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TEE TIME Thousands flock to Barwon Heads for Vic Open
BY TIFFANY PILCHER SOME of the best national and international golfers are on local fairways as the 2014 Oates Vic Open gets under way at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links today. The event is one of the region’s greatest tourism drawcards, bringing 200,000 people and $2 million to the Geelong and Bellarine areas annually. Now in its second year at Thirteenth Beach, Geelong Otway Tourism executive officer Roger Grant said hosting the event was bringing the course to international attention. “It allows them to really capitalise on the fact that Thirteenth Beach has two 18-hole courses, allowing the men and women to play simultaneously, which is unique on a nationwide basis. “Being able to promote things like that establishes the area as a golf destination throughout Australia and even into overseas to areas such as Asia.” Widespread promotion of the course has had a flow-on effect, with people coming to play golf and staying and spending locally as they enjoy the Bellarine as a
holiday destination. Mr Grant said the Vic Open was incredibly important to the area financially, and he hoped Golf Australia would renew Thirteenth Beach’s contract for the event when it expired after next year’s tournament. “This event and other major events held here are fundamental in positioning and marketing the region; they give people a reason to come to the Bellarine. “It brings ongoing benefits because it not only attracts visitors and tourists to the region immediately, but the event coverage promotes the area for future visitors also. “There have been television segments that show the high profile pros flying out from Barwon Heads airport, taking cooking classes at Oakdene and touring around the area. The television and print reporting is positioned to discuss the fantastic golf course as well as the wider area and attractions, it really showcases the whole region.” For pro-am photos see page 16 and for Vic Open coverage, including “The Pro’s View”, see page 107.
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Possible green waste bin THE borough community will soon be able to vote on whether they want a green waste bin. The community has indicated a strong interest for the introduction of a bin-based green waste collection to replace the current bundled green waste collection service. This was one of the key messages gained through the community consultation process when they Borough of Queenscliffe council developed the Council Plan 2013-2017. Council has been investigating green waste disposal options for some time. More recently, the logistics and costs associated with a bin based green waste collection have been evaluated. This has clearly indicated that the most cost effective option will be a 240-litre bin, collected fortnightly on a Friday. This collection timing means there will be no changes or disruption to the current recycling and garbage collection service, and will be more affordable to introduce. A Friday green waste collection will also ensure community members have an empty bin for use during gardening activities on every second weekend. The current bundled green waste collection service, which happens six times per year, is limited to twiggy material capable of being bundled. A bin based system allows the addition of grass clippings and weeds.
This benefits the community by extending the range of acceptable garden materials that they may otherwise have had trouble properly disposing of. The cost of introducing a bin-based green waste service is estimated at less than $1 per week ($47.01 per annum) per property. Given the cost implications, it’s essential that community members understand the proposed new service and associated costs, and confirm that they definitely want a bin based green waste collection introduced. It’s anticipated that in April all property owners will receive an information sheet and questionnaire on the proposed bin based green waste service as part of a community consultation process. Information sessions will also be held to provide further details and answer questions from the community. Having your say on this matter is important as the service will only proceed if there is majority support from the community. Stay tuned to have your say on the proposed new bin based green waste service for the Borough of Queenscliffe. The details of the community consultation will be promoted through local newspapers and online at queenscliffe.vic.gov.au. Cr Helene Cameron Borough of Queenscliffe mayor
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Pier proposal now on the agenda BY REBECCA LAUNER A MEMBER of parliament has given John Williams hope of a pier being built in Clifton Springs after news she was looking into his proposal. Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville said she was in discussions with the City of Greater Geelong Council and community groups about the idea. “The idea is on my agenda,” Ms Neville said. “I’ve been talking to the council and local community groups to see if it is the best option to help with revitalisation and if it proves popular we will look at a way forward.” Ms Neville was made aware of Mr Williams’ campaign following a story in the Bellarine Times on February 6. Mr Williams, a Clifton Springs resident of 23 years, obtained more than 900 signatures from people who supported his idea, which he hoped
would attract more visitors to his town. The 88-year-old said he “felt wonderful” after receiving a phone call from Ms Neville’s secretary to say she had seen the article and would look into his idea. “It would be lovely if it could happen,” Mr Williams said. “Who knows, it might come to something.” Mr Williams said with Clifton Springs’ population growing steadily, a pier would be of good value to the town. He admitted after a year of campaigning that he was almost at the “end of his tether” and was calling on “someone influential” to give his plan a push. John Williams is heading a campaign for a pier at Clifton Springs. Photo: REBECCA LAUNER
Henderson urged to support same-sex marriage BY JAMES TAYLOR
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SARAH Henderson has been named on a list of 50 MPs who might support samesex marriage, but the Corangamite federal member is non-committal on the issue. On Valentine’s Day, Australian Marriage Equality revealed the list of federal MPs it was targeting across the state in its “We’re Waiting” campaign to persuade at least 25 MPs to support legislation in Parliament. The campaign is sending a rose to each of the 50 MPs from people who are “waiting”, which includes gay couples waiting to marry, straight couples who have put their weddings
on hold until their gay friends can marry, and parents waiting for their sons or daughters to be treated equally by the law. Ms Henderson said she was consulting widely with the community about same-sex marriage but would not form a position until the Coalition party room announced a vote on the issue, which would happen “at some stage in the future”. “There’s a broad range of views – some are for, some are against. “There are some high passions out in the community, and I am listening.” Australian Marriage Equality national director Rodney Croome said the campaign
aimed to drive up grassroots support in the 50 electorates. “We have selected 50 MPs who we believe may be persuaded to support reform, and if we can persuade just half of them, marriage equality will pass. “Tens of thousands of same-sex couples are waiting to get married, 65 per cent of Australians are waiting for the laws to change, and now even straight couples are waiting to get married till their gay friends can. “Our campaign, ‘We’re Waiting’, will put a face to the millions of Australians waiting for reform in key electorates, and will empower these communities to do something about it.”
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PASSIONATE Ocean Grove-based environmentalist Simon Branigan believes the Point Lonsdale lighthouse reserve belongs to the public and should stay that way. Mr Branigan, who works with The Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) as a marine and coastal project officer, said he had a major concern around public Crown land being developed and privatised. “We are not anti-development and there may be other areas within Point Lonsdale where tourism development that is appropriately scaled and in keeping with the town’s character could be located,” he said. “Public land along the coast is scarce so we need to look after it rather than cover it with infrastructure that could be built on private land.” Mr Branigan said the lighthouse reserve was iconic to Point Lonsdale and needed to be well managed and protected to maintain that status. Mr Branigan’s comments come after the Borough of Queenscliffe presented four options to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve Community Reference Group, with two options including an eco cabin development worth $500,000 and a boutique accommodation and day spa development, with an estimated developer price tag of $12.2 million. He said the issues surrounding the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale lighthouse reserves were included in the VNPA’s new comprehensive
report The Coast is Unclear, which looks at ways to better manage, protect and extend coastal nature. Before taking on his role on the Bellarine, Mr Branigan campaigned to save Bastion Point, Mallacoota, for four years, but unfortunately just lost the fight. “As we talk they are building a road on the beach and a 130-metre break wall through the middle of the surf break,” he said. Mr Branigan said other issues facing the natural environment were coastal development pressure and global warming. “More and more of an issue is the impacts of climate change such as sea levels rising and inundation of coastal land,” he said. “We need to avoid coastal engineering solutions like break walls which cause more damage than good in the long run and ensure we protect the remaining coastal nature and create buffers between it and development.” Mr Branigan, who has a Masters in Environmental Management and helped start Environment Tasmania, said he was fortunate to be working in field he was passionate about. “I get a lot of motivation and satisfaction from working with community groups,” he said. The VNPA is a leading voice for nature conservation in Victoria, and meets regularly with heads of government agencies and state government ministers. To download the Coast is Unclear report or for more information visit vnpa.org.au.
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Range and diversity impresses Festival of Glass crowd BY REBECCA LAUNER ORGANISERS of this year’s Festival of Glass say the crowd was in awe of just how much they could do with the material. Organising committee member Patrick Hughes said about 5,000 people attended the expo on Sunday, which was an “absolutely fantastic” result. “We had people of all shapes, sizes and ages who were all interested in glass,” Mr Hughes said. “Many said they had never seen anything like the range and diversity of the glass.” Mr Hughes said the weather was on the event’s side and the new venue at Christian College’s Drysdale campus helped with its success, providing a “light and open” area.
He said the demonstrators were constantly plagued with people asking them questions and talking to them. “It was good because it gave people something else to look at than the fixed things,” he said. Mr Hughes said the workshops, which were all fully booked out, helped people understand that glass wasn’t just to look at, but taught them how to make products themselves. The Wearable Glass Art award went to Mac Naughton, the Nonwearable Glass Art’ award to Darryl Tresize and the Glass-related Photography award to Janet Jenkin. Mr Hughes said the judges commented how pleased they were with the diversity and the quality of entries. LEFT: Glass blower Christian Arnold demonstrates how it’s done. RIGHT: Anna Michalik with an item from her display.
No need to get shirty: Allan, Brian, Graham, Alan, Richard, Steve and Graham model new shirts and hats provided by sponsor Prestige Jayco Geelong. The company sponsors the men, who compete in the Geelong District Veterans Golf Association Pennant. Club member Steve said the Lonsdale Golf Club vets were thrilled to receive the team uniforms for the 2014 season and thanked Prestige Jayco Geelong. About 5,000 people attended the Festival of Glass. Photos: TERRY BROUN JR
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WHILE the Vic Open pro-am finished up yesterday (see page 16) entries are open for Portarlington Golf Club’s third annual Pro-Am, which is being held on Thursday March 6. The club hopes to build on the momentum of the last two years, with the Pro-Am winning the “PGA Regional Course of the Year” both years it has run and last year winning the “PGA Regional Pro-Am of the Year”. The award winning Pro-Am at Portarlington promises to be another outstanding event with course superintendant Steve Burchett and his team immaculately grooming the playing surfaces in readiness for the event. The tournament committee is also making sure that every box is ticked to ensure it’s another great Pro-Am for players and spectators alike. The Pro-Am event attracts more than 70 of Australia’s best professional golfers and is an
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Strawberry bake-off a showcase BY REBECCA LAUNER THE Wallington Strawberry Fair will this year include its very first bake-off. Organiser Kerri Wrench said the idea came as a result of the highly successful Bellarine Cuisine Cookbook and to further celebrate the fair’s 30th anniversary. “We felt it was yet another way that we could showcase the school community together with regional talent and our love of strawberries,” Ms Wrench said.
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MEMBER for Bellarine Lisa Neville has raised locals concerns in Parliament over the state of the beach at Edwards Point Nature Reserve. Ms Neville said it was extremely unfortunate the popular St Leonards beach, to the south of Beach Road at Edwards Point, had been almost completely washed away. “The installation of groynes in the seabed to the north of Beach Road have had a positive impact, successfully increasing the width of the beach and providing protection for the public pathway along that section of the foreshore,” Ms Neville said. “But this has unfortunately seen the virtual destruction of the swimming beach to the south.” Ms Neville said the groyne at the end of Beach Road, on the southern side, also urgently needed to be replaced and had become ineffectual and potentially dangerous, with sharp, broken pieces of wood sticking up from the sea. “Local residents and regular holiday makers in the area have raised concerns and deep disappointment about the current state of the beach and the groyne,” she said. “It has been the perfect beach for people of all ages, particularly families with young children. “Year round the beach has always been a drawcard for visitors as well as locals, offering an alternative experience with the added attractions of the Edwards Point Nature Reserve. “The balance between the beaches to the north and south of Beach Road at Edwards Point needs to be restored as quickly as possible.” Ms Neville called on the Minister to intervene to ensure that the Department of Primary Industry and Environment had the staff and funding available to take urgent action to restore the popular local beach.
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Twenty years of Blues Train bashes PART 2: 2000 - 2004 BY TIFFANY PILCHER BY THE time the new millennium rolled around, it was full steam ahead for The Blues Train team. Shows were becoming more regular and this period brought big performances from some of Australiaâ€™s most respected blues artists including Mia Dyson, Ash Grunwald and C.W. Stoneking. Blues Train director Hugo T Armstrong had become an industry figure in his own right as director of the Queenscliff Music Festival and program director at PBS radio. â€œIt was when we started to take it more seriously and people started to take us more seriously,â€? Mr Armstrong said. â€œWe started getting into conferences and
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In 2004, the organisers let their hair down and launched their first album to mark the 10th anniversary of The Blues Train at the Rainbow Hotel in Fitzroy. â€œIt was absolutely packed,â€? Mr Armstrong said. â€œThat was the moment we realised The Blues Train had become a real part of the musical landscape. â€œIt wasnâ€™t gimmicky, it was musically credible and people were really behind it.â€? The Blues Train is celebrating 20 years by holding the Motor City Music Festival on the March long weekend. See page 91 for an interview with Boom Crash Opera, one of the performers. Next week: Twenty years of Blues Train bashes part 3: 2005-2009.
THE Surf Coast Highway Garden Centre is back in business, and is holding a family fun day on Saturday to thank the community for its support during the summer roadworks on the highway. Beach Tree Nursery, Uforic Food CafĂŠ and Pantai Garden Art estimated they lost up to 80 per cent of trade while the highway was being upgraded. The highway has re-opened, and the Mount Duneed businesses are celebrating the occasion by staging an event to raise money for the Willowite Wildlife Sanctuary in Freshwater Creek. The day will include face painting, a sausage sizzle, pop-up market stalls, food tasting, live music, and plant and garden art sales. Beach Tree Nursery owner Fiona Mannix said the decision to stage the event as a fundraiser was an easy one. â€œThe local community really came out and supported us during the roadworks even though access to our property was so difficult. â€œWe just wanted to give something back to the community and these wildlife rescuers, who have been long-time customers of ours, could not be more deserving of a helping hand.â€? Uforic Food CafĂŠ owner Lisa Mary Cummins said up until the road opening in mid-January, they had only had one week of trade without roadworks since the businessâ€™s October 1 launch but were looking to move on in a positive way. â€œMany of our customers have told us we should take legal action. But we think itâ€™s better for us and for the community as a whole if we move forward positively and use this opportunity to rally the community to support this great local charity. â€œWe just canâ€™t thank everyone enough for continuing to support us.â€? The fun day will be held at the garden centre, 1135 Surf Coast Highway, Mount Duneed, on Saturday from 10am-5pm.
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Surf veterans take Lorne in masters championships LIFE Saving Victoria’s (LSV) surf veterans were out in full force on the weekend, competing at the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club in the 2014 Victorian Masters Championships. LSV sport events co-ordinator Tom Mitchell said the Victorian Masters Championships was the pinnacle of lifesaving competition for members over the age of 30 years.
“We ended up having over 300 competitors competing in conditions that were great and weather that was a bit better than expected. “I saw the Lorne guys Tristan Read and Bec Read put in some good performances and the Lorne surf boat crews were pretty dominant. “And obviously the Angleseas, Torquays and Ocean Groves were all pretty strong.”
Mt Martha SLSC won the overall event with 409 points. Ocean Grove was the best performed of the local clubs, finishing fourth on 194. Mr Mitchell said many of the competitors were older people who were now coaches at their respective clubs. “It was pretty good watching them all crack in and have a go at competing against each other.”
On the same day, Lorne unveiled a boat named after one of the club’s best rowers, Jarred McCombe. In a weekend double-header, athletes returned to the Lorne beach on Sunday for the fifth round of the Summer Surf Series. Visit lifesavingvictoria.com.au and click on the sport tab for the full results.
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VicRoads has prepared Amendments C91 to the Surf Coast Shire Planning Scheme and C80 to the Colac Otway Shire Planning Scheme. The amendments apply to land required for the proposed duplication of the Princes Highway between Deans Marsh Road, Winchelsea and Corangamite Street, Colac. In accordance with section 9(1) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised VicRoads to prepare the Amendments. In accordance with section 9(4) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, VicRoads is the planning authority for these amendments. The amendments propose to: Apply Public Acquisition Overlays (PAO) to land required for the proposed duplication of the Princes Highway between Winchelsea and Colac.
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Insert maps 7PAO, 23PAO and 24PAO, amend map 8PAO, amend the Schedules to Clauses 45.01 and 52.03 and amend Clauses 61.03 and 81.01 to the Surf Coast Planning Scheme to apply Public Acquisition Overlay 5 (PAO5) for the land abutting the Princes Highway
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Amend Maps 9PAO and 12PAO, amend the schedules to Clauses 45.01 and 52.03, and amend Clause 81.01 to the Colac Otway Planning Scheme to apply Public Acquisition Overlay 3 (PAO3) of the Colac Otway Planning Scheme to apply Public Acquisition Overlay 3 (PAO3) to land abutting the Princes Highway, and remove Public Acquisition Overlay 1 (PAO1)
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Insert an incorporated document titled Princes Highway duplication – Winchelsea to Colac, December 2013, in the Schedule to Clause 52.03 and to Clause 81.01 of the Surf Coast and Colac Otway Shire Planning Schemes. You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendments from Monday 3 March, free of charge, at the following locations during office hours: VicRoads Geelong Project Office, 174-212 Colac Road, Highton VicRoads Geelong Regional Office, 180 Fyans Street, South Geelong
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Club hopes for biggest swim turn out yet THE Indented Head Yacht Club is hoping for its best crowd yet for its fifth annual Wreck 2 Reef open water swim next month. Last year, more than 220 swimmers participated in the event, which has continued to grow each year. The swim started in 2010 as an initiative of the Committee for Bellarine, in partnership with the Indented Head Yacht Club and Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club, to raise the profile of Indented Head and its small Yacht Club as a junior sail training organisation on the Bellarine, and to promote local businesses in the area. Wreck 2 Reef has grown into a fun and relaxed swim event for all ages and abilities. A bonus of the swim for competitors and spectators is that the course starts and finishes in the same area, so there is no need to move around and spectators get a good view across the triangular course.
A group of kids who participate in the junior sail training program on Saturday mornings.
In addition to the 1.2 kilometre open swim, there is an 800 metre swim for novices and a 300 metre swim for juniors. Last year’s new event, the dash and dig, is on again, where after a 300 metre sprint, competitors get to dig in the sand for buried cash. Funds raised from past swims has enabled the Indented Head Yacht Club to establish a junior sail training program, which operates each Saturday morning in school terms 1 and 4. More than 20 children are now involved on a regular basis. To support these activities the club has been able to directly purchase six boats, safety equipment, and a rubber ducky safety boat. The swim is on Saturday March 8 and starts at 10.30am, with registration opening at 9am. Further details and to register online (and save money) visit the website at wreck2reef.com.au.
Kithbrooke ‘Karnivale’ approaches KITHBROOKE Park “Karnivale” is nearly here – a magnificent inaugural event at the Surf Coast’s largest retirement community. Far from the ordinary, Kithbrooke Park Country is a spacious residential estate where entertainment and activity is the key to a holiday style living. Residents are enjoying summer fun with friends amongst the community now exceeding 160 residents.
The likeminded residents share a great time across the diverse range of activities and events and with the next major event just around the corner, existing residents are looking forward to celebrating their community on Saturday March 1. Residents are extending a private invitation to anyone who would like to take a look at the latest at Kithbooke Park Country Club and join in the atmosphere of the “Karnivale” celebrations.
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Playing with the pros TUESDAY and Wednesday at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links saw local amateurs and a bevy of professional golfers take to the lush Creek and Beach courses at the golf club for the Vic Open Pro-Am event. Tuesday featured Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons, who played with Englandâ€™s Laura Davies, before he was called away to Alcoa crisis meetings, and an appearance by Sam Newman.
On Wednesday, many of the Geelong footballers took to the course, as did former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting. The Oates Vic Open begins today at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links on Barwon Heads Road and concludes on Sunday. See page 107 for more event coverage and a column from professional golfer Leigh Deagan, who is competing in the tournament.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: Jason Snell, Tony Leahy, Nikki Garrett, Paul Ramia, Jayden Hoyne, David MacKenzie, Sam Benjamin and Tony Eastmure enjoy lunch after Tuesdayâ€™s pro-am. English professional Laura Davies; Sam Newman warms up; Ricky Ponting sizes up a putt; Darryn Lyons plays an iron shot early in the day before his round was cut short by news Alcoa was shutting its Point Henry plant. Photos: TERRY BROUN JR
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Justice Bus makes a visit BY JAMES TAYLOR
THE Justice Bus rolled into towns along the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road earlier this week. Despite its name, the bus is not full of superheroes looking to fight crime, but is an initiative to help people learn about consumer rights and other information and services offered by the Victorian Department of Justice. The bus visited Portarlington and Ocean Grove on Monday, Ocean Grove and Torquay on Tuesday, and Apollo Bay yesterday. Department of Justice Barwon South West regional director Len Norman said the bus was equipped with information brochures, and had representatives from agencies including Consumer Affairs Victoria, Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria, Barwon Prison, the Sheriff’s Office, and Births, Deaths and Marriages on hand to provide advice and assistance to the community. “The Justice Bus delivers a range of Department of Justice information and services directly to the public in a relaxed and informal environment. “This is especially important in regional towns, where residents may not be aware of what services the department offers, or how we can help. “People can apply for a birth certificate, have documents witnessed, talk to department officers, get advice about dispute settlement services, and access a range of other information.” For more information on the Justice Bus, head to justice.vic.gov.au.
Tippett, Nolan outclass the field at Lonsdale Senior Amateur BY REBECCA LAUNER MORE than 50 seniors took to Lonsdale Golf Club last week to put their skills to the test. The 2014 Lonsdale Senior Amateur is one of 33 events on Golf Victoria’s senior calendar and was played over February 13 and February 14 (36 holes) by men and women aged over 55. Thirteenth Beach member and overnight leader Barry Tippett outclassed the field to fire two fantastic rounds of 70 and 66 (six under total) to edge out Tony Hyde (Rossdale) by 10 shots. Helen Nolan (Albury) won the women’s title with two rounds of 29 and 34 stableford points to claim two championships in the one week, after winning the Surfcoast Senior Amateur, which was held at The Sands Torquay on February 10 and 11. In the men’s nett, Kerry Bayly was never in doubt for the handicap championship after his incredible 58 on the first day.
Bayly backed up that round with another fine nett score of 64, totalling an incredible two round nett of 122. The Lonsdale Senior Amateur is part of the Victorian Senior Order of Merit for the Doug Bachli Trophy and comprises of gross and nett trophies for the winners and runners up. Next on the senior’s calendar is the re-scheduled Kooringal Senior Amateur which will be held the week after the Oates Vic Open on Tuesday February 25 and Wednesday February 26. (See pages 16 and 107 for Oates Vic Open coverage.)
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Beginner ballet students poised and ready for a class in Deans Marsh.
Ballet principal nominated in business awards BY JAMES TAYLOR A SURF Coast ballet school is growing this year, and will offer classes in Torquay and Lorne for the first time. Following the success of classes in Deans Marsh, Birregurra and surrounds, Élevé Ballet Studio has expanded to the coastal communities, offering training in classical ballet backed by the Australian Institute of Classical Dance. Studio principal Ebony Groten has been recognised for her good work, and has been nominated in this year’s Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
She said the thought of being nominated for doing something that she loved and was passionate about never occurred to her. “I’m just following my love of ballet and my passion for teaching. “There wasn’t much out my way for young people other than local team sports like AFL and netball, and I’d noticed that many local families were driving to greater metropolitan areas to attend dance lessons. I thought: why not bring it closer to home? “All I did was recognise a gap in my local community and with an understanding of how much pressure travelling can put on a family, decided that I’d start a small ballet class for local children. “It’s simply grown from there and now thanks to the demand we
have a studio in Torquay and Lorne as well as Deans Marsh. “This nomination really means to me an acknowledgement that anything at all is possible if you listen to your heart and follow your dreams.” Ms Groten is an accredited ballet teacher, founding dancer with Geelong’s Blink Dance Theatre and Associate of the Australian Institute of Classical Dance. The studio is taking enrolments in Torquay, Lorne and Deans Marsh for students aged three and older. For more information, phone 0432 829 452, email eleveballetstudio@ gmail.com or head to eleveballetstudio.wix.com/eleveballetstudio.
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Student highlights text and drive dangers JUST how dangerous is texting or making calls on your mobile phone while driving? Thanks to 14-year-old Conroy Cheers from Caulfield Grammar, we may all soon know. Conroy was named as one of the winners of the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards in Melbourne this month. The awards are one of Australia’s most prestigious school science awards and Conroy won first place in the Investigations category. He was selected for developing a method to measure the risks of texting while driving, and also making hands-on and hands-free voice calls. Using a readily available driving simulator, Conroy “drove” through streets texting friends, calling his family and measured how his driving was affected. Conroy hopes the process will allow people to experience firsthand the dangers of texting while
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DISTRACTED road users are the target of a TAC campaign launched this month with the aim to highlight the dangers of taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds. International research into road user distractions has established the “eyes off the road” time theory as a major contributor to crashes. This “eyes off the road” time is generally defined as two seconds plus and the average person's reaction time to an event is 1.8 seconds. This means nearly four seconds can pass before the average distracted driver can react. The TAC’s latest television commercial “Blind” shows the disastrous consequences of driver inattention.
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Calf napping case solved BY DEAN WEBSTER THE difference between town and country was highlighted over the weekend near Torquay with a calf-napping attempt by a town resident, who in their mind thought they were rescuing a calf, when in fact they were causing undue stress to the animal. For a few days after birth, cows - while feeding and finding water - will leave their calves to stay in one spot until their mother returns to feed them, generally later in the day. During this time, the calf will sleep and appears quite docile as its body slowly responds to milk from its mother and gains strength. Unfortunately, this person, without much understanding of rural matters, misinterpreted the situation and made matters worse by physically removing the calf from private
The newborn calf and its mother are reunited.
property, lifting it over a electric fence and attempting to take the calf with them. This would have put the calf under undue stress, especially on a hot day, and also lead the cow to panic when it returned to feed the calf. The cow would have paced the paddock in search of their calf but would always return to where they left it. Thanks to a passing farmer, the calf was placed back in the paddock where its mother later returned to feed it. The best advice in this situation is to leave well alone and do not enter private property without permission. If there is a concern about any animal’s safety, then try to contact the livestock owner, which in this case the person did. Failing that, alert the council or the RSPCA of the situation, as they are in the best position to contact relevant farmers and landowners through their database, or facilitate rescue if needed.
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The state government has announced $400,000 of funding to educate and encourage young people to be responsible digital citizens. The grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to community organisations for projects that encouraged young Victorians to be safe and responsible online. Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith said last week’s announcement coincided with International Safer Internet Day, which was a reminder that although the internet was a wonderful resource, young people needed to understand the risks.
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“These grants are about working with young people to ensure that they are careful about what they say and do online. “The successful recipients of these grants will build on the state government’s It’s There for Life campaign, which reminds young people to think twice before uploading photos or posting online.” Suggested projects for the grants include: • Workshops and information sessions • Events, forums and activities that bring young people, community organisations and professionals together, and • Awareness campaigns about online safety and wellbeing. Education Minister Martin Dixon said the
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REGIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT STRATEGY YOUR FEEDBACK WANTED G21 – Geelong Region Alliance seeks feedback on the Draft G21 Public Transport Strategy for the future shape of public transport across the G21 region. Extensive community input at public forums and through other means has already guided preparation of the draft strategy.
Your feedback on the draft will now help us finalise the strategy. The draft strategy can be viewed and comments made online at: www.G21Transport.com.au Hard copies of the draft strategy may also be viewed at: City of Greater Geelong • All Customer Service Centres Golden Plains Shire • Bannockburn Customer Service Centre, 2 Pope St, Bannockburn • Linton Customer Service Centre, 68 Sussex St, Linton
Final highway works begin in Winchelsea BY JAMES TAYLOR CONSTRUCTION has begun on the final Winchelsea section of the $171 million duplication of the Princes Highway West between Waurn Ponds and Winchelsea. The works will duplicate two kilometres of Princes Highway West in the town. Seven intersections will be upgraded with extra turning lanes, and traffic signals will be installed at the intersection of Murrell Street and Deans Marsh Road. The section – between Austin Street and Deans Marsh Road – is expected to be complete by mid2015. Corangamite federal MP Sarah Henderson turned the first sod in the section on February 7. “This highlights the commitment of both the
federal and Victorian governments to deliver real benefits for people in the region,” she said. “This project will improve conditions for up to 8,000 motorists who use the Princes Highway West between Waurn Ponds and Winchelsea each day. “The project also has other economic benefits for the region, including supporting more than 2,000 jobs during construction.” Victorian Minister for Public Transport and Roads Terry Mulder said the works in Winchelsea would make it safer for residents to get access to or cross the highway. “While a new bridge will be constructed over the Barwon River, the old bluestone bridge will be retained at the request of the local community.” Four days later, the first 65-tonne beam was lifted into place on the new bridge over the GeelongWarrnambool railway line near Buckley.
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SUDO Kids leads the way in fashion BY REBECCA LAUNER
Sarah Olsson owns SUDO Kids Torquay. The clothing label breaks the mould from mainstream childrenâ€™s fashion.
SUDO Kids clothing breaks the mould from mainstream childrenâ€™s fashion. Sarah Olsson, who owns SUDO Kids Torquay in Bell Street, said the Melbourne-based independent label led the way in forward thinking and functional fashion for the next generation of fashion lovers. â€œI love the fabrics, everything feels so nice and soft and everything is bright and colourful- itâ€™s just something a little bit different,â€? Mrs Olsson said. â€œSUDO designs and develops on trend, fashionable and progressive clothing that fits children - not your stock standard kidâ€™s clothes.â€? Mrs Olsson, who spent time in Cambodia running her own business and working with childrenâ€™s charities, said she also sold cute and colourful accessories from local designers, which complemented the clothing. She is excited about getting to know the Torquay community and getting involved with the Nippers and other groups in the area.
SUDO Kids has developed a strong following since its foundation in 2003 is now found in leading boutiques across Australia and New Zealand, along with selected independent retailers worldwide and is now available exclusively at its first own-branded shop. SUDO Kids Torquay is at Shop 4, 15 Bell Street, Torquay. Phone them on 0481 115 354 or like them on Facebook at facebook.com/SudoKidsTorquay.
Minimum chips lead to maximum support BY JAMES TAYLOR NATIONAL Minimum Chips Day has helped keep the junior Tigers fed and firing for another year. The February 7 celebration of hot chips was promoted locally by Torquay Fish and Chips, and raised $1,000 for the Torquay Tigers Junior Football Club. Store owner Jimmy Tsiantas said the event had done well in its second year. â€œWe had a really good turnout, and thanks to the community and the footy club for their support.â€? He also thanked radio station K-Rock â€“ which
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Car classic in Lorne this weekend A LORNE local’s love of Ford Falcons has led to him organising a classic car show to be held in the town this weekend. Harry Hatsi said one of his many passions is his1971 Falcon GT, which, when he was 18 years old, was the first car he purchased. “Who would have known the value these cars would have one day. “Many years later I was fortunate enough to purchase a Falcon GT, the same colour make and model as I once had. I became a member of the Falcon GT club of Australia, not long after I bought my car. “Since then, I have become actively involved in the committee and am responsible for memberships and co-ordinating events. “As events coordinator I began the challenge of organising a car show for our club. “What has eventuated after many hours and months
of perseverance is The Lorne Classic Car Show.” The event will showcase cars of many models, both classic and late. Entry is $10 per car and free to the public with a gold coin donation going to support the Lions Club of Lorne. There will be a sausage sizzle and a raffle as well as a twilight cruise to Freestone’s Roadhaven 60s diner in Aireys Inlet, for all those interested. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who helped me make this dream a reality: my family, The Falcon GT Club of Australia, Ian Stewart from Lorne Real Estate, Drew Tootell from Motorseen, Christine Freestone from Freestone’s Roadhaven, Dave Upton from the Lorne Hotel, The Mantra and all the local businesses for advertising this event,” Mr Hatsi said. The event is to be held at The Mantra in Lorne on February 23 and 24 from 10am till 4pm.
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Minister to deliver Land 400 brief in Geelong BY JAMES TAYLOR
Stuart Robert speaks with Sarah Henderson in Canberra.
LOBBYING for Geelong’s Land 400 bid is rumbling forward, with Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert to brief the region’s community and industry leaders next month on the $10 billion defence project. A delegation including Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons visited Canberra last week to meet with Mr Robert and Defence Minister Senator David Johnston. The federal government has until 2015 to release draft tender guidelines for the manufacturing project, which will produce hundreds of the armoured combat vehicles. Corangamite federal member Sarah Henderson announced Mr Robert – who
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has portfolio responsibility for Land 400 – had accepted her invitation and would visit Geelong on March 7. “Mr Robert will be accompanied by key members of his department who will brief the Geelong consortium on the project,” she said. “During the visit, he will tour a number of key facilities which could be utilised in this project. “This is also an important opportunity for industry to gain a comprehensive understanding of how we can best push our case to become the home of this $10 billion manufacturing project. “While a decision on the awarding of contracts is a number of years away, the hard work must begin now.”
Ms Henderson said the visit would allow Mr Robert to hear first-hand why the Geelong region was best placed to deliver at least some of the Land 400 vehicles. “The Geelong region has the necessary physical infrastructure with the spare capacity to support the project. “We have direct highway access, a freight sea port and are close to two major airports. “The Geelong region’s mix of intellectual capital particularly in the automotive and engineering sectors, defence knowhow and manufacturing experience makes it the perfect location. “The incredible Land 400 project would revolutionise our city and our region and is an example of the opportunities that lie ahead in advanced manufacturing.”
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Fix the pedestrian Hon. Terry Mulder, MP crossing Minister for Public Transport Minister for Roads
Dear Editor, I write to register my disgust at the lack of activity in fixing the pedestrian crossing near the football ground in Torquay. Approximately six weeks ago, this was destroyed by a large vehicle, and approximately three weeks ago, I wrote to the Surf Coast Shire. I note this has not been fixed, I do not know who controls the Great Ocean Road and don’t really care; however, I find it deplorable that it has not been remedied. Whether it is the Surf Coast Shire or VicRoads does not matter. I could have received an email from the Surf Coast shire acknowledging my concerns and advising that my email would be forwarded on. This is a shockingly designed intersection and needs to be fixed, before a pedestrian is killed. Andrew Torquay
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watched with interest in the lead up to the Pier to Pub expecting some work to be done perhaps just before or just after Christmas to have it looking spectacular and tidy for the big day. This unfortunately was not the case. The track which I walked a number of times on the Pier to Pub day was a disgrace. While I am already “won over” to Lorne and will get over it, the same cannot be said for the many visitors whose impression could hardly be favourable upon viewing the untidy condition that the track was in. This was in fact discussed with me by strangers when walking the track on the day. It would not be alarmist to suggest that the grass particularly on the town side of the track was in fact a fire hazard if a cigarette butt or similar was deposited in the wrong place. With the Pier to Pub such an iconic event attracting thousands of people, including international tourists to the town and injecting hundreds of thousands of dollars into local businesses one can only wonder what the authority responsible for the tracks maintenance was thinking. The Great Ocean Rod Coast Committee needs to ensure the upkeep of such tourist walks, particularly at peak times such as January when the Pier to Pub is being conducted. Let’s hope the walk is in better shape for Easter.
While January’s Pier to Pub was once again a huge success thanks to the tireless efforts of the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and the volunteers who make this event what it is, the same cannot be said for the Doug Shirling walking track, which is the magnificent scenic walk from the surf life saving club to the pier. It appears that the track had not been maintained for some time prior to the pier to pub with grass, vegetation and tree branches overgrown and looking extremely untidy. As a holiday-home owner who spends a considerable amount of time in Lorne throughout the year and negotiates the walk regularly, I
Bypass sense Dear Editor, I read with great interest the letter from Melva Stott (“Anglesea’s condition”) in your February 6 edition. As an owner of a holiday unit in Anglesea, I have often thought about the need for a suitable bypass road to relieve the congestion during summer. Melva’s suggested route makes a lot of sense. It would not only reduce congestion in Anglesea and greatly improve access for emergency services but
would improve travel times to Anglesea, Airey’s Inlet and beyond. I would further suggest that a major road across the north of Anglesea would enable more sections of duplicated road through to Airey’s Inlet with the bonus of providing a readily accessible strategic firebreak for the residential area. There would certainly be a range of environmental and planning issues relating to constructing a bypass route but I would encourage Surf Coast Shire and VicRoads to investigate the possibility. Andrew Howlett AFSM Maiden Gully
Yet another accident at Beach Road intersection Dear Editor, How many bingles does it take before something is done? We work on the corner of Beach Road and Geelong Road. There is an accident there approx. once per month. Generally there is chaos there when drivers are trying to execute a turn simply because there are multiple options, that in turn leads to confusion. Do VicRoads and the TAC make decisions on some intervention based on the number of accidents, or the number of injuries that occur? Perhaps this dangerous junction is escaping their attention as there have been no fatalities and only minor injuries to date that we are aware of. But, by crikey, there are a lot of accidents. Our advice to drivers wanting to cross this particular intersection in summer during the day is: “Find another way to cross, don’t go here.” Denis Ryan Torquay
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Funds raised to save sun bears BY JAMES TAYLOR A FUNDRAISER in Torquay has raised more than $1,000 to help one of the endangered species of south-east Asia. Noah’s Sun Bear Fundraiser was held at Danawa Community Garden on January 26, and featured live music, wood-fired pizzas, and children’s market stalls and games. Organiser Katja Nedoluha said the event came into being after her son, Noah, visited the sun bears in their native habitat in Borneo and decided he wanted to help them. She said the event raised $1035.35 but donations would still be accepted via Paypal – for more information, email email@example.com. Sun bears are the smallest bears in the world, but have become endangered because of deforestation and poaching.
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Noah (centre) and some of his friends make some noise for the sun bears at Noah’s Sun Bear Fundraiser. Photo: REBECCA HOSKING
Hospital appoints new board president DR DAMIEN Smith has been appointed as the new president of Lorne Community Hospital’s board of management. He replaces Dr Graeme Murrell, who is standing down after leading the board since 2006. Dr Murrell will remain a member of the board of management and participate on the safety and clinic governance committee. Lorne Hospital chief executive officer Kate Gillan said Dr Murrell had provided a great deal of support and commitment during his time as president. “I would particularly like to recognise his leadership throughout the time of rebuilding the hospital and the subsequent settling-in period,
including the need to review the service mix and ensure the hospital was structured for financial sustainability. “Graeme and his family have committed a great deal of personal time to this very critical leadership role and their contribution is greatly appreciated.” Dr Smith has a long history of involvement in public and community health matters within Australia and overseas, especially the planning and service delivery of eye health. He has more than 40 years’ experience on boards of management of public-funded institutional health services in metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. “I am honoured to be elected president of
the Lorne Community Hospital board, and with the board and CEO I look forward to the task of protecting the future of the hospital from the challenges of the imminent aged care reforms and predicted government cutbacks,” he said. “As well, the board will continue to strengthen its valued links with the Lorne community, and focus on its integrated care model of service delivery, which takes hospital support into people’s homes. “Lorne has a proud history of getting behind its hospital, and that continuing partnership will ensure that Lorne Hospital is sustainable as a Small Rural Health Service.”
THE community of Lorne has been invited to get on their bikes and join the peloton of the Variety Cycle as it passes through their town in late March. The event is a 26-day cycling adventure that will cover more kilometres than the Tour De France. However, what makes this new fundraiser special is that participants are able to join the peloton from the towns along the route and then ride the distance of their choice, allowing both novice and proficient cyclists to take part. The Variety Cycle will depart from Pyrmont Bay Park in Sydney on March 22 and finish at Uluru on April 16. Lorne riders can join the peloton on March 31 for a day cycle to Warrnambool, via the Great Ocean Road. The cyclists will depart at 6am and will be joined one of Australia’s premier cycling teams, Drapac Professional Cycling, which has enlisted a group of their talented athletes to complete the 168-kilometre leg. The riders will pass the 12 Apostles, take in the scenery of the Shipwreck Coast, before finishing in the seaside town of Warrnambool at about 6pm. Registration prices vary from $90 for one day, $350 for two days and from $1,050 for the city to city cycles. Registration fees cover everything you need to enjoy the event, including meals, accommodation, access to support crew, bike mechanics, first aid attendants, masseurs, safety officers, and official Variety Cycle cycling kit (items dependent on event). Participants are also asked to pledge a minimum fundraising amount to support Variety’s good work, which ranges from $100 for the one day through to $2,450 for the city to city cyclists. To register and for more information, head to varietycycle.com.au.
OCEAN GROVE TOWN CENTRE URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK THE CITY HAS PREPARED A DRAFT URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK (UDF) FOR THE OCEAN GROVE TOWN CENTRE. Ocean Grove is growing and it is vital that the Town Centre continues to thrive into the future. This plan will unlock its potential and ready the Town Centre for the growth and change that will occur over the next 10 years. The UDF explores the design of new buildings, pedestrian and cycling linkages, streetscape upgrades, car parking and traffic priorities. We are seeking community input on the draft UDF.
A copy of the UDF can be viewed at the following locations:
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other allied health practitioners. After taking some time to travel, she started a practice in Geelong three years ago working in conjunction with podiatrists and physiotherapists, which continues to grow. Myotherapy treatment is complementary to that provided by other allied health practitioners, and may be used in conjunction with other forms of physical and medical treatment. A myotherapy assessment includes neurological and orthopaedic tests, and range of movement is used to evaluate muscle and joint function. The primary focus of the assessment is identifying the source of pain with thorough palpation of the muscles and joints involved. For a myotherapy assessment or appointment with Elise, contact the Surf Coast Chiropractic Health Centre on 5261 7438. Fully qualified and highly experienced myotherapist Elise Pook has been practicing at the Surf Coast Chiropractic Health Centre for 18 months.
Another smoke alert issued for Geelong BY JAMES TAYLOR GEELONG residents were again asked to take care in the smoky conditions last week, as a result of the continuing bushfires to Melbourne’s north and in Gippsland. Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria issued the low level smoke alert for Geelong, Melbourne, Gippsland and East Gippsland on Thursday and Friday. It followed a similar smoke alert issued by the
EPA on Tuesday. A low level alert means that it is likely residents will see ongoing smoke impacts, with visibility reduced to between 10-20 kilometres due to high particle concentrations in the air. The Victorian Chief Health Officer, Dr Rosemary Lester, said the elderly, children and those with existing heart or lung conditions should limit prolonged or heavy physical activity during such an alert. “Where possible, this sector of the community
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NO BRACES or “invisible” braces have become a popular trend for orthodontic treatment where braces cannot be seen. This type of orthodontic treatment may be more desirable for patients who do not want braces to be seen. The invisible brace technology emerged due to a need to provide aesthetic tooth movement, without traditional brackets and bands. It is designed for fully erupted permanent teeth, using a series of custom made plastic aligners. The initial concept was developed in 1940’s by Kessling, and since then has become a commercially developed product.
Align technology uses a series of clear, rigid, polyurethane pressure formed aligners, to incrementally move teeth about 0.25 millimetres per day. The number of aligners depends on the complexity of cases (average 10-30 aligners per case). Case selection is important-that is, whether invisible braces is the right treatment for your type crowding. There are advantages and disadvantages too, like cost and time involved. Each case is different. Dr Deborah Sykes can recommend if the treatment would suit your needs. There are certain types of treatment that respond well to invisible aligners-that is, slight alignment and crowding, spacing, minor tipping and rotations, single tooth treatments.
If your case is suitable, you would need to have radiographs, photographs and study models taken, and a treatment plan designed for your needs. Then a commitment to wearing the aligners would be required. The laboratory then produces a sequence of aligners, which are given to the patient. Initial aligners are worn by the patient about 20-22 hours per day for two weeks. Appointments are made for patients to review tooth movement after each aligner is used. Once the teeth are aligned, a retention period is needed. Invisible braces are more aesthetic, there may be less chair time for the patient, oral hygiene is easier, the aligners can be more comfortable, simple and easy to use. They provide an aesthetic orthodontic choice
for patients who may not consider conventional orthodontic braces an option and patient satisfaction is generally high. Treatment time may be longer, especially if patient compliance is poor. Aligners can be broken or lost. Costs of treatment may be higher due to added laboratory charges. Tooth movement may be uncomfortable 1-3 days after first aligner is used. Not all cases can be treated with aligners. Dr Deborah Sykes is an accredited invisalign orthodontist in your local area and is very excited about this fabulous invisible technique. For a free consultation call Dr Deborah Sykes on 5331 9489.
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Almost 1,000 have their say on future of child care ALMOST 1,000 people have made submissions and comments to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into child care and early childhood learning. Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley said that number was still rising. Ms Ley said more than 250 full submissions had been published on the Productivity Commission’s website just a week after the official comment period closed. She was also thrilled to see Australians embrace a
Productivity Commission – the first allowing people to leave a brief comment, with about 700 counted to date. Ms Ley thanked Australians for taking the time to have their say on the largest review of the entire child care sector since the 1990s. “Child care is no longer just about delivering a quality service – it plays a role in everything from the impact on family budgets through to the prosperity of our economy and nation,” Ms Ley said. “Australians clearly recognise this and it’s fantastic
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“It’s definitely vindicated the government’s decision to task the Productivity Commission to undertake an inquiry into the entire child care sector as a priority.” Ms Ley said pc.gov.au/projects/inquiry/ childcare would continue to be updated during the coming weeks. The Productivity Commission will deliver its draft report mid-year, followed by public hearings. The final report is due for October 2014.
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Lorne sculpture festival ready to launch BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Lorne Sculpture Biennale is being officially launched at Warralily Coast on Saturday with only weeks left until the Surf Coast celebrates the opening of the main event. Curator Julie Collins and president Peter Lumell will be speaking at the launch and Ms Collins said the 2014 festival will be bigger than ever. “This is Victoria’s largest and most unique collection of contemporary and innovative sculpture in all its forms. “In 2014 we plan to take Lorne Sculpture from exhibition to event status.” The launch will be hosted by Warralily, who will also be unveiling new public art at its Warralily Coast precinct by renowned local sculptors Glenn Romanis and Mark Trinham. The two artists will also be speaking at the event. One of the most diverse sculpture events in Australia, The Lorne Sculpture Biennale will open on the Lorne Foreshore on Saturday March 8. Sculpture of all shapes and sizes will create an outdoor gallery, accompanied by a program of events spanning three weeks until Sunday March 30. This year’s program features more than 100 of Australia’s most innovative artists, competing for more than $100,000 worth of prizes, including a commission to create a major new permanent sculpture for Lorne. Ms Collins said the diverse range of artists exhibiting at the festival this year is of the highest standard so far. “The impressive and varied selection of talent includes artists whose work occupies or utilises the 3D, achieves high levels of artistic integrity, quality and above all, innovation.’’ National Gallery of Victoria director Tony Ellwood, Heidi Museum of Modern Art director Jason Smith and expat artist living in Paris, Heidi Wood, will be judging the exhibition. One of Australia’s most prominent sculptors, Inge King, is the festival’s 2014 arts patron. The biennale will feature free outdoor events including a mix of temporary and permanent pieces with 41 major outdoor sculptures presented along the beautiful coastline from Lorne Pier to the Erskine River. There will also be large and small artworks, performance art, guided tours, sound and light installations, night events, workshops and a range of educational programs aimed at all age groups. The event is taking shape with some works already being installed along the foreshore. Lorne’s position as a regional arts centre in Victoria was cemented in 2013 with the announcement of the $75,000 grant for a permanent sculpture from the state government. The Lorne Sculpture Biennale will be held along the Lorne foreshore from March 8 to 30. The launch will be held at Warralily Coast, 680 Surf Coast Highway, Armstrong Creek on Saturday February 22 from 1pm to 3pm. For more information, visit lornesculpture.com.
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Magic Mama Kin sheds her skin BY TIFFANY PILCHER WITH the release of her latest album, The Magician’s Daughter, soulstress Mama Kin found not only resounding applause and ARIA nominations, but also, her confidence. Mama Kin, whose real name is Danielle Caruana, used the album to show vulnerabilities and musical depths she had never exposed before. “It was inspired by the idea of magic things and the feeling of things being out of your control,” she said. “It explores how much grief comes from knowing we aren’t able to control things we think we should be able to.” Fans will be able to see this new side of her when Mama Kin performs at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in March. The youngest of six children, Caruana’s whole family has been playing and performing since long before she was born and her world has always been filled with an entanglement of musicians. She is also married to the legendary John Butler for whom her brother, Nicky Bomba, used to play drums. Another of her brothers, Michael, plays keyboards in Mama Kin. She said being surrounded musicians of such high
calibre has brought a new and incredibly expressive element to their relationships. “It just became a language. It’s the soundtrack to our days and everything that is happening in our lives. “It’s how we communicate. How we celebrate and grieve and express our joy and pain.” While she can’t remember a time when music was not one of her foremost passions, she has long had problems with performing. Upon becoming a parent and gaining a burgeoning sense of responsibility to her two children, Caruana said she felt the force she needed to stop shying away and stand up. “I had a great fear of it and had to come a long way in my psyche to overcome that,” she said. “I wasn’t proud of the example I was setting for my children in that way, I don’t want them to feel uncomfortable with being seen or think that I am. “Their reality of me now is that I’m a performing and expressive person that is willing to put myself out there. “It’s been challenging, rewarding and confronting but ultimately so worth it.” The Port Fairy Folk Festival will be held over Labour Day weekend in March. For tickets, the full line-up and more information, head to portfairyfolkfestival.com. Mama Kin is ready to unleash her newfound sound at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in March.
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Jammin’ Divas come to town BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Jammin’ Divas are bringing an eclectic mix of music from the United States, Ireland, Israel, and a bit of inspiration from Australia on their first Australian tour, which will arrive in Torquay on Sunday. The US-based group - featuring Aoife Clancy (Ireland), Nicole Zuraitis (USA), Kath Buckell (Australia) and Hadar Noiberg (Israel) - formed three years ago and have already earned a considerable following throughout the US and Canada. Their music is a sharing of cultures and features a blend of blues, traditional folk, jazz and contemporary influences. They are performing across Australia in February and March, including as part of the international guest line-up at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe and Port Fairy Folk Festival. Buckell said she can’t wait to share the group’s music with Australian audiences. “I am incredibly excited to play on my home turf and the girls are as well.” She said she was ecstatic to be playing at the newly-refurbished Torquay Bowls Club. “I am so excited that we will be the first concert to be held in the new venue and especially to be
playing in Torquay which was our family holiday destination for many years. “It will be wonderful, to show the other Divas this stunning coastal area - and some hot Aussie surfers!” Clancy toured in Australia 20 years ago including at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, and she said she was excited to have come full circle. “Aussies are so down to earth and are a lot of fun, so we are looking forward to sharing our music, meeting a lot of wonderful people and sharing their and our stories.” The Jammin’ Divas share their music through stunning three part harmonies, melodic flute solos and grooves on the double bass. Buckell said even though the group’s style was a fusion of roots and world music, there was no one genre that defines them. “Even though we draw on the roots of traditional music, we don’t see ourselves as a traditional group. “We really have made all the traditional arrangements very contemporary and we also have original material as well.” The Jammin’ Divas perform at the Torquay Bowls Club, 47 The Esplanade, Torquay, on February 23 at 5pm. Tickets are $30/25. For bookings, head to trybooking.com.au/EDGG.
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Last week, to my very welcome surprise, I was given a locally-raised half a lamb to take home by a local family - an incredibly generous gesture to say the least and humbly appreciated, I assure you. Thus the big question became once it was decided that it would be on the menu that weekend was, what to drink with this glorious offering from providence? Much gnashing of teeth later after trying to decide between maybe a spicy Victorian Shiraz, a super sleek Italian stallion from Chianti, through to a supple local Pinot, it was starting to get ridiculous (I’m my own worst enemy when it comes to choosing wine for myself - anyone else, no worries!). Anyway, I found I kept coming back to my predilection for serving Cabernet Sauvignon with lamb - always a winner no matter what. The weather was a bit warmish but so what? This lamb was going to be good and deserved a good bottle of Cab come hell or high water! And so, it was to be. Again, trouble. Now that it was decided what to drink, I went to the cupboard and the cupboard was bare, sacrebleu! You’d think in my role there’d be a cellar full of reds to be had, but no - I run a fairly skinny larder when it comes to wine as I’m always getting stuff to try so I rarely need to keep anything substantial in reserve. There’s a few select wines kept off-site so I don’t touch them, which means of course… I don’t touch them (coz’ it’s too far away). So, a very guilty trip down to the local megastore later (with its very average selection I might add), and again the old decision making dilemma rears its ugly head as I wander up and down the aisles… a Yarra Valley Cabernet for its cool climate elegance? A Coonawarra Cab for its richness and density of fruit? Hey, maybe something from W.A.? The Margaret River region with its beautiful Bordeaux-like cool maritime climate might be the go, as there’s a great many terrific value cabernets from the outstanding 2011 vintage now out and about on the shelves at all price levels. Hey presto, the wine in front of me will suit beautifully – it was the Devil’s Lair 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, and it was excellent. However, two nights later, a bottle of the wine reviewed below arrived in the mail and was even better... and it’s cheaper. Granted, it’s more of a “drink now” wine option than the aforementioned, which will only gain and develop in flavor and complexity of the ensuing years, yet the Voyager Cab/Merlot had a bit more of an X factor. Anyway, must be time for another round of lamb
and I think another bottle of the Voyager might be on the cards, too. I’m sure the great ‘Lambassador’ Sam Kekovich would be proud - you know it makes sense.
2011 Voyager Estate ‘Girt by Sea’ Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot ($25) “The red grapes were harvested in perfect condition with great concentration of ripe flavours and excellent tannin profile.” Steve James, Head of Winemaking & Viticulture – Voyager Estate. There you go, straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak. As I’ve mentioned, the 2011 vintage for reds in W.A. was superlative and this entry-level red blend from Voyager is a cracker. On the nose, the aromatics are intense with floral/dark fruit notes complemented by an air of regional earthiness with subtle wild herb notes thrown in. However, the outstanding feature is easily the purity of rich dense fruit, balance and complexity in the wine, a fine example of varietal and regional expression… just terrific.
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Altitude soar into Aireys BY JAMES TAYLOR
Altitude’s sound has been likened to Nirvana, The Vines, The Fratellis and Jebediah.
A BAND from Geelong and the Surf Coast that played their first ever gig at the Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival is returning to give it another go in March. Indie-garage rockers Altitude have since graced the stage at the Big Day Out, but bassist Luke Reeves still has memories of the group’s debut performance in 2008, at the debut of the annual festival. “There was only one stage, only six bands, and we didn’t have a drummer – we lost him about a week before,” he said. “It was someone from school, and he rehearsed with us a few times but we couldn’t get hold of him.” Despite the loss of half of the rhythm section, Reeves said the band did well. “There were lots of parents cheering us on, but we really dug it and started practicing more seriously.” Fast-forward six years and Altitude has moved to much bigger things, appearing at Push Over in Melbourne, Homebake in Sydney and – most recently – on the headspace stage at the Melbourne leg of the 2014 Big Day Out alongside fellow Geelong band Audemia.
Reeves said it was a massive achievement for him, both musically and personally. “Me and (guitarist) Liam (Brennan), we went to the Big Day Out as soon as we could, when we turned 15, and we both thought it was the best thing we’d ever seen. “We really enjoyed the gig – when we assessed it, we thought we hit every note right, and lots of people we’ve never heard of have written on our Facebook how much they liked us. “We got backstage passes and we used them as much as we could, but they got taken away from us halfway through the day.” This year is a busy one for Altitude, with recording of a double A-side in progress, to be followed by recording an EP and touring Sydney and Adelaide later in the year. “We’ve got lots and lots of things to share around out there,” Reeves said. The Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival will run from March 14-16. For more information, head to aireysinlet.com.au/ music. For more information on Altitude, head to facebook.com/altitudeband.
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Oh dear, and here we are thinking we are doing the right thing ordering a super-sized cup of a freshly squeezed combo from the bright (and slim) young snippet behind the counter at the juice bar? But no, no no – as the lass bumps and grinds to the doof-doof music that usually blasts away in the background. As she cheerily throws in chunky lumps of a kaleidoscope of fresh fruits, whizzing them together in a Carmen Miranda fruit medley of flavour and colour – my tastebuds were salivating at what I thought would be a healthy, nutritious lunch. And, well, it is – but? You see the dietitians and nutritionists would rather you eat the whole fruit and have a large glass of water, for “juices”, while full of vitamins, are also very high in kilojoules. You see, by having just a juice – you’re not getting the fibre. Oh it’s a minefield out there if you are trying to observe healthy eating habits! Sure, you should be proud that you have, with steely reserve, walked past the cake shop and the burger joint. But drinking a juice is only marginally better than scoffing a can of soft drink. Pre-packaged juices are not necessarily all that we think they are in terms of a healthy drink.
A survey of several popular fruit juice brands revealed that some of them have more sugar and calories than soft drinks. Even sugary red cordial has fewer calories than some fruit juices on the market. Ideally, to buy or make a small (250ml) serve of fresh juice is a convenient way to increase our intake of fruit and vegetables in our daily routine. Most juices contain nutritious vitamins and minerals, but for most people these benefits are outweighed by the kilojoule content. So for some high-octane juice to fire up your engine, here are a few ideas to include in your lunch boxes, or for breakfast - or as a pick-meup at any time of the day. Just to hedge your bets both ways, do include eating whole fruits and lots of vegetables as well. The fibre left in the juicing machine – depending on the produce you’ve used – could be incorporated into muffins perhaps? It’s not easy being green – but this juice of broccoli and apples is a beauty – packed with anti-viral and antibacterial nutrients – broccoli contains almost as much calcium as milk! Combine 125gm broccoli flowerets (perhaps keep the stems to be steamed and chopped into and omelet for a light lunch), with two apples – and a tablespoon lemon juice – push the roughly
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ALL JUICED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO? chopped broccoli and apples through the juicer, and stir in the lemon juice. Serve over plenty of ice. Melon and ginger combine with pears for make a super spicy pick-me-up to revive you and stimulate your circulation. Quarter two pears, and slice ½ a cantaloupe, removing the seeds and skin, of course. Peel and roughly chop a 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger – juice these together and serve immediately. The opposite side of the colour spectrum is filled with bright and lively combinations of fennel, red cabbage and apples – yep sounds weird – but this surprisingly delicious juice is a great palate teaser as the crisp aniseed flavour of the fennel will wake up your tastebuds and put some zing in your step. So juice together ½ small red cabbage, ½ fennel bulb, 2 apples and after juicing stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Cabbage has natural anti-bacterial properties while the apples and fennel help to cleanse. (You can substitute celery for the fennel). Lastly a ripper drink of luminous ruby tones made from small beetroots (about 200gms), 1cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and a large orange, blended and served over ice - yum! But you might need to check your bright pink smile before you go out to greet the world?
A juice for healthier skin – an anti-aging juice! Ron Lagerquist’s recipe for a Carrot Sunscreen Juice had me intrigued – I’ll share what I read with you here: “When I’m on a long juice fast, even in the winter, my skin will darken and it will look like I have a tan. This is due to the beta-carotene in the many kilos of carrots I am juicing. The effect is called carotina. One of the biggest enemies of youthful, wrinkle-free skin is the sun; beta-carotene has been shown to act as a natural protector for common skin cancers and can protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun”. So very appropriately for these hot summer days try this juice recipe (combine together in the juicer): 6 carrots, 1 apple, 1 stick of celery ½ lemon – skin included.
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Boom Crash Opera revisit the crazy times BY TIFFANY PILCHER
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QUIRKY pop rock royalty Boom Crash Opera are going back to their beginnings. The multi-award winning fivepiece have just released their most comprehensive greatest hits album to date along with previously unreleased material and two new tracks. Now they’re back on the road and heading to Geelong for the Motor City Music Festival over the March long weekend. Guitarist Peter Farnan reflected on when the band first got together in 1985, before their smash hits including “The Best Thing”, “Onion Skin” and “Great Wall”. “Everyone thinks at 20 that it’s all happening, I was 20 and wow, did I think it was all happening. “It was the post-punk era and none of the really good bands were staying together. “We wanted to capture the crazy energy of the time but keep it going, the aim was to not break up.” He said they succeeded in never officially ending the band, instead they simply wound down around the mid 90s though the members continued to weave in and out of each other’s lives.
While they have continued their working relationships, until late last year they hadn’t written new material since the 90s. The push that got Farnan to pick up his pen was a request from Connie Johnson, the sister of actor Samuel Johnson, who is fighting terminal breast cancer. Just before Samuel completed his 15,995 kilometre journey around Australia on a unicycle to raise money and awareness for the disease, she asked the band to use their music at his welcome home event last week. “Connie had asked to use some of our songs and before that we didn’t think we’d do anything new because we didn’t have a reason,” Farnan said. “We needed a life and death kind of reason to actually get writing again. “It all came together and we found out that same energy we always had is still there. “That’s the best part. We are still us – not a paler version of what we used to be.” The Motor City Music Festival is on the Labour Day long weekend from March 7 to 9. For tickets, the full line-up and more information, head to motorcitymusicfestival.com.au.
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Cheers to the rise of craft beer BY JAMES TAYLOR CRAFT beer is the flavour of the month at the moment, and an event this Saturday is celebrating local brews by local brewers at breweries across the Geelong region. Craft Beer Rising, organised by The Crafty Pint, will be marked at bars, breweries and other venues nationwide. These include Torquay’s Front Beach Cafe, which will offer special prices on its pots and schooners of craft beer and cider on tap between 4-7pm. This will be followed by music from acoustic duo Hay Bax. Front Beach owner Steve Christou said his business was happy to get on board Craft Beer Rising as a way to promote craft beer. “People can come in and try something different, and see how they go.” It has been about 18 months since Front Beach launched as a craft beer venue, and the cafe now offers more than 50 craft beers on tap and in bottles. “It’s gone very well; it gives people a lot more choice. There’s a lot more variety in craft beer,” Mr Christou said. In Geelong, Little Creatures Brewery is noted for being crazy about hops, and is celebrating both Craft Beer Rising and the arrival of its United States hops on Saturday. Events are frequently being added to the Craft Beer Rising line-up across the state. For the latest, head to craftbeerrising.com.au.
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Wooden boats to sail in again BY JAMES TAYLOR THE age of sail returns to Geelong next month as part of this year’s Wooden Boat Festival. The event, organised by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, is being staged for the sixth time and is expected to draw at least 150 boats, 1,000 participants and 8,000 visitors to the Geelong waterfront. The 2014 festival will take place over four days from March 6-9, and as in previous years, there will be an opportunity for the public to get among wooden boats old and new, as well as onshore displays of nautical equipment, brassware, rope making and lots more. The festival will also feature wooden boat builders demonstrating traditional crafts such as caulking and steam bending. Out on the water there will be plenty of action, as the Royal Geelong Yacht Club will host the Heron Victorian Titles as part of the festival. Other events include the Grand Parade of Boats and Cavalcade of Sail, a Concourse d’ Elegance, racing for the Corio Bay Couta Boat Cup, the Corio Bay Classic Wooden Yacht Cup and the Passage Races from Melbourne and Portarlington. In 2014 there will be an increased focus on family
participation involving greater children’s activities. This will include the Tall Ship Enterprize, treasure hunts, face painting, an art and photographic competition, hands-on wooden boat building activities presented by local schools and a visit from notorious pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. Public entry to the event is free, and there is a $50 entry fee (plus GST) for exhibitors. For more information, phone festival chair Stuart Dickerson on 0417 379 860 or head to woodenboatfestival.yachting.org.au.
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The JVG Guitar Method are active on the touring circuit, and played in Barwon Heads on February 7.
Following a musical method BY JAMES TAYLOR FOR the third consecutive year, The JVG Guitar Method will head to Wild Will Wolseley’s Winery Shed. The band comprises Jon von Goes from community radio station 3RRR, Mark Ferrie from ABC TV’s RocKwiz, Ash Davies from drum heaven, and Dale Lindrea from bass hell. Wild Will has coloured this Sunday in his diary with a highlighter pen – this is to remind him that
his shed will go off that afternoon. It will also serve to remind him not to repair his roof as the band would only blow it off again. Poet Ian Bland will also be on the bill with readings of his mongrel doggerel. The JVG Guitar Method will perform at Wolseley Winery, 1,790 Hendy Main Road, Paraparap on February 23. Doors open at 3pm, music starts at 4pm. Tickets are $15 at the door. In other Wolseley news, the Grapes gig at the winery has been cancelled.
Bellbrae to get down at 80s disco BY TIFFANY PILCHER IT’S almost time to show off your rug-cutting skills because the Bellbrae Primary School’s Totally Awesome 80s Disco is on tomorrow night. The adults-only disco is open to parents and friends of the school as well as the wider local community to raise money for the school to purchase iPads for students to use in class. There will be giveaways from Reef and you can take home a cool memento of you and your friends in full fancy dress with a photo from the Montage photo booth. The Silver Bullet Bar will also be there serving a selection of craft beers from Forrest Brewing
Company and Southern Bay Brewery as well as cider, wine, champagne and soft drinks. Organiser Rachel Baulch said she is looking forward to a great night of singing and dancing to biggest and best hits of the 80s. “It will be a fun night of dancing, socialising and fundraising,” she said. The Totally Awesome 80s Disco will be held at the Bellbrae Hall, School Road, Bellbrae on Friday February 21 from 8pm until midnight. Tickets are $25 and available at the door and drinks will be at bar prices. Bus pick up and drop off is available for $5 at Torquay and Jan Juc, bus tickets must be prebooked from the school by calling 5261 2660.
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Celtic Thunder heading down under BY TIFFANY PILCHER IRISH singing supergroup Celtic Thunder is warming up to bring their biggest and best show yet to Geelong. Celtic Thunder will return to Australian shores for a 21 date national tour including a stop at Geelong Arena in June. Their new show, Mythology, named for their latest album, promises to be even more entertaining and exciting than anything they have done before. The group have performed for President Obama
at the White House and amassed global sales of over two million albums. Their 9th album, Mythology, debuted at number one on the Billboard World Music chart. The album recounts the history of the Celtic people, their legends, cultures and stories, showcasing the heritage of modern-day Celts and the influences from their Celtic past that make them who they are today. In Australia, they debuted at number one on the ARIA DVD chart and remained on the charts for 25 weeks achieving gold status.
Their show is their biggest undertaking yet with an impressive and imposing stage resembling an ancient stone pathway drawn from Celtic lore plus the use of dramatic lighting effects and choreography. It will include a mix of favourites, ranging from traditional Irish fare, to international hits such as “The Boys Are Back in Town” and “Sound of Silence”, as well as original compositions. For Celtic Thunder newcomer Colm Keegan, this tour will mark his first visit to Australia and to say the Irish singer is excited would be an
understatement. “I know so many people in Australia. I have cousins in Perth and friends from college in Melbourne and Sydney. “I can’t wait to get out there and catch up with everyone and meet all our Aussie fans,” he said. Keegan is the sixth member of the ensemble which consists of Emmett Cahill, Keith Harkin, Ryan Kelly, George Donaldson and Neil Byrne who all perform solo and ensemble numbers throughout the show. Celtic Thunder is performing at Geelong Arena on Friday June 6 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available online at ticketek.com.au or by calling 13 28 49.
The Surf Coast Times and Bellarine Times has five Celtic Thunder prize packs to give away. Each pack includes two gold passes to their Geelong show, the Mythology album, and the Mythology DVD. Each pack is valued at approximately $288. For your chance to win email giveaways@ surfcoasttimes.com.au with your best Irish joke, your full name, address and contact number. The competition closes at 9am on Thursday February 27. Winners will be chosen and notified on the same day. Celtic Thunder’s George Donaldson, Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill, Colm Keegan, Ryan Kelly and Keith Harkin are bringing their biggest show ever to Geelong.
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anniversary? 9. The ringgit is the currency of which Asian country? 10. Who was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes? 11. Which popular author wrote a series of fictional books about the Courtney and Ballantyne families in Africa? 12. Does a piano typically have more white or black keys? 13. The song Oh What A Beautiful Morning opens which musical? 14. In which city would you find the Burj Khalifa,
MOORE WEEKLY STARS Plans are put on hold but promises kept. Mercury is motionless until Friday, giving you time to tweak arrangements and clear any backlog. Dueling traits of impatience and integrity do battle, but by week’s end your honesty wins out. Allow imaginative ideas to effervesce and sketch the outline of a money-making venture. In the words Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple, born on February 24 1955) “Details matter, it’s worth getting it right”.
Your whisper of wanderlust becomes a cry for freedom. Sun in the escapist realm releases you from the restraints of routine and chains of love. Fortunately, absence and autonomy serve to enhance rather than weaken relationships. Loved-ones approve of the new independent you and applaud your efforts. The impending new moon puts the focus firmly on travel plans and self-improvement.
A change in the landscape is rejuvenating. Solar energy makes you a magnet for exotic places and unfamiliar faces. Your communication hat is on, prompting you to regale the crowd with tall tales and true. Connections made this week propel you one step higher on the ladder of success or popularity. Be vigilant about energy levels though, as Mars in the health zone warns against burnout.
Your dreamy demeanour masks a razor-sharp mind. Meld the two together and creative concepts can be conjured up. You prefer to work behind the scenes, away from the glare of public and private eyes. Others see you as preoccupied and keep you at arm’s length rather than getting involved. Sun in the house of secrecy sanctions your silence and exalts your modus-operandi.
As you muscle in on someone else’s territory, red lights flash. The action planet Mars warns against repeating past mistakes and treading on tender toes. Your intentions are usually good but the execution is sometimes rushed. Tap into the good twin and give the inner rebel a rest. Reigning Mercury moves forward on Friday, releasing you from recent constraints and competitive situations.
You stop short of idle gossip, valuing fidelity above fame and fact over fiction. Newfound diplomacy comes courtesy of compatible solar energy in the relationship sector. Discreet friends and family members teach you the art of keeping secrets, something you learn by studying their behaviour. As Beatle George Harrison (born February 25, 1943) wisely observed, “Gossip is the devil’s radio”.
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You take subtle liberties with loved ones. Ruling Venus brings a sense of entitlement to the domestic zone and others are expected to do your bidding. In a positive sense, you contemplate a revamp or de-clutter of your surroundings. Moving to a bigger or better space is the ultimate goal but budgetary constraints inhibit spending. Creative solutions are the answer to your prayers.
Giving in is like selling out. Mars boosts mental prowess and prevents you from being bullied by others. Your ability to make decisions has never been better, even though you take the well-worn path rather heading in a new direction. Your personal magnetism and robust reputation are enticing to everyone. Colleagues want you in their corner and friends crave your company.
You trade freedom for familiarity. Up close and personal stars sneak under your guard, transforming Sagittarians into cuddly but confident individuals. Other people’s friends become your best buddies and already intense love affairs deepen further. Jealousy is never far from your doorstep during this playful period and a little discretion goes a long way. Forewarned is forearmed.
You cease fretting the small stuff and put first-world problems in perspective. Compassionate planets in the communication zone help you see past the superficial and spot the fakes. The wall of self-protection comes down this week. Once major concerns turn into minor worries and money matters take a back seat. Letting go is an unlikely way of hanging on.
A bonus or benefit puts you in the box seat. Static Mercury causes delays until Friday but they trigger annoyance rather than anxiety. Once unfathomable problems are solved in an instant and karmic credits continue to accumulate. And while you remain unaffected by wealth, you welcome a boost to your bank account. Empathetic friends add a precious touch to affairs of the heart.
Hogging the limelight is your astrological right. Sun in Pisces provides a positive aura and radiates warmth in your surroundings. No longer the stereotypical spectator, you abandon self-discipline and set off in search of pleasure. It’s not all play and no work though; your day-to-day duties still exist in the real world. Finding the right balance is tricky but not impossible.
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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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27th February-Guest speaker Steve from Friends of Point Richards Flora & Fauna Reserve at 10.30am Enquiries: 5259 2290 / www.portnh.org.au
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THIS week on the Bellarine Peninsula the stage is set for a showdown of Australia’s finest young talent mixed with some international superstars at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. All are jockeying to be crowned the next Oates Vic Open Champion. In recent years the Vic Open has seen the men and women of professional golf come together to compete for separate titles at the same venue. This revolutionary step in the modern game allows spectators to walk the fairways alongside all their favorite players. This will be my second trip to compete at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links in as many years. The course setup this year is slightly firmer than last year so I will have to adjust some of my target lines from the tees and show more respect to the green complexes with my approach shots, especially when playing both courses in my afternoon rounds. However, these conditions can change quickly if we get the forecast showers and cooler weather later in the week. Players to watch out for in the men’s draw include European tour star Richard Green, 2013 Perth International champion Jin Jeong, 2012 Australian PGA Champion Daniel Popovic, 2013 OneAsia tour order of merit winner Mathew Griffin or any former USPGA Tour stars including Scott Laycock, Paul Sheehan, David McKenzie and Michael Sim. In the women’s draw the stand outs are big hitting Laura Davies, 2013 Oates Victorian Open Champion and multiple European ladies tour winner Stacey Keating, US tour veteran Lindsey Wright and young amateur champions Su Oh and Minjee Lee. It’s going to be an exciting week on and off the course for everyone involved, with plenty of activities, hospitality, great food and wine to be enjoyed while watching the future stars of Australasian and international golf.
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Vic Open under way at Thirteenth today OATES Vic Open 2013 champions Stacey Keating and Matthew Giles begin the defence of their titles today at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. Organisers say this year’s field will provide a much sterner test for the title holders as it is notably stronger than last year. However, both champions remain determined to repeat their 2013 successes. Stacey Keating, from Cressy, Victoria finished her season ranked 25th on the Ladies European Order of Merit list. Her preparation for this year’s tournament has included a spectacular skydive into Thirteenth Beach Golf Links on Tuesday. Originally from Cressy, where her family and friends live, Stacey said she loved playing in a tournament so close to her home town and last year
was a fantastic experience because of it. “To have friends and family out watching was very special as it is very rare, even my Mum and Dad get to watch me play!” She said the format change, where golfers will play on the Beach course and the Creek course in the opening two rounds, was a great idea. “I think it’s a great idea as not only do the girls have to prepare for two different courses, but now the boys have to do the same! It’s a great idea and great for the spectators. “I really hope there are as many, if not more people out there on the weekend to support us, especially us girls!” Matthew Giles had a great run of form in the lead up to his win at the 2013 Vic Open, having finished 5th at the Lexus of Blackburn Heritage
Classic and then 13th at the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship. This past season the player from New South Wales put together two solid performances that saw him finish inside the top 30 at the NZ PGA Championship and inside the top 35 at the Talisker Australian Masters. “What helps me the most is playing. I am looking forward to the stretch of events coming up. Having not played well towards the end of last year, it was good to have time away and get back into some practice. “I am hoping to repeat at the 2014 Oates Vic Open. “It is going to be different to last year. Last year was great. The ladies played on the Creek and then after the cut joined us on the Beach. It was great to have Stacey playing with us being a local player.
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Whiting still being caught in close on inshore reefs and off the rocks Still pinkies being taken offshore Some nice gummy shark have been taken off the beaches and by those lucky enough to get out in their boats Salmon and mullet still being caught off the beaches Still good size bream being caught in Painkalac Cree. 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.
Good salmon and yellow eyed mullet still being caught off the beach The harbour is still producing grass and King George whiting, mullet and squid The odd snapper, flathead, mullet being caught by those in boats In the river, bream and mullet are being caught. 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.
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FISHERIES Victoria has expressed concern over the increased use of illegal snares, hooks and spears to take Southern Rock Lobster. Fisheries Victoria officer Ian Westhorpe said over the summer Fisheries officers had seen a number of Southern Rock Lobster (crayfish) taken through illegal methods. “With the great summer weather we have been experiencing we have also noticed an increase in people taking more than their daily catch limits by diving or drop netting several times over the course of a long, hot day,” Mr Westhorpe said. “Spears and snares seem to be the weapons of choice and unfortunately this means they can target rock lobster that would normally be uncatchable and we have had several offenders found with undersize rock lobster, as well as having more than their
allowed daily catch limit. “Rock lobsters show obvious signs when taken illegally and spears leave puncture wounds and snares can also partially crush the animal. “We are also aware of the use of hooks, which will often kill or damage the rock lobster regardless of the size. “When taking part in any form of diving for rock lobster, only hands are to be used to take them. “By taking only by hand or drop net this acts as a control measure to conserve our valuable stocks. “Divers need to respect the rules around catch limits to ensure there are healthy levels of rock lobster into the future for everyone to enjoy along this part of the coast.” Mr Westhorpe said snares were classed as
commercial fishing equipment and there were severe penalties for their possession and use. “Rock Lobster is a priority species under the Fisheries Act of 1995 and people can be fined up to $30,000 or face jail time – or both,” he said. “Fisheries Officers can also seize cars, boats, dive gear and any other equipment used.” Anybody who sees or suspects illegal fishing activity is urged to call the 24-hour fisheries offence reporting line 13 FISH (13 34 74).
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TORQUAY Whiting still on inshore reefs Some pinkies are still being caught by those in boats Reports of some flathead being caught offshore Salmon still being caught off the beaches Spring Creek still producing bream. 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.
St Leonards, still some whiting in reasonable numbers, squid as well as some snapper out wide as well as gummies Swan Bay, garfish and flathead still being caught Salmon in the rip well into the bay Still some calamari to be caught between Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Point Lonsdale pier producing salmon The creek still has a few trevally, salmon and the odd whiting The White Lady is improving with more whiting and squid Outside the heads a few mako shark have been caught.
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Grove bow to Heads in battle WITH finals on the line, Barwon Heads came from the clouds to overcome Ocean Grove on the concluding dayâ€™s play in the Battle of the Bridge on Saturday. Craig Biddiscombe smashed 103 not out for Barwon Heads and was largely responsible for his sideâ€™s 8/289 to 8/274 victory over a Grubbers side that had victory within its clutches before Biddiscombe came to the crease. In the other games, Portarlington easily
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WITH ANGLESEA BOWLS CLUB WHILE the continual hot weather has again caused some pennant games to be cancelled, the Anglesea Bowling Club has been very active in hosting many bare foot bowlers recently. Now that the volume of tourists has decreased, several local businesses have organised belated Christmas functions for their staff and enjoyed our facilities. Also the Football and Netball Club had a pre-season â€œbondingâ€? session â€“ there is certainly some up-and-coming younger talent emerging in Anglesea! TRIPLES FOR TRIERS After five consecutive Thursdays, the aggregate results were: Red Team: Moshulu (87), Mission Beach Bums (62), Blue Team: Touchers (72), YMCA (62). Anthony Hotchin received the award (donated by â€œJackoâ€? Leeman) for the highest number of touchers. ALCOA FOURS Winners: John Strybosch, Brad Prior, Ron Sutherlans and John Manning (Geelong West). Runner-up on a count back: Peter Austin (Anglesea), Lance Berryman, Bruce Iddles and Ron Stephens (Belmont). Consolation on a count back: Andrew Walker, Brian Lugg, Gavin Williamson and Tony Herrick (Belmont). Margaret MacDonald from Alcoa Australia
presented the prizes. BAREFOOT BOWLS 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 adult (and a special rate for children) for two hours (wear flat sole shoes). MIXED INVITATION TRIPLES Entries close Sunday for this sponsored event to be held on Thursday February 27 commencing at 10am â€“ lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided. Cost: $42 per team. Teams to consist of at least one male and one female. Contact Fran Price - 0407 103 220 or f-w-price@bigpond. com to register a team. HAPPY HOUR Everyone is invited to the Anglesea Bowling Club for happy hour from 5pm. Every Friday. Followed by the members draw at 6pm but you must be in attendance to claim your prize. BISTRO The Anglesea Bowling Club Bistro Double B â€“ meaning bistro and bowls - trading hours: 6-8pm Friday and Saturday. Bookings preferred. Telephone 0412 481 711 to make a reservation. Come along and try out this family friendly venue.
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Thursday 20 February 2014
ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB THE Anglesea ladies played in their first district event at the being of the month. The team of Julie Taylor, Dinah Kosky, Sandy Favre and Ruth Trevaskis scored well and were the clubhouse leaders for some time, but were just pipped into second place. Otway pennant starts this Friday with our ladies playing at Torquay. Good luck. Meanwhile the Men’s Veterans have started their pennant season and haven’t had such a good start. They have lost both their rounds, with some very close matches.
WITH MARGOT SMITH
Other winners were Ann Stokes with 35 points in Division 1 and Dinah Kosky with 36 points in Division 2. NTP winners were Anne Mangan, Vida Brenner, Ann Stokes, and Sue Britnell.
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The greens were treacherous this week after the renovations on Monday – but the tactic of straight and firm worked for a few players. Winners in the Wednesday par event were Phil Warne in A Grade with 7 up, John Edmanson in B Grade with 4 up, Frank Denahy in C Grade with 3 up on a count back from Alan Trevaskis, and Robin Harvey in the seniors with 6 up. NTP winners were Andrew Daffy, John Edmanson, Bernie Dalton and Laurie Foley. Hank Moerenhouton scored the eagle for the day the 18th. The ladies deferred their medal stroke round to save some heartache. Lyn Thompson probably would have preferred to have been playing the medal – blitzing the course scoring 43 points and winning Division 3. Wendy Callahan also scored well with 40 points, but had to settle for second behind Lyn.
Saturday was Stableford and we had 12 players who scored 40 points or better. Winners were Tom Steven with 44 points in A Grade, Geoff Dean with 43 points in B Grade on a count back from David Griggs, John Prince in C Grade with 39 points on a count back from Rod Meaney, and Ann Wylie won the ladies with 37 points. The men made a clean sweep on the NTPs, with winners David Griggs, Russell Murfitt, Tom Steven and Mark Couzens, and John Hall scored the eagle for the day on the 8th. Sunday was the qualifying rounds for the mixed championships with a 4BBB par event. The overnight rain made the cored greens even trickier than earlier in the week, but again it was to some players liking. Winners in a three-way count back were Ray and Veronica Shaw with 8 up, with Daryl and Sue Britnell runners up and Geoff Hose and Anne Murphy bumped into third. For those without partners we had a stableford event and winners were Sue Bowler and Peter Gowans, both scoring 38 points. NTP winners were Peter Gowans, Colin Favre, DJ Wylie and Geoff Hose, and DJ also scored an eagle on the 18th to finish his round. Enjoy your golf.
WE START off this week with some results from Saturday February 8 and setting the pace early was Bill Higgins coming home with +6 to take the A Grade win. Barrie Joyner finding some form had +10 to take out B Grade. Alec Inglis had the round of the day in C Grade carding +12 to win, Peter Ronnie scored +10. Ron Hedley won the resort course finishing with +8 and for the ladies it was Sue Booth with +4. NTPs Ken Scott, Gary Taylor, Darrel Brewin, Darren Bartlett, Brian Brown, Inge Oliver and Cheryl Brunt. Gary Bath won the jackpot. Sunday, Garry Smith won the men’s stableford with 46 points and the ladies winner was Mary Sweet scoring 39 points. NTPs Garry Smith, Terry Lyons and visitor Malcolm Brown took the jackpot. As dam works continue on the 11th hole we had the bonus of playing it as a very short par 5 but on the downside we could not be handicapped for the day much to the annoyance of those that played particularly well, like A Grade winner Cheryl Brunt. She shot the round of the day with +10. B Grade went to Karen Grayling with +8 and for C Grade Helen Bloink scored +7. Pamela Brewin with +7 won the resort course. NTPs Sandy Harrison, Lesley Grebe, Cheryl Brunt, Sue Hehir and Judith Hobill. Taking out the jackpot with a hole in one on the 13th was Sandra Martin; we hear the party is still going!
Same rule for the men with their impressive scores on Wednesday, they will not be handicapped but at least they can still win the prizes for the day. Joe Magliano shot +6 to win A Grade. B Grade went to Max Simpson with +7. Greg Touzel with +8 took out C Grade and with +6 Ron Jones won D Grade. For the resort course Brian Brown finished on top with +8. NTPs Alan Foss, Max Simpson, Paul Brunt, Ken Nunn and Ian Colwell. Joe Magliano topped off his day by taking out the jackpot. Friday and yes work still continues on the dam, therefore no handicaps will be adjusted once again. Paul Brunt with 44 points won A Grade and Ron Jones having an unbelievable week of golf scored 52 points to take out B Grade. Barbara Young-Harding won for the ladies with 41 points. NTPs Ron Jones, Tony Nicholls and Lyn Delmenico. Wayne Bent hit the jackpot. Saturday Andrew Groom won A Grade with 44 points. B Grade winner Tony Mensch also scored 44 points. C Grade went to Michael Lunney making 42 points and for D Grade Gary Kerr took the win with 49 points. Clare Fitzpatrick finished 1st for the ladies with 41 points and for the resort course Ron Hedley, enjoying the new tee, had 48 points to win. John Brunt hit a good shot early to win the jackpot.
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THE SANDS TORQUAY LADIES Thursday stroke (Round 1 club championships): It was a big day for the ladies as we started the championship tournament. In the daily event Christine Yelland posted a nett 69, to win by one over Cheryl Collings with NTP honours going to Linda Carroll on the 5th and Lynn Hyett on the 13th. As for the Club Championships, in A Grade Carol McDonald is leading Linda Turner by 1. In B Grade, Cheryl Collings has a one stroke lead over Christine Yelland and Christine Brackin. In C Grade, Heather Smith has separated herself from the pack, leading by four over second place Karin Wiese. Saturday Par: It was a strong scoring day for the ladies as half the field was level or better. When the dust settled one was better than the rest as Wendy Muller posted an impressive + 4 to win by 1 over runner up Sarah Tokolyi. Wendy Muller also earned NTP honours on the 7th.
FROM THE MEMBERS’ ROOM Menegazzo win on a count back over Colin Chinn and Dean Bernasconi with all three scoring 40 points. In B Grade, we had Michael McAllum throw down a red hot 42, beating runner up Adam Ruggero by 2. NTP honours went to Richard Hammett on the 5th and Jim Demetrious on the 13th. Saturday Par: It was a little muggier than we’re used to at The Sands but that didn’t deter the men from coming out in large numbers for the three grade comp and put up another great day of scoring. In A Grade, we had Graham Holmes from Commonwealth GC post a +4 to win by one over Rod Brooker and Jarrod Lyle. In B Grade, Phil Eltringham came out with the best score of the day with a +5. Runner-up in B Grade was Brian O’Shea in a count back with +4. In C Grade, Tim Freer came out ahead with a great score of +4 beating runner up Steve Troon by one. NTP honours went to Rod Brooker on the 5th, Ray Hocking on the 13th and Mark Eccles on the 17th.
Wednesday Stableford: We had a two grade event at The Sands on a beautiful day with near perfect conditions. The men took full advantage putting up some terrific numbers on the day as we had plenty in the race for each grade. In A grade, we had Steve
Sunday Club Championship finals Conditions were a bit rough to start off with for the A Grade quarter finals, the day improved for the afternoon semi finals and it will be Craig Corker to face Tim Jarman in the A Grade club championship and Gabor Tokolyi to play Geoff Proposch for the B Grade final on the March 2.
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THIS week saw our two teams of Veteran Men play their first round of pennant in the GDVGA. The Division 1 team of Alan Sweeney, Brian Hazell, Doug Hill, Tony Meagher and Dave McKeon drew with their opposition from Curlewis, while our Division 2 team of Peter Hahn, Sean Rodwell, Steve Steele, Rob Casey and Will Pressnell had a 3½ to 1½ win over Lonsdale. These matches continue over the next few weeks, concluding in early April. Good luck fellas!
WITH ROB CASEY
Powe on 36. B Grade went to Angela Kiely on 38 points from Jenny Durante on 36, whilst Sandra Paddle got the chocolates in C Grade with her 36 points by a shot from Glennys Jones. Other winners were Angela Royal and Marian Keskinen for NTPs, and Megan Siotos and Bec Waldron got Pro Pins.
Wednesday February 12, Ladies Stableford Angela Foott accumulated 42 points (meaning she was only 4 over par off the stick!) to comfortably clean up Trophy of the Day and A Grade from Helen
Saturday February 15, Men’s Stroke With 181 starters, competition was hot with three players managing a nett 66 to win their respective grades. They were Andrew Fletcher, who won Trophy of the Day and B Grade from Peter Nash on 68, Ian Deller got home in C Grade from Peter Kelly’s 67 and Mick Troop who got the D Grade voucher from Barry Hildebrand’s 70. The A Grade photo finish went to Gavan Whyley on a count back from Elijah Wall, both with 68s. NTPs went to David Lockett, Kane McKenzie and Stephen Steele, while Angelo Ferrara took out the pro pin. In the Ladies Stroke event, Helen Barry’s nett 73 was good enough for her to take home Trophy of the Day, the putting award and B Grade from Elizabeth Culph’s 74. The A Grade choccies went to Val Tither with her nett 74 from the ever reliable Angela Foott on 76, who also took out the best gross with an 85. The NTPs went to Jenny Pearson and Kay Williams, while Angela Kiely got the pro pin cash.
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Tuesday February 11, Men’s Stableford Big Dave McKeon strutted his stuff, and his 47 points is the biggest tally we have seen for years at this club! He won Trophy of the Day and C Grade from Paul Brewin with 40 points. Greg Newman took out the A Grade voucher with 39 points on a count back from Lindsay Powell, and B Grade was won by Peter Bauer with 38 points by a shot from Laurie Walsh. Mick Reynolds won D Grade with 41 points on a count back from Warren Brown, who also collected a NTP on the 2nd. Other NTPs were Gordon Atkins (5th) and Peter Hahn (17th).
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