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Welcome to country: Boonwurrung elder Caroline Briggs participates in a ceremony to mark the opening of Rosebud West Community Hub.

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Hub help for ‘revival’ By Mike Hast ROSEBUD West Community Hub was officially opened on Friday, the second major community centre on the peninsula to be opened this month. Hastings Hub, a $3 million renovation of an old sports centre, was opened on 16 May. It is hoped the centres will continue the revival of two of the most disadvantaged towns in Victoria, identified in 1999 in a landmark report by Pro-

fessor Tony Vinson on behalf of Jesuit Social Services. Both towns have six-year community renewal projects paid for by the state government and Mornington Peninsula Shire. On Friday the multi-million dollar Rosebud West Community Hub, next to Eastbourne Primary School, was opened by Education Minister Martin Dixon, whose electorate of Nepean takes in the southern peninsula. Unveiling of two plaques was pre-

ceded by a “welcome to country� by Boonwurung elder Caroline Briggs, a smoking ceremony conducted by Djarrin Wilson, singing of the National Anthem by Eastbourne pupil Trinity, speeches and an angelic rendition of Bruno Mars’s Count On Me by Aishah, Amber, Trinity and Rose of Eastbourne’s choir. The shire’s 2011 citizen of the year, Juanita Aitken, told The News the hub was an integrated facility “offering services and support for community

members at all ages and stages of life�. Mrs Aitken, a member of the hub’s board, said the centre was home to maternal and child health services, early learning, Rosebud Community House, occasional childcare and other services and activities. Groups using the centre included Rosebud Preschool, Rosebud West Community Renewal, a family history group, community support services, and arts and craft activities. “This is a centre that is already inspir-

ing growth and development across the whole community,� Mrs Aitken said. Eastbourne Primary School has been closely involved in the creation of the hub and principal Stephen Wilkinson told a big audience at the opening that a visionary decision by the school’s council had led to the hub. He said the federal government had provided $3 million for the early learning centre under its Building the Educational Revolution (BER) program. Continued Page 6

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Early warning for fire By Keith Platt AN early warning has gone out about the bushfire risks to people and properties at Blairgowrie and Sorrento. The next fire season may be months away, but Blairgowrie Community Fire Prevention Action Group wants fuel loads reduced on both private and public lands. The group wants the southern peninsula’s “Extreme Fire Danger” classification reduced to “Moderate” within three years. It believes foreshore caravan parks and camping grounds may need to go because they will hinder mass evacuations. The group recommends police be given power to cancel yacht races and other sporting events at Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea on days of high fire danger. This ban could even be extended to calling off weddings and other events being held while the government and its agencies was recommending evacuation. “The CFA has told the people of

Blairgowrie that a bushfire that takes hold in Sorrento or Blairgowrie would move very quickly and by the time you see the smoke, it may be too late,” the report states. “On Code Red Days all local schools will be closed, but in many cases the children of Blairgowrie would be safer at their schools. “On other Total Fire Ban Days, children being bussed home after school would be travelling home between 3pm and 5pm summer time, a time of greater risk on bad fire days.” Few authorities avoid criticism in a report released by the group after its “appraisal of the 2011-12 fire season”. Other recommendations would see householders prevented from storing firewood along fences close to neighbouring houses and property owners “accept responsibility” to clear nature strips. The report also warns that property values may drop if insurance companies deny bushfire cover “unless the Blairgowrie community can reduce the high fuel loads on both public and private land”.

The report calls for “very large flashing signs” on major access roads telling motorists they are entering an extreme fire danger area. “Around Sorrento there are flashing signs during summer warning against anti-social behaviour, but no fire warnings. No such warnings of any kind exist in Blairgowrie.” The report was critical of Mornington Peninsula Shire for having tough regulations if a community event was to be held at the Blairgowrie shopping centre, including first aid posts, traffic control and a public address system, but nothing similar when it is used during a fire emergency as a neighbourhood safer place (NSP). While some comfort may come from the $160,000 “satellite fire station” built on shire land at Clayton Park, in William Rd, Blairgowrie, the report suggests “special evacuation sirens” and a fire watch tower – with a fire bunker – on Mt St Paul. It goes on to say an aircraft could patrol the southern peninsula on total fire ban days and electronically activate the evacuation sirens or be equipped with

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its own siren. The report criticises the shire for poor distribution of the CFA’s Fire Prevention Plan for Blairgowrie. The plan was handed out to permanent residents before the 2011-12 fire season but not non-permanents until late January. “Accordingly, many holidaymakers who lived in Blairgowrie during Christmas and January had little understanding of the extreme fire risk they faced,” the report stated. The report said Parks Victoria had refused to create a firebreak on the northern boundary of Point Nepean National Park and wants the state government to clarify who is responsible for vegetation along major and local roads. “It is noted that an element within the shire has threatened legal action against a landowner who had acted to reduce fire fuels on his nature strip, suggesting ongoing policy confusion within the shire regarding its policies on fire prevention.” A copy of the appraisal may be viewed at either the Blairgowrie newsagent or the Blairgowrie post office.

HISTORY, nature and cultural heritage were added to the curriculum of hundreds of southern peninsula students and pupils for Education Week. Classrooms were swapped for the great outdoors of Point Nepean and activities led by national park rangers. Up to 240 pupils and students visited Point Nepean over fours days last week. National park manager Stuart Hughes said the free ranger-led activities were aimed at “engaging schoolkids with the park’s natural values and cultural heritage in fun and interactive ways”. They would learn about the park’s “amazing history from its early settlement days, Quarantine Station and military use, through to its more recent national park status”. “They will wander through diverse landscapes capturing digital images of the indigenous vegetation, wildlife and historic sites while responding to discovery challenges along the way,” Mr Hughes said. Schools participating in the Education Week activities at Point Nepean were Rosebud Secondary College and Sorrento and Rye primary schools. On the Friday, due to rain, students from Rosebud Secondary College toured the Quarantine Station instead of walking to Cheviot Hill. The activity was part of the students’ L for L, or Learning for Living, Program.

Winter fires MORNINGTON MP David Morris says the likelihood of a house fire increases by up to 20 per cent in winter. Mr Morris said last year’s statistics showed that more than one-third of residential fires start in the kitchen. Individual cooking remained the single biggest cause of domestic fires. “Don’t wait for tragedy to strike before you take action. Residents have an individual responsibility to minimise the fire risk in their homes.” Key points to reduce fire risk: Check smoke alarms. Only working smoke alarms can save lives. Create a home fire safety plan and practice it regularly. Keep a list of emergency numbers near the phone. For details visit or your local CFA station.





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Shire hitches $75,000 ride By Keith Platt MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire last month spent more than $25,000 on a bike “ride” that raised $6500 for the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria. The shire has a three-year agreement to provide $75,000 and “in-kind” support for the Arthurs Seat Bay 2 Bay Ride, which attracts about 1000 professional and amateur cyclists as well as families. While riders are encouraged to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation, no part of their entry fees or the shire’s $25,000 was given to the foundation. Riders were charged $99 for the 113km course, $89 for the 65km course and $55 a person or $130 a family for the 20km course. Peninsula residents were offered a $10 discount on all rides and sponsors gave such items as sunglasses and T-shirts. A comprehensive website that provided many details of the Bay 2 Bay Ride devoted little space to promoting the foundation, although it displayed the Epilepsy Foundation logo. In the lead-up to the event the shire issued a news release on 16 April detailing the work of the Epilepsy Foundation and said “riders can choose to donate or fundraise for the epilepsy foundation”. Shire CEO Michael Kennedy was in a group of riders organised by the shire for a pre-event photo “opportunity” the following day at Arthurs Seat. Responding to emailed questions from The News, the shire stated: “Lisa Wilson, shire community and special events, advises: Shire contributes $25K (both cash and in-kind) to the event,

which is aimed at families, people with disabilities, professional riders, veterans and children the event aims to promote benefits of healthy lifestyle choices and active participation. “John Trevorrow, event organiser advises: Last year between 700 and 800 did the ride and this year we expect around 1100. “None of the ‘entry fee’ goes to Epilepsy but entrants are encouraged to donate and to get sponsored with all funds going to Epilepsy Foundation Victoria. This is the first year Epilepsy have been involved. At this stage approximately $3000 has been raised for Epilepsy.” The figure eventually jumped to $6500, according to the foundation’s development manager Jeremy Maxwell. Of this amount, $2800 was from riders and the rest was collected by volunteers at the event. While enthusiastic about the ride and Arthurs Seat State Park, Mr Maxwell said the Epilepsy Foundation had not received any money from sponsors. Further inquiries to the shire in the two weeks after the ride revealed the existence of the $75,000 three-year agreement plus “resources/officer time to assist with during and post event planning to ensure the ride is conducted safely and successfully”. On 15 May, after repeated requests for more details, the shire provided “information” from recreation and leisure manager Peter Gore. Mr Gore said the ride’s organiser Cycling Events Downunder “have a three-year grant with the shire

Time for promotion: Mornington Peninsula Shire CEO Michael Kennedy took time out for a drink while promoting this year’s Arthurs Seat Bay2Bay Ride, which the shire has agreed to sponsor for $75,000 over three years. Picture: Yanni

(2011, 2012 and 2013)”. “They receive $25,000 each year, plus in-kind support (hire of marquee, stage and permit fee waivers) to run the event. “The officer time involved with the event is for the approval process and also approximately 3-4 meetings between the organisers and Lisa Wilson

prior to each event and this includes the debrief. “The funding is part of Priority Projects, which is part of the Annual Budget; the Annual Budget 2010 was adopted by Council on 26 July.” The 2011-12 budget adopted by council lists the Bay2Bay cost at $30,000.

$1.6 million grant for Devilbend A NEW $1.6 million recreation and leisure area for residents and tourism attraction for visitors is scheduled to open later this year at Devilbend Natural Features Reserve in Moorooduc. “The area of the reserve available for park visitors to explore will also increase six-fold, with an additional 30 hectares opening up to visitors and sections of the chainmail fences being removed,” Hastings MP Neale Burgess said. Include in the works are:  A new entrance.  Asphalt entrance road, 50 car spaces and an extra 30 places for special events.  New picnic facilities and toilets.  Walking tracks and reservoir access points.  Two new fishing and viewing platforms. Environment Minister Ryan Smith said the works were expected to take up to six months. “Park visitors planning a family picnic, a gentle stroll or an afternoon fishing experience will all enjoy the developments at Devilbend,” Mr Smith said. Public access to existing park facilities will be limited during the new construction to protect public safety. The Devilbend picnic area is on the side of the Devilbend Reservoir wall off Graydens Rd. For updates on the reserve call Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or visit

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The state government’s Department of Planning and Community Development had allocated $753,000 and Department of Human Services $100,000. Mornington Peninsula Shire had provided $1.2 million plus the cost of the land. “This is a meeting place for the whole community,” he said. Mr Wilkinson thanked the three levels of government, including a long list of shire staff, as well as volunteers and two philanthropic organisations, Clemenger Trust and Foundation 59. Eastbourne Primary School captains Savannah Levin and Harry Jensen read a message from federal employment minister Bill Shorten, who said the multi-services centre would have a transformative effect on the community. The shire’s mayor, Cr Frank Martin, said the hub was a good example of the three levels of government working together. “While it’s in Rosebud West, the hub is a centre for the whole southern peninsula,” he said. Cr David Gibb said stages one and

two of the hub were “fantastic community facilities” and there was land for stage three, which he hoped would provide an expanded learning centre that included the University of the Third Age, a self-help education organisation for older people. He said the hub was a great new home for Rosebud Preschool and many of the kinder kids would go to Eastbourne primary. The centre met government ambitions of co-locating preschools and primary schools. Cr Gibb said peninsula residents lost $80 million on poker machines each year “as we don’t have warm, attractive and inviting places” for people to go. He hoped that people would come to the hub for cooking classes, exercise, personal development courses or just a cuppa and chat rather than going to “gambling dens”. He was thrilled to see the growing popularity of classes and activities at the hub. Cr Antonella Celi said the hub opening was a significant milestone for the Rosebud West community. It was a central point for programs

that would touch the lives of all peninsula residents, she said. Martin Dixon said “partnerships and community” were two important concepts in building a stronger society. “We all have a role in education in our community,” he said. The hub was a good example of many people working together to help young people. It also would provide a place for socialisation for people of all ages. Stage one is three preschool rooms that are licensed to hold 90 children, outdoor play areas, a foyer and administration office, multipurpose meeting room, kitchen and four consulting rooms. Stage two is multi-purpose meeting rooms and social gathering areas, two interview rooms, office, kitchenette, toilets and storerooms. The two stages are linked by a wide passageway and a courtyard is between the buildings. There is a sealed car park for 41 vehicles. Rosebud West Community Hub is at 11a Allambi Ave, Rosebud West, adjacent to Eastbourne Primary School. For details of activities, contact centre manager Judy Doolan on 5982 2204.

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Big stink over Red Hill LP gas tank By Mike Hast RED Hill Community Action is circulating a petition against a large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tank outside the Red Hill Epicurean Centre development on Shoreham Rd, but developer Joseph Alesci says the tank will be moved. Copies of the petition were placed in public places on the weekend and RHCA members have been doorknocking residents asking for signatures. By lunchtime on Monday, more than 80 signatures had been collected in the community of about 1200 people. The petition asks Mornington Peninsula Shire Council “to take urgent action regarding the location of the large ‘bullet’-type LPG gas [sic] tank in front of the Epicurean Centre on Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South”. Petitioners claim the tank is too close to the road, poses a serious danger if a vehicle crashed into it, could injure people if it exploded and is an eyesore “with a ‘protective’ brick wall that is not in harmony with the adjacent buildings and environment”. The petition also claims the tank was “almost certainly built entirely or partly on Crown land” and “tankers refilling it would pose a traffic hazard”. On Monday, Mr Alesci told The News the LPG tank was “subject to a planning process” and he was exploring putting it in another location that would not be as visible. “I’m in negotiations with the shire council,” he said. Mr Alesci said it had to be toward the front of the epicurean centre to enable gas delivery trucks access.

The epicurean centre was due to open in summer, but Mr Alesci said there were “bushfire management issues” being worked through by him, the CFA and the shire council. He was expecting the issues to be resolved soon and hoped to open the centre “this year”. The building was structurally all done and it was now a matter of tenants fitting out their spaces, he said. Centrepoint developer Porsh Pty Ltd was granted a permit in 2008 to construct a two-storey building to house a 120-seat epicurean centre with a distillery, cheese shop, culinary education centre, tavern, coffee shop and bakery, and 23 second-storey serviced apartments. The permit was granted by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal after the shire council failed to make a decision within the required 60 days. The Centrepoint proposal led to the formation of Red Hill Community Action in 2007 soon after the development was first mooted. RHCA held protest meetings and lobbied authorities to stop what it called an over-development of a rural area. On Monday Mr Alesci said this type of development was important for the peninsula as it generated jobs.

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Pressure mounts on SPA decision By Mike Hast UPPER House MP Johan Scheffer has again pressured Environment Minister Ryan Smith over his consent for the proposed aquatic centre on Crown foreshore land at Rosebud. Mr Scheffer has asked Mr Smith three times in Parliament to provide reasons for his decision and the advice he relied on to approve building of the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre (SPA) on Rosebud Carnival Park and the adjacent Rosebud Memorial Hall. The ALP politician asked questions of Mr Smith, a Liberal, late last year, on 1 March and 23 May. “In the Parliament last year, I asked

the minister to reassure the community and clarify whether he would follow the law in deciding [if] he would give his consent to locating the aquatic centre on the foreshore. The minister confirmed that he would,” Mr Scheffer said. The MP said Mr Smith’s consent for SPA on the foreshore was “not respecting the requirements of the Coastal Management Act and the Victorian Coastal Strategy”. He said the strategy “discourages the use of coastal Crown land for noncoastal dependent development”. “Coastal dependent uses include boat ramps; surf clubs; yachting, boat-

ing or angling clubs; boathouses; ports and harbours; change rooms; toilets; seats; barbecues and shade structures,” he said. Mr Scheffer questioned if Mr Smith had made his decision “derived from a careful consideration” of coastal management laws or had been “influenced by the lobbying of his Liberal [Party] colleagues” Martin Dixon and Greg Hunt. “The minister should remove any doubt hanging over the process by revealing how the so-called green light for the location on the foreshore was given,” he said. “The consent is at best conditional

because the shire has to provide evidence that shows there is broad-based community support; substantial net community benefit arising from SPA being on the foreshore; the foreshore is a safe environment; design details; a traffic assessment; and a business case. “Commonsense suggests you’d want all this in front of you before giving consent or is this just a trifling detail?” Mr Scheffer has taken the unusual step of sending a letter about SPA to all voters in Rosebud and adjoining towns. Sent on 8 May following the 4 May meeting in Rosebud Memorial Hall organised by councillors Graham Pittock

and Tim Rodgers to hear community views on SPA, the letter praises the meeting, covers Mr Smith’s “coastal consent” and states there was not broad-based community support at the Rosebud meeting for the foreshore location, as had been consistently claimed by the shire council. In his letter, Mr Scheffer takes a shot at Martin Dixon and Greg Hunt: “... rather than senselessly barracking for siting the aquatic centre on the foreshore, [Mr Dixon and Mr Hunt should] encourage a respect for the intention of the Coastal Management Act and coastal strategy, which is to protect our coastline.”

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All ears: Upper House MP Johan Scheffer at the Rosebud aquatic centre meeting on 4 May (centre front in suit) was among those who stayed for the entire three plus hours. Picture: Yanni

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THE shire’s mayor, Cr Frank Martin, asked Environment Minister Ryan Smith for “coastal consent” in a letter dated 23 December 2011. Mr Smith’s reply, dated 25 January, stated: “I am accepting the [Rosebud Coastal] management plan as an application for consent for the use of the Rosebud foreshore for the location of the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre at the site of the existing memorial hall.” Councillors were told of Mr Smith’s consent on 27 February and the shire issued a “media release” on 29 February in which Cr Martin said the minister’s approval “is a significant milestone in the SPA project, as it completes the coastal consent process, subject to the shire providing information specified by the minister”. On 10 May, the shire issued a “media statement” stating the state government had “re-issued its approval for the use” of the foreshore for SPA. “DSE [Department of Sustainability and Environment] recently advised the shire that the original approval had been issued outside the statutory timeframe required under Section 39 of the Act [Coastal Management Act], and requested the shire to resubmit its application,” it stated. Cr Martin said DSE had advised its request was a technical issue relating to administrative time limits and Mr Smith had approved it in seven days.








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Taking sand back to the beach By Keith Platt SAND may not sound like the best material on which to build a business. Analyse the word and there are many connotations: sand shifts; runs out of time; gets abrasive; is used to draw a line. But to Sharon and Peter Redmond the pliability of sand provides a firm base for a business that runs on a continually changing product – sand sculptures. Their Frankston-based Sandstorm Events grew from a not-for-profit’s fundraiser into a company that is in demand at home and overseas. Now it’s a company that sponsors are literally asking to be allowed on board. Bookings for sand sculpting events next year include Western Australia, Singapore, Dubai and Columbia. The annual showcase event is Sand Sculpting Australia, held on Frankston’s Waterfront. After being lured by Frankston Council from neighbouring Mornington Peninsula Shire five years ago, Sharon Redmond believes the event has brought more than 320,000 visitors to the city. She estimates this equates to spending of more than $32.5 million and marketing “for Frankston both locally, interstate and internationally worth in excess of $2.5 million”. The figures are calculated on a formula used by Tourism Victoria based on the address of each visitor to the sand sculpting exhibition. “In regards to the media, we keep track of every piece of PR and marketing material for each event and place a dollar value on it [as if] if we had to buy it. These figures are then all checked by Frankston Council’s marketing team,” Sharon said. This year’s event, which ended on 30 April, was “on track to break our record and achieve 100,000 visitors in a four-month period”. Husband Peter, with a background in graphic design and illustration, started as a “junior” sculptor at the 2006 event at Rye, but is now a senior member of the Sandstorm’s Australian team. He stays on site long after invited sculptors have left, maintaining the works,

Team effort: Sandstorm Events’ Sharon and Peter Redmond at the sand sculpture exhibition on Frankston foreshore. By the end of April more than 100,000 people had visited the site which has now been cleared until next season’s event.

teaching the art of sand sculpting to children and demonstrating “speed carving”. As the demand for Sandstorm’s product has grown, Peter has found himself carving sand in Darwin, Mackay, Perth and Lakes Entrance, at large public events and smaller corporate jobs. Sharon’s sand carving “moment” came in 2002 when confronted by a 30-tonne sculpture of a castle on the Rye foreshore.

“The hairs on my arms rose up and I was simply in awe of what I was looking at. I had spent many years as a child on the beach trying to create a sandcastle with a moat around it – and l could not conceive how they had created what I was looking at. “I immediately saw an opportunity for Vision Australia to develop an event that could provide brand awareness and be a fundraising opportunity.” Research and development included

going to Canada for the world championships to sign up 14 sand sculptors as in 2003 there were just two in Australia. “I knew nothing about how to build a sculpture – what was required, what would be needed – all I was focused on was getting this started. Along with this no one really knew what a sand sculpture was.” Buoyed by her own faith in the product and support of the CEO at Vision Australia’s George Vowell Centre in Mt Eliza, months of work finally saw the opening of an event in Cronulla, NSW. “Being crazy, I had talked my board into holding two events – one in NSW and one in Victoria. After all, if you were bringing out international sculptors – you needed to make the most of it.” Sharon’s business hunch was spot on: 65,000 people paid $2 at Cronulla and 50,000 did the same at Rye. “Along the way we developed sponsorships and relationships that are today still with the event.” Sharon sees the concept of the business being a partnership with sponsors as the backbone of its success. “I would have to say that it is the partnerships and sponsorships that we have formed that has been the real power behind our past (and future) growth. “My working life has always been about finding partnerships and ways to work with people to achieve my goals. “The first 21 years of my life were spent working in the not-for-profit world and in this environment, as resources are always tight and ideas large, you quickly learn to hone your skills in developing partnerships and sourcing support to achieve your goals.” Ongoing sponsor “partnerships” for the Frankston event are Aidan J

Graham Quarries and Rocla Quarries (sand), Leader Newspaper Group and Mix FM (publicity) and Quest Apartments (accommodation). “The interesting fact within all of this is that my entire marketing budget annually is less than $45,000,” Sharon says. “I have a part-time admin assistant, a part-time graphic designer and an operations manager. When the event is running we employ a casual workforce in excess of 70. What is really interesting is that we are now being approached by partners wanting to align with us and the partners are proving to be a further impetus for growth for our company and flagship event.” Sharon says Sandstorm was this year approached by Channel 9, Metro Trains, Qantas in-flight media, OMD and Village Roadshow, “all wanting to align with the event”. Channel 9 “provided us with exposure on TV that we can’t afford”, Metro Trains had posters and flyers on stations throughout Melbourne, and Qantas shows incoming passengers a three-minute video. Existing partners are willing to pay for more involvement, such as family days, corporate team building, sculptures for product launches, passes and on-site product placement. Sharon has “simple rules” for these enduring sponsor “partnerships”, which include “aligning with companies that have values that align with mine”; no “over-selling”; honesty; “find out what the win-win is”; ongoing communication; deliver more than you have committed to; help them feel ownership and that they are part of the “family”; your successes are their successes, so celebrate together and share; always follow up and report on the successes and failures of the relationship; and plan carefully and be well resourced. “If you can bring into your business active partnerships that have a winwin for both, and you make them feel like they are part of something special, great things can happen.”

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Testing Mozart opus triumphantly tackled REVIEW Mozart Requiem Frankston Symphony Orchestra and Mornington Peninsula Chorale Peninsula Community Centre, Mornington, Sunday 27 May Conductor: Ingrid Martin Soloists: Belinda Dalton, soprano; Lynlee Williams, alto; Peter Mander, tenor; and Jerzy Kozlowski, baritone. THOSE who love the film Amadeus will recall the dying composer dictating his Requiem to Salieri, and Salieri’s awe as he is given a glimpse into the mind of a genius. Not historically factual, this scene, but a powerful piece of cinema. Requiem is a testing opus, triumphantly tackled by the orchestra and large choir at Mornington on Sunday. Perhaps the sell-out crowd inspired the performers: certainly their effort deserved the prolonged applause it received. Of the four highly competent soloists, soprano Belinda Dalton shone the brightest. At just 22, she has a superbly mature natural voice that is a lovely fit for this lovely music. She is worth a trip to hear. Do it soon: she plans to continue her studies overseas. The large voice ensemble has gained much-needed male voices and thus more of the extra power a

work like this requires. There is more balance now on the men’s side of the stage. Mozart demands much from his singers, sopranos especially, and the women in this well-trained group worked lustily. They and the male voices strain to achieve some of the lightning octave leaps the score demands, but overall their work was splendid, and splendidly enthusiastic. The all-Amadeus concert began with The Marriage of Figaro overture, which began tentatively then gained assurance. The strings were a bit thin and a few faux notes sounded elsewhere around the players. This could have been partly nerves and partly the chilly hall. Then followed the Haffner Symphony, with the orchestra warming further to its task. Some of the brass players gave testimony to the fiendish difficulty of their instruments, but overall it was a pleasing performance of this most Mozartian composition. It has to be remembered that, in these days of “perfect” recordings, where engineers can excise and replace a single dud note, our expectation is for flawless recorded performance. Against this impossible standard, Sunday’s live concert by largely amateur groups was utterly satisfying. David Harrison

Out of Africa: Author Jane Chidgey recounted the experiences that led to her book about Africa to women members of Flinders Golf Club.

Clubs downed for talk about Africa FLINDERS Golf Club members took a break from the greens for a literary lunch and to hear about club member and author Jane Chidgey’s new book Under the Boabab Tree and her experiences in Africa. Ms Chidgey described herself as being fiercely independent and happily single when she met Peter Phillip, a director of the mining company where she worked as a personal assistant in Melbourne.

Almost overnight she had swapped a comfortable life in Melbourne – with weekends at Flinders and a responsible job – for a wildlife reserve in the African bush. There she reintroduced cheetahs into the wild and dealt with the realities of remote life in AIDS-riven South Africa. Ms Chidgey’s book covers her decade in Africa and the experience of falling in love twice – first with a man and then Africa.

She lives in Flinders and spends winter months in Port Douglas. “The literary lunch was a new initiative for the club and it turned out to be a huge success, encouraging us to consider hosting similar events of interest to members,” the club’s womens committee president Glenda Culley said. Under the Baobab Tree, Jane Chidgey. Available from ABC Books, rrp $29.99. Photo gallery:

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Fine craftmanship creates a quality home DEFINED not only by its size, but also the remarkable quality on offer, this is a home for the ages. Meticulously built to exacting standards, it will be hard to find a hair out of place and will suit buyers of a similar nature who pride themselves on only buying the very best. It is set on a 2046-square metre block of park-like gardens where birds sing and all the colours of the seasons are on spectacular display. A grand entrance opens to the formal living room and dining area, which has a “wood-effect” gas heater and several feature built-in wall units that provide a mass of shelving and storage space. A timber kitchen has a huge island bench, six-burner Ilve oven, dishwasher and walk-in pantry. There is a huge family room with a wood heater and wall unit. It’s perfect for those entertaining occasions where visitors move from inside to outside. The master bedroom has a touch of the tropics with beautiful indoor plants in the ensuite and there is a walk-in robe. Two more bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a separate home office. Throughout the home is gas ducted heating and evaporative cooling, which allows the perfect temperature all year round. A private courtyard heads a list of impressive outdoor features with extensive paving providing parking space for any number of vehicles in addition to the double carport and garage.

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Original Dromana masterpiece WITH all the charm of yesteryear, this delightful property represents an enviable lifestyle in one of the blue-chip residential areas of Dromana. Tastefully restored throughout, the property offers sweeping views across Port Phillip Bay from the feature verandahs and is set on about 2000 square metres of land. The spacious interior features a gorgeous formal lounge with an open fireplace and subtle, blended tones to create a warm atmosphere. The kitchen will also delight with tiled floors and a unique wall oven. There is a dishwasher, an island bench and splashbacks. The adjoining dining area has access to a rear verandah and has a lovely outlook to a fern garden. The home has three bedrooms, with the main bedroom perfectly situated to take in the morning sunshine; it has a walk-in robe and ensuite. The property has rear lane access for vehicles and a double garage alongside the home. Address: Price: Agency: Agent:

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Price: $499,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Adam Harlem 0447 841 000

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Sands through the hourglass SURE to provide everything a modern family needs for comfortable living, this designer three-bedroom home is in one of Rosebud’s newer estates and enjoys great street appeal with a nice natural outlook to a bush reserve. Still presenting is as-new condition, the home’s floor plan is functional and provides a very relaxing atmosphere. The two living zones have a neutral colour scheme and incorporate the living and dining area plus a stylish kitchen with chocolate-coloured kitchen cupboards that contrast nicely against the white. The whole area is highlighted by stunning porcelain tiles. There is direct access to an alfresco deck, which extends the entertaining area or creates extra play space for children. There is a separate study, or small TV room, between one of the bedrooms and the main living room. The master bedroom has a touch of zen about it and includes a walk-in robe and huge ensuite with feature shower and double vanity. Address: Price: Agency: Agent:


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67 – 69 Latrobe Parade OLD WORLD CHARM

A truly delightful property in blue chip area featuring the charm of yesteryear. This spacious, rambling, tastefully restored 3BR home has sweeping verandas taking in panoramic bay views. This family home is set on land of approx 2000sqm, possible subdivision STCA. Take a short stroll down the track to the white sandy swimming beach. Property has rear lane access for vehicles. Solar hot water and rainwater tanks for toilets and laundry. Inspection by appointment only.

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Good house in good condition with potential to improve. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom inc. main with en-suite and walk in robe, 2 living areas with good access and outlook to the garden. Paving and patio area at the front of the property, with good screening / privacy from the street. Double width electric gates to carport and rear garden. This LVDJRRGLQYHVWPHQWIRUĂ€UVWKRPHEX\HUVUHWLUHHVRUWKRVHZLVKLQJWRHQMR\WKH best of the Peninsula.


7ZROHYHOVRIOX[XU\OLYLQJZLWKDPDJQLĂ€FHQWUHQRYDWLRQUHFHQWO\FRPSOHWHGLQFOXGLQJ the dream kitchen. This home comprises 3BRs, 2 with ensuite, 2 living areas, with zoned living possible. Ducted heating and evaporative cooling, large dble garage with remote and internal entry. With Arthurs Seat State Park above and scenic Carrington Park Golf Course below, this is about lifestyle. Very large and open main living, affording expansive views of Port Phillip Bay. This home offers luxury living and entertaining.


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Small beachy house sitting at front on 365sqm block. Neat & tidy 3 bedroom home, FRPELQHG ORXQJHGLQLQJNLWFKHQ ZLWK SROLVKHG Ă RRUERDUGV :RRG KHDWHU DQG air-conditioning. Decking at front and rear, and garden shed. Shared driveway through to back property. Good cheap beachy cottage for holiday or permanent living.

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$259,000 - $284,900


Rustic bush block approx. 1293sq metres. Gently sloping corner position, with views through the trees to Westernport Bay. Quiet cul-de-sac location, on top of Arthurs Seat.

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Roger McMillan 0410 583213


Roger McMillan 0410 583213


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213 Jetty Road Rosebud

3/15-17 Wilson Street Rosebud



Investors, first home buyers or holiday makers who are looking for a low maintenance property should get their cheque books out for this one! This three bedroom brick home with large lounge and dining room, central bathroom and very functional kitchen, three bedrooms are all of a good size and have BIR’s. There is a multi-purpose rumpus/fourth bedroom as well as a large double lock up garage. The property can be fully fenced by just adding a gate, and the gardens are private and secure. Situated close to shops, schools, public transport, and a direct run to the beach. Pefect if you are looking for an affordable entry point into the wonderful bayside lifestyle, or investing in a low maintenance property. Price $335,000 Inspect By appointment Contact Rosebud Office 5986 8600

Whether looking for a first home or a solid investment, you need to do the numbers. They all add up when it comes to this neat unit, located a 2 minute walk to shops and beach. Featuring a bright central living and dining room plus kitchen, with plenty of cupboard space and breakfast bar. Both bedrooms have carpets and BIR, a neat central bathroom features separate shower and bath. Other benefits of this excellent property include single vehicle garage and terrific proximity to public transport, schools & parkland. So get your running shoes on and secure a very well priced property today. . Price $339,000 Inspect By appointment Contact Rosebud Office 5986 8600

2/170 Ninth Avenue Rosebud

54 Duells Road Rosebud



Whether looking for a home to live in or a solid investment, you need to do the numbers. They all add up when it comes to this stunning unit still under builders warranty. Modern throughout and situated close to transport, shops and beach and featuring three bedrooms, master with FES & WIR, a bright and well-appointed kitchen looks over the dining room that has access out to an undercover entertaining deck. A beautiful central bathroom serves two more bedrooms, both with BIR’s The double garage has internal access into the home. Built with quality fittings and fixtures throughout. Price $430,000 - $460,000 Inspect By appointment Contact Rosebud Office 5986 8600

„Four bedrooms „Two living areas „Two bathrooms „A good kitchen with dishwasher, gas cooktop and pantry

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Price $449,000 Inspect By appointment Contact Rosebud Office 5986 8600

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42 Flamingo Road Rosebud West

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Lease: $300 per week Inspect By appointment Contact Rosebud Office 5986 8600

Lease: $350 per week Inspect By appointment Contact Rosebud Office 5986 8600

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30 Braidwood Ave.Rosebud West

55 South Road Rosebud

Lease: $300 per week Inspect By appointment Contact Rosebud Office 5986 8600

Lease: $390 per week Inspect By appointment Contact Rosebud Office 5986 8600

Lease: $350 per week Inspect By appointment Contact Rosebud Office 5986 8600

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66 Dunham Street Rye

2 Ridge Court Rye



First impressions are of a charming home in a highly sought after location, step inside and you will be propelled into an architects own personal project where creativity meets stunning. The result must be seen to be believed. The home blends beautifully with the block and garden setting and is positioned to take advantage of the extensive views across the treetops to the soothing rural outlook shimmering in the distance. There are 2 elevated entertaining decks finished with a blend of stainless steel and frameless glass balustrading. The homes focal point is the amazing sunken kitchen with its polished floors, stainless steel appliances, central island bench, feature lighting and European laundry. There are 2 living areas spread over the 2 levels, study (or potential 4th bedroom), 3 generous bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The home is a class act indeed with highly polished timber floors, new carpets, internal stainless steel balustrade cables, timber ceilings, brand new roof and a host of other features. Outside offers carport, rainwater tanks, terraced gardens and an idyllic setting to enjoy life to the fullest. Holiday home, permanent dwelling, holiday let or simply a blend of all 3. Whatever you choose this home is impossible to beat.

Laidback and inviting rather than flashy and pretentious, everything about this property says bring the whole family and friends. Situated in a quiet court on 1613sqm approx. for starters there is a massive high roof garage complex with adjacent caravan/5th wheeler carport, there is an amazing covered , decked entertaining area with pizza oven and everything else required for outdoor partying in grand style. The gardens are a lush mix of tropical and indigenous plants that create a canopy of shade. Now step inside to the totally upgraded kitchen with two cook tops, two range hoods, dishwasher and plenty of bench, drawer and cupboard space for a team of chefs. There’s two nice big living areas plus a family dining area, combined brilliantly with outdoor living for year round entertaining and family fun. Three bedrooms, including master with WIR & FES, Decor throughout is quite striking but rather than prepare a list of features we invite you to inspect this interesting and exciting property. Whether it be for permanent living, holiday getaways or investment at its best, this piece of residential creative art ticks all the boxes.

Price Inspect Agent

Price Inspect Agent

$630,000 - $670,000 By appointment Phil & Diane Key 0418 516 470

$580,000 - $620,000 By appointment Phil & Diane Key 0418 516 470

15 Betty Street Rye

3 Douglas Court Rye



I spent 1/2 an hour in this delightful home on the weekend during an open house. It gave me time to wander through the substantial property and picture it as mine. What was special? and why? Firstly, I sat in the lower lounge with sun streaming in through the large feature windows. Through the sliding doors over the deck there were beautiful Moonah trees offering a wonderful privacy screen. The room itself has polished timber floors and a built in bar, a great room. A master bedroom complete with FES & WIR, lovely big kitchen with s/ steel appliances, a vast expanse of bench space and best of all a full family sized dining room once again bathed in natural light and ready to enjoy with your family. Up four more steps and the third living area was a real surprise, opening onto a large deck. With three living areas there would always be a safe spot for a quiet drink or place to curl up with a book on a quiet day. There were three more bedrooms to discover, one which had doors to the deck, all of them were spacious, light and airy. Everywhere I looked there were pleasant surprises including s/ system air conditioners and ducted heating. Outside just locked it all up for me with garage/workshop, extra access to side yard & landscaped gardens.

A stunning peninsula retreat designed to perfection and located in a quiet court on a large parcel of land of approx 1167 m2. All on a picturesque natural low maintenance setting and surrounded by quality homes. Walk to the ocean reserve or to the Rye back beach village. The decked front balcony is an entertainer’s delight with romantic down lights creating a soft hue to sip a crisp champagne and listen to the relaxing sounds of the waves crashing in the distance. Designed to enhance the wonderful Peninsula lifestyle the living areas are huge and totally open plan and quite striking with feature timber floors, colour highlights to further impress, intricate ceilings spotted with downlights and much, much more. A wonderful hostess kitchen is poised to service both inside and out. There are 3 large bedrooms in total, full ensuite facilities with the ‘WOW FACTOR’ to the master and second stunning bathroom for the family. The entrance sets the scene for what is about to unfold. Location is second to none with a selection of Surf beaches at your fingertips, the villages of Rye, Blairgowrie and Sorrento only a few minutes drive and the Peninsula in all its glory as your playground. What more could you possibly desire?

Price Inspect Agent

Price Inspect Agent

$580,000 - $630,000 By appointment Phil & Diane Key 0418 516 470

$580,000 - $630,000 By appointment Phil & Diane Key 0418 516 470 & Alana Balog 0412 536 624

125 Weeroona Street Rye

2/28 Leonard Street Tootgarook



This home is stunning. Beautifully renovated throughout it is literally better than new. Street appearance is excellent and sets the scene for a very pleasant experience. A large front timber deck offers outdoor entertaining and combines perfectly with the main living room for year round pleasure. The main living area itself is fully tiled and has split system A/C. A well appointed kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances is ready for the budding chef to cook up a storm. There are 3 bedrooms in total, 2 of which are double plus with the 3rd capable of housing 2 single beds. The bathroom sparkles, is fully renovated and houses 1 of the 2 toilets, the other being separate. Obviously a young family will appreciate this special feature. Decor throughout is an absolute delight and would be easily adaptable for any furniture style you choose. The block is fully fenced, has a double garage with 5000 litre water tank connected. Located only a short run to the beach and shops. If you are genuinely seeking a very special first home or holiday haven then this may well be the one. Inspect with total confidence.

This property is perfect for buyers seeking the convenience and comfort of a villa without the confines afforded to multi unit developments. Being the rear villa it offers privacy whilst enjoying a generous allotment of 418m2 approx. The home itself is bathed in natural light and has a delightful outlook from the living and dining areas. The floor plan is modern and open plan and offers excellent living space, a lovely fully appointed kitchen, 2 big bedrooms, sparkling bathroom and facilities. There is split system A/C and heating. A separate lock up garage finishes off a brilliant package. One of the very best features of this very rare offering is its proximity to the beach. A mere 350 metres. Vendors have priced to sell so inspection is a must.

Price Inspect Agent

Price Inspect Agent

$395,000 - $430,000 By appointment Phil & Diane Key 0418 516 470

5985 6555

$330,000 - $360,000 By appointment Glenn Key 0402 445 208

2397 Point Nepean Road, Rye VIC 3941

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Strike the pose

Have the time of your life

STRAIGHT from the pages of a home design magazine, this luxurious property is breathtaking in its sense of flair and style. Situated on a 1459-square metre block that offers privacy to enjoy all the facilities, the interior has been beautifully appointed with the finest of fixtures and fittings. The home has four bedrooms, the master bedroom has an ensuite, and there are a further two bathrooms. A double garage provides secure off-street parking. The generous open-plan floor space flows seamlessly from room to room with an emphasis on outdoor entertaining. Large windows and sliding doors bring the light in. From the lounge or kitchen you get the sense of being able to reach out and dip a toe in the crystal-clear swimming pool. The centrepiece of what is a creative and inspiring piece of landscaping, the pool area is surrounded by timber decking and paved areas, and is completely fenced. There is a wide expanse of lawn and a timber deck is at the back of the home where the block slopes down to its far boundary.

THIS is an impressive and modern home filled with light and, best of all, it’s just like brand new. There are three distinct living areas, all with polished floorboards, and there is a feature built-in bar in the lower living area. A gorgeous hostess kitchen with stainlesssteel appliances and a vast expanse of bench space overlooks a family-sized dining room and a third area can extend the available space for entertaining by opening on to a large timber deck. The home has four big bedrooms, and all continue the theme of a light and bright home. The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe, and there is a beautifully appointed family bathroom. There are pleasant surprises everywhere and all the comforts one would come to expect from such a home. The home is on a corner block with dual access for extra vehicles, in addition to the garage. Low-maintenance landscaped gardens – featuring stands of moonahs, natives and grasses – create a private setting. The presentation is faultless as are the fixtures and fittings.

Address: 15 Parson Street, RYE

Address: 15 Betty Street, RYE Price: $580,000 – $630,000 Agency: Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate, 2397 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 6555 Agent: Phil Key, 0419 324 515

Price: $895,000 Agency: John Kennedy Real Estate, 2327 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 8800 Agent: John Kennedy, 0401 984 842

Selling Peninsula Properties Since 1946 BLAIRGOWRIE E IC ED R P UC D RE









Situated on a 1130sqm (approx) lot this rustic home has the makings of something special. Enjoying great street appeal and an excellent location this home comprises of 3BRs, kitchen / living area with open ÂżUHSODFHVRDULQJFDWKHGUDOFHLOLQJVEHDXWLIXOZUDSDURXQGYHUDQGDKV GRXEOHFDUSRUW VPDOOVKHG7KLVFRPIRUWDEOHIDPLO\EHDFKKRPHFRXOG EHGUDPDWLFDOO\LPSURYHGZLWKDIHZVLPSOHFRVPHWLFFKDQJHV


Price: $449,000 Inspect: Saturday 11-11.30am Contact:Sam Crowder 0403 893 724

Contact: Victoria Burke 0421 706 625




PERFECT RESIDENCE OR GREAT INVESTMENT $VQHZRQO\\HDUVROGLVWKLVLPPDFXODWHO\SUHVHQWHGEULFNGZHOOLQJ Features open plan kitchen, dining, family room, formal lounge, three EHGURRPVSOXVVWXG\EDWKURRPVGRXEOHUHPRWHJDUDJHSOXVODUJH rear entertaining deck located on an easy care 1318m2 allotment. Genuine vendors - priced to sell.

Contact:Sam Crowder 0403 893 724




LOOK NO FURTHER This residence of approx. 20sq offers plenty of room for the whole family. Consisting of 3BRs, master with FES, study, two separate living areas one of which extends into the open plan family / dining and NLWFKHQDUHD1RUWKIDFLQJED\ZLQGRZVSURYLGHERWKWKHPDLQOLYLQJ DUHDDQGPDVWHUEHGURRPZLWKORDGVRIOLJKWVODEĂ€RRUKHDWLQJDQGD JDVZDOOIXUQDFHGRXEOHORFNXSJDUDJHDQGIXOO\IHQFHGEORFN Price: $495,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Victoria Burke 0421 706 625

2395 Point Nepean Road, Rye. Ph 5985 2351 78 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento. Ph 5984 4177 > SOUTHERN PENINSULA NEWS realestate 29 May 2012 Page 8

Due to consistant sales and steady demand, we urgently require new home listings in the Rye, Tootgarook and Blairgowrie regions. Accordingly, should you be considering selling your property, please contact the Prentice Team for a Free Market Appraisal. 59 85 2351



Be a king on Leon

Graceful living

THE butlers and servants of old will be green with envy, for this townhouse provides upstairs and downstairs luxury rarely seen. This brand-new townhouse is one of only two on the block with no common area and owners will have their own street frontage. Downstairs is a large living area incorporating the dining and a fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom is also on the ground floor and has a dual-entry bathroom and access to a courtyard with private, landscaped gardens. Two more bedrooms and a second bathroom are upstairs. Completed with a very fine eye for quality, the townhouse features other comforts such as air-conditioning and carpets in all bedrooms. A single garage has internal access.

WITH the beach and the shopping village virtually on your doorstep, this newly built and contemporary designed townhouse can be a reflection of you and your dreams. One of only two on the block, the interior is immaculately presented with an open-plan lounge and dining room highlighted by polished timber floors and bathed in natural light. From here you step out to an all-weather outdoor area and private courtyard. AThekitchen has stone benchtops and stainless-steel appliances. Townhouses no longer cater for just singles or couples. Now even a large family can enjoy a fantastic lifestyle with a zero maintenance property in the heart of town. There are four bedrooms, all with air-conditioning and the sun can be enjoyed from the deck on the upper level.

Address: 3 Leon Avenue, ROSEBUD Price: $545,000 Agency: Henderson Real Estate, 867 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, 5986 8144 Agent: Peter Bennett, 0418 366 310

Address: 1/19 Grace Street, RYE Price: $795,000 Agency: Prentice Real Estate, 2395 Point Nepean Road, Rye, 5985 2351 Agent: Sam Crowder, 0419 324 515




$3ULYLOHJHGDQG3RSXODU3RVLWLRQ - Superbly located with walk to

%HGV :DONWRWKH%HDFK - Here is a wonderful opportunity for the 1st 3RVLWLRQDQG)ODLU - Brand new townhouse in this sought after residential

McCrae Plaza and Rosebud shops, restaurants and beach, this modern unit is in perfect condition and offers a graceful quiet living environment, yet is right in the middle of all the activity. Comprises vast open plan formal living, dining, informal living with access to north facing outdoor entertaining area, master BR with semiensuite, 2nd BR plus study or 3rd BR, superb kitchen with d/w, etc, garden area to the south and dbl auto garage. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a case of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;move in and put the kettle onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

home buyer or investor to acquire this entry level property which is presently let WRDĂ&#x20AC;UVWFODVVORQJWHUPWHQDQW$FFRPPRGDWLRQLQFOXGHVHQWU\ZLWKQHZJDVZDOO furnace, lounge, dining off the kitchen, 3 bedrooms and sun-room to the rear and all this on an excellent block of 537sq metres (approx).





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> SOUTHERN PENINSULA NEWS realestate 29 May 2012

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For Sale

9 Kathleen Crescent, Mornington Picture Perfect Family Entertainer


11 Cummins Lane, Mount. Eliza â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somercotesâ&#x20AC;? - For Sale By Expressions of Interest



Price: $680,000 - $720,000 Contact: Louise Varigos 0408 885 982 Lina Luppino 0419 571 583



Price Guide: $699,000 - $750,000 Contact: Louise Varigos 0408 885 982

For Sale


Price Guide: $350,000 - $380,000 Contact: Lina Luppino 0419 571 583

Contact: Lina Luppino 0419 571 583

For Sale


Price Guide: $890,000 - $970,000 Contact: Russell Murphy 0407 839 184


Contact: Louise Varigos 0408 885 982 Lina Luppino 0419 571 583

We have clients waiting to buy your home!

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For Sale – Mornington

For Sale – Somerville






For Sale – Frankston South









Sale Price: $139,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Sale Price: $39,000 WIWO Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859




Calling All Bargain Hunters



Sale Price: $220,000 + SAV ŽŶƚĂĐƚ͗'ĂƌLJZĂůƉŚϬϰϭϴϱϯϱϱϬϯ

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For Sale – Mornington Peninsula

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For Sale – Mornington





Sale Price: $59,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

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For Sale – Karingal

For Sale – Baxter

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Sale Price: $195,000 Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

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For Sale – Mornington

For Sale – Mornington

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For Sale – Mornington Peninsula


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Sale Price: $245,000

Sale Price: $55,000 + SAV

Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Sale Price: $15,000 Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859


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INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL Time to branch out


Nine and five

ESTABLISHED in 2000, this home-based business operates with the owner and two casual staff and uses qualified sub-contractors when required. The business generally operates within a 50-kilometre radius of home base. A purpose-built Nissan truck is included in the price and the vendor is prepared to assist with training. The business is at the forefront of its market and turnover shows annual increases.

ONLY trading the five business days each week from 6am to 3pm, this industrial takeaway offers a great workâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;life balance. Set in large, modern premises, there is seating for 15, including an outside courtyard and an undercover area for smokers. Monthly rent is $1963.80 with long lease options available.

Tree lopping service, LANGWARRIN Price: $315,000 Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Takeaway, BRAESIDE Price: $70,000 + SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Business Sales Specialists

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 CATTERY FOR LEASE Mount Eliza area. Permit for 100 cats. /DUJHSXUSRVHEXLOWSUHPLVHV â&#x20AC;&#x153;No ingoingâ&#x20AC;?

Lease $1000 per week LANDSCAPING



$35,000 + sav




$74,950 + sav

MANUFACTURING Major account of 8 yrs plus many stores, makes security lanyards. All machinery in excellent condition inc straightening & cutting machine, 6 stamping machines, wire cutting machine, 6 presses.

$108,000 + sav





NOW $55,000 + sav



HAIR SALON Fully managed, 5 fulltime staff, large modern shopping centre, RSHQVGD\V:HOOHVWDEOLVKHGZLWK good marketing systems in place. &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

$100,000 + sav



Lovely modern shop with large 3BR, EDWKGZHOOLQJZLWKGRXEOHJDUDJH and private rear garden. Situated EHKLQGDVFKRROLQUHVLGHQWLDODUHD Does takeaways in evenings. Good lease options.

Seats 120, large commercial NLWFKHQYHU\YLVLEOHRQ1HSHDQ Hâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;way. On Premises licence, FXUUHQWO\,QGLDQFXLVLQHFDQEH changed. Opens 6 days from 5.30pm.

Currently managed, kiosk style LQEXV\%D\VLGH6&$OOQHZ equipment when set up less than 2 years ago. Seats 34. Vendor will trial on $5,000 pw. Opens S/C hours.

Great location opposite station, selling chicken & pizza with deliveries. Opens daily from DP:HOOSUHVHQWHGVKRS with good equipment. Est 8 years.

$110,000 + sav

$120,000 + sav

$115,000 + sav

$130,000 + sav



Selling roast dinners in lovely Great location with views over Good location near food court LQEXV\6&:HOOHTXLSSHG  ED\DW6DQ5HPR6HDWVLQ  large shop on main road, ample very well presented. Good cash 16 out. All food freshly prepared parking. Currently fully managed. /LFHQVRUZLOODVVLVWQHZEX\HU on premises, well laid out Ă&#x20AC;RZVKRZLQJJRRGWXUQRYHU Trades 7 days 9am to 9pm. kitchen, rear courtyard. BYO DQGSURÂżWÂżJXUHV6HDWVLQ licence. cafe section.

NOW $130,000 + sav




Must see this one â&#x20AC;&#x201C; immaculate presentation, great equipment. Dine in and takeaway. Currently Japanese cuisine, can change with landlord approval. Lunch & dinner in summer, dinner only in winter.

Great location at entrance to new S/C, modern & inviting. 8 stations, EDVLQVWDIIURRP/DUJHEDVH of repeat cash customers. Owner working part-time with 7 part-time staff on roster. Opens 6 ½ days..

NE W $170,000 + sav




$130,000 each


+RPHEDVHGĂ&#x20AC;RUDOGHOLYHU\VHUYLFH 2ZQHULVDGPLQIURPKRPHVXE contractor works 5 days, 6-8 hours a day. Delivery vehicle inc in price. Potential to expand if desired. Vendor assistance on changeover.

7ZRIUDQFKLVHPRGHOVDYDLODEOH 1am licence, directly opposite 0LONEDUOLQHVVRPHWDNHDZD\V  2IÂżFHEDVHGJXDUDQWHH  /DUJHGRXEOHVWRUH\%5UHVLGHQFH EHDFKZLWKIURQWJDUGHQVHWWLQJ LQFRPHÂżUVW\HDU in high density residential area with Seating for 60 inside & 30 outside.  )UDQFKLVRUGRHVDOOEDFNRIÂżFH  Fully renovated, commercial captured market. Spacious shop EXVLQHVVGHYHORSPHQWZRUNIURP NLWFKHQVFRSHIRUEUHDNIDVWOXQFK Est 20+ years. home. NE WUDGH*RRGFDVKĂ&#x20AC;RZ PRICE SLASHED (1) $50,000 + fees W URGENT SALE $90,000   ÂżWRXW $79,000 + sav

HAIR SALON :HOOSUHVHQWHGVW\OLVKVDORQZLWK TXDOLW\Âż[WXUHV ÂżWWLQJVVWDWLRQV EDVLQVZDVKHU GU\HUUHDU room. Busy S/C location, easy parking, vendor happy to assist with changeover.

$100,000 + sav 11.30am to 4pm daily, pick XSDW0RRUDEELQGHOLYHULHV take 4 hours. Refrigerated van with racking. One of approx 90 franchises in Victoria, two VHSDUDWHURXQGVDYDLODEOH

TAKEAWAY Selling healthy options e.g. sushi, salads, pasta, noodles, + FRIIHHLQEXV\IRRGFRXUWNLRVN Opens 7 days 9am-5pm, cheap UHQW&DQEHIXOO\PDQDJHG &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

Regular income 2 days a week. Very attractive shop in prime main 1RRSSRVLWLRQLQEXLOWXSUHVLGHQWLDO street location selling ethically Area is Frankston, Mordialloc, DUHDVWDWLRQVEDVLQV GHVLJQHGDQGQDWXUDOÂżEUH &KHOVHD .H\VERURXJK:RUN curtained off room. Very well priced 4-6 hrs per day, perfect for retired clothing, wide variety of giftware at equipment and stock value only. FRXSOHRU0XPLQEHWZHHQVFKRRO from around the world. Needs to Keen vendor wants a quick sale NE due to family reasons. NE go to next level & increase T/O. hours.

Impressive presentation with high %DVHGIURP6RXWK0HOERXUQHWR TXDOLW\ÂżWRXW/RQJOHDVHDYDLODEOH 6(VXEXUEVUHVLGHQWLDO%RG\ no competition in town, easy to Corps, real estate agents. Also UXQE\RQHSHUVRQ6KRHVIRUPHQ does maintenance and general FOHDQXSV(VW:RUNKRXUV women and children. Lots of parking front and rear of shop. to suit yourself.





$140,000 + sav



Highway position opposite train



$150,000 + sav

$150,000 + sav



/DUJHYHU\EXV\DQGZHOO Newsagency, only one in the HTXLSSHGEXVLQHVVFXUUHQWO\IXOO\ area in country town, has 4BR managed. Baking done on site, accommodation, two large seats 20 inside & 8 outside. Good coolrooms, large storage area FDVKĂ&#x20AC;RZ:HOONQRZQLQWKHDUHD and garage, function/dining area, Opens 7 days. excellent turnover. Est 40 years.

$170,000 + sav

$185,000 + sav

NOW $240,000 + sav

$299,000 + sav






:HOOHVWDEOLVKHGZLWKTXDOLÂżHG staff, all types of trailers inc FDPSHUVDQGFXVWRPEXLOW:HE page, ads in Yellow Pages, word of mouth from dealers etc. Ford XWHLQFQHZOHDVHDYDLODEOH owner will assist.

Coin operated 7 days with service DYDLODEOH0RQ6DWZDVKHUV 15 dryers, commercial ironing VWDWLRQ:DVKGU\LURQUHSDLUV alterations for heavy duty items also. 1BR accommodation, long lease.


$320,000 + sav

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$950,000 + sav

Garden setting with courtyard, )UHHKROG OHDVHKROGLQFEGP ODUJHEDUDUHDVHSDUDWHIXQFWLRQ home. Fully indoors kennel & DUHDV:RQGHUIXOSUHVHQWDWLRQ cattery with 3500 sq m of exercise with Roman/Mediterranean areas with fully auto irrigation. No atmosphere. Sells many art/gifts + limit of animals, only 5 years old, cafĂŠ & restaurant Thu/Fri/Sat.. FRROLQJKHDWLQJERUH WDQNZDWHU Freehold: $1.2 million Leasehold: $850,000

$2.5 million + sav



NOW $299,000 + sav HOLIDAY ACCOMODATION Resort style rated 4 star, has 2 storey residence, 8 holiday units, SRROEETSOD\JURXQGWHQQLVFRXUW etc. Land area 1 hectare, zoned Residential 1. %XVLQHVV Freehold: $2.7 million

Tony Latessa: 0412 525 151

No. 1 REIV Accredited Business Agent in Victoria 27 years selling experience based on honesty and reliability REIV Business Brokers Committee Member

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Southern Peninsula News 29 May 2012


EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD Head to the sun for winter NIRVANA by the Sea Coolangatta has redefined Kirra’s beachfront esplanade, creating a new class of holiday apartment. Situated five minutes from Coolangatta Airport, Nirvana looks across the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the capivating scenery of the Gold Coast Hinterland to envoke a true feeling of rest and relaxation. The wonderfully appointed two- and threebedroom holiday apartments have modern decor, enormous balconies, full kitchen and laundry facilities, air-conditioning, wireless internet and Austar TV. All apartments offer sensational beach views. The sanctuary of Nirvana’s Executive Lounge is the ultimate space to socialise. Fully equipped, it boasts a pool table, library and plasma TV with Austar and kitchen facilities for entertaining.

Nirvana by the Sea accommodation features all the amenities you’d expect from a five-star luxury resort, in a family-friendly setting overlooking Kirra Beach. Facilities featured include heated lap pool, children’s pool and heated spa, barbecue area, sauna and steam room, gymnasium, five-star “gold class” theatre room, specialised Teppanyaki grill and underground secure parking Kirra Beach is lined with shops, cafes and parks further enhancing this attractive, worldfamous surfing venue. The Gold Coast and Tweed Coast offer a wonderful variety of attractions and natural wonders. There is something for everyone in this beautiful part of the world. Nirvana by the Sea Coolangatta is at 1 Douglas St, Kirra Beach, Queensland. Phone (07) 5506 5555.

Part of Bittern for 30 years BITTERN Market started with half a dozen stalls in the Bittern Hall about 30 ago. It now has 72 stalls and operates from Bittern railway station car park reserve on the other side of Frankston-Flinders Rd. One of the organisers, Peter Bryan, said it is a happy, friendly market that is dog friendly. “Many people visit the market every Sunday while exercising their dogs,” he said. “Stalls sell a wide variety of items including new and used jewellery and bric-a-brac. There is also bread, cheeses, fruit and vegetables, nuts, plants and more. “The food van and coffee stalls are popular places with many people having morning coffee and breakfast,” Mr Bryan said. “There are small producers selling goods including fabulous Blue Bay cheese and fresh yoghurt, homemade cakes, local gum honey, fresh-

ly baked sourdough breads and free range eggs. The market is managed by a volunteer committee with about 90 per cent of stall fees – more than $300,000 – going to local organisations including fire brigades, schools, kindergartens and sporting clubs. Of the 72 stalls, about 18 are casual stalls, which allows for a variety of new items to be introduced each week. New stallholders can contact market committee president Peter Bryan on 0417 337 375 for details. Community organisations seeking funds can obtain an application form from committee members or the market trailers. Bittern Sunday Market, 8am-noon every week rain, hail or shine, Bittern railway station car park, Frankston-Flinders Rd, Bittern. Details: 0409 417 463.


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Southern Peninsula News 29 May 2012

EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD Tree change for pearl icon LOVERS of pearls and fine jewellery will be sad to hear the well-known Mornington Main Street icon, Tiare Black Pearl, will be closing at the end of June in favour of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;tree changeâ&#x20AC;?. Owners Alan and Winnie Maguire established their first pearl jewellery shop in Olinda 10 years ago and their second one in Mornington in June 2007. They have loved their time in Mornington and plan to keep living here. However after a long period of reflection they have decided it is more practical to operate from a single outlet. As a farewell to all its loyal customers Tiare is giving everyone the chance to purchase all its products, including high quality pearls and 18-carat gold settings, for prices ranging from 30 per cent off sterling silver jewellery to 40 per cent off pearl jewellery and 50 per cent off Tahitian and freshwater loose pearls and pearl strands. Tiare Black Pearl has been delighting Morn-

ington residents and tourists for the past five years and will continue to service their Mornington customers from Olinda. Alan and Winnie are well known for their high level of customer service. Since their â&#x20AC;&#x153;end of leaseâ&#x20AC;? sale began last month they have been overwhelmed by support from locals who see it as a last chance to buy beautiful original pearl jewellery at prices usually only reserved for wholesale customers. So with only a few weeks to go now is a chance to select a unique piece of jewellery at an affordable price that will provide a lifetime of pleasure. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to visit their lovely shop in Olinda Village set among the tall trees of the Dandenong Ranges where you will find the same warm welcome. Tiare Black Pearl, 29 Main St. Mornington. 5975 1128 or on the inter at www.tiareblackpearl. com

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State’s future could rest with Frankston By Keith Platt FRANKSTON voters may hold the key to Victoria’s political future if Liberal MP Geoff Shaw is forced to quit over alleged misuse of his parliamentary car and fuel card. Premier Ted Baillieu has ordered an inquiry into the use of Mr Shaw’s car for commercial purposes. The inquiry will be made by the Speaker, Ken Smith, and the Department of Parliamentary Services. The allegations are increasing pressure on the Liberals to cast Mr Shaw adrift, while the Labor MP for Cranbourne, Jude Perera, says the police should investigate. “It’s not good enough for Mr Baillieu to ask a Liberal MP to investigate these matters,” he said. “Frankston residents deserve to have these allegations investigated thoroughly and independently. “Over the past 18 months I have been receiving calls from Mr Shaw’s constituents and assisting them with their matters as they have stated that they simply cannot get a hold of him.” Mr Shaw has issued a statement saying he was looking forward to assisting with the inquiry. “I will present statements that will testify to the truthfulness of my account of the facts,” Mr Shaw stated. “This material will also testify as to the actions of those who have made these allegations against me. “For the record, I was not aware that my parliamentary vehicle was used by a nominated driver for country and interstate commercial trips. “I will immediately repay any costs

that may be associated with any use of the vehicle by the nominated driver that is outside of the parliamentary guidelines.” Mr Shaw’s colleague Mornington MP David Morris said he would not “provide commentary on fellow MPs, no matter which party they come from”. Dunkley MP Bruce Billson, who backed Mr Shaw’s preselection, said it was “important that the investigation be allowed to be made”. He said Mr Shaw had done some “good work”. Frankston councillor Glenn Aitken said the latest allegations against Mr Shaw meant “the eyes of all the political watchers will be on Frankston”. “It’s of interest across the country and is uncanny how Frankston could again hold the key to which party is in power.” Both state and federal Liberal MPs are trying to downplay any comparison between the allegations against Mr Shaw and those faced by Craig Thompson during his time as Health Services Union secretary. However, this will be hard to avoid given the slim margin with which the Liberal National Coalition holds power in Victoria as does the Labor-led government at the federal level. The money involved may be vastly different, but the principles of integrity and accountability applicable to MPs do not hinge on any set amounts. Mr Shaw has offered to repay any expenditure found to have breached rules relating to use of his taxpayerfunded car and fuel card. Whistleblowers claim Mr Shaw’s

Under fire: Frankston MP Geoff Shaw is being investigated over allegations that his taxpayer-funded car and fuel card was used for commercial purposes. Picture: Yanni

car was used to deliver and pick up goods for his Southern Cross Hardware business in Carrum Downs. The latest allegations follow a string of embarrassing revelations involving Mr Shaw, including a charge of unlawful assault in 1991, which led to him being ordered to pay $400 costs and being placed on a good behaviour bond; Mr Shaw continuing to work at his accountancy business; an altercation with a motorist pulled over by police for not wearing a seatbelt; erecting a sign pleading for reconciliation with his former wife; and admonishing

a gay constituent for saying he should be able to love whoever he wanted. If Mr Shaw was forced from office and the Liberals lost a byelection for his seat of Frankston, it would leave Victoria with a hung parliament. Both the Coalition (Liberals and Nationals) and Labor would each have 44 seats and be unwilling to spare one of their own MPs to take on the role of Speaker. In 1999 Frankston was pivotal in the victory of the Bracks Labor government when a supplementary election was held for the Lower House seat

of Frankston East following the polling day death of independent Peter McLellan. Labor’s win saw three independents swing their support its way, reducing Jeff Kennett’s numbers to 43 and precipitating his resignation. However, one of Mr Shaw’s main supporters says “he is just not like that … someone has made a terrible mistake”. Fletcher Davis, who has several times unsuccessfully stood for the Frankston-based federal seat of Dunkley held by Mr Billson, said he had “no regrets” in supporting Mr Shaw. “I would do the same again if he runs as a member [of the Liberal Party] or wants to be an independent,” Mr Davis said. “I have no doubts about the quality of the man, no doubts at all. He is a very, very presentable man for the electorate. It’s absurd to say he can’t be in business if he’s an MP.” Mr Davis estimated Mr Shaw “is an MP 95 per cent of the time”. If mistakes had been made, Mr Shaw would correct them. “I give the man accolades, he works bloody hard.” In countering other allegations about the embattled MP, Mr Davis said Mr Shaw had gone to the aid of police who were being roughed up by the motorist, and bringing up an assault “from 20 years ago is a bit pathetic; none of us are angels”. He said Mr Shaw would not have “intentionally or deliberately” misused his Parliamentary car. “Geoff’s not that kind of person,” Mr Davis said.

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Expo for special day THE Annual Mornington Wedding Expo is the only truly locally based expo on the peninsula where more than 75 per cent of exhibitors are from the peninsula – and Peninsula Expos is peninsula-based. If you are looking for anything to do with a wedding, this is the expo to visit as we have everything from invites, cakes, bombonieres, hire cars, venues, entertainment and more from more than 40 exhibitors. There will be ABIA-accredited finalists and winners from 2011 and 2012 at this expo plus accredited members of Mornington Peninsula Weddings, so quality is guaranteed. At this year’s expo we are doing something new that has never been done in Australia – a grooms-only workshops. There will be three workshops where specialists from the industry, John Beck and Phil Rampton, will talk to grooms about what they can do on the day and prior to play a part in the special day. Plus we will be doing information sessions (see our advert for times) next to centre stage on different products to help you decide what is best for the big day. There will also be a huge fashion parade with three fashion houses including menswear. Peninsula Expos was formed in 2009 and took over the local Mornington wedding expo from Jennifer Webber who previously ran the event under Kiss My Arts. The owner of Peninsula Expos is DJ PD Entertainment Plus (formally DJ PeterD Entertainment Plus) and we are passionate about the industry. We also work in the industry so what we offer exhibitors and brides is based on our experience. Feel free to visit the expo as entry is only a donation to SIDS for kids in memory of Jaxon Turnbull who sadly was taken too soon. Even if you are not getting married, you can still check out menswear, entertainment, photographers and more for other occasions. There will also be a beautiful door prize sponsored by Hoskings and there will be many vouchers from various suppliers in the showbag.

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Vale Bill Ford â&#x20AC;&#x201C; menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s camp, Jaguar and pig wrangler By Stuart McCullough FOR as long as I can remember, they were friends. My father and Bill Ford both went to high school in Rushworth. This, in my view, is a claim to fame available to far too few people. For the life of me I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you what classes they took or the scoreline of any of the football matches they played. Those stories would surely have existed once, but have failed to survive the years. Instead, all we ever heard about was the different kinds of trouble they managed to make for themselves in their youth. Trouble is no different to anything else in this world â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it comes in all shapes and sizes. The stories my father told about Bill involved trouble of nearly every conceivable kind and the tales were so outlandish as to defy belief. They included an occasion when Bill determined that my fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failure to assist with the morning milking was an act of ignominy too great to be ignored and reacted in the only way a reasonable human being could under the circumstances â&#x20AC;&#x201C; by stuffing a live pig into my fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sleeping bag. To this day, he sleeps with one eye open, in a state of eternal vigilance. While my father didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help with the milking, he was happy to assist with other farm chores.

For this reason, he agreed to help Bill remove a dead tree. What Bill had against the tree was never entirely clear, but he was determined to eliminate it forever from the landscape. My father suggested digging it out. Bill said he knew where he could get his hands on some gelignite. Faced with a choice between hours of physical labour and hardcore explosives, they chose the latter. However, the gelignite from the local coop only came in packs of six. Unused gelignite, so argued Bill, could be unstable and a risk to others. It was, they agreed, best to use it all. It is fair to say that the re-

sulting explosion rocked the greater Goulburn Valley. The tree was either vaporised or launched into orbit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it was impossible to tell which. Such was the sheer force of the blast that, several kilometres away, chickens stampeded from one end of the shed to the other, resulting in multiple casualties. The blast was all anyone in the area spoke about for days. To the best of my knowledge, my father has not touched a stick of gelignite since. At some point, their lives took them in entirely different directions. Bill left school to work on the land, while my

father left Rushworth to continue his education. This meant moving in with my great aunt in Coburg and catching a tram down Sydney Rd to University High. One Sunday, when my father was preoccupied with studies for mid-year exams, which were to start the following morning, there was a knock at the front door. It was Bill and a friend on their way to the motor show; did Pete want to join them? He declined, using the need to study as an excuse. Then they told Pete that in the back of their ute was an echidna in a sugar bag; would Pete like it to take to school? Pete politely declined, pointing out that â&#x20AC;&#x153;show and tellâ&#x20AC;? was not a practice in year 12. Next morning, on the Sydney Rd tram, he glanced down at a passenger who had The Sun on his lap. The front page had a photograph of an echidna. Thinking this a strange coincidence, my father lent over and read the accompanying story. The echidna had been found in the Fitzroy Gardens, and The Sun was asking questions; where did it come from? How long had it been there? Was there a colony of these animals in the Fitzroy Gardens? Pete knew the answer to all the questions, but kept them to himself. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible for me to imagine what a seismic shift

shifting to Coburg must have been for father. Still, they remained friends. I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partly because, although he left school early, Bill had a genuine thirst for knowledge. He devoured books, especially those about the First World War. He and my father shared a passion for information about the world. It was not the only interest they shared â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both adored Jaguar cars. Memorably, they once competed in a car rally, with Bill persuading Pete that they should take the MG convertible. The great flaw of the car was that it was impossible to both carry luggage and close the roof. Not to be deterred, they proceeded to improvise. My father rugged up in his old army great coat, put on a beanie and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; because it was winter and the wind was particularly cruel and sharp â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the goggles he used with the whipper-snipper. Bill made certain to take a photo of my father and the resulting image â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in which looked like a homeless Mork â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was not quickly forgotten. My attempt to have this photo added to his driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence and passport was swiftly put down. I remember Bill best from the annual camping trip weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d take. These were the self-described â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Campsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in which my father, brother and I would set up tents by the Goulburn River for a couple of days along

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Performance THERE can be few more haunting and evocative sounds than female Celtic folk singers, their voices drifting out of a mystical past. Celtic Divas II has just been released by ABC/Universal Music. With elegant accompaniment from some of Ireland and Australasia’s top musicians, the divas take us on a journey of movement and migration, through leaving and homecoming, sharing the beauty and a poignancy of nations steeped in love, loss and joy. Celtic Divas introduces the Irish duo Lumiere – Éilis Kennedy and Pauline Scanlon. There are the sublime vocals of Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce (Gráda). Celtic Divas’ Australian tour starts next month including at Frankston Arts Centre on 28 June and at Melbourne Recital Centre on 29 June. Tickets 9784 1060 or 136 100 or online at *** SHOCK Entertainment has released In Our Own Time, the compelling story of the Bee Gees career – from their roots in northwest England, through their early career in Australia, return

to England and international breakthrough in the late 1960s and global superstardom with Saturday Night Fever and beyond. Alongside the success is the heartache of the tragically early deaths of their younger brother Andy and then Maurice. The story is told through in-depth interviews with Barry and Robin Gibb and extensive interviews with Maurice filmed shortly before his death in January 2003. Robin died on 21 May at age 62. The interviews are combined with live shows, television and film clips, and home movies of their early days. The Bee Gees were a phenomenally successful pop group responsible for such high-pitched hits as Stayin’ Alive,

Night Fever, How Deep is Your Love, More Than a Woman, Jive Talkin’ and You Win Again. Best known for their disco-driven songs of the 1970s, powered by Barry Gibb’s falsetto, the Bee Gees (Brothers Gibb) first had success in the 1960s. Robin Hugh Gibb was born in Douglas on the Isle of Man on 22 December 1949, an hour before his twin, Maurice. Barry was three years older. The boys grew up in relative poverty in Manchester. In 1958 the family, complete with a fourth brother, the newly born Andrew, moved to Brisbane. Their first release, New York Mining Disaster, was a small hit, but was followed by To Love Somebody, Words, and then the No 1 hits Massachusetts and I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You. They wrote eight songs for Saturday Night Fever (1977) starring John Travolta. In Our Own Time (Shock) is on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc. *** CASABLANCA (1942) is one of the outstanding films in cinema history, with romance, intrigue, suspense and humour cunningly deployed by Michael Curtiz and a stellar cast including Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Berg-

man, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid and Sydney Greenstreet. The film won three Academy Awards including best picture in 1943. Warner Home Video has released Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition. Features include an introduction by Lauren Bacall, commentary by film critic Roger Ebert and a theatrical trailer. The Blu-Ray Disc contains two documentaries, additional scenes and more. *** AFL legend Ron Barassi will hit the stage later this year in Tee O’Neill’s stage show Barassi. The story starts in the Second World War when Ron’s champion footballer father Ron Barassi senior was killed in Libya. The story follows the development of young Ron under the mentorship of legendary coach Norm Smith. It is directed by Terence O’Connell and opens at the Athenaeum Theatre on 20 September for a limited season. Tickets 1300 795 012 or 9650 1500. *** FOR diehard Creedence Clearwater Revival fans, Umbrella Entertainment has released the DVD Credence

countries, but a mess is a mess. Dame Julia had a go in her latest budget at attempting to return to a modicum of Labor values, almost certainly too late to save us from Tony and his mining billionaires. Tony’s a scream; a budget reply where he worried about not enough of us learning an Asian language. Julia will not succeed in getting those Herald Sun-reading former Labor voters back; far too indoctrinated without a clue as to why. But is it democracy? No; it’s not even close. A rabble on both sides. Can it improve? God knows it can’t get worse, can it? Who’s to blame? All of us. Where is Malcolm Turnbull? *** THE opposition to gay marriage and the preservation of “the sanctity of marriage” is a wonderful thing when we couple it with politicians, saviours of all things decent. It screams of the party line, the effect on the vote and midnight happenings (affairs) in our capital city. I have no idea either way, but why this necessity for a certificate? I suppose it takes all types. Reminds me of the two old ladies sitting on a park bench; one says to the other “and another thing Frances, all this fuss over same-sex marriages. I just don’t see what the big deal is.

Harvey and I have been having the same sex for 54 years and to tell you the truth it isn’t worth getting all upset about”. *** MOTHER’S Day brought back some memories. Sometimes it takes 50 years to see the light. There was Mum, five days a week, turning the corner into our street at 5.30pm laden with shopping after a long day at work. Home to cook our meals. Not simple meals. The works, upmarket, far and away better than my best efforts. Pudding to follow. We would vacate the table in favour of our pleasures while Mum cleaned it all up. Dad overseas at war. Come 9pm it was common to suggest Mum make us some hot chips; don’t recall her refusing. Amazing woman, my Mum. She went to God when I was 30. Too young to realise. I can only hope she knows now. *** I WORRY about history. I grew up believing everything they taught me; well, everything I remembered. It was only much later that I realised the importance of brainwashing. Fortunately I read R W Emerson who advised “All history becomes subjective; in other words, there is properly no history; only biography.

One must transfer the point of view from which history is commonly read, from Rome and Athens and London to himself, and not deny his conviction that he is the court, and if England or Egypt have anything to say to him, he will try the case; if not, let them for ever be silent. He must attain and maintain that lofty sight where facts yield their secret sense”. He’s good isn’t he? I hear the year 11 schoolies talking Sigmund Freud and Karl Jung and I wonder why they’re not reading Emerson. Stick to poetry, universal truths? What will history tell us about Iraq and Afghanistan? Who will decide? Don’t get ahead of yourself. Collingwood 2012. *** I CONGRATULATE Doug McColl on his Premier’s Award for Victorian Senior of the Year in 2011. He seems to be a very fine fellow. But how about 2012? Nominations close on 20 July ( and, yes, I’m available. What have I done to deserve a nomination? Well, assuming nobody investigates my shady past, not much, but even so, why not? *** WHAT will come first: the freeway extended to Rye or the bridge from Sorrento to Queenscliff or the aquatic

By Gary Turner Clearwater Revival – The Ultimate Review containing interviews with Stu Cook, Doug Clifford and archival interviews with John Fogerty. Released to coincide with John Fogerty’s recent Australian tour, the DVD has live performances of classic CCR songs like Proud Mary, Green River, Bad Moon Rising and Midnight Special. RRP $14.99 *** THIS year marks the 50th anniversary of The CHK Beach Boys and to celebrate Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks have reunited for the first time in more than 20 years for a new studio album. This week sees the release of the first single That’s Why God Made the Radio from their coming album. Check out the new website

A Grain of Salt I WAS fit when I started this column five years ago, but I’m slowing, noticeably. How to regain that level of fitness? A need to swim, longer walks and less cigarettes? I look up my mentor Mark Twain: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” I pencil in “swimming – 1 January”. I cut down the cigarettes to after coffee, after meals and during a few beers. No problemo. I walk to the coffee shop and the RSL; surely enough? Exercises perhaps, but where to find the time? I make breakfast, eat it, then coffee shop, supermarket, make lunch, eat it, afternoon nap, RSL, make tea, eat it, TV. Allow two hours daily for personal hygiene and opening packaged foods. No time left? Sorry Mark, switch to mentor number two, the lovely Scarlett O’Hara: “I’ll think about that tomorrow.” Even so. *** I DON’T like to get too serious, but the state of play in politics right now forces my right index finger. Politics is a mess. Maybe if one watches SBS News it’s not quite the mess of other

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By Cliff Ellen centre at Rosebud? I’m betting on none before 2020. Had to laugh at Cr Pittock and Cr Rodgers: “A clear majority of speakers opposed the aquatic centre being located on the foreshore.” 300 people at this controversial nondemocratic meeting? Get away. *** THE Frankston-based Victorian UFO Action Group is keeping watch. Sightings have apparently skyrocketed in the past year. I’m amazed; I’ve seen nothing. I even missed the full moon. Due to alcohol and physical violence, someone has suggested fewer retail outlets, restricted trading hours and higher prices. Great news for Woolworths and Coles. The final straw – duty-free cigarettes slashed from 250 to 50; how pathetically small-minded is this? “A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.” G B Shaw. Until next time...

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Valley of Tears: MPNFL Sharks and GVFL Purples played one of the best games of representative footy of all time on Saturday with the peninsula men falling just short. It was pressure from start to finish with Goulburn Valley skipping away by a couple of kicks in the last minutes of the match. Pictures: Ray Sizer, Shepparton News

By Toe Punt MORNINGTON Peninsula Nepean Football League’s Sharks went within two goals of being considered the best competition in Victorian country footy on Saturday. Against Goulburn Valley Football League (the Purples) in Shepparton, the Sharks led by eight points halfway through the last quarter, only to go down by 12 points, 12.17-89 to 11.10-76. Considered by many as one of the best games of representative footy of all time, the contest was fitting as the last-ever Sharks’ performance. From next season, all three divisions of the MPNFL will compete separately. For the third consecutive year, Goulburn Valley Football league finished as the number one league in the state. On Saturday, not even a best afield performance by Frankston YCW gun Byron Barry could lift the Sharks to victory. At three-quarter time, the epic struggle had continued for almost 100 minutes and the margin was just three points, in favour of the Purples. Needing a big last quarter, Sharks’ coach Michael “Jock” Holland rested YCW big man Ash Eames at full-forward for the start of the last quarter. It paid immediate dividends, with one of the state’s best country footballers putting the Sharks in front in the first three minutes. Goulburn Valley hit back four minutes later to regain the lead before Eames converted his second for the quarter to again put the MPNFL

back in front. At that point it appeared the Sharks had more run. YCW’s Ricky Morris, Bonbeach’s Paul Rebeschni and Sam Carpenter and Seaford’s Luke Smith were getting their hands on the footy through the middle, Dromana’s Adam Hunter and Rikki Johnston were doing well in defence, as was Mt Eliza’s Scott Simpson, while Bryon Barry was dominating and the Bombers’ Brian O’Carroll was having a real influence. After the match, Jock Holland said it was his defenders who kept the Sharks in the contest right to the end. “I thought our back line held up really well all day, led by Byron and Rikki,” Holland said. Casey-Cardinia Division also had its fair share of good players for the Sharks, with co-captain Justin Berry, Narre Warren’s Josh Tonna and Michael Collins all doing well. Seafood’s Chris Irving made a welcome return to MPNFL footy three weeks earlier and automatically slotted into the side, while his brother Brayden joined him on the field. When the Sharks extended their lead to eight points at the 14-minute mark of the last, the visitors looked home. O’Carroll grabbed the ball in the middle, kicked it forward and Cranbourne goalkicking machine Marc Holt snapped truly from 30 metres. The Sharks led for most of the afternoon, but somehow the Purples continued to find a way to come back.

RESULTS Seniors Goulburn Valley FL 12.17-89 d Mornington Peninsula Nepean FL 11.10-76 Goals: J Van Unen 3, A Eames 2, M Holt 2, B Barry, J Berry, L Smith, N Scanlon. Best: B Barry, R Johnston, L Smith, J Tonna, B O’Carroll, S Simpson. Under-18s Goulburn Valley 12.7-79 d MPNFL 9.12-66 Goals: Jarrod Miller (Chelsea) 3, Trae Tohiariki (Seaford) 3, Zac Jones (Mt Eliza), Jake Smith (Langwarrin), Grant Paxton (Karingal). Best: Jake Smith, N Cox, Ryan Santon (YCW), Riley Bourke-Clark (Mt Eliza), Billy Humphrey (Pines), Jarrod Miller.

As quick as the Sharks were able to extend the lead to one and a half goals, the home side was even quicker to reply with a great kick from the boundary line. Four minutes later, at the 20-minute mark, a long bomb from 55 metres saw Goulburn Valley grab back the lead. From that point, the Sharks couldn’t get their hands on the footy. Goulburn Valley peppered the goals, booting 1.2 in the final six minutes to record a 12-point win. Byron Barry won the best player award for the Sharks. Rye goalkicking ensational Justin Van Unen

booted two goals in the first half and three for the match, despite injuring his groin. He is expected to miss a few weeks. Earlier in the day, MPNFL Sharks Under-18s went down to Goulburn Valley in a close contest. Langwarrin rover Jake Smith was awarded the best player on the ground, while Chelsea’s Jarrod Miller and Seaford’s Trae Tohiariki booted three goals each. Next season Peninsula Division will tackle Victorian country football powerhouse Ovens and Murray, while Nepean Division will take on Central Murray. Venues have not been decided.

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Nepean pipped at the post By Toe Punt MPNFL Nepean Division Bulldogs handed back a five-goal, three-quarter time lead to go down to CaseyCardinia Demons by 11 points in the VCFL Country Championships on Sunday. Nepean dominated the scoreboard in the opening three quarters and looked to be coasting at the last change with a good buffer. But things fell apart in the final 30 minutes, Nepean entering its 50-metre arc on just two ocassions while Casey-Cardinia bombarded the goals, finishing with seven for the quarter to win 13.16-94 to 12.11-83 Casey-Cardinia certainly matched Nepean’s intensity at the footy and ball carrying in the first three quarters. In terms of all the “football measurements”, there was nothing in the contest, except on the scoreboard. Clearances and inside 50s were pretty even, but Nepean was playing more like a team. Nepean’s defensive half, led by Rye’s Adam Kirkwood, Hastings’ Jason Kestle and Rye’s Leigh Morse, was very solid and accountable all afternoon. They were able to go man on man with their opponents, although former Pearcedale full-forward Kerem Baskaya looked dangerous all afternoon. Kerem’s brother Kaine played a major role in the middle of the ground in the final quarter. Casey-Cardinia, while running and spreading well all afternoon on the big Berwick ground, was running forward of the footy too often. When a turnover occurred, and there were plenty of them all afternoon, Nepean was able to rebound quickly, getting their forwards one out and convert. Almost all Nepean goals were from inside 30 metres. Crib Point’s Dean Warry, Sorrento’s


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Leigh Poholke and Hastings’ Glenn Michie and Colin McVeigh worked well in attack, while the likes of Dromana’s Toby Banks and Devon Meadows’ Andrew Oldmeadow looked dangerous in that area at times. In the ruck, Somerville’s Justin Farrelly worked in with Rye’s Rhett Sutton, while Dromana’s Ryan Slocombe and Liam Higan, along with Sorrento’s Josh Moore and Rye’s Darren Booth, did most of the work through the middle. Hastings’ Peter Mawson and Daniel Wishart also rotated through the centre. The match was riddled with mistakes, but it was quick transition footy and exciting to watch. There were just a couple of incidents that marred the match. Somerville’s Brad McDonald come off the field with what appeared to be a serious ankle injury, and Colin McVeigh was reported and sent off in the final quarter.

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Nepean was simply unable to stop the strength and pace of its opponent in the last quarter. Casey-Cardinia booted four goals in five minutes to start the last quarter and was within two points at the 10-minute mark. Nepean tried to slow the game down, but the Demons could smell a kill and were relentless in attack. After the game, Bulldogs’ coach Gavin Artico said he was proud of his boys. “To throw a side together and still have blokes meeting each other for the first time before the game and to perform the way we did, I was extremely happy with their performance,” he said. “I think both sides just told their players to go out and attack. That’s certainly the way it appeared. “We used the footy a lot better than they did in the first three quarters and

that’s why we were able to build a good lead. “The problem in the last quarter was we just couldn’t get our hands on the footy. “They were always going to throw everything at us in the last quarter. The sent their talls forward and threw their guns in the middle and everything went their way.” Asked about the interleague concept, Artico said there was a lot of work to do between now and next season. “We need to get a lot more coordinated and professional in our approach,” he said. “Until it is really coordinated from league level and all clubs and coaches are embraced and given some kind of ownership, it will never be well supported by all clubs. “In this campaign, half of the clubs supported it. While it was frustrating, you can understand why clubs and

their players don’t really want to play. “The media is not given enough information about what is going on, which makes it hard for them to promote it. “I’m confident that with good planning and communication, everyone will get right behind it.” In the Under-18s, like the seniors, Nepean lead for most of the afternoon only to be overrun in the final quarter. Under-18s Casey-Cardinia 16.12-108 d Nepean 13.9-87 Goals: Andrew Dean (Rye) 5, Jarryd Douglas (Red Hill) 2, Dale Stephens (Rosebud) 2, Corey Wood, Jayden Pain (Red Hill), Sam Adams (Somerville), Luke Rowe (Somerville). Best: Andrew Dean, Luke Towan (Somerville), Dale Stephens, Corey Wood, Steve Mihevc (Devon Meadows), Jayden Pain.


Fancy footwork: Nepean was the victor 30 to 28 in the intraleague netball game played on 26 May between Nepean and Casey-Cardinia divisions.

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All eyes on surprise packets Saints and Tigers while Bombers in for a big win Round 10 preview Friday 1 June St Kilda v Richmond, Etihad Stadium, 7.50 Round 10 starts off with a potential thriller as two of the competition’s surprise packets play off. The Saints on the weekend celebrated Lenny Hayes’ 250th game in style with an upset win over Sydney. The young guns of St Kilda were a focal point with David Armitage and Jack Steven dominating. The Saints have covered the loss of their two ruckman well with Justin Koschitzke and Jason Blake helping out. The Tigers were equally impressive in their destruction of the Hawks. Jack Riewoldt was phenomenal, kicking six goals, and Shane Tuck was good with 35 possessions. It was the last quarter that won the game for the Tigers when they kicked eight goals. This is a great match-up, but the Saints are a better side when they play at Etihad. St Kilda by 15 points. Saturday 2 June Geelong v GWS Giants, Simonds Stadium, 1.45pm The GWS travel to Geelong for a Giant of a task after they suffered another huge loss, this time to the Bombers. Times are tough for the Giants, it took till halfway through the second quarter

to score a goal and their defence is a problem with nine goals coming from the Essendon tall forwards. Highprofile recruit Tom Scully finally showed his best when he racked up 26 touches and had four inside 50s. The Cats had an unconvincing win over the Bulldogs. Geelong was never able to shake off the Dogs and kick more than two consecutive goals until late in the game. If the Cats take this game seriously and don’t rest too many players, they’ll win easily. Geelong by 62 points. Hawthorn v North Melbourne, Aurora Stadium, 2.10pm The Hawks travel back to Tassie to try and hold on to a spot in the eight. The Hawks were disappointing against Richmond, especially star full-forward Lance Franklin. Midfielder Jordan Lewis has been down on possessions recently; on the weekend he had 20 touches at an alarmingly low 55 per cent efficiency. The Kangaroos had to make up for a nightmare game against the Power and they did, nearly, against Brisbane. North played two decent quarters of footy and were outscored 10 goals to four in the second half. On a positive note, Todd Goldstein was back to his 2011 form with 47 hitouts and 28 disposals. This is a mustwin for the Hawks and they’ll get up. Hawthorn by 17 points. Fremantle v Adelaide, Patersons Stadium, 4.40pm Saturday afternoon in the west gives us a cracking match between the

Dockers and the Crows. The Dockers on the weekend got their game plan working for the first half, but were destroyed by the West Coast midfield. Fremantle has been disappointing this year: David Mundy isn’t the player of last year and Tendai Mzungu is going through a form slump. The Crows had their first blip on the radar when they were overrun by Collingwood. The team will be better off when Taylor Walker returns this week and, along with Kurt Tippett, they will be a force up forward. This will be an interesting game but the Crows are all class this year. Adelaide by 38 points. Port Adelaide v Carlton, AAMI Stadium, 7.40pm For the first time in many years Port go for three wins in a row when hosting Carlton at AAMI. The Power had their most convincing win of the season against the Suns. It was neck and neck at halftime, but Port kicked 10 goals to three in the second half. Young midfielder Matthew Broadbent was outstanding with 25 touches at 92 per cent efficiency. The Blues on the weekend looked sloppy for three quarters, but class shone through in the last quarter. Brock McLean came in to the line-up and was best on ground. The Blues seem to be just going through the motions and will continue to do so on Saturday. Carlton by 51 points. Essendon v Melbourne, MCG, 7.40pm Saturday night at the ’G sees two teams

at opposite ends of the ladder meet. The Essendon juggernaut rolled along smoothly when it casually dispatched GWS by 66 points. I wouldn’t be surprised if coach James Hird rested players going into the bye; Stewart Crameri sure could use it. The Demons weren’t terrible in their loss to Carlton. They played well for three quarters, but ran out of legs in the last; overall it was a much improved effort and if they can keep it up a win won’t be too far away. The Bombers won’t lose this match no matter who they rest. Essendon by 89 points. Sunday 3 June Brisbane v West Coast, Gabba, 1.10pm The Lions return home after consecutive losses on the road and the draw doesn’t get any easier with a game against top-of-the-table West Coast. The Lions were extremely slow starters in the game against North Melbourne. but dominated the second half. Aaron Cornelius was great, kicking four lasthalf goals. Simon Black sustained a knee injury and looks in doubt for the match. West Coast easily beat the Dockers. Matt Rosa was outstanding, playing one of best individual games all year with 43 possessions and 13 marks. Last time these teams met West Coast won by eight points. West Coast by 53 points. Sydney v Western Bulldogs, SCG, 3.15pm The Dogs head to Sydney to try and continue recent good form. The Swans

go in a tad discouraged after being shocked by St Kilda. After starting well, the Swans weren’t able to stop the opposition’s midfield and failed to find a tall forward target. Lewis Jetta was also quiet by his standards with just 10 touches and one goal. The Bulldogs were pretty good in a 20-point loss to the Cats. Every time the Cats kicked away the Dogs replied and pegged the margin back. Daniel Giansiracusa has been consistent this year, kicking 15 goals in the absence of Barry Hall. The Swans may not be in the best of form, but always play well at home. Sydney by 24 points. Collingwood v Gold Coast, MCG, 4.40pm To finish the round, we have a mismatch on paper when the Suns play their second game at the MCG and the Pies go for seven wins in a row. The Magpies were gutsy in their 26-point win over Adelaide, a side that has beaten the likes of Carlton and Geelong by 50 plus points. With 15 minutes to go in the match Collingwood was up by two points and down a key defender but kicked four unanswered goals to win. The Suns were terrible against the Power at home. Gold Coast had chances when Port took the foot off the gas in the last term but a poor shot at goal by Sam Day cost them. The game could be the percentage boost Collingwood needs. Collingwood by 81 points. Twitter: FootballTragic9 Total Tips: 60

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