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Portarlington Primary School teacher Tim Mullen-Walsh and future school attendee Ebony McGrath, with Scruff, at one of the walking posts launched last week to encourage parents to have their children walk at least some of the way to school in a safe way. See page 4. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
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FLASH POINT Group wants lighthouse reserve option changes after emotions run high
BY REBECCA LAUNER A GROUP of Point Lonsdale residents has asked the council to delete some proposed options for the lighthouse reserve after an “intense and at times highly emotional” discussion. At its latest general meeting, the Point Lonsdale Civic Association either unanimously or almost unanimously passed five motions that called on the Borough of Queenscliffe to remove and alter options, or to return management of the reserve back to the state government if no suitable solution was reached. In motion one, the group asked the council to delete option four from further consideration as it included a level of development, which was inappropriate for the lighthouse reserve. Motion two requested option one be scrapped from further consideration as it was unrealistic, and was dangerous
to leave temporary fencing and vandalised buildings unmaintained. Motion three asked the council to add a new option, 1A, which would be similar to former option one but would require the council to remove temporary fencing, remove the TOC H buildings, undertake grass cutting and vegetation management and road, path and toilet maintenance. Similarly, in motion four, the group wanted the council to add a new option, 2A, which would be similar to option two but would not include commercial development, as well as maintaining the site as per option 1A. Improvements would include improved walking paths, picnic and barbecue facilities, signage and historical interpretation, improved access to lighthouse, ship viewing area and information, and a new toilet and shower block. Lastly, the meeting requested
that, in the event no option was satisfactory to the community and financially acceptable, council returned management of the reserve to the state government. In the lead-up to passing the motions, committee member and Lighthouse Reference Group member Merv Jaenschon provided a briefing on the Borough of Queenscliffe discussion paper and plans for community consultation regarding the options for the future of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve. According to secretary Jasper Coghlan, the discussion stirred “a period of intense and at times highly emotional discussion on the four options”. Members and other attendees raised issues and concerns, which were responded to by Queenscliffe mayor Helene Cameron and Cr Bob Merriman. Submissions to the borough on the lighthouse reserves close tomorrow.
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MAYORâ€™S COLUMN Celebrating our Volunteers On Thursday evening, the Borough of Queenscliffe hosted a special volunteer celebration as part of National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is a formal opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution that each individual provides by offering their time, skills and passion to their community. The boroughâ€™s celebration was attended by over 140 volunteers, representing all the community groups within the borough. It was my opportunity to thank the volunteers personally and I continue to be very proud of the high rate of volunteerism we all enjoy and benefit from locally. Volunteers truly are the fabric of our society and Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale would simply not be the same without them. The generosity, patience, commitment and hard work of our local volunteers are very much appreciated and form part of the incredible spirit of this community. If you are interested in volunteering locally, please refer to the community directory on the councilâ€™s website queenscliffe.vic.gov.au for organisations that have volunteer opportunities.
Mount to Mouth Arts Extravaganza This yearâ€™s M~M 24 hour extreme arts pilgrimage was an absolutely amazing experience to be a part of and I was honoured to represent our great borough. The adventure began with a traditional indigenous Wathaurong smoking ceremony on the top of the You Yangs mountain range to kick-off the 80-kilometre walk down to through the Borough of Queenscliffe, concluding at the mouth of the Barwon River.
Centre at Swan Bay. As ambassador for the borough, I lead the walk into Point Lonsdale along the beach promenade to reach station 10 on the viewing platform at the Point Lonsdale village. Station 10 at Point Lonsdale featured â€œNavigationâ€?, a sound piece created by our 2014 artists in residence Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey to coincide with the extreme arts walk event. The Navigation art installation is a soundwork in four sections, heard daily at the change of the tide and can be enjoyed until Saturday June 6. Congratulations to all the students, artists, organisers, volunteers, our neighbours in the City of Greater Geelong, visitors and locals alike for contributing to such a wonderful partnership event to showcase Geelong and the Bellarine.
Borough of Queenscliffe mayor Helene Cameron during the M~M 24 hour extreme arts pilgrimage. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
The program integrated arts, storytelling and our beautiful natural environment so participants could explore and celebrate environmental landmarks, incorporate digital experiences and acknowledge ancient traditions along the way. There were 12 resting stations across the 80 kilometres and it was very exciting to host station 9 and 10 in the Borough of Queenscliffe. On Saturday afternoon at 1pm, the canoe arrived at station 9 at the Marine and Freshwater Discovery
Just a reminder that public submissions on the future of the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserves close this tomorrow, May 16. I encourage you to become involved in the discussion, read the document, consider the options and have your say via the feedback form or online survey. These papers can be accessed via our website queenscliffe.vic.gov.au, read at the council offices or at the library.
Councilâ€™s next meeting The next Ordinary Meeting of Council will be on Wednesday 28 May, 7pm at Queenscliff Town Hall. All welcome.
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Geelong council budget brings CBD into focus BY JAMES TAYLOR CITY of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons has delivered a “community-led” budget that focuses on the Geelong CBD, jobs and maintaining community assets. The council released its draft 2014-15 budget for public discussion on Tuesday night. Rates will increase by 4.51 per cent, which Cr Lyons said was the lowest rise in the G21 region and was shaped to keep the burden on ratepayers down. Cr Lyons said Geelong’s CBD had been neglected for between 20-25 years. “Last year’s mayoral campaign and recent surveys of residents have made it very clear that the revitalisation of central Geelong is the community’s top priority, and to this end we have committed a record $7 million for city centre projects.” This figure includes $2 million for lighting in the CBD as well as other wards. Cr Lyons said the details would be put to tender but he hoped lighting would be set up in many of the key trading precincts, including Ocean Grove, Belmont and Grovedale. There will be $132 million in capital works
spending. Of the 207 projects suggested by people through the Community Concepts program, the council has 16 of them at a total cost of $1.34 million. These include stage 2 of the Leopold Community Hub, a community and visitor information centre in Portarlington and upgrading the clubrooms of the Leopold Football and Netball Club. The campaign for a pier at Clifton Springs – as reported by the Bellarine Times in February – has been recognised, with $150,000 committed towards a new T-shaped fishing pier, but the budget notes it is a project that is dependent on external funding before it can start. The budget includes funding aimed at creating new investment and new jobs, including $3.8 million to develop land for sale at the Geelong Ring Road Employment Precinct, plus allocations for the Geelong Centre for Infectious Emerging Diseases, an investment strategy for central Geelong and an overall economic development strategy to be implemented by Enterprise Geelong. Maintenance of public infrastructure has increased from $61.2 million last year to $64.4 million.
John Williams has been campaigning for a pier to be built in Clifton Springs, and the council has allocated funds towards the project. Photo: REBECCA LAUNER
Community meeting puts a light on traffic issues BY REBECCA LAUNER TRAFFIC congestion, a proposed service station, pedestrian lights and roads were the hot topics at a recent public meeting in Drysdale. About 70 concerned residents, along with Bellarine MP Lisa Neville and Liberal candidate for Bellarine Ron Nelson, attended the Drysdale Clifton Springs Community Association’s meeting on traffic management. DCSCA secretary Neil McGuinness said at the meeting the group learnt that traffic congestion in
Drysdale’s High Street and Jetty Road was a major issue and getting worse. “The proposed construction of a service station at 331-334 Jetty Road was unanimously unpopular as it will significantly worsen congestion at both the above locations, and cause several safety and environmental issues,” he said. “The pedestrian lights in High Street are considered a major contribution to congestion and the community wants a traffic study to be undertaken to investigate traffic congestion and recommend improvements.”
Mr McGuinness said a proposal to block off Coryule Road half way through the new development was also unpopular as it would increase traffic congestion in Jetty Road. “The proposal to install traffic lights where the Rail Trail crosses Jetty Road was considered a waste of money. “The community cannot understand why this would be considered a priority over other more urgent issues. Traffic lights should be installed where both the Rail Trail and the rail line cross Princess Street. “This was considered a much higher priority than
the Jetty Road crossing.” Mr McGuinness said it was also unacceptable the proposed new road, which will connect the new Jetty Road developments to the Portarlington Road, would be constructed at an unknown date in the future, when the developers considered it appropriate. “The community considers that road infrastructure should ideally be constructed before the housing, but at least at the same time,” he said. Mr McGuinness said the community considered the Drysdale Ring Road a priority, to reduce congestion and get trucks out of Drysdale High Street.
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Portarlington Primary School teacher Tim Mullen-Walsh and Ebony McGrath, with Scruff, at the walking posts launched last week. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
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Safe walking tracks mark the start of a healthy initiative BY REBECCA LAUNER THE Portarlington Primary School community is encouraging its students to walk to school by making it a fun and safe activity. Last week, the school launched its new Walk to School Markers, which are colourful starting points for clearly marked safe walking tracks of differing travel times. The markers give parents the opportunity to park their cars at a designated area before walking with their children to school.
Portarlington Primary School’s Healthy Together Team said with only a small number of children walking or riding to school on a regular basis, the school came up with the idea to create a supportive environment that encouraged and enhanced physical activity opportunities. “Strategies such as encouraging and supporting active travel to and from school, sports, recess, active classroom lessons, and before and after school activities can help the whole-of-school community to achieve their recommended daily physical activity levels, leading to better health, development
and academic performance,” the team said. “Physical activity for children and young people is recognised as essential for their optimum physical development, and for establishing behavioural habits that are crucial to life-long health and wellbeing.” The school community has registered with the City of Greater Geelong’s “Healthy Together Geelong” project to improve the health of the community where they live, learn and play. To help meet the benchmarks of the Achievement Program, the school applied for a grant from Vic Health to develop the marker project.
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Neighbourhood in need BY REBECCA LAUNER THE building the Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre occupies is so unsuitable teachers are forced to carry out classes outside. Centre assistant manager Julie Long said the lack of space meant many lessons were taught on the verandah, which meant students were exposed to extreme heat in summer and the cold during winter and staff were also forced to knock back most room rental bookings. The centre is meant to be moving to the old maternal and child health centre on John Dory Drive, which has become available since the health centre was moved to the Boorai
Centre on Shell Road. However, the facility needs upgrading, which is why Bellarine MP Lisa Neville has called on Regional and Rural Development Minister Peter Ryan to provide $500,000 to ensure the renovation can go ahead. The City of Greater Geelong has made the project a priority and committed $950,000, and the committee of management of the Neighbourhood Centre has committed $250,000. Ms Neville said earlier this year, the council made a submission to Regional Development Victoria seeking $500,000 from the state government through the Putting Locals First program.
Cash flows for Shell Road BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE long-awaited funding needed to build the Shell Road Reserve sports pavilion will come through after it was officially revealed in the federal budget announcement last night. The $3.5 million election promise made by Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson during last yearâ€™s campaign was honoured in the announcement and will fulfil the funding requirements for the project along with $2 million contributed by the City of Greater Geelong. â€œItâ€™s been a long time coming for Ocean Grove and I know the pavilion will make big a difference to the sporting lives of many in our community,â€? Ms Henderson said.
In announcing the commitment in August, Ms Henderson said she was overjoyed to bring the 20-year campaign for better facilities to an end. â€œIâ€™m literally jumping out of my skin with excitement as itâ€™s been a very difficult journey and a very long journey. Iâ€™m so delighted that it will come to an end.â€? The new pavilion is expected to attract more players and opportunities for Ocean Grove sporting clubs as well as increased interest and support from community members. Construction is under way now at the Shell Road site and Ms Henderson said she hopes the pavilion will be up and running by the start of the 2016 winter sports season. For more federal budget news, visit surfcoasttimes.com.au.
â€œThe building that the neighbourhood centre currently occupies is nowhere near the standard it should be to safely and appropriately accommodate the many people and groups throughout the year,â€? Ms Neville said. â€œCouncil has allocated the old childrenâ€™s services building to the neighbourhood centre, but the building is in desperate need of refurbishment and extending. â€œThis includes new electrical wiring, internal joinery and external drainage, and the installation of a fire hydrant. â€œThe building also needs to be extended to include additional community rooms, a kitchen and public toilet facilities.â€?
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Community ups ante against Ann Nichol sale BY REBECCA LAUNER MEMBER for Bellarine Lisa Neville says the Portarlington community is more invigorated to fight the sale of Ann Nichol House following some recent revelations. Ms Neville said concerned residents were taken aback at the weekend after reading comments made by Minister for Health and Aging David Davis that he supports the Bellarine Community Health Boardâ€™s decision to privatise the not-forprofit residential aged care facility. Ms Neville said she was also disappointed to hear BCH was threatening legal action against some individuals and organisations. â€œItâ€™s very disappointing Bellarine Community Health is condemning people when all they
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Arts walk a magical journey for HUNDREDS of people discovered the unique landscape of our region at the weekend when they took part in an adventurous arts experience. Mountain to Mouth (M~M2014) was a 24-hour extreme arts walk from the top of the You Yangs to the mouth of the Barwon River. The journey started mid afternoon on Friday at the You Yangs’ Big Rock and finished at dusk on Saturday at the mouth of the Barwon River. People walked one or more stages of the 80-kilometre pathway and along the way enjoyed music, visual arts, storytelling, sports and local produce. The route was divided into 12 stages varying in distance from three to 14 kilometres. Community ambassadors were flag bearers of the 12 municipal wards, and each stage featured a walking circle created by local artists. Water from the Big Rock waterhole in the You Yangs was carried to the mouth of the Barwon River in a symbolic canoe which was burnt on the water as part of the closing ceremony on Saturday night. Workshops were also held to create hundreds of lanterns that were part of the journey and the Closing Ceremony (with a “fire on water” theme) at dusk at the Barwon River mouth. The event reversed the course of the Mouth to Mountain contemporary songline event that saw water carried from the mouth of the Barwon River to Big Rock in the You Yangs in 2009.
Tania La Fontaine on Barwon Heads Bridge which is lined with flags.
Wadawurrung elder Uncle Bryon Powell leads a ceremony to mark the start of the walk. LEFT: One of the “spirit birds” at the beginning of the opening ceremony.
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Eliza pushes Georgia Radford for a section of the walk. Eddie Stanton leads a group of walk participants. Photos (walk and closing ceremony): MICHAEL CHAMBERS
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NATIONAL Volunteer Week is a time each year when not-for-profit organisations that rely on volunteers collectively take the time to celebrate and thank their volunteers. Meanwhile, the theme for Neighbourhood House Week this year is being, belonging, becoming - be yourself, belong to a community, become amazing. The two celebrations coincide this week from May 12 to 18. Here is what some of our Neighbourhood Houses on the Bellarine have been doing.
Abdul Samad thrives after some care and friendship ASYLUM seeker Abdul Samad has flourished since becoming a regular at the Bellarine Living and Learning Centre. Abdul Samad started visiting the Whittington centre less than a year ago to access Foodbank, when he couldn’t speak English and needed help becoming involved in Aussie life. But today, the young man is flourishing, his English has improved dramatically and he is a popular daily volunteer himself performing a variety of duties.
Dennis is well on his way to regularly dancing with joy DENNIS Jones is well on his way to realising his dream of holding regular family dances at Drysdale. A while ago, Mr Jones decided he wanted to attend dances in Drysdale rather than drive to Melbourne. For a year he tried to inspire people to come to regular dances at SpringDale and some people started to regularly attend. Then he offered to organise a family dance as part of the 100-year celebrations of the SpringDale Hall and more than 80 people came to that event. Mr Jones has continued to hold quarterly dances that have attracted enough people to break even or almost. But he wants to see the community support his dream of regular family dances. So, to support this dream he decided to ask Bendigo Bank for a grant to help fund a sound system for the SpringDale Hall and start up his own band to play at the dances. Mr Jones was successful in receiving the grant
with little help and he has inspired more than 30 people to volunteer and play in the SpringDale Open Dance Band. The band has also played on Australia Day and at the Bunyip Festival, both local events within the community For more information, phone coordinator Anne Brackley on 5253 1960.
Dennis Jones, right, wants to see the community support his dream of regular family dances.
After meeting Abdul Samad, BLLC discovered, through an interpreter, that he and around 60 others were asylum seekers who had been relocated from detention centres to Geelong (many have now moved on to Melbourne). BLLC volunteers rallied and after determining their needs, and government imposed limitations, set up English classes twice a week, additional food and material goods availability and general assistance as needs arose.
Abdul Samad has flourished under the attention and friendship of BLLC’s volunteers and he tells them their friendship has helped relieve his depression and homesickness. BLLC’s volunteers and staff have become more supportive and knowledgeable about asylum seekers and their reasons for fleeing their countries and the issues of resettling in Australia. For more information, phone Julie George on 5248 1213.
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Improvement works ramp up in St Leonards BELLARINE Bayside is planning to give the St Leonards boat ramp a facelift. During winter, workers will upgrade the boat ramp area to improve traffic flow and parking, while also providing safe access for users of the coastal trail in that area. Bellarine Bayside chief executive officer Kevin Craig said the St Leonards boat ramp was one of the most popular ramps on the Bellarine Peninsula and the project would help ensure it operated efficiently during summer when up to 400 vessels could be launched in a day. The works include resurfacing the car park, formalising the car/trailer parking, improving traffic
management and flow, upgrading the coastal trail and improving pedestrian and cycle connectivity through the area. Prior to construction, a stakeholder workshop will be held to discuss the project and gain feedback. The project is funded by the state government’s boating safety and facilities program and Bellarine Bayside, through revenue generated from our local holiday parks. For more information on the project and the community workshop, call Julia Stanley on 5254 4010 or email email@example.com. au.
During winter, workers will upgrade the boat ramp area to improve traffic flow and parking.
HAVE YOUR SAY WE ARE REVIEWING OUR GENERAL LOCAL LAW 2005 The City of Greater Geelong is reviewing its General Local Law 2005. Members of the community are invited to express their views at any of three open public forums or online. Local laws are made by Council for benefit of the community. The objectives of the General Local Law 2005 are to provide for the peace, order and good government of the district, promote a physical and social environment free of hazards to health and to prevent and suppress nuisances which may affect the enjoyment of life and/or the health and safety or persons or the environment. They also include offences, penalties and permits. WHAT IS, OR MIGHT BE, INCLUDED IN THE LOCAL LAW? • numbers of pets allowed
• use of parks and reserves
• cleaning up after dogs
• camping on public and private land
• footpath trading and outdoor dining
• control of private fireworks
• the service and consumption of alcohol on footpaths and reserves
• dilapidated buildings and unsightly land • use of nature strips.
• smoking in public places WE ARE SEEKING YOUR OPINION AND SUGGESTIONS Are our local laws working? Are they too restrictive? Do we have too many? Or do we need any new local laws? Come along to one of the public forums:
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Monday 19 May 2014
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Friday 23 May 2014
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GEELONG’S BIGGEST COLES Coles will unveil its largest supermarket in Geelong when the first stage of the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre expansion is launched on Wednesday May 21
An artist’s impression of the first stage of the Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre expansion, which will be launched on Wednesday May 21.
BY JAMES TAYLOR THE new Waurn Ponds supermarket will include a number of innovative features including kitchenware, babywear and a party supplies section, while also bringing fashion to the grocery aisles with a new selection of clothing and accessories from the MIX Apparel range. Coles Waurn Ponds will also include an array of fresh food including an on-site bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables on ice and on-site butchers. The new superstore will introduce 3,500 new product lines, 500 of which are new to Coles stores. With more than 26,000 products in total, Coles
Coles state general manager Michael Mackenzie said Coles was delighted to be investing in Geelong and had great confidence in the long-term future of the region. Waurn Ponds promises locals one of the vastest product ranges in Australia. The expansion has been undertaken as part of a joint venture between Australian Unity Real Estate Investment (AUREI) and Coles Group Property Developments. Coles state general manager Michael Mackenzie said Coles was delighted to be investing in Geelong
and had great confidence in the long-term future of the region. “We’ve created an offer for our customers which is designed to make shopping easy and we’re confident Geelong residents will enjoy the many features of the new store.
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Kmart gets ready to welcome customers Waurn Ponds residents and the greater Geelong community will have a new shopping destination in less than a week, as Kmart team members are putting the finishing touches on the store located in the new section of the expanded Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre. BY JAMES TAYLOR Team members are looking forward to welcoming customers to opening day from 8am on
Wednesday, May 21. Shelves are busily being stocked with merchandise from a number of categories including apparel (for men, women and
children); toys; health and beauty; homewares; stationery; and sporting goods, to name a few. Kmart Waurn Ponds store manager Chris Mason said
Images of the inside of a new Kmart store. Customers will note Kmart Waurn Ponds has similar, if slightly different, design elements when it opens next week.
everything was on track for opening day and they were ahead of schedule. “The 5,112 square metre store is bright and vibrant with colourful graphics and wide aisles to make navigating around the store easy. “We’re excited to be opening in the new part of the centre to give customers a greater variety when shopping for everyday items. “I’m so proud of our team that has been working incredibly hard to make the store
look so impressive. “We have more than 135 team members and the majority live locally and have been on the journey with us since day one. “In the coming weeks we will be developing relationships with key community groups and will announce the local charities we will support.” Stage one of the expansion includes the opening of Kmart, Coles and specialty retail while Stage two, scheduled for August, includes a specialty store mall,
including more fashion retailers. On opening day, there will be entertainment and giveaways on offer throughout the centre. At Kmart, families can enjoy cupcakes from opening at 8am, a balloonist from 10am-1pm and face painting from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, as well as giveaways, gift bags and balloons. The fun continues on May 24 with a special appearance by the Amazing Spiderman from 10am1pm and more giveaways and entertainment.
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Coles Waurn Ponds store manager Glenn Rayner said he was looking forward to unveiling the new store and welcoming local shoppers to experience the modern look and feel of the store.
“This store is the first of four new stores which will open in the Geelong region over the next two years as part of Coles’ $130 million investment in the area.” Coles Waurn Ponds store manager Glenn Rayner said he was looking forward to unveiling the new store and welcoming local shoppers to experience the modern look and feel of the store. “We are really excited to be a part of the new wave of modern Coles stores launching throughout the country and our newly-expanded team is looking forward to showcasing the fantastic concepts we have in-store.
“Our aim is to provide fantastic customer service in a new modern store and it’s fantastic that we can give the local economy a jobs boost at the same time. The new superstore looks incredible and we cannot wait to see the smiles on our loyal customers’ faces when they walk into the store.” The extensive range of food will also include locally-produced products, such as Coles Finest sausages produced by Farm Foods in Geelong; lettuce, cauliflower and broccoli grown by Fresh Select at Werribee, Bacchus Marsh mushrooms and Great Ocean Road cheese produced by Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory.
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Protect humanity and compassion Dear Editor, I wish to respond to Ray Page (“No mention of illegal”, Letters, May 1). Ray, what crime exactly have these people committed to make them illegal and which queue is it that they have jumped? And would you not spend every last cent you had and take any risk to save your family if their lives were at certain risk? The UN Refugee Convention specifically acknowledges that those fleeing persecution and or war sometimes must travel through irregular or non-official ways and may not always have proper documentation. Returning people seeking our protection back in to the hands of the very people from whom they are seeking protection – as we have done with thousands of Sri Lankan asylum seekers – is illegal as we have a legal obligation not to return anyone to a situation where they might face torture and or wrongful detention. The indefinite detention of people without charge is illegal. More than 1,000 people have been on Manus for 18 months, yet not a single person has had their refugee claims processed and not a single person has been resettled. It is not illegal to seek asylum – it is a basic human right. If you are facing political or religious persecution, you have a right to travel to another country and seek protection any which way you can. The government may appear to be stopping boats but it is certainly not saving lives. It’s not our borders that need protecting, Ray, it’s our humanity and lost compassion.
boat arrivals. I suggest the term refugee and asylum seeker are much the same as both are seeking to escape from a war-torn country or persecution within the country of origin. However, people who use the services of people smugglers have been arriving via Indonesia, which does not fit this definition, many with no identification and most people understand that these people are not seeking asylum or are refugees, they are predominately men and children seeking a better life, but pay people smugglers to bypass the queue. Australia supports the UN Refugee Convention which outlines the process for countries to accept genuine refugees or asylum seekers, and in fact Australia accepts thousands of these people every year who have the correct paper work and wait their turn. What has been occurring over the past six years, due to Labor Party policy supported by the Greens, is people have been bypassing the accepted process and coming here illegally, preventing genuine refugees their chance. I note Jan outlines the costs involved, which is substantial. I am sure, like me, Jan is pleased that the federal government has now decided to close detention centres in Australia as the boats have stopped, so the costs to the taxpayer will be significantly reduced. Also, the current federal policy on illegal boat arrivals will provide opportunities for genuine refugees and asylum seekers to be welcomed here. We can only hope that the current policy is not changed in the future and we return to the days of drownings and taxpayer funds used to support the illegal trade of people. Ray Page Torquay
have known Sue. I’ll be surprised if this is your only reply to this letter. I am sorry for Joanne. She obviously does not know Sue O’Shanassy personally. “Millions of dollars”? “Hypercritical”? “Selling out”? Let’s all be careful with our opinions and conclusions of people that we don’t know very well. Let’s instead get involved in constructive discussion and debate in our community about sustainable development. Instead of assuming facts, leading into conclusions to suit our purpose or making personal attacks, let’s instead encourage the actual fact that we have community members like Sue that donate their time and energy to organisations like 3228 Residents Association. Melissa O’Shanassy Jan Juc
Apology to John Fendyk Dear Editor, Regarding my letter “Ann Nichol sale against the community’s wishes” (Letters, April 10) and its mention of Bellarine Community Health chief executive officer John Fendyk. I write to apologise to Mr Fendyk for any distress or harm I may have caused him in my letter to the editor published on these pages on April 10, 2014. I withdraw any personal comment I made in regard to Mr Fendyk. Andrew Morgan Mont Albert North
Beach dogs cause reflection
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Another page in the debate Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Jan Hale (“The debate continues”, Letters, May 8) regarding illegal
Dear Editor, Regarding Joanne Wilson’s disappointing letter (“No faith in association”, May 8). I have known Sue for 15 years, we’re related by marriage. This is half the time most Torquay locals
Dear Editor, The letter from David Fredericks (“Dogs don’t dominate”, May 8) gave my wife and I cause to reflect. We are both dog lovers, but abhor the disregard many dog-owners display for their fellow citizens. Sadly, it is far from rare to see uncontrolled dogs on our beaches during the restricted hours during the summer months. And I am yet to see a council officer
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on the beach policing the regulations. Perhaps it is time for some formal complaints to council about this apparent failure. Mr Fredericks’ arrogance in implying that “‘if you don’t like the problem, move on”, is not uncommon these days. As a society, we are the poorer for this. I suggest to Mr Fredericks that law-abiding and community-minded citizens have a right, and I would argue an obligation, to object to the behaviour of those who disregard the law and the well-being of their fellow citizens. To defend bad behaviour by dog-owners by pointing out the anecdotal benefits of dog-ownership is as specious as defending drink-drivers by highlighting the social utility of motor cars.
after one meeting (which is an important community issue), yet remain silent as do the CFA on this siren issue in our area. SAFE want common sense to prevail and the siren to be used in conjunction with the other system, so our community members can remain alert and safe in dangerous situations.
Could you imagine a statue prominently placed in Torquay of say China Gilbert standing in front of a sixteen-foot board would look to people coming to Torquay for the first time? Terry Lyons Torquay
The statue of Duke Kahanamoku in Hawaii.
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China Gilbert in bronze Dear Editor, Well said David Fredericks regarding dogs on the beach (“Dogs don’t dominate”, Letters, May 8). David for prime minister I say. Robyn Maggs Ocean Grove
SAFE want a siren Dear Editor, Congratulations to the community of Lorne and the CFA for co-operating together for not just having a “siren” as an extra warning signal in case of severe flood, fire etc but this siren is being “sound tested” once per month for 20 seconds at Brigade practise at 7.15pm on Tuesday night. The Siren Alert for Everyone (SAFE) group representing Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven and Moggs Creek has been campaigning for this system to be introduced into our severe fire prone area for years but to no avail. The Surf Coast Shire can support the call for a review into the Alcoa mine operation in Anglesea
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Dear Editor, In reply to recent articles in the Surf Coast Times about Torquay being the home of surfing in Australia. While most people in Torquay would think that rebranding Torquay as the home of surfing would have many benefits, I’m sure there would be surfers on the Gold Coast and in Sydney etc, who may disagree with this terminology. In principle, I think the idea has merit, especially as many surf companies call Torquay home and the Rip Curl Bells Beach pro event is known worldwide. What I think would really make Torquay stand out as the home of Australian surfing would be a series of statues similar to that which could be found at the MCG (Sir Donald Bradman, Ron Barassi, Dennis Lillee etc). In Hawaii there is such a statue commemorating Duke Kahanamoku as a surfing pioneer. Each year thousands of people take photos of these statues. I would suggest a series of Australian surfing heroes to be placed in Torquay that would immediately identify Torquay as a surf town. Statues of former Bells champions like Michael Peterson, Mark Richards or even this year’s champion Mike Fanning, or of former surfers such as China Gilbert, would be a good place to start and could be added to as time goes by.
Dear Editor, With the United Nations’ International Day of Families held today (May 15), it’s timely to remember the thousands of families across Australia torn apart by violence every year. Sadly, family violence is common and too many women and children still suffer at the hands of men. The mental health impact on those affected is huge. Recently, we’ve seen a groundswell of public outrage when high profile, tragic cases of family violence make the news. But there are still many people who are still prepared to excuse, trivialise or stand silent in the face of behaviour that’s abusive or harmful to women and their children. This is unacceptable. We all have a responsibility to work towards a society where violence is never excused and where perpetrators of violence are held accountable for their actions by everyone in the community. Later this year, VicHealth will release the most comprehensive research on community attitudes to violence against women and gender inequality ever undertaken in Australia. This will give us a clearer understanding of where the problem areas in our society are and what we must do to change damaging attitudes. It’s time to continue these frank and open discussions and to decide, as a community, what we can do to create lasting change for our daughters, mothers and sisters and imagine a future for them – and their children – that is violence free. Jerril Rechter VicHealth chief executive officer
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Horses on nature strips Dear Editor, Who has right of way? A car driving or backing out of its driveway or horses being galloped along nature strips outside residential properties? This practice of horses being galloped on nature strips is totally irresponsible and could cause serious damage/injury to drivers, children, horses and cars, or worse. V.W. Drysdale
Road to Zero campaign Dear Editor, The state government should be commended for its new Road to Zero campaign which aims to cut the road toll, but RACV believes that this campaign needs to be backed by greater investment in improving the safety and quality of our state’s roads to be truly effective. While improving road user behaviour, which is the focus of Road to Zero, is a critical component of lowering the road toll, the campaign is ignoring how the standard of road design, construction and maintenance affects the safety of all motorists, bike riders and pedestrians. In regional Victoria, which continues to be disproportionately represented in the road toll, RACV’s Australian Road Assessment Program (which evaluates the safety performance of roads) has shown that many of the busiest sections of the road highway network are missing many basic and proven safety features. These include rumble strips on the edge of roads, sealed shoulders and wire rope safety barriers. Work is also needed on improving road maintenance, with potholes, poor line marking and worn surfaces presenting major safety hazards on roads across the state. Victoria’s success in driving down our road toll from more than 1000 deaths in 1970 to 242 last year
was a result of action from the community, changes in behaviour from drivers and improvements to vehicle safety and road design. Road to Zero, with its focus on improving road user behaviour and also increasing police enforcement, is a welcome start. But to successfully continue to cut the toll, RACV believes that the government needs to deliver much needed safety improvements to our state’s road network as an integral part of the campaign.
Brian Negus RACV general manager public policy
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Reflecting on a local coalmine Dear Editor, The Surf Coast. What a stunning environment in which to live and to raise families. Breathtaking coastal scenery, the wonderful Great Otway National Park, and boundless opportunities to recreate and enjoy. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the one impediment to a healthy lifestyle here were to close down and to be reinvented for the 21st century. Alcoa is closing its Point Henry plant and has put the Anglesea coal mine and power plant on the market, an offer to a company anywhere in the world to continue to dig up the coal and to burn it. Alcoa is leaving. Imagine a lifestyle here without 35 million kg/ year of sulphur-dioxide raining down upon us, a known respiratory-system damaging and cancerinducing chemical. Reflect on a world where climate change could be slowed by converting to renewable energy. It is possible. Let’s take this window of opportunity to say loudly to our politicians that our health is not worth the price of coal mining. Surf Coast Air Action is driving a campaign for clean air and to create jobs in eco-tourism. Our survey is showing overwhelming support for the “Shut it Down” campaign.
Have your say at Powercor’s Geelong electricity forum Local electricity distributor Powercor will hold a community information forum on Wednesday 28 May in Geelong. Business and residential customers, together with our stakeholders, are invited to attend and learn more about Powercor’s work to maintain electricity supply reliability in Geelong and surrounding areas. CEO Tim Rourke will discuss future directions and priorities and how Powercor is investing to deliver world class services. You can also find out about major infrastructure projects in your community, safety and bushfire management, solar connections and how to register for customer service notifications. You are encouraged to have your say on how Powercor is planning to meet your electricity needs over the coming years. WHERE:
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MAV slaps Labor’s council rates cap BY JAMES TAYLOR COUNCILS across the Geelong region are considering rate increases as they release their draft budgets, but a proposal by the Victorian Opposition to cap rates has been heavily criticised by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). Earlier this month, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said a reelected Labor state government would force councils to limit rate increases to the same level as the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Councils that wished to raise rates above CPI could appeal to the Essential Services Commission. Mr Andrews said under Labor, councils would have to detail where every dollar would be spent. “The days of ratepayers footing the bill for Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonators are over. “This policy also sends a clear message that we expect councils to keep their rates in line with CPI, any increases above this must provide a clear benefit to ratepayers.” However, MAV president Cr Bill McArthur said it was a “shortsighted policy to gain voters” and would “wreak long-term
community pain for all Victorians”. “Daniel Andrews has effectively endorsed a failed Kennett reform that has hurt ratepayers for two decades and been a key factor in successive rate rises to address crumbling community infrastructure. “Voters thought Kennett’s rate rise restrictions in the early 1990s were a great idea until they felt the consequences of this reform. “There is strong evidence that it severely damaged the development and liveability of all Victorian communities. “Rate rise restrictions leave councils with two main choices – reduce services relied on by communities or reduce capital spending to maintain assets. National studies continue to show the quality of New South Wales local infrastructure is lower than other states, primarily as a consequence of years of rate capping.” Cr McArthur said that if Mr Andrews seriously believed that council budgets and spending – “already the most transparent of any level of government in this country” – deserved greater restraint then he should also promise an equal playing field for state budgets and taxes.
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THE Surf Coast Times and Bellarine Times has five double passes to giveaway to the 38th Historic Winton, at the Winton Motor Raceway, Benalla. The event is Australia’s largest and most popular all-historic motor race meeting and presents a weekend of non-stop racing featuring over 400 historic racing cars and motorbikes from the 1920s to the 1980s. Historic Winton highlights include: • Shannons Classic Car Park featuring car and bike club displays • Spectator access to the Competition Paddock with fabulous old racing machines on open display • Bubble Cars, Indian Motorbikes
and Penrite AGP Aussie Specials • If you have a classic or specialinterest car or bike, join the spectator car park either day • Classic Car Show - veteran and vintage, sports and classics, hot rods and customs, street machines, motorbikes • Historic Commercial Vehicles • Historic Motor Bike display featuring side car outfits. Email your name, phone number and what your favourite car is to firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win a double pass. Winners will be notified by midday Thursday May 22, and will have to be able to collect their tickets from the office, 95 Beach Road, Torquay.
New ambo station progressing well CONSTRUCTION of a new ambulance station at Leopold has begun and is progressing well. Ambulance Victoria group manager of Barwon Terry Marshall said he expected workers would finish the station, which is located next to Caltex on the Bellarine Highway, in the second half of the year. “One of the branch’s unique features is that it is a warehouse-style facility, which provides flexibility for further expansion,” Mr Marshall said. “It also allows staff and emergency response vehicles to be parked
undercover, with ability to hold extra vehicles for adhoc community events such as cycling and Surf Coast events. “The branch will also include study and training facilities for paramedics.” Mr Marshall said Ambulance Victoria started operating new ambulance crews in the Geelong area in December 2013 and these crews would be based at Leopold when construction was finished. “We are very much looking forward to having a permanent presence in the Leopold area as soon as possible for the benefit of the community,” he said.
Caldwell to play at Commonwealth Games BY TIFFANY PILCHER FORMER Anglesea netballer Tegan Caldwell is preparing to make her international debut after being chosen for the Australian Commonwealth Games team. She will represent Australia at the games to be held in Glasgow in July. The Melbourne Vixens goal attack has been an Australian Diamonds squad member since 2012 and said she was determined to put her best foot forward during the three match play trials. “I knew that if I played well they (selectors) would have to consider me at least, that was my aim, go out and play really well and leave it up to them. “It was a good result in the end, I’m super excited and really looking forward to the experience and being out there with the girls.”
Caldwell, 25, first took up netball at the age of 7 with the Anglesea Football Netball Club under the guidance of her netball-mad parents. She said that’s where she discovered her love of the game before going on to play for Geelong and the VNL All Stars teams. “Living in a small town, we all went to Anglesea Primary School and played either football or netball on the weekend – it’s just what we all did and we loved it,” she said. “I was lucky that my parents were my trainers and they really encouraged me, they’ve played a big part in getting me to where I am today.” Goal attack Tegan Caldwell in action during a Melbourne Vixens match. The former Anglesea netballer has been selected to play for the Commonwealth Games squad in Glasgow this July.
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Security blanket warms Geelong commuters BY JAMES TAYLOR TRAVELLERS at Geelong Railway Station now have an extra layer of security with Protective Services Officers (PSOs) taking to the platform for the first time last week. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells visited PSOs at Geelong rail station during their induction on May 6 to announce Geelong was the third of four regional stations to receive PSOs. “Today’s announcement is a major investment in community safety for Geelong and part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s commitment to building a better and safer Victoria,” Mr Wells said. “A total of 701 PSOs have now been deployed
across 114 stations, patrolling from 6pm until after the last train every night. “PSOs have been welcomed by Melbourne rail commuters, and the Coalition government is proud to deliver on our commitment to deploy PSOs to one of Victoria’s major regional centres. “PSOs are an important part of the Coalition government’s effort to target crime, violence and anti-social behaviour. “Their presence will keep commuters safe by patrolling the train platform, car parks and surrounds to prevent property damage, and alcohol and transport related crime.” He said the Coalition government would recruit and deploy 940 PSOs to suburban rail stations and major regional centres by November, as part of a $212 million investment.
“The Coalition government recently announced another significant investment in community safety, providing $13.5 million for the rollout of tasers to all 24-hour police stations across regional Victoria, including Geelong.” South Barwon MP Andrew Katos welcomed the announcement. “People who use trains have told us that they welcome the rollout of PSOs at rail stations,” he said. “Their presence helps to reduce crime on our rail stations and also increases perceptions of safety for Victorians who might otherwise avoid train travel at night. “I am pleased that commuters who use the busy Geelong rail station will now feel safer knowing Some of the PSOs who are now on duty in the evenings at Geelong railway station. they are protected by PSOs.”
Landcare celebrates 25th birthday with grants
Schools, preschools and youth groups can apply for grants of up to $1,000 from Landcare.
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LANDCARE Australia is celebrating its 25th year across the nation by giving a boost to its popular Junior Landcare program, with the launch of 25 grants of up to $1,000. Another 25 grants to the same value are up for grabs for Landcare groups to hold events and activities that will help grow the grassroots movement. Schools, preschools and youth groups can apply for the Planting the Future Junior Landcare Grants, which are being offered for any project that falls under the banner of Landcare, including school gardens, recycling or sustainability projects, with the aim of fostering and encouraging the next generation of Landcarers. Landcare Week Grow Grants are available for Landcare groups to help increase volunteer participation, with the focus being on assisting
community groups with events to be held in September – when Landcare is launched as a national initiative. Landcare Australia chief executive officer Tessa Jakszewicz said Junior Landcare was encouraging young people to understand more about where food comes from and to play an active role in improving their environment, while the Landcare Week Grow Grants focused on expanding Landcare for all Australians. “As we celebrate 25 years of Landcare nationally, it’s fantastic to be able to offer this funding boost to groups and schools across the country. “It is through the generosity of supporters through our popular Workplace Giving program, that we are in a position to offer this funding, and I very much look forward to seeing the variety of projects
undertaken as a result. “At Landcare Australia, we recognise the importance of supporting Junior Landcare to help ensure the future of the Landcare movement. “Many great programs are organised by schools and youth groups on a daily basis across the nation and provide a great framework for learning in outdoor ‘living classrooms’. “I’m also delighted that we can help 25 community volunteer groups with their Landcare Week events, and hope that through the Landcare Week Grow Grants, many people who haven’t been involved in Landcare before will give it a shot.” Applications for both grants programs close on June 13. For more information, head to landcareonline.com.au/25years.
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Parrots crest horizon in quest for survival BY HAMISH BROOKS A RECENT sighting of a captive-bred orangebellied parrot in Anglesea is among a number of factors raising excitement for this weekend’s Bellarine survey of the endangered species. “Blue L Silver” (named for the indentifying bands attached to her left and right legs) was last seen at the breeding ground in Melaleuca, Tasmania, on April 15, before being sighted near Anglesea, between April 29 and May 2. The parrot, which was released at Melaleuca in November last year with 24 others, made it the 580-kilometre across Bass Strait (with a brief stopover on King Island) in two weeks. She was the first captive-bred OBP seen on the mainland in 2014, but up to four sightings of other captive-bred OBPs have been reported since. Looking forward to this weekend’s OBP survey on the Bellarine Peninsula, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) biodiversity officer Rachel Pritchard said she was especially interested in news of the visiting captivebred parrots released last year. “Our volunteers will be helping us to search for these birds so we can learn about how captive-bred birds migrate, and what they do during their first winter in the wild.” Ms Pritchard said the last four years had seen an increased breeding success rate for the parrot in the wild, which, in addition to the recent release, had seen their numbers increase. “For quite a while I’ve been saying each year that fewer than 50 birds have been migrating from Tasmania. This is the first year I can say more than 50 have done so.” The survey on May 17 and 18 is the first of three annual OBP counts that are a nationally coordinated search for the birds in Victoria, north west Tasmania and south east South Australia.
IN BRIEF Market your event on a shoestring budget Colac Otway Shire Council is providing a free two-hour workshop on June 10 at COPACC for event organisers and community groups wanting to learn about cost effective marketing strategies. Provincial Wisdom managing director Penny Whitehead will discuss how to market events on a shoestring budget. Participants will learn more about accessing external funding sources, managing public relations, using social media/ websites and preparing marketing material. Workshops begin at 3.45pm and 6.30pm. To register, phone 5232 9400. Registration is essential as places are limited. Attendance is capped at three participants per event/ community group.
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A male orange-bellied parrot. Photo: CHRIS TZAROS
Bellarine Peninsula orange-bellied parrot regional coordinator Craig Morley said he was excited more of the critically endangered parrots could be found on the Bellarine Peninsula. “Volunteers often spend a long time searching wetlands and saltmarshes in wintery conditions, and only the lucky few will find an orange-bellied parrot.”
To get involved in the May, July or September winter counts, or for more information on the orange-bellied parrot, visit birdlife.org.au/projects, call 136 186, or email email@example.com. The wild OBP population stands at about 70, with 329 parrots in a captivebreeding program.
Councils can now access grants of up to $25,000 to combat graffiti in local neighbourhoods as part of the state government’s graffiti grants program. The grants are open to councils to partner with local organisations such as schools, community and residents groups; and local police, retailers and trader associations, to come up with local solutions to tackle graffiti. This might include design features such as murals, education and information programs, and graffiti removal projects. Polwarth MP Terry Mulder encouraged councils to think about graffiti solutions that would improve the visual amenity of neighbourhoods and increase community confidence in the safety of public places. Applications close on June 20. To apply and for more information, visit crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/graffitigrants.
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Lorne hospital celebrates volunteer week LORNE Community Hospital said “Thanks a million” as it celebrated the work of its volunteers, as part of National Volunteers Week this week. Celebrations got underway at the hospital to acknowledge their 28 volunteers with a morning tea at Otway Health in Apollo Bay. This was a fantastic opportunity for volunteers to share their stories and hospital staff to formally thank volunteers for the compassionate work that they do for the hospital and its patients. Joy Dwyer, volunteer coordinator at Lorne Community Hospital said the volunteering program was upgraded in 2009 with a grant from “Count us In”. “We have a fantastic group of people with a diverse range of skills and life experience who offer their time and services to the hospital. “Their contribution greatly enhances the personal care we can provide to patients and the local community.” Ms Dwyer said the hospital’s volunteers undertake a broad set of roles including: administrative tasks,
gardening, assisting with the aged care residents, providing music and singing for the residents, massage, pet therapy, driving the community bus, taking community members to appointments out of Lorne and much more. Volunteering Australia estimates that more than 6 million people volunteer annually in Australia. Lorne Community Hospital chief executive officer Kate Gillan said many people chose to volunteer at the hospital after being a patient there or having had a loved one attend the hospital as a patient. “In a small community such as Lorne, we are so grateful for the large number of volunteers that assist our rural hospital. “Our volunteers are energetic, passionate and caring. It’s heart-warming that they wish to ‘give back’ to help others and, of course, we are immensely grateful that they do.” If you are interested in volunteering at the Lorne Community Hospital, visit lornecommunityhospital.com.au or contact Joy Dywer on 5289 4315 or for more information. Lorne Community Hospital volunteer Paki Henry and his beloved dog Henry.
Let’s travel and talk in Geelong MasterChef to again visit the region BY JAMES TAYLOR BY JAMES TAYLOR TOURISM Australia managing director John O’Sullivan and much sought-after international speaker Anna Pollock have been announced as speakers at the inaugural Victorian Tourism Conference, which will be held in Geelong on July 14-15. This comes as great news for the event’s organisers, the Victorian Tourism Industry Council, and the more than 200 attendees expected to be at the conference. Ms Pollock is founder of Conscious Travel, a new approach to organising tourism as an alternative model to mass industrial tourism, and has 40 years’ experience as a consultant, strategist, speaker, and change agent. Described as an irrepressibly curious “renaissance woman”, her strength derives from an ability to dig beneath surface trends to find and make sense of the real drivers of change combined with a creative capacity to develop innovative responses. Mr O’Sullivan joined Tourism Australia in January from Fox Sports where he was
employed as chief operating officer. He previously held executive positions with Events Queensland (chief executive from 2010 to 2012), and Football Federation Australia (chief commercial officer from 2004 to 2010) as well as the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee, the 1995 Rugby World Cup and 1994 World Masters Games. Some of the other speakers at the conference include: • Lachlan Smirl, Deloitte’s national leader for tourism, hospitality and leisure • Dr Jason Fox from Motivation Strategy and Design • Expermedia founder Trevor Young • Carillo Gantner AO, philanthropist and chair of the Melbourne International Arts Festival • Dr J Patrick Greene OBE from Melbourne Museum, and • Bendigo Art Gallery director Karen Quinlan. The conference is expected to contribute more than $134,000 to the region’s economy. For tickets and more information, head to victourismconference.com.au.
THE Great Ocean Road and the Otway region will feature in season 6 of TV series MasterChef Australia, which began last week. The MasterChef Australia kitchen has fired up at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds and will feature some of Victoria’s and Australia’s favourite chefs such as Darren Purchese, Frank Camorra and Maggie Beer, along with international superstar Marco Pierre White, who will mentor contestants in some of the best Victorian restaurants and iconic locations. The final 24 contestants this year include former Anglesea resident Sam Gant. The show provides a platform to showcase Melbourne and Victoria’s regions, fresh produce, chefs and culinary credentials, strengthening Victoria’s position as Australia’s leading culinary state. Key Melbourne foodie icons including St Kilda and Queen Victoria Night Markets will be featured as off-site challenges in this series, together with selected locations such as the Great Ocean Road and Otway region. Last season, contestants undertook a
MasterClass under the supervision of guest chef Aaron Turner at Barwon Heads restaurant At The Heads, with filming taking place inside and on the beach. MasterChef Australia executive producer Margaret Bashfield said the program had been spoilt for choice when selecting top quality Victorian chefs for the MasterChef kitchen, excellent restaurants and well-known locations. Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher welcomed the return of MasterChef, and said it was set to boost the profile of the state’s food and wine offerings and, importantly, encourage visitation to Melbourne and regional Victoria. “Programs such as MasterChef Australia reinforce Melbourne’s credentials as a worldclass food and wine destination to audiences both nationally and internationally.” National audience viewership for season 5 of MasterChef Australia was strong, and international broadcasting of the 2013 series provided global exposure in key markets for Victoria including New Zealand, India, UK, Netherlands, Asia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark and the Middle East.
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Workshop to unveil Barwon Heads habitat quality BY TIFFANY PILCHER A COLLECTION of environmental groups are coming together in Barwon Heads to host a workshop on measuring the quality of local habitats on May 24, and there will be pizza. Barwon Heads Sustainability Group, Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden, Ocean Grove Coastcare and Friends of the Bluff members will lead the Mapping Plants, Making Pizza workshop to be held at the Barwon Heads Community Arts Garden from 3pm to 6pm. The event will be the first of its kind for the Bellarine and the participating groups will demonstrate how to use a Habitat Quality Assessment Tool to measure the habitat values of your property or any other piece of land you wish to measure. Anthony Mangelsdorf of the Barwon Heads Sustainability Group said the measurements will provide the basis for a new study of habitats in the area. “We will aggregate all the data collected, and use this to begin to map the overall habitat values in Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove. “This will form an important part of our new ‘Stories and Numbers’ project which aims to gather an annual snapshot of Barwon Heads, through the collection of stories and numbers, across a range of areas such as energy, waste, biodiversity and water.” There will also be delicious pizza’s available, made in the garden’s own woodfired oven. RSVP is requested for catering purposes, to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants at a Villawood Properties’ Armstrong occasion enjoy a shot at the bullseye. Similar activities will be on offer at their Estuary development this weekend.
Estuary set to kick goals with brand-new sporting fields VILLAWOOD Properties’ Estuary community at Leopold will celebrate the opening of its brand-new sporting fields with an exciting community event. Families are invited to visit Estuary this Sunday for a “sports festival” where kids can try their hand at a range of different sports and skills including AFL, cricket, netball, rugby, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee. The community will also be treated to a junior exhibition football match played by the Leopold Football Club, as well as entertainment from Michael Stangel, cover band Trojan, appearances by Geelong Football Club mascot Half Cat, plus a barbecue and plenty of exciting giveaways. Commencing with an official ribbon-cutting
ceremony by Villawood Properties’ executive director Rory Costelloe and local councillor Rod McDonald, the event will run between 12pm and 3pm. Mr Costelloe said it was events like this that really brought the community together. “We’re excited about the possibilities these new ovals bring to Estuary and we’re encouraging kids to have a go at different sports,” Mr Costelloe said. “Leopold has a fantastic range of local sporting organisations available for our residents, so this is a good chance to showcase them as well. “We’re hoping that we might even be able to get a new soccer club up-and-running that will eventually call the new oval at Estuary home.
Mr Costelloe said Villawood held a community event over Christmas, which everybody loved and really got involved with. “We’re trying to build on and continue to deliver free events that our residents and the wider community enjoy,” he said. “We have various other community groups from Leopold supporting the event, such as the local CFA, which is fantastic. “It’s shaping up to be a really great day for all.” Villawood will also launch two new land releases on the day. The sports festival is on Sunday May 18. For more information contact the sales centre on 1300 737 598 or visit estuaryleopold.com.au/events.
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Experts lead the conversation at Geelong College LAST Tuesday at Geelong College, students, staff, parents and the wider community faced up to some confronting gender based issues including the over-sexualisation of our society with guest speakers Melinda Tankard Reist and Heath Black. Ms Tankard-Reist, a Canberra-based writer, speaker and commentator with a special interest in issues affecting women and girls, spoke about the need to raise awareness and respond to the over-sexualisation of children in the contemporary media environment. Melinda challenged female Year 10, 11 and 12 students to be aware of how the media sets them up to be dissatisfied with their bodies in order to
“sell” an image which is both unrealistic and highly sexualised. She spoke about how pervasive the media can be, and especially disturbing was her research around how girls at an increasingly younger age were inappropriately encouraged to see themselves in sexual terms. “Some of what Melinda said and showed us made me really angry,” Gracie, a Year 12 student, said. “It makes me worry about the impact the media and adult industries will have on our relationships and the families of the future, but at least we are aware and can speak out.” Former AFL star Heath Black spoke to male Year 10, 11 and 12 students about the
impact of some very poor choices on his career and personal relationships, shared his battle with alcohol and mental illness and the devastating effects on him but and those around him. “We heard about Heath’s personal experiences and they really hit home,” Luke, a Year 11 student, said. “Working with him on being a good mate and not being complacent or a bystander when something is happening that is wrong was really valuable and I think we all learned or faced up to a lot.” Feedback from the sessions was overwhelmingly positive and Geelong College will build on this with gender specific groups through their Triple R social and emotional learning program.
Melinda Tankard Reist speaks at Geelong College.
Holistic education options with Steiner School WOULD you like your child to be schooled in a genuinely nurturing environment? Freshwater Creek Steiner School (FWCSS) is an independent school offering playgroups, kinder programs and primary school grades on a beautiful Freshwater creek.docx rural campus. The school is located just 15 minutes from PIC freshwater creek Geelong and 10 minutes from Torquay, along Anglesea Road. CAPTION Bounded by a thriving wetland and farmland, the Freshwater Creek Steiner School pupils perform for their parents. children’s learning and play is enriched by the world of nature. HEADER Steiner education is a holistic, health-giving child education. It is nurturing and balances cognitive, socio-emotional and physical development (thinking, feeling and willing) so each child’s unique qualities may come to greater fulfilment. The curriculum is designed to engage the interests Freshwater Creek Steiner School pupils perform for their parents. and abilities of the growing child in playgroups and
kindergarten through guided creative play and in primary school through the imaginative and artistic presentation of material by the class teacher. FWCSS aims to provide a creative education of the highest quality, supporting the children to develop clarity of thinking, sensitivity of feeling and strength of will. FWCSS graduating grade six children enter mainstream high schools with all the necessary academic knowledge and skill they need to excel. In addition to this, they have a deep appreciation of, and ability in, music and art. They can creatively approach an issue from many different angles. Come along to one of FWCSS’s open days and see why Steiner education is the fastest growing independent education movement in the world. For further information please visit fwcss.com.au or contact the school on 5264 5077.
You may not know the following things about Surf Coast Secondary College:
x We are excited to have commenced the 2014 school year in our $24 million state-of-the-art facilies on White Street in Torquay. We currently boast one of the most enviable learning environments in one of the most beauful areas in Australia;
x All students are equipped with a personal learning device - iPads for all Year 7 – 9 students and a choice of device at Years 10-12;
x On oﬀer is a comprehensive VCE and VCAL program comprising more than 20 separate subjects all taught on site, allowing every student to pursue their selected terary and vocaonal pathway;
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Extraordinary breadth at Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12 College
Former Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12 College student Catherine Brooks speaks at the Anzac Day service in Lorne. Photo: LISA ROBINSON
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We have a comprehensive sports program that has produced an extraordinary number of female and male individual and team champions, in sports including surfing, football, athletics and netball. The school also has a successful sister school relationship with MSA Muhammadiyah 2 Surabaya Indonesia, with visits each way by students and staff in alternating years. For more information on Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12, call 5289 1585.
accelerated learning opportunities, school-based apprenticeships, art exhibitions and student lead school productions. The school offers a “Breakfast Club” three times a week proudly sponsored by local community groups. With the opening of the new Vet Hospitality kitchen the students have access to Cafalicious cafe for a light lunch each Wednesday that has been prepared by the VET Hospitality students as part of their course.
teacher through those years. At senior levels, students have the opportunity to take on a wide range of courses, including university pre-requisite subjects. With the high level of attention and care offered to each student at each level, the college continually achieves excellent VCE and VCAL results. Students at the college have access to the latest learning technology, band and instrumental programs, specialist maths programs,
FOR a small school, the breadth of the educational opportunities for students at Lorne Aireys Inlet P-12 College is extraordinary. That diversity is matched by its built environment: from the original nineteenth-century bluestone building that you see from the road, to the recently opened state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Our college draws students from as far away as Anglesea, Bellbrae, Birregurra, Torquay, Deans Marsh, Kennett River and Wye River. Students are attracted by our values of mutual respect for each other, plus the qualities we aim to nurture in every student: persistence, confidence, organisation and getting along. The transition into Year 7 is seamless, of course, for students from the college’s primary campuses. But a very smooth transition also awaits Grade 6 students from other schools, as they have one teacher for about a third of all their classes while studying integrated studies as their core teaching in years 7 and 8. Year 7 and 8 students take part in integrated study and inquiry-based learning programs that give students a voice in the topics they study. In years 9 and 10, the students can take advantage of the college’s advanced program, and take part in adventure, leadership and community programs. This year we offer, with the assistance of the Bogong Outdoor Education Centre, a Future Leaders program. The Year 9 students go to Mount Beauty for two weeks in term four, undertaking a leadership and environmental program with a five-day hike as part of the adventure. Teacher-student relationships, in particular, are close, and with a number of classes at s enior levels being in single figures, individual attention at that crucial stage is even greater. Students who need extra help, or a greater challenge to extend their abilities, are well served. There is much scope for year 10 and 11 students to take classes at higher levels, frequently with the same subject
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Christian College cultivates integrity, compassion and social responsibility CHRISTIAN College consists of four campuses throughout the Geelong region, from Pre-Kinder to Year 12, with expansion expected in the near future through a Surf Coast Campus (Pre-Kinder to Year 7) proposed to commence in 2017. A Christian College education strives to develop the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional capacity of students, and to enable them, through example and positive mentoring to become fine citizens with integrity, compassion and social responsibility. Christian College cultivates an atmosphere of care and concern for each student’s character growth and wellbeing, within a value system and set of priorities derived from the Christian faith. Honesty, integrity, compassion, respect and tolerance underpin the expectations of all interaction within the college program. Through our Christian values, we guide the students to have empathy and real-life experiences actively assisting the community beyond the walls of the college. Solid foundations in literacy and numeracy are laid at the junior schools through the early years structure. This leads on to the engaging and innovative middle schools program where students study core subjects of English, mathematics, science, humanities, Christian education, physical education, health, information communication technology, music, sport, Japanese and Indonesian. In addition students are offered a wide range of elective studies to develop new skills and interests before making choices for their
future tertiary studies and careers. We at Christian College are very proud to offer a balanced range of opportunities across all
campuses, including VCE, VCE VET and VCAL at our senior school. Christian College develops an environment
to cater for all students and help them find their individual gifts and strengths that will assist them in their ability to build capacity to learn.
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Shape your future and go one better at Oberon OBERON High School is a Year 7-12, singlecampus school, situated in Belmont, Geelong. The school attracts strong community support, catering for students in Geelong, Torquay, Jan Juc, Aireys Inlet, Anglesea, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Winchelsea, Modewarre, Moriac and Bambra. Positive relationships exist with neighbourhood feeder primary schools, particularly through our transition and middle yearsâ€™ programs. Our three day orientation program is highly valued by future Year 7 students and their parents. To assist with the transition to secondary school, our â€œsignificantâ€? teacher and home groups specifically cater for our Year 7 students and provides an opportunity to develop positive relationships. Students in Year 7 and 8 complete a wide selection of Art and Technology subjects and we offer three languages: Japanese, Indonesian and German. A vertical curriculum for years 10 to 12 allows students to design a learning plan to suit their individual needs and abilities. In years 11 and 12, the school offers units in line with the requirements of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Advanced Learning (VCAL). Year 12 students participate in a formalised study skills program, which includes motivational guest speakers such as the VCE English Chief Examiner along with supportive study groups of specific VCE subjects. The school provides access to extensive Vocational Education Training (VET) programs for students who wish to enhance their work and industry competencies. In 2014, more than 65 Oberon students are enrolled in VET programs and School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs). Oberon has a strong commitment to career education and pathway planning assisting them beyond secondary school. Individual counselling sessions ensure students receive advice and support on subject selection and career choices. Oberon is proud of the extensive range of
Year 7 students enjoy their first week at Oberon High School.
extracurricular opportunities we offer our students. These include camps, overseas trips, music and drama performances, mathematics and science competitions, author visits, chess competitions, debating and public speaking. We have been recognised state-wide for our success in a range of sports. In 2013, Oberon High School had many students who progressed through regional competitions to be state finalists in individual and team sports. All members of the school are valued, respected and catered for as individuals and every student is encouraged and supported to do their best. At Oberon High School we take great pride
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in our school and are committed to continuous improvement for every child. In 2013, Oberon High School was the best performing state secondary school in Geelong, the School Dux obtained an ATAR score of 98.1, 6 per cent of students with an ATAR score above 90, 20 per cent of students with an ATAR score above 80, 32 per cent of students with an ATAR score above 70, the median study score of 29.3 placed the school above state average. Students not only achieve academic excellence, but also develop their talents and gain confidence through participating in a range of enrichment activities.
A Year 7 Enhancement Program was introduced in 2014. Aimed at academically capable students it further extends literary, numeracy and thinking skills during years 7 to 9 to enhance opportunity for greater success at VCE. For parents who missed the information session for the 2015 Enhancement Program, please contact Scott McDonald on 5243 4444 to discuss the program or alternatively check our website at oberonhs.vic.edu.au for information and an application form We look forward to any prospective families contacting the school. Tours during school times are always available. Phone 5243 4444 to make an appointment time.
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National parks walk into restorative funding BY JAMES TAYLOR THE state government says it will restore visitor assets in Victoria’s world-class national parks with a $13.35 million investment in this year’s state budget. Premier Denis Napthine, who announced the funding earlier this month, said the money would go towards upgrading park assets such as walking tracks, boardwalks, roads, bridges and picnic tables. “As well as ($3 million towards) the Grampians, the $13.35 million investment in national parks will help Victorians get even more enjoyment out of other iconic Victorian holiday destinations, including Wilsons Promontory, the Otways along the Great Ocean Road and the Dandenongs.”
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said Victoria was extremely lucky to have these magnificent natural visitor hotspots on our doorstep and the state government was making sure they remained world-class destinations. “This announcement builds on the Coalition government’s plans to help more Victorians get out and enjoy the great environmental assets we have in our state. “I am proud of this latest commitment that will help preserve our landscapes and build better facilities at our most iconic visitor and tourist parks. “The Coalition government is committed to building a better Victoria by enabling Victoria’s regional economies to unlock tourism opportunities, The state budget includes $13.35 million for better facilities in Victoria’s national parks, including the Great build regional and rural economies and drive jobs.” Otway National Park.
VRFish applauds budget’s boating investments BY JAMES TAYLOR THE peak body for Victoria’s recreational fishers has welcomed the commitment from the state government for additional investment in recreational boating infrastructure announced in the 2014/15 state budget. VRFish chairman Russell Conway congratulated the state government and Minister for Ports David Hodgett for increasing the annual investment in recreational boating infrastructure
to $8 million. He said it recognised the more than $2.3 billion contributed by recreational fishing to the Victorian economy each year. “Improved boating infrastructure and better fishing access go hand in hand.” The state government is also investing $10.3 million for local ports maintenance and $3.4 million to upgrade and replace marine pollution response equipment. This is significant because it means that the $3 million increase to the annual Boating Safety
and Facilities Program funding will be able to be applied to increasing and improving the capacity of boat launching facilities, which serve 98 per cent of registered recreational boat owners. “This announcement is the result of constructive, sustained and informed discussions between VRFish and government on how to ensure investment in Victoria’s recreational fisheries and infrastructure provide lasting community benefits,” Mr Conway said.
VRFish said it was also encouraged with the intent shown by Mr Hodgett and the working group on recreational boating facilities, which was working towards a better delivery model to address the significant gap between boat launching capacity and demand at peak times. The organisation will soon release its election wish list on infrastructure and other fishing-related initiatives that aim to achieve continued growth for Victoria’s 720,000 recreational fishers.
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Ocean Grove woman rallies to raise awareness of domestic violence BY REBECCA LAUNER JODI Dunell is not content to stand by as fellow Geelong and Bellarine women face the fear of domestic violence. So the Ocean Grove woman has rallied her local fitness group, JUMPT Personal Training and Development, to pull on their joggers and walk from Queenscliff to Drysdale to raise money for a Geelong based women’s service called Zena. Ms Dunell said the walk signified being able to “walk away” and have the strength of mind and body to keep on walking. “Many women simply feel there is nowhere to go and so stay in abusive relationships. We want them to know they are not alone and that there is a safe, understanding place for them if they need to flee.” Zena Women’s Services (ZWS) Inc is based in the Geelong area and provides information and support to women and their dependent children living in Geelong and on the Bellarine Peninsula, who have experienced domestic/family violence. The service also provides access to high security refuge accommodation to women assessed as being at high risk of further harm. Zena is run by women
solely for women and their children who have experienced, are experiencing or escaping domestic/ family violence. They receive 200 calls every month, with 40 of those engaging Zena’s services, and on average there are five cases every week that require intensive help, which may even include crisis accommodation outside of the Geelong area. Zena’s support service manager Clare said often the greatest victims of domestic violence were children, who often had to flee their home with little more than the clothes they are wearing. “While everyone agrees that children need to be protected, very few services are funded to offer support to children affected by violence. While this service is not well funded... our child support worker is the voice children need to express their fears, concerns and wishes.” The funds raised by Jumpt will go towards food vouchers, petrol, new mobile phones and phone credit and supporting children affected by violence. Anyone can join the challenge and join the walk from Queenscliff to Drysdale, but if you are unable to walk you can still help and support the cause by donating directly to Ms Dunell’s fundraising by calling her directly on 0416 266 607.
JUMPT Personal Training and Development will pull on their joggers and walk from Queenscliff to Drysdale to raise money for Geelong based women’s service Zena.
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Soft option trial at Colac saleyards BY DEAN WEBSTER COLAC Livestock Selling Centre has started a trial of woodchip flooring in its first seven pens, following the completion of a roof over the facility. The trial will run for at least six months, and seek to determine the cost and benefits of wood chips compared to the existing rubber flooring used at the centre. Colac Otway Shireâ€™s infrastructure and services general manager Phil Corluka said that like rubber, woodchips were softer on animalsâ€™ hooves and lifted animal welfare standards at the centre. â€œWe will be monitoring how often the woodchips need to be aerated, topped up and replaced, and also the cost of disposing of them,â€? Mr Corluka said. â€œThese factors will be compared against the relative costs of maintaining the rubber flooring, and also the benefits the woodchips have offered saleyards users.â€? Colac Otway Shire is also looking to rename the saleyards when it officially launches the facilityâ€™s new $1.5 million roof. Acting chief executive officer Jack Green said the roof represented a significant investment by council to the regionâ€™s primary producers. â€œAgriculture is one of our shireâ€™s main economic drivers and itâ€™s vital that we have a premier saleyard facility to draw further trade to the region,â€? Mr Green said. â€œIt is much more comfortable for buyers, agents and sellers, and is focused on animal welfare.â€? The council, in partnership with the Colac Stock Agentâ€™s Association and the Saleyard Advisory Committee will officially launch the roof on August 1. In the build up to that launch, the council is
calling for suggested names to be submitted on what the facility should be called. â€œWe want the saleyards to be rebranded in a way that establishes it as the premier selling centre in the Western District,â€? Mr Green said. â€œWe also acknowledge the involvement of key local stakeholders, and we would like to include our community in helping to name the centre.â€? Colac Stock Agent Association president Terry Dove said that they were positioning themselves for the future. â€œRenaming the saleyards marks an exciting opportunity for all of our industry,â€? Mr Dove said. â€œI urge everyone with an interest in the livestock industry game to submit the name they think will have the most impact.â€? Submission forms will be available at the livestock selling centre and the deadline for all submissions is July 11, after which a selection committee representing council and the industry will choose the future name.
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Udderly useful: dairy business workshop comes to Camperdown BY DEAN WEBSTER
Colac Otway Shireâ€™s Adam Lehmann under the new $1.5 million roof.
WESTERN Victorian dairy farmers, or those eyeing a career in the dairy industry, are invited to attend a business workshop on Tuesday June 3 in Camperdown, run by The Centre for the Study of Rural Australia at Marcus Oldham College. The workshop, to be facilitated by respected dairy industry consultant John Mulvany, is targeted at young dairy farmers, dairy farm employees or sharefarmers, and will step participants through the physical and financial issues related to growing a successful dairy business. It will also include tips from the team at Marcus Oldham Collegeâ€™s EntruBIZ program on how to develop entrepreneurial skills and how to adapt and capitalise on change.
Centre for the Study of Rural Australia at Marcus Oldham College director Dr Yasmin Chalmers said that everyone had the capacity to develop the entrepreneur within and opportunity certainly abounded in the dairy industry. â€œThis workshop will provide practical advice for dairy farmers and those wishing to capitalise on opportunities in the industry, and will span dairy farming systems, how to monitor progress and performance, identifying pathways of growth and more.â€? Maximising Profit and Minimising Risk workshop takes place on June 3 from 10.30amâ€“3pm (lunch included) at the Camperdown Golf Club, Lake Bullen Merri Road, Camperdown. Cost is $30 per person, for bookings phone 5243 3533 or email email@example.com. edu.au.
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Geelong livestock market report BY DEAN WEBSTER THE yarding of 270 cattle saw values for young cattle and bullocks firm with the top price realising $1,084 or 200 cents per kilogram for bullocks sold on account of J. Viggers of Lara. Due to a mild autumn with ample feed, many farmers were holding off taking their stock to market resulting in a reduced yarding of 270 cattle compared to 390 at the last yarding. Even though the yarding was down, the quality was up due to good autumn growth which allowed the
cattle to be presented in good order. Winchelsea farmer Bart Lauricella from “Canowindra” had a couple of pens of Angus steers sired by Murdeduke bulls that were sold by HF Richardson for a good result. His young vealers ranged from 437 to 450 kilograms and made $1.80 per kilogram yielding $810.00 for the tops of the pen. Bart said they had been in a good paddock with very little need to feed them due to the mild season they have been experiencing,
which has provided good pasture growth. Livestock agent Will Richardson said that top quality steers were firm with cows 20 cents cheaper and vealers also firm. Young steers to 570 kilograms made $2 per kilogram achieving $1,140 and cows selling to $971.50. All classes of veal firmed on last sales rates: Steer veal (milk) selling to 180 cents per kilogram Steer veal (grass) selling to 196 cents per kilogram Heifer veal (milk) selling to 183 cents per kilogram Heifer veal (grass) selling to 189 cents per kilogram The yarding of 1,748 sheep and lambs saw values for sheep remain firm and quality lambs firm to $5 dearer. Best prime lambs sold to $162 for a draft of 46 lambs sold on account of A.H. Jensz of Balliang . Other quotations: Two Tooth - $115.00 Cross Bred Wethers - $130.00 Cross Bred Ewes - $109.00 Merino Ewes - $88.00
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YOUNG CATTLE (Steers) R.F.B. Kelly 558 175.0 YOUNG CATTLE (Heifers) Hovey & Hoskin 495 170.0 I. Wood 490 167.0 PMC Park 455 165.0 COWS P. & E. Wells Sherhill J. & J. McDonald R.W. Perry P. Cleary S. Borg
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VEALERS (Steers) C. & J. Wood 318 M. & B. Lauricella 450 G.F.Vanstan 320 P. & N. Alexander 405 D. Foster 325 M. Kyprios 295 R. Wylie 330 C. Hutchinson 320 P. & G. Russell 315
196.0 grass 180.0 grass 180.0 milk 177.0 grass 176.0 grass 176.0 milk 165.0 grass 165.0 milk 165.0 grass
VEALERS (Heifers) C. & J. Wood 311 J. & J. Tustin 284 T. Southern 335 M. Kyprios 315 W. Griggsby 275
189.0 grass 183.0 milk 176.0 grass 176.0 milk 170.0 milk
PRIME LAMBS A.H. Jensz A. & J. Jensz P. Caddy E.P. & A.K. Grigg Burnbrae A.J. & S.L. Ryan J.A. & D.L. Gugger R. Riley L.T. Rowe J. Spalding
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CROSSBRED WETHERS D. Kondraten 14 130.00 CROSSBRED EWES M. Kyprios 12 Hadley Rille 37 J.E. & D.M. Beggs 18
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Tails are wagging Villawood Properties supports blooming great program for the Million Paws Walk GRAB your walking shoes and prepare your pooches – registrations are still open to join the RSPCA Million Paws Walk at the Eastern Gardens Circuit in Geelong at 9am on Sunday. The 2014 walk will be bigger and better than ever before with 16 event sites across Victoria, where thousands of people and their beloved dogs will walk to fight animal cruelty. It is set to be a fantastic day for the family and their pets in Geelong including pet advice, pet care displays, pet dog competitions, demonstrations, barbecue, an appearance by Cats
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mascot Half-Cat, local performers, kids zone, dog grooming and lots of prizes and giveaways. “It’s a special social day out for our four legged friend’s while bringing the Geelong Community together,” Geelong Million Paws Walk coordinator Ebony McCarthy said. Human and four-legged fashionistas looking for something fab to wear on the day can also support the Million Paws Walk by purchasing something from the 2014 range of merchandise for people and dogs either online or at the event. The RSPCA Victoria is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation and provides shelter, care and veterinary treatment to animals that are lost, abandoned or rescued by our Inspectorate. The society does everything it can to give each animal a second chance at happiness. Every dollar that is raised at the 2014 Million Paws Walk will make a big difference and will help RSPCA Victoria to raise funds towards its target of $482,000 to support animals in need. Whatever the age, size, breed or ability, all dogs are welcome for a fantastic day out. Even those without pooches are welcome to join in the fun. Head to millionpawswalk.com.au/ Victoria.htm to register.
Geelong Lutheran College students and staff assembling their new kitchen garden.
BY DEAN WEBSTER VILLAWOOD Properties kicked off its community grants program at Armstrong for 2014 earlier this month with the sponsorship of a number of local organisations and sporting clubs. The groups received funds to boost their activities in the growing Armstrong community. Villawood Properties executive director Rory Costelloe said the program, now in its third year, was one of the developer’s most important initiatives. “These groups are the essence of our community and we want to do everything we can to assist in their continued growth, as the region grows
too,” Mr Costelloe said. “We’re going to have a number of kids with a broad range of interests grow up here at Armstrong, and we want them to have access to as many great community groups as possible. “We’re particularly excited to support Geelong Lutheran College and its brand-new involvement in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. “This program will see the school deliver regular kitchen and garden classes, enabling skills-based learning that extends across the entire school curriculum.” Geelong Lutheran College teacher and program project manager Kym Kingston said that the support from
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BY TIFFANY PILCHER WILD adventures and genius innovation will take centre stage in Torquay when Last Paradise comes to the big screen at Surf World Museum on Friday and Saturday night. The film is an inspiring and thought-provoking mix of science and extreme adventure travel that has been a lifetime in the making. In the remote wilderness, when necessity was the mother of invention, a maverick bunch of kids began experimenting with something that would change the world of adventure travel. In stunning original footage spanning 45 years, experience first-hand the adventures of early adrenalin seekers and join them on the roads less travelled to discover just how the world used to be and the science of restoring it. Filmed over four decades by Clive Neeson and a crew of extreme adventure pioneers, the original and breathtaking footage has been expertly restored by Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings technical team. The group shot much of the footage in the 60s and 70s while on a global quest for an adventure paradise. Through this unique original footage, a series of stories emerge with a relevance that connects to audiences, young and old.
In the end, their global search brings them home to Australia, the “Last Paradise”. Neeson said his passion for Australia’s perilous outdoors and the intensity of pushing himself to extremes began as a young child. “We captured on film the pioneering of extreme sports, that is, those which engage the wilderness and push the limits with the forces of nature. “It began with my mother, who was raised in an orphanage and escaped it all to become a wildlife cinematographer in Africa during the 1950s. “My parents raised four boys remotely and we all became addicted to that daily brush with danger. “I began filming at the age of 15 with a broken camera that I bought in a pawn shop because as a kid, I was driven by the dream of
wh w h this film would be.” what L Last Paradise weaves in issues of energy ddev development, deforestation, species loss and uurb urbanisation, but it’s all hidden under the bonnet of a eexhilarating cinema experience. an N Neeson has called it “his life’s work”. “ wanted to use the world’s biggest adventure “I sttor ory to address the world’s biggest issues – in story thhis sense the film is an open letter to a generation this innhe inheriting a world vastly different to the one I and my ffriends grew up in. my “We cannot see where we are going unless we see where we’ve been, and only original footage can
give us that experience.” The film is critically acclaimed and has won of a string of international awards including Most Popular Film at the New Zealand Film Festival, Best of BANFF in Canada and The Ambassador of Green Award at XDance USA. Last Paradise will be screened at Surf World Museum, Beach Road Torquay on Friday May 16 and Saturday May 17 at 7pm. The screening will be followed by question and answer sessions with physicist-come-filmmaker, Clive Neeson. To view the trailer and book tickets, visit lastparadisefilm.com.
LEFT: The official movie poster. RIGHT: A big wave surfing still from the film, shot in Western Australia. INSET: Filmmaker Clive Neeson’s homemade waterproof camera equipment which was used to shoot in-water scenes.
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Happy days for Bellarine book launch BY TIFFANY PILCHER OCEAN Grove author Heather Gallagher has teamed up with Barwon Heads illustrator Liz McGrath for her second children’s book, Happy Pants. With an important message about post-natal depression (PND), which affects on in seven Australian mothers, and beautiful imagery, Happy Pants is not just another picture book. The story is about a little boy who adores his Mummy, but when she comes home
with his baby brother, she seems to have become a different person. The boy feels betrayed and confused, and sets about trying to make Mummy better. Ms Gallagher suffered PND following the births of her daughters, now aged 9 and 12. The depression became a catalyst for her to act and she founded Parents Overcoming Depression with Support (PODS), and went on to become a children’s writer. “With Happy Pants I wanted to let kids know that
while they can’t make Mummy better, things will improve with time and love,” she said. “There will come a day when Mum can put on her happy pants again!” Specialising in projects that deliver health and community messages to parents and children, Ms McGrath was the perfect collaborator for Happy Pants. Barwon Heads mum and Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson attended the book’s recent launch at Ocean Grove’s Boorai Centre.
“It is wonderful to see a local woman brave enough to share her experiences for the benefit of others,” she said. “Happy Pants is not only a beautiful story but pays tribute to the many mothers who overcome postnatal depression.” Ms Gallagher and Ms McGrath will be appearing at bookgrove, 1/73 The Terrace, Ocean Grove on Wednesday May 21 to launch Happy Pants. Bookings are essential, to book, call 5255 5973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corangamite MP Sarah Henderson, with author Heather Gallagher and illustrator Liz McGrath at a recent launch of their book Happy Pants. Ms Gallagher and Ms McGrath will also be launching the book at bookgrove on Wednesday.
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Hit after hit at Carrigg’s next gig BY TIFFANY PILCHER ONE OF THE Bellarine’s favourite musicians will recreate the biggest hits from the 60s to today at his show at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club on Saturday night. James Carrgg grew up in Ocean Grove and has been performing professionally for eight years. He’s known for performing a wide range of covers from Johnny Cash and the Beach Boys, to Vance Joy, Jack Johnson, Paul Kelly, Crowded House, INXS and The Killers. “I like to think that I can perform at a 21st birthday one night and a 50th the next,” he said. “I don’t stick to one genre at all; a good song is a good song!”
With a full playlist of everyone’s favourite songs, combined with his strong ability on the acoustic guitar, smooth vocals and an ability to play to his audience, Carrigg’s shows are always hits. “The absolute best part of my job is the energy of having a whole room of people dancing and having ball. “I want my audiences to come to my gigs, lose their inhibitions and dance like dorks! “I want my audiences to sing along to the songs they grew up with and the songs they love now.” James Carrigg will perform at the Ocean Grove Bowling Club’s Members Lounge Bistro, 18 The Terrace, on Saturday May 17 from 7.30pm. Bookings are recommended, to book, call 5255 1540.
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Amherst Pyrenees “Daisy Hill” Shiraz Cabernet 2012 ($16) I happen to be reading a great book about our Gold Rush history at the moment and I came across a mention of where gold was first “officially” discovered in Victoria, that being up in the Pyrenees region, more specifically on Daisy Hill, which reminded me of a wine I had recently come across from that very area. The Amherst “Daisy Hill” vineyard is planted over the old goldfield but these days, there’s a different gold to be found in the rich Pyrenees soils with the reds from up there tending to show a fantastically distinct dark/plummy fruit profile, with grippy, edgey tannins and a lick of pepper ‘n spice that make for a ripping combination with those sort of wintry meat driven comfort meals we start to crave as the weather turns grey and cold. Of course, I rang home immediately and pleaded for a meat pie for dinner and patiently counted down the afternoon hours. Of course, it was a hit
Woods Crampton Barossa Shiraz 2013 ($18) Super value! Whoa, delicious right from the word go. Label designer Aaron Woods and marketer Nicholas Crampton have created a very stylish, modern take on Barossa Shiraz here that’s very fruit driven and fresh in a drink me now kind of way. There’s exotic spice and black/blood plum fruits on display, but it’s the overall supple, slippery textural feel on the palate that ultimately takes the points. I love the premise behind this label – cool fermentation, cold soaked for five days at eight degrees in small open top fermenters, hand plunged and then matured in small and large oak barrels – a mix of new (30 per cent) and old for nine months, then bottled without fining and minimal filtration and sulphur. To the uninitiated, this probably sounds like a lot of old winemakers technical guff but all this does is emphasise and amplify that these wines sourced from some old low yielding, dry grown Barossa vines are aiming to achieve just the right balance between elegance, expression and minimal intervention, a mile away stylistically from the over ripened heroes of the Barossa of yore, and all at a more than affordable price. They’ve done a great job with this one.
Bleeding Heart McLaren Vale/ Riverland Shiraz 2012 ($12 or 2 for $20) Sourced from the same stable that brings us the astonishing value from overseas labels like the Tezona and Elefante Spanish wines, the Madame Coco NV Brut and Parnasse wines from France, plus the aforementioned Woods Crompton Shiraz, this wine is obviously stunning value with equally eye catching packaging to boot. At this price point, it’s all about the upfront, juicy, lip smacking dark red fruit rich flavours leading the charge, not overly complex granted but surprisingly more so than you’d expect. It certainly delivers what we all want – great flavour and value with a capital V!
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Guitar school goes with the flow Local festivals fire up again BY TIFFANY PILCHER
A NEW Torquay guitar school is teaching children and adults about how to master the art of guitar playing and giving them the keys to unlock the language of music. Waves Guitar School is run by Chris Hay, who has more than 12 years of
Torquay’s Chris Hay is offering tailored guitar lessons for all ages through Waves Guitar School.
experience in the music industry. He completed an advanced diploma of music performance (jazz) in 2009 and comes equipped with years of collaborative and performance experience with local and Melbourne musicians. “I love teaching all different kinds of people and sharing the gift of music,” he said. “My students don’t just learn how to play guitar, but also how to read and understand the language of music, which is such a valuable ability to have.” Mr Hay has a unique style of teaching that allows each student to develop their own style, at their own pace. “I tailor my lessons to each student, some people learn faster and some prefer to go slower and some are completely different all together. “I don’t teach according to one restrictive method so every student gets the lesson that helps them learn in the way that is most suited to them.” Lessons are $45 for one hour or $30 for 40 minutes and are available to people of all ages and levels of experience in electric and acoustic guitar. For more information or a free introductory guitar lesson, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0428 846 650, or visit the Chris’s website at wavesguitar.com.au.
BY TIFFANY PILCHER AS THE days grow cooler and shorter, it’s time to start looking forward to the golden days of summer festival season again. First on the calendar is Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) in November, but they’re kicking things off early with their Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser on June 14. The event will provide a sneak peek at some of this year’s festival acts as well as some standout acts from last year while raising funds for the next crop of grant recipients. The first two acts to be announced for QMF 2014 are hugely successful sibling rockers Stonefield and 11-piece Bollywood-inspired party starters, The Bombay Royale.
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Stonefield are one of the first acts to be announced for the 2014 Queenscliff Music Festival. They will also perform with a host of other exciting acts at the QMF Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser in June.
Both will be playing at the Emerging Artist Grant Fundraiser alongside allgirl, 25-piece, nu-soul group and 2013 grant recipients The Sweethearts, and Yirrmal and the Yolngu Boys, who were one of the most groundbreaking acts of the 2013 festival. The Emerging Artist Grant aims to kickstart the careers of local musicians and is based on artistic merit and potential for sustainability beyond the funding period – there is no age limit. Artists can apply for the grant at qmf.net.au/emerging-artist-grant, or for further enquiries, contact the QMF
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Curtain rises on Torquay dancer’s career BY TIFFANY PILCHER A YOUNG Torquay dancer is about to make the leap to the professional stage when he stars in the Vertical Shadows Dance Company’s new contemporary show this month. Joshua Hunt, 11, attends Bellbrae Primary School and has been studying dance at Infinite Dance Studios in Belmont since the age of 6. He was awarded the role after auditioning two years ago and this Friday the curtain will rise on his first performance of The White Prince alongside former principal dancer of The Australian Ballet Damien Welch and former senior artist of The Australian Ballet Marc Cassidy. His mother, Regina Hunt said this will be Joshua’s first professional role and he is thrilled, having loved dancing since he first stepped into a ballet slipper. “He recently attended the ‘Boys Day’ at The Australian Ballet in Melbourne and loved his experience there, watching the best male ballet dancers from the Australian Ballet and being taught by them. “He has been passionate about dancing for more than half of his life! “He started learning everything from jazz and tap to hip hop, ballet, contemporary and acrobatics, and quickly developed into a serious dancer.”
Vertical Shadows artistic director Stephen Agisilaou said Joshua had an amazing understanding of movement for someone his age. “Most young dancers are used to doing ‘step touch’ and only worrying about where their hands and feet are. “Although he had never done anything like what we gave him, his ability to allow his body to move was wonderful, and not just that but he also wasn't afraid to perform. “Performing wasn't an afterthought f or him, it was a instinctual thing that can’t be taught.” Mr Agisilaou said he continues to delve deeper into his complex character as rehearsals progress. “Josh is so switched on and any notes and character progression we give to him he then applies right away. “This is not an easy show nor is the music, the music is not in counts of eight or obvious phrases and he has such an ear for timing.” The White Prince will be showing at The Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne from May 16 to 24. For tickets and more information, visit verticalshadows.com. Torquay youngster Joshua Hunt in rehearsals, with former Australian Ballet principal dancer Damien Welch, for his professional debut in The White Prince.
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Zahra Newman, Fayssal Bazzi, Greg Stone, Robert Menzies & Eryn Jean Norvill are starring in the hilarious comedy, The Government Inspector. Photo: PIA JOHNSON
A CHAOTIC comedy of errors is coming to Geelong, with The Government Inspector opening at GPAC on May 22. Hot on the heels of sell-out, critically acclaimed seasons in Melbourne and Sydney, the play is directed by Simon Stone, who also directed the recent hit production of Death of a Salesman starring Colin Friels. Based loosely on the Nikolai Gogol play of the same name, in this new amalgam, just weeks out from opening night, an ensemble of actors is presented with the script for a play they were never supposed to perform. To save the day, a star director is shipped in from St Petersburg, but is he really who he seems?
In a hilarious madcap mash-up that deconstructs Gogol’s original, The Government Inspector will have you questioning where reality ends and theatricality begins. Mr Stone said he was thrilled to finally be directing the play and with a cast of such high calibre. “I’ve been looking for the opportunity to direct The Government Inspector for a long time, so I’m incredibly excited that we now are able to take this show on with such a talented group of individuals attached,” Stone said. The Government Inspector will be in The Playhouse at GPAC from May 22 to 24. Tickets range from $25 to $69 each and flexible season packages are also still available. Book tickets at the GPAC box office or by calling 5225 1200, or go online to gpac.org.au.
Melodaires celebrate a decade of song BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Melodaires have been bringing the joy of song to the Bellarine for 10 years and to celebrate, they’re presenting a new show for 2014. On April 29, 2004, five performers presented a show in Ocean Grove, and from this small beginning a new group was formed and became known as the Melodaires. Today, the 11-strong group is under the
direction of Alan Wilson and Lizzie Coyne is the musical director. Kevin “Simmo” Simmonds joined the group in 2008 as the percussionist and Norma Addison, David Golightly, Leona Jones, John McCarthy, Val McInerney and Adrienne Richardson lend their talents to the group. They are managed by Lorraine Wilson and wardrobe coordinator Lana Zanoni creates spectacular costumes for the various items. The Melodaires are in-demand entertainers who
regularly perform for seniors groups, garden clubs, Probus, retirement villages and at functions. For their latest show, Melodies That Never Leave Us, Mr Wilson has chosen classic songs from Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Al Jolson and more. “They are songs the group loves to sing for audiences to enjoy,” Melodaire Norma Addison said. The Melodaires’ Lana Zanoi, Lorraine Wilson, To book the Melodaires or for more information, Norma Addison, Adrienne Richardson and Leona call Lorraine on 5251 2563 or 0447 751 976. Jones check out costumes for their new show.
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The show will go on for Celtic Thunder BY TIFFANY PILCHER IRISH supergroup Celtic Thunder will honour the memory of original principal singer George Donaldson at their Geelong show after his sudden passing in March.
The group has dedicated their upcoming Mythology tour to Donaldson, who suffered a massive heart attack at 46 at his home in Glasgow. At the time, he was preparing to join the tour and in recognition of his dedication to the show, the remaining members plus former member Emmet Cahill will perform the Australian dates. “After the shock of George’s sudden passing, we all sat down talked it over, we felt he would have wanted us to go out there and put on a great show,” Celtic Thunder soloist Neil Byrne said. “George was such a large part of the Celtic Thunder family and his absence has felt strange for all of us. “We have a few surprises planned on set list choices that are specific to songs that George used to sing and mean as much to us as to our fans. “Basically it will be a mutual celebration of some of George’s favourite tunes to rekindle some of the great memories we all have of the big man.” Byrne said the group is now looking forward to presenting their most spectacular show yet. “There are so many colours in this show, and after being together for so long, a real sense of camaraderie between us now. “We’re so excited to be back in Australia and Mythology the album was so well received here so we made sure we put together the best show possible.” Celtic Thunder will perform at Geelong Arena on June 6, for tickets and more information, Celtic Thunder are dedicating their Geelong show to principal singer George Donaldson (inset), who died suddenly of a heart attack earlier this year. visit celticthunder.ie.
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SEEMS like it was only yesterday it was the New Year? There were the routine articles in the newspapers whereby the fashion forecasters – the futurists – outlined what would be “new and hot” for the coming year. Naturally I had read with interest that the “hot, new” food ingredient is the pomegranate. Apparently we should all watch out for this item in menus, new recipes etc. Now, according to my seasonal diary, the pomegranate should be available to us in March – the beginning of autumn – and so I planned to write about it as that time approached. But as with all things these days, it seems we are constantly programmed into fast-forward mode, because there they were, proud and very beautiful on the shelves at the greengrocer’s pomegranates way back in late January! We increasingly seem to have “seasonal” produce available to us almost all year round. Where are the “calendar police” who could keep at bay the bunnies that pop up in shops in early January, heralding Easter fare? Oh, and don’t get me started on the premature arrival each year of hot-cross buns? Still, pomegranates always catch my eye no matter when they appear, because they are such a beautiful thing to behold – even better when you cut them open to display the exotic and jewel like centres. Like a precious cocoon, the inner womb-like
centre of this fruit carefully cradles the small seeds which are glistening, bright red sacs of juice. The pomegranate is probably a native of Persia originally – hence we most often see it used in the cuisines of the middle-east. In many cultures pomegranates are considered a symbol of fertility and abundance – no doubt due to the prolific number of ruby red seeds. The notion of abundance fits in with the bountiful harvesting we associate with late autumn. In Greek legend, the pomegranate is forever linked to the change of seasons – Persephone, daughter of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, was condemned to spend half the year in the underworld because she ate six seeds of the fruit. Pomegranates are now grown in many tropical and sub-tropical areas. They are the size of a small orange, with a thin hard rind or skin. The juice is used as a flavoring addition to drinks – grenadine – but it is also used in ice-creams and confectionery. In the West Indies, it is used widely in cooking and in preserves. The pomegranate is among the most ancient of fruits and can be eaten raw. The refreshingly tartsweet juice can be squeezed into both savoury and sweet dishes. A scattering of seeds around a dish of, say, sumac dusted and barbecued backstrap of lamb makes a very attractive and tasty garnish. More often pomegranates have simply graced our table as a
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GETTING THE POMEGRANATE TART-SWEET decoration or centre-piece – they are so often the worthy and sensual subject of a still-life painting, the rich colouring being a source of inspiration for many an artist. I think they look great just broken up into chunks and piled high on a platter with some small mandarins and grapes – a fabulous edible centerpiece for the table! When selecting fruit, choose unblemished ones with a smooth golden-red skin which feel heavy for their size. They can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks before they dry out. For many cooks the challenge of getting the seeds out is often a deterrent, somewhat like tackling an artichoke in that these tasks fall into the “too much trouble” category. However, with a really sharp knife, pierce the leathery skin and cut the fruit in half. Use a teaspoon to loosen the seeds which are lodged in a creamy membrane. Pomegranate molasses add a tart-sweetness when used instead of balsamic vinegar. I have referred to well-known chef Greg Malouf, whose forte is Middle Eastern and Moroccan food, for this recipe for a tomato-pomegranate dressing which Greg spooned over freshly shucked oysters. The dressing works equally as well with a cooked vegetable salad of chunky sweet potato, zucchini and eggplant, or over salad leaves, or it could be drizzled over barbecued fish or chicken.
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METHOD Finely chop the shallots and garlic. Cut tomatoes in half and discard the seeds, then finely dice the tomatoes. Combine the pomegranate molasses, shallots, garlic, lemon juice and tomatoes together with the extra-virgin olive oil, and a little salt and pepper - whisk together in a bowl. This will be sufficient dressing for 24 oysters. This would be a great entrée or appetiser for a dinner party, or if you’re entertaining friends, one large platter, piled with ice and the oysters makes an impressive starter for informal dining. If using this as a dressing over a salad, you could garnish the dish with the delightful pomegranate seeds.
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Due to increased demand for space we are now only accepting not-for-profit organisations and free community events. Guidelines have been introduced SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Buy Bellarine Produce Barn to ensure events advertised are not ones purely serving 9am-3pm at Tuckerberry Farm business purposes. Emails must be received by Thursday www.buybellarine.com.au noon the week before the event. TUESDAYS The Springdale Toy Library 4pm-5pm at the Neighbourhood Centre in High Street Enquiries 5253 1960
AIREYS INLET 15th May Bus trip to Daylesford
Leaves 8.30am Seniors Citizens club rooms Contact 5263 1943
SUNDAYS Uniting Church Service Sunday worship at St Aidan’s Anglican Church - all welcome! 8.00am. Anglican Holy Communion. 10.30am. Uniting Church Service. www.surfcoastunitingchurch.org.au.
ANGLESEA 19th & 26th May Angair Environmental Care Working Bees
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Foundation runs on marathon BY JAMES TAYLOR ABOUT 6,000 runners and 15,000 supporters and spectators will be supporting the work of the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation when they take part in the Great Ocean Road Marathon this weekend. The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation is the preferred charity for the run between Lorne and Apollo Bay, and Dr Mani Kutti from the Apollo Bay
General Practice said the foundation’s work meant a lot to the community and the thousands of people who used the practice every year. Dr Mani said that in 2011, the foundation funded the purchase of a digital X-ray machine for Otway Health & Community Services, and also supported the acquisition of radiology tele-link equipment last year to enable X-rays to be sent electronically to Geelong for immediate review and reporting by surgeons.
He said the digital equipment had been invaluable to residents and visitors to the Apollo Bay area by enabling local medical staff to obtain specialist opinions on X-rays within moments. Last year, the foundation also funded the purchase of an Istat blood testing machine, making it possible for patients’ blood to be tested on site and the results available in 10 minutes - before this machine was installed, it was often necessary for patients to travel to Geelong for blood tests.
The two pieces of new equipment mean that Apollo Bay now has an Urgent Care Centre where patients are bulk billed for emergencies and which is reliably open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. “It saves lives,” Dr Mani said. It has also eased some of the burden on both families of patients and local ambulance staff because the need to travel to Geelong for blood tests, X-rays and specialist review has been substantially reduced.
Dr Mani Kutti (left) demonstrates the digital X-ray machine at the Apollo Bay General Practice.
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Helping everybody achieve extraordinary healthy lives THE Health Creation Centre at Ocean Grove is a leading provider of allied and complementary health services on the Bellarine. In their newly renovated health care centre, you will find a professional, yet friendly environment with a wide variety of health services all focusing on you living the extraordinary life you desire. Director of The Health Creation Centre and osteopath, Erin Coffey, said while the centre catered for the whole family, it was working to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to young and new mums. Dr Coffey said her team included Dr Natasha Hagger, an osteopath with a keen interest in pre/post natal treatments and babies.
Dr Amelia Hagger is a Chinese medicine doctor and massage therapist who can assist in fertility, while exercise physiologist Jess Griffin can help with an exercise program to restore muscle tone and overall fitness. Bowen therapist Kerrie Smith offers a gentle, relaxing technique that can be used to assist with common pregnancy related muscular aches and pains, while Lisa Taylor, who starts in June, is a family relationships specialist and consultant. Ms Smith focuses on assisting families to develop strong, loving relationships because the quality of our intimate family relationships determines the quality of our lives. The clinic has also acquired Reformer Pilates
machines and will be offering group and individual classes from July. The low impact exercise helps strengthen core body muscles, improve balance, flexibility and control. Dr Coffey started the Health Creation Centre a year ago with the vision to develop a centre that was
a one-stop health shop; able to cater for all aspects of health care to help everybody achieve extraordinary healthy lives. The Health Creation Centre is at 74 The Avenue, call them on 5255 3411, visit their website at healthcreationcentre.com.au or “like” them on facebook.com/TheHealthCreationCentre.
Former Geelong matron honoured on International Nurses and Midwives Day BY REBECCA LAUNER BARWON Health staff and volunteers united on Monday to formally acknowledge the contribution nurses and midwives make all over the world. Barwon Health hosted several events in recognition of International Nurses and Midwives Day, including the inaugural Matron Taylor Memorial Lecture. The lecture is dedicated to Mrs Marjory Alice Hamlet Walkowski OAM, commonly known as Matron Taylor, who was Director of Nursing at The Geelong Hospital from 1956 to 1981. The lecture will be highlighted by the unveiling of a sculpture created by Leonie Amerena and dedicated to the memory of Matron Taylor. Director of nursing, midwifery and aged care at barwon health Dr Lucy Cuddihy said the sculpture was a fitting tribute to the legacy Matron Taylor left for the nursing and midwifery community in the region. “Matron Taylor was loved and respected by the nursing profession and was a remarkable humanitarian,” Dr Cuddihy said. “She was renowned for her visionary
leadership, passion for nursing education and her tireless work for the Geelong community. “Barwon Health is privileged to unveil this sculpture in her honour.”
From left to right: Barwon Health CEO Professor David Ashbridge, sculpture artist Leonie Amerena and director of nursing, midwifery and aged care at Barwon Health, Dr Lucy Cuddihy.
Osteopath Natasha Hagger, left, and Chinese medicine doctor and massage therapist Amelia Hagger.
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Thursday 15 May 2014
Bowl With It rolls on in Anglesea BY JAMES TAYLOR ACTIVE April is over, but a program trialled by Anglesea Bowling Club during the month officially started yesterday afternoon. Bowl With It sessions were held throughout April at the club and were well received by everyone who participated. The new program is now available to residents and visitors to the Anglesea and Surf Coast communities. The first schools to participate will be the Anglesea and Aireys Inlet primary schools. Bowl With It is suitable for all ages and abilities, and involves club and community group champions leading bowls activities, resulting in positive health outcomes and community connectedness by getting more people more active through sport and mentoring. Initially, the program will involve local primary students and young people, but will be extended to include groups from all sectors of the community, including camp visitors. Anglesea Bowling Club president Kaye Kendall said the club was proud of its community participation initiatives such as Bowl With It, which had the potential to involve thousands of people each year in healthy sporting activities held at the club. YMCA Anglesea Recreation Camp Manager Vicki Chrzanowski said the program provided children, youth and the young at heart with sporting activities that not only improved health but built stronger communities. It is estimated more than 90,000 people across the state answered the call in Active April to be active for at least 30 minutes a day. Minister for Sport and Recreation Damien Drum congratulated Victorians for their record efforts. “Active April has been a terrific opportunity for all Victorians to reap the benefits of a more
The Anglesea Bowling Club launched Bowl With It in March. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR
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Drumstrong to roll bowel cancer BY TIFFANY PILCHER INTERNATIONAL synchronised drumming event, Drumstrong is coming to Lorne on Sunday and is set to make a whole lot of noise about bowel cancer. Drumstrong first began in 2007 in North Carolina by the Swimmer family after their son overcame bone cancer and they wanted to inform people about different cancers while having fun and connecting through music. Now, Drumstrong is held in more than 70 cities in 25 countries. The Lorne event will be a non-stop drumming circle for four hours on Sunday and will raise money and awareness for bowel cancer through donations and a silent auction with prizes from local businesses. There is one main drum that must continue nonstop throughout the event but other drums and percussion instruments are welcome and people can
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Getting to the bottom of the bread basket: the gluten debate
Bec Winkler is a qualified naturopath with 10 years experience. She works at the Chiropractic Centre, Jan Juc.
GLUTEN is a protein found in many grains such as wheat, oats, rye, barley and spelt. Contrary to what some people think, rice does not contain gluten. The debate that has been bubbling among medical and health professionals in the last few years has been: “is gluten bad for us?” While there is no black and white answer, we cannot argue with the sharp rise in indviduals displaying gluten sensitivity/ intolerance. This can include digestive symptoms such as stomach cramps and diarrhoea, to more systemic symptoms such as eczema and skin irritation, headaches, fatigue and upper respiratory tract symptoms
such as runny nose and hay fever. Firstly, it is important that I point out that there is a huge difference between individuals who have diagnosed coeliac disease, and those with gluten intolerance. Coeliac disease is an overt allergy to gluten that an individual is born with, whereas gluten intolerance is a gradual process whereby our immune response begins to react to gluten as a result of damage to the intestinal tract. Our digestive tract is lined with a protective barrier to stop food particles, microbes and infections from crossing over into our blood stream and causing our
immune system to react. In genetically susceptible people, gluten can penetrate this protective barrier by causing the release of zonulin, a protein that causes damage to this barrier causing “leaky gut”. When your gut is leaky, things that should not normally be found in blood such as food particles, toxins, and microbes, gain entry into the bloodstream. Your immune system encounters these invaders, perceiving them to be foreign, thus mounting an inflammatory, immune response, leading to the myriad of symptoms mentioned above.
While all of this is sounding like doom and gloom for gluten, I’m not suggesting we all need to steer clear of the bread basket. It is clear from extensive research that gluten intolerance is linked to a genetic predisposition, but the question then becomes, why is it on such a steep incline? Other theories also implicate the hygiene hypothesis (aka, our obsession with antibacterials and fear of germs), environmental pollutants and toxins and our poor western diet high in process, refined “food”. Regardless of the causation, it is here, it is real, and it is on the rise.
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COASTAL QUIZ 1. Memory is a song from which musical? 2. Honiara is the capital of which Pacific nation?
8. The martial art taekwondo originated in which country?
3. The art movement known as Cubism was established by Georges Braque and which other famous artist?
9. Who reputedly uttered the immortal words, “Dr Livingstone, I presume”?
4. In which Australian city was the actor Heath Ledger born?
10. Which is only member of the Monty Python team to have died?
5. Orville and Wilbur were the first names of which early aviators?
11. Who is fourth in line of succession to the British throne?
6. Which famous tennis player was once married to the actress Brooke Shields? 7. Where is the US Masters golf tournament played?
12. What is the name of Kevin Spacey’s character in the TV series House Of Cards? 13. How many millimetres are there in one kilometre? 14. How old is the girl in the Abba song Dancing Queen?
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15. Which actor and film director was once mayor of the Californian city Carmel? 16. Who was the last Australian to win three gold medals at the same Olympics? 17. Which three European countries make up the ‘Benelux’ countries? 18. What name is given to the type of dancing that involves moving under a low bar? 19. Which French word beginning with ‘m’ means a collection of captive wild animals? 20. Which two bands had No 1 hits with the song Venus?
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Many Librans have been feeling lazy and lacklustre, as Mars has retrograded through your sign since early March. Thankfully the warrior planet finally moves forwards on Tuesday and you’ll start to feel more motivated, as your mojo returns in spades! Be inspired by birthday great Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wisely declared “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory”.
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You’re at your versatile Virgo best, as the sun shimmies through in your career zone until June 21. Professional projects are favored as you move ahead with confidence, creativity and plenty of chutzpah. Mighty Mars moves forwards in your money zone, but don’t spoil your future prospects by being rash with cash. Think – carefully – before you make expensive purchases.
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Barwon Heads wins Battle of the Bridge BY JAMES TAYLOR BARWON Heads has won the Battle of the Bridge, running out seven-goal winners against historical rivals Ocean Grove in round 6 of the BFL. The Grubbers led by three points at quarter time at Howard Harmer Oval but the Seagulls had the better of the game after that, Chris Martin and Mitchell Wight kicking 10 goals between them. Kelly Williams kicked four goals for Ocean Grove. Drysdale mounted a charge in the last quarter at home against Geelong Amateur, kicking five goals to one but ultimately fell 13 points short. Paul Davis kicked four goals for the Hawks, who hold onto third spot on the ladder. Ian Baker bagged five goals for Torquay as the
Tigers defeated Anglesea by 26 points at Spring Creek Reserve. Torquay are one of three sides at 4-2 and sit fourth on percentage. Reigning premiers Queenscliff have recorded their second win of the season after beating Portarlington but still have a lot of work to do to make their way up the ladder. Daniel Degois bagged five for the Coutas. Modewarre put on an offensive and defensive masterclass against Newcomb, kicking 35 goals while restricting Newcomb to just two points. Only seven Warriors players did not kick at least one goal – Joshua Finch slotted six, while Jesse Douglas and Matthew Farrelly kicked four each. For full results and fixtures for all grades in the Bellarine Football League, head to aflbarwon. com.au.
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Robert Wallace (first from left) celebrates kicking a goal with his Seagulls team-mates.
TORQUAY have again shown why they’re the reigning premiers with a seven-goal win over Anglesea. They sit firmly in second place having lost only to ladder leaders Geelong Amateur – we know everyone is looking forward to that rematch. Shooter Amy Vogels was dominant yet again scoring more than half of Torquay’s goals, while mid-courter Olivia Hobbs gave a best-on-court performance. Defender Ginger Brown was also at her best in a 45-38 win. Ocean Grove has claimed victory in the Battle of the Bridge, eclipsing Barwon Heads 45-31. The Grubbers were bolstered by their defensive unit of Candice Parker and Kelsey Ollis, who were outstanding in the circle and picked up three votes and two votes respectively. Ocean Grove sit in fifth position on the ladder and are breathing down Anglesea’s neck – they are behind the Roos on percentage only. An experienced Portarlington side beat Queenscliff convincingly and now sit third on the
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FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA Salmon are still being caught off the beaches Gummy and sevengill sharks have been caught off shore Rock fishing continues producing some salmon and the odd pinkie.
APOLLO BAY Salmon being caught off the beach Still reports of couta being caught at the mouth of the marina King George whiting and flathead still in the harbour area Johanna still producing gummies and salmon.
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I RECENTLY received the following press release from Barwon Water: “Barwon Water has reminded recreational anglers to stay within the designated fishing zone at Wurdee Boluc Reservoir. “Barwon Water general manager of infrastructure services Paul Northey said it was important to remember the reservoir’s primary purpose was as a drinking water supply. “‘While we are happy to allow access for fishing from the bank, we do ask anglers to respect the facility by staying in the designated area and ensuring they take their rubbish home or use the bins provided,’ Mr Northey said. “‘New signs clearly outlining the area approved for fishing have been erected and a map provided on Barwon Water’s website.’” Upon receiving this release, I contacted Barwon
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BARWON HEADS Salmon off the beaches Reports continue of some nice trevally being caught up to a few kilos in the river Some small undersize mulloway have also been taken Pinkies and gummies still being caught offshore.
TORQUAY Still some whiting in close Salmon off the beaches Some gummy shark have been caught offshore Bream are still 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 St Leonards still has some squid, whiting and flathead being taken
Fishing is only allowed from certain areas in Wurdee Boluc Reservoir.
Water who were happy to facilitate a visit to Wurdee Boluc to explain the areas and why signs are placed where they are. Upon arriving at the main picnic area and car parking site, the first thing I looked for where the new signs outlining the areas that fishers were allowed to fish in. Unfortunately, none were present and the only thing that struck me was the beer cartons full of empties stuffed in the bin near the picnic tables, as well as the tyre skid marks that were quite visible in the car park itself. Upon meeting my guide, I asked him why there were no signs present in the main park advising fishers as to where they can fish, and why the rubbish and tyre marks were present. He advised that signs had been put up all around the reservoir and in the car park, but those signs had been ripped down and removed, and the rubbish and tyre marks were created by groups using the area for reasons other than fishing. He explained the main concern for the restrictions were, obviously, that the Wurdee Boluc Reservoir is Barwon Water’s main treatment plant for drinking water in Geelong, Anglesea, Torquay and the Bellarine Peninsula. The reservoir itself has a 39,000 megalitre capacity to hold untreated water. The treatment plant itself is the key to the facility having a daily capability of treating 230 megalitres a day removing colour and turbidity before being disinfected and piped to customers. The guide pointed out that it was important that the region near the towers – which was outside the allowed area for fishing – was kept clear of rubbish at all times. It seems at least fishers are doing the right thing with regards to rubbish within the nominated area for fishing as there was little if any rubbish present. Upon asking why larger areas couldn’t be opened up for access to fishers, the guide explained it basically came down to being able to control the area in which fishers fished. Barwon Water also states that it was prohibited to fish from the rocks but access can be gained from the gravel ramps provided. Unfortunately, those ramps
have washed away. If these are Barwon Water’s requirements, I would respectfully suggest that they need to address this problem to enable fishers to comply with their requirements, and to address the problem by applying for available funding for formal access in sensitive areas (i.e. Devil Bend Reservoir) under the recreational fishing licence fund for infrastructure. From a recreational fishing viewpoint, it would be great to have more access and better access. Maybe Barwon Water can consider this as long as the onus is put on fishers, and that fishers and Barwon Water can work together to maintain drinking water as well as what is one of the best inland fishing waters in our region.
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In Indented Heads, Calamari continue to be caught
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NETBALL SCORES ROUND 6 - A GRADE Torquay 45 V Anglesea 38 GOALS, Torquay: A Vogels 25, J Warnes 15, A Young 5. Anglesea: B Caldwell 25, R Trennery 7, S Benney 6. BEST, Torquay: O Hobbs, A Vogels, G Brown. Anglesea: B Walters, B Caldwell, B Connolly. Portarlington 51 V Queenscliff 20
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Drysdale 25 V Geelong Amateur 49
GOALS, Drysdale: M Leahy 16, M Deeath 9. Geelong Amateur: J Gardner 27, M Holmes 22. BEST, Drysdale: R Blair, G Macleod, K Vardy. Geelong Amateur: K Guilmartin, J Gardner, E Hockey.
Barwon Heads 31 V Ocean Grove 45 GOALS, Barwon Heads: M Adams 15, O Young 11, S Howard 5. Ocean Grove: A Lee 35, L Bell 10. BEST, Barwon Heads: J Mitchell, T Hobbs, M Lord. Ocean Grove: C Parker, K Ollis, R Friend. Newcomb14 V Modewarre 103 GOALS,
Newcomb: S Vernon 11, B Jones 2, K Degoldi 1. Modewarre: S Fisher 56, J Riddle 47. BEST, Newcomb: K Degoldi, J Thorburn, B Jones. Modewarre: M Tournier, S Gunning, S Fisher.
Torquay 54 V Anglesea 44 GOALS, Torquay: E Moerenhout 39, S Mcdonald 9, P Lewis 6. Anglesea: H Van Gemst 35, S Benney 8, M Galpin 1. BEST, Torquay: R Parker, E Moerenhout. Anglesea: I Stephens, E Larkin, R Matthews. Portarlington 28 V Queenscliff 52
GOALS, Portarlington: C McDowell 16, B Harvey 6, M Pickering 6. Queenscliff: R
McDonald 22, H Stephens 21, L Dreher 9. BEST, Portarlington: C Munday, C McDowell, K Hinkley. Queenscliff: H Stephens, R McDonald, E Gardiner.
Drysdale 24 V Geelong Amateur 62
GOALS, Drysdale: S Gravener 9, I Searle 9, B O'Dowd 6. Geelong Amateur: J Brkic 32, C Giuffrida 17, J Kennedy 13. BEST, Drysdale: E Taylor, K Mannix, P Laws. Geelong Amateur: E Flynn, M McGurk, C Giuffrida.
Barwon Heads 35 V Ocean Grove 41
GOALS, Barwon Heads: M Adams 27, S Wallace 8. Ocean Grove: T Birch 23, E Whorlow 18. BEST, Barwon Heads: D Gillies, G Ryan, S Wallace. Ocean Grove: V Rischitelli, L Hood, P Birch.
Newcomb 16 V Modewarre 87 GOALS, Newcomb: L Williams 9, C Ritchie 5, M Hart 1, S Clee 1. Modewarre: R Thompson 46, E Noble 41. BEST, Newcomb: L Williams, K Funston, L Wallmeyer. Modewarre: C Sutcliffe, EK Murnane, R Thompson. C Grade
Torquay 25 V Anglesea 22 GOALS, Torquay: S Bach 20, C Mckay 2, C Altimari 2, N Petran 1. Anglesea: S Williamson 14, S Moore 8. BEST, Torquay: A Gangell, C Mckay, E Dunlop. Anglesea: S Moore, R Dangerfield, J Lewis. Portarlington 17 V Queenscliff 29
GOALS, Portarlington: E Buckley 10, N Somers 6, R Bebic 1. Queenscliff: R Friel 21, R Bullock 8. BEST, Portarlington: E Buckley, P O'Connor, S Maul. Queenscliff: G Hinds, L Sheehan, R Friel.
Drysdale 14 V Geelong Amateur 30
GOALS, Drysdale: M Richardson 6, K Daley 4, T Mcguire 4. Geelong Amateur: S Mallett, 15, L McAuley 9, R Pullen 6. BEST, Drysdale: T Mcguire, M Richardson, N Elliston, Geelong Amateur: S Mallett, L
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Barwon Heads 22 V Ocean Grove 24 GOALS, Barwon Heads: T Mckibbin 13, L Frew 9. Ocean Grove: F Needham 14, K Carroll 8, E Bolton 2. BEST, Barwon Heads: M Ford, L Frew, K Rawson. Ocean Grove: J Gorfine, K Collett, B Gavin.
5. BEST, Newcomb: J Clee, S Ritchie, N Piatkowski. Modewarre: K Wemyss, S Potter, S Dean.
Newcomb 6 V Modewarre 37
Torquay 8 V Anglesea 26 Portarlington 24 V Queenscliff 30 Drysdale 21 V Geelong Amateur 29 Barwon Heads 14 V Ocean Grove 23
GOALS, Newcomb: S Clee 3, T Melotte 2, J Funston 1. Modewarre: A Dean 16, S Otto 14, T Williams 7. BEST, Newcomb: S Clee, J Funston, J Melotte. Modewarre: H Dunn, G Dunn, B Butler.
Torquay 16 V Anglesea 35 Portarlington 30 V Queenscliff 24 Drysdale 36 V Geelong Amateur 10 Barwon Heads 23 V Ocean Grove 29
Torquay 31 V Anglesea 20 GOALS,
Torquay: R Burns 14, C Gangell 10, C Bigum 7. Anglesea: E Sedgwick 11, M Dangerfield 5, A Van Berkel 4. BEST, Torquay: C Gangell, MC Pritchard, C Bigum. Anglesea: S Pashley, M Dangerfield, R Caulfield.
Portarlington 15 V Queenscliff 36
GOALS, Portarlington: D Baker 7, C Mckenzie 5, N Voigt 2, E Bylsma 1. Queenscliff: A Coltish 21, E Holahan 11, M Higgins 4. BEST, Portarlington: D Baker, E Dungey, A Elliott. Queenscliff: L Ferrier, D Ristevski, S Clarke.
Drysdale 5 V Geelong Amateur 32
GOALS, Drysdale: M Neilson 4, T Oliver 1. Geelong Amateur: A Kennedy 13, E Crompton 10, J Bish 9. BEST, Drysdale: S Taylor, M Henderson, J Preece. Geelong Amateur: A Morrison, S Herbert, G Mandic.
Barwon Heads 29 V Ocean Grove 13
GOALS, Barwon Heads: K Babb 17, L Snookes 12. Ocean Grove: K Mason 6, E Bolton 4, R Mayor 3. BEST, Barwon Heads: L Snookes, C Dykes, D Pegus. Ocean Grove: E Collins, A O'Keefe, K Ferrier.
Newcomb 1 V Modewarre 40 GOALS,
Newcomb: R Hotchin 1. Modewarre: J Worthington 20, K Wemyss 15, J Anderson
UNDER 17 SECTION 1
UNDER 17 SECTION 2
Torquay 24 V Anglesea 14 Portarlington 22 V Queenscliff 13 Drysdale 19 V Geelong Amateur 24 Barwon Heads 12 V Ocean Grove 28
UNDER 15 SECTION 1
Torquay 21 V Anglesea 13 Portarlington 10 V Queenscliff 30 Drysdale 45 V Geelong Amateur 4 Barwon Heads 18 V Ocean Grove 29 Newcomb 17 V Modewarre 26
UNDER 15 SECTION 2
Torquay 22 V Anglesea 25 Portarlington 10 V Queenscliff 29 Drysdale 11 V Geelong Amateur 14 Barwon Heads 7 V Ocean Grove 31
UNDER 13 SECTION 1
Torquay 23 V Anglesea 26 Portarlington 7 V Queenscliff 23 Drysdale 10 V Geelong Amateur 13 Barwon Heads 21 V Ocean Grove 16 Newcomb 7 V Modewarre 16
UNDER 13 SECTION 2
Torquay 23 V Anglesea 3 Portarlington 15 V Queenscliff 15 Drysdale 19 V Geelong Amateur 12 Barwon Heads 1 V Ocean Grove 25
Local success at Victorian Scholastic Surfing Title BY HARRY WILKS THE annual Victorian Scholastic Surfing Titles was held at Phillip Island on May 11. The standard this year has risen to new levels during a massive four days of competition at Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island. The premier individual divisions were faced with a large variety of conditions. Saturday saw very small one to two foot waves, where competitors were then later greeted with a building four to six foot swell. The under 19s saw amazing performances in both the boys and girls divisions. Cody Robinson from Jan Juc survived a late surge from Walter Hiatt (Phillip Island) in the under 19 boys final. Robinson has just gotten back in the country after representing Australia at the ISA World Junior Titles in Ecuador. In the 20-minute final, he scored a 6.67 and a 5.77 to push on and claim victory. Zoe Clarke (Jan Juc), who was the 2013 Australia
Junior Titles under 18 runner-up, proved to be way to strong for her opponents in the under 19 girls competition, scoring an amazing 8.83 on her way to victory. Isabelle Bond (Torquay) was in third place. 11-year-old Xavier Huxtable from Jan Juc continued his dominance of Victoria’s junior divisions, winning the under 13 boys final ahead of his nine-year-old brother Ethan. Xavier’s 16.83 two-wave total was too strong for the other competitors, with Ethan finishing on 13.4. In the Under 13s, Barwon Heads’ Ellie Harrison’s choice of excellent waves saw her score a total of 17.10 and a win in this division. Arabella Wilson (Jan Juc, 10.33) came in third. The under 16 divisions were also hard-fought battles, with Josh Cammarere (Torquay) winning the boys and Grace Day (Jan Juc) winning the girls. Thursday saw schools tag team surfing, with Geelong College winning the Independent Schools Team Titles.
MEANWHILE, both rounds of the Be the Influence Victorian Longboard Titles Presented by HIF are set to run this weekend at Point Impossible this weekend. The cream of Victorian longboarding will gather to battle it out for 12 state titles. Round one at Ocean Grove was postponed due to extreme weather warnings issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. As a result, both rounds of the series will be run over the weekend with round one starting on Saturday morning. Round two will be run on Sunday, where Victorian champions in all 12 divisions from Under 18s to Over 65s will be crowned. Great conditions are forecast for the weekend with a small- to medium-sized swell wrapping along the coast with offshore winds all weekend. Heat draws for round one can be found online at surfingvic.com. Round two heat draws will be produced after Grace Day from Jan Juc surfing her way to victory. Photo: SURFING VICTORIA round one to allow for re-seeding of surfers.
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Thursday 15 May 2014
ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB IT WAS another week of mixed pennant results and some success for the travellers. Janice Pekin and Ros Holland had a small win at Barwon Heads this week with one of the best nine hole scores in the Max Bell Cup and just missed out on an overall win. On Friday we had a win from the Division 4 team who handled the Inverleigh sand scrapes well in their matches against Ocean Grove. They walked off with a 3/2 win with Janice Pekin scoring a massive win for the second week in a row. The Division 2 team suffered a 1/4 loss against Curlewis at Clifton Springs. Division 3 suffered a bigger loss against 13th Beach at Curlewis â€“ with your scribe being on the other side of one of â€˜Pekinâ€™ score. Division 6 also lost 1/4 against St Leonards/Queenscliff at The Sands. Division 1 is near the top, Division 4 in the middle and Division 3 and 6 are holding up their ladders. The final tally for the fundraiser last Sunday was $3,275 â€“ congratulations to Helen Stewart and thanks to all the members and friends who participated.
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Gibbons, and Alan Parton in the seniors with 36 points. NTPs: Calvin Robbins, Bernie Dilger, Andrew Daffy and Colin Watson. After a cold start the ladies warmed up and with their Stableford on Thursday. Division 1 was a family affair with Dee Stewart winning with 38 points and mother Helen runner up with 35 points. Lyn Macvean won Division 2 with 37 points, Pauline Hendrie won Division 3 with 33 points and Marg Harvey won the gold course competition. NTPs: Woody Macpherson, Lyn Thompson and Dianne Williams.
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The men played stableford on Wednesday and didnâ€™t get the best of the weather â€“ that was for the ladies on Thursday. Winners were, Calvin Robbins in A Grade with 39 points, James Lee in B Grade with 41 points, Luke Cini in C Grade with 38 points on a count back from Bernard
Saturday was a par event. The score to beat was 4 up with A Grade winner, Peter Thompson, runner up Kevin Friel and B Grade winner Geordie Thoms all posting that score. Frank Denahy won C Grade with 3 up and visitor Jan Swain. NTPs: Tony Fry, John McLachlan, Simon Home and Frank Tait. With most choosing to spend the day with their mothers or the mothers of their children it was very small field on Sunday. Robin Adamson was the best of the three ladies, scoring 34 points and Ken McLennan was the best of the men with 41 points. NTPs: Miller Gelic, Ken McLennan, Bill McLeod and Peter Frauenfelder. A big thank you to Alan Nanscawen who has resigned from the board. Alan was in his fifth term as a director and will be replaced by Andrew Daffy.
CHECK out this yearâ€™s winter wear in the golf shop â€“ Footjoy, Adidas, Sporte Leisure and Cross, we also have the new Footjoy shoes helping to make your outfit complete, take your golf to a new level with the latest looks. On Tuesday, the ladies played the first round of the club championships so we wish all players the best of luck in the second round, all leaderboards will be available to view on the website. Daily winners were A Grade: Cheryl Mostyn with 71. B Grade: Gail Hilton with 71. C Grade championships will be played as Stableford and for the first round Valma McGann had 37 points to win. Congratulations also must go to Valma McGann on taking out this yearâ€™s Norma Blackney Grandmothers Perpetual Trophy. NTPs: Chris Thompson, Jenni Cottrill, Gail Hilton and Gail Richards. Jackpot: Chris Barr. Wednesday was 4BBB Multiplier and Greg Touzel and Ed Robertson teamed well to bring home the win with 91 points from Stuart Robinson and Vin Cooney with 87 points. In the Resort competition, Graeme Monks and Brian Brown won with 94 points. NTPs: David Hughes, Max Simpson, Tony Hopwood, Colin Stone and Brian Brown. Jackpot: Paul French. On Friday, Bruce Dyer shot +2 to take out A Grade while Ken Allen scored an impressive +5 to win B Grade. Valma Davis won the ladies with +1 and the Resort win went to Bill Brushfiled
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THE SANDS TORQUAY OMISSION WE REPORTED on the comp but forgot to put in the name of Heather Smith who was the medal winner on May 1 with an outstanding effort!
WEDNESDAY: MENâ€™S PAR It was a fine day for golf, and as a result we had some very fine scores to accompany it. Peter Nielson was in the best form going +4 to squeak out a win by the narrowest of margins. Runner up with +3 was Geoff Proposch proving that the practice is paying off! NTP honours went to John McCoy on the 5th and Charlie Celi on the 13th.
FROM THE MEMBERSâ€™ ROOM field for the ladies comp and in the end there were two that were able to distance themselves from the pack. The winner with 37 points was Libby Fuller who was two points up on Judi Bullock, and 5 on the rest of the field. NTP honours went to Marianne Bridgart on the 5th and Thelma Dainton on the 13th.
SATURDAY: LADIESâ€™ STABLEFORD Josephine McMahon had herself quite a day as she put on a clinic, scoring 40 points to win the comp by 3 points. Runner up with a very respectable 37 points was Linda Turner.
SATURDAY: MENâ€™S STABLEFORD
In what started out as a bit of a shocker, we ended up having some really nice conditions on the latter parts of the comp. It was a two-grade comp, and the scores were tight all the way through it. In the A Grade, with 39 points, Bob Brackin continued his winning ways in a countback over runner up Phil Eltringham. In the B Grade it was Brett King scoring 37 points to secure a 1 point win over David Salmon and Phil Oâ€™Brien. NTP honours went to Adam Nobel on the 7th, Tim Freer on the 13th and Michael Yates on the 17th.
It was less than ideal conditions for the 9 hole medley, but you wouldnâ€™t know it by looking at Mark Klunderâ€™s card as he turned in a solid score of 18 points. Runner-up was Graham Weise with 16 points. Colin Chinn set the pace early with a +1, and in the end it could not be matched as he won the medley. Second went to Craig Corker at square.
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with +5. NTPs: Don Miloshis, Gary Gemmola and Patricia Soon-Shiong ( Kingswood GC). The second round of the club championships kicked off in perfect conditions on Saturday. Some low scores were posted, bringing a lot of players back into contention; watch the website for the leading scores. The third round will be played this Saturday so again we wish all players good luck. Daily winners were A Grade: Bradley Green with 67. B Grade: Ray Furphy 70. C Grade: Steve Stadler 63 and D Grade: Tony Hopwood 64. Don Jennings won the Resort with 45 points and for the ladies Sue Barnes had the best with 79. NTPs: Paul French, John Xuereb (Bacchus Marsh GC), Graeme Riches, Paul Brunt and Cheryl Brunt. Tyson Gill hit the jackpot. On Sunday, Keith Warburton had 43 points to win the menâ€™s comp and for the ladies, Sandra Martin shot 38 points. NTPs: John Nestor, Rob Stengewis and Julienne Welsh. Dave McPhail proved the 17th hole may just be his favorite after taking out the jackpot wins on a Sunday again.
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PORTARLINGTON GOLF CLUB
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ON May 5, a chilly Charity Golf Day held in aid of the Portarlington Primary School was a great success. Things heated up in the clubhouse afterwards as Travis from Ray White auctioned off prizes donated from local businesses. More than $3,000 was raised on the day for much needed playground equipment. Thank you to all the businesses for their support. Congratulations to David McCutcheon winning the menâ€™s from Lachlan Bassett, whie Jenny Edmanson won the ladies from Grace Campagnolo.
was rewarded for her work with nett 70 to win the Monthly Medal and A Grade from President Jan Cogger on 72. Marg Quick pipped Irene Edmunds on a count back to win B Grade with nett 72, and Jacqui Vietriâ€™s 78 won her C Grade by a shot from Marg Mascoll. NTPs on the 17th: Marg Burchell (A), Judy Kiely (B) and Marg Mascoll (C), ProPins: Joy McGregor (A) and Judy Patton (B), Glenis Rangerâ€™s 26 putts got her the putting award and Angela Foott reigned supreme to get best gross with her 85.
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Three up was a winning score on this occasion, with the course showing the effects of several days of rain. On a count back, Andrew Barti scored Trophy of the Day and D Grade with +3, followed by Keith Potter with +2. Shane Dawson had +3 to win A Grade ahead of Phil Freeman, and David Bondâ€™s +3 won him B Grade from Ken Patersonâ€™s +2. C Grade winner was Ian Flanders square on a count back from Colin Warren. Troy Tainton had great shots on the 2nd and 17th, and Stephen Steele won the other NTP on the 5th.
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Heavy rain on Friday night may have deterred early risers, but it was a good golf day for the 131 men prepared to take the chance. John Oldffield won B Grade and Trophy of the day with 40 points over David Mickelsons on 37, while Nick Maheras and Arthur Vrahnas (Kyneton) were on 40 in A Grade. John Houtsma won C Grade with 39 by a shot from Peter Oâ€™Neill, and Mike Kerry won D Grade with 39 points from Mick Troop on 37. NTPs: Adam Shawcross, Arthur Vrahnas and David Bond, ProPin: Haydn Garner. For the ladies, Sue Hazell won with 37 points and NTP on the 17th, with Helen Powe a shot behind.
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BELLARINE FOOTBAL LEAGUE SCORES ROUND 6 SENIORS Torquay 3.3 6.8 11.10 14.15 (99) Anglesea 2.3 4.6 9.7 11.7 (73) GOALS: Torquay: I. Baker 5, N. Browne 3, C. McCaughan 1, J. Graham 1, J. Carracher 1, L. Baker 1, D. Orr 1, S. Rau 1. Anglesea: A. Caldwell 2, M. Kennedy 2, L. Murphy 2, B. Cunningham 2, L. Norton 1, L. Edmonds 1, R. Dahlhaus 1. BEST: Torquay: A. Lister, J. Darke, A. Nesbitt, J. Johnson, J. Graham, H. Jarrad. Anglesea: A. Caldwell, R. Dahlhaus, J. Pashley, B. Cunningham, L. Edmonds, B. Baldwinson. Queenscliff 6.5 13.6 18.8 21.11 (137) Portarlington 2.2 3.4 5.11 10.14 (74) GOALS: Queenscliff: D. DeGois 5, B. Price 3, J. Durran 2, B. Thompson 2, J. Reid 2, L. Niven 2, A. Jones 1, J. Maher 1, H. Bennett 1, C. Mason 1, L. Orvis 1. Portarlington: N. Daniele 2, C. Gourley 2, J. Stewart 1, S. Wiffen 1, T. Driver 1, P. Rutherford 1, D. Iudica 1, B. Williamson 1. BEST: Queenscliff: Z. Henderson, J. Durran, B. Ridings, M. Golightly, S. Ferrier, J. Maher. Portarlington: N. Daniele, S. Hicks, D. Iudica, S. Wiffen, B. Williamson, B. Kelly. Geelong Amateur 3.2 6.6 10.7 11.13 (79) Drysdale 1.2 2.2 5.5 10.6 (66) GOALS: Geelong Amateur: T. Balding 3, T. Clark 2, D. Zaparenkov 2, B. Dodd 1, N. Tweddle 1, K. Smith 1, R. Ferguson 1. Drysdale: P. Davis 4, J. Hildebrand 2, T. Dewey 1, J. Wilson 1, J. Simons 1, M. McGuire 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur: C. Kangars, K. Smith, A. Lovick, N. Tweddle, T. Balding, B. Dodd. Drysdale: J. Hopgood, M. McGuire, J. Rushton, K. Davis, S. Brown, P. Davis. Barwon Heads 2.2 6.6 10.10 17.15 (117) Ocean Grove 2.5 3.7 7.8 10.15 (75) GOALS: Barwon Heads: C. Martin 6, M. Wight 4, D. Hovey 2, T. Wight 2, N. Hill 2, B. Backwell 1. Ocean Grove: K. Williams 4, D. Freeman 2, T. Gavin 2, R. O’Callaghan 1, B. Warren 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: H. Smith, D. Holland, S. Schaller, C. Martin, R. Wallace, X. Everett. Ocean Grove: K. Long, M. Kellett, S. Rankin, K. Williams, S. Hedditch, S. Fairway. Modewarre 6.3 13.8 24.11 35.16 (226) Newcomb Power 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 (2) GOALS: Modewarre: J. Finch 6, M. Farrelly 4, J. Douglas 4, J. Moorfoot 3, J. Ritchie 3, D. McCaskill 2, J. Ollis 2, J. O’Hanlon 2, T. Anderson 2, J. Clark 2, S. Dellow 1, S. Lobb 1, S. Driscoll 1, L. Klug 1, J. Byrne 1. Newcomb Power: N/A BEST: Modewarre: J. Finch, J. Ollis, J. Clark, T. Anderson, J. Douglas, D. McCaskill. Newcomb Power: C. Di-Giusto, M. Di-Giusto, C. Hodgson, K. Beckingham, J. Turnley, M. Etheridge.
RESERVES Torquay 1.7 2.12 7.13 9.15 (69) Anglesea 2.2 4.2 5.2 9.4 (58) GOALS: Torquay: B. Clarke 2, M. Sleep-Dalton 2, S. Diamond 2, L. Dawson 1, B. Marshall 1, H. Thompson 1. Anglesea: M. Booth 2, D. Midolo 2, S. Herben 2, K. Reed 1, M. Trotto 1, S. Hunter 1. BEST: Torquay: J. Powell, S. Hill, S. Diamond, C. Morris, M. Colvin, H. Thompson. Anglesea: T. Norman, S. Hunter, O. Mackay, M. Booth, D. Stanford, D. Mcginness.
Ocean Grove 2.4 3.11 7.15 11.17 (83) Barwon Heads 2.1 3.2 5.3 7.5 (47) GOALS: Ocean Grove: J. Rawlings 4, W. Piec 2, H. Foott 2, J. Stapleton 1, S. Elford 1, M. Davies 1. Barwon Heads: K. Johannesen 2, W. Newton 2, M. Speechley 1, T. Pocock 1, B. Watach 1. BEST: Ocean Grove: J. Rawlings, K. McNally, E. Maloney, S. Elford, C. Walter, C. Buxton. Barwon Heads: W. Newton, R. McAuliffe, C. Wild, M. Rheese, C. Cinel. Modewarre 7.6 14.7 19.11 24.21 (165) Newcomb Power 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 (1) GOALS: Modewarre: S. Cunningham 7, M. Llewellyn 3, A. Leslie 3, N. Hogan 2, J. Kayler-Thomson 2, C. Morse 1, J. Harper 1, T. Dean 1, T. Perry 1, B. Findlay 1, C. Robinson 1, R. Werner 1. Newcomb Power: N/A BEST: Modewarre: A. Leslie, S. Cunningham, T. Perry, D. Tennant, T. Elkington, J. Harper. Newcomb Power: B. Middleton, V. Jeffrey, B. Carpentier, M. Dodd, D. Anastasopoulos, S. Nolley.
COLTS DIVISION 1 ROUND 1 St Albans Colac
St Mary’s 1 Leopold 1
South Barwon 1 N&C 1
St Joseph’s 1 Grovedale 1
Ocean Grove 1 2.2 6.3 8.5 13.6 (84) Bell Park 1 1.1 2.2 4.3 4.5 (29) GOALS: Ocean Grove 1: C. West 8, B. Potter 1, J. Evans 1, R. Procter 1, M. Lindkvist 1, T. Dow 1. Bell Park 1: N. Swain 2, A. Heard 2. BEST: Ocean Grove 1: C. West, H. Walker, S. Pfeiffer, G. Hurley, R. BakerHutchinson, N. Gravener. Bell Park 1: N. Swain, H. Lamond, J. Love, L. Law, L. Platt, S. Weber.
COLTS DIVISION 2 Anakie North Shore
Torquay 1 7.0 11.2 15.6 16.9 (105) Anglesea 0.0 0.0 1.1 2.4 (16) GOALS: Torquay 1: D. Welsh 5, L. Bray-Low 4, C. Williamson 3, B. McNamara 2, J. Tolley 1, K. Bienefelt 1. Anglesea: L. Cruickshank 1, S. O’Dwyer 1. BEST: Torquay 1: C. Dawson, R. Harrison, K. Doyle, C. Williamson, L. Bray-Low, D. Welsh. Anglesea: J. Quick, N. Cooper, T. Nolan, S. Kerr, V. Morrow, J. Haintz. Portarlington 4.5 7.7 14.10 20.12 (132) St Mary’s 2 3.1 5.3 7.3 7.5 (47) GOALS: Portarlington: M. Trezise 5, L. Vagg 3, T. Shanley 3, N. Cini 2, A. Wedge 2, N. Livermore 1, S. Walton 1, N. Carter 1, L. Lusher 1, T. Morgan 1. St Mary’s 2: H. Mitchell 3, J. Smith 2, C. Hyde 1, G. Bulkoch 1. BEST: Portarlington: T. Morgan, T. Shanley, M. Trezise, B. VanVledder, S. Beeston, M. Spence. St Mary’s 2: H. Mitchell, S. Plummer, G. Bulkoch, C. Hyde, R. Butler, J. Smith.
Portarlington 3.3 7.5 10.5 13.6 (84) Queenscliff 0.4 2.5 6.8 8.9 (57) GOALS: Portarlington: H. Smith 4, J. Hayes 3, A. Bradley 2, L. James 1, B. Harvey 1, S. Vagg 1, A. Campbell 1. Queenscliff: G. Burgoyne 2, S. Allbutt 2, L. Naylor 1, H. Maclean 1, H. Waddell 1. BEST: Portarlington: C. Revell, H. Smith, A. Bradley, T. Perry, J. Muscat, R. Hoskin. Queenscliff: G. Burgoyne, S. Allbutt, S. Jones, H. Waddell, S. Symes, P. Callahan.
Geelong Amateur 4.3 9.5 10.5 12.6 (78) Drysdale 1.1 2.2 2.7 4.11 (35) GOALS: Geelong Amateur: S. Bucovaz 3, B. Hawkins 2, X. Seller 2, L. Cogan 2, B. Horsham 1, M. Laidlaw 1, J. Callahan 1. Drysdale: D. Badics 1, J. Barmby 1, J. Williams 1, L. Sharrock 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur: X. Seller, L. Cogan, J. Carter, K. McEwan-Walsh, B. Horsham, S. Bucovaz. Drysdale: M. O’Dowd, L. Sharrock, D. Humphrey, J. Lowe, T. McLennan, D. Mullins.
Geelong Amateur 3.3 5.5 9.7 15.10 (100) Drysdale 3.2 6.2 8.2 8.2 (50) GOALS: Geelong Amateur: R. Mattner 4, R. Fagan 3, P. Brady 2, R. Dickson 2, C. Boulton 2, T. McArlein 2. Drysdale: K. Taylor 3, B. Ryan 2, S. Reyment 2, S. Scott 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur: M. Nelson, R. Dickson, P. Brady, R. Mattner, W. Hicks, J. Scholes.Drysdale: K. Taylor, B. Ryan, S. Reyment, M. Simons, L. Timmins, D. Tester.
Barwon Heads 7.3 10.4 15.8 21.11 (137) Lara 0.0 1.4 1.4 2.6 (18) GOALS: Barwon Heads: C. Balshaw 5, B. Eddy 4, J. Kinsey 3, K. Polley 3, D. Davis 2, M. Philp 1, B. Ryan 1, B. Michell 1, G. Mordy 1. Lara: J. Bartolo 1, B. Whiting 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: M. Beckwith, Z. Porter, K. Polley, D. Davis, C. Balshaw, B. Eddy. Lara: J. Borchard
COLTS DIVISION 3 South Barwon 2 2.2 9.5 12.9 17.13 (115) Modewarre 0.3 0.3 1.5 1.5 (11) GOALS: South Barwon 2: C. Buller 9, J. Arnold 3, J. Keegan 1, A. Cookson 1, T. Keogh 1, J. Mayes 1, H. Paulus 1. Modewarre: A. Collins 1. BEST: South Barwon 2: H. Paulus, A. Cookson, C. Buller, B. Partridge, D. Hassall, J. Arnold. Modewarre: A. Collins, K. Fennell, S. Egberts, B. Glynn, R. Glynn, M. Overman. North Geelong Corio 1
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COLTS DIVISION 4 St Joseph’s 2 Winchelsea
4.14 9.16 3.4 5.5
N&C 2 Corio 2
12.7 17.11 23.17 (155) 2.1 2.1 3.2 (20)
Bell Park 2 Ocean Grove 2
Torquay 2 4.3 9.4 13.9 15.11 (101) Leopold 2 2.0 3.1 4.3 5.3 (33) GOALS: Torquay 2: J. Wastell 4, C. Smith 2, P. Caddaye-Rose 2, D. Looker 2, M. Petrakos 1, F. Guilfoyle 1, C. Holman 1, B. Tweeddale 1, N. Schwarz 1. Leopold 2: L. Cartledge 2, N. Cameron 1, L. McInnes 1, L. Pitcher 1. BEST: Torquay 2: A. Hagebols, R. Benzie, J. Newell, F. Guilfoyle, J. Wastell, B. Tweeddale. Leopold 2: J. O’Connell, M. Nowell, D. Phillips, L. Nankervis, L. Cartledge, A. Drayton.
UNDER 16 DIVISION 1 ROUND 1 St Mary’s 1 Leopold 1
Grovedale 1 Colac
4.3 5.3 2.10 6.12
St Joseph’s 1 Bell Park 1
Torquay Papworth 1.2 6.6 9.7 10.10 (70) South Barwon 1 3.3 4.3 4.7 4.7 (31) GOALS: Torquay Papworth: H. Mackay 4, M. Chafer 3, J. Larkman 1, C. Dyer 1, J. Heathcote 1. South Barwon 1:W. Ford 1, T. Smith 1, J. Broughton 1, T. Aylmer 1. BEST: Torquay Papworth: H. Mackay, J. Heathcote, M. Chafer, N. Gilbert, S. Gee, C. Dyer.South Barwon 1: R. Tomlinson, R. Dwyer, T. Aylmer, Z. Bell, J. Broughton, J. Kelly.
UNDER 16 DIVISION 2 Modewarre Lara 1
Ocean Grove 1 2.5 3.7 5.9 8.11 (59) Gwsp 1.2 1.3 3.3 4.4 (28) GOALS: Ocean Grove 1: K. Ewart 2, F. Sharrock 2, B. Taylor 2, F. Kelly 1, B. Gist 1. Gwsp: B. Malden 2, D. Reed-Sharry 1, H. Newling 1. BEST: Ocean Grove 1: F. Sharrock, C. Pfeiffer, K. Ewart, B. Taylor, J. Smith. Gwsp: W. Purdy, N. Craven-Briggs, T. Konidaris, Z. Forssman, D. Reed-Sharry, F. Toohey. N&C 1 5.3 12.3 18.6 20.8 (128) Geelong Amateur 1 0.0 1.0 2.1 4.2 (26) GOALS: Newtown & Chilwell 1: N/A Geelong Amateur 1: W. Hutchison 1, B. Barnett 1, O. Manton 1, C. Kennedy-North 1. BEST: Newtown & Chilwell 1: N/A Geelong Amateur 1: S. Jess, O. Manton, S. Wylie, W. Hutchison, J. Waterhouse.
UNDER 16 DIVISION 3 North Shore 5.2 7.8 9.12 13.16 (94) Portarlington 0.1 1.1 2.2 6.2 (38) GOALS: North Shore: L. Thulborn 3, J. Bee 3, B. Gerrard 2, B. MacDonald 1, C. Mahon 1, J. Scanlon 1, R. Fairchild 1. Portarlington: G. Vetma 4, B. Morgan 1, W. McNeill 1. BEST: North Shore: B. Gerrard, B.
Shelley, L. Thulborn, R. Fairchild, B. Humphreys, J. Miljevic. Portarlington: K. Fear, C. Mouchemore, G. Vetma, B. McNamara, D. Sheard, J. Ryan. Anglesea 2.2 4.8 4.9 7.11 (53) Queenscliff 3.2 3.3 6.4 7.4 (46) GOALS: Anglesea: B. Haintz 2, S. O’Dwyer 2, M. Dangerfield 2, J. Rice 1. Queenscliff: J. Bakker 3, T. Caddy 1, T. Kidd 1, S. Nicholson 1, C. Lynam 1. BEST: Anglesea: J. Rice, B. Haintz, A. Lowerson-Peric, J. Jaska, S. Brown, W. Solly. Queenscliff: C. Francis, L. Fisher, C. Lynam, T. Kidd, J. Bakker, M. Barry. Barwon Heads 1 3.0 5.1 7.7 10.8 (68) Anakie 2.2 2.4 3.7 5.10 (40) GOALS: Barwon Heads 1: T. Croft 2, L. Carroll 2, L. Kinsey 2, W. Armstrong 2, J. Ollis 1, D. Lewis 1. Anakie: K. Ettridge 2, T. Ralph 1, K. Eibl 1, B. Ettridge 1. BEST: Barwon Heads 1: L. Carroll, L. Kinsey, D. Lewis, L. Hooper, B. Winter, J. Ollis. Anakie: B. Ward, J. Lynch, B. Downs, B. Ettridge, E. Tzagarakis, C. Bellin. Winchelsea 2.1 2.2 6.6 8.7 (55) Torquay Jones 2.1 4.4 5.5 7.6 (48) GOALS: Winchelsea: J. Wojtowicz 2, R. Grant 1, T. Hergstrom 1, L. King 1, B. Kahle 1, C. Brown 1, A. Lubcke 1. Torquay Jones: J. Maas 2, S. Coles 2, D. Hargreaves 1, M. Dick 1, P. Caddaye-Rose 1. BEST: Winchelsea: T. Hergstrom, J. Wojtowicz, A. Leigh, C. Parish, A. Lubcke, H. Jacobs. Torquay Jones: S. Coles, M. Cook, K. Graham, D. Hargreaves, J. Cooney, Z. Fawcett. St Albans 3.4 5.15 8.18 13.22 (100) Drysdale 1 0.0 0.1 0.3 1.5 (11) GOALS: Drysdale 1: J. Sagor 1. BEST: St Albans: D. Murdoch, B. Coutts, D. Bath, T. Timanowicz, B. Zengin, S. Wolfenden. Drysdale 1: B. Smith, B. Mannix, J. Terry, R. Dunne, S. Fisher, L. Henderson.
UNDER 16 DIVISION 4 Grovedale 2 St Joseph’s 2
St Mary’s 2 Geelong Amateur 2 North Geelong Bell Park 2
6.4 0.0 3.3 1.1
11.6 1.0 7.4 4.2
16.10 1.1 13.6 4.2
24.12 (156) 1.1 (7) 15.10 ( 1 0 0 ) 5.2 (32)
South Barwon 2 Leopold 2
UNDER 16 DIVISION 5 B’burn / St Alb 2 7.4 9.9 11.12 14.20 (104) Barwon Hawks 0.0 0.0 1.0 3.0 (18) GOALS: Barwon Hawks: C. Bennett 1. BEST: Barwon Hawks: R. Cope, C. Bennett, W. Ritchie. St Mary’s 3 0.0 1.1 4.4 8.9 (57) Ocean Grove 2 1.4 1.7 2.8 2.8 (20) GOALS: Ocean Grove 2: A. Tormey 1, D. Copeland 1. BEST: Ocean Grove 2: D. Copeland, P. Attard, R. Jordan, D. Bradley, C. Richardson, J. Gamble. Inverleigh Grovedale 3
Lara 2 1.1 4.1 5.2 8.8 (56) Torquay Coles 3.0 5.2 5.4 5.4 (34) GOALS: Torquay Coles: J. Hamdorf 3, P. Raksan 1, M. Herbert 1. BEST: Torquay Coles: J. Stanton, B. Morris, C. Harrison, S. Matthews, L. Binyon, D. Cooper.
UNDER 14 DIVISION 1 ROUND 1 N&C 1 1.1 Torquay Bumpstead 1.3
Bell Park 1 South Barwon 1
St Joseph’s 1 Gwsp 1 St Mary’s 1 Grovedale 1
3.10 5.13 4.4 4.4
UNDER 14 DIVISION 2 Barwon Heads 1 1.0 Colac 0.1
Leopold 1 Drysdale 1
Geelong Amateur 1 2.1 OGCC 1 2.2
UNDER 14 DIVISION 3 Lara 1 Queenscliff
12.12 15.17 (107) 1.1 2.1 (13)
St Albans 1 St Joseph’s 2
Geelong West 4.0 Torquay Dunstan 2.0
St Mary’s 2 Gwsp 2
UNDER 14 DIVISION 4 Bannockburn N&C 2
Belmont Lions Ogcc 2
North Geelong Modewarre
UNDER 14 DIVISION 5 Torquay Nairn Drysdale 2
North Shore Bell Park 2
South Barwon 2 2.3 Geelong Amateur 2 1.0
UNDER 14 DIVISION 6 Grovedale 2 Anglesea
Lara 2 East Geelong
St Joseph’s 3 Leopold 2
Torquay Pyers Grovedale 3
Ogcc 3 Newcomb
4.12 6.14 0.0 0.1
South Barwon 3 Drysdale 3
St Albans 2 Gwsp 3
BFL LADDERS SENIORS Team
GEELONG AMATEUR OCEAN GROVE DRYSDALE TORQUAY BARWON HEADS ANGLESEA MODEWARRE QUEENSCLIFF PORTARLINGTON NEWCOMB POWER
TORQUAY DRYSDALE GEELONG AMATEUR OCEAN GROVE ANGLESEA BARWON HEADS PORTARLINGTON MODEWARRE QUEENSCLIFF NEWCOMB POWER
WL D F
6 5 4 4 4 2 2 2 1 0
0 1 2 2 2 4 4 4 5 6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
720 745 754 663 642 505 545 447 423 152
RESERVES WL D F
6 5 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 0
0 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
680 729 539 428 568 501 430 388 282 30
333 216.22 459 162.31 326 231.29 435 152.41 478 134.31 453 111.48 580 93.97 556 80.40 702 60.26 1274 11.93
217 313.36 302 241.39 274 196.72 347 123.34 296 191.89 370 135.41 678 63.42 479 81.00 454 62.11 1158 2.59
FOOTBALL & NETBALL CLUB
BFL ROUND 7 ACTION
OCEAN GROVE GRUBBERS v PORTARLINGTON DEMONS Saturday 17th May from 2.10pm
AT OCEAN GROVE MEMORIAL RESERVE, OCEAN GROVE
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