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YOUR COMPLETE REAL ESTATE GUIDE Nearly 4,000 cyclists took part in Amy’s Gran Fondo on Sunday. Here, they prepare to start in Lorne. For story and pictures turn to page 5. Photo: WARWICK TUCKER

DIGGING IN Council starts works to remove Anglesea River rock wall

BY JAMES TAYLOR ACID soils flowing into the Anglesea River has spurred the Surf Coast Shire to try again to remove the rock wall buried in the estuary. Following approvals from state government authorities, works were delayed yesterday morning but digging out the 13 metre main remnant of the 1970s-era wall began in the afternoon. After moving a motion to remove the wall in 2012, the council confirmed last week it would only proceed in conditions that minimised environmental risks. Shire mayor Libby Coker said the wall’s removal had to be timed carefully. “The council has been committed to removing the buried wall on the western side

of the estuary in a manner that respects the environment and the recreational use of the area. “While there has been community lobbying to get this project under way, the council has said all along that it must be done responsibly. “Removal of the remnant wall is a complex process, but the recent acidification of the estuary due to natural factors upstream has provided an opportunity to remove the wall before the peak summer recreation period.” The project is budgeted to cost $15,000-$20,000 and is expected to alleviate safety risks that may occur when the wall becomes exposed due to tidal flows and sand movement. Surf Coast Shire hired a contractor to dig out the wall in mid-December last year, but

called off the works because of the size of the structure and its depth below sea level. Anglesea ward councillor Margot Smith said the project would restore the estuary entrance to a more natural state. “The Anglesea River estuary is an important social and environmental asset. “The council is working with government agencies to make the estuary more resilient and provide better habitat for aquatic life.” The estuary mouth will continue to open and close naturally, and the estuary conditions will continue to be monitored closely after the wall’s removal. Surf Coast Shire says it will continue to monitor river levels to protect local assets from flooding caused by heavy rain in the catchment and the mouth closing.

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Committee sees red over Point Grey plan BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Committee for Lorne has given the thumbs down to the draft plan for the revamp of the Point Grey Precinct, saying it cannot endorse the plan in its existing form. Earlier this month, the Great Ocean Road Coastal Committee (GORCC) released the draft concept for the future use and development of the precinct, and called for submissions in the third round of public feedback. The draft plan features a new large public open space area, a new maritime square, heritage interpretation, and improved pedestrian access and circulation arrangements. It will also demolish the Lorne Aquatic and Angling

Club building in the precinct’s west and move the club into the redeveloped and larger restaurant and fishing co-op building to the east. Committee for Lorne president Ian Stewart said the decision to have one building instead of two not only did not make sense from a design perspective but also ignored the wishes of the community. “Whoever put those buildings there originally has done a sterling job in terms of the wind, orientation, etcetera. They got a lot of things right. “The buildings are separate in their own right to provide separate uses.� Mr Stewart said the committee would not accept the one building design in its existing location. The draft plan states many people in Lorne had the preference to maintain the existing buildings or see

Ian Stewart speaks at the Committee for Lorne lunch at the Lorne Hotel on September 6. Photo: WARWICK TUCKER

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them rebuilt in the same location. Mr Stewart said the end design showed the plan had been drawn up “with a pre-set agenda� and he would meet with GORCC this week to further voice the objections of the community. GORCC chief executive officer Richard Davies said the draft aimed to enhance the values of Point Grey such as its natural beauty, rich history and rugged character. “It was determined that co-locating uses into one

building best meets the project’s guiding principles, coastal planning guidelines and policies and achieves the best public space outcomes for the precinct.� The document and submission form is available on the GORCC website and at the Lorne visitor information centre, the GORCC office in Torquay and the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park. Submissions to the draft plan close at midnight on October 23. For more information, head to gorcc.com.au.

Finals time for green precinct BY DEAN WEBSTER THE Surf Coast Shire offices’ green credentials have attracted more attention, with the building a finalist in the 2013 Premier’s Sustainability Awards. The Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith announced the 20 finalists last week. The Surf Coast Shire’s Community Civic Precinct is a finalist in the infrastructure and buildings category. Surf Coast Shire mayor Libby Coker said being a finalist is something the council and community can be proud of. “An important priority in the design of this precinct was that it reflected our community’s environmental conscience, as well as delivering much-needed community infrastructure. “The Surf Coast Community and Civic Precinct is a flagship in environmentally sustainable design, with the civic building being the only building of its kind in regional Victoria to achieve fivestar green-star accreditation through the Green Building Council.�

Surf Coast Shire’s Community Civic Precinct was an initiative of the previous council that sought to address both a lack of sporting facilities within the community and a sever lack of office space for council staff. The precinct includes the new council offices which utilise both wind and solar energy along with storm water harvesting for re-use within the building. The majority of the precinct contains recreation facilities including the new Grant Pavilion, which overlooks football, soccer and netball fields. The grassed areas are maintained with recycled water. Now in their 11th year, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrate the efficient use of water, resources and energy, better waste management and recycling practices and recognise practical community action to improve the environment. “This year’s finalists are responsible for a range of visionary projects, showcasing Victoria’s strength in innovation and leadership in sustainability,� Mr Smith said. Winners will be announced on October 22.

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CHILDREN of all ages are invited to discover the wonders of wildflowers and enjoy interactive activities, entertainment from popular performers The Connies and more at this weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglesea Wildflower Show. A smorgasbord of family fun will be on offer including hands-on activities such as build a nesting box and pot up a plant and the opportunity to collect special ANGAIR swap cards designed just for the event. The Connies, a collective of tram conductors, performers, educators, ecologists and nature lovers, create and distribute collectable cards that bring environmental, social, historic and cultural themes to the community. Connies member Roberto Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Andrea said the group had performed at the ANGAIR Wildflower Show since 2007 and people could collect up to 30 cards each this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year we will launch two new ANGAIR cards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the ANGAIR mosaic card and a grass tree card. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can also collect cards featuring local coast care species, wetland, shorebird and woodland birds, frogs, native fish, aquatic invertebrates, butterflies, reptiles, mammals and marsupials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wathaurong Indigenous social history, bush food and medicine plant cards will also feature this year.â&#x20AC;? ANGAIR committee member and show convener Chris Morrissey said hands-on, educational experiences such as the weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities had a greater impact on children than someone just talking to them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The build a nesting box activity teaches children how to handle wood materials correctly and the nesting box they make will help our local wildlife.

The blue pincushion, one of the many examples on display at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglesea Wildflower Show. Photo: REBECCA HOSKING

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wildlife are losing their habitats and nesting places with the loss of trees so children can take their nesting box and put them on their house or on a tree in their backyard.â&#x20AC;? Ms Morrissey said the pot up a plant activity would teach children to be aware of the Indigenous plants in Anglesea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, when the children take home a plant and look after it they will be able to recognise the same plants growing naturally when they are out and about in the bush.â&#x20AC;?

The show will feature displays of Indigenous flowers and local artwork and is sponsored by the Anglesea and Community Bank branch, Bendigo Bank and Surf Coast Shire. The event runs from 10am-4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Anglesea Memorial Hall in McMillan Street. Entry is $5 for adults, $2 for pensioners and free for children. For more information, phone show convener Chris Morrissey on 5263 3131.

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Mens Shed welcomes Alcoaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support An Alcoa community grant has enabled the Anglesea & District Mens Shed to purchase much needed equipment. The group was awarded funds from Alcoa to purchase a welding machine, as well as ducting for a dust extraction system to enhance the health and safety of participants using the shedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facilities.

Secretary Simon Clark reports that the welding machine has already been put to good use, with the first project, a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;glove standâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the Anglesea Primary School Gardening Club, already completed. The innovative invention, made from a retro-fitted BBQ stand and a series of bolts, allows students to hang their used gloves on the a-frame to allow them to dry and air between uses to

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prevent them going mouldy. The Anglesea and District Mens Shed opens on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am -1pm for local men to work on group or individual projects. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be a member to participate. The group also runs cooking and computer classes, darts competitions, gardening and social outings. Alcoa is proud to support this inclusive community initiative.

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Another grand event for Fondo riders NEARLY 4,000 riders enjoyed picture perfect conditions at Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gran Fondo in Lorne at the weekend Australian cycling legend Phil Anderson presented prizes to Zac Quinn and Peta Mullens as overall winners in the individual menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s categories with African Wildlife Safaris and Team Pill taking the honours in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team categories in the 110 kilometre Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gran Fondo cycling event. Rhys Gillett, for the third consecutive year, took King of the Mountain honours. Amy Gillett Foundation chief executive officer and UCI Oceania president Tracey Gaudry said Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gran Fondo is one of 12 worldwide qualifying events for the 2014 UCI World Amateur Road Cycling Championships. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gran Fondo continues to grow, with nearly 4,000 riders participating across the three distance options â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 110 kilometre, 40 kilometre and the 14 kilometre community ride which showed the highest growth in participation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The top 25 per cent of finishers in each age group have automatically qualified for the World Amateur Road Cycling Championships in Slovenia next August.â&#x20AC;? Amy Gillett Foundation patron Simon Gillett said Rob Teal and Team Genovese deserved a special mention as the top individual and team fundraisers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The funds raised throughout this event are vital for the foundation to continue its cycling safety educational programs and cycling safety advocacy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Foundation wants to thank the community for again allowing us to hold this fantastic event in their backyard, the stunning Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges.â&#x20AC;? The Amy Gillett Foundation aims to reduce the incidence of death and injury of bike riders through safety awareness and education with a mission of Safe bicycle riding for all Australians, and a vision of Zero bicycle rider fatalities. Full results from Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gran Fondo can be viewed at amygillett.org.au.

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TOP: Riders of all ages enjoyed Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gran Fondo on Sunday. ABOVE: Some of the riders at the start line for Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gran Fondo. Photos: WARWICK TUCKER

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CONTRACTORS have been appointed to undertake the restoration of the swing bridge in Lorne and works are expected to start soon on the now fully-funded project. The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) awarded contracts to Citywide Service Solutions of Melbourne to rebuild the deck; and J and R Industries of Wangaratta to demolish and rebuild both towers and abutments. GORCC chief executive officer Richard Davies said both contractors have solid experience in bridge construction and suspension bridge systems. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Citywide recently rebuilt the deck of the iconic McKillops Bridge across the Snowy River in Gippsland and J and R have worked on a range of suspension bridges including those on the Thredbo walking track.â&#x20AC;? He acknowledged the Surf Coast Shireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent commitment of $75,000 to the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This recently announced funding adds to the $220,000 from Victorian governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $1 billion Regional Growth Fund and the $70,000 committed by GORCC to the project.â&#x20AC;? Mr Davies said much of the structure would be constructed off-site and then delivered for installation, with the new bridge deck coming down to Lorne in six separate segments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will mean some disruption to Great Ocean Road traffic near the bridge... Both contractors have allowed for this disruption in their planning and every effort will be made to minimise the impact on the township.â&#x20AC;? Head to gorcc.com.au/projects/363/ for more on the project or to sign up to receive updates.

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New board directors to make splash BY DEAN WEBSTER THE Minister for Water waded into water management last week when he announced a number of appointments and reappointments to water corporation boards. Peter Walsh was full of praise for new director Rebecca Leonard, who he appointed to the board of Barwon Water. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rebecca Leonard is a senior solicitor with the TAC whose legal and community engagement expertise will be a valuable asset to the board. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also congratulate Barwon Water chairman Dr

Michael King and directors Dr Stretch Kontelj and David Harris who have all been reappointed to their positions,â&#x20AC;? Mr Walsh said. Barwon Water chairman Dr Michael King welcomed the appointment of a new board director. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ms Leonard will bring extensive experience and knowledge to the corporation and complement the skills-based board,â&#x20AC;? Dr King said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The reappointment of Mr Harris and Dr Kontelj would also ensure continuity of experience among existing directors.â&#x20AC;? Dr King said the board was conscious of its corporate governance responsibilities, including

strategic direction and the need to address challenges such as managing cost of living pressures on the community and meeting forecast growth. Dr King also thanked retiring director Suzie Batten for her contribution over the past two years, particularly in the areas of strategic issues, communication and community engagement. Mr Walsh also announced that Terry Swingler, former Yarra Valley Water general manager for finance, had been appointed director at the board of Southern Rural Water. Horticulturist Terry Burgi, dairy and beef farmer Russell Napper, and dairy farmer Naomi Pye have all been reappointed as

directors for another term on the Southern Rural Water board. Mr Walsh thanked outgoing Barwon Water board director Suzanne Batton and outgoing Southern Rural Water director Harry Peeters for their service to the community and water industry. The appointments were among 22 new appointments and 57 reappointments announced by Mr Walsh for Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 19 water corporation boards. Each year as board directorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; terms expire, an expression of interest process is undertaken. This year more than 420 expressions of interest were received, the new appointments commence on October 1.

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The largest flotilla of sailing ships to visit Port Phillip Bay since bicentenary celebrations in 1988 wowed crowds in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff on Sunday as they exited the heads. Here the Europa â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the larger vessels of the eight to visit â&#x20AC;&#x201C; passes a packed Point Lonsdale Pier.

(L-R) Gwen Pullar, who has lived in Point Lonsdale for 60 years, with her daughter Sandra Pullar and Jan Codwell enjoy the magnificent sight of the passing fleet at Point Lonsdale on Sunday. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

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Merrijig Drive waits on lights BY JAMES TAYLOR SURF Coast Shire says it will open the extension to Merrijig Drive in Torquay North as soon as Powercor completes the commissioning of public lighting. The $1.7 million project, partly funded by the state government, extends the street in a two-lane boulevard from the civic and community precinct to link with nearby residential developments and Torquay’s town centre via Fischer Street. It will also provide car parking for future early years and youth recreation facilities.

Cr Rose Hodge said the connection would provide a safer walking route for future students of the new Surf Coast Secondary College campus – which is now being built – as well as improved access to the popular recreation facilities at Banyul Warri Fields. Apart from the public lighting, work on the project has been completed. The council expects Powercor to have commissioned the lighting before the end of the month. Cr Brian McKiterick said the linking road could not be opened until the lighting was

commissioned and complete. “The council has been required to place barriers at the entrance to Merrijig Drive. “We appreciate the patience of residents and the public in waiting for this to be completed before using the road.” When open, Merrijig Drive will run from the Surf Coast Highway to Horseshoe Bend Road, and already has space to allow local streets to join the road from the south. Fischer Street will eventually extend through Torquay North to join South Beach Road.

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The extension of Merrijig Drive is ready to go apart from the lighting. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

Large pig visits Torquay

Richmond Tigers footballer Daniel Jackson helps launch the Piggy Bank Appeal with Alannah Kiefer.

A COUPLE of weeks ago it was John Faine, Sarah Henderson and Darren Cheesemen who visited Gilbert Street, but last week a different kind of animal was seen on the same strip. The Piggy Bank Appeal, run by children’s hospice Very Special Kids, brought their distinctive pink pig trailers to Torquay on Friday. Very Special Kids chief executive officer Dr Sarah Hosking said the Piggy Bank Appeal was always well received along the Surf Coast, with the business community and locals welcoming the giant pigs with open arms. “Very Special Kids provides free of charge services to 47 families of children with life threatening illnesses in Torquay, Geelong, Warrnambool, Colac, Portland and Camperdown. And in order for us to continue this vital work it’s important local communities know who we are and continue to support us. “With 700 kilogram pigs coming down the streets, it’s not hard to miss us… we just need everyone to make sure they are properly fed!”

Quiksilver joined forces with Torquay Landcare Group for their annual revegetation day recently, focusing on Spring Creek. The emphasis of the important work was on restoring the vegetation understory, and over 2,500 Indigenous flora seedlings were planted. It was the sixth year Quiksilver has supported Torquay Landcare’s regeneration work. Here Quiksilver staff take a quick break with Torquay Landcare group members.

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September is always a great month on the coast as the days start to get longer, the air (and water) get warmer and there’s activity a plenty, and this year is certainly no exception. Whether it be on the sporting fields, culturally, or the township’s passion and pride, Lorne has been up and firing on all cylinders. Our month started with a full first weekend that kicked off with the 3rd Committee for Lorne Luncheon on the Friday, with almost 80 people in attendance. Our special guests Surf Coast Shire Mayor Libby Coker, Great Ocean Road Coast Committee CEO Richard Davies and Lorne Ward Councilor Clive Goldsworthy, all shared the microphone with our local contingent. It was also great to have Surf Coast Shire CEO Stephen Wall and GORCC Community Liaison Officer Jane Rowlands in attendance. Our CfL lunches have continued to maintain terrific support from our community and they are proving to be a fantastic forum for the sharing of information and I thank our special guests for their contributions. After having three local teams featuring in the Colac and District Football and Netball Grand Finals, the senior football team and U/15 netball teams both secured premierships for the Dolphins and our town. Our reserve footballers, after leading all day, fell short by only two points at the final siren and although defeated, they contributed enormously to the success of the club – congratulations to you all. On the Friday night of that same weekend, our busy mayor Libby Coker officially opened the Lorne Festival of Performing Arts to a huge crowd under the big top of the Circus Oz marquee. An absolute cracker of a weekend that had entertainers at many venues and the support of all within the town. The sell out crowd were treated to an extravaganza of entertainment that was eloquently kicked off by some Lorne local ladies that showed more courage than most, to be a noted, and special, part of the performance. Fantastic to have the Lorne Business and Tourism Association Chairman, Chris Tutungi, address the crowd and with the year he and his family have had, the heart of everyone under the “big top” was right with him – well done Tull! With any event of this magnitude there is enormous work from behind the scenes and to Penny Whitehead and all the team from LBTA’s Love Lorne campaign, a massive pat on the back and big thank you from the entire Lorne community.

Lorne Lights Up! The first weekend in September was one of those weekends when I think to myself, “where else would I want to be?”. And I wonder just how such a small community is able to achieve what it achieves. Firstly, congratulations to the Lorne Football & Netball Club on two premierships; the Under15 Netball and the Seniors Football; both great wins. The other great win for the town was the 3rd Annual Festival of Performing Arts. There are so many stories of what can be achieved when community works together and I would like to take this opportunity to share some of those. First a recap and the first example of community capacity. The Festival is the key project of a campaign run by the Lorne Business & Tourism Association (LBTA) called Love Lorne. The local business operators have put their hands in their pockets and provided in excess of $150,000 to fund the Love Lorne campaign and its major event, the Festival, over the past three years. So the first round of applause goes to those businesses that took the punt and supported the Love Lorne campaign. As the Festival has grown, we have been able to attract support from various Government agencies both State and Federal, including Festivals Australia and Regional Development Victoria. A special thank you to all those agencies. This year, for the third Festival, we knew we had to provide a venue for increased numbers of visitors. We had outgrown all venues in town for the Opening Night Cabaret as the reputation of the Festival grew. Circus Oz agreed to partner with us and provide one of their tents. The Circus Oz “family” managed the erection of the tent and looked after it during the Festival. Let’s hope it’s an enduring partnership; I think it will be. I would like to relate a personal story of what is possible when a small community works together. I asked Gavin Murphy of Murphys Transport Solutions, who has a holiday house opposite where I live, what a “40 foot tautliner” was. That’s the trailer the tent comes in. He told me what it was and asked me my why I wanted to know. When I told him about the tent his reaction was immediate. “Leave that to me. I’ll get the tent here and it won’t cost you anything”. All of a sudden through that generosity, a dream took one step closer to reality. A large cash donation from another Lorne homeowner took us one step closer

again. Then the Surf Coast Shire stepped up to the plate and delivered $25,000 in financial support and all of a sudden we had a Festival with a Tent! There is a list of people within the Lorne community who helped make the Festival happen. The Friends of the Festival who helped with set-up, knock down, manned the doors at venues during events, worked tirelessly for nearly a week to make sure everything was right. The venue operators who provided locations for events. The “disco ladies” of Lorne who provided such a highlight to the “Lorne Goes Wild” event; a homage to the Wild Colonial Club. Finally, the indomitable team of ladies: Penny Whitehead, marketing consultant for Love Lorne and the person who conceived the idea of the Festival, Monique Harvey, our Artistic Director who has put the program of artists each year, Emma Jarman our Events manager and Cath Hedge who project managed the installation of the Tent. This year over 2,500 people attended the Festival events, 50% up on last year. It has been an amazing success and it couldn’t have happened without the passion, support and commitment from within the Lorne community and within what I will now call our extended family, which includes the Circus Oz team and all the artists. When I retired to Lorne 10 years ago, I did not expect to be involved in such an exciting project. I have learnt a lot and I am humbled by the depth of community support which continues to be demonstrated by this small community. This weekend, Lorne did truly “light up”.

COMMUNITY PROFILE Dan was born and educated in Colac but has lived in Lorne since the family built their hire and hardware business in Mountjoy Parade 21 years ago. He was manager up until it was recently sold. Most people will remember Dan’s daily joke board at the front of the shop. If you wondered how he acquired so many it’s because he talks to people. He says he has learned much of what he knows from doing just that. He told me about his plans to restore a 1948 Mini Minor convertible. Anything he needs to know he said will come from talking to people, that’s his secret. He lives in the apartment on top of the hardware store, he calls Club 38, with his wife Maryanne. Although she lived around the corner from the family in Colac and they knew each other, it wasn’t until they reconnected at a World Youth Day in Sydney that their relationship began. They travelled together to Spain, England, Scotland and Ireland. Dan proposed in Toledo and they married in March 2012. Maryanne is a nurse at the Colac Hospital and Dan works at the family business, Riordan’s Colac Hire. Dan’s community service includes being a member of the Lorne Lions Club for 15 years and President for the last three and a member of the CFA for 10 years. Maryanne and Dan travel to work in Colac together every morning but love returning every night to the sound of the waves in Lorne. CW

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LORNE WARD EVENTS CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 15

Amy’s Gran Fondo, long course bike ride, Lorne, Skenes Creek, Deans Marsh back to Lorne, from 8am

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Lorne Business & Tourism Association AGM, 5:30pm at the Grand Pacific Hotel, RSVPs to David Dickinson on 0438 531 988

11-13 Lorne Moving Clickers Film Weekend, award winning films plus free cocktail fancy-dress party, free supper and free bbq, at the Lorne Theatre, www.movingclickers.com.au 12

GORC Ride – Great Ocean Road Cyclists, informal recreational bike ride following the Amy’s Gran Fondo loop from Lorne, phone 03 9533 3180 for details

NOVEMBER 15-17 Lorne Film, inaugural celebration of Australian and International feature films, and the people who make and watch them, at various venues. www.lornefilm.com.au

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Energy from waste guidelines released BY JAMES TAYLOR VICTORIAN businesses have been asked to comment on new guidelines for projects seeking to convert residual waste to energy. The draft Energy from Waste (EFW) guidelines from EPA Victoria, released last week, are intended to assist industries looking to establish EFW technologies and for waste producers seeking alternatives from landfills. EFW technologies include: • combustion to produce heat • gasification, including plasma gasification or plasma assisted gasification, to produce a

combustible syngas • pyrolysis to produce syngas, oil or char • biological processes such as anaerobic digestion or fermentation to produce biogas or alcohol. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the draft guidelines offered transparency and consistency for industry, and ensured waste treaters, recyclers and landfills understood how proposals would be assessed. “These guidelines are consistent with policy and regulatory approaches from other states in adopting a risk-based and best practice approach. “The government welcomes investments in energy from waste and other alternative reuse

technology that can convert waste into useful products. “If it can be demonstrated that investment will deliver strong environmental, public health and economic outcomes, then we will continue to support innovation and improvement.” He said the state government wanted to remove uncertainty around the works approval process for EFW. EPA has previously not published EFW guidelines and is presently assessing proposals on a case-bycase basis. Submissions to the draft guidelines can be made to guidelines@epa.vic.gov.au by 5pm on October 11.

Sustainability tips shared in sunshine SURF Coast Energy Group (SCEG) is celebrating its third successful Sustainable House day event. Around 400 people visited the seven homes and gardens open on September 8 across the shire and learnt more about making their homes and lives more sustainable. There were a variety of homes and gardens open for folk to see ranging from an owner designed and built straw bale house in Deans Marsh to a modern architecturally designed home in Aireys Inlet. Visitors were laden with tips from home owners and experts on how to make savings in energy and money in their own home and how to make their gardens more productive and water wise. Many local businesses supported the event including Second Nature Engineering, Green Energy Options and Peter Winkler Architects with representatives providing free expert advice on the day. SCEG extended its thanks to all the home and garden owners, volunteers, sponsors and visitors for making the event such a success.

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Study to strengthen surf life saving clubs BY JAMES TAYLOR A STRATEGIC review of surf life saving clubs along the Surf Coast will look at how their infrastructure can be improved so national life saving events can be hosted in the region. The project will also investigate ways of improving community resilience through the use of surf life saving clubs by broader sections of the community, so that more people can safely experience and enjoy the coast. The $90,000 project is being supported by the Surf Coast Shire, the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC), Life Saving Victoria (LSV) and the state government. Last month, South Barwon MP Andrew Katos announced the state government would contribute $45,000 to the investigation through the Regional Growth Fund. He said the review would examine the economic and social benefits of the clubs, as well as provide strategic directions to guide future investment, use and management. “At this time, there are no club facilities in Victoria that comply to the standards necessary to host national competitions, so determining the viability of such a facility is a key aim; one that will also inform the future redevelopment of existing club infrastructure. The project is supported by LSV, which expects its outcomes to have applications right across the state, and it will include extensive consultation. “Victoria’s surf life saving clubs provide a vital service to their communities... this project will ensure that they continue to thrive.” LSV is contributing $20,000, Surf Coast Shire is contributing $15,000 and GORCC is contributing $10,000.

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Plan launched for conservation on private land BY JAMES TAYLOR THE Otway Ranges and coast have been named among the 12 focal landscapes in a new plan to preserve Victoria’s most threatened native plants and wildlife. Last month, Trust for Nature launched the Statewide Conservation Plan for Private Land in Victoria. More than 60 per cent of the state’s land is in private hands – the highest proportion in Australia – and Trust for Nature chief executive officer

Victoria Marles said the plan was the first to focus solely on conservation from a private land perspective. “So we have applied a private land lens to identify the best conservation priorities to better protect threatened native plants, wildlife and ecosystems in partnership with private landowners.” In the Otway Ranges and coast, the plan lists the Aire River and floodplain, the Princetown Wetlands and the nationally-recognised Anglesea Heathlands as important natural assets. Priority fauna species for conservation include

Australian mudfish, dwarf galaxias, Yarra pygmy perch, grey goshawk and Rufous Bristlebird. Flora species identified as priorities include leafy greenhood, Merran’s sun orchid, wrinkled buttons, snowberry and velvet daisy-bush. Trust for Nature conservation science coordinator Dr Doug Robinson said the focal landscapes represented the building blocks for the trust to further protect ecosystems and species at a landscape scale. The plan also has the first list of species that are both threatened and have a high representation on private land.

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It’s a Red letter time for a spring clean WITH the long awaited arrival of spring, Red Cross shops are urging the community to donate unwanted clothing to their shops – with a little help from their friends. Spring is a great time to clean out and freshen up the wardrobe, as Red Cross ambassador Jules Sebastian can attest. The stylist to the stars and TV presenter has created a video showing how easy and worthwhile it is to donate clothing to Red Cross. “Rather than let my unwanted clothes end up in landfill, I take them to where they can really help make a difference,” she said. “I choose to donate my clothes to Red Cross shops because the sale of my clothes helps support the everyday humanitarian work of Red Cross.” Funds raised from shop sales will support

the vital everyday work of Red Cross, from serving a healthy breakfast to kids who would otherwise go to school hungry, making a daily phone call to an elderly person, or ensuring remote communities in the region receive access to clean water. “I’ve been lucky enough to visit some of the Red Cross programs that I’m passionate about, especially those that help teach young families about health, nutrition and raising children,” Sebastian said. “This is just a few of the ways Red Cross gives valuable help to the community, and Guy and I want to give a little back.” The Geelong Red Cross store is at 136 Moorabool Street, and is open from 9.30am-4.30pm from Monday to Friday and between 10am-1pm on Saturdays. For more information, head to redcross.org.au.

Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith commended the trust’s work. “Trust for Nature’s conservation plan is a landmark document that supports the importance of managing and protecting all land in a coordinated way. “This is especially important given that some of the biggest challenges the environment faces whether from bushfires, floods, or threatened species, don’t discriminate between what is public and private property.” For more information or to download a copy of the plan, head to trustfornature.org.au.

Jules Sebastian has encouraged people to donate unwanted clothing to the Red Cross.

BARWON Park in Winchelsea is looking for a volunteer with media and marketing experience to help promote its events. The 42 room bluestone mansion is set in a sweeping rural landscape and was built for Thomas and Elizabeth Austin in 1871. Events hosted recently at the property include two-day exhibition The Age of Gunpowder and an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma by the Theatre of the Winged Unicorn. It is considered the number one tourist attraction in the Surf Coast hinterland. The media volunteer can be involved on a weekly or fortnightly basis. The successful applicant will be involved in: • liaising with National Trust media department • preparing draft media releases for events and projects • circulating media releases and follow up • refining the media contacts list • creating email contact list • establishing social media contact list • sourcing images to support media information. Volunteers will be required to work one Wednesday per week or fortnight. Email barwon.park1@bigpond.com for more information or phone Trudi Toyne on 5267 2209.

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Greens leader says no fracking way near Geelong BY JAMES TAYLOR THE leader of the Greens in Victoria has urged opponents of fracking in the Geelong region to keep up the fight. Greens MP Greg Barber was the special guest at the screening of two Australian documentaries about the impact of coal seam gas in rural communities, held at Beav’s Bar in Geelong last week. The documentaries showed the high levels of protest against fracking in Victoria, New South

Wales and Queensland. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves injecting high-pressure water and chemicals into a well to break up the rock and release oil or gas to the surface. The state government imposed a moratorium on coal seam gas in August last year. Mr Barber said the documentaries reflected the coordinated protest movement against fracking. “You can see the level of community support in populations like Gippsland.”

He said he had submitted several freedom of information requests about fracking in Victoria, but details were scant. “No-one knew what was happening over the western side until fairly recently.” Mr Barber said new Corangamite federal MP Sarah Henderson should lobby the state government to make the moratorium permanent. “If we keep it going forever, we’ve won, it’s as simple as that.” Gas and oil company Lakes Oil Group has a

petroleum exploration permit that covers all of Torquay and Anglesea and stretches north beyond Waurn Ponds, Moriac and Modewarre. It has identified a site for a deep petroleum/ geothermal exploration well west of Anglesea. Lakes Oil – which also has drill sites in Gippsland and near Point Campbell – has lobbied for the state government moratorium on coal seam to be lifted. The oil company has stated it is not involved in coal seam methane and its activities have been caught up in the moratorium.

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A still showing a coal seam gas field from one of the documentaries. Photo: LOCK THE GATE ALLIANCE

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THE snapper season is set to start later this month, and Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) has advised boaters to be trip-ready to avoid getting caught out on safety when they head out on the water. Latest TSV incident statistics show that there has been a steady increase in recreational boating incidents over the last five years. In 2012-13, there were 1,341 maritime incidents, 80 per cent of which related to vessel disablements and required a response from a rescue organisation. TSV spokesman Paul Corkill said that thorough vessel preparation should be an essential part of any snapper fishing voyage. “Boating incidents can happen anywhere – in 2012-13, more than 500 boating incidents occurred in waterways outside Port Phillip Bay. “Your focus might be on getting the fishing gear ready and packed, however it is equally important to have your vessel safety checked and ready for the journey.” He said fishers should undertake a detailed assessment of their boat before they headed out. “Last season’s fuel should be replaced. Fuel lines will slowly perish when exposed to marine conditions, so inspect them regularly. If you find

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Building towards a terrifying race BY JAMES TAYLOR BUDDING racers have been encouraged to get building in the lead-up to this years’ Torquay Terror Hill Billy Cart Race. Last year’s event was held as part of the Great Ocean Road Celebration Tour, and the thrills and spills return to Spring Creek Reserve on October 13. The 100-metre races begin at the top of the Scout Hall Hill, and there are several different categories to enter: the Torquay Championship Race (junior and senior), Parents Race, Local Business Team, Scout Group Race and Wacky Race. To compete in all of the above races, the billy carts must comply with the race construction requirements and be approved by the chief marshal. The Junior Race is open for competitors aged five to 12, while the Senior Race is open to those aged 13 and above. In the Dare Devil Race (for racers aged 5-17), the construction requirements for billy carts are more relaxed and allow for homemade billy carts that may not have brakes. Billy carts must receive approval to race by the chief marshal. As well as trophies for the winners, prizes will

also be awarded to the most innovatively designed billy cart, the slowest billy cart and the best presented billy cart and team. To confirm compliance with rules, all billy carts and drivers are to be presented by 9.30am on race day. If a billy cart does not meet the construction requirements or is not deemed safe and participant clothing requirements are not met or the signed indemnity form is not submitted, participants will not be permitted to continue. Racers will also be required to undertake a test run to demonstrate the steering, braking and general safety of their billy cart. This year, Torquay Scouts have come on board with Bell Street Fiesta and will run a car boot sale. The cost of a car place is only $15 and there are a limited number of spaces. Head to vicscouts.com.au/torquay-1st/ events for more information or to register, phone Jenny Moon on 0419 388 646 or email biz@moonmother.com.au. Racers are ready to go at last year’s Torquay Terror Hill Billy Cart Race in Torquay. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

Grant keeps Forrest Festival fire awareness burning WITH less than two weeks until entries close, the Fire Awareness Awards are calling for entries from Victoria’s most innovative fire projects. One project still enjoying the benefits of last year’s RACV Insurance Fire Innovation Grant is the Forrest and District Neighbourhood House. The annual Forrest Festival showcases firerelated local art, craft and performance including interactive displays and activities by the local fire and emergency services. The fate of the festival was cut short in 2011 when they could no longer fund the growing event.

Gillian Brew from the Forrest and District Neighbourhood House said the festival could not have run last year without the grant. “We were really excited to receive the grant because it enabled us to continue the Forest Festival, as well as providing important fire awareness to our community. “The grant also meant we were able to lift the profile of the event with so many more people hearing about it through the media. “We now have a bigger audience and more activities we can run during the festival.”

The Fire Awareness Awards are a collaboration between the state’s fire agencies – Country Fire Authority (CFA), Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Department of Environment and Primary Industries and the Fire Services Commissioner. Submissions are judged on how successful they are in reducing the effect of fires in Victoria. CFA chief officer Euan Ferguson said award applications could come from volunteers, community groups and professionals, whose dedication went beyond the expected call of duty. “Fire awareness is about more than just bushfires,

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Fellow member Terry Cliff agreed. “Spring Creek runs from the Great Ocean Road to Bellbrae, so it’s not all going to be done in one year.” The two members thanked Bunnings Torquay for its continued support, which has included donations of wheelbarrows, rakes, spades and other equipment over the past few months. Torquay Landcare will soon hold a poultry information day for people who are looking to raise chickens, and will run an information day during the spring launch at Bunnings Torquay on October 5-6. Bunnings Torquay activities organiser Di Medaris said many local community groups would be holding demonstrations at the store over the weekend. Membership of the Torquay Landcare Group is $10 per year. Email torquaylandcare@gmail.com for more information.

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The Geelong College Junior School – Inspired by Reggio Emilia HEAD of The Geelong College Junior School Chris Dinneen believes children must be active contributors to their own learning. “When children’s interests are recognised and opportunities are created to embrace the100 Languages of Learning, they will be fully engaged and develop a deeper understanding,” he explains. Within The Geelong College program children are considered competent and capable and learn with teachers, other children, parents and members of the wider community. “Family is central to the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Parents are the ‘first teacher!’ We welcome our community and greatly value the knowledge, skills and a broader sense of the world they bring with them. Parents, grandparents, experts, older students and others regularly visit our Junior School to learn alongside the children in specific activities.” The teachers, too, learn alongside the children and plan activities based on the developmental stages, children’s interests, questions and social concerns.

“Our long-term commitment is to enhance the child’s understanding of the world and liberate their curiosity,” Mr Dinneen said. “We do this by asking questions, actively engaging in the activities with the child and enjoying the unexpected discoveries they make. “In our program, children learn to solve problems with peers, think creatively, to explore ideas with an open, curious and questioning mind,” Mr Dinneen said. “When it is time to transition from the Junior School, the children have a strong base in the core skills of literacy and numeracy and a deepening appreciation of science, music, drama, sport, art, history, geography and the world around them. “They relish challenges, strive for quality and are able to deal with complex ideas and uncertainty. Most importantly they are social, aware, inspired and engaged in their learning.” The Geelong College Junior School is the first step on a rewarding learning journey that is rich in opportunity and prepares every student for their own bright future. Come and experience learning with us at our Open Morning on Wednesday 23 October from 9.30am, hear from our Principal, meet our students and staff and take tours of Senior, Middle and Junior Schools. Limited places in Prep and Year 1 are available for 2014 and enrolments are being taken for 2015 and beyond. For more information or to book a tour at a time that suits your family, phone Deb Fanning on 5226 3190. Reggio Emilia learning aims to develop children as individuals in the early years through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment.

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ON T H E BE AT With Torquay / Jan Juc Neighbourhood Watch

Local news: annual general meeting THE next Torquay–Jan Juc Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) meeting will be on September 23. This will be the Annual General Meeting. It is to be held at the Men’s Shed, 18 Price Street at 7.30pm and a number of committee positions will fall vacant. We are always interested in seeing new volunteers. We need people who would like to contribute their skills and energy to helping the police keep the local community safer through promoting an awareness of neighbourliness and safety considerations. Our coordinator has been leading the committee for six years and would like to be able to hand the responsibility over to another community-minded person. He would remain on the committee to support the new coordinator. Our treasurer will be resigning after six years of service in that position. He tells us that there are only a few transactions a month and it’s an easy job! He will also be on hand for advice when needed. All welcome – for enquiries about the committee and if you are interested in volunteering your services, please contact David Cheatley 0419 529 210. Road to zero Death is a high price to pay for speeding, but it’s the other hidden cost of road trauma we often seem to forget. Every year, around 280 people die on Victorian roads – these figures and collisions are widely reported on and spoken about. Each time we notify the public of a fatality on our roads it generates debate and engenders sympathy for loved ones that have been lost and the families they have left behind. What we seem to ignore and not speak about is those that have been seriously injured as a result of road trauma. Every week, there are around 100 people who

are seriously injured as a result of a motor vehicle collision. These injuries include serious brain trauma, quadriplegia and paraplegia. Whilst we have managed to significantly reduce the road toll over the past 40 years, we have not been able to reduce serious injury collisions to the same extent. Around 5,500 people are seriously injured each year, with approximately 600 requiring long-term rehabilitation. The emotional and physical impact this has on families, friends and the injured is immeasurable. The ripple affect one serious injury collision or fatality has on a community cannot be truly understood. It’s something known only to those who have been through it. In August, Victoria police launched the 20132018 road safety strategy Road to Zero. The state government and Victoria police, along with their road safety partners, have made a commitment to reduce the fatal and the serious injury road tolls by more than 30 per cent by 2022. This would mean fewer than 200 deaths on our roads and fewer than 3,830 serious injury collisions. To achieve our targets we know that we need the help of all road users. This includes our police officers, mums and dads, young drivers, old drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and anyone else travelling on the roads. We know it can be done. Over the last decade we have seen a significant shift in the community attitude when it comes to drink driving. People take the car keys from friends if they are considering driving, young drivers hand their keys to their parents when they know they are going to have a few drinks and they do this because drink driving is just not acceptable. Unfortunately, we have not seen the same change in community attitude when it comes to driver behaviour and in particular speeding. How many of us get in a car with a friend and ask them to slow down or keep to the speed limit?

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RACV welcomes stronger investment in transport infrastructure THE RACV has welcomed the incoming federal government’s strong commitment to greater investment in vital transport infrastructure. RACV general manager public policy Brian Negus said RACV was looking forward to putting Victoria’s transport needs to the new government. “Our two million members have made it clear from their support of our federal election campaign that they want action to address Victoria’s transport needs,” Mr Negus said. “RACV is pleased to note that Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has committed $1.5 billion in funding to the first stage of the crucial East West Link. “This new road is an essential part of the solution to Victoria’s growing congestion problem. “We also welcome the Coalition’s commitments to continue regional highway duplication works and safety upgrades. “Importantly the indication that major national infrastructure will be funded on an 80:20 arrangement between the Commonwealth and the states provides a renewed level of certainty that should enable work to get quickly under way on key new projects.” Mr Negus said RACV would continue to push the need for federal investment in Victoria’s transport infrastructure projects with the new government. “RACV has consistently advocated for an integrated and balanced plan for Melbourne to

address the transport needs of the community. “We need improvements to both the road and rail networks to reduce congestion, reduce road trauma and improve our overall mobility and community wellbeing. “We’re disappointed Mr Abbott ruled out funding the Metro Rail Tunnel during the campaign, but we will continue to make the case in support of this essential investment which will improve passenger capacity in Melbourne and also replicate the benefits for the Regional Rail Link for freight and regional rail services in Victoria’s south east. “The RACV acknowledges the contribution of outgoing Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese for his work in the portfolio over the past six years,” Mr Negus said. Mr Negus thanked RACV members for taking time to get involved in the campaign. “Thousands of members signed petitions in support of the campaign and used social media to put the case for investment in better transport for all Victorians directly to candidates, making transportation and infrastructure investment a major election issue.” On the campaign trail – Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott pledges $25 million to works on the Great Ocean Road in late August. The RACV has welcomed the incoming federal government’s commitment to investment in transport infrastructure.

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THE state government is meeting crashes head on with $280,000 for road safety improvements on the Bellarine Highway in East Geelong announced last week. Member for Wester Victoria David Koch said the area has a history of crashes with seven occurring in the five year period ending 30 June 2012, four of which resulted in serious injury. “Bellarine Highway (Ormond Road) intersection with McKillop Street in East Geelong is a busy road which is used by local residents and commuter traffic,” Mr Koch said. “Improvements will include a lane reconfiguration to separate the left lane and the through lanes, and the installation of

signage and line marking. “These improvements are part of the Safer Roads Infrastructure program, which aims to reduce the frequency and severity of casualty crashes. “The great thing about the Safer Road Infrastructure program is that it is targeted to areas where it can have a specific and immediate safety benefit,” Mr Koch said. Mr Koch said the additional 30 per cent per year increase in investment is part of the government’s commitment to build a better transport network for Victoria, providing important road safety upgrades for local communities. “The funding, provided by the Transport

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Coveted cuts at HAIR. by John & Carly BY TIFFANY PILCHER TWO of Torquay’s leading professional hair stylists, John and Carly Zubler are thrilled to open their new boutique salon next week. Hair by John and Carly is located at 1/13 Pearl Street Torquay and is the first salon for the expert husband and wife team. Their individual approach to hairdressing has developed a strong following and unmatched reputation and they are pleased to welcome new and existing clients to join them in their new endeavour. John and Carly are both fully qualified, international award winning stylists with Torquay local Carly working in the region for the past 17 years and British-born John spending 11 years of his 19-year career training and working in London’s West End. Carly is a colour expert specialising in lightening, blonde and innovative, fashion forward colour, while John specialises in precision cuts. “Our skills really complement each other, my

ethos is natural and beachy and with John’s skill in precision cutting it’s a great combination,” Carly said. “We’re both friendly and warm people and we want to create a welcoming environment where people can feel really comfortable throughout the appointment. “Because it’s just the two of us now we’re looking forward to putting the focus on the client and making sure they have an enjoyable experience.” The pair are passionate supporters of local business and their relaxed, eco-luxe salon will stock Australian owned EVO hair product to ensure every client not only looks, but also feels amazing after their appointment. “There’s something about coming into a salon and not wanting to look in the mirror then by the time you leave you walk out with a bit of a strut, we love being able to give people that feeling.” To book your next appointment with Hair by John and Carly email hairbyjohnandcarly@gmail.com or 0414 614 572.

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A horse grazing amongst capeweed at a Bellbrae farm.

Capeweed jumps into spring BY DEAN WEBSTER WITH spring comes weeds, and capeweed is the first to make its appearance in paddocks. With its yellow flower and broad leaf, it can smother out other pastures reducing grazing capacity. In early spring capeweed will flourish, flower and set seed and once mature and dry the plants break up quickly, leaving virtually no feed or cover on the area over summer. Paddocks that contain horses tend to be plagued by capeweed due to poor pasture maintenance, continued grazing and the introduction of seed through dry feeding of contaminated hay. Because of their broad leaves, capeweed competes strongly with the seedlings in autumn pasture sowings and can cause nitrite poisoning in sheep and cattle, but this is rare, and milk from dairy cows may be tainted if they are grazing mainly capeweed. The best way to deal with this weed is to establish and maintain a dense competitive perennial pasture.

Adequate annual fertiliser applications are critical, phosphorus will be required in almost all situations and sulphur, potassium and trace elements may also be required. Over grazing must be avoided, however, by late summer to early autumn, dry pasture from the previous spring should be grazed well down to encourage germination of sub clover after the autumn break. The most common approach to controlling capeweed in old established pastures is to apply a sub-lethal dose of a selective broadleaved herbicide followed by very heavy grazing. The technique, commonly known as spray grazing, is widely used with a high degree of success throughout Victoria. Spot spraying can be utilised in smaller paddocks where stock like horses will avoid eating capeweed. For further information on using chemicals and controlling capeweed please contact your local agronomist or DEPI at depi.vic.gov.au.

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New headquarters of surf adventure BY ALI DEANE GREAT Ocean Road Surf Tours will be celebrating the official opening of their new Torquay headquarters and the launch of the Vegemite SurfGroms program with a special event for everyone this weekend. The grand opening kicks off on Saturday morning with the official ribbon cutting at 10.30am. There will appearances by professional surfers, Subway sandwiches, and some great prizes up for grabs. Young surfers can also sign up for

the September school holidays intensive Vegemite SurfGroms program, and Vegemite SurfGroms for fourth term. Great Ocean Road Surf Tours has been sharing the love of surfing since 2005, offering a range of programs for all ages, from junior development, to group, private, intermediate and advanced lessons, tours from one up to 10 days, birthday parties, corporate group programs and stand up paddle lessons. You can get barrelled in the Big Wave installation and relax with a coffee in the new lounge area before or after your tour

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Spring on to the Surf Coast Walk THE weather is getting warmer, days longer and the wildflowers are about to burst; making now the perfect time to spring on to the Surf Coast Walk. This 44 kilometre walk along some of Victoria’s most spectacular coastline includes over a quarter of Victoria’s plant species including more than 100 species of orchid; which are at their best during spring. The flora on the walk includes the worldfamous Anglesea Heathlands, which are the focus of the annual ANGAIR wildflower show held late in September. There’s even more on the walk than world class flora and dramatic coastal scenery, with great places to eat, drink and drop in along the way in Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Fairhaven. While the walk starts at Point Danger, north of Torquay and finishes at the Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club, there are many trails that form the walk with varying degrees of difficulty. Parts of the walk are also wheelchair accessible, while others are suitable for mountain bike riding. To celebrate the coming of spring, the Geelong Bushwalking Club is leading three guided walks of varying degrees of difficulty. More than 30 people have booked for the first walk held on September 14, with two to follow this week:

The Waxlip Orchid is one of the flowers that might be seen on the Surf Coast Walk in spring. Photo: REBECCA HOSKING

• Point Danger to Ironbark Basin, on September 21, featuring picturesque bays, wild headlands, panoramic views of surfing’s golden mile and the sheltered Ironbark Basin forest. Bookings for this walk must be made before September 18.

• Point Addis to Point Roadknight, on October 5, a rugged trail through the Anglesea Heath followed by gentler track on the edge of the Anglesea River with amazing views as the trail climbs the bluff. Bookings for this walk must be made before September 25.

For bookings for these guided walks, contact Tony on 5258 2583 or ajbw@bigpond.com. Surf Coast Shire mayor Libby Coker is one of many locals to regularly enjoy the walk. “The walk is a great asset, not just as a visitor attraction, but also for the health and wellbeing of the Surf Coast community,” Cr Coker said. “The walk is unique in Australia as a place of amazing natural beauty that is accessible and is within a day trip of centres like Geelong and Melbourne.”

Cinderella gets a holiday makeover AN HILARIOUS new version of Cinderella that will have children singing and dancing in the aisles is the ticket to some great family fun in the September school holidays. The pantomime version of the classic rags to riches tale comes to the Drama Theatre at Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) for two performances only September 26 at midday and 2.30pm. This version of the story raises some interesting questions. What on earth is Elvis doing as a guest artist at the royal ball? Why are the ugly step sisters called Paris and Nikki? And why has the traditional Fairy Godmother been replaced by a Footy Fairy? All of these questions are answered in Promac Productions’ new version of probably the most popular pantomime of all time. Cinderella is fast paced and guaranteed to entertain children of all ages, with music styles ranging from rap to rock and from country to classical. Directed by Hugh Halliday, with original direction by Norman Yemm, Cinderella features a talented cast of six. Patrons are invited to stay around after the show for some fun and free Kid Around activities in the foyer. Cinderella is part of the Family Magic program sponsored by Central Geelong Marketing. It is the final production in GPAC’s Family Magic program. An exciting new program for 2014 will be announced later this year. Tickets are $19 each, book at the box office, 5225 1200, or gpac.org.au.


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Holiday fun in urban battlefield BY ALI DEANE IF THE thought of an urban skirmish gets you excited, then why not get down to Laser Strike in North Geelong these school holidays where you can bring your computer games to life. Laser Strike is an original combat simulation involving infrared laser guns and a range of military-style games and missions set in an outdoor urban battlefield. Like paintball but without the pain or the bruises, players develop team strategies to complete different tactical missions and scenarios with experienced referees on hand. Each hit reduces available health points, until the player gets â&#x20AC;&#x153;killed or retiredâ&#x20AC;? from the game.

Several different weapons are on offer including short range sub-machine guns through to long range telescopic sniper rifles, each with their own tactics and uses. Owner Jason Cahill said the best thing about Laser Strike was that it brings computer games to real life and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action packed fun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone can play, of any age. We have kids from seven, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun family activity too, sometimes the parents enjoy it more than the kids. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Laser Strike there are objectives, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just go out and shoot anyone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You split into teams and there are different missions to choose from.â&#x20AC;? Cahill and his team built the unique urban battlefield from a bare paddock, which now boasts a nine-room barracks,

thousands of tyres, barriers, hay bales, cars, trucks and even an ice cream van. The laser skirmish guns shoot harmless beams of infrared light, like a remote control, they make lots of noise and have sensors on the target lighting up to show a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hitâ&#x20AC;?. The outdoor urban battlefield is the only one of its kind in Geelong and players get to wear a camouflage suit and war paint for two hours of action packed fun. Bookings are essential for all sessions. Head to laserstrike.com.au, email geelong@laserstrike.com.au or phone 1300 76 46 86 to book. Laser Strike at 15 Douro Street, North Geelong (next to Murrell Chauffeurs) is open every weekend and daily during the school holidays.

Geelong Cat Joel Selwood enjoys an end of season battle with his team mates at Laser Strike in North Geelong.

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The stunning scenery surrounding Queenscliff Harbour.

The new Queenscliff Harbour is Victoria’s premier boating and waterborne tourism destination which still encapsulates a true working harbour.

Diving is one of the many activities on at the harbour.

THE harbour has always been a busy port and is no different today with loads on offer for everyone. The major attractions are the award winning eco-tourism operators, superb café and restaurant outlets, not to mention the pristine surroundings delivered by the recent major harbour upgrade, which entices visitors both domestic and from overseas. A trip to the harbour isn’t complete without booking with one of the awardwinning adventure tour operators based there. Sea All Dolphin Swims offers a range of marine experiences from sightseeing tours to donning a wetsuit for an unforgettable meeting with the friendly seals and dolphins in the bay. South Bay Eco Adventures offers up-close, nature based adventures,

highlighting the unique history, wildlife and coastal landscape of southern Port Phillip Bay aboard their state-of-the-art purpose built eco boat. Want to get out fishing? Queenscliff Fishing Charters offers both fishing and educational tours for groups and families. With great local knowledge they know all the best spots to hook a fish. Or for the ultimate experience, Dive Victoria can take you to another world below the waters of Port Phillip Bay and offer training and dives for all levels. But who could blame you if you just wanted to relax! Luckily that too is on offer with Queenscliff Harbour’s very own day spa and Ivy’s Hair and Beauty Salon. Once you’re feeling refreshed, take a walk along the boardwalk and you will find a dynamic retail precinct which

includes men’s and ladies fashion and giftware. Foodies are not forgotten – from fine dining to fish and chips, wood-fired pizza, coffee, cake, ice-cream and the best local produce available in pristine surroundings offering incomparable bay views. A must-try is Q Provedore’s seafood chowder served in a signature bread bowl. For the best views, be sure to climb to the top of the 42 metre observation tower which offers stunning 360 degree panoramic views of Queenscliff, Port Philip Bay, The Rip, Bellarine Peninsula, Swan Bay and the Mornington Peninsula. Once again there is always something to see with ferries and pilot boats arriving and departing. You might even be lucky enough to see a stingray, dolphin or whale!

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Tons of fun in central Geelong BY JAMES TAYLOR THERE are a host of free activities on offer for children in central Geelong during these school holidays. The two-week program will be held at venues across the CBD. It all starts on Saturday with Where the Sugar Bugs Are, hosted by BUPA in Westfield Geelong, featuring teeth brushing instructions, plaque discovery and free face painting with the Dental Spa Tooth Fairy. The Insect Explorers Treasure Hunt will run on September 24 and October 1 from 10am-1pm. Start from the corner of Moorabool and Little Malop streets, follow the clues to find the mystery letters located throughout central Geelong, and win great prizes. Hear tales of curious creatures and lands far away at Adventure Storytime, held at The Carousel on the Geelong waterfront on September 26 and October 3 from 9.30-10.30am. Bookings required – head to centralgeelong. com.au/whats-on/school-holiday-fun/ The Carousel will also host a butterfly enclosure on September 27 from 10.30am-2.30pm. Children will be assisted to touch and feed the butterflies in a safe way, and can enter the colouring competition for their chance to win a butterfly house. The Splendiferous Art Space opens on the corner of Little Malop and Gheringhap streets and runs until October 5. The interactive art space aims to bring artists and children of all ages together and inspire the development of a creative activity in central Geelong. Other free activities include The Wizard of Oz live show, footy handball competition and face painting, Gala Day pinwheel making workshop, a Pirates and Fairy party, storytelling, colouring

Footy face painting will be held in Market Square on September 27 as part of the school holiday activities program.

competition and more. All free activities are detailed in the Central Geelong School Holiday Fun Guide. The guide also features special offers and

discounts from central Geelong businesses, including discount meals at local cafés and restaurants and special offers to attractions such as the National Wool Museum, The Carousel and

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AMF 2013 official lineup Brian Cadd, Sandi Thom, Dallas Frasca, Damian Howard and the Ploughboys, The Little Stevies, Simon Palomares and Adam Rozenbachs, Bowie Jane, Cleveland Blues, Diehard Dolls, Spyndrift, Jay Hoad, Keshie, McAlpine’s Fusiliers, Michael Waugh, Murdena, The Dub Captains, The Glitter Gang, The Sideshow Brides, Cookie Baker, Grand Soul Audio, Sweethearts, The Arachnids, Slim Dine and The Prairie Kings, Oozin Blues, Brooklyns Finest, Dan and Amy, Five Mile Town, the Oxygen College Project Ammulite, Evangeline, Hyperverse, Isaac Wright, Spinal Theory, Tayla Haigh, Weather King, Oxygen College Young Guns, Altitude, Academy of Sweethearts, Banjo and Bean, Blues With That, Coastal Pop Monkeys, Craig Sayer, Flawed Peace, PHD, Genghis Can’t Swim, The Grunes, Guy Perkins, Hugh McGinlay, Ice Cream Burritos, Imogen Piper ‘Pip”, Jamie Pye, Katherine Rigg, Levi Anderson, Matt Glass, Noah Vernon, Surfcoast Secondary College The Big Bug, Quince, Pat Wilson, Square 1, The Crunch, The Larson Effect, The Menagerie, Tiffany Jade, Two Dogs, Bad Wall, Olivia Barron and Brad Mayes and The Tiny Giants.

All eyes will be on Spyndrift (pictured) and the long list of other acts at the Anglesea Music Festival in October.

Live a little and love it live at AMF 2013 BY ALI DEANE IT IS not easy to predict when a new recipe will work, but the momentum Anglesea Music Festival (AMF) has gained over the last couple of years is proving the mix is right. AMF hits the Anglesea coastal township next month, bringing with it over 70 acts for its third year; a diverse mix of emerging and touring musicians, comedians and youth performers across multiple venues and a new village hub. The lineup of acts on offer is bigger and better than before, guaranteed to be a weekend of music that will take festival-

goers from inspiring songwriting and ballads to nonstop dancing. The concept behind the awardwinning three-day AMF is to promote a lifelong engagement with the arts, and support live music. Festival director Karren Stoneham wanted to put together a three-day sampling of emerging and touring musicians to make sure there was something for everyone to enjoy. “While early editions of the festival were primarily a social event, Australia’s newest and fastest growing music festival is building somewhat of a reputation. “We were (Surf Coast Shire) Australia

Day 2013 Community Event of the Year; a record number of performers have applied for 2013 and early bird tickets have sold out. “If you’ve never been to AMF before then you should definitely think about coming. The spirit at the festival is so positive everyone is happy and friendly and everyone gets on. “I’m excited about the lineup and how ticket sales are up on previous years. “I’m excited by support from businesses and how the community gets behind their very own music festival.” As well as the many bands on offer (see lineup above), there will be arts

and crafts booths, workshops, busker’s competitions, Oxygen College projects and programs, Vanessa and Street Surfer Buses, a Gospel morning, market, multicultural food and indulgences, plus a bus service from Aireys Inlet and Torquay to get you there. It’s all going to be happening in Anglesea from 7pm October 18 to Sunday night, October 20 across the Anglesea Village Hub made up of the Carnival site, Lions Park, Anglesea Hotel, Uber Mama, the Sea Marquee, Bush Marquee, LP Stage and various buskers sites. Get a taste of the festival and show

your support at the AMF fundraiser gig at Anglesea Hotel on Saturday night. Check out local songstress Katherine Rigg; Surf Coast’s Pat Wilson, the Larson Effect out of Jan Juc, Michael Waugh, McAlpine’s Fusiliers and Keshie. Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start, till late, and entry is $20. Head to angleseamusicfestival.com. au for more information, and grab your festival tickets at Anglesea Hotel or through Moshtix. Children under 12 are free with a ticketed adult. Early bird tickets are sold out, but general admission three-day passes and day passes are still available.

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Bomboras new menu and look BY HAMISH BROOKS BOMBORAS has undergone an intensive 10-day facelift and co-owner Tom McGrath said he is ready to share a craft beer, local wine and plate of food in the new surrounds with anyone who wants to join him this Saturday. Tom said the renovation extended to the wine list, the menu and the beers on offer behind the bar. “We’ve renovated the whole place to make it a new evening venue for people who want to come and relax with a drink and maybe share plate of food. “We’ll have bottled craft beer from the Otways and Bellarine behind the new bar, we’ve extended the wine list. “People can still come in for a meal. We still do pizzas but we’ve broadened our offering to a place people can come in and have a drink and a lighter meal. “Torquay is fairly limited in places where you can have that type of experience.” Tom said the 10-day renovation had resulted in “a fairly major facelift” with a new bar installed and art and

Jenna and Jasmin behind Bomboras new bar on Friday night.

history added to the walls. “We’ve got in touch with Barrie Sutherland and have a series of his old school photos on one wall and a mural on another. “It’s a great new space and has created a bit of separation between the dining area and bar.” Mr McGrath said the addition of couches gave the bar a cosier feel and

made it a good place to relax with a drink. The official opening of the refreshed Bomboras is on this September 21 from 5pm. Local up-and-coming acoustic musician Olly Friend will be performing from 8pm. Bomboras is at shop 2/108-110 Surf Coast Highway in Torquay.

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Hannah Richell gets reading in Aireys BESTSELLING author Hannah Richell is visiting Great Escape Books at Aireys Inlet as part of Get Reading! Ms Richell will share the inspiration behind her second novel, The Shadow Year, a story of tragedy, lies and betrayal. Her debut novel Secrets of the Tides was a massive bestseller not only in Australia but also internationally and saw her shortlisted for the 2013 Australian Book Industry Awards – Newcomer of the Year. After the success of her debut novel, Ms Richell explores a slightly darker world in her latest novel The Shadow Year as she beautifully captures the light and dark of relationships in a mysterious, suspenseful saga with an ending you’ll never guess. Ms Richell’s event Great Escape

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Hannah Richell is appearing at Great Escape Books this Friday night.

Books is part of Get Reading! 2013 (a federal government initiative developed through the Australia Council for the Arts) – Australia’s largest annual celebration of books and reading. Ms Richell will be at Great Escape Books, 75 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet at 7pm this Friday. It’s a free event but bookings are advised and can be made by calling 5289 7052.


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Local author rides into Bookgrove BY TIFFANY PILCHER DRYSDALE born Greg Foyster set out on an eight month, 6,500 kilometre biking voyage of selfdiscovery last year and has just released a collection of tales from the journey as his first book. Now, Foyster is jumping back in the saddle for a 60 day, 2,000 kilometre bike ride book tour and will appear at Torquay Books on September 28. Changing Gears charts Foyster’s remarkable, life transforming cycling challenge he undertook with his girlfriend Sophie Chishkovsky from Hobart to Cairns on a quest to find out if we can be happier with less. The pair conducted over 80 in-depth interviews with lone visionaries and engaged communities alike, all seeking a more sustainable life. There’s the barefoot monk who walked from Gold Coast to Townsville with only three robes and an alms bowl, the modern swagman who wandered the highway for three decades, and many more DIY downshifters with fascinating stories to tell. Engaging, self-effacing of often hilarious, Foyster’s book explains how the expedition was a million miles from his comfortable former lifestyle. As an ad man the furthest he’d cycled in one sitting was 50 kilometres and the longest he’d been in a tent was three days at a music festival. Along the way he confronted his own character flaws, contended with bum blisters, tasted road kill and got by on only two changes of clothing. Greg Foyster will be speaking and signing

Changing Gears at Torquay Books (9 Gilbert Street, Torquay, 5261 2311) on September 28 at 10am. Those attending are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event. He will also be appearing at Bookgrove, 1/73 The Terrace, Ocean Grove on September 26 at 7pm, bookings are essential and can be made by calling 5255 5973.

New author Greg Foyster with girlfriend Sophie Chishkovsky on their marathon cycling tour of Eastern Australia which became the basis for Foysters first book.

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Let’s celebrate spring WELL, “little darlin’, it’s been a long cold lonely winter... here comes the sun”. Yes, spring is here and what a delight it is to finally feel some warm radiant sunshine on our faces, smell the heady perfumes of spring flowers and the herbaceous aromatics of freshly cut grass! (Hey, that reminds me of white wine, Sauvignon Blanc in particular!). With the coming of spring there’s a tendency to focus in on the finals, the fillies and fizz yet its also a great time to sit back and smell the roses, so to speak, and soak up the warmer weather, preferably with a glass in hand of course and a great range of fantastic new-ish wines from the south of France would be just the ticket in my book. The label I’m refering to is “Parnasse”, a value packed range of reds and a white wine with the grapes sourced from “the Midi” region in the south and is so named after the mountain grass which flowers each spring and is featured on the label of the bottle. It’s an image that certainly evokes a feeling of spring and the wines too reflect this with a freshness and vibrancy that champions the ripe fruit and soft languid easy feel of the region. If you’re in the mood to get outside and revel in the new season, then a bottle or three of these wines would make a great accompaniment in the picnic basket!

Parnasse Pays d’Oc IGP Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($15) A fantastic “old-world” take on a “newworld” style with all the upfront vibrancy and dynamic aromatics, tropical fruits and citrus overtones to the fore yet it’s the gentle lilt of the old-world style of softness and texture on the palate creeping through that belies the origins of this wine. No searing acidity or heavy herbaceousness, just easy drinking all the way, kind of like the south of France itself. Sit back and enjoy!

Parnasse Pays d’Oc IGP Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 ($15) There’s that feel again, the soundtrack in the background says it all – “Summertime, and the living is easy” – choc/berry nose plus savoury notes with a surprisingly full palate that is so soft, plump even, with drink-me-now generous dark berry fruits tempered by the slight wild herb/oak/savoury characters and welcoming chocolatey richness. Sensational value!

Parnasse Pays d’Oc IGP Syrah 2012 ($15) Fresh ripe and flavoursome with upfront berry richness, a plump soft velvety mouth feel and a lick of spice with the very soft tannins fleshing out the finish. Think spring lamb and a bottle of this and you’re on your way!


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Show of support for Casey A MASSIVE lineup of artists will be getting together for A Show For Casey at Simonds Stadium next weekend, to support local footballer Casey Tutungi. Tutungi is currently undergoing intensive rehabilitation following an onfield incident where a collision lead to quadriplegia. The day after the AFL Grand Final, the You Am I Allstars, Something For Kate’s Paul Dempsey, Regurgitator, Lisa Mitchell, Magic Dirt’s Adalita, The Bamboos, Dan Sultan Yacht Club DJs and Geelong’s own Missy Higgins will put on a massive show to support the family. All profits will go to The Casey Tutungi Appeal. A Show for Casey on September 29 is all ages, tickets $50 from Oztix or at your nearest Ghanda store, children 12 and under free. Go to caseytutungi.com for more information.

The Queen of all tributes BY TIFFANY PILCHER GARETH Hill is so devoted to the grandeur of Freddie Mercury and the music of Queen he didn’t listen to anything else for 20 years. As he was never able to see Freddie Mercury perform live he tried to relive the magic at tribute concerts but always left disappointed. In 2006, he set about righting this wrong and created a tribute which is now considered the most accurate in the country, The Australian Queen Tribute Show. Since forming, the band has toured all over Australia and will bring their energetic, acclaimed show to Geelong RSL on October 19. Hill said he was so dedicated to creating a performance that was a fitting tribute to Queen, the band spent their first two years together working on every aspect of the show before they performed live for the first time. “After spending so long practicing we performed some backyard shows and I spent a long time apologising to people because I was still concerned it wasn’t good enough.

“I really am a true fan – there was a stage when I wouldn’t even say anything on stage that Freddie had not said himself.” The band has created the perfect impersonation with the whole show performed in the original keys and without backing tracks. “It takes a lot of practice, I was in the right vocal range but I have had to stretch myself to go to the higher range as did Freddie,” Hill said. “When you’re trying to impersonate someone it’s the whole package – his mannerisms, his attitude, his sarcasm, the way he struts on stage. “They should be able to close their eyes and be transported to a real Queen performance and above all, we make sure everyone is having the time of their lives.” The Australian Queen Tribute Show will perform at Geelong RSL, 50 Barwon Heads Road, Belmont on October 19 at 8.30pm. Member tickets are $45 for a meal and the show and $25 for the show only. Non-member tickets are $50 for a meal and the show and $30 for the show only. Tickets can be purchased from the venue and by calling 5241 1766.

Gareth Hill and Scott Bastian bringing Freddie Mercury and Brian May to life during a performance of The Australian Queen Tribute Show. The tribute band will perform at Geelong RSL on October 19.

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Brendan Gallagher and guitar coming to Barwon Heads BY TIFFANY PILCHER AFTER releasing his new album yesterday, the ultimate musician’s musician Brendan Gallagher is coming to Barwon Heads for a special performance on Friday. Gallagher is best known as the guitarist and vocalist of ARIA award winning contemporary acoustic blues and roots band Karma County. His latest solo album, Wine Island was three and a half years in the making and after writing almost constantly throughout that period he found he had not only too many songs, but also two very distinct styles. “I was working on a film at the time and I had a lot of dopey, dumb nursery rhymes left over from it and continued to write a lot of silly songs and I found I actually really liked them. “I’m very happy with it – I’m not usually

that happy but this time I am.” The result is a double disc smorgasbord of gritty, funky blues mixed with some rock and roll, all wrapped up in Gallagher’s signature sharp lyrics with moments of poignant poetry. As a talented writer, multiinstrumentalist, engineer and mixer he has also produced more than 20 albums and recorded for major artists including David Bowie, Kylie Minogue and Jimmy Little. Not one to rest on his laurels, Gallagher has also released the top selling book The Open Tuning Chord Book for Guitar which has been used by Paul Kelly, REM’s Peter Buck and Arlo Guthrie. David Bowie also picked up a copy after Gallagher recorded guitar for his single “Survive”. “That came as a surprise, I was in the right place at the right time. “I was at an ARIA Awards after party

and someone introduced me to Marius de Vries who is a producer who has worked with people like Bjork and Madonna. “Bowie was in Australia working on Moulin Rouge and Maz was looking for a guitarist to record for one of his singles and I guess I fit the bill. “I’ve worked with a lot of people throughout my career but he’s probably the top of the tree.” Brendan Gallagher will perform at the Barwon Heads Bowling Club on September 21 at 8pm. Presale tickets are $18 available online at brendangallagher.com.au or $20 on the door. Multi-instrumentalist and ARIA award winner Brendan Gallagher is sailing into Barwon Heads on Friday to perform his new album Wine Island.

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One of them Nights returns to coast BY ALI DEANE IF YOU were beginning to wonder what Barwon Heads Hotel has in store for summer, it’s going to be big. It’s all about to kick off with the return of the event series One of Them Nights (OOTN) on Grand Final night, bringing DJ duo Denzal Park, Girl Audio, Dollars n Dymes, Dion Jackson, Aaron Dannatt, Fraser Hutson, Tricky and MC XES to Barwon Heads. The idea of the booking agent behind the series, Luke Hills, was to give surfers, skaters and snowboarders somewhere to meet up and check out great Australian DJs. Hills hit Mount Hotham with OOTN over winter and put together a massive season of themed nights that brought snowgoer’s names like Katt Niall, Some Blonde DJ, Mike Metro, Benson, Girl Audio, Jane Daff and Holly J. The fun will continue this summer. “The boarding community has really got behind the events and made it what it is today. The vibe at OOTN events is

awesome; everyone is from similar moulds and makes for a great night,” Hills said. “We’re returning to Barwon Heads and will be bringing Australia’s best DJs to the coast over summer; there is going to be

heaps happening.” The series that launched last Grand Final night, will be bringing punters not only music this season, but a skate ramp and demos to add to the excitement, with FYVE Snowboarding and Skating supporting events. Headliners on Grand Final night, Denzal Park (Kam Denny and Paul Zala), will be bringing their trademark concoction of euphoric melodies and down-to-business rhythms that has seen them tear their way through charts across the world, and pack the dance floors of Australia’s biggest nightclubs and festivals. Hills expected the return party at Barwon Heads Hotel to be a huge night. “Last year was big and we expect this year to be even bigger. “Denzal Park has been producing massive club tracks for quite some time; it’s recommended to arrive early.” Doors open at 9.30pm, September 28, entry $10, (free before 10.30pm), giveaways all night, head to facebook.com/ oneofthemnights for more.

at the heads sophie & ben

Denzal Park (INSET) is headlining a massive event for the return of One of them Nights to Barwon Heads Hotel on Grand Final night with sets by Girl Audio, Dollars ‘n’ Dymes and many more.

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soul fuel masaki & lauri

soul fuel lily & rob

with Mary-Ellen Belleville

SOME say that our neighbouring state of South Australia is 30 minutes and the same number of years behind the rest of the eastern seaboard. Well this description would certainly not apply to culinary matters. For at least a couple of decades, South Australia has been at the forefront in many culinary pursuits. For well over a decade, kangaroo meat has been available for human consumption and in these past few years I’m glad that our local supermarkets also stock this wonderful meat. It is rich in flavour, lean, inexpensive, low in cholesterol and high in iron content. OK, so you have to get over the cute notions of eating Skippy, or as some would say, eating our national emblem. But, once you have resolved those ideological issues, there’s really is no excuse not to include ‘roo in your menu planning on a regular basis. What’s that you say? The end-of-footyseason barby is just round the corner? Well, why not make your own delicious burgers using lean ground kangaroo mince? The patties can be mixed with finely diced onion, some chopped oregano, a tiny bit of chilli. Kangaroo sausages are also a healthy and very tasty item on the barbeque, slapped into a slice of fresh bread with your favourite tomato sauce – yum! Kangaroo should be cooked at a high temperature for a very short time – making

it perfect for the barbeque grill, either as “rissoles”, or lean fillets. How about this idea for a steak sandwich with a difference? Cut a generous slice of sourdough bread, brush it with oil and grill it to attain a slightly smokey flavour. The grilled bread becomes the base for your own version of the steak sandwich – grill kangaroo fillets until only just medium rare and top with caramelised onions, grilled flat mushrooms, a tasty tomato relish or chutney, some wilted spinach. Very much a gourmet version of a popular treat – “bloke food” I’d call it as it is so easy to prepare and is a winner with the boys. For a very long time the marketing of kangaroo sent out mixed messages – was it vermin and therefore not suitable for human consumption? We could very easily have taken the lead from the Aborigines whose knowledge of foods, and the cooking of products like kangaroo, would have seen us enjoying the flavour and nutritional value of such foods as kangaroo much earlier and adopting them more broadly into our cuisine. Our Anglo-Saxon forebears set the scene for “English-style dishes”, but here’s a twist – you really should try a traditional Sunday roast – of kangaroo! You will be pleasantly surprised by the fine

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ONTO THE DINNER PLATE IN A SINGLE BOUND texture of the meat, which should be cooked medium rare and allowed to rest for the same period of time that it has been in the oven. For a 150 gram fillet, grill for three to five minutes on a high heat. Readily available from the supermarket, the marinated joint for roasting is usually about 750 grams and will be sufficient for three to four people and will require about 35 minutes in the oven. The Sunday ‘roast’ with all the trimmings of baked sweet potato, baby beetroot, steamed fresh green beans and a red wine sauce over the meat has definite wow factor. Kangaroo has a gamey flavour, not dissimilar to venison and marries well with juniper, garlic, and anchovy! Yes, anchovy butter over a grilled fillet is scrumptious. Kangaroo can be used to make kebabs with button mushrooms, onion and capsicum. Make sure you remove any sinew, and as this is a very lean meat, I would not be inclined to marinate it in any wine-based, or acidic marinades. Oil, bacon, onion, herbs, black pepper, spices are the way to bathe the kangaroo. You can even use the fillets in stir-fries instead of beef. So I hope I have tantalised your taste buds sufficiently for you to try something new – just don’t tell the kids it’s Skippy!

Kanga kebabs INGREDIENTS 1 kilogram kangaroo fillets 2 teaspoons sumac 2 red capsicums 1 punnet cherry tomatoes 8-10 button mushrooms 1 Spanish onion 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper METHOD Cut kangaroo meat into 2-3 centimetre chunks. Cut capsicums to a similar size, and the onion into 3 centimetre pieces. Cut mushrooms in half. Combine the sumac and black pepper together in a shallow dish and roll the cubes of meat to coat. All the pieces of food need to be a similar size – thread onto bamboo skewers which have been soaked in water for about an hour – to prevent the skewers burning on the open barbeque grill. Brush the kebabs with a little EVOO and grill on the barbeque – turning so that the food is evenly cooked. The kebabs are best if the meat is only cooked to medium-rare.

2013 Surf Coast Relay For Life Yes, the Surf Coast Relay For Life is on again!!

When Weekend of November 30 - December, 1 2013

Where Polwarth Oval, Merrijig Drive, Torquay Relaying with friends, family and strangers over the weekend brings laughter and camaraderie. We support each other and share experiences. Register a Relay For Life Team and have fun while raising funds for cancer research and support services. Visit the Relay For Life website at http://www.relayforlife.org.au/

Wyndham Resort Torquay 7pm Until Late Tickets $50 Available at Bellbrae Primary School Front office, Surf Coast Times & Wyndham Reception. Enquiries P: 5261 2660 Tables of 10 available Live Entertainment, Fun, Fashion & Fundraising 2 Course Meal with Complimentary Drink on Arrival Drinks at Bar Prices

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Team Captains - please note that Team registration will be at the RACV complex in Torquay on the evening of September 27, from 7.30 to 9.30. This is important for you to have all information for the big day. For further local information contact: Naomi Young, Relay Co-ordinator 9635 5000, 0427 731 858 or Darrel Brewin, Chair Surf Coast Relay For Life 5261 5229, 0417 185 071


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BANDS +EATS / THE ARTS

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Queenscliff Music Festival gets back to The Basics BY TIFFANY PILCHER BEFORE the record making Grammy haul and the song that was heard all over the world, Gotye was making waves as the drummer and vocalist of retro indie rock trio, The Basics. Formed in 2002 and heavily influenced by 50s and 60s pop and rock bands, The Basic’s original approach to contemporary music won them critical praise and a legion of fans. Despite their burgeoning

success, The Basics went on hiatus in 2010 while guitarist Tim Heath went into film production, bassist Kris Schroeder went to Kenya and Wally De Backer, better known as Gotye, went on to global pop acclaim. Riding high on their individual success, they regrouped last year to compile two albums of previously recorded material and now the band is officially back together with Queenscliff Music Festival recently announcing they will feature at the

event in November. “It felt like the right thing to do, maybe it was putting together Leftovers, we went over a lot of our old stuff and I think we realised we were a pretty tight little band,” Schroeder said. “Wally has had a lot of success as have Tim and I but it hasn’t changed anything except maybe we aren’t at each other’s throats as much anymore.” Schroeder said coming together again on stage will be a mass celebration of mateship

rather than a grab at fame. “We like to keep it fun, it was never about high powered success – we’re just as happy hanging out together playing table tennis. “Now we’re still kicking 12 years later – we’re probably going to be some of the world’s most enduring entertainers like the Rolling Stones or Morgan Freeman,” he laughed. The Queenscliff Music Festival will be held on November 22 to 24, for tickets, more information and the full lineup head to qmf.net.au.

Heads up beer festival on way

(L-R) Kris Schroeder, Tim Heath and Wally De Backer are heading to Queenscliff Music Festival to prove they are anything but basic.

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Sweet sounds at Wolseley Wines BY TIFFANY PILCHER SINGER-songwriter Alison Ferrier is tuning up her honey-tinged voice to perform a set of her super sweet songs at Wolseley Wines this weekend. Wolseley Wines regulars and local favourites Cat Canteri and Justin Bernasconi of The Stillsons will also be performing in Ferrier’s electric band, along with Tim Murphy on double bass. Having completed her debut solo album Sugar Baby in 2012, Ferrier combines elements of country, folk and blues to produce a unique collection of songs. Sugar Baby is filled with melodic waltzes, heartsick ballads and haunted blues and was produced by roots guru and Ferrier’s husband, Jeff Lang.

The London born songstress is a seasoned performer and has made the road her home for the past decade, performing all over Australia and around the world. Canteri and Bernasconi are no strangers to Wolseley Wines having played there many times as two parts of energetic, genre bending trio The Stillsons. Performing together, this is set to be an afternoon of stripped back blues, roots and folk not to be missed. Alison Ferrier Band and The Stillsons’ duo will perform at Wolseley Wines, 1790 Hendy Main Road, Paraparap on September 22 at 3pm. Tickets are $15 each and wine and gourmet pizzas will be available at the show.

Alison Ferrier will perform her collection of harrowing and romantic tunes with The Stillsons Duo at Wolseley Wines on Saturday afternoon.

Hear the sound of the rising tide BY JAMES TAYLOR MUSIC fans can get a preview of one of the local acts in this year’s Queenscliff Music Festival on Sunday. Soul and gospel choir Tides of Welcome have finished their latest album Let Your Little Light Shine, and will launch it at a concert featuring Tiffany Eckhardt and Dave Steel at Queenscliff Uniting Church. There is something special about singing together in seamless harmonies, hearing an individual voice belt out a solo, an amazing improvisation, or perhaps float above the main body of the choir with ethereal purity.

Each individual voice combines to create a sound much greater and more beautiful than the sum of the parts. Tides of Welcome perform at Queenscliff Uniting Church, on the corner of Stokes and Hesse streets, Queenscliff from 5pm on Sunday. Tickets are $25 (includes a light meal at interval) and $10 for accompanied children $10. The wine bar will be open. Tickets can be pre-purchased at the Queenscliff Information Centre or by emailing Heather at unitingqueenscliff@iinet.net.au. Copies of the album can be purchased for $20 on the day or from the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House.


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Goddard’s depth and colour on show

Saturday, September 28 - kicking off at 2pm

Big Screens Complementary footy snacks Happy Hour available during the game A la carte lunch available from 12 noon Kick on with live music after the game, happy hour, dine in our restaurant or grab a bite from our bar menu.

BY ALI DEANE THE latest exhibition at Surfcoastimages Gallery is a series of bright and texture rich paintings by Barwon Heads artist Vish Goddard. You can get a true sense of the time poured into the works of Abstracting and Nothing when you see the three dimensional effect the layering and rebuilding techniques creates. The process of layering, texturing, glazing, destroying and rebuilding can reach depths of 30-40 layers, and each painting can take up to four months to complete; a process of paintings abandoned, then recovered. Goddard loves “trying stuff”, and can often be found painting romanticised floral abstracts, free flowing organic forms, as well as more bold textural geometric abstracts. She is passionate about working with earthy subdued colours, reflecting a bygone prehistoric era, and also loves working with bright colours. Self taught as a painter, Goddard’s background is in architecture, fashion design and illustration. Her architectural skills and rendering techniques

AFL Grand Final Celebrations

Live music & happy hour Kick back and unwind over a drink and bite to eat with our live music entertainment Fri 20 Sept – Famous Wil One of the bright, layered works by Barwon Head’s artist Vish Goddard featured in the September exhibition on show at Surfcoastimages Gallery in Torquay.

give the paintings their 3D effect. Goddard has sold her art locally, interstate and internationally. The exhibition is running throughout September at Surfcoastimages Gallery, 2B Gilbert Street Torquay, and the works are available to buy. The gallery is open from Thursday-Monday, 11am-4pm, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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BY TIFFANY PILCHER A MIX of the region’s newest and most accomplished artists’ work will be on display this weekend at the SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre art exhibition in Drysdale. The annual event has grown again this year with 40 artists from beginners to professional creating more than 100 paintings, drawings, pastels and watercolour works for the event. Local artist and Geelong Gallery Art IS director Jan Synot will attend the exhibition on Sunday afternoon to provide commentary and lead discussion on the works. Exhibiting artist and event spokesperson Denise Main said this event will be the biggest and best they’ve had so far.

“We’re building each year and gaining a nice following, with this many people participating it will be an excellent representation of regional artists. “It is part of the artist’s process to be able to produce, develop and show their work and we want to give them the chance to display their work to the wider community. “This exhibition is very much a community event and over the years has become a feature of celebrating spring and art on the Bellarine.” The art exhibition will be held at the SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre, 17-21 High Street, Drysdale on September 21 from 10am to 4pm and September 22 from 10am to 2pm. Entry is by gold coin donation and the artwork on display will be available for purchase.

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Artists (L-R) Sue Daniels, Rae Cashmore, George-Ann Gunn, Annette Playsted, Gwen Cook, Shirley Penman, Denise Main and Terry Macarthur (FRONT) will display their varied media works at the annual SpringDale art exhibition this weekend.

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Due to increased demand for space we are now only accepting Not For Profit Organisations and free community events. Guidelines have been introduced to ensure events advertised are not ones purely serving business purposes. Emails must be received by Tuesday noon the week before the event.

CLIFTON SPRINGS

OCEAN GROVE

Bellarine Community Health

Bellarine Community Health

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

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Prostate Support Group

Clifton Springs Play Group

Meets every second Thursday at 1.30pm Ocean Grove Community Health Centre For more information contact 5221 8862

Wednesdays & Fridays 10am-12pm. Lower level at Golf Club 0-5yr olds. $25 per term. For more information call 5251 2568.

PARAPARAP

DRYSDALE

AIREYS INLET

DrolKar Buddhist Centre

2nd October Millers Fashion Parade

SUNDAYS Uniting Church Service Anglican Holy Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays. Uniting Church service 2nd, 4th & 5th Sundays www.surfcoastunitingchurch.org.au

2pm at the St James Church Tickets call 5253 1866

Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

ANGLESEA

Drysdale seniors

21st and 22nd September Angair Wildflower And Art Show 10am-4.30pm McMillan Street www.angair.org.au

Anglesea Community House Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm Contact 5263 2116 or courses@anglesea.org.au Free Tax Return Preparation from July-October. You must earn under $50,000

TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS Family History Research Library Open from 10.30am to 1pm at 5a McMillan Street. Meets every second Thursday of the month at 10am.

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

Mondays – 9:15am-10:45am Yoga, 1pm Cards, snooker & carpet bowls. 7pm-9pm Clifton Springs Lions Club 1st & 3rd Monday every month. Tuesdays – 9:30am-11am Weight Watchers, 11.30am Lunch for seniors, 1pm Bingo. Wednesdays – 11am-12 Exercises, 1pm Carpet Bowls & snooker 5pm-7pm WACAS. Thursdays – 9am-12 Line Dancing, 12.30pm Arts & Crafts, 1:30pm Choir Practice, 6-9.15pm yoga. Fridays – 1pm Carpet Bowls & Snooker. Saturdays – 1pm Snooker. Sundays – 10.30am Church Service. For more information phone 5251 2983.

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Buy Bellarine Produce Barn

9.15am at the Church of the Transfiguration, Great Ocean Road.

TUESDAYS The Springdale Toy Library

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

Neighbourhood House

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

BARWON HEADS

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

SUNDAYS Open Mic for youth, under 21’s 3pm-5.30pm on every 2nd month. Barwon Heads Hotel Bristo. Call Jill on 0431 606 476

SATURDAYS Community Market

BELLBRAE

5pm at the Uniting Church unitingqueenscliff@iinet.net.au

28th September Don’t watch the Game Alone

Bellarine Community Health

1.30pm at the Uniting Church

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

18th October The Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale Oxfam Group Annual Dinner

6-8pm at the Bellbrae Hall Queries bellbraesingforfun@yahoo.com.au or 0447 631 002

of Lorne and the Great Ocean Road Open 1 pm to 4 pm FIRST SUNDAY EVERY MONTH. Fig Tree Community House.

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Lorne Anglican-Uniting Church

ST LEONARDS

Service 10 am each Sunday All Saints or St Cuthbert’s Contact Lynton : 0418 831 703 OR 03 5289 5220 for other services

Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

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7.30pm at the Connewarre hall Randles Road Contact Allan 0418 527 559

13th October Torquay Scout Group Billy Cart Race and Car Boot Sale Registration 8.30am Torquay Scout Hall in Spring Creek Reserve Contact Jenny on 0419 388 646 or biz@moonmother.com.au

CLU - Choose It, Lose It, Use It 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

Spring Creek Community House For more information phone 5261 2583 or www. springcreekcommunityhouse.org.au M.A.P (Morning Activity Programme for Kids & Parents) Mondays – 9:30am-10am Little da Vinci’s 3-5 years old Tuesdays – 9:30am-10am Bells & Beats 0-5years old. 10.30am-11am 0-5years old. Wednesdays – 9:30am-10am Tiny Dancers 3-5 years old Thursdays – 9.30am-10am 0-5 year olds. Music and Movement Quirky Craft & Morning Coffee-Wednesdays 10.30-12 noon. Community Art Studio-Tues at 1.30-3.30pm. Taking Enrolments for New Courses for Term 4 2013: Cert III Business Admin Medical ¬– Starting the week of October 28th Cert III Aged Care-Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-3pm from 21st October Wellbeing & Meditation with Nikki – Mondays 1pm-2pm from 14th October (gold coin donation) Special Events Red Cross Community Will Service – Get your will made for just $75, Tuesday 15th October 9am-4pm. By appointment only – Call 1800 649 685 or email bequests@redcross.org. au to book.

MONDAYS Torquay Ladies Probus Club Sept 16th. Rod Crole, paramedic takes us throuth the “4 steps of life”. Bring a pillow. Every 3rd Monday at 10am at the Senior Citizens Rooms in Price Street. Enquiries to 5261 9001 or 0438 581 862

SATURDAYS Torquay Central Farmer’s Market 8:30am-1pm at Torquay Central Car Park.

SUNDAYS Torquay & District Historical Society Open every Sunday throughout winter 2pm-4pm at the old Police Station, 18 Price Street.

Torquay Christian Fellowship and Youth Hub 10am at 25 Grossmans Road Phone 5261 6831 or www.torquaybaptist.com

WINCHELSEA 1st-4th November Art & Photography Show 7.30pm at the Globe Theatre Entry forms Jeanette 0409 418 766

Winchelsea Toy Library 11.30am-1.30pm (no school holidays) Call Carrie on 5267 2028 or email winchelseatoylibrary@ gmail.com

Winchelsea Community House 28 Hesse Street. Introduction to Microsoft word, Workplace First Aid, Asthma Training, Cheese Making, Intro to Social Media, Floristry, Hare Krishna Cooking. For all the classes and timetables please ring 5267 2028 or email education@winchhouse.org.au

Annual Art & Photography Show Entry forms are now available for show to be held on 1st-4th November Contact Norma on 5267 2243

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THURSDAYS

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6.30pm at the Uniting Church Hall. Enquiries Judy & Peter 5258 3508 or Denise 5258 4574

Bellarine Community Health

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DOORS OPEN 7PM TILL LATE

Monday: Canasta/Bolivia, Family Tree Group, Chair Yoga & Funky Monday Singing Group Tuesday: Card Making, Art Group, One on One Computer Help & Line Dancing for Beginners, Harmonica Wednesday: Music for Parents & Pre-Schoolers, Drawing & Sketching for Fun, Dog Training & Crochet/Knitting Group Thursday: Canasta/Bolivia, Dog Training, DVD Stretching & Tai Chi, Guitar for Primary Students / Guitar for Adults Friday: Back to School for Seniors Fortnightly: Philosophy Cafe Monthly: Book Club, Port Snappers Camera Club, Bird Watching Group & Gardening Group The Portarlington Neighbourhood House, enquiries: 5259 2290 / www.portnh.org.au

8pm-midnight at the Freshwater Creek Hall in Dickens Road. Enquiries to 5264 5169

SUNDAYS Display of HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS and MEMORABILIA

Meets 7.30pm on the third Monday of the month Drysdale Uniting Church Call Lorraine 5251 1660

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

18th September Torquay Landcare Group “Keeping Chickens”

QUEENSCLIFF

27th September Singing for fun

CLIFTON SPRINGS

Bellarine Community Health

22nd September Tides of Welcome with Tiffany Eckhardt

LORNE

Clifton Springs Garden Club

PORTARLINGTON

21st September Ballroom Dancing

LEOPOLD

Last Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm. Community Hall in Hitchcock Avenue. Contact Lila on 0402 642 357.

Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291

Portarlington Neighbourhood House

4pm-5pm at the Neighbourhood Centre in High Street Enquiries to Alison on 0438 224 468

SUNDAYS Farmers Market

Bellarine Community Health

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.

MONDAYS The Springs T.O.W.N Club Inc. 9.15am at the Church Hall in High Street Contact Mary on 5251 3763 or Jan on 0403 221 737

POINT LONSDALE

Portarlington Senior Citizens Centre

9am-3pm at Tuckerberry Farm www.buybellarine.com.au

SUNDAYS Anglican Service

Buddhist Philosophy classes Mon 7.30pm-8.30pm, Tues 11am-12pm Healing Meditation Tues 1-2pm Meditation Fri 11am-12pm Upcoming events: Open Day September Sunday 8th 10am-4pm All Welcome Women in Spirit September 22nd 2-8pm Please see website for full program 625 Nortons Road, Paraparap. Closed on total fire ban days drolkarbuddhistcentre@hotmail.com www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au

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Letters Coastal tea tree No need for gaudy cord removal on beach front Dear Editor, Dear Editor,

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.

The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) has done it again this year. If GORCC is so hell-bent on removing the coastal tea tree which is the home of a colony of blue wrens, why leave removal of the coastal tea tree until spring? Does GORCC not know that this is the time the blue wrens and other small native birds are nesting and raising young and would now have eggs in the nest? Why disrupt the breeding cycle when with sensible forward planning the removal could be done in winter to cause less habitat disturbance. We should be protecting what bird life we have left in Torquay instead of destroying their habitat and their young. Judy Dickie Torquay

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Dear Editor, It is unfortunate that local residents in Aireys Inlet felt compelled to remove the Surf CoastVicRoads fence (“Vandals uproot Aireys Inlet fence”, Surf Coast Times, September 10). However, what you have described as vandalism, many in the community consider heroic. The offending fence was visible from the Painkalac Valley and the surrounding area and was the subject of a great deal of dismay and disappointment from both locals and visitors. The entire $730,000 Surf Coast-VicRoads enterprise (involving the urbanised footpath, wall re-enforcement, bus shelter, bridge, and fence) was installed without community planning or consultation. Arguably, there was no need for a second pedestrian bridge or path, given a path has just been recently upgraded on the other side of the Great Ocean Road by Surf Coast Shire. The message in this sorry little episode is that residents and visitors come here because of the natural beauty of the area, and when local government decides to engage in planning works which impact on amenity, it is obliged to engage in thorough consultation. The repair costs are about $5,000, which is about what it would have cost to consult with the community in the first place, which would have advised that the fence is a) inappropriate; b) unnecessary; and c) detrimental to local amenity. It is important to remember Joni Mitchell’s warning refrain: “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot”. Kate Driscoll Fairhaven

Aireys Inlet is like a graceful woman. Her natural beauty and charm does not need gaudy cosmetic treatment. What a pity those in the Surf Coast Shire don’t understand this. They persist in trying to “tizzy up” Aireys in ways that might suit Dromana, Altona or Doncaster. They don’t seem to see Aireys as different to these other places. They don’t seem to appreciate natural beauty, simplicity and understatement. The silly fence along the Great Ocean Road from the bridge to the bottom shops, dismantled by socalled vandals almost as soon as it was erected, was just one case in point. Totally unnecessary. Visually intrusive. Right out of the standard local council catalogue of twee ideas. The council claims it had to erect the fence to follow VicRoad guidelines. Did those guidelines prescribe thick white flashy rope? And what sense was there in building a fence on the river side of the path, to stop path-users straying onto a grassy slope when the more obvious danger would be kids on tricycles and grannies on Zimmer frames veering onto the edge of the busy Great Ocean Road? If guidelines don’t make sense, couldn’t the shire stand up to VicRoads and say so? It’s not just a waste of money. It’s an affront to good taste and a stubborn disregard for the wishes of those who live in Aireys and love her.

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Attention drawn to depression Dear Editor,

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I am writing to draw people’s attention to the fact that in Australia more people die every year from suicide than as a result of road accidents, and on average every week around 44 people take their lives, 33 of them are men. We know that untreated depression is a major risk factor for suicide, yet over half of the people who have depression don’t seek help for it. If you don’t take action to get diagnosed, you can’t be treated and you risk the illness becoming disabling. Often, the reason people don’t take action is because of stigma. They are ashamed or embarrassed about not being able to manage. They worry that other people will think they’re weak or they will let down their families if they admit to being distressed and not being able to cope. Depression is a treatable illness like asthma or diabetes and you wouldn’t expect those illnesses to get better by themselves. To someone with depression, suicide can seem like a reasonable option. To their distorted way of thinking, sometimes it’s a way of ending their pain or relieving their family of the burden they think they’ve become. Obviously, this is not true. That’s why it’s so important that everyone knows the signs and symptoms of depression. If someone is behaving out of the ordinary, has become withdrawn or seems down all the time, don’t be afraid to ask if they’re OK. And if your gut instinct is that they need help, be persistent. Asking if someone has suicidal thoughts won’t make a person take his or her own life, but it may just be the catalyst that encourages someone to share how they are feeling and seek the support they need. Most suicides are preventable and we all have a role to play in reducing the stigma and discrimination that stops people asking for help. Don’t worry that you’ll say the wrong thing, just say something. It could help save a life.

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Ageing in the spotlight Dear Editor, Today people are living longer and enjoying active lives in their communities. Commonwealth public policy should reflect this trend and where necessary support older residents to retain their independence at home for as long as possible. It is essential that rhetoric around ageing-in-place and client-managed care should not be code for cost-shifting and/or a loss of quality community services. Staying-in-Portarlington Inc – a positive ageing action group – will monitor the aged care policy of the newly elected Abbott government and host a forum for residents, service users and their carers so that all older people have the opportunity to be informed and influence future directions. Jennifer Wills Staying-in-Portarlington Inc.

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Karuna Maya welcomes new osteo KARUNA Maya has welcomed its newest osteopath – Dr Rebecca Burns. Rebecca has recently moved to Jan Juc after living in Tasmania where she established her own clinic. She has a safe and gentle approach tailored to suit all ages; from children, surfers, wannabe athletes (weekend warriors) to the elderly. Caroline Chee is on maternity leave after recently giving birth to a gorgeous healthy little girl – Arabella. Caroline is loving motherhood and is already back surfing! Like Caroline, Rebecca has over eight years experience and is a friendly and talented practitioner. Her approach to treatment is influenced by previous training in remedial massage therapy so she has strong hands to help find and treat those problem areas. Osteopaths treat the whole body with an understanding of diagnosing the real causes of the problem. Rebecca is constantly undertaking further training including dry needling, chronic pain management,

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Burrows breaks for cancer at Bunnings BY TIFFANY PILCHER

A group of local karate instructors and students prepare to break wooden boards at year 12 student Imogen Burrows’ Break for Cancer fundraiser.

WOOD chips were flying at Bunnings last Friday night but this time it wasn’t tools, but human hands that were causing the commotion. Year 12 Kardinia International student and black belt karate instructor Imogen Burrows organised the Breaking for Cancer board breaking event as part of her school studies. Bunnings Torquay hosted the event where 16 black belt instructors and senior karate students from Australian Kyokushin Karate Geelong broke a total of 360 boards with their bare hands to raise more than $2,000 for the Cancer Council Victoria. “For one of my major projects at school I had to combine an action and a service and I thought this

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Massage for men’s health BY TIFFANY PILCHER

important that the men’s shed is here to help with social isolation as well as mental and physical health. “It’s wonderful that these massage therapists have been able to come here and assist in all three areas today.” The event was organised as part of the Australian Association of Massage Therapy’s (AAMT) Massage Therapy Week which focused on men’s health and wellbeing this year. “Unless we take the quality of our lives into our own hands it seeps away so it’s so important for men to make sure they are taking care of themselves,” AAMT member and massage therapist Marumi Smith said. “We hope we can spread the word to these men to consider massage as it can help in so many areas of physical and mental health as well as rehabilitation and we are all here to help.”

LOCAL massage therapists put their hands up to provide free massages for members of Torquay Men’s Shed to highlight the importance of men’s health last week. Five massage therapists attended the men’s shed on Wednesday to demonstrate the physical and therapeutic benefits of massage and encourage the men to be proactive about keeping their health in check. MP Andrew Katos attended the event and said the therapeutic and health benefits of massage are well documented. “You can even see as soon as you walk in here how relaxed everyone is and they’re all talking and laughing and clearly enjoying themselves. “Men tend to have a ‘we’ll be right’ attitude so it’s

Torquay massage therapists Sandy Moresi and Mel Booth treat South Barwon MP Andrew Katos and men’s shed member Harry Berriman to a free massage at the Torquay Men’s Shed as part of the Australian Association of Massage Therapy’s Massage Therapy Week.

Shine a light for Leukaemia BY TIFFANY PILCHER

Leukaemia survivor and 2011 Light the Night ambassador Daryl King at the community event which raises money for blood cancer research.

WHEN Drysdale resident Daryl King was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009 the Leukaemia Foundation provided him with the support he needed to endure extensive treatment. Mr King is now in remission after receiving the all clear in January this year and is giving back to those who helped him by encouraging the local community to get behind Light the Night on October 12. Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s

twilight walk where family and friends will shine lanterns of hope to help create a brighter future for everyone with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. There will also be entertainment, a raffle and sausage sizzle on the night and organisers are hoping to exceed the $28,050 they raised at last year’s event. Though Daryl still deals with tiredness and other symptoms of undergoing treatment he is overjoyed to be back at work, able to garden again and most importantly spending time with his family and friends.

“You get through it, you don’t get over it. “I am so thankful to be able to give back to the Leukaemia Foundation, I’d walk over hot coals for them. “Everyone should come along, purchase a balloon support them in any way they can.” Light the Night will take place on October 12 at Highton Recreational Reserve, 95 – 105 Barrabool Road, Highton from 6pm to 8.30pm. To register for the Highton Light the Night twilight walk or to host your own event please call 1800 500 088 or visit lightthenight.org.au.

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The Queenscliff Coutas made it three premierships in a row on Saturday with their Grand Final win over Drysdale. Celebrations began with players soaking in the glory with the premiership cup and medals around their necks. Photo: PETER MARSHALL

Hawks hung, drawn and ‘Couta quartered’ BY ALI DEANE QUEENSCLIFF has proved they are the greatest team in the Bellarine Football League, defending their premiership and knocking the Hawks off their perch in a hard fought grand final at Spring Creek Reserve on Saturday. The Coutas are creating history, with a continued dominance throughout the season and recent years, their 53-point win on the weekend over Drysdale (14.16 100 – 6.11 47) taking them to three premierships in a row. From the get-go, Coutas playing coach Tom Limb knew the battle with Drysdale was going to be tough, especially after their upset win in the first week of

finals – Queenscliff’s only loss of the season. “They threw everything at us, especially in the second quarter, and it was a tough first half. “They’ve been playing great footy under Fitzy, and they’ve got good structures. “But when they put pressure on, we absorbed it, and we capitalised on our chances.” At half time, the margin was just 14 points in favour of the Coutas (43-29). But third quarters are where Queenscliff has made an impact this year. “We’ve made the third quarter our own this season; it’s the premiership quarter – the “Couta Quarter”. “I don’t have to say much, I think it’s within the group. If you can come out after half time switched

on, then you can break the game open in the third quarter, and finish it off in the fourth.” A mix of relief and excitement was how Queenscliff felt after the triumphant win, and Limb said it could be some time before it all sunk in. “We’ve spent the last couple of days enjoying it and soaking it all up, but we probably won’t really appreciate what we’ve achieved until later, when you can look back. “It was great to enjoy it with such a great bunch of blokes, and to work with them through the year – it’s been great. “It is just so good to have a very good community behind us, there’s a lot of support in the town, and we’re not just playing for the club, we’re playing for

the whole town and it was great to see them all there. “Life members Arnie Bench and Frank Monohan were there to present the medals; they were part of the winning side in the 1970s and have waited so long to celebrate these moments, they’re great people, and it’s great to give something back.” Limb said he expected the Hawks to only get better under John Fitzgerald, and he looked forward to more good contests with the side next year. In other grand final news Geelong Amateur defeated Torquay in the Reserves, 12.7 (79) to 8.12 (60); Leopold 1 got South Barwon 1 in the Colts Division 1, 17.13 (115) to 10.3 (63); in Colts Division 2, St Joseph’s 1 defeated Barwon Heads, 10.13 (73) to 9.6 (60); and in Division 3 Queenscliff went down

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MY BIG CATCH WITH GARRY KERR

FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA Some occasional reports of snapper close inshore A few trevally have been caught off the rocks Lorne Pier has seen some good fishing with some shark, couta and salmon being caught Plenty of salmon are still being caught all along the coast. For all the latest fishing news and all the right advice, drop by and see us and we will do our best to get you out there, fishing productively with the right gear and the right bait. Yes, we still sell fishing licences. The Great Ocean Road Outdoor Centre, Anglesea, phone 5263 2330.

APOLLO BAY Plenty of salmon continue being caught off the beaches using both lures and bait Still some grass and King George whiting in the harbour Bream and mullet still in the local river systems. For all your bait and tackle in Apollo Bay, contact Steve or Jen, who will be more then pleased to help you, phone 5237 6434.

BARWON HEADS Barwon River is still fairly quiet Some salmon and the odd snapper being caught offshore.

TORQUAY Salmon continue to be caught off local beaches A few gummy catches have also been reported Reports of some snapper being caught off the beaches continue Spring Creek is quiet but the odd bream to 30 centimetre is still being caught. Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-to-date information available, phone 5264 8207.

QUEENSCLIFF St Leonards still has some whiting, with the odd squid and gummy shark being taken Swan Bay has plenty of garfish being caught Point Lonsdale still has reports of some salmon and garfish The White Lady is producing the odd whiting and squid in the evening as well as some salmon The creek continues to produce trevally and a few salmon.

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Tuesday 17 September 2013

RECREATIONAL anglers are being reminded that the closed season for Murray cod and spiny freshwater crayfish began in September. Fisheries Victoria executive director Ross McGowan said the three month closure for Murray cod provided the species with a chance to breed and contribute to future Indigenous fish stocks. “Anglers who take Murray cod during the closed season face an on-the-spot fine of $433 or a court appearance if the matter is more serious,” Mr McGowan said. “The Murray cod season re-opens to fishing on December 1 and will be keenly anticipated by freshwater anglers right across Victoria. “Many anglers will target Murray cod in waters we have stocked with fingerlings grown at our Snobs Creek hatchery, near Eildon. “Our native fish stocking program, which released more than one million Murray cod last summer, is funded by fishing licence fees and the state government’s $16 million recreational fishing initiative. “The closed season for spiny freshwater crayfish is longer and anglers will need to wait until June 1 2014 to pursue them again,” Mr McGowan said. For more information about freshwater closed seasons check the Recreational Fishing Guide on depi.vic.gov.au/fisheries or collect a free copy from your local tackle store or Department of Environment and Primary Industries office. Anglesea River update: The Surf Coast Shire last week committed to removing the wall that has been across the Anglesea River buried under the sand for over 40 years now. The stone wall was originally built as part of the Red Scheme that was bought in under the then Gough Whitlam government. Hopefully as you read this the wall will already have been removed by the contractors or at least be well under way. I sincerely hope that this is the case. Next week we hope to bring you pictures of the demolition and also more information about how it is felt this will impact on the river system and the benefits that we expect to see derived from these actions. This will be the third time the shire has attempted to remove this wall in eight years. Third time lucky for the council? I hope so.

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ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB THE old caretakers residence has been completely cleared now after the fire. Photos of the before and after are on the website for members to see. According to Jimpy “the Oracle” Shears it was originally used as the clubhouse, where members would come in for a buffet lunch and refreshments after nine holes, and then go out for another nine. The club is very grateful to member John Clarke, who was up late and raised the alarm after noticing smoke. You can shout him a beer when you next see him in our saved clubhouse! The second of the September Roo Twilights events was held on Sunday night, with Brian Kennedy performing to another packed Clubhouse. All reports for the Irish singer/songwriter were positive. Renee Geyer performs with her Big Band on November 9 and bookings are being taken now.

WITH MARGOT SMITH

The ladies had their semi finals of the singles knockout this week as well as a stableford round. The finals for the knockout are this week. While the course has helped with improved scores for the men, it hasn’t kicked in for the ladies yet – noone scored over 30 points. Winners in each of the Divisions were Sue Bowler, Lesley McMaster and Beatrice Stephens.

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FROM THE GOLF SHOP

The men had a par round on Wednesday. With the course now drying out the scores are getting better and the best for the day was from Dick Fowlston with 4 up winning B grade. Other winners were Ian Lewtas in A Grade with 3 up, Shane Blake in C grade with square and Cyril Leith with 4 down, in the seniors. NTP winners were Ian Lewtas, Roger Trevaskis, Nigel Forsyth and Michael Elmore, and the shot of the day – or should that be three shots of the day – were from Andrew Daffy when he scored an eagle on the 8th.

Saturday was a par round and again we had some very good scores in the mens field. Winners were Chris Duffield in A Grade with 5 up, Peter Parfitt in B grade with 4 up, Mike Dwyer in C grade with 4 up as well and Marilyn Armstrong in the ladies with 3 down. It was back to a teams event on Sunday with a two person aggregate. Winners, on a count back, were the dynamic duo of Suellen Eskrigge and Ross Duff with a score of 69 points, with Sandy and Judy Talbot runners up. Apologies to our winners last weekend, I got a couple of the names wrong. The winning mens team was Tommy Midolo, David Calvert, Luke Cini and Christian Robertson. Don’t forget Open week entry forms are available now at the Clubhouse and on the web. Get your forms in early.

TUESDAY the ladies played 4BBB Par and there were some great scores posted. The team of Karen Grayling and Jenny Gleeson combined well to finish 1st with 11 up, followed by Margaret Walsh and Ros Lewis with 6 up. NTPs Sue Booth, Lyndsey Dunstan, Hazel Hamilton and Karen Grayling. Lyn Delmenico hit the jackpot. Our spy’s tell us that some of the ladies have been practicing hard on some acts for the upcoming golf week Tuesday night ladies dinner and cabaret. We have been told it will be a fun and entertaining night for the ladies only, sorry men! It is your night to stay home. If you would like to get a table together with your friends the cost is $34 pp and it will all kick off at 7pm, see our lady president Barbara as bookings are essential the more the merrier. Wednesday the men battled it out for the 4BBB stableford champions and with 48 points Ken Munro and Trevor Doolan took the honors from Michael Lunney and Ron Eyles with 47 points. We hosted a stableford competition for the seniors and with 43 points Don Jennings won first place. NTPs Alan Tompkin, Greg Giampiccolo, Phil Girvan and Andy Clark. John Richards took out the jackpot with a hole in one on the 17th. Friday Steve May had 40 points to win A grade while Tom Lock scored 43 points to have the best score of the day and win B grade. Deb Shoesmith

scored 39 points to take out the ladies. NTPs Ian Foot, Geoff Drury, Jeanette Langan and Valma Davis. Lyndon Langan on his first game back since his lovely Noosa holiday got the jackpot and Angelo Facchini managed an eagle on the 11th. Saturday James Webb won A grade with 41 points. B grade winner Ken Nunn had 42 points and John Shanahan with 43 points took out C grade. Kevin McDonald was king of the seniors this week with 39 points. Lyn Moore took out the ladies with 36 points. NTPs Jason Richards, Ian Dendle, Barrie Joyner, Tin Sinnott and Bob Gough. Wayne Bent on his favourite hole hit the jackpot. Robert Muffet shot an eagle on the 7th. Well done to Margi Joyner on taking out the ladies win on Sunday with +2. The men’s winner went to Gary Kerr with +4. NTPs Ted Fitzpatrick, Geoff Drury and Bernadette Oliver. Anthony Matheson had two eagles one on the 4th and the 11th. John Corcoran hit the jackpot. The new Bev cart was unveiled on Saturday and proved to be a hit, next week we will have all the goodies we have always offered but now we will introduce soup and coffee just in time for what we hope will be the last of the winter weather. Come and play 18 holes for only $20 (RACV Members) or $25 (Non-Members) after 12pm on Mondays and Thursdays. Excludes Public Holiday and December-February.

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MIDWEEK RESULTS

THE SANDS TORQUAY LADIES THURSDAY Stableford: It was a chilly morning for the ladies Stableford competition but with the Ocean Spray Trophy on the line the field was determined to stick it out. In the end the weather came good and Linda Turner took advantage to win the Trophy with a score of 34. The nearest to the pins were taken by Susan Browne on 7 and Lisa Reade on 17. Saturday Stableford: Betty Downey came out ahead on Saturday in the Ladies Stableford with a score of 36. She was followed closely by Christine Brackin who scored a 34. Marianne Bridgart earned nearest to the pin honours with an impressive shot on the 7th.

MENS Wednesday Stableford: It was a chilly day for the men but they braved the conditions in the Stableford competition. David Mallett continued his great play by besting a field of 67 entrants with a score of 39, highlighted with an eagle on the 9th. Dale Carroll wasn’t far off finishing second with a score of 36. Nearest to the pin honours went to Billy Mitris on 17 and Neville 2 Sands Boulevarde, Torquay Clubhouse: 5264 3333 Pro Shop: 5264 3307

WEEKEND COMPETITIONS

FROM THE MEMBERS’ ROOM Hunter on 7. Saturday Stableford: It was a full field with 98 players for the Stableford competition. Tim Hester took the A grade with an impressive score of 42 followed closely by Ben Toner with a 40. In the B grade Chris Calthorpe put up a solid round of 40 to edge out Jason Cranny who scored a 37.

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Tuesday 17 September – 9 Hole Medley Wednesday 18 September –Stableford Thursday 19 September – 4BBB Stableford Sands Knockout qualifier Saturday 21 September –Stableford Sunday 15 September – Stableford

A MOST successful Carnival of Golf has now been done and dusted, which has been a huge team effort by a large number of people who have given up much of their time to ensure its success. We were blessed with the weather, the best overall it has been for this event possibly ever. The key event for the ladies was the 27 hole Bellarine Open Championship, held on September 6. After being tied on 124 strokes after 27 holes, a play-off was necessary to find a winner between Wendy Tottenham from Medway GC and Kath Dellar from East Geelong. Wendy eventually won the event on the 3rd play-off hole. Other results in this event were: B Grade gross: Karen Thomas (Port.) 144, Marg Holt (Port.) 150. C Grade gross: Judy Said (Port.) 156, Anne Shuttleworth (OGrove) 160. A Grade Nett: Fiona Fitzpatrick (East Geelong) 116.5, Colleen Manson (Clifton Springs) 117. B Grade Nett: Angela Kiely (Port.) 118.5, Yvonne Casey (Port.) 118.5. C Grade Nett: Dorothy Billman E. Geelong 115, Mary Menzel (Port.) 119 In events for the final Saturday and Sunday, the following Portarlington players were successful: 4-man Ambrose: Gross: Mick Havelberg, Lee McMurrich, Ralph Carnovale and Robbie White 59. Nett: David and Nathan Mickelsons, Troy Gundry and Junior Ngatoko (Elcho Park), 54.6 from Cliff McCorkell, Andy Brough, Ken Foxcroft and Rob

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MEDLEYS Tuesday 9 Hole Stableford: Merlene Whitnall beat the field in a highly competitive event with a score of 17 with Judi Bullock following up in second in a count back with a 16. Sunday Stableford: It was another beautiful Sunday at The Sands and the scoring reflected that with Gavin Sheahan putting up an impressive 41. Chris Burke came in with a 37 to take second place.

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Green on 56.1 4-Ladies Ambrose: Gross: Marg Burchell, Sue Hazell, Marilyn Mooney and Sonia Dall, 74. Nett: Maureen Hogan, Rebecca Waldron, Lorraine Bright and Jenny Pearson, 62.6 Mixed Canadian Foursomes: Gross: Perpetual Trophy winners were John and Jenny Pearson on 81, edging out James Harvey and Angela Foott on 82. The nett event was won by Vello and Chloe Pukk with 68.6, from Ian and Joy Francis on 72.6.

Tuesday 10 September, Stableford, 123 players

Mens

In tough conditions, Colin Warren (24) proved the master of these with 40 points to win the Trophy of the Day and C Grade, from Rob Parry (20) on 38. A Grade was won by Simon Grundell (11) with 39 points from James Flanagan (13) on 38, B Grade winner was Mel Lusher (15) on 38 from Ken Paterson (16) on 37, and D Grade star was Murray Bond(29) on 35 on a count back from Mick Reynolds(28).

Wednesday 11 September, Ladies Stroke and Monthly Medal, 57 players Lyn Spence, off 42, was a very popular winner of the September Monthly Medal with a great nett 74. She beat Kathy Carroll (38) for C grade honours. Sue Hazell (18) topped the A graders with a 76 from Sonia Dall on 77, Glenis Ranger (23) won B grade. Pro Shop: 5259 3361 Email: info@portarlingtongolf.com.au Web: www.portarlingtongolf.com.au

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Costs: $20/ person (includes: entry, participation gifts & lunch) For more information, or to make a booking, please contact the pro shop on 5264 3307.

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Wins across the board for Tigers BY ALI DEANE A NEW head coach, new courts and a lot of hard work has seen the Torquay Tigers Netball Club send off the season in style, winning the A grade, B grade, U13(2) and U15(3) premierships at the Bellarine Football League grand finals last weekend. Three of the four senior teams made appearances, and given the A grade sides last grand final win goes back to the mid 90s, 2013 will go down in the history books as one of the best. Head coach Courtney Cuolahan said the season had been long, but it was all worth it when you win a premiership. “The game itself was a hard fought game, I was so rapt that the girls were able to find something The Torquay Tigers A graders were ecstatic to win the Premiership Cup in a hard fought contest last weekend, their first grand final win in almost two decades.

extra to pull away in the last quarter,” Cuolahan said. In the B grade game it was a tough contest, to be so strong all year and to take home the flag was a testament to the girls’ work at training throughout the year and their club commitment. “I’m thrilled for the girls. Erin Moerenhout was super strong in goals and Teegan Card controlled the defence end. “I’m so happy that the club has been able to achieve this success for the people that have worked so hard over the years, this is fantastic for the players and the town.” Torquay Tigers president Laura Cole couldn’t contain her pride in the girls. “To have three out of four teams in the grand final on the day is an amazing achievement let

alone to win two out of those three. “We were lucky enough to welcome a head coach, Courtney Cuolahan to the club this season who oversaw the whole playing club, was a massive help to the other coaches and a mentor to all players. “The culture around the club this year has grown so strong and that has also played a part in our success this season; our senior players are coaching the juniors and umpiring weekly. “Everyone has really come together and it’s encouraging to all. With a fabulous committee behind me, it is such an honour to be able to lead such an incredible club. Bring on 2014.” The Tigers enjoyed new courts and stands this season, but with the club’s growth, the plan now is to find support to build larger rooms.

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WITH ANGLESEA BOWLING CLUB THE Anglesea Bowling Club has entered six teams in pennant this year; three teams in Saturday’s competition and three teams in midweek. For those not wishing to play pennant, there are organised bowls games on: MONDAY Men commencing at 12.30 pm TUESDAY Mixed commencing at 10.30 am BYO lunch SATURDAY Mixed commencing at 12.30 pm Any experienced bowlers holidaying in the area will be made most welcome. Contact the club by 9.30am on 5263 1229 to register your name. Dress is “neat casual”. Diary dates Friday September 20 – The Bowls Shoppe Essendon will visit the club from 11am with an array of bowls, equipment, apparel and accessories. At noon a bowls game will commence with Mark Jacobsen coaching. So come along and be inspired with his words of wisdom. The day will conclude with a barbeque commencing at 5pm. Contact the club to register. Tuesday, October 1 – Open Day tournament. Contact f-wprice@bigpond.com to register a team of four. Sunday October 6 – As part of the Victorian Seniors Festival, the Anglesea Bowling Club will be the venue for a Seniors/ Community Dinner commencing at 6pm, $25 per person for a two-course dinner. Bar service at reasonable prices. The guest speaker is Frank Costa. To obtain tickets ring the club on 0499 856 613 or 5263 1229. Barefoot bowls For those wishing to come and try bowling, contact the club on 5263 1229 or 0499 856 613 to arrange a suitable time. Bowls will be supplied by the club together with some coaching at a cost of $10 per player for two hours (wear flat sole shoes). Happy hour Come and join in the fun and frivolity at the Anglesea Bowling Club for a happy hour or two from 4.30pm onwards every friday. You will be made most welcome. Also the members draw will be held at 6pm but you must be in attendance to claim your prize.


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Tuesday 17 September 2013

Trial of the century approaches BY ALI DEANE

Thunder of hooves year round BY ALI DEANE SPRING is in the air, and that means the excitement of the spring racing carnival is almost here – the fashions, the bets, and the excitement of thoroughbred horse racing action. The Geelong Cup is one of the biggest events on the local sporting, and social calendar, just over a month away on October 23, and has a reputation as a reliable guide to the result of the Melbourne Cup. Why not be part of the excitement in style, as a Geelong Racing Club member, where you will be part of the excitement on the big day, and all year round? Geelong Racing Club has put together a special package for new members, including entry to the Sportingbet Geelong Cup, and a special race day lunch for two (valued at over $100) in the exclusive members Silks Dining Room on another raceday, complete with panoramic views of the new track. Members can also take advantage of the benefits of their new membership year round, including access and privileges at the Geelong Cup, 46 race meetings, exclusive member offers and more. It’s all worth more than the cost of the membership. The offer is only valid for new members who join before October 23. Head to grc.com.au to find out more and grab your membership form, phone 5229 4414 or email info@geelong.countryracing.com.au.

STARTERS who have signed up for the second annual Surf Coast Century will be feeling excitement levels grow approaching the weekend, where they will be taking on 100 kilometres of trails on foot. The course, beginning and ending in Anglesea, traverses breathtaking cliff tops, flowing single track, bush and 4WD trails, coastal headlands and sandy beaches, gaining the event the reputation as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s must-do trial running events. The race is expected to take runners in the realm of 8-12 hours; up to 200 participants will attempt it solo, and over 100 relay teams will take on 25 kilometre legs of the challenging beach and bush terrain. International and top Australian runners including 2012 Australian Ultra Runners of the Year Brendan Davies and Beth Cardelli, plus defending champions Rowan Walker of Geelong and Shona Stephenson, will be challenging for a place or a personal best. And many other runners have entered purely for the challenge, satisfaction and bragging rights. Lorne’s Team WASS came second last year under the moniker “Toey Plus”, and are returning to give the Surf Coast Century another crack this weekend, hoping for personal bests. “I have enjoyed a number of adventure races and triathlons over the past 6-8 years now, so thought this event should be added to the list,” Wes Enticott said. “It was my idea to get a few guys together last year; it wasn’t too hard to convince them that this event would be a good challenge and a bit of fun. “It was always going to be the way that we would give it another crack.” Ocean Grove’s Angela Hann and Lahnee Firth have entered as a team of two for what will be their first ultra challenge.

Runners in last year’s Surf Coast Century conquer the beach leg of the event that covers 100 kilometres. Many will be returning for this year’s challenge, taking place on Saturday in Anglesea. Photo: RAPID ASCENT

Having competed in multiple Tough Mudder events, the girls look forward to conquering the Surf Coast Century. “It will be a challenge. It’s not competitive, it’s not your typical fun run and it’s in a fabulous part of the world for running. We had nothing to lose and so much to gain by just having

a go!” Hann said. The Surf Coast Century 100 kilometre ultramarathon will hit Anglesea this Saturday, in conjunction with the fourth and final race in the Salomon Trail Running Series, on Sunday. Head to surfcoastcentury.com.au and salomontrailseries.com.au for more information.


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