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Bellarine Times

Thursday 24 April 2014

VOL 7. No 17

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A 1,360-signature petition asking to stall the Ann Nichol House sale process is set for Parliament

PRESS PAUSE BY REBECCA LAUNER

LEST WE FORGET Tomorrow’s Anzac Day services around the Bellarine Peninsula will mark the 99th anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli. See pages 2 and 7 for service details. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

MEMBER for Bellarine Lisa Neville this week accepted a petition signed by more than 1,360 people concerned about the proposed sale of Ann Nichol House. The petition, on which 88 per cent of signatories are Bellarine Peninsula residents, calls on the Minister for Ageing David Davis and the Bellarine Community Health (BCH) board to “pause the process” on the sale of the not-for-profit residential aged care facility. Ms Neville will now present the petition to Parliament when it resumes on May 6. “I have already raised the issue in Parliament and with the minister, and am pleased to now be able to table this petition, on behalf of the people from across the Bellarine, as well as Melbourne and country Victoria who plan to retire here. The petition highlights the depth of people’s concern and the urgent need for the minister to intervene,” Ms Neville said. Minister Davis has the power to halt the sale by refusing to approve the transfer of public land to a private company, giving the state government and officials time to review the proposal. “This petition shows that people right across the Bellarine are concerned and care about aged care and care about who runs it and who owns it and they want that option still available to them,” Ms Neville said. “(Minister Davis) is not being asked for money, he’s just using the powers he has to put a halt to this to enable the community to be involved in a better outcome.”

At Tuesday’s City of Greater Geelong council meeting, Cr Lindsay Ellis said he applauded Ms Neville for backing council’s call for a review of BCH’s planned sale of Ann Nichol House. Cr Ellis moved a Motion of Urgent Business at council’s meeting in Ocean Grove on March 25 calling for a letter to be sent to BCH voicing concern and calling for the decision to be reviewed. Cr Ellis said Ann Nichol House was a vital community asset on the Bellarine, and there was a “huge groundswell of public concern” at the prospect of having such an important facility soldoff to private enterprise. On Tuesday, Ms Neville submitted a request to Minister Davis for all briefings or correspondence between the minister, his department and BCH in relation to Ann Nichol House, in the hope of uncovering why BCH is determined to sell and why the government doesn’t want to intervene, or respond to community requests for intervention.

Ian Collins, Lisa Neville and John Turner hold 1,360 signatures which call on the state government and Bellarine Community Health board to hold off on the sale of Ann Nichol House.


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MAYOR’S COLUMN

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Anzac Day Anzac Day is a special day for all Australians. Tomorrow marks the 99th anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli. It’s an important time for us all. A time to pay tribute to those who have given so much so that we can enjoy living in this beautiful region. Thank you to everyone who has served to protect our country. Let’s make sure future generations understand the sacrifices that have been made to help secure their future. The Bellarine does a great job in paying tribute to Anzac Day and in recognising those who have served and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping efforts over the years. There are well organised services and marches held throughout the Bellarine Peninsula. I urge you all to attend a service and to pay your respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy everything we now have.

from outside the Portarlington and Drysdale RSL Sub Branch at 11am.

New tourism campaign The City of Greater Geelong with Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine has been working hard over the Easter break on a new tourism campaign promoting the best parts of Geelong and The Bellarine. Filming started on Friday and, as you might have seen by now, the horseback beach scenes at Barwon Heads were a little more eventful than planned! Local video production company Robot Army Productions have been fantastic to work with and I have had some very creative ideas which you will see when the clip comes out.

Anzac Day Services on the Bellarine: OCEAN GROVE: Dawn service at the Cenotaph, Ocean Grove Park at 5.50am. Followed by a march commencing from The Terrace at 10am.

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DRYSDALE: Service at the Drysdale Primary School Assembly Hall at 10am. Followed by a march commencing from outside the Drysdale CFA at 10.45am. PORTARLINGTON: Dawn service at the Cenotaph at 6am. Followed by a march commencing

Geelong truly shines in this tourism campaign. You will see scenes from the iconic Waterfront and Eastern Beach, the You Yangs and Thirteenth Beach to places like Jack Rabbit Winery and Adventure Park. Through developing this campaign we hope to see an influx of tourists in Geelong and the Bellarine. This film clip aims to put Geelong on the map. We want people to think of Geelong as a place to visit for a weekend or a longer stay. It will be released in May on social media initially, and Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine have the ability to release the clip as a cinema preview in the future. I really hope people embrace this campaign and share it with their friends and family on Facebook and Twitter as it’s all about Geelong and why we love living here. Council is always looking for ways to develop and promote tourism and this was evident last week with the funding announcement for a feasibility study into a mineral springs spa and wellness centre at Eastern Beach. The $125,000 study, which will be jointly funded by the City of Greater Geelong and the state government, will provide an in-depth investigation into the development of a world-class spa which would be a huge attraction to Geelong’s CBD. An Eastern Beach mineral springs spa and wellness centre is predicted to grow the local economy by $16 million to $20 million. Geelong really does have it all. It’s Giddy Up time and our time to shine! To find out what else I’m up to follow me: Twitter: @Geelong_Mayor Facebook.com/GeelongMayor

Phil Martin leads the Anzac Day march in Ocean Grove last year. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

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Group cannot see the light about traffic plan BY REBECCA LAUNER A GROUP of Drysdale and Clifton Springs residents say they are appalled by a proposal to replace the Jetty Road roundabout with traffic lights. The Drysdale Clifton Springs Community Association has discovered a concept plan designed by VicRoads that proposes to replace the roundabout with traffic lights, as part of Milemaker Petroleum’s plans to build a Caltex service station on the triangle of land at the junction of Portarlington Road. But City of Greater Geelong coordinator of statutory planning Melissa Garrett

said VicRoads had indicated to council representatives that there were no plans to install traffic lights at the intersection. “VicRoads has advised the council that the traffic lights shown on the plans prepared by the applicant’s traffic engineers were indicative only,” Ms Garrett said. She said VicRoads had also indicated that traffic lights might be an option in the future, depending on the outcome of funding for the proposed Drysdale Bypass. The DCSCA have lodged an objection against the service station proposal with the council, urging VicRoads and the council to abandon any plans for traffic lights and

improve the operation of the roundabout. DCSCA secretary Neil McGuinness said he hoped VicRoads and the council were aware of research, which showed that traffic lights were inferior to roundabouts in every way. But Mr McGuinness said the Jetty Road roundabout could benefit from some improvements. “A designated slip road – for traffic from Geelong to Clifton Springs – into Jetty Road would enable this traffic to bypass the roundabout. “This would leave only one lane of traffic entering/merging into the roundabout and improve traffic flow.”

The concept plan which shows traffic lights instead of the roundabout.

Flying Brick Cider to wing its way into Wallington BY TIFFANY PILCHER

An artist’s impression of the new Flying Brick Cider Co. cidery, as seen from the Bellarine Highway.

THE Bellarine’s Flying Brick Cider Co. is spreading its wings and moving to purpose-built premises at Wallington after the City of Greater Geelong approved its planning permit last week. Flying Brick directors David and Lyndsay Sharp have been planning the expansion for about 18 months and have already started levelling the land at 1251-1259 Bellarine Highway, with the intention of opening the doors at the start of December. The Sharps will continue to brew Flying Brick ciders at Leura Park Estate winery which they also own, until the new premises is complete, giving the Bellarine its first dedicated cidery. As well as brewing facilities, the cidery will also feature a restaurant for up to 200 people, a large deck, function room, vines, and olive and apple

trees. It will also allow Flying Brick to experiment with new brewing techniques, flavours and styles while maintaining their three signature ciders; original, pear and draught. The building itself has been designed to reflect its namesake, the Flying Brick, which is a nickname for the yellow-tailed black cockatoo. It will feature yellow and charcoal colours and is influenced by 1960s design elements. Ms Sharp said they had experienced such rapid growth since first starting Flying Brick two years ago that it was necessary to find a stand-alone location for the brand. “It’s gotten to a point where we feel it needs its own home. “The Bellarine is evolving as a great tourist destination, too, so we’re planning to positively add to visitors experience as well.”

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MITCH Hope can speak from experience when he says homophobia is a huge issue in this country, especially Geelong. For years, the Bellarine Secondary College graduate has been challenging the misconceptions and stereotypes that have caused so much harm to many gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and questioning young people. “When I was working as a youth worker for Minus18 up in Melbourne I did a study for their media department about what it was like growing up gay in the city, compared to growing up gay in the country,” Mitch said. “I interviewed my friend Marco, who lives close to the Melbourne CBD and I asked him whether he’s experienced homophobia in his lifetime. And, as most gay people will be able to tell you, he has – but it was nothing too serious, and he just brushed it off.” But Mitch, who is openly gay, said he was shocked after hearing the response from Hayley, a young girl who lives in Geelong. “She told me that she came out to one of her best friends and the next thing she told me was that her best friend’s sister came up to her in Geelong the next day and ‘bashed’ her purely for being attracted to girls, because she was afraid that she was going to turn her sister into a lesbian. “That was one of the most horrible things I’ve ever heard happen to anyone. I know Hayley quite well and I can tell you that she is one of the nicest, most amazing girls you could ever meet.” Mitch said many young people across his school community, and the world used the words “gay” or “faggot” to negatively describe something or someone. But Mitch said at Bellarine Secondary College students and teachers worked together to eliminate

the negative association between gay people and the use of such words by starting a “Stand Out” group. “What a “Stand Out” group is, essentially, is a group of students and teachers who come together to promote equality and the diversity between the students at Bellarine Secondary College,” he said. “It exists so that we can defeat the negative stigma that is held over gay people. “This is why the motto for the Stand Out Group is ‘strength in diversity’, which means regardless of who you are, or where you come from, we are all equal and we are all great people.” Mitch said the “Stand Out” group existed to tackle the negative way some young people at the school

were treated. “But the ‘Stand Out’ group doesn’t only exist for gay people,” he said. “That’s why we chose to call it a ‘Stand Out’ group instead of a GSA (or Gay Straight Alliance), because the ‘Stand Out’ group exists to tackle all kinds of things, like bullying and racism, because we believe that all our students should be able to feel safe and included, regardless of who they are or where they come from.” Mitch won the Advocacy Award at the recent Impetus Youth Awards in Geelong, while Bellarine Secondary College’s “Stand Out” team picked up a Community Award (Group).

Bellarine Secondary College graduate Mitch Hope won the Advocacy Award at the recent Impetus Youth Awards in Geelong.

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Council concerned about reserve rumours BY REBECCA LAUNER

THE Borough of Queenscliff is concerned about misinformation circulating about the options relating to the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve. Chief executive officer Lenny Jenner said one example of this was a report a drill rig was drilling on the edge of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve. “On March 31 I received an email from the secretary of the Point Lonsdale Community Association (PLCA) that stated, in part, ‘a couple of members in recent months observed a drill rig drilling on the edge of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve near the Ocean Road boundary,” Mr Jenner said.

“It continued to say vehicles from both Stockland and the Moremac Property Group were observed attending the drilling.” Mr Jenner said it was further suggested the alleged drilling was in support of Option 4 in the current Discussion Paper (on future use options of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve) currently out for community consultation. “At first, I thought the email was an April Fool’s joke!” he said. Mr Jenner said he responded on April 1 advising that Council had no knowledge of any drilling at the reserve and requested the PLCA secretary provide additional information to allow council to investigate the claim, including details of the people that

witnessed the drilling. Mr Jenner said to date, council had not received any information from the PLCA secretary in response to his request. “Council did contact one of the Moremac Directors (the new owners of ‘The Point’ residential development) who advised they do not own any commercial vehicles with identifying signage and were not involved in any works on or near the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve,” he said. “Furthermore, Moremac advised they have no interest in any possible future development at the reserve.” Mr Jenner urged residents and ratepayers to share their views on the options presented for future use

of the Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff Lighthouse Reserves by visiting queenscliffe.vic.gov.au. Meanwhile, a new group has formed in Point Lonsdale which aims to keep the Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve in public hands, with simple affordable works carried out over a few years, which maintain the Lonsdale character. The Friends of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve suggest upgraded walking trails around the cliffs and dunes and up to the lighthouse to improve access to people of all abilities and constructing picnic and barbecue facilities to add to the idea of Point Lonsdale as a welcoming destination. Visit lonsdalelighthousereserve.org to learn more about the group and its views.

Magistrate dismisses charges against activists BY REBECCA LAUNER A MAGISTRATE has dismissed charges against a group of Christian activists who conducted a peace walk onto the Swan Island military base at Queenscliff last year. Charges were heard against the 15 defendants and for all but two, the charges were found proven but dismissed. For the final two, who had prior convictions for similar behaviour, a $100 fine was issued. About 40 people attended court last week, most wearing blue scarves given to the group from the Afghan Peace Volunteers.

All defendants were charged with trespass on Commonwealth land, to which they pled guilty. The Magistrate listened attentively as the defendants stated they were all committed to peace and justice, their Christian faith and nonviolence, and spoke about the horrors of the Afghanistan war. They all noted that the Australian commitment to SAS troops, based at Swan Island, would continue. The Magistrate stated in sentencing that, “I have no issue with many of the sentiments that are expressed today in that the proudest traditions of the Christian faith in that each of you have taken a particular position in relation to

what is wrong and what is right. “You have expressed a willingness to accept the consequences of your actions and that too is reflective of that religious tradition”. The activists were participants in the annual Peace Convergence in September 2013 and the offences arose when they walked through the military base’s front gate with sapling of a vine and fig tree – biblical symbols of peace and justice. They walked around security fences and along the road, before stopping to plant the trees near the administration compound. The peace convergence will occur again in the week of the September 29 this year in Queenscliff.

Some of the Swan Island peace protesters at Swan Island last year. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

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Thursday 24 April 2014

Services to remember our Anzacs BY TIFFANY PILCHER

CEREMONIES will be held across the Surf Coast and Bellarine tomorrow to mark the 99th anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli. A dawn service will be held in Torquay from 5.45am to 8am at Point Danger with a community gathering of veterans and families in the region. McHarry's Buslines will once again provide a free “Park and Ride� service with a shuttle bus service to operate from Spring Creek Reserve to the dawn service between 5am and 6am and return services will run to Spring Creek Reserve between 7am and 8am. The Lorne Dawn service will take place at Anzac Park, opposite Kostas at 7am. A second service will be held at the Senior Citizens centre at 11.30am, followed by a march to Anzac Park at noon. Anglesea’s RSL day service will begin at the corner of Noble Street and Great Ocean Road at 9am with a march to step off 9.30am. A service will follow at the RSL Hall, Murray Street, Anglesea. Winchelsea’s dawn service will be held at Eastern Reserve at 11am and those attending are invited to enjoy a cup of tea afterwards. A dawn service will take place in Apollo Bay at the corner of Great Ocean Road and Nelson Street at 6am, followed by a march, service and wreath laying ceremony at the corner of Great Ocean Road and Moore Street at 10.45am. In Ocean Grove, a dawn service will be held at the cenotaph’s new location in Ocean Grove Park for the first time at 5.50am. A march will follow, starting from The Terrace, at 10am. Barwon Heads will host a march, starting at the

corner of Hitchcock Avenue and Bridge Road at 9am. In Drysdale, there will be a service at Drysdale Primary School’s Assembly Hall at 10am., followed by a march starting from outside the Drysdale CFA at 10.45am. Portarlington’s dawn service will be held at the cenotaph at Portarlington RSL at 6am, followed

by a march from outside the Portarlington and Drysdale RSL Sub-Branch at 11am. Queenscliff’s dawn service will take place at the Ocean View car park at 160 Hesse St Queenscliff at 5.45am. A march from Queenscliff Post Office to Fort Queenscliff, will step off at 10.40am with a service to follow at Fort Queenscliff from 11am.

A soldier bows his head in honour of our fallen heroes at the Point Danger dawn service last year. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

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Meeting to discuss future of cinema BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Lorne Historical Society is calling for feedback about the future of the town’s cinema, and has called a special open meeting to discuss the issue on Saturday. The two-storey building in Mountjoy Parade is up for sale, and concern was expressed about the fate of the cinema at the society’s April meeting. “There is not a lot of time until the auction,� Lorne Historical Society president Gary Allen said. “It was felt that we should be properly informed of the heritage overlays and regional significance of the building, and to discuss what the community can and should do to retain such an iconic feature of Lorne, and indeed Victorian coastal communities.� He said the open meeting would present the facts and gauge local opinion. According to the Local Heritage Citation, the Lorne Cinema is of regional significance because of its historical, social and architectural values. It is a relatively rare building type and is a good example of a large, relatively intact and still operating 1930s Art Deco cinema. Such cinemas are increasingly rare in Victoria, with only five of the remaining examples still showing films. Of the three remaining examples in rural Victoria, the Lorne Cinema is more intact. It has significance as a major source of entertainment for people who travelled to Lorne after the completion of the Great Ocean Road. The cinema is also of local historical interest for its associations with the Jarratt family, pioneer district photographers and cinema operators. The open meeting will be held at the Fig Tree Community House in Mountjoy Parade on Saturday at 10am.

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Councils join forces on emergency response BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Colac Otway, Corangamite and Surf Coast shires have formalised an agreement on how the municipalities will work together in the event of a major emergency. The memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed earlier this month, outlines how each council could share resources if an emergency affected one or more shires. While the resource sharing would primarily involve staff, it might also extend to buildings for relief centres, or machinery to assist with clean-up efforts. Colac Otway Shire chief executive officer Rob Small said the agreement put all three neighbouring shires in a much stronger position to be able to respond to bushfire, flood or other emergencies. “This agreement enables the partner councils to request extra resources for emergency relief and recovery services if required. “It’s quite likely that a major emergency would The chief executive officers of the three shires - Rob Small, Andrew Mason and Stephen Wall – have pledged to spread across multiple municipal boundaries, so it help each other if a bushfire or flood crosses shire boundaries. makes sense for us to have a plan in place for how we

would work together. “Staff from all three councils have already participated in group training sessions and this MOU very clearly sets out each council’s responsibilities.” Corangamite Shire chief executive officer Andrew Mason said the MOU formalised an existing close working relationship between the three shires. “While this MOU formalises the processes for sharing resources in the event of an emergency it reflects the excellent relationships that our officers have developed over recent years in emergency management planning.” Surf Coast Shire chief executive officer Stephen Wall said it remained important that all councils in the region were prepared for emergency response and recovery. “We live in one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world, so it makes sense for local government to share resources and work together just as our communities have banded together in times of emergency. It is important our organisations and staff are well-trained and ready to respond should any issues arise and this agreement furthers the significant work that all three councils do annually.”

Defence contractors get up to speed on Geelong’s bid for Land 400 MAJOR defence contractors attended an industry briefing on Geelong’s Land 400 bid last week to learn more about the bid and the city’s capability to deliver the $10 billion project. The briefing, hosted by Enterprise Geelong, included an aerial tour of the city and a trip to Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus to see the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research and Carbon Nexus.

Contractors who took part included Rheinmetall Defence Australia, Raytheon Australia, Elbit Australia, Marshall Land Systems Australia, British Aerospace Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems Australia. Local firms participating were BOC, Marand Precision Engineering, and RPC Technologies. City of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons said the briefing made the case that Geelong had the necessary infrastructure to deliver the Land 400 project, including transport logistics that

encompasses air, road, rail and sea and existing industry capacity. “We have existing firms with the specialist skills necessary to support the Land 400 project coupled with high level research facilities. Importantly, Geelong also has the lifestyle benefits to attract the necessary skilled workers. The aerial tour gave the delegates the opportunity to see the proximity of the port to road, rail and air transport hubs and the amount of industrial land available in the Geelong Ring Road Employment Precinct.”

Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson said the industry briefing was a great opportunity to make some serious ground on Geelong’s Land 400 bid. “As a city, we are working extremely hard to showcase our best attributes – transport infrastructure, manufacturing skills, defence capability and a strong focus on advanced manufacturing. “It is significant that representatives from all three levels of government are working so closely together, along with the Geelong Defence Alliance.”

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Thursday 24 April 2014

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Record charity sale for Good Friday Appeal Good NBN speeds still guaranteed BY TIFFANY PILCHER

BELLARINE Propertyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christian Bartley was again given the honour of auctioning off the Royal Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Good Friday Appeal Charity Auction House over the weekend. This is the second year in a row Bartley has been asked to be the appealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s auctioneer and he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t disappoint, bringing in a record sale for the charity at $717,000. Multi-award-winning developer Villawood Properties and leading home builder Henley donated labour, supplies and land to build the double-storey, 7.5-star energy rated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emperor Nouveau Q1â&#x20AC;? home at Plumpton in Sydney. There was no reserve on the auction, setting up the 500 people attending and tens of thousands

watching live on television for quite a show. Mr Bartley said the bidding opened at $500,000, rising quickly in increments of $10,000 for a marathon seven-minute, 20-bidder auction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was ecstatic, I threw my arms in the air when we hit over $700,000 because every single cent was going to the kids. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that at a normal auction but when businesses can come together like that to give to such an important charity it means a lot. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such an honour and I pinch myself that I have been able to be a part of it, I would love to be involved again next year.â&#x20AC;? This is the fifth year Villawood Properties and Henley have teamed up for the Charity Auction House initiative and the 21st year that Henley has been involved in the Good Friday Appeal, with over

Rory Costelloe (second from left) and Christian Bartley (far right) with the winning bidder.

$12 million raised to date. Villawood Properties executive director Rory Costelloe said the Good Friday Appeal was very close to his heart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For over 25 years we have been creating communities that are designed with families in mind and our involvement with this appeal, is the largest philanthropic activity we are associated with and the one we are most proud of. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At some stage in our lives, we will all be touched in some way by the hospital, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a privilege to help contribute to the Royal Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great work.â&#x20AC;? Good Friday Appeal executive director Deborah Hallmark said initiatives such as the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital House reflected the overwhelming kindness and generosity of families and businesses.

BY JAMES TAYLOR CORANGAMITE federal member Sarah Henderson says the National Broadband Network (NBN) will deliver the internet speeds the Coalition has promised, despite a report that speeds will not be guaranteed above 25 megabits per second (Mbps) for people with a fibre to the node (FTTN) connection. Earlier this month, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull issued a statement of expectations to NBN Co to provide 25 Mbps to all premises and 50 Mbps to 90 per cent of fixed line premises (which includes FTTN) â&#x20AC;&#x153;as soon as possibleâ&#x20AC;?. Last week, a CommsDay article cited an NBN Co discussion paper stating the company would not guarantee download speeds of above 25 Mbps and upload speeds of above 1 Mbps for FTTN, to be rolled out to 44 per cent of all NBN users. Ms Henderson said this was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;misreporting of an internal NBN documentâ&#x20AC;?, and NBN Co had since clarified it would guarantee a minimum of 25 Mbps downloads and 5 Mbps uploads. The CommsDay article states FTTN users may end up paying for internet speeds that their connection could not deliver, as â&#x20AC;&#x153;NBN Co does not intend to prevent end users and/or providers from ordering the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Up To 100 Mbpsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; speed tier for a service that would typically experience speeds of less than 50 Mbpsâ&#x20AC;?. Ms Henderson said no internet wholesaler â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in this case, NBN Co â&#x20AC;&#x201C; could guarantee speeds to end users â&#x20AC;&#x153;regardless of the technology being used (whether it is fibre to the premise, fibre to the node, fixed wireless or satellite), because it is ultimately the retailer who is responsible for buying capacity which is shared among end usersâ&#x20AC;?.

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Digging into yabby research in Bellbrae BY JAMES TAYLOR A BELLBRAE yabby farmer and a Deakin University researcher have joined forces to explore yabby growth, with a little help from a civil contractor. Otway Yabbies owner Stephen Chara and Dr Peter Biro from the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre for Integrative Ecology had been in talks for some time about collaborating on projects of mutual benefit. Mr Chara asked Ertech â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is constructing

the third cell at the nearby Anglesea landfill â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if it could dig out two small yabby ponds on his property for such a project, which Ertech agreed to do at no cost. The study of the long-term effects of harvesting yabbies to see if there are evolutionary effects that persist in a natural environment is expected to be ready by the start of the next yabby season in October. Dr Biro said his study would examine how the genetic pool of yabbies was affected if only the

largest specimens were harvested. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If, like fish, you tend to select the biggest individuals, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re removing a lot of the traits you want to keep in the population.â&#x20AC;? He said his laboratory research had found a close association between behaviour and growth rate, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;bolderâ&#x20AC;? yabbies eating more and growing more but also more likely to enter traps and be harvested. This, in turn, would leave a genetic pool of only â&#x20AC;&#x153;shyâ&#x20AC;? slow growers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really doing the opposite of what we

do with agriculture.â&#x20AC;? Mr Chara said maximum size limits were enforced for some species of crayfish to protect the gene pool, and the same principle could be applied to yabbies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, the ponds arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t big enough to be viable, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to see what I can get out of the research.â&#x20AC;? Ertech project manager Patrick Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Reilly said his company was happy to construct the ponds as a goodwill gesture.

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A NEW community in-home care service for Geelong and the Barwon region has been launched. Industry figures helped celebrate the launch of Simply Helping, a much needed in-home service across the Geelong and Barwon region last Wednesday. Simply Helping is an in-home care and support service, working with people and families living with a disability, senior members requiring in-home assistance and those requiring help following hospitalisation and other services in-home as a lifestyle choice. Directors of nursing, case mangers and social workers gathered at the Geelong Chamber of Commerce, to meet Simply Helping founder and director

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Picnic to showcase Geelong’s renewable potential BY JAMES TAYLOR RENEWABLE energy groups have invited businesses and residents to check out their work at an open-air event in Geelong on Sunday. The Renew Geelong Picnic will be held on the hill in Eastern Park, overlooking Corio Bay. Event co-ordinator Mik Aidt said the purpose of the picnic was to unify the community around creating a liveable city, a sustainable future and a safer climate. “It will be a launchpad for changemakers, solution-builders and concerned citizens in our city. “We hope it will become a unique,

informal networking opportunity that gathers businesses, professionals, sustainability workers, groups in the energy efficiency and renewable energy areas, as well as residents who are simply interested in learning about these things. “We are calling it a ‘picnic’ because unlike conferences and trade fairs, families are invited to come along with picnic baskets, and artists with their instruments. “It is meant to be relaxing and fun as well as inspirational in one of Geelong’s most beautiful natural settings.” Geelong Sustainability Group, Transition South Barwon, Transition East Geelong, and Centre for Climate Safety will be exhibiting on the day.

Exhibitions will include: • “The Sea Dragon” – a wind-powered icon for Geelong • “Earthworkers” – a solar pump factory in Geelong • “Imagine” – Geelong’s first community solar project • Surf Coast Energy Group’s community solar project Children’s activities will include kite flying (if wind allows), a windmill treasure hunt, and outdoor games. The event will follow a walk, cycle-ride and EV-cruise through the CBD, starting from the waterfront, Yarra Street, at 10am. The Renew Geelong Picnic will run from 11am to 1pm.

An artist’s impression of the Geelong Sea Dragon, which will be exhibited at this weekend’s Renew Geelong Picnic. Photo: JOH ARCHITECTS

Church to host new arts and spirituality festival

Channel 7 reporter James Tobin meets some young surfers during his visit to Lorne last week. Mr Tobin presented the weather report for breakfast program Sunrise from several Lorne locations on Tuesday morning, including Lorne’s main beach and the Point Grey Pier. He also presented the weather from Bells Beach the following morning to mark the start of the Rip Curl Pro, where he chatted with reigning ASP World Champion Mick Fanning. Photo: WARWICK TUCKER

PREPARATIONS are well under way for a new arts and spirituality festival to be held at Queenscliff Uniting Church next month. The SacredEdge festival will include music, speakers, dance, meditation, a free kid’s art space and an international dinner to be catered for by refugees. Presenters include author Val Webb, refugee and founder of RAW (Resilient Aspiring Women) Mariam Issa, Baptist minister Matt Glover – known for his work facilitating healing between faith and LGBTI communities – and Vicki Clark from Aboriginal Catholic Ministry. Performers will include Yirrmal and the Yolngu

Boys, indie-folk band The Tealeaves and Hip Hop artist Abe Ape. Local speakers include Queenscliff meteorologist Marc McNaught and Ocean Grove children’s author Heather Gallagher. Ministers Charles Gallacher and Kerrie Lingham said the festival would celebrate the church’s commitment to diversity and the arts. “The festival will bring together our passion for the arts, mindfulness and inclusive community,” Rev Gallacher said. SacredEdge is at Uniting Church, corner of Hesse and Stokes Streets, on May 2 to 4.

For more information visit unitingqueenscliff.org.au or the SacredEdge Festival Facebook page.

Refugee and founder of RAW (Resilient Aspiring Women) Mariam Issa is a presenter at the SacredEdge festival at Queenscliff Uniting Church.


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John John Florence scored a perfect 10 for a breathtaking aerial in his round four heat against Kelly Slater and Gabriel Medina. He propelled himself into the stratosphere, the score propelled him straight into the quarter finals.

Kelly Slater shows what he can do with plenty of wall to work with.

Stephanie Gilmore prepares to enter the water for a heat. She lost in the semi finals to Tyler Wright.

Tyler Wright in action on another perfect Bells wave.

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Carissa Moore in the foreground and Coco Ho in the background in an exchange in their quarter final.

Joel Parkinson takes to the air.

The packed Surf World theatre at the civic reception.

Nikki van Dijk looks down the line at Bells Beach and (INSET) heading onto the rocks in her quarter final. She was in the wars on Tuesday, with her board giving her a black eye in a warm up surf in the morning.


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Fire Danger Period comes to an end BY JAMES TAYLOR

ALTHOUGH the Fire Danger Period has ended for four councils in the Geelong region, the CFA has warned the community to take extreme care when burning off. Despite the recent rain and cooler temperatures, there is still dry grass in some areas. If a fire is left unattended in windy conditions, it can spread quickly and can burn into bushland or onto neighboursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; properties. The Fire Danger Period officially finished at 1am on Tuesday in the City of Greater Geelong, the Borough of Queenscliffe, the Surf Coast Shire, and Golden Plains Shire. Fire Danger Periods are based on local conditions and take into account fuel moistures, fuel loads, grassland curing, weather and rainfall and are a seasonal declaration. People should do the following before conducting any burn off: â&#x20AC;˘ Check local by-laws with their municipality before

burning off, as these can vary across the district â&#x20AC;˘ Never leave a burnoff unattended â&#x20AC;˘ Tell your neighbours and call the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) on 1800 668 511 so that brigades do not get called out to burnoffs unnecessarily, and â&#x20AC;˘ Check the weather forecast before you burnoff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; never burnoff in dry, hot, windy conditions. CFA District 7 operations manager Ian Beswicke said although the official Fire Danger Period had ended, recent grassfires demonstrated how quickly fires can take hold. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grassfires travel faster than you can run. They can threaten properties and even kill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Furthermore, people should have a fire plan and prepare for the event of fire â&#x20AC;&#x201C; never be complacent.â&#x20AC;? To download a Fire Ready Kit, complete the Household Bushfire Self Assessment, find the location of Fire Ready meetings in your area, or learn more about fire restrictions, head to cfa.vic.gov.au or phone the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667.

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Travel free to the Shrine of Remembrance BY JAMES TAYLOR FREE buses, early morning trains and extra trams will be available for people who want to attend the Anzac Day dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance tomorrow. Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder said the state government was proud to provide these services in honour of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s service men and women. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to encourage everyone to attend the Anzac Day dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance and

show their support and appreciation for our heroes and their families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Passengers can catch a free bus from 12 RSL locations across Melbourne, take a train to arrive at Flinders Street by 5.40am or catch one of the dozens of extra trams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rail passengers can connect with a tram or free bus along St Kilda Road to the Shrine of Remembrance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Free travel across the public transport network is also available for veterans and war widows on April 24, 25 and 26 to help them attend Anzac Day commemorations.â&#x20AC;?

Trains on all metropolitan lines will arrive at Flinders Street by 5.40am. Extra trams will run on all routes except the City Circle. A free bus shuttle will run continuously from Flinders Street to the Shrine of Remembrance. To qualify for free travel, veterans and war widows need to do one or more of the following: â&#x20AC;˘ wear their uniform â&#x20AC;˘ wear their service medals â&#x20AC;˘ wear an ex-service association or returned from active service or war widows badge â&#x20AC;˘ present their DVA Gold or White card, or

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Help Torquay Rotarians tool up for project A ROTARY Club of Torquay project to build houses for cyclone-affected people in Fiji has appealed to the community for some more tools to get the job done. The club is sending seven people to Fiji for two weeks in May to work on the Rotary International project called Koroipita Model Community (previously known as Rota Homes). The Torquay team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; who are all volunteering their time and travel expenses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; comprises of three Rotarians, two of their partners, and two sponsored third-year apprentices. The project was launched through by Rotary Club of Lautoka and was the brainchild of Rotarian Peter Drysdale, who proposed the idea after two devastating cyclones in 1985 destroyed many homes in villages across the country.

Some of the locals help out at the Koroipita Model Community.

The Torquay Rotary team will be working under the guidance of an on-site foreman for about 7.5 hours each day, for the two weeks. The team is required to take over some specific tools to use, and the intention is to donate the tools to the project when their two weeks is completed so future volunteers can use them. The club is seeking the generosity of people and businesses to help them with the tools it requires. To date, more than 930 homes have been constructed, and are now being built in a village near Lautoka, on Fijiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main island, Viti Levu. Rotarian John Parrello is co-ordinating the tool search. For more information, email him at torquayjoinery@gmail.com or phone 0418 593 638.

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Bennett marks 10 years inside surfer’s psyche RENOWNED Jan Juc surf psychologist Richard Bennett is celebrating 10 years of enlightening minds and touching hearts throughout the world of surfing and beyond with his book, The Surfer’s Mind. Mr Bennett wrote the book at Bells in 2004 and was the first psychologist to work globally on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour.

Now in its second print, The Surfer’s Mind is available in more than 30 countries, is a recommended text in secondary and tertiary education, and has become the “go to” guide for enhanced performance and enrichment in a range of human endeavours. From 2000 to 2003, he conducted research and worked with hundreds of the world’s top competitive

surfers, free surfers and big wave riders. Along with discovering the inner secrets of high performance surfing, Mr Bennett also delved into the heart and soul of happiness and enrichment through living an inspired life. “While my book includes practical strategies to master the mind for enhanced performance, I also share ways to explore and cultivate deeper human values, such as gratitude, appreciation, acceptance, kindness, humility, relationships and unconditional love, which serve to illuminate the heart. “I believe this is the reason The Surfer’s Mind has resonated so beautifully through and beyond the

world of surfing,” Mr Bennet said. Mr Bennett has also held several senior positions within Australian Olympic, Paralympic, and Commonwealth Games teams and Institutes of Sport, and recently developed his private practice, OM Psychology. He is celebrating the 10th birthday of The Surfer’s Mind throughout April by offering up to 30 per cent off the recommended retail price and donating $5 per book sale to Parkinson’s Victoria. For more information about Mr Bennett, his book, and to purchase copies of The Surfer’s Mind, visit ompsychology.com.

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Author Richard Bennett celebrates the 10th birthday of his book, The Surfer’s Mind, at his home break, Bells Beach. Photo: NOYES-BROWN PHOTO GALLERY

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Gratitude Group This group with focus on ~ Creating your own Journal Looking for and sharing things we are grateful for Sharing, writing and decorating our own inspiring sayings and other fun activities Sharing stories, books, art, music movies while exploring what inspires us Short mindfulness meditations Positive Psychology & Emotional Intelligence Day: Wednesday Time: 1.30 – 3.00pm Cost: $3.00 per session.

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Show & Tell for Adults – Wedding Memorabilia Bring along your old wedding dress, photos, veil, suit or bouquets, anything really... May lead to a vintage wedding expo! Day: Monday June 16 Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm Cost: FREE

Book Discussion Group Bring a book and grab a cuppa while sharing, listening and talking with others Day: Wednesday Time: 1.30pm – 3.00pm Cost: $2.50

Mosaics Hobby Group Day: Wednesday Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm Cost: $2.50 BYO: Everything!

Mosaic Yourself a Terracotta Pot – For Beginners All materials included Day: 5 weeks beginning Thursday 1 May Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm Cost: $40.00

The Neighbourhood House Book Club Day: Monday (monthly) Time: 6.30pm – 8.30 pm Cost: $2.50 Meets off site at The Portarlington Golf Club

Garden Club Day: 4th Monday of every month Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

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Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm Cost: $3.00 Researching

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Basic Dog Training Day: Thursday Time: 11.00 – 12.00pm & 12.00 – 1.00pm Cost: $3.00 Advanced Dog Training Day: Wednesday Time: 12.00am – 1.00pm Cost: $3.00

500 Card Club Day: Thursday Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Cost: $2.50

Canasta Card Club Day: Mondays & Thursdays Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm Cost: $2.50

The Port Snappers Camera Club Day: 1st & 3rd Mondays of the Month Time: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Cost: $2.50

Crochet & Knitting Day: Wednesday Times: 10.00am – 12.30pm & 6.00pm – 8.00pm Cost: $2.50

Card Making Day: Tuesday Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm Cost: $2.50

Philosophy Cafe Day: Wednesday (fortnightly) Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm Cost: $2.50 Returning in Term 3

History Cafe Day: 2nd Monday of each month Time: 2.00pm Cost: $3 includes plunger coffee

Back to School for Seniors Day: Friday Time: 9.30am-11.30am Cost: $3.00

Drawing & Sketching Just for Fun Day: Wednesday Time: Morning Session: 10.30am – 12.30pm Afternoon Session: 1.00pm – 3.00pm Cost: $3.00

Portarlington Film Society The last Friday of every month is Movie Night at The Portarlington Neighbourhood House! You need to be a member of the Film Society & Neighbourhood House - enquire at the Neighbourhood House

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Bird Watching with: Wayne Long Day: Thursdays (monthly) Time: 9am Cost: $3.00

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Community Cooking Classes Day: Wednesdays & Fridays Time: 10.00am – 12.00 Cost: approximately $6.50 including all ingredients

Almost Vegetarian Day: Tuesday Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

MUSIC, DANCING & INSTRUMENTS FOR CHILDREN Music & Movement for Parents & Preschoolers Day: Wednesdays Time: 9.30am – 10.15am Cost: $3.00 per family

MUSIC, DANCING & SINGING FOR ADULTS Basic Guitar Playing for Adults Commencing in Term 2 Day: Thursday Cost: $3.00 Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

‘Funky Mondays Singing Group’ Day: Monday Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm Cost: $3.00

Line Dancing: Raw Beginners Day: Tuesdays Cost: $3.00 Time: 12.30-1.30pm

Line Dancing: The Next Step Day: Tuesdays Cost: $3.00 Time: 1.30-3.00pm

Harmonica Group Day: Tuesday Cost: $2.50

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One On One Computer Help Day: Tuesday Session Times: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Cost: $5.00

One On One Laptop or Tablet Help Day: Thursday Session Times: 1.00pm – 3.00pm Cost: $5.00

One On One Mobile Phones Help Day: Thursday Time: Book in for a 1 hour session between 10.00am – 2.00pm Cost: $2.50

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State’s emergency risks assessed BY JAMES TAYLOR A NEW report will assist in better protecting Victorian communities in the case of major emergencies such as bushfires, electricity disruptions and chemical spills. Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells said the Emergency Risks in Victoria report, will help private enterprise, non-government organisations and governments better plan for emergencies. “For the first time, Victoria’s emergency risks have been outlined, assessed and published as part

of a detailed report. “This report ranks risks based on assessment of likelihood and consequence of emergency scenarios based on expert opinion and past experience. “The report does not attempt to predict when a disaster may strike, but examines the arrangements needed in case of such an event.” The emergency risks outlined in the assessment are bushfire, earthquake, electricity supply disruption, emergency animal disease, flood, hazardous materials emergency, heatwave, insect pest incursion, liquid fuel shortage, marine pollution, mine failure,

pandemic influenza, plant disease epidemic, storm and transport infrastructure emergency. Insect pest outbreak or plant disease epidemic are rated as the most likely but least consequential events in terms of relative risk. Conversely, a hazardous materials incident has the most consequences but is the least likely. “I don’t think anyone would be surprised to find fire and flood are Victoria’s top two emergency risks,” Mr Wells said. “Many communities across the state have one or both of these in recent times.”

More than 200 people attended the opening of collaborative art exhibition, Fluxus, at S&R Torquay this month.

He said Victoria had multiple agencies with different responsibilities, and this fire season saw the most co-ordinated approach to Victoria’s emergency management response in the state’s history. “This report will form a basis for strategic planning for the emergency management sector and help to strengthen the mitigation aspects of emergency management in Victoria.” The report does not include terrorism attacks, which fall under national arrangements, nor does it include cyber attacks. To read the report, head to justice.vic.gov.au.

Crowds flock to see local art at S&R BY TIFFANY PILCHER

GIFTS, fashion and homewares store, S&R Torquay has become a temporary gallery, showcasing a collaborative exhibition of works by nine talented local artists. More than 200 people as well as all the contributing artists attended the opening of the exhibition, titled Fluxus, on April 11. With such an excellent response to the artwork as well as the opening night DJ and bar, Fluxus has opened the door for possible future exhibitions at S&R. Store owner Rebecca Martin said she was overwhelmed to see so many people supporting Surf Coast, Bellarine and Geelong art. “It was phenomenal, it was mind-

blowing actually, at some points you couldn’t even move and people kept asking me when I’ll be holding another one. “The art has completely transformed the space, there are pieces all over the walls and in every nook and cranny, I want it to be like this all the time!” Fluxus will be on show until after the Anzac Day long weekend and includes art from prominent artists Megan Weston and Prudence Caroline whose work has been featured prominently on Channel 9’s The Block. Other works by Lumiere Art & Co, Tess Gullan, Clare Condon, Laura Pelchan, Ludmila, She’s A Wildflower and Aspen & Astronauts are also on show. Fluxus is showing now at S&R Torquay, 3 Gilbert Street, Torquay.

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New Torquay RSL committee excited for the year ahead

Ian Gilbank, seen here at last year’s Remembrance Day ceremony in Torquay, is the new president of the Torquay RSL. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

BY JAMES TAYLOR TORQUAY RSL Sub-Branch is expecting the coming 12 months to be exceptionally busy for its new committee. The committee was appointed at the sub-branch’s annual general meeting, held at the Torquay Bowls Club on April 13. Ian Gilbank has been elected president, with Kevin Egan as secretary and Bernard Convery as treasurer. Alan Young, Allen Osman and Hamish Dale were elected as committee members. Incoming president Ian Gilbank said the committee is looking forward to a busy year. “Now we have moved offices into the Torquay Bowls Club’s excellent new facilities, we can now provide additional benefits to our members who have been very patient over the past couple of years,” he said. “We now plan to grow the sub-branch with increased membership.

“Our new offices include a room for pensions officers and welfare officers to meet with veterans seeking assistance with claims on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs or help with accessing services available from various providers. “We are also looking to increase the number of social activities we can organise for our members and their families.” He said the sub-branch owed a great deal to immediate past president Kevin Egan who, with his committee members, had negotiated sharing facilities at the Torquay Bowls Club. “Kevin and his team have worked closely with the bowls club committee to ensure both organisations gain the greatest benefit from the sharing arrangement. “I believe that we can now move forward building on that, ensuring we are around to assist ex-service people and their families long into the future.” Mr Gilbank said anyone interested in knowing more about the Torquay RSL was welcome to phone him on 0417 466 229.

Become a reporter at the 2014 Youth Parliament Victoria AS PART of this year’s Youth Parliament, the state government and the YMCA are looking for young people to join the ranks of the Fourth Estate and become part of the Youth Parliament Press Gallery. Up to 15 Victorians aged between 16 and 25 will be given the chance to report on Youth Parliament Victoria 2014, acting as the official Victorian Press Gallery for the duration of Youth Parliament. This is an excellent opportunity for up-and-

coming journalists and communications students to get firsthand experience in all aspects of political reporting. As a member of the press gallery, participants will receive training and mentoring from some of Victoria’s leading political journalists and communications professionals. They will write articles and stories for print and online publication, and help to arrange radio and TV

interviews for Youth Parliament participants. Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith encouraged aspiring journalists to put their hands up and get involved. “This is a fantastic opportunity for young Victorians keen to kickstart a career in politics or journalism, or both,” he said. Every year Youth Parliament Victoria gives up to 120 young people an introduction into the workings

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Train Wi-Fi plan connects with regional business BY JAMES TAYLOR THE state governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to spend $40 million to fix mobile blackspots and to deliver free Wi-Fi on trains on the Geelong line has been welcomed by Regional Cities Victoria (RCV) and the Victorian Employersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI). As reported in the Surf Coast Times on April 10, the state government has called for expressions of interest to provide free WiFi on VLocity carriages operating between Melbourne and five regional centres. RCV is an alliance of the 10 largest cities outside metropolitan Melbourne: Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Horsham, Latrobe, Mildura, Shepparton, Wangaratta,

Warrnambool and Wodonga. RCV chair, Cr Michael Neoh, said the organisation was pleased to see the state government involved in crucial telecommunications services for regional Victoria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Free Wi-Fi on VLocity regional services will allow regional commuters travelling to Melbourne, as well as those travelling to regional cities, a more comfortable and productive trip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In addition, the move to address blackspots is another important step to ensuring improved mobile services are realised in regional Victoria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;RCVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core vision is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;building a sustainable Victoria through regional growthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, so we are delighted to see the Victorian government making an

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Sports clubs get new uniforms in grants program BY JAMES TAYLOR FIVE sports clubs in Geelong and the Bellarine have a share in more than $300,000 worth of state government funding towards rejuvenating their club colours. Ocean Grove Sporting Club, Drysdale Football Club, Manifold/Hamlyn Park Little Athletics Club, Bareena Bowling Club and the Corio Bay Cricket and Sports Club are among the 311 sporting clubs Victoria-wide to receive a grant of up to $1,000 through the latest round of the Sporting Uniform Grants Program. Member for Western Victoria David Koch said a uniform was essential for most sporting clubs, and the funding for uniforms helped to remove a crucial cost barrier for participation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These grants not only provide a boost for sporting clubs, but ensure more members of the community will find sport accessible while delivering on a key Coalition government priority of increasing participation and getting more Victorians, more active, more often.â&#x20AC;? He said since 2011, more than 2,000 clubs have benefitted from a share in more than $2 million from the Coalition governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sporting Uniform Grants Program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Team uniforms are more than just colours; they represent local sporting traditions and community pride. These grants help keep sporting activities affordable and more accessible for families by removing an extra cost burden on sporting clubs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is why the Coalition government is proud to deliver the Sporting Uniform Grants Program to create a more active Victoria.â&#x20AC;? For more information about the program, head to dtpli.vic.gov.au/sporting-uniforms-grants.


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Water safety warning for long weekend A WATER safety warning issued by Life Saving Victoria urging vigilance over the Easter weekend stands for the Anzac Day long weekend, beginning tomorrow. With camping, fishing and boating common activities for long weekends, LSV general manager Paul Shannon reminded people it was vital that water safety was at the forefront of peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have fun around our waterways but respect the changing nature of the environments we recreate around,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be much promotional activity about safety on our roads over Easter (and the Anzac Day weekend), and the unnecessary, tragic, loss of life. Whether it is not respecting our roads or our waterways the disaster outcome is the same. Make sure you and your families get home safely. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All waterways are dangerous by their very nature, and these dangers may not be obvious, particularly when you are visiting an area on holidays and are unfamiliar with the conditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Always check water safety signage for hazards and dangers and ask someone local about conditions before entering the water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you are boating or fishing, wear a lifejacket and pay attention to the weather conditions.â&#x20AC;?

The Easter weekend marked the final weekend of lifesaving beach patrols in Victoria. Therefore local beaches will not be patrolled over the Anzac Day long weekend, increasing the need for swimmers to be vigilant about safety. Mr Shannon also warned about the risks of mixing alcohol with water activities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Drink and Driveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the roads, extends to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Drink and Drownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in our waterways,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our research shows us that one in four drowning deaths involve alcohol. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In many cases, people who have been drinking either make poor decisions about entering water â&#x20AC;&#x201C; such as trying to swim across a river, perhaps clothed, or late at night â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or have unintentionally entered the water, having slipped or fallen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No matter what water activity you are doing, nor in what environment, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also important for parents and guardians to actively supervise children around water â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this means watching closely, not just the occasional glance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children under five should always be in armâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reach, and children under 10 should always be in sight.â&#x20AC;? For more water safety information, visit watersafety.vic.gov.au or download the free Victorian Water Safety Guide app.

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The pool complex features a large swimming pool, a slide and a waterfall.

New pool at holiday park makes a splash BY JAMES TAYLOR VISITORS to BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park have a new way to warm up this winter, with the opening of a new $1 million indoor heated pool complex. Custom designed for the park, the facility opened just in time for families to enjoy a splash in the cooler months. The pool complex boasts a large swimming pool, a toddler splash area with interactive ground sprays, a slide and a waterfall topped with rainforest plants. Suitable for all ages, the water temperature is heated to 30 degrees year round, so guests can enjoy a day at the pool no matter how chilly the weather is outside. It took builders eight months to complete the indoor water complex. The Bone family, who have owned the park off the Great Ocean Road for more than 30 years, are enthusiastic about the new facility and expect to see a boost in booking numbers, particularly from families looking for child-friendly activities in winter.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We all know kids would jump in no matter what the temperature, but because the complex is heated year round, mum and dad can join in the fun and enjoy the warm water too,â&#x20AC;? Tim Bone said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our guests love the new indoor heated pool complex. The little ones are particularly fond of the waterfall and slide.â&#x20AC;? The new water park complements the holiday parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s existing family-friendly facilities including an outdoor adventure playground, jumping pillow, Go-Karts, indoor toddler play room and giant chess set. BIG4 Holiday Parks chief executive officer Ray Schleibs said the water park complex was a testament to the BIG4 groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to providing the ultimate Aussie holiday experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our guests know they can expect familyfriendly activities for adults and kids alike from BIG4 Holiday Parks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;New facilities such as the new heated pool complex at BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park are one of the ways our parks deliver on that expectation.â&#x20AC;?


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Science of sleep latest TAC wake-up call THE latest Transport Accident Commission (TAC) campaign taps into the science of sleep in a bid to stop drivers falling asleep at the wheel. Using the slogan “you can’t fight sleep”, the confronting TV advertisement features a woman peacefully laying her head down on a pillow in slow motion as she falls asleep. As her head hits the pillow, it becomes apparent the pillow is actually an airbag inflating in a crash. TAC chief executive officer Janet Dore said the campaign represented a shift in focus from earlier fatigue campaigns by contradicting the false belief that drowsy driving, estimated to be a factor in up to 20 per cent of Victorian road crashes, is only a danger on long trips. “The campaign’s message is that from the moment you wake, sleep-inducing chemicals build up all day, causing drowsiness. This drowsiness signals the onset of sleep, which can happen in an instant and without further warning,” Ms Dore said. “On average, a healthy adult needs seven to nine hours of quality sleep to function optimally. “After 24 hours of no sleep, the risk is the

same as driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.1. “We tend to think that sleep is a choice we have control over, but it is actually a chemical and physiological process. The only way it can be overcome is by sleeping. “In the absence of sleep, the chemicals that cause drowsiness will continue to build up in the brain until they reach a tipping point where staying awake is no longer an option. “Drowsy driving is deadly, regardless of whether you are driving a short distance home or on a long road trip. “Too many people believed they could keep sleep at bay by winding down a window, turning the radio up or having a coffee but the best thing you can do is get a good night’s sleep,” Ms Dore said. Victorians can get involved in the campaign by using #yawnchallenge on social media. Upload a photo of yourself yawning, using #yawnchallenge, reminding your followers that you can’t fight sleep. You could win one of five $500 luxury sleep packs to help you get a good night’s rest. The campaign can be viewed at tac.vic.gov.au/road-safety.

A TAC employee takes nap before hitting the road.

New road Ranger out and about THIS YEAR

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

POLICE are trialling Australia’s first Ranger camera on the road to detect irresponsible drivers during a 13-day road policing enforcement campaign that began last week. The Ranger, a portable camera with a long lens, will be used by officers to detect motorists using mobile phones and not wearing their seatbelts up to 700 metres away. This is just one of the techniques officers will use to capture irresponsible drivers during the high risk Easter and Anzac Day holiday period. Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill said police from Highway Patrol, general duties and specialist areas would be saturating Victorian Roads in a bid to reduce road trauma. “This is one of the most significant road policing operations conducted in this state over the Easter (and Anzac Day)

period,” AC Hill said. “History tells us that we experience significant trauma on our roads during the Easter (and Anzac Day) holiday break. “Over the past five years, 1,385 people have suffered as a result of 1,018 collisions on Victorian roads. That means 22 people have been killed, 528 have suffered life threatening or life changing injuries and 835 suffered minor injuries. “As a community, we need to do more to reduce the pain and suffering. We all have a role to play to reduce the risks on our roads. “We know that during this time people will be travelling to see family and friends, they will be on unfamiliar roads, driving long distances with distractions in the car. These factors are what result in terrifying collisions. My message is plan your trip, take regular rest breaks and stay alert

and focused. “We’ll be doing what we can to ensure that people behave responsibly. We will be using the Ranger. We know motorists are quick to put their phone down and put their seatbelt on when they see a police car. With this long lens camera, we will see them first. “During this long weekend there are a lot of people riding dirt bikes off road. We’ll be watching this closely because it causes high levels of trauma. “We’ll be on the roads intercepting drivers, enforcing the road rules and you can expect to be breathalysed during your trip.” The Easter campaign is made up of two operations – Operation Soteria phase one and two and Operation Crossroads, which began at 12.01am on Tuesday April 15 and which concludes at 11.59pm this Sunday.


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Funds flow for pipeline project BY JAMES TAYLOR AGRICULTURE and livestock production in the Golden Plains Shire is set to improve after an injection of funding from the federal government to create a water pipeline and pump station. Last week, Corangamite federal member Sarah Henderson announced the signing of the $4.17 million funding agreement with Golden Plains Shire council. The funds will pay for the construction of eight kilometres of water pipe and a pump station to supply the Golden Plains Food Production and Employment Precinct near Lethbridge with water from the Geelong potable water supply. By delivering water, the works are expected to attract some 20 new intensive agriculture enterprises to the 3,000 hectare precinct, creating jobs and boosting the region’s economy. The state government has also provided $2.94 million to the project, and the Golden Plains Shire has invested $1.23 million. The pipeline is expected to be complete by the end of 2016.

Ms Henderson said the federal government’s investment was good news for the people of Geelong and Ballarat. “The precinct has close links to markets, producers and population centres. “With the expansion that this water project will enable, it will create employment and support economic growth. “It is estimated that within 10 years, this larger project will generate $160 million in new private capital investment, and a $516 million increase in regional Gross Value Added. “We’re looking at 775 new full-time equivalent jobs being created over the decade.” She said construction of the water pipe project was estimated to generate an initial 45 new jobs. “The project is expected to create positions at suitable skill levels for locals and for people in Geelong and Ballarat. “This will be particularly beneficial, as Geelong and Ballarat residents are experiencing decreasing demand for their skill.” See “Rural Round-up”, page 39, for more rural news.

Sarah Henderson and Golden Plains Shire mayor Jenny Blake announce the signing of the funding agreement for the pipeline.

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Semaphore South, taken by Mandi Whitten, is one of 5,000 pictures taken as part of the Witness King Tides project documenting the impact of king tides on Australia’s coast.

THE Witness King Tides community photography project has received its 5,000th photo documenting the impact of king tides. Since 2012, coastal residents from across Australia have been quietly snapping and sharing the impact of king tides in their communities. Green Cross Australia joins these ‘Tide Trackers’ to celebrate the submission of the 5,000th photo to the Witness King Tides photography database. Witness King Tides asks communities to photograph the effects of the higher water level created by king tides, the highest tides of the year.

These images, which are shared online at witnesskingtides.org, capture landmarks, buildings or community icons as they are inundated – just briefly – by the tides. Green Cross Australia chief executive officer Mara Bún said sharing these photos raises awareness of sea level rise, and builds a picture of what Australia’s coastal communities may look like in the future, as global sea levels continue to grow. “Witness King Tides will help us to identify and understand the impact of rising sea levels on our beaches, coastal areas and shoreline communities,” Ms Bún said. “Collecting 5,000 photos is quite an

amazing milestone for Witness King Tides. “I think what it reinforces is just how much we Australians’ love our coasts and how concerned we are about their future.” Witness King Tides’ collection features photos from hundreds of individuals all across Australia’s coast – from the Torres Strait all the way down to Hobart, then across South Australia and back to Perth and Darwin. To find tide times near you, visit witnesskingtides.org. Connect with Green Cross Australia on Twitter via @GreenCrossAus and by using #witnesskingtides.

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Underpinned by something Corangamite federal member Sarah Henderson’s letter “Border protection underpinned by compassion”, published on these pages on April 10, provoked a strong response from readers. Four letters on the subject are published below.

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No wonder there is growing number of Australians stating: “Not in our name”. There was an overflow attendance at the Geelong West Town Hall February refugee meeting, 400 at the Market Square April 5 rally, and 10,000 people Walked for Justice for Refugees in Melbourne two Sunday’s ago. Weekly vigils, alternating at the offices of Sarah Henderson and Labour MP Richard Marles, will continue to demand that politicians develop progressive, compassionate policies that can be endorsed and respected by the Australian community. Jennifer Wills Portarlington

Dear Editor, Dear Editor, The claim by Sarah Henderson in April 10’s Letters that the Abbott government’s asylum seeker policies are “underpinned by compassion” will be met with incredulity by all fair-minded Australians. People have the right to seek asylum, and as Australia is a signatory to 1948 Declaration on Human Rights and the 1954 Refugee Convention, Australian citizens expect that our government will uphold these rights. However, rather than empathy for the plight of refugees and protection and resettlement in Australia for asylum seekers, as we have successfully done in the past, the government has chosen to demonise and vilify refugees; even, unbelievably, in the circumstances of the murder of Reza Berati on Manus Island. The strong message from this government is that it is more concerned about protecting borders under secretive, expensive and unaccountable programs rather than seeking solutions appropriate for a first world country. For example, not only are there over 1,000 detained children, many of them do not have access to education!

Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson claims that the government’s policy on asylum seekers is “underpinned by compassion”. “Heartless” and “inhumane” are two of the milder descriptions that come to mind. How can a policy that imprisons for an indeterminate period 1,000 children who have never been convicted or any offence be said to be underpinned by compassion? It is absurd to make such a claim. And what of the claim that the policy saves people from drowning at sea? How do we know? Have no ships containing asylum seekers been lost at sea since the government took office? To my knowledge there have been no statements from the government about this. Does Ms Henderson have information that we don’t? Indeed we don’t expect any information since this would breach the policy of secrecy concerning “on water” matters and, we are told, threaten the security of our nation. If she wishes, the policy of the government of which she is a member to be called compassionate,

they could start by setting the children free. Irwin Faris Torquay

Dear Editor, I write to address Sarah Henderson’s statement in her letter on Thursday April 10 that “our (asylum seeker) policies are underpinned by compassion”. This statement, while it feels a little warm and fuzzy, is a party line and nothing more. If “we” really wanted to address the “asylum seeker problem” we would process people quickly when they apply in the first place, rather than making them wait months and years, indefinitely, in the countries that they have applied from. Boarding a leaky boat is a final desperate act, by desperate people, in need of our help. No matter how you package it, our federal government’s policy is cruel and hard hearted. It is obvious by Sarah’s letter that she has no intention of joining the Colac Otway Shire in their push for a “more compassionate and humanitarian approach”. The current policy has nothing to do with compassion Sarah; you know it, I know it, and everyone else with half a brain knows it! Kirra Dyer Marshall

Dear Editor, I refer to Sarah Henderson’s letter in this newspaper on April 10. Her claim that 50,000 asylum seekers arrived by boat under Labor needs to be seen in a proper context. Every year in that period, up to 20,000 visitors overstayed their visas. They had no right to be here, but they were not demonised and they have not been

locked up. It seems to have escaped Ms Henderson’s radar that large numbers of asylum seekers arrive by plane without valid claims for protection. She also chooses to forget that up to 90 per cent of boat arrivals have proved to have had valid claims for protection. If only four remained in detention at the end of the Howard era, it was partly because many were rightly granted protection and many were deported back to danger. If boat arrivals cost us $11 billion under Labor, how much more is now being spent on Sovereign Borders and the mounting bill for offshore detention? It is a facile argument to say that Coalition policies are underpinned by compassion. The truth is that the Coalition has used its mantras of “Stop the Boats” and “Stop the Drownings” to validate and exploit fear and ignorance for electoral gain. I shudder when Scott Morrison reports that people in his electorate congratulate him and say “Keep giving it to ’em and don’t back down”. I cringe when he refers to detention management as a “garrison”. I don’t know anyone who wants people to drown. I fear for people who take the desperate step to get on a smuggler’s boat but they have limited choices of waiting years in a non-existent queue or rotting in Indonesian detention. If you want to feel compassion, try meeting an Iranian Christian family who spent 40 hours vomiting on a smuggler’s boat and whose child was denied education in detention. Or feel ashamed by some of the Amnesty, UNHCR, and witness reports on Christmas Island, Manus and Nauru. If you want true compassion, be aware that many thousands rallied and marched in Australian cities on Palm Sunday. We said and we will keep saying that the current approach to dealing with asylum seekers arriving by boat is totally out of keeping with our values. You do not do this in our name! Jan Hale Torquay

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Open letter to the Geelong mayor Dear Editor, I was astonished to learn that the east end of Arlington Street, Portarlington may be closed to traffic through an administrative oversight. This fact was notified by way of a letter circulated by hand to nearby residents last weekend. This connection to The Esplanade, at the eastern end of Arlington Street, straddles the Parish boundary and is located half on land to the west (set aside as part of a 1958 subdivision) and half on land to the east of this boundary. It seems the half of the road reserve to the east was never properly excised from the title of the parent property. This section of Arlington Street was subsequently constructed on what was assumed to be the full road width. As explained in the letter distributed by his lawyer, the owner of the land to the east has recently discovered the above anomaly and intends to reclaim its land and in doing so construct fences on “the true title boundary”. In other words, he states it is his land and will take it back regardless of the ramifications, leaving council to consider the option of closing the road and sending vehicles “...back from whence (sic) they came”. Surely a more favourable community outcome can be negotiated whereby the 395sqm of land involved (or <1 per cent of the total holding) is independently valued and offered for sale to City of Greater Geelong to maintain as a continuing public asset. If the proposed fencing and closure of the road proceeds, this repossession should be regarded as an astoundingly high-handed act that is contrary to the clear intent of the original subdivision and removes a public asset to serve self interests. I trust that, with the good will of all involved, common sense will prevail to arrive at a solution that corrects the previous error, has the needs of the community at its heart and retains the level of accessibility residents of Arlington Street have enjoyed for half a century. Bob Citroën Portarlington

Simply not cricket Dear Editor, As a resident of Anglesea for 43 years I have witnessed ongoing rate increases, the Ash Wednesday Fires and significant growth of the Surf Coast Shire. However, sporting infrastructure in our township, like many within the Surf Coast, continues to be neglected. I read with great interest the Groundswell Newsletters provided with my rates notices about the $1.7 million redevelopment of the Spring Creek Reserve, $2.4 million towards Banyul-Warri Fields for improved access and sporting resources, $1 million towards soccer fields at Banyul-Warri Fields as part of a bid to host a side in Torquay as part of the Asia Cup in 2015 and $1.5 million towards the Torquay Bowling Clubs redevelopment. That’s close to $6.6 million dollars in sporting infrastructure given to Torquay Ward in 2013 – 2014. Now let’s look at Anglesea Ward for the same

period. We received $45,000 towards the skate park and $250,000 towards the Anglesea Football Club redevelopment. That’s $6.6 million dollars compared to $295,000 of sporting infrastructure funding towards our coastal township of Anglesea for the same period. And that’s just sporting infrastructure. Looking at the budget highlights for the Anglesea Ward for 2013 – 2014 we get $1.44 million for the Anglesea landfill site used by Torquay and all ratepayers in the Surf Coast Shire, and another feasibility study for Aireys Inlet for a community recreation reserve. It would appear that the Anglesea Tip is the major infrastructure priority for the Anglesea Ward, while the majority of sporting and recreational funding simply goes towards Torquay. This is simply “not cricket”. Come on, have a go and get it right and make it fair for everyone.

Pt Henry smelter and directly into an already oversupplied national grid. This is an old and dirty power station that pumps 1.2 million tonnes of greenhouse gases into the air above one of Victoria’s tourism icons, the Great Ocean Road, every year. The most significant contributor to these emissions is 35 million kilograms of sulphur dioxide, three times the amount emitted by Hazelwood. If the state government is serious about reducing carbon emissions it has the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that commitment by closing this highly polluting, decrepit and redundant power station that has no place in a town that attracts millions of visitors each year to its clean beaches, it’s National Heritagelisted heathlands and the beautiful Great Otway National Park. Mark Smith Anglesea

Robert Stephens Anglesea

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Dear Editor, Many Anglesea residents have concerns about the health, environmental and economic risks and damage associated with Alcoa’s plan to sell the Anglesea coal mine and power station. On this Letters page in his advertisement, Terry Mulder MP invites his constituents to “feel free to contact (him) to discuss any state government concerns you may have”. Mr Mulder, as well writing to you twice, I have also contacted your office on two occasions by phone where I have left a message and been informed that you would call me back. Mr Mulder, I have not heard from you. In speaking to other concerned Anglesea residents, this has also been their experience. Not only is this discourteous, it also demonstrates a disregard of your duties as our local candidate. Please respond to my letters and phone calls Mr Mulder. I look forward to discussing this important state government issue with you. Dr Jacinta Morahan Anglesea

In reply to Anne from Torquay (“Dogs dominate our beaches”, Letters, April 17). I am a full-time traveller who does so with dogs. When you say dogs are a “potential health hazard”, I would like to know how? I clean up after my pets. I have seen far more filth and destruction left from humans in my time than from a dog. Never seen a dog leave dirty nappies, rubbish, broken glass, used syringes, the list is endless. I know there are irresponsible dog owners, but why penalise all of us? Then if so, we must close all areas to humans, because of the ones who pollute it. Your views are outdated and misinformed.

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An important state government issue 2 Dear Editor, In light of the most recent IPCC Report on Climate Change and the state government’s declared target of reducing carbon emissions by 20 per cent by 2020, the people of Anglesea are waiting for the Napthine government to make an unequivocal statement regarding the future of the coal mine and power station that currently blights the landscape at our backdoor. Mr Napthine would be well aware that Alcoa has applied to the Essential Services Commission to allow it to redirect 150MW of coal generated power from Anglesea away from the soon to be mothballed

Regarding “Spring Creek decision is disheartening”, Letters, April 10. If the authors of this letter and the community more generally were focused on ensuring that Bellbrae and the valley of Spring Creek were protected, why were they silent on amendment C73 which would seem to have flown under the radar of those seeking to protect the open hillsides and the valley of Spring Creek. Bellbrae, being part of Spring Creek valley, is to be subdivided along School Road so we can have cafes and shops, that we want here apparently, and the land from the roundabout down behind the school to Cunningham Drive chopped up for housing. Bellbrae well may have a green barrier from the 1K west but no barrier from the profit seeking developers that are poised, ready to take what we have got ‘til it’s gone. David Fredericks Bellbrae

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Farmers have millions in the bank BY DEAN WEBSTER

THE new $6 million Australian Grains Genebank in Horsham has been officially opened, placing the Wimmera region at the forefront of grain genetics in Australia. Opening the state-of-the-art centre, Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh said the Genebank would house about 300 million seeds from around the world to be used in future plant breeding programs. “These collections could hold the key to plant breeders finding new ways to tackle drought, frost, plant pests and diseases in Australian and overseas crops,” Mr Walsh said. “The Genebank will be pivotal to the future growth of Victoria’s grains industry, which is already strong – $2.2 billion worth of grain was exported from Victoria in 2012/13.” Mr Walsh said the state government had provided $3 million to the Genebank, which had been matched by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). On top of this, each have committed up to $600,000 a year for five years towards operating costs. “The Coalition government is supporting our

producers and farming communities to grow and prosper by funding important research and facilities like the Genebank,” Mr Walsh said. “We value Victoria’s farming industries and recognise the significant contribution they make to our economy and food security.” Located at the Grains Innovation Park, the Genebank will merge three seed collections from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland in the one national facility. “Both the Victorian government and other scientists can access the Genebank to undertake valuable grains research, with access to a new phenomics glasshouse and extensive laboratory and field facilities for crop trials to support the development of new grain varieties,” Mr Walsh said. “This work will benefit not only grain producers, but also processors, marketers, breeders and regional farming communities.” GRDC director Sharon Starick said the impressive facility was the result of many years of vision and hard work by researchers, industry and governments. “There is more than 2.7 kilometres of shelf space at minus 20 degrees celsius, a capacity to hold 200,000 packets of seed and more than 2,000 different crop species,” Ms Starick said.

Ballarat lamb market report

What to do when weaners don’t thrive

BY DEAN WEBSTER

BY DEAN WEBSTER MOST farmers could tell this story. They’ve driven around their stock and a few of them just don’t seem to be thriving, feed and water seem to be in good supply but for some reason the stock appear to be going backwards. Veterinarians refer to this situation as ill thrift. According to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries’ (DEPI) Natarsha Williams, ill thrift is most commonly recognised in weaners because they are particularly susceptible to the impact of poor pasture quality, intestinal parasites and mineral (trace element) deficiencies. Ms Williams said a failure to thrive may present as an increase in the “tail” in the mob with or without an increase in losses. Although there may appear to be enough pasture in many parts of the state, feed quality is now not sufficient to meet the needs of weaner sheep, resulting in malnutrition. Alternatively, a decrease in pasture quality can also result in malnutrition. A diagnosis of malnutrition can be made when the presence of disease or deficiencies are ruled out. Charles Stewart livestock agent John Thornton

Grains Research and Development Corporation director Sharon Starick and Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh opening the new Genebank facility in Horsham.

A Bellbrae farmer collects faeces samples from young Dorper ewes for parasite testing.

said it’s important to eliminate internal parasites from the symptoms of ill thrift. “Young stock, especially weaner lambs are very susceptible to worms and the can reach the point of no return quickly if the worm burden isn’t monitored.” “A sure way to identify if you have a worm problem is to undertake a faecal egg count which will identify if treatment is needed, and if so, swift action should be taken to ensure the health of the animal.” A common occurrence in dry summers is vitamin E deficiency as the usual source of vitamin E for sheep is green pasture. This can present as ill thrift, and can be diagnosed by a veterinarian. Forward planning with careful choice of low risk paddocks for weaners is recommended. Funding is available through DEPI to assist in the investigation of unusual losses in livestock. Talk to your private veterinarian or local District Veterinary Officer in regards to your eligibility.

LAST week’s yarding of 20,024 lambs and 5,906 sheep at Ballarat was sharply down due partly to the looming Easter break. Lamb weight and finish was of a plainer standard compared to the previous week and a good percentage of the yarding was more suited to restocking rather than slaughter. Buyer competition was very strong, especially on the top pens of export and domestic lambs weighing over 22 kilograms cwt (carcass weight), which were $9 to $11/head dearer. The market reached a top of $207/head for a standout pen of grain finished lambs, estimated to have a cwt of about 32 to 33 kilograms. Charles Stewart livestock agent Gerard Bohan said that the top end of the market was strong with a record reached for this year. Charles Stewart sold the top pen of 90 lambs for Bruan Partnership of Leslie Manor for a seasonal top for Ballarat of $207/head. The Gordon family continued their great run selling another 250 lambs for $200-$203.70. But reflecting the lack of weight in the yarding, there were only 10 pens of export lambs which sold for more than $190/head. There were several orders for store lambs from the local area, Shepparton and the Mallee and light lambs weighing less 16 kilograms cwt

returning to the paddock were mostly $5 to $9 dearer at $65 to $95, with odd sales for lambs being put onto grain out to $115/head. Quality of the light lambs varied and the secondary types, lacking finish and shape, were estimated at averaging 560c to 580c/kilogram cwt, with most sales to slaughter from $87 to $124/head. The top drafts of domestic and export weight lambs trended above 600c, with a lot of sales estimated between 610c and 640c/kilogram cwt. In dollar per head terms, most of the quality lambs with good weight and finish sold from $140 to $180, with only limited sales above $190/head.

Mick and Tom Madden, Bindy Emmlin and Lachie Shaw selling down the top pen.

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All Saints day in top grade seniors AN AMAZING match with a slice of local tennis history - that’s All Saints’ Anglican’s grade 1 team, who clinched the summer pennant in a cliffhanger in the conclusion of the Tennis Geelong competition on March 22. Saints vice-president Nigel Wilson was approached by top local player Shane Wiffen in 2012, with a proposal that Shane and a select group of high-level players compete in the grade 1 summer competition under the All Saints’ banner and using Kenwith Park courts as their home base. Shortly after those initial discussions, it was all done and dusted. This year’s triumphant season is their second with Saints. Interestingly, during those early talks, Nigel discovered that Shane’s mother, uncle, aunt and grandparents had in fact, all been former All Saints’ players. So it really was

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Bellbrae’s grade 5 team. Rear: Beau, Archie, and Kai. Seated: Teal and Poppy.

meant to be. As for the tennis - fantastic, of the very highest standard, but there was also a spot of drama and tension, an unusual grand final day and an All Saints-Leopold grand final match-up, breaking the strong hold that Centre Court has held in this division. The preliminary final against Centre Court was interrupted by rain, with Saints’ tantalisingly close to victory. In what is likely an unprecendented situation, the match was ultimately concluded on grand final morning with All Saints’ scoring a strong win, with the big one set for just a few hours later on in that day at Geelong Lawn courts. Two powerful teams and nothing in it it’s the way grand finals should be - and it certainly turned out that way. Game for game, set for set it went, until at four sets all, and with a seven-game lead,

IN the Coast competition, Bellbrae junior teams from grade 4 and 5 both recorded great pennant victories. Fantastic play from everyone you’re on your way to bigger and better things, too.

Bellbrae’s grade 4 girls team: Pippa, Elly, Mady, Nelly and Eva-May.

the situation was resolved - and All Saints’ Anglican recorded their historic first-ever grade 1 pennant. Standout players were Shane, Matt and Jenelle, each dropping just a single set in the finals series - and great team efforts from both clubs. Saints didn’t stop there, though, with the grade 9 junior boys team of Jack, Cameron, Mitchell, Jeremy and Zane taking the flag in their division. Grade 12 mixed also going through as champions - fantastic effort from Fraser, Alice, Heidi, Sophie, Rhys and Jack. In Fraser’s case, it was also found that his parents, sister and grandfather were also former Saints players. Alice, a first season player, started tennis on a high note, being a part of that victorious group of players in the champion team. A memorable season, Sainters, for sure.

SUMMER’S GONE, SO COME ON WINTER WITH summer now consigned to history, Tennis Geelong’s winter competition is close to its May 3 start date, with play starting at the earlier time of 1pm. Seniors competition has 11 sections, all in the 2 x 2 format, including three all-men’s grades and eight mixed, involving 80 teams and nearly 350 players. Juniors has 17 sections - five mixed, seven boys and five girls grades. All of that adds up to 117 teams and close to 500 participants. Check out the Tennis Geelong website at tennis.com. au/tennisgeelonginc for all the summer grand final details, champion teams, upsets and heaps of other info. The next Tennis in Geelong column will be towards the end of May. Let me know if you have any tennis tales, tall and true - photos too, please. Email me at phil.hunt@moolaptc.org or phone 5251 3002.

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Ben Shearer shows Salt the earth Artist Ben Shearer (BELOW) has branched out to include seascapes in his new exhibition, Above and Beyond, at Salt Contemporary Art gallery. This piece, (MAIN PICTURE) titled Cloud Shadows, is inspired by aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef. INSET ABOVE: The Going Down of the Sun INSET LEFT: Channel Country in Flood.

BY TIFFANY PILCHER INSPIRED by striking new landscapes as well as classic outback scenes, iconic Melbourne artist Ben Shearer has created a new exhibition for Queenscliff’s Salt Contemporary Art gallery. Shearer, 73, started painting in watercolour towards the end of the 1970s and rapidly established himself as a leading contemporary watercolourist. He is particularly well known for his interpretations of the Australian landscape, in all its harsh beauty. It may be the result of his early textile studies or his careful observation of the landscape, but some of Shearer’s work can appear as tapestry with a textured surface. This is evident in the his paintings of the skeletal surface of South Australia’s Lake Eyre, or a broad open land embroidered with bush as seen in paintings of sand dunes at Bedourie in Queensland. As a source of inspiration for his paintings, Shearer makes regular trips to the outback, including joining the world’s longest mail run – a two-day,

2,600 kilometre plane hop from cattle ranch to cattle ranch, starting in Port Augusta on South Australia’s coast and ending in Boulia in Western Queensland. In November 2003, Shearer took to the skies in a light aircraft to retrace the route taken by ill-fated explorers Burke and Wills who, in the 1860s, were the first Europeans to cross the Australian continent from north to south. Shearer has also depicted some of Australia’s major geological features and sites sacred to Indigenous Australians, including Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Rather than painting the sites close up, as often seen in promotional posters, these paintings show a broad flat landscape divided only by the sharp line of a track which leads to the rock formation in the distance. His new exhibition, Above and Beyond, was created specifically for Salt Contemporary Art gallery, and sees Shearer taking new inspiration from a completely different palette. His interpretations of the luminous jewel tones

of the Great Barrier Reef show his diversity and aptitude as a colourist. Gallery director Fiona Kelly said Shearer had been exhibiting with them for around five years and she’s thrilled to present such a varied collection. “We’ve been working with him for a long time. He’s a popular artist here but also a very significant Australian artist. His work is in the National Gallery of Australia and most major regional galleries. “Above and Beyond shows a different side of his work using the cobalt blues and rich and deep greens of the water. “It all links back to his traditional work because it shows just how adept he is at creating such gorgeous, vibrant colours.” Ben Shearer’s Above and Beyond is showing at Salt Gallery, 33-35 Hesse Street, Queenscliff, until May 12. Opening drinks will be on Sunday April 20 from 2.30pm. For more information, visit salt-art.com.au or facebook.com/Salt.Contemporary.Art.


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Dusseldorp joins Lighthouse Literary Fest BY JAMES TAYLOR SIGRID Thornton has pulled out of next week’s Lighthouse Literary Fest, but a fellow television luminary has stepped in to take her place.

Marta Dusseldorp, star of ABC TV series Janet King, will now appear at the Aireys Inlet festival. She will speak about acting at the “An Intimate Lunch” event and appear throughout the three-day festival performing scenes from books and plays.

Acting commitments have prevented Thornton from attending the festival. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Dusseldorp has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. As well as Janet King, her television roles include two seasons as Sarah Adams in A Place To Call Home, three telemovies opposite Guy Pearce in Jack Irish, the six-part Blackjack telemovies opposite Colin Friels, and the award-winning miniseries After the Deluge.

Her theatre work includes three years with the STC’s Actor’s Company and a Helpmann Award for her role in Shakespeare’s War of the Roses. There are 10 other authors, actors and presenters featured in ‘COAST’ on Saturday evening, including Ben Winspear, David Tournier, John Lewis Clark and Peter Curtin. The Lighthouse Literary Fest at the Fairhaven SLSC begins tomorrow and runs until Sunday. Visit lighthouseliteraryfest.com.au for more information.

Indigenous Art Awards calls for entries ENTRIES are open for one of Victoria’s most prestigious visual art awards programs, the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards. More than $50,000 in prizes are available through the awards program which is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists at all career stages, working across all mediums. Applications from individuals or groups will be accepted. Arts Minister Heidi Victoria said the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, now in their ninth year, were established by Arts Victoria to celebrate and raise the profile of the Indigenous arts sector of South Eastern Australia, and to create commercial opportunities for Indigenous artists. “The awards continue to achieve both of these aims, offering award winners and finalists

Marta Dusseldorp, seen here in ABC TV’s Janet King, will speak about her career in theatre, film and television this weekend.

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A SEMINAL notebook documenting the famous Bells Beach swell is now on display at Surf World Museum in Torquay as part of the museum’s 20 20 exhibition. The “Bells Bible”, put together by pioneer Bells Beach surfer Marcus Shaw in the 1960s, is a journal that includes some of the first known notes about the elements that came together to produce Bells’ famous epic surf including wind, swells, lineups and hydrodynamics. Marcus was one of the first people to surf Bells and was regarded by many at the time as the King of Bells with his go-for-broke surfing style and his fearless backhand attack on big waves. This collected wisdom is a rare record of the deep and intimate relationships that develop between

surfers and the waves they love. It is a journal that celebrates the emotional link and sense of connectedness Shaw had with this unique surf spot. The 20 20 exhibition also features displays that link Australian surfing back to its Hawaiian roots, highlights pioneer surfers such as “Snowy” McAlister, Peter Troy and Vic Tantau, and includes elements from champion surfers Kelly Slater, Layne Beachley, Mark Richards, Simon Anderson and Wayne Lynch. Indigenous surfing, surf art, design and photography are all featured in this celebration of surfing. The 20 20 Exhibition will be on display until May 2014, after which Manly 64 – an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Midget Farrelly’s win at the first ever world surfing championships in Sydney – will be launched. Surf World Museum, in the Surf City Plaza, Beach Road, Torquay, is open 9-5pm seven days a week.

The Bells Bible contains stories about Bells Beach from as early as the 1960s.

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Simone’s shanks outstanding I LEARNT a couple of basic cooking techniques when I started catering many years ago. The first was how to reduce cream and use it as the basis of a sauce. By simply adding grain mustard, for example to a cream reduction, you create a sauce which is beautiful with poached chicken or baked pork fillet. It may also be used for a pasta sauce and add flavour with wine, pan juices, mustard, tomato paste, onions, garlic or parmesan cheese. The list is up to your creativity. Cream reduction is the basis of one of my favourite dishes, potatoes Dauphinois. Peel potatoes and slice very thinly. Rinse in cold water, pat dry and layer them in an ovenware dish which has been rubbed with garlic and butter. Pour an outrageous amount of cream over them and dot with more butter. Cook for an hour or so at 160 degrees then turn up the oven for an additional 10 minutes until golden on top. It is a perfect accompaniment to any meat dish or serve with mustard, a green salad and a bottle of wine to share for lunch. The other sauce I often use is a simple tomato based sauce. By using the best quality tinned tomatoes, adding flavour and reducing, it is simple to make a wonderfully rich sauce. This can then be used for slow cooked lamb, pasta or tossed through Mediterranean vegetables and served with grated parmesan. The ways of employing theses sauces are endless. The techniques are obviously very simple, but when I started cooking, I was very simple too! I read lots of cook books and taught myself much more, but I still use either a cream reduction or a tomato based sauce every week. (I suppose it is one reason the Italians make such a big deal of preserving tomatoes and making sugo or passata. It is the basis of so many dishes). All of the staff at Torquay Farm Foods are interested in cooking. Simone’s recipe for slow cooked lamb shanks is outstanding. Simple to cook, yet the flavours are complex and rich.

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Get in a flap, here comes the Sun BY JAMES TAYLOR GYPSY jazz and the classic songs of the 1950s will be featured in the next two shows presented in Torquay by events company Hiphipshebang. The fun starts at the Torquay Bowls Club on May 4 with Flap! a fiery yet charming ensemble featuring ukulele, trumpet, trombone, double bass, words and drums. A combination of gypsy jazz, New Orleans swing and a whole lot of other stuff, Flap! is fun, refreshing and music for dancing to and having fun with. The same venue will host Sons Of Sun – Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny And Me (The Sam Phillips Story) on May 25. The performance is a rock and roll play about famous Memphis recording studio Sun Records and the artists that started their careers there. This new Australian show features a three-piece live band fronted by John Kennedy, performing 35 songs from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more. Both shows start at 3pm. Created in 2010 by Surf Coast resident Cabs Anderson, Hiphipshebang is an exciting and unique business which has quickly evolved from Anderson’s reputation for creating memorable events. All Hiphipshebang events – whether they are private celebrations, business functions or public events - have a compulsory live entertainment component. These events have included many private parties, business launches, public events, popular ticketed pop-up music events at the Torquay Bowls Club, and film presentations. For more information on hiphipshebang events, email info@hiphipshebang.com.au or like their page at facebook.com/hiphipshebang.

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Manic for organic THERE’S a real sense of demand for organic wines out there and it’s growing! You just have to look at the spectacular results from last years “Rootstock” natural wine festival up in Sydney to see that there’s certainly a ground swell of consumer movement and interest in these wines. This festival is solely based on artisan, sustainable, authentic, natural, organic and biodynamic approaches to winemaking. Minimal intervention is the key and wines with no yeasts added, minimal or no preservatives, minimal use of oak, minimal filtration, hand picked etc are the go. Are you picking up the theme? It’s all about wines with real character, and personality that reflect a sense of place. In short, organic producers can reduce the impact of pests and diseases by encouraging biodiversity in the vineyard, rather than through the use of chemicals. By developing natural methods for protecting and sustaining the structure and ecology of their soils through practices such as cover crops and recycling ie. prunings and pressed grape pulp for composting, biodynamic soil preparations, and environmental biodiversity the producers can grow healthy, quality fruit free of herbicides, pesticides and the like – a more “traditional” approach to put it best. It’s all about the health of the soils, the very foundation of biodynamic farming, which is not really a “new” approach either as the concept was initially conceived in the 1920s as a way of countering the degradation that farmers were noticing in their soils and the health of their crops and livestock due to the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides. In a way it was like going “back to the future”, returning to traditional methods and timing the practices with planetary movements and the rhythms of the seasons. Paxton wines from McLaren Vale have been at the forefront of the push for organic and biodynamic viticulture with owner David Paxton, one of Australia’s highly regarded viticulturalists, totally committed to the biodynamic movement, having also consulted widely in many of Australia’s top winegrowing regions for the last 30 years. The Paxton’s firmly believe that the viticulturalist is just as important in the winemaking process as the winemaker (good winemakers will always say the wine is made in the vineyard) and their focus is upon nurturing their vineyards through the application and close detail of organic and biodynamic practices and their wines certainly reflect this passion and commitment. With thoughts of the Anzac Day remembrance in mind, I thought I’d also feature a wine from New Zealand here that is certified organic as well. Enjoy!

Paxton McLaren Vale Biodynamic Pinot Gris 2013 (2 for $30) The Paxton’s really rated the 2013 harvest highly, even though yields were low, the fruit produced was fantastic with great evenness, natural balance and low sugar levels resulting in tempered alcohol levels in the white wines, giving more emphasis to the elegance and freshness. There’s lovely texture and ripe pear/peach/apple fruit here, but there’s also a crunchy freshness to the feel, which takes the appealing nature of the wine to another level.

THE Surf Coast Energy Group (SCEG) is proudly presenting their sixth environmental film season with the opening film showing at Surf World Museum on May 2. The group’s emphasis this year is on connecting individuals and groups across the local community, to assist in building resilience and sustainable lifestyle changes. They have selected six films for the season, five of which were screened at The Transition Film Festival, held in Melbourne in February. The opening film is Connected - A Film For Change, and organiser Bronwyn Spark said it really embodies their theme throughout the season. Five years in the making, Connected has been created by a UK family who wanted to ask questions about what kind of future we all want to see.

Paxton McLaren Vale Biodynamic ‘MV’ Shiraz 2012 (2 for $30) The initial burst of vibrant red fruits and spice aromatics certainly grabs your attention, backing it up on the palate with wonderfully expressive and balanced regional dark plum fruits, spice and dark chocolate that for the price is amazing value. There’s a real energy to this wine that makes it so appealing and such a damn fine red – one that disappeared quicker than it was meant to when I tried it. A cracker!

Babich Marlborough ‘Headwaters’ Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2013 ($23) You definitely notice the purity of the fruit here with a clean, flinty minerally tang and zesty tropical fruits on display with lovely line and length of textured flavours on the finish. Easy to see why it’s so popular.

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Tin anniversary for Torquay Books BY TIFFANY PILCHER TORQUAY Books has been keeping the Surf Coast well read for 10 years and they’re inviting their customers to join them next weekend to mark the occasion. Owner Rosemary Featherston opened the store with her husband Ed in 2004 with the intention of

Torquay Books owner Rosemary Featherson is inviting customers old and new to celebrate their 10th anniversary at the store next weekend.

running the shop for five years before retiring. Now, 10 years later, she said it’s a love of her job and the support of locals and visitors that keeps her going. “We’ve had such amazing support from this town, it was supposed to be part of our 5-year retirement plan but the time went by so quickly and now we’re at 10 years! “We love being here. A lot has changed over the years and the global financial crisis was hard for everyone but we survived it by tailoring the store to our customers needs as well as offering great customer service.” She said it’s a simple combination of great customers and interesting books that makes it a pleasure to come to work. “I love the contact with people, having a chat, meeting the town’s new babies and watching them grow up. “I also love books and seeing new books come out, it’s always exciting to see what’s next.” As a way to say thank you their customers for their support, anyone who makes a purchase at the store on May 3 and 4 will go into the draw to win a $100 gift voucher and there will be giveaways for children too. Drop into Torquay Books at 1/9 Gilbert Street, Torquay to congratulate the team and for your chance to win.

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Didgeridoo and strings maestro Jay Hoad is performing at the Torquay Hotel on Anzac Day.

Hoad is where the heart is BY TIFFANY PILCHER TORQUAY Hotel is turning it up on Anzac Day with Fiji-born fusion artist and stringed instrument virtuoso, Jay Hoad set to perform his rootsy reggae and blues catalogue. Hoad has spent the last seven years following the sun and sounds throughout the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Fiji, India, and North America, keeping up a relentless performance schedule while learning about third world culture and every style of music he can sink his teeth in to. He was honoured to be chosen as one of the support acts for The Wailers on the East Coast leg of their North America tour in 2011 and has featured at many music festivals including Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, WOMADelaide, and

Saarang World Cultural Festival in India. Hoad has three albums to his credit, including his latest release, Home Is Where The Heart Is. His wisest album yet, Home Is Where The Heart Is was written on the road and produced by Craig Porteils who has worked with Guns N’ Roses, Terence Trent D’arby and Diesel. Catch Hoad’s perform from his cockpit of instruments including didgeridoo, dulcimer, dulsitar, cigar box guitar, wine box bass, Weissenborn lap steel, harmonica, ocarina, djembe, percussion, loops, voice and more. The entertainment will continue through the weekend with party band Madhouse hitting the stage on Saturday night. Tickets are available on the door and from the venue.


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members of local weaving collective, Weaver Birds. The exhibition will have large and small works in timber, steel, plant fibre, recycled materials and carved limestone. Ms Stephens said she hopes the exhibition will inspire artists to create their own sculptures or others to include sculptures in their gardens. “Once the autumn rain arrives it provides an opportunity for garden lovers to work in, and plan their own garden and sculpture is always a great way to provide interest in your space. “Also it helps people to see outdoor

AIREYS Inlet’s Cimarron B&B is inviting lovers of outdoor sculpture to visit an exhibition in their bush garden over the Anzac Day holiday weekend. Works from 12 Surf Coast sculptors will be set amongst the landscaped grounds of the property which is located beside the Great Otway National Park and has views to the ocean. Artists include B&B owner Cinnamon Stephens, Bill Jackman, Carolyn McKinnon, John Wilcox, Peter Day, Darren Matthews, Lindy Lynch, and

sculpture in its natural environment, rather than a gallery space, people can then visualise how the pieces may look in their own spaces. “Visitors to this exhibition will hopefully feel inspired to add some local sculpture to their collections.” The Cimarron Sculpture Weekend will be open from April 25 to 27 from 10am to 3pm at 105 Gilbert Street, Aireys Inlet. Many of the artists will be in attendance on Saturday April 26 from 1pm to 3pm to discuss their work. For more details, phone 5289 7044 or email info@cimarron.com.au.

One of the sculptures featured at the Cimarron Sculpture Weekend exhibition will be Cinnamon Stephens’ Butterfly Moon.

Chuckles and tunes at chicken shop open mic BY TIFFANY PILCHER

Geelong’s Jack Wright will be playing alongside a host of emerging comedians at the Piping Hot Chicken Shop’s first Open Mic Comedy Night on April 26.

UP-AND-coming comedians will get to test out their talents next weekend at the Piping Hot Chicken Shop’s Open Mic Comedy Night. Having provided a stage for young and developing musicians for many years now, the cafe is now looking for the next comedy superstar. The comics will each have five

minutes on stage and there will be two sets of comedy with a set of music in between. Local comedian and regular performer Paul Simpson is MC at the event and Geelong percussive acoustic guitarist Jack Wright will provide the musical entertainment. Shop owner Ben Chudoschnik said he wanted to give emerging comedians a chance to test out their material as well

as offering Ocean Grove something new and a bit different. “Anything could happen on the night, that’s beauty of it, nobody knows exactly what to expect! “We’re looking forward to giving the comics a local place to be heard as well as testing out something new for the area. “The comedy nights will also give an opportunity for a talented new musician to play a set in front of a full house and

maybe sell a few CDs.” Comedians interested in performing on the night or at possible future open mics are invited to email pipinghotcomedy@ gmail.com. The Piping Hot Chicken Shop Open Mic Comedy Night is on Saturday April 26, doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm kick off. Tickets are $10 each and bookings are essential. To book, call 5255 1566.

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3 Tobin Drive next to the Pilot’s Jetty. Courses include Mosaics, French and Italian classes, Art, iPads, Computers, Drumming, Ukulele, Yoga, Mahjong and Men’s Shed. New on offer this term are: Digital Storytelling; make a movie of your experiences, Vegan/Raw food cooking, No-dig Gardening, Composting and a course for people who have Android or Windows based tablets. Volunteers needed to assist with the preparation, running and packing up of the Second-hand Book Sale from Friday May 23rd (set up) to Sunday May 25th (pack up after 4pm). Phone to have a full program sent to you: 5258 3367 or email: qnhouse@fastmail.fm

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Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy A BRILLIANT tale for inquisitive independent readers aged nine years and above. Ophelia is a very sensible, logical young girl. She only believes in things that can be scientifically proven. Her beloved mother has just passed anyway and in an attempt to take her mind off her sadness, her father moves the family from England to France. When her father accepts a post in a French museum restoring ancient swords, she is delighted to spend her days exploring the many rooms and the scientific artefacts in the snow covered museum. But what she finds challenges all she thinks logical and rational. In a locked, forgotten room she discovers a boy who has been imprisoned for 300 years by an evil queen who she slowly starts to realise must be the original Snow Queen. With growing trepidation, she gradually comes to believe the Snow Queen is the beautifully icy curator of the current museum. With the clock ticking to her creating an endless winter with all that is bright and beautiful passing, Ophelia must gather all her courage and save the boy and unlock the mystery of the Snow Queen and the Marvellous Boy. The first book written for children by Queensland author Karen Foxlee, this is a fabulous story for children who love an intelligent read.

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A Love Like Blood by Marcus Sedgwick AN ELEGANT thriller in the tradition of Sherlock Holmesâ&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve chased him for over 20 years, and across countless miles, and though often I was running, there have been many times when I could do nothing but sit and wait. Now I am only desperate for it to be finished.â&#x20AC;? Spanning the years 1944 to 1968, this literary thriller deals with disturbing themes of obsession and mind control in the pursuit of an intelligent serial killer. In 1944, Charles Jackson, a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, enters in a newly liberated Paris, while celebrating a subdued independence, decides to visit the Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-laye with his commanding officer. Without any idea how life altering his movements will be, he steps inside and is presented with the horrendous sight of a man drinking a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s blood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whom when disturbed looks up at Charles with a coolly amused expression. Fleeing the bunker, moments later Charles gathers enough courage to go back, but both the man and woman have vanished. He is unsure of what he really witnessed. Surely his mind was playing tricks on him. With a lack of concrete evidence he puts the incident from his mind, until years later after an unsuccessful conference in Paris, he stumbles across the same man in a French cafĂŠ. Charles is to discover the man is the enigmatic Count Verovkin and for the next 20 years and throughout several countries, Charles encounters great love, has his reputation shredded, is attacked, disbelieved and is both the hunted and the hunter. With a fine twist in the tale at the conclusion, this is a great literary thriller.

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Who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want more joy in their life? BY BARBARA GRACE JOY is a fragile thing. Its beauty rarely cherished in the everyday moments that flee too quickly. The way a friend tilts her head to think, a memory freshened from a perfume scent, a joke retold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the images and thoughts that trigger our emotions. Yet so many of us sacrifice joy in the name of self-protection. Joy flourishes with gratitude, self-compassion, humility and authenticity. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s here that joy bubbles freely, otherwise it can shrivel in a desert of self-protective emotions designed to keep us safe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but empty. For many, joy can be downright terrifying, and a reason to steel themselves against its loss. At times, it may feel safer to replace joyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s effervescence with a

foreboding sense of fear â&#x20AC;&#x201C; protective armour against potential pain. I hear many people describe their lives as living behind a mask â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a way of retreating from involvement, fearful of the pain that self-exposure may bring. As a result, their relationships and experiences are shrivelled because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re too afraid of the wounds that loss of joy could bring. And yet itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the balance of joy and pain that creates a life worth living. Numbing joy, by believing youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be stronger when painful emotions strike, means denying yourself the chance to live wholeheartedly. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in fully expressing our vulnerability and being open to chance and possibility that we begin to experience the type of joy of which so many yearn for. The School of Modern Psychology now offers private consultations. Find out more at schoolofmodernpsychology.com.au/private-consult. Barbara Grace is the director of the School of Modern Psychology.

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Running â&#x20AC;&#x201C; why not do it? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for you BY DR ERIN COFFEY WE ALL know running is good for you. That feeling of freedom; of being one with nature (or the footpath); maintaining fitness and body composition; emotional release; better sleep. What more could it possibly do? What if, it also made you smarter? In a recent study, 3000 people in their 20s were tested for fitness levels and cognitive skills. The study was then repeated 20 years later and the results were overwhelming as

well as surprising. The results concluded that participating in cardio activity (swimming, running, cycling) during your 20s can increase your mental health and agility decades in to the future. Imagine if you start running now, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be the envy of all of your friends when it comes to Sudoku and crosswords! Higher fitness levels when younger, showed increased memory and thinking skills when older. Even when high cholesterol, smoking or diabetes were

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Men’s winner decided at Winki Pop THE men’s Rip Curl Pro winner was decided in 3-4 foot waves at Winki Pop yesterday after festival organisers decided to shift the event from the Bells bowl for the semi finals and final. John John Florence went down to Taj Burrow in the first semi final 13.43 to 14.43, while Mick Fanning defeated Julian Wilson in a high scoring affair 18.20 to 17.36. Earlier in the day Wilson narrowly defeated Jordy Smith in round five when, in the shadows of the buzzer, Smith exploded on a wave with a series of moves which had the commentators in raptures. He needed a 9.97 for victory but fell just short with a 9.93. John John Florence defeated Kelly Slater in their quarter final, before losing to Taj Burrow in their semi final. See surfcoasttimes. com.au for the final result.

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Mountain bikers join the Odyssey BY JAMES TAYLOR

The Giant Odyssey is held on some of Australia’s best MTB single track.

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FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA Plenty of salmon have been caught off the beach in good numbers Gummy shark have been caught by those out in boats and off the beaches More shark being taken off the beaches have been reported Still trevally, salmon and pinkies being caught off the rocks Some King George whiting have been caught in close on inshore reefs. Remember, our store closes at the end of April and our sale is still on. So come down, call in and pick up a bargain while you still can at The Great Ocean Road Outdoor Centre, Anglesea, phone 5263 2330.

APOLLO BAY Fishing has been good with lots of salmon being caught off the beach. Fishing has been good with lots of salmon Those out in boats are doing quite well on whiting and trevally Rivers are producing some bream. For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay, contact Steve or Jen. They will be more than pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.

BARWON HEADS Salmon are being caught off the beaches Reports of whiting, bream and trevally being caught in the river.

TORQUAY King George whiting continue on inshore reefs Salmon are being caught off the beach in good numbers Some elephant fish have also been taken off the beach and in boats Some nice bream being caught in Spring Creek. Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-to-date information available, phone 5264 8207.

QUEENSCLIFF Off St Leonards, squid, whiting and flathead continue to be caught White Lady is still producing whiting and calamari Point Lonsdale is seeing some nice salmon being caught off the jetty Clifton Springs is producing pinkies and whiting Swan Bay is seeing some garfish, whiting, and some nice flathead near the entrance.

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TUNA fishing is an important part of fishing along our coastline. From Barwon Heads to Portland, tuna such as skipjack and southern bluefin tuna have all been caught at various locations. Southern bluefin tuna are by far the most sought-after species, but the fishing management controls over the acquisition of tuna are quite strict and to date have worked well. The money generated by tuna fishing into local economies is substantial, to say the least. However, it seems the consensus over bluefin tuna may be coming to a end with New South Wales now considering its own restrictions on this most popular species of fish. VRFish - the peak recreational fishing body representing Victorian fishers - shares concerns held by its New South Wales counterpart that proposed regulation changes for recreational southern bluefin tuna (SBT) fishing in New South Wales are ill conceived. VRFish general manager Dallas D’Silva said given the highly mobile nature of the species, there was a clear need for more consistent regulations across state boundaries. “The regulations in place in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania all allow for up to two SBT to be taken by recreational fishers. “SBT stocks are rebuilding and the commercial total allowable catch has recently been increased. “If adopted, the changes will have resource sharing implications between recreational and commercial sectors.” Mr D’Silva said the proposals were at odds with the intent of the 2004 memorandum of understanding on fisheries resource sharing signed by all states, territories and the Commonwealth Government. Overarching management

responsibility for this species sits with the federal government and VRFish would like to know what, if any, consultation has taken place with them on this issue. VRFish chairman Russell Conway said a large number of Victorian based fishers visited the south coast of New South Wales each year. “Victorian game fishers might now be reconsidering the benefits of travelling large distances to New South Wales to fish for SBT and other game species.”

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4, B. Lavars 4, B. Dodd 3, T. Balding 2, R. Ferguson 2 Queenscliff: C. Mason 5, L. Niven 2, D. DeGois 1, E. Grout 1, T. Limb 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur: B. Dodd, T. Clark, R. Ferguson, M. Grant, C. Kangars, B. King. Queenscliff: C. Mason, L. Orvis, C. Goullet, B. Ridings, J. Durran, S. Wayth. Anglesea 3.3 7.6 12.6 18.10 (118) Barwon Heads 2.3 4.5 5.10 7.14 (56) GOALS: Anglesea: G. Bourke 4, A. Caldwell 2, J. Nolan 2, L. Norton 2, M. Kennedy 2, S. Leeds 1, D. Bell-Warren 1, S. Dangerfield 1, B. Robbins 1, T. Stokes 1, J. Cameron 1. Barwon Heads: D. Hovey 2, T. Cashin 2, N. Hill 1, X. Everett 1, A. Rodgers 1. BEST: Anglesea: J. Pashley, J. Cameron, A. Caldwell, G. Bourke, T. Midolo, D. Kerr. Barwon Heads: P. Swinton, D. Holland, E. Erftemeyer, J. Read, T. Wight, J. Heil. Torquay 4.3 9.11 18.13 27.16 (178) Modewarre 2.2 2.3 3.8 6.9 (45) GOALS: Torquay: I. Baker 8, J. Carracher 5, T. Bird 3, J. Darke 2, P. Bennett 2, M. Sleep-Dalton 2, A. Nesbitt 1, T. Lovell 1, C. McCaughan 1, J. Day 1, H. Jarrad 1. Modewarre: T. Anderson 2, J. Moorfoot 2, W. Macdonald 1, D. McCaskill 1. BEST: Torquay: C. McCaughan, J. Darke, J. Johnson, I. Baker, J. Carracher, N. Browne. Modewarre: J. Finch, J.

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RESERVES Drysdale 4.3 6.5 9.9 14.10 (94) Ocean Grove 1.1 3.3 4.3 7.6 (48) GOALS: Drysdale: S. Scott 5, X. Wilson 5, C. Clayton 1, D. Mannix 1, B. Lynch 1, K. Carr 1. Ocean Grove: L. Sinnott 2, M. Davies 1, J. Stapleton 1, S. Elford 1, W. Piec 1, R. Berry 1. BEST: Drysdale: J. Jenkins, B. Ryan, S. Scott, M. Simons, C. Clayton, J. Hildebrand. Ocean Grove: C. Buxton, L. Sinnott, A. McLeish, R. Aylward, S. Hedditch, S. Elford. Geelong Amateur 3.5 5.6 7.6 9.9 (63) Queenscliff 0.1 1.6 2.9 4.9 (33) GOALS: Geelong Amateur: B. Ryan 3, B. Helling 1, R. Saunders 1, W. Kelly 1, R. Fagan 1, N. Wines 1, T. Ryan 1. Queenscliff: E. Sedlins 1, T. Solomon 1, L. Naylor 1, G. Burgoyne 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur: M. Madden, P. Kopke, R. Saunders, I. Crawley, R. Dickson. Queenscliff: L. Naylor, G. Burgoyne, H. Bennett, C. Williamson, T. Solomon. Anglesea 3.1 5.2 7.6 13.7 (85) Barwon Heads 0.3 2.4 3.6 4.6 (30) GOALS: Anglesea: R. Eddy 3, S. Herben 2, B. Vermeulen 1, S. Horne 1, T. Barton 1, M. Clutterbuck 1, O. Mackay 1, E. Mitchell 1, K. Holroyd 1, T. Norman

1. Barwon Heads: R. McAuliffe 2, M. Boothey 1, L. Bamford 1. BEST: Anglesea: D. Cooper, T. Norman, D. Mcginness, O. Mackay, W. Bingham, B. Vermeulen. Barwon Heads: S. Everett, R. McAuliffe, D. Gilbert, C. Wild, S. Schaller. Portarlington 5.8 15.11 25.12 30.20 (200) Newcomb Power 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 (7) GOALS: Portarlington: B. Harvey 7, S. Vagg 5, R. Hoskin 3, J. Trezise 3, B. Deluca 2, S. Paul 2, J. Geoghegan 2, S. Wiffen 1, B. Klaassen 1, D. Perrine - Du Buisson 1, A. Bradley 1, J. Glew 1, N. Merrett 1. Newcomb Power: P. Gordyn 1. BEST: Portarlington: J. Trezise, N. Merrett, B. Deluca, S. Paul, B. Harvey, R. Hoskin. Newcomb Power: J. Turnley, A. Webb, T. Thompson, A. Quarrell, T. Doyle, B. Middleton. Torquay 4.6 7.12 9.15 15.20 (110) Modewarre 1.1 3.1 4.2 4.4 (28) GOALS: Torquay: J. Bienefelt 4, L. Baker 3, B. Girvan 2, S. Diamond 2, S. Hill 1, J. Graham 1, J. Taylor 1, P. MacDonald 1. Modewarre: B. Hole 2, M. Llewellyn 1, S. Cunningham 1. BEST: Torquay: J. Bienefelt, M. Colvin, A. Giglio, T. Butler, S. Rau, H. Thompson. Modewarre: B. Hole, D. Tennant, K. Pickering, A. Leggett, L. Nilon, M. Llewellyn.

BFL LADDERS SENIORS Team

WL D F

A

%

OCEAN GROVE GEELONG AMATEUR TORQUAY ANGLESEA DRYSDALE PORTARLINGTON BARWON HEADS MODEWARRE QUEENSCLIFF NEWCOMB POWER

3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0

184 190 202 189 215 316 289 318 329 586

246.20 12 208.95 12 187.13 8 175.66 8 126.98 8 90.19 4 84.43 4 63.52 4 48.02 0 16.38 0

Team

0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

453 397 378 332 273 285 244 202 158 96

RESERVES

ANGLESEA TORQUAY DRYSDALE GEELONG AMATEUR OCEAN GROVE PORTARLINGTON BARWON HEADS MODEWARRE QUEENSCLIFF NEWCOMB POWER

Pts

WL D F

A

%

3 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0

61 123 151 129 142 257 225 301 231 557

670.49 12 208.13 12 196.69 12 192.25 8 166.90 8 112.84 4 84.44 4 44.19 0 43.72 0 2.87 0

0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

409 256 297 248 237 290 190 133 101 16

Pts

Swans topple Hawks and take top spot BY JAMES TAYLOR

James McTaggart looks to play on quickly.

Jason Kennedy runs to take a mark.

Mitch McGuire reaches for the ball as Sam Fairway closes in for the tackle. Photos: TOMMY RITCHIE

Kaidon Long (left) and Josh Inglis battle for the ball.

OCEAN Grove has taken top spot after winning a see-sawing contest against Drysdale in round 3 of the Bellarine Football League. The home side led by four goals at quarter time but Drysdale fought back to be eight points in front at the long break. However, the Hawks only scored one behind in the third quarter as Ocean Grove pulled away and eventually won by 35 points. Travis Gavin kicked six goals for the Grubbers, while Thomas Dewey and Paul Davis kicked four each for Drysdale. Queenscliff are still without a win and have slumped to ninth after going down to Geelong Amateur by 10 goals at home. Tim Clark, Damien Zaparenkov and Ben Lavars each kicked four for the Ammos, while Caleb Mason slotted five for the Coutas. Anglesea kicked away after the first quarter against Barwon Heads to win by 62 points, Gus Bourke kicking four for the winners. Isaac Baker kicked eight goals for Torquay as the Tigers racked up a 133-point win against Modewarre under lights at Spring Creek Reserve. In the battle of the cellar dwellers, Portarlington were ruthless against Newcomb, restricting the Power to 14 points while piling on 188 points of their own and leaping to sixth spot. Peter Rutherford and Jack Stewart kicked five each for the Demons.

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ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB EASTER might bring an extra day of golf but it also means we don’t have Friday or Sunday pennant competitions. Time to have a relaxing game with friends or time with the family. But the ladies still managed a competition early in the week with the Dorothy Smith (no relation) event at Elcho Park. Janice Pekin was our star with a win in Division 1 with 35 points on a countback from an Elcho Park local. Aileen Morton also had at least one great shot to give here the NTP on the 8th – I’m sure she also had plenty more but that was the one that counted.

WITH MARGOT SMITH

Margot Parton and Ros Holland needed help to get their stashes to their cars. Golf winners were Sue Bowler in Division 1 with 1 up, Heather Campbell in Division 2 with square on a count back from Veronica Shaw, and Aileen Morton in Division 3 with 2 up. NTP winners were Valda Connelly, Barb Cook, Pam Hill and Helen Stewart.

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Conditions were perfect for both the men and ladies this week – sunscreen and shorts. Winners on Wednesday had to be scoring in the 40s and quite a few did. Ian Lewtas put on a good putting display to win A Grade with 41 points on a count back from director Allan Foster. Other winners were Howard Cross in B Grade with 41 points, Doug Marr in C Grade with 40 points on a count back from Marcus Smith and in the seniors Alan Parton with 36 points. NTP winners were Jim James, Tony Leeds, Brent McDonald and Bill McKellar, and Brent McDonald supplemented his score with a handy eagle on the 2nd. The ladies played par on Thursday in an Easter special. Most of them went home with eggs from the day and a few lucky ones won the club raffle –

The field was full for the weekend and again good conditions, but a little cooler. Runaway winner in the ladies was Marita Murrie with 39 points and in the men’s we had a plethora of count backs. Peter Thompson won A Grade with 38 points from Ross Duff, Ted Whitten won B Grade with 37 points from Graeme Mills and John Dowling won C Grade with 39 points from Graeme Compton. NTP winners were Ian Weaver, Brendan Jones, Richard Hammett, and Lesley McMaster. Sunday was back to par. Jane Grutzner won the ladies with 1 down on a count back from Ann Stokes, and in the men’s the winners were, Peter Gannon in A Grade with 4 up, Paul Dodds in B Grade with 5 up and Dennis Cunningham in C Grade with 5 up as well. NTP winners were Eamon Stringer, Peter Gannon and Dick Fowlston. Don’t forget to check the web site for details golf and social events – May and June are going to be very busy months. Enjoy your golf.

ON MONDAY a strong field headed out onto the course for what is becoming a popular monthly event, The Vets/Seniors, or better known as Bob’s Balmy Army. Daryl Sceney brought home the winning score for the men with 33 points as did the ladies winner June Carter not at all bad scores for 14 holes. NTPs were Angelo Facchini and Norma Veale. Tuesday, the ladies held their annual Breast Cancer day raising some much needed funds, thank you to all players for donating again this year. Of course, there was still our stableford competition up for grabs and with 36 points Jenni Cottrill finished on top for A Grade. Bev Appleton found some good form bringing home the win for B Grade with 38 points and C Grade winner Sheena Scholten had the score of the day with 40 points. Lyn Belovitch had 35 points to take out the Resort. NTPs Heather WeymssSmith, Jenni Cottrill, Sandra Duff and Sue Morris who with another close shot as well on 13 took out the jackpot. Wednesday, Doug Young carded 64 to win A Grade. In his round he scored a hole in one on the 7th, his first in 44 years. B Grade winner Brian Powell shot a 63. C Grade went to Fred Deane with a great score of 61 and D Grade winner Geoffrey Cue scored even better with 60. The Resort was won by Ken Grinter with a fabulous

48 points. NTPs were Philip Smith, John Berridge, John Monagle, and Don Mariager. Peter Costello hit the jackpot. Saturday, Justin Baker conquered all in A Grade to win with 44 points. Darren Bartlett scored 47 points to take out B grade. C Grade winner Gary Clark had 43points. The round of the day was hit by Bruce Ditchburn taking out D Grade with a magnificent 50 points. Lyn Brady shot 36 points to win the ladies and with 40 points Bob Gough won the Resort. NTPs were Paul Brunt, Justin Baker, Andrew Young, Jon Zowa, Dee Matheson, Sue Booth and David Dickson. Keith Minney took home the jackpot. Sunday, Andy Moore won A Grade with 42 points and John Bleazby finished 1st for B Grade. NTPs David Strickland, John Fischer and Lyn Moore. Visitor Mike Smith (Heritage GC) had a good spend up in the golf shop after his jackpot win. John Schulz from Niddrie Melbourne had a hole in one on the 14th Par 4 from the Resort markers, not in the competition but it was witnessed by Will one of our golf shop team members. John plays our course on a regular basis and we heard is still celebrating. Anzac Day we hold our annual Geelong Legacy Golf Day this year it will be the 64th and times are filling fast for this special event. If you would like to play make sure you ring the golf shop to book.

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MIDWEEK RESULTS

THE SANDS TORQUAY TUESDAY PAR MEDLEY It was a big draw for the Tuesday Medley, as we had the senior 9 and wine crew join the regulars. The winner was Tim Freer in a countback over Graham Harris, with each player scoring +1.

WEEKEND RESULTS

FROM THE MEMBERS’ ROOM conditions led to some competitive results. When the dust settled it was Betty Downey winning in a count back with +1. The runner-up was Marg Hales, also at +1. NTP honours went to Marg Hales on the 5th.

SATURDAY MEN’S PAR WEDNESDAY MEN’S STABLEFORD It was a nice day on Wednesday and the conditions allowed for some superb results. Setting the pace with 41 points was Richard Hammett, giving him a 1 point win over Joe Sdraulig who was runner up in a count back. The NTP honours went to Alan Hartley on the 7th and Billy Mitris on the 17th.

It was a 2 grade event that saw some familiar names atop the leader board. In A Grade, Peter Gray was able to separate himself from the group with a +4 to win by 2 over Brian Kruger who was the runner up in a count back. In B Grade, we had 3 at +4. The winner in count back was Terry Beggs who was able to finish the round best. The runner up was guest Nick Burt out of Kew Golf Club. The NTPs went to Brian Kruger on the 7th, Darrell Nash on the 13th and Craig Hunter on the 17th.

PORTARLINGTON GOLF CLUB BOTH our Men’s Senior Pennant teams were successful in their third round of matches. The Division 1 team scored an excellent 4/3 victory over Clifton Springs at their home course, with Robbie White, James Harvey, Mick Havelberg and Will McKaskill being their succesful players. The Division 2 team also defeated Clifton Springs at Ocean Grove 4/3, with Scott Hennigan, Lee James, Michael Wheat and Spencer O’Connor all being victorious. Both teams are still well and truly in with a chance to play off in finals. Good luck fellas!

WITH ROB CASEY

Wednesday April 16, Ladies’ Foursomes A team event was the order of the day for our ladies, and 60 of them took part in a great autumn day. Jocie Mather and Marilyn Mooney won the Doris Chambers trophy on a count back from Val Tither and Judy Kiely, both accumulating an excellent 40 points in this difficult format of play. Marg Quick and Irene Edmunds took out the minor placing with their 35 points on a count back from Barbie Schwarz and Kathy Carroll.

Tuesday April 15, Men’s Stableford

Saturday April 19, Men’s and Ladies’ Stableford

It was a tight race for the ladies as the average

Thursday April 24 – Stableford Friday April 25 - Par Saturday April 26 – Stableford Sunday April 27 – Par

Perfect conditions met our Tuesday men after last week’s rain freshened up the course beautifully. With an outstanding score of 44 points, Jeff Kinnear won Trophy of the Day and D Grade from Vic Bosworth on 38, while rampaging Phil Freeman put together an outstanding 42 points to par the course to win A Grade from Ralph Raby on 41. Don McKenzie’s 38 points won him B Grade from David McCutcheon on 35, and Col Davey won C Grade on a count back from Ray King, both with 36 points. NTPs went to John Rowe, Josh Kent and Andrew Barti.

Brian King put together a great round of 42 points to take out the Trophy of the Day and B Grade from Russell Allen on 38. The A Grade event was won by Stew Olver with 41 points from David Bourke’s 39, while the C Grade award went to Alan Grainger with 39 points by a shot from Joe Dougherty. Keith Giles scored the best of the D Graders with 41 points by a shot from Alastair Smith. In the Ladies’ event, Maureen Hogan shot the score of the day with her 39 points, and also won B Grade from Helen Barry on 35. A Grade was won by Beth Peterson with 36 points by one shot from Sally Schaller.

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THURSDAY LADIES STABLEFORD It was another close race for the ladies comp, with several players in contention all day. In the end we saw Shirley Peake separate herself from the pack, earning a 2 point win with 35 points. Her closest competitor was Marianne Bridgart, finishing second with 33 points. NTP honours went to Thelma Dainton on the 13th.

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Ocean Grove 53 V Drysdale 3 GOALS, Ocean Grove: L Bell 31, T Birch 22. Drysdale: M Leahy 30, H Rundell 4. M Deeath 1. BEST, Ocean Grove: K Ollis, L Ollis, R Friend. Drysdale: M Leahy, M Leahy, M Deeath.

Ocean Grove 26 V Drysdale 7 GOALS, Ocean Grove: K Mason 11, A Walker 11, R Mayor 4. Drysdale: C Rabich 4, J Preece 2, A Andrews 1. BEST, Ocean Grove: K Ferrier, A Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keefe, K Mason. Drysdale: EL Bergman, A Holloway, S Taylor.

Torquay 42 V Modewarre 34 GOALS, Torquay: A Vogels 20, A Young 12, J Warnes 10. Modewarre: S Fisher 18, AJ Logan 8, R Thompson 8. BEST, Torquay: L Berridge, G Brown, J Warnes. Modewarre: J Riddle, S Fisher, M Tournier. Queenscliff 27 V Geelong Amateur 63 GOALS, Queenscliff: T Upstill 17, L Dick 10. Geelong Amateur: N/A. BEST, Queenscliff: E Saunders, E Peart, E Fahey. Geelong Amateur: A Salter, J Gardner, S Ford. Portarlington 95 V Newcomb 12 GOALS, Portarlington: C Bull 70, J Barns 25. Newcomb: K Degoldi 4, S Vernon 4, B Jones 2, J Claridge 1, A Benjamin 1. BEST, Portarlington: C Bull, J Barns, V Sgambaro. Newcomb: J Claridge, K Degoldi, K Mcrandall. Anglesea 62 V Barwon Heads 29 GOALS, Anglesea: J Weichert 31, B Walters 21, R Trennery 10. Barwon Heads: S Rowbottom 22, S Howard 7. BEST, Anglesea: R Trennery, B Walters, B Dangerfield. Barwon Heads: N/A.

B GRADE Ocean Grove 59 V Drysdale 22 GOALS, Ocean Grove: L Bell 23, T Birch 21, M Goodger 9, R Friend 6. Drysdale: B Connally 13, B Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Dowd 8, I Crole 1. BEST, Ocean Grove: C Barrand, L Hood, T Sinnott. Drysdale: G Percy, B Connally, P Laws. Torquay 68 V Modewarre 37 GOALS, Torquay: E Moerenhout 47, S Mcdonald 11, P Lewis 10. Modewarre: AJ Logan 18, C Rogers 10, S Otto 9. BEST, Torquay: S Masek, C Mcbain, E Moerenhout. Modewarre: A Farrelly, AJ Logan, C Sutcliffe. Queenscliff 36 V Geelong Amateur 47 GOALS, Queenscliff: L Dreher 19, H Stephens 11, R McDonald 6. Geelong Amateur: J Brkic 29, C Giuffrida 14, J Kennedy 4. BEST, Queenscliff: S Dreher, S Jenson, H Stephens. Geelong Amateur: N/A. Portarlington 56 V Newcomb 25 GOALS, Portarlington: C McDowell 42, E Buckley 14. Newcomb: S Clee 16, L Williams 9. BEST, Portarlington: C McDowell, E Malone, C Elliott. Newcomb: J Thorburn, M Hart, K Funston. Anglesea 63 V Barwon Heads 33 GOALS, Anglesea: H Van Gemst 36, S Benney 20, M Galpin 7. Barwon Heads: M Adams 21, V Staehr 12. BEST, Anglesea: E Larkin, S Benney, M Galpin. Barwon Heads: G Ryan, M Adams, V Staehr.

C GRADE Ocean Grove 28 V Drysdale 29 GOALS, Ocean Grove: F Needham 16, E Bolton 12. Drysdale: K Daley 19, J Connally 10. BEST, Ocean Grove: K Collett, K Sykes, E Bolton. Drysdale: N Elliston, B Elliston, J Connally. Torquay 34 V Modewarre 19 GOALS, Torquay: S Bach 21, A Kneebone 11, C Altimari 2. Modewarre: A Dean 10, T Williams 5, S Otto 4. BEST, Torquay: A Kneebone, S Bach, S Cameron. Modewarre: A Dean, DJ Hovey, S Hampshire. Queenscliff 14 V Geelong Amateur 30 GOALS, Queenscliff: B Heard 10, R Friel 4. Geelong Amateur: L McAuley 17, S Mallett 13. BEST, Queenscliff: L Tait, P McDonald, K Peart. Geelong Amateur: C Fagan, L Harwood, S Mallett. Portarlington 22 V Newcomb 22 GOALS, Portarlington: L Ray 12, N Somers 10. Newcomb: M Mahoney 19, T Melotte 3. BEST, Portarlington: K Walker, S Maul, P Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor. Newcomb: J Melotte, J Doyle, T Melotte. Anglesea 27 V Barwon Heads 22 GOALS, Anglesea: E Sedgwick 16, S Williamson 11. Barwon Heads: T Mckibbin 15, L Frew 7. BEST, Anglesea: J Vaughan, E Sedgwick, J Lewis. Barwon Heads: M Bennett, B Roberts, M Rooth.

Torquay 13 V Modewarre 19 GOALS, Torquay: C Bigum 7, C Gangell 5, R Burns 1. Modewarre: A Davey 12, J Worthington 6, G Cameron 1. BEST, Torquay: C Bigum, R Burns, L Cole. Modewarre: A Davey, A Otto, J Carpenter. Queenscliff 13 V Geelong Amateur 38 GOALS, Queenscliff: E Holahan 7, A Coltish 6. Geelong Amateur: J Bish 18, A Kennedy 14, S Bell 6. BEST, Queenscliff: S Seraiocco, D Ristevski. Geelong Amateur: J Bish, M Cowell, S Bell. Portarlington 32 V Newcomb 12 GOALS, Portarlington: E Bylsma 13, E Dungey 13, D Baker 3, N Voigt 3. Newcomb: J French 7, S Ritchie 5. BEST, Portarlington: E Bylsma, A Taberner, E Dungey. Newcomb: G Booley, J Clee, B Masterton. Anglesea 16 V Barwon Heads 36 GOALS, Anglesea: A Van Berkel 9, M Dangerfield 6, R Caulfield 1. Barwon Heads: L Snookes 14, L Dean 12, K Babb 10. BEST, Anglesea: M Dangerfield, A Van Berkel, C Napier. Barwon Heads: L Dean, T Condon, A Skurrie.

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Ocean Grove 20 V Drysdale 25 Torquay 26 V Modewarre 11 Queenscliff 21 V Geelong Amateur 22 Portarlington 53 V Newcomb 3 Anglesea 42 V Barwon Heads 10

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