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THE “Spoonvil in the garden le travels to Bethlehem” scene of Anglican Churchthe Mornington and Mt Martha allows children original story to be part of of Christmas the : the journey hem and the to Bethlebirth Liz Rankin, the of Jesus, in a fun, crafty way. deacon of the church, said Queen Street the Christmas spirit scene aimed to bring “joy and to families and whole”. the town as a And she is keen on getting everyone “We’d like to involved. have people place spoon decorated with Christmas their own crafted lead up to Christmas characters in the ,” she said. “During this year of COVID-1 ties are creating 9 local communia point of connectio Spoonville characters n through the of that. The Christmas and my idea is an Nativity theme extension the need to keep can point to as we come out our community connectio ns going of isolation. “It allows children to experience the original story, and be part to families and bringing joy and Christmas of the town as a spirit whole. “Anyone can their own time be involved, young or old, and in over Those interested December.” can add to the ground is very hard, they should scene but, as the Ms Rankin said. bring a hammer,

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New take, old story: Deacon Spoonville Nativity Liz Rankin says Mt Martha Anglicangarden at the Mornington the and Church gives insight. Picture: children a greater Gary Sissons

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@mpnews.com.au premium wine been slugged brand Penfolds, has the Rollo Crittenden with a 169.3 MORNINGTON tariff on all its per cent , the president Mornington wine of ducers are facingPeninsula wine proPeninsula But, with the effectively killing exports to China, emaker at Crittenden Wine, and winlong lead time potentially off their trade consequences veloping new that country. with Estate. as a result of serious strong componen overseas markets, of de“The biggest effective ban China’s pears likely much challenge we it The Chinese on with a considerat to our wine sales, not the reduction face of the wine will apmarket accounted tralian wines. the importing of Ausup back on the ble amount 36.7 per cent in exports, but is for wines being Australian market. end of our flooding of the of Australia’ the The Chinese sold through s wine exAustralian Olivia Barrie, port revenue Ministry of Commerc the cellar door. discounted brand-nam market with in 2019-20, announced on and it is beington Peninsula the CEO of Morne lieved Treasury 27 Novembe e wines,” Mr “These direct-to-c Crittenden said. Wine, the peak Wine Estates r that new tariffs would dustry body around three lient sales sends be inrepresenting help mitigate million cases Treasury Wine will ian wine importsplaced on all Australwinemakers the risks of the and grape growers of China annually. wine to while it carried government’s Chinese nounced provisiona Estates has anan “anti-dum out measures, but Peninsula, describedon the Mornington ping While China need to stay we still duce the impact” l measures to “reis the largest Treasury Wine investigation”. the trade dispute vigilant.” as a “definite market for of the tariffs export Estates, the danger It allocating Morningto is believed the by of peninsula for our industry”. “re” wines otherwise n Peninsula “There will winery T’Gallant owner wine, the volume tariffs will remain until the end be discountin for China to destined and the of March g mium brands other is still “relatively exported to China they can be extended 2021, although in the Australian of prewell as the United Asian markets, as low”, according It market. is almost States, at the to inevitable,” she discretion Europe, and of the Chinese Australia. said. government. “Fortunately Permanent tariffs for Morningto insula wine n Penpending the outcome may be imposed producers, tourism is a Spend $40 dumping investigat of China’s “antior more ion”. prese

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