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Thursday 10 April 2014

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David and Pam Learmonth (right) cut the celebratory cake at Coles Ocean Grove with help from their daughter Sarah (first from right), store manager Michael Hogan and 25-year staff member Christine Lomas.

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Coles Ocean Grove marks company’s centenary

BY JAMES TAYLOR COLES Ocean Grove have celebrated the company’s 100th birthday with the help of some very special guests. The store in The Terrace marked the occasion yesterday with a centenary-themed cake and coloured donuts spelling out the number 100. Among those celebrating will be David and Pam Learmonth – great-nephew and nieces of supermarket founder GJ Coles – several of their children, and Coles team members who had worked a collective 168 years. The supermarket in Ocean Grove op became a Coles in 1995. Mrs Learmonth, who recently suffered a broken hip but came to

the celebration from hospital in a wheelchair, thanked everyone for coming. Store manager Michael Hogan said he was proud to hold the celebration exactly 100 years to the day that GJ Coles opened his first store in Smith Street, Collingwood on April 9, 1914. “The original Coles store had only four departments, which is a huge difference to what we sell today. “GJ Coles was determined to offer his customers nothing but value, which is why nothing in the store was priced over two shillings and sixpence.” Mr Hogan, who has worked for Coles for 34 years, said there had been many changes to the store over that time, including handpriced goods, soft drink bottles

made of glass, and shopping being packed in paper bags. He thanked the store’s 119 staff, as well as local shoppers for their support. “You’ve been an important part of our history, and today we are proud to celebrate 100 years as an Australian-owned company – it’s an incredible effort in this day and age. “Every time you turn on the telly, you see companies going out of business and people are getting laid off, but if you’re employed with Coles, you can go home and sleep soundly knowing it is a very secure job.” Mr Hogan said Coles was going against the trend, employing more staff and opening new stores in Drysdale, Waurn Ponds, Torquay, and Lara.

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Impetus Youth Awards The Impetus Youth Awards are on tonight night - the city’s annual celebration of ambitious and talented youth in our region. I think the awards are a great way to give back to young individuals who are striving for their goals in areas they love. This year, the council received more than 100 nominations for the awards, which shows the large number of people making a positive contribution to the Geelong community. There are 12 categories listed this year, including the following: • Active Achievement Award recognising individual young people whose involvement in sport and recreation has benefited the community • Sustainability Award recognising individual young people or a group who has shown leadership and commitment to improving our environment by implementing sustainable practices • Young Careers Award recognising individual young people who are the primary carer for a family member, relative or friend with a disability, mental illness or chronic condition • Corporate Award - recognising businesses that highlight youth development as a core component of their business

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• Community Award (Individual) - recognising individual young people that may be described as ‘model citizens’ due to their involvement and dedication to empower others • Volunteer Award for Working with Young People - recognising individuals who work voluntarily with young people (this award is open to all ages) • Cultural/Arts Award - recognising individual young people who have shown creativity and passion in the arts • Inspiration Award - recognising individual young people who can be described as an inspirational role model for others • Advocacy Award - recognising individual young people who promote a positive image of young people within schools, clubs and the community • Community Award (Group) recognising a group of young people that have empowered or shown dedication to others • Worker Award for Working with Young People - recognising individuals that are working with young people (award is open to all ages), and • Leadership Award - recognising individual young people who through their demonstrated leadership have made a difference in the lives of others.

I will be attending the awards and am looking forward to meeting all the nominees. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow and it’s important to recognise this and to encourage positive behaviour. I’m always thrilled to meet youth in the community. I love hearing fresh innovative ideas. Congratulations to all of the people who were nominated for the Impetus Youth Awards and good luck! The Impetus Youth Awards also coincide with National Youth Week and the City’s Youth Department

have arranged several fun events in Geelong and the Bellarine. These events range from skate events, music tours a silent disco and a writing workshop to name a few. To find out more about these events visit eventsgeelong.com.au. Mayor Darryn City of Greater Geelong

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Young and old voice their concerns at protest BY REBECCA LAUNER CONCERNED residents both young and old made sure their message was heard loud and clear at the weekend when they protested against the sale of Ann Nichol House. About 300 people attended the Health Workers Union’s community protest against the Bellarine Community Health (BCH) board’s decision to sell the area’s last publicly-owned residential aged care facility. Health Workers Union secretary Diana Asmar said the BCH board needed to listen to the community. “They are saying clearly and loudly – do not sell.� Ann Nichol, honorary secretary for the entire house project, said despite a number of events being held across the region, the Ann Nichol House Advocacy Group was pleased with the attendance at the rally. “It shows there is a growing concern about the future of Ann Nichol House.� Group member John Turner said Ann Nichol

spoke for everyone when she urged BCH to put the brakes on the sale until all options were fully explored. “The community wants to work with the Bellarine Community Health Board to identify how Ann Nichol House can remain an affordable community residential facility, and Bellarine MP Lisa Neville reiterated that co-operation between Bellarine Community Health and the community is paramount. “Our community made Ann Nichol House a reality, and it really was a Bellarine community rally on the day.� Bellarine MP Lisa Neville and Ann Nichol spoke to a crowd of Mr Turner said he was confident a about 300 people at the protest. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS petition asking Health Minister David Davis to intervene in the proposed sale of Ann people to sign the petition, which was circulating in Nichol House would top 1000 signatures. the community. “Even though we only started distributing our “We are asking him (the Health Minister) for petition last Wednesday, we already have had over this intervention so that government and officials 750 signatures and will have far more by the time it can review the process behind the proposed sale is presented to the Legislative Assembly.� and consider the possibility of other management Ms Nichol said she continued to encourage options for Ann Nichol House.�

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Mayoral Ball cancelled THE Borough of Queenscliffe has cancelled its coming Mayoral Ball. Borough mayor Helene Cameron said the cancellation came in the wake of less than expected advance tickets sales. “It is disappointing but given the level of sales it is a decision we had to make. “I wish to extend my thanks to all those who worked on preparing for the event.� The Mayoral Ball was due to be held at the new Monahan Centre on April 17, with all proceeds going to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Despite the cancellation, Cr Cameron said the borough was hopeful of still being able to support the hospital. She said a large number of local businesses had donated various products and services to a charity auction to be held in conjunction with the ball. “We will be asking that those items, so generously offered, be now given to the bowls club for its Good Friday Appeal charity auction. “I urge you all to get behind the Bowls Club and dig deep for the Royal Children’s Hospital.�

Celtic festival on track for best year yet BY REBECCA LAUNER

UNA McAlinden says she was both excited and nervous when she pulled out her Celtic festival T-shirt and realised the event was just over eight weeks away. The director of the National Celtic Festival, who spoke at the Portarlington Business Development Association

meeting last week, said the event was well on track for what would be its best year yet. “The tickets are selling really well considering we haven’t ramped up our marketing campaign yet and all of the houses have gone,� Ms McAlinden said. “But they are going for weeks at a time, which means we are bringing people to the region and they are staying for a holiday.

“We also have people coming from every state in Australia.� Ms McAlinden said she hoped people would see how the festival had developed during the past 12 years and the different ways it was moving forward. “We have expanded ourselves, so we are just not a festival, but an event which has some fairly amazing international, national,

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McLaren with their fellow A SPECIAL get-together has paid tribute volunteers. Photo: MICHAEL to everyone involved with the Wallington CHAMBERS Strawberry Fair during the past 30 years. More than 60 people attended the function, hosted by Wallington Primary School at the Driftwood Café in Ocean Grove. School principal Leigh McLaren said the event was held for the very hardworking Wallington people who, year after year, put in a lot of hours in the months leading up to the fair. Organiser Penny Bailey said the night was very special with old and new faces coming together to share their stories and a lot of laughs. The room was decorated with photo boards and memorabilia from past fairs and three principals who have overseen the fair since it began gave speeches. Ray Roberts, Julie Burley and Leigh generosity of the community that supported the fair, McLaren all spoke fondly of their time at the helm, and locals Dennis Green and Ken particularly when it was held on a much grander Drysdale also shared a few stories that reflected on scale at Lings Road. The speeches concluded with a traditional the community spirit behind the fair. The stories were mostly about the incredible “three cheers for the best little primary school in

the world”, led by Ken Drysdale from Elders – long-term supporter, past family member and fair auctioneer extraordinaire. The next Wallington Strawberry Fair will be held on the first Sunday in March, 2015.

Residents to have their say on iconic sites BY REBECCA LAUNER

THE Borough community has been invited to have its say on the future of the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserves. The discussion paper that explains the possible uses for both sites was presented to the Borough of Queenscliffe council and is now available for public comment.

The discussion documents have been prepared by consultants Planisphere, which took into account the history and unique environmental and cultural features of each location. Each of the options for both sites conforms to a wide range of environmental, heritage, cultural and regulatory overlays. They also comply with state and municipal guidelines for the

development of coastal areas. The Borough of Queenscliffe was appointed manager of the two Crown Land Lighthouse Reserve sites in 2012 and was concerned that both sites had become degraded, and not used to their best environmental and economic advantage. The discussion papers are now available for public inspection at the town hall offices, the library or on the

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Nursery romances judges at show WALLINGTON nursery owners have won gold for their romantic garden, which featured rich coloured flowers, a woodland-style garden and a secret courtyard. Van Loons Nursery’s Matthew Hart and Heidi Martin won the medal and Best Use of Plant Life with their display ‘The Gardener’s Library’ at this year’s Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Van Loons Nursery joined forces with eight of the best garden retailers in the Melbourne area to present the show. Mr Hart and Ms Martin worked alongside the designer and construction team to create the garden, and said the award rewarded the dedication and love

that they and everyone had put into the project. ‘‘Winning the medal for Best Use of Plant Life was very exciting,” Ms Martin said. “It clearly indicated to us that home makers are ready to have some beauty and romance back in their gardens.” Van Loons Nursery is an award-winning nursery in its own right, winning Australia’s Best Large Garden Centre award three years in a row from 2011-2013, and are presently in the Nursery Hall of Fame until 2016. ‘The Gardeners Library’ show garden was designed by Melbourne firm Vivid Design, constructed by Semken Landscaping and supported by localnurseries.com.au.

The pupils at Portarlington Primary School hope Portarlington Golf Club pro Matt Milne putts better at the charity golf day. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

School and golf club get into the swing of fundraiser BY REBECCA LAUNER GOLFERS are invited to get into the swing of a fundraising event for Portarlington Primary School. Portarlington Golf Club is holding a charity day next month to raise money for much-needed play equipment for the school. If you have visited the school recently or driven past, you will have noticed the playground has improved with a new shade sail, the removal of old fences, a new sand pit area which now has a boat, and the asphalt areas painted with brightly coloured games. But each year, and sometimes twice a year, the school has to replace the mulch soft fall under the

playground equipment at a cost of about $3000 each time. This doesn’t last very long as it blows away and ends up in drains, so is not a good use of valuable funds. The charity golf day will help raise money to install rubberised soft fall, which comes at a price of $50,000, but is longer lasting and effective. The charity golf day at Portarlington Golf Club on May 5 will feature men’s and ladies 18-hole Stableford events, with an 8.30am assembly for a 9am shotgun start. Entry fee costs $30 and entries close on April 30. For more information, phone PGC tournament secretary Joy McGregor on 5259 2396.

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Women tee off for charity BY REBECCA LAUNER

A FIELD of 60 ladies of all golfing abilities recently teed off in the name of charity in Barwon Heads. Organisers of the Duffs Jewellers Diamond Golf Classic on March 27 said the event was not only a wonderful day spent with friends, but a great way to empower women in the community. The event at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links aimed to build community awareness of the work being undertaken to assist vulnerable women in the Geelong region. Now in its second year, the golf day raised valuable funds for leading

Geelong philanthropic organisation Give Where You Live. The lucky winners, Susan Downey, Louise McDonald, Jenny McIntrye and Michelle McKenzie, took home diamond earrings courtesy of Duffs Jewellers. Following the nine-hole golf event, 100 guests enjoyed a diamond luncheon hosted by Paula Kontelj, including a fabulous High Tide fashion parade, and a speech from Diversitat’s Bridgette Carey and Caroline Hawkins focusing on the women’s programs undertaken in the community. For further information, head to givewhereyoulive.com.au. Jan Fagg, Pamela Brewin and Mary Armstrong keep their fluid levels up.

Demons netball director Kellie Aquilina, City of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons and Cr Lindsay Ellis officially open the new netball pavilion. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

Port sports scores big win BY REBECCA LAUNER THE Portarlington sporting community has scored a big win following the official opening of the town’s new netball rooms and courts. City of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons and Cr Lindsay Ellis joined the community to officially open the new modular Portarlington Netball Pavilion at Portarlington Recreation Reserve on Saturday. The netball pavilion, which cost $290,000, is a prefabricated building

workers lowered onto the site by crane several months ago and completed in recent weeks. It comprises home and visitor multiuse change facilities, including toilets and showers, umpires change facility, compliant unisex disabled toilet/shower facility, compliant unisex ambulant toilet facility, store room, kitchen and disabled ramp and viewing deck. The project also included two new Plexipave netball courts and court lighting to allow night games to be played, which cost $150,000.

Cr Lyons and Cr Ellis also officially opened the newly refurbished main football/cricket pavilion at Portarlington Reserve, completed at a cost of $150,000. At present, workers are installing disabled toilet facilities worth $90,000 at the main football/cricket pavilion, which will be completed in about two weeks time. Cr Ellis said the entire project would never have come to fruition without the then-Community Funding Priorities Program. The City of Greater Geelong has fully funded the works.

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Bellarine abalone farm to open $1 million plant BY REBECCA LAUNER A NEW $1 million Great Southern Waters seafood plant will help the Bellarine Peninsula become Victoria’s aquaculture production hub. The plant’s construction is expected to create eight full time jobs by June 2016, increasing to 15 by 2017-18. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry Bob Baldwin, Corangamite federal

member Sarah Henderson and state Member for Western Victoria David Koch recently visited Great Southern Waters at Indented Head to announce the funding. The project will be subsidised by a $377,000 grant from the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF). Mr Baldwin said the project would enable Great Southern Waters to invest in the region’s first aquaculture processing facility so it could diversify

its product range to meet a growing demand for high-end retail branded and ready-to-eat abalone products in Asia. Ms Henderson said the new facility would also help Great Southern Waters grow and expand into new markets, particularly in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Mr Koch said former automotive factory workers would be well-placed to be among those employed at the facility.

“Former Ford and automotive supply chain workers with factory experience will be in a good position to be among those employed at the expanded facility due to their manufacturing experience.� Of the $49 million in contributed funding, $24.5 million has been made available to the GRIIF and $24.5 million to Melbourne’s North Innovation and Investment Fund (MNIIF). The second round of GRIIF is now open. For details, head to ausindustry.gov.au.

Orange-bellied parrots take flight in Drysdale Megan Stephenson, Jenna Muscat and Gabrielle Small. INSERT: St Ignatius head of Humanities Ashley Latchford with Sarah Pitaro.

School has outbreak of medieval madness BY REBECCA LAUNER

SAINT Ignatius College students swapped their school uniforms for medieval costumes recently when they got into the spirit of the times. Year 8 students took part in Medieval Day on

April 3, which included six activities, including crime and punishment, the tournament, weapons and armour, the troubadours, medieval dance and archery. The day finished with a Year 8 assembly where prizes were given out to the best-dressed students.

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A FLOCK of orange-bellied parrots is now appearing in Drysdale. But the critically endangered birds aren’t flying in the air or perched up in trees – they are painted on bus shelters. This joint project, involving Diversitat, Bellarine Catchment Network and the Potato Shed, is raising awareness and understanding of this iconic specie through providing a positive and valued space. Artist Mike McLean worked with Divesitat students to paint the flock of 61 birds across seven Drysdale bus shelters, opposite the Potato Shed in Peninsula Drive. “The mural was an opportunity to work with local disengaged youth and to promote the plight of the Orange Bellied Parrot,� Mr McLean said.

Bellarine Catchment Network’s Matt Crowley, Bellarine Care Network Vice President Steve Boothroyd, artist Mike McLean, Cr Andy Richards and the Potato Shed’s Robert MacLeod show off the parrot artwork to be installed near the Potato Shed. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

 

 

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Land 400 bid chief appointed BY JAMES TAYLOR GEELONG’s bid to secure the Land 400 contract has been given some teeth with the appointment of a state government-funded specialist defence consultant. Last week, it was announced that Matthew Jones would head up the city’s bid for the $20 billion armoured vehicle contract. City of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons said Mr Jones was a 25-year veteran of the Australian Defence Force, and had wide-ranging expertise including in operations planning, communications, cyber and electronic warfare. “Mr Jones’ experience means he has a close understanding of the technical requirements of the project and an extensive list of defence industry contacts.� Mr Jones will serve as a project consultant to the Land 400 bid, which is being overseen by a steering committee comprising Enterprise Geelong, Geelong Chamber of Commerce, Geelong Manufacturing Council, G21 Regional Alliance, Deakin University, Committee for Geelong, Regional Development Victoria (Geelong Office) and Avalon Airport. He was awarded the Commendation for Distinguished Service in 2012 for his role in the Australian Defence Force Middle East Counter Improvised Explosive Program. Cr Lyons and Corangamite federal member

Sarah Henderson will also host an industry day on April 15. “The aim of this day will be to introduce the leading defence contractors, or primes as they are known in the defence industry, to Geelong,� Cr Lyons said. “During the day we will outline why Geelong is the logical centre to deliver the Land 400 project – and give these firms a familiarisation tour of our city. “We have the capability and infrastructure to support the project through leveraging small and medium sized enterprises in the defence, automotive and aerospace sectors across Victoria. “The state opposition has committed $5 million to support Geelong’s bid and we are looking for this commitment to be matched by the state government as we progress the next stage to secure this vital defence contract.� The bid office is being supported by $60,500 in funding from the Land 400 Steering Committee, matched by equal funding from the state government’s Regional Growth Fund. Member for Western Victoria David Koch said the Land 400 project would create a professional regional bid in response to an enormously significant opportunity for Geelong. “And it will have substantial business and employment opportunities if successful, which will have huge ramifications for the local, state and national economy.�

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The Tin Man, Dorothy, The Scarecrow and The Cowardly Lion are off to see the wizard in The Wizard of Oz.

We’re off to Anglesea to see the wizard BY JAMES TAYLOR IT’S time to put your ruby slippers on as you head to an outdoor movie night in the grounds of the Anglesea Primary School on Saturday April 12. The night starts at 5.30pm with a surprise game for the children and a sausage sizzle, drinks and popcorn. Then at 7pm, the fun continues with a screening of The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland. Anglesea Community House chair Gary Robinson said people may like to dress up as a character from the movie. “Word is several of the local children are planning to do just that.� He said the primary aim of the evening was for the community to get together and have some fun. “Hey, who knows - if it’s successful, we could

even make it an annual event.� The secondary aim is to raise funds for needs in the community. “The funds this year will go toward the installation of toilets in the school stadium, which means this facility can then be used by the wider community for future events,� he said. “The fund recipient may change from year to year and it is hoped to grow the scope of the event in coming years.� Entry is $10 for adults and $2 for children. Ample parking is available opposite the school grounds. Should the weather turn nasty, the event will be moved indoors to the school’s stadium. Bring low chairs or cushions and a rug to sit on but consider those around you and chose a chair that is as low as possible.

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March to celebrate Geelong’s greatness BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Geelong Cats and the Cotton On Foundation have called on the Geelong community to rally together and show their commitment to the city by joining their neighbours, friends and family in a major community rally on Saturday. In what is hoped will be the first year of a significant annual event, March On Geelong will see thousands of community members rally together to celebrate all the great things Geelong has to offer, many of which have been forgotten in light of tough

Government to roll out free Wi-Fi on trains

local economic times. The event will begin at Steampacket Gardens at 4.30pm with entertainment and guest speakers. It will leave the gardens at 5.30pm, moving up Yarra Street, into Myers Street and down Moorabool Street, finishing at Simonds Stadium at about 6.15pm. The Cotton On Foundation is supplying Unite Geelong water to be sold at the event. Unite Geelong is an initiative that sees funds raised from the sale of Unite Geelong water used to implement community projects and is committed to empowering, educating and supporting local people.

Geelong Cats chief executive officer Brian Cook saw the event as an opportunity to unite the community as they march towards building a brighter future. “As a club we want to do as much as possible to lift the spirits of the Geelong community through these challenging times,” he said. “We encourage as many people as possible to be involved in March On Geelong; a great event for our city.” Cotton On Group executive Marshal McLean said March On Geelong was a way to foster community

spirit and make headway towards a better, brighter Geelong. “We would love the entire community to get behind this important initiative to celebrate all the great things our town has to offer and the bright future ahead of us.” Saturday’s rally will follow Monday’s Jobs For Geelong rally, organised by the Geelong Trades Hall Council. For more information on March On Geelong, head to geelongcats.com.au/club/events/march-ongeelong.

across Victoria more broadly. “This funding will improve mobile coverage for regional towns affected by mobile blackspots. “About 40,000 Victorians live in areas where mobile coverage is poor or non-existent.” City of Greater Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons said commuters would welcome the measures. “It’s a fact that many people choose to live in Geelong because of our lifestyle advantages compared to Melbourne – improvements to the

mobile coverage on the rail line will only add to the appeal of Geelong as a place to live and work. “Wi-Fi will add to the flexibility of rail trail and provide options for commuters to work as they travel. “Wi-Fi is no longer a luxury – it is the measure of any modern city. “Geelong’s future is as a 21st century smart city. This means our future relies on having a population that is equipped and connected.”

The state government will provide free Wi-Fi services on V/Locity trains. Photo: MARCUS WONG

BY JAMES TAYLOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS for regional Victorians is getting a $40 million boost, with the state government committing to providing free WiFi on trains for commuters to and from Melbourne as well as fixing mobile blackspots. On Tuesday, Premier Denis Napthine announced the start of an expression of interest process to deliver Wi-Fi aboard V/Line’s Vlocity carriages operating between the capital and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Seymour and Traralgon. Dr Napthine said there were more than 13 million passenger trips between Melbourne and the regional centres each year. “Eliminating these blackspots along train lines

means commuters will be able to access emails, social media and work. “As part of the project, the government will invest in a public Wi-Fi service on these trains to ensure that all commuters have uninterrupted access to the internet for the duration of their journey. “Commuters travelling beyond these regional centres will also be able to access more reliable mobile services, with the Coalition government also addressing mobile blackspots


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Colac Otway stands up for asylum seekers BY JAMES TAYLOR

Colac Otway Shire Council has entered the debate about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers, announcing it will write to the Prime Minister and Immigration Minister seeking a more compassionate and humanitarian approach. The council struck a position on the issue at its meeting last month as a way of showing support to Iranian and Afghani asylum seekers living in Colac. The same letter will also go to Labor and the

Greens, requesting immediate processing of visa applications for asylum seekers in Australia on bridging visas. Cr Brian Crook, who brought the notice of motion to the council, said asylum seekers living in Australia were “decent people”, most of whom were “well educated and have professional backgrounds, trades or have ran their own businesses”. Iranian asylum seekers living in Colac arrived after a “no advantage rule” was introduced. They receive an allowance less than the Newstart

allowance, and are not allowed to work. Afghani asylum seekers living in Colac, who arrived before the “no advantage rule”, are allowed to work but have no right to be united with their families under a bridging visa. Shire mayor Lyn Russell said Colac’s refugee and asylum seeker community made a valuable contribution to the town. “Of particular concern to council is the issue of Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visas, which allow people to remain in Australia and work for three

years, but come with a caveat that they can never gain permanent residency in this country, and they can never bring family out to Australia. If they do not sign up to a Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visa, they will be denied access to benefits and access to mainstream services.” The letter will also be sent to other politicians, including Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Corio federal member Richard Marles, Corangamite federal member Sarah Henderson and Greens MPs Richard Di Natale and Sarah Hanson-Young.

Fundraiser dance supports the good work of Peter Mac BY REBECCA LAUNER

Fundraiser organisers Pauline Dwyer, Linda Karlos and Ron Medson. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

A SPECTACULAR evening of entertainment in Moolap has raised $21,000 for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation. About 350 people attended the Melanoma Research Fundraiser at Club Italia on March 29, which included floor shows, dance, opera, music and fund raising auctions. The event was beautifully threaded together by Pauline Dwyer after many months of hard work and dedication. Ms Dwyer’s daughter Belinda has melanoma and has undergone many months of gruelling treatments, but was able to attend the event. Ms Dwyer said premium entertainment and service provided a great experience and a feelgood atmosphere for all who attended. “A special thank you to Ron Medson for compering the evening, including the months of

hard work leading up to the event. “I am also indebted to the band New Sound, opera singer Sally Green, all the professional ballroom dancers, auctioneer Peter Green, all those who sold tickets, plus Leopold Lions and Geelong Volunteers, who all provided their services free of charge.” Ms Dwyer said the generosity of Geelong businesses and others that donated items for the evening’s auction was overwhelming, with brisk bidding on most articles throughout the evening. “As a result the community spirit came together to help find a way to deliver vital research and develop more effective treatments for those with melanoma.” All proceeds from the night go directly to Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, assisting in researching a cure for melanoma and helping to transform lives for many people and their families.

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WORLD-record holding Bellbrae swimming champion Phoebe Mitchell will travel to Mexico in November to once again represent Australia at the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships. Ms Mitchell, 22, trains with the Geelong

Swimming Club and is the female world number one, holding 14 short course and long course world records for breaststroke and backstroke. This will be the fourth time she has represented Australia at the world championships after travelling to Portugal in 2008, Taiwan in 2010 and Italy in 2012 for the competition.

Ms Mitchell started swimming to keep fit and have fun 10 years ago and it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t long before her mum, Libby, noticed she was showing a lot of promise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was playing a lot of other sports like netball but there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much room for progression,â&#x20AC;? Mrs Mitchell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are so many benefits with swimming and she loved it - it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for her to start swimming competitively and it became quite obvious she had a talent for it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The best part was that there were pathways for

her to get to the level she is at now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re absolutely delighted she has qualified again and so is she; we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to see how she goes.â&#x20AC;? It costs each swimmer $12,500 to represent Australia at the world championships, which is entirely self-funded. To help the Australian Down Syndrome Swimming Team get to Mexico, Torquayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s KISSMAX is holding a fundraiser at Soulfuel on April 15 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm with a silent photo auction and raffles with prizes from local businesses.

Horseshoe Bend Road residents to be renumbered BY JAMES TAYLOR

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MORE THAN 50 residents along Horseshoe Bend Road will have to change their postal details as a result of a renumbering of part of the road by the Surf Coast Shire. When residential development in Torquay North began, it was discovered that sections of the road do not meet the Australian standard for rural and urban addressing as there are odd and even numbers on the same side of the road. The numbering of Horseshoe Bend Road starts at the City of Greater Geelong boundary at Lower Duneed Road and continues with odd numbers to the east and even numbers to the west all the way to South Beach Road. However, an unknown quirk has caused the numbering from the Esplanade to start at 1200 and have even numbers on the east and odd numbers on the west, which continues until the Quay estate. This causes a mismatch with Torquay North. Maintaining consistency with numbering is critical for emergency services, and the council

has received support for its plan from the Office of Geographic Names, the Emergency Services Communication Authority and Australia Post. Councillors resolved to begin the renumbering process at their March meeting. Along the stretch of road, even-numbered houses will become odd, and vice-versa: for example, 1239 Horseshoe Bend Road will become 1312 Horseshoe Bend Road. In response to questions from councillors, shire chief executive officer Stephen Wall said it had been proposed that $50 in compensation would be made to the 54 residents who had to change the number of their house, on request. He said this compensation would cover the cost of Australia Post redirecting mail to the new address for three months. Cr Heather Wellington agreed that providing compensation was fair, as the renumbering â&#x20AC;&#x153;could cause extreme frustration for residentsâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that obviously needs to be done, but not something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ratepayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s responsibility.â&#x20AC;?

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UN youth rep wants your views BY JAMES TAYLOR AS part of this week’s National Youth Week celebrations, the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations has promoted the important role young people play in shaping the political agenda. Laura John will start a national listening tour later this month in the Northern Territory, and is preparing to travel around the country to find out what issues young Australians care about most. “I’ll be spending one week in each state and territory hosting interactive workshops and consultations to engage with a broad and diverse group of young Australians; and I’ll be taking their views directly to our political leaders across the world,” she said. Her consultations will focus on five target groups: young people in regional areas, young people with a disability, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, recently arrived refugees, and Indigenous Australians. “Although there is an assumption that young Australians are

disinterested in politics and apathetic, this is not reflected in the large numbers of young people actively engaged with political causes,” she said. The Australian Youth Climate Coalition now has more than 80,000 members nationwide with 100 local groups and more than 500 active volunteers. The largest youth-run organisation in the country, the Oaktree Foundation, boasts over 150,000 members committed to ending extreme poverty. The theme of National Youth Week is ‘Our Voice, Our Impact’. Ms John said the week was an opportunity to showcase the many young Australians who used their voices to highlight the key issues that faced their generation, including extreme poverty, climate change and forced migration. For more details on Ms John’s itinerary or to invite her to your event, head to youthrep.org.au. Laura John will be sharing the opinions of young Australians with the United Nations.

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Keep poisons away from kids BY JAMES TAYLOR PARENTS have been asked if they know what poisons are under their kitchen sink, with the release of a free safety fact sheet. Kidsafe Victoria has put the fact sheet on its website at kidsafevic.com.au to remind parents and carers of the steps to take to protect their children from poisoning. Chief executive officer Melanie Courtney said the traditional convenient storage of household cleaners, detergents and washing powders or liquids under kitchen and laundry sinks could create a toxic and poisonous hazard that was easily accessible by babies and toddlers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to realise that children who ingest poisons can suffer severe and long term consequences.â&#x20AC;? In 2013, the Victorian Poisons Information Centre received 17,833 calls (about 50 calls per day) about exposure to a poisonous substance involving children

aged 0-14 years. Kidsafe Victoria has urged all parents and grandparents who have grandchildren visiting during the school holidays to conduct an audit of what is stored under their kitchen and laundry sinks to identify potentially poisonous items. Ms Courtney said that to help reduce the risk of poisoning, all poisonous products should be stored out of the sight and reach of children, at least 1.5 metres off the ground in a lockable cupboard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parents should also remember that child-resistant containers are not child-proof - they are designed to be difficult for children to open, but not impossible.â&#x20AC;? She said parents should not ignore other areas of the home, including outside in sheds or garages where poisonous materials such as pool chemicals, fuel, paints and solvents are commonly stored. If you think your child has ingested a poisonous substance, never try to induce vomiting, take the product container with you to the phone, and call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26.

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Contractor locked in for road safety works BY JAMES TAYLOR A CONTRACTOR has been locked in for the first three stages of the $2.5 million upgrade of the 22.5 kilometre Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road. Last week, it was announced Vitu-Mill (Civil) had been awarded a $900,000 contract to upgrade the road and help improve road safety on the connection between the Princes Highway and Deans Marsh. The first stage of the upgrade will include widening the road and sealing the shoulders for about seven

kilometres in high-risk sections of the road. Additional works yet to be awarded will include installation of guard rail and wire rope safety barriers, and placement of a new road seal and delineation over the existing road surface. The section of Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Road between the Princes Highway and Deans Marsh has had a series of run-off road crashes over the last five years. Between July 2007 and June 2012, there have been nine run-off road crashes resulting in one fatality and

multiple serious injuries. Polwarth MP Terry Mulder said Vitu-Mill was experienced in road safety and improvement works, having also completed work on the Princes Highway near Terang and on the Hamilton Highway at Tarrington. “When complete, the new road will have a higher skid resistance and offer a greater level of control to vehicles in wet conditions.” The safety upgrades will begin in May and take about one year to complete.

“About 1,100 vehicles use this road every day with traffic numbers increasing along this route during the summer holiday season,” Mr Mulder said. “The Coalition government’s $2.5 million commitment for the upgrade under the Safer Road Infrastructure Road Program, will address the current spate of run-off road crashes. “The great thing about this project is it is targeted to areas where it can have a specific and immediate safety benefit, addressing the factors contributing to the run-off road crashes that have occurred.”

Grants to upgrade Men’s Sheds open BY JAMES TAYLOR

The state government has provided $500,000 in funding to support the Men’s Sheds program.

GRANTS of up to $30,000 are now available to help local communities redevelop and modify existing local Men’s Sheds. Groups with Men’s Sheds already in place have been encouraged to apply for the funding from the state government’s Strengthening Men’s Sheds initiative. The grants can be used for: • refurbishment for expanding activities due to a growing need or community demand, • modifications to increase disability access, or • modifications to meet OHS standards. Funding is available to incorporated not-for-profit organisations and local councils. Polwarth MP Terry Mulder announced the grants last week. “I have visited a number of men’s sheds in my electorate and it is evident that they are working very well in providing many benefits to those who use

them and the community as a whole. Applications that demonstrate strong support from the community, through local council, neighbourhood house or local learning centre endorsement, will certainly be considered favourably.” Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge said the new funding round of $500,000 is part of the Coalition government’s $4 million Strengthening Men’s Sheds initiative to either build new sheds or refurbish existing buildings. “The Coalition government is a great supporter of the Men’s Shed movement, which plays a significant role in the lives of many Victorian men. “To date the Coalition government has provided funding to refurbish 36 sheds and to build 41 new sheds across Victoria.” Applications for grants close on June 27. For more information, head to dhs.vic.gov. au/for-business-and-community/communityinvolvement/men-in-the-community/ strengthening-mens-sheds.

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Gordon graduates Marko Frkovic and Zac Gray are moving to England this month to work at one of Rick Stein’s restaurants, thanks to a helping hand from their former tutor David Buckley (centre).

Graduate chefs nab top international jobs BY TIFFANY PILCHER A COUPLE of Gordon TAFE’s culinary graduates are jetting off to England this month to begin working at world famous chef Rick Stein’s restaurants, thanks to their well-connected former tutor. The graduates, Marco Frkovic and Zac Gray, will spend a few days in London before heading to Padstow in Cornwall to begin their jobs at one of Mr Stein’s five restaurants in the area. Their former tutor, David Buckley assisted them by contacting his friend and Rick Stein’s Seafood Restuarant operations manager David Sharland about a possible graduate program. “We have been friends since we worked together at The Savoy in London in the early 80s,” Mr Buckley said. “They were looking for people to be sent over to help during their busy period and we ended up

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THE state opposition and state government have traded fire over funding for regional hospitals, with both sides accusing the other of not doing enough to stop federal government cuts to health. Last week, the state opposition claimed the federal government’s MYEFO budget update in December revealed $277 million would be cut from Victoria’s health system – $63 million more than any other state or territory. “Denis Napthine and Tony Abbott are cutting millions from our regional hospitals – you just can’t trust the Liberals with health,” Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said. “The money the Liberals are taking from our hospitals could clear the elective surgery waiting list or employ thousands of nurses. “Denis Napthine can’t stand up to Tony Abbott.” However, Minister for Health David Davis said the state opposition was being hypocritical. “Daniel Andrews should be embarrassed. The figures he is quoting are the cuts that the Rudd and Gillard Governments wanted to make to our hospitals. “Even worse, when the Gillard and Rudd Governments cut $475 million from Victoria’s hospitals, Daniel Andrews’ Labor Party voted to support it.” The state government said while Labor had cut funding to Otway Health and Community Services by $115,000 and to Lorne Community Hospital by $104,000, the Coalition government had increased funding to the two hospitals by $395,000 and $425,000 respectively.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) and the AFL have called for locals along the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road to join them on May 10 to show support for the growing number of Australians personally affected by breast cancer. 15,000 people will stand together on the hallowed turf of the MCG in the shape of the BCNA’s iconic Pink Lady to represent the number of Australians who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. Tickets are now on sale for Field of Women 2014, which will be held just before the Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs match. 15,000 participants will stand in bright pink ponchos and 125 in blue to represent the number of Australians who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. Maxine Morand, BCNA chief executive officer and a breast cancer survivor herself, said taking part in the Field of Women was a truly unforgettable experience. “The Field of Women is a powerful human display that brings the statistics of breast cancer to life. “For me, it offers an opportunity to reflect on my own cancer experience and stand with others who have been

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Time for direct answers on Direct Action Plan Dear Editor, The federal government has made no secret of its intention to repeal the carbon tax. While a recent attempt to do so was blocked in the Senate, the change in the make-up of the Senate in July will increase its chance of success. If they do succeed, what will this mean in so far as tackling the massive challenges presented by climate change? Australians have been let down badly when it comes to information about the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Direct Action Plan. Just how much do we know about it? It would be helpful if our local representative in the federal government, Sarah Henderson could, through the columns of this paper, explain to us in plain, practical, apolitical terms: â&#x20AC;˘ How the Direct Action Plan works â&#x20AC;˘ How natural occurrences such as flood, drought and fire affect the outcomes of the soil carbon sequestration component (a very large component of the policy) â&#x20AC;˘ What experts in the area of soil science are saying about the chance of achieving meaningful success from the soil carbon sequestration component, and â&#x20AC;˘ What the economic costs associated with the governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Direct Action Plan are. Doug Webb Bellbrae

Does farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market cause a conflict? Dear Editor, Cr David K. Bell is seeking community and Surf Coast Shire support to run the Torquay farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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market - a commercial enterprise for himself - on ratepayer-funded assets. What is it about conflict of interest that Cr David K (K for konflict) Bell does not understand? David Fredericks Bellbrae

GORCC should be stood down over Point Grey Dear Editor, Hot on the heels of their successful (if belated) re-opening of the Swing Bridge, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) met with representatives of the Lorne Aquatic and Angling Club (LAAC) to discuss the next stage of the Point Grey fiasco. The GORCC people, having processed the 50odd submissions to the draft plan, should have come out supporting the Lorne community in their wishes. They have conceded that the LAAC should be a separate building as called for but they have done so with certain provisos regarding the site, design and so forth. They fall back on the Victorian Coastal Strategy (VCS) to limit what the community can achieve down there. Yet more than one submission from people who have read the VCS have asserted that GORCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reading of it is selective and does not truly represent the spirit of the document (the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;one building scenarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; which GORCC maintained was an unequivocal demand in the VCS is not correct, for example, yet this was given as the reason for their original decision to consolidate the LAAC in behind the restaurant in their rather poorly thoughtout design.) If GORCC were truly behaving in a spirit of reconciliation, they should have been supporting the wish of the general community to have the

northern access road kept open. Instead, their stance was that the road had to be closed because VicRoads wanted it closed due to safety reasons, and this required closure would then determine what would be done within the precinct. Their hands were tied, so to speak. However this is when the Point Grey fiasco gets exposed as the dirty deal it is. When VicRoads South West region director William Tieppo was approached to clarify their position regarding this road closure, he informed the local community that, in fact, VicRoads had no position on the matter at all. This can only mean one thing. Not only have GORCC been trying to twist the VCS to suit their own preferred design model, they have also lied to the Lorne community about why they want to close the access road. The Lorne community argue against its closure for a number of reasons including that it is considered a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Safe Meeting Placeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the Lorne Township Plan (2009). It is designated as EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY AREA SVC V2 815S H11. This is unconscionable behaviour from GORCC which seriously compromises the draft plan and raises integrity issues. As such, they should be stood down as administrators within the region forthwith. Doug Williams Lorne

Sewerage system isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t at breaking point Dear Editor, A letter in the March 27 edition of the Surf Coast Times raised concerns about the capacity of Torquayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sewerage system. I wish to assure residents the system is not â&#x20AC;&#x153;at breaking pointâ&#x20AC;?. A new pipeline to transfer sewage from Torquay to the Black Rock Water Reclamation Plant was

completed in 2006 and a major upgrade of the main Torquay sewage pump station in 2009. These infrastructure investments have provided significant capacity for growth in Torquay and Jan Juc, including the recently rezoned Spring Creek growth area and the Torquay north growth area. As development progresses over the coming decades, a number of smaller scale incremental sewer extensions and upgrades will be implemented. Carl Bicknell General manager, strategy and planning Barwon Water

The road to zero starts with you Dear Editor, The Transport Accident Commission has thrown its support behind Victoria Policeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new campaign, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Road to Zero: it starts with youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The campaign will see police saturate the state with 11 large-scale operations targeting road safety over the next three months. For every person killed on Victorian roads, a further 20 are left with serious injuries. These are peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brothers, mothers, sisters and sons and, for many of them, life will never be the same. Serious injury is the hidden toll of road trauma and each year close to 6,000 Victorians are affected. Victoria Police and TAC invite the community to join with us, to take ownership of road safety and stand together as we work towards our mission of zero road deaths and zero serious injuries. As part of the Road to Zero campaign, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re invited to share your stories about road trauma on Victoria Policeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Facebook page or on twitter using #roadtozero. Together we can make every journey a safe one. Janet Dore Chief executive officer Transport Accident Commission

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Ann Nichol sale against the community’s wishes Dear Editor, Please investigate the sale of crown land with the Ann Nichol House Age Care facility at Portarlington, thus enabling it to be sold to a private consortium. My parents have already had the indignity of having to move last year due to the incompetence of John Fendyk, CEO of Bellarine Community Health, when the Coorabin Aged care facility in Point Lonsdale was emptied to sell. I do not want them to move again, due to the incompetence of John Fendyk and the board of Bellarine Community Heath. Ann Nichol house was built and paid for by the fundraising of the Bellarine Peninsula Community. Bellarine Community Health does not represent the wishes of the community when it chooses to sell Ann Nichol House. Ideally, the following three points should be explored to ensure all of the community’s wishes are consulted: • clear evidence that Ann Nichol House is financially unviable • a range of creative models have been explored to establish viability (including privatisation), and • that any privatisation of Ann Nichol House enshrines guarantees regarding access for local communities on the northern Bellarine Peninsula and that the significant community funding and effort that assisted in the establishment and maintenance of Ann Nichol House be appropriately recognised. It’s clear that Bellarine Community Health is bullying the most vulnerable people in the community. They will not let the minutes of their meetings be released and John Fendyk has behaved in a dishonourable manner towards the relatives, staff and more importantly the residents of Ann Nichol House. I hope you look kindly on my request.

in this area. We saw our community engaged, feeling valued and listened to now being crushed by this decision. Community voice is so important, but after a long battle we wonder what any community can win over a well-funded opposition. It has come as a cost to our morale but also we believe a loss of precious nature for all. In the words of Joni Mitchell: “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”

Operation Sovereign Borders is working as we intended and the insidious people smugglers understand that this way to Australia is now closed. Our strong policies are underpinned by compassion because they are saving lives as well as restoring confidence and integrity to our migration program.

Judy Denson, Jill Hyslop, Amanda Hough, Debbie Slater and Trish Curry Torquay/Bellbrae

Remove the temptation of mobiles while driving

Sarah Henderson

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: editor@ surfcoasttimes.com.au 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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Border protection underpinned by compassion Dear Editor, I refer to a letter about asylum seekers in this newspaper last week which criticised the Federal Government’s border protection policies. There is nothing shameful about policies which are saving people from drowning at sea. During the time of the previous Labor government, some 1,100 people lost at sea. This is a tragic and shocking death toll. More than 800 boats arrived carrying more than 50,000 people, including more than 8,000 children. Budgets blew out by $11 billion. The Coalition Government has made the decision to implement policies which were tried and tested by the previous Howard Government. Let’s not forget, there were just four people who remained in detention, having arrived by boat, when the Howard Government left office. It has been more than 110 days since the last successful people smuggling venture to Australia.

My comment is to address the frustrating rise in the road toll according to the numbers: 42 this year in contrast to 34 last year. The article on page 28 last week notes that the use of mobile phones while driving is causing distractions and therefore accidents, as we all know they do. To address our obsession with the mobile phone I suggest that it become illegal to have a mobile in the car with us while driving. The safer place for it is in the boot of the vehicle so that means that we have to stop driving to be able to safely use it! Simple. Answering a mobile phone is rarely a “life and death” necessity yet we make it a “possible death” situation through our foolishness. Tragic useless waste of life or lifelong avoidable injuries demands “thinking outside the square” as was once done many years ago, when we first were courageous enough to bring in laws that brought the road toll down very significantly. It was then thought that the wearing of seatbelts would never be accepted by the driving public!

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Spring Creek decision is disheartening Dear Editor, We are some of the many people who are stunned and disheartened by the decision to proceed with development of the kilometre of land west of Duffields Road. For us, the battle wasn’t only ensuring that Bellbrae was protected from development by a green barrier, the long fight was about saving the scenic, open hillsides and valley of the Spring Creek area visible to so many who pass by. The area has much more value to the community as an open area connecting us with rural surrounds than as a housing development site generating money to profit-seeking developers. We feel disheartened as we have been a part of a loud community voice to say no to development

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RURAL ROUND-UP A load of lime being delivered in preparation for pasture renovation

Colac Nuffield livestock Australia set market report to welcome BY DEAN WEBSTER

Now’s the time to lime BY DEAN WEBSTER

SOIL acidity is a common factor in soils in Victoria’s south-west, which can limit pasture production. Right now is a good time to check the acidity levels of your paddocks with soil tests and if necessary take corrective action by applying lime. Soil acidity is a natural and induced chemical condition of soils that has a number of undesirable effects. Acid soils can reduce the plants’ ability to take up water and nutrients and can cause aluminium levels to become toxic. It also affects the soil’s biological functions and can make paddocks more vulnerable to soil structure decline and erosion.

All of this reduces pasture growth and is a good reason to check the status of your soils. Acidification of soil occurs naturally in higher rainfall areas and varies according to a number of factors including soil type. The soil pH figure on a soil test provides a measure of acidity or alkalinity - a pH of 7.0 is neutral, above 7.0 is alkaline and below 7.0 is acid. There are two measurements of pH and it is important to know which is being referred to on the soil test. These measurements are pH in water (pHw) and pH in calcium chloride solution (pHCa). As a general rule, the pHCa figure is 0.7 lower than pHw figure, but this is inconsistent. Most agronomists and farmers are now using the pHCa test figure as it is less variable.

Williams & Jackson Agricultural Services Geelong senior agronomist Eoin Flett said now was the time to prepare your lime application. “This time of year is right; application of lime should be made two to three months before pasture renovation. “First step, though, is to have a fertiliser plan in place using accurate data to ensure the right amount and of lime is applied if required, without accurate data from soil tests you could be just wasting your money.” While lime and liming is an inexact science, as general rule of thumb, applying 2.5 t/ha of lime (a tonne to the acre) has been used as a general recommendation. For more information on the benefits of using lime to improve your pasture, contact your local agronomist.

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LAST Friday’s Colac store sale was a ripper, with strong Gippsland competition along with heavy competition from the meat processors and feedlotters, as well as buyers from South Australia and Swan Hill. Peter McConachy reported that it was $60-$100 dearer than the previous month’s sale, with some cattle even dearer, making to a top of $1,030 and heifers topping at $660 with cow and calve outfits topping to $1,060. Charles Stewart sold a pen of ripping Angus steers for Ray Perry of Torquay, 11-13 months of age, ‘Murdeduke’ blood, 377kg at $2.16 p/kg achieving $815 a head. They were purchased by Hopkins River Feedlot. Mr Perry said he was shocked at the great prices and pleased with the outstanding result. He presented his steers in a forward condition having periodically grazed them on a recent lucerne crop. Last week’s yarding of 869 cattle at Colac’s fat sale was up 314 head on the previous week’s sale. Cattle supply more than regained the previous week’s reduced figure with processors keen to source suitable lines. Quality overall was better but unfinished young cattle still made up a major portion of the plain to good quality penning. The usual field of processors operated as well as an additional restocker, with prices a general 15c to 20c/kg higher and export categories claiming the greater share of the rise. Charles Stewart livestock agent Peter McConachy said that it was an excellent market with rain in some parts pushing the market up. Bullocks were a good 10-15c dearer with cows leading the push at 15-20c dearer this sale, and vealers were also an improvement on last sale. Also another market driver was South Australia buyer Teys Australia, who was in the game fulfilling orders for their Wagga processing plant. The C2 and C3 young cattle mainly sold from 155c to 185c, with restockers paying to 181c and yearlings to processors up to 200c/kg. The best of the few vealers sold to 215c, while most D2 yearlings made between 130c and 160c/kg in the overall penning of 179 head.

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helloworld Torquay supports local SLSC BY DEAN WEBSTER HELLOWORLD Torquay might have had a name change recently, but the office is still firmly committed to its program of community support. Throughout January, staff of the then-Harvey World Travel Torquay store raised more than $100 in funds for the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club (TSLSC). The novel fundraising idea surfaced during the busy Christmas tourist season, when visitors to the office were offered the opportunity to make a small donation for brochures into a collection tin in support of the TSLSC. helloworld Torquay travel consultant Amber Potter said that local businesses supporting local clubs was important. “Visitors to our store have been so generous in their support of this idea that we plan to make it an ongoing fundraising effort. “Also we have topped up the donations from our store to provide the surf club with $200.” Torquay Surf Life Saving Club facilities manager Damien Horan said it was a great initiative from helloworld Torquay. “Our club needs every cent; small donations add up. “We provide a valuable service to keep our community safe, and that costs money. “Support from the local business community is much appreciated.” helloworld Torquay is part of the new helloworld Torquay, formerly Harvey World ‘superbranded’ JTG travel agency group, amalgamating over 700 former Harvey World Travel Torquay, is independently owned and Travel, Jetset, Travelworld and Travelscene AMEX operated by franchisees Diane and Norm Read, and staffed by consultants Vanessa Teakle, Amber Potter stores across Australia.

and Christine Mangan. With its new bright blue signage, helloworld Torquay is located at Shop 6, 8 Gilbert Street Torquay. Phone 5261 9333 for more information.

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Highway Guardian award launched BY JAMES TAYLOR BRIDGESTONE and the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) have shown their commitment to Australia’s transport industry with the launch of a new award for the nation’s professional truck drivers. The Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian award honours the great community service performed by the drivers who go above and beyond the call of duty to assist those around them during the course of their normal work. The inaugural winner of the award is Brad Morrison of Nightingale Transport. On November 14, Mr Morrison came upon the scene of an accident on the Cunningham Highway near Aratula which had left a young mother unconscious and both her and her baby trapped in a burning car. Mr Morrison was able to get through the flames, smoke and fuel surrounding the scene to rescue the 10-month-old girl from the back seat. An explosion occurred shortly afterwards. Sadly, the mother could not be rescued. Mr Morrison was on one of his regular runs when he came upon the accident.

“I pulled up and jumped out as quick as I could to see if there was anything I could do to help,” he said. “As I came up around the back on the little car, I could hear a baby crying. “I just had to get in there; I had to get the baby out.” Mr Morrison was presented with his award last week at the International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show in Melbourne. “Brad’s selfless actions sum up everything that the Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian award stands for,” Bridgestone managing director Andrew Moffatt said. “His bravery in the face of extreme danger speaks volumes, not only for Brad himself but also for the trucking community in general.” ATA chair Noelene Watson said Brad was a highly deserving recipient of the award. “While we would like to extend our greatest sympathies to the family, Brad’s quick thinking and decisive action enabled him to save the child at great risk to his own life.” Highway Guardian candidates can be brought to the ATA’s attention at any time by emailing Brad Morrison (centre) receives the first Highway Guardian award from ATA chair Noelene Watson and Bridgestone Australia managing director Andrew Moffatt. ata@truck.net.au.

VicRoads HQ to relocate to Ballarat The headquarters of VicRoads will relocate to Ballarat if the Coalition wins November’s state election, and the move has been touted as generating 400 jobs and more than $40 million per year in extra economic benefits

The Vic Roads headquarters has been proposed to be built next to the Ballarat Civic Hall Photo: MATTINBGN

for the region. The new headquarters will be built on land immediately adjoining the Civic Hall site, next to the rail station precinct. Premier Denis Napthine announced the election pledge last week. “As VicRoads modernises and strives to better serve its customers, the Victorian Government has determined that Ballarat is the best place for the organisation to move to, with its easy access to and from Melbourne’s CBD,” he said. “Ballarat is a great place to live and work and will offer employees a fantastic regional lifestyle. “Relocating VicRoads headquarters to the Civic Hall site will activate this vital part of the city - boosting the economy and creating further local jobs. “The relocation of VicRoads’ headquarters will also build on the city’s strong reputation as regional Victoria’s ICT hub with the expansion of the Ballarat Technology Park, which is attracting technology-

based enterprises, including technology giant IBM. “Employees and visiting clients will be able to easily access VicRoads headquarters from the neighbouring rail station via the upgraded Regional Rail Link. “The Regional Rail Link will provide dedicated V/Line tracks to Ballarat, enabling more trains and less delays to give people the opportunity of not only securing work at the new VicRoads headquarters; but also the opportunity to live in one of the state’s greatest regions.” Dr Napthine said VicRoads’ functions including licensing and registration, finance, human resources, administration, legal and risk will move as part of the relocation. In addition, many associated senior positions will relocate to Ballarat with these divisions. He said the Coalition government had overseen the creation of more than 25,000 over the past 12 months in regional Victoria. “This move will further add to and strengthen regional economic growth.”

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You could be the next Aussie Global Hero BY JAMES TAYLOR LOCAL runners who are living with medical devices or who have benefited from medical technology are being urged to represent Australia in the 2014 Medtronic Global Heroes program. Up to 25 runners from around the world will be selected to receive a paid entry for themselves and a guest to the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or the Medtronic TC 10 Mile in the United States this October. Warren Williams, musician and school teacher from Sydney, received a pacemaker in 2010 for an irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) and was named a Global Hero in 2013. This year, Warren has been honoured as a mentor and will be returning to participate

in the event and support future heroes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Becoming a Global Hero and crossing the finishing line at the Medtronic Cities Marathon was one of the greatest moments of my life,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt empowered and grateful for the support of the crowd, and for the technology that protects my life. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want one of the tens of thousands of Aussies living with medical technology to have that feeling as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would encourage anyone to apply. It may change your life.â&#x20AC;? He said his diagnosis was discovered by chance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I exercised at an elite level for 30 years and my doctor said I was a picture of health. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was at the GP with my son and decided to request a health check, when they found a potentially life-threatening

heart condition. It was a shock to everyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fortunately, my diagnosis was discovered and today I have confidence, restored health and lead a full and active life with thanks to my pacemaker.â&#x20AC;? More than 10 per cent of the Australian population has a medical device implanted, with the number increasing. Australians with medical device therapy to treat heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain, spinal disorders, or neurological, gastroenterology and urological disorders are eligible to qualify as a Global Hero, regardless of the manufacturer of their medical device. To apply or recommend someone to be a 2014 Medtronic Global Hero, visit medtronic.com/globalheroes. The deadline for applications is April 25.

Pacemaker recipient Warren Williams has encouraged people to apply to become a Global Hero runner.

Tough rules for councillors enter Parliament BY JAMES TAYLOR LEGISLATION to enforce tougher performance and conduct standards for councillors has been introduced to Parliament. The legislation follows a statewide review of councillor conduct and performance, and follows the state governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sacking of the Wangaratta City Council in September. The proposed reforms include: â&#x20AC;˘ mandatory inductions to clarify roles and standards of conduct

â&#x20AC;˘ prohibition of Councillor Discretionary Funds â&#x20AC;˘ more transparency of chief executive officer employment contracts with independent expert oversight â&#x20AC;˘ increased mayoral power to remove misbehaving councillors from council meetings â&#x20AC;˘ independent panels hearing internal council complaints to deal with serious misconduct and, if warranted, to suspend a councillor for up to six months â&#x20AC;˘ increased power for the Local Government Inspectorate to investigate and take action for

breaches of conduct under the Act, including two new offences relating to breach of confidentiality and unlawful direction of council staff, and â&#x20AC;˘ in certain circumstances where a charge of serious or gross misconduct has been made, power for the Local Government Minister to stand down individual councillors. Last week, Local Government Minister Tim Bull said the legislation was part of the most significant reforms to local government in 20 years, and would play a key role in ensuring ongoing community trust and confidence in local government.

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Showcase your sustainability projects The winner of the top prize in last year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards has urged other council and community project managers to enter this year’s awards. BY JAMES TAYLOR THE joint project conducted by Moonee Valley City Council and Wingate Avenue Community Centre introduced recycling to a community housing estate. The project won the Community category of the awards and then went on to win the night’s overall honour, the Premier’s Recognition Award. Moonee Valley mayor Jan Chantry said the council was honoured to receive the 2013 Premier’s Recognition Award, and proud that the efforts of the team that went into making the project a success were recognised at such a prestigious event. “It is not only extremely validating to

receive an award like this, but it will also help encourage further efforts to introduce recycling into public housing.” The Ascot Vale Housing Estate Household Recycling project defied previous failed attempts to introduce recycling, and established a successful, ground-breaking model using targeted and broadranging community engagement of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and lower SocioEconomic Status (SES) groups. Some 55 per cent of the residents were born overseas, so a key initiative was the focus on engaging people from many cultural backgrounds with varying competency in English in the importance of recycling.

The project team from Moonee Valley City Council and Wingate Avenue Community Centre clean up their neighbourhood.

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards showcase organisations, institutions, businesses, community groups and individuals who demonstrate practical efforts to reduce their everyday environmental impact. Entries are open in nine categories: Cleaner Yarra and Bay (a new category), Community, Education, Environmental Protection, Infrastructure and Buildings, Innovative Products or Services, Large Business, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Tourism.

Surf Coast Shire was an Infrastructure and Buildings finalist last year for its Community and Civic Precinct in Torquay. Sustainability Victoria chief executive officer Stan Krpan said the awards are a great way to recognise and celebrate leadership in sustainability. “The Premier’s Sustainability Awards are the most prestigious environmental awards in the state.” Entries close on June 2. For more information, head to sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au.


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Campaign against kids Better access to crime in hot cars is spreading statistics promised BY JAMES TAYLOR A CAMPAIGN about the dangers of leaving children unattended in cars is reaching thousands of communities every day across Victoria. Last week, Kidsafe Victoria said the ‘Do Not Leave Children In Cars’ campaign had received strong support from the Lions Crimewatch Committee, local government, early childhood centres, the community and the state government. Kidsafe Victoria chief executive officer Melanie Courtney said the recent heat wave and the fact that paramedics were called to an alarming 620 cases of people locked in cars between September 2013 to January 2014 had continued to put the issue on the agenda. Following the launch of the Kidsafe Do Not Leave Children In Cars safety signs with Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS), which involves 6000 parents seeing the signs at ECMS services every day, the uptake of the signage campaign has increased across the state with the assistance of campaign partners, the Lions. Councils who have joined the campaign include Colac Otway Shire, the City of Frankston, City of Monash, City of Wodonga and the City of Kingston. Individual signs have also being installed by early childhood centres in Fairfield, Bulleen, Leongatha, Middle Park, Glen Waverly, Rosebud and Ashburton. Ms Courtney said the Kidsafe ‘Do Not

Leave Children In Cars’ signs were the most cost effective way of providing a constant reminder to parents and carers of the dangers of leaving children in cars, whether that be in car parks at shopping centres, early childhood centres, café strips or local playgrounds. Tests carried out by Ambulance Victoria reveal that even on a 29-degree day, the inside of a car can reach 44 degrees within 10 minutes and hit 60 degrees within

20 minutes. Following a number of child deaths and several years of Kidsafe campaigning, Victorian legislation now makes leaving a child unattended in a car a criminal offence. For more information on how to sign up for the campaign and purchase signs for your local government, centre or business, email Kidsafe at info@kidsafevic.com.au or head to kidsafevic.com.au/road-safety/hot-cars.

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DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED IN CARS One of the four signs promoted by Kidsafe Victoria, which can be downloaded from their website.

BY JAMES TAYLOR THE state government says crime statistics will be more accessible and transparent under its new Crime Statistics Agency (CSA). In addition to improving access and availability to crime data in Victoria, the independent agency will undertake and publish research into crime trends in Victoria, to providing more information about patterns of offending. The CSA will remain independent of Victoria Police and will begin operation from January 1 next year, and will also establish a website. This will include quarterly reports with a breakdown of crimes by postcode - data which has never previously been readily available to the public. Legislation for the agency was introduced into Parliament on Wednesday last month. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells said the CSA would be charged with the responsibility of strengthening community confidence in crime statistics reporting. “Establishing this agency satisfies a recommendation by the Ombudsman made in two reports

from 2009 and 2011, which was critical of the manipulation of crime statistics in the lead-up to the November 2010 state election and found Victorians were deliberately misled. “It also satisfies a recommendation that the former Office of Police Integrity made in its 2011 Report of an investigation into Victoria Police crime records and statistical reporting.” Fiona Dowsley has been appointed as the first Chief Statistician of the CSA. She previously headed the National Centre for Crime and Justice Statistics within the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). “From now until January, the Chief Statistician will be recruiting staff and setting up the processes required to ensure the agency delivers on its objectives,” Mr Wells said. “The CSA will work with Victoria Police to develop methods to ensure a smooth transfer of statistics, with the interim period assisting in ensuring the statistics are presented in a way that people can easily understand.” The Coalition government allocated $8.4 million for the establishment of the agency in the 2013-14 budget.

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Keep your eye out for possum magic BY JAMES TAYLOR IT IS coming into Ringtail Possum breeding season along Australia’s east coast, and there will be a lot more activity in your neighbourhood as the mum and dad Ringtails begin starting their families. Look out for your Ringtail buddies at dusk,

climbing overhead along the wires, or take your torch out after dark and look for them rustling around in the treetops looking for food or a mate. “The possums that sound like elephants trampling across your roof at night are likely to be Brushtail Possums,” Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife chief executive officer Susanna Bradshaw said.

Ringtail Possums are expected to become more active at this time of year. Photo: ALEXANDRE ROUX

A Ringtail Possum and its two babies take a break on a branch. Photo: DAVID COOK

“But Ringtail Possums, which you’re more likely to see at the moment as they search for mates, are smaller and daintier than Brushies. They don’t tend to live in your roof like Brushies sometimes do, as Ringtails prefer to build themselves a cosy tree-nest out of sticks, called a drey.” She said the tail was what helped tell the two species apart - a Ringtail’s tail has a white tip on the end, and is much thinner and less furry than a Brushie’s tail. “The Ringtail’s prehensile tail can be used like an extra hand. This is where its scientific name Pseudocheirus peregrinus, which is Greek for ‘false hand’, comes from. “So don’t be surprised if you see one carrying sticks, bark or other nesting material curled up in its tail as it travels around.” “Look out for Ringtail Possums at the moment

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as they are looking for mates, and getting ready to bring some gorgeous babies into the world. “Once the young are born they will stay in Mum’s pouch for four months until they’re big enough to ride around on their parents backs.” She said Ringtails were a delight to watch. “You often see them doing death-defying tightrope walks along powerlines. “Unfortunately, if they touch two lines at once, they get zapped. If you ever see an injured possum, make sure you call your local wildlife carer. “Seeing a baby possum poking their head out of mummy’s pouch or clinging onto her back is a gorgeous image so remember that those noises in the night or a few missing flowers will all be worth it in a few months.” To see if Ringtail Possums live in your area, head to the Atlas of Living Australia at ala.org.au.

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Zippy adventures at Otway Fly ZIP down to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures during the school holidays for a taste of Victoria’s ultimate outdoor family adventure. Pack your explorer boots and be prepared to experience the magnificent Otway Ranges like never before. Whether you’re soaking up the breathtaking bird’s eye view of the magnificent rainforest from the world’s tallest Treetop Walk, or soaring through the leafy treetops of the giant Mountain Ash on the awe-inspiring Zipline Tour, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures has something for the whole

family to enjoy. Watch out for what lurks around the corners – it’s a perfect spot for junior rangers to explore. Otway Fly’s Prehistoric Path offers a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to travel back in time and explore the rainforest among some of the ancient giants that once roamed the region more than 120 million years ago. Visitors can also try to spot some of the unique wildlife that call this enchanting wilderness home including the Crimson Rosella, Spotted Quoll, and the Black Snail; one of Australia’s

strangest carnivores only found in the Otway Ranges. Don’t forget to listen out for the glorious bird songs of the Otway Flyers. The Treetop Walk is a unique attraction which provides visitors with a 1.9 kilometre rainforest interpretive walk experience through beautiful, cool, temperate rainforest and features the 600-metre-long and 30-metre-high steel structured treetop canopy walkway. Self-guided maps are provided for the journey so you can take full advantage of the sensation of being 30 metres above the forest floor. The tour is a gradual 500 metre walk downhill from the Visitor Centre and to finish there is a 600 metre walk back up again. As you proceed along the level walkway, the ground progressively drops away, taking you on a journey through the upper reaches of the rainforest vegetation strata. You emerge through the ferns of the forest floor to the tranquillity and beauty of the forest canopy. From 30 metres up, you experience a unique, close view of the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Before you know it you are staring out above the tops of some trees and there are also some spectacular stands of ferns to look down on. Informative interpretation panels explain in greater detail what visitors are seeing at several points along the walk, enriching the Otway Fly experience. The total 1.9 kilometre walk takes about an hour to complete, but you can spend as long as you like. The Walk features the ‘Prehistoric Path’ for the kids and visitors are encouraged to take their time and enjoy all the forest has to offer. Otway Fly Treetop Adventures offer a shuttle service that operates every half hour on the half hour that can bring you back to the Visitor Centre. The Otway Fly provides visitors of all ages and levels of mobility a unique and challenging experience at all times of the year. Located just 2.5 hours from Melbourne CBD, the award-winning Otway Fly Treetop Adventures is Victoria’s premier eco-wilderness adventure.

Take on the zipline or the picturesque elevated trail at Otway Fly Treetop Adventure.

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The Surf Coast Times and Bellarine Times has five family passes (2 adults and 2 children) for the Otway Fly Treetop Walk to give away. For your chance to win, email giveaways@surfcoasttimes.com.au with your name, address and contact number and answer the following question: What is your favourite creature or plant to find in a forest, and why? Children are encouraged to enter. Entries close on Thursday April 17; winners will be drawn and notified on the same day.

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Plenty of puppets and fun for Easter

Friday’s Camp Ground has lots of dry creeks and river beds to find native creatures in.

BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE Bells Beach Christian Church’s Easter Party is going to be one to remember this year with one of Australia’s best ventriloquists, Natalie Miller, set to perform. Miller has been performing as a ventriloquist for 25 years and had a successful secular career before embarking into full-time ministry. As a secular performer, she was nominated for 10 national awards including two prestigious “Mo” awards and eight ACE Awards, nominated alongside the Wiggles and Hi-5 as Australia’s best children’s performer. Natalie started off in 2004 with “Sally Squad” as her show name, which was the name of her first DVDs and TV mini-show on The Australian Christian Channel and Shine TV (NZ) Her ministry has grown so much she now travels and tours throughout, not only all states and territories of Australia, but also New Zealand and the USA, in churches such as Hillsong, Planetshakers, Lakewood Church, Houston; The Potter’s House, The Church of Las Vegas and more. Natalie’s show is has big belly laughs as well as a solid message. As well as a fantastic performance, the party will also feature free Easter eggs and a special children’s program for a great day of family fun. Entry is free so bring the whole family and celebrate Easter with a smile. The Bells Beach Christian Church’s Easter Party is on Easter Sunday (April 20) at Grant Pavilion in Kuwarrk Lane, Torquay (in the civic and community precinct, off Merrijig Drive).

Explore the Brisbane Ranges BY JAMES TAYLOR

One of Australia’s top ventriloquists, Natalie Miller, is performing at the family-friendly Bells Beach Christian Church Easter Party.

THE Easter holidays are here and it’s a great time of year to get outdoors and visit the Brisbane Ranges National Park. There are great camping sites for vans and tents at Fridays Camp Ground and Boar Gully Camping Ground and there is walk-in camping at Old Mill and Little River Camp Grounds. The park has plenty of dry creeks and river beds with lots of water holes to check out for creatures such as small native fish, water beetles, water bugs, freshwater snails and dragonflies. There are also lots of walking tracks in the park where you might come across koalas, kangaroos and many different birds. You can take a walk down to Lower Stony Creek Reservoir and check out this historic dam which has the first concrete dam wall ever built in the Southern Hemisphere. The Anakie Gorge walk covers 3.5 kilometres and now has stepping stones in several places to cross the creek. There are also plenty of places along the way to stop for a barbecue or picnic at Anakie Gorge or Stony Creek Picnic Grounds.

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For the more adventurous, there is rock climbing and abseiling at Staughtonvale Climbing area, which is suitable for beginners with suitable instruction. You can also take on the challenge of an overnight walk on the Burchell Trail which starts and finishes at either Boar Gully Camping Ground or Fridays Camping Ground. There is camping on the way at Old Mill or Little River Camp Sites. A great place to visit with children is Steiglitz Historic Park where they can search for gold mining remnants, discover old mine sites and check out historic pieces of equipment. The township of Steiglitz is a fascinating place for kids to explore. It’s a real living ghost town and one of the very few still without electricity. “There’s so much to see in this park,” Parks Victoria’s Peter Box said. “And it’s a perfect place to relax in and unwind over these autumn school and Easter holidays.” For a map and more detail, head to parkweb.vic.gov.au.


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Model boats to sail on Saturday BY JAMES TAYLOR VISITORS to Lorne’s Erskine River this Saturday will be delighted to see the fabulous spectacle of the 3rd annual Swing Bridge Model Boat Regatta. The Erskine River, normally a sea of paddle boats, hobby fisherman, seagulls and holiday makers will be transformed from 10am-12.30pm into a mini boat regatta with hundreds of meticulously crafted model boats vying for line honours. Aimed at the whole family, young and old, with or without boating experience, the day will be a colourful display of sailing and power boat races. Heats will be divided into sailing and power, and by age group, under 12 years, 1218 years and over 18 years. You don’t need your boat to join in the fun. Visitors can try their hand at sailing any of the pond boats which have been generously loaned for the day by Love Lorne. Exhibition sails will also be held throughout the day. Participants and onlookers will be soothed by the dulcet tones of local poet and race compere, Hayden Rickey while they watch the activities. At the conclusion of racing, presentations will be made at the Swing Bridge with prizes donated by local businesses Precious Creatures, Wild on the Beach and Cuda Bar.

Hop into fun at Market Square BY JAMES TAYLOR

ABOVE: Spectators watch the open division of the Model Boat Regatta. LEFT: Last year’s U/12 winner, Archie Paton from Macarthur, learns the ropes. Photos: WARWICK TUCKER

Entry into the regatta is $5. Registration is at the Swing Bridge on the day from 10am or email in advance to info@lovelorne.com. The event was inspired by the Great Lakes Model Boat Regatta in Michigan, USA and the aspirations of the Lorne community to rediscover a childhood hobby lost to digitalised indoor pursuits. It is a true spectacle on Lorne’s Erskine River - get competitive, participate for fun or just watch and admire as boats adorn the water. For more information and accommodation options, head to lovelorne.com.

THE April school holidays started with a bang at Geelong’s Market Square last week with a free performance by X-Factor winner Reece Mastin, but the fun will continue over the whole two weeks. School holidays at the shopping centre are designed to provide entertainment for children aged 3 and above. Easter School holidays are extra special with visits from Easter Bunny and his helper handing out delicious Cadbury chocolate eggs. All activities in Centre Court will run between noon and 2pm. Today and tomorrow, children get to choose their favourite soft toy, get their photo taken, and use the photo to make their own 3D image for the toy’s face to create their very own 3D Little Me, which comes with its own birth certificate. Soft toys cost between $2-6.

Jamie and Kim’s Mobile Zoo will visit on April 14, with a huge range of native animals and skilled handlers who will help you get the most from this hands-on and interactive experience. In Bunny Wonderland on April 15, cuddle real bunnies, learn a bunny magic trick and make an Easter Bunny mask. Play pin the tail on the Easter Bunny, make your own top hats and edible teacups at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on April 16. On the same day, take part in the Toyworld Rainbow Loom Competition, with prizes awarded for the longest, the most creative and the most interesting. Register between 12 – 1.45pm at stand near Centre Court. Winners determined 2pm. On April 17, cuddle real chicks, enjoy Easter face painting and try an eggcellent Easter craft activity. For more information on all the activities, head to marketsquaregeelong.com.au.

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Cinderella features largerthan-life characters in a classic tale.

See behind the scenes at Serendip Sanctuary BY JAMES TAYLOR EVER wondered what it is like behind the scenes at Lara’s Serendip Sanctuary? Find out what goes on as a Parks Victoria Junior Ranger this Easter holidays. You can become a bush detective,

a bird watcher, discover the amazing world of bugs and learn about our favourite feathered friends. All activities are suitable for children aged 6-12 and their families, and provide a great opportunity for children to have some hands-on fun while learning more about the environment.

Classic Cinderella THIS Easter, the Onyx Players present Cinderella - a classic story set in a magical world. The larger-than-life characters will delight the whole family in this enchanting and entertaining live performance in Torquay. Cinderella features hilarious characters, songs, music and audience participation. Onyx Players offer affordable and quality live theatre presenting this much-loved story during the Easter holidays.

The company’s past productions include Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Pinocchio. Cinderella will be performed at the Torquay Improvement Hall, 8-12 Price Street, Torquay, from April 17 to April 20. Bookings are advised, or purchase tickets at the door. There will be two shows daily at 10am and 1pm, and an additional show at 7pm on April 19. For tickets and more information, phone 0409 954 283.

Exciting activities happening include a ‘behind the scenes’ tour on April 15 and 16. Get up close and personal with Serendip’s animals and see the Sanctuary from a whole new perspective. On April 15, learn how to use binoculars and get a close look at some of Victoria’s birds. Take a walk with the park ranger where you’ll learn: what bird is that? How do they fly? Where do they nest? What do they eat? Mini Beast Discovery will be held on April 16. Have fun exploring the park with a Ranger and discover which little beasties make it their home. Dip your nets into the water and see what critters you can find and what part they play in the world of wetlands. “Junior Ranger activities are a great way to encourage kids to discover and learn about the environment and the role parks play in protecting animals and plants,” Parks Victoria’s Roellen Little said. These activities are free but require a booking. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all sessions. Junior Rangers is not a club so no membership is required. Those taking part are reminded to bring sun protection, water and sturdy footwear. Visit parks.vic.gov.au or juniorrangers.com.au, or phone 131 963 for more information or to make a booking.

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Surf Coast garage rockers The Murlocs are putting out their highly anticipated debut album on Thursday.

Murlocs conjure up debut album BY TIFFANY PILCHER AFTER two hype-inducing EPs, several nationwide tours and constantly mounting hype, The Murlocs are ready to release their debut album. Since forming three years ago, the Surf Coast garage band has refined their own brand of distorted, yet soulful 70s grunge rock. They came together to record the album, Loopholes, last year but lost almost everything when their producer (and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard frontman) Stu Mackenzie’s laptop was stolen. Salvaging what they could, The Murlocs have just put the finishing touches on the record and will

release Loopholes on April 17. Lead singer, harmonica player and writer Ambrose Kenny-Smith said losing their original recordings ended up giving the band the space they needed to create something even better. “Stu had it all on his laptop and he left his car unlocked in Carlton for one minute while he ran into a friend’s house, and someone nicked it off the back seat. “It kind of worked out for the better, though; we had some rough stuff on SongCloud but we didn’t have any stems so we were able to redo and rearrange some things. “I’m happier with the changes we made, just little bits and pieces so it’s not so bad.”

However, as a self-proclaimed perfectionist, he’s still not completely convinced it’s their best work, much to the contrary of pre-release reviews. “It took a while to get mixed and mastered and I’m not sure it was done as well as it could be but I think that’s just me being a paranoid perfectionist,” Kenny-Smith said. “It’s our debut so I want it to be as good as it could be, I’ve just been freaking out about it a little bit but it’s okay, you just have to realise it’s done and let it go.” He said part of his apprehension is attributed to the development of a slightly new sound, though heavy Triple J airplay of their first two singles “Space Cadet” and “Paranoid Joy” suggest their

fans are still well and truly on board. “With “Space Cadet”, it’s the first time I’ve been competently convinced a song has that catchy element – I don’t know if that’s the right way to say it or if I even like saying it but it’s got that sort of rhythm. “The track “Loopholes” is completely different from anything we’ve put out before and I’d like to think “Lonely Clam” is a bit of a dark horse. “Some of the songs aren’t as garage-y, our sound has been tossing and turning, I never know where it’s going to go and that’s kind of the fun part; I can’t really control it.” Loopholes is out on April 17 through Flightless/ Remote Control.


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A+E news in brief Exhibitors wanted at Tussock gallery Tussock Upstairs Gallery in Point Lonsdale is inviting artists to submit exhibition proposals for shows throughout the year. They are seeking expressions of interest for their new initiative ‘Gallery Spaces’, in which artists are offered a range of options for exhibition spaces. They plan to encourage group shows of small works including painting, photography and works on paper and shows will be held each month with Saturday afternoon openings. For information about the application process and gallery hire rates, phone directors Bevan Shepherd or Janet Goldman on 0418 392 485.

Boogie down at SpringDale Bush Dance The SpringDale Bush Dance is on again this weekend and will feature every style from waltzing to swinging. Entertainment will be provided by the Springdale Open Dance Band and Maggie Duncan will be dance caller. Tea, coffee, cordial and water will be available, please BYO light supper to share. The dance is on Saturday at SpringDale Hall, 17-21 High Street, Drysdale from 7.30 to 11pm, Entry is $10 for adults, $25 for families and $5 for students. For more information, email Dennis Jones at dennis_r_jones@bigpond.com.

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Singing, skating and silent discos to celebrate Youth Week BY TIFFANY PILCHER THERE are a whole range of activities, competitions and performances on offer for young people this weekend to celebrate National Youth Week. A silent street disco will travel through the region on Friday, starting in Corio and ending at the Potato Shed in Drysdale. Dancers can grab a pair of wireless headphones and get down to music at various street locations along the way. There are multiple music channels available so dancers can listen to their favourite tracks. Those who don’t want to dance are invited to come along and see people singing and dancing in silence, as without the headphones you can’t hear the music. The silent disco will be at: • Labuan Square, Corio from 10am to 11am • Geelong West Town Hall Forecourt, Geelong West from noon to 1pm • Little Malop Street, Central Geelong (The Mall) from 2pm to 3pm • Ocean Grove Beach outside Surf Life Saving Club from 4pm to 5pm, and • The Potato Shed, Drysdale from 6pm to 8pm. Entry is free at all locations except The Potato Shed, where there is a $5 fee and three DJs will be

Melbourne rock trio Calling All Cars are performing a free concert at the Geelong Waterfront skate park as part of National Youth Week on Saturday.

playing tracks throughout the night. The fun continues on Saturday with a free concert by Calling All Cars at the Geelong Waterfront skate park from 2-5.30pm. There will also be local support acts, temporary tattoos, a photo booth and a free barbecue. Round out the weekend with a skate, scoot and

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It’s Festivus time for Ocean Grove BY TIFFANY PILCHER

A WHOLE day filled with music, artists and plenty of delicious food is set for Ocean Grove as the inaugural Festivus event takes place on Saturday. Festivus, a fusion of a music festival and urban art experience, will be held in Ocean Grove Park from 10am to 10pm. Headlining the event is one of Australia’s most innovative musicians, David Bridie, along with revered jazz performer Julien Wilson and the founding fathers of Australian ska, Strange Tenants. Other performers include Carus Thompson, The Kite Machine, Michelle Nicolle, Murdena and more. Bridie is a seven-time ARIA award winning songwriter and composer and he has a repertoire as a recording artist, producer, lyricist, and uniquely Australian songwriter and singer. He is a founding member and songwriter of critically acclaimed musical groups Not Drowning Waving and My Friend The Chocolate Cake, and has also released a number of solo albums. A smorgasbord of visual and interactive art projects will also be on offer including the Festivus piano, thongaphone, milk lights, a short theatre, John's Weatherstation and much more. The event has been designed to connect the community through the shared love and appreciation for experiencing and creating art. Festivus is on at Ocean Grove Park on Saturday April 12. Pre-sale tickets are $33 and available from The Piping Hot Chicken Shop and the GPAC box office at 50 Little Malop Street, Geelong, or online at gpac.org.au. Tickets on the day will be $45. For more information and the full line-up head to festivus. net.au or facebook.com/festivusOG.

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Botanical beauties at Queenscliff exhibition Queenscliff artist Robyn Veleff is exhibiting her botanical watercolour paintings locally throughout April.

BY TIFFANY PILCHER A NEW exhibition at Queenscliff Neighbourhood House showcases a range of intricate botanical watercolour paintings by local artist Robyn Veleff. Veleff has always been interested in various genres of art and studied life drawing in Melbourne before commencing botanical watercolour painting in 2001. She also studied at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and Geelong and at the Botanical Art School of Melbourne, and her paintings have been exhibited across the state. She said it was a love of gardening and plants that inspired her to work predominately with botanical themes. “I love being able to grow things from the

seed and seeing beautiful plants, so to be able to paint them is wonderful. “I saw an exhibition quite a few years ago featuring botanical paintings and I knew this was exactly what I wanted to do.” Queenscliff Neighbourhood House co-ordinator Carolyn Williams said the exhibition, titled Watercolour, is “exquisite” and encouraged anyone interested in art, and botanical art in particular, to come along to view Veleff’s work. Watercolour is on show at Queenscliff Neighbourhood House, 3 Tobin Drive, throughout April. Veleff will be at the gallery on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday from 11am to 3pm to meet visitors and discuss her work.

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Bordeaux will grow on you Here’s a very quick lesson on the Bordeaux region explaining how the region and its classifying system came about. Of late, the interest in Bordeaux wines and the amount of imports on our shelves says we love the wines - think old world winemaking methods, less pronounced fruit, more savoury earth and mineral flavours with medium body and dryer finishes. But let’s step back for a minute. Bordeaux itself is a large port city in southwestern France, in the centre of a vast wine-growing region producing quality red and white wines as well as the wonderful dessert wines of the Sauternes and Barsac areas south of the city. Saint Emilion, Pomerol and Fronsac are to the north while the Graves and Bergerac areas are to the south and west. The Medoc is on a peninsula north of the city where many of the famous chateaux – Lafite, Mouton, Rothschild, Margaux, Latour – are found. Many ask why there are different ‘growths’ and what does it all mean? In order to fully appreciate the differences in pricing – from, say, a ‘First Growth’ to a ‘Second Growth’ – you need to understand the method of classification used in the Medoc. The basis of all quality wines in France is the Appellation Origine Controllee. This is a rating given to many regions by the authorities, which simply means that a wine bearing this rating conforms to the strict rules laid down for wines from that specific region. The rating controls such factors as the variety of grapes to be grown, method of pruning, numbers of vines per hectare, volume of juice from each hectare plus other factors designed to guarantee the continuing quality of the wines and thus maintaining a firm price structure. The Medoc region has long been associated with high quality red wines with the Cabernet Sauvignon grape being the dominant variety grown there, and then blended with lesser quantities of other permitted varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. All wine in the late 1700s and 1800s was grown and made on the estate, then shipped to the many wine brokers in Bordeaux in barrels for sale to the highest bidders. The brokers who sold the wines, studied the

pricing of the top wines and it was shown that there was little doubt that some chateaux were maintaining a price level well above others. They then made a list of the top chateaux and the average price per barrel achieved for the previous 100 years; from 1755 to 1855. The result was a distinct grouping of some 62 chateaux into five groups, based on the prices achieved for their wines over the 100-year period. A classification system was developed from this with five groupings referred to as Growths, or Crus, which is still in use today and is known as the 1855 Classification of Red Bordeaux. In 1955, another check was carried out on prices achieved by the five crus for the previous 100 years (1855 to 1955). There was only one alteration: Chateau Mouton Rothschild being elevated to the status of a First Growth. This system may appear confusing to some, but it has stood the test of time for over 200 years. The three wines featured below aren’t in the exceptional class of the Growths wines, but represent good value, everyday drinking from the region if you’re interested in getting to know the wines more.

Chateau Teyssier ‘Pezat’ Bordeaux Superior 2010 ($40) Much work has been put into the vineyards that supply the grapes for this wine, aligning with the standards of quality Saint-Emilion. The pay off being greater depth and concentration in the resulting wines and this clearly shows with an almost opulence of intense blackcurrant/berry fruit, cigar/tobacco overture and smooth tannins… fantastic for the price.

Chateau du Tertre de Cascan Bordeaux 2010 ($30) A 70 per cent Merlot, 30 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon blend showing a rich dark berry flavour profile with edgy tannins and a whiff of smokey oak. Good value.

Dourthe ‘Beau Mayne’ Bordeaux 2011 ($20) Red berry fruits on the nose with lovely soft ripe berry flavours rounding out the palate with a smooth, fine tannin finish. Simple, yet satisfyingly good value.

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farm food AT HOME with Tony Le Deux

Pieces of the whole Under the title of “another life at another time”, I worked as a consultant to Macro Wholefoods in Sydney. The store was the brainchild of ex-outdoor advertising guru, Pierce Cody. Pierce is a fascinating person and after an extremely successful career in advertising, he literally bought his favourite food store in Bondi Junction. It was called Macro and was at the cutting edge of organic food retailing. There is no doubt Pierce was inspired by the Whole Foods Market concept in the United States. This US giant had humble beginnings as a health food store in Austin, Texas. In 1978, 25-five year old college dropout John Mackey and 21-year old Rene Lawson Hardy borrowed enough money from family and friends to buy the business. They had few excess funds and used to sleep in the store. It was zoned commercial and there was no shower so they bathed in the Hobart dishwasher, which had a water hose attached. Now that is dedication! Thirty five years later, Whole Food Market is the largest chain of its kind with stores in the US, Canada and United Kingdom. So what happened to Macro? It was purchase by Woolworths in 2009 and rebadged as Thomas Dux. The original eight stores are now 11 and operate in the smart suburbs of Melbourne and Sydney. I enjoyed my time at Macro and learnt much about organic and whole foods. It allowed me travel to the US, where I was inspired by Whole Foods Market stores in San Francisco and New York. They have some beautiful stores and for anyone interested in food, I would recommend a visit if travelling to America. In a convoluted way, it led me to Torquay Farm Foods where I have been for four years. The following recipe was explained to me by one of our customers. We will be pleased to prepare the pork cutlets for you at Torquay Farm Foods. Serve with Dijon mustard, a squeeze of lemon and your favourite salad.

Pork Cotoletta INGREDIENTS 4 pork cutlets trimmed and flattened to 1cm Panko crumbs Grated Parmesan Finely chopped coriander or parsley Lemon zest 3 Kossies free range eggs METHOD Combine panko crumbs, parmesan, parsley and lemon zest in a bowl, season to taste and combine. Lightly beat eggs with 100ml of milk together in a large bowl and set aside. Dust cutlets in seasoned flour, then coat with eggwash, then breadcrumbs, shaking off excess in between. Place on a baking tray and refrigerate until required. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Heat some vegetable oil and butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until butter is foaming. Cook the cutlets in until golden and cooked through (4-5 minutes each side). Place on absorbent paper, then transfer to a baking tray lined with absorbent paper and into the oven to keep warm while cooking the remaining cutlets.

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Dive into the deep at GPAC

A+E news in brief Neil Murray to speak in Torquay Poet, writer and one of Australia’s most highly regarded singer-songwriters, Neil Murray, is speaking at the Torquay Library today. Join Neil for a discussion about the creative writing process and his autobiographical novel about his time with the Warumpi Band. The book discusses the author’s quest to find out about Australia, himself, and a secret which he feels is held by the Aboriginal people with whom he immerses himself. Neil Murray is appearing at the Torquay Library today (April 10) from 6.30-8pm, entry is free.

BY TIFFANY PILCHER GO FOR a dip with the kids this weekend as Spare Parts Puppet Theatre brings its new production, The Deep, to GPAC for two performances only. Based on the book by award winning Australian writer Tim Winton, The Deep tells the story of a little girl with a big fear - Alice and her family live by the sea. Every day, her family goes down to the jetty for a swim. Mum and dad dive and make huge belly flops as her brother does bombies off the top rail. But Alice, who is not afraid of snakes or spiders, just watches from the rail. Alice is scared of the deep, even with all the encouragement in the world, Alice is scared to swim where the ocean turns from green to blue. But an unsuspecting swim with the local dolphins changes all of that - The Deep is all about forgetting to be scared. The Deep comes to GPAC on Saturday at noon and 2.30pm. The production is suitable for most ages, but perfect for children aged 4-12 and their families. Tickets are $20 each, and can be purchased online at gpac.org.au. A group price of $17 per ticket is available for groups of 4 or more, and can be purchased from the GPAC box office only.

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A tale of bravery and triumph, The Deep is showing at GPAC and is perfect for the whole family.

Torquay’s new indoor Coastal Boutique Market will take place on May 4 at Peppers The Sands Resort and organisers are now calling for stallholders. They are searching for people selling original, quality, handmade and/or home-grown products. The market will include home wares, jewellery, clothing, children’s products, photography, food items and more, with an emphasis on handmade goods from the local region. Anyone interested in being a stallholder is encouraged to email coastaleventmanagement@ outlook.com.


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Sunday May 25th, 12.30-4.30pm Beers, Food and Entertainment included $55 per person

Rocky Horror Tribute Show Be entertained and a little frightened while the cast and staff. entertain, feed and water you until you can take it no longer. Dress ups encouraged and prizes for best dressed.

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Pugsly Buzzard to get jazzy on the coast BY TIFFANY PILCHER

PIANO-playing vocalist extraordinaire Puglsey Buzzard is coming back to the coast for a show at the newly redeveloped Torquay Bowls Club next week. Filled with energy, Buzzard’s shows are exciting and captivating with his mesmerizing voice and dazzling piano performances delivered in humorous vaudevillian style. His music spans the spectrum from dark hoodoo blues to rollicking boogie-fuelled piano that never fails to get people up on their feet. Buzzard is a versatile songwriter who also enjoys interpreting classic R’n’B, jazz and popular tunes,

giving them his own fresh and unique treatment. His playing features barrelhouse, boogie and stride piano spliced with New Orleans funk, which ranges from delicate and moody to wild and ecstatic. His latest album, Chasin’ Aces, was recorded in New Orleans during a month-long residency at the Balcony Music Club in the city’s French Quarter last year. The album features an array of Crescent City luminaries joining Buzzard for some soulful performances of his latest compositions. Pugsley Buzzard and his band are performing at the Torquay Bowls Club, 47 The Esplanade on April 17 at 8pm.

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Book a date for one big night with all the greats BY TIFFANY PILCHER FANS of the legendary Johnny Cash, June CarterCash, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys can once again see their favourite performances at a bumper tribute show at the Geelong RSL this weekend. Seasoned performer Mark Caliguri is striking in resemblance to Johnny Cash, on which the first part of the show is based. Mark is joined by Joanne Evangelia as June CarterCash to deliver hits, “Walk the Line”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Jackson”, “Ring of Fire” and many more. The second set features Joanne as Marilyn Monroe – be sure to let staff know if there is a birthday in your group on the night as Joanne may be able to dedicate and serenade a certain special song to them. The third set sees Mark performing at his best as Elvis in full Vegas costuming, which is made by the same designers that created the original suits for the King himself. But the night doesn’t end there; you’re just getting started with the best of the Beach Boys thanks to tribute band, The Beach Balls. Performing together since 2009, the group has mastered the stunning harmonies and all the big hits. It’s a top down cruise through all the big arrangements and twangy guitars and all the songs are performed just like you remember them. This jam-packed show is at the Geelong RSL, 50 Barwon Heads Road, Belmont on Saturday April 12. Dinner and show tickets are $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Show only tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non members. To book, call 5241 1766. A huge night of tribute performances to Johnny Cash, June Carter-Cash, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley as well as the Beach Boys is taking place at the Geelong RSL.

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Due to increased demand for space we are now 9am-3pm at Tuckerberry Farm only accepting not-for-profit organisations and free www.buybellarine.com.au community events. Guidelines have been introduced to ensure events advertised are not ones purely serving SUNDAYS The Bellarine Railway Car Boot Sale business purposes. Emails must be received by Thursday 2nd Sunday of the month-January 12th-April 13th noon the week before the event. Stall Holders welcome

TORQUAY TUESDAYS Torquay Art History Book Club for Artists Lunch time meetings last Tuesday of the month Enquiries 0430 079 833

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.

Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Tuesdays 9am-12 noon Cnr Pride & Price Streets.

Torquay Garden Club Every 4th Tuesday. 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Rooms Price Street. New members welcome. Phone 5264 7476.

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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 19th April Lioness Club of Anglesea Car Boot Sale

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: gbrew@swarh.vic.gov.au

FRESHWATER CREEK

To book a site call 5263 3270 or 0448 844 276 or 5263 3936

St Davids Lutheran Church

21st & 28th April Angair Environmental Care Working Bees

11 am Third Sunday each month Ph. Pastor Tom Pietsch 52415141

Contact Carl 5263 2193 or Janet 5263 3369

SATURDAYS Anglesea Community Garden

Christian Meetings at Freshwater Creek Hall Sundays 3.30pm-4.30pm and Tuesdays 7.30pm Enquiries to 0428 661 579

10am every Saturday and working bee every 1st Saturday of the month Community Hub, McMillan Street. Contact Winsome on 0413 946 343

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LEOPOLD 17th April Leopold Dance 7.30pm-10.30pm at the Sportsman’s Club Contact Lorraine 5259 3968

19th & 20th April Apollo Bay Patchwork Quilters Show 10am-4pm at the Senior Citizens Hall in Whelan Street

Bellarine Police Community Support Register

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WEDNESDAYS Coastal Sound Children’s & Youth Choir

Bellarine Police Community Support Register Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5258 0812

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

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THURSDAYS Free meetings Torquay Philosophy

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

ST LEONARDS

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Youth Club Hall Moore Street 3rd Sunday of every month.

SATURDAYS Community Market

MOUNT DUNEED

9am-1pm on the Foreshore Visit www.visitotways.com for full events for the month

BARWON HEADS Seachange Quilters of Barwon Heads At the Community hall in Hitchcock Avenue

St Wilfrid’s Church Cnr Lower Duneed Rd and Surf Coast Highway Good Friday 10am Easter Day 8am Enquiries 0412 191 971

OCEAN GROVE Bellarine Police Community Support Register

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Prostate Support Group

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Meets every second Thursday at 7.30pm Ocean Grove Community Health Centre For more information contact 5221 8862

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

POINT LONSDALE

Clifton Springs Play Group Fridays 10am-12pm. Drysdale Community Church, 276 Jetty Road For more information call Caitrin on 0402 488 163 or Malory on 0425 825 023

11th April Pt Lonsdale Civic Association Meeting 7.30pm at the Primary School

Bellarine Police Community Support Register

Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop

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Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Tuesdays 10am-1pm Cnr Pride & Price Streets.

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

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SATURDAYS Torquay Central Farmer’s Market

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

8:30am-1pm at Torquay Central Car Park.

Torquay Esperanto Club

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. Special Event Price Street Community Precinct Open Day Free Children’s Activities, Craft and Art Group Expo, Historical Society display , Men’s Shed BBQ and choir, Theatre Troupe costumes, Senior’s Ploughman’s Lunch, tea and cakes, plants, books, Tai Chi and Boot Scooting demo, R.A.R- Rural Australians for Refugees, S.C.E.G-sustainable Stall and Car Boot sale (book your spot!)

MONDAYS Torquay Ladies Probus Club

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Meet First Saturday of every month, 1-3pm Feb to Nov. The Coffee Club Torquay Central. Beginners Welcome Ph 5261 2899

SUNDAYS 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

Meets every third Monday 10am at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Price Street. Enquiries to Helen 5261 9001 or 0438 581 862

WINCHELSEA Winchelsea Toy Library 11.30am-1.30pm (no school holidays)

Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surfcoast

Call Carrie on 5267 2028 or email winchelseatoylibrary@gmail.com

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

Winchelsea Community House 28 Hesse Street.

Contact 5253 3968 or www.bellarineregister.org.au

12th April Bush Dance

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Xtreme KidZ Club for primary school aged kids 3.30-5.30pm at 35 Boston Rd, Torquay www.salvos.org.au/torquay

Mainly Music pre-school program 1.30pm-2.30pm at 35 Boston Rd Bookings essential-www.salvos.org.au/torquay

Anaphylaxis and Asthma training 29th April Intro to computers Monday 19th May (x 6 sessions each Monday) Intro to Level II First Adi. Tuesday 6th May Intro to MYOB - coming soon, need expressions of interest Intro to Floristry - coming soon, need expressions of interest For all the classes and timetables please ring 5267 2028 or email education@winchhouse.org.au

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Osteopathy takes a handson approach BY DR ERIN COFFEY There’s an 80 per cent chance that at some time in your life you’ll suffer from back pain, and would you know who to see? If not, you should join the about 50,000 Australians visit an osteopath each week. Osteopaths are primary healthcare practitioners who have completed a five-year master’s degree, are government-registered, and are providers for the Transport Accident Commission, WorkCover, and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Osteopathy has been practised in Australia for more 100 years, yet we are relatively unknown, with under 2,000 osteopaths practising nationwide, compared to 25,000 physiotherapists and 5,000 chiropractors. Osteopathy is a hands-on approach to healthcare recognising the important link between the structures of your body and the way it works. Osteopaths focus on how your skeleton, joints, muscles, organs, nerves and circulation work together to improve your health and well-being. Anybody can see an osteopath, for numerous reasons - a newborn or post-natal mother after childbirth, a sportsperson with muscular tightness, a desk worker/student with neck stiffness, females with period pain, an elderly person with shoulder pain, or a surfer with hip pain. You may see an osteopath for a headache, but there may be something underlying that is in a distant location causing your headaches. A treatment can involve a variety of different techniques that we draw upon depending on the individual. They can include soft tissue massage to muscles, ligaments and tendons, joint manipulation and articulation, and stretching. Techniques are gentle and are suitable for all people, including those with complex medical issues such as cerebral palsy or chronic pain.

Although osteopathy is a form of hands-on medicine, we look at the big picture – what sport you play, do you stretch correctly, how you sit at your desk, whether you sit on your wallet (males, stop that now), how do you carry your bag, and in what position you sleep (stomach sleepers, stop that too) in search for what could be an external contributing factor to your complaint. If you need exercises or rehab, we can write you a program too. Osteopathy Awareness Week begins on Sunday. For more information on Osteopathy, head to osteopathy.org.au.

Dr Erin Coffey says there are many reasons people see osteopaths.

Rowan Prendergast conducts an Optos Daytona examination.

Eye-dentify your health risks through a retinal scan Nationwide research conducted on behalf of OPSM reveals that 40 per cent of people are ignoring their eye health and in so doing may be putting their general health at risk. The survey shows that the majority of the public fail to understand that the eyes are more than just windows to the soul. They also reveal a great deal about our overall well-being and can lead to early detection of potentially serious and life threatening conditions. Aside from diabetes, which 46 per cent of respondents understood could be detected through an eye exam, less than one third of respondents knew that a routine eye test or scan may detect the early on-set of diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and multiple sclerosis. Australia’s leading optometric retailer, OPSM, is challenging Australians to lift their knowledge and awareness of the importance of looking after your eyes. The company now uses Optos Daytona Ultrawide Retinal Scanners in every practice. These scans provide optometrists with a fast,

easy and painless means of potentially picking up early warning signs of hundreds of conditions from diabetes through to a stroke. Taking less than five minutes, the scan captures an image of the interior of the eye, allowing your optometrist to thoroughly study wide-field images of the retina, optic nerve and intricate blood vessels. Assessment of these parts of the eye assists in early detection and management of serious conditions that transcend sight. The scans are retained as a record to help monitor any changes over a prolonged period. OPSM Waurn Ponds principal optometrist Rowan Prendergast said most Australians were walking around blind to the fact that eye health and general overall well-being were intrinsically linked. “Even though their vision may be perfect, there are many more reasons why simple measures for caring for your eyes, such as regular eye checks, should not be missed.” To book an eye check, phone 5243 9288 or head to opsm.com.au.

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Building resilience In building resilience, the School of Modern Psychology uses a ‘Hills, Valleys, Mountains and Oceans’ exercise to plot and reflect on life events.

BY BARBARA GRACE COULD resilience training help you cope more when stress impacts your life? Positive Psychology research says it helps reduce ‘avoidant’ behaviours like self-blame, denial and venting; increase planning and problem-solving skills; manage emotional and physical stress responses and improve thinking strategies. If this appeals, build your resilience with these ten tips. 1. Build Relationships • Ask for help when needed, accept help when offered, give help when required. • Become a better listener; ask more open questions. 2. Focus on the outcome you want • Change the meaning around an event or problem you’re facing. Seeing it in a different light may help find alternative solutions. 3. Be flexible in reaching your goals • If one path doesn’t give the results you want, then do something different. 4. Move towards your goals rather than away from them • Take ‘baby steps’ rather than giant leaps forward and huge steps backward.

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Be accountable to someone you wouldn’t let down. Align your goal with your purpose, then take action Rather than detaching and feeling overwhelmed through procrastination or perfectionism, sandwich the action between things you enjoy doing. Continue building on your personal growth People choosing to grow through difficult times often report better relationships, a greater sense of strength, increased self-worth, more spiritual alignment and a higher appreciation of life. Become your ideal ‘you’ Describe the ‘ideal’ you. Describe the ‘present’ you. If there’s a gap, build a bridge between them. Focus on what you can change, not what you can’t

Limit ‘stress creep’. While a situation may be affecting one part of your life, isolate its contagiousness. • Know that you are not a super hero, no matter how much you may want to be. 9. Focus on what you want • If you want better things in life, act as if you already have them. • If you want to feel more confident, act more confidently. 10. Acknowledge your emotions • Emotions serve a purpose. Ask yourself what’s behind your emotion (eg anger, resentment) and what needs resolving. If you’d like to know more, check out ‘Resilience’ training at schoolofmodernpsychology.com.au courses. Barbara Grace is the director of the School of Modern Psychology.

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Community footballers urged to look after legs WITH the AFL season in full swing, Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) is reminding local clubs and players that injury prevention is the key to participation and keeping healthcare costs to a minimum this season. Injury data collected over the past 20 years show that lower limb injuries are the most frequent injury occurring at a junior and adult community football level, often at huge financial cost to individuals and the public health system. SMA spokesperson Dr Alex Donaldson from the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) said leg injuries such as ACL tears or sprained ankles can have a lasting impact on a player’s health and ability to participate in community football and other types of physical activity into the future. “ACL injuries in particular can result in a significant personal and financial cost, with 50-70 per cent of patients developing osteoarthritis and requiring knee replacements later in life,” Dr Donaldson said. “There are around 10,000 ACL tears operated on every year, at an

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MOORE WEEKLY STARS Relationship dramas are likely as the Lunar Eclipse, Uranus and Pluto stir up partnership problems. You’re feeling fiery and feisty, but resist the temptation to start arguments and arouse opposition in others. Be extra careful what you say on Wednesday, as hasty words can cut like a knife… and loved ones aren’t in the mood to forgive and forget! So choose your words wisely.

Tuesday’s Lunar Eclipse highlights your home zone so be on domestic drama alert and realize that emotions will be running high, and you’re likely to blow things way out of proportion. Get set for a fabulous Good Friday as the stars favor eating, drinking, socializing, travelling and hanging out with loved ones. Time for busy Crabs to de-stress and have some holiday fun.

Bulls - have you got any bad habits you’ve been trying to kick? The Lunar Eclipse shines a bright spotlight on dietary or lifestyle choices that may be compromising your health and vitality. You’re in a friendly and talkative mood on Good Friday, as you mix and mingle; socialize and circulate. You’re also keen to (over) indulge in some delicious food and yummy Easter treats!

Lions aren’t usually domesticated creatures (you prefer to pour your energy into shining on the public stage). But, with the Moon and Saturn hooking up your home zone, it’s time to tackle DIY jobs that you’ve been putting on the backburner. If you are travelling over the Easter break (locally, interstate or overseas) then allow yourself plenty of time as mix-ups and delays are likely.

This week you’ll be easily distracted, as your mercurial mind jumps all over the place. The Lunar Eclipse fires up your entertainment zone so it’s time to be a gregarious Gemini as you shop, see a movie, go to a concert, hit the clubs or party with friends. Mercury/Mars aspects help you communicate with extra power and passion, but not everyone will like what you’ve got to say!

This week will work best if you multi-task and mix things up. Avoid making major financial decisions, as you are likely to skip over important details. Nervous energy and stress levels are high so pace yourself. Don’t be a holiday hermit. Group activities and social networking are favored but don’t assume you know what a loved one is thinking… you may be way off the mark.

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The Lunar Eclipse is likely to trigger some relationship rumbles. Financial negotiations are favored on Friday – as long as you have done your homework and have your business hat on. Over the weekend you’re in the mood to indulge your sweet tooth, as discipline flies out the window and you overdose on too many hot cross buns and chocolate Easter eggs. Enjoy!

Conscientious Capricorn – when trying to juggle professional projects and personal matters, compromise is the key. If you try to do everything 100 per cent perfectly, you’ll just end up exhausted. Prepare for some upheaval on the weekend, as unpredictable Uranus shakes things up on the home front. If you’ve been stuck in a domestic rut, it might be just what the doctor ordered.

Friday’s stars are fabulous for Scorpio flights of fancy as you explore and experiment; go on a grand adventure; or fall passionately in love! Creativity and children are also highlighted. If you are too set in your ways then you’re in for an unsettling Saturday and Sunday, as Uranus and Jupiter disrupt your usual routine. The more flexible you are, the better the weekend will be.

You’ll feel restless over the Easter break, as the Uranus/Pluto square stirs up your temperamental side. Just remember there’s a fine line between reckless behaviour (resulting in regrets) and spontaneous action (leading to success). If you keep busy with interesting and productive projects, then there’ll be less inclination for you to be disruptive and demanding.

The Lunar Eclipse stimulates your ‘kids zone’ so expect a tricky time, as children and teenagers shift into hyperactive mode. Holiday hijinks are highlighted on Friday, as you relax and enjoy socializing with family and friends. You have a talent for putting your foot firmly in your mouth (especially this weekend) but are people ready for your special brand of Sagittarian truth serum?

The focus is on lust and loot as the Lunar Eclipse brings up unresolved issues. An intimate relationship could soar (or crash) depending on how committed you are, emotionally and financially. With Venus and Neptune both visiting your sign, you’re emanating some serious charisma and your appreciation of art, literature and music is especially high.

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Saturday 12th April, 2014 5th April 2014

THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD COAST COMMITTEE (GORCC) Torquay Angling Clubrooms - Fisherman’s Beach Bookings now invited for full clubroom facility The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee wishes to advise that the full Torquay Angling Clubroom facility is now available for community group bookings a minimum of six times per year. Bookings may be made through the club by contacting Commodore Mr. Steve Burton on 0412 101 225, emailing fishing@torquayfish.com.au or mailing to P.O. Box 32 Torquay 3228. The front room of the facility is available for community bookings at any time subject to club activities and catering is available through the Bombora’s Kiosk/Café next door. Richard Davies Chief Executive


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BY TIFFANY PILCHER THERE will be mounds of gold, silver and bronze making its way to the Surf Coast and Bellarine this week as a number of surf life saving clubs return victorious from The Aussies in Western Australia. The competition began on Monday last week and wrapped up on Sunday at Scarborough Beach. In the Open competition, Eleanor Cooney-Hunt from Anglesea SLSC came 4th in the under 15 Women Beach Sprint, Jan Juc came 4th in the under 17 and Open Patrol Competition and Torquay came 5th in the Under 19 Women Board Relay. Kira Kinsey from Ocean Grove made three individual finals: the under 19 Women Surf Race, under 19 Women Board Race and under 19 Iron Women. Anglesea came 6th in the under 19 Mixed Ski Relay and under 15 Women Beach Relay. In the Surfboat competition, Lorne SLSC’s Bowlers came 4th, and the Wasavics came 6th in the Reserve Grade Surfboat final. In addition, the Torquay under 23 Men, swept by Stephan

Blewett, made their final. “This is the first time ever that one club from Victoria has had two crews in the same final and it has been a few years since Victoria has had three boat crews feature in the finals,” Torquay SLSC’s Aaron Tannahill said. “Lorne are the powerhouse in surf boat rowing in Victoria and this was highlighted by their performance at the championships.” In the Masters Surf boats, Fairhaven won gold and Anglesea won silver in the 240+ category and Lorne Wasavics won silver in the 120+. Anglesea dominated in the Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R), winning gold in the Under 15 Mixed 5 Person R&R, silver in the Open Women 5 Person R&R, bronze in the Under 19 Mixed 5 Person R&R and Under 15 Mixed 5 Person R&R, and 4th in the Under 17 Mixed 5 Person R&R. Jan Juc SLSC’s Indy Flexman won the fifth medal in the Under 17 two kilometre run. For full results from the competition, visit sls.com.au/aussies/results.

Marathon offers great views and a great challenge BY JAMES TAYLOR RUNNERS are getting ready for next month’s challenge in the world’s most visually spectacular distance events - The Great Ocean Road Marathon. With panoramic views of the Southern Ocean between Lorne and Apollo Bay, the location will attract participants from across Australia to participate in one of the six races on the May 17 and 18. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, the event provides participants of all fitness levels and ages with a unique opportunity to challenge themselves physically across of range of distances. Children can try the 1.5 kilometre Kid’s Gallop and there are five other distances: a 6 kilometre run, a 14 kilometre wheelchair challenge, a 14 kilometre run, a 23 kilometre half marathon and the full 45 kilometre marathon. Not-for-profit organisation Can Too is one of the charity partners of the marathon and is entering a large team. The organisation, which supports cancer

research, delivers training programs to people to make the impossible achievable – from putting yourself out there, taking risks and setting goals to doing something for others. Can Too has so far raised more than $12.5 million and trained more than 8,500 people. Having lost her own father to bowel cancer at age 51, Can Too founder Annie Crawford knows firsthand the devastating impact that cancer can have on an individual and their family. An accredited running coach and self-confessed running addict, Annie decided to combine her passion for running and fitness with raising money and founded Can Too in May 2005. Crawford started distance running 25 years ago and now runs at least 50 kilometres each week. “Running keeps me sane – I absolutely could not live without it,” she said. The official charity of the Great Ocean Road Marathon will be the Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation.

The community-focused not-for-profit organisation will be supporting the event by putting forward their volunteers and have also recruited a large team of runners. The foundation works to support local community health and wellbeing groups and services wherever is needed, and extend beyond Apollo Bay and right along the coast. Last year alone, the foundation raised $12,064 for Otway Health to purchase a much-needed Istat Blood Testing Machine, $11,000 for Otway Health for Video Equipment, $3,000 for Apollo Bay Little Athletics for start up equipment, $3,344 for Apollo Bay CFA to purchase a new defibrillator and $2,180 for Otway Personal Development Inc’s Rock & Water Program. Entrants must be under 13 years of age on race day to compete in the Kid’s Gallop. Register or find more information at greatoceanroadmarathon.com.au, and also head to the Facebook page at facebook.com/ greatoceanroadmarathon.

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Reports of some kingfish and pinkie snapper being caught offshore, Rock fishing is seeing salmon, pinkies, trevally and gummy sharks being caught Beaches are producing salmon and gummies Painkalac Creek continues to produce some nice bream. For all the latest fishing news and all the right advice, drop by and see us and we will do our best to get you out there, fishing productively with the right gear and the right bait. The Great Ocean Road Outdoor Centre, Anglesea, phone 5263 2330.

APOLLO BAY

Squid and trevally are still being caught in the harbour, with lots of grass whiting and King George also being taken The breakwater is still seeing pinkies and salmon being caught Gummies being caught off Wild Dog Beach Large salmon off the beaches For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay, contact Steve or Jen. They will be more than pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.

BARWON HEADS

There are still kingfish to be had offshore as well as pinkies The Barwon River continues to produce some whiting, trevally, and some bream Salmon and bream are also being reported off the beaches.

TORQUAY There are still whiting to be had in close on the inshore reefs Some nice salmon have been caught off the beaches Still plenty of bream to be caught in Spring Creek. Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-to-date information available, phone 5264 8207.

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St Leonards, some nice gummy sharks have been taken with good whiting catches as well as squid and snapper Swan Bay, some flathead, King George whiting and gummy sharks out the front of Swan Bay The rip is still producing a few kingfish Point Lonsdale pier still has salmon, trevally and sharks The White Lady is still producing whiting and squid The usual culprits at the creek, with trevally, salmon and mullet being caught Thresher, mako and sevengill sharks still being caught outside the heads.

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VRFish has welcomed new measures adopted by Port Phillip Bay commercial fishers over the coming Easter period. VRFish general manager, Dallas D’Silva said that over the past six months, VRFish had discussed a range of potential options with the industry aimed at reducing conflict and improving angler access. The new measures adopted by industry include no beach seine netting of the inner harbour at Corio Bay from 2pm on Good Friday to 8pm on Easter Monday. The inner harbour is defined as waters between Point Lillias to Point Henry. Seine netting is a method that works by encircling the fish and herding them into a bag. The net is set in a U-shape and the catch is then sorted in the water. The new measures will be in the form of an industry code of practice. “This outcome represents a significant step forward in commercial and recreational fishers working together to address our respective concerns,” Mr D’Silva said. “At times, our meetings have been challenging, but both parties agree to work together more in future.” The Corio Bay area of Port Phillip Bay is a highly productive region and species such as snapper, gummy shark, bream, calamari, King George whiting, pike and flounder are all classed as sustainable. Great Ocean Road Outdoor Centre to close soon As most of my readers would know I have owned and run the Great Ocean Road Outdoor Centre in Anglesea, providing fishing licences and tackle and bait in Anglesea for more than eight years. Unfortunately it is with great sadness that I have to announce the

closure of the store at the end of April. Starting from Saturday, we will be running a large number of specials to clear out excess stock, with discounts ranging from 30 per cent to 40 per cent off most stock including fishing rods and reels, camping gear and diving gear with an additional 10 per cent applicable off all purchases of two or more of the same items. After years of providing fishing, camping and diving gear to both locals and visitors along the Great Ocean Road, we can no longer continue providing our service out of Anglesea. The uncertainty as to the ongoing

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health of the river, the constant nonaction by those authorities in charge of maintaining the health of the river and with no guaranties that anything will change in the near future have all cumulated in this decision. Health warning signs on the river each Christmas over recent years are definitely not a good look and are certainly not conducive to business in Anglesea. I will, however, continue as a member of the Anglesea River Support Action Group in campaigning for the health of the river and its importance as a Bream Nursery on our coast. Last but not least, I would like to

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BELLARINE FOOTBAL LEAGUE SCORES ROUND 1 SENIORS Ocean Grove 8.4 14.8 24.15 32.18 (210) Newcomb Power 1.3 4.4 4.4 5.7 (37) GOALS: Ocean Grove: T. Gavin 10, D. Maloney 6, K. Williams 4, B. Warren 2, D. Freeman 2, A. Bottomley 2, M. Kellett 2, M. Laidler 1, J. McTaggart 1, D. West 1, C. West 1. Newcomb Power: M. Etheridge 1, J. Hobbs 1, D. Robinson 1, C. Di-Giusto 1, C. Tillson 1. BEST: Ocean Grove: K. Williams, T. Gavin, A. Higgins, J. McTaggart, S. Fairway, D. Maloney. Newcomb Power: M. Etheridge, K. Eldred, S. Grant, T. Barber, M. Di-Giusto, J. Wilkie. Modewarre 3.5 5.8 7.11 12.16 (88) Anglesea 3.2 3.4 3.7 3.8 (26) GOALS: Modewarre: J. Moorfoot 4, J. Byrne 3, J. Douglas 2, S. Dellow 1, S. Driscoll 1, J. Clark 1. Anglesea: B. Cunningham 2, L. Edmonds 1. BEST: Modewarre: J. Loving, S. Driscoll, D. McCaskill, J. Claffey, L. Mahoney, J. Clark. Anglesea: J. Cameron, R. Dahlhaus, J. Pashley, L. Edmonds, D. Kerr. Drysdale 3.2 5.9 7.13 10.17 (77) Queenscliff 0.4 0.4 2.10 3.11 (29) GOALS: Drysdale: B. Carmichael 2, P. Davis 2, J. Wilson 1, M. McGuire 1, J. Inglis 1, J. Chandler 1, T. Dewey 1, J. Wilson 1. Queenscliff: L. Niven 1, J. Durran 1, D. DeGois 1. BEST: Drysdale: J. Hopgood, B. Carmichael, D. Gage, S. Bensted, M. McGuire, J. Collins. Queenscliff: C. Cashin, L. Orvis, S. Wayth, B. Limb, D. DeGois, C. Mason. Barwon Heads 2.2 8.6 14.10 23.13 (151) Portarlington 1.2 3.5 4.6 4.9 (33) GOALS: Barwon Heads: D. Hovey 5, T. Wight 4, A. Rodgers 3, T. Cashin 3, E. Mitchell 1, B. Backwell 1, J. Read 1, D. Holland 1, R. Wallace 1, N. Storer 1, X. Everett 1, J. Heil 1. Portarlington: B. Williamson 1, R. Davis 1, M. Cimino 1, N. Daniele 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: T. Wight, X. Everett, R. Wallace, J. Heil, S. Herbison, A. Walsgott. Portarlington: J. Foot, J. King, C. Olsson, D. Iudica, S. Hicks, M. Davis Geelong Amateur 5.2 12.4 14.5 19.6 (120) Torquay 3.2 5.3 6.9 8.14 (62) GOALS: Geelong Amateur: D. Zaparenkov 4, T. Clark 4, K. Smith 3, R. Ferguson 3, B. Lavars 2, R. McSparron 2, R. Kangars 1. Torquay: J. Day 2, T. Zantuck 2, J. Gray 1, A. Gleeson 1, D. Orr 1, M. Johnston 1. BEST: Geelong Amateur: K. Smith, M. Grant, B. Lavars, N. Elliott, T. Balding, T. Clark. Torquay: J. Day, N. Browne, M. Johnston, J. Johnson, T. Bird, T. Zantuck.

RESERVES Drysdale 2.4 8.7 16.11 19.13 (127) Queenscliff 1.1 3.3 4.3 4.4 (28) GOALS: Drysdale: S. Scott 5, B. Ryan 3, B. Lynch 2, J. Jenkins 2, X. Wilson 2, K. Carr 1, L. Sharrock 1, J. Hildebrand 1, K. Taylor 1, S. Reyment 1. Queenscliff: T. Buckland 3, W. Bland 1. BEST: Drysdale: B. Ryan, H. Stonnill, K. Taylor, S. Scott, L. Timmins, J. Kennedy. Queenscliff: L. Gibbs, T. Buckland, W. Bland, L. Naylor, J. Reid, J. Monahan. Ocean Grove 4.9 11.11 18.16 21.22 (148) Newcomb Power 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.2 (8) GOALS: Ocean Grove: W. Piec 7, J. Stapleton 4, J. Habgood 3, C. Buxton 2, E. Maloney 2, M. Davies 1, D. Roddis 1, S. Bailey 1. Newcomb Power: B. Middleton 1. BEST: Ocean Grove: J. Rawlings, L. Polgar, W. Piec, M. Awramenko, E. Maloney, R. Aylward. Newcomb Power: B. Middleton, J. McFarlane, J. Toffoli, A. Fleet, T. Doyle, B. Thorburn. Barwon Heads 4.4 6.5 9.10 16.11 (107) Portarlington 2.1 6.5 6.7 8.9 (57) GOALS: Barwon Heads: M. Boothey 6, M. Wight 2, T. Pocock 2, L. Bamford 2, M. Speechley 1, M.

Atkins 1, R. McAuliffe 1, T. Dinneen 1. Portarlington: B. Harvey 3, J. Stewart 3, A. Kiss 1, A. Campbell 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: D. Gilbert, S. Schaller, C. O’Leary, W. Pelham, M. Wight. Portarlington: B. Foord-Engelsman, J. Glew, J. Geoghegan, J. Stewart, R. Hoskin, A. Bradley. Anglesea 3.3 3.8 10.10 17.13 (115) Modewarre 0.1 2.1 4.3 4.6 (30) GOALS: Anglesea: J. Dubbeldam 4, T. Barton 4, R. Eddy 3, S. Herben 3, C. Leeman 1, S. Hunter 1, K. Mahoney 1. Modewarre: not supplied. BEST: Anglesea: J. Dubbeldam, D. Mcginness, I. Stokes, J. Nolan, K. Mahoney, M. Kennedy. Modewarre: not supplied. Torquay 2.1 5.8 5.8 9.9 (63) Geelong Amateur 3.1 4.1 5.5 6.6 (42) GOALS: Torquay: M. Sleep-Dalton 5, L. Baker 1, J. Taylor 1, J. Dawson 1, T. Butler 1. Geelong Amateur: N. Allen 2, M. Farrell 1, T. Mestrovic 1, J. Wilson 1, W. Kelly 1. BEST: Torquay: M. Sprigg, S. Hill, M. SleepDalton, J. Dawson, T. Butler, J. Powell. Geelong Amateur: L. Hollis, M. Farrell, J. Wilson, J. Olliff, R. Fagan, M. Madden.

COLTS GRADING Grovedale 2 0.0 3.2 4.4 8.5 (53) South Barwon 2 2.1 3.2 6.2 7.9 (51) GOALS: Grovedale 2: A. Turley-Sunderland 2, L. Womersley 1, C. O’Neil 1, M. Ogle 1, D. Hunt 1, B. Cousins 1, J. Cobb 1. South Barwon 2: J. Mayes 2, D. Hassall 1, M. Hoare 1, J. McNamara 1, R. Rush 1, B. Collins 1. BEST: Grovedale 2: M. Fama, M. Ogle, T. Parrott, D. Hunt, J. Wilson, D. Harding. South Barwon 2: R. Rush, A. Antony, M. Hoare, H. Paulus, A. Hogan, J. LaSpada. Ocean Grove 1 1.5 4.6 8.10 10.11 (71) Drysdale 1.0 5.2 6.3 7.4 (46) GOALS: Ocean Grove 1: R. Procter 3, B. Potter 2, C. Habgood 2, H. Walker 1, C. Durran 1, N. Gravener 1. Drysdale: J. Alderding 1, S. Lockman 1, D. Humphrey 1, J. Lowe 1, M. O’Dowd 1, D. Badics 1, D. Mullins 1. BEST: Ocean Grove 1: G. Hurley, C. Durran, B. Potter, S. Pfeiffer, R. Baker-Hutchinson, A. Wilkens. Drysdale: M. O’Dowd, D. Mannix, T. McLennan, D. Humphrey, E. Knight, J. Lowe. Leopold 1 3.4 5.7 7.11 10.13 (73) Bell Park 1 1.2 1.3 3.4 5.5 (35) GOALS: Leopold 1: J. Drayton 3, B. Wray 3, W. Norton 1, D. King 1, T. Scott 1, H. Stannard 1. Bell Park 1: B. Remmos 3, J. Love 1, A. Vacirca 1. BEST: Leopold 1: D. Pitcher, J. Welsh, D. Brunt, H. Stannard, J. Drayton, B. Wray. Bell Park 1: W. Claridge, J. Love, B. Remmos, A. Heard, C. DiGiandomenico, A. Vacirca. Colac 5.3 8.4 15.8 20.11 (131) Lara 1.2 2.4 2.5 5.5 (35) GOALS: Colac: L. Nowell 4, J. Sutherland 4, J. Rippon 4, G. Steven 3, R. McLeod 1, O. Perrett 1, C. Dunne 1, J. Paddick 1, J. Woods 1. Lara: H. Bennett 4, S. Hoffman 1. BEST: Colac: T. O’Dwyer, B. McCarthy, L. Inglis, R. McLeod, C. Dunne, G. Steven Lara: J. Stone, H. Bennett, L. Daffy, J. Borchard, M. Mathieson, S. Hoffman. South Barwon 1 Grovedale 1

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GOALS: South Barwon 1: J. Hogan 3, B. Blair 2, E. Baker 2, C. Buller 1, W. Sexton 1, J. Arnold 1, J. Driver 1. Grovedale 1: D. McPhee 2, D. McNeel 1. BEST: South Barwon 1: J. Hogan, B. Verfurth, B. Blair, C. Buchanan, R. Brown, W. Sexton. Grovedale 1: L. Ellis, A. Wilton, A. Bozkurt, M. Ford, R. Stark, D. McNeel. N&C 1 4.4 7.7 16.13 20.14 (134) St Albans 0.0 2.0 2.0 3.1 (19) GOALS: Newtown & Chilwell 1: H. Dalton 6, J.

Wunungmurra 4, R. Marika 3, D. Wunungmurra 2, B. Shelley 2, L. Meyrich 1, D. Little 1, Z. Sheahan 1. St Albans: S. Muir 1, Z. Smith 1, A. Krajnc 1. BEST: Newtown & Chilwell 1: B. Spicer, J. Lines, H. Dalton, J. Loughnan, D. Wunungmurra, M. Mununggurritj. St Albans: L. Carmichael, K. Bourke, B. Smith, J. Watson-Serle, L. Devereaux, S. Muir. St Mary’s 2 3.2 7.2 12.2 14.2 (86) North Shore 1.3 6.4 8.7 8.10 (58) GOALS: St Mary’s 2: N. McGuane 5, J. Williamson 2, T. Vaughan 2, A. Orford 2, G. Bulkoch 2, T. Hobbs 1. North Shore: H. Purcell 2, S. Harmer 2, J. Love 1, C. Ackers 1, A. McKeown 1, A. Gundogar 1. BEST: St Mary’s 2: R. Butler, J. Williamson, A. Kelly, X. McKeegan, G. Bulkoch, R. Brown. North Shore: J. Large, H. Purcell, N. Freeman, S. Harmer, J. Large, P. Kavenagh. St Mary’s 1 2.3 7.4 10.8 12.13 (85) St Joseph’s 1 1.1 3.5 4.7 6.8 (44) GOALS: St Mary’s 1: J. Koroneos 4, D. McMahon 1, H. McMahon 1, T. Lancaster 1, D. Brice 1, D. Hider 1, T. O’Brien 1, T. Lang 1, J. Lang 1. St Joseph’s 1: P. Kelleher 3, L. Littore 1, K. Robertson 1, B. Threlfall 1. BEST: St Mary’s 1: D. Hider, J. Koroneos, D. McMahon, H. McMahon, T. Hosking, H. Kol. St Joseph’s 1: B. Verfurth, J. Hickey, P. Kelleher, L. Treloar, N. Toohey, B. Threlfall. Barwon Heads 2.1 7.8 9.10 13.11 (89) Portarlington 3.1 4.1 7.2 8.2 (50) GOALS: Barwon Heads: J. Kinsey 4, B. Eddy 3, K. Polley 2, Z. Copland 1, A. Lowry 1, Z. Porter 1, T. McGuinness 1. Portarlington: M. Trezise 5, M. Albert 2, L. Vagg 1. BEST: Barwon Heads: T. Jackson, Z. Porter, C. Balshaw, B. Eddy, Z. Copland. Portarlington: S. Beeston, N. Carter, B. Deluca, L. Vagg, M. Albert, N. Cini. Anglesea 7.3 9.5 17.7 20.10 (130) Modewarre 0.1 1.2 1.4 4.4 (28) GOALS: Anglesea: N. Cooper 5, J. Lengyel 4, B. Tekin 2, S. Kerr 2, J. Quick 2, J. Lynch 1, H. Brown 1, N. Blincoe 1, V. Morrow 1, C. Bingham 1. Modewarre: B. Glynn 1, J. Collins 1, J. Bushby 1, A. Collins 1. BEST: Anglesea: J. Lengyel, J. Quick, L. Cruickshank, N. Cooper, J. Haintz, C. Bingham. Modewarre: J. Collins, A. Collins, B. O’Hanlon, B. Glynn, J. Caldow, Z. Wemyss. North Geelong 2.1 6.4 9.4 13.6 (84) Anakie 1.2 3.5 5.5 7.6 (48) GOALS: North Geelong: A. Giombanco 3, T. Davis 2, M. Neilson 2, B. Gregg 1, A. Gurlu 1, C. Farrell 1, B. Brockenshire 1, T. Keane 1, Z. Schwennesen 1. Anakie: N. Fairchild 4, T. Wood 1, B. Goodwin 1, D. McNamara 1. BEST: North Geelong: M. Smilovic, M. Neilson, C. Carruthers, B. Gregg, T. Davis, A. Heaver. Anakie: C. Walmsley, L. Cameron, A. Edwards, J. Demunari, N. Fairchild, A. Spiller.

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Corio 2.5 8.9 (57) 5.6 6.7 Belmont Lions 2.0 4.1 6.4 6.4 (40) GOALS: Corio: M. Ward 3, C. Fisher 2, L. Hayes 1, K. O’Toole 1, U. Lovett 1. Belmont Lions: J. Edwards 2, M. Boal 1, L. Jennings 1, J. Phillips 1, J. Lamb 1. BEST: Corio: D. Shelley, J. Freer, L. Cornwell, M. Ward, S. Stack, J. Wilson. Belmont Lions: J. Bell, B. Hassett, A. Wylie, J. Phillips.

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6.8 0.0

10.9 0.2

16.12 (108) 0.2 (2)

Drysdale 2 Leopold 2

4.1 0.0

5.4 1.3

7.4 2.5

7.6 2.7

(48) (19)

Torquay 2 1.2 6.7 8.12 9.20 (74) St Joseph’s 2 1.3 2.4 5.7 5.7 (37) GOALS: Torquay 2: D. Looker 2, J. Newell 2, J. Flannery 1, P. Caddaye-Rose 1, B. Tweeddale 1, J. Newell 1, F. Guilfoyle 1. St Joseph’s 2: J. Buckley 2, B. Dixon 1, B. Purcell 1, C. Port 1. BEST: Torquay 2: J. Newell, R. Benzie, J. Flannery, J. Newell, M. Petrakos, P. Caddaye-Rose. St Joseph’s 2: B. Dixon, B. Hyde, J. Buckley, P. Purcell, J. O’Connell, B. Purcell.

GWSP 3 OGCC 3

0.2 2.2

2.2 2.2

2.2 2.2

7.7 3.3

(49) (21)

GWSP 2 Anglesea

1.2 0.1

3.5 1.1

3.8 3.1

8.11 3.1

(59) (19)

St Joseph’s 1 St Mary’s 1

1.2 2.1

3.3 3.2

6.7 3.3

6.12 7.4

(48) (46)

N&C 1 2.1 Torquay Bumpstead 0.3

3.6 2.3

4.6 3.5

7.9 3.7

(51) (25)

Torquay 1 5.5 7.6 10.10 12.13 (85) Geelong Amateur 0.0 4.6 4.6 5.6 (36) GOALS: Torquay 1: L. Hogan 2, J. Brugman 2, M. Kelly 1, M. Hurley 1, J. Hams 1, D. Kingston 1, J. Cooper 1, C. Williamson 1, S. Pople 1, J. Newell 1. Geelong Amateur: L. Cogan 2, S. Bucovaz 1, X. Seller 1, B. Hawkins 1. BEST: Torquay 1: N. Martin, C. Williamson, C. Dawson, R. Harrison, C. Voss, J. Cooper. Geelong Amateur: F. Tucker, B. Horsham, K. McEwan-Walsh, L. Horniblow, J. Carter, X. Seller.

Lara 1 Modewarre

4.5 0.0

8.7 0.0

13.11 16.17 (113) 1.1 1.1 (7)

Bell Park 1 Leopold 1

2.1 1.1

4.3 1.3

9.3 2.4

Drysdale 1 Winchelsea

6.3 0.0

10.5 13.13 17.17 (119) 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0)

UNDER 16 GRADING St Joseph’s 1 St Mary’s 1

2.2 2.4

5.6 3.4

7.9 3.6

8.10 7.10

(58) (52)

Bell Park 1 Leopold 1

3.2 2.2

8.4 2.2

12.9 2.3

15.12 (102) 2.5 (17)

Colac Lara 1

4.3 1.3

7.4 2.3

12.4 3.5

13.8 5.6

(86) (36)

Drysdale

4.2

7.3

8.5

11.6

(72)

Winchelsea

2.2

4.3

6.4

6.6

Ocean Grove 1 4.2 Geelong Amateur 1 0.0

7.4 1.2

10.4 2.3

11.8 6.4

North Shore St Joseph’s 2

6.4 0.0

9.10 16.12 21.17 (143) 0.0 0.0 0.1 (1)

St Albans Torquay Jones

7.3 1.1

12.9 15.13 23.18 (156) 1.1 1.2 1.2 (8)

11.5 3.5

6.7 2.3

OGCC 1 2.2 Barwon Heads 1 1.1

3.5 2.1

4.7 2.2

St Joseph’s 3 South Barwon 3

4.5 1.0

8.6 1.0

10.11 10.15 1.0 1.2

Corio North Geelong

3.5 1.1

6.10 8.11 1.1 3.1

12.12 4.3

(84) (27)

Grovedale 1 Geelong West

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

15.5 4.4

(95) (28)

Bannockburn Newcomb

9.4 0.0

16.7 19.11 22.11 (143) 1.1 1.1 3.4 (22)

0.0 0.0

6.3 4.5

7.9 4.7

(51) (31)

(42)

St Albans 1 St Mary’s 2

1.0 2.1

3.0 4.5

4.2 4.5

5.5 5.5

(35) (35)

(74) (40)

Torquay Nairn Grovedale 2

3.4 0.0

8.19 8.20 0.0 0.0

11.21 0.0

(87) (0)

Bell Park 2 Lara 2

1.3 2.1

2.5 3.3

5.14 5.5

(44) (35)

6.5 2.3

8.7 3.5

(55) (23)

Anakie 4.2 Inverleigh Seagulls 0.1

7.7 0.1

12.9 0.1

14.15 0.1

(99) (1)

South Barwon 2 Grovedale 2 North Geelong Bannock/StAlb 2

1.1 4.1 9.0 0.1

6.3 4.2 14.3 1.2

6.5 6.4 19.5 1.3

8.6 8.5 25.8 2.3

(54) (53) (158) (15)

Leopold 2 Lara 2

7.2 1.0

11.5 15.5 3.0 3.4

17.6 5.4

(108) (34)

Bannockburn 5.4 5.6 12.7 21.21 (147) Winchelsea 1.0 1.1 1.2 2.3 (15) GOALS: Bannockburn: B. Vicars 9, B. Coon 3, M. Wilson 2, J. Robinson 2, J. Varcoe 1, B. McIntosh 1, S. Coppe 1, N. Christensen 1, L. Mayor 1. Winchelsea: Z. Moules 2. BEST: Bannockburn: B. Coon, D. Huntly-Mitchell, B. Vicars, J. Robinson, A. Down. Winchelsea: D. Tenabel, J. Peters, M. Buhrmann, D. Vella, L. Stokes, K. Berg.

Portarlington 4.2 Geelong Amateur 2 0.1

6.3 0.1

10.6 0.1

18.11 (119) 0.1 (1)

Torquay Papworth 3.0 N&C 1 0.2

6.2 2.4

6.8 2.4

8.13 3.6

(61) (24)

South Barwon 1 Grovedale 1

3.3 0.3

7.9 0.5

7.13 1.7

12.16 1.7

(88) (13)

St Mary’s 2 Bell Park 2

2.5 2.2

6.11 12.14 15.19 (109) 4.3 5.3 6.3 (39)

East Geelong 3.6 8.8 15.11 19.15 (129) Ocean Grove 2 3.1 4.2 5.4 6.5 (41) GOALS: East Geelong: J. Timanowicz 5, C. Warwick 4, S. Alford 4, M. Thomsen 2, J. Mewett 2, J. Dixon 1, J. Vandenberg 1. Ocean Grove 2: J. Stirling 2, J. Kent 1, J. McGarry 1, I. Wilkins 1, M. Benness 1. BEST: East Geelong: S. Bingham-Kenny, J. Catchpole, J. Mewett, J. Warwick, S. Avietti, M. Thomsen. Ocean Grove 2: L. Smyth, A. Shiels, I. Wilkins, N. Thorley, J.

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UNDER 14 GRADING GWSP 1 South Barwon 1

0.0 1.1

1.1 1.1

4.3 1.1

8.8 3.3

(56) (21)

St Joseph’s 2 North Shore

4.2 0.0

7.7 0.0

13.8 0.0

16.10 (106) 0.0 (0)

Belmont Lions

7.1

10.4 15.5

20.10 (130)

4.9 4.3

Geelong Amateur 2 4.6 St Albans 2 0.0

11.7 11.13 15.16 (106) 0.0 0.0 0.0 (0)

OGCC 2w St Mary’s 3

7.3 0.0

2.3 0.0

9.4 0.0

12.5 0.0

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A

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0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1

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210 151 88 77 120 62 29 26 33 37

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W L D F

A

%

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1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

8 28 30 57 42 63 107 115 127 148

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Thursday 10 April 2014

ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB

WITH MARGOT SMITH

TORQUAY GOLF CLUB

FROM THE GOLF SHOP

The men had the final of their singles IGA match play and John Mooney defeated Peter Gowans to

The men contested their monthly medal on Saturday. The winner was Geordie Thoms with 7 up, also winning B Grade. Other winners were Kent Taylor in A Grade with 2 up on a count back from Cameron Jolly, Ian Martin in C Grade with 2 up and Marilyn Armstrong in the ladies with 1 up. NTPs to John Edmanson, Keith Turner, Terry Nowell, and John Smart. Sunday was back to Stableford - Suellen Eskrigge had a sensational back nine to give her 37 points and a win in the ladies. Winners for the men were Chris Duffield in A Grade with 40 points on a countback from David Haintz, Tim Walker in C Grade with 39 points and David Hitchcock in B Grade with 37 points. NTPrs were Peter Parfitt, Tim Walker, David Haintz, and Ross Duff.

THE ladies had a lovely warm day this Tuesday for their par competition, and making the most of the good conditions was A Grade winner Angela Worthy who shot +4. B Grade winner Joan Thomson had a good day on the course finishing with +5, but all eyes were on Heather WeymssSmith as she had the round of the day with +6 to take out C Grade. Monica Hingston has made the most of her return to golf after an illness taking out 1st place in the Resort competition with +3 and we are all extremely happy to see her back. NTPs to Jeanette Langan, Chris Thompson and Diane Bodley. Angela Worthy hit the jackpot. In Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competition, A Grade winner David Strickland posted a good score with 40 points. B Grade was taken out by Rod Chappell with 42 points. Ken Munro put together a great round to take out C Grade with 45 points and Michael Ryan also shot 45 points to win D Grade. Alec Hand with 42 points won the Resort course. NTPs to David Rae, Alan Scholten, Graham Travers, Tony Strahan and Don Jennings. Ed Featherston hit the jackpot. On Thursday, the Golf Shop held a three-club and putter competition. The field was full and by all accounts most players worked out that they had taken the wrong three clubs onto the course all too late, which made for a good laugh as we watched balls played into positions we had never seen before. Glen Petty took home the Srixon golf

bag, which was on offer as a door prize. Of course there were winners, too: for the front nine holes it was Doug Thomas and Bernadette Oliver, and on the back nine holes it was Andy Moore and Sandra Martin. NTPs to Carole Mayne, Glen Petty, Reno Beltrame, Kev Leeman, Jeanette Langan, Mark Franklin and John Mckay. Food and drinks topped off the night as tales of woe were heard all around the clubhouse. On Friday, the visiting Damien Grigg (Kooringal GC) took out A Grade with 40 points. Lidio Ricci won B Grade, shooting 38 points. Lyn Lucas finished on top for the ladies with 40 points and for the Resort course it was Tom Lock with 39 points. NTPs to Terry Dowling, Vin Cooney and Deb Shoesmith. Terry Dowling hit a great shot on the 17th to win the jackpot. Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monthly medal was hotly contested with Ken Scott winning the medal by four shots; he also took out A Grade with 61. Richard Pekin won B Grade, scoring 64. C Grade went to Angelo Facchini with 66, and in D Grade Ed Featherston shot 65. Lauren Forster (Kingston Heath GC) won the ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; competition with 74 and taking out the Resort win was Bob Gough with 42 points. NTPs to Brenden Bulley, Greg Brinsmead, Richard Pekin, Inge Oliver and Ian Colwell. Zoran Krstevski hit the jackpot. Sunday saw John Bleazby take out the Stableford competition with 40 points. NTPs to Greg Dennis and Craig Schmidt. Garry Smith won the jackpot.

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IF YOU have been around the club and read the paper last week, you will know how excited the ladies have been with the win by Ann Stokes and Sue Bowler in the Betty Kernot Scratch Foursomes last Monday. It seems the men are getting a bit envious and at least one appears to be experimenting with cross-dressing in an attempt to get with the winners. John Balderstone has been wearing his wife, Brendaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf shirts and we are expecting him to appear with a wig fairly soon. He did look rather fetching in the slim-fit ladies pennant shirt, but it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do much for his golf. Meanwhile, the real pennant players have been out and about. The menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vets finished their season last Monday with a win against Ocean Grove 3/2 at Barwon Valley, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to get into the finals. The Otway ladies also finished on a high with a win against Torquay 4/1 at Ocean Grove on Monday and ended up fourth on the ladder. Friday ladies started this week and we have two wins and two losses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all 3/2 matches. Division 2 defeated Clifton Springs at The Sands, Division 3 lost to Torquay at East Geelong, Division 4 lost to Inverleigh at 13th Beach and Division 6 defeated The Sands at Clifton Springs. On Sunday, the ladies defeated Barwon Heads 4/1 at Torquay.

MIDWEEK RESULTS

THE SANDS TORQUAY Tuesday: Par Medley Karin Wiese blew the field away this week winning by 5 with a score of +4. Rae Rayner got runner-up with a score of -1. Wednesday: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stableford (The Sands vs Thirteenth Beach) It was a close affair between the two clubs with The Sands running out victors on home soil with a total of 287, 15 pts in front of Thirteenth Beach. The individual honours went to Alan Lipshut from Thirteenth Beach and Milton Tattersal from The Sands. Vicki Logan from Thirteenth Beach had a great score for the ladies. Thursday: Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Medal The ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; medal went to Claire Aitchison with a fantastic score of 68. Claire is a recently joined member and is definitely one to look out for in upcoming competitions. The consistent Judy Hodgkins took runner-up with a 71. NTPs went to Wendy Muller on the 5th and Dot Tattersall on the 13th. Saturday: Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stableford In a persistent wind, Marg Hales stole the day with a score of 33 on a count back from Sarah Tokolyi. The NTP went to Lynne Hyett on the 17th hole. Saturday: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Medal In a very competitive field, two A-grade competitors rose to the occasion in a strong wind with Luke Muller 2 Sands Boulevarde, Torquay Clubhouse: 5264 3333 Pro Shop: 5264 3307

claim the title. In the competition of the day the winners were Bernie Dalton in the seniors with 41 points, Ian Lewtas in A Grade with 42 points, David Calvert in C Grade with 42 points, as well and Ian Weaver in B Grade with 40 points on a count back from Scott Downey. The ladies had their monthly medal on Thursday and Janice Calvert was the winner with nett 71 in Division 2. Marion Atherden and Valda Connelly were the other Divisional winners with nett 74 and nett 76 respectively. Sue Bowler had the best gross score with 88 and Sue Caldwell the least putts with 29.

WEEKEND RESULTS

FROM THE MEMBERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ROOM winning the medal firing a 68 to beat Ivan Kevric by 1. The guys played some amazing golf to achieve these fantastic scores, with Luke having an eagle on 16 and Ivan producing the shot of the day with a hole-in-one on the 17th. Steve Troon was not far behind taking the B Grade win on a count back from John Beet with a score of 73. NTPs went to Riley Siketa on the 5th, Brian Harley on the 7th and Luke Muller on the 13th. Sunday Stableford Medley Thursday, April 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Par Saturday, April 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Stableford Sunday, April 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Par (Guest Day)

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WITH ROB CASEY

FOR those of us who will be around at Easter, there will be a big night at the club on Good Friday (April 18) in aid of the Royal Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. There will be 20 major raffles for items such as Easter hampers, seafood, crayfish and much more. The fun starts at 7pm, so get a few friends together and come along, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be assured of a great night. Tuesday April 1: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Par Very few weeks go by without the name Evans popping up in our results. This time it was Norm who put his best foot forward and won Trophy of the Day and A Grade with his 6 up, with Gary Edwards next on +2. Wayne Hood had a very good round to win B Grade with +5 by a shot from Cliff McCorkell, while Keith Smith also carded a +5 to win C Grade from Alan Grainger with +3. Will Pressnell continued his great form to clean up D Grade with +4 from Bill Learyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s +1. NTPs went to Peter Nash, Peter Hudson and Andrew Barti. Wednesday April 2: Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stroke Helen Powe decided to drop in for some golf after several lengthy breaks and she was delighted to win her first Monthly Medal with a stunning nett 69, and also win B Grade from Marge Wall on 71. Newcomer Emma Zahl showed the A Graders how to do it with her 74 to win from Gweneth Barnett a stroke behind. Young Sylvia Blegg - in her 99th

year - proved you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat 80 years of experience to win D Grade with a nett 72 from Marg Mascoll on 79. Bec Waldron came away with best gross on 87 and the A Grade ProPin, Jenny McKeon and Angela Foott won the NTPs, Marg Quick got the other ProPin and Dianne Rohdeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 28 putts won her the putting prize. Saturday April 5: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stroke With four men scoring nett 67s there were three unlucky players as Dave Ash came through on a count back to win the Monthly Medal and B Grade from Ken Paterson. Lee McMurrich was another on 67, but at least won A Grade on a count back from David Hyslop. Ron McLaughlin got the B Grade voucher with a 68 by a shot from John Houtsma and Ray Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 70 won him the D Grade award on a count back from Will Pressnell. NTPs went to Sean Rodwell, Matt Salter and Terry Powell, and Bob Svorinich got the ProPin. The ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; winner was Marg Mascoll with a nett 72 to also win B Grade from Sue Handley on 77, and A Grade went to the wire with Jean Pardy getting the count back from Yvonne Casey, both on 74. NTPs went to Sue Hazell and Gweneth Barnett, Johanna Wylie had the best gross with 80, and Helen Powe completed a great week by topping the putting with 29 and the ProPin on the 2nd.

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Chicki Boak presents the hallowed number 5 jumper to Torquay Tigers captain Josh Gray in the rooms before Saturday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home game against the Geelong Amateurs. The captain of the Tigers wears number 5 each year in honour of Chickiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late husband, Tigers legend and multiple premiership player Roger Boak, who wore the number throughout his career. Rogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy lives on at the football club, with the team of the century rover also having the new pavilionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main room named in his honour.

NETBALL SCORES ROUND 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A GRADE

C GRADE

Newcomb 19 V Ocean Grove 89 GOALS Newcomb: S Vernon 11, T Cooper-Gorham 7, B Jones 1. Ocean Grove: A Lee 75, L Bell 14. BEST Newcomb: K Degoldi, S Vernon, B Jones. Ocean Grove: A Lee, C Parker, L Bell.

Newcomb 17 V Ocean Grove 47 GOALS Newcomb: S Clee 9, M Mahoney 8. Ocean Grove: F Needham 18, K Carroll 15, E Bolton 14. BEST Newcomb: J Funston, J Melotte, S Shuttleworth. Ocean Grove: K Sykes, B Gavin, E Bolton.

Torquay 27 V Geelong Amateur 37 GOALS Torquay: A Vogels 14, J Warnes 11, A Young 2. Geelong Amateur: J Gardner 17, K Schippers 11, M Holmes 9. BEST Torquay: G Brown, A Masek, K Carracher. Geelong Amateur: E Hockey, C Post, M Holmes. Queenscliff 40 V Drysdale 46 GOALS Queenscliff: T Upstill 29, L Dick 11. Drysdale: M Leahy 20, J Maddock 14, H Rundell 12. BEST Queenscliff: J Cunningham, E Peart, T Upstill. Drysdale: R Blair, H Rundell, M Leahy. Portarlington 46 V Barwon Heads 22 GOALS Portarlington: J Barns 24, C Bull 22. Barwon Heads: O Young 11, S Rowbottom 6, S Howard 5. BEST Portarlington: T Duplessis, L Mccombe, J Barns. Barwon Heads: T Hobbs, J Mitchell, S Howard. Anglesea 51 V Modewarre 38 GOALS Anglesea: J Weichert 47, B Caldwell 2, R Trennery 2. Modewarre: R Thompson 21, S Fisher 13, J Riddle 4. BEST Anglesea: L Munro, B Walters, J Weichert. Modewarre: E Finch, R Thompson, J Riddle.

B GRADE

Newcomb 15 V Ocean Grove 83 GOALS Newcomb: S Vernon 11, L Williams 4. Ocean Grove: T Birch 49, E Whorlow 34. BEST Newcomb: D Robertson, C James, J Thorburn. Ocean Grove: T Birch, T Sinnott, Z Woolnough. Torquay 45 V Geelong Amateur 32 GOALS Torquay: E Moerenhout 28, P Lewis 17. Geelong Amateur: J Brkic 15, G Kennedy 11, C Giuffrida 6. BEST Torquay: C Mcbain, E Moerenhout, P Lewis. Geelong Amateur: S Lipari, M McGurk, C Giuffrida. Queenscliff 60 V Drysdale 20 GOALS Queenscliff: H Stephens 23, L Dreher 19, R McDonald 18. Drysdale: B O'Dowd 7, I Searle 6, S Gravener 5, B Connally 2. BEST Queenscliff: L Dreher, R McDonald, S Jenson. Drysdale: S Gravener, K Mannix, G Percy.

Torquay 24 V Geelong Amateur 16 GOALS Torquay: S Bach 13, C Altimari 6, A Kneebone 5. Geelong Amateur: L McAuley 11, R Pullen 4, E Flynn 1. BEST Torquay: N Petran, S Cameron, S Chafer. Geelong Amateur: E Tannouri, L Rau, L McAuley. Queenscliff 27 V Drysdale 24 GOALS Queenscliff: B Heard 14, C Downs 13. Drysdale: K Daley 9, M Richardson 9, T Mcguire 6. BEST Queenscliff: B Heard, M Canaway, L Sheehan. Drysdale: B Elliston, N Elliston.

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Portarlington 32 V Barwon Heads 29 GOALS Portarlington: C McDowell 11, M Pickering 11, B Brown 8, C Bull 2. Barwon Heads: V Staehr 12, T Mckibbin 11, S Wallace 6. BEST Portarlington: K Hinkley, C McDowell, M Pickering. Barwon Heads: S Chapman, G Gough, T Jeavons.

Portarlington 12 V Barwon Heads 36 GOALS Portarlington: E Bylsma 8, C Mckenzie 2, N Voigt 2. Barwon Heads: L Snookes 29, L Dean 7. BEST Portarlington: C Mckenzie, J Salisbury, E Bylsma. Barwon Heads: L Snookes, C Dykes, T Condon.

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Bellarine Times OG: April 10, 2014