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WHEN the Birds Come In is a multimedia retrospective of stories shared by women living on the Mornington Peninsula. Curated and crafted by Carole Patullo, Jane Bayly and Melanie Beddie, audiences will travel through several created environments and spaces. Performers from three generations, including young actors from Dreamhouse Theatre Company, Rosebud Secondary College, SPARK Productions and The Music Industry will work alongside professional actors to reimagine stories and songs collected through the festival, A Woman’s Place. “There is something very special about storytelling; and when those stories come from lived experiences and transformed into theatre, the response from communities is profound,” co-producer Anthea Mackenzie said. Members of the audience will be invited to share their stories. “The magic that happens in storytelling isn’t with the storyteller, and it isn’t with the audience. The magic is in the ‘something’ that happens between the two,” Ms Mackenzie said. When the Birds Come In will be performed at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Rosebud, 16 and 17 March. Bookings: www.trybooking. com/BAPJE Details: awomansplace2019. squarespace.com/

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Fluid alliance: Calling on politicians to make better use of treated wastewater being pumped into the sea near Gunnamatta are, from left, Main Ridge avocado grower Steve Marshall, Russell Joseph, Chris Brayne and David Gill. Picture: Supplied

POLITICIANS are being asked to forget their differences and adopt a bipartisan approach to provide the Mornington Peninsula’s “hinterland” with secure water supplies for agriculture and fire fighting. The authors of the Hinterland Environmental Water Scheme (HEWS), Steve Marshall and Russell Joseph, say political posturing should be replaced with election promises to finance feasibility studies and design of a system to use treated wastewater now being

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Bay’s gummy shark stocks in decline Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au FISHING charter boat operator Charlie Micallef, who knows a thing or two about catching gummy sharks, believes their numbers are dropping in Port Phillip. The Victorian Fisheries Authority oversees regulations that set bag limits at two sharks (minimum 48 centimetres long) a person for recreational anglers and total commercial operations at 1700 tonnes a year. The authority rates the gummy shark population of Port Phillip as “sustainable”, but warns “sea level rise and changes in sea temperature associated with climate change are of potential concern to gummy shark biological stocks, since the habitats they use as nursery and feeding grounds are potentially prone to the effects of climate change”. Mr Micallef, who is regularly fishing on the bay, sees things differently. He says just two gummy sharks were taken in 22 trips made by his Rye-based Savage Seas Adventures company in late 2018 and earlier this year. The problem, he believes, is the catching and killing of pregnant gummy sharks. Port Phillip is seen as a nursery for gummy sharks and Mr Micallef says he has endured 10 years of being given the run around by politicians and being told, “there’s plenty of [gummy sharks], so it doesn’t matter. “If fisheries don’t do something

Back to the nursery: Charlie Micallef about to release a female gummy shark off Sorrento. The charter fishing boat operator says gummy sharks can be safely returned to the water even after time is taken for them to be photographed. Picture: Supplied

soon there will be a problem,” he said. “I hate to think what will happen if we continue to do what we’re doing.” Mr Micallef can be compared to the gamekeeper who ensures that animals or birds are living and breeding in a hospitable environment so that they are then available to hunters. He wants an “immediate stop” to the taking of pregnant gummy sharks. “At this stage, anyone can kill a pregnant large female gummy shark. The sharks swim for two years pregnant and then come into Port Phillip to have their pups, and there can be up to 50 pups a litter,” Mr Micallef says.

“There are no rules on putting back large sharks that are pregnant, this needs to change.” In calling for an end to the killing of pregnant gummies, Mr Micallef cites the efforts of the Project Banjo community group which led to regulations protecting stingrays, skates and guitar fish (“Bay rays win protection” The News 7/11/17). However, the same sort of protection afforded the rays is not being contemplated by the VFA. “Gummy shark stocks are in terrific shape and have been assessed as highly sustainable,” VFA communica-

tions manager Marc Ainsworth told The News. He said offshore commercial fisheries provided “fresh flake to local markets, restaurants and fish and chip shops for everyone to enjoy”. Bag and size limits enforced by fisheries officers ensured sustainable fishing. “Most anglers don’t catch breeding sharks. Our surveys show these are very rare events,” Mr Ainsworth said. Michael Burgess, executive officer of VRFish, “the voice of recreational fishing in Victoria”, said pregnant sharks were easy to identify and “we’re

asking people to release them”. He said there were no “signals” showing any dangers in reduced levels of gummy shark numbers, but would like to see more evidence “to decide what we can meaningfully do to ensure their survival”. Mr Burgess said “we’re seeing evidence that people are generally doing the right thing”. Mr Micallef said it was “morally wrong” that records were not kept of the number of pregnant gummies being caught. Making sure that anglers were forced to release pregnant female gummies would ensure the survival of the species in Port Phillip. Having large numbers of gummies to catch in the bay would “bring a lot of income to the southern peninsula, just like the barramundi in Darwin and the southern bluefin tuna in Portland”. Businesses would profit and “towns will boom” with increased winter fishing as “the gummies are here all the time”. “It just makes sense to put pregnant animals back.” Mr Micallef said it was easy to identify a pregnant gummy shark and there were ways to catch and release without the fish being injured. “They don’t have any teeth, so they’re easy to set free. You can have a picture taken and then return them to the water. “You can see it happen, they give a kick and they’re off. It’s beautiful to watch.”

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Suiting up to help maketh the man Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au WHAT’S been good for women should also be good for men, right? That rationale has led to the creation of a purpose-designed “much-morethan-just-clothing” outlet at Rosebud Central opened last week. Not-for-profit group Clothes4U, which has been providing quality clothing, accessories and toiletries to disadvantaged women on the Mornington Peninsula for five years, will now do the same for men in similar circumstances. The service is free and clients get to keep all the items they are given. “Over that time we have been providing women and girls with clothing for everything from everyday wear, to outfits for job interviews, court appearances, special occasions and more,” Clothes4U committee member Rachel Jacgung said. “About 50 women use the service each month, most referred by agencies on the peninsula,” she said. “The clients come from diverse backgrounds: some are homeless, others are victims of domestic violence, refugees, single mothers, unemployed, on parole or recovering drug addicts. “Whether they’re in crisis, or just needing some extra support during a rough patch in their life, we welcome them to our boutique.” Ms Jacgung said over the years the group had received many requests to provide the same service for men. “It has always been our dream to provide this service but, until now, it has not

Play petanque MEMBERS of Mornington Peninsula Petanque Club play at Moorooduc Recreational Reserve, Derril Road, Moorooduc, from 2.45-5pm, Sundays and Wednesdays, except public holidays. New members are welcome. Call club president Jim Crawshaw on 0458 548 491, or secretary Barbara Phillips, 0408 394 546, or email morningtonpeninsulapetanque@ gmail.com

Pt Leo surf day THE Disabled Surfers Association Mornington Peninsula branch is holding its second event for the year at Point Leo beach on Saturday 16 March. The branch is expecting an increase in the number of surfing participants (there were more than 100 at the 12 January event) and is asking volunteer helpers to register online or at the beach between 9.30am and 11.30am. The surfing starts at 11am and ends at 3pm. There were 300 volunteers at the January surf day, which sees surfers of varying abilities laying, sitting or kneeling on their surfboards. Details: disabledsurfers.org/vic/ morning-peninsula-branch/

Opening for men: Veronica Whittaker, centre, and Channel 7 newsreader Peter Mitchell at the opening of the expanded Clothes4U men’s store, which now caters for men and women. Picture: Yanni

been possible financially or logistically,” she said. A few months ago Mornington Peninsula Shire Council came to the rescue by leasing the group suitable premises at a peppercorn rental and the pilot program for boys and men was born: the first of its kind on the peninsula. “The response has been overwhelming, and we are currently seeing around five clients a week,” Ms

Jacgung said. “As with our female clients, each meets with a volunteer who helps them pick out quality clothing, shoes, underwear and toiletries to suit their body type, style and needs. “We have discovered that men who come to us for clothes and toiletries actually come for more than that,” Clothes4U president Veronica Whittaker said. “They like to talk to us about all sorts of things. “We get the sense that most are

lonely. Given their circumstances, they may not talk to people for days on end and so the opportunity to talk and joke with our volunteers is a positive experience.” Phase two of the men’s program will be to invite clients to stay for coffee and a snack to talk with other men – a time Ms Whittaker says is “when the real work begins and friendships may be established”.

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Super store bid ‘still months away’ Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au THE proposal by German-based Kaufland for a super store at Mornington remains up in the air despite the company being given the go ahead for stores at Dandenong, Chirnside Park and Epping. The state government was last week boasting about attracting “one of the world’s largest retailers to Victoria in a move that will create more than 1500 jobs and inject almost half a billion

dollars into the state’s economy”. Mornington Peninsula Shire and a growing number of residents are objecting to Kaufland being allowed to build on the Bata shoe factory in Nepean Highway. Economic development minister Tim Pallas joined Kaufland Australia managing director Julia Kern on Friday (8 March) for the announcement at the site of the company’s Mickleham distribution centre. Kaufland, which has more than 1230 stores and 150,000 employees across

Europe, is said to be investing $459 million and creating 1600 jobs in establishing its stores and headquarters in Victoria. Government spokesperson Crys Ja said a decision on the Mornington store – one of three that are the subject of an independent advisory committee planning process – “could still be months away”. The mayor Cr David Gill says a Kaufland store in Mornington would have “major implications” for the town. “The proposed location is on the bor-

der of the green wedge [zone] and will destroy the prominent entry gateway to Mornington,” he said. (“Public urged to oppose Kaufland bid” The News 22/1/19). “The establishment of such a major retail site on industrial land outside the Mornington activity centre could have a major impact on the retail economy within the Mornington village and result in vacant shops along Main Street. “Proper planning takes decades and one bad decision can ruin our strategy for shopping precincts overnight.”

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Oakbank Road resident Janet Street – who lives near the proposed site – said the development included a 430 vehicle car park and 4000 square metre retail outlet “which will directly compete with established retailers in the shopping precinct”. “A 20-metre sign will be the first thing people will see when driving into Mornington, the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula,” she said. Mr Pallas said planning approval for the first three stores was “a huge notch on Victoria’s belt”.

FRANKSTON MP Paul Edbrooke has remained tight lipped on the progress of a business case investigating the extension of the Frankston line to Baxter. Mr Edbrooke did not answer questions from The News asking for an update of when the case would be completed. The $3 million business case, paid for with federal funding, was started in April of last year. The media release stated it was expected to be completed by “early 2019”. The state Labor government is the missing piece in the project, with both major parties at federal level committed to the project. Dunkley MP Chris Crethwer said “as the railway line is State Labor Government owned and managed, they are undertaking the business plan using $3 million of Federal Liberal Government funding I secured, and need to authorise the project to proceed. Unfortunately, Labor at the State Government level have continued to play politics over the issue, instead of putting our community first, by both delaying the commencement of the business plan to begin with and now delaying the completion of the business plan. “My aim is still for the project to commence in late 2019, and Labor need to finish the business plan, contribute funding towards the project and allow it to commence as soon as possible. Labor’s delays continue to push back the potential start date for the project build,” he said. “This project is so important for our kids, our grandkids, our parents, our seniors and our community in the connectivity and opportunity it will provide, and I hope we can work in a bipartisan fashion to get this project underway.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison reaffirmed the government’s $228 million commitment in a visit to Leawarra Station in September of last year. Dunkley Labor candidate Peta Murphy said “A federal Labor government will move quickly to deliver the extension of the metro line to Baxter.” “70 per cent of the Liberal’s promised funding won’t flow for at least another four years, putting the project off into the never never. I will work to make sure that the extension of the line to Baxter becomes a reality.” The rail extension would see the rail duplicated and electrified to Baxter, with two new stations at Langwarrin and Frankston East constructed. The Victorian state Liberals had pledged to provide $225 million to the project if they won last year’s state election, which they went on to lose in a landslide.


Possums die during four days of heat Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au

ROADSIDE rescue: A heatdistressed ringtail possum is given a drink on the side of the road. Many possums were hit as they lay on the searing bitumen or tried to cross roads in search of water. Picture: Jocelyn Hansen Inset: Dead ringtail possums on the beach at Capel Sound. Picture: Alyse Huyton

CAPEL Sound ranger Max Patton was shocked by the number of heataffected ringtail possums found dead on the foreshore during this month’s four-day heatwave. “I patrolled Truemans, Browns and Sandy roads at Tootgarook and Rye where tens of possums were walking all over the road,” he said. “I pulled 35 dead from the road in two hours and was able to save three. “Their deaths could have been mitigated if residents across the peninsula put water out for wildlife, but a lot people do not know.” Mr Patton said at least 150 ringtail possums died at Somers beach after drinking seawater to try and aid their dehydration. Australian Wildlife Protection Council secretary Eve Kelly said wildlife shelter volunteers, vets and residents did the best they could to ease the animals’ suffering. However, they were powerless to prevent the “terrible suffering of the ringtails as they struggled to cope with the relentless temperatures” over four days of high temperatures. “Many possums simply dropped out of their nests, unable to survive the scorching heat; others made their way into the sea trying desperately to cool down,” Ms Kelly said. She confirmed the mass deaths as reported by rescuers along the waterline at Somers beach. “Similarly heataffected animals could be found at Capel Sound, Fingal and Gunnamatta,

on streets in Mt Martha and along the Frankston Freeway. Scores more were hit and killed on the roads throughout the peninsula.” Ms Kelly agreed that residents could play a bigger role in easing the animals’ suffering. “In a heatwave it is re-

ally important to leave shallow dishes of water out in your garden for local wildlife, keep your pets away from wildlife in distress and if you come across wildlife in distress call wildlife rescue groups for help and/or advice,” she said.

“If you come across a ringtail on the ground you can place a towel over its head and the rest of the body, place it in a cardboard box and bring inside. Also, place a small dish of water in the box, do not try to force it to drink, and keep it dark and quiet.

“If the possum seems to have recovered by the evening and the temperature has cooled down, it should be OK to release it back where you found it, but please ask for advice if unsure. “If you come across a dead possum always check to see if it has young on its back on in the pouch and call for help.” Organisations to call: Wildlife Victoria 1300 094 535, 7.30am-7pm Monday to Friday and 8am-6.30pm weekends. Animalia Wildlife Shelter 0435 822 699, 24 hours Frankston. AWARE Wildlife Rescue 0412 433 727, 24 hours. WHOMP 0477 555 611 based on the peninsula. Crystal Ocean Wildlife Shelter 0407 787 770, Rye. The Snake Catcher Victoria 0408 806 7062 or 597 504 81 specialises in assisting injured reptiles and relocating snakes 24 hours.

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Way to go: The cycling Rouyers rest at Sorrento before continuing their trip to Queensland. Picture: Aileen Thompson

On the road with the Rouyers AILEEN Thompson was intrigued by the sight of a family of French adventurers riding their bikes off the ferry at Sorrento. “They said they were cycling for a year having already ridden through France, Greece and other countries to get to Australia, and they intend riding to Queensland,” she said. “I couldn't resist speaking with them having done a similar thing through Europe with my husband a few years ago. I was so impressed with their effort.” The Rouyers, both 40, and their children, 14, 12 and 9, said on their

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as well as Sorrento – before setting off for Brisbane and hoping to arrive in early May. From Brisbane they fly to Vancouver, Canada and catch a train to Montreal by the end of July. “We will take a rock to chase a Grizzly, do a bit of Trans-Canada to move faster, and probably take in a bit of the States to finish,” their blog said. From Montreal they will fly home to Nantes. Visit the Rouyers at: www.yearround-the-world.com or email yearroundtheworld@gmail.com


Absurdity pays dividends

Time well spent: Organisers and performers on the 25-hour plus stage show by Southern Peninsula Players and Rosebud Astral Theatre Society are, from left, Tony Staunton, Tatiana Croft, Judy Cooper, Brendan Croft, Harrison Croft, Antonella Celi and Gabe Noonan. Picture: Yanni

A 25-hour theatrical performance at Rosebud has proved that absurd ideas can have rewarding outcomes. In November, cast and crew from the Southern Peninsula Players (SPP) and Rosebud Astral Theatre Society performed the “classic absurdist play”, The bald Soprano. Their efforts raised more than $1000 for housing and support service, SalvoCare Eastern Rosebud, and have led to the merging of the two companies into the Rosebud Theatre Group. “We performed an absurdist play, for an absurd length of time, with a cast and crew who ended up absurdly tired, but even after all that, it is still less absurd than members of our community sleeping on the street because they have nowhere else to go,” president of Rosebud Astral and committee member of SPP Brendan Croft said. Tony Staunton, SPP president of SPP, one of the few people who managed to watch every performance without a break, says community theatre on the peninsula has “a bright future”. In May, the merged groups will present Pygmalion, the story of Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins followed in September by the story’s musical adaptation, My Fair Lady. In June, the group’s junior members perform Alice in Wonderland. Details: astral.org.au or spptheatre.com. SalvoCare is at 17/19 Ninth Avenue, Rosebud, 5986 0000.

Forget-me-nots can help with dementia Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MANY people living with dementia, as well as their carers, are reluctant to use in-home support services even when they find out how easy it is to get them. And that’s placing a strain on those looking after family members and friends affected by the disease responsible for the second highest number of deaths in Australia after heart disease. “There are a number of reasons for their reluctance,” said Kylie Knoble, a care manager and dementia consultant based at Mornington. “They might fear that a request for help will be seen as an admission that they are not coping, or they may fear having a stranger in their home. “This results in the carer not being able to go out and have some much-needed time to themselves.” The issue is becoming increasing important on the Mornington Peninsula, which has the second highest prevalence of dementia – and the second highest proportion of elderlies – in Victoria. There are more than 100 causes of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common. The risk of contracting it increases with age, with almost one in 10 people over the age of 65 and almost one in three over 85 suffering what is tipped to become the leading cause of death over the next few years. Ms Knoble, of Southern Cross Care, says as dementia is a progressive condition it is important for people to become familiar with using support services as early as possible. “Research shows that the more support services a person uses, including respite care, the longer their carer will be able

to continue in their role,” she said. “This reduces the chance of having to go into residential care.” Dementia causes changes to the brain that can affect memory, thinking, problem solving, speech and language as well as personality changes. It causes widespread changes over time in a person’s functional abilities. Ms Knoble and her community support workers use a range of often old fashioned items to help people living with dementia at home, such as a combination of arts and crafts, music, iPads and virtual reality technology. “[These] reminiscence sessions are linked to their past interests and life story,” she said. “Holding objects that are tangible can trigger long-term and autobiographical memories which are usually spared until the later stages of dementia. This creates an opportunity to spark conversations and build a relationship with the community support worker.” “Often it only takes a little bit of advice and support to help someone keep their independence. I feel that what I do really makes a difference and can help improve people’s quality of life, which is really important to me,” Ms Knoble said. As well as visiting the person living with dementia and their carer Ms Knoble can develop a tailored support plan, communication strategies and diversional therapies. She can arrange up to 18 hours of respite care which can “bridge the gap” until an ongoing service is obtained. The service is funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Program and those eligible can access it for $15. Details call 1800 508 008. From 1 April Southern Cross Care will be known as Mercy Health Dementia Advisory Service, call 1300 478 776.

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Blasts from the past: Care manager Kylie Knoble, centre, with community support workers Kellie Paydon and Vivien Lougoon, and items used to trigger patient’s memories. Picture: Yanni

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Woman’s body found in water PLANS by a Mt Eliza couple for a lifestyle change have been shattered by the finding of a woman’s body found floating in the water at Martha Cove marina, 9.30am, Thursday 7 March. Senior Sergeant Kirby Tonkin, of Rosebud police, said the woman, 60, who was fully dressed, may have fallen and hit her head before toppling overboard from the boat overnight. Her husband raised the alarm after noticing she was missing in the morning. He found her body in the water near Martha Cove Boulevard with their pug dog nearby. It was taken to the vet suffering hypothermia. It is understood the couple was living on the yacht at the marina after selling their Mt Eliza property while their new house was being built.

Assaults: Images of the two men believed to have been involved in the incidents. Pictures: Supplied.

Assault and theft TWO incidents of theft and assault in Pearcedale in January and February are being investigated by police. Two men approached a man outside his home on East Road and punched him to the face before stealing cash from his car, 8pm, Sunday 20 January. The man received minor injuries and the men ran to a SUV which was driven away by a third man. The men returned to the same place in a silver Nissan sedan, Sunday 17 February. One of them smashed the windscreen of the same man’s car before stealing cash from inside the car. Police media advisor Sergeant Megan Stefanec said while driving away the pair crashed into a fence before driving into the victim, who received minor injuries.

Teen injured in chase A HASTINGS man was severely injured in a dispute with another man while riding his bike in Hastings, 11.20am, Tuesday 5 March. The details are unclear, but Detective Acting Sergeant Peter Drake, of Somerville CIU, said the 19-year-old victim went to a Hastings house where he was involved in an argument with the occupant. When the teenager fled on his bike the other man allegedly drove after him and may have struck him from behind at the entrance to the walkway between Mary Grove and High Street. Detective Drake said the silver coloured VW Jetta got stuck in a barrier at the lane’s entrance, preventing it from being driven away. The victim staggered into the grounds of Western Port Secondary College from where he was taken by ambulance to The Alfred hospital suffering serious head injuries. He had not been well enough to be interviewed, Thursday.

The name and whereabouts of the other man are unknown and police are appealing for witnesses.

Hit and miss A SWORD was thrust through the security door of a Mornington house during a dispute, 10.10pm, Wednesday 6 March. Detective Acting Sergeant Peter Drake, of Somerville CIU, said a resident of the house in

Coimadai Close, aged 30, heard a noise outside. He opened the front door to investigate – leaving the security door locked. On the porch a man, carrying a sword, and a woman, demanded he hand over “property”. The resident refused. As the man tried to force open the security door the sword was thrust through the wire mesh. Two women, aged 30 and 48, were also at the house. No one was injured in the incident.

Water an election issue Continued from Page 1 The state government has also listed the HEWS as a high priority project in its strategic directions statement published by the Western Port Integrated Water Management Forum. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr David Gill said the scheme would “ensure we have ready access to an abundant supply of water for our fireprone hinterland”. “This water will ensure our peninsula has adequate fire-fighting and environmental protection to secure and expand production of our world renowned horticultural products for decades to come.” Mr Brayne and Cr Gill recently visited a packing shed at Peninsula Avocados, which is run by the HEWS co-author, Steve Marshall. Dams are nearly dry on the Main Ridge property and Mr Marshall says he has “only just managed to keep the fruit in prime condition in time for picking and packing”. “Over the last few years we have lost entire crops

NEPEAN MP Chris Brayne wants to make it clear that he does not intend to hire his former Liberal opponent, Russell Joseph, as a consultant, although he is willing to “tap into” Mr Joseph’s “wealth of knowledge of the peninsula”. The article “New Nepean MP wary of political games’” (6/2/19) suggested Mr Joseph would be offered a consultancy position by Mr Brayne.

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NATHAN Lesslie, left, has been named as the Australian Greens candidate for the seat of Flinders in the May federal election. Mr Lesslie stood for the seat of Hastings in last November’s state election which was won by Liberal Neale Burgess. In his bid to become a federal MP Mr Lesslie is standing against long time Flinders MP, Liberal Greg Hunt, Labor’s Josh Sinclair and former Liberal and now independent Julia banks. Mr Lesslie, 32, married with two children, has been working as a social worker for the past 10 years. He says seeing the barriers faced by the families he supports “has been pivotal in sparking this mission to politically challenge the status quo in order to bring about a fair Australia for all”. As a youngster, he followed a “trajectory [that] was scary to myself and those around me” but his life was saved and shaped because he was able to “get the help I needed which also involved the professional support from a psychologist”. “I am so incredibly lucky to know first-hand the love and compassion that one person can show another can be life changing. I feel this fulfilling joy in trying to support others and this aligns me well with The Greens.”

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HOUSEHOLD items valued at $1000 were stolen from a Bittern house under construction, overnight Tuesday 5 March. The offender may have entered through the window of the unoccupied Woolleys Road property to steal the door and window. The house has been been burgled previously.

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due to heat waves as the shortage of water across the hinterland has prevented us keeping our fruit cool,” Mr Marshall said. “The HEWS will provide an unlimited and cost effective solution and will transform agriculture for a range of crops right across our region.” Mr Marshall said it would “make sense in a federal election year for both sides of politics to make a clear commitment to at least fund the detailed design and feasibility for the HEWS”.

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Coffee making at the point PARKS Victoria says it is responding to “strong feedback from visitors” by trialling a coffee caravan at Point Nepean National Park. The coffee trading trial will also provide “the potential for testing of short-term, seasonal activation that marries contemporary visitor needs within a unique park setting”. The outcome of the trial could lead to “a more developed service at the park” and conforms to “activation principles” identified in the 2017 master plan for the Quarantine Station. “Operating out of a beautifully restored Frank-

lin Regent caravan, the operators, Woodland Folk, are Mornington Peninsula based with a passion for local and sustainable products,” Parks Victoria communications director David Clay said. He said the award-winning coffee blend and trade certified organic tea would be available along with “a small menu of light snacks”. The mobile cafe will be at the Quarantine Station, Point Nepean National Park 8am–1pm on Sundays for the rest of March and until Easter Monday, 22 April.

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Down, but hooked fisherman not out SHARP eyes at Rosebud Motor Boat Squadron helped save the life of a fisherman whose boat sank in rough seas last week. Member Mitch Delic saw the boat being swamped and raised the alarm with the Safety Beach Coast Guard and police before heading out himself, Wednesday 6 March. Gale-force winds had whipped up heavy seas causing the 4.5-metre fibreglass boat to overturn about 4pm. The fisherman, who was alone, was taken aboard by the coast guard crew – but not before his fishing line wrapped around his leg and the hook embedded itself in his calf. The Rosebud squadron’s commodore Michael Hibbert, said Mr Delic tied a buoy to the bow of the boat as a marker after the coast guard towed it closer to shore. Mr Hibbert said he planned to refloat the boat early Friday 8 March. The fisherman was given the all clear by paramedics at the Rosebud pier. Coast guard spokesman John Armsden said the boatie was “cold, wet and shaken”. He urged boaters to check on weather conditions before heading out.

Slow ahead: The Safety Beach Coast Guard tows the stricken boat back to calmer waters out from the Rosebud Motor Boat Squadron, above; the rescued fisherman was hooked by his own line, top left, while his boat was left to sink off Rosebud with a marker buoy attached. Pictures: Supplied

WITH no end in sight to the recycling crisis Mornington Peninsula Shire has backed the Municipal Association of Victoria’s plan for a “well-designed container deposit scheme”. This would go part way to preventing recyclable rubbish going to the tip. (“Recyclables go to landfill” The News 27/2/19). The shire’s executive manager infrastructure services Jessica Wingad said the move would “increase recycling rates and reduce litter by providing a financial incentive to consumers to return their cans and bottles”. Ms Wingad said councils were “stepping up to identify local solutions” in the row, which included more investment and greater regulation of the recycling industry. She said the shire supported the MAV’s Rescue Our Recycling Action Plan “setting out key actions that local, state and federal government should take to help solve our recycling crisis – but we can’t do that without support from the state government”. MAV president Coral Ross has been reported as saying the state’s recycling system was “broken” due to “unsustainable levels of waste generation and market failure”

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REBEL Liberal-turned-independent MP Julia Banks and Victorian Liberal Party deputy leader Cindy McLeish headline a forum at Langwarrin this month designed to encourage more women to enter politics. The inaugural Louisa Dunkley Women in Politics Forum – organised by the Committee for Greater Frankston – is a 12-2pm lunch on Thursday 28 March at McClelland Gallery’s new Sarah and Baillieu Myer Education Pavilion. The committee’s chief executive Ginevra Hosking said public debate about the under-representation of women in politics had inspired the event. “Our two guest speakers will talk about their experiences in politics before we ask for questions from the audience.” She said there would be opportunities before and after the forum for attendees to network with the region’s women politicians, business and community leaders. Committee chair Fred Harrison said the committee would be sponsoring 10 female students from secondary schools in Dunkley to attend the forum. “We hope they will gain more of an insight into politics and become leaders of the future,” he said. The catalyst for recent public discussion about under-representation of women in politics was Julie Bishop receiving just 11 votes during the Liberal Party leadership spill last August, one vote for every year she had been deputy leader. Ms Bishop announced last month she would retire from politics this year. Industrial Relations

ENTREPRENEUR, philanthropist, former Geelong Football Club president and founder of the Committee for Geelong Frank Costa is guest speaker at a dinner to launch a organisation that wants to influence the future direction and development of the Mornington Peninsula. The Committee for Mornington Peninsula is promoting itself as “a proactive and passionate voice … committed to leading and influencing long-term outcomes and contributing to the strategic objectives for the broader Mornington Peninsula”. The business-backed committee says it will work “beyond electoral cycles and partisan politics with the aim of enhancing the social, economic and environmental sustainability to improve liveability, growth and sustainability of the region”. Founding members are being “sought across the political spectrum, community and breadth of industry both by sector and size; from microbusinesses through to large corporations”. Former Liberal MP for Dunkley, Bruce Billson last December said that the committee “will be similar to the [Committee for Greater Frankston] and those running in Greater Dandenong and Geelong” (“MPs to vie for peninsula vote” The News 17/12/19). Mr Costa will speak at the public launch of the Committee for Mornington Peninsula, 12.30pm-2.30pm Thursday 28 March at Mornington Racing Club. Cost is $79 a person or $690 for a table of 10 at www.committeeformp.com.au Keith Platt

Women in politics: Headline speakers at this month’s inaugural Louisa Dunkley Women in Politics Forum are, left, former Liberal now independent federal MP Julia Banks and Victorian Liberal Party deputy leader Cindy McLeish. The forum takes its name from gender equality campaigner, Louisa Dunkley, right.

Minister Kelly O’Dwyer announced her retirement a month earlier. Last November, Ms Banks told the Parliament she would leave the Liberal Party and become an independent MP, saying there was an “entrenched anti-woman” bias. She said there was “bullying and intimidation” of women in politics. In January, Ms Banks announced she would challenge Liberal MP for Flinders Greg Hunt, a former colleague. In contrast, in Victoria last December Cindy McLeish was elected Victorian Liberal Party deputy, and Georgie Crozier was elected the Libs’ deputy leader in the upper house. And the re-

elected state Labor government has 11 women and 11 men in its cabinet. Ms Hosking said that for Australia to have more women politicians “we need to start grass-roots conversations, introduce more women to this career path and, importantly, continue to build informal networks that will empower the women who do represent us to be more effective”. She said it was an easy decision to name the forum after Louisa Dunkley. “Pioneering Australian women like Louisa Dunkley led the world in calling for equal pay for equal work. She was a highly competent Morse code telegraphist, the only way to com-

Young bowlers ready for the challenge MORE than 70 pupils from Sorrento, St Joseph’s, Eastbourne and Rosebud primary schools will compete in the annual Primary School Lawn Bowls Challenge, 10am-2pm, Wednesday 27 March. Last year’s winners, Sorrento Primary, will be looking to repeat their success after progressing to the Bowls Victoria regional and grand finals. Now in its fifth year, the qualifying event will again be held at Sorrento Bowls Club, Hotham Road, at the rear of David Macfarlan Oval. Years 5 and 6 pupils will compete in what is a Southern Peninsula Division of the Summer Sports Victoria program. Sorrento Bowls Club president Brian McGrath will present trophies to the winning team and runners-up at 2pm. Club members will act as markers and measurers at the event which will be played in under Bowls Victoria rules. Spectators are welcome. The challenge is being coordinated by physical education teacher Michelle Richens, of Sorrento Primary, and Bowls Victoria.

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“Those competing have demonstrated great enthusiasm by practicing their techniques and strategies in the lead up to the event which is sponsored by Prentice Real Estate of Sorrento and Rye,” spokesperson Judith Mordech said. This year‘s Southern Metro Region final is at Hampton Bowls Club, Friday 29 March. The state final is at Darebin City Bowls Club, Wednesday 1 May.

Day out for Ruby CLASSIC cars and motorbikes will tour the Mornington Peninsula later this month as part of Ruby’s Ride ‘n’ Roll. The day out will include riding along scenic roads, stopping at several venues, and a barbecue lunch. There will be raffles and auctions which all go towards raising money and “making a difference” to children with cancer. Ruby’s Ride has a 9am registration leaving 10am, Saturday 30 March, from The Dava Hotel, 614 The Esplanade, Mt Martha. The cost is $30. Details: rubyroserainbowfund.com.au

municate rapidly over long distances before telephones and two-way radios. The job was considered one of the first high-technology professions of the modern era, but women were paid much less than men. The politically volatile Frankston-based federal seat of Dunkley is named after her.” Forum invitees include the Liberal MP for Dunkley, Chris Crewther, and his Labor opponent, Peta Murphy; state MPs from the region Sonya Kilkenny, Paul Edbrooke and Neil Burgess; and women councillors from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Bookings: c4gf.com.au/events/ Michael Hast

Positive signs at clean-up day CLEAN-UP Australia Day volunteers at Mt Martha are happy to report “significantly less rubbish” being found than in previous years. Registrar Jan Jones, a member of Mt Martha Yacht Club and Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group, said: “Let’s hope that future years of Clean-Up Australia continue to see a reduced need for this event. “We also hope this [less rubbish] is due to greater awareness of the environmental impact of careless rubbish disposal alongside the impact of the clean team funded by Mornington Peninsula Shire over the past few summers.” Volunteers from the yacht and lifesaving clubs, Rotary, BERG and residents swept an area from the rocks at Balcombe Point, along the foreshore, past the creek mouth and north to the rear of boat sheds opposite Coolangatta Road. They also scoured the village, car parks and several streets. Organisers were concerned the hot weather would deter volunteers, but, in the morning, the

47 who registered set about collecting 30 large bags of rubbish. For some it was a family effort with eight children joining in with their parents. Three yacht club kayakers lugged their kayaks across the sand bar at the mouth of Balcombe Creek and collected rubbish along the creek. This included fishing line and hooks caught in trees along the creek. Volunteers queried the lack of recycling bins in the village surrounds as about half of the items collected were potentially recyclable – plastic and glass bottles and containers, drink cans, cardboard drink cartons and packaging. “The good news is that fewer plastic bags were collected, but chip and confectionery bags and fast food packaging were abundant,” Mrs Jones said. Only a couple of very large items were collected: a big roll of black construction plastic and two car tyres. Stephen taylor


The Great Outdoor and 4X4 Expo is heading to the peninsula this weekend from March 14 to 17. The four day event, the first to be held at Mornington Racecourse, will showcase everything from the latest Caravans, Motorhomes, Campervans, Camper trailers and Hybrid campers, 4WD's and 4 x 4 accessories to metal detectors, Boats, Pontoon/Party Boats as well as fishing gear, demonstrations and activities for the whole family. Many exhibitors will be offering show specials, so make sure you drop in and grab yourself a bargain. There are some fantastic door prizes to be won by just attending the expo. U93-U94 U95

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BILLABONG Caravans make a range of vans that are designed to be a perfect fit for their customers. Which is why, when they have a really good design, they make sure that this design goes across their level, or series, of caravans. Billabong Caravans has a large range of models (29 all up) ranging from ensuite models ranging from 16 ft to 22 ft, family vans from 16 ft up to 23 ft with 4 bunks. Also there is the Shearwater models which come with a combo shower toilet set up in 16 and 17’6. Then there are the centre ensuite models which are large 22 and 24ft models. Each model is available in a different Series being Matilda , Redgum, Coolabah, Drover and Redback. The Matilda is the entry level range. It’s designed to make it possible for people who are budget conscious to buy an excellent caravan which will give them all the comfort and quality you expect from any caravan, and basically stay on the tarmac, with just a little dirt road here and there. The Redgum is the touring range. This is when you need a bit more oomph in the chassis and body so it will go a bit further off the beaten track, without being a full off-roader. It still has the Billabong standards built in, but is just a bit more robust that the Matilda Series. The Family Vans are available in the Matilda Series in 16’, 18’ and 19’. But in the Redgum Series it’s available in 16’, 18’, 19’, 20’, 21.6’ and 24’. All Billabong Caravans come with either a 4 or 6” Supagal chassis with leaf spring suspension as standard. Off road suspension is available in all models in the range and that’s where the Drover Series kicks in as the offroad version. There are 2 x 95 lit water tanks with galvanised protection, which is essential for anything under the caravan. To protect the body of the caravan, which is built with white high ribbed aluminium cladding, there is plenty of checker plate to the front and sides. All of that rides on 15” or 16” alloy wheels with 10” or 12” electric brakes to all the wheels. Internally, the Billabong Caravans a beautiful caravan. The way the caravans have been designed ensures that there is plenty of room for the family to live in it. Good design means that, even with bunks, the en-suite is fully functional and usable, without being cramped. There is nothing worse than having to slide sideways into a shower, and this model makes sure you don’t have to do that.

With a family to feed, you need a good kitchen. The stainless steel kitchen sink sits alongside the grill and cook top, which has 1 electric and 3 gas burners. The fridge is a 3 way 184lit model, big enough to handle the food you need. To make sure everyone has enough room to sit, the L shaped seating is big, has a strong, hard wearing fabric cover and a good sized table. There is a north south queen sized bed at one end of the caravan with the option of bunk beds at the other. All have very good mattresses. Just to provide a bit of privacy there can be a concertina door between the queen bed and the body of the caravan. Plus the TV swings into the body so it can be watched by everyone. Billabong put cupboards and drawers wherever they can to make sure you have as much storage as possible. One more important feature in their models is the washing machine. It takes a lot of clever engineering and designing to fit everything that a family needs into a van, and add in a big caravan washing machine. Let’s face it, kids, dirt and holidays seem to go together very easily! There is one more feature about Billabong that takes everything they offer to the next level, and that is their ability to customise their models to suit their customer’s needs and wants. Obviously, Billabong will make sure that all customisation retains the integral strength and safety of their caravans, but work as hard as they can to deliver what they are asked to deliver. Because the caravans are hand-made at their factory in Campbellfield the individual requests can be done. It might be something as little as putting cupboards instead of drawers, or the other way round. Hand building the furniture makes that a very easy request. And just when you think you have thought of everything it is time to look at the list of optional extras. You can add in ESC, jerry can holders, a tool box, there is a huge choice of external extras. Internally the list is big too. Perhaps you want café bar seating, or leather seat covers, a third bunk, or an acrylic splash back. The Billabong Caravans have a large range of sizes and options been designed to incorporate personal choices to make sure that the quality of manufacture and finish delivers what the customer wants. Billabong Caravans are proud of their reputation and work to ensure every caravan they produce adds to their reputation. www.billabongcaravans.com

Freestyle RVs are always on show SHOWCASING one of the largest ranges of caravans in Australia, Freestyle RVs huge undercover dealership in Melbourne’s north allows you to browse for your dream caravan with ease. “As Melbourne’s exclusive dealer for Lotus Caravans and Universal Caravans, we firmly believe we have the best range of on-road and off-road caravans available on the market,” Russell Savage, Senior Sales Specialist, said. “We have invested countless hours into finding a range of premium vans that live up to our standards of quality and we have added Newlands Caravans and Concept Caravans to our stock of leading brands.” When you find your dream van on their lot, they can customise it exactly the way you want it. You have control over what you want in your new van including

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colours, floorplans, interiors, accessories and more. “We believe our dealership sets a new standard in the caravan buying experience. Working directly with manufacturers makes the whole process a lot more personal and informative for our customers,” says Russell. “Our staff have lived and breathed the caravanning lifestyle, so you can be certain that you’re getting the best advice available from people who are truly passionate about the industry and product.” “We have the best quality range of vans in Melbourne. Whatever a customer is looking for in a van, they will find it here at Freestyle RVs,” adds Russell. Visit Freestyle RVs at Site 6 at the Great Outdoor and 4x4 Expo this weekend, online at freestylervs. com.au or at 816 Cooper St, Somerton.


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SAFETY BEACH, DROMANA, McCRAE, ROSEBUD, CAPEL SOUND, RYE, BLAIRGOWRIE, SORRENTO, PORTSEA

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Capel Sound 2 St Elmos Close

Safety Beach 5/33 Dromana Parade

Set on approx. 554m2 in a quiet court location, this well presented BV home offers 3BR’s with BIRS, master bedroom with FES & WIR, well-equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher & breakfast bar and there are two living areas.

As new second level SINGLE FLOOR 2 bedroom Villa. Featuring open plan living and high ceilings. With a private north facing patio and light filled living, this low maintenance property is the perfect entertainer.

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PRICE GUIDE $630,000 - $660,000 INSPECT As advertised

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Rosebud 2/30 Warranilla Avenue

Rosebud 108 Seventh Avenue

This modern villa offers 2 spacious robed bedrooms, main with dual-entry bathroom, there is a warm décor throughout with quality window furnishings & floor coverings, and the modern well-equipped kitchen features a dishwasher.

* Fully renovated * Kitchen with stone benches and WI Pantry * Ducted heating & r/cycle air-con * Bangalow with full bathroom * Extra parking space for boats, cars and caravans

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Rosebud 18 / 771-773 Point Nepean Road

Rosebud 5 Murray-Anderson Road

Impressive single storey villa, close to the foreshore and shopping. Featuring 3 bedrooms; master with BIR’S and FES, formal living room, spacious family room adjoining a fabulous kitchen that has plenty of cupboard & bench space.

Situated just a 250 metre walk to the shores of Port Phillip Bay, this allotment is 8sqm approx. with approved plans and permits for a two townhouse subdivision. Plans are available upon request. Vendor requires an urgent sale.

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‘THE MATISSE’ A MORNINGTON MASTERPIECE PERFECTLY situated on a quiet street, in a desirable location just a short walk to Fishermans Beach, luxury living awaits you with these two, brand new four-bedroom townhouses each offering about 325 square metres (35 square) of bright and welcoming living space. Constructed by Coastal Development Group, the generous 450 square metre block is the largest for any townhouse currently available in Mornington. With an intuitive design catering to the needs of todays buyer, the interiors are a showcase of clean architectural lines and a dazzling array of premium appointments will not leave you wanting. The two-storey layout boasts a glamorous open-concept design that works harmoniously to maximise the natural light throughout all living zones; a spacious lounge and dining space seamlessly unites with an alfresco entertaining deck, and taking centre stage is a superb kitchen featuring stainless-steel appliances by Miele. Incorporating a brilliant breakfast bar with stone bench tops, there is also a butlers pantry. From the front of the home you emerge through an impressive oversized glass doorway into the entry foyer where the nearby master bedroom boasts a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with double basins and a large double shower. Continuing along the hall is a handy home office and a powder room for guests, whilst the move upstairs takes you to a second living zone – perfect for the kids console games and study times - and three more fabulous bedrooms that include a guest bedroom with ensuite, and the main bathroom. Energy saving features include double glazed windows, a solar hot water service and a 2000-litre water tank has been installed to one of the properties. Privacy and security have also been reassuringly provided for with a video and audio surveillance system, and the houses have a central burglar alarm. From the street is a double garage with automated doors that has internal access to the main hallway. n

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RYE 49 Minnimurra Road,

RYE Unit 2/38 Edgar Street

SPECTACULAR BAY VIEW

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Ideally located in the highly sought after Whitecliffs area of Rye, and near the end of a quiet cul de sac is this private oasis perched neatly amongst the tree tops boasting one magnificent view across the bay to Arthurs Seat and Mount Martha. Within a leisurely stroll to the Tyrone Foreshore, 500m (approx), this light filled home comprises 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/dining/lounge, high ceilings, separate laundry, gas ducted heating/cooling, upgraded kitchen and bathrooms, extensive decking, paved drive and carport. The raised family room with built in bar is the ideal place to sit back and enjoy the visual splendor. Never to be built out and backing directly onto the Rye Recreational Reserve. This tightly held pocket offers a brilliant lifestyle for those who appreciate privacy, peace, a stunning bay view, yet still in the heart of it all.

Superbly located just a leisurely 500m stroll (approx) to the crystal clear waters of the Tyrone Foreshore and walking trail to Blairgowrie village is this neat, easy care 2 bedroom unit, just one of 2 on the block and offering a pleasant tree-top view. Elevated to capture a sea-breeze in the afternoon this most affordable hideaway features: open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room, 2 bedrooms each with built in robes, full bathroom, separate laundry and free-standing single lock-up garage. Set privately on a gently rising allotment at the end of a sealed drive this solidly built dwelling has been tightly held in the same family for over 30 years. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to acquire a most affordable foothold in a premier beach-side location.

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RYE 6 Sherwood Forest Drive

RYE 11 Sinclair Avenue

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This substantial vacant residential allotment measuring 1,340m2 in size is the perfect blank canvas with which to design & build a contemporary coastal retreat of grand proportions. Offering room for tennis court, pool, large garage & outdoor sheds. The site is ideally suited to a split level residence capturing the tree top & valley views on offer. With all services available this prized allotment on the ocean-side of Rye offers endless opportunities to build yourself an enviable lifestyle at an affordable price.

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BLAIRGOWRIE 6 Summoner Street A RARE FIND This ideal level allotment situated on the ocean side of Blairgowrie is the perfect site to develop a north facing single level home. A private setting, this rare find is one of only a few vacant sites left in area and with an impressive site area of 985m2 (approx) certainly one of the best. Stroll to the beautiful Bridge Water Bay and meander along the ocean tracks, or use the newly installed footpath to wonder into the vibrant Blairgowrie village.

A weatherboard residence or retreat situated on a generous 1077m2 allotment. Designed to accommodate friends and family when choosing to come down together it features: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms including 2 ensuites, 2 living areas, central kitchen and dining, ducted heating and double carport. A spacious rear yard is ideal for the kids to play to their hearts content whilst in full view of those relaxing in the spa or enjoying a BBQ on the rear deck. The complete retreat it has also enjoyed a track record of short term rental income should a buyer wish to continue the revenue stream that it offers. A fantastic, prime township opportunity at a most attractive price.

For Sale $720,000 Contact: Michael Prentice 0417 369 235

BLAIRGOWRIE 12 Lambert Court

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WHAT A LOCATION!! Superbly located only 250m (approx) from the waters edge is this immaculate property set in a quiet cul de sac. Comprising 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, separate laundry, reverse cycle heating/cooling, carport and rear shed. A prize location in a tightly held pocket and on a lovely level allotment this cute home is also within a leisurely stroll along the newly created footpath into the Blairgowrie village.

For Sale $745,000 - $775,000 Contact: Mark Prentice 0408 117 772

For Sale: $895,000 Contact: Mark Prentice 0408 117 772

For an OBLIGATION FREE APPRAISAL contact Michael Prentice 0417 369 235 - Mark Prentice 0408 117 772 - Michael Christodoulou 0419 003 685

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190 High Street, Hastings

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Quality tenant ‘Coastcare Medical Equipment Hire & Sales’ Secure long-term lease (5 x 5 years) 500m2* Showroom, exceptional frontage & exposure Prominent position adjoining major national retailers Rental return of $66,744 per annum (net) with annual increases

A rare freehold, standalone opportunity to buy a medical premises Operating currently with a single practitioner permit Denture Clinic relocating Offering vacant possession 2 consulting rooms 4 onsite carparks inc disabled

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THE PENINSULA’S ONLY EXCLUSIVELY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT FORTHCOMING AUCTION

Business Sale - Mornington Biscottini Cafe

• Smack in the middle of town across from both Blamey Place and Main Street • Split in to 11 large offices, boardroom, kitchenette, ladies and men’s toilets • As new fitout recently done • Ideally suit investor or occupier

• Extremely popular Main Street cafe • Turnover in excess of $25,000 per week • Excellent rent and lease terms • Successful business trading for 18 years • Licenced venue with seating for approx. 60 inside and 38 outside

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Party Hire Business

Stunning Office Space

• Mornington Peninsula based business • Family run business for over 35 years • Specialising in weddings and parties across the peninsula • Housed in a 500sqm factory

• Fully furnished office space with all amenities • Stunning views overlooking this 40 acre property • Parking for approx. 20 vehicles • Ideally suited to a company with approx. 10-20 staff members • Call today for an inspection that won’t disappoint

Sale Price: Contact Agent Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Lease Price: $6,250pcm+GST Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Village People Balnarring

Perfect Position

One of the best coffee lounges on the Mornington Peninsula. Based in the busy Balnarring Shopping Centre with a wonderful lease package. Seating inside and outside. Average of 60-70 kg of coffee per week. Early start catches a huge local breakfast trade all year round. Figures don’t lie, this will not last long. Be very quick !!

• Retail space of approx. 160sqm available for lease • Positioned smack in the middle of the Mt Martha strip • High foot traffic area • Long and strong lease package available

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• Long standing coastal business • Focus on take away food and drinks • Amazing lease package • Ideal husband and wife business • Huge local following Sale Price: $190,000+ SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Envy Hair & Beauty Salon

Lease Price: $1,600pcm+GST+OG Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $44,950 + SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

D • 65sqm retail space with front and rear access • Convert to café/restaurant/takeaway as fitted with cool-room and grease trap • As new fit out, on-site toilet facilities • Current rent at $4,015pcm+GST+OG Sale Price: $45,000 ( Fit-out Only) Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

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Business Sale - Mornington

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• Long established salon • Excellent long term staff • Attractive leasing package • Fantastic fit-out • Residence available

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OFFICES FOR LEASE ( Mornington unless specified) 176-182 Main Street -30sqm $1,662.50pcm+GST+OG 356 Shands Road, Main Ridge Contact Agent 6/356 Main Street – 104sqm $2,950pcm+GST+OG Office 1, 4/15 Carbine Way – 42sqm $1,750pcm+GST+OG Office 2, 4/15 Carbine Way – 12sqm $750pcm+GST+OG 1/486 Nepean Hwy Frankston – 220sqm $3,000pcm+GST+OG SHOPS FOR LEASE Jetty Rd, Rosebud - From 70sqm From $3,300pcm+GST+OG 187 Main Street – 187sqm $5,050pcm+GST+OG Peninsula Live Music Venue St Andrews Beach – 180m2 $3,334pcm+OG • Iconic live music venue on Mornington Peninsula RESTAURANT FOR LEASE • Licensed for 120 people $7,950pcm+GST+OG • Excellent lease of 10 years with rent of $5,000 pcm + GST + OG 164 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill MEDICAL FOR LEASE • Included with business is a 3 bedroom house with 2 1052 Nepean Hwy - 15.3sq $6,584pcm+GST+OG bathrooms & kitchen, together with a 1 bedroom studio WORKSHOP Sale Price: $295,000 WIWO 323-325 Main Street - 150sqm $1,834 pcm + GST +OG

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• Premier coffee shop serving 50kg+ of coffee pw • Open 7 days in prime Main Street position • Upstairs lounge area, function room and courtyard • Italian styled menu for breakfast, lunch & functions. • Fully Licensed. Sale Price: $450,000+SAV Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

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Lilo Cafe

• Iconic café located opposite Fishermans Beach • Great passing trade all year round • Weekly average takings of approx. $18,400 • Excellent rent of $4,322pcm+GST+OG • Great lease package available Sale Price: $350,000 WIWO Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

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LETTERS

Talent-spotting teacher looking for backers Thank you for the article “Soprano off to market” (The News 27/2/19). I discovered Harmony Lee’s wonderful talent at Dromana Hub in April 2018, and wondered why such a talented singer had to perform to shoppers too busy to stop and enjoy instead of an appreciative audience. Later, I discovered other buskers who also merited a concert in which they could display their talent. I made inquiries about booking the hall in Ninth Avenue for a Peninsula showcase and I was told to see Ron. Ron Cooper, president of the Rosebud Over 50s Social Club, had also been so impressed by Harmony’s talent but had no contact details other than her mother’s name. Luckily, I was able to supply those details and the members of the club were privileged to enjoy Harmony’s talent twice at the low cost of $5 each time, in a solo concert on 6 September and the Peninsula Showcase on 4 October, the latter officially opened by the current mayor [Cr David Gill]. It is not suitable for such talented youngsters to perform in pubs and clubs, so I am hoping that alcohol-free venues will step up to give them the opportunity to demonstrate the result of the sheer hard work they’ve put in for about half of their lives. Two young performers missed the showcase. Jess Faulkner was acting in a movie and at that stage I’d never heard of Joshua Vass, another aspiring opera singer who has appeared in the Sound of Music with Cameron Daddo and Marina Prior. Text me on 0490 253 134 for details if you’d like to be a starmaker, as Molly Meldrum was for Abba. I am not an agent, just a retired teacher who gets a kick out of seeing youngsters fulfil their potential. Ray Gibb, Rosebud

Officialdom gone mad Congratulations to the Mornington Peninsula Shire ranger who a week ago confronted a frail 84-year-old woman as she walked her small dog a few doors away from her house in a quiet Balnarring street at 7.15am, dog trotting quietly beside her, and charged her with breaking the law by having her dog off the lead. Legally correct? Yes. But despite the age and obvious disability of the woman who was not aware that she was breaking the law, and the fact that the elderly dog sat obediently when she stopped, the ranger in question was officious, firing a series of questions including the woman’s date of birth. The woman has subsequently received in the mail a fine for $160. Wouldn’t it be reasonable to think that a warning would have sufficed on this occasion. Are we living under a despotic regime in this shire? Jennifer Atkins, Arthurs Seat

Levy wasted The “Recyclables go to landfill” article (27/2/19) finished with the comment that “The shire has paid over $26million in landfill levy over the past 10 years, contributing to the current $500 million fund held by the government”. I am obviously being very simplistic and naïve, but surely $500 million would fund the establishment of a suitable recycling industry here in Victoria, creating employment and manufacturing opportunities as well as processing recycled materials? Or is the government quietly using this fund for interest income from investing the $500 million rather than utilising it for it’s original purpose. This is, in anyone’s eyes, a huge amount of money that could be invested into state of the art recycling for Victoria. Wilga Kottek, Main Ridge

Time to act I find it hard to comprehend our high paid bureaucrats going to China to study waste treatment when all the information they need is on the internet. I have submitted many links of information to Mornington Peninsula Shire on this and there are waste treatment plants that are even tourrorist destinations (which I have also put forward thinking that the word tourrorist would stimulate them to action).

What they aught to do is get off their “donkeys” and do something. Put the heat on the state government to spend the $500 million collected in waste levies to do something besides talk, think, hire consultants, take trips to China and having fine dining at their meetings (which is evaporating this fund as we speak). This is not rocket science, it is just a matter of being decisive and motivated to get something done. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Saving paper All of our recycling is becoming a problem to our council (“Recyclables go to landfill” The News 26/2/19). Mornington Peninsula Shire Council could set a good example and reduce our paper waste by ceasing delivery of its self-congratulatory propaganda publication “Peninsula Wide”, which goes straight into the bin. The rubbish bin. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Balance views I feel compelled to respond to your inveterate correspondent John Cain and his sweeping statement that the “federal government has been performing poorly” (“Show compassion” Letters 27/2/19). I am not a member of any political party or political lobby group but I am aware of some facts that he chooses to ignore. Since this government came to power we have had continuous GDP growth, low inflation, low interest rates for borrowers and a stable interest rate environment. We may also have a budget returning to surplus. Aside from the economic performance, we have had record numbers of jobs created, children off Manus and Nauru islands and no boats or deaths at sea from people smuggler activity. A further achievement that needs to be mentioned is the significant number of life saving drugs and medicines that have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. Thousands of people have had their lives changed for the better, so lets give [Flinders MP and Health Minister] Greg Hunt credit where it is due. In the current political climate it is important that we strike a balance of views. John Manfield, Blairgowrie

Eyeing the economy Michael Free has made a false claim by stating that Labor has been unable to deliver a surplus since Paul Keating (“Show me the money” Letters 6/3/19). Josh Frydenberg, our alleged treasurer, has just celebrated 28 years of economic growth and, in that period, we had a Labor government that also had to cope, quite admirably, with the global financial crisis. Because of the decisions that the then Treasurer Wayne Swan made, we were the envy of the world. Swan received an international medal recognising him as the world’s best treasurer. Swan was also an economist, unlike Frydenberg or Scott Morrison before him. The national debt as of today is standing at half a trillion dollars. That is double the debt that Labor left after the GFC. The national economy is facing its sharpest slowdown in two years, according to reports. May I suggest that Michael Free watch with a lot more interest in what is said about the economy. John Cain, McCrae

AGL not elected On Sunday 24 February, ABC News broadcast a special report on Crib Point and AGL’S plans to import liquified natural gas (LNG). Western Port mussel producer Michael Harris was interviewed and stated “It couldn’t be any more farcical. How can we be shipping off our resources and then buying them back? I don’t think it’s going to bring gas prices down for customers”. Phaedra Deckart, AGL’s general manager of energy supply, said “… we know [the community] are … taking one for the team, I suppose, in helping Australia and particularly the southern states meet their energy supply needs”. “We need to balance their needs as a commu-

nity with the broader needs of Victoria and the other states in terms of gas supply,” Ms Deckart said. I don’t remember voting for AGL in the state election, so how can a private company like AGL decide what is best for our community? Why should the residents of Crib Point be “taking one for the team” for the financial benefit of AGL? The gas retailers, gas producers and gas pipeline operators behave this way because they can. The Victorian government needs to remind the AGL board that it requires a social licence to operate at Crib Point. A social licence is the approval of a project by a local community. Dale Stohr, Crib Point

Hold your breath Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just announced a ”climate solutions package” which will burn $3.5 billion to change the climate. It will be a completely wasted effort. How many times has Earth’s climate changed in the brief time humankind has existed on the planet? It will continue to change despite our puny efforts. Those who think we can change the climate by dialling down atmospheric CO2 have delusions of god-like grandeur, or rocks for brains. The trace of CO2 in the atmosphere has but a minor effect on global warming. Its concentration is rising aided, along with other factors, by the exponential growth of the human population who all breathe out CO2 100 times the concentration we breathe in. Rid yourselves of this lemming-like mentality and think about it with an open mind. Mark Twain’s comment, years ago was ”sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting it on or by imbeciles who really mean it”. We haven’t become any better at it, have we? John Godfrey, Mornington.

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Short-sighted It will seems very short-sighted if government (state or federal) does not put a stop to AGL polluting Western Port, which is of significant ecological and touristic value and is also a designated Ramsar and biosphere area on the Mornington Peninsula. I have heard a rumour, which I sincerely hope is not true, that it is planned to ban dogs on our peninsula beaches. This would be an extremely bad idea as it would severely affect the health and wellbeing of many people and their pets, who in actual fact do a great deal in caring for the beaches by picking up rubbish during their dog walking hours. Georgie Gibbs, Balnarring

Birthday thanks Thank you to the Hastings Club for providing a wonderful venue for Mrs Jannetje Witte to celebrate her 100th birthday (“A century to celebrate” The News 20/2/19)). The food was delicious and the staff could not do enough to make the day a special one. They even made many phone calls trying to get a taxi to pick up mum. All her family and friends had a fabulous time and a tremendous day. Lis Bold, Hastings

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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

Mrs Fielder opens a school of graceful dancing for children Compiled by Brodie Cowburn BY advertisement in another column Mrs J. H. Fielder announces that she is opening a school of graceful dancing for children, and will be pleased to interview parents of prospective pupils at “Erinville”, Playne Street, Frankston. Mrs Fielder, with her five years’ experience under J. C. Williamson’s former pupil, Miss Brennan, comes to the district with the highest credentials, and her advent will no doubt be welcomed by parents anxious for improvement in the general department of their children. Classes will commence on Tuesday, 25th March. *** ON Sunday next in the Frankston Methodist Church Harvest Festival Services will be conducted at 11a.m and 7p.m by the Rev E. Tonkin. On Monday following at 8p.m the gifts of fruit etc. will be sold. The Harvest Festival services at Langwarrin Methodist church passed off successfully on Sunday last there being good congregations at both services. The fruit and produce were sold by ‘Bruce’ auction on the following evening and realised between £9 and £10. *** WE are requested to announce that the committee meeting of the Frankston branch of the Victorian Protestant Federation will be held next Thursday evening to make arrangements for holding a public meeting which has been delayed owing to influenza restrictions. ***

THE postponed “Welcome Home” social and presentation to our Returned Soldiers will be held in the Recreation Hall, Langwarrin, on the 22nd. inst. The promoters are confident that the public will roll up and give a hearty welcome to “the boys”. A first class programme has been arranged and supper will be provided. *** MOVING Pictures – On Wednesday evening next in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall, a high class entertainment will be given in aid of the Memorial Hall to be erected in Frankston. The pictures are spoken of as being an exceptionally fine series and the Returned Soldiers are working to secure a crowded house for the occasion. *** MORNINGTON Branch of Returned Soldiers Association – It is announced in our advertising columns that a special meeting will be held in the Mechanics’ Hall, Mornington, on 18th March, to form a branch of the R.S. and S.I.L.A. Delegates will be present from headquarters and all returned soldiers of Mornington and district are urgently requested to forward their names to Mr J. Connop, the association’s representative at Mornington. *** THE Committee of the patriotic gymkhana recently held or Frankston met on Friday evening last to receive the balance sheet, Cr. Oates presiding. The treasurer’s statement showed

that a net profit of £380 2s 6d had been made, and this amount will be handed over to the local Repatriation Committee. Mr T. Ritchie in expressing appreciation of the the achievement, made the happy suggestion that a letter of thanks be presented to the hon. secretary, (Mr T. J. McMurtrie), Major Conder and Sergeant Watts for the very special assistance rendered by them in attaining success. The idea was heartily approved and Mr Jennings was deputed to attend to the matter. The full financial statement appears in another column. *** NOMINATIONS for the seat in the Centre Riding of the Shire of Frankston and Hastings rendered vacant by the resignation of Cr Jos. Unthank, close on Thursday, 20th. March at 4 o’clock, p.m. with the Returning Officer, Cr Chas Murray at Somerille. It is not likely that there will he a plethora of candidates for the position particularly in view of the fact that a considerable section of the ratepayers are anxious to secure the nomination of Mr Charles Thornell, of Somerville. Mr Thornell has by no means definitely decided to accede to the wishes of his friends, and we hear it is now proposed to present him with a numerously signed requisition as an earnest of the ratepayers general desire to secure his nomination. Mr Thornell is a member of a well known and highly respected Somerville family and his selection for the office of Councillor is likely to meet

with general acceptance. *** THE last patient in the temporary influenia hospital which had been established at the State School, Frankston, was on Saturday March 8th transferred to the Brighton influenza hospital. The Frankston hospital had been fully equipped to receive a large number of patients both male and female in order to meet all requirements but three only were admitted. Cr Mason who as secretary of the shire committee deserves praise for the excellent manner in which he carried out the necessary organisation, presented the committee’s report at last Coun cil meeting and same appears in another column. The report very rightly expresses appreciation of the services rendered by Dr Sidney Plowman as medical officer of the hospital, Miss Gallus a trained nurse, who took charge of the nursing and Mrs A. W. Taylor who assisted in the nursing. The school building has now been thoroughly disinfected and will be ready to receive all pupils next Monday. *** CRICKET. Tyabb V. French Island. A very enjoyable cricket match took place at the Tyabb Recreation Ground last Saturday afternoon between the local team and one from French Island. The visitors and their friends journeyed by boat across to Stony Point, thence by train to Tyabb. On arrival the visitors were entertained at lunch by the local ladies, and at the conclusion of the match at

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afternoon tea. Mr P. Davon, on behalf of the French Island team, thanked the residents for their hospitality, to which Mr. G. G. Cole suitably responded. The visitors then caught the train to Stony Point for home. The cricket match resulted in a narrow victory for Tyabb by 2 runs. *** NOTICE. Anyone found taking Hay or Wood out of any of my Paddocks, or found trespassing, with or without dogs or guns will be Prosecuted. N. C. HOLDSWORTH, “Weerona” Mornington Junction. *** WANTED, by Returned Soldier, Employment, anxious to do anything – Apply “Anxious,” Standard Office. *** LOST, in Frankston, on Sunday. Envelope containing Two Military Discharges: Reward. Apply Office of this Paper. *** LOST. Red Bullock, turned horns. Apply Coxall, Frankston. *** WANTED TO BUY – PIANO. Cash before leaving house. Iron Frame. State price. No humbug. Reply to PIANO. Flankston P.O. *** WANTED TO BUY – Double Disc Plow, Spring Tooth Harrows, 10Disc Drill, in good order – J. Scott, Hallam. *** FROM the pages of the Mornington Standard, 15 March 1919


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THE MEANING OF EXISTENCE... AND OTHER SHORT STORIES

Break Dancing Olympic Oblivion By Stuart McCullough I THINK I speak for everyone – it’s about time. For decades we’ve been waiting for the powers that be to come collectively to their senses. Now, after years of campaigning and more letters than I care to remember, it seems that those with the power to address this most blatant of injustices are ready to act. It almost makes the struggle worthwhile. That a metaphorical clip over the ears and allegorical kick in the pants can result in real change is deeply reassuring. Now they just have to make it official – by declaring break dancing as an Olympic sport for Paris, 2024. Break dancing may well be my generation’s most enduring contribution to popular culture, right up there with ‘Seinfeld’ re-runs, the mullet haircut and Hammer pants. Indeed, if someone were to build a museum dedicated to preserving historical artifacts of note from Generation X, I’ve no doubt that break dancing would not only feature in the exhibition, but would most likely be given its own wing. It’s only right that it should feature at the Olympics. If nothing else, it gives those of us who are no longer in our athletic prime a fair crack at a podium finish. Assuming the inevitable happens, I’ve got my work cut out for me. I’ll have just five years to perfect my backspins, pop and locks to say nothing of my head spins and jackhammers. I’ll admit, I’m a little rusty. For better of for worse, I seldom have cause for popping and locking unless is happens by accident because I tried to get up too quickly. Plus, I’ve got to take into account everyone else out there who is savouring the chance to become a later-in-life Olympian. The standard of competition could well be uncomfortably high. America would have to fancy its chances. Not only do they have Turbo and Ozone (as portrayed by the improbably named Shabba Doo and Boogaloo Shrimp) who were the heroes of the greatest break dancing film of all time,

Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo – there’s also the not insubstantial matter of the Rock Steady Crew. (That said, I’d love to see a medal presentation ceremony where the gold medal was bestowed on ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’). The Rock Steady Crew came out of New York City and, in 1983, released the single ‘(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew’. Frankly, not enough groups have songs about themselves. The Beatles never released a song called ‘The Beatles’, and Bruce Springsteen is unlikely to put out a song called ‘Bruce Springsteen’. That said, the Monkees were happy to sing ‘Hey, Hey We’re the Monkees’ which, I suppose, makes

them the Rock Steady Crew of their era. I’m just saying I’ve got my work cut out for me if I want to compete in Paris. No less an authority that the New York Times referred to the Rock Steady Crew as the ‘foremost break dancing group in the world today’, although I’m not entirely sure in what decade that remark was made. To date, the New York Times has remained entirely shtum about my break dancing efforts so far. A pox on them, I say. I will simply have to brace myself for the fact I may be up against the likes of Crazy Legs, Mr. Wiggles and other members of the Crew. For all my enthusiasm at the idea that break

dancing may be cuckolded into the warm embrace of the Olympic movement, it does raise the obvious question: since when has break dancing been considered a sport? And if it is a sport, does that open the floodgates to usher in a load of other activities that, frankly, are a lot more useful than a javelin ever will be? I, for one, would like to see reverse parking at the next Olympics, although I do appreciate the irony that competitors may be forced to reverse park outside the stadium only to do it all over again once they get on the field. Sadly, my reverse parking skills have severely deteriorated with age, to the point that I’m happy if any part of the vehicle at all ends up within the lines. Dishwasher stacking. Now there’s a task that deserves Olympic glory. And you can’t tell me that you wouldn’t extra points for having the different types of cutlery sorted into categories. What about toasted cheese sandwich making? Or sock pairing? Personally, I’d love to see mowing the front lawn become a competitive sport rather than a chore. If break dancing does get the go ahead, I’m not sure how I’ll go in the Olympic Village. I doubt the younger athletes will take kindly to a middle-aged competitor telling them to shut up because it’s after nine at night. Mind you, it could easily be the first Olympics with proper car-pooling and where ‘Crocs’ are the official footwear. I shouldn’t get too far ahead of myself. Still, it’s okay to dream of a world where being able to perform the electric boogaloo is properly acknowledged on the world stage. I can see it now – Kurtis Blow would perform his hip hop classic ‘The Breaks’ as teams flattened out cardboard boxes in preparation. Dressed in Hammer pants and wearing sneakers and a headband, I would prepare to lay waste to the competition. My chance to represent my country will have arrived at last. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Easy win: Baden Powell easily chased down Moorooduc’s total of 118. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Tootgarook get a last ball win over Tyabb By Brodie Cowburn

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CRIB Point have fallen agonisingly short of Pines in the final match of the home and away season for 2019/19 MPCA Cricket. Batting first Pines were impressive in the one day match, putting 191 runs on the board off their 40 overs. Harley Peace-Stirling was pick of the batsmen, scoring 71 runs to help put his side in pole position for a win. In response Crib Point did not take the loss lying down, keeping touch with Pines and taking the match to the final over. With just two balls left to bowl and 4 runs left to chase down, Crib Point lost their final wicket and succumbed to defeat. Things were much easier for Main Ridge, as they dominated Somerville at Ditterich Reserve. A near 200 run stand between Main Ridge batsmen Daniel Polson and Shaun Foster was the highlight of the day, with their former scoring 96 not out and the latter scoring 109 not out. Somerville were good in reply but not nearly good enough. They were bowled out for 175 with 10 overs left to play. Baden Powell also had a relatively easy day, easily chasing down Moorooduc’s total of 118 with six wickets

in hand. At Ballam Park East, Red Hill defeated long Island in a low scoring affair. The final ladder for the year finished with Baden Powell, Red Hill, Main Ridge, and Moorooduc as the top four sides.

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A WELL taken half century from Luke Hewitt has been enough to help Hastings over the line against Rosebud at Thomas Barclay Oval. Hastings won the toss and chose to bat first, doing well to finish their innings at 6/178. In reply Rosebud made a good start, and at 3/118 were in a good position to go on to claim victory. A massive collapse would see Rosebud bowled out out for 145. At Roy Dore Reserve, Carrum were bested by the Seaford Tigers. Batting first Carrum set the Tigers a target of 149 to chase down to win. Seaford Tigers lost their first wicket for just 1 run in a less than ideal start, but quickly steadied their ship. The ended up surpassing their target with six wickets in hand and 10 overs to spare. Heatherhill also enjoyed a positive day against Seaford, easily defending their impressive target.

Heatherhill, playing away from home, came in to bat first and ended up making 8/229. Kristian Miller top scored with an impressive innings of 74. Seaford were toothless in response and were bowled out for 96 off 20 overs. Delacombe Park claimed an 89 run win over Mt Martha, helped in part by an innings of 86 not out by opener Jonathan Guthrie. The final four on the ladder for the season were Delacombe Park, Heatherhill, Rosebud, and Carrum.

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TOOTGAROOK have claimed the narrowest of wins over Tyabb in a match that went down to the very last delivery. Tootgarook elected to bat first in front of their home crowd, and recovered well from a middle order collapse to finish all out for 164. Scott Sterling’s innings of 52 batting at number 8 would go on to prove vital for his side. Tyabb came in to bat and all their batsmen made good starts. At 5/149 a win looked like an inevitability. A stunning collapse saw tyabb fall to 9/163, needing two runs to win with one wicket in hand and one ball left to face. James Holland-Burch

could not convert the winning runs, being caught out on the last ball of the day. Tyabb lost by 1 run. Things were much less competitive at Peninsula Reserve as Rye succumbed to Frankston YCW. The Stonecats were impressive with ball in hand, with Sam Fulton posting his best ever figures for the club with 5/11. Rye were bowled out for 102. The Stonecats passed their targets with 7 wickets and 7 overs left to spare. At Boneo Rec Reserve, Balnarring were able to secure victory over Boneo. Balnarring batted first and an opening stand of 95 set them up nicely. They finished at 6/195 off 40 overs. Boneo made 151 before being bowled out. Carrum Downs had a bye.

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LANGWARRIN have held on to secure a stunning two run win over Mornington. Playing out of Alexandra Park, the away side Langwarrin elected to bat first and finished up at 8/172. In reply Mornington got off to a good start, but could not score quick enough to secure a win. With just 2 runs left to chase down, Mornington

ran out of time. Off 40 overs they made 7/170. A massive innings of 88 runs from Brad Trotter was enough to help Pearcedale to a comfortable win over Flinders. Pearcedale’s innings ended with them at 8/217. Flinders only lost a few wickets but scored too slowly to get close to a result. After 40 overs they finished at 3/171. Thomas Clements was the best of Flinders’ batsmen, scoring 74 not out. Sorrento have had a good day at Harry MacDonald Oval, putting Peninsula OB to the sword. The Sharks were decent with bat in hand and finished up with 9/154, but it was with the ball where they really shined. Old Boys made no impact with the bat with just one batsman reaching double digit figures. Jake Wood took a five wicket haul for Sorrento as they bowled out OB for 68. Mt Eliza had a rough afternoon at home, being bowled out for 66 by Baxter. Baxter reached that target off 20 overs. Sorrento finished on top of the ladder, followed closely by Langwarrin, Baxter, and Peninsula OB.

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Bulleen swamped by Langwarrin SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie THE blue wave of Langwarrin engulfed much fancied opponent Bulleen at Lawton Park on Saturday and gave home fans a taste of things to come. Langy gaffer Scott Miller hasn’t hidden his ambition for the club he played for as a junior and his pre-season mantra of an up-tempo, slick, interpassing style of soccer rang true last weekend. Bulleen succumbed to the blue tsunami 4-1 in Langwarrin’s most impressive performance yet of the 2019 NPL2 East season. Spectators had been given an insight into Jordan Templin’s capabilities with two stunning goals against Northcote a fortnight back and he continued in similar style here. But early on the visitors asked serious questions of the Langy defence which had problems dealing with the pace and guile of Josh Knight backed up by Ben Everson and Scottish import Daniel Maclennan. Just 10 minutes in and Knight skipped clear of two defenders on the left of the area but Langy keeper Fraser Maclaren reacted well to get down and get a hand to Knight’s low shot pushing the ball onto the far post before being scrambled clear. Three minutes later Bulleen keeper Wyatt Chant effected the save of the contest and left onlookers marvelling at his athleticism and lightning-quick reactions when a Templin piledriver seemed certain to nestle in the far corner until Chant’s hand made contact deflecting the ball over the bar. Bulleen’s Josh McMonagle-Ihasz blew a gilt-edged chance to open the scoring in the 24th minute when he mistimed what should have been a tap-in. Despite his formidable presence Chant was left grasping at thin air in the 32nd minute after Wayne Wallace chested down a deep free-kick from Luke Burgess then spun around and slammed a well-struck curling effort against the bar. It was an entertaining and open match with Langy increasingly looking dangerous surging forward. Johnny Kuol hadn’t figured prominently playing wide right but he switched to the left and when Wallace sent him surging down that side of the pitch in the 35th minute he was confronted by Bulleen defender Eli Luttmer. Kuol doesn’t need an invite to take on a man and he twisted one way then the next committing Luttmer to a challenge before chipping an inch-perfect cross which David Stirton headed firmly into the top corner to give the home side the lead.

Winners are grinners: It’s 2-0 to Langwarrin and Jordan Templin celebrates his goal along with teammates Damir Stoilovic, Johnny Kuol (left) and Callum Goulding (right). Picture: John Punshon

Burgess clattered into Knight in the 38th minute and the Bulleen star got to his feet slowly. A few minutes later Jaiden Madafferi body-checked Knight and was cautioned and in the 44th minute Langy struck again. Templin, Stirton, Kuol and Damir Stoilovic are renowned for their attacking capabilities but their ability to pressure opponents and effect turnovers was another feature of Saturday’s contest. When Bulleen failed to clear a minute from the interval and eventually lost possession inside its defensive half it was to pay dearly. Kuol laid the ball off to Templin and the former Bulleen player let fly with a thumping drive from just outside the area and Chant was beaten for a second time. Seven minutes into the second half a rampant Langy went 3-0 up and there was no way back for Bulleen. Stirton had tracked back and won possession inside his defensive half and immediately Langwarrin broke forward quickly giving the ball back to Stirton who eventually laid it off to Kuol on the left. His delicately flighted chip sailed over Chant and struck the bar giving the hard working Roddy Covarrubias a tap-in from the rebound. Bulleen started using its bench and even though its cause was lost it kept trying to find a way through an increasingly stubborn and composed Langy defence. In the 64th minute Everson let fly from the edge of the area forcing Maclaren to tip over and two minutes later substitute Slaven Vranesevic turned sharply inside the area but struck a low shot against the near post. Another Langy break in the 72nd

minute had Bulleen defenders backpedalling in vain as Stirton, Kuol and Templin linked with Kuol eventually laying the ball off to Stoilovic on the left of the area and his low shot across the diving Chant nestled neatly inside the far post to make it 4-0. Bulleen’s sole reply came in the 88th minute when Knight’s cross from the left wasn’t cleared allowing Luttmer to control at the far post then strike a closerange shot past Maclaren to round off the scoreline. In the final analysis Bulleen had no answer to the blue wave that broke quickly and effectively and sent a message to the rest of the competition that this side can’t be taken lightly. In NPLW news Southern United lost 10-0 to Geelong Galaxy United at Monterey Reserve on Saturday. Southern continues to revamp its depleted senior squad with news that 20-year-old former Skye United midfielder Alana Gregory has been signed. Gregory gained much-needed match fitness by playing in the under-19 side that beat Geelong 3-1 last weekend with goals from Sita Karimi (2) and Isabella De Gilio. This week Southern expects to officially name Liam Drury as head coach of the under-19s. Southern’s under-14s joined Drury’s charges in winning their first game of the 2019 campaign when they defeated Geelong 4-0 on Saturday thanks to an Eden McKeown penalty and goals from Erica-Derrick Sarfo-Sarpong, Sarah Shanks and Leah Plavlijanic. Southern’s under-16s went down 3-1 to Geelong with Alex Jones scoring for Southern. The under-12s lost 16-0. The big news off the pitch for Southern is that the club has hired highly re-

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garded goalkeeping coach Lou Kastner. “I’m delighted to bring Lou to the club. He has a wealth of experience and will be a really big asset,” Southern technical director Harry Chalkitis said. In FFA Cup news Skye United is through to round 4 of the prestigious national competition after accounting for State 3 rival Bayside Argonauts 3-1 at Centenary Park on Saturday. Skye boss Phil McGuinness and assistant Stephen Duffy had a depleted squad due to injuries and player unavailability so beating an opponent from the same league struck a significant psychological blow with the season due to start in a fortnight. Skye started off on the front foot and was rewarded in the 10th minute when Daniel Attard’s attempted flick was cut out by the hand of a Bayside central defender and referee Ivan Galjar pointed to the spot. Daniel Walsh continued where he left off the previous weekend and buried his conversion attempt to make it 1-0. But 10 minutes later Bayside earned a penalty after Saj Sugrim brought his man down just inside the box. James Hammond made no mistake from the spot to make it 1-1. The second half was a scrappy affair but Skye took its chance in the 65th minute after Attard flicked on from a Jonathon Crook long bomb sending Mikey Turner clear and the wee Scot finished well to put the hosts ahead. Skye earned some breathing space two minutes later after Jack Gallagher was brought down and Walsh converted from the spot for the fourth time in successive weeks. Bayside was unable to claw its way back into the contest. In other cup news local sides Mornington and Peninsula Strikers both lost 1-0 last weekend. An outstanding goalkeeping display by new Mornington No 1 Taylor Davidson on Friday night couldn’t keep his team in the national competition. The youngster was eventually beaten in the second half of extra time by a Chris Davies strike that sent home side Sydenham Park through to the next round. Sydenham took a quick free-kick and played the ball over the top and although Mornington claimed that Davies was offside he was allowed to continue and round Davidson before striking the ball into the unguarded goal for the winner. Strikers succumbed to a Sean Sacco goal in the 16th minute on Saturday and ended this cup tie with 10 men. The goal came in controversial circumstances after referee Cheng Hoo ruled against Strikers for a back pass, a decision hotly disputed by the local side.

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Sacco’s free kick cannoned into the defensive wall and wrong-footed Strikers keeper Colin McCormack. Strikers should have levelled in the 36th minute after winning a penalty but John Prescott’s attempt from the spot allowed Keilor Park keeper Frano Saric to effect a comfortable save. Strikers were the better side in the second half and twice had the ball in the back of the net only to be ruled offside. Sam Luxford had replaced midfielder Danny Brooks in the 76th minute and in the 97th minute Brooks was cautioned for a second time after an exchange with the linesman was drawn to the referee’s attention. Meanwhile Frankston Pines came back from 2-0 down to defeat Rowville Eagles 4-3 in a friendly at Tatterson Park on Saturday. Former Bentleigh Greens youngster Joe O’Connor scored on his debut for Pines and is expected to make the move from Casey Comets this week. Other Pines scorers were Voldy Bukishie, Travis Ernsdoerfer and Christian Malgioglio. Twenty-year-old Dandenong Thunder defender Kevin Brown also played for Pines and is another likely signing this week. Baxter went down 3-0 to Westside Strikers in a friendly at Baxter Park on Saturday. The home side had a number of players injured or unavailable but featured three triallists among them impressive former Peninsula Strikers junior Ben Hughes. The Kilner brothers are back in action with Liam playing in the first half on Saturday and although Owen was unavailable he has been at training and is expected to play again this season. Aspendale Stingrays seniors had last weekend off but the reserves lost 5-3 to Berwick City’s under-20s at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex. Aspendale’s scorers were Ben Garside, Corey Kovacs and James McNab and best players were Dylan Flavelle, McNab and Noah Berends. This weekend’s league games: SATURDAY: Springvale White Eagles v Langwarrin (Serbian Sports Centre, 5pm); Bayside Utd v Southern Utd (Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, 3.15pm). This week’s friendlies: TUESDAY: Frankston Pines v St Kilda Celts (Monterey Reserve, 7.30pm). SATURDAY: Mornington v Clifton Hill (Dallas Brooks Park, 10am); Baxter v Old Trinity Grammar (Baxter Park, 1pm & 3pm); Somerville Eagles v Boronia (Somerville Secondary College, 1pm & 3pm); Rosebud v Seaford Utd (Olympic Park, 11am & 1pm).


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The club that covers all the bases MORNINGTON Pirates Baseball Club has been part of the Mornington sporting scene since 1975. Based at C B Wilson Reserve on Wilsons Road, they fielded eight teams last year across mens, womens and juniors. With the 2019 season just around the corner, they are having two ‘come and try’ days to attract new participants to the sport. “We are hoping to grow the number of teams we field this year, so are calling for anybody out there who’d like to come and see what we are about”, said Jo Schutt from Mornington Pirates. Mornington Pirates pride themselves on being a family focused club that offers a highly inclusive, non-contact sport. “Obviously, everybody gets a go in baseball, and has their opportunity to shine,” said Jo. “Baseball is also quite strategic, so appeals to those kids who appreciate that aspect of sport. It is a great alternative to the rougher sports out there.” Mornington Pirates is currently the biggest club in the Dandenong Baseball Association, with about 120 members. “We do family dinners every Thursday night after training and have created a home away from home for our members,” said Jo.

The family nature of the sport has meant that there are parents that have ended up joining their kid’s teams to play alongside them. Fiona Styles is one of those parents. “I took taking my 14-year-old daughter to a Mornington Baseball Club ‘try out’ after school one day and ended up throwing the baseball around myself,” said Fiona. “It was something I hadn’t done since high school. I ended up joining and playing in the same team as her.” “It has given me the opportunity to spend time with her, watch her improve and develop her love of the game... just like I did when I was her age. It’s been quite a ride in this extraordinary welcoming club.” As well as the women’s and men’s seniors, Mornington Pirates field junior teams in the under 12’s, under 14’s, under 16’s and under 18’s. The ‘come and try’ days will be held at C B Wilson Reserve, on Wilsons Road, Mornington, between 4.30pm and 6pm on Thursday 14 and 21 March. It will be followed by a free sausage sizzle. For more information, call Jo from Mornington Pirates on 0425 785 161.

Sharks shooting Swift Sis sizzles down Flemington straight for successful season THE newly re-branded Southern Peninsula Sharks could be in for a big year if their pre-season matches are anything to go by. The Sharks’ men’s Big V team have won all three of their pre-season games with their most recent victory coming over Mornington on Saturday 23 February while their women’s team is going just as well having won all bar two of their matches. Those two games were a draw against Frankston and a loss against Waverly who are both NBL 1 league teams. Despite losing several key players at the end of last season, Southern Peninsula Sharks basketball operations manager, Lucas Allen, is confident that they have filled the gaps and are good to go for the upcoming season. “The men’s team have eight new players at the moment and the women’s have about five or six,” Allen said. “The men’s team are clicking really well, it doesn’t seem like the team hasn’t played together before. They’re continuing to work on the whole gelling part in preparation for the season. “Losing some of the players that the women’s team did last year makes life tough. Losing players like Jaz Shelley and a couple of other girls leave some pretty big holes but they’re pretty confident that they’ve done a good job in trying to fill them.” Changing the shape of a team can be detrimental but Allen believes if they can take their pre-season form into the official season, they’ll be a strong chance. “We are feeling pretty confident obviously we can only go off what we’ve done so far in pre-season and we’ve played fairly well so far but that doesn’t mean anything,” he said. “We’ve got to actually have output and contributions from everybody throughout the season for it to matter. “Most of our guys have played fairly well throughout the games but the defence was our strong point. We kept [Mornington] to 30 points in the first half and kind of rolled with that for the rest of the game so that’s what we’ll hang our hat on. “Within the women’s division for the last few years they’ve had some close games and they’ve got to be able to take care of them in order to secure their place in the top four throughout the season.” The Sharks will kick off their official season at home with the men’s team set to face Altona while the women’s team will face Werribee in the opening round on Saturday 16 March.

THE Pat Carey-trained mare, Swift Sis, broke through for her first victory in Victoria on Saturday 2 March. After making the move from Western Australia, the now eight-time winner stepped out for her second start in Victoria and stormed past her rivals to record a narrow victory down the Flemington straight (1100m). Donning the iconic Makybe Farm silks, worn by three-time Melbourne Cup champion Makybe Diva, Swift Sis lifted in the final 100m to nab the Jason Warren-trained mare Miss Toorak Flyer who had run past her at the 600m mark. Despite going around at the odds of $31, Mornington-based trainer Pat Carey said he had a bit of confidence heading into the race. “I thought that her price on the day was what we call ‘overs’ in consideration to what we thought her chance would be from a stable point of view,” Carey said. “We were quite confident she’d run a good race, not necessarily thinking that she’d be able to win, but it’s not a surprise.” Following the impressive victory, Carey said he’d be aiming the mare towards the Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) on Mornington Cup day on Saturday 23 March. Fellow Mornington-based trainer Jason Warren said he was just as impressed by his consistent mare Miss Toorak Flyer. “I thought she was just super,” Warren said. “She was a bit stiff to not get away with a win after she sprinted so well and just probably started to knock up on the line after a big run on the Friday before. She was on the back-up and it just took its toll on her the last little bit. “Her sectionals were super, and she ran terrific.” Warren said that Miss Toorak Flyer could also potentially head to a 1000m benchmark 78 race on Mornington Cup Day. Warren said he might also be represented by his talented sprinter Bel Sonic in the Hareeba Stakes.

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TITANIUM SILVER, 3.0L TURBO DIESEL, 6 SPEED AUTO. S/N 61770. RRP $46,550

SPLASH WHITE, 3.0L TURBO DIESEL, 6 SPEED AUTO. S/N 61786. RRP $47,875

D-MAX 4X2 SX CREW CAB HIGH-RIDE AUTO

NOW $31,880 DRIVEAWAY

NOW $41,880 DRIVEAWAY

NOW $41,880 DRIVEAWAY

NOW $41,880 DRIVEAWAY

NOW $34,810 DRIVEAWAY

TITANIUM SILVER, 3.0L TURBO DIESEL, 6 SPEED AUTO. S/N 61747. RRP $35,775

SAVE $3,895

SAVE $4,670

SAVE $4,670

SAVE $5,995

SPLASH WHITE, 3.0L TURBO DIESEL, 6 SPEED AUTO. S/N 61790. RRP $42,070

SAVE $7,260

D-MAX 4X2 SX SINGLE C/C HIGH-RIDE AUTO

D-MAX 4X2 SX SINGLE C/C HIGH-RIDE AUTO

D-MAX 4X4 LS-M CREW D-MAX 4X4 LS-M CREW D-MAX 4X4 LS-M CREW CAB UTE HIGH-RIDE AUTO CAB UTE HIGH-RIDE AUTO CAB UTE HIGH-RIDE AUTO SPLASH WHITE, 3.0L TURBO DIESEL, 6 SPEED AUTO. S/N 61800. RRP $49,810

SPLASH WHITE, 3.0L TURBO DIESEL, 6 SPEED AUTO. S/N 61801. RRP $49,810

SPLASH WHITE, 3.0L TURBO DIESEL, 6 SPEED AUTO. S/N 61802. RRP $49,810

NOW $38,880

NOW $31,880

NOW $41,888

NOW $41,880

NOW $41,888

SPLASH WHITE, 3.0L TURBO DIESEL, 6 SPEED AUTO. S/N 61791. RRP $45,775 DRIVEAWAY

SAVE $6,895

SPLASH WHITE, 3.0L TURBO DIESEL, 6 SPEED AUTO. S/N 61793. RRP $35,775 DRIVEAWAY

SAVE $3,895

DRIVEAWAY

SAVE $7,922

DRIVEAWAY

SAVE $7,922

DRIVEAWAY

SAVE $7,922

HURRY TO MORNINGTON ISUZU UTE TODAY

41 Tyabb Rd, Mornington | PH: 5975 5188 www.morningtonisuzuute.com.au LMCT 10467 Southern Peninsula News

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MORNINGTON PENINSULA RETIREMENT VILLAGES

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If you’re considering retirement living on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, then visiting the best villages just got a whole lot easier. Come for a look around any of these villages and see for yourself just how great retirement living can be. All villages will be open 10am-3pm. Each village has a range of different activities: live music, arts and crafts, lawn bowls and much more. Visit peninsulaopenday.com.au

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Patterson Lakes Retirement Village 130 McLeod Road, Patterson Lakes Melway 97 G6 Ph: 1800 72 71 70 www.stockland.com.au/retirement-living/ vic/patterson-lakes-village 2 Greenways Village 330 Frankston Dandenong Road, Seaford Melway 99 K6 Ph: 9786 8679 www.greenwaysvillage.com.au 3 Long Island Village 1 Overton Road, Seaford Melway 99 D9 Ph: 1800 72 71 70 www.stockland.com.au/retirement-living/ vic/long-island-village

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4 Village Baxter Entrance 6, Golf Links Road (Between Scotts Ln & Robinsons Rd) Frankston South Melway 102 J11 Ph: 5971 1349 www.villagebaxter.com 5

Peninsula Lifestyle Retirement Village 46 Baxter Tooradin Road, Baxter Melway 107 A4 Ph: 1800 794 838 peninsulalifestyleretirementvillage.com.au 6 St John’s Village 45 Park Lane, Somerville Melway 148 E2 Ph: 5977 7033 www.stjohnsvillage.net.au 7 Koorootang Court 183 Osborne Drive, Mount Martha Melway 145 C6 Ph: 1800 550 550 www.retirementbylendlease.com.au/ koorootang-court

8 Martha’s Point 165 Osborne Drive, Mount Martha Melway 145 C6 Ph: 1800 550 550 www.retirementbylendlease.com.au/ marthas-point 9 Rosebud Village 287-327 Bayview Road, Rosebud Melway 170 G3 Ph: 5986 3912 www.rosebudvillage.com 10 Village Glen 335 Eastbourne Road, Capel Sound Melway 169 J3 Ph: 5986 4455 www.villageglen.com.au

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