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Good sports: The Independent’s Tony Galpin and Dean Trevorrow, of festival organiser USM Events, launch the Superkidz Triathlon with the help of Will, 10, Holly, 10, and Angus, 8. Picture: Tommy Ritchie 74243
THE INDEPENDENT will give children the chance to test their potential as tri-athletes during February’s Geelong Multi Sport Festival. The newspaper has signed on as naming rights sponsor for the festival’s Geelong Independent Superkidz Triathlon, featuring distances tailored to children aged seven to 13. All entrants will be winners, with entry including an event singlet, a finisher’s medallion, a bag of goodies and chances to win random draw prizes. Independent managing editor Tony Galpin said the Superkidz Triathlon would be lots of fun. “It’s all about riding, swimming and running over lengths ideal for kids,” he said. “As well as a fun day out on Geelong’s waterfront, the Superkidz Triathlon will be a great opportunity for children to find out whether they’d like to go further in this wonderful sport. “The Independent’s rapt to be involved in a community event helping kids get involved in sport.” Geelong Multi Sport Festival will also feature events with shorter-than-usual distances for older participants. A fun run, a bay swim and short-form triathlons for individuals, teams and relay groups will give further opportunities for participants to test themselves and their potential in the sport. A range of entertainment and activities will also feature during the festival, from February 10 to 12. More information and entry forms are available at geelongmultisport.com.au.
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they avoid losing customers among the Muslim community but they don’t advertise it.” Federal MP for the Western Australian seat of Cowan, Luke Simpkins, told parliament last week that Australian consumers were being “deceived” because halal meat was not labelled. Mr Simpkins called for clear labelling of halal meat. Mr Conway said the impact of some stunning methods on ani-
mals was difficult to judge. Almost all slaughtermen were now Muslims registered with Islamic Council of Victoria so they could bless the knife and perform the ritual slaughter, he said. Liberal Member for Western Victoria Simon Ramsay said he was aware some abattoirs used pre-slaughter stunning and some stunned the animal immediately after cutting the throat. “My own view is that stunning
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only be used under halal slaughter if it did not cause animals to bleed. But many abattoirs had stopped stunning because it often drew first blood, rendering the animal non-halal, he said. “You would be hard pressed to find a place now that didn’t use halal slaughtering,” Mr Conway said. “The meat is distributed to all the major supermarket chains so
BY JOHN VAN KLAVEREN MOST MEAT from Geelong’s only abattoir is now halal, according to a union representative. Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union assistant secretary Paul Conway said MC Herd had joined a majority of Australian slaughterhouses in adopting halal practices. But many were killing animals without stunning them first, he said. Mr Conway said stunning could
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November rain ends soaked spring AFTER a dry start to November and spring generally, the end came with a climactic boom. In fact, November delivered Geelong with over 120mm of rain, well over double the average. In a remarkable downpour, the 24 hours ending 9am last Sunday produced over 100mm fall in Geelong’s eastern suburbs and on the Bellarine Peninsula. Breakwater recorded 27mm between 1pm and 2pm and 90mm in 24 hours. Most the urban area escaped the bulk of the deluge but severe flash flooding event caused clean-up problems right across town. It was a November record for Geelong’s highest 24-hour rainfall. The previous was 63mm in 1978. The cause of last Saturday’s dump was an intense, deepening low-pressure system that developed in northern Victoria after retrogressing from the northeast. As it moved southeast the inner-eastern flank found the Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula area in the firing line. Then the system caught up with the district again as it continued southeast, with the wrap-around
BY MICHELLE HERBISON STATE funding cuts threaten the quality of seniors’ health programs in the region, according to Bellarine Community Health. Spokesperson Liz Womersley said she was disappointed Health and Aging Minister David Davis had refused in parliament to restore funding for a Living Longer Living Stronger funding program for seniors. Ms Womersley said the “important” program funded over-50s strength training activities. “Our health centre provides training for over 350 older adults, allowing them to stay healthy into
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She said the Government failed to allocate money for Living Longer Living Stronger in Victoria’s May budget after funding lapsed in July. The program would cost approximately $1.4 million over four years, she said. Mr Davis said the funding had served its purpose to establish programs. “The funding was not used to subsidise or pay for the actual running of any strength and fitness programs. “There is limited need for ongoing support for the sector to establish them.”
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BY JOHN VAN KLAVEREN VICTORIAN clubs and pubs will have their first rally against mandatory gaming machine pre-commitment in Geelong next week, according to a football leader. Geelong and District Football League president Neville Whitley said Buckley’s Entertainment Centre would host the rally to drive home a message to federal Labor MPs Darren Cheeseman and Richard Marles. “Darren Cheeseman only holds a small majority, so we want to let him know that if this goes ahead he might not be in parliament next year,” Mr Whitley said. “The politicians have been invited but there has been resounding silence
from them so far.” Mr Whitley said the rally hoped to fill Buckley’s auditorium to “overflowing”, replicating rallies in New South Wales and Queensland. The proposed gambling limit would hurt the community, he warned. “Clubs and pubs put a lot back into the community. This idea will significantly limit support for football and netball clubs and for a lot of smaller sports clubs.” The Independent reported in September that proposed spending limits on pokies players would cost the community hundreds of thousands of dollars in support. Buckley’s chief Michael Tonks told the paper that the proposal would “cru-
cify” the centre and its $300,000 return to sport leagues. Mr Whitley said the rally would feature guest speakers including Australian Hotels Association president Peter Burnett, Football Geelong chief Lee Hartman and Clubs Victoria executive director Richard Evans. “Mandatory pre-commitment is not the right way to go because it will only stop smaller punters who like to have a bit of a flutter,” Mr Whitley said. “Problem gamblers could easily set an unrealistic limit and just keep playing. “It will create a downturn in business and employment and have a flow on effect to suppliers and others who rely on pubs and clubs for business.”
Cats’ ‘home’ GEELONG Cats will have a new “exclusive training venue” in the city’s Armstrong Creek urban growth area under a partnership arrangement with a business park, according to club chief executive officer Brian Cook. He said the agreement with Keystone Business Park would deliver an indoor training facility and an “MCG-sized” oval, with the Cats taking freehold ownership in 2013.
Mr Cheeseman, Member for Corangamite, said he was considering holding his own forum on problem gambling. “I’ve been doing lot of work to find out the extent of problem gambling in Corangamite,” he said. “I’ve become really concerned at the extent of the problem after talking to a number of people affected.” Mr Marles, Member for Corio, said a one-sided meeting at Buckley’s would lack legitimacy. “If they’re serious about discussing all aspects of the very real issue of problem gambling then they will also talk about the cost of gambling addiction to the families and the community.”
HEAVY rain last weekend generated almost 100 calls for help in the Geelong region, according to an SES spokesperson. The spokesperson said the Bellarine Peninsula was the hardest hit, with 40 calls, while units were also busy responding to four “serious road crash rescues” during the downpour.
Evans award BARWON Heads’ Cadel Evans has won a 2011 Victorian Sportsperson of the Year award. The reigning Tour de France champion also won his fifth Victorian Male Athlete of the Year award during a presentation night at Melbourne’s Crown Entertainment Complex on Monday night.
Bridge honour A POLICEMAN who died on duty at North Geelong now has a bridge named in his honour, federal Member for Corio Richard Marles has announced. Mr Marles said Thompson Bridge, over Geelong’s bypass on the Midland Hwy, honoured Sergeant Russell Thompson who died in 1987 when a passing vehicle struck him as he stopped motorist for a routine licence check.
Trees chopped WORKERS will cut down native trees too close to powerlines along the Barwon River in Geelong, according to the region’s water catchment manager. Corangamite Catchment Management Authority said “exotic varieties” in Belmont’s Frederick Morton Reserve also faced the chop, with the work starting this week and taking around a month.
Soccer coup SOME OF Australia’s best female soccer players will compete at Simonds Stadium this Saturday, according to Geelong Mayor John Mitchell. He said Melbourne Victory Women would take on Newcastle Jets from 3am in the second Westfield W-League match at the stadium.
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BY ERIN PEARSON FRIENDSHIP was the winner when Geelong hosted three seniors cricket teams from England this week, according to Graham Mulroney. The Geelong Over 60 Cricket secretary said the Aussies won two of the matches, while England was too good against an Australian over-60s side in the third. “The day was all about enjoying
yourself at this time of life, developing new friendships and staying healthy,” Mulroney said. “Once the games were all over people just wanted to enjoy the company of one another.” Mulroney donned the whites for the Geelong over-60s against England 2 at Highton’s Stinton Oval. His side’s win made the day “extra special”.
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“We were chasing runs but the boys put the foot on the pedal and, with one over to go, we caught them. “Many of the English team played county-level cricket, so to be able to knock them off was a feather in our cap. “We’re not playing for sheep stations at this age but we’ll be talking about it for a long time to come.” Mulroney said Belmont’s Robert Agg was captain of the losing
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all burglaries within the police service area (PSA) and has made a number of significant arrests in recent month,” he said. The statistics provided to the Independent showed 224 burglary reports across Geelong West, Herne Hill and Manifold Heights. East Geelong, Breakwater and
New-comb area recorded the same figure. Geelong, South Geelong and Newtown’s postcode 3220 recorded 268. The Independent reported in May that police feared resurgence in heroin use had contributed to an “epidemic” of crime in the city.
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BY ERIN PEARSON POLICE caught and charged more than 600 burglars as part of a major crackdown in the past year, according to statistics prepared for the Independent. The statistics showed police caught and processed 617 alleged offenders after receiving 1597 reports of burglaries between October, 2010, and September. Postcode 3214, covering Corio, Norlane and North Shore, recorded the most burglary reports, 445, and charged 150 alleged offenders. Postcode 3216, covering Belmont and Freshwater Creek, was second with 436 burglaries and processed 165 alleged offenders. Geelong Police Acting Local Area Commander Carl Peers said arrests of a number of repeat offenders should help make “significant inroads” in preventing burglaries. “The public has been great in helping identify people seen acting suspiciously and reporting it to us,” Insp Peers said. Another set of statistics released on Wednesday showed a 45.5 per cent rise in non-residential burglaries around Geelong, up 305, between October 2010 and September. Thefts from motor vehicles jumped 32.1 per cent and robberies 20.5 per cent. Geelong Police Inspector Chris Gawne said extra officers would be stationed across the region to assist with an influx of visitors over summer. “The Crime Investigation Unit has put together a special taskforce dedicated to investigating
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Staff ‘cleared’ BY JOHN VAN KLAVEREN AN INVESTIGATION has cleared Nelson Park special school of mistreating students, according to parents. They said a letter from Education Department regional director Grant Rau this week also warned them to keep the contents confidential. The department announced last month it would investigate allegations school staff used excessive force on students. Parents and teachers had alleged students were forced to participate in boot camp-style punishments. The letter came as a department spokesperson revealed to the Independent that a review into special school provision in the region was almost complete.
“The review is designed to help the department determine its approach to special school education in the medium to long-term in the Geelong area,” the spokesperson said. Corio ward councillor Kylie Fisher welcomed the review but questioned why it lacked consultation with regional stakeholders. “Growth on the Bellarine and at Waurn Ponds and Grovedale will mean there is a need for another school,” Cr Fisher said. “It would be great to see the outcomes of the review and for them to be made public. “It would also be great for there to be an opportunity for community input. So far nothing has come through council or its disability advisory committee.” Meanwhile, parents have rejected Hendy St as the best site
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The International Volunteers Day Morning Tea will be an opportunity to celebrate the varied and invaluable contribution volunteers make to our community.
If you would like more copies of the calendar to send to family or friends, contact us on 5272 5272.
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Cash transactions only on the day. Prepayment is available at the City’s Customer Service Centres. Cats must be in an enclosed container. Dogs must be on lead. For more information go to www.geelongaustralia.com.au/residents/animals
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If you have any questions or would like further details in relation to the event or the road closures, please contact the event organisers on 0416 686 975. If you would prefer to speak to a City of Greater Geelong officer, call 5272 4254 during business hours.
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The event organisers have worked closely with the Department of Transport, McHarry’s and Benders Bus Services to manage the bus diversions required for the event.
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Vehicle access to and from Limeburners Boat Ramp will not be allowed, however the event organisers have arranged to absorb the fees at St Helens Boat Ramp during the road closure period.
Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
Geelong-Portarlington Road is one of the roads being used during the event, please use detour route via Bellarine Highway.
Little Malop Street (between Union and Moorabool Streets) will be closed temporarily from 7.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday 10 December 2011.
On Sunday 4 December from approximately 8.30am until 1.30pm the roads shown on the course map will be closed to ensure that the event is conducted safely.
SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2011
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For further information call the City on 5272 5272 or go to our website www.geelongaustralia.com.au
Parking is available along the City’s Waterfront including Upper Hearne Parade in Eastern Park.
The meeting is open to the public.
Emergency access will be available at all times.
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Details of issues to be considered will be available on the City’s website www.geelongaustralia.com.au
Ritchie Boulevard will be closed from approximately 2.00pm to 8.00pm on Saturday 3 December.
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The next meeting of the Greater Geelong City Council will be held at the Council Conference and Reception Centre, City Hall, Little Malop Street, Geelong on Tuesday 13 December commencing at 7.00pm.
The entertainment program includes a fireworks display at approximately 9.30pm. We recommend that pet owners ensure that their animals are safe and secure.
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The Momentum Denis Walter Carols by the Bay is a free family Christmas concert held on Eastern Beach Reserve on Saturday 3 December.
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2011
We offer excellent employment conditions and opportunities to further your career. To view available positions, apply or obtain a position description, visit our website www.geelongaustralia.com.au or phone 5272 4273.
PUBLIC NOTICES GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA PRESENTER PETER MADDISON
NOTICE OF APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT
NOW COMING IN EARLY 2012 Host of TV architecture show Grand Designs Australia, Peter Maddison will give a free talk on smarter home design as part of the City of Greater Geelong’s Future Proofing Geelong program.
The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C127 (Part 2) to the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme.
DATE CHANGE Please note Peter’s seminar has been shifted from Thursday 8 December 2011 as advertised in the December edition of Community Update. Instead his talk will be in early 2012 - time and date to be confirmed. SMART HOME DESIGN FOR ARMSTRONG CREEK Peter Maddison is founding principal of Maddison Architects and has a rare ability to explain complex architectural concepts in simple terms. He is also a passionate advocate for design choices that result in reduced energy bills over the life-cycle of a home. Peter’s talk will appeal to those planning to build in Armstrong Creek or anyone interested in making smarter choices when building a new home. Time and date of the Peter Maddison seminar will be advertised in City News and at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/armstrongcreek nearer to the event. To receive further information and to register your interest email us as email@example.com
AMENDMENT C127 PART 2 FLOOD OVERLAYS
Original’s in: Band booking agents Andre Trosky and Steven Nichols. Picture: Tommy Ritchie 74249
The Amendment came into operation on 24 November 2011 when the notice of approval was published in the Government Gazette. The amendment refines the extent of land affected by the Land Subject to Inundation Overlay in catchments generally located in the Little River, Point Wilson and Avalon areas, and refines the extent of land affected by the Special Building Overlay in catchments generally located in Corio, Norlane, North Shore, Rippleside, North Geelong, Bell Park, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Geelong West, Newtown, Geelong and Barwon Heads.
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A copy of the amendment can be inspected at: • Department of Planning and Community Development website www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/publicinspection • Myers Street Customer Service - 131 Myers Street Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm PETER ALLEN Executive Director - Statutory Planning Systems Reform Department of Planning and Community Development
HAVE YOUR SAY NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF AMENDMENT AMENDMENT C220 - AUTHORISATION A02100 ALKARA AVENUE AND MILL ROAD, LARA (LARA RECREATION RESERVE) The City of Greater Geelong Council has prepared Amendment C220 to the Greater Geelong Planning Scheme. In accordance with section 8A(3) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised the City of Greater Geelong Council as planning authority to prepare the amendment. The land affected by the amendment is: 10 and 18 Alkara Avenue and 8-10 Mill Road Lara.This land forms part of the Lara Recreation Reserve. The amendment proposes to: Rezone the Council land from Rural Living Zone to Public Park and Recreation Zone to support the adopted Lara Recreation Reserve Master Plan. You may inspect the amendment, any supporting documents and the explanatory report at the following locations:
CORIO NORLANE STRUCTURE PLAN PUBLIC EXHIBITION In partnership with State Government we have prepared a draft structure plan for the communities of Corio and Norlane. The plan will provide a strategic planning framework and guide for investment in public and private sector works. Through consultation with the community, local agencies and organisations people have identified aspects that have the potential for positive change. These are related to housing, business and improving the look and feel of our streets. HAVE YOUR SAY If you have an interest in the future of Corio Norlane, please give us your feedback on the draft plan. The plan can be viewed at: • ‘Have a Say’ section of the City’s website www.geelongaustralia.com.au/council/yoursay • Corio Customer Service - Corio Shopping Centre, Shop 4k, 83a Purnell Road Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
• Myers Street Customer Service - 131 Myers Street Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm • ‘Have a Say’ section of the City’s website www.geelongaustralia.com.au/council/yoursay
• Corio Library - Cnr Cox Road and Moa Street, Norlane Monday and Friday - 10.00am to 8.00pm, Tuesday to Thursday - 10.00am to 5.30pm, Saturday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
• Department of Planning and Community Development website www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/publicinspection
• Myers Street Customer Service - 131 Myers Street Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 5.00pm
For further information call 5272 4820.
Submissions close Friday 17 February 2012.
Any person affected by the amendment may make a submission to the Planning Authority. Submissions close Monday 6 February 2012. Send submissions to: The Coordinator - Strategic Implementation unit City of Greater Geelong, PO Box 104, Geelong VIC 3220 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Please be aware that all submissions received will be made publicly available for consideration as part of the planning process. Submissions can be viewed at City of Greater Geelong, Ground Floor, 131 Myers Street, Geelong until the end of two months after the amendment comes into operation or lapses. Anonymous submissions will not be considered. Where do you take visitors when they come to Geelong? What makes you most proud of our city? We’d like to hear your thoughts on what makes Geelong the best place to live.
BY ERIN PEARSON ORIGINAL live music is resurgent in Geelong, according to a young pair of booking agents. Spinning Half Studio directors Steven Nichols and Andre Trosky said their bookings of five-time ARIA award winner Boy and Bear and international hip-hop star Xzibit highlighted the trend back to original acts. The resurgence was also making Geelong’s nightlife “sophisticated” as patrons became accustomed to paying about $40 a ticket, they said. Mr Nichols said he began work on bringing live music to Geelong after moving to Melbourne in search of gigs. “We were spoilt for choice at any bar any night of the week in Melbourne but when we came back here we were given nothing,” he said. “Geelong has got motivated again, though. “Six-hundred and 10 people bought tickets to see Boy and Bear on a Wednesday night and we sold 200 tickets in 24 hours to Parkway Drive and the gig isn’t even until next year! “That’s never happened before.” Mr Trosky said Geelong was developing an international reputation among musicians for its hospitality. “Before, people were thrown beer and crappy entertainment but that scene’s disappearing. “Bands are saying we have the best hospitality in the country and that’s why they come back.” Acorn Productions managing director Michael Ward said musicians loved playing in Geelong. “Ross Wilson voted Waterfront Cafe the second best venue in Australia after The Espy,” Mr Ward said. “I’m not convinced original live music has made a huge resurgence in Geelong because so many venues have neglected it for so long but I hope it will, I really do. “Geelong is an important leg on the touring list, so I’d really encourage venues to come on board and for council to open up parks and gardens for these events, which it hasn’t done in the past.”
Send submissions to: The Coordinator - Strategic Implementation unit City of Greater Geelong, P O Box 104, Geelong VIC 3220 or by e-mail to email@example.com INFORMATION SESSIONS Local information sessions will be held in late January and February 2012. These sessions will be advertised closer to the date. If you have any questions on the draft structure plan contact: • Liz Everist, Corio Norlane Project Officer on 5272 5062 or • Peter Schembri, Strategic Planner, City of Greater Geelong on 5272 449.
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Former handyman and manager, Alan’s now at home as a resident BY JOHN VAN KLAVEREN ABERVALE resident Alan Mason has come full circle in his 30 years at the retirement village. He started as a handyman, graduated to manager and now happily calls the place home. For 30 years 79-year-old Mr Mason witnessed Abervale transform from eight hectares of a Grovedale paddock to a thriving community of more than 300 residents. “When the development at Abervale started some 30 years ago they needed a handyman,” he said. “Being a local guy and having only just recently retired from farming, I was in a position to offer a spare hand when needed.” In a few years Alan’s responsibilities at the village began to
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Alan officially retired from duties in 2000 but kept active, even penning a book about Abervale. “I feel truly blessed to have been a part of Abervale’s rich history and found it only fitting to document the story. “Initially we only printed 200 books. However, I still get requests for it from time to time, so I guess I might have to commission a reprint.” Now that the Masons have retired they are enjoying the next chapter in life at Abervale, spending more time with friends and family. “Looking back to those first few years when work began on that paddock, who would have thought we’d still be here 30 years later,” Alan said.
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Librariesâ€™ â€˜fine foodsâ€™ now is a great opportunity to give a tin of food and all is forgiven.â€? Cr Macdonald said the initiative would support Geelong Food Relief Centre in time for Christmas. Geelong Food Relief Centre chairperson Lillian Van Laar said sugar, breakfast cereals, spreads, tea, coffee, canned fruit, canned vegetables, and baked beans were in highest demand. Food items should have an expiry date after May, she said. â€œThereâ€™s a real need for food assistance programs and weâ€™re very pleased the Geelong regionâ€™s libraries are helping us through this campaign. â€œWe need community support to operate and would like to see other organisations helping us out with food drives.â€? Cr Macdonald said food could be donated at any library, including mobile services.
BY ERIN PEARSON ITâ€™S all beans and carrots at Geelong libraries this month thanks to a fine amnesty with a tasty twist. The Food for Fines campaign will allow penalties for overdue books to be erased in exchange for non-perishable food items until December 16. Geelong Regional Library Corporation chair Rod Macdonald said the campaign would benefit the community through food donations while also encouraging borrowers back to libraries. â€œOur libraries are enjoying a time of growth and renewal with new libraries opening, lots of new items in the borrowing collection and older libraries being refurbished,â€? he said. â€œWe want as many people as possible enjoying the opportunities this brings to connect, read, learn and grow. â€œFines are something we want to avoid, so
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Hitler survivor to be ‘museum’ star pride of place in the museum on Hamilton Hwy. “The only other similar one around is the one Hitler was chauffeured around in. All prototypes were supposed destroyed during the war under Hitler. “His was a convertible but mine is a larger version of a Beetle made for the upperclass.” Geelong’s council tried to kill Mr Collis’s museum plan, arguing at VCAT that planning controls had changed since he secured his permit. Extending his time limit was
now “inappropriate”, council argued. But VCAT member Dalia Cook described Mr Collis’s appeal as “unique”. She noted that work had already commenced on levelling the site, construction of foundations, installation of steel framework and erection of tilt slab walls. “Some six years have passed since the initial grant of the permit. Viewed objectively, the economic burden associated with the permit was not excessive.
spending $400,000. Mr Collis said factors beyond his control including the global financial crisis and the loss of his surveyor meant accomplishing his Volkswagen dream was taking “longer than planned”. “Over the years some things have made it very difficult to complete the project,” he said. “I still envisage a museum featuring my collection of very rare cars and a spare parts business for specifically older models such as Kombis and Beetles.” Mr Collis said his pre-war prototype Beetle would take
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Planning, growth a ‘hot topic’ Views: Elaine Carbines. neither criterion.” A post on G21’s on-line forum under the name Spark said the first scenario, called “growing in”, was the most appealing. “The others invade into green space. We cannot afford to keep removing land from food provision and water catchment. “By centralising population growth we also place ourselves in the position of needing to drastically improve public transport.” A post under the name Gail liked scenario one because it limited the urbanisation of agricultural land and consolidated infrastructure. “We can see the green wedges approach in Melbourne is compromised, so the risk with scenario two is that the same thing will happen in our region.” Ms Carbines said G21 would use the input to complete a draft growth plan for released in April. Consultations end on December 16.
BY JOHN VAN KLAVEREN PLANNING and population growth have become widely discussed topics over the past month, according to regional lobby group G21 Alliance. G21 head Elaine Carbines said more than 100 people had attended some of the organisation’s workshops and listening posts. “People had some widely held views and it’s been really interesting to hear,” Ms Carbines said. G21 had developed three scenarios for the growth of the region as it grows to its expected population of 500,000 by 2050. “Some expressed strong statements on the need for consolidation while others are seeking new development opportunities, and some a mix of the two,” Ms Carbines said. “The listening posts proved popular and we still have a few more to run. “We’ve had input from community groups, particularly those interested in planning issues, as well as individuals, government, government agencies, and the development community.” Ms Carbines said the G21 website had received more than 2000 hits seeking information. Drysdale Clifton Springs Community Association’s website said the group supported existing Bellarine Peninsula structure plans. “However, while the structure plan for Drysdale and Clifton Springs calls for greater housing diversity and the retention of the town’s rural character, recent local developments meet
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levels of childhood obesity and the increasing cost of fuel. â€œRather than restricting play to designated places in the community, play should be readily available to people of all ages.â€? The report recommended that all major urban developments consider the inclusion of features encouraging â€œspontaneous playâ€?. The report identified a lack of shade over seating and play equipment in some play spaces to protect children and their carers from sun exposure. A lack of paths reduced accessibility for people with mobility issues, the report said.
â€œPoor landscaping in many play spaces results in a bland, sterile environment that is neither welcoming nor inviting. â€œThe focus of most local play spaces is on commercial equipment featuring a climbing frame with slide, a swing set and a bouncing critter. â€œNatural play spaces (featuring) rocks, logs, mounds, sand, water and loose materials provide important opportunities for children to connect with nature. â€œPlay spaces offering tactile, sound (and) sensory experiences can greatly enhance play opportunities. Learning to take risks is an impor-
tant part of childhood development and helps children to deal with different situations.â€? The report said council should direct more resources to maintaining play spaces with additional connections to the cityâ€™s walking and cycling network. Geelong has 276 public play spaces, the report said. Early childhood centres had a further 62 City-controlled play spaces. The report suggested identifying and developing partnerships with schools and other community-based organisations on providing play spaces.
GEELONG playgrounds lack shade, facilities for the disabled, quality landscaping and variety of activities, according to a new report. Mayor John Mitchell said City Hall commissioned the report to guide play space design, development management and maintenance. The report identified â€œa number of gaps to be addressed to improve both play opportunities and play valueâ€?. The report said residents should have access to a play space within a five-minute walk. â€œLocally accessible play spaces are particularly important, given the decreasing size of house blocks, rising
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buckets & bouquets BOUQUETS to Queen’s Park Golf Club for generous financial support of Motor Neurone Disease Associaton of Victoria’s recent charity golf day. Motor neurone disease has no known cure and is terminal. Ian Parton, Motor Neurone Disease Association of Victoria Barwon branch president BOUQUETS to V/Line for professional service to Melbourne. The cleanliness of the train and the quality of the announcements were like airline service, unlike in Melbourne where horse race callers at the microphones are the least of the issues. Dean, Norlane BOUQUETS to a pearl who handed in my debit card to staff at Safeway Ocean Grove on November 17. I accidentally left it in an ATM. A pearl like you restores faith in honesty, caring and kindness. Grateful, Ocean Grove BUCKETS to a woman at a service station for her sour demeanour, lack of service and whingeing about her lot in life. It made my day so much more positive. Steve, Norlane
BOUQUETS to my great gardener, Murray, for risking life and limb to help a young magpie trapped in my neighbour’s antenna. It had a string attached to its feet. Someone must have tried to capture the magpie and its sibling. Happily they were reunited. Panny, East Geelong BUCKETS to a woman who took my $300 from a Corio ATM about 1.5 years ago. A court ordered her to pay it back but she never did. It was my pension money. Do the right thing or karma will get you. Maria, Norlane BOUQUETS to Run M Ragged and Geelong Bowling Lanes for extra care and attention to the enjoyment of children in the care of Geelong Legacy Club on November 5. Honorary Secretary, Geelong Legacy Club BOUQUETS to Barry Plant’s Glen Monaghan for our red carpet experience. Anyone selling should grab him with both arms. On The Move, Grovedale
BOUQUETS to an honest person who handed in my wallet intact to police. Betty, North Geelong BOUQUETS to Road & River’s Peter for coming to the rescue when my car broke down and I couldn’t get to his garage. Life can be hectic with a newborn and a 17month-old but Peter turned a difficult situation into something I didn’t have to worry about. Grateful, Geelong West BUCKETS to a shopping centre for failing to provide enough shopping trolleys for parents with newborns. Having to wait half an hour for a trolley is ridiculous. It’s hard enough to do shopping any time regardless of whether it’s with a baby. I won’t shop there any more. Angry Mum, Newcomb BOUQUETS to the always friendly sales assistant at Priceline Westfield for helping me when I was looking for lipstick Geelong Cup Day. She has been around a while and is always smiling and cheerful. She clearly loves what she does. Frequent Shopper, Grovedale BUCKETS to plans for a convention centre on Hearne Pde, which would mean more traffic clogging Garden St and Eastern Beach Rd. Bouquets to siting it on the former Winter & Taylor site, which is close to trains, buses and a highway. Make The Smart Choice, Newtown
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Having a blast at Eagle Park Join the club JOHN VAN KLAVEREN closed for undercover officers. Paul said Eagle Park also featured a big-game, clay target and rifle ranges. Victorian Muzzle Loading Club ran competitions at Eagle Park for all black powder original and reproduction firearms such as muskets. “The sport (shooting) is going gangbusters at the moment but we don’t quite understand why,” Paul admitted. “We have an excellent junior program and as a result we have a number of mums and dads saying they’d like to have a go, so some of the growth comes through that way.” Paul said the junior programs were a great way to emphasise responsible gun use as young people were introduced to the sport of shooting. The association had 140,000
members nationally participating at various ranges around the country, he said. But Eagle Park facility was the “jewel in the crown”. Paul said the rifle range’s 100 stations were usually full on weekends. The association was building a new range next to extend capacity. Top shooters could hit a flysized target over the existing range’s 500 metres, Paul said. “Some of the top equipment now includes a small computer that helps the shooter calculate distance, wind, fall and other factors affecting accuracy,” he explained. The range works with Leopold Wildlife Rescue Centre as a destination for releasing recuperated animals. “We’re proactive when it comes to environmental concerns,” Paul said. Hunting and conservation groups allowed qualified shooters to use their skills to assist in the conservation of native fauna and flora through the management of feral and other pest species. Paul said more information on Eagle Park was available at ssaa.org.au.
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EAGLE Park shooting range is a far cry from the cowboys and Indians games kids used to play in the backyard. The cowboys have grown up and can create an OK Corral themed range for themselves. That’s just one of the shooting clubs accommodated at the Little River range, owned and operated by Sporting Shooters Association of Australia. The cowboy range features single-action shooting, in which contestants compete with firearms typical of the guns used in the taming of the Old West. The shooting competition is staged in the attire of a typical cowboy. It’s a timed sport, with shooters competing for prestige on a course of different shooting stages. Each scenario or stage features an array of situations – many based on famous events or from movie scenes – where shooters must test their mettle against steel targets. Eagle Park manager Paul Schefferle said the entire range covered 160 hectares backing onto You Yangs. Police regularly trained at the pistol range for training, which
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letters Club admirable HAVING recently joined both the St Leonards’ golf and yacht clubs, it is admirable to see the hard work put in by members to maintain operations. I was surprised to read a letter from Denis Plant in the Independent lobbing grenades on the yacht club with comments that appeared factually incorrect and written in an inflammatory negative manner invoking images of a barbed wire compound. I suggest that members of the public visit the club to see the reality. As for laying bike paths across the boat ramps, I shudder to imagine an incident in which walkers or children compete with a motor car pulling boats up the ramp or in which they become tangled with a yacht hit by a wind gust. This would be a litigious situation best avoided with maintaining the existing path route. My regular wanderings find that the majority of people recognise this section, some 50 metres, needs priority for launching boats, as occurs at most yacht clubs around Port Philip Bay. I would rather Mr Plant join or work with the club to help ensure continuance and reasonable use of facilities for both the public and members together with encouragement of the club’s youth programs, which have been an integral part of St Leonards for 27 years. Robert Barker St Leonards
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ROB MACDONALD (Letters, November 25) may think “cyclone Schoolies” is devastating but it is a mere rain shower when compared with cyclone Leo, which hits every year, just after lunch on Boxing Day. Not just a bunch of green first-time drinkers, this cyclone is full of adults, or perhaps idiots, all of whom should know better. Some are even old enough to be grandparents. For almost one month we put up with yahooing, thumping music, often all night until sunrise, live bands and/or discotheques in backyards, smashing of glass on roadsides and footpaths, drunks staggering home in the early hours from the pub yelling and cursing, bogans with car stereos thumping in backyards and yahoos urinating in full view in public. Not to mention incessant noise from the verandas of holiday houses day and night. One is often exhausted driving to work, especial-
ly after one week of no sleep due to the racket. Then we get a month or two of relative peace before cyclone Leo hits again at full force for the four days of the so-called religious festival of Easter. This drunken rort makes schoolies look like the school choir! So, fair being fair, stop just picking on the school kids because all these other cretins who take over our town during summer and Easter are much more devastating to a local’s sanity. Sandra and Richard Jennings Jan Juc
Laughs on alarmists DON BARTLETT (Leters, November 25) thinks newspapers should get into the business of acting as thought police. Shades of Goebbels’ Germany! Thought control is unacceptable in any democracy. Let’s be clear: the planet is under absolutely no threat from carbon dioxide. Saving the planet from CO2 is truly laughable. We must remember science is concerned with past events that are subject to the scientific method of observation and verification. However, when we talk about the future we can only make an educated guess but it’s still speculation and not scientific fact per se. Predictions about future climate patterns are based on computer modelling. This modelling has proven so unreliable that farmers no longer use the long-range weather forecasting of the Department of Meteorology. It would therefore be unwise to rely on computer modelling predictions for the climate in 50 or 100 years. Unfortunately for the doomsayers at the IPCC, Professor Richard Lindzen and Dr Ferenc Miskolczi have used satellite data to find evidence showing conclusively that human CO2 emissions are not the principle drivers of climate change. In fact, over the past 11 years there has been a slight cooling despite a rapid increase in carbon emissions. In five years, when the dire predictions of the IPCC and its fellow travellers are shown to be bogus, the whole edifice of global warming theory will collapse. In the interim, billions of taxpayers’ dollars will be squandered on trying to achieve the unachievable. Alan Barron Grovedale
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I ADMIT I don’t know a lot about it but it seems to me a Geelong mayor for four years and elected at the same time as councillors is a model with considerable electoral difficulties. There will be few candidates for mayor, meaning little choice, and the candidates must campaign to all Geelong voters. It is announced that councillors cannot also stand for mayor, so if candidates withdraw our mayor may be appointed by default. The death of a candidate has to be provided for at election time. If only one remains, should the election be called again? In that case, could an already elected councillor then stand for mayor? This has not been spelt out, so the election of all office-bearers at the one time would be unstable for the reason that the mayor would not come from the ranks of councillors. It is thus evident a one-man show would be created, which is a game of politics and not of good, stable municipal government. Peter Linaker Ocean Grove
IS OUR precious Victorian land really worth saving? Some members of the human race don’t tend to think so. People are trashing our own land by littering, removing flora, starting fires, replacing our native plants with imported plants and killing of our native animals. It is a disgrace we are putting our Australian land through this torture. Victoria is in distress. We are losing 44 per cent of our native plants and 30 per cent of our native animals. It is a disgrace that we are losing all that Victoria is known for. We need to change this now. We don’t deserve this land any more. Carly Lyons Leopold
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HEALTH – Springs TOWN club meets 9.15-11am at rear hall, Drysdale Uniting Church, High St. Group discussion for positive lifestyle change and healthy weight control. New members welcome. Enq 5251 3763. DANCE – Geelong Ballroom Dance Club meets 8-11pm at The Ballroom, Bayview Pde, Hamlyn Heights. Entry $7 includes light supper. Enquiries 5282 1813 or 5281 1312.
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Rapper set to Xzibit talents BY ERIN PEARSON US RAPPER Xzibit will bring international stardom to Geelong this weekend in one of only three Victorian appearances, according to promoters. Spinning Half Studio’s Steven Nichols said the music, TV and film star’s show would be a “huge coup” for Geelong fans. “International bands aren’t always easy to get but they’re starting to realise Geelong has great hospitality and can get great crowds,” he said. “We’ve worked so hard to secure this gig, now it’s up to the people of Geelong to enjoy it.” Born Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, Xzibit became host of MTV hit show Pimp My Ride after developing his profile as a rapper His breakthrough in music came courtesy of a brief partnership with hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg. Soon after working with Snoop, rapper and producer Dr Dre offered Xzibit a spot on his
Up In Smoke Tour. He joined a bill including mentor Snoop along with rap legends Ice Cube and Eminem. “That tour was a turning point in my career,” Xzibit said. “I was rocking capacity crowds in arenas across the country and everyone was feeling what I brought to the table.” But the hosting gig on Pimp My Ride made Xzibit almost a household name, sending him into lounge rooms around the world. Xzibit said he was always willing to try his hand in new fields despite his macho persona as a rapper. “I was open to the offers because they allowed people to see the other sides of me,” he said. “My raps will tear your head off but I’m not always the aggressive dude from music videos.” Xzibit said he was still committed to making “unadulterated and unforgiving” hip-hop despite his television work and
Pimp show: US rapper Xzibit performs in Geelong on Sunday.
film roles alongside Hollywood stars such as Nicholas Cage and Eva Mendes. “I still love it as much as I did when I first burst through the door. “I’m going to keep spitting like I’m that unsigned kid desperate to showcase himself.” Xzibit’s promoters said their man was a familiar name to millions of fans around the world. “Let him tell it and Xzibit is simply a self-made man from poverty.” But like Snoop Dogg before him, controversy has followed Xzibit to Australia. In 2007 media outlets reported he had stormed out on a scheduled appearance on Rove Live. He alleged production staff made racist comments during a disagreement over a duet with Michael Buble. But Xzibit later returned to feature at Corio’s 2008 Grasshopper festival. Xzibit will perform at North Geelong’s The Arena on Sunday.
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Lara kids take Shortcuts to stage BY ERIN PEARSON LARA Secondary College students tackle hard truths in a new threepart stage show Shortcuts, according to drama teacher Michelle Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald said the production would feature the schoolâ€™s Cracked: Unsocial Networking & Gallus Domesticus, which students performed at this yearâ€™s Melbourne Fringe Festival. The two new components were XYZ and Asylum, which year 10 and 11 students developed respectively. â€œGallus Domesticus is the scientific name for chicken and the play focuses on the tale of why the chicken crossed the road,â€? Fitzgerald said. â€œXYZ deals with issues that the students deal with every day, such as bullying, being dependent on
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and I have developed quite a little family. Courthouse ARTSâ€™ Ross Mueller said Shortcuts demonstrated the potential of school productions to be â€œinnovative and excitingâ€?. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled that Lara is going to be staging their show here because theyâ€™ve shown such initiative already in taking show to the Melbourne Fringe Festival,â€? Mueller said. â€œTo now bring it home thrilled me with optimism for the future.â€? Councillor Jan Farrell said Shortcuts would be the first performance in the Court House Arts theatre after its $6.5 million refurbishment. â€œThe venue was redeveloped to should events like this and weâ€™re hoping to see a great turn out for it.â€? Shortcuts plays at Court House Arts next Thursday.
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‘Big stars’ for GPAC in 2012 GEELONG Performing Arts Centre has revealed an array of big-name stars who’ll visit Geelong next year as part of its theatre season. The centre invited Harry Potter actress Miriam Margolyes, Australian stage of star and screen
Helen Morse and musician Eddie Perfect to help launch the season this week. Centre general manager Jill Smith was “extremely proud” of the 2012 program, including nine productions from Australia’s top companies. “The calibre of productions and
performers we have assembled is just fantastic,” she said. The season would start with a play celebrating 200 years of Charles Dickens productions. “The magnificent Miriam Margolyes will portray 23 of his finest characters in Dickens’
Women,” Smith said. The season would also feature Morse in Sundowner, Colin Friels in Death of a Salesman and actress Rachael Beck with television newsreader Jessica Rowe in Side By Side By Sondheim. “Completing the nine-show sea-
son will be the feel-good dance production Syncopation, an office comedy Stop.Rewind, an intriguing Australian drama in The Flood, hilarious comedy with Biddies an award-winning play about wartime photojournalists, Bare Witness,” Ms Smith said.
The centre also announced Deakin University as a new corporate sponsor for 2012. Deakin Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander said that the university was delighted to sponsor the performing arts in Geelong.
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INGREDIENTS (SERVES 10) > 250g butter, chopped > 1 cup CSR Brown Sugar > 4 eggs > 750g Sunbeam Mixed Fruit > 1/2 cup chopped Sunbeam Pitted Prunes > 3/4 cup pitted, chopped dates > 1 cup brandy > 1 cup White Wings Plain Flour > 1 tsp MasterFoods Ground Mixed Spice
> 1/2 tsp MasterFoods Ground Cinnamon > 1/2 tsp MasterFoods Ground Nutmeg > 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda > 1/2 cup Lucky Slivered Almonds > 1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs > Creme anglaise (see related recipe), to serve > Fresh raspberries, to serve > Icing sugar, to serve
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1. Beat butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add all fruit, brandy, sifted dry ingredients, almonds and breadcrumbs, and combine well. 2. Grease a 2-litre-capacity pudding basin. Spoon in mixture, cover with baking paper and secure with string. Cover with foil and basin lid. 3. Place pudding in a large pot with enough boiling water to reach halfway up the side of basin. Cover pot and simmer for 6 hours, ensuring water level remains constant by adding more boiling water as necessary. 4. Carefully remove pudding basin from water and set aside to cool. Cover basin with foil and place in the fridge until ready to serve. 5. On day of serving, re-boil pudding as above for 2 1/2 hours. Pour over creme anglaise, top with raspberries and dust with icing sugar, to serve.
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4:55 National Press Club Address [s] 6:00 ABC News Breakfast [s] 9:00 ABC News [s] 9:30 ABC News 24 Mornings [s] 10:00 School Programs 11:00 Battlefield Mysteries (PG) [s] 12:00 Midday Report [s] 12:30 Tess Of The DʼUrbervilles (M v) 1:30 Mother And Son [s] 2:00 Bed Of Roses (PG) [s] 3:00 Childrenʼs Programs 6:00 Hockey: Menʼs Champions Trophy Highlights 7:00 ABC News [s] 7:30 7.30 [s] – Current affairs program. 8:00 Jimmyʼs Food Factory: Food In A Flash 8:30 Here I Am (M l,v,s) [s] – Karen is a beautiful woman with a dark past, but sheʼs got potential. 10:00 Britainʼs Whitest Family (PG) [s] – Examines a life lived in the wrong colour skin. 10:25 ABC News: Late Edition [s] 10:35 Bastard Boys: Gregʼs War (M l,v) [s] 11:35 Live From Abbey Road: Gossip / The Mars Volta / Friendly Fires (M l) 12:30 Hunt Angels (M n) 2:00 Basketball: WNBL: Bulleen Boomers v Sydney University Flames 4:00 rage (PG) 5:30 Seven Early News [s] 6:00 Sunrise [s] 9:00 The Morning Show (PG) 11:30 Seven Morning News [s] 12:00 Movie: “Shark Swarm - Pt 1” (M v) (ʼ08) Stars: John Schneider 2:00 Dr Oz: The Ask Dr Oz National Challenge: Your Most Embarrassing Questions Ever (PG) 3:00 Medical Emergency (PG a) [s] 3:30 Toybox [s] 4:00 Itʼs Academic [s] 4:30 Seven News at 4:30 [s] 5:30 Deal Or No Deal [s] 6:00 Seven News [s] 6:30 Today Tonight [s] 7:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue [s] 7:30 The Amazing Race (PG) [s] 8:30 Program To Be Advised 10:30 Outsourced (PG) – When Toddʼs US boss Jerry makes a surprise visit, Todd has to keep a drunken Jerry out of trouble. 11:30 30 Rock (PG) – Jackʼs torn between Avery and Nancy. Liz is reduced to attending YMCA singles events. 12:00 Trauma: Frequent Fliers (M) 1:00 Home Shopping 4:00 NBC Today [s] 5:30 Today *Live* 9:00 Kerri-Anne (PG) 11:00 National Morning News [s] 11:30 Alive & Cooking 12:00 The Ellen De Generes Show (PG) 1:00 The View (PG) 2:00 Days Of Our Lives (PG) 3:00 ET [s] 3:30 Hi-5 [s] 4:00 Pyramid [s] 4:30 Afternoon News 5:30 Hot Seat 6:00 Nine News [s] 6:30 A Current Affair [s] 7:00 The Big Bang Theory (PG s) 7:30 Getaway (PG) – Featuring some of the best sun soaked destinations both here and abroad. 8:30 Unforgettable: Hereos (M) – Carrie works with a young boy who witnessed a murder to see if he can lead the police to the killer. 9:30 CSI: NY: To What End (M v) 10:30 Nothing Trivial: What Colour is a Bichon Frise? 11:30 Rubicon: In Whom We Trust (M) 12:30 The Baron (PG) 1:30 Entertainment Tonight [s) 2:00 Guthy Renker 2:30 Danoz 3:00 Danoz 3:30 Good Morning America 5:00 Early Morning News 6:00 TEN News [s] 7:00 Toasted TV [s] 7:30 Totally Wild [s] 8:00 Scope [s] 8:30 Wurrawhy [s] 9:00 The Circle Summertime (PG) [s] 11:00 TEN Morning News [s] 12:00 Dr Phil (M a) [s] 1:00 The Doctors (PG) [s] 2:00 Ready Steady Cook [s] 3:00 Judge Judy (PG) [s] 3:30 Infomercial (PG) 4:00 Hueyʼs Kitchen [s] 4:30 The Bold And The Beautiful [s] 5:00 TEN News At Five [s] 6:30 The Project [s] 7:30 Recruits Paramedics (PG) [s] – At Paramedic College new recruits are nearing their final assessments. 8:00 Keeping Up With The Joneses (PG) [s] – Meet the Joneses - an ordinary Australian family living extraordinary lives on a vast cattle property called Coolibah in the heart of the Top End. 8:30 Law & Order: SVU (M v) 9:30 Offspring (M s,d) – Nina reluctantly gives Chris some space as he travels to Queensland in search of his missing wife. 10:30 Go Girls (M s) 11:30 The Late Show (PG) 12:30 Infomercials (PG) 5:00 Worldwatch 6:30 UEFA Europa League Matchday 6 *Live* 9:00 Worldwatch 3:00 Letters and Numbers [s] 3:30 Al Jazeera News [s] 4:00 The Journal [s] 4:30 PBS Newshour 5:30 Global Village: French Coastlines [s] 6:00 Letters and Numbers [s] 6:30 World News Australia [s] 7:30 My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita [s] 8:00 Luke Nguyenʼs Vietnam [s] – Seafood is the main ingredient as we float around one of the worlds natural wonders, Ha Long Bay. 8:30 The Family: Happy Birthday to You (M s,l) [s] – Josephineʼs 50th birthday is fast approaching and Angelo and the boys have decided to throw her a surprise birthday party. 9:30 World News Australia [s] 10:00 Big Love: Where Men and Mountains Meet (M a,v) – Bill faces the threat of going to jail as he scrambles to plan for his familyʼs future. 11:10 UEFA Champions League Hour 12:10 Drama Movie: “Isabella” (M a,s) (ʼ06) (In Cantonese) 2:10 Weatherwatch Overnight
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Count on fun in central city oung visitors to central Geelong are being asked to help Santa conduct his last-minute reindeer head count. City Hall has installed giant posters around central Geelong for children to find and count the number of reindeers they can see on the poster. Kids can then fill out a form and mail it to Santa in the North Pole, via a letterbox set up next to the Carousel on Geelong’s waterfront. Forms will be handed out by central Geelong meter elves and they will also be available through
the City’s customer service centres and selected central Geelong businesses. Every form received before Friday, December 16, will receive a personalised reply from Santa. This free Christmas activity was designed to give parents a reason to come out of the big shopping centres and have a look at some of the smaller shops around central Geelong. Mayor Cr John Mitchell said the Reindeer Roundup was another part of the City’s ongoing efforts to stimulate activity in central Geelong.
“We want to encourage visitors and residents to take a look in some of the local, independent shops all around the city,” he said. “You’ll find plenty of great gift ideas in these smaller shops, and quite often they are one-of-a-kind items too.” “The Reindeer Roundup gives families a reason to head out onto the footpath and explore central Geelong.” “Most importantly, it’s also a bit of fun for the kids, which is what it’s all about at this time of year.”
Grab the kids and roundup the reindeer in Cent ral Geel o ng! Find our giant Christmas posters and tell us how many Reindeer appear in the poster. Then make your way to the Carousel and post your message to Santa. All messages received by Friday 16 December will receive a l etter from the north pol e . Our giant posters are l o cated on buil d ings throughout Central Geel o ng.
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Christmas gifts galore at Waurn Ponds hoppers struggling to work out where to start this Christmas should head straight to Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre. Gifts galore for the whole family are available throughout the centre, with Santaâ€™s arrival this Saturday presenting the ideal time to begin shopping for Christmas. Shoppers should drop into locally owned and operated Mind Games, next to Nutshack, for a world of card and board games,
collectable models, remote-control gizmos, novelty gifts and just about everything in between. Owner Michele Bent says Mind Games has gift ideas for every age group. â€œFrom wooden toys for the tiny tots, family board games plus puzzles and die-cast models and kits for the young at heart, weâ€™ve got Christmas all wrapped up for your family. â€œBe sure to get in quick to be one of the first to own the hugely
popular Angry Birds board and card game, which is in store now.â€? Two stores away from Mind Games awaits a newly refurbished Tonik Surf Centre. With the store now double in size, shoppers will find twice as many potential presents to pop on their Christmas wish lists. Favourite brands including Rip Curl, Hurley, Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, Volcom, Element and Rusty, Tonikâ€™s expanded range of bikinis, boardshorts, denim,
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Shoppers simply have to spend $25 or more in one transaction at any store in the centre and take their receipt to the Santa photo site outside Target to receive two free photos. Terms and conditions are available at the Santa site and www.waurnpondssc.com.au. To make Christmas shopping even easier, a Relay for Life gift wrapping station is available outside Target. All Christmas presents can be
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The little Beemer
The one series is the smallest and most affordable BMW sold in Australia â€“ Page 58
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Choices: The BMW 1 Series is available as a hatch, coupe or convertible. It’s not particularly fast and the mechanism sounds a bit clunky at times. The soft-top folds away neatly and doesn’t take too much volume away from the boot. Mind you, this is a small car with rear wheel drive, so be sure to check the boot size as part of your personal road test. Engine response is very good, but the inevitable turbo lag may irritate drives accustomed to the nearly-instantaneous actions of BMW petrol engines. Once the diesel is on song it reacts rapidly and gives the sort of throttle control keen drivers love on their favourite stretch of driving road. Handling is simply brilliant in the usual BMW manner. The balance, steering response and feel of this convertible with the top down and the wind in the hair is sure to bring a smile to your face.
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now come with the option of turbo-diesel engines, something that would have seemed inconceivable in Australia a few years ago. Modern turbo-diesel engines have improved out of sight in recent times and sceptics who said that Australian buyers wouldn’t accept a BMW with a diesel engine were soon silenced when they experienced the grunt of the modern BMW diesel. But there’s more to the BMW’s low fuel diesel consumption than simply advanced technology. It also has a stop-start feature that turns the engine off when the car comes to a standstill and you disengage the clutch. The engine is then using no fuel and producing no pollution. It restarts as soon as you push the clutch pedal down again. You can hear it starting, but it’s smooth and after the first few times I found myself barely aware that it was happening. The most important economy feature of all is an indication on the dashboard of when you should change up and down gears. Most drivers of manuals, indeed virtually all of us, tend to hold onto lower gears far longer than is necessary, and thus use unnecessary fuel. BMW says this simple feature can give a bigger saving in fuel than any other of the new technologies it has added to the car. Long linked with performance cars that make drivers smile, BMW made the positive decision that low emissions should not get in the way of performance and driving enjoyment. Our most recent test drive has been in the 123d convertible, which although it only has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, is so highly tuned that it produces 150 kW of power and 400 Newton metres of torque. Not that many years ago you would have needed a gas-guzzling 5.0-litre V8 to produce those figures. Nowadays an economical diesel will suffice. Enough of economy and emissions, let’s talk about the sheer driving pleasure of the little BMW convertible. For starters it has our preferred roof type – a softtop. While we are well aware of the advantages of folding hardtops, there’s a sense of purity of design that only a soft-top gives you. In the 123d the roof is completely automatic. One button puts it down, another gets it back up again.
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eelongâ€™s leading independent motorcycle workshop offers customers a top quality, professional advantage. Motorcycle Service Centre is a VACC-accredited workshop providing manufacturer-approved warranty and log-book servicing for all makes of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and PWCs from Japan, Europe and USA. The centreâ€™s Rob Jenner says the team is always keen to provide great service and expert solutions. The team now has a motorcycle chassis dynamometer in service to assist with performance tuning. â€œIn the past weâ€™ve always done a lot of road testing for tuning and fault finding,â€? Rob says. â€œWeâ€™ll still be doing that but to a much lesser degree. The dyno allows us to run bikes at high speed under load and to literally stand beside them watching and listening.â€? PWC users can rely on the expert, personalised service of powerski enthusiast Ryan who specialises in all types of two and four-stroke watercraft. After entering both bikes and riders in state and national level road racing championships, Rob can offer racers and track-day riders expert help in all facets of sport and track bike service, set up and performance enhancement. Dirt bikes are catered for, with riders able to take advantage of the centreâ€™s many years of experience in repair and service. Motorcycle Service Centre covers all types of maintenance and repairs including engine and transmission reconditioning, restorative services, general repairs and parts, suspension overhauls, track-day set ups and roadworthiness certificates. The centre is an approved crash repairer, working with Shannons, Swann, QBE, RACV and InsureMyRide among others. Business hours are 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday at 336 Portarlington Road, Moolap. More information is available by phoning 5248 8813 or visiting www.motorcycleservicecentre .com.
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HOLDEN, Berlina, VE, 2007, factory dual fuel, mature owner, 163,000 kms, tinted glass, side and front skirt, EC, WYX-259. $16,500. 5244-4864. Belmont.
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YAMAHA, 2009, YZ45OF, done 46 hours, VGC, extras, rec. reg. $6,500 ono. 0417 669 847. Highton.
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CAMPER tent trailer, electric brakes, side lift, lots of extras, EC. Only $6,500. 0409 990 102. Whittington.
ROMA, caravan, 1990, 14’, double bed, annexe, electric brakes, TV, microwave, EC. $7,500. 0457 173 066. Corio. TRAILER, tandem, built on caravan chassis, 4m x 1.6m, heavy duty with plywood ﬂoor, good tyres, electric brakes, heavy duty ramps, vin. R12T 30068175, unregistered. $1,500 ono. 0488 989 011. Torquay. TRAILERS, largest range, best prices, 1/56 Sun Street, Geelong. Phone 5248 6070. bigtrailerwarehouse.com.au
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MOBILITY SCOOTER, Merits Wrangler, with canopy and case, sale due to blindness. Cost $5,500 new. Sell $3,500ono. 5222-3564. Herne Hill.
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Deadline: 2pm Wednesdays MOPED, electric, never used. Cost $1,400. Sell $1,200. 5274-1465. Corio.
TILES, 29, graphite 40cm x 40cm ﬂoor tiles, 110 white 20cm x 25cm wall tiles. $295 ono. 0408 599 673. Grovedale.
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TV CABINET, large, solid timber, 6 drawers, 2 glass doors, EC, $350 ono. 0408 355 978. Belmont.
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FISH TANK, with stand/light, 4ft, extra thick glass. $280ono. 0400 419 015. Belmont.
BEDHEAD, and foot, with irons, double, antique, edwardian, inlaid bow and ribbons in main panels. $350. 5253-2410. Clifton Springs.
FISH TANK, high quality, EC, 61cmH x 121cmW, includes blue and white lights, pump, ﬁlters. $900. 0425 822 613. Lara.
BUFFET dresser, antique, circular mirror, 6’ long, perfect condition. $500. 5261-2809. Torquay.
FOR SALE SADDLE, black, Bruce Smith, dressage, 16”. EC, $1,500. 0411 262 816. Clifton Springs.
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WEDDING DRESS, stunning, long sleeves, satin/ pattern, size 10-12, EC, dry cleaned, $500. 0434 355 044. Lara. WEDDING DRESS, size 12-14, cream, satin bodice with beading, on or off the shoulder, tulle skirt, ﬁngertip veil with headpiece. Shoes/bag to match, $300. 0402 802 401. Bannockburn. WEDDING DRESS, size 12, long sleeves, pearl beadings, A line, train, exquisite design. $400 ono. 0418 502 068. Lara. WEDDING DRESS, size 10-12, very pretty, short sleeved, sequined bodice with lace trim. Matching hat also available. $200. 0431 543 888. Newcomb. WEDDING DRESS, and veil, white, size 14, beading and halter neck, never worn, $600, 0408 360 573. Bell Park. WEDDING DRESS, 1416, ivory beaded and matching beaded veil, EC. Been drycleaned. $600. 0409 968 002.
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NEW WEDDING DRESS, size 14-18, lace up back, train, white, beads, embroidery, $400 ono. 0488 110 064. Geelong.
WEDDING DRESS, white, size 12 - 16, thin straps (optional), crystal beaded bodice, princess skirt, lace up back, train, EC, dry cleaned, $1,000. 0407 048 276. Lara.
WAURN PONDS, 32 Burgundy Drive, Saturday 3rd December, 8am. Ex tradie tools and equipment.
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WEDDING DRESS, 1012, made/worn in UK, cream lace over satin, Vneck, ¾ sleeves, tiered skirt, train, under-skirt, veil, very feminine, drycleaned, EC. $500. 52431560. Belmont.
ASSORTED, baby cot, mattress, sheets, blankets, quilt sets, trolley cover. Value $850. Sell $270. 0420 596 042, Corio.
DRESSER, Kauri pine, 2 door, 3 shelves, 120w x 160h, EC. $365. 52592546. Port Arlington.
WEDDING DRESS, Wendy Makin designer, size 14-16, white silk, small train, lace beaded bodice top. $1,500ono. 0400 309 043. Geelong.
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BABY GOODS ASSORTED, Stroller, Mothers Choice, $45. Walker $20. High chair $10. Porta cot, extra mattress, $45. All EC. 5251-2522. Drysdale.
WEDDING DRESS, white, 10, beading, lace-up back, train, stunning!, 3 x bridesmaid dresses, 1012, silver, chiffon, overlay, long, ﬂowergirl dress, 10, white, all never worn! sell the lot $1,200. 0412 235 861. Herne Hill.
MOUNTAIN BIKE, ladies, 24 gears, Sedona, hardly used, paid $720, sell $290. 5248-7029, 0425 703 798. St Albans Park.
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BIKE MENTOR Encourage skill development; provide a positive role model for children & families. Ensure the program is relevant and accessible for the children....ID:1740
CLASSROOM ASSISTANT Encourage an environment of positive learning while assisting in the development of childrens’ skills. Tasks could include reading, writing & numbers....ID:1741
BOOKKEEPER Bookkeeping (4 hrs fortnightly) at a vibrant community Neighbourhood House. You will be valued & appreciated in an inclusive at atmosphere....ID:1742
‘2 & 5’ FRESH FOOD MARKET ASSISTANT Assist Market Manager with daily running of ‘2 & 5’ Fresh Food Market. Prepare food for retail sales. Attend to customers and make deliveries....ID:1743
CAMP COTTAGE CARERS Cottage carers/leaders required to assist in camp with 8 - 11 yr old children attending Licola Wilderness Village. Camp dates available....ID:1744
GENERAL ASSISTANT Assist with running the mini mart, supplying emergency food to those in need in our community....ID:1745
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Connecting people and communities The Independent, Friday December 2, 2011
sport Clouds gather again over Cats AFTER missing out on a golden opportunity to secure much-needed premiership points last round against Casey South Melbourne, Geelong Cricket Club must regroup when it travels to Essendon this weekend with nothing but a win in mind. Despite a hard-hitting century to Aaron Finch on day one, rain over the rest of the scheduled play ensured it was to no avail, with a draw the official result. With Finch returning to state duties since then, it will fall back to the likes of Liam Buchanan and Tom Elliot to post a competitive total. With the ball, too much has been left to Jeremy Hart and Marc Carson in recent seasons. While no one doubts they will continue to lead the way, they need support from the likes of Sam Scannell and Dom McGlinchey if the Cats are to upset sixth placed Essendon. Geelong Cricket Association also suffered a complete washout of round five and, with just two games before Christmas, all teams will be jostling to go into the break well-placed for what is always a frantic run into the finals. In the division one match of the round, South Barwon hosts St Joseph’s in a match both sides will see as a chance to consolidate their premiership cre-
Local Cricket JIM TIMBERLAKE dentials. With a bevy of former VCA stars representing both teams, this will be some of the best local cricket you could hope to see. South Barwon’s loss of captain Phil Halbish to a back injury will be a blow but Joel Davies’ recent return more than compensates, while Clinton Peake would still be considered the premier player in the league. Add to that the Swans established stars in Brad Hauenstein and Jeremy Babb and it’s not hard to see why some regard them as the premiership favourites. Rather than be daunted, St Joseph’s will relish the opportunity to show it belongs in the same breathe. With Trent Walerys leading a top-notch attack boast-
ing David Morgan, Daniel Fanning and Sam Farnsworth, it will most likely be the Joeys batsmen that hold the key. The importance of big scores from Ravi Ravee, Damien Foster and Troy Nolan cannot be understated. If they fail to fire, South Barwon will win. Selections: SOUTH BARWON v St Joseph’s, EAST BELMONT v Manifold Heights, Leopold v GROVEDALE, GEELONG WEST v Lara, North Geelong V NEWTOWN & CHILWELL, Highton v BELL POST HILL. With a logjam in the middle of the division two ladder, the match between Alexander Thomson and Thomson will be one of the most important of both sides’ seasons. With a slightly healthier percentage, the Tigers sit in sixth place on the table, while the Vikings are just below in seventh. Winning form is good form and Thomson goes in with a strong defeat of Marshall in round four under its belt, Jayden Hicks the star with a fine century and four wickets in his first game for the season. He received good support from Brad Grapsas and Adrian Saltalamacchia. For the Vikings, Justin Larkins took two wickets and top scored with just 32 in his side’s loss to St
Peter’s. He’ll need more support from his top order if his side wants to win this one. Selections: Newcomb & District v ST PETER’S, GEELONG CITY v Torquay, MURGHEBOLUC v Guild-St Mary’s, ST ALBANS BREAKWATER v Bell Park, Waurn Ponds v MARSHALL, Alexander Thomson v THOMSON. Top of the table Winchelsea hosts Lethbridge in division three in what should be a cracking game. Winchelsea is yet to lose a game so far and may appear to be emerging as the team to beat for this year’s flag. But a closer look reveals Lethbridge has three batsmen in the top four run scorers of the division, Brent Donaldson leading the way with 205 runs and Shane Dillon and Brett Harding not far behind. Matthew Tench leads the way for Winchelsea, scoring 146 so far, while Tom Stephenson has 145. Amazingly, neither team has a player in the top 10 wicket takers, indicating whichever team’s batsmen fire should win. Selections: Corio Bay v TEESDALE, North Shore v INVERLEIGH, BANNOCKBURN v Shelford, Winchelsea v LETHBRIDGE, Meredith v LITTLE RIVER, Corio v MODEWARRE
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BRIAN LONG SURF anglers enjoyed fantastic captures in the past week, especially on quality salmon from the rock platforms between Eastern View and Lorne. Fishing Devil’s Elbow near Eastern View on the rising tides, bait and lure anglers landed salmon to 2.5kg. Some big whiting were also taken just on dark. Cinema Point produced salmon to 2kg for bait anglers but counterparts with lures took bigger numbers of larger fish, many nudging 3kg. Jump Rock at Lorne rewarded Fred Sharp with salmon to 2.5kg. Surf poppers out-fished bait at this location, with the rising tide again critical. Hut Gully was sometimes discoloured but great salmon action was reported on lure in the early mornings. Anglers fishing Fisherman’s Beach after dark landed snapper and gummy shark along with the odd thumper whiting. Snapper anglers found plenty of small fish at Black Rock, with late afternoons best. Queenscliff’s cut again produced silver trevally on soft plastics such as Turtleback worms and curl-tail grubs.
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one better than 3kg along with two nice flathead. Deep Lake remained the best freshwater option, with rainbow and brown trout caught from 500g right up to 2.2kg. Powerbait and lure have been successful methods. West Barwon Reservoir returned trout to 1.5kg on lure and mudeye, although small redfin were a problem. Plenty of rain saw the Barwon River both rise and discolour again, which will slow the redfin fishing. However, the carp should continued biting around Queen’s Park on corn or bread. Some awesome carp over 4kg and even land the odd tench have been landed recently. Some of the best redfin fishing has come from Lake Fyans where lure has been accounting for most fish, many pushing well over 1kg. Returning anglers reported that deep-diving bibbed lures were successful but vibes were even better. Ben Wentworth took daughters Hannah and Grace to Lake Fyans, with the girls landing fish well over 1kg. Keith Dowell, Kim Gorell and John Reid also made the trek, returning with a nice bag of redfin and three trout. Remember to keep sending in photo entries to go into the draw to win an Asari Kayak package, valued at $2800 for Christmas. Send photos and reports to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Brian at Ray Long’s Fishing World 105 Shannon Ave, Manifold
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