. Cabello has designed footwear that gives great comfort from the minute you put them on. Their “foot solutions” offer European manufactured comfort that give excellent foot width, arch support & comfort with eye-catching design and vibrant colours to lift your spirits and brighten up your day. Cabello also offers you the option to insert your customized orthotic or the choice to use their standard innersole or a complementary podiatrist designed orthotic innersole that is included with most of their shoes, to give excellent foot support and prevent foot damage. Cabello creates fashionable footwear for all seasons whether work or play with a range of sizes from Euro 35 to 44 in quality soft leathers and vibrant colours. Bayside Shoes is located at 103 Railway Parade, Seaford and has both free and disability parking near its entrance with wheel chair ramp access to the store. View the Bayside Shoes range on its website: baysideshoes.com.au or telephone 9785 1887 if you have an enquiry.

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Ringing in the ears? “RINGING”, “buzzing” and “cicadas in my ears” are just a few of the many ways people describe their experience with tinnitus. Tinnitus can be perceived by anyone and it is usually associated to hearing the internal sounds of the body, such as the beating of the heart. This can be frustrating for the individual as these sounds can interfere with hearing real sounds around them. There are many things that can trigger tinnitus, such as: stress from work, being involved in an accident, and certain medical conditions and medications. Unfortunately, for some, tinnitus does not disappear, but can become worse and unbearable. Tinnitus can then start to affect the individual’s sleep, which can result in more stress and begins a vicious cycle of poor sleep, more stress and louder tinnitus. Although challenging to do, it is recommended to not focus on the tinnitus and to identify the trigger to developing the tinnitus (e.g. work-related stress, personal/family stress, etc.). Once the trigger/s are identified, it is important to

seek assistance to help relieve and manage those stressors, which in turn will help reduce the severity of symptoms associated with tinnitus. For the majority of the population who feel that they are healthy but suffer from tinnitus, this could indicate that their hearing has deteriorated. The hearing loss is stopping them from hearing the environmental sounds, which puts further strain on the hearing. As a consequence, the body projects the tinnitus sounds to alert the individual that something needs to be done to limit the stress on their ears. Fortunately for most people, the use of hearing aids will assist in managing tinnitus by bringing back the lost sounds and in turn, reduce the tinnitus awareness. I have been working as an Audiologist for the past 14 years and have assisted many people in managing their tinnitus. If you feel that you need help with tinnitus or other hearing related matters, please call us at Stay Tuned Hearing on 9708 8626.

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Finally, relief from your hip pain DOES this describe YOU? • You get hip pain laying on your side in bed, and just can’t get to sleep. • You place a pillow between your legs to help you get to sleep but laying on the painful side is still waking you. • You find yourself standing on one leg with your other hip hanging lower, or you sitting with crossed legs causes the pain • You are a runner worried your hip pain will get worse and stop you from exercising. If so then read on. The pain on the outside of the hip can be due to inflammation of the gluteal tendon, of Gluteus Medius and Minimus, where the gluteal muscles attach. It can also be where a bursa (a fat pad called the trochanteric bursa) can become inflamed. The hip pain may be associated with a stiff back. Physiotherapist Mark Charalambous, says that it is an injury affected by hip weakness and postural habits that place the tendons under stress. It requires a full analysis of the hip and lower limb, looking from the foot to the back biomechanics. It can require massage, and specific strengthening exercises for the gluteal muscles as well as improving core stability to control pelvic movement. In addition to the above solutions, there is a recent healing technology that is making a profound difference to outside of the hip pain sufferers. Practice owner, Paul Rowson says

Physiotherapist, Mark Charalambous “Shockwave Therapy is often useful, because the gluteal tendons are a connective tissue, not a muscle. It puts a significant shockwave through the tissues you apply it to. It is a pressure wave which brings blood flow to the area. Tendons and connective tissue do not have much blood supply and can take a long time to heal. Shockwave artificially stimulates the healing of the tendon.” Shockwave therapy can also be used on Achilles tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, golfer’s and tennis elbow, and rotator cuff tendon problems,

and is usually most effective on long term chronic problems, rather than acute injuries. Shockwave is not the first line of treatment for injured patients. Physiotherapy and graded exercise are more likely in the first instance. But for more stubborn conditions, shockwave has shown good results. “The evidence at the moment suggests between three to five treatments are required, but most people should see an improvement within three sessions. It has a success rate up to 90%” Mark says. The Shockwave therapy is administered for a three-minute period

to the affected area during consecutive weekly appointments. “It is a bit of an uncomfortable sensation” Mark says, “like most physio hands-on treatments, with a little discomfort during the treatment.” Paul says, “After each session, most people get a significant reduction of pain and symptoms. Long term it stimulates healing, short term it reduces pain. The best thing is, the effects are long lasting. It prevents a lot of people having more invasive things like surgery or injections. The treatment is considered safe, but can produce skin reddening or bruising, short term pain, and cannot

be used on people taking blood thinning medications or with bleeding disorders. “ “It is important to know that Shockwave has a long-term effect. Most of the time you have good outcomes, without having to have further treatments.” Shockwave is now available in Balnarring. Call the practice now and speak to one of our physios to see if Shockwave suits your condition. Back in Motion is at 6/2-8 Russell Street, Balnarring. Phone 03 5983 1021.www.backinmotion.com.au/ balnarring

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

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Auto-mattock for the People By Stuart McCullough I HAD my second shot of vaccine. As for side effects, I experienced some fatigue and can now read other people’s thoughts. Which is, if I’m being honest, both a blessing and a curse. If you’re inexplicably against getting vaccinated because you think that it’s part of a Government plot to steal your dreams, there’s no need to email me because I’ve already read your thoughts and mentally weeded out the unsavoury comments. And, frankly, having looked at your dreams, I’m not sure anyone would want to steal them, even if you accidentally left the window down and the engine running. Just saying. My father also had his second jab last week and can now rightly claim his place in the ‘fully vaccinated’ column. His side effects included fatigue and being a dreadful cook, although the latter may not be a side effect as such; more a lifestyle choice. Sometimes it occurs to me that we’re alike. After my first vaccination, I refused to accept the notion of side effects and tried to go for a ten-kilometre run and wondered why I was moving in slow motion. My father doesn’t run. He does chores. Side effects or not, the day after the jab he’d be doing work in the yard regardless. Throughout my childhood, my father occupied his time on the weekends doing chores. Mostly they involved chopping things up, burning them or placing them in piles. These were not activities that came naturally to him. Despite suffering a total absence of horticultural skills that earned him the

nickname ‘The Black Hand’, he even created a vegetable patch. Not that the results were edible. But no matter, you could always count on one thing: my father would be carrying his mattock. It is, without doubt, his favourite tool. Mattocks are the unsung heroes of work in the backyard. And yet, for

reasons I can’t quite put my gardengloved finger on, mattocks don’t have the kind of notoriety other tools enjoy. A spanner is both a tool and a term of address for someone you don’t like very much. A screwdriver is also a popular cocktail. The axe has megawatt stardom; although does suffer an

unwelcome association with a particular sub-genre of homicidal maniac. But no one ever really talks about a mattock. For my father, it’s the tool for every occasion. Got a stump that needs to be pulled out? Fetch the mattock. A trench that needs digging to ensure that house doesn’t flood? The mattock will sort things out quick smart. Having trouble cutting up that steak? The mattock’s the answer. Who’d have thought one simple garden tool could root out blackberry bushes, dig holes, make whites even whiter and turn a sandwich into a banquet? Other than vaccinate you against Covid, there’s not much it can’t do. The mattock is the Swiss-Army knife of tools. Which makes it all the more mysterious as to why my father never gifted me a mattock of my very own. It’s not as though he hasn’t had plenty of chances. Decades of birthdays and Christmases have passed without so much as a dusting bellow or scythe, much less a full-blown mattock. That said, he did once give me a raised garden bed which, although very thoughtful, required assembly and, to this time, remains in as many distinct pieces as the day I received it. Mattocks don’t need to be put together – they come fully assembled. It’s part of their charm. Lately, I’ve been looking at the garden. And not just because of the fox I spotted there last week. Parts are overgrown and are demanding attention or they just might threaten to overwhelm the house proper. And so it is that once full-lockdown was replaced by ‘lockdown light’ I headed to Bunnings. Un-

supervised. I’ve never really shopped for garden tools. They’ve always just kind of been…there. Being generally unfamiliar with hardware stores and hardware stores being generally gigantic, I wandered aimlessly for some time before coming across a (pitch)fork in the road that told me I must be getting close. I appreciate that I could have asked someone for directions, but after a couple of weeks of not leaving the house, I really wasn’t really in a hurry. The first shock when it comes to mattocks is that there are options. The prices vary significantly, as do the colours. I wasn’t sure if it mattocks were like sneakers and whether I should buy a range of shades to ensure I had one for any occasion. I did, however, quickly eliminate the option of dropping one hundred bucks on a single tool. Presumably, if you’re spending a hundred bucks on a mattock, you’ll be using it to dig a hole to bury your money in. Ultimately, I chose a mid-priced blue mattock, because it matches my eyes. Already, I’ve put it to use. Just like my father did, I spent Saturday morning with mattock in hand, digging up a tree root and tearing up an overgrown garden bed. I felt strangely complete. Tomorrow, I may well take my mattock to work. I’m not sure what use it will have, but I feel reassured that it’s within reach at all times. I should have done it years ago, but now that I have my mattock I have finally, albeit belatedly, embraced adulthood. It was bound to happen eventually. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Rosebud stop Stonecats in season restart DIVISION ONE

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By Brodie Cowburn FOOTBALL is back after another COVID-19 shutdown. The senior MPNFL season restarted without crowds on Saturday afternoon. Division One leaders Frankston YCW struggled in their return to the field, falling to defeat against Rosebud. Rosebud took the game to the Stonecats right from the first bounce at Olympic Oval. They led by five goals at half time. After an even third term, Rosebud sealed the win with an impressive final quarter. They ended up defeating the ladder leaders by 39 points 17.13 (115) to 11.10 (76). The loss saw Frankston YCW drop down to second. Keegan Downie had a day out. He kicked seven goals in a best on ground showing. It was a family affair for Dromana on Saturday, as they took on Mt Eliza. William, Daniel, Samuel, and Joshua Guerts all took to the field for the Tigers. William Guerts was the best on ground for Dromana, who claimed an impressive come from behind win. The Tigers trailed the Redlegs by 28 at half time. They kicked 1.6 in a dismal first half. Dromana looked a different side after the half time break. They held Mt Eliza goalless in the second half while scoring 10 of their own. Dromana ran out winners over the Redlegs 11.11 (77) to 6.11 (47). At Greg Beck Oval, Frankston Bombers notched up an impressive victory over Sorrento. The Sharks have had a difficult year, and Saturday was no exception. A seven goals to two final quarter doomed them to a 42 point loss. The Bombers won 13.8 (86) to 6.8 (44). Khan Haretuku kicked four goals. Harrison Prior and Sam Fox also played well. Edithvale-Aspendale worked their way off the bottom of the ladder by defeating Red Hill 11.13 (79) to 14.9 (93). Pines now sit last after losing to Bonbeach by 120 points. Bonbeach’s big win sees them move to the top of the ladder.

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By Brodie Cowburn LANGWARRIN look unstoppable heading into the end of the 2021 season. The Kangaroos took on Mornington in a clash between first and second on Saturday. What could have been an even matchup between two premiership contenders turned into thrashing, as Langwarrin ran away with an 85 point win. Langwarrin led by four points at quarter time, but really put their foot down in the second quarter. A nine goals to one second term saw Langwarrin move out to an unassailable 54 point lead at the main break. Langwarrin continued to score freely in the second half. They ended up putting 24 goals on the board for the game. The final score read Mornington 11.9 (75) to Langwarrin 24.16 (160). Ruckman Matthew Naughton was named best on ground for Langwarrin for the second game running. Jesse Murphy also impressed with five majors. Jackson Calder scored seven of Mornington’s goals. There was also some action at the other end of the ladder, as 11th and 12th placed Crib Point and Tyabb faced off. The Magpies got the better of the Yabbies. They piled on 18 goals for the afternoon to get themselves a 47 point win. Seven goals from Sam Glenn couldn’t get Karingal the points against Hastings at Ballam Park Reserve. Both sides traded blows in an entertaining first half. The Bulls went into the main break with a three point lead.

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NEXT WEEK'S GAMES

MPNFL Division Two Seniors Saturday 7 August, 2021 Mornington v Tyabb, 2PM – Alexandra Park Karingal v Rye, 2PM – Ballam Park Reserve Chelsea v Devon Meadows, 2PM – Chelsea Reserve Crib Point v Somerville, 2PM – Crib Point Recreation Reserve Pearcedale v Langwarrin, 2PM – Pearcedale Recreation Reserve Hastings v Seaford, 2PM – Thomas Barclay Oval Picture: Alan Dillon

The Blues struck back in the third quarter, taking a 21 point lead into the final term. They managed to hold on to beat the Bulls 15.9 (99) to 17.13 (115). Thomas Buckley kicked four goals for the Blues. Thomas Finn and Patrick Wilson kicked three each. Only two points separated Rye and Chelsea at the end of their clash on Saturday. Rye led by eight points at the half-

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time break. By three-quarter-time, Chelsea had wrestled back a seven point lead. Chelsea let it slip in the final term. They were wasteful in front of goal, kicking 1.5 for the quarter. Rye made them pay for their inaccuracy by sneaking in front and claiming the win. Tom Hughes proved the difference between the two sides. He kicked five

goals for Rye to help them claim a narrow victory 8.11 (59) to 7.15 (57). At Glover Reserve, Devon Meadows lost to Seaford 7.3 (45) to 16.17 (113). Somerville had a good day at home, defeating Pearcedale 13.16 (94) to 5.4 (34).

SEWF Premier Saturday 7 August, 2021 Frankston v St Kilda Sharks, 11AM – Skybus Stadium Mt Eliza v Coburg Lions, 3PM – Emil Madsen Reserve Tyabb v Seaford, 4.45PM – Bunguyan Reserve Sunday 8 August, 2021 Mornington v Eastern Devils, 2PM – Alexandra Park


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Mid-season makeover for Pines SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie FRANKSTON Pines has been involved in a major squad overhaul as it zeroes in on its first championship success in seven years. Simon Webster and twin brother Scott are believed to have accepted offers from State 3 rival Rowville Eagles while first-choice keeper Aeseli Batikasa expects to be sidelined for the remainder of the season. The knee injury the big Fijian keeper suffered against Brighton has not responded to treatment and he will have an MRI this week. But the news is not all bad for the State 3 leader as head coach Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor has brought in a number of new signings. His capture of Fijian international midfielder Nickel Chand and Marinos Panayi from Beaumaris was the start of a squad makeover that gathered momentum last week with the signings of Andy Skledar and UK duo Tom Hull and Lewis Coyle. Skledar is a former Pines, Langwarrin, Mornington and South Springvale player who will continue to coach Kingston City’s junior NPL under-17s while playing for Pines. Hull is a goalkeeper and during an 18-month stint with Brunos’s Magpies he was named Gibraltar national league young player of the year before arriving in Melbourne to play with Casey Comets in 2019. He has also played with South Springvale, Doncaster Rovers and Dandenong City. Coyle arrived here from the UK in 2018 to play with Goulburn Valley Suns in the NPL. He played for Welsh club Rhyl and can be used as a central defender or striker and at almost 196 centimetres is an imposing figure who should boost Pines’ set piece threat. Both Hull and Coyle live in Sandhurst so their proximity to Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve is ideal. Panayi, Hull and Coyle featured in the starting line-up on Saturday as Pines put a major dent in Hampton East Brighton’s promotion hopes with a comprehensive 4-0 win at Dendy Park. Fijian international Tito Vodawaqa’s hat-trick and a stunning Joe O’Connor goal took care of business. In NPL1 Langwarrin came away from Shepparton with a point last weekend after drawing 1-1 with Goulburn Valley Suns. A superb 30-metre Callum Goulding strike late in the first half gave

weekend. Substitute Charlie O’Connell and Lachie McMinimee scored for Baxter while Somerville player-coach Dave Greening had mixed fortunes putting the visitors ahead in the 39th minute but receiving a straight red in the 89th minute after a verbal exchange with an assistant referee. In State 5 Mount Martha’s 2-1 home win over Pakenham United gave Chris Sanderson’s side its first win of the season. Ethan Sanderson’s switch from midfield to central striker played a major part in the result. Mount Martha was 1-0 down at halftime but in the 66th minute Jeff Higgin’s header sent David Oswald clear on the right and his low ball across the area was finished well by Sanderson at the back post. In the 85th minute Sanderson’s run into the penalty area ended when he was brought down but the youngster converted the resultant penalty. Other State 5 locals didn’t fare so well with Aspendale Stingrays going down 3-2 away to Casey Panthers and Rosebud losing 2-0 at home to White Star Dandenong. Ben Garside Weinert and Justin Lampert scored for the Stingrays in the second half.

Langy the lead at half-time but Suns substitute Fraser Gosstray snatched an equaliser in the 89th minute. In State 1 the top-of-the-table clash between Mornington and BoroondaraCarey Eagles ended up in a 0-0 stalemate at Dallas Brooks Park on Saturday. Josh Heaton and Steve Elliott were excellent at the back for Mornington while in midfield Luke Goulding had his best game yet for the Seagulls. In State 2 both local sides grabbed a point, Peninsula Strikers drawing 2-2 with Collingwood City at Centenary Park on Saturday while Skye United drew 3-3 with Heatherton United at Bosnia and Herzegovina Centre on Friday night. Strikers were on the back foot early and Ollie Hazel’s cultured left foot did the damage in the 17th minute with a low strike from the edge of the area to put Collingwood ahead. But five minutes later Strikers hit back when good work by Riley Anderton on the right ended with a Jai Power close range shot after Collingwood failed to clear.

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side the area but Daniel Walsh’s penalty attempt was saved by Ahmetovic. In State 4 Seaford United continued its promotion challenge with a 3-2 away win over Chelsea on Friday night. Harry McCartney reports that Blake Hicks opened the scoring for Seaford in the 14th minute and in the 28th minute an excellent lob from Almand Thomas over a square Chelsea defence was struck first time by Dylan Waugh to make it 2-0. Hicks grabbed a double in the 38th minute with a volley but Max Timuska-Carr brought Chelsea back into the contest two minutes later when he beat the advancing Seaford keeper Hayden Hicks and knocked the ball into the open goal. Chelsea’s second came in the 87th minute following Seaford’s inability to defend a corner allowing Piers Brelsford to finish in a crowded penalty area. Baxter drew 2-2 at home against Sandown Lions while Somerville Eagles drew 1-1 against FC Noble Hurricanes at Alex Nelson Reserve last

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Anderton and Power were involved with another goal in the 32nd minute this time Anderton finishing from close range. The match finished the way it had started with Collingwood bossing the ball and appropriately it was Phil Ball who equalised from the penalty spot in the 78th minute after a handball decision that confused some Strikers players. On a positive note Ben Doree is back and came off the bench in the second half. Skye found itself 2-1 down at halftime against Heatherton with Jason Nowakowski scoring for the locals just before the interval. Skye came roaring back in the second period when Mikey Turner finished well following a square ball from Mark O’Connor in the 50th minute and a long-range strike from Caleb Nicholes in the 64th minute caught Heatherton keeper Senad Ahmetovic off his line to make it 3-2 to Skye. Heatherton’s Setmir Zijai levelled in the 91st minute and three minutes later Daniel Attard was brought down in-

Friday 6 August, 8.30pm: Collingwood City v Skye Utd – Kevin Bartlett Reserve Frankston Pines v South Yarra – Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve

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Top trio out: Scott Webster (left) and Aeseli Batikasa. Webster and twin brother Simon have left Frankston Pines while Batikasa could miss the remainder of the season through injury. Pictures: Darryl Kennedy

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