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Bellarine Times

Thursday 30 January 2014

VOL 7. No 5

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HAPPY FOR NAN Bailey Taylor couldn’t contain himself when he heard that his greatgrandmother Nan Allbutt was named Queenscliffe Citizen of the Year at the Borough of Queenscliffe Australia Day celebrations on Sunday. For full coverage, see pages 24 and 25.

ON THE BUSES Committee for Bellarine backs Drysdale depot

BY JAMES TAYLOR

A PROPOSED bus depot in Drysdale will put businesses on the map and spur investment across the Bellarine Peninsula, according to the Committee for Bellarine. The City of Greater Geelong has proposed an amendment to change the Municipal Strategic Statement and apply new zones and overlays in accordance with recommendations of the Drysdale Urban Design Framework. Amendment C283 includes an application by McHarry’s Buslines for buildings, works, and new

road access for a new bus depot at 97-105 Murradoc Road, near the intersection with Clarendon Road. The 1.2 hectare site will include 5,000 square metres of bus parking, a fuel and wash bay and employee/visitor parking. Committee for Bellarine executive director Tom O’Connor said McHarry’s would use the new site as the base of operations for its buses that serviced Bellarine Peninsula routes. He said having the depot in Drysdale would not only improve existing bus services but also encourage growth in other routes across the Bellarine.

“It’ll force upgrades to the roads that need upgrading, and will accelerate development of the Drysdale ring road.” Mr O’Connor said the depot would also be particularly good news for businesses in the Murradoc Road area and nearby. “It will put the traders on the map.” The number of buses travelling through Drysdale will increase markedly, and the Committee for Bellarine is in talks with VicRoads about the effect on the traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing and the roundabout at the intersection of High Street, Murradoc Road, Collins Street and Clifton

Springs Road. “We’ll have to be far more attentive to what the lights do to the traffic,” Mr O’Connor said. The City of Greater Geelong adopted the Drysdale Urban Design Framework in August 2012. The framework provides guidance on the future growth and development of the town centre. It includes directions on built form, traffic and pedestrian movement, car parking and land use. Amendment C283 went on public exhibition on January 17, and submissions close on February 24. For more information, head to geelongaustralia. com.au and search “Amendment C283”.

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Bellarine Times 95 Beach Road, Torquay VIC 3228 PO Box 714, Torquay, VIC 3228 T 5264 8412 F 5264 8413 Managing Editor Hamish Brooks hamish@surfcoasttimes.com.au Journalist James Taylor james@surfcoasttimes.com.au Journalist Ali Deane ali@surfcoasttimes.com.au Journalist Tiffany Pilcher tiffany@surfcoasttimes.com.au Journalist Rebecca Launer rebecca@surfcoasttimes.com.au Production Manager Erin Bush erin@surfcoasttimes.com.au Advertising Director Warick Brown warick@surfcoasttimes.com.au 0438 778 266 Advertising Executive Linda Leeman linda@surfcoasttimes.com.au 0428 027 678 Advertising Executive Maggie Rutherford maggie@bellarinetimes.com.au 0411 254 130 Advertising Executive Tory Favro tory@surfcoasttimes.com.au 0428 507 504

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Denis and Daniel get your wallets out! We need a new Yarra Street Pier Denis Napthine and Daniel Andrews get your wallets out! That’s the message I’m sending to the Premier and state Opposition Leader.

We need a new Yarra Street Pier. The absence of a public pier to accommodate visiting cruise ships is costing Geelong and the Bellarine millions of dollars each year. Last week’s visit of the Seabourn Odyssey is a clear indication that

Geelong is a popular and profitable destination for cruise ship lines. The 450 passengers, of 30 different nationalities, were offered tours of the Bellarine and from all accounts the passengers who took up the offer were very impressed with what they saw. Cruise shipping is the fastest growing tourism sector in the world. It’s big business for Geelong and the Bellarine. This summer we have five cruise ships booked to visit our region but our business modelling shows that if we had a public pier suitable for berthing cruise ships we could attract up to 22 cruise ships each year. We’re also in talks with a major international cruise line to have a cruise ship based in Geelong. This would result in nine visits of that ship alone to our city each year. Cruise ship visits have the potential to bring up to $1 million into the economy per visit. So there is a clear and compelling case for government funding of a new Yarra Street Pier. It’s estimated to cost $33.2 million. The City of Greater Geelong has already committed $5 million towards construction of a new Yarra Street Pier with another $2.5 million promised by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. I’m presenting at the State Coalition Conference in Geelong

i week and will be making it very this clear to the Premier that we need the state government to come to the party and provide the rest of the money for a new pier.

Sustainable Living Festival: Exploring edible gardens on the Bellarine The Sustainable Living Festival kicks off next weekend and the Exploring Edible Gardens on the Bellarine is again tipped to be the most popular event of the festival. On February 9 from 9am to 2pm, 14 gardens will be open in Portarlington, Indented Head, Drysdale, Clifton Springs and St Leonards. Come and see how easy and enjoyable it is to grow your own food. Plus save money and reduce food miles. An expo will be set up at Portarlington Primary School on the day with event information, gardening advice demonstrations, tastings, plant and product sales, fresh produce, plus a local chook expert will be there! There will also be a sausage sizzle and music. For more information go to geelongsustainability.org.au. Darryn Lyons City of Greater Geelong mayor Follow me on Twitter, @Geelong_ Mayor and Facebook facebook. com/GeelongMayor to keep up to date with all the latest Geelong news and announcements.

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Ocean Grove says leave the park alone BY TIFFANY PILCHER

AFTER receiving a number of suggestions to enhance areas of Ocean Grove, the Bellarine Times asked readers how they thought the look and feel of the town could be improved last week. The overwhelming response was that residents want the Ocean Grove Park to remain under ownership by Trust for Nature instead of being handed over to council as proposed. Many also stated they do not support the construction of a performance space in the park. Resident Jim Biggins said he wants to see Ocean Grove Park remain as it currently stands. “We can improve Ocean Grove by not erecting any buildings in our park as with our growing population we will need all the public open space available for recreational purposes,” he said.

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Fellow resident Jason Greaves agreed, saying if the City of Greater Geelong (COGG) takes over ownership of the park and a performance space is built, the community will inevitably lose control of an important town asset. “(It) will completely ruin the amenity and local community feeling that the park gives to all. “I for one and my family do not want their new proposed building, and we definitely don't want control of the park passed over to COGG. Along with others, Mr Greaves suggested a performance space be located at the Shell Road sports precinct. “There is plenty of room along Tuckfield St next to the soccer pitches and there is plenty of parking that has been created there also,” he said. The Bellarine Times would like to thank all the readers who responded.

Youth event at Potato Shed THE Potato Shed is set to host an acoustic music event for young people on February 7. “Untitled” will be headlined by Kyle Taylor with many local support artists, including Alister Turrill and Jamie Pye. “Untitled” is the latest event from Crash Course Productions (CCP) a group of local young people who organise events at the Potato Shed in Drysdale and other venues around Geelong. “Crash Course Productions have organised several wellattended events over the past few years and I predict that 'Untitled' will be another successful event. Some great local talent will be playing on the night,” Youth Portfolio

holder Cr Jan Farrell said “The young people involved in CCP do a great job at organising, promoting and running various events throughout the year, including Spud Fest during Youth Week and the Halloween gig in November,” Cr Farrell said. “The event is for all ages, so come along, enjoy a great night of acoustic music and support our up and coming local musicians.” “Untitled” will be held on February 7 at the Potato Shed, Drysdale from 6pm-9.30pm. Tickets will be available on the night for $10. “Untitled” is a drug, alcohol and smoke free event.

Ocean Grove Barwon Heads Lions Club president Phillip Scambler helps Prue Cook, 11, from Melbourne, fly the kite she made at the Lions Club’s kite making workshop on Australia Day. Mr Scambler said this year more people came along than ever before. “We’ve been working hard, we had six people helping make kites all morning and so many more kids this year than we’ve had in the past. Even the little ones really enjoy it, they get to make suggestions and stick the tape on,” he said. For full coverage of Australia Day celebrations across the Bellarine and Surf Coast, turn to pages 24 and 25.

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Schools in for Ocean Grove preppies BY TIFFANY PILCHER CLASSROOMS at Ocean Grove Primary School were filled with nerves and anticipation as well as a bunch of new preps on their first day of school yesterday. The day started out with a welcoming assembly for the 90 new prep students who then moved into their classrooms for their first full day of primary education. Each of the school’s smallest students will have an individual learning interview over the next few days and begin regular classes on Wednesday. Principal Darryl Diment said they were all settling

in well so far. “Over the past few years, it seems the kids are more ready to come to school. They come in wanting to learn, write their name and have a go at everything but it is always a little hard on the parents. We just do the best we can to make sure it’s as easy for everyone as possible and these children get access to the best education possible.� Premier Denis Napthine said he was excited for all prep students starting this week. “I want to wish them all the best as they form lifelong friendships, have great adventures and develop a love of learning,� he said.

TOP: Lollipop man Ross Pope makes sure everyone gets to school safely on the first day. ABOVE LEFT: Mum Kate Haze drops Mia off at school with Mia’s younger sister Eva. MIDDLE: Dad and mum Mick and Lynn Corby show prep twins Mietta and Finn where to put their bags. ABOVE RIGHT: Prep student Heidi Evans and her dad Alex pick out her name tag before school starts. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

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Grants help Grove athletes go further BY TIFFANY PILCHER A GROUP of outstanding young Ocean Grove athletes were awarded federal government Local Sporting Champion grants on Friday. The $500 grants will partially reimburse the athletes and their families for travel costs associated with competing in national and international competitions. Of the seven grants handed out in the Corangamite region, three were for Ocean Grove residents. Last year, Tyler Erard, 15, travelled to Darwin for the School Sport Australia Football Championships while Heidi Demeo, 13, came third at the Australian Cross Country Championships in Tasmania. Kristiana Page, 18, is one of the best stand up

paddle boarders in the world and came fifth in the Australia SUP Surfing and Paddle Board Titles in Currumbin in November. Ms Page also came fifth in the world championships in America last year and said it costs around $10,000 each time she competes internationally. “With transporting several boards over six foot, all the paddles, accommodation, flights and everything else it adds up pretty quickly. “It’s great to get the grant because my parents have funded everything so far so it’s nice to get some recognition and help.” Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson presented the grants and said she was pleased to be able to support local young athletes representing their community

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financial pressures. “These grants help our best young athletes compete against their peers from across Australia and internationally.”

Mountain of ideas sought for closing ceremony at mouth THE closing ceremony for a special arts event will be held in Barwon Heads and the local community partner of the event is inviting ideas as to what the ceremony should feature. Mountain to Mouth (M~M), which is a reworking of an event held in May 2009 when water was collected from the mouth of the Barwon River and relayed by foot to Big Rock water hole in the You Yangs, will be held in May 2014. This time the walk will be from mountain to river mouth. M~M is the first of what will be a biennial pilgrimage from the top of the You Yangs to the mouth of the Barwon River. The closing ceremony will be held on the foreshore at Barwon Heads. A community meeting will be held on February 2 at 11am at the Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden to allow the community the opportunity to provide input into this event. Barwon Heads Arts Council is a community partner for M~M and council president Victoria Strachan has accepted a role to coordinate the Ocean Grove resting station and Barwon Heads closing ceremony.

She said artists, individuals and community groups were invited to have input into the closing ceremony at an open meeting at the Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden on Sunday at 11am. “This all-ability walk, based on the enormously popular Mouth to Mountain pilgrimage of 2009, will attract artists, walkers, environmentalists, students and schoolchildren and many others. “It starts at dusk on Friday May 9 and finishes on the beach at dusk on Saturday May 10. “It’s going to be 40 degrees on Sunday so I’m planning lots of homemade lemonade to keep everyone hydrated.” Ms Strachan said participants can walk the entire 12 stage course (a total of 80 kilometres) or just one of the stages (which vary in length from three kilometres to 13 kilometres). Participants can have their M~M passports stamped at resting stations along the route. The stations will also feature a range of arts activities including walking circles, stalls, local produce and artworks. For more information on the meeting contact Victoria Strachan via victoria.strachan@live. com or phone 0427 032 933.

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Leopold Hub scores $500,000 boost BY REBECCA LAUNER

Four pairs of Hooded Plovers attempted to breed along the coastline from 7W Collendina to 42W Connewarre in January. Photo: BRETT DIEHM – TEAM LEADER BARWON COAST CONSERVATION TEAM

First Hooded Plover in a decade takes flight BY REBECCA LAUNER THE first Hooded Plover chick in a decade has fledged thanks to the tireless efforts of conservation workers, volunteers and community members. Barwon Coast manager of community liaison Maddie Glynn said four pairs of hooded plovers attempted to breed along the coastline from 7W Collendina to 42W Connewarre in January and so far, one chick had reached flying stage. “Out of the four nest scrapes, one chick to date has successfully fledged thanks to the tireless efforts of the Barwon Coast Reserve team, the Friends of the Hooded Plovers Bellarine volunteers and you, the community, who put dogs on leads, walked the other way and those that took a general interest in the birds and helped educate others,” Ms Glynn said.

“This is the first chick to reach flying stage over the past decade, so it is an important milestone for us all, but especially the threatened hooded plovers.” Ms Glynn said as soon as the chicks hatched, they left the nest and found food; they were not dependent on the parent birds feeding them. “Each time a person or dog walks within their zone, the chicks drop to hide for protection,” she said. “These survival instincts impacts on the chick’s ability to feed throughout the day preventing them from keeping their energy levels up and exposing them to dehydration and predation.” Ms Glynn said the birds were not out of the woods yet, and encouraged all beach users to still keep a look out for the birds, especially the fledgling that was building up its strength and the chicks east of beach access way 6W.

STAGE one of the Leopold Community Hub will provide a more than $20 million boost to the local economy, creating 63 jobs when it is completed. The state government last week announced $500,000 towards the project, which will see the construction of a multifunction community meeting space with kitchen, outdoor space, toilets and storage. Member for Western Victoria Mr Koch said the construction would form part of a larger community hub that would provide an integrated facility for families with young children. “The five-star hub will be built on Kensington Road land next to the primary school, near public transport and open space,” Mr Koch said. “It will also pave the way for stage two of the

project, which will include the development of a lifelong learning facility and youth space to complement the community space and integrated children’s centre.” Minister for Children and Early Childhood Development Wendy Lovell said it was a fantastic day for Leopold families with a new integrated children’s centre being built next to Leopold Primary School, allowing children to transition smoothly from early childhood education to school. Mr Koch said completing the Leopold Community Hub stage one project would create 24 direct jobs and a further 39 indirect jobs. The state government has now invested $2 million into the almost $9 million project. Mr Koch said stage one of the Leopold Community Hub project would be completed in February 2015.

New toy library open for business A NEW world of play is on offer in Ocean Grove with the opening of the town’s new toy library. Ocean Grove Toy Library will hold a grand opening of its recently completed permanent home at the Boorai Centre this Saturday from 10am to 11am. Families are invited to come along and check out its modern, purpose built premises within the children’s hub and discover the great range of toys on offer. One lucky attendee will win a six-month toy library membership. The toy library has hundreds of educational toys, games and puzzles for children aged up to six to borrow.

With a two-week borrowing period, it’s a great way to keep the kids’ toy selection interesting without spending lots of money. The service will operate during school terms at the Boorai Centre, Shell Road. Its opening hours for term one are Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturday from 10am to 11am. The toy library is a non-profit organisation run by volunteer parents for the benefit of other families in the Ocean Grove area. Go to oceangrovetoylibrabry.org.au or facebook.com/oceangrovetoylibrary for more information, or contact Nicole Mayne on 0419 593 399.

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Event to get growing BY REBECCA LAUNER

A FREE event on the Bellarine on February 9 will show you just how easy and enjoyable it can be to grow your own food. During the Sustainable Living Festival, which runs February 8-23, 14 gardens across Portarlington, Indented Head, Drysdale, Clifton Springs and St Leonards will showcase a wide range of styles, which include traditional, raised beds, no dig, and even aquaponics. You can also see various ways to grow vegies, fertilise soil, compost, gather seeds, manage weeds and pests, and keep chooks. An expo at the Portarlington Primary School Community Garden in Newcombe Street (opposite Parks Hall), will give you event information, gardening advice, demonstrations, tastings, plant and product sales, fresh produce, no-dig planters, music, and a sausage sizzle. A local chook expert will be on hand between 11am and 1pm, while the community garden’s extension will be officially opened about 11am.

Use your map to plan a self-guided ride around your selected Bellarine gardens. Detailed maps will be available from February 1 from the Geelong Sustainability Group website, geelongsustainability.org.au. For any more information contact Vicki on getgrowing3223@gmail.com or 0425 802 116.

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COMMUNITY champions were recognised for their good work at the weekend as part of the 2014 Australia Day Honours List. Several people from across the Geelong region were presented with Order of Australia Medals (OAMs) for their contribution in a range of fields, including sport, education, women’s issues and education. Paralympian and Belmont resident Kelly Cartwright was the most high-profile recipient, honoured for her service to sport as a gold medallist at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Ms Cartwright also won a silver medal in London. Torquay’s Peter Doak also received an OAM for service to sport and to the community of Geelong. Mr Doak has been treasurer of the Olympians Club of Victoria since 1972 and a “learn to swim” coach at

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Kardinia Park Pool for 26 years. Geelong’s father Kevin Dillon was honoured for significant service to the Catholic Church in Australia, to health and social welfare support services, and to veterans. Parish priest at St Mary of the Angels since 2001, Fr Dillon played major roles in establishing Anam Cara House Hospice and the Samaritan House for homeless men. Long-time councillor and former mayor Peter Mercer received his OAM for service to local government, and to the community of Colac-Otway. Professor Malcolm Skilbeck from Drysdale was made an officer (AO) of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to tertiary education as an administrator, researcher and author, and through significant contributions to curriculum development, both nationally and internationally.

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Torquay almost takes the thong gong BY TIFFANY PILCHER WHILE hundreds strapped a thong to their back and hit the beach at Cosy Corner on Sunday, Torquay was pipped at the post in the Haviana Australia Day Thong Challenge. The competition aims to break the world record for the longest line of inflatable thongs in the ocean and raises money for Life Saving Victoria’s nippers programs. Torquay had 1,314 entrants, falling short of Cottesloe Beach’s 2,099 entrants but up on last year’s total of 1,053. Cottesloe Beach smashed its own world record of 2,093 entrants which it set at last year’s event. Mooloolaba came in third with a crowd of 784 and Glenelg was fourth with 379. The surf conditions at North Bondi meant that water activities were cancelled but this didn’t stop the Sydney crowd attempting a world record of their own. Participants hit the sand for a Havaianas thong wave and a sand surfing session instead. Havaianas donated $10 from each local registration to the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club nippers program and the event raised more than $60,000 for Nippers Australia wide. “Beaches around the country were awash with orange today with thousands of enthusiastic participants taking part in what is now considered a true blue

Australia Day tradition. The Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge is all about bringing people together – friends, families and even strangers while raising valuable funds for our participating surf life saving clubs and investing in our future life savers, the nippers,” Havaianas’ Gina Nixon said.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The competition brought friends together for a bit of fun. There were 1,314 participants at the Torquay event. Entrants head towards the water. The Johnson children (L-R) Kane, 10, Evie, 5, Skyla, 3 and Marcus, 12, charge into the water. Photos: PETER MARSHALL.

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Event launch for foundation fighting human trafficking

BY DEAN WEBSTER

GEELONG resident Kristi van Es is set to launch her foundation Offspring at the Geelong Yacht Club in February. Supported by Hayden Real Estate Torquay, the event is to launch a not-for-profit organisation which Kristi founded in early 2013. Called Offspring, it emerged out of her recent campaign, One Hundred for 100, which aimed to raise $100,000 to go towards establishing a women’s shelter for those who have been rescued from sex trafficking. The campaign was a great success, and part of the upcoming launch in February is to recognise the community effort in being able to raise this amount, Ms van Es explained. “We have story after story of teenagers, families, businesses and individuals doing their bit to help and we want to thank them for being a part of it. “We also want to share with everyone the road ahead for Offspring and where we are heading.” Offspring’s mission statement is – Around the world people are being bought, sold and abused.

We exist to tell you about it, empower you to stand against it and help restore the lives of those who have been hurt by it. Offspring’s aim is to create a community in Australia that is more aware of the horror and injustice of sex trafficking and to help them become inspired to be part of the solution. They also want to see young women in India affected by sex trafficking freed from it and instilled with hope for the future, equipped, educated and confident in their value as precious individuals. If you would like to hear more about Offspring or attend the launch, go to trybooking.com/EADC, visit facebook/offspringproject or email info@ offspringproject.org. The event is on February 13 at 7pm at the Geelong Yacht Club, 25 Eastern Beach, Geelong. Tickets are $25 per person and close for sale on the Monday February 3.

Kristi showing the “love” with her friends while attending a women’s conference in Orissa.

Pavement works finished on Surf Coast Highway BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Surf Coast Highway is up and running, with all lanes reopened just in time for the Australia Day long weekend. Pavement repair work on the Torquay-bound side of the highway between McCanns Road and Blackgate Road is complete, and the road was opened with a reduced 60 kilometres per hour speed limit last Thursday. The $3.86 million works included targeted tree trimming and removal, restoration of the old

road, drainage improvements, new line marking, signage and guideposts. Contractor Cilivex returned to the stretch of highway on Tuesday to complete some minor work, including landscaping, installing guard fencing and other safety barriers. VicRoads will monitor traffic movements following the reopening of the lanes throughout the rest of the summer holiday break and review as required to minimise the impact on those travelling to and from the coast.

South Barwon MP Andrew Katos said the project repaired potholes and rough sections of pavement after years of traffic use and heavy rainfall over the past years. “I am delighted that the Surf Coast Highway is open for commuter and tourist traffic that depend on this key route all year around, but it’s particularly good news that with plenty of the summer holiday season left, visitors to the area will also benefit.” These works were funded as part of last year’s state government’s $45 million repair and restore

package, and it has allocated another $170 million to boost road maintenance and restoration works across Victoria. “It has been a priority to ensure this section of the Surf Coast Highway is safe for all road users as it will continue to be the main route from Melbourne to the Surf Coast,” Mr Katos said. Drivers are asked to be alert when travelling through the area and reminded to obey all roadwork signs and speed limits and keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

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Jones’ hoping for home town winning hole-out HOME town boy Steve Jones is chasing the “double” when he competes at the Victorian Open at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links February 2023. Mr Jones won the Victorian Amateur Championship in 2004 before turning pro in 2006 and would love to add the Vic Open to his trophy cabinet and join a list of very famous golfers who have won both Victoria’s amateur and professional championships. Last year, Mr Jones came oh-so-close to winning. Joint leader with just three holes to play, he stumbled with a triple bogey to finish tied sixth, just three shots behind winner. “Ah that’s golf,” he sighed this week after a practice round with Thirteenth Beach club captain Justin O’Brien. “It’s all in the past. My focus is on this year’s event.” Mr Jones, 30, who grew up in Geelong, attended Geelong College and learned his golf at the old Geelong Golf Club, turned pro in 2006 and now plays on the Challenge Tour in Japan, the Australasian Tour and One Asia Tour. Success has been hard earned for the young Victorian, although he has achieved many top 10 finishes with his best result a win on the Getaway Tour in the US in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2008. Currently he is home with his wife Katie and five-month-old son Jackson for the four-event Australasian Tour in February, beginning with the Victorian PGA at Heritage Golf Club in the Yarra Valley, the Queensland PGA, the Vic Open at Thirteenth Beach followed by the New Zealand Open. This year, Mr Jones will have the backing of his mum and dad, Trevor and Christa, who live at Gnarwarre, as well as Katie and Jackson. Meanwhile, he’s practising almost daily at

Thirteenth Beach, his home away from home as he prepares for the big one. “I love it here. The quality of the courses is just

sensational. Compared to many of the courses we play on various tours, Thirteenth Beach is outstanding.

“I know the courses rank very, very highly in Australia but they’re also up there with some of the best courses in the world.”

Steve Jones on the practice green at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links.

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Shire signs maintenance memorandum with Barwon Park BY JAMES TAYLOR

Revhead roar Revheads and car enthusiasts can get their fix before the weekend this week when a Gulf Western Oil Ford AU Supercharged Sedan rolls into town tomorrow morning. Autropro Torquay will be showcasing the car at 1B Baines Crescent from 8.30am to 11am. All welcome to come along and have a photograph taken with the car, hear its roar and enjoy some giveaways but get in quick because stocks are limited.

THE Surf Coast Shire has formalised its relationship with Barwon Park by signing a memorandum of understanding about the maintenance of the historic Winchelsea property. Built in 1871, the 42-room bluestone mansion is the only National Trust building in the entire Surf Coast Shire, and is reliant on volunteers for staffing and maintenance. The council has previously provided ad hoc support at the property – including grading of the driveway, slashing and moving – but the management of Barwon Park requested that the council consider providing formalised, ongoing support. Services suggested to be provided by the council included grading the driveway four times a year, pruning, weed management, cleaning, rubbish collection, advocacy and promotion. The memorandum, which comes into effect on February 1 and ends on January 31, 2017, will

provide a support package capped at $5,000 per year. The shire’s support will be recognised with the display of the council’s logo on Barwon Park signage, acknowledgement in Barwon Park’s printed materials, and use of the property free of charge for meetings or similar events four times a year. Councillors unanimously adopted the memorandum at their meeting on Tuesday. Winchelsea ward councillor Heather Wellington said Barwon Park was a hub for tourism events in the town, including the annual Age of Gunpower festival. Barwon Park’s original owners, Thomas and Elizabeth Austin, are both famous, but for different reasons – Elizabeth for being the founder of the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, and Thomas (more infamously) for introducing rabbits to Australia. The other Winchelsea ward councillor, Rod Nockles, made a light-hearted defence of Thomas Austin, noting that he had farmed 29,000 acres over a 40-year period.

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FOR a little over a year, the aroma of fresh, locally roasted coffee has been popping up in homes across the Surf Coast. It’s being handcrafted and personally delivered to customers’ doors and if you haven’t yet enjoyed an Ocean Grind coffee, your taste buds will thank you the day you do. Ocean Grind is a combination of its creator Mark Clatworthy’s two main passions – the coast and good coffee. The urge to roast coffee was sparked when backpacking through Central America in 2006. “We came across a café in Nicaragua and they were roasting their own coffee, and I became really intrigued,” Mr Clatworthy said. “When we got home I kept pursuing fresh coffee – and started looking into home roasting. “I ended up getting a small roasting machine and began sharing my coffee with family and friends. “I’ve really enjoyed the process of trying beans from different countries, to seeing the impact of different roast profiles on the beans.” Mr Clatworthy then decided to get serious about roasting and invested in a larger machine from Turkey. Ocean Grind now has a dedicated list of subscribers who love having fresh coffee delivered to their door and the opportunity to experience a range of different bean origins. “People say they have been enjoying the variety. “I create blends to appeal to an array of tastes, and it’s a constant refining process. “I’m always working on it and always wanting to get new beans in. I choose the beans carefully, dependent on whether I’m after a certain flavour or

characteristic, and experiment with the temperature and length of the roast.” Mr Clatworthy records all his roast data to ensure consistent results. The present Ocean Grind range includes ebb and flow espresso, the organic blend, tranquilla (Swiss water decaf) and an everchanging single origin or blend of the month. Ocean Grind’s business ethos is centred on sustainability borne out of connection to the coastline. “The coffee bags I use are 100 per cent compostable, as I wanted to avoid adding plastic waste to the environment. “I’m also wary of where the beans come from, whether the estates are using sustainable farming practices and looking after their workers.” Mr Clatworthy expressed his gratitude for a few of the local Surf Coast businesses supporting his product. “A couple of local cafés have started serving my coffee which is really exciting and the feedback from customers has been great.” You can find Ocean Grind coffee at Swell Café in Jan Juc, Cafe Moby’s new coffee station, Nightjar Festivals in Torquay and Geelong and Elvis Parsley in Ocean Grove. Bags are also available for purchase at those venues plus Peach’s Torquay and Angahook Café Anglesea. Ocean Grind has launched a website to help make the ordering process easier for the home coffee lover. Why not take your taste buds on a journey with a three-month subscription of freshly roasted Ocean Grind coffee, delivered free to your door? Head d to oceangrind.com.au or find Ocean Grind on Facebook.

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Young Torquay surfers take on world champs BY REBECCA LAUNER A YOUNG squad of Torquay surfers battled it out against some of the world’s best last weekend at Cronulla. The Torquay Boardriders Club team finished 12th with 2,350 points at the inaugural Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle National Final, which also included world champion surfers such as Stephanie Gilmore and Joel Parkinson. But while the squad didn’t take out any of the top spots, team manager Cahill Bell-Warren said his surfers brought home a world of experience. “This is the first time we’ve taken juniors interstate, which was an experience in itself,” BellWarren said. “The junior girls were competing against surfers, who compete on the world tour, but just by giving it a go they learn so much watching and surfing beside them. “Everyone did their job in the team and we can’t ask for any more than that.” Bell-Warren said the competition had given

the Torquay Boardriders Club squad incredible confidence and highlighted the depth of the club. The 13th Beach Boardriders came in at 13th position with 2,150 points, while Snapper Rocks Surfriders Club won with 3,780 points, ahead of Elouera Boardriders Club, which had 3,250 points, Merewether Surfboard Club with 3,020 points and Queenscliff Boardriders Club with 2,870 points. The all-star Queensland team consisted of fivetime ASP World Champion Stephanie Gilmore, 2012 ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson, ASP World Tour surfer Mitch Crews, former pro tour surfer Jay Phillips, leading pro junior Mitch Parkinson and top juniors Holly-Sue Coffey and Quinn Bruce. Sixteen of Australia’s top clubs qualified for the weekend’s event, which was the culmination of the biggest grassroots boardriders event series in Australian surfing history with more than $100,000 in prize money. It involved local clubs in seven state qualifying Five times ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore helped steer her beloved boardriding club rounds and culminated in this weekend’s two-day Snapper Rocks Surfriders to overall victory at the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle in Cronulla. Photo: SURFING AUSTRALIA/DUFFUS National Final at North Cronulla.

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BY REBECCA LAUNER AN ORGANISATION which provides inspiration, motivation and advice to entrepreneurs has launched chapters in Geelong and the Surf Coast. The Entrepreneurs Organisation, one of the world’s largest and most respected destinations for business founders, is holding an information night next week. The organisation provides monthly exclusive events with inspiration, motivation and educational leaders from the business, philanthropic, sporting and political arenas and also provides its

members a monthly group session, commonly seen by members as having their own personal board of advisors. Entrepreneurs Organisation, an invite only organisation catering for business founders with companies generating in excess of US$1 million annually, is considered the go-to destination for over 10,000 entrepreneurs across 40 countries. President of the Melbourne chapter Gary Rose said he couldn’t wait to see all members benefit from having more shared experiences in the membership pool to further enrich their own business, personal, family and community lives.

“There are some incredible entrepreneurs spread across our great state and with the fantastic health of our metropolitan membership, we wanted to open up the combined knowledge and experiences across Victoria,” he said. “While the medium term vision is to open up to all Victorian regions, the demand to be present in Geelong and the Surf Coast has really been overwhelming,” he said. The Entrepreneurs Organisation – for entrepreneurs only – is a membership organisation designed to engage leading entrepreneurs to

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Kids kick goals in Torquay BY TIFFANY PILCHER A GROUP of local children have been learning to bend it better than Beckham at the Surf Coast Football Club’s summer soccer clinic over the school holidays. Throughout the football clinic, about 50 children undertook targeted training sessions and played several games each day to improve skills and knowledge of the game. The final game last Thursday was followed with an awards ceremony for the most outstanding players in a range of categories. Codie Major and Finn Murphy won most improved awards and Kane Shum, Lilly Guest and Codie Purcell won most impressive player awards. Simon Kull and Kye Adornetto were named best sportsmen and Harrison Jablonski and Jamie van

Den Berg won awards for best attitude. The clinic ran two days a week for three weeks from January 6 and Surf Coast Football Club technical director Mick Cooper said it was a huge success. “We’re really pleased with the numbers and the amount of interest we’ve received. “The kid’s attitude has been really impressive also. They’ve been fantastic to work with.” He said he hoped many of the children would continue playing with them in the upcoming season. “We want them to fall in love with the game and carry it on and keep playing,” he said. “They all loved it and got really involved and that’s a positive thing for them as well as the sport. “Getting more kids involved like this is a great way to build up the local club and get people participating and enjoying playing soccer.”

Jan Juc Coast Action volunteers receive Coastal Moonah Woodland assessment training from local botanist Luke Hynes back in June.

Groups conserve Coastal Moonah BY JAMES TAYLOR

Surf Coast Football Club technical director Mick Cooper (back row far left), with coaches Noah Barker (back row second from left) and Jack Taylor (back row far right), with Torquay’s newest batch of upcoming soccer stars at the club’s summer clinic last week.

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BY TIFFANY PILCHER OWL Eyes has a critically acclaimed album, numerous hit singles and has been asked to tour at some of the biggest festivals in the world. Somehow, the indie pop performer fit this all in before spending her 23rd birthday on stage at the Falls Festival in Byron Bay this year. This weekend Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine fans will have the chance to catch her live when she performs at the Great Australian Beer Festival. Originally from Werribee and starting out at 17 as a finalist on Australian Idol, Owl Eyes, aka Brooke Addamo, is in strong demand as a solo performer and she’s also becoming the queen of collaborations. Her work with Illy on “It Can Wait” introduced many to her saccharine vocals and endearing vulnerability. She has built on this with DJ outfit Flight Facilities, with whom she is becoming more and more of a permanent fixture. Together, they are heading to California in April to perform at Coachella which is widely regarded by artists and fans as the holy grail of music festivals. “It’s one of those festivals I’ve always wanted to play so I’m really excited – especially to be doing it with Flight Facilities,” Addamo said. “We work together really well and I love what they’re doing. We were friends for a while before we collaborated so it’s grown into something that I really appreciate. “It’s been really cool to be able to work with other people and have a few different projects going at once so I don’t get bored with one idea.” Working solo as Owl Eyes, she spent the better part of two years perfecting her first album, Nightswim, which she released last year to widespread applause. “When you’re in something like that you’ve got no idea what’s going to happen because you’re so immersed in it,” she said.

“I knew I was really happy with the result and how it all went so I was hoping other people would like it but I didn’t expect anything but it’s really opened doors for me here and overseas.” The international attention she received for Nightswim has presented her with some huge opportunities including a slot at one of the biggest music conferences in the world, Austin’s SXSW and a wider US tour. But before she goes and as a freshly converted beer drinker, she’s looking forward to expanding her knowledge in the area. “I only started drinking beer last year, before that I’d hated it all my life! “Sometimes that’s all you get on the rider so I got into it a bit more. “I really like craft beers now and lighter beers because I don’t feel like I’ve eaten a loaf of bread. I’m hoping after this I’ll know my way around a brewery a bit better.” The Great Australian Beer Festival will be held at Geelong Racecourse on February 1. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit gabfgeelong.com.au.

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More big acts to play at the bay BY TIFFANY PILCHER WITH only four weeks to go until the Apollo Bay Music Festival, the line-up keeps getting hotter. The genre defying US acoustic blues-hop master Erik Schrody, also known as Everlast, is visiting the bay as part of his first Australian tour in more than 10 years. After a little tune called “Jump Around” created with House of Pain launched him as a hip hop artist he went solo and released his chart busting 1998 album Whitey Ford Sings the Blues. This album featured the massive hits “What It’s Like” and “Ends”. The follow up Eat at Whiteys also had a huge hit in “Black Jesus”. Both albums sold millions of copies worldwide and were nominated for Grammy awards. In 2000, he won a Grammy for his song “Put Your Lights On” with Carlos Santana. Influenced by artists as varied as Neil Young and Run DMC, his ability to mix stories with beats and acoustic guitars has been the trademark that has inspired many an artist to follow in his footsteps. He has since collaborated with Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, Run DMC Snoop Dogg aka Snoop

Lion and his latest record The Life Acoustic includes stripped back versions of his extensive back catalogue. Audiences can expect all that and more when he performs at Apollo Bay with a number of special guests. Joining Schrody will be the highly acclaimed Melbourne band The Basics, featuring Grammy award winning Gotye on drums. The band first formed in 2002 and after a three year hiatus they regrouped last year to tour and release a new record, My Brain's Off (And I Like It). Known as one of Australia’s best bands and live performers, their set will be an absolute must-see at the festival. Other acts announced this week include New Zealand’s Mel Parsons, swinging sensations Leigh Barker and The New Sheiks and Halfway will be joining Nick Barker for a special one off show. The Apollo Bay Music Festival is on from February 28 to March 2 and tickets and accommodation options are available now. Head to apollobaymusicfestival.com for tickets, the full line-up and more information.

US hip hop and blues superstar Erik Schrody, also known as Everlast, has been announced to perform at the Apollo Bay Music Festival next month.

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Raw-ing with laughter in Geelong FLEDGLING comedians will again sweat it out in Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s drama theatre as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Raw Comedy competition heads out in search of the next comedy star. Local comics will gag, joke, mimic and cringe in the Geelong qualifying heat on February 22. Amid the tears (of laughter), the tragedy and triumphs, one newcomer will emerge as champion, and pocket the ultimate prize of a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Raw Comedy is Australia’s biggest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition, and has been running as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival since 1996. Past Raw winners and finalists include Chris Lilley, Josh Thomas, Hannah Gadsby, Wil Anderson, Peter Helliar, Claire Hooper and Tim Minchin. In recent years, Geelong’s own Jonathan Schuster won the Raw Comedy national title and went on to perform at Edinburgh’s comedy competition, So You Think You’re Funny?, making it to the semi-final against the world’s best up-and-coming comedians. Schuster is now a regular on the local comedy circuit. So, can someone from Geelong take out the title again this year? The Geelong heat will be hosted by Adam Rozenbachs, a regular of the Melbourne stand-up comedy circuit who has supported Dave Hughes and Adam Hills on national tours.

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Life’s a Babich OVER the last three weeks or so we’ve been delving into alternate white grape varieties and the like as its summer and we all love a fresh chilled glass, right? So this week I thought we’d get back to basics and see what one of the stalwarts of the New Zealand wine industry – Babich Wines – is all about and check out their much-famed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Babich Wines was founded in 1916 by young Croatian immigrant Josip Babich in the Henderson Valley Auckland, planting the first vineyard in 1912 on terraces above the Kaikino Swamp Gum Field where Josip and his three brothers worked hard to save up money to extend their small acreage where they also grew a small orchard, producing their first wine in 1916 under the Babich Brothers label. Over the ensuing years the business slowly grew and extended its vineyard holdings with Josip’s sons also joining the business. It wasn’t until the relatively recent era that things really took off for the company, the 70s saw them purchasing grapes from the Gisborne region and the old winery received a much needed modern upgrade in winery equipment. The 80s saw the winery export for the first time into Europe – significant milestone for Josip – and further investment in new wine regions such as the important Gimblett Gravels region in Hawke’s Bay. Sadly, this decade also saw Josip’s passing at age 87. The 90s saw further expansion as the company, under Josip’s son’s leadership, exported to the UK, Australia, Canada and more countries in Europe, winning many awards along the way. Further investment was made in a new bottling hall and vineyards in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough as demand for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc really started to gather momentum leading to more investments in Marlborough vineyards and wineries to maximise the production in the South Island in the early 2000s. Recent acquisitions in more vineyards, a new winery, UK distribution and organic certification sees the company setting itself for the next phase of their evolution as they approach their centenary celebrations. So here’s to Josip and his amazing life’s work, and the Babich family who continue to uphold their winemaking traditions and move forward into the future. Life’s a Babich indeed!

a real purity to the fruit on display and good line and length to borrow from the cricketer’s vernacular. The acidity is well balanced and the juicy, mouth-watering flavours simply dance across the palate, finishing with a lightness and freshness that confirms Babich’s place as one of the top producer’s of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The winemakers have really captured those bright, intensely lifted aromatics at harvesting, simply fermenting the grape juice in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures to harness the freshness and liveliness of the fruit. There’s also a hint of mid palate creaminess to flesh out the mouth-feel making this super value and super summer drinking!

Rod Baard in a scene from The Ninja: Immovable Heart.

Local Ninja film to premiere here BY JAMES TAYLOR A FEATURE film created by Geelong resident Rob Baard that was financed and shot in Geelong will have its world premiere here next month. The Ninja: Immovable Heart is the first fulllength movie in The Ninja series, and will make its big-screen debut at Village Cinemas Geelong on February 8. The red carpet premiere will feature a New York police car and replica Mad Max Interceptor car, which were both used at the film. Rob Baard is the creator, producer and co-director of the film, which has been described as a cross between The Bourne Identity and The Dark Knight Trilogy. He also plays the star of the film, Reeve – a member of an elite covert group believed no longer to exist – who is captured, beaten and brutally tortured by the very governments he used to work for.

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With the help of an old mentor, Reeve must strip himself away to rid himself of the emerging demons of his past, so that he may understand the core essence of Ninjitsu; the Ninja’s immovable heart. It is only then he will remember how and why he was captured, and what he is meant to do before time runs out and his captors discover why he is really there. More than 270 people worked on the film, and 90 per cent of its budget was spent in Victoria. The Ninja: Immovable Heart was shot on various locations in the Geelong region, including Deakin University’s Waterfront and Waurn Ponds campuses, The Sphinx, Graincorp, The Mill in Pakington Street, Corio Villa on the waterfront, and at Hot Shots in Anakie. Baard said the movie had already received several offers of contracts for screening in the United States, which the production team was reviewing. Head to theninjamovies.com for more information on the film.

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More than fair performance The work of local artist Margaret Torney’s Evening Sky (LEFT) and (RIGHT) Moyra Le Blanc Smith’s Sturt’s Desert Pea right) will be exhibited at Eagles Nest Fine Art Gallery in February.

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Port Fairy Folkie finalised BY TIFFANY PILCHER AS WE move closer to March the final tickets have been released and the final line-up announcement has been made for the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival. From Ireland, the Oscar award-winning Glen Hansard of The Frames and The Swell Season and folk artist Lisa O’Neill round out the international acts. As a solo artist, Hansard is revered as an intense and electric live performer and his commitment to his writing and shows is legendary. Lisa O’Neill moved to Dublin at 18 to study music full-time and her singular voice, witty lyrics and observations on modern Irish life fast gained her popularity. Those who have already seen her play can testify that O’Neill’s live performances are beguiling affairs filled with banter and old-style folk intimacy. Closer to home, Aussies including country music star Beccy Cole, Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission, Normie Rowe and The Playboys have been added to the bill. If you like the sound of these acts and those already announced get your tickets fast. The first three ticket releases have now sold out and the festival is set to sell out completely. The Port Fairy Folk Music Festival will be held from March 7 to 10, head to portfairyfolkfestival. com for tickets and the full line-up.

ABOVE: Revered Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard has been named in the final line-up announcement for the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival in March. LEFT: Lisa O’Neil was among the final line-up announcement for Port Fairy Folk Festival.

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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 now for 2014: Certificate III in Education Support Certificate III in Business Admin (medical) Certificate IV in Youth Work

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

ST LEONARDS Bellarine Community Health

101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove Mondays - Hairdressing by appointment, 1pm Crazy Whist Tuesdays - 1.15pm Indoor Bowls and Snooker Thursdays - 1pm Card Games and Snooker Thursdays - 1pm Card Games and Snooker As well as many other monthly activities. For more information phone 5255 2996

Free meetings Torquay Philosophy

FRIDAYS Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

3 Tobin Drive next to the Pilot’s Jetty. Phone for a program to be sent to you on 5258 3367. Or email qnhouse@fastmail.fm

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WEDNESDAYS Coastal Sound Children’s & Youth Choir

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2nd Sunday of the month-January 12th-April 13th Stall Holders welcome Phone 0418 379 245

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Uniting Church Worship 9:30am at Uniting Church, 27 Anderson Street. www.surfcoast.ucaweb.com.au

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

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

MONDAYS Torquay Ladies Probus Club Meets every third Monday 10am at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Price Street.

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

Bells Beach Christian Church Surfcoast Shire Grant Pavilion, Merrijig Drive Go to www.bbcc.com.au

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11.30am-1.30pm (no school holidays) Call Carrie on 5267 2028 or email winchelseatoylibrary@gmail.com

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Money problems that weren’t resolved in 2013 could resurface and demand to be addressed. Sweeping them under the carpet won’t solve anything… now’s the time to bite the bullet and make some firm decisions, especially if joint finances are involved. On the weekend, a loved one tells you something in confidence but can a talkative Sagittarian be trusted to keep a secret?

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You can become so obsessed with minor details that you lose sight of the bigger picture. Mercury is now visiting Pisces, which helps you view things from a broader and more intuitive perspective. But Mercury also starts reversing through your love zone on Friday, so a romantic relationship may feel as if it’s going backwards. Patience is the key to managing any partnership problems.

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Take setbacks in your stride Twins… especially when Mercury goes into retrograde mode from Friday through until March 1. Take the time to doublecheck all travel arrangements, and expect some frustrating problems with cars or computers over the next three weeks. Your adaptable approach will help you sail through annoying hitches and glitches that inevitably come along.

The secret to Scorpio success at the moment is learning to let go, as you keep what’s working in your life and discard what isn’t. Opportunities for growth will come from close friends and local contacts, as you sort out who really has your best interests at heart. With Mercury going retro on Friday it’s time to reboot relationships, freshen up friendships and restructure your routine.

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The life/work juggle is challenging, as you take on extra professional responsibilities or look for more satisfying employment. If you rearrange your priorities, then you’ll meet with less resistance. Leo rules the heart and you have so much love and joy to give. Your inspirational quote for the week is from Charles Dickens born on February 7, 1812 “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

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Are work or relationship challenges gradually wearing you down? This week, the more you resist, the more the problems will persist. It’s time to shed the dead wood in your life so you can move on. Your motto for the next seven days? Go with the flow and learn to let go! Thursday is the best day of the week to mix business with pleasure, as the stars boost your Bull confidence and charisma.

Is money too tight to mention? Librans love luxury but now’s the time to hunker down, conserve your financial resources and eliminate the superfluous from your life. One way to boost your bank balance is by starting a small home-based business. Turn your passion into profit! On Thursday, you’ll feel fabulously flirtatious as you bask in the glow of love, romance, friendship and popularity.

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This week you’ll worry about doing things 100 per cent correctly but don’t expect others to share your passion for perfection. They’ll be too busy dealing with their own problems, peccadillos and obsessions! Expect some communication chaos over the weekend, as Mercury reverses through your talking, texting and tweeting zone. So make sure you send the right message to the right person!

Mercury starts reversing through your money zone on Friday so prepare for financial frustrations via money mix-ups; banking bungles, lost credit cards or forgotten pin numbers! You’re at your controversial best on Sunday, as you turn a few heads and ruffle a few feathers. Your motto for the week is from fellow Aquarian Bob Marley “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”

Being adaptable is what’s needed at the moment – and that is your Piscean specialty. One month into the New Year, take a long hard look at your aspirations for 2014. Do you need to tweak them to make them a more honest reflection of the real you? And don’t sell yourself short – with Neptune moving through your sign, it’s time to believe in yourself and aim for the stars!


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BOOK REVIEW WITH GREAT ESCAPE BOOKS

A Constellation of Vital The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Phenomena by Anthony Marra THIS beautiful and haunting novel was one of my favourite books of 2013. The story takes place in war-torn snowy mountains of Chechnya, with local guerrillas fighting corrupt Russian troops. However, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be concerned if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know much about the Chechen conflict with Russia. The richly luminous storytelling will utterly mesmerise you, as will the three central characters: Havaa, the spookily insightful little girl who has the commonsense to flee Russian soldiers when her father is abducted; Akhmed, the humane villager who saves Havaa; and Sonja, the tough minded city doctor who runs a hospital in a bombed out city and reluctantly shelters Havaa. With the storyline set over just five critical days, the central cast of characters gradually grows as you meet the rest of the villagers: Akhmedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Havaaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Sonjaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, and other residents in the village of Eldar, each of them with a story to tell. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra was shortlisted for theWashington Postâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Ten Books of the Year and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A truly superb and illuminating read.

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SUE Monk Kidd, the author of the popularly acclaimed The Secret Life of Bees, revisits slavery and the rights of women and their fight to have their voices recognised in the deep American south of the 1800s. The story opens in the grand house of Sarah GrimkĂŠ, one of the many children of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;missusâ&#x20AC;?, a wealthy white woman who runs her household with a mixture of the lash and a twisted kind of caring. Sarah GrimkĂŠ is the middle daughter in the large family. Her mother calls her â&#x20AC;&#x153;difficultâ&#x20AC;?, her father calls her â&#x20AC;&#x153;remarkableâ&#x20AC;?. Sarah, who longs to be a lawyer, is to her horror gifted a slave her own age, wrapped up in lavender bow, upon her 11th birthday. A slave she will possess for the rest of her life. She frantically thinks of various means to give Hetty (Handful) back to Hettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother Charlotte. When all else fails she promises Charlotte that she will one day free her. So begins the start of a remarkable friendship and a kind a sisterhood between a slave and her mistress that will span most of their life. Vividly portrayed, The Invention of Wings is a soaring, beautiful and ultimately uplifting novel based upon the true story of Handful, her mistress Sarah and her sister Nina, who in the early 1800s became the first female slavery abolition agents.

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New campaign says think UV not heat SUNSMART is warning Victorians in Torquay to Slip Slop Slap Seek and Slide whatever the weather this summer in a new print advertising campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Think UV not Heat campaign, funded by the Victorian state government, aims to remind people in Torquay that even when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool or cloudy; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still at risk of getting sunburnt,â&#x20AC;? SunSmart manager Sue Heward said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many people mistakenly believe that they only need sun protection on hot, sunny days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, not heat, is the major cause of sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer. UV cannot be seen or felt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like the sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s light which we see, or the sunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s warmth which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging without us knowing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So far this summer the weather has varied

between extremely hot 40 degree days to cool and cloudy but since December the UV has remained extreme for most of the day. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t protect yourself from the sun you can burn in just 11 minutes at this time of year, so remember to think UV not neat.â&#x20AC;? Ms Hewardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice to Torquay residents who want to avoid the damaging UV rays, is to check the sun protection times each day. They can be found in the weather section of some newspapers or on the free SunSmart app, and always use a combination of sun protection measures during the sun protection times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another tip is to keep sunscreen near the door so you remember to take it with you when you are out and about. You can also set the sunscreen reapplication reminder on the SunSmart app when you go outside, to help you stay protected,â&#x20AC;? Ms Heward said. In another exciting development SunSmart

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FOLLOWING a recent spate of measles cases being reported in a number of Australian states, NPS MedicineWise has reminded parents to check whether their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immunisations are up to date before they head back to school next week. NPS MedicineWise clinical adviser Dr Andrew Boyden said that measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can travel freely across borders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Widespread vaccination has made measles a relatively rare infection in Australia, but outbreaks can still occur and we have seen some cases here in recent months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In most cases the infection has been caught overseas, brought home and spread to others who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immunised.â&#x20AC;? Measles causes fever and a full-body rash, and can also have serious complications like pneumonia and brain inflammation (encephalitis). It is a leading cause of death in young children worldwide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vaccination is the best protection against measles, and because of these recent cases in Australia, NPS MedicineWise is urging parents to check their children have had their recommended childhood vaccinations.

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Discovering â&#x20AC;&#x153;inner zingâ&#x20AC;? a numbers game BY BARBARA GRACE

KNOWING three numbers could help you manage change, maintain motivation and return your inner zing â&#x20AC;˘ Change happens for two reasons: to avoid pain or get more pleasure. Think of the carrot-and -stick approach â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we usually need both to motivate change. â&#x20AC;˘ The rule of three says most people are threetime convincers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; meaning you need three reasons to change, three ways to get what you want and three alternatives to consider. â&#x20AC;˘ You may need seven real attempts at change to hardwire new pathways in your brain because your brain defaults to the path of least resistance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;if it ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t broke donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fix itâ&#x20AC;?. Your brain consumes about 20 per cent of your energy. It considers building neural pathways hard work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just like doing a hundred push-ups is unless youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been training. Below are three tools to help you break-through barriers to change and rediscover your inner zing: 1. Get out of your head Your brain rarely switches off. Yet you can

distract the part that worries, triggers stress or talks negatively. Exercise and changing focus helps, so does engaging your creative brain. Churchill started painting at 40 as a distraction. Einstein and Da Vinci both kept visual journals to explore questions, ideas and record observations. 2. Build emotion around change Advertisers use emotive images to activate your imagination: placing you in a new car, feeling the smoothness of younger newly buffed skin or the freedom of travelling the world. Ads come wrapped in layers of music, action and colours aimed to excite. They engage you through subtle subliminal suggestion. DIY by creating a vision board with images of whatever you desire. Keep it nearby to maintain motivation. Visualise it as a mental advert often. 3. Explore the real issue If considering a gym membership, starting a diet, giving up cigarettes etcetera ask yourself: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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Seaside most popular break THE beach is by far the most popular holiday destination requested by cancer patients and carers who are in desperate need of a short break away. About 95 per cent of the people who access Cancer Council Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday Break program request accommodation by the beach with the most popular spots proving to be: â&#x20AC;˘ The Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast (including Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Torquay and Lorne) â&#x20AC;˘ Mornington Peninsula (Sorrento, Portsea, Blairgowrie and Flinders) These areas are ideal as for many Victorians they are within comfortable driving distance to home as well as to treating hospitals. The third most popular areas are Warrnambool and Port Fairy. The Holiday Break program matches holiday home owners with families affected by cancer. This means they can share quality time with loved ones away from the hectic schedule of medical appointments and cancer treatment, and at no cost. Nicola Quin, director of Cancer Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategy and support division, said the scheme provided people with a desperately needed holiday when it would normally be out of reach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a time when someone can need a break more than ever, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a time thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incredibly expensive and stressful so people are less likely to be able to afford a holiday or be in a position to organise one. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recipients of the program are always so overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude that a stranger could be so kind as to donate accommodation to make holidaying with their loved ones possible.â&#x20AC;? As one husband put it: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had gone through the initial stage of shock at receiving the diagnosis and we quickly became absorbed by medical appointment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It had got to the stage where we were finding it difficult to cope, and (would) become frustrated and short tempered.â&#x20AC;? Last year, the Cancer Council matched 47 people up with property owners across the state. For more information on the program, or to offer property call 13 11 20.

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Local surfers to take on Toll at Gunnamatta

THE opening event of the three event Toll Victorian Open Series presented by Be the Influence and HIF is set to kick off at Gunnamatta Ocean Beach on the Mornington Peninsula this weekend. The best Victorian surfers – both experienced competitors and young up and coming juniors – will compete at the event Reigning Victorian champion and former World Tour competitor Glyndyn Ringrose (Phillip Island) will be back to defend his title at the open ocean beach. Ringrose used his experience in solid beach breaks to good effect last year when he won the Gunnamatta event. All competitors will be fighting it out for a spot in the Rip Curl Pro pre-trials with the winner of each of the east coast and Phillip Island rounds granted a spot in the world famous event along with 2013 Bells Beach round winner, Cahill Bell-Warren. Joining Ringrose will be seasoned WQS competitor and 2013 Rip Curl Pro Trials winner Jack Perry (Jan Juc), Todd Rosewall (Jan Juc), Stephen Noble (Cape Paterson), Michael Barber (Mornington Peninsula) and Carl Wright (Phillip Island). In the women’s side of the draw, WQS surfer and 2013 Toll Victorian Open Champion Georgia Fish (Flinders) will be the one to beat surfing at her home break of Gunnamatta. She will come up against up-and-coming junior Jemima Hutchins (Barwon Heads) as well as former State Junior Champion Kelly Laity (Sandy Point) and Tabby Vockler (Mount Eliza). Official swell forecaster, Coastalwatch PLUS are predicting a medium sized swell across the weekend with the potential for 4-5 foot of swell with light offshore winds in the morning and sea breezes developing throughout the day on Saturday. The Toll Victorian Open Series is presented by Be the Influence and HIF and supported by VicHealth, Team Up and Play it Safe by the Water. Heat draws will be available at surfingvic.com this afternoon. The second and third Toll Victorian Open series dates and locations are Phillip Island March 1-2 and Bells Beach September 6-7.

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WITH TORQUAY BOWLS CLUB AND now for some seriously exciting news: a working bee has been called for this Sunday (February 2) to start returning the club’s goods and chattels that have been in storage. What this means is that we are just about to have our seriously impressive new premises handed over by the builders. Chairman Des Bruhn asks anyone who can spare a couple of hours and/or has a ute, van or small truck to get in touch so he can work out who needs to go where to get what! The site is being cleared away daily and the removal of much of the security fencing last week gave a far better impression of what we are blessed with in the new digs. There may be a few who will miss the Big Top and its resident clowns but a lot of them were never there when the Taylor Park Cascades were in full flood. Back on the green, everyone is soldiering on and we are likely to have several teams featuring in finals in a month or so. The superstars of the season so far have been the Mid Week Division 2 and Division 3 teams which were both sitting at the top of their respective league tables after the weekend and would

TOP: Jan Juc’s Jack Perry in action on the east coast. ABOVE: Barwon Heads’ Jemima Hutchins is competing in Toll Victorian Open Series women’s draw.

have to be nobbled to fail to get among the March action. Unfortunately, the other two Mid Week teams – in Divisions 5 and 7 – are languishing a little and face a struggle to avoid relegation. In the Saturday pennant, the Division 1 team have had a couple of narrow wins since the Christmas break and hold third spot with every chance of yet another finals appearance. The Division 3 side also have revitalised themselves and hold fourth spot, while Division 5 are fifth and on the cusp of March action. The Division 7s have had a battle all year to get squad consistency and are fighting to avert relegation, while Division 9 and Division 10 are both on the edge of finals play and need just a couple strokes of luck to get them through. On the social front, the Wednesday and Thursday Twilighters continue their fun times, with some of the players getting to the point where they could easily step up to pennant. This is a highly pleasing situation for the club with an eye to the future. And what a future it will be with our new clubhouse and all it offers.

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MY BIG CATCH WITH GARRY KERR

FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA

Dave with a nice crayfish and green lip abalone taken off Anglesea by a licensed recreational fisherman.

Some pinkies and the odd snapper continue to be caught offshore Gummy shark catches continue for those out in boats Still reports of leatherjackets and salmon off Point Roadknight Salmon continue to be caught off most local beaches Some whiting have been caught on local inshore reefs Painkalac Creek has produced some nice bream Some mulloway have been caught off the beach ranging from 70 centimetres plus. 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

Still plenty of salmon being caught off local beaches Those fishing offshore continue to catch snapper, pinkies, gummy shark and couta with some flathead still around. Johanna Beach is still fishing well with good numbers of gummy shark being caught Rock fishing is still seeing some sweep and King George whiting being caught The harbour is producing grass whiting, King George whiting, mullet and squid The Aire River is in flood. For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay, contact Steve or Jen, who will be more than pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.

BARWON HEADS

Bream continue in the river Some catches of Trevally are still being reported Still some snapper and pinkies offshore Some gummy shark are also being caught.

TORQUAY

Still the odd pinkie being taken offshore Whiting in close on the grass beds Some flathead being caught by those in boats Salmon continue to be caught off most local beaches Bream continue to be caught 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-todate information available, phone 5264 8207.

QUEENSCLIFF

St Leonards continues to produce whiting, squid with gummy shark and snapper also being reported Swan Bay is still seeing plenty of garfish with some flathead also being taken Point Lonsdale is receiving reports of some pinkies and salmon The White Lady continues to produce salmon whiting and the odd cuttlefish The creek continues with trevally, small salmon and some mullet.

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FISHERIES officers and police are proving to be a formidable obstacle to would-be abalone thieves targeting Port Phillip Bay. Over the past week, six men have been apprehended and are facing serious charges after allegedly being caught with hundreds of abalone in three separate incidents. In the first, water police patrolling Port Phillip Bay on jet skis near Point Ormond last Friday intercepted a 40-year-old Norlane man while he was scuba diving and seized a large catch-bag of abalone. Fisheries officers called to the scene inspected the catch-bag and allegedly found a total of 312 abalone shucked meats. Central Victorian waters were closed for the taking of abalone that day and the man held no licence, permit or authority to possess a commercial quantity of abalone. A van, registered in his name, was located in a car

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park adjacent to where he was found diving and this was also seized. A short time later, Fisheries officers went to the man’s Norlane property and found another 197 abalone meats that were packaged in twelve individual bags. He will be charged on summons with offences including possessing and trafficking in a commercial quantity of abalone. On Tuesday, four men, whose ages range from 37 to 52, were found to be in possession of 264 abalone, 166 of them undersized, when they were caught in the Jawbone Marine Park at Williamstown. They were from Kings Park, Noble Park and Roxburgh Park. The legal limit is five abalone per person on open days, but all the incidents occurred on closed days. An hour earlier, a 29-year-old Craigieburn man was caught with 109 abalone (64 of them undersize), at Black Rock. His diving equipment was seized.

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Ocean Grove aiming for an outright win BY JAMES TAYLOR SIX wickets from skipper Lucas Cameron helped Ocean Groveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A grade take first innings points in the first week of round 9 after skittling Newcomb for 68 in the BPCA. Ocean Grove then declared at 219 off 39 overs after Dean Gills scored 119, and Newcomb are 1/40 in their second dig. Smart batting from Darcy Cooper (69) and Brett Venables (62) helped guide Anglesea to 257 against Barrabool. Kane Pickering and James Fisher each picked up three wickets. Queenscliff opener Luke Orvisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 89 got his team

off to a good start against Wallington, and 52 from Michael Farrell pushed the total up to 265. Wallingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dane Wise-Graham was the best of the bowlers with six wickets. Five wickets from Jan Jucâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Michael Kitzing restricted Collendina to 142 at Bob Pettit Reserve. Jan Juc are 0/3 in reply. The battle between Drysdale and Portarlington hangs in the balance. The home side only scored 146 thanks to eight wickets from Port captain Paul McGrath, but had the visitors at 6/75 at the close of play. For full scores from all grades, head to mycricket. cricket.com.au and search for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bellarine Peninsula Cricket Associationâ&#x20AC;?.

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ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB IF YOU didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play golf in the last week you might not know that the handicapping system has changed. It now comes into line with the USA slope system and requires a document of 33 pages to fully explain. For those with the inclination to fully understand the system, the details are on the club and a few other websites. For others, you just need to know that Golf Link will work it all out for you. I suspect like most change it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take too long to get the hang of it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just a little perplexing to start with.

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34 points. NTP winners were Sandy Talbot, Dale Saunders, your scribe and Paul Brown.

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Conditions were good for midweek golf, but if you scored well the handicap holiday before the changeover meant that you didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any benefit. Wednesday was a par event and the winners in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event were: Sandy Talbot in A Grade with 6 up, Darren Hawkins in B Grade with 2 up and Bob Stephens in C Grade with 2 up on a count back from Stuart Morgan. In the ladies event, Sandy Favre won with 2 up, and Alan Parton won the seniors with 6 up. NTP winners were Less Cooper on two holes, Mario Tutone and John Prince. Thursday was stableford and the conditions were perfect. John McGibbony won the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event with 38 points and had the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best score. Our winners in the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; were: Valda Connelly in Division 1 with 35 points, Sue Caldwell in Division 2 with 37 points and Tess Brown in Division 3 with

Competition was back to normal for Saturday with new handicaps for some. It was count back Saturday for the men with all grades decided on count back. In A Grade, Dales Saunders won with 4 up from Darren Eskrigge, in B Grade Syd Mitchell won with 3 up from Leon Czarnuch, and in C Grade Owen Batchelor won with 3 up as well from Roger Trevaskis. The ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; were a marginally more decisive with Jackie Pearce winning with 5 up and Judy Talbot runner up with 2 up on a count back from Margot Parton. The men made a clean sweep on the NTP with winners Rick Gribben, Garry Beurteaux, Sam Leeds and Geoff Trethowan. Stephen Sinnott scored an eagle on the 8th. Sunday was back to stableford and we had three grades for both the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Winners, in order, for the men were Ross Duff with 39 points, Rodney Jones with 40 points and Mark Smith with 42 points, and for the ladies, Sue French with 36 points, Veronica Shaw with 38 points, and Jill Dilger with 36 points. The ladies had a better run on the NTPs with winners Ann Stokes, Wendy Cossar, Annie Tait and Fraser Macvean. Tim Connelly scored the eagle for the day on the 18th hole. Enjoy your golf.

SO MUCH has happened in a week. A new handicapping system is now in play, one that truly reflects how we really play our golf. The slope, it is ruled by how hard the course is and yes if we play that much easier course we will seem like good golfers and our handicaps will be much lower. But looking at some handicaps including my own at my course it seems we are not as good as we thought we were and hence we now have a huge handicap. As upset as we may be about this new handicap, we see on our cards we must put our ego to one side and embrace the fact that this is truly what we should be playing off. The only way to fix it is to use the shots and post a good score. That is the theory anyway! Results for Sunday January 19 and with +5 Hayden Torney won A Grade. B Grade winner Anthony Cosgrove also posted +5 and for the ladies Eleanor Douglas shot +1. NTPs Don Miloshis, Garry Smith and Heather WemyssSmith. Graham Travers hit the jackpot. Tuesday, Dee Matheson scored +4 to win A Grade and won the jackpot. Marg Joyner had the round of the day to take out B Grade with +6. C Grade went to Gail Hilton with +2. NTPs Angela Worthy, Heather Wemyss-Smith, Carole Mayne and Eleanor Douglas. Wednesday, the men played 4BBB stableford and with 50 points was the winning team of Paul Horne and Andy Clark just by a whisker from

Ron Haeberle and John Calnin also with 50 points. The resort course winners with 45 points were Brian Brown and Don Stuchbery. NTPs Paul Harvey, Andy Clark, Shayne Hope, David Rae and Don Stuchbery. Reno Beltrame hit a fantastic shot on 17 to win the jackpot. Friday, the start of a new era in golf and taking out A Grade Steve May had 42 points. Truly embracing their new handicaps Ray Frost posted 46 points to win B Grade and Valma Davis with 47 points won the ladies. NTPs Barry Grigg, John W. Thompson and Cheryl Brunt. Alec Inglis won the jackpot. Saturday, Danny Willersdorf scored 42 points to take out A Grade. With 50 points, yes that is the right score. Mark Brady took the honors in B Grade. Tony Hopwood had 43 points to win C Grade and D Grade went to Paul Delandre with 46 points. Jeanette Langan won the ladies with 41 points and for the resort course, Bob Gough had 48 points. NTPs Bill Young, Ken Scott, Ross Duff, Glenn Mifsud, Jeanette Langan, Cheryl Brunt and Brian Brown. Barry Grigg hit the jackpot. Sunday, Anthony Matheson shot +8 to win A Grade and for B Grade Guy Gartung also scored +8. Marg Joyner shooting another super round won the ladies with +8. NTPs Dave McPhail, Trent Fischer and Ainsley McCallum. Peter Garland hit the jackpot.

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Thursday Ambrose: A beautiful day for golf and a fun relaxed event for the ladies playing a three-person Ambrose. The winning team with a score of 65.2 were Judy Bullock, Wendy Muller and Dot Tattersall on a count back from Marg Hales, Lynn Hyett and Heather Smith. NTPs 7th Sue Browne, 17th Marg Hales. Saturday Stableford: Karen Lombardi was a big winner with a great score of 40 points from Sarah Tokolyi with 35 points.

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Wednesday Ambrose: With the Golf Link system down a four-person Ambrose was played with Ross Millar, Peter Gray, Russell Quick and Noel Mullen narrowly defeating the team of Russell Tate, Luke Vasallo, Luke Rayner and Steven Menegazzo.

WEEKEND RESULTS

FROM THE MEMBERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ROOM points from George Richards with 38 points. The shot of the day was an easy driver off the 5th tee into a head wind by George Richards, which ended up in the bottom of the cup which netted him his first hole-in-one. The other NTPs went to Frank Pellizzeri on the 7th and Michael Smith on the 13th.

MEDLEYS Tuesday 9 Hole Stableford: Ritva Harley was the winner on a count back from Heather Smith both carding 19 points. Friday Twilight â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nike Nights Seriesâ&#x20AC;?: The winner on the front 9 was Jan Swain with 18 points and the winner on the back 9 was Allan Schultz with 17 points. Sunday Par: The winner was Gabe Tokolyi with +4 from Scott Jackman with +3.

COMING UP

Saturday Stableford: With a field of 123 players it was a tight competition. The winner of A Grade was Luke Vasallo with 39 points from Rod Brooker with 38 points. In B Grade, the winner was Michael Proposch with 37 points from Russell Tate with 36 points. While in C Grade, Robert Bridgart was the winner with 38

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Wednesday January 22, Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stableford The better weather conditions brought out 66 ladies to

enjoy their golf and camaraderie. None moreso than Robyn Whitehead (21) whose 38 points won her the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trophy and A Grade from Angie Foott (9) on 35. B Grade went to Dorothy Emerson (22) with 36 points from Jean Pardy (25) with 35, while C Grader of the day was Jocie Mather (38) with a score of 37 from Geraldine Collison (35) on 33. Saturday January 25, Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stableford To attract a total of 230 players to our club to participate in a golf comp speaks volumes for what our club is providing for the players week after week! Ian McAuliffe (21) came away with the vouchers for trophy of the day and C Grade with his excellent 42 points ahead of Ian Flanders (21) on 40. A Grade was won by Mick Kotwic (7) on a count back from Peter Steele (11), both with 40 points. Christian Hyland (17) continued his great run of form to win B Grade with 39 points (including an eagle on the 9th) from Andre Cook (15), whose eagle on the 18th helped him towards his 37 and the pro-pin. Arthur McPhee (24) played very steady golf to win D Grade with 38 points on a count back from David Wallis. Marg Burchell (21) took out the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; A Grade with 39 points from the red hot Robyn Whitehead (22) on 37, while our B Grade leaders were visitors Jenny Cropley (26) from Kew on 37 and Anita Hughes (45) from Commonwealth on 36.

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