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Poppies adorn this memorial at Torquay’s Remembrance Day service. For coverage of the region’s ceremonies, see pages 20-21. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

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BY JAMES TAYLOR RESIDENTS of The Sands against the plan to convert the estate’s hotel into an aged care centre presented a united front when they voiced their objections to the council last week. Surf Coast Shire received more than 200 submissions to the proposal – with an overwhelming majority against – and 18 people spoke at the council’s hearing of submissions meeting in Torquay. Many of the submitters told councillors that they bought into the estate because of its resort-style lifestyle, which would be lost if the proposal went ahead. Joy Sullivan said the modifications

needed for aged care would destroy the atmosphere for golf club users. Several speakers were highly critical of the Handbury Group’s management of the resort, claiming a lack of consultation and unwillingness to listen. Resident Marcus Underwood said there had been misleading and deceptive conduct, with residents told the proposal was driven by the need for aged care but the council told the proposal was liquidating an underperforming asset. Adam Ruggero said the hotel rooms were needed in Torquay and their loss would discourage investors looking to build in regional Victoria. “If you couldn’t make a go of that piece of infrastructure 90 minutes

from Melbourne, take your money elsewhere,” he said. St Quentin Consulting managing director Cameron Gray said he rejected any claims of misleading or deceptive conduct. “The use of facilities – including the clubhouse facilities, the lockers, the bar, the restaurant, the pool, the gym, the golf course, car parking, etcetera – will be unaffected by this proposal. You’ve heard differently tonight, but we think it’s quite clear from what has been put forward that it is the case.” He said effectively 75 per cent of the estate’s residents had not made a submission, so “what we have here tonight might not be a representative voice of all The Sands residents”.

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Cause still sought for fatal Torquay fire BY JAMES TAYLOR POLICE are continuing to investigate the fire at a house in Torquay on Sunday, which is believed to have killed teenage boy Harry Kernaghan. Emergency services were called at about 3.30am and arrived to find the two-storey house and garage in Cullen Court engulfed in flames. A body was located the scene but is yet to be formally identified. Arson and Explosives Squad detectives and an arson chemist have examined the scene, as well as a team from the forensic services department. The cause of the fire still remains unknown, but police are not treating it as suspicious. Yesterday, a Victoria Police spokesperson said identifying the cause of the blaze would take some time, and was not expected to be discovered for a few days. The body is believed to be Torquay teenager Harry Kernaghan, and two of his former schools have released statements of condolence. Surf Coast Secondary College principal Scott Diamond said now was a time to care for each other as a school community. “We extend the school’s deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this young person.� In yesterday’s edition of the Torquay College newsletter, principal Pam Kinsman

said it was “with great sadness that we share the tragic death of one of our past students, Harry Kernaghan. “Our thoughts go to his family and friends at this sad time.� An “RIP Harry Kernaghan� page set up on

Facebook on Tuesday has already drawn more than 6,100 likes. Police have urged anyone with information about the fire to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or head to crimestoppers. com.au.

Police and CFA crews outside the Cullen Court property on Sunday morning. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

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ILLEGAL littering constantly threatens the Surf Coast and you can do your bit and participate in a clean beach initiative to ensure a healthy coast for all. The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) is partnering with Surf Coast Shire to organise a beach cleanup as part of the Take 3 initiative on November 29 in Lorne. The message behind Take 3 is simple – a visit to the beach should involve swimming, lying on the sand and rubbish collection – and asks people to pick up three pieces of rubbish in addition to their own rubbish every time they leave the beach. Surf Coast beaches are among some of the most beautiful in Australia and GORCC encourages the community to get behind this initiative, ensuring our coast remains healthy for all to enjoy. GORCC coastal reserves manager Rod Goring said rubbish dumped illegally on our beaches and coastal reserves causes harm to the environment and also threatens coastal flora and fauna. “One problem is that a large amount of household waste is often disposed of in public bins provided for beachgoers. “Not only is this illegal, but it causes overflow and litter on our beaches that is not only visually horrible but threatens coastal flora and fauna and the marine environment.

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GORCC conservation supervisor Georgie Beale said litter, including fishing line, poses danger to beach nesting birds and other coastal and marine wildlife. She urged beachgoers to do their bit and keep our coast clean. “Marine debris, particularly plastic, has a disastrous impact in our oceans and on marine life with some of the dead seals and birds washing up on the coast have swallowed or been strangled by plastic bags, fishing line, bits of nets and other rubbish. “With breeding season under way for our precious Hooded Plovers, it’s especially important we don’t leave rubbish lying around as ‘hoodies’ can become easily entangled in fishing line on the beach, and we’ve seen this happen in the past. “Visitors to the Surf Coast are encouraged to embrace the Take 3 initiative by picking up three pieces of rubbish as we leave the beach. Beachgoers are urged to use the bins provided on the grassed foreshore areas and adjacent to sand areas to dispose of rubbish. “By doing your bit and disposing of rubbish, you will be contributing to a healthy coast for everyone to enjoy,” Ms Beale said. For information on the beach cleanup contact Georgie Beale on 0417 523 463, or for information on the Take 3 initiative visit take3.org.au.

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Decked out at Dorla BY JAMES TAYLOR THE potential sale of council land in Anglesea to allow a deck that is unlawfully intruding onto a public reserve has raised eyebrows among some in the community. The plan to accommodate the encroachment by the property at 3/3 River Reserve Road into Kuarka Dorla Reserve has been supported by the Surf Coast Shire but criticised by nearby residents. The deck has been built from the property’s western edge, and extends 37 square metres into the reserve. Councillors held an in-camera discussion about the encroachment at their July 23 meeting, and voted unanimously to support the sale of the affected land to the deck owners. Winsome Coutts, who contacted the Surf Coast Times about the encroachment, said she and several residents who lived nearby were disheartened that the council was not making the property owners remove the deck and strictly enforcing the land boundary.

“This just upsets me so much,� she said. “It sets a terrible precedent; they’re being rewarded for bad behaviour. “It’s a little bit of land, but it’s a very big principle.� At the July 23 meeting, councillors also resolved that the 37 square metres of land be sold at a price to be determined by a valuation no more than six months old, and the cost of the planning permit for the subdivision of the encroaching land from the reserve would be borne by the property owner. Public notice of the sale of the council land must also be given at least four weeks before the sale. The planning permit’s public exhibition period closed on November 4, but it is believed a final decision on whether the subdivision will go ahead has not yet been made. Questions to the Surf Coast Shire about the valuation of the land and the council’s policy regarding encroachments onto public land had not been answered by the time the Surf Coast Times went to print.

Former world champion and surfing legend Tom Carroll (right) with Jamie “Chookaâ€? Wood at Bird Rock CafĂŠ last week for the local launch of his new book TC, which was arranged thanks to Torquay Books. Co-written with leading surf journalist and brother Nick, TC is an explosive autobiography that takes you on the journey of Carroll’s life during and after his time on the world tour, and is available now at all good book stores. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

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AN Expression of Interest (EOI) process is now open for the licence to Port Phillip Bay’s new hand-harvest scallop fishery. The new dive fishery for scallops was announced in September. The EOI process will be followed by a public auction for a single access licence. The EOI process closes on December 18, head to depi.vic.gov.au/scallops for more information.

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Skater girls are ready to roll BY JAMES TAYLOR

INVESTMENT PROPERTY INFORMATION EVENING On Wednesday the 27th of November 2013, Commencing at 6.00pm. We will be inviting specialists from various sectors including: Accountants

A GROUP of girls have learnt the skills they need to carve it up at skate parks across the Surf Coast Shire. Last week, the nine girls from Surf Coast Secondary College and Lorne-Aireys P12 College received their graduation certificates from the SK8 GRLZ project, run by Surf Coast Shire and funded by the state government’s Engage! program. The year 7 to 11 girls, who had little or no previous experience with skateboarding, had lessons every two weeks throughout terms three and four. Shire youth development officer Jarrod Zdrzalka said as well as sessions at local skate parks, the group also went to The Park indoor skate facility in North Geelong. He said a trip to one of the YMCA’s Melbourne skate parks was a highlight as it included a question

and answer session with Esther Godoy, one of Australia’s leading female skaters. Surf Coast Shire mayor Rose Hodge congratulated the group for taking part. “Go girls – that’s all I can say.” She said the project was started after the council’s youth officers noticed there was a lack of girls in the shire’s skate parks. “We’re trying to get skate parks in all our communities; they’re a great way for people to come together. “Now the girls will be able to do more skating events, and with more confidence.” South Barwon MP Andrew Katos said the state government had given $135,000 to the Surf Coast Shire for Engage! programs, and SK8 GRLZ fitted in well with the state government’s youth statement of Engage, Involve, Create.

Rental Managers and Selling Agents Lawyers and Conveyancers Financial Planners and Lending Specialists The evening is intended to give people a step by step guide by the experts to assist you to understand what is involved in purchasing an investment property. Many of us may not be aware of the potential that we have to unlock equity in our properties and start establishing an investment property portfolio. Numbers are limited so if you would like to attend, please contact the branch via the details below to reserve a place. Phone: 03 52633906 Email: Anglesea@bendigobank.com.au Some of the SK8 GRLZ graduates (back) with Andrew Katos (centre front) and Surf Coast Shire councillors Rose Hodge, Brian McKiterick and David Bell at Torquay Skate Park. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR


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Climate rally to heat up Torquay and Apollo Bay BY JAMES TAYLOR RESIDENTS of Torquay and Apollo Bay will join thousands of Australians in towns and cities around the country this Sunday to call for action on climate change. Participants have been asked to wear heatwave colours – red, orange, hot pink and yellow – sun hats, sunscreen or bright coloured zinc while taking part in the National Day of Climate Action, which will urge the federal government to do everything it can to hold global warming to two degrees. The Apollo Bay event was organised by Jess

Dorney, who said she wanted to make sure Apollo Bay was on the map when it came to standing up for stronger action on climate change. “With support from the local Lions Club for Apollo Bay, the event will bring community together for an afternoon of music, speakers, film, food and other fun activities. “We’re expecting plenty of locals to come along – we know there are lots of people in Apollo Bay who want real action on climate, fast.” Organisers expect events ranging from rallies with thousands of participants in state capitals, through to local events in more than 100 communities all over the country.

GetUp national director Sam Mclean said there were gatherings in more places than ever before, and the day would let the new government know people would not stand for going backwards on climate action. “Australians across the nation are turning up the heat, calling on the government to aim higher on climate.” The Torquay event will be held at the corner of The Esplanade and Anderson Street from 10am, while the Apollo Bay event will begin at the Youth Club in Moore Street at 1.30pm. Head to getup.org.au/climate for more information and for other events.

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Take a look inside TELC BY JAMES TAYLOR

One of the outdoor playgrounds at the Torquay Early Learning Centre. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

THE community can take a closer look at the new Torquay Early Learning Centre (TELC) when it marks its official opening later this month. The centre, built behind the Torquay Christian Fellowship, has been running for three months and will put on a range of free activities to celebrate the occasion, including a free barbeque, jumping castle, face painting and tours of the $5 million centre. There will be speeches on the day from supporters of the centre, including Sue Bunting from the Kardinia Kids Early Learning Centre, Torquay Christian Fellowship senior pastor Chris Rowney and a representative from Baptist Financial Services. TELC has six rooms: Dream and Hope for children aged 0-2, Inspire and Kindness for children aged 2-3, Friendship for children aged 4-6 (which will become the four-year-old kinder next year) and Courage. Two of the three separate outdoor playgrounds are complete, with a dry river bed, chicken pen and bike

tracks to be added later to the third playground. TELC director Amy England said the children had settled in very well. “The first month was very busy, but the staff has done amazingly well. “About a third of them are locals; it’s the staff that makes it.” TELC has 34 staff, including relieving staff, and Ms England said the centre would look to employ a few more soon. She said many of the children were already friends as they had gone to childcare in Grovedale, and the parents who worked in Torquay appreciated having a closer childcare centre. The centre is 92 per cent full, with no spots available for babies either this year or in 2014, but places are available for children aged 2-3 and 3-5. The open day will be held on November 23 between 11am-2pm at TELC, 25 Grossmans Road (2 Pimelea Way), Torquay. For more information, phone 5264 7416 or email admin@telc.com.au.


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Congratulations to John and David Upham at the Lorne Hotel for initiating a “Casey’s Super Sunday Session” last weekend. The great event, with approximately 300 in attendance, continues to galvanise the Lorne, South Barwon and Geelong Football Club communities in their support for Casey Tutungi and his family. The event, with MC Councillor Clive Goldsworthy, showcased a diverse cross section of first class entertainment. Brian Taylor hosted the Footy Show with panelists Steve Johnson, Cameron Ling and Michael Turner entertaining the crowd. It was great to see Corey Enright and Mathew Scarlett also there to support the cause for Casey. Entertainment was provided by D.J Tommy O, comedian Evan Hocking and live band Test Pilot Molly, but the highlight to many was MikelAnglo. This talented singer/ song writer and all round performer delighted the Lorne locals when he performed the song he wrote about Henry Love and amazed all when he rolled out his new single “Spirit”. A song dedicated and written about Casey Tutungi and his tragic football injury. Local surfing legend Wayne Lynch was also in attendance and his presence a great testimony to how deep into our community the support for our local family continues to magnify. A range of auction items were presented with all proceeds going towards the Casey Tutungi Future Fund and a great day was had by all. Friday night sees the inaugural premier of Lorne Film celebrating three days of screenings at various Lorne venues. The opening night at our character filled Lorne Theatre features the premier of “Uncharted Waters” on the life of Wayne Lynch and growing up in Lorne. This is a must see film for anyone associated to the Surf industry or with a genuine interest in Lorne. Visit www.lornefilm.com.au for all event information. On another note it’s been interesting (if not frustrating) to witness the process unfold with the repair of our famous Swing Bridge over the Erskine River mouth. It appears unlikely that the bridge will be open for our Christmas holiday period and begs the question – was this process undertaken with the level of diligence, consultation and urgency that our town expects? Over the coming weeks these questions and more will be asked in depth as we endeavour to find the right answer to what has gone wrong!

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Stribling Reserve – the Makeover Continues... The Lorne community is very lucky to have such an amazing facility as Stribling Reserve. It’s hard to imagine a more scenic location to watch a game of footy or cricket. Then there are the facilities of the Leisure Centre; multipurpose room, multipurpose stadium and a commercial kitchen. There are also change rooms and associated facilities for the Footy Club (in need of an upgrade and we’ll talk about that later). So many people use the Leisure Centre facilities. The School uses the whole complex on a regular basis. The kitchen is used by a number of people for the preparation of meals. Junior basket ballers and many casual users use the stadium. During 2012, the Surf Coast Shire provided $350K in funding to install a much-needed verandah on the front of the Leisure Centre, to install a new roof and to completely refurbish the kitchen to commercial standards. The Committee of Management provided a new BBQ and with the support of so many local tradespeople, the ceiling lining of the verandah and the installation of the BBQ have made this a very classy place from which to watch the footy. This year, the Surf Coast Shire have allocated a further $450K for works at Stribling Reserve. This includes a grant of $100K from the State Government. The 2013 works project is now underway and many of you will have seen that excavation works have already commenced on the oval. The cricket pitch has been removed and the top surface of the oval has been excavated. The intention now is to level the oval to a design already completed, ensuring good fall and an even surface across the oval, removing the lumps and dips that have created so many drainage problems in the past. New drainage is about to be installed and then the oval will be resurfaced with sandy loam and new turf will be sown. At the same time as this project is going on, works will commence soon to completely redevelop the Netball Court. The current court does not comply with relevant safety standards, particularly

in relation to the width of run-off areas surrounding the court. In order to fix this, the court surface must be “relocated”. This means construction of a new retaining wall down the side of the pathway from the car park to the Leisure Centre and repositioning the court further forward to allow sufficient run-off space. The court will have a new surface and lighting which complies with competition standards and then the new court will be re-fenced. The pathway from the car park will also be paved thus removing a safety hazard for those walking on the uneven surface particularly when it’s wet and slippery. The stadium has just had its makeover. The floor has been sanded back, new lines have been marked and the surface has been resealed. The walls have all been painted and new LED stadium lights have been installed. In the next couple of weeks, the hand-operated winches for shifting the basketball backboards will be replaced with remotely operated electric winches. Hopefully, we have seen the last of basket ballers and netballers getting a “crunch on the head” from the winch handles! All these works are due for completion in March 2014. Let’s hope that the run of bad weather we have had is soon finished and does not disrupt these projects. The Surf Coast Shire have also acknowledged that the change rooms and associated facilities are in much need of a makeover so hopefully, we can continue the works with a further budget allocation in the next couple of years which will give our community a completely refurbished facility. Stribling Reserve plays a vital role in the dayto-day activities of so many in our community. The Committee of Management, with the strong support of Surf Coast Shire, endeavours to ensure that everything is clean and everything works as intended and the community can continue to enjoy the benefits of this great asset to Lorne.

Most Lornites know Katy as either Fundraising Co-ordinator at Lorne Community Hospital or Co-ordinator of Lorne Community House. But there’s a lot more to Katy than that. She attended school in Melbourne going on to Melbourne University to study photography. Then it was time to explore the world. She went to Europe, bought a little blue Fiat van and drove herself around for 18 months ending up in the UK to find a job. Her partner, Chris, came from Australia to join her and they travelled extensively together for 2 years. On their return to Australia Katy worked with Animal Welfare and spent time with Lort Smith Animal Hospital. No stranger to the surf coast having holidayed here as a teen, Katy and Chris decided to move to Anglesea and start a family. Chris worked in Lorne and she commuted to Corio to work as Fundraiser for Geelong Grammar School, before she took a break to have her two children, Emerald and Fletcher. It was after the birth of her second child that she took the job at the Lorne Hospital where she still works one day a week. She has been at Lorne Community House for eighteen months now, long enough to have observed the strong community support which exists in Lorne. Katy enjoys the opportunity her work gives her of meeting so many people with great ideas and a commitment to their local community. She welcomes suggestions for courses, workshops and activities to be held at the Community House. For relaxation, as much as you can with small children and two jobs, she runs and lately has started to surf, especially enjoying the fun of it. “I laugh a lot” she said.

LORNE WARD EVENTS CALENDAR NOVEMBER

PETER SPRING Chairman Stribling Reserve Committee of Management

Current activities at Stribling Reserve, clockwise from top: Removal of cricket pitch prior to excavation works. Oval prepared for levelling and drainage installation. Netball Court, fencing and pathway will be completely redone. Stadium floor resurfaced and walls painted.

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Borders of national park to expand BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Great Otway National Park will become slightly larger near Anglesea and Carlisle River after changes by the state government. A bill has been introduced into Parliament that will include 500 more hectares in Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parks and reserves, including 64 hectares in the Great Otway National Park. Polwarth MP Terry Mulder said the Parks and Crown Land Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 was part of the Coalition governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to enhance the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s livability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Coalition government recognises the importance of our public land estate to the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These additions to our parks mean there is more space available for everyone to enjoy.â&#x20AC;? Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Dolphins share the waves A pod of dolphins rode the waves at Bells Beach last week on the warmest day in November. These shots were sent in by Mark Clatworthy who told us at one stage the dolphins even swam alongside a surfer catching a wave. Thanks Mark. Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warm weather and perfect waves were enjoyed by many across the Surf Coast who flocked to the beach after work. Have you snapped an awesome surfing pic? Got a cool surfing story to share? Email ali@surfcoasttimes.com.au.

Ryan Smith said the bill was another part of the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to ensure Victorians gained maximum benefit from our public land. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These amendments are helping to grow the public land estate, strengthen Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economy and improve its livability. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of particular note also are the additions to Brisbane Ranges Mount Eccles, Point Nepean and Wyperfeld national parks and Arthurs Seat State Park. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bill also includes changes to enable other economic development projects, such as the new $630 million Bendigo Hospital, the East Werribee Employment Precinct that will create around 58,000 jobs and 7,000 new homes, and the Ballarat West Employment Zone.â&#x20AC;? Head to parliament.vic.gov.au/legislation to view the bill.

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THE Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is giving people with spinal cord injury the chance to take part in a community fun run and meet a Paralympic champion at Run Geelong this month. As part of the event’s aim to encourage people to run, walk or roll Geelong in the November 17 event, wheelchair entrants of all abilities are invited to take part in the 12 kilometre or 6 kilometre event. The TAC’s acting chief Clare Amies said the TAC would cover the cost of registration for the wheelchair participants, to encourage everyone to get involved. “Participants can choose the fast paced 12 kilometre event alongside Richard Colman in a race chair, testing themselves against the three-time Paralympian,” Ms Amies said. “Or if you prefer to take part in a day chair or just at your own pace, you can do that in the 6 kilometre event. “All participants will be able to meet Richard Colman after the events at the TAC marquee, to pick up some training tips and share race experiences.” Colman is back for a second year as ambassador for Run Geelong after competing extensively overseas this year. “I’m aiming to finish both the Westfield Geelong 12 kilometre race and the GMHBA 6 kilometre family walk this year,” Mr Colman said. “It’s great to be back in my home town for such

a great community event and I hope to see heaps of chairs out there on the course.” The TAC has been supporting Run Geelong since 2011 with staff embracing the community event. The event was the major fundraiser for the

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Juniors duke it out in tricky conditions at Grove BY ALI DEANE JUNIOR surfers had to battle strong onshore winds and large swell at Ocean Grove beach on the weekend for the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp, but that didn’t mean onlookers were duped for quality performances. Jan Juc’s Xavier Huxtable opened with a two-wave total of 17.17 which was the highest score of the day, and surfed his way to both the under 12 and under 14 finals. Jessie van Niekerk also from Jan Juc was the standout in the under 14 girls posting the highest two wave total of the round with 12.33 (out of a possible 20). Sunday saw more onshore winds and a dying swell which made things tricky.

Huxtable went toe to toe with fellow Jan Juc grom Tully Wylie for the entire under 14 boy’s final with the lead changing multiple times Wylie won on the final wave, earning him an all expenses paid trip to the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre in Northern New South Wales. “We have always been good friends and it’s always a tough battle between me and Xav. “I got a couple of good ones at the end but the waves weren’t great,” Wylie said. Placing in third was Josh van Niekerk (Jan Juc on 9.00 points with Cody Jeffery (Phillip Island) in fourth on 6.60 points. Although Xavier Huxtable was unable to take out the under 14s, he did win under

12 boy’s division in a convincing fashion putting the whole final in a combination situation. Huxtable amassed a total heat score of 16.00 to best Cole Fox (Jan Juc), James Hughes (Jan Juc) and Spencer Kay (Torquay). In the girls it was India Robinson who defended her title locking in a 6.43 early in the heat to take a commanding lead and backing it up with a 6.73 at the end to secure her spot at the Hurley High Performance Centre. Jessie van Niekerk (Jan Juc) placed in second on 6.67 points followed by Isabelle Cook (Torquay) and Daisy Corbett (Phillip Island). Visit surfingvic.com for full results.

The Stocca and Se Bon Families from Lorne rug up against the strong onshore winds and cold November temperatures while groms Tilo and Noah battle it out in the under 14s.

Tully Wylie from Jan Juc navigates tricky conditions on the weekend during the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp at Ocean Grove. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

Four of the world’s most renowned surfers were in Torquay at Rip Curl’s store for the Rip Curl My Bikini Tour yesterday. Nikki van Dijk, Bethany Hamilton, Alana Blanchard and Tyler Wright, pictured here in a photo from Rip Curl’s promotional material, will tour up the east coast of Australia until November 18. The talented surfers will be holding surf lessons and store signings all week. Visit ripcurl.com.au/mybikinitour.


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Trio hits the road to close the gap BY JAMES TAYLOR TORQUAY dentist Ed Finnegan and two of his close friends will be gritting their teeth later this month as they ride from Melbourne to Sydney in under five days. Dr Finnegan from Pacific Smiles Dental Torquay will be joined by Eoghan Quinn and Gavin O’Kane for the 1,200 kilometre trip, which starts on November 26 and will attempt to raise $10,000 towards Oxfam’s Close the Gap campaign for longterm investment in Indigenous health. “From a dental perspective I have an interest as the dental health of Indigenous communities is significantly worse than the general population,” Dr Finnegan said. “Poor oral health can affect educational and employment opportunities and can exacerbate other chronic diseases.” Mr Quinn has type one diabetes himself, and was shocked to learn that one in 12 Indigenous Australians will die from diabetes. Upon arriving in Australia, Mr O’Kane spent

some time working in the outback, where he experienced the health care conditions available to Indigenous Australians first-hand. Dr Finnegan said the trio all had busy schedules. “There’s been a lot of gym work and the spin sessions at the RACV have been great. “Of course, we get out on the bikes as much as we can manage after work.” Rides of 120 kilometres and above are left to the weekend. “Obviously we felt it important that we put some prolonged saddle time in, so a Saturday trip to Lorne and back has become routine,” Dr Finnegan said. “I’ve found the body doesn’t ache so much now, but still it’s not a pleasant experience remounting the saddle the next morning.” He said Shane Crawford’s 3,600 kilometre solo cycle to Perth over 22 days inspired the group. “Crawford raised a lot of awareness for a good cause and we hope to do the same.” To donate, head to mycause.com.au/page/ closethegapcycle. Head to facebook.com/gapcycle or @cyclingthegap to follow the trio’s exploits.

(L-R) Ed Finnegan, Gavin O’Kane and Eoghan Quinn prepare for their 1,200 kilometre ride to Sydney.

Alpacas on guard amongst the flock BY DEAN WEBSTER

An alpaca stands guard over a flock of sheep.

AS YOU drive around the Surf Coast and Bellarine rural areas you might see some strange looking long-necked animals running with sheep. Commonly mistaken for their llama cousins, alpacas, originally imported from South America in the 80s for their fibre, are now more commonly used today as guard animals to protect lambs against fox attack. Naturally protective, the right alpacas will actively defend the flock from fox attack and run them out of the paddock.

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BY JAMES TAYLOR THE state opposition’s two Western Victorian Region MPs have called on motorists to use a new website to nominate roads in the region that need urgent repair. Earlier this month, Labor launched the Fix My Roads website, which criticises the state government’s decision to fund Melbourne’s EastWest Link while cutting road maintenance budgets across Victoria. Gayle Tierney said the South Western VicRoads region – which includes the City of Greater Geelong, the Borough of Queenscliffe and the Surf Coast and Colac Otway shires – had seen the largest funding cut of all regions by percentage, with funding decreasing by $37.3 million, or 37.6 per cent. She said all seven VicRoads regions had less funding for roads in 2012-13 than the previous

financial year, with a combined cut of more than $160 million across the state. “Premier Denis Napthine and Minister for Roads Terry Mulder represent electorates in Western Victoria, yet our region has experienced the biggest funding cut of all seven regions in the state by far.” Jaala Pulford said local roads were falling into disrepair and becoming a safety hazard for motorists because of the funding cuts. “Road resurfacing targets in regional Victoria have been cut by the Napthine government by 60 per cent.” She said the Fix My Roads campaign would allow south western Victorian motorists to tell Labor which roads had been neglected and forgotten by the Napthine government and are in serious need of repair or an upgrade. “Instead of fixing local roads, Denis Napthine is spending $8 billion on a dud tunnel that no one voted for.”

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A networking event for local businesswomen will explore maximising success in business and our lives leading into summer, thanks to host Kath Essing from the new group Surf Coast Small Business Women.

Ladies get clarity at business event BY ALI DEANE CAN what you wear, how you think and even what you eat directly impact on your business success? The first in a series of networking events created by local entrepreneur and small business owner Kath Essing, for the new group Surf Coast Small Business Women, will explore maximising success in business and our lives leading into summer. The event, themed Clarity, will feature three local guest speakers, a glass of champagne on arrival, nibbles and time to mingle afterwards. Ms Essing, from the local small business Integrated Heart, said there were similar groups and concepts in Geelong, but felt they were very formal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to create opportunities for small business women, any women in business, and even someone who wants to start their own business, to get together and share stories and champion one another. Whatever their business is, you can come along and

share something that could serve everyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You might learn how to apply a mindset on how to best think about yourself as a business owner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stories of successes and challenges and how to overcome them can be valuable to everyone in the room. I also wanted to facilitate those conversations you might have with the person next to you over nibbles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So many people have been asking me about running events like this,â&#x20AC;? Ms Essing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wanted to create something unique to the problems and things in our community. I think it will evolve over time, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited about it.â&#x20AC;? Ms Essing plans to run bi-monthly events and workshops for Surf Coast Small Business Women. There are limited numbers so book early at Surf Coast Whole Foods for Clarity (tickets $25) on November 28 7.30pm-10pm. For more details contact Kath Essing on 0400 104 837, head to integratedheart.com.au or join the Surf Coast Small Business Women Facebook community.

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Local veterans SOLEMN SERVICE AT POINT DANGER BY JAMES TAYLOR THE 95th anniversary of the end of “the war to end all wars” was marked with a solemn ceremony in Torquay on Monday. The Torquay RSL ran the Remembrance Day service at the cenotaph at Point Danger, where high winds had the half-raised flags straining at their ropes. About 60 people observed a minute’s silence at the stroke of 11am, as well as the recitation of the Ode of Remembrance and the playing of “The Last Post” and “Reveille”. After the flags were fully raised and two wreaths were laid, many of the crowd placed poppies at the memorial. Remembrance Day was originally observed to mark the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Speaking at the service, Torquay RSL president Kevin Egan said the day was now a time to remember all of those who had served in war and armed conflicts, especially those who had died. Reverend John Webster from the Surfcoast Anglican

Parish spoke about his family’s experiences in the armed forces, including his grandfather and father’s service in World War I and World War II respectively. “They served nobly – as did millions of others – in wars where it seemed relatively easy to decide who were the aggressors and who were the defenders,” he said. “By the time we reached the 1970s, matters were less clear cut.” He said modern day conflicts had made it less and less clear, but Australia’s armed forces were trying to be defenders of the peace and the providers of security against aggressors. “They are not perfect, but they appear to be striving to achieve a new unity of purpose. “So today, we remember those who have fought in the wars of our past, and who are fighting in the wars of our present – so many striving to do the right thing. “We also remember those who have fought against their will on different sides, those who did not want their boys to go to war, those who were persuaded to go but came home to be discarded by society.”

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remembered SCORES ATTEND OCEAN GROVE CEREMONY BY TIFFANY PILCHER

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More than 100 people gathered to commemorate Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fallen soldiers.

Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL president Keith Rankin led the service.

Bellarine Secondary College students Nina Denham and Nathan Taylor recite In Flanders Fields.

POPPIES were pinned to chests and the heads of hundreds were lowered to honour Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fallen war heroes at Ocean Grove for Remembrance Day on Monday. Ocean Grove Barwon Heads RSL president Keith Rankin led the proceedings, including the traditional wreath laying ceremony, one minuteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s silence and the raising of the flag from half to full mast. Scores of decorated ex-servicemen and their families and friends and emergency service workers gathered for the ceremony at the Hodgson Street cenotaph. They were joined by many people who were simply touched by the sacrifices made by Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many soldiers over the years. Bellarine Secondary College year 8 students Nina Denham and Nathan Taylor recited Colonel John McCraeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous poem, In Flanders Fields. Mr Rankin said he was pleased so many people came out to commemorate the occasion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are more people here than I envisioned. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so great to see such a wide representation from the whole community here including a number of current essential service personnel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would also like to thank the Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads community for their support in our poppy drive leading up to today â&#x20AC;&#x201C; your support is greatly appreciated.â&#x20AC;? Mr Rankin also said he had hoped the new cenotaph would be ready in Ocean Grove Park for the ceremony but is confident it will be completed before ANZAC Day services.

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Spring dump sparks rubbish watch BY HAMISH BROOKS A SPRING increase in rubbish and junk dumped in the Great Otway National Park and Anglesea Heath has rangers and police on the lookout for offenders. Parks Victoria East Otways ranger in charge Frank Gleeson said that it was disappointing that the illegal activity was occurring frequently, particularly at this time of year when people were spring cleaning. “Cleaning up after these incidents requires time and resources that we’d rather be spending on enhancing and protecting parks for all visitors to enjoy. “The most recent incident involved someone dumping an older style hot water unit that broke open, exposing anyone in the area including park visitors and the staff and contractors employed to clear it up, to highly dangerous, friable asbestos. “Dumping garden waste is also a problem, particularly as it can introduce weeds and plant disease that affect local flora and often results in

costly ongoing weed programs. “We ask everyone to respect the parks and the many thousands of people who visit and enjoy them every year. “Our parks are among the most spectacular in the world and we’d like to keep them that way.” Sergeant Dean Parrello from Torquay police said that Victora Police also target illegal rubbish dumping in their regular patrol programs. “We will be giving our full support to this important joint operation with Parks Victoria and will assist wherever we can to ensure that the parks are protected,” he said. “Those caught dumping rubbish in national parks will be subject to heavy fines. “We will be doing a targeted patrol program over spring and summer to monitor dumping hotspots and to identify and prosecute offenders.” Parks Victoria and Victoria Police encourage anyone who witnesses suspicious behaviour to report their concerns to Victoria Police on 000 or Parks Victoria on 13 19 63.

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Whitelion mentor program seeks volunteers BY JAMES TAYLOR BEING a good example can work wonders for a vulnerable young person leaving the out-of-home care system, as Michael Giummarra can attest. Mr Giummarra first became involved with Whitelion when the not-for profit community organisation visited Deakin University in 2010, and has encouraged other men to sign up to the Leaving Care Mentoring program. Many young people turning 18 and leaving

the system of guardianship lack any connection to their community and suffer from isolation and loneliness, after entering the system through no fault of their own and having often experienced abuse and neglect. Whitelion aims to match each young person with a mentor from the community before they become independent. Mentors are carefully trained and supported to form one-on-one relationships with young people. Mr Giummarra said he bonded with his 16-year-

old mentee over a shared love of sport. “Within the day to day activities, you try to motivate them into taking the right path. “He’d never had a job, and one day he told me that he wanted to be a boat builder after coming across an ad. He’s doing an apprenticeship now.” Mr Giummarra said helping the mentees succeed had been a gratifying experience. “It gives you a different outlook on life, and you meet people with a lot of different life experiences.” There are no prerequisites in relation to age,

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Would-be secondary students helped by Lions raffle BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Anglesea Lions Club has again used their raffle to help three local pupils who are making the step up to secondary school next year. The club recently ran its annual raffle, which raises funds for three $500 scholarships for the grade 6 pupils – two from Anglesea Primary School and one from Lorne-Aireys Inlet P12 College – who will be presented with the awards at their final assembly in December. The raffle was drawn on November 3 at the Riverbank Market and won by Aireys Inlet resident Marlene Hughes, who received gift vouchers to the value of $500. Anglesea Lions president Ken Mollison thanked all those who helped contribute to the effort, and said not only would the raffle fully fund the scholarships, there would also probably be a small

excess which the club could use in their next major venture on behalf of young people – hosting a camp in Anglesea for Camp Quality. The camp will enable 14 families who have a child suffering from cancer or in remission to have a wonderful break. At the first camp last year, some families had not been able to be all together as a family for more than six months due to treatments and hospitalisation. The Lions and the Lioness Clubs of Anglesea will again provide all the food, cooking and serving for the group of about 70 on the first weekend in December. According to Camp Quality, there are about 10,000 children between the ages of 0-18 living with cancer in Australia today. For more information, head to campquality. org.au.

Marlene Hughes accepts her prize in the Anglesea Lions raffle from Anglesea IGA Supermarket owner Peter Calvert and Lions president Ken Mollison.

News in brief Roadworks start near Smythe Creek PAVEMENT improvement works on a section of the Great Ocean Road near Smythe Creek have begun. Roads Minister Terry Mulder said the $1.6 million works on the two kilometre section would be welcome news to not only tourists, but also the local communities. “The Great Ocean Road is a key Victorian tourist route which is used by high volumes of commuter and tourist traffic and requires ongoing maintenance.

These works are considered major, and will improve the strength and durability of the road and repair potholes and rough sections.” Motorists can expect small delays travelling through that section of the Great Ocean Road.

Recreation projects get funding boost COLAC Otway Shire has announced big funding injections into three sporting and recreation projects. Last week, the shire and Polwarth MP Terry Mulder an-

nounced hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to upgrade the 15-yearold playground facilities in Apollo Bay into an all-ages play space, upgrade the three Cororooke tennis courts into Plexipave courts and redevelop the Pirron Yallock Recreation Reserve clubrooms. Mr Mulder said the state government funding was through the Community Facility Funding program. “A key objective of the Coalition government is to build healthy and active communities. To achieve this goal, we need quality local sporting infrastructure

that encourages local people to play the sports they love well into the future.”

Carbines honoured to present at conference G21 Geelong Region Alliance chief officer Elaine Carbines says she was honoured to make a presentation at an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) conference in Italy. G21 was the only regional organisation in the Southern Hemisphere to be included in the OECD investigation into

rural-urban partnerships. Ms Carbines said it was clear from the OECD’s report that G21 had distinguished itself as a well-supported and successful rural-urban partnership with good relationships across all levels of government. “Judging by the large amount of interest at the conference, what G21 is routinely doing others around the globe are aspiring to achieve. G21 was used as an example of what can be achieved through genuine collaboration throughout the conference.” The study report made five recommendations.


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Councils get ready for climate change BY JAMES TAYLOR COUNCILS in the Geelong region are sharing in hundreds of thousands of dollars in state government funding to better adapt to climate change. All of the local municipalities are lead or partner councils in at least one of the 39 projects funded through the Victorian Adaptation and Sustainability Partnership. The grants include $200,000 to the six G21 councils to build on the Climate Resilient Communities project in the Barwon south west region by implementing high priority regional projects to adapt to future extreme weather events. Surf Coast Shire and the City of Greater Geelong (COGG) will use $150,000 to identify and build on the levels of resilience of those who are most vulnerable from a social perspective to the impacts of heatwaves and increased heat. The Bellarine Peninsula and Corio Bay Coastal Climate Change Risk Assessment project – run by COGG and the Borough of Queenscliffe – will use $175,000 to build capacity of coastal communities, government, and service authorities to use climate change information along with coastal hazard data to

assess risk and prepare adaptation responses. The Borough of Queenscliffe has also been granted $21,000 to support the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale communities to manage their climate risks through coordinated community action. Surf Coast Shire and Warrnambool City Council will share $80,000 to develop an Asset@Risk Register and Adaptation Plan, with a comprehensive list of council assets exposed to climate risk. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said it was vital that communities were prepared for the future. “These grants will get them on the front foot and put in place plans that reduce the associated cost of adapting to a changing climate. Partnerships with local government and communities are vital to coordinated adaptation planning. Managing risks and adapting to climate change is a responsibility shared by everyone.” Head to depi.vic.gov.au/vasp to see all the successful projects. Surf Coast Shire will investigate how its assets – including public infrastructure such as the Anglesea Riverbank playground – will be exposed to climate risk. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR ADVERTORIAL

Easing the grief through Christmas

The Tuckers bereavement care team – Heather Nankervis, Kathy Osborne and Karen Thirlwell.

TUCKERS Funeral and Bereavement Service is holding a special evening service later this month for all who have experienced loss and grief. Every year, there are many people who face Christmas for the first time since they have experienced the passing of a loved one. To help families and friends to prepare for Christmas, Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Service is again holding their annual “A Time to Remember” service for all who have experienced love and loss.

“Christmas can be a difficult time, and many people do not know how to prepare for a celebration while managing their personal grief,” Tuckers Bereavement care manager Kathy Osborne said. “This special event allows families to hear practical suggestions about preparing for Christmas, to come and light a candle and release a balloon in memory of your loved one. “It is also a great time to join others for a chat over supper”.

Families and friends who may benefit from this event or anyone wanting to show their support are all welcome. A Time to Remember will be held at the Barrabool Hills Centre, 4-46 Province Boulevard, Highton on November 25 at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Your RSVP is appreciated for catering purposes by November 19, phone 5221 4788 or email west@tuckers.com.au. Visit tuckers.com.au/bereavement-aftercare for more information about bereavement care.

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From the coast, C Coastcards is a little slice of llife from the businesses on the b Surf Coast S and a Bellarine.

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Eighteen businesses send a missive to readers through these pages about who they are, what they do and how they enhance the livability of the region through their commercial enterprise. Restaurants, financial advisers, aged care facilities and some of the coast’s best retailers are among the coastcard senders providing an insight into what they do and how their services engage with coastal life.

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

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

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. The variety is as diverse as the clientele, which range from businessmen in suits to families that have just strolled in from the beach. Enjoy live music on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays while taking in the specatacular view of the Barwon River and its delightful coastal ambience.

Moving into Barwarre Gardens Retirement Village allows residents the freedom to socialise with people their own age and join in activities such as barbecues, 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. Barwarre Gardens residents are a social bunch. Warren and Ray (pictured) couldn’t be happier, with tongs at the ready, to help out at a recent barbecue. Come and visit their community to see what it’s all about.

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

At Coastline Financial Group, we live and breathe financial planning; yet it is our ongoing quest to help our clients plan for the great lifestyle they want to lead.

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.

Our clients enjoy our trusted help in the many areas of financial planning including: • Wealth management • Retirement planning • Superannuation • Business solutions • Insurance • Home loans Earlier this year, we welcomed Kelly Financial & Associates to the Coastline Financial Group. Chris Kelly and his professional team have joined forces with Coastline, and share the vision of creating happy, successful clients. “Financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.” - Suze Orman We are a leading financial planning practice on the Surf Coast with a head office in Torquay and a branch in Anglesea. We service the Surf Coast, the Bellarine Peninsula, Geelong and Colac and look forward to shaping your dream lifestyle.

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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.

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Authentic Indian cuisine The Drysdale Curry Club delivers a mouth watering array of authentic Indian cuisine. This first class curry house offers everything those with a taste for Indian food could desire. The menu has a selection of delicious local produce cooked with tasty spices – and a spiciness range to suit all palates. Their entree menu has samosas, lamb, prawns and mixed platters that take you on a journey through one of the world’s finest, most outstanding food cultures. The main menu continues on the journey with a wide ranging selection of dishes to get curry lovers’ mouths watering. A banquet menu is also available for larger groups. You don’t have to dine in, of course. Takeaway meals are available and home delivery is offered to Drysdale and Clifton Springs residents. Delivery charge is $5 on a minimum delivery order of $50. Delivery time – 45 minutes to one hour. Trading hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 5-10pm; FridaySunday: 5-11pm.

Award winning company contines to enhance Voted RACV’s Best Adventure Tourism Operators 2012 and winners of the Telstra Australian Business Awards 2013, Great Ocean Road Surf Tours are an ecotourismcertified, learn-to-surf company based in Torquay. We offer programs to suit all ages and abilities and guarantee each program is delivered by fully qualified, experienced surf coaches in a safe, personalised and fun environment. We run Vegemite SurfGroms 5- to 12-yearold programs both term time and throughout the holidays as well as being the original providers of the full day learn-to-surf experience which includes transport, lunch, refreshments, surf lessons and equipment. We offer private lessons and intermediate to advanced coaching for those wishing to improve their wave count or work on their cutback which can also include video analysis and Streetboard training sessions. For more information or to book your next surf lesson, call our friendly team or visit us behind Strapper Surf on the Surf Coast Highway. CONTACT DETAILS:

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Hayden Real Estate professionals possess superior local knowledge and the highest levels of qualifications available to the industry.

Peter ‘Jerka’ Jenkins is a legend in the seafood industry and his son Ben now represents the seventh generation fisherman in the family business. A lifelong resident of Portarlington, Peter says the quality and health of seafood in Corio Bay is now extremely good and Jenkins & Son does not trade in farmed products. All seafood is just minutes old when sold at their premises now located at 42 Geelong Road, Portarlington and can be purchased whole or filleted. Fishing is seasonal, starting with whiting in January and rolling through the year with snapper, pike and flathead. In between there are little cash crops such as squid and gummy shark if numbers are good – or other types are slow. But whiting is the go-to fish, the cornerstone of the family business that started in Port Phillip Bay with Jerka’s great grandfather. It has passed, in that grand old farming tradition, from father to son. While most are happy to drive to get the freshest fish around, others arrive in helicopters from Melbourne (luminaries such as transport magnate Lindsay Fox are regulars in the front paddock) to sample the wares. Jenkins & Son Fresh Fish were 2010 Golden Plate Awards – Winner Best Small Local Business.

Hayden Real Estate, with a history dating back to foundation in Ballarat in 1928, is a long standing member of the Real Estate Institute. They are justifiably proud of their unbroken connection to the real estate market and role in the ongoing development of the Geelong and coastal regions, since commencing trading in Torquay in 1949 and Geelong in 1961. While the company has evolved to the largest real estate and property practice in the region, it has remained family owned and operated, and is now managed by the third generation of the Hayden family. In 2005, another third generation real estate family, Bill & Hugh McKewan and the business of McKewans Real Estate in Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove, joined the Hayden group, expanding the market leading presence of the brand to cover all of Geelong, the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. Hayden Real Estate has specialists in residential, development, investment, commercial, industrial and retail properties, including vacant land and subdivisions.

Jenkins & Son are retailers and wholesalers of ultra fresh seafood from Corio Bay.

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Feel at home at Kensington Grange Aged care with a community connection is on offer at Homestyle Aged Care Kensington Grange. 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 en suite incorporating safety features. They also have access to lounge areas for group settings or intimate lounges for meeting family and friends. Director of nursing Wayne Hewetson 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.

Waterfront living An absolute waterfront village on the Bellarine Peninsula situated only nine kilometres from the heart of Geelong is offering possibly the cheapest waterfront homes in Australia! A secure, friendly and established community for the mature aged, Pelican Shores Estates offers a range of new homes and new home sites close to the water’s edge. If you can picture yourself relaxing on the deck of your brand new home enjoying the beautiful waters of the Bellarine, being the envy of your friends, then Pelican Shores Estate could be the place for you. Come and visit with our friendly staff, soak up the atmosphere of our beautiful waterfront location; take a stroll along the boardwalk, inspect our new homes and discover how you too can enjoy a waterfront lifestyle. You are guaranteed to fall in love with Pelican Shores Estate.

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Family fishers dock in Portarlington Anthony has over 20 years trade experience working in the industry, starting his career in a small family business.

The never ending story An idea that originated from the celebration of National Bookshop Day in August 2012 is continuing in The Bookshop at Queenscliff. Children and adults leave a lasting impression with words and illustrations in a timeless book that is as much fun to read as it is to contribute. The Bookshop at Queenscliff specialises in hand-picked selections of the best literary fictions and nonfiction for adults, young adults and children. There are also readings and personal appearances by diverse authors throughout the year. Art and architecture feature strongly in The Bookshop at Queenscliff’s collection, along with an eclectic range of CDs and consignment art. Special orders welcome and free postage is offered. The Bookshop at Queenscliff is open seven days a week, 11am-4pm.

Anthony with his wife Michelle formed Portside Automotive & Marine in 2012, serving automotive vehicles and boats. Since then, with their passion for fishing, they expanded the business to open an adjacent tackle and boating store. Stocking major products such as Penn, FINNor, Shakespeare, ABU, Jarvis Walker, Berkley, Mustad, Harimitsu, Ugly Stick, Rovex, Gulp and many more. Also stocking bait, boating accessories, automotive and marine batteries, a range of lubricants, marine safety equipment and fishing licences. Anthony and Michelle are always willing to assist and pride themselves on taking the time to provide a personal service. “We not only sell the products but we understand our products and ensure customers get what they require. “Living in Weipa Cape York for five years has allowed us to expand our product knowledge and tell a fishing tail or two. “So if you need a new rod, tackle or bait come in for a visit.” The store is open seven days a week - Monday to Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm. CONTACT DETAILS:

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More than just numbers Ruth Annett Chartered Accountant is a boutique, client-focused accounting firm, proudly owned and operated by a local professional. Our vision is to provide our clients with a trusted, proactive service and independent, personalised advice that is value for money, value adding and approachable. Our clients are like you – employees, small/medium business owners, investors and retirees. Services we offer include: • Tax compliance including tax return and BAS preparation • Tax advice • Personal budgeting and general financial guidance • Research and Development Tax Incentive advice and preparation • Self Managed Super Fund accounting • Business advice. We focus on providing business owners with holistic commercial advice and solutions, tailored to your unique business needs. We will work with you through the life cycles of your business from starting up, growth, succession planning and selling the business and we agree with you on a fixed annual price, so no timesheets or surprise fees. For you, your family and your business.

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High quality aged care with personalised programs is available at Sea Views Manor, 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. Director of nursing Sharina Lynam 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.

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Director of nursing Sharina Lynam 77-83 Tareeda Way, Ocean Grove 5256 2866 homestyleagedcare.com.au

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Sticks and Stones is bringing you Torquay’s first new wave specialty coffee. The café sources its coffee directly from farmers around the world and roasts the beans in its warehouse, at AXIL Coffee Roasters in Hawthorn. From the grinders, the café staff rotate the single origin coffee weekly offering an opportunity to sample coffee from around the world. Sticks and Stones’ house blend changes with the seasons; a rich, full bodied coffee for the comforts of winter to a lighter more fruitier coffee for summer. They also offer modern filter coffee, with different brew methods as an alternative, to enjoy the softer, cleaner, nuances of the specialty coffee. From the kitchen, Darren Pitcher (Peppers and Growlers) has created a modern all day breakfast and lunch menu, with a strong emphasis of using quality, locally sourced produce from our beautiful region. All Sticks and Stones desserts are also hand crafted by Darren to bring a uniqueness of sweetness to the palate.

Point Lonsdale Road is under construction so to entice you to our lovely beach shack Watermark is offering 30 per cent off selected summer fashions in store. Yes it may be noisy and dusty but on a positive note the street will be even more attractive soon so please come down and have a shop with us. There is lots of parking at the Lighthouse so what a great way to begin your day out with a spectacular view of the ocean! We have a gorgeous selection of clothing from Australia, New Zealand and Europe and a great range of accessories to match up with your choice of outfits. Our range this summer emphasises a relaxed resort feel with lots of colour and beautiful fabrics to wear. Our popular ranges are from Verge, Andiamo, Morrison, Jump, Yaya and Sandwich - great styles to wear over this coming season. Hope to see you soon at the lovely relaxed Point Lonsdale village.

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Watery eyes after 20 years THE Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Waterwatch team recognised its volunteers as part of the Waterwatch’s 20th anniversary celebrations last week. Volunteers from Apollo Bay, Inverleigh, Meredith and Geelong, along with Corangamite CMA board member Hugh Stewart, chief executive officer Gareth Smith and past and present Waterwatch staff joined celebrations on the Barwon River in Geelong. The federal government established Waterwatch in 1993 in response to concerns over declining water quality, and as a means of working more closely with the state and territory governments to encourage community-based solutions to environment problems. Water corporations – Barwon Water and Central Highlands Water – in partnership with local government established the program in the Corangamite region.

Landcare groups were involved and provided water quality information for their own use and to support relevant agencies. School teachers joined Waterwatch training in 1995, and integrated freshwater education into their curriculum, sharing their knowledge with students. Corangamite CMA Waterwatch coordinator Deidre Murphy said the quality control practices used today were introduced when the program began, ensuring Waterwatch’s data was consistent, useful and valuable to local communities and government agencies. This data is freely available on the Waterwatch Data Management System. She said the focus from the beginning was linking awareness and information collection to on-ground action, such as planting indigenous trees on river banks to protect waterway health and water quality downstream.

“Thousands of hours of volunteer time have been given by the community to contribute to water quality reports, including the recently released Third Index of Stream Condition report prepared by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries. Monitors are continuously building their skills through training sessions that provide learning opportunities and social networking. “All Waterwatch monitor volunteers are unique but their common element is their care for the environment and their wish to make a difference,” she said. The Corangamite Waterwatch Program is funded by the Victorian government and sponsored by Barwon Water and Central Highlands Water.

Louise Blersch and her children celebrate Waterwatch’s 20th anniversary by planting a tree on the Barwon River in Geelong.

Spring into firewood now in Otways region THE Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is reminding people that the Spring Firewood season is open in the Otways and far south-west. DEPI Barwon South West land and fire manager Andrew Morrow said “a wet spring in south west Victoria delayed the opening of firewood areas, and there is a limited time period available now for people to collect wood before the season closes at the end of November”. “The autumn collection period is scheduled to commence in March. “Firewood can be collected from 15 designated

firewood collection locations in the Otways and Far South West,” Mr Morrow said. “To protect the environment, people must collect only fallen timber and must also avoid damaging, disturbing or destroying dead or live standing trees. “There are limits on how much firewood people can collect during a firewood collection season. “The daily limit is two cubic metres per person – that’s the equivalent of two neatly stacked trailer loads per day. The maximum yearly domestic firewood limit is up to 16 cubic metres per household.

“People who collect firewood outside designated firewood collection areas and outside the firewood collection season, or take more than the maximum allowance, can face on-the-spot fines. “DEPI conducts regular patrols of firewood collection areas. If people aren’t sure about the regulations or the location of designated firewood collection areas, they should check depi.vic.gov.au/ firewood or call the DEPI Customer Service Centre on 136 186. Anyone who suspect any illegal activity relating to firewood on public land, should report it to DEPI, 136 186.

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The Trouble With Templeton’s Hugh Middleton, Thomas Calder, Samuel Pankhurst, Ritchie Daniell and Betty Yeowart are set to cause a commotion at the Queenscliff Music Festival next weekend.

No trouble with Templeton BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE main problem with The Trouble With Templeton is that there is no problem at all. Beginning as a solo project of the insanely talented 23-year-old Thomas Calder, the band has flourished to become Australian contemporary music darlings in just over a year. Calder began working creatively from a young age as an actor who then picked up a guitar in high school before dropping out to become a photographer. With creativity clearly coursing through him, in 2011 he pulled together an assortment of available instruments and recorded his first mini album, Bleeders. While stepping all over the expected norms of the indie/folk/rock genre Calder never put a foot wrong and won himself an APRA Professional

Development songwriting award and nationwide acclaim for his hauntingly graceful tunes. Last year, when he decided he was done flying solo, he added four school mates to the band to grow it into the layered musical tour de force that has infiltrated radios across the country. While it wasn’t a random selection, Calder said he’s very fortunate to have found his missing ingredients right in front of him. “I have no idea how they were the right people to work with, it was organic to the point that I don’t even know how it happened. “I do have a little bit of a control issue but it works really well, they trust me to make the decisions because they’re the same decisions they would have made anyway, we have a very strong understanding of each other. I still have the same amount of freedom

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and in many ways I have even more freedom. “When I write I think I subconsciously leave holes to see how the band will fill them, or if they will fill them and their ideas give me new perspectives.” This new incarnation of The Trouble With Templeton has delivered one of last year’s finest slow-growing singles, “Six Months in a Cast”. The track was named an Australian and New Zealand iTunes Song of the Week and has had been playing on a loop on triple j since its release. Not bad for a band who released the song only four months after they formed. “We seem to have an inherent reciprocal trust with our fans as to what we write,” Calder said. “We tend to think that if we like what we’re doing, surely there are people out there who will also like it and it hasn’t failed us so far. That’s given us the

confidence to trust our instincts and go with what feels right.” The only problem with The Trouble With Templeton is perhaps their name, leaving many to question where on earth it could have come from. “I’m definitely a Twilight Zone geek, it has to be the 60s version of the show though,” Calder said. “The episode titles are amazing and mysterious and odd so it was easy to turn to them for ideas. A couple stood out. One of them was ‘A Stop at Willoughby’ which we almost went with but settled on ‘The Trouble With Templeton’ instead.” Problem solved. The Trouble With Templeton is performing at the Queenscliff Music Festival from November 22 to 24. For tickets and the full line-up, head to qmf.net.au.


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Lorne Film lights up local screens BY ALI DEANE LORNE Film is a three day celebration of film that features a comprehensive program of local and international films of all genres over three days this weekend. A special opening night party with entertainment and screenings of Uncharted Waters featuring legendary local surfer Wayne Lynch and Bali High Welcome to Dreamland, by local filmmaker Buzz Sands will launch Lorne Film. The inaugural event boasts over 30 film screenings, workshops and live screenplay readings over three days with the aim to create and nurture film culture in Lorne and the Otway region for the duration of the event and beyond. Uncharted Waters by Craig Griffin, takes you on a journey of Wayne Lynch’s surfing life from growing up in Lorne, to his experiences as a conscientious objector on the run from conscription and the Vietnam War and his intense connection to the Southern Ocean. It is a feature length documentary about the man who was at surfing’s frontier of the 70s, pushing the limits of wave riding, and the boundaries of surfboard design, at the same time as being often at odds with surfing subculture and society in general.

From titles such as the Mark Richard Tapes, the Rip Curl Heli Challenge and the 80s skateboard epic Ramp Riot, local filmmaker Buzz Sands brings us Bali High, Welcome to Dreamland, produced specifically for Lorne Film. Sands has employed stylistic techniques and plenty of old school visual imagery including a lot of long shots that creates the dreamlike feel of Bali High. “I shot it this year in Bali with a small support team. It’s not so much a surf film, there’s a lot of surfing in it, but it’s more of an experience. “It evolved quite quickly and organically and features an original new electronic-dreampop soundtrack by Barwon Heads group Surf Dad. “I’ve been making films for decades, but this one’s great. I’m really excited to be showing it at Lorne Film on opening night.” Other films include Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust, Reverse Runner, Surfing and Sharks, The Forest For The Trees, Ponyo, Sleeper and many more. Head to lornefilm.com.au to view the program, and purchase tickets. A silhouette of local filmmaker Buzz Sands who will be premiering his latest film Bali High Welcome to Dreamland at Lorne Film this weekend.

Fire and spirit BY ALI DEANE

All the way from Ghana, West Africa, Asanti Dance Theatre is bringing their highly energetic drum and dance performance and weekend workshops to the Surf Coast.

FOR four years the dedicated crew at Universal Grooves has been bringing a taste of cultural diversity to the Surf Coast through an assortment of workshops, gigs and performances to enlighten the community and get you grooving. The crew at Universal Groove invite international artists to perform each month and share stories about their creative musical journey that led them to Australia. The idea, thanks to Regional Arts Victoria, Surf Coast Arts and Wild Moves is to provide our Surf Coast community with world music and dance experiences from a range of countries and cultures. You can relax and be entertained by the monthly concert performances and there are plenty of opportunities for dancing, as artists engage the audience by teaching simple songs, chants, rhythms and dances. The final event for the year is this weekend’s workshops and performance by Asanti Dance Theatre.

Directly from Ghana, West Africa on their regional tour, Asanti will bring their Afro-Contemporary dance and acrobatics, complete with fire and spirit. The internationally recognised, highly energetic drum and dance ensemble present an unforgettable experience of African music, dance and culture fused with the contemporary influences of Australia. Director Appiah Annan, a Sidney Myer creative fellow, and Asanti dance theatre will also be teaching workshops in drumming, dancing and acrobatics from 1-4pm (drumming 1-2.15pm and dance 2.303.45pm) November 16. Participants are then welcome to perform with them during the evening show at Bellbrae Hall, 90 School Road. Book early to secure your place in the drum and dance workshops – hire a drum or bring your own. Tickets for the evening performance at 7.30pm are available at the door for the first 100 people only, $20/15 concession, $40 family. Contact Jacqui Dreessens for details on 0409 025 062 or info@wildmoves.com and find Universal Grooves on the Surf Coast on Facebook for more.

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Surfing like you’ve never seen it BY ALI DEANE IN LATE May, a gathering of some of Australia’s top surfers hit Bells Beach to compete in the Indigenous Surfing Titles. The conditions were perfect, and the event was captured for the first time by SBS’s NITV. The significance behind the Indigenous Surfing Titles at Bells Beach and the true meaning of the gathering was uncovered, and thanks to NITV, is about to be shared with the airing of Korraiyn – a surfing documentary with a difference – next Sunday night. Korraiyn is the term for sea in the local language of the Wathaurong people, whose cultural history dates back tens of thousands of years. The 30-minute documentary gives an insight into the deep connection that Aboriginal people have always had with the ocean, and their cultural respect for the sea around the Bells Beach coastline. Dual Australian Title winner Russell Maloney, 1998 Pipeline Masters Champion Robbie Page, 2007 ASP World Tour competitor Dale Richards, two-time Indigenous Surfing title holder Scott Rotumah and many more who were part of the event give viewers a candid look into the unique sporting event that transcends competition.

“There are so many surfing movies and surfing content out there, but Korraiyn resonates differently,” producer Ben Smith said. “We planned on covering the event, but once we met the surfers, the story of their connection with the land, rather than the event, really came through. “There is such a rich cultural history in the area, dating back hundreds, thousands of years. “The wider audience don’t see a lot of Aboriginal people involved in surfing, but we have a rich history in the sport, and have been surfing longer than current records state. “Korraiyn is more about the camaraderie and the connection Aboriginal people have with the ocean.” The moving and beautiful production will be NITV’s first production in what will be a growing involvement in surfing, with plans to potentially broadcast the Indigenous Surfing Titles live next year. Make sure to tune in to NITV (Channel 34 free-to-air) next Sunday night, November 24 at 8pm to witness Korraiyn, a surfing documentary with a difference. Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey leaves the lip at Bells Beach during the Indigenous Surfing Titles in May. The spirit of the event has been captured in a surfing documentary with a difference, airing on NITV next Sunday.

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Rachael’s voice will Fright night at bowl you over the theatre BY TIFFANY PILCHER

RACHAEL Brennan will have everyone singing away to the best hits of yesterday when she performs a surprising set at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club this weekend. With a comprehensive musical education under her belt, the 19-year-old Geelong singer is looking forward to showing why she would rather perform The Rolling Stones’ songs to Rihanna’s. Brennan will perform some of her favourite classic hits alongside guitarist Andrew Silaev, but don’t expect the same old cover show this time. With a repertoire spanning everything from Fleetwood Mac to The Beatles to Crowded House, Brennan’s show is sure to be as fun as it is fresh. “I perform all the songs I grew up with but we try to steer clear of the big, obvious songs,” she said. “How many times have you heard ‘Brown Eyed Girl’? It’s a great song, but it’s so nice when you can sing along to something you love that doesn’t get played all the time. “It will be an intimate show with lots of good vibes. I love performing these songs and the audience loves hearing them, it’s always a great night.” Rachael Brennan will entertain the dinner crowds at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club, 18 The Terrace, Ocean Grove on November 16 from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. For more information contact the club on 5255 1540. The performance is presented by GreenMan Rehearsal Studios.

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ZOMBIE horror meets cheesy variety hour in the GSODA Junior Players’ new production Showstopper this week. A pair of frightfully frothy hosts, Steve Grisley and Scary Anne Skinnerly, will take audiences through a variety night with a difference in the Creature-Monster-Zombie Comedy-Horror Variety Hour, hosting a program of comedy, superb vocals and infectious dancing to be performed by Geelong’s top young musical theatre talent. Conceived and directed by Jules Hart, the program puts a horror twist on the cheesy variety show genre, featuring an eclectic collection of music including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, “Planet Claire” by the B52s and “Crying” by Roy Orbison. See a chorus line of skeleton dream girls perform Dusty Springfield’s “Spooky”, a pack of werewolves perform “Werewolves of London”, and be amazed as the dancers appear to float through the air to Queen’s “Invisible Man”. “It’s based on the 1960s variety shows with Carol Burnett and Mickey Rooney which combined music with hilarious skits and cheesy comedy,” Hart said. “We showcase the best of the kids’ talent and mash it up with the variety show format with lots of fun and frivolity. It’s just frothy, scary fun for the whole family.” The Creature-Monster-Zombie Comedy-Horror Variety Hour makes up Showstopper’s second

Showstoppers Bella, Cameron, Clare and Izzy.

act, following on from the 1920s musical caper Charleston in Act 1. Directed by Sadat Jon Hussain, Charleston follows the adventures of 17-year-old flapper Polly Pepper whose inheritance of a famous diamond necklace leads to her getting mixed up with bootleggers, con artists and showgirls. Showstopper will be staged in the Drama Theatre at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, for four performances only. The first is tonight, November 14 at 7.30pm. This will be followed by shows on November 15 at 7.30pm and November 16 at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets can be booked at the door or on 5225 1200 or online at gpac.org.au.

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No holding back for Rufus BY ALI DEANE IF YOU’VE found yourself in a dreamy, mystical groove-state when the sounds of Sydney three-piece Rufus hits your ear drums, just imagine the aura their synthesis of acoustic, vocal and electronica will create as it echoes unrestricted across the amphitheatre of Lorne’s Falls Festival. Since finding their unique blending point, keyboardist Jon George, drummer James Hunt and Tyrone Lindqvist (guitar, vocals) have had, in three short years, appearances at most of the major festivals, a recent sold out national tour and hit number one singles. This year Rufus released their debut album Atlas. It reached the number two most played spot on Triple J. The band’s single, “Desert Night”, took out the top spot on the Hype Machine chart, earning the group an invite to play Art Love Festival in Moscow in June. Rufus has only just returned from their tour of Russia, and already, they are looking at returning overseas to the US in March, and planning another Australian tour next year. They’re setting up for a summer full of shows, joining the bills for the Big Day Out tour, Southbound, and gracing the stages at all three Falls Festivals. “It was an amazing experience, seeing the effect and reach of the album, everyone singing the words to all the songs was pretty cool and a bit surreal,” Hunt said. “It’s pretty hard to choose between a festival

and playing gigs. At your own show the people are there to see you and the focus is on you, but our music is definitely pretty conducive to playing at a festival. I think the vibe of a festival is definitely cool, and you don’t have any noise restrictions. “We’ve evolved in our sound, but stay true to what we set out to do. “Live is definitely different. We’ve definitely had fun playing with the album, the recording, clean etcetera, then recreating it in a live show. “We mix it up; that blend of electronic, and live instrumentation. Both are cool. “Some people say we’re 10 times better live.” Rufus join an exciting lineup at this year’s Falls Festival including The Roots, The Cat Empire, MGMT, Violent Femmes, The Preatures, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Hermitude, Vampire Weekend and so many more. Tickets to Lorne (December 28- January 1), and Byron Bay (December 31-January 3) sold out in less than an hour this year, but a special allocation of locals only tickets has just been released for purchase by residents with a Surf Coast Shire postal address. There is a limit of two tickets per person and it’s recommended to get in early, by heading to lorne.fallsfestival.com.au/locals. Tickets to Marion Bay, Tasmania (December 29-January 1) are currently on sale. Check out the full lineup, recently announced acts and travel advice at fallsfestival.com.au.

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All sorts of fun was had at Jan Juc beach last year for Surf Fest, it returns this Saturday from 8am. Get your entries in now at Surfworld Museum or online at surfworld.com.au. Get along to the Surf Fest Film Night this Friday at Quiksilver Headquarters.

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Surf Fest film night kicks off big weekend BY ALI DEANE WITH its popularity increasing and breaks becoming even more crowded, it is the perfect time to take surfing back to its roots, and have some good old fashioned fun in the sun with your mates. Surf Fest presented by SEDA, Surfworld Museum and Quiksilver Foundation, has been uniting surfers for eight years, seeing friendships formed and a lot of fun had. A Surf Fest Film Night will kick off the weekend at Quiksilver Headquarters in Torquay on Friday, where a special digitally remastered version of the 1987 classic Mad Wax The Surf Movie featuring Ross Clarke-Jones, Tom Carroll and Gary “Kong” Elkerton will be shown. From 5pm, there will be a barbeque, refreshments, raffles with great prizes, plus Saturday’s Surf Fest event draw. Then on Saturday at Jan Juc beach, teams made up of a shortboarder, longboarder and one retro stick will go to battle, and at the same time raise funds for disadvantaged youth through the Quiksilver Foundation. Event creator Stui Hawken from SEDA said as entries were coming in, it was still difficult to single out a team to beat. “In team surfing, funny things can happen; people fall off in critical sections, so who knows. Previous winners Gally and the TSA boys have put a team in,

and the whisper is that Adam Robertson might enter a team,” Mr Hawken said. “But aside from the competition, the idea behind Surf Fest is really to draw different elements from the surfing community together; people that normally wouldn’t compete, making a team with a couple of mates, and basically making new friends and having fun.” Last year saw the addition of a women’s division. Surf Fest is also a key project for students at SEDA, who take care of everything from marketing, logistics, management and media. “It is such a good hands on learning project for the students, and in particular, amazing for them to be able to work in partnership with Quiksilver, and closely with South Pacific marketing manager Troy Brooks. “It’s a very special event, and very special to me.” Surf Fest kicks off at Jan Juc beach November 16 from 8am. Entry forms are now available from the Surfworld Museum at Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay, or at surfworld.com.au. The Surf Fest Film Night runs from 5pm at Quiksilver headquarters on Baines Crescent, Torquay with all proceeds going to the Quiksilver Foundation and entry is free. Get into the Quiksilver store or Surfworld Museum Torquay now to pick up your wristband. Find Surf Fest on Facebook for all event updates.

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Up the creeks alongside the soft, easy drinking acid backbone. This vintage is the kind of wine you go and buy a case of without a second thought, such is the quality and with summer almost on our doorstep it makes for a perfect accompaniment to any seafood or Asian style dish. Top buy.

Lightning Creek Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2013 ($8) Here’s another great value white blend that certainly surprises with terrific pungency and flavour profile considering its price point. The flavours are fresh and bright with tropical/citrus notes to the fore and just enough acidity framing the palate to keep it all nice and snug. Give it a good chill prior to serving and enjoy it with any mid week fish/salad/chicken dish, you’ll love it.

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FOR years now the old Jacobs Creek label has been a stalwart of value for wine lovers the world over, offering pretty good, if not simple flavour profiles at a more than reasonable price. The standouts in the range can vary from year to year but the most consistent performer hands down is the Riesling, as it continues to over deliver in spades year in year out. Every now and then, when a really good vintage comes along, it really starts to punch above its weight, and with the current 2012 vintage having recently won its eighth major trophy since 1984 in the “Dan Murphy’s Best Riesling in Show 2013” at the recent Royal Melbourne Wine Show, it really is a feather in the cap for the outstanding work that the team at Jacobs Creek are doing. To win a trophy at this event, only the gold medal winners of each category are again assessed blind and the best of the best is chosen from these wines to take home the trophy, which makes this win even more outstanding as the Jacobs Creek Riesling was up against wines nearly three times its price! Obviously they’re chuffed at the results and apparently the yet to be released 2013 is not far behind its predecessor quality wise, so I guess we should expect to see more accolades coming their way in the near future. Another great little value wine that isn’t quite as well known as the Jacobs Creek brand but still seems to punch above its weight is the Lightning Creek range of reds and whites. Quality wise they certainly stack up and the price is well, amazing. So there you go, you don’t always have to spend the big bucks to drink well these days with wines such as these available.

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LOCAL band The Swells have treated Cowrie Market-goers to the sounds of the 70s and 80s before, and this weekend, the ultimate party band return to Torquay’s Elephant Walk. The Swells boast former members of original Australian bands from the 80s – Painters and Dockers, Dili Allstars, Dynamic Ribbon Device, AT4, RinTinTin, Flake and Mad House. Their set list features cool tracks from Blondie, Tom Petty, The Dandy Warhol’s, Johnny Cash, David Bowie, REM, Sunnyboys, The Church, Elvis Costello, Cake, Lloyd Cole and Cheap Trick to name a few. Lead singer-trumpeter and former Painters and Dockers member Dave Pace said he was looking forward to performing this Sunday. “We’ve played the Cowrie Market a number of times and are thrilled to be doing it again on the 17th. “The atmosphere, people, food and creative spirit is uplifting and adds character, colour and artiness to Torquay. “The Swells is a band that plays the tracks that shaped our careers in music. “We’ve been in original bands, recorded, toured and travelled the rock and roll roller-coaster, so it’s a buzz to play the 70s and 80s tracks that inspired us to get into music in the first place.”

The Swells features Jan Juc’s Bruce Hebb on guitar, Ocean Groves’ Peter Charles Bowers on vocals/keys/acoustic guitar, and Geelong’s Dahl Murphy and Grant Smith on drums and bass. You will also be able to catch Glasshouse Rapture, Choracle and Nigel Wearne on the main stage and much more on the busker’s stage. Alongside live music, the Cowrie Market is also renowned for high quality craft, clothing, art, delicious food, locally-grown produce and memorable photography. The first time anyone purchased one of Darren Noyes-Brown’s photos was at the Cowrie Market in 2007. In the six years since, Mr Noyes-Brown, from Jan Juc, has built up his stall into a mobile gallery and more recently a Torquay office space where he combines his occupation as a civil engineer with space to show his work. His photography documents the surfing lifestyle by blending balanced landscapes with the dynamics of the ocean, evoking the emotional response that surfers and beach lovers have when they’re at the beach. By seeking unique angles he portrays the interaction of waves within their natural surrounds, rather than what a surfer may be doing on a wave. See his work and much more at the Cowrie Market on The Esplanade in Torquay this Sunday, from 10am to 3pm.

Jacobs Creek Riesling 2012 ($12) With a score of 96/100 at the recent Royal Melbourne Wine Show, it’s not surprising to see that this wine has also won 10 gold medals with two of them being Top Gold. Fresh, bright and light this certainly is attractive and gets the palate juices going with nice floral and citrus notes a highlight

The Swells is bringing hits from the 70s and 80s to Sunday’s Cowrie Market on Torquay’s foreshore, catch them live from 2pm. Photo: RICHARD TURTON


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Rose to bring spark to Port Fairy festival BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Port Fairy Folk Festival is bringing out some of the best international folk acts for next year’s bumper event including Canadian songstress Rose Cousins. With her moving melodies, unflinchingly honest lyrics and distinctive voice, Cousins has developed a strong following all over North America. After a chance meeting with Australia’s own Jordie Lane she is thrilled to now be taking on the land down under. “This will be the first time I will set foot in Australia, I’m really excited. “I am hoping to write and be inspired by Jordie, we met in February and we were immediately kindred, I love watching him play.” Her latest album We Have Made a Spark has just been released in Australia and is filled with the painfully poignant tunes she has become famous for. “The songs definitely have pieces of me in them, I write best from what I know and what I have experienced. “At the time I was working through figuring out patterns that had developed with people in my life. “Sometimes romantic relationships or friendships do become toxic and you don’t want to move on because you feel like you’re giving up on someone but you just have to.” Cousins will perform at the Port Fairy Folk Festival over the Labour Day long weekend in March. Head to portfairyfolkfestival.com for the full lineup, tickets and more information.

Canadian folk singer-songwriter Rose Cousins will showcase her inimitable talent at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in March.

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Submissions sought for Surf Film Festival BY ALI DEANE EVERY summer the team at the Surf World Museum Torquay put together a diverse program of films for the largest and longest running surf film festival in Australia. In January, a selection of top surf films and documentaries including never-before-seen premieres from around the world will feature in the 2014 Surf World International Surf Film Festival over five nights from January 2-6. The time is now for submissions from surf film makers who are keen to have their surf film or documentary shown on the big screen, and also be in contention for festival awards including Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Short Film. The 2013 Surf Film Festival saw the big wave epic Storm Surfers, chronicling the search for gargantuan waves by Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones, win the prestigious Peter Troy Spirit of Surfing Award. Best Surf Film went to Julian Watson and his amazing surf film Surfing and Sharks which has gone on screen at surf film festivals around the world. Full houses also witnessed the Australian premiere of the UK surf documentary Tim Bonython’s Immersion, and The Endless Winter, a feature documentary on the history of surfing in Britain. The festival has a reputation for breaking surf films in Australia and has presented over eight Australian premieres in the last three years. The festival program will be released in the first week of December and festival passes and

session tickets will go on sale at Surf World from early December. Regular updates can be found on the Surf World Museum Facebook page and Surf World International Surf Film Festival Facebook page. The deadline for feature, documentary and

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short film entries is November 25. Contact surfworld@surfcoast.vic.gov.au for more information about how you can enter the festival. For further festival details go to surfworld. com.au or phone 5261 4606.

A scene from Julian Watson’s moving surf film Surfing And Sharks that won Best Surf Film at the Surf World International Surf Film Festival. Submissions from surf film makers are being sought now for the 2014 festival.

Choir concert time THE Bellarine Community Choir is coming together to spread some joy through classic toe tapping songs at their annual concert this month. The performance will be held at the SpringDale Hall, High Street Drysdale on November 24 at 2pm. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend and join in on the spirited singing fun. The Bellarine Community Choir has a long history and was first formed in the early 1970s. The group grew from a long tradition that started when Bellarine residents of all ages and walks of life gathered to celebrate music and community participation through singing. Many people on the Bellarine and particularly in Drysdale will have fond memories of Ken Jones, Eva Deeath, the CWA choir and school children packing into the hall every year at Christmas time to make the event a great community get together. The Bellarine Community Choir is continuing this through the spirit of friendship and enjoyment that is achieved through music. The choir will be joined by other musicians from the Bellarine Peninsula to perform a wide range of music and there is sure to be something for everyone.

The Bellarine Community Choir is inviting everyone to join them at their annual concert on November 24.

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OK, SO I must have blinked and missed the last couple of weeks, for here ‘tis – the silly season right on our doorsteps – already? But can I blithely say I feel quite proud of myself because for the first time ever, I have actually bought my Christmas cards already. Hey, I can’t skite too loudly however – I haven’t actually written on them yet. But this will be a perfect activity while I am waiting for the Parmesan shortbread pastry to rest before I cut dainty little circles and stars out of it, and make up small cello packs of simply scrumptious biscuits to give as small treats this year. Yep, once again I am heavily into the “less is more” campaign and hope that each year more and more people send their Christmas dollars in a direction that assists something other than boosting the record profits of large retail stores. We have so many wonderful opportunities to truly spread some Christmas cheer – so let’s make a resolution now to concentrate our energies on what is truly the meaning of Christmas – peace, joy, simple pleasures, which brings me back to these very pleasurable Parmesan shortbreads. So simple, you’ll have the children making them

and sharing in the pleasure of making something wonderful from a very few ingredients. They are great to serve at any of the let’s-get-together-for-adrink do’s between now and New Year’s Eve – they will keep well in an airtight container or can be frozen. Parmesan is really the king of cheeses and while Grana Padana will certainly do the trick, it is the distinctive crumbly texture and mellow, rich, slightly salty flavour of Parmigiano-Reggiano that is worth seeking for these shortbreads. Of course it also makes a great table cheese and marries well with slices of perfectly ripe pears and a few lightly roasted walnuts for a cheese platter. Parmigiano-Reggiano originated in the Parma and Reggio-Emilia districts of Italy, and the distinctive stamp applied to its crust guarantees that the quality of the cheese and the way it was produced is authentic. The whole cheese is a whopper – weighing in at 30-35 kilograms, and is matured for varying lengths of time – Parmigiano nuovo is less than one year old, vecchio is one-two years old and stravecchio is two years old or more. During the ripening period, which is very slow, harmful microbes can cause soft patches in the cheese which are detected by the cheese-maker using a “hammer”

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SAY PARMESAN! CHRISTMAS IS COMING to sound the cheese. When such a patch is “heard” the cheese-maker opens up the cheese, cuts out the faulty section and cauterises the wound, so to speak, with a red-hot iron. The healthy cheeses are usually ripened up to four years, and at the end of this process they keep for a very long time in right conditions, up to 20 years! No wonder then that most of us usually have a rind of a much used and grated chunk of Parmesan lurking somewhere in the fridge! You can add this rind to a pot of minestrone for extra richness and flavour. Meantime, the pastry has rested, and I haven’t written one card yet – so best get cracking or I’ll be sending belated Christmas messages yet again! Oh and here’s the shortbread recipe – all done in a flash in the food processor, because we all know how short we are for time right now. I usually double the recipe – to make approximately 30 biscuits depending on the shape of cutter you use. Alternatively, you can simply divide the pastry into three and roll or shape it into a log. In any case it is important to let the pastry rest but not in the fridge, as it will be too stiff to roll out. You could also sprinkle these shortbreads with sesame seeds, Nigella seeds or a light dusting of cayenne pepper.

Parmesan Shortbreads INGREDIENTS 100gm plain flour 100gm unsalted butter 100gm grated Parmesan 1 egg yolk, pinch of salt and cayenne pepper METHOD Combine plain flour, salt, cayenne pepper in bowl of a food processor. With motor running, drop unsalted butter (small pieces) into the flour and process for 30 seconds. Add finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, and process a further 30 seconds. Lastly, add egg yolk and “whizz” for a few moments. The mixture will resemble sticky breadcrumbs – use your hands to bring the pastry together on the work surface, without kneading it. Flatten pastry to about two centimetres thick and wrap in cling film – while it rests – write those cards, make a few phone calls. Pre-heat oven to 170C. Roll out dough between two sheets of cling film or baking paper, cut into shapes, (or cut log into one centimetre slices) and bake for about 20 minutes until light golden. Leave to cool on baking sheet for a few moments before transferring to a wire rack.


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30th November & 1st December Christmas Tree Festival 11am at the Aireys Inlet Hotel

8th December Community Carols 7.30 at the Bark Hut (Community Hall if bad weather)

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Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Tuesdays 10am-1pm Cnr Pride & Price Streets.

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

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Torquay Garden Club

Portarlington Senior Citizens Centre Mondays – 10am Exercises. Tuesdays – 9am Table tennis, 7pm Bowls. Wednesdays – 9am Concert practice, 1pm Cards & Bowls, 7pm Bingo. Thursdays – 9am Table tennis, 1pm Bowls. Fridays – 10am Exercises, 1pm Bingo. Saturdays – 9am Line Dance, 1pm Bowls.

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

WEDNESDAYS Coastal Sound Children’s & Youth Choir Wednesdays at 35 Boston Rd, Torquay Grades 1-4 3.45 to 4.25pm Years 5-8 4.30 to 5.15pm www.salvos.org.au/torquay

THURSDAYS Meditation and Philosophy

5th January Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House Sand Sculpture Contest

10.30am-12.30 weekly S C Community House, 14 Price St, Torquay. Inquiries: Jean 52647484

9.30am at the front beach near the Pilot’s Jetty. Enquiries to Carolyn 5258 3367

Free meetings Torquay Philosophy Bellarine Community Health

2pm-4.30pm at The Pear Tree Cafe, Gilbert St. Inquiries: Michael 52647484

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Meditation and Ways to release stress

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10.30am-12.30pm at Spring Creek Community House , 14 Price Street. Gold coin donation. For more information contact Jean 5264 7484.

St Leonards Progress Association meetings held in December 7pm in the Memorial Hall, 1342 Murradoc Rd, St Leonards. New members welcome. Contact Secretary 5257 1790.

FRIDAYS Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop

Bellarine Community Health

Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Tuesdays 10am-1pm Cnr Pride & Price Streets.

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

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Torquay Playgroup

17th November Torquay Cowrie Market

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

10am-3pm Contact cowriemarket@yahoo.com.au

SATURDAYS Torquay Central Farmer’s Market

CLU - Choose It, Lose It, Use It

8:30am-1pm at Torquay Central Car Park.

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

SUNDAYS Torquay Salvos Christian Church

Spring Creek Community House For more information phone 5261 2583 or www. springcreekcommunityhouse.org.au 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-Wednesdays 10.30-12 noon. Community Art Studio-Tues at 1.30-3.30pm. Taking Enrolments for New Courses for Term 4 2013: Beginners Computers – Thursdays 1.30pm-4pm from Nov 14th Microsoft Office Programs – Thursday 6.30pm-9pm from Nov 14th First Aid Level II –Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st Nov 9am-4pm Responsible Service of Alcohol – Wednesday 4th Dec 6pm-10pm Follow Workplace Procedures – Thursday 5th Dec 9am-3pm

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TUESDAYS No Lights No Lycra

Bellarine Community Health

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PARTIES DRESS UPS FESTIVALS DANCING KINDERS G SINGIN PLAYGROUPS ARTS & CRAFTS

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

PORTARLINGTON 16th November Blooming Plants & Home Made Fair

Neighbourhood House

Xtreme KidZ Club for primary school aged kids

8.15pm at the Torquay Improvement Association Hall in Price St Enquiries to Jessica 0428 881 254

WEDNESDAYS Drysdale T.O.W.N. Club Inc

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Meets 2nd Monday of each month. 10am at the Lion’s Village, Kooringa Place. Contact Yvonne on 5261 9120

POINT LONSDALE Bellarine Community Health

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

MONDAYS Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surfcoast

Regular weekly Philosophy classes: Mondays in October 7.30pm-8.30pm 14,21,28th Meditation Classes: Tuesdays 1-2pm Fridays 11-12pm Retreat; Exploring Your Potential October 18th,19,20th Please see website for full program 625 Nortons Road, Paraparap. Closed on total fire ban days drolkarbuddhistcentre@hotmail.com www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au

TUESDAYS The Springdale Toy Library

17th November Old Time Ballroom Dance

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DrolKar Buddhist Centre

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

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Torquay Christian Fellowship and Youth Hub 10am at 25 Grossmans Road Phone 5261 6831 or www.torquaybaptist.com

Bells Beach Christian Church 9.30am at the Surf Coast Shire Grant Pavilion Go to www.bbcc.com.au

WINCHELSEA Winchelsea Community House 28 Hesse Street. For all the classes and timetables please ring 5267 2028 or email education@winchhouse.org.au

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You’re feeling optimistic and are keen to move ahead but don’t antagonise others by thinking you have all the answers. The more you consult with family, friends and colleagues, the more progress you’ll make. With Venus visiting your sign, it’s time for smart Capricorns to be cool, calm and collected! But don’t ruin the weekend by worrying and being too work-focused.

Money matters should start to settle down, as Mercury moves forwards in your finance zone. Relationships at home and work won’t be smooth-sailing on Thursday, as the moon, Uranus and Pluto stir up fiery emotions. Venus encourages you to cool down and compromise, before you blow a fuse! Sunday is a super day to tackle projects that require courage and confidence.

Wednesday’s wonderful sun/Jupiter trine will boost your confidence Cancer. But relations with loved ones will become more intense as the week develops, so resist the urge to be a cantankerous Crab. With peace-loving Venus visiting your partnership zone, your motto for the moment is from birthday great Robert Louis Stevenson “Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.”

Jupiter sends professional opportunities your way, especially if you work in areas involving education sport, travel or publishing. Your diplomatic skills are required at home, when a family member gets fired up about an issue. Love and lust are on the menu later in the week, as Pluto fires up your Libran libido. If you’re hoping to find your soul mate, cast your net wide.

With Mercury now ricocheting forwards there’s no substitute for clear communication -then you can straighten out misunderstandings before they develop. The less flexible you are on Friday, the more disruptive the day will be. The moon’s in your sign on the weekend, so it’s a great time to do things like cooking, crafting, gardening, bushwalking, building or DIY projects.

Wednesday’s sun/Jupiter trine is fabulous for family matters, as you concentrate on improving communication with your nearest and dearest. But don’t jump to hasty conclusions or take things too literally Lions. You’ll need to be a bit of a detective, as you look for the subtleties in situations, and the hidden meanings behind people’s words, actions and motivations.

Don’t waste precious time complaining about all the problems in your life Scorpio. Strive to turn perceived negatives into productive positives. Be inspired by writer Robert Louis Stevenson born on November 13 “Life’s not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.” Saturday promises to be an intense day for relationships, as Venus links up with Pluto.

Attached Aquarians – you’ve got fabulous plans for the future. But are you moving at a frantic pace that’s left your partner feeling confused? Slow down and give them time to catch up. Singles – are you trying to fix your broken heart by hooking up with a new love way too soon? Take the time to think things through – you may be jumping from the frying pan into the fire!

Creativity and compassion are high, as you connect with your inner muse or help someone in need. Plus any problems you’ve had with computers or cars should start to improve, as Mercury moves forwards. Geminis have a superficial knowledge of a wide range of topics, but Saturday’s Venus/ Pluto hook-up helps you hone in on a specific subject in a deep and vast way.

Have you been experiencing communication chaos, car problems, computer hitches or transport glitches? Mercury your ruling planet is now moving forwards again, so life should start to settle down. Put aside time on the weekend to broaden your mental horizons as you read, write or research … plus connect with family and friends locally, interstate and internationally.

Wednesday’s sun/Jupiter trine puts you in a positive frame of mind, as you explore new possibilities and head into exciting, unchartered territory. Lady Luck is also on your side so make sure your Sagittarian dreams are big, bold and beautiful. But expect some friction with a testy child, teenager or friend on Thursday, when they take something you say out of context.

This week’s Mercury/Neptune trine is terrific for delicious daydreams, creative schemes, spiritual pursuits and romantic reveries. So don’t waste the opportunity to express yourself Pisces. But if you are too rash with cash on Thursday, then you could end up buying something way too expensive on a passing whim. The weekend is a wonderful time to circulate in style.

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Surf Coast Times resident tweeter and information junkie James Taylor casts his eye over what’s been happening on Twitter.

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@VinniesVictoria Melbourne Cup carnival might be over but still plenty of regional race days. 2 great looks from Ocean Grove Vinnies! 9:28 AM - 11 Nov 2013

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I wanna go to First Base http://goo.gl/fb/ WLKrz #firstbase #flurfing #babesonwaves #saltgypsy

Green Roofs Geelong Free Seminar 21st November. Book here http://bit.ly/1cCOZOb 9:18 AM - 6 Nov 2013

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COTTAGE BY THE SEA

JARROD CARTER

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@JarrodCarter1 It’s Walk to Work Day! Who is walking this morning? #walktoworkday

Our efforts so far for Movember. Let’s see if the boys can catch up to the girls by the end of the month! http://fb.me/1VRnXwzqV

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Finally back home in Geelong. No time for jet lag, campaigning to make up time lost. But no regrets New York Marathon was a great experience

After #RunGeelong there is only two weeks left until #Summer. Why not start your fitness campaign by supporting ours? http:// rungeelong.com.au

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MICHAEL WYRES

@mwyres Miss 7 to her mother: “You’re a fool! No, actually, you’re not, I was joking...” #niceSave 7:36 PM - 9 Nov 2013

JAMES KELLY

@JamesPopsKelly Seriously though... Why don’t maccas do an all day breaky?? #mcmuffins #neverupintime 12:41 PM - 10 Nov 2013

LOCAL BUSINESS AUSBUSINESS FORSALE

@BusinessToSell Fish & Chips Business For Sale in Anglesea VIC http://fb.me/14RICAOUZ 3:48 PM - 8 Nov 2013

BELLARINECUISINE

@bellarinecuisin It’s been a full 7 days and unfortunately we are yet to hear from Cherie to claim her win of a free BELLARINE... http://fb.me/2TAtCwFKL 6:25 PM - 10 Nov 2013

GOLDEN PLATE AWARDS

@GoldenPlateAwds #GPA2013 BEST OVERALL STATE WINNER @VueGrandHotel. We all congratulate u! Enjoy. 10:49 PM - 11 Nov 2013

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LOCAL ISSUES GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE

@GPSCouncilNews Congratulations Cr Jenny Blake, re-elected Golden Plains Mayor for second term. #localgov #springst 7:21 AM - 6 Nov 2013

ABC NEWS

@abcnews #BREAKING Qantas confirms it will close its heavy maintenance facility in Avalon in March next year. 53 staff and 246 contractors affected. 9:35 AM - 8 Nov 2013

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@Audemia1 Currently sitting at the top of the leaderboard Australia Wide, and need to remain at the top till nov 16th. 1.... http://fb.me/2v1xeAxJ0 8:43 PM - 11 Nov 2013

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@surfcoastnotes Surf World Museum in #Torquay is offering free entry to people in a wheelchair and their carers this weekend - http://accessibilityweekend.com. au/venue/surfworld-museum-torquay/ … 2:28 PM - 12 Nov 2013

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@Simon_Cullen Another Vote Compass result: A majority of respondents wants faster NBN speeds even if it costs more. http://www.abc.net.au/ news/2013-11-11/vote-compass-full-dataexplorer/5016244 …

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MAV President urges councillors to participate in #WhiteRibbonDay 25 Nov. Live the oath, host an event, get active http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/action

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ELAINE CARBINES

@G21elaine @G21_Geelong G21 will brief Ministers & Shadows before the 2014 state election re funding priorities for our region. @JacintaAllanMP today!

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JAMES TAYLOR Jane Austen - coming to a video game store near you. Make your rival wear green to a wedding FOR MASSIVE DAMAGE http://flavorwire. com/newswire/theres-a-proposal-for-a-janeausten-video-game-on-kickstarter/ … 9:23 AM - 8 Nov 2013

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Letters Hon. Terry Mulder, MP Minister for Public Transport Minister for Roads

Playing quietly out Dear Editor, While we express our discontent at the interminable gales that are sweeping the coast, spare a thought for the shearwater, which breeds in the sand dunes. With hungry chicks in the burrow and after a migration from the northern most part of the Pacific, the shearwater is forced to sea to find food. The raging wind saps energy and exhausted the shearwater falls into the maelstrom that is the sea, there to drown. Fifty of them, one every metre or so, adorned the high tide line on Torquay surf beach on Tuesday morning. How many more reposed on other beaches? Add to this the chicks that are left to starve in the burrows and we have a major tragedy playing itself quietly out on our beaches. Spencer Leighton Torquay

Halloween here to stay

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, It seems that Halloween is here to stay. So now is the time to start planning for next year and into the future. The downside lies in children going to strangers homes – we no longer know everyone in the village. Demanding treats from these people is not good social training; and an excess of sugar and fat laden sweets is not healthy. So how can the children have all the fun without the dangers? Primary schools could hold Halloween parties or fancy-dress balls in the safe environment of the school hall. Children will enjoy making decorations; parents can be involved in costume and food preparations. What is eaten can be regulated by the organising committee with pumpkin pie on the menu. There would be a costume parade; and tricks as well as treats – children can write and perform spooky skits, sing, dance, and play instruments to entertain the gathering. There are many other activities that could be included with a little imagination. An entry fee for

adults could turn it into a fundraiser, or cover the cost of treats and other expenses. Ocean Grove Primary School has been holding a similar event combined with a school art show for eight years (“The coast’s hairy, happy Halloween”, page 16, November 7) so other schools could custom-make their evening as well. As Dracula might say, “It could be a huge suck-cess!” Melva Stott Anglesea

Bluff correspondence Dear Editor, I refer to previous correspondence in your newspaper between myself and Mr Vin Mckay, chief executive officer of Bellarine Bayside, around Lower Bluff St Leonards. Once again, accolades to Mr Mckay for the installation of additional tables and seating to cater for the growing number of tourists and locals. However, there are still no rubbish bins (whatsoever) or running water as indicated by Mr McKay would be available by next summer (fast approaching). Let us get our priorities right, Mr McKay, and encourage visitors to visit this popular beach and be able to place their rubbish in proper rubbish bins not dog poo bins as previously suggested by you. As I have said previously, the Lower Bluff is the forgotten part of the Bellarine Peninsula, surely it must be our turn! Neville Richards St Leonards

Misleading association Dear Editor, The 3228 Residents Association is misleading everyone and does not represent me. It is inappropriate that they can claim the postcode of the area and not represent me! I live in the area and have not been consulted on my views and I have not given my permission to be placed in

this group. Not happy. Georgia Torquay

Funds investigation Dear Editor, Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell has indicated the report of the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate, Review of Councillor Discretionary Funds, included an assessment of the City of Greater Geelong’s $7.2 million Community Priority Scheme. It should be noted that no breeches of the Local Government Act at the City of Greater Geelong have been identified at this stage. All ratepayers should be made aware of council procedures and expenditures. Properly documented delegations and procedural transparency must be established and adhered to at all times. This is most obviously relevant where councillors have in the past had the discretionary capacity to allocate large financial amounts within their own wards. I support the minister in proposing to further look at the Inspectorate’s recommendations, reviewing legislation as necessary. David Koch MP Member for Western Victoria Region

Umpires have spoken Dear Editor, Many in the Torquay community are very happy on plans to develop Spring Creek. At last common sense. It has been in the makings for 30 years. It will be the Toorak of Torquay, many people will be very happy with beautiful views. I support the panel’s decision (“Panel says yes to housing in Spring Creek”, page 3, Surf Coast Times, October 24). Chris Rule Torquay


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Surfrider regional gathering rolls into Torquay THE regional gathering of a global, not-for-profit grassroots environmental organisation dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches held their regional gathering in Torquay and Breamlea over the weekend. Surfrider Foundation Surf Coast Branch hosted the gathering attended by Surfrider branches and members from SA, Tasmania and Victoria. Surfrider Surf Coast president Richard Bennett said the gathering was a great opportunity for Surfrider members across south eastern Australia to share wisdom and learning from their respective local campaigns as well as galvanize efforts towards Surfrider’s national Endangered Waves campaign and the global Rise Above Plastics campaign. “Local stewardship is the foundation to successfully look after our local environment, community and economy. It’s a team effort so it was great to see Cr Rod Nockles, Barrie Sutherland from Torquay Commerce and Traders and Chris Leibhardt from Surfer’s Appreciating Natural Environment (SANE) attend our community gathering on Saturday

Chairman of Surfrider Australia Dr Rex Campbell, (rear, third from right), Richard Bennett, (back second from right) and other Surfrider members at their gathering at Front Beach on Saturday night.

evening. Our Surfrider members also really enjoyed rolling up the sleeves and lending a hand to SANE’s monthly planting and weeding in Bells Beach Surfing Recreation Reserve on Sunday morning.” Mr Bennett said Surfrider Foundation Australia’s 2013 National Award Nominations were announced at the gathering and Surf Coast branch were nominated for Branch of the Year and Campaign of the Year for the LoveBells campaign. Mr Bennett was also nominated for Volunteer of the Year.

“The branch is very pleased to receive our national award nominations and wish to sincerely thank all our local community group, government and industry partners who support our efforts to love and care for our beautiful waves and beaches all along the surf coast,” Mr Bennett said. Mr Bennett thanked Eldon Anne Foote Trust – Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, which supported the Surfrider Foundation Australia 2013 Regional Gathering. For more visit surfrider.org.au.

Surfrider members lend a hand to SANE’s monthly planting and weeding in Bells Beach Surfing Recreation Reserve on Sunday morning.

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Ride the Wave home BY ALI DEANE AS OF next week, heading out and getting home from entertainment venues across the Surf Coast will be even easier than before with the launch of the new Ride the Wave shuttle bus and charter service. Created by Jan Juc’s Shaun and Penelope Phillips, Ride the Wave will run on Friday and Saturday nights from November to April, and take punters to a selection of venues and bus stops from The Sands, through Torquay and Jan Juc. Growlers, Front Beach Café, Torquay Hotel, Bells Beach Hotel and Bird Rock are all on board, and Ride the Wave will be running the route every hour. “My wife and I like to go out, but if we share a bottle of red, we can’t get home. Sometimes you find yourself waiting for a long time for a lift. So we thought we’d create a new option for people. “Six venues are on board supporting it, and we’ve had a lot of interest,” Mr Phillips said. “Our main aim is servicing venues, and also offering a door-to-door service for groupbookings making it more accessible to get out and about and home again.” Ride the Wave, a 12-seater mini bus, will cost $5 per passenger. The service will also be available for charter with a driver for functions, events, staff Christmas parties, weddings, winery tours and airport drop-offs. Go to the Ride the Wave – Surfcoast Shuttle page on Facebook for a map of the route, schedule and updates to the service. Email surfcoastshuttle@live.com or contact 0459 149 447 for more information.

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IN AUSTRALIA, 80 per cent of blindness and vision loss is associated with five eye conditions: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and uncorrected refractive error. However, 75 per cent of such vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early. Local optometrist Rowan Prendergast at OPSM Waurn Ponds has recently joined efforts with the Vision 2020 Australia Vision Initiative in launching a pilot project in Greater Geelong. The Greater Geelong community has been identified as more at risk of blindness and vision loss due to a higher proportion of risk factors, including a high proportion of people aged over 40, smokers, people with diabetes and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as a large number of people who do not have regular eye tests. The Vision Initiative will deliver a coordinated health promotion to reduce avoidable blindness and vision loss in Geelong. It aims to strengthen relations between the health and eye health sector to increase the number of at risk people having regular eye tests. Primary health care professionals (pharmacists, GPs, practice nurses) are perfectly positioned to

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Torquay College Twilight Fair & Carols Friday 13th December from 5.30pm.

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Looking for a Career that makes you Smile? Now recruiting for a Child Care Coordinator in Aireys Inlet.

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Torquay Tigers Junior Football Club invites applications for U10, U12, U14 and U16 coaches for season 2014. Please forward your application including a brief history of your football qualifications and experience to: Steve Stonehouse email stephen@rhinorack.com.au, or post to PO Box 359, Torquay 3228.

Recruitment info line: 1300 665 257

Please contact Steve for more information on 0408 929 277. Applications close COB Frid 15 Nov 2013.

TORQUAY NETBALL CLUB JUNIOR TRIALS Under 11: Sat 16th Nov 10am-12pm Under 13: Sat 16th Nov 1pm-3pm & Tues 19th Nov 5pm-6:30pm Under 15: Sun 17th Nov 10am-12pm & Wed 20th Nov 5pm-6:30pm Under 17: Sun 17th Nov 1pm-3pm & Wed 20th Nov 6:30pm-8pm All held at Spring Creek Reserve.

For more information please email: torquaytnc@hotmail.com or call 0427 693 339

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd Board Directors

Recognised and supported by Tourism Victoria, the five GOR councils and local industry across the region, Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd is seeking to appoint five industry-experienced and appropriately-skilled directors. These positions will join five council-nominated directors and an independent Executive Chairman to form the organisationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board. The Great Ocean Road region is Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most visited region with a record of growth and significant potential to provide increased economic, community, environmental and cultural contributions to the sustainable health of the region. Expressions of interest are sought from suitably experienced, skilled and qualified persons to join the inaugural board for an initial appointment of one, two or three years.

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TORQUAY NETBALL CLUB Senior netball pre-season training

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Expressions of Interest

A new regional tourism organisation has been established to lead the development, marketing and management of tourism for the Great Ocean Road (GOR) region.

Lots of market stalls, food stalls, Christmas Carols.

Grades A, B, C, D, U19 Commencing 25th Nov, 6-7:30pm at Spring Creek Reserve. Inabilities contact Courtney on 0427 693 339

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TORQUAY FE S TI VA L O N T H E F O R E S H O R E AT T H E E N D O F BE L L ST RE E T !

Saturday 7 December 2013 As part of the Torquay Festival’s Saturday night production “What A Wreck” we need dancers, performers, "PUPPET WRANGLERS" for a GIANT PUPPET someone to wear the back pack puppet – a person on each arm AND a catcher. Please contact Wendy - through the messages on the Torquay Festival page if you are able and interested in being involved... or if you know some people... Or come along to the Festival Workshops at Torquay Senior Citizens, 16 Price Street, Torquay Sundays 24 Nov and 1st Dec. Starting at 10am – 1pm.

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“On the Street Where You Live...” “Guided Tours of the Local History of Torquay” Book and join a free guided local tour of ‘Old and New Torquay’. Discover some of the surprising hidden treasures! A Living History Experience!!!

4 Sessions BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL—FREE EVENT Sunday 24 Nov 2 shows -3.30pm and 5.30pm & Sunday 1 Dec -2 shows -3.30pm and 5.30pm Assemble at the Inverlochy Sculpture on the Foreshore at the end of Anderson st. Bookings: streets3228@gmail.com Phone: 0419 152 520 Please leave a message - leave your name, a phone contact and number of people attending. You will receive a return message to confirm your booking.


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Coaches sought for junior footy TORQUAY Junior Football Club is holding an information night for those interested in finding out what’s involved in coaching a junior football team. Torquay has one of the largest junior football clubs in Victoria, fielding 18 teams, with nearly 400 footballers aged between 8 and 16 chasing the leather on any given weekend. Football operations coordinator Mick Nemeth said the club was committed to ensuring that every kid that wants to have a kick gets to have a kick. “It’s possible we’ll be fielding 20 teams next year, which means we need 20 coaches, 13 of which will be under 10s and 12s”. Mick said coaching kids can be a fun and rewarding experience, but there is a high level of responsibility that goes with that. You don’t need to be a Chris Scott or Paul Roos, but some footy knowledge would help. Good communication skills, the ability to connect with kids and a philosophy based on fun, participation and respect for others, will hold you in good stead. “We’ve always been fortunate enough to have high calibre people coaching our juniors and we aim to maintain that.” “Having said that, we’re sure there’s people out there who would love to put their hand up but aren’t sure about the process or exactly what’s involved. “That’s why we thought the information night would be a good way to go. “This way people can come along, hear what we’re about as a club, find out what we’re looking for in coaches, and importantly, what’s involved in coaching at various age levels because it does vary. Then if they think they have something to offer, they can put their hat in the ring.” The information night will be held at Surf Coast Secondary College at 7.30pm on November 21. To register your interest send an email to jenhooper@live.com or call 0437 003 276.

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WITH ANGLESEA BOWLING CLUB THE second club event of the Anglesea Bowling Club has now been completed, that is – the Mixed Pairs. And what an exciting final. It all came down to the last end where Jim Reed and Heather Chalmers outscored Cathy and Keith Hogan. Congratulations to all four players, and thank you for providing such a cliff hanger of a game for the spectators – it should have been televised! The annual Melbourne Cup Day extravaganza, sponsored by Les and Sue Rolls (Life Member) attracted a field of 40 bowlers. The winners were Lew Wilson, John Koster, Renate Holdinghausen and Harry Mann. And then there were five lucky winners of the sweeps. Congratulations and thanks to our sponsors and workers who made the day so enjoyable. Bowls program For those not wishing to play pennant, there are organised bowls games on MONDAY Men commencing at 12.30pm TUESDAY Mixed commencing at 10.30am BYO lunch SATURDAY Mixed commencing at 12.30pm Any experienced bowlers holidaying in the area will be made most welcome. Contact the club by 9.30am on 5263 1229 to register your name. Dress is neat casual.

Scott Bates addresses one Torquay’s junior teams. Photo: ANDREW MATHER TORQUAY FOOTBALL CLUB

Results Saturday social bowls were won by Kaye Kendall (President), Carmen Koster (Treasurer), Bill Redfern and Len Cockerill (Life Member). Nice to see that the “top brass” of the club have sufficient skills to perform on the green too! Men’s Monday winners were Jim Reed, George Schulze, and John Anderson. Barefoot bowls For those wishing to come and try bowling, contact the club on 5263 1229 or 0499 856 613 to arrange a suitable time. Bowls will be supplied by the club together with some coaching at a cost of $10 per player for two hours (wear flat sole shoes). Perhaps incorporate a meal at the bistro afterwards. Happy hour Everyone is invited to the Anglesea Bowling Club for a happy hour or two from 4.30pm onwards every Friday. Also the members draw will be held at 6pm but you must be in attendance to claim your prize.

Curry lands state title TOrquay Coastal Boxing’s James Curry (left) has walked away from his second amateur fight with the Lightweight State Victorian Amateur Title. After three rounds at Centenary Hall on the weekend, Curry, 16, went the distance with opponent Riley Bath from Ringwood and won on points. It was déjà vu for Jay Dalli (right) who won the featherweight title last year. Dalli unfortunately didn’t get the decision in his very close fight against Ringwood’s Luke Barnett on Saturday night; however, he has been invited to compete at the national titles in Bendigo later this month. Coach Ashley Lynch said Curry’s was a sweet victory, and he was very proud of them.

Bistro – New hours The Anglesea Bowling Club Bistro - Double B – meaning Bistro and Bowls will be open Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm to 8pm. Also from 8.30am to noon for a Breakfast Buffet. Bookings preferred. Telephone 0412 481 711 to make a reservation. Come along and try out this family friendly venue.

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MY BIG CATCH WITH GARRY KERR

FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA Reports of snapper continue with reports of gummy shark also being caught The odd couta has also been reported Salmon are still being caught of most beaches along our coast. 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. Yes, we still sell fishing licences. The Great Ocean Road Outdoor Centre, Anglesea, phone 5263 2330.

APOLLO BAY Salmon being taken off most beaches Snapper offshore by those out in boats The Aire River continues to fish well Grass whiting and squid in the harbour with some mackerel also being reported. For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay, contact Steve or Jen, who will be more then pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.

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Thursday 14 November 2013

AS CHRISTMAS fast approaches, the community of Anglesea and all those tourists who wish to come here for Christmas face the prospect of a river system that has been compromised due to the recent fish death event. The impacts upon Anglesea with regards to tourism are noticeable. The recent Melbourne Cup weekend with many tourists in town reinforced the importance of the river, with many people asking us about it, what has happened, what is wrong and is anyone doing anything about it? Businesses want and need people to come to Anglesea. Tourism is the life blood of the town. Anglesea is described as one of the gems on the Great Ocean Road. The new tourism board want to promote the Great Ocean Road as a wonderful place to visit, yet one of the first towns on the Great Ocean Road

has a river that presently you can neither swim nor fish in. This is not a good look for anyone, let alone beneficial to the town or tourism on the Great Ocean Road. Numerous suggestions have been made as to how to restore the health of the river but it always comes back to the will and the finances to do so. It is important for the community to feel that all that can be done is being done to at least give the river a chance to heal. The Anglesea River Support Action Group is lobbying hard to try to ensure that at least some remediation takes place before Christmas. One option is to open the mouth of the river and keep it open to allow salt water in with the high tides expected this month. It would not harm the river further and if anything could only possibly help as was seen in 2011. Within two weeks of a major

opening at this time, fish started to return. The new snagging program is also expected to start this month. It is a program involving serious investment by the authorities concerned with helping improve the habitat in the river. If there are no fish in the river because the river is not able to sustain them, it’s impact will be limited in the short term. The shire and other levels of government seem bogged down in discussions, more studies and even arguments as to who’s role it is to instigate the actions suggested and at the same time. The shire recently placed advertisements in local papers warning people about the ongoing issues around acidic water flows in the river. We can only hope that the shire and government departments find the will and a way to address the problems facing the river before Christmas and not wait till next year.

Still reports of bream and trevally being taken in the river Snapper are still on the go offshore Still some reports of gummy shark being caught as well.

TORQUAY Snapper continue to be caught offshore with some nice catches occurring Reports of gummy sharks catches continue Salmon as usual off most local beaches Still a few bream to be had in Spring Creek. Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available 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 up-to-date information available, phone 5264 8207.

QUEENSCLIFF St Leonards, snapper in deeper water, reports of whiting, calamari and pinkies Swan Bay, still plenty of garfish in numbers with reports calamari between Swan Bay and White Lady Point Lonsdale has garfish, trevally, salmon and reports of some nice snapper off the pier as well The White Lady has whiting and calamari The creek has the usual trevally, salmon and mullet.

Catch a grant to improve your fishing If you have a great idea for a project that improves fishing opportunities then you can apply for funding through the Recreational Fishing Grants Program. The Grants Program helps put your fishing licence fees to work. We are now seeking applications ons for large projects.

Applications are welcomed until 28 February 2014 for large projects between $5,000 and $100,000 in these categories: • Fisheries sustainability and habitat improvement • Fishing access and facilities • Fisheries related education, information and training • Recreational fisheries research. The Grants Program is open to fishing clubs, community groups, incorporated bodies, registered companies and government/statutory bodies.

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MON 11 Time 0523 1059 1725 2315

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SAT 9 Time 0353 0925 1545 2138

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golf

Thursday 14 November 2013

ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB AT THE end of the second week of the Club Championships we have had the equivalent of moving Saturday with some excellent scores and shifts in the leader boards of all grades. Nigel Drought scored 76 of the stick putting him in a leading position in A Grade. Peter Wagner and in-form Colin Favre are the front-runners in B Grade, and Owen Batchelor leads C Grade. In the ladies, Julie Taylor and Janet Coombes have the top two positions in A Grade, B Grade is tight, and Maralyn Cross is leading C Grade. All grades are seeded for the last round and let’s hope we have a nice day for it. Saturday night saw the clubhouse swinging with Renee Geyer and her Swing Band. It was a sensational night with great music, including warm up act Sally Dastey. Hopefully we will have lots more of these events in 2014. Information regarding the AGM is on the website including the Annual Report and the Notice of Motion for the 2014/15 Subs. The AGM is on Sunday November 24 and will be followed by a shotgun start.

WITH MARGOT SMITH

and Tony Leeds won B Grade with 38 points. NTP winners were Howard Cross, Ian Weaver, Mick Haywood and Ian Treloar. The ladies were out in their hats for Oaks Day this week. It was a teams event, with prizes for the best hat. The winning team was Lyn Webber, Gloria Hodgkison and Ros Holland with 137 points and runners up were Vida Brenner, Maralyn Cross and Ann Wylie. NTP winners were Barb Croaker, Julie Taylor, Lyn Webber and Vida Brenner. You can checkout the hats on Facebook.

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FROM THE GOLF SHOP

Wednesday’s event was a stableford event and it was the “recovering” Alan Parton who posted a sensational score of 43 points and has clearly fully recovered. Brian Virtue played the regular course and won the Wednesday medal and C Grade with 39 points, Russell Murfitt won A Grade with 37 points

Saturday was a stroke round for Club Championships and included a daily competition. Nigel Drought and Mike Preston both had days out scoring nett 66 for their wins in A Grade and B Grade respectively. Jamie Reale won B Grade, on a count back from Geoff Trethowan, with nett 70. In the ladies Vida Brenner won with nett 71 and Barb Croaker was runner up with nett 74. NTP winners were Kent Taylor, Julie Taylor, Mario Tutone, and Janet Coombes. Sunday was a par round and not off the back markers. Marion Somerset won the ladies with 1 up and Lesley McMaster was runner up with square. In the men’s our winners were, Colin Favre in B Grade, with the sensational score of 7 up, DJ Wylie in A Grade with 3 up, and Peter Wanless in C Grade with 2 up, out with his new clubs again. NTP winners were Ross Duff, Luke Cini, and David Griffiths. Enjoy your golf.

CUP Day Tuesday and the day started with breakfast followed by golf and then lunch and of course the big race. Some dressed up for the occasion like the four ladies with their matching colorful vests and the very bright hats that were worn by others, some more than others got into the spirit of the day but we know most had fun. There were sweeps on offer of course as we all like to see if our horse will win, but the most important win was for the Irish 4BBB and the winning team for the ladies was D. Matheson, J. Chick, M. Dvries and A. Morton with 122. The men’s went to T. Hopwood, K. Munro, P. Orwin and B. Joyner with 123. NTPs N. Orwin, J.Carter, B. Stuchbery, J. Cottrill, T.Hopwood, P.Orwin, C. Oliver and R. Waters. Straightest drives M. Sweet for the ladies and D.Ward for the men. Wednesday, Dave McPhail was in good form taking out A Grade with 43 points, he also got the jackpot to top of his day. John Brunt won B Grade scoring 41 points and for C Grade it was John Bishop with the score of the day, 45 points. James Wood had the best score for the seniors to win with 41 points. NTPs T. Lee, G. Smith, D. Denham, and A. Tompkin. R. Duff shot an eagle on the 7th. Friday, Graeme Perks won the men’s par competition with +5 from Geoff Drury who also had +5. It just goes to prove that some members have our course mastered already while some of

us are yet to work it all out. Lesley Grebe scored +2 to take out the ladies. NTPs D. Miloshis, B. Conquest and B. Oliver. Mark Franklin won the jackpot. Saturday, Max Ellis took out A Grade with 43 points. B Grade went to Alan Tompkin with 40 points and for C Grade Paul Harvey had the best score with 36 points. Brian Brown finished on top for the seniors with 34 points. Dee Matheson won for the ladies with 35 points. NTPs T.Jones, A. Ranner, I. Sheldon and D. Bartlett. Three eagles for the day M. Ellis on the 18th, G. Mifsud 2nd and I. Lawson 1st. P. Hehir got the jackpot. Sunday we had the morning field competition and with +3, Don Miloshis took the honours. The afternoon was when the real competition started as players took to the course for the annual Auto Club Challenge. There were some really impressive prizes up for grabs and everyone was keen to win as 1st place was a trip to The Royal Pines Resort even the 17th hole in one prize was a new car, it really was worth a game. Taking out 1st place and the trip, Tony Hopwood and Bill Innes with 80. Individual winning scores for the ladies Lyndsey Dunstan with 36 points and for the men Nathan Kerby with 38 points and we are sure they will enjoy their great prizes. NTPs T. Hopwood and L. Dunstan. Jackpot C. Gill. Longest drive C. Culph for the men and the ladies C. Brunt.

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MIDWEEK RESULTS

THE SANDS TORQUAY MELBOURNE Cup Ambrose Event: It was a shotgun start at the Sands for the Melbourne Cup Ambrose and 64 competitors made up 16 teams vying for the title. In the end, the team chemistry of the Cam, Luke and Wendy Muller group along with Travis Agg proved to be just enough as they were able to take home the title making for a pleasant family dinner. The nearest to the pin honours went to Lynn Hyett on the 5th, Cam Muller on the 7th, Karen Lombardi on the 13th and Alex McMahon on the 17th.

LADIES Oaks Day dropout Ambrose (Thursday): It was another fun event for the ladies as we had some great scores turned in. The winning team was Lisa Reade, Airlie Thin (Rosebud), Sue Morris and Lyndsey Dunstan who ran away with it scoring a nett 62. Nearest to the pin honours were Wendy Muller on the 7th and Gail Richards on the 17th. Saturday Stableford: Saturday was a great showing for the ladies as we saw some great point totals. Paulette Payne was able to separate herself from the pack with a great score of 38 points, beating two competitors by a single point. Paulette was also able to cap off a great showing by winning the nearest to the pin on the 7th. 2 Sands Boulevarde, Torquay Clubhouse: 5264 3333 Pro Shop: 5264 3307

WEEKEND RESULTS

FROM THE MEMBERS’ ROOM

PORTARLINGTON GOLF CLUB

WITH ROB CASEY

FIRST port of call at any golf course is the ProShop, and at Portarlington we are extremely lucky to have the best and friendlist shop in the land! Headed by our esteemed head pro, Matt Milne, and his assistant pro, Tyson Myers, and well supported by Irene and Elijah, everyone enjoys the warmth and familiarity of their attention. Is it any wonder we have a very healthy membership, and many returning green fee customers.

which will be held on 20th November. The ladies involved will be Val Tither (21), who took out the A Grade prize, Megan Siotis (29) who scored the trophy of the day, and the B Grade prize, Sam Jones (12), Bev Munis (17) and Marg Quick (27). Our “Golden Oldie”, Sylvia Blegg (43), who features in this month’s Inside Golf, took out C Grade with a nett 78.

Tuesday November 5

Saturday November 2

Sunday Stableford: We had a very solid result by Jan Selvay who scored 34 points narrowly edging out Luke Rayner by a single point.

Men’s stableford: In perfect weather conditions, David Dobney (14) had a day out to record a brilliant 43 points to win A Grade and the trophy of the day. On his way, he picked up an NTP on the 17th. B grade winner was Bob Thomson (17) with 40 points, C Grade went to John Oldfield (20) with 38 points, while Jim Upton’s (25) 40 points won him D Grade and an NTP on the 2nd. Matthew Ryan and Matthew Salter recorded eagles on the 6th and 9th respectively, and Peter Taylor won the pinshot on the 5th.

COMING UP

Wednesday October 30

MEN’S Wednesday Stableford – some average conditions but we still managed some good scores. Dean Bernasconi put up an impressive 38 points. Donald Royce came second in a count back, nearly catching Dean as he scored 37 points of his own. Nearest to the pin honours went to Dean Bernasconi on the 5th and Graham Harding on the 13th. Saturday Stableford: It was crowded at the top in this one grade field as four players managed to score the leading number of 36 points. Thankfully we have a computer to figure out the count back results which no doubt would have otherwise taken a fair amount of time to work out. The winner ended up being Trevor McCann with Alan Schultz coming second. The nearest to the pin honours went to Hayden Coles on the 5th, Dean Bernasconi on the 13th and John Booker on the 17th.

November 14 – Stroke – Medal of Medallists. November 15 – Twilight 3:00pm – 6:00pm hit off. November 16 -Stableford. November 17 – Stableford – The Sands Matsers. November 18 – Pro-Am.

Ladies Stroke: Our ladies gathered in great anticipation to contest another medal day. However, it was not to be, as no less than five ladies scored a nett 73 to qualify for a play-off,

Mens Stroke: Wet and windy conditions prevailed, but club president Tony Meagher (21) was pleasantly surprised to find that his net 70 not only won him C Grade, but also the November monthly medal. Peter Lamaro (11) also carded a 70 to win A Grade, only to be beaten for the medal on a count back, as was B Grade winner Mel Lusher (15). John Crossett (27) with a 73 won the D Grade voucher. Ladies Stableford: With most of our ladies opting to avoid the lousy weather, we had 7 brave ones seeking the spoils. Margie Holt (18) and Jill Barker (15) cleaned up, with Margie winning the day with a nett 76 and the putting prize with 29 putts, while Jill secured 2nd place with a 78, best gross and the pinshot on the 5th.

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Thursday 14 November 2013

Tennis in Geelong

Tennis - it’s a family affair! TENNIS is more than just a game to the Anderson family – it’s a burning passion and a business too! Family patriarch Paul met wife to be Sue while she was a teacher at Ballarat University, way back in the 1970s, with both enjoying tennis as a social and competitive sport. Now, close to 40 years hence, they love the game more than ever! Life took somewhat of a diversion for Paul and Sue some years later when tennis became front and centre in their lives. And daughter Raelee can take most of the blame for that! Raelee, 23, talented and dedicated, was keen to make a career in the game and was gaining coaching experience at the now defunct Newcomb indoor tennis centre, with owners Barry and Julie Golightly. During this time at the indoor centre, Raelee met another highly-motivated player, Jeremy PalmerMorgan and would you believe it, romance blossomed on those green, sandy courts. They have been married for three years and have a young son, Tanner, who is

nigh on certain to inherit his parents – and grandparents – vital interest in the game. But back to Paul and Sue. With Raelee now pursuing a coaching career, Paul decided to help out by gaining coaching accreditation himself – and then Sue did too. Raelee and Jeremy gained high level coaching qualifications and really started to spread their wings, and they are now the head coaches at Highton and Moolap Tennis Clubs, coaching everyone from learners to elite level players. They also have cardio tennis, mums/tiny tots and Hot Shots. Wow! Nine years ago, Paul and Sue decided to “go their own way” and started full-time coaching themselves, and teach tennis in the Golden Plains district Bannockburn, Teesdale, Maude and Lethbridge, as well as assisting Raelee and Jeremy at clinics. Raelee and Jeremy’s business name is Anyone For Tennis?, while Paul and Sue is Who’s For Tennis?. Their love of the game and passion to help young (and old!) players is a genuine sporting inspiration.

Paul and Raelee in front with a group of young coaches. Jeremy is at the back and that’s Sue, just pushing in there at Paul’s right shoulder

Masters Games

Midweek finals TENNIS Geelong’s midweek ladies finals are now underway. Check out the latest results on the website tennis.com.au/tennisgeelonginc. Season concludes with the grand finals played on November 26. But if you still want more, Geelong Lawn Tennis Club’s ladies tennis tournament is coming up on Tuesday December 3 from 9.30am. It’s round-robin format and changing partners, there’s lunch and afternoon tea available – and you get to play on those fabulous grass courts. For enquiries call Pam 5243 7538, Jan 5244 3520 or Beris 5221 1502. Entries close November 29 or when the limit of 104 players is reached. The next Tennis In Geelong will be published on Thursday December 19. In the meantime, if there’s anything newsworthy, let me know on phil.hunt@moolaptc.org.

- Phil

Melbourne Cup Day tennis at Point Lonsdale

LAST month’s Masters Games in Geelong saw nearly 8,000 competitors participating and they were not just locals – they came from all over Australia. From Monday, October 7 to Friday 11, competitors were involved in more than 50 activities, from archery to wood chopping in age groups from 35 years right up to people in their 80s. As for the tennis – matches were all played at the delightful venue of Geelong Lawn Tennis Club, with 180 players showcasing their skills in singles, doubles and mixed, starting on the Monday and winding up with finals matches on the Friday. Suffice to say, a great time was had by all!

PICTURESQUE Point Lonsdale Tennis Club was the venue for the 27th successive Melbourne Cup Day Marion Coles Memorial Tournament. A glorious spring day greeted the 36 ladies playing doubles in four graded sections in changing partners format! Named in honour of the late Marion Coles, who was a former secretary and life member of the club, the tournament’s popularity continues to grow, according to Lonsdale club secretary, Sue Winton, herself a tournament competitor. A Cup sweep, raffle and prizes, along with a sumptuous afternoon tea. What better way to spend a sunny Cup Day!

CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT (L-R) Lynne, Pam, Madonna and Mary (Ladies 50+). (L-R) Dario, Hedley, Patrick, Ross (Men 70+). (L-R) Rehana and Margie (Ladies 50+).

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