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Poets to take their turn in the backyard THE Poets’ Corner group is holding a day of “poetical mayhem to be presented live and loud in the backyard” to raise money for bushfire relief. The event is open to the public and people are being encouraged to take along food hampers, “favourite tipple”, picnic rugs or chairs. Barbeques will be available. As well as poets (pictured) - Barry Swayn, Kristy, Lee Swift, Julia Kaylock, Kris McGhee, Martin Connolly and Jai Thoolen - entertainment will be provided by Celtic song group Suga Tree. The event will be held from 12.30pm on Sunday 1 March at 156 Weeroona Street, Rye. Entry is $10. Entertainment will be provided until 5pm. All proceeds will go to the Bendigo Bank Bushfire Disaster Appeal in partnership with the Salvation Army.

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Getting a sense for parking A SMART-parking trial aimed at easing traffic congestion at Rye will feature in-ground and camera parking bay sensors, mobile electronic parking availability signs, and a smart parking availability App. In the trial, drivers approaching Rye will be able to see the number of available parking spaces on the foreshore and commercial precinct and be directed to those spaces. “The trial aims to make accessing the Rye precinct easier and more convenient, while providing a better parking experience for both residents and tourists,” the mayor Cr Sam Hearn said.

“By using this innovative technology, visitors and residents can drive straight to available parking spaces and avoid circling around in the busy precinct.” About 6.3 million tourists visit the Mornington Peninsula annually, with townships under increasing pressure to provide suitable parking. The smart technology sensors will also monitor demand for bins, barbecues, toilets and walkways in Rye. “This will help us to be responsive during high demand periods and to provide a better service to Rye visitors,” Cr Hugh Fraser said.

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Supporters sign up to save Centrelink Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au NAMES are rapidly being added to a petition aimed at stopping the closure of Mornington Centrelink and Medicare offices. By last Friday (14 February) the petition had in less than a week attracted 970 signatures and 291 “shares” on social media. The petition followed the federal government’s shock decision to close the Main Street offices on 27 March (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). Clients would be expected to access services at either Frankston, Rosebud or Hastings offices from then on. Mornington Community Information and Support Centre manager Stuart Davis-Meehan organised the petition to be presented to Health Minister and Flinders MP Greg Hunt and NDIS and Government Services Minister Stuart Robert, who made the contentious decision. “[The closure] will have a significant negative impact on those most vulnerable in our community that often need the face-to-face support provided by the office,” the petition says. “In particular, this includes those living in poverty, those living with disability, those experiencing mental ill health and the aged.”

Mr Davis-Meehan said: “The added burden for those attending a Centrelink office, of having to travel to Frankston or Rosebud, is of great concern at a time when what is needed is more support – not less. “This will include added time, money and inconvenience to get the support they need.” Mr Davis-Meehan estimated 10 per cent of Mornington, Mount Martha and Mount Eliza residents are “living in poverty”. “The closure will also reduce the ability of local agencies to respond in a timely manner to emergency situations for these clients,” he said. Mr Davis-Meehan said his centre assisted 15,100 needy clients in 2018-19, with 90 per cent of its emergency relief clients receiving a Centrelink benefit. “It is an essential service for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the community,” he said. “Having the office just up the road is of great assistance to those requiring face-toface contact.” Dunkley Labor MP Peta Murphy said existing customers would have to travel much further to access the services they need. “This is an example of [the government] failing to consult the community about the closure of a significant service,” she said. “The federal Liberal government needs to tell vulnerable and elderly

residents how they will be able to access help once their service centre is gone. “Residents in my community are worried that they will be left struggling to access support and services.” Peninsula-based journalist Debbie Lee said making clients go elsewhere by bus was “ridiculous”. “To get to Hastings is a three-hour round trip - not including waiting for the bus at either end - via Frankston; Rosebud is a little over a two-hour round trip, excluding wait time, and Frankston at best is an hour and a half round trip without wait time for the bus,” she said. “This is all before the actual wait time to get serviced in any of those sites and Frankston is beyond bad now, so it will be a full day out for some customers.” Ms Lee said empty shops at Benton’s Square shopping centre would be an “excellent option” for a new Centrelink/Medicare branch. In a letter to Services Australia Mr Hunt said he was “profoundly disappointed that neither I nor the community were informed or consulted prior to this decision being made”. He reiterated that the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre could host satellite services “to allow Centrelink and Medicare services to continue to be provided in Mornington”.

Betty busy in the water, and out BETTY loves the water and swims at McCrae beach most days. Owner Joan Sapwell, of McCrae, says the lovable bordoodle looks after her great nephews, the four-year-old twins Beaumont and Zachariah Sapwell, when they visit from The Basin. Picture: Supplied

Man dies in scooter crash A MAN has died after his mobility scooter and a car collided in Boneo Road, Rosebud at about 10.20am Monday 17 February. Senior Constable Alistair Parsons, of police media, said the man was treated at the scene but was unable to be revived.

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Ceremony marks anniversary of Rip tragedy A MEMORIAL “pilgrimage” conducted at Queenscliff last week has special relevance to families living on the Mornington Peninsula. It marked the date 60 years ago when three young Army commandoes lost their lives in a training exercise while crossing The Rip, 17 February 1960. A ceremony marking the tragedy was held at Shortlands Bluff, Sunday 16 February. Soldiers involved in the exercise still living on the Mornington Peninsula are Bob Dunball, Dave Gilder, Leigh Power, Wil Vicum and Winston Trood. A keen historian – and skipper of an army vessel involved in the disaster – Mr Trood said on that fateful night search aircraft and vessels large and small were scouring the choppy waters outside the Rip in a desperate, futile search for Commando Roger Wood missing from the exercise the night before. Next morning commandos also searched beaches from Point Lonsdale to Barwon Heads for their missing comrade in the knowledge that two others had already been confirmed drowned, with several others injured. They were part of an “attack” flotilla of 74 commandos in kayaks, three man and 10 man inflatable zodiacs, and various safety craft which set off at 6pm from Lonsdale Bight beach, planning to cross the bay and launch a tactical raid on the Officer Cadet School, Portsea. Their preparations had been thorough: the Melbourne-based 2

Fit to serve: Commandoes trained extensively in their kayaks. Picture: Supplied

Commando Company had camped at Point Lonsdale for 16 days of training and military exercises. The company and its fellow 1 Commando Company in Sydney were, until 1999, the only post-World War II commando units in Australia. The CMF (now known as Army Reserve) commando unit included soldiers who had completed their compulsory national service training. They had volunteered as commandos while fulfilling their final year of parttime training. Many of these young men become so involved in the commando way of life they stayed on as volunteers after they discharged their national service obligation. Among the skills they were perfecting were diving and small craft handling. At the same time, they spent many days practising raid tactics under their officers and senior NCOs,

many who had served in WWII and the Korean conflict. They were supported by eight members of 41 Amphibious Transport Platoon whose two DUKWs (or ‘Ducks’), a workboat and a tugboat, acted as safety craft for the kayaks and zodiac crews, and provided a platform for the frogman diving course. In the week before the planned amphibious raid on Portsea the company had done a 50-kilometre navigation march across the Bellarine Peninsula on a day of 30 degrees-plus. They were fit, highly trained young men – but that was not enough to prepare them for the dangers they encountered on their “raid”. A couple of hours into the exercise a fierce eight-knot turning tide caught the party and swept them out to sea through the Rip. The tide was met head-on by a strong south-westerly

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wind and huge waves – later estimated at 30 feet (10 metres) – which pushed the craft backwards and capsized many of them. Many of the two-man crews were picked up by larger safety craft, leaving their abandoned kayaks to drift away, but the huge seas swamped and capsized the rescue vessels proving them to be no safe havens. As the night wore on men were rescued by passing ships, including the Port Phillip Pilot ship the Akuna and a small flotilla of local vessels. A few paddlers made the Portsea shore in their kayaks, but many were picked up from the water, or from upturned boats, many kilometres out to sea. These included eight commandos rescued from their zodiacs by the Italian liner Toscana. Sadly, at the point of rescue, Roger Wood was dashed from the ship’s rope ladder by a giant wave after helping his comrades to safety. Glenn Doyle, who later served in the UK parachute battalion, recalled: “All hell broke loose – bloody great white-topped waves and canoes spread all round the horizon. We were ordered to ‘raft up’ – tie their craft together – on our safety craft. “Towing proved impossible and we thankfully scrambled aboard the safety craft, wrapped the tow lines around the uprights on the ‘Duck’ and breathed a sigh of relief – we were ‘safe’!” But it was not to be … “Shortly afterwards the Duck, skippered by Eddie Meyer, was swamped by huge waves, the pumps couldn’t cope, and it sunk.”

“Captain Jack Fletcher ordered us to jump and had the foresight to grab a life buoy,” Doyle said. “Jack did a terrific job. He kept me afloat as my life jacket became useless when the Duck went down, and he kept us around the one life buoy … we were all exhausted and prone to drift off.” Fletcher was later awarded the George Medal for his bravery. “I think we were in the water three to threeand-a-half hours,” he said. “We were eventually picked up by a lifeboat from the Akuna and sometime later I was told that Meyer and Drakopoulos had drowned.” Major Bruce Fox, the company medical officer, who had already been picked up by the Akuna, pronounced both men dead shortly after they were transferred from the lifeboat. In 2000 a memorial was established on Shortlands Bluff at Queenscliff, overlooking the Rip and dedicated to the soldiers who had died 40 years earlier. The memorial commemorates the three men: Warrant Officer George ‘Taffy’ Drakopoulos and Private Roger Wood – whose body was never found – both from 2 Commando Company, and the driver of the Duck, Private Eddie Meyer, 41 Amphibious Tpt Platoon, Royal Australian Army Service Corps. “Those three men will never be forgotten,” Australian Commando Association Victorian president Doug Knight said. An official inquiry later found that a misreading of information on tide changes possibly led to the men setting off in dangerous conditions.

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after it was stolen from her Walkers Road house, Monday 10 February. Detective Acting Sergeant Steve Reidy, of Somerville CIU, said the jewellery was found at the home of a 28-year-old Frankston man, Thursday 13 February. The jewellery was returned to the woman – a widow – who was said to be “overjoyed”. The man appeared before Frankston Magistrates’ Court on Friday and remanded to reappear at a later date.

Stolen card used you, we will prosecute you, and where applicable we will impound your vehicle. “I encourage people to visit this magnificent attraction and enjoy the stunning views of the peninsula but we will not tolerate illegal risk-taking behaviours.”

Arthurs Seat hoons POLICE have charged 10 drivers on summons with a range of offences after a crackdown on hoon and anti-social behaviour at the summit car park at Arthurs Seat lookout, Thursday 6 February. The charges include reckless conduct endangering serious injury, criminal damage, drive in a manner dangerous, careless driving, improper use of vehicle involving loss of traction and drive vehicle causing undue noise and smoke. Two drivers have had their vehicles impounded for 30 days and a further seven have been issued with infringement and defect notices. Tyre marks, pictured, were all over the car park last week. Leading Senior Constable Barry Judge, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said: “If you come to Arthurs Seat and engage in hoon activity or anti-social behaviour, no matter where you are from, we will find

Arrest for fake gun A SOMERVILLE man was arrested last week for allegedly walking around his front yard carrying a fake gun. Neighbours spotted the 34-year-old in Claredon Drive, 1.30pm, Thursday 6 February. He was apprehended by the Critical Incident Response Unit and Somerville CIU detectives and charged with being a prohibited person in possession of an imitation firearm. He was bailed to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court in July.

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A STOLEN credit card was used to buy $300 worth of goods from Foodworks, Coles, Dan Murphy’s and Woolworths stores at Mornington and Frankston, Friday 10 January. Detective Leading Senior Constable Shane Moodie, of Somerville CIU, said the owner, a 35-year-old woman, of Mount Martha, was in Mornington at the time the wallet was stolen by a man, pictured.

Check towbar DRIVERS using towbars are being urged to check that they are properly connected to their vehicles after one was found on the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, McCrae, Wednesday 5 February. Officers on patrol found the towbar, pictured, in the middle of the outbound lanes. In December a tow bar on a road west of Melbourne was flicked up by a truck and smashed through an oncoming car’s windscreen killing a mother and injuring her baby son. Visit bddy.me/2Utbjog

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The ‘no promises’ MP runs his own race Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au NEPEAN MP Chris Brayne realised he was growing into the role when a roomful of staunch Liberals came up to shake his hand after a Sorrento Lions Christmas function at Portsea. The Labor pollie – the youngest in the state at 26 and the first ALP candidate to win the seat since it evolved from the former electorate of Dromana in 2002 – said no one had wanted to know him when he arrived. “I was reminded by the club president that I was walking into the Lion’s den and just had to smile and agree with him,” Brayne recalls. “Then, after I said my piece and held a Q&A session, I felt things were improving and, when it was all over, they all came up and wanted to shake my hand. I thought to myself: ‘Yeah, I must be doing OK’.” It was a sweet moment for the Balnarring boy who took the once-strong Liberal seat 14 months ago from long-time incumbent and retiring former minister Martin Dixon, whose office manager Russell Joseph had seemed a shoe-in to replace him. The election result, even though it was on the back of a strong ALP showing state-wide, surprised the pundits, and Brayne: “I didn’t expect to be in this role; the betting was $1.01 on Russell and $16 on me. “I stood because I love the area where I live and was raised. We live in the best part of the best country in the world. I feel blessed to be here. “I had made no campaign promises

One year in: Nepean’s Chris Brayne is growing into the role. Picture: Yanni

and so could start with a clean slate.” The irony of someone his young age representing the seat with the second oldest age demographic in the state is not lost on him. “When I go to bowls, croquet and tennis clubs the members are so much older, but I think they like me being much younger,” he said. He sees the best part of his role as doing just that – visiting clubs, community groups and schools where he is “meeting the people I represent in parliament”.

An enticement to stand in the first place was being “sick of the status quo” which saw Frankston being spoilt with a new train station, hospital upgrades and school upgrades. “I wanted to remedy that,” he said. Brayne said he would visit all the schools in his electorate to find out what they wanted to achieve “because investment in schools is crucial”. “For example, Red Hill Consolidated School had received no capital works for 50 years – yet if a school is

well resourced it will get better teachers and the students will respond,” he said. The school is now in line for a $3.2 million grant, while Dromana Secondary College will benefit from $2 million to remove asbestos and Boneo Primary School will get shade sales and a sensory garden. The grants could help counter the disturbing trend of Mornington Peninsula secondary students having a low rate of university admissions. A visit by students from Rosebud Secondary College to discuss their desire for a wellness pavilion resulted in matching $300,000 grants from state and federal governments. “I was closer to the students’ age group, which I think made it easier for them to feel relaxed and able to communicate with me,” he said. “Schools are a huge focus for me. I want to try to get to know the kids. I want to be the MP that young people feel comfortable with, so that it might help them get politically active and comfortable with politics.” Brayne said young people in Nepean were, rightly, concerned about climate change, “the biggest issue of our time”. “I’m proud to be in a government that has a target of net zero emissions by 2050.” Proof of this community view is that the seat of Nepean has the highest uptake of solar panel rebates in the state, he said. “People want to invest in green technology.” Hospital funding and homelessness are other issues requiring further consideration, he said. “When the social

housing budget is being prepared I aim to make sure Nepean gets its fair share.” “The reality is that we do have homelessness; it’s been a long builtup issue. I want to play my role and leverage social housing.” An embarrassing hiccup along the way – when he lost his licence for three months for speeding late last November – has had positive upsides. “I did the wrong thing, but the community has been very supportive,” he said. “Soon afterwards I was at McCrae carols when a taxi driver came up and asked if I needed a lift.” Someone else gave him a bike. Brayne says he will place greater emphasis on tapping into the knowledge of those with experience and understanding of the peninsula. This will include regular meetings with Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, with the first for the year this month. “I met [the mayor Cr] Sam Hearn recently and he is as passionate as I am about the peninsula.” Getting recognised in public is pleasant, but still takes some getting used to. “A guy delivering a washing machine winked at me the other day and, when I was walking to an event, a woman turned and said: “Chris Brayne, as I live and breathe. What are you doing here?” Perhaps the most satisfying comment came from a woman who said: “I didn’t vote for you but you seem OK.” The signs are positive that this young pollie will grow further into the role. Who knows, it may even become his career.

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The board that only a brother could love Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au SURFBOARD manufacturers Paul and Phil trigger are riding a wave of nostalgia. Mostly used to designing and liaising with clients over the shape and size of a custom surfboard, the two brothers are increasingly involved in restoring boards that have historical or sentimental value. In some instances, surfboards have become family heirlooms. One of the more interesting restoration jobs to come the Triggers’ way in recent months was brought in by their long time friend, former Peninsula Surf Centre proprietor, Ted Bainbridge. When shown the board Bainbridge wanted to refurbish, both in looks and function, Phil Trigger’s advice was to “bin it”. Which was something Bainbridge contemplated as he passed a builder’s skip on his way home across the Mornington Peninsula from the Trigger brothers’ Point Leo base. However, sentiment won out, and Bainbridge kept the board made more than 50 years previously by his older brother Austin, or Ocka. Later that night Phil Trigger rethought his spur-of-the-moment advice and called Bainbridge the next day: “Bring Ocka’s board back Ted, we’ll give it a go.” Ten years older than his younger brother, Austin “Ocka” Bainbridge heard the news about polyurethane blanks in 1963 and bought one home to be shaped and covered in fibreglass in the garden shed of their parents’ Noble Park home. “Mum’s best dress making scissors got covered in resin during the process and there was hell to pay, [but] it was the best thing this stoked little gremmie had ever seen,” Ted remembers. “Ocka’s okanui board was 9 foot 9 inches DECKING T/Pine 70x22 KD ACQ ........................... $2.70mt T/Pine 90x22 KD ACQ ........................... $3.50mt T/Pine 140x22 KD ACQ ......................... $6.25mt Merbau 70x19 Random ........................ $4.75mt Merbau 90x19 Random ........................ $6.50mt Merbau 140x22 Random .................... $13.95mt

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long, 23.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches thick. Initially I was not allowed to use it as the epoxy beast [Ocka’s first attempt at board making] was always available. But, gradually, I was given permission to give it a go, and I have fond memories of catching my first waves on it. “The board eventually lost favour, but did get a colour change to blue at some stage, before being relegated to the top of the wood stack beside the shed.” The board eventually made its way to the family’s Sorrento “holiday shack” before “languishing” for the past 30 years in Ted Bainbridge’s work shed at Rye. After 56 years the board had yellowed with age and the fibreglass was delaminating, or lifting off the polyurethane core. “It was basically unusable and despite numerous attempts, I could never quite take it to the tip,” Ted said. He managed to break off the board’s tail while attempting to remove the original “D” fin, but

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was happy to see “crisp white foam”. After sawing the board in half and contemplating replacing the rotted wooden stringer (running up the centre of the board for strength), he received a call from Phil Trigger: “Ted, I’ve been thinking about Austin’s old board. Bring it over and we’ll replace the stringer, glue the tail back on and see what Paul can shape out of it. “Bring an old tyre inner tube to cut up into large rubber bands to hold the blank together when we glue-up the stringer.” It all sounded so simple. What could go wrong? “Without a doubt Ted’s brother’s old board is the most difficult restoration we have ever undertaken,” Paul Trigger said. “In pulling out an accurate shape we had to lose a little of the old decayed foam with its partial coating of caramelised resin left behind when Ted skinned the board. “This was particularly hard to remove and I resorted to using a sander then flaking it off with a mini surf planer. “Phil has taken on hundreds of restorations and the secret is not to make them to perfect, but try and maintain the rich history the surfboard has for its owner.” Paul Trigger suggested making a feature of the “1960s inferior foam” by lightly tinting the bottom to highlight inconsistencies, watermarks and scars accumulated over the years. Ted Bainbridge saw the logic of making a watertight, useable board that embraced, rather than made apologies or tried to disguise its history. “The end result is a 9 foot 8 inch by 21.5 inch modern take on the old clunker that it once was,” he said. “Purists may think a board of that age should have its entire provenance retained in a restoration. I agree if it’s been made by one of our surfing legends, but for a backyard board with years of neglect, this makeover was the right thing.”

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TED Bainbridge, above and far left, and the end result of the restoration of his older brother Austin’s homemade surfboard. Phil Trigger, centre, starts work on the delaminated, broken and water-stained foam blank.

But does it surf? “I’ve had a couple of waves on it at Rye and Shoreham. It has very little rocker and tends to track in a straight line, but I’ll get it worked out eventually,” Ted said. “It’s a lovely feeling to paddle into waves on the board that gave me the initial surf stoke.” Big brother Austin is “chuffed that his old creation has a new lease of life”.

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NEWS DESK Safety check WITH almost three quarters of child car restraints incorrectly installed or used, children face serious safety risks while travelling. That’s why a free child car restraint fitting or safety check at Sorrento Community Centre next week is important. Manager Heather Barton invites parents and carers to book in for the 15-minute checks by an authorised fitter at the centre at David McFarlane Reserve (Hotham Road, Sorrento), Friday 21 February. The initiative of Kidsafe Victoria in partnership with Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is supported by the state government. Bookings are essential through eventbrite.com.au/o/kidsafe-victoria-27548961213. For help with booking call into the centre where reception staff can help from 9am-5pm daily. Details: 5984 3360.

Appeal aids families THE 2019 Food For All Christmas Appeal raised $44,934 for those in need. “This was a wonderful result,” Southern Peninsula Food For All president Ken Northwood said. “No fewer than 26 community groups, businesses and individuals boosted this figure with the largest quantity of high-quality toys we have ever received. “Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we were able to provide families in the community with 481 Christmas hampers and toys for 495 children. “The cash donations also provided us with sufficient funds to begin our 2020 weekly emergency food-aid plan.”

Conviction behind Portsea’s name LITTLE did the judge know when sentencing a 19-year-old farm labourer to spend years in Britain’s Van Dieman’s land penal colony that his actions would have a profound effect as yet unnamed town of Portsea. James Sandle Ford was transported to what was to become Tasmania aboard the Eliza in 1831, a convicted fellon because of his role in an uprising of agricultural workers. After being granted a free pardon in 1836, Ford went to Sydney in 1838, marrying Helen Sullivan in 1841. The Sullivan family had emigrated from Ireland two years earlier hoping to find employment in the Port Phillip area. History shows that Ford, discarded by Britain, had the ability to organise and grasp business opportunities as they arose. Three years after marrying Helen Sullivan he leased 30 acres of land at Point Nepean, the start of a career that would see him credited with naming Portsea, probably after an area near Portsmouth, the last place he saw in England as the Eliza sailed south in 1831. Ford became an influential member of the community, building the first pier at Portsea from which to ship produce to Melbourne; helping establish the Point Nepean National School; holding a publican’s licence and running a rooming house, which was eventually transformed into the Nepean Hotel (demolished in 1971). Ford was 79 when he died in 1890, but his contribution to to developing the Portsea area lives on in the town’s avenue of Cypress pines and now a

Setting record straight: Carol Darroch and Joan Hoskins with the sign telling the story of James Ford’s life and association with Portsea. Ms Darroch is Ford’s great, gtreat, grand daughter. Picture: Supplied

reserve in Wattle Grove. A sign at the reserve traces Ford’s life, and that of some of the eight children he had with Helen Sullivan. Joan Hoskins worked with his great great granddaughter Carol Darroch,

Nepean Historical Society and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council “to ensure that the last remaining parcel of land which had formed part of his original land holding was appropriately named the James Ford Reserve”.

“He owned land from Point Nepean through to what is now Wattle Grove in Portsea,” Ms Hoskins said. The reserve joins the two sections of Wattle Grove, which is not a through road for vehicles. Ms Hoskins said that the Melway street directly incorrectly shows “an area on the wrong side of Wattle Grove marked as the James Ford Reserve”. “It never had this name and was never part of his land holding. The register of reserves has no record of the name there either. But the shire has verified where it was meant to be and is now named.” Ms Hoskins managed the Sorrento Cemetery for 10 years where she found the family connections to be “fascinating”. “I have lived in Portsea now for nearly 40 years and so know where everyone fits,” she said. Discovering mistake in the street directory brought Ms Hoskins into contact with Ford’s descendants, eventually leading to the naming of the historically “correct” reserve. Keith Platt

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‘TORNVILLA’ CIRCA 1877 ONE of the peninsula’s hidden gems, ‘Tornville’ is a property we have all flashed by on our drive down the freeway and for most of us probably never realised was there. An engaging step back in time, this charming heritage home will create an instant attraction for those with a genuine admiration for the grace of the Victorian era with the sturdy cottage, built in 1877, originally owned by the prominent Cairns family. Bestowing a peaceful, quaint atmosphere upon all who visit, the simple floorplan comprises two established bedrooms, the large master bedroom has a decorative fireplace and built-in robes, and a separate study can be a third bedroom if required. The formal lounge retains many period features with a mantle above the original fireplace which now houses a crackling wood heater and the high ceilings are adorned with ornate cornices. A combined dining room and kitchen has a pleasant outlook to a sea of green and a wall of windows fills the space with plenty of natural light. The kitchen has a healthy amount of cupboard space, there is a stainless-steel dual sink and set into the original hearth is an electric oven. It is the delightful outdoor zones however that typify this period of homes and here is no exception with verandahs to all sides and a brick pathway leading along to the old outhouse and dairy. The home does have a full bathroom and a separate laundry. The magnificent grounds measure about 3662 square metres and boast wondrous cottage gardens and majestic gums that combine to provide serene shady spaces for outdoor fun and relaxation. Set in a minimal local traffic area, the possibilities here include a full restoration of the original home or subdivide (STCA) to take full advantage of the fantastic location, close to the cafes and beaches of McCrae.n

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ADDRESS: 14-16 Morris Road, McCRAE FOR SALE: Expressions Of Interest Closing Monday 16th March DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1 car AGENT: Darren Sadler 0448 947 622, Granger Estate Agents, 2327 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 8800 mpnews.com.au

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Just listed.

Just listed.

Rosebud 115 Eighth Avenue

Capel Sound 33 Violet Street

Beach Sanctuary.

Impeccable Residence, Steps To The Beach.

* Cute, low maintenance home with plenty of character on an 400sqm block * Open plan kitchenm and living area boasting original polished floor boards * Kitchen with 900mm gas cook top, dishwasher and a pantry. * Original third bedroom is now a formal dining area adjoining the large lounge * Undercover timber deck with steps leading up to low-maintenance gardens * Both bedrooms have built-in robes, powder room and main bathroom * Close to all that Rosebud has to offer

* Stunning townhouse presented in as new condition * Polished Tasmanian Oak floorboards * Open plan kitchen and living area on the ground level * Spacious alfresco deck * Excellent kitchen with stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances * Three bedrooms; master with walk in robe and ensuite * Second living area upstairs plus main bathroom

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AUCTION

Saturday 14 March 12:30pm

CONTACT Paul Cunnington 0457 047 962 Clare Black 0409 763 261

AUCTION

Saturday 28 March 12:30pm

CONTACT Paul Cunnington 0457 047 962 Clare Black 0409 763 261

INSPECT As advertised

Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880

INSPECT As advertised

Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880

Just listed.

Rosebud 5a Overlea Avenue

Capel Sound 67 Eighth Avenue

High On The Hill.

Only One Left.

* Beautifully presented brick home set on a 377sqm (approx.) block * Llovely light filled living area and open plan modern kitchen with meals area * Three bedrooms with BIR’s and ceiling fans all share the renovated bathroom * Hardwood floors throughout, air conditioning * Single carport * A home not to be missed that will appeal to holiday home hunters, downsizers, first home buyers and the astute investor alike.

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Saturday 14 March 11:00am INSPECT As advertised

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1 CONTACT Clare Black 0409 763 261 Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880

* Recently completed townhouse with an attractive street frontage * Three bedrooms; downstairs master with ensuite & walk through robe * Well-equipped kitchen featuring stone benchtops and s/steel appliances * Two open plan living areas open to a large alfresco entertaining zone * Landscaped grounds serviced by a 2000Lt water tank & pump * 6 star energy rated property comes with remainder of builders warranty * Double remote garage and five air-conditioning units.

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FOR SALE PRICE GUIDE $690,000 - $740,000

2 CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Milly Smith 0455 458 296 Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880

INSPECT As advertised

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Just listed.

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Rye 19 Sinclair Avenue

Rosebud 21 Lockhart Drive

Easy Stroll To Town And The Foreshore.

Exclusive Country Club Living.

* Set on an impressive 1077sqm (approx) lot comes this re-furbished brick home * Located close to shops and services along Point Nepean Road, the foreshore and primary school * Renovated kitchen and bathroom * Set behind high secure gates in a tightly held location * Gas ducted heating, reverse cycle air-conditioning & continuous flow hot water * Single carport & lock up garage

* Adjacent to Rosebud Country Club, this traditional ranch style home is set on a 4300sqm (approx) block * Extremely quiet and sought after area, close to schools & transport * Formal and casual living zones plus dining areas and well-equipped kitchen * Four bedrooms, master with walk in robe and ensuite * Separate studio or possibly a fifth bedroom * Sunny full length paved undercover entertaining area

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Saturday 7 March 12:30pm INSPECT As advertised

3 CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Milly Smith 0455 458 296 Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880

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CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Milly Smith 0455 458 296 Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880

Saturday 14 March 2:00pm INSPECT As advertised

Just listed.

Capel Sound 3/28 Broadway

Safety Beach 1/178 Dromana Parade

Quietly Tucked Away At The Rear Of The Block.

Just One Street Back From The Beach.

* Quietly set at the rear of a smart development with two generous living areas and three bedrooms; main with FES. * Well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, stone benchtops and breakfast bar. * Reverse cycle air conditioning throughout * Double garage * Private courtyard and sunny timber deck to the second level. * Offering contemporary living in a great location.

* As-new 18 month old residence with modern open plan living * Polished hardwood floors and stunning floor to ceiling Italian tiles * Three bedrooms, master with dressing room and luxurious ensuite * Home office or fourth bedroom * Fully equipped kitchen with Ilve appliances and stone prep area * Sunny landscaped grounds with hot & cold outdoor shower * Timber deck for easy indoor to outdoor entertaining

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Saturday 28 March 2:00pm INSPECT As advertised

Wednesday, 19th February 2020

4 CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Milly Smith 0455 458 296 Barry Plant Rosebud 5986 8880

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2 & 3/9 Seaton Road, Mornington Luxury by the beach is yours for the taking in one of Mornington’s most keenly sought-after beachside locations within the Dava precinct with these three state-of-the-art residences currently under construction. Designed to reflect the demand for quality custom-built low-maintenance surroundings, the designer detail, expansive floorplans offering three bedroom two bathroom accommodation, seamless outdoor entertaining areas, zoned living, luxuriant stone and Smeg kitchen and deluxe ground-floor main bedroom suite provide exemplary comfort within a few minutes’ walk of Fossil Beach and close to Dave Drive Village, Main Street’s cafes, Bentons Square, Campbell Reserve, transport and schools.

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69A Hove Road, Rosebud This brand new single-level north-facing three bedroom, 2.5 bathroom residence has been custom designed for the downsizer who demands the best. Executed by one of Mornington Peninsula’s most experienced developers, the home is luxuriously appointed and considered. Low-maintenance in design and upkeep, this stylish home offers bright unrestricting north-facing open plan living and dining merging with a fabulous hardwood entertaining deck, sleek stone and Westinghouse kitchen, luxury master bedroom suite, hardwood flooring, climate control and double remote garage with internal access. Brilliantly located opposite Bay Views Golf Course and convenient to cafes, Rosebud shopping, buses and the beach.

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Darren Sadler: 0448 947 622 darren.sadler@granger.com.au

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A celebration of style with a touch of the tropics, this spacious residence in a peaceful precinct brings modern beach living to the fore. Walking distance to school and minutes to the foreshore and the freeway, it´s perfectly positioned to deliver a relaxed Peninsula lifestyle. Big bedrooms, generous living and Balinese-style gardens give this single-level jewel a spirit of its own.

Inspection: Price Guide:

As advertised $790,000 - $869,000

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Tony Ladiges / 0414 905 873 tonyladiges@stonerealestate.com.au Callum Lee / 0428 237 974 callumlee@stonerealestate.com.au

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AGENTS CHOICE

MULTIPLE LIVING OPTIONS

BEACHSIDE HOME AMONG THE TREETOPS

OFFERING multiple living options with a vast and generous floor plan that encompasses grand living across both levels, this stately brick home features two bed and breakfast suites upstairs and comfortable formal and dining areas downstairs. One of the upstairs suites enjoys a private balcony with a view of the bay and both share a small kitchenette and lounge room. Fusing modern urban living with period charm, the large downstairs kitchen with casual meals zone features a heritage range Ilve cooker and American oak cabinetry, and from here you can step out to the rear timber deck. Two more bedrooms also have an ensuite and there are charming fireplaces to the formal lounge and dining rooms. At the rear of the 871 square metre block is a self-contained two bedroom studio with carport and a separate single garage.n

ENJOYING a spectacular outlook across the treetops that delivers an enticing sense of isolation, this quirky timber residence offers the mood and character of a remote mountain lodge, yet is just moments from Ranelagh Beach and Mt Eliza shops. Making great use of the 1300 square metre block that is full of rustic native gardens that meander downwards to the Earimil Creek Bushland Reserve, this four-bedroom home has been purpose-built for guest accommodation or extended families with a second kitchenette servicing the lower level. A grand main lounge and dining room have soaring timber-lined ceilings with an adjoining solid timber kitchen featuring an Asko dishwasher and gas cooktop. The master bedroom has an ensuite, with the self-contained lower level including three more bedrooms, a dual-entry bathroom and the lounge area with kitchen. There is fantastic scope here for new owners to value add to the property with an easy modern makeover, however the home does includes ducted heating and air conditioning. From the street a sweeping driveway leads up to a double carport.n

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ADDRESS: 131 Koornalla Crescent, MOUNT ELIZA FOR SALE: $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 DESCRIPTION: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car AGENT: Louise Lupton 0414 525 298, Lupton Ferguson Real Estate, 5 Davies Avenue, Mount Eliza, 9787 6650

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Buyers with dreams of coming home to their very own private oasis prepare to swoon. Step inside and soak up the ambiance of this superbly presented 4BR home surrounded by lush gardens with living zones spilling out onto large terraces for perfect summer entertaining. Located just a stroll to the bay beach, easy walk to Rye township, this property is perfectly positioned for the astute buyer to secure a first class merger of lifestyle and location. Land size 987sqm approx.

363 Bayview Road, ROSEBUD

3 View Road, RYE $1,325,000 - $1,425,000

SAM CROWDER 0403 893 724 SALLY JOHNSTONE 0417 577 194

SALLY JOHNSTONE 0417 577 194 SAM CROWDER 0403 893 724

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Beachside Development Site

When Convenience is King!

MornIngton 125 Tanti Avenue

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MornIngton 5/3 King Street

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• In an enviable position with Bay glimpses, this stylish home will inspire a peaceful lifestyle only metres to the Esplanade

For sale $1,250,000

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• Flexible floor-plan offers dual living areas, 3 bedrooms and 2 bath plus powder room

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Mandy castle 0407 855 585 mandy.castle@jlbre.com

• Both levels of this home boast airy 9ft ceilings and the convenience of RC air-con, DGH and ducted vacuum

cameron McDonald 0418 330 916 ruralsales@jlbre.com.au

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• Two levels of spacious living & entertaining spread out over approx 35 squares

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Stuart cox 0417 124 707 stuartc@jlbre.com.au

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SaFety Beach 8 Seaspray Close

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THE PENINSULA’S ONLY EXCLUSIVELY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT Business Sale - Mornington Peninsula

Business Sale - Mornington Peninsula Mowing and Maintenance Service

Stumpmen Stump Removal • Successful business operating for over 23 years • Servicing the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas • Specialising in all aspects of stump removal from residential and commercial properties • Up to two weeks training provided • Sole operator with few overheads

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Sale Price: $300,000 Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

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Business Sale - Mornington

For Lease - Frankston

Main Street Cafe

Retail / Office Space

• Well known beach end café • Large takings with small overheads • Inside and outside seating • Extremely Profitable • Still time to get in and benefit from the summer trade. ACT NOW!

•Huge first floor office space of approx. 220sqm • Large outside area • Situated on busy Nepean Highway • Three separate entrances so could easily be split

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Unique Main Street Cafe

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Sale Price: $55,000 Offers Considered Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: $120,000 (Fit-out Only) Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

• Café offering breakfast, lunch, cakes & Keto menus • Huge Keto following; the only one supplying such products in Melbourne. • Suit ambitious chef or husband and wife team. • Great hours - Mon-Fri 6am-3pm & Sat 7am-2pm

• Ideal opportunity for someone looking to start their • Ideally located on busy Point Nepean Road own business as all the hard work has been done • Well-presented space of approx. 100sqm • Sale includes fitted out vehicle, tools, plant and • Adjoining laneway equipment, social media shout outs, pricelists, • Lots of natural light through the large front windows accounting software and data base.

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Business Sale - Mornington

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• Superb fitout in dining and kitchen areas • Excellent rent of $3,800 pcm + GST + OG • Great takings combined with excellent lease terms • Excellent location in Mornington with large customer base developed through theme nights & social media Sale Price: $145,000 Contact: Andrew Walsh 0419 889 353

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Meet the PRINCIPAL DROMANA

College

It is a privilege to be the Principal of Dromana College and I delight in the opportunity to share with the wider community our success as a high performing school of academic excellence. I would like to begin by congratulating the whole college community on a fantastic 2019, with our students having achieved excellence in a diverse range of learning programs and co-curricular activities. Our students are challenged, motivated and engaged by interesting, exciting and relevant curriculum that caters for their needs.

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A C H I E V E R S PATRICK MACDONALD, JESSICA LAZNER (DUX) AND SAMUEL MARR

Dromana College is extremely proud of the outstanding VCE results achieved by the 2019 Year 12 student cohort. Our excellent VCE results clearly position Dromana College as the college of academic excellence within the local community once again, bearing testament to the engaging, comprehensive and sequential learning program delivered throughout Years 7 to 12. Whilst we have great pride in our exceptional results and continue to set new benchmarks, our community can rest assured that we will strive for continuous improvement in our engaging and rigorous teaching and learning program. Dromana College gives first priority to Literacy and Numeracy as the core and essential building blocks which underpin all learning, and which enable students to excel so that they can achieve their personal best. Students thrive in our supportive culture of high expectations, where our excellent teachers are seen as the most important resource in facilitating student success. Our hard working and dedicated staff clearly understand their core business: focusing on effective teaching and learning and improving student outcomes. We also encourage and promote an extensive extra and co-curricula program to ensure that students have the right balance alongside their academic endeavors. This is further complemented by our outstanding college facilities, providing an environment which is conducive to learning whilst also promoting a safe and orderly school. Each graduating student in the Dromana College ‘Class of 2019’ can look forward, with great confidence, to a successful future as a well-rounded and high achieving young adult, ready and equipped to begin their post-school journey. For the overwhelming majority of our graduates, this includes admission into the university course of their first choice. At Dromana College we provide a steadfast guarantee to our community that we will work tirelessly to continue our impressive trend of outstanding results for all students. Congratulations and best wishes to our ‘Class of 2019’ who have further consolidated our position as the school of academic choice on the Mornington Peninsula. Simon Jones Assistant Principal – Senior School

As I contemplate the year ahead, I again return to the greatest strengths of our school, the relationships between staff and students and the sense of belonging that our community fosters. The learning relationship of our students with their teachers and vice versa is exemplary, built on the college values of respect, integrity, personal best and responsibility and underpinned by clear learning intentions. The college’s well established vision continues to deliver excellent outcomes for all our students. In 2019 Dromana College students out performed all other local secondary providers. More than 90% of our Year 12 students achieved above the state mean. An independent whole school review of the college programs, relationships and achievements, determined Dromana College to be a high performing school of academic excellence. The report also commended the expansion of our school’s extra curricula enhancement programs to include Athletics, Dance, Science and Technology, Design, Basketball, Football, Swimming, Sailing, Aerobics and Cycling which run adjacent to the school day. The outlook for 2020 is outstanding. Our focus, as always, is to deliver the best academic outcomes for all our students. At the same time, we have committed additional resources to the redevelopment of our Year 11 Learning Area to complement our continuous cycle of facilities upgrades. The college values are at the core of our commitments, and underpin the strong sense of wellbeing and community that our school enjoys

ALAN MARR PRINCIPAL DROMANA COLLEGE

110 Harrisons Road, Dromana, VIC 3936 Phone: 03 5987 2805 email: dromana.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au www.dsc.vic.edu.au

As the highest performing secondary school on the Mornington Peninsula, Dromana College will continue to work tirelessly to develop and consolidate the many exemplary educational programs on offer. With outstanding facilities, a committed professional staff and a caring school community, students are challenged to explore their interests and talents to achieve their personal best.

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LETTERS

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

Minister for non-services and bureaucrats to blame Who was the academic idiot bureaucrat and federal minister for human non-services that made the decision to close Mornington Centrelink and Medicare offices even without informing Flinders MP, Health Minister Greg Hunt (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). I note that [Government Services] Minister Stuart Robert is a close friend of the prime minister [Scott Morrison], even sharing a house while in Canberra, and is the Assistant Treasurer. Perhaps the motivation is to allow the federal treasurer to achieve his surplus, regardless of the inconvenience and cost to the local community of pensioners? So, what next? Are Rosebud, Frankston and Cranbourne also to be closed? These so-called bureaucrats expect us all to use the internet to deal with the department, regardless of age and experience with that procedure. From personal experience, being a very senior senior, I updated assets (with the help of family) on the system and was told I would be contacted by the department, as the figure was in excess to the “noffn”, whatever that is. However, I heard nothing further for a few weeks and had to contact Greg Hunt’s office to ascertain what they were seeking. His office advised that they required further documentation, which was immediately supplied in person to the Rosebud Centrelink office. Six months later I received an account for payment from Centrelink for a $100 overpayment of the age pension. It is about time these overpaid academic Idiots, bureaucrats and politicians spent more time and effort in improving the system, as opposed to reducing further inadequate services to the community. But we can only blame ourselves can’t we, as we elected them. Robert Troutbeck, Boneo

Callous closure After reeling at the lack of action on such things as climate change and sports rorts, I thought that at least we could rely on being looked after [by the federal government]. Not the case - front page news regarding the closure of Mornington Centrelink blew this dream to bits (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). What callous lack of thinking allowed the federal government to attack the most disadvantaged of our community by making it near impossible to keep appointments or conduct Centrelink business vital to their welfare? It is already an appalling state of affairs that allows Newstart recipients to attempt to survive on $275 a week without placing this hardship upon them. It would also be well advised to think of aged pensioners and people with disabilities among others and treat them with compassion, not callousness. I would urge [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt to urgently raise this matte in Parliament to prevent this astonishing action. Concerned members of the public can also contact their local member to urgently stop this abuse of our most vulnerable. Mel Farnbach, Balnarring

Shabby treatment [Flinders MP] MP Greg Hunt, and our whole Mornington Peninsula community, are being treated rather shabbily by the Morrison government. Closing Centrelink and Medicare access to a large portion of the peninsula is cavalier (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). Is this the first move towards privatisation of these services? Reducing staff numbers of a service already well understaffed, would make this an attractive proposition for some carpetbagger friends of our corruption-prone government. After raising my concerns about this with Mr Hunt, he assured me that he’s working terribly hard on a reversal of this sorry decision. It’s not that the peninsula is blessed with the greatest public transport system so people can access services many miles away. Which leads me to the question, where is our Liberal state MP for Mornington [David Morris] when you need him? Rupert Steiner, Balnarring

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Pain and suffering Is [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt (also the Health Minister) willing to stand by while some faceless minister from Canberra closes Centrelink? Is he aware of the pain, the suffering, the inconvenience this causes? What does he care, he is a politician [and] they don’t listen to ordinary people. Maybe it is helping to balance the budget. Terry Catlow, Mornington

Robodebt extortion What a despicable act by our (so-called) Liberal government in closing the Mornington Centrelink and Medicare offices (“Centrelink shutdown” The News 11/2/20). Our seemingly ineffectual Flinders MP Greg Hunt, reckons he didn’t know. Tell that to the judge at the next election. We need to know who authorised this malicious act, and why. Or will it remain a state secret? Clearly, welfare recipients, be they aged or other pensioners, or desperately destitute Newstart recipients, are not worth taxpayers’ dollars for assistance at a Mornington office, whereas $100 million strategically spent for “sports grants” is a valuable investment to keep a few MPs in power. With private health insurance in rapid decline, any surreptitious injury possible to Medicare is beneficial. Thousands of our unworthy untouchables are homeless because they can’t afford rent, or penniless because they can. A great many of these don’t want or need a computer and internet plan to communicate with Centrelink and fill in forms. Too many can’t. Was our local office overwhelmed by the response to the illegal “robodebt” racket? Or by pensioners like me who, following due process, reported the death of a loved one and was subsequently unceremoniously directed to pay to Centrelink, the loved one’s $20,000 alleged debt, without evidence, statement or invoice? Just send the money. This would be criminal extortion in any other country, since I had no liability for this debt. Ignoring these people doesn’t work, you have to eyeball them and sort them out. Centrelink needs radical reform, a new start, from top to bottom, especially customer nonservice. Sack the incompetent and arrogant and keep our absolutely essential offices here (providing there are enough surviving employees). Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Distrust over airfield Having been embarrassed into allowing the Tyabb air show to proceed due to community pressure, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is now moving to restrict future airfield operations. The 17 February planning services committee meeting aims to restrict the airport, flying school and other businesses. Why? Is it because of complaints from a ratepayers group? Or to facilitate what I regard as the inappropriate Stuart Road high density development next to the airport on “rural residential” land. That’s 252 houses on 25 acres. This recent council agitation against the airport coincides with that lifestyle development proposal and with a change in council’s “openness” with respect to the airport. Council sought airport cooperation for a noise survey in February 2019, the report was to be made available to Peninsula Aero Club as a basis for it to formulate a voluntary unenforceable master plan. Council refused to release the report. Why? Did it show noise is not an issue and therefore ratepayer complaints are not justified, or did it reveal council should never have allowed the existing Stuart Road development? On the understanding the legal opinion would be shared, council sought and received assistance from PAC as council investigated airport permits and operations. PAC cooperated, council then refused to share the opinion. So much for trust and cooperation.

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This attitude from council leads to mistrust. Now the air show is imminent council intends to recommence its attacks on the airport, flying school and airport businesses. This is a waste of community rates in what promise to be an expensive legal battle. It makes one wonder if these councillors deserve re-election, or is this attack coming from within the planning department for other undisclosed reasons? Maybe the state government should intervene. Ian Johnson, Somerville So Mornington Peninsula Shire wants more power under the planning laws (“Shire wants more power under planning laws” The News 5/2/20)). It would be inappropriate to grant this shire more powers because they do not wield the powers they already have in a responsible manner. One need only consider last year’s episode when the shire planning department issued written stop work notices to aviation-related businesses at Tyabb Airfield, including the flying school. Despite numerous requests for information from the shire, no valid reasons have been given for this action. Some commentators have speculated that the shire is trying to close down the airfield to enable property development that would otherwise be incompatible with the airfield. An obvious example is the current attempt to develop a retirement village on the airfield boundary. It is unfortunate that these activities by the shire are occurring at a time when the City of Casey is under the microscope for alleged corruption.One wonders if all councils need to be scrutinised more closely by an independent authority. Mornington Peninsula Shire must not be given additional planning powers. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Eric Collier, Somerville

Time to serve I do like to read the letters each week, but I am slowly being disillusioned by the names of John Cain, Rupert Steiner, Brian A Mitchelson and, occasionally, Joe Lenzo. I agree that we have our own disillusioned bias as being irrefutable, a Labor, Liberal or Greens philosophical follower, but I think it is about time that these participants in the letters furore call it a day on blaming one party or another party. They may claim we are not doing enough for the climate and they read what they want to read and interpret what suits their philosophy and do not seem to see there is another side. We are, as a nation/state/community, called upon to help. Help comes in many ways, donations of money, time and labour. I would like to know if the above named have made any such donations or just spend time criticising and making judgements on the merits and faults of others. I can find fault with a lot of things in my life, and I endeavour to correct them, without castigating myself or others that maybe involved. I think it’s about time these letter writers take a good look at themselves and, instead of criticising, decide that unless it is anything of benefit to the universe/globe/Australia/and the Mornington Peninsula, they stop their belly-aching and reconsider what they could do for Earth and the peninsula. They should cast aside their political values and think, not of themselves and their political ideology, and suggest what we can do to assist our planet and community, in a way that may benefit everybody, and just not themselves. David Lines, Tyabb

Ironic backlash Oh the irony of it! Graham Griffth announces that we need “pearls of wisdom and humour” in the letters page and need a break from the “loony lefties” that presently dominate (“Need writers with humour and pearls of wisdom” Letters 4/2/20). While he makes a valid point, surely he didn’t think that said loonies would simply sail off into the sunset and disappear? Opinionated people never do that. Politics 101 guidelines are clear: the best form of defense is attack. And boy, didn’t they all come out fighting? With vehement indignation they penned some of their best intellectual garbage (disguised as pearls of wisdom) to date (“Creative criticism”, “Hidden humour”,

“Misguided humour” and “Right name callers” Letters 12/2/20). So Graham, that idea backfired spectacularly didn’t it? Don’t be discouraged it’s all quite humorous really. Peter Evans, Mt. Martha

The right links There are many right wing equivalents (cantankerous conservatives, witless wits, reasonless righties) to the loony left. Here’s just a few of the many: The Collation, the True Blue Crew, the United Patriots Front, Fraser Anning’s Conservative National Party, the Antipodean Resistance, Australian Defence League, Australia First Party, Hellenic Nationalists of Australia, Patriotic Youth League, Proud Boys, Reclaim Australia, Rise Up Australia Party, United Patriots Front and, of course, One Nation. The list goes on but I have a word limit on my thesis. Every extremist killing in the US in 2018 had a link to a right-wing extremism, according to a January 2019 report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Centre on Extremism. The findings are consistent with other recent research on rightwing extremism in the US, which shows it’s on the rise. The threat from extreme rightwing terrorism in Australia has increased, ASIO says And almost all of these are perpetuated by white people, many who use the Bible to justify their actions. Joe Lenzo, Safety Beach

Continuing debate Geez, the holidays went quick. Michael G Free is back in print full of inaccuracies as usual (“Hidden humour” Letters 11/2/20). I used Tuvalu as an example of inundation however, other islands such as the Marshall Islands and Nauru are another couple to be going on with. He makes much of the display of children in a wading pool and I found his description of the woman very sexist by unnecessarily referring to her size. He probably thought that was humorous. That display was highlighting the threat of inundation. Michael would have seen film footage of water slowly creeping over the land and swallowing the beachfront of Pacific Islands. If there had been a threat of sea level rising while [Prime Minister] Scott [Morrison] was there, he would have been on the first plane out of there. What Morrison witnessed was a token of the islanders’ problem, much like the token he displayed when he came sashaying into Parliament hugging his lump of coal, declaring his love and devotion to the coal industry. I’m glad Michael was amused at the plight of Tuvaluans. My highlight was sometime back when Michael suggested all was well, regarding climate change with us, because it wasn’t happening in the Southern Hemisphere. A real belly laugh that one. John Cain, McCrae

Price of delivery I too want to share my concerns about the roundabout at the Jetty Road and freeway intersection (“Upgrade delay” Letters 11/2/20). I often avoid this intersection because of safety and congestion problems. I am also interested to know when {Flinders MP] Greg Hunt will honour his election promises. He promised to deliver the Jetty Road overpass. If he wants to win again, he needs to deliver on his promises. This is why [Premier Daniel] Andrews won the state election, because he promised to remove 50 level crossings and he actually kept his promise. It’s not rocket science. Eileen Lambert, Rosebud

Poo survey A 2019 Pets in Australia report tells us we live with more than five million companion dogs. That’s a whole lot of dog poo to deal with. I’m a PhD student at CQUniversity and a dog owner. I’m researching whether we can compost dog poo at home and make it safe for use in backyard vege gardens. An important part of my study is finding out how much poo dogs produce, whether their owners pick it up, what they use and what they do with it. My online survey is short, anonymous, and seeks dog owners’ views and habits around collection and disposal of dog poo. Any Australian dog owner over 13 can participate at www. surveymonkey.com/r/DogFaecesDisposal Emily Bryson, Lockleys, South Australia


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The Red Hill Show - Create your show experience ENTRIES are still open for the 92nd Red Hill Show to be held on Saturday the 7th of March. The Red Hill Showgrounds come alive with the festivities of one the State’s most popular agricultural shows. Kids and Adults can enjoy a full day of activities at this “Community Event of the Year 2019”, now in it’s 92nd year run by the Red Hill Agricultural & Horticultural Society. Visit our website and enter online: www. redhillshow.com.au/forms $10 Kids | $20 Adults | $60 Family | $10 Student & Pensioner Once you enter the showgrounds pavilions, activites, entertainment and RIDES FREE (with exception to a few) including mountainboards workshop, rock climbing, Cha Cha, mechanical bull ride, cup n saucer, pony rides, wildlife encounters, baby animal petting farm, face painting and so much more. Kids can enter the demo fuselage of a Royal Flying Doctors aeroplane or have fun with Red Hill Tennis activities. Kids and adults can win great prizes in the good old Bata Gumboot Toss at 11.30 or watch the amazing Fly Dogs perform all on the bottom oval. The Mornington Peninsula Paddock has some

of our finest producers so don’t forget to bring along your market bags for fresh produce, breads, jams and more. Join the Peninsula Wildflowers ‘Bouquet workshop’ at 1pm. Taste the awarded ciders in the 4th Cider Show and enjoy demonstrations on the MPP Stage with Australia’s Chef of the Year, Michael Cole, pasta making with Kobi Jacks and sausage making with Sonya from Woolumbi Farm. Aside from the remarkable array of animals including Clydesdales, cattle, sheep, alpacas, poultry, minature goats, pet fancy rats, working dogs and more, we are thrilled to have a sheep shearing showing us his trade. There will also be woodturning, spinning and weaving demonstrations and vintage farming equipment. And we are pleased to welcome you to Enjoy refreshments at the new Community Corner with Willum Warrain Indigenous kids caravan and other great community groups. Pavilions will be filled with flowers, fruit, vegetables, honey, cooking, craft, photography and art. For show enquiries: ph:5989 2357 e:info@redhillshow.com.au www.redhillshow.com.au

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Sorrento and Queenscliff at11am. There is even a special vegan brunch and bottomless brunch (where the cocktails are bottomless). You certainly won’t leave hungry, or thirsty for that matter! High Tea on the High Seas is great fun throughout the year with various themes including a Chocolate twist for Easter, Gin High Tea and a bottomless sparkling wine version in May to celebrate Mother’s Day. The Bloke’s High Tea for Father’s Day is great fun and includes a specially created menu of sliders, pies and a paddle of beer for dad from breweries on both sides of the bay. Gourmands will love the Captains Lunch. The monthly epicurean events run on the first Saturday of each month departing from both Queenscliff and Sorrento and feature a producer handpicked from either Mornington or Bellarine Peninsula. These producers are showcased during a relaxing three course lunch on a two hour return sail aboard a magnificent Searoad Ferries vessel. More at: www.searoad.com.au

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Returned soldier dead after being thrown from horse Compiled by Cameron McCullough A SAD fatality took place on Sunday last, the victim being Mr Angus Sharkey, who was visiting at “Beachleigh,” the residence of Mrs Forster, Mornington Road. Deceased was riding on the road in the vicinity of the Mornington racecourse, when he was thrown from his horse, and falling on his head, received such injuries as to cause death to ensue very shortly after. Deceased, who was 21 years of age, was a returned soldier. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the interment taking place in the Frankston cemetery with military honors. The coffin was mounted on a gun-carriage and a large numbers of returned men headed the cortege. The following Returned Soldiers acted as pallbearers – Messrs J. C. Murphy, C. Bunney, Petrie, Anderson, Watson, and R. McKenzie. The Rev. A. P. McFarlane officiated at the graveside. *** THE modern plate glass windows, recently added to the premises of Messrs G. E. Rogers and Son, ironmongers, Playne street, attracted considerable attention during the week. More anon. *** IT is announced in our advertising columns that a grand Gymkhana will be held at Hastings on Easter Monday, under the auspices of the Hastings branch of the Returned Soldiers’ Association and the Brass Band. The programme will be adver-

tised later. Mr. J. Bickley is the hon. secretary. *** A SPLENDID line of preserving jars just arrived at G E Rogers & Son. *** A GRAND ball and supper to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day will be held in the Hastings Catholic School Hall on Friday, 19th March. Tickets will be sold at 3/-, 2/-, and 1/-. *** HOUSEWIVES will be interested in the new method of bottling fruit. Outfits now on view at G. E. Rogers and Son. *** MR. Percy Lyon announces that he has purchased the business lately carried on by Mr. A Shannon, of Frankston. Mr. Lyon, who is a returned soldier, is a practical baker and pastry cook, and is soliciting a share of public patronage. He undertakes to produce an article that will give entire satisfaction. *** LIEUT. H. W. James, who has seen service with the A.I.F., will give a lantern lecture entitled.”With the Fighting Forces Abroad,” in the Methodist Church, Frankston, on Thursday evening next, at 8 o’clock. *** CR. W. J Oates needs no introduction to the public of Frankston. It will give satisfaction to many to know, however, that he his entered into the business circle of the town, and will materially strengthen the ranks of the progressive commercial men who are endeavouring to push forward the

interests of the town. Mr. Oates announces in another column that he has purchased the business known as the “Frankston Dairy”, lately conducted by Messrs. Peebles and Strong. He intends to conduct the business on up-to-date lines, and guarantees an absolutely pure milk supply, direct from his own well-known dairy farm. *** We have been requested by. Mr. W. Minton, the Hon. Supt. of the Melbourne Ragged Boys’ Home, to acknowledge the receipt of a donation of £1 from Mr. R. R. Drake, the Treasurer of the “Seagull Swimming Club”, Long Island, Frankston, which amount has been accepted with many thanks, on behalf of the Boys’ Home on Oliver’s Hill, Frankston. *** LAST Sunday afternoon the Wattle Club entertained a number of invalid soldiers at Frankston. The following extract from the weekly report of the Red Cross V.M.C. speaks for itself: “Sunday was another ideal day for motoring, and the boys thoroughly enjoyed the run to Frankston, where they were entertained by the ladies of the “Wattle Club.” (The roads just past Moorabbin Station, until nearing Cheltenham, are fast falling into a very hard state, and a new track is being cut by the motorists on the south side. It is to be hoped that those responsible will take the repairs in hand quickly). The usual generous hospitality prevailed. There is always a special “personal touch” at Frankston – music and songs passed the afternoon

away. Our genial V.P. No. 3, in a delightfully ethereal vein, returned thanks on behalf of the V.M.C and the boys. He must have more opportunities of disclosing his hidden treasures of speech. The return trip was made at 4.30, and it is pleasing to relate that tyre troubles were absent on both outward and homeward journeys. Twenty-two cars were present.” *** THE many friends of Cr H. E. Unthank, of Hastings, will regret to learn that he was the victim of a serious riding accident yesterday. From particulars to hand it appears he was rounding up sheep on horse back in one of his home paddocks, when the horse fell and rolled on him. Mr Unthank when discovered some hours later was suffering excruciating pain, and his agony was so great that his friends desisted in their efforts to remove him to the homestead. The sufferer was made as comfortable as possible pending the arrival of medical aid which had been summoned by telephone. Dr Maxwell was speedily in attendance, and affording what relief was possible had the patient removed to St Pancras Private Hospital. *** OUR LETTER BOX To the Editor, Sir, I am extremely glad to see by your last number that the Frankston Gas and Electric Co. comes in for some well merited criticism. Yours is not the only complaint that I have heard, and such occur-

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Pearcedale pounded, Carrum fall short despite big total, Seaford miss by two runs By Brodie Cowburn

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PEARCEDALE have slumped to an outright loss against Long Island. Long Island put on an aggressive display on day one, replying to Pearcedale’s first innings score of 71 with 1/128. They declared after just 22 overs, sending Pearcedale back in to face the music again on day two. Adam Tweddle was the star of the show on day two, posting figures of 5/27 off 19 overs to inflict further misery onto Pearcedale. After 45 overs, Pearcedale were dismissed for 56. To lock in an outright win, Long Island came in for one over and put the final two runs needed on the board. Despite an impressive showing from their tail end, Main Ridge couldn’t get over the line against Pines at Eric Bell Reserve. Pines scored 261 on day one, leaving Main Ridge with a difficult task. Their run chase started on shaky ground, and at 7/73 they looked doomed to a loss. A late half century from number 10 batsman Nicholas Gage gave Main Ridge a late glimmer of hope, but it wasn’t enough to get a result. His side ended up all out for 162 off 47 overs, 100 runs short of a win.

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Red Hill had a good day at home, securing an easy win over Moorooduc. The Hillmen were defending their day one total of 266. Moorooduc’s run chase started on the wrong foot when opener Aaron Richards retired hurt. They ended up all out for 105, well and truly short of their target.

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against Dromana. Chasing 179 to win, Dromana were helped by a huge individual performance from Kierran Voelkl. He scored 94 not out to help his side get over the line. Dromana wrapped up the win with four wickets to spare. At Belvedere Reserve, a slow run rate cost Rosebud the win over Seaford Tigers. Chasing an attainable total of 168 to win, Rosebud couldn’t gather any momentum on day two. They ended up at 9/147 at stumps. Luke Chevalier helped the Tigers get a result, bowling 13 maiden overs. At Ferrero Reserve, Mt Martha fell to a 103 run loss against Crib Point.

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number 10 batsman Mathew Herbert nearly got his side over the line with a knock of 29, but it wasn’t quite enough. He was the last batsman to be dismissed, and Seaford ended up all out for 152. Frankston YCW had a good day on Saturday, defending their total of 237 against Carrum Downs. Carrum Downs started well, and at 2/96 they looked like they might be in with a shot. A complete collapse followed, and they ended up all out for 115. Liam Greenwood did most of the damage for the Stonecats, claiming a five wicket haul. Things looked up for Balnarring on Saturday, as they played well and defended their total of 163. Their Tootgarook opponents were poor with bat in hand on day two and ended their innings at 9/107. Rye had a tough day against Tyabb, being bowled out for just 76 runs, The poor showing doomed them to a 110 run loss.

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Flinders played well on day one, setting a total of 246 for the Sharks to chase down. Harris came in as an opener and was excellent. He helped his side get off to a good start of 2/120. After Harris was dismissed, Sorrento needed another batsman to stand up to help get them over the line. Liam O’Connor put his hand up, scoring 70 not out to help his side score a narrow two wicket win. Matthew Gale was Flinders’ best performer on day two, taking six wickets. At Emil Madsen Reserve, Mt Eliza recorded a win over Langwarrin. Chasing 151 to win on day two, the Redlegs had to work hard for it. They ended up doing enough to grab the win, but with just three wickets left to spare. Baden Powell couldn’t defend their total of 108 at Overport Park, falling to defeat against Peninsula OB. Old Boys passed their target with six wickets in hand, and ended up at 8/177 at the close of play. Mornington had a frustrating afternoon against Baxter on Saturday, ending up all out for just 97 runs. Mornington were chasing 160 runs to win.


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Rosebud wins battle for ‘Pags’ SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie ROSEBUD agreed terms with Mark Pagliarulo last week breaking up the most prolific strike partnership in local ranks. Pagliarulo and goalscoring legend Dave Greening powered Somerville Eagles to the State 5 South championship last season but the dynamic duo are no more. Between them they nabbed 49 goals in 2019 as Somerville cruised to the title with a nine-point margin. Both fielded a number of offers recently with Greening deciding to remain at Somerville while “Pags” has flown the nest. Before settling on the switch to Olympic Park the big Scot turned down a lucrative offer to sign for rival State 5 South outfit White Star Dandenong. “It was hard to resist but I played for decent money back home at times and I never enjoyed it because I went to the clubs for cash,” he said. “Now I want to help develop younger players and help Rosebud achieve success. “I’ve been impressed with the club since one of my sons played there last season. “The hard part was telling the boys at Somerville because I loved my time there and I’m devastated to be leaving them.” Director of football Zach Peddersen echoed the general sentiment at the Eagles when saying goodbye to last year’s top scorer. “We know he’ll be back one day but for now Rosebud is a better fit for his family and we wish him all the best for the season ahead,” he said. Last week Rosebud also announced the signings of Eric Manhanong (also from Somerville), Hayden Hicks and Ryan McCann. Manhanong can play at the back or in midfield, Hicks is a goalkeeper who has had spells at Peninsula Strikers, Old Carey and Swinburne while McCann has been with Mooroolbark and East Brighton. In FFA Cup news no local State 5 clubs remain in this year’s knockout competition after Rosebud, Aspendale Stingrays and Mount Martha all lost on Saturday. “Pags” didn’t play in Rosebud’s 3-2 away loss to Barwon after injuring his right knee at training two days before the match. Rosebud was 3-0 down at half-time but a 64th minute goal from Chris Parry running onto a ball over the top and finishing well opened the visitors’ account.

Party’s over: Mark Pagliarulo (right) and David Greening celebrate a Somerville goal but they have probably played together for the last time. Picture: John Punshon

In the 81st minute Blake Hicks pressured Barwon keeper Kieran Ower in a 50/50 and Hicks was presented with a tap in to make it 3-2 and the home side was made to sweat through the final minutes of the contest. Aspendale Stingrays lost 4-3 on penalties to fellow State 5 rival White Star Dandenong at Kingston Heath after the sides were locked at 1-1 after normal time and extra time. Louis Palmire put White Star ahead in the 13th minute and the Stingrays equalised in the 59th minute. A Pete Dimopoulos corner fell to James Macnab and his deflected shot beat White Star keeper Bobby Pejkovic. Aspendale’s best were Tom Lonsing, Dylan Guedes, Kieran Hughes and Sam Timuska-Carr. Mount Martha’s senior soccer bow resulted in a 5-0 defeat against a much more seasoned Shepparton South at Padua College in Mornington. If the visitors from the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League were in State 5 South they’d be one of the pre-season title favourites and they had winners all over the pitch. Predominant among them were winger Remell Davis who started on the left, switched to the right and had a spell through the middle but was a constant threat and central midfielder Shaun Kane. Kane’s partner in the middle was Kabir Kareem whose possession stats were through the roof but time and

again he had to take extra touches when quick ball movement would have added to the pressure on the home team. Mount Martha never gave up and its ability to keep running and harassing the opposition will be one of its strong suits this season. As will the presence of one of its few experienced players in left back Adam Steele who has been on the books of Manningham United and Ashburton United. As if to validate his surname his scything challenge from behind on Davis in the second half forced referee Ellmir Asipi to brandish a yellow card. Shepparton hit the front in the 13th minute when the home team failed to clear and Kane’s cutback was hammered home by striker Joel Aitken despite Mount Martha keeper Alex Davies getting a hand to the shot. The Kane-Aitken combination struck again in the 36th minute when Kane’s free kick was headed home by Aitken to make it 2-0 and a minute later it was contest over after Kane pounced on a terrible defensive blunder and neatly shot low into the far corner. In the 61st minute Davis broke clear on the left of the area and his low shot past the advancing Davies made it 4-0. A minute later young Mount Martha striker Connor Mooney forced Shepparton keeper Robert Harmeston to parry at his near post and home fans reacted enthusiastically as it was Mount Martha’s most dangerous moment in

the contest. A howler from Davies in the 73rd minute when he got both hands to a shot but failed to hold on allowed Kareem to get his name on the scoresheet. For the record Mount Martha’s first ever senior matchday squad was: Davies, Jannes Kalkbrenner, Steele, Howie Anderson, Jack Ecuyer, Josh Smith, Seb Siegl, Darragh Fitzsimmons, Mooney, Ethan Sanderson, Alex Giordano. Substitutes: Harry Aylett, Ben Edward, Archie Thomas, Tom Brewster, Jack Woodhill. In NPL news Langwarrin’s search for a goalkeeper ended last week when it agreed terms with James Burgess from Springvale White Eagles. The 20-year-old has also been at Bentleigh Greens and played in Langy’s 4-1 friendly loss away to Preston Lions on Saturday with Tom Youngs scoring for Langy with a classy finish. In other practice match news Josh Hine was unstoppable in Mornington’s 4-2 away win over State 1 North-West outfit Banyule City. Hine’s four goals and the debut of 24-year-old midfielder Dylan Fairclough were highlights for Mornington. Australian-born Fairclough has recently returned from England and last year played with Fleetwood Hesketh in the Southport & District Amateur Football League. Injuries and unavailability hit Mornington’s matchday squad against Banyule and matters weren’t helped when

central defender Steve Elliott, who has been in good form since returning from Doveton, was forced off through injury. Peninsula Strikers recovered from an early setback to beat Mazenod 2-1 last weekend at Kingston Heath. Mazenod led after 13 minutes through an error by young keeper Nick Scialpi deputising for Robbie Acs who was at a wedding. Strikers hit back in the 38th minute when a superb through ball to former Seaford United and East Bentleigh striker Ben Doree saw him cut inside an opponent before coolly slotting it past the keeper in the 38th minute. Three minutes later a cracking through ball from Alex Whyte released Tuach Ter down the right and his firsttime cross was finished well by Jason Bradbury. Skye United beat Dandenong South 3-1 last Thursday night with Mitch Blake, Mikey Turner and Stephen Tsering scoring for Skye. On Saturday Skye added State 1 side Casey Comets to its pre-season scalps with a 1-0 win at John Paul College. A stunning long-range strike by 17-year-old Reilly Saffin settled the issue in what was a hard-fought win by a depleted Skye side. Saffin was with Mornington’s under18s last year. Frankston Pines beat Noble Park 4-0 on Saturday night at Monterey Reserve with goals from CJ Hodgson (2), Hamraz Zanoozi and Jason Tiso. Baxter lost 2-0 to Knox City last weekend while Seaford United drew 2-2 with North Melbourne Athletic thanks to a Dylan Waugh double. Queensland triallist Ryan Ramsden from Magpies Crusaders was in goal for Seaford in the first half and could sign this week. On Sunday Somerville Eagles won 4-3 against Mount Eliza at Somerville Secondary College with Sam Beadle (2), Bjorn Kutschera and Greening scoring for Somerville. This week’s pre-season friendlies: TUESDAY: Seaford reserves v Frankston Pines reserves, North Seaford Reserve, 7pm. THURSDAY: Frankston Pines v Skye Utd, Monterey Reserve, 7pm. SATURDAY: Doveton v Langwarrin, Waratah Reserve (venue to be confirmed), 11am (U18s), 1pm & 3pm; Bulleen v Mornington, Veneto Club, 10am & 12 noon; Peninsula Strikers v Chelsea, Centenary Park, 1pm & 3pm; Seaford Utd v Middle Park, North Seaford Reserve, 11am and 1pm; Baxter v Rosebud, Baxter Park, 1pm & 3pm; Somerville Eagles v Mount Martha, Somerville Secondary College, 1pm & 3pm.

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Galaxy Raider’s last lunge for All-Star Mile HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou THE Grahame Begg-trained Galaxy Raider made one final attempt to secure his spot in Australia’s richest mile race with a last to first victory at Flemington on Saturday 15 February. Prior to running on Saturday, the Pinecliff, Mt Eliza-based runner sat just outside the top 10 on the leaderboard for the $5 million All-Star Mile which is set to be run at Caulfield in March. With almost 2,500 votes to his name on Thursday night, the stable favourite didn’t leave anything on the track in his final bid to secure his spot in the multi-million dollar race by storming home from the rear to nail the Shane Nichols-trained, Streets of Avalon, just before the finishing post in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (1400m). With a superb steer for young apprentice Teodore Nugent, the sevenyear-old son of Hard Spun ate up the ground in the concluding stages to made it back-to-back victories at Flemington. Trainer Grahame Begg said that they couldn’t do anymore than win on the weekend. “I’m really pleased, it’s very satisfying with the old boy. He’s a bit of a favourite in the stable down at Pinecliff,” Begg said. “To put two wins together is fantastic.” The back-to-back win was even more impressive when stacking up his time for the race against the other two 1400m races on the day. Galaxy Raider clocked the quickest 1400m time for the day, running the seven furlongs in 1:22.37 - quicker

than that of uber-talented three-yearsold’s Alligator Blood and Catalyst who raced earlier on the card. Begg said the way the race panned out was just perfect for his galloper to fly home late. “With the speed of the race today,

it was tailormade for him. With 52kg on his back and a month between runs and since we’ve put the blinkers back on him, he’s won his last two starts,” he said. “I think the thing with him is to keep him really well and keep him in a good frame of mind.”

Voting for the All-Star Mile has now closed with the final leaderboard set to be re-opened this week. The top 10 on the leaderboard will secure their place in the race.

Last leap: The Grahame Begg-trained Galaxy Raider wins the final race at Flemington in a final bid to gain votes for the $5 million All-Star Mile. Picture: Supplied

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