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Poets unite THOSE of a literary bent are encouraged to join the Poetry People group. Rosebud resident Theresa O’Dea and friend Eddie Dalton (pictured) are poets who want to share the joy of the written word with fellow literary buffs. Ms O’Dea is an author and poet who previously ran the Poet’s Corner in Mornington in the mid-1990s. She has won many awards for her poetry and was nominated as the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s citizen of the year in 2012. Mr Dalton is a renowned bush poet who has “been around the circuit”, according to Ms O’Dea. The duo said they are keen to encourage younger people to attend poetry group meetings which will be held once a month at Rosebud Library. “We’re getting older and need to pass the joy of poetry on to the next generation,” Ms O’Dea said. The group will discuss and read poetry out aloud and attendees can listen, read their own word to the group or their favourite works by other poets. The first Poetry People meeting will be held on Saturday 10 May at 2pm4pm at Rosebud Library Contact Eddie Dalton on 0401 860 656 or Theresa O’Dea on 0416 866 699.

Peninsula beach shame By Chris Brennan PEARSES Beach at Blairgowrie has been named Victoria’s dirtiest beach following an extensive survey of Australia’s coastline. The CSIRO study found the remote peninsula beach was proportionately more rubbish-strewn than any other coastal beach in the state. Researchers spent two years counting items of rubbish along the entire Australian coastline and found that remote and hard-to-access beaches were often the country’s dirtiest, rather than those closer to heavily populated areas.

Pearses Beach was typical of those findings, with the secluded sandy beach on the Bass Strait side of the peninsula being accessible only via a walking track from a car park at the end of Pearse Rd. The beach, which is often referred to as Pearses Rd Beach, made headlines late last year when a 20-year-old international student disappeared in rough surf off rocks after jumping in to rescue a friend. His body was never recovered. The CSIRO study identified the country’s most polluted beach as Border Village, an isolated stretch of sand

on the coast between South Australia and Western Australia. Lead researcher Dr Denise Hardesty said ocean current data suggested the majority of the massive amount of rubbish found along Australia’s coastline originated from land-based sources. “In general, most of what we find is from us,” Dr Hardesty said. “No matter how remote you are, how close you are to an urban city, we leave our litter everywhere.” The CSIRO study estimates more than 150 million pieces of rubbish litter Australia’s sand and shores. The most common pollutant found was plastic,

including bottles, bags and containers. About 80 per cent of the rubbish was identified as coming from land-based sources, with the remainder being associated with the fishing industry, such as discarded fishing lines and nets. Of particular concern was the vast number of smaller items of pollutants such as lighters, lids and cigarette butts, as well as micro plastics such as pre-production pellets, which are often mistakenly consumed by fish and birds. “We open turtles that have died and see that they’re jammed full of plastics,” Dr Hardesty said.



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Plans keep up with the past

Shire to review waste strategy

WHILE Sorrento Museum might be filled with artifacts and historical records, it also has a plan for the future. The first stage of a master plan drawn up last year by museum consultants Euan McGillivray and Martin Lilford, involves creating storage space to “rest” artefacts and upgrade displays using multimedia and display panels. “This will improve our interpretation of the important local stories – the Boon Wurrung people, the first European settlement on Port Phillip in 1803, the shipwrecks, the beach and holiday culture,” Nepean Historical Society secretary Joy Kitch said. “Expanded work areas for our volunteers and a theatrette and research area for visitors are also planned.” Ms Kitch said the museum was working with Mornington Peninsula Shire to pay for “these big ideas”. The museum is based in the limestone Mechanics’ Institute building on Melbourne Rd, Sorrento, near Watts Cottage beside the roundabout and Heritage gardens. The historical society, which runs the museum, was formed in March 1965, “committed to preserving and protecting the heritage of the Nepean Peninsula including Blairgowrie, Sorrento, Portsea and surrounding waters”. In 1967 the museum opened in the then Shire of Flinders-owned Mechanic’s Institute with a heritage gallery added in 1994. “Those early members were far sighted and so hard working. They set up the valuable and still growing

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council is undertaking a review of its waste management strategy and is seeking residents’ views on strategies to enhance sustainable practices, such as recycling and alternatives to landfill. The shire is mulling a number of issues, including new services such as an organics kerbside collection for kitchen and garden waste. More than 47 per cent of the waste currently found in the average Mornington Peninsula household rubbish bin is made up of food and garden waste. Other issues include the potential introduction of a weekly recycling service over summer, the effectiveness of the waste voucher system, possible extension of the “no charge” green waste drop off weekends, and the future management of landfill waste. The mayor, Cr Antonella Celi, said the shire wanted to know how residents disposed of rubbish, what there recycling habits are, how they used the resource recovery centres, and what they think about alternatives to landfill. “With the Shire’s overall vision to move towards zero waste to landfill, there are a number of opportunities for the community to get involved in the review process,” Cr Celi said. “This is an opportunity for our community to have a say on the future of waste management within the shire and help guide council to make sustainable decisions for the future.” Residents can take part in an online forum at www.yoursay.mornpen. or attend a community engagement forum (book by emailing or telephoning 5950 1257).

collection and display of wonderful artefacts and archives of important documents, maps and photos,” Ms Kitch said. Volunteers who run the museum help answer research inquiries write history-themed monographs, such as the recent one by John Alexander on limestone. They conduct group tours for schools and organisations like Probus, run special events and commemorations such as family fun days. “In June the intriguing travelling suitcases exhibition from other local historical societies will be launched at Sorrento,” Ms Kitch said. “There are many ways you can become involved at Sorrento Museum – come to hear a speaker on the first Friday evening each month, bring your Probus group for a visit, become a volunteer and assist with opening the museum on a weekend or help with the archives and displays or work on a street stall.” For details about the museum, arrange a group visit or to become a volunteer call 5984 0255, email or visit The museum opens 1.30pm-4.30pm on weekends.

Marking time: Period dressed Sorrento Museum volunteers Bergliot Dallas, Rhonda Fitzjohn and Van Stieglbauer pause to reflect on the past with a plastic package-preserved coffee and a digital camera.

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Migrants’ view in images from the past

Fire permits THE declared fire danger period for the Mornington Peninsula ended on Monday. However, burning in the open air is still restricted and subject to permits issued by Mornington Peninsula Shire. Rules and restrictions relating to burning off are contained in the shire’s Open Air Burning Local Law at Permits are required for open air burning, including incinerators but not barbecues, on land of 1500 square metres or less. For land over 1500 square metres and less than 40,000 square metres fires can only be lit without a permit 9am-4pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Separate restrictions apply to larger landholdings. Although the ban has been lifted, Trevor Owen of the CFA also urged property owners to check local bylaws before lighting a fire. He said neighbours and the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, 1800 668 511, should be told so brigades would not be called out unnecessarily Fire Ready kits and household bushfire self-assessment forms are on the CFA’s website or call 1800 240 667. A report in The News of 8 April incorrectly stated that the fire danger period had ended that week.

AN exhibition of work by Minela Krupic is an unusual and sometimes eerie collection of images representing the stories of migrants quarantined at Point Nepean. Palimpsest takes its name from a manuscript from which the text has been scraped or washed off so that it can be used again. Krupic, who arrived in Australia as a refugee from war torn Bosnia in 1997, uses print-making techniques on various materials such as paper and silk to explore the themes of memory and its fallibility through the manipulation of photographs and the degradation of the image. She studied painting at RMIT, won the 2012 Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize and recently graduated from printmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts. “It’s great to be supporting a program like this which encourages migrants and refugees to connect with nature in their new home country. Parks are not just great places for mental and physical relaxation, but also for artistic interpretation,” Parks Victoria acting manager community engagement Anthea Dee said Ms Dee said many refugees “have a strong cultural connection to Point Nepean National Park, given it was the site for the historic quarantine station that many people came through and experienced during its operation from the 1850s to the late 1970s.” Palimpsest by Minela Krupic is open 9am-5pm daily at Point Nepean National Park, Portsea, until Wednesday 30 April.

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Memories revived: Minela Krupic’s art uses old reflections to open doors into Point Nepean’s past. Picture: Yanni

Danger for council’s front line workers THE Australian Services Union wants new guidelines to protect the safety of council law enforcement workers. It says local laws officers and rangers face physical threats from people who are told they are breaking laws as well as attacks by dangerous dogs. Their work can be challenging and sometimes dangerous, creating serious occupational hazards among workers, according to ASU assistant secretary Richard Duffy. “Over recent years, the state government has expected councils to enforce many more state laws such as the new dangerous dog laws and restrictions on

smoking in public places,” he said. ASU members are employed in law enforcement across local government in roles such as park rangers, health officers, parking officers and animal management officers. “ASU members tell us that safety is a real concern, including some real horror stories that puts our members at risk, including situations which could become life threatening,” Mr Duffy said. “We hear stories of members who have been bitten by dangerous animals, have collapsed due to excessive heat or even workers who have been

stalked and physically assaulted. “No employee should be treated like this at work. “Police and emergency service workers wouldn’t put up with it, so why should our members? “The state government is increasing the amount of enforcement activities it expects of council, so some guidelines need to be quickly set in the interests of employees across all municipalities.” Mornington Peninsula Shire’s environment protection and community safety manager Claire Smith welcomed the opportunity for the issue of workplace safety to be publicised.

“The shire takes workplace safety seriously and has a number of measures in place to reduce the risk of violence, including training, safety protocols, and working in pairs,” Ms Smith said. There have been instances of hostility and violence towards employees of the shire and we welcome the opportunity to raise public awareness of this issue. “The shire encourages people to treat authorised officers with courtesy; the tasks they undertake are to enhance community safety, protect the environment and promote responsible behaviour.”

MORNINGTON Peninsula Regional Gallery director Jane Alexander will judge works entered in this year’s Mornington Peninsula Art Show. Held over Easter at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Rosebud, entrants include artists who regularly open their studios as part of the Peninsula Studio Trail. This art show began five years ago to improve the quality of art shown in local art exhibitions and attract artists who would not normally enter their works. Profits support the chaplaincy program at Rosebud Secondary College, which offers pastoral care to students and an outdoor education program. The outdoor education program works with year 7 leaders and youths at risk as well as holding twice-weekly breakfast clubs. Opening night at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud, is on Wednesday 16 April, from 7pm with tickets at the door for $20 or $15 prepaid at www. The show then opens 10am-5pm Thursday 17 April; 11am-5pm Friday 18 April; 10am-5pm Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April; 10am-2pm Monday 21 April.


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JILL Bygott and Judi McCrum were part of a busy team that set up the 10th annual teapot exhibition at The Studio @ Flinders Gallery. The exhibition will showcase over 100 teapots, both functional and sculptural, and will run until 4 May. Entry to the exhibition is free, and open daily from 10am to 5pm (closed Tuesday and Thursday). The gallery is located at 65 Cook Street, Flinders. Call 5989 0077. Picture: Cameron McCullough


There was to be a competition, open to recognised artists, judged by qualified judges, for a public sculpture to celebrate Flinders 150. Instead, someone has chosen someone who has submitted something— and we’re getting it! If this isn’t your idea of due process, write to the council now! For further information phone 0419 378889.


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Polly waffle hits the drawing board By Neil Walker SOME might say Australian politics has become farcical in recent years, with many voters disillusioned at the vapid adversarial posturing of politicians hell-bent on gaining power for power’s sake, without any conviction of what to do once they get into government. But the personal nature of much of what passes for political debate has been a boon for one group of interested observers – political cartoonists. Satirical looks at politicians from all parties have never been more popular, often summing up serious news events better than thousands of words can. Social media users now regularly pass on the best of these cartoons to thousands of others who may not have seen the political sketches in its original publication. Russ Radcliffe has been gathering the best political cartoons of the year to be compiled into the Best Australian Political Cartoons book, which has been published by Scribe Publications since 2004. He will visit the Mornington Peninsula later this month to discuss the latest edition. An exhibition of the best political cartoons from 2013, selected by Radcliffe, entitled Suppositories of Wisdom, is being hosted at Antipodes Gallery & Bookshop in Sorrento until Saturday 3 May. Radcliffe will give a talk on political cartooning and the events of last year on Saturday 19 April at the Sorrento bookshop.

Drawing the truth out: Editor Russ Radcliffe, compiler of the annual Best Australian Political Cartoons book, with a caricature of Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: Yanni

The title of the exhibition is a reference to Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s gaffe last year on the election campaign trail when he declared that no one politician could be “the suppository of all wisdom”. Radcliffe said he sees political cartoons as “an alternative and subversive pictorial history” that shed a light on political decisions and events. “The best political cartoons have a really good idea for a joke at a

powerful person’s expense at its core, and sum up yet also provide comment on a contemporary issue,” he said. “It’s a very powerful means of making people think about something important in a new way.” The exhibition and book features work by many of Australia’s most renowned cartoonists such as the Sydney Morning Herald’s Alan Moir, The Australian newspaper’s Bill Leak and Jon Kudelka, The Age’s Matt Golding and Judy Horacek.

Radcliffe is based in Richmond and had the idea to exhibit political cartoons at Antipodes Gallery & Bookshop since he is a regular customer there when he visits his mother who lives in Rye. “It’s a fantastic bookshop and it has a great gallery space,” he said. When asked to nominate his personal favourites, Radcliffe said he loves the work of The Australian Financial Review’s David Crowe whose “anarchic and highly-detailed images” are “absolutely wonderful”. “His work isn’t seen by a huge circulation since the AFR is aimed at the business circles niche so it’s good to give his work another outlet for publication,” Radcliffe said. He also nominated Alan Moir and The Age’s John Spooner as cartoonists he is always keen to see their take on political events. His favourite sketch of last year was the Sun-Herald’s Cathy Wilcox’s Walkley Award-winning effort lampooning the return of prime minister Kevin Rudd to Kirribilli House and ordering a cleaner to remove all traces of his predecessor, Julia Gillard. “It depicted Rudd as a ‘details freak’ obsessed with erasing any remnant of Gillard’s time at the helm after she was instrumental in disposing him from the prime ministership in the first instance,” Radcliffe said. “Sometimes, I don’t agree with the Walkleys judges’ choice but last year I thought they got it spot on.” Radcliffe said former Crikey cartoonist First Dog on the Moon

(also known as Andrew Marlton), had “a new style” that initially seems “childish” but is “completely original and never boring”. He said First Dog’s comic strip approach to political cartoons allowed him to expand on themes unlike other cartoonists who can be restricted by the genre’s one-panel format. First Dog on the Moon, also a Walkley award winner, was recently poached from Crikey by The Guardian newspaper’s Australian website. Radcliffe spent a decade at Scribe Publications as commissioning editor before heading out on his own to found his own publishing house, High Horse. He continues to compile the Best Australian Political Cartoons each year for Scribe. “High Horse publishes non-fiction travel books, political books, history and crime novels,” he said. “I’m always on the look out for good and original Australian writing talent”. The Best Australian Political Cartoons 2013 book is available to buy at all good bookstores. Cartoonists are paid royalties from the book’s sales and Radcliffe said it is a great way to own a record of the past year’s political events for future reference. Russ Radcliffe will give a talk on political cartooning at the Suppositories of Wisdom exhibition at Antipodes Gallery & Bookshop, 138 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento on Saturday 18 April at 2pm. Visit



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LIBRARY members who feel guilty about that overdue borrowed book can now wipe their debt clean and make a difference in the community. Mornington Peninsula Library Service will accept non-persishable food instead of library fines until Saturday 17 May as part of a Swap Your Food For Fines initiative aimed at encourage people back to the library and help those most in need at the same time. Shire mayor Antonella Celi said it was a winwin-win for the library, its members and the community. “The library gets overdue items back into the collection, members get to wipe the slate clean

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and those doing it tough within our community also get a helping hand,” Cr Celi said. Library members can donate items of non-perishable food in lieu of overdue fines by donating one food item for fines under $10, two food items for fines between $10-$20 and three food items for fines above $20. All donated food to Rosebud Library will be given to the Southern Peninsula Food for All volunteer group which provides emergency food relief on the southern peninsula. Visit Whats_On/News/food4fines or call Rosebud Library on 5950 1230 for further information. Southern Peninsula News 15 April 2014



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Bank backs ‘Angels on wheels’ WHEN Mrs Eileen Naylor’s husband died of cancer nearly two years ago, she was determined to do something to recognise the palliative care “angels on wheels” who looked after him at their Rye home. “These nurses were simply fabulous,” said Mrs Naylor. “In the four months that Martin had after being discharged from hospital they could not have done enough for him – everything from medicine management and being the contact point with the GP through to organising all the equipment, like pressure mattresses at our home.” “They were there 24/7 – even in the middle of the night we received instant phone advice from Royal District Nursing Service team – and this was followed up immediately with a visit the next morning. “I simply could not have done it without them.” When Mrs Naylor, who is a director and mem-

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P-plater injures elderly driver

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By Chris Brennan A 64-year-old woman from Mt Eliza was taken to hospital by ambulance after being cut free from the wreckage of her Mercedes Benz sedan following a crash in Baxter last week. The woman was waiting at traffic lights at the corner of Sages Rd and the Moorooduc Highway about 4.45pm on Wednesday when her car was struck in the side by a Toyota Land Cruiser driven by a 19-year-old P-plater from the southern peninsula. Police said the accident occurred when the Land Cruiser travelling north along the highway lost control after skidding in wet conditions as the driver attempted to brake at the traffic lights. “The lights had just changed to red and driver of the 4WD vehicle had braked but skidded and slid across the road into the sedan, which was stopped on Sages Rd at a red light,” police said. SES emergency crews were forced to cut out the driver’s side door to free the woman, who was the only occupant of the car. Her husband had been following in vehicle directly behind. She was taken to Frankston Hospital in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. The driver, who also lives on the Mornington Peninsula may face charges of careless driving. The accident comes as a new study reveals young drivers are more likely than other age groups to think the biggest road safety concerns for P-plate drivers are outside of their car, not in it Slater & Gordon motor vehicle accident lawyer Genevieve Henderson said the firm’s research of 2,000 Aus-

POLICE are clamping down on hoons under a new pilot program that will see the vehicles of offending drivers immobilised at their own homes instead of being impounded. Under the program, which will be trialled over the next six months, Victoria Police will be able to issue orders for vehicles to be immobilised at a private address. The immobilisation will be carried out by a third party provider within 10 days of the offence. Highway patrol officers who detect offences such as excessive speeding, repeat drink driving or disqualified driving, will be able to apply to have a vehicle immobilised using wheel clamps or steering locks. If police decide that immobilisation is unsuitable, then the vehicle will be impounded, as is the current practice. Road Policing commander Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said the pilot was being undertaken to determine if immobilisation was a viable, effective and sustainable alternative to impoundment. He said Victoria Police had always had the power to immobilise a vehicle under the Road Safety Act 1986, however recent legislative changes made it possible to outsource immobilisation to contractors. “Victoria Police impounded around 4600 vehicles last year and we are projecting a similar number of impounds this year,” he said. “We believe immobilisation will reduce our vehicle storage costs, but more importantly, it will alleviate officers having to wait around for tow trucks and get them back on the road.”


Slip, slide, crash: SES crews cut a 64-year-old woman free from the wreckage of her vehicle following a crash at the corner of Sages Rd and the Moorooduc Highway in Baxter about 4.45pm on Wednesday. Picture: Gary Sissons

tralians showed young people (aged 16 to 24 years) were less likely to identify factors inside the car as safety hazards for a probationary driver. These internal factors included talking on a phone while driving – 25 per cent of young people ranked this as the biggest danger facing P-platers compared to 40 per cent of all ages – their own speeding (22 per cent versus 29 per cent) and distracting passengers (14 per cent versus 17 per cent). Younger people also tended to underestimate the dangers to P-platers of drug driving and texting while driving, Ms Henderson said.

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“These results show that young people are still grappling with emerging issues like mobile phone use and driving while drugged and that our relevant road safety campaign messages or even the risks of penalties are yet to sink in,” she said. Ms Henderson said younger respondents tended to think many of the biggest risks to P-platers were outside the car, such as hoon drivers, other motorists driving dangerously, and being a victim of road rage. “What our findings suggest is that young people may be lacking selfawareness about their own actions

behind the wheel, with many of them believing that driving dangers are external to them and that other motorists are to blame. The sad fact is that Australia’s young drivers are over-represented in serious road crash statistics. They make up just 14 per cent of all licence holders, but are involved in about 25 per cent of serious incidents.” However, the study showed young people were far more concerned than other age groups about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. “This could be proof that our younger generations are heeding long running warnings around drink driving.”

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Time to set record straight on vinyl

Faith in store: Rosebud’s Reload Records owner Craig Breedlove (also known here as Mr Bungle) demonstrates another way vinyl is superior to CD and online music services by getting his sleeveface on. Picture: Yanni

estimated 80 per cent of sales were record sales against 20 per cent CD sales. Music labels — still referred to as record labels despite focusing most of their attention on CDs production in recent decades — have noticed the vinyl trend emerging and most new releases are now also issued on record, which was almost never the case even five years ago. Conspiracy theorists claim the music industry deliberately tried to “kill” the record when CDs were first launched in the 1980s, with many vinyl records

of that time pressed on cheaper thinner inferior-quality vinyl, but the records being produced now are 180 gram “heavy” vinyl remastered editions. An upswing in quality has led to an upswing in sales. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) said record sales doubled last year from a low base of about $1 million nationally to $2m, proving there is renewed life in the long thought “dead” format. Mr Breedlove is amazed that “a 1950s technology is basically better

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than a digital sound that hasn’t really been updated since 1984.” “We stock a lot of first and secondhand vinyl and a substantial CD back catalogue too, but I reckon we sell about 50 per cent of each on an average month — vinyl is generally cheaper too.” It’s all a bit of a spin out for the owner of Reload Records. Mr Breedlove worked as a warehouse manager overseeing the production of vinyl for independent Australian labels before buying the Reloads Records business

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in 1995. He lives in Rosebud West and commuted for several years before deciding to make the business move to the Mornington Peninsula. “Changing demographics made the move viable, with the area picking up and people having more money to spend,” he said. Limited-edition records are released by bands to support independent stores on Record Store Day but unfortunately demand is so great — most sell out in a matter of minutes on the day — none will be making their way to the peninsula this year. Mr Breedlove said he will offer discounts on some vinyl on the day and is always happy to chat to anyone thinking about taking their first steps into trying and buying records. Australian music legend Nick Cave has issued a rallying call to support independent record stores. A statement on the Record Store website declared: “Do yourself a tremendous favour and go to a record store today.” “The relatively mild exertion of getting off your fat, computer-shackled ass and venturing out to find the object of your desire, the thrill of moving through actual space and time, through row upon row of records, and the tactile ecstasy of fondling the quested treasure — all this will augment and enrich the mental associations the music invokes in you for the rest of your life.” Visit then unshackle yourself and head out to Shop 12, Rosebud Square, 1283 Point Nepean Rd. Call 5981 2533.

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By Neil Walker VINYL aficionados will celebrate and spread the word that the record is not dead on Saturday 19 April with Record Store Day set to be celebrated worldwide. The day sees record labels, bands and fans come together to celebrate the culture of the independent record store. The annual event began in 2008 and has steadily gained momentum as an resurgence in interest in vinyl records gathers pace. Online digital music services such as iTunes and Spotify have eaten away at the CDs sales market, but many music connoisseurs are returning to or turning to vinyl for the first time in a move to listen to music in the highestquality format possible in the form of an object that is ¬collectable and has a heft that makes it treasurable to an owner. Rosebud’s Reload Records owner Craig Breedlove has noticed the increasing popularity of vinyl in the past few years, almost in direct correlation to the decline in CDs sales, but said the humble platter “never really went away”. “We’ve always stocked vinyl here and have a loyal base of customers who never bought into the hype of digital sound,” he said. “There is no doubt vinyl sounds better than CD and the packaging is something that’s great to own and look at.” Mr Breedlove said younger people were now buying vinyl and in the month before Christmas last year he

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Detectives give the inside story DETECTIVES will next month reveal the inside story of some of Victoria’s most notorious crimes at a fundraiser for Frankston Hospital. Detectives who led the investigations will give details not covered by the media, showing crime scene photos, evidence gathered and details of police interviews. “Inside Story is a unique opportunity to look into real life police investigations. It is a great

way for the community to help raise funds for Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals, and enjoy a good night out,” founder of the Victorian Police Blue Ribbon Foundation peninsula branch and former police officer Darryl Nation said. Tickets are $35 are to individual events or $60 passes for two nights. The next Inside Story starts 7pm on 7 May at Frankston RSL, call 9775 5978 or email

Art for hospital: Studio Sorrento is holding an art show with the theme A Midsummer Night’s Dream to raise money for the Rosebud Hospital Appeal. The art show can be viewed over the Easter Weekend, 18-21 April at 823 Melbourne Rd., Sorrento. Proceeds will be used to improve facilities at the Rosebud Hospital and add to money being collected for a CT Scanner. Among the latest donations are $1000 from Jalna and $500 from the Rye Branch of Bendigo Bank. Picture: Yanni

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LETTERS Confusing state THE state Liberal government is very confusing with its inconsistencies on what is appropriate for the Rosebud foreshore. In 1997, Robert McClelland (then Planning Minister for the Kennett Government) put a spanner in the works when he disallowed a planned huge marina because he thought it was inappropriate. This development was coastal dependant. We now have Environment Minister Ryan Smith giving "in principle" support for a swimming complex, once again on the Rosebud foreshore. This development is not coast dependant. It's a bit like "Yes Minister"! John Cain, McCrae

Owners not dogs BRENDA Harding (Don’t Blame Dogs, The News 8/4/14) is misinformed. Dogs off-lead are a threat to hooded plover nests and chicks on our surf beaches. Natural predators like foxes, magpies and kestrels are a threat too (interestingly, motion cameras on nests have shown cats are not a big issue). On a surf beach with a hooded plover nest or chicks, dogs off-lead can be the tipping point to their survival. Sadly, we have witnessed what can happen when a dog chases a flightless chick. Early this year Friends of The Hooded Plover held a successful “dogs breakfast” at St Andrews Community Centre, where 40 people attended. We explained what measures needed to be taken so dog walkers can successfully co exist with hooded plovers. The group would be happy to meet Brenda and other members of 16th Beach Dog Walkers Club to explain how small changes in their behaviour and choices can dramatically change hooded plover survival. It is important not to approach nests or chicks, the disturbance could be fatal. Chicks are flightless for five weeks. Getting close enough to photograph chicks will disturb them and stress the guarding parent birds. If a chick is flushed out of hiding it becomes easily identifiable by its natural predators. Two nests were reported on 16th Beach this season. One nest was successful in producing two chicks. Unfortunately these chicks only survived a few days. On the Mornington Peninsula this breeding season, only one chick from 48 hatchlings survived to flying stage. The

peninsula has the largest concentration of hooded plovers with the worst chick survival. Please Brenda, do not think dogs are being blamed; it is their owners and the choices they make when on the surf beaches which needs to be modified. Diane Lewis, Friends of the Hooded Plover (Mornington Peninsula)

Family Life’s day YOUR article ‘Keeping up with Neighbours (The News 8/4/14) is incorrect. Neighbour Day 2014 was organised by Family Life not Communities That Care. Family Life is a community service organisation working with families, children and youth with priority to the most vulnerable in the community and guided by a whole of family approach. In 2013, Family Life opened the Family Life Community House in Tootgarook. To run Neighbour Day, Family Life received some funding from Department of Human Services and a grant from Mornington Peninsula Shire. Communities That Care (CTC) was one of about 30 service providers/local organisations/clubs which participated on Neighbour Day. I am writing to you to request that you print a correction (preferably on the front page of the The News) as to the fact that Family Life was responsible for conducting Neighbour Day this year and an article focusing on the work of Family Life and promoting the services provided in the recently opened community house at Tootgarook, is included in the following week's publication. The information for the article will be forwarded to you by Family Life next week. Elizabeth (Libby) Wilson, organiser, on behalf of Family Life, of Neighbour Day 2014 Editor: The article did not state that Neighbour Day was organised by Communities That Care and was based on a news release from Mornington Peninsula Shire. It said families attending were able to enjoy what was being offered by the Communities That Care program. The program ran a stall at Neighbour day. A paragraph edited out of the 350-word news release quoted the mayor, Cr Antonella Celi, acknowledging “the great work of the Neighbour Day at Tootgarook Primary School organising committee and Family Life”.

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Testing time for CEO as contract runs out COMMENT By David Harrison AS Gilbert and Sullivan put it in The Pirates of Penzance, the lot of a high-profile public official “is not a happy one”. The lot of policemen in that delightful comic opera is shared by chief executive officers, both in business and in local government. Dr Michael Kennedy’s lot has largely been a very happy one in his 15 or so years as CEO of Mornington Peninsula Shire. Councillors appointed him in 1999 and he has since been reappointed four times – sometimes amid controversy. Councillors – the “board of directors” who employ the CEO – must decide by mid-August whether to reappoint Dr Kennedy once more or to throw open his job by advertising it. Dr Kennedy could apply for a further term and may well be the best candidate. At the age of 61, Dr Kennedy would likely be happy to get one last term in the $340,000 ($6500 a week) job, to enhance a golden retirement. But opponents are gathering to stop that occurring. Many, including former councillor and retired state MP Robin Cooper, question Dr Kennedy’s recent performance and that of his organisation and say it is time to go to the market for a new CEO, with a view to re-energising the shire. They point to a series of shire actions and reactions that indicate new vigour is needed. Among the incidents raised are:  Rapidly rising shire rates;  Ever-rising shire debt;  The hasty and ill-explained purchase of Wannaeue Place land as a possible site for the Rosebud pool complex;

 The shire’s accusation of bias against the Victorian Electoral Commissioner over introducing the shire’s multi-member ward structure;  The abandonment of the shire’s waste management policy after the Pioneer quarry was rejected as a tip site. It is being argued that the brutal world of senior management requires the shire to test the market for talent. The Jeff Kennett-created local government structure is corporate, with councillors acting as a board of directors to whom the CEO is answerable. Fifteen years is an extraordinarily long stretch for a CEO, in either private or public enterprise. The median CEO tenure is less than five years, according to a study by consulting firm Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co). “Boards may now be inclined to appoint new CEOs [who are] more likely to bring fresh insights, different industry experience or even prior experience as a CEO to the role,” according to partner Varya Davidson, commenting on the 2012 ‘Australian CEO Succession Study’. While the study focused on private enterprise, its broad principles apply across the corporate entity spectrum. A 2013 Harvard Business Review article found that “when new executives are getting up to speed, they seek information in diverse ways”, from both external and internal sources. “This deepens their relationships with customers [ratepayers] and employees alike,” it said. “But as CEOs accumulate knowledge and become entrenched, they rely more on their internal networks for information ... Their attachment to the status quo makes them less responsive to vacillating consumer [ratepayer] preferences.” Boards – in the shire’s case, its council-

lors – “should be aware that long-tenured CEOs may be skilled at employee relations but less adept at responding to the marketplace; these leaders may be great motivators but weak strategists, unifying workers around a failing course of action, for example.” One of Dr Kennedy’s skills has been to retain strong relations with a majority of councillors – a slender but sufficient number to maintain an efficient working strategy. This is a classic “divide and conquer” or “divide and rule” tactic, practised by emperors and magnates since the days of Philip of Macedon. It is a powerful factor operating in Dr Kennedy’s favour. He has generally had support from six of the shire’s 11 councillors over his tenure. The six are led by David Gibb and Anne Shaw, the shire’s two veteran councillors. But reliance on this support has drawbacks. In the period leading to a councillor decision on whether to reappoint or to invite candidates for the CEO’s job, Dr Kennedy becomes somewhat of a “lame duck”, dependent on this group’s continuing support. His recent sudden departure for a fortnight’s overseas holiday, now extended by a week, was not formally discussed with all councillors. This may indicate that Dr Kennedy will not seek another term as CEO or is confident he has the numbers to be reappointed. To advertise or reappoint? Cr Celi told a questioner at a recent council meeting that councillors had not yet decided what course to take. Until they do, councillors and the community, including opponents of reappointment – and perhaps Dr Kennedy himself – await the their decision on the CEO.

Major milestone: Mayor Antonella Celi, Joseph Berton, Rosa Berton, Sunrise Supported Living general manager Gina Waldon and Amelia Berton celebrated Rosa’s 105th birthday at the Sunrise Supported Living retirement village in Dromana.

105 reasons to smile THE residents at Sunrise Supported Living in Dromana celebrated the birthday of 105-year-old Rosa Berton (nee Valentina) last month. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Antonella Celi visited Mrs Berton and joined all of the village residents for morning birthday tea to celebrate. Letters from the Queen, Prime Minister, Premier, Governor of Victoria and MPs Martin Dixon and Greg Hunt were read aloud to those present. Mrs Berton was born on 29 March 1909 in Italy. She worked at a textile factory making materials and blankets before being married by proxy to Gino Berton in August 1938. She arrived in Australia in January 1939 and she and her husband had four children over the years. Ossie (deceased) was born in 1939, Joseph arrived in 1941, Amelia was born in 1942 and Lillian completed their family in 1945. Mrs Berton and her family lived in Mildura for 16 years and worked as a dress maker from home where she could also look after the couple’s children. The family eventually moved to Melbourne. Sadly, Mr Berton passed away in 1994. Mrs Berton has lived at the Sunrise Supported Living village for the past ten years.

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By Neil Walker MUSIC lost one of its greats this month with the passing of composer, arranger and trumpeter Gil Askey at the age of 89. His name may not be as well known as some of the music legends he worked alongside, but his influence on their songs behind the scenes helped form the world-renowned Motown sound and launched some music greats’ careers into the stratosphere. Askey was born in Austin, Texas on 9 March 1925 and emigrated to Australia from the US in 1980. He made the Mornington Peninsula his home for the past few decades, and dedicated his later years to passing on lessons learned from his extensive music experience to future generations of musicians, teaching music at Woodleigh School in Langwarrin. The Washington Post described Askey as “one of the architects of the legendary Motown sound” in a 2004 interview with the soul and jazz music legend. He performed with many iconic musicians such as Mile Davies, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Count Basie. He also worked as a music director for several famous Motown acts including Diana Ross, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5 and Gladys Knight throughout the record label’s successful 1960s heyday. He continued working with Diana Ross in the 1970s and 1980s and was nominated for a Best Original Score Oscar for his production and arrangement of the Lady Sings The Blues movie soundtrack. The 1972 film was a biopic of Billie

Holiday and featured Diana Ross in her debut appearance as an actor. Askey told journalist George Negus in a 2004 interview broadcast on ABC TV that “music completely took over my life” from when he was “about seven, eight years old” after he saw Louis Armstrong perform for the first time. He left Austin when he was 17 to join the US Army Air Corps in 1944 and subsequently headed to university on a medical scholarship where he studied to become a doctor but dropped out to tune in after two years when the call of his first love music became too much to resist. He began to realise he had a flair for musical composition and arrangement when he enrolled at the Boston Conservatory of Music and then the Harnett National Music Studios in Manhattan. Askey’s professional music career began as a band member for several 1950s and 60s jazz bands and a move to Detroit brought him to the attention of Berry Gordy’s nascent Motown record label, where his exceptional composing talents quickly saw him became a vital part of Motown’s success. He was the in-studio composer and arranger of many of Motown’s mid to late-1960s hit singles and albums and was hired by Diana Ross as her musical director after she split from The Supremes in 1969. Askey also contributed in his own way to the disco boom in the 1970s, hopping genres to compose the smash hit Runaway Love for Linda Clifford. As he told George Negus in 2004: “It’s just music…people were dancing.” Askey moved to Australia from the US in 1980

Musician of note: Gil Askey memorable career took him from jazz to the studios of Motown and finally to share his knowledge with students from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Picture: Yanni

after he married his Australian wife, Ellen, who he first met at Festival Hall in 1973 while on tour in Melbourne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seven years later I married this lady and it changed my whole life,â&#x20AC;? he said. The married couple had a son, Eric, in 1982. A daughter, Emile, followed. Askey was still held in such high regard by

Motown in 1983 that he was hired to produce the US television special Motown: Yesterday, Today, Forever featuring performances from the likes of Lionel Ritchie, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Junior Walker, The Miracles and The Four Tops. Michael Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance of Billie Jean on the show featured the first public outing of his

famous Moonwalk dance. The reaction of the audience to the never before seen dance move was so enthusiastic, the taping of the show had to be stopped to allow them to regain their composure so filming of Jacksonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance could be completed. Askey retired from touring soon after the birth of his son and settled down in Melbourne and then the Mornington Peninsula. He returned to performing live in the early 1990s around Melbourne and its suburbs, often accompanied by Hammond player Paul Williamson as part of the The John Montesante Quintet. In 2010 he appeared as a guest team member on ABC TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music quiz show Spicks and Specks. Show host Adam Hills tweeted via Twitter upon hearing of Askeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death that he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a true musical legend, and a terrifically lovely manâ&#x20AC;?. Askey taught music at Langwarrinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Woodleigh School and was music director of the Peninsula Youth Music Society band for several years. Woodleigh School issued a message of condolence on Facebook: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our thoughts are with the family and friends of our great friend and teacher, Gil Askey, who passed away on Wednesday afternoon. Thanks for the tunes, the passion and fun.â&#x20AC;? A former student of Askey at Woodleigh School said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think of the first time he pointed to me [at age 15], smiled that smile of his and said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey guitar man! Play me the blues!â&#x20AC;?. Every time I walk on stage I play the way I do because of my time learning from Gil at Woodleigh.â&#x20AC;? Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and music critic Leonard Pitts Jr said Askeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1968 arrangement of the Christmas standard Silent Night for The Temptations as â&#x20AC;&#x153;spiritually, emotionallyâ&#x20AC;Ś transcendentâ&#x20AC;?. Askey will now â&#x20AC;&#x153;sleep in heavenly peace.â&#x20AC;? Gil Askey died on Wednesday 9 April at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife Ellen, son Eric, daughter Emile and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Four-year plan for better life MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire officially launched a four-year plan to make the Mornington Peninsula a â&#x20AC;&#x153;happier, healthier and more hopeful placeâ&#x20AC;?. The Health and Wellbeing Plan was launched at The Barn at The Briars, Mt Martha, with a traditional Welcome to Country by Dean Stewart, of the Boonwurrung Foundation and musical performances by Sherilyn Angel and youth rap group Foreign Souls. The launch featured a home harvest exchange where people could swap excess fresh produce and a market stall by Sister Works, a social enterprise that has brought women asylum seekers, refugees and migrants of non-English speaking backgrounds together to make and sell craft. In the afternoon community workshops focussed on fresh, local food systems with a 3000 acres presentation by Hannah Schwartz from Planisphere and a developing local food systems presentation by Kirsten Larsen from Melbourne University and Edible Enterprises. The mayor, Antonella Celi, described the plan as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;holistic document that promotes community inclusiveness based on sound evidence-based researchâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Together with the community, local services and other levels of government, the shire seeks to support and create opportunities and partnerships across the peninsula to facilitate healthy places and spaces, healthy lifestyle choices, active local communities, quality of life for all, and a sense of hope and belonging,â&#x20AC;? Cr Celi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health and Wellbeing plan will help guide the actions needed to develop the shire as a happier, healthier and more hopeful place for all.â&#x20AC;? Copies of the plan can be picked up from shire offices, local libraries or online at www.






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Petition brings asylum seekers ‘home’ to MPs By Neil Walker OUTRAGE at Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers will soon land at the doorsteps of Dunkley MP Bruce Billson and Flinders MP Greg Hunt with Amnesty International preparing to deliver a petition to both Liberal Party ministers demanding the federal government respond to a report on Manus Island the human rights group released late last year. The peninsula branch of Amnesty International has been collecting signatures for the petition at Mornington market in Main St for the past three Wednesdays. Amnesty International investigators visited the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea last year, describing conditions they saw there as “cruel and humiliating”. Amnesty International delivered the report entitled This is Breaking People to federal immigration minister Scott Morrison in December last year. The extensive report detailed “a host of human rights violations”, including a claim asylum seekers detained at Manus Island had access to just 500ml of drinking water per day, less than 10 per cent of the recommended 5 litres per day in “hot and humid conditions”. The report also stated toilet facilities at the detention centre often had no soap leading to outbreaks of preventable illnesses such as gastroenteritis. Amnesty International noted just one refugee sent to Manus Island had been resettled since June 2012 and concluded the Australian government’s regional resettlement program was “inhumane” since asylum seekers were given no timeline, no informa-

Strong signs: Amnesty International members Bernie Silva and Jodie Linz have been collecting petition signatures in Mornington. Picture: Yanni

tion and “no hope” about their bid for asylum. Mr Morrison responded to the report by stating offshore processing of asylum seekers was “here to stay” but “where improvements can be made and can be justified, they will be made”. Frankston resident Kevin Bain, a member of Amnesty International, who has been manning the group’s stall in Mornington with other volunteers each week, said more about 500

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year. PNG police continue to investigate allegations Mr Berati was murdered during riots at the centre. Mr Bain said it is not illegal to seek asylum from danger and condemned the federal government’s treatment of refugees as “brutal and barbaric”. “We want to show Bruce Billson and Greg Hunt that this is not just a Canberra-focused national issue,” he said. “There’s a lot of local opposition to the disgraceful way the Australian govern-

ment is treating asylum seekers on our behalf.” The petition, due to be delivered to Mr Billson and Mr Hunt within the next few weeks, expresses concern about the conditions for detainees at the Manus Island detention centre and asks Mr Morrison to “provide an update on the improvements” there since he said “justified” improvements would be made. The petition also called on the Australian government to urgently respond in full to all recommendations by Amnesty International in its This Is Breaking People report. Australian Stock Exchange-listed Transfield Services receives $61 million per month to run the Manus Island detention centre, which holds about 1300 asylum seekers. Mr Hunt, while in opposition in June 2012, said in parliament that the Manus Island detention centre should be “operated under Australian circumstances, with Australian cooperation, with Australian standards, and [protected] human rights conditions.” The federal government has said “strong border protection policies” had “saved lives at sea” and anyone who is found to be a refugee while detained in PNG will be resettled in that country, not Australia. Amnesty International’s annual report on human rights in PNG society in general last year stated: “the [PNG] government did little to address high rates of violence against women” and “police accountability remained a serious concern”. Visit for further details of the Amnesty International report.

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39 Woodside Avenue 1.00-1.30pm OBrien Real Estate 9781 6666 4/22 Sanders Road 1.00-1.30pm OBrien Real Estate 9781 6666 60 Cliff Road 1.00-1.30pm Community Real Estate 9708 8667 _________________________________________________________


4 Myna Court 11.00-11.30am OBrien Real Estate 9781 6666 _________________________________________________________


3b Cerberus Road OBrien Real Estate

12.00-12.30pm 9781 6666


Roger McMillan 0410 583 213


1/57 Marine Parade


Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________


3 Whittle Street 11.00-11.30am Century 21 Homeport 5979 3555 352 Stony Point Road 3.15-3.45pm Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________


26 The Bittern Boulevard 12.00-12.30pm Century 21 Homeport 5979 3555 _________________________________________________________

BALNARRING McMillan Real Estate 211B Pt Nepean Road, Dromana 5981 8181

13 Hurley Street 12.00-12.30pm Harcourts 5970 7333 _________________________________________________________


43 Kennedy Road 1.30-2.00pm Century 21 Homeport 5979 3555 _________________________________________________________


217 Gwenmarlin Road 2.00-3.00pm Roger MacMillan Real Estate 5981 8181 _________________________________________________________


30 Achuna Street 11.30-12.00pm Harcourts 5970 8000 97 Walkers Road 12.00-12.30pm OBrien Real Estate 9781 6666 _________________________________________________________


Shop 9 / 967-991 Point Nepean Road Rosebud. Phone 5986 3000

7/247 Dunns Road 10.00-10.30am Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188 34 Tallis Drive 11.45-12.15pm Bowman & Company 5975 6888 4/785 Esplanade 12.30-1.00pm Harcourts 5970 8000 30 Karina Street 1.00-1.30pm Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188 25 Weber Drive 12.45-1.15pm Bowman & Company 5975 6888 1 Tira Court 1.30-2.00pm Harcourts 5970 8000 42 Caversham Drive 2.30-3.00pm Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188 51 Bowman Drive 3.00-3.30pm Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188


27 Elspeth Circuit 11.00-11.30am Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188 33 Dickinson Grove 11.30-12.00pm Harcourts 5970 8000 3 Tangerine Court 12.15-12.45pm Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188 10 Elspeth Circuit 12.00-12.30pm Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188 2 Beethoven Court 1.00-1.30pm Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188 7/15 Dulnain Street 1.00-1.30pm Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188 6 Hedges Court 1.30-2.00pm Harcourts 5970 8000 5 Klarica Close 1.30-2.00pm Bowman & Company 5975 6888 9 Bayvista Close 2.30-3.00pm Harcourts 5970 8000 15 Hutson Way 4.00-4.30pm Blue Water Bay Real Estate 5976 1188 _________________________________________________________


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Buxton Portsea - Sorrento 109 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento Ph: 5984 4388 EMAIL:

Sam Crowder 0403 893 724


238 Dromana Parade 12.00-12.30pm Stockdale & Leggo 5987 3233 170 Dromana Parade 2.00-2.30pm Stockdale & Leggo 5987 3233 87 Palm Tree Drive 2.00-2.30pm Stockdale & Leggo 5987 3233 _________________________________________________________


5 Bellmare Avenue 12.00-12.30pm Stockdale & Leggo 5987 3233 28 Burns Close 12.30-1.00pm Bowman & Company 5975 6888 17 Seaview Parade 1.00-1.30pm Stockdale & Leggo 5987 3233 159 Palmerston Avenue 1.00-1.30pm Stockdale & Leggo 5987 3233 33 Corey Avenue 1.00-1.30pm Stockdale & Leggo 5987 3233 4 Rosalie Avenue 3.00-3.30pm Stockdale & Leggo 5987 3233 _________________________________________________________


25 Austin Avenue Stockdale & Leggo

2.00-2.30pm 5987 3233

Prentice Real Estate 2395 Point Nepean Road, Rye Ph: 5985 2351 EMAIL:

Adam Harlem 0447 841 000



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Community Real Estate 9708 8667 _________________________________________________________

Real Estate Alliance Pty. Ltd PO Box 106, Rosebud 5982 2850



Amazing features will impress THIS spectacular beachside home literally has it all, with one of the most comprehensive list of features you will find in any property. The striking sandstone facade has a rich, earthy tone that will generate plenty of excitement, while inside, the quality on display and the superb appointments will take your breath away. Sydney blue gum timber features throughout the living areas, with stylish downlights twinkling in the gleaming finish. A glamorous kitchen has a full compliment of appliances, including zip taps for instant boiling water and a five-burner gas oven. The adjoining dining area has a great outlook to one of three Merbau timber entertaining decks. The main bedroom has a lovely ensuite with his and hers vanities, and a walk-in wardrobe, while four more bedrooms share a main bathroom that features floor-to-ceiling porcelain tiles and rain-forest shower heads for the ultimate indulgence. There’s also a powder room for guests. The 936-square metre block has been expertly landscaped with a lush lawn area embraced by entertaining zones, and is kept nice and green by an timer-controlled irrigation system. An exposed aggregate driveway leads up to a double garage, with plenty of extra off-street parking in front. Complementing this perfect lifestyle home is the perfect lifestyle surroundings. From the upper balconies you can gaze in wonder at marvellous sunsets and listen to the crashing waves at Snatchers beach, less than 400 metres away. And for the ultimate peace of mind, there is still 30 months remaining on the builder’s warranty.

Address: Auction: Agency: Agent:

376 Dundas Street, RYE $949,000–$989,000 John Kennedy Real Estate, 2327 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 8800 Leah Pancic, 0421 700 749

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Contact John Kennedy 0401 984 842


Contact John Kennedy 0401 984 842








Style on high SET in a picturesque setting, this contemporary-styled family home offers spacious openplan living with a breathtaking outlook across Port Phillip Bay courtesy of the elevated 834 square metre block. All rooms are flooded with natural light as the home basks in a wonderful sunny aspect, all the more enjoyable from the large entertaining balcony. Some renovations to the home have been carried out, with polished floorboards throughout the kitchen and living areas a nice touch. There are three good-sized bedrooms, including the main bedroom with ensuite. A vast area downstairs features parking for four cars, however some of this space could be utilised for a fourth bedroom or rumpus room if required. Only minutes to the beaches and cafes of trendy McCrae this splendid home has great street appeal with a neatly paved driveway and well-established gardens. Address: Price: Agency: Agent:

25 Austin Avenue, McCRAE $599,000 plus Stockdale & Leggo, 197 Point Nepean Road, Dromana, 5987 3233 Anthony McDermott, 0403 161 125




LAUREN BRETT 0488 326 010







FOR SALE: $3.8 million+






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Rambling granite & bluestone residence on 50 acres, abutting Greens Bush National Park. Including 250sqm machinery shed, this grand stone residence measures approx. 38Sq, with numerous features like 3BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PDLQZLWKSULYDWHEDWKURRP GUHVVLQJURRPRIĂ&#x20AC;FH mudroom, gigantic country style kitchen featuring a FPZLGHLOYHJDVFRRNWRSDQGDQDWXUDOZRRGĂ&#x20AC;UHG bakers oven. This tranquil and delightful setting has a spring fed dam and ocean views

Contact: Roger McMillan 0410 583 213 Inspect: Easter Saturday 19th April 2.00-3.00pm

211B Point Nepean Road, Dromana. Phone 5981 8181

D L O S 7 Karadoc Street, DROMANA



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A FANTASTIC design with large open spaces and loads of natural light is just the start of this beautiful family home. Designed with an eye for entertaining, this amazing property offers open plan living with high ceilings and a charming open fire place. A formal lounge greets you at the grand entry with polished timber floors, and the main bedroom with walkin robe and ensuite is also in this front section of the home. A modern kitchen includes stone benchtops and a walk in pantry with an adjoining dining space. This area greatly benefits from the many windows and the glass doors that face each other, allowing for plenty of natural light and cooling cross breezes to stream in and create a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere underneath the soaring cathedral ceilings. Two more bedrooms share a luxurious main bathroom, and all have views up the hill to Arthurs Seat. A large study could be a fourth bedroom if required. Complete with side access for a boat or caravan, you are well prepared to enjoy this quality peninsula home to the full.

real estate section of the Southern Peninsula News, contact Jason Richardson on 0421 190 318 or

Address: 4 Hazeldene Way, ROSEBUD Price: $569,000 Agency: Flynn & Co. Real Estate, 9/967-991 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, 5986 3000

Family Owned & Operated Since 1946 RYE

5 Lewana Street


8 Vincent Street




277 Bayview Road






Bargain house hunters know when they are on to a good thing and at this price they will have to be quick. This cedar weatherboard home has 3BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, open plan lounge,dining & kitchen, sunny alfresco area, bathroom with bath, shower & vanity and separate toilet,and a double carport running the length of the home to a double garage at rear.

This much loved home is in immaculate condition and has a slightly retro feel with a 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style kitchen and mirrored paneled ZDOO7KHUHLVDLUFRQGLWLRQLQJDQGGXFWHGKHDWLQJĂ&#x20AC;RDWLQJĂ&#x20AC;RRU boards to the dining area and a soft neutral colour scheme throughout. The perfect weekender with a great backyard.

7DVWHIXOO\UHIXUELVKHGĆ?VÂżEURGZHOOLQJVLWXDWHGRQDSSUR[ 833m2 with detatched garage. Ideally suited to the investor or developer, there are 2BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, open plan lounge and dining with SROLVKHGWLPEHUĂ&#x20AC;RRUVDQGDLUFRQGLWLRQLQJ*DOOH\VW\OHNLWFKHQ has breakfast bar & stainless-steel cooking appliances.

Price: $325,000-$345,000 View: Contact: Victoria Burke 0421 706 625

Price: $329,000 View: Contact: Sam Crowder 0403 893 724

Price: $379,500 View: Contact: Michael Prentice 0417 369 235


5 Phyllis Parade


5 Marshall Street


21 Phyllis Parade




Classic beach house on the foreshore offering views from the back deck overlooking the valley. 834sqm block is home to a 3 bedroom timber clad property with ensuite and robes, open plan living area and kitchen, front and rear entertaining decks and main bathroom with separate toilet. Double carport with storage.

Just 150m to Bay Beach and walking track is this vacant allotment 1427m2. Complete with planning permit to sub-divide into two lots, and with approved architectural drawings for two residences the options here are endless. For those with larger families you could build a family compound for dual family living.

Perfect for permanent living or as a beach house getaway. The spacious interior provides great natural light to the open plan living area comprising of dining, kitchen with s/steel appliances, and a lounge. Also offers 4BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, master with FES & WIR with private access to the 4 person spa overlooking the rear garden.

Price: $489,500 View: Contact: Sam Crowder 0403 893 724

Price: $595,000 View: Contact: Michael Prentice 0417 369 235

Price: $675,000 - $695,000 View: Contact: Victoria Burke 0421 706 625

2395 Point Nepean Road, Rye.

Ph 5985 2351

78 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento. Ph 5984 4177

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197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888


Mount Martha

5 Klarica Close, Mount Martha This spectacular single-level four-bedroom, two-bathroom plus a study residence set on 780m2, approx, achieves the perfect balance of light, space, form and function in a sought-after family location. The accomplished floor-plan is comprehensively appointed with designer finishes from Jarrah floorboards to plantation shutters and an emphasis on free flowing living and alfresco entertaining. The 38 square home is designed for a large family with a gourmet stone kitchen and five excellent zoned living areas including a stunning retreat with bi-fold doors to the garden and a fitted Gold Class cinema room. Features a huge covered deck, double remote garage, stylish en suite and a workshop/studio.




Auction Saturday 10th May at 11.00am Inspect Saturday 1.30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;2.00pm Contact Deborah Quinn 0428 205 555 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103

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197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888


25 Weber Drive, Mornington The luxury of this two-storey three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom residence designed by Langford Jones is further elevated by its exceptional lifestyle position. At the forefront of contemporary design and stylish low-maintenance living, the impressive interior proportions are augmented by a fabulous undercover alfresco entertaining area with double glazed cafe doors, bay glimpses from the top-floor study, an elegant Caesarstone kitchen and two expansive living areas. The quality of the internal fit out is superb from the warm Blackbutt floorboards to the Caesarstone benchtops, exceptional storage solutions and double remote garage with internal access.



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Auction Price Guide Inspect Contact

Saturday 3rd May at 11.00am $550,000 plus buyers Saturday 12.45–1.15pm Deborah Quinn 0428 205 555 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103


34 Tallis Drive, Mornington The magic of a sought-after Beleura Hill setting adds to the overall excellence in this renovated, solid-brick threebedroom, 2.5 bathroom residence set on 880sqm, approx, with a solar-heated pool and children’s playground. Soaring cathedral ceilings, three living zones, designer finishes, a northern aspect, a balcony overlooking Tallis Reserve and an open fireplace all add to the outstanding family facilities on show. A gourmet stone kitchen with twin ovens, a stylish ensuite, a main spa bathroom and alfresco entertaining decks highlight the home’s quality and style. This family-wise home resides in a quiet tree-lined street close to schools, shops, Mornington golf course and stunning Mills beach.




Auction Price Guide Inspect Contact


Saturday 3rd May at 2.00pm $600,000 plus buyers Saturday 11.45–12.15pm Deborah Quinn 0428 205 555 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103




Autumn leaves

A superb finish

ENSCONCED behind a Cypress Hedge and a feature stone wall incorporating a security gate, this stylish rural retreat is on a picturesque 8096-square metres full of beautiful gum trees. At the end of a quiet country lane, this family home is well-designed with a lovely garden outlook from most windows. A double carport is under the roofline and from the grand entry the home stretches away revealing an expanse of floating timber floors and a pleasant neutral decor. There are two living areas, including space for formal dining, positioned on either side of an alfresco entertaining area. A formal lounge has a striking brick feature wall with gas heater and the central kitchen has a clean, functional look with stainless-steel appliances including a dishwasher and wall oven. There are three bedrooms, all with built-in robes, and the master bedroom has an ensuite with a spa bath. There is a second bathroom and a large laundry. A separate study could be a fourth bedroom if required. The boundary of the property is fully-fenced and other external improvements include a large machinery shed.

A LAW, rule or guideline, whatever your interpretation, in real estate one thing is clear. When you see an absolutely astounding property that you like, do your utmost to obtain it. This is sure to be the case for this incredible Seaford property, where come the fall of the hammer on auction day only one lucky buyer will be the beneficiary of the care and creativity that has been poured into this beachside treasure. Solidly built, with a pleasant neutral facade, the interior has been brilliantly refurbished, with a thoughtful and tasteful colour scheme mixed with bright splashes of colour. The well designed and versatile floor plan starts with a separate entry leading to a formal lounge and dining room, which would easily convert to a home office and kids’ rumpus room if required. An elegant kitchen has a large island breakfast bar with black granite benchtops that beautifully contrast against the Travertine tiles - that are also found in the bathroom, and stainless-steel appliances including a dishwasher and wall-oven.

Address: 24 Lefroy Lane, HASTINGS Price: $880,000 Agency: Satchwells Real Estate, 1/97 High Street, Hastings, 5979 1888 Agent: Don McKenzie, 0419 955 177

Address: Auction: Agency: Agent:

11 Newton Avenue, SEAFORD Saturday 10 May at 11am OBrien Real Estate Frankston, 1/474 Nepean Highway, Frankston, 9781 6666 Tania Domain, 0438 568 666

197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888


28 Burns Close, Dromana Picture this…postcard ever-changing water views with the mood of the bay unfolding in front of you and magnificent Mt Martha hill on show…all yours to enjoy every day of the year from this contemporary north-facing residence set on an exceptional 862m2 in a secluded cul-de-sac. Instantly relaxing and immediately inviting, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence with an in-ground heated pool has a calming holiday ambience and offers exceptional liveability. Brilliant bay views are showcased in the open plan air-conditioned living area and two bedrooms or soak in the atmosphere on the entertaining balcony. Adding to the excellence is a self-contained studio with a third bedroom, spa bathroom and kitchenette.





Auction Saturday 3rd May at 1.00pm Inspect Saturday 12.30–1.00pm Contact Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Luke McCoy 0467 321 322

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playtime STOCKED with an excellent variety of toy lines, this retail shop is ready for holiday trading. Established for 15 years, the business is located in a busy shopping complex with plenty of parking. There is no immediate opposition in the area, and trading hours are 9am to 5.30pm, six days per week. The store is fully monitored and has a rear storage area.

IN a prime corner location, this Chinese restaurant has seating for 60 diners and offers a full commercial kitchen with near new stove. The restaurant is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays and opens for lunch on other days from 11.45am to 3pm, and for dinners from 5.30pm to no later than 10.30pm. The premises are air-conditioned and the interior would benefit from a little freshening up.

Toy store, PAKENHAM Price: $100,000 plus SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Chinese restaurant, SOMERVILLE Price: $95,000 plus SAV (approx. $5000) Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Business Sales Specialists

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 EXERCISE STUDIO






URGENT SALE FRANKSTON - HUGE REDUCTION FRANKSTON SOUTH HOME BASED FRANKSTON 85 members includes 25-30 personal 6 cutting stations & 2 basins, sepaLarge shop & yard, Est about 40yrs. Suit personal trainer, 80 clients Manchester, homewares & gifts Well presented in good location, training, database of 1100 clients. rate wax & beauty room. Vendor is on database, no contracts, mainly sold to retailers by agents in each plenty of lease remaining for transfer. Outbuilding to house the feed, also Two consulting rooms both sub-let. cash. Opens 5 ½ days, new lease state, as well as to lavender farms in sells pet products, electrical fencing, willing to stay on for extended period. Easily managed with 2 staff plus Established 5 years, has detox sauna, Nail & beauty sub-let opportunities offered. Small change area, ample Australia & NZ. Large range of quality casual in busy season. Well equipped garden supplies. Trades 5 ½ days, reception area, beauty, massages. exist. Recently signed long lease. parking, 10 sessions $150 vendor ready to retire. Includes stock. Work from home with hours to commercial kitchen, walk in cool7 days various hours. 6WHDG\FDVKĂ&#x20AC;RZ stock, equipment & forklift. suit yourself. room, seats 16 inside & 8 outside. MORNINGTON


$75,000 + sav

$75,000 + sav






MORNINGTON Perfectly located in Main Stâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cafĂŠ strip. Fully renovated, CCTV, 4 change rooms, kitchen. Exclusive stock includes fashion, footwear, accessories & formal wear. 7 days NE 11am-5pm.



Licensed distributor of franchise products, est 25 years. Premises have 5 treatment rooms, good equipment, loyal customers. New lease offered.

$85,000 + sav negotiable SPORTSWEAR

ROSEBUD MORDIALLOC FOUNTAIN GATE Very well presented in corner One of 8 franchise shops, Well known franchise in busy plaza position, great outdoor seating for 12 shopping centre location. All natural ZLWKKHDY\IRRWWUDIÂżF6VKRZV yoghurt, gourmet salads, smoothies, and 12 inside. Trades 5 days 6am $12,000+ per week. New lease to 2.30pm, est 30 yrs. Currently fully juice, gelato, wraps etc. Illness forces available. Easy run with 1 fulltime and urgent sale and all offers will be managed, lots of equipment, huge 2 casual staff. Well presented. considered. potential!

COMMERCIAL UPHOLSTERY CARRUM DOWNS Manufacture and custom design of upholstered commercial furniture. Regular clients include noted designers. Long standing business, website. Large factory in good location, all assistance offered, vehicle included.

$90,000 + sav

$92,500 + sav





FRANKSTON Trading Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm in busy retail/commercial area. Established for many years and well patronised by shoppers & workers. If you want a busy, short working week, this is for you!




No competition in the area, 11,000 DVDs + games etc. Full computer system & 2600 database. Network buying group. Service focused, well priced & high quality.

1x30 power washer, 11 Speed Queen washers, 8 dryers. Air-con, monitored alarm, phone system. Automatic doors 7am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9.30pm. Attended Mon-Fri 8am-5pm and Sat 9am-12pm.

Commercial & residential cleaning, some garden maintenance. Work the hours you wish. 2001 Ford Econovan & 2005 Holden ute included in the asking price.

$110,000 + sav

$115,000 + sav







MOUNT ELIZA Boutique wear from newborns to 14 years. Clothing, footwear, accessories etc. Good position in renovated Centre, website inc, vendor assistance offered. Established 40 years. Managed by staff.

MORNINGTON Wholesale manufacturer supplying retail outlets locally and interstate, also direct sales from factory and online store website. Sales continue to strengthen, new equipment & building works done.

KARINGAL Captured market in high density residential area. Trades 6 nights, good equipment including coolroom and large double deck oven. Trades 6 days from 4.30pm. S52 shows $4125 per week turnover. Currently fully managed.

LANGWARRIN Italian pizza, pasta & Chinese menu. Drive thru with seating inside for 20, purpose built site with kids play room. Excellent reviews on website, online ordering available. TRIAL ON $12,000 pw T/O.


$137,000 + sav

$140,000 + sav

$230,000 + stock (approx. $3500)

$165,000 + sav

BUSINESS $175,000 FREEHOLD $415,000








Leading specialist with minimal competition, quality sleepwear & bodywear labels. Caters for all ages, ZHOOÂżWWHGRXWVKRSLQH[FHOOHQW position. Winter buying for 2014 already done. Excellent turnover, vendor moving interstate.



$189,000 + sav

Timber fencing, paling, screening, retaining walls etc. Average 10-14 jobs a week, regular customer demand. Vehicles inc, full training & handover period. Established 30+ years.

NOW $195,000 + sav

$235,000 + sav

$298,000 + sav

BUSINESS $350,000 + sav FREEHOLD $1.55 million + sav








CLAYTON Sublimated sportswear and uniforms, Australian based promotional products supply company. Trademark, quality control systems, factory/warehouse approx. 1000 sq m. New lease offered.



&DELQHWPDNLQJ VKRSÂżWWLQJ ZRUNVKRSZLWKRIÂżFHDQG showroom. 320 sqm. Main road location. Business also available @ $176,000 + sav.

Manufacture and retail sales of over 60 traditional European products. State of the art purpose built factory outlet, natural methods & recipes. Excellent equipment, new lease to be negotiated.

CHELSEA HEIGHTS Range of kitchen cabinets to commercial (builders etc) and private clients. Total package is full design service, removal of old cabinets, supply of new cabinets/bench tops, installation. High exposure premises.


Multi-cultural, large premises, great location. Groceries, fast food, eat-in, DVDs, money transfers etc. Bulk catering, has kitchen & delivery van. Excellent turnover DQGKXJHSURÂżWV

Complete service to meet all commercial and/or architectural requirements. Largest regional distributor for SCHOTT. Two locations, established 25 years, vendor retiring.

NOW $395,000 + sav

$400,000 + sav

$420,000 + gst

$550,000 + sav

$900,000 + sav

BUSINESS $1.2 million + sav FREEHOLD $1.2 million + gst


Huge potential for owner operator in this 5 day business. Covers all Victoria for cigarette units/machines. Established 1985. Freehold also available @ $420,000 + GST.

$176,000 + sav

Widely known designer wear in Main Street, established 25 years. Exclusive clothing labels, fashion parades, client nights. Vendor willing to stay on and manage if required.

NOW $95,000 + sav

NOW $100,000 + sav



$100,000 + sav

$90,000 + sav

$109,500 + sav

Accredited business, licensed for 25 children per day. Established 30 years, delightful premises in residential area. Can be managed, vendor willing to VWD\RQ*RRGSURÂżWV

Retail & wholesale to RSL. Mix, 10 acre property with 3 acres cut, scale machine ready for oven. bushland. Group lodge, cottages, EDJVĂ&#x20AC;RXUSZNJVPHDWSLHV communal laundry, play area, solar makes own cakes. Indoor/outdoor heated pool. seating on highway.

Tony Latessa: 0412 525 151

No. 1 REIV Accredited Business Agent in Victoria 33 years selling experience based on honesty and reliability REIV Business Brokers Committee Member

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Possums ring in breeding season PENINSULA residents are being asked to keep an eye out for fury neighbours, with ringtail possum breeding season starting this month and set to create plenty of extra activity and interaction with humans. The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife said now was the ideal time for people to catch a glimpse of ringtail possums, which are more timid than their larger brushtail cousins, while also helping minimise potential hazards. Foundation chief executive Susanna Bradshaw said it was important peninsula residents found out more about ringtails, which she described as “delightful” to watch. “Look out for ringtail possums at the moment as they are looking for mates and getting ready to bring some gorgeous babies into the world,” she said. “Once the young are born they will stay in mum’s pouch for four months until they’re big enough to ride around on their parents’ backs. She said ringtail males made great fathers. “They are the only possum dads who stick around and help mum raise the kiddies.” The more familiar possums that

can sound like “elephants trampling across your roof at night” were likely to be brushtail possums, not ringtails. “Ringtail possums are smaller and daintier than brushies. “They don’t tend to live in your roof like brushies sometimes do. Ringtails prefer to build themselves a cosy tree nest out of sticks, called a drey.” She said the tail and size set the two species apart, with a ringtail’s whitetipped tail being much thinner and less furry than those of brushies. “The ringtail’s prehensile tail can be used like an extra hand so don’t be surprised if you see one carrying sticks, bark or other nesting material curled up in its tail as it travels around. “You often see them doing deathdefying tightrope walks along powerlines. Unfortunately, if they touch two lines at once, they get zapped. If you ever see an injured possum, make sure you call your local wildlife carer.” Ms Bradshaw asked peninsula residents – especially gardeners whose prized flowers might suffer – to be tolerant of the increase in ringtail possum activity brought on by breeding season.

Possum magic: It’s breeding season for ringtail possums, so residents can expect to see and hear more activity. Picture: David Cook

and try to live with us side by side. “We’re not saying you have to just put up with their desire to nibble your flowers, you just need to be as smart as they are and come up with a solution that both parties will be happy with. We have a few tips that can help you deal with possum related issues.” Tips to follow if you have ringtail possums living near you include shining a light on plants you want to protect during the night, using commercial sprays that are harmless

“Seeing a baby possum poking its head out of mummy’s pouch or clinging to her back is a gorgeous image so remember that those noises in the night or a few missing flowers will all be worth it in a few months,” she said. “Ringtail possums sometimes get a bad rap for eating our favourite roses, but it’s important to understand these possums have had to adapt to urban life in order to survive. “As humans build on their habitats, they’ve had to find new food to eat

to bugs but leave a bitter smell and taste for possums, and keeping cats and dogs indoors at night to make sure they won’t be able to kill or injure ringtail possums. Australia’s Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife runs a free Backyard Buddies program that provides tips to make backyards inviting and safe for native animals. To join or for more information on ringtail possums, visit www. Chris Brennan

SES volunteer at centre of MH370 search By Chris Brennan CHELSEA SES volunteer Richard Jenner last week found himself at the centre of the biggest news story in the world after joining the official international search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Not only did the Parkdale dad take to the skies to scour the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast as part of an Australian Maritime Safety Authority-coordinated search team, but his efforts were also reported in a full-page story in one of China’s biggest-selling newspapers, the Beijing Mirror. Mr Jenner, 42, said it had been a “real privilege” to have been selected to take part in such an important mission and that he had been happy to share the experiences of his work as a volunteer in the search effort with the Chinese newspaper. But the father of two said he was disappointed his team had not been able to locate anything that might have helped solve the mystery and end the nightmare for the families of the 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board the missing Boeing 777 jetliner. Malaysian Airlines lost touch with Flight 370 on March 8 and there has been no sign of the plane or

Search mission: SES volunteer Richard Jenner.

the 239 people on board since. Internationally coordinated efforts to locate the aircraft have narrowed the search zone to a vast tract of ocean about 2500 kilometres south-west of Perth. “We would have loved to have been able to find

something out there to help provide answers for those poor families but unfortunately we didn’t,” he told The News. “It’s a big wide open patch of deep blue sea out there, 2500 kilometres off the West Australian coast, so it’s a difficult mission. But it was a real privilege to be given the opportunity to do something to help. Mr Jenner said he had been selected for the mission due to his training as an Australian Maritime Safety Authority air observer through the SES. “I was lucky enough to be selected for an AMSA training program so now I’m one of 25 people within Victoria available to conduct aerial searches,” he said. “This was my first operational callout, so it was an exciting opportunity. You get very short notice; you get the call and have to be ready to go pretty much straight away. He said the search effort had involved a team of eight AMSA-trained volunteers methodically scouring an allocated section of the ocean from an aeroplane for any visual clues. “We didn’t get any special insight into what may or may not have happened, we just had to utilize the skills we’d been taught and do the job we were assigned to the best of our ability. “Going by media reports, the theory seems to be

that the plane kept flying on auto pilot until it ran out of fuel and ended up somewhere in the Indian Ocean. “I really hope they do find it, so as to at least be able to bring some closure to the families.” Chelsea SES spokesman Phil Wall said Mr Jenner’s special mission showed just how diverse the demands on the unit could be and how wide the range of skills volunteers possessed were. “It’s not just about cleaning up the local area after storms,” Mr Wall said. “Chelsea SES has an unfaltering dedication to helping out communities all over the state and across the country. “Richard’s continuing our ‘Chelsea Everywhere’ tradition and we couldn’t be prouder.” Mr Wall said the Beijing Mirror had been especially interested in the role of the volunteer organisation in the international search mission and the deep sympathy Australians such as Mr Jenner had felt for the families of the missing passengers, most of whom were Chinese nationals. “Especially with Richard being a father, he felt a real connection with the families and the pain they must be going through not knowing what had happened. “We all just hope and pray for them that the mystery is solved and they can get some closure.”



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Saints could be marching out By Neil Walker FRANKSTON Council is “disappointed” at plans for St Kilda Football Club’s Seaford to abandon its training centre at Seaford. The club arrived at Seaford just four years ago under a lease that would see it stay at the $11 million state-of-theart training and administration facility at Belvedere Park until 2035. The Age revealed last week that the AFL, the state government, Cricket Victoria and MCC officials had talked about the Saints moving back to Junction Oval as part of a multi-million redevelopment of the ground in St Kilda. The return to a redeveloped Junction Oval, the Saints first home ground before moving to Moorabbin in 1965, would be a sentimental one for many of the team’s supporters but would hurt the club’s much-vaunted strategy to increase membership in the outer south east suburbs. If the Saints agreed to share Junction Oval with Cricket Victoria the AFL would be able to host games at the MCG in March, early in the footy season. The lack of availability of the MCG for footy games due to cricket matches at the stadium last month has been cited as a contributory factor to a drop in AFL attendance figures this year. Council spent about $4 million of ratepayers’ money as part of the 2008 deal to entice the Saints from their former training base at Moorabbin. The state government tipped in $3.45m, the AFL stumped up $2.55m and the football club chipped in $1.43m plus additional costs to get the club over the line.

Nick off? St Kilda FC captain Nick Riewoldt, pictured at a Saints By The Bay community day in Frankston last month, and his teammates could leave Seaford’s Belvedere Park (above right) to head back to the team’s orginal home ground at Junction Oval in St Kilda five years into the club’s 50-year lease agreement with Frankston Council.

Frankston mayor Darrel Taylor said council is “disappointed that this proposal [Junction Oval] was not discussed with us as a key stakeholder”. St Kilda said it had not been involved in the discussions about the Junction Oval redevelopment, but consultations with the AFL had included a Saints “presence” in any redevelopment there. A club statement said St Kilda had a “whole of bayside strategy”, including the use of facilities at Seaford and Moorabbin and “strong relationships with Frankston and Kingston city councils”. Saints players still train at Moorabbin at least once a month. Several Saints players have previously hinted they were unhappy at the

club’s commercial decision to force them to travel from Melbourne for Seaford training sessions. Team captain Nick Riewoldt led criticism of the move, telling Triple M radio last year that it was “sad” players had to train at Seaford. “Moorabbin holds a pretty special place, particularly in the senior players’ hearts, it was sad as a player to move down to Seaford,” he said. Riewoldt said he lived in South Melbourne so it was more convenient for him to drive the shorter distance to Moorabbin for training. The Saints opted for the Seaford switch from Moorabbin after a 42 years when Kingston Council refused to let the club move more than 80

poker machines from its social club to a proposed new venue in the same suburb. Frankston justified spending millions of dollar worth of ratepayers’ money to lure the Saints to Seaford by estimating the community would see more than $42.5m of “on-flow benefits” annually “once the Saints settle in Frankston”. Critics of the deal at the time, including some councillors, had argued the money could be better spent, saying council should not hand over a large sum of money to a professional AFL club when many community sports clubs were short of funds. Supporters of the deal said the elite Seaford sporting precinct would be open to community sports clubs. The

Seaford Tigers Cricket Club also uses the precinct as its base. However, council has not given up hope that St Kilda will honour its commitment to remain at Seaford until 2035. “We have signed a 50-year lease agreement with the St Kilda Football Club and have worked in partnership with the club to establish strong ties within our community,” Cr Taylor said. “We look forward to further developing our relationship with the St Kilda Football Club as they see out their remaining 45-year agreement with Frankston City Council.” St Kilda Wdeclined to comment further until more details of the Junction Oval redevelopment were known.

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Pedalling road safety on the peninsula By Alan Woollard, President, Bike Safe – Mornington Peninsula THE Bike Safe – Mornington Peninsula community group is a registered non-profit association that was started by local cyclists to advance bicycle safety on the roads in response to the increasing incidents involving cyclists and motorists on the Mornington Peninsula. Over the last two and a half years we have implemented public awareness campaigns designed to promote safer road behaviour by both cyclists and motorists. We gratefully acknowledge the support we have received from the Police. We have undertaken safety campaigns using trailer banners and billboards and we have also used advertisements on the back of buses on the Portsea to Frankston route over a five month period. Our most recent campaign has involved a series of advertisements in the Southern Peninsula News and Mornington News. We are hopeful that these have alerted the public to our “Share the Road” message. One area of particular concern for us is the issue of “dooring”. This occurs when a driver forgets to look for cyclists when opening a car door (both entering and exiting the vehicle). Statistics show that approximately 30% of accidents in Melbourne are caused by “dooring”. We would encourage car drivers to be aware of this and to take care when opening doors. The amount of traffic appearing on the roads over the holiday periods is increasing exponentially but unfortunately the infrastructure in regard to cycling safety remains static here on the Peninsula. It would seem that the only positive advancement for cycling safety on the Mornington Peninsula in the last five years has been in regard to the use of (green) coloured surface treatment in the bike lane in Rosebud.

Cupcakes raise cancer funds Just prior to Christmas, VicRoads used this treatment in six sections of the bike lane heading west from the Rosebud Hotel at Sixth Avenue to First Avenue, Rosebud. This method is used throughout Melbourne and the rest of the State, and has proven to be effective in bringing bike lanes to the attention of drivers. We are hopeful that this sort of positive action continues and is used elsewhere on the Peninsula. Unfortunately, the Peninsula seems to be getting left far behind the rest of Victoria on the issue of cycling safety. The Easter holiday period is one of the busiest times on the Mornington Peninsula and there will be extra cars and bicycles on the roads at this time. We are asking the public to SHARE THE ROAD and to please ride and drive with respect and courtesy.

THE Peninsula Homemaker Centre, part of the BB Retail Capital group of Homemaker Centres, partnered with Melanoma Institute Australia for a national fundraising campaign called “Bake, Don’t Sunbake,” last month. The one-day event twas held at 11 BBRC centres across Australia in an initiative to increase awareness of melanoma and raise much needed funds for early detection programs. Melanoma Institute Australia general manager Nicola Ware said: “Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world and is often referred to as ‘Australia’s cancer’, with more than 12,500 new cases diagnosed each year and the most common cancer in young Australians aged 15–39 years. Over 90 per cent of melanomas can be cured, if detected and treated early enough and this campaign is about raising the much needed funds to expand the reach of our message into the community about the importance of early detection, sun safety and annual skin checks.”

Peninsula Homemaker Centre manager Kate Parkinson said: “It was exciting to partner with Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), seeing our customers come down and support the cause by buying a cupcake and decorating it. Peninsula residents were amazing with their generous support with this fundraising event, raising close to $1,000. That’s a lot of cupcakes! It was also pleasing to see our retailers at Peninsula Home jump on board with their support by buying cupcakes. It was a great event that really drew the community together.” More than $16,000 was raised in total throughout the group of BBRC homemaker centres. Melanoma Institute Australia is the largest single tumour cancer center in Australia and a world leader in melanoma research, treatment and education. Headquartered at the Poche Centre in North Sydney, it is dedicated to preventing and curing melanoma. Visit for further information.

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Tyabb cool stores to open next week, archbishop to open new church Compiled by Matt Vowell From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 18 April 1914 THE official opening of the local cool stores will take place on Tuesday next, 21st inst. The opening ceremony will be performed by the Hon., The Minister of Agriculture (Mr W. Hutchison) at 11 a.m. Several other speakers are expected to be present, including Mr C. French, Government superintending engineer. Invitations have been extended to the majority of district residents, and a good attendance is anticipated. *** THE new Church is now nearing completion, and will be ready for the opening ceremony on 26th inst. The Archbishop of Melbourne will be in attendance on that day, and the event is being much looked forward to. *** REV. and Mrs Jackson, of Frankston, are at present enjoying a holiday at Donald. *** MR Harold Dial is at present undergoing an enforced holiday at Frankston, as the result of a broken rib, sustained by a fall in the engine room of his boat. *** A PLEASING function took place at Schultz’s Pier Hotel on Wednesday evening last, the occasion being wishing good-bye to SeniorConstable McCallum, who has been recently transferred from Frankston to Geelong. Mr H. Gamble occupied the chair, and spoke in highly complimentary terms of their guest, both as a police officer and a private citizen, and during his stay of 18

months in the district he had gained the respect and esteem of all. He had much pleasure in presenting Mr McCallum with a travelling bag and rug as a small memento of his stay in Frankston, and hoped that his family and himself would continue to enjoy good health and prosperity wherever they are stationed. The remarks of the chairman were heartily endorsed by all present, and “For he’s a jolly good fellow” was sung most lustily. Mr McCallum feelingly responded, and thanked them most sincerely for the kind remarks made about Mrs McCallum and himself, and also for their handsome presents. While doing his duty as a police officer conscientiously he always tried to do it in the least objectionable manner, and in the majority of cases he always found it best. His stay in Frankston had been a pleasant one, and he hoped when he had leisure to again visit them and renew old acquaintances. After an enjoyable hour had been spent the proceedings terminated with mutual good wishes and hearty hand shakes. *** THE hall at Seaford was crowded on Saturday evening last for the concert given by Mr J. H. Hopkins, in aid of the funds of the Church of England, and the financial results were more than satisfactory. A varied and interesting programme was very enthusiastically received. Mr J. H. Hopkins recited “My Lady’s Leap,” “The Vicar’s Presentation” and “How we played Julius Caesar” besides giving three or four encores. Mrs J. H. Hopkins gave “If we only knew” and “Mrs Bateson’s tea party,” also two child impersonations “The Goblins,”

and “The Missionary,” the latter being an encore. Songs were rendered

Mr Harold Dial is at present undergoing an enforced holiday at Frankston, as the result of a broken rib, sustatined by a fall in the engine room of his boat.

by the Missis Grose and L. Morgan, and Messrs L. R. and P. W. Hopkins. A humorous trio “Three Old Black Crows “ and a humorous sketch “The Mug,” were well received. *** AN attempt is being made to form a football club here this season. Surely it is not impossible, although the efforts put forward this last couple of years have failed. There is no doubt that there are enough young players living here, if they were all to join the club.

*** IT is with regret we record the death of an old and highly respected resident of Mornington, in the person of Mr Ernest William Schleeba, which took place at his late residence Queen street, Mornington, on Sunday last in his 69th year. The cause of death was dropsy of the heart. The late Mr Schleeba was born in Germany, and came to Australia 48 years ago and was a resident of Mornington for 31 years. In 1887 he took up his residence Frankston, and afterwards removed to the “Briars” at Osborne, and was in the employ of Mr Henry Miller for eleven years. He also was coach driving for Mr Tom Pope for several years and after Mr Pope retired from business he took out a carriers licence, and ran between Mornington and Frankston until the railway opened at Mornington. He continued his line of business at Mornington until four years ago, when he was laid up with his first illness, and he has been almost an invalid ever since. He leaves a widow and six sons and two daughters for whom the greatest sympathy is felt. The funeral which took place on Tuesday afternoon was largely attended. The Rev. Mr Sandiford and the Rev. Mr Butler spoke very feelingly at the grave. The remains wore interred in the Moorooduc Cemetery. The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Mr Summerland, of Mornington. *** THE weather during the Easter holidays was cold and windy. Except for occasional showers the rain still continues to hold off. Visitors to Dromana per the Ozone, on Good

Friday, had a most unpleasant voyage. The boat had great difficulty in getting in to the pier. After several attempts the captain was successful, and was greeted with cheers by the admiring crowd assembled. *** £50 HAS been allotted to the Dromana Hall from the Government grant to free libraries for building purposes: The Rev E. Rodda was tendered a farewell social in the hall on Saturday evening last. There was a large number present, including representatives from all denominations. Dr Weld occupied the chair. Songs and recitations were contributed by Miss Kidgell, and Messrs Rankine and Weber. The chairman, on behalf of the residents of Dromana, presented Mr Rodda with a purse of sovereigns, and Miss Katie Townsend, on behalf of the teachers and scholars of St Mark’s Sunday School, presented him with a framed picture. Mr R. Cairns spoke on behalf of the congregation at Rosebud, and Mr Weber expressed regret at the departure of Mr Rodda, on behalf of the Presbyterian Church Mr Rodda, in responding, spoke of the kind hospitality he had received from the members of the congregation during the 11 years he had been their minister. He expressed regret at leaving the district, but as he had arrived at the retiring age and was not in good health, he felt need of a rest. He would always visit his old friends when opportunity offered, and hoped the church would prosper under their new minister, who was a younger man. A coffee supper was served by the ladies, and all joined in singing “Auld Lang Syne.”

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Boneo Maze offers outdoor kids theatre and natural highs this Easter BONEO’S Maze and Mini Golf Centre welcomed well-known Peninsula family, the Wittingslow’s as it’s new owners 4 months ago, and with it a host of new fun holiday activities for families. This Easter, visitors to the Boneo Maze will enjoy outdoor activities to connect families, live roving theatre frivolity and a chance to explore the beautiful gardens and wetlands of one of the peninsula’s best kept secrets. The star of the holiday program on Sunday 20 April is a musical theatre adventure for children ready to go on a quest. With performances at 11am and 2pm “A Pocketful of Joy” takes kids on a mad-cap romp through the maze and gardens, with interactive storytelling, musical hilarity, singing puppets and kid humour. Creators Sausage Dog productions are also performing the play at this years Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The Easter Program from Good Friday 18 April until

Easter Monday 21 April offers Complimentary craft activities like basket making, Easter egg hunts, prizes, and a Mad Hatter’s inspired lunch-time tea -party. On Saturday 19 April, a special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will also happen, with a Special Mad hatters Lunch Box also available, and interactive performances at various times during the day; Included into the set Boneo Maze and Mini Golf admission price, The Maze’s new Adventure Zone also has kids stepping on to pedal boats and climbing walls, and springing from bungy tramps, zip lines and waterslides. There are no rules in the maze’s Family Garden it’s a case of create your own, or have fun revisiting games of the past with giant Chess, Snakes and Ladders and Noughts and Crosses board-games. Or simply pack a picnic and relax under a shady tree next to the beautiful vintage carousel. Manager Sophie Wittingslow has spent a busy summer getting to know Boneo Maze and

Mini Golf and looking ahead at future outdoor opportunities. “The Boneo Maze and Mini Golf Centre really is a place of peace and play,” said Sophie. “So many visitors come back for it’s meandering boardwalks and quiet peace. I love seeing the kids explore the wetlands and discover hiding spots in over 20 acres of gardens, and so many parents tell me they’ve loved this sense of space and security as they roam in the outdoors with their kids.This Easter we are looking forward to welcoming locals and tourists to discover why we have fallen in love with the Boneo Maze and Mini Golf Centre.” The Boneo Maze and Mini Golf Centre is open 10am – 6pm daily at 695 Limestone Rd, Fingal Tel (03) 5988 6385. Visit for more details. Right: Six year old Hazel Read and Morgan Wittinglsow as the Mad Hatter.









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Make some String Easter Eggs A fun Easter craft for kids is to have them make string Easter eggs. Buy some balloons and blow them up, then cut out about 30 pieces of string to be 15 centimetres (or the width of the balloon). Dip the pieces of string in glue and wrap them around the balloon individually. You should have a balloon covered in string from all different directions. You will then place the balloon on some non stick paper and allow it to dry for several hours. After the glue is dried, pop the balloon and you have yourself a colorful Easter egg.

EASTER knock knock Jokes Knock, knock! Who’s there? Alma. Alma who? Alma Easter eggs are gone. Can I have some more? Knock, knock! Who’s there? Arthur. Arthur who? Arthur any more eggs to decorate?


Rye Kids Festival Mad Hatter’s Tea Party - Boneo Maze & Mini Golf Easter Eggstravaganza at Planet Kids Emu Plains Easter Saturday Market FREE Easter Activities - Boneo Maze & Mini Golf Mulberry Hill Easter Egg Hunt Sandsational Easter Egg Hunt, Sand Sculpting Australia Main Street Easter Market, Mornington Easter Bunny Special at Mornington Railway Easter at Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm McDonald’s Easter Fun (4 Peninsula Stores)

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Wendy. Wendy who? Wendy Easter Bunny coming?

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Howard. Howard who? Howard you like a chocolate bunny?

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Police. Police who? Police hurry up and decorate your eggs.

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Sherwood. Sherwood who? Sherwood like to have an Easter basket like yours.

Rye Easter Carnival Junior Rangers | Pt Nepean | FREE Children’s Movie (G) | Frankston | FREE Local Library Stories & Crafts | FREE Party by Designer School Holiday Program | Rosebud Bunnings craft workshop | Frankston Library | FREE Junior Explorer Activities | Frankston Fun School Holiday Activities on Board Searoad Ferries Cranbourne Gardens School Holiday Program Spotlight Walks at the Briars | Mt Martha Easter Craft Activities | Mornington Village | FREE Family Farm Talks | Pure Peninsula Honey | FREE Junior Ranger Program at the Briars | Mt Martha Family Days at Casey Safety Village | Cranbourne Sorrento School Holiday Program Edithvale Seaford Wetland Education Centre Open Day | FREE Guided Ranger Activities | Frankston Mornington Peninsula Youth Services Holiday Program


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ONE of the region’s coolest and most popular outdoor attractions, the Emu Plains Market is a celebration of the Peninsula’s unique culture, creative artisans and diverse producers. Beneath the sun dappled gumtree canopy, local traders once again transform this bush setting into a snaking trail of colourful market stalls welcoming people to the carnival atmosphere of Emu Plains with an offer of local wares, food and fresh produce. Here, stylish young hipsters, teenagers and families mingle and delight in natural organic foods, interesting bric-a-brac and eclectic handmade gifts. It’s all about discovery: whether it’s yummy hot snacks, stunning local wines, innovative woodwork, glassware, ceramics or a gorgeous piece of fanciful jewellery that never requires an excuse to accessorise. Throughout the market are stalls laden with crafts from all over the Peninsula; art, handmade jewellery, bespoke furniture, quilts, designer fashion and hats alongside an eclectic mix of local wineries, distillers, bottled drink stalls and other brightly coloured carts. “People love to find special gifts or just simply graze their way through this vibrant seaside setting” says market organiser, Vanessa Johnson. “The stallholders offer an abundance of farm-fresh produce; you’ll find so many popular foods, organic coffee, fine oils, artesian

bread, fruit & vegies, olives, jam, ice-cream and fabulous flowers. There’s also free entertainment from resident musicians The Whisky Gypsy’s and great hot food carts offering tasty treats from all over the world including German, Turkish, Mexican, Dutch, and Spanish just to name a few! There is also plenty for the kids to discover including pony rides, face painting, jumping castles and a great park all situated beneath the sprawling glade of ancient stringy-barks. The Emu Plains Market also proudly supports the community by offering free space & support to local not-for-profit groups including Mummies and Babies in Need, The CFA, Balnarring CWA, Sea Shepard, The Cancer Council of Australia and Art Red Hill just to name a few. They also donate car parking money to help support Westernport Rotary and the Emu Plains Reserve. In the future, they hope to start up an emerging artist fund to support local emerging artists. Whatever you love you’ll enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of the Peninsula’s best outdoor market. This will be the final Emu Plains Market of the season. The EPM will re open on October 18 2014 for their third season. To celebrate the Easter Saturday market there will be a free egg hunt from 12pm.


A farewell to five weeklies By Stuart McCullough IT’S over. After twenty years of membership, my local video store has shut up shop. I can now remove the card from my wallet, as it’s clear I will never be able to use it again. Stripped of its signage, the shop now sits as an empty shell, denuded of new releases and weeklies. For years, maddening hoards flocked to the local video store but it’s gone the way of the Blacksmith. Friday nights will never be the same again. I have lived in the same area – off and on – for twenty years. Joining the local video store used to be one of the first things you did when you arrived in a new suburb. Having received your bill for having the phone put on, you used it along with your license to become a member. Not that being admitted into such an exclusive realm was something that could be assumed – it required a slack-jawed youngster who delighted in dressing like a homeless person to deem you to be of good character. As if they were qualified. In terms of intensive screening, it was second only to trying to get into a nightclub in Frankston. If you were lucky enough to be judged favorably, it was like being handed the keys to the kingdom. Video stores had a long life. They survived economic downturns and disasters and even the death of video itself. Videotapes were cumbersome things, cursed by whether preceding renters failed to rewind it. At first, video was divided. You had the choice of ‘VHS’ or ‘Beta’. The latter was more compact and, so we were told, the intelligent choice embraced by the world

at large. It was only natural that we, as a nation, would choose the underdog and make VHS our own. Small sections of shelf were devoted to Betamax until they became extinct. Not that VHS had any time to rest on its laurels. The laser disc was little short of a miracle. The size of a vinyl record, they were the choice of connoisseurs who valued quality. Like the Betamax before them, they too had their own special area within the shop for just a little while before perishing at the hands of VHS. I like to think there are still hardcore laser disc enthusiasts who, to this day, maintain that the laser disc was vastly superior to the videocassette and that a grave technological injustice has been

done. Having seen off two rivals, the videocassette should have been allowed to rest easy, at least for a little while. But the seeds of its destruction were already sewn. The laser disc was big, clunky and temperamental. But its direct descendent, the Digital Versatile Disc (or DVD), would soon make its bid for the affection of the movie-loving public. Like the Betamax and laserdisc before it, the DVD started out with just a few shelves in its own corner. But it was soon clear that a shift was taking place as videos evaporated. People who had dedicated their lives to taping their favourite films and carefully editing out the adverts now had crates of cassettes as meaningful as landfill. But now DVDs

are themselves redundant, having being replaced by downloadable content. Once, downloading a movie was an act of piracy. Now they can be legally purchased without leaving your couch. How quickly things change. I must have made thousands of visits starting from when I was a student. Back then, those working there were a special bunch. The people behind the counter had seen pretty much every film in the store and had unshakeable opinions as to their merits or otherwise. The front counter hosted great debates about filmmaking. Indeed, many of those who worked at the video store saw themselves as filmmakers and believed that being a video clerk was an integral part of their

training instead of something staving off unemployment. Not that they were all so ambitious. Others were there because it was a job that seemingly anyone could do. For years, our local video emporium employed a guy named ‘Satan’ whose real job was playing guitar in a band whose best known song was ‘Beer Sandwich – Hold the Bread’. It was the kind of place that had room for everybody. For two decades, I prided myself on a near faultless rental record. Only when a housemate took my card without my knowledge and rented PCU Pit Party starring Jeremy Piven was I ever late in returning a video. If this darkest of clouds has any kind of silver lining, it’s that this stain has now been expunged from my record. It’s a pity it took the closure of the store to do it. Without this black mark, I can now re-enter society and open a bank account in my own name, maybe even get a driver’s license. It’s important to see the bright side. By the time the store closed, the words ‘PCU Pit Party’ meant nothing to those who worked there. The kooks and weirdos had been weeded in favour of students who resembled Home and Away extras. They didn’t have strong opinions about the films you rented. They didn’t have strong opinions about anything. Time overtook the local video store. Instead, you can now have the world at your fingertips without having to get off the couch. But where’s the fun in that? For when all’s said and done, it’s important to make the occasional effort. Farewell, video store. And thanks.

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Potters exhibition success not all spin WHILE for many Easter is chocolate eggs and fish on Good Friday, it means much more than that to the Dromana Potters Group. Every year over the Easter weekend, this local group of artists has their Annual Exhibition to display their creations, publicise their studio and hopefully sell some items to the public. Student work is displayed and pieces by more experienced potters also feature. Work ranges from the functional to the non-functional and sculpture is also very popular. Dromana Potters have been active in the Dromana area for over 37 years and they have a comfortable, well-equipped and airy studio at the rear of the Old Shire Hall on Point Nepean Road, Dromana. They are a not-for–profit organisation and all profits from the sales at their exhibition are returned to the studio to help keep it running.

The group runs tutored classes on Tuesday nights and Thursday mornings and also has selfhelp groups for more experienced potters. Members have a passion for their craft and the atmosphere in classes and self-help groups is great fun, welcoming and companionable. Conversation flows easily and laughs are fast on the ground. The Dromana Potters Annual Exhibition takes place at the front of the Old Shire Hall in Dromana over Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Easter weekend. The show is open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm except on Monday when it closes at 2.00pm to allow people to pick up their purchases. Bring the family, especially mother and mother-in-law as you are very likely to find just the right gift for Mother’s Day and early Christmas shopping!

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Easter races great for kids and supports worthy cause IF you’re seeking an entertaining day out for the family this Easter weekend – and by that we mean just as entertaining for mum and dad as it is for the kids – then the Easter Sunday Races at Mornington Racecourse should comfortably meet all of your prerequisites. Firstly, for the adults: enjoy the thrilling sensory experience of horseracing in the idyllic racecourse surrounds, glass in hand containing whatever your preferred tipple, while having a flutter if you so desire. Meanwhile, right nearby, the kids can take advantage of a host of free, Easter-themed activities including an Easter egg hunt on the garden lawns, craft workshop, and a special appearance by the Easter bunny! A jumping castle, face painter and balloon modeller round out the free activities.


The best news is that entry is also free for kids ($12 for adults and $8 concession), and in a kind nod to a cause close to our hearts, the Mornington Racing Club will donate $1 from every entry ticket on the day to the Luke Batty Foundation, established to uphold the cause of defending victims of family violence. Tin-rattlers representing the foundation will also be on course on the day. For anyone wanting to take in the action in particular style, dining options and hospitality packages are still available. See for more information, and with any enquiries contact the Mornington Racing Club on (03) 5975 3310 or email info@ The first race is set to be run at 12.40pm and the last at 5.04, with gates opening at 11.30am.



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Join in all the Easter fun this Sunday. FREE kids Easter egg hunt*, rides and activities. Don’t miss a visit from the Easter Bunny and catch all the racing action. Dining packages available.

*For kids aged 10 years and under.

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COUCH, electric, 3 piece, leather, hydraulic, 2x recliners, 1x 3 seater, cream, 2 years old, EC. $2,500. 0401 991 109.

RIDE ON MOWER, Parklander, 12HP/30, private use only, no domestic. $1,000. 5982 0668.

FOR SALE BED, medical, special needs, single, motorised, includes mattress, (Madison Kensington), great for elderly or disabled people, 12 months old, $1,400 ono. 0402 429 317. BEDS, x2, single, foam mattresses, little use. $100ono. 5942 5420. BILLARD TABLE, 9x4 size, turned chunky legs, EC, comes with accessories. $1,000. 0416 094 193. BILLIARD TABLE, 8x4, 1 inch slate, table top and all accessories. Paid $3,200, sell $950. 9707 2391. CHAINSAW, Wood Boss, Stihl MS21016, '' bar, as new, made in Germany, $480.00. 0425 869 735.

SOFA BED, contemporary futon in soft, red faux leather upholstery with chrome finishings, measures 77"L x 32"H x 32.5"W (sofa) and 77"L x 14.5H x 43"W (bed), comes with 2 matching pillows and adjustable headrest. Hardly used, excellent condition. Sale due to relocation to WA. $350ono. 0416 844 609. Botanic Ridge. SPA, outdoor, portable, red cedar cabinet, 3 person, massage jets and lights, 12 months old, hardly used, 1730mm long x 1270mm wide x 830mm deep, ideal for limited space, patio, verandah, etc. Regretful sale. New: $5,000, sell: $2,800. 0409 762 809, 5941 4341. SPRAY BOOTH, dismantled, 7 metres length x 4 metres width x 3 metres height. $1,200. Phone 0459 411 565. VENETIAN BLINDS, 2 x 1805 x 1850, 2 x 900 x 1850, cream wood, all fittings. $280. 0418 317 374 WALL UNIT, 3 piece, bar, crystal cabinet, TV. $170ono. 0418 998 093.

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RIDE ON MOWER, trailer, brush cutter and more to start a business. Trailer 8x5 box, with mower cage, tool box, ramps. Husqvarna ride on mower, 22hp, 42 inch deck, 320 hrs. Stihl brush cutter, Kawasaki brush cutter, 3 lawn mowers, 2 jerry cans and fuel containers, assorted garden tools and much more. $6,450 ono. Call Doug 0407 802 225. RUG, green, floral design, $60. 9707 4402.

WRITING DESK, Bureau Secretary, English Oak, fall front, lead light, EC, 150cm x 106cm x 36cm, $1,500, McCrae. 5986 4769.

GARAGE SALES McCRAE, 11 Riley Street, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th April, 8.30am onwards. All must go! Household items and more.

CLOCKS & RESTORATION ANTIQUE CLOCKS, repaired. Old clocks, watches and parts wanted, good prices paid. 5981 4172.

HORSES APPALOOSA GELDING, 15.1H, 9yo, suits bush rider. $4,800. Phone 0407 021 350. CHESTNUT GELDING, Stock horse, 9yo, 15H, would suit camp drafting, easy to shoe and float, suits rider with some experience. $4,500ono. Phone 0407 021 350. THOROUGHBRED GELDING, black, 15H, 8yo, very soft mouth, good nature, good looking. $4,500. Phone 0407 021 350.

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PIANO, upright as new, about 15 years old. Paid $5,000 6 years ago. Sell inc lovely stool. $2,250. 0428 900 710.


JAYCO, Caravan, 1986, model 1665, double bed, with collapsible table to make 2nd double bed, gas oven, new Dometic fridge installed 2009, roll out fitted annexe, installed 2009. $9,000. Phone: 0430 484 592, 9754 2742.

HYDROBATH and whelping box, heated. $500 the pair. 0429 985 288.

TO LET JAYCO, Destiny, 2007, poptop, 17'6'', dual axle, island bench, front kitchen, AC, roll out awning, electric water pump, TV, microwave, battery pack, urgent sale, must sell, $25,500 ono, Mt Martha. Phone Rod 0419 001 259.



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JAYCO, Destiny, poptop, 2007, 14ft, garaged as new, two single beds, EC, electric brakes, 3 way fridge, griller, 4 way stove top, awning, quick sale, $17,500. Somers 5983 1391.


BOAT, Savage bay cruiser, 4.35m, first registered January 2013, 40hp Mercury 4 stroke, 24 hours, many extras, as new. $18,500. 0407 887 217. BOAT, aluminium Tinny, 20HP, Mercury outboard, includes trailer, $3,000. Call 0419 436 911.

QUINTREX BOAT, 14.2 metres, as new, Seatrail trailer, as new, Suzuki 15hp motor, newly installed, folding seats and bimini. Extras include fish sounder and 5 life jackets. $3,500. 0410 646 550. SAVAGE, 4.2m, 50HP motor, reg for 12 months, new battery, new electric winch $3,200neg. 5996 2470. TINNY, 14ft, 25HP Suzuki, 2006, electric start, 4 stroke, registered trailer and boat, $5,200. 0419 643 336. JAYCO, Hawk, 2002, 7 berth camper trailer, end beds, 1 QS, 1 dble, 4 burner stove and grill, 3 way fridge, drop down table, deluxe bed, end flys, fully framed canvas annexe, zip on walls and extended front awning, electric brakes, VGC, reg Dec 2014. $16,000ono. 0418 396 641.


CARAVANS & TRAILERS CAMPER TRAILER, Camel, 2013, off road, walk in QS bed, stainless steel kitchen, 2x4.5 gas bottles, 75 litre water tank, gazebo, electric brakes. Almost brand new. $21,000. 0407 859 685. Calls only after 7pm. CAMPER TRAILER, Jayco, Finch, comes with all the trimmings, 3 way fridge, full gas stove with oven, full awnings, TV ariel, sleeps 5, VGC. $12,000ono. 9702 2265.

CARAVAN, Royal Flair, Van Royce, 2006, 19.5 foot, dual axle, electric brakes, double island bed with robes, brand new TV, DVD, 3-way fridge, AC, microwave, pull-out awning, many extras, immaculate condition. $25,500. Call 0411 109 979.

CARAVAN, low tow Commodore Deluxe, 1993, tare 1350, 5.18m, toilet, shower, hand basin, dbl bed and fold down kitchen to dbl bed, AC as new, hot water service as new, pinch pleated curtains rubber backed, tandem wheels, plenty of storage space, 3-way fridge, like a home inside, many extras. $16,000. 0448 768 140. JAYCO, Freedom, 2004, poptop, two single beds, inner spring mattresses, hotplates, grill, oven, microwave, AC, awning, 3 way fridge, annexe, EC, $21,500. 5977 5659.

JAYCO, Freedom, 30th anniversary edition, 2006, 14ft, EC, 3 way fridge, elec/gas cooktop, island bed, rollout awning, many extras, $18,000. Rosebud 0414 384 202 or 5986 8093. JAYCO, freedom, pop top, 2000, EC, new 3 way fridge, single beds, awning, reg, serviced, tow kit available, ideal first van, easy to tow. $13,000. Endeavour Hills. 9700 7340.

JAYCO, Heritage, 2004, poptop, 17ft, double island bed, AC, front kitchen, 3 way fridge, 4 burner stove, 3 gas, 1 electric and gas oven, microwave, rollout awning, full annexe, sun shade screens for side and end, $17,500. 0418 574 348.

JAYCO, J series van, 2007, EC, reverse cycle air conditioning, gas hotplate plus grill, microwave, awning, $21,500. 0419 112 062. JAYCO, pop top 17ft 2004, 3 way fridge, 4 burner stove, 2 single beds, microwave, AC, heater, tinted windows, genuine reason for selling, excellent condition. $20,000neg. 0419 530 891, 5997 5376. JAYCO, Sterling, 2010, 18' 6" tandem poptop, double island bed, toilet /shower, full gas stove /oven/grill, microwave, TV, 3 way fridge, lots of storage, AC/heating, full awning with shade curtain and ground cover, service history, electric brakes, EC. $37,000. Phone: 0407 425 411.

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CARAVANS & TRAILERS ROYAL FLAIR, caravan, full ensuite, new buyer, AC, washing machine, 22ft, kept under cover, built in BBQ, as new. $46,000ono. 5941 2856.

GUITAR AMP, Marshall, Valvestate 2000, AVT, 50W, with foot switch, dual channels, EC, $450. 0409 245 037.

PIANO, Baby grand piano, Samick, digital, 88 keyboard, plays as natural piano or with all effects. Matching stool and manual, $3,000, Mt Martha. 0414 627 521. 1300 666 808

JAYCO, 2012, Sterling, model 21-65-7, 2 door fridge, Ibis AC, washing machine, ensuite, solar panel plus 2 batteries, outside entertainment pack, cafe dinette with trifold table, bike rack, pole carrier, fitted with ESC, new condition, suit new buyer. $51,500. 0428 564 662.

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JAYCO, Sterling, 2011, 22ft, awning with annexe, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, full ensuite, TV, DVD player, AC, heating, electric brakes, in new condition, stored in garage. $43,000. For more photos call 9707 5012 or 0418 549 309.

JAYCO EAGLE, 2009, 3-way fridge. Bagged awning, bed flys. Full custom made annexe. VGC. Excellent for family camping. $18,500. Call 0407 709 443

SCENIC, Vega, spinnaker, 18ft, 2008, island double bed, 3 way fridge, microwave, electric/gas cook top, 2 recliners with foot stools, TV and radio, VGC. $26,000ono. Cranbourne. 0427 006 790.

JAYCO Swan, camper van, 2006, bagged awning, bed flys, full annexe, roof racks, many extras, hardly used, easy to tow, EC. $16,000ono. 0425 740 262.

JURGENS Lunagazer, 2012, 20ft, J2406, as new, under warranty, single beds, tare 1,750kgs, full ensuite, rod holder, tows nice, extras. $49,995. 5971 0131, 0400 196 196.

OFF ROAD CAMPER, Australian, ahead of the rest, Odyssey Signature Export, year July 2010, with all extras included, firewood rack, full annexe new, 2nd water tank, skirt, $46,000. 0439 803 137.

OLYMPIC, 1000, 12 years old. GC, light green and grey inside, microwave, awning, annexe, reg July 2014. $14,500. Justina 0402 418 928.

PLAYMOR, caravan, Drifter, 2009, EC, comfortable living, recliner chairs, QB, 2 digital TV's, washing machine, slide out AC, awning plus shades, shower, toilet, hot water, frisge, freezer. $79,500. 0422 041 941.

VISCOUNT, "Nipper", 1988, refurbished, single beds, 2 way fridge, microwave, includes all camping gear, plus TV/CD, rear annexe. In Rosebud until middle March. Many extras. $7,000. 0412 131 209.

VISCOUNT, Supreme, 1984, 16'6"x8", front kitchen, 4 burner stove, grill, oven, 3 way fridge/freezer, AC, plenty of storage, VGC, reg until 10/14, 23717-y. $8,730. Call: 9548 1168, 0425 737 019, 0425 769 367. Noble Park area.

WALK IN WALKOUT, 24" caravan, 24" aluminium annex, large veranda, 6 burner BBQ with side burner, split system AC and heater, double bedroom, large kitchen and dining area, en suite, large double fridge and freezer, 106cm tv and Blue Ray player, 3M x 3M garden shed. $80,000ono. 0402 428 713. WINDSOR, 14', pop top,1990, single axle, reg until 12/14, 2 berth, annexe, fridge/stove, gas bottle, porta loo, easy to tow. $2,800. 0410 815 528. WINDSOR, 20ft, Statesman Royal excellent condition, rear ensuite, front kitchen, roll out awning, reverse cycle underfloor, AC, oven, microwave, Wheelers hill. 0412 170 656.

FARM VEHICLES /MACHINERY POPTOP, Campervan, Toyota Hiace, 2000, SBV, LWB, 2.4L, manual, AC, CC, CD/MP3 radio, tinted windows, frontline conversion, hot water system, shower, 2 way fridge, 2 burner stove, microwave, Fiamma awning, side annexe, EC, Hayman Reece tow bar, 185,000kms, WUU-683. $27,500. 5623 3301. 0417 266 507. REGENT Pop top, 18ft, 2008, auto roof lift, TV, microwave, AC, gas and electric stove. Many other extras, tandem axle, roll out awning. $24,500. 9702 3587.

MASSEY FERGUSON, 35, tractor, 3 cylinder Perkins Diesel, runs well, GC. $4,950. 0418 317 374

MOTOR VEHICLES AUDI, sedan, 1997, reg 04/14, no rust, VGC, just needs new engine, ZSQ-288. $850ono. 0451 787 897.

CITROEN, 2005, auto, 1.4C3, 70,000kms, RWC, reg until 08/14, UWG-710. $7,000. 0433 175 066.

RELOCATABLE home, 2 dbl beds, furnished, no pets, ensuite, toilet, shower, Rosebud. $55,000. 5986 8523, 0413 186 471.

ROADSTAR VOYAGER 1993, 16'6"x7'6", 2 single beds, centre kitchen, 4 burner cooktop, grill and oven, rangehood, 3 way fridge, roll out awning, front boot, full security door, VGC, Reg 06/14. $12,000. 0429 109 834.

EUREKA, at 65% complete, has Simmonds wheels, 1835 VW engine and gear box, perfect project car. Engine n.o: 043101101A. $5,900ono. 0407 045 410. FORD, Falcon, BA, XR6, turbo, auto, 2003, leather trim, 18" alloys, 97,000kms, RWC, reg until 02/15, SRA-971, EC, service books. $10,500. 0407 324 695.




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FORD, Laser, 1996, LXI sedan, auto, AC, PS, reg until 8/14, 290,000kms, EC. $1,650. 0409 991 079.

JAYCO, Star Craft, 15' pop-top, single beds, roll out awning with shades, 3 way fridge, microwave, TV, GC, Langwarrin. $11,500. 9789 6915, 0429 802 593.

HOLDEN, Jackaroo, 3.0 turbo diesel, 250,000kms, GC, reg September 2014, service manual and history, bullbar, Hayman Reese towbar, engine immobiliser, tinted windows, dual batteries, no RWC, PBB-264. $3,000. Phone 5941 3225.

LAND ROVER, Discovery. 1991, manual, blue, 243,000kms, GC, YLZ298. $3,000. Call Doug 0407 802 225.

TOYOTA, Land Cruiser, 100 series, 1999, diesel with after factory Turbo, eight seater with DVD player, electric brakes and heavy duty Haymen Reece tow bar, 313,000kms, VGC, SNG-632. $21,000 with RWC. Phone 0408 533 122 TOYOTA, Landcruiser, 1990, 80 series, manual, diesel, 296,000kms, one owner, no off road, VGC, cargo barrier, good tyres, long reg, bull bar, RWC, 1BK-1HO. $12, 500. 0408 393 676. TOYOTA, landcruiser, GXL, 4.5, gas and petrol, UMY-942, $7,700 ono. 0409 219 017. TOYOTA, Lucida, 1993, auto, turbo diesel, AC, CC, sunroof, alarm, full electrics, 252,800kms, great family car, reg until 03/15. SCU-323. $2,600. 0422 680 138. Keysborough.

MAZDA, RX8, as new condition, 53,000kms, SRG0, $26,000, at Rye, 0409 564 366.

HOLDEN, Berlina, VZ 2006, black, auto, 4 speed, sedan, 167,237 kms, PDW 18 inch rims, CC, 6 cyl, 3.6L petrol, rear park assist, airbags, towbar, electric and tinted windows, sound system with Panasonic touch screen head unit, 2 x 12 inch kicker subs, amp, 6 x speakers, iPod connectivity, interior EC, black/grey. The vehicle is in EC and has been serviced regularly. New number plates will be supplied as personalised plates 'RHYZ' will not be transferred on sale. Reg 17/05/14. RWC will be supplied. $10,800 or best offer. All enquiries: 0418 274 312. HOLDEN, Commodore, executive, station wagon, white, VS, 1997 model, PS, AC, heating, interior VGC, body fair, not registered. Vin Number 6H8VSK35HVL250097. $1,200. Ph:0409 584 926.

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Stonecats still the yardstick PENINSULA LEAGUE By Toe Punt FRANKSTON YCW proved that it is still the team to match in the Peninsula League competition on Saturday after dominating Mt Eliza at Wooralla Drive. Despite a slow start against the breeze, the Stonecats booted 10.8 to 4.5 after quarter time to run out comfortable 30-point winners. The Redlegs got within 21 points early in the last quarter when Damien Russo booted a goal, but the visitors steadied through the likes of Tony Lester and Craig Nankervis to enjoy a comfortable win. Anthony ‘Bundy’ Barry was again superb for the Stonecats. He will be missed on the rare occasion that he gets called up to play VFL footy. There’s still plenty of speculation surrounding Ash Eames and his future at the Stonecats. The talk is that he is waiting for a promotion in the police force, which is likely to take him back to the country. At this stage though he’s playing and still having an influence. Josh Chapman, Michael Chaplin and Ricky Morris all booted two goals each for the Stonecats. Sam Wettenhall was the most productive forward for the Redlegs with three goals while Jack Cole and Karl Lombardozzi were outstanding.

Former Melbourne-listed player John Meesan edged out Eames in the ruck, while Rohan Heasley was at his best. Redlegs coach John Georgiou said he expected his team to take time to get up and going. “Our list has changed a fair bit over summer. We have some great kids coming up through the juniors, we have been able to get players back to the club like Dunne, Heasley and Booth plus Lombardozzi is like a new recruit. We also picked up guys like Meesan and Whelan,” Georgiou said. “YCW was a great test to see where we are at. It was great to get them early,” he said. Langwarrin maintained its position on top of the Peninsula League table after a 32-point win against Pines. Just 13 points separated the sides at half time and three quarter time before the Kangas booted five goals to two in the last to record a 10.15 (75) to 6.7 (43) win. Jarryd Amalfi was outstanding for the winners from half back while teenager Blake Harkness was again dominant on the wing and through the middle of the ground. He lacks nothing in the ticker department. Andrew Withers was cool in a crisis and Steve O’Brien’s penetrating left foot was one of the few exciting things to watch during a scrappy match.

Guy Hendry was brilliant for Pines and probably the best player on the ground, while Jamie Messina stayed calm despite enormous attention from the Kangas. Langwarrin coach Gavin Artico was uninspired with the win. “It was a pretty ordinary game of football, very scrappy,” Artico said. “I was happy that we were able to grind our way through it but it’s certainly not the style that we want to be playing. “We’ve got to find ways quickly of breaking the shackles if teams want to play highly contested footy. “I know Nepean League is a lot more free-flowing and not as contested, however, I think there’s a place for both in Peninsula League,” he said. Chelsea held off a fast finishing Seaford to win a thriller, 11.7 (73) to 10.8 (68). Playing at Chelsea Reserve, the Seagulls led by 31 points at quarter time, 29 points at the main interval and by 31 points at the final change. However, the Tigers booted 4.3 to just one behind in the final quarter to win by five points. Chelsea recruits Matt Smith and Matty Baxter were outstanding for their team while former St Kilda listed player Jayden Attard was also a catalyst in the win.

Matt and Todd Gardiner were also two of the best players on the ground. Tyson Horton, after a few years in the footy wilderness, booted three for the Tigers while James Quanchi played one of his best games for the club. Teenager Trae Tohiariki, along with Johnathan Haidon, were among the best players for the Tigers for the second week in succession. Mornington had to pull out all stops to get over the line against Karingal. Karingal led the Doggies at quarter time and trailed by just six points at half time. However, in the second half, the visitors were able to boot six goals to two to win 12.18 (90) to 8.3 (51). It was an insipid game of football and the Doggies have a lot of work to do if they are going to challenge the top teams in the competition. However, a highlight of the match was the work rate and class of recruit Danny Nolan through the middle of the ground, while Michael Gay is a man mountain in the ruck and will trouble the best this season. Emilio Bitters and Aiden Speedy provided all Mornington’s run, while Warwick Miller did some good things. There is a big whisper doing the rounds that Mornington is struggling with the points system and having to juggle players from week to week.

Karingal was much more competitive this week. Coach Stephen Coates said it was going to take time to get the team to gel. “The reality is that almost our entire senior 22 has changed and with this comes patience,” Coates said. “The first thing is to become competitive and then we worry about winning games of football. “What we have now are blokes who want to play for the Karingal Football Club. Those who don’t want to be here are no longer here.” “We’ll continue to improve and that is all I can ask,” he said. Michael Burke and Luke VanRaay led the way for the Bulls while Tom Wilkinson was good around the footy and Ray Lengyel had a real crack in the ruck. Of the Noble Park connection, Coates said the recruits were all looking for more game time. “We wanted young blokes first and foremost who wanted to be given an opportunity to play more regular senior footy. The large majority of them were in and out of the seniors at Noble. “George Angelopolous was the most experienced of the group we got and has been excellent in the first two rounds, while Sanith Jayasinghe has been doing a job for us down back.”

Defeat adds to Dolphins Princes Park hoodoo By Paulo Kennedy THE Princes Park hoodoo continued for the Frankston Dolphins with a gut-wrenching, after-the-siren defeat to the Blues on Saturday. Facing a Blues team packed with Carlton talent including Brock McLean, Jeff Garlett, Jarrad Waite and Cameron Wood, the Dolphins fought grimly just to stay in the game in the first half. Two crucial goals from Zig Alwan allowed Frankston to be within 19 points at the long break, but when the Blues booted the first two majors of the third stanza a blowout was on the cards. Reminiscent of their last win at Visy Park - over Collingwood in 2008 - the Dolphins charged back from 32 points down with an inspired display, star on-ballers Leigh Kitchin and Shane Hockey taking over around the packs. Forwards Khan Haretuku and Jarrad Matheson also put the team on their backs as they kicked three-apiece in a surge that left Carlton’s VFL team searching for answers. The Dolphins kicked five of the last seven games of the third term, and then kept on

coming in the final quarter. When Mike Lourey brilliantly converted a deliberate out-of-bounds free kick the Dolphins led by three points with 26 minutes gone in the final term and a boilover loomed. But devastatingly, the Blues’ Luke Reynolds slotted through the match-winning goal after the final siren after a free kick to cruel the outstanding Frankston challenge. The Dolphins return home on Sunday 20 April to face the Casey Scorpions at 2pm. Northern Blues 3.5 7.7 11.12 15.12 (102) Frankston 2.2 4.6 9.8 15.9 (99) GOALS: Northern Blues: Bell 3 Waite 2 White 2 Johnson 2 Thomas Wilson Giles Wood Reynolds McLean Frankston: Matheson 4 Haretuku 3 Cavarra 2 Alwan 2 Lourey Potts Hockey Tynan BEST: Northern Blues: McLean Bell Docherty White Holman Wood Frankston: Haretuku Hockey Kitchin Matheson Newman Pollard

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Hillmen catch Sorrento early NEPEAN LEAGUE By Toe Punt RED HILL proved it is well and truly in the mix for a place in the top bracket after beating Sorrento on Saturday. The Hillmen were super impressive against Somerville in their round one match and backed up the performance against last year’s Nepean league runners-up on the weekend. The home side opened up a handy 27-point break in the second quarter before Sorrento made the most of the wind advantage in the third and booted four unanswered goals. Despite the surge, at no stage during the match was Sorrento in front. The Hillmen steadied in the final quarter and ran-out 12.9 (81) to 9.10 (64). It was the first time in more than a decade that Red Hill had beaten Sorrento. Jarryd Douglas backed up his six goals in the first match with another five against Sorrento, while Peter Dal Lago and Luke Adams dominated. YCW recruit Blake McCormack has made a real impression in his first two matches and Nick Batemen, fresh from Frankston Dolphins, stamped his authority on the contest. Despite being very happy with his team’s performance, Red Hill coach Tony Blackford said “there was nothing to get over excited about.” “There’s no doubt that we got Sorrento at the right time,” Blackford said. “We played last week and had some match conditioning under our belts and it was Sorrento’s first game. “A couple of their players didn’t play a single practice match and of course, there’s no Scotty Cameron or Guy Stringer, who make an enormous difference to their side.” In saying that, Blackford didn’t want to take any credit away from his own team either. “We have a great bunch of players who want to improve and test themselves. There’s no bigger test than

Bombers resist challenge: Frankston Bombers held off Pearcedale to narrowly win a Nepean League thriller. Pictures: Doug Farr

against the best team in the past 10 years. “We were challenged and we responded, which was great,” Blackford said. “We all know though that this is a very tight competition and it’s about being able to sustain it over the full season. “I couldn’t be happier with where we are at right now though. Beating Somerville at Somerville and Sorrento is a great start,” he said. Rosebud didn’t take very long to get going, despite not playing last week. Against Hastings on Saturday, the Buds started with six opening quarter goals and were never threatened from that point on, winning 13.6 (84) to 8.14 (62). The Blues had their chances in the

third quarter but inaccuracy in from of goals (2.2 to 3.6) hurt them. Greg Bentley was again at the top of his game for the Buds with three goals while Brenton Payne, Rhys Bancroft and Sorrento recruit Daniel Hickey dominated through the middle of the ground. Daniel Wishart was again at his best for the Blues while Colin McVeigh and Brendan Dunne shone. Justin Berry booted two goals and was amongst his team’s best. It was a good wake-up call for the Blues. Frankston Bombers hung on for a great victory over Pearcedale, winning 13.15 (93) to 12.15 (87). The Panthers led by 23 points at half time, however, the Bombers booted 7.5 to 2.0 in the third quarter with the wind


to open up a two goal lead. Jay Reynolds, fresh from being in the final 22 for Foxtel reality show The Rookie, was best on ground with three goals. He didn’t make the final cut of 12 on Friday night’s show. Both teams traded goals in the last quarter before the Bombers booted the last of the day to hold on and win. Duncan Proud was again outstanding for the Bombers while Mitch Bosward, who returned to his home club from Frankston Dolphins, was inspirational. Chris Fortnam was outstanding for the Panthers while Troy Jacobson, a former Stingray who played juniors with Langwarrin and Somerville, was also very good. Ruckman Ben Mitchell finished with three goals. Dromana suffered no premiership hangover, despite reports of an

ordinary pre-season. The Tigers booted six goals to one with the wind in the opening quarter against RYE and were never threatened thereafter. Stuart Cleeve dominated in the ruck, Aaron Coyle enjoyed plenty of time on the ground and youngsters Jack Fowler and Aiden Musgrave took advantage of their opportunities. Then there were the stars Christian Ongarello and Terry Wheeler (three goals) who dominated. It was an impressive first up win for the Tigers, 13.14 (92) to 9.8 (62). Aaron Kirkwood and Ben Holmes were Rye’s best, while Andrew Dunn and Sam Smith were good through the middle of the ground. Crib Point made it two solid wins in as many weeks, smashing Somerville by 58 points, 15.21 (111) to 7.11 (53). The Eagles can be thankful that the Pies kicked inaccurately, including booting 5.8 in the second quarter and 2.7 in the last. Jake Bromley was outstanding for the Pies yet again while James Cook and Luke Herrington (three goals) influenced the outcome. In even better news for the Pies, former Eagle Glenn Boyd and Hastings small forward Tim Churchin should both be available after ANZAC day. As for the Eagles, Justin Farrelly and Rohan Hogenbirk can’t return quick enough. In the final game of the round, Devon Meadows overwhelmed Tyabb as expected, winning 25.17 (167) to 11.10 (76). The Panthers booted 13 goals in the first half and 12 in the second, its most consistent performance since coming back into Nepean League. James Bow booted 12 goals in the win, adding to his four in round one. Clint Setford was at his best, while Gavin Kerr and Billy Hayes were also on top of their game. Callum Morris and Ethan Rahilly were the best of the Yabbies.

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