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Milly, Eloise, Isabella, Harriet and Lulu enjoy Ocean Grove’s main beach this week. Photo: REBECCA LAUNER
Hundreds flock to the beach as temperatures continue to rise
GROVE STOVE BY TIFFANY PILCHER
OCEAN Grove is feeling the heat with the mercury smashing through the 40 degree mark on Tuesday and the searing temperatures are expected to stick around until the weekend. The Bureau of Meteorology recorded a sizzling top of 44.9 degrees on Tuesday in Geelong, the closest weather station to Ocean Grove. It was already 27 degrees by 9am yesterday and there is a forecast top of 39 degrees today. Conditions will be even more trying tomorrow with the temperatures set to hit 42 degrees with strong winds. Relief is in sight though, with temperatures expected to nosedive to 23 degrees on the weekend. Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club president
Chris Paterson said: “We had our biggest crowd of the year on Tuesday, the beach was absolutely packed”. “People have been pretty sensible so far, the water was full in the morning then it seemed like most people were pulling up stumps around midday when it got really hot.” However, lifeguards treated several people for heat exhaustion throughout the day. “A lot of people go from their air-conditioned house or office to a hot car then to the hot beach and the cool water,” Mr Paterson said. “The message is to be aware of how that can affect you and especially children and the elderly. “Also make sure you don’t dehydrate. You don’t feel like you’re perspiring in the water so a lot of people forget to keep up their fluids.”
It’s not just people feeling the extreme weather conditions. Local wildlife carer Maddie Glynn is reminding people that animals might need help this week too. She has been placing water dishes around Barwon Coast parks to assist dehydrated echidnas, possums and even reptiles. “We don’t do it normally but this is really extreme circumstances,” Ms Glynn said. “If we get a run like this where the temperature is around 40 degrees for days on end, the animals tend to need a little help or they end up in care.” Ms Glynn encouraged others to put water dishes out in their gardens also. “It has to be a shallow dish so the smaller animals don’t drown and it’s best to place them at the bottom
of a tree in the shade. “When it cools down at the end of the week, it’s important to remove the water though as we don’t want the animals to become dependent, they need to be able to find their own water too.” If you are beating the heat in the water, Life Saving Victoria research and injury prevention manager Dr Bernadette Matthews has some tips to stay safe while having fun. “Keep well hydrated by drinking plenty of water and be sun smart by wearing sun protection, including sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and a long shirt, and shelter in the shade wherever possible. “When you are in or around water, children under five should be in your arm’s reach at all times and children under 10 should always in your sight.”
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WITH holidays in full swing across the municipality we’re experiencing big visitor numbers and lots of extra cars around the streets of the Bellarine townships. It could be a good time for Bellarine residents to pop in to Central Geelong for a weekend shopping visit or perhaps a stroll along the Waterfront and a ride on the big ferris wheel. At the same time, visitors can take advantage of our new, more relaxed parking arrangements in the Geelong CBD, with free parking right across the weekends. The free parking at weekends (time restrictions still apply) is part of a wider trial that will continue until 31 March. The early feedback from the parking public has been excellent. As part of the trial, the previous one hour parking limits across the CBD have been increased to two hours, except for those areas adjacent to the emergency sections of the Geelong Hospital. We have also extended the “grace” period from 10 to 15 minutes free on top of the purchased ticket or signed time allowance. Parking was top of the agenda for many people during my campaign and this has continued to be the case since my election as mayor. I am pleased that together with Central Geelong portfolio holder Cr Michelle Heagney and the whole of the council team, we have been able to deliver changes rapidly. Parking has long been a hot topic in the community, and we are working hard to find a solution that is best for everyone. The proposed changes have been chosen in response to feedback from the community.
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We have a magnificent city centre with so much potential and it’s time we made the most of all we have to offer – the dynamic businesses, breathtaking north-facing bay and world class dining options. Our city is on the cusp of something amazing, and now is the time to make the most of the momentum we have developed. The parking trial is being accompanied by a feedback process that will allow customers and businesses an opportunity to provide comments on the impact of the changes after two months. A report will be brought back to council detailing the trial’s outcomes. The new arrangements only apply to Council’s on-street and off-street car parking areas, and not the various private car parks throughout the city. ANOTHER vital subject, with particular application to the Bellarine, is the fire danger situation that concerns all residents as we approach the height of summer. We have issued an appeal to residents right across the municipality to be on a personal fire alert until the end of summer in several months’ time. My colleague, Cr Lindsay Ellis, who represents Coryule Ward, is quite concerned at the large areas of long, dry grass on the Bellarine, and its potential to pose a serious fire threat to rural areas and many of the small township around the peninsula. Cr Ellis has warned that despite the fact that there have been no major fire emergencies so far this season, there have been several serious “wake-up calls”. One of these was a very difficult-to-quell haystack fire in St Leonards, caused by spontaneous combustion in the stack.
This fire proved a very time consuming task for the CFA, which sent tankers from St Leonards, Portarlington, Wallington, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Leopold to fight the fire. It took much of the day to sort out the problem, with the stack having to be taken apart bale-bybale and the smouldering material transported to a greener paddock on another part of the property. If this had occurred on a major fire danger day the result could have been very serious for the whole area. As it was, the CFA crews did a tremendous job and they were never going to let the problem get out of hand, but they were aided by the fact that weather conditions on the day were relatively mild. We are now experiencing much hotter weather, and the heavy fuel loads in both long grass and heavy forest growth are adding to the fire danger for the peninsula’s many rural and semi-rural communities. It’s absolutely essential that we prepare for the worst fire scenario, and if it doesn’t happen we will consider ourselves very fortunate. Those in the most fire prone areas should ensure they have a fire plan, discuss it with all members of the family and agree that if an emergency arises, you implement the plan immediately. If in doubt, you should leave simply early. Property can be replaced – we can’t replace the lives of our people. Darryn Lyons City of Greater Geelong mayor Follow me on Twitter: @Geelong_Mayor Like me on Facebook: facebook.com/ GeelongMayor
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Beware the blue-green algae BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE City of Greater Geelong (COGG) is continuing to monitor an outbreak of blue-green algae in areas across the region including Ocean Grove. High levels of blue green algae have been found in Ashwood Close Stormwater Wetlands in Ocean Grove, Seascape Drive Wetlands in Indented Head, Newtown, Queens Park and the Barwon Valley fun
park lake. Signs warning about high levels of blue-green algae are in place in these areas. COGG environment officers are carrying out further testing for outbreaks this week. The results will be analysed and waterways currently declared affected by the algae will be reviewed. COGG acting environment manager Shane
Middleton said outbreaks of blue-green algae were common in local waterways at this time of the year. “The outbreaks are caused by falling water levels resulting in more stagnant water, rising water temperatures and higher levels of nutrients in the water, exacerbated by bird droppings,” he said. “This week’s heat-wave conditions would increase the likelihood of further development of
the blue-green algae.” People should avoid contact with the water and should not eat fish caught in contaminated water. Pets should be kept away from affected waterways and if skin contact should accidentally occur, the skin area should be washed immediately in fresh water. Anyone experiencing a reaction should seek medical advice.
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Safety day keeps floating boats Boat owners got a free boat inspection at Barwon Coast’s community boat safety day in Ocean Grove on Sunday. Barwon Coast community liaison and education manager Maddie Glynn said the day went well with lots of people heading down for inspections and a chat with agencies to gain further understanding of boating compliance. The Barwon Coast and Coastcare teams provided activities for kids and they estimated 200 people attended. Ms Glynn said numbers were up on previous years.
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AINE Keogh and Alexandra Scorgie believe their water polo skills will give them an advantage when they compete in The Queenscliff Blue Water Challenge this Saturday. The Under 14 Water Polo girls, comprising Aine from Geelong Marlins and Alexandra from Richmond Tigers, say they are used to swimming in crowds with lots of arms and legs being thrown around. “And being able to swim with our heads up, water polo style, will help to sight the buoys during the race,” Aine said. The Queenscliff Blue Water Challenge, a 1.2 kilometre open water swimming race organised by the Boroughcoutas Masters Swimming Club, is a popular event attracting keen ocean swimmers from across the state. The first competitors will hit the waters off Queenscliff pier at noon on Saturday, with swimmers divided into age categories ranging from juniors (12–13 years) upwards to 70 years and above. The main event is a 1.2 kilometre race designed for all ages from 14 years and over, while the junior event is a 600 metre race for the 12–13 year age group, a perfect introduction to open water swimming for younger swimmers. The Queenscliff Blue Water Challenge, which is in its 22nd year, is a community event which donates profits back to the Bellarine and Geelong swimming community by way of a Junior Scholarship Program for local swimmers to compete at national and international competitions. Also, some of the money raised goes towards club training at the Bellarine Aquatic Centre and in Geelong to encourage the more “mature” swimmer to take up the sport. Great prizes supplied by Funky Trunks are on the line for all place getters in each age group, as well as the Helen Shepherd Encouragement Award for the
Queenscliff’s Alexandra Scorgie (right) and Geelong’s Aine Keogh will compete in the Queenscliff Blue Water Challenge this Saturday. Alex will participate in the 12-13 years Junior Race (600 metres) for her second year and Aine in the 14-17 years (1,200 metres) race for her first time.
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Crayfish spins a holiday favourite Boardriderâ€™s BY REBECCA LAUNER
PORTARLINGTONâ€™S famous Lions Club crayfish spins remain a hit among local residents and visiting holiday makers after almost 40 years in operation. The reason is simple â€“ the chance to win a succulent seafood meal for just $2 is too good to pass up. Started by the Portarlington/Drysdale Lions Club in 1973, the spins have raised more than $200,000
for local community groups and organisations during the years. The spinning wheel has been set up outside Portarlingtonâ€™s Grand Hotel, with sessions at the St Leonards Hotel introduced in 2012. Lions Club president Terry Parsons said proceeds from this yearâ€™s spins would be used to purchase â€œFront Row to Goâ€? sound systems. The systems will go to Portarlington, Drysdale and St Leonards primary schools, as well as funding other
Murray Spencer, Lynden Huskett and Terry Parsons with a crayfish. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
local community causes. â€œThe sound systems are a Lions initiative and benefit students suffering from hearing or attention deficit disorders,â€? Mr Parsons said. â€œThrough supporting our crayfish spins, the community is improving the educational opportunities for a number of local students.â€? Tickets originally cost 20 cents each at a time when crayfish was $4.50 a kilo â€“ a far cry from todayâ€™s â€œastronomicalâ€? prices.
lease causes a few waves BY REBECCA LAUNER A GROUP of Point Lonsdale residents is concerned the council has pre-empted community consultation by offering the boardriderâ€™s club a lease in the lighthouse reserve. The Point Lonsdale Civic Association said it was â€œsurprised and concernedâ€? after hearing that the Point Lonsdale Boardriderâ€™s Club was offered a five-year lease of the Engine Shed in the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve. But club representatives Terry Walsh and Ross Bird said they had not yet announced the terms of any arrangements. â€œThe club is an important community group and has been working with the council over many years to secure an appropriate site,â€? Mr Walsh said. â€œThe Engine Shed has not been used for over 20 years and it would be very positive for the community and the precinct to have such an iconic community group to be housed there.â€? Meanwhile, Borough of Queenscliff mayor Helene Cameron said the lease arrangement with the club was a short term solution to meet its immediate needs. â€œThe lease is only for five years,â€? Cr Cameron said. â€œA long-term home for the club is being considered as part of the discussions with the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club, as it is hoped the two clubs will co-locate in the future. â€œOptions for the long term use of the Engine Shed will be considered as part of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserve planning project.â€?
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Younger wins Clifton Springs Pro-Am for second year JOSH Younger has continued his love affair with the Bellarine Peninsula winning the Parker’s Steakhouse Clifton Springs Pro-Am for a second consecutive year. In ideal conditions at the weekend, Younger carded an impressive seven-under 64, two shots better than his effort 12 months ago, to win by a shot from Curlewis trainee Deyen Lawson. Ironically, both had holes-in-one during their rounds, with Younger firing his ace on the 11th and Lawson on the ninth. “Mine landed and then it just sort of disappeared,” Younger said. “But, we weren’t sure if it was in or not so we didn’t want to get too carried away.
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Lawson, who played in the morning, holed out for a fourth time. “The wind was off to the left, slightly helping,” Lawson said of the conditions at the time. “I was between a seven and eight (iron), so I thought I’d just hold a little seven up against it. “I hit it the way I wanted to hit it, (but) with a holein-one it’s a bit of luck I think.” Event drawcard Lyle finished with a two-over 73, while Geelong pair Brad Lamb and Steve Jones had 69 and 72 respectively. The celebrity section, which was heavily dominated by Geelong footballers, was won by young Cat Jackson Thurlow with 38 points. Fraser Brown claimed the sponsors section on 39
points, the leading amateur with 40 points was Tim Vagg, while Cate Monahan took home the women’s prize on 39.
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Night full of tales and tribulations BY REBECCA LAUNER CLIFTON Springs Golf Club’s David Milne has labelled last weekend’s Sportsman’s Night as an “outstanding success”. The general manager said a panel, comprising Cats star and NFL punter Ben Graham, AFL umpire “Razor” Ray Chamberlain, Geelong Football Club star Andrew Mackie and professional golfer Jarrod Lyle, along with media personality Rob Gaylard as MC, kept the audience enthralled with tales and tribulations of their experiences during their sporting careers.
Mr Milne said the crowd listened to Ben Graham compare his time in AFL football and the transition to being an NFL punter and playing in the super bowl final watched worldwide by more than 900 million viewers. “Jarrod spoke of his time on the US tour and the two wins he had plus his hole-in-one, along with his remarkable recovery from cancer to reignite his career,” he said. “Ray Chamberlain’s stories of the antics of AFL footballers delighted the audience along with Andrew Mackie’s experiences at the Geelong Football Club.”
Rob Gaylard, Ben Graham, Andrew Mackie, Jarrod Lyle and Ray Chamberlain. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
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WHETHER you love classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars or motorcycles, there was something for everyone at Auto Pro Classic Car Show and Family
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BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE $10 million Tattslotto winner who bought the lucky ticket in Ocean Grove claimed their prize last Thursday. The Victorian winner bought an unregistered ticket and has claimed their prize directly from Tattslotto so their identity remains a mystery. Ocean Grove Tatts and Cards owner Blair Dawkins said he has a few ideas about who the winner might be. “I have my suspicions that it may have been a local but I guess you never know,” he said. Mr Dawkins said this is the largest amount won on Tattslotto in Ocean Grove. “We’ve owned the store for 18 months and it’s the biggest win for us so far and it’s the biggest prize for a winning ticket sold in Ocean Grove ever by far. “Because it was only one winner they got the whole lot, usually they’re shared around a bit more.” Mr Dawkins said he had noticed a spike in people coming in to buy Tattslotto tickets to see if the stores luck would continue. “Almost everyone who comes in has been asking if it’s been claimed or if we know who it was, it’s created a lot of buzz around town. “There is definitely more people coming in now – there’s no reason it couldn’t happen again!” The winner told Tattslotto they planned on buying a new car and going on a holiday.
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Grovedale Tue & Thurs starting 4th Mar Lorne Tue & Thurs starting 18th Mar FEES: Funded: $950.00 Concession: $757.50 Full Fee: $3570.00
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Ocean Grove Monday at 6pm on 3rd March Course Fee: $60.00 1x3 hour session Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid
FIRST AID MANAGEMENT OF ANAPHYLAXIS (22099VIC)
Ocean Grove Monday at 6pm on 31st March Course Fee: $65.00 1x3 hour session Tutor: Kym Eden RTO: National First Aid
VENUES You must be working in a facility to complete this course – please contact OGNC for further details. FEES: Funded: $805.00 Concession: $407.50 Full Fee: $3520.00 Fees include all text books and administration on on costs. NO MORE TO PAY.
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Tuesdays 1pm from 4th February Course Fee: $85.00 8x 1 hour sessions VENUE Corio Mon + Wed starting 10th Feb Tutor: Lisa Craigen FEES: Funded: $985.00 Concession: $ NIA DANCE 647.50 Tuesdays 10.15am from 4th February Full Fee: $3920.00 Fees include all text books and administration Course Fee: $85.00 9x 1 hour sessions Tutor: Ginny West costs. NO MORE TO PAY. YOGA/PILATES Tuesdays 11.30am from 4th February CERTIFICATE IV IN FRONTLINE Course Fee: $85.00 9x 1 hour sessions MANAGEMENT ( BSB40812) Tutor: Ginny West Prerequisites apply for this course. VENUES WALKING GROUP Winch Mondays (fortnightly) starting Tuesdays at 9am 17th Feb Fee: Free weekly 1 hour sessions Deans Marsh Wednesdays (fortnightly) FOOD AS MEDICINE starting 26th Feb FEES: Funded: $550.00 Full Fee: $3000.00 Thursday 10am on 13th February or Monday 7pm on 24th February or Thursday 10am on 6th March or Some of this training is provided with Victorian Thursday 10am on 20th March or Government funding for eligible participants Thursday 10am on 27th March Course Fee: $25.00 1x2 hour session through Adult, Community & Further Education (ACFE); those seeking funded places Tutor: Lisa FitzGerald must meet the funding criteria to be eligible. DETOXIFYING YOUR LIFE - INSIDE OUT Monday 7pm on 17th February or COMPUTERS FOR THE OVER 50’S Thursday 10am on 13th March Wednesdays 1pm from 12th February Course Fee: $25.00 1x2 hour session Course Fee: $90.00 8x2½ hour sessions Tutor: Lisa FitzGerald (funded) BEGINNERS SURFING FOR WOMEN Tutor: Bronwyn Rachor Thursdays 9.30am from 13th February BEGINNERS COMPUTERS- I Course Fee: $250.00 6x2 hour sessions Thursdays 6.30pm from 13th February Tutor: Heather Peck Course Fee: $90.00 8x2½ hour sessions YOGA (funded) Tuesdays 6pm from 28th January or Tutor: Bronwyn Rachor Tuesdays 7.30pm from 28th January Course Fee: $118.00 10x1½ hour sessions BEGINNERS COMPUTERS- II Tutor: Jannie Kemp Wednesdays 9.30pm from 12th February or Course Fee: $90.00 8x2½ hour sessions PEACE OF MIND & BODY YOGA (funded) Wednesdays 9.30am from 29th January or Tutor: Bronwyn Rachor Wednesdays 6.30pm from 29th January Course Fee: $118.00 10x1½ hour sessions BRAINI-APPS Tutor: Judy Stickland Wednesdays 2pm on 2nd April Course Fee: $25.00 1x2 hour sessions SEATED HATHA YOGA Tutor: Paul Jones Wednesdays 11.15am from 5th February Course Fee: $107.00 9x½ hour sessions INTRODUCTION TO IPAD Tutor: Judy Stickland Wednesdays 2pm from 5th March PILATES Course Fee: $85.00 4x2 hour sessions Thursdays 6pm from 30th January or Tutor: Paul Jones Thursdays 2pm from 30th January INTRODUCTION TO SKYPE Course Fee: $90.00 10x1 hour sessions Wednesday 6.30pm on 5th March Tutor: Jane Green Course Fee: $25.00 1x2 hour sessions BEGINNERS GOLF Tutor: Kayla Clarkson Thursdays 10am from 20th February Course Fee: $75.00 5x1 hour sessions BASIC PHOTOSHARING Tutor: Mal Humphries Wednesday 6.30pm from 26th February Venue: OG Golf Club Course Fee: $25.00 1x2 hour sessions Tutor: Kayla Clarkson GOLF CLINIC Thursday 1pm on 20th March HOW TO SELL ON EBAY Course Fee: $28.00 1x1½ hour session Wednesday 6.30pm from 5th February Tutor: Mal Humphries Course Fee: $115.00 3x3 hour sessions Venue: OG Golf Club Tutor: Kayla Clarkson
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Wednesday 6.30pm on 12th March Course Fee: $25.00 1x2 hour sessions Tutor: Kayla Clarkson
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VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR HEALTH AND WELLBEING
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SIMPLE AND TASTY VIETNAMESE CUISINE
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ZENTANGLE FOR MENTAL HEALTH
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MEDITATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Thursday 1pm on 3rd April Course Fee: $8.00 1x1 hour sessions Tutor: Judy Stickland
INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE COOKING
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Thursday 16 January 2014
Grove canoeist has paddle power BY TIFFANY PILCHER WHILE most people were recovering from Christmas and preparing for the New Year in December, actionseeker Sue Clough was conquering a 202-kilometre canoe half marathon. The Ocean Grove resident took on the Murray Marathon from December 27 to 31, paddling for up to six hours each day with her canoe partner Rolf Wright. Starting off in Yarrawonga and finishing in Swan Hill, Ms Clough said she simply wanted to challenge herself. “The whole event was brilliant, we met so many great people, spent five whole days outdoors and really challenged ourselves which was the point,” she said. “I’ve done things similar to this before, but not
quite as intense so I had an idea of what to expect. “I trained for several weeks before the event, canoeing on Blue Waters Lake and the Barwon River but I knew it would be a bit harder doing it every single day for hours. “We went pretty well, because we did a bit of training we had an idea of what we were getting into. The Murray Marathon is organised by YMCA Victoria and raises money for the upkeep of the Murray River and to assist the communities that line the river. Ms Clough said spending time in the area has provided motivation for her to enter again this year. “We met some lovely people in the towns along the way and you can see where they need some extra community services. “It’s a great cause. I’m really looking forward to going back.”
Rolf Wright and Sue Clough powering their way through the Murray half-marathon last month.
Links Property Torquay launch Surf Coast salute BY DEAN WEBSTER
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LINKS Property wants to recognise those within our close-knit community that do good deeds for others, but rarely get recognised for their generosity. It may be something small; it doesn’t matter, the smaller the better because these people probably do lots of small things for many people, according to Links Property principal Lynne Hayden. “Perhaps that friend who you call on to pick up your kids from school for you when you are running late from work, or the neighbour who always kindly mows your nature strip or the other neighbour who always brings your bins in for you,” Ms Hayden said. “It’s the little things we want people to know
about because these actions shape the Surf Coast community, we want to encourage them to continue, because they put a smile on people’s faces.” If you think someone in the Surf Coast community deserves to be recognised – Links Property can help you do it by going to facebook.com/ TorquayLinksProperty and nominating anyone you feel needs to be recognised. You can nominate as many people as you like, Links will feature some of these wonderful community members during the nomination period on the Links Property “Hello Neighbour” blog, and on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and in the Surf Coast Times. Ms Hayden said while the people you’re going to
nominate don’t do things for a prize or recognition, Links Property had rounded up some gifts from supportive local businesses that would be randomly drawn from all the nominations. For details on how it works, take a look at the blog on the Links website. The nominated person must be a member of our community and aged 18 years and over. When nominating go to the competition post at the top of the Links Property Facebook page. Use the person’s first and last name and the town/ suburb they reside, and describe the reason you are nominating them in 100 words or less. For more information, contact Links Property on 03 5261 5155 or visit linksproperty.com.au.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
Grant for conservation work BY HAMISH BROOKS FEDERAL funding to the tune of $770,000 for the Australian Agroforestry Foundation should help farmers make their land more productive and more sustainable, according to federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson. Australian Agroforestry Foundation managing director Rowan Reid said he was thrilled the federal government had recognised the importance of continuing, and expanding the work of the Otway Agroforestry Network and the Australian Master TreeGrower Program. The work looks at revegetation and tree management on farms for the reasons important to farmers and their communities. “This funding will include a series of Australian Master TreeGrower courses that will be run in regional areas around Australia including Victoria,
New South Wales and Western Australia,” Mr Reid said. “In the Otway region (with the Otway Agroforestry Network) we have clearly demonstrated that involving farmers in the design and management of vegetation on their own land leads to a mix of trees and farming that supports, rather than displaces, rural communities.” Ms Henderson said the grant would expand on the Otway Agroforestry Network’s 20 years of experience as a role model for farmers and Landcare groups. “This funding will allow the Australian Agroforestry Foundation to step up its role as a mentor and trainer of best practice agroforestry techniques to farmers in our region and across Australia,” she said. Ms Henderson said agroforestry combined primary production and conservation in a way that could both increase profits and protect and repair our natural environment.
Torquay’s AJ and Briely Wight with their Guide Dog puppy Olinda.
Family filled with puppy love BY REBECCA LAUNER
Sarah Henderson pictured with, from left, Australian Agroforestry Foundation members Mike Edwards, Amanda Garner, Andrew Stewart, Marianne Stewart, and Rowan Reid.
TORQUAY mum Vanessa Wight is confident her Guide Dog puppy will graduate because she thinks she is one smart cookie. Mrs Wight, her husband Aaron and kids Briely and AJ, welcomed Olinda into their home about four months ago and haven’t looked back. “She’s been really good. She hasn’t chewed anything that’s not hers and she plays with her own toys,” Ms Wight said. “It’s amazing how quickly she learns and picks things up.” Ms Wight said her main reason for training a Guide Dog puppy was to give back to the community. “It’s nice to do something for someone else,” she said.
“We are heavily involved with sports with the kids and pretty overcommitted in that area, so doing this is fairly flexible with meeting and things. “Plus, what better excuse to get out and have a walk along the beach?” Vanessa’s advice to other families thinking about training a Guide Dog puppy – “give it a go, it’s a very rewarding experience and she is fun to have around”. The Puppy Raisers based in Geelong are a very supportive group who help each other through the process and Guide Dogs Victoria encourages group activities to enable collaboration and further support to the volunteers. For more information on becoming a Volunteer Puppy Raiser visit guidedogsvictoria.com.au/ about-our-dogs/puppy-raising.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
Local beaches get a hit of Baywatch
Wieland Shield Californian ladies team captain Kelsey O’Donnell prepares before the opening event in Torquay on Friday.
SURF Coast and Bellarine beaches have been invaded by buff, bronzed Americans over the past few weeks. A team of 18 Californian lifeguards began arriving on Boxing Day to train before setting out to defend their Wieland Shield title over the weekend. The biennial competition alternates between California and Victoria and pits friendly rivals, the LA County Lifeguard surf lifesaving team and a team of lifesavers from various Victorian clubs against each other. Although the Californians were not triumphant this year, ladies team captain Kelsey O’Donnell said they were returning home happy. “We didn’t win but we gave it our best and we had so much fun,” Ms O’Donnell said. “Everyone has been so welcoming and the hospitality we have been shown goes above and beyond anything we could have expected. “We didn’t get much time off but we did get to see kangaroos at the Anglesea Golf Course, that was really cool.” All Californian lifesavers are recruited through the LA County Fire Department and are paid for patrolling. Ms O’Donnell said swapping knowledge with Victorian lifesavers was the most valuable part of the trip. “We don’t have coaches or teams to train with, we don’t have any of that infrastructure,” she said. “To come and see that your lifeguards aren’t paid is incredible to us. They’re working just as hard as we are on a volunteer basis – that’s amazing. “We also got to check out the helicopter they use for patrolling. We don’t have anything like that at home.” The idea of the Wieland Shield was first conceived when lifesavers and lifeguards from the two countries first met during the 1956 Olympics. It was first hosted in 1967 in Melbourne at Portsea and Ocean Grove beaches and has since been a biennial event with the two sides taking turns to host the competition.
The two sides use the friendly competition as a platform to share ideas and improve life saving practices in their respective countries. The Californian team also visited Point Lonsdale Lifesaving Emergency Response Team, and Torquay, Jan Juc and Fairhaven surf life saving clubs. The next Wieland Shield competition will be held in California in 2016. For full results, turn to page 143.
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This Summer the endangered Hooded Plovers attempt to raise a family on our surf beaches! Chicks are currently hatching, please consider not walkingg through fenced feeding areas during high tide.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
Lions head Australia Day celebrations BY TIFFANY PILCHER KICK off your Australia Day celebrations the right way with a breakfast or brunch with the Lions Clubs in Torquay and Anglesea. The Anglesea Lions Club will be hosting their traditional breakfast barbecue on the riverfront from 8am. An Australia Day ceremony, including the presentation of the Surf Coast Young Citizen of the Year Award, will begin at 9am. In Torquay, The Lions Club will hold their traditional barbecue brunch in Taylor Park from 10am. The brunch will also include the presentation of the Surf Coast Citizen of the Year as well as the Community Event of the Year awards, and a citizenship ceremony. Surf Coast mayor Rose Hodge said Australia
Day was an important opportunity to gather and to celebrate what made the country great. “We really are lucky to live in such an open, tolerant country with a spectacular natural environment,” Cr Hodge said. “These traits are particularly evident on the Surf Coast and that makes our home particularly special. “The efforts of our volunteers help us enjoy these celebrations in such wonderful locations and I thank both Lions Clubs for the effort they put into Australia Day every year.” Torquay Lions Club president Barry Mackie said this year’s celebrations would be the biggest and best yet. “Not only will our popular Bush Band and guests entertain the community gathered in Taylor Park, but our sausage sizzle will be gearing up for a real test as we provide free sausages and soft drinks, tea and coffee, for those in Taylor Park.”
Torquay Lions Club president Barry Mackie and Surf Coast mayor Rose Hodge, with Lions Club bush band members Trevor Seacombe, Kevin Egan and Alan Young performing Waltzing Matilda in Taylor Park ahead of their Australia Day celebrations in Torquay and Anglesea.
Torquay brigade looking for volunteers BY HAMISH BROOKS
Warren Mascoll at the Torquay Fire Station.
FOR anyone thinking about volunteering for the CFA, now could be the time you put your hand up. Torquay Fire Brigade is seeking potential new recruits and is running an information night on Tuesday January 21 starting at 7.30pm at the Torquay Fire Station, 19 Grossman’s Road. Torquay Fire Brigade Fourth Lieutenant Warren Mascoll said volunteering roles were open to men
and women, and didn’t necessarily involve frontline fire duties. “Fire fighting experience isn’t necessary as the CFA has a comprehensive training program taught to volunteers before they begin active service,” Mr Mascoll said. “Volunteers who are unable to perform active fire duties may be able to help with things like administration, equipment maintenance, restowing trucks after an incident, training, catering,
incident management, incident reporting, inventory, bookkeeping, team building, etc. Mr Mascoll said as a volunteer you were only expected to regularly attend training (once a week) and attend incidents you were available for. “We will have members on hand to answer any question you may have and there is no obligation to join if you attend,” he said. For more information or to express your interest contact Warren Mascoll on 0400 011 149.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
Series of Anglesea victories BY HAMISH BROOKS ANGLESEA SLSC won a Summer Surf Series event for the second week in a row on Sunday when they narrowly beat local club Jan Juc. The third round of the Summer Surf Series was held in testing conditions at Jan Juc SLSC. Anglesea finished with 266 points followed by Jan Juc on 243 and Ocean Grove SLSC third on 230 points. LSV coordinator of Sport Events Tom Mitchell said Sunday was a fantastic day of competition with lifesavers from interstate competing, along with LSV’s Californian rivals who were in Victoria competing for the Wieland Shield (see pages 13 and 143). “Our top lifesavers were joined by Queensland and New South Wales teams North Burleigh SLSC, Northcliffe SLSC and Manly LSC who braved the cooler Victorian waters and helped ignite further determination in Vic athletes,” he said. “It was great to welcome these interstate competitors who came down for last Friday’s Jim Wall Ironman and the Lorne SLSC Pier to Pub, for another exciting day of lifesaving sport in the surf and on the sand, including Victorian State Team representatives Harriet Brown and Trent Goulding.
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“It really made it a fantastic weekend of lifesaving, starting on the Friday evening, into Saturday and then finishing off on Sunday at Jan Juc.” The fourth round of the Summer Surf Series is on Sunday February 2 at Point Leo SLSC.
Tim Gates Classic Fun Run/Walk participants make their way up Fairhaven’s beach. INSET: Jane Gates, at the wheel, with daughter Sammy (winner Women’s Open 10 kilometre run) and Ben Crowe (winner Men’s Under 18 10 kilometre run) standing left and Matt Woods (winner Men’s Open five kilometre run).
Run honours Gates again BY HAMISH BROOKS
An Anglesea competitor runs into the water. Photos: EMMA@PAPERROSEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM.AU
FAIRHAVEN beach was packed on Sunday as 500 people ran or walked along it in memory of local surf lifesaving legend Tim Gates. Sunday was the third Tim Gates Classic Fun Run/Walk, which raises funds for the Tim Gates Foundation. The Tim Gates Foundation was established six years ago to raise and administer funds in the memory of a man who touched the lives of many people, but tragically died in a freak accident in the surf at Fairhaven. The Tim Gates Foundation is a not for profit trust, which will invest the funds and provide the income arising for the benefit of Fairhaven SLSC. The run/walk commemorates the values for which Tim stood and was passionate in instilling
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into the nippers and into the lives of young people with whom he came in contact. Tim and Jane Gates’ daughter Sammy won the 10 kilometre women’s open run. “This is an emotional and proud moment of course,” Sammy said. “I could not have tried harder because I was also representing my sisters Sarah and Emma who are overseas.” The winners were: Five kilometre run – Women: Under 18, Emma Mahon; Open, Catherine Randles; Masters, Di Guiney. Men: Under 18, Liam O’Callaghan; Open, Matt Woods; Masters, Mark Doughty. Ten kilometre run – Women: Under 18, Ella Baxter; Open, Sammy Gates; Masters, Patricia Galvin. Men: Under 18, Ben Crowe; Open, Luke Broadbent; Masters, Dominic Murphy.
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Seaside gardens feature in twilight event BY REBECCA LAUNER THREE inspiring seaside gardens will open to visitors for a special twilight event to celebrate the Australia Day weekend. The event includes Sunnymeade, Lewis garden and The Shack, which will open on Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26. The evening will also act as a fundraiser for the Anglesea Country Fire Authority and Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club. Opening for the first time, Sunnymeade, at 48 Harvey Street, Anglesea was created by the talented plantsman Peter Shaw. The formal design incorporates many noteworthy features such as extensive drystone walls, a sunken garden, hornbeam rondel, pleached hornbeam walk and a walled rose garden. Gravel tracks lead through a field of native grasses to an open lawn with shrubs sheltering beneath a canopy of local stringybarks. The beautiful stone walls soften the level changes around the house while Emu bush are clipped into ball shapes among beds of tough natives. The Lewis garden, at 2 Bronwyn Court, Anglesea is an exciting modern coastal garden of stylish design with excellent combinations of indigenous, native and exotic species. Unified by silver foliage and linked by shellgrit paths are banksias, correas, eremophilas and native grasses. Crabapples, echiums, lavenders, roses and succulents all add to this interesting garden. Water features include a small waterfall, creek and pond. The Shack, at 1 Purnell Street, Anglesea, is a vibrant young garden featuring an array of Australian plants and is a great example of a lowmaintenance garden around a coastal holiday home. Red kangaroo paws, showy fountain grass, abelias and scaevola are set off by focal points
including seats and sculpture. The Lewis garden, Sunnymeade and The Shack will open between 3pm and 8pm. Entry to each garden costs $7. Children under 18 are admitted free. For more information visit opengarden.org. au.
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RIGHT: The Lewis garden is an exciting modern coastal garden of stylish design. BELOW: Sunnymeade was created by talented plantsman Peter Shaw.
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Young Achiever Award nominations close soon BY JAMES TAYLOR
NOMINATIONS for the 2014 Victorian Young Achiever Awards close in less than a week, and the community has been encouraged to put forward a young person they know who is achieving great results or is actively involved. All young people, 28 years of age and under, who are making their mark in one of the eight categories are eligible to be nominated. Nominations are being sought for the:
• Minister for Youth Affairs Sustainability Award • AustralianSuper Career Kick Start Award • BASF Science and Technology Award • Academy Graphics Regional Achiever Award • Victorian Government’s Small Business Achievement Award • Saward Dawson Community Service and Volunteering Award, and • The Coffee Club Arts Award. The awards will be judged in midMarch and will culminate at a gala awards
presentation dinner on May 9 at Etihad Stadium. Finalists will be presented and winners announced in what will be a glittering affair, with more than 350 guests expected. Each category winner will receive a $2,000 prize grant and a trophy. One of the category winners will also be chosen as the Victorian Young Achiever of the Year and will receive another $2,000 prize grant. The 2013 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year was Daniel Flynn. He founded
Thankyou Water, which supports water projects in Cambodia, Myanmar, Kenya, Uganda and Sri Lanka. Nominations for the awards close on January 22. Forms and posters are available
from category sponsors, online at awardsaustralia.com/youngachiever-awards/vic/ or by phoning the Awards Office on 9720 1638 or emailing vicyaa@awardsaustralia. com.
To ﬁnd out what’s happening near you contact your local council or visit www.australiaday.vic.gov.au Last year’s young achiever award winners with Channel 7’s Amy Parks (rear, second from left), who was MC at the awards night.
Don’t throw it away, regift it to Red Cross BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Red Cross has suggested people less than thrilled with the Justin Bieber T-shirt from Aunt Shirley or the strange and somewhat embarrassing Kris Kringle from an anonymous workmate should not ditch it but regift it to a Red Cross Shop. Red Cross national retail marketing manager for Red Cross, Jayne-Anne Power, said not all of the gifts given this year will have hit the mark. “Research shows us that each Christmas, Australians spend more than $1 billion on unwanted gifts,” Ms Power said. “Instead of throwing unusable presents into the rubbish and adding to our landfill problem, why not re-gift them to any one of our 155 Red Cross Shops around Australia? “Our Red Cross retail shops are desperately looking for donations of unwanted clothing, homewares, toys and bric-a-brac to provide good quality stock for the New Year. “The proceeds from all shops go towards helping improve the lives of vulnerable people all around Australia and overseas.” Donations can be delivered to any Red Cross store during opening hours. “Unfortunately our stores cannot accept donations of electrical items, large furniture or mattresses and we ask people not to dump rubbish or leave large items outside the store,” Ms Power said. “If you think that an item is something that you might possibly buy yourself; then it’s OK. “If not, it’s probably rubbish and should be disposed of responsibly.” If you are unsure which items can be donated, phone 1800 339 888 for advice. For more information or to find the location of your nearest Red Cross shop, head to redcross. org.au/shops, phone 1800 339 888 or follow Red Cross Shops on Facebook at facebook.com/ RedCrossShops.
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Alternate Melbourne Cup holiday offered BY JAMES TAYLOR THE state government has written to regional councils, agricultural and pastoral show societies, Victorian Agricultural Shows and Country Racing Victoria to remind them that regional councils can nominate one full-day or two half-day local public holidays in all or part of their municipalities in lieu of Melbourne Cup Day. There were 18 local agricultural and pastoral shows or regional race days that were celebrated with alternative local public holiday arrangements in 2013. These included the Geelong Cup, which has again been gazetted for a public holiday in the City of Greater Geelong on October 24 of this year.
Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher said the option reflected the state government’s commitment to regional communities and to the growth and prosperity of regional Victoria. “The Coalition government’s amendment in 2011 to the Public Holidays Act 1993 restored the rights of regional councils to choose their own public holiday arrangements. “These changes allow local communities to celebrate local events that have long been cultural institutions for people in the region, such as local agricultural and pastoral shows or regional race days. “These events showcase the region’s resources and rich agricultural history, together with
enduring cultural institutions.” Ms Asher said the amendments did not change the overall number of public holidays across Victoria. “People in regional Victoria or metropolitan Melbourne are still entitled to the same number of public holidays each year. “However, the provision for alternative public holiday arrangements gives regional and rural communities the chance to acknowledge days of local significance in a distinctive way.” Regional areas that do not nominate an alternative holiday will retain the Melbourne Cup Day holiday on November 4. Councils must request alternate arrangements for Melbourne Cup Day by August 6.
Before he was Geelong mayor: Darryn Lyons at the 2013 Geelong Cup. Photo: WARWICK TUCKER
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BY TIFFANY PILCHER
Artist Susan Sutton with a work she exhibited at the 2013 Lorne Lions Club Easter Art Show. The Lions Club is calling for new sponsors to aid the 43-year-old show.
THE much-loved Lorne Lions Club annual Easter Art Show is under threat without the support of new sponsors. The show is now in its 43rd year and is the principal fundraiser for the Lions Club. It aims to support local and regional artists by providing exposure, and the wider community by donating the funds raised to local charities and organisations. Since the show’s inception, more than $500,000 has been donated to the Lorne community. However, sponsorship has been falling off in recent years, jeopardising the future of the show. Lorne Lions Club president Stephen Hishion said any individual, business or organisation interested in sponsoring the art show should
contact the club. “There are different levels of sponsorship and we’re open to discussing any number of options,” Mr Hishion said. “It takes the Lions Club a lot of effort and a lot of money to put the show on. “We have to put our hands in our pockets each year to hold the show but the point of it is to raise more money to put into the community. “This is a wonderful opportunity for coastal businesses to get some exposure as well as give back by helping generate money for the local community.” The Lorne Lions Club Easter Art Show will be open each day over Easter at the Lorne Senior Citizens Centre. For more information contact Marg Cartledge on 0408 599 336 or email lornelions.artshow@ gmail.com.
Sand, sun and summer holiday sewage PACKED beaches and queues of traffic are two of the most visible signs the summer tourist crowd has hit the region. But one of the lesser known impacts on our normally quiet coastal towns can be seen at Barwon Water’s water reclamation plants. As the population swells so too does the amount of sewage flowing into the plants – in one case, at more
than four times the rate of the off-season. Barwon Water operations manager Ian Davis said while many workforces wound down over the holiday period, it was a particularly busy time at the region’s water reclamation plants. “Visitors generate an additional six million litres of sewage a day across the corporation’s coastal plants,” Mr Davis said.
“Flows at Anglesea, Portarlington and Apollo Bay have more than doubled, while Lorne is experiencing inflows 3.5 times higher than usual,” he said. “The plant at Aireys Inlet is processing more than four times the amount of sewage it would outside the summer peak.” Mr Davis said despite the increases, all plants were designed for summer flows and operating within
capacity. He reminded visitors and residents to avoid putting fats, oils, food scraps, chemicals and hygiene products into the sewerage system. Such items can cause blockages and lead to overflows. Barwon Water services about 295,000 permanent residents across the region, but at this time of year the figure climbs to about 515,000 people.
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Dog bites tourist Dear Editor To the person whose dog bit an English tourist on Whites Beach on Saturday. You should be ashamed of yourself. You told the victim: “He never usually bites”, and then ignored him when he asked where the closest medical centre was located, and did not even check the wound site. Luckily, I met the man on the beach, his leg was very sore and he had a long way to go on it. I arranged transport (my husband) to get him to the doctors, who kindly stayed late to attend to the young man. Next time, your “perfect” dog could bite a young child. The dog could very well be destroyed if you don’t manage to keep it under control. Mel Torquay
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different approach, using the existing copper lines for the last few hundred metres into the home and the HFC networks originally built to carry pay television. This multi-technology mix model will cost $41 billion, $32 billion cheaper than Labor’s plan. It will deliver 25 mbps to 43 per cent of Australians by 2016, 50 mbps to 91 per cent of homes by 2019 and be completed in 2020. Most importantly, broadband prices would be much lower than under Labor’s plan which would require price rises of up to 80 per cent given the massive capital over-investment. The road ahead for NBN Co is challenging, but our model will save over $30 billion and ensure our community has access to high-speed internet three years earlier.
Dear Editor, Many people in Corangamite, those in Torquay and Jan Juc, struggle with sub-standard internet. Fast and accessible internet is so important. That’s why the Coalition’s approach to the National Broadband Network makes the most sense. While it would be nice for the government to install the world’s best internet to every home, the cost to taxpayers would be unaffordable, and the rollout much slower than claimed. Labor’s plan would have cost $73 billion, not the $44 billion stated. By 2016 only 22 per cent of Australians would have 25 megabits per second (mbps) of broadband; by 2019 only 57 per cent would have 50 mbps. It would be rolled out by 2024, missing its completion date by three years. A recent review by the NBN Co recommended a
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In addition, the Victorian energy market does not need the power from Anglesea, especially given the health costs associated with its operation. It is time for the state government to acknowledge the health and climate impacts of this coal mine and power plant, to close them down and to seek other more sustainable options along this windy coast. Regina Gleeson Anglesea
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by the spectacular ocean. I urge Ocean Grove residents to approach the council to plant nature strip trees in your street. If we all expressed a desire for this change, the council may be able to budget for further greening. Two of the plants generally approved by the council for nature strip planting are Corymbia ficifolia and Agonis flexuosa “Burgundy”.
Dear Editor, Ocean Grove is a fabulous place to live. It is a favoured town for tourists who enjoy the pleasures of visiting a seaside village. We have an ideal combination of curious history and modern convenience. The trouble is much of Ocean Grove has the appearance of city suburbia. This could be addressed by filling our streets with greenery, like tea-trees or council approved small eucalypts. When you visit the older part of Point Lonsdale, the atmosphere of beachside relaxation is embodied in the tree-lined streets. This could be possible throughout Ocean Grove too. With council approval, suitable, non-aggressive trees could be planted on every nature strip, flourishing and transforming the bare, unadorned streets within a few years into a visually lush haven. Our plain, unadorned streets could have the appearance of a beautiful sanctuary township nestled
The news of the rapid departure of Alcoa is a worry for the Geelong workers employed there and more sustainable and less polluting options for Geelong need to be considered to replace the three companies in twentieth century industries, which are no longer able to perform in the market place: Ford, Shell and Alcoa. Anglesea residents are also worried about the possible continued operation of Alcoa’s open cut coal mine and power plant abutting the town’s edge. Many residents have raised concerns regarding the pollution from Alcoa’s Anglesea operations, which are less than one kilometre from homes and the primary school. Sulphur dioxide, mercury, arsenic and coal dust particulates among other toxins are blowing along the Surf Coast and Geelong every day. International and local medical and scientific literature tells us there are significant health risks associated with living beside the mine and power station. When Point Henry closes, we do not believe that the continued pollution and the adverse health impacts that result, justify the continuing operation of the power station. Very few jobs will be created if the power station is a standalone electricity generator.
The state government’s plan to sell land at Jan Juc Reserve is just another attempt to bleed money from the Torquay community. The state government has a record of taking from the Torquay community without giving anything back. They bought the old Torquay school site (now Torquay Central Shopping Centre) for a nominal price in 1910 and sold it for millions. The Torquay community wanted part of the site for communal use but no, the government pocketed a huge profit and gave nothing back. They bought the old police station site in the 1950s at a nominal price because Torquay was desperate for a permanent police presence. Selling it back to the council at market value in the last few years has earned them a healthy return. It was just another case of the state government profiting from Torquay without giving anything back. I would like Andrew Katos to acquaint the state government with the fact that they are there to serve the people. They would best serve the people of Torquay by transferring the ownership of land at Jan Juc Reserve to the Surf Coast Shire gratis. It is time they gave the Torquay community something back. Spencer Leighton Torquay
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goldfields. Melbourne’s businessmen had been making a tidy profit out-fitting and supplying the diggers with stores and equipment. They did not want the source of their riches going to Geelong, so they hatched up a false map showing that Ballarat was nearer to Melbourne than Geelong. This map was distributed far and wide around Australia and overseas to lure the gold seekers away from Geelong and encourage them to return to Melbourne to spend their gold in pubs, music halls, tailoring establishments, and places of accommodation. And so, dear reader, Geelong never did become the commercial capital of the cosmos. But we can be thankful that the furtive false map saved Geelong from out-growing Melbourne. Sometimes, second can be better than first.
Great car show Dear Editor, Well done Drysdale Cricket Club on a great car show and cruise night. The Saturday cruise night saw over 120 cars cruise the Bellarine, from Drysdale to Portarlington and St Leonards, finishing back at the Drysdale clubrooms for tea. On Sunday, many families and holidaymakers came to see more than 300 cool old cars. Well done also to Mal and Gayle from Drysdale Autopro for supporting the event. David Old school street cars
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Dear Editor, Cycling from Western Beach on an idyllic day we were enjoying the peaceful vista of Corio Bay right around to Geelong Grammar School and beyond. Outward bound we passed the bollards where James Harrison, a local newspaper editor, and his contemporaries were also contemplating the pleasant scene. On the return ride, observing the Hovells Creek area, Eastern Park, and the Bellarine Peninsula it seems that not a lot has changed since the 1840s. Vast open spaces still remain. Geelong has emerged from the old port town but its origins are still visible. How very different this all might have been! By 1848, Geelong had overtaken Melbourne in the value of exports to such an extent that the gleeful local paper had proclaimed that Geelong was “the commercial capital and therefore must be regarded as the pivot on which the commercial world turned”. This riled the Melbourne merchants who thought Geelong was becoming too big for its boots. The rivalry escalated when prospectors began coming ashore at Geelong to begin their trek to the Ballarat
Dear Editor, I was 13 years old when I realised I was gay. At the time the word “gay” was most commonly used to mean “bad” or “weak” or “disgusting”. This is what I thought I was. This is what I thought people would think of me. I grew up in a small regional town, and played Aussie Rules football from a young age. The footy club felt like the one place I would never be able to come out. I went to great lengths to hide who I was, never getting involved in conversations about relationships or what I was doing on the weekends out of fear I would be found out. Looking back at that period of my life, if I had known of a gay footballer like me, that he could have come out to his teammates and local community and it wouldn’t be a big deal; that would have made a world of difference to me. That was why I decided to share my story publicly, becoming the first openly gay Aussie Rules player,
and also start a petition on change.org calling on the AFL to do more to tackle homophobia. Since then, the AFL has played No To Homophobia advertisements on the big screen at matches, and the AFL Players Association launched a national antihomophobia campaign featuring some of the biggest stars of the game. The AFL has also introduced sexual orientation to its anti-vilification and discrimination policies, and my story will be used as a case study in the education of both elite and grassroots footballers into the future. I’m honoured to have been crowned with the title of Festival Champion for Midsumma in 2014; Victoria’s premier queer arts and culture festival. It’s a festival that shows off what the GLBTI (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex) community has to offer Victoria, and is an amazing opportunity for all of us to celebrate diversity. It runs from January 12 to February 2 (midsumma.org.au). I’m particularly proud to see sport a prominent feature in the 2014 program, including a sporting precinct at the carnival supported by beyondblue. I’m also excited that AFL will be on offer at the Team Melbourne Midsumma Sports Day. This is another great step towards making AFL and sport in general a more safe and inclusive space for the GLBTI community. I would like to see a future where more rural events are organised as part of this annual festival, to celebrate diversity right across the state, and to build a GLBTI community that is happier, healthier and more resilient. Jason Ball Australian Rules footballer, beyondblue ambassador and Midsumma Champion The opinions expressed here are the opinions of the letter writers exclusively and do not express the views of the Editor or Surf Coast News Pty Ltd. Letters to the Editor may be submitted to the Surf Coast Times and Bellarine Times by writing to PO Box 714, Torquay, Vic, 3228 or email: email@example.com or fax: 5264 8413. Your letters should not exceed 250 words. Please provide your name, address and telephone number, which may be withheld from publication on request. As publication space is limited we may not be able to publish all letters received. We also reserve the right to edit letters that we publish.
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One million tested BY REBECCA LAUNER POLICE administered more than one million random breath tests to motorists across Australia and New Zealand during the Christmas holidays. Jon White, chief executive officer of the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, revealed the figures following road safety operation, Operation Crossroads, which police jurisdictions held during the Christmas holiday period. During the 12-day operation, more than one million road users were tested for alcohol and, in jurisdictions where legislation was in place, nearly 5,700 drivers were screened for drugs. Of those tested for alcohol, 3,473 were charged with drink driving offences and 546 drivers tested positive for drugs. Operation Crossroads is an initiative of Police Commissioners in Australia and New Zealand to reduce road trauma over the holiday periods by raising awareness of road safety issues in particular targeting the ‘big five’ causes – drink/drug driving, speeding, fatigue, distraction and not wearing seatbelts.
Send in your shots of transport growing pains BY JAMES TAYLOR RACV members have been asked to capture their vision of transport in the state’s country areas as part of the Regional Growing Pains project. The motoring association is seeking photographs that feature roads, public transport, walking, bike riding or any form of transport that people use. “A photo can often say more than a thousand words, and RACV is wanting Victorians to photograph what moves them in regional areas to help us show what works, what doesn’t work and what needs improving,” RACV manager of public transport and mobility Thanuja Gunatillake said. “Your photo could show transport that you use regularly and meets your needs, a missing transit link in your area, or a particular problem location that you encounter.” Entries in the competition will be shortlisted by three RACV judges, based on the photo’s creativity, style and the ability of the photo to represent transport in regional Victoria. The public will then be able to vote for their favourite finalist. Entries may be published in the Regional Growing Pains report, which will be published mid-year, while the winning photographer (as voted by the public) will also receive a $500 RACV voucher. Ms Gunatillake said the photo competition was another way for regional residents to have input into the project. “RACV’s Regional Growing Pains project is investigating the future transport needs for regional areas. “We’ve already heard from hundreds of people at
face-to-face consultations and almost 8,000 people responded to our survey.” Photos can be taken on any device but must be high resolution, at least 300 DPI and less than 8Mb. Entries can be posted to RACV Regional Photo Competition, Public Policy, RACV, 550 Princes Highway, Noble Park, 3174 or emailed to
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The Geelong Ring Road in Waurn Ponds. The RACV is investigating transport needs in 10 regional Victorian areas, including the City of Greater Geelong.
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DRIVERS are now using a new three kilometre section of carriageway in a significant section of the Princes Highway. The stretch of road, between Waltons Road and just west of Hendy Main Road, has opened up and is part of the jointly funded $220 million federal and state duplication of the Princes Highway. Major construction commenced in March 2011 and when complete, the new road will be a four lane divided highway between Geelong and Winchelsea, with three-metre shoulders and a wide median providing a safer and more reliable
route for everyone. Minister for Roads, Terry Mulder, said VicRoads had moved traffic successfully three times so far: in Winchelsea; at Buckley; and through Waurn Ponds. “Traffic has moved from the existing carriageway to the new carriageway allowing VicRoads’ contractor, BMD Constructions, to upgrade the existing lanes,” Mr Mulder said. “Motorists will continue to travel the highway with reduced speed limits in place and are asked to drive with care as traffic will be travelling in both directions on the new carriageway.” Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson, said significant changes would also
be noticeable at the intersection at Barrabool Road and Considines Road as a result of the move. “Drivers are asked to take care and pay attention with changes to speed limits, signs and line-marking,” Ms Henderson said. “Further switches are proposed along the 23-kilometre stretch between Geelong and Winchelsea, which will result in regular changes in traffic conditions. “Drivers are asked to continue to drive safely in the construction zones, obeying all speed limits and traffic signs.” The project continues to progress with a finish date expected this year.
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Elishia Atta and Stacey Polios enjoy some of the day’s eponymous fare. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
More than 30,00 people flocked through the gates at the mussel festival.
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Many a one for mussels BY REBECCA LAUNER PORTARLINGTON Mussel Festival president Richard Underwood said last weekendâ€™s event went â€œsensationallyâ€? after drawing another record crowd. Mr Underwood said the festivalâ€™s gate taking was up on last year for what was the most â€œhassle freeâ€? and â€œsmoothestâ€? events to date. â€œThe lord looked after us with beautiful sunny weather and sea breezes and we had tremendous feedback about the new layout, how we opened it up so the crowd flowed through better,â€? Mr Underwood said. â€œAgain, the volunteers were sensational with their commitment and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.â€? Mr Underwood said while organisers put so much time and hard work into making the festival a success, seeing people enjoy themselves was rewarding in itself. The festival is a great drawcard for Portarlington and continues to get bigger, with a crowd of more than 30,000 joining in on the fun last Saturday. Mussel festival punters pile on to Portarlingtonâ€™s iconic pier.
Festival president Richard Underwood.
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Dam, it’s not a swimming pool SOUTHERN Rural Water is reminding all landowners in the district to ensure the safety of children and visitors around dams this summer. On average, five to six children drown in farm dams and water bodies each year in Australia. Most are under five years of age, and one third are visitors to the farm. “Swimming in dams and drains can be particularly dangerous, because they are often deep, and have slippery edges,” general manager of groundwater and rivers Craig Parker said. “And after a reasonable spring, many dams are full or at least partly full.
“We urge everyone – not only parents of children, but also farm managers, workers and visitors – to be extra careful around dams this summer. “A dam is not a swimming pool.” Southern Rural Water has more than 3,000 dams registered across the southern half of Victoria, and estimates there are thousands more smaller domestic and stock dams on farms and properties. Farmsafe Australia says drowning accounts for around 35-40 per cent of all child farm deaths, with farm dams being by far the most common site and children under five years at the greatest risk. Its research indicates that on average, only one in
two farms has a fenced house yard secure enough to prevent a young child under five years wandering off without the help of an adult. It has a resource kit available online with ideas for creating a safe play area, including: • Secure fencing • Have interesting play items available, like balls and sand pits • Covering other water hazards near the house like troughs and old tanks For more information, please contact Southern Rural Water on 1300 139 510 or visit farmsafe.org.au.
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Composting gains momentum with sustainable farmers BY DEAN WEBSTER CAMPERDOWN Compost Company (CCC) is turning the regionâ€™s waste into beautiful and rich compost on farms all over the Surf Coast and Bellarine. The sustainable practice is improving soil structure, soil quality, nutrient and moisture holding ability. The company began around 16 years ago when CCC first began composting at its site near Camperdown in South West Victoria. Receiving organic wastes from all over Victoria, co-founders Tony Evans and Nick Routson produced compost which was used in a range of industries including landscaping, horticulture and other farming. Six years ago, during discussions with a local dairy farmer, the men decided to make compost on the dairy farm itself, utilising the waste streams produced on a dairy farm with the finished compost spread over the pastures in place of the typical synthetic fertilisers. That same farm today continues to produce compost, saving thousands of dollars on chemical fertilisers, but with the added benefits of a reduction of up to 90 per cent of herbicides and pesticides, according to CCC's Tony Martin. â€œThey have seen their soil and pasture quality dramatically improve and vet bills reduce with their cows lapping up the nutrient rich grass,â€? Mr Martin said. â€œFast forward to today and there will be nearly 150 dairy farms on the Camperdown books making compost for their pastures on over 35,000 hectares of farm land. â€œCompost can be applied to a wide range of farms including sheep, beef, flower, vegetable, vineyards, olive and cropping. â€œOnce the compost is made, CCC helps the farms integrate the compost into their fertiliser programs.â€? Farmers talk and over the last couple of years many farms around the region have been asking about how to make compost on their farms. With this in mind, CCC has developed a system of
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Get your kicks with Taekwondo TAEKWONDO simply translated means â€œthe hand and foot wayâ€?. The art itself can be dated back centuries from its origins in Korea and as well as holding strong traditions, has been able to grow and progress throughout the years. From its introduction into the Olympic Games in 1988, the sport sparring component has developed dramatically into a dynamic fighting style, which incorporates speed and agility, but it is also a martial art that anyone can enjoy. Taekwondo is well known for its fast, flashy kicks but being the Korean militaryâ€™s self defence style demonstrates another side. Students can learn realistic self defence techniques as well as seeing increased fitness, flexibility and confidence. â€œEveryone should learn how to defend themselves and by learning martial arts it becomes instinct if the
Isabela Stammers at Elite Taekwondo.
situation ever arises,â€? Alistair Lawson, owner of Elite Taekwondoâ€™s Torquay branch, said. â€œI have trained in martial arts for 30 years and have found that the skills and discipline I have attained have helped shape me to be a very positive person.â€? Elite Taekwondo has clubs in Torquay and Geelong and runs classes to suit people aged four and above. Classes are a great way to help achieve a number of benefits from fitness to flexibility, confidence to discipline. As a life style and fitness choice, martial arts have stood the test of time and have always offered something for everyone. Classes in Torquay run on Monday and Thursday nights with your first lesson being offered free throughout January. For more details on phone Alistair on 0422 353 723 or visit elitetaekwondoaustralia.com.au.
Elite Taekwondo Torquayâ€™s Alistair Lawson side kicks.
A fantastic team dancing into 2014 WOW, what a fantastic year itâ€™s been at Bellarine Academy of Dance. Its students received fantastic results for their ballet exams, all students won places at all the dance eisteddfods and their annual performance at GPAC was a wonderful student showcase thoroughly enjoyed by all. They have also been busy with their new Facebook page, and their new Pilates matwork classes are a fantastic addition to the school. Bellarine Academy of Dance is a local success story, opening in 1999 with two classes it has now grown to over 40 classes in both Torquay and Ocean Grove plus their new Pilates classes. Their passion for teaching dance and extensive qualifications in dance and teaching young children means their students receive the best dance training with the care and knowledge of developing children in a fun and friendly environment. Their students learn the correct technique from three years to adult in classical ballet, contemporary and jazz and are committed to being the best dancer they can be and their results have shown this. All their ballet students received Distinction and High Merit for their Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams. The new exam syllabus is lots of fun to dance and the students were inspired to reach their best. Eighteen students competed in four dance festivals this year, locally and in Melbourne. All 18 students placed in every section they entered. A big congratulations â€“ lots of new trophies on the shelf. Their annual concert was a lot of fun. The entire school performed the story of Peter Pan. There were crocodiles, fairies, fish and the senior ballet students acted and danced more like professionals than high school students.
Comments like: â€œI loved the concert so much, I want to do another concertâ€? are such a highlight and makes all those hours of hard work in class and at home worthwhile. If we werenâ€™t busy enough, we now offer Pilates matwork classes for all ages and abilities. The matwork classes are designed to strengthen and tone the whole body and their classes teach the correct technique, which shows results faster and promotes continued health. Weâ€™ll be adding a ball circle band class in 2014 and a Pilates ballet barre class later in the year so this new addition to the school is very exciting. Their new themed dance play classes for three to five-year-olds have been a huge hit with their budding dancers. Performing their tip toe walks with a diamonte tiara like a princess was a class favourite, closely followed by ballet walks along the tightrope in their circus class. Bellarine Academy of Dance has some new Dance Play 4 themes coming in 2014 and according to the staff, putting it all together is one of the really fun parts of teaching these classes. â€œTeaching these gorgeous little children and watching them grow throughout their dancing year is such a blessing and then seeing them graduate and go off to university or to dance careers â€“ theyâ€™re like our own children.â€? Director Kellie Williamson and staff member Monique Sendeckyj teach approximately half the classes each and have made a fantastic team since 2007. With such amazing results last year, 2014 is going to be even better. Enrolments are open for 2014 classes. Phone Kellie Williamson on 0418 404 543 or kellie@ bellarinedance.com.au or check out their Facebook Bellarine Academy of Dance pupils prior to a performance. page.
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Some of Allegonda Deppe’s students perform.
Have a dance with DIP DANCE Initiative Productions’ (DIP) Fairy Ballet Dance Class is a fantastic opportunity to introduce your pre-schooler to creative dancing in a supportive group environment. Over the year, classes focus on exploring children’s imaginations through gentle exercises incorporating basic ballet techniques, as well as learning beautiful dance routines to perform in the Annual Dance Concert. DIP welcomes all new students – boys and girls. Term 1 commences Wednesday January 29 - ages 2 to 3, 9.30-10am; ages 4 to 5, 10-10.30am. DIP also offers the now-celebrated Burlesque Dance Course open to ladies of all ages (18 and above). This is a fun, creative, productive and highly structured program that nurtures and works with students progressively over eight months. Students are given the chance to learn new dance
skills and participate in learning and performing group dance routines. Join Dance Initiative Productions and allow yourself to be taken on an exciting journey where they encourage you to grow as a person and a dancer, build self-confidence and develop new friendships. “For me Burlesque has been a time to discover who I am, to feel happy, celebrate being a woman and my curves, and my age,” a student from 2013 said. The course is open to ladies aged 18 and above. Beginner to intermediate level classes are available, beginning Monday February 3 - classes are weekly. Applications for enrolment close Monday, January 27. Classes held at the Potato Shed Dance Studio – 41 Peninsula Drive, Drysdale. To enrol contact principal Sally Pearson via email, email@example.com, or call 0418 179 871.
THE Ballet School is located at the Potato Shed in Drysdale and classes are conducted Tuesday through to Friday evenings during the school term. All students are invited to take part in the end of year performance held in the theatre at the Potato Shed early in December, as well as special dance incentive events conducted by Cecchetti Ballet Australia. Students have the opportunity to sit for the Cecchetti Grade and Major level examinations; however, these are not compulsory. The Ballet School, now in its sixth year, prides itself on providing a friendly and creative environment where students have the opportunity to discover the joys of dance and movement. The school caters for the recreational dancer who may be looking to experience a ballet class one day per week, as well as the young students who aspire to make ballet their vocation and therefore require a more intensive training program. The staff are made up of qualified and government accredited teachers, with the school catering for girls and boys aged five and above. Enrolment numbers are limited in order to maintain personalised tuition. Former students of Allegonda Deppe have gone on to full-time vocational dance studies and are now dancing professionally or are teaching dance. Others have gone on to other vocations where their dance studies have proved invaluable. Ballet assists with right and left brain development, spatial reasoning, memory, listening skills and critical thinking – all these
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Join the Fairey and enjoy the benefits of dance BEC Fairey Dance has a dance class for all ages including adults. Classes consist of beginner up to advanced, in hip hop, jazz, ballet, contemporary and acrobatics. Bec Fairey Dance holds classes in three locations: Leopold, Barwon Heads and Hamlyn Heights. Dance is hugely beneficial to anyone when they train their body and mind in concentration, coordination and fitness. It’s a combination of creativity and exercise. Tiny tots learn through music to follow instruction, body awareness and group interaction. Children from prep through to teens learn to listen and focus through connecting with their favourite music. Confidence to perform and be proud of themselves in front of others and to learn the value of hard work and still have fun are other benefits.
Aerosport Allstars students with a trophy.
Adults can discover a fantastic way to exercise and release stress, improve flexibility and core work, and build confidence and have a laugh. Visit becfaireydance.com.au for classes and timetable. For enquiries contact Bec on 0423 663 317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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AEROSPORT Allstars aerobics, gymnastics and dance studio has fostered state, national and world champions as well as many long-lasting friendships formed during dance and gymnastics classes. The studio’s teachers pride themselves in developing a positive and fun environment for their classes. This year brings new cheer classes, which cater for beginners to advanced, as well as new adult dance classes. Hip-hop classes are available for boys and girls with both competitive and non-competitive lessons open to primary- and secondary-school-age children as well as open-age students. Junior, teen/tween dance classes are also available. Aerosport Allstars prides itself in offering a Dance for all Class, for those with special needs.
DI MAKINGS has been singing for nearly 25 years. She loves it so much she wants to share the joy with others. “I love singing, it makes me feel good, it’s uplifting, and it makes other people happy. “I teach singing from my home in Torquay and absolutely love the joy that it brings to my students and to me. “I wondered how I could further myself with this and spread my love of this craft among our singers of the future. “A glee club came to mind,
Classes are held at two fantastic locations – Torquay and Grovedale. The studio will host an open and registration day from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday January 22, at 12 Essington Street, Grovedale. The day will feature free activities, so prospective students and their parents are invited to join in the fun. All new 2014 registrations on the day will receive a free club water bottle. With so much happening in 2014 at Aerosport Allstars, including new competitions and performance opportunities, prospective students should book now for the limited spaces available in most classes. More information is available at aerosportallstars. com.au or by phoning the club on 5245 8777 or emailing email@example.com.
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and I have been excited ever since.” Ms Makings said the Torquay Glee Club will commence on February 4. It will run every Tuesday afternoon (school terms) from 4-5pm at Spring Creek Community House. “We will be performing at festivals and markets. “Performing live is so much fun and so rewarding. I would love to see our budding singers kick off their career with Torquay’s new glee club.” To find out more phone 0438 614 308.
Perth rockers Jebediah are heading to the coast to perform at the Barwon Heads Hotel and the Torquay Hotel this month.
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FOR the first time in almost two decades, quintessential Aussie alt rockers Jebediah are returning to Torquay, but not without a stop in Barwon Heads first. After starting out as teens playing at school formals, Jebediah has become one of the country’s most recognisable and well-loved acts. Fronted by Kevin Mitchell, who also moonlights as solo artist Bob Mitchell, the Perth group has had a string of hits including “Leaving Home”, “Animal” and more recently, “She’s Like a Comet”. Their heartfelt megahit “Harpoon” was the first song to chart twice in the same triple j Hottest 100
in 1998 with the original version and a cover by Something for Kate. Guitarist Chris Daymond said the group is keen to get back to their roots on this tour. “We haven’t been to Torquay since the early 90s, it’s been far too long between drinks. “I prefer those smaller shows when it’s just a room full of people who are choosing to see you rather than being on a major festival bill. “You know they’re actually keen to see you, you’re not just one of a hundred bands on offer so you get so much more from them and we can give so much more back.” It’s been two years since Jebediah released their latest album, Kosciuszko, and Daymond said the band
is gearing up to write some new music soon. “It feels really good to be back together. We’d love to start doing another record. We don’t want to do another Kosciuszko, it was a great album and we love it but you have to keep challenging yourself. “I’ve been really attracted to concept albums over the past few years, which is something we haven’t touched before. Kev would really have to be on board though given he’s the lyricist, so maybe it’s something I’ll float and see where it goes from there.” Despite a hiatus from 2006 to 2010, the band has consistently worked together through changing personal and professional circumstances from new families to burgeoning solo careers. Daymond said their democratic approach is the
key to their longevity. “It’s a testament to our friendship that we don’t get too focused on our individual creative ideas. “That can cause a bit of pressure and we used to argue about it a lot more than we do now. “It’s been half a lifetime, we’re all very different people now and we’re all really grateful to have been allowed to make music for as long as we have. “If it was to all end tomorrow I’d be really happy with what we’ve been able to do.” Jebediah is playing at the Barwon Heads Hotel tomorrow night and at the Torquay Hotel on Friday January 24. Tickets are available from oztix.com.au and the venues.
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Warralily full of summer events BY DEAN WEBSTER AS THE weather begins to heat up, so does the family fun on offer at Warralily this summer. During January and February, Warralily is offering families plenty of fun-filled activities to enjoy from yoga in the park and kids activities at the display villages as well of some extravaganzas like the T-Park launch. Warralily’s sales and marketing manager Sally Steinkrug said summer at Warralily had an exciting schedule of fun events designed for the whole family to enjoy. “We are really looking forward to this year’s summer events calendar. “It’s two months of jammed packed fun and also provides an opportunity for those newly moved in families to come down and meet their neighbours. And for our established community members, (it’s) a chance to catch up while the kids are kept entertained. “Just last weekend we met Scooby Doo, Buzz Lightyear and Elmo and this weekend we are lucky enough to be meeting Dora the Explorer and Bob the Builder. “I think Elmo might be coming back to say hi to all the kids again too. “Throughout January and February we will have mini golf, face painting, balloon sculpting, Australia Day activities, birdhouse building and an afternoon market with a goldilocks and the three bears pantomime. “We haven’t forgotten the parents though with yoga classes and Chi Kung classes to assist in de-
stressing the mind over the school holidays and once school starts. “These classes are being held in the T Park on Warralily Coast and the Warralily Parkland, just off Barwon Heads Road.” Ms Steinkrug said the events calendar will be topped off in February with the official opening of Warralily Coast’s T-Park on the February 8. “The official opening will be a beach party theme and include face painting, barbecue, sand sculpture building, jumping castle and more.” More information on the events can be found by visiting warralily.com.au or by following Warralily’s community Facebook page facebook. com/warralily.
Elmo, at a recent Warralily event, is expected to return this summer.
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Reg Mombassa and Pete Doherty will perform as Dog Trumpet alongside other celebrated Australian artists at 13th Beach Golf Links’ Music to a Tee event next Thursday.
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SOME of Australia’s finest musicians and artists are set to swing into 13th Beach Golf Links next week for a new music event to be held in conjunction with the Hundred Hole Hike. While golfers make their way through 100 holes of golf to raise money for Karingal’s acquired brain injury programs, Music to a Tee will be rocking at the finish line. The concert will feature Goanna’s Shane Howard, Reg Mombassa and Pete Doherty’s Dog Trumpet, Michael Stangel, Sally Dastey and more. An art auction will also be held with Reg Mombassa and Pete Doherty’s Mambo Art, a
limited edition framed and autographed Goanna poster and more. There will also be a waterslide, hula hoop workshop and activities for the kids. “It is pretty unique to have musicians and golfers banding together – but it is a great cause and one that everyone is passionate about,” Karingal Foundation executive officer Caroline Moore said. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off the Australia Day long-weekend than relaxing with the family on the lawns at 13th Beach, having a barbecue dinner and witnessing some of the country’s finest acts up close and personal.” Music to a Tee will be held on Thursday January 23, tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for concession
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Hard to say, easy to drink AS WE head deeper into summer and the New Year gets under way, it’s a great time to explore new white wine varieties. One that’s been on the radar for a few years now getting listings in many good restaurants and shelf time in good bottle shops is a variety from Austria that as the heading suggests is hard to say, but very easy to drink! The name? Grüner Veltliner (pronounced “Grooner Veltleaner”). Presumed to be indigenous to Austria, the grape actually takes its name (Veltlin) from Valtellina in the north of Italy; however, there has been no proven link between the two. Grüner means green. Interest in the variety took root, so to speak, in the 1930s with better vine training methods applied to established vines to bring out the best in the associated crops, resulting in much better quality fruit being harvested that went on to produce substantially better wines. However, real interest in the modern era began when a special tasting held by Masters of Wine luminaries Jancis Robinson and Tim Atkin showed spectacular results with some top quality Grüner’s outperforming top class Grand Cru white Burgundies! The better quality wines are usually grown on terraces like the Riesling vines along the Rhine and can be very pure and take on a mineral slant, allowing them to age well over a long period with a flavour profile of green apple, citrus and pear best summing it up with hints of spice, white pepper and again, that mineral slant. There are some small holdings of the grape grown in Australia in the Adelaide Hills and Canberra wine regions but the variety is still really only just finding its feet at the moment in our country as most people are only just starting to discover it. Generally, the wines are around 12.5 per cent in alcohol content. This is good. I’ve been drinking a few whites around this level lately and I like the slightly lower alcohols, much lighter and easier drinking, especially at this time of year. Here’s two very good examples to get you started, one very fresh and the other lovely and textural. Enjoy!
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organic and/or biodynamic. This wine comes from the terraces in the Kemstral appellation and is a richer, more textural style (maybe they should call it “Svelte”-liner!) that presents an evenly spread flavour profile that is somewhat akin to the acidity of a dry Riesling, mixed with the mineraliness of a Pinot Grigio, and the fresh fruit vibrancy of a Sauvignon Blanc.
Fred Loimer ‘Lois’ Osterreich Grüner Veltliner 2012 ($24) Just looking at this wine, it screams freshness and is verdantly green and vibrant. This is a more youthful, “drink now” style with pungent herbaceous fruit characters to the fore and a nice cleansing acidity and mineraliness on the soft finish. Clean and elegant, this wine too is produced biodynamically with a deep respect for the surrounding natural environment in the Kamptal Valley region. Excellent summer drinking for sure.
ART and music lovers are in for a treat at Salt Contemporary Art in Queenscliff this month. Salt Contemporary Art is extending a warm invitation to come and enjoy an exhibition of new paintings by Sue Anderson and Bridgit Thomas. The exhibition, which runs until January 23, includes paintings of Indented Head, Swan Bay and the Enterprize. Also, Lounge @ Salt will host indie darlings, Skipping Girl Vinegar, before they head off to the USA to complete their new album. Celebrated songwriters, their recent acclaimed album ‘Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey’ received extensive play on triple j and made many album of the year lists both here and in the USA. SGV deliver their unique hobo-pop sound rich with melody and classic sing-along choruses. Wowing audiences in the USA and at many of Australia’s premier festivals, including Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Woodford, Port Fairy and many more, this heart-warming band is a must see experience. Skipping Girl Vinegar will perform at the Lounge @ Salt, 33-35 Hesse St, Queenscliff, on Saturday January 25 at 8pm.
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Sepp Moser Grüner Veltliner Von Den Terrassen 2011 ($25) A grand Austrian estate established in 1848 that these days is only 82 hectares in size and certified
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Fast food need not be junk MY FATHER is never short of a ditty. One that springs to mind at present is “busy as a one-armed drummer”. Summer has (finally) arrived and we are in full flight at Torquay Farm Foods. I don’t seem to have a minute to spare but can still find time for good food at the end of the day. The term fast food is misleading. Sometimes what we really mean is junk food. Food that is of little nutritional value and high in fat, sugar, salt, and calories with little protein, vitamins or minerals can be fast but so was the meal we enjoyed last night. It was anything but junk. All natural ingredients and it took about as long to prepare and cook as it takes to drink a glass of wine. We started with a beautiful French cheese, Fromage D’affinois, followed by pan fried flathead and whiting with garlic aioli, grilled asparagus a green salad. This was accompanied by sister-in-law’s wonderful Vermentino, a wine which is savoury and refreshing at this time of year. The cheese took no time. I dusted the fish in seasoned flour and pan fried for five minutes. The asparagus was drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and took five minutes on the barbecue. While this was cooking we tossed together some peppery rocket, tomato, cucumber, red onion with a splash of white balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The whole meal took about ten minutes and fed six people including my ravenous teenage nephew whose contribution was several whiting caught earlier in the day. Here endeth my lesson – there is always time to cook and serve a nutritious meal. As well as our incomparable meat, fresh fish and specialty food ingredients are available all summer at Torquay Farm Foods. You might like to try the following quick prawn recipe which appeared in Gourmet Traveller. This month’s edition has an inspiring article about walking and eating along our Great Ocean Road.
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INGREDIENTS 50 ml olive oil Half a red onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced One quarter cabbage, thinly sliced 250 gm cherry tomatoes, halved 250 ml dry white wine Zest and juice of 1 lemon 24 peeled medium uncooked prawns, tails on Half cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley SOFT POLENTA 500 ml (2 cups) milk 180 gm instant polenta 30 gm butter, coarsely chopped METHOD Heat oil in a large wide saucepan over medium-high heat, add onion, garlic and cabbage. Add tomato, wine and lemon zest and simmer until reduced by half. Add prawns, simmer until just opaque (about two minutes), add lemon juice and parsley, season to taste and keep warm. For soft polenta, bring milk and 500ml water to the boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, add polenta in a thin steady stream, whisking continuously, and whisk until thick (2-3 minutes). Add butter, season generously to taste and whisk to combine. Serve polenta hot, topped with prawn mixture and freshly chopped parsley and lemon zest.
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Gardens set to host the magic of Shakespeare BY REBECCA LAUNER ENJOY the magic of Shakespeare in the glorious surrounds of the Geelong Botanic Gardens this weekend. Australia’s leading outdoor Shakespeare company, OZACT, is returning on January 18 and 19 for their annual summer Shakespeare, with another exciting new production – Hamlet, the most powerful of Shakespeare’s plays. Hamlet is the immortal tale of an aspiring young prince, seeking love and justice, driven to madness by the stifling world around him. It is Shakespeare’s political, philosophical and psychological thriller: mesmeric, chilling, and viscerally engaging, and 400 years on the play still has the power to haunt us. During the last seven years, OZACT has brought many Shakespeare productions to Geelong, with performances of: Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, and last year Twelfth Night. The idyllic setting of the Geelong Botanic Gardens with its mature formal
gardens, majestic trees and colourful floral borders provides the perfect location for Shakespeare’s greatest works. An impressive cast has been gathered for this production, with experienced actors and talented performers drawn from Ballarat, Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The show at the Geelong Botanic Gardens is on Saturday January 18 and Sunday January 19 at 4pm. For bookings visit ozact.com or phone 0419 330 516. Tickets: Adults $33, Concession $28 and a Child $20 (under 6 years free). Don’t forget to bring a cushion and dress appropriately for the weather.
Ophelia (Eleanor Ruth) reflects on the beauties of nature in OZACT’s production of Hamlet.
Hamlet (Seton Pollock) contemplates his own mortality.
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January Cowrie Market coming up BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Cowrie Market is on again this Sunday with a stellar line-up of local talent and stacks of unique stalls lining the Torquay foreshore. The main stage will feature The Stackshots, Imogen Brough, Kyle Taylor, Coastal Pop Monkeys and Moonah. The Stackshots, formerly known as The Crunch, are a three piece alternative rock band from Geelong made up of drummer Bonnie Beasant, guitarist Dylan van der Riet and bassist and singer Corey Cookson. They have been gigging all over Geelong and the Surf Coast and have just released their debut album Cause for Concern. Over on the buskers stage, there will be the Musicmakers summer camp performance plus bands De Porsal and Flawed Peace. Among the diverse market stallholders will be wire and steel sculptor Pat O’Connell and artist Ondra Gangell of Steel the Show. The Ocean Grove artists works have been designed to enhance any home and liven up spaces both inside and outdoors. As an award-winning sculptor, Mr O’Connell’s three dimensional works include native animals, plants and abstracts. Ms Gangell’s paintings reflect the beauty of nature with vivid colours expertly applied to canvas, paper and silk. “Both myself and Ondra draw a lot of inspiration from living in a coastal environment,” Mr O’Connell said. “Our work is greatly inspired by what we see
around us. “While steel is often thought of as a cold, hard and lifeless material, I try to inject some movement and feeling into my wire and steel sculptures, creating objects that take on a life of their own.” He said the Cowrie Market has long been one of their favourite markets to be a part of. “The view is stunning and a welcome distraction when setting up our display at 7am, but the main reason we like Cowrie so much, is the overall atmosphere. “The market is full of extremely creative and talented stall holders who create a great buzz showcasing their wares.” The Cowrie Market will be on Sunday January 19 along The Esplanade between Gilbert and Anderson Streets from 10am to 3pm.
Geelong band The Stackshots will be on the main stage from 10am to 11am.
Artist Ondra Gangell and sculptor Pat O’Connell with some of their work. Ondra and Pat will be at the Cowrie Market this Sunday with their stall Steel the Show.
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Acoustic Fridays at The Sands BY TIFFANY PILCHER A HOST of local performers are set to bring some fun to Fridays at Peppers The Sands Resort’s Hanners Restaurant and Bar throughout summer. Max Rudd, Cal Young or Patrick Campbell will all take the outdoor stage to entertain diners from 5.30pm to 8.30pm every Friday from January 10 to February 28. Max Rudd is a Torquay singer-songwriter
and guitarist. As a passionate musician and a determined performer, Rudd’s approach to live shows is both refined and exciting. His original sound reflects his eclectic and diverse musical training, from his mastering of the classical guitar repertoire, to his training in both jazz and South American styles at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Through his lyrics, Rudd seeks to move his audience, taking-on the personas of the
Max Rudd and Cal Young are two of the local musicians bringing acoustic music to Hanners Restaurant and Bar at Peppers The Sands Resort throughout January and February.
various people about whom he writes. Cal Young has been performing with bands and professionally as a solo artist for more than four years. With more than 300 gigs and several residencies at Torquay, Barwon Heads, Anglesea, Apollo Bay and Geelong under his belt, Young has plenty of experience and a true passion for music. Executive Chef Pascal Meyes said after the success of the acoustic sessions last summer, he is thrilled to be bringing it back again this year. “It was so popular and everyone loved it so much last time we had to do it again. “It brings a really great atmosphere to the restaurant, people can sit outside on a nice summers day, enjoy a great meal or a drink and just relax with the music. He said the restaurant had hand-picked some of the best performers the region had to offer. “It was important for us to get musicians from around the area. “They’re not well-known and we didn’t want any big names, it’s about giving our local talent a chance to perform and get their name out there. Diners can expect to hear a diverse and entertaining range of cover songs as well as some original music written by the artists. Bookings are recommended, to book call 5264 3333 or email sands@peppers. com.au.
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Splash into summer with Eco fun LOCAL outdoor education company, Eco-Logic, is kick starting its summer Holiday Program. Eco has been running its unique activities for 18 years along the Surf Coast. This summer there will be some new activities as well as some of the popular ones. You can learn to snorkel – every day in January at the Lorne pier – with qualified instructors. All gear is supplied – wetsuits, fins, masks and snorkels. Summer is also a great time to poke around in a beautiful rockpool or to find some amazing fossils with experts at our marine sanctuaries. In the Great Otway Park, you can go spotlighting
for gliders, possums and owls, learn to canoe the upper reaches of the Anglesea River, or you can hire your own boat for a lazy paddle at Torquay and Aireys Inlet. This year new craft activities include Funky Fantastic Plastic Fish and Rockpool Creations, catering for those creative moments. Or gaze out at the 360 degree view from the top of the Split Point Lighthouse at Aireys Inlet – open every day for tours on the hour from 10-4pm. Eco-Logic staff are locals who love to share their passion and knowledge of our beautiful coast. Call Eco-Logic on 5263 1133 or head to ecologic. net.au/education for all the details.
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THE Summer Read is back and Geelong residents are lapping up the great Victorian titles on offer. Now in its seventh year, the Summer Read is Victoria’s leading program promoting reading for pleasure by adults. Delivered in partnership by the State Library of Victoria and Victorian public libraries, the Summer Read features a selected list of 10 recommended titles, fiction and non-fiction, written by Victorians, about Victorians or set in Victoria, which are available for loan from the Geelong Regional Library Corporation and other Victorian public libraries. There are also great prizes available for the winners of the Summer Read competition and entry forms are available at all Geelong Regional Library Corporation branches. The region’s residents have been enjoying the Summer Read titles, which include crime, popular and literary fiction, autobiography, biography and memoir. Some of the titles are also available as eBooks. The top three which are walking off the shelves
(before walking back onto them) at the moment are: • Is it just me? Confessions of an over-sharer by Chrissie Swan • The Memory Trap by Andrea Goldsmith • Father Bob: the larrikin priest by Sue Williams Chair of the Geelong Regional Library Corporation Board, Cr Andy Richards, encouraged residents and visitors to spend some time in one of the region’s libraries this summer. “Find a great book to read over summer or enjoy one of the library’s many programs and events,” he said. “If you received a new tablet or e-reader for Christmas, book in for one of our sessions to help get you started with your new device.” Visit the library today or recommend a great read and you’ll be in the running to win prizes to the total of $4,000. For details, visit slv.vic.gov.au/summer-read. The Summer Read is presented by the State Library of Victoria and Victorian public libraries until 16 February.
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A berry, berry fun day out BY REBECCA LAUNER
KEEP the kids entertained this school holidays by letting them pick their own food thatâ€™s berry, berry good for them! Tuckerberry Hill, on the road between Drysdale and St Leonards, has opened its gates to berry pickers every day until the end of January. With panoramic views over the bay, blueberry picking for the entire family, a dedicated play area for kids and blueberry themed treats galore, it
makes a great day out. The family-owned farm, started by Margaret and John Tucker and now in the hands of daughter Christine Lean, husband David and daughter Alison Kooloos, is committed to growing organic and chemical-free fruit. Mrs Lean said she had a saying, â€œif itâ€™s not beach weather, come and pick some blueberriesâ€?. â€œI actually had a mother congratulate me the other day, she said this was one activity that got her teenage boy off the couch,â€? Mrs Lean said.
She said the farm had an abundance of blueberries ready to be picked, but was low on strawberries, which would come good during the next couple of months. Today the three-hectare farm produces between three and six tonnes of blueberries a year. Tuckerberry Hill is at 35 Becks Road, Drysdale, and opens 9am to 5pm every day until 30 January, and then Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 9am to 5pm during February, March and to the end of the Easter school holidays.
Christine and David Leanâ€™s granddaughter Maddie has been helping out at the familyâ€™s farm during the school holidays.
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A LOCAL mayor who knows a fair bit about photography has agreed to be on the judging panel for the Geelong Regional Library Corporationâ€™s â€œMy Summer Holidayâ€? photo competition. Entries are now open for the competition and the judges, which include Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons, will be looking for quirky photos which capture the spirit of the summer holidays and include a book in some way. Books can be traditional hard-copies or electronic books on e-readers or tablets as long as they appear in the photo somewhere. The book can be a key feature of the photo or could be hard to find in the style of Whereâ€™s Wally? books. The competition, which closes on January 31, is open in two age categories for people under and over 15 years of age. Entrants are asked to Instagram or Tweet their creative entries with the hashtag #GRLCsummer. â€œSummer is a great time to relax and unwind with a good book,â€? Geelong Regional Library Board chair Cr Andy Richards said. â€œAnd we thought we would combine that with a bit of fun and enjoy peopleâ€™s creativity on the theme of summer and books. â€œWe were excited when Mayor Lyons agreed to be on the judging panel for this photo competition. Obviously everyone knows that the new Mayor brings a huge amount of skill and experience with his history as a talented photographer himself. â€œWhat a thrill for the entrants to be judged by someone who has an international reputation in this field.â€? Prizes are available for first and runner-up in each category. Potential entrants should visit grlc. vic.gov.au/news/photo-comp-2014 to view further information. The judging panel will convene on February 3 and winners in each age category will be announced on Monday February 10.
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Exceptional facility for children and adults alike ROSLYN 38 Exceptional Dentistry opened its doors in December 2012, with Dr Michelle Courtnay and her team relocating from Newtown Dental in Pakington Street. The site was previously a medical centre and has been renovated into a modern spacious dental clinic with bright and elegant rooms. Dr Michelle Courtnay leads a team of five experienced and caring dentists and auxiliary staff to create a friendly environment with a strong emphasis on family and cosmetic dentistry including implants, porcelain crowns, veneers and teeth whitening. The team prides itself on delivering high quality, honest dental care and maintaining relationships with its patients.
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“Our philosophy is to provide you and your family with exceptional dental care, heavily focussed on prevention and a desire to improve your oral health, moving away from the ‘drill and fill’ mentality,” Dr Courtnay said. The surgery is equipped with six rooms, with state-of-the-art dental chairs, ceiling mounted TVs to distract both big and little visitors as well as microscope capability. Each room has a separate waiting area to make family visits more comfortable. “There is also a separate children’s waiting room with books, toys, a flat top arcade console and a 50” plasma TV screen with DVD player to keep our younger guests entertained.”
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AIREYS INLET SUNDAYS Uniting Church Service 10.30am at St Aidan’s church: (See church notice boards). Anglican Holy Communion on 1st, 3rd and alternate 5th Sundays. Uniting Church service on 2nd, 4th & alternate 5th Sundays www.surfcoastunitingchurch.org.au
ANGLESEA ANGLESEA ART HOUSE – “KIDS ART BASH” 23 Cameron Road, Anglesea Painting every day 10am - 4pm. Cost from $5. Canvas, bollards,porcelain, plaster moulds, wooden shapes, mosaics, etc. Enquiries: Pat 0418 179554
Anglesea Community House Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm Contact 5263 2116 or firstname.lastname@example.org Free Tax Return Preparation from July-October. You must earn under $50,000
SATURDAYS Anglesea Community Garden 10am every Saturday and working bee every 1st Saturday of the month Community Hub, McMillan Street. Contact Winsome on 0413 946 343
APOLLO BAY SUNDAYS Farmers Market Youth Club Hall Moore Street 3rd Sunday of every month.
SATURDAYS Community Market 9am-1pm on the Foreshore Visit www.visitotways.com for full events for the month
BARWON HEADS SATURDAYS Community Market Last Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm. Community Hall in Hitchcock Avenue. Contact Lila on 0402 642 357.
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DRYSDALE SUNDAYS The Bellarine Railway Car Boot Sale 2nd Sunday of the month-January 12th-April 13th Stall Holders welcome Phone 0418 379 245
FORREST Neighbourhood House For the complete program and classes please ring or email. You can access computers & internet, printing, scanning and photocopying, book lending library, AV equipment and even some local produce from right here at the hall. Contact Gillian Brew - Co-ordinator Phone: 03 5236 6591. Email: email@example.com Closed from 19th December and reopens 20th January
FRESHWATER CREEK 25th January Ballroom Dancing 8pm-midnight in Dickins Road Enquiries 5264 5169
LEOPOLD 16th January Leopold Sportsmans Club Dance 7.30pm-10.30pm in Kensington Road Phone Lorraine 5259 3968
18th January Old Time Dance
LORNE Fig Tree Community House 5289-2972 firstname.lastname@example.org Lorne Laughter Yoga Mondays 6pm Games Group Thursday from 1pm Toy Library – NOW OPEN Playgroup Thursdays 9.30am January Child care – Book Now
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SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Buy Bellarine Produce Barn 9am-3pm at Tuckerberry Farm www.buybellarine.com.au
PORTARLINGTON Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
Portarlington Senior Citizens Centre Mondays – 10am Exercises. Tuesdays – 9am Table tennis, 7pm Bowls. Wednesdays – 9am Concert practice, 1pm Cards & Bowls, 7pm Bingo. Thursdays – 9am Table tennis, 1pm Bowls. Fridays – 10am Exercises, 1pm Bingo. Saturdays – 9am Line Dance, 1pm Bowls.
FRIDAYS Port Produce 8:30am-11:30am at Portarlington Primary School. For more information contact Helen 0432 518 014.
QUEENSCLIFF Light up a Life appeal Queenscliff Uniting Church is raising money to bring joy to local refugees this Christmas - $40 will fund a holiday for refugee women in Queenscliff, $20 will go towards a helmet to go with bikes up-cycled by the Men’s Shed. Contact Heather 5258-2854 for details.
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ST LEONARDS Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
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Charity raising money for our local children with cancer If you can get sponsored to lose weight or get fit Then CLU needs YOU! www.facebook.com/CluGeelong
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101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove Mondays - Hairdressing by appointment, 1pm Crazy Whist Tuesdays - 1.15pm Indoor Bowls and Snooker Thursdays - 1pm Card Games and Snooker Thursdays - 1pm Card Games and Snooker As well as many other monthly activities. For more information phone 5255 2996
For more information phone 5261 2583 or www.springcreekcommunityhouse.org.au M.A.P (Morning Activity Programme for Kids & Parents) Mondays – 9:30am-10am Little da Vinci’s 3-5 years old Tuesdays – 9:30am-10am Bells & Beats 0-5years old. 10.30am-11am 0-5years old. Wednesdays – 9:30am-10am Tiny Dancers 3-5 years old Thursdays – 9.30am-10am 0-5 year olds. Music and Movement Quirky Craft & Morning Coffee-Wednesdays 10.30-12 noon. Community Art Studio-Tues at 1.30-3.30pm. Taking enrolments now for 2014: Certificate III in Education Support Certificate III in Business Admin (medical) Certificate IV in Youth Work Spring Creek Community House is closing for the holidays on Friday 20th December until January 20th but we still have a lot of great courses available over the summer.
DrolKar Buddhist Centre Summer calendar for 2013-2014 January Wednesdays 10am Philosophy 11am Meditation Re-opens February 2nd 2014 Please see website for full program 625 Nortons Road, Paraparap. Closed on total fire ban days firstname.lastname@example.org www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au
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Torquay Garden Club Every 4th Tuesday. 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Rooms Price Street. New members welcome. Phone 5264 7476.
WEDNESDAYS Coastal Sound Children’s & Youth Choir Wednesdays at 35 Boston Rd, Torquay Grades 1-4 3.45 to 4.25pm Years 5-8 4.30 to 5.15pm www.salvos.org.au/torquay
THURSDAYS Meditation and Philosophy 10am-12 weekly S C Community House, 14 Price St, Torquay. Inquiries: Jean 52647484
Free meetings Torquay Philosophy 2pm-4.30pm at The Pear Tree Cafe, Gilbert St. Inquiries: Michael 52647484
FRIDAYS Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Tuesdays 10am-1pm Cnr Pride & Price Streets.
Torquay Playgroup 9.30am-11am at Torquay Christian Fellowship at 25 Grossmans Road Enquiries Kirsty on 0408 719 861
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MONDAYS Torquay Ladies Probus Club Meets every third Monday 10am at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Price Street.
Torquay & District Historical Society Open every Sunday by appointment 2pm-4pm Phone Lorraine 0409 212 479 or 5264 7058
Uniting Church Worship 9:30am at Uniting Church, 27 Anderson Street. www.surfcoast.ucaweb.com.au
Torquay Salvos Christian Church 10.30am at 35 Boston Road Torquay For more information go to www.salvos.org.au/torquay
Torquay Christian Fellowship and Youth Hub 10am at 25 Grossmans Road Phone 5261 6831 or www.torquaybaptist.com
Bells Beach Christian Church Surfcoast Shire Grant Pavilion, Merrijig Drive Go to www.bbcc.com.au
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Sagittarians are the spendthrifts of the zodiac – you can turn impulse buying into an extreme sport! And, with extravagant Venus reversing through your money zone until February 1 watch your urge to splurge doesn’t get way out of control, This week will work best of you avoid internet shopping; drive past your favourite shops; and temporarily misplace your credit card!
Prepare for a busy and productive week, where you’re keen to get as much done as possible. It’s a terrific time to get your finances sorted, but don’t ruin your good intentions by cutting corners. Over the next seven days, the devil is definitely in the detail! Plus an old hope, dream or wish may need to be updated and expanded, so it’s a better reflection of the new you.
The more thorough you are especially at work then the better the week will be. Foreign shores are piquing your curiosity, but make sure any future travel plans are well thought out and within your budget. Saturday is super for travel and tasks that require disciplined mental thinking. You have a strong need to communicate your ideas, but can anyone decipher what you’re saying?
Don’t spoil the potential for a positive week by being a sulky Scorpio. And don’t blame others for disappointments or delays, the prime cause of your problems is actually you! If you take setbacks in your stride and go with the flow, then the next seven days will be very productive. Your motto for the moment is from fellow Scorpio, Will Rogers “The best way out of a difficulty is through it.”
Listen up Lions, love won’t flourish this week unless you face responsibilities. If a partnership is going through a rocky patch, then it’s up to you to swallow your pride and initiate peace talks. If a friendship is somewhat fractured, do all you can to repair it. If you are proactive and tactful then you’ll find a gem shining on your path and your relationships will sparkle.
With mighty Mars marching through your job zone, it’s a wonderful week to take the Bull by the horns and be professionally proactive. Plus the sun and Mercury boost your confidence, creativity and communication skills. Relationships whether romantic, platonic or business are acting as a mirror, and you have much to learn about yourself through your interactions with others.
Are you looking for employment? If you let everyone know in person and via social media then there’s a good chance you’ll find a job through a family member, a local friend or an international contact. Don’t be shy about trumpeting your talents! Retrograde Venus is stirring up problems with a family member but, if anyone can hold out the olive branch of peace, it’s you.
Jupiter (planet of good fortune and abundance) is jumping through your sign, until July 16. But don’t be a passive Crab, and just sit back and wait for lucky opportunities to fall into your lap. You must proactively go out and find them. So your motto for the moment is from birthday great General Douglas MacArthur “The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.”
Have you got itchy feet? With Jupiter in your domestic zone until July 16 many Rams are feeling restless and are keen to travel, move house or renovate. For more settled Aries, a troubled family relationship is set to improve. Saturday is sensational for study, public speaking, vigorous debate and creative communication, as Mercury and Mars bounce ideas off each other.
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15. Which anniversary was recently celebrated by the Sydney Opera House? 16. At which Scottish university did Prince William meet Kate Middleton? 17. How many square inches are there in a square foot? 18. What is the modern name for Constantinople? 19. El Al is the national airline of which country? 20. Which song written by Bruce Springsteen was a No 1 hit for Manfred Mann’s Earth Band in 1976?
9. What is the more common name for the pollex? 10. Which islands inspired Charles Darwin to write On The Origin Of Species? 11. True or false – To Kill A Mockingbird was Harper Lee’s only novel. 12. Which word beginning with the letter K means ‘empty orchestra’ in Japanese? 13. What was the profession of John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln? 14. If your luggage tag reads LAX, where would you be heading for?
1. In which Shakespearean play is the main character known as ‘The Moor of Venice’? 2. On what Japanese island is Tokyo? 3. Ursine relates to which animal? 4. Let It Bleed was an album by which rock band? 5. In which year did Brazil previously host the finals of the football World Cup? 6. In which city was the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born? 7. What is the chemical symbol for gold? 8. Which Australian singer was the first to top the US Billboard chart as a solo performer?
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Capable Capricorns sometimes need to be reminded that there’s a big difference between being the boss – and being plain bossy! This week you’ll be given a golden opportunity to take the initiative and lead others in a confident and inspiring way. So aim to be persuasive rather than pushy and dynamic rather than domineering. Resist the urge to be super critical on Saturday.
The sun and Mercury are both visiting Aquarius, so it’s your time to shine. Plus gung-ho Mars is moving through your adventure zone, which gives you an energy boost and stimulates your gypsy gene. Inspiration for the week comes from French fashion designer Christian Dior born on January 21, 1905 “Zest is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”
Friday favours creative and spiritual inspiration, but don’t be in a hurry to get involved with a club or organisation. With Venus reversing through your group zone until February 1 stick to solo pursuits and partnership projects. And resist the temptation to spend too much time in fantasy land. As birthday great Virginia Woolf reminds us “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
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Why is change so elusive? Psychologists tell us the biggest reason people donâ€™t achieve goals is because most wonâ€™t change behaviour, environment or identity. BY BARBARA GRACE CHANCES are youâ€™ve said youâ€™re â€œgoing to get fitterâ€?, â€œmight go back to studyâ€? or â€œshould change jobsâ€? at one time or another. Yet, are these really statements of commitment? Using phrases like â€œgoing toâ€?, â€œmightâ€? or â€œshouldâ€?, usually means little changes. Before beginning any change program, accept yourself as you are. Youâ€™re the best you can be with the tools you have to work with. Believe this wholeheartedly and youâ€™ll stop the self-blame game which usually results in minimising stress by overindulging, turning to bad habits or doing nothing through being overwhelmed. Researchers say 96 per cent of people give up their hopes and dreams, coping by numbing their emotions with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes or unhealthy habits. It doesnâ€™t have to be this way. Below is a simple three-step plan to make 2014 different for you. Step #1 Accept yourself Itâ€™s not about judging yourself or others. Those who judge themselves poorly often judge others just as harshly,
causing negative attitudes. Instead look for whatâ€™s good in people and youâ€™ll also discover whatâ€™s good in you. Step #2 Visualise what youâ€™re capable of achieving Consider whatâ€™s â€œpossibleâ€? then discover what could happen as a result. Step #3 Do one thing differently tomorrow When you take action you create a ripple effect, triggering change. Imagine doing just one thing differently each day during 2014. For example: imagine rising ten seconds earlier each day â€“ sounds ridiculous â€“ yet this one tiny action means that by December 2014 youâ€™d have an extra hour in your day. Imagine taking one less bite of a pie, ten more steps each day, reading one more sentence of a book. Itâ€™s the little consistent changes that make the difference. Let the ripples begin. Barbara Grace is the Director of the School of Modern Psychology. During January the School is offering free registration for an online art journaling course to get you inspired for 2014. The e-course starts February 17. To find out more, go to schoolofmodernpsychology. com.au/be-inspiring.
Barbara Grace from the School of Modern Psychology.
Love your liver WITH the festive season coming to a close, many Australians have been left to assess the damage inflicted by several weeks of voracious eating, drinking and merriment. Of concern to health experts is the number of Australians turning to quick-fix diets and detox fads, with little regard to the health of one of their own â€œnatural detox centresâ€? â€“ the liver. â€œDonâ€™t think that there is a magic bullet that will fix the damage you are doing to your liver through excess,â€? Melbourne GP Dr Sally Cockburn (aka Dr Feelgood) said. â€œPeople need to change their attitude to food, and work on their relationship with their liver.â€? â€˘ Have you ever done a detox fad diet out of guilt and then a short time later gone back to old habits? â€˘ If your doctor told you that you had fatty liver would you know what that meant and what you needed to do? â€˘ What sort of relationship do you have with your liver? â€˘ What do you do (if anything) to actually care for your liver long term? The warning comes as a recent poll by Hepatitis Australia found that only 16 per cent of Australians consider diet a factor in maintaining a healthy liver. â€œAlongside viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease is a common cause of liver disease in Australia. Fatty liver disease can be caused by various factors,â€? chief executive officer of Hepatitis Australia Helen Tyrrell said. â€œHowever, one-in-five Australians who are obese will have fatty liver disease even though they may not realise it.â€? Visit loveyourliver.com.au to discover how you can love your liver in the post festive period.
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Australians blind to sunglasses UV rating SIXTY-two per cent of Australian adults are unsure if their sunglasses provide 100 per cent UV blockage, according to a national survey by Optometrists Association Australia (OAA). This is despite 60 per cent of respondents indicating they are concerned about the risk of UV damage to their eyes. According to the survey of 1,000 Australians, only half of adults ensure they always wear sunglasses on sunny days, while another seven per cent never wear protective lenses. “These results show that people continue to spend time outdoors without adequate sun protection, regardless of the health risks,” OPSM Waurn Ponds optometrist Carol Hinch said. “The high levels of UV on the Surf Coast can cause long-term and permanent harm to the health of your eyes. “Because damage is cumulative, the choices you make now will affect you in the future.” While concerned about UV damage, two-thirds of survey participants were uncertain about the specific eye health risks including cataracts, eye cancer and pterygium. Pterygium – an overgrowth of tissue at the front of the eye – is one of the most common eye conditions associated with UV damage and can develop in people as young as 20. UV light is also thought to contribute to macular degeneration – one of the leading causes of blindness in Australia. “There is an enormous range of sunglasses and tinted lens products on the market, some of which are more
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effective and appropriate than others,” Ms Hinch said. “When purchasing sunglasses, check which category under the Australian Standard (AS/NZS 1067) they comply with. “Sunglasses are categorised from 0 to 4, with category 3 being the most suitable for everyday use. “Protective lenses which adjust to changing light conditions such as polarising Transitions Vantage lenses are a convenient option for people who wear prescription glasses.” To book an eye check at OPSM Waurn Ponds with Rowan Prendergast or Carol Hinch, phone 5243 9288 or book conveniently online at opsm.com.au.
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Brave Katie to farewell long locks BY REBECCA LAUNER KATIE Appelbe is turning her desire for a new hairdo into a fundraising campaign to support people with cancer. The Leopold woman, 19, will shave her head when she takes part in the Leukaemia Foundationâ€™s Worldâ€™s Greatest Shave this March. Ms Appelbe, who has been growing her hair since 2010, said she had already decided to shed her long locks before the fundraising opportunity arose. â€œIt started out that I was so sick of my hair that I wanted it gone, so I was originally going to donate it to children who have cancer who donâ€™t have hair, but itâ€™s been dyed too much to be able to do that,â€? Ms Appelbe said. â€œSo then I started looking up things I can do with my hair and came across the Worldâ€™s Greatest Shave and thought itâ€™s a great cause so I signed up.â€? Ms Appelbe raised about $500 just after two days of registering her shave, so then increased her goal amount to $1,000. â€œBefore I signed up I put a status update on Facebook asking if anyone would support me and I
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got insane feedback, so I signed up, put the link up and got lots of support,â€? she said. â€œI started at $500, but I got that in two days, so I put it up to $1,000 and I will keep pushing it up to see how far I can go.â€? But Ms Appelbe did admit her new hairstyle would take a little getting used to. â€œI got cold feet a couple of weeks after signing up and I was like â€˜Oh My Godâ€™ because Iâ€™m always playing with my hair and itâ€™s scary because my hair is my identity,â€? she said. â€œBut Iâ€™m going to do what I can with my new
hair cut and love it.â€? Ms Appelbe said she felt passionate about the cause because her ex-boyfriendâ€™s mum died of cancer in 2012, which was tough as she was like her second mum, and she knows of some friends whose parents have suffered from the disease. More than 150,000 people from all walks of life will shave or colour their hair as part of the Leukaemia Foundationâ€™s Worldâ€™s Greatest Shave from March 13 to 16, 2014. Sign up online now at worldsgreatestshave. com or call 1800 500 088.
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Surf Coast Times resident tweeter and information junkie James Taylor casts his eye over what’s been happening on Twitter.
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Looking forward to the @GMHBA Mountain to Surf and Pier to Pub this weekend! Cracking couple of days. #sunscreenrequiredforme 4:23 PM - 9 Jan 2014
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THIS week I list my 10 favourite Windows PC tools and programs. As always take care when downloading and don’t click on the first “download” button you see on a page as it can be a link for an advertisement trying to get your attention or install some nasty nagware (annoying pop-ups etc.).
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