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Former gunner remembers mates lost to ‘friendly fire’ RYE man Wayne Bastow has held a private memorial service at sea for shipmates lost in waters off Vietnam 50 year ago. The former gunner was serving on the HMAS Hobart when it was involved in a deadly “friendly-fire” attack by US jets during. The Sparrow-type, three-missile attack, made in error by the Phantoms in June 1968, left two Australian seamen dead and seven injured and the guided missile destroyer badly damaged. A US Navy board of Inquiry investigating the Hobart “incident” for the Australian government found the jets’ radar systems were partly to blame. Mr Bastow, a member of Rye RSL, Rye Lions and the Rye Historical Society, says the event is especially newsworthy because this Saturday 18 August is Vietnam Veterans Day and 2018 is the Hobart’s 50th anniversary. “Vietnam tribute to victims of ‘friendly fire’ attack” Page 15

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The shire goes to town to tempt MPs STATE politicians and some business leaders were given a tasteful look at the Mornington Peninsula last week by the mayor Cr Bryan Payne, councillors and farmers. The team from the peninsula arrived at Parliament House bearing gifts of the types of produce available on the peninsula. Named A Taste of Mornington Peninsula, the shire-sponsored promotion is based on tourism and farming being the “key … that underpins the employment of thousands of Victorians”. Along for the ride with councillors were vegetable growers, wine and cheese makers, brewers, tourism operators and apprentice chefs. The peninsula’s key food producing industries are vegetables, poultry, grapes and wine (there are more than 50 cellar doors and 25 farm gates), livestock and seafood. Cr Payne said severe drought conditions across large areas of Australia “are a stark reminder of how important it is to protect our farming communities and the sustainability of agriculture across the country”. “[The] campaign highlights the importance of protecting the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge which has bipartisan political support because of the vital role its unique environment plays in underpinning both tourism and agricultural activity,” he said. He said more than $1.1 billion was generated each year by agricultural production on the peninsula. Cr Payne said more than seven million visitors came to the peninsula each year “to experience wine and food from 500 registered food hospitality venues with hospitality being one of the region’s largest employers, employing over 4400 people”. “It is important to create a wider awareness both locally and internationally of the year-round attractions and tourism experiences including the growing farm gate agri-tourism sector,” he said. He said the Port Phillip and Westernport catchment was the second largest agricultural region in Victoria, producing at least 15 per cent of the total wealth generated from the state’s agricultural industry from less than four per cent of the state’s farm land. The 51,204 hectare Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge, about 70 per cent of the shire, includes Point Nepean National Park, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Arthurs Seat State Park, and the Devilbend Park, as well as wetlands that are recognised by international treaties, notably the Ramsar agreement. Landscapes within the green wedge are classified by the National Trust. Details: greenwedge.mornpen.vic.gov.au/taste-of-the-peninsula/

Something for all tastes: Mornington Peninsula Shire and members of the agricultrual sector join with MPs and business people on the steps of Parliament House to promote peninsula produce. Picture: Supplied

Anger as state takes over planning role Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au A STATE government-appointed advisory committee will decide whether a second German-based supermarket chain can open a store in Mornington. Planning Minister Richard Wynne has told Mornington Peninsula Shire that he will appoint a committee to “provide advice and recommendations” on plans by Kaufland to open six supermarkets around Melbourne. Mr Wynne’s move to help Kaufland progress through the planning process has angered Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne. Cr Payne said the advisory panel was “another example of Mr Wynne

impinging on the responsibility of local government”. He said it ranked alongside three-storey building heights that were imposed on the shire “with no consultation”. Cr Payne said it was obvious Mr Wynne knew before the shire about the plan for a Kaufland supermarket. He said taking planning decisions away from the shire “takes no account of the neighbourhood or environment”. “Usually ministers are asked to intervene when something goes wrong.” Cr Payne said. “We’re going to jump up and down about it. It’s an insult to local government and we’ve been bypassed once again.” He said too many decisions made at the state level “might be applicable

for inner [metropolitan] councils, but those rules don’t always apply here”. “They’re chipping away at our planning scheme.” The stores are planned for Mornington, Dandenong, Epping, Oakleigh South (including Kaufland Australia’s national headquarters), Coolaroo and Chirnside Park. The company wants to build its Mornington store at the corner of Nepean Highway and Oakbank Road, in from of the Bata shoe factory. The land is used as a site for the annual visit by Silver’s Circus and was originally designed to present a pleasant entrance to the town in the forward development plan adopted in the 1970s by the then Shire of Mornington. If given the go ahead, the Kaufland

supermarket would compete with Mornington’s existing Coles, Woolworths and Aldi stores. Woolworths and Aldi each have two supermarkets in the town and Coles has announced a second store at the former Masters Home Improvement store (operated by Woolworths) site in Mornington-Tyabb Road. Kaufland’s “hypermarkets” have been described as being a cross between supermarkets and Kmart. In a letter to the mayor Cr Bryan Payne, Mr Wynne said Kaufland’s consultants “have proposed an amendment to each relevant planning scheme in accordance with a site-specific control”. Mr Wynne said the incorporated document “is proposed to be included in

the [planning schemes]”. “The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will work with Planning Panels Victoria to determine timeframes for exhibition and public hearing, and the location,” Mr Wynne stated in his letter. Mr Wynne said an advisory committee “will provide a consistent, timely and transparent process for assessing the planning merits of each of the proposed stores”. Kaufland specifies that its sites are 10,000 and 20,000 square metres with the potential for 200 to 300 car spaces. The company is understood to have already bought several former Bunnings sites. Kaufland was asked to comment but did not respond in time for deadline.

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Carers gear up Talk about the coast for orphan influx Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au WILDLIFE shelters, carers and vets are gearing up for an influx of displaced, injured and distressed animals in the second stage of centre median vegetation lopping along the Mornington Peninsula Freeway. Works were expected to begin yesterday (Monday 13 August) between Moorooduc Highway and Nepean Highway, Dromana following a VicRoads decision to install wire rope barriers along the freeway’s centre median strip for 18 kilometres from Mt Martha to Rosebud. The first stage of the centre median clearing in September – from Bruce Road, Mt Martha, to Nepean Highway, Safety Beach – resulted in the disturbance of animals “at a rate higher than expected and the project was suspended”, a review of the work for VicRoads by consultant Biosis found. “Shelters took in dozens of displaced animals collected by wildlife carers and, upon review, it was determined that an action plan was required for the remaining stages of the vegetation removal,” the Biosis report stated. VicRoads plans to remove native vegetation on either side of the freeway as well as dense growth along the centre median strip. This area is home to animals including ringtail possums, echidnas, birds and rodents but gets in the way of the wire rope barriers which

need at least three metres of “flex” room to function properly in the event of a collision. Australian Wildlife Protection Council secretary Eve Kelly said on Thursday 9 August she would “touch base with Habitat Management Services before Monday to go over the plan for baby possums”. “Klarissa, of Klarissa Wildlife Shelter, has three baby possums in care at the moment, which means that shelters are beginning to fill up,” she said. “This year, as has been the case in the past few years, spring has sprung early and possums are starting to have babies now. I have seen birds also starting to nest as well. Obviously, it’s a better situation than last time but, still, it would have been better to have the clearing done in the start/middle of winter rather than at the end.” VicRoads senior construction engineer Raymond Seow contacted animal carers last week “to inform you that Active Tree Services will be commencing the vegetation removal and fauna relocation work at the median from Jetty Road on Monday 13 August”. The Australian Wildlife Protection Council is opposed to the clearing for safety barriers because any loss of habitat will have a negative impact on wildlife. “We appreciate the efforts VicRoads has gone to in working with us to minimise the impacts on wildlife welfare where possible,” Ms Kelly said.

LAST week’s storms saw waves crashing over the rock wall at Safety Beach. Loss of sand is also causing headaches for authorities at Portsea and Mt Martha North in Port Phillip and Somers and Balnarring in Western Port

THE main speaker might be there to talk about waste, but the threats of climate change and erosion of beaches are also certain to feature in next month’s “community coastal forum”. Orgainsed by Mornington Peninsula Shire, the forum is open to those “with a passion for the protection, future development and enhancement of our coastal areas”. Guest speakers include ABC TV’s documentary War On Waste host Craig Reucassel looking at future challenges for councils in dealing with waste mitigation and reduction.

With more than 190 kilometres of coastline, including along Port Phillip and Western Port bays, the shire sees itself as having “a strong interest and long-standing commitment to being leaders in coastal planning and management”. “This forum is part of the shire’s commitment to protect and enhance the peninsula’s biodiversity and coastal experience,” the mayor Cr Bryan Payne said. “Our coastline is one of the peninsula’s greatest assets and most-loved aspects by locals and visitors. We

encourage community members to join us at this event to learn more about how we can further protect our coastline”. Tickets are free and must be reserved at mornpen.vic.gov.au/coastalforum or by calling coastal Planners Jeska Dee or Bridie Ryan on 5950 1966. The coastal forum runs 9.30am –2pm on Saturday 8 September at Mornington Yacht Club where a light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Keith Platt


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Reviewing our plan for the peninsula

The peninsula is a special place in Victoria, and this fact is reflected by long-standing provisions within the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme that seek to protect the values and unique character of our region. As a result of the peninsula’s diverse planning issues, the Scheme is often characterised as one of the most comprehensive in the state. We have recently conducted a review of the Mornington Peninsula Planning Scheme, as is required every four years under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, and are inviting our community to provide feedback on its findings and recommendations from 27 August – 21 September. The Planning Scheme Review 2018 outlines a program for continuous review and further strategic work, including a suite of overall recommendations and an implementation plan to reduce red tape and identify and prioritise a program for future strategic planning work to improve the performance, effectiveness and operation of the scheme. We encourage you to view and provide your thoughts on the draft review by visiting us online or at any Shire office. mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay

Disability Inclusion Plan (15 Aug – 14 Sept) Developed in consultation with our community and the Shire’s All Abilities Consultative Committee (AACC), our Disability Inclusion Plan aims to create an inclusive and accessible peninsula for all. Community Capital Infrastructure Policy (25 Aug) We’re seeking feedback on our draft Community Capital Infrastructure Policy, designed to provide guidance for community groups seeking to develop projects and works on Council land or assets. The policy aims to simplify the process, streamline procedures, minimise risk, build community capacity and support placemaking.

Wastewater Management Plan (15 Aug – 14 Sept) With the highest number of septic systems of any Victorian municipality, wastewater disposal is a key environmental issue on the peninsula. We’re inviting community input on our Draft Wastewater Management Plan 2018-2023, which addresses the environmental and public health risks posed by wastewater.

Walk with us On 9 September, we’re walking for suicide prevention. Join your community to share stories, support and to raise awareness about mental health. Hosted with Chasing Change, the World Suicide Day Prevention Walk will set off from Mornington Park at 10am, with activities from 9am. mornpen.vic.gov.au/wspd

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Seawinds: Crs Simon Brooks, Antonella Celi, Frank Martin

Briars: Crs Bev Colomb, Rosie Clark, Sam Hearn

The Seawinds Community Hub continues to offer maternal and child health care, along with highly regarded kindergarten, early learning programs, playgroups, and social activities that allow residents in our community to connect. A new Men’s Shed is currently being constructed on site, and the Shire is very pleased to have offered much needed support for this project, which will provide a meeting place for many new activities.

Our priority is to ensure our community has access to vital services and facilities. We’re thrilled to reassure Mornington Community House users that the key services it offers, including childcare, will continue under the Shire’s support, with a coordinator in place for programs. Stop by the House for a drop-in session (9–11am or 2–4pm) on 27 August to provide your feedback on its current use and ideas for the future.

Rye drop-in session

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Nepean: Crs Hugh Fraser, Bryan Payne

Enhancements to Rye’s foreshore and boat ramp are part of our commitment to improving the overall coastal experience across the peninsula.

Watson: Cr Julie Morris

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Nepean Ward With much exciting activity underway, we’re hosting a drop-in session for residents interested in learning more about the key projects. Join us from 4–6pm on 16 August at Rye Hotel (Blue Waters room) to chat with members of the Shire and DELWP, there to answer questions and offer any assistance.

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It’s wonderful to see the Tyabb Airfield Community Reference Group now in full flight. After being established in May, the CRG held its second meeting at the beginning of August, agreeing upon its Terms of Reference and the importance of focussing on the preparation of the Airfield Master Plan.

Our rural areas are under threat

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Red Hill: Cr David Gill

Cerberus: Cr Kate Roper

Melbourne’s population is projected to increase from four to eight million people by 2051. The Red Hill ward Green Wedge contains much of the Shire’s $1.1b agricultural food bowl for Melbourne, yet unproductive developments and alienation of farm land continues to be allowed by the state government, which has declared the peninsula to be part of the metropolitan planning area.

Following the launch of the first Buddy Bench at Mornington Park Primary, the terrific initiative will soon be coming to Crib Point Primary School. The Buddy Bench provides a place for students to go when they are lonely or without somebody to sit or play with — letting others know to reach out and offer friendship, and promoting a caring atmosphere for kids in our community.

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If you share our passion for protecting and enhancing the peninsula’s biodiversity and coastal experience, join us for our Community Coastal Forum on 8 September, 9.30am–2pm at Mornington Yacht Club. With talks from guest speakers, including ABC’s ‘War on Waste’ host Craig Reucassel, entry is free but tickets are required. RSVP online or by phone. mornpen.vic.gov.au/coastalforum 5950 1966

Looking for a place in the sun? As part of our action to achieve a clean energy future, we’re seeking Expressions of Interest from parties wishing to lease 119 Truemans Road, Capel Sound for the design, construction and operation of an approx. 5MW solar farm. Once operational, the project will feed electricity back into the grid, save money on energy bills and reduce the area’s carbon footprint. At approximately 25 acres, the site falls within a Public Park Recreation Zone (PPRZ) and is an exciting opportunity with community and commercial benefits. EOI’s close 4pm Monday 8 October. For more information: mornpen.vic.gov.au/tenders

Volunteering Information Hubs Want to volunteer but don’t know where to start? Our Volunteering Information Hubs are the ideal place to find information about groups and organisations seeking volunteers. Stop by the Mornington Community Information & Support Centre (Tue 10am–1pm) or our Westernport Community Support Centre (Thu 1–4pm) to chat with a Volunteering Ambassador about a role that’s right for you. volmornpen.com.au

2018 National Works on Paper 20 July – 9 September 2018 National Works on Paper is one of the most prestigious acquisitive prize exhibitions of its type in Australia. The 2018 National Works on Paper showcases recent work by some of Australia’s leading artists working in the field of drawing, print-making and digital media. This diverse and exciting exhibition provides a survey of contemporary practice across Australia today. Visit us online to find out more about exhibitions and events, including the Gallery’s pre-schooler program Young at Art, and to listen to podcasts with artists from the 2018 National Works on Paper. mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au

Events 19 August

Southern Masters Cycling Club Inc. Main Ridge and surrounds 26 August 47th Annual Frankston & South Eastern Wine Show The Barn at The Briars 9 –10 September Southern Masters Cycling Club Inc. Crib Point Foreshore and surrounds 9 September World Suicide Prevention Day Walk Mornington Park 22 – 23 September Mornington Running Festival and Expo, Mornington Park 30 September The 2018 Melbourne Dirty Dozen Dromana Recreation Reserve For a full list of all Shire events including community markets and local music please see our website mornpen.vic.gov.au/events Information is correct at time of printing.


Athletes on track for worthy cause Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MT ELIZA athletes Tilly Watts and Liam Hemingway are training for a cause close to their hearts. The pair – who live, went to school and work in Mt Eliza – plan to run in the Melbourne half and full marathons in October and are already on their way to raising their target amount of $10,000 for mental health support, awareness and acceptance. So far they have collected is $4400. They are “determined to provide mental health organisation beyondblue with funds to combat mental illness in Australia”. Watts says since re-meeting during their gap year and working for an educational and training company, they have found a shared passion in contributing to the cause and to those who need it most. They make an ideal team: Hemingway is a former state swimmer and lifesaver, and state and national athletics and cross county competitor. He has cycled in the Around the Bay in a Day race and is a triathlete podium finisher and half marathon and full marathon podium finisher – all before he turned 20. Through all this he understands the importance of physical exercise for mental clarity. “I’m inspired by the work of beyondblue and want to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival 2018.” Watts suffered from clinical depression and, as a patient, was involved

On track: Tilly Watts and Liam Hemingway are running to support beyondblue. Picture: Supplied

in beyondblue suicide prevention research. She is equally determined to work on the cause that “affects so many people”. “The money we raise will go to beyondblue to help establish hospital beds in emergency departments, as well as in psychiatric wards for suicidal patients,” Watts said.

“It will go to creating preventative apps and programs, delivering education, commercial advertising, running courses to train counsellors, and establishing more Lifeline suicide hotline and online service centres.” While promoting themselves and their fundraising, the pair is also spreading the “much needed aware-

ness for the still stigmatised and trivialised topic that is mental health”. Their marathon festival training and fundraising is on their social media @ Raising10k. Donations can be made at melbournemarathon2018.everydayhero. com/au/liam-1

Garage sale to help feed the hungry A CHARITY garage sale next week will help raise money for Peninsula City Church’s new kitchen and hall refurbishment of its hall. The sale will be held 8.30am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday, 18-19 August, at 7/22a Green Island Avenue, Mt Martha. A sausage sizzle will run 11am-1pm and parking on the nature strip at the top of the driveway is preferred. The refurbishment will help Peninsula Christian Care provide emergency food relief. Every week homeless, hungry and struggling households on the Mornington Peninsula and in Frankston receive ready-to-heat meals cooked by volunteers of the kitchen team. The problem is that the home-style kitchen can no longer service the growing needs of the region. Since the City Life organisation closed down two years ago, Peninsula Christian Care has responded to the rising demand and continued to cook meals for those in need. There are 60 meals handed out each fortnight and a bigger kitchen will enable more meals to be prepared. “Most days of the week the office receives inquiries for food relief assistance,” Peninsula City Church pastor Natalie Clarke said. Through Peninsula Christian Care’s Pantry Plus, food parcels also help people get “back on their feet”. Most people take the meals home to heat and eat, although, in the case of the homeless who have no access to a microwave, meals can be heated up on site. Kitchen team member Hans Jansen said food was cooked to “council standards and regulations”.

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Guards lowered, Defence Road open DEFENCE Road in Point Nepean National Park has been reopened after being closed for nine-weeks. Parks Victoria says the road repairs which caused the closure were part of the state government’s “commitment towards activating the Point Nepean Master Plan”. “The road foundations have been upgraded and strengthened to help future-proof the park and improve overall access for its growing visitation,” district manager south east Melbourne Libby Jude said.

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From the workshop you will take home: • A piece of dough which can be baked at home • A sourdough starter Topics covered: • The essential ingredients and tools of the trade • The principle steps of bread making • Baker’s percentage and hydration • Mixing, kneading and folding dough • Shaping loaves, scoring and baking • Maintaining a starter

Defence Road is the main access road into the park and connects the Quarantine Station and Fort Nepean for vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and the shuttle bus. The roadworks included reconstructing 3.6 kilometres of the road from Danson Drive to Fort Nepean, as well as drainage works, vegetation trimming and widening of the section of road on approach to Gunners Cottage. The Point Nepean Shuttle Bus has resumed its normal daily services and visitors are again being allowed to

visit Gunners Cottage, Cheviot Hill, the Range Area, Fort Pearce and Fort Nepean. The Point Nepean master plan received an excellence award in the cultural heritage section of this year’s Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards. The master plan was submitted to the awards under TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean) and Parks Victoria. The plan was recognised for its “leading strategic thinking, community consultation and cultural focus” in a complex location. Keith Platt


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Alert goes after dog poison bid Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A MT MARTHA pet owner whose dog managed to avoid being poisoned is warning her neighbours to watch out. Maria (who asked that her surname be withheld), of Cornwell Crescent, was minding her parents’ West Highland terrier pup Bella when it came inside with a piece of meat in its mouth just after 8am on Monday 6 August. The nine-month-old dropped the meat, which was about the size of a tennis ball, revealing six mysterious blue pellets embedded inside. “I had no idea what it was, it was bizarre,” Maria said. “It looked like a child’s meatball with vitamins and I took pictures of it. Then I found another meatball on the deck and realised there was something serious going on. “I took them to work and was told the dog had been baited.” She took the dog to the vet for a blood test and was relieved when told it was showing no ill-effects. Maria, who has two older dogs, has distributed a flyer to spread the word about the poisoning attempt to her neighbours in Cornwall Crescent, Hall and Hove roads and Somerset Drive, Mt Martha. Mornington police, who are investigating the incident, said the suspected poison had not been identified late last week. “Anyone with a problem, such as a dog’s barking, should come to your door and talk about it,” Maria said. “There’s no face-to-face conversation anymore because people are always staring at their computer screens.” She said the sinister incident was unsettling. “Why try to poison a dog and then make me suffer while watching it suffer,” she asked. “What if a child had picked up the bait and tried to eat it?” Police urge pet owners to be alert for any suspicious substances in their yards. Pets that appear to have been poisoned should be taken immediately to a vet. Anyone with information is urged to call Mornington police 5970 4900 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

MEATBALLS suspected of being baited with poison for dogs. Picture: Supplied

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‘Pomp’ on song list for now but may be silenced next year Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A DECISION on whether or not to perform a patriotic English song at the Mornington Peninsula Chorale’s Proms Concert in Frankston next week has ruffled a few feathers. The issue was sparked when choir convenor Judi McKee asked choristers if playing Pomp & Circumstance – by British composer Sir Edward Elgar – would offend non-British members of the audience at the Proms concert at Frankston Arts Centre, Sunday 19 August. The song, written at the height of the British Empire in 1901 and said to be a favourite of Queen Victoria, highlights issues of imperialism and nationalism that could offend those who suffered under British rule, such as the Scots and Irish. The key stanza known and loved by patriotic English folk is: Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free, How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee? Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set; God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet! Ms McKee said she emailed the choir’s 114 members to seek their views and received “two strong objections and three not so strong” – the latter suggesting “other music that might be appropriate or something of our Australian culture”. She said last week her email was “just trying to

find out if anyone was uncomfortable [with the song] and that the feedback was minimal”. “I try to keep things open and transparent,” Ms McKee said. “My intention was to ask whether we have a problem with it and we don’t. It proved we have no issue.” Ms McKee said she had discussed the issue with the society’s committee “on a number of occasions” and the decision was made to continue to include it in the performance “because many of the audience who attend are British”. The song’s suitability will be discussed at the repertoire committee’s meeting early next month – after the Proms concert. “My suggestion is for the committee to consider an alternative that gives recognition to Australia,” Ms McKee told choir members. “As you will understand, it is too late to consider any option for this year. Pomp and Circumstance will remain on this year’s program.” The contentious song is especially popular in England at the BBC’s annual Last Night of the Proms concert, with some enthusiasts lobbying for it to become the national anthem, replacing God Save the Queen. It is played by some English teams at sporting events, where England is competing as distinct from the UK. “Everyone sings along: fiercely, loudly and, for the most part, cheerfully off-key,” a Wikipedia post states.

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Dakota’s mother Melinda Lampard said her daughter was born premature, weighing 1.9kg. “After I suddenly went into labour on 23 June, everything was going well and then unfortunately we had a couple of setbacks,” Ms Lampard said. “She got a stuffy nose and was very sluggish and that’s when she needed the CosyTherm. It helped her regulate her temperature and start breastfeeding again – it really worked wonders. “She’s [at home now] kicking goals, gaining weight every day. We’re so proud of her.” Ms Lampard said the doctors and nurses at the special care nursery were “amazing”. “Any question or concern I’d have, they were always there to help and give advice. I wish I could have taken the nurses home with me.” Registrations are now open for the 18 November Kids’ Fun Run with K163 at k163funrun. org.au

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Sand sculpting heads back to the peninsula Neil Walker neil@mpnews.com.au THE high-profile sand sculpting exhibition that lured millions of visitors to Frankston is moving back to the Mornington Peninsula. The annual sand sculpting exhibition, hosted at the Frankston waterfront for the past decade, will not return next summer. Failed negotiations between commercial event organiser Sandstorm Events and Frankston Council about making the sculptures exhibition an all-year round event are believed to be partly behind the decision for the event to leave Frankston. Sandstorm Events did not return calls from The News before publication but council did confirm the sand sculpting exhibition’s exit. “The end of the major event contract with council coincided with a change in management structure, which unfortunately means that the exhibition as we know it is not returning to Frankston next summer,” council stated on the Frankston & Peninsula District Ratepayers Page & Regional Political Forum page on Facebook, where news of the event’s exit first appeared. The statement was made by “Frank Stone”, a council Facebook account verified by The News as being legitimate, and it also said: “We worked collaboratively with Sandstorm Events over the past three years to support their bid for a year-round permanent attraction, which unfortunately was not able to be realised. “Council appreciates the great attraction they brought to our waterfront every year. The sand sculpting exhibi-

Nothing lasts forever: Construction on last year’s sand sculpting exhibition at Frankston. Picture: Gary Sissons

tion was hugely popular and over the 11 years that Frankston’s waterfront was the home of sand sculpting over 1.2 million visitors enjoyed their magnificent and detailed carved artworks.” An announcement on Sand Sculpting Australia’s website says Boneo Maze near Rye will be “the new home of Sand Sculpting Australia” from December this year. The move to Fingal on the southern

peninsula is a return home of sorts for the sand sculpting exhibition. Frankston snared the event from Rye 11 years ago. Former federal Dunkley Liberal MP Bruce Billson announced in February 2016 that a $750,000 federal grant would go towards building “a weatherproof structure” including a roof to potentially make the sand sculpting exhibition an all-year round event at

“committed to supporting unique events and tourism experiences which attract visitors to our city”. A Food Truck Park festival at the waterfront in October was announced as part of the 2018-19 tourism attraction program and Australian Beach Games will also be held at the waterfront in March next year. Full details of tourism events can be found at visitfrankston.com online.

Frankston. However, the grant was dependent on matched “like for like” funding. Sandstorm Events managing director Sharon Redmond at the time said the company would match the funding bringing the total to $1.5 million. Frankston Council stated any structure at the waterfront site would need to comply with planning regulations. Council last week said it remains

Sports’ fixtures create finals fiasco Brodie Cowburn team@mpnews.com.au A DECISION by the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League to play its finals on Saturdays is forcing some players to choose between playing basketball or football. Clubs in the MPJFL usually play on Sundays, allowing many team members to play other sports on a Saturday without fear of a scheduling conflict. “Many children play basketball on a Saturday, so now we're in a position where the finals fixtures clash with us

because they're played on a Saturday too," Mornington District Basketball Association general manager Samantha Browne said. "When the children signed up to play football they were of the understanding they would be playing on a Sunday.” Ms Browne said the basketball association was unable to change its fixture this late in the season, leaving children “in a position where they'll have to either forfeit their football matches or their basketball matches”. "We should be able to work together to avoid these situations, because we

know that having children play multiple sports is really healthy. All this is doing is making children choose and putting kids in really difficult positions," she said. The full junior football finals fixture for 2018 was released on 22 July. All finals last year outside of the junior, intermediate and youth girls' games were played on a Sunday. MPJFL senior vice-president Paul Lonsdale said the league tried its best to find a ground for all finals on a Sunday, but the lack of availability made Saturday finals a "last resort". “Junior football is growing so much

stop this from happening.” Mr Lonsdale said the MPJFL was “working really hard” to avoid a repeat of the problem next year. “There's a decision to be made for players and now we're going to lose players back to netball and basketball too; it's hard to try and please everyone but we were working hard to get everything on a Sunday. "We thought long and hard about it and we had no other options. We want to make sure we get on with all codes, but the size of our league and the ground availability is making it harder and harder."

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‘Buz’ behind wingsail that changed course of sailing OBITUARY

John Houston Buzaglo OAM 11 July 1924 – 4 August 2018 Naval officer, advertising manager, boat-builder, international yachtsman, sailing instructor By Mike Hast JOHN “Buz” Buzaglo was perhaps destined to co-create a radical racing yacht in the 1970s because as a child in the 1930s he built his own glider and model boats and later a land yacht that he crashed on a busy road in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Buzaglo, who has died at age 94, was co-founder of the syndicate that designed, built and raced the world’s first viable “wingsail” racing yacht – a C class catamaran that appeared to have a plane’s wing where the mast and sail should be. Sponsored by Australian plastics manufacturer Nylex Corporation, the catamaran Miss Nylex was the fastest cat in Australia (arguably the world) in the early 1970s and successfully defended the Little America’s Cup in 1974 against New Zealand. The wingsailed cat was devised by syndicate member and Melbourne yacht designer and automotive engineer Roy Martin, who worked for General Motors-Holden for 35 years. Other syndicate members included prominent sailors Frank Strange, Bill Gash and Chris Wilson as well as Leon Ward and John Taylor. Last week, Wilson said one of Buzaglo’s great strengths was his ability to bring people together to work as a team. “And John saw the potential of Roy’s

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wingsail design well before others,” he said. The catamaran was built in 1971 in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Parkdale by professional boat-builder Len Dobson and syndicate members. A second, more sophisticated Miss Nylex was built in 1975 at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation in Fishermans Bend. Miss Nylex wasn’t the first yacht in the world with a wingsail, but it was the first one that worked properly and became the inspiration for racing yacht designers around the world, including America’s Cup designers. John Buzaglo was born in Sassafras

in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne on 11 July 1924 to Fred and Ruth (nee Thomas) Buzaglo. Brothers Bruce and Noel followed in 1928 and 1932. Sassafras was a paradise for youngsters, Buzaglo wrote in his 2017 autobiography A Wing and a Prayer. “We explored the forest, fished in creeks, made slingshots and spears in vain attempts to catch rabbits, built treehouses, and smuggled baby possums into the classroom inside our shirts,” he wrote. When Buzaglo reached high school age he was sent to Camberwell Grammar and the family moved to nearby Surrey Hills in 1937 when a polio epidemic forced health authorities to close public places such as guest houses. War was declared in September 1939. By this time he was at Taylors College in the city where he met lifelong mate John “Jock” Scrivenor, who taught Buzaglo to sail when he stayed with Jock’s family at Frankston. In December 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbour and invaded Thailand and Malaya (now Malaysia). Singapore fell 70 days later. Japan bombed Darwin in February 1941. The war was on Australia’s doorstep. Buzaglo convinced his parents to sign papers so he could join the Royal Australian Navy. It was June 1942, just a few weeks before his 18th birthday. He served on corvettes in the Indian and Pacific oceans and rose to the rank of sub-lieutenant. He was discharged in March 1946 and found a job at a Melbourne plastics manufacturer that later became

Nylex Corporation. Here he met the founder’s son Peter Derham who as managing director would sponsor Miss Nylex in 1971. Later that year Buzaglo met his future wife, Kathleen Wood, and the couple married in September 1947. First-born Robyn arrived the following year and Lynne was born just before the family moved to a new home in Cheltenham in 1951. By this time he moved to Nylex’s Mentone factory. Buzaglo saw his first catamaran in the 1950s at Blairgowrie and bought a cat kit from the “father” of catamaran design in Australia, Charlie Cunningham, who was based at Mordialloc with his son Lindsay. Buzaglo joined the Cunningham team on its C class cat Quest in the 1960s and with Lindsay had success in the United States and nearly won the Little America’s Cup in the United Kingdom in 1965, capsizing when hit by a squall in sight of the finishing line. The Cunninghams finally won the coveted cup in 1970 when they defeated Denmark. The next year Buzaglo and his sailing mates Frank Strange, first president of the Australian Catamaran Association, and Australian catamaran champion Chris Wilson founded a syndicate to take on Quest at trials to pick an Australian defender for the 1972 cup. Miss Nylex defeated Quest but selectors were worried about the wingsail and chose Quest, which retained the cup by beating American cat Weathercock. Miss Nylex won the right to defend the cup in 1974 and trounced New

Zealand’s Miss Stars 4-0. Light winds ruined the 1976 defence off Sorrento and Miss Nylex was pipped 3-4 by a lighter boat, Aquarius from the US. After the syndicate disbanded in late 1974, Buzaglo finished his 32-year career with Nylex, where he was advertising manager, and in 1978 he and Kath bought a property on Hunts Road, Bittern, built a lake and started Linden Lake Sailing School, teaching thousands of children in a safe and controlled environment. The couple retired and moved to a townhouse in Mornington in 1995. In the late 1990s, Kath was diagnosed with mild dementia, which restricted and then ended their trips. She died in 2008, a year after their 60th wedding anniversary. In the decade since, Buzaglo has maintained his keen interest in sailing. Between 2014 and 2017 he wrote his autobiography, which contained Miss Nylex and Little America’s Cup history. On Australia Day 2016, Buzaglo was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “services to sailing as a yachtsman and [sailing] instructor”. Later that year he moved to the war veterans’ village RSL Park in Frankston South. John Buzaglo suffered a stroke in July and died in the early hours of Saturday 4 August. He is survived by his daughters Robyn and Lynne and his grandchildren Briony, Emily, Jay, Simon and Katherine, and greatgrandchildren Thomas, Charlotte, Jack, Mackenzie and Polly. Mike Hast helped John Buzaglo write A Wing and a Prayer.

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Vietnam tribute to victims of ‘friendly-fire’ attack Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A RYE man and former sailor who served in waters off Vietnam feels honoured to have been allowed to perform his own memorial service at the site of a deadly “friendly-fire” attack on HMAS Hobart. The mysterious Sparrow-type, three-missile attack, made in error during the Vietnam war by US Phantom jets on 17 June 1968, left two Australian seamen dead and seven injured and the guided missile destroyer badly damaged. A US Navy board of inquiry investigating the Hobart “incident” for the Australian government later found shortcomings with the F4 Phantom jet’s radar system were partly to blame. Wayne Bastow, a member of Rye RSL, Rye Lions and the Rye Historical Society, says the event is notable because this Saturday, 18 August, is Vietnam Veterans Day and 2018 is the Hobart’s 50th anniversary. Earlier this year, Mr Bastow and his son, Andrew, 40, were given permission by Vietnamese authorities to return by ferry to the spot eight kilometres offshore from the demilitarised zone on the 17th parallel which once separated North Vietnam from the former South Vietnam. The ferry – which runs from Dong Ha to Tiger Island – stopped for 15 minutes to allow Mr Bastow to pay his respects to the dead. “I laid the three wreaths where HMAS Hobart was attacked by

Story of a tragedy: Wayne Bastow pays tribute to the lives lost on HMAS Hobart 50 years ago in the lead up to Saturday’s Vietnam Veterans Day. Picture: Yanni

friendly fire,” he said. “I am the only Vietnam RAN person to be given permission to return to the battle scene at sea to conduct my own memorial service. “Unfortunately, this is an untold story of the Vietnam War and no one generally knows of the events that led to the ‘friendly fire’ missile attack on the Hobart. “During the four hours of the battle, around 3am, 16-17 June, [some sources in the US Navy] claimed

30 Russian-made helicopters were involved and that 12 were shot down. This proved to be false. There were no helicopters. “The pilots of the Phantoms were mistakenly seeing pings on their radars which they mistook for helicopters but which were actually ships – their own ships. “We could not have been helicopters because we were too big, the explosions [the missiles were causing] were too big, and we were returning heavy fire.”

Mr Bastow was in the position to know: He was in a gunner on the Hobart which fired five rounds at what they presumed was an enemy aircraft – because it was firing them. He said that despite the two deaths the ship was lucky as one of the live missiles buried deep near the magazine failed to detonate. “If it had exploded the whole ship would have gone up and I wouldn’t be talking to you now.” So, the largest combined land, sea

and air battle of the war after the US Marines, Air Force, Navy and the US Coast Guard became involved was not really a battle at all – more of a tragic chain of events. “One US patrol boat was sunk with five [seamen] killed and two injured and another patrol boat claimed it was engaged in a cat-and-mouse fight with two Russian-made helicopters and they shot one down. This was never verified,” Mr Bastow said. He said the heavy cruiser USS Boston was hit by two missiles and the destroyer USS Edson had two missiles fired at it but both missed. The Hobart limped back to the US naval base at Subic Bay in the Philippines. After 35 days of repairs the crew sailed it back to the so-called “Gunline” off Vietnam. A furious Australia Prime Minister John Gorton was said to have ordered the head of the US Pacific Fleet, Admiral J J Hyland, to repair the Hobart with the US to pay all damages. He ordered a full inquiry by the end of June of that year with the findings to be published by mid-July. “All that happened,” Mr Bastow said. “However, the supposedly 30 Russian-made helicopters were put down as possibly unidentified flying objects.” Mr Bastow said the incident, although not a secret, was “an embarrassment to the US – and our government does not want the story told”. “The story belongs to all Australia as the RAN ship was flying an Australian flag and doing its duty in Vietnam.”

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of 78,700 Meals on Wheels volunteers nationally at over 740 Meals on Wheels branches around the country will be recognised. Morning teas will be held at the Rosebud, Hastings and Mornington pick-up points, with the mayor, councillors, CEO and senior executive officers then accompanying the volunteers on delivery runs across the shire. The Rosebud-based service – which receives invaluable support from the Rye opportunity shop and the Southern Peninsula Community fund – offers fresh, chilled and frozen meals which are collected from three pick-up areas each morning. Up to seven meals can be delivered flexibly throughout the week. The nutritionally balanced meals go to residents who are unable to provide for their own dietary needs. The daily meal

consists of a soup, main meal and dessert. A vitamin C supplement is also provided in the form of a fruit juice or piece of fruit. There’s even allowance for special dietary, medical and cultural requirements for eligible residents. The 170 volunteers come from all walks of life but all have a desire to “give something back to the community”. Often they are the only contact a client will have during the day. They thrive in the daily monitoring and social interaction. The health benefits to volunteers are worth noting. They can expect to live longer, happier lives, suffer less depression, sleep better and feel more satisfied with themselves. Details: For further information on volunteering with Meals on Wheels call the shire’s volunteer support officer 5950 1600.

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‘Unhappy’ wife collects husband A DRIVER pulled over by police in Mornington early Thursday morning last week for having false plates “smelt like a brewery”, police said. He later admitted to losing his licence for drink-driving in 2011 and his car was unregistered. The 44-year-old Mornington man allegedly blew 0.176 per cent when breath-tested. He also tested positive for the drugs ecstasy and ice. Before the man’s blue Honda Civic was impounded and towed away he allegedly kicked dents into every side panel. He was collected by his “none too happy” wife and will appear in court at a later date. Two other drug-drivers were picked up by police during the same shift: A 38-year-old Mt Martha man near Mornington Racecourse at 1am, and a 40-year-old Endeavour Hills man on Thompsons Road, near Western Port Highway, at 11pm. Drug drivers were involved in 42 collisions in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula last year. One resulted in a fatality and 16 in serious injuries.

Avoiding booze bus A MT MARTHA man made a series of bad and likely to be expensive decisions on Saturday night 4 August. At about 10pm, the 23-year-old was directed to pull into the testing line at a booze bus on Nepean Highway, Frankston. Instead, he drove off into the Frankston CBD where he was

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pulled over by a Somerville Highway Patrol unit that was working with the booze bus. After blowing 0.136 per cent the driver had his licence suspended and his car impounded for a month – with a $1038 release fee. He will be summonsed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on charges of failing to stop on police direction and drink-driving. He will have to fit an alcohol interlock device to his car when he regains his licence.

No stopping POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a silver Commodore, possibly a VY model, was driven through the front fence of a property on Boormani Drive, Mornington, 6.30pm, Friday 3 August (pictured). The car lost its bumper bar in the incident near Benton’s Square shopping centre. The driver reversed and sped off without notifying the property owner.

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Anyone knowing the driver is asked to call Leading Senior Constable Ryan Fraser, of Mornington police, 5970 4900.

Early warning ROSEBUD police are urging school leavers to celebrate safely and responsibly this Schoolies Week, which kicks off later this year. “The majority of school leavers had a good time without any trouble last year, but, unfortunately, there were a small number who took celebrations too far,” Mornington Peninsula inspector Janene Denton said. “We know that Rosebud is a popular destination for schoolies and, every year, police will be out and about to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. “We’ll be boosting our patrols during schoolies this year to keep partygoers safe. We will target disruptive parties, alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour, especially

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along the foreshore.” Inspector Denton urged young revellers not to ruin celebrations for everyone else by getting “carried away and engaging in risk-taking or criminal behaviour”. “You may end up hurting yourselves, someone else or get arrested – it’s simply not worth it,” she said. “Be mindful of noise, respectful to neighbours and the community, look out for your mates and don’t be afraid to call out your friends if they’re taking things too far. “Like every year, we will be working with our partner agencies to make sure everyone has a safe well-earned break.” Inspector Denton said no official schoolies events were planned for the Mornington Peninsula this year. “School leavers are encouraged to keep this in mind when visiting the area,” she said.

Boy injured in fall A DROMANA Secondary College student was seriously injured after falling through the roof of a shed at Dromana reservoir, 2pm, Friday 10 August. The 14-year-old was playing with mates on the roof of the South East Water pumping station when he fell through a skylight. The boy was airlifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital in a serious condition. Police described the incident as “misadventure”.

Rider crashes

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a black ZX6 Kawasaki motorbike that sped through traffic at about 1pm on Thursday 9 August along Frankston-Dandenong Road, near Monterey Boulevard, Frankston North heading towards Carrum Downs. A Somerville Highway Police station wagon tried to intercept the speeding bike but it failed to stop. The rider then failed to make a left turn at Lathams Road and fell off the bike before sliding into a truck, above. The male rider, 32, from Carrum Downs was taken to The Alfred hospital with serious injuries. Police discovered the man had an outstanding arrest warrant and no motorcycle licence and the motorbike was unlicensed with a false number plate. Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at crimestoppersvic.com.au online with information for police.

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GREEN GABLES SET on a versatile 6474 square metre block, this immaculate weatherboard homestead will capture your imagination from the first moments. Pretty as a picture and perfectly oriented to capture breath taking rural vistas in every direction this builder’s own home provides an impressive 325 square metres of living space alone comprising of five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two splendid living areas. Rich in character yet highlighted by flourishing contemporary finishes, the interior is flooded with natural light and infused with a welcome sense of space courtesy of a stunning atrium and celestial ceilings with skylights. Large bay windows with seating add to the charm factor and a beautifully paved alfresco area is the spot to be when entertaining. Verandahs embrace the home on all sides and a covered walkway from the superb garage complex can take you to the wonderful open plan family zone with casual meals area and a crisp, recently updated country-themed kitchen featuring a walk-in pantry, granite bench tops and a Bosch dishwasher. An elegant formal sunken lounge, with fire place, has a step up to a formal dining room which also opens through to the kitchen, there is a large study and two good-sized bedrooms share the main bathroom with spa bath. Heading upstairs and the gracious master bedroom is complete with cosy sitting area, his and hers walk-in robes and an ensuite, with two more bedrooms, both with built-in robes sharing a third bathroom. Externally, the property is equally impressive with a lined double carport and a separate double garage with workshop area and bathroom facilities. An enormous quakers barn to the east corner will comfortably house the caravan or boat and several more vehicles. The landscaped gardens are tended in part by a 10,000-litre water tank and boast a wide variety of fruit trees as well as a pleasant array of oak, ash, golden elm and spruces. The front and side gardens are serviced by a sprinkler system with mains water pressure and there is a further 18,000-litres of fresh water storage. If you’re looking for a lifestyle property in a quiet location close to schools and quaint towns, then look no further.n



ADDRESS: 2 Gerards Way, TYABB FOR SALE $1,350,000 - $1,450,000 DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 10 car INSPECT: By Appointment AGENT: Grant Kersley 0418 516 536, Harcourts Hastings, 10/14 High Street, Hastings, 5970 7333 mpnews.com.au

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Rosebud 9 Crestwood Drive

Tootgarook 57 Darvall Street

Located in the Peninsula Sands Estate, this substantial family home on a 800sqm approx. lot features secure off street parking for a caravan, alarm system, ducted heating and cooling throughout, elegant plantation shutters and plenty of storage options. This home will appeal to the growing family or down-sizer looking for a substantial family home with low maintenance gardens. Don’t wait for another, there isn’t one!

This brick veneer home is set on a 611sqm (approx.) block and features spacious living with lots of natural light. There is an open plan kitchen and family room that leads out to an undercover entertaining area, and for extra space there is a rumpus room. Complete with split system air-conditioning and gas heating, this home also has secure off street parking.



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FOR SALE PRICE GUIDE $515,000 - $545,000 INSPECT By appointment.

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This home is on a flat 940sqm (approx.) lot with formal and informal living & dining areas. Three bedrooms all have built-in robes and to the kitchen is a dishwasher. A sunny undercover deck overlooks the landscaped grounds with other external features including a double lock-up garage and handy side access to the rear of the block to park a boat or caravan.

This 504 square metre vacant allotment is set in a quiet pocket of Rosebud South and has approved plans for a 34sq Metricon-built home. This rare offering is close to schools, shops and transport, so act fast.



FOR SALE PRICE $680,000 - $720,000 INSPECT By appointment.

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Just listed.

Rosebud 42 Fifth Avenue

Tootgarook 72 Guest Street

Located 300m to the foreshore & cafĂŠ precinct, this neat 3 bedroom brick veneer home is on a 400sqm block and has been re-painted and re-carpeted with little to do in maintenance. There is gas heating, and to the back of the block is a garden shed, and handy side access to park a trailer. This would be a great investment property with an expected rental of about $330 per week.

Walking distance to the foreshore, this neat 3 bedroom, double brick home has pitched ceilings for a great sense of space and is well maintained throughout. Living areas are served by a wood heater, and externally there is a double carport and double garage with side access to the rear of the 680sqm block perfect for parking a boat, trailer, caravan. This would be a great investment property with an expected rental of about $360 per week.




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Capel Sound 21 The Helm

Rosebud 156 Jetty Road

Tucked away on a managable 360sqm block, this two-bedroom brick veneer home has an open plan lounge and dining area with carpeted floor and a sunny kitchen. There is a separate bathroom and laundry, and externally, the home features an undercover entertaining area and a single garage with roller door through to the back. Expected rental return on the property approx. $320 per week.

Lovely three-bedroom home rich in character with original hand crafted wardrobes, original light fittings and architraves. There is a formal lounge and dining area, plus a spacious kitchen with separate meals area. The main bathroom has bath and shower, there is a separate laundry, and outdoors is an entertaining area, single carport and a garage. The backyard is fully-fenced with other features including red gum hardwood floors, wood heater set into a stone hearth and all on a 530sqm block.



FOR SALE PRICE GUIDE $455,000 - $490,000 INSPECT By appointment.


1 CONTACT Clare Black 0409 763 261 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880




Saturday 25th August at 2:00pm INSPECT By appointment.

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This gorgeous modern house is a short walk to the beach. It is virtually brand new, offering open plan living, with natural flowing light, three decent sized bedrooms, the master bedroom with an ensuite and built in robe, two bathrooms, two car spaces, separate laundry and study space. The external living space provides a low maintenance deck, grassed courtyard and garden. The property features include dark timber floors, stainless steel appliances, central heating, evaporative cooling and double garage with internal access.

This neat and tidy home is in the perfect location, close to the beach, shops and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway for quick city access. Featuring 2 bedrooms with BIR’s, 1 bathroom and 1 carport, open plan kitchen and living areas, large windows for natural light, heating and a spacious backyard. At a very affordable price and in an ideal location this one is not to be missed. Perfect for a single, couple or young family. Register for an inspection online, this gem won’t last long!

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PERFECT PACKAGE Ideally situated tucked behind Rosebud shops within walking distance to the beach & RSL & a 2 minute drive from the freeway. Three spacious bedrooms, with brand new carpet & freshly painted throughout, neat as a pin. Gas heating, split system heating & cooling, bathroom with separate bath & shower & a large yard. Is this not the perfect package?

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SURPRISING LITTLE PACKAGE Gorgeous little 2 bedroom unit on quiet block with 1 bathroom & 1 single car lock up garage. Spacious lounge with air conditioning, gas heating & carpet throughout. Little courtyard which is easy to maintain, as well as a small shed for storage. Bathroom with separate shower & all of this within close walking distance to bus stop, capel sound shops & beach!

CLEAN AND COSY HOME Situated across from Vern Wright reserve is this cosy 3 bedroom home. Featuring polished floorboards throughout, large barkyard for the kids and fully fenced. A separate laundry with second shower & WC & light filled living and kitchen area complete this home. Extra storage also available in the garden shed

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THE ENTERTAINER This three bedroom family home is not to be missed. This is living on a luxury scale. First impressions are important & this amazing driveway will be sure to leave you feeling impressed. Set far back from the road on this half an acre block is a wraparound drive way. Property features a bar for entertainment, beautiful kitchen, four large bedrooms & two bathrooms, this property has it all. All that’s left to do is…. Move in!

FAMILY HOME IN PARADISE Stunning home in sought after Dromana, close to shops, beach, transport & freeway entrance! This stunning 4 bedroom home has it all. Large master with ensuite & walk in robe, remaining bedrooms have built in robes. Open plan kitchen, lounge & dining. Tiled throughout with carpet in the bedrooms. Ducted heating & evap cooling to ensure comfort all year round. Low maintenance rear yard & beautifully manicured front yard with garden maintenance included.

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RYE 19 Woomera Street ESCAPE FROM IT ALL Offering superb tree-top and valley views, this immaculately presented weatherboard residence is bathed in natural light. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms including ensuite, there is a separate study and a spacious open plan living area showcasing a modern, well appointed kitchen overlooking the dining and lounge which has a fireplace and polished timber floors. A second lounge provides additional space to enjoy and configure as desired. A key feature here is the ease of indoor to outdoor living that can be enjoyed with a generous, full width deck ideal for entertaining.



NEAT AS A PIN Immaculately presented home ideal for first home buyers, investors or the perfect lock and leave weekender. Bathed in natural sunlight the home offers 3 big bedrooms, central bathroom, open plan kitchen dining living area and lock up garage with extra space ideal for the boat or caravan. Features gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, bore water and solar panels. Set on a lovely flat block with gorgeous garden surrounds this home is a must see to fully appreciate.

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Circa 1880, this superbly restored heritage listed residence exudes all the charm of yesteryear and is a reflection of early Sorrento living at its best. Comprising three suites, each with its own bathroom with spa, plus individual lounge and dining areas, there is a central kitchen with an adjoining dining area graced with two feature limestone walls and quarry tile flooring. There are front and rear outdoor areas. The limestone cottage was built around 1880 by local stonemason George Morce and is set on a 724sqm block surrounded by cottage gardens both front and at the rear.

Ideally located in a quiet cul-de-sac on the Back Beach side of Rye is this spacious 939m2 vacant residential allotment ready for a contemporary coastal residence of choice to be constructed. Offering the potential for superb tree-top views whilst capturing the afternoon sun with a Westerly orientation this well priced block is a rare offering that won’t last long!.

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SET amongst lush coastal surrounds, close to Hawker Beach foreshore, this retro cottage is an exciting opportunity to secure a beach side property with limitless potential to extend or redevelop (STCA). Long held as one of Mount Martha’s most cherished seaside pockets, the location suits both permanent residents and holiday makers who are looking to lap up the laid back peninsula lifestyle. Brimming with old-school chic, the two-bedroom cottage enjoys an 877 square metre block and has timber floors through a cosy lounge which also has an open fireplace and French windows. An original kitchen and combined bathroom and laundry have all the essentials covered for breezy weekend escapes and a handy shed will comfortable store all the beach toys, even a boat. Renovate or re-develop, the options are here to capitalise on this great location.n

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There’s nothing ‘domestic’ about ‘family violence’ More than 40 women so far this year have died at the hands of partners or former partners through family violence. This must stop. For some time I have been urging anyone who is willing to listen to my rants of inappropriate language that “domestic violence” when it is reported, it is in fact murder or criminal assault by a partner or former partner. Some of the definitions of “domestic” in the Macquarie Dictionary state “enjoying home life or matters”, it also states “living with humans”. So my point is that when these tragic, preventable occurrences happen, please use the appropriate language: murder, criminal assault or family violence, and not domestic violence. These acts are totally inhuman. I believe that using “domestic violence” understates the enormity of the situation and ask, please, that it be not used in reporting these tragedies. Denise Hassett, Mt Martha

‘Random’ kindness I am writing to publicly thank Melanie from Crib Point who found my wife’s wallet at the Balnarring shops on [a recent] Saturday afternoon and took the trouble to return it to us in Somers. She would not hear of a reward for her trouble, which saved us a lot of inconvenience, saying it was about karma. Such random acts of kindness make the world a better place. Thanks Melanie, people like you sustain our faith in the basic goodness of human nature. Ian and Loie Sharp, Somers

Need more buses The current weekday frequency of 45 minutes for bus services on the southern Mornington Peninsula ideally needs to be updated to at least to 30 minutes, Monday to Friday. As the high usage appears to be between 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm when overcrowding can occur, it would seem logical to increase the frequency of these services as a first priority. From my observations the loadings appear to be light on many services beyond Rye and even more so Sorrento. A 30 minute frequency south of Rye or Sorrento, while ideal, may not be viable at present. An alternative solution would be to short run additional services terminating at Rye or Sorrento during peak times with a frequency of 30 minutes on weekdays. In addition, consideration needs to be given to introducing a peak period express bus service from the southern peninsula along Peninsula Link to Frankston station, if it can be proved viable. Bruce Jordan, Caple Sound

‘Haunted’ by jet ski The acceptance of a tender to refurbish and widen the three existing lanes and add an extra lane at Rye beach compliments of the Rye Recreational Boating Precinct Plan, according to Mornington Peninsula Shire’s infrastructure manager Christo-

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pher Lyne, “had received positive majority feedback after a comprehensive community engagement process”. Fine sounding words, basically over the top and, I think, made to suit the process. Ports Minister Luke Donnelley: “While most jet ski riders do the right thing, there remains a small, reckless group who ignore the law. We’ll find you, we’ll fine you and if necessary we’ll take you off the water.” And I’m a monkey’s uncle. Cr Antonella Celi feared targeting the Rye hoons would only move the problem elsewhere. To Dromana? Who can blame her? Who cares about Rye, who cares about the majority of Rye residents (devoid of any “positive” feedback nonsense) against the jet ski mobsters? These jet ski riders haunt and disturb our daylight hours, our “serenity”, during January and February. Cliff Ellen, Rye

Saving the reef One really has to ask how genuine our prime minister is in saving the Great Barrier Reef by forcing a little known not-for-profit organisation to take a cool $440 million to look into the possibility of doing something to reverse the decline and death of this great world heritage structure? I’m sure there would have been many qualified organisations around our wide brown land that have considerable expertise in the field of reef and coral sciences. It smacks of the unrelenting attempts by this government to never talk about climate change and the causes of it by well-informed scientists in Australia and around the world. The fact that this rather substantial amount of our money was given away by our PM, without any qualified body overseeing the process, is breathtakingly cavalier. But it makes sense if taken in conjunction with the governments religious believe in coal and gas extraction and use in our energy market. Farmers and tourist operators are the people who will bear the cost first, of the ever dryer conditions for agriculture and the ever shrinking supplies of water in our food producing regions, while the reef slowly becomes a dead calcium desert that no one will come to see. Next will be the general population in our biggest cities who will end up with ever greater heat stress and diminishing availability of food and water resources to sustain them, while the sea is eating away at our once great cities real estate. So Mr Turnbull, please show some leadership for once and stop the sure destruction of our society by going renewable all the way and protecting our biodiversity into the future. Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

Need for nuclear, coal Bravo to BlueScope [at Hastings] for its increasing exports of manufactured steel (“Jobs growth as steel exports surge” The News 7/8/18). Greenies, councillors and dreamers should note that these are real jobs, 40 hours, with proper wages, holidays, sick leave and security for

THE best free show in town: Last Friday’s winds brought the waves back to Mornington pier. The Schnapper Point lookout provided the best overall view, but some people just could not resist getting close to the spray and testing their wet weather clothes. Picture: Gary Sissons

skilled, intelligent people. Note also that the blocks of steel processed here are smelted and manufactured elsewhere in Australia, providing more jobs.These plants also buy in lots of engineering supplies, sourced locally, almost every day of the week. A steel mill such as this cannot run on bits of electricity generated from all over the place by the sun, if it is shining, or the wind when it blows. You can’t ask a steel mill to shut down today because there isn’t enough electricity to go around. Australia needs more industry on the scale of BlueScope and to attract it we must have a source of cheap, reliable electricity, such as coal or nuclear powered generators in centralised power stations of 2000 megawatt or however much power is needed. Parasitic profit-taking retailers, wholesalers and distributors need to be kept out of the system as they only increase the price of electricity. Meantime, Mornington Peninsula shire wants to build a solar farm (“Plan for Capel Sound solar farm” The News 7/8/18) of 5mw (when and if the sun shines brightly). What a waste of 10 hectares of “public park recreation zone” land. Surely their endeavours should be directed more to solving waste disposal problems than to power generation fantasies? We should increase power consumption mightily with much more manufacturing industry, not decrease it. To make and export cars would be fantastic. Otherwise Australia will continue its subservient degeneration into a tourism banana republic, eventually with Australian economic refugees taking boats to Asia. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Patriotism supported In defence of John cain (“Nationalised racism” Letters 31/7/18): “The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war,” Sydney J Harris. “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to op-

pose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else,” Theodore Roosevelt. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

No answer in leaving Well, what a simplistic, insular solution Michael Long has to the racism problem (“Free to leave” Letters 6/8/18). All we have to do is deport all those people who can actually get on with their fellow man to another country. All I have done is point out the nasty fact that there is blatant racism starting from the present federal government to right down to the bottom of the food chain and for that he suggests that I leave the country I was born in. Really Mr Long, it’s not me that needs to leave Australia. It’s the racists who need to learn to get along with people from all walks of life. John Cain, McCrae

Animal-linked drought State and federal governments are handing out hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to farmers to feed animals dying in the drought, while ignoring the real problem: climate change, largely caused by animal agriculture, is making droughts, fires and floods more frequent and more severe. The animals dying on the cracked earth are motivating floods of hypocritical tears from those who would rather they die in the slaughterhouse, profitably. Raising animals for flesh, milk or eggs is responsible for over half of global greenhouse emissions, as well as supplying products which cause consumers to suffer from obesity, coronary heart disease, strokes and various cancers. They also cause the most appalling suffering to billions of innocent, sentient animals every year: dehorning, beak trimming, mulesing, branding, castration without pain relief – the list of atrocities goes on and on. If farmers want assistance with the costs of the drought, they should demand a meat tax, which will ensure only those who consume their deadly products pay for its production. Meanwhile, those who repeatedly keep animals on land known to be prone to drought should be charged with animal cruelty, just as you or I would be if we let our dog or cat starve. Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia

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How do you live your life? Whole Medicine GPs review lifestyle factors affecting locals’ health and wellbeing WHETHER you have a straight-forward medical issue or a longstanding complex condition – understanding how you live your life is the key to being well, says Dr Michelle Woolhouse, passionate integrative GP (MBBS, FRACGP, FACNEM, FASLM). How to be well Taking the time to explore things like the physical, mental, emotional and environmental factors at play in your life is paramount, explains Dr Woolhouse. “When we know the whole-story, we can help treat the cause – not just your symptoms.” What’s new Established in 2009 as Peninsula Holistic General Practice, founder Dr Woolhouse led her team through an exciting transformation in late 2017 to become Whole Medicine. Since then, the team of 6 integrative doctors and 4 allied health specialists have been busy treating patients for all of the medical issues a regular GP does, but also delving deeper into the cause and treatment options for longer-term conditions. Tap into lifestyle medicine At Whole Medicine, the GPs combine general practice with evidence-based natural medicine. It’s an approach that calls on both science and holistic practices to help men, women and children be well. Professor Avni Sali AM, Director of the National Institute of Integrative Medicine, adds Mornington Peninsula

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TYPICALLY, Father’s Day consists of spending the day with your father or a father figure. On this day, it’s a gesture of love to buy him a card and present, like underwear and socks, gift vouchers to their favourite shops, tools for the shed or even equipment for the kitchen. But this year, go all out for something that probably wouldn’t cross your mind as a present for dad – a trip to the theatre! Albeit with good intentions, the joy of giving and receiving cliché gifts soon fades whereas the gift of giving dad an experience he’ll love can last a lifetime, particularly for a father who enjoys activities with his children over material-

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Captain Grice appointed to Order of the British Empire Compiled by Boronica King CAPTAIN Geoffrey Grice, son of Mr James Grice, of Frankston, who was recently awarded the Military Cross, has since been appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire. Captain Grice, who received the distinction for gallantry, is a member of the British Forces. *** MEMBERS of the local branch of the National Federation are reminded of meeting to be held in Mechanics’ on Wednesday evening next. A full attendance is particularly requested. *** MR Robt. Cairns, of Rosebud, topped the market at Dandenong this week for springers with a pen of seven very nice quality cows, which averaged £23 15s each. *** IN our report last week of a meeting of the Honor Avenue committee it was stated that Dr Plowman (the hon treasurer) reported that he had had several promises of donation but no cash. It should have been that he had received a substantial amount in cash and in addition several promises of support. *** NO charge was made by the Peninsula Motor Garage for motoring the artists back to Mornington in connection with Constable Ryan’s send off and the liberality of the directors of the company was much appreciated by the members of the Ryan farewell committee. *** THE general meeting of the Somerville Fruitgrowers’ Association will be held on Monday Aug 11 at 8pm

in the local hall. Business - Agenda paper annual conference, delegates to conference; nomination of officers for ensuing year; and other. *** THE attention of our readers is directed to advertisements in our columns from various district poultry breeders from which it ought not to be difficult for those seeking to be suited with fowls or eggs to make a selection. *** FOR SALE - 3 Yorkshire Sows, in Pig - Mrs F. Gold, Hastings. *** THE anniversary rally of the Christian Endeavour District Union will be held in the Frankston Methodist Church on Monday next. At the afternoon session the speakers will be Revs. F. C. Boundy (Mornington) and E. Tonkin. At the evening sessions addresses will be given by Rev. Dr. C. W, Atkinson M.A (Fitzroy) and Mr T. Hopkins secretary of Victorian Christian Endeavour Union. The public are invited and will receive cordial welcome. *** READERS are reminded of the concert in aid of the local branch of the Red Cross Society, to be given in the Mechanics’ Hall, Frankston, this evening. The cause is a most deserving one, and each ticket sold serves to swell the Red Cross funds which go to provide the little comforts so appreciated by the soldiers. This concert, we understand, is the last of the series promised by the promoters, and may be the last opportunity for locals to hear expert professional artists locally for a long time to come. ***

THE following letter of appreciation was received by Mrs Dalman, who regularly contributes to the Tobacco Fund, from a thankful warrior, Corporal Tom Cockran, who was among the lucky ones “in the field” to get some good “Aussie” smokes: - This is to thank you ever so much for the cigs. we got a couple of days ago, in which your name was on a small card, and all the boys in the 8th Field Engineers send their best wishes to you and all at home. We are always getting some sort of goods from “Aussie” but there is never any address in them, so we can’t thank them. My home is at “Bellow” Wilson Grove, Aspendale, so it is very close to your home. I used to always be at the New Year’s Day Sports at Frankston as I used to be running there. Do you happen to know Mr Mark Williams from your town? He has a lot do with the sports. Again thanking you for the cigs. so will close with all best wishes to all the folk at home. *** FIFTH year of war. “We cannot seek to escape the horrors of war for ourselves by laying them up for our children”, The words quoted were the most noteworthy in Lloyd George’s message to the people of Greater Britain. Only once before since war was declared have the prospects of the Allies seemed bright as they are today. And than all who thought at all seriously, thought that the Russian court was a danger spot. Men held their peace on the subject, or exchanged whispered confidences with intimate friends, they could not voice their thoughts

aloud, for to do so was to belittle an ally and might seek to induce the very evil feared. However, it was clear that a word the government could not be healthy with foreign countries in a fight to the finish. The whole aim of which was to make end of militarism and the despotism, of which it is the support. Today, the United States have taken the place Russia held and the American people have flung themselves heart and soul into the battle for the world’s freedom. It is because the fight may still be long, and because the many are always weak, whilst even the strong have moments of weakness, the words such as those of Lloyd George are to be stressed. Kaiser and the military going or surrounds him realise that the sword has been drawn in for that frightfulness has served only to bring contempt on the Hun, there will be a resort at the low point by the name of department. Now Allies have no quarrel with the German people, such as the German people are the dupe of brutal military clique. The local communities know that the great many of Germans, Austrians and Turks will enjoy far more money, far more comfort, when military control is crushed, than they will enjoy putting pacifists in for stalemate for which would have to should Mr Lloyd George declare for those children and our countires children for the toiling man to own your nicely governed lands, as well as for our own sakes. So make us submit to the painful sacrifice which spirited enemies of the world involves, to hear the change

of taxation and to give as freely as we can to the new War Loans. And whilst doing all that implies to win the war, we have to remember that the end may come suddenly as did the declaration of war; suddenly as did Russia’s declaration. This has to be clear in mind not as an excuse for inaction, for the withholding of men or of money, but as an incentive to more earnest effort to shape our repatriation scheme to prepare for the induction war which must be waged. So far little effort has been put into the repatriation business. Nothing big is being done, nothing big is being attempted. Victoria Mr Bowser did talk as statesman, but he was speedily silenced, and the ordinary peddling methods of State land purchases is being pursued much as though the world were at peace, and it was a matter of settling a few immigrants painfully got together by well paid agents. In this matter responsibility is on the shoulders of the Federal and State Government, and if when the soldiers return in hundreds of thousands there is a glutting of the labor market, if the land is not ready, if technical schools are not adequately staffed, those Governments will be swept away. Thus profound patriotism and deep rooted mistrust of all extremists of the Labor party allies should lead all Nationalists to insist that Ministers shall act in this fifth year of the war as though certain that it will be the last. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 17 August 1918

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Things Owning a Really Large Dog Has Taught Me By Stuart McCullough THIS week, my dog turned three. The celebrations were pretty low key because, put simply, that’s the way she rolls. The occasional bone, a walk to the park and some time hanging out on the back verandah are all she needs to keep her happy. And a plentiful supply of dog snacks. We named her Fozzie; an acknowledgement of her bear-like appearance and because my original suggestion of ‘Beyonce’ was vetoed. In three years, she’s gone from being a visitor to the heart and soul of our house. Back when she first arrived, I wouldn’t have thought that was possible. I’m better off, I think, for knowing her. Having now lived together for a time, it’s appropriate to reflect on the things I’ve learned from living with a really large dog. We’ve learned to understand each other, to a point. Not all the time, but often enough to get along. That dogs and humans can’t speak the same language doesn’t stop us from communicating with each other, at least on the truly important matters. I know when she wants to go outside and when she’s hungry. I know that when she picks up an item of mine between her teeth, she wants me to chase her out into the backyard. She has a particular bark to tell me something of hers has rolled under a piece of furniture (and would I mind coming to retrieve it?), which is completely different to the bark she uses to talk to the neighbor’s dog. For her part, she knows when to come, when to sit and when to wait. Not always, but most of the time. She likes the piano. This has been

a most surprising development. When I sit down to play, the dog will appear from wherever it is she’s been hanging out and lie on the floor somewhere behind me. It seems to relax her. This has proved especially

useful on windy days (she can’t stand the wind) and – truth be told - I’ve enjoyed having an audience of one when I play. That said, she despises the guitar. It could be because the metal strings are irritating or a com-

ment on my level of proficiency. I choose to believe it’s the former. The dog is a far more social animal than I am. I’d never met half my neighbors before having Fozzie. I don’t know what I was doing before – whether I never left the house or simply refused to speak to people – but having a dog has connected me to others. It has to be said that our dog is a very large creature, which makes her look like a gigantic Muppet. Which helps. Having an inside dog takes some getting used to. When I grew up, dogs lived outdoors. Pets were never tolerated inside the house. Not for an instant. I couldn’t say why my father took such a strict approach. The only time he ever relaxed his ‘no animals inside’ rule was to allow my youngest brother to keep a mouse in his room. Which may well have taught him something about being responsible but also made his entire room smell like a gigantic mouse. In mysterious circumstances ‘Manceton’ the mouse escaped his cage and vanished into the ether. My father’s resolve hardened at that point. Manceton eventually turned up in skeleton form years later in the curtain rod. Poor thing. On the occasions we’ve taken Fozzie to visit my father, she’s always made a point of running inside. Just to show my father who’s in charge, I think. Every time she does it, there’s an explosion of chaos. Which, secretly, I like. Despite my upbringing, I like to hear her moving around the house. Especially at night. She moves into position, hits the floor and exhales loudly. It’s strangely comforting.

I’ve even become accustomed to the sound of her snoring that, at times, is nothing short of colossal. I like driving with her. She’s pretty good company in the car. When we drive together, we generally tune the radio to ‘Classic FM’. There’s a lake not far from our place and, whenever we can, the dog and I drive around it with the windows down, the music blaring. Fozzie loves the breeze in her face and she makes a pretty compelling sight as we cruise around to the sound of ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’. I never realized it before, but I think I resent possums. For years, I was oblivious to the fact that these creatures were marauding in my backyard. Fozzie has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to marsupials. She simply refuses to put up with their shenanigans. Frankly, she loses her mind when a possum dares set foot (or, for that matter, claw) in our yard. She lets them know exactly what she’s thinking. I’m giving serious consideration to joining in. Cleaning up after a dog is good for you. Plastic bag in hand, it really puts you in your place and, secretly, I’m just glad that it’s happened outside and not inside. She knows, I think, that I have her best interests at heart. And coming home is now a different experience. Even before I slide the key into the lock, I can hear her running to the front door. It sounds like a small horse coming to greet me. It makes me happy in a way I wouldn’t have expected. These are just some of the things I’ve learned since owning the Fozz. I’m better for it. So happy birthday, Fozzie. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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ROSE TATTOO - ROCK N ROLL OUTLAW - 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ‘ROCK N’ Roll Outlaw’, was recorded at the famed rock ‘n’ roll Alberts studios, produced by the legendary team, Vanda & Young and, released through Albert, Repertoire Records in late 1978. The band’s debut

album, reviewed as “A dangerous, unpredictable, monster of a record whose power has hardly diminished an ounce in the decades since”. Spawning anthemic songs like ‘Nice Boys’ (Don’t Play Rock ‘n’

Roll), ‘Rock N’ Roll Outlaw’, ‘One Of The Boys’ and, ‘Bad Boy For Love’, this album cemented the band’s foundation for the years to come. Now, 40 years on, Rose Tattoo is proud to announce their Rock N

Roll Outlaw 40th Anniversary tour heading out around Australia. An explosive set will cover the album in its’ entirety and ignite their audiences inner rock child. Rose Tattoo will play the Grand

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TRIPLE THE ENTERTAINMENT AT RUSSIAN BALLET FOLLOWING on from their outstanding performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill. This stunning programme performed in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. A Russian Triple Bill will be presented for the first time to Australian audiences. This impressive and diverse programme consists of the fairy tale spectacular of Princess Aurora’s wedding from Sleeping Beauty in Act 1, the romantic Les Sylphides in Act 2 and the electrifying Carmen in Act 3. Act one is from Sleeping Beauty. A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora & Prince Desire. This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all. Act two is from Le Sylphide, a short ballet in one act about a young man who while walking at night encounters a group of sylphs or magical woman. Act three is from Carmen, the story of a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will be at Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday 19 September. Bookings: (03) 9784 1060 or online at thefac.com.au


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By Brodie Cowburn FRANKSTON YCW have secured their place in the upcoming finals series with a convincing win over Rosebud at John Coburn Oval. Both sides got off to a scrappy start in wet conditions, with only five goals scored between the two sides by half time. The Stonecats held the lead at the main break, but only by an eight point margin. The game again failed to open up in the third term, as Frankston YCW scored the only goal of the term to stretch their lead to 12 points. The final term wasn’t much prettier, but the Stonecats got the job done with a gritty win over Rosebud 7.8 (50) to 2.7 (19). The win confirms that the Stonecats will play finals, but they cannot move any higher than fifth in the final round next weekend. They will have to play in an elimination final first up, and will have no double chance to fall back on should they slip up. Frankston YCW Coach Wayne Capp said he was “rapt” to have secured a top five spot. “We’re absolutely rapt to make finals, and we were pretty lucky that the other games went our way this weekend as well. We always thought we’d be in finals, obviously we had a lean patch with injuries and some guys unavailable but we were always confident of getting there,” he said.

“It definitely was a hard fought win against Rosebud, but now we’re there we’ve got the belief we can do anything. It’s such an even competition this year so we believe we can go all the way.” The Stonecats’ most likely opponent in the elimination final will be Pines, who couldn’t progress up the ladder despite beating Mornington at Alexandra Park. Their game got off to a thrilling start, as both sides traded goals in

the first half. By the time the half time break came along, Pines found themselves ahead by three points, but the Bulldogs were showing plenty of bite. In the second half, Pines showed the quality that has made them a genuine premiership contender this season, as they opened up a more comfortable lead over the plucky Bulldogs. It wasn’t easy, but Pines got the job done over Mornington in the

end, with the final score reading 13.9 (87) to 16.9 (105). Aaron Edwards put four goals on the board for the winning side, while Nick Boswell and Shaun White also performed well. Pines could escape that dreaded elimination final should other results go their way next week. Another game with finals implications took place at Emil Madsen Reserve, as Mt Eliza leapfrogged Edithvale-Aspendale to claim second spot on the ladder. Up against an under strength EdiAsp, the Redlegs got off to a red hot start. They kicked the opening three goals of the game and held their opponents scoreless in the first term. The Eagles’ cause wasn’t helped by an injury to Charlie Martello in the first term, which would rule him out for the rest of the game. Edi-Asp responded well in the second term to wrestle back the lead, but after half time it was all Mt Eliza. The Redlegs kicked eight goals to Edi-Asp’s three in the second half, which ensured they would run away to a comfortable win 11.11 (77) to 8.7 (55). Robbie Turnbull was Mt Eliza’s best on ground, as he helped his side dominate in the midfield. With Edi-Asp slipping up, Sorrento had a chance to go a match clear on top of the ladder if they could beat Frankston Bombers. The typically slow starting Sharks were sure to make certain that the

over the line in a nail biting clash against Chelsea, a result that would have put them in the top five had the Kangaroos slipped up. Hastings endured a difficult start, as Chelsea held them goalless in the first term. They quickly got things back on track though, as they took the lead over the Seagulls going into the second half. Chelsea weren’t content to be second best however, as they kept touch with Hastings throughout the whole afternoon. The lead stood at just two points at three-quarter time, with the game looking likely to go down to the wire. Both sides traded blows in a thrilling final term, but ultimately it was Hastings who took the four points in a 9.19 (73) to 11.10 (76) win. With Chelsea’s loss, the door opened for Karingal to snatch third place and a double chance from the Seagulls if they could beat bottom of the ladder Crib Point. Despite a good first term, the Bulls were not clinical enough to drive the final nail in the Magpies’ coffin, only holding a 20 point lead at half time. The Bulls’ frustrating afternoon didn’t get much better, although they were still able to keep Crib Point at bay. Karingal held on to claim a less than inspiring victory, but more importantly the win meant they jumped up to third spot and claimed a double chance for finals. The final score read 2.8 (20) to 8.10 (58). Karingal will now face Red Hill, while Chelsea will have to do it the hard way next week in an elimination final clash against Langwarrin Tyabb finished their year off with a bang, capitalising on their good run of form to claim a win over Somerville.

The Yabbies have improved with each game this season, which finally culminated in an impressive win at Bunguyan Reserve. Somerville let Tyabb get the jump on them in the first term, and were left playing catch up throughout the rest of the game. Although they were able to whittle down a 26 point margin to three points at half time, Tyabb quickly regained control of the contest. The final siren sounded with the Yabbies ahead, as they claimed the win 12.20 (92) to 12.10 (82). Tyabb also announced during the week they had re-signed head coach Aaron Pacey for 2019. The final match of the round saw Red Hill cement their spot in second place with a thumping win over Devon Meadows. Red Hill raced out to a stunning 71 point lead in the first quarter, kicking a remarkable 12 goals and no behinds to kill the contest early. Devon Meadows were left shell shocked, and although they were a little better in the second half, they still fell short by 95 points. The final score read 20.9 (129) to 5.4 (34). Red Hill remains the only team to have beaten Dromana this season, and may yet be their biggest threat in finals. Next week’s finals matches will be as follows: Qualifying Final - Red Hill v Karingal at Somerville Recreation Reserve - Saturday 18 August 2pm Elimination Final - Chelsea v Langwarrin at RJ Rowley Reserve - Sunday 19 August 2pm The Division Two Grand Final will be played at Frankston Park on Saturday 18 September 2.30pm

On the up: Mt Eliza were victors against Edithvale-Aspendale in their Division One clash. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Changing places: Mt Eliza got to grips with Edithvale-Aspendale to jump above the Eagles to second place on the ladder. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Bombers didn’t get the early jump on them. They held a 9 point lead at the first break, which they stretched to 42 by half time. With Chris Dawes sidelined, Sorrento needed someone to step up and help in front of goal. It was Leigh Poholke who would prove the difference, kicking six majors to put Frankston to the sword. Despite their season being on the line, the Bombers could do nothing to get the game back on track, as they eventually fell to the Sharks 15.15 (105) to 6.13 (49). The result ruled the Bombers out of finals contention. With one round to play, Sorrento have put themselves in pole position to finish first and enjoy a week off in the first week of finals. The final match of the weekend saw Bonbeach’s finals hopes dashed after a shock loss to bottom of the ladder Seaford. Bonbeach got off to a slow start, but still found themselves level with the Tigers at the half time break. Although a win would’ve kept them in contention for a finals spot, Bonbeach were woeful in the second half, kicking no goals and eight behinds. Seaford capitalised on the goalkicking woes of their opposition to run away with a fairly comfortable win over Bonbeach, with the final score reading 10.5 (65) to 4.15 (39).

Tigers close out season in style DIVISION TWO

By Brodie Cowburn DROMANA will go into the finals with momentum on their side after claiming a comprehensive win over Rye in their final game of the home and away season. Although already eliminated from finals contention, the Demons showed plenty of fight in the first half, battling hard to keep the margin at just five points at the main break. In the second half though, Dromana were simply too strong. They kicked 11 goals to two to put the contest to bed. Although it looked as if it may be a close game early on, the Tigers quickly ran away to an easy win 9.11 (65) to 18.17 (125). Dromana had 11 individual goalkickers for the afternoon, and will go into finals having only lost one game for the year. With fifth place still to play for, Langwarrin had to win their match against Pearcedale to hold onto their finals spot. With their season on the line, the Kangaroos played like a team possessed in the first half, holding Pearcedale scoreless on their way to gaining an 80 point lead at the half time break. From there it didn’t get much better for the helpless Pearcedale, as Langwarrin secured their finals spot in the most convincing fashion possible with a 21.19 (145) to 5.8 (38) win. Jesse Murphy kicked seven goals for the Kangaroos, which ensured he finished on top of goalkicking leaderboard. His final tally for the year stood at 72. Murphy will play on for the Kangaroos in 2019. Langwarrin’s win made all the more important by the fact that Hastings got


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Strikers, Baxter fight for survival SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie PENINSULA Strikers and Baxter defied the odds last weekend to claim vital points as they ramp up their battle to avoid relegation. Strikers caused a minor upset by holding champion elect Doveton to a thrilling 2-2 draw in their State 2 South-East clash at Centenary Park while Mark Pagliarulo made his comeback for Baxter in its 2-0 away win over State 4 South rival Harrisfield Hurricanes. Strikers stunned the visitors in the 8th minute. Nathan Smith got free on the left and his shot was parried by Doveton keeper Stuart Webster only to fall to John Prescott but his strike was blocked. Doveton failed to clear from the ensuing corner and big George Whiteoak smacked the ball home from close range to make it 1-0. Strikers recently signed winger Alpha Turay from Morwell Pegasus and he should have increased the lead in the 40th minute. Alex van Heerwarden, Smith and Prescott combined in a sweeping interpassing move that set up Turay but he decided to cut inside a defender before curling a left-foot shot wide of the post. A Simon Mur header in the 45th minute proved easy pickings for Strikers’ keeper Dilan Mery but it was a reminder of the threat posed by Mur and a sign of what was to come. Doveton bossed the second half and Strikers struggled to keep possession and get forward. In the 56th minute Doveton’s Matthew-Michael Gyarmati got clear on the left and his cutback was laid off by Wayne Gordon for Mur to pick his spot and scores were level. A Mur classic in the 83rd minute put the Doves ahead after the winger cut in from the left then curled the ball past Mery into the far corner. But three minutes later it was 2-2 after Strikers’ midfielder Danny Brookes connected perfectly with a free-kick from just outside the area sending the ball just out of reach of Webster’s despairing dive. Doveton would have grabbed all three points in the 89th minute had Josh Frame’s strike not struck the bar with the rebound being hurriedly cleared. The hero and the villain of Baxter’s win over Harrisfield was Liam Kilner who scored both goals then received a second yellow card in the second half, his second successive send-off. Harrisfield had no answer to the striking combination of Kilner and Baxter fan favourite Pagliarulo and the visitors controlled the contest for long periods.

Basement battle: Sam Luxford in action for relegationthreatened Peninsula Strikers. Picture: John Punshon

Ben Meiklem hit the bar with a longrange strike in the 8th minute and Pagliarulo shot wide in the 12th minute. A great run by Pagliarulo down the left in the 16th minute saw the big Scot cross to the far post for a tap-in by Kilner. Baxter went further ahead in the 26th minute after a fine through ball by Alan Lipsett sent Kilner clear and he calmly slotted the ball past Harrisfield keeper Bobby Pejkovic to make it 2-0. Just before the break Harrisfield’s Con Bandis was given a straight red and when Pagliarulo was felled inside the box 10 minutes into the second half referee Mark Wajs pointed to the spot. But Kilner smacked the ball onto the bar and Meiklem hit the rebound off the post. The ball ended up near the touchline with Pagliarulo in possession and former Baxter player Edin Ali’s lunging tackle earned him a second yellow with the home team now down to nine men. Kilner’s departure 10 minutes later didn’t change the course of the contest as Baxter kept alive its hopes of climbing to safety. In NPL2 news Langwarrin lost 3-0 to Murray United in Wodonga on Saturday. Former Socceroo and Melbourne Victory legend Archie Thompson played for Murray but the first half was a drab affair on a heavy pitch. Sean Pye broke the deadlock in the 55th minute with a shot from 12 metres after Mehdi Sarwari lost possession in midfield and the home side broke quickly. Another quick break in the 87th minute allowed Zac Walker to make it 2-0 and five minutes into injury time Ash Dunn was too quick for a tiring Langy defence and he angled the ball past Langy keeper Robbie Acs.

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In State 1 South-East news Mornington had to settle for a share of the spoils after its 2-2 away draw with Warragul United on Saturday. Keegan Ziada and Andre Bennett scored for the visitors who twice came from behind. Frankston Pines lost 4-1 at home to Mooroolbark on Saturday and is embroiled in the State 2 South-East relegation battle. Sean Perrin, Dan Burrows, Max Solovyev and Sam Klepac scored for the visitors who led 2-0 at half-time with Pines’ response coming via an own goal from Geogi Didumo. Grant Madden has joined Pines and played for 60 minutes in Saturday’s reserves match then came off the bench for the last 10 minutes of the senior match. The Queensland midfielder walked in to the club last week asking for a game and immediately impressed the coaching staff with how comfortable he was on the ball. In State 3 South-East news Skye United travelled to Cheltenham on Saturday to face Bayside Argonauts in another door-die clash in the race for second spot. Following Monbulk’s 4-2 win against Collingwood the night before, a win was a must to stay in the promotion race. In tough conditions Bayside took the lead in the 35th minute when Nanton McGee’s forward pressure forced the ball into the Skye net. However four minutes before half time, Jack Gallagher’s left-foot strike found the back of the net to make it 1-1 at the interval. Teenager Gallagher is a midfielder but in a move that proved to be a masterstroke had been thrown into the forward line alongside Caleb Nicholes in the ab-

sence of strikers Mitch Blake (unavailable) and Daniel Attard (injured). Rain, hail and a strong wind plagued the second half and turned the contest into a slogging affair. Skye hit the lead courtesy of a smart finish by Nicholes but Bayside’s Nic Milaresis equalised minutes later to cut short Skye’s celebration. And just when the game seemed certain to end in a draw Gallagher was put through by Nicholes into a one-on-one and his cool finish made it 3-2 to give Skye a precious three points. Harry McCartney reports that Seaford United’s battle to avoid the drop from State 3 South-East continued with a 2-1 home loss to league champion Boroondara-Carey Eagles last weekend but the severely depleted Seaford lineup stretched the titleholder for most of the contest. Two goals in the last five minutes of the first half proved to be Seaford’s undoing, the first from Josh Stadnicki who broke clear and dinked the ball over Seaford keeper Patrick Bretherton and the second from Lachlan Nicholls. In the 86th minute a defensive header cannoned off Seaford striker Conor McFall and fell to LiNam Wang who tapped in from close range to set up an interesting final five minutes but in the end the visitors’ class shone through. Seaford has three matches remaining and two of them are against fellow relegation candidates Noble Park United and Dingley Stars so all is not lost for the local club. Meanwhile Somerville’s State 5 South title charge was put on hold when Saturday’s home clash with Knox United was called off due to the pitch condition. The game will now be played this Saturday and although Somerville’s prefer-




ence is to play at Tyabb Central Recreation Reserve the match may be played at Somerville Secondary College depending on the weather. Somerville player-coach Dave Greening is aiming for his ninth straight league Golden Boot award and is locked in an intriguing battle with Rowville Eagles goal king Daniel Grigoruta. Their duel took a remarkable twist last weekend when Rowville trounced Drouin Dragons 12-2 but Grigoruta only scored once putting him on 26 goals with Greening on 25. Fellow State 5 South outfit Aspendale Stingrays lost 2-0 away to White Star Dandenong last weekend. Goals in the 6th and 38th minutes to White Star’s Dwane Heerah proved decisive. Aspendale held its own in the second half against a more skilful and experienced opponent and Aspendale’s best were Pal Calvino, Dan Barbour and Pat Diakogeorgiou. In NPLW news Southern United was hosting Heidelberg United at Monterey Reserve on Sunday afternoon as we went to print. Earlier in the day Southern’s under12s won 7-0 with goals from Eden McKeown (3), Taylen Wulf (2), Lauren Riha and Emilia Ingles. FFV does not keep a league table at this underage level but if it did it seems certain that Southern would be one of the strongest sides in the competition having recorded 16 wins, three draws and three losses. Southern’s under-14s maintained their five-point lead on top of the table with a 2-0 victory over Heidelberg United. The sides were locked at 0-0 at halftime but two minutes into the second period Ezel Duyar made a driving run into the area and was brought down. Candy Kilderry’s sweetly struck penalty conversion made it 1-0. The contest was decided five minutes from time with a stunning solo goal from midfield maestro Alessandra Davis. The diminutive dynamo weaved past a host of players as she charged into the Heidelberg area and rounded the keeper before stroking the ball into the unguarded net. Southern’s under-16s won 4-1 with doubles to Belinda Stojcevski and under-14s star Kilderry. Next weekend is a catch-up round featuring just three local matches: SATURDAY 3pm: Baxter v Dandenong Warriors (Baxter Park), Somerville Eagles v Knox Utd (TBC). SUNDAY 3.15pm: Southern Utd v Bayside Utd (Monterey Reserve, U12s 9am, U14s 10.15am, U16s 11.40am, U19s 1.15pm).



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Mornington Pirates field state teams were scratching for numbers of our own in the under-12s so to have eight new players in our own team and for four of them to make the representative side is fantastic,” Hardie said. “It just shows the development that they’ve made in such a short period and I think it speaks volumes of the junior program that we have here.” While none of the sides walked away as state champions, they were all still extremely competitive with the under-16s team outperforming expectations and making it through to an entertaining semi-final. Under-12s baseballer Sam Walsh was also awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award after performing exceptionally well at the state championships. Hardie said that having the club’s

THE MORNINGTON Pirates Baseball Club was represented by 13 of their baseballers at the State Winter Championships over the past month. The Pirates had a representative in every age group of the competition, from under-12s through to seniors, with a staggering seven of their under-12s players filling almost half of the Dandenong Baseball League’s under-12s side. The championships were held over several weekends and played in Mildura (under-12s), Morwell (under-16s and under-18s) and Geelong (seniors). Mornington Pirates Baseball Club president Matt Hardie said it was an amazing achievement for the juniors and a great feeling for the club to have so many players competing. “At the beginning of the year we

senior players coming to training has been of real benefit to their juniors. “You’re only as strong as your juniors, and having the seniors there at training I think has definitely helped them improve their skills,” he said. “This is probably the biggest representation that our club has had, that I can remember. “They all love baseball to begin with, but they all absolutely loved playing rep and the extra competitiveness that came with it.”

Aiming high: Mornington Pirates have seven of the 15 baseballers playing in the under-12s Dandenong League state team. Picture: Supplied

Speedy Pippie impresses in town PROMISING filly, Pippie, has more than exceeded expectations of trainer Chris Meagher after taking the step up to metropolitan grade on Saturday 4 August. Following Pippie’s dominant five length maiden win at Cranbourne on Thursday 5 July, Meagher decided to test the three-year-old filly against a handy field at Moonee Valley, which included five last start winners. Meagher thought that off her debut victory, she would be able to make the step up in class, with a top three finish being the “pass mark”. “She won exceptionally well at her first start so we wanted to see how she would handle the step up to that grade,” he said. “Going off that first run we thought she’d measure up but to run second it showed that she is well above average. “I thought it was a very good run.” Pippie was slow out of the barriers, as Meagher had expected, and was caught wide for the majority of the race which Meagher believes would have taken away from her finish. “She drew a sticky gate and while she took up a forward position at her first start we thought she’d be a bit tardy out,” he said.

“The winner (Multaja) sat behind us and took over down the straight and raced away, and while I don’t think we could have beaten it, we could have finished closer to it. “Noel [Callow] got off her after the race and said that ‘she’s the real deal’, so there looks to be positive signs ahead.” The daughter of Written Tycoon is likely to return to the races this Saturday 18 August in the Group Three Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield, depending on how she pulls up from her last run. “She’ll gallop on Wednesday with [Ben] Melham aboard and if all is going well then we’ll be back at the races Saturday,” he said. “I’d be surprised if she wasn’t there as she’s pulled up exceptionally well, but the gallop will tell us more.”. Ben Triandafillou

Zippy Pippie: Chris Meagher trained filly, Pippie, wins on debut by five lengths. Picture: Supplied



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Gulls, Steelers clash in semi-final series BASKETBALL

By Ben Triandafillou THE Western Port Steelers will take on top-ranked side, Chelsea Gulls, in the semi-final series of the division one Big V competition on Saturday 11 August. Both of the Mornington Peninsula sides come into the best-of-three series in hot form, with the Gulls winning their past 14 matches and the Steelers having won 10 of their last 11 games. While the Gulls enjoyed a bye through the opening round of the finals, the Steelers faced, and convincingly defeated the Warrnambool Seahawks (97-71) by 26 points at home. The Steelers look to continue their winning momentum into their next home game against the Gulls, before heading to the Gulls’ home for the remaining two matches. Western Port Steelers basketball operations manager, Tyler Molloy, said he was looking forward to seeing “two of the most inform teams” in the league battle it out in the semi’s. “It’s just a shame we couldn’t face them in the grand final,” Molloy said. “We’re pretty confident heading into the match. Hopefully we can make the most of our home game and kick off the series with a 1-0 start and put the pressure back on them.” The sides have faced each other twice, with the Gulls getting the upper-hand on both occasions. How-

ever, both games were played in the first half of the season and Molloy said the sides have “changed a fair bit since then”. Chelsea Gulls head coach Peter Caspersz is still confident his side can take the semi-final series. “Finishing on top [of the ladder] and having lost just the three games for the season, you’d have to have confidence heading into the game,” he said. “But, in saying that we’ve got to be wary of them and stay on our toes.” Caspersz said that while they did have a bye through the opening round, they certainly didn’t rest. “Instead of playing like usual we had another training session on the Saturday and while we could have used it to rest, I think if we needed rest before the finals then it could be a bit worrying,” he said. “I think they’re all feeling great and when I offered the Saturday training, they all jumped at it.” The Southern Sharks women’s championship side also made their way into the semi-finals after turning around their three-point loss to Hume City Broncos in round 17, and defeating them in the opening round of finals by six points (90-84). Southern Peninsula Sharks basketball operations manager Lucas Allen said that “they got the deserved win at a time which is quite important”. The Sharks will now face Waverly Falcons who have lost their last two games to the Hume City Broncos (70-78), and the Sunbury Jets (6174) in the opening round of finals.

“They’re prepared for them and by no means intimated,” Allen said. “They definitely have an opportunity against them and everyone from the club has jumped behind them, so I’m sure there’ll be a strong crowd supporting them.” The Sharks’ division two men’s side weren’t as fortunate in their finals match against the Melton Thoroughbreds, again suffering a narrow three-point loss. Allen said that it was just the “little things” that cost them the game. “We missed 11 free throws and lost by three points,” he said. “That was the difference in the game.” “It all just adds up to the bigger picture and it’s those things that cost you.” Allen said the Sharks are now getting behind their women’s team and will start to prepare for their upcoming season shortly.

Flying high: Corey Standerfer continues the Chelsea Gulls’ charge through the Big V finals series. Picture: Big V

Waves’ finals dreams all but over NETBALL

By Ben Triandafillou HOPE OF finals isn’t completely lost for the Peninsula Waves under-19s side despite losing their fourth place on the ladder to fifth ranked City West Falcons on Wednesday 8 August. In their second last round of the normal season, the Waves lost to the Falcons (49-56) by seven goals as they tried to keep their finals dreams alive. While the Falcons gained the crucial points needed to jump into fourth place, they’ll still need to score a victory over second-placed DC North East Blaze in round 18 to ensure that the Waves can’t reclaim their top four position. The Waves will also have to score a win over the 10th placed Melbourne University Lightning in the final round of the season in order to progress to the semi-finals on Wednesday 22 August. While the rest of the Waves and Southern Saints sides are unable to make the finals, there were still some positive signs for both clubs on Wednesday night. In the championship game, the Waves competed in a hot contest against the City West Falcons but were eventually worn down as the Falcons (48-73) continue to fight for the final spot in the semis. Victorian Fury teammates Jacqui Newton and Rahni Samason went head to head against each other, while former shooter Maddie Morrison was faced with the tough task of defending Falcons’ star goaler Jane Cook. Morrison gained three consecutive intercepts against Cook, despite the shooter’s noticeable height advantage. However, the Falcons came back fighting as Cook singlehandedly scored 21 goals for the Falcons in the final quarter. Waves Shooter, Rahni Samason, was also called up to play for the Melbourne Vixens in the Suncorp Super Netball League two weeks ago. The young netballer was filling in for Vixen’s shooter, Mwai Kumwenda, who tore her ACL the week prior.

For the Southern Saints championship side, they competed in an exciting game against the Geelong Cougars and despite the known strength of the Geelong lineup, the Southern Saints weren’t intimidated and forced the Cougars to fight for possession throughout the game. The Cougars eventually claimed a 13-goal victory (66-53) over the young Southern Saints side. In division one, Peninsula Waves are determined to finish their season on a high, defeating City West Falcons by a convincing 18 goals (55-37). The Waves took a 12-goal lead after just one quarter and continued to flaunt their improvement through the season. Waves captain Bridgette Barry Murphy was thrilled with her team’s performance, and said that it was great to be able to “put everything together and flow well” throughout the game. For the Southern Saints division one side, the 2017 premiers Geelong Cougars were too strong in the mid-section of the match and claimed the victory by eight-goals (54-46). The Southern Saints were able to control the court in the first quarter and lead the Cougars by three goals at quarter time but the Cougars quickly made amends for their slow start. The Southern Saints remained consistent throughout the game and managed to match the Cougars’ 14 goals in the final quarter. For the Southern Saints under-19s side, they suffered a 20-goal loss (56-36) to the reigning premiers, Geelong Cougars, who are looking to make it back to back premierships, but had Melissa Webster back on court after sustaining an injury earlier this year. The division one and championship sides for the Peninsula Waves, and the senior sides for the Southern Saints will compete in their final game for the season on Wednesday night while the under-19s Peninsula Waves team will attempt to jump back into fourth place. Peninsula Waves will verse Melbourne University Lightning while the Southern Saints will face the Selkirk Sovereigns. Southern Peninsula News

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Upgrade to 1.6T AWD for only $1000 more!

Accent Sport AUTO from $16,990 drive away B

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With the MY19 Tucson available for immediate delivery, we have great runout Tucson deals!

TUCSON Active X AUTO $29,990 drive away

i30 from

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All cars must be ordered & delivered between 1st August 2018 and 31st August 2018. A. $26,990 drive away price applies to Kona Active 2.0 Petrol Automatic model with non-metallic paint. B. $16,990 drive away price applies to Accent Sport 1.6 Petrol Automatic model with non-metallic paint. C. $20,990 drive away price applies to i30 Go 2.0 Petrol Manual model with non-metallic paint. ^Wireless charging requires a Qi-enabled smartphone or adapter in order to operate. *Factory bonus of stated value applies to all new and demo i30 models excluding i30 Trophy and i30N and to all new and demo Tucson Active Petrol models. Drive away price includes the recommended retail price, 12 months registration, compulsory third party insurance, dealer delivery charge and stamp duty. Offer valid whilst stocks last and excludes govt, fleet and rental buyers. Hyundai reserves the right to change, supersede or extend these offers at its discretion. Metallic and Mica paint are optional extras and are an additional cost. See Mornington Hyundai for details. i30 winner of 2017 Car Sales Best Family Car Under $30K ($30K is not a drive away price). LMCT 11270 Southern Peninsula News

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Holden’s first GMC vehicle on the horizon WHEN the all-new, Acadia premium SUV launches later this year, it will be the first time Holden has offered a GMC-based product in its line-up and a further sign Holden is committed to choosing the very best vehicles from General Motors’ (GM) world-class global product portfolio. A stand-out brand from the GM stable exuding quality and a premium approach, GMC is instantly recognizable and comes with a reputation second to none. Among the many awards to come GMC’s way, it recently won Kelley Blue Book’s 2017 Brand Image Award for Most Refined Brand today. It’s the fourth year in a row GMC has earned the award, as it continues to earn praise for its premium vehicles. But it’s GMC’s premium SUV, Acadia, where Holden is focused. Acadia boasts all the American presence and swagger you’d expect from a large SUV developed by GMC but, importantly, has had Holden input from early on. More than a high-tech, seven-seat SUV, Acadia represents another Australian-US partnership, emphasising the close links between Holden and its parent company. Holden has already leveraged its strong relationship with its parent, GM, having announced a $16 million investment in the Lang Lang Proving Ground facilities, a further $150 million in dealership upgrades and, recently, the launch of Holden Financial Services. Acadia is the just the latest benefit Holden is reaping as being a part of GM, however it’s not all one-way traffic as Holden continues to have significant influence in North America.


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Holden continues to support its North American parent with engineering programs spanning Advanced Vehicle Design (AVD), emissions testing and multi-brand powertrain calibration. There’s also GM Design, with the Australian team collaborating with North American, and other global counterparts, to propel GM design into the next chapter; winning multiple

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awards along the way, in the case of Buick Avenir. Finally, there’s the Holden alumni making waves in the U.S. and, having experienced the Acadia up close and personal, they’re confident it will suit Australian tastes perfectly. Phil Brook has a unique vantage point on both the GMC and Holden brands. Having risen through the ranks

at Holden, Mr Brook is another example of the global GM talent exported from Holden HQ, as he now holds the position of Vice President – Buick and GMC Marketing. Mr Brook has no doubt the Acadia will strike a chord with Australian customers: “Australians, as with customers around the world, are choosing to drive more SUVs every year. Attracted

by the size and space, ride height and the extensive list of comfort, safety and technology features, SUVs are a reflection of people’s lifestyles,” said Mr Brook. “Nobody does SUVs better than General Motors and GMC. Acadia ticks all the boxes and more. It’s proved very popular here in the US and will be a perfect fit in Australia, too. It has a premium feel, outstanding quality, a strong road presence, plenty of cutting-edge technology and enough room for seven adults. It’s a fantastic all-rounder.” While Acadia is unashamedly American in its design, its performance and driving persona has that signature Holden feel thanks to local engineering input. Using lessons learned from recent Commodore and Colorado programs, Holden engineers have focused on delivering the direct steering and composed ride that resonates with Australians. Adding to early local engineering work, Holden is also putting vehicles through real-world testing up until launch later this year. Using a fleet of 14 vehicles to accumulate a share of 1.5 million testing kilometres, Holden is ensuring Acadia passes the family test and can handle everyday Aussie life with ease – think tram tracks, stop/ start traffic, constantly changing speed zones, weekly grocery shops and taking the kids to footy practice on the weekend. Acadia is set to go on-sale at Holden dealerships across Australia in Q4, 2018.

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