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PENINSULA HOMEMAKER CENTRE Bargains to be had at Bedshed BEDSHED Mornington is celebrating its seventh birthday with up to 30 per cent off furniture until Sunday 18 November, followed by specials in the lead up to Christmas. The bedding, mattress and furniture store was an original tenant when the Peninsula Homemaker Centre opened and is the only bedding specialist still going strong. Part of the secret is that Bedshed Mornington is an independent family business run by Alan and Maree with their son Elton and his partner Joanne. Alan, who has 40 years’ experience in bedding and furniture retail, said the business employs local staff and has its own delivery service. “We’re in charge of our service; we don’t rely on anyone else,” he said. “We believe in great service, a great product and we go the extra mile.” While the business has all the advantages of

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the Bedshed franchise, the team retains the freedom to buy the right stock for its clientele. This has enabled Joanne, with her flair for design, to build the best linen collection of any Bedshed in Victoria. Bedshed offers immediate delivery throughout the Mornington Peninsula and regular distribution across Melbourne. With a large storage area at the shop and two warehouses for stock, 90 per cent of the orders can be filled the same week. Alan reveals the Bedshed Mornington returns policy: “If you buy here you will always return and buy again.” Bedshed is at the Peninsula Homemaker Centre in Mornington, phone 5973 6333. Opening hours are 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 9pm Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday.

Ride away with a Christmas deal TAKE all the stress and worries out of Christmas with a bike built by qualified bike fitters and mechanics at Sealy’s Cycles in Mornington. The shop at the Peninsula Homemaker Centre is taking laybys for Christmas and will store bikes for you until the big day arrives. With the biggest range of kids and family bikes on the Mornington Peninsula, Sealy’s is the place for everything from your toddler’s first wheels to the finest wheels in the weekend pack. Owned and operated by the Seal family for decades and now under the care of Peter Seal, Sealy’s has the experience to help you to make the right choice; whether it be training wheels, a BMX, mountain bike, road bike or hybrid. The store also sells all bike and cycling acces-

sories, including helmets. Among the staff are a number of keen riders and semi-professionals, including a mechanic for one of the National Road Series teams. The store has a full workshop offering repairs and servicing of all makes and models. Peter is also busy sealing a deal for a new store in Frankston following the recent closure of Sealy’s Beach St shop. While the location cannot yet be revealed, stay tuned for a new Sealy’s Cycles in Frankston in the new year. Sealys is at the Peninsula Homemaker Centre in Mornington, phone 5975 2444, www. Opening times are 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday and 10am to 4m Sunday.

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Come in to Snooze Mornington to see the recently refurbished store and child-friendly “kids” area where children can play among the toys, colour-in and try out their new beds. At Snooze Mornington, RACV members can present a membership card to receive 15 per cent off all full priced items, or an additional 5 per cent off already reduced prices. Customers who spend more than $1000 will receive free delivery anywhere on the Mornington Peninsula. Check out and head to Snooze Mornington and see for yourself. “It’s amazing what a little Snooze can do.”



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PENINSULA HOMEMAKER CENTRE Australia’s biggest midweek classic car event THE annual Santa Cruz at Mornington’s Peninsula Homemaker Centre from 5.308.30pm on Tuesday 4 December is hosted by the Mornington-based car club Let’s Go Cruisin’. The event has grown each year to become the biggest midweek classic car show in Australia. Last year 600 plus cars valued at more than $20 million attracted more than 3000 people. Cars on display are pre-1975 show pieces with classic car enthusiasts from all over Melbourne and surrounding regional areas cruising to Mornington to display their cars. Santa Claus will appear, bringing joy to

children. There will be live entertainment and the Sober Mule Cafe will be open. Raising money for charity is the main priority, with this year’s goal being $3000. Let’s Go Cruisin’ is a government-approved charity fundraising organisation and has raised more than $70,000 over the past five years for peninsula organisations providing welfare services to children and teenagers. The show is open to the public from 5.30pm with presentations and raffle drawing at 8pm. For more information, call Donna Godwin on (02) 9285 6716.

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Top spot for a bedroom bargain RISE + Shine Bedding Mornington has been operating at Peninsula Homemaker Centre in Mornington for just over two years by experienced bedding retailers Robert and Angela Nassar. Both have an extensive background in the bedding and furniture industry – Robert for more than 27 years and Angela for more than 17 years. As owner-operators they pride themselves on offering the best service and advice. Robert has worked in the manufacturing side of mattresses and prides himself on an extensive knowledge of manufacturing of high-quality, Australian-made mattresses and the range is second to none. “After two years of operation, we are now getting a lot of repeat customers as well as many referrals from customers who have been extremely happy with the service, quality and prices,” Robert said. The store features exclusive Australian-made furniture including solid Victorian ash and solid blackwood (not veneered) ranges as well as upholstered beds. All bed frames feature strong timber slats – none of the ranges have cheap, imported posture slats.

About 50 per cent of their bedroom furniture ranges are also available as bedheads only to suit mattress and base sets. Rise + Shine Mornington also offers a huge selection of mattress and base sets, which are all Australian-made, including pocket spring mattresses that allow correct spinal alignment and minimal partner disturbance. “We also offer the latest European designed eco-friendly foam mattresses and the latest foam- infused gel to prevent overheating as well as pressure-relieving Italian gel mattresses. “Customers can design bedroom furniture to suit their own requirements with minor modifications usually at no extra charge, and we have a unique colour-matching service for selected furniture ranges.” The store is having a massive storewide sale offering between 10-50 per cent off everything in the boutique store, ranging from mattresses and bedroom suites to an extensive range of manchester including quilts, quilt sets, pillows and sheets as well as an ever-changing range of accessories to complement all decors. “Rise + Shine Mornington is open seven days so come in and see the quality of items available. You won’t be disappointed.”

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By Mike Hast MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire council has failed to stop a tribunal hearing into the legality of its approval of a subdivision on the edge of the Tootgarook Wetlands. The hearing will go ahead on 28 November when Friends of Tootgarook Wetland Reserves will challenge the shire’s okay of the project at 85 Elizabeth Ave, Rosebud West. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal on 5 November rejected the shire’s application for the action to be struck out and ordered the hearing to go ahead. Lawyers acting for the Friends served documents on the owners of the land and Mornington Peninsula Shire in late August calling for the development to be stopped (“Legal move to stop landfill�, The News, 6/9/12). Since then contractors have dumped about 70,000 tonnes of fill to bring the land surface above flood height before building 41 houses, an access road and a reserve beside Chinamans Creek. Soon after the papers were served, contractors increased the speed of filling, adding B-double trucks to single tippers, which carried fill from a property off Boneo Rd in Boneo.

FOR seals, it seems there’s nothing like a good sleep after a fine day’s fishing. The beach in front of McCrae Yacht Club was the handiest place to come ashore on Tuesday for an Australian fur seal that ignored the usual traffic of beach walkers and joggers. Sleeping soundly, the seal only moved further up the beach when the wake of a passing ship washed across its tail. Signs were put up warning of the seal’s presence and the need to keep clear. Wildlife rescuer Craig Thomson (top) first spotted the seal early in the morning as it made several forays in and out of the water. “It is a timely reminder that with the weather getting warmer, we share our beaches with wildlife and we should give them the space and respect they deserve,� he said. “While it is common for Australian fur seals to use the beaches to rest during the day from the end of September through to April, most of the seals are yearlings finding their independence. “However, on occasions like today adult seals will use the beach to rest. It is estimated this seal would weigh 120-150 kilograms.� To report sick or injured wildlife, call Frankston-based Animalia Wildlife Shelter on 0435 822 699 or go to www.animalia Keith Platt



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A spokesman for Moreheads Lawyers of Portsea said the VCAT hearing would see argument about interpretation of the Planning and Environment Act 1987. “We’re confident about winning and this could see the developer forced to remediate the property,� he said. Moreheads will allege the original 2007 permit had lapsed and the shire did not have the authority to extend and amend it. The Elizabeth Ave property and its development permit was sold in January for $3.1 million to a company called TJBP Pty Ltd, with two of its directors living in Warranwood and Coldstream. Friends of Tootgarook Wetland Reserves spokesman Cameron Brown alleged the filling contravened conditions set by the VCAT when it first issued a permit, including how the fill was being placed and other environmental controls. The hearing comes after the council on 27 August voted to push for Tootgarook Wetlands to be listed as a Ramsar site in accordance with the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.

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Ready to serve: Lorraine Watt heads the committee that serves up the annual community Christmas lunch at Rosebud.

Preparing a feast for Christmas VOLUNTEERS are again planning a hearty Christmas meal for disadvantaged and needy people in Rosebud. They are members of a group known as Community Christmas Dinner Rosebud and each year put on a spread at Rosebud Youth Hall. Last year lunch and good cheer was served to 90 people. The volunteers collect donations of money, gifts, food and drinks throughout the year for the meal, which also receives support from organisations such as the State

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Passengers rescued after yacht snags bay beacon By Mike Hast SOUTHERN Peninsula Rescue Squad came to the aid of a charter yacht tangled in a South Channel beacon tower off Portsea last Saturday. The squad was contacted by water police at about 5.30pm and asked to attend the scene where it arrived at about 6pm. Ten passengers aboard Sorrento Sailing Escape’s 12-metre (40-foot) Beneteau class yacht were transferred to the squad’s rescue boat Southern Peninsula 1. The yacht’s skipper and rescue volunteers then pondered how to disentangle rigging that had been snagged on a sign atop the No 4 marker, which indicates the northern side of the channel. Sorrento-based commercial mariner Andrew Mackinnon – a “ship spotter” well known for his photos of boats and ships that use Port Phillip and Western Port – motored to the site after being alerted by the skipper aboard the car

ferry Sorrento. Using bolt cutters from the rescue squad, Mr Mackinnon climbed to the top of the tower and cut wire and ropes from the mast that had wrapped around the tower, sending the mast crashing into the water and freeing the Frenchbuilt yacht. The mast had been broken in three pieces during the incident. Mr Mackinnon had serviced similar beacons in the past. “The only damage I could see was to rollers designed to keep seabirds off the structure,” he said. Eileen Murray of the rescue squad said the yacht’s skipper, Andrew Rosa, was deeply embarrassed by the incident. “He said he’d taken his eye off the ball while watching a ship,” she said. Mr Rosa did not want to comment when contacted by The News. On Wednesday, contractors for the Port of Melbourne Corporation inspected and repaired the marker.

Auditorium ready IT has been a productive retirement for most of the team of workers who last month saw the opening of a three-year project – the new auditorium at New Peninsula Baptist Church in Craigie Rd, Mt Martha. The 40 volunteers on the building team worked 37,000 hours, providing an estimated $3.5 million in labour and materials. More than 1200 attended the opening of the building, which can seat 1500 and has training rooms, a commercial-standard kitchen and a 400-seat dining area. “The team of retired engineers, draftsmen, caterers, builders – even chicken farmers – was completely motivated by the goal of building something they knew would be instrumental in connecting the communities and families,” senior pastor Duncan Brown said. Mr Brown said the auditorium can be hired by community groups.

Charity golf Not taking passengers: Above, The dismasted yacht, Below left, commercial mariner Andrew Mackinnon cuts rigging of the Beneteau class yacht that became tangled on a channel marker off Portsea. Picture: Christina Beckman of Searoad Ferries

Ship safety warning TRANSPORT Safety Victoria has warned recreational boaters to stay clear of big commercial ships after receiving more than 10 reports of near-misses in shipping channels and fairways in Victorian waters over the past four weeks The most recent incident was on Friday 8 November when outbound cruise ship Sea Princess was forced to alter course out of the channel to avoid a recreational boat. TSV maritime safety director Peter Corcoran said “recreational boats faced numerous dangers by anchoring or operating in areas where large commercial ships navigate”. “While this incident thankfully resulted in no fatalities or serious injuries, it could have had catastrophic consequences. Recreational boat operators must not anchor in shipping channels or fairways, and must always steer clear of ships,” he said. “The speed of a commercial ship can be deceptive as they can travel at more than 20 knots.” The safety alert about the Sea Princess incident is on the TSV website at

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CFA’s open door THE public will be able to get a close look at firefighting equipment and meet the people who man the fire trucks when Boneo Fire Brigade opens its doors to the public on Sunday 25 November. “We’ll be available to answer people’s questions on fire safety and volunteering as well as our junior brigade,” the brigade’s Chris Goldsmith said. There will be demonstration, a barbecue and face painting for children. The fire station at the corner of Boneo Rd and Browns Rd, Boneo, will be open 10am-2pm on Sunday 25 November.

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Lynn Bowden elected mayor By Mike Hast MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Council’s new mayor is Cr Lynn Bowden. Cr Bowden, 63, was elected on Monday night soon after the swearing-in of the new council for 2012-16 following the election on 27 October. The first mayor from the Western Port side of the shire since Brian Stahl in 2005-06, Cr Bowden was elected to the council in 2008 and represents Watson Ward, which covers Somerville, Baxter and parts of Moorooduc, Tyabb and Pearcedale. A Somerville resident for 28 years, Cr Bowden is married to Ron Bowden, who was the Liberal member for South Eastern Province in the Victorian Parliament 1992-2006. Cr Bowden, a retired administration manager, also was a major player in the Liberal Party as chair of the influential women’s section of the party. The new mayor, who will earn $85,000 a year, was re-elected to Watson Ward with 57.38 per cent of the vote after distribution of preferences, defeating Joshua Sinclair, a 20-year-old member of the ALP who is studying a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Laws at Monash. Cr Bowden campaigned on better maintenance for public areas in her ward, an avenue of honour in Somerville, improvements to sporting facilities, restoration and relocation of the Somerville war memorial, more pedestrian crossings and footpaths in Somerville, improvements to Bunguyan Reserve and the Main Oval in Tyabb, and beautification of Baxter

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when Peninsula Link freeway is finished. On Monday night, the council broke with recent protocol by not electing a deputy mayor.

IT took Cameron White 26 minutes 51 seconds to enter the race record books on Sunday when he dashed from Rosebud to the top of Arthurs Seat. White won this year’s Arthurs Seat Challenge, one minute 19 seconds clear of second placegetter Philip Weatherlake. New mum Sarah Mason won the women’s division in 33 minutes 17 seconds. More Yanni pictures and race report Page 41

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Lobby group’s debt worries By Mike Hast ONE of the peninsula’s main citizen lobby groups will discuss at its annual meeting on Sunday the shire’s growing debt, rate increases, the Rosebud Activity Centre Structure Plan and the proposed aquatic centre. Mornington Peninsula Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association meets at 2pm at Rosebud Library in McDowell St, Rosebud. The association has been very active this year, opposing the location of the Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre (SPA) on the foreshore and querying the expected cost of the structure plan. The group lobbied the shire to buy Rosebud Central Shopping Centre and suggested SPA could be built there. Shire CEO Michael Kennedy announced in late September the council had bought the shopping centre for $5.1 million and two adjacent properties for $770,000. Councillors asked officers for a report comparing the foreshore and shopping centre sites for the proposed aquatic centre. This came after it was revealed by a geotech report that building SPA on the sandy foreshore

could add as much as $7 million to the current cost of about $30 million. Association president Alan Nelsen said Mornington Peninsula Shire’s debt was soaring toward $55 million and there was a high level of concern among association member over the shire taking on even more debt. After the election of office bearers, Dr Nelsen will give an illustrated talk about the hot topics of the moment. Three members of the association stood at the recent council election, although without official backing of the group. Doris Campbell, Margaret Bottari and Joe Lenzo failed to unseat incumbent councillors Antonella Celi, David Gibb and Graham Pittock, but had the chance to air concerns about the council’s performance and offer alternative policies. The support for Mr Lenzo was one of the surprises of the Seawinds Ward election, the new “super” ward that stretches from Tootgarook to Safety Beach. He stood at the 2008 poll and received little support, but this time finished fourth after counting of preferences and was close to Cr Celi going into the final two rounds of preference allocation.

Mr Lenzo of Safety Beach, who came to Australia from the United States in 2000, caused a stir at the declaration of the poll during a speech that:  Criticised the shire’s attempts to retain singlecouncillor wards.  Criticised people who complained to the Victoria Electoral Commission and the Local Government Inspectorate about his controversial website.  Claimed there was undue influence by shire officers.  Claimed there had been “Clayton’s” community consultation over Southern Peninsula Aquatic Centre.  Criticised the shire’s handling of the Port Phillip Coastal Adaption Pathways Program, which studied the effects on bayside communities, including Rosebud and McCrae, of predicted sea level rise and increased storm surges. “To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, people should not be afraid of their governments; governments should be afraid of their people. When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty,” Mr Lenzo said. Meeting details: Alan Nelsen, 0413 457 092.

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Thar they blow: Dolphin Research Institute’s Sue Mason, right, can recognise “her” dolphins by the shape of their fins.

‘Lucky’ researcher knows her dolphins By Keith Platt SUE Mason counts herself as a “lucky researcher”. The common dolphins she studies live in a relatively small, defined area of Port Phillip while other researchers must ply the oceans tracking super pods of the same species. No one knows when the short-beaked common dolphins called Port Phillip home, but ongoing studies by Ms Mason and the Hastings-based Dolphin Research Institute have shown that at least one female is already a grandmother. Ms Mason is regularly seen zigzagging in the institute’s boat within sight

of the shore between Safety Beach and Frankston to find the dolphin pod. She photographs them constantly and knows each of the 15 dolphins by sight. The institute and Ms Mason also keep track of Port Phillip’s estimated 120 resident bottlenose dolphins and another five that seem to have taken up residence in Western Port. To make identification easy, Ms Mason names the dolphins from marks on their dorsal fin, such as Top Notch, Square Notch, Tall Fin and Almost Clean Fin. Aerial and Esther (who appears to perform on cue for the camera) are an-

other two well-known members of the pod. Ms Mason told a meeting in Frankston to celebrate the institute’s 21st anniversary that the welfare of the dolphins could be gauged by the condition of their skin. Scars on the fin of Aerial’s calf showed it had been hit by a boat’s propeller; seven years later that same calf had become a mother. Early in 2011 Ms Mason became concerned when photographs showed severe skin lesions on two dolphins. “We saw dolphins with a lot of spots, but we now know that can be quite normal,” she said.

“They can occur because of environmental changes and the ending of the drought could have been one of the reasons.” The Department of Sustainability and Environment provided money for extra research and Ms Mason noted the lesions seen on Round Notch on 1 September had almost gone by the following month. “The dolphins are not dying; they get a few spots, but heal up. There is no behavioural change.” Ms Mason estimated that lesions on dolphins healed “300 times faster than they do on humans”. The lesions on dolphins presented

no danger to humans swimming in the same water. Ms Mason, who has just completed her PhD in ecology and acoustics at Curtin University, Western Australia, also keeps an eye out for the increasing number of whales entering Port Phillip. Having annually gone to Hawaii for eight years to “work on” humpbacks, she also has a photographic record of the flukes of whales in Port Phillip. “One humpback stayed 10 days and I occasionally see southern rights [whales],” she said. “I’m the lucky one [at the dolphin research centre] who gets to go out in boats.”

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WORK to protect historically significant Aboriginal “stone scatter sites” has been completed at Devilbend Natural Feature Reserve, near Moorooduc. The work at Daangean Point was undertaken by Parks Victoria, community group volunteers, Bunurong Land Council, Boonwurrung Foundation and traditional owners. Sally Nowlan of Parks Victoria said Aborigines had in the past made stone tools, hunted or camped near the sites. The stones were found about five or six metres from the high water level of the former reservoir, which was commissioned in 1965. Ms Nowlan said Aborigines would have fished in the creek that was subsumed by the reservoir. “The stones are where the bank of the river or creek would have been,” she said. Large rolls of coconut fibre have been used to

protect eroding banks above the water’s edge and culturally significant areas have been covered with geotextile matting, topsoil and mulch. About 4000 plants grown by Seawinds Nursery volunteers have been planted. “A lot of time and hard work has gone into protecting the culturally significant areas. It’s been a real joint effort that’s bought together many different people and groups, all with a connection to this special place,” ranger Georgia Kerr said. “Working together on these cultural sites has resulted in a sharing of knowledge, cultures and interests for everyone involved. “The diverse history of previous land use right across the peninsula makes it important to ensure sites like Devilbend are preserved and protected for the future.” The reserve is expected to open to the public in mid-November.

Killing snakes is a risky business By Mike Hast PEOPLE trying to kill snakes are risking injury, says a Mornington Peninsula professional snake catcher. Barry Goldsmith of Morningtonbased Snakes and Wildlife Control has been called out to eight properties in recent weeks where homeowners have killed or attempted to kill a snake using a variety of implements. Four snakes that had been mortally wounded had to be euthanised. Trying to kill a snake was far riskier than leaving it, he said. Snakes are on the move following recent warmer weather with Mr Goldsmith and other snake catchers in the region coming into the busy time of the year. “People need to be aware snakes are moving around looking for food and water; if you see a snake in your garden, leave it alone and you won’t have a problem,” Mr Goldsmith said. “Snakes are inoffensive unless they are provoked.” Mr Goldsmith has been rescuing snakes throughout the southeast and on the peninsula since September. There have been callouts at Portsea, Rosebud, Balnarring, Hastings, Mt Eliza and several in Cranbourne. He had to “rescue” a tiger snake at a Portsea barbecue where “bikini-clad women and men in shorts” had run into a house. He saved a young couple in Mt Eliza who had a snake in their front yard. When Mr Goldsmith arrived and checked the interloper, the couple was embarrassed to find out they had been frightened by a rubber snake that someone had thrown over the fence.

Gotcha: Snake catcher Barry Goldsmith is busy removing protected reptiles from homes throughout the Mornington Peninsula. This tiger snake, left and above, was captured in a Rosebud backyard. Pictures: Yanni

“Admittedly, it was a very good replica,” Mr Goldsmith said. At Cranbourne, he “saved” a migrant family that had been bailed up by a blue-tongue lizard. “They didn’t know blue-tongues were not poisonous. If they are threatened or cornered, they open their mouths wide and stick out their tongue to frighten off predators. They look scary but will not bite unless they are attacked.” The lizards are prized by gardeners

as they eat snails, caterpillars and other insects. At Boneo, he rescued a snake caught up in a fruit tree net in a backyard. “It was nearly dead, but has made a full recovery.” Mr Goldsmith said many snakes had been displaced in the past two years by the building of Peninsula Link freeway between Carrum Downs and Mt Martha. The bulk of callouts had been to properties near the freeway, he said.

There is also a warning about pets and snakes. “Snakes don’t attack dogs; dogs attack snakes,” he said. He had been called to five dog versus snake incidents in recent weeks. Veterinarians say dogs should be kept on a leash in dunes, long grass, bushland, and beside creeks. Snake bites are difficult to detect on dogs and cats. The most immediate reactions to a bite are trembling, rapid breathing,

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All so easel for this lateral thinking artist By Mike Hast ARTIST and illustrator Tony Barber clambered onto a chair to reach the top corner of his large painting. Leaning in and concentrating on applying a curve of paint, he lost his balance and crashed to the floor. Shaken and with an injured knee, he sat in a comfy chair to regain his composure and started thinking about the object of his downfall – the easel. Why had easels remained virtually unchanged since their invention? Was there a better way to make an easel? Where would you start on such a venture? He did some reading and found out the painter’s easel had been in use since the time of the ancient Egyptians. The Roman author Pliny the Elder wrote about easels shortly after the birth of Jesus. Barber was astonished. Painters had used basically the same set-up for more than 2000 years. He started a journey of invention that lasted four years and has created an easel with an ingenious device that allows a canvas or board to revolve 360 degrees and be set on any angle. He assembles the easels in a spare room at his home in Dromana and has been knocked out by praise from artists who have bought them. “One painter in NSW told me I’d split the atom,” he says with a smile. “Another says he is earning twice as much because he paints twice as fast and the quality has improved.” A third, an award-winning artist who works on scraper boards, said being able to turn the easel with one hand while scratching or drawing with the other was much easier. Red Hill artist Gavin Byrt told Barber: “The easel has changed the way I paint. Being able to adjust the canvas to maximise the light, spin the easel to paint the edges of the

canvas or tip it to a horizontal position for drawing and fine detail work is an amazing change. Such a revelation.” Barber’s journey of invention started when he asked artists how the standard wooden easel could be improved. “There were many false starts, thousands of hand-drawn blue line sketches and a wildly fluctuating shoestring budget,” he said. “Sometime I didn’t go near the project for many weeks.” Creating the method of attaching canvases and perfecting the swivel device atop the tripod was a process of trial and error. It saw Barber haunting seven component-making workshops on the peninsula where he asked machinists to make parts of stainless steel, aluminium, hard plastics and other materials, as well as getting laser cutting and powder coating. “It was gratifying to work with these tradesmen and women. They’d see me arrive with folders of ideas and boxes of unfinished parts, ‘Oh, here comes that crazy Pommy inventor again’. “They were so generous with their advice and encouragement.” The finished easel is a revelation, one of those items you see and wonder why it hadn’t been done before. Barber has a version that stands on the floor and a tabletop model used by older artists who prefer to work sitting down. “So many people paint nowadays,” he said. “Not only professional artists, but also teachers, students, hobbyists, semi-professional, retirees and millions of people who are members of art clubs and societies. “Each one has their own painting style, physical limitations and equipment and materials preferences.” He said artists can work faster and the easel makes it physically easier to paint, reducing “the aches and pains artist of all ages endure”.

Inventive artist: Top, Tony Barber of Dromana has reinvented the painter’s easel so any part of a canvas can be positioned directly under a brush at any height, angle or position. Picture: Yanni Above, Tony Barber, left, with the original Aztecs playing at Surf City in Sydney in 1964.

Not the TV Tony Barber DROMANA’S easel inventor Tony Barber shares a name with the Sale of the Century TV quiz show host, but to many people he is more famous than the hyperactive quiz compere. Artist Tony Barber co-founded the seminal Australian rock ‘n’ roll band Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs. Born at Norwich in the United Kingdom, Barber was a lift operator, carpet salesman, folk singer and display manager at a department store before migrating to Australia in 1963 with $100 in his pocket. Two years later he was playing to thousands of screaming teenagers at the Myer Music Bowl with the wild man of Australian rock, Billy Thorpe. The two became lifelong friends, only separated by the untimely death of Thorpe in 2007. Barber is preposterously talented and has had dozens of creative jobs, but has always painted. On his CV is artist; author (35 books with sales of more than a million); illustrator; papercraft designer and teacher; inventor; designer of toys, gifts and crafts; children’s literacy and behavioural consultant; creative product consultant; children’s entertainer; public speaker; songwriter; retail store designer; and interior and window display consultant. Remember the soft toys Bananas in Pyjamas? Barber designed them. Remember the hit song Someday? Yep, Barber. How about those revolutionary three-dimensional paper sculptured mobiles from the 1970s? Barber. The Puggles series of books and toys? The children’s books Freaky Fearless Fred and the Bouncing Balls of Death and Freaky Fearless Fred and the Exploding Dwarf. And Sparkle the Magical Unicorn as well as Bullies and How to Drive them Bonkers. Music fans will know of his book Way Till You Drop, which described his experiences touring in the musical Long Way To The Top, the rock ‘n’ roll reunion tour of the top Australian artists from 1950 to 1970.


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Cut road congestion, protect environment COMMENT By Ian Hundley THE 788 bus service should be upgraded for the summer holidays on the Mornington Peninsula. The holiday season is nearly here and residents are bracing themselves for the annual influx of visitors. Summer is often spoiled by the huge increase in car traffic, congested roads and full car parks. It often upsets hopes of a peaceful and quiet holiday season. A major influx in population is in the area along Point Nepean Rd between Safety Beach and Portsea, which is serviced by the 788 bus, one of the worst frequency services in all of greater Melbourne. The 788 runs between Frankston railway station and Portsea and Point Nepean National Park seven days a week. In recent summers, the Department of Transport (now Public Transport Victoria) has provided a few extra bus services on the route. This temporary upgrade means Saturday and Sunday services, which run about every 75 minutes, are increased to about 45 minutes, but there has been no increase in weekday services, which run every 45 minutes. This is not sufficient considering the large influx of people in summer. The bus service is so poor that holidaymakers are compelled to bring several cars per household. Day trippers, of course, always come by car. The lack of buses means existing services are heavily patronised, to the point where they often run late and miss stops because they are overloaded. If services were more frequent, more visitors

would leave extra cars at home and use the bus. Point Nepean Rd would be less congested and more easily negotiated by pedestrians walking to the beach. It would significantly enhance sustainable transport in the area when the fragile environment of the peninsula is under greatest pressure. Each bus is licensed to carry about 80 passengers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of cars removed from the roads. Not only are there not enough buses, but also Public Transport Victoria has failed to provide up-to-date timetable information at bus stops about extra services on weekends. We expect better from transport authorities. Also, last summer the extra services did not start until Boxing Day, 26 December, even though the

influx of visitors and holiday traffic started well before then. Increased bus services should start at least a week before Christmas. Also last summer, the polo at Portsea created traffic problems. Patrons in the Sorrento and Portsea area who attempted to catch the 788 bus to Point Nepean National Park were not allowed to board and were directed instead to a shuttle bus that cost them an extra $10. This should not be the case again this summer when the polo is on Saturday 12 January. What we need this summer: ď Ž Increase service frequencies on route 788 to every 20 minutes Monday to Friday, weekends and

public holidays. ď Ž Start extra services on Monday 17 December. ď Ž Provide up-to-date timetable information at each bus stop and on the buses. ď Ž Widely promote and publicise the availability of the service to potential visitors and residents under the banner of â&#x20AC;&#x153;sustainable summer holiday travel on the peninsulaâ&#x20AC;?. ď Ž Permit the 788 service to carry passengers from Sorrento and Portsea bus stops to the Portsea polo on Saturday 12 January 2012. ď Ž Ian Hundley is a public transport campaigner who has been advocating for improved transport in outer Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula for five years.


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VEC seeks election feedback COMMENT

By Mike Hast THE Victorian Electoral Commission is seeking comments from voters across the state about the recent council elections. The VEC says its “Call for feedback” will enable it to “improve services and communication for future council elections”. The survey is being conducted online and in hard copy. One topic certain to attract comments is so-called “dummy candidates”, people who register as a candidate for no other purpose than to poll low, do little or no campaigning, be excluded from the count early and pass their votes to another candidate. A key marker of a dummy candidate is someone who provides no contact details to the VEC, which publishes a list of candidates and their details. As yet there is no law stopping dummy candidates from nominating for elections as authorities claim it is difficult to tell who is a dummy, but it is blatantly obvious to many voters and people interested in elections. A starting point for the VEC should be to require all candidates to provide at least a contact phone number. Mornington Peninsula Shire’s election appeared to have few dummies. Only one of the 43 candidates did not provide a contact phone number, John Woodman, the head of Morningtonbased Watsons Pty Ltd. Mr Woodman – who describes himself as a consultant to the land development industry and an urban planner – gave his second preferences to Briars

Ward candidate Anne Shaw, who was first of the three elected, ahead of Bev Colomb and Andrew Dixon. Mr Woodman polled 1720 votes, 6 per cent of the total. Frankston Council’s election also appeared to have few dummies, but in neighbouring Kingston and Casey, there were more dummies than at a big day care centre. In one Kingston ward, five candidates did not provide contact details and did no campaigning – and all preferenced candidates with connections to the Liberal Party. In Casey, 17 of 85 candidates provided no contact details with five providing wrong phone numbers. More than 30 candidates did not respond to a local newspaper’s questionnaire that asked where they lived and who had paid their $250 nomination fee, among other queries. In Casey’s Springfield Ward, one of the three councillors elected, Jo Wass, declined to take up her position, citing illness in the family. Ms Wass had given her second preferences to veteran ALP identity Bob Halsall, who now looks likely to take the seat after a recount is held in about four weeks. Victoria’s electoral system encourages the use of dummy candidates. Of the 78 councils having elections late last month, 70 had a postal voting system, including Mornington Peninsula Shire. All candidates had to do was provide the VEC with a 150-word statement and a black and white photo. There was no requirement to campaign, meet voters or have helpers at

polling booths. Many voters say they should not have to make a choice based on such a limited amount of information about candidates. Other concerns likely to be sent to the VEC include:  There is no compulsion for candidates to state if they are members of a political party or if they live in the ward.  Voters do not know who is supporting candidates financially. Donation disclosure laws require candidates to tell who funded their campaigns after the poll.  The cost of running for council in large multi-councillor wards is prohibitive. In late September, soon after nominations closed for the 27 October council elections in Victoria, it was reported the Local Government Inspectorate would crack down on dummy candidates. Chief inspector David Wolf said the inspectorate would undertake an audit program to test legitimacy of candidates. The inspectorate was set up after council elections in 2008 when Victoria was plagued with reports of dummy candidates. It will be interesting to see how the inspectorate deals with feedback received by the VEC and complaints made directly to the Minister for Local Government, Jeanette Powell. In many cases, this year’s elections were blighted by more problems than in 2008.

Longevity in health work PENINSULA Health’s chief executive Sherene Devanesen has presented awards to staff who have spent more than 10 years with the organisation. Among the recipients was paediatrics nurse unit manager Helen Hutchins, who has spent 40 years with Peninsula Health. Mercedes Williams, Janet Payne, Lorraine McPherson, Terence Hewens, Anne Donnelly and Patricia Kardinaal were awarded for 35 years

of service. “It is marvellous to see so many employees celebrating long service. We thank all award recipients for their commitment to the health service and helping us to build a healthy community,” Dr Devanesen said. Awarded: Helen Hutchins, left, after receiving her 40-year service award from Peninsula Health’s chief executive Sherene Devanesen.


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NEXT yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mornington Art Exhibition held by the Rotary Club of Mornington is entering a new era involving contemporary and traditional technology. The club will provide art show information online and in the publications of principal partner, the Mornington Peninsula News Group (publisher of The News). The exhibition will feature more than 800 paintings from peninsula, Victorian and interstate artists. In entering the world of modern media, the art show information and a display of paintings entered will be available at Tickets for the opening night on Friday 18 January can also be bought online or from Farrellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book Shop, corner Main and Barkly streets, Mornington, or at Ken Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menswear, 185 Main St, Mornington. Due to maintenance work on Peninsula Community Theatre, the show may be required to move to The Studio, which is the building opposite the theatre.

The feature artist will be Jane Henderson who paints peninsula seascapes and coastal scenes. Mornington Rotary was the establishment home of the Australian Rotary Health Fund, now one of the largest health research based funds in Australia. The initiative came from Rotarian Ian Scott in response to his concerns over the loss of young babies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The annual art exhibition is second only in size to the Camberwell Rotary Art show held later in the year. The exhibition has raised more than $700,000 in 41 years for use on local and international Rotary projects. The clock tower in Main St, Mornington, and three gazebo shelters have been recent projects funded from the art show. Alan Harwood is art show director and believes the show is â&#x20AC;&#x153;again on track to produce an outstanding art exhibition in January 2013â&#x20AC;?. Prospective sponsors can call Mr Harwood on 0413 082 992 or Peter Lawrence on 0418361001.

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Shoreham plan needs support By Keith Platt THE owner of the Shoreham post office site wants community backing and signed-up tenants before asking Mornington Peninsula Shire to approve plans for seven shops and four apartments. A meeting being held by Shoreham Community Association later this month will gauge the level of support by residents. The building proposed by Solid Property Investments Pty Ltd for the contentious site is based on a prefabricated system produced by Enviropod Australia. Gordon Hamilton, of Enviropod, said meetings had already been held with Mornington Peninsula Shire officers but no planning permit application would be made until the $1.5 million project had community support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had lots of meetings with the shire and believe we have approval in principle,â&#x20AC;? Mr Hamilton said. He said the design conformed to the requirements of a development overlay â&#x20AC;&#x153;but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very valuable land and we need to be very smart about how we do thingsâ&#x20AC;?. Mr Hamilton said the shops would sell foodbased products and the rent â&#x20AC;&#x153;needs to be afford-


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Stars shine for shorts

Screen winner: Toast by David McIntosh is screened to crowds on the foreshore at Rosebud during last weekend’s Peninsula Short Film Festival. Pictures: Yanni

STARS filled both the night sky and the red carpet as celebrities Lachy Hulme, Firass Dirani, Jane Hall, Steve Vizard, Carla Bonner and Kerry Armstrong arrived for the start of the 2012 Peninsula Short Film Festival. Now in its second year, the festival was held on Rosebud foreshore’s Village Green. About 1000 people listened to music from Paul Barry, Shred the Evidence, Terry Serio and Russell Robertson and watched more than an hour’s worth of short films. The 12 short films covered subjects such as horseracing, pregnancy, death and surfing. The festival’s director, actor Steve Bastoni, said the event offered “not only an opportunity for filmmakers to receive industry acknowledgment, but also a credible platform to launch a filmmaking career”. Judges Lachy Hulme, Firass Dirani and Jane Hall awarded the $5000 winner’s cheque to Toast by David McIntosh. Young Heart by Christian Kennedy came second ($2500) and The Racecaller by Jack Wynne third ($1250).

Removal of lookout tower a travesty COMMENT By Fred Wild THERE’S not much left of Garden of the Moon atop Arthurs Seat, which was a thriving tourist destination back in my mother’s day. In the 1930s (when the lookout tower was erected) there was a camera obscura, a wishing well, a replica of the Brussels Manneken Pis statue, a little boy piddling into the wishing well, and you could nurse a koala. The Manneken Pis (Dutch for little man pee) was a real shock to us kids who couldn’t understand why a statue could be so rude but we couldn’t. Garden of the Moon was our mother’s favourite haunt as it was to thousands of people, us kids included. It was built in the times of Spencer Jackson the entrepreneur and Howard Lawson the architect – men with vision. There was no chairlift in our mum’s time, not even when we were growing up in Dromana. I would clamber up the mountain as a seven or eight-year-old on a regular basis and climb the tower, too, if it was open. We all did. It was a magic place and the view was amazing – light years ahead of what you would see from the chairlift. If Parks Victoria did not commit a travesty on 12 September when it smashed the iconic tower to smithereens, then it must certainly be held accountable for neglecting it for so many years to the point it was deemed “beyond repair”. While Parks insisted it condemned the tower for safety reasons, it is well known the chairlift consortium led by Simon McKeon told a public meeting last year the tower was in the way of its planned attraction and would have to go. Besides, it

would cost a massive $130,000 to repair. The president of our local historical society reminded Mr McKeon the tower was heritage listed and permission would be required to destroy it. I left the meeting content that if Parks Victoria bowed to the consortium’s request, there would at least be a fight when it came to the heritage protection of the building. Last year a “safety fence” appeared around the tower, supposedly to protect inquisitive visitors from “falling debris”. I wrote to Parks Victoria reminding it that state and national parks are home to thousands of giant trees that, by their nature, drop huge branches regularly where visitors wander at leisure. I asked if trees also would have to be fenced. I ceased this line of questioning when I realised it might spark a law to that effect. I was taken by surprise when hearing the death sentence of the tower had been handed down and, furthermore, that it was not heritage listed after all. Little remains of the “old” Arthurs Seat and Garden of the Moon – a fragment of the wishing well but not much else. What has gone has been replaced with emptiness. I thought that, with so much of our history lost, lessons would be learned and they would never destroy our iconic tower. But they did. One of our favourite photos of our mother is of her as a teenager sitting on one of the pillars at the entrance to Arthurs Seat Park. Her descendants love to be photographed sitting in the same spot. I now fully understand why the original inhabitants of this wonderful country treasure their sacred sites.  Fred Wild is a self-described “hobby historian” living in Rye.

Good old days: A teenage Olive Wild with Pat and Norman Willmott on the Arthurs Seat pillar that still stands. By the Olde Wishing Well in 1941, part of which remains today.

In memory: Young and old attended the Remembrance Day ceremony near Mornington Peninsula Information Centre at Dromana. Pictures: Yanni


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Poll declaration flare-up short and tweet GREAT excitement in the faraway Shire of Upper Gumtree, Mrs Emuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister Ermyntrude has Twittered, Twitted or Tweeted, or whatever it is you do by msging in 140-odd characters by abbreviating madly. The Upper Gumtree declaration of the poll after the election nearly became a fiasco, Tweet One read, in an artfully crafted 140 characters. Then came Tweet Two, reproduced here in all its dramatic immediacy: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Re-electd cr mking long spch, oppont sd U R glty of terminological inexactitude. All hell eruptd. Cr wnt red, told hklr Get Out. Fisticfs loomd. Winner: Laurel? Hrdy?â&#x20AC;? Termini â&#x20AC;Ś what!? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It means he was accused of telling a porky,â&#x20AC;? explained Mrs Emu, a veritable font of knwldg on lctronic msging and an xprt (as Emu

he rthr likes cndensd prose: itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy for those with 10 digits to scoff, but with three claws, two wingtips and a beak, and balancing on oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tail feathers, typing can be rduous in the extrm. knows too well) at picking porkies. Emu was agog, awaiting the outcome in Tweet Three. So was Mrs E. Did it end with a thrown-in towel? A TKO? But it nvr came. Neither did an explanatory phone call, in which one does not have to spk crpticly. So dear old Ermy was telephoned for the denouement. There was none, she said, lamely. The dogs barked furiously but briefly, each on its own side of the fence, then lost interest and wandered off, figuratively marking territory. This word abbreviation is a useful mode of contact, opines Emu. Frnkly,

A trip down nightmare lane, shire style FOR sufferers of deja vu, Emu can recommend a visit to the shire website and a search of the A-Z index. It is a nightmare that could lead to extended medical treatment. Eight days after the shire election results were finalised and the winners were named were all the old favourites. The excellent Leigh Eustace, widely lamented in defeat, was still councillor for the extinct Mt Eliza Ward and Bill Goodrem still represented the burghers of what was the ward of Rye. The now-

retired Reade Smith (former rep for Cerberus Ward) was still the councillor to ring. Better still, newly re-elected Graham Pittock (of the non-existent Kangerong Ward, now Seawinds) was still listed as mayor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the office he held in 2011. And what of the new reality? Nepean, now a two-member ward, was still the sole domain of Tim Rodgers. The same went for all other councillors returned at the recent poll. But the two new three-councillor wards, Briars and Seawinds, were nowhere to be found in the A-Z. You had to go off-site to track them down. On Monday 5 November the shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home page directed inquiries about the 27 October council election to a page that stated: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council General Elections

were held on Saturday, 27 October 2012. Visit the VEC website for more information.â&#x20AC;? It then stated, even more helpfully: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new electoral structure for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council applies for the next Council general election on 27 October 2012.â&#x20AC;? Deja vu at its finest! The thing about a website is that it broadcasts an organisationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smartness and efficiency, or its dilatoriness and incompetence, for all the world to see. Clearly, ensuring that its information window to the world is up to date, lucid and user-friendly is not a high priority at Besgrove Street, at any level of the bureaucracy. ď Ž As of Monday 12 November, the website had been changed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just in time for the mayoral election.

On the look out for fascinating â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fairiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; NOW is the time to see dazzling blue superb fairy-wrens, the breeding males that are hoping to catch the eye of a potential mate. Females, young birds and nonbreeding males are grey-brown, but from September to March, males change colour. The Foundation for National Parks and Wildlifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Backyard Buddies program offers tips about how to attract superb fairy-wrens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The birds are great to have in your garden as they will keep insect numbers down,â&#x20AC;? says Susanna Bradshaw, CEO of the foundation.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Research suggests the bluest males are likely to be the most successful breeders. Superb fairy-wrens can see light and colours from the ultraviolet spectrum, so the bluest males stand out the most against their environment, making them more attractive to female wrens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was once commonly thought superb fairy-wrens were a shining example of monogamy in the animal kingdom, with a male and female pair living happily together for many years and raising their chicks in partnership, but research reveals they are socially monogamous and enjoy good pair

bonds, but are sexually promiscuous â&#x20AC;&#x153;A female bird may be courted by up to 13 males in half an hour, and 76 per cent of offspring are fathered by males outside their social group. Males help to raise chicks that are not their own as they may not be able to tell which youngsters are theirs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The parents donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it all on their own, but are helped by a wide network of others who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t breeding. This is why you will often see one bright blue male with a big group of little brown birds. They arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t all females â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the group includes juveniles and nonbreeding males.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In mammals, when parents have â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;auxiliariesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to help them raise young, the result is often bigger, stronger offspring. However superb fairy-wren chicks raised by many helpers are usually no bigger than offspring raised by just a mum and dad pair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was a bit of a mystery for a long time until researchers discovered cooperative behaviour wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily benefiting the offspring, but was benefiting the mother.â&#x20AC;? Ms Bradshaw said the key to unlocking the mystery was in the eggs. A female with lots of support lays much smaller eggs and spends less time feed-

ing her chicks. She can live a longer life and lay more eggs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small eggs produce small chicks, but with helpers to feed them, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stay small. By the time the youngster fledges, it is the same size as a chick born from a bigger egg and fed by two wrens. These are very cluey birds,â&#x20AC;? Ms Bradshaw said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fairy-wrens are quite intelligent â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when they hear cries of danger or warning calls from other birds, they flee to safety. In human terms, this is a bit like us understanding another language or recognising, say, an ambulance siren in a foreign country.â&#x20AC;?

Befriend superb fairy-wrens TIPS to attract superb fairy-wrens include: ď Ž Include local native plants of different heights and densities in your garden and, most importantly, establish an understory under trees. This will give superb fairy-wrens somewhere to hide from larger and more aggressive birds such as magpies and currawongs. ď Ž Grevilleas, bottlebrushes or callistemon plants, and banksias will attract the birds and provide spikey bushes for shelter. The flowers of some banskias will also attract insects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fairy-wren food. Ask the local nursery about native varieties. ď Ž Avoid using pesticides outdoors as fairy-wrens that eats a poisoned insect could become sick and die. Let the birds be your bug controllers. ď Ž Keep cats indoors as much as possible. ď Ž Provide clean water in the garden in a bird bath or even an ice cream container. Keep the water fresh you will have many birds visiting for a drink and a bath. ď Ž Leave in the garden leaf litter, bark, rocks and logs as this will encourage insects. Backyard Buddies is a free program run by the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. Each month, you get a Backyard Buddies email (B-mail) with tips to make your backyard inviting and safe for native animals. Sign up for B-mail and download a free fact sheet about superb fairy-wrens at Home duties: Superb fairy-wren chicks and an exhausted father. Picture: Peter Pevy



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Come out to play Hundreds of children jumped into the Rye’s Up Community Playground earlier this month. The playground was built by more than 700 of volunteers over five days under the direction of consultants fron Leathers and Associates of the United States as well as “construction captains” from the southern peninsula. The playground cost about $350,000 but is worth $600,000. Picture: Barry Irving

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The one who never returned ON Saturday 10 November on the Rye Foreshore near the pier, a sign was dedicated to a young man from Rye, Private Ernest Samuel Gordon Myers, who was killed in France in the First World War, the only one of those who enlisted from the town who did not return. Linda Berndt, vice-president of Rye Historical Society, conducted the ceremony, firstly explaining the occasion and the purpose of Rye Historical Society – to foster an awareness of the history of Rye and all those people associated with the town. A great nephew of Private Myers, Ken Myers, spoke on behalf of the Myers family, detailing items from the soldier’s diary and the conditions he and other soldiers had to experience. Wayne Bastow of Rye Historical Society, who

drove the project, outlined the conditions in the Battle of the Somme. Flinders MP Greg Hunt said how important it was to remember our history to pass on to future generations. He unveiled the sign to applause from the large crowd, half of them members of the Myers family. Peter Barnett, president of the Rye RSL, recited The Ode, after which the audience was able to view the wonderful addition to the visible history of the town. Guests adjourned to the RSL for tea and coffee. The historical society thanked the Lions Club of Rye and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for their contribution to the memorial, and the RSL for its hospitality. Barry Irving

Whips are worth keeping Gold-plated gift is a bonus for winning Cup jockeys By Keith Platt THERE is a good chance that over the past 22 years Brian Hartung has met more Melbourne Cup-winning jockeys than anybody else. While most attention is focused on the winning horse, the cup presentation, owners and prizemoney, Mr Hartung each year presents a gold-plated whip to the jockey who is first past the post. The whips have become sought-after racing memorabilia, with one used by Phar Lap’s jockey Jim Pike in the 1930 Cup being auctioned in 2000 for $36,000. Another was due to go on the auction block this month with an estimated price of $10,000-$15,000. The Wirths Whip is handed over the day after the Cup, in recent years at a ceremony held at Crown Casino. Last year’s winner, French jockey Christophe Lemaire, who rode Dunaden, flew out of Australia straight after the race and was handed his Wirths Whip in Mumbai, India, during a Super Trade Mission to the subcontinent led by Premier Ted Baillieu. Victoria Racing Club vice-president Amanda Elliott, who was part of the trade delegation, made the belated presentation. This year’s winner Brett Prebble rode the Lloyd Williams-owned stallion Green Moon to victory. Also an import for the race from Hong Kong, Prebble was able to put off his overseas commitments long enough to accept the whip from Mr Hartung. “We only spoke for about two seconds, but he wanted to know who made the whip,” Mr Hartung said the following day while sitting in his Shoreham house. Prebble makes whips for other jockeys and, like the previous Wirths Whip maker the late Peter Bakos, sees the trade as something to continue doing after life in the saddle. Mr Hartung has been paying for the production of the Wirths Whip since 1990. Research has revealed the tradition was started in 1888 by Royal Mail Hotel publican Paddy Reynolds, 27 years after the first Melbourne Cup. By 1896 the tradition had been taken up by Wirths Circus. The whip was presented during a performance of

the circus held annually on the night of the Cup. “People would pre-book seats at the circus because the event was such a big part of the night,” Mr Hartung said. Wirths brought down their big top for the final time in 1963, but the family kept on paying for the whip and having it presented to the winning jockey. “The circus dropped off the radar, but presentation happened in various places, including at the Southern Cross Hotel and on Graham Kennedy’s IMT show,” Mr Hartung said. As business manager of the Victorian Arts Centre in 1989, Mr Hartung put forward a proposal that the centre take over the Wirths Whip, running it in conjunction with the Cup. The arts centre owned “a lot of Wirths Circus memorabilia”, so Mr Hartung recommended decking out the Great Hall in a circus theme as well as “sending three young people overseas each year to get work experience in racing, the circus and the arts”. “It was all costed out, but the trust knocked it back,” he said. “I was pretty upset, so my wife Maureen and I decided we’d do it [produce the Wirths Whip] for a short time. It’s 20 plus years since then.” Mr Hartung, now 73, wants “someone else to drive”, but is wary of the whip being turned into a commercial proposition. The name Wirths Whip is a registered trademark and a website is under construction. Mr Hartung would hate to see a business name added to the title. He will not reveal how much he pays silver and goldsmith Terry County to mould and make each whip and says that he and his wife “just wanted to see tradition preserved”. Mr County makes the Geelong Cup and is contracted by Tennis Australia to make trophies for the Australian Open. Although through the Wirths Whip he is on firstname terms with many of Australia’s leading jockeys and racing identities, Mr Hartung rarely has a bet. “I didn’t bet this year. I just enjoy the spectacle and seeing friends,” he said. “I’ve probably been to 30 Cups, but would be lucky to have seen 15.”

Keeping tradition: Brian Hartung with the Wirths Whip presented to Brett Prebble, rider of this year’s Melbourne Cup winner, Green Moon. Picture: Yanni

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Up close and personal FROM the paved aggregate driveway that weaves up this superb 4048-square metre block to the main residence, every aspect to this picturesque property shouts quality. The driveway looks like a two-dimensional sculpture as it first diverges down to a large workshed and the rises up to the double garage at the front of the home before continuing to form a perfect semi-circle around a landscaped garden bed. From the welcoming formal entry, a large formal lounge is on the right and leads through to a guest bedroom with built-in robe. The main, open-plan area has an incredible mix of pitched ceilings that create both light and space. There is a home theatre area as well as a splendid kitchen highlighted by polished benchtops of striking black granite. The wraparound bench offers plenty of food preparation area and appliances include a stainless-steel underbench oven and rangehood as well as a large pantry cupboard. The adjacent dining area has convenient access to two undercover entertainment areas that overlook the inspiring landscaped gardens and swim-spa pool area. A wide hallway take you to the west wing of the home, which is kids central. There are three double bedrooms, all with built-in robes, the main bathroom and a rumpus room is perfect for console games and a snooker table. The opulent, open-plan master bedroom suite is in the east wing. You can literally hop out of bed and step straight into a luxurious spa bath, and if this fails to impress there is a sauna, large vanity unit and access to a private garden oasis at the side of the home. Water tanks with 66,000-litre capacity serve the home as well as garden. Mains water can be easily restored to the house if required. All gardens have concrete edging and the variety and colour is simply magnificent.

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THIS well-presented brick-veneer residence, situated on a corner block, is just a leisurely 400-metre stroll to the superb beaches of the Tyrone Foreshore. A house for all seasons, it has a gas log fire and reverse cycle air-conditioning servicing the two living areas and renovated kitchen. Formal dining occasions can move outdoors to the delightful undercover deck area and full-width verandah. The home has three bedrooms, two share the main bathroom and the master bedroom has an ensuite plus walk-in robe. The low-maintenance block has two driveways, one leading to a double carport under the roof line of the home and the second to the detached single garage. The neat gardens surrounding the home are kept green by bore water.

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Jon Perrett 0405 123 921


3 Tiberius Road St Andrews Beach

43 Wilkinson Street Tootgarook How Good Is This? „ Brilliant block of approximately 900sqm „ Traditional 3 bedroom beach house „ Ducted heating and air conditioner „ 2 x double garages plus workshop „Separate cedar cabin/store shed bathroom

„ 2nd toilet and outside shower „ Outdoor entertaining area „ Bore water „ 250 metres to beach „ Well-presented original classic

A True Back Beach Classic „ Story book flair at its very best „ Lightly elevated block of approximately 920sqm „ Captivating 2 storey home „ 3 bedrooms, master upstairs with Juliette balcony „2bathrooms, 1 with spa (ensuite)

Auction: Saturday 8th December at 11.00am Inspect Saturday & Sunday 2.00-2.30pm Contact Glenn Key 0402 445 208

Price: Inspect Agent

4 Angela Court Rye

59 Preston Street Rye

Sought After Court Location „ Quite a surprise package „ 3 good sized bedrooms „ Nicely appointed bathroom „ Very well-equipped quality kitchen „Open plan lounge & dining room

$550,000 - $579,000 Saturday & Sunday 2.00-2.30pm Diane & Phil Key 0418 516 470

Outstanding Value For Money „ Separate rumpus room „ Well-presented throughout „ Extensive decking to 2 sides „ Large 815sqm block „ Plenty of off-street parking

„Lightly elevated location „ 3 good sized bedrooms „ Modern open plan living room „ Excellent kitchen „Great use of timber through the interior

Auction: Saturday 8th December at 12.00pm Inspect Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Contact Diane & Phil Key 0419 324 515

Price: Inspect Contact

49 Florence Street Rye

19 Hibiscus Court Rye

Pretty As A Picture „ Nicely elevated and totally private „ Tons of appeal „ Full width front party deck „ Open-plan living room opening onto deck „3 bedrooms Price: Inspect Contact

„ Ducted heating and air-conditioning „ Country style kitchen „ Double carport and garage/workshop „ First home buyers delight „ Highly sought part of town

$350,000 - $385,000 Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Phil Key 0418 516 470

Price: Inspect Contact

„ Full width front deck „ Spotless throughout and ready to enjoy „ Suit B&B (STCA), holiday house / permanent living „ Walk to beach and village „ Brilliant buying in this top spot

$470,000 - $515,000 Saturday & Sunday 1.00-1.30pm Diane & Phil Key 0419 324 515

4 Duntroon Street Rye Stroll To Tyrone Foreshore „ Private courtyard „ Lock up garage „ Immaculate throughout „ Suit retiree, single parent or investor „ Best possible location

„ Secure brick veneer home „ Suit permanent sea change home „ Ideal holiday home or investment „ 3 family bedrooms „Large, light-filled, lofted ceiling living room Price: Inspect Contact

$430,000 - $460,000 Saturday 11.00-11.30am Glenn Key 0402 445 208

5985 6555

„ Huge entertaining decked area „ Lock up garage and storage below „ Very popular and convenient location „ Suit investors „ Definitely priced to sell

$350,000 - $385,000 Saturday 3.00-3.30pm Alana Balog 0412 536 624

Prized Court Location „ Hard to find and impossible to beat „ 3 lovely, big bright bedrooms „ 2 very generous bathrooms „ Large living area opening onto deck „Fully appointed hostess kitchen Price: Inspect Agent

1/25-27 Ozone Street Rye Single Level luxury Villa „ Stroll to beach, shops, RSL and bowls club „ Own street frontage „ Two bedrooms „ Two bathrooms „ Two separate living areas

„ Open plan living with parquetry floor „ Lovely kitchen with butlers pantry „ Extensive sandstone paving „ Double garage „ Gorgeous outlook

„ Well-appointed kitchen „ Faultless presentation throughout „ Very pretty garden setting „ Carport „ Close to the beach and shops

$470,000 - $510,00 Saturday & Sunday 1.00-1.30pm Phil Key 0418 516 470

2397 Point Nepean Road, Rye VIC 3941

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Dromana 12 Caldwell Road


Luxury Treetop Hide Out Perched high among the treetops to achieve magnificent bay, coast & city skyline views, this striking 4 bedroom beach house on 858sqm (approx) allows nature to take centre stage with stunning highlight windows & light infused living flowing to a choice of decks to soak up the serene surrounds. With the comings & goings of the shipping channel forming an endlessly fascinating backdrop to your new life by the water, features incl. spacious formal & family zones anchored by black box floors, designer look timber kitchen, master & guest ensuites, sep. double insulated commercial kitchen & glass house. Large remote controlled dble garage with storage & shelving.




858 (approx)

Sat & Sun 2.00 - 2.30pm Saturday 1st December - 2.00pm 159 / G9 > OFFICE Rosebud Shop 1/991 Point Nepean Road > TEL 5986 5777 > CONTACT Adam Alexander 0416 236 393 Hendrik Boer 0410 415 515 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

42 Warranilla Crescent Rosebud

22 Kolinda Crescent Rosebud West

126 Brights Drive Tootgarook

12B Shearwater Place Rosebud West

34 Raymond Street Tootgarook

1/27 Cain Street Rosebud West

2 Kareela Drive Tootgarook

2003 Point Nepean Road Tootgarook

With offices in Rosebud and Rye (and even Blairgowrie) we have your property surrounded. Our offices work together as one team so that properties in Tootgarook and Rosebud West can achieve a premium sales results like these. For a free appraisal of your home’s value, call today and entrust your property to Victoria’s most successful real estate network.

Blairgowrie 2819 Point Nepean Road 5988 9095 Rosebud Shop 1/991 Point Nepean Road 5986 5777 Rye 2361 Point Nepean Road 5985 9333 If any other agent has a current exclusive agency agreement in relation to this property, please disregard this communication.

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1 Hill Street, Rye ONCE IN A LIFETIME

24 Strathmore Street, Rye ENTERTAINERS DELIGHT Exceptionally well-presented home within a short walk to shops and beach. Comprises: three double bedrooms, large study/4th bedroom, plus rear bungalow/studio. Huge living area with both gas & wood heating leading out to large undercover outdoor entertaining area. Modern kitchen with stone bench tops, bathroom plus FES. Double garage plus workshop. Room for boat & caravan and all just a 5 minute walk to Rye pier.

Price: $560,000 - $600,000 Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

12 Gunyah Street Rye

A spectacular family home built with quality and without compromise with views from every window. The home is very suuny, there are three spacious bedrooms, one upstairs, and two downstairs. Entertain all year round either in the upstairs formal lounge & dining rooms or in the downstairs family room, the kitchen has electric cooking & dishwasher and a massive wrap around entertaining deck & double carport. This home would ideally suit a growing family.

Price: $685,000 Contact: Rob Steele 0418 154 024

47 Keith Street, Tootgarook COUNTRY STYLE Charming cottage situated just a short walk to Bay Beach and public transport. Recently renovated inside, this home is set on a large corner block measuring 827â&#x20AC;&#x201C; square metres. Currently tenanted to quality occupants on a month to month basis.

TREE-TOP VIEWS HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! Neat, three-bedroom timber home set on an 839m2 block with excellent tree top views looking north. The home has a large open-plan living area, kitchen and bathroom downstairs, laundry, second shower and toilet plus cellar or workshop.

Price: $400,000 PLUS Contact: Rob Steele 0418 154 024

4 Hogan Drive, Rye WHAT A FIND! Fabulous three-bedroom cottage in great condition throughout. Combined living with polished WLPEHUĂ RRUVDQGFDUSHWWRWKH bedrooms; reverse cycle air-conditioning plus a near level 821m2 block.

Price: $400,000 Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

16 Phillipa Street, Blairgowrie AFFORDABLE BLAIRGOWRIE Neat timber home set on a private treed corner block with quick access to both Bay and Ocean beaches. This elevated home has open plan living, polished timber Ă RRUVJDVORJĂ&#x20AC;UHDQGDQHZ timber deck looking over treed gardens.

Price: $449,950 Contact: John Kennedy 0401 984 842

2327 PT NEPEAN RD RYE Price: $365,000 Contact: Rob Steele 0418 154 024

03 5985 8800

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For Sale: $545,000 - $575,000 48 Revell Street, BLAIRGOWRIE 2 3 2 Blairgowrie Beach House Bargain

33 Beckett Street, RYE

Instantly Appealing

A very private and secure property offering peaceful permanent living or a great escape for relaxing holidays. The mood is set from the moment you enter with the full length decking leading you towards the main entrance of the home then through to beautifully manicured gardens and the spacious outdoor dining/entertaining area. The home consists of 3BR’s - main with FES & WIR - ,open kitchen/family/meals area with gas wall heating and ceiling fan, second lounge with bay window, family bathroom has a spa bath plus laundry and separate toilet. Other features include s/system air-conditioner, courtyard off the main bedroom, garden sitting area, 2 fish ponds, water feature, security gate, water tank, garden shed, bore water and a double carport all on a block size of approx 686sqm. Contact: Brendan Adams 0419 566 944 Inspect Saturday & Sunday 2.00-2.30pm

For Sale: $475,000 2 3 1

A fantastic investment property or relaxing beach side weekender, this original beach house provides affordable entry level buying into one of the Peninsulas most popular postcodes. Stroll down to the Blairgowrie shopping village with its cafes, bars and restaurants or go for a dip in the clear and inviting waters of the Bay. Set on approx 664sqm the home includes 3 large bedrooms main with ensuite, open kitchen/lounge/dining area and second family bathroom/laundry. The rear deck is perfect for summer BBQ’s and the front patio ideal to sit and enjoy a drink with family and friends. Other features include timber floorboards, gas wall heater, single carport and a circular driveway Contact: Brendan Adams 0419 566 944

Inspect By Appointment

For Sale: $775,000 18 Valentine Street, RYE 1 3 1 Quiet Bush Setting

360 Truemans Road, FINGAL

5 Acres on the Peninsula

For Sale: $395,000 1 3 1

A private and natural parcel of 5 beautiful Acres (approx) located close to some of the best golf courses on the Peninsula including Moonah Links the home of Australian golf, St Andrews Beach, Eagle Ridge and the Dunes just to name a few. The winding driveway cuts through the Ti-trees leading up to the old existing farmhouse which is due to be demolished, paving the way for a clear site to build your own private and secluded home or holiday destination on the Peninsula. With the completion of Peninsula link in early 2013 the Mornington Peninsula will be even more accessible than ever cutting travel time making it even easier to commute back to Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.

Situated in a quiet street on an elevated block of approx 753sqm, this delightful Western Red Cedar home has loads of potential as a peaceful holiday escape or great investment property. Split level design with 3 bedrooms all with built in robes. Main bedroom, open kitchen/dining and family bathroom on the upper level, living room with gas heating and 2 bedrooms on the lower level. Sit back and enjoy a drink on the full length decking with family and friends as you look out over the front garden.

Contact: Brendan Adams 0419 566 944

Contact: Brendan Adams 0419 566 944

Inspect By Appointment

Inspect By Appointment



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5 / 1591 Point Nepean Road, ROSEBUD WEST

Two Bedroom Apartment With Secure Parking

For Lease: $265 per week 1 2 1

Situated across the road from Rosebud West fore shore. Offering 2 bedrooms with built in robes, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and open planned living area. The property also includes a split system, polished floor boards, separate bathroom, European style laundry & a under cover car park.

Contact: Rebecca Milligan 5987 9000

78 Dunham Street, RYE

Great Location

Inspect By Appointment

For Lease: $270 per week 2 3 0

This immaculate three-bedroom family home has a master bedroom with ensuite and built-in robes to all bedrooms. The large backyard is easy to maintain and has plenty of room for the kids to run around. Also features a large garden shed and carport. AVAILABLE NOW.

Contact: Rebecca Milligan 5987 9000

Inspect By Appointment

131 Pt Nepean Road, Dromana 5987 2000 2117 Pt Nepean Road, Rye 5987 9000

For Sale - Mornington







For Sale – Mornington



What A Bargain

The well known and very successful Joocefresh in Mornington ŝƐŽŶƚŚĞŵĂƌŬĞƚ͘^ƵƉĞƌďůLJůŽĐĂƚĞĚŝŶƚŚĞĞŶƚƌŽ^ŚŽƉƉŝŶŐ ĞŶƚƌĞƚŚŝƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŝƐĂƉƌŽǀĞŶŵŽŶĞLJŵĂŬĞƌ͘/ĚĞĂůůLJƐƵŝƚĞĚ ƚŽĂŚĂŶĚƐŽŶŽƉĞƌĂƚŽƌǁĂŶƟŶŐĂƌĞĂĚLJŵĂĚĞĞƐƚĂďůŝƐŚĞĚ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ͘



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Sale Price: $150,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859


For Sale – Frankston


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For Sale – Frankston




For Sale – Mornington




Sale Price: $250,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Sale Price: $98,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859


Mornington Freeholds


For Sale - Rye

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Findlays Fresh This extremely successful butcher in the heart of the Bayside ĨŽŽĚŚĂůůŚĂƐďĞĞŶƉƌŽǀŝŶŐƌĞĐŽƌĚƐĂůĞƐLJĞĂƌĂŌĞƌLJĞĂƌ͘&ĂŵŝůLJ ŽƉĞƌĂƚĞĚ͕ƚŚŝƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐǁŝůůĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƚŽŐƌŽǁ͘^ĞĐƵƌĞůĞĂƐĞ͕ ĞdžĐĞůůĞŶƚůŽĐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚƚƵƌŶŽǀĞƌŝŶĞdžĐĞƐƐŽĨΨϭ͘ϮŵŝůůŝŽŶƉĂ͘ DĂŬĞƚŚŝƐĂĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶLJŽƵǁŽŶ͛ƚƌĞŐƌĞƚ͘

Sale Price: $275,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859




Sale Price: $750,000 + SAV




>ĞĂƐĞWƌŝĐĞ͗KŶƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶ Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454


For Sale– Frankston









For Sale– Frankston



Surf Culture

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Sale Price: $89,000 + SAV Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

>ĞĂƐĞWƌŝĐĞ͗ΨϮϳϱϬƉĐŵн'^dнK'^ Contact: Kevin Wright 0417 564 454

Sale Price: Was $119,000͕EKtΨϱϵ͕ϬϬϬ Contact: Tanya Scagliarini 0438 289 859

Sale Price: $179,000 + SAV ŽŶƚĂĐƚ͗ZƵƐƐĞůůDƵƌƉŚLJϬϰϬϳϴϯϵϭϰ




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The hair essentials

Video star

THIS brightly presented salon has six cutting stations and two shampoo basins. It also has a spray tan room, a waxing room and there are kitchen and laundry facilities. Hair extensions are one of the many services the salon offers and they carry an exclusive range of products. Trading hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm.

ESTABLISHED for eight years, this wellpresented shop is situated in the busy shopping strip of a residential area. The sale includes 18,000 DVDs and a fully-computerised hiring system. Opening hours are daily from 10am. The business shows excellent takings and still offers further scope to improve. It could easily be run under management.

Hair salon, HASTINGS Price: $75,000 + stock of approx. $5000 Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Video and DVD hire, FRANKSTON Price: $180,000 + SAV Agency: Latessa Business Sales 50 Playne St, Frankston, 9781 1588 Agent: Tony Latessa, 0412 525 151

Business Sales Specialists

50 Playne Street Frankston

Tel: (03) 9781 1588 HAIR SALON





8 stations & 3 basins, in the heart of Frankston. Trades Tues to Sat, Mon by appt. Well presented, long lease, ideal for ÂżUVWEXVLQHVVRZQHU

All repairs inc. trans reconditioning and air-conditioning. Trades 5 days, currently fully managed. Good HTXLSPHQWLQFKRLVWVRIÂżFH  waiting room. Main road position, regular clients.

Great little cafĂŠ in main street location, sells breakfast, lunch, French patisseries etc. Easily operated by two staff, new lease offered. Seating inside for 16 & outside for 8. Trades Tues to Sunday.

NOW $35,000 + sav

$46,500 inc. stock


$58,500 + sav

NOW $69,950 + sav






Currently managed, kiosk style in busy Bayside S/centre. All new equipment when set up less than 2 years ago. Seats 34. Vendor will trial on $5,000 pw. Opens shopping centre hours. WIWO.

Lovely, large, modern shop trading 5 days 6am to 3pm. Seats 15 inside with smokersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; courtyard. Very smart exterior presentation. Rent $1964per month inc. with long lease.

VWDWLRQVEDVLQV*UHDWÂżUVW business, big and bright in busy Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ton. Excellent equipment, RPR stock. Keen vendor is willing to stay on part-time. New lease offered. Trades 6 days.

Pleasure to run this fully managed, lovely shop in a busy retail & commercial location, also selling jewellery lines. Only 5 days a week with short hours. Full assistance will be given with changeover.

Large shop with double storey

NOW $70,000 + sav

$75,000 + sav

$70,000 + sav


Large modern shop in Somerville 6HOOVĂ&#x20AC;RZHUVSODQWV JLIWVDOVR Family shoe shop, impressive with good equipment inc. coolroom, presentation, main street, no made to order hampers. Delivers competition. Long lease options, easy large preparation area. Bright and in area, only one in this part of the well presented. Trades 6 ½ days, Peninsula. Can be a single operation, to run with 1 staff + casual over Xmas period. Vendor happy to assist with long lease, good potential to further beautifully presented shop and increase takings. changeover. website.


takeaways. Est 20+ years.

&KLFNHQVEXUJHUVÂżVK FKLSV etc. Located in busy food court of large shopping centre with plenty of seating available. Recently UHÂżWWHG9HQGRUZLOOLQJWRVWD\RQ for a while if wanted.

$79,000 + sav

NOW $95,000 + sav

3BR premises attached. High density residential area provides captured market. Small amount of

$75,000 + sav

$70,000 + sav





Great location opposite station, selling chicken & pizza with deliveries. Opens daily from 11.30am. Well presented shop with good equipment. Established 8 years.

Well equipped shop with commercial kitchen, seats 4 in & 8 out. Est 30 years in industrial estate, trades Mon-Fri 6.30am to 3pm. Large base of regular cash customers. Easy to run with 2 staff.

Franchise business established 20 years, trading 6 days. Averages about 54 cars from car yards and 25 from retail cars, about 4 rolls per month.

Recently fully renovated & new equipment. Seats 36 in & 8 outside, sells 95% gluten free products, approx 12kgs coffee per week. Has 2BR dwelling, courtyard, multi-use rear storage area.

All manner of photography requirements, custom framing, restoration. Prime Main St location, well known, good equipment. Training will be given, vendor wishes to retire. *RRGSURÂżWV

NOW $110,000 + sav

$149,000 + sav







Long established in prime area.

Large shop in great location with

Selling takeaways, snacks etc and Myki. Simple to run, cheap rent, captured commuter market & little expenses. Early start, HDUO\ÂżQLVK7XUQRYHUDYHUDJH $10,000+ pw.

Ducted vacuum & security systems for new & existing homes. DIY kits or fully installed. Est 25yrs, supplier database, established clients inc builders. 3 vehicles included. FREEHOLD $270,000

Traditional Thai massage in 3 locations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Berwick (4 rooms) Cranbourne (3 rooms) & Pakenham (5 rooms). Clean rooms, each venue has 3 foot massage chairs. Can be bought separately.

$190,000 + sav

HAIR & BEAUTY Currently fully managed in shopping centre, well-established with excellent marketing systems in place. Manicurist space sub-let. Weekly T/O 4XDOLÂżHGZHOOWUDLQHGVWDII &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

$100,000 + sav


Near new equipment, new lease

huge amount of stock. Selling at

available, some alterations


done. Pick ups and deliveries.

only due to needing an urgent


sale. This is a great buy!!!

Adjacent shops, bakery/kitchen and cafĂŠ/retail sales, internal access between. Very well presented, with high quality equipment and spacious work area. CafĂŠ seats 18 in/8 out. Fine European cakes, pastries etc.


$185,000 inc. stock

$189,000 + sav




Well equipped factory, operate and maintain their own sweepers as

Forward orders in place, vendor &RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV

sweeping machines.

$270,000 + sav


$315,000 + sav

$320,000 + sav





Established 19 years hiring all party requirements from cutlery to large marquees. Operates from twin factories, two leases. ([FHOOHQWSURÂżWV5HDG\IRUDNHHQ and experienced new owner.

Custom made switchboards, general sheetmetal fabricating. Two weeks training to operate machinery. New lease offered IRUODUJHVKRZURRPDQGVWĂ&#x20AC;RRU RIÂżFHV&RQÂżGHQWLDOLW\DSSOLHV.

Freehold & leasehold on app 4.5 acres, home with pool. Fully indoor kennels & cattery with cooling, heating, fully automated irrigation. 35oo sq m exercise areas. No limit of animals, closest kennels to CBD.

Resort style, 4star rated, 8 units + 2 storey residence on 1 hectare. Pool, tennis court, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s playground, large storage, BBQ areas, laundry. Located Phillip Island, popular tourist destination.

NOW $480,000

$600,000 + sav

NOW $2.2 million + sav

Large well presented showroom/ factory on main road. Large base of repeat customers inc architects, builders, renovators. Also do installation, sanding & polishing. Vendor will assist with changeover & introductions.

$250,000 + sav

$259,000 + sav



Set daily run from Dandenong to northern suburbs, food industry. include medical centres, childcare Work 5 days, hours to suit. 2009 Hino refrigerated truck in excellent centres, body corporates etc. condition, serviced regularly. Easy to manage. ([FHOOHQW:%SURÂżWV. 15 sub-contractors. Clients


$230,000 + sav for all 3


PET SHOP Supplies local families, farms & holidaymakers with pet supplies and animal feed. Large showroom/ factory with aquarium & hydrobath. All stock delivered, long lease, website.

Area covers South East suburbs,

Business: $190,000 + sav

$167,500 + sav

([FHOOHQWSURÂżWVIURPWKLV\HDU old business offering itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s services mainly on Mâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ton Peninsula as well as insurance jobs. T/O increasing annually, vendor will train. Purpose built Nissan truck inc in price.


HEALTH FOOD RETAILER Great position in very busy S/C, QHZO\ÂżWWHGLQODVW\UV+DVRXWVLGH seating area, consultancy room , juice bar (can be sublet). Promote organic products, specialty breads, competitive prices. Long lease.


$150,000 + sav

$150,000 + sav


commercial and domestic. willing to stay on for 6 months.

well as others in the industry. All P & E inc, new lease negotiable. Established 21 years, has 3 street

Business $420,000 + sav Freehold $2.7million + GST if appl.

Tony Latessa: 0412 525 151

No. 1 REIV Accredited Business Agent in Victoria 32 years selling experience based on honesty and reliability REIV Business Brokers Committee Member

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Charity begins in the garden CLIVE and Penny Blazey, founders and owners of The Diggers Club, have gifted ownership of their highly successful garden company along with family-owned properties Heronswood and St Erth to the garden and environment trust they established late in 2011. “We established the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust to ensure that the work we’ve done over the past 34 years in preserving historic gardens and houses as well as the best garden traditions through education will continue forever,” Mr Blazey said. “The public’s support has ensured that Diggers has succeeded and grown into Australia’s largest gardening club. It’s now time to make the transformation from a private, family-owned business into a not-for-profit garden charity, somewhat like the National Trust, but firmly anchored in gardening, education and heritage buildings.” The Blazeys have long admired the work of the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK and hope that over time the trust will grow to be a Down Under version of the RHS. The Royal Horticultural Society is more than 200 years old and manages the world’s largest horticultural library and iconic garden events, the Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows. Giving away ownership of the magnificent heritage properties including what was the family home, Heronswood, and a thriving business to fund the trust is an idea that the Blazeys have been considering for some time. “We wanted to ensure that the things that we’ve championed such as supporting the use of heirloom seeds and sustainable gardening methods and a strong voice against genetically modified and hybridised plants and seeds would continue,” Mr Blazey said. “We also wanted to make certain that our two organically certified gardens of about two hectares each would remain intact and always be open to the public. The only way to achieve this was to

bequeath the properties and garden business to the trust to be owned by a not-for-profit garden charity.” The Diggers Club was established by Mr Blazey in 1978 with the aim of supplying unusual plants and heirloom seeds by mail order to passionate gardeners around Australia. In 1983 Blazey with his young family moved to the beautiful historic property Heronswood to create gardens as living catalogues of Diggers plants and ideas. The Diggers Club has grown with membership Australia-wide and offers gardening masterclasses and workshops. Gardening books are also published. Plants, seeds and bulbs from their three garden shops are available via mail order. The gardens supply organic produce to onsite restaurants and have hosted Melbourne Food and Wine Festival events, visiting international guest speakers and food industry luminaries such as Stephanie Alexander, Maggie Beer and Rita Erlich. Mr Blazey has received numerous awards and commendations starting from his early involvement with the Australian Open Garden Scheme and Harvest Picnic Foundation and has been inducted as a Legend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and proclaimed Producer of the Year by Gourmet Traveller magazine.

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Anti-graffiti artwork STUDENTS at Somerville Secondary College pose with artist Tony Sowersby after completing a fence-long mural of indigenous animals and plants. The Big Backyard is aimed at creating a positive and creative solution to graffiti tags on the school’s perimeter fence. Communities That Care, a program that aims to build safer neighbourhoods, collaborated with the school, Sowersby and Mornington Peninsula Shire to raise finance for the project. Picture: Yanni

Last-minute bid to shift SEW office By Keith Platt MEMBERS of two influential community groups say fast-tracking the move by South East Water to Frankston could add to the woes of Frankston MP Geoff Shaw. They are targeting Mr Shaw in their 11th hour bid to have the water authority’s headquarters sited away from Kananook Creek and the foreshore. “We agree that Frankston is the ideal location for South East Water HQ, but why was it that the state government demanded this key waterfront site and this site only?” former Kananook Creek Association president Rob Thurley has told The News. “Why were better located, less sensitive sites never considered by the minister? “Highly peculiar. No explanation provided. Consequently, many are suspicious that local political motives have driven this. “If so, this is another major scandal that could engulf embattled Frankston MP Geoff Shaw.” The Kananook Creek Association and Long Island Residents’ Group believe the 10-storey building represents a major change in plans for the beautification and development of the creek banks. Mr Shaw says the creekside site had been offered by council to South East Water. “After SEW evaluated a number of different sites for its new headquarters, Frankston was chosen. And why not? Access to public transport, major roads, a designated CAA, Victoria’s best

beach; so many benefits for moving to Frankston,” he said. An accountant, Mr Shaw was “surprised” that Mr Thurley, also an accountant, “cannot realise that SEW also has financial reasons for moving to Frankston, and that Frankston businesses will benefit greatly and be able to provide more local jobs”. Council was paid $4 million for the site and South East Water has already appointed architects BVN to design the new building. The groups say land near the railway station is better suited for the proposed building, “with easy access to public transport and the CAD for the 700 staff”. “This site would require no changes to the planning scheme and would leave the most significant creek frontage site available to be developed in a more appropriate manner as was originally intended – a public plaza for the people of Frankston.” The groups say the “strategic site” on the seaward side of the five-storey Landmark building between Wells and Playne streets was “created by steady consolidation by successive councils over more than 60 years”. They see the site as “the obvious future connection of the waterfront with the town centre”. It is more than 30 years since the KCA wrote to the then state government that the creek’s eastern bank “be developed by the Frankston City Council for recreational and entertainment purposes … [including] the reclamation of car parking areas, the

acquisition of private property and isolation from all vehicular traffic”. This aim had been followed by successive councils, including the “highquality” Landmark building with its sea views. In 2004 the state government and council published a booklet with a conceptual drawing of a “grand public plaza between Wells and Playne streets”. “Frankston’s nomination by state government as a key centre under Melbourne’s 2030 program and the priority placed on the Kananook Creek Boulevard for urban renewal gave us real heart.” The creek bank was to be the key site in Frankston’s urban renewal. The election in 2010 of the LiberalNational Party Coalition state government had been applauded by the KCA, with no “10-storey office block ever suggested or contemplated”. The KCA says losing the publicly owned site to South East Water follows a pattern: The loss of Central Park (“sold to Gandel Corporation”); loss of McComb Reserve to the commercial sand sculpture show (“a business subsidised by ratepayers to $100,000”); the loss of sections of Samuel Sherlock Reserve for the new aquatic centre (“instead of locating it within Monash University as originally planned”). Mr Shaw said the 700 extra jobs “will activate Frankston like never before”. “Cafes, restaurants, service providers and retailers in Frankston will benefit greatly with extra customers.”

Award stitched up: Carrum Downs Community Bank branch director Christine Grayland, left, with Needy Stitches founder Janice Bartlett and senior branch manager Len Barda.

Knitters with Spirit A GROUP of knitters dedicated to helping others has won the 2012 Carrum Downs Community Bank Branch Community Spirit Award. Janice Bartlett of Seaford founded Needy Stitches in 2009 by searching for other craft lovers who wanted to find an outlet for their craft. She built a website and was inundated by volunteers. The bank launched its $5000 Community Spirit Award in 2009 to recognise the work of volunteer organisations. This year’s grant will pay for the Needy Stitches’ Christmas party for Frankston’s needy. Needy Stitches has 265 active members in Victoria, more than 460 around Australia. From 2009 to 2011 they donated 145,654 items and this year have given another 62,101 items. “We have lots of church craft groups, a couple of nursing homes and local ladies who get together once a week and knit, as well as interstate people who send their donations by mail,” Mrs Bartlett said.

“We do not donate anything to be sold in opportunity shops and get a commitment from the charity that all our donations will be given freely. Also on occasion a few of us will head into town with beanies, scarves and blankets to give them away at the food vans for the homeless. “We also go to homeless shelters, abused women’s shelters and hospitals. “Because we have been around a little while now, we occasionally get calls from hospitals or Anglicare asking for specific items for a client who is in some kind of trouble, so we help out there too.” Bank board chairman Greg Sugars said Needy Stitches had supported this year’s Winter Blanket Appeal to which the branch had provided $6000 worth of wool to knitters who could not afford to buy it. The result saw 151 blankets donated to Southern Peninsula Food For All and St Vincent de Paul Conferences Mornington Peninsula.

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THE Southern Peninsula Food for All charity group wants to raise $55,000 to distribute Christmas hampers and toys to needy families. Last year the appeal raised$60,000 in cash, food and donations, leaving the group with a $7665 surplus. Chairman Ken Northwood said Vic Relief Foodbank’s new online ordering service was “more cumbersome than before”, with a smaller range of food items. “The problem with respect to supplies from Foodbank is not reflected in the figure for purchases for weekly packs from local supermarkets, which was a record $32, 745,” Mr Northwood stated in his 2012 annual report. He said the group received a record 414 blan-

kets and rugs in response to its annual appeal, with hundreds of knitters from Needy Stitches producing beanies, scarves, mittens and baby clothes. “All of the goods received during the blanket appeal have been given to needy families by the St Vincent de Paul conferences, the Salvation Army and Rosebud Community Support and Information centre.” Collection bins for Christmas hamper donations are at Woolworths, Rosebud, Rosebud West and Rye; Coles, Rosebud; Ritchie’s, Dromana; and most churches. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and can be sent to Food for All, PO Box 440, Rosebud 3939.

More jump on Proudly Frankston bandwagon By Tony Murrell PLANS unveiled for a multi-million dollar 500-seat function centre at Frankston Park headlined a campaign launched by new community group Proudly Frankston. An initiative of Frankston Dolphins Football Club, Proudly Frankston’s broad aim is to make residents feel good about where they live. The group hosted a lunch for 120 businessmen and women, sports representatives and local government officials at the Dolphins’ rooms on 25 October. Helping to establish the function centre above the existing social club is Proudly Frankston’s first major undertaking. The project has support from the state government, Frankston Council and the AFL-VFL. “A source of pride for the whole Frankston community, the new centre will help secure the future of VFL football in Frankston,” Proudly Frankston founding member and leader Alan Wickes said. “Proudly Frankston is working with businesses, sporting groups, educational institutions, community groups and service clubs to make Frankston even better.” The launch included the inaugural Proudly Frankston business and community award to Ritchies Stores plus the announcement of an annual $5000 award to a junior sporting club. Ritchies and Coca-Cola Amatil will fund the lucrative award, starting next year. It will recognise an outstanding commitment to community help by a junior team with members 15 years

On the job: Proudly Frankston founding member and leader Alan Wickes (right) with former Dolphin player Paul Kennedy, MC of the Proudly Frankston launch.

Our town: Former Frankston Council chief executive Adrian Butler, left; Robert Thurley, chartered accountant of Kananook Creek Association; and Max Butler of Wine Swap, a former CEO of City of Chelsea.

and younger. Accepting the ward were Ritchies director David Welch and Judy Rebecca, the company’s community benefits program coordinator.
 Mr Wickes said the award reflected research showing that team sport and physical activity programs positively influenced personal and social development in young people.
 “Rarely do 120 leading citizens get together for the common goal of promoting Frankston,” he said. “The lunch represented a microcosm

of the Frankston community, meeting in a warm atmosphere.” He praised the food from Wise Choice, wine from Mornington Peninsula vignerons and music by internationally trained trumpeter Tom Jonanovic, a former Frankston High School student, and his contemporary jazz quartet. Mr Wickes said federal MP Bruce Billson spoke proudly about his Frankston heritage, his love of the city and challenged citizens not to ac-

cept “unfair criticism of our fine city”. Also supporting Proudly Frankston were outgoing mayor Brian Cunial and the council’s Jane Homewood, acting CEO until the recent appointment of Dennis Hovenden. Mr Wickes said Proudly Frankston had a wider community role – to promote business activity, improve training and employment opportunities, and encourage teamwork through participation in sport and community activities.

Membership of the group includes former Dolphin coaches, former club officials, business people and educators. “The group has no part in the administration of the football club, but offers a helping hand as part of its broad push to promote the assets of Frankston,” Mr Wickes said. “Frankston Dolphins VFL team, as an AFL affiliate, is the best-placed community entity able to broadly promote the city and the community.”








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The triumph of the challenge MORE than 1500 runners and walkers on Sunday raced to reach the summit of Arthurs Seat in the annual Arthurs Seat Challenge. The event is the major fundraiser for the Fit to Drive campaign which teaches road safety to all year 11 students throughout the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston. Cameron Hall was first to finish the 6.7 kilometre climb, in 26 minutes 51 seconds. He was followed by Phillip Weatherlake, 28:10 and Nathan Brill, 28:27. Sarah mason, 33:17, was the first woman to make the summit, followed by Ellie Phillips, 34:03, and Tanya Brown, 34:21. Starting at Rosebud pier, runners and walkers set off to the sound of the starter’s gun fired by event ambassador Hugh Pyle of the Melbourne Rebels. The Melbourne Storm’s Robbie

Kearns was a competitor. “There were some impressive results, with the first runner over the line - Cameron Hall - in a mere 26 minutes and 56 seconds,” organiser Michelle Pitcher said. “Our first female placegetter Sarah Mason, who became a mum just a few months ago, charged over the finish line in 33 minutes 17 seconds.” All major placegetters received prizes from Brooks Running as well as gifts from state MPs Greg Hunt and Martin Dixon. Woodleigh School won the school group section with more than 50 participants. The community team trophy went to Nicholas Lynch Real Estate, with the team’s Brodie Lynch, 12, coming first in the under-15 male category. He was tenth overall with a time of 30min 37sec.

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Day at the races, a night on the tiles By Stuart McCullough DON’T speak to me of horse racing. Ever since Mother Nature mercilessly cruelled my ambition to be jockey with a mid-teens growth spurt, I can barely stand to look at a clotheshorse, much less the real thing. Just as a retired boxer cannot sniff even the slightest scent of liniment oil without his chest swelling with regret, whenever the spring racing carnival comes around I find myself thinking of what might have been. Before I was six feet tall, I was a keen horse rider. Sadly, however, my horse Magpie was not the kind of creature who took kindly to being ridden. He considered it something of a personal affront and took any opportunity he could to make his displeasure known. The horse was named Magpie because his coat was a mixture of black and white. It suited him. For while Magpie could be a charming beast, he undoubtedly had a dark side. If such a thing as horse prison exists, Magpie would surely have done a little time. I’m not sure what for – probably petty crimes like theft and burglary for which the absence of opposable thumbs would surely have been the cruellest of handicaps. Whatever it was, it left him hardened. No matter how well we looked after Magpie, he was in a near constant state of relapse. Fresh hay, a handful of sugar or an apple – he would welcome them all and treat you like his best friend until, 10 minutes later, he would make for the nearest low-hanging branch and leave you stuck there like last week’s washing.

Magpie and I grew apart. By about a foot, it seems. Once I was taller than my father, it was clear that I would never be a jockey. My insistence on wearing racing silks at all times did me no favours on the social front and I eventually decided to pack my colours away, vowing to never having anything to do with horses again. I have kept this promise ever since and so have never been to the races. This means that horse racing remains a complete and utter mystery to me. As best I can tell, it is an extremely traumatic event. People never look so good as they do when heading off to a day at the races. Men who would ordinarily only wear a suit when expecting to begin each sentence with

the words “Your Honour” think nothing of dressing up to the nines, the tens and, sometimes, even the elevens to go and watch a bunch of thoroughbreds charge around the paddock. And if the gentlemen look likely to escape a custodial sentence, the ladies appear ready to attend their cousin’s spring wedding. They wear fascinators. Not quite a hat, technically not an antenna, the most fascinating thing about a fascinator is that people wear them. But what begins with such scrubbed and immaculate promise and poise goes seriously awry at some point. For while people leave to go to the races looking wonderful, they return as though they’ve just fallen out of the

ring after having gone 15 rounds with the local amateur welterweight champion. Shirts are untucked, shoes are abandoned and traumatised skin has turned an alarmed shade of pink. It is as though each human being has been thrown into a gigantic tumble dryer before being sent home to recuperate. For a time I had an apartment in Russell Street in the city. From my window I could see the racing crowds both as they headed off in the morning and as they returned at night. In the morning, they were sophisticated, primped and preened, alive with chatter and laughter. By sunset, they were a staggering, puking mess hurling abuse at passing taxis that did not dare to slow down. It was hard to imagine

these were the same people. Try as I might to avoid horse racing, it’s no longer possible. Once, gambling on horse races was a discrete activity, confined to one shopfront of your local main street. Nervous, chain-smoking men would stand out the front like gargoyles and mothers would cover the eyes of their children, quickening their pace on the way past. But at some undefined point, everything changed. Gambling companies now rule the airwaves and routinely carpet bomb television with advertisements. Depending on your point of view, these commercials are either shamelessly dishonest or surrealist masterpieces promoting an alternative reality: one in which gambling is either a magical adventure you undertake with your bookie (as opposed to a form of pick-pocketing) or an essential part of the seduction process (rather than the reason you probably broke up). It’s all so very topsy-turvy. No wonder people look as if they’ve been thrown about by the time they come home. But what do I know? As a failed jockey, it may well be that my perceptions are inevitably skewed and anything but impartial. Magpie has long since gone to that great stable in the sky and it has been decades since I’ve ridden anything other than a tram. Maybe that should change. Perhaps it’s time to head up to the shed and polish up the saddle, clean the bridle and warm the bit. Or even retrieve the silks from the back of the wardrobe. They’d be the perfect outfit for a day at the races.

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Link lad: Local Jarrod Harrison at the Peninsula Link freeway section where a Community Day will be held.

Walk on Peninsula Link MEMBERS of the public will be able to walk along a section of the Peninsula Link freeway at a Community Day hosted by project company Southern Way and construction firm Abigroup. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk on the freeway before it opens to traffic in early 2013,” Victorian Minister for Roads Terry Mulder said. “Representatives of the project will be there to answer your questions about construction and give you an insight about what’s to come in the months leading up to opening.” The site will be open at at the Cranbourne Road interchange between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 25 November to showcase progress on the massive construction project. “As well as being able to walk a section of the freeway between Cranbourne Road and Skye Road, there will be entertainment and activities on the day including a unique car display and giant super screen showing the latest flyover video

and construction highlights,” Mr Mulder said. “More than 20 local businesses and community groups will have a marquee on the road to promote the region. wIf you’re interested in new vehicle technology, don’t miss the electric vehicle display featuring cars like the Nissan Leaf and Holden Volt.” The Peninsula Link project is partnering with Frankston North Rotary Club for the event to raise funds for local projects. Gold coin donations are welcome and snacks will be available to buy on the day. Access to the event is available via the Centro Karingal shopping centre, with limited parking available. Follow traffic controllers’ directions or, if possible, travel by public transport to the event. Bus routes information and further details about the Community Day are available at www. and linkingmelbourne

Farmers’ market a fresh take on produce By Cameron McCullough MORE than 2000 people went to the first farmers’ market in Mornington on Saturday, delighting organisers and stallholders. Highlights included food stalls, live music and children’s activities. Padua College senior school concert band played a variety of music including classic film tunes such as the Magnificent Seven, television themes and traditional concert band music. Children flocked to the face-

painting stall and made their own scarecrows from peninsula straw and recycled clothing. Shoppers bought breakfast from the community-run barbecue and hot food vendors while perusing an array of fresh produce. The market was officially opened by food writer Richard Cornish, best known for articles on local and sustainably sourced food. MPs David Morris and Bruce Billson were spotted among the crowd. Organised by Mornington Chamber of Commerce, the market will work

Snacktime: Ashley, Brianne, Paige and Bibi Lafleur.

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toward accreditation with the Victorian Farmers’ Markets Association, a program that ensures authenticity among stallholders and support for Victorian agriculture. Mornington Farmers’ Market will be the second accredited market on the peninsula after Mt Eliza Farmers’ Market, which has been operating for more than two years and attracts about 1500 to 1700 people on the fourth Sunday each month. A survey suggests most people will attend both markets, a chamber spokesman said.

Mornington’s market will feature a range of produce from around the Mornington Peninsula and regional Victoria, including organic sourdough bread, cheese, grass-fed meat, peninsula seafood, organic fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs, honey, home-made conserves and sweet treats. “Through buying directly from producers, consumers have the chance to learn about where their food comes from; seasonality; how different foods are grown, reared or made; and how making conscious

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food choices can be very rewarding,” market manager Janette Smith said. The market is at picturesque Mornington Park, which boasts sea views, a children’s playground, expansive lawn and is close to Mothers Beach, the pier and Main Street shopping precinct. The market is on the second Saturday of every month from 8.30am to 1pm. Details: Mornington Chamber of Commerce, 5975 4522.

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the community does not have to walk 7km (one way) to collect staple foods such as maize, salt, flour and rice. The profits will be returned to the school and community. The peninsula community can help us with this project by sponsoring students. Mambanje school fees are $30 a year for each student, not a lot of money for us but many struggle to pay school fees. We invite you to sponsor a Mambanje student for one, two or more years. You will receive the name of a student and a regular update on your student’s progress at school. All of your donation will go to your students’ school fees and you will be making one small step and donation that will help change a life. To join the Rotary Club of Sorrento and Africa Bush Camps in sponsoring a student, contact Liz Bentley on 0418 356 464. Pictured is school children at the Mambanje Camp Primary School.

Halloween fun WE are supporting trainee teachers in Timor and invite you to sponsor a student from Mambanje School in Hwange, Zimbabwe. In conjunction with the Friends of Suai, a town on the south coast of Timor Leste, we are sponsoring two students through teachers’ college in Bacau. The teacher training program is sponsored by Australian Catholic University. The course is three years at a cost of $1000 a year for each student. The students in Suai sit their entry exams this month and by January we will have the names of the two trainee teachers to be sponsored. This is an exciting step forward for the town of Suai and the education program in Timor Leste. Of the total population, 43 per cent are under 15 and a quarter aged 15-30, making up about one-third of Dili’s population. Just under half the population is illiterate. We look forward to introducing our trainee teachers in January. With The African Bush Camps Charity in Zimbabwe we are providing funds and sponsorship for Mambanje Primary School on the edge of the Hwange National Park, 15km from Dete. The school is in a rural area of mainly subsistence farmers. There are 152 students at the school from Years 1-7. About 60 per cent of children are orphans or living with single parents. The Rotary Club of Sorrento will be providing assistance with uniforms, school maintenance, a breakfast program, new desks, chairs and blackboards, assistance with a bore and water tank as well as grants to micro-finance a school vegetable garden and shop. The vegetable garden will become part of the school program and vegetables can be sold in the community to provide funds for the school. The school shop will be set up with a micro-finance grant and this will mean that

On Wednesday night 31 October, the Rotary Club of Dromana held the first-ever community Halloween night at Hillview Community Reserve in Dromana. About 400 families dressed in ghoulishly terrific costumes participated in the Halloween fun, which culminated in a roaring bonfire. The event raised more than $600 for Dromana CFA. The event was the brainchild of Rotary member Greg Fitzgerald, who as president of the Peninsula Mountain Park committee has been active in organising many of the recent improvements at the Hillview Community Reserve on Boundary Rd in Dromana, including the newly erected Rotary barbecue shelter. Mr Fitzgerald has also been instrumental in efforts to eradicate weeds and encourage the return of native flora and fauna through the planting of new shrubs at the reserve. The many working bees over recent months, clearing dead trees and branches, provided fuel for the Halloween bonfire. “I thought it would be great to encourage more use of the Hillview Community Reserve by holding a community bonfire and Halloween was the perfect opportunity. It also gave kids a way of getting involved in some Halloween fun,” Mr Fitzgerald said. Dromana Rotary formed a subcommittee, headed by Chris Booth, to turn the idea into reality. The Dromana Fire Brigade was invited to participate and arrived with fire truck lights flashing. The park’s maintenance crew did a great job in preparing the site. Rotary president Lyn Lewis welcomed everyone to the event. “It was great to see the children enjoying themselves, having a go at apple bobbing and roasting marshmallows,” she said. The event included a sausage sizzle, toffee apples and hot drinks from a coffee cart.

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GUEST SPEAKER Lambis Englezos Venue: Rosebud Country Club Bookings essential. Contact Adrian Davis 5986 7731 The Dromana Scouts Cubs and Joeys attended as did many children from Dromana Primary School who participated in a best dressed costume competition. Captain Ben Griffith of Dromana Fire Brigade and Dromana Primary School did a fantastic job MCing the costume competition. As the sun set and the wind subsided, Mr Fitzgerald set the bonfire alight. With the fire brigade on hand, to the delight of everyone gathered the bonfire roared into the sky.

“Dromana Rotary has received many emails of thanks and appreciation from people who enjoyed themselves at the community event,” president Lyn said. “I hope this will become an annual event with more activities and go on to build community spirit.”

What’s on around the clubs Rotary Club of Rosebud-Rye November Rotary Foundation Month 20 – Guest speaker Lambis Englezos on First World War sites and Fromelles. 27 – NYSF outgoing students December Family of Rotary Month. 1 – Rotary Foreshore Market 18 – Christmas breakup. Rotary Club of Dromana December 20 – Christmas breakup –Main Ridge Bowling Club with Barefoot Bowls and lots of fun and entertainment. Rotary Club of Sorrento November 21 – Melbourne Zoo 150th anniversary – Brook Squires. 28 – Youth homelessness – Sue Parker. December 5 – Rotary club awards.

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Performance RUSSELL Morris has a place in Australian rock history as one of the most successful recording artists. His career was launched as lead vocalist of the Melbourne pop group Somebody’s Image, formed in 1966. The following year the band recorded the Billy Joe Royal song Hush, which became a top 20 hit. Morris later went solo and recorded a few Hans Poulson songs, but the song that established Morris was The Real Thing, written by Johnny Young and produced by Ian “Molly” Meldrum. It was twice as long as most singles of the time and featured a choral-style backing, a variety of

Poppy’s Problem-solving sound effects and even an excerpt from one of Hitler’s speeches. The song raced up to No 1 in 1969 and became the top-selling single of that year. The following single, The Girl That I Love and Part Three into Paper Walls, a double-sided single, also went to No 1. Many singles followed including Rachel (1970), Mr America (1971), Sweet Sweet Love (1971), Wings of an Eagle (1972) and Live With Friends (1972). In 2012 Morris has gone blues/country and released his latest project, Sharkmouth, an album he has been working on for the past few years.

By Gary Turner The project was created after he had read about 1920s Sydney gangster Shark Jaws. Morris decided to do an album featuring other Australian characters from the 1920 and 1930s including champion racehorse Phar Lap, boxer Les Darcy and Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor. “Historical Australian tales have never been told in blues before and never done this way,” Morris said. Producer and bass player Mitch Cairns said: “To our knowledge, most Australiana characters have been portrayed in a traditional colonial folk sense, so we wanted to find a way to deliver the stories in a more mainstream vein while still placing them in a vintage era. A blues style seemed to be the perfect fit.” Joining Morris on the album are Renee Geyer, Troy Cassar-Daley, James Black (Mondo Rock/ Black Sorrows), Mark Lizzote, Jerson Trinidad (The Voice) and Steve Romig. The album excites from the opening track, Black Dog Blues, co-written with Jim Keays. Other tracks include The Ballad of Les Darcy, Sharkmouth, the up-tempo Walk My Blues, Money Don’t Grow on Trees, Big Red and Mr Eternity. All 12 tracks are gems. *** THE musical based on the life of Susan Boyle, I Dreamed a Dream, runs for a limited season at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne from 31 May. It stars United Kingdom actress Elaine C Smith. Tickets are on sale from Monday 26 November at 132 849. *** RINGO Starr and His All Starr Band tour Australia in February and play Festival Hall in Melbourne on 16 and 17 February. The tour follows the North American leg and features the same band: Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr Mister), Todd Rundgren, Mark Rivera (Billy Joel), Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey) and Gregg Bissonette. Tickets 136 100 Top 10 albums 1. Sharkmouth – Russell Morris 2. Take the Crown – Robbie Williams 3. Best of Bond – James Bond 50 Years (EMI) 4. Monster – Kiss 5. Red – Taylor Swift (Universal) 6. Kick 25th Anniversary 2CD – INXS (Universal) 7. Glad Rag Doll – Diana Krall (Universal) 8. Merry Christmas Baby – Rod Stewart 9. Into the Bloodstream – Archie Roach (Liberation) 10. Three Time Thrill – Three Time Thrill

HERMIONE rang me in tears and wanted to know how she could ever face the other yummy-mums and the teachers at the primary school again after what her nine-year-old son Sebastian did. She was distraught. Hermione is one of the more upwardly mobile mothers and drives her very own large, black four-wheel drive; has the latest mobile phone; and goes to the very best ladies’ gym. Image, status and appearance are very important to Hermione. She dresses exclusively in designer black apparel and likes to think she is a trendsetter. Her beliefs and reputation had been savaged, hence the call to Poppy. I was able to settle her down and quell her sobbing outbursts. I asked what had happened. She said Sebastian had brought shame on the family (and on Hermione personally) and now she really was unsure if he would ever become a cardiologist, especially if people found out about his transgression. She said the “very good school” Sebastian attended had instituted a “no touching” policy for all students (and, I presume, teachers too) and also had a “no handstands or cartwheels policy” in the playground. Pupils were restricted to running on the spot and hopping in the playground, but always three metres apart, of course. Sebastian had broken the rules at morning playtime. Not only did he do a handstand and a cartwheel (to impress Rhonda), but also pushed his classmate, Rupert. He was hauled before the principal for these transgressions and she notified Hermione. The other mums had found out, which brought excruciating shame to Hermione. Whatever could she do? Poppy’s solution: I told Hermione to make an appointment with the principal and explain Sebastian did a handstand to try to find his lunch money, which he thought he had lost, to see if it was trapped in one of his pockets. I told her to explain he did the cartwheel as he was explaining to the other children the difference between radius, diameter and circumference in a practical way he thought other children could understand. His slight “push” of Rupert was to gently move him off the measuring lines on the ground so all the children (and any teachers watching) could see the measurements. I told Hermione to tell the principal Sebastian could also explain the mathematical principles of radius and circumference, etc to the teachers, most of who had been unable to address childhood numeracy for some years now, and may have needed his advice. Hermione was delighted with this solution, thanked me profusely, and told me even she did not know of Sebastian’s mathematical brilliance, and was now thinking of him becoming a Professor of Mathematics and Science at a “good” university.

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HIGH PRESSURE CLEANER, Karcher K2.080 145 psi, as new, $80ono. 5975-8053. Mornington. HOME GYM set, new, still in box, Hyperextension, 65.8kg, sell $350. 97026449. Berwick. HOT WATER SERVICE, electric, Rheen, 170ltr, used 6 months only. $140. 8794-9177.

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FORD, Falcon, ute, 2008, BF MK2, bench seat, factory LPG, canopy, ladder rack, tow-bar, 10 months reg, RWC, near new tyres, service history, one owner, 108,000kms, EC, WMR-287. $13,200ono. 0403 425 333.

FORD, laser, 2001, GXLi, 1.8lt, auto, sedan, reg 9/8/13, EC, airbags, electric windows, AC, CD player, towbar, tinted windows, paint and upholstery protection, 4 new tyres, service records, RWC, 160,400kms, QZE465. $7,500. 0438 364 002, 5996-4697. Cranbourne. HOLDEN, Clubsport, VT, all features/options, lavish HSV style, stunning looker, immaculate in and out, good reg, RWC, VN668448. $11,850. 9796-8789. Narre Warren North.

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HOLDEN, Ute, VRII 5.0ltr spac ute, white, auto, power steering, tow bar, 17" wheels, new tarp, clean car, no RWC, need to sell ASAP, YUY-607. $6,000 ono. 0412 576 800. Beaconsfield.

MITSUBISHI, Triton, MK 2003, dual cab, 4x2 manual, V6 petrol, on LPG, AC, hi rise kit fitted, towbar, regularly serviced with history, 11 months reg, 225,000km, SMG042, $11,800 ono. 0427 988 867.

TOYOTA, Corolla Ascent, 2005, hatchback, sports, 92,000kms, auto, AC, sterling silver, lambs wool front seat covers, reg. until December 2013, RWC, YDH-474, $10,800. Phone 5975-7374. TOYOTA, Hiace, 2006, LWB van, diesel, 5 speed, low kms, EC, UCJ-985. $23,500 ono. 0418 580 381. Warrugul.

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VOLKSWAGEN, Bora, V5, 2.3L, auto, 150,000kms, A/C, full electrics, VGC, RWC, reg until 08/13, QGO-837. $7,959ono. 9700-7684, 0411 258 278.






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HARLEY DAVIDSON, 2008, Sportster, reg 03/13, 14,000kms, VGC, reg IR863. $11,000ono. 0408 513 145. Pakenham.

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Baxter strikes back in day for bowlers PROVINCIAL By IT Gully LONG Island has backs to the wall in MPCA Provincial cricket, despite bowling out the highly fancied Baxter for just 107. On day one of the round four match, a staggering 16 wickets fell at Ballam Park. The highest score day was 18, by the Islanders’ Paul Hartle. Long Island is in all sorts of bother at 6/36. Baxter won the toss and elected to bat, but it looked like the wrong call with wickets falling regularly. The best batting partnership for the afternoon was between Baxter’s number 10 and 11 batsmen, Adrian Mack (15) and Sam Wolsgrove (11), who compiled 29 runs. There were three

ducks – Baxter’s Travis Sawers and Long Island’s Joel Stevenson and Justin Bridgeman. Paul Hartle had a day out for the Islanders with the ball, snaring 5/44 from 20 overs, while Andrew Tweddle claimed 2/28. For Baxter, opening bowlers Dale Irving and Adrian Mack did the damage, snaring all six wickets. Irving claimed 4/27 from nine and Mack 2/9 from eight overs. Sorrento’s Jedd Falck continued his superb form, this time against Mt Martha at Ferraro Reserve where he belted 129 in his team’s total of 6/286. Anthony Blackwell was also cruising on 52 before he was run out, and Liam O’Connor and Nick Jewell (also run out) both contributed 25. Brett Wilkinson was the unlikely

wicket-taker for the Reds, snaring 3/63. Mt Eliza continued to make an impression in the top grade, despite the threat of points being taken away, when it cruised to 9/245 against Rye. While no one starred with the bat for the Mounties, a number of players contributed. Scott Tansley made 41, Timmy Strickland 38 and Justin Grant 37. The best of the Demons’ bowlers was Justin King with 3/65. Mt Eliza was promoted from District to Provincial for season 2012-13 and it has been alleged the club selected a player who pushed the points total over the limit. The club is being investigated and could lose game points received to date. This happened to Hastings last season. Peninsula Old Boys had to work

hard to get its score past 200 against Ballam Park. The Old Boys were in some trouble before the middle and lower order came to the rescue. Zac Fillipone played a very good innings late in the afternoon, scoring an unbeaten 59, and Glenn Prendergast (33) and Jon Forrest (25) played supporting roles. Matty Roach snared 5/64 for the Knights, and Mark Miller and Justin Parkes each claimed a couple of wickets. The Knights got away to a reasonable start and will resume week two at 2/41 after facing the last 18 overs of the day. Crib Point is in a commanding position against Mornington after scoring 258 at Crib Point Reserve.

Luke Herrington’s outstanding form continued with a top score of 61, while opener Matty Blake got his side away to a good start with 37. The middle order of Ricky Thompson (23) and Brad Davidson (28) were more than serviceable when it mattered and Waide Symes, batting at 10, caused some real frustration for the Doggies’ bowlers with 33. The last three wickets put on more than 50 runs for the Magpies. Glenn Wood was the best of the bowlers with 3/61, and Matt Harper (2/66) and Luke Popov (2/52) also got among the wickets. The Dogs were forced to face the last four overs of the day, but did not lose a wicket. In the final match, Moorooduc has set Heatherhill 278 for victory.

Flinders chop Pines’ bats as ladder leaders Langy put Braves to sword DISTRICT By IT Gully FLINDERS will be aiming to win its first game of the season in MPCA District grade after a solid day’s cricket against third-placed Pines at Eric Bell Reserve. After scoring a more than competitive 181, Flinders took the ball for the final 11 overs of the afternoon. What unfolded was extraordinary. Harley Parker and Lai Leaunoa were both dismissed before Pines got off the mark and then Jarryd McClelland and Rhys Chalkley were sent packing when the score was on six. Pines was in all sorts of trouble at 4/6. Heath Peace-Stirling and Nick Wilcox hung around for a bit, before Wil-

cox had his stumps rattled by Dwayne Field. The Piners were 5/16. Trav Pastuska joined Peace-Stirling at the crease and at stumps Pines was 5/24. Ricky Ramsdale is still to bat. Earlier in the day, Flinders’ middle order ensured the visitors put together a competitive total. Nathan Hunt top-scored with 35, Shane Beggs hit 32, and Andrew Power and Tommy Clements each contributed 30 runs. Wilcox was the star with the ball for Pines, snaring 6/51 from 23 overs, while Parker and Leaunoa each snared a couple. Top-of-the-table Langwarrin appears to be in the box seat against Baden Powell at Lloyd Park. The Braves won the toss and elected

to bat, but wickets fell in a hurry and the visitors were dismissed for 108. Andy Johnson claimed 4/30 for the Kangas, while Mal Coutts (2/11) and Dwayne Doig (2/24) were the other wicket-takers. In reply, the Kangas are 0/36, the evergreen Simon McEvoy unbeaten on 25. Keith Burdett top-scored with 40 in Somerville’s 9/198 against Hastings. Fellow opener Nick Marshall enjoyed a 68-run opening partnership with Burdett before he was bowled by Scotty Phillips for 28. Marshall was the first of five Scott Phillips wickets. Andrew West (25), Jarryd Bailey (18), Ben Delaney (18) and Brenton Alp (18) all got starts but couldn’t turn

them into bigger scores. Phillips finished the afternoon with 5/80 from 26 overs, while Timmy Birch chipped in with 2/53. Seaford’s Damien Lawrence again top-scored for his side, this time against Boneo, compiling 58 of his team’s total of 210. Nick Simpendorfer (30) and Nathan Volpe (25) were the next best bats for the yellow and black. In reply, Boneo is 2/20, Andrew McMannis claiming 2/9. Carrum will need to bowl well to prevent Delacombe Park from hunting down the 180 it set at Roy Dore Reserve. The Lions batted first and Shaun Foster top-scored with 40, and Jeremy Graves contributed 37 and Dean Pol-

MPCA names best-ever Country Week squad THE Mornington Peninsula Cricket Association has selected its squad for the 2013 Country Week series. It is one of the strongest representative squads ever selected. The introduction of Leigh Lowery (Boneo), Simon Dart (Red Hill), Nick Jewell (Sorrento) and Darren Groves (Rye) gives the squad incredible potency. All four were playing Premier cricket last season. You can add Shaun Foster (Carrum) to the list, the former opening bat for Casey-South Melbourne. Add the likes of newcomers in Dwayne Doig (Langwarrin), Simon Plunkett (Moorooduc) and Rob Hearn (Mornington) and the squad looks unstoppable. The squad is: Evi Bowan (POB), Anthony Blackwell (Sorrento), Chris Brittain (Delacombe Park), Simon Dart (Red Hill), Isi Dias (Hastings), Dwayne Doig (Langwarrin), Luke Doyle (Red Hill),


Rhys Elmi (Baden Powell), Jed Falck (Sorrento), Shaun Foster (Carrum), Ben Frith (Heatherhill), Justin Grant (Mt Eliza), Darren Groves (Rye), Corey Hand (Seaford Tigers), Rob Hearn (Mornington), Lyle House (Mt Eliza), Dale Irving (Baxter), Nick Jewell (Sorrento), Andy Johnson (Langwarrin), Adam Jones (POB), Andrew J King (Sorrento), Damien Lawrence (Seaford), Leigh Lowry (Boneo), Matt Meagher (Heatherhill), Wade Pelzer (POB), Anjula Perera (Baden Powell), Scott Phillips (Hastings), Stuart Plunkett (Moorooduc), Daniel Polson (Carrum), Luke Popov (Mornington), Andy Power (Flinders), Rick Ramsdale (Pines), David Ross (Langwarrin), Riley Shaw (Red Hill), Shane Speedie (Mt Eliza), Tim Strickland (Mt Eliza), Daniel Warwick (Baxter) and Bob Wilson (Moorooduc). IT Gully

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Two away from a twin: Somerville scored 9/198 against Hastings. Picture: Andrew Hurst

son 31. Shane Deal is one of the most underrated cricketers in MPCA and he tore it up with the ball once again for the Parkers, snaring 4/35. Chris Brittain also had a solid afternoon, taking 4/55. Main Ridge shouldn’t have too many problems reeling in its opponent’s total of 131 for victory. Frankston YCW batted first at Frank Street Reserve and made 131, not enough to cause any concern for the Ridge. Brian Jones was the best of the Ridge bowlers with 3/22, while part-timer Jordan McCulley played a key role late in the YCW innings, snaring 2/14. Jason Albress and Gareth Wyatt each took two wickets for the visitors.


Rosebud skipper fires against Islanders SUB-DISTRICT By IT Gully ROSEBUD skipper and one of the MPCA’s best-ever, Darren Kerr got what he deserved when he scored 129 against French Island in MPCA Subdistrict cricket on Saturday. Kerr has been threatening with some solid scores this season, including 80 in round two. A ton was around the corner and the Rosebud opening batsman now has 281 runs for the season at an average of more than 70. While there were celebrations for Kerr, there were some commiserations for Leslie Parslow, who enjoyed a 192-

run partnership with Kerr. Parslow was stranded one short of his ton when stumps were drawn after the 75 overs. It mattered little, as Rosebud went from being in some strife at 6/89 to finishing on 8/297. Ben King, Matt Hosken, Tom Sullivan and James Matthews snared two wickets each for the Islanders. Tootgarook will be doing its best to avoid an outright loss against Red Hill. In an amazing day of cricket, 20 wickets fell. The Tooters batted first and were rolled for just 72 in 32 overs. Corey DeBruyn top-scored with 30 and Matt Whelan was next best with

20. There were five ducks in the Tootgarook innings. Glenn Collett and Simon Dart did the damage for the Hillmen, snaring all 10 wickets, Collett claiming 5/37 from 16 and Dart 5/20 from 13 overs. The Hillmen’s intentions were known pretty early in their innings – score runs quickly. Riley Shaw smacked 58 and Luke Toy 47, while Collett came out swinging at the end of the innings with a handy 57. The Hillmen declared after batting for 33 overs and scoring 9/212. They wanted the last 10 overs at Tootgarook and the tactic proved successful with Toot finishing on 1/13.

Luke Rus top-scored for Tyabb with 36 and Jack Raeside hit 35 as the Yabbies compiled a competitive total of 179 against Pearcedale. The Panthers used seven bowlers against the Yabbies, Kaine Smith being the best of them with 4/36 from 21.1 overs. Justin Heysham opened the attack and snared 2/32 from 13, while Brad Trotter also collected a couple of wickets. Pearcedale had to face the last six overs of the day and managed to get through unscathed. Seaford Tigers versus Dromana is likely to be a tight one after 15 wickets fell on the first day.

Dromana batted first and was dismissed for 78, Tom Burgdorf picking up 3/17 for the Tigers. Corey Hand claimed 3/17 and Warren Junkeer 2/9. In reply, David Timmer was able to weave some magic for the Hoppers, snaring two wickets to have the Tigers 4/49. Ash Mills top-scored with 26. Balnarring’s purple patch continued when it scored 238 against Skye. Timmy Jessup hit 62 and Brendan Saker 35 to be Balnarring’s best batsmen. Paul Fillipone wound back the clock for Skye, snaring 6/62 off 18 overs.

Basketballer takes sports award

Scott Beel, Andrea Egan and Gary Sanford.

RYE Sports and Social Club hosted the 31st sportsperson of the year awards at Rye RSL. Seven sports clubs nominated people in categories for administrators, seniors and juniors. More than 150 people attended including sponsors, family and friends of nominees, and representatives of Mornington Peninsula Shire. Joint MCs were Bendigo Bank’s Gary Sanford and Rye Football Club’s Scott Beel, who interviewed nominees before the awards were announced. Mr Sanford handed out five $100 bank accounts to winners of the “Who am I?” segments. Nominations for the awards were: Administrator Lisa Steynen (basketball) Troy Harris (cricket)

Jenny Walker (junior football) Michelle Lauch (little athletics) Luke Forward (tennis). Senior sportspeople Jenny Todd (basketball) Barbara Hilder (netball) Justin Van Unen (senior football and netball). Junior sportspeople Zach Jennings (cricket) Luke Davies Uniacke (junior football) Skyla Lauch (little athletics) Abbey Hutchinson (netball) Jack Kerr (senior football and netball) Daniel Davidson (tennis). Winners Administrator Michelle Lauch (little athletics). Senior Jenny Todd (basketball). Junior (tie) Abbey Hutchinson (netball) and Luke Davies Uniacke

(junior football). Rye Sports and Social Club president Andrea Egan congratulated the clubs on the standard of the nominees as well as all the nominees. She thanked the clubs for their support during the year. “The club values its sponsors and we’d like to thank major sponsors Maw Civil, Hillview Quarries and Rye and Dromana Community Bank branches.” Ms Egan acknowledged the long-time commitment to Rye of the late David Keech. “The Rye Sports and Social Club wishes to extend its heartfelt sympathy to Kate and family following the loss of David. He will be sadly missed by our community.” Story and pictures Barry Irving

Shire CEO Michael Kennedy, sports administrator of the year Michelle Lauch and Bill Goodrem.

Zac Jennings, Daniel Davidson, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Abbey Hutchinson, Skyla Lauch and Jack Kerr.

President Andrea Egan, senior sportsperson of the year Jenny Todd and sponsor Alan Plumridge.

Bronwyn Ralph, joint junior sportspersons Luke Davies-Uniacke and Abbey Hutchinson, and Bill Goodrem. Southern Peninsula News 15 November 2012



Drop a line inshore and offshore ON THE LINE By Paul “Tracker” Pingiaro WITH the recent great weather, we have seen the fishing really heat up. While snapper remains king, whiting, squid, gummy shark and other species are making their presence felt. Snapper will continue to get better over the next couple of weeks and then squid, whiting and gummy shark will start to dominate inshore, while offshore anglers will start to land mako and blue sharks. We are very lucky to have such great fisheries so close to a major capital city. Our future is in our hands and it’s up to us not to ruin it. Matt Hunt of Matthew Hunt Fishing Services (0419 760 510) reports: Snapper 2012 is in full swing and best baits are pilchard, silver whiting and squid so far this year with bigger fish often taking a liking to a whole gar or scad cast way out back. The fish are packed tight when feeding hard and quite often are up in the water column. This is when adjusting technique and bait type and size can make the difference between a couple of bites and not being able to keep a rod in the water. The fish are widespread and different schools in different areas are feeding at different times for different reasons. Fishermen I know have bagged at Black Rock in 8m, Ricketts Point 15m, 19m and 21m, Mordi 10m and 17m, Edithvale 13m and 15m, outer artificial reef, Aeroplane and Mt Eliza in 16m and 18m, Ansetts 17m and Mornington 21m.

Ready to snack: Paul Pingiaro Snr with a lovely snapper caught in Western Port. Picture: Paul Pingiaro Jnr

The hard shallow reefs 6m to 12m have been producing some great numbers of quality fish as well. Port Melbourne to Ricketts Point, and Frankston to Mt Martha have been

good. When fishing these areas, be mindful of kayaks and small tinnies as their lack of height and or light can make them very hard to see. Soft plastics have started working

well at times. The best we have found is nuclear chicken or pilchard imitation but the way they are feeding has made them a challenge to work out some days. For those venturing out in the kayaks for a bit of a “yak attack”, Fishermans Beach (Mornington), Kilburn Reef (Mt Martha), Sunnyside (Mt Eliza), Rickets Point and Rye have been some of the hotspots with anglers catching snapper, squid, salmon and flathead. Best results are on soft plastics. From the ramps: Anglers fishing Sorrento-Rye are doing well, taking squid, whiting and gummy shark. While the whiting and squid are in close on the shallow reefs and seagrass beds, the gummies are in the deeper water on the channel edges. Safety Beach to Mt Martha has seen good catches of flathead and a few good whiting, but the snapper and the squid have been a little inconsistent; they will only get better over the next few weeks. Mornington to Melbourne it’s all about the snapper; there are massive schools of fish and while not feeding all the time, they are providing some awesome fishing. While flathead, squid, whiting and gummy shark have been caught for most it’s all about the red fish. Beno Hallpike of Beno’s Fishing Adventures ( Fishing/featured) fished 9 metres off Sunnyside on Tuesday and caught 20 Australian salmon while casting a metal slice. Benno found the salmon by noticing garfish jumping out of the water.

Mornington Boat Hire customers have been chasing snapper, and as a result they have dominated the catch. While squid, flathead, salmon, whiting and gummy shark have been caught, most anglers have not targeted them. Best results have come in the early morning using pilchards, squid and burley. The best snapper fishing for Mornington and Mt Martha areas is still a week or two away. Jonny of Yaringa Boat Hire (0428 001 286) reports Western Port is fishing very well with snapper, gummy shark, whiting and salmon all happy to take baits. For snapper and gummy sharks Lysaghts, Eagle Rock and Joes Island have produced good results, especially on an outgoing tide and using burley, pilchards, squid and silver whiting. For whiting, Tyabb and Quail banks, Middle Spit and Watsons Inlet have been fishing well. A good mix of burley with mussel and pippie baits has been the best combination. Other fish about and on the chew have been leatherjacket, barracouta and pike. Tight lines and calm seas.  Paul “Tracker” Pingiaro has been fishing since he could hold a rod and stay in the boat. He has boat hire businesses in Mornington and Yaringa Boat Harbour in Somerville. He has been a fishing writer for magazines and brings his knowledge to MP News Group for season 201213. Details: www.fishingmornington. com or www.western portboathire. Email or 5975 5479.

Our horse trainers on a roll CRANBOURNE trainer Nikki Burke is poised to notch one of the most important wins of her career with Unpretentious in the weight-for-age Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1300m) at Sandown Park on Saturday. A four-year-old by Golden Slipper winner Stratum, Unpretentious has suddenly blossomed into a star performer in this preparation. After resuming with an effortless win at Ballarat, he showed his class when scoring an authoritative win in the listed $150,000 MSS Security Sprint at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day. The run convinced Burke to tackle the Sandown Park event, worth $120,000. The decision has been supported by Craig Williams, who has ridden Unpretentious in each of the three wins he has registered so far. “He has always given me a good feeling,” Williams said. “He had a few problems in the autumn but his preparation this spring has gone without a hitch and I wouldn’t be surprised if he developed into the type of horse that could win a race like the Group 1 Galaxy at Randwick in the autumn,” the Caulfield Cup-winning rider said. While Melbourne trainers have endured a difficult spring carnival, their southeast and peninsula counterparts

have punched above their weight. As well as Nikki Burke, Cranbourne trainers Michael Kent, Robbie Laing and Ricky Maund all trained winners during Melbourne Cup week. Mornington trainers Pat Carey and Simon Vercoe saddled winners on cup day while Anthony Freedman, who is based at Rye, scored an impressive win with the lightly raced Zydeco in the Group 2 Wakeful Stakes. The Darley-owned filly then went on to finish second to Dear Demi in the Group 1 Crown Oaks. Leviathan owner Lloyd Williams can finish off the Melbourne spring carnival in a blaze of glory with Mourayan in the $350,000 Zipping Classic (2400m). Williams, who notched up his fourth Melbourne Cup with Green Moon, enjoyed a high degree of success in the race when in was known as the Sandown Cup. He won the event with Legible in 2003 and four times with the grand old performer Zipping, who now has the race named after him. A placegetter in the 2009 Irish Derby, Mourayan has proven a valuable commodity since joining the Williams team. His efforts include a win in the Bart Cummings at Flemington and the Craven Plate at Randwick as well as a second in the Group 1 Metropolitan. The entire showed he is ready for this week’s assignment by finishing a creditable seventh in the cup. Last year the father and son combi-

Leading the pack: Craig Williams with his wife Larysa celebrates his Caulfield Cup victory aboard Dunaden. Pictures: Slickpix


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nation of Bill and Simon Wilde took the Sandown Guineas with roughie So Swift and the partnership has bright prospects again this year. The stable will be represented by Gold Medal, who finished a slashing third in the Hilton Hotel Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday. It is likely he will have the services of Michael Rodd, who had the mount on Saturday. Rodd has been riding in brilliant style throughout the spring carnival. His wins include the Group 1 Myer Classic on Appearance and the Group 2 Matriarch Stakes. The partnership of trainer Paul Messara and Craig Williams will join forces with Mahisara in the Sandown Stakes.

Messara and Williams successfully joined forces with top-class mare Ortensia last season resulting in victories in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes in Perth and the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Dubai in March this year. A four-year-old by More Than Ready, Mahisara scored his fifth win from 14 starts in the 1400-metre handicap at Flemington on cup day with Williams in the saddle. He quickly had him in the box seat and after hitting the lead in the straight, was able to hold off all challengers. It is expected a similar pattern will evolve at Sandown and on this basis he will again be hard to beat. Other horses worth a look on Sa-

turday (17 November) are Union Gap (Guineas), Amarachi, Meidung (Twilight Glow), Exceptionally (Zipping Classic), Ironstein (Sandown Cup), Angel Of Mercy, Sheila’s Star (Summoned Stakes) and Extra Zero (Eclipse Stakes).  International form expert Peter Ellis provides weekly racing tips on a weekly podcast at www. and at the Tatts website. Visit after 2pm each Friday. Listen to Peter’s race analysis and tips for Melbourne and Adelaide meets on Saturday mornings at 10.45am in Under The Microscope on RadioTAB. Visit > Racing > RadioTAB.


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Five years old and expanding IT is five years since Luduco Living set up in Mornington at Peninsula Homemaker Centre and the outlet is now adding almost 50 per cent more showroom space. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have grown into the original site very quickly,â&#x20AC;? says owner Jeremy Brook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With new studios being established for both our Norwegian recliner brands â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stressless and IMG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and even more exclusive custom-built dining and sofa ranges to broaden our offering, the current showroom would never have been sufficient. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The business has grown financially and physically thanks to incredible customer support and continual development of our range selection with sales trebling in the past five years.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also about trying to ensure we have the widest selection and density of product available to customers, at least sufficient for them to feel they can make a decision without needing to look elsewhere, which drives our decision to expand. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The expected launch date of the new showroom is mid-November so watch out for special announcements in the local press. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To celebrate our fifth anniversary, Luduco Living is offering a 20 per cent discount across the entire range of products* including custombuilt designs and the ever-popular Stressless and IMG Norwegian swivel recliner chair ranges, but only for a very limited time.â&#x20AC;? * Excludes clearance and promotional lines.

Customised and flexible storage systems HAVING trouble finding what to wear? Maybe your wardrobe is the problem. The team at Howards Storage World â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mornington can help you create order and space in your clothes cupboard or any other problem area of the home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from the office to the kitchen pantry. The Swedish-designed elfa storage system is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most versatile storage system and is available through Howards Storage World. The elfa system is easily assembled, customised to suit your needs and highly flexible. You can choose a frame size that suits the available space and accessorise with elfa baskets, shelves, hooks, rods and tie holders. It takes very little time to assemble a walk-in style wardrobe. Alternatively, Howards Storage World can arrange installation. You can add components as needed and take the whole set-up with you. The system will last a lifetime thanks to its heavy gauge epoxy

bonded structure, which resists chipping, stains and rust. Once installed, complete your wardrobe with a wide range of hangers, tie racks and shoe racks. Howards Storage World â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mornington offers the most diverse and extensive range of accessories to suit anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s style. Testimonial: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recently we purchased a wardrobe fit-out from HSW. The service we got was also of a high standard. It is nice to go into a store and get friendly, professional help and be directed to what you need. All the staff at HSW Mornington have been very friendly and helpful; always nice to have a chat when shopping. I have been so impressed with HSW that I have recommended it to a lot of our friends, and we shall certainly be back for more.â&#x20AC;? For more information about storage systems, visit locally owned Howards Storage World â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mornington at Peninsula Homemaker Centre or phone 5973 5399.

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Peninsula Lifestyle Centre, Mornington Tel: 5973 5399 Southern Peninsula News 15 November 2012









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...where furniture can be made to be as individual as you. peninsula lifestyle centre 1128 - 1132 nepean highway, mornington vic 3931

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