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PARKING PLEASE BY JAMES TAYLOR

THE City of Greater Geelong is continuing to lobby for more car parks at the coming Grovedale railway station, insisting the planned number will be “totally inadequate” from the station’s first day of operation. Last week, the City of Greater Geelong unanimously passed Cr Andy Richards’ notice of motion urging the state government to provide at least 400 car parks and the provision of bus services to

and from the Waurn Ponds station from day one. The council will write to the state government and opposition, South Barwon MP Andrew Katos, and all five Members for Western Victoria in the upper house. Cr Richards criticised the number of parks when $16.5 million for the station was included in the state budget, and said last week there would only be ample parking when the station was fully finished.

“The initial parking provision is totally inadequate and will result in Waurn Ponds streets becoming clogged with traffic. “Residents will have trouble getting out of their driveway and down their streets.” He said the 400 car parks at Marshall Station were full well before the end of peak travel time each morning, with commuters parking outside the marked bays and in surrounding streets. “Given the wide nature of

Marshalltown Road, and the narrow nature of the suburban streets around the new Waurn Ponds station, the problem of parking in suburban streets will be far worse.” He suggested either 400 car parks on the northern side, or car parks on the southern side with infrastructure to allow people to cross, as well as bus services to keep traffic levels down. IN OTHER Armstrong Creek news, the town centre precinct structure plan (PSP) for the growth area will go out for

public comment tomorrow. Cr Rod Macdonald said the PSP set aside land for a library, an indoor sports stadium, an indoor aquatic centre, a cultural and arts apace, community meeting spaces, youth facilities, maternal and child health services, day care facilities and kindergarten facilities. He said the town centre aimed to provide about 5,460 new jobs. The PSP also formally sets aside land for a future rail line from Geelong to Torquay.

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An accident waiting to happen BY DEAN WEBSTER

CONCERNED parents fearing for the lives of their children want action to improve safety at the Fischer Street bus stop near the Lochard Drive shops. Fischer Street is quickly becoming a thoroughfare because of increased development in Torquay North and the fact there is no speed reduction measures in that area. Concerned parent Michelle Carroll said the fact that there isn’t a crossing anywhere on Fischer Street for children to cross safely is insane. “Considering both parents and children are

encouraged to either walk or ride to school, why aren’t there any safe routes? On any given day, you can see children riding or walking up to the busiest roundabout in the town at Darian Road, and chancing their fate with crossing both Darian Road and Fischer Street,” she said. “I sit in my car and watch parents doing u-turns right in front of the bus stop, tradies flying up and down the street and generally cars speeding. All this is going on as children are trying to cross from one side of the road to the other. I feel very strongly about my concerns, I have seen a little girl almost get

hit, and with the tragic accident in Corio recently, I feel we need to make sure that the children of this community are cared for and protected.” Previous Lochard Drive convenience store owner Wayne Porter said he used to cringe every time a bus pulled up. “I was dreading the day I would see a child get run over, I would look out my window at the end of the school day and get awful feelings seeing children dodging cars,” he said. Surf Coast Shire director of infrastructure Sunil Bhalla said the council has reviewed traffic control

measures around the shops and found that the traffic and pedestrian volumes do not meet VicRoads requirements for a controlled pedestrian refuge. “Council will continue to review the area, particularly once Fischer Street connects through to South Beach Road which may result in increased traffic volumes,” he said. As an interim measure, Cr Rose Hodge has requested that council’s mobile electronic speed management sign be placed near the Lochard Drive and Fischer Street intersection which will warn motorists to slow down – to be in place this week.

Council shines a light on Torquay intersection BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Surf Coast Shire has thrown its weight behind efforts to fix a crash-prone intersection in Torquay. Last week, the council unanimously voted to write to Transport Minister Terry Mulder, urging him to allocate funds for traffic lights at the corner of Surf Coast Highway and Beach Road. As reported in the Surf Coast Times on May 21, there have been two crashes at the intersection in the space of three weeks. Cr Brian McKiterick, who moved the notice of motion, said there had been five recorded casualty crashes at the intersection – which carries about 3,900 vehicles a day – between July 2007 and June 2012. He said the figures did not include the many unreported accidents, such as a crash involving Geelong football legend Gary Ablett Sr six years ago. Cr McKiterick, who is also a sergeant with the Torquay police, said the four-lane Surf Coast Highway was under the management of VicRoads and the council could not simply ask for the

lights to be built. “Unfortunately, (the VicRoads process is) it’s when someone dies, there will be action. Or it’s when someone pays for it. Hopefully this will be another mechanism towards that.” Cr Rose Hodge supported the motion, and revealed her nephew’s car was one of the three vehicles involved in the April 30 accident. “I’m very grateful his young child wasn’t in the car at the time, so it’s become personal to me.” Surf Coast Shire director of infrastructure Sunil Bhalla said installing the lights would cost between $1 million and $1.2 million VicRoads regional director William Tieppo said factors that would determine the need for traffic lights included traffic volume, safety, access and pedestrian safety. “VicRoads has investigated the need to install traffic signals at the intersection. In the context of these investigations, a proposal to install traffic signals at Beach Road will be considered in a future roads program.”

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Fishers fight against marine parks BY JAMES TAYLOR REX Hunt has lent his voice to a campaign by recreational fishers during a public rally in Torquay on Saturday. The fishing icon and media personality was the main attraction at the Keep Australia Fishing rally, held at the Torquay Angling Club. The national campaign is protesting against legislation to create a national network of marine parks, which will come into effect in July of next year. Keep Australia Fishing argues the regulations will lock recreational fishers out of more than 1.3 million square kilometres of Australian seas and will potentially ban fishing in all land-based national parks. Saturday’s rally was also attended by Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage Greg Hunt, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Forestry Senator Richard Colbeck and Liberal candidate for Corangamite Sarah Henderson. Ms Henderson said the federal government had failed to recognise the impact the marine parks would have on recreational fishing. “It is the recreational fishing community which understands and cares for the marine environment. “Marine parks can work – but not when they are forced on communities and there are question marks over whether they have been developed on science or politics.” She said the Coalition was committed to introducing a disallowance motion in Parliament, and would conduct a review of the marine parks if elected. Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke said the Coalition was being deliberately misleading on the issue, as the vast majority of the

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BY JAMES TAYLOR SURF Coast Shire has challenged the state government and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to explain why emissions from Anglesea’s coal fired power station are allowed to be more than twice as high as international standards. At last week’s meeting, councillors passed a notice of motion seeking an explanation as to why Victoria’s air quality policies were more lenient than those suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The motion also seeks confirmation that there are adequate resources to enable the determination and enforcement of emission standards at the

Alcoa-run station. The EPA’s national standard for sulphur dioxide emissions is peak hourly ambient concentrations of 200 parts per billion, while the USEPA standard is only 75 parts per billion. Alcoa has consistently said the power station’s air emissions are safe for Anglesea residents. Cr Margot Smith, who moved the motion, said Alcoa was acting legally. “This is not about Alcoa not being a good community citizen, this is about the standards that apply to them. “I don’t want to be an alarmist, but the EPA has a responsibility to explain why 200 parts per billion is acceptable here. “I think the community deserves an answer to

that question.” Cr Eve Fisher said the WHO and USEPA had found there was no safe level of exposure to sulphur dioxide emissions. “I’m wondering why we’re more than 100 per cent higher.” An EPA spokeswoman said the Australian and US standards could not be directly compared as they were calculated using different measures. “The national standards are currently under review and EPA is contributing and supporting the review. “The first pollutant being reviewed is particulate matter up to 2.5 micrometers in size (PM2.5). “The time frame for the other pollutants such as sulphur dioxide has not been finalised.”

Coal from this mine in Anglesea is used to fire Alcoa’s power station. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

Pool campaigners hit a snag

Surf Coast Aquatic Leisure Centre Action Group members at their sausage sizzle on the weekend. Photo: MEL WRIGHT

THE campaign for a community pool for Torquay was thrust back into the spotlight on the weekend with a barbeque in front of Woolworths in Torquay. Surf Coast Aquatic Leisure Centre Action Group spokesperson Emma Jackman said the barbeque signalled a revival for the group which seeks to show strong community support for a pool in Torquay. “This campaign has been running for decades in Torquay,” Ms Jackman said. “A committee was formed in 1971 to investigate the possibility of building a swimming pool in Torquay, and we still don’t have one. Our group is so passionate about this issue we really want a community voice behind the push for a pool in Torquay.” On Saturday morning, the group collected signatures for another petition. “We want as many signatures as possible so we can show all levels of government that there is

strong community support for this vital piece of infrastructure that everyone can use.” Ms Jackman said the pool would not just be of use to young families but would have health benefits for the whole community including the elderly. “From the health perspective there’s a big push from our group. “We want a community aquatic centre that’s easily accessible. It would be another positive aspect for our community.” Last year, the previous Surf Coast Shire council unanimously passed a motion to reserve land for a future pool in the new Torquay Sports and Civic Precinct. Tens of millions of dollars of funding is required if the pool is to be built. Head to facebook.com/groups/SCALCAG and visit the group facebook page.

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Geelong chosen for disability HQ BY JAMES TAYLOR THE selection of Geelong for the headquarters of DisabilityCare Australia has been hailed as a critical boost for healthcare and jobs in the Geelong region. Yesterday, the federal and state governments jointly announced the head office of the national disability insurance agency would be built in Geelong. It will create about 300 new jobs once DisabilityCare is fully rolled out from 2019-20 in addition to the 120 jobs already announced for the agency’s Geelong regional office, which will open

in time for the Barwon region launch next month. Corangamite Federal MP Darren Cheeseman said the announcement would create hundreds of highpaid professional jobs in the region. “Geelong, the headquarters of the Transport Accident Commission, will now also be the national headquarters of DisabilityCare Australia and responsible for the national rollout of disability care. “This is great news for everyone in Geelong and surrounds. “Considering the challenges in the manufacturing sector, these jobs are very welcome.”

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Geelong was ideally suited to support the head office functions of such an important agency. “The city has a history of driving innovation in disability, health and community services through the collaboration of its local council, local health services and locally based disability service agencies.” The City of Greater Geelong had been lobbying for months to host the headquarters, and the federal government decided on Geelong after the state government offered $25 million toward the costs of

relocation and establishment for the head office. The state government has also agreed to fund works to significantly improve the accessibility of the Geelong train station. DisabilityCare Australia will immediately start investigating location options, with a view to placing some staff in Geelong from January next year. When fully rolled out, the scheme will provide support for about 460,000 people who have a significant and permanent disability that affects their communication, mobility, self-care or selfmanagement.

Henderson backs GOR campaign BY JAMES TAYLOR LIBERAL candidate for Corangamite Sarah Henderson has backed the push for critical upgrades to the Great Ocean Road but has not promised financial support for the works. On Friday, Ms Henderson attended a briefing on the Oh My Great Ocean Road campaign at the Surf Coast Shire’s Torquay office with shire mayor Libby Coker, G21 Geelong Region Alliance chairman Ed Coppe and Geelong Otway Tourism executive director Roger Grant. G21’s OMGreat Ocean Road campaign is seeking at least $10 million a year over five years from the state and federal governments to improve the road. Neither the state nor federal governments have committed funding toward the upgrades. Asked if she was prepared to campaign on the issue at the election, Ms Henderson said she was

not in a position to commit the $25 million in federal funding but would continue fighting hard for improvements to the road. She said substantial investment in the Great Ocean Road was vital for tourism, the local economy and jobs. “Upgrading the Great Ocean Road will create an additional 212 additional jobs. “This translates to $18.6 million in wages and salaries across the G21 region. “The opportunities for jobs are enormous.” Cr Coker said she welcomed Ms Henderson’s backing for the campaign and she looked forward to bipartisan support for the works. Mr Grant said the Great Ocean Road drew about 60 per cent of all international visitors to Melbourne. “The road celebrated its 81st birthday this year, and some of the works really haven’t altered it that much.”

(L-R) G21 chair Ed Coppe, Sarah Henderson, Libby Coker and Roger Grant with the billboard outside the Surf Coast Shire office in Torquay. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

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Greens want better public bus services BY JAMES TAYLOR BETTER coordinated and more frequent bus services in Geelong and the Surf Coast would stop commuters from being reliant on their cars, according to the Greens. Victorian Greens leader Greg Barber and Greens candidate for Corangamite Lloyd Davies spent Friday riding the buses around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula to take a first-hand look at how the services could be improved. The Greens have suggested four measures for public transport: • extend all train services to Marshall station and faster construction of the Grovedale station • add extra bus services so every train is met by a bus to and from the Surf Coast and Bellarine • extend the hours of key routes into the evenings and all day on weekends • sort out some of the “spaghetti” routes to make travel more direct and easier to know which bus

is going where. Speaking to the Surf Coast Times and Bellarine Times at Marshall Station while waiting for a bus to Ocean Grove, Mr Barber said the existing response to higher patronage at train stations was demand for more car parks, which were expensive to construct. “It really wouldn’t cost much for a better bus service – just a few more buses.” He said 70 per cent of commuters at train stations in the Canadian city of Toronto arrived there by bus, while the figure for Melbourne’s stations would be closer to seven per cent. As well as building the Grovedale station faster, Mr Barber also wants coordinated services to and from the station from its first day of operation. He said V/Line already had a plan, subject to funding, about expanding train services to Marshall and Grovedale. “What’s not in the plan is the issue of integrating buses to the service.”

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Lloyd Davies and Greg Barber at Marshall railway station on Friday. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

Questions via Our Say not political hearsay .BY JAMES TAYLOR THE two main contenders for the federal seat of Corangamite will be put to the test with three questions decided by the public. On May 6, independent website Our Say opened a page where people can post or vote for a question for incumbent Labor MP Darren Cheeseman and Liberal candidate Sarah Henderson as part of its Citizens’ Agenda campaign. After voting closes on August 26, the three

most popular questions will be directly answered by the candidates in a town hall-style event in the electorate. As of Friday, there were 60 votes for the leading question, regarding introducing roadside mail delivery to Teesdale. Kayne Richen’s question says roadside mail delivery was a basic service that everyone had. “Under Labor, Teesdale will have the NBN in 2016 – great for online shopping, except for the drive to get your shopping! Roadside mail delivery

must come before fibre!” The next most popular question, from Judy Cameron – Will you support the implementation of the Gonksi reforms to restore our public education to world-class standards? – attracted 54 votes. In third place is a question from the Geelong Environment Council, which asks about the protection of the environment from what they call the state government’s “developments that destroy” philosophy, especially in the Great Otway National Park and significant public reserves of

south west Victoria. Everyone who takes part in the Citizens’ Agenda can cast seven votes, which can be used entirely on one question or on multiple questions. Our Say spokeswoman Amelia Kemister said they would like all political parties in Corangamite to participate. “We are in the process of contacting candidates as they are pre-selected in their particular seats.” Head to oursay.org/electorate-of-corangamite to post a question or vote for one.

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For the information of our entire community, I would like to share the news that the release of the Draft Point Grey Precinct Plan has been delayed. It was previously hoped that the draft plan would be released in May/June 2013 and unfortunately it is now expected to be released for consultation in late August 2013. GORCC have recognized how important the precinct and planning process is to the wider Lorne community and apologized to the Community Reference Group for the inconvenience this has caused. As six of the Committee for Lorne (CfL) executive team nominated their time and commitment to the planning process, we were the first to recognize that it was never going to be an easy task to get the majority of what all stakeholders wanted as the outcome. But in my mind one very big question has begun to emerge: will the outcome be dictated by the Department of Sustainably and Environment through the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee or will the people of Lorne be listened to? I, like the entire Lorne community, are hoping for the latter and if the support provided by our local resident and federal MP the Hon. Mr Terry Mulder is any indication, so is he. Many of you will recall that at our CfL April luncheon, Mr Mulder, in addressing the 110+ crowd, reported that his Government was looking for communities to be involved in creating their own visions and plans to assist Government deliver what the people want! This project has our 1046 permanent Lorne residents plus the thousands of our non-resident property owners sitting on the edge of their chair, patiently awaiting the outcome! Short and sweet this week as I don’t want our concerns clouded by any other issues!!

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Amanda’s Story My husband Chris has been coming to Lorne with his family for many years, and it wasn’t long before he introduced me (Amanda) to the most beautiful town in Victoria. When discussions began around starting a family, questions on how to raise the kids (you know, like we were raised!), and what was most important became central to deciding on where to live. We searched from Victoria to Northern W NSW for a smaller community where kids could safely walk to school, be near water but not be too far from a city or airport to allow for easy access to family. W We are also very aware of how important health is to your ability to enjoy life, and instead of waiting until retirement to be in the sort of environment where you can really enjoy it, we wanted to partake in the great outdoors as much as possible throughout life. So after all the searching, we found ourselves constantly coming back to Lorne – there is just nowhere like it for its combination of bush and surf, its accessibility to Melbourne and its community feel. So we sold up in Melbourne and headed down the coast to Lorne. Chris, who owns and runs Fitline, was able to change his work practices so that he could work from home 3 days a week (technology is a wonderful enabler) and spend 2 days in Melbourne, while I spent the first 12 months raising little Chase. In those 12 months, I helped out on the Lorne Sculpture Committee, as well as meeting a bunch of new mums in town and learning more about the community. Daily walks on the beach, bush walks and getting to know like minded people over wine, all seem like things you dream of or wish for but aren’t

able to actually do – amazingly it is actually a reality. After 12 months, it was time for me to head back to work. W Wondering how I was going to find work, it wasn’t long before I landed a marketing role in Geelong. So each day I get to drive to Geelong along the Great Ocean Road watching the sun come up over the ocean. Not a traffic light to be seen, the drive is neither arduous nor tiring, the only hazard being the occasional kangaroo and tourist driver. Chase also occasionally attends day care (of which availability is not a problem down this way!), so not only does he have the chance to play in the sand and surf, but he also has access to qualified educators and the chance to make loads of friends. With a small nipper in tow, the opportunity to get involved with this community will only continue to grow. There are dozens of committees to get involved with, and events that are always on the look out for volunteers. From arts events to sporting events, Lorne has such an array of activities, that there is literally something for everyone. The hardest part is having the time to get involved with all the things you want to. For anyone out there that has ever had the same thought as us, yes it is possible, you can still have a career, live at the beach and raise a family in a community where kids are safe and people look out for each other. There are so many people that hear where we live and immediately sigh and lament at how lucky we are to live in Lorne. They are right of course, but, we are big believers in making your own luck. AMANDA CHASE

COMMUNITY PROFILE I have lived in Lorne for the past 13 years and have visited for over 30 years, since I was a young boy, and have seen Lorne grow during this time. In the past I’ve been involved in the Lorne Aquatic Pool Committee to try to get funding for a heated pool for the community and I’m currently a sponsor for the Lorne Football & Netball Club. I have also been a parent helper in the Auskick program as I have two beautiful boys, Sam and Ray, who attended the local kindergarten and are now at Lorne’s primary school. At the age of 18 I started my working career as a manual labourer and eventually moved to carpentry where I completed an apprenticeship. I then had a change of career and became a Pizza Chef at Falls Creek. At around the age of 30 I decided to return to the carpentry business. It was at this I time decided to move to Lorne permanently. It was also when I became a registered builder as an opportunity was presented to me by another local who was looking to build a home. This inspired me to complete the necessary paperwork to obtain my building registration so I could complete this friend’s dream. The thing I am most proud of with my GD Construction business, is the quality of workmanship. I also feel very lucky to be able to have the chance to build the type of house that I dream to build, and to be able to work in such an amazing location as Lorne. The things I love most about Lorne are its natural beauty which blows me away on a daily basis and that we have such a great community. I love the country living with a cool attitude, not to mention the great coffee culture where as locals we all connect!

LORNE WARD EVENTS CALENDAR JUNE Preview & launch of the Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, 4:30pm to 6pm at Qdos Art, Allenvale Rd, Lorne 8

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Mixed support for constitutional campaign BY JAMES TAYLOR OPINION is divided among Surf Coast Shire councillors over whether the council should financially support a push for local government to be recognised in the constitution. It has been proposed voters at the federal election will also decide on a referendum that will allow the federal government to provide funding directly to local councils. The Municipal Association of Victoria has backed the change, and asked the shire in April to contribute a

voluntary levy of $13,440 towards a campaign by the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA). At last week’s meeting in Aireys Inlet, the council resolved to only give $5,000 to the ALGA but some councillors questioned the merit of supporting the campaign at all. Cr Brian McKiterick moved the amendment for the lower contribution, and said it was a more appropriate figure. “In a democratic society, we should be able to give the best possible information about this issue.� Cr Rose Hodge said she had no doubt some councils would not contribute but the campaign

should be supported. “I hope everyone in the gallery of voting age votes ‘yes’.� Councillors Rod Nockles, Heather Wellington and Clive Goldsworthy voted against the motion. Cr Wellington said there had been 44 attempts to make constitutional amendments but only eight had succeeded. “There’s no justification for spending ratepayers’ money on something that’s not going to get over the line.� After the meeting, Cr Nockles said he had a

number of concerns, including that the pro-reform campaign was not properly balanced. “I’m not convinced by a lot of the arguments that it (recognising local government) is necessary at all.� He said he would instead prefer money to be spent on clearly delineating the responsibilities of federal, state and local governments. City of Greater Geelong general manager of corporate services Jeff Wall said the MAV had asked the council for $79,286, which would be considered at the council meeting on June 11.

Watchers wait for whale season NATIONAL Whale Day has passed, and Southern Right Whales are expected to be seen in large numbers along Victoria’s south west coast in the coming weeks. There have been sporadic but confirmed sightings from Port Phillip Bay, Jan Juc, Portland and Logans Beach at Warrnambool already this month, but it is still too early to declare the whales have arrived for the season. Every year, the whales move from the cooler sub-Antarctic regions to the warmer waters of the southern Australian coast to give birth and nurse young from June to October. Department of Environment and Primary Industries senior biodiversity officer Mandy Watson said the whales could stay for as long as four to five months before returning south again. “Preparations have been made to make the most of the whales’ visit, with 22 volunteers from Deakin University completing their training as part of the Warrnambool Whale Watch program.� The start of whale monitoring coincides with National Whale Day, which was marked on June 1.

Ms Watson said the day celebrated the whales and dolphins that migrated to our coastlines annually and Australia’s position as a world leader in whale conservation. “We’re very lucky to receive these rare visitors each year and have the opportunity to see them in their natural setting. To ensure visitors can enjoy the views without disturbing the whales, strict regulations are in place.� All boats are banned from Logans Beach between June 1-October 31. Normal whale watching guidelines apply outside the exclusion area – jetskis may not come closer than 300 metres, boats may not get closer than 200 metres, and no vessels may come between a whale and a calf. Commercial tour vessels operating under a permit may approach no closer than 100 metres, while aircraft may not be flown lower than 300 metres. To report whales and dolphins in distress, phone the whale and dolphin emergency hotline on 1300 136 017. Southern Right Whales off the coast near Lorne in July last year. Photo: WARWICK TUCKER For more information, head to depi.vic.gov.au.

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Party seeks the animal justice vote BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Animal Justice Party (AJP) is looking for support from voters in the Geelong region who are disenchanted by the animal welfare policies of the major parties. About a dozen people attended an information session held by the New South Wales-based party at the Spring Creek Community House on Thursday, and a meeting was held with Victorian candidate Bruce Poon in Torquay on Friday. The AJP is campaigning on a platform of promoting and protecting the interests and capabilities of animals by providing a dedicated voice for them in Australia’s political system, and is

looking for members and volunteers. Western region coordinator Andy Meddick said the party was most known for its stance against live export but it would view other issues “through the same framework of respect and compassion”. “We see cruel practice not just in how the animals are raised, but in the whole process.” He said the group would not interfere with animal welfare organisations but was seeking a political solution to the issues. “Don Chipp said the Democrats were there to ‘keep the bastards honest’, and this is what this is all about. You can’t influence policy and decision without actually being there.” He said the party needed at least 4 per cent of the

vote – which equated to 14,403 people in western Victoria – to qualify for federal funding. At $2.47 per vote, 4 per cent across Victoria would result in $370,000 of funding, which Mr Meddick said would be used as a platform to further spread the party’s message. “We believe there are certainly people out there who are disenfranchised by the major parties. “Corangamite’s only held by 400 votes anyway – there are a lot of disenchanted voters out there. “If we don’t do something, nothing will change. We can at least have a go.” Andy Meddick speaks at Thursday’s information session. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

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Garden project spreads its wings BY JAMES TAYLOR THE vegetable garden at Anglesea Primary School is looking even better thanks to a community arts project. The six-month Butterfly Project has created a butterfly-themed fence and gates around the garden, and was officially launched at the school yesterday afternoon. Anglesea Primary School’s vegie garden group was started six years ago

by parent Alison Rau. The program has now grown to include pupils visiting the garden once a week for activities including composting lunch scraps and building no dig garden beds to harvesting and cooking with produce. The site was looking a little wilted after a school and garden relocation last year, and parent and local artist Cinnamon Stephens suggested the Butterfly Project to beautify the area. In the project, every pupil in the school was involved in designing and creating nearly 100 butterfly templates, with the help of community groups including the Men’s Shed, Angair, Anglesea Kindergarten and Blue Cross Aged Care. Stephens then transferred the templates to sheet metal and created the artwork that now adorns the garden fence and gates. The project was completed with a $1,000 grant from Surf Coast Shire’s small community grants program.

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Wild landscapes put on show BY TIFFANY PILCHER A WIDE range of stunning landscape paintings by accomplished Aireys Inlet artist Donald Ramsay will be featured at Seaview Gallery in Queenscliff throughout the month of June. His paintings show scenes of sweeping plains, peaceful waterways and scrub-covered mountains from all over Australia in the striking colours that are unique to the natural Australian environment. A number of the pieces were painted on location in Western Australia’s remote Kimberley region, where Mr Ramsay found the remoteness and dramatic scenery a source of great inspiration. “I’m mainly inspired by the wilderness landscapes of Australia and it’s amazing up there. “I try to work on location – just find a beautiful spot and work in complete isolation and it’s the perfect place for that. “My smaller works are usually done that way and the larger ones are created back in the studio.” Seaview Gallery director Colleen Kenwood said she was immediately

Last Sun, East Kimberly is one of many of Donald Ramsay’s paintings that will be displayed at Seaview Gallery in Queenscliff throughout June.

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Aquatic survivors armed with safety skills BY ALI DEANE LOCAL primary school students will be heading to the beach armed with new aquatic skills and surf awareness thanks to an innovative program. Grades 5 and 6 from Bellbrae Primary School and Torquay P-6 College undertook the TrainupNow Aquatic Survivor program training at Torquay beach in February, and last week were presented with their certificates of completion. The program, created by surf life saving experts and trainers Kelvin Benson and David Nankervis, saw students learn about surf awareness, beach safety, swimming in the surf, CPR, patient assessment and first aid on the beach, in the

classroom and in the water. Bellbrae primary grade 5/6 teacher Luke O’Meara said the program was not only vital for those growing up in coastal communities, but would also be invaluable for people living in the city. “Our standard swimming program in the pool is for grade 3s and 4s. The aquatic survivor program is practical, really useful, and it’s great to offer them the opportunity for experiencing the open water. “They were engaged with different activities, looking at surf awareness, swimming, surfing, first aid and CPR. “We would like to think, should our students be put in a situation, they would be able to assist someone, or help themselves, if they were in trouble

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Peppers The Sands Torquay last week hosted its first annual corporate golf day familiarisation, which was a free event. Business development manager Mark Day said “we aimed at attracting down the local Geelong/Surf Coast corporate market, and the day was a great success”. Here golfers are in buggies on their way to the tee at the start of the day.

PARENTS who want to enrol their children at kindergartens in Torquay, Jan Juc and Anglesea for next year have been encouraged to move quickly as the deadline for applications approaches. Surf Coast Shire operates a central enrolment process for all kindergartens in these areas, which allocates places at the Torquay Kindergarten, Jan Juc Pre-school, Torquay Montessori and Anglesea Kindergarten. As a result, parents only need enrol their children once if seeking a place at any of these centres. Surf Coast mayor Libby Coker said demand for kindergarten places

is expected to be strong again. “The central enrolment is the best way of helping ensure places get allocated fairly and helping local kindergartens through the administrative process of dealing with enrolments for the following year.” Enrolment applications close on July 19, and must be made by filling out the standard registration form available from the four kindergartens; the Torquay Children’s Services Hub at 27 Grossmans Road, Torquay; the shire offices at 1 Merrijig Drive, Torquay; or by downloading from the Surf Coast Shire website at surfcoast. vic.gov.au. Forms must include proof of age. To enrol in three-year-old kinder,

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SUP at surf tours GREAT Ocean Road Surf Tours’ stand up paddle (SUP) star, Australian number four and four-time state champion Kristi Page is heading the multiaward winning learn-to-surf company’s latest venture. SUPs are becoming one of the fastest growing water sports around but it could also be one of the fastest growing dangers in the surf. Great Ocean Road Surf Tours owner Alistair Lawson explains. “As these boards are so big they can quite easily become a danger in the hands of those less experienced in the surf. That is why we feel every person wishing to take up this water sport should have a degree of surfing experience and also flat water experience before graduating into the waves.” Great Ocean Road Surf Tours are now running

private flat water lessons at Spring Creek which are designed to help teach people the basics of SUP and also more intermediate skills to help control your board in the surf. “As a long time SUP rider I feel this is a great opportunity to help people get the most out of their time, gain more confidence in the surf and also to stay safe,” Kristi Page said “It should be a must for all who want to join our sport and the private lessons are also a fantastic opportunity to gain further insights into surfing etiquette.” For more details of their SUP programs contact Great Ocean Road Surf Tours at their new location 106 Surf Coast Highway, Torquay, check out their website gorsurftours.com.au or call them free on 1800 787 353.

Ocean Grove’s stand up paddle board star Kristi Page in action. Photo SEA ME SURF PHOTOGRAPHY

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Philanthropic surfers share the love BY ALI DEANE

TWO philanthropic surfers are calling on locals to share the love of surfing by donating old surf boards to disadvantaged children of Papua New Guinea. Gary Mills discovered reading a newspaper article that village kids were surfing on bits of bark and wood and decided that living in the middle of the surf industry, there had to be something he could do to help. Within six months, Mills had organised two containers of boards and is hoping the program can continue delivering pre-loved equipment to young surfers overseas, less fortunate than us. “I worked with community youth groups years ago, but it was time to give back again. “I contacted the Australian guy who ran the surf camp in Papua New Guinea, to see what I could do. He was rapt. They’re living in the islands, in little villages, and there are some fantastic skills there. “I’ve been so surprised at the backing of the locals here. I’ve been trying to get the local surf industry involved, and most have been really proactive about it. Everyone has said how fantastic an idea it is.” When Ben Jackson from Great Ocean Road Real Estate heard about the initiative, he decided to form a partnership, and act as a drop off point for boards. “It’s a fantastic thing to give back to the underprivileged, and if people overseas can benefit from what we discard at the end of the day, I think that’s

a fantastic initiative. We live in the surf capital, and we may get boards each season, but one board for them is a great gift.” The battle that local surfers in Papua New Guinea face in securing an old fibreglass surfboard to simply enjoy what we take for granted is an ongoing challenge in the village communities as the sport evolves there. Drop off points for long and

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SMILE and squeals of delight abounded when Great Ocean Road Marathon director John Craven handed over $3,000 last week to the Apollo Bay Children’s Centre. The Kids Gallop, which was a fun run for families, was one of the marathon highlights and a portion of the entry fees went directly to Apollo Bay’s Otway Health towards buying play equipment and games for the children.

Entries were up on the previous year and even the foreboding weather did not quell the spirits of the enthusiastic participants. The Kids Gallop was in its second year and was organised to honour the wonderful legacy left behind by Apollo Bay stalwart, Les Noseda. The event is predicted to grow again next year.

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Coastline grows wealth of expertise BY TIFFANY PILCHER TWO of the Surf Coast’s leading financial groups have joined together to offer an even greater network of financial experts to Surf Coast, Bellarine and Geelong residents. Kelly Financial and Associates joined Coastline Financial Group last month with Chris Kelly now operating from Coastline’s office in Torquay under the Coastline brand. As director of Coastline Financial Group, Darryn Jacobs is delighted to have Chris on board and said clients will not notice a change, but the benefits are being felt behind the scenes. “Acquiring the business has been a really positive step for our clients and the community,” he said. “Kelly Financial and Associates is a great fit for us, we’re both award winning businesses, now everyone has access to the best of both of us and it has increased our knowledge base as a whole.” Coastline can help with all aspects of financial decision making including wealth management, retirement planning, superannuation, business solutions, insurance and home loans. Their expertise and key focus on client relationships combined with their fresh approach to financial advice make them leaders in the field and a pleasure to deal with. “What’s unique to us is our ability to identify gaps in our client’s current financial position and take the appropriate steps to bridge that gap,” Darryn said. “That’s our primary philosophy and it is complemented by our professional and relatable approach, I like knowing people can relate to our staff and we live and breathe the coastal lifestyle. “You’re likely to see us out surfing or walking the dog along the beach, I don’t look like a typical financial planner and this isn’t a typical financial

planning business, we are always looking to be a step ahead.” Darryn has more than a decade of experience and first took an interest in the industry after visiting a financial planner himself when he was younger. “I realised it was something I was passionate about, I wanted to learn everything there was to know about the industry. “I am constantly undertaking study, it never ends for me and my staff. “We keep our finger on the pulse and are always making sure we’re always doing our best for our clients,” he said. He went on to study financial planning and took a role at a Geelong firm before forming Coastline Financial Group in Anglesea, allowing him to live, work and raise a family on the Surf Coast. He then opened the Torquay office as a natural progression for the business and to offer Coastline’s expanding client base easier access to the business. Darryn said he finds the job and assisting people achieve their goals incredibly fulfilling. “I really enjoy seeing the relationships form and grow over the years with clients and it sounds clichéd but watching people reach their goals is truly rewarding for me, it’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. “Great financial advice can benefit anyone, I think there is the perception that you need money to make money, but we welcome and support people from all walks of life. “It’s never too late to start making informed financial choices.” To enquire about Coastline Financial Group’s services or to set up an appointment with one of their highly skilled advisors, call 5264 7700 or visit coastlinefinancialgroup.com.au.

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Charcoal chicken settles in to roost in Torquay BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Surf Coast is in a flap about the opening of the new specialty roast chicken shop and café, Torquay Charcoal Chicken and Carvery. Since opening last week, they have been serving up deliciously succulent roast chickens, beef, lamb, pork, fresh chips and roast veggies to plenty of satisfied customers. Customers can choose from generous servings of whole and half chickens, roast rolls, and a range of salads and sides. Cakes, biscuits and Map organic coffee is also available to enjoy in store, take away, or pull up a seat in the outdoor dining area on Gilbert Street. Owner Wayne Porter said quality was a huge factor when choosing the chickens and is proud to be using chemical free La Ionica chickens. “If you’ve got a chemical free chook, the seasoning and the stuffing right and it all blends together nicely with those great smoky flavours then it’s perfect,” he said. “People around Torquay demand a more organic approach to life, they’re conscious of what goes into their bodies and so far the feedback we’re getting is that people love having the chemical free option.” Wayne has chosen local ingredients and suppliers where possible including his special seasoning mix made with Geelong-based Screaming Seeds Spice Co herbs and spices. He said there is a definite emphasis on

providing delicious food prepared in-house to guarantee quality and freshness. “Everything is house made – the schnitzels and scallops are Italian style and made here, the cakes are made by our in-house cake maker – it’s all made on the premises. “The roast veggies aren’t fried first, they’re fresh and properly roasted – we are focusing on providing great wholesome, home-style food and a better, healthier fast food option.” Wayne opened the store after noticing there was no dedicated chicken shop in Torquay and found he had trouble getting a roast chicken after 6pm, especially in summer. “I always thought this would be a great spot to have a shop so when it went on the market I had to take the opportunity and I’m pleased to give people the option of getting their roasts locally instead of having to drive into Geelong.” Wayne said he has also been blessed with great staff who have made opening the store a pleasure. “They’re such a nice bunch of people and they naturally have a focus on great customer service, everyone is welcome to come and say hello.” Torquay Charcoal Chicken and Carvery is open from 7am to 8pm 7 days a week at Shop 6/19 Gilbert Street, Torquay and EFTPOS is available. For phone orders and enquiries call 5264 7054.

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Learning to drive a year-round focus rain, hail or shine THE Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is reminding learner drivers and their parents not to discard their L-plates and car keys this winter, in pursuit of clocking 120 hours of practice. Learners less than 21 years of age are required to gain a minimum 120 hours practice in all conditions under the graduated licensing system, which must be recorded in the official VicRoads log book. “Driving in wet and trying conditions is essential, as it provides critical experience behind the wheel to help learners prepare for solo driving when they obtain their probationary licence,” TAC chief officer Janet Dore said. “When it comes to getting in the driver’s seat, you can never have too much practice.” Young Victorians who don’t have access to a supervising driver or car can access the L2P

Program which enables them to get their 120 hours of practice – ensuring more learners are better prepared. Learner drivers are paired with trained mentors who use program cars, often provided through local car dealers, for practice. The TAC has committed $10.5 million to enable the program to run until 2015. L2P is delivered by VicRoads in partnership with local councils. “This has proven to be a great initiative and already we are seeing the benefits,” Ms Dore said. “Millions of dollars of funding is ensuring more than 1,800 Victorian learners each year are accumulating crucial hours of practice they otherwise wouldn’t have. “We know this program is vital as young people remain over represented in road trauma.”

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A regional partnership with TAC and the Victorian Government Maintain vigilance about road safety. (Rural Vic Toll YTD) The above figures represent regional Victoria’s road toll.

HOON Investigation Teams will be trialled in the state’s south east as police ramp up efforts to catch hoons. The teams will be trialled over three months in Casey, Greater Dandenong and Cardinia Police Service Areas, with police targeting speeding, illegal drag racing and overloaded vehicles. The Hoon Investigation Teams will be stood up and deployed as required by the local inspectors, and will act as another tool for police as they continue to target intentional high risk driving and anti-social behaviour. The teams will consist of general duties police, Highway Patrol officers, detectives, intelligence practitioners and other specialist units. Road Policing command assistant commissioner Robert Hill said the aim of the Hoon Investigation Teams was to provide all members of Victoria Police with additional

support to address intentional high risk driving. “Hoon driving is more than just a road policing issue, it’s a matter for all Victoria Police members” he said. “Intelligence reveals a direct correlation between fatal and serious injury collisions, intentional high risk driving and crime related activity. “As an organisation, we need to send a strong message to irresponsible drivers that their actions are criminal and they will not be tolerated.” In 2012, 4,378 vehicles were impounded under the hoon legislation in Victoria while 3,856 vehicles were impounded in 2011. In Greater Dandenong, police impounded 203 vehicles in 2012 and 162 vehicles in 2011. In Casey, police impounded 96 vehicles in 2012 and 126 vehicles in 2011. In Cardinia, police impounded 60 vehicles in

2012 and 54 vehicles in 2011. Southern Metropolitan Region Divisional Commander Superintendent Derek Lamb said the Hoon Investigation Teams provided the opportunity to deploy resources in a structured way to effectively stamp out intentional high risk driving. “We have become increasingly concerned about the frequency of organised hoon driving events in Melbourne’s south east,” he said. “These events are not only a risk to those participating in them but also to other road users.” The trial is expected to finish in August and will then be evaluated. Victoria has a new 10-year Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan. For more information visit roadsafety.vic. gov.au.

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Students stoked on surfing academy BY ALI DEANE OUT of surfing success in last year’s state schools surfing titles, combined with the vision of physical education teacher Nikki Hooley and Surfing Victoria’s Max Wells and Adam Robertson, Surf Coast Secondary College’s (SCSC) new surfing academy has taken off. The SCSC surf team not only surfed into second spot overall in the recent Victorian State Schools Titles at Jan Juc, but Josh van Niekerk posted third place in his round one heat in a star studded under 16s individual competition, and Izzy Cooke took fourth in the final. The results were significant seeing most surfers were from years 7 and 8, against opponents in more senior years. Students with and without surfing backgrounds have embraced the program, which combines daily fitness sessions, land based training, on beach coaching, learning about the industry, nutrition, media and events. “There are some really good up and coming surfers, they’ve got a lot of potential and they are so committed and focused,” Ms Hooley said.

“This program has seen them catching up more, surfing more, competing, and it’s safe, it’s like a big community. There’s a variety of ages, and they end up helping and mentoring each other.” Surf academy members also have the opportunity to work with local SEDA sports students on events and under local surf coaches. Surf academy member Tyrah Brown of year 10 said it didn’t matter if you were really good at surfing or learning. “We share the same home group, so there’s no chance of falling behind with other school work. “I think it’s really good for students, because you actually get out and enjoy what you’re doing, and you’re not just in the classroom. “We also get the chance to get to know kids at school you would never normally talk to, and become buddies. I’d definitely recommend it, because it’s awesome, and it’s everything – fitness and overall health as well, it’s so practical.” Ms Hooley said students had to sign a contract, be willing to do everything and keep up with their other school work. “They love it, these guys are talented, and it’s great to support them.”

Surf Coast Secondary’s surf academy with PE teacher Ms Nikki Hooley before jumping into an endurance session at Jan Juc last month.

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Good zone in Red Cross appeal Dear Editor, On behalf of Australian Red Cross, the Barwon Zone would like to thank all those people who so generously supported us in our March Red Cross Calling Appeal. This appeal runs for the month of March during which time we knock on doors and ask for the public to support us. We also collect in shopping centres and in other ways as Geelong is growing so rapidly we can’t door knock all areas. We are very fortunate to have the assistance of some Geelong schools, Belmont High, Manifold Primary, Torquay College, St Josephs, Sacred Heart, Barwon Heads Primary School and Geelong Grammar School. It is always gratifying to see the delight many students have from the experience of contact with residents or of telling us what they have raised for the Appeal. A special thank you too, to Lions and Rotary groups who assisted. This year we raised over $96,000. The money will go to support services in Australia. Our programs are across all states. Geelong for instance has the benefit of two vehicles taking patients to and from medical appointments as far away as Colac or Melbourne, we have a Telecross service where people who are living alone at home receive a daily call and we provide breakfasts to three primary schools in Geelong. We are extremely grateful to all our supporters. Carol Richardson Red Cross appeal chair Barwon Zone

Good samaritan thanks Dear Editor, On Saturday May 18, I had a very severe fall while walking my dog on the footpath on the western boundary of the Star of the Sea village in Torquay. Two women very kindly came to my rescue, stemmed my bleeding and helped me home, fortunately only some 200 metres away. I do not know their names but would very much like to thank them for their good samaritan act. Stella Muschamp Torquay

A Stirling effort ANDREW KATOS MP

Member for South Barwon District

Please feel free to contact me to discuss any State Government concerns you may have. Electorate Office: 152 High St Belmont 3216 Phone: 5244 2288 Fax: 5244 2327 Email:andrew.katos@parliament.vic.gov.au Authorised by: A Katos 152 High St Belmont

Dear Editor, I wish to congratulate everyone involved with success of the Doug and Mary Stirling community dinner held in Lorne on Saturday May 25. Doug and Mary’s service to Lorne is well known and the evening was a fitting recognition of their commitment to the Lorne community and its people. It was such a wonderful opportunity to celebrate this with Doug and Mary. Whether it was their involvement with Lorne’s first store and first cinema, their outstanding commitment to the development of the Lorne foreshore or to capturing the history of Lorne, Doug and Mary were there. The Doug and Mary Stirling Community Award will, in future, recognise others who have made

important contributions to the Lorne community. Congratulations to the Lions Club of Lorne for this very positive initiative and to all who made it such a great success. Sarah Henderson Liberal candidate for Corangamite

A good sign Dear Editor, I was pleased to see a positive response from the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) to some past letters raising concerns about the shared footpath along the Esplanade. I, like others, have witnessed some near misses between bicycles and pedestrians, both young and elderly on this well constructed walkway. The sign I saw at the Bell Street and Esplanade corner appears well placed and positive in its communication. Hopefully people will read the sign and respond positively to the effective comments outlined. Well done GORCC! David Cheatley Area coordinator Neighbourhood Watch Surf Coast Area

Extra equipment available Dear Editor, Up to June 24, the 48 CFA brigades in our district can apply for VESEP grants for extra firefighting and training equipment to help them serve this community. Volunteer emergency services equipment program (VESEP) is a state government’s $12 million initiative and as the CFA volunteers’ association, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) is working to help local brigades with their applications. The grants offer two dollars for every one dollar in local fundraising and will go as high as $100,000 for fire trucks and command or rescue vehicles, $50,000 for fire station improvements or smaller grants for training and emergency equipment. A lot of the grants go to smaller brigades for front line gear like chainsaws, quick fill pumps, highpowered fans for clearing smoke from buildings or infrared cameras for searching in dense smoke. VFBV helped the state government to design VESEP and we urge local CFA Brigades to visit vfbv.com.au for additional information, application forms and case studies showing how Brigades successfully applied last year. Robert Clark VFBV district 7 president, Representing CFA volunteers

Heads up on mental health Dear Editor, It’s alarming and concerning that – right now – as people are reading this, less than 50 per cent of the 600,000 Australians who have a serious mental

illness are even receiving treatment. We have to start talking about this more. The people affected and their families and friends need all of us to get past the stigma about serious mental illness. We need much more awareness about schizophrenia in particular. People with schizophrenia are 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack and 20 per cent more likely to get cancer. On average, people with schizophrenia live 25 years less than the general population. It’s the physical health of many people with schizophrenia that is killing them – not the mental illness. We need more action by politicians of all parties. Australia is spending about 50 per cent of what other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries spend on mental illness services. People with severe and persistent mental illness have now become some of the most economically and socially marginalised people in Australia. One of the biggest problems for local people is simply finding the services they need to support them. That’s why we’ve launched the Mi Networks initiative. It is a free service that anyone can use. Put simply, just call us and we’ll seek to give you the best referrals possible to the best local services available. Too many people with mental illness issues are not getting the support they need. That is what this service is all about. To call us just ring 1800 985 944 or go to MiNetworks.org.au. We are out to bury the myths and stigmas around mental health. Frankly, it’s time we got much more serious. David Meldrum Chief executive officer, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia

Doing blocks over rates Dear Editor, Surf Coast Shire Council’s plan to double the rates paid by landowners “banking” their blocks is discriminatory. Council has no lawful right to do so, as they are not constitutionally recognised, and are therefore not lawmaking bodies. Any attempt to impose these hikes should be resisted, as the council cannot force ratepayers to build, sell, develop, or otherwise, as long as their (unlawfully-levied) rates are paid. Geelong City Council has been unable to do anything about the controversial Ritz building simply because the owner has paid the rates, thereby fulfilling all supposed obligations. Furthermore, Surf Coast Shire, like most other councils Australia-wide, is desperately seeking constitutional recognition. This is because they do not have it, and were denied such in the 1988 federal referendum. This means that local government does not have the right to levy rates, which are, technically, a property tax. Small wonder class actions are in the process of being set up in various states, including Victoria, to seek redress for these unlawful impositions. Gary Oraniuk Via email


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Surfing in Grove a highlight BY HAMISH BROOKS EIGHT young Indigenous students from Palm Island travelled 2,500 kilometres for a 6-day educational and aspirational tour of Melbourne and surrounds as part of the Cathy Freeman Foundation’s (CFF) Horizons program. The students spent time in Melbourne before spending a few days at Cottage by the Sea in Queenscliff where they participated in various activities such as surfing, a visit to the rock pools and the Marine Discovery Centre. They also took an impromptu trip to the world famous Bells Beach to watch the Indigenous Surfing Competition. CFF chief officer Sonya Stephen said the kids had a great time surfing and playing in the waves at Ocean Grove as well. “They are unlike any they get up in north Queensland, not to mention how cold the water was for them!” The children were part of 600 supported by the Horizons program annually and were on the trip as recognition for the high standards they achieved in leadership, literacy and all-round behaviour in the program. Ms Stephen said half the trip was about cultural engagement and awareness and the other half was based more around outdoor activities and having fun, which is where the partnership with Cottage by the Sea – and a trip to the Bellarine and Surf Coast – came in. Meanwhile, CFF is one of the chosen charity partners for this year’s Melbourne Marathon (Sunday 13 October) – an opportunity for people who want to support CFF.

The Indigenous students from Palm Island who enjoyed a surf in Ocean Grove last week.

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A NEW street directory is landing on bookshop and service station shelves this month. The first edition of the UBD and Gregory’s Geelong Compact Street Directory combines an easy-to-use and portable format with the latest up-to-date mapping of Geelong and outlying areas, including maps of Apollo Bay, Colac, Lorne, Port Fairy, Portland and Warrnambool. The directory also includes Melbourne CBD maps, main connecting roads between Melbourne and Geelong, and a Victoria Road Atlas and index. The Geelong Compact Street

Directory features: • More than 6,450 street listings and 77 suburbs • Gazetted suburbs of Armstrong Creek, Charlemont and Freshwater Creek • Subdivisions at Armstrong Creek, Drysdale, Leopold and Ocean Grove • Detailed Melbourne city business district maps • Melbourne Main Roads map with connections to Geelong • Compatible grid referencing to the larger Melbourne Street Directory • More than 635 facilities including

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Knit one, purl one, save one penguin BY ALI DEANE WORLD Wide Knit in Public Day is fast approaching, and the knitting group at Queenscliff Uniting Church has been hard at work knitting beanies, rugs, gloves, scarves, socks and jumpers for penguins. They will be available to buy, as well as lessons on how to knit, a Devonshire tea, soup and savoury scones at a special community event this weekend. Knit in Public Day began in 2005 as a way for knitters to get together and enjoy each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s company. It has now grown into the largest knitting event in the world, that not only shows that people of all ages can knit, but also that it can be a great community activity.

Knitting group member Sue Longmore said it was a good feeling knitting the tiny jumpers that can help save the life of a penguin, in the event of an oil spill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is amazing to think that a patch of oil the size of a thumb-nail can kill a little penguin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When an oiled penguin is rescued, a tiny jumper is placed on it to keep it warm and prevent it from preening and swallowing the toxic oil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the penguin regains its strength, a healthy weight and the natural oils that keep it waterproof, it is released back into the wild.â&#x20AC;? Head along to help knit squares for rugs and jumpers for injured penguins as well as learn to knit, this weekend, June 8 and 9 at Queenscliff Uniting Church, from 10am to 4pm, corner of Hesse and Stokes streets. Wool and needles will be supplied, Devonshire

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Barwon Heads students lend a helping hand BY TIFFANY PILCHER

Little penguin jumpers are just some of the items the Queenscliff Uniting Church knitting group has been busily knitting in the lead up to World Wide Knit in Public Day, this weekend.

Tea, soup and savoury scones available, and locally made beanies, rugs, gloves, scarves, socks, and hot water bottle covers will be for sale. Contact Joy, Heather or Kerrie for more details on 5258 1986. This weekend also marks the opening of the Scarf Festival at The National Wool Museum in Geelong. In association with Craft Victoria, the Scarf Festival is now into its fifth year in Geelong and hundreds of scarves will be on display from knitters from across Australia and overseas. An exhibition of original scarves created to reflect the makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own unique experiences is a key attraction and there will also be an exciting program of craft demonstrations running throughout the festival, daily from June 7 to August 25, 10am to 4pm.

BARWON Heads Primary School has continued to donate generously to community organisations and charities, recently handing over a $250 cheque to the Australian Red Cross. The aid organisation recently thanked the school for their generous response to this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red Cross Calling Appeal, and said the money raised would go towards helping people during times of personal and widespread crisis. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior school council nominated the Red Cross as a charity they would like to donate to after identifying a need to help them raise funds. Two casual clothes days were held at the end of two terms last year with each student making a gold coin donation to raise the money. The money was presented to Red Cross volunteers by the current school captains and principal Darren Roskosch at an assembly in March. Mr Roskosch said that he could see a strong sense of pride felt amongst the students when the money was presented. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the Red Cross representatives thanked the students for organising the day and their donation you could see how good it made them feel, they were all smiles, it was written all over their faces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are always looking for ways to directly involve our students in the community and make them aware of the importance of helping others who may not be as lucky as they are. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is one way of doing that which has benefited not only the students but also our community.â&#x20AC;?

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Making contact with safe alternative A LOCAL optometrist has sung the praises of contact lenses. OPSM Waurn Ponds optometrist Rowan Prendergast said â&#x20AC;&#x153;contact lenses are a fantastic, safe and convenient alternative to spectacles, provided you follow the instructions given by your optometrist and clean them regularly.â&#x20AC;? There are now 800,000 people who regularly wear contact lenses in Australia. Advances in technology have made it possible for most people to wear contact lenses successfully. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are two main types of contact lenses. Hard lenses are usually made of rigid plastic and cover only part of the cornea. Soft lenses are made of a soft and flexible water absorbing material that conforms closely to the shape of the eye. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The type of lenses that are prescribed depend on your eye health, vision problems, the shape of your eyes and your work environment and hobbies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For people who surf, dive, sail or play sport, daily disposable contact lenses can be ideal.â&#x20AC;? All contact lenses need to be removed, cleaned and disinfected in order to remove micro-organisms that can cause infection; however, advances in

technology have meant that some people are now able to be fitted with extended or continuous wear contact lenses. These lenses are made from materials that effectively transmit oxygen to the eye. This means the lenses can be safely worn for extended periods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to seek advice when considering contact lenses as there are many variables that need to be considered. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A prescription for contact lenses differs from a spectacle prescription and a thorough examination is essential for the most comfortable effective fit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The examination includes measurement of the corneal size and shape, pupil size and eyelid contours.â&#x20AC;? In some cases, contact lenses can give better vision than spectacles for particular conditions such as severe short-sightedness or longsightedness. To book an eye check at OPSM Waurn Ponds, phone 5243 9288 or book online at opsm.com.au. OPSM Waurn Ponds optometrist Rowan Prendergast teaches contact lens insertion to a client.

Safety improved for women in mental health THE safety of women in mental health care at Barwon Health has been given a boost thanks to more than $252,000 from the state government. Minister for Mental Health Mary Wooldridge said that the hospital will be funded under the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Safety of Women in Mental Health Care initiative to develop a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s courtyard; develop two additional bedrooms; and install a nurse call push button system in every bedroom and ensuite within the adult inpatient unit in Geelong. Ms Wooldridge said that women have the right to receive treatment and care, free from fear of victimisation, violence, sexual assault and retraumatisation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ensuring services respect and are sensitive to womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs and their safety is a Coalition government priority,â&#x20AC;? Ms Wooldridge said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under the Safety of Women in Mental Health Care initiative, we have committed more than $4 million to 22 mental health inpatient units across Victoria to improve facility safety through measures

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Quiksilver staff showed their support for people with cancer in their annual Cancer Council Biggest Morning Tea and bake off last week. Over $150 was raised by the Quiksilver-DC distribution crew, and Quiksilver staff in Torquay hoped to raise even more through donations, a count the cuppas competition and raffle. Organiser Vicky Hunt said it was such an easy way to support the cause, and make a difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can put your own personal touch on a morning tea. We always get so many entries, people love baking - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really good. Cancer is one of the biggest things, everyone can relate to it, and this gets everyone together.â&#x20AC;? Gary Wall was judge of the bake off competition, with this DC shoe one of the most impressive entries.

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Barwon Health volunteers recognised THE 2013 Minister for Health Volunteer Awards were held at the MCG last month, with Barwon Health volunteers receiving four awards for outstanding achievements. The awards, which coincided with National Volunteer Week, celebrate and recognise dedicated volunteers who are at the heart of Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public

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healthcare system. Nominations were received from a variety of Victorian government funded healthcare providers and not-for-profit organisations delivering health and wellbeing programs to the community. Barwon Health volunteers were honoured to be recognised by the Minister for Health David Davis in each category they were nominated for. Awards were received for the following categories: Achievement from a team from a regional health service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; emergency department volunteers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; palliative care volunteers. Most outstanding volunteer achievement by an individual â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ken Hawkins, mental health volunteer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gordon Bell, volunteer driver. Barwon Health chief officer professor David Ashbridge attended the awards and said the recognition was testament of the fantastic support volunteers offer the organisation.

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Lorne takes action on depression and anxiety EARLY last month, over 50 people gathered at the Lorne Country Club to hear beyondblue speaker Don Callahan talk about depression and anxiety in the workplace. The night was arranged by Lorne Community Hospital, and the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health promotion coordinator, Heather Ramp, said it was a success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Don is a psychologist with 36 years of experience in human resource management and counselling.

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BY ALI DEANE INTERNATIONAL troubadours The Outside Track have just touched down in Australia to join in on what is going to be the greatest celebration of Celtic music this side of the equator. It will be the first time Australian audiences have had the pleasure of seeing The Outside Track on our shores when they hit the stage this weekend for the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington. Fresh from touring the UK, Denmark and Germany they have been delighting audiences around the world with their modern take on the traditional; blending rhythms and grooves with virtuosity and energy. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, this band is united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Harp player Ailie Robertson said anyone of any age could enjoy their music. “I think Celtic music has got the rep that it’s all diddly diddly stuff. But every time young people see us, they go away and say wow. It’s not pop music, but it’s not that far from pop. There are a lot of grooves and rhythms. It’s really fun.” The Outside Track has enjoyed five years of extensive touring in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA, including appearances at Celtic Connections, Celtic Colours, Goderich, Mission, Memoire et Racines, Sidmouth, and Whitby festivals. And Robertson said she can’t wait to perform in Portarlington with new lead singer Aoife Scott. “Our previous lead singer (Norah Rendell) just had her first baby, so this is the first time Aoife’s joined us on tour. “Travelling is just one of the great perks of the job. We’ve been around the world now, and we’re on the road six to seven months of the year. “It is so fun playing with lots of bands, on stage and on tour. You get the opportunity to meet the other bands, and most of the Australian acts will be new to us so it’s going to be really exciting.” Robertson said growing up in Scotland, traditional music was a huge part of the culture, alongside Ceilidhs, also known as traditional Irish dances. “It’s a part of you from a really young age, so you don’t even really notice. “I grew up playing classical piano, but my harp teacher was into traditional music, so I took it up. We all met at uni, studying in Ireland. It was never my intention to be a full-time musician, but I’m really glad it happened.” The Outside Track will perform at Parks Hall, Portarlington on Friday night from 9.50pm, on

The Outside Track has travelled all the way from Ireland to play at this year’s National Celtic Festival in Portarlington.

Saturday you can see them in the Club Room between 1pm and 2pm, Saturday at 9.20pm they return to Parks Hall, and on Sunday they will join in on the Festival Super Ceilidh from 4-6pm also at Parks Hall. Imogen Brough, Zeptepi, The Ploughboys and Tolka are just some of the other fantastic artists you can catch at the National Celtic Festival this weekend across a dozen heated venues. There will also be dance workshops, language, poetry, pipes, drums, Celtic cuisine, Celtic pursuits and activities. Head to nationalcelticfestival.com, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong, or phone 5225 1200 for more information and tickets.

Aoife Scott is the new lead singer with The Outside Track – they put a modern twist on traditional music.

Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh is master of the harp, and excited about heading to Portarlington for the National Celtic Festival.


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Spirit of adventure in valley IT IS hard to adequately describe the Yarra Valley and its beauty, so picturesque and so close (only an hour or so from Melbourne), yet so very much a world away from the everyday comings and goings. This very fact of proximity alone has seen the region flourish as a tourist destination – especially wine tourism – and this continues to gain momentum. With a pioneering wine heritage that stretches back to when vines were first planted in 1838, the fortunes of the regions wine productivity and popularity have fluctuated over the ensuing years. But since the re-establishment of the wine industry in the region in the 1960s and 1980s, grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Shiraz have become synonymous with the region and justly famous for their high quality. A new spirit of adventure has emerged over the last decade or so, with young winemakers prepared to experiment in the winery and focus more attention on the land, that is the “terroir”. This innovation and inventiveness has lead to a more down to earth and natural winemaking approach and philosophy, challenging traditions and entrenched modern winemaking processes in search of “another” way. Two such characters that embody these beliefs are winemakers Timo Mayer and William Downie. It’s hard to deny the similarities that exist between the two yet each has their own unique qualities. Both use big Burgundy bottles with cork closures and wax seals and a natural “holistic” approach to their winemaking with a heavy emphasis on the site and the vintage – paramount to their ambitions of producing wines that have a sense of “place”. Timo Mayer was born in Germany with a family winemaking history that stretches back over three centuries, and he spends a lot of time in the vineyards, thinning shoots, plucking leaves and opening up the canopies in an effort to produce much smaller crops to increase concentration, complexity and quality. Known for his work at Gembrook Hill, he also produces wines from his own vineyard – Bastard Hill. William Downie is well known for his obsession with the Pinot Noir grape and his different ways of going about it, yet the results are outstanding and his wines are lauded for their incredible complexity, presence and personality. Ever since establishing his label in 2003, having lived and worked in Burgundy for many years, he continually strives for purity and detail in his wines, whilst reflecting their site – adding or subtracting nothing. He believes that in the vineyard you should do everything, whilst in the winery, do nothing in a sense. As well as his own label with very simplistic but distinctive, unique and eye-catching artwork by artist Reg Mombassa, Downie is also involved in another Yarra Valley project – Thousand Candles. Again, the story comes back to one constant – the vineyard, it’s all about the vineyard.

Thousand Candles Yarra Valley Red Blend 2011 ($110) This incredible wine is a blend of Syrah (Shiraz), Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, grown on the Thousand Candles vineyard site. It’s a wine of ethereal beauty, complexity, suppleness, great texture, length and finesse. Downie uses no temperature control during ferment, doesn’t pump the juice over the skins, doesn’t add any acid and only uses preservatives at bottling. This approach has raised eyebrows from

observers thinking it would all go down the drain but the results are very impressive as is the price.

William Downie Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2012 ($72) Will Downie lives and breathes the Pinot Noir variety, producing wines from the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, and Gippsland regions. The new 2012 vintage releases are a work par excellence, and very rare so if you’re into Pinot Noir, track ’em down quick!

Mayer Yarra Valley ‘‘Close Planted’’ Pinot Noir 2012 ($58) Timo Mayer is located in the very groovy Healsville area, a hotpot of emerging wine talent and this wine sourced from his close planted vines shows amazing funkiness, texture and complexity, a signature of this wine.

THE man who is possibly Australia’s biggest musical living legend and best kept secret, Gil Askey, is set to perform two big shows at the Piping Hot Chicken Shop in Ocean Grove on June 7 and 8. As a musical director, producer, songwriter, musical arranger and performer, Askey’s rollcall of collaborators, clients and bandmates is almost unbelievable. As one of the men responsible for Motown he has worked with Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson Five, Gladys Knight, The Temptations and The Supremes. When Diana Ross went solo she took Askin with her as her musical director and he wrote the score for her first film, Lady Sings the Blues. He has performed alongside jazz luminaries such as Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie and once did a duet with Billie Holliday. Piping Hot Chicken Shop owner Ben Chudoschnik said he has been waiting for the opportunity to showcase Askey’s remarkable talent again. “He was here around this time last year and it was one of the best shows we’ve ever had, we knew we had to get him back and this time there are two shows so more people can have the experience of seeing him live. “There aren’t too many original jazz legends still around and he’s almost a hidden treasure in Australia and when he pops up it really is a very special treat, it’s incredible to have someone of that calibre performing here,” he said. He will be joined by three of Australia’s foremost jazz musicians Paul Williamson, Tim

Neil and Mark Jordan. Born in Texas in 1925, Askey has been living in Melbourne for the past 40 years and is heavily involved in school music programs. Gil Askin will take the stage at the Piping Hot Chicken Shop, 6/63 The Terrace, Ocean Grove on June 7 and 8. Tickets are selling fast, to purchase yours contact the shop on 5255 1566.

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A+E news in brief Music among the vines INTERNATIONAL troubadour Carus Thomson is gearing up for a special one off show with his band at Wolseley Winery this Sunday afternoon. The gifted songwriter and storyteller, in the tradition of artists like Paul Kelly, originally rose to popularity as part of the explosion of the roots scene. Aireys Inlet folk pop duo Victoriana Gaye –Vicki Gaye Philipp and Jeff Raglus, are support and punters can soak in the show whilst overlooking the picturesque vineyard. Wolseley Winery is at 1,790 Hendy Main Road, Paraparap, just off the Great Ocean Road. This Sunday June 9, doors open 2pm for a 3pm start ($15 admission) for more information head to wolseleywines.com or phone 0412 990 638.

BY ALI DEANE WHEN he’s not writing lyrics, guitar licks or gigging with psychedelic surf rockers Paradise, Aireys Inlet’s Kasper Raglus can be found exploring ideas and words on canvas. Raglus’ appreciation of graphic art goes back to the 50s and 60s, before the age of computer design, and he is excited to be behind the latest exhibition at Newtown’s Boom Gallery, Zones and Inner Visions Explored. His fascination with words, meaning and context lives through in his work, and he hopes viewers can look inside and enjoy their own interpretations. “This show explores where your mind takes you sometimes; everyday things in life. “There are words and letters in my paintings, and that’s because they make me feel a certain way, and a word represents that. “Art can be like a song, where people can adapt the meaning to their own lives, and not just think of me painting it.” Raglus’ allure to graphic art of the 50s and 60s is rooted in his appreciation of the sign writing of the time, where artists had the skills to create artwork by hand, not the ultra-perfect designs of today, which can be entirely built on computers.

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High voltage rock hits Torquay Cherry Coloured Funk and Zone by Aireys Inlet artist Kasper Raglus will draw you into the zone at Boom Gallery, Newtown.

Immersed in art at home in Aireys Inlet, Raglus said he loves the balance he now enjoys with his father Jeff, the artist behind the famous Mambo designs of the 80s and more recent solo exhibitions, and trumpeter in the Beachniks and Victoriana Gaye. “We’ve both gotten to a point where we feed off each other. He’s definitely an inspiration, but it’s really good to have someone there, who’s so experienced, and to

bounce ideas off.” Head to Boom Gallery, 11 Rutland Street Newtown to check out the distinctive graphic work of Kasper Raglus in Zones and Inner Visions Explored. The show opened on May 31 and continues until the June 22. Meanwhile checkout facebook.com/ ParadiseTheBand and keep an eye out for Paradise’s second single release.

TORQUAY surf punks Macondo Blowout are headlining an unforgettable night of high voltage rock ‘n’ roll for the next in the local gig series this Friday at Torquay Hotel. They have gained a reputation for their full energy sets – they play loud and hard. If you like Frenzal Rhomb, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies, the Meanies or Face to Face you can’t miss The Lizards all the way from the mid coast of Adelaide. And following in the tradition of the series to showcase local bands, crazy rock bogans Pressed Rat and Warthog from Aireys Inlet will round out an electric lineup. Get to the Torquay Hotel this Friday June 7, bands kick off at 9pm, tickets $15 at the door.

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New play explores FONY business GEELONGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Courthouse Arts is set to present their first ensemble project for the year with the new play FONY 2013 opening on May 30. Looking at the phenomenon of social media, digital activism, trolling, FONY 2013 explores how to be authentic in an anonymous world where you can be anyone you want to be. The play aims to get audiences asking what is real and what is not, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set to mimic the online world, making audiences laugh and think about crying without having to totally commit. The title of the play is based on KONY 2012, the viral internet campaign to capture war criminal Joseph Kony. The campaign failed spectacularly when one of the filmmakers suffered an excruciatingly public breakdown which was filmed and caused yet another internet sensation. The eye-opening play is written and directed by Ross Mueller and Georgina Capper, stars Jesse Bickerton, Didem Caia, Charlie McIntyre, Thomas Shears and CJ Sismaet and performances will run until June 8 after which it will be shown in Sydney. Perfect for audiences from year 9 to 99, FONY 2013 will be performed at Courthouse Arts, corner Gheringhap and Little Malop streets, Geelong from May 30 to June 8. Tickets are $15 to $22 and available through courthouse.org.au.

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Art show surfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up new category BY TIFFANY PILCHER A NEW category has been introduced at this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglesea Art and Craft Show, shining a spotlight on the ocean sports that are so close to the heart of the town. Paintings entered in the new surf category must depict surf swell, a figure in the water or on a surf board or body board. Artists from all over Victoria will be featured at the show in a series of categories including oil painting, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, mixed media and on paper and the winner of each category will be announced on opening night. More than 400 artworks will be on display and two artists, Richard Jones and Joy Timms will be demonstrating watercolour and pastel painting respectively throughout the show. Entry to the opening event on Friday night is $7 including wine, nibbles and entry to win one of two door prizes, which this year are paintings by Amanda Hyatt and Ted Dansey, both valued at $4,000. A wide range of craftwork will also be on display and for sale with items ranging from photography and jewellery to glass art, felting and more. Anglesea Art House president Pat McKenzie said the annual event has grown over the past 28 years to become a highly anticipated event on the local art calendar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become such a well known event that people look forward to seeing which local artists are

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The Spot by Pat McKenzie is entered in the new surf category at the Anglesea Art and Craft Show.

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Pau! French food rules MY DAUGHTER visited the Pyrenees region of France last year as part of a school exchange. Other than being robbed on her arrival at Charles de Gaulle airport and a little home sickness, she enjoyed every minute of it. She stayed in the city of Pau near the Spanish border with a French family who welcomed her with open arms. The city is famous for being the birthplace of King Henry IV, King of France. When the king was born, his lips were moistened with the local Jurancon wine and rubbed with garlic shortly after birth. As with almost all of France the people are passionate about food and always of the opinion that their regional food is best. Pau has been an important city in the Tour of France. With its proximity to the mountains, it is a resting place for the riders before they ascend the Pyrenees. It is a base for many outdoor activities with wonderful fishing rivers, skiing and a vast array of fresh produce available. Like much of the south west of France, duck is the dominant meat. Regional delicacies include foie gras, cured ham, sheep’s milk cheeses, fresh peas, mountain berries and wild greens. Poule au Pot is a local specialty dish. King Henry famously promised his subjects, “If God spares me; I will ensure that there is no working man in my kingdom who does not have the means to have a chicken in the pot every Sunday”. Henry IV united France at a time of political unrest both internally and abroad. He proceeded to bring order and prosperity back to France and the promise of regular sustenance for the population played no small part in his plans. My daughter had no problems with sustenance while she was there. Regular family meals and occasions meant she experienced most of the local cuisine. One of her favourites was a garbure, a thick soup of potatoes, white beans and duck. It was always washed down with the local Jurancon dry white wine. I can’t promise the Jurancon wine, but you will find ham hocks, duck fat, our own pork sausages and confit duck legs available at Torquay Farm Foods. (I’m sure I can recommend a local wine to enjoy with this wonderful winter meal).

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Solo Sid still has the blues BY TIFFANY PILCHER THOUGH much loved Apollo Bay band The Vasco Era may be on an indefinite hiatus, fans can catch lead vocalist and guitarist Sid O’Neil at a solo show at Kobo Café over the long weekend. Known for his raspy, soaring vocals and dishevelled, energetic performances, it will be a chance to see the talented musician in a different light. It couldn’t be confirmed whether or not O’Neil will perform any original music, but his penchant for playing a quirky variety of covers ranging from Tom Waits and Elvis Presley to impromptu interjections of the Blue Heelers’ theme means there is a good chance there will be some interesting surprises. The Vasco Era went on their second hiatus midlast year while Sid travelled and began studying social work and bassist Ted O’Neil and drummer Michael Fitzgerald pursued other ventures. They returned to play a few more shows before announcing during a performance in January they were splitting, though many fans hold hope for reunion thanks to their continued communication through their Facebook page. Their debut – the rollicking concept album Oh We Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside – was met with widespread praise, as was sophomore concept album Lucille and their third self-titled album. Sid O’Neil is appearing at Kobo Café, 1 Cliff Street, Torquay on Sunday June 9 at 1.30pm, tickets are $10, available from the venue and selling fast.

Garbure INGREDIENTS 125g dried white beans (cannellini or similar) soaked overnight 1 smoked ham hock 2 tbsp duck fat 2 onions, coarsely chopped 4 carrots, coarsely chopped 3 baby turnips, quartered 2 waxy potatoes, such as Dutch cream or bintje, cut into 2cm pieces 2 garlic cloves Tied herbs of parsley, sage and thyme 250 gm savoy cabbage, coarsely chopped 400 gm pork sausages 2 confit duck legs

Sid O’Neil (right), pictured here with former Vasco Era bandmates Ted O’Neil and Michael Fitzgerald, is performing solo at Kobo Café on Sunday afternoon.

METHOD Place drained beans in a large saucepan with the hock. Cover with cold water, bring to the boil then simmer until beans are tender (45-50 minutes). Drain, reserve beans and ham hock. Heat duck fat in a large saucepan over medium heat, add onion and sauté until soft. Add carrot, turnip, potato, garlic, herbs and reserved beans and ham hock. Cover with 2 litres cold water, boil then reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender (30 minutes), add cabbage, sausages and duck pieces and cook a further 30 minutes. Discard herbs and remove meat from hock and duck bones. Coarsely chop meat, and return to soup. Season to taste.

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Ploughboys reunite for Celtic festival BY ALI DEANE THE reunion of Australian folk favourites the Ploughboys is one more reasons the 2013 National Celtic Festival in Portarlington will be so special. The original Ploughboys have been known to “get back together” from time to time since the new lineup started seven years ago under the wing of Damian Howard, but the last time was 18 months back. Famous through the 90s and 2000s for their original upbeat folk music, the Ploughboys of today have their feet set firmly in the Australian country music scene “The sound has changed a little bit,” original Ploughboy Dominic McAlinden admitted. “But the new band still focuses heavily on a very Australian sound. “We had three really strong songwriters in Howard, Allan O’Connell and Peter Denahy, who went on to play with Slim Dusty’s band and be awarded three golden guitars in recognition of the country scene. “We’re all still very good friends, and still very much love music.” The Ploughboys were known for their appearances at festivals across Australia, including a string of performances at the Maldon Folk Festival, Woodford,

Port Fairy Folk Festival, and Portarlington’s National Celtic Festival. “The festival scene was our mainstay, we liked to play all the festival circuit, and Howard thought this would be a good opportunity to get all the old boys back together. “The band has a great camaraderie. When we get back together, it can be quite a party. We’re all really looking forward to it.” The reunion of the Ploughboys will see O’Connell, McAlinden, Denahy, John Edgar, James Rust, Greg Hunt, Declan O’Neill join Damian Howard and the new members hit the Portarlington stages. “People will get a lot of the original songs, we made three or four albums, and we’ll play a lot of that stuff, festival goers will recognise a lot of those songs.” McAlinden, brother of festival director Una McAlinden said returning would be very special. “It’s become a truly international festival, the calibre equals some of the European festivals. “The main drawcard is the quality of the music. Una has made fantastic connections overseas, and has been bringing the cream of international Celtic acts. It is amazing really.” The National Celtic Festival takes over Portarlington on this long weekend, June 7-10.

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The Ploughboys (L-R) Greg Hunt, Dominic McAlinden, John Edgar, John Bedggood, Allan O’Connell and Damian Howard reunite for next month’s National Celtic Festival in Portarlington.


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The Superjesus rise again BY TIFFANY PILCHER LEGIONS of devoted Superjesus followers have been begging for a reunion since the grunge rockers split a decade ago and now it’s happening with their Resurrection Tour hitting Geelong on Sunday.

After playing what was supposed to be a one-off gig in Adelaide for their hardcore hometown fans in February, guitarist Tim Henwood, who now lives in Aireys Inlet said the raw energy between the band members was undeniable and soon they were organising a full-blown tour.

The Superjesus is rocking out of retirement with an Australia-wide tour, including a stop in Geelong on Sunday June 9.

“There was a lot of love in the room. “It was bizarre because nothing had changed even though we hadn’t even spoken to each other in over a decade. “The energy hit us all and it didn’t take much convincing for us to keep it going.” The Adelaide band won over fans nationwide when they broke out in the mid-90s with their dual ARIA award winning EP Eight Step Rail. A string of hits including “Gravity” and “Secret Agent Man” followed before issues within the band caused the split in 2004. In-fighting was widely reported and Henwood, who left The Superjesus in 2002 to pursue other projects including The Androids and Rogue Traders said they’ve moved on from their less than harmonious past. “We’re the same now as we were then for better or worse but we’re not as foolish these days. “It’s easy to get swept up in your own selfimportance but because we’re a bit older and wiser now, we know better.” On the eve of the first show of the tour Henwood was radiating excitement. “I’ve always loved the music, it’s a great opportunity to play the songs I love again”, he said. “Now I’m trying to get them back into my mind – don’t worry I’ll have it worked out before the shows!” The Superjesus is playing The Wool Exchange, 44 Corio Street, Geelong on Sunday June 9, doors open at 8pm and tickets are available from oztix. com.au.

Get swept up in the beautiful music of Ajak Kwai this Sunday night in Queenscliff as she shares her stories from the heart, in Arabic, Sudanese and English. Kwai will bring the colours, rhythms and mystery of the Upper Nile, gospel signing from Cairo and her latest offering – a funky fusion of Sudanese and Melbourne sounds. Her distinctive voice and vibrant soul style songs have seen her in demand playing at festivals in Byron Bay, Apollo Bay, National Folk Festival, Port Fairy and the Melbourne International Festival. Dive into Songs and Stories of Sudan with Ajak Kwai this Sunday from 5pm at Queenscliff Uniting Church, corner of Hesse and Stokes streets, Queenscliff. To book phone Heather on 5258 2954, pop into the information centre or get your tickets on the door, ($27 includes a warming winter meal).

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Ratatouille – Zucchini, Eggplant, Capsicum & Red Onion Cooked With Tomato, Garlic & Basil***

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Roast Cauliflower w/ Toasted Almonds, Currants & Fresh Herbs***

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Tagliatelle – With Sautéed Mushrooms, Sage, Porcini Cream & Parmesan

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Seafood Laksa – Prawns, Scallops, Calamari & Barramundi in a Fragrant Coconut Soup

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House Made Gnocchi – With Braised Rabbit & Roast Capsicum Ragu, Flavoured With Port, Cinnamon & Orange

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Chorizo ‘Bangers & Mash’ – Fresh Grilled Casa Iberico Chorizo On Sweet Potato Mash With Onion Chilli Jam

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Whole Spatchcock – Marinated in Middle Eastern Spices, Butterflied, Grilled & Served on Roasted Root Vegetables With Garlic, Chilli & Mint & a Warm Almond Bread Sauce

$29

Pork Belly – Braised in Master Stock Then Caramelised, Served With Shredded Asian Veg, Rice Noodles & Master Stock Reduction***

$27

Confit Duck Leg – Slow Cooked For 12 Hours, Then Roasted Until Crispy, Served With Sautéed Spinach, Parsnip Puree & Red Wine Poached Pear***

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$29 Lamb Shank - In a Rich Braise Of White Wine, Tomato, Lemon Zest & Fresh Herbs, Served On Roast Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Potato

Pub Favourites Crumbed Calamari w/ Chips, Garden Salad & Tartare Sauce

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Fish & Chips – Beer Battered Flathead Tails w/ Chips, Garden Salad & Tartare Sauce

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Garlic Chat Potatoes – Baby Potatoes Roasted With Soft Caramelised Garlic***

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Fresh Garden Salad – Dressed in a Light Seeded Mustard Vinaigrette***

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Sautéed Seasonal Vegetables – Steamed & Tossed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil***

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Fishermans Plate for 2 – Chefs Daily Selection of Fresh $70 Seafood including Oysters, King Prawns, Grilled Fish of the Day, Crumbed Calamari & Battered Flat Head Tails, Served w/ Chips & Salad

Steak of The Day – See Specials Board STEAKS ARE COOKED TO YOUR LIKING W/YOUR CHOICE OF SAUCE & SIDES: Mushroom, Creamy Pepper, Gravy, Garlic Butter or Selection of Mustards & Horseradish. Chips & Salad or Potato & Vegetable. Extra Sauces $2

Desserts $9

Hawaiian Pizza Chicken Schnitzel w/ Chips & Veg Chicken Dinosaur Nuggets w/ Chips & Veg Ice Cream w/ Topping (Choc, Strawberry or Caramel) $4 Frog In The Pond $4

Mixed Berry Eton Mess – Mixed Berry Compote, Cream & Meringue*** Chocolate Peanut Brownie w/ Rich Chocolate Ice Cream & Ganache Baked Whole Apple Crumble w/ Vanilla Ice Cream Lemon & Ricotta Cake w/ Lemon Curd & Mascarpone Brandy Snap Basket w/ a selection of sorbets & Raspberry Coulis***

*** Denotes Gluten Free Dishes *** Although our chips are gluten free, they are cooked with other products containing gluten. Please Advise Your Waiter of Any Intolerances Prior To Ordering.

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A family member or friend may require your help this week. Some constructive Capricorn advice is just what the doctor ordered, but resist the temptation to be judgmental and critical. Plus peacemaker Venus helps you smooth over cracks in a troubled partnership. Mars encourages you to get physically fit via sensible eating, sport and outdoor activities.

Rams are feeling restless, as Uranus stimulates your spontaneous side. So your motto for the moment is from Angelina Jolie who was born on June 4 and has her moon in Aries “I believe in living on impulse… I think you should live completely free.” The new moon cranks up your communication zone but, if you are loose with the truth, you’re bound to be caught out!

With Venus visiting your sign from June 3-28 you’re focused on how to look and feel more fabulous. Beauty tip of the week is from the exotic dancer Josephine Baker born on June 3, 1906 “The secret to the fountain of youth is to think youthful thoughts.” And are you feeling super-stressed? The new moon urges you to get some well-earned rest and relaxation this weekend.

Venus and Saturn bless professional projects and business ventures, plus you’ll find the harder you work and the more creative you are the more successful you’ll be. Librans are incurable romantics and Saturday is a super day to make a long-term relationship commitment via proposing, getting married or renewing your wedding vows. Singles – love and work are linked.

Vivacious Venus your ruling planet moves through your communication zone for the next three weeks so you’re in the mood to mix and mingle; socialise and circulate; talk, text and tweet. On Friday, Neptune encourages romantic rendezvous, group projects and all sorts of creative endeavors. Single Bulls… true love could be as close as the boy or girl next door.

The new moon activates your hopes and wishes zone. Circumstances are constantly changing so you’ll find your dreams for the future will have to be regularly reviewed and updated. And don’t fall into the trap of thinking you have all the answers. If you are open to new information and unexpected experiences, then you’ll learn something of great value this week.

With serious Saturn moving slowly through your sign, you may be dwelling on the people, possessions or places that are no longer in your life. Stop obsessing Scorpio! One cycle has to end in order for an exciting new one to begin. Draw inspiration and comfort from birthday great Josephine Baker “The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts.”

The new moon’s in your recreation zone, so do all you can to keep yourself entertained this weekend. But think twice before you blurt out something controversial that you later regret. And there’s a danger you’ll be misled as Neptune and Mars stir up your finance zone. So smart Aquarians will get sound professional advice before making any major money moves.

The weekend new moon is in Gemini so it’s time to refresh your appearance; review your personal life; or reboot a rickety relationship. Uranus and Neptune are urging you to make creative and radical changes, while Saturn and Pluto demand that you do so in a considered and organised way. Which is a tricky balancing act! And don’t rush money matters.

Have you lost some of your Virgo vim and vigor? And are other people putting a lot of pressure on you to get things done, according to their schedule? This week’s stars encourage you to pace yourself; prioritise, and learn to say no. The new moon points to a fresh professional start via a challenging project, a refurbished work place or an exciting new job.

Sagittarians are independent souls. You don’t appreciate others cramping your spontaneous style. But, with the new moon, Mars and Jupiter powering through your partnership zone, there’s no getting away from close relationships this week. If you’re attached, aim to be more present and available. Singles – look for love with an amorous Aries or a gregarious Gemini.

You’ve got the power! With Mercury moving into your charm zone, use your Piscean powers of persuasion to help get others onside. And keep the lines of communication open, especially with children, teenagers and friends. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are fabulous for all sorts of artistic pursuits, as you express yourself as creatively and colorfully as possible.

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Due to increased demand for space we are now only accepting Not For Profit Organisations and free community events. Guidelines have been introduced to ensure events advertised are not ones purely serving business purposes. Emails must be received by Tuesday noon the week before the event.

AIREYS INLET SUNDAYS Uniting Church Service 10.30am shared service at St Aidan’s Church Anglican Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Uniting Church service 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays www.surfcoastunitingchurch.org.au

DEANS MARSH

DrolKar Buddhist Centre

CLU - Choose It, Lose It, Use It

For an up to date program email deansmarshcottage@ bigpond.com For more information go to www.deansmarsh.org.au or phone 5236 3388.

Please see website for full program 625 Nortons Road, Paraparap. Closed on total fire ban days drolkarbuddhistcentre@hotmail.com www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au

Charity raising money for our local children with cancer If you can get sponsored to lose weight or get fit Then CLU needs YOU! www.facebook.com/CluGeelong

DRYSDALE 8th & 9th June St James Secondhand Book Sale 9am-5pm & 10am-4pm respectively Collins St Drysdale Enquiries www.bellarineparish.org

PORTARLINGTON

SATURDAYS Buy Bellarine Produce Barn

9am-4pm at 60 Fifth Avenue Anglesea Andrew Love Cancer Foundation

3rd Sunday of every month at the Springdale Neighborhood Centre in High Street. 2pm-5.30pm. Contact Jill on 0431 606 476

Anglesea Community House

MONDAYS The Springs T.O.W.N Club Inc.

10am every Saturday and working bee every 1st Saturday of the month. Community Hub, McMillan Street. Contact Winsome on 0413 946 343

9.15am at the Church Hall in High Street Contact Mary on 5251 3763 or Jan on 0403 221 737

SUNDAYS Farmers Market Youth Club Hall Moore Street 3rd Sunday of every month.

FORREST Neighbourhood House

Service 10am each Sunday All Saints or St Cuthbert’s Contact Lynton : 0418 831 703 or 03 5289 5220 for other services

6th June at 5.30pm “3 Steps to a Better You” Lorne Art Group, a new untutored social group 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. Playgroup Thursdays 9.30am For all other courses ring 5289 2972

OCEAN GROVE Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Prostate Support Group Bellarine Community Health

Meets every second Thursday at 1.30pm Ocean Grove Community Health Centre For more information contact 5221 8862

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Senior Citizens

CLIFTON SPRINGS

Clifton Springs Play Group Wednesdays & Fridays 10am-12pm. Lower level at Golf Club 0-5yr olds. $25 per term. For more information call 5251 2568.

TUESDAYS Coastal Sound Youth & Children’s Chior Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 35 Boston Road. All enquiries www.salvors.org.au/torquay

9.30am-5pm (Sat) 9am-3pm (Sun) at the Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall Book online www.trybooking.com/48033

Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

ST LEONARDS Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Every 4th Tuesday. 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Rooms Price Street. New members welcome. Phone 5264 7476.

Contact Torquay Salvos on 52615675 to register or www.salvos.org.au/torquay

THURSDAYS Meditation & Philosophy Discussion Group 10am-12 at TOPS, 18 Price Street. Gold coin donation. For more information contact Jean 5264 7484.

Philosophy Café 2pm-4.30pm at the Pear Tree Café. Enquiries Michael 5264 7484

FRIDAYS Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Cnr Pride & Price Streets.

Torquay Playgroup

Fig Tree Community House

11am at Uniting Church, Cnr Anglesea and School Road. www.surfcoast.ucaweb.com.au

22nd & 23rd June Queenscliffe Bricks-Lego Enthusiasts

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8th & 9th June World Wide Knit in Public Day

3.30-5.30pm at 35 Boston Rd, Torquay www.salvos.org.au/torquay

WEDNESDAYS 15th May-19th June Love Dare Marriage Course

4pm-5pm at the Neighbourhood Centre in High Street Enquiries to Alison on 0438 224 468

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SUNDAYS Uniting Church Worship

QUEENSCLIFF

MONDAYS Xtreme KidZ Club for primary school aged kids

10am at the Neighbourhood House Phone Carolyn if you can help on 5258 3367

TUESDAYS The Springdale Toy Library

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Last Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm. Community Hall in Hitchcock Avenue. Contact Lila on 0402 642 357.

8:30am-11:30am at Portarlington Primary School. For more information contact Helen 0432 518 014.

Torquay Garden Club

9am-1pm on the Foreshore Visit www.visitotways.com for full events for the month

SATURDAYS Community Market

FRIDAYS Port Produce

8th & 9th June Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Fundraiser 2nd Hand Book Sale

LEOPOLD

3pm-6pm on the 1st Sunday of each 2nd month. Barwon Heads Hotel Bristo. Call Jill on 0431 606 476

For full time table email enquiry@portnh.org.au Living Greener 4 week course starting on 3rd June Enquiries to 5259 2290 or enquiry@portnh.org.au

9am on the first Monday of the month at the Drysdale Football Rooms. Enquiries to Jack Barnes 5251 2488

Bellarine Community Health

SUNDAYS Open Mic for youth, under 21’s

Portarlington Neighbourhood House

For more information phone 5261 2583 or www. springcreekcommunityhouse.org.au Fundraising Event 2nd June at 6.15pm The Great Gatsby at Reading Cinema Book Now M.A.P (Morning Activity Programme for Kids & Parents) Mondays – 9:30am-10am Little da Vinci’s 3-5 years old Tuesdays – 9:30am-10am Bells & Beats 0-5years old. 10.30am-11am 0-5years old. Wednesdays – 9:30am-10am Tiny Dancers 3-5 years old Thursdays – 9.30am-10am 0-5 year olds. Music and Movement Quirky Craft & Morning Coffee-Mondays 5.30pm-7pm & Wednesdays 10.30-12 noon. Community Art Studio-Tues at 1.30-3.30pm. New Courses for Term 2 Painting with Parkinsons – Friday 7th June 1pm-3pm Crack Open your Creativity – Sunday 16th June 10am-4pm

Queenscliff Uniting Church on the Cnr of Hesse & Stokes Streets.

SATURDAYS Community Market

BARWON HEADS

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Spring Creek Community House

Bellarine Peninsula Mens Probus Club Inc.

For the complete program and classes please ring or email. You can access computers & internet, printing, scanning and photocopying, book lending library, AV equipment and even some local produce from right here at the hall. Contact Gillian Brew - Co-ordinator Phone: 03 5236 6591. Email: gbrew@swarh.vic.gov.au

APOLLO BAY

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Bellarine Community Health

SUNDAYS Making Waves Music and Poetry Arvo

SATURDAYS Anglesea Community Garden

Bellarine Community Health

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

8th June Huge Garage Sale

Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm Contact 5263 2116 or courses@anglesea.org.au Term 2 includes: Writing for Performance, Refresh Your Business, Yoga, Fitness/ Circuit Classes, Mental Health First Aid, Authentic Mexican Cooking, Design Basics 2, Microsoft Office Programs, Computer Essentials for Beginners, MYOB for Beginners, Apple Mac Computers for Everyone, First Aid Level II, Creative Dance for Kids

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9am-3pm at Tuckerberry Farm Enquiries 0458 293 695

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Deans Marsh Community Cottage

101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove. Mondays – Hairdressing by appointment, 1pm Crazy Whist. Tuesdays – 1:15pm Indoor Bowls and Snooker. Thursdays – 1pm Card Games and snooker. As well as lots of other monthly activities. For more information phone 5255 2996.

21st June & 19th July Torquay Froth & Bubble Literary Festival Evenings with Poets, “Balladists & Writers 6pm at Sticks & Stones Café, Surf World

3rd August Torquay Froth & Bubble Literary Festival Film Making-Stories to Film 10am-5pm at Wyndham Restort, 100 The Esplanade Torquay Applications are now being taken for Presenters, and for Volunteers to help at venues. Email: frothnbubble@gmail.com WEB: www.torquayfrothandbubbleliteraryfestival.com

9.30am-11am at Torquay Christian Fellowship at 25 Grossmans Road Enquiries Kirsty on 0408 719 861

SATURDAYS Torquay Central Farmer’s Market 8:30am-1pm at Torquay Central Car Park.

SUNDAYS Torquay Salvos Christian Church 10.30am at 35 Boston Road Torquay For more information go to www.salvos.org.au/torquay

Torquay Christian Fellowship and Youth Hub

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T Twenty-six businesses send a missive to readers through these pages about who they are, what they do and how they enhance the liveability of the region through their commercial enterprise. Restaurants, builders, aged care facilities and some of the coast’s best retailers are among the coastcard senders who provide an insight into what they do and how their services engage with coastal life.

Heads right for everything

Austech gets the picture

At The Heads is back to basics and happy hour runs throughout winter and summer. Enjoy the atmosphere on couches, watch TV, sip beers on the deck, soak up live music and sample the exciting new winter menu.

If things are looking a little fuzzy and pixelated at your place this winter, or you are just having trouble hooking up new appliances, there is no need to despair.

People who love the iconic venue are discovering more reasons to make it their number one restaurant destination and function venue. Enjoy a glass of wine and an antipasto plate on the deck or a barista made coffee and a decadent sweet on the couches. Diners can experience quality favourites like fish and chips or a parmigiana alongside such dishes as the seafood platter for two. As well as our delicious winter menu we have now introduced a Japanese-inspired menu to the Mulloway room, this will be available June–August. The variety is as diverse as the clientele, which range from businessmen in suits to families that have just strolled in from the beach.

With over 20 years industry experience, Adrian Waite of Austech Antennas promises better reception, anywhere. Based in Torquay, and servicing the Surf Coast and Bellarine – Ocean Grove, Armstrong Creek, as well as Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven and Lorne – Austech deal in only heavy duty Australian antennas made especially for our coastal environment. “I take care of all antenna installations, reception problems and fault finding, home theatre set-up, as well as cabling for smart TVs,” Mr Waite said. “We enable customers to access more channels through the internet and online interactive media. “I also extend to all antenna related work, including digital antenna systems, set-top boxes, satellite and amplifier systems, extra TVs and telephone points, as well as tuning all channels.”

CONTACT DETAILS:

Jetty Road Barwon Heads 5254 1277 attheheads.com.au

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A social experience

A Jan Juc classic

At Barwarre Gardens you feel part of the community rather than a township.

Whether you’re in the mood for an innovative dining experience, a classic pub meal or some mouth watering bar snacks, you’ll love what’s on offer at The Beach Hotel Jan Juc.

Moving into Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village allows residents the freedom to socialise with people their own age and join in activities such as barbeques, social drinks or a spot of lunch with their neighbours and friends. Instead of spending time on maintenance or mowing lawns around the home, Barwarre Gardens residents have more time to learn a craft or language or enjoy hobbies like walking, Tai Chi and golf. They can go on a holiday, locking and leaving their home without worrying about its security. Village life is all about doing as much or as little as you like. “Come and visit our community to see what it’s all about,” Barwarre Gardens resident Andy DeBekker said (pictured cooking at a recent barbeque).

Choose from hearty winter meals, tempting share plates and irresistible house-made desserts while enjoying the warm, welcoming and family friendly atmosphere. All dishes are made with high quality, fresh ingredients and a wide range of delicious vegetarian and gluten free options are available. The famous parma menu features 11 different styles has two new additions to choose from. Head into The Beach Hotel on Wednesdays for $18 parmas, Thursdays are Kids Nights with free kids entertainment from 6pm to 8pm and a huge Happy Hour is on every Friday from 5pm to 7.30pm. Meals are available all day on weekends and you can catch all the best sports action live from around the globe with Fox Sports on the big screens. The Beach Hotel Jan Juc is open seven days for lunch and dinner.

CONTACT DETAILS:

89 Barwarre Road, Marshall 3216 1300 472 424 info@barwarregardens.com.au barwarregardens.com.au

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Inspired floor ideas

Bellarine Property about you

3 Stuart Avenue, Jan Juc 5261 5111 thebeachhoteljanjuc.com.au

Bellarine resident Adam Little has laid over 500,000 metres of carpet in his 26 year career.

This company profile might be about us, but we like to think it’s all about you.

Enough to cover the surface of the MCG 25 times or a tennis court over 1,900 times. He hopes the trend continues as he and wife Dahna celebrate the first anniversary of their business, Bellarine Flooring. “The first 12 months has gone better than expected,” Adam said. “We have been able to employ two full-time staff, Stuart Forbes in our showroom and an apprentice, Ryan Wheelahan.” Located in the industrial estate in Ocean Grove, products include domestic and commercial carpet, solid timber, vinyl and laminate/ floating flooring and rugs. Also within these product lines Bellarine Flooring offers carpet tiles, quality carpet seconds, timber decking, bamboo, cork and an installation service. With over 600 different styles and colours in carpet alone, and a large timber flooring display, everyone’s lifestyle needs and desires are catered for. CONTACT DETAILS:

9 Sykes Place, Ocean Grove 5255 2044 bellarineflooring.com.au

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84 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads, 3227 5254 3100 bellarineproperty.com.au

Every member of our team has had a reputable career in the real estate industry at recognised agencies. Property is an ever-changing market with the fluctuation of house prices equalling that of a roller-coaster. We enjoy the ride, but we certainly don’t sit back and relax. As professional estate agents, we are constantly researching and monitoring local and national property trends so we can deliver the most informed, the most complete and the best executed sales techniques and marketing solutions. Whether it’s an investment or a family home, people take pride in their property, especially when it comes to the sale or lease. Not only will we do the work and worry for you, but we’ll turn it into a pleasant and positive process and ultimately reward you with the most desirable outcome. Bellarine Property is what we like to call a “boutique” agency. It isn’t some new buzz-word, just a promise that we will provide familiar, localised service to cater for your individual property needs.


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Homely peace of mind

Blind champs see way

The focus is on quality of life at Belmont Homestyle Aged Care.

Champion Blinds was established in 2002 by husband and wife team Craig Smith and Kerryn Mandersloot in their home town of Torquay.

Homestyle Aged Care facilities at Belmont Lodge and Belmont Grange provide a comfortable and supportive environment where the wellbeing and comfort of residents is always the priority. Residents receive the best in care as qualified staff are committed to promoting maximum independence for all residents while recognising changing physiological, social and psychological needs. Nursing and personal care is provided 24 hours a day to assist with daily living requirements and more specific care needs, and every resident’s needs are assessed and an individual care plan is organised. “The resident’s needs come first here and we make sure of that through regular meetings, education, rounds and selecting the right management and staff,” director Lee Slater said. Residents enjoy single rooms with private ensuites with safety features, bright, sun-filled communal areas, quiet rooms and individual sitting areas for relaxing, reading and personal space.

Working in the highly competitive blinds industry, Champion Blinds understands the importance of providing blinds that are made with the highest quality materials and supplied by the most reliable blinds manufacturers. As a family owned and run business in Torquay, Champion Blinds also understand the importance of personalised customer service. Craig has been in the blinds and curtain industry for over 20 years having worked at Victory Curtains and Blinds in Melbourne and Taylor and Stirling Blinds in Ballarat. While based in Torquay, Champion Blinds provides blinds, blind fittings in Geelong, the Surf Coast and the Bellarine Peninsula. Champion Blinds has made it their mission to live up to their name and with their top quality products at the right price and exceptional customer service they’re succeeding on all fronts. For a free measure and quote for your tailor made blinds and custom made curtains, get in touch with Champion Blinds.

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Belmont Lodge 34 Church Street, Grovedale 5243 7033 Belmont Grange 36 Church Street, Grovedale 5243 8522 homestyleagedcare.com.au

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Ten things to love

High quality work

Internationally trained technicians cut to the chase at Coastal Cutz Hairdressing.

Old fashioned service is the key for a new building business on the Bellarine. Cooplin is proud of its philosophy that good, old fashioned service and top quality workmanship is paramount in the building industry. Simon Bell, who has more than a decade of experience working with acclaimed custom builder Glenvale Homes, has just launched his own Bellarine Peninsula-based business. “We came up with the name Cooplin by combining our children’s names. We wanted the business to have a family focus and go back to good old fashioned values and service. We pride ourselves on dealing one on one with our customers,” Simon said. The level of service provided, quality of work and personal approach is what you can expect when you build with Cooplin, which does renovations, extensions, outdoor areas, insurance work, new homes and maintenance.

You wouldn’t know it from the name, but the team at Coastal Cutz Hairdressing are internationally trained colour technicians and specialise in all areas of colour including colour correction. There is plenty to like about the salon business including: 1. Apprentice trained staff 2. Stockist of one of Australia’s leading conditioners Terax Crema 3. Professional and honest consultation 4. Walk in no appointment needed 5. Open six days a week with flexible hours 6. Relaxed environment 7. Cater to all age groups and needs 8. Thursday night happy hour 9. Hair trend forecasting 10. Blow-wave workshops Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am to 5.30pm; Thursday 9am to 8.30pm; Saturday 8.30am to 3.30pm.

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CONTACT DETAILS:

2/83 The Parade, Ocean Grove 03 5255 3360 0425 714 595 jtnovak@bigpond.com

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A Surf Coast favourite

Glenvale Plumbing, is proud to announce the appointment of Craig Trewin as general manager.

Growlers is one of the Surf Coast’s favourite dining and drinking beachfront bungalows, located on the famous strip, The Esplanade in Torquay.

Craig has a wealth of experience having worked 34 years in the plumbing industry. Glenvale Plumbing offers a complete plumbing service, expert advice and competitive pricing structure to residents and businesses on the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast. Formed in 2009, Glenvale Plumbing is part of the Glenvale group, an established industry leader in the planning and building of new homes and unit developments. The level of service provided, quality of work and personal approach is what makes this business stand out from its competitors. Glenvale Plumbing does house plumbing (new/ established), metal roofing, gas fitting, solar hot water, sewer/stormwater, blocked drains, water tanks, insurance work and maintenance.

We have a new chef, new menu, new wines and new cocktails. Our menu caters for all your needs – breakfast and coffee, some relaxing sharing style plates with a pint, a lunch time burger and cider, or a 300 gram Wagyu steak with a glass of boutique red wine. The Growlers team have also created a new functions package to cater for any event, whether you are looking to celebrate a birthday, wedding reception, staff Christmas party, or corporate event. We have three new exciting nights at Growlers this winter. Wednesday is steak night - a choice of three steaks including a local Barwon lamb rack with a glass of red for $20. Friday – your choice of four sharing plates with a jug of sangria for $40. Cider Saturdays – jugs of James Squire cider for $15 all day. Opening hours are Monday–Thursday 10am– late, Friday–Sunday 9.30am–late.

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Craig Trewin, Glenvale Plumbing Shop 3 Dumburra Avenue, Drysdale, 3222 0418 520 677

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Feel at home at Kensington Grange

New store open

Aged care with a community connection is on offer at Homestyle Aged Care Kensington Grange.

Come into our new Waurn Ponds store to discover a trendy selection of shapes, sizes and colours, guided by professionals from the optometry room to frame and lens selection. We look forward to meeting you all and we are certain you will leave Kevin Paisley Fashion Eyewear happy, with clear vision and a fresh look. Since our first store opened in Ryrie Street in 1975 we’ve been proud to call Geelong home. Thirty-eight years on and we’ve just opened a new state-of-the-art store at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre. Manager Nadine Andrews said “supplying the latest, and world’s best designer eyewear brands to Geelong continues to be our focus”. “Our full-time optometrist Colin Gaffan is also available for eye testing which is bulkbilled. To celebrate our opening we invite you to come down and visit us before June 30 and we’ll give you a free lens spray.”

It offers residents an environment established to reflect and provide a safe, homely ambience in Leopold. 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. Director Helen Nunn said there is a strong focus on assisting residents to remain active within the facility and the community. “A number of rooms open to our great courtyard and vegetable garden and residents really enjoy getting involved and doing some gardening in the raised garden beds. “They also regularly visit and are visited by students from a local primary school which they love, it’s an excellent way for them to continue to be involved in the local community.” Residents are provided with 24 hour a day holistic care by qualified staff and access to physiotherapists, podiatrists and allied health professionals is maintained. 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.

23 The Esplanade, Torquay 5264 8455 info@growlers.com.au

Paisley Fashion eyewear recently opened their fifth Geelong Store at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre.

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NAB a friendly face

Leave the beautiful beach of Loutitt Bay, take the Deans Marsh Road at the roundabout opposite the swing bridge and follow the signs to the picturesque Lorne Country Club.

AT NAB Torquay, our team prides itself on providing friendly and professional service to all our customers.

You will be made welcome every day of the year. For golfers, a spectacular and challenging nine hole course with sweeping views of the ocean. For tennis players, six en tout cas courts. Or you may prefer to just relax away from the bustle of the main street, take in some of the best views on the Great Ocean Road and enjoy the friendly bar and bistro. Visiting players are always welcome – green fees are $35 for 18 holes, $25 for 9 holes and tennis courts may be hired at $20 per hour. Golf clubs, bags, buggies and tennis racquets are available for hire at very reasonable rates. Clubhouse hours are Tuesday to Thursday 10am-3pm, Friday 10am-late, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm. The great family friendly bistro is open every Friday night 6-8pm during the winter months, and every night during the summer and Easter season. A perfect venue for weddings and other celebrations.

All NAB Torquay staff live locally and involve themselves in the community through various voluntary organisations. We know our customers and create a warm and welcoming experience for anyone popping into the bank. We like to think you are greeted with a smile, a happy face and friendly and efficient service. We are here to assist you with all your banking needs including home loans, investment loans, personal loans, credit cards, and everyday transaction enquiries. With over 50 years experience working in your local community our team is looking forward to welcoming you to our branch. We look forward to seeing you soon. We’re proud to serve our local community and will continue to be here for you today and in the future.

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CONTACT DETAILS:

lornecc@bigpond.com 5289 1267 lornecountryclub.com.au

16 Gilbert Street, Torquay 5264 3097 nab.com.au

Japanese up-and-comer

Fresh and fruity

Located in the heart of Geelong CBD, Oishii Japan is the city’s up-and-coming Japanese and teppanyaki restaurant.

Fresh is best at Ocean Grove Fresh Fruit, where you can find some of the crispest, juiciest and most delicious fruit, vegetables and nuts and top seasonal flowers on the Bellarine Peninsula. Owners Paul and Val Hodgson have more than 30 years experience in the fresh fruit and vegetable industry and know how to get the best produce to you fast. Their wealth of knowledge and experience means whether you are a business or individual, you can have access to the highest quality produce, nuts and flowers every day at the best prices. Ocean Grove Fresh Fruit stock traditional wood-smoked ham, bacon and kabana from Ballarat, tangy tomato relish and other jams and chutneys from Mannagum Preserves Inverleigh, Cremeux Provincial organic cheeses and pasta sauces, pestos, pasta, roladas and lots of gourmet goodies. Produce is purchased daily from the Melbourne Wholesale Market in Footscray, and the Hodgson’s support local and Australian produce where possible. Ocean Grove Fresh Fruits is your local fruit and vegetable shop on the Bellarine Peninsula, situated in the car park at the Coles complex in Ocean Grove.

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Rylock meet the challenge

Reducing the carbon footprint of that new home you are planning to build is not such a big challenge. Government regulations these days make adequate wall and ceiling insulation mandatory, and this prevents heat escaping from the home during the cooler months, and heat coming into the home during the warmer months. Complementing the insulation, architects and building designers can advise you on many aspects such as the orientation of the building, allowing the sun to help warm your home in the winter, and keep out the unwanted summer heat. Having got that as perfect as possible for the style of home you want to build on the site you have chosen, you should then consider whether the windows should be single glazed or double glazed. Obviously if the windows are small less heat and cold will pass through them and double glazing will not be as important. However, lots of glass means they should be double glazed.

Live in comfort High quality aged care with personalised programs is available at Sea Views Manor in Ocean Grove. With a warm ambiance, excellent facilities and 24 hour registered nursing staff, Homestyle Aged Care’s Sea Views Manor in Ocean Grove is a top choice for comfortable and accommodating aged care. All staff are dedicated to fully supporting residents in all capacities including physically, socially and psychologically in the welcoming, safe and homely facility. A specialised pain program is organised in conjunction with the director of nursing and physiotherapy staff to ensure all residents are as comfortable as possible at all times. Acting director of nursing Emily Rohan said she consistently receives positive feedback on the range of lifestyle activities available to the residents. “Our residents always tell us they really enjoy the extensive lifestyle program. “It’s very well organised and interactive for the residents, they love all the different events and activities.” The lounge areas at Sea Views Manor provide a quiet atmosphere for relaxing and a big screen television is available as well as a large general activities area which incorporates a home theatre. Family and friends are welcome to visit residents at Sea View Manor anytime.

CONTACT DETAILS:

CONTACT DETAILS:

63 Morgan Street, North Geelong 5278 8711 rylockwindowsgeelong.com.au

77-83 Tareeda Way, Ocean Grove 5256 2866 homestyleagedcare.com.au

The good news

True Design Homes by Peter Walters Builders

Locally owned and operated, the Surf Coast Times and Bellarine Times prides itself on reporting the best aspects of living on the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. The Armstrong Creek Times is another masthead gaining traction in the market and recently became Armstrong Creek’s first delivered paper to the homes of people moving into the growing suburb. The papers are published by Surf Coast News Australia and are the best place for readers to find information on local news, sport, real estate, dining, arts and entertainment. The Surf Coast Times, Bellarine Times and Armstrong Creek Times are letterboxdropped in Torquay, Jan Juc, Anglesea, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff, Portarlington, St Leonards, Drysdale and Clifton Springs. Each edition is also bulk-dropped in locations in all Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula towns (including those with letterbox delivery) at major locations such as Aireys Inlet, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Birregurra, Deans Marsh, Forrest, Grovedale, Moriac, Waurn Ponds and Winchelsea. The Surf Coast Times, Bellarine Times and Armstrong Creek Times are the region’s only locally owned newspapers and are produced specifically for residents, making them the perfect medium for advertisers wishing to connect with the community.

Unique and affordable custom designed coastal homes. With over 25 years experience in the building industry, True Design Homes will offer local knowledge, high quality customer service and innovative construction. Director Peter Walters is born and bred in Torquay, and his father and grandfather are also builders. “We have long standing relationships with local, trusted suppliers, which will enable True Design Homes to pass on savings to clients,” he said. As part of the creation of True Design Homes, the company has secured 35 new modern home designs. “The new designs we are offering are based around the way families live today, with modern living areas, alfresco spaces, pantries and theatre rooms. “We provide the service right across the Surf Coast, Bellarine and Geelong areas.” True Design Homes specialise in knockdown/rebuilds, multi-unit developments, custom builds and narrow/sloping blocks.

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95 Beach Road, Torquay 5264 8412 surfcoasttimes.com.au

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Close to the coast, close to perfect

Raising the bar

If you long for somewhere to call home that keeps you close to the lifestyle you love, then Warralily Coast could be the answer.

Our vision is to offer outstanding customer service, superior marketing methods and advanced negotiation skills to deliver a stress free, top of the market result for our clients in both sales and property management. We will preserve our independent boutique status, only handling quality property in selected areas. Areas of service we offer are: • marketing and sales of real estate • auctioneers • management of rentals and letting • property development consultants • project marketing specialists • buyer advocacy • vendor advocacy We are raising the bar.

Quick and convenient access to the beach is at the heart of Warralily Coast, but the reasons to love it don’t end there. Quiet leafy residential streets, with a strong sense of coastal place, will be complemented by extensive parks and waterways. There will be a local sporting precinct, primary school and of course, in a family friendly environment like this, childcare. Meandering, walking and cycling networks will connect you to Armstrong Creek and the neighbouring Warralily Estate. Located on the Mount Duneed side of Armstrong Creek, Warralily Coast is close to Geelong, Torquay, Lutheran College and Mount Duneed Primary School. The coast is calling and it could be your answer.

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Whitford is an exciting boutique real estate company in Torquay.

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The snow lovers’ store Resort retreat Whiteroom is a core snowboard store now in its fourth year serving Geelong, the Surf Coast, the Bellarine and beyond. Run by snowboarders for snowboarders and snow lovers alike. Whiteroom runs snow tours annually as well as hire and tuning services. We keep to our roots with involvement in snow events and support of local snowboarders. Whiteroom has the west coast’s best range of snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear, goggles and accessories. It sells only the most trusted brands in the industry. These include: Burton, Nike, Analog, Forum, Ride, K2 , 32, Capita, Union, 3CS, DC, Bern, RED, Anon, WRS, Sandbox, Electric, VZ, Dragon, Ashbury, Dakine, Holden, Oakley, Libtech, Neff, Go Pro and more. “Like” Whiteroom on Facebook “Whiteroom Snow” for instant free prizes, discounts, latest snow products and updated snow reports. See you soon in the Whiteroom!

Located on The Esplanade in Torquay, Wyndham Resort Torquay is a stylish and modern retreat. The location offers holidaymakers a relaxing escape, locals a lavish facility and businesses a premier meeting and event experience. On top of its enviable beachfront location, the resort boasts a sensational dining experience at Latitude-38 Restaurant and Bar. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and serves fine cuisine, chef’s specials with locals discounts and an extensive wine list. You can also relax in the Sandbar, featuring a wide array of beers and signature cocktails, regular live music and sports action on its five screens. The resort features a mix of hotel rooms and apartments, some with pool and ocean views and first class facilities including a fitness centre with lap pool, lagoon style swimming pool, day spa, steam room and tennis court. Wyndham Resort Torquay is the Surf Coast’s premier wedding and social events facility, featuring six natural light filled function rooms with expansive ocean views. The Zeally Ballroom accommodates up to 250 banquet guests. We have a variety of options for smaller events, including the private dining room which caters for up to 30 guests.

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166 Ryrie Street Geelong Phone: 03 5229 0044 info@whiteroomsnow.com.au whiteroomsnow.com.au

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OFFICE MANAGER The Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club is a vibrant and active not for profit Club that provides the community with rescue services primarily in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff. The Club offers Aquatic Sport opportunities, Youth and Leadership Development, Training and Assessment and socials activities for its membership of over 1 100. Due to the growth of our activities The Club seeks to employ a part time Office Manager who will oversee and manage the day to day administration needs of the Club between 12 to approximately 20 hours a week. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a high level of skill with PC use, have a strong customer service focus and a willingness to work with a large team of voluntary members. Past experience with MYOB will be an advantage but is not essential. This role will involve working with our members, administration duties and liaising with Life Saving Victoria. The role is based at the Club Office located in Point Lonsdale. Written applications including a Resume with the contact details of at least 2 professional referees should be forwarded to Rick Aitchison (Secretary) Point Lonsdale SLSC PO Box 120 Point Lonsdale 3225 by Friday 28th June, 2013. Enquiries to Rick Aitchison 0403 180 427 73950

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Ocean Grove’s silver lining at championships BY ALI DEANE WILLIAMSTOWN Surf Life Saving Club has regained the reputation as the fastest in the state for inflatable rescue boat racing by taking out TRE Motorsport Victorian IRB Championships at Lorne on Saturday. Perfect conditions with building swell was the perfect test for teams who travelled from 18 clubs across the state to challenge in surf, teams, mass and tube rescues and the exciting 16-person life saver relay. Williamstown was clearly ahead for most of the day, taking out the majority of events and the Bob Anthony Cup for the overall point score winner. Defending champions Ocean Grove brought it home in the women’s tube rescue, women’s surf rescue, and men’s teams rescue and walked away with second place overall. According to Life Saving Victoria coordinator of sports events Tom Mitchell there were some very exciting races through the day, especially in surf rescue and the life saver relay that saw the lead change a handful of times with favourites Williamstown being disqualified. “Saturday was perfect – we had a small swell coming through which tested the crews but still allowed for fast racing through the whole day. “I think the lead changed at least five times through the race, and the straight rescues - the IRB surf rescues are always fast and exciting.” Williamstown won four of the nine events and placed in three others, and competition was tight for the minor placings with just five points separating second and fourth. Mitchell said Williamstown was great a supporter of IRB competition and had a weight in numbers approach to the competition. “They had up to six crews in one of the events which is enormous – good clubs usually have three or four crews. “They are also very fortunate to have some of the state’s best, and most passionate IRB coaches and athletes with them, including the Victorian IRB state

Competition was tight at Lorne on the weekend for the TRE Motorsport Victorian IRB Championships. Williamstown regained their title as the fastest club in the state. Photos: LIFE SAVING VICTORIA

team coach, Ben Griffin.” Five athletes and a manager were selected from Ocean Grove for the Victorian IRB state team, as part of a special dinner hosted by Lorne SLSC with over 150 people in attendance.

The state team will travel to Darwin later in July to compete in the 2013 Australian IRB Interstate Championships. IRB racing is an important part of improving the skills of the state’s surf rescue crews, who can be called upon to carry out rescues

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MY BIG CATCH WITH GARRY KERR

FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA

There is still plenty of whiting being caught off the inshore reef as well as rock fishing areas on the coast as well as some beaches Reports the Lorne Pier is also producing some nice salmon and whiting Salmon continue in good numbers at most popular surf fishing beaches along our coastline Reports of pinkies still being caught offshore by those out in boats Anglesea River continues to produce plenty of small bream, as well as some large ones. For all the latest fishing news and all the right advice drop by and see us and we will do our best to get you out there, fishing productively with the right gear and the right bait. The Great Ocean Road Outdoor Centre Anglesea, phone 5263 2330.

APOLLO BAY

Great catches of salmon at Wild Dog and Marengo beaches Couta and salmon around the harbour The Aire River is fishing well and the mouth is open. For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay contact Steve or Jen; they will be more than pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.

BARWON HEADS

The Barwon River is still seeing good numbers of salmon coming in on the tides Whiting and trevally are also still being caught.

TORQUAY There are still some whiting being caught on inshore reefs Flathead are also being caught offshore by those out in boats Salmon continue to be caught off Jan Juc beach and other beaches within the region Spring Creek as always is still producing some small bream. Remember the Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most current information available, phone 5264 8207.

QUEENSCLIFF

St Leonards continues to produce some good sized whiting Swan Bay, is still producing plenty of garfish Point Lonsdale is seeing some garfish as well as salmon being caught The White Lady is a bit quiet with some whiting as well as the odd squid The creek continues to produce the odd nice trevally, as well as small mullet and salmon.

SURFBOARDS

Tuesday 4 June 2013

RECREATIONAL anglers who fish for trout and salmon in Victorian rivers are reminded that the season closes at midnight on Monday June 10. Fisheries Victoria executive director Anthony Hurst said the annual closure protects most spawning trout and enables wild stocks to replenish undisturbed each winter. “The Queen’s Birthday long weekend provides freshwater anglers with one last opportunity to catch trout in our rivers this season,” Mr Hurst said. “Although the rivers close for about three months during winter, anglers can still fish for trout and salmon in Victorian lakes and reservoirs. “The annual trout closed season applies only to rivers and streams. “More than 130 lakes are stocked by Fisheries Victoria annually using fishing licence fees and the Victorian government’s $16 million Recreational Fishing Initiative, so there are still plenty of good fishing opportunities on offer while the rivers are closed. “One of the best performing waters currently is Lake Toolondo, south west of Horsham. “It’s been producing trout to two kilograms for anglers and has rebounded strongly following several years of drought and low water levels.” Other stocked lakes worth a visit during winter include: • Lake Wendouree • Tullaroop Reservoir • Lake Purrumbete • Lauriston Reservoir • Lake Hume • Lake Bolac • Blue Rock Lake • Cairn Curran Reservoir • Barkers Creek Reservoir • Eildon Pondage • Devilbend Reservoir • Lake Fyans • Hepburn Lagoon • Mount Beauty Pondage • Lake Wartook. Mr Hurst said the trout fishing season in rivers reopens at midnight on Friday September 6 this year. So if you had nothing planned for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend or even if you do, have a go at seeing if you can catch a last trout for the season

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Champions crowned at Indigenous Titles BY ALI DEANE THE best Indigenous surfers in the country lit up the lineup at last week’s Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles at Bells Beach, which saw pristine conditions and close battles. High scores were essential, and competitors didn’t disappoint. Forster’s Joe Haddon clinched a nailbitingly close final win over defending champion Russell Molony from the Central Coast, posting an 8.40 final ride on top of his 7.93, totalling 16.33 to Molony’s 15.94. Haddon, 2012 runner-up had just recovered from a series of surfing related ankle injuries but was looking hard to beat on opening day of the competition. He described his win as a dream. “I've seen sporting events go down to the wire and imagined how the winners would feel and today it actually happened to me – it is honestly the best day of my life to win an event like this,” Haddon said. By winning he secured a wild card into the Australian Open Titles later this year at Port Macquarie.

Local surfer Anthony Hume posted excellent scores in the early rounds, bowing out in round three, and top Victorian surfer Jordie Campbell from Wilson’s Promontory could not get past Haddon and Soli Bailey in the quarter final. In the Masters, despite a car accident en route to Victoria from his home in Wollongong, former Pipeline Hawaii Champion Robbie Page showed his strength with a comprehensive win over Aaron Carle, Matt Molony and Len Collard. “It shook me to have such a serious accident and I’m very lucky to be alive let alone at this special event. This is an amazing gathering and it’s growing in numbers and we all can’t wait to get back here next year – Bells is a special place.” Open Women’s winner Tweed Heads’ Amber Mercy took the title as the sole female competitor, in what was her first surf in Victoria. “It's been a fantastic few days here and I’m honoured to win and hope next year we see more Amber Mercy from Tweed Heads enjoying a perfect Rincon wave, as the only female competitor. Photos: SURFING AUSTRALIA/ROBERTSON. girls here.” For full scores head to indigenous.prosurfinglive. com and see more photos.

Joe Haddon destroys the lip on his way to winning the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles at Bells Beach on Tuesday. Photos: SURFING AUSTRALIA/ROBERTSON.

Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey, 17, shows the fine form that took him to Open Men’s semi-finals, relegated out of the competition by last year’s champion Russell Molony by less than .2 of a point. Photos: SURFING AUSTRALIA/ ROBERTSON.

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Tuesday 4 June 2013

ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB IT IS the pointy end of the pennant season for the ladies. With only one round to go it is possible for the firsts in Division 2 to win but highly unlikely. In the same division it is possible for the second team to not be relegated – they need a 5/0 and a win in a playoff – probably unlikely. Our Division 4 team needs to win and another team to lose – badly – and Division 6 are not in contention on either the top or the bottom of their competition. Results on Friday were a 3/2 win to the firsts against Clifton Springs and a 4/1 loss to the seconds against Lonsdale, both played at Lonsdale, and a loss for Division 6 5/0 against The Sands at 13th Beach. Sunday Pennant finished on Sunday and congratulations to Lonsdale for their win – our ladies finished 4th. Earlier on in the week the Anglesea Football Club held their golf day. The members dominated the ladies event with the team of Janice Calvert, Jill Emerson, Judy Talbot and Barb Cook winning, and making it a family affair, the men’s winners were David Calvert, Luke Sceney, Dean Oakley and Dean Lobbe scoring 56.

WITH MARGOT SMITH

shot and DJ Wylie started his round well scoring his on the first. NTP winners were Brad Eskrigge, Barry Coleman, Colin Favre and Jim Reed. Thursday was the Silver Salver Foursomes for the ladies with a second day of perfect conditions. Winners were Margaret DeVries and partner Beatrice Stephens with nett 75, and runners up were Suellen Eskrigge and her partner, your scribe with 76.5. NTP winners were Sue Britnell, Lorraine Elliot and myself.

Weekend Results

Wednesday was a stableford event for the men with surprisingly good conditions, reflected in the results. Peter Gowans and Uwe Morzinek both scored the days best score of 43 points, winning A and B grades respectively. Brian Virtue won C Grade with 39 points and we had two eagles scored on the day – Ray Quinlan scored his on the 7th with a lucky second

Both Saturday and Sunday required quick changes in and out of the wet weather gear. Saturday winners in the men were Tim Callan in A Grade with 3 up, Peter Parfitt in B Grade with 5 up, and Frank Denahy in C Grade with 3 up. In the ladies Jenny Inman won the competition with 2 down. NTP winners were Scott Saunders on both the front nine holes, Chris Duffield and Brent McDonald. Sunday was a late start after the Pennant ladies had been sent off. It was stableford event and a small field. In the men event Carl Rayner won with 37 points, with Brad Eskrigge runner up with 36 points – ahead of a few others on a countback. Sue French won the ladies with 32 points. NTP winners were David Jessup, Brad Eskrigge, Rob Steven and Rosie Jackobi. Don’t forget the VIP Day on Friday and save the date of Saturday July 20 for a special night at the club with Joe Camilleri. Enjoy your golf.

Golf Links Road, Anglesea Clubhouse: 5263 1582 Pro Shop: 5263 1951

Email: info@angleseagolfclub.com.au Web: www.angleseagolfclub.com.au

Midweek results

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THURSDAY: Christine Brackin showed the rest of the field a clean pair of heels winning the day with a great score of +3. It was a tight tussle for second with Joan Anderson beating Marie Powell on a count back both with a score of square. The NTP on the 5th was won by Beryl Westbrook and the 13th was won by Marg Hales. Saturday Stableford: The best of the ladies was Linda Turner who continued her Pennant form by winning with 31 points from Paulette Payne with 28 points.

Tuesday 9 Hole Par: For the second time in three weeks Frances Searle was the winner on a count back from Cheryl Collings this time both with 19 points. Sunday Stableford: Michael McAllum held off his partner Marianne Bridgart to win on a countback with a score of one up in the wind a drizzling rain. Well done to all that played in the conditions.

MEN Wednesday Stableford: The evergreen Craig Hunter was outstanding winning A Grade with a score of 38 points from Luke Vassallo with 37 points. In B Grade it was a close affair with Bruce Hay taking the honours on a count back from Gavan Clarke both with 35 points. While David Mallett won the NTP on the 7th and Peter Gray won the NTP on the 17th. Cameron Gidley-Baird had a memorable introduction to the club with an eagle on 16. Saturday Stableford: After a night of soaking rain it was apparent the course was going to play tough but Rod Bray and Noel Mullen mastered the conditions to have 38 points with Rod taking out the monthly medal on a count back. The NTPs went to Alan Marsh on the 5th, Lou McFadden on the 13th and Chris Burke on the 17th. 2 Sands Boulevarde, Torquay Clubhouse: 5264 3333 Pro Shop: 5264 3307

COMING UP Tuesday 4 June – 9 Hole Medley Wednesday 5 June – Stableford – Visitors Day Thursday 6 June – Ladies Stroke – Monthly Medal Saturday 8 June – Stableford – Ladies Challenge Sunday 9 June – Stableford

TORQUAY GOLF CLUB THE RACV Torquay Resort is officially open and the crowds last Sunday showed up in their thousands to celebrate. We showcased all of our resort facilities including the gym, pool, spa, restaurant, function rooms and of course golf. There was plenty of entertainment for both the adults and kids with music from some local talents, face painting, jumping castle and much more, not to forget the competitions that everyone could enter throughout the day. The most popular of course was the tour of the new building. People lined up for their chance to view it all and the second floor is worth the visit alone as everywhere you look you are surrounded by spectacular golf and ocean views. The Sunday golf competition was still on with all the excitement happening on the course for Andrew Carr scoring 40 points to take out the men’s and the ladies’ winner Mickey Knevitt had 41 points. NTPs David Norman, Andrew Carr and Sue Hosking. Michael Orderly hit the jackpot. Rob Schofield scored an eagle on the 14th and Ron Fish the 11th. In this month’s senior’s competition, winners were Angelo Facchini 22 points and Gill Patten 20 points. NTPs Alan Foss and Jeanette Langan. Once again the roast rolls were a hit and on these cold winter days a roll and coffee are extremely warming. Get your name down for the next senior’s day on 24 June. On Tuesday the ladies played for their spot in the Silver Salver foursomes and with a winning

score of 64.5 the team going through to the finals is Trish Morris and Maureen Stuart. Well done ladies and good luck. NTPs Joye Burton and Mandy Buckley. Wednesday, with an A Grade winning score Darren Looker had 41 points. B Grade winner Keith Minney carded 40 points. Bruce Ditchburn took out C Grade with 39 points and for D Grade Terry Lyons scored 38 points. Ken Herald was the best for the seniors with 37 points. James Wood was happy to score an eagle on the 10th. NTPs Trevor Doolan, Ian Sheldon, Gary Kerr, Ward Szymczak and Noel Phyland. Steve Stadler took out the jackpot. Friday, Ray Frost had 39 points to win the men’s competition while for the ladies Cheryl Brunt took the honors with 30 points. NTPs Paul Brunt and Laurie Taylor. John Brunt back from his overseas holiday has not lost his touch. On the 17th, once again he has taken out the jackpot. Doug McGregor had an eagle on the 11th, must be something about going overseas as Doug too has just returned from his Big Apple trip. Congratulations to John Barnes taking out the monthly medal with 59 net and the A Grade win. B Grade went to Trevor Doolan scoring 63 net. Paul French won the best gross trophy with 72. Ronnie Beacom took out the ladies with 73 net. NTPs Ronnie Beacom, Annette Joyce, Alan Tompkin, John Calnin, Andrew Ranner and John Laidlaw. Rod Brown hit the jackpot and for Rod Papworth an eagle on the 11th.

1 Great Ocean Road, Torquay Phone: 5261 1600 Pro Shop: 5261 1677

Email: torquay@racv.com.au Web: www.torquaygolfclub.com.au

PORTARLINGTON GOLF CLUB WINTER has arrived; the days are cooler soon to turn even colder. If you jump into your heated car and come across to the club your will find a warm and inviting atmosphere. Certainly the heating, a nice drink of your preference, a little warm food and good company are a nice way to spend your time. There is always something happening and you are always most welcome. Our golf round is starting to slow down with a few more lost balls. Remember it is your right to take up to five minutes looking for the lost ball but you are not entitled to hold up the whole field during your search. Please call following players through while you search. If you can’t find your ball within the time, the ball is out of play. If you later find the ball it cannot be considered in play!

Saturday 25 May, men’s stroke, 188 players A Grade winner Peter Lamaro (of TV fame) 67 (handicap 10) from Lee Murrich 69 (8). B Grade winner Curtis Massey 70 (15) count back from Ken Staley 70 (15). C Grade Robert Stiglbauer 72 (19) from Trevor Paynting 73 (21), count back from Matthew Kelly 73 (18). D Grade winner Gordon Atkins 69 (23) from Ian Thompson 74 (25) count back from Ian Gillett 74 (23) Eagles on 6th Elijah Wall and 9th Robert Cribbes. NTP 2nd Peter Tippett, 5th Stuart Barry, 17th Anthony Devlin. Pro Pin 18th Tyson Myers, Trophy of the Day Peter Lamaro. Golf Memberships: 5264 3304 Email: sands@peppers.com.au Web: www.thesandstorquay.com

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Saturday 25 May Ladies Stroke 31 players A Grade winner Jenny Pearson 76 (14) from Karen Thomas 77 (16) and Margaret Holt 79 (19). B Grade winner Barbara Kavanagh 80 (34) count back from Geraldine Collison 80 (34) and Sue Handley 81 (34) count back from Mary Menzel 81 (28). Best Gross Jenny Pearson, NTP 5th Jenny Pearson, 17th Sue Gregory. Pro Pin 2nd hole Margaret Holt, best putter Lorraine Evans 29 putts. Trophy of the Day Jenny Pearson.

Tuesday Men’s Stableford 28 May 148 players A grade winner Colin Isbel 40 (13) from Michael Jennings 37 (3) count back from Danny Keane 37 (11) count back from Norm Evans 37 (12). B Grade winner Robert Stiglbauer 40 (19) from Ian Fulton 38 (18) count back from Stuart Barry 38 (15). C Grade winner Nipper Dodds 40 (21) from Bill Evans 38 (24). D Grade winner Ian Thompson 36 (25) from Gordon Mainsbridge 34 (28) and Joseph Weir 31 (28). NTP 2nd Colin Doyle, 5th Jim Wilson, 17th Neal Keskinen. Trophy of the Day Nipper Dodds.

Wednesday 29 May Ladies Four Ball Better Ball Winners Marilyn Mooney and Val Tither 43 count back from Jacky Rowe and Geraldine Collison 43, third place Sue Hazel and Jeanette Barclay 42. NTP 5th Heather Spry, 17th Sue Hazell. Pro Pin A Grade Jill Barker, B Grade Sandra Paddle. Pro Shop: 5259 3361 Email: info@portarlingtongolf.com.au Web: www.portarlingtongolf.com.au

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Sport springs eternal with reserve upgrades BY JAMES TAYLOR THE $1.78 million redevelopment of Spring Creek Reserve has been officially launched with a celebration at the Torquay ground on Saturday. The works include new competitionstandard lighting to allow night games on the main oval, as well as a bigger and more flexible function space with retractable walls and new toilets, improved and extended change rooms, umpiresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rooms, gym and kiosk, and an improved office and administration space. There are also better public toilets and new accessible toilets on ground level, a new balcony with undercover spectatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; areas, and a lift for improved accessibility. The upgrade was opened during Torquayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home game against Drysdale in the Bellarine Football League by Corangamite Federal MP Darren Cheeseman, State Minister for Sport Hugh Delahunty, South Barwon MP Andrew Katos and Surf Coast Shire mayor Libby Coker. The works were funded by $680,000 from the state government, $600,000 from the federal

government, $470,000 from the shire and more than $22,000 from the Torquay Tigers. Mr Cheeseman said the works would attract more teams and visitors to the region, which would boost the local economy and benefit local businesses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only is this redevelopment a great deal for our community, it created 50 trades and sub-contractor jobs along the way.â&#x20AC;? Mr Delahunty said the new pavilion was a fantastic addition to a reserve which had been a venue for big games as well as grassroots sports. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This redevelopment provides the perfect opportunity for the Torquay Football Netball Club and other local sports to develop new programs, host bigger sport and community events and form more teams that cater for even more players, especially local juniors and girls.â&#x20AC;? Cr Coker said the upgrade made the reserve a regionally significant recreation facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spring Creek Reserve and the clubs that call it home have a proud history, and this upgrade will become an important part of that.â&#x20AC;?

(L-R) Hugh Delahunty, Libby Coker, Darren Cheeseman and Steve Dunstan at the official opening of the Spring Creek Reserve redevelopment. Photo: GRAHAM TRAVERS

Kona Odyssey changes date BY ALI DEANE

A competitor in the 2013 Kona Odyssey takes on some of the famous single tracks in Forrest. The 2014 event will enjoy a new date, on April 27. Photo: SUPERSPORTIMAGES.COM

MOUNTAIN bikers gearing up for their next Kona Odyssey have two extra months up their sleeves as local event organisers Rapid Ascent push the 2014 event from February to April. With the encouragement of the country fire authority and other emergency services to stage the mountain bike marathon outside peak fire season, competitors will now enjoy more rider-friendly weather when they hit Forrest on April 27. It will be the eighth running of the event that has a reputation of one of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most challenging and rewarding mountain bike marathons thanks to the hills of the Otway Ranges and the quality single track in and around Forrest. And with three distances to aim for in the 100 kilometre Kona Odyssey, 50 kilometre Kona Shorty and 15 kilometre Kona Pioneer, plus a bike, food and entertainment expo, there will be something for everyone. Starting and finishing at the Forrest Football Oval in Forrest Victoria, the 100 kilometre marathon will follow the same new looped course of 2013 that brought fast flowing single track and new lungbusting hills to the race. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new 100 kilometre course flowed even better than the original course from Apollo Bay

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and allowed us to intersperse the single track, the hills and the atmosphere of the footy ground more equally across the full distance,â&#x20AC;? Rapid Ascent general manager Sam Maffett said. In amongst the dirt and grime of the 100 kilometre race, the 50 kilometre Kona Shorty races along shorter and slightly easier sections of Forrest single track, and the 15 kilometre Kona Pioneer is perfect for youngsters and first-timers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel that the new April date will provide much more comfortable conditions for participants and avoid having another hot day like we had this year,â&#x20AC;? Maffett said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With February getting hotter and hotter and the number of high fire danger days on the rise, the authorities have been asking us to move the race for a couple of years in case it generates, or is involved with a bushfire. Ridersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; safety is our highest priority so we are happy to follow their request.â&#x20AC;? Some 4,000 competitors and spectators descend on the township of Forrest for the annual Kona Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon, now locked in for Sunday April 27, 2014. Entries open in October. Head to konaodyssey. com.au for more information. The Marysville to Melbourne Multisport Challenge has also been rescheduled for 2014, from April 28 to April 6.

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Surf Coast FC host the regional hub competition SURF Coast Football Club last Sunday hosted the regional hub, with hundreds of under 7 to under 11 boys and girls from around the region descending on Banyul Warri Fields. Whilst the weather wasn’t kind, and rain showers drifted across the playing fields from time to time, the endeavour of the kids was constant. It was a great day of community sport, with families mixing in from across the region. The Surf Coast FC under 9 boys (playing up in the under 11 competition) scored a draw, and are still undefeated. They again displayed the terrific skills taught to them by coaches Sacha Studer and Anthony Masters. All the other Surf Coast hub teams performed very well as usual and had plenty of fun, with many parents commenting on the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. In the formal junior competition, it was mixed results again this weekend. The girl’s and women’s teams again performed brilliantly. In the under 14s the Surf Coast Blue won 1-0 in a tight contest against a quality Golden Plains team and remain equal at the top of the table. The Surf Coast Yellow fought valiantly but went down against the strong Kardinia team. In the women’s, it was a clean sweep. The women’s division two team won 2-0 against Breakwater, the women’s division one smashed the Bellarine Sharks 17-0 and the Surf Coast Women’s State League team beat the North Sunshine Eagles 5-1. The Surf Coast Women’s State League team is still undefeated on equal points at the top of the table.

In the boys, it was a bit of a topsy-turvy round. The local under 12 boys’ team were beaten but showed the Surf Coast FC spirit, never giving up. The local under 13s boys fought out a great 2-2

draw with Surfside Waves. Yet again the boys gave their all. The metro under 12 boys suffered a narrow loss to the BDSA but are improving every week.

The metro under 14 boys suffered their first loss for the season, going down 4-3 to Barnstoneworth. The under 15s metro boys beat Saint Albans 4-1 in a good performance.

Amy’s Gran Fondo info nights this month AMY’S Gran Fondo returns to the Surf Coast and Colac Otway Shires this September boasting three distances – the 110 kilometre Gran Fondo, 40 kilometre Medio Fondo and the 14 kilometre Piccolo Fondo for individual cyclists and teams. Registrations are now open and community information meetings are taking place on Tuesday June 11 at Forrest Community Hall from 7-8pm, Wednesday June 12 at Barwon Downs Hall, Wednesday June 19 at Deans Marsh Hall, Thursday June 20 at Mantra Lorne, Wednesday June 26 at Apollo Bay Hotel – Krambrook Room, and on Thursday June 27 at the Wye River General Store, all from 7-8pm. Amy’s Gran Fondo could be the only time you get to ride along a fully closed Great Ocean Road and through the Otway Ranges. And for serious riders the fully timed event is a chance to log a result and even qualify for the UCI World Cycling Tour final. To register or for more information head to amysgranfondo.org.au. Surf Coast FC player Alex Fannon escapes the opposition’s clutches.

NETBALL SCORES ROUND 8 A GRADE Portarlington 35 V Modewarre 55 GOALS Portarlington: C Bull 24, N Nicholls 9, A Lundberg 2. Modewarre: R Thompson 29, S Fisher 26. BEST Portarlington: Z Tompkins, L Mccombe. Modewarre: Z Tennant, S Gunning, T McCormack. Torquay 42 V Drysdale 50 GOALS Torquay: A Vogels 28, K Lock 13, E Moerenhout 1. Drysdale: J Maddock 31, J Kiddle 13, M Leahy 6. BEST Torquay: E Corry nee Harty, K Lock, A Vogels. Queenscliff 42 V Ocean Grove 43 GOALS Queenscliff: L Dick 26, L Dreher 13, L Cayzer 3. Ocean Grove: L Bell 19, TL Birch 12, Z Woods 12. BEST Queenscliff: L Dick, S Jenson, S Dreher. Ocean Grove: A Durling, M Sanders. Geelong Amateur 13 V Anglesea 64 GOALS Geelong Amateur: G Hansen 8, S Lipari 5. Anglesea: J Weichert 34, R Trennery 18, B Caldwell 12. BEST Geelong Amateur: S Lipari, K Fagan, L Rau. Anglesea: E Cook, T Robbins, E Mcginness. Newcomb 37 V Barwon Heads 58 GOALS Newcomb: T Schram 19, G Irvine 18. Barwon Heads: O Young 36, R Whitehead 22. BEST Newcomb: K Degoldi, B Jones, P Turner. Barwon Heads: R Whitehead, I Rowlands, T Hobbs.

B GRADE Portarlington 29 V Modewarre 45 GOALS Portarlington: C Roll 12, M Pickering 8, N Nicholls 8, C McDowell 1. Modewarre: AJ Logan 24, E Noble 21. BEST Modewarre: H Briggs, E Goodacre, AJ Logan. Torquay 41 V Drysdale 29 GOALS Torquay: E Moerenhout 28, P Lewis 13. Drysdale: H Rundell 20, Z Vaughan 9. BEST Torquay: T Card, A Borgia, N Petran.

Queenscliff 42 V Ocean Grove 45 GOALS Queenscliff: H Stephens 21, B Heard 11, R McDonald 10. Ocean Grove: E Whorlow 22, TL Birch 15, M Goodger 8. BEST Queenscliff: E Gardiner, J Cunningham, H Stephens. Ocean Grove: K McIntosh, B Taylor, M Goodger . Geelong Amateur 36 V Anglesea 41 GOALS Geelong Amateur: E Fraser 20. Anglesea: H Van Gemst 26, S Benney 13. BEST Geelong Amateur: L Boyd, E Flynn, M Malakellis. Newcomb 38 V Barwon Heads 51 GOALS Newcomb: S Vernon 21, L Abbey 11, A Jennings 6. Barwon Heads: B Roberts 35, B Mckinnon 9, S Wallace 7. BEST Newcomb: J Claridge, C Mits, S Vernon. Barwon Heads: M Lord, B Roberts, L Frew.

C GRADE Torquay 24 V Drysdale 20 GOALS Torquay: R Burns 16, L Van Halen 8. Drysdale: B O’Dowd 15, M Neilson 5. BEST Torquay: L Cole, L Van Halen, S Chafer. Queenscliff 10 V Ocean Grove 41 GOALS Queenscliff: C Bland 5, C Downs 3, R Bullock 2. Ocean Grove: K Carroll 16, C Nash 15, F Needham 10. BEST Queenscliff: P McDonald, S Hellard, R Bullock. Ocean Grove: T Sinnott, F Needham, TL Splatt . Portarlington 25 V Modewarre 32 GOALS Portarlington: C Roll 22, E Hoare 3. Modewarre: A Iapozzuto 14, S Otto 14, J Sessions 4. BEST Portarlington: C Roll, P O’Connor, M Wilkinson. Geelong Amateur 37 V Anglesea 19 GOALS Geelong Amateur: L McAuley 27, L Duff 8, C Giuffrida 2. Anglesea: S Williamson 10, R Caulfield 5. BEST Geelong Amateur: N Gray, L Mackenzie, L McAuley. Anglesea: S Williamson, R Dangerfield, R Caulfield. Newcomb 21 V Barwon Heads 36

GOALS Newcomb: M Mahoney 15, J Wallis 6. Barwon Heads: B Elliston 20, K Daley 16. BEST Newcomb: K Crabbe, C West, M Mahoney. Barwon Heads: K Daley, Z Smith, L Mitchell.

D GRADE Torquay 26 V Drysdale 18 GOALS Torquay: M Mclaren 18, B Rosewall 8. Drysdale: J Preece 6, EL Bergman 3. BEST Torquay: D Wright, B Rosewall, M Mclaren. Queenscliff 9 V Ocean Grove 25 GOALS Queenscliff: S Bland 6, A Coltish 3. Ocean Grove: J Lucas 15, C Slevin 10. BEST Queenscliff: S Ross, D Ristevski, S Seraiocco. Ocean Grove: T Hinchliffe, K Collett, C Slevin. Portarlington 15 V Modewarre 27 GOALS Portarlington: E Buckley 9, T Laverty 4, R Bebic 2. Modewarre: A Davey 13, J Worthington 11, SL Frasin 3. BEST Portarlington: A Taberner, E Loft, K McAuliffe. Modewarre: G Bell, K Naismith, J Worthington. Geelong Amateur 30 V Anglesea 21 GOALS Geelong Amateur: J Bish 13, E Crompton 13, L Morrison 4. Anglesea: M Dangerfield 11, K McGregor 10. BEST Geelong Amateur: E Crompton, J Bish, S Coulter. Anglesea: K McGregor, C Napier, M Suares. Newcomb 12 V Barwon Heads 26 GOALS Newcomb: J Doyle 4, K Long 4, S Marsden 4. Barwon Heads: E Cross 16, L Snookes 10. BEST: Newcomb: K Long, L Wallmeyer, N Horniblow. Barwon Heads: M Bennett, E Cross, R Payne.

UNDER 19 Torquay 16 V Drysdale 41 Queenscliff 30 V Ocean Grove 16 Geelong Amateur 32 V Anglesea 8 Newcomb 27 V Barwon Heads 28

UNDER 17 SECTION 1

Torquay 20 V Drysdale 23 Queenscliff 5 V Ocean Grove 28 Portarlington 33 V Modewarre 15 Geelong Amateur 17 V Anglesea 42 Newcomb 20 V Barwon Heads 39

UNDER 17 SECTION 2 Torquay 10 V Drysdale 27 Queenscliff 6 V Ocean Grove 31 Geelong Amateur 12 V Anglesea 21

UNDER 15 SECTION 1 Torquay 11 V Drysdale 19 Queenscliff 21 V Ocean Grove 28 Portarlington 29 V Modewarre 15 Geelong Amateur 8 V Anglesea 17 Newcomb 17 V Barwon Heads 38

UNDER 15 SECTION 2 Torquay 20 V Drysdale 20 Queenscliff 13 V Ocean Grove 28 Portarlington 31 V Modewarre 4 Geelong Amateur 16 V Anglesea 30 Newcomb 6 V Barwon Heads 26

UNDER 13 SECTION 1 Torquay 15 V Drysdale 28 Queenscliff 5 V Ocean Grove 28 Portarlington 12 V Modewarre 10 Geelong Amateur 31 V Anglesea 26

UNDER 13 SECTION 2 Torquay 26 V Drysdale 3 Queenscliff 21 V Ocean Grove 28 Geelong Amateur 22 V Anglesea 5 Newcomb __ v Barwon Heads 34

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BELLARINE FOOTBALL LEAGUE SCORES K. Eldred, P. Ridout, J. Soldani.

ROUND 8 SENIORS Barwon Heads 4.1 Newcomb Power 3.2

Torquay Drysdale

11.4 13.7 19.18 (132) 3.4 6.8 7.8 (50)

GOALS: Barwon Heads: D. Hovey 6, B. Backwell 5, J. Taylor 3, J. Barlow 1, J. Fahey 1, R. McAuliffe 1, B. Darrington 1, R. Wallace 1. Newcomb Power: L. Edmondson 2, L. Morrison 2, M. Egan 2, A. Jamieson 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: D. Holland, J. Holland, N. Hill, R. Wallace, J. Power, B. Backwell. Newcomb Power: P. Bury, L. Edmondson, M. McCormack, A. Jamieson, A. Noonan, L. Vine. Torquay Drysdale

1.1 1.1

2.5 2.6

5.9 4.9

11.12 (78) 5.9 (39)

GOALS: Torquay: J. Garner 4, S. Hughes 3, J. Carracher 2, J. Darke 1, H. Jarrad 1.Drysdale: B. Taylor 1, T. Dewey 1, J. Chandler 1, S. Wells 1, S. Scott 1. BEST: Torquay: J. Hobbs, J. Garner, N. Browne, J. Carracher, J. Gray, A. Nesbitt. Drysdale: J. Van Ingen, W. Finlayson, B. Taylor, R. Holwell, A. White, B. Malone. Queenscliff Ocean Grove

3.1 0.2

7.6 4.3

14.10 15.13 (103) 7.5 12.8 (80)

GOALS: Queenscliff: D. DeGois 5, E. Grout 5, N. Orvis 2, A. Jones 2, C. Mason 1. Ocean Grove: S. Jack 6, K. Williams 2, J. Milnes 1, R. O’Callaghan 1, L. Rock 1, D. Gray 1. BEST: Queenscliff: R. Holmes, E. Grout, D. DeGois, D. Diment, J. Hedley. Ocean Grove: K. Williams, L. Rock, P. Maloney, H. Foott, B. Ricardo, B. Sneddon. Geelong Amateur 8.6 Anglesea 0.1

14.9 21.10 24.14 (158) 0.3 3.4 6.4 (40)

GOALS: Geelong Amateur: D. Zaparenkov 5, T. McArlein 4, T. Turner 3, T. Clark 2, C. Bauer 2, J. Simson 2, B. Dodd 2, M. Madden 1, R. Ferguson 1, Z. Jones 1, G. Atkins 1. Anglesea: N. Baddeley 1, R. Boyce 1, B. Alexander 1, J. Dubbeldam 1, D. Taylor 1, H. Ververs 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur: B. Dodd, R. Ferguson, T. Clark, T. McArlein, M. O’Donohue, C. Kangars. Anglesea: T. Midolo, D. Bennett, T. Stokes, H. Veale, H. Ververs, J. Dubbeldam. Modewarre Portarlington

2.2 1.1

9.9 1.1

15.15 20.20 (140) 1.2 4.3 (27)

GOALS: Modewarre: A. Leslie 4, T. Wemyss 4, J. Loving 3, C. Senserrick 2, S. Hawking 1, D. McFarlane 1, J. Finch 1, K. Pickering 1, S. Hovey 1, M. Worthington 1, D. Tennant 1. Portarlington: D. George 1, T. Shanley 1, S. Wiffen 1, N. Bisset 1. BEST: Modewarre: S. Hawking, A. Leslie, J. Finch, D. McFarlane, J. Claffey, L. Davidson. Portarlington: M. Porter, S. Wiffen, A. Langsworth, T. Munday, J. Muscat, N. Bisset.

RESERVES Barwon Heads 3.4 Newcomb Power 0.0

7.6 0.2

12.9 14.15 (99) 2.3 3.4 (22)

GOALS: Barwon Heads: C. Swan 4, W. Pelham 2, L. Michell 2, S. Karmouche 1, D. Gilbert 1, I. McCormick 1, F. Herman 1, M. Atkins 1, H. Walker 1. Newcomb Power: N. Lovett 2, P. Ridout 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: C. Swan, L. Michell, S. Karmouche, D. Gilbert, L. Flinn, I. McCormick. Newcomb Power: J. Greenwood, B. Webb, N. Lovett,

4.0 3.0

6.0 5.4

8.1 6.6

11.2 7.9

(68) (51)

GOALS: Torquay: C. North 2, J. Day 2, P. Bennett 1, S. Diamond 1, D. Orr 1, D. Sprigg 1, P. MacDonald 1, M. Grossman 1, S. Hill 1. Drysdale: B. Flynn 2, J. Hildebrand 1, B. Dinneen 1, K. Carr 1, J. Ristevski 1, D. Biscan 1. BEST: Torquay: O. Briody, D. Orr, B. Clarke, M. Colvin, J. Day, S. Diamond. Drysdale: D. Biscan, K. Taylor, J. Inglis, J. Ristevski, J. Hildebrand, E. Hill. Ocean Grove Queenscliff

5.1 1.1

8.3 3.3

13.6 14.10 (94) 3.6 6.7 (43)

GOALS: Ocean Grove: D. Freeman 6, P. West 2, W. Nevill 1, J. Stapleton 1, A. McLeish 1, S. Fankhauser 1, J. McLauchlan 1, D. West 1. Queenscliff: A. McDonald 2, H. Waddell 2, L. Hodge 1, J. Dawson 1. BEST: Ocean Grove: D. West, D. Freeman, S. Nair, B. Poulter, N. Giddings, A. Noonan. Queenscliff: D. Cashin, W. Bennett, A. McDonald, M. Farrell, D. Mair, W. Bland. Geelong Amateur 4.4 Anglesea 3.3

7.7 5.3

10.8 14.12 (96) 7.6 8.7 (55)

GOALS: Geelong Amateur: L. Hollis 3, J. Vince 3, A. Burchell 2, J. Chapman 2, H. Whitehead 1, L. Muir 1, T. Chisholm 1, A. Coulter 1. Anglesea: R. Eddy 4, J. Alderson 2, T. Barton 2. BEST: Geelong Amateur: J. Friend, J. Chapman, T. Chisholm, J. Vince, M. Tobias. Anglesea: C. Leeman, K. Ledder, S. Gray, K. Dans, P. Mahony. Modewarre Portarlington

4.3 1.2

8.8 3.5

13.8 17.13 (115) 5.8 5.9 (39)

GOALS: Modewarre: S. Dellow 4, D. Morter 3, C. Robinson 3, S. Morrissy 2, J. Ibbs 2, L. Klug 1, R. Werner 1, D. McCaskill 1. Portarlington: S. Illingworth 2, J. Hayes 1, G. Morton 1, D. Hillier 1. BEST: Modewarre: D. Tennant, C. Robinson, M. Llewellyn, S. Fox, L. Klug, S. Morrissy. Portarlington: D. Hillier, J. Westman, G. Morton, D. Morton, A. Pollard.

COLTS DIVISION 1 Leopold 1 Colac

5.0 7.1 0.1 1.2

9.2 4.3

10.6 5.3

(66) (33)

GOALS: Leopold 1: J. Drayton 5, M. Patten 3, C. Stephens 1, C. Sheridan 1 Colac: L. Donne 2, G. Steven 2, J. Murfitt 1. BEST: Leopold 1: T. Harper, J. Reinert, C. Sheridan, C. Stephens, J. Penny, J. Matsubara. Colac: L. Donne, G. Steven, J. Woods, A. Burnett, T. Theodore, J. Murfitt. South Barwon 1 2.2 Grovedale Tigers 1 4.0

5.4 5.2

7.8 8.4

9.13 10.6

(67) (66)

GOALS: South Barwon 1: B. Maxwell 4, E. Baker 2, H. Purcell 1, J. Arnold 1, B. Allison 1. Grovedale Tigers 1: L. Womersley 2, J. Michell 2, T. Boots 2, B. McPhee 2, D. Williams 1, L. Ellis 1. BEST: South Barwon 1: A. Box, J. Driver, R. Brown, J. Tompkins, B. Maxwell, J. Santuccione. Grovedale Tigers 1: L. Ellis, T. Dillon, D. Williams, J. McKenzie, P. Blood, T. Boots.

COLTS DIVISION 2 Ocean Grove 1 Albans

4.3 2.1

7.6 2.3

10.9 11.9 (75)St 2.3 5.7 (40)

GOALS: Ocean Grove 1: C. West 4, E. Taylor 2, E. Maloney 1, K. King 1, H. Rawlings

1, B. Warren 1, C. Durran 1. St Albans: Z. Smith 3, S. Muir 1, J. Walker 1. BEST: Ocean Grove 1: C. West, S. Pfeiffer, N. Murphy, R. Procter, S. Dedini, D. Thorley. St Albans: D. McInnes, T. Caudullo, L. Bruce, Z. Smith, J. Thorpe, J. Whatnall. Drysdale 1 Torquay 1

6.4 0.0

7.6 1.1

11.7 13.9 2.1 3.4

(87) (22)

GOALS: Drysdale 1: M. McGuire 4, J. Rushton 3, N. Moriarty 2, M. O’Dowd 1, S. Lockman 1, B. Kelly 1, D. Humphrey 1. Torquay 1: M. Ludbrook 1, J. Hams 1, H. Thompson 1. BEST: Drysdale 1: T. McLennan, M. McGuire, M. O’Dowd, B. Kelly, J. Rushton, C. Halsall. Torquay 1: M. Ludbrook, K. Doyle, W. Campbell, T. Grossman, M. Robb, C. Voss. Barwon Heads 2.2 Geelong Amateur 2.2

4.5 4.3

7.5 5.3

13.5 5.3

(83) (33)

GOALS: Barwon Heads: B. Michell 6, B. Close 3, D. O’Leary 3, C. O’Leary 1. Geelong Amateur: R. Dickson 2, S. Bucovaz 1, A. Widdicombe 1, D. Dunoon 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: A. Walsgott, K. Polley, B. Michell, S. Stanford, S. Everett, C. O’Leary. Geelong Amateur: N. Nott, L. West, F. Tucker, J. Carter, O. Lee-Laurie.

COLTS DIVISION 3 Portarlington Modewarre

3.3 4.3

5.12 9.19 11.23 (89) 4.5 6.6 7.8 (50)

GOALS: Portarlington: M. Trezise 3, T. Morgan 2, M. Spence 2, H. Smith 1, B. VanVledder 1, D. Jeffrey 1, L. Vagg 1. Modewarre: J. Byrne 2, J. Hilsdon 1, S. Fowkes 1, B. Glynn 1, N. Hogan 1, J. O’Hanlon 1. BEST: Portarlington: R. BakerHutchinson, T. Morgan, M. Spence, B. Mitchell, N. Cini, M. Trezise. Modewarre: A. Collins, J. Collins, J. Watson, Z. Wemyss, N. Jones, L. Wylie. Queenscliff Bell Post Hill

5.5 2.1

7.8 4.1

12.10 14.11 (95) 4.2 4.4 (28)

GOALS: Queenscliff: J. Evans 8, M. Henderson 2, S. Nicholson 2, O. Griffiths 1, M. Randone 1. Bell Post Hill: L. Mann 2, R. Vacirca 1, J. Freer 1. BEST: Queenscliff: N. Fenby, M. Randone, M. Ridgway, Z. Henderson, M. Henderson, S. Davies. Bell Post Hill: D. Lear, J. Freer, J. Monkivitch, S. Durham, L. Paxton, J. Chandran. Inverleigh North Geelong

5.4 2.1

10.4 14.12 18.14 (122) 5.3 6.4 6.4 (40)

GOALS: Inverleigh: B. Vicars 5, L. Platt 4, C. Meehan 3, L. Battaglia 2, J. Fitzgerald 1, D. Grundell 1, A. Cations 1, J. Drew 1. North Geelong: A. Jose 2, B. McGregor 1, M. Neilson 1, C. Riccardi 1, Z. McIvor 1. BEST: Inverleigh: D. Grundell, J. Drew, L. Battaglia, B. Vicars, C. Meehan, J. Lubcke. North Geelong: K. Coulson, A. Jose, A. Heaver, Z. McIvor, T. Davis, J. Tomlinson.

COLTS DIVISION 4 Anglesea South Barwon 2

1.3 1.2

1.4 2.3

3.7 3.5

4.8 3.9

(32) (27)

GOALS: Anglesea: N. Cooper 2, R. Eames 1, B. Tekin 1. South Barwon 2: R. Rush 1, C. Buller 1, T. Bath 1. BEST: Anglesea: B. Tekin, J. Lynch, L. Cruickshank, J. Quick, O. Daffy, D. Maher. South Barwon 2: M. McLachlan, J. Gilmore, B. Partyka, H. Wilks, C. Slade, K. Berg. East Geelong

4.6

7.9

10.10 16.13 (109)

Leopold 2

0.0

2.1

5.1

6.2

(38)

GOALS: East Geelong: D. Welsh 7, A. Bird 2, J. Pulford 2, S. O’Connell 2, M. Ficarra 2, S. Alford 1. Leopold 2: D. King 3, B. Love 1, J. Karalekas 1, J. Benjamin 1. BEST: East Geelong: M. Ficarra, A. Palmerio, D. Welsh, J. Pulford, S. O’Connell, T. Forehan Leopold 2: D. Phillips, D. King, M. Board, S. Blackwell, J. Welsh, T. Powell. Ocean Grove 2 0.0 BHeads/Queens 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

27.18 (180) 3.5 (23)

GOALS: Ocean Grove 2: J. Kent 6, C. Habgood 5, B. Sanders 5, J. Diment 4, M. Awramenko 2, W. Gant 2, P. Britt 1, B. Ryan 1, J. Taylor 1. Barwon Heads/ Queenscliff: L. Kinsey 1, H. Fleet 1, G. Hurley 1. BEST: Ocean Grove 2: J. Kent, J. Ness, L. Smyth, C. Habgood, W. Gant, A. Hernan. Barwon Heads/Queenscliff: D. Whitley, T. Friswell, J. Koster, L. Wright, H. Fleet, J. Connoley. Grovedale Tigers 2 5.3 Bannockburn 1.1

9.7 1.2

11.10 14.16 (100) 2.5 2.6 (18)

BFL LADDERS SENIORS Team QUEENSCLIFF

W L D

F

A

% Pts

8

0

0 943 586 160.92

32

GEELONG AMATUER 7

1

0 938 487 192.61

28

TORQUAY

5

2

1 977 601 162.56

22

BAROWN HEADS

5

2

1 947 705 134.33

22

DRYSDALE

5

3

0 852 562 151.60

20

OCEAN GROVE

4

4

0 1067 731 145.96

16

MODEWARRE

2

6

0 633 757

83.62

8

NEWCOMB POWER 2

6

0 521 1062

49.06

8

ANGLESEA

1

7

0 582 1014

57.40

4

PORTARLINGTON

0

8

0 377 1332

28.30

0

RESERVES TORQUAY

8

0

0 863 299 288.63

32

DRYSDALE

7

1

0 905 272 332.72

28

OCEAN GROVE

6

2

0 734 498 147.39

24

MODEWARRE

5

3

0 601 565 106.37

20

BARWON HEADS

4

3

1 571 436 130.96

18

QUEENSCLIFF

4

4

0 457 481

95.01

16

GEELONG AMATEUR 3

4

1 634 468 135.47

14

ANGLESEA

1

7

0 396 718

55.15

4

NEWCOMB POWER 1

7

0 283 1058

26.75

4

PORTARLINGTON

8

0 233 882

26.42

0

0

GOALS: Grovedale Tigers 2: A. TurleySunderland 4, R. Cole 2, J. Edwards 2, T. Smith 2, J. Lewis 2, A. Johnson 1, B. Dale 1. Bannockburn: K. Fulton 2. BEST: Grovedale Tigers 2: M. Blain, J. Edwards, T. Rankin, B. Nelis, J. Gibbs, B. Dale. Bannockburn: J. Thewlis, T. Donovan, J. Varcoe, K. Fulton, J. Robinson, L. O’Connor.

OGCC 1 Modewarre

Lara 1 3.9 Barwon Heads 1 0.0

7.13 10.17 13.23 ( 101 ) 0.0 1.0 1.0 (6)

UNDER 16 DIVISION 1

GWSP Leopold 1

1.3 1.4

3.4 1.6

6.6 2.9

7.8 4.9

(50) (33)

Geelong Amateur 1 1.3 Drysdale 1 1.4

3.4 3.7

4.8 4.7

5.10 4.8

(40) (32)

St Joseph’s 1 Leopold 1

2.3 1.0

4.7 1.1

6.12 9.15 1.1 1.1

Torquay Papworth 3.2 Grovedale 1 1.0

6.4 3.0

8.7 4.0

(69) (7)

10.10 (70) 6.2 (38) (42) (22)

UNDER 14 DIVISION 2 2.1 1.0

4.2 2.2

9.4 3.3

9.4 7.4

(58) (46)

UNDER 14 DIVISION 3 St Mary’s 2 Portarlington

4.3 1.2

5.8 3.2

11.10 12.12 ( 8 4 ) 4.2 4.3 (27)

St Mary’s 1 South Barwon 1

0.1 1.2

3.2 2.2

5.4 3.3

6.6 3.4

Portarlington Albans 1

0.3 0.1

1.4 1.4

4.4 2.9

6.4 (40)St 2.12 (24)

St Albans 1 Inverleigh

0.0 1.3

4.0 2.3

7.2 4.3

7.4 4.3

(46) (27)

Ocean Grove 1 North Geelong

4.5 1.2

9.6 1.4

14.7 17.9 (111) 1.6 3.9 (27)

Queenscliff Winchelsea

3.2 0.2

3.5 0.2

3.6 2.4

5.7 2.4

(37) (16)

Geelong Amateur 1 5.3 B/Heads 1 0.1

7.4 1.2

10.8 12.10 (82) 1.3 2.7 (19)

South Barwon 2 Queenscliff

2.3 0.3

3.5 2.4

5.6 4.5

6.7 5.6

(43) (36)

Anglesea Drysdale 1

5.2 4.0

8.2 5.3

9.2 9.4

12.4 11.4

(76) (70)

UNDER 16 DIVISION 4 Winchelsea Bannockburn

4.5 1.0

6.12 9.17 12.21 (93) 2.2 4.2 4.3 (27)

St Joseph’s 3 Ocean Grove 2

1.0 1.3

3.1 4.6

8.2 6.7

Grovedale 2 Lara 2

5.4 0.1

8.8 0.1

11.11 11.23 (89) 0.2 0.3 (3)

11.6 8.10

(72) (58)

UNDER 16 DIVISION 6 Torquay Jones South Barwon 3

0.4 3.0

2.7 3.0

5.11 6.12 3.3 3.5

(48) (23)

Anakie 2 4.2 Barwon Heads 2 2.1

4.3 2.2

6.3 4.4

(66) (34)

Grovedale 3 St Mary’s 3

8.4 2.2

10.10 12.11 (83) 2.2 4.3 (27)

4.4 0.0

10.6 5.4

UNDER 14 DIVISION 1

UNDER 14 DIVISION 4 Torquay Dunstan 4.2 9.2 Corio 0.0 2.0

12.6 14.11 ( 9 5 ) 3.0 3.0 (18)

St Joseph’s 2 2.2 Grovedale Black 1.2

4.2 3.3

8.4 3.3

10.7 6.5

(67) (41)

North Geelong Anglesea

6.5 0.0

7.9 0.0

8.12 0.1

(60) (1)

3.2 0.0

UNDER 14 DIVISION 5 South Barwon 2 Torquay Nairn

3.4 0.0

7.6 0.0

11.8 14.15 ( 9 9 ) 1.1 1.1 (7)

North Shore Drysdale 2

1.5 0.2

4.5 0.4

4.7 0.4

7.9 1.5

( 51 ) (11)

UNDER 14 DIVISION 6 Belmont Lions OGCC 2

2.6 1.0

3.6 3.1

6.14 6.14 4.1 5.5

(50) (35)

Barwon Heads 2 0.3 Park 2 0.3

3.3 0.4

5.3 0.4

7.5 (47)Bell 0.8 (8)

Lara 3 Grovedale Gold

1.1 0.2

1.2 1.5

4.3 3.5

6.7 4.8

(43) (32)

Leopold 2 South Barwon 3

1.4 0.2

2.6 0.2

2.9 2.3

3.11 2.3

(29) (15)

St Joseph’s 1 2.0 Torquay Bumpstead 1.1

3.1 1.2

5.2 4.5

6.2 5.6

(38) (36)

Torquay Pyers Mary’s 4

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

5.5 (35)St 1.2 (8)

Grovedale Tigers 3.1 South Barwon 1 3.1

4.1 5.4

7.1 6.4

10.1 6.4

(61) (40)

St Joseph’s 4 Drysdale 3

4.0 0.2

7.3 1.2

8.8 1.3

9.11 1.4

(65) (10)

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