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Students on track for bike fitness and fun A FITNESS and bike track built by Hands on Learning students outside Rosebud Secondary College is now open. The track was built over 18 months by years 7-9 Hands on Learning students who took part as an alternative to mainstream school. The aim is to help them better connect with the school and the community. The Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club’s Alex Gunn designed the track which will be used for a range of activities on weekdays and by members of the public outside school hours. “The idea for the track was to get more kids riding to school, and the early indications are that it is achieving this goal,” Hands on Learning teacher Liam Kelly said. The school’s VCAL students aim to further develop the track by adding fitness stations suitable for a range of exercises and activities.

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State Libs ‘save’ Holt memorial Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au THE state Liberal Party has stepped in to save plans for a memorial service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the disappearance of Prime Minister Harold Holt. Mr Holt was last seen by friends on 17 December 1967 wading into the water off Cheviot Beach at Point Nepean near Portsea. Plans by the Harold Holt Memorial Committee, auspiced by the Nepean Ratepayers’ Association, for a memorial service on 17 December this year looked like being scrapped after little interest was shown by either federal,

state or local governments. However, the state Liberal Party president Michael Kroger this week has sent out invitations for a “special event” to “commemorate the life and service of the late Harold Holt”. At that time of Mr Holt’s disappearance access to the beach was restricted as it was within the Officer Cadet School, Portsea. The prime minister’s disappearance made headlines around the world, although today a cleared area above the beach contains just a small stone cairn with a plaque while another plaque has been bolted to the reef just offshore. The beach is now within the state government-controlled Point Nepean

National Park. Russell Joseph, electorate officer manager for Liberal Nepean MP Martin Dixon and also the party’s candidate for the seat at the next election, said there was a “strong local desire to create an upgraded memorial overlooking Cheviot beach, near to the current site”. “The Robin Boyd Foundation, with Parks Victoria and other stakeholders, will commence work on a design and approval process for this upgrade in the new year," he said. Mr Joseph said in October that “I’ll go myself with a mobile phone and make a speech” if no official memorial service was held (“No backers for

Holt anniversary service” The News 17/10/17). Shortly after Mr Holt’s death the late Robin Boyd sketched what he saw as a fitting memorial to his friend. The sketch proposed building two straight four metre high walls – concrete breakwaters – tapering towards each other across the beach into the sea with a 25 centimetre gap at their apex. The equilateral triangle formed by the walls and the beach was designed to create an enclosure of “safe, calm water”. “The calm water is symbolic of peace; the narrow head which the walls form is symbolic of Australia’s turning outwards, under Mr Holt’s leadership,

towards her neighbours,” a paper promoting an updated version of the memorial produced by the Robin Boyd Foundation states. The proposed memorial was presented to Governor-General Lord Casey and former Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies who were both said to be enthusiastic, but was not supported by the Prime Minister John Gorton and did not proceed.” The Sunday 17 December now planned by the Liberal Party includes a memorial service at the former Fort Nepean Barracks site and a visit to Cheviot Beach followed by lunch at the former commanding officer's residence.

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Drinking takes a dive at The Pillars PERMANENT bans on alcohol are among a range of tough rules designed to crack down on anti-social behaviour at youth hot-spot The Pillars. Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bryan Payne said the bans at the popular rock jumping spot and surrounding streets have been introduced in time for the warmer months and the holiday season. “These bans will help prevent the types of illegal behaviour that have become widespread at The Pillars through reducing alcohol-related incidents, improve public safety and amenity and protect the environment and overall community interest,” he said. “Council continues to work hard to protect the safety of people and the amenity of our local residents.” The permanent alcohol ban follows a six-month trial from November 2016 to April 2017 after which the council increased powers for police to seize alcohol and fine drinkers. It comes alongside traffic counts in Deakin Drive, Marguerita Av, the Esplanade service road (off Marguerita), Two Bays Crescent and Lempriere Av, as well as an investigation into the installation of pedestrian counters at

three main entry points at The Pillars. Other new measures include counts of parked vehicles in surrounding streets; patrols and enforcement of parking infringements; weekly hand litter collections in Marguerita and Deakin avenues; rubbish collection in response to complaints logged with the shire and rapid response to collect litter from residents that collect litter onsite at The Pillars. Solar powered 40km signs will also be reinstalled.

Justices on call EXTRA days have been added for justices of the peace and bail justices to take affidavits, statutory declarations and to certify national and international documents at Mornington Peninsula police stations. The times are: Frankston - weekdays 10am-3pm; Mornington - Mondays and Thursdays 11am- 2pm; Rosebud - Mondays and Thursdays 11am-2pm; Hastings Wednesdays 5-7pm; Carrum Downs - Mondays and Thursdays 5-7pm. Justices may also be found by searching the internet for “find a JP Victoria” or call 1300 365 567.

Dead whale left on the rocks Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A DEAD whale found washed up at the base of the Jubilee Point cliffs at Sorrento back beach Monday 27 November will be left to rot. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Parks Victoria decided last week “after assessing all the options” to leave the Bryde’s whale where it was. “Moving a whale is a complex task and many options were discussed, including moving the whale offsite to either bury on a beach or in landfill, cutting up the carcass and even exploding [it],” DELWP spokesperson, Dan White said.

“None of these were safe options as they pose unacceptable risks to the community, environment and staff.” Diamond Bay beach has been closed to swimmers and a 300 metre exclusion zone has been set up around Jubilee Point. Mr White said whale remains were protected by law and must not be interfered with. Pathogens from the whale carcass could be harmful to people and there is an increased risk of sharks feeding near the beach. “We have decided the only viable option, at this stage, is to leave the whale where it is and allow it to naturally decay,” Mr White said. “The sheltered nature of where the whale is means the decay process will take some time –

potentially many weeks. We will continue to explore options to assist in the decomposition process. “The whale (Balaenoptera edeni) has already begun to emit a strong odour, which will increase as it decomposes. The odour is unpleasant, but not toxic, and will likely impact the areas around Sorrento – particularly properties south of Melbourne Rd between Ronald Av and Ivanhoe St. “Afternoon sea breezes, common to the area, may spread the odour inland. Residents in the impacted area [should] keep windows closed and washing off the line during the afternoon or on days of southerly winds.” Entangled whales can be reported to the emergency hotline 1300 136 017.

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alleged attacker walked away after the incident. A 49-year-old Mornington woman has been charged with assault and will appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court, 20 February.

A WOMAN in her 20s was lucky to escape death and serious injury when her car ran off the Esplanade near Burdoo Way, Mt Martha, 1.55am, Monday 27 November, may face charges. The p-plater was driving home – and possibly talking to her boyfriend on the phone – when her car left the road and careered 20 metres into thick scrub and overturned (right). The woman’s boyfriend heard her calls for help during their alleged conversation and called emergency services. The woman, a chef at a Mornington restaurant, suffered neck and back pain and was taken to The Alfred hospital by road ambulance. Her car was extensively damage and, because of wet conditions, was not towed out until midmorning. Senior Sergeant Neil Orbit, of Mornington police, said police would assess whether “it is in the public interest to put a person before the court” who was allegedly talking on the phone while driving. She will also possibly face a charge of driving with a blood alcohol content of over 0.05 per cent. About 10am on Sunday (26 November) a car ran off the Esplanade, ploughing through three timber bollards before coming to rest against a no-standing sign near Deakin Drive. Police were called to direct traffic while the car was retrieved by a tow truck. A witness said the bollards probably prevented the car from rolling over the cliff.

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A FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE was driven into a shopping plaza in Mt Eliza Way in an attempt to steal an ATM, 4.40am, Monday 27 November. The stolen Nissan was backed at speed into the facade of the Bank of Melbourne, knocking out the ATM and coming to rest on top of it. Early morning supermarket and bakery workers heard the noise and ran out to see the offenders running into the car park. The Dog Squad was called in but the men had gone.

Travelling con artists TRAVELLING tradesmen offering discounted prices for work on the Mornington Peninsula over summer should be avoided, local police warn. Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Stephen McKenzie, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said con artists offering cheap painting, roof repairs, driveway repairs and other similar work should be avoided. “These are people doing sub-standard work and charging considerably more than the value of the work being quoted,” he said. “Unfortunately, they are known to prey on the elderly and vulnerable, and can be very assertive, offering one-off sale prices or heavily discounted prices due to job cancellations or other reasons. “Historically, these people target our areas and there have been some reports of this already occurring. Unless you are absolutely certain that you are dealing with qualified and reputable tradespeople/companies, our advice is to be careful.” Detective McKenzie said anyone approached in these circumstances should “kindly refuse the work”. “If these people are persistent, do not engage with them but instead call 000, Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Consumer Affairs Victoria 1300 558 181,” he said.

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Going orange for a cause THE McCrae lighthouse will glow orange again this year to mark the third anniversary of the state government’s Victoria Against Violence campaign. It is part of the 16 Days of Activism which began on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Saturday 25 November and ends on International Human Rights Day, Sunday 10 December. The idea is to focus community attention onto

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Going to the source to lessen litter Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au MOST rubbish entering the bay comes from car parks and the street. So, to reduce the amount of rubbish finding its way onto the foreshore and into the water meant cleaning up street litter – especially outside shops and supermarkets. And that’s a task Rye resident Josie Jones excelled in: so much so that the graphic designer was last week awarded the Litter Prevention prize in the Keep Victoria Beautiful 2017 Tidy Towns – Sustainable Communities Awards. The presentation was made at Horsham, in the Wimmera, on Saturday 25 November. The Victorian Tidy Towns program, first run in 1983, sets out to recognise and applaud the hard work of people and groups, especially in rural communities, and to share these best practices and ideas. This year’s awards were supported by Awards Online and Coopers Brewery. Victorian Tidy Towns judge Terry O’Brien said: “In April this year, Josephine Jones undertook an incredible challenge. She collected nearly four tonnes of rubbish from the foreshore, referencing the material and identifying it as coming from the local supermarket car park. “Josephine convinced the supermarket to address this problem through cleaning schedules and litter prevention initiatives, such as recycle bins.” Keep Victoria Beautiful CEO Sabina Wills said: “The success of this project increased the protection of the local marine environment. It empowered the local community to set high standards to prevent and reduce litter in their community.” Ms Jones, who won the KVB Tidy Towns:

Dame Phyllis Frost Award in 2016 for her “outstanding commitment to her work in sustainability”, said she used the award to approach Woolworth’s Rye supermarket management to “be part of the solution” in reducing car park litter. “[Litter] used to be a blame game but, after I went back to them for the fourth time, to their credit, Woolworth’s took the initiative,” she said. Using the nickname “The one-tonne mermaid”, which she received for collecting 4.2 tonnes of litter at Rye after weekly beach clean-ups, Ms Jones says she is trying to reinvent the sentiment of the Life Be In It and Keep Australia Beautiful campaigns. This thinking led her to act on the supermarket car park which she described as a disgrace. “There were hundreds of cigarette butts, papers and rubbish everywhere,” she said. “I got the Scouts, staff at the supermarket and members of the community and I asked the shire to be transparent with maps to see who was littering. We managed to more than halve the amount of litter ending up on the foreshore.” The self-employed mother of a 13-year-old is unabashed in urging the community to back her stance: “We need people to support us and we want to inspire the community.” Part of the urge to inspire relates to making us think – and act: “If you are down the beach and the bins are full then take your extra rubbish home,” she said. “Don’t just leave rubbish on the ground where it will eventually be blown into the water. “It takes courage to think outside the square. If we don’t clean up our foreshore areas our kids will not experience it as we did. “We have a beautiful country and it deserves to be respected.”

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Shire pushes for bag ban MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire is urging the state government to “continue to lead the way in banning single-use plastic bags and containers in Victoria”. It has written to the Premier Daniel Andrews and energy, environment and climate change minister Lily D’Ambrosio to say it “continues to strongly support the proposed amendments to the Environment Protection Act to ban the sale of single use plastic bags”. The shire says protecting the environment and marine life is an “important initiative for Mornington Peninsula Shire”. “The ecological and environmental impact caused by the increased use of plastic bags creates a significant threat to Port Phillip Bay and

the Mornington Peninsula,” the letter said. “Plastic bags can take 20-100 years to break down and are often mistaken for food by marine animals.” The shire joined with the Association of Bayside Municipality and member councils to endorse the push to ban plastic bags. New mayor Cr Bryan Payne said communities have “voiced their concern regarding single use plastic bags and advocated for the shire to act”. “While the shire supports initiatives through education programs and policies, we believe it is essential that efforts … are also supported by state government legislation and policy. “We encourage the state to continue to work towards a ban on single-use plastic bags.”

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Shire climate ‘team’ back from overseas A “TEAM” from Mornington Peninsula Shire has returned from overseas with “invaluable information” to help the shire “address and respond to climate change”. Cr Simon Brooks, CEO Carl Cowie and project delivery manager Derek Rotter attended a conference in Germany, while Mr Cowie also went to Sweden and Malta. The latest overseas by council representatives comes as the shire moves towards meeting its target of being carbon neutral by 2021. Cr Brooks and Mr Rotter went first to a conference in Essen, Germany and then were joined by Mr Cowie for a United Nations conference in Bonn. “Our team learned invaluable information, having collaborative discussions and connecting with experts to enhance the shire’s ability to address and respond to climate change,” Cr Brooks stated in a news release last week. He said the trip was “invaluable giving first hand, international insight and examples into a global issue that impacts us at a local level”. The mayor, Cr Bryan Payne said feedback had shown that “the most loved thing about living on the peninsula is the environment”. “The central role that local and regional governments play in climate change mitigation, resilience and adaption is being recognised interna-

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Call for ‘model’ study to make a point Keith Platt keith@mpnews.com.au BEACH box owners and users of Mt Martha Beach North want the state government to pay about $30,000 for a “modelling” of a plan to save the eroded beach. A public meeting at Mt Martha Lifesaving Club (Saturday 25 November) called on the government to more fully investigate building a 25 metre long groyne designed to bring sand back to the beach and protect the crumbling cliffs. Land and built environment program manager for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Cass Philippou, said on Friday the proposal “is currently being considered”. “Construction of a rock revetment to stabilise the cliff at Mt Martha North beach is a high priority for DELWP,” Ms Philippou said. A study by consultants Water Technology estimates the groyne – either made from rocks or “geotextile” bags will cost $330,000, including initially importing sand to renew the beach. The beach users are facing a summer where the beach remains closed for safety reasons. Meanwhile, the owners of beach boxes ordered demolished by Mornington Peninsula Shire cannot comply because of the closure. Alan Farquhar, chairman of the Mt Martha North Beach Group, said 12,500 cubic metres of sand trucked onto the beach (mainly from the beach at Mt Martha south) in 2010 had lasted

Point problem: Beach users at Mt Martha North beach say a 25 metre long groyne built out from a rocky point could help retain sand, left. Consultants agree, but say the groyne could also cause sand loss at Hawker beach. Meanwhile, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning wants to extend the existing rock wall, above. Pictures: Keith Platt

three years “when they told us it would be there for eight or 10 years”. Without any other physical changes “the sand has no chance of being retained”. Mr Farquhar says a rocky point at the northern end of the beach once formed a “natural groyne” but had “gradually worn away”. He said building a 25 metre long groyne would replace the point, hopefully causing a build-up of sand which, in turn, would protect the base of the

cliffs. What changes could be expected from rocks being installed at the base of the seawall at Hawker beach “is not generally known, but is likely to be beneficial”, Mr Farquhar said. “But the problem is not to be solved without further human intervention.” Mr Farquhar said there was “no market” for the beach boxes, which could not be accessed by their owners. The Water Technology study into erosion at Mt Martha Beach North was

commissioned on the back of two severe storms in winter 2016. A major finding is that that the crumbling cliffs threaten the stability of the Esplanade. Options for stopping the erosion and renewing the beach outlined in the report cost up to $4 million, with the 25 metre groyne being among the cheapest. However, the consultants’ say “a key issue” of the groyne is that it will cause sand to be lost from Hawker beach.

The consultants say a “soft option” would be to construct the groyne from geotextile bags which could be easily removed it more erosion was caused. The report recommends removing all the beach boxes unless action is taken to stop further erosion of the cliff and beach. The options include building rock walls and groynes across the beach or an offshore breakwater to slow the loss of thousands of cubic metres of sand needed to “renourish” the beach.

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BONEO community market is gearing for its 40th birthday on Saturday 16 December with a visit from Santa, live music and an after-market gathering of past committee, volunteers and stall holders. The first market was held on 17 December 1977 and then every third Saturday of the month, 8am-12.30pm. It had 63 stalls when it began and around 200 stalls today but the ethos of “make it, bake it, grow it” has stayed the same. It is run by volunteers from Boneo Primary School, cricket club and tennis club, with about

20 people per market making it happen. Starting as the second community market in Victoria, Boneo market, on the corner of Boneo and Limestone roads, is now the oldest. How times have changed: “The market was originally set up around the oval with parking on the oval, but with the growth of the market, the stalls were moved onto the oval and parking around the oval in 1990,” treasurer Ross Arnott said. “When the Boneo hall burned down a third of the funds for the new hall were raised by the market.

Fifty years answering the call for help ABOUT 80 guests enjoyed a photographic display and a chance to reminisce about the early days of the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad at a 50th anniversary function at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron last week. President Eileen Murray said the squad bought its first helicopter in 1976 – the first of four over the next 34 years. “The helicopter service was unique in Australia as being the only one owned and operated by a volunteer organisation without regular government funding,” she said. “The helicopter was sold in 2010 but the squad continues with its rescue boat operation.” Several boats were bought over the years. In December 2011 the first of the squad’s current rescue boats came into service as well as a second, smaller version, in July 2014. “After 43 years at Sorrento, the squad moved to its current premises at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron in December 2012,” Ms Murray said. “Five years on, both

rescue boats occupy permanent berths at the marina allowing a quick response in emergencies. “From humble beginnings, using borrowed boats, vehicles and equipment, the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad continues to provide a professional, well respected search and rescue service to the local community.” This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Search and Rescue Op Shop at Blairgowrie. Over this period the shop has raised $785,821 to support the rescue squad. It has now moved to new premises at Nelson St, Rye. In recognition of the work carried out by volunteers over that time op shop coordinator Margo Ashton was presented with a photo of the rescue boats to be displayed at the new shop.

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its 40th celebration “Other funds have assisted in the building of new rooms for the cricket club built without any shire funds and a lot of volunteer labour. Other funds went to building tennis courts and lights and cricket practice nets.” Mr Arnott said the market bought a bus for Boneo Primary School as well as a new playground. “Our most recent contribution has been to the building of a playground on the reserve,” he said. “We have a large number of local fruit and

vegetable growers at the market with Delgrosso apples being our longest continuous stall holder.” Boneo CFA members raise funds through tin shaking and making tea and scones at every second market. “Rain, hail or shine customers and stall holders turn up, with 2000-5000 people attending depending on time of year and weather,” Mr Arnott said. Details: 0418 418 302.

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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

Greenhouse gases lead to ‘catastrophe’ Jenny Warfe (“Talk about tourism,” Letters 31/10/17) is quite correct quoting Newton’s Third Law “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. I am of the educated opinion that planet Earth is already “unloading the overload”. Look at the unprecedented regularity and ferocity of this year’s hurricanes in the Caribbean. They are formed over a large expanse of water that has reached a consistent temperature of 24 degrees Celsius or greater. The Caribbean’s coral reefs are bleaching, as are the reefs of the Great Barrier Reef north of Mackay. Coral bleaching happens when water temperature (in Australia) reaches a consistent 37 degrees Celsius, at which time the normally symbiotic relationship between the polyps and the algae contained within the polyps becomes toxic, so the polyps eject the algae (which supplies 90 per cent of the polyps’ nutritional needs, so without the algae, the polyps eventually starve to death). The world’s coral reefs contain at least 705 of all species of marine life and are vital to the health and productivity of tropical seas. I saw coral bleaching off Cape Tribulation 16 years ago. On Heron Island marine biologists are performing experiments on living coral, subjecting them to various temperatures, and acidity (using CO2) Why would they be doing this if it was of no concern? The burning of fossil fuels reduces air quality, produces carcinogens and causes climate change, but also causes ocean acidification. As sea temperatures rise, the water expands, causing sea level rise. Sceptics don’t seem to understand there will be catastrophic consequences if humans continue to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

The Earth’s warming has not flat lined, it has accelerated faster than scientists predicted and there is more CO2 in the atmosphere than before the industrial revolution. Ian Bollard, Hastings

Groyne to save beach The community engagement session at Mt Martha Lifesaving Club Saturday 25 November was well attended and finished on a positive note with the following motion carried unanimously: “That the [Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning] seek funding to model and cost the groyne solution to maintain minimum sand on Mt Martha North Beach, as soon as possible.” Over the years our beach has been on the receiving end of much survey and analysis and the latest coastal processes study (by Water Technology on behalf of the department), adds yet more to the store of knowledge, shedding some more light on the reasons for its current state and options to address them. However, despite all this past and current attention there has been no action taken to date to address the beach’s continuing decline to provide it with any degree of permanency. This study provides yet again the justification for action and means of addressing the beach’s shortcomings. In football parlance, we have had a lot of the ball but it doesn’t show on the scoreboard. We desperately need funding not only to stabilise the cliff but to retain sand on the beach without action being taken to curb our sand loss we won’t have a beach. We firmly believe that the most effective management option for our beach is a short groyne in combination with sand renourishment. Alan Farquhar, chairman, Mt Martha North Beach Group

Tourism’s ‘hordes’ It looks like I’m right again (“Tourism needs a balance- study” The News 28/11/17). For very many years I’ve been saying that tourists take over in summer, denying us residents our own amenities and bringing congestion, chaos, crime and costs, with “benefits” that are worthless to us. Perhaps some councillors from Paris or China could do a study tour here to observe how a council could be so inept and irresponsible as to allow a huge and expanding residential area with lots of young families, and oldies, who need amenities, to be overrun by hordes of tourists (eight million a year) ruining their towns. Think of the carbon emissions. Meantime, I for one will continue to shop elsewhere - summer and winter. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Detention attention This past week Australians were aghast at the treatment of the refugee men on Manus Island. On Saturday 25 November the Southern Peninsula Grandmothers against the Detention of Refugee Children held a one-hour demonstration in Hastings. Sixteen people signed a petition which we have sent to [Immigration Minister Peter] Dutton. Various attitudes were expressed, but numerous people we spoke with expressed their concern about the treatment of refugees in offshore detention, particularly Manus. Members of the Australian public are now very concerned about the situation of refugees in offshore detention. Talking to others, writing or phoning federal politicians and [Flinders MP] Greg Hunt are all positive actions to show our concern. Silence is acquiescence to the horrific situations our government has created and is responsible for. Our protests also include those refugees on Nauru –men, women children - who continue to live without freedom, safety or hope. Information is hard to get due to tight controls, but there are some reports which reflect a similar abusive environment we have seen on Manus. The physical and mental cost to those in detention long term is immeasurable, and has been well docu-

mented. The Australian government continues to financially support offshore detention centres at great cost, using our taxes, and refuses to take responsibility. Offers from New Zealand to resettle some refugees have been refused by the government and the US has been very slow to take the total number of refugees it promised over a year ago to resettle. Australians have a right to know when and how this government is planning to end offshore detention and respond to the immediate needs of those in detention on Manus Island. Ann Renkin, Shoreham

Comment and confession Don Burke, front page of a daily newspaper, “I’m not a nice man”? I rated gardening shows alongside cooking shows so not a fan. Still, having watched the ABC’s witch hunt of Donald (and The Age) I’m yet to be convinced as to exactly what he did physically wrong some 20 or more years back before political correctness, other than obviously lewd sexual comments and a tendency (seemingly) to be oversexed and (perhaps) a serial harasser? Not that I ever trusted him, which is immaterial, as I often distrust television personalities (and some actors) by instinct. Degrees of nonsense? As a public servant at the auditor-general’s office, I recall one young lady accusing me of a lewd comment. I probably said something like “I love your short skirt”. She reported me and six months later I discovered she was having an affair with one of the married bosses. Which one? Correct: the one she reported me to. Another time (Department of Navy) a sissy looking boss reported me for “answering the counter in a suggestive manner”? (I had no power, so suitably remorseful). With journalist Tracey Spicer on the job and the Media Entertainments and Arts Alliance I’m thinking it will not only be Don Burke shaking in his underpants. Five hundred women involving 65 men? Still, it took Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull off the front page, a minor blessing. Cliff Ellen, Rye

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Artworks give a voice to troubled youngsters ARTWORK by Rosebud Secondary College students will carry a heart-felt plea when it is displayed as part of the street art event: Voices To Be Heard at the Rye fairground after Christmas. It aims to focus community attention on

youth suicide. The works will go on show at the Wittingslow Carnival with the support of the Sorrento Activity Centre and Studio Sorrento. Money raised from the sale of the paintings and donations will go towards the college’s Youth Wellness Pavilion.

The street art concept was chosen because it provides a platform for “freedom of creative expression in a modern form”, organiser Pat Watt said. Prizes will go to the best paintings – including a first prize of $1000.

It is requested that dogs are either kept indoors or restrained during this time. Should you have any objections to this display, please contact the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Community & Special Events during office hours on 1300 850 600 or Natalie Garner of the Sorrento Portsea Chamber of Commerce outside of office hours on 0424 000 391.

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FAMILY VIOLENCE HAS NO GOOD DAYS. Family Violence stems from men who think they are better than women. Men who exercise control, and misuse power. And they might think it’s only their wife or partner they’re harming, and that their children are fine. But they’re not. In fact the violence their children are witnessing or hearing is just as damaging to them, their futures and their future relationships. If you need support, talk to a friend, or go to vic.gov.au/familyviolencesupport or call Safe Steps on 1800 015 188.

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


Since 1946 SORRENTO 31 Hiskins Street

RYE 210-214 Dundas Street

ROOM TO MOVE

A TOWNSHIP GEM

Set on a 1.25 acre allotment, this attractive coastal residence features vaulted ceilings and warm polished timber floors to stir the senses.Designed to give everyone their own space this cleverly designed property offers free-flowing indoor and ouotdoor areas, 3 bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms plus powder room, open plan living with contemporary kitchen comprising butlers pantry and servery opening out to the lovely alfresco dining area with spa. Separate media room, huge free-standing steel shed and a double lock up garage with internal access.

Located within a short walk of beautiful beaches and shopping, this appealing three-bedroom home is the perfect retreat and is superbly presented with bright living areas looking out to a private garden setting. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, the home also comprises two bathrooms, open plan living, sun deck, lock up garage, bore and pump, manual irrigation, security system, ducted gas and combustion heating, and solar panels with a transformer.

For Sale: $1,750,000 - $1,850,000 Contact: Michael Prentice 0417 369 235

For Sale: Contact Agent For Price Contact: Mark Prentice 0408 117 772

RYE 17 Milton Road

RYE 76 Valley Drive

ABSOLUTE ONE OF A KIND

OH SO CUTE! Privately tucked away above a tree top canopy, this inviting home has been smartly updated to feature 3 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room with richly coloured timber floors leading, and a gorgeous outdoor deck ideal for entertaining. A place for all seasons it also features air-conditioning and the warm glow of a Coonara style fireplace. Substantial under house storage includes a single car garage. This easy care, entry level priced Rye retreat is great value in a great location!

This wonderful coastal residence is a place that you can truly escape from it all. Main features include 4 bedrooms – master bedroom with FES & WIR, main bathroom, plus powder room, three spacious living areas featuring open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining with polished timber floors, a fantastic theatre room, two home offices and a second lounge opening to the timber deck. A place for all seasons, further comforts include ducted heating and evaporative cooling throughout, a double garage,security system and solar gas hot water service. For Sale: $1,450,000 Contact: Michael Prentice 0417 369 235

For Sale: $500,000 - $550,000 Contact: Michael Prentice 0417 369 235

SORRENTO 10 Timaru Close

SORRENTO 14 Timaru Close

TIDEWAYS

STROLL TO SULLIVAN BAY Just a leisurely 800m stroll to Sullivan Bay, this attractive retreat is situated in a quiet court setting and nicely elevated to allow plenty of natural light throughout. This appealing property features 3BR’s, two bathrooms including master with ensuite,a spacious kitchen and dining area, and a separate formal lounge with high pitched ceilings that opens to a sunny timber deck. A single garage and low maintenance grounds complete an enviable package at what is an affordable price point in this seaside township.

In a quiet, leafy court this beautifully maintained property features master bedroom with FES & WIR, spacious open plan living opening to an alfresco dining area, separate formal lounge with gas log fire, ducted heating & cooling. Downstairs features 2 more bedrooms with BIR’s, main bathroom, cinema room, separate laundry and a workshop. Step into the tranquil rear yard with feature limestone walls, established gardens and enjoy the serenity of this location. Immaculately presented in every way, this lovely property comes furnished ready to enjoy. Price: Contact Agent Contact: Mark Prentice 0408 117 772

RYE 16 Alexandra Crescent

RYE 484-490 Dundas Street

OCEAN BEACH FRONTAGE

SPACE AND SERENITY

What an amazing location! A truly rare opportunity here to acquire this gently rising, vacant residential allotment measuring 5624m2 (approx) backing onto the Ocean reserve at St Andrews Beach. This coveted location ideally lends itself to a contemporary designed coastal residence with room for tennis court and pool to create a private enclave to retreat to with the soothing sounds of the Ocean directly behind. Put simply this is Blue-chip Peninsula real estate at its best. Don’t miss this!

This outstanding 1 acre, vacant residential allotment complete with plans for a stunning contemporary enclave that brings everyone together for fabulous times on the coast is a rare find these days. Centrally located between Bay and Ocean Beaches allowing ease of access to the Hot Springs and a host of first class golf courses as well as nearby wineries this substantial, lightly treed, gently rising allotment is the perfect blank canvas to build your residence or dream retreat. To be sold with or without plans this rare 1 acre holding will not last long.

For Sale: $870,000 - $950,000 Contact: Michael Prentice 0417 369 235

For Sale: $590,000 - $650,000 Contact: Michael Prentice 0417 369 235

2395 Point Nepean Road, Rye.

Ph 5985 2351

78 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento. Ph 5984 4177

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FIVE-BEDROOM FAMILY CLASSIC BOASTING grand proportions, yet with a defining aura of peace and privacy, this spacious five-bedroom home will cater beautifully to the larger family who love to entertain. Handsome polished timber floors flow throughout most areas of the cleverly zoned floor plan which showcases a fine selection of bright indoor and outdoor living and entertaining areas that allow each family member some breathing space. From the grand entry downstairs there is a formal lounge and dining room, and for more casual occasions a fantastic rumpus and games room has a built-in bar. The very comfortable family meals area has a dining space and the lounge area has its own gas log-effect fire. Also incorporated into this section is the modern kitchen, fully equipped with a walk-in pantry, island bench and a host of stainless-steel appliances. Opening from here is the massive undercover entertaining deck, perfect for year round entertaining, that overlooks the landscaped gardens and lush lawn. At the top of the stairs is a staggering fourth living zone and branching off from here are three spacious bedrooms, all with built-in robes, that share the main bathroom with shower and spa bath. The downstairs master bedroom is beautifully-equipped with a walk-in robe and a striking ensuite bathroom. From the street is a triple garage with rear roller door for secure parking of a boat or trailer, with other external features including a large garden shed and three water tanks. This graceful and elegant home is packed with all of the must have requirements any modern family seeks. Set on an impressive 1040 square metre block in the popular Summerfields Estate, the home demonstrates a versatile layout complemented by a contemporary finish, and with the exceptional gardens and sandstone facade projects immense street appeal sure to catch your eye.n

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ADDRESS: 19 Serenity Way, MORNINGTON FOR SALE: $1,075,000 - $1,150,000 DESCRIPTION: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 car AGENT: Joel Hood, 0434 220 322, Joel Hood Property, 176 Main Street, Mornington, 5971 0300 Tuesday, 5 December 2017

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Rosebud 38 Warranilla Avenue

Located in the Golden Triangle Located in the highly sought after ‘Golden Triangle’ with easy access to the foreshore, plaza, cafes, transport, schools and medical facilities set on approximately 744m2 is the quintessential beach house with rooms for all the toys. The home offers an entrance hallway, large and sundrenched living area with north facing windows, serviceable kitchen with separate dining area, 3 generous bedrooms all with built in wardrobes and 2 bathrooms. To the rear is a man cave/games room and outdoor entertaining space with a fully fenced pond and enclosed barbeque area. The home also offers a double lock garage, work shop and plenty of room to store boats, caravan and other toys securely off the street. Potentially a 2 unit site (STCA) and an expected rental return of $360-$370 per week.

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AUCTION Sat 16th December at 2:00pm INSPECT As Advertised or By Appointment

2 CONTACT Tullie Roberts 0432 281 566 Paul Cunnington 0457 047 962 Rosebud 5986 8880

Auction this Sat.

Rosebud 16 Second Avenue

Front Row Seat * 390m2 approx. block, close to the foreshore * Well- presented 3 bedroom brick veneer * Sunny living area * Gas heating & reverse cycle air-conditioning * Side rear access to a single garage * Possible bay views with an extension (STCA) * Great positioning and beautifully presented

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AUCTION Sat 9th Dec at 11:00am INSPECT As Advertised or By Appointment

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CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Rosebud 5986 8880

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Rosebud 22 Besgrove Street

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Capel Sound 2/31 Adams Avenue

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FOR SALE

* Set on approx. 629sqm * Walk to schools, shops, parks & transport * Refurbished, rendered, re-roofed and landscaped * Large open plan living * Fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances * 4 bedrooms; master bedroom with WIR & FES * Outdoor entertaining area * Additional outbuildings * Reverse cycle heating & cooling * Double carport

PRICE $600,000 - $630,000 INSPECT As Advertised CONTACT

Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Rosebud 5986 8880

Rosebud 160 Third Avenue

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2.5

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FOR SALE

* Land with Plans & Permits * Opportunity to build approx. 24sq home * Walking distance to beach & shops * 4 bedrooms; master bedroom with FES * 2 living areas & a double garage * Lock up and leave low maintenance property

PRICE $395,000 INSPECT

As Advertised

CONTACT

Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Rosebud 5986 8880

Capel Sound 93 Cootamundra Avenue

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4

FOR SALE

* Nine residences, each with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and parking for 2 * THREE ALREADY SOLD * Long list of luxury inclusions * Self titled * Fully landscaped * No body corporate * Completion expected November 2018 * MASSIVE STAMP DUTY SAVINGS

PRICE Contact Agent INSPECT View Plans By Appointment CONTACT Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Rosebud 5986 8880

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FOR SALE

* 750sqm (approx.) block * 2BR weatherboard front residence * Renovated 2BR bungalow at rear * Gas heating & reverse cycle air-conditioning * Sunny deck areas * Landscaped grounds * Lock up garage with plenty of storage options * Expected total rental for both dwellings is approx. $550pw

PRICE $600,000 INSPECT As Advertised CONTACT

Craig Leo 0412 502 938 Trent Archibald 0481 219 848 Rosebud 5986 8880

Capel Sound 317 Eastbourne Road

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2.5

Close to the beach and shops, this renovated 3BR home on 606sqm (approx.) has two bathrooms and a powder room, the master bedroom has FES. An open plan family zone is flooded with natural light and to the kitchen are gas stove tops and plenty of storage space. This home will appeal to first home buyers, holiday home seekers and retirees searching for a modern, convenient single level home

AUCTION Sat 16th December at 12:30pm INSPECT

As Advertised

CONTACT

Tullie Roberts 0432 281 566 Paul Cunnington 0457 047 962 Rosebud 5986 8880

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Holiday Accommodation Specialists

LAST CHANCE! Guest Enquiry is outweighing our properties.

We can book out your property! List your property now with Getaway Mornington Peninsula for summer & all year round bookings! To us, the extras are standard practice with our full management service. Talk to us about getting your holiday home to pay for itself. Melodie Stewart 0447 733 608

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5985 0098

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89 Beauna Vista Drive

RYE 2 Kanimbla Court

Ripper Renovator!

Balconies and the Bay

RYE

3 Bed l 2 Bath l 1 Car

4 Bed l 2 Bath l 1 Car Sit back and relax while watching the ships glide by from the upper deck of this recently renovated 2 storey home.

Located only a short distance from the beach and shops, this attractive 3 bedroom home is ideal as a holiday home, permanent residence or a renovation project with value adding potential.

Located within easy walking distance to the beach and the Rye shopping village, the home presents as a comfortable permanent residence or holiday home with potential for rental income.

Property values on the Peninsula continue to rise so get in now! AUCTION: 16th Dec @ 1.30PM Price:$600,000 - $660,000

AUCTION: 9th Dec @ 1.30PM Price: $650,000 - $710,000 Contact: Brendan Adams 0419 566 944

CAPEL SOUND

TOOTGAROOK 3/14-16 Morris Street

Contact: Brendan Adams 0419 566 944

2/11 Grenville Grove 4 Bed l 2 Bath l 1 Car

2 Bed l 1 Bath l 1 Car You Can Have The Kit And The Caboodle!

The Getaway Lifestyle This deluxe townhouse is situated in a most tranquil, yet ultra-convenient part of Capel Sound and only 400m approximately from the water’s edge. This property will grant you a lifestyle where the beach and the coastal surrounds become an integral part of every day life, or a fantastic opportunity for your own getaway holiday home.

HOW GOOD IS THIS! We’re throwing in everything – including the kitchen sink!! Beautifully renovated with a whole lot of WOW and stylishly furnished, this gorgeous 2 bedroom unit is brilliantly positioned a mere 200 metres from the beach and presents an awesome opportunity for a lock and leave holiday home.

Price: $720,000 - $790,000 Contact: Rob Magnano 0425 772 073

Price: $420,000 - $440,000 Contact: Susan Clavin 0417 141 007

McCRAE 1/169 Bayview Road

TOOTGAROOK 5 Fleur Avenue

3 Bed l 1 Bath l 2 Car

3 Bed l 2 Bath l 2 Car

Need look no further!

McCrae Hillside

This well presented beach side home you’ve been searching for is here. From its elevated position, surrounded by native trees, you will feel at one with nature amid the unspoiled environment provided right here in popular Tootgarook. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to secure yourself a beach side charmer in the heart of Tootgarook.

Brand sparkling new! Townhouse with a homely feel. 3 bedroom with large configured kitchen. The home boasts light and ambience. Low maintenance with courtyard and alfresco. Call Jules on 0401 255 555 for more information. Price: $745,000 - $785,000 Contact: Jules Alexander 0401 255 555

Price: $530,000 - $585,000 Contact: Rob Magnano 0425 772 073

ROSEBUD 8 Woonton Street

RYE 50 Fairhills Drive

3 Bed l 1 Bath l 1 Car

3 Bed l 2 Bath l 2 Car Rosebud is on the move

Bright & Beachy

Here is a great opportunity for you to get in on the ground floor and obtain possible stamp duty savings. Woonton Street is positioned in the Paris end of Rosebud and is walking distance to all amenities and the beach front. This beautifully appointed home to be constructed by award winning MK Builders contains 3 bedrooms, open plan kitchen, meals/living and double garage.

Flooded with natural light this coastal home will delight permanent residents along with those lucky enough to be purchasing a holiday home or investment property. The hard work has already been done. A clever makeover has created a divine open plan living hub. The kitchen includes, dishwasher, gas cook top and breakfast bar. Forthcoming Auction, if not sold prior Contact: Jay Furniss 0419 728 225

Price: $645,000 - $725,000 Contact: Jules Alexander 0401 255 555

Call the team that gets you the best results! When you list your property with an Eview Group agent, you list with the entire multi-brand network, exposing your property to more buyers and achieving better results. 2361 Point Nepean Road, Rye | 1377 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud | 5985 0000 | rye.eview.com.au Tuesday, 5 December 2017

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Seasons Greetings from

Fletchers Mornington Peninsula

Fletchers value both our people and our clients, offering the highest property management and sales service standard. At Fletchers, we are committed to:

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Transparency and accountability Effective and timely communication Attention to detail in everything we do A written service standard

For a complimentary appraisal of your property or stress-free and effective management of your investment property, please contact us today.

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Auction Saturday 16th December at 3.30pm

6 Nicholas Court Rosebud 4

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4

3355m2

Charming 4-bedroom home on 3355m2 with tennis court, pool & outdoor spa. New oak flooring, kitchen with timber benchtops & Miele appliances plus entertaining area with gazebo. 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms, 2 x DLUG, side access for boat/ caravan. Near shops, schools & beach with sub-division potential (STCA). Auction Sat 16 December 3.30pm

Inspect Thurs 5.00 - 5.45pm Sat 11.45 - 12.15pm

Contact Adam Alexander 0438 157 025 Jarrod Eastwood 0403 983 310

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Stockdale & Leggo Dromana-Rosebud’s

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5987 3233

5986 8660

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306 Jetty Road, ROSEBUD

172/131 Nepean Hwy, DROMANA

6/1967 Pt Nepean Road, TOOTGAROOK

24 Hakea Avenue, CAPEL SOUND

a brilliant alternative

gateway to the peninsula

Position Perfect

Beach Beauty

Enjoy the comfort of this three bedroom, two bathroom holiday home built to the highest standards.

This three bedroom, two bathroom unit is set among other units within the Dromana Holiday Village.

Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit, highlighted by Tasmanian Oak timber floors throughout.

2 bedroom home, freshly painted and with new carpet in the bedrooms. This is a very comfortable home.

for sale

for sale

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$215,000 By appointment or as advertised John R King 0419 202 471 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

10/183 Eastbourne Road, ROSEBUD

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PRICE INSPECT CONTACT

$200,000-$220,000 By appointment or as advertised John R King 0419 202 471 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

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PRICE INSPECT CONTACT

1, 2 & 3 /36 Flamingo Rd, CAPEL SOUND

$420,000-$460,000 By appointment or as advertised Darrin Marr 0409 066 933 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

31 Monaco Parade, DROMANA

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PRICE INSPECT CONTACT

$545,000 Friday & Saturday 3.00 – 3.30pm John King 0419 202 471 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

1&2/6 Gannett Avenue, CAPEL SOUND

INVEST OR NEST

easy low maintenance living

Neat, Sweet & complete

near new with great position

Fantastic townhouse generating $1,647 pcm in ren, along with a body corporate fee of $285 per quarter.

650m to the beach, these 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa units have open living with modern kitchens.

Immaculate BV home with 3 bedrooms, walk thru bathroom, open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area.

Two villas on offer, each with 3 Bedrooms, master with ensuite, open plan kitchen, dining and living areas.

for sale

for sale

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$520,000 - $550,000 Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Jonathon McCoy 0403 290 019 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

1&2 / 1 Teal Street, CAPEL SOUND

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$570,000 - $625,000 each Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Darrin Marr 0409 066 933 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

49 Beachurst Avenue, DROMANA

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$580,000 - $635,000 Saturday 3.30 – 4.00pm Darrin Marr 0409 066 933 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

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$585,000 - $635,000 Saturday 12.30 - 1.00pm Darrin Marr 0409 066 933 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

85 Ninth Avenue, ROSEBUD

2&3 / 116 Marine Drive, SAFETY BEACH

Modern Villa Unit

beachside dromana

full renovation

heaven on marine

3 bedrooms, FES to main, spacious open plan lounge & dining that opens to outdoor entertaining area.

Immaculate 3BR home on a 568m2 corner block. Features ducted heating, double garage & carport.

Fully renovated with a 12m extension, offering 3BR’s, main with FES & WIR, and excellent open-plan area.

Now is your chance to purchase one of three brand new townhouses off the plan in Safety Beach.

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$595,000 - $645,000 Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm Darrin Marr 0409 066 933 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

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$630,000 - $650,000 Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm John King 0419 202 471 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

97 Palmerston Avenue, DROMANA

3 PRICE INSPECT CONTACT

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2 $680,000 - $745,000 By Appointment Darrin Marr 0409 066 933 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

2 From $1,085,000 By Appointment Jonathon McCoy 0403 290 019 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

47 Carrigg Street, DROMANA click & bid

click & bid

Selling with ONLINE OFFERS - Click & Bid - Tuesday 21st November 2017 starting at 7pm - register your interest via our webpage www.stockdaleleggo-dromana-rosebud.marketbuy. com.au/sign-up/p/5i/97-palmerston-avenue-dromana

Situated approx. 500m to the foreshore and positioned on 770m2 of prime Dromana land, is this fantastic opportunity to invest in your future. Currently with a 3 bedroom home plus self-contained bungalow the opportunities with this property are endless, with a little work your rental return could be as high as $500.00pw with both properties while you apply to council for plans and permits to develop the site (STCA). As we all know land of this size, beach side of Peninsula link is becoming harder and harder to find and with Dromana’s median price improving by over 15% in the last 12 months and no sign of it slowing down, now is the time to purchase before the market rises even higher.

Are you an astute investor that has been looking for a property with a great rental return and future investment potential? Currently let until September 2018, returning $420pw with gardener included, this immaculate 3BR home offers floating floors to a living, dining and kitchen area, split-system and updated bathroom.

for sale 3 PRICE INSPECT CONTACT

5987 3233

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PRICE INSPECT CONTACT

CLICK AND BID Saturday 4.30 - 5.00pm Darrin Marr 0409 066 933 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

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1 CLICK AND BID Saturday 2.30 - 3.00pm Darrin Marr 0409 066 933 sldr@stockdaleleggo.com.au stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana-rosebud

5986 8660

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168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Mornington

Magnificent from first impression to final detail, Dalywaters is set on a breathtaking 10 acres (approx.) with beautiful landscaped gardens complementing a true country four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home with a multitude of living areas. The park-like grounds filled with roses, pinot noir vineyard and winding walks leading you through fragrant arbours, Evergreen Alder glade, entertaining gazebo, ornamental dam with jetty, to the wetlands and Balcombe Creek. Designed to host weddings, Dalywaters features an exquisite garden Chapel and extensive parking opening up an exciting opportunity for the purchaser to carry on the tradition, retain for private purposes or bring to life their own business venture.

Auction

A4 B3 C4 Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 16th Decenber 2:00pm As advertised or by appointment Damian Smith 0481 875 243 Sam Galvin 0447 343 513

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168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Mornington

Auction

7 Strachans Road, Mornington A sanctuary by the sea, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom two-storey residence is wrapped in private and low-maintenance gardens while showcasing fabulous upper-level bay views. Features ground-floor living with gas fireplace, Caesarstone kitchen and dining room opening to front and rear dining decks, top-floor living and dining with magnificent views across the bay and Mornington, sea-viewing main bedroom with double shower en suite, heating, air conditioning and floorboards.

Auction 9th December 11:00am Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 Kylie Miller 0404 041 554 bowmanandcompany.com.au

A4 B3 C2 Mount Martha

Auction

11A Hakea Drive, Mount Martha Yet to celebrate its first birthday, this as new single-level three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence is the embodiment of first class low-maintenance living in a prime location. Private, light-filled and stylishly detailed, the home enjoys set-back seclusion, sun-drenched alfresco entertaining backdropped by rose lined low-maintenance gardens in addition to a double remote garage. Separate living and dining rooms each feature walls of glass sliding open to expanses of decking; while the kitchen hosts on trend appointments from a stone island with breakfast bar to Smeg appliances. Ducted heating and cooling add to the excellence close to Bentons Square shopping, parks, buses and schools.

Auction Saturday 16th December 12:00pm Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 Kylie Miller 0404 041 554 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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168 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888 Mornington

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NEWS DESK Human rights WILLUM Warrain Aboriginal Association president Peter Aldenhoven will present this year’s Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Oration in Mornington. The annual oration, organised by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the MP Human Rights Group, starts with refreshments, 6pm, Thursday 14 December, at Peninsula Community Theatre, 91 Wilson Rd (corner Nepean Highway), Mornington. Gold coin donation. Bookings essential at human-rights-oration.eventbrite.com. au or call 5950 1099.

Working in wood PENINSULA Woodturners Guild will hold “Woodturning in the Park 2018” 10am – 4pm 18-23 January at McClelland Sculpture Park, McClelland Drive, Langwarrin. There will be demonstrations and items for sale. Free entry and parking.

Didgeridoo lessons LIONEL Lauch will hold a didgeridoo playing workshop 9.30am12.30pm Saturday 9 December at Baluk Arts Studio, 6 Bruce St, Mornington. Call 5975 5000. Cost $85. Didgeridoos can be taken along or will be provided.

Gift wrapped MS and Vicinity Mornington Central this December is offering a Christmas gift wrapping services in support of people living with multiple sclerosis. The team of volunteer wrappers will be wrapping gifts at Mornington Central from Monday 11 December up to Christmas Eve. To volunteer as a wrapper: www.msgiftwrapping.org.au

Reward for skink sleuths SEVERAL elusive swamp skinks have been rediscovered in parks on the Mornington Peninsula. A small team of scientists and field naturalists from La Trobe University rediscovered the skinks (Lissolepis coventryi) which have not been caught in the area for 30 years. The last anecdotal sighting was in 2012. So far, 13 of these “mini Godzillas” have been measured and weighed after being caught in Elliott traps – which allow for live capture – and under tiles. “Self-confessed reptile fanatics find swamp skinks appealing due to their fussy and secretive habits. They live in swampy areas and shelter in burrows. They display highly territorial behaviour and can be aggressive to unwanted visitors,” team leader David De Angelis, said. The skinks are black and gold and have a blue mouth lining. The scientists were creative in their efforts to observe the skinks: they installed low fences to create travel lines leading to surveillance cameras and baited their traps with honey, rolled oats, peanut butter and sardines. Scientists also checked beneath hundreds of concrete roofing tiles left in the swampy areas the skinks prefer. Continuing habitat loss is the biggest threat to this rare skink which is listed as threatened under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. Its survival is also affected by weed invasion, inappropriate fire regimes and introduced predators, such as foxes and cats. “This collaborative project between Parks Victoria and the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria is a rare opportunity for members of the public to assist with monitoring this state-significant species,” Mr De Angelis said. “It is contributing to our knowledge of the swamp skink’s distribution on the peninsula and research into the most effective ways of surveying for it.”

Nice to see you again: Scientists are thrilled with the rediscovery of swamp skinks, which they describe as “Mini Godzillas”, on the Mornington Peninsula. Picture: Supplied

WHAT’S NEW

Have your say ‘Party House’ law Addressing anti-social behaviour from short stay rental accommodation Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Draft Short Stay Rental Accommodation Local Law addresses the potential impacts of anti-social behaviour on the local community from occupants of short stay rental accommodation properties - commonly referred to as party houses – across the peninsula.

The proposed local law will: • Implement a registration system • Provide a Code of Conduct • Minimise the risk affecting the peace of neighbours • Ensure appropriate management and presentation

Have your say More info and have your say online: mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay Submissions close 7 December, 2017.

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PAUL Minzenmay says his jewellery business “knows how to bring sparkle and passion to Christmas” with a $5500 diamond prize.

Sparkling for Christmas CUSTOMERS of the Minzenmay jewellery store in Mornington could be in the running to win a $5500 custom cut piece of diamond jewellery. To be in the running to win Christmas season prize customers must spend $150 or more at the Main St store. Third generation jeweller Paul Minzenmay described the Passion8 diamond as being one of “the rarest cut and brightest diamonds in the world”. “Passion8 diamonds are handpicked from the finest rough gems where less than one per cent make the grade to become the finished dia-

mond,” Mr Minzenmay said. “They are cut with such precision that eight perfect hearts and eight perfect arrows are revealed within the stone and can be viewed in store through our specialised diamond viewer.” Mr Minzenmay said he will “sit down and help customers design and create your winning diamond into a piece you will love”. “We guarantee your Passion8 sparkle will never fade, and once you own a Passion8 diamond, neither will the sparkle in your eye.” Minzenmay is at 152 Main St, Mornington, phone 5975 2439.


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100 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK...

PM supports ‘yes’ vote in plebiscite Compiled by Brodie Cowburn SERGEANT Tracy and A. W. Glencross, Esq will address a public meeting at Somerville on Monday evening next to explain the truth in the matter of the Reinforcements Referendum. *** YOUR RESPONSIBILITY PRIME MINISTER’S MESSAGE. To the Electors of FLINDERS. Are you for Australia or against her? Will you stand with those who are resolved that, come what may, we will not desert our boys at the Front? Or will you stand with the real leaders of the campaign against the Government’s proposals to send reinforcements to the boys at the Front? The Government has put before you a proposal, moderate and equitable, seeking a clearly defined power which it pledges itself not to exceed. That proposal will ensure the Australians at the front the reinforcements and the rest which they so badly need. Nothing else will. If you turn down the Government’s proposal, you not only prove yourself unworthy of freedom, but literally condemn to death the men who are fighting for YOU. That is the responsibility which rests upon you. You cannot shirk it. On December 20th you must vote “YES”. W. M. HUGHES, Prime Minister. *** AN ANTI-CONSCRIPTION openair meeting held at Frankston on Thursday night was well attended. Mr C.Gray, secretary of the Trades

Hall Council, was chairman. It had been announced that Lieut Colonel Crouch and Mr J. F McGowan would speak, but, amid a storm of hoots and catcalls Mr Gray said that Lieut-Colonel Crouch had been delayed on the road. Mr McGowan then took the platform, but it was evident that the audience, disappointed about the absence of the “star” speaker, were in no mood to listen to him. Amid a chorus of interjectors, he argued that the volunteer movement had failed because, amongst other things the soldiers were not getting sufficient pay. A returned soldier—We are not fighting for 6s a day, or for 4s 3d a day; we are fighting for honor. (Cheers) We’re satisfied with what we’re getting, and we don’t want any assistance from you to get more. Mrs Martin then took the platform. She said that her husband was at the front A Soldier, - Why don’t you send men to help him? Mrs Martin. - She did not want her husband to come back to an Australia which would be filled with Chinamen and black men. (Voices - “Rot”) Another Soldier—You ought to be ashamed of yourself talking about black men. Why there are black men fighting beside your husband now. (Cheers.) *** ON Sunday afternoon, the 16th, the Catholic School and Hall at Hastings, will be opened by Archbishop Mannix, at 3 o’clock.

The committee has arranged a motor trip to Shoreham, and on return to Hastings the Archbishop and district representatives (catholic and non- catholic) will be entertained at a luncheon. *** THIS subdivision at Frankston which is attracting much attention is to be submitted at auction this afternoon at 3.30. Forty-three roomy allotments are to be sub mitted with attractive terms of £2 cash deposit and 10s per month, free of interest, per lot. The estate is situated within seven minutes of the railway station, and 12 minutes easy stroll to the beautiful nine mile beach, said beach the safest in the State. Also, at the same time, two natty concrete and cement buildings, known as “Barnawartha” and “The Silo,” with their pleasant grounds, gardens, fernery and aviary are to be submitted. No expense has been spared in their construction. *** THE “Hard Times” Ball held on Friday evening last in the Frankston Hall, in aid of a stand at the forthcoming bazaar, was a great success, there being a capital attendance. The music was supplied by Alleri’s band, and a first class supper was provided *** A MUSICAL and variety entertain ment will be held in the Frankston Mechanics’ Hall on Monday next in aid of the Home for Adult Blind. The programme will be given by

the A.A.B. Entertainers assisted by Mr Wilson Muir, and promises to provide a first-class two hours amusement. *** AN interesting lecture and exhibition of life saving and means for resuscitation, was given at the Frankston Pier on Sunday after noon, by Mr Witty, hon. sec. to the Royal Life Saving Society, assisted by Mr Wormald, chief instructor. Efforts are being made to start a branch of the society at Frankston, and some twenty names were handed in from those willing to assist. A meeting of those in terested will be called shortly for that object. *** LAST Saturday afternoon, a large party of returned soldiers from the Caulfield and Base Hospitals were entertained by the Red Cross Society and the residents of Somerville. By the courtesy of Major Conder the Langwarrin Military Band were present and rendered fine selections which considerably enlivened the proceedings. The Hall was beautifully decorated with flowers and foliage by our decorative flower artist Mrs Fred Thornell ably assisted by other members of the Red Cross. *** THE Wattle Club will entertain a party of returned wounded soldiers on Sunday, December 16th at 4 o’clock, in the Mechanics’ Hall. The following letter was received on Friday last:— On behalf of the Melbourne committees of the French Red Cross

Society and the Alliance Francios, we, the undersigned, would like to express to you and to all your helpers our very sincere appreciation of the splendid reception and entertainment by your Club, so generously provided for the French soldiers upon their trip to Frankston on Friday last. *** W. GRANT was fined 5s with 10s costs for allowing two horses to wander in the street. *** LUDWIG T. Honeybone was charged for driving a motor car without having a license, on the 17th November. Defendant pleaded that he had neglected to renew his license through being ill for a week. - Fined 20s. *** LESLIE James Cunningham, grocer, of Middle Park was charged with being drunk, using obsence language and assaulting Constable Ryan. *** RIFLE PRACTICE may take place on the Langwarrin Rifle Range on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, between 2.15 p,m and 5 15 p,m. The public are hereby warned against crossing the Line of Fire or Entering the Danger Zone while the Red Flag is flying from the Signal Staff. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 8 December1917

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Do you suffer foot, knee or leg pain? Sore Feet or Legs? Occupational Therapy at St John of God Call OUR feet and legs are vital for mobility and balance and are the basis of most of our daily activities, so its no wonder most people suffer foot, knee or leg pain at some point in their lives. But what can you do about it? We asked the experts at Foot & Leg Pain Clinics to shed some light on common foot and leg concerns: n The most common concerns include: knee pain, injuries and arthritis; heel, shin or forefoot pain; ankle and achilles concerns. n Many conditions are misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated, so its important to find an experienced musculoskeletal or sports podiatrist to assist. n Bad foot posture can continually pull your body out of alignment, which can contribute to postural aches / pains and undue stress on joints and tissues. n Early symptoms for diabetes, arthritis, nerve and circulatory problems often show themselves initially in the feet. n Traditional treatments such as cortisone, anti-inflammatory medications and joint arthroscopies are now outdated for conditions such as joint arthritis, and have been found to delay healing and cause further tissue damage in many cases. n Regenerative medicine is now superseding the pharmaceutical approach, providing us with natural, safe and effective medical alternatives and treatments. Natural regenerative therapies

Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital Because of Occupational Therapy I can live at home I can take care of myself I can earn a living I can * get around And I can have fun!

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to provide driving assessments as required by VicRoads. The ability to drive is a complex task requiring both physical and cognitive skills. Injury and medical conditions may impact on one’s ability to drive; and the decision as when to give up driving is a complex one. Our OT’s can assist you in working through this process. How do you attend our hospital? trusted experts . proven solutions Inpatients – you can choose who provides your rehabilitation after your MT. stay ELIZAor. ifROSEBUD acute hospital you have. aMOORABBIN . BERWICK referral from your GP. Simply request to have your inpatient rehabilitation at our hospital and one of our Rehabilitation Assessment Nurses will visit you to plan your stay with us. Outpatients and Driving Assessments - A referral from your GP or Specialist is required. Please direct all referrals to: St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital 255-265 Cranbourne Road, Frankston 3199 General telephone: 9788 3333 Referral Fax: 9788 3304 OT week is 16th – 22nd October and during that week our OT’s will be sharing lots of information via social media, so please visit and like our Facebook page - SJOGFrankston.

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OCCUPATIONAL Therapists (OT’s) are an integral part of the rehabilitation team at St John of trist God Frankston podia to Rehabilitation offer redeem nAs o ti n to Hospital. part of the in-patient *Me consult at service, Occupational Therapists determine whether patients can live independently at home. They will perform home assessments, if required, before patients are discharged from our hospital. These home visits allow our therapists to make recommendations regarding home modifications and equipment required. Our Occupational Therapists will address existing disabilities with assistive devices ensuring our patients can safely perform activities of daily living. They will assess cognition and provide training where necessary and will work closely with other therapies to increase the intensity of rehabilitation. We also have Occupational Therapy Driving Assessors who are able

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such as Prolotherapy, PRP (platelet rich plasma) and stem cell treatments are helping many to heal injuries and assist degeneration. n Foot and leg problems left untreated usually get worse, however most foot & leg concerns can be addressed relatively easily and effectively with appropriate treatment. “By combining the latest regenerative therapies with a sound knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine, biomechanics, and load management strategies to assist stresses through joints and tissues, we can aid or eradicate pain, increase mobility, repair injury and regenerate tissues to assist arthritic concerns – naturally,” say the experts at Foot & Leg Pain Clinics. If you need assistance with foot or leg pain, Foot & Leg Pain Clinics have convenient clinic locations across Victoria including Mt. Eliza, Rosebud, Berwick and Moorabbin. Mention this article for $50 OFF initial consultations. Call 1300 328 300


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Therapeutic power of music gives relief to patients PATIENTS with Parkinson’s disease and other chronic illnesses are benefiting greatly from the St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital’s Music for Wellness program. The program began in 2016 following a pilot project conducted in collaboration with the University of Western Australia and Musica Viva, which presented overwhelming results showing happiness in patients post engagement in music. Singing and song writing workshops with Musician in Residence, Colleen Rees, are now conducted weekly as a way to holistically improve patient care. “The program provides a social environment for participants to interact with other people who are going through similar experiences, and to share a positive, stimulating activity together,” Colleen said. “Some of the people are really struggling in their personal life and with accepting where they are, but music has a way of letting people relax, it unites people and triggers memories that instil a feeling of happiness.” “It’s been an absolute joy to watch the confidence build in participants and witness friendships develop within the group.” Speech Pathologist Senior Clinician and Music for Wellness Coordinator Jenny Shurdington said the program could improve physical, communication, and emotional skills

of individuals living with Parkinson’s disease, as well as those with respiratory issues, chronic pain and other debilitating illnesses. “Consistent interaction within the close-knit community of the program helps to combat social isolation and depression while empowering participants with a sense of possibility and achievement,” Jenny said. “Participating in the program helps boost confidence levels, transforms attitudes about living with a chronic illness, and helps manage some of the symptoms associated with their condition.” “Patients often come in feeling down or a little flat, but after participating in music and singing with their friends they leave feeling uplifted, happy and engaged.” Parkinson’s patient Nola Delaney was recommended to try the program by her neurologist and has loved attending the weekly sessions. “What I like about Music for Wellness is the happiness of it all. Everybody’s happy and enjoying it, it makes you feel good,” Nola said. “I have met some great people who share the same complaints as me, so I don’t feel so isolated, and made some good friends who I now catch up with outside of the program.” “It has given me a lot more confidence to mix with people, whereas I was hesitant before and worried about what people would think.”

“I love this program because of the confidence it has given me and the enjoyment I’m still getting out of life. Even though things might be bad, there’s always good on the other side, the music helps with it all.” Referrals: Outpatient referrals can be sent to: St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital 255-265 Cranbourne Road, Frankston 3199. Fax: (03) 9788 3280 Inpatient referrals can be sent to: Fax: (03) 9788 3304

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Specialist rehabilitation - under the one roof Call us.. 03 9788 3333 We are committed to helping our patients. Our specialist programs include: Cardiac Chronic Pain Management Diabetes Management Falls and Balance General Rehabilitation (Reconditioning) after an accident, illness, injury or surgery Medical Intervention Program (GEM style program) Neurology Oncology Orthopaedic Movement Disorder programs - ie.Parkinson’s Pre-op rehabilitation (preparing for surgery) Pulmonary Reconditioning Stroke Driving assessments by a qualified Occupational Therapy Driving Assessor

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Dress up in Christmas gear and have fun. Barefoot Bowls, 6.00pm supper provided. Full bar service. Non bowlers welcome. Sorrento Community Centre Every Wednesday Caps For Kate 10 – 3pm. Held in the Centre. Join us to make caps for patients undergoing Medical treatments. No sewing skills required. Coffee and Tea provided. BYO Lunch. Sorrento Community Centre Every Wednesday Mah Jong! 1.30pm Start - $4 Per Session. Discover this oriental tile game’s mystery. Challenging and Intriguing, strangely modern and ancient – don’t be confused by Confuscious! Call 5984 3360 to register. Saturday 9 December St Marks Anglican Church Dromana Cnr. Point Nepean Rd & O’Donohue Street, Dromana Free Family Fun Day 10.00AM TILL 1.00PM Animal farm, face painting, craft making, balloon tying, sausage sizzle & nativity photos-selfies costumes supplied. Musical entertainment from the ukulele players. Contact: Lynne Irving 59854 666 Sorrento Community Centre Every Monday and Friday. Playgroup 9.15 am through to 2.15pm. For 1 to 4 year olds. Suitable for toddlers and pre-schoolers. Excellent secure and modern facility within the centre, supervised by a top

team of educators. $20 Per Family Registration. $280 for 10 sessions each of 3 hours, or $400 for 10 sessions of 5 hours – pick which suits best! Call 5984 3360 to register. Saturday 9 December Rye Historical Society Street Stall Saturday   10am – 1.00pm Beside Rye Post Office   Sunday 10 December Rye bowls club Rock n Roll dancing lessons given Barefoot bowling, 2.00pm onwards $10 entry, BYO nibbles, full bar facilities. All welcome Wednesday 13 December Rye Bowls Club Open Nominated Jackpot Triples 1.00pm. All welcome. Bookings 5985 2450 Sunday 17 December St.Mark’s Anglican Church Dromana Community Carol service “Born is the King 4.00pm. All Welcome Wednesday 20 December Rye Bowls Club Open Nominated Jackpot Fours 1.00pm. All Welcome. Bookings 5985 2450. Sunday 24 December St Mark’s Anglican Church Dromana Holy Communion, 11.00pm. All welcome.

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Old Boys the big winners PROVINCIAL

By IT Gully PENINSULA Old Boys were the big winners in Mornington Peninsula Provincial cricket on Saturday, the only team to get a result. On a day that was dominated by soggy grounds and rain, all Provincial, Peninsula, District and Sub-District First XI matches ended in draws, except for the Old Boys, who got the job

done against Pearcedale. Defending 8/260, the Old Boys rolled Pearcedale for just 121 in 47 overs. Jon Forrest was the key to the victory for the Old Boys, bowling 15 overs and four maidens for a return of 7/22. Tom Shayler was impressive again also with 3/20 from 12 overs. Brad Trotter started like a house on fire with the bat for the Dales, scoring 17 of the team’s first 18 runs, before

becoming Shayler’s first victim. Chris Dew opened and top scored with 45, while Jarryd Herbert was the only other Dale to get to double figures with 26. All other Provincial matches ended in a draw. Langwarrin would have been extremely thankful, given they were just two wickets away from defeat against Mt Eliza. Chasing 207, the Kangas were on

their knees at 8/107 when rain took hold. Nick Baron was the key for the Mounties with 4/47 from 28 overs and Rob Maskiel claimed 2/22. There were two run-outs. Baxter was in the best position it has been all season but luck just isn’t on their side. Defending 6/341 after Chris Brittain (104), Justin Bridgeman (84), Daniel Warwick (49), Dale Irving (42) and Joe

Rule (40) all got amongst the runs on day one, Baxter had Crib Point 4/102 when the game was called off. Henry Dolphin was the thorn in Baxter’s side, unbeaten on 49. Mornington had Sorrento reeling at 3/30 before the rain came at David McFarlan Reserve. The Doggies were defending 206. At one stage the Sorras were 3/11. Michael Heib grabbed all three wickets, finishing with 3/12. Sorrento faced just 21 overs.

Jump to it: Langwarrin snatched a draw from the jaws of defeat against Mt Eliza in their Provincial match when rain stopped play. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Rain kills Main game PENINSULA

By IT Gully IT was easy to feel sorry for Main Ridge, who required just six runs for victory against Somerville on day two of Peninsula cricket. All that was needed was one or two overs to try and grab the required runs but they never took to the field. The Ridge bowled out Somerville last week for 172, then proceeded to hammer the Eagles’ attack and finish the opening day at 0/167, five runs short. It was guaranteed a win if the rain held off. It didn’t and the Ridge fell short, Somerville ending up the big winners of the round, escaping with a draw.

Pines had every reason to feel robbed too. Defending 6/259, the Piners had Flinders reeling at 5/42 before the rain washed out the rest of the day’s play. Pines coach Adrian Mack used five bowlers in just 36 overs to try and get the breakthroughs. Pat Jackson claimed 3/9 from 12 overs while Mack and Alex Coad grabbed a wicket each. Neil Barfus saved the Sharks with an unbeaten 19. Moorooduc was travelling OK against Delacombe Park when play ended. Chasing 325 for victory, the Ducs were 4/136 when stumps were called. Ben Williams scored 67 and Madushanka Perera 58 for the Ducs, while Ricky Ramsdale claimed three of the four wickets for the Parkers.

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By IT Gully THERE was some cricket played in District and it was Seaford that were the big losers against Heatherhill. Seaford resumed at 0/12 chasing Heatherhill’s first innings total of 190. After getting through 64 overs in challenging conditions, Seaford finished agonisingly close at 7/186, just five runs short of victory. Mt Martha was in all sorts of

trouble against Baden Powell. Defending 264, the Braves had Mt Martha in strife at 5/97. Once again, rain saved the day for the Reds. There was no cricket played at Thomas Barclay Oval. Hastings was to resume at 1/20 against Rosebud, who were defending 154. There wasn’t a ball bowled on day two. Rye was 4/68, chasing 8/200 against Seaford Tigers when play was ended. In Sub-District, there was no cricket played across all grounds.

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Tommy Mitchell has a message for Knox SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie HE is preparing for his 49th straight season at Monterey Reserve and he’s one of the most recognisable characters in the local game. Tommy Mitchell is a living legend. The 66-year-old is a life member of Frankston Pines and wears his heart on his sleeve. In more ways than one. If you haven’t seen the Edinburghborn Mitchell at a senior match wearing one of his Heart of Midlothian scarves and bonnet festooned with club badges then you’re a newcomer to the local scene. Mitchell has three brothers – Colin, Bruce and Grant and the family migrated from Scotland in 1968 and was involved with Chadstone soccer club before joining Pines in the long-defunct District Leagues in 1970. Back then North Altona, Ardeer, Hawksburn and Fitzroy were opponents along with Pascoe Vale and Langwarrin who now enjoy NPL status. It’s been a roller coaster ride for Mitchell. “The highlights were playing in the (2003 Premier League) Grand Final and Ally Dick and Ricky Diaco winning their Gold Medals, Stuart (Webster) winning Goalkeeper of the Year and Stan (Webster) winning Coach of the Year,” The Pines committeeman and ground manager said. “The four straight relegations were the low points and they still hurt.” He’s seen many players come and go never more so than in recent times when the senior squad has been forced

Living legend: Frankston Pines’ life member and committeeman Tommy Mitchell. Picture: Darryl Kennedy

to rebuild. “I don’t switch clubs like the players do but I blame the clubs because if a player is renowned for changing clubs just chasing what he can then it’s time the clubs stood up to him and said no. “We’ve had to regroup these past few years and it’s not easy having people putting in a lot of hard work then having to start from scratch again.” Newly promoted Knox City is now in State 2 South-East and will be one of Pines’ rivals next season. Contests between these teams will have the added spice of Knox fielding many former Pines’ players and being coached by Danny Verdun, who lifted Pines off the canvas a few seasons back and had a successful four years as senior

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coach at Monterey Reserve. “My favourite saying is that the players that came in are better than what we had before and the ones that left don’t like me telling them that but if the shoe fits wear it,” Mitchell said. “I’m not worried about Knox. We’ll kick their arse. “If they think they’re just going to come down to the Pines and that we’re going to roll over then I’ve got news for them.” He also has news for some local teams. “I’m hoping that Langy goes well in the NPL. It’s a big step status-wise but I think it’s important to have an NPL club in our area because it keeps the decent kids in the area instead of going to Bentleigh or Oakleigh. “I’m expecting Mornington to be up there challenging for the title again but I think Seaford will find it hard to bounce back after being relegated. “There’s a lot of good people there that work hard for the club and it seems to me like the players may be let themselves down last season. “I think Andy (O’Dell) will go well at Strikers if he gets the right players in and the players actually give the club the

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draft in replacements from the under18s. Langy won the senior match 1-0 with the decider coming from the penalty spot in the first half and converted stylishly by Mooroolbark striker Sam Klepac. Richmond triallist Lachie Hogben was prominent at right back. His father David was a teammate of Langy senior coach Gus Macleod during their playing days at Green Gully. Boris Ovcin and Dylan Kilner were the only current Langwarrin players in the starting line-up as Macleod used the game to assess the many triallists at his disposal. Warragul United keeper Jake Richardson was in goal in the first half and Altona Magic’s Nick Bergmans took over in the second half. Many coaches play down the importance of results in pre-season games. Not so Macleod, who was enthused by elements of his side’s display. “Results are very important to me. I want to win every game no matter who it is or what it is,” he said. “I thought we were harder to the ball but they were quick up front and you’ve got to be careful. “Overall I was very, very pleased that we kept our organisation, especially because these players had never played together. “We’ve got Kingston next weekend and I’ve said to the triallists that they’ve got three weeks to prove themselves. “We’ve got 20 spots in the squad so we’ll have a very strong 16 and the other four will be younger players.” Langwarrin will play established NPL club Kingston City on Saturday with the under-20s kicking off at 1pm followed by the seniors at 3pm. The venue is yet to be decided as council work continues at Lawton Park. The club will make an announcement later this week. Off the field, Langwarrin has lost a significant source of NPL expertise with the news that Liam Bentley has been appointed Senior Officer of Premier Competitions by Northern NSW Football. Bentley is a former FFV NPL manager and competitions manager and a current Langy committeeman and senior women’s coach. He had been interviewed at Northern NSW Football’s Speers Point headquarters in mid-November and will begin his tenure on 9 January. Jess Kruiskamp is the new head coach of Langy’s senior women’s team and Tanya Wallace is her assistant. Wallace is a former club president and holds a senior coaching licence.

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right commitment. “Strikers have to make sure though that they don’t spend money they don’t have if you know what I mean. “I think Skye will be up there challenging again especially with the two Billies (Armour and Rae) running the show. “I think Rosebud Heart’s season will be decided by how many players they keep because there’s a lot of talk about players moving on and I don’t really know enough about Baxter to comment. “As a junior club Somerville Eagles are terrific but as a senior club I think they’re punching above their weight.” But what about Mitchell’s beloved Frankston Pines? What does the club’s immediate future hold? “The Mauritians coming into the club have been good for us and Chris (L’Enclume) and Cedric (Permal) are quality players. “There’s talk about getting more kids down so that we can promote ourselves more as a community-based club and that’s a good thing. “I’d like to think that we’re not just there to make up the numbers next year and that we can do something. I think we can.” And Mitchell couldn’t resist a parting shot at the game’s administrators. “The referees have a thankless job and it’s made even harder with all these changes that are brought in by the people running the game. “It’s got to the stage where even the coaches and players wonder what’s going on. “Most of the rules governing the game have been set in concrete and should be left alone.” Langwarrin’s NPL preparations are in full swing with the club taking on established NPL outfit Box Hill United at Baxter Park last weekend. The under-20s were staring down the barrel after 15 minutes when they were 3-0 down and giving up possession far too easily but they staged a remarkable comeback in a free-flowing contest to run out 7-5 winners. Bentleigh Greens’ recruit Keegan Guy and Nat Daher from Mornington both notched hat-tricks with Langy’s other goal coming from Ayden Eszes. “Of the three early goals two were preventable and down to individual errors,” said under-20s gaffer Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor. “Psychologically to come back from three down is hugely important and it shows them that they can compete at this level because it’s new to most of them.” Taylor has a 16-man squad but five players were unavailable forcing him to

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Students bat, bowl way to cricket title

Etched in history: The Dunes Medal winners Blake Collyer and Dee Russell add their names to the winner’s list. Picture: Supplied

Top team: Ben Tennant, Hayden Young, Ben Shorthouse (coach), Harry Capes, Flynn Atkins; front: Clayton Gay, Will Lewis, Nick Mason (captain), Ash Nagel, Jordy Kelly, Will George; front Charlie Dixon. Absent: Lachy Smart, Jonah Lane. Picture: Supplied

In the final against Notre Dame Catholic College, Shepparton, Mornington batted first and, once again, Will George (37) and Nick Mason (37) controlled the innings and put up 4-152 off 20 overs. Notre Dame lost a wicket first ball of the innings but then shot to 1-70 off eight overs

before failing to score a boundary in six consecutive overs. Clayton Gay took a sensational catch on the boundary to remove their dangerous number 3 batsman. He took two more great catches and another two important wickets. Jordy Kelly also struck twice in an over, with both catches taken by Harry Capes on the deep square boundary. This reduced Notre Dame to 7-90. They were finally dismissed for 118 in the final over of the innings giving Mornington the state championship.

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MORNINGTON Secondary College cricketers are walking on air after winning the state championship for year 9/10 boys. Health and PE teacher Ben Shorthouse said the competition started in February when the college won the division event on the southern peninsula. In the next game against Cheltenham in the Southern Metropolitan Quarter Final at Carrum, Mornington scored 4-171 and Cheltenham 90 in reply. The next stage was the Southern Metropolitan semi-final and final on the same day at Cheltenham. Mornington played McKinnon in the semifinal and scored 6-133 while bowling McKinnon out for 90 in reply. In the regional final, Kooweerup Secondary College batted first and scored 107. Mornington passed this score six wickets down to qualify for the state quarter-final. The outstanding player was Hayden young with 49. In the state quarter-final at Yarragon against Catholic College Sale, Mornington batted first and posted an excellent 4-151 off 20 overs. Charlie Dixon scored 73 not out off 45 balls and Ben Tennant 39. The Catholic College scored 9/84 in reply. For the fourth time in four years, Mornington qualified for the state semi-finals, after having been runner-up and third in previous attempts. Against Maribyrnong College, a sports academy, Mornington won the toss and batted first. It compiled 4-166 with Will George scoring 80 and captain Nick Mason 49. In reply, Maribyrnong scored 103.


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By Ben Triandafillou and Brodie Cowburn THE Mount Martha Junior Football Club is enjoying more success of late, with another three former players taken in the 2017 AFL draft. At picks seven, 30, and 77 respectively, Hunter Clark, Tom De Koning, and Billy Hartung were drafted to the highest footy level on Friday 24 November. All of the players were drafted to Victorian clubs, allowing them to stay close to home with their family and friends. Hunter Clark was drafted to the St Kilda Football Club inside the top 10 and is touted as a smooth midfielder that is expected to win plenty of the ball. He averaged close to seven tackles a game in the TAC Cup season, showing his tenacity and ferociousness as a footballer. De Koning (200cm) is a tall goal kicker and has been handed his opportunity with Carlton. He will be joining another former Mt Martha junior footballer and number one draft pick in 2015, Jacob Weitering. Selected as the second-last player picked in this year’s draft, Billy Hartung will inject some pace and run into the North Melbourne midfield; with this being his second shot at AFL success after his stint with Hawthorn was cut short. As a junior going through the Mt Martha system, Hartung kicked 20 goals in a single game and also ran a 16.6 on the beep test at the draft combine. He will be hoping he can use these talents to slot straight into the North Melbourne best 22. The three players taken this year add to a storied history of draftees from the junior club, with not one but two previous number one draft picks coming from the club. As juniors, Greater Western Sydney (GWS) midfielder Lachie Whitfield and Carlton utility Jacob Weitering plied their trade for Mt Martha, with Whitfield racking up over 100 games for

The big league: Hunter Clark, Craig Black (coach), Luke Davies-Uniacke, Aiden Bonar and Mark Wheeler (talent manager) at the 2017 AFL Draft. Picture: Supplied

his junior club. With such a long history of success when it comes to preparing junior footballers to reach the top level and having six players drafted in the past five years, the question must be asked, how do they do it? Mt Martha Junior Football Club president James Barrett said that while it probably has a lot to do with the coaching staff that is put in place, the players that are coming through are also fairly naturally talented. “The club itself has a good culture and we make sure our coaches understand our club’s values and how we want our juniors to be developed before they are appointed,” he said. “We have a good working relationship with the Stingrays and while they work outside of us they are certainly a great pathway to get into the AFL and AFLW. “It’s fantastic that we are having our juniors drafted but it’s also about making sure that they are enjoying the sport on their way through to

hopefully a senior career. “Now with the girls coming through the club, hopefully, we can have an AFLW player in the draft in the future.” Beyond Mt Martha, there were also a number of other draftees who hailed from the Mornington Peninsula League in their junior days and combined with the Dandenong Stingrays in this year’s TAC Cup competition. The Stingrays had five players drafted in the first two rounds of this year’s draft, with three in the top 11. Dandenong Stingrays talent manager Mark Wheeler said the club thought they had some good talent heading into the draft with a number of other players also looking a chance to get drafted. “We are pretty ecstatic to see some of them drafted this year,” he said. “We are very proud of those who got drafted and obviously a bit disappointed for those who weren’t able to be.

“We talk to them all about the idea of a ‘fish pond’ and heading into either the AFL, VFL or wherever they go as they will be a small fish in a big pond. “We teach them that no matter where they go they will need to keep working hard and prove themselves to continue to advance.” Having been in contention for the number one draft pick throughout the year, Luke DaviesUniacke was snatched up by North Melbourne at fourth pick and will enjoy staying in Victoria. Davies-Uniacke will take the number nine guernsey which was previously worn by ex-captain Andrew Swallow. Aiden Bonar will make his move interstate to the GWS Giants having been selected at pick 11 after coming back from two knee reconstructions. “He’s obviously one of the big stories for the club this year,” Wheeler said. “He shows that if you dig in and do the work you can still achieve your dream no matter what stands in front of you.” Oscar Clavarino, along with Hunter Clark, will join St Kilda next year as he was selected at pick 35 and was surprisingly presented his Saints jumper by key midfielder David Armitage. Clavarino will also be joining his close friend and former classmate at Haileybury College, Josh Battle, who was drafted to the team last year. “We’ve made a good relationship with St Kilda and it’s great that we will now have 11 local players listed with them,” Wheeler said. Thomas Murphy will join teammate DaviesUniacke at North Melbourne having been drafted at pick four in last Monday night’s Rookie draft. “He came through the Stingrays at 17-yearsold and had suffered from back fractures, glandular fever a couple of times and recently blood poisoning so it’s great to see him get picked up,” Wheeler said.

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