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Power to the people: Simon Brooks with his electric car. Picture: Yanni

DON’T mention gas, coal or oil to the Brooks family of Dromana. They’ve made a conscious decision to distance themselves from those passe fossil fuels and, instead, are gearing for an all-electric future. Simon, the Mornington Peninsula Shire councillor, and his wife Allison are “keen to do their bit” to reduce their carbon footprint by buying an electric car, installing electric appliances, electric heating and cooling and roof-top solar panels. “As a councillor I’ve made it a focus to become even more informed about climate change and how practical steps can be taken by everyone to reduce our carbon footprint,” Cr Brooks said. “It is at a local level where action needs to occur and council is working to not only bring its own emissions down, but also help the community and businesses do the same, as well as adapt to the emerging climate change impacts. “We’re finishing renovations to our home and decided to replace our aging gas appliances with high-efficiency electrics.” Continued Page 6

Community helps out as boy fights for life after crash Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au A RED Hill boy was left fighting for life late last week after the car being driven by his mother crashed head-on into another car in Red Hill South. Paramedics rushed to the horror scene on the Point Leo Road just after 4.30pm, Wednesday 13 February. The Red Hill community is rallying around the family, with the Mornington Peninsula Shire, CFA, Consolidated school, scouts and residents helping them cope in their time of need. The 11-year-old was flown to The Royal Children's Hospital by helicopter ambulance in a critical condition

with head, chest and abdominal injuries. Police said the badly injured boy possibly suffered cardiac arrest at the scene and was assisted by passers-by until emergency crews arrived. A hospital spokesperson said yesterday morning (Monday) the boy was in a “critical but stable” condition. His mother, 46, who was initially trapped in her Holden sedan, was flown to the Royal Melbourne Hospital by another helicopter ambulance in a serious condition with chest, leg and pelvis injuries. The boy’s twin brother was taken to Monash Medical Centre in a stable condition with chest, abdominal and leg injuries.

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Wild weather a blow to boat, business Stephen Taylor steve@mpnews.com.au ONE of Rye and Rosebud’s longest-serving fishing charter operators suffered a blow last week when The Jillian was wrecked in a fierce storm. Operators Jon and Steve Dart’s Pompei-built 32 footer was washed ashore in huge waves while moored at McCrae, Saturday 9 February. Its cabin and covered area was torn off and the hull split along one side. Last week the 20-passenger boat was sitting high and dry and roped off while the brothers decided what to do with her. In an open letter to friends and customers on Monday 11 February, the Darts said the destructive winds and waves of Port Phillip had “claimed another victim”. “This time it was too close to home,” they said. “The Jillian, our iconic and much loved charter fishing boat which … had been instrumental in saving the lives of so many yachtsmen and seagoers on the bay, was washed ashore with devastating consequences. “We couldn’t save her and the best we could do was salvage what we could and clean up what we couldn’t. It was heartbreaking work, but, with the help of our amazing friends, relatives and some wonderful people who we didn’t even know, the job was completed on the day. “We have managed to salvage the damaged Pompei-built hull which tomorrow will be moved into storage.” The Darts said the response to the tragedy from friends, long-term customers and members of the public had been “overwhelming and we sincerely thank everybody for their support”. The brothers will put their second boat, the Ashlea Rose, into service so that the charter business can continue. The smaller Ashlea Rose licensed for 12 passengers will continue to operate out of Rosebud and Rye. The wrecking is a double blow for the brothers

Storm damage: The Jillian lies battered and broken on McCrae beach. Pictures: Supplied

who had the business up for sale only two months ago in what they described as the ultimate “sea change” experience. The boat had been refurbished at Martha Cove Marina and was “ready for the holiday season”, their sales literature stated.

Expert’s warning on climate change MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire has been told it must immediately adopt strategies to tackle climate change. Minter Ellison special counsel Sarah Barker has told shire councillors and senior officers that climate change action and mitigation is a serious financial consideration for industries and communities across the globe. Ms Barker said strategies must immediately be integrated into all council activities to address climate change risks. She spoke on the approaches being taken by organisations worldwide, including the World Economic Forum, global banks, ratings agencies and insurance agencies to cope with its impacts. The mayor Cr David Gill said the council wanted to learn more about global approaches to climate change. “It was great to hear from an industry expert and reinforce the knowledge that our efforts to adapt council operations and support our community are in line with global trends,” he said. “Sarah presented a different lens on the potential risks to our community and highlighted the peninsula’s vulnerability to sea level rise in low lying areas. “The productivity of our agricultural sector is also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change through longer droughts, stronger storms and flash flooding. “Council is working to ensure the community is well equipped with the knowledge and tools to prepare for these risks and reduce liability.” “We have an obligation to limit [its] impact and also to lessen [its] liability to our ratepayers long after this council term is over,” he said. The shire’s climate change, energy and water manager Melissa Burrage said the council had been proactive in encouraging community action. “We’re determined to shape a council and community prepared to respond to the impacts of climate change across all areas of operations, especially planning, infrastructure, finance and the environment,” she said.

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Beach-bound: Police stand by as the fur seal crosses back over Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie. Picture courtesy 3AW

when he reached the sand and took to the shallows for a cooling off.

A NEW Zealand fur seal that had been resting on the beach at Dromana last week (Seal draws crowd and ‘unwelcome’ attention” The News 12/2/19) decided to move further down the bay and hit the high spots of Blairgowrie, Thursday afternoon. But, not content with sunning himself on the sand, the big fellow shuffled across Point Nepean Road, bringing the busy thoroughfare to a halt and prompting shoppers to call police to direct traffic. Constable Garry Robinson, of Rosebud police, said he spent 45 minutes shepherding the seal across the road “with a bit of a rest in the middle”. He admits to being quietly relieved

A COUPLE arrested after a courier’s van was stolen in Mt Eliza while he was making a delivery faced Frankston Magistrates’ Court on Friday 15 February charged with more than 60 theft-related offences. The man, 28, and woman, 27, both from the Somerville area, were found asleep in a stolen car at Black Rock, 2am, Thursday 14 February, before they allegedly rammed a police car, injuring one officer. They were apprehended in Brighton soon after while attempting to flee on foot. The driver of the StarTrack van was at the front door of a house in Boxmoor Court, 1.30pm, when his Toyota van was driven away.

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custody to a later date. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Smash and grab POLICE have issued a picture of a man they believe may have smashed a car’s rear side window at McCrae and stolen a woman’s handbag possibly used her credit card to buy alcohol at a nearby supermarket, Monday 28 January. Somerville detectives said the woman parked her car on Point Nepean Road and walked to the beach at lunchtime. Later, she found her car’s window smashed and her handbag missing from the back seat. Police have released CCTV images of a man at the check-out who may be able to assist with their inquiries. Anyone recognising him is asked to

call Detective Senior Constable Alex Montgomery, 5978 1400, or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 quoting number 190036170.

Speedster caught A MT ELIZA woman must have been in a rush to get to the city early Friday afternoon because she allegedly drove past an unmarked police car on Eastlink, near Thompsons Road, at about 160kph. The 23-year-old was intercepted and found to have a suspended licence due to 79 demerit points as well as outstanding arrest warrants for road-traffic offences. She was arrested and left the scene in handcuffs. Her car was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $979. Leading Senior Constable Greg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, urges drivers to “slow down, drive according to the conditions and within the speed limit”.

Women sought TWO young women who allegedly attempted to steal clothing and a $200 beach towel from a Sorrento boutique are being sought by police. The women, pictured, selected the items and allegedly removed the security tags in the change rooms. Soon after, one attempted to distract staff while the other began walking out of the store with the clothing stuffed into a bag. An alert staff member stopped her and demanded she return the items. Both women protested their innocence but handed over the items

and left the store when the staff member began calling police. It is believed the women may have stolen items from other stores in the area. They are described as 18-23 years old, one with long blonde hair in a ponytail, fair complexion and a slim build, the other with long brown hair tied back, fair complexion and a solid build. Anyone knowing the women or having information is urged to call Constable Garry Robinson 5986 0444 or Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

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Continued from Page 1 The changes at home include inverter air conditioning for heating and cooling, electric hot water heat pump and induction cook-top.” The forward-thinking family has also upgraded their home’s insulation, are converting their lighting to LEDs and taken other measures to reduce their energy use. “The upfront costs of some of these improvements are modest; others are higher,” Cr Brooks said. “However, spread over time there is a break-even point and then you are in front.” He said the challenge for the community was in deciding how to assist those with less capacity to fund these types of initiatives that will ultimately save them money. “Understanding that most of our electricity comes from brown coal generation we have also installed solar panels on our roof and are about to expand this to produce as much as we can. “This is now more important as, last May, we purchased an electric car that we plug-in and charge at home.” The car had been a “revelation”. “The BMW i3 was one of only two smaller electric vehicles available [here] at the time. It has a 200-kilometre battery range and a further 150-kilometre range with an on-board generator or ‘range extender’.” By 2020-21 new models would have double the range which “shows how quickly technology is moving” and the installation of electric car chargers on highways would increase practicality. “About 99 per cent of the time we only use the battery, regularly driving to Melbourne and back on a single charge,” Cr Brooks said. “However, the range extender allows the car to be used as a hybrid for longer trips if required. We’ve only put petrol in the nine-litre fuel tank half a dozen times. “In January my wife drove the i3 to Echuca using the battery and the range extender. As the

network of public charging stations increases the need for the range extender will decrease.” Cr Brooks said even with a higher upfront cost of the mid-$50,000s, the car’s lower running costs meant the total cost of ownership was very close to that of a petrol or diesel equivalent and less than the larger SUV they replaced. “With the cost of batteries falling and their capacity (and range) increasing it will soon be cheaper to purchase and a lot cheaper to run electric vehicles,” he said. Cr Brooks said he had been encouraging his fellow councillors and officers to look at introducing electric vehicles into the shire’s fleet. “We have been trialling a variety of smaller cars, including the BMW i3, Renault Zoe, and Hyundai Ioniq, as well as the small Renault Kangoo van, and measuring their suitability against our day-to day-needs. He said more models were on the way. “We need to be ready. We are a bit of a backwater and it is going to hit us fairly quickly.” Stephen Taylor

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Enthusiasts can watch as members of Ulysses Club Inc. ride in a parade around the streets of Mornington beginning at The Peninsula Community Theatre car park and finishing at Mornington Park.

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Leading role for beach cleaner AT just seven years of age, Harrison Daley is a little boy with a passion. He helps clean-up Mornington beaches and is always keen to educate beachgoers about environmental dangers posed by litter. This dedication has been recognised with Harrison being named Mornington Peninsula Shire’s first and youngest recycling ambassador and unofficial recycling champion. It’s a job he can’t do alone and the shire wants more volunteers to become recycling champions. This team of champions will support the shire’s efforts to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill. The mayor Cr David Gill said it was “more important than ever to ensure we place recyclables in the correct bin”. Eye spy: Harrison Daley, the shire’s first and youngest recycling ambassador, collecting rubbish at Mothers Beach, Mornington.

Recycling goes ahead if separation done right MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s infrastructure services manager Jessica Wingad says recycled waste from the peninsula is still going to China and other global markets. She said extra processing here was ensuring “compliance with these markets”. New recycling markets are expected to open in Victoria in the future.

“While the [Chinese] policy shift hasn’t banned recycling, it has limited the level of contaminated accepted in recycling sent to China,” Ms Wingad said. “Clean, sorted recycling is still being accepted, so it is extremely important we continue to separate our waste from recycling and place only accepted recyclable items into our recycling bins,” she said.

“Overseas policy changes have limited the level of contamination accepted in recycling,” he said. “Putting the wrong items in your recycling bin could mean the whole bin is sent to landfill instead of being recycled, which is bad news for our environment and local wildlife. “Through the recycling champions’ initiative, we’re empowering the community to get involved and get active.” Anyone aged over 18 can become a recycling champion. The champions will learn more about recycling. No prior knowledge or experience is required – just a passion and willingness to share ideas. Recycling champions will be provided with training, recycling resources and ongoing support from the shire’s waste education officer. They will help out at events, distribute flyers and posters, and talk to various groups about recycling. Details: mornpen.vic.gov.au/recyclingchampions

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“We need everyone to do their bit to ensure the correct items are placed in all kerbside and public recycling bins,” Ms Wingad said. “[These] are sent to a materials recycling facility where contractors sort items into material types.” The shire’s website lists items suitable for kerbside recycle bins.

CLEAN Up Australia Day is on Sunday 3 March. Mornington Peninsula Shire is calling on residents to take part. Those interested can check out litter hotspots in the neighbourhood and challenge friends and family to take part in keeping the peninsula clean. Details: cleanupaustraliaday.org.au

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Principal cat: Eastbourne Primary School Stephen Wilkinson was the Dr Seuss creation, The Cat in the Hat, at this month’s launch of the school’s classroom libraries. Also in the picture are Ashton, Lawrence, Layce, Lilly, Bella and Eli. Picture: Yanni

Class libraries a base for reading CHILDREN at Eastbourne Primary School are being encouraged to become “lifelong readers”. “The introduction of classroom libraries is crucial in helping students develop who they are as readers and have a sense of ownership over their reading,” Year 6 staff member, Carli Hunter said. “By including classroom libraries in each year level, we are providing opportunities for students to build stamina and engagement when they

have books right in front of them.” Ms Hunter said “strategically sourced” books would help all readers reach their individual reading goals. “Our aim has been to provide accessible books that the students will spend time sorting into series, authors and topics. In turn, this will help readers begin to define their own individual tastes and preferences,” she said. “By offering high quality and engaging literature at Eastbourne, we are exposing our students to a variety

of sophisticated vocabularies while catering for individual interests and abilities.” The school had been “incredibly fortunate” to be supported by Jeff Shelley, managing director of the 123Read2Me charity. “Jeff has donated many amazing books that cover all year levels and reading genres ... the necessary resources to be able to move forward the launch of these libraries in all classrooms,” Ms Hunter said.

DRAFT SCOPING REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE BOUNDARY ROAD QUARRY EES IS OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT A draft of the scoping requirements has been released for public comment. The scoping requirements will provide strong guidance to the specialist investigations required for the EES for the proposed Boundary Road Quarry. Known as the Boundary Road Quarry project, the proposal to recommence quarrying and access additional reserves is the subject of an Environment Effect Statement, the purpose of which is to detail the proposed project, assess its potential environmental effects and assess approaches to avoid and mitigate these effects. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has prepared the draft scoping requirements. These matters, which are to be investigated and documented through the EES process, are contained in the ‘Draft Scoping Requirements’ which are now available for public and stakeholder comment. The Minister for Planning will consider public feedback on this draft before issuing the final scoping requirements.

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You can view the Draft Scoping Requirements and provide feedback by entering this link in your web browser: https://www.planning.vic.gov.au/environment-assessment/browse-projects/ projects/boundary-road-quarry The window for providing feedback closes at midnight on 7 March 2019. Community drop-in session A community drop-in session will be held on Tuesday 26 February for those who wish to learn more about the Draft Scoping Requirements process and the EES process. The drop-in session will be held at the Safety Beach Sailing Club (185 Marine Drive Safety Beach) from 2pm to 8pm. State Government representatives and Boundary Road project staff will be present to answer questions. There is no formal presentation so you can drop in at any time. For more information about the drop-in session contact Sally or Margie using the contact details below.

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Thompsons have called island home for 125 years FAMILIES descended from the original French Island Thompsons flocked to the Tankerton Memorial Hall for a 125th reunion. More than 230 family members from New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Victoria took the ferry across from Stony Point and were picked up by bus on the island, Sunday 3 February. Some came across from Corinella, with their vehicle on the barge, and planned to stay several days to catch up with family members from further afield. The day capped off 18 months of planning by organisers Joan Shepherd, Lois Airs, and Carol Lake – grandchildren of Joseph Edmund (Ed) and Margaret (Maggie) Annie Thompson (nee Broderick). They had lots to talk about: 125 years ago, Joseph Henry Thompson came to French Island with his son Joseph to make a new life for his family. He had arrived at the port of Adelaide in 1860 at the age of 13 accompanied by his brother and sister-in-law, Cephas and Mary Ann Thompson, and their three-year-old son George. Thompson worked for a time at Islington railway works in South Australia, later moving to Melbourne with his own family of Ellen Elizabeth Keyte (nee Wilton) and their children. In 1893 he took up a government offer of land on French Island, cleared the scrub, built a home and tried to provide for his family in what was an inhospitable environment. In 1894, his wife Ellen and their

Questions: How many Thompsons does it take to fill the Tankerton Memorial Hall? Answer: Lots. Thompson family members and their relatives at the hall for a family reunion. Picture: Supplied

children Martha and Richard Wilton, Cephas, Mary Selina, Walter, Eliza Anne, Ellen Elizabeth and William Thompson, arrived to begin their new lives. Direct decedents who still live on French Island include Rose Scott, 87, the youngest daughter of Joseph Edmund and Maggie Thompson. Another of the couple’s children, Cyril Thompson, 90, made the trip over on the barge with help from his daughter. “So many smiles, handshakes, cuddles, tears and stories were told and shared throughout the day,” Ms Lake said. “Running all day on a loop was a video of the centenary reunion held 25

years ago and on display was a huge collection of photos shared by Noel Thompson, Lois Aires, Carol Lake, Dianne Spark and Rose Scott all put together by Ollie Hodgkins.” Family members took a bus trip to the original Thompson Homestead at Long Point. It has been fully restored and is now the Hatton family’s French Island vineyard. Inside the hall was a display of memorabilia, with something from all of Joseph Edmund’s children’s families. These included a piano-accordion and mouth organ played at many dances at the hall, a chainsaw used by Joseph Henry, a kitchen table made by Joseph Edmund for Maggie when they

married, many of her cooking utensils, small farming implements, numerous ornaments, and personal items, such as clothing, bibles and school books. A specially designed hat pin commemorated the day and the book written by Ruth Gooch – Frontier French Island was for sale. Individual family trees were displayed on the walls of the hall along with many other photos, information and stories, such as birth certificates and immigration records, maps of the seven settlements in the 1890s, education and schools, industry and transport. On display outside was a trailer full of old milk and cream cans, home-

made spades and period farming tools. Also outside was a portable fire drum, bellows and chicory bag dumper. The hall committee ran a sausage sizzle and provided hot and cold drinks throughout the day. Family members provided a plate of something home made for morning and afternoon tea. A time for reflection came when a memorial outdoor seat was unveiled in memory of the late Connor (Fatz) Thompson. The Thompson Family of French Island history will be open to view on Saturday 23 February – the same day as the Pink Stump cricket day. Details: Lois Airs 0412 671 241.

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WHAT’S NEW....

Left: Mandy (Home Support Partner – Flexicare) and Bernie (Executive Chef – Aged Care) Above: Chris (Maintenance – Retirement Living), Sarah (Receptionist – Retirement Living) & Kieran (PCA – Aged Care)

Our family caring for your family OPERATING on the Mornington Peninsula for over 40 years, Village Glen offers all facets of aged care, with retirement living, aged care residences and home care services. What makes Village Glen unique in the aged care industry is that we are a family business. Village Glen is owned and operated by the Jacobsen family, with six family members over three generations currently working for the group. As a family that is born and bred on the Mornington Peninsula, this is where our passion lies. Village Glen Retirement Living came first in Capel Sound with over

600 villas and apartments. Aged care residences followed later, with two state-of-the-art facilities in Capel Sound and Mornington. We completed our continuum of care model with Flexicare Home Support, which offers both home care packages and private in-home services. Another Aged Care Residences in Baxter is in the design stage. Village Glen is all about people caring for people. More accurately Village Glen is about our family caring for your family. But that isn’t where the Village Glen family analogy ends. I am referring to the countless

families working at Village Glen to care for your family. That’s right – Village Glen employs husband and wives, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, sisters, cousins, nieces and uncles – the list goes on. Today, over 15% of the Village Glen workforce has another member of their family also working at Village Glen. As Managing Director Chas Jacobsen explains, “it creates such a sense of pride when staff care so much about what they do that they encourage their loved ones to follow in their footsteps.” Our team consists of the

very best aged care staff members that are incredibly loyal and passionate about providing the level of care that our clients deserves. Bernie who is the Aged Care Executive Chef says “family values are everything to me, and working for the Village Glen is an extension of that”. The variety of staff and skills sets working at Village Glen is incredible. From nursing to admin, maintenance to catering, cleaning to housekeeping, every role at Village Glen is unique as is every individual who works here. “The community in the Village and friendly environment makes work

feel like family, and working with my family makes it that much more special” as described by Sarah the Retirement Living receptionist who works along side her husband Chris and son Kieran. If you are interested in working at Village Glen or if you or a family member are considering aged care options, come and see why Village Glen might be right for you. Our team will be only too happy to show you some of the many reasons to join our community as a client or staff member and become part of our extended family.

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NEWS DESK Concerts begin

Pest inspection: Vigneron Tyson Lewis said residents’ help could tip the balance against the pest. Picture: Yanni

Finding root cause to vine threat THE invasive pest phylloxera hasn’t got a foothold in the Mornington Peninsula’s estimated 1000 hectares of grape vines – yet. And that’s why the Mornington Peninsula Vignerons’ Association and Agriculture Victoria have launched a campaign to prevent it gaining a foothold. Mornington Peninsula Shire is also in the fight seeking “insider knowledge” of the presence of the pest in every nook and cranny. The phylloxera insect can devastate a commercial vineyard and is easily transmitted between vines. This occurs when infected soil or plant material is carried from infected areas,

possibly on shoes or clothing. Peninsula residents are being asked to become involved by downloading the Snap Send Solve app onto their phones and photographing ofteninnocent-looking ornamental vines, also known as amenity vines, in their backyard or in public places. This could help nip the pest in the bud (so to speak). They should then select their location, select the “incident” as “amenity vine” and notify Agriculture Victoria whose officers can make an inspection. Many residents already use the app to notify the shire about littering and other incidents. Vignerons association officer Tyson

Lewis said while phylloxera had not been found on the peninsula it was known to be in the Yarra Valley, “only an hour and a half’s drive away”. “This is ground zero,” he said. “We are going to do a whole-of-peninsula survey to see if we can find any [phylloxera]. “If none are found, Agriculture Victoria will declare us a phylloxera-free zone and make it tougher for vines to be brought in from other areas. This is all part of improving our biosecurity.” Vines suspected of hosting the insect can easily be checked by digging to half-spade depth and inspecting the root zone where infestation will be visible. Stephen Taylor

PENINSULA Chamber Musicians will launch its 2019 season on the weekend on 2 and 3 march with concerts at Rosebud and Mornington. Artistic director Andrew Hall said the performances will feature music by “two of western music’s greatest composers, Beethoven and Bach”. “Continuing with our tradition of starting the year with one of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos - number five in 2018, number one in 2017 and number six in 2016 - PCM is pleased to be commencing this year with the lively Brandenburg Concerto number four,” Hall said. “This will then be followed by Beethoven’s majestic Symphony number three, Eroica. We are delighted to present this work, which although grounded in the classical era is renowned for the way it stretched the musical boundaries of that time to welcome the beginning of the Romantic era.” Hall said the choice of music was “a resounding way to mark the beginning of our 2019 performances”. The first performance starts 2pm Saturday 2 March, at All Saints Anglican Church, Rosebud (www.trybooking.com/459742) and the second at 2pm Sunday 3 March, at Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington (www.trybooking.com/459745).

Office opens PENINSULA Transport Assist will celebrate the opening of its refurbished Baxter offices with a morning tea, 11am, Saturday 23 February. Some of the 70 volunteer drivers, board members and office staff will be on hand as Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Cr Julie Morris does the hon-

ours at the new offices at 13 Railway Road. Details: Clare 0407 352 557 or email clareharwood1@gmail.com

Environment film WESTERNPORT and Peninsula Protection Council is hosting a screening of The Bentley Effect at Rosebud cinema, 6pm, Saturday 23 February. The award-winning film is about a NSW community which stands up against fracking. Money raised on the night will go towards “stopping AGL at Crib Point”, organiser Karri. Bookings can be made at Eventbrite. Tickets: $19 adults, $13 children.

Ice Age cave art THE Shock Of The Old: Discovering Britain’s Ice Age Cave Art is the title of the next Mornington Peninsula Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society lecture. It will be presented by Dr Paul Bahn at the Peninsula Community Theatre in Wilsons Road, Mornington, 5.30pm, Friday 22 February. Dr Bahn is an expert in archaeology and a specialist in Ice Age art. He studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge and completed his doctorate in 1979 on the prehistory of the French Pyrenees. He has held postdoctoral fellowships at universities in Liverpool and London, plus the J Paul Getty post-doctoral fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities. Harpist Julie Raines will entertain from 5pm. Bookings secretary Glad Hungerford, 9787 2092, will reserve a seat for free for first timers. Details: Vicky Davison 0407 810 877.

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DUE to its growing popularity, the annual RoseBudding Art Competition has extended the time for budding artists to enter until February the 26th. Let your imagination go to create an artwork in any medium and on any subject you like and have it displayed at Rosebud Plaza and you could also win great prizes in the public voting competition. Run as part of Seawind’s youth programs, the competition invites entries from age groups 12-14 years, 15-17 years and 18-21 years (as at the 12th March 2019). Entry forms are available

from Rosebud Plaza centre Management office or at Seawinds Community Hub at 11A Allambi Ave, Capel Sound. Artworks are then to be handed in at Rosebud Plaza centre Management office no later than the 26th March 2019. Awards are presented at a gala event with all works on show at Eagle Ridge Golf course in May. Further details are available at www.rosebudplaza.com.au or www.seawindscommunityhub. com.au


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RYE 12 Niblick Street STYLISH COASTAL HOME ON THE TYRONE FORESHORE Enjoying a prime Tyrone location, natural light and a fantastic floor plan this accommodating contemporary home is what coastal living is all about. Offering 5 big bedrooms with both master and guest bedrooms having ensuites and WIR’s, 2 living areas, central bathroom, outdoor entertaining deck and double carport. Features up to the minute kitchen with stone tops, stainless steel appliances, induction cooktop and butlers pantry, 2 reverse cycle air conditioners, swim/spa and beautiful established gardens with sprinkler system and plenty of room for the kids to run

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Superbly located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly sought after Whitecliffs region, just a leisurely stroll to the Tyrone Foreshore, this resort-like retreat has bay and valley views, all set on a 1169 m2 (approx.) lot. This attractive coastal residence comprises 4 bedrooms plus study, 3 bathrooms including ensuite to main, a contemporary kitchen with island bench and dumbwaiter plus two living areas with polished timber floors and extensive glazing. Upper and lower decks overlook the poolside alfresco dining area that sits above a lush, green landscape whilst year round comfort is assured with central heating and cooling, gas log fire and extendable awning on the upper deck providing some shade when dining outdoors. From the street is a double car garages plus parking bay for the caravan or boat also.

To be sold on a walk in walk out basis, the character filled home will allow you to move in and enjoy or holiday let for this seasons holidays. Set on nearly 700 sqm of flat land and walking distance to beach this charming cottage offers a flexible floorplan of 3 bedrooms (master full ensuite and BIR) 2 living areas, lockup garage and off street parking for 4 cars. With too many features to list including gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm system with base monitoring and a computer managed watering system connected to bore water to keep the beautiful garden surrounds green all year. Be quick to inspect this property and don’t miss this opportunity.

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For Sale: $690,000 - $750,000 Contact: Michael Christodoulou 0419 003 685

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

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EXTRAORDINARY LIVING ACROSS TWO LEVELS MOMENTS from the foreshore and the quaint cafes and convenient shopping of McCrae Plaza, this impressive townhouse lets you soak up the lifestyle of this premier location in absolute comfort. Filled with welcome natural light, the home has a distinct beachside vibe highlighted by engineered oak floors that flow from the wide entry foyer and through the downstairs living zones. The master bedroom makes a grand statement in every way with spacious and relaxing sleeping quarters complemented by an enormous walk-in robe and a exquisitely tiled ensuite that features twin vanity and frameless glass shower with rainfall shower head. Across the hall is the laundry and powder room, then you are into the fantastic open plan family zone and kitchen. The brilliant high ceilings are dotted with stylish down lights and in addition to the split-system air conditioning is a gas, log effect heater. The dining alcove would comfortably seat eight and to the splendid kitchen are handsome marble bench tops and stainless-steel appliances including a dishwasher and an electric oven with gas hotplates. The lounge area - with study nook – seamlessly transitions to the alfresco timber deck where meals can be enjoyed on warm summer nights. The upstairs zone is superb with richly carpeted floors and an equally impressive living room also with air-conditioning. This versatile second living room opens to a wonderful balcony enclosed with frosted glass for the ultimate in private entertaining and relaxing. Two more bedrooms both have a wall of built-in robes and share the on-trend main bathroom with shower, bath and vanity.n

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ADDRESS: 2/2 The Avenue, McCRAE FOR SALE: $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 DESCRIPTION: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car INSPECT: By Appointment AGENT: Craig Leo 0412 502 938, Barry Plant Real Estate, 1/28 McCombe Street, Rosebud 5986 8880 mpnews.com.au

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

Mornington Auction this Saturday

Auction

6 George Street, Mornington The sun, the sea, the sand… in a location synonymous with the beach, the bay and good times, these two dynamic brand new three bedroom, two bathroom residences offer a lifestyle of privilege and exclusivity. In a prized beachside setting, each single-level residence is fitted with high end appointments from stunning stone benchtops to quality flooring, double garages and generous alfresco entertaining areas. Each residence features two light-filled living zones extending to decking, sleek stone and Smeg kitchen and luxurious master suite with WIR and elegant ensuite. Spoil yourself close to Fossil Beach, Main Street’s vibrant cafes and shops, schools and transport.

Auction 23rd February at 11.00am Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

A3 B2 C2 Mornington Auction this Saturday

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2/34 Darcy Street, Mornington Close to Bentons Square shopping, Civic Reserve, beaches and cosmopolitan Main Street, this brand new boutique single-level north-facing 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence epitomises a relaxed Peninsula lifestyle and represents great value for Mornington. This smart and well-proportioned home is highlighted with a stylish open plan stone kitchen and spacious living/dining room linking to alfresco entertaining and the landscaped garden, a generous master suite, stylish finishes and double garage with internal access. Features include gas ducted heating, split system air conditioning, LED lighting and main bathroom with freestanding bath.

Auction 23rd February at 12.30 pm Inspection As advertised or by appointment Contact Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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Just listed.

Rosebud 108 Seventh Avenue

Rosebud 2/30 Warranilla Avenue

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

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

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Tootgarook 70 Guest Street

Rosebud 16 Besgrove Street

Set on approx 1000m2, this immaculate brick veneer home offers four bedrooms, two living areas plus a renovated kitchen and bathroom. Also with polished floors & massive undercover alfresco area.

This substantial home, set on a 600sqm (approx.) lot was built with families and storage in mind. The home offers bright and breezy living areas and a gourmet kitchen has modern stainless steel appliances.

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Auction Saturday.

Rosebud 268 Eastbourne Road

Rosebud 21 Spray Street

Only a short walk to the beach & plaza, this home offers large open plan living & dining areas, a well-equipped kitchen with stone benches & butler’s pantry, and three bedrooms with BIR’s including main with en-suite.

Located close to the foreshore and shops, on an elevated 700m2 allotment that offers vistas of Arthur’s Seat, this hom eis an outstanding opportunity to purchase an ideal holiday home or investment property.

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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Auction

Friday 15th March at 1pm on-site 5 /177 - 179 Mornington Tyabb Road, Mornington

Prime Showroom Investment

OUTSTANDING IN ITS FIELD ONE of the newest and most vibrant venues on the peninsula has come onto the market and is tailor made for an experienced operator to take to the level this premises deserves. The business was only in operation for the better part of 12 months, yet demonstrated a turnover of $3.8 million for that period, and, understandably, the outstanding fit out presents in as-new condition. The business concept comprised five businesses in one with over 600 square metres of commercial space incorporating a fresh food market place that included a bakery, butcher shop and a seafood store. There is also a coffee lounge and a beautiful restaurant and bar. A long lease term is available with the fit-out including most plant and equipment such as refrigeration units, bars, coolrooms, ovens, stoves, grill, tables, chairs and glassware.n

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Hospitality and retail, BALNARRING FOR SALE: Price On Application AGENT: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454, Kevin Wright Commercial 1/26 McLaren Place, Mornington, 5977 2255

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Quality tenant ‘Coastcare Medical Equipment Hire & Sales’ Secure long-term lease (5 x 5 years) 500m2* Showroom, exceptional frontage & exposure Prominent position adjoining major national retailers

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101 High Street

Expression of interest closing Friday 15th March at 5:00pm

• Huge double fronted commercial site with approx. 450m² on title - zoned Commercial 1 • Compact brick building to front divided into two suites of approx. 30 m² each with common entry, TERMS small kitchen and external W.C. 10% Deposit / Balance 60 days • Internal concrete staircase for future first floor development and part of rear yard securely fenced subject to tenancy • Walkway down each side enables High Street access for future floor space behind the existing building at ground level PLUS opportunity to build two new shops at rear facing Kmart/Aldi car park VIEW (STCA). By Appointment • Permit recently approved for neighbour close by to construct new shops facing rear carpark. • Suite 1 currently leased, Suite 2 is vacant. First time offered in over 30 years. Going concern = No GST

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LETTERS

Facts that matter when it comes to election Michael Free stated that he is “one of those who actually takes an interest in factual politics” (“Fact checking” Letters 13/2/19). He then proceeded to ignore the facts that were placed before him. He went on to compare just which party had lost the most members. In my letter (“Hunt should go” 5/2/19), I suggested that Flinders MP Greg Hunt should be kicked out of Flinders because: Fact: He was disloyal to [then prime minister Malcolm] Turnbull and was promised the deputy’s job if he voted for [Home Affairs Minister Peter] Dutton. Fact: He dipped out on the job because [Scott] Morrison became prime minister. Fact: Because of Hunt’s and others display of disloyalty, Morrison is now the leader of a very unstable government being controlled by the rabid right wing religious faction that contains [Tony] Abbott and Co. Fact: Cabinet ministers are quitting along with backbenchers because of charges of alleged bullying and misogyny and they can see that their chances of remaining in their jobs looking very shaky. Labor has lost a few members as well, but they’re not in government and they are unified. The latest fact appeared on 12 February when the Morrison government lost the vote 75-74 on the floor of the House of Representatives in relation to medical services in Australia for refugees. That’s the first time since 1941 that it has occurred. I would like to see the people of Flinders have a hard look at Greg Hunt’s actions and the chaos that has ensued because of the overthrow of Turnbull and decide if he merits re-election. I believe the elves that may live in the bottom of the garden in the ACT are also contemplating leaving. Lol. John Cain, McCrae

Hunt forever My response to Ms [Julia] Banks’ announcement to seek election in Flinders this federal election (“Hunt under pressure of coup fallout” The News 5/2/19): Greg Hunt has been the MP for Flinders for longer than I have been alive. Greg has lived and breathed the Mornington Peninsula his whole life. Whether it be securing federal funding for the Rosebud pool, cleaning up Gunnamatta beach or protecting Point Nepean, he has always been fighting. I recently joined Greg on a small portion of his 500 kilometre walk for autism across the peninsula, Western Port and Phillip Island. What MP will do that for their local area? That is a member of parliament that properly cares for his local area. In my lifetime I have never seen a Labor or independent truly take the peninsula seriously. As the MP for Chisholm, I feel Ms Banks is betraying her voters by unofficially campaigning around another area while the events of 164,000 people who live in her electorate are ignored. Greg has always been on the side of Flinders and all Australians when listing new medicines. As a 16-year-old and in Ms Banks’ proclaimed “progressive” generation, I believe in someone whose allegiances truly lie on the peninsula. Thomas Burgess, Sorrento

Police wary of pursuit I am absolutely fed up watching and hearing children riding motorbikes and trail bikes on the grass and pedestrian paths of the Hastings foreshore. I have seen a number of near misses with pedestrians and cyclists and fear someone (quite possibly a child) will be killed if nothing is done. When I called into the police station at Hastings to report the problem (not for the first time) I was told the police must literally catch the perpetrators in the act before they can do anything. Yet if a perpetrator is injured in a pursuit, it is the individual police officers who personally risk substantial costs by way of compensation. Is it any wonder I have not seen a single marked police vehicle anywhere in the vicinity after reporting these incidents by calling 000

time and time again. It would appear the police would rather not witness such incidents for fear of what may follow. What hope do we have if the police themselves are effectively discouraged from acting? The police know where these people live. They are well known to them and I have contacted the public housing officer in Frankston who is responsible for their placement: She says it is a matter for the police and that unless an offence happens on the property itself there is nothing she can do. What will it take before something is done? Richard Harrison, Hastings

Lacking safety Residents of Coppin and Point Nepean roads, Sorrento have spent nearly four years trying to have councillors and Mornington Peninsula Shire officers incorporate essential safety features into the design of this [new] footpath. But success has been limited, so opposition continues (“Wrong turn or right, path goes ahead” The News 13/2/19). Cr Hugh Fraser, who appears in the photo accompanying the article, actually voted against every single safety suggestion put forward by residents when the decision to build the path was made by council in December 2015. The design was seriously flawed from the outset, zig-zagging from one side of Coppin Road to the other and completely ignoring the issue of traffic calming along its length. Even now there is no pedestrian refuge at the Point Nepean Road junction (to get to the beach) and no roundabout (promised by the shire in 2003) at the dangerous Constitution Hill Road intersection. There are effectively five separate speed zones - confusing to locals and visitors alike. For much of its length pedestrians will be centimetres from the spinning wheels of large buses as the path shoulders the road. It is a certain accident waiting to happen. Layla Godfrey, Sorrento

ter available. So, why would you use intermittent wind power? Mr Steiner might also find that we already transmit power long distances, interstate. That’s what ultra high voltage is for. I think that the creme de la crims are in the electricity game as well as the banks. The “carbonised” climate change is just a ploy. We sell mountains of coal (and gas) to be burnt in the real world, while here in backward la la land with the above-mentioned correspondents as luminary citizens, we pay unbelievable amounts of money to not burn coal or go nuclear. I know who needs to be laughed at. Brian A Mitchelson, Mornington

Silencing the lambs Do the farmers and Agriculture and Water Minister David Littleproud getting in a lather about the Aussie Farms website and animal liberation activists going onto farms realise their comments are dripping with irony? They have stated that some farm animals might get killed. This is an industry that kills days old baby male chickens by grinding them up alive because they are by-products of the egg industry. The dairy industry kills more than 500,000 days old baby male calves each year because they are an unwanted byproduct. The sheep industry loses 15 million plus baby lambs barely days old in the paddock in winter every year so that we can eat spring lamb. I could go on. This is nothing less than trying to silence whistleblowers. Spare me the hypocrisy. John.Blair, Dromana.

a few weeks ago, dying of heat exhaustion and thirst. What these stories don’t mention is that these animals were never fated to have a long life. If the animals hadn’t drowned or died of dehydration, they would have been hanged by their back legs in a slaughterhouse only to have their throats slashed open, sometimes, due to the speed of processing, while still fully conscious. The graziers are now mostly “sick at heart” because they are not making money from the appalling deaths these animals faced at the hands of the sunburnt country. Droughts and flooding rain were a reality a hundred years ago, and they will only become more intense as climate change, to which animal agriculture is a major contributor, continues to intensify. But, as long as we continue to buy the flesh of these unhappy animals, graziers will continue to breed them, on land that is totally unsuitable. Please – if your heart is sick at the sights of hundreds of thousands of dead animals this week – go vegan, and break this vicious spiral of death. Mimi Bekhechi, PETA Australia

Animals short lived Dorothea Mackellar had it right a century ago when she wrote in her famous poem “My country” about a land “of droughts and flooding rains,” proclaiming “when sick at heart around us, we see the cattle die”. Today, the news channels and social media feeds are full of stories of graziers who are sick at heart at the deaths of hundreds of thousands of cattle – drowned or,

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Pre-schoolers at risk Councillors Bryan Payne and Hugh Fraser welcome construction of the Coppin Road footpath commencing in March(“Wrong turn or right, path goes ahead” The News 13/2/19). For the information of readers, Coppin Road runs parallel to the township’s Ocean Beach Road. The real need for footpaths are the roads and streets heading towards the town, namely: Newton, Hiskens, Watson, Darling et al. The height of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s stupidity is that there is no footpath along Darling Road where the pre-school is located. Parents have no choice but to take their toddlers to the pre-school along the road - will it take a tragedy for council to construct this footpath? Bill Holmes, Sorrento

Burn coal, gas I am sorry to upset Rupert Steiner and John Cain by carrying on about electric power supply, but it is vitally important for industrial capacity, jobs and wealth (“Powering on”, “Climate conspiracy” Letters 13/2/19). How can you run a smelter on wind or batteries? How can John Cain call me a climate change denier when, in my very letter that he criticises, I state that climate change is happening? The Northern Hemisphere has been frozen over in parts with sub-Arctic temperatures and rivers frozen solid, just like it was in 1600-1700 AD. The catastrophic rain in Queensland is part of this change. What is the “normal” climate of Earth? There isn’t one. I think the planet is due to again get cooler. If Mr Steiner would bother to check, he would find that coal power generators are cheaper to build than wind ones. Even nuclear would be cheaper at any location, albeit with cooling waSouthern Peninsula News

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Toorak College

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Thrive at Toorak We are proud of our heritage, attuned to our changing world and focused on ensuring an exceptional education for future generations. As Toorak College approaches 150 years, we celebrate by implementing a new Strategic Plan. With a vision to develop aspiring young people with confidence and character, we endeavour to empower young people through academic and personal growth so they will thrive in their future. Part of our new plan is to enhance student pathways. This year we launch the Empower Network and Student Futures initiative, where students gain self-insight, career inspiration, learn skills required for life beyond Toorak and develop career resilience. This underpins the new opportunities and networks on offer for our senior students. Toorak will soon welcome The Swift Science & Technology building, offering boundless opportunities to students who have a passion for STEM. A new range of never-before-offered scholarships will also be available to students entering in 2020, including The Swift Science & Technology Scholarship and The Principal’s Thrive Scholarship. As our Science programs expand, so does our Performing Arts. We have launched Toorak Academy of Performing Arts; an exciting program for students wishing to develop skills in dance and musical theatre. This year is all about new beliefs and ideas. With the launch of a Principal Information Evening called ‘Thrive at Toorak,’ plus more small and private tours available, we encourage you to take advantage of the many new ways you can discover Toorak. Register your place at our next Principal Information Evening ‘Thrive at Toorak’ on March 14.

Kristy Kendall PRINCIPAL

Toorak College

Old Mornington Road, Mount Eliza, 3930 Phone: 03 9788 7200 Web: www.toorakcollege.vic.edu.au

Kilbreda College Founded in 1904, Kilbreda College has been educating young women in the Brigidine tradition for 115 years. With a rich Catholic heritage and strong commitment to the College motto of Strength and Kindliness, Kilbreda students have every opportunity to become women of hope and compassion with a personal commitment to justice and the courage to speak out and respond to the needs of others. Principal Ms Nicole Mangelsdorf joined the Kilbreda College community at the start of 2016, bringing with her eighteen years of leadership experience in Victorian Catholic secondary schools. “Together, staff and students at Kilbreda form a collaborative, learning focused community that strives for continuous growth through perseverance and effort. We recognise and value the diversity and unique gifts of our students and encourage and support them to develop into confident and articulate young women. Through exposure to a rigorous learning environment, an extensive co-curricular program and a deep commitment to social justice, our mission is to inspire our students to pursue academic excellence, express their creativity and embrace opportunities for leadership and service. “We are committed to providing the knowledge, skills and experiences today’s students need to thrive in tomorrow’s world. Rapid changes in technology call for a very different skillset to that of the past. When our students graduate, we want them to leave

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Kilbreda College

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with a well-developed and transferable skill set and be resilient, critical thinkers, who are flexible and adaptable,” said Ms Mangelsdorf. Optimal wellbeing and learning are enabled at Kilbreda through an environment that is safe, inclusive and respectful. An extensive transition program supports a smooth and enjoyable transition into the Kilbreda College Community. Wellbeing programs across the year levels complement the learning and teaching program in supporting students’ spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical development. Unique to Kilbreda is their Year 9 Bridges program, which students undertake one day per fortnight. Over the year, four thematic, interdisciplinary and inquirybased units are completed. These are designed to develop social competencies and resilience, creative and critical thinking while broadening student understanding of their role as both local and global citizens. With passionate and skilled teachers, extensive academic and co-curricular opportunities every Kilbreda girl is able to flourish! Families are encouraged to visit the college and witness first hand some of the facilities and programs on offer. Open Evening Thursday 14 March 2019 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm We also have a number of Open Mornings running throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.kilbreda.vic.edu.au


Dromana College It is a privilege to be the Principal of Dromana College and I delight in the opportunity to share with the wider community our success as a high performing school of academic excellence. I would like to begin by congratulating the whole college community on a fantastic 2018, with our students having achieved excellence in a diverse range of learning programs and co-curricular activities. Our students are challenged, motivated and engaged by interesting, exciting and relevant curriculum that caters for their needs. As I contemplate the year ahead, I again return to the greatest strengths of our school, the relationships between staff and students and the sense of belonging that our community fosters. The learning relationship of our students with their teachers and vice versa is elementary, built on the college values of respect, integrity, personal best and responsibility and underpinned by clear learning intentions.

Outstanding VCE results DROMANA COLLEGE is extremely proud of the outstanding VCE results achieved by the 2018 Year 12 student cohort. These results clearly position Dromana as the college of academic excellence within the local community once again, bearing testament to the engaging, comprehensive and sequential learning program delivered throughout Years 7 to 12. Whilst we have great pride in our exceptional results and continue to set new benchmarks, our community can rest assured that we will continue to strive for continuous improvement in our engaging and rigorous teaching and learning program. Dromana College gives first priority to Literacy and Numeracy as the core and essential building blocks which underpin all learning, and which enable students to excel so that they can achieve their personal best. Students thrive in our supportive culture of high expectation, where our excellent teachers are seen as the most important resource towards student success. Our hard working and dedicated staff clearly understand their core business: focusing on effective teaching and learning and improving student outcomes. We also encourage and promote an extensive

extra and co-curricula program to ensure that students have the right balance alongside their academic endeavours. This is further complemented by our outstanding college facilities, providing an environment which is conducive to learning whilst also promoting a safe and orderly school. Each graduating student in the Dromana College ‘Class of 2018’ can look forward, with great confidence, to a successful future as a well-rounded and high achieving young adult, ready and equipped to begin their post-school journey. For the overwhelming majority of our graduates, this includes admission into the university course of their first choice. At Dromana College we provide a steadfast guarantee to our community that we will continue to work tirelessly to continue our impressive trend of outstanding results for all students. Congratulations and best wishes to our ‘Class of 2018’ who have further consolidated our position as the school of academic choice on the Mornington Peninsula. Simon Jones Assistant Principal – Senior School

The college’s well established vision continues to deliver excellent outcomes for all our students. In 2018 Dromana College students out performed all other local secondary providers. More than 90% of our Year 12 students achieved above the state mean. An independent review of the college programs, relationships and achievements, determined Dromana College to be a high performing school of academic excellence. The report also commended the expansion of our school’s extra curricula enhancement programs to include Athletics, Dance, Science and Technology, Design, Basketball, Football, Swimming, Sailing, Aerobics and Cycling, which runs adjacent to the school day. The outlook for 2019 is outstanding. Our focus continues to be delivering the best academic outcomes for all our students. At the same time, we have committed additional resources to the redevelopment of our Performing Arts learning area to complement the recently completed Year 9 learning area. The college values are at the core of these commitments, and underpin the strong sense of wellbeing and community that our school enjoys.

Alan Marr PRINCIPAL

Dromana College

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

As the highest performing secondary school on the Mornington Peninsula, Dromana College will continue to work tirelessly to develop and consolidate the many exemplary educational programs on offer. With outstanding facilities, a committed professional staff and a caring school community, students are challenged to explore their interests and talents to achieve their personal best. As a school of academic excellence we have actioned and established • Outstanding VCE results • Single gender classes in Year 9 • Select entry academic enhancement program (LEAP) • ‘State of the art’ Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 areas • Performing Arts Centre, Design Centre • International Sister Schools Program and study tours • Before and after school enhancement classes • Instrumental music tuition • Diverse and engaging extra curricula events • High expectations of all students • A clear and consistent code of conduct for all students

‘A high performing provider of education on the Mornington Peninsula’

Open Night

Tuesday 30 April 2019 at 6.00pm LEAP 2020 Testing – Saturday 11 May 2019 - 9.00am at the College. All applicants are required to register their details, for the testing by 6 May 2019. No late applications will be accepted. All information is on the DSC website under ‘Curriculum’.

110 Harrisons Road, Dromana, Victoria 3936 Entry via Old White Hill Road

T: 03 5987 2805 E: dromana.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au W: www.dsc.vic.edu.au

‘Lessons come from the journey… not the destination’ Tours available Tuesday mornings at 9:30am. Please phone 03 5987 2805 for bookings.

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Ringtail possum causes Frankston power outage Compiled by Brodie Cowburn MR Brierley, manager of the Frankston Gas and Electric Supply Works, has had a long and varied experience in his profession, but it remained to Frankston to provide him with something altogether out of the ordinary. All Tuesday night he and his staff had been endeavoring to find the cause of the block in the electric light current serving Melbourne Road and part of Frankston. He was expecting to find that a stray branch or twig was causing the damage, but the search was fruitless. It was not until daylight next morning that he found the cause of the obstruction. It turned out to be nothing less than a ring tailed possum. The animal had its tail tightly coiled round one wire, and its body balanced on the other. It was quite dead of course and practically burned in two. *** THE Wattle Club will entertain a large party of returned soldiers at Frankston on Saturday (today.) *** A.I.F. Commemorative. Badges – as is notified by the military authorities that application forms for the commemorative badges that are to be issued to the nearest female relatives of soldiers who have died on active service are now available at all postoffices. *** OWING to the absence on holidays of Rev E. Tonkin, the Methodist Church services at Frankston will be conducted by the Rev. D. Morris B.A. The evening services throughout the circuit being in the open air begin at about 7 p.m.

Rev. H. Worrall, president, has notified the indefinite postponement of the Methodist Annual Conference on account of the pneumonic influenza epidemic. *** M. Paul Thomsen and M. Adolf Hodee, the French Labor Delegates, are to visit Brighton on Friday afternoon. They will be entertained by Councillor W. P. Francis, the Mayor, and Councillors at the Town Hall, and will afterwards inspect the nurseries of Messrs Cheeseman and Company. It would perhaps be interesting to the visitors if a tour through Somerville was arranged for them. They should certainly have the pleasure of inspecting the “Two Bays” Nurseries. *** MR Chas. E. Copsey, the new licensee of the Hotel Somerville took, charge last week. Mr Copsey comes to the district with a fine record, and a thorough knowledge of his business. He has been vice-president of the Licensed Victuallers Association and formerely conducted hotels in both South Melbourne and Carlton. The high reputation of the Hotel Somerville should be still further enhanced under his management. *** AT a meeting of the committee held at the Mechanics’ Institute on Friday night last an interim balance sheet in connection with the gymkhana recently held at Frankston in aid of the local Repatriation Fund was presented. There were present: Councillor W. J. Oates (chairman) Cr. W. P. Mason, (treasurer, ) Major Condor and Messrs

Jennings, T. Ritchie, C. Gray, H. McComb, S. Lawrey, W. C. Young and T, J. McMurtrie (hon. sec.) A highly satisfactory statement of accounts was presented for the information of the members, but as the receipts were still incomplete the publication of details will not be made till a later date. It may be stated, however, that the net profit of the effort will amount to over £380. The Chairman congratulated the committee on the result and remarked on the generosity of Major Condor who had returned the prize money won by him to the credit of the fund. The Major interposed that the credit should be given to the Langwarrin Military Camp and not to himself. The hon. secretary (Mr McMurtrie) gave details as to the disposal of the pony which had been raffled, and it was resolved unanimously on the motion of Mr Gray seconded by Mr McComb that the Secretary’s action in connection there with be endorsed. The meeting also commended the secretary for writing to Mr White of Kirkpatrick’s. Hotel, Mornington, acknowledging with thanks sale of raffle tickets in his quarter which realised £18 11s 0d and expressing appreciation of the efforts of the various contributors. *** HEARD in the Train. That a number of offenders were dealt with at the Mornington Police Court last week charged with driving without lights and were each fined 5s. and 2s 6d costs. That Hastings intends holding a grand gymkhana on Easter Saturday in aid of Soldiers Memorial Fund. That the influenza epidemic is on

Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project Community Drop-in Sessions Saturday 23 February to Saturday 2 March 2019 Come along to learn more about our technical studies, speak to our specialists and provide feedback on the project. AGL and APA are preparing an Environment Effects Statement (EES) for the Gas Import Jetty and Pipeline Project, for examination under Victoria’s strongest environment assessment process. Over the last few months we’ve begun 18 technical studies as part of our work for the EES. We want to share our work so far and get your feedback on our technical studies. We’ll have specialists available to answer your questions about key study areas, such as marine and terrestrial biodiversity, Aboriginal heritage, traffic and noise. Representatives from AGL and APA will let you know how you can provide input and stay informed about the Project. Your input is an important part of the EES process. Community feedback will help inform the project design and our ongoing studies as we prepare the EES throughout the first half of 2019. PAGE 26

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the wane. That billiard rooms are to re-open theatres and hotels to remain closed. That sportsmen had a good days sport on the opening of the duck season on Saturday. That within 12 months from now the whole of the original scheme in connection with the Peninsula water supply will be completed. That Mornington claims first consideration in the matter of reticulation on the grounds that they were the originators of the scheme. That the Frankston Avenue of Honor requires attention in the matter of clearing rubbish from the trees and strengthening the fences. Than Mr C. Wood, who has been assigned the duty of advising local business people when Frankston soldiers are arriving in the town would be glad if parents or friends would inform him as to probable dates soldiers are expected home. *** THE Peninsula in common with the rest of the State benefitted consider ably by the splendid rains experienced at the beginning of the week. Dairymen, orchardists and farmers generally were beginning to look grave as week after week passed without sign of change in the weather conditions, which have been exceptionally dry since about September last. Dairymen throughout the Shire who reported a serious falling off in milk supply owing to shortage of water and suitable feed are delighted at the change while orchardists are equally pleased. The average fall has been about three inches spread over nearly every area in the State.

An authority speaking on the subject said that wheat farmers are particularly jubilant as they will now be able to work up some of their new land for seeding for the new crop in April. With judicious cultivation a great deal of rain that has fallen can be conserved for the use of the coming wheat crop. So far as root crops and the dairy industry are concerned, the rain has brought a wonderful change in prospects. A failure in the root crops threatened owing to the extremely dry weather, but while the rain has been late it is very welcome. In the dairy districts south of the Dividing Range, Gippsland, and the Western District, the downpour should make a great improvement. In regard to the pastoral outlook the rain has come rather early for the production of grass. If a spell of hot weather follows it will kill any grass that may spring up as a result of the rain, but if further falls occur in a few weeks the good effect on the pastoral industry will be very considerable indeed. Except in the case of Mildura, which is independent of rain to a large extent, the fruit industry will benefit. One authority states that the rainfall has been the salvation of the situation as far as vines are concerned. The trees have suffered very severly from the dry weather, but the rain will restore them to their normal condition. *** From the pages of the Mornington Standard, 22 February 1919

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and Cheeky Rascal. Tastings of the awarded ciders and an apple cider vinegar demonstration can be enjoyed. Aside from the remarkable array of animals including Clydesdales, cattle, sheep, alpacas, poultry, minature goats, pet fancy rats, working dogs and more, we are thrilled to have the Australian Mountainboarders back. There will also be woodturning, spinning and weaving demonstrations. A new shaded zone will showcase the arts including the Willum Warrain indigenous kids’ art caravan, puppet shows and music by Diddy Reyes & Lady Fox. Pavilions will be filled with flowers, fruit, vegetables, cooking, craft, photography and art. Groove to the fantastic jazz vibes of The Jackson Four and kids will love the many FREE fairground rides including rock climbing, fire rescue challenge, mechanical bull ride, pony rides and more. Don’t miss Victoria’s only remaining Grand Parade at 3.00pm! For show enquiries: ph:5989 2357 e:info@redhillshow.com.au www.redhillshow.com.au

Red Hill Showgrounds - Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill Create your show experience! Mornington Peninsula Paddock - Chef Matt Wilkinson - Local exhibitors & producers - Cider Show - Apple Pie Comp Australian Mountainboarders - Animals Galore - Fly Dogs - Sheep Shearing - Working Dogs - Woodchop - Music Wildlife Encounters - Roaming performers - Tractors - Art & Craft Stalls - Carnival Rides and much more... Admission: $60 Family ticket (2a & 3c); $20 Adults; $10 Children (6-17 yrs); FREE 5yrs & under; $10 Students/Pensioners MOST RIDES FREE with entry! Free parking.

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Hark! The Summer of Mixed Spirits and Mixed Feelings By Stuart McCullough I’VE no idea what happened to me – I used to go to music festivals all the time. As a veteran of multiple ‘Big Days Out’, ‘Summersault’ and various other events requiring I wear a wristband to prove I’m over eighteen, I’m out of practice. Festivals were as much a part of summer as sand in your shoe or backyard cricket in your pajamas. Without ever making a conscious decision to do so, I stopped going. There are loads of festivals out there, but none are as ubiquitous as ‘The Big Day Out’ once was. Were it not for ‘The Big Day Out’, I would never have experienced overpriced midstrength beer. Nor would I have seen ‘Slipknot’ perform and, to this day, would be clueless on the subject of Satanic clowns. Which, quite obviously, would be a bad thing. On paper, music festivals sound like a great idea. Loads of your favourite bands all playing on the same day at the same place for your entertainment. In theory, this means that instead of going to multiple performances, you can get it all done in one day at a single venue. It’s kind of like going to Southland for your Christmas shopping, but with music. It’s breathtakingly efficient. Other than crowds, sunburn and the indignity that is the portaloo what’s not to like about a music festival? Let me count the ways… There are the prices for food that are not so much a form of extortion as they are an invitation to enduring poverty. In an ideal world – which, presumably, is one in which no music festival is conducted - no one should be forced

to choose between a souvlaki and a house deposit. But festivals are a law and pricing scheme unto themselves. ‘Finding water’ is also a potential challenge. Ideally, you’d get there early a sink a bore somewhere near the chill-out tent. Getting there and back is also a challenge. People arrive over an eight-hour period, but things get hectic when everyone wants to leave at the same time after the music stops. You’re either trying to get on a train and experiencing what it must be like to be the filling in a sweaty, sunburned and slightly inebriated human sandwich or attempting to find your car before queuing up for another hour and a half just to get out of the car park. The sun is my enemy. For me, at-

tending an outdoor music festival is all about avoiding sunburn so far as it is humanly possible to do so. As someone who needs sunscreen to avoid getting cooked by a light bulb, the very idea of spending a day exposed to the elements is extremely unappealing. Much as Cleopatra bathed herself in donkey milk, I dunk myself in SPF 50+. Little wonder I stopped going to festivals. It was my brother’s idea. We’d go, as fully-grown adults, to a music festival. Straight away I asked whether Slipknot was be playing but, sadly, they weren’t. Instead, there were a bunch of bands who’d have been at home at my last Big Day Out. I was the target market. We would go with our wives, taking fold-up chairs and a

picnic blanket. Things have changed. Our nineteen-year-old nephew tagged along. As we approached the festival, we were reminded that alcohol was strictly prohibited and our bags would be searched. The security staff didn’t disappoint, as they rummaged around as if they were looking for treasure. I’ve boarded flights with less security. We entered and it became apparent that whilst significant effort was being made to keep alcohol out, once inside you could guzzle it to your heart’s content. Which people were, as if someone had just told them the bar would close in ten minutes after which they’d be forced to endure a lifetime of sobriety. The mood seesawed somewhere between joyful abandon and

inebriated surrender. As one of my all time favourite bands took to the stage, every reservation I had disappeared. My nephew followed me as we headed towards the stage. Then it struck me. These probably were the same people I’d attended festivals with all those years ago. Except we were now all older and, at least theoretically, more responsible. Some however were determined to prove otherwise. It was midway through the set when a lady who was my age decided to jump over the security barrier and attempt to climb the stage. Lord knows what she intended to do when she got there. The security staff had hold of her legs as she dug her fingernails into the floor before ultimately deciding surrender was inevitable. Nothing was damaged, other than dignity. Someone else then clambered onto the shoulders of what I hope was a friend. Once aloft, the man threw his head back and ripped his shirt open. Buttons rained down. My nephew was shocked. It was as if everything he thought he knew about adulthood was a lie. I understand - nostalgia is a powerful thing. Seeing a band I’d idolized in my youth was an invigorating, life-affirming experience. For others, it was a portal back to another time when they were young, carefree and prone to either ripping their shirt off in public or poorly considered stage invasions. To each their own. Perhaps it’s all right to go back. At least for a little while. My nephew, however, may yet need time to recover. stuart@stuartmccullough.com

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Close call: Moorooduc managed to creep past Somerville’s total with just wicket in hand. Picture: Andrew Hurst

Red Hill pip Pines to the post By Brodie Cowburn

PENINSULA

MOOROODUC have held on by a thread to claim a thrilling victory in the first innings over Somerville. Chasing 168 to win, Moorooduc kept touch mainly thanks to an entertaining innings from Rashimal Mendis, who hit his half century by smacking 3 sixes over the boundary. Moorooduc passed their target with just one wicket in hand, and their numbers 11 and 9 batsmen at the crease. At Ballam Park East, Long Island surpassed their measly target of 70 despite a monumental batting collapse against Main RIdge. The winning side had passed their target and were flying comfortably at 3/96. They ended up all out for 109. In response Main Ridge came in for a second innings, and looked to put runs on the board quickly. They were bowled out for 115 off 27 overs. Handed a chance to claim the second innings and an outright win, Long Island capitalised. Opener Aaron Paxton scored 47 runs and his side passed 0/79 off 22 overs. Baden Powell comfortably defeated Crib Point on day two of their clash at Overport Park. An opening innings of 42 runs from Mitchell Barr got them off on the right foot, and they were able to claim victory. They finished the day at 6/170

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from 175 overs. Pines have had a tough afternoon at home against Red Hill, letting slip a good total of 233 and succumbing to a loss. Pines would have felt they were in a good position, but Red Hill’s chances were helped by a good spell of bowling on day one from Lincoln Toy, who dismissed the opening three batsmen in quick succession. On day two, Simon Dart proved the difference as he put together a knock of 85 runs off 176 balls. Red Hill surpassed their target with three overs of play left in the day.

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A GOOD day one innings of 209 has not been enough for Hastings to secure a win over Delacombe Park. Despite losing both openers for just 2 runs between them, a good middle order stand saw Delacombe Park chip away at their total. A brilliant innings of 76 from Ricky Ramsdale batting at number 7, including six 6s and another six 4s, saw Delacombe Park take out the win with three wickets in hand. Rosebud had a little more luck defending their total of 213 runs against Seaford, bowling well to restrict their opponents to a low score. Seaford suffered as their tail contributed little, and they ended up all out 20 February 2019

for 137. Rosebud’s bowlers performed well as a team, but Ashley Nagel’s 4/15 was the most impressive effort. Mt Martha will be disappointed they they have failed to chase down a target of 182 set by Carrum at Ferrero Reserve. Mt Martha were bowled out for 131, with Jake D’Atri taking five wickets, Carrum came in for a second innings and finished the day at 1/28. The clash between Seaford Tigers and Heatherhill ended in a win for the Tigers, as Brayden Roscoe scored 84 runs to help his side end their first innings 47 runs ahead.

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Carrum Downs were defending a total of 164 runs, which looked as if it may prove to be a difficult task. Things quickly fell apart for Rye, and at 5/43, looked dead and buried. Rye’s middle order fought but their efforts were not enough, as their side were bowled out 33 runs short. Tyabb have timed their run well to defeat Balnarring, hitting the winning runs with just one over left to play in their first innings. Michael and Aaron Edwards were Tyabb’s best, scoring 100 runs between them to set their side up for the win. Tyabb secured victory with 5 wickets in hand. On day two of the clash between Boneo and Dromana, Boneo batted and scored 126 runs, well short of their target of 236. Skye had a bye.

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LANGWARRIN have bowled brilliantly to secure an outright win over Pearcedale in their two day clash at Lloyd Park. A great first day saw Langwarrin claim the first innings. They declared 100 runs ahead, In reply Pearcedale could muster little response. Langwarrin were on fire, with each of their six bowlers each claiming a second innings wicket.

Pearcedale were left all out for 106, meaning Langwarrin needed just seven runs to secure an outright win. They did so in two overs without loss of wicket. Mt Eliza also suffered a rough outright loss against Sorrento on their own home turf. Batting first on day one Mt Eliza put 118 runs on the board, with Sorrento scoring 148 in reply. Mt Eliza’s second innings proved to cost them dearly, as their opening 5 batsmen fell for single digit figures. Jake Wood took six wickets to help bowl Mt Eliza out for 89. Sorrento raced to their target to take out the win, reaching 1/60 off 14 overs. At Alexandra Park, Baxter could do nothing to get close to Mornington, who set them a target of 353 to chase down. Baxter batted slowly and were bowled out for 104 in their first innings, and the follow on was enforced. With just 10 overs of play remaining, Baxter avoided an outright loss. Peninsula OB’s day one target of 189 against Flinders was easily defended. A middle order innings of 66 from Nick Barfuss caused the only headache, as the Old Boys claimed a good win. Flinders were bowled out for 126.


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Southern faces huge challenge SOCCER

By Craig MacKenzie SOUTHERN United kicks off the 2019 season against one of the most cashedup outfits in the NPLW when it hosts South Melbourne’s imposing women’s team at Monterey Reserve on Saturday. It is a massive challenge for a team that created records last season for all the wrong reasons finishing last in the elite competition with a solitary point having scored five goals and conceding 188. South Melbourne in stark contrast finished on top of the ladder and lost the Grand Final 3-1 to Bulleen. And Southern’s preparation has been far from ideal. “We go into the season with just one practice match because we didn’t have the numbers initially,” Southern head coach Washington Castillo said. “Ideally I would have liked to have five or six games under our belts but that’s life and we’ll make the best of it. “We’re preparing a game plan that we think will suit us but yes it is a very tough game.” Southern lost 3-0 to Casey Comets on Sunday with six players unavailable and Castillo hopes to have some of them back for the South Melbourne clash. Southern’s senior squad for 2019 (with previous club of new players in brackets) is: GOALKEEPER: Celia Kelsall. DEFENDERS: Milla Jowett (Bayside), Sarah Wiek, Christina Sousas (Hopper’s Crossing), Yasmin Cerda-Fredes (Casey Comets), Jacinda Anastasopoulos, Lily Gonzalez, Ella Douglass. MIDFIELDERS: Casey Aarons, Patricia Kurasik (Berwick City), Olivia Groves, Jess Beddows, Ashley Blackburn (Ballarat). FORWARD: Kallista Tzelios (Bayside). Southern’s under-19 squad is: GOALKEEPER: Rianna Tann. DEFENDERS: Sarah Tebbutt, India Scarr, Phoebe Tann, Ellis Kadir, Anna McGill. MIDFIELDERS: Maizy Garwood (Rosebud Heart), Jennifer Quinlan (Mornington), Isabella De Gilio (Alamein). STRIKERS: Sita Karimi, Kaylah Aydin, Claudia Beissmann. Southern’s under-16 squad (no goalkeeper listed) is: DEFENDERS: Taylah Hennekam, Alex Jones, Tanysha Hogan, Emily Ryan, Talia Palmer. MIDFIELDERS: Ezel Duyar, Sage Kirby, Nooria Mohammad (South Melbourne), Sydney James. FORWARDS: Danica Vukcevic, Rhys McKenna, Madina Ali (Narre Warren South). Southern’s under-14 squad is:

Southern seniors: Midfielder Carey Aarons vies for possession under the watchful gaze of Southern United captain Olivia Groves. Picture: Elise Tebbutt

GOALKEEPER: Taylen Wulf. DEFENDERS: Leah Plavlijanic, Eden Abrahams (Sandringham), Macey Butler, Jemma De Vos, Shanece Dias, Tayla James (Brighton). MIDFIELDERS: Sarah Shanks (Sandringham), Lauren Riha, Eden McKeown. FORWARDS: Rhiannon Kelleher, Erica-Derrick Sarfo-Sarpong, Kayla McLeod, Emilia Ingles, Chiara Renzeme, Lilly Constantino (Peninsula Strikers), Ellena Zissis (Bentleigh Greens). In NPL2 news Langwarrin’s season started with a 3-2 loss at home to Melbourne City on Saturday. A teasing, curling cross from the left by Ramy Najjarine in the 16th minute forced midfielder Wayne Wallace to slide down facing his own goal but he only succeeded in guiding the ball onto Jaiden Madafferi and past stranded Langy keeper Fraser Maclaren. City looked to have taken the contest out of Langy’s reach 11 minutes into the second half after a quick break down the left. The ball was played inside to Moudi Najjar whose turn and low shot was blocked one-handed by a diving Maclaren only to present Najjarine with a close-range tap-in to make it 2-0. Langwarrin was much more physical in the second period and that approach was ramped up in the 74th minute when veteran Boris Ovcin replaced Templin. A combative approach to the game is in Ovcin’s DNA and it was no coincidence that Langy’s fightback took place after his arrival. Ovcin was only on the pitch for a minute when Najjarine tried to stop him

taking a long throw by getting up close and personal. Ovcin shoved him in the chest twice then City substitute Idrus Abdulahi joined in and soon a pack had formed with players grabbing, pushing and shoving. When normal service resumed it didn’t take long for Langy to strike. In the 77th minute Damir Stoilovic skinned his opponent on the right of the area and his cutback was met first time by Stirton to make it 2-1. Suddenly the visitors were on the back foot and the huge crowd erupted when Kuol stole the ball inside the attacking third in the 93rd minute and was brought down inside the area leaving referee Ross Clark with a simple decision. Stirton converted from the spot sending City keeper James Delianov the wrong way and it was 2-2. But the home team’s hopes of getting something out of this contest ended in the 96th minute when City substitute Gianluca Iannucci curled the ball from the right towards the far post. Maclaren was backpedalling and did well to get a hand to the ball only for Najjarine to sidefoot home into an unguarded net for a dramatic winner. In FFA Cup news Somerville Eagles defeated Barnstoneworth United 3-1 at Somerville Secondary College on Saturday. The Eagles handed debuts to five new players with recent signings Francis Beck (from Baxter), Callum Richardson, Daniel Hodge, Will O’Brien and Mark Pagliarulo all starting with James

Liddle and Sean Scully on the bench. Somerville player-coach Dave Greening opened the scoring with a tap-in in the 8th minute after great work from Hodge and a bullet-like Hodge header after an excellent corner from O’Brien in the 21st minute made it 2-0. Four minutes later Vantuntiang Kawngno scored for the visitors but the local side regained its two-goal cushion when Pagliarulo added a third after a superb through ball from O’Brien. The second half saw the Eagles go through the motions eventually easing into the first main round, the draw for which will be conducted this week. Rosebud bowed out of the FFA Cup with a 3-1 loss to Yarra Jets at Olympic Park on Sunday. Three dreadful defensive errors presented the tie on a plate to the visitors and they didn’t have to be asked twice. Rosebud had started well with a stunning low strike from outside the area by Ben Gamble in the 26th minute but five minutes later Rosebud keeper James Cinar collided with teammate Harris Battison when trying to clear and the ball fell to Jets striker Aaron Pearce who stroked it into the unguarded goal for the equaliser. In the 68th minute Rosebud gave the ball away inside its defensive third and tall Jets attacking midfielder Paul Cahill was brought down inside the area. Cahill recovered to convert the resultant penalty and four minutes later Cinar’s slapstick approach to possession allowed Pearce to rob him and stroke the ball into the gaping net to make it 3-1 and end the home side’s hopes. In State 1 news Mornington won both of last week’s pre-season matches beating Peninsula Strikers 2-1 on Thursday then having to rely on a late goal to down Frankston Pines 1-0 on Saturday evening. A Danny Black own goal and a Liam Baxter header decided Thursday’s contest with Grant Lane scoring for Strikers. A low strike from outside the area by Craig Smart was enough to beat Pines in a spiteful encounter last weekend. The upside for Pines was their or-

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ganisation and their refusal to be bullied while their pace posed problems for the Mornington defence. Alex Bevacqua and Meron Negasi agreed terms with Pines after the match, the former joining from Nunawading City while Negasi was with Doveton last season. In State 2 news Peninsula Strikers went down 1-0 to South Yarra at Centenary Park on Saturday. Strikers’ boss Danny Verdun is understood to have finally given Colin McCormack the nod as first choice keeper after McCormack and Christian Morales were vying for the role. “Tapsy” Munyanyiwa played for Strikers. He’d been with Pines during the preseason until three weeks ago when he told head coach Kevin “Squizzy” Taylor that he wanted to take a break from the game for personal reasons. The 21-year-old winger has been with Bentleigh Greens, Springvale White Eagles, Sunshine George Cross, Doveton and Point Cook. In State 3 news Skye United lost 2-1 to Old Scotch at John Paul College on Saturday. Skye had five players unavailable but led 1-0 at half-time thanks to a longrange shot from Jason Nowakowski that caught the Old Scotch keeper off his line but the State 2 visitors struck twice within five minutes early in the second half. In State 4 news Seaford drew 2-2 with Sandringham at North Seaford Reserve on Saturday with Seaford’s goals coming from Matt Schwellinger and Mitch Lander. After the match Seaford confirmed the signings of Kevin Derry from Peninsula Strikers, Nick Ormond from St Kilda and Kurt Wagner-Goldsworthy from Frankston Pines. In State 5 news Aspendale Stingrays lost 2-1 to State 4 Noble Park on Saturday with Alex Taylor-Hirst scoring for the Stingrays. This weekend’s league games: SATURDAY 3pm: Southern Utd v South Melbourne (Monterey Reserve, under-12s 9am, under-14s 10.10am, under-16s 11.30am, under-19s 1pm); Langwarrin v Northcote City (Lawton Park). This weekend’s pre-season games: SATURDAY: Mornington v Berwick City, Dallas Brooks Park, 1pm & 3pm; Peninsula Strikers v Mazenod Victory, Centenary Park, 1pm & 3pm; Hampton Park Utd v Skye Utd, KM Reedy Reserve, 1pm & 3pm; Seaford Utd v Elwood, North Seaford Reserve, 1pm & 3pm.


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Top tennis talent come together MORNINGTON Peninsula’s top junior talent will all compete at the same venue for a special Friday night “Super Round“ on Friday 1 March. Every team from the Peninsula Tennis Association’s Moss Watson (top boys league) and Loretta Thrupp (top girls league) leagues will come together at Overport Park Tennis Club for one massive night of tennis. The juniors will battle it out at the “Super Round Carnival” while free food, free tennis and

Impressive debut: The Jason Warren-trained Brooklyn Hustle comes with a barnstorming finish to win on debut. Picture: Supplied

free activities will be on offer for the spectators. Jumping castles and face painting will also be on offer, with new players wanting a free hit of tennis also able to receive a voucher for a group lesson at any club within the Peninsula Tennis region. A serving radar will be onsite as well as three half-courts for the public. For more information about the night email: secretary@peninsulatennisassociation.com.

Let it rip: Bruce Park Blue team player Seb Cowan gets ready for the “Super Round Carnival” at Overport Park Tennis Club. Picture: Supplied.

Hustle “spot on” for Diamond MORNINGTON-based racehorse trainer Jason Warren couldn’t be any happier with his gun two-year-old Brooklyn Hustle’s return on Saturday 9 February despite finishing fifth in the Blue Diamond Prelude (Fillies) at Caulfield. Brooklyn Hustle was all the rage for the $1.5 million Group One Blue Diamond Stakes on Saturday 23 February following her barnstorming last to first debut victory in December last year, but her most recent run has left some people questioning her capabilities. But, not her trainer, Jason Warren. “I thought it was a great run,” Warren said. “She ran the second fastest last 600m, 400m and 200m of both the two-year-old races on the day so her sectionals were very good. “She had one soft trial heading into that so the run will bring her to her peak and she’ll be a lot better off in the [Blue] Diamond over 1200m.” Warren has been adamant on making sure his

talented filly would peak at the right time and so far he believes everything has gone to plan. “We’re spot on,” he said. “She had a gallop at Mornington this morning… I’ll take her to Caulfield on Tuesday for her final gallop and she’ll gallop on the course proper there with someone like Bel Sonic from the stable.” Jockey, Beau Mertens, will take the reins in the Blue Diamond after partnering with the filly on debut. “Beau Mertens came down and rode her [in her Mornington gallop] to just have a feel – he was really happy with her,” Warren said. “He’s got a good affinity with the horse… and he’s a very good jockey.” The barrier draw for the Blue Diamond Stakes will take place at Caulfield on Tuesday 19 February where Warren is hoping to draw in between barriers two and seven.

Mountain bike champions hit Red Hill tracks SOME OF the best mountain bike racers from Victoria, interstate and overseas descended upon the Red Hill trail network on Saturday 2 February and Sunday 3 February. Red Hill has long been the preferred training ground for many state, national, and even world champions, but for the first time the trails were part of a tier one National Cross-Country Racing Series. Around 180 competitors lined up for rounds five and six of the Victorian Mountain Bike Championship Series with local shops and businesses also benefiting from the large numbers of hungry supporters and spectators flooding the race village. Members and volunteers from the Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club put together an outstanding event and, as expected, the racing was exciting and tough. Newcomers to the area learned quickly how tough it is to climb some of the Red Hill inclines. The Elite Female Category was taken out Gritty riders: Up and coming racers and training buddies, Harry Doye (251) and Felix Davis (257), compete in the Victorian Mountain Bike Championship Series at Red Hill. Picture: The Riders Life

on both days by 10-time Australian Champion rider, Peta Mullens, with Sarah Riley and Courtney Sherwell rounding out second and third on both occasions. Tasman Nankervis also managed to win the Elite Male category on both days, ahead of second placed-Russell Nankervis. Sebastian Jayne finished in third on the Saturday while Sam Walsh claimed third on the Sunday. Numerous other age categories also catered for riders from under-13s through to riders well into their 60’s and beyond. A large number of juniors also hit the track suggesting a promising healthy future for the Mornington Peninsula’s young riders. More info including complete results can also be found here: https://www.facebook.com/Vicxcoseries/. Racers will now travel to Mount Beauty and Falls Creek in late February for the final and deciding two rounds.

Peninsula’s best: St Andrews Beach ranks as Mornington Peninsula’s top public access golf course and sixth overall in Australia, according to Golf Australia. Picture: Caddie Productions.

Peninsula courses chip into top 100 GOLFERS from the Mornington Peninsula certainly aren’t lacking quality courses to choose from according to Golf Australia’s biennial top 100 rankings that were released on Wednesday 13 February. Golf courses on the Peninsula filled 10 per cent of the nation’s top 100 public access courses for 2019 with the list taking into account courses that are considered “pleasurable” for all golfers of every standard. The rankings were compiled over the past two years by Golf Australia editor Brendan James and a team of 32 other readers. It focussed on public access courses that offer tee times for visiting golfers, which are willing to pay a green fee, for at least five days a week. Inside the top 20, the Peninsula had four golf courses make the cut, but it was St. Andrews Beach (Fingal, Victoria) which landed the honours of topping the list for the region. St. Andrews Beach secured sixth position in Australia’s top 100 after having previously reached fifth (2017) and fourth (2015) place in previous years. The Dunes Golf Links (ninth in Australia) ranked as the second best golf course on the Peninsula and despite having been in play for 22 years now, it has “rarely looked or played bet-

ter” according to the judges. The Dunes (Rye) had previously ranked 11th (2017) and eighth (2015) in Australia. Rounding out the top three on the Peninsula was the Moonah Links Legends course (Fingal) which landed 15th place in Australia’s top 100. According to the judges, it was “one of the most enjoyable layouts to play on the Mornington Peninsula”. Moonah Links’ Open Course also made the top 100, sitting in 23rd place. Notably, the judges thought that “on a typical Mornington Peninsula day, the Open course at Moonah Links could be the hardest 18 holes in Australia”. Portsea Golf Club (Portsea) was the final course on the Peninsula to rank inside Australia’s top 20, landing 19th spot. The judges said that “Portsea remains one of the ‘must play’ layouts for any visiting golfer to the Mornington Peninsula” with their collection of short par-3s and par-4s. Outside of the top 50, the Peninsula had another five courses make the top 100 rankings. They were: RACV Cape Schanck Resort (58th), Rosebud Country Club’s North Course (69th), Flinders Golf Club (81st), Mornington Golf Club (84th) and Eagle Ridge (97th).

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