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GFC ‘clean’, says Costa By JOHN VAN KLAVEREN GEELONG Football Club has nothing to fear from a drug investigation engulfing Essendon, according to former Cats president Frank Costa. Mr Costa, who was president when the Cats employed a fitness trainer now embroiled in the investigation, declared Geelong “squeaky clean”. The former Cats trainer, Dean Robinson, is one of two Essendon fitness and conditioning staff at the centre of the AFL and Australian Sports Anti-

Doping Authority investigation into the Bombers. Essendon suspended Robinson after the scandal broke on Wednesday. He was employed at Geelong as strength and rehabilitation manager when Mark Thompson was senior coach, including during the Cats’ breakthrough premiership year of 2007. Thompson left Geelong to work at Essendon in controversial circumstances and brought Robinson to the Bombers. Mr Costa said the Cats’ leadership would have prevented any issues with

performance-enhancing drugs. “I’m not concerned at all,” he said. “The club was strongly run with leaders like Brian Cook and Neil Balme who had a handle on absolutely everything. “The place is squeaky clean and that’s the value of the strength of the leadership provided by Brian and Neil.” Essendon this week said its players unknowingly took substances that could be illegal. The investigation into the use of possibly illegal performance-enhancing

drugs could also spread to Gold Coast, where Robinson and former assistant Steve Dank worked briefly. Rugby league club Manly could also be implicated because Dank worked for the Sydney club for at least two seasons. Players face potential bans of more than two years if found guilty of using performance-enhancing drugs. The investigation revolves around the use of supplements called peptides, some of which are legal and act similarly to human growth hormone, used by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Geelong released a statement this week pledging to work with the investigation if necessary. “Geelong Football Club can confirm that an individual involved with Essendon Football Club fitness program during the period currently under investigation was also previously employed by Geelong Football Club. “Whilst we have no evidence or information that this individual acted in an improper manner during his employment at the Geelong Football Club, we are ready to cooperate fully with the investigation.”

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GEELONG’S council has been warned to exercise caution over a planned strategic alliance with Places Victoria because the statutory authority is in “crisis”. Council decided last week to form the alliance to promote urban renewal in central Geelong after a Places Victoria office opened in the city last year. But Places Victoria faces an $18 million deficit after its first year of operation, according to state opposition planning spokesman Brian Tee. The organisation’s chairman, deputy chair and chief executive had resigned, while almost a third of staff had been sacked, he said. State Government created Places Victoria in 2011 to facilitate urban renewal around

Victoria for residential and mixed-use purposes. Mr Tee said Places Victoria was in financial crisis. “Places Victoria is trying to balance the books and flogging off everything they’ve got. “I hope council has done its due diligence and urge it to be careful before putting ratepayer funds in the hands of Places Victoria because of the uncertainty surrounding it.” Mr Tee said Places Victoria had “walked away from Dandenong and now it’s getting excited about Geelong” while facing the same issues. Council’s planning portfolio holder, Rod Macdonald, said council had taken Places Victoria at face value. “There could be things that have happened that we don’t

know about. It’s a government instrumentality and a statutory authority, so it needs to be managed by State Government. It’s not something we can control.” Cr Macdonald said the alliance aimed to kick-start shop-top developments in central Geelong. “Places Victoria has access to capital and can take equity positions in developments. “Getting a shop-top demonstration project started would be ideal but the relationship at this stage is purely advisory.” Planning Minister Matthew Guy blamed the previous Labor government’s “lack of oversight” for Places Victoria’s “massive financial challenges”. “It is astounding Brian Tee would criticise an alliance that will provide an opportunity for job growth in Geelong.”

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Cats catching ‘AIDS’ as ferals go on the attack LOCK up your cats or they could face a feline AIDS epidemic, Geelong vets and pet shelters warn. A large feral cat population, kittens bought un-desexed from pet shops or online and thousands of strays across the region are behind the problem, with owners urged to keep their cats indoors. Feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV, is contracted through cats fighting and biting. Cats that have not been desexed and which are allowed to roam day or night are chief offenders.

The incurable virus can be carried for many years before its deadly symptoms strike. These include weight loss, anorexia, mouth and gum disease, diarrhoea, skin infections, dermatitis, respiratory infections and depression. Geelong Animal Welfare Society (GAWS) boss Belinda Russo said FIV “could be epidemic in a way, with the number of feral cats”. “Last year 2500 cats came into the shelter and 45 per cent of them were feral,” she said. “We do have a really big problem compared to other demographics.”

Ms Russo said an extended kitten season appeared to be boosting cat numbers. Cats’ eight-week gestation period allowed them to produce two to three litters between spring and autumn, she warned. FIV can be vaccinated against but requires annual boosters. Infected cats should be kept indoors to prevent the disease spreading. Veterinarians told the Independent testing suggested FIV could be increasing across Geelong. They cautioned pet owners against letting cats roam if not vaccinated.

“The vaccine requires three shots two to four weeks apart plus annual boosters,” said a vet, who wanted to remain anonymous. “We’re finding only a percentage of owners will follow through with the boosters.’’ GAWS did not vaccinate outgoing cats against FIV but tested them for symptoms and notified owners, Ms Russo said. “The trick is if they’ve already been vaccinated it will show as positive … and the FIV vaccine doesn’t 100 per cent cover it, it’s not bulletproof. The preventative for all cat owners is to keep them in an enclosure or inside.”

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SOCIAL media such as Facebook and Twitter have killed off any right to privacy, according to the head of Deakin University’s Law School in Geelong. Privacy was a code for “secrecy and normally the refuge of the

Gay debut GEELONG’S council has officially stepped out for the first time in an annual Melbourne gay pride march, councillor Jan Farrell has announced. Cr Farrell said she marched with other participants from the region behind a City of Greater Geelong banner.

Ferry necessary BOROUGH of Queenscliffe’s council has backed a ferry operator’s plan to expand car parking facilities into dunes. Council issued a statement saying its decision to support the Queenscliff Ferry Terminal project “centred on net benefit to the community”.

BARWON Health has officially opened a $7.8 million community-funded children’s ward redevelopment at Geelong Hospital. Chief executive officer Professor David Ashbridge said it signified the “strong relationship” between the community and its public health service.

Deadline looms RIPPLESIDE’S long-running Quayside marinacondo plans have two weeks to start building or return to the drawing board. A state planning tribunal rejection of Trendcorp’s bid for a revision to its council-approved plans has left the company until the end of February to start works under its existing permit conditions.

Ramped up A $164,000 funding injection will improve parking at St Leonards Boat Ramp, State Government has announced. Ports Minister Denis Napthine said the funding would be “good news” for anglers using the ramp, “one of the busiest on the Bellarine Peninsula”.

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A CRUISE ship’s visit to Geelong this week provided the city with an estimated economic windfall of $500,000, according to Mayor Keith Fagg. He said the value of hosting ships such as the Seabourn Odyssey demonstrated the economic impact of council’s proposal for a new Yarra St pier to dock visiting cruises.

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By MICHELLE HERBISON A CORAL reef made from crochet, knit and felt is the culmination of a community of crafters’ vision to protect local marine life, according to organisers. Sue Jenkins said a Geelong Community Reef exhibition opening this week would showcase the coral and marine life of Port Phillip Bay through art and craft. About 175 people contributed to the exhibition, including participants in aged care facilities, schools and local craft groups. The Geelong project was part of a worldwide movement started by American mathematicians who discovered crochet was the perfect way to demonstrate hyperbolic planes. “Hyperbolic crochet enabled them to mimic tightly bunched brain coral, spires of pillar coral and forests of kelp,” Ms Jenkins said. The group took its inspiration from a book of photographs that showed the “impressive colours” in the Geelong region’s bays. “We want people to be surprised there are red sea corals, bright yellows and royal blues,” Ms Jenkins said. The project included the Geelong Community Reef group teaching crochet skills to aged care residents, school students and other groups. “It’s really blown out of all expectations. People who were struggling with arthritis or could hardly crochet or knit or anything have really come along with their skills,” Ms Jenkins said. Geelong Community Reef is at Shearers Arms Visual Art Centre, 202 Aberdeen St, Geelong West, from Wednesday 13 to 16 March.

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privacy was a desirable pursuit for society, Prof Bagaric said. While privacy had emerged as a legal right in many countries, no rigorous analysis or proof had been established about the value of privacy, he said. “I suggest … there is no demonstrable need for a strong right to

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to one, greatly increasing the odds of “sugar daddies’’ meeting a “sugar baby’’. The average “sugar baby’’ was a beautiful, ambitious college student, aspiring actress or model or single mum, the site said. “She works hard to get where she wants to be in life but doesn’t have a lot of extra spending money.” The site has rejected accusations that sugar daddy arrangements amount to prostitution, arguing sex is never required although it might be sought. Deakin declined to comment on the website but encouraged students struggling financially to contact the university’s student financial assistance office. “The university provides a wide range of advice and information to help our students deal with financial pressures they might be facing, from advice on budgeting

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at a second meeting on the issue next week, he said. Geelong fishing author Geoff Wilson said he was “frustrated” with Fisheries Victoria for failing to manage Corio Bay “properly”. “The people who hold the licences have been allowing other people to use their equipment and their boats. These are the waters the Geelong people use,” Mr Wilson said. “We have people coming from everywhere and taking fish from Corio Bay using methods that are ecologically inappropriate.” Mr Wilson said commercial netting disrupted fish populations and marine vegetation, “dragging a scraper over hundreds of metres of ground night after night”. DPI fisheries management and science director Travis Dowling said the department’s overt and covert inspections found

“no information” on illegal fishing in Corio Bay. “We’re aware there’s a lot of commercial fishing going on but that’s licensed,” he said. Mr Dowling said 13 of 238 public calls to DPI’s 13FISH reporting number between July 1 and September 30 related to commercial fishing but many were from people who failed to realise it was legal. Fisheries officers conducted 46 inspections in Port Phillip Bay last financial year and 25 so far this year. Inspectors this year found six offenders and issued two verbal warnings, two official warnings and two infringement notices, Mr Dowling said. “We’ll continue to monitor and inspect commercial fisheries and ensure they’re being conducted lawfully. Inspections to date show a high level of compliance with the rules and regulations.”

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PUMPED UP: Bancoora Surf Life Saving Club members look forward to the anniversary celebrations. Picture: GREG WANE 92848 we would’ve thought 50? That’s old!’.” Ken said the club had its ups and downs “as all organisations do” but survived in typical laidback Aussie style. “The beach is a good leveller,

whether you’re the Prime Minister or a street sweeper. Everyone just pitches in and gets involved.” With a background in museum work and understanding the importance of the public record, Ken kept a journal and many items

from the early history of the club. That came in handy after the fire destroyed most of the clubs records, leaving many former members previously associated with the club now unknown. President Nathan Morton said the club was keen to get in touch with them about the anniversary celebrations. “We’ve had an increase in membership of around 50 per cent in each of the last three years as more people discover Bancoora,” he said. “Suburbia is getting closer and people like the club because it’s less competitive, more relaxed and family-oriented.” The family friendly aspect was demonstrated when the club won a recent community award for its youth mentoring program.

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SATURDAY 9 TO SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

In its 5th year, the Geelong Night Market is a fun social setting with live Entertainment and stalls showcasing local artisan wares.A fully licensed area and many different International street foods are on offer for people to sit down and enjoy a safe and relaxed atmosphere.

MELBOURNE REBELS VS WELLINGTON HURRICANES SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY - 3.00PM-09.00PM SIMONDS STADIUM, LA TROBE TERRACE, GEELONG

Details of issues to be considered will be available on the City’s website www.geelongaustralia.com.au

This exhibition features fifty artworks by artists from throughout the G21 region, encompassing the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, Colac Otway Shire, Golden Plains Shire and the Surf Coast Shire.

The meeting is open to the public.

21 artists are represented: Anita Iacovella, Caroline Hawkins, Cinnamon Stephens, Dani Salvo, Debra Jackson, Dianne Leslie, Geo Francis, George Hampel, Jan Francis, Janne Kearney, Jessica Costa, Jillian Ridgeway, Kate Vivian, Kitty Connors, Morgan Connoley, Orland Patrian, Raja Norzlipah, Raja Ahmad, Sand Martin, Susan Sutton, Xersa Farrance and Yvonne Paton.

NOTICE OF MEETING - PLANNING COMMITTEE The next meeting of the Planning Committee will be held at the Council Conference and Reception Centre, City Hall, Little Malop Street, Geelong on Tuesday 19 February commencing at 5.00pm.

CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS

The RaboDirect Melbourne Rebels will return to Geelong this Summer when they take on the Wellington Hurricanes at Simonds Stadium in a preseason trial match. Gates open at 12.30pm - arrive early to catch all the action of the Country 7’s.

CENTRAL GEELONG FARMERS MARKET

Costs: Adult: $20.00 Child (Between the ages of 3-15): $10.00 Concession: $15.00 Family (Incl. 2 adults & 2 children): $55.00 Senior: $15.00 Student: $15.00

SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY

To purchase tickets go to www.foxtix.com.au

Little Malop Street, between Union and Moorabool Streets will be closed from 7.00am to 2.00pm. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

HAVE YOUR SAY DRAFT ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY The City of Greater Geelong is working on a new Road Safety Strategy. This will guide local partnership activities that aim to reduce road crashes and road trauma. The Draft Geelong Road Safety Strategy can be viewed at the City’s Customer Service Centres from Monday 11 February until Thursday 28 March and on our website www.geelongaustralia.com.au under the “Have Your Say” section from Monday 11 February.

Opening today at the National Wool Museum and launching the 31st annual Pako Festa celebrations is a new exhibition from Diversitat Arte’ Dall’ Australia Faces of Diversity.

HOARDING FORUM MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY - 9.00AM-12.30PM CITY HALL, 30 GHERINGHAP STREET, GEELONG Are you concerned about a family member’s / friend’s collecting? Are your belongings taking over your home? We invite you to a free morning to find out more. KEY PRESENTERS • Dr Christopher Mogan - The Anxiety Clinic - Psychology of hoarding • Tania Reid - For the Crowded House - Practical Approaches

Submissions close on Thursday 28 March. We invite comments on this document by email to roadsafetystrategy@geelongcity.vic.gov.au or by mail addressed to:

• Julie Harris - Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board - Strategies to minimise risk of fire

‘Road Safety Strategy’ City of Greater Geelong PO Box 104 Geelong VIC 3220

• Tracie Mc Pherson - Bethany Case Studies RSVP by Monday 11 February to Cassandra Phillips - Community Development, City of Greater Geelong on 5272 4061 or by email cphillips@geelongcity.vic.gov.au This is a free event, supported through the Geelong Hoarding Network.

Why not visit the Permian Monsters exhibition while you are here to see the fossils, skeletons and life-size flesh models of the bizarre creatures of the Permian that existing some 250 million years before the dinosaurs. The National Wool Museum is located at 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong. Entry fees are $4.00 per child (2-15 yrs), $7.50 per adult, $6.00 concession or just $25 per family (two adults and up to four children). The Museum is open 9.30am-5.00pm on weekdays and 10.00am-5.00pm on weekends.

PRESCHOOL ART CLASSES ON SATURDAYS 10.00AM TO 11.00AM NATIONAL WOOL MUSEUM, 26 MOORABOOL STREET, GEELONG Got a preschooler who enjoys messy play? The National Wool Museum is offering art classes for kids up to five years of age. Come and join in our friendly and fun Saturday morning art and craft classes with our qualified art teacher - we’ll even clear up after you! Bookings not required, however class size is limited to 12 children. Adult: $5.50 Child: $5.50 (Cost includes materials, tuition and entry to the museum) For more information call 5272 4701 or email nwminfo@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

RATES REMINDER Paying your rates in full? Your rates are due next Friday 15 February. There are a number of rates assistance measures and ways to pay your rates account, please see your notice for full options. For further information please call the City on 5272 5272 or go to www.geelongaustralia.com.au

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO GRANT A LEASE The City of Greater Geelong hereby gives notice under Section 190 of the Local Government Act 1989 (“the Act”) of its intention to grant a lease to Ocean Grove Golf Club Incorporated for the Golf Course at 61-129 Wallington Road, Ocean Grove Victoria 3226 on the following terms and conditions: • the term of the lease shall be for 21 years. • other terms and conditions contained in the lease document

GOT EXCESS HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING? DROP IT OFF FOR FREE AT OUR RESOURCE RECOVERY CENTRES Household items that normally go in the recycling bin (yellow lid bin) can be dropped off at our Resource Recovery Centres. Offer does not extend to mixed loads. Resource centres are located at:

CITY’S MOBILE APP The app lets iPhone, iPad, tablet and smart phone users: • Report problems (such as graffiti or potholes). It creates a request for service which goes directly to the relevant City department - improving response times. • View our events calendar.

Written submissions about the proposed lease will be considered in accordance with Section 223 of the Act and must be received by the Corporate Strategy and Property Management Department, City of Greater Geelong, PO Box 104, Geelong VIC 3220 within 28 days of this notice.

Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre Operating hours: 8.00am to 4.15pm Location: Becks Road, Drysdale (off Murradoc Road) Contact: 5251 2935

Any person requesting to be heard in support of their written submission is entitled to appear in person or by a person acting on their behalf before a committee of Council, the day, time and place of which will be advised.

Geelong Resource Recovery Centre Operating hours: 7.30am to 4.15pm Location: 100 Douro Street, North Geelong Contact: 5272 2613

• View road closures. • Read Council news. It’s very user friendly; upload images, automatic location detection, a large list of typical services requests are pre-loaded; minimising the amount of typing required. The app is currently available on your Android and Apple mobile devices by searching ‘Geelong City’.


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PUBLIC NOTICES

Registrations are now open for Clean Up Australia Day. This is your chance to help clean up your local environment. There are three days that you may want to be part of: • Tuesday 26 February Business Clean Up Day • Friday 1 March

Schools Clean Up Day

• Sunday 3 March

Clean Up Australia Day

Anyone can be part of Clean Up Australia Day - either as part of a group or organisation, or as a volunteer at one of the many registered sites.

NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK 5-14 APRIL 2013

$500

All your group needs to do is:

PRIZES

• Select the site you are going to clean up. • Register the site and your group details on the website www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au or phone 1800 282 329. You will be sent a free Clean Up Kit including gloves and bags by Clean Up Australia. Registrations for sites within the City of Greater Geelong need to be completed by Friday 15 February 2013. If you do not belong to a group all you need to do is visit the website www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au to locate a Clean Up site in your area. Then simply turn up on the day with gloves, sturdy shoes, sunglasses and sun protection and sign-on as a volunteer. Any queries contact the City’s Waste Education Officer on 5272 4337.

DON’T HESITATE.

NOMINATE.

Nominate now at www.youthcan.vic.gov.au or call the City’s Youth Development Unit on 5272 4688. Nominations close 22 March 2013

The IMPETUS Geelong Youth Awards recognises young people who are making significant contributions in the areas of education, community, work, sport,culture, the arts and the environment.

SATURDAY 9 TO SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

CENTRAL GEELONG FARMERS MARKET

The Sustainable Living Festival is coming to Geelong as part of the 2013 State of Sustainability program. Regional cities throughout Victoria are hosting events to align with the Melbourne Sustainable Living Festival. Community groups and businesses in Geelong have pulled together 46 events over this two week period to raise awareness, inspire and educate.

SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY - 8.30AM-12.30PM LITTLE MALOP STREET CENTRAL

GEELONG BOTANIC GARDENS CLOSED TO PUBLIC FOR EVENT

Jason Roberts presents ‘The Better Block’ Australian Tour • Public lecture: Tuesday 19 February, 6.00pm-7.00pm, Percy Baxter Theatre, Deakin University (Waterfront Campus), Geelong

The Geelong Botanic Gardens will be closed between 3.00pm until 4.00pm Sunday 17 February for the set up of the twilight music event. The Gardens will re-open at 4.00pm for Music in the Gardens. Admission: $15 per person Concerts: 5.30pm-7.30 pm For more information visit http://friendsgbg.org.au or phone 5222 6053.

• Workshop: Wednesday 20 February, 9.00am-12.00pm, Courthouse Arts, corner of Gherighap and Lt Malop Street, Geelong The Central Geelong Farmers Market has been bringing the freshest produce and gourmet treats into the heart of Central Geelong for the past nine years. There’ll be lots of stalls offering the region’s best fruit and vegetables, chutneys, preserves, honey, locally baked breads, eggs, organic vegetables and meat, sauces, wine, cheese, olive oil, flowers, tea, coffee and much more.

Booking essential at http://innateecology.eventbrite.com.au/ For a calendar of the Geelong events go to: www.futureproofinggeelong.com For more information on the Sustainable Living Festival go to: www.festival.slf.org.au

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THE CITY PROUDLY SUPPORTS

GEELONG MULTI SPORT FESTIVAL ON THIS WEEKEND - WATERFRONT GEELONG


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CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS TEMPORARY CHANGED BUS SERVICES AND BUS STOPS Due to the road closures for the Geelong Multi Sport Festival on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 February, bus routes 10, 11 and 79 will be diverted to alternative bus stops. These include:

GEELONG MULTI SPORT FESTIVAL IT’S ON THIS WEEKEND! IT ALL BEGINS FRIDAY The Geelong Multi Sport Festival returns to the Waterfront this weekend. Back for the third year, this festival offers something for everyone to enjoy, from speed golf to fun runs, mini-triathlons, team events, ocean swim, treasure hunts and more! The Festival also benefits the Geelong Give Where You Live program, the events charity partner.

The Benders Bus Route 11 Geelong to Corio via North Shore will be diverted from The Esplanade to Mercer Street. The following services will be affected:

Tow away zones apply in Ritchie Boulevard and Upper Eastern Beach Road between Bellerine Street and Garden Street from 6.00am to 6.00pm. GEELONG - PORTARLINGTON ROAD DETOUR ADVICE SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY Detours will be in place for the closure of the Geelong - Portarlington Road from Garden Street, East Geelong to Grubb Road, Drysdale. Motorists will be detoured along Ormond Road, Bellarine Highway and then to Grubb Road (or vice versa.)

• Sunday 10 February - Inbound to Geelong between 7.55am and 3.55pm - Outbound to Geelong between 8.49am and 3.49pm

We appreciate your support and patience during the road closure period, which will ensure everyone’s safety. If you have any questions please contact the event organiser USM Events on 1300 651 680. Alternatively, visit www.usmevents.com.au or www.geelongaustralia.com.au

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The Waterfront and Central Geelong will be a buzz with excitement. Witness some amazing participation sports and multi award winning triathletes compete in the Geelong Multi Sport Festival. The cafes and restaurants are open. Come along and watch some of Australia’s best sportspeople compete!

For further information on the bus timetables please visit www.mcharrys.com.au/geelong_multi_sports.html, or www.cdcvictoria.com.au/geelong or www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au

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The event participants will be running and cycling on the roads. To ensure everyone’s safety, road closures, tow away zones and no standing areas will be implemented. For access arrangements during the event please refer to the maps for information relating to the events course.

TOW AWAY ZONES ON SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY

The Limeburners Boat Ramp will be closed between 6.00am and 2.00pm. The St Helens Boat Ramp in North Geelong will be open at all times.

• Saturday 9 February - Inbound to Geelong between 6.53am and 11.50am - Outbound from Geelong between 6.58am and 12.05pm

TEMPORARY CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS SATURDAY 8 TO SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY

Emergency access will be maintained at all times during the road closure period.

Vehicle access to the East Geelong Golf Course, Geelong Conference Centre and the Geelong Botanic Gardens will be unavailable between 6.00am and 2.00pm.

The Benders Bus Route 10 Geelong to Rosewall will be diverted from The Esplanade to Mercer Street. The following services will be affected:

• Sunday 10 February - Inbound to Geelong between 9.20am and 4.20pm - Outbound to Geelong between 9.28am and 4.28pm

Road closures are under the management of traffic controllers; please follow the directions they provide. Motorists may experience delays, while the participants are on the road.

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Our storages 83% after dry month Buckets&Bouquets JANUARY was dry in the Geelong region, with just 4.2mm of rain recorded over two days. The rain capped a 38-day dry period in the region, stretching from December 21 to January 26. However, January is often dry around Geelong. No rain fell in January 1878, with tiny totals from 1mm to 4mm peppering the historical records ever since. The rainless record is still 60 days, from January 28, 1891, to March 28, 1891. Our recently completed January also had no stormy or thundery days. Our main Otways water catchment was extremely dry. Beech Forest recorded only 22mm,

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was January 4, with a maximum 42.2C. The lowest overnight minimum was 9.6C on January 30 and lowest maximum was 20.1C on the 13th. The warmest overnight minimum was 19.5C on January 18. January recorded five days over 30C, which was a little below normal for January. No very windy days with gusts over 60km/h were recorded but at least two days, January 21 and 24, featured a smelly, smoky haze from the Gippsland fires that reached Geelong. A grassfire at Mt Duneed and a suspicious outbreak near the Barwon River at Belmont were the only fire threats in the district.

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BOUQUETS to ALDI Geelong West’s Nathan and staff for their care after I fell in the store in December. The manager rang me on January 23 to see how I was. Still A Happy ALDI Shopper, Geelong West

BUCKETS to event organisers for refusing to remove an electronic signboard that flashes long messages in bright colours, distracting drivers approaching traffic lights. Caroline, Ocean Grove

BUCKETS to a low-life who stole three tents overnight on 25 January. They had been set up to shelter athletes during Geelong Country Athletics Championships. I hope readers keep their eyes out for the tents, labelled Deakin Athletics, Bellarine or South Coast. Shady Search, Belmont

BOUQUETS to Bupa Newcomb’s staff for excellent care of our loved one who has passed away and her family. They are professionals with loving hearts. Extra thanks to the carer who came to the funeral. Camilleri, St Albans Park

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Community Calendar CROQUET - Croquet beginners course starting soon at Eastern Park Croquet Club. Enquiries 5278 2546. FELLOWSHIP - Bible fellowship forming in Norlane/Corio. All welcome. Enquiries 0420 910 763. CALISTHENICS - Ocean Grove Calisthenics College is offering free first class in February. Three-7 years Saturdays 9am, 8-9 Mondays 4pm, 10-12 Saturdays 11am, 13-16 Thursdays 6pm, 16 and older Tuesdays 6.30pm. Venue 123 The Avenue, Ocean Grove Recreation Hall. Enquiries 5253 3137 or 0438 055 679.

Friday MEDITATION - Spiritual teachings, self inquiry and study group with Swami Atmananda 7.30pm at 5 Daisy St, Newtown. Beginner to advanced levels. Enquiries 5229 4210. ART - Grovedale Rotary annual art exhibition opening 7-8.30pm at All Saints Hall, Noble St, Newtown. Opening night $15 entry. Also open Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm. Entry $2. Enquiries 5241 5527. ART - Spirit of the Staircase exhibition opens 6-10pm at Courthouse ARTS Kaleidoscope Gallery, cnr Gheringhap and Little Malop Sts. Collection of artworks by Stacey Williams and Riley McDonald. Show open business hours until 21 February.

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Sunday SERVICE - Divine service 3pm at Geelong Christian Spiritual Church, 10 St Albans Rd, East Geelong. Reiki healing 7pm Monday for $5. Spiritual development class 7.30pm Wednesday for $3. Enquiries 5248 4936. HISTORY - Steiglitz Historical Society open day 11am-3pm at former St Thomas’ Church, Meredith Rd, Steiglitz. Artefact collection, historic photos, society members present. Enquiries 5330 1357. SERVICE - Greater Geelong Spiritualist Centre Sunday service 10am at St Mary’s Tce, 190 Myers St. Enquiries 5244 3961. GARDEN - Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden event 10am-1pm at 38 Geelong Rd. Fruit

bobbing, strawberry and spoon races, food swap, stone fruit blind taste test, “Edible Barwon Heads” workshop. Free. Enquiries 5221 5444 or 0408 329 907. TENNIS - Barwon Heads Tennis Club open day from 11.30am. Coaching demonstrations, prizes, games, serve radar, free sausage sizzle. Enquiries www.tennis.com.au/vic.

Monday DANCING - Social ballroom dancing with CDs 7.30-10.30pm at Geelong Ballroom, Bayview Pde, Hamlyn Heights. Entry $7. Please bring a plate. All welcome. Enquiries 5281 1312 or 0422 776 711.

BLIND - Blind Citizens Australia meets 10.30am at The Carrington Hotel, cnr Myers and Yarra Sts, Geelong. Guest speaker from Victorian Equal Opportunities and Human Rights Commission. Family and friends welcome. Stay for lunch. Enquiries 5248 7407. DIABETES - Geelong Diabetes Support Group meets 2-4pm at Geelong Masonic Centre, Regent St, Belmont. Enquiries 0413 512 495.

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FOOD - Food swap 9-10.30am at Urban Bean Café, Labuan Square, Forster St, Norlane. Swap homegrown garden produce, eggs, honey and preserves. Enquiries 5275 4415. SHAREHOLDERS - Australian Shareholders Association Geelong branch meets 6-7.30pm at Geelong Football Club Members Room. Guest speaker. Seeking new members. Enquiries 0419 104 473. HEALTH - GRACE breast cancer support group meets 1-3pm at Geelong Private Hospital. Speaker Sanctuary Counselling’s Tara McInty.

DANCE - Life Activities Club Geelong dance 2.30-4.30pm at Belmont Pavilion, Barrabool Rd. Entry $5. All welcome. Enquiries 5251 3529. MEDITATION - Meditation and philosophy discussion 10am-midday at TOPS, 18 Price St, Torquay. Entry by gold coin. Enquiries 5264 7484. PHILOSOPHY - Philosophy café 2-4.30pm at Pear Tree Café, Gilbert St. Free. Enquiries 5264 7484. DANCE - Westcoast Seekers Club dance 8-11pm at Geelong RSL function room, Belmont. All welcome. Enquiries 5248 4903. SPIRITUALITY - Spiritual Development Circle 7.30pm at South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt Pleasant Rd, Belmont. All welcome. Entry $5. Enquiries 5244 3961.

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Pacific solutions I’D LIKE to thank Richard Worland for his letter in last week’s Independent and his interest in the Pacific. The Australian Government is committed to supporting Papua New Guinea and Pacific island countries build capacity and economic resilience. Around 25 per cent of our total overseas development assistance funds programs in this region. Through the work of our aid agency, AusAID, we are helping more mothers deliver their babies safely, ensuring more children attend school, giving more people access to safe water, better constructed roads and well-trained law enforcement officers and we are committed to improving safety and economic security for women in the Pacific. We provided immediate emergency assistance to the people of Fiji and Samoa in the wake of Cyclone Evan and stand ready to provide further assistance as needs arise. Closer to home, it is my great privilege as Member of Corio to see the progress being made in Geelong’s northern suburbs. The Federal Government has provided $16 million to build more than 70 homes in Norlane alone. We have funded improvements to GP services, public open spaces and community facilities. The Household Assistance package is helping families absorb increases in energy bills due to the carbon price and, to further help balance budgets, the Schoolkids Bonus is providing nearly 13,000 families in Geelong with cash assistance to help cover the costs of sending their children to school. I know this money is greatly appreciated and wisely spent. Richard Marles Member for Corio Parliamentary secretary for Pacific Island affairs

More details, please I READ with interest Melisse Clark’s cautionary letter in last week’s Independent about the adoption of euthanasia laws in the Netherlands. As Dutch law requires voluntary and persistent consent to be given before a doctor or the patient themselves can carry out the procedure, her friend’s story confirmed that even with such so-called safeguards in place terrible things can and will happen. I wondered whether Ms Clark could coax the friend referenced into divulging more details about this shocking case; details such as the year and city,

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MP’s ‘bollocks’ beyond doubt THE Independent last week reported Labor Member for Corangamite Darren Cheeseman saying: “I think people like the fact I’ve got a lot of bollocks”. Thinking my concept of the general usage of the word must have been wrong, I Googled it. The result said bollocks was a word of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning testicles.

The word is often used figuratively as a noun to mean nonsense, as an expletive or as an adjective to mean poor quality or useless. This was the word Mr Cheeseman used to describe himself. If he believes it about himself, why should we doubt him. Elizabeth Appleby Portarlington

hospital or care facility in which occurred and the illness the mother suffered. Of course, any references to newspaper articles, court proceedings, investigative actions and the like would only serve to heighten our level of awareness so that we might all be informed of the experience in other jurisdictions and the ramifications of passing euthanasia laws. I’m sure the Independent would not mind devoting a couple of inches to a follow-up article and that readers would find a lot more value in the discussion it would generate than they found in Ms Clark’s letter. I thank Ms Clark and look forward to any further developments. Gary Winbolt Newcomb

Apology demanded I WAS shocked and appalled to discover that Michael Spencer compared my writing to the Nazis (Letters, January 18). As a human, I am offended that I could be compared to such a sinister group of people. As a Jew, whose grandfather fled from the Nazis in the 1930s and who has faced my own share of anti-Semitism in my time, I was deeply hurt. I expect an unreserved apology from Mr Spencer. The offending letter was partially a response to my request that the Independent desist from printing letters from climate change sceptics. This might seem like censorship but it is not. The vast majority of scientists and the public accept the reality of climate change. My simple point was that printing so many letters from sceptics

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creates a false impression that there is an evenly balanced debate. The sceptics can have their say but their representation in the Independent is way out of proportion to their size. My second point is that this is a very serious issue, not a trivial, entertaining debate. Therefore, presenting a false sense of balance can only harm the effort of governments and scientists to encourage the public to respond to the difficult challenge of climate change. Gavin Brown East Geelong

Efforts up in smoke SEEING the horrific footage of recent bushfires and the damage they wrought on the nightly news was heartbreaking. I couldn’t help but notice the copious amount of smoke and carbon dioxide (CO2) being pumped into the atmosphere and wondered how this compared with the reduction targets set for human CO2 output. I also wondered that, given there are 20 active volcanoes constantly going off, just how effective really were targets set for carbon emission reductions. I suspect that, in the overall scheme of things, the puny efforts made by humanity would be offset to a large degree by natural events such as bushfires and volcanic eruptions. So why are we kidding ourselves that a carbon tax is going to help the climate one iota? It seems a grandiose exercise in futility. Alan Barron Grovedale

PETER Van Elden (Letters, January 18) wrote that he looked forward to the next anti-fluoridation “missile.” Actually, I would like to launch one for him. I challenge Mr Van Elden to read The Case Against Fluoride, by Dr Paul Connett, Dr James Beck and Dr Spedding Micklem. This book has been favourably reviewed by: Dr Arvid Carlsson, a Nobel Laurette in medicine; Dr Hardy Limeback, a former head of preventative dentistry at University of Toronto; and Dr Vyvyan Howard, Professor of Bioimaging and a medicallyqualified toxico-pathologist ate University of Ulster’s School of Biomedical Sciences. According to Prof Howard, the authors “have produced a well-researched, cogently argued and very readable text that summarises historical, political, ethical, toxicological and epidemiological scientific data behind drinking water fluoridation. The text is approachable by non-scientists and specialists, although an extensive technical bibliography is provided for those who wish to delve deeper”. Please, Mr Van Elden, get back to us with your own expert review of this text. Perhaps you would also care to explain to the people of Geelong why every argument presented in this book can be dismissed as baseless anti-fluoridation “ranting” and why Drs Carlsson, Limeback and Howard are “misinformed.” Please include your scientific qualifications alongside your expert analysis. Daniel Zalec Irymple

Education standstill THE first sentence of Australia’s constitution is: “Education shall be free and secular”. It is neither. Worse still, we now have our third generation of people who are functionally illiterate. We speak a dialect of English but we cannot spell it. In a town nearby is a shop with a sign saying ‘Stationary’. True – it is not going anywhere. J P McLarty Clifton Springs

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GLUTEN-FREE products are now available at Geelong gourmet eatery Meredith Bakery. Owner Ron Budd says foodies can now sample delicious, gluten-free bread at the store on the corner of Moorabool and Kilgour Sts. “This has long been on the drawing board for me because being gluten intolerant seems to be the fastest growing problem that I hear about. We’re just trying to do the best thing for our customer base.” Ron is excited about experimenting with creating gluten-free bread varieties including pumpkin and zucchini breads. “We’ll be looking at making different flavours to give our customers the same sort of adventure in gluten-free breads that we do in our other breads. We’re also moving into gluten-free cake items.” A gluten-free toastie filled with turkey, lamb, beef, smoked salmon or vegetarian ingredients is the perfect accompaniment to a coffee in a new Meredith Bakery refillable stainless steel coffee mug. “You can have a 16-ounce latte or cappuccino for just $4. That’s one of the best deals going around,” Ron says. Meredith Bakery offers a gourmet breakfast feast on weekends that has received such an overwhelming response that the café has rostered on extra

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Kids, parents to run for fun Sunday rd 3 March 2013

BELLARINE Rail Trail will host an annual day of Rotary family fun runs on March 3. Now in its fifth year, the increasingly popular event incorporates a kids’ fun run against the railway’s steam engine and a new adults’ event, Steamin’ Ahead. The adults will attempt to beat a steam train full of passengers from Queenscliff to Drysdale. The kids’ event will be at Drysdale, with the children running against a character steam engine. Commencing 8am at Queenscliff, the Steamin’ Ahead Fun Run can be run individually or in a relay team of three. The first of the eight children’s agedbased runs begins 9.45am, with the final starting 1.30pm at Drysdale Railway Station. Families can also enjoy delicious food, train truck rides, face-painting, crazy hair, an animal farm, rides and entertainment including The Mik Maks and Dazzling Dan live on centre stage. Local organisations will also put on various displays. Rotary Club of Highton Kardinia volunteers run the event with support from sponsors including Geelong and Colac Orthodontics, VicRoads, Fisher

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are installed by highly experienced and professionally accredited installers. Brendan Lukin, who recently purchased a solar hot water system through EcoChallenge@ home, says he attended an information session shortly after his previous unit broke down. “There were so many possibilities. We didn’t know what to do or who to talk to but council has done all the hard work in finding a reliable supplier and we knew we’d get a quality product

that had been tested,” he said. The City will host a number of free information sessions for residents to learn more about the program and how to reduce energy and water bills. Households can join the hundreds of others across Victoria already benefiting from the sustainable program by registering today for a free in-home sustainability assessment. Registrations and more information are available at enviroshop.com.au or by phoning 1300 206 113.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING FESTIVAL SATURDAY 9 TO SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY The Sustainable Living Festival is coming to Geelong as part of the 2013 State of Sustainability program. Regional cities throughout Victoria are hosting events to align with the Melbourne Sustainable Living Festival. Community groups and businesses in Geelong have pulled together 46 events over this two week period to raise awareness, inspire and educate. There will be a series of fascinating lectures hosted by Innate Ecology on Biomimicry, Urban Reaforestation, Passivehaus Principles and One Planet Living workshops for businesses, as well as the international keynote speaker for the festival Jason Roberts coming to Geelong to do a free public lecture and a workshop. Our local Transition Town groups are hosting food swaps, workshops and a film night, there will be garden tours on the Bellarine and in Lara. As well as wonderful workshops by local farmgate operations Magic Meadow and the Garden of Eaten covering topics ranging from how to make your own cheese, growing mushrooms, composting and building earth shelters. There really is something for everybody! SUSTAINABILITY STARTS WITH YOU How you build and run your home or business, how you source your food and how you transport yourself are all important ways you can affect your personal sustainability. Come along to these locally hosted events to see what you can do to help make a difference.

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Lingerie help for Valentine VALENTINE’S Day shoppers can enjoy personalised service by professional bra fitters at Milana’s Lingerie and Swimwear boutique. Owner Anita McCullough says her friendly team helps customers find the right lingerie to wear or a gift for loved ones this Valentine’s Day. Milana’s Lingerie stocks an extensive range of French intimates including well-known international brands Simone Perele, Chantelle and Empreinte. The store also stocks a range of silk intimates including Australian designer Sally Jones’ collections.

Anita urges women wanting to “look and feel their best” to visit Milana’s to be personally fitted by the store’s four experienced staff. “Myself, Tracey, Ornella and Pam understand that buying lingerie is a personal and emotional experience so we offer the highest standards of individual service.” Anita says up to 80 per cent or more of women are buying the wrong bra sizes, which can damage breasts. Customers should “ignore sizing labels and focus on enhancing their figure”, she adds. Anita encourages men “not to be afraid” to visit the store and

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Soak up sun in right dose A LITTLE bit of sun can do everyone’s health the world of good. That’s the message from Australian Skin Face Body’s Dr Ian Holten, who says Victorians are overdosing on the “Slip, Slop, Slap” message to the detriment of their vitamin D levels. “It’s a tricky balance. A recent study linked vitamin D deficiency with higher rates of breast cancer in southern Australia, so we’re realising now you need to get a little bit of sun,” Dr Holten says. “We know that vitamin D is essential for fighting everyday coughs and colds right through to preventing cancer, MS and heart disease.” Alarmingly, research out of Sydney has shown that vitamin D actually helps prevent skin cancer. Dr Holten warns that anyone who sun-baked as a child have potential for skin cancer but avoiding the sun in later life may actually do more harm than good. Harmful UVA rays are well-known to cause sun damage but UVB rays promote vitamin D production in the body, he explains. “If you stay out of the sun you reduce your immunity, so you’re not going to stop the skin cancers – you’re going to make them worse,” he says. Dr Holten recommends a visit to a GP to determine each individual’s appropriate dosage but about 2000 international units (IU) is average. A rough formula is to go out in the sunshine for about half the amount of time it would take an individual to burn, he says. Australian Skin Face Body’s GPs, specialist plastic surgeons and dermal therapists offer full skin cancer prevention and treatment options. Appointments are available by phoning 5221 8444 or visiting 50 Western Beach Rd, Geelong.

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Get expert care in golden years COSTA Court provides a new dimension of care and accommodation for the elderly. Each unit has one or two large bedrooms, a laundry, private garden and courtyard areas and a dining and lounge areas in an open-plan format with a modified kitchen. Costa Court also has a community dining room, a lounge, a recreation area, covered walkways, landscaped gardens and courtyards. The apartments are designed for residents who require extra care day-to-day and for others

Costa Court residents enjoy a secure, community atmosphere. wanting to free themselves of cooking, cleaning and heavy laundry.

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For further information contact Heather Burger at Uniting Aged Care Kalkee Ph: 5243 9566 95 Francis St, Belmont kalkee@uacvt.org.au

A RETIREMENT village on the Bellarine Peninsula offers possibly the cheapest waterfront homes in Australia. A secure, friendly and established community for the mature but young at heart, Pelican Shores Estate offers a range of new homes and sites close to thewaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s edge and only nine kilometers from central Geelong. Residents can relax on the deck of their brand new home while enjoying the beautiful waters off the Bellarine Peninsula. An unlimited variety of designs and styles of manufactured homes is available, with buyers able to add personal touches to suit individual tastes and needs. Pelican Shores Estate pro-

The pristine peninsula water views on offer from Pelican Shores. vides something for everyone. Residents can keep active with facilities including a swimming pool and spa, a boating club, an outdoor chess set, lawn bowls, a community centre, a village garden and an active social committee.

The opportunity to develop new friendships and enjoy anindependent lifestyle with theability to hook up a caravan and hit the open road is an attractive option. Residents have peace of mindknowing their home and lifestyle is protected by a longterm site agreement. With no legal costs or council rates to pay, they rest easy knowing that the cost of living in such a village can be kept to a minimum. Residents might even be eligible for government assistance. Prospective residents can meet the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friendly staff and soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful water front location by visiting the estate at 300 Clifton Ave, Leopold, or phoning 5250 1382.

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A Homestyle care package HOMESTYLE Aged Care Facilities offers residents an environment established to reflect and provide a safe home-like ambience. Residents enjoy their own generously proportioned single room with a private ensuite incorporating safety features. They also have access to lounge areas for group settings or intimate lounges for meeting family and friends. A small, private dining room is available for special occasions, while courtyards provide opportunities to enjoy sunshine and outdoor activities.

Homestyle facilities include activity areas for games, craft, social functions and occasional movies. A chapel or other facilities are included for religious services. When a Homestyle facility becomes home, residents are encouraged to maintain their independence and to exercise freedom of choice while being supported by friendly staff. Residents are provided with 24-hour-a-day holistic care by qualified staff. All staff are subjected to a rigorous recruitment process including police, reference and work

experience checks. Residents are encouraged and supported to continue their community and allied health contacts. Access to physiotherapists, podiatrists and allied health professionals is maintained. Meals are prepared on site with fresh ingredients. Residents’ interests also integrated in a day-to-day leisure and lifestyle program within the facility. Homestyle facilities offer flexible visiting hours for family and friends, while residents are welcome to join a regular happy hour to unwind after their busy day.

“When a Homestyle facility becomes your home, you are encouraged to maintain your independence and exercise freedom of choice while being supported by friendly qualified staff”.

• Safe homelike ambience • Home cooked meals • 24 hr RN Division 1 care and supervision • Activities program • Flexible visiting hours for family and friends • Single rooms with ensuites • Access to physiotherapists, podiatrists and allied health professionals

Super way for couples to split IT HAS been possible for some years now for spouses to split the net superannuation contributions on an annual basis. This includes employer and salary sacrifice contributions. The main benefit is the potential to get access to the funds sooner. This situation can arise

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Call Charlie 0413 580 990 or 5255 5749

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Ph: 5229 2517

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C & C ORIGINALS No maintenance job is too small for C&C Originals Painting and Maintenance. Qualified tradesmen can complete many kinds of work including painting, bathroom renovations, timber and plaster repairs and gate repairs. Changing tap washers, replacing weatherboards and refitting doors are just some examples. Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula residents in need of repairs to their homes can count on C&C Originals Painting and Maintenance to help. The family-run business is customer-focussed, fair and affordable. “It doesn’t matter how small the job is, we’ll come and look after the customer. We don’t knock back work because of the size of the job,” David says. Tradesmen will visit customers’ homes within 24 hours of a call for a quote. C&C Originals’ tradesmen always use top-grade products and all work is guaranteed. All workers have working with children certification and clear police checks. Contact: 5242 8166

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KITCHEN TABLE, with 4 chairs, pine, round, table, 105cms diameter pedastal, EC, $150. 52511818. DIVE SUIT, size 5/5ml, long Johns, jacket, used twice, as new, $275. 0434 344 283.

DOG KENNELS – ALL SIZES Solid timber, insulated Colorbond roof. Ex lge suit Shepherd $160 Lge suit big Lab $135 Med $90 Sm $50

CARPET RUNNER, (8m), matching rug (2mx3m), EC, attractive. $400. 52419269, 0430 144 070. Belmont. CHAIRS, kitchen, colonial, wooden. $130. 5221-2501. Newtown.

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BIKE, ladies, Centurion racer, VGC. $200ono. Phone: 5241-4819.

DESK, teak laminate, 3 drawer, 123cmL x 58cmW x 76cmH, lamp chair, EC, $40, 0418 539 264. Highton.

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Harvey Norman stores are operated by independent franchisees. Available only in NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA & WA Metro areas. *1. Tech2Home Pty Limited ACN 105 020 906 is an independently owned and operated entity. Trademarks embodying the words “Harvey Norman” are owned by Harvey Norman Retailing ACN 010 542 524 and used under licence by Tech2Home Pty Limited ACN 105 020 906.

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BEDROOM SUITE, children's bed, mattress, dressing table with mirror, bedside table and desk, all purple, GC. $1,800ono. 0422 875 738. Highton.

DESK, small, GC, 4 drawers, side shelves. $30. 5244-1322.

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BED, single, iron frame, blue colour, 1900 x 900cm, arched headrest 780cm, new, includes mattress, $120ono. 52242735 or 0416 709 983. Geelong West.

COUCH, very comfortable, leather look, bone coloured, $50. 5282-5405.

Computer Repairs

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WHITEGOODS, wall oven, Westinghouse, fan forced, chest freezer, dishwasher, GC. $450ono the lot. 5282-1038.

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Ph: Steve Kelly 5241 3141, 0408 525 181 or Bill (son) 0421 823 801 Email: plumber@pipeline.com.au

Sam 0402 310 506 or 5275 3897

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• Have your gas heating tested for carbon monoxide leakage • Blocked drains cleared • Hot water changeovers • Re-roofs & spouting

COMPUTER, 2GB ram, 320GB, HD, 2x DVDRW, wireless keyboard/mouse, 22” screen, Windows Vista. $240. 0438 513 974. Clifton Springs.

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AIR CONDITIONER, portable, 3.5KW, all accessories, cost $600, sell $275. 5278-2639.

CAR RADIO, Pioneer, multi function, CD, FM tuner, 45 x 4, new. $25. 5245-7381.

No job too big or too small. Ph: Clint 0438 536 431

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BRICKS, 1,700, seconds, some masonry, some cream, 40 cents a brick. Phone 5222-3979.

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SWEDISH RELAXATION MASSAGE, Werribee, 7 days, 10am-8pm, cost $40. Appointment needed. Students half price. 0425 805 090.

GARAGE SALES Having a Garage Sale?

GARDEN HOSE, Nylex, ideal for Hobby farm, 100m long on mobile metal reel and stand with fitting, GC. $300. 0438 782 022.

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SCOOTER, mobility, electric, 4 wheel, 40km range, brand new. $1,900. 0408 658 985. SECURITY DOOR, new. $120ono. 5278-9167. Bell Park.

SNOWBOARD, Nidecker, with carry case, Swiss made, with boot fittings. $500. 0403 661 236.

STAIRLIFT, Stannah 240, straight stairlight RHS up, wireless controls top and bottom, covers 4.2m, can be extended, $750. 0408 990 929. TEN PIN, ball, size 7b shoes, bag. $25. 52457381.

TV LG, large, set top box, DVD player, EC, 2 remotes. $195ono. 52785756. North Geelong. TV, Voxson, HD, 22’’, DVD, and tuner, new in box, $290. 5224-2735 or 0416 709 983. Geelong West. VACUUM CLEANER, Kirby, Sentria, 6 months old, hardly used, $1,600ono. 0438 382 042.

WALL UNIT, 3’6” W, double glass doors, top and bottom. Bonus office chair fee. $30. 0425 794 644. WESTERN HEIGHTS, girl’s uniform, kilt, shirts, dresses, larger size, VGC. $200obo. 0405 210 945.

WETSUIT, Rip Curl Steamer, chest zip, size large, 3/2, brand new. Retail $580, sell $375. 0424 065 525. Anglesea. WHEELCHAIR, hardly used, near new condition $160ono. 5243-2003.

ANTIQUES ANTIQUE LINEN, lace, vintage designer clothing, house lot, antique framed prints, was $2,500, sell $1,500. 0418 382 989. TABLE, round cedar, Victorian, centre column. 120cm - 4ft, seats 6-8, VGC. $600. 5243-7517. Highton.

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Winslow Constructors Pty Ltd is a successful, dynamic and progressive multi-disciplined Civil Contractor. We are seeking to fill the positions for Excavator Operators in the North, South East and Western Areas of Melbourne. Excellent conditions of employment supported by comprehensive training programs. Generous remuneration packages will be negotiated with successful applicants. Applications to: Email: winslow@winslow.com.au Website: www.winslow.com.au Fax: 9358 7701

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$60 CARPET CLEAN 3 rooms and hall. Phone Tony 0423 473 595.

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LOST & FOUND If you are interested, please call COCKATIEL FOUND, very tame, found in Highton area. Call: 0408 123 518.

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Friday, 8 February, 2013 Page 39

IndySport Indy Sport Flathead, gummies rewarding keen anglers On the

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Brian Long

FLATHEAD action continued over the past week in both Corio and Port Phillip Bays. George Sutton found the action fast and furious on the run up to high tide in the mouth of Swan Bay, landing nine flathead to 3.2kg. Chris Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shea also fished the Swan Bay area, taking reasonable numbers of quality flathead on Berkley Gulp soft plastics. Neil Ricketts drifted the edge of Coles Channel for a healthy catch of fish around 40cm and three over 55cm on blue bait and squid. Noel West casting soft plastics from the shore between Clifton Springs and Hermsley, catching four flatties over 1kg each. Lure enthusiast Garry Knott reported a similar result from the shore but closer to Alcoa, with his best a 64cm rock flathead. Tye Matthews targeted snapper at Wilson Spit but instead caught a 9.6kg gummy shark. Many anglers boated gummies but most were small. Patience was rewarded with better fish, especially at Wilson Spit and the 20m drop off out from St Leonards after dark. Justin Savage fished off Mt Eliza, a renowned gummy area, where he caught a 1.7m fish. The same area also produced a 1.4m gummy for Ben Shorten. Squid were taken on the shallow grass beds off Hermsley, with bag-limit captures were common for anglers using small darkcoloured jigs.

Silver trevally over 1.5kg were taken at Queenscliffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cut on soft plastics such as Atomic grubs in the Motor Oil colour or on Gulp turtleback worms. Queenscliffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s salmon action improved close to The Rip where fish to almost 3kg were taken by a variety of methods. Trolling worked but casting to the fish was better. Kingfish captures continued to be limited, although Stan Porter caught two of 6.6kg and 6.1kg while casting small lures into a surface bust up in 12m off Portsea. Surf anglers caught quality salmon on lure from the rock platforms either side of Lorne, with the best results on the high tides. Bait anglers in the same area landed some nice snapper and whiting in the evenings.

In freshwater, Lake Tooliorook again produced rainbow and brown trout. Trolling Tassie Devils was best when performed close to shore. Lake Purrumbete again produced some of the best trout fishing, with successful anglers either trolling or fishing mudeye under bubble floats in close to Shag Rock. Fish over 3kg were among the captures. Paul Stevenson fished close to Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park Bridge where he found that the carp were fussy, taking only unweighted baits of bread. He grassed six, the biggest an impressive 9.4kg. Send reports and photos to info@ raylongtackle.com.au or visit Brian at Ray Longâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fishing World, 105 Shannon Ave, Manifold Heights.

Final hope on the line GEELONG Cricket Club kept its slim finals hopes alive with a sterling performance against Camberwell last Saturday. The Magpies batted first, reaching 45 without loss before Jake Reed and Dom McGlinchey combined for a smart run-out. Veteran bowler Marc Carson took control, taking four quick wickets to reduce the hosts to 5/57. Camberwell dug deep for a 110run stand before Carson cleaned up the tail. The paceman finished with 7/40 from 18 overs as the Magpies set Geelong 220 for victory. The Cats faced 14 overs to finish day one but lost both openers without scoring a run. James Crosthwaite and Hayden Butterworth again steadied the ship to finish on 2/83 at stumps. Geelong Cricket Association has two rounds remaining, without a clear premiership favourite. The young Newtown & Chilwell side has improved this season but three losses on the trot means its game against East Belmont this round is the last chance to stay in finals contention. Grovedale has recovered from a horror start to the season to win five of its past six games buts plays in-form Leopold. St Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is the other team fighting for the last finals spot and takes on

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