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Torquay’s Amber Rushworth held a sausage sizzle at Mitre 10 over the weekend to help those affected by the New South Wales bushfires. To see how much she raised, turn to page 7. Photo: PETER MARSHALL
New fee to keep Nightjar feasible BY TIFFANY PILCHER TORQUAY’S hugely successful Nightjar Market has grown far beyond its grassroots beginning and will soon become a commercial enterprise, charging an entry fee for adults as of next year. While in the past entry was by gold coin donation, all adults will now be charged a $5 entry fee. Entry for children remains free. Organiser Mark Trinham said the move was carefully considered and vital to the continued success of the event. “It will basically just cover our running costs which are so high now,” he said. “We’re providing a lot of entertainment, we have 30 local staff members that run the event, we’re adding a children’s entertainment area and an environmental stall area this year too. “We obviously also have to put money into marketing as well in order to keep attracting fantastic, talented stallholders who help make the event so enjoyable.” Due to the new fee structure, Nightjar
organisers have applied for and received a Crown land permit from the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) to continue operating at Torquay Common near Spring Creek Reserve. GORCC chief executive officer Richard Davies said the committee is pleased to continue supporting the market’s growth. “It’s a really well run event that’s grown to become an iconic Torquay event. It also provides thousands of locals and visitors with something to do over the summer period. The organisers approached us and said the event would no longer be viable unless they charge a fee. The committee considered the request and decided as long as children are still able to get in free we would be happy to grant the permit.” The relationship between the two organisations is mutually beneficial with the market, held every Thursday during January, attracting up to 4,000 visitors from the adjacent GORCC owned Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park each year. Mr Davies did not share the financial
details of the new permit but said the cost is significantly higher than their previous arrangement. “It is a risk in some ways as they will need to pay the full amount of the permit even if the event is washed out or it is a quiet year,” he said. Andrew Routley from the Torquay Hotel said the fee indicates the market has morphed into an entirely different event and decisions regarding its future need to reflect that. “Is it a market or is it a festival? If it’s a bona fide market they shouldn’t need to charge, I don’t see why there is a need for a fee, a large beer garden or live music and none of the stallholders are local. There is no benefit for local traders. You can shoot a canon through most Bell Street businesses on those nights. We have people parking in private parks, on lawns and footpaths – the traffic management is a disgrace.” Council spokesperson said the shire will continue to enforce parking restrictions in the Bell Street area during market times.
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Remembering the fallen BY JAMES TAYLOR REMEMBRANCE Day is on Monday, and local exservice members will again mark the occasion across the Surf Coast Shire. Australians – and indeed, people across the world – will pause at 11am on the 11th day in November as a mark of respect for those servicemen and servicewomen who died or suffered for the right for peace and freedom in all wars and armed conflicts. Remembrance Day recalls Armistice Day, the end of World War I hostilities at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Torquay RSL president Kevin Egan said it was important that the memories of Australia’s past service personnel lived forever and the history was
passed onto next generation, and so reminded them and all of us of the need for peace and freedom. A small group of ex-service members will provide Remembrance Day services at Surf Coast Secondary College, Torquay College, St Therese’s Catholic Primary School and Bellbrae Primary School. Services will also be held at Anglesea Aged Care and the Elouera aged care home in Torquay. The main Remembrance Day service in Torquay will begin at 10.45 am at Point Danger, where a local chaplain will lead the service. People have been encouraged to lay a wreath or place available poppies on the memorial there. Mr Egan said the Torquay RSL appreciated St Luke’s Church loaning the organisation sufficient chairs for the veteran families and community.
Andrew Katos, Cr Rose Hodge and Ernie Fontaine with (L-R) Connewarre Riding Club members Denise (riding Esprit) and Sandra (riding Leroy). Photo: JAMES TAYLOR
Club saddles up with grant for riding arenas BY JAMES TAYLOR
Warrant officer Ian Gilbank, bugler Will Crowther, Torquay RSL president Kevin Egan and Michael Muschamp pay their respects at last year’s Remembrance Day ceremony in Torquay. Photo: PETER MARSHALL
THE Connewarre Riding Club is expecting a kick in its membership after the announcement of a $40,000 grant to improve its facilities. The state government Community Facility Funding program grant will go towards the club’s Safe Surfaces project to build two competition dressage arenas with a wet weather surface and a multipurpose show jumping arena. Club president Ernie Fontaine said the upgrade – part of the master plan for the Connewarre Reserve – would give members somewhere to practice riding all day and in all weather. “At the moment, in winter it’s too slippery. “The fences will be good for safety, too. “On horses, little kids are a little bit tentative, and there are three mums coming back to riding after 25 years.”
He said the Connewarre Riding Club had 40 riding members, 15 social members and six applications pending, but upgrading the riding surfaces would be a drawcard. “We’re hoping to hit the magic 50 soon. Build it, and they will come – quite a few people have been waiting on the outcome of the project. “We’re hoping to be the hub in this area, with the growth in Torquay North and Armstrong Creek.” The Surf Coast Shire will also receive $30,000 towards its open space strategy and $9,564 to upgrade the security at the Surf World museum in Torquay. Shire mayor Rose Hodge thanked the state government for the grant, as well as Winchelsea ward councillors Heather Wellington and Rod Nockles for their work on the project. “It’s not just about the most popular sports, it’s about all sports in the community.”
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PEOPLE keen to know more about the estuaries along the coast can satisfy their curiosity at a Torquay Estuaries Unmasked event next week. The Corangamite Estuary Watch team will host the night seminar that includes presentations from two coastal environment experts at Surf World Museum on November 13. Deakin University seagrass communitiesâ€™ expert Dr Tim Smith and coastal geomorphologist specialist Dr David Kennedy from the University of Melbourne will share their expertise as part of the community event. The seminar is part of a series which aims to improve community understanding and awareness of the importance of healthy waterways, with a focus on estuaries. Dr Smith has recently completed his doctorate in seagrass and fish ecology and will talk about the importance of seagrass in bays and estuaries. Dr Kennedy will discuss the areas he specialises in â€“ the impact of storms, climate change and sea level rise on coastal land forms such as coral reefs and islands, rocky shorelines and estuaries. Victorian Estuary Watch coordinator Rose Herben said Estuaries Unmasked night seminars were a fantastic opportunity for coastal communities to learn more about their local estuary and meet people with common interests. â€œThe Estuaries Unmasked night seminar series is designed to provide our Estuary Watchers and the general public with a deeper understanding of estuarine processes and functions and weâ€™re fortunate to have these two guest speakers come along,â€? she said. She said Spring Creek Estuary Watchers have been monitoring estuary condition since 2007 and were always looking for new volunteers to join the group The seminar is at Surf World Museum, Beach Road, Torquay, November 13 from 6.30â€“8.30pm with supper and refreshments provided. RSVP is essential. For further information and to RSVP please contact Corangamite CMA on 5232 9100.
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Pro surfingâ€™s new frontier BY ALI DEANE IN 2014 professional surfing will be braving a new frontier, with American company ZoSea Media Holdings taking over ownership and management of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world tour. The aim is for surfing as a global sport and business to grow; the management, sponsorship and broadcasts will be more centralised, surfers on the world tour will earn more money and we might see the return of some events and the addition of
new locations. ZoSea will be the new chiefs in allocating world tour event licenses, so, what does it mean for Torquay, the home of the longest running pro surfing event, the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach? Thatâ€™s exactly what a meeting at Surfing Victoriaâ€™s head offices in Torquay last week was all about. Surfing Victoria and Rip Curl will no longer own the Easter event at Bells Beach but operate it under license. â€œWe will still have a world tour event here and Rip Curl will still be the naming
What will the future of the longest running professional surfing event, the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach, be like under the new world tour managers ZoSea Media Holdings? Winner of the event in 2013 Brazilian Adriano de Souza will no doubt still be in the picture. Photo: PETER MARSHALL
rights sponsor of the event and Surfing Victoria has signed a services agreement to manage, put the event together, run and pull the event out very much like we have done so for the past 50 plus years,â€? Surfing Victoria chief executive officer Max Wells. At the open meeting, the key elements of sport development, community engagement and environmental protection that have been signed off in preparation for the 2014 event were outlined. â€œWe at Surfing Victoria are acutely aware of the sport development elements, community engagement and environmental considerations under which our event both runs and that we as a community expect the event to run under. â€œWhen negotiating our service agreement we made sure that key elements of how we as a community both here in Torquay and from within the state of Victoria expect our major events to be conducted were written into the contract.â€? Last month ASP International announced media/distribution agreements with ESPN, YouTube and Facebook for broadcast, digital and social media. For the first time in surfingâ€™s history, fans will be able to go to one global destination to view surfing digitally on the new ASP YouTube channel, with access to a minimum of 26 live streamed events annually across the menâ€™s world tour, womenâ€™s world tour and the ASP Big Wave World Tour (BWWT). More details on the new system will be available soon.
Jeff Harding (left) and Peter Wanless relive their hole in one moment on the 16th hole.
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Kevin and Toni McCormack are ready for the Relay for Life.
Macca’s mob in for a special treat TORQUAY couple Kevin and Toni McCormack have been giving their family a special Christmas treat each year. “We take them to the theatre or some special event that they would not normally go to,” Toni said. “This year we are entering a team, Macca’s Mob, in the Surf Coast Relay For Life over the November 30-December 1 weekend and will be putting the money towards this great cause.” Kevin said he walked in last year’s relay as part of Ken and Avril Baxter’s Johnny’s Angels fundraising team and thought it would be a good idea for his own family to put in a team this year. Toni said “our family group of 22 involves our daughters Colleen (Melbourne), Shayne (Jan Juc) and Alannah (Modewarre), their partners and our grandchildren, plus some close friends”. “The grandkids range in age from 22 down to 10 and they will camp overnight and do the hard yards on the oval at the Surf Coast Shire’s recreational precinct at Banyul Warri Fields. “The kids will party all night the night before the relay as Shayne’s daughter Ailish will be celebrating her 21st birthday and Alannah’s son Ned will also be
celebrating his 10th birthday.” Kevin said “the cousins have a lot of fun together, especially when we take them out for their annual treat. We have taken them to the Australian Open tennis, the ballet, even to the musical Phantom of the Opera. The McCormacks have lived in Torquay for 19 years and are involved in a number of community groups. Toni is on the management committees of the Lions Village retirement centre and Spring Creek House and both she and Kevin are members of Probus clubs, both with the Combined Probus Club of Torquay Surf Coast and Kevin also with the Torquay Men’s Probus Club. Kevin is also a keen bowler with Torquay Bowls Club. The Surf Coast Relay For Life raises funds for Cancer Council Victoria’s research and support programs. Volunteers are still being sought to help the organising committee run this year’s relay event. For more information, phone committee chairman Darrel Brewin on 0417 185 071.
Rip Curl gives back to planet Staff from Rip Curl planted up a storm last week in Torquay, spreading 52 cubic metres of mulch and pulled weeds for their 10th annual Planet Days. The crew focused on areas including Bird Rock, Bells Beach, Southside, and Spring Creek.
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Lorne’s limbs pruned for safety BY HAMISH BROOKS A HEALTH and safety audit commissioned by Surf Coast Shire on more than 550 street trees in Lorne has identified eight trees that require removal and replacement. All eight trees planned for removal will be replaced with Indigenous species as part of council’s ongoing maintenance program. A further nine trees need to be pruned to preserve their habitat value while protecting public safety. Another 48 trees will be pruned to remove dead or unsafe limbs. Council is applying for a planning permit to complete the maintenance work, with the planning application on public exhibition. Lorne ward councillor Clive Goldsworthy said council understood the importance of Lorne’s street trees to the town’s character and environment. “This project demonstrates council’s recognition of the importance of Lorne’s street trees and the work that needs to be done to maintain them,” Cr Goldsworthy said. “Part of preserving these important trees and the much-loved bush canopy around Lorne is conducting regular maintenance on trees and replacing any that are diseased or at risk of breaking down.
“Council also has a duty of care to the community in ensuring these trees are well maintained and in minimising the risk of limbs falling. “As part of an ongoing maintenance program, trees will be maintained and where necessary replaced into the future. I encourage anyone with an interest to view the proposed works as part of the planning application process,” Cr Goldsworthy said. As part of the audit, information was also collected on the species, origin, dimensions and condition of each tree; which has been catalogued with GPS coordinates to help manage current and future maintenance requirements. The audit included Bay Street in Lorne where a man was sensationally captured on camera in August 2011 allegedly poisoning one of the trees on the street. It is unclear at this stage whether the affected tree will be the subject of the aforementioned works. Council has allocated $50,000 in its 2013/14 budget to the audit and to complete maintenance work arising from it. The planning application to complete the work will be on exhibition until Wednesday November 20 at the Lorne visitor information centre, council’s Torquay office and council’s website, surfcoast.vic.gov.au.
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“It’s great for kids to take an interest in the community and give rather than take, and I know a lot of kids do it but we’re just so proud of her.” Mr Crick said Amber raised $520 and wanted to thank the local IGA for donating bread, napkins and sauce for the sausage sizzle; Torquay Meats for providing the sausages; and Torquay Books, Town and Country Pizza and the Beach Hotel for donating vouchers for the raffle she ran. “She’s written thank you letters to those businesses and she’s going to hand deliver those herself.” A variety of charities have set up appeals for those affected by the New South Wales bushfires. The Salvation Army is one of them. Visit everydayhero.com.au/event/bushfireappeal2013 for more information on how to donate.
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November started in sunshine with the Melbourne Cup long weekend giving us a short taste of what lay ahead. Last Saturday the town was abuzz and overﬂowing at the seams, people enjoying the beach and the ocean but by Sunday the temperature had almost halved and our visitors were reaching for umbrellas. Spring, what a great time of the year it is and the launching pad for what lies ahead, and there is plenty. This weekend the Lorne Hotel will be hosting Casey’s Super Sunday Session supporting Casey Tutungi and his family. The event kicks off at 2.30pm and will feature Brian Taylor’s AFL Footy Show including Cameron Ling, Steven Johnson, Michael Turner and more, see live bands Test Pilot Molly, MikelAnglo, DJ Tommy O and comedian Evan Hocking. This fantastic line up of talent will provide a great afternoon of entertainment as the people of Lorne and the greater sporting community gather round and continue to support Casey and his family. Last minute tickets are available from the Lorne Hotel, Great Ocean Road Real Estate or www.rollerdigital.com/lornehotel Another great new event to hit the Lorne scene is fast approaching with the opening night of Lorne Film on Friday the 15th of November. This 3 day festival is a celebration of local and international ﬁlm and the people who make and watch them. Lorne Film’s aims are to create and nurture ﬁlm culture in Lorne and the Otway region for the duration of the event and beyond. Lorne Film will achieve this through screenings, workshops and live screenplay readings. For all details on the program and ticketing on the event go to www. lorneﬁlm.com.au and help ensure this new addition becomes a permanent addition to the Lorne calendar. Interesting to hear a couple of reports over the past week about progress (or lack of) with our famous Erskine River Swing Bridge. I won’t say too much until I am 100% clear on all the facts, but it appears highly unlikely that it will be re-opened by Christmas, the target date given. If it hasn’t, not only will it be extremely disappointing, but there is bound to be even more scrutiny on the processes between two of our major Government Agencies, who we hoped were working together to produce the best outcomes for our town. This key pedestrian bridge provides major pedestrian linkage to the northern end of our town, across multiple Government agency boundaries, and the outcome of our investigations will be very relevant or otherwise to many of our residents as to whether this Governance Structure is in Lorne’s best interests!
Community Conversations It’s hard to imagine that our continued run of wet spring weather will eventually pass and that before we realize it, Lorne will be in the midst of the summer rush, with the town full of holiday makers all enjoying the delights of the town, the beach and the bush. And the bush is where our greatest danger comes from. The summer rush will coincide with the approaching bushﬁre season and you may already be noticing that the national newssheets are already featuring stories about devastating ﬁres in New South Wales. Our local papers and news feeds are also telling us about projects that will help our town minimise risk and keep our family and friends safe. One of these projects is a series of ‘Conversations’ being conducted by the Lorne Community House and ex-Lorne schoolteacher and retailer Murray Walding. Similar conversations are being held by Community Houses in Deans Marsh, Anglesea, Forrest, Gellibrand and Lavers Hill so the content of the conversations may vary greatly. Our Community Conversations are designed to help Lorne people discuss their own issues and potential hazards within our township; discuss potential solutions and have input into programs that will better equip us to deal with natural disasters. Planning for a potential disaster such as bush ﬁre is no easy thing. There is no ‘one size ﬁts all’ solution for Lorne or its neighboring communities and this is where the Community Conversations project comes into its own. The conversations are based around the idea that communities become more resilient to disasters such as catastrophic bushﬁres when the members of the community can get together, in small, informal groups to discuss issues important to them. Some of our conversations have looked at issues that have ranged from: s THE lRE SIREN AND WHAT IT EXACTLY MEANS
s WHICH BUSINESSES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS WILL remain open in Lorne on Code Red days, s JUST WHAT THE TERM @EARLY MEANS WHEN PEOPLE decide to leave early,
s DOES ,ORNE NEED A lRE RATING SIGN s DO WE TURN GUESTS AWAY IN EXTREME WEATHER s CAN THE COMMUNITY SET UP A SAFE HAVEN IN A nearby town like Torquay, for those that do plan TO LEAVE ,ORNE ON AN EXTREME DAY All the conversations have had spirited discussions (over tea, scones and coffee) and everyone has quickly realised that discussing concerns in small informal groups is not as daunting as trying to get your concerns heard at a boisterous community meeting. Participants have found that they have neighbours with like concerns and experiences, and importantly, they share a desire to get in and help address the issues raised. This is the real strength of the Community Conversations project – local people can get together and decide what they need for their local community to be ready and capable of coping with a disaster. Once the ﬁnal conversation has been held participants will be invited to help prioritise all the ideas. Our community will be able to work on real outcomes based on the information you give the Community House at these conversations. Our next Lorne Ward Community Conversations are as follows: s ,ORNE #OMMUNITY (OUSE ON &RIDAY .OVEMBER 18 at 10 a.m. s 'ENTLE !NNIE "ERRY &ARM 0ENNYROYAL 6ALLEY Road, Deans Marsh on Sunday November 10 at 11am. If you are unable to attend, pop in to see Katy at the Community House or ring Murray on 5289 1088. Further information to help us all will be shared at an Emergency Evacuation Community Workshop run by the Surf Coast Shire on Thursday November 14 at 6.00 pm in the Senior Citizens Hall and a Bushﬁre Planning Workshop will be held at the Community House on Saturday November 23rd at 2.00 pm. Let your voice and your local concerns be heard to help us all become more resilient. MURRAY A WALDING
COMMUNITY PROFILE Charlie is to Lorne what apples are to pie! There would be few people who haven’t eaten a meal he has cooked somewhere in town. Charlie became the chef at The Arab in January 1990. He has also worked at The Pier Restaurant, between the two chalking up 14 years in their employ. He spent a year baking at Grandma Shields Bakery, then six months at Kalimna’s restaurant before cooking for over four years at Babalu. He spent a year as chef at Qdos Artz Café where manager, Gillian Oliver says Charlie was loved by all adding ﬂamboyance and ﬂare to the ambience and food. The eldest of four boys all named after Kings, he was born in Papua New Guinea. He completed primary school there before being sent to boarding school at Nudgee College in Brisbane until year 10. Although keen to be a chef, his father insisted he apply for apprenticeships to be a tradesman. Much to his relief his applications were unsuccessful leaving him free to apply as a chef’s apprentice at The Chevron Paradise Hotel, Surfers Paradise. He remembers his commencement day well - 5 May 1970. After topping every year and gaining honours in his ﬁnal year, more awards followed, including in 1973, Queensland young chef of the year and a Golden Award for Cooking. He married and had three children. He has twin grandchildren. On March 1st this year he and his new partner Geoff held a commitment ceremony at Qdos. CW
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Casey’s Super Sunday Session, from 2:30pm at the Lorne Hotel, bookings through www.rollerdigital. com/lornehotel 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 Lorne Emergency Evaculation Community W Workshop, 6-8pm at the Lorne Senior Citizens Centre, RSVP to Lauren Watt, 5261 0501 or firstname.lastname@example.org Lorne T Toy Library Launch, 10am at the Lorne Community House (aka Figtree), membership fees are from $40 p.a. (with a $20 seniors discount) Lorne Life Saving Club’s Start of Season Get T Together, 7pm at the Grand Paciﬁc Hotel, $20 on the door, dress code is “loud shirt or dress” Lorne Community Hospital AGM, 5pm at the Lorne Country Club, light refreshments and ﬁnger food will be provided, RSVPs by 11 Nov on 5289 4300
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MOST of the Great Otway National Park is open for nature-based tourism proposals under new guidelines drawn up by the state government. Last week, the Department of Environment and Primary Industries released the Making a Proposal package, which sets out the guidelines for private sector tourism development in Victoriaâ€™s national parks. It highlights several interstate and international examples of what nature-based tourism investment could look like, including the Cradle Mountain Huts in Tasmania, the Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk in Western Australia and Milford Track in New Zealand. The guidelines rule out development in areas classified as wilderness parks, wilderness zones and remote and natural areas under the National Parks Act 1975 or reference areas under the Reference Areas Act 1978 â€“ which include sections of national park west of Anglesea, west of Lorne and south of Forrest. Proposals will be considered under eight guiding principles, which include: â€˘ Developments should be sensible and sensitive to their setting and support broader visitor enjoyment of national parks â€˘ Proposals must provide the greatest public benefit â€“ based on environmental, social and economic outcomes â€˘ Investment opportunities must take account of associated risks and give regard to any risk management plans for the proposed settings, such as bushfire and climate variability. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the package would guide interested parties through the process of application while safeguarding environmental values.
â€œWe welcome proposals that complement the values of national parks, broaden the appeal of our great natural assets and allow more people to experience these unique places. â€œAll proposals will go through a comprehensive approval process, including a public consultation phase so that we strike the right balance between nature-based tourism and
environmental protection.â€? Meanwhile, organisers estimate 1200 people helped form a human HANDS OFF PARKS! sign at a protest against inappropriate development in national parks, held at Wilsons Promontory on Saturday. To view the Making a Proposal package, head to depi.vic.gov.au/tourism.
The Valley of the Giants Treetop Walk in Western Australia has been suggested as a good model of naturebased tourism development. Photo: SEAN MCCLEAN
BY JAMES TAYLOR LOCAL police will put their wheels in motion over the summer months to promote bicycle safety on the Bellarine Peninsula. Operation Cadel, which runs from now until January, aims to increase awareness of bicycle safety among all road users and reduce bike-related road trauma. Senior sergeant Angelo Ferrara of Bellarine police said the Bellarine Peninsula in particular had a strong cycling culture which increased in number over the warmer months, particularly through the summer. This increased the risk of serious injuries and fatalities, especially when the peninsulaâ€™s roads were shared with locals and holiday makers in their cars. â€œThere have been two fatalities in these areas so far this year, which as we all know is two too many,â€? Snr Sgt Ferrara said. Operation Cadel will be rolled out in two phases â€“ education followed by enforcement and police will use a combination of vehicle, foot and bike patrols as part of the highly visible campaign. When the enforcement phase is introduced, a zero tolerance approach will be adopted. â€œBike owners need to check that their bike is in roadworthy condition and that their helmets are well fitted. â€œWearing bright coloured clothing, picking the safest routes and ensuring your bike is well-lit at night will reduce the number of collisions.â€? He urge all road users to consider the safety of others on the road. â€œMotorists should ensure they look out for bikes on the road and allow cyclists enough space to ride safely. â€œPolice will be watching, acting and enforcing the road rules for the safety of all.â€?
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Gas review completed but fracking ban remains BY JAMES TAYLOR A REVIEW of the future of onshore gas in Victoria has been handed down but the moratorium on fracking is still in force. The Gas Market Taskforce delivered its findings last week, but both Labor and the Greens have criticised the state government for its handling of the review. The taskforce, led by former Howard government minister Peter Reith, looked at issues surrounding the eastern Australian gas market, including rising
gas prices and the use of fracking – or hydraulic fracturing – to extract coal seam gas (CSG). Premier Denis Napthine said the state government would respond in due course. “The Coalition government will also consider a wealth of information from a variety of sources in order to gain a full and comprehensive understanding of this issue before moving forward.” He said it was important to take a responsible approach to ensure that Victorian homes and businesses had continued access to affordable energy resources in the long term.
Shadow Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said the review failed to consult with a number of important stakeholder groups, including environmental scientists, farmers and local communities. “The Napthine government’s review has failed to rule out that fracking would not put at risk the state’s water supplies, food production and tourism industries.” Greens Senator for Victoria Richard Di Natale said regional Victorian communities did not want CSG or unconventional gas mining in the state.
“The sham review by Peter Reith was nothing more than a piece of theatre that was always going to recommend the rapid expansion of CSG in Victoria. “But at the end of the fossil fuel era, and in an age of food insecurity, it would be incredibly shortsighted to be putting our land, water and climate at risk when we have viable, safe renewable alternatives.” Local opposition to fracking and coal seam gas continues, with an information night to be held at the Moriac Community Centre, Hendy Main Road, Moriac on November 13 from 6pm.
Supplier keeps delivering, 50 years on BY JAMES TAYLOR IF YOU play golf in Torquay or football in Lorne, you’ll be back on your game thanks to the work of one Bellarine-based company. Starting from a one truck operation, Newcomb Sand and Soil Supplies is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. The company has delivered countless truckloads of materials to civil works, construction sites and sporting grounds across the Geelong region, including the resurfacing works at Stribling Reserve in Lorena and 50,000 tonnes to the almostcompleted RACV Torquay Resort golf course. It now has 32 staff, 15 trucks and 70 pieces of plant equipment. General manager David Dunoon said he and his four siblings had built on their parents’ good work, and business had boomed especially over past decade. He attributed this to several factors, including infrastructure investment by utilities such as Barwon Water and local government. “We’re sending 10 trucks a day into
Armstrong Creek.” Newcomb Sand and Soil Supplies is a major supplier for the Victorian turf market, with its recent projects including delivering 80,000 tonnes of soil to Wyndham Vale Shire to build 11 AFL sized football grounds near Werribee. Mr Dunoon said the retail and residential side of the business (based at their Moolap site) was also going from strength to strength, and the continuing involvement of the Dunoon family had been a factor. “We assume because we’ve been here for so long, people know we’re here, which is probably incorrect. “As a family business, people have trust and faith in that. “If someone comes in and wants something, whether it’s a bag of soil or a truck of gravel, he’s actually my customer, he belongs to me and my family – when they spend money, it goes indirectly into our pockets, so you look after them.” Newcomb Sand and Soil Supplies delivered turf sands and aggregate to the recent resurfacing project at Simonds Stadium.
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Riverbank project honoured at national awards BY JAMES TAYLOR
SURF Coast Shire has won a national award from Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) for the Anglesea Riverbank development project. The project was first awarded the PLA Victoria Tasmania Region Award under the Open Space Development Category and then was up against other state finalists when awarded the National Award, presented at PLAâ€™s national awards gala dinner in October. The $780,000 project â€“ funded by the shire, state government and Anglesea community â€“ has been well received since its opening in July this year. It includes: â€˘ a multipurpose performance shelter in the Anglesea Lions Park â€˘ three new fishing platforms, one of which includes a canoe launch area â€˘ a natural and sculptural play area with a marine theme and work from local sculptors â€˘ a redeveloped skate park â€˘ a new path linking the river mouth and play space, â€˘ planting along the riverbank, play area, car parks.
The project was designed and developed in collaboration with the Anglesea Riverbank Community Partnership Group, which has advised the council on the works throughout the development and construction process. Anglesea ward councillor and outgoing mayor Libby Coker said the award was welcome recognition for the efforts of the council and the Anglesea Riverbank Community Partnership Group. â€œThis has been a fantastic project that has come about through strong partnerships with the community and state government. The result is infrastructure which fits its sense of place and meets community needs; making the riverbank even more of a focal point for the Anglesea community. â€œI commend the efforts of all involved in this award winning project and thank Parks and Leisure Australia for this welcome award.â€? Fellow ward councillor Margot Smith said the community had embraced the new facilities. â€œIt has been great to see how well these facilities have been used and received by the local community and visitors alike.â€?
Angela Corrie and Kate Maffett from the Anglesea Riverbank Community Partnership Group (centre) with Surf Coast Shire councillors Margot Smith and Libby Coker.
NBN rollout projections removed from map BY JAMES TAYLOR THOUSANDS of homes in the Geelong region have been left in the dark about when they will connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) after the rollout maps were updated last week. Areas expected to connect to the NBN in the next year and three years have been removed from the online map, leaving only areas that are already connected or where construction has begun. Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven and
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Man’s best friend offers fivefold return on investment BY DEAN WEBSTER WORKING dogs make a considerable financial contribution to Australia’s rural sector, providing an impressive fivefold return on investment. This is one of the insights into working dogs that were presented at the inaugural Australian Working Dog Conference held recently at the University of Sydney. The conference brought together working dog breeders, trainers, veterinarians, research scientists, advocacy groups and government representatives from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and America. Conference cofounder professor Paul McGreevy, from the university’s faculty of veterinary science, said that they aimed to improve
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Interestingly, given the value of their work, the median amount owners would consider spending on veterinary care for their most valued working dogs was between $1,000 and $2,000 the study confirmed. Researcher and vet Liz Arnott said that by detailing the value of the typical herding dog, they hope to equip producers with information that may be used to improve on-farm labour efficiency and profitability. The university’s faculty of veterinary science has also developed a tool to assess a dog’s emotional state. The research on working dogs was supported by the Working Kelpie Council of Australia, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and Meat and Livestock Australia.
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Sands spring eternal just in time for summer BY HAMISH BROOKS CLIFTON Springs beach will have more sand in time for summer thanks to works scheduled to begin this week. The beach is set to benefit from the state government’s beach renourishment works which are funded through the $9.4 million Protection of Port Phillip Bay and Beaches renourishment program. Member for Western Victoria David Koch said the work includes upgrading the central rock groyne to help minimise sand loss. “Around 14,000 cubic metres of sand will also be delivered to the beach early next year to complete the project and further enhance the northern Bellarine coastline. “This project will create a wider, more stable beach that will act as an important buffer to help stabilise nearby cliffs. “Public amenities will also be improved to enable pedestrian access along the front of the beach. “I would like to thank the community in advance for their cooperation during the changed conditions and ask that everyone observes the safety signs. Part one of the works will take approximately six weeks to complete and a traffic management plan will be in place. “We are fortunate to have some fantastic beaches around the bay, particularly at Clifton Springs, and it’s great to get them looking their best in time for summer,” Mr Koch said.
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Dear Editor, I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Rose Hodge on her recent mayoral appointment. I would also like to remind Rose that her recent reelection to council was in large part because of her commitment and support of the council decision to not develop Spring Creek. I hope that both she and the other members of council at the time, namely Brian McKiterick and Libby Coker recall Roseâ€™s impassioned and at times heart wrenching speech she made in support of the communityâ€™s position on growth in Spring Creek. It is also important to remind other councillors that the ward system is designed to better reflect local issues in their communities. I therefore ask them to support the Torquay communityâ€™s clearly stated position to not develop Spring Creek. After all, itâ€™s what their communities would expect of them. Rodney Foord Torquay
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Looks like we have another master plan coming our way as the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) get stuck into the second stage of consultation giving us all opportunities to participate in their vision for the Erskine River precinct. Presumably the usual focus group will be called upon for their wish list which will no doubt include yet another skate park. It seems a bit unfair to be constantly invoking the pupils of the Lorne School to give their opinions on what is to be perpetrated by GORCC. After all, they do need time to focus on their scholastic pursuits as well. Another update from GORCC concerns the Swing Bridge. To re-read a time line advertised by them over the last month or two is interesting. On September 5, GORCC blithely announced in their works update that work on the Swing Bridge would commence in two weeks time and be completed by the end of November. Great, you would think, this would have the bridge re-opened well before Christmas.
On September 18, another works update was posted announcing that works were to commence with demolition on September 30, and a completion date, as before, of November 30. Again, good news, everything at this stage was still on track. However, after these two positive announcements, things go decidedly pear-shaped in the works update of September 25. Apparently, by September 25, the project is taking longer than anticipated and is to be re-scheduled. The inference is that the shire is to blame, at least according to GORCC, because detailed drawings are required by the Surf Coast Shire as part of their planning process. Goodness me, who would have thought! The 12 weeks completion period advised by the contractor cannot commence until the planning permit has been received. So, no detailed drawings, no planning permit and then oh, no! they expect us to get a demolition permit as well before we commence. GORCC appears to have been utterly unaware of the need for permits of any kind and yet they have issued tender documents and accepted a price to do these works all without the contractor seeing the detailed drawings as required by the local authority prior to issuing a planning permit. How on earth do these people get away with this level of incompetence? How could the tenderers arrive at a price without these drawings? To quote the catchphrase of an old cartoon character, â€œOh Magoo, youâ€™ve done it again!â€? I do hope that they know they are required to have a building permit before they start. Doug Williams Via email
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Boxing on at the library Dear Editor, In reply to the â€œLibrary wishesâ€? (Letters, October 31). Life is strange isnâ€™t it? You stand in the middle of a library and go â€“ â€œAaaaagghhhhâ€? and everyone shushes at you. But you do the same thing on an airplane, everyone joins in. Anne Box Torquay
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Wishing well at the library Dear Editor, In response to â€œLibrary wishesâ€? from Laura (Letters, October 31). I am 91 years old and I can be a bit of a nuisance, rather like your son. Like you, Iâ€™m a member of the library. I am a little deaf so I might talk loudly, Iâ€™m slow so I can block the doorways and the aisles, I read way too many books so I always have books on order. It can take me quite some time to complete my business. But unlike you I have only been treated with
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Bike Safe summer campaign launches LOCAL community group Bike Safe has launched its summer campaign with a roadside billboard to be installed at key locations around the region. With the support of the City of Greater Geelong (COGG) and Victoria Police, the billboard reminds road users to share the road and â€œpass with careâ€?. â€œSummer is the busiest time of the year on our roads for both motorists and cyclists,â€? said Bike Safe president Barton van Laar. â€œWith more people on the road, including visitors who are not used to our roads, the risk of incidents between cyclists and motorists increases. I hope our new billboard will remind motorists and cyclists to give space and show courtesy to all road users.â€? COGG acting mayor Bruce Harwood said the billboard was communicating a simple but important message.
â€œThe city is proud to support Bike Safe in their efforts to create more awareness around cycling safety. Cycling is a healthy and environmentallyfriendly way to get around, not to mention a great way to see the sights of our region. Council is always looking at ways we can encourage more people to try out cycling, and we recognise that feeling safe on the roads is an important factor in whether or not people choose to ride. â€œThis billboard is a great way to remind motorists and cyclists to stay focussed at all times on the road and be aware of who is around you. If everyone pays heed I am certain we can have a fantastic summer free from any serious cycling accidents.â€? Bike Safe Share the Road stickers are available from City of Greater Geelong customer service centres. Visit bikesafe.com.au for more information.
Acting Geelong mayor Bruce Harwood and senior sergeant Shane Madigan with the Bike Safeâ€™s roadside billboard in the background. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
RACV ride takes in Ocean Road and Otways BY HAMISH BROOKS
Cyclists approach the famous hairpin bend on the Great Ocean Road near Lorne.
WHILE the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride goes for nine days, a three day option is available for those wanting a shorter event closer to home. The last three days of the 30th anniversary event are branded the RACV Great Vic Getaway and will take in the Otways and Great Ocean Road. Bicycle Network chief executive officer Craig Richards said while most choose the nine day ride,
as the event draws near people start to opt for the RACV Great Vic Getaway. â€œFor some they canâ€™t get the time off, for others they just want to find out if they enjoy the experience before doing the full ride the following year. â€œWith the Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges forests as a backdrop, the route planned for the 30th year ride is a classic.â€? The RACV Great Vic Getaway kicks off from Gellibrand on November 29 and features the
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The coast’s hairy, happy Halloween BY TIFFANY PILCHER THE spookiest and scariest characters from all over the Surf Coast and Bellarine came out from the dark to celebrate a terrifically terrifying Halloween on Thursday. Creepy creatures big and small came out in force for the massive Willow Star Halloween party in Torquay on Thursday afternoon. A gruesome group of 50 children dressed up as skeletons, pirates, witches, vampires and more and enjoyed piñatas, face painting, games and live entertainment by Willow Star’s Brooke Leal. With tricks and treats around every corner, Ms Leal
said she is looking forward to planning the next party already. Ocean Grove Primary School students were haunting the halls on the most frightening night of the year at their annual art show and Halloween parade. Visual arts teacher Robyn Jones said this is the eighth year the school has celebrated the occasion with an art show and it’s getting bigger each year. “It’s a fun night for the kids as you can see from all the smiles and their parents love helping them dress up and all coming together too.” Hundreds of student’s work was on display for the show and the school band took to the stage while everyone paraded their hair-raising costumes.
Ocean Grove Primary School grade six students Emmi Burgess, 11, Ella Bambrook, 12 and Anouk Ford, 12 with their artwork at the school’s annual art show and Halloween parade.
Willow Star’s Brooke Leal passes the witch’s hat to Makeisha. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
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(L-R) Malory, Carly and Jade take a stroll at Bellarine Estate. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS and JAMES TAYLOR
Sammy Brittain has it made in the shade at Leura Park Estate.
(L-R) Jodie, Michael and Catherine Young from Geelong had a lot of wine to choose from at The Hill.
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A bevy of Bellarine ladies celebrate Brooke’s hen’s night at Bellarine Estate.
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Drysdale residents (L-R) Kia, Marlies and Mel came to Leura Park Estate to enjoy the sun.
Acting Geelong mayor Bruce Harwood pops a bottle of bubbles at Leura Park Estate to officially start Toast to the Coast.
It’s the Toast with the most BY JAMES TAYLOR HUNDREDS of people raised their glasses over the weekend as they enjoyed the best of the Geelong region’s wine and food. Toast to the Coast, which marked its 12th anniversary this year, took place in 19 wineries along the Bellarine, the Surf Coast and the Moorabool Valley. Acting City of Greater Geelong mayor Bruce Harwood officially opened the festival at Leura Park Estate on Saturday with a bottle of the Bellbrae Estate assistant winemaker Marcus Trinchini pours a tasting of his winery’s 2012 “Boobs” Chardonnay. winery’s award winning Vintage Grand Sparkling
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Blanc de Blanc. Organisers said the two-day event drew huge crows and was expected to be the biggest Toast to date. Organised by the Geelong Winegrowers Association, Toast to the Coast showcases Geelong’s premium cool climate wines and local produce. Over its 12 years, the festival has grown to become a signature event on the Victorian tourism calendar. The festival has consistently gained momentum since moving to its multi-venue format and had more than 30 wineries participating.
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High fives for Happy Feet Fitness BY ALI DEANE A PROGRAM that has been teaching children how to be fit and healthy is creating positive waves around the country and has just landed at Surf Coast schools. Happy Feet Fitness, a fun, interactive and entertaining series of classes has been embraced by children across Geelong and the Surf Coast and last month the new Healthy Heart school program was launched. Director Donna McColl was also just announced as the Telstra Business Woman of the Year award for her home state of Western Australia. Ms McColl launched Happy Feet Fitness in WA in 2008 to inspire and motivate young children. It combines more than 100 original songs with choreography, costumes and magic tricks into an educational fitness program. Ms McColl wants to make a difference in young children’s health and wellbeing and hopes to turn Australia’s obesity statistics around. Just over a year ago Happy Feet Fitness arrived in Victoria, and according to manager Andrea Rayner the feedback so far has been amazing.
“We started with three instructors, and today we have 11 in Geelong, Surf Coast, Ballarat and Melbourne. “We include magic, music, dance, and teach healthy messages in a fun way. “We’ve had amazing feedback, particularly on food types, with parents telling us their children are eating more veggies and fruit. “Our goal is for all Happy Feet Fitness children to leave the class feeling proud of themselves and their achievements. “We pride ourselves on delivering educational content, creative movement and social development skills that will last a lifetime. “We have just finished the two following incursions Multiculture and Healthy Body for kindergarten and preps. And next year we’ll be taking the program into more early learning centres and schools in Geelong and the Surf Coast. “We are extremely proud of Donna winning the Telstra Business of the Year award. It is wonderful recognition for creating such an outstanding program that we have such joy teaching weekly.” Keep an eye out for the Happy Feet Fitness crew at your kinder or school.
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Coastal guardians celebrate the year BY JAMES TAYLOR YEAR 9 students from four schools in the Geelong region joined special guests at a coastal forum in Torquay last week to celebrate a year of coastal conservation achievements. About 90 students from Lorne Aireys P-12 College, Geelong Lutheran College, Surf Coast Secondary College and Northern Bay College attended the forum, held each year as part of the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) Coast Guardians program. GORCC community liaison manager Jane Rowlands said the forum celebrated the significant contribution the students had made over the past Phil Armato shows a wobbegong shark jaw to Lorne year to the local coastal environment. P-12 College student James Wainwright.
This year’s guest speakers and special guests included: • Wathaurung elder Bryon Powell • Phil Armato, manager of marine and freshwater discovery centre for Fisheries Victoria • Dr Kate Charlton-Robb, founding director and principal researcher at the Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation. The GORCC Coast Guardians program sees four schools take ownership of the rehabilitation and conservation of four sites. “This is a long term program where students, mainly year 9s, look after a specific site between Torquay and Lorne over five years,” Ms Rowlands said. “The Coast Guardians program aims to relate work undertaken on the ground to the school
curriculum, linking to subjects such as science, outdoor education and community volunteering.” Last week’s forum was designed to increase and extend understanding on topics students have covered over the past 12 months, including Aboriginal culture, coastal animals and plants and threats to and management of, the natural coastal environment. “We hope that these Coast Guardians will now graduate to become ongoing ambassadors for our beautiful and fragile coast,” Ms Rowlands said. Students received thankyou gift packs donated by Quiksilver and spot prizes donated by other local businesses. For more information on the Coast Guardians program, head to gorcc.com.au.
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Water restrictions reintroduced early to three coastal towns BY JAMES TAYLOR STAGE two water restrictions have been reintroduced in Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo ahead of summer. Restrictions began on Sunday and will apply until April 26 next year. Although local water storages are above 90 per cent, Barwon Water says the restrictions will ensure the limited capacity of the Marengo basin copes with the summer influx of holidaymakers. The new Apollo Bay water storage is on track for completion in 2014. Barwon Water expects this period of restriction to be the last time summer restrictions were enforced in the three coastal towns. Under stage two restrictions, lawn watering is prohibited, but residents can water new drought resistant turf or warm season grasses for 28 days after lodging an exemption request. Gardens can be watered with a handheld hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, watering can or bucket at any time, on any day.
Watering systems are permitted between 6-8am and 6-8pm on alternate days. Water may not be used to clean driveways, paths, timber decking, concrete, other paved areas, windows or building façades except in cases of emergency or where a safety hazard exists. A high-pressure water cleaner may be used for construction or renovation works. Fountains and water features may not be filled or topped-up, but can operate if they recirculate water. Vehicles can be cleaned at home using a handheld hose, high pressure hose, watering can or bucket filled directly from a tap. Public and commercial lawns may not be watered at any time, but public and commercial gardens may be watered at any time on any day using a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle, a watering can, or a bucket. The water authority thanked its customers in Apollo Bay, Skenes Creek and Marengo for their continued co-operation. Head to barwonwater.vic.gov.au/residential/ restrictions/stage-2 for more information.
Forest and park tracks reopen for visitors BY JAMES TAYLOR HUNDREDS of forest and park tracks and roads across Victoria reopened last week, just in time for the Melbourne Cup weekend. Recreation tracks around Forrest are among those now open for visitors after the winter weather. Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) statewide roading and bridges planning manager Tony Dowler said roads and tracks were closed temporarily to protect them from damage during the wetter months every year as part of DEPI and Parks Victoria’s seasonal road closure program. “These roads and tracks were closed over winter and spring for public safety and to protect track surfaces as well as water quality and the forest environment. “While most of the closed roads and tracks which we are re-opening are part of the regular seasonal closures, there are also some being opened following the completion of repairs to damage caused by storms and flooding. “Some roads may remain closed because of ongoing works following last year’s bushfires.” Parks Victoria general manager of regional services Chris Rose said many
of the state’s parks and forests had been affected by significant rainfall and wind damage in recent weeks, and urged drivers to take care. “Some tracks around the state will remain closed a little longer as they dry out. “While we have made every effort to ensure visitors have access for the opening weekend, drivers need to be prepared to come across fallen trees and other debris in some places. “DEPI and Parks Victoria thank the many Four Wheel Drive Victoria volunteers who put in hundreds of hours of work to assist with the maintenance and promotion of seasonal road closures for the ongoing protection of Victoria’s parks and forests. “It’s great to see volunteers so committed to working in partnership for the betterment of Victoria’s natural spaces.” Visitors are encouraged to obtain the most up-to-date information on access into forest and park areas before they travel. For more information about road closures and changes of conditions, head to parkweb.vic.gov.au, or check the public access map on the DEPI website at depi.vic.gov.au/forestryand-land-use/visiting-parks-andforests for any prolonged closures.
V/Line News Warrnambool line train replacement Saturday 9 – Tuesday 12 November Due to bridge works, a mixture of coaches and trains will operate between Melbourne and Warrnambool on Saturday 9 – Tuesday 12 November.
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Water restrictions have been reintroduced in Apollo Bay, and nearby Skenes Creek and Marengo ahead of summer.
Healthy habits can start with a Walk to School BY JAMES TAYLOR FAMILIES have been invited to sign up for this year’s Walk to School campaign, when primary school kids across the state will walk to and from school every day during November. This annual event is led by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) and aims to get more Victorian families active. A free Walk to School app is now available for Apple and Android devices to help families keep track of how far and how often children have walked. VicHealth chief executive officer Jerril Rechter said the children who take part will build healthy habits and relationships for life. “The majority of children in Victoria do not walk to school every day and with childhood obesity on the rise, we need to turn this trend around. “Parents tell us that time constraints, concern about traffic, road safety, stranger danger and their child’s road sense all get in the way of kids walking to and from school. “The good news is that once parents make the decision to walk with their children, they tend to realise that these fears are unwarranted and walking can be a wonderful activity. “Last year around 11,500 primary school children walked more than 240,000 kilometres – that’s six times around the circumference of the Earth. “This year we hope it will be even bigger.” Polwarth MP Terry Mulder said Walk to School raised awareness of the need for children to make walking part of their daily routine to improve fitness, friendships, the environment and their confidence. “I would like to see as many children as possible across my electorate participate in this campaign.” Children who register to take part in VicHealth’s Walk to School have the opportunity to win fantastic prizes, and corporate sponsor Cotton On Kids has come on board this year to offer discounts at their Victorian stores. For more information, head to walktoschool.vic.gov.au.
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ANZAC centenary funding has increased BY JAMES TAYLOR FUNDING for local events honouring the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day has been lifted to $125,000. Eligible events include traditional dawn services and marches of veterans, reenactments of recruiting marches, school-based education programs, refurbishing of memorials and honour boards, and the establishment of new places of commemoration and reflection. Corangamite federal MP Sarah Henderson announced the increase to the ANZAC centenary Local Grants program last week. “The centenary of ANZAC will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history, and the ANZAC centenary Local Grants program is an integral part of the Coalition government’s commitment to local commemorations in Corangamite. “The Coalition government has increased funding available for Corangamite by $25,000, ensuring that the local community will have up to $125,000 available to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC.” She said the increase would ensure that community-based events were at the heart of Australia’s commemorative activities. “It is important that our community works together to ensure that we pay appropriate tribute to those locals who answered the call to serve their nation, along with many who made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our values and beliefs.” The ANZAC centenary Community Grants Committee for Corangamite will assess applications
The federal government is providing funding for groups in Corangamite to help mark the ANZAC centenary next year. Photo: PETER MARSHALL
for funding and make recommendations to Ms Henderson about projects to be submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for consideration. The closing date to receive funding applications has been extended, and applications must be received by the Department of Veterans Affairs no later than May 30, 2014. Ms Henderson said she would ask the committee to do everything it could to ensure that the allocated
funding was shared between as many groups and commemorative events as possible. “I look forward to working with the community to deliver commemorations that will honour our nation’s centenary of service, and mark the nationdefining events of the centenary of ANZAC in ways that we can all be proud of.” Head to anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants for more information.
Karingal welcomes funding for Kommercial KARINGAL board and management expressed delight with a state government funding announcement for the construction of a new Kommercial facility that will offer a range of employment opportunities including jobs for people with a disability. The state government, through the Geelong Advancement Fund, is contributing $650,000 and the Karingal board, earlier this year, agreed to inject $4 million funding into the project. Karingal chief executive officer Daryl Starkey said the facility will be a fit-for-purpose building, designed to be completely accessible, where staff and supported employees will be proud to work.
“Karingal’s mission is to support and foster a fully inclusive community where people with a disability live the life they choose. “This new facility ticks all those boxes for us. “Currently Kommercial employs 40 staff and 120 supported employees. This facility will offer opportunities to employ more people with a disability to do valued work across of range of industries and tasks. Kommercial can now employ more people with a disability following the lifting of capped places by the government for Australian disability enterprises.” “Karingal is committed to providing opportunities for people with a disability and to enrich their lives
through support, advocacy, partnership and choice.” Premier Denis Napthine announced the funding earlier this week and said the three-building facility in Douro Street will secure the jobs of 63 employees – including 45 with disability. Dr Napthine said Kommercial currently operated and maintained industrial cafeterias around Geelong and its landcare crews managed large industrial and maintenance contracts at both sites. “Business activities at the new facility will include packaging-warehousing and storage, laundry operations, catering, food production and industrial land care,” Dr Napthine said.
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Minister to simplify planning process BY DEAN WEBSTER MINISTER for Planning Matthew Guy has introduced more changes to the state’s Planning and Environment Act with the recent approval of state planning amendment VC102. The amendment implements the second group of legislative changes passed by Parliament in February this year through the approval of the Planning and Environment (General) Bill. This recent amendment follows the Coalition’s election commitment to reform, update and improve the state’s planning system. One of the key reforms is the introduction of a streamlined planning scheme amendment process. A new category of planning scheme amendments will remove red tape, cost, time and better direct resources to help councils and the government to make streamlined decisions. Mr Guy said planning should be about commonsense thinking. “About one third of planning scheme amendments involve a straightforward, technical amendment, correction or minor update and councils should be able to make these minor amendments quickly and simply,” Mr Guy said. Both Surf Coast Shire and City of Greater Geelong Council officers will review the recent changes to the planning scheme and report back to council on their implications. A copy of the act can be downloaded at legislation.vic.gov.au.
Thursday 7 November 2013
Talk to the experts PLANNING for a funeral is an important step in retirement planning. More and more Australians are making their own funeral plans, but as consumers we don’t have a good understanding of the funeral products we are buying according to an ASIC research report. ASIC released a report last year that shows most of us settle with the first product we find, trying to avoid being a burden on others. The report found consumers are less likely to pick the best product for their circumstances or take value for money and long term costs into account. Local funeral company Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Service helps find the right information. Alyson and Michele from Tuckers are educating
the Geelong community by showing all the funeral planning options available in Australia. “When planning ahead, it is important to find the best option suited to your needs. “There are many options and gaining the right information can save money or prevent an expensive mistake. “We provide a range of different funeral plan options, including the facility to preplan without a financial commitment,” Alyson said. “Planning ahead can help to ease the emotional and financial burdens otherwise left to family.” Community talks are being held throughout the Geelong Region in November, to find out more contact Tuckers on 5221 4788. Obligation free appointments are also available.
Alyson and Michele from Tuckers are educating the Geelong community by showing all the funeral planning options available in Australia.
Fit Club in Mount Duneed hits Torquay BY ALI DEANE
Andrew Burchell and Renee Willmott are behind the new fun, free community fitness group – Fit Club, in Mount Duneed.
A MOVEMENT that started up on Santa Monica beach in California is making its way across the world, and has landed at Mount Duneed. Fit Club is a free fitness group that aims to increase health and fitness, as well as building a sense of community and culture. Fit Club Torquay was launched one month ago by sports kinesiologist Andrew Burchell and fitness coach Renee Willmott. The pair has been leading two variety-filled workouts per week in their Mount Duneed gym and outdoors. According to Mr Burchell, Fit Club
participants can train as gently or push as hard as they want. “We cater to level 10, and we tailor exercises to your ability. We mix it up, with training in the gym and outside. “Fit Club can be any healthy lifestyle activity; we play a variety of active games, boxing, running drills, core exercises, weights, instability training, combination training and stretching. “We cater to all, we like to keep the group involvement going and include a lot of variety to the sessions. “We just want to get the message out on healthy, active living, and that’s why we wanted to provide free community fitness.” Whether you are a first time
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Join the Month of Action to stop violence against women BY JAMES TAYLOR A MONTH of events and activities to help stop violence against women has begun across the Geelong region. The G21 Month of Action was launched on October 25 with the Reclaim the Night: Women Speak Out event at Market Square, and associated activities will continue until November 25. The month includes a wide range of events such as walks, a high tea, a violence prevention
forum, a mother-daughter pamper session, a play (and panel session), a twilight planting along the Barwon River, a river walk, a Zonta Club dinner with guest speaker, and breakfasts – including the White Ribbon Day Breakfast at Simonds Stadium. The Month of Action is organised by a range of individuals and organisations committed to stopping violence against women in the region. G21 chief executive officer Elaine Carbines said it was appalling that a woman was killed almost
every week by a partner or ex-partner. “In 2011-12 for every 100,000 people in the Barwon south west region, there were 865 reports of family violence to authorities. That’s a significant increase from the 569 reports in 2008-09 and is very concerning when you realise family violence largely focuses on women. “The G21 region sees examples of violence against women regularly, and in so many forms. “Domestic violence, sexual assault and rape,
workplace harassment, intimate homicide and stalking, to mention a few. “The international battle to stamp out violence against women, no matter what type of violence, can only be won if every community tackles the problem in its own backyard.” For more information about the Month of Action, head to monthofaction.com.au or G21.com.au/ freedom-from-violence, search for G21 Month of Action on Facebook or follow @G21MOA on Twitter.
Law bikes ridden in throughout Lorne LORNE police have welcomed the addition of two mountain bikes to their fleet of vehicles. Senior constable Russell Harrup said Lorne police would like to acknowledge both Lorne Lions Club, and the Lorne Community and Hospital Auxiliary – opportunity shop – for donating the bikes, which will be used for bike patrols in Lorne. “These bikes will complement the two bikes already being utilised by police within the Surf Coast. We’ve welcomed the opportunity to form partnerships with these two community organisations both of whom play very significant behindthe-scenes roles within Lorne. “Speaking with these groups has given us a greater appreciation of the level of funding and resources that they contribute to the Lorne community
year in, year out, and have done so for decades.” Senior constable Harrup said the bikes will be utilised year round, but in particular during peak periods over schoolies week, summer and Easter holidays. “We believe that regular bike patrols will benefit Lorne on a number of levels.” These included an increase in community contact and engagement; a decrease in road accidents and road trauma due to an increased ability to enforce road safety during peak traffic periods; an increased search and rescue capability; a decrease in assaults and anti-social behaviour in and around foreshores, public spaces, and caravan parks; and, an increase in visible police presence.
(L-R) Lorne Community and Hospital Auxiliary representative Heather Rice, Stephen Hishon from the Lorne Lions Club, leading senior constable Colin Paton and senior constable Russell Harrup with the new bikes. Photo: WARWICK TUCKER
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Port Phillip boaters warned about reckless behaviour
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TRANSPORT Safety Victoria (TSV) has warned boaters who flout the law by anchoring in shipping channels or fairways that they will be pursued and may face on the spot fines of $289. Between September 21 and October 21, TSV received reports of a dozen instances of recreational boats anchoring in shipping lanes in Port Phillip Bay. Alarmingly, three of the incidents occurred within a 24-hour period. TSV spokesperson Paul Corkill said this dangerous behaviour has seen a concerning start to the boating season. “Anchoring in shipping channels is downright reckless and dangerous – for yourself, your passengers and for the safe passage of the ship. “Boaters should take a safety first approach to prevent a day on the water ending in tragedy.” Anchoring in a channel that is marked with beacons or buoys is illegal. TSV maritime safety officers, including water police, will be targeting boaters who chose to flout this important navigation law and where applicable issue on the spot fines of $289. “By operating close to ships, you are also putting your life at risk,” Mr Corkill said. “It is very fortunate that the recent incidents did not result in any injuries or fatalities. For your own safety, steer clear of ships and do not anchor in shipping channels or fairways.” Boaters are reminded that: • in shipping channels marked with beacons or buoys, no anchoring is allowed • in the Transit Only Zone in the north of Port Phillip Bay, no anchoring, drifting or fishing is allowed • in the high shipping hazard zone in Port Phillip Bay – from Hovell Pile in the south of the bay to the Transit Only Zone – anchoring, fishing and drifting is strongly discouraged. For more information, head to transportsafety. vic.gov.au.
THE Torquay Sailing Club is starting the formal sailing season this weekend with a come and try session on November 10.
The grand season opening will be at Fishermans Beach at noon, followed by the free session until 2pm. This is a great opportunity to come and have a go at sailing.
The Torquay Sailing Club starts its youth sailing programs later this month.
Members will be on hand to take people out on the easy and safe sailing school Hobie Wave catamarans. Series one of the youth sailing program begins a week later on November 17 and runs until January 19, followed by series two from February 2 to March 23. It is divided into three categories: junior squad (for children aged 7-11), youth squad (aged 10-15) and youth racing squad (aged 12 and above). Adults who would like a more comprehensive lesson have been invited to a training day on November 23 to cover the fundamentals of catamaran sailing. Private lessons will also be available. Boat owners can conveniently store their boats at the club. All gear is for hire – catamarans, SUPs and sea kayaks – and although safety is taken very seriously, the atmosphere is laid back and definitely child friendly. For $450, people can obtain a gold pass and use a Hobie Wave catamaran anytime they like, weather permitting (except when sailing courses are being conducted). This is a great proposition as opposed to the costs of owning a boat, and is available to all family and senior club members. Anyone interested in sailing should drop in at the club, phone Chris Hordern on 0418 543220 or head to torquaysailingclub.org.au. Other local clubs participating in Discover Sailing Day events on November 17 include the Indented Head Yacht Club and the Portarlington Sailing Club. For more information, head to discoversailing.org.au. Discover Sailing Day allows people of all ages, who may never have sailed before, to participate in water sailing activities. Families will enjoy activities including supervised sails with an experienced sailor, safety boat rides, club tours and various on-land games.
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Drinking from the trough to save the river BY DEAN WEBSTER A WATER licence fee reduction for farmers is designed to have a flow-on effect in the health of local waterways. Minister for Water Peter Walsh announced last week that water licence fees have been reduced by up to $2,100 for farmers who fence off Crown land along rivers in partnership with their local Catchment Management Authority (CMA). Mr Walsh said farmers who apply for a new take and use licence for stock water will now be reimbursed for their application fee, have their annual fee waived for three years and will be given a longer licence period. “The Victorian Coalition government is partnering with landholders to improve the health of waterways by managing stock access, but the fee for a take and use licence was preventing some farmers from participating,” Mr Walsh said. “We are encouraging farmers to fence off river frontages on their property to manage livestock
access to the water, which will improve the water quality and river health. “However, this means the stock can no longer access the river water for drinking and an alternative water source must be provided, which requires a take and use licence. “Reducing the cost of obtaining this licence will encourage more farmers with Crown frontages to sign up to works like fencing, revegetation and offstream stock watering. “This not only saves farmers money, but also improves river health. The livestock will also have access to better quality water by using a trough rather than drinking straight from the river.” Mr Walsh said CMAs would pay the cost of the initial application fee back to landholders, while annual fees would be waived for three years by rural water corporations and most licences would be renewed every 15 years rather than the 1-5 years previously adopted by most water corporations. These changes will apply from November 1
and apply to eligible landholders applying for a new licence. Farmers are advised to speak to their local CMA for more information.
A catchment area on a Bellbrae farm fenced off and revegetated under a CMA supported project.
Defib use in spotlight in Barwon Heads
A free defibrillator training session was held in Barwon Heads recently.
AROUND 20 Barwon Heads community group members attended a free defibrillator training session held by Tom Mitchell from St John Ambulance recently. The Barwon Heads Community Bank has provided defibrillators to the Barwon Heads Cricket Club as well as the Barwon Heads Community Hall. Due to the wide range of people using these facilities, an offer was sent to the various community groups to provide training in the use of the new life saving machines. Representatives from the cricket and soccer clubs as well as the community hall and the Barwon Heads Community bank branch participated in the training.
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New committee established in Wye COLAC Otway Shire will establish a new committee of management for Harrington Memorial Park in Wye River. Harrington Park is a one hectare parcel of public land owned by council, providing parkland for local communities, and is currently being upgraded with pathways, landscaping and a barbeque area. Over the years the community has worked with council to undertake improvements and manage the park, however, more relevant governance was sought by the community to provide long term management and
control of the reserve. Council decided at its October meeting to establish a special committee of council to run the park. “The committee will have responsibility to do everything it feels necessary and proper for the upkeep and improvement of the reserve it manages, including any relevant developments or other improvements on that reserve,” mayor Lyn Russell said. “A committee of this kind will provide direct community ownership of the facilities at Harrington Memorial Park.”
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Local artist Bronwyn Razem with one of her paintings and a traditionally woven basket.
GIFTED GI IFT FTED E Torquay Torquuayy aartist r ist Bronwy rt Bronwyn yn Raze Razem z m ha hhass ta ake kenn out out a top prize ou priz i e at a the state’ss most prestigious taken Indigenous arts award over the weekend. Ms Razem was announced as the winner of the Victorian Indigenous Art Awards’ University of Ballarat Acquisitive Award in a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Saturday. The coveted award comes with a $5,000 cash prize and recognises the most outstanding work reflecting Victoria’s Western District. Razem’s winning work, a traditionally woven eel trap made of New Zealand flax and emu feathers, will be on display at the gallery along with other finalist’s and winner’s work until December 8. Razem, from the Gunditjmara/Kirrae Whurrong clan from western Victoria, said she was thrilled to have been recognised after being shortlisted in the awards for the third time. “There is such a wide range of good artists and it’s a very professional field each year. “I kind of had a feeling I might win this one this
as I felt lt my my piece piec pi ecee really reeallyy fit the the category cat a egoryy but bu I year as very surprised, sur urpr prissed, gobsmacked goobs bsmackked act ctuaally. was still very actually. was quite honoured justt to be shortlisted shortlisted withh “II was man a y wonderful an wonderfu ful artists.” a tist ar s s.” so many Originally from Warrnambool and now living in Torquay, Razem said she first learned the traditional art of basket weaving from her mother 15 years ago. “She passed it down to me and it’s a dying art so I am making sure it’s passed onto my daughters too. “It’s important that we do all we can to hang onto these forms of art, they’re becoming more and more rare.” The large piece took Ms Razem eight weeks to construct and she said it holds a great deal of personal significance. “The eel trap itself is not a traditionally spiritual item but I have made this one as an art piece with feathers as a representation of a light breeze and water running through it. “No one else has entered an eel trap before but it was sculpturally appropriate for my family, I can remember my grandfather making them.”
k from my m paintings paintinng to my “All of myy work, wove v n pieces ppiiecess stems from my fam a ily.” woven family.” Razzem has an eell trap ap on display d di Ms Razem in C nberra Ca r ’s National Nat a io ionaal Museum Muse Mu seum m and and n another anot Canberra’s three already in the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria, who was at the awards presentation, said the awards are aimed to build the profile of south east Australian Indigenous art and Victoria’s Indigenous artists. Ms Victoria congratulated all winners and finalists and said it’s now the public’s turn to be the judge for the Arts Victoria People’s Choice Award, worth $2,500. “This year’s finalist works celebrate the incredible depth and diversity of Victoria’s Indigenous arts sector and they feature in a stunning exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. I encourage everyone to visit the exhibition either in person or online via the Arts Victoria website and cast their vote for their favourite,” she said. Head to arts.vic.gov.au/peopleschoice to view the online gallery and vote for the Arts Victoria People’s Choice Award.
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A+E news in brief Artists unite for Young tribute night SIX solo artists and two local bands will unite in the spirit of rock â€˜nâ€™ roll to pay homage to one of the greats at the Neil Young tribute night this Saturday at Barwon Heads Hotel. If itâ€™s been too long since youâ€™ve heard â€œRockinâ€™ in the Free Worldâ€?, â€œCinnamon Girlâ€?, â€œHeart of Goldâ€? or â€œDown By The Riverâ€? live, then donâ€™t muck around. Doors open at 9pm, so get in early to catch sets by Roy Green, Mark Skelton, Rousa, Red C. Whyte, Tristen Bird, Brandon Davey, the Dave Fazza Band and Surfusion. Entry $10 at the door.
Play reading for interested actors ANGLESEA Performing Arts theatre group is preparing for their 2014 play Kafkaâ€™s Metamorphosis an Adaptation, to be directed by Iris Walshe-Howling. There will be a play reading and information night on November 12 for interested actors, musicians (string), designers and technical crew. Head to the Anglesea Hall at 7.30pm. For more phone Iris on 0427 052 838.
Get wild and drum to the groove EACH month the gang at Wild Moves bring international artists to the Surf Coast. This monthâ€™s Universal Grooves program will see Appiah Annan and Asanti dance theatre teach afternoon workshops in drumming, dancing and acrobatics followed by Power and Passion from Africa. The workshops will run from 1-4pm at Bellbrae Hall. For more details call Jacqui Dreessens 0409 025 062.
Secrets shared in authors talk BUDDING writers will be treated to insights into the tough publishing world thanks to local childrenâ€™s author Heather Gallagher. The mind behind the 2013 hit Ferret on the Loose, Gallagher will share secrets to her publishing success, after more than 10 years of publisherâ€™s rejections. â€œRejection is part of the process for any writer and the truth is it always hurts â€“ but you need to develop a thick skin if youâ€™re going to succeed.â€? Ms Gallagher has a second book due out next year. Her talk at Ocean Grove library on November 12; to book phone 5272 6010.
BY TIFFANY PILCHER FRESH from a massive headline tour across the US, Europe and the UK, Australiaâ€™s hottest indie pop darlings San Cisco are gearing up for the Queenscliff Music Festival this month. The quartet has won the hearts of music fans across the globe with their catchy, garage pop hits including â€œAwkwardâ€?, â€œWild Thingsâ€? and â€œFred Astaireâ€?. All four members are between 19 and 21 and with three ARIA award nominations, an Unearthed J Award nomination, and three Triple J Hottest 100 songs the group is famous for their talent which extends far beyond their years. Guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist Josh Biondillo said now the band has touched down from the whirlwind tour, theyâ€™re looking forward to getting stuck into writing again. â€œItâ€™s all systems go now, Iâ€™ve been listening to a lot of Brian Burtonâ€™s (Danger Mouse) work as a producer and that seems to be seeping into what Iâ€™m writing at the moment a little bit. â€œHe has some really interesting sounds and for me a song will just start with a sound and grow from there.â€? San Cisco are the only Australian band signed to boutique US label Fat Possum records alongside some of the industryâ€™s biggest players including The Black Keys, Spiritualised and Dinosaur Jr. â€œIt was really cool when that happened,â€?
Biondillo said. â€œTheyâ€™re so passionate about really great music, we wouldnâ€™t have been able to go as far as we have internationally without them â€“ no way.â€?
Before they go on to total global domination, catch San Cisco at the Queenscliff Music Festival from November 22â€“24. For the full lineup, tickets and more information, head to qmf.net.au.
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The Foreigner final shows BY ALI DEANE JUST three shows remain of Torquay Theatre Troupe’s hilarious production The Foreigner by Larry Shue and directed by Gay Bell. Michael Baker, Maryanne Doolan, Fred Preston and Stuart Errey are joined by Declan Hodge, Glen Barton and new troupe member Ivana HudjecOrlovic to bring audiences the devilishly funny play set in a Georgian fishing lodge. The extremely shy Charlie Baker has reluctantly followed his friend “Froggy” Le Sueur on a fishing trip in America, but when he discovers they won’t be staying in the lodge alone, he panics, so the pair tells the lodge owner Charlie’s from an exotic country and doesn’t speak a word of English; to remove the pressure of having to make conversation. Safe in the knowledge they won’t be understood,
the other guests discuss their devious plots and dirty secrets in his presence. While initially resenting the situation, Charlie gradually begins to see the opportunity it presents for him to reinvent himself, to expose the villains – and to toy with them a little. “While it is a fantastically funny play, there are no shallow characters,” according to Kristel Rae Barton, who witnessed the final dress rehearsal last week. The dialogue is perfectly timed for both drama and a hearty laugh and the whole show is presented on a wonderfully detailed 1980s-style log cabin set.” The Foreigner is tonight at the Torquay Senior Citizens’ Hall, 16 Price Street, Torquay, Friday night and Saturday night. Start at 8pm. Tickets are available from Surf Sight Optical, Gilbert Street, Torquay or phone Marie on 5261 9035. Adults $20, Concession $15.
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Oh, lardy, nothing left but the oink FRENCH Emperor Napoleon III offered a prize to anyone who could make a satisfactory alternative for butter, suitable for use by his army. His chemists got to work and eventually the production process was refined sufficiently to produce margarine. It was white in colour and when introduced into the American market, the manufacturers provided a yellow dye which was mixed with the margarine to make it look like butter. The production of margarine is an industrial process. Cows produce milk after eating grass. The milk is separated and churned. The result is butter. Which product do you think has more health benefits? I was interested to watch Catalyst last week which investigated the link between dietary fat and cholesterol in heart disease. They interviewed several cardiac specialists in the US, most of whom concluded it’s a misconception that saturated fat and cholesterol are the demons in the diet. They went on to explore what led us to believe saturated fat and cholesterol caused heart disease and reveal why, in their opinion, it’s the biggest myth in medical history. This fear of fat has resulted in us consuming dreadful trans fats and too many refined carbohydrates. Without doubt we are facing an obesity and diabetes epidemic. Another of my food heroes is Rodney Dunn who runs the Agrarian Kitchen outside of Hobart. I have mentioned this wonderful cooking school before which offers an array of courses designed to give people the ability to grow their own food and be discerning in their food choices. The last class I attended was called “the whole hog” where we utilised all the cuts from a Wessex pig and cooked 16 individual dishes with nothing remaining but the oink. One of the recipes was a lardy cake. You may think a cake made with lard would be “heavy”. In actual fact, this traditional English loaf is light and full of fruit. It reminds me of Italian panettone and is delicious served with tea.
Lardy English fruit loaf
INGREDIENTS 450g white flour plus extra flour for dusting 1 tsp salt 2 x 7g sachets instant yeast 75g lard and 75g butter 300ml water 225g mixed dried fruit including mixed peel 50g soft brown sugar METHOD Mix together flour, salt and yeast in a mixing bowl. Rub 20g of lard using your fingertips until there are no pieces of lard visible. Add three-quarters of the water and hand mix the flour into the water to form a dough. Add as much of the remaining water as you need to get a dough that is soft and leaves the sides of the bowl clean. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes, or until the dough is smooth. Place in a clean bowl, cover and leave to rise until doubled in size. This may take three hours. Put dough on board dusted with flour and roll into a rectangle about 20 x 50cm and cm thick. Dot a third of the remaining lard and a third of the butter over the surface of the dough. Scatter over a third of the fruit and a third of the sugar. Fold the top third of the dough down and the bottom third up so that the dough is folded in three and roughly square. Turn the dough a quarter turn. Roll out and repeat the out process twice more, to use up all the lard and fruit. Line a 23 x 23cm square loose bottomed tin with baking paper. Roll out the dough to fit the tin and place it inside. Cover with cling film, and leave to rise for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 220C and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden-brown.
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AS I listen to the final strains of “Anarchy in the UK” dying away with Johnny Rotten angrily spitting out the words “Anarchist, get p*&$#ed, destrooooyyyyyaarrgh”… just to get my head “in the zone” so to speak, I started asking myself “What is punk and anarchy all about?” Some may just think of punk as a fashion like mohawks, tartan pants, kicker boots, lots of leather, I’m sure you get the drift. Then there are those that relate it to music. The Sex Pistols, obviously, are the first that springs to mind. Then there are the whole political connotations and philosophies, but this column is supposed to be about wine, so I’ll get back on track. But before I do, I guess when I think of punk, it’s more of a feeling, an attitude, an energy if you will and sometimes a burst of creativity to break down conformity and destroy the status quo. Out of the carnage comes a new perspective. Sometimes, we all need to push the parameters, like the recently departed Lou Reed sings, “take a walk on the wild side”, he too was a punk. So too, in wine, there’s many a winemaker prepared to take on “the system” and shove their index finger in the face of traditional winemaking expectations, and so, ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you Doug Neal, winemaker for the Paradise IV label in the Moorabool Valley, part of the winemaking team out at Del Rios, a French Barrel importer/wholesaler, and an ex teacher of history. He cut his winemaking teeth in the early days with Rick Kinzbrunner at Giaconda in Beechworth whom he still connects with regularly. He’s just released his new 2012 wines from Paradise IV, the “Anarchist” from Del Rios, and a new label from Beechworth – “Hildegard”, and these new wines all have that edge and punk attitude that I’m talking about, so let’s take a look!
mid palate with plenty of grunt. The filth and the fury indeed, bring it on!
Paradise IV “Dardel” Shiraz 2012 ($50) Highly rated by industry cognoscenti, this 2012 release delivers in spades with dusty, earth notes on the nose alongside wild herb scents, bramble fruits and savoury spice. In the mouth it’s quite voluminous but tempered, with plenty of breadth and depth of flavour delivering complex blue/raspberry fruits, mineral/granite nuance, black olive, tapenade and fresh tangy acidity on the finish. Fantastic.
Hildegard Beechworth Shiraz 2012 ($40) Named in honour of the 12th Century Benedictine abbess, who was a poet, visionary, musician, herbalist, healer, and spiritualist whose work still inspires today with its focus on balance, harmony and her “viriditas” (vital) way of life. This wine seeks to resonate regional purity via a seamless balance of complex dark fruits, spice and seductive palate texture with elegant structure. Think blueberries, intensity, mineral/granite palate grip, silky soft tannins and bright acidity. Awesome.
ANOTHER series of book events arrives on the coast next weekend with the author of The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka appearing in Ocean Grove and Aireys Inlet. Acclaimed author and historian Clare Wright’s latest book reveals the roles of thousands of women in one of Australia’s foundation legends. Ms Wright will be appearing on November 15 at 7pm at bookgrove in Ocean Grove and November 16 at 7pm at Great Escape Books in Aireys Inlet. “Don’t miss this opportunity to come and listen to feminist historian Clare Wright talk about her 10 year research project that has culminated into this 500-page book,” bookgrove owner Stacey Moore said. “Clare is a captivating energetic speaker who leaves no stone unturned to finally give the woman at Eureka a voice.” The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka reveals the stories of many women who worked in the goldfields – how they arrived there, why they came and how they
sustained themselves, but it is in the rebellion itself that the women of Ballarat come into their own in the book. Clare Wright is an historian who has worked as a political speechwriter, university lecturer, historical consultant and radio and television broadcaster. Her first book, Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia’s Female Publicans, garnered both critical and popular acclaim. She researched, wrote and presented the ABC television documentary Utopia Girls and is writing a four-part series to commemorate the centenary of WWI for ABC1. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children. Bookings are essential for the bookgrove event. Call 5255 5973 or email stacey@bookgrove. com.au. For more information on the Great Escape Books event call 5289 7052 or email myevents@ greatescapebooks.com.au.
Mayhem @ Anakie “The Anarchist” 2012 ($20) Never mind the volcanoes, here’s Doug Neal and his rebel rousing winemaking team of John Durham and Gus Del Rios wreaking mayhem out at Anakie with an explosively turbulent mix of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet. They lay waste to preconceived winemaking conventions to create a new blend that is upfront, unabashed, and in your face! Ok, enough rubbish then, simply put this is a delicious blend of dark juicy fruits, with slurpy supple tannins fleshing out the
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Harvest ‘n’ Graze back on Bellarine BY TIFFANY PILCHER FOLLOWING a hugely successful inaugural event this year, Harvest ‘n’ Graze has just announced they will be returning to the Bellarine in 2014. The food, music and wine festival showcases some of the best local produce and there will be entertainment for the whole family with performances and workshops happening all day. Everyone will be up and dancing when festival headliner Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock frontman Ross Wilson takes to the stage to perform a host of classic hits. Wilson will be joined by other great Australian artists including Kingston Crown, Peter Chapman, Where’s Joss and DJ Maloney. There is also plenty of free entertainment for children with a jumping castle, face painting, roving entertainers and storytelling, circus performances, magic shows and workshops in The Dreaming Space. The big kids can kick back and enjoy local beer and wine, cooking demonstrations and delicious gourmet foods. Harvest ‘n’ Graze will be held at Bellarine Estate, 2,270 Portarlington Road on January 18 from 10am to 6pm. Get your tickets before November 20 to take advantage of their fantastic early bird special of two adult tickets for the price of one. General admission is $25 and entry for children under 18 is free, general admission tickets on the
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THE lights are out and the dancing shoes are on as international dance phenomenon, No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) hits Torquay. The casual, free-form dance in the dark was first launched in Melbourne four years ago and after taking the world by storm, the Surf Coast now has its own chapter. The weekly event is open to everyone and there is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn and no technique. The aim is to allow dancers to express themselves through free movement for the pure joy of it and shake out the stresses of the week in a friendly, non-threatening, drug and alcohol
free atmosphere. NLNL was started in 2009 by unconventional dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett. Through word of mouth the night has grown into a global community who share a passion for the unique experience. NLNL now runs in over 30 locations around the world, including Vancouver, Shanghai, London, New York and Berlin. The Torquay NLNL is on Tuesday nights at 8.15pm at the Torquay Improvement Association Hall, Price Street, Torquay. Dancers should dress comfortably and bring a water bottle and $5 for 70 minutes of dancing. Head to facebook. com/nolightsnolycrasurfcoast for updates and events.
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AIREYS INLET 27th November Lunch to raise funds for the Las Lomas School in Peru 12pm at Geelong Boat House Bookings 5222 2342 or 0431 519 119
ANGLESEA Anglesea Community House Open Monday-Friday 9.30am-2.30pm Contact 5263 2116 or firstname.lastname@example.org Free Tax Return Preparation from July-October. You must earn under $50,000
TUESDAYS & SATURDAYS Family History Research Library Open from 10.30am to 1pm at 5a McMillan Street. Surf Coast Family History Group Meets every second Thursday of the month at 10am. home.vicnet.net.au/~angen/fn_home.htm
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
SUNDAYS Anglican Service 9.15am at the Church of the Transfiguration, Great Ocean Road.
APOLLO BAY SUNDAYS Farmers Market Youth Club Hall Moore Street 3rd Sunday of every month.
SATURDAYS Community Market 9am-1pm on the Foreshore Visit www.visitotways.com for full events for the month
BARWON HEADS 11th January Barwon Heads Uniting Church Fete Wanting goods to be donated for the fete Please call Mark 5264 1536 or Ken 5254 2876
SATURDAYS Community Market Last Saturday of the month from 8am-1pm. Community Hall in Hitchcock Avenue. Contact Lila on 0402 642 357.
what’s happening DRYSDALE 10th November Drysdale Station Car Boot Sale-The Bellarine Railway 8am-2pm at 2-10 Station Street Call 0418 379 245
Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Buy Bellarine Produce Barn 9am-3pm at Tuckerberry Farm www.buybellarine.com.au
TUESDAYS The Springdale Toy Library 4pm-5pm at the Neighbourhood Centre in High Street Enquiries to Alison on 0438 224 468
FRIDAYS Drysdale Ladies Day VIEW Club Luncheon 10.30am on the fourth Friday of each month at Portarlington Golf Club. For bookings contact Ann on 5259 3594
FORREST Neighbourhood House For the complete program and classes please ring or email. You can access computers & internet, printing, scanning and photocopying, book lending library, AV equipment and even some local produce from right here at the hall. Contact Gillian Brew - Co-ordinator Phone: 03 5236 6591. Email: email@example.com
JAN JUC 18th November Jan Juc Preschool AGM Enquiries to 5261 2643
SUNDAYS Uniting Church Worship 11am at Uniting Church, Cnr Anglesea and School Road. www.surfcoast.ucaweb.com.au
CLIFTON SPRINGS Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
Clifton Springs Play Group Fridays 10am-12pm Drysdale Community Church, 275 Jetty Road For more information call Carolyn on 0468 345 271
Regular weekly Philosophy classes: Mondays in October 7.30pm-8.30pm 14,21,28th Meditation Classes: Tuesdays 1-2pm Fridays 11-12pm Retreat; Exploring Your Potential October 18th,19,20th Please see website for full program 625 Nortons Road, Paraparap. Closed on total fire ban days firstname.lastname@example.org www.drolkarbuddhistcentre.org.au
Fig Tree Community House 5289-2972 email@example.com Playgroup Thursdays 9.30am Games Group (Mah Jong,etc) Thursdays 1pm Positive Parenting 7-9pm Computer access weekdays except Thursdays Meeting rooms available Book now for January & Term 1 2014 Childcare
OCEAN GROVE Bellarine Community Health Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
Meets every second Thursday at 1.30pm Ocean Grove Community Health Centre For more information contact 5221 8862
Senior Citizens 101 The Terrace, Ocean Grove. Mondays – Hairdressing by appointment, 1pm Crazy Whist. Tuesdays – 1:15pm Indoor Bowls and Snooker. Thursdays – 1pm Card Games and snooker. As well as lots of other monthly activities. For more information phone 5255 2996.
SATURDAYS Bellarine Community Farmer’s Market Every 3rd Saturday of the month 9am-1pm at the Ocean Grove Park, cnr Draper & Presidents Enquiries Sally 0418 141 208
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Torquay Garden Club
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Every 4th Tuesday. 7.30pm at the Senior Citizens Rooms Price St. New members welcome. Phone 5264 7476.
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.
WEDNESDAYS Coastal Sound Children’s & Youth Choir Wednesdays at 35 Boston Rd, Torquay Grades 1-4 3.45 to 4.25pm Years 5-8 4.30 to 5.15pm www.salvos.org.au/torquay
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THURSDAYS Meditation and Philosophy
Well Women’s Clinics Pap Test Phone 5251 2291
10.30am-12.30 weekly S C Community House, 14 Price St, Torquay. Inquiries: Jean 52647484
SATURDAYS Queenscliffe Produce Swap
Free meetings Torquay Philosophy 2pm-4.30pm at The Pear Tree Cafe, Gilbert St. Inquiries: Michael 52647484
3rd Saturday of the month at 10am-12 noon at the Neighbourhood House Phone 5258 3367
Meditation and Ways to release stress 10.30am-12.30pm at Spring Creek Community House , 14 Price Street. Gold coin donation. For more information contact Jean 5264 7484.
FRIDAYS Anglican Church Torquay Op Shop Friday & Saturday mornings from 9am-12 noon. Tuesdays 10am-1pm. Cnr Pride & Price Streets.
TORQUAY 7th, 8th, 9th November Torquay Theatre Troupe-The Foreigner by Larry Shue Tickets Surf Sight Optical or 5261 9035
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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 Mental Health First Aid – Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th November 9-5 Introduction to MYOB – Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th November 6pm-9pm Beginners Computers – Thursdays 1.30pm-4pm from November 14th Microsoft Office Programs – Thursday 6.30pm-9pm from November 14th First Aid Level II –Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st November 9am-4pmw Responsible Service of Alcohol – Wednesday 4th December 6pm-10pm Follow Workplace Procedures – Thursday 5th December 9am-3pm
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9.30am-11am at Torquay Christian Fellowship at 25 Grossmans Road Enquiries Kirsty on 0408 719 861
8:30am-1pm at Torquay Central Car Park.
Spring Creek Community House
SATURDAYS Torquay Central Farmer’s Market
Charity raising money for our local children with cancer If you can get sponsored to lose weight or get fit Then CLU needs YOU! www.facebook.com/CluGeelong
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Meets 2nd Monday of each month. 10am at the Lion’s Village, Kooringa Place. Contact Yvonne on 5261 9120
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DrolKar Buddhist Centre
9th November Leopold Red Cross Garage Sale
Prostate Support Group
SUNDAYS Torquay & District Historical Society Open every Sunday throughout winter 2pm-4pm at the old Police Station, 18 Price Street.
Uniting Church Worship 9:30am at Uniting Church, 27 Anderson Street. www.surfcoast.ucaweb.com.au
Torquay Salvos Christian Church 10.30am at 35 Boston Road Torquay For more information go to www.salvos.org.au/torquay
Torquay Christian Fellowship and Youth Hub 10am at 25 Grossmans Road Phone 5261 6831 or www.torquaybaptist.com
WINCHELSEA Winchelsea Toy Library 11.30am-1.30pm (no school holidays) Call Carrie on 5267 2028 or email winchelseatoylibrary@ gmail.com
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7. In the dish Toad in the Hole, what is a toad? 8. In which James Bond film was one of the girls called Pussy Galore? 9. Who was Hitler’s propaganda chief? 10. What star sign does someone born on Christmas Day have? 11. In which city is the International Court of Justice? 12. What is the name of New Zealand’s highest mountain? 13. Which fortified wine shares its name with the capital of Oman?
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The sun and Saturn encourage you to redefine your goals for the future, and make them as creative and ambitious as possible. With Venus in your sign, you’re at your charming Capricorn best so it’s also a super week to network and make connections. As birthday great Albert Camus wrote “Charm is the way of getting the answer yes, without having asked any clear question.”
Venus boosts career prospects, professional negotiations and work-place relations. But, if you rush into situations, then you could end up with a real mess on your hands. Time for Rams to slow down and do the planning and research that’s required! Saturday’s Mars/Saturn aspects will help transform your energy and enthusiasm into productive projects. Patience is the key.
With ebullient Jupiter jumping through your sign, you’re keen to enjoy yourself and capitalise on your Cancerian creativity. You need to be patient though, as it will take a while for your talents to be appreciated by others. Passion and persistence will get you there! Be inspired by Joni Mitchell born on November 7, 1943 “I want to have fun, I want to shine like the sun.”
This week, Neptune encourages you to come up with plenty of creative ideas, while Venus helps you present them to others in the best possible light. Romance is also in the air! With Venus your ruling planet visiting your domestic zone, it’s a wonderful weekend to entertain at home. But – with Saturn and retro Mercury stirring up your money zone – keep it simple!
The sun and Saturn join forces in your relationship zone, so you need to tend to relationship problems. Don’t make assumptions. Sort out your expectations and double-check what others expect from you in return. Single Bulls – give superficial and flirtatious suitors the flick. Look for love with someone who is mature, dependable and ready to commit.
The sun links up with serious Saturn on Wednesday, which will limit your Leo liveliness. But it also increases your Cat concentration so it’s time to buckle down to business, as you power through projects and tackle jobs you’ve put in the too-hard basket. Your domestic situation is in a state of flux so the more adaptable you are, the better the outcome will be.
With retrograde Mercury plus the sun/Saturn conjunction in your sign, there’s no escaping the fact that you’re being tested at the moment. Stay strong Scorpio! Stamina, patience and self-belief will see you through. And don’t become obsessed with doing things perfectly. Perfection is a goal, not a destination; and it’s important to enjoy the journey along the way.
Career issues continue to be challenging. Energy and enthusiasm alone won’t win others over, the thing that will impress people is plenty of hard work. So put your head down and get on with your job or looking for a job. Attached Aquarians – avoid keeping important information from your partner. Singles – you may be drawn to someone who has a mysterious past.
Roll up your sleeves and be a disciplined Twin. Re-organise your daily routine so there’s a chance you’ll actually stick to it; prioritise and streamline tasks; then make time for fresh air and exercise in the great outdoors. But with Mercury still in retrograde motion until November 11 avoid making witty wisecracks and insensitive remarks, as people are likely to be offended.
Don’t waste time worrying about things you can’t change. Saturn is asking you to be methodical and measured. If you prioritise and are mentally disciplined, then you’ll complete tasks with less stress and strain. But remember Mercury your ruling planet is still reversing until November 11 so take extra care with cars, computers, contracts and all forms of communication.
Jupiter your ruling planet goes retrograde on Thursday, so the next few months is the time to pace yourself; stay close to home; review major plans; and look within for ideas and inspiration. You’re a Sagittarian so you love to dream big, but it will take plenty of patience to turn your dreams into reality. The weekend is wonderful for getting involved in your local community.
If you are on holiday or planning a business trip, take extra care as Mercury reverses through your travel zone until November 11. Don’t skim over the surface Pisces - the devil is definitely in the detail. So double-check your itinerary, plus expect some delays and disruptions. Friday and Sunday are super for fun, flirting, romance, creativity and all forms of communication.
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Optimising sports performance WITH RICHARD BENNETT FROM OM PSYCHOLOGY IN ALL sports, from local junior club level to elite world class competition, developing your mental game is key for personal best performance and career success. Similar to technical skills, mental skills are also best developed through consistent, quality practice across all possible situations and performance demands. The ideal place to start is with your overall perspective on competition. Perspectives that focus on outcomes and controlling performance are not realistic and so often trigger doubt and anxiety when the intensity is up. Instead ensure your perspective is realistic and centres focus on
â€œMy mind has created the success that Iâ€™ve had above everything else.â€? KELLY SLATER, 11-time world surfing champion. Quote taken from The Surferâ€™s Mind: The complete, practical guide to Surf Psychology, by Richard Bennett
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and learning into preparation for your next performance. The performance cycle applies for both individual and team sports and presents a simple framework for athletes and coaches to work on mental skills alongside physical, technical, tactical and team skills. Establishing a sound personal foundation that includes a great support network, â€œswitch offâ€? activities and self-regulation strategies will also serve your mental skills development and keep you balanced, positive and inspired for peak performance throughout your season of sport. Visit ompsychology.com â€“ contact Richard for more information on his book and how he can work with you to optimise your mental game.
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BlueNet to capture the road
A regional partnership with TAC and the Victorian Government Maintain vigilance about road safety. (Rural Vic Toll YTD) The above figures represent regional Victoria’s road toll.
POLICE regions incorporating Geelong, Shepparton, Frankston and Brimbank will be part of a pilot program that will trial cutting edge Victoria Police BlueNet patrol cars. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells said the BlueNet vehicle combines the current Automatic Number Plate Recognition, In-Car Video and mobile data technologies into a fully integrated system designed to crack down on illegal drivers. “Cameras mounted on the BlueNet car rapidly scan numberplates and alert police to unregistered vehicles, unlicensed drivers, or stolen vehicles,” Mr Wells said. Victoria police state highway patrol has been using a $75,000 prototype BlueNet vehicle out of the Moorabbin Police Complex since December. During that time, the prototype vehicle detected 17,794 road offences. Mr Wells said the success of the prototype led to last week’s launch of a new pilot program, which would see the additional four vehicles used on patrols during the high-risk summer
holiday period. “BlueNet vehicles are another tool police will use during the Christmas and New Year period to detect and remove those who, for a range of reasons, shouldn’t be our roads,” Mr Wells said. “The technology in these vehicles
dramatically improves police efficiency and drastically increases the number of licence and vehicle checks officers can conduct on the frontline. “It only takes BlueNet half a second to scan a car as it travels past, and in one shift up to 5,000 vehicles can be
checked by the BlueNet system.” The $180,000 pilot program will be subject to a full review and evaluation. “This technology is the future of road patrols and will go a long way towards reducing road trauma during the high-risk summer period,” Mr Wells said.
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There’s nothing like the exhilaration of a weekend ride. Whether it’s up the spur, along the coast, or even down the island. But as we all know, no two corners are ever the same. And when the unexpected happens, we come off second best. That’s why it’s always worth brushing up on our skills, so before your next ride, visit spokes.com.au to check out our Perfect Ride videos. Because there’s a lot riding on how you ride.
Thursday 7 November 2013
Oh Canada, how lovely you are... Spectacular, amazing and absolutely gorgeous are all superlatives which come to mind when I think of my trip to the Rocky Mountains in Canada. BY JEAN ORANIUK ARRIVING in Vancouver, you are struck by the cleanliness and beauty of the city with baskets of flowers everywhere and the picturesque bustling harbour. The Rocky Mountaineer Gold Leaf really is a train experience with the glass dome roof on the upper level and silver service restaurant underneath. From the moment you step on board you are treated to a feast of spectacular
scenery, fantastic food and we were lucky enough to see a bear as well as other wildlife. Staying in the Banff Springs Hotel is like living in a castle with all the luxurious surroundings of a five-star hotel. We travelled up Sulphur Mountain in a gondola, swam in the hot springs and floated down the Bow River in bliss. Chateau Lake Louise is situated on one of the most picturesque lakes I have A train ride is a great way to see some of Canada’s amazing scenery.
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ever seen with the glacier in the distance peaking through the lush green Christmas trees. Visiting the Athabasca Glacier, riding on a snow coach and walking on the ice is an awe-inspiring experience and if you drink the water on the glacier they guarantee you will look 10 years younger... Worth a try! Jasper is a wilderness lodge with everything – stunning lake, immaculate golf course and of course wildlife meandering around the chalets. Travelling from Jasper we stayed at a couple of ski resorts where, being summer, the lifts were running taking mountain bikers up the mountain so they could ride back. No I did not do that one!
Victoria was a lovely place to end our tour. I could have watched the bustling harbour all day with float planes taking off, cruise boats and water taxis but I had to go whale watching. I elected to go in a zodiac. On a rainy day, flying along the waves felt like Chinese water torture for an hour before getting to the pod of whales. They swam right past the boat, so close I could have touched them, it was definitely a highlight of my trip but there were oh so many highlights. For more information on all these highlights and how you can make them your own, give Harvey World Travel a call. A representative from each of their shops has travelled to Canada so they have the inside information. Call Leopold on 5250 1210, Ocean Grove on 5256 1888, and Drysdale on 5251 1125.
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Season close to open for local life savers BY ALI DEANE THE thrill of competition, spirit of camaraderie and fun of being part of a surf club is luring surf life savers back to the beach to train in the lead up to the 2013-2014 summer season. The first major carnival for juniors is set for December 7 at Ocean Grove and the first in the Summer Surf Series is locked in for Torquay beach on December 15. But for some of the ultra dedicated, the season never comes to an end. Lorne surf life saver and super fish Tristan Read, who now lives in Torquay, took training up a notch over winter, battling biting onshore wind conditions, often paddling from Kennett River to Anglesea to train. Read was preparing for what was to be his second attempt at the infamous Coolangatta Gold and redemption following a disqualification metres from the finish line at last year’s 41.8 kilometre multi-leg surf race marathon. The long hard yards over winter paid off, as 39-year old Read crossed the line (in the 30-39) 4th, in 4:42:50, behind Brent McKinnon (4:31:34), Tim Jennett and
Boyd Conrick. Fairhaven SLSC’s Bradley Cummins wasn’t far behind with a time of 4:56:37, and sixth place. “The whole race was tough, last year the course seemed shorter, and the toughest bit was when the wind got up for the way back,” Read said. “After unofficially crossing in second last year but being DQ’d on the last leg for a misunderstanding near the finishing chute, I had to give it another crack; that was the drive, but I was another year older, and there are a lot of younger guys. “I’d been training for almost 12 months, but I had a great support crew, and coach in Chris Porter, I really kept my motivation.” Read said he would definitely be back next year, as the younger of the field in the 40-49 division. But first, Read has his eye on the podium at Lorne’s Pier to Pub, and will be one to watch at the Anglesea Rock 2 Ramp and Danger 1000 swims, as defending champ. This weekend local surf boat crews will row for glory at the official launch event of the 2013-14 Navy Australian Surf Rowers League at Surfers Paradise. The Victorian season kicks off with Round One at
Mordialloc, Saturday November 23, and Torquay will host the excitement of Round Two surf boat racing on December 15. The 2013/2014 summer nippers program at local surf life saving clubs is also about to begin, for children between 5-13 years running from December to January. Nippers participate in fun and interactive activities covering surf safety, first aid, sun safety, communication and physical skills including surf swimming, board paddling, beach sprinting providing pathways for participation in both lifesaving and surf sports. For more information on the nippers program and all surf life saving events and activities head to lifesavingvictoria.com.au, phone 9676 6900, or pop in to your local club.
Surf Brief Groms at the Grove OCEAN Grove main beach will be the place to be if you’re young and love to surf this weekend, for the return of the Wahu Surfer Groms Comp. Both days will be full of beach games and fun surfing competition for surfers under 14. Head down to check out the action and see our youngest rising surf stars do battle. Head to surfingvic.com for more information.
Calling all teams for Surf Fest SHORTBOARDERS, longboarders and retro surfers will unite next Saturday for the annual SEDA Surf Fest at Jan Juc Beach. Entries are open now for the teams surfing charity challenge at Surf World Museum or at surfworld.com.au. Head along to Surf World in Torquay next Friday night (November 15) for the heat draw, raffle, refreshments and surf movie night from 5.30pm. Get your boards waxed and ready for Surf Fest, which kicks off at 8am on November 16. Find Surf Fest on Facebook for all event updates.
Training through the cold winter months has paid off for Lorne SLSC’s Tristan Read – here he is moments from the finish line of the famous Coolangatta Gold where he came fourth.
The thrill and excitement of surf life saving events like surf boat racing is just around the corner with the start of the 2013/2014 season. Photo: EMMA @ PAPER ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Nippers from Anglesea SLSC preparing for an exciting season ahead with pre-season training. Photo: EMMA @ PAPER ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Lynch launches Lorne film fest WAYNE Lynch is undeniably one of the most legendary, influential and intriguing surfers and shapers on the planet. The story of his surfing life that began in Lorne has been captured in a feature length documentary, Uncharted Waters, directed by Craig Griffin, premiering next Friday night at the launch of the inaugural Lorne Film Festival, with an appearance by Lynch. Uncharted Waters is also showing at Village Cinemas, Geelong November 18, and selected Melbourne cinemas this month. Head to unchartedwaters.com.au for session times and tickets. Have you snapped an awesome surfing pic? Got a cool surfing story to share? Email email@example.com.
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FISHING REPORT ANGLESEA Still reports of snapper as well as some gummy shark being caught Reports of some couta still around Salmon are still being taken off most beaches 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 Salmon continue to make a appearance off most beaches Snapper being caught offshore when fishers can get out The Aire River continues to produce some nice bream and mullet Still Grass whiting being caught in the harbour as well as squid on the weed beds. 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 Bream and trevally are still being taken in the river Snapper are on the go for those who can get out in boats Some reports of gummy shark.
TORQUAY Snapper continue to be caught offshore Gummy shark have also been reported Some reports of sand flathead being caught as well Salmon off most local beaches Still bream to be had in Spring Creek. Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Gareth and Jonathan. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-to-date information available, phone 5264 8207.
QUEENSCLIFF St Leonards, still good reports coming in of snapper in deeper water; in close, reports of whiting, calamari and pinkies continue Swan Bay has garfish in numbers with reports of calamari at the front of the bay Point Lonsdale has some garfish, trevally and salmon off the pier The White Lady is producing some whiting and calamari Trevally, salmon and mullet continue in the creek.
THE board of VRFish, the peak recreational fishing body in Victoria, announced the appointment of Dallas Dâ€™Silva to the role of executive officer. Mr Dâ€™Silva has held senior department positions in fisheries management and policy for over 15 years in Queensland, Torres Strait, New South Wales and Victoria. Prior to taking on the VRFish role, Mr Dâ€™Silva was the industry liaison manager with NSW Fisheries. He was also the executive officer of the Australian Fisheries Managers Forum from 2010-2012. â€œI would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dallas to this crucial role as we continue to represent the diverse needs and values of Victoriaâ€™s recreational fishers,â€? VRFish chair Russell Conway said. Mr Dâ€™Silva said he felt privileged to accept the position of executive officer of VRFish and will be working hard to deliver positive outcomes for the Victorian recreational fishing community. â€œIt is great to see continued government support for recreational fishing in Victoria and their commitment to fund a peak body consultative structure. â€œIt is vital we make best use of the current model that empowers VRFish to be a single, unified voice. â€œWe need to ensure we continue to consult widely and effectively represent inland, estuarine and marine fishers, whether they are young or old, regardless of their cultural background or whether they are regional or metropolitan-based.â€? VRFishâ€™s immediate priorities include; improving communication within the sector, maintaining robust governance and reporting, improving angler access in coastal and inland waters, with a focus on Port Phillip Bay, actively engaging in the state government marine parks review, advocating for the protection and restoration of fish habitats and developing future leaders in the sector. Meanwhile, a new report gives a glowing endorsement of Commonwealth fisheries and shows management practices continue to improve. Parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Senator Richard Colbeck released the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Fishery status reports 2012. â€œWhat this report shows us is that our fisheries are undeniably sustainable and our science-based
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Thursday 7 November 2013
ANGLESEA GOLF CLUB HOLES in one must come in packs. Following on from last week we had another flock of eagles this weekend. On Sunday, Peter Wanless and Jeff Harding both scored holes in one on the 16th and Trent Malcolm scored an eagle on the 18th thanks to a very nice tail wind, friendly pin and three perfect shots. On Saturday, Scott Saunders scored an eagle on the 10th. Club Championships have started this week and we are thankful that the rain stopped for the first round. After round one, Janet Coombes and Margot Parton are the frontrunners in the ladies, with Ros Holland and Beatrice Stephens leading B and C grades respectively. In the mens, Brett Balloch leads ahead of Will Kendal, with Brent McDonald leading B Grade and a few in contention in C Grade. You might be able to get a ticket to Renee Geyer on Saturday night if you are quick, but you can certainly get a seat at the AGM on Sunday November 24 and the seats are free. Members should note that there is no elections required this year as nominations matched vacancies. As a result Ian Burgess will be our new president, Alan Nanscawen and Les Cooper will be directors for the next two years, David Lewis is servicing a second two-year term as captain, as is his vice, Geordie Thoms. Congratulations and thanks to them all.
WITH MARGOT SMITH
playing with new clubs), Ian Treloar in C Grade with 1 up on a count back from John Edmanson, and Cyril Leith in the seniors with square. NTP winners were Brian Virtue, Barry Coleman, Doug Green and David Hitchcock. It was fun day for the ladies as they thanked and entertained the outgoing committee. The event was Ambrose with a twist, and with putts blindfolded, backwards and left handed, and drives with putters and on one leg! Winners were Barb Cook, Jill Emerson, Wendy Callahan and Rachel Kane. Ann Wylie was the best driver with a putter and Nancye Warhurst drove best on one leg.
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It was a par event for the men on Wednesday. Winners were Sandy Talbot in A Grade with 4 up, Peter Wanless in C Grade with 4 up as well (apparently
Saturday was stroke with some tough pin placements and the Championship course. Winners in the mens were Nigel Drought in A Grade with nett 69 also winning the medal, Wayne McIntyre in B Grade with nett 73 and Owen Batchelor in C Grade with nett 71. In the ladies Beatrice Stephens won with nett 69 and Maralyn Cross was runner up with nett 73. NTP winners were Stuart Johnston, Pal Taylor, Andrew Daffy and Calvin Robbins. It was back to winter on Sunday with stableford. Winners were Chris Branch in the ladies with 32 points, Ross Duff in A Grade with 40 points, Ray Shaw in B Grade with 34 points and Peter Wanless with those new clubs and the hole in one in C Grade with 37 points. Other NTP winners were Miller Gelic, Ryan Coleman and Peter Gowans. Enjoy your golf.
WELCOME to another new month and hopefully some better weather followed up with some good golfing and then Christmas will be here, oh how the year flies by. Tuesday for the ladies was another windy one but this time we did not get the rain so we had a good field for the stableford round. Finishing on top for A Grade Marilyn Young with 34 points. For B Grade it was Lyn Lucas 33 points and for C Grade our captain Sally Torney scored 31 points. NTPs Ainsley McCallum, Lyn Wilson and Marina Naughton. Dorothy Baker had a welcome return to golf taking out the jackpot hole. Max Ellis scored 41 points to take out the A Grade win on Wednesday. John Bishop had 42 points to win B Grade and Peter Thorsen won C Grade with 41 points. David Dickson another newcomer to the senior’s finished 1st with 45 points. NTPs Herb Hertaeg, Peter Lester and Phillip Brown. Wayne Nitschke hit the jackpot, while Max Simpson scored an eagle on the 16th. The day belonged to Ross Duff as he had a hole in one on the 13th and nothing really tops that. Friday and the Melbourne Cup long weekend is here and in perfect time Mother Nature put on a beautiful sunny day. On the course the competition was hot as Rob Hawkins took out A Grade with 43 points and for B Grade John Nestor scored 37
points. For the ladies Cheryl Brunt took 1st place with 34 points. NTPs Bob Hayles, Darren Locker and June Laidler. Dave Kilmartin won the jackpot. Saturday – the barbecue was once again fired up as the competitors took to the course for monthly medal. Branko Krstevski shot a solid 65 to win A Grade. Eric Black had 64 to take out B Grade. C Grade went to Ross Forbes with 65 and for D Grade Peter Hehir with 64. David Dickson finished on top again for the seniors with 40 points. In good form for the ladies Dee Matheson scored 70 to win and take the ladies medal, no thanks to her lovely new putter of course. NTPs Glenda Clark, Clare Fitzpatrick, Kevin McDonald, Danny Willersdorf, Errol Morris, Mitchell Calnin and Doug Hutchinson. Rod Brown hit the jackpot. Sunday Damian Grigg from the Kooringal GC took out A Grade with 37 points a rather good effort in the howling winds, not mention beating his dad on his own course by quite a few shots. I am sure it will have cost Barry to lose! B Grade went to Craif Schmidt with 31 points. NTPs John Trabert and Doug Thomas. Nathan Kerby took out the jackpot. The vets/seniors game is on again on November 11; don’t forget to get your name down for this fun day.
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THE SANDS TORQUAY LADIES THIRSDAY: Finally some decent weather on a Thursday. The ladies played Pinehurst Foursomes and it was the team of Bev Dimmick and Sue Morris who won the day narrowly from Wendy Muller and Julie Bottomley. The NTP on the 5th and 13th went to Carol McDonald. Saturday Stableford: Gail Richards with 36 points beat off the field to win narrowly from Paulette Payne with 35 points. The NTP on the 5th went to Marianne Bridgart.
MENS Wednesday Stableford: A good field of 66 players hit the course with high expectations. The best score of the day was 38 points with Austin Swain winning the day on a count back from Russell Tate. The NTP on the 7th went to Ross Millar and on the 17th went to David Mallett. Saturday Stroke: The weather finally turned and gave us a magnificent spring day for golf. The winner of A Grade and the monthly medal was Geoff Caddy with a great score of 66 nett from Rod Bray with a 67 nett. While in B Grade it was Leigh Downey 2 Sands Boulevarde, Torquay Clubhouse: 5264 3333 Pro Shop: 5264 3307
FROM THE MEMBERS’ ROOM taking the honour on a count back from Michael McCallum with both players carding a 70 nett. Also Terry Tobin lit up the 2nd with a great eagle and Geoff Caddy and Ben Eccles showed they have the goods with both carding eagles on the 16th. The NTPs went to Ben Eccles on the 7th, Luke Vassallo on the 13th and Mike Trickey on the 17th.
MEDLEYS Tuesday Stableford: Peter Cox continued his winning ways with 18 points to take the prize from Ray Robison and Elita Klunder both with 14 points. Sunday Par: We had a change in weather conditions with Saturday being near perfect it soon turned nasty for the Sunday players but the winner doing it well with a score of square was visitor Brenton Richmond. Runner up and also recording a respectable score with -2 was Andrew Mirams.
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PORTARLINGTON GOLF CLUB IT’S always great to see the next generation swap their iPhones for a set of golf clubs. The weather, abated, the sun shone, and the ferocious wind calmed just in time for the running of the annual Portarlington Junior Masters on Friday September 27. Thirty-six kids participated, the winner being Cameron Johns (2) from Waverley with a terrific score of 108 to take out the Masters Championship over 27 holes. Our locals were well represented, with Spencer O’Connor (6) on 116 being highly placed in the gross event, and Max Edmanson and Ashleigh Pukk.
Wednesday October 30, Ladies Stableford, 69 players Newly elected ladies president Jan Cogger (21) celebrated in style by accumulating an excellent 40 points on our newly scarified, but tricky greens. A grade runner-up was Jill Barker (16) on 38. B grader of the day was Angela Kiely (24) with 39 points from captain Chris (23) with 38, while the C grade title went to Carmel Scarff (35) with 37 points from Wendy Wood (38) on 33.
Thursday October 31, Mens Stableford, 114 players
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greens at all, and won the day with a sensational 44 points. Colin Doyle (23) was 2nd in C grade with 39 points. Ken Hughes (11) got his putting woes sorted to win A grade with 37 points on a count back from Andrew Hood (9). The dour Wayne Francis (18) had a good day to win B grade on 39 from Doug Hill (15) on 38. D grade glory went to Kevin Hough (26) with 39 on a count back from Jim Wilson (28).
Saturday November 2, Mens Stroke, 166 players Young Max Edmanson’s (28) handicap keeps tumbling down after taking out the Trophy of the Day and D Grade with 44 points. John Jeffers (27) would have considered himself unlucky to be beaten after accumulating 42 points. Michael Wheat (4) won A grade on a count back from John Kennedy (11), both with 37 points. Peter Nash (16) took out B grade with 41 points from Andrew Fletcher (13), 37. C grade had Ian Fulton (18) edging out Graeme Short (19) on a count back, both with 38 points. Special mention to Joshua Kent, who won the pinshot on the 5th.
Ladies Stableford, 40 players
With the greens being scarified on Monday and Tuesday, the mens regular mid week event was held on Thursday. Ian Thomson (24) didn’t mind the rough
Helen Powe (21) made the most of the beautiful conditions to put together 40 points and take out the chocolates. The consistent Judy Said (27) also did very well to be only 1 point behind Helen.
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WITH TORQUAY BOWLS CLUB FIRST things first. Congratulations to our Karen Harrington for her amazing performance in the Australian Masters Games, which were staged recently in Geelong. Karen teamed with Jan Walter from Barwon Heads to take out the over-35 pairs title. Back to the home front, things are warming up under the “Big Top”. With the temperatures gradually climbing to summery levels – except for the mid-week pennant hailstorms last week – there is a genuine feeling that the bowls season is really upon us. The pennant and solo practice sessions seem to be gaining a new sense of urgency as the more serious members look to the events calendar and realise that club championship events are on now! The mid-week competition teams are having a hectic time, with two games a week at present to make up for the Masters Games disruption, and for some it is proving a struggle. However, our Division 2 team is on top of the ladder while the three lower-division squads are still finding their feet. In Saturday pennant, the Division 1 side is holding third place at present. While the Division 5 and Division 10 groups are also in the top four of their sections. The other three teams need to lift their game as they are struggling to keep up the pace. The Twilighters’ hierarchy reports that the first week of play went off well, with Wednesday night a delight but Thursday’s conditions somewhat test of resilience. While the greens are fully booked for both nights, there is a need for emergencies who can fill in for players who are unable to play on any given week. Anyone interested in getting a game should call Gillian Pritchard on 0466 237 765 to enrol. Also, members and friends are reminded that the club’s Happy Hour continues in the salubrious surroundings of the Big Top every Friday night from 4.30pm. The Hocking Stuart members’ lucky draw is held then. And on the progress of the redevelopment of what is now the mere shell of the former clubhouse, there are assurances that all is going well and on schedule. We now are the proud owners of a roof that won’t leak on barman Willy, and plans are still afoot for being back into our home early in the New Year.
Thursday 7 November 2013
Drysdale wins its way into top four BY JAMES TAYLOR DRYSDALE continued their good work on day two of round three, inflicting Ocean Grove’s first loss of the season in the BPCA’s B grade. Despite seven scalps from Thomas Kent, Ocean Grove was unable to defend 150 and the visitors finished at 7/157, Gavin Humphrey and Wade Arnott both making 40s. Barwon Heads did a better job of defending their total of 299, Queenscliff scoring 232
thanks to a century from Matthew High and 71 from Cameron Waring. Barwon Heads skipper Conan Roos took five wickets. Jan Juc was always going to struggle defending 114 at home, but did well to dismiss five of Wallington’s batsmen before being overtaken. Wallington’s 8/216 was built on 88 from Marc Occhipinti and 40 from opener Riley Morrison. Good hitting from Anglesea middle-order batsmen Mark Stoneham (87) and Paul Weight
(66) was not enough to reach Portarlington’s 220, their team all out for 197. Daniel Gillett took four wickets for Portarlington. At home, Collendina comfortably defended 285 against Barrabool, Brett Findlay’s 56 the best for the visitors, who were all out for 175. This Saturday in B grade, Portarlington plays Barwon Heads, Anglesea plays Collendina, Queenscliff plays Ocean Grove, Barrabool plays Jan Juc and Wallington plays Drysdale.
Ocean Grove’s Peter Hart has a quick word with incoming batsman David Turner.
Barwon Heads opener Tim Hobbs executes a powerful drive last weekend against Ocean Grove. Photos: TOMMY RITCHIE
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